Mayorkun’s sold-out “Mayor of Lagos” concert at the Hard Rock Café Lagos amazed fans, friends and the industry alike when he and his guest stars took the stage last night. Eclipse Live produced the concert in partnership with the Hard Rock Café.
The night marked the finale of a 7-month long cross-country tour for the Davido Music Worldwide pop star. After being discovered on Twitter by Davido in 2016, it has been a year for the books for the young artist; his singles ‘Eleko’, ‘Sade’ and, more recently, ‘Cheche’have earned him millions of fans. Following all the success, it was time for Mayorkun’s very first headlining concert in Lagos and he did not disappoint.
Terry Apala opened the show and got the energy building with his, ‘Shape of You’ cover, JiLex Anderson kept it going with ‘Afro Lover’and then it was hit after hit, more surprises, more music and more artists as Viktoh, Wale Turner, DNA, DJ Consequence, DJ Cuppy, DJ ECool, Dice Ailes, Peruzzi, Ichaba and Dremo all took to the stage.
Dice Ailes performed breakaway hit, ‘Otedola’ while DJ Cuppy turned up in the audience and Davido took everything in from his seat in the VIP section. It was part live concert, part party, the Hard Rock foundations were shaking and, finally, Special Spesh hit the stage to introduce the man of the hour, Mayorkun.
He took the stage with the vigor of an artist who had something to prove, and the audience returned the love ten fold. Mayorkun opened with a live band and transitioned to a DJ by the end of his jam-packed set. He performed every one of his hits, did a tribute to the late, DJ Olu, and brought out LAX and Mr. Eazi, who performed his latest single, ‘Pour You Water’.
The story of the night was the city of Lagos, which has been a huge part of Mayorkun’s epic come up, finally witnessing its new star live. It would have been incomplete without Davido, the man who found Mayorkun online and put him on, gracing the stage. And so he did, to epic screams and cheers, with the energy from Mayorkun’s, ‘Che Che’ performance elevated, Davido performed a few of his hits including his newest, ‘FIA’, but the most endearing moment was his recounting how he found Mayorkun online and said he was going to make him a superstar. “Today what is he?”, Davido asked the crowd – a resounding, deafening, “A superstar!”, they responded. Mayorkun closed the show with, ‘Mama’ to a crowd that was witness to and part of one of the most live nights the city has seen in awhile, last night the live music revolution in Lagos continued.
Eclipse Live says thank you to the city after the overwhelming support for the holiday season’s concerts. Simi’s “See Me Live”, Maleek Berry,’s “Last Daze of Summer” and Mayorkun’s “Mayor of Lagos” were all sold out and well received, the production company looks forward to creating more live, affordable, accessible experiences for Nigerians.