MTN Music Festival in Kumasi hits the right notes

By: Kwadwo Baffoe Donkor
MTN Music Festival delights Kumasi patrons
Sarkodie was on point at the MTN Music Festival in Kumasi
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THE Kumasi edition of the MTN Music Festival, which came off at the Golden Bean Hotel on Tuesday evening, ticked all the right boxes as it recorded a huge turnout.

The MTN Music Festival was put together by Slip Entertainment and was sponsored by MTN as part of activities marking the 20th anniversary of the installation of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as Asantehene.

Patrons who made it to the show despite earlier rains certainly made the right decision as they were treated to amazing performances by artistes including Okyeame Kwame, Rex Omar and Sarkodie for about four hours.

Before the show officially started, the High School Band, which backed the artistes, played some nice tunes which the audience appreciated.

Okyeame Kwame, also known as Rap Dacta, opened the concert and was was at his usual best as he dished out some of his old and new tracks and got the audience on their feet.

And performing in front of a 'home' crowd, it was not surprising that the audience sung along to almost of his songs making the connection between the performer and the audience deeper.

Vintage Rex Omar also got most of the oldies and a few young patrons dancing to his Highlife tunes. His mid tempo songs ensured a relaxed atmopshere in the auditorium.

However, it was fireworks throughout when the third and final act, Sarkodie came on stage.

The audience stood on their feet throughout his performance and most of the young people in the audience left their seats and gathered by the stage to get a closer look at their favourite artiste.

It was a night of fun and good music and a great opportunity for the fans of these artistes in Kumasi to watch their idols live on stage.