NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Timaya, Patoranking thrill in massive party in Benin to celebrate Buhari’s win

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 02/04/2015

Gmail icon

Views: 6,304

Edo people love to party. And on Wednesday evening at the Oba Ovoranmwen Square at the Ring Road area of central Benin City thousands of people turned out to celebrate the victory of Muhamadu Buhari as Nigeria’s president-elect.

The party, which was organised by the party-loving Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, featured two famous Nigerian music artistes, Timaya and Patoranking, who sent the crowd wild in lyrical ecstasy with their recent jams.

The state governor had declared Wednesday a public holiday in honor of Buhari’s triumph.

Shouts of ‘Sai Buhari’ trended in the city as supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) celebrated the historic emergence of the retired general as President-elect. Buhari becomes the first person to defeat an incumbent President in Nigeria.

The most relieved person however is arguably Governor Adams Oshiomhole, who has waged a bitter battle with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. There was a real threat of a complete PDP takeover of the state after last Saturday’s parliamentary elections produced crucial wins for the PDP. A win for the PDP’s Goodluck Jonathan would have been seen as a sucker punch on Oshiomhole as vital House of Assembly elections approach.

But with the APC now set to be in control of the Federal Government, Oshiomhole could not contain his excitement as he intermittently left his sitting position to dance and sing along with the music acts.

Edo State music legend Osayomore Joseph was the first big-name musician to take to the stage. The ‘old school’ master brought out the wildness of the appreciative crowd as he dished out a couple of his native Edo songs.

When dancehall and reggae crooner Patoranking stormed the stage, the crowd which had been demanding heavily for him from the MCs got their wishes and went double wild. The 24-year-old star showed his stage power as he got the fans to sing along as he did some of songs from his repertoire, including the monster hits ‘Alubarika’ and ‘Girlie o’. He connected with the crowd as he got them to wave their hands from side to side and would stop at times his instrumentals so as to hear the fans sing the lyrics of some of his lines.

The loudest welcome was reserved for Timaya, whose peculiar dance steps and performance of his recent songs made a mess of the ability of the crowd to exercise self-control. However, Timaya’s performance was hijacked by a young fan who took to the stage to display his dancing skills which mirrored the dancing style of the ‘Dem mama’ singer.

The young fan who is a groundnut seller in Benin won the admiration of Timaya, the crowd and government officials around. The governor later called him off stage and handed him a white envelop of cash which the young lad had begged for.

Timaya also promised the kid that he would feature him in his next video and later joked that he was stealing his show. “The fans are cheering you not me,” Timaya laughed.

•Photo shows an MC entertaining the crowd at the Ovoranmwen Square in Benin in celebration of Buhari’s win.

Source News Express

Posted 02/04/2015 8:13:36 PM





You may also like...
Fisheries Society marks 40th Anniversary, to honour Katsina...

Unilorin gets new VC

Boko Haram guilty of ‘almost unimaginable’ brutality: United...

Police IG gets 48 hours to investigate Oba...

NiMET predicts dust haze, reduced visibility weather for...

Nasarawa legislators insist on Al-Makura’s impeachment process

Ezekwesili, Ekpo, Baru, Kuru, Olagunju to attend Realnews...

Prepare for jail, Rivers APC tells Resident Electoral...

400 'awaiting trial' inmates languish in Awka Prisons...

Buhari, APC guilty of terrorism against Ekweremadu: Intersociety...

Dokubo meets leaders of Niger Delta ex-agitators, vows...

Plane conveying Super Falcons officials develops electrical problem...


Latest News BREAKING: Blow to Oshiomhole as IGP orders suspension of Edo APC Mega Rally 4 Nigerians, 11 others charged in US for $18m fraud scheme Tension in Edo over APC mega rally •Angry youths shake Benin City, set bonfires NUJ declares support for Punch Editorial on Buhari Yes, Wike has conquered River State, but there is hope — Tonye Princewill 14.3m Nigerians addicted to drugs, says health minister 45 doctors dump Anambra Teaching Hospital Nigerian bags 3rd highest national British honour The military that conquered Nigeria in 1966 still in effective control – Opadokun Army says video on soldiers killing work of IPOB Six people killed in Rivers community – Police Two INEC staff bag 21 years each for collecting bribe


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (571,710 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (456,548 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (406,496 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (341,486 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (307,817 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (292,171 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,305 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (260,389 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (241,830 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (228,351 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (204,016 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,384 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (112) Business & Economy (4,620) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,157) Complaints & Requests (98) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (718) Features (855) Global Business Monitor (498) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,321) Interview (219) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (178) Maggie's Blog (514) News (55,167) Opinion (1,440) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,882) Religion (1,133) Sports (2,255) Stock Watch (41) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera