Fally wows in The Misty

CONGOLESE artiste Fally Ipupa at the Misty Jazz Café on the Independence eve in Lusaka. PICTURE: CHANDA MWENYA

THOSE that did not move an inch when Boyz II Men were in town last month did certainly do so on Monday as they descended on The Misty Jazz Restaurant and Café at Levy Shopping Mall to watch Fally Ipupa’s show.

Now, this was a show; a real show.
Ask Herve Renard.
The former Chipolopolo coach was among those in attendance.
The show, which was hyped by serious publicity on social media and the mainstream media lived up to the expectation of many critics as many people turned it into a pre Independence Day celebration.
The show started with Danny Kaya as the opening act.
Fresh from a performance in Ndola, Danny did not disappoint as he delivered his old numbers, which remain popular.
After Danny, it was the ‘eye of an eagle’ Afunika who also performed live and mesmerised the revellers who were to treated to familiar local sound before Fally Ipupa stormed the stage around 23:00 hrs.
With his full band dubbed Family Victory Team (F Vic Team), Fally joined the band members immediately they took to the stage and churned Tokonda, a song the whole band featured on.
Later, they played Libre Parcours, a song that honours the legendary songs that rocked then then Zaire and modern day Congo DR. The dance song showcases different choreography from the past, which is combined with modern day dance techniques.
As a ladies favourite, because of his waist wriggling dances, Fally lived to expectations and gave the audience exactly what they wanted. It was all screams from the ladies whenever the ‘Di Capri La Marvel’ engaged in his signature dances.
The Eloko Oyo singer who recently released his fourth studio album titled Tokoos, is currently enjoying massive airplay in the club, radio and television.
He performed Tokoos and Eloko Oyo among others from his latest album which fans appreciated and sang along to.
The epitome of the show was when he performed a love ballad Service, which was sang for footballer Yaya Toure’s wife Jenny Cavali. The slow track attracted female fans on stage who joined in the dance much to the delight of the revellers.
Fally closed the show with a dance song called Original, which lasted close to 40 minutes as the band and revellers danced the morning away.
It was a show worth spending the independence eve on as many revelers were seen smiling while others talked to expressed satisfaction at the well organised show and performance.


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