Music of Thursday, 19 January 2006
A fun packed pool party was held last Friday at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, in support of the senior national team, the Black Stars.
A collaboration between Agoo Magazine, Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited and Joy FM, the event attracted several hundreds of fun seekers, all clad in white, the dress code for the occasion.
Hundreds of patrons including media personnel who attended the pool side party enjoyed their ice-cold Guinness drinks and danced to sweet, irresistible tunes rendered by Ghana’s hiplife artistes of the moment, Praye.
Praye, thrilled the crowd with their West Africa Nescafe Award Winning song I And My Shoddy Are One and finally crowned it further with their latest song You For Ron Ron Som Tins.
The MC for the night, Bola Ray and Komla Dumor handled the programme with some foreign and local mixes which kept the crowd dancing throughout the night.
When it was time for business, Mr George Andah, Head of Marketing, GGBL, got the crowd cheering when he announced that Guinness was supporting the Black Stars with an additional ¢1 billion towards the upcoming Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt and Ghana’s first ever World Cup appearance in Germany.
Giving details of the sponsorship package, Mr Andah, said: "Today, we are delighted to announce the launch of our additional football package for the Black Stars as well as some exciting advertising and promotional activities for you our loyal Guinness consumers to enjoy whilst you support the Black Stars.
“The teeming football fans will also not be left out as over 20 giant television screens, costing over ¢2 billion, will be provided at various centres nation-wide to telecast live matches throughout the tournament.”
He said in addition, there will be 600 in bar consumer promotions with exciting competition and prizes all aimed at adding up to the excitement during the tournament period.
“In line with the restrictions to alcohol consumption, the promotion is only opened to people aged 18 and above,” he said.
He said for every two Guinness crowns sent before March 31, 2006, Guinness would make a contribution to this additional ¢1 billion Black Stars fund being mobilised.