Friday was a special day in the oil-rich city of Port-Harcourt, as Globacom in a musical concert that has the likes of Egberi Papa 1, Timaya, Mr. Incredible, MI and dancehall king, Runtown engaged the students on the University of Port-Harcourt UNIPORT in four hours of non-stop music and dance at the debut edition of Glo campus Storm
The telecommunications giant staged the concert last Friday night at the expansive Gymnasium Hall of the institution.
Students took time out to unwind and socialise as they literally emptied in their thousands into the hall where pulsating beats from the three music merchants mesmerised them to no end while several others who could not make it into the hall due to the heavy human traffic enjoyed the show from a large LED screen provided by Globacom outside the gymnasium.
The show was timely as the Glo Campus Storm coincided with the grand finale of the Students’ Week put together at the instance of the institution’s Students Union Government (SUG). President of the school’s SUG, Comrade Ephraim Ino-Anaemeje, was beside himself with excitement as he declared that the show as the icing on the well baked cake of the students’ week.
A 300-level student of Management Studies, Daniel Osuagwu, was adjudged Mr. UNIPORT Glo Campus Data Dude and won a cash prize of N100,000. Four other well-endowed dudes namely; Christopher Okonye, Okoye Joseph Obinna, Goodluck Ugo and Peters Emmanuel also smiled home with cash prizes of N50,000 each.
The female category fared no less as delectable Miss Sarah Nweke of the Department of Linguistics and Communications Studies was crowned Miss UNIPORT Glo Campus Data Diva and earned N100,000 in the process. Four other beautiful ladies, Stephanie Iwabachue, Francesca Adomakahi, Lilian Duru and Angel Oguaghaka won N50,000 each.
MI, took over from Runtown and characteristically milked the excitement in the house with his monster hit, Africa Rapper No 1, Mr. Incredible and other hit tracks while the students sang with him word for word. Many went as far as posting for selfies with him, using their smartphones.
Gordons, who anchored the show interspersed the performances with hilarious jokes while one of Nigeria’s most prolific female DJs, Lambo, who was the disc jokey, scratched and turned the buttons on the juke box for the maximum enjoyment of the crowd. She was an instant hit with the students who wanted her to stay longer each time she had a moment to thrill the crowd.
Timaya, who came on as the last big act of the show, held the crowd spellbound with his enthusiastic performance. Timaya who was on a homecoming of some sort momentarily turned the crowd to his subjects as he led them by the renditions of his popular hit tracks while they joined him excitedly in a musical voyage everyone in the hall wished could last forever.
President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Aruna Kadiri, hailed Globacom “for bringing a show of this magnitude to the campus. He said he felt privileged to have witnessed the show.
Globacom’s Head of Operations, South-South, Mr. Enekwachi Aja, in his welcome address explained that the show was organised to reward the loyalty of the students and by extension, the youth segment for their support for the Glo Brand.