Mzbel Swerves Keri Hilson posted on Sunday, 25th January 2015 - [ 914 views ]
Though popular songstress Mzbel was billed to perform at the Keri Hilson and Bow Wow concert last Saturday, she simply did not turn up on stage when she was called by MCs for the night, actor James Gardner and actress Tonto Dikeh.
Mzbel was dolled up for the concert and was backstage waiting to perform but simply did not appear on stage when it was her turn to rock. This made the audience go wild as they yelled her name, just wanting to see her do her thing.
When her name was mentioned, her DJ started playing her song but after a while, when she didn’t come out, the DJ stopped and started playing a different song.
From the audience, popular actor Majid Michel, who was sitting at the VVIP section, shouted, “Where is Mzbel” but Gardner asked him to shut up.
A few minutes after the incident, Mzbel took to social network twitter and blackberry to explain herself: “My dancers performed with an artiste right before me and were not done changing to perform with me, I asked for the running.”
It is not clear if her dancers had a different contract with the organizers of the show. Almost all the Ghanaian artistes who performed used the same dancers, who repeated the same dance routine for every performance.
Meanwhile, fellow Ghanaian artistes Chemphe, Kaakie, Guru, Kwaw Kese, Edem, Buk Bak and Rana took turns on stage to thrill the audience.
Kwaw, Guru and Edem had rotational performances, such that one performed and then left stage for the other and then returned later.
Saturday night’s Stand Up GH Concert was organized by Imajin Advertising at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre.
Keri Hilson performing at the Dome
The show’s attendance wasn’t that encouraging considering the publicity about the show. Some entertainment observers blamed it on high ticket rates of GH¢150 for VIP and GH¢80 for ordinary people.
But that did not deter Bow Wow and Keri Hilson. Bow Wow hit the stage after midnight and rocked for over 45 minutes. He was full of energy and got the audiences singing along with him. Bow Wow, before he reluctantly signed out to make way for Keri, said he would return to Ghana with Bird Man and a number of top American artistes.
Keri was the last to perform. She came on stage at a time when the audience was already exhausted. But she proved her dexterity by intermittently getting the audience to respond via dancing, cheering and singing along. Song after song, she thrilled but the fans would not let her leave the stage until she performed ‘Knock You Down’ featuring Kanye West.