It will be very suicidal not to rate Joy FM’s 90’s Jam among the best parties in the world!
After years of proving that it is the most sought after event of the year, the Joy FM 90’s Jam definitely belongs to the upper echelons of shows. But after Friday, January 4, one can confidently say it is now in a classic league of it’s on.
It’s now an annual ritual with a growing cult whose appetite keeps increasing and like the best mum; Joy FM was always prepared to satisfy that appetite.
The 2018 edition of Joy FM 90’s Jam, as it has been over the years, simply brought Accra to a standstill!
If you lived or followed the prestige era of hip-hop, R&B, reggae, hiplife and the rest, the Silverstar Tower was the only place to be.
Unlike the past years where the party happened only at the upper terrace, parts of the car park had to be beautifully prepped to make room for the numbers.
Like a good prophet, Joy FM prophesied that Ghanaians, and some foreigners, will troop to the venue in their thousands. The prophecy proved to be a very solid and valid one.
Every inch of space at both the upper terrace and the car park were simply chocked with thousands of revellers who did not want to miss out on the first mega party of the year.
By 8 pm, the starting time, the jam was airborne. DJ Wobete set the ball rolling by dishing out tunes, just to get patrons in the mood.
After that warm-up, DJ Black took over. Then guest DJ, Nii Ayi Tagoe followed by Sammy Forson. In that impressive order, the DJs did what they are known for best, dish out back to back hit songs.
One has to be at the venue to fully appreciate the immense skills and experience these DJs brought to bear on the night. Those who were there will definitely give tales of a mind-blowing experience filled with adrenaline all year long.
With DJ Black, Nii Ayi Tagoe and Sammy Forson running shifts behind the turntables, backed by two incredible MCs - Lexis Bill and Nathaniel Attoh - there was never a dull moment.
Patrons simply could not resist the temptation to show off some of their 90’s dance moves – like Running Man, Butterfly, Hammer and Jiggy – that had been dormant for a whole year. They will use them again next year! For sure!
Songs from Wyclef Jean ‘Anything Can Happen’, Heavy D ‘Big Daddy’, Blackgirl ‘90's Girl’, House Of Pain ‘Jump Around’, DMX’s ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem’, Heavy D and The Boyz ‘Now That We Found Love’, Lauryn Hill ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’, The Fugees ‘Ready or Not’ charged up the venue.
Hits from local artistes like Lord Kenya, Deeba, Keteke, Tic Tac, Obrafour, Reggie Rockstone, Sony Achiba, VIP had patrons dancing all night long.
This year, Ex-Doe and Ded Buddy - two acts who made the 90s memorable made surprise appearance at the biggest music party.
An already charged atmosphere hit a crescendo when the two acts hit the stage.
Ex-Doe reversed the clock to when he ruled the Ghanaian music space with smashed hits like ‘Maba’, ‘Yebre’ and the evergreen ‘Daavi Medekuku’.
Ded Buddy, who wowed many with his silky sweet voice in the 90s, proved that he was timeless. He sent patrons into a love zone when he performed two of his classic songs, ‘Yebesa’ and ‘Akwada Wisua’.
Their performances on the night were classical and emotional at the same. They brought back memories!
After those epic performances, the DJs took over to continue the night long marathon of good music, dancing, vibes and networking. The party train, which set off on Friday at 8 pm, arrived at its final destination after 4 am Saturday.