by ‘Ifreke Inyang
After the uncertainties that arose as a result of Whitney Houston’s death, Grammy award winning American musician Robert Barisford Brown – Bobby Brown – is coming to Nigeria. It will be his first trip ever to the West African nation and he will be touching down with his pop group, New Edition.
The R&B singer, who has been in the headlines very recently, after he stormed out of his ex-wife’s funeral, confirmed his appearance for the high budget concert organized by R28 events in an audio statement released on Monday from his base in America. The concert is scheduled for Friday March 9 in Lagos and Sunday March 11, in Port Harcourt.
In the audio message, Brown said, “We’ll be rocking the stage live in Nigeria live on March 9 and 11. Don’t you dare miss it.” The event producers said that Bobby Brown considers performing as therapy to get him through a difficult time. “He wrote to us last week that he’d like to do this concert in memory of Whitney, and we said fine.”
According to their management, the former group members will travel to Nigeria with a crew of 50 band members and associates. The organizers have also confirmed that 2face, Banky W, Duncan Mighty are getting set to perform alongside the visiting group. Other co-headliners include Omawumi, eLDee, Burna Boy and Modenine.
“Music fans who appreciate the quality of good musical performances will be thrilled by the collection of the finest musicians we are putting together, this is a concert you don’t want to miss,” Gbolahan Balogun MD of R28 Events says.