Guinness brings big concert

BY: Gifty Owusu-Amoah/Daily Graphic/Ghana

Ghanaian music lovers have confidently sang along to some of his popular songs such as Lonely, Ghetto and Blame it on me, but come next Saturday, November 23, the international superstar,  Akon will treat fans to a good  live performance at the Guinness Big Eruption concert.

The Accra Sports Stadium, the venue for the concert, will provide a thrilling package of performances by American hip hop star, Big Sean, Nigeria’s Wizkid and popular Ghanaian dancehall acts, Samini and Shatta Wale.

 Organised by Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited, the concert is expected to give music lovers a platform to experience and taste the “once in a lifetime opportunity” of a world-class concert.

Apart from Akon, Big Sean and Wizkid bringing a refreshing tang to the concert, the two self–acclaimed dancehall kings, Samini and Shatta Wale will renew their rivalry as they ‘unofficially’ battle it out for  the  title of Ghana’s Dancehall King.

The Guinness Big Eruption concert is bringing the two “rival” musicians together on the same stage again after a failed attempt at the BASS Awards last July.

Born Aliaune Daye Thiam, Akon rose to fame in  music circles following the release of his debut album Trouble in 2004. It contained  hit songs such as Ghetto and Locked Up, which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard singles chart in the United States.

A proud owner of an internationally-recognised record label, Konvict Muzik, the four - time Grammy award winner will definitely get fans to sing along to some of his popular songs such as Smack That, I Wanna Love You and Don’t Matter.

Currently making waves in the American hiphop fraternity, Big Sean, real name Sean Michael Anderson, became famous in the hiphop world when he released his first studio album, Finally Famous in 2011.

He has become a toast of many hiphop lovers  with  singles such as My Last, Marvin & Chardonnay and Dance. His appearance on the Guinness Big Eruption concert will prove why hip hop has become a “culture” among the youth in this country.

A talented singer, songwriter and performer, the “little man” from Nigeria  shaking the airwaves in Ghana, Nigeria and Africa with his songs will confirm why he is the music “star boy” of Nigeria.

The 2012 BET Awards winner of the Best African Act honour has performed several times in Ghana and is sure to get fans to dance to his hit songs such as Holla At Your Boy, Gidi Girl, Ori Mi and Tease Me.

Shatta Wale has taken over the airwaves in Ghana with songs such as Dancehall King, Enter the Net and Ice Cream. As has been his trademark, the boss of the Shatta  movement will attempt to set the venue ablaze with his stuff. 

Samini’s debut album, Linda was an instant hit and he rode on that to create a name for himself here and abroad.

The Guinness Big Eruption concert is expected to consolidate his reputation as one of the most popular musicians in this country at the moment.