Last Saturday, patrons present at the much anticipated event, Music Of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) concert were thrilled to their utmost desires with the best of good, old and new highlife, afropop and hiplife performances at the National Theatre in Accra.
The programme organised by Citi FM, brought on board highlife maestros from the past, present and future, to amaze the crowd with their sensational repertoires.
Top musicians who performed at this year’s edition were Kwabena Kwabena, Bessa Simons, Amandzeba, K.K. Kabobo ,Adane Best, Akwaboah, Cina Soul, Kofi B and Kwan Pa.
At the entrance of the venue, melodic group, Kwan Pa, welcomed patrons with heart melting cultural tunes from their packages meant as a surprise for the night.
The main programme began with legendary local songs from the Nkyinkyim band.
Sensational afro soul, Cina Soul opened the floor with amazing songs, followed suit by Kofi B who carried on the fire until Akwaboah came on stage with mush ups from his latest album, Matters’ of the Heart which took the audience to another level.
K.K. Kabobo also brought memories of his old inspirational fante classics throughout and later handed the baton to Adane Best who stole the hearts of the whole audience with danceable pure Ga highlife medleys which included his hit song, ‘Gyata Bi’.
Kwan Pa caused an electrifying and interesting stir on the audience when they began flowing on several cultural musical renditions and creativity.
The lady’s man, Kwabena Kwabena as usual gave a mesmerised vocal powered performance with his band whilst Bessa Simons, with his Bessa band relived the Osibisa moments, and Amandzeba closed the curtain of the programme with unforgettable soothing performances.
“I had the best moments of my life at this event. I wish it continued until the next day. I hope they organise another very soon,” Miss Lois Boadu, an attendee shared her experience with The Spectator.
The MOGO is one of the biggest events to promote Ghanaian indigenous culture through music.
It is held every year in March as part of Citi FM’s Heritage month to celebrate Ghana’s heritage and to promote tourism.
By Sampson Kofi Annin Agyekum