Before I go on, just want to say a big thank you to all Underground supporters and guests. we couldn't have done this without you all.
For those of you familiar with the Underground concept, the event provides a platform for individuals with amazing talents to showcase themselves to the world as they plan to enter the entertainment/music industry.
The underground thereby acts as a support, tool of awareness and publicity of these amazing artistes.
When the first edition started, audience was at a number of about 80-100 and grew to 200 in the 2nd and now, its a huge success with over 400 people in attendance. Once again we say a big THANK YOU!
There were special appearances by Adey, Jesse Jagz, Tosyn Bucknor, Beazy, Pope, Noble Igwe and loads more.
The 13 contestants that performed at this event were (Cj,Chris Nice, Gambeet, DOS, Ill Tizzi, Krolex,LOS, OK Davies, Tola Smith, Stanchi, Trip city, Victor and X-Tee) ready to show off their talents to the audience and celebrity judges in attendance- Jesse Jagz and Mr.Control (Adey).
One after the other, the acts performed and it was obvious they meant business as they were able to WOW the crowd. They performed live with precision, confidence, creative dance moves, incredible vocal ranges and a swag driven stage presence.
*** see some Underground videos on our Youtube page. Search using #UndergroundNigeria or go to the following links and you will see all the videos... but below are the links to the top 4 acts***
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMyo6ih7OPk&feature=related Chris Nice (Jakara!)
The Top 3 was decided by the audience who were given voting slips when they arrived. While the slips were being counted, the guests were entertained by a freestyle to stanky leg by MC Tolu Togun and also a Da Grin inspired freestyle by a member of the audience.
Oyetola Smith started the final with what was the most mind blowing performance of the day, with music from her soul she sang passionately almost bringing tears of joy from everyone in attendance. She did the song titled 'You make it real' by James Morrison.
Finally D.O.S along with their dancers also lit the up the stage with their song titled 'Take Home to Mama'
Jesse jagz and Adey who were guest judges, came on stage for the final moment which was to announce the winner of the 3rd edition of the Underground. After having a few words between them they both called out the top 3 contestants and announced the winner to beOyetola Smith.
She was born in 1987 and is an adorable, fun, gorgeous lady with a great passion for music. Winning the Underground has earned her an opportunity to work with artistes/producer Jesse Jagz, full clothing by Drunkn Munky and Vincent Gath, Free recording sessions sponsored by Inner Circle and other prizes including full profiling on all major media including Bella Naija, 360Nobs, Gidilounge amongst others.
See some pictures below guys..( you can see more pictures on gidilounge.com -
See some pictures below guys..( you can see more pictures on gidilounge.com -http://gidilounge.com/?p=8260 )
Oye smith (Underground III Winner) and Jsse Jagz
Adey (Mr Control) doing his thin
Tolu Togun (Dreamblast ent), Oye Smith, Folashayo Oke (Inner Circle President), Taiwo and Karma (Underground II winner)