Enjoyment galore at African Legends Night

By: Kofi Duah
African Legends Night enjoyment
The audience had so much fun at the show

Since the African Legends Night started about six years ago, a number of greats on the continent have given us some amazing shows and on Saturday, September 29, the show ranked right up there among the best.

Held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, this year's African Legends Night, which featured Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Samini, Wulomei and Highlife legends, Kojo Antwi and Daddy Lumba was amazing as the three gave patrons a show to remember for a long time.

It was a full house as the event started at exactly 7:40pm with traditional group, Wulomei treating the audience to some of their popular songs like Meridian, Akosua Serwaa, Aklowa, Kaagba, Takoradi and Jalelele.

With decades of performance experience, the group was at its vintage best with their stagecraft.

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The 'Maestro' Kojo Antwi gave an amazing performance at the African Legends Night

Right after Wulomei was the 'Maestro' Kojo Antwi. Dressed in black with orange accents and an orange turban wrapped around his dreadlocks he started his performance at 8.30 pm with the song Pour Some Sugar On Me.

The excited audience, who were already screaming out his name, danced and sang along with him.

Without wasting time, the Music Man, who came with two backing vocalists dished out popular songs like Medofa Pa, Akonoba, Adiepena, Mr Music Man, Mmrika, Mfa Me Nko Ho, Ponko Abodam, Densu and many more.

An excited fan who obviously enjoyed Kojo Antwi's performance showered money on him

He interacted with his audience and whenever they seemed to get tired, he perked them up asking them to sing lines from his songs. His energy level was on throughout his two-hour performance.  

Samini was at his best as usual

Samini followed and what a performance he put up. Dressed in an Agbada, he kicked things off with My Own. Then he got into it with songs like Movement, Iskoki, Linda, Time Bomb, Obaa and My Baby.

It wouldn't be a Samini show without some freestyle and he delighted the audience. The highlight of his act was when he performed popular songs from Highlife musicians Nana Ampadu and A.B Crentsil.

Samini listens to the audience as they sing along to his songs

Performing Nana Ampadu’s Oman Bo Adwo, he received loud cheers from everyone. Samini got everyone screaming his name and dancing to the song.

It was a very full house at the African Legends Night

The audience had a great time

Then came Daddy Lumba; his birthday coincided with the show and the organisers of the African Legends Night, Global Media Alliance gave him a treat.

They presented him with a birthday cake which dignitaries like former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings helping him to cut it.

Daddy Lumba being helped to cut the cake

He started out slow but got into the show after about 10 minutes performing songs Sika Asem, Mpem Mpem, Huhuuhu, Mensei Da, Fakye, Odo Nti Bubra and Doctor Panee.

After performing for more than an hour, the audience, who seemed tired started leaving but Daddy Lumba kept performing saying he would stay until the last person left the auditorium.

Daddy Lumba's back up dancers added to his show

Before leaving the stage he was handed a nice painting of himself by the organisers of the event.

This year's African Legends Night concert will be remembered as a terrific one. The only drawback was overcrowding which made the auditorium too warm. 

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