Ghana’s sensational afro-pop singer Rebecca Acheampong, aka Becca, at the weekend demonstrated her musical prowess during this year’s edition of Lagos Jazz Series held in Federal Palace Hotel in Ekoyi in Lagos and Mouri-Okunne Park in Victoria Island, both in Nigeria.
The Lagos Jazz Series which is one of the biggest jazz music festivals in Nigeria is organized annually by the Lagos Jazz Series Group founded by Oti Bazunu in 2010.
At two events, Becca, who was rated as one of the best performers treated music fans to an unforgettable performance.
Becca, who delighted music fans with her stagecraft, performed most of her popular songs, including ‘African Woman’, ‘Daa Ke Daa’, ‘You Lied To Me’ and ‘No Away’ in which she featured Nigerian hip hop star M.I. It was an entertaining event, as the prolific Ghanaian afro pop star treated the excited fans to some serious dance moves on stage.
Her performance then took an incredible turn when Nigerian rapper M.I, in a surprise appearance, joined her to perform their timeless love song, ‘No Away.’
The award-winning afro pop singer then gave her fans a feel of her Ghanaian heritage as she introduced them to the history and splendour of the Adowa dance, exiting to a standing ovation. At two events, Becca performed alongside other celebrated music icons such as Grammy Award winner Roy Hargrove, Fourplay, Omawunmi, 9ice and Waje.
She won the hearts of the entire music fans with her exquisite stagecraft and singing ability, to the extent that some were not happy when her time was up. She was indeed one of the best acts that night.
Becca is back in Ghana and is focussed on increasing her African appeal as she gets ready to premiere the music video of her collaboration with Nigerian crooner Tuface Idibia next week.
By George Clifford Owusu