Some of Nigeria’s best contemporary musical and comedy artists have been scheduled to perform at the May 29 inauguration of Dr. Alex Otti as the 10th Governor of Abia State.
Leading the pack of the ‘A-list’ acts is afro pop singer and globally acclaimed star David Adeleke, better known as Davido.
The Omo Baba l’owo crooner has a history with Dr. Otti and his family, who had provided a home and succour for young David, when tragedy struck the Adelekes years back with the loss of their matriarch.
Davido’s father, billionaire Deji Adeleke, and the Abia Governor-Elect, Dr. Otti have remained close family friends ever since. So, also, are the kids.
Also, expected to be on the bill for the Alex Otti Inaugural is another afro pop singer and rap star Phyno, real name Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike.
The event will also feature Mr Raw,
Ruff Coin and Rugged Man.
Stand-up comedy icon Bright Okpocha, otherwise known as Basket Mouth, is the event anchor. He will lead a coterie of Nigeria’s best in the humour business to entertain the guests.
Featuring in this cadre are Nedu Wazobia, Diamond Okechi and Funny Bone.
Manager of the event and artistic director Jay Martin says the line up of artists is a pointer to the reality that a new Abia has finally emerged.
“For long, Nigerian international stars had yearned for a major gig in God’s Own State but that has not been possible due to the poor infrastructural development and lack of conducive environment for such to happen.
“The Alex Otti Inaugural is hope rising for Abia and its citizens and of course for the entertainment industry.
“We are looking forward to celebrating the new dawn with folks in Abia State on May 29, in a big way. It’s going to be loud, very loud,” an obviously excited Martin declared.