American singer, Lauryn Hill was in Nigeria and performed on Sunday, August 30. 2015 at the Lauryn Hill Live in Lagos concert which took place at at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island.
The singer reportedly came on stage very late to the disappointment of fans but the 40-year old definitely touched lives with her visit. One of those whose lives were positively touched is Nigerian soul singer, Waje.
An emotional Waje took to Instagram to recount meeting Lauryn Hill and how the former member of the defunct Fugees group made her cry. She shared a photo of her and the singer she listened to while growing up.
Here’s what she wrote:
“Just before the show started a beautiful lady walked up to me telling me how much she loved my music, in her words “we ve been playing you songs in philly,” this sister sang the chorus of No Be You and I was blown away by her voice, soon I realized she was Lauryns back up singer. My life changed last night. I cried when Lauryn was performing and thinking, in my life time I see woman wey I use her songs learn work!!!!! She killed it! She gave me music life! So I got home and next thing my phone rings “waje Lauryn wants to meet u? I ran back like I was going to collect the certificate that validates the school of music life I have been in since, she took my hand and I cried all thru…… I’m so sure I embarrassed her but i had to tell her how grateful I am. Thank you Lauryn for music… Long story short, do your own with diligence and authenticity and you will save lives, inspire people to reach their goals as she inspired many singers and musicians. I’m so honored. Shout out to my sis @jbeautifull.”