The Musicians Union of Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is hosting a virtual tribute concert in memory of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, former President of Ghana.
The concert takes place on Friday, April 30 at 8pm live on Adom TV, adomonline.com and all Adom TV social media pages. It will also be live on MUSIGA’s Facebook page.
Artistes lined up for the night include Samini, Amandzeba, Okyeame Kwame, Dela Boutri, Adina, Joe Mettle, Naa Amanua, Rocky Dawuni and Pat Thomas among others. There will also be tributes from the family, the state and other well-wishers.
According to MUSIGA Acting President Bessa Simons, the decision to host the concert “Is due to the special relationship the Union enjoyed with President Rawlings. He was always there for us and very supportive of the Union. Don’t forget, he gave us our current office.”
Bessa Simons noted that the Union decided to pay tribute to Papa Jay as an indication of the love between the Union and the former President.
On his part, a former MUSIGA President, Alhaji Sidiku Buari under whose tenure Rawlings gave the Union their building noted that President Rawlings was a lover of music who worked for the development of the industry.
The event is supported by the Office of the Chief of Staff Ultimate Restaurant, Papaye and Stanbic Bank.