Brace yourself for more energetic performances -Ofori Amponsah
HIGHLIFE musician Ofori Amponsah’s performance at the just-ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) hosted at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Saturday, May 6 was one of the refreshing moments of the night.
For about 10 minutes, Ofori Amponsah wearing an off-white political suit and wielding a walking stick in one hand, virtually got everyone in the auditorium on their feet as he rocked the stage with a medley of four of his evergreen bangers— Hello Hello, Emmanuella, Otoolege and Odwo.
And according to him, last Saturday’s showing is just a tip of the iceberg because he has been using his ‘silence’ on the music scene for some time now to perfect his act.
Ofori Amponsah, also known as Mr All4Real, has been slammed one too many times of poor stagecraft especially when he performed with a live band but this time round, he just delivered with no stress leaving patrons asking for more at the end of his act.
In a chat with Graphic Showbiz, Ofori Amponsah explained what had brought about the change.
“I have been criticised for not doing very well on stage and as a result, I have been busy rehearsing and recording in my house and last Saturday was evident of all the hard work and effort I have been making to enhance my performance.”
“You see, when you love what you do, you work on your weaknesses and move on and that is what I have just done. I think I am getting there and my hard work is paying off. All I do is music, so, if I have the chance to improve on what will enhance my career, I don’t need to take chances.”
“Ghanaians should just brace themselves for more mind-blowing performances because I am coming back with fire. What Ghanaians witnessed at the 24th VGMA does not scratch the surface of what I have in store. I have a studio in my house and I have a band I always call on so I am always recording songs and rehearsing with the band to get my act together’, he added.
At the Ghana Music Awards in 2006, Ofori Amponsah won Artiste of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Collaboration of the Year, Highlife Artiste of the Year and Highlife Song of the Year.