Academic activities stood still at the Yaba College of Technology and its neighbouring campuses on February 14, 2014 when Valentine turned yellow as Acada Magazine stormed the citadel of learning’s Sport Pavilion with ‘Acada Love Fest 2014’, with supports from top companies such as MTN, StarTimes, Chicken Republic, Hi-Malt, First Bank and Nescafe.
The event which kicked off at 3:30pm was a 4 hour of un-interrupted music and breath-taking performances as rappers from Yaba College of Technology; University of Lagos; Federal College of Education; St. Augustine University, University of Lagos and Federal Technical Science College, all in Akoka-Lagos, engaged in a rap contest to determine whose campus got the hottest rapper. Howbeit, RapTour; a student of Yabatech emerged winner of the contest and walked home with a StarTimes decoder with one month classic bouquet subscription courtesy StarTimes and a Pressing Iron; while others got lots of consolation prizes from MTN and Chicken Republic.
Comedian cum Compeer Omini formerly known as Headmaster, Teedos, Rubbertainer and MC Obems dazzled the over 2000 students present to a rib cracking comedy session before the main MC, Wale Adebayo popularly known as Sango joined them on the stage as the event took a new turn when some hot and popular Naija artistes graced the stage.
Magical Entertainment’s rave of the moment- Brain; a sensational rapper and singer stole the hearts of all with mind blowing performances of his latest singles ‘The Bridge - Tribute to Mandela’, ‘Lubadi’, ‘So Crazy’, ‘Raincoat’- an HIV/AIDS awareness song featuring Oyinkansola. Similarly, Charass, Fash, Willicino, EL-Phlex, Taleen, Dance Machine and others also wowed and thrilled the excited audience to a fun filled evening as they danced and sang along to their hit songs already enjoying massive airplay on radio and television.
It is also worthy of note that guests were served snacks by Chicken Republic, cold Hi-Malt Choco-Twist and Nescafe free of charge to quench their thirst; having danced to the ecstatic performances of the guest artistes and latest Naija hits dished by DJ Mono.
The event however ended at 7:30pm, as the students audience filed out happily with a carrier pack each of either Acada LoveFest or @MTNNG in hand, fully loaded with different gift items as souvenirs. The students also echoed praises of the organizers and sponsors as the event was a hitch-free one. To further emphasized the excitements of the students; Sapele, the Social Director, Students Union Government, Yaba College of Technology added ‘I and my colleagues are excited because the event was completely successful, it’s timely because of the season and an absolutely free show with all of these to take home; Acada Magazine therefore stands out as a youth friendly organization that are consistently publishing, distributing and circulating their free bi-weekly magazine across Nigeria campuses in the last four years, it’s a serious plus to us as students’.