The 1990s managed to successfully arch its place in history due to the birth of a unique form of music and fashion – the two brought with them a generation of life-filled youths who never failed to make the most of that decade.
From the streets of Brooklyn New York to the humble neighbourhoods of Nima in Accra, music from the 90s filled every inch of entertainment space with millions never ceasing to give a go at the tunes whether they were played on radio, in the club or in the comfort of their homes.
On Sunday night at the Terrace of the Silver Star Tower, hundreds poured out to reminisce those golden days when hiphop, R&B and hiplife had a meaningful impact in their lives.
The event, Joy FM 90s Jam, the third edition, was the perfect escape to relive a decade worth remembering and the night offered nothing less.
With three of the country’s best Disc Jockeys – legendary Azigiza Junior, DJ Black and DJ Nii Aryee Tagoe - and MC Bola Ray manning the event, patrons were in for the perfect dose of the 90’s jam.
From the time the show officially kicked off at about 9pm, the three DJs took turns to dish out hit songs that defined the decade that saw countless names such as Tupac, Notorious BIG, Heavy D, MC Lyte, TLC, Naughty By Nature, Mark Morrison, CJ Lewis and Sisqo becoming torch bearers of that era.
As the songs oozed out of the large speakers at the venue, patrons could not hold back and they trickled onto the dance floor to rekindle a youthful glory.
The energy-filled revellers could be seen Bumping and Grinding and Break dancing to Sisqo’s Unleash the Dragon, Naughty By Nature’s Hip Hop Hooray, Heavy D’s Now That We Found Love, and the list goes on and on.
Bola Ray, DJ Nii Aryee Tagoe, Azigiza Junior and DJ Black
The highlight of the night however was 90s dance competition which saw some of the patrons proving their supremacy on the dance floor.
Some revelers including Abena, Gator, Nana Ampadu, Pablo and Nana Kwesi each had a go on the dance floor and after rounds of dancing, Nana Kwesi proved supreme. He was on point!
The night wouldn’t have been complete without Ghanaian tunes that made waves in the 90s. In Ghana, that decade brought forth a local version of hiphop – a movement spearheaded by Reggie Rockstone.
Notable artistes such as Obrafour, Lord Kenya, Ex-Doe, Tic Tac, Akatakyie, Deeba and a host of others had their tunes blazing on the night. Patrons could not hold and they either rapped, sang or danced along.
This year’s 90s Jam was an all night affair which provided non-stop entertainment till the break of dawn. Patrons left the venue at the wee hours of Monday, December 31 after they had had their fill.