Becca’s show takes a dive

BY: Gifty Owusu-Amoah / Graphic Showbiz / Ghana

Many patrons at the Becca Girl Talk show last Friday might have been disappointed at the poor organisation that characterised the show at the National Theatre.

For such a well-publicised event and one that has won the trust of most ladies for the past two years, a reason that may have accounted for the full auditorium, it was expected that the show will live up to its billing.

But at the advertised time of 8:00 pm when the show was to begin, the patrons who were seated had to deal with the ordeal of watching an empty stage for more than an hour because there was virtually “no show” or music playing to entertain the audience.

The performance by one Ekua who gave a good account of herself was thought to be the start of the show but that was not to be as the patrons had to wait for another hour or so after her performance for the next act.

As if to save the situation, another lady who was later seen as a member of Becca’s backup singers also came on stage to do her own thing but at this stage, the audience wanted nothing more than to see Becca in action as they started screaming “ Where is Becca, we want Becca”. 

At a point, the show was virtually turned into an extension of  a night club when the guests had no choice than to entertain themselves with the loud music blarring from the PA system. 

Not even the “antics” adopted by TV presenter, Stacy Amoateng who later came on stage and introduced herself as the MC for the day would calm the anxious audience who by then had started letting out their frustrations. At this stage, there seemed a bad show looming.

Heralded by Cwesi Oteng’s  God Dey Bless me, the “You Lied to me” singer hit the stage at exactly 11:30 pm and did her bit to entertain the audience but anyone who has seen many of Becca’ performances would confirm that she wasn’t phenomenal on the night.

There was not much connection between her and the audience during her performance because she didn’t get them involved. 

Actress Nana Ama Mc Brown once again showed her versatility when she performed South African music duo, Mafikizolo’s popular Khona. Probably receiving the loudest applause on the night, she was mistaken for singer Sherifa Gunu when she first hit the stage.

For the first time on the night, she got the audience on their feet as she carried everyone along during the time of her performance. 

A Chinese lady who did Becca’s “Daa kɛ daa” was outstanding and there was also a performance by Deborrah Vanessa known for “Uncle Obama” song.

There were supporting acts from actor, Van Vicker, Cwesi Oteng, Trigmatic, Kwaw Kesse King Ayisoba and Akwaboah.

Over all, though it wasn’t really an interesting package from Becca’s outfit, Mc Brown’s performance and comedian Lil Win who came to do his own thing helped to save an otherwise flop.