The annual Citi FM Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) Festival returns next month with a series of exciting events to promote authentic Ghanaian music.
The festival will feature performances from some Ghanaians greats in music such as Amakye Dede, KK Kabobo, Ebo Taylor, Bob Pinodo among others.
This year’s MOGO Festival would run alongside the Musician Union of Ghana’s (MUSIGA) annual Ghana Music Week Festival.
This partnership with MUSIGA ensures that the festival is expanded to cover every aspect of the Ghanaian Music industry with an aim to promote and preserve the heritage. MUSIGA has therefore lined up some very exciting events for the Ghana Music Week.
Events for this year’s week-long MOGO Festival begin on Monday, February 29, and climaxes on Saturday, March 5. This year’s event has been scheduled for the first week of March to give revelers an opportunity to sample and enjoy Ghana’s unique music heritage as Ghana prepares for her 59th Independence Day celebrations.
The legendary Ebo Taylor kick starts the MOGO Festival 2016 on February 29 at the first in the series of Nights with Music Greats.
He would share the story of his life and perform his hit songs back-to-back to a live audience. Ebo Taylor’s presence on the Ghanaian/African spans over six decades and he promises a great start to the MOGO Festival 2016.
Another legend, Bob Pinodo, would continue on Tuesday, March 1. He would also share the story of his life and perform as part of the series of Nights with Music Greats.
The music teacher and celebrated musician will perform some of his hits including Disco Dance, Obeye Dwe and Come Dance with Me.
K.K. Kabobo rounds up the Nights with Music Greats on Wednesday, March 2. Kwabena Kwakye Kabobo is known for his Onyame Ahu Wo, Nyatse Nyatse, Onyame Ye Odo among others. He has worked with the likes of Nana Kwame Ampadu, Akosua Agyapong, Kofi Sammy and Dr. Paa Bobo and is admired for his timeless hits and dexterity with musical instruments.
This year’s MOGO Festival will be climaxed on Saturday, March 5, with the MOGO Awards night, where musicians who excelled in the year under review would be honoured. The night would see performances from Ebo Taylor, Bob Pinodo, Amakye Dede, Bessa Simons and a host of other great Ghanaian musicians.