Poetry, Black Tie, Rock, ETC

Posted: June 17, 2009 in What's going on...

Abidemi Dairo

It was ‘An Evening with Etcetera‘ this past Sunday, June 14, at  Black Pearl, VI, Lagos.  The black tie dress code was well adhered to by most guests, except rapper ModeNine who joked that it was his birthday and he wanted some of the attention too.

Also spotted were spoken word poetry performer Has.Son Sage, GT the Guitar Man, H-Man,  Frank Edoho,  OD and Terry Tha Rapman (who were both trying hard not to smile). Party animal Noble Igwe was also present and his alliance with Big Brother’s Ebuka was referred to as the ‘Igbo cartel’ by Tosyn Bucknor, the host of the evening.

1800hrs

Although this is supposed to be the official start time, the Nigerian Time factor ensured that the venue was still empty and the organizers were still conducting a sound check! This went on through 7pm. By 8pm, guests were arriving in ones and twos, but the small bar with three parlours still looked scantily packed.

1940hrs

At about 8.20pm, Tosyn Bucknor got on stage and welcomed all present. She gave a little speech about the rock artist and introduced him, while the guests gave a lukewarm ovation. Dressed in all black except for his silver bow tie, Etcetera walked on stage with a half empty (or half-full)  glass of Champagne and said a few words to the guests. He gave his first performance of the night, ‘Mitchell’, and by the time he was done, the ovation was more enthusiastic.

2030hrs

The venue was filled and the red carpet was still bus.  Guests were serenaded with some poetry read by Chiedu Ifeozo and Has.Son Sage.  Etcetera got on stage again but not before Frank Edoho, the ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ anchor, was given a minute to say a word.  Etcetera got on again and wowed guests with ‘Love Should Last’ and ‘On the Last Bus to Nowhere’. The guests requested a ‘Mitchell’ encore which he granted before the curtains fell.

2115hrs

Guests didn’t want to go home: Cue the after-party!

Photos by Abiodun Omotosho

Etcetera serenaded his guests with the award winning 'Mitchelle'

Etcetera serenaded his guests with the award winning 'Mitchelle'

Maybe he should have been serenading this damsel...doesn't look to pleased...

Maybe he should have been serenading this damsel...doesn't look to pleased...

Ebuka and Steve Babaeko share a joke

Ebuka and Steve Babaeko share a joke

Weird MC tried to sneak into the venue - but we got her!

Weird MC tried to sneak into the venue - but we got her!

The Babaekos - xtr3me bosses

The Babaekos - Xtr3me bosses

Kanye West alone can be blamed really

Kanye West alone can be blamed really

Mr. Omisore looks real surprised to find this pretty girl on his arm

Mr. Omisore looks real surprised to find this pretty girl on his arm

"Hmm, which shall I save for Facebook?"

"Hmm, which shall I save for Facebook?"

Chiedu recites some poetry...for charity perhaps?

Chiedu recites some poetry...for charity perhaps?

Andre Blazes the red carpet

Andre Blazes the red carpet

Sage Has.son is. not. a. rap. per

Sage Has.son is not a rap. per

H-Man: "Ndoli, ndoli!" Pretty in Pink: "Yep, you are dulling me..."

H-Man: "Ndoli, ndoli!" Pretty in Pink: "Yep, you are dulling me..."

Host of the evening, Tosyn Bucknor

Host of the evening, Tosyn Bucknor

Boyz are not smiling...well, Nine is

Boyz are not smiling...well, Nine is

Frank:"Dude, you've got to knock off the carbs or you'll lose your neck. I know, I'm 'cervical vertebrae' challenged. I also know that big word because I host that TV show..."

Frank:"Dude, you've got to knock off the carbs or you'll lose your neck. I know, I'm 'cervical vertebrae' challenged. I also know that big word because I host that TV show..."

"Baby, give Nobs your digits...He'll get you in!"

"Baby, give Nobs your digits...He'll get you in!"

Victor E., artist, and Toni Kan, writer...

Victor E., artist, and Toni Kan, writer...

"Darn it! Didn't know I was to be here..."

"Darn it! Didn't know I was to be here..."

Hey, let's see if he can match the exact expression in his video!

Hey, let's see if he can match the exact expression in his video!

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Comments
  1. I can’t stand ETC’s voice. It’s so cheesy. The guy tries too hard. In fact, i can’t help thinking he needs a good beating anytime I hear his voice.

  2. 234next says:

    Better not let his bodyguards hear you! Lol!

  3. sanmi says:

    Nice report

  4. sanmi says:

    Nice report. Classy party