Monday, 9 August 2021

Babafaros Expresses Displeasure Towards the Attitude Of The Awo Boys during Lucid Experience

By Adesina Ayomide Emmanuel

Another history was made in the Obafemi Awolowo University as OAU’s Farombi Oluwaseun Babafaros and Markay Entertainment hosted the Lucid Experience with the celebrated Afrorap artiste, winner of Big Brother Naija Season 5, Olamilekan Agbeleshebioba, prominently known as Laycon. The Lucid Experience was a music concert where Laycon, and other artistes performed in Oduduwa Hall on Saturday, 10th August 2021.

It can be said that the concert was a way to resurrect
concerts in OAU. Since the pandemic and other issues have prevented any event of this style in OAU. It is a way to introduce part one students to what
concerts in the school is.

Oduduwa hall is a 3000 capacity hall situated in the
academics area of the school. Students and fans were needed to get tickets of #1000 for ordinary seats and #5000 for VIPs. COVID-19 safety rules were
strictly adhered to as face mask was also a required ticket.

The show kicked off around 5pm with the absolute best
demonstrations who displayed their gifts to engage the crowd before the show’s headliner, Laycon showed up to  wow the crowd with his extraordinary performance. OAU’s best artistes like Kheemoyah, EWA, Virus da Viper, Adeash, among others also performed before Laycon. Twitter influencer/ O.A.U Graduate, Shank Comics additionally graced the occasion as the main host of the show. Shadaretobi was also a cohost of the concert.

The show’s main art, Laycon, arrived the stage around
10:20pm. His appearance ran students wild with excitement. The atmosphere was taken to a whole new level as Laycon made that big appearance to perform.
However there was setback when the rapper was held on stage and prevented from performing by the infamous Awo boys who demanded that he prostrate before performing. They did this as a way to continue the old tradition of making artistes prostrate before OAU students before they are allowed to perform.

This tradition has been changed from the simple and
respectable way it used to be. It used to be a way to carry the crowd along and give respect to Oba Awon University.
Usually, artistes are aware of this tradition and they do it without being forced or coerced. In the quest to make Laycon follow the tradition, Awo boys caused an unpleasant scene as Laycon was manhandled. It should also be noted that the Awo boys were given free tickets to attend the show but they took this for an entitlement to disrupt the show. This attitude from the Awo Boys raised questions to whether they should continue this tradition or the free invite of Awo boys should be stopped.


Babafaros the organizer of the show has hereby expressed his disappointment by the attitude shown by the Awo boys on his status. He expressed that he gave 25 free tickets to the Awo boys and yet they didn’t put up the best acts. In his words, they scattered his show.

However, the show proved to be a success. Abel Scott, a part 4 student of International Relations who attended the concert said that he enjoyed the concert and that it was good, "My going there wasn\"t for Laycon actually, it was to just feel the concert vibe as i haven’t experienced one after the last show HOTINC had on campus and also to witness some of OAU finest artist like EWA and other real musicians. Although I feel there should be strict screening for the upcoming artists that are not known and also slots for performances should be reduced or price increased to curb some acts."

Another Student of Accounting expressed her excitement to see Laycon as she was an Icon. Abimbola (aura bodyworks), a student of PHE enjoyed the concert, “I enjoyed it.. but the new artiste performing were too much.. almost made the show unbearable.

But I enjoyed the whole show, the Mcs did great but the performing acts.. nahhh

 The concert was sponsored by Unik Properties, Angel’s Touch, Tife’s Hub, Afkit, Flux, Munch it
and many other brands. Students of OAU are still talking  about the Lucid Experience with Laycon.

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1 comment:

  1. You guys really tried. Thumbs up to that, but I still didn't enjoy the show.
    The after party ruined it all. Where the hell was laycon?