High life legend-Daddy Lumba celebrates 56th Birthday at Vodafone Legends Night
Ghanaian Highlife legend, Charles Kojo Fosu popularly known as Daddy Lumba’, has celebrated his 56th birthday in grand style .
His special moment climaxes at the Vodafone legends night where the highlife icon cut his cake. The Vodafone Legends Night is an annual musical concert for African legendary musicians of indigenous African music, this year’s event took place at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.
The birthday man cut the cake with former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, African Dancehall act, Samini, and other dignitaries. The event celebrated Ghanaian Highlife music and treated the audience to classic Highlife and Afro songs by some award-winning Ghanaian artistes.
With a musical career spanning 33 years with 33 albums, Ghanaian Highlife musician, Daddy Lumba, had more than enough songs to thrill fans last night at the Kempinski hotel in Accra. After receiving the surprise birthday cakes, he took to the stage his band and delivered a heartfelt performance of some of his hit songs. His female dancers added spice to his act with some very energetic and rhythmic movements. The peak of his performance can be said to be the moment when Daddy Lumba began to sing arguably his most popular hit, ‘Aben Wo Ha’. The guests danced in excitement as some left their seats and rushed to the rear of the stage in order to get closer to the icon. His performance got even better at the latter part of the show as the 56year old said, “I have been informed that the time is up for the show to come to an end, but so far as you, my fans are still here, I will continue to perform.” He then threw on some more classics like ‘Yen tie Obiaa’ which kept the fans dancing and singing along till he finally left the stage.
Daddy Lumba was also presented with a large framed painting of himself by Ghanaian media personality ‘Afrifa’. He said that the gesture was motivated by the impact Daddy Lumba’s music has had on him since he began listening to him. “I am proud of you and I appreciate what you are doing for us”, Daddy Lumba emotionally responded.
Daddy Lumba was not the only legend on the stage that night as Highlife and lock rock legend Kojo Antwi, as well as Ghanaian Dance Hall legend, Samini, earlier gave very commendable performances. The event was an open window into the good old days of Ghanaian Highlife music. The occasion was made possible by telecommunications giant, Vodafone and is an initiative of the media conglomerate, Global Media Alliance.