It appears Nigeria’s eccentric afro hip hop star, Terry G has not run out of ideas on how to engage his fans. The hip hop act at a recent performance in Enugu decided to take the gospel route while entertaining fans at the Spices Restaurant in Enugu venue of Legend Extra Stout Taste and Tell Activation hosted by Nigerian Breweries Plc.
But is he really born again? That is a big question for another day.
The bell-brandishing artiste interspersed his performance with verses and preaching from the holy bible much to the excitement of the lively audience. “God loves us the way we are, that is why Jesus died for us”, the Benue state born artiste stated during his performance as he thrilled the audience to a collection of his hit songs including Akpako, Free Madness, Love Affair, Oga, The Microphone amongst others.
The event also featured rib cracking comedy from ace comedian Aje Baba. The comedian sent the audience reeling with his cleverly delivered jokes. The evening was further spiced with performances from local cultural troupe, PammyUdu Bunch and a live music from Tipsy Sounds, an Enugu based Live Band.
Legend Extra Stout, organizers of the event also seized the opportunity to reward loyal customers via the Taste and Tell contest. The Taste and Tell contest saw members of the audience randomly selected to participate in a blind taste game to determine who could correctly identify Legend Extra Stout from three unmarked glasses each containing different brands of stout drinks.
At the end of the game, three winners, Engineer Victor Nwakunor, a PHD student of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), OkechukwuAganmegwa, a 19-year old student of Federal Polytechnic Uwanna, Afikpo and Timothy Ogbuehi, a 38 year-old technician won for themselves, a brand new refrigerator, a brand new 32 inch LED Television and a brand new generator.
Speaking on the event, Emmanuel Agu, The Marketing Manager Lager and Stout-Nigerian Breweries Plc stated that the event was organized to create fun and excitement for Legend consumers. He said: “Legend Extra Stout proudly carries the tag of being the Real Deal. In line with this, we decided to bring real excitement to our consumers. Our teeming consumers have been supportive of the brand so we decided to say thank you them with this event.”
Agu added that the activation was conceived to encourage consumers of Legend Extra Stout spread the word about Legend’s distinctive quality. “With every sense of humility, we can say that there is no brand like Legend in the country today because of its distinctive quality. We are using this medium to encourage consumers to go all out and spread the word about their favourite stout drink which is Legend,” he stated.
The Taste and Tell Activation, which has touched five cities; Lagos, Benin, Owerri, Ibadan and Enugu will be moving to other cities across the country.