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Music of Thursday, 5 July 2007


TiGO Rocks Accra With Republic Day Jam

5FiveIt?s rather strange that Republic Day often goes uncelebrated in this country. One would have thought that this being a jubilee year, there would have been a lot of events to commemorate the day Ghana decided not to recognise the Queen as head of state.

But apart from African leaders zooming around in plush, brand new salon cars, talking shop and simply having a good time, there was nothing to celebrate the day. Errr? that?s not exactly true.

As the heads of state was speaking about continental unity at the Accra International Conference Centre, thousands of revellers were having a good time united by one brand: TiGO. And that was the event this year?s Republic Day will be most remembered for (after the AU summit, of course).

TiGO put together a good show for its loyal subscribers and they enjoyed themselves to the max -- enjoying good sounds from some of the nation?s best acts and playing fun games to win assorted TiGO souvenirs. And there were also some good sights to behold as the ladies turned up at their seductive best, wearing attractive bikinis with lycra and handkerchief-sized tops as well as TiGO branded t-shirts.

The crowd was so large that it spilled onto the streets and caused a heavy gridlock on the La-Teshie road from about 9am when the partying started.

Hiplife, Reggae and freestyle artistes were on hand, with the likes of Obrafour and Kwaw Kesse sending the crowd into a frenzy. Joe (of Mentor 2 fame), Tinny, 5-five, Black Suede and some reggae acts including the Vibration Kings and Elijah were also on stage to excite the crowds.