With the 2023 edition of the “Shay Concert,” Wendy Shay, the most streamed female artist in Ghana for 2022, has achieved yet another triumph.
The third edition of the concert, sponsored by Ebony Condoms and powered by Ruff Town Records, took place on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the forecourt of the West Hills Mall, and drew thousands of music lovers and Wendy Shay fans.
Wendy Shay, through her foundation and Rufftown Records, organized a free health screening and vaccination session at the same location prior to the concert, which began around 7 p.m. When it came time for the concert, the award-winning singer delighted her fans and patrons with an hour of non-stop energy as she dished out classic hits from her catalog.
She occasionally paused to interact with her fans and confirm that she is the best female musician in Ghana right now — and she has clearly earned the title. Aside from Wendy Shay, the night’s headliner, she had the support of some of Ghana’s top musicians as well as her colleagues.
Fameye, Sister Afia, Eno Barony, Amerado, Ras Kuuku, Kwame Yogot, Larruso, Bosom Pyung, Kwaku Darlington, Darkovibes, Malcolm Nuna, and many others arrived in style and provided fans with a night to remember. Every inch of the forecourt was occupied by music lovers, creating memories.
The huge crowd spilled into the streets, causing a massive traffic jam on the Accra-Kasoa highway. Over 20,000 people are estimated to have attended. The first ‘Shay Concert’ took place in 2018, followed by a second edition in 2019.
Wendy Shay and her management, on the other hand, took a break from planning the concert in 2022, when the COVID-19 pandemic brought the entire world to its knees.