Sav­ing Mr. In­cred­i­ble for the Last

THISDAY - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Vanessa Obioha

Over the years, the Leg­end Real Deal Ex­pe­ri­ence has be­come one of the most an­tic­i­pated mu­sic con­certs in the coun­try. Spread across the year, the Real Deal train vis­its se­lected cities where they of­fer res­i­dents un­ri­valled mu­si­cal ec­stasy as well as other en­ter­tain­ment of­fer­ings.

This year’s edi­tion was no ex­cep­tion. The mu­sic con­cert kicked off on a high note in Fe­bru­ary, with the ac­claimed song mas­ter, Har­rysong thrilling mu­sic fans in Enugu. Rap­per Nigga Raw of the Obodo fame cre­ated more frenzy in Aba dur­ing the Easter cel­e­bra­tion in April. Mu­sic fans in Onit­sha and Port Har­court had the dou­ble dose of en­ter­tain­ment served by the Obiligbo Broth­ers in May and June. By Au­gust, the train stopped in La­gos where street pop sen­sa­tions Mr. Real and Slim­case took their ex­cited fans to an­other realm of mu­si­cal fer­vour. It was a home­com­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for rap­per M.I who stormed the city of Jos for a thrilling per­for­mance.

For the grand fi­nale, the or­gan­is­ers left no stone un­turned. The show, which is the Leg­end Ex­tra Stout flag­ship con­sumer en­gage­ment ac­tiv­ity, was a per­fect blend of all-round en­ter­tain­ment.

Noth­ing, how­ever, pre­pared the mu­sic fans that gath­ered at Apo Re­set­tle­ment Park, Abuja that fate­ful Satur­day night in Oc­to­ber. Al­though it was not the first time the con­cert was held in the cap­i­tal city, they were how­ever en­thused by the en­ter­tain­ment of­fer­ing ad­ver­tised in var­i­ous me­dia.

Bask­ing in the eupho­ria of host­ing the last leg of the con­cert, mu­sic fans trooped to the venue ear­lier than the sched­uled time, wait­ing to see the main act of the night, M.I. Abaga

The mo­ment he came on stage, the at­mos­phere was elec­tri­fied as cheers rent the air. The mu­sic fans were so fren­zied by his ap­pear­ance. Known for his en­er­getic and lively per­for­mance, the rap­per un­leashed the lyri­cal beast in him, per­form­ing many of his pop­u­lar songs from pre­vi­ous al­bums to his lat­est al­bum, Yxng Dxnzl.

Each of his per­for­mance was met with a wild cheer. The crowd ate gladly from his palms as they belted his lyrics. By the time he fi­nally took a bow, the fans were beam­ing with the sat­is­fac­tion of a mem­o­rable event.

Back­stage, the rap­per ex­pressed ex­cite­ment at the crowd’s re­ac­tion. He pointed out that ev­ery chance to con­nect with his fans is one he doesn’t take for granted, let alone when it is fa­cil­i­tated by a brand like Leg­end Ex­tra Stout. While speak­ing of his fans, he made sure to add with a smile, “There’s no Mister In­cred­i­ble with­out them”.

While M.I gave an un­for­get­table mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence, the show hosts, co­me­dian De Don and Big Brother Naija’s Ifu En­nada pro­vided witty jokes and commentaries. There were also com­edy and mu­si­cal acts from lo­cal tal­ents in Abuja. With all the danc­ing and laugh­ing, there was not a sin­gle dull mo­ment.

Dur­ing the Taste, Tell and Win game, the brand’s re­ward game, lots of fans showed their long-last­ing loy­alty to the Leg­end Ex­tra Stout brand and were re­warded with all kinds of prizes rang­ing from elec­tronic gad­gets to crates of their favourite unique-tast­ing beer.

Speak­ing on the event, Brand Man­ager Leg­end Ex­tra Stout, Maria Shadeko said: “We plan to up the ante in the coming year, so we urge all our con­sumers and lovers of the brand to stay with us, ex­pec­tant and trust­ing that we would not dis­ap­point, as we never have.”

Also in­cluded in the lineup was a brand ed­u­ca­tion ses­sion, to in­ti­mate ev­ery­one present about the Leg­end Ex­tra Stout brand and how the ever-re­li­able brand of­fers the Real Deal in the world of Stout.

As the night of thrills came to a close, it was clear to all who had at­tended that this was one in­deli­ble ex­pe­ri­ence.

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