Shortly after American rapper, J.Cole’s performance at the ‘Castle Lite Unlock Concert’ which held yesterday at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos went viral, some ignorant Americans churned out their shallow tantrums on videos shared on Instagram from the concert.
Some of the Americans who commented on videos shared from the concert, wondered where Nigerians got money to go for a J.Cole’s concert, while some asked how Nigerians got iPhones. Some even went further to accuse J.Cole of stealing from Nigerians.
Here are videos from the concert and the reactions;
Chart topping hip-hop act, J. Cole delivered a stellar performance Friday night at the Castle Light Unlocks concert alongside several top Nigerian acts.
The much anticipated event which took place at the Eko Hotels and Suites attracted quite a large turnout of young, fun loving Nigerians who came out in their numbers to catch a glimpse of the American superstar.
J Cole, who recently dropped his fifth studio album, KOD, has a large following in Nigeria with fans who have been following the progress of his career since his debut studio album, Cole World.
This was the rapper’s first appearance in Nigeria and it could not have come at a better time, less than two weeks after the release of J.Cole’s album, which has broken several chart records since its release.
The show which was hosted by the duo of Nigeria’s D.O.T.U.N and South Africa’s Pearl Thusi opened with performances from several Nigerian deejays and artistes taking turns to thrill the audience.
Themed in a 10 minute ‘versus’ mode, it brought out top performances from the likes of M.I and Ycee, Falz and Tiwa Savage. For Wizkid, Pulse reported it was a night to forget as coupled with technical issues, his low energy and lack of cohesion made his performance look unplanned and disjointed.
Davido was however impressive with his set, from the selection of songs, bringing members of his crew on stage and his grand entrance, will leave a lasting memory in the mind of the fans.
But the night belonged to one person and the anxious crowd began to chant his name immediately after Davido left the stage.
At exactly 2.05am, Saturday morning, the man of the hour took to the stage in a Nigerian jersey and delivered a standout act.
Performing from his large catalog of songs from past albums like Cole World, 4YourEyezOnlyand even tracks off the new album KOD, like the title track, Photograph and Motiv8, J.Cole did not disappoint as his energy and crowd engagement was a delight to watch.
Lasting almost an hour, the rapper who was visibly surprised by the crowd’s reception to his songs rounded up his performance with ‘No Role Model’ , fully justifying why he is the man of the moment.