Like a lot of people, except myself of course, we were introduced to Ms Banks through her impressive Fire in the Booth freestyle just over a year ago, in which she freestyled over Kanye’s 30 Hours. Now she headlines Omeara in her hometown South London to a crowd of 300 people, where she arises to put on a show for her loyal fans.
Afrobeats artist Sona, warms up the crowd with some smooth style dancing to afrobeats, something that the UK is lacking of and needs more of if I’m honest. Such a ladies man with his heartbreaking and serenading tunes to make the females want to know more about him and where to hear his music.
After a long DJ set we finally welcome the female that everybody in the world is watching right now MsBanks, she’s fully energetic on stage but what helps with her performance is her style and swag. The ability to hold her fans attention, to draw and excite them with presence catchy songs and witty metaphors, her songs appeal to both women and men of any age group. She created something that is infectious and that is authenticity, the superstar MC also had a set from Skepta and Suspect on the night that was epic.
Yu Zimme, the song by Stylo G, on which MsBanks delivers 16 bars of madness, has her running from funny metaphors “lean to the side like fake Uggs” is performed live with appearances from both Lisa Mercedes and Stylo OG, Banks flow on this is buttressed and vulcanised into an assertion of unshakeable womanhood a performance that shook omeara and woke up the crowd.
Last but not least is her cover on the pen game challenge, which of course had to feature Margs east London very own. The rapper performs the original song first whilst strolls in with her version in which the DJ had to reload the track.