The fifth and final event of the Glo Mega shows has been held over the weekend and Africa’s best music artists closed the show in grand style leaving the multitude yearning for more. The Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair Accra, was full of fun and fireworks, as Glo assembled music and comedy to scintillate patrons of Globacom Ghana and friends.
Globacom brought together four of Africa’s Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards winners and nominees to trill fans to great music, with a blend of comedy.
Sarkodie and Stonebwoy, Ghana’s BET awardees locked horns with Nigeria’s Davido and Wizkid who are of same pinnacle of fame. As if that alone was not enough: ladies’ man, Flavour; Johnny hit maker Yemi Alade and Ghana’s One Corner crooner Patapaa were all on the musician’s bill.
The Fantasy Dome was packed with thousands of Glo subscribers and friends of the brand, who came to have fun and enjoy good music and comedy from the advertised artistes. Foster Romanus and Gordons rocked the stage for the comedy side of the event.
The event had all the trappings of a gathering of titans of the entertainment trade, both in terms of the rich cast of acts who performed and other industry stars who were at the event as guests of Glo.
As early as 5:00pm, enthusiastic subscribers of Glo had begun trooping into the venue of the event to enjoy a good time with all the advertised artistes. Indeed, it was a worthwhile experience for many as they got more than they bargained for from each of the stars that night.
As the tradition of Glo has always been with the Mega Shows, the stage was given to some stars of the future to showcase their skills to a highly indulgent audience which gave them the needed encouragement to hold on to their dreams and seize the vast opportunities the future holds.
Afterwards, the acknowledged heavyweights took turns to entertain and serenade the expectant guests at the show. Patapaa, Yemi Alade, Flavour, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Davido and Wizkid treated the audience to exceptional lyrical vibes in that order. Gordons and Foster Romanus, both stand-up comedians, also ensured the audience had good reasons to laugh their stress out with heavy doses of malleable jokes and rib-wrenching anecdotes.
The pacesetter of the four BET Awardees to perform was Stonebwoy. He was a delight to watch on stage, doing a perfect rendition of many of his hit songs. The Bhim Nation fans were present in their numbers to support.
Sarkodie, gave out a wonderful performance, electrifying the audience with his usual simple dance and lyrical flows. The highpoint of his performance however, was the moment Supa, popularly known as Ghana 2Pac, joined Sarkodie on stage to perform. It sparked off loud cheers from fans who were delighted with his entry.
Davido, came in just after Sarkodie and his performance, as was expected, lifted the audience from where King Sark left off, to a different atmosphere all together. Amidst screaming and singing along with him, two of his fans presented him with gifts on stage; an Arsenal jersey with inscription, “I love Davido,” and an art work portrait.
Wizkid was the last act for the night and he left no one in doubt that indeed, he is the Star Boy of Africa. After apologizing to the audience for performing in slippers because he touched down in Ghana not long ago and his luggage was yet to arrive, Wizkid, he on to give the audience the best of the best. Amidst his performance also, Ghana’s King Promise, the CCTV balladeer, joined him on stage to perform a remix song he featured.
DJ Cuppy was also on hand to entertain the audience with some good danceable music. The event also had celebrated TV icon, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), music super diva, Omawumi and Ghanaian celebrity, Juliet Ibrahim, co-host the event with Gordons.
Glo Mobile’s Head of Business, Uche Ojo, who welcomed the guests to the show, said the five events were packaged to appreciate the company’s faithful subscribers and also to welcome new ones onto the network. He said the network continued to enjoy the much needed turnaround to make the user experience memorable for customers at all times. He promised that Glo would ceaselessly strive to satisfy its customers.
Yaw Bernard, a subscriber who was at the show, described the feeling as electrifying with the various artistes assembled by Glo. He contended passionately that after having witnessed all five Glo mega shows since August 12, the grand finale goes down as the biggest of the lot.
For Chris Awa, a Nigerian, he could not have afforded to miss any of the five shows for any reason. Said he: “I have been a heavy user on the Glo network and from the first day I got a message on the shows, I promised myself to be part of each show. But today’s show has been the very best. I am having a nice time and I’m grateful to Glo”.
The combo event, which saw comedians and musicians sharing the same stage, was a befitting conclusion of the 5 high octane mega shows from Glo Mobile, which have taken the city of Accra by storm over the last three months.