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13 July 2017

Sherifa, Fancy Gadam rock Zongofest Honours


Sherifa Gunu and Fancy Gadam were the talks of Zongofest Honours after wooing patrons with splendid performances last Sunday.

The event which took place at the National Theatre saw Sherifa Gunu with her dancers delivering what can be described as a world- class performance.

Wriggling her waist to her song Salamatu, the energetic singer received applause from patrons of the well attended event who sang alongside with her.

After her act, Sherifa Gunu, disclosed that the Italian Embassy had that very afternoon honoured her for being an active and influential female in Ghana.

The National Commission of Culture organisers of the Zongofest Honours also gave her a ‘Gye Nyame’ award for empowering females and being a massive contributor to the development of Zongo communities.

Of course, the event would not have been complete without Fancy Gadam who did not disappoint when he mounted the stage.


The musician based in Northern Ghana sent the whole auditorium into a frenzy as he sang Concrete, Total Cheat, Nation Champion, Mujahid among others.

Fancy Gadam was also honoured for helping promote the Zongo communities through his music.

Other personalities considered to have impacted positively in the development of the various Zongo communities were also honoured.

The evening programme began with a beauty contest which saw five finalists for Miss Zongofest title. The contestants— Mariama Hussein, Zeinat Abubakar, Nadia Mohammed, Shamziya Mustapha, Fouzia Salifu Abubakar were well groomed to showcase their talents and what they can do to help the Zongo community.

At the end of the contest, Shamziya Mustapha was crowned Miss Zongofest. She took home a full scholarship and other goodies from sponsors.

The event was graced by Mr. Ziblim Barri Iddi, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, opinion leaders, chiefs and queens from various Zongo communities among others.

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