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Mista Silva drops visual for “Cool It Down” Feat EL

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MOBO Nominee and UMA Winner Mista Silva fresh of a trip to Ghana, hits us with “COOL IT DOWN” feat award winning Rapper and Sarkodie producer EL. This track is yet another taster off his forthcoming EP “Let It Off”.

The fruitful trip to the motherland, which has seen him collaborate with the likes of R2Bees, Bisa Kdei and a handful of other African superstars, has also yielded a fun times video, shot on Ghana’s Ada beach resort, taking influence from Jay Z and Kanye’ West’s popular track “Ottis”.

Both Mista Silva and E.L prove yet again everything is possible and nothing but themselves are a tall order.

Check out the vid for cool it down below

Me Firi Ghana (Me_FiRi_GHANA)

EL to perform at Love Afrobeats Festival

EL to perform alongside P-Square, Wande Coal, May D, Fuse ODG and more at Love Afrobeats Festival at London’s HMV Apollo

Ghana’s most iconic rapper EL joins the likes of P-Square and Wande Coal to perform to a demanding audience this summer for the Love Afrobeats Festival

Carnival weekend sees Nigerian music heavy weights P-Square headline the most anticipated and most talked about show at the London HMV Hammersmith Apollo on 26th August 2012. The duo will be bringing their outstanding live performance to the UK once more and will join a stellar line up of African artists.

The Love Afrobeats Festival which is a cultural celebration of African music is organised by the biggest African promoters, Cokobar, SMADE and Phoenix Global Media. The festival is set to take over the 5000 capacity venue with performances from the biggest musical forces including Mavin’s Wande Coal, Square Record’s Mr MayD and Ghana’s finest E.L and Azonto sensation Fuse ODG as well as two of the most promising upcoming UK-based Afrobeat artist DL and Ezi Emela who will be bringing the summer back with their anticipated performances.

The founder of Cokobar, Ropo Akin states: “Our aim each year is to exceed and be better; and to provide entertainment that encompasses what African music is about, what Afrobeat stands for”

With the rapid rise of Afrobeats in the UK and around the world, the genre has been widely accepted within other genres of music with collaborations from hip-hop’s leading man Rick Ross and P-Square to Fuse ODG and funky house veteran Donaeo.

Following the success of the Afrobeats Festival last year, this year is set to be bigger and better with the addition of Ghanaian artists and a few surprises.

The Love Afrobeats will be hosted by comedian Elenu. Tickets are now available via www.cokobar.com

Ghana Rising Black Star…

Uprising Ghanaian Rapper – Introducing: Young Ice

Young Ice, hailing from both Ghanaian parents, was born as Amon Ogyiri. However he uses the stage name Young Ice, due to Ice being his nickname. The 23 year old was born in Accra, GHANA, but is currently based in New York USA.

MeFiRi GHANA meets the man himself, an up and coming rapper who tells us a little about himself and what he has to offer Ghana…

 

1.  MeFiRi GHANA: What Are You About?

Young Ice: I am an unsigned artist, currently pushing my movement GMH (Ghana Made Hustlers) which promotes the culture of Ghana through entertainment. I have a strong passion for what I do as at the end of the day, it’s beyond music.  My passion for music, entertainment and the Ghanaian culture will hopefully help develop Ghana into a better country.

 

2.  MeFiRi GHANA: What influenced you to start rapping?

Young Ice: I am Ghanaian Hip-hop artist, the influence to my rapping was in fact, my love and passion with poetry from an early age. Writing poetry helped me release my emotions and thoughts onto paper, and transferring poetry on to a beat simply made it music.

I would say the likes of Maya Angelou and 2pac Shakur inspired me to write.

 

3.  MeFiRi GHANA: Which Ghanaian Artists Are You Currently FEELING?

Young Ice: I tell you I’m feeling a lot of GH artists out there, there is huge talent coming out of GH, which is being recognized over in the states. At the moment I am feeling music coming from El, Sarkodie, and Efya just to name a few.

I would like to work with many of the talents out of GH. If to choose, I artists such as E.L, Efya, Sarkodie, Edem, Raquel, Blitz the Ambassador, just to name a few. They are very innovative and creative when it comes to music and I am the same way.

4.  MeFiRi Ghana: Has Our Culture Influenced Your Talents?

Young Ice: Yes indeed, I would say my culture has influenced my talents in many ways. Being exposed to African music has helped me to be very versatile, it has also given me the ability to story tell which is very familiar in the African culture.

 

5.  MeFiRi GHANA: What Have You To Offer GHANA?

Young Ice: I have a lot to offer to Ghana. For starters I recently designed a bracelet called Ashanti Beads. This bracelet was designed to help bring change & help to Africa. A percentage from the sales of the Ashanti Bracelets will be donated to the Youth Icons of Ghana, a Non Profit foundation; hopefully this will bring better understanding and the importance of education.

I don’t want to let you guys know all the details so I guess Ghana will have to wait and see what I have in store for us, Knowing that Ghanaians are hard to impress, I have a great deal ahead of. (Chuckle)

 

6.  MeFiRi GHANA: ‘WO DOR GHANA’- (Do You Love GHANA)??

Young Ice: Of Course, I strongly love Ghana as it is my place of origin.

I enjoy everything within our Ghanaian culture, our music, our food, our child hood games, stories told by the elders and it being passed are all elements of the Ghanaian culture that I love.

 

7. MeFiRi GHANA: Have You Heard Of US Before?

Young Ice: Yes of course, through Twitter

 

8.  MeFiRi GHANA: Where Can we catch up with you, On updates & latest movements

Young Ice: Check Me Out Below;

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/YoungIce_GMH

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/YoungiceGMH

Tumblr:  http://therealyoungice.tumblr.com/, http://gmhlyfestyle.bigcartel.com/

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee

 

MeFiRi GHANA

A Huge thank to Young Ice, a true Rep of a Ghanaian Rising Black Star, We Welcome you warmly on board.

MeFiRi GHANA Love the Ghanaianism you bring to the community, both to GHANA as well as in the States. We love the act of sheer kindness you create in helping our Country through charitable creative ideas.

We can already see you shooting off like a black star, with sprinkles of success showering you.

With yet more success to follow, we wish you the best.

By: Trey’ C

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

Coming to a city near you…

EL’s Upcoming Tour In LONDON this June!!!

Diis is Crazeeee Chaleeee!

The “Obuu mo” artist has been making hits, after hits, after hits. Excited EL fans must be delighted to know his tour is literally just around the corner.

I’m not just a big fan, I’m a fat fan of EL, and I must say this tour is one not to be missed. The GH rapper, who simply cannot stick to one genre, is a genius when it comes to making music.

This is one Artist I can call *Versatile* with No doubt!

Check out his tour promo video:

By CLOUDIA

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