The host of the night Wale ‘Dizzy’ Akinjogbin wasted no further time as he introduced the persons with the toughest job of the night, the judges. They were: rap artiste, Naeto C, On Air Personality/ Producer, Kemmi Adetiba and Andre of Nigezie. Their job for the night was to eliminate one of the final three contestants and leave the rest up to the votes from the audience.
As soon as BEZ hit the stage with his guitar, it became more obvious that choosing a winner was going to be one rigorous task. He got the crowd singing with him and interwove the story of how his musical trip began with his performance. Believe me, this dude is a superb talent.
In one word Mo’cheddah’s performance was effervescent! It was so hard to believe she is 18 as her stage craft is far beyond her years in the industry. However, if I were to go into details about her dance moves, we would never get through with this review. Superlative!
Chocolate city’s Ice Prince was last to hit the stage and he put up a scintillating performance. He definitely combined the swagger and talent. Great one!
At the end of the performances, the judges deliberated and the crowd enjoyed performances from previously eliminated contestants, Jimmy Flames and Blaise.
The jury finally came in with the verdict and it was sad to see Bez go (I was actually one of those that started the booing), leaving us to cast our votes between Mo’cheddah and Ice Prince.
While voting went on, MI stormed the stage (and that I mean literally). Now this was my second MI performance in two days and I still couldn’t get enough of him. ‘Top notch’ is all I can say.
Timi Dakolo performed 2 singles from his forthcoming album – Heaven Please featuring MI and I Love You featuring Jesse Jagz. Most people in the crowd had not even heard ‘Heaven Please’ but they still found a way to sing along.
The results from the votes finally came in and with the whole place bubbly with a million bubbles; ICE PRINCE was named winner of Hennessy Artistry 2009. He celebrated his win with his C-city family.
Congrats to ICE PRINCE and all the other contestants.
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