Late actor, Ebenezer Lartey popularly known as Ataa Mensah has been celebrated at the Accra Music Expo 2019.
The legendary actor who died on January 15, 2019 was honoured with a sketch by the Adabraka Drama Troupe.
The drama troupe demonstrated how the people in a community come together to organise the funeral of the deceased and celebrate him.
According to the Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the assembly found it necessary to dedicate the concert to the memory of Ataa Mensah for to his contribution to the movie industry and to Ga culture.
During the Saka Acquaye’s era, all the dramas and films were in English language until the late Ataa Mensah decided to change the face of the industry by acting in Ga.
Already, Afro Soul artiste Cina Soul and the Evergreen Dance Band have performed. Also mounting the stage is Adane Best.
The Accra Music Expo would be a precursor to Citi FM’s Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) which takes place on March 23, 2019 at the National Theatre.
It is a special event focused on celebrating and promoting indigenous Ga music.
This is part of Citi FM’s annual Heritage Month programme which is held in March to promote the Ghanaian heritage and culture.
The concert is organised by Citi FM and Citi TV in collaboration with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.
By: Kwame Dadzie | citinewsroom.com | Ghana