On Saturday, March 28, history was made at Dance Afrique, London concert when multiple award-winning dancehall act, Shatta Wale, evergreen Awilo Longomba, P Square, Flavour among other acts thrilled, rocked, mesmerized, electrified thousands of music lovers who thronged the famous Wembley Arena for the 2015 London Dance Afrique Concert.
Powered by Infotech and Solution Media, comedian Eddie Kadi and actress Funke Akindele were the MCs on the night, whilst BBC 1 Xtra Afrobeats anchorman, DJ Edu as well as Capital 1 Xtra superstar, DJ Abrante were the men behind the wheels of steel.
All the acts that mounted the stage gave off their best, but one act who took the much packed arena by storm was Ghanaian multiple award-winning dancehall act, Shatta Wale. Wale strut his stuff and kept the energy of the crowd at an all time high as he performed a catalogue of hits that proved so infectious that people couldn’t stay still. Indeed his performance on the night was just one of a kind.
What kept surprising was that, the crowd was mixed with people of all ages and all backgrounds, all whining their waists and singing along to Shatta Wale’s hit songs from ‘dancehall king’ and ‘you can’t touch me’ to ‘dancehall commando’. Shatta Wale had the arena rocking as he commanded everyone’s attention with his smooth swagger that even the guys couldn’t help but compete with the ladies as they joined in rocking and whining their waists vehemently to the flawless. Shatta Wale’s delivery was just a stand out one. No wonder since Saturday, various social media platforms have been buzzing with Wale’s performance.
Intermittently, Shatta Wale kept reminding the crowd that he was from Ghana as he kept mentioning the name ‘Ghana’ through and through. Well done, Shatta Wale, Big ups for making us all proud.In-fact he mushed up the place.
Dance Afrique Concert is more or less a concert which is aimed at celebrating the rich diversity of African culture, and not any artiste from Africa can mount that stage. It was an exceptionally sold out concert, check out the pics below courtesy Michael Tubes Creation.