African’s biggest act now and Nigeria’s star boy, Wizkid has promised Ghanaians and several other nationals who will make their way to the Conference Centre in Accra for the third edition of the annual ‘Ghana Meets Naija’ musical concert slated for June 29 an exciting performance.
Speaking at the official launch of the event which seeks to foster friendship between the two West African giants music-wise, Wizkid born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun said over the past few years he had longed to perform on the show but due to his busy schedules he had to once opt out.
He said he has always been in talks with Bola Ray, the brain behind the concert and the CEO of Empire Entertainment, about performing at the show but other engagements had made it impossible for him. He said he was excited and happy that finally he will get the opportunity to “help his compatriots to record their first victory against their Ghanaians counterparts” come Saturday June 29.
Unlike what was seen from him at the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards where he performed only two songs which didn’t go down well with his fans, at the ‘Ghana Meets Naija’, Wizkid who was a co-winner of BET’s Best Africa Act 2012 award will headline the concert. This means he will have more than enough time to perform all his hits songs including his smash hit ‘Back to the Matter’ which is currently getting serious rotation on radio in Ghana.
GhanaCelebrities.Com observed from his countenance that, he was ready to represent his country to the fullest as they seek to avenge the defeats his compatriots recorded in the two previous editions in 2011 and in 2012. He also appreciated and thanked his fans in Ghana.
Wizkid will not do the job alone; he will be supported by the new sensation Burna Boy and Afro-Pop/Afro-Beat superstar, Timaya.
Representing the home nation with the red, yellow, green with the black star would be African Dance Hall sensation Samini who will be gracing the stage with Wizkid to perform their hit ‘Time Bomb’.
Call him the Best Rapper Alive, Okyeame Kwame will also represent live to dish out fine tunes coupled with decent lyrics such as ‘Woara’, ‘Faithful’ and a couple of hits from his rich repertoire.
Ghana’s newly crown Artiste of the Year; R2Bees will be looking at impressing the large patrons expected at the event. Their stage performance has always been subjected to strong criticism due to their lack of coordination but the onus lies with them to disabuse the minds of their critics and explain why they won the biggest award at the VGMA.
The list doesn’t end there for Ghana. Dobble & Dr Slim, the pride of Volta, Edem, EL, Raquel, D-Black and other surprise acts will all mount the big stage.
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