Alternative Soul & Afrobeat artist FALANA kicked off her Chapter One Tour in Lagos at Terra Kulture last night, Friday,16th August 2019. The Falana Chapter One Tour is scheduled to hit 4 cities in Africa; Lagos, Accra, Kigali, & Abuja. With the next stop being Accra, Falana must Go to Ghana where she will deliver mind-blowing performances to the unsuspecting Ghanaians.
The Falana Chapter One Tour Lagos was an extraordinary night that displayed how deeply music could be expressed not just as a performance but also as ART in every sense of the word.
It was also a great time for guests to connect with friends and meet new people. The event brought together socialites, creatives and influencers like K Ten, Avala, Denola Grey, Douglas Jekan, Godwin Tom, BOJ, Teezee, Wavy The Creator, Odunsi, Tomi Thomas, Pamilerin, etc.
The show started at 10:20 and had talented acts like Aylø, Deena Ade, and Celeste deliver laudable opening performances which were followed up with an avant-garde Falana entrance. After her grand entrance, she sang
“O God here I am…” took us to church. The gospel melodies easily mirrored Nina Simone infused with some Afro pepperoni.
FALANA performed acoustic covers of a range of tracks and songs from the Chapter One EP, with every song inducing a different feeling/ disposition. It left guests awed and captivated through the course of her and the band’s time on stage.
She also performed the song “Woman” about women empowerment emphasizing the elemental role women play in the universe. During this performance, she used the monologues that she broke into occasionally throughout her performance to express the difficulty all single women face in the patriarchal society we exist in.
Some of the songs she performed were; Snakes in the grass, Dynamite, Start Again, Feel your Energy, It’s more than Chemistry, To Zion (which was one of the main highlights of the show). She closed the show (which lasted for about 1 hour 30 minutes), by performing her hit single “Ride or Die” which had almost everyone either on their feet or on the edge of their seats, applauding and with some feeling of nostalgia that the performance was coming to an end.
Prior to her farewell performance, Falana introduced her band ( OP Jakes, Kaycee, Maro, Selma, Sam, Tayo, Tosin) who delivered an excellent Instrumental Interlude with her to the elated audience. She gave a stirring vote of thanks to everyone in the Theater that came out to support and show love.
The show ended by 12:10 AM and there was an after-party at Club 57 hosted by Culture Custodian to round off the night.
Falana Chapter One Tour was definitely an indelible artistic experience that left all those who witnessed the pureness of it, wanting more. Everyone is already looking out for Chapter Two and this time, The World would be watching as well.