From the boombox styled stage at The Dome to snippets of classic hiplife music videos and DJs playing old school music of the 90s, the ‘Back in the Day’ concert on Saturday night was all about remembering the good old days of hiplife and the forms of music that shaped the genre into what it is today.
Patrons enjoyed music from several artists who had gone missing for ages; those who are trying to revive their careers; as well as those that still remain relevant in the game.
The night saw the likes of Sonny Achiba, Dogo, Keteke, Akatakyie, Native Funk Lords (NFL), Abrewa Nana and Kontinhene mount the stage after several years away from the main stage.
There were also performances from on and off acts like T-Blaze, Joe Frazer and Ded Buddy (now known as Qwesi). Ex Doe reunited with Chicago on stage to perform the hit joint collaboration, ‘Daavi mede kuku’. Also reuniting on the night was TH4 Kwages, as well as VIP, who performed with ex-band member, Friction on stage.
The likes of Obrafour, Tic Tac and Slim Busterr hit the stage to perform their classic hit songs to the amazement of the crowd, while Lord Kenya put down his ‘osofo robe’ to perform several of the hit songs he made before becoming a pastor.
Another ‘man of God’ who came on stage was Azigizah Junior, the host for the night. Zapp Mallet and Hammer received special Lifetime Achievement Awards for their contribution to hiplife