The Saka Saka Park in Ashaiman will play host to some big names in Ghana’s music industry when Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy’s Ashaiman To Da World concert comes off tonight.
Among the artistes billed for the event are Sarkodie, Samini, Edem, Kwaw Kese, Medikal, Kofi Kinaata, Article Wan and Darko Vibes.
There will also be performances from Stonebwoy’s mentee, Kelvyn Boy, as well as the likes of Sariki, Donzy, Kwesi Slay, Gariba and Supa.
Although fans of the Bawasaba artiste are excited about the show, there are concerns about security because of some incidents that occurred at last year’s concert. An alleged knife attack left Stonebwoy’s wife, Dr Louisa Satekla, injured.
According to reports, a tent, which served as a waiting area for performing artistes and VIP guests, was ripped in the knife attack. The unknown assailants ended up stabbing Louisa’s back and she was reportedly rushed to a hospital.
It is in light of these incidents that security is of prime concern at tonight’s show, but the Head of Communications at Zylofon Media, Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo, has given an assurance that they are stepping up the security detail this year.
“Security is essential, especially when it comes to outdoor music concerts and against the backdrop of what transpired last year, we are putting measures in place to step up the security detail for the concert.
“As usual, we have the Police Service coming in to assist to ensure that there’s adequate safety and security. We have also engaged a private security firm to assist,” he said.
Stonebwoy, whose real name is Livingstone Etse Satekla, hosts the Ashaiman To Da World concert to express appreciation to his “home” fans for their support.
This year’s event is expected to strengthen the bond the 2015 VGMA Artiste of the Year winner has with the place that made him who he is.