Music Awards Nominees Thrill Music Lovers In Kumasi

IT was all joy and excitement for music lovers who showed up at the Kumasi Jubilee Park last Saturday night, March 24 2012 to witness the much-anticipated nominees’ party for the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Festival 2012.

For the audience, who numbered several thousands, it was a stimulating and memorable experience watching several of the nation’s most sought-after artistes perform on the same stage.

It was a spectacle watching the carpet band for the night, Patch Bay, play their renditions of several of the popular hiplife and highlife songs.

The night started with a string of performances from the gospel artistes on the bill. Obaapa Christy and Lady Prempeh were fantastic and got the audience rooting for them. DSP Kofi Sarpong didn’t fail on the night as he brought his shine to the show with an amazing stage craft.

K. K Fosu, who until recently hasn’t played any major show in the garden city, mounted the stage to wow the crowd with a classic performance of his latest hit single ‘ Akoma’ . The crooner, known for his unique voice, brought his game on the night.

The rap doctor, Okyeame Kwame and alternative rap sensation YaaPono received a rousing welcome when they mounted the stage. Aided by the band, Okyeame Kwame pulled through with fantastic performances of some of his classics.

Just like Okyeame Kwame, the nominees’ jam was a homecoming gig for YaaPono, both indigenes of Kumasi. On the night, YaaPono once again confirmed his status as one of the best free style and rap kings, throwing the crowd into a state of ecstasy.

Other artistes who gave a good account of themselves and added to the night included E.L, Stay J, Bra Kevin, Akoo Nana and Eduwoji. The legendary Ghanaian music group Buk Bak got the audience going with them as they walked the audience through their old hits.

The king of the streets, Kwaw Kesse is very relevant even in this current trend of music. He is simply unstoppable with an enviable audience appeal. That was how he got the entire jubilee park jumping to his performance.

This weekend will witness another nominees’ party inside the Aphrodisiac Night Club here in Accra, with selected nominees for the VGMA 2012.

Meanwhile, voting for the scheme is also ongoing and patrons are encouraged to text B to the short code 1767 for the Vodafone Song of the Year as the decision of who wins this award lies 100% on general public votes.