Not even a heavy down pour could deter the many fans who thronged Bonjour (On The Run) in Legon Saturday night for the outdoor session of Joy FM’s Open House Party from having fun.
The show started at exactly 8pm as usual and already, there were teeming fans who started trooping in, expectant of a blissful night and also to witness the antics of Ghana and Africa’s number one DJ, DJ Black.
The Open House Party brought activities, with the exception of the sale of fast foods, at the venue to a stand-still as every inch of space was filled with music lovers.
With his- DJ Black- iconic skills behind the turn tables, fans knew they were in for another thriller of a night. They could be seen either dancing or tapping their feet to the tunes being dished.
Performances for the night started as rap artiste, E.L. born Elom Adablah mounted the stage to give his One Ghana cedi pay check to patrons. Another rapper, C-Real, a first runner-up at the Channel O’s Sprite Emcee Africa competition, later joined E.L. on stage to perform their collaboration Wey Tin dey Happen.
It was the Man Insane, Kwaw Kese, affectionately known as Abodam and the King of the Streets who stole the show.
His entry onto the stage was heralded by loud cheers. Those well deserved cheers were reciprocated with another memorable performance. Kwaw Kese rocked the venue, dishing out popular tunes such as Popping, Who Be You and Ma Kwan.
Kwaw Kese’s exit from stage came with the heavy down pour which nearly marred the open air jam. For 30 minutes, the down pour brought the show to a temporary halt but did not deter patrons; they sought shelter in anticipation of the resumption of the show.
After about 30 minutes, organizers faced another challenge of re-connecting equipment.
At last when the show was back on stream, the party passion of patrons was ignited again – they continued partying as if it never rained.
The closing stages of the 4-hour show saw impressive rap battles and the ever popular azonto dance competition – winners were given hampers and t-shirts.
Ladies of this year’s Face of Lagon pageant of the University of Ghana who were also in attendance could not be left out of the azonto craze.
They tickled the excitement nerves of patrons who were equally excited by every inch of the azonto dance moves the ladies tried their hands on.
The number one weekend party show, the Open House Party, is expected to hit Dansoman (DC) in two weeks time.