12 December 2008

Ghana: Okra Thrills Fans

One of Ghana's underground Hip life artists Okra Dawide notably with a tang twisting style proved all his critics wrong by thrilling his fans at the Boomerang nightclub in Accra.

The rapper proved his worth of drawing attention from followers of the hip life music as he performed massively alongside with the king of the streets Kwaw Kese as part of his activities to premiere his new video.

Okra who is otherwise called Emmanuel Ralph Nikoi Kotei hit the mini stage in the club after Kwaw Kese, who had already performed a number of his hit songs, introduced him.

He however has to do some magic to draw to himself the attention that was accorded the 'Abodam' crooner prior to Okra's coming on stage.

Having got hold of the microphone, Okra for some moments criss-crossed the stage and commanded the DJ to 'kill' the sound that was masking the inner perimeter of the club, after which he took fans through some minutes of freestyle rap.

He was impressive as he blended Pidgin English with Twi while unleashing local proverbs in his act. Finally that managed to draw all the attention to him as the 'Abodam' crooner himself and the fans watched him in admiration.

Okra and Kwaw jointly ripped the stage when they performed the song 'Kosoaa', whose video was premiered. Other artistes such as 4x4, Tinny, Asem, 5five, Bradez and Okyeame Kwame who passed through, also took turns to thrill the fans.

The video, which was premiered, also caught on well with the fans as most of them observed it was a nice video. The must-see video was shot at a location off the Spintex road in Accra.

Music video director Ezekiel Tetteh, popularly called Stip, of Solid Multi-media, directed it. The video would start showing very soon and as such it is anticipated to change the face of music video production in the country as done by Kwaw Kese's 'Mmaa Pewo' video which won an award at this year's GMA awards.

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