Samini who is currently on an MTN sponsored four city tour “The Samini Experience” Inspirational tour shook the very foundation of the Tamale sports Stadium, last Saturday November 28, when the tour crew stopped over at the Northern regional capital Tamale.
The Afro-Raggae star was able to rake an unprecedented 15,000 crowd to fill more than half of 21,000 capacity stadium, to celebrate the Eid-l-Adha (Sanla) with him and the likes of Kwaw Kese, King Ayisoba, Sheriff Gale, Stone bony and Zionites.
Speaking to Samini during sound check for the show, at the venue, he expressed his satisfaction at the first stop in Kumasi where he had over 4,000 fans who paid to have the Samini experience. Asked what he was expecting at the Tamale show, he said “I expect the show to pull a little more crowd that what we had in Kumasi”. Meanwhile one of the organizers of the tour, Venus Nertey of M-biz Africa Ltd, said they were expecting to have between 5,000 – 8,000 fans to attend the show.
The slow started with some Tamale based popular artistes, who warmed the crowd up. SL (Star Legend), Andy of TV3 Mentor fame and black stone took the tempo of the show even higher. Kwaw Kese took control of the crowd and made them wave their hands from left to right throughout his performance as though they were watching the final match between Ghana and Brazil.
King Ayisoba watched the already exited crowd, sing along one after the other to the very last song he performed, so did Sherif Ghale.It was now time for the man of the night to mount the stage. As the crowd kept cheering, whaling and looking on the stage to see Samini, the reigning best performer in Africa, popped out from beneath the stage to the surprise of everybody dressed in an all yellow outfit.
He took charge of his own show and treated the crowd to over 2 hours of non-stop performance back to back, with a professional live band. After the show it was evident that everybody had a month full of the Samini experience, from the fans who attended the bandsmen, every member of the crew including the security men were very satisfied with turn out.
Sweaty Samini who obviously got more than he expected said “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the crowd, this is massive. It’s unbelievable. I don’t even know what to expect in Takoradi and Accra”. Kwaw Kesse added that “This is the biggest crowed I have ever seen in the Northern region, and you know I loved the crowd because they are very lively”. Even when the show ended almost the same number of fans in the stadium were still in long queens outside the venue with their motorbikes waiting to enter.
Meanwhile Samini and his crew paid courtesy call on the “Dakpema of Tamale” the chief of Tamale, Mohammed Alhassan Dawuni at his palace through Dema Naa the chief of Entertainment in Tamale, Mohammed Hafix prior to the show. The Dakpema of Tamale advised the young musicians especially those who hail from the north part of the country to sing about peace and promote peace with their images.
Samini’s next stop will be in Takoradi at the Jubilee Park on December 5 and then to Accra on December 19 at the Ohene Djan sports stadium.
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