Citi FM has announced that the Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ will be given to Burger Highlife pioneer George Darko for his outstanding contribution to the music industry.
The award presentation will take place during the MOGO concert on Friday, 6th December, 2013 at the National Theatre.
George Darko’s music, among which is “Ako Te Brofo,” pushed the highlife revolution and gave it an international appeal. His contribution ensured Burger Highlife became a worldwide trend. His exploits redefined Ghanaian music and his pedigree is unmatched by many in the industry.
George Darko, who is also the Tufuhene of Akropong Akuapem will be immortalized at this year’s edition of MOGO for his contribution to the development of authentic Ghanaian music over the decades.
Previously, the award ceremony was held a day after the concert. However, this year’s event shall have the award presented during the concert in a bid to give the recipient and patrons an unforgettable night of honour and bliss.
Previous winners include C.K. Mann, Nana Kwame Ampadu, Faisal Helwani, Zapp Mallet, Jerry Hanson and Ebo Taylor.
This year’s MOGO, the 8th in the series, shall have performances from Awurama Badu, K.K. Fosu, Kwaisey Pee, Tagoe Sisters, Okyeame Kwame, Sherifa Gunu, Samuel Owusu and the Ohia B
Ghana’s foremost highlife concert, set to thrill patrons, comes off this Friday at the National theatre.
The MOGO concert seeks to ‘celebrate the past and inspire the future.’
Tickets are available at Citi FM, Hotel JoeCarl in Tema and Silverbird Cinema, Accra Mall. Patrons can also reserve tickets by calling 030 222 6171.