Our celebration of the Street-hop community continued in Ibadan at the second edition of Trench Fest. On April 11 2024, Ibadan Polo Club played host to thousands of fans who came through to see their favourite artists and catch a vibe to their favourite songs. Dapper Live, in partnership with Def Ears Management crafted a show worthy of being regarded as a major event in a major Nigerian city, as Dapper Music continues to spread the gospel of Street-hop in a show of premium entertainment.

And what a night of entertainment it was. The star studded lineup graced the stage in succession as the energy increased with each new act that picked up the mic. The fans had an opportunity to meet some of the future superstars of Afrobeats as Reehaa, Fazil and Marley Kiddo graced the stage to showcase their talent at different points of the evening. The night wore on with fans eagerly anticipating the flood of current superstars waiting on the wings to bring more heat to the event.

Once the energy went up, it never came down. Artists on the Dapper Music roster treated us to hit song after hit song, with TI Blaze and Balloranking holding it down with records like “Sometimes” and “Realize”. Ice Prince’s performance induced a wave of nostalgia as he performed his classic records like “Boss” and “Whiskey”. Dremo, Skiibii and LAX made their mark on Trench Fest Ibadan with show-stopping performances that left an impression on everyone present that evening.

As the show reached its crescendo, Zlatan came through with one of the performances of the night. He turned the crowd into a choir as they sang along to every word and fixated on every move he made with his backup dancers who were clad in ZTTW jerseys. Shallipopi joined him on stage for the remix of “Elon Musk” and took the show over in typical Shalli fashion. After taking us through a myriad of hits, the crowd sang a birthday song back to him as hosts Poco Lee and Abikeshugaa presented him with a cake to commemorate his birthday celebration. 

Seyi Vibez closed the show with great intensity. His presence had the crowd feeling like the show had just begun as he resparked the energy by coming out with “Different Pattern”, before taking us through “Chance”, “Today” and “Goated” with TML Vibez. Trench Fest Ibadan lived up to the level of anticipation it received before the show in a monumental way. Dapper Music, through Trench Fest, is keeping the fire of Street-hop burning within Afrobeats. 

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