Members of Accra Aca's 'Slow Band'

by: michael eli dokosi/blakkpepper.com/Ghana

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studio openVodafone Ghana Limited on Monday May 30 handed over to management of Accra Academy Senior High School a fully stocked digital music studio as part of the package for emerging victors in its recently organized Vodafone Icons High School edition.

Before the business of the day got underway proper, blakkpepper.com engaged the thoughts of band members of ‘Slow Band’ the champion band whose exploits earned Accra Aca the GH¢60,000 music studio.

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Comprising Enock Nketia- lead singer, Jeffery Coffie-vocalist, Sam Fifi Bisiw- jazz guitarist, Joseph Yankson- guitarist and Bright Gyamfi, the 5 boys who make the ‘Slow Band’ shrugged off keen challenge from Osei Tutu Senior High School and Adisadel College to emerge first winners of the High School edition.

Having been crowned local champions, Vodafone Ghana facilitated the participation of ‘Slow Band’ in the 2nd International Free Zone Contest staged at Istanbul Turkey and true to form emerged again as the ‘Best Act for International Band’ a feat worthy of celebration especially when one considers that they competed against 40 global bands from Albania, Macedonia, Iceland, Turkey, U.K, India and others.

Accra-Aca-wins-Vodafone-IconsAccording to the boys, the journey to Turkey and participation in the music festival has been an eye opener given that they are first time travellers who lacked passports and global experience.

“The bands were not as fearsome as we dreaded especially when we got there and started hearing some sing. We felt the vim that we could hold our own against the others and represent mother Ghana proudly.

“We offered something from our music bag but then upped the tempo with Osibisa’s ‘Pata Pata’ and although some could not hear English in the crowd they felt our warmth and grooved hard eventually the effort won us the prize” the boys submitted.

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The boys admitted that although scheduled to have departed from Turkey to Ghana at an earlier date, they had lost touch with time while shopping eventually missing their flight but would relish the 4 days they spent in Turkey from April 26 to April 30.

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The final year class mates cum friends, acknowledged the valuable role of Vodafone in helping nurture their music gifts recounting that since winning the Vodafone High School edition, family relations and neighbours have embraced them even more warmly.

For Bright Gyamfi who doubles at the Chaplin prefect, although as a government student he had hoped to pursue law, he’s had a change of mind and is ready to take music as a professional career.

Regarding the GH¢60,000 studio, the boys couldn’t be happier stressing that the music den would help churn out commercially viable songs part proceeds from which could be used to maintain the school.

 

 

 

 

 

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