All eyes were glowing and movements remained at a standstill as the President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama was welcomed to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Nigeria as he prepared to join other class of crème de la crème to grace The Ovation Carol 2016.
The Ovation Carol 2016, a brainchild of Chief Dele Momodu, Chief Executive Officer of Ovation Group of Companies was birthed in 2007 with the purpose of showing appreciation to God at the tail end of every year.
According to Dele Momodu, “Our intention was to give hope, help and voice to those who need just that little push. Ours was not to concentrate on those who have already given up on life and have decided to do nothing about it. We were interested in those pushing on against the vicissitudes of life and knowing there may be light at the end of the tunnel.
We are happy to note and report that we’ve been doing our bits and pieces adding salt and sugar in our own humble way to the lives of mostly our youths, especially in Nigeria and Ghana. We chose the platform of entertainment to reach out to those who may be easily disillusioned about endless struggles leading to nowhere.”
Talking of thanksgiving; one would be quick to come to a conclusion that this was a good coincidence as the day Ovation Carol 2016 was hosting the outgoing President of Ghana in Nigeria in a classy and worldwide telecast thanksgiving service, the President-elect, Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo also held a thanksgiving service at Accra Sports Stadium to celebrate his victory at the just concluded elections.
President Mahama’s entry into Nigeria was first revealed on Dele Momodu’s Instagram page, announcing his presence in Nigeria for The Ovation Carol 2016.
In the second picture, President Mahama was spotted stepping out elegantly of Ovation branded Range Rover Sport.
The event was streamed live on different parts of Africa and Europe via satellite: HipTv, AIT, GHOne Tv, while the Europe audience was made provisions for on BEN Tv.
Among the World class stars that performed at the event were the King of African beats, King Sunny Ade, Flavour, Sonnie Badu.
Others were Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Iyo, Abiodun Koya, Eniola, L.A.X, SHiiKANE, Zeynab Abib from Benin Republic,Niniola, Ruby & Pearl, Olu Jazz, Simi, Ranti, Dee Aja from Ghana, and sponsored by GLO.
Previous editions of the event had featured top rated artistes such as Don Jazzy, Wiz Kid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Waje, Yemi Alade, Eva Lordiah, Patoranking, D’Prince, Efya, Stonebwoy, 4×4, Praye, Wutah, Sammie Okposo, Abiodun Koya, Becca, Sarkodie, Okyeame Kwame, Mafikizolo, Irene Logan, Wiyaala among others.