Sallahfest 2019: Great performances, poor organisation

BUT for the poor organisation of this year’s Sallahfest which took place on the Nima Highway on Wednesday, June 5, (Eid-ul-Fitr), the annual event that brings top GH artistes onto one stage to entertain their fans, would have been one of the best.

It seems the organisers didn’t learn lessons from what happened at the VGMAs because security was very poor with the huge crowd overpowering the police personnel who tried to prevent them from jumping over the barricade mounted between them and the stage.

Also, in between performances, a number of fights broke out among the audience members which distracted the artistes on stage.

The late start of the event also affected the running time of the show as even at midnight, there were still a host of underground artistes still waiting to perform while almost all the A-List acts were seated and ready to perform.

When Hiplife artiste, Kwaw Kese, was called to perform, he had to wait for more than 30 minutes because the underground artistes were on stage doing their own thing.

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In spite of the challenges, the eight-hour show saw great performances from the likes of Kuami Eugene, KiDi, Samini, Dope Nation, Kwaw Kese, Edem, Medikal, Kofi Mole, TiC and Wendy Shay.

The event started at 9:30 pm with a lot of underground artistes performing before VVIP which had two members, Zeal and Prodigal present, finally took over the stage. They performed a few of their songs before introducing the other artistes.

Without wasting time, KiDi hit the stage and what an impressive performance he put up. He engaged the audience from the start of his performance until he was done. Singing songs like AdiepenaThunderSay U Love Me and Mr Badman the patrons, especially the ladies, kept screaming his name.

Kuami Eugene followed next with songs like Never Carry LastAngelaWish Me WellWalaahi and Ebeyeyie. His dance moves received applause from the crowd.

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Dope Nation and Kofi Mole also thrilled the audience when they hit the stage. Kofi Mole didn’t have to do much as the patrons took over Don’t Be Late song and sang from beginning to end.

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