Seeing musician's and singers perform well is always enjoyable, it's rare however to see them get truly lost in the music. Last night was one of those moments and MNEK (real name Uzoechi Emenike) was the performer.
When he first came on the stage at XOYO with his trademark high top, bright printed shirt and trouser combo he looked a little shy. When he opened his mouth however it's easy to see why he is swiftly rising in popularity and that shyness faded away. With a super soulful voice and an incredibly range of pitch MNEK simply wowed the audience. He smiled throughout and engaged in conversation with the crowd, showing a flare for true showmanship and a great passion for what he does. All this from somebody who's only recently turned 20!
Performing a number of tracks from his upcoming debut album including 'Wrote a Song About You', and his hauntingly beautiful cover of Coldplays Magic. He whipped the crowd into a frenzy, throwing the club hit Gorgon City's Ready For Your Love at them amongst others. The highlight of the evening for us consisted of a previously new an unheard track that had us bouncing up and down and is sure to be a massive hit when released, we'd like to share some with you but don't want to spoil the surprise! MNEK is set to hit the big time and he thoroughly deserves it.