Not even a hefty downpour that acquired most sections of the cash choked with wastewater, debris and thick traffic could cease Ghanaians from trooping to the Tang Palace Hotel in Accra to celebrate a music legend.
In their numbers, they defied painful hrs in targeted visitors to the venue on Wednesday to mark the 20th anniversary of – ‘Pae Mu Ka’ – one particular of the greatest albums to be introduced in Ghana. It basically altered and formed the hiplife style.
To several, Obrafour’s epic 10-observe (8 songs, an intro and outro) album laid the powerful foundations for their occupations and enjoy for songs.
These ended up the testimonies proclaimed by attendees at the start of functions to mark the 20th anniversary of the existence-shifting album.
From the many who mounted the phase to discuss, it was evident that their life have been touched and changed by par excellence of an album.
Even Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, then Vice President of the Scripture Union (SU), was touched by the ‘Pae Mu Ka’ album.
Now a Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, he confessed that, “I was Vice President of the Scripture Union and so you know what we employed to say at the time about hiplife tunes we considered it was ungodly and we ought to not associate but when ‘Pae Mu Ka’ was launched even for Chrifes (born once again Christians) SU executives we could come across solace in ‘Pae Mu Ka’.”
He highlighted and linked some verses in the album to the parables of Jesus Christ. He pointed out that Obrafour has emerged as a towering determine in the entertainment industry…and he is this kind of a standout.”
Mr Ablakwa stressed that it was time to job Obrafour as “the quintessential position design that other artistes should look up to.”
The girl who encouraged the ‘Pae Mu Ka @20’ celebration, Yvonne Nelson recounted how resolved to stroll to college and not consume so she could preserve up more than enough funds for a week just to get the cassette.
“There was this day, I really do not know if you went to the studio, there was this studio in SSNIT Flats, and I saw you in a car passing and I was screaming your name…I love you so much…you motivated me so much…I really like hip-hop and hiplife all due to the fact of you,” an emotional Yvonne Nelson explained although sharing the phase with her idol, Obrafour.
Quite a few artistes, which include Sarkodie, M.anifest, D-Black, E.L and Pappy Kojo, who also spoke at the event, celebrated Obrafour for inspiring them to turn into what they are these days.
They highlighted the crucial classes they have learnt from the rapper, also identified as the ‘Executioner’ or ‘Rap Sofo’, and thanked him for being a pillar to their occupations.
The occasion witnessed intermittent performances from Obrafour, CY Lover, Sarkodie, M.anifest and other individuals.
The start, which was emceed by KOD was attended essential marketplace folks together with Hammer of the Final Two, Abraham Ohene Gyan, Yaw Sakyi, Andy Dosty, Ashis and a host of other individuals.
The ‘Pae Mu Ka @20’ celebration also noticed the launch of the Obrafufuornti Basis. Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa approved to be on the board of the foundation and donated ¢10,000 cause.