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Ghana Black Stars; “Nana Nyam3 ne kura y3n”

So I am not an expert when it comes to football… and I probably only ever watch football when the Ghana Black Stars are playing so that’ll be mostly during the African Cup of Nations or when the World Cup is on- but TRUST me whenever the Black Stars are on the field I become an instant expert on all things related to football! In fact I become a self-proclaimed coach and referee at the same time! It’s all part of the excitement!

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It’s been 4 years since ‘SUALEZ’… I need not say anymore! Some of us have moved on and some will forever curse the day ‘SUALEZ’ decided to do some stretching ‘INSIDE DE GOAL’ in the final minutes of a heated semi-final! Hmm… and all you people out there who criticised Baby Jet, please go and volunteer to take the next penalty shot wai, after you have run around the field for 100 minutes! As I said earlier I don’t know very much about football but when people say things like ‘ahhh chale akoa w3i dy3 wonim ball bo kura oo, mon schw3 ne nai’, whilst they are chopping banku and fufuo with supermalt on the side I get irritated! I’m just saying!2014fifaworldcupbrazil_-Group-G-Germany-Ghana-Portugal-USA

Anyway… it’s 2014 and we’re back in the game taking on the world in BRAZIL – Group G… please let us all bow our heads in prayer; psalm 23:4 says ‘Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.’

Despite the fact that we have been placed in a very tough group, there’s hope my fellow Ghanaians, there is hope! The team spirit of the Black Stars alone is very encouraging and commendable. Watching videos of the boys singing and dancing before games is incredibly infectious and each time I join it ends up in a full-blown praise and worship session! NOW tell me which other team do you know of that can create such an atmosphere huh?!

With music playing a key role a number of Brazil 2014 campaign songs have recently been released in support of our Black Stars and one of my current favorites is titled Ghana Black Stars by Castro feat. Kofi Kinaata, check it out ya’ll! This track is on fire- it is very upbeat and brings together familiar tunes from recent hit singles such as ‘Adonai‘ and ‘Odo pa’.

Make sure you have all your gear in check; jerseys, flags and if you haven’t its not too late- go to Kumasi Market!!! Let’s all join in and continue to support our Ghana Black Stars with full ‘VIM’#LetsGoalGhana.

Nora Mistersky (@Ms_Nora_M)

Itz Tiffany drops new video!

Itz Tiffany – Akyee Wo! (Caught Up)

 

It’s finally here! The long awaited video to Itz Tiffany’s hot single ‘Akyee Wo!’ (Caught Up) has finally dropped! Ghana’s hottest female MC as usual is looking on point in this fun and colourful video directed by Star Entertainment. ‘Akyee Wo!’ is the first single taken from the upcoming debut EP ‘Itz Tiffany’ soon to drop. The video also features cameos from Ghana’s finest Killbeatz, Efya and Castro.

If you want to see Itz Tiffany do the azonto then check the video out below! What do you think? Hot or not?

By Yaa Nyarko

 

Get ready this summer for…

Meet Me There 2012

 

Afrobeats music lovers are in for a treat on the 9 June 2012 as the Willen Lake Park in Milton Keynes hosts the annual Meet Me There – one of the biggest multicultural events within the Ghanaian community in the UK.

Organised by Alordia & Westcoast Promotions, Constu Entertainment and Levi, Meet me there is a hugely popular family attraction event which celebrates the Ghanaian culture. Each year, families are treated to some of the best music, food, games and comedy and this year is no exception.

Headlining the park event this year will be the award winning singer Castro, E.L, Nhyiraba Kojo and some of UK’s biggest Afrobeats stars including Sonni Bali, Charlseyk, Akatsitsi and Mista Silva, Kwamz, Flava & Giizmo.

Providing families an affordable opportunity to learn more about the Ghanaian way of life, the crowd will also be treated to hours of exceptional comedy by Ghana’s funniest Agya Koo and London based comedian, Eddie Kadi.

Other attractions will include fashions shows, competitions, and durbar of chiefs, arts and crafts and special appearances by some of the top African celebrities.

Sponsored by one of the leading airlines in the world Virgin Atlantic, Meet Me There 2012 will unquestionably draw large crowds and be of significant benefit to all who attend.

For further information about tickets and Stalls contact: Ebo – 07702659139 / Alordia – 07894941667 / WestCoast – 07984855999 / Levi – 07984749255

Website: http://www.alordiapromotions.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/meetmetheremk

Sarkodie – You Go Kill Me (Azonto)

Ghana’s fastest rapper Sarkodie has finally released the video to the azonto anthem ‘You Go Kill’ featuring EL. The song which came out some few months ago generated a lot of hype for new dance craze in Ghana, AZONTO. Subsequently videos of people doing the azonto appeared all over the internet, with a compilation video of senior high schools in Ghana doing the azonto and Afro Mask Azonto in London on youtube proving to be the most popular videos around.

The official video of ‘You Go Kill Me’ was shot by Phamous Philms and sees “you know say money no be problem” rapper putting on his swag for a lady who seems uninterested in his advances and girls and boys doing their own versions of azonto behind a colourful graffiti backdrop. The video is well shot and includes cameos by Sulley Muntari and Castro among others doing the popular dance.

I think the boys did the azonto better than the girls?

What do you think?

Check the video out below:

By Yaa Nyarko

Tiffany – Rock My Body

Tiffany’s dance anthem: is Ghana ready?

I saw Tiffany’s latest video ‘Rock My Body’ some few days ago and my initial response to the song itself was quite negative. Why? Simply because it was a club tune. With funky and afrobeats reigning in Ghana at the moment, a club tune was the last thing I expected to hear coming from Ghana. And yet there it was.

Tiffany, who burst into the music scene last year with the highly popular ‘Fake London Boy’ song has established herself firmly in Ghana, proving to be one of the few female artists in Ghana who can hold her own on the mike. Her follow-up single ‘Last One’ ft Castro was a hit, and she recently performed at the Hiplife Festival with the likes of Kwabena Kwabena, Ruff & Smooth, Stay Jay, Atumpan and others at the Indigo2 in London.

So I was expecting a lot from this song. After my first listen of ‘Rock My Body’ I immediately dismissed the song and was really disappointed. But then I got thinking, was I listening to the song with my afrobeat/funky/hiplife frame of mind or my club/dance frame of mind? Because let’s be real, it was not what I was expecting to hear. A lot of music coming out of Ghana now has a distinctive sound, and having been bombarded with so many funky tunes in the last couple of months, I wasn’t expecting anything different. But after a few more listens, ‘Rock My Body’ grew on me. If like me you loved Chris Brown’sYeah 3x’ and ‘Check It Out’ by Nicki Minaj ft Will.I.Am, then you’ll like this one, as ‘Rock My Body’ is kind of like a crossover between the two.

I can understand why this song might not go down well with some listeners as it’s not what we’re used to hearing from Ghanaian artists. However it’s a catchy tune, and I rate Tiffany for stepping out of the box and doing something different. I can easily picture a song like this being played in clubs here, and if Ghanaian artists want to tap into the international market, then diversifying their music and not just catering solely Ghanaians is definitely the way forward.

Check out the video and let us know what you think?

By Yaa Nyarko

Hiplife and Afrobeats Festival LIVE…

London Goes Afro-beat Crazy with Hiplife Festival Just weeks after Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee launched his own Afro-beats show in London, the genre seems to be having a sway on mainstream music with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Sway and Tinchy Stryder confessing to be fans. Hiplife which originally derived from Afro-beats is Africa’s version of Hip Hop.

The music genre thrives everywhere in Africa especially Ghana and is now hotting the dance floors of London. Alordia, WestCoast UK and Abrantee, the same organisers that brought the O2 Ghana Independence will be bringing you the Hiplife Festival and After Party. The 30th of September 2011 will see a line up of Ghana’s biggest Hiplife artists such as: Ruff n Smooth, Stay J, Tiffany and Kwabena Kwabena.

Asamoah Gyan headlines Ghana Independence event

It’s that time again; Ghana will be celebrating its 54th independence on the 6th of March – The day the country pioneered a revolution in to become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain political independence in 1957. 54 years on and the country is still cited as an example of stability and steady growth.

With their tremendous success in events in the UK and Ghana such as Hiplife Festival, the Kente Dance and the annual Ghana Independence celebration, Alordia Promotions, Westcoast and DJ Abrantee in association with Choice FM are bringing you  this year’s Independence celebrations but with a surprise.

For the first time