It was an all-star ensemble starring the likes of Whiz Kid, Banky W, Wande Coal, Sound Sultan and Harry Song. One of Nigeria’s finest disc jockeys, DJ Exclusive, was also on hand to dish out hit tracks from his wheels of steel. The event was the SWAG concert, sponsored by Diamond Bank PLC, to commemorate the end of the 24th edition of the Nigerian University Games (NUGA).
Fast rising comedian, Seyi Law, ensured that there was no dull moment as he treated the audience to rib-cracking jokes. The students of the host university, ObafemiAwolowo University (OAU), were not left out as some of them were invited on stage to exhibit their artistry.
Thereafter, the main acts stepped on stage one after the other to perform to the delight of the audience,belting hit track after hit track. The audience swayed to the beats of the artistes, miming many of their songs, much to the elation of the artistes. Banky W, who was performing for the first time at OAU, hailed the crowd for the warm reception accorded him. Whiz Kid was so thrilled at the students’rendition of his songs that he exclaimed, “It seems I have a choir here!”
The SWAG concert, which was held at the institution’s Amphitheatre, was indeed a night of music, comedy and dance, laced with a huge dose of fun and excitement as the students savoured the performances of the artistes.
The concert was earlier declared open by Mr. Uzoma Dozie, Executive Director –Retail Banking, Diamond Bank Plc. He said: “This is not an evening for long speeches rather, we are here to relax and have fun. However, I would like to thank you all for embracing the Diamond SWAG (Students With A Goal) Account and for all the support we have received from the students of OAU in putting this event together. I have no doubt it’s going to be a night of pure fun, so please relax and enjoy the event”.
According to Mrs. Ayona Trimnel, Head of the Bank’s Corporate Communications Division, the concert was put together to help the students relax and unwind after 10 days of intense sporting activities at the NUGA tournament.
She said, “This is our little way of appreciating the youths who embraced our new proposition, the Diamond SWAG Account in their thousands while the Games lasted. We thought we should create this atmosphere of relaxation and fun to help them unwind after 10 days of intense sporting activities.”
The Student With A Goal (S.W.A.G) Account, which was launched during the just concluded games by Diamond Bank, is designed with the objective of providing Nigerian youths with the right support to help them achieve their financial goals.