Nigerian international singer, Aṣa
brought the house down at the maiden edition of the Spice TV Lifestyle Honours.
Opening her set with the single ‘Fire on the Mountain’ from her self-titled debut album, the audience warmed up to her as models donning pieces from the designer, Torlowei walked the runway.
Aṣa whose last performance in the country was 18 months ago threw all in the ring to make the night memorable for guests. Eliciting gasps from the audience as she removed her jacket to reveal a sexy sequined black top worn over pants, she launched into a medley, performing most of her hit tracks including ‘Jailer’, ‘Bibanke’, ‘The Way I Feel’, and ‘Moving On’.
At one point, she kicked off her shoes after regaling the audience with tales how she made a similar display at a concert in Paris, but am audience member took one of the shoes home. To forestall a repeat, she asked her team members to keep her shoes safe.
However, the highlight of the night was when a smitten fan took the bold step to propose to the singer on stage. Aṣa while performing her last song for the night ‘Bamidele’ teased the audience with a freestyle melody ‘I like you Aṣa, I want you Aṣa, but you won’t marry me.’ Taking a cue from her lyrics, the young man climbed the stage, went down on one knee and asked Aṣa to marry him.
Not fazed by his boldness, Aṣa held him up and teased him with seductive moves that got the audience screaming wildly. She danced with him, and at a point, bent over as if she was going to twerk for him, all along flashing beautiful smiles at the audience members who were wowed by her moves.
The fan may not have been to heaven but on that stage, having Aṣa leaning on his body, he definitely had a taste of heaven. When the singer hugged him, he held her tightly and seemed not in a hurry to let go.
This display brought a climactic end to the maiden edition of the awards. The Spice TV Lifestyle Honours was conceptualised to celebrate and reward African fashion icons and brands.
Powered by XCHANGE, a consortium of event promoters led by Tajudeen Adepetu, the event attracted fashionistas across the continent to the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.