Kumasi showcases rap talents at Focus FM event
It was an emotional affair last Friday, when Focus 94.3 MHz took its transmission outdoors to a lorry park near the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) junction.
The event was organised to welcome freshmen reporting to the university to commence academic work in their chosen fields of endeavour.
Though the outdoor event, which lined up some of Focus FM’s finest DJs and presenters, was highly patronised from the beginning, the climax occurred during the “Freestyle Friday” segment of the drive (Highway 943) hosted by DJ Quest.
The Freestyle Friday seeks to provide a free and exciting platform for potential rappers to exhibit their talents.
It was open to anyone who felt he could rap.
Rapper after rapper revealed that Kumasi had talent. It was like a live match placed in a box of fireworks, as Kofi Supreme, Illegal, Teephlow, Network, and Ice-Chest among others took the stage to perform freestyle after freestyle.
It got sentimental as the rappers rapped about things the crowd could relate to, such as hardships, hope, love, wealth among others.
The crowd soon caught on some lines and rapped along as the rappers performed. Some could not control themselves, and danced as if possessed by the music.
Kumasi, indeed, has talent. This talent should be consciously nurtured, and collectively channeled into development. And, as for Focus FM, it is not just a radio station, but a youth movement in itself.
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