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Dr Cryme on the gospel radar…

DR CRYME REPENTS, MANAGER DISCLOSES

 

Dr Cryme is one of the fastest growing new celebrities in Ghana whose specialization including singing, rapping, acting and more. He was outdoored through the biggest exposure party in Ghana’s showbiz history by E-Jam Records in June 2010, which almost led to a stampede at Bacardis Night Club and Sports Bar and further led to the closure of the pub for a minimum of six months for rehabilitation.

He further embarked on numerous socially active projects including being a UN volunteer for climate change, which further facilitated a clean-up exercise at “Chokor” in Accra. He further launched his “Finally Finally” album in 2011 and performed on numerous platforms in Ghana. He won the Most Influential Artiste for 2010/2011 music calendar at the High School Honours, Golden Heart Award in UK, became an Ambassador for Kids and Traffic Campaign, won Best Hiplife Song at Ghana Music Awards and further became the Samsung brand ambassador, joining Didier Drogba, Beyonce Knowles etc on the same platform.

It is not surprising that his gospel song “It’s You” produced by Mix Masta Garzy and video shoot and edited by Nana Asihene had nomination at the 2011/2012 Ghana Gospel Awards. Dr Cryme’s song “It’s You” has been nominated for Best Alternative Gospel Song (text 6DC to 1739) and Best Alternative Video (Text 7DC to 1739). He is poised to win both awards since the song and video are both on various charts and doing well abroad.

The manager of E-Jam Records, Mr. Korsah-Brown disclosed that the video was officially shoot in the UK after the Miss Ghana UK event somewhere in the third quarter of 2011. The video was however changed due to the concept and other issues with the offshore shoots. Korsah-Brown added that it always feels good to be nominated for an alternative award since the song and video was created not for awards but to express an appreciation by the artiste to his maker. He added that D Cryme’s “More Fans” video will go commercial in July.

 

Future of Ghanaian Music…

‘Wanlov the Kubolor’

 

‘Wonlov the Kubolor’ uncovered!

Do you know who he is?

Do you know where he hailed from?

‘Do you know Wanlov the Kubolor’?

Why the name, what does Kubolor mean?

I was quite confused with the name myself however found out that Kubolor is a Ga word and its means a vagabond.

The man himself was born as Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu.

The Romanian born was born to an Ashanti man and a Romanian woman; he is the brother of Ghanaian model and TV show host Deborah Vanessa Owusu-Bonsu, Kubolor was born into fame.


Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu is fluent in Twi, English, Romanian, and Pidgin. He began rapping his favourite lyrics with high school friends and performing the local circuit in Cape Coast & Takoradi in Ghana while attending Adisadel College.

Kubolor also known as Spooky, was very much known for his performances which mainly was influenced by artists such as Busta Rhymes and Snoop dogg.

His talent, charisma, and lyrical skill landed him in the United States of America (to pursue higher education), and whilst there, he proved his skills in the freestyle circuit of the south.

In just two years of residence in Temple, Texas, Wanlov won citizens of the local emcees in the Central Texas area.

Wanlov’s widely acclaimed versatility is heard on his debut album “Green Card”, released in 2007 on his return to Ghana after a 7-year stay in the States. Being nominated at the 2008 Ghana Music Awards for “Discovery of The Year”, “Record of The Year”, “Video of The Year” & “Hip Hop Song of The Year”, shows that Kubolor’s contribution has made a strong impression on his people. Already being referred to as a classic in less than a year since its release, Kubolor’s debut album went on to capture the hearts and minds of the people all over the world.

Wanlov has collaborated and shared stages with Femi Kuti, The Gorillaz, Nneka, Bashy, Zwai Balas, Reggie Rockstone, Little Brother and more. He has been featured on BBC 1XTRA, BBC World, BBC Network Africa and Al Jazeera’s “Playlist”. He is also part of an Afropop duo known as the FOKN Bois, made up of himself and M3nsa. Together the FOKN Bois wrote and star in the world’s first Pidgen Musical Film titled “Coz Ov Moni” which is touring cinemas and film festivals around the world.

To Catch With The Kubolor Himself,

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At the last year GUBA Awards, Kubolor attended the event barefooted in an Afro-Printed Wrap. In regards to his style of music, I actually found his genre quite different compared to hiplife – it is more like old school hip hop, intertwined into hiplife, I guess you will need to check out his music yourself.

MeFiRi GHANA Would like to say a BIG thank you to Kubolor for stripping the success within him, and shining what he has to offer to GHANA and the world.

We wish you all the best.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/wanlov

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/wanlov

FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wanlov-the-Kubolor/38082860831

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wanlov

By Trey’ C

 

 

 

 

Trigmatic: voted “Best Rapper”

Towards the late part of 2010 we were hearing that there was a new artist who was tipped to be a BIG hit. We were also hearing that there was an artist who had a song that related to the Me FiRi GHANA T-Shirts too. When we were in Ghana we heard a song along those lines but we thought we were dreaming.

But Trigmatic also know as Nana Yaw Oduro has released an official video for his hit track MiFri GHANA. Trigmatic is also the recent winner of the “BEST RAPPER” category and received his award at the 2011 Ghana Music Awards (GMA) where he also gave a memorable live performance

Things are definitely just beginning for the award winning artist so stay tuned. In the mean time watch his official video above and spread the word about Trigmatic and be proud to represent and say “Me FiRi GHANA

We are sure you’ll be hearing some more about Trigmatic this year from Me FiRi GHANA