11 Sep Flashing back on a Flaming Hot Tour
The one and only Kokomaster, D’Banj claimed another victory for 2019 with a “history in the making” performance in London. The undisputed King of Afrobeat brought all of his high energy, lyrical dexterity and charisma to the “Kokomaster Tour” in the UK and completely blew fans away.
The build up to the king of Afrobeat’s “Kokomaster” UK tour was already loaded with excitement and anticipation. On the flaming heels of a much talked-about hype inducing performance at the Afro Nation Festival in Portugal, D’Banj set his sights on conquering the UK with fans already snapping up tickets weeks in advance.
D’Banj lost no momentum by flying straight to Los Angeles for a series of studio sessions with an array of producers to work on his much anticipated new album, bringing together his pioneering spirit in progressing the Afrobeat genre to new heights.
The “Kokomaster” then delivered what can only be described as “an explosive, high energy” set at the London’s O2 Academy in Brixton, following sold-out performances in Manchester and Birmingham. D’Banj thrilled an eager audience with dynamic onstage theatrics bringing his unstoppable upbeat energy to crowd favourites with some of his biggest hits including globally acclaimed classics like “Oliver Twist” and recent favourites such as “Emergency”, “Fall in Love” and his newly released hit single “Mo Cover Eh”.
In a spell-binding moment of intimacy and realness, the Kind of Afrobeat brought the audience into his life with an honest and revealing performance of the song “Restore Me”, a duet with LA-based singer/songwriter, Stacy Barthe (who co-wrote two songs on Beyoncé’s new album, “The Lion King – The Gift” – including “Brown Skin Girl” and “Bigger”), from his forthcoming album featuring new global crossover hit material. In the song, D’Banj shared how the devastating loss of his son was restored by the happy news of his wife conceiving again and the anticipation of a birth later this year.
The energy then ramped up again and continued to have fans dancing and singing along to a quality live production that served up a kaleidoscope of colour and hypnotic beats showcasing why D’Banj is one of Nigeria’s top live performers and entertainers and earning his place on the world stage.
The Afrobeat hit maker, not content to rest on his laurels will head to the US with just as eagerly anticipated performances in New York, Atlanta, and LA and Chicago later this year, and judging by his concert in the UK, The Kokomaster is indeed set to surpass himself.