J Rule, Ashanti’s performance stunned Warri fans

American rapper J Rule and R &B singer, Ashanti have always proved to be “the best pair” on stage serenading music lovers across the world. And last Wednesday’s performance was not different as the American superstars kept fun seekers, in Warri, Delta State, grooving throughout the night in the spirit of marking the nation’s 54th Independence anniversary.

The show, “Warri Again”, organised by Brownhill Event Centre, saw a galaxy of Nigerian artistes and comedians sharing the stage with the international artistes. It was indeed, a show of class and glamour as there was no dull moment while it lasted.

Despite the heavy downpour that almost marred the show, hordes of revellers continued swarming the event venue to catch a glimpse of the concert.

Ace-comedian, Ali Baba and songstress, Omawumi, who anchored the show, were in their best elements, dishing out rib-cracking jokes. The show kicked off at about 10 pm, with Seyi Shay mounting the stage to thrill the quality audience with her electrifying performance.

Thereafter, reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter, Patoranking took the floor and rendered his wave-making single “Girlie O”, But when he sang “Alubarika”, the audience took to their heels as they danced to the rhythm of the song.
Iyanya also thrilled the audience with sexy dance steps, just as the highlife musician, Flavour got a standing ovation after performing “Ada Ada”. Other artistes that gave good accounts of themselves were Daddy Showkey, Yemi Alade and Orisefemi.

But the turning point of the show was when Ja Rule and Ashanti appeared on stage. The two set the stage on fire with their freestyling to the beat of Ashanti’s chart-topping hit “Foolish.”
Ashanti also had the crowd roaring with her sexual dance moves and dancehall whining. It has been more than 13 years since Ashanti’s single “Foolish” was released on her debut album, and the audience still goes wild as if it were still fresh.

Ja Rule stayed true to his rap and rhyme, while Ashanti gave her classic “Ashanti” R&B vocals on the chorus. While their performance lasted, the elated audience kept standing, shouting and hailing the artistes. They proved to their Warri fans that the dawn to dusk wait was not in vain.

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