When Djinee told me he was having his exclusive album release performance on Sunday 14, 2009 and wanted me to attend, I felt reluctant cos I had an earlier plan to hang out with my friends and see a movie at the galleria. Anyway, I had to multi task – I hooked up with my friends at the galleria and later took them along to Swe Bar, venue of Djinee’s event.
On getting to the venue, I saw my peops from Hip On TV already on ground to cover the event. There were drinks here and there, everybody exchanging pleasantries and catching up.
Djinee must be hot cos the house was jam-packed with fans all around to show love and support.
We all weren’t there to watch Djinee perform alone; they had other acts like Omolara, Cobhams, Rooftop MCs, Waje, Ego Ogbaro (of Lagbaja fame), Jesse Jagz and Omawumi (winner of the Hip Hop World Awards ’09 Next Rated award).
All the performances were live and the band was out-of-this-world fantastic!
The first performance was Omolara who performed with the very gifted Cobhams Asuquo on the keyboard. She serenaded the guests with her hot single Be Like Urs.
The next was the prolific Jesse Jagz and what? – This dude has gat lyrical venoms and he spits off the tangent. He performed Bend down low.
Rooftop MCs personifies the saying – “Two heads are better than one”. Their synchro’ with the band was crazy and each of their renditions was as heavy as the beat from the drums and guitars.
Waje took everybody Somewhere and back again. For those that don’t know her, she’s the female vocalist on P-Square’s smash single – Do Me.
As Djinee showed up in his cream suit, pink shirt, blue jean and blue shoes, the audience cheered and led him on to the front stage. His grip on the mic didn’t look firm but when he started, he had everybody swinging left, right, up and down to his vocal steers.
One of the outstanding songs performed that night was Come sun, come rain featuring Ego.
The night was worth the while and everybody had fun.
Djinee’s album is an eponymous debut and it is powered with energy, brilliance, vocal sway and hard work. The album is a bumper package and features the other brilliant opuses including earlier released singles I No dey shame, Lade, and Overkillin’. He worked with diverse producers like Cobhams, Rymzo, M.I, Don Jazzy, Frenzy and Jesse Jagz.
I have heard the complete album and I can tell you authoritatively that ‘Djinee’ is an album you must have….it’s an over-killing effort and the best you can do is appreciate!