Ahmed Mujahid Bello, popularly known as Fancy Gadam, and the multiple award winning rapper, Sarkodie yesterday made history by filling the Tamale Sports Stadium to the brim during the Gadam Nation X Sark Nation Sallah Fest Concert.
Thousands of Fans of all ages were entertained and thrilled by the two Musical Icons as they performed their hit and popular tracks. The duo performed their hit “collabo” dubbed TOTAL CHEAT twice as the exuberant fans sang with the artists.
It was crystal clear that the Rap Sensation, Sarkodie could not conceal his excitement and joy upon seeing that his and Fancy’s Fans filled the Sports Stadium to capacity. He performed most of his popular songs and what was so inspiring and lovely was that the crowd sang with him from the first track to the last track he performed (Total Cheat). The artist also felt so emotional and excited when he sighted an enthusiastic fan that couldn’t hide his love for him (Sarkodie) and cried when the artist was performing. “Tamale People dey show me Support” a popular phrase by Sarkodie in one of his songs.
The VGMA’S Best New Artist of the Year (Fancy Gadam) was also very excited and thankful to God when he saw the fans that attended the program. He said, “ I have realized today that you (fans) love me so much and I thank God for that. I wasn’t expecting such massive turn up..”. Fancy Gadam couldn’t restrain from showing Sarkodie his love for him for supporting him in the Ghanaian Entertainment Industry, he hugged Sarkodie, which made the crowd scream loud out of pleasure.
The fans also witnessed awesome and wonderful performance from supporting artists on bill. These vibrant musicians electrified fans by performing their best and hit tracks. Some of these artists include ; Nandos De Real Rap King, Ataaka, Abu Sadiq, Lamaley, S.K.Y etc.
Lucky Fans, who bought advanced tickets from Vodafone Ghana, won two Motor bikes. Nasco Company Limited also gave away promotions to fans who were interested in their products during the program, Storm Energy drink also gave fans storm energy drink at the entrance.
The program was a great success but there a few lapses noticed by our team. Thousands of Fans had to queue up to be able to go through the main Gate. We expected that, a program of such magnitude would prompt the organizers to open all the main gates of the Tamale Sports Stadium and assign security personnel at those vantage points, but that seemed not to be the case. So some fans came into the stadium late because of this issue.
Most fans that purchased the VVIP ticket had to stand from the beginning of the program till the end of the program and this was due to inadequate furniture at the VVIP stand. This issue has been a problem that hasn’t been given much attention but we feel its time to change the status quo and do what’s right. Show organizers should at least make provision for the number of VVIP tickets sold, if possible, numbers the seats according to the ticket numbers. This is suggestion that must be taken serious.