The love is huge and they share it no matter where they find themselves. I mean the love among Tema artists is just amazing.
Just like he has done on several occasions in Ghana, one of Ghana’s most decorated musicians, Michael Owusu Addo also known as Sarkodie pulled a huge surprise on Afrobeats artists R2Bees and the many fans who thronged The Indigo at the O2 for the Afrobeats Music Festival held on Saturday July 30 2016.
It was a warm night in London which encouraged the early arrival of festival goers, as they lined up outside the venue when the doors opened at 7pm.
The night kicked off with lots of African dance by Tboyz, Precious, Uncle TC and Boga UK and incredible mix of music by DJ Billi.
The roster of artists that graced the stage in a compressed and well managed 3 hours production was nothing short of impressive. The concert kicked of big with rising star K Pozzy, who brought on the famous UK Rapper Ms Banks and Lucy Monet during his set. The event quickly followed on with great vocal performances from Double A, Ray and UK’s best Moelogo who sang tracks his latest EP Ireti.
The night delivered more exciting performances by K.Weezy, Mista Silva, Jaij Hollands and Atumpan who reminded the audience of his 2012 hit single ‘The Ting’ then followed by the final and only female artist billed, the beautiful and talented May7ven who showed the audience why she still wears the crown of the queen in a short but perfected choreographed dance, acrobatic display and a breath taking performance of her new single Better Dayz & Werk.
Music maestros, The Compozers brought the house down with their 10-minute mega mix to introduce the stars of the night Mugeez and Paedae of R2bees; both emerging in all black ensemble and self-assured vigour, R2bees thrilled fans throughout their 1 hour energetic, charismatic and incredible set comprising of their great catalogue of hits including ‘Slow Down, Lobe, Gboza, Makoma, Kiss Your Hand, Walahi (Life)’ plus many more.
With the audience already captivated by the duo, the additional elements of unexpected surprises and performances took it to another level as Sarkodie who had been in the UK for a while shooting music videos and working on other music related projects joined the group to perform a number of songs on the night.
With surprise written all over the faces of the fans as he joined, Sarkodie delivered exceptionally on the night leaving the rest of the show as expected for headliners R2Bees which is made up of Omar Sterling (Paedae) and Mugeez.
Sarkodie during Shatta Wale’s album launch in Ghana also pulled a huge surprise on him as he joined him to perform hit songs including M3gye Wo Girl.
Check out some photos from the event.