The Kumasi Jubilee Park light up with exciting performance from some of Ghana’s favourite acts on Saturday when the Nominees Party for the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Festival moved to the garden city.
It was a spectacle watching the carpet band for the night, Patch Bay, play their rendition of several of the popular hiplife and highlife songs. The night started with a string of performances from the gospel artistes on the bill. Obaapa Christy and Lady Prempeh were fantastic and got the audience rooting for them. DSP Kofi Sarpong didn’t fail on the night as he brought his shine to the show with an amazing stage craft.
K. K Fosu who until recently hasn’t played any major show in the ‘Garden City’ mounted the stage to wow the crowd with a classic performance of his latest hit single “Akoma”. The crooner known for his unique voice brought his game on the night. The rap doctor, Okyeame Kwame and alternative rap sensation Yaa Pono received a rousing welcome when they mounted the stage. Aided by the bad, Okyeame Kwame pulled through with fantastic performances of some of his classics.
Just like Okyeame Kwame, the Nominees Jam was a homecoming gig for Yaa Pono, both indigenes of Kumasi. On the night, Yaa Pono once again confirmed his status as one of the best free style and rap king throwing the crowd into a state of ecstasy.
Other artistes who gave a good account of themselves and added to the night include E.L, Stay J,Bra Kevin, Akoo Nana and Edwoji. The legendary Ghanaian music group and “Kolom” got the audience going with them as they walked the audience through their old hits.
The king of the street, Kwaw Kesse is very much relevant even in this current trend of music. He is simply unstoppable with an enviable audience appeal. That was how he got the entire jubilee park jumping to his performance.
This weekend will witness another Nominees’ Party inside the Aphrodisiac Night Club here in Accra with selected nominees for the VGMA 2012. Meanwhile, the Voting for the scheme is also ongoing and patrons are encouraged to text B to the short code 1767 for the Vodafone Song of the Year as the decision of who wins this award lies 100% on the general public votes.