by Michael Tubes
DJ Abrantee and UK Afrobeats Queen May7ven brought the best of the talent the UK Afrobeats scene has to offer to Jazz Café for the Afrobeats Live Show which took place on Sunday, 13th April 2014.
In the intimate setting was a crowd full of PR and record executives as well as adoring Afrobeats fans who were all ready to witness raw talent on stage, giving their best with a live band performing behind them.
Martel B, Nizzy, Tyroon Da Prince, FT Fresh Music, Vicky Solar, Rotimo and Zafi B all took to the stage with energetic performances which were all rounded up by the much-anticipated headlining set by Moelogo.
Each artist came on stage and left a lasting impression on the crowd but the two performances that really stood out with unique professionalism and star power, were that of Vicky Sola and Moelogo.
Vicky Sola gave the crowd Afro-Brit pop with Janelle Monae and coupled with a Solange Knowles’ swag, powerful vocals and stage presence as she performed “OMG”.
She then serenaded the crowd with a reggae vibe that had even the hardest of fellas in the crowd swaying from side to side.
This was followed swiftly by a more Afrobeat inspired track called “Dance Away Your Sorrows”.
Soon enough, the crowd were jumping, waving and dancing. If there was any performance that ticked all the boxes for originality and buckets of energy, it’s Vicky Sola. Definitely a name to look out for.
Moelogo then hit the stage as the headlining act.
After thanking the crowd for coming out, he began engaging the crowd with his smooth vocals.
There is no way you can find fault with Moelogo when he performs. The combination of his beautifully powerful singing voice, clever lyricism and great musical ear is a win with the crowd every time.
See some photos from the event below