'VGMA Covid-19 Heroes Concert' on Sunday, May 17

By: Delali Sika
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AS its contribution to the fight against the novel coronavirus, the Ghana Music Awards Foundation will on Sunday, May 17 2020, honour frontline health workers with a virtual concert, dubbed Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Covid-19 Heroes Concert.

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The event, which will be aired on TV3 and on social media at 9.30 pm, aims at inspiring hope, supporting the fund-raising effort of the Covid-19 National Trust Fund and to lend a voice to the ‘Wear A Mask’ campaign.

Artistes billed on the show are Joe Mettle, Kofi Kinaata, Diana Hamilton, Efya, Celestine Donkor, Akwaboah, MOG, Adina and Strongman.

The rest are Cindy Thompson, Kwesi Arthur, Wiyaala, Medikal, Amandzeba among others. The live performances will be backed by the Patch Bay band.

According to Robert Klah, PRO of Charterhouse, organisers of the concert, “Music is a force for something good and on Sunday, we would like to use music to rally national applause for our frontline health workers. They are our heroes. We doff our hats to them,” he said in a press release.

He continued, “Covid-19, as we all know, has stolen our right to free movement and social gathering, and in some cases, the very lives of our dear ones.”

“While great leadership, and our united effort as a people has brought us this far, one cannot help but recognise the selfless and fearless efforts of our frontline health workers whose continuous fight against the virus has restored hope to all. They stand tall as the real heroes, and as such deserve to be celebrated.”

Musician Adina shared her excitement over the concert with Graphic Showbiz, saying: “It is an honour to be part of this initiative. Our frontline workers have done a lot and are still doing so considering how deadly the virus is.”

“They leave their homes, family and all to fight the virus so I’m honoured to be doing this for them. As artistes, these are some of the things we can do to show our appreciation and love for them. We say ‘ayeeko’ to them.

“It is a virtual concert but I know for sure that anyone who stays tune will not even realise it is a virtual one. I am bringing on my game strong and performing like I have people in there. To our frontliners, this is for you,” she said.

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Covid-19 Heroes Concert is a Ghana Music Awards Foundation initiative in conjunction with TV3, Vodafone Ghana Foundation, Image Bureau, Rhythms Africa, Big Ideaz and powered by Charterhouse.