The singer responsible for such smash hits as “Party” and “R.I.P.” who has been tagged by many a music critic as “the next Rihanna”, Rita Ora pulled up Nigerian Songbird, Nneka, onto the stage during her performance at V Festival 2012 of her hit single, “R.I.P.”
The V Festival is an annual music festival held in England during the penultimate weekend in August. The event is held at two parks simultaneously which share the same bill; artists perform at one location on Saturday and then swap on Sunday. The sites are located at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire. Although predominantly a rock music festival, a wide range of musical genres are accepted; in recent years pop acts have become more common. The “V” represents the Virgin Group, with the event being sponsored by Virgin Media and televised on Channel 4 and 4 Music.
Many music heads know that a sample from Nneka‘s popular “Heartbeat” song was used in Rita Ora‘s hugely successful, “R.I.P” and it was a huge surprise to fans when Nneka came on stage to perform with her.
The V Festival is one of the biggest concerts that hits England every year during the penultimate weekend in August and features a myriad of superstars from different music genres and countries so I can imagine how many Rita Ora fans are now bumping to Nneka‘s music.
The recently concluded V Festival featured the likes of Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Emeli Sande, Tinie Tempah, David Guetta and Cher Lloyd just to name a few as the event is held at two parks simultaneously which share the same bill on up to four different stages.
Here’s a clip of the performance.