Lagos was agog at the Escape Nightclub on December 27 with a foray of Nigerian artistes, marching on The Black Podium all music concert hosted by grand spirits and liquor brand, Johnnie Walker Black Label.

The evening was an unforgettable mix of masterful entertainment, bold and unexpected live acts to a packed, star-studded house at the club; an escape from the festive merrying into a frenzied atmosphere.

Notable artistes, Ice Prince, M.I. Abaga, “Shoki” sensation, Lil Kesh were there to unseat guests.

Dance group DNMT performing a full Michael Jackson theme dance and DJ Mouth, who uses his mouth to create beats, got the crowd going crazy; other celebrities as artists Victoria Kimani, Dammy Krame, Orenzi, Emma Nyra, Skales and DJ Zeez, were also there.

“The Black Podium event at Escape was an incredible blend of masterful performances, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience as we head towards the end of the year,” says Liz Ashdown, Head of Marketing, Spirits and RTD at Diageo Brands Nigeria.

This unique entertainment series has hosted several events around Nigeria - from Lagos to Warri, Abuja, Benin, Port Harcourt and Ibadan - bringing the finest talent to Nigerian audiences, including such Nigerian stars as Femi Kuti, Temi Dollface, Skales and M.I. to date.

“Black Podium presented by Johnnie Walker will continue to delight audiences with a unique blend of popular music and masterful acts in the new year. So take the next step into 2015 and look out for a Black Podium event coming to your city,” adds Liz Ashdown.