Ghana’s award winning highlife musician Abrantie Amakye Dede once again demonstrated his musical prowess and dominance on the music scene during this year’s Easter celebration at Kwahu over the weekend.
It was a day of unforgettable fun when Ghana’s salient highlife music icon Abrantie staged two live musical concerts to entertain the citizens of Kwahu who visited the Kwahu Ridge to celebrate Easter with their families and loved ones.
The two highlife musical concerts which were held at Ohene Nana Classic Hotel at Mpraeso and Wags Hotel at Obomeng attracted a large number of highlife music lovers including the 2012 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, who abandoned their seats and danced the nights away.
Stealing the show however, was Nana Akufo-Addo who joined Amakye Dede on the dance floor and danced to hit songs including ‘Akwadaa Wisua’.
The audience could not hold their excitement, shouting various slogans while he danced. For over 15 minutes, Nana Addo held the audience spellbound with his electrifying dance steps.
Nana’s performance on the dance floor attracted the attention of the audience, especially the ladies, who remained on their feet as they also danced alongside. Nana was fantastic; he took everybody by surprise and the whole venue hailed him. As usual, Nana’s ability to pull and control crowd was at play, and so was his amazing highlife dancing steps. He danced to the delight of the audience. And of course, he didn’t fail to dish out his infamous ‘Odo ye de’ dance moves beyond their expectation.
Many music fans who attended the highlife musical bash were amazed and delighted to see Nana at the show. Some took photographs with him whilst he was dancing.
The attention-grabbing show compelled people driving by to stop, just to catch a glimpse of Nana, who was also accompanied to the event by his team.
Every available space at Wags Hotel and its immediate environs, stretching to the main roads leading to Mpraseo roundabout was occupied.
There was plenty to eat and drink. However, a common feature throughout the show was the sight of the long and passionate embraces of ecstatic old friends, perhaps surprised at how far life had brought them.
No matter where you were in the thick crowd, you could see couples doing their own thing – dancing and drinking.
Music fans were also tickled by the extraordinary performance from Abrantie Amakye Dede, whose act brought more excitement to the show. He set the venues on fire with his stagecraft and unique style of delivery.
Abrantie mounted the stage a minute after he was introduced by Mikki Darling of Peace Fm to the excited audience. He was consistent and controlled the crowd. He also delighted music fans with most of his hit songs.
He was unsurpassable as he was able to thrill music fans to their satisfaction. It was a hilarious spectacle as the prolific musician treated the excited audience to some serious dance moves on stage.
The annual Kwahu Easter Festival has now become an omnibus event where all manner of people throng the top of the Kwahu Ridge to celebrate.
To the real natives of Kwahu, Easter celebration is a moment where families embark on a massive home coming and this provides an opportunity to reflect on the past and make amends, forging ahead to face the future with unity and love.
Families get united after being away for a long time and the traditional authorities use the opportunity to meet with community members.
By George Clifford Owusu