The Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO), arguably Ghana’s most authentic highlife musical celebration event, lived up to its name in its 7th year.
Highlife music embodies the hearts of Ghanaian music and its people, and MOGO 2012 emphasized that. Encased in humour, and poetry, highlife was presented in the best possible way with timeless hits like 'Ama Bonsu', 'Driver Banzaa'and 'Knock on wood'.
Thrilling its numerous patrons once again with a parade of some of the nation’s celebrated highlife musicians, the event was definitely a success!
The event, organized by 97.3 Citi FM, gave minute by minute update of the various performances on Citi FM’s website, www.citifmonline.com, on Facebook and Twitter as well.
The event took place on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at the Accra International Conference Centre saw persons like the evergreen Ramblers International Band, the energetic KK Kabobo, the crowd puller Adane Best, AB Crentsil, Rex Omar, Ewurama Badu, Nana Tuffour, Dzadzeloi, George Jahraa, the sensational Tagoe Sisters and Kwame Yeboah and the Ohia b3y3 ya Band.
This year’s MOGO concert is sponsored by MTN and Alomo Bitters - Authentic African Herbal bitters.
Media partners for this event are TV Africa, TV3, Viasat 1, eTV, Oman FM, HOT FM, Happy FM BnFT, Weekend Globe and citifmonline.com.
Below is a timeline of the activities as it happened on the night
23:55 - With a few minutes to midnight, A.B. Crentsil does the azonto and appeals for the crowd to join him. Naturally they do. Its such a great sight. Ever green. Legend in living colour
23:45 - The ultimate in Ghana music, Mr Abraham Benjamin Crentsil mounts the stage and serenades the crowd with some great tunes. A lovely way to close the night off. He even plays the dondo drum. Simply magnificent.
23:30 - Its Azonto fever on stage as Rex Omar invites Akosua Agyapong on stage for a dance competition. Its magical at the conference centre right now! ! Music of Ghanaian Origin 2012
23:15 - Its the slim but big man', Rex Omar on stage performing Abiba, the ever famous track.
You can imagine the crowd. They have not seen this man in years. He started off with wodia ne me. This man performs like he has not aged a bit. Prancing across the stage like a two year old.
23:10 - Gyata Bi from Adane Best and his popular ''Gyata replica are doing their own thing on stage. Adesacame before that and the crowd can’t get enough of Adane Best with his performers dancing and grooving to the songs.
22:50 - Adane Best, clad in his crisp white shirt and jeans trousers in now performing his hit song Ayitey. He follows it up with George
22:40 - Sophia Ahoof3 is now blazing in the auditorium. Patrons are dancing their hearts out and singing along the ever famous tune, Ashikele. There are Highlife azonto moves in the place.
22:30 - George Jahraa is on stage and his opening song is Driver Banza in his smashing African attire; Kaftan. His shades are simply out of this world.
22:16 - A blend of the old and new in the poetic pot of African music as Chief Moomen and Nana Asaase take us on a musical journey.
A journey through Ghana music. Its to die for.
22:13 - MOGO audience are now being treated to some authentic Ghanaian poetry by Nana Asaase and Cheif Moomen.
22:10 - Samuel Attah-Mensah, MD of Citi FM gets the crowd laughing out of control. Its a fun night.
22:01 - My Sweetheart has got the fans thrilled and happily singing and dancing along.
21:51 - Onyame Ehu is the new craze of the patrons at MOGO 2012 right now. Its more than exciting. Join the conversation on twitter with the hashtag #MOGO2012.
21:45 - K.K Kabobo is now performing Oseifo. K. K Kabobo is on stage and the crowd is already up and dancing eagerly waiting for him to dish out his songs. He is sharply dressed in his suit and a kente-made head gear. His first is a unity song.
21:36 - Though she has been off the scene for a long time, the crowd seems not to have forgotten the lyrics of her songs. They are currently singing along with her song Kom Kom. Everyone, both young and old are up and dancing.
She gets the crowd cheering with a bout of English.
21:30 - The audience are happily dancing to one of her songs, Emelia as Awurama Ama Badu herself is making some dancing moves to depict the lyric of her songs. Young but energetic, beautifully and colourfully dressed, Awurama Badu is now treating her audience to Me dofo adaada me
21:25 - Old age sure has not gotten the best part of her as she thrills MOGO fans with memorable songs such as Sika, and Aboaponkyire ni.
21:17 - Awurama Badu get the crowd on their feet dancing to one of her hit tracks, sika. The crowd just can't get enough of her.
21: 03 - Odo ben nie and miyiri dada from Nana Tuffuor concludes the act 9924. Fantastic all round performance
20: 00 - Nana Tuffuor advises the audience to contribute their quota to make the upcoming elections peaceful
20: 57 - One of his popular songs, Abeiku
20: 50 – Nana Tuffuor is next on the bill and he is being supported by the Ohia Bey3ya Band
20: 43 - Ramblers International Band is currently treating the audience to their remake of Knock on Wood
20:30 - Ramblers International Band take to that stage and dole out some their most memorable tracks. Songs including Work and Happiness and Ama Bonsu.
19:01 - The wait is over; the much talked about Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) is live and big now at the Conference Center.
Dzajeloi is currently on stage treating the crowd to some soothing authentic Ga songs.
MOGO: celebrating the past, inspiring the future…