The Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra came alive last Saturday, as a host of Ghana’s musical show-masters put up sterling performances at the 2015 ‘African Legends Night’ concert.

Highlife greats, Abrantie Amakye Dede, a.k.a Iron Boy, and Gyedu-Blay Ambulley, joined forces with Freddie Meiway, the headline artiste from Ivory Coast, to render the show an entirely new feeling.

Like previous editions, this year’s performances were also delivered with live-band, drawing patrons such as former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings to the dance-floor.

The show opened with a performance by Dela Hayes and her all-female band, who lit the auditorium with their energy and creativity.

Hiplife artiste Trigmatic also exhibited talent and dynamism, despite being the show’s youngest performer, before paving way for the “Simigwa Do” man, Gyedu-Blay Ambulley.

The veteran Higlife music seized the occasion to release a new song about corruption in the country, which got the audience excited.

Ivorian megastar Freddy Meiway then took to the stage with his ‘Lolo Girls,’ setting the auditorium “ablaze” with his famous Zoblazo number.

Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings could not resist the temptation at this stage, and joined about a hundred others on the dance-floor.

Abrantie Amakye Dede also gave a good account of himself as he capped the night with his repertoire of Highlife songs.

The “African Legends Night” is an annual music concert that celebrates legends who have made Africa proud through music. This year’s was the fourth edition in five years.

By James Harry Obeng

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