Amandzeba, Rex Omar, Philippa Baafi and Slim Buster share stage on Saturday

Ghana's highlife music stars Amandzeba, Rex Omar, Slim Buster and Gospel Singer Philippa Baafi will on Saturday 9th June, thrill an august audience at the final competition for the CAN 2008 tournament best songs.

The event which takes place at the forecourt of the LOC Secretariat at Ringway Estates in Accra starts at 4 p.m.

According to the Local Organising Committee (LOC), the event is open to the public and will also serve as a platform for poems considered to be worthy for participation in the final competition for the best poem of the tournament.

The poem composition and recital contest is being sponsored by Toyota Ghana with a cash prize of 30 million.

The change of date from May 12 to June 9 became necessary due to the ban on drumming and noise-making announced by the Ga Traditional Council from May 7 to June 7.

Contestants in the songs category will have the support of a big band to perform live in public for a panel of judges to select the best from amongst them.

Readwide Ghana Limited Lexis/Nexis is also sponsoring the songs competition to the tune of 100 million.

Arrangements are already in place for the contestants to rehearse their acts with the big bands and also to receive the necessary briefs that will enable them to display their talents to the optimum and ensure an evening of delightful performances by the eight successful songsters.

Further attractions for the event will be performances by traditional poets or appellants from the Kumasi Cultural Centre.