The much-anticipated Annual Ghana Independence Celebration for New York City featuring the debut performance of Samini was a smash success as the ever-energetic performer dazzled the sold out crowd with a spectacular live band performance of his hit songs. He performed old tunes plus hit singles from New CD “Daagati” and the crowd just went crazy when he performed “My Baby”.
The crowd came in thick from New Jersey, Maryland, Washington D.C, Virginia, and Connecticut to be a part of this once in a lifetime concert. The ballroom was packed with people and excitement as the Dance Floor went busy with great tunes courtesy of DJ Ice from UK, Emcee Flip Man and Co- host Coscanino of UnderDaRock Entertainment. Other artists that performed included American born, Ghanaian artist PIZZY, Lighta, Katcha, B-Nice, and Nana NYC.
After the show, there was an endless queue of people for pictures with Samini as well as the opportunity to have the autograph of the star. The outgoing Consul General of Ghana for the New York Office, Mr Obeng Busia was also available to extend a heartfelt welcome to Samini. This event was a benefit charity to sponsor The Girls Institute of Science & Technology (GIST) School located in Agogo, Ghana. Proceeds will help to sponsor the GIST University Bound Program; a four week residential college preparatory program for the girl child.
Samini also used his stay in US to perform some duties as a Cultural Ambassador for Ghana. He visited the HABESHA (Helping Africa by Establishing Schools at Home and Abroad) local youth in New York City. He was invited by Keisha Ames, New York Program Director of HABESHA to speak with American youth about Ghana. The youth will be travelling to Ghana for the first time in July 2009. Samini spoke to them about the significance of American youth learning about Ghana and the importance of Dagaati “knowing their roots”.
CEO, Hashim Haruna of Boogie Down Nima Productions sends special thanks to Ms. Shannan "Akosua" Boateng, Betty Brown, Ohemaa Ladies, Concept X and the National Council of Ghana Association of New York for ensuring the success of the annual Ghana Independence Celebration.
Boogie Down Nima Productions is now preparing for their first ever Music & Entertainment Industry Conference taking place April 17 in Accra Ghana. Entitled, "Making Moves for the Global Market", the conference will focus on best practices in the Music Industry.
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