Starr FM launched its 2017 edition of S concert – Starr Fm’s S Concert – on Thursday, November 2. This year’s S concert takes off on December 1 at the Accra Sports stadium.
At the launch of the concert, some big names in the entertainment industry were mentioned as those who would be giving the audience a thrilling performance.
The A-list artists performing at the show are Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Samini, and Lilwin. Other artists expected at the fourth edition of Starr Fm’s S Concert powered by Starr 103.5 FM are Kuami Eugene, Kidi, Fancy Gadam, Joyce Blessing, Adina and the “Date your father” hitmaker, Ebony.
Present at the launch were dancehall artiste Samini and comic actor cum musician Kwadwo Nkansah LilWin who assured of a superb performance. The annual event which is in its fourth year celebrates young, upcoming and award-winning Ghanaian artistes who have made a lot of impact on the music industry.
The first edition of the event which was held on December 13, 2014, at Osu-Oxford Street in Accra brought together five of the nation’s most celebrated dancehall and Afro-pop artistes.
In 2016, the event was held at Accra sports stadium in November and it had over 40,000 music lovers converging at the venue to cheer and support their favorite celebrities. The event also had the likes of Giovanni Caleb serving as the emcee while DJ Nii Ayi Tagoe was in charge of the Music deck with maximum support from DJ Mono and DJ Lord of Starr FM and Live FM.
Furthermore, we had the likes of Medikal, Epixode, Rudebwoy Ranking, Ras Kuuku, Iwan, Wisa Gried, E.L, Sarkodie and Shatta Wale who were all delightedly adulating their fans.
However, the event suffered some lapses one of which was the inability of the security personnel and the military to manage the growing crowd. In most cases, some unauthorized persons were allowed to gain access to sheltered areas with some even mounting the stage to interrupt performances.
True, the numbers were huge but proper planning ahead of time could have helped in managing the situation. The show, however, saw a technical hitch free night.
This year’s edition is sponsored by Storm Energy Drink, Accra City Hotel, Express Savings and Loans, Ghana Post GPS, Hubtel, and Cosmopolitan Health Insurance.
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Actor-cum-Musician, Kwadwo Nkansa popularly known as Lil Win is one of the artists who are very much enthused about the annual event. Speaking on the Zone ahead of the much anticipated biggest outdoor event, Lil Win said fans will never leave the S Concert the same.
According to the Kumawood actor, he is going to shake the whole of Accra Sports stadium with an outstanding performance. Over 50 mainstream and upcoming musicians have signed up to perform at this year’s S Concert.
Starr FM which is known as the chief organizer of the annual event is a privately owned urban, lifestyle radio station. The station focuses more on delivering quality music, entertainment/lifestyle-led talk programmes, and sports to its target audience. The radio station is owned by Ghana’s former Finance Minister Kwabena Duffuor and, is located in Accra, Ghana’s capital.