Sarkodie and Tigo "Free Bonto" bring Kwahu Easter to a stand still
News Date: 5th April 2013
This year's Kwahu Easter will definitely go into the history books not only for the huge numbers that trooped the area for the festivities, but also for the unlimited excitement Tigo showered on revelers.
Like a religious pilgrimage, thousands of Ghanaians thronged the Kwahu area for the festivities and Tigo, one of the country's biggest telecommunications companies, ensured that this Easter trip was worthwhile.
Ghana's fastest rapper and Black Entertainment Television (BET) award winner Sarkodie was on hand to help Tigo give revelers a concert tagged by many as the biggest concert to have hit Kwahu in recent times.
Interestingly, the general feeling within the Kwahu enclave about the show - Tigo Free Bonto Concert - was that of skepticism until Sarkodie mounted the stage to perform for an hour non-stop. With over 10,000 fans cheering him on, the Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year was in his elements dishing out hit after hit to their delight. He treated the teeming crowd to some of his hit songs including, You Go Kill Me, Pizza & Burger, and Fiesta.
The concert was laced with a Free Bonto Azonto dancing competition which was moderated by Sarkodie, also known as the King of Azonto. Some of the fans also took part in the lyrics competition where they were made to complete some of Sarkodie's songs.
Tigo gave a new lease of life to the organization of concerts in the country. The Azonto and rap activities made the show very different: allowing the audience to connect with Sarkodie and Tigo.
Lovers of hi-life music were treated to lively hi-life tunes at the Free Bonto Kwahu Easter Hi-life Show and Concert Party. Authentic Ghanaian, music came alive at the show as unadulterated hi-life entertainment was brought right to the door step of patrons on a silver platter.
The famous Nana Acheampong and Nana Tuffour also thrilled fans to hit songs for over an hour where patrons were given the opportunity to try their hands on some of their favorite hi-life songs backed by a live band.They also tested their dancing skills on the night.
In an interview with some of the fans at the event, they described their experience as "it was a blast" and "Kwahu Easter has never been this exciting”.