The Shuga Band, an indigenous 14-member band, has announced plans to make its 20th anniversary a memorable event.
The band said it will be hosting a live show tagged “The Sugar Coated Concert”at the Eko Hotels and Suites, to mark the event. it would be the first time ever that a musical band will have a live show at the prestigious Lagos hotel, venue of the recently concluded Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2018.
The Shuga Band
The Shuga Band, regarded in many circles as “Nigeria’s most prestigious” live band, is led by Akin Shuga, a polio survivor that has overcome his seeming disability to raise a crop of singers and instrumentalists who are committed to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.
The band lights up events with its unique and entertaining musical experience. It has performed for presidents, governors and at various corporate and individual events within and outside Nigeria.
“We are overjoyed at being able to remain consistent in a very dynamic event industry for 20 years. It is no small feat because we have seen many come and go. It is by the grace of God and the support of our friends all over the world who continued to patronize us.
“I am super excited because I can remember when this started. I know the struggles and the battles we fought personally and professionally to remain grounded and committed to excellence. Yes, today we are referred to as Nigeria’s most prestigious live band but we didn’t start like this. We had to pay our dues.
“We have had hundreds of performances all across Nigeria. But what our friends who attend Shuga Coated Concert will experience will be nothing compared to anything they have seen from us before. We are taking it ten notches higher. This is a celebration of our fall and rise but more candidly, it is a celebration of those who have stood by us and made us their preferred for 20 years. I can assure you that we will deliver a world-class musical experience.”
— Akin Shuga
The Shuga Coated concert is scheduled for Sunday, the 21st of October at Eko Convention Centre, Lagos.