Saturday night was High School all over again for hundreds of revelers who thronged the upper terrace of the plush Silver Star Tower for what was/is arguably the Ghana’s ultimate 90s banger of the year – Joy FM 90s Jam.
The Silver Star, which is known for its business outlook was turned into a party hot spot.
The show gave the many who yearned to relive those memorable years of bandanas, baggy jeans, bling jewelry, big boots and oversized sweaters the opportunity to relive those days once more.
The Joy FM 90s Jam – another first from industry leaders, Joy 99.7 FM and powered by Joy Entertainment – was conceived to bring back the 90s all over again and it did live up to its billing.
Ghanaians are usually slow starters, and often wait for the ‘right moment’ and revelers got one Saturday evening in an unknown carefree dancer.
This ‘insane’ break-dancer obviously brought the moment and many were those who joined him.
The numbers started swelling on the dance floor, soon after doing justice to the works of DJ Karkira who was the first of the many DJs on rotation for the night.
DJ Karkira was at his best, setting the tone for a promising night and whiles he did that, the man tagged as Ghana’s all time best DJ, DJ Azigiza (Jnr), was rolling his sleeves to do what he is synonymous with – disc jockeying.
Yor Yor Yor Yor Azigiza on Joy
After leaving the turntables for the pulpit, many were anxious to see whether this man of God still remembers a thing or two about what he was widely known for.
When he took over the turntables, the whole venue turned into frenzy. Synonymous of him, he announced that he was taking revelers back to the days he was on Joy FM – chanting, “Yor Yor Yor Yor” receiving quick responses, “Azigiza on Joy.”
Known for his skillful displays behind the turntables, he was just a delight to watch, it was as if he never left.
Azigiza, who added his turntables skills to the show, Mark Okraku Mantey, The Woodman, DJ Karkira, DJ Black and Nii Aryee Tagoe really took the revelers into the 90s thrilling them with several hits including; California Love – Tupac ft Dr Dre, Naughty by Nature – Hip Hop Hooray, Puff Daddy – I’ll Be Missing you, Party Aint a Party – Queen Pen ft Lost Boys, Yaanom – Obrafour and Buk Bak – Komi Ke Kena.
The Political Party
They came in their numbers
Several events from your Super Station over the years has attracted several highly reputable personalities including Former President, John Agyekum Kufuor.
The Joy FM 90s Jam was no different. Hidden in the mist of the crowds, dancing away their politics into youthful glories were Tourism Minister, Akua Sena Dansoa; Former flag-bearer aspirant of the New Patriotic Party, Alan Kyerematen and Nana Akomea, NPP MP for Okaikwei South.
On this night politics was not on their minds.
The Joy FM 90s Jam which was ably supported by rLG Communications, Cliq from Expresso, Kasapreko and Castle Milk Stout, saw the reunification of the group Nananom founded in the 90s.
The group, made up of Sidney Ofori, Emmanuel Amponsah and Jyoti Chantber, after years of helping lay the corner stones of Ghanaian hiplife parted ways to embark on their individual career paths.
They, with the exception of Jyoti – the female songstress of the group, were back together and they did thrill patrons to some of their songs including their smash hit Wo Kyere Wo Hu.
Other artistes who attended the event also included Czar, Samini, Tinny and comedian, Funny Face.
Story by Ernest Dela Aglanu/Myjoyonline.com/GhanaNo tags for this post.