The June instalment of the Spinlet Karaoke Night surpassed all expectations. But then again, we expected no less with the cooperation of our very Special Guest Star, the King Crooner himself, Praiz! Those present were visibly humbled by the inconspicuous and under-announced entrance of the “Rich and Famous” singer.
Praiz took time out to meet with many attendees, took loads of photos and even stopped to specially thank a fan that came all the way from Ogun State just to attend the event and sing with him.
The crowd were more wowed by the artiste’s superior vocal skills, not least when he took the stage in a sing-off against Spinlet’s own Damola Layonu in the ‘Challenge The Artist’ segment of the event. By the way, Damola never stood a chance. He was ‘put in handicap’ by Praiz after just one verse of Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’.
As the night livened up, several contestants took the stage, hoping to win the Grand Prize of N20,000.00 and a bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne. Most notable was the night’s winner, Osimahon Jonathan or ‘Ojay’, as he is fondly known. The 21-year old singer songwriter rocked the crowd with his rendition of Praiz’s ‘Rich and Famous’. Praiz himself presented Ojay with his prize and was clearly proud of the young man’s performance.
The highlight of the night was definitely when Praiz took the stage for the second time, performing hits like ‘Mercy’ and ‘Sisi’. All in all, the night was a roaring success, evidenced by the crowd’s reaction, the trending of the #SpinletKarokeNight hashtag and the hundreds of retweets from attendees and their Twitter followers.
Could YOU be the next Spinlet Karaoke Night champion? Make sure you don’t miss out next month. In the meantime, follow @spinlet on Twitter to keep up with upcoming events as well as all the other cool stuff we throw at our tweeps. Also follow @praiz8 to keep up with one of our favourite vocalists, Praiz, and follow @OJAY_MUZIK, last night’s winner. Check out some shots from the event below!
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