By Gloria KYEREMEH, Accra
Ghana’s dancehall icon, Samini, last night, proved that he is the greatest live band performer as he stole the show at the Glo Mega Music concert on Saturday.
Samini proved that he still has the juice as he stepped on stage to deliver, arguably, the best performance of the night.
It was a night of sweet live music, and the king of dancehall didn’t leave anything to chance.
He served hit after hit, from his latest hits ‘My Own’ and ‘Obaa’ to his first hit song ‘Linda’, which never grows old for hearing. His old tunes, Gyae shi, Time bomb, Movement, My Baby, Sweet mistake, Tempo, Iskoki, Samini, among others, got the entire auditorium on its feet, with the audience singing along.
His over-an-hour energetic performance, accompanied by his trademark freestyle moves, got cheers from the overly excited crowd as they kept panting for more.
Samini was simply a show stopper who performed like the true legend he is.
His performance wowed Nigerian comedian, Gordons, who confessed he was seeing Samini perform for the first time. Gordons, who hosted the show with GHOne’s Nana Aba Anamoah, came on stage to dance with the icon as he exited from the stage.
The Glo Mega Music Show is the fourth of Globacom Ghana Limited’s series of shows being organised at one of Ghana’s biggest auditoriums, Fantasy Dome, inside the Trade Fair Centre.
The much-talked-about concert assembled a lot of A-list musicians from across the continent of Africa, who took turns to thrill the audience to a memorable and spectacular performance.
There were performances from musical heavyweights Wizkid, Stonebwoy, Diamond Platinumz, Yemi Alade, Tekno, Kofi Kinaata, and Ghana’s own diva Mzvee.
Diamond Platinumz, the Tanzanian superstar who was performing in Ghana for the first time, stepped on stage with some energetic dancers as he served his hit songs back-to-back amidst cheers and chants from the audience.
Ghana’s finest dancehall artiste and president of Bhimnation, Stonebwoy got on stage singing his hit song ‘Bawasaba’ with deafening cheers from the crowd.
He gave a good account of himself on stage, even though many expected more from him.
Kofi Kinaata got the crowd to do lines of his hit songs as he performed for the night; he was a delight to watch. Mzvee also gave a good account of herself as she performed with her well-choreographed dancers.
Yemi Alade, as usual, was her energetic self, and she did not disappoint; she performed songs like Jonny, Bum Bum, Na Gode, and Ferrari while Tekno displayed his stagecraft with some of his hit songs, including Pana, Your Love, Go and Jogodo.
African starboy, Wizkid, who was the final act for the night, interacted with his fans during his performance to tell them how much he loves them.
He gave one of his best performances on a Ghanaian soil as he dished out hits like Ojuelegba, Caro, Slow Down, Come Closer, Sweet love.
The Glo Mega Music show lived up to its expectation as one of the biggest music events to happen in the sub-region.
The last show, which is a combination of comedy and music, comes off in October.