Rapper, Kwaw Kese re-enacted his last year arrest for alleged smoking of marijuana in Kumasi when he jokingly scorned the Ashanti regional Police Commander, DCOP Kofi Boakye, before a packed arena at the Kumasi Sports Stadium last Sunday morning during the much-publicised Bukom Banku- Ayitey Powers catchweight boxing bout.
In the full glare of the commander, Kwaw Kese said: “Ma hye a, ma hye; w’akye me a, w’akye me, w’agyae me a, w’agyae me,” in apparent reference to his arrest for smoking the marijuana and later release from jail.
On stage, the man also known as Abodam appeared unrepentant as he tried to glorify his act but it all turned out to be a charade just to excite the crowd and popularize music.
Moments later, the artist walked towards the ‘Commander One’ in laughter, knelt before him and hugged him.
It was indeed an emotional re-union after DCOP Kofi Boakye superintended his arrest last year and ensured that he faced the full rigours of the law.
But Kwaw Kese, after learning his lessons the hard way, had adopted the Police Commander as his mentor.
It was pure fun as the crowd greeted the ‘reunion’ with applause and cheers.
Kwaw Kese was just one of high-profile artistes who thrilled fans on the night of ‘Repeat or Revenge’ boxing extravaganza.
Two other rappers at the function, Sarkodie and Shatta Wale also brought the fans to their feet for more than 30 minutes with their acts which included ‘Hand To Mouth’ and ‘Kakai’ hit songs respectively.
Revelation of the night though was 10-year-old up-and- coming artiste, ‘Mosquito.’ He got almost everyone excited with his unique Fante raps and inventive stagecraft.
Not even the emcee for the night, Nat Attoh of Joy FM could get the highly-charged talent to leave the huge stage until D-Black, one of the bout’s sponsors, stepped in with his popular ‘Vera and Seiho’ songs.
Also on the stage was Pope Skinny as well as Efya who thrilled fans with a rendition of the national anthem to usher in the two boxers.
Bukom Banku won the fight with a fifth round technical knockout. He drove away Range Rover as well as received an all expenses paid trip to South Africa for two, undisclosed amount of money, endorsemnrt deal among others as his prize package. ,
The LandMark Promotion event was graced by a mixture of the country’s leading businessmen and actors. They included the CEO of the Despite Group of Companies, Dr Osei Kwame and the CEO of Joy Industries, Dr Manfred Takyi.
Others were actors John Dumelo, Kwaku Manu, Kwame Djokoto and Koo Fori.