Emotions were stirred yesterday, at the vigil held in honour of former President Rawlings.
Sultry singer, Adina Thembi’s passionate performance of Bryan Adams’ ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ on the night brought tears to the eyes of the late president’s family.
Although there were a number of other performances on Sunday night at the vigil, Adina’s time on stage remains the most moving of them all.
Halfway through her rendition of the famous song, Adina couldn’t hold back her own tears. However, with much effort, the Ghanaian-South African songstress maintained her composure through to the end of her set.
The performance left many in tears, including the wife and children of the late statesman.
The vigil, which was held at the Air Force Officers Mess forms part of the four-day funeral rites being held for former President Rawlings.
Some dignitaries present at the event include Samia Yaba Nkrumah, former Information Minister Fritz Baffour and high ranking members of the Armed Forces.
There were performances from Sax Borsah and crew and the Old Achimotan Association.
There was also a portrait painted in honour of Mr Rawlings.
Former President J.J. Rawlings will be laid in state on Monday, January 25, and Tuesday, January 26, at the Accra International Conference Centre.
Also, he will receive a full military burial service on Wednesday, January 27.