Ahead of the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards on May 7, the VGMA Nominees Jam was held at the Jubilee Park in Ho, on Saturday with exciting performances from some of Ghana’s biggest acts as well as budding new talents.
The Patch Bay band provided amazing support for all the artists who performed with live instrumentations, while DJ Nii Ayi Tagoe provided a fantastic party atmosphere with his eclectic and often pulsating selection of music. Here are some highlights from the event:
A night for shining and promising talents
The VGMA Nominees Jam was a night for many shining and promising talents as several of the most buzzing young musicians from Ho and its surroundings opened the night. They showcased their talent to their fans, as well as visitors from Accra and other regions. The likes of Belce, Kydie Nice, Cano Z lifted the torch high for the impressive list of local talents.
Two of last year’s biggest discoveries and VGMA nominees, Wisa Greid and Atom opened the main set of performances with their hit songs ‘Ekiki Me’ and ‘Yewo Krom’ respectively.The nominees in the special Unsung Artist category namely Nii Funny, Feli Nuna, Ebony, Perez Music, Wan O, Adomaa also got the opportunity to perform and appeal for votes for a chance to perform at the main Ghana Music Awards on May 7. Based on his exciting performance, Perez seemed favourite for most critics while the general public in Ho seemed to have fallen for Feli Nuna.
A night of live band music
Gospel singer, Patience Nyarko set the stage up for a series of live band performances with SP Sarpong and Jupiter leading the pack with their amazing and energetic stagecraft and audience engagement. Bisa Kdei also gave fans a fun tempo twist to hit songs ‘Mansa’ and ‘Brother’.
The people of Ho welcomed their ‘Voltarian’ superstars EL and Edem with joy and pride as they sang along and hailed the two stars as their own. Even though fellow Voltarian, Stonebwoy was not in town to perform, each time the crowed heard his music from the Dj’s deck, they welcomed it with a similar energy.
From the altar to the stage
Rapper Kwaw Kese was another toast on the night. He came to Ho straight from his white wedding earlier in the day in Accra. He appeared on stage in his wedding costume and still managed to have enough energy to thrill the crowd.