On Saturday 6th June 2015, some of our most celebrated music veterans united at The Arena Bar & Lounge to pay homage & celebrate the life, times & memory of  their dear friend and colleague Classic FM OAP Sylvester ‘SLY’ Ojigbede (RIP).

A beautiful evening with a wonderful and warm atmosphere & super DJ sets – warm up DJ Pioneer opened up the chilled out sounds creating super ambience. Live band performances from Veteran rap artist Elajoe, who performed new single ‘Nuttin But Classic (My Way)’, ‘The Rappertainer’ Weird MC whose high energy performance had the audience up on their feet. Rugged Man amped up the atmosphere further with a highly charged set – then brought on his protégé MBRYO for a super collaboration. Elajoe was the host of the nite. Bola ‘the Genie’ Sonola co-hosted alongside Elajoe.

ELAJOE HOST AT AFRICAN LEGENDS OF HIP HOP SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO SLY

ELAJOE HOST AT AFRICAN LEGENDS OF HIP HOP SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO SLY

CO HOST BOLA ‘THE GENIE’ SONOLA

CO HOST BOLA ‘THE GENIE’ SONOLA

VETERAN RAP ARTIST ELAJOE PERFORMING "NUTHIN' BUT CLASSIC (MY WAY)" ON STAGE

VETERAN RAP ARTIST ELAJOE PERFORMING “NUTHIN’ BUT CLASSIC (MY WAY)” ON STAGE

ELAJOE DOES HIS THING ON STAGE

ELAJOE DOES HIS THING ON STAGE

ELAJOE PERFORMANCE ON STAGE

ELAJOE PERFORMANCE ON STAGE

LIVE BAND SET

LIVE BAND SET

RUGGEDY BABA IN ACTION ON STAGE

RUGGEDY BABA IN ACTION ON STAGE

RUGGED MAN ON STAGE PERFORMING WITH LIVE BAND

RUGGED MAN ON STAGE PERFORMING WITH LIVE BAND

RUGGED MAN WITH HIS PROTEGE MBRYO ON STAGE

RUGGED MAN WITH HIS PROTEGE MBRYO ON STAGE

MBRYO JOINS RUGGED MAN ON STAGE

MBRYO JOINS RUGGED MAN ON STAGE

RUGGED MAN PUMPS UP THE VIBE TAKES IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL

RUGGED MAN PUMPS UP THE VIBE TAKES IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL

VETERAN MEDIA BROADCASTER EMMA UGOLEE TAKES THE MIC TO RECOUNT HIS OWN PEROSONAL STORIES & EXPERIENCES WITH SLY

VETERAN MEDIA BROADCASTER EMMA UGOLEE TAKES THE MIC TO RECOUNT HIS OWN PEROSONAL STORIES & EXPERIENCES WITH SLY

LISTENING TO TRIBUTES TO SLY

LISTENING TO TRIBUTES TO SLY

FEELING THE GOOD VIBES WEIRD MC

FEELING THE GOOD VIBES WEIRD MC

WEIRD MC GIVES THANKS AT TRIBUTE 2 SLY EDITION

WEIRD MC GIVES THANKS AT TRIBUTE 2 SLY EDITION

WEIRD MC SHOWING LOVE AT THE TRIBUTE EDITION 2 SLY

WEIRD MC SHOWING LOVE AT THE TRIBUTE EDITION 2 SLY

WEIRD MC UPS THE ANTE

WEIRD MC UPS THE ANTE

THE RAPPERTAINER IN FULL EFFECT

THE RAPPERTAINER IN FULL EFFECT

SLY’s wife, Ivy, his immediate family Hilda (Sister) & two brothers (Aide and Efe) and close friends were in attendance, some of whom took to the stage to recount personal experiences ‎of SLY. It was indeed a fitting tribute and celebration – with life-size images of SLY beaming across from the big projector screen ‎for all to see.

SLY’S WIFE WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AT THE TRIBUTE EDITION FOR HER HUSBAND

SLY’S WIFE WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AT THE TRIBUTE EDITION FOR HER HUSBAND

IVY SLY’S WIFE (RIGHT) EMBRACES THE WARMTH OF THE TRIBUTE TO HER HUSBAND

IVY SLY’S WIFE (RIGHT) EMBRACES THE WARMTH OF THE TRIBUTE TO HER HUSBAND

BEAUTIFUL EVENING FULL OF LOVE – SLY’S WIFE (RIGHT)

BEAUTIFUL EVENING FULL OF LOVE – SLY’S WIFE (RIGHT)

HILDA SLY SISTER TAKES THE MIC SAYS A FEW WORDS

HILDA SLY SISTER TAKES THE MIC SAYS A FEW WORDS

AIDE (SLY’S BROTHER) TAKES HE MIC TO ADDRESS THE AUDIENCE

AIDE (SLY’S BROTHER) TAKES HE MIC TO ADDRESS THE AUDIENCE

Organised by NMO Management & PR, the ‘One Nite: Live & Unplugged’ – African Legends of Hip Hop Special Tribute Edition for SLY touched a musical nerve – paying homage to the old school Hip Hop Classics – Music genre he SLY passionately championed.

GROUP SHOT WEIRD MC, HILDA (SLY SISTER), SLY’S WIFE & VETERAN MC ELAJOE

GROUP SHOT WEIRD MC, HILDA (SLY SISTER), SLY’S WIFE & VETERAN MC ELAJOE

NGOZI OMAMBALA WITH RUGGED MAN

NGOZI OMAMBALA WITH RUGGED MAN

SLY’S SISTER HILDA WITH EVENT ORGANISER NGOZI OMAMBALA (MD LOUDNPROUDLIVE)

SLY’S SISTER HILDA WITH EVENT ORGANISER NGOZI OMAMBALA (MD LOUDNPROUDLIVE)

NELLA HENGSLER, NGOZI OMAMBALA, ZAINAB SALEH

NELLA HENGSLER, NGOZI OMAMBALA, ZAINAB SALEH

BOLA THE GENIE SONOLA WITH NELLA HENGSLER

BOLA THE GENIE SONOLA WITH NELLA HENGSLER

NELLA HENGSLER (AUSTRIAN EMBASSY) & ZAINAB SALEH ( PRESIDENT OF IWS) SHOW APPRECIATION

NELLA HENGSLER (AUSTRIAN EMBASSY) & ZAINAB SALEH ( PRESIDENT OF IWS) SHOW APPRECIATION

GOOD VIBES

GOOD VIBES

BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE EVENT FOR SLY & GORGEOUS AUDIENCE

BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE EVENT FOR SLY & GORGEOUS AUDIENCE

RUGGED MAN WITH LOUDNPROUDLIVE ONE SOUND BAND

RUGGED MAN WITH LOUDNPROUDLIVE ONE SOUND BAND

RESPECTS TO SLY VETERAN EMMA UGOLEE, RUGGED MAN WITH AIDE (SLY’S BROTHER) FAR RIGHT

RESPECTS TO SLY VETERAN EMMA UGOLEE, RUGGED MAN WITH AIDE (SLY’S BROTHER) FAR RIGHT

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR SLY – GROOVE ON

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR SLY – GROOVE ON

DJ PIONEER TAKES A POSE WITH RUGGED MAN IN FULL FLOW

DJ PIONEER TAKES A POSE WITH RUGGED MAN IN FULL FLOW

AUDIENCE MEMBERS GETTING INTO THE GROOVE

AUDIENCE MEMBERS GETTING INTO THE GROOVE

ITS A CELEBRATION OF LIFE SLY (RIP) LEGGO

ITS A CELEBRATION OF LIFE SLY (RIP) LEGGO

The Celebration of life Tribute Edition was stepped up by Chocolate City’s DJ Caise & DJ Humility who set the turn tables on fire by scratching old school style & playing back to back old school bangers which had everyone including SLY’s siblings dancing hard till 4am. Indeed it was a  fitting Tribute and send off to a great man – much loved and sorely missed – Sylvester ‘SLY’ Ojigbede – sleep well!

DJ CAISE ON THE WHEELS OF STEEL

DJ CAISE ON THE WHEELS OF STEEL

DJ HUMILITY ON THE DECKS

DJ HUMILITY ON THE DECKS

DJ HUMILITY HYPES UP THE AUDIENCE

DJ HUMILITY HYPES UP THE AUDIENCE

BACK TO BACK BANGERS AND OLD SCHOOL ANTHEMS COURTESY OF DJ HUMILITY

BACK TO BACK BANGERS AND OLD SCHOOL ANTHEMS COURTESY OF DJ HUMILITY

DJ HUMILITY SHOWING HOW ADEPT HE IS OLD SCHOOL STYLE ON THE WHEELS OF STEEL

DJ HUMILITY SHOWING HOW ADEPT HE IS OLD SCHOOL STYLE ON THE WHEELS OF STEEL

VETERANS ELAJOE & DJ HUMILITY TRIBUTE TO SLY SPECIAL EDITION

VETERANS ELAJOE & DJ HUMILITY TRIBUTE TO SLY SPECIAL EDITION

TIME FOR A SELFIE RUGGED MAN & DJ HUMILITY

TIME FOR A SELFIE RUGGED MAN & DJ HUMILITY

TEMI DOLLFACE, DJ CAISE & EMMANAUEL EDI- BALA (PERNOD RICARD)

TEMI DOLLFACE, DJ CAISE & EMMANAUEL EDI- BALA (PERNOD RICARD)

A book of condolences was on hand at the venue entrance & Proceeds from event – go to SLY’s wife & young family.

BOOK OF CONDOLENCES – SIGNING IN

BOOK OF CONDOLENCES – SIGNING IN

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