Tag: Hip Life


Parry Time -An oldie but a goodie

Old skool Daddy Lumba

Share your favourite memories of this song here at Me Firi Ghana.com.

You know how it goes aunties and uncles telling you to dance promising the winner gets £1, you dance so hard till your feet hurt, doing the running man with all your strength yet you never ever get that £1 how annoying.

Ghanaian Dance: Kids Azontoing

 

check out this video!!

I’ve certainly heard of the saying Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold. Quoted by  Joseph Chilton Pearce

These kids are  definitely The bright future of GH, Ghana’s next Michael Jackson, slim buster and Usher have arrived.

Sometimes we can underestimate how much potential kids really do have and it can start with something as small as this to something as big as the likes of MJ or Usher.

  

Cloudia K

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

Ghanaian Celebrities: Ruff-N-Smooth

 

‘She get swagger, she be sweet like banana, she dey come from Ghana, ah ah she’s a diva!’ If you don’t this song then I really question your Ghanaian identity! And it’s not too late to jump on this song because I guarantee you will love it! Ruff-N-Smooth have made an impact on the Ghana music scene since their debut single ‘Swagger’, was released in August 2009. Since then, they have had success with their follow up singles ‘Sex Machine’ and ‘Azingele’ which features S.K Blinks.

Ruff-N-Smooth is made up of the duo Clement Baafoh (Akhan) and Ricky Osei Agyemang (Bullet).Though they had previously been on the music scene, it wasn’t until they teamed up together to form their group that they gained recognition not just in Ghana but in the Ghanaian communities around the world. ‘Swagger’, beat songs like Obrafour’s ‘Kasiebo’, V.I.P ‘I Think I Like Am’ to become the most played songs in public places and the radio in 2009.

Their release of their debut album ‘Life is Rough and Smooth’ on 14 September 2010 also proved to be hit, spawning the party anthem ‘Azingele’. The duo blends various styles of music, including R&B, reggae, hip-hop and afro pop to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Their popularity has made them sought after musicians, playing gig after gig and shows after shows not just in Ghana but in Canada, US and Europe.

Things are definitely looking good for the duo as on March 30th they were unveiled as the new addition to Hype Records based in Canada. With a contract signed for the next three years, they hope that the management of their new label will take them a step closer to their dream of making it in the international music scene. They are now set to release their second album and there’s no doubt that they will not disappoint. In the beginning it was Ruff but it’s definitely Smooth sailing now for Ruff-N-Smooth!

Yaa Nyarko

DJ Ras Kwame in Accra on Radio 1 tonight at 9pm!!!

Make sure you catch this on the most influential radio station in the country Radio 1 tonight at 9pm. As part of Radio 1’s international music focus, DJ Ras Kwame spent 2 weeks in Accra learning about the thriving music scene.

Also, click here to listen to Ras Kwame’s last Radio 1 Ghana special which broadcasted on Saturday night. UK DJ Richy Pitch delivers a Ghana-influenced Wake Up Mix inspired by his time there recording his latest album, while on the live music side, UK-based Ghanaian rapper M3nsa gives us a Maida Vale Session. Plus the Hottest Homegrown record comes courtesy of another Ghanaian – Lethal B.

Celebrity Profile of Sarkodie

Sarkodie, or ‘Obidi’ as he likes to call himself, is a hiplife/hiphop musician from Tema who has carved a name for himself within the Ghanaian music industry since the drop of his debut album ‘Makye’. Born Michael Owusu, Sarkodie began his career in the underground scene, where his participatiton on ‘Kasahare’, a show on Adom FM in Ghana where aspiring MCs came to battle won him a sizeable recognition from the public.

However Sarkodie became a household name in Ghana with the release of his album ‘Makye’ in April 2009. The album proved to be successful, producing many hit singles such as ‘Babe’, ‘Borga’, ‘Lay Away’ and ‘Alter’. In that same year, Sarkodie was signed to Akon’s label Kinvict Music, which is also home to Ghanaian/UK rapper Sway.

Ghana Music: Celebrity Profile of R2BEES

Faisal Hakeem and Rashid Mugeez, popularly known as R2Bees are a hip hop/hiplife group.

The name R2Bees comes from their mantra “Refuse to be broke” and they are part of an upcoming music style, GH Rap.

Mugeez was formerly known as Gogome and has featured on tracks for the lights of Samini.

During the 2009 Ghana Music Awards, the group were nominated for Discovery of the Year, Hip Life/Hip Hop artiste(s) of the Year and Afro Pop Song of the Year.

Back in January, there were reports of tension between the group and officials at the Charter House venue.

It was claimed that they had expressed concerns that the foreign company was organising the Ghana Music Awards instead of the Musicians Union of Ghana.

Some of their songs include: Up Inna De Club and Yawa Girl.

Their biggest hit to date is Kiss Your Hand (Yes, there is a video!)

Written by Tamara Obeng

Ghana Music: Celebrity Profile of Rapper ASEM

Known in the music industry as A.S.E.M, Nana Wiafe Asante-Mensah is a Ghanaian hip hop artist.

The rapper, turned Journalist was born in Ghana’s Central Region, Cape Coast and is the youngest of five boys.

After settling in Accra around the age of 6, he attended St John’s basic school in Achimota.

Music websites believe his love for rapping developed as he used to sneak into older pupil’s quarters and listen to hip hop artists.

He later formed a group named the “Frontliners,” but they soon went their separate ways in the pursuit of their education.

But it was when he met Richie, a singer and producer that would seal his name in the GH Rap scene. A.S.E.M became signed to Richie’s label Lynx Entertainment.

From 2006 to 2008 he enrolled into the Ghana Institute of Journalism from 2006 to 2008 for a diploma in communication studies. (Click here to read more)