R. Kelly to visit Ghana for ‘year of return’ celebration
The university of Ghana, Legon student has been murdered on
campus, a video circulating on social media alleges. He is a
According to commentaries on the video, he was murdered last
night, Sunday 10th February 2019 when he stepped out of his
hostel to buy food.
Details are sketchy as it now but the video showed the body of
a man in his twenties lying in a pool of blood. It looks like he
was stabbed. His identity has not been established.Information available to thenewsgh.com indicates that American
superstar Robert Sylvester Kelly, known on the international
music scene as R. Kelly, will host a major musical concert
Ghana this year.
The American singer, songwriter and record producer will
headline and share the stage together with some selected
Ghanaian home-grown performing artistes.
The American singer is among many celebrities from the
diaspora who will be coming to Ghana for the ‘Year of Return’
celebration this year to connect with their ancestry.
‘The Year of Return’ marks 400 years since some Black Africans
and Ghanaians, for that matter, were shipped as slaves to foreign
Kelly’s presence and live performance in Ghana will definitely
rock the entire Ghanaian music scene.
The organisers have confirmed that they have “signed and
sealed” a deal to have the R. Kelly perform in Ghana this year.
According to them, they will soon hold press launch of the
concert to announce the full list of both local and international
artistes who will be performing alongside R. Kelly at the concert,
as well the venue and date.
Kelly is known for several hit songs including ‘Bump N’ Grind’,
‘Your Body’s Callin’, ‘I Believe I Can Fly’, ‘Gotham City’, ‘Ignition
(Remix)’, ‘If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time’, ‘The World’s
Greatest’, ‘I’m a Flirt’ (Remix), among others.
In 1996, he was nominated for a Grammy for writing Michael
Jackson’s song ‘You Are Not Alone’.
In 2002 and 2004, Kelly released collaboration albums with
rapper Jay-Z and has been a guest vocalist for other hip-hop
artistes like Nas, Sean Combs and Notorious B.I.G.