The much anticipated rejuvenation artiste night has rained down in style and elegance on the campus of UEW after an unusual recess in this year’s SRC week celebration occasioned by the 19th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. The exciting musical fiesta brought out a sense of adventure, and students enjoyed the brisk tempo of fiery Ghanaian rhythms.
No matter how cliché it may seem, artiste night is one of few delicacies that turns students on and gets them exhibiting extraordinary traits due to the high spiritedness of the event which is highly responsive to the artistes on the bill. The most favoured slice of the 2018 SRC week celebration, “rejuvenation artiste night” which was held last Saturday witnessed selected renditions by Ghana’s most recently talked about musicians including Patapa and Kuami Eugene.
Kampustoday brings you a full account of all that transpired on the damp grasses of the National Sports College, North Campus. The night saw students in their expected numbers striding around the event grounds packaged in diverse outfits. A sight which gave the night the deserving ambiance. Stage checked. Weather checked. Sound checked. Best DJ and MC in the business checked and best artistes in the game checked. SRC and George Mensah Britton did the unexpected as the rejuvenation artiste night was lit!
Tema based duo Keche were the first artiste on the bill to entertain students with back to back hits. The “pressure” hit makers lighted up the place and dazzled the crowd with their newly released single titled “you want cry” as a competition was held between students for the ugliest crier with the winner been given some cash prize as suggested by George Britton, manager of the music group.
Pa-to-pa soldiers, yes! Pa-to-pa soldiers the name of the fans of Patapa were called to duty as the nominee for song of the year category at the recently held Vodafone Ghana Music Awards mounted the stage to thrill fans to danceable tunes. The Swedru based artiste who has heavily been in the news for the past few weeks proved once again why his border breaking hit “one corner” should have been awarded Vodafone song of the year ahead of the winner of the category Fancy Gadam’s “Total cheat” as students went crazy when the breakthrough banger was dropped.
Watch Patapaa’s incredible performance at UEW SRC Week Celebration
Controversial rapper Yaa Pono from the Uptown Energy records brought so much energy to his gimmick and hilarious performance. As someone who represents the “ghetto” nothing less was expected by the crowd than fireworks. Captivating fans with strong punchlines in his freestyle raps, the “Gbe Naabu” singer gave good account of himself as one of the best in the Ghana music industry.
Watch Yaa Pono thrills fans with outstanding performance
The moment all the beautiful ladies both the angel-shaped slim and those blessed with the right contours and well-placed assets have been waiting for manifested with the introduction of the ladies’ man of the new school, Kuami Eugene, performing the likes of angela, adwene fi, confusion, boom bang bang, the winner of the new artiste of the year at VGMA 2018 had the ladies screaming and singing along. He really exhibited energy and stage craft connecting with the crowd and display of “the shaku shaku” dance. During the unprecedented euphoria appeared a level 100 student invited by Kuami Eugene from the crowd who nearly stole the show during his performance, passionately performing his hit songs “confusion and angela” to the enthusiasm and roar of the crowd.
Watch Antwi Ofosu, a level 100 student who took Kuami Eugene by a surprise at UEW SRC Artist night.
The rejuvenation artiste night also witnessed performances from uprising artistes in the Ghana music industry like Krizick and Kojo Fine Boy both alumnae of UEW.
This year’s artists’ night under the aegis of the Entertainment committee of the SRC, UEW was nothing short of fun and undiluted excitement. The night pulled students and local indigenes from the nooks and crannies of the Effutu enclave. The entire campus was under siege as students were left at the mercy of the eye-catching performance spontaneously fired at them by the makers of sound.
This year’s artistes showcased splendid performances way beyond what was expected. Students got a fill of all that the night had to offer which rendered the programme utterly successful.