The Dome of the Accra International Conference Center came alive when several top artistes graced the 2012 edition of the Ghana Rocks concert Thursday.
The event organized by the Charter House brought together Kwaw Kese, Stay Jay, R2Bees, D-Black, Davido, Eazzy, EL, Yaa Pono, Fuse ODG of Antenna fame, Lethal B, and VIP.
Nigeria’s Davido set the ball rolling with some of his hit singles like Ekuro and All Of You.
There was however a near disaster when Davido midway through his performance Dami Duro threw himself unto the screaming audience who however failed to catch him making the star fall on his back.
Davido was later rescued by some of his security detail present. He continued with his performance afterwards but some visible discomfort on his face.
The mantle then passed on to Stay Jay, who also excelled brilliantly. The Shaashewowo singer succeeded in wowing the crowd. His hit, Sue also turned out to be a crowd favorite, just like Twa me lala.
One artiste that also ignited the audience was E.L. Elorm Adablah, as he is known, has never ceased to amaze showbiz lovers. On the night he was full of energy and his stagecraft was equally apt. He dished hit songs such as One Ghana, Kaalu and Obuu Mo.
D-Black, the Vera singer also rendered his songs such Get on the Dance floor and My kind of Girl. It was pretty obvious the Ghanabuoy is mastering his act every passing day. His performance was superb save the fact that his supporting artistes were all over the place.
Kwaw Kese’s performance was one that left a lot to be desired. Known for his crazy stunts on stage, Abodam rather chose to use vulgar language in songs that could be best described as a “diss” song to a fellow artiste.
There is no doubt that Kwaw Kese is a great musician, but his performance was "disgusting" as one patron puts it mildly.
4x4, comprising of CoDed, Fresh Prince and Captain Planet were also fantastic on the night. The dynamic trio begun what was hailed as an exciting performance with Hot Girl Dot Com. They also performed hits such as Yesii Yesii, Mokoni and London Bridge.
R2Bees, the duo from Tema nearly crashed the roof with their overwhelming performance. The duo comprising of Mugeez and Paedae were something else on the night. Song such as Life and Odo set the audience begging for more. The two apart from their performance were also well dressed.
Fuse ODG, the Antenna singer was not new to the Ghana Rocks. The London-based artiste became a hit with his single Azonto which featured Tiffany.
His performance though was not overly exceptional was just okay to wow the audience who screamed and begged for more.
The show which was Emceed by Godfred Laryea, aka Ghanabuoy saw big acts, such as Eazzy, VIP also gracing the stage. Although it was not a full house, the music lovers that came to the Dome enjoyed themselves all the same.
This year’s event did not go without hitches. The sitting arrangement isolated some patrons from the real action as they had to comfort themselves from watching from the extreme ends of the auditorium.