After Timaya and Sarkodie and P-Square, I’m burned out on performances at night clubs (none of the performances have been particularly great). However, the Togolese duo Toofan seems to have set up shop in DC (as they were recent celebrity guests at Nectar Lounge in Silver Spring). For those with more energy in the tank than I, they’ve got a performance being promoted this Friday (November 8) at Lux Lounge.
It’s past 4 am and I’m just back from the Timaya show. First off, an apology if anyone bought a ticket at the link I posted to. I did and it was not honored. I don’t know if that’s because the promoter was trying to cheat me or not, but I eventually got in through the good graces of a female promoter. The protestations of the guy were ridiculous, because I was there early enough that they were still letting people in for free off the guest list. Now on to my thoughts on the show.
Nigeria has just celebrated 53 years of independence and one of its biggest superstars, Timaya, will be in town for a show on Friday (I’ll be there) at Lux Lounge. For those (and this will mostly be the ladies) who want to meet Timaya in a more intimate venue, you’ll have that opportunity tonight.
Here’s one of his hits, to get you shaking your bum bum and going down low.
Nigeria celebrates 53 years of independence on October 1 and various venues in DC are also rejoicing in solidarity (or in order to make an easy buck). Yesterday, Taste Lounge in NE and Nectar Lounge in DC (which are venues that traditionally appeal to those with Afrobeats tastes) marketed their nights as Nigerian independence day celebrations. I was at Nectar Lounge, where the crowd was relatively small.
Tonight, the Nigerian celebrations have moved to some more traditional downtown venues. A ‘Lagos Party‘ will be held at Capitale Lounge on K Street and the Nigerian – American DC-based rapper Wale is celebrating his birthday and Nigeria’s at Lux Lounge in Penn Quarter.
And as far as I know, the Nigerian superstar Timaya is still slated to perform in DC on October 4.