It is that time of the year again when lovers of music hit the shops to hunt for songs for their Christmas activities.
Well, if what took place at the Accra Sports Stadium last Saturday at Sarkodie’s Sarkology album launch was anything to go by, then they sure have what it will take to ‘heat things up’ these holidays and beyond.
There was a lot to cheer about on the night. The music was so compelling that patrons could not but ask for more. The 30- track Sarkology album is Sarkodie’s third collection after Makye and Rapperholic.
Despite the fact that patrons had to wait outside the stadium gates till about 9.30pm instead of the advertised time of 6.00pm, attendance and organisation of the TIGO- sponsored event was impressive.
Momentum of the show was slow to build up but deejays Mensah and Advisor were nonetheless at their best churning out lovable tunes.
It was a great opportunity for artistes such as Gariba, Dozy, Foot Prints, Sisco, Dee Money and a few others to also exhibit their talents, but it was Stay Jay and the surprise for the night, Kwaw Kese who really gave indications of great expectations.
Stay Jay performed a number of evergreen hiplife songs including Shashi Wo Wo and Yenko Nkoaa that got the audience on their feet.
For about 25 minutes, Kwaw Kese, worked the audience and soon got them singing along to a medley of his popular tunes.
It was not until Sarkodie mounted the stage accompanied with Osibisa’s Welcome Home and by male dancers gyrating effortlessly to his fluid rap, did the fever reach a crescendo. The animated audience partied with him, responded to his moves and sang along all the way.
At some points during his performance, Sarkodie flavoured the mood of the night by performing duets with Efya and Raquel, both of whom gave good accounts of themselves.
It was, however, his duet with Fuse ODG, the United Kingdom-based Ghanaian act, that put the icing on the cake. ODG himself also performed some of his hit tunes.
The show had a nice setting and the sound quality was good. TIGO, Kalahari Bitters, Guinness and Duncwills Entertainment must be commended for supporting such a heart-warming outdoor event.
By 2.30am on Sunday when everything came to a close, it could be said that Sarkodie did indeed work ‘Sarkology’ on the audience.