Over the weekend at the Accra International Conference Centre during the much anticipated event ‘PAE MU KA At 20’ Concert in Accra, 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards winner ‘King Promise’ received a low welcome reception from the audience compared to most of his colleagues who graced the stage. Even musicians from the Ninety’s who had been away from the mainstream music industry like ‘Th4kwages’ and ‘Cy Lover’, received loud cheers and were able to ‘rock’ the audience and cause some excitement for the period they were on stage. Some fans of the singer who were present at the event attributed the incident to inevitable seasonal changes.
Undoubtedly a popular face in Ghana and an admired talent by many Ghanaians, King Promise has received lot of Praises and comments from a lot of industry players since his emergence. His major hit ‘Oh Yeah’ and ‘Selfish’ have indeed enjoyed some airplay till date on Ghanaian radio and can be described as Ghanaian classic love songs of present times. But, the shocker came when King Promise appeared on stage with energy and smiles only to receive very few cheers from the audience. The cheers further decreased as he progressed with his performance. Later on, 2019 ‘3 Music Awards’ winner ‘Joey B’ joined him on stage to briefly do a track together. Even then, Joey B who hasn’t been as consistent as King Promise with media hype, had a louder reception than King Promise.
A fan of King Promise, a level 300 student from the University of Ghana Nana Ama Ofori, described the incident as normal with time. “This happens to every artiste with time. You cannot always be on top. Even Michael Jackson at a point in his career was not as hot as his early days. Besides, I think he has also been a little bit on the quite these days; not like last year”, she explained.
King Promise has worked with both Ghanaian greats as well as Nigerian artistes namely ‘Wizkid’, ‘R2Bees’, ‘Stonebwoy’, ‘M.anifest’ and others. He has been described as the ladies’ man and one of the best male vocalists in Ghana currently.
By Jerry Wonder