by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
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Whoever settled on Promotion Commotion alias Promo Como to be the midnight DJ Accra at based Live 91.9 FM must have a genius stroke for I reckon that few if any renders a better job within the 10pm to 4am time frame.
You see, most radio stations reserve that time for preacher men and women to like matter occupy space or offer a budding DJ or intern a chance to try out his skills but Live FM in Promo Como and the Playlist, reward any one who opts for music over sleep at that ungodly hour for keeping faith with them.
It is little surprise that Promo Como is excelling at Live FM. After all, he is a seasoned man whose radio journey has taken him around even to Bola Ray’s Western Region based Empire FM.
And on the #THEPLAYLIST executed from Monday to Thursday at 10pm to 4m, the midnight captain brings meaning to his mantra “promotion commotion in motion for the nation.”
6 hours is a lot to ask from any DJ but with the exception of a few times that the station goes off air for some minutes and a mix up of songs, for the most part, Promo Como proves he can be a companion for watchmen guarding facilities, students staying up late to study, bloggers writing stories at midnight and ladies of the night and other night men and women.
Whatever it is you desire, Promo got you. Have you missed hearing Ashanti, Jah Rule, the Notorious, R. Kelly, Buster Rhymes, BIG, Lauryn Hill, DMX and 2Pac on day time radio? You needn’t worry because on a date with Promo, you can be sure to meet your 90’s and early 2000 stars serenade and bring back those nostalgic memories.
If it is Nas, Jay Z, Ludacris, Ice Cube, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre and Snopp Dogg whom you desire you are in good company as well.
Remarkably, Promo censors foul words in the songs his paly even though they are for a midnight audience when minors should be long asleep especially when certain radio stations have been heard to air such swear words even at peak time.
Be it Ghanaian hiplife where Lord Kenya, Obrafuor, Tinny and others reign, Reggae/dancehall where Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy and Samini prowl, Afrobeats where Edem, E.L and Manifest take a seat, GH’s hottest tunes championed by Medikal, Pappy Kojo, Joey B or its hip-hop and RnB, the chef of the night delivers impressively.
Although Promo Como is a notable emcee, he doesn’t speak on the playlist show but that does little to dull the show, if anything not speaking but dishing copious amounts of good music is what does the trick for many.
The only let down of the show is the manner by which the party is concluded at 4am without prompting. What one can take to realise its time to go to bed is when gospel music starts filtering through soon to be followed by a preaching session.
Perhaps Promo Como could do a jingle in the vein of “it’s all over for today” jingle before the show is concluded but it is an impressive job that he does uplifting many and serenading others.