American superstars Keri Hilson and Bow Wow will touch down in Ghana for the first time on Friday, May 25, ahead of their gig on Saturday night at the Dome of the Accra International Conference for the Stand Up GH Concert being organized by Imajin Advertising.
Organisers announced at a conference on Friday that the international musicians would spent 48 hours in Ghana. Keri Hilson, according to Kwame Karikari, General Manager of Imajin Advertising, was coming down with a 13-member crew while Bow Wow would also come with a 5 members.
They include dancers and management teams and DJs. Both Keri and Bow Wow will each perform for at least 45 minutes during that evening while Ghanaian artistes combined would perform for two (2) hours. Imajin Advertising anticipates that the show won’t go beyond 12 am.
Currently, the company is yet to conclude talks on an impending autograph session by Bow Wow at the Accra Mall on Saturday morning as result of security demands by the artiste’s management.
“We have best of security. National Security and State Protocol are in charge so no worries,” organizers assured.
Keri Hilson and Bow Wow will be sharing a stage with top Ghanaian acts such as Rana, Chemphe, Kaki, Mzbel, Guru, Buk Bak, Kwaw Kese and Edem. The show is expected to thrill Ghanaian music lovers beyond expectation. Reacting to questions from journalists, organizers refused to announce the amount involved in bringing down Keri and Bow because per their contract, they did not have to make that public.
In a bid to prevent a possible fray with the Ga Traditional Council at the event premises over the ban on drumming and noise making, Imajin said it had sought audience with the authorities.
“We are seeking ordinance with Osu Traditional Council tomorrow to rectify this situation. They heard the advert and before we even go to them, they said they were going to come to us. This is because they don’t want any antagonistic behaviour to happen at the venue. At the moment, we have an appointment with them to talk about it,” Kwame Karikari hinted.
NEWS-ONE is yet to obtain information about the outcome of that meeting if indeed there was such on Saturday. Organizers revealed that multiple award-winning act Samini, and dancing trio Rana approached them to do collaboration with Keri Hilson and Bow Wow respectively. However, that move was not concluded since that was not part of their contract.
“The contract that we signed with them says nothing about collaboration. So this is a new thing; we have asked the agents. The agents now have talk to the management and the management will have to get back to the agents and then to us. Now they have not confirmed. Two artistes approached us- Samini and Rana. We have to send their profiles to them.
They want to be satisfied about all those things before they can stick their neck out as to whether they can do a collaboration or not. Besides, they will be here for 48 hours. So is the song ready? You get to email it to them to learn their part and it needs to be scored. It is not like Ghana where you go to the studio and start recording.
They ask all those questions. For now yes, Ghanaian artistes made the approach but the contract didn’t state we have any studio session before they leave. If they agree, then we will have to fly our artistes to the states. That will be their private arrangement. So the approach has been made but there is little we can do about it.”
The Keri Hilson and Bow Wow show is expected to be unprecedented.