Sarkodie Holds Concert At Tema
The maiden edition of rapper Sarkodie’s ‘This is Tema’ Festival saw thousands of music lovers and fans of show up for activities lined up.
From Friday, October 25 through to Sunday, October 27, the fans were present to partake in all activities lined up for the three-day festival.
Activities for the festival began on Friday with a homecoming ceremony, which saw many stars who were raised in Tema, including Sarkodie himself, show up to have fun and hold a bonfire celebration to link up and interact with fans.
The homecoming event was followed by a health walk and health screening on Saturday, October 26. The festival was crowned with a concert at the Chemu Park on Sunday, October 27.
The Maiden edition of his Tema fest tour (This Is Tema) celebrates that expansion with a glittering gallery of sound. The maiden edition of the annual event had an accomplished objective of giving back to society and appreciating society for a humongous support given him right from the flamboyant stage of his career (two decades ago) to the fruity era of his musicianship. Security was tight, and the sound and lighting systems were up to standard.
On stage, it’s instructive to note that, Ghanaian Rapper, christened, Michael Owusu Addo deserves his seat at the top of the African Hip pop scene. He’s a magnetic performer. Songs such as Original, Who Da Man, Bleeding, underpinned by snapping instrumentals and jittery choruses, send feet stomping through the arena.
Elsewhere, the crowds sway as he croons the softer, more melodic offerings of Can’t Let You Go (featuring King Promise) and and his latest jam off the Black Love album, Lucky (featuring Rudeboy of PSquare fame) together with Party and Bullshit (featuring Idris Elba, and Donae’O).
Throughout the evening, a range of surprise appearances sends raptures through the crowd. Multiple awards winning reggae/dancehall, and Afro-fusion artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla; Stonebwoy enthralls with summer anthem Ololo (featuring Teni), Shuga (featuring Jamaican superstar Beenie Man) and Edem garners a similar reaction with controversial tune, Toto, while Kofi Kinaata tipped the atmosphere towards Things Fall Apart and Confession.
The evening’s biggest surprise was reserved for the last stretch. Mugeez, Paedae (R2Bees), E.L., Yaa Pono, Kwaw Kese, Medikal, Kofi Mole, Eno Barony, Quamina MP, Kuami Eugene, Kidi, King Promise, Opanka, Stay Jay, La Meme Gang, Darko Vibes,Jupita, Epixode, AMG VimBoy, Strongman, Fancy Gadam, Tulenkey, Kwesi Slay, Dope Nation, Donzy, all got the ecstatic crowd thrilled and stunned at the unexpected union.
With energy at a high point, Sarkodie brings the curtain down with some hit song off his Mary Album, spicing it up with some hit singles. The ‘This Is Tema’ concert was a free show, and the rapper’s way of showing his gratitude to fans for their support over the years.