Story & Photos by Niyi Tabiti
Right now, I am Warri; Delta State for a wedding .I left Lagos around 6 am on Friday but didn’t get to my destination until 6 pm because of the terrible state of the Benin-Ore road. The couples called me Australia about a month ago and I agreed to cover the event.The babe is from Warri, Delta State (Na correct Waffy chic) while the guy is from Ijebu in Ogun State.
As a matter of professionalism, I couldn’t change the arrangement because we already agreed!
However, I sent someone to cover the SMVA on my behalf…once I get the pictures, I will post them.
Last night, I watched parts of it on television. I saw the way the Psquare guys and their brother, Jude jumped on the stage when they won awards. I also saw the trio of Eedris ,Tony Tetuila and Eddy Montana of Remedies fame, when they came on stage to perform.What came to my mind is ‘retired but not tired’.Mayb, they should go back to Kennis Music so that they can get all the attention again.Thats crazy!
ards. They won the best Choreography and Best Video of the year. Now, I believe they won’t go and shout that SMVA is a ‘Yoruba’ hip Hop awards.Atleast from comment; they would realize that each award organizers has its own parameters for judging.Afterall, Soundcity is owned by Tajudeen Adepetu and most of the key people there are Yoruba.
What surprises me most was that Nas, American based international rapper performed with the same kind of dress he wore when I took his pictures at the Airport on Thursday. Is that his new identity?
Please, I will keep you posted when I get the photos.If you watch it live, please send comments on what you feel about the event.Thanks!
Pix 1-Nas at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport,Ikeja on Thursday
Pix 2- Sheila Okonji and another fellow outside the International Airport.