Music of Sunday, 13 November 2011
Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com
It was all nostalgic and touching at the maiden edition of the “Legends and Legacy Ball” concert on Saturday November 12, 2011 at the Accra International conference Centre, when the living legend, Daddy Lumba was celebrated and honoured. Among the several dignitaries who graced the historic event were former President Jerry John Rawlings, his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings and former President John Agyekum Kuffour.
The event brought lots of unity and love between the two first families from two opposing political parties. Even their sitting arrangement said it all. Mr. and Mrs. Rawlings were seated on the the right, Daddy in the middle with Kufour and his special aide on the left. The two spoke and laughed together in the full glare of the over 2000 audience.
When the ‘mad’ man Kwaw Kesse took his turn on stage to perform, he commended the unity and statesmanship the two former Presidents exhibited on the night. He shook hands with both of them, thanked them and insisted that Rawlings and Kufour shook hands. The two stood face to face and shook hands and the crowd could not help but scream and clap.
Kufour challenging Konadu on the dance floor At a point Mr. Kufour hit the dance floor with Nana Konadu whiles Rawlings sat, watched and nodded his head. The climax of it all was when the three of them danced on stage whiles the man of the night Daddy Lumda was performing his biggest hit song “Aben wo ha”.
Daddy Lumba expressed his excitement and thanked the two former Presidents for setting a good example for the younger generation. “This cannot happen anywhere except at Daddy Lumba’s show - I am so happy and I thank you all for coming” - Lumba said on stage before he performed his last song “Anadwo yede”.
The night saw great performances from Rana, Philipa Baafi, Felix Owusu, Kofi Nti, Kwaw Kesse, KK Fosu, Mzbel, Castro, Nacy of No Tribe fame, Kofi B, Praye among others, who all performed different Daddy Lumba songs.
Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) President, Bice Obour Osei Kuffour gave a citation to Lumba on behalve of the union. The organizers of the event - Imajin Advertising presented a 24 carat gold chain, a citation among other goodies to Daddy which was presented to him by a representative from Voice of America and Daddy Lumda’s godmother and former teacher, Mama Acheampong.