The University of Ghana’s edition of the #RoadToDettyRave2019 was successfully held at the Jean Nelson Aka Hall. This also acted as the climax to their hall week celebration which was dubbed, Nexus.
A host of artistes were billed to perform at the event which was brought together by Empawa Africa in collaboration with MTN Ghana with over 90% of them showing up.
Joey B, Shaker, J Derobie, Kidi, Kuami Eugene, Tulenkey, Lord Paper, Coco Treey, R2Bees and a host of others showed up to grace the wonderful occasion.
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In as much as we would always like to see wonderful performances from our favorite artists who have been paid to entertain us, some fail to live up to expectations.
Here is my review and ratings for the show:
Kwesi Arthur – 8.5/10
The young boy from Tema closed the show with a sterling performance and got the crowd wowed throughout. Even though he failed to perform all his hits songs including ‘Grind Day’, ‘Back on the Wall’, ‘Anthem’ and others, the over 30minutes the BET Nominee was on staged was worthy of emulation.
R2Bees – 7.5/10
The Tema Community one-based artistes performed for the second time in two years at the Jean Nelson hall week after headlining it last year. However, they seemed to never improve on their stagecraft. The crowd went wild because they have the hit songs that can be sang along with catchy choruses hence they don’t have to do enough for such an outdoor program with charged young people.
Joey B – 9/10 (Star of the Night)
From his dramatic entry with a live goat to his energy and composure, Joey ‘Tonga’ Beezy deserved to be our Star of the Night for this concert. He was able to control the crowd that had gone haywire after seeing him stage. He also failed to perform some of his hit songs like ‘Cigarette’ but still nailed it.
Kidi – 8/10
Obviously a ladies man and it wasn’t a surprise when the ladies screamed throughout his performance. He also has a considerable amount of energy to match up to the occasion and controlled the crowd quite well.
Kuami Eugene – 5/10
Booed off stage for a boring performance by the crowd but still managed to pull some strings. He began his performance on a quite energetic note but lost it midway. The acapella and screaming became too much for the crowd to handle. However, was he supposed to angrily walk-off stage after the audience expressed their displeasure? I think no.
Coco Trey – 4.5/10
The only female act I saw perform on stage, she didn’t fail considering the fact that she is yet to record a hit song. But is twerking the only way to attract attention to your self on stage? A big no and that was where the Rotterdam-born singer lost.
Overall this was a well-organized show by Empawa and MTN Pulse as well as the JCR of Jean Nelson Hall. A much-improved concert from last year and managed to wrap up way ahead of time.
Overall rating: 8.5/10