Wednesday, October 11, 2006

THISDAY MUSIC FESTIVAL - THE RUNDOWN - VIDEOS & PICS ADDED

Hey everyone! I know some of u had a superfab weekend!!!! And yes I’m talking about the people who attended the ThisDay Music Festival!
I am sooo sad I missed it…some of the people who read this and know the story will understand…

Anyway, from all accounts, it was just TOO MAD
Well organized, great crowd, fab music! Some of my friends said it was the best night ever! The VIP section was just like a little party/meet and greet/drinkup…loads of people saw people they hadn’t seen in a bit so it was good times……
Basically, Saturday night was the night to beat! Jay Z, Beyonce, Ciara, En Vogue etc….Sunday night was great as well but even though tickets were valid for both days, on Sunday, loads of people
(a) Skipped it
(b) Left early
Don Chi Chi aka Blog Marley has a fantastic very detailed blow-by-blow account of all events so go check it out now…HERE
Here is ThisDay Style Special Edition Roundup of the event - …HERE

Highlights include:
- Beyonce belting out a powerful rendition of the Nigerian national anthem
- Ciara attempting to speak Yoruba
- Jay-Z killin’ it! Memphis Bleek was on stage with him
- Snoop and Missy doing their thing (a lil birdie tells me that these 2 inhaled a lil more than Nigerian fresh air *wink*…lol)
- Nigerian artistes Dare, D’Banj etc…representing in a great way…
- Some Lagos chicks attempting to follow Karrine Stephans footsteps…lol
- I hear a lot of boyfriends and 'toasters' were MIA days before the event to avoid buying tickets...lol
- Nigerian people really represented lookin good! most people were dressed to the tee
- A lot of oldies attended...as in people's parents....they all rocked it tho!
- By the way, tickets were sold-out! yup...including the 100k VIP tickets

TMinx attended the event so should be filling us in soon…HERE
Mona has some Xclusive gist from the event…check on it…HERE
Now down to the pictures, cameras were banned from the event and most people didn’t want to brave defying the rules just to avoid harassment etc…so finding pictures from the event is just soooooooooo DIFFICULT…
So ENJOY what I grabbed…



















Whooo hooo...just to depress we who werent there a lil bit more..here are some vids from the ThisDay concert
I'll be adding more later -
Here is Beyonce singing the Nigerian national anthem...
She did a very good job!

Thanks Kemster!





Thanks anonymous! U rock~

I really must commend, Mr Nduka Obaigbena (Editor in Chief/CEO/Chairman) of Leaders & Company (the owners of ThisDay newspapers), he has really taken great strides in elevating Nigeria’s status – From the ThisDay Awards to the ThisDay Style Weekends and now the ThisDay music Festival. Very commendable indeed.

So r u as sad as I am that you missed it?
Any first hand accounts? Let us know what u thnk?
…I’ll prob have some more HQ pics later in the week…

Your comments are sooo important! Have a great week!

42 comments:

threeeighteen said...

yay 1st! hmm... na wa o, seems like it was mad fun. wish i could have been there... come o, thank the Lord there were no major "issues" 'cos sometimes sha we just like to misbehave. so far, coverage here in yankee has been positive...

Icy said...

Yah my sis Minx was there she has it in her blog as well. Claustrophobia mehn... I would have fainted and den for think say na because of celebritydom.. Das way too many ppl in one place.. But I will watch it on DVD.. heck I'm sure bootleg will come out soon.. Looks like it was fun. Thought...

Juicy said...

Thank you for checking out my blog: www.juicy-news.blogspot.com

Dammie said...

Oh woww.....I got goosebumps!!.....VERY impressed!

Adaure said...

Man looks like we missed sha... but I can't believe people actually paid $200-300 and $700 - $1000 for concert ticket when it is not the Angels of Heaven Singing. Me that I am talking sef conditions on the ground would have caused me to fall in line too. A goldmine for foreign performers none the less and something positive for Nigeria. May be their visits and presence in Nigeria can help bring the attention of the world not just to tourism in teh country and continent but to important issues like AIDS, Lack of Water, plight of refugess, Gender Inequality amongst other things.

beautyinbaltimore said...

I love when continental Africans and African-Americans unite for a good cause.

nosa101 said...

Gimme gimme gimme
I WANT GIST.
Nice pictures, they look like someone was hiding to take them

Mona said...

Thank u for the pics! I didnt know Envogue went too!

africanprincess said...

Yay, been wanting to see the pics and hear the gist..thanks for posting

mona said...

ive updated with more gist

PSB said...

Good job Bells was worth the wait!

Bummer that cameras were not allowed!

I dont like crowds...but I love Jay! so I am torn. I guess memories of area boys and "alright sirs" give me the hibbi gibbies!

ABBEY said...

wow i'm happy naija represented with no drama and all. even the fans were all dressed up.

i wish i could hear beyonce's rendition of our anthem. is it online somewhere?

nice coverage even though u missed it.

Biodun said...

Men I so wished I was there too, I am so happy that the concert turned out well n all, go Naija!!

Don Chi a.k.a. Blog Marley said...

You are too gangsta. I won't say more than that. Good looks.

Dimples said...

Nice one!!!Bella represents again.

ToyinE said...

In fact Bella, you're too hard o! Those pics are rather gangsta....howdya gettem?? nice one!

zaiprincesa said...

Finally!!..someone with pictures!!...lol..Thanks Bella!

Toni Payne said...

This gal... Hahaha I can totally see you getting exclusive pictures before the event planner does. Im guessing those are camera phone pictures. Noice. I know someone must have snuck a camera in, can't wait to see more images from the show.

Toni Payne said...

@threeeighteen.. dont get too excited I was almost first. I got distracted by marleys blog :(

naijagal said...

nice one bella wow Naija is moving way up! check out a pic of beyonce and jay on my blog

naijagal said...

funny i saw ciara BEYONCE etc at for sisters only in ATLANTA AND I PAID! $10 !!!!

Uzo said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog....The coverage on this concert is soooo intense. We got news before hand that cameras were not allowed. So how about at the venue, cameras started flashing left and right... Nonsense

Dammie said...

http://www.beyonceworld.net/gallery/appearances/2006/Africa/images/008.jpg

WoW, Like isn't that a LIMCA bottle.....NOW I believe they were in Nigeria

OMGGGG!!

Bella Naija said...

lol...tht was actually not in nigeria..
tht was ghana

teekay said...

Man, its times like this i wish my a** was in giddy. Bella,how did u get the pics, these ur sources are hot oh. Thanks for feeling us with the concert gist.

Anonymous said...

Who is that white woman at the top?

Tutsy said...

Nice one!!! didn't u say u couldn't attend the event? so where did the pics come from? anywayz good looking out for your fellow bloggers, u are the only one so far with pictures of the event. I don't even want to know how u got it....lol.....i know who ever took those pictures must have broken a dozen rules to get those shots....lol... trust Naija folks to have thier way regardless of what the rules say.


As always....great post!!!

Monef said...

wow...that looks like it was off the hook. Wish I could have been there, that must have be the must-attend event of the year....gutted

Adaure said...

VIVA DONNA BELLA!!!! You must run for president in 2007.. you are just to BAAM!!.

ps: so much love going around in the blogosphere with ensuring we all get the 411... how selfless

Adaure said...

lol @ myself... I forgot I had already seen this and made a comment...THAT'S HOW GEN-GEN this post is. LOL

In my head and around me said...

I have some other pictures that have not been making the rounds. Too embarrasing perhaps?

Great post as always, Bella.

koshie said...

A $800 for a concert ticket? what is the minimium wage in nigeria?

Icy said...

Bella Oh! my gwad I'm tripping.. omo you have my long lasting respect.. Ya a damn hustler lol! check out the vids hahah only BELLA MEHN ONLY YOU!! lol lol RAWK ON MAMA! RAWK ON!

Parazone Super Bleach said...

Bells....applause...applause...Na you Biko!

Anonymous said...

Thats why they call you BELLA NAIJA. You rep naija to da fullest and you do it with such humility. You always make everyone so welcome on your blog. I love it! these videos are too much. and just then y ou said you we should move on and talk RMD, RMD ko RMD ni! .I am clapping for you too

Mona said...

Mennn I dunno how u got the vids but nice one babe u r too on point! hehe xxx

echeme said...

u shud run 4 presi am tellin u we can remove all theseold men and replace dem wiv yung people naijans shud com 2gether and remove these old men so we can make our country a country for yung people

Anonymous said...

Men how do u get thses stuvs? You are not boring at all! Not like some peoples blogs. u keeps it interactive and entertaining.

Anonymous said...

aaaaaaaahhhhhh, torture...you have to keep us waiting for more videos....

Bella Naija said...

Thanks for all the encouraging comments....
I really appreciate it!

the beyonce national anthem video is up!
Thanks to kemster!
http://bellanaija.blogspot.com/2006/10/beyonce-singing-anthem.html

Anonymous said...

Hello, u did a good job posting all that on the internet. And again i was just wondering maybe u can post the whole concert video on the web, because all those little clips that i am watching really get into me, that i want to see more of it, thx, i will really appreciate it if u can, or email me at rasheedat_2003@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

After "THISDAY MUSIC FESTIVAL" euphoria, if i may ask, what has been the gain?

Were there any changes?

The artists invited, have they invested in the Nigerian Music industry aside from Akon who signs up naija artistes on his record label - Beenie Man and Wyclef Jean that have dueted with Tuface.

And hopefully R Kelly and Chaka Demus and Pliers that will duet with Tuface soon or maybe the job is already in progress.