Music of Thursday, 19 April 2007
It was not all hiplife music, dance and merrymaking when the six-week ?tiGo Experience Tour? went through 15 towns in the country. It was also a tour that demonstrated the soft side of Hiplife High Priest, Obrafour.
Wherever the tiGO train stopped, the cellular company supported Obrafuor to bring some joy to the lives of an under priviledged person or persons by spending ?bonding? time with the inmates of various institutions.
Perhaps the most touching gesture was when Obrafour and the tiGo train met a mother who lost her child after birth and was being detained because she could not settle her hospital bills. Esi Aso had gone to deliver her second child, but lost it during child birth.
On learning that the young mother, had been kept at the hospital for several weeks because of her indebtedness, Obrafuor presented a ?humanitarian cheque? to the District Hospital in the mining town of Tarkwa in the Western Region to settle the bill. He then personally escorted her home.
Adopting an entertainment format as a basis for the programme whose aim is to touch base with tiGO?s subscriber base, and also to introduce new services on its network, tiGO enlisted the services of Obrafuor and others who were engaged in interactions with the citizens of the towns across the country.
?Touching the life of one person at a time means a lot to us at tiGO, and making this woman?s day reinforces our commitment to touch lives and give people new lifelines, just as our services offer,? says tiGO Events Co-ordinator, Bismark Oduom.
The concerts themselves have been attracting large crowds which throng the venues to sample and dance to the music and performances of Obrafour and his dancers, as well as Prince and Joe of TV3?s Mentor II fame and 2001 national dance champion Paa T and his group of dancers.
The tour, produced by leading event managers Entertainment Revolution, visited fifteen towns for its first phase.