Kojo Antwi Goes ‘Crazy’
Mr. Music man Julius Nhyiraba Kojo Antwi went ‘buzzard’ this Christmas during his annual Christmas Eve event at the National Theater on December 24, 2010. The maestro had his fair share of the Christmas craze but this time in a very unfamiliar way.
Kojo Antwi appeared on stage all dressed up like a lady going on a dinner date, with his long dread-locks missing. He was conveyed to the stage sitting in an ancient carriage holding a placard with the inscription “Hi My Name is Adjoa Antwiwaa”. The carriage, which is normally driven by a horse, was pulled on stage by about 10 ‘midgets’. He got down and took the placard off his face, and there was our own Kojo Antwi in a very big Afro-wig, a straight orange dinner dress and ladies shoes, now turned Sister Antwiwaa.
Kojo went out of his way to perform a few seconds of Mzbel’s “Sixteen Years” and Eazzy’s “Wengeze”, but the beauty of the whole creative Feminine idea was almost taken away when the “Dadie Anoma” singer had to change from Adwoa Antwiwaa to the real Kojo Antwi.
He went back stage to divest himself of his clothes and, for nearly 5 minutes, the stage was quiet and dark, even though the bands men were set and there was no power cut. So everybody at the much packed National Theater, had to wait for the maestro who finally appeared on stage in his Afro-wig, ash pants without belt, and a purple flowered shirt which was half-way buttoned, and wearing brown shoes.
His silky voice got the crowd on its feet at the first stroke of the drums. He held them spellbound with hits after hits from his repertoire and ushered his fans into the Christmas festivities with sweet music and dance until his very last song.
|Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana|