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By: Adaobi Iwenofu
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Yep, its really happening world, Kelly Rowland is giving the African shores Nigeria in particular another visit. Yippee! How exciting is that?

How exciting is that? The multiple award winning American singer, actress and reality TV judge was unveiled as the surprise AList act to partake in the second instalment of Darey Art Alade’s successful Love Like A Movie (LLAM) music concert – the love Roller Coaster.

Not only will the diva be performing at the much hyped event, but she will also be taking on the role of fashionista as she works the red carpet with Darey – seeing who’s got their A-game on. Nigerian DIVAs and DIVOs you’ve been warned.  Not a hard task for a diva who was lauded as one of the world’s fashion mavens to be reckoned with by Glamour magazine in 2012.

The event will be held at the crème de la crème of establishments - The Ocean View Grounds of the Eko Hotel & Suites on Saturday the 15th of February. In what is looking set to be an amazing line-up, the other acts confirmed to be performing are : D’banj, Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay, Mo ‘Eazy, Zaina, Timi Dakolo, Waje, Muna, JJC, Eva and others.

On Kelly’s involvement in the showcase, ‘Darey Art Alade states “ Kelly is a great performer and we’re delighted to have her on board LLAM Season 2: The Love Roller Coaster! She's an extremely talented artiste, beautiful, sexy, very friendly and humane. She will undoubtedly enjoy her stay in Nigeria and I'm also hoping she will try some pounded yam and efo riro before she leaves!"

Miss Rowland who recently had a ring put on it by her beau and Manager Tim Witherspoon also gushed about her excitement on the forthcoming collaboration. “I’m so excited to be a part of this innovative concert! And I’m really looking forward to coming to Nigeria too. I hear LLAM Season 1 was simply magical and I really can't wait to get on stage and give a great show.”

For the second instalment of LLAM, whispers abound about spectacular jaw-dropping surprises. The open air event will showcase acrobatics with aerial artistes flying from cranes and other spectacular displays not forgetting the suspense that promises to hold guests spellbound right from the first ding-dong.


Visionaire and talented R N' B maestro Darey Art Alade, has definitely put Nigeria on the entertainment map. Last year – Nigerians saw special guest and US reality TV star Kim Kardashian A.K.A Mrs Kanye West co-hosting on the red carpet. LLAM 2 is supported by Etisalat, Eko Hotels and refreshed by Fayrouz. Media partners for the event are Africa Magic, Channel O, AIT, Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info and Beat FM.

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