Wow, Excellent, Exciting and other words of their kinds are going to be the main or key description for the just ended GIMPA 50th Anniversary Pre-Launch Concert - More chilling and things.
For a long time now I have not written any review, but I decided not to let go such a magnificently organized event.
Publicity went on quit well but not good enough, thereby being one of the factors that affected the turn out to the event, turn out wasn't bad, but far below expected figures. Publicity was on some few radio stations and to me wasn't too encouraging, so organizers and event owners take note of this and have it worked on in subsequent events.
One who attends events a lot needs not be told the Ghanaian would attend an event at least three (3) hours after the given time, sometimes including performers. This show wasn't an exception, time for the show was 6:00pm, yes the organizers, some performers and a hand full of people were around on time, but about three quarters (3/4) of the seats were not occupied until at about 8:45pm and that was when Abeiku the Master of Ceremony came to swag up the party.
ARRANGEMENTS AND DECORATIONS
There was for the first time in GH a well-set VVIP and VIP sitting for an event, but the standard and regular which people jokingly call “IP” and “P” was not well planned and I believe those who paid GHC40 and GHC30 respectively for that category didn't deserve the unfair treat of not given chairs to sit.
The VIP section had a double column rowed sitting arrangement and the VVIP had a round table arrangement setting being more comfortable than the VIP and the VIP far better than the standard or regular.
The VIP and VVIP were served free drinks, unlimited and sumptuous meet and other chops, which was at least worth their monies (GHC70 and GHC100 respectively). Organizers please don't expect me to pay GHC30 and GHC40 to an event to come and stand whilst others claimed to be VIP's and VVIP's are sitting, you are indirectly losing me for any other event you organize, because I may meet a lot of surprises.
ELECTRIC POWER AND BACKUP, STAGE, LIGHTING, SOUND, CAMARA'S AND VIDEO PROJECTION
Wow, the above mentioned items were extremely excellent, though open air event there was real good lighting for the stage and the sitting area, the stage was strong, high enough and professionally set, sound too superb, camera and video projection was excellent and you could see the performances on the stage as well as the projection from as far as 200 meters.
Since the event was organised in Ghana were power outages are rampant, the organisers did well to put up a backup generator in case Electricity Corporation of Ghana wanted to announce their presence in Ghana.
Kudos to the organisers for putting up good instruments, stage, sound, lighting, power and video projection.
Performance began with Abeiku Santana, though he was not one of the five performers but the MC, Abeiku putted up a very good show and he was full of energy from beginning to the end of the show; he brought fire to the grounds and that caused a lot who were afore sitting quietly, now dancing.
The hit heat was continued by Okurasini, who should have performed with the band but due to his non rehearsal with the band, had to mime with his song being played by the DJ, but hey the guy is getting matured and really did well.
Kofi B followed next with a spectacular performance.
Orbidi; SKD, Sarkordie massacred the stage and audience with a massive, explosive performance, he proved his worth and why he was on konvict record label. He as usual did his thing, tongue twisting, rap amid storytelling, he even increased the fire that was set by the previous performers.
What more can one expect this time that more fire is already burning, Ghana's sweet heart took her turn on stage and it was a whole story on its own, BECCA really rocked the audience with good music, stage craft, quality voice pitches and of course a little of feminism and this time around there was a balance, and that was complemented by her pianist who doubles backing her songs.
Okay, the audience were this time around Oliver’s, asking for more, whilst the VIP and VVIP were asking for more food and drinks, which were in abundance, everyone was asking for more music, then stepped in Daddy Lumba, who also proved his maturity in performance, he was accompanied by his sexy dancers, who were twisting, curling and shaking all what their mummies gave them.
One can't forget the DJ, who made sure the place wasn't quit and dull, the director (B.B. of Evolution) of the event who did well ensuring all went well as planned and controlling the MC who was on fire, the last mention is the Event organizers Evolution who putted up a show to remember.
I intend to write just a short piece so I end here saying it is an event worth repeating and worth watching by the whole of Ghana.