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30 July 2017

Photos: Hiplife Story retold at Joy FM’s Hiplife Dance Party

He was there when it all began. He birthed it and gave it a name. Hiplife he called it.

On a night when the Super Station Joy 99.7 FM decided to celebrate Hiplife, easily the most famous music genre in Ghana in the last two decades, Reggie Rockstone showed up in magnificent fashion with his VVIP crew to underline the greatest music story ever told in Ghana.

High up on the Silver Star Towers, Reggie and the VVIP told their own story through the greatest hip life hits and got hundreds of patrons reminiscing and dancing the night away in an incredibly awesome Hiplife Dance Party.

Reggie, the God father came loaded with his revolutionary Plan A or B track. The patrons loved it and honked popii popiii in unison. Then came VIP’s Ahomka wom, a song none can afford not to dance to and when VVIP’s “skolom” came, the fans could only sing and dance along in celebration of the marriage between two famous popular brands- Reggie and VIP- now boxed into one-VVIP.

The night started slow, with patrons soaking in the songs and playing coy, waiting to see who first gets on the dance floor.

Few bold beautiful women had the dance floor all to themselves in the beginning, shaking, singing wiggling and enticing others onto the dance floor.

Soon there was no space. The presence of VVIP and other stars changed the equation. Akatakyie and Praye were present in what was an old and new hiplife combination.

Akatakyie who is part of the old hiplife generation, mesmerized the crowd with the all too famous Odo Esisi me track. A crowd seller it is any day and they responded in typical fashion.

Praye’s Angelina, a classic, turned the bolts in the waists of many and got them wiggling for most part.

It was the late 90s and early 2000s all over again as Africa’s best DJ, Black, and his team Andy Dosty and DJ Wob3ti turned the crowd on with the most sumptuous hiplife tunes.

Even though he wasn’t present on the night, Obrafuor’s legendary status, confirmed by his best of all time album, Pae Mu Ka, always resonated with the crowd and when his ‘Odo’ and Oy3 Ohene remix tracks were played, the crowd paid homage with a bow of a dance.

From Tuobodom they came in a match past, and the patrons danced in like fashion when Nkasei’s controversial track was played.

In a frenzied atmosphere the crowd sang and danced the night away to the most famous home made music.

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