The Musicians Union of Ghana established the Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund a couple of years back to seek financial support from the corporate world and individuals annually to help improve the living conditions of the some of the legends of the music industry who now find it difficult to make earns meat. And also, provide assistance in the medical field by footing their bills if these musicians need help treating any ailment.
Over the years, the fund has benefited a lot of the ageing musicians across the country with testimonies coming from all angles, hence, the need to keep up with the good work to enable the extension of helping hand to almost everyone that fit in the category. Therefore on Saturday, December 29, the union held a fundraising event at the +233 Jazz and Grills Bar with a targetted amount amassed on the night being 50 thousand Ghana Cedis.
The event was carefully compèred by Ghanaian comedian, DKB who together with President of the Union, Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour) sold compilations CDs of legends and also 10-well packaged collections from legends like Nana Kwame Ampadu, Agya Koo-Nimo, Daddy Lumba, Kojo Antwi and more.
Gracing the stage on the night were legends like Agya Koo-Nimo, Nana Kwame Ampadu, Akwaboah Senior and Junior, Obour, Ex-Doe and finally Kuami Eugene.
The invited guests comprising of businessmen; Dr John Kwaku Asamoah et al, lawyers, High Commissioners including the representatives from British High Commision, Canadian High Commision, American Embassy in Ghana and more bought all these aforementioned items that were auctioned on the night to amass the target for the night.
A grand music ball will be held on March 29, 2019, at the Accra International Conference Centre for the same purpose with all the musicians in the country and special guest of honour being President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Watch some of the performances on the night below.