Ilorin and Abuja came to life on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21 as the party train of Hip Hop World Awards stormed the two cities. Music lovers and fun seekers flooded the venues in large numbers to ‘party hard’ with the nominees.
The Ilorin party was held at the exquisite Orient Restaurant and Lounge, GRA and it featured nominees like Artquake, Eva, Sideone, Ibiyemi and Skuki. Holding it down on the ‘ones and twos’ was DJ XChris from Primetime Africa and of ’cause he dished the hottest music in the land.
Terminal 5 Lounge at Usama, Maitama was the venue of the Abuja version of the rave. Nominees like Darey, Tee-Y Mix, Banky, Omawumi, Jaywon, OD, Terry tha Rapman and Pherowshuz held it down for the Federal capital. The duo of Ice K and Adex – Artquake joined the party train from Ilorin.
Fans turned out en masse to rock the party that has haunted their eardrums for weeks. Major radio stations across both cities had alerted and forewarned listeners of the intentions of the awards organisers, telling them to fasten their belts as the train hits their town.
Talking about partying hard, Abuja and Ilorin sure gave their best as they received the nominees and awards crew with open arms.
MTN, official sponsors of Hip Hop World Awards was present at both parties to reward some of their subscribers. They gave out internet data cards and blackberry phones to lucky winners through a raffle draw.
The grand finale of the nominees’ party will hold on Thursday, May 27 at Garden View, Bourdilon Road, Ikoyi, Lagos and it may interest you to know that it will be a costume party. The nominees, other artistes and guests are expected to appear in costumes that depict Power, which is one of the emblems of the “Headie Plaque”.
While looking forward to the Lagos pre-awards party, remember, the biggest music event in Nigeria, Hip Hop World Awards will hold on Saturday, May 29 at the exhibition hall of Eko Hotel, Lagos.
Tickets are now selling at all Nandos outlets in Lagos.
Hip Hop World Awards 2010….Power. Prestige. Pride