23 November 2012

Ghana: Accra, Tema Faceoff At Nite With the Stars

Accra and Tema are not new to music rivalry. Over the years, the two power hubs of Ghana's economic growth have been neck and neck in a war of music supremacy.

While Accra will boast of starting the hiplife movement, Tema is undoubtedly the current title holders of the genre.

In Accra, heavyweights such as Samini, Buk Bak, VIP, Eazzy, D-Black and Double, readily come to mind as some of the country's best lyricists.

But it is Tema that won for the country its first ever Black Entertainment Television (BET) award. Sarkodie, the country's fastest rapper, did not only win the BET Award, he is currently the hottest emcee.

So just picture Sarkodie leading a veritable pack that includes R2Bees, Kwaw Kese, Tiffany, E.L. and 4×4, facing off in a winner takes all battle of music supremacy.

With two, two-time Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year winners - one from each territory - VIP and Sarkodie - leading each pack, patrons are in for a gargantuan night of unrelenting music and entertainment.

The annual Joy FM Nite with the Stars has carved a niche for itself as the only platform where the biggest names in Ghana's music industry mount one stage on one night to do battle.

Artistes across the length and breadth of the country pray and yearn to be a part of a show reputed to be the nation's biggest music showpiece - some work tirelessly just to get that all important calling.

Copyright © 2012 Ghanaian Chronicle. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.