Asake, Timaya, Naira Marley carry out at Tinubu’s inauguration live performance

The youth wing of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has held what’s being touted as the most important inauguration live performance within the nation.

Weeks again, APC’s Nationwide Youth Chief, Dayo Isreal, introduced the free live performance to understand those that campaigned and voted for the occasion’s flagbearer, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Mr Tinubu, who emerged victorious on the not too long ago held presidential elections beating three different main candidates, will probably be inaugurated as President of Nigeria on Monday.

The live performance, held at MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja, was tagged Renewed Hope Live performance, consistent with APC’s marketing campaign slogan.

Sighted on the live performance was the president-elect, Bola Tinubu. He was accompanied by his deputy, Kashim Shettima, Pat Utomi, Speaker of the Home of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila and others.

9ice performing at the Renewed Hope Concert in Abuja
9ice performing on the Renewed Hope Live performance in Abuja

Renewed Hope Live performance

The 2023 basic elections could have come and gone, however the residues of the animosity between the totally different events generated in the course of the election interval are nonetheless being felt.

In accordance with the organisers, the Renewed Hope Live performance is predicted to, amongst different issues, douse the strain within the polity whereas additionally offering enjoyable and networking alternatives to attendees, no matter occasion affiliations.

The division created amongst Nigerian entertainers regarding their most well-liked candidates in the course of the election interval was not instantly seen within the record of performers.

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Fireboy performing at the Renewed Hope Concert in Abuja
Fireboy performing on the Renewed Hope Live performance in Abuja

Hosted by Seyilaw, the Renewed Hope Live performance featured performances from artistes from totally different generations, together with Pasuma, Naira Marley, Younger Jon, Wande Coal, Waje, Skales, Iyanya, Chuddy Ok, Konga, Praiz, who rendered the nationwide anthem, Fati Niger Artquake and Kcee amongst others.

It additionally featured energetic performances from new entrants into the Nigerian music scene, like Fireboy DML, Asake, Zinoleesky, Qdot, BNXN, and Seyi Vibez.

Curiously, one in every of their friends, Odumodu Blvck, earlier than the live performance, made a publish asserting that he turned down a proposal to sing from the organisers.

Odumodu Blvck
Odumodu Blvck

“They tried to get me to carry out on the inauguration. They didn’t do their analysis,” the ‘Declan Rice’ crooner posted on Instagram.

Musicians like Wande Coal, Naira Marley, Iyanya, Skales and Waje didn’t overtly marketing campaign for any candidate. Alternatively, Moveable, who campaigned for the APC in one of many South Western states, was overlooked of the record of performers.

His omission has drawn the ire of the controversial artiste, who has had repeated run-ins with the police. It might not be unconnected along with his public apology after performing on the APC marketing campaign.

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Additionally, whereas Kcee selected to be non-partisan, he was seen within the firm of Seyi Tinubu, who was pivotal to the APC youth wing marketing campaign, when the latter visited folks in enterprise and entertainers from Japanese Nigeria.

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Whereas different artistes took turns to entertain the viewers with good songs, it was Timaya’s efficiency of his 2022 music, ‘Candy Us’, that has stored the web, notably Twitter, busy.

Timaya’s ‘Candy Us’ attracts a few of its lyrics from the well-known phrase by Port Harcourt’s swanky governor, Nyesom Wike, whose second time period ends following Monday,

“As e dey candy us, e dey ache dem. As e dey ache dem, omo e dey candy us,” was Governor Wike’s well-known marketing campaign slogan which Timaya became his lyrics.

The live performance additionally featured cultural shows from numerous cultures nationwide.


Expectedly, the Renewed Hope inauguration live performance has drawn combined reactions from Nigerians.

As a fallout of the live performance, a counter hashtag, #NigeriansDidNotVoteTinubu, trended on Twitter.


Forward of the inauguration of Mr Tinubu and Mr Shettima because the President and Vice President of the nation, the duo have been conferred with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic and Grand Commander of Order of the Niger, respectively.

The investiture occurred on the State Home Convention Middle in Abuja on Thursday.

In the meantime, the federal authorities has directed the restriction of actions round Eagle Sq., the venue of the inauguration parade, from 2 p.m. on Friday until Tuesday.

The president-elect Bola Tinubu and his vice will probably be sworn in on Monday.

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