All for Michael

Posted: July 9, 2009 in What's going on...

Naija stars (and not a few up & coming acts) and fans turned out to pay final respects to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, this past Thank God It’s 1st Thursday (TG1stT July) at the Galleria, Lagos.

Signing the condolence register - Lots of people want to know if it'll be sent to the Jacksons. We think that's the plan

Signing the condolence register - Lots of people want to know if it'll be sent to the Jacksons. We think that's the plan

The general mood was celebratory

The general mood was celebratory

MJ tees were available for sale - Talk about cashing in!

MJ tees were available for sale - Talk about cashing in!

Are those leggings making her angry too?

Are those leggings making her angry too?

WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL!!!

WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL!!!

The Galleria remembers Michael

The Galleria remembers Michael

G.Flow no gree leave stage o!

G.Flow no gree comot stage o!

At last, host, IK gets the mic from him

At last, host, IK gets the mic from him

Oh God! He's back!

Oh God! He's back!

A bunch of masked criminals: D plus dance to 'Black/White'

A bunch of masked criminals: D plus dance to 'Black/White'

L'il Stefano looks like Breezy and dances like MJ

L'il Stefano looks like Breezy and dances like MJ

Nene sings 'Speechless'

Nene sings 'Speechless'

Mr. Ben Bruce says a few solemn words

Mr. Ben Bruce says a few solemn words

Loose Cannon perform 'Nigerian Girl', their tribute version of 'Liberian Girl'

Loose Cannon perform 'Nigerian Girl', their tribute version of 'Liberian Girl'

The Ibru sisters; mais bien sur

The Ibru sisters; mais, bien sur

Terry Tha Rapman and OD do a hybrid of 'If I Catch You' and MJ songs

Terry Tha Rapman and OD do a hybrid of 'If I Catch You' and MJ songs

Mr. Kool's 'Man In The Mirror' was almost ruined 'cos the DJ didn't seem to know it

Mr. Kool's 'Man In The Mirror' was almost ruined 'cos the DJ didn't seem to know it

Ice Prince had started a 'Thriller' remake but the CD kept skipping, so he improvised with a medley of popular Naija hits over an MJ backing track, ending with his 'Rewind'

Ice Prince started a 'Thriller' remake but the CD kept skipping, so he improvised with a medley of popular Naija hits over an MJ backing track, ending with his 'Rewind'

Rooftop MCs performed a Naija spoof version of 'bad' with a tribute rap included

Rooftop MCs performed a Naija spoof version of 'bad' with a tribute rap included

Denrele looks really mournful

Denrele looks really mournful

...But won't miss a photo op...even if it's from behind

...But won't miss a photo op...even if it's from behind

Yes, Waje read the lyrics of 'Nigerian Boy', <gasp> another remake of 'Liberian Girl'

Yes, Waje read the lyrics of 'Nigerian Boy', (gasp!) another remake of 'Liberian Girl'

Ajuju's obviously unrehearsed rendition of 'Another Part of Me' was saved by his voice and Dr. Frabz on the keyboard

Ajuju's obviously unrehearsed rendition of 'Another Part of Me' was saved by his voice and Dr. Frabz on the keyboard

Dance Is Who We Are

Dance Is Who We Are

Oni's personal tribute song was tastefully merged with 'You Are Not Alone'

Oni's personal tribute song was tastefully merged with 'You Are Not Alone'

After a rather long interlude, Eva sang 'Gone Too Soon'

After a rather long interlude, Eva sang 'Gone Too Soon'

After Jerry performed P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing), IK tried to auction him to the swooning teenagers in the audience

After Jerry performed P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing), IK tried to auction him to the swooning teenagers in the audience

Kaffy danced. Need we say more?

Kaffy danced. Need we say more?

Soul Quest joined Kaffy...

Soul Quest joined Kaffy...

...then the current Malta Guinness Nigeria champions took the stage briefly...

...then the current Malta Guinness Nigeria champions took the stage briefly...

...before Kaffy came back onstage for a sexy performance of 'Dirty Diana'

...before Kaffy came back onstage for a sexy performance of 'Dirty Diana'

Just when we thought it was over...we looked up and "It's a bird!" "It's a plane!" "It's Kaffy, in the lift!"

Just when we thought it was over...we looked up and "It's a bird!" "It's a plane!" "It's Kaffy, in the lift!"

She stops her mid-air shennanigans to perform 'Beat It' with Soul Quest

She stops her mid-air shennanigans to perform 'Beat It' with Soul Quest

...which morphs into 'Thriller'

...which morphs into 'Thriller'

Sound Sultan reminds us that 'They Don't Really Care About Us'

Sound Sultan reminds us that 'They Don't Really Care About Us'

Short Black Boy pays tribute to a One-Time Black Boy; rapping 'Anoti' over 'Black/White'

Short Black Boy paid tribute to a One-Time Black Boy; rapping 'Anoti' over 'Black/White'

Timi Dakolo sang 'We Are The World/Heal The World/I'll Be There' - effectively reducing a few girls to tears

Timi Dakolo sang 'We Are The World/Heal The World/I'll Be There' - effectively reducing a few girls to tears

DJ Zeez performed 'Bom Digi' over 'Startin' Somethin'

DJ Zeez performed 'Bom Digi' over 'Startin' Somethin'

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Comments
  1. Really cool that Ben Bruce supports performers.

    The event looks like it was fun. But…Umm was it not too long?