I'm over the moon to be performing at the Jazzhole
in Lagos, Nigeria at 7.30
pm this Friday 20
The last time I was at the Jazzhole was in 2011
. I came to Benin City from London to see my grandmothers. Lagos was the stopover. I walked into what looked like a little bookshop at the side of the road, only, to enter a jazz cornucopia of joy! Rare CDs, books and the best fresh orange juice I had ever been blessed with.
There, sitting in the middle of an unassuming stage was a super fly mature gentleman by the name of Fatai Rolling Dollar
. He invited me to jam with him while he was rehearsing. I'll never forget. He was waxing lyrical about my hang instrument and flirting like crazy. I just kept smiling and laughing like a goofball—the way I do when I get over exited about music. That was a very good day.
So here I am again at the Jazzhole.
Fatai Rolling Dollar left our beautiful planet last year. When I perform this Friday, I will be dedicating the show to him and one of my fondest memories of Lagos.
If you're in town or nearby and fancy a wander do come down. You are all very welcome to join.
Jazzhole / 7.30
Ikoyi (Lagos, Nigeria)
Next to Oando gas station and opposite Signature Art Gallery.
Tickets are 2,500
naira at the door