Nigeria

Vesta Orchestra thrills as the afri-classical concert series berths

It was a night of bliss and splendor as people were treated to quality classical music at the first-ever Afri-Classical concert series held at the Terra Kulture Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

The evening started with the CEO of Vesta Violins and The Vesta Orchestra, Rosalyn Aninyei, welcoming everyone to an evening of  music.

The 21-man orchestra, conducted by Kehinde Oretimehin, treated the audience, which consisted of both Nigerian and foreigners, to beautiful renditions from African music greats such as Fela Sowande and Fela Kuti’s “Akinla”, Bobby Benson’s “Taxi Driver”, Victor Uwaifo’s “Joromi”, Eleazar Arinze’s “Nike Nike”, Victor Olaiya’s “Baby Jowo”, Bode Afolabi’s “Eniyan”, Prince Nico Mbaga’s “Sweet Mother”, Adedeji Adetayo and Seun Owoaje’s “Erinlakatabu”, and a number of Kehinde Oretimehin’s compositions such as “Ogo ni fun Baba”, “Are you willing” and “Magbagbemi”.

The night ended with a standing ovation from an obviously satisfied audience as they savoured an encore of “Magbagbemi”.