Thu. May 23rd, 2024

Bimbo Esho

In recent times, the Nigerian music scene has been overshadowed by the advent of the digital technologies with little or no recourse to the traditional live band arrangements that once dominated the social stratosphere of city life.

In those good old days where live band thrived, music lovers and weekend revelers savoured the enriched musical flavours churned out magnanimously by their choiced musicians and bands. In fact, they were more than willing to dole out money in appreciation of the praise singing and melodious chorusing by a certain music ensemble.

Sadly, the glorious days of analog music has been replaced with the birth of Auto Tune fueled by digital studio engineering.

It was against this background that the Eko Evergreen Liveband Challenge, an initiative of Evergreen Musical Company Ltd was designed to empower and to create a fresh window of opportunities for Livebands across Lagos Metropolis.

Eko Evergreen Liveband Challenge is an initiative of Evergreen Musical Company Ltd designed to empower and create fresh window of opportunities for Livebands across Lagos Metropolis .

According to Bimbo Esho, Managing Director of Evergreen Musical Company, the need for an event like this has become very necessary in helping to expose the trending Lagos Musical LiveBand Culture to the Global space. She said she feels so much pity for Livebands who have been completely marginalised, relegated to the background and only given reference and news mention only during Owanbes.

Bimbo recalls that several years ago Nigerian Livebands created the pathway for todays musicians and represented Nigeria at the biggest musical fiestas of the world. She said their company is using this platform as a wake-up call and to challenge some corporate organisations and even government who have been unknowingly creating severe marginalisation between musicians thereby giving more prominence to artiste whose musical lyrics and general aesthetics doesn’t represent Nigerian musical culture.

Bimbo Esho whose entertainment outfit Evergreen Musical Company has become an household name in the Nigerian entertainment space in the past 25 years and at the forefront of promoting and preserving Nigerian entertainment Musical Icon.

According to her, “with over 800 Live bands playing different music genres and scattered in Lagos metropolis there is an urgent need to rescue them and bring them all under one roof and showcase to the world”.

She further stated that the project is meant to promote musical talents, create employment opportunities and a way of discouraging social vices among the youths.

In her words, ” the music event will bring these musical geniuses to compete under one roof , win laurels and create an healthy environment that will help boost tourism and hospitality in the State while driving economic activities , commerce and open fresh opportunity for prospective Lagosians”.

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