Diasporian News of Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Source: David Apinga, Focus fm,
The Ghana Meets Naija Concert which is gradually establishing itself as one of the biggest concerts in West Africa will soon transcend the boundaries of Africa.
After successfully hosting the second edition, Empire Entertainment, the brainchild and organizers of the event have disclosed that preparations are being finalised for series of concerts which will be held this year.
The upcoming editions of Ghana Meets Naija will take place this year in London and New York on August 26 and September 1 respectively.
Chief Executive Officer of Empire Entertainment, Kwabena Anokye Adisi, popularly known as Bola Ray, disclosed this during an interview with Edem Kobby Mathias (Kobby Drill) on Focus fm and also noted that, “we [Empire Entertainment] are going full force, well prepared, they have realized the second edition has been awesome”.
Bola Ray also pointed out that Ghana and Nigeria has a lot in common and the programme is aimed at creating a common platform to unify the two countries through music.
On the issue of the GHS 10,000 paid to Kwaw Kesse for his performance at the just ended edition, the C.E.O. believes it was well deserved and any other Ghanaian artiste worth his/her field should be paid accordingly.
“we should begin to recognize talent; we should begin to appreciate talent and that is what will take them places” he counselled.
Bola Ray also revealed that his outfit will try and explore opportunities in the future that will broaden the horizon for top Francophone Artistes through Anglophone versus Francophone shows.
David Apinga, Focus fm, KNUST, Kumasi