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Okyeame Kwame: Ready to combine music with theater

Date published: October 4, 2012

Something never-seen-before is coming. It is something so matured in artistry, sensationally packed in content and rivetingly spiked with style and creativity. It is something no artiste in the country had probably ever done or even envisaged in recent history.

But it is coming to, first, whet your appetite; second, sustain your interest; and last but not the least, provoke an encore show in the years ahead. And it is because of no other than him that it is coming. Yes, him! Okyeame Kwame, the man many music-lovers prefer to call all sorts of name and titles in celebration of his unique talent, relevance and ingenuity: the Best Rapper Alive (BRA), the Rap Doctor, Mr. Versatile, and what have you.

The multiple award-winning musicians are readying to roll with what would surely go down as a music concert of a kind, never seen in the annals of country’s entertainment industry. This concert, to be called the ‘The MTN Okyeame Kwame Versatile Show’, promises a full-blown showpiece of a musical artistry by a talented artiste, likely from which an appropriate course for re-defining musical concerts would be charted.

Many of the world’s famed music artistes and icons made their names and renown not because they were any better rappers, songwriters or singers than many in their country. Far from that.

Some were fantastic stage performers and most also understood the underlying rudiments of holding a concert, what went into ensuring a sought-after show and, most importantly, how to forever hook their fans with lots and lots of creativity.

Aside the personal liking individual fans held for their favorite artistes, no other would willfully pay for Michael Jackson’s show if there was no guarantee of a surprise element to watch out for. The soon-coming The MTN Okyeame Kwame Versatile Show promises more than just surprises and suspense. In fact, Okyeame Kwame plans to hold his patrons spell-bound, and get the entire country and music industry talking afterwards about how he did it.

The ‘content’ of this concert incorporates three broader segments of a dance-music-and- theatre show further broken down into several parts that will gracefully take patrons through the rise of the Rap-Doctor.

The first section will show Okyeame Kwame of yesteryears, emphasizing his inspiration and exploits from his school days, through to his debut with Akyeame, through to his current ‘Mr. Versatile’ album.

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