Despite 4-hour rain on Saturday, May 21, hundreds of Ghanaians and Nigerians trooped to the Accra International Conference Centre to witness the annual musical clash between Ghana and Nigeria.
Naija defeats Ghana at Tigo Ghana Meets Naija concert
For the first time in five good years, Nigeria has triumphed comprehensively over Ghana at this year’s Tigo Ghana Meets Naija.
This year’s concert dubbed “The Battle of the Tribes” saw top four Nigerian music genius who faced Ghana’s finest four in a 3-round musical battle.
Olamide, Harrysong, Mr Eazi and Flavour were the Nigerian men who faced Ghana’s Shatta Wale, EL, Pappy Kojo, and VVP at the Accra International Conference Centre yesterday.
Rapper Guru, who was secretly billed to make a surprise performance raised the curtain before Mr. Eazi and VVIP came to light the show.
The first round saw Pappy Kojo who began his reassuring performance with a freestyle leaving all doubters’ mouths opened. While performing, fellow rapper Edem joined him to perform their track titled “2Raw” together before concluding his impressive performance on the night with “Awo’a”.
“Reggae Blues” hit maker, Harrysong, also took in-charge of the stage with some fireworks on the night. He performed both his known and unknown tracks, and managed to get everyone in the auditorium standing on their feet.
BBnZ Live star and 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ “Artiste of the Year” winner, EL, took over the stage while the crowd chants his name. He invited his label mate, Shaker, to do a quick performance before fully taking over the stage. His performance didn’t meet the crowd’s expectations due to technical challenges.
Then came one of Nigeria’s finest lyricist, Baddo, in all-blue African prints. His new artiste, Victor Velmo, paved way for him. Even before making appearance, the crowd had chanted his name for minutes. He started his stupendous performance with his most known old masterpieces before sealing with his latest hit, “Bobo”.
Self-acclaimed ‘Dancehall King’, Shatta Wale, also took over the stage in a grand style when he appeared in a glass kiosk and garbed in white suit. He performed hits after hits and ended with one of his latest “Baby” (Chop Kiss).
Multiple award-winning Highlife star, Flavour, then closed the show with an evoking live band performance. From “Ada” to “Finally”, Flavour wowed everyone who was at the auditorium.
Comparing the crowd’s reactions, Flavour, Shatta Wale and Olamide were the best on the night so technically, Nigeria defeated Ghana.
The Nigerians came, they saw, they conquered. For the first time in five good years, Nigeria has triumphed comprehensively over Ghana at this year’s Tigo Ghana Meets Naija.
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