BBA winner, Dilish, says Melvin has answer to failed chemistry

Dilish, Melvin, Timi attended the Acoustic Night in Abuja weekend

Delphino Entertainment on Sunday, at the Blue Velvet Marquee, Abuja, hosted the fourth edition of Acoustic Night, the last one for this year, according to host, Chigurl.

The event featured a special appearance from Big Brother Africa: The Chase winner, Dilish. The Namibian beauty, who appeared on stage twice – at the end of the event – was dressed in a glittering suit with matching shorts and heels.

Her first outing on stage, she thanked the audience for their support, saying that she was informed that Nigeria gave her the most votes during her stint in the Big Brother house.

She said those interested in the chemistry between her and Nigerian housemate, Melvin Oduah, and who wondered why the two never got together, should direct their questions to the Nigerian.

Her second time on stage, she was called out by Melvin. They both held hands as they introduced the event’s headliner and last artiste to perform, Timi Dakolo. Unfortunately, there were no question and answer session from the audience or any more involved interaction.

The event, which started two hours and thirty minutes after the scheduled 5pm, also saw sets from powerhouse singers, Ruby and Chi ‘The Voice’.

Ruby first thrilled the crowd with Adele’s Rolling in the Deep then turned up the tempo with Amy Winehouse’s Valerie, which got people dancing.

She started her performance of her single, Okay, by asking the ladies if they had ever been heartbroken. She then took them through the empowering anthem that is told from the perspective from a woman accepting being abandoned by her love but with a determination that leads to her self-discovery.

Chi sang Aretha Franklin’s Respect before moving on to her single, Anomeba. Her performance was highly energetic as she danced on and off stage and mingled with the audience.

Chigurl, the host, pulled double duty by taking a turn as a singer. Her soaring voice as she rendered Etta James’ At Last, reminded one of Etta herself.

Highlights of the night included separate sets by two teenagers, Kerry and Max Till.

Kerry impressed the audience with a sublime rendition of Asa’s hit, Jailer, before delivering her own song, while playing the acoustic guitar.

Max Till gave a solo performance on the electric guitar, stunning the audience into an appreciative silence. He then came out a second time to rap, thrilling guests even further. His seamless flow and smart lyrics earned him a standing ovation.

There was also a surprise appearance by the two remaining members of Style Plus, who were welcomed by loud screams from the audience. A majority of the crowd was on their feet throughout the duo’s set, singing along and cheering in turn.

Another surprise was Genie, who was as exited to perform as the crowd was to see him.

However, by the time Timi came on stage, the sparsely packed venue, held only a handful of guests. This did not dampen, in the least, the energy of the artiste who performed his own songs as well as classics, including Bob Marley’s Redemption Song.


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