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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

2Face Idibia Wows fans at Calabar Festival

In an exhilarating performance to formally kick off the musical component of the ongoing Calabar Festival, African Queen crooner, 2Face Idibia, yesterday, wowed the Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade, and the over 5000 revellers at the popular entertainment hotspot, Cultural Calabar.

Rendering chart bursting tracks such as African Queen, among others, not even Ayade, whom many have within a short time nicknamed “Digital Governor” could resist the rhythmic allure of the lead vocalist of the defunct Plantainshun Boys.
In a mammoth audience that had the Deputy Governor, Professor Ivara Esu, House of Assembly Speaker, John Gaul Lebo, State Executive Council members, as well as the State lawmakers, 2Face literally melted into the ecstatic revellers who thronged the venue to unwind.
A sense of camaraderie permeated the air, as Governor Ayade did the ‘chop knuckle’ fist salute with 2Face who also went into the crowd offering bear hugs, handshakes and ‘hifives’ to everyone struggling to touch and do a selfie with him.
The performance that lasted three hours also witnessed local acts showcasing their stuff to further animate the gathering.
Resistance was visibly etched on the faces of the crowd who refused to come to terms with the fact that the show for the night was over, with the shout of; “We want more!!!”, “Two Baba, please don’t go”, among other chants.
The show which continues tonight with other star performers is expected to kick of at the same venue after the cultural band parade early Tuesday.

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