Soulful diva, Lami Philips, is set to thrill fans to a spectacular evening of her music next Friday, 8 April at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.


Tagged, LAMI UNPLUGGED, the event would see the singer render special live performances of tracks from her debut album, Intuition and offer a glimpse into her forthcoming sophomore album.

Lami would be complemented by her colleagues and friends – OJB Jezreel, M.I, Eldee the Don, Ikon, Kel, Sound Sultan and a number of others who featured in some of the works in both the current album and the yet-to-be-released new one.

Lami explained that she wants to connect with her fans who she had not seen much of since her debut in the Nigerian music industry almost two years ago.

“I want to use the opportunity to appreciate my friends and fans who have stuck with me since I arrived on the scene. I haven’t been very much available to them because of so many commitments but they have enjoyed my music and made me feel loved and I just want to use this opportunity to express my gratitude to them,” an excited Lami said.

Lami promised that her guests will experience live music of a different brand that night. “All the songs would be delivered in a special way, different from the way they appeared on the CD, so that the guests can feel them in a different way while I introduce them to some of the songs on the forthcoming album,” she said.

Lami was born in Chicago, Illinois and educated at Queens’ College in Lagos, Roedan School, Brighton in the UK, Universities of Kent and Nottingham and also has an Executive MBA from Pennsylvania University in the USA.

She returned to Nigeria in 2009 to release her debut single, Know, with M.I. The album followed in February, 2010 and her stock has continued to rise since then.

Later the same year, in August, she was appointed an Advocate for the United Nations Millennium Campaign. This thrusts her into the forefront of raising awareness about the Millennium Development Goals and the General Elections in Nigeria. She also has her own NGO called Be the Change.


—Funsho Arogundade