Earlier on Saturday morning, I had visited the tomb of my late dad at the La Cemetery behind the Trade Fair Centre, since it’s a stone throw away from the late Terry ‘Adjetey’ Bonchaka’s tomb, I made a stop over to check on him.
I reminisced some years back before his demise and I said to myself Ghana has lost a musical genius. Little did I know that at the Joy FM Old Skuul Reunion, a performance would be dedicated to him.
At the Joy FM Old Skuul Reunion last Saturday, musicians upon musicians mounted the big stage to perform to the large crowds that had besieged the venue but not all of them gave out a lasting performance to stay in the minds of the people.
Majority of them will be forgotten so far as their output to the event and performances were concerned. Many were called but only few were counted after the show.
Iwan, the Lyrical Gunshot is one of the few artists who will be remebered. The dance hall artist excelled with his performance. Even just before he was announced as the next performer, the cheers confirmed his acceptance in the music industry.
During his performance, Iwan remembered the late Terry Adjetey, who was known as Terry Bonchaka. This shows that indeed Iwan recognizes his late compatriot’s contribution to the music game. Iwan was possibly nursing his musical dreams when Terry Bonchaka was in his element but that didn’t preclude him for remembering the late young musical.
The dance hall artist launched his debut album ‘My Time’ couple of months back and he is gunning for two awards at the upcoming second edition of the 4Stye Music Awards scheduled for November 20, 2010. He has been nominated in the ‘Discovery Of The Year’ and the ‘Best Reggae Video Of The Year’ with his track ‘Me Gurl Love Me’.
Terry seems like to have been forgotten but he is still on Iwan’s radar because of the resemblance of the time of music. Terry died in October 2003.
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