The stage is set and the auditorium at the London’s Indigo2 is blazing with Africa music. The half packed auditorium is ready to witness the commencement of the biggest and prestigious Ghanaian event on the European Entertainment calendar-Ghana Music Awards Europe 2013…
00:25; The event just started with the first act being some sort of azonto dance group doing their own thing.
The VIP area is pretty packed but the the general/normal stand seems a bit disappointing.
I met Akwasi Aboagye of Peace Fm at the VIP entrance… He flew in from Ghana with Kojo Antwi and others. I am told Nana Ama McBrown is also around…
00:43; Patrons are seated up here at the VIP area with the DJ dropping some classic hip life songs from Castra (Toffee), Sonnie Achiba and others…
01:00; National anthem being played to welcome the host of the event…Yeah it is exactly 1am and this is when the host-DJ Abrantee of Choice Fm fame has taken over the mic…
01:15; Nana Ama McBrown on stage performing R2bee’s song-Walahi and the crowd is feeling her. She had to take off her heels before even performing!
Best Female Vocal Performance
Becca – No Away
Efya – Best In Me-WINNER
Raquel – Lovi Dovi
Celestine Donkor – Me Nim Nguase
Yaa Yaa – Kae
Adina – Let Me Go
01:24 Sonnie Balli on stage—performing
Best Male Vocal Performance
Mugeez (R2Bees) – Odo
Kwabena Kwabena – Bye-Bye-WINNER
Chase – Lonely
Afriyie – Love Of My Life
Knii Lante – House Of Pain
02:00: I left the event to catch some sleep—-It seems we can never stick to time! Imagine what time they finished the event if only 2 awards out of the many categories had been given by 2am—and there were pending performances.