Audience of NTV as well as the general public were last night treated to a sumptuous sallah meal as some of the finest northern musicians were brought together to perform in commemoration of the festival of feast.
The event dubbed, NTV COVID-19 VIRTUAL SALLAH CONCERT, was put together by management of North Television to provide alternative source of entertainment to the general public as they celebrated Eid al Fitr in doors due to ban placed on public gathering as a result of the global corona virus pandemic.
The show was broadcast live on TV and streamed live to thousands of online viewers through the NTV Ghana Page on Facebook and anchored by Mohammed Hafiz, known in showbiz as Gee Face of Trending Fame and Mohammed Abubakari Naporo, known as DJ Parara in Showbiz and of the Gbewaa Show Fame.
Wiz Child, one of Tamale fastest rising acts opened the show and treated his virtual audience to some of his greatest hit singles including ‘SAL DAHA.’
Legendary Abu Sadiq known as Policeman followed with a performance that depicted his veteran musician status as it was liaised with class, finesse and experience.
Abu Sadiq performed songs such as Di Ku Yuui, Fara Kurli, as well as some of his latest songs including Jelaa and a yet to be released Corona awareness song.
The King of Mamprugu, Dagbong and Nanung were not left out of the event as they came through with solidarity messages and advise to their subjects to stay safe and follow safety protocols aimed at curbing the virus.
FADLAN, another supremely talented rapper based in Tamale also took to the stage and warmed of the hearts of audience with a performance of some of his greatest hits, among them, Man Gbuni, an anthem for the youth.
Then it was time for two of northern Ghana’s biggest music talent, fancy Gadam and Macassio.
The latter was the first to mount the stage and rendered a top drawer performance with singles such as Igwee, the boy, banger, bohasi and Yala Yala, a collaboration with Afropop singer, Don Sigli.
Macassio, real name Abdul Majeed Sherif could not resist a jab against his arch rival Fancy Gadam as he told audience to switch off their TV sets and log out of social media since any performance after him was irrelevant.
His controversial call however did not prevent many more people from witnessing the act of multiple award winning musician, Ahmed Mujahid Bello. When Fancy Gadam finally took to the stage, everything came to standstill as he treated the audience to energetic and fan – filled performance.
The widely acclaimed King of Northern Music opened his rendition with Fara, a collaboration with Fante Musician, Kofi Kinaata, followed by hit songs such as Nawuni Yiko, Biyar Gbani, Baba Loolo, Yihimanini, Korkokor and many more.
The VGMA award Winner used the occasion to inform his fans and followers to expect a new song from next week which he said will be titled, FANCY GADAM.
Most of the audience who followed the show on social media commended NTV and its management for the novelty initiative.