For anyone who didn’t make it to the Yellow Carpet decorated Dome of the Accra International Conference Center last Saturday night may probably have missed a show of a decade for it never was a fluke when the clarion call was made to come out all and witness the lyrical battle, charisma and swag between two countries divided by borders yet united by one passion – music.
Ghana meets Naija was a blast and in a simple parlance, it was ‘perfecto’, with its contents juicy for all the music lovers who made it through to stay put till the wee hours of the morning.
Speaking of contents, we got our hands full with performers stepping up their game as soon as the whistle was blown paving way for Kaaki to open the center stage with her sofa well placed to drive the performance smoothly leading the way for Bino to razzmatazz with outstanding dance steps.
It didn’t end there as the Green White Green counterparts opened their bill with YQ mesmerizing the crowd with his voice. Then Chemphe from Ghana showed why he is the continent’s ‘feeling brother’. Tunes after tunes came and it was like the night was made for cool temperament souls then boom the battle of the DJs kicked off between Ghana’s finest DJ Mensah and Nigeria’s darling kid DJ Neptune.
Empire Entertainment in a quest to include all facet of the music industry revealed plans for a battle between the biggest DJs from both countries on the night. The showdown was termed as a turntable-ist battle royale and for the first time they had to slug it out. Who won in the first half?
As thoughts were running on which country’s Disc Jockey had put up the best display, Guru, Kwaw Kese stunned the crowd leaving them to respond with screams. Then at a point the mood turned into an aluguntungui one with Keche adding more points into Ghana’s basket. Lusika and Sala didn’t do badly for a night much was expected.
Then ever sexy Tiwa Savage came to the rescue with her scintillating voice and drama to savor. Her surprise birthday gift for Ghana was a sight to behold as she showed why the pidgin parlance, ‘Naija no dey carry last’ played a role.
|Source: Adeyemi Adebayo Victor|