The expectation for the 7th edition of the ‘Ghana Meets Naija’ concert was to see the best of Ghana’s music industry ‘face-off’ with the very best from Nigeria, and without a shred of doubt, Sarkodie is one of Ghana’s best.
Unfortunately, the most decorated artist in the history of Ghanaian music is not on the bill, but that is not a problem, considering the array of artists that have been billed to mount the stage, come May 27, 2017 at the Accra Int. Conference Center.
VGMA ‘Best Rapper of the Year’, M.anifest, is one of the headline acts for the highly-anticipated concert and interestingly, he’s been billed to duel with another high-flying rapper, Falz, from Nigeria.
M.anifest and Falz have very similar rap styles; lyrically gifted, conscious, thought-provoking and engaging lyrics is their definition and it would be enthralling to see how they match up.
In a related news, Empire Ghana, organizers of the event say the tickets which went on sale on Monday May 8, are in hot demand as patrons keep trooping to the selling points.
Tickets for this year’s concert are selling for GHC 150, GHC 200 and GHC 300 respectively. Selling points are Starr FM (Ring Road), Live FM (Adabraka), uniBank branches at the Accra Mall, Kokomlemle, and at the World Trade Centre, near the National Theatre in Accra.
Excitement is already building up over what is expected to be a massive show this year.
In its 7th year, the Ghana Meets Naija concert is the biggest in the region. It brings together artistes from Ghana and Nigeria for a night’s celebration of music themed along battle lines. This year’s is themed around an election where the four main acts: Davido, Shatta Wale, M.anifest and Falz are being voted for in a special text-in exercise that will see a commissioner in the person of female rapper Eno, crown the eventual winner.
Other supporting acts on the night are Tiwa Savage, Lil Win, Article Wan, Kojo Cue, and Kwame Eugene among others.
The 2017 Ghana Meets Naija is powered by Empire Ghana and proudly sponsored by uniBank’s Smile and Mastercard products, Alomo Gold-Natural Herbs and Fruits, Paba Cosmetics, Tang Palace Hotel, Nasco Mobile, Kasi Express, 7Fold, Emerge Ghana and Maaha Beach Resort.