By Chris Chimezie
The Nigerian Breweries’ team with the selected twenty contestants and popular Fuji Star, Abass Akande Obesere (8thR), during the quarterfinal of Goldberg Ariya Repete concert held in Akure
For lovers of traditional music, it was undoubtedly a complete exhibition of talents by Fuji and Juju musicians who converged at the popular MKO Abiola Democracy in Akure, for the quarter final of the 2017 edition of the annual Ariya Repete show from the stables of the Nigerian Breweries Plc.
It was a night of excitement in the Sunshine State as the night life in Akure and its environs was reawakened by the celebrities who came to perform in town.
The crowd could not have enough of Sir Shina Peters, the afro juju legend, 9ice and Abass Akande Obesere who all thrilled the spectators to magical excitement with their intriguing performances.
Twenty contestants were shortlisted out of the forty who contested for the next stage of the ongoing Goldberg Ariya Repete traditional music concert, after the quarterfinal which was held in Akure, Ondo State on Friday, July 7, 2017.
The selected contestants who will perform at the semi-final scheduled for Friday, July 14, 2017 at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta, comprise 12 Fuji and 8 Juju artistes.
Senior Brand Manager, Regional Mainstream Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr Funso Ayeni, congratulated the talented contestants for aspiring to become the future stars of Fuji and Juju music.
In separate interviews with The Hope Friday Extravaganza, the victorious contestants who expressed their excitement for qualifying to the next round of the concert, lauded Goldberg for the initiative, which is aimed at promoting young and talented youths that will promote indigenous Yoruba music in the future.
With Ariya Repete, the brand plans to bring to its consumers the best of Fuji and Juju music, which are two indigenous Yoruba music genres, and an unparalleled experience with the twenty contestants who will perform at the semi-final and compete in their respective capacities for a grand prize of One million Naira (N1, 000,000) and a recording deal each.
Ariya Repete which was initiated by Goldberg, from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc is aimed at promoting the culture of the people of South Western Nigeria, in line with the brand’s 3-point agenda of culture, respect and enjoyment.
The train moves to Abeokuta on Friday, July 14, 2017 for the Semifinal.