This Friday evening, SSUE, the new sensation coming from Scratch Studios will mount the stage at Wanshi Exclusive Events Centre, Asylum Down, Accra to conclude her citywide tour labelled, ‘Fire’ which began at the Republic Bar, Osu, Accra a couple of weeks ago.
This time, the songstress who is fast making her name heard and performances gaining traction wherever she performed has shared the same stage with such musical celebrities like Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Sophie Swaniker, Robin Hews and his guitarist Paa – who go by the name, Soul Crooners, Kente, Ghana’s most original reggae group very popular in the 1980s to the 90s backed by the Ananse Band.
From the Republic Bar, she was again at the Alliance Francaise, Accra on July 28 and later at the +233 Bar where her version of Osibisa’s Fire was the big draw.
Just as she belched out pop songs of yesteryears, so she also also showed her dexterity when doing the reggae songs of Bob Marley. From the pop songs to the Afro-tinged songs, her energy and delivery revealed an Angelique Kidjo in the making and will soon burst on the world stage taking everyone by surprise.
But tonight’s show will be different. Being her finale for now, she will share the stage with veteran burger hilifer, Ben Brako and one of Ghana’s best saxophonists Steve Bedi as they roll back the years.
On the bill are Imma Emmanuel, another soulful singer who did some duets with SSUE at the Republic Bar show and wooed the crowd. Concert goers should therefore expect these musicians to put up a dazzling performance more so when it marks the 60th birthday of Oskar and Wanda Ibru, two of Nigeria’s respected young business people from the famous Ibru family.
The show which begins at 7pm will end the first part of what is expected to be a nationwide tour being sponsored by Scratch Music and Publishing Company.
According to the promoters, SSUE will sing some of her yet to be released songs like Commotion, Fire will burn you, and Hypnotise which will soon be released on an American label for worldwide distribution.
By Kafui Gale-Zoyiku