The students of the Enugu Campus of the University of Nigeria had the fun of their lives on Friday, October 21 when the youth-focused music concert, Glo Campus Storm hit the institution in style.
The White House Auditorium of the university was for several hours enveloped in joyful laughter, dancing and unquantifiable fun as some of Nigeria’s reigning music stars thrilled the enthusiastic students.
On the bill for the night were Hip Hop act, Runtown, rappers’ delight, MI, and dancehall king, Timaya. They all took turn to belt out their hottest tunes to the utmost delight of the appreciative students.
The tone for the night was set really high by Runtown, who incidentally grew up in the city of Enugu. He shared some of his early days story with his fans, before delving into his rich repertoire of danceable songs, including “Lagos to Kampala”, “Galado”, “Baby Answer”, ”Banger” and “Bend Down”.
MI stepped on stage to take the excitement several notches higher. He rendered his hits one after the other. Some of these include “One Naira”, “African Rapper Number One” and “If Nobody Talks About You”.
Before the excitement died down, the Egberi Papa himself, Timaya, climbed the stage. Years of thrilling various categories of fans came to play as he sent his young audience into deep revelry, dishing out his major hits such as “Shake Bum Bum”, “When Money No Dey”, “Dem Mama” among others.
Some of the activities that would make the show unforgettable for students include “Mr. Glo Campus Data Dude” and “Miss Glo Campus Data Diva” contests which were contested by 18 beautiful ladies and 18 handsome gentlemen.
In the end, the judges gave the crown of Mr. Glo Campus Data Dude (UNEC) to Ogbuefi Pascal, a 500 level undergraduate of Medical Radiography, while Ikpe Igbe Joy a 400 level student of Law won the Miss Glo Campus Data Diva. Both winners carted away a hundred thousand naira each as prize.
Many of the students who attended the show commended Globacom for giving the students of the institution such a nice time.
A student spoken to, Ifeanyi Atuchukwu, who is a year two student of Architecture, said the show provided him the much needed relief from academic pressure.
“This is coming at a very good time. We study all day in this University and hardly have time to relax. So this concert came at a time when students are mentally fatigued and need to cool off a little,” said Atuchukwu.
Another respondent, Tobechukwu Ezenna, a 400 level student of Accountancy was also effusive with praise for Globacom for taking the show to UNEC. Ezenna is a die-hard fan of Timaya and actually broke through securityduring the show to climb on stage and embraced his idol shortly after his performance. “This is Timaya live in UNEC courtesy of Globacom. Glo is the bomb”, he exclaimed.
The Glo Campus Storm music concert is to hold in 24 campuses nationwide and will extend into the second quarter of next year.