On the 5th of October,popular three-member production and disc jockey group Major Lazer gave their first Nigerian headline performance in a festival-esque event dubbed ‘Major Lazer Soundsystem Live’ as part of their ongoing African tour which has taken them to South Africa and Malawi.
The name ‘Major Lazer’, (consisting Diplo, Walshy Fire and DJ Jillionaire) has become very known among Nigeria’s legion of music lovers and party revellers – thanks to their discography of unignorable hits and symbiotic ties with Nigerian music heavyweights; Wizkid, Skales, Burna Boy, Kizz Daniel and Mr Eazi who recently penned a record deal with the groups prolific and widely-celebrated EDM producer,Diplo
“All over the world, Nigeria is making an important impact and shaping the sound of music – we identify with your culture and are very happy that you accept and have come out to celebrate with us”, Diplo pronounced, addressing the thousands of excited guests who converged at the Hard Rock Beachfront to witness the event. As warm-up, DJ Consequence, DJ Xclusive , DJ Smallz and DJ Aye took turns diffusing the atmosphere with an array of infectious music while hosts; Do2dtun, Nenny B and Bolly Lomo kept attendees charged ahead of the group’s appearance.
Backstage had the likes of Tiwa Savage, Falz , Adekunle Gold and other popular Nigerian celebrities but only skales shared the stage with them.