It was Nana Yaa, daughter of highlife legend, Pat Thomas and Naa Amanua Dodoo of Wulomei, 2018 VGMA Lifetime Achievement award winner, who warmed the stage for the night.
Naa Amanua who started singing at age 10 after receiving her lifetime award was joined by Nana Yaa to perform a fantastic vocal from both artistes.
Kelvynbwoy followed them as the next artiste and really proved his mettle with his confidence, stagecraft, control over the band to introduce his boss Stonebwoy.
From ‘Bawasaba’ to ‘Enkulenu’ to ‘Come From Far’ to ‘Dirty Enemies’, Stonebwoy wowed patrons with his performance and before he left the stage, he said, “nobody for bore. If you win, win; if you no win, go home.”
King Promise in his usual casual outfit and a white towel after an acapella version of ‘Selfish‘, performed ‘Oh Yeah’.
After King Promise was Kidi who introduced Odo to warm the stage for Confusion by the Fadama boy, Kuame Eugene.
The ‘comeback’ Praye group with all three members before coming on stage with their Angelina hit song introduced three captivating plump ladies with some butts shaking moves.
South Africa’s Nasty C got on stage to perform some of his hit songs to the delight of the crowd.
Fancy Gadam took his turn in a fantastic fashion, with smock dances to a northern Ghana created rhythm.
He was the first to mime in the night as all others had performed with the live band.
As has become his custom, Kwesi Arthur who had just won Hip Pop song of the year with Grind Day took off his shirt to perform the song.