In the western world, legends are honoured, appreciated and celebrated all the time. They are awarded in their various fields of endeavour when they are alive and active. Even when they finally give up the ghost, they still get acknowledgements and recognition.
Celebrating legends posthumously has become the order of the day in our part of the world. Legends die many years before they are celebrated or anything done in their names.
Imajin Advertising, an event promotion and management outfit based inAccrabelieves it is prudent if legends are honoured and appreciated while they are alive and can relish in the accolades, praise and other benefits that come from being recognized as a legend.
The company feels it is wrong to wait till a legend dies before praises and accolades are showered on them, when the same can be done whiles they are alive. Owing to the above, an event ‘Legends & Legacy Ball’, to honour living legends has been instituted.
The ‘Legends & Legacy Ball’ is an annual event to honour music legends. As time goes on, the company hopes to extend the event to Kumasi to cater for the Northern sector of the country.
The maiden edition of the ‘LAL Ball’ focuses on legendary high life musician born and christened Charles Kojo Fosu but known by many as Daddy Lumba and recently responds to ‘DL’.
The legendary musician will be the first recipient to be honoured. The idea, according to information available to GhanaCelebrities.Com is to honour and give legends that are being celebrated a place of honour at the event together with their family and fans.
Daddy Lumba’s own songs will be performed by other musicians. He will also be presented with a plaque and other awards in recognition of his hard work, success and contribution to the entertainment industry in Ghana.
The event cannot be complete without the legend himself not performing. The general public will be given the opportunity to vote for a particular song from Daddy Lumba’s repertoire. The song with the highest number of votes will not be performed by any musician on the night except the legend himself. He will perform that particular song to climax the night.
Daddy Lumba took the Ghanaian music scene by storm with his hit song ‘Yeeye Aka Akwantuo Mu’ and has remained relevant till now. He has released 27 albums and his contribution to high life music is quite outstanding thus an average of an album each year.
His albums have yielded more number one and top ten hits than any other Ghanaian musician in recent time. Such a musical prodigy needs to be celebrated and the time is now.
DL believes in recognising the talent of the young and has collaborated with such young ones as Sarkodie, Ofori Amponsah, Samini, Borax, Kwabena Kwabena, Voltage, Stone, and still counting.
The tall list of other musicians expected to perform Daddy Lumba songs includes; Ofori Amponsah, Samini, Kwabena Kwabena, K. K. Fosu, Kofi B, Kofi Nti, RANA, Efya, Becca, Irene,Wutah, Sarkodie, Kesse, Okyeame Kwame, Bradez, Borax, Nana Owusu, King David, Felix Owusu, Ruff & Smooth, Castro, Praye, Kwaw Kese, Mzbel among others.
The event is scheduled to come off on Saturday November 12, 2011 at the International Conference Centre at 8pm. Press launch is on Monday 31st October 2011 at Erata Hotel, East Legon.