Hard Rock Cafe, Lagos – On a balmy night in the city of Lagos, Nigerian folk and AfroSoul singer Aramide made it a night to remember at the cozy Hard Rock cafe for the followers of her music at the tastefully marketed ‘Songversations’ concert.
The alt music scene in Nigeria is speedily growing, thanks to performers like Aramide who refuse to follow the well trodden path of Afropop and Afrobeats and stick to the reasons why we love listening to music in the first place. The stories and the rhythm infused into her music translated to the stage as she was accompanied at various intervals by fellow female acts like YBNL’s Temmy Ovwasa, Niniola, Clay, Morayo, Okiemute, Saeon and Lala Akindoju.
Fully supported by the leading men of the alt music scene Johnny Drille, Sir Dauda, Koker, Isaac Geralds, and Tjan, the fans at ‘Songversations’ were treated to electrifying Afrosoul music to commemorate the international day of women in 2018.
“This is my first concert and I wanted to do something different.I wanted to have conversations through songs , that is why it was called ‘Songversations ‘ in the first place. In addition the month of March is the month of women and I wanted to celebrate women and mothers. I am glad I was able to do that.”