Navrongo-based music duo, DND has successfully held its planned 2018 musical concert at the Phena Guest House in Navrongo, capital of the Kassena-Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region. The show came off on 29th December, 2018 and formed part of efforts by the DND group’s plan to touch base with their fans and to regularly interface with these numerous fans across communities in the area.
Since the release of the group’s maiden album in 2008 titled Di Ki Wέ Lei, an all-gospel album with one Hiplife track, the two brothers – Rap Naygar and Aloozo have never stopped working. They went on to drop hit single after hit single much to the admiration of their ever-demanding loyal fans and the general public; they released Testimony featuring G. Kliff [a Tamale- Based Rapper and Song Writer], they dropped Shake It Up and featured Upper West’s top act, Game Boy on it and they also out-doored Bazugle Dance featuring mighty Yaa Pono. Meanwhile they also did a collabo with Macassio on their hit single named Keep Raining.
It is however worthy to note that, though there was another event in N-Town [Navrongo] on the same day with the DND musical concert, the attendance at the event was great and indeed, impressive due to DND’s huge public following and their crowd-pulling lyrical punchlines. The young and the old, women and men, co-musicians among other patrons from Paga, Sandema and other neighbouring environs, were all there to have a live feel of the DND group. I must say Rap Naygar and Aloozo lived up to the billing and majority of the patrons, if not all, were gratified at the end of it all.
What fascinated me the more at this music concert was the presence of elderly people who would not normally attend such events targeted mostly at the youth. Out of curiosity, I interacted with this old-lady, I can estimate to be over 60 years who gave me her name as Mma Asuliwonnu and I asked what brought her to the event. Her reply; “I have been listening to the songs of this children on Nabiina FM and at programmes sometimes, so when my children told me of their concert, I decided to attend to see them for myself”.
MUSICIANS ON THE NIGHT
The brotherly and sisterly love from other N-Town musicians was just woooooow! Sister Monica opened the performance with Jopasco coming on right after her. Then came D. Fresh, the talented Williyoung and Face 2 – the Chiana Boy among many others. And ooh! there was a small fall by our brother Jopasco whom out of joy from the responses from the crowds, went off the edge of the stage but quickly rose to his feet and gave a beautiful delivery regardless.
Meanwhile, Peter Atogewe Wedam, known in showbiz and on radio, as Blac. W was the MC for the night with his usual intelligent and admirable handling of affairs at events of such caliber. And of course, Balc. W also put up a brilliant show on stage performing his singles Sabu, U No De See? and Bubunga while he climaxed his act with some heavy punchlines on instrumentals from Sarkodie’s Rich Nigga Shit which got the audience shouting his name over and over.
AND G. KLIFF CAME IN FROM TAMALE
One cannot list the top five artistes in the Northern Region and yet leave out G. Kliff and this was the heavy wait DND managed to pull from Tamale to grace the show. The choice of this well-known rapper especially in the Northern parts of Ghana, really paid off as his stage presence and showmanship was incomparable and the tracks he assembled for his appearance at the event, just 100 percent on point.
G Kliff did his usual thing on stage with his hits including World Champion, Too Late and a host of others as well as his very latest inspirational and motivational hit, Kowomang [Its Well].
However, the crowds got charged up when DND eventually mounted the stage and took charge as the host. The fans went crazy and wouldn’t allow the duo to stop performing while many others couldn’t hold back but had to jump on stage to sing with the brothers and as well, take pictures and videos with them.
All in all, it was a great show in year 2018 for the DND music group and also, for their fans and the people in and around Navrongo.
DND pledged to put up an even bigger show in 2019 while they anticipate to rotate their musical concert from place to place as time flies by.
Meanwhile, DND also travelled to the Burkina Faso town of Pὁ on 1st January, 2019 where they delivered a superb performance alongside Blac W at an album launch cum music concert by Pὁ’s biggest and top musician, Joodal. The love from the Burkinabes for DND was wonderful and astonishing because according to the duo, they never knew there was so much love for their music in a francophone country like Burkina Faso.
By: Peter Atogewe Wedam|Ghana