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BBC talks about ‘Ghana meets Naija’ Concert

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Before the stage was set for the only rivalry musical concert in the history of Africa between Ghana and Nigeria, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) had done a report on the show.

The concert dubbed: “Ghana meets Naija” is a sing-off competition between Ghana and Nigeria.

The rivalry between the two normally exists on the soccer grounds but this time it has taken a twist in the arts industry.

The BBC describes the show as “The sibling rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria is taking on a new twist with a massive music competition in Accra dubbed ‘Ghana meets Naija’”.

The BBC said, by popular demand, the audience’s reaction to the performances will determine how long the acts last on stage.

“This is been good as a ground breaking music jam bringing together some of the RnB and Hiplife artistes from Ghana and Nigeria”, the BBC said in an almost 6 minute-report on July 1 at 10:10 GMT.

Bola Ray, CEO of Empire Entertainment, organizers of the concert, who spoke to the BBC Network Africa’s David Amanor earlier before the show started, said,  “the audience will be the people to judge who was the winner”.

Bola Ray said if the show becomes successful, there will be a return-match on Nigerian soil.

The concert is said to be the biggest entertainment show that Empire Entertainment has organised since it was established.

Songs from Ruff n Smooth, Sarkordie, 4×4, 2face, J Martins, Castro ft. Asamoah Gyan and 9ice were all played at the background when BBC broadcast the report.

Ghana meets Naija could well be a night to remember, the BBC says.

The concert came-off at the Accra Conference Centre Dome on July 1, 2011 with all the expected musicians performing during the night.


By Ekow Quandzie

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