Awards hots up, top artistes from different parts of Africa have been lined up to light up the awards night holding in Abuja, Nigeria on January 7, 2016.
The top acts expected to entertain guests and VIPs at the event include Salif Keita, an afro-pop singer cum songwriter from Mali, who is rated highly because of his reputation as the “Golden Voice of Africa”; and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a South African male choral group that sings in the vocal styles of isicathamiya and mbube, which rose to worldwide prominence when they sang with Paul Simon in his 1986 album, Graceland, and have won multiple awards, including four Grammy Awards.
The impressive line up also includes Awilo Longomba, a Congolese musician who was a drummer in Viva la Musica, Stukas, Nouvelle Generation.
In 1995, Longomba finally quit drumming for singing and released his first album, Moto Pamba, with help from Shimita and Ballou Canta.
He is well known in Africa and revered worldwide by lovers of his genre of music.
Other acts billed to perform at the show, which will be watched live all over the world, are Shatta Wale, Ahmed Soultan, Wizkid, King Sunny Ade, Dija, Korede Bello, Flavour, Omawumi, Sammy Okposo, Bez and Ego.
Ghana’s Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, popularly known as Shatta Wale, is a producer and reggae-dancehall musician.
He is best known for his biggest breakthrough hit song Dancehall King, which led to his winning the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Ghana Music Awards.
All the performances will be spiced by LED dancers, water drum dancers, tap-dancers and numerous other classic dancers.
According to Globacom: “Our subscribers have been the brand’s pillar of strength since we rolled out service twelve years ago, and this is another golden opportunity to appreciate and reward them for their patronage.”