Author - Jonilar

Gallaxy thrill thousands of fans at Green Fm Easter Concert.

Ghanaian music group Gallaxy  yesterday  wowed thousands of  fans with a scintillating performance at the Arboretum Canopy Walkway in Bunso in the Eastern region.
The show which was attended by a good number  of music lovers from all walks of life was organized by Green 88.3 Fm with the Highlife and Afrobeat music group being the guest performers.
The group entertained  the crowd with their stage craft and  popular hit songs particularly Bokoboko,Holla at me,Tweaa and Ye Mame which immediately threw  fans into dancing.
Here are some pictures from the event  for your  viewing pleasure.

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HEADLINE: Mark Okraku Mantey has nothing good to offer – Gallaxy’s management.

The management of Ghanaian Highlife and Afrobeat group,Gallaxy is not happy with Mark Okraku Mantey for his recent comment on Gh One Tv’s  talk show  the Pundit  hosted by George Quaye that the management’s marketing strategy did not help the  group to earn them nomination in the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

However,the management of the group  has reacted to his comment by saying;  “Mark Okraku Mantey is a hypocrite who has nothing good to offer Ghanaian music industry than negatively criticizing people’s effort.This attitude  has manifested his way of assessing people’s performance.He is the same person who can not do a quarter of the work we have done” said the manager Gideon Narh.

He continued to add that,
Gallaxy is Africa’s future and they have a long term plan as a record label towards achieving that goal.

“If there are other tangible reasons Gallaxy didn’t have a single nomination in the VGMAs, he should state them than this weak and mischievous excuse” he concluded.

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Ages Africa unleash his Reggae album ‘world of love’

Ghana’s promising Afrobeat and reggae sensation ‘Ages Africa’ has finally released his much anticipated ‘World of Love’ Album.An  Afro-Reggae version.
The album is a compilation of songs that talks about love and also show case the alternative music side of a Africa as continent that is deeply into music.
‘World of Love’ is a twelve tracks  album with each song being a master piece .The album has more than one producer  working on it.It has a good number of Ghanaian master crafts handling the production.The dynamic nature of the rhythms make it commercial to suit the interest of it listeners.
‘World of Love’  was released on 3rd February,2015 and currently being sold world wide digitally by  Island Music Group  on iTunes and other music download platforms.
 Kindly follow the link to purchase :
Http://ITunes.apple.com/us/album/world-love-afro-raggae-version/id965450529

Get social with Ages Africa:Twitter/Facebook/Youtube: @AgesAfrica

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The ladies are back!

On the 28th of March 2015, Beat Phreaks in collaboration with the Brown Berry Show and Yoyotinz will be at The Republic with a special edition of their monthly series #TheTakeover.

#TheTakeover is a journey to unearth the best in female talent in an industry that’s mostly male dominated. The target is to increase awareness and followership for these acts as well as encourage other females to step up to the challenge of getting behind the decks or picking up the microphone. This is to project a positive image of the craft and blur that distinction between male and female DJs or emcees, as well as encourage other females who have secretly developed an interest in those arts to pursue it.

This month’s edition of the event is meant to commemorate GH Hiphop month which is a month set aside to celebrate homegrown Hiphop music – the artiste and culture as a whole!

The upcoming edition of the event features 4 DJs (DJ Tipsy, DJ Mitchy, DJ MJ and DJ Keyzzz). The ladies will be hosting a slew of Ghanaian Hiphop heads such as C Real, Trigga, Ian Jazzi, Terah AM and many more to mark the end of GH Hiphop month.

#TheTakeover is slated to be a monthly event. Expect a crazy line-up of females at the Republic Bar and Grill in Osu every last Saturday of the month from 8pm till late.

#TheTakeover is more than music, it’s a statement! Entry is FREE!

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Mau Mau-affiliate and veteran Kenyan hip hop artist, MC Kah, collaborates with conscious, Ghanaian crooner and rapper – Delasi, on the song ‘Accra Nairobi.’

ABOUT SONG 

Song release date: October 30, 2014

Mau Mau-affiliate and veteran Kenyan hip hop artist, MC Kah, collaborates with conscious, Ghanaian crooner and rapper – Delasi, on the song ‘Accra Nairobi.’ From classism to corruption, these dope MCs seem to infuse all of Africa’s ever-rising woes.

In a mix of Ewe,Swahili and English, they call out ‘political prostitution’ and a never ending cycle of corruption that seem to be equally manifested in the cities they represent. In his native Ewe dialect, Delasi asks us to take action; ‘Tso na vu wodu’ which translates: “Get up and free your country!”

Africans must hold their leaders accountable just as the Burkinabes are right now. MC Kah echoes this and reminds us of the great heroes of the countries- Kwame Nkrumah and Dedan Kimathi, who fought for their respective nations and Africa as a whole, to attain independence and the common vision of unity. It’s now our turn, as Kah goes on to say: ‘let them know that their sweat was not in vain, but is the reason that elevates the Ubuntu spirit. ‘Accra Nairobi’ is the new mantra for unity in today’s Africa.Remember not to be only listeners of the word but sharers as well. Enjoy!

‘Accra Nairobi’ audio link: https://soundcloud.com/emcee-kah/accra-nairobi

Accra Nairobi’ video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkFcsBmvA4s&feature=youtu.be

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Brand new music:Delasi -Why

On his latest release the Ghanaian born, Nairobi resident artist, Delasi, teams up with Japanese producer Junknuts. ‘Why’ is a question we all ask on a regular basis- in this song Delasi puts the question to the world. A world that he sees in turmoil.
The ‘Conscious Crooner’ also known as the ‘Soulgod’ has a lot on his mind and while he does not expect answers anytime soon, he asks us – and he shares his message that we should all have hope- despite the turmoil.
The song is looking at the world today, and Africa in it. The latest plague to hit the continent is Ebola, This has not escaped Delasi and in the line ‘biological weapons in the air in our food identical’ he refers to exactly this pandemic. He then continues to ask questions to the world about the human thirst for blood – what is this ‘Infatuation with murder’ ? While he doesn’t wait for the answer he does encourage that we instead  ‘spread love lets live in harmony’.
Delasi is currently working hard to finish his first album ‘thought Journey’ and if you are lucky it just might be under the tree for you this Christmas.
‘Why’ Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/delasi/delasi-why
Check out his website: http://www.delasimusic.com/

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All you need to know about ‘Delasi’ the Musician

Delasi is a down to earth concerned citizen of Ghana, a committed friend of the environment, a visionary who believes in sharing his dreams of a better world and he is the Soul God.
Delasi developed love for music at a very young age with a lot of influence from his parents’ countless collection of records. His passion for music knows no bounds, as this is what gives him the greatest joy. Delasi’s sound has a fusion of R&B, Soul and Hip-hop.
This conscious crooner has the ability of sweeping people off their feet, drawing his audiences in when they hear him perform live.

These days he’s venturing into new experiments with Afrobeats, Pop and some Dubstep. His music is generally political and talks about societal issues from the poverty stricken in society to the corrupt governments not doing their jobs.

He also speaks about several other issues addressing the everyday man, relationships and matters of the heart.Being a student of the fine arts, Delasi explores his talents not only through music but also poetry, illustration, playwriting and acting.

He has not only appeared on Citi FM’s Writer’s Project, but has performed at the Ehalakasa Talk Party, Alliance Francaise, Dubois Center, Nubuke Foundation, Goethe Institute and Chale Wote Street Arts Festival.

The most memorable performance to date is the Rufus Green in the Park where he opened for and performed on the same stage as Koo Nimo and George Darko, two highlife greats.After an appearance at the World Poetry Day event held at the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) House, The Accra Mail, a local newspaper publication described Delasi’s single ‘Where Do We Go’ as a ‘painful wail from a young man who even at his tender age seemed to have had a fair share of Weltschmerz’.

It goes on to add that his ‘rap about corruption, the lack of direction and the lack of ideas on how to move a nation forward by its rulers was hard to take but somehow you did not want him to stop’.
The video for this song was rated number 7 on Star Africa’s top 49 songs of 2013[1] (see link below). Delasi is very optimistic about the future looking forward to it with the kind of prophetic eye that has governed his writing.

As a conscious singer, he believes Life is simply not about gathering wealth and riches. ‘The only fulfillment one can truly have in this world is in giving back to the world. I have been blessed with these gifts that I have to account for, and I wish to better society by sharing my talents through the messages and observations I relay’.

Delasi has made this personal philosophy manifest in workshops where he works with kids to bring the joy of music into their lives. He hosted two workshops in  Jamestown at the Chale Wote Street Arts Festival 2013 and since then he was the manager for the ‘Unheard ‘’Voices’ 2014 project where kids from Jamestown and Laterbiokorshie were taught how to write and perform songs.
He plans hosting more workshops in the future as well as getting some musical tuition for some of the kids.

Delasi is also an activist and friend of the Earth and has joined the Ghana Youth Environmental Movement (GYEM) in a protest against the mining of coal in Ghana. The movement is continuously battling with the Ghanaian government and Delasi plans of doing music and video campaigns to support them.

Unheard Voices Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ESTRPRKZuM

Interact with Delasi on the social media.
Twitter: @DelasiMusic
Facebook: Delasi
Instagram:SoulGodDelasi

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Hecta: The Volta ‘Bad boy’

Hecta born Anthony Duse Hecta is a Hiplife performing artiste who hails from the Volta region of Ghana in West Africa.His musical interesting started rising during his Senior High School days at St Pauls College in Denu.

After successfully mentoring the likes of Obrafour,Tinny,KRS One among others for years,he then released his debut in 2012,a commercial single ‘Evuna’ featuring one of Ghana’s award wining rap act Guru.

He became the people’s choice with appearances on major event platforms which were aired live on television a cross the country and worldwide via the internet.

His ability to sing,rap and simultaneously dance energetically keeps him on top of his game.
Hecta has worked with some well known Ghanaian musicians including Dobble,Yaa Pono,Gallaxy,Stay Jay and still working industriously to take his music to the masses both in Ghana and beyond.
He is currently signed onto Showbiz GH which will be working towards the total growth and development of the Hecta music brand.

Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @HectaGH

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/hectadevolta1

YouTube: www.Youtube.com/HectaOnline

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Introducing ‘Ages Africa’ a budding musical talent

Awoonor  W.G Selorm musically known as ‘Ages Africa’ is an  Afrobeats and Reggae performing artistes who also double as a poet  from Ghana in West Africa.

Ages Africa is a graduate of Ghana Telecom University College with a Bsc degree in telecom engineering. He grew up in a typical African home which has directly impacted on his way of life and the style of composing music and   poetry in that regard.

“Music is a respected discipline and I treat it as such. I’m committed to using music to reach and touch the heart of many people in Africa.

Ages Africa does not only sing but also well at playing some of the musical instruments with special attention on the guitar and piano.

He started music professionally in 2009 and he has successfully compiled his debut. A reggae album, dominantly  “Lover’s rock” which is already doing  well on iTunes and available on other digital download platforms. He is however working on loads of Afrobeats that will subsequently be released for the music lovers out there to enjoy.

The solo singer who is already getting recognition on the Ghanaian music scene with his singles is looking forward working with some of the good musicians on the African continent.

Connect with Ages on the social media.

Twitter & Facebook: AgesAfrica
Youtube & Googleplus:AgesAfrica

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#VGMA2015: Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Nominations

Artiste Of The Year
Daddy Lumba
Stonebwoy
Guru
Edem
MzVee
Sarkodie
Samini

Vodafone Song Of The Year
Seihor – Castro Feat. D-Black
Ne3 Woho B3to Wo – Daddy Lumba
Adonai (Remix) – Sarkodie Feat. Castro
Koene – Edem Feat. Lil Shaker & Ice Queen
Baafira – Stonebowy Feat. Sarkodie
Pooley – Guru
Selfie – VVIP
Iskoki – Samini
Alpha & Omega – Selina Boateng Ft. Uncle Ato
Hymn (Pentecost Soree Nwom) – Evang. Diana Asamoah
Highlife Artiste Of The Year
Bisa K’dei
Daddy Lumba
Afriyie
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Of The Year
Stonebwoy
Ras Kuuku
MzVee
Samini
Kaakie
Episode
Gospel Album Of The Year
One God – No Tribe
I’m Grateful – Selina Boateng
Jesus Be Too Much – Gifty Osei
Hymn (Pentecost Soree Nwom) – Evang. Diana Asamoah
Songwriter Of The Year
Bisa K’dei – One Of Your Own by Efya Feat. Bisa K’dei
Wiyaala & Melissa va da Spuy – Africa by Wiyaala
Afriyie – I Do by Afriyie
Obour – Odasani by Obour Feat. M.anifest
Ne3 Woho B3to Wo – Ne3 Woho B3to Wo by Daddy Lumba
Hip-life/Hip-hop Artiste Of The Year
E.L
Edem
Sarkodie
Guru
Pappy Kojo
D-Black
Joey B
Best New Artiste Of The Year
Episode
Pappy Kojo
MzVee
Emelia Arthur
Wiyaala
Vybrant Faya
Gospel Artiste Of The Year
No Tribe
Koda
Selina Boateng
Gifty Osei
Joe Mettle
Anita Afriyie
Evang. Diana Asamoah
Best Collaboration Of The Year
Koene – Edem Feat. Lil Shaker & Ice Queen
Alpha & Omega – Selina Boateng Feat. Uncle Ato
Baby Dance – 4×4 Feat. Davido
Adonai – Sarkodie Feat. Castro
Seihor – Castro Feat. D-Black
Love Rocks – Sarkodie Feat. Samini
Baafira – Stonebwoy Feat. Sarkodie
Hip-life Song Of The Year
Pooley – Guru
Sehor – Castro Feat. D-Black
Selfie – VVIP
Personal Person – D-Black Feat. Castro
Iskoki – Samini
Adonai (Remix) – Sarkodie Feat. Castro
Album Of The Year
Wiyaala – Wiyaala
Books & Rhymes – Edem
Necessary Evil – Stonebwoy
Re-Vee-Lation – MzVee
I’m Grateful – Selina Boateng
Record Of The Year
Tontonti – Afriyie
Tinambaynyi – Wiyaala
Nkwa Abodoo – Koda
One Of Your Own – Efya
Book Of Hiplife – VVIP
Love Rocks – Sarkodie Feat. Samini
Highlife Song Of The Year
Ne3 Woho B3to Wo – Daddy Lumba
Saa – Bisa K’dei
Lobi – R2bees
I Do – Afriyie
Baby Dance – 4×4 Feat. Davido
Afro-Pop Song Of The Year
One Of Your Own – Efya Feat. Bisa K’dei
Koene – Edem Feat. Lil Shaker & Ice Queen
Spanner – Itz Tiffany Feat. Fuse Odg
Killing Me Softly – R2bees Feat. Wizkid
Tinambaynyi – Wiyaala
Dangerous Love –Fuse ODG Feat. Sean Paul
Gospel Song Of The Year
Kyere Me Kwan – Emelian Arthur Feat. OJ & Esther Smith
Yento Nkyia – Gifty Osei
Osabarima – No tribe
Alpha & Omega – Selina Boateng Feat. Uncle Ato
Nkwa Abodoo – Koda
Adehye Mogya – Anita Afriyie
Hymn (Pentecost Soree Nwom) – Evang. Diana Asamoah
Reggae Dancehall Song Of The Year
Show Them Love – Ras Kuuku
Ronaldo – Kaakie
Love Rocks – Sarkodie Feat. Samini
Mampi – Vybrant Faya
Natural Girl – MzVee Feat. Stonebwoy
Baafira – Stonebwoy
Best Male Vocal Performance
Afriyie – I Do
Koda – Nkwa Abodoo
Daddy Lumba – Ne3 Woho B3to Wo
Joe Mettle – Turning Around
Best Female Vocal Performance
Efya – One Of Your Own
Becca – Tell Me
Wiyaala Tinambaynyi
Raquel – I Won’t Cry
Jael Wiafe – Keep On Believing
MzVee – My everything
Hip-Hop Song Of The Year
Realer No –Pappy Kojo Feat. Joey B
Shots On Shots – Sarkodie & Ice Prince
American Passport – E.L Feat. Joey B
Wave – Joey B Feat. Pappy Kojo
The One (Remix) – Edem Feat. Sway
Finish Line (Remix) – Dee Moneey Feat. Ice Price, J Town,
M.anifest, Paedae & Reminisce
Best Rapper Of The Year
Sarkodie – Shots On Shots
E.L – American Passport
Guru – Keep Walking
Edem – The One (Remix)
Best Music Video Of The Year
Baby Dance – 4×4 Feat. Ice Prince | Clarence Peters
Move – Becca Feat. Uhuru | Nicky Campus
The One (Remix) – Edem Feat. Sway | Gyo Gyimah
Koene – Edem Feat. Lil Shaker & Ice Queen | Gyo Gyimah
No Shortcut To Heaven – M.anifest Feat. Obrafour | Garth
Von Glehn
Setewaa D3nky3 – D-Black | Justin Campus
Adonai (Remix) – Sarkodie Feat. Castro | Nana Asihene
Best Group Of The Year
VVIP
4×4
R2bees
No Tribe
Producer Of The Year
DJ Breezy | Seihor – Castro Feat. D-Black
Bodo Stalger | Ne3 Woho B3to Wo – Daddy Lumba
Street Beat | Adonai (Remix) – Sarkodie Feat. D-Black
Magnom | Koene – Edem Feat. Lil Shaker & Ice Queen
Dakay | Baafira – Stonebwoy Feat. Sarkodie
Ball J | Pooley – Guru
DJ Breezy | Selfie – VVIP
George Forest | Hymn (Pentecost Soree Nwon) – Evang. Diana
Asamoah
Shadrack Y.| Alpha & Omega – Selina Boateng
African Artiste Of The Year
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
AKA (South Africa)
Don Jazzy & The Mavin Group
Patoranking (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

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