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Felabration at the Glenfiddich Experimental night.

N. F. Kenure

I had way too much fun at the Glenfiddich  Experimental night at the Federal Palace Hotel Lagos.

I missed Adekunle Gold’s set as I was still out having drinks and dancing with friends but we got there in time to see Simi begin her’s.


The Compozers - a Ghanaian group I'd never heard of, were definitely the highlight of the night. They need to come work the Nigerian wedding circuit to make some money if everything else doesn’t pan out. They had everyone dancing and singing along to a nice mix of old school International hits and Nigerian contemporary songs; from Sisqo's "Thong song" to Burna Boy's "Ye".


And then, there was Femi Kuti. The night was part of a week long celebration of Fela’s posthumous 80th birthday, and I was glad to finally get to see Femi play live.

Like his father, he had some words for the Nigerian ruling class, but I especially loved how he passed the baton on to his son. I'm a sucker for dads paving the way for their kids and it was really sweet the way he did it.

femi and son

His brother, Seun Kuti came on after him with the Egypt 80 Band, and I'm sure the party continued well after I got home and snored the rest of the night away.


Maybe next year, I will make it to the "Shrine".


Oct 22, 2018