Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hustlers mix tape_series 1

HustLers mix tape,17th Dec, 2008
Creativity = Music + Fashion + Games.
The venue was Tali Eniola street off oduduwa street, a place where I call home in Surulere. It’s an enclosed street that has become more of a party ground for the hood. The hustlers mix tape served as a birthday and hood party for we hustlers and the streets. It’s my birthday, so I hosted other hustlers in the hood while Èché male models gave us a taste of fashion and Papi Flo of Fan Base Papi entertained every hustler present with his band.
Planning an event like this wasn’t easy; we needed to create awareness, We needed working committee of planning, logistics, finance e.t.c Flying the banners around the hood flag off the hustlers mix tape…truly hustlers. No dulling...Donizula, Èché and Papi flo’o, the three wise men of the Hustlers mix tape series.
The Canopy came in first, then the Speakers, Mics and Amp. The street was lit up with Lightening from halogen bulbs. The Stage came next and it was set, then Speakers placed on them. Snooker boards, Card boards, tabletennis board were placed at strategic points. The school drummers in the hood entertained. We created a runway using bamboo sticks and dried leaves. We used two generator sets; One to power the sound system and the other for the street lights.
A Dj came with the mixer later and every thing was set. With the Dj scratching on the turn table, Èché male models began cat walking down the runway displaying native designs. Èché male models showed their class with wears from designers like keremade creative. Different performances were on stage to entertain with their music. We had different Djs coming to the stage to spin the wheels. It was an event to remember, some dance till 5am the next morning, the air smelled of choko and many drank to kolomental. Far down the street were the snooker board and the table tennis table for relaxation. We had the casino spot here too and you could see many crowded around different betting tables playing cards or throwing dices.
It was a true birthday celebration for me and xmas gift to the Hood.

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