Information we’re picking has is that American sensational singer and former basketball player Robert Sylvester Kelly, known in the music fraternity as R. Kelly, will headline a major musical concert in Ghana this year.
The American singer and songwriter will headline and share the stage together with some selected Ghanaian artistes to grace the ‘Year of Return Celebration’
R. Kelly is among the numerous celebrities from the diaspora who will be coming to Ghana this year for the event to connect with their ancestry.
‘The Year of Return’ marks 400 years since some Black Africans especially Ghanaians, were shipped as slaves to foreign lands.
According to the organizers of the event, R. Kelly’s coming to Ghana have been “signed and sealed” and will soon communicate the venue and date as well as the full list of both local and international artistes who will be performing alongside R. Kelly at the concert.
Kelly is known for several hit songs including ‘Bump N’ Grind’, ‘I Believe I Can Fly’,‘If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time’, ‘The World’s Greatest’, 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.