The festival which was slated for Saturday 12th September was put on ice because the headline artiste Hezekiah walker had been hospitalized, something Kwesi Ernest deemed unfair.
He was speaking on Sunny FM’s Christian Entertainment review program hosted by Alfred Ocansey.
In defense, the lead organizer of the show, Charles Narh stated that the postponement was needed, in order to deliver to their patrons their promise of bringing an international act to the event.
“Our commitment to our patrons is that we promised them an experience and we wanted to deliver on that. Unfortunately, as one key part of that experience was not available, we thought it wise to come up with another timeline to allow them to experience what we promised them”. He explained.
Charles’s explanation however did not go down well with Kwesi Ernest, who contended that, the organizers were bent on not giving a level playing field to the local artistes., adding that with the likes of Selina Boateng, KODA, Joe Mettle, there is no way he would give in to the argument that “because of Hezekiah Walker who is sick, Adom praiz should be stopped upon all the media hype”.
Although Charles noted that in the near future, the format of headlining international artistes was bound to change, the vociferous Kwesi Ernest, who is the CEO of media excel and the manager of both superintendent Kofi Sarpong and Joyce blessing, maintained that now was the right time to effect that change because regardless of the circumstance he believes the Ghanaian artistes can live up to expectation on any stage at any particular time.
“We should have just gone ahead with the show and reconsider Hezekiah Walker for next year. I believe Ghanaian artistes can headline Adom Praiz to the fullest”. He argued.
As it stands, no date has been set for the show but patrons have been advised to keep their fingers crossed.
By: Jeffery Adu-Gyamfi Jnr