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How Mary J. Blige rocked Lagos
Fun seekers and lovers of contemporary R&B,
hip-hop and soul music were last Friday
treated to an unforgettable night of music and
dance when American Queen of ‘Hip-hop soul’,
Mary J. Blige stormed Lagos for the Etisalat
and Baileys’ sponsored ‘Sisters with Soul’
concert at the Expo Centre of Eko Hotel,
Victoria Island. It was indeed, an experience
that cannot be forgotten in a hurry, as fans
were yelling for more when the America music
idol mounted the stage.
Clad in a mid-riff baring turtle neck top,
leather shorts and knee-length gladiator heels,
the multiple award winner and multi-platinum
selling artiste took the audience back in time,
dolling out her most loved songs from the 90s
up until her most recent releases. The singer-
songwriter who was excited to be in Lagos,
kept thanking the crowd for their love and
support and expressed her delight when
members of the audience sang along as she
The climax of the show could be said to be
when Mary J. Blige while thanking the fans,
spotted Tiwa Savage in the crown and invited
her to the stage to perform. Tiwa after
greeting the singer and her crew, did a short
christian song were she thanked God for
everything. She also defined Mary J. Blige as
her idol and model who contributed in making
her what she is today. She said she used to
perform with Mary back then in USA.
Speaking at the concert, Mr. Felix Enwemadu,
General Manager, Diageo Brands Nigeria, said
Mary J. Blige is a highly respected singer who
represents the spec for Baileys target
consumers, the stylish and trendy woman.
Also excited was the Chief Commercial Officer
of Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Matthew Willsher, who
expressed the brand’s delight being associated
with the show. “It is exciting for us as a
company to be part of the ‘Sisters with Soul’
concert that featured for the first time in
Lagos, Nigeria Mary J.Blige alongside other
talented female artistes in the country. Mary J,
Blige is undoubtedly one of the biggest music
icons whose songs cut across generations and
we are really glad we experienced her music
live here in Lagos.
As a brand, we consider ourselves uniquely
different, innovative and dynamic as you can
see in the products and services we offer.
Music is a huge platform and that is why we
lend our support to promoting and celebrating
music talent, both foreign and local. Like we
always say, Etisalat is much more than just a
network!” he narrated.