The much-anticipated Legends and Legacy Ball which is designed to honour legendary musicians of Ghanaian origin saw the celebration of veteran reggae and highlife musician, Kojo Antwi popularly known as the ?Music Maestro?, at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday night. The concert which was well attended by politicians, captains of industry, celebrities and more, was hosted by Legends and Legacy Ball regular host and radio personality, Kwame Sefa Kayi.
The auditorium was charged with anticipation as each musician on bill mounted the stage to do their own renditions of the music maestro?s songs from over two decades. The over-subscribed event kicked off with many peeved patrons as there were not enough seats to accommodate everyone and many had to stand throughout the show. But once the music performances started, they were more than happy to sing and dance along.
Wiyaala kicked the night off. She was brilliant with her performance which was cut half way through by a power outage. She was then followed by Wutah Afriyie who performed ?love of my life?, ?Bomi Nkomo De? among others. He was followed by Kwaisey Pee and Edem before Kwabena Kwabena. Lawyer Nana Asante Bediatuo then made an appearance, performing ?Medo Fo Pa?. Ekua China, a Chinese woman also pulled up a surprising performance of Kojo Antwi?s hit song, ?Tom & Jerry? much to the delight of patrons. Uncle Ebo Whyte?s Roverman crew also performed a sketch interpreting to the songs of the maestro.
The performances continued with Akwaboah Jnr, MzVee, Kaakie and Efya. South African veteran performer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka proved that she still got it when she hit the stage. She excited the crowd with her infectious pop and girlish charm. She pulled Akwaboah Jnr and Becca on stage to join her in performing ?Adinkra?. Nacy and the No Tribe band ended performances before the honouree; Kojo Antwi took over the stage. Kojo was decorated with medals, a staff and a series of citations.
Then came the time for the honouree himself to perform for the audience, his presence on stage was met with a lot of screaming and cheering. He performed close to 2 hours, most of his hit songs to the utmost satisfaction of the patrons, who couldn?t help but sing along. The concert ended around 3:40am.
Over the years, Kojo has delighted lovers of good music with his clear and flawlessly seductive voice that radiates through his massive repertoire of smooth and sultry ballads. His music defies categorization and is often a blend of many genres; he plays Reggae with lots of African influences in the Lovers Rock style and Roots Reggae alongside authentic African songs among others. Congratulations maestro!!!
Contributed by Amekor Shola Evershed