Ghana@60 Music Festival Flops Miserably

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30 Artistes Performs To 20 People

What was supposed to be the biggest night of music celebration as part of the Ghana @60 celebrations, turned out to be one of the major disappointments ever for music lovers.

The event, which was scheduled to kick start at 6pm last Friday at the Black Star Square, started at 11:00 pm, with a count of music lovers not more than 20.

Despite billing over 30 of Ghana’s finest artistes, including Samini, Jupitar, A.K Songstress, MzVee, Ras Kuuku, Knii Lante to perform at the Reggae/Dancehall & Hiplife Nite, the event organised by the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), could not attract even 50 patrons.

The free event saw patrons scattered with some even sleeping on the ground to enjoy a list of reggae songs dished out by Root Eye, who was supposed to be the MC for the occasion.

Embarrassing videos of the event have gone viral.

Meanwhile, veteran broadcaster, Tommy Annan-Forson, has expressed disgust about the drama staged by Agya Koo and some Kumawood actors during Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary on Monday, March 6.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RABODEF Radio Academy told Onua FM that: “We have foreign dignitaries, unfortunately I have to switch off, because for me it was boring, I will not lie about it, I’m speaking the truth as it is, you to take it or you leave it”. “Ebo Whyte, has got educative stories, he’s got humor in his stories,” observed the man with over 36 years of experience in radio and television.

“I thought that could have been one area they could have exploited. The drama troupe yes, but how many people understood the message they were trying to portray. As a Ghanaian yes we would understand it, but what will the foreigner going to take away and say I went to Ghana to watch their 60th anniversary parade and this is what I saw, but I didn’t understand it.

“Everybody is trained: a doctor is trained, you are trained, a musician is trained, even the president is trained on how to speak,” he built up his point. “It was appalling to listen to some commentary that was being run even live at the Independence Square. It was very sad.

 

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