Labule Made A Repackaged Return
The creative show Labule made a return last Sunday to thrill Ikeja residents in a relaxed atmosphere at the Superfan Arena, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos. It celebrated and showcased new talents in different categories. Labule promotes indigenous arts and culture, encourages live performance and showcases creativity.
According to the organiser of the show, Adare, “Labule is the creative community; there is some form of monotony in many events. So, labule is here to offer different aspects of entertainment. Entertainment is not in the back corner anymore; it is not for dropouts”.
Labule made a remarkable return after 10 years, and showcased the immense potentials in Nigeria’s creative industry.
According to Adare, “We have not done this in years, but we revived it. And we saw some classic arts not from one genre; we saw hip hop, jazz, 1970s funk mixed with poetry and spoken words. That is the fun that is in Labule”.
Labule would be a monthly event, which would feature acts of various genres of entertainment. Adare said she was pleased with the great turn out.
To start the show was Seun Sticks, who also played the guitar. He performed a song he composed in appreciation to God for the mystery of sleeping and waking up. According to him, “we can have all the seeping tablets, but there is nothing like waking tablet”.
Rex sang a song he recreated from a combination of love songs done by other artists, which he said inspired him as a singer. Though his parents did not support his music career, when he started eight years ago, they have become his biggest fans.
Uche Nwadinachi, also known as the priest of poetry, performed a poem on life and lies. ‘Life is a melody of lies, it is only the grave that tells you who you are,’ being a line from the poem. Nwadinachi was one time winner of National Poetry Competition. According to him, his family sees his career as abstract.
Spoken word poet Razak Ivori also featured at the event.