Ghanaian fans thrill patrons in local restaurant in Abidjan

Ghanaian fans thrill patrons in local restaurant in Abidjan

Dr Dr Etroo leading the Jama Session

Patrons of Maquis Du Val, a local restaurant in Abidjan stood in admiration as Ghanaian fans delivered a special rendition of local ‘jama’ songs.

It was on Monday evening after dinner when the fans, numbering over 100, took over from a local band, ‘The Select Singers’ to entertain audience in a typical Ghana­ian style.

Celine of The Select Singers from Ivory Coast entertaining some Ghanaian fans
Celine of The Select Singers from Ivory Coast entertaining some Ghanaian fans

They sang ‘jama’ songs and other local melodies amidst wild dance moves with staff and patrons of the restaurant lost in admiration as they partied deep into the night.

Surprisingly, it was a day after Ghana’s defeat to Cape Verde in their first Group B encounter of the ongoing AFCON.

High optimism among some Ghanaians
High optimism among some Ghanaians

The Ghanaian support­ers remained buoyant and optimistic about upcoming games, hence the wild cele­brations.

Their energy may have been derived from the local dishes they savoured at Maquis Du Val. It is a local restaurant at Cocody, a suburb of Abidjan and one of the 10 communes of Abi­djan.

It's boogie down time for some Ghanaians fans
It’s boogie down time for some Ghanaians fans

However, prior to the ‘take over’ by the Ghanaian fans, the local band The Select Singers set the mood with mesmerizing musical experience, presenting a diverse repertoire that en­compassed both Ivorian and Ghanaian songs.

Dr Dr Etroo leading the Jama Session
A section of Ghanaians jamming to some Ghanaian songs

Standout performances included renditions of “Vis à vis” and “Zoblazo” by Mei­way, contributing to a rich cross-cultural celebration.

They also sang popular Ghanaian tunes, such as the classics “Adwoa Ei” by AB Crentsil and “Awurade Kasa” by Cindy Thompson.

Over 160 Ghanaian fans have been provided an all-expenses paid 10-day trip by MTN as part of their support to the national team at the AFCON.

From Michael D. Abayateye, Abidjan

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