09.10.2009 General News

And He Rocked Facebook Waakye Party

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Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around the world. Hundreds of facebookers flocked to Auntie Munis' Waakye Joint inside Labone to be part of Facebook Waakye Party which took place yesterday.

And oh, the place was really packed. The party in its second edition was an improvement of the first one, it brought together other introvert and extrovert, mostly young folks (boys and girls), (sorry, the MC kept referring to the crowd as boys and girls) but old folks were also not left out of the fun.

It was a night (day) to remember, the party came with a lot of exclusivity, people who have known each other on facebook but yet to meet, had to chance to meet, enjoined waakye in one bowl and share some jokes that comes as a result of facebooking instead of working in the office.

The party was one for music and dance as people deserted their seats. For most part of the party, a lot of seats begged for attention, but the people decided to be on their feet and dance. Clad in customized facebook t-shirts with each person's name at the back of it, there were a lot of waakye to eat, more drinks to drink and more boogey. Those who came there only to yak the ladies had their field day as the ladies made sure, the place never went bored.

Pop skinny by far was the best of the day, he had a short but wonderful performance, his ability at using the names of other hip life artiste to the free style really worked for him, the whole thing can best be described with one word “BOMB”, Reggie Rockstone, Buk Bak, VIP, Asem, 4X4, Tinny, Lord Kenya all got some love from Pop Skinny midway through his performance, the crowd couldn't help but laugh and cheer him on with his funny lyrics.

I got to the venue at exactly 5:30pm so I couldn't see the other performances but from what I saw; Pop Skinny rocked the whole place, he painted the place red and black (like it's said in the local parlance), the place was turned outside down with his performance and a lady near me could not help but scream “Po Po Po Skinnnnnnnnnnnnnnny”.He got the people on the feet dancing from the start to the end of his performance.

He finished his performance and exclaimed 'I am the richest hip life artiste'. There was also some argument as to which one is the best and more popular in Ghana: Facebook or Twitter? One shouted “the last time I checked, this is Facebook Waakye Party and not Twitter”.

A guy who can't help himself, said “as a shy person who can't approach ladies, facebook has really helped me in this regard, at least I have met 7 ladies before this party”.“I will keep exploring and meet some more of them and hopefully pick one as my bride”.

Charlie, things are knocking things on facebook ooo, so what about Facebook Mass Wedding? Organizers, I hope you guys are listening ooo

Even at Facebook Waakye Party, people were seen still facebooking, funny huh? I think that explains why ministers want to interact via facebook. Hahaha!

Story By: Ebenezer Anangfio Jnr.

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