Written By: Regula Rebel [Call/WhatsApp” +233 244 859 286]
It was an epic night of intense pleasure last Saturday night inside Akuma Village seeing a long string of artistes performing beautifully on stage to make Heights of Reggae Dancehall ’18 a strong edition to remember. Even with the live band segment, which previous editions never had, this year’s staging gave the audience a naturally elevating entertainment.
Organized annually by DJ Nature Won as a give-back birthday treat to celebrate life and talent, Heights of Reggae Dancehall has proven to be one of the highly promising reggae-dancehall festivals in Ghana. It lives its core aim of bringing together over 30 Ghanaian reggae-dancehall artistes each year to help deepen their sense of fraternity in the music community.
This year’s staging, the 4th edition, came with great surprises. It brought on stage new artistes that many in the audience hadn’t heard of or seen perform at Akuma Village before. New young artistes like Savaga, Kojo Bars, Jeneral Rojah, Kelly T, African Goddess, Natika, Abban, Saga, Jah Youth, StarQuinn and others who equally wowed the audience like the veterans did.
The spotlight of the night was King Benji-I who flew in all the way from Jamaica to come show Ghana a great musical love. The veteran who doubles as a producer, has a decades long production history with great artistes like Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Beres Hammond and several Jamaican reggae greats. Benji-I gave the Akuma audience a very beautiful performance, working neatly with the band.
The night had Heights of Reggae Dancehall regulars like Osagyefo, Kojo Kombolo, Konkarah, Nayah Fyah, Wan Row, Burning Faya, King Vuvu, Blakk Mexxiah, Kwame Partan, Ever Black, Ras Kuuku, Kofi Fanti, Double D, Dr Money, EverBlazing, Ras Mutafaya, Pico Shanti, Bobolati, Fayah Kindred, Judah King, Trigga The Natured, X Blankson. Also on stage were great comebacks like XLNC, MVF, Jefri King.
The bands that worked the event were Riddim Kings, Safoa Band and Taking Over Band, the main band for the event.
Main sonsorship came from Irie Ites Studio. i360entertainment supported as a media sponsor.
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The next edition of Heights of Reggae Dancehall comes off next year in the last Saturday of August.