EventsIssue 10

Abuja Takes a Step Up To The Black Podium

By May 12, 2015 May 29th, 2015 No Comments

Abuja Takes a Step Up To The Black Podium


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The Johnnie Walker Black Podium brought bold, unforgettable performances to Abuja

From top artists to double-jointed contortionists, the Johnnie Walker Black Podium set the new benchmark for entertainment at XO in Abuja with a unique blend of performances, ushering in an entirely new entertainment experience for the capital city. Along with reggae-dancehall maestro, Burna Boy and hit maker, Kiss Daniel, the bold and diverse line-up included DJs Nani and The Mouth DJ, contortionist act Dflex, saxophonist Doyin Sax and dancers. The evening was hosted by charismatic radio personality Sensei Uche.

“The night was a blend of top-class performances, sometimes unreal and definitely unseen before in Abuja! The event underscored the Johnnie Walker Black Podium’s reputation for bringing masterful acts to the country’s stages and raising the caliber of Nigerian nightlife,” says Liz Ashdown, Head of marketing, spirits and RTD at Diageo Brands Nigeria.

Among the numerous memorable moments of the night was the phenomenal performance by Burna Boy, who alongside a never seen before contortionist act, brought to life the kind of performance that sets the Black Podium apart from any other event in Nigeria. Over the months to-date, guests to Black Podium events have experienced everything from mind-bending contortionist acts to magicians, star-studded artists and top class DJs, as this event series continues to bring bold and unexpected entertainment to Nigeria.


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