One Love Lime & Concert
Been a while since I’ve been anywhere. I could put the blame on this. However I chose to blow off some steam and catch gospel/hip-hop artiste Adaeze’s concert at Champions Sport’s Bar. Yeah, where dum iz hol’ Floetry Fridays. I was excited to see what was in store from the colorful lighting set on the stage, merch table by the door and the buzzing crowd just lounging waiting on the show to start. I was however disappointed that the bartender intended that I was to enjoy this performance with a dry mout’.
Backed by a live band, Kas Taylor led off the night’s proceedings with ‘Be Alright‘ and an awesome acoustic version of ‘Savile Row‘. Adaeze hopped right on and without missing a beat the band went straight into her first song she dedicated to her mother. She followed with ‘Dae dream’ and another dedication to the guy that got her into rapping. The diminutive rapper removed her pink blazer mid performance to reveal her all white ensemble. ‘Kanye-esque’, if I do say so myself.
Oh yeah, I finally got a drink.
Camille’s passion,emotion, and energy showed through ‘War’,’Real Life Music’ & ‘Battle Cry’ respectively. The multi-talented Larix, on the bass, joined her in a rendition of a song by Mali music. She then kept up the mellow mood with a cover of ‘Let freedom reign‘ by Chrisette Michelle. The tempo picked back up with a freestyle over Chance The Rapper’s ‘Favorite Song‘.
Coming to the end of the show, Nicovia and Adaeze gave an amazing rendition of Chrisette Michelle’s ‘Fragile’. This was followed up by the final selection, the concert’s name sake and her latest single, ‘One Love’. Makonem joined her on stage to cap off an entertaining night with the catchy track.
All in all a great performance from those involved. From the band to the backing singers, it was simply an amazing show and I look forward to great things in the future for Ms.Adaeze. One love.
Carlos Brathwaite is the Founder of 246Mixtapes. Follow him on Twitter.