Christmas Eve’s T-Pain Live in Ghana concert could best be described as a perfect curtain raiser to a memorable Christmas.

It was a night that unleashed the demons in the man who has over the years carved a niche for himself as the King of Auto-tune.

Per a fan’s reaction after a satisfying night of good music coupled with a masterpiece of a stage craft, “T-Pain is the best foreign act to have graced the Ghanaian stage till date.”

And yes he deserved every inch of that accolade! He was just on point.

Prior to T-Pain’s dynamic entry onto the stage, the night warmed up slowly and while it took a longer time than usual to get patrons to fill a sizable portion of the Dome, DJ Mensah, DJ for the night did not help matters with his choice of music.

In the mist of impatient patrons who had to endure long hours of not getting their money’s worth, the show finally kicked off.

It was Bra Kelvin Beats – the fluid rapper who got the show on the road. He was followed by Gasmilla who wowed patrons with his Azonto antics.

Music duo, Keche, was next. The duo was busy ‘Azontoing’ and grinding their waist to their smash hit Sokode. But it was the King of the streets, Kwaw Kese, who drew the first blood. He emerged onto the stage dressed in a smock on a bicycle.

He roared and the crowd loved it. The madman had been unleashed from his cage in the Asylum. He charged the Dome …he brought the party into the venue after a slow start.

Vintage Buk Bak and V.I.P, two of the biggest and oldest groups in the Ghanaian music game brought their experiences to bear once again.

They each reminisced the good old days of hiplife – when rap was rap. Tune after tune, they kept the crowd dancing. Buk Bak’s Kolom did wonders, that tune swept the now packed Dome like a tsunami coming with it, the almighty Azonto dance.

Nigeria’s finest rap act, M.I. also known as Mister Incredible amplified the tempo at the Dome. He was very crafty with his rap easing his way into hearts of many.

M.I. was gentle on the night but he did serious damages on stage. One tune that electrified the Dome was his One Naira tune, a clear favourite of many. He was overwhelmed by the crowd’s acceptance and with broad smiles, he said Ghana is now his new home.

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