Takoradi will come alive on Wednesday 26 December this year as the leading media brand in the Western and Central regions, Skyy Media Group, in partnership with Ghana’s telecommunication giant, MTN, will present the 2018 edition of the annual Christmas festival for the Western Region; Westside Masquerades’ Carnival.
This year’s festival happens to be the fourteenth (14th) edition of the Westside Masquerades’ carnival, and shall be held at Amanful, Takoradi. The day will start with a massive masquerades parade in the morning, with more than twenty-six (26) clubs participating.
The masquerading groups participating in this year’s carnival include; Punch, Miami, Iron Fighters, Mpohor Unity, Barcelona, Classic Ladies, Ankos, Chinese, Freedom And Justice, Panya, Yankees, Nyanta Boys,Tumus,Sambot,Cosmos,Okse,Usa,Yankee,Sunato,Mississipi,Spain,Crench,Unity,Millionare,Valecia and Holy Cities.
The evening will witness a complete shutdown of Sekondi-Takoradi with the MTN Music Night.
The evergreen Obrafour, the “Rap Sofo)”, will mount the stage to thrill fans to his hit songs, alongside Ghana Music Awards-UK award winner; Ayesem.
Ghana’s darling rapper, Pappy Kojo, and Ghana’s currently most sought-after artiste; Patapeeezy are among the array of artistes to treat music lovers of Sekondi-Takoradi to a scintillating night of chart-topping performances.
The stage will also be created for ‘underground’ artistes in the Western Region to showcase what they have as well.
According to the Events Manager of Skyy Media Group, Anthony Dasinor, this year’s event promises to dazzle fans of masquerade, and also music and arts. Commenting on the artistes for the show, he said “all these wonderful artistes will invade the stage to thrill the fans with amazing and extraordinary musical performances in the evening. Come let’s have fun as we celebrate this Christmas in a grand style with the Westside Masquerades’ Carnival.”
Another exciting feature to this year’s edition is the introduction of a boxing fiesta for local boxing enthusiast to enjoy the sport they love most. Kow Nkranie, a household name in boxing in the Western Region will lead his men to engage each other in an exciting night of boxing.
This year’s Westside masqueraders Carnival is proudly brought to you by MTN with supports from the Ministry of Arts and Culture, STMA, Department of Urban Roads, Radient Natural Mineral Water, Gihoc-APET Dry Gin, Seth Chinese Fast Food, Latex Foam, Adonko Bitters, And powered by Skyy Power 93.5 Fm, WestGold 106.3 and Star TV.