Tag: Ghana Music


New Hit Single by D Black called Oh Vera!

VERA!

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The new swag hit by the one and only D-Black.

I guarantee you if you listen to this azonto/ hip hop tune you’ll be singing it throughout the whole week! Yep I guarantee, with the catchy pidgin lyrics “Ebi me wey you do me Like dat?”

The music video features a newly fresh signed artist by D- Black, who goes by the name Joey B( check him out guys). My great applauds to the creative Mr Zeph who filmed and edited the music video.

This music video has set the bar for me, especially when it comes to the Ghana hip-hop scene. The high school swag, hip hop theme and creative animation all worked effectively for me.

A successful video yet again by D- Black.

In the music video we see how D- Black truly loved “VERA”, however the beautiful, curvaceous “VERA” has more cards to play other than just the poor D- Black. He scrambles to keep her through reminiscing all he has done for her, but sadly fails when she’s off again with another fella.

“Herh! I fool Paa I now see… Ooh VERA”.

Check out the Video! And tell us what you think.

By CLOUDIA

Ghana Music Awards Europe

MUSIGA Endorses Ghana Music Awards Europe

 

The Ghana Music Awards Europe (GMAEU) ceremony has been going on since 2003. It used to be known as Ghana Music Awards UK but has been changed to cover all of Europe. However, this year’s edition is the first of its kind to have a collaboration with the Musicians Union of Ghana, MUSIGA.

An official signing of this collaboration was held this morning at the Head Office of MUSIGA in Accra. Ace Radio Presenter, Kwesi Aboagye was on hand as a representative of the GMA Europe Board and Bice Osei Kuffour, the President of MUSIGA signed on behalf of MUSIGA.

For his welcome note, Bice Osei Kuffour expressed his support for the GMA Europe and also mentioned that it is an avenue for Ghanaian music to be showcased to not just Ghanaians living abroad but also to foreigners. Kwesi Aboagye, who represented the GMA Europe in Ghana expressed his joy at the marriage between the two unions and hoped that it will progress to greater heights.

The short ceremony was graced with the presence of some of the National Executives of MUSIGA as well as some of the nominees for this year’s GMA Europe.

The actual event will come off on the 24th of November in Sync London and is expected to be hosted by Kwami Sefa Kayi.

This collaboration means MUSIGA endorses the event and will contribute to the event in its entirety. It is in line with the objective of MUSIGA to promote Ghanaian music worldwide. As part of the agreement, a special category is to be created to recognize the MUSIGA Outstanding Artiste of the Year.

There are a total of 10 public voting categories and 3 honours award. This year’s ‘Life Time Achievement’ with a convincing select committee votes, will go to the Ghanaian internationally acclaimed musician Daniel Amakye Dede for effortlessly combining the guitar hi life style of playing and his unique talent.

Invited performers include Tiffany, Asem, Amakye Dede, Charles Amoah, George Darko, Fuse ODG, Tinchy Strider, Mista Silva, Sway plus UK’s best DJs in rotation playing the best in Azonto, Hiplife, Hilife, RnB, Funky House, and Soul Full Garage for the after party.

Source: Ghanaweb

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

GH’s fastest rapper isn’t done yet!

Sarkodie is to issue Two more albums this year!

 

Sarkodie picking up 'Artiste of the Year' at the 2012 Ghana Music Awards

 

The award winning Artist of the year (2012), Sarkodie ‘opidiponbidi’, says he will be releasing two albums this year.

In a recent interview with Hitz FM, The rapper disclosed that one of the albums is ready to drop, and the other one is still in the process.

According to Sarkodie, the first album is a hip-hop themed album titled *Mind Game* a collaboration with Jay-So which is targeted for his worldwide audience as well as hip-hop lovers in GH.

The second album, he said, will be a Hi-LIFE themed album which will feature some of the BEST artistes he grew up listening to such as Kojo Antwi, Oheneba Kissi, Daddy Lumba and Daasebre Dwamena.

Unlike other artists that take a long break, Sarkodie says he’ll never rest, all he wants to do is to work to bring his fans the best of music.

He made it clear that he had plans before the 2012 Ghana Music Awards, and now that it is over, it is time to continue from where he stopped.

For his future plans, the ‘You Go Kill Me’ hit-maker said he has tours, charity events and a couple of shows ahead of him.

Sarkodie performed the second part of his Rapperholic concert in Kumasi before the awards and afte, did a couple of shows in Ghana before performing in Malaysia.

He is back and says the next step for him is to tour some regions of Ghana to be followed by a Canada tour in June.

Sarkodie has now won the Artiste of the Year twice and says being in the artiste of the year category was a blessing to him, adding that he thinks his fans and management supported him a lot hence they make sure he wins awards every time he is nominated.

By CLOUDIA.

Get ready this summer!

Ghanaian Upcoming Events:

New, Funky, & Fresh!!

GHANA Music Awards 2012

Hosted In LONDON

 

WANT To enlighten your summer this year???

 Ensure you give this event a warm welcome.

It’s NEVER been before hosted in London….

But will be on 25th August,

 With VENUE yet to be confirmed

Our LONDON will be hosting and firing off with…..

The ‘GHANA Music Awards 2012….

 The night will light away with LIVE performances internationally, and many more surprises to be unleash.

BE THERE…This event is not to be missed,

Tell a Friend to Tell Another,

LONDON will be BLOWING Away with LAUGHTER…..

Prepare Ladies and Gents with your GLOWING Attires,

Bring Moves that will imprint yet mesmerize the CROWD….

As The Night will be…A splendid night to remember…

MeFiRi GHANA

Say With PURE Emphasis….

“A MUST EVENT”!!…..

By Trey’ C

New azonto banger…

P Man – ‘Inner’

 

If like me this weather has been getting you down, making you long for the hot sun of Ghana, then here’s the song that’s guaranteed to put a spring in your step. ‘Inner’ produced by Rudeboi, is the latest azonto banger from South London rapper P Man.

With an infectious beat that gets you moving in no time, ‘Inner’ is the perfect pick-me up tune to b brighten your day so check it out below!

Follow P Man on Twitter: @PManLDN

By Yaa Nyarko

Music news…

CHEMPHE RECEIVES MASSIVE SUPPORT FOR TAKORADI OIL RAVE

 

Ghanaian RnB singer Chemphe

R n B is currently on a very slow pace due to few involvements as compared to Hip life and Hip-hop, and has led to the genre being sidelined by most award concerts in the country. Chemphe is very passionate about the growth of R n B in the country and has pledged to boost it to a greater height in the country this year by various R n B rave concerts. He is expected to release his double album in summer 2012. The ‘New Day’ album which was released in Norway last year was one of the fastest selling on iTunes in the YMCAs calendar.

 

Chemphe is set to release a full album entitled ‘Purple Kiss’ which has hit singles ‘Number 1’ featuring Dr Cryme, ‘Kiss Me’ featuring 4×4 and Funny Face, ‘Left Over’ featuring Laxio, ‘Independent Lady’ featuring
Ball J
and more. E-Jam Records, the official management team addressed the public in a separate interview that Chemphe will concentrate on performances in Ghana this year since the artiste spent most of his time performing on international platforms in 2010 and 2011. They added that the artiste has really improved on his stage performances and will be a very good addition to any world-class event.

This Saturday 21st April 2012 at the Paragon Night Club in Takoradi (Western Region, Ghana), the public will witness the official launch of the first ever R n B rave in Ghana dubbed Oil City Rave. E-Jam Records mentioned that it’s about time the country gets used to rhythm and blues to help grow and put Ghana on the International platform. Adez, FOI and Scooby Seela are just few of the artists scheduled to perform, with DJ Nyaami providing great songs for the night. The programme is powered by Jamming Spot on Zepto, Bongani Jewels, Paragon Fm, Viasat 1, stepoutghana.com, ameyawdebrah.com, ghanamusic.com, ghanacelebrities.com, Gino xxl Amsterdam and more.

By Yaa Nyarko

Another azonto banger!!

T.O & Stunna Kid – ‘Shigege’

 

As we all know azonto is reigning supreme in Ghana music scene at the moment, and over the past few months we’ve seen the azonto flag being raised by Ghanaians everywhere, be it in the UK, Europe or US.

Two artists currently representing Ghana music and azonto in Germany is T.O and Stunna Kid with their latest video ‘Shigege’. With a banging beat by Mox Kito and production by DannySoundz, ‘Shigege’ is a very catchy azonto banger that is guaranteed to get you moving wherever you are! The azonto track is set to be very popular indeed, having received over 3000 views on YouTube in just one day.

In the video, we see T.O and Stunna Kid hit the streets of Hamburg doing the azonto! They even have a ‘shigege’ dance for chorus which one can easily learn in no time. As artists the boys also have great chemistry and their swagger in the video is on point! ‘Shigege’ also features cameos from Ghanaian/UK artists Mista Silva, Kwamz, Flava and Skob, who are currently flying the flag for Afrobeats in the UK.

A Mefiri Ghana interview with the boys will be coming soon but in the meantime check out the video below!

Downlaod ‘Shigege’ on Soundcloud:

By Yaa Nyarko

Another hit in the making…?

Nana Boroo and SK Original team up again for new track!

 

 Remember the highly popular track ‘Ahayede’ by Nana Boroo and SK Original back in 2010 and the ensuing controversy about which artist owned the rights to the song? Well it seems that Nana Boroo and S.K Original have decided to bury the hatchet by hooking up again on another track.

According to SK, real name Sokpo Kokou Fabrice, Boroo called him last month to feature on his new track entitled ‘Nsem Pii’. He agreed to feature on the track to show the youth and fellow musicians that all is forgiven and forgotten between the two.

 

He further elaborated, “When you are at peace with everyone, God showers his blessings on you. You cannot continue to be at war with people and expect God to bless you. ‘Nsem Pii’ is a wonderful piece and I also have a couple of tracks I want to feature Nana Boroo on.”

‘Nsem Pii’, which was recorded by Kilbeatz, according to Nana Boro, is set to be a big hit once it hits the air waves.

Speaking about the reconciliation with SK, Boroo added, “I believe the two of us can make a very big impact when we team up. It is normal for people to misunderstand each other sometimes but that does not mean they must forever be enemies. There was a misunderstanding between us and thank God we are back again.”

By Yaa Nyarko

Music News…

Eddie Kadi and Funny Face record new single ‘They Doubted’

 

London based comedian Eddie Kadi and Ghana’s number one comic, Funny Face have teamed up to record an interesting yet entertaining song titled “They Doubted”. Funny face who recently performed for the first time in the UK as part of Ghana’s 55th Independence celebrations shares his insightful experience in London.

The track is produced by E.L and co-written by female rapper Tiffany.

 

 

You can download the track here:

http://www.4shared.com/mp3/X_xEfQZn/Funny_Face__Eddie_Kadi-_They_D.html?