Ghana: Mario and J.Holiday ready to take on Ghana

By Peterking Quaye – In the light of their successful first show and by popular demand, 233Connect is ready to hit Ghana again, come the last day in July. Ghana will experience another massive invasion by yet again. Two of the world’s best-selling R&B artistes Mario and J Holiday will be storming Ghana next month to stage a grand musical concert at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre.



In a release from the media outfit of  233 Connect ,dated 20th June ,2011,which courtesy 233 Connect, a fast-rising events company committed to raising standards in Ghana’s entertainment industry, Accra will on the 30th of July play host to the two US-based artistes.  R&B superstar Mario, famed for his astounding showmanship and mastery of the genre, will be the main headline act for the concert, while the sleek and suave J Holiday, will support him to deliver a spectacular night of pure excitement.

Known originally as Mario Dewar Barrett born August 27, 1986, has  performed  under the mononym Mario, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, actor, model, dancer and philanthropist. He is best known for his hit singles “Just a Friend 2002” (2002) and “Let Me Love You” (2004), which won him two Billboard awards, as well as for appearing in the films Step Up and Freedom Writers. He has released four studio albums: Mario in 2002, Turning Point in 2004, Go! in 2007, and D.N.A. in 2009. In the end of 2000’s decade, Mario was ranked by Billboard #98 on their “Artist of the Decade” list.

Both acts, 233 Connect have said, will take to the stage of the Dome of the AICC with some of Ghana’s finest and Nigeria’s best.

Known in showbiz circles as Nahum Grymes, J Holiday came into prominence in 2007 with his Bed chart topping song off the Back of My Lack album, which managed a number 5 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, the same year. Bed continues to be a favourite of most lovers of the genre in Ghana. The 27-year-old songwriter has featured extensively on the works of some of America’s A-listers including Fat Joe.

Given their combined impressive repertoire and experience, all two are sure to deliver what would go down in Ghana’s entertainment calendar for 2011 as a concert that came around, saw and conquered.

We will follow and update you and what inclusion and event in waiting for the event come July.