The much anticipated Ghana meet Naija UK edition happened live on Friday evening at the O2 arena in London. The event which later turned to be a sort of Stonebwoy meets Shatta because Nigeria’s biggest act Burna Boy failed to turn up for unknown reasons.
The Ghana meet Naija UK edition saw both Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale sharing the same stage. Stonebwoy was the true ignition of the night. He managed to drive the crowd on with several of his songs, albeit some remained unpopular among the adrenaline-charged Londoners.
But it was Shatta Wale who stole the night—with his back to back hit song performances and unprovoked attacks on Stonebwoy, who performed just before him. Shatta Wale sits up there as a paradox; massively loved even though he’s a complete halfwit when it comes to his antics.
Everyone out there sang to Wale’s songs—and at a point, my wife pointed out to me a white woman, possibly in her 40s, who was loudly shouting, “Onya e Soormi” as Shatta Wale led the crowd on during the performance of his hit song, Talk Talk.
The mega concert ended with Shatta Wale, at around 4am and looking at the huge patronage, it’s definitely going back to London next year.
Organised by Empire, the 2017 Ghana Meets Naija UK was sponsored by uniBank, British Airways, RigWorld, MenzGold, among others.