One incident that will certainly capture headlines for days after the just ended Tigo Ghana Meets naija happened during EL’s performance.
The newly crowned artiste of the year suffered an unexpected set back that nearly ruined his performance not forgetting the fact that it almost disoriented his output.
Prior to the show, one performance most looked forward to was how EL was going to respond to people after being crowned the top-most artist in the country a fought night ago.
It was open secret expectations were high when EL was about to mount the stage, his intro though very short looked promising, everybody was curious to see how his actual stage delivery will be.
Suddenly the unthinkable happened, the whole auditorium went ‘dead’ patrons especially got confused as to what was really happening, for a split second I wondered if the sudden silence was part of EL’s stage craft eventually I thought wrong.
Then the realization came that the sounds had gone mute due to what they termed as ‘technical hitches’. Even as an ‘observer’ it felt heartbroken but the manner in which EL handled it simply explained how far he has come.
After over half an hour silence in a packed concert mood auditorium, the sounds were back on and EL was expected to step back on stage.
When he finally did appear on stage you could sense the frustration in his posture, though it was a difficult moment for EL, he walked straight into the crowd to get them involved.
That alone was impressive, to be barred from doing what you were fired up to do for more than an hour is enough to make any artiste go haywire.
Nonetheless EL’s mannerism on the night depicted an artiste who won’t let anything come in his way. Though at some point he felt like ‘spazzing’ his frustration in a ‘Kanyelike’ style, EL amazingly kept his cool and gave the crowd the remaining energy he could amass in that low spirit draining moment.
In a nutshell, though EL had a difficult time during his performance, his comeback, regaining momentum and getting patrons to jam to his songs were worth crediting.
On the night EL proved his maturity; he looked beyond the unexpected challenges and did what he came to do, give the fans a piece of his talent.
This year’s Tigo Ghana Meets Naija also saw the likes of VVIP, Pappy Kojo, Mr Eazi, Shatta Wale, Harrysong, Olamide and Flavour all perform on the night.