For the third edition of the annual concert ‘Love Like a Movie’, Nigerian singer Darey, who co-headlines and organises the show yearly, will be inviting US R&B star Ciara to Lagos, Nigeria. This follows the cancellation of lat years event, which could not hold due to the shifting dates of the West African country's national elections. Labelled ‘Love Like a Movie: Naked’, the concert is set to hold on Sunday 28 February at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos.
The first edition of the concert, held in 2013, featured former Destiny Child member and current solo artist Kelly Rowland in a glossy event featuring chic choreography, music and electrifying performances.
The second edition caused some controversy when the fee received by Kim Kardashian, that edition’s invited guest, was revealed to be high, especially for a non-performing celebrity.
Tagged ‘Naked’, the new edition is tied with Darey’s 2015 album of the same title. Naked, the album, features rapper Olamide, who is expected to perform at the event as well. Other Nigerian artists scheduled for Love Like a Movie include Sound Sultan, Omawumi, Adekunle Gold and Vector. Singers Yemi Alade, Iyanya and Simi are also on the bill of performers.
“The long wait is over!” Darey wrote on social media. “Love Like A Movie 3 is everything you’ve dreamed and more! We’re building new worlds and exploring some very interesting concepts.
"Looking forward to sharing this beautiful experience with you. Super excited! Date: 28th February 2016. Venue: Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos. #SaveTheDate #LLAMNaked.”
The hashtag #LLAMNaked and #LLAM3 has spread on social media since Darey’s announcement.
The concert name ‘Love like a Movie’ was adapted from the song ‘Like a Movie’ off the singer’s 2011 double disc album Double Dare. In keeping with the ‘Naked’ theme of the event, the third edition will feature a section labelled Naked Photo Exhibition.
Celebrated photographers Kelechi Amadi Obi, TY Bello and Yetunde Babaeko will showcase photos in keeping with the theme of the section.