Reminiscences of the 60s, the commanding decade of Nigeria’s Independence, reverberated at the Lagos Country Club 62nd Anniversary dance held Friday night as members gyrated to vibes from a coterie of classical musical artists. Led by the renowned impresario Sir Jimi Solanke, the musical ensemble thrilled with songs that defined the early days of Nigeria’s independence. Themed An Evening With the Legends, the evening also featured other classical acts such as Akin Fafowora (Wazobia), Duro Ikujenyo (Fela’s keyboardist for many years), Eji Oyewole and a Lagbaja Parody. It was an impressive outing powered by Sir Semore Badejo’s Concrete Studios and Nigerian Breweries.
Vice President of the Club, Engineer Tunji Amosun, said the significance of Nigeria’s Independence was not lost on the club, and asked members to reflect on the country’s nationhood. He noted that the event presented another avenue for members to reconnect and not be weighed down by current circumstances in the country.
Madam Kofo (Mrs. Abiola Atanda), who anchored the event, was in her elements with her natural wise cracks and panegyrics amidst side attractions and assorted drinks.