The first-ever Black Star Line Festival was held in Accra, the nation’s capital city, and it was an unforgettable night of hip-hop music thanks to the stellar performances of American music artists.
The free open-air music concert served as the culmination of a festival that lasted for a week. During the festival, Chicago-based Vic Mensa and Chance The Rapper held a series of activities to rally the diaspora to contribute their skills and capital to the development of Ghana and Africa. The concert was held in an open-air setting.
T-Pain, a rapper who has won many Grammys, was one of the most impressive performers of the evening. He wowed the audience with his unique dancing movements as well as some songs that have become worldwide hits.
T-Pain performed “Buy You a Drink,” “Booty Work,” and “Bartender” on the night, but his iconic chorus on DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win” got thousands of fans bouncing.
American rapper and musician Tobechukwu Dubem “Tobe” Nwigwe performed with his six-month pregnant wife Martica at Black Star Square.
Sarkodie showed Ghanaians his savage rap vibes on stage. The crowd sang most of Ghana’s most renowned rapper’s hits, keeping the enthusiasm up.
Vic Mensa, a festival organizer, surprised the crowd with Ghanaian reggae and dancehall singer Stonebwoy and Afrobeat star Kwesi Arthur. Stonebwoy and Kwesi Arthur performed as usual, enthralling the crowd with their thumping sounds.
M.anifest, Obrafour, King Promise, Darkovibes, and the Asakaa Boys performed during the event, which began at 19:30 GMT on Friday and lasted at 5:30 GMT on Saturday. Erykah Badu and Chance The Rapper closed the event with soothing voices and outstanding performances, respectively.
Check out some of the performances