Famous Music icon Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W has expressed delight at being picked as the lead headliner for the Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless 10 years after he co -hosted the inaugural edition.
Activities marking the 10th anniversary of Nigeria’s premiere fully-scipted concert brand, Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless came to a crescendo at the Lekki Leisure Lake venue of the Buckwyld n Breathless Beach Bash on November 29, 2020.
Activities at the befiting climax to celebrate the milestone included an opportunity to thank cast, crew, sponsors and friends of the game-changing concert brand.
Preceded by the B’n’B: The Re-Definition television special (which ran on HipTv, Pop Central and Nigezie) and B’n’B: The Roundtable, the Beach Bash feted guests alongside pop icons 2Baba and Banky W.
Key B’n’B players present included Executive producer Efe Omorogbe, co-execs, Rhiemen “Phenom” Omorogbe and Helen Emoh Abutu, Andre Blaze (host/creative resource), Elsie Uvie Oluku (ticketing solutions), Mike Igbelabo (choreographer/talent management) and Don L3 (music director). Co-executive producers Edi Lawani and Kingsley James were unavoidably absent.
Distinguished guests present included Ruggedman, Elajoe, Padita Agu, Sam Onyemelukwe (Trace), Osam (Naija FM), Tony Unu, Neville Sajare (Nevada Bridge TV), Nwanne Okafor, Ruffcoin, Remi Adeleke (Cruise Events), Victoria Nkong (Qtaby), Tomi Falade (Independent), Toun Banjo (Pop Central), Ikhane Akhigbe (AbOriginal), Dan De Humourous, Bamise Oye (Trophy) and Tunde Demuren (EME), Titi Kuti, Frankie Ogbole, Justin Ige (Creative Legal), Loveline Nnabude among many others.
The fun-filled event hosted by Andre Blaze had fans sharing their favourite B’n’B moments through the years.
Efe Omorogbe, CEO Buckwykld Media paid glowing tribute to 2Baba for his role in birthing the brand and expressed profound gratitude to all who had supported the brand from day one. In his words, “Without them, there would have been no Buckwyld n Breathless”.
The high point of the event was the unveiling of the lead headliner for the 2021 edition – quadruple threat Banky W and theme, “The Evolution”.