In the last couple of weeks ago, Martin Kofi King Arthur, popularly known in Ghana showbiz as Kofi Kinaata with the tag “Fante Rap God” launched his second version of his concert dubbed “Made in Taadi Concert”.
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There were flyers and banners all over social media promoting the event which many thought was impossible to be a success as a result of uncertainty from the camp of Kofi Kinaata and Team Move. Many of the artistes supposed to perform at the concert was not certain as to many events which were slated in this festive occasion.
Later in the week of the program, artistes to perform in the program was disclosed including Ghana’s favorite rapper, Sarkodie, Pappy Kojo, Edem, Quamina MP, Ayese, Nero X, Afedzi Perry, and other popular artiste in Takoradi and Cape Coast. Even though Kwesi Arthur was expected to perform at the concert, the current trending artiste as well as Pastor Joe Beechem, Nero X, Ayesem et al couldn’t make it to the Made in Taadi Concert because of tight schedule.
Nevertheless, the concert kicked started at the Takoradi Jubilee Grounds, near the just opened newly Takoradi Mallwith a children’s program in the morning dubbed “Family Day Out” with Parents and Guardians. The program was hosted by Funny Face, and starred by TV3’s talented DJ Switch, Tutulapato, Samuel Owusu and other distinguish artiste from the Western Region.
The main program started in the night around 9:30pm with Too Much of Junka Town and one presenter from Takoradi based Spice FM.
Many upcoming and trending artistes started the concert with spectacular performances to thrill the people of Takoradi as they waited patiently for Kofi Kinaata, Sarkodie, Pappy Kojo, Edem, and Quamina MP.
Artists such as King Lucaz, Ras Ebo, Afedzi Perry, D2, Keche, Real MC from Cape Coast and other underground artists from Takoradi thrilled the fans with spectacular performances.
The twin from Takoradi, D2 mounted the stage to begin the tension and amplified the crowd as a surprise though their name was not part of the headliner.
Keche from Sekondi also took to the stage to unleash pressure unto the audience as the crowd got prepared with massive enthusiasm for popular artists.
Afedzi Perry, another Takoradi based popular artists with a lot of hit songs also shooked the crowed with his energetic stage performances.
Pappy Kojo, Fante Van Dam too mounted the stage to bring fireworks to the people of Sekondi Takoradi as he performed his hit songs such as Awoa, Realer, Aye late, and Akwaaba. As the Fante Van Dam was performing and moving the crowd, he surprisingly invited Joey B and the duo performed their hit songs Wave.
Joey B who has been off-scene from the music industry energized the crowd as his appearance on the stage surprised many as his name was not listed in the Made in Taadi Concert Headliner.
Donzy Chaka, Tema based rapper with current his song featuring Kofi Kinaata entitled “You and the Devil” awakened the crowd as a result of intermittent performances from the MCs.
As the crowd got heated by Donzy’s You and Devil trending song, Quamina MP, the Awiase Ye De, hitmaker uplifted the fire in the crowd by dropping his new song featuring Kofi Kinaata and Kwesi Arthur, Party.
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Volta Regime’s Ayigbe Edem, for the first time showed the Fantes that Hiphop in Ghana was alive as he performed his hit songs “over again”, fiefuor, fokoloyor, and others.
After Ayigbe Edem’s peroformance, the stage went dark as the crowd sensed the coming of Ghana’s best rapper, Sarkodie. Sarkodie who had not performed in Takoradi for a couple of years as a result of an incidence took the stage with electrifying performance with awakening the energies of the audience with his “original” song.
Finally, the King of Takoradi Music, the artist who is currently carrying the flag of the Western Music and Fante Music, Kofi Kinaata mounted the stage and there was all joy and crowd roaring as he intensified the crowd with his Made in Taadi sound track.
There were no casualties as reported after the program though law enforcers did their best to calm the audience till all the program ended successfully at 3:30am in the morning.