Story by: Ishmael Barfi
A door of opportunities has been opened for the youth of Ashongman, thanks to the strong desire and passion of award-winning Ghanaian rapper, Gambo to give back to society and contribute his quota to the development of Ghana.
Over the past four years, Gambo, the ‘Girls Girls’ crooner, has been actively contributing to the development of Ashongman, a suburb of Accra.
But the ‘Drip’ hit-maker and reigning Vodafone Ghana Unsung Artist of the Year Gambo, has decided to take things a notch higher as far as supporting human resource development in Ashongman is concerned, and has officially launched his upcoming concerts that will give young people the platform to showcase their talents.
Gambo will be hosting two big concerts in December this year. The first concert dubbed: ‘Ashongman to the world’ would take place on December 2, 2022, with the second concert scheduled to take place at Old Tafo in Kumasi on December 16.
Among the artists billed to perform are: veteran musician Ayigbe Edem, Mr. Drew, Keche, Kofi Jamar, Strongman and Tulenkay. Several surprise artists are billed to also perform.
The ‘Gambo & Friends’ Concert’ is scheduled to kick off at 7 pm on December 2 at the Old Ashongman School Park. Gambo will then headline another concert at Old Tafo, Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region on December 16, 2022, beginning 7 pm as well.
The concerts, aimed at promoting youth entrepreneurship and talent development for a better life, are being organised by Gambo’s record label, BlackMob. Gambo, the reigning Vodafone Ghana Unsung Artist of the Year will be performing several of his hit songs including ‘Boys Aye Wild’, ‘Drip’, ‘Settle’ and his recently released track ‘We Outside’.
Addressing several journalists at the City Eye Restaurant in Ashongman on Saturday, November 19, 2022, about the upcoming concerts and the agenda of unearthing young talents in Ashongman.
The artist, Gambo expressed his profound love for the street and his desire to be a blessing to his generation, especially the youth of Ashongman.
He recounted his several supports to the youth in the area over the years, including promoting soccer development in Ashongman expressing his commitment to continually supporting the people of Ashongman who are so dear to him.
He therefore reiterated the need to support the development of young talents, saying “when you spread love, you get blessings.”
Artists billed for the concerts, he indicated that, a lot of upcoming artists will be performing at the ‘Ashongman To The World’ Concert, stressing that, giving young artists would be given the platform to showcase their talents which is the main goal of the whole concert.
Gambo, the ‘Settle’ hitmaker recounted how some of the youth of Ashongman are good rappers, dancers and comedians “but they don’t have a stage” to showcase their talents, saying “I am glad that I am able to provide the stage for the cause.”
Several youth of Ashongman, some of them young artists managers, turned filled the City Eye Restaurant to express their love for Gambo and to urge him to continue being a blessing to them. They expressed the belief such concerts will give them the needed exposure.