BET laureate Michael Owusu Addo (better known by his stage-name Sakodie), probably staged both the biggest Christmas party this year, and the most memorable of his annual Rapperholic Concert on Christmas Day at the Accra International Conference Centre.
With an endless list of performances from industry colleagues and underground acts, as well as several surprise acts including Nigeria’s Reekado Banks, Burna Boy, Shatta Wale among others, Sarkodie successfully curated perhaps the most remarkable Christmas party the year has so far seen.
Efya, Joey B, Ras Kuuku, 2 Fingers, Article Wan, Nii Funny, and CJ Biggerman, Edem, the stars on his single Trumpet, Bisa KDei Guru, Jupitar, A.I, Nigeria’s Flavour and Runtown, Akwaboah, Joey B, and Stonebwoy all graced the stage to celebrate with the RNS hitmaker, who served from his extensive catalogue of hit songs.
Another vehement highlight of the night was his emotional tribute to highlife legend Daasebre Gyamena. Performing a a re-make of Kokooko, the 1999 classic which originally features rapper-turned-pastor Lord Kenya, Sarkodie could simply not hold back tears as he eulogised Daasebre Gyamena died of a heart attack back in July, and was reportedly working on a gospel album detailing his recent trials till his death.
The concert was hosted by Giovani Caleb, comedian DKB, and OgeeTheMC, with music from Live FM‘s Sheldon, and DJ Mensah.
Rapperholic is also the name of Sarkodie (born Michael Owusu Addo)’s sophomore album, and he’s reportedly finalizing work on his fifth solo album “The Highest”, which comes out early next year.
Recipient of several local and international awards including the prestigious BET Best International Act: Africa in 2012, Sarkodie has released Makye (2009), Rapperholic (2012), Sarkology (2014), Mary (2015), as well as the joint album TMG with producer Jayso in 2013.
See photos of the night courtesy Kwei Asefua: