It was one of the most disgraceful sights to behold after the last Adonko Bitters show held on Easter Monday, the 17th of April 2017, at the Baba Yara Stadium.
Scores of revellers had their senses knocked off by uncontrolled ‘dosage’ of the popular alcoholic drink which was ‘limitlessly’ available at the annual Adonko Aseda Bash at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
The organisers, Angel Group of Companies, manufactures of Adonko Bitters, enticed the youth with a free gate but on condition that each patron purchased a bottle of Adonko Bitters liquor at GH¢10. The strategy worked, as the youth mostly students on vacation, thronged the stadium in their numbers to enjoy the music of the celebrated artists.
Present at the Adonko Bitters Show were the Oseikrom big guns, Dancehall King Shatta Wale and Bisa Kdei. Other celebrities who graced the occasion include Ofori Amponsah, Agya Koo and Afia Schwarzenegger.
24 good hours after the all-night concert, the revellers, most of whom are teenagers, were still seen sprawled on the pitch like fishes let out of the water, gasping for breath.Below are some of the photos of the youths whose consciousness have already been numbed by excessive liquor and were therefore tossed here and there like helpless accident victims at the show ground.
The spill-over after the Adonko Bitters show attracted widespread condemnation in Kumasi as stadium authorities struggled to revive and evacuate the drunken young folks. A serious conflict also ensued between the organisers of the show and the stadium authorities over breach of contract.
According to the contract, the organisers were to ensure that no fan entered the inner perimeter and onto the pitch of the stadium in order for it to be preserved for football matches, but the rule was flouted.
As a result, the stadium authorities seized vehicles and equipment which according to the Ashanti Regional Director of Sports of the National Sports Authority, Mr Richard Iddrisu Ewuntomah, will only be released after the Angel Group of Companies have paid a fine GH¢ 5,000. Mr. Ewuntomah told Graphic Showbiz that the amount will be used to repair the destroyed pitch and put it back in good shape before Sunday’s Premier League matches.
Adonko Bitters is one of the products of the Angel Group of Companies, owned by Dr. Kwaku Oteng. The drink which contains 42% of alcohol was introduced in December, 2015. Despite its high alcoholic content, the producers have been touting the beverage as being medicinal and very good for the body. The drink’s goodness probably include its work on the above youngsters ‘littering’ the Baba Yara stadium in the above pictures.