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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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Koo Ntakra officially Unveils Art Cover for ‘Akuaba’ Album.

MTN Hitmaker season 2 winner, Koo Ntakra has officially unveiled the art cover for his debut ‘Akuaba(Priceless) album online.
The young rapper and his management under Rackus Production and Bullhaus Entertainment prior to the end of 2014, launched the album to the public but majority of his fans and music lovers across had no idea of what his album cover was, as it was kept until now.
In a short interview with reporters in Swedru, where Koo Ntakra is believed to have recorded with some of the big shots in the industry earlier on this week, the Powase hitmaker said, “my team and I had to wait till now to officially release the cover art for this priceless album, all because as the name tells, we wanted to put out there something which will not only sell Koo Ntakra, but be of a lasting memory to all whenever it is looked at, meaning the wait”.
Ntakra took to his social media pages to announce the release of the album art after almost 3months into it launch, stating, ‘The wait is over! Finally #Akuaba album cover art is here.’
He further went on to thank MTN,proud sponsors of the album, Rackus production & Bullhaus Entertainment as management, his Powase team , the engineers and all his fans for the immense support.
Meanwhile, the Akuaba album is officially online on iTunes and other digital online music shops for purchase.
iTunes link to Akuaba(Priceless) Album; HYPERLINK “https://itunes.apple.com/album/id971389551#.VO9fEPbQ5jF.facebook” https://itunes.apple.com/album/id971389551#.VO9fEPbQ5jF.facebook

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Burna Boy launches new record label. ‘Spaceship Entertainment’

Nigerian afro pop star, Burna Boy has finally set up his own record label 8 months after parting ways with his former record label,Aristocrat Records in June 2014.

Burna Boy’s new record label is called Spaceship Entertainment and he confirmed while tweeting from his verified Twitter account with with over 178,000 followers saying: ‘My Official Record Label twitter and Instagram account is up Spaceship_ent please follow and share.’

Recall that Burna Boy signed a 2-year deal with Aristocrat Records in 20102 which was set to run out in 2014 and he parted ways with the
label in mid-2014 when his contract with the label supposedly expired but in controversial circumstances.

When Burna Boy left Aristocrat records, he flirted with the name BBG, Burna Boy Goons on social media a lot and it was believed it is the name of his own label, however, the singer opted for Spaceship Entertainment.
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Samini on his 6th studio album

After a successful 10-year celebration of his musical career (which had a crowd overflowing 12,000 at Trade Fair in December 2014), Samini is stopping for no red lights at all. He has shifted gears and soaring to a higher level with work on a new album he disclosed via a press release a while ago.

.He is back in the studios cooking his 6th studio album titled “BreakingNews”. According to the energetic live band stage rocker, the upcoming album “BreakingNews” features a continental and cross-over studio jobs featuring Ice Prince, Phyno, sassy Tiwaa Savage and a lot more ‘heavyweight’ musicians in Africa and beyond. Producers working on this album, he admitted are Brainy Beatz, JMJ Baby, JR and a lot more.

Samini stands as the “most decorated” Ghanaian musician who has won several awards, notable among them are MOBO, MAMAs , IRAWMA, Channel O, EME nominee among others – he was the first ever Ghanaian Dancehall & Reggae act to have won such awards years ago, and still very relevant in the industry with many successes. 

He is currently in the USA working with other international engineers (names with-held) – whom he says would be mixing and mastering his works there for a heavier prodution. 

“After my 5th album #NextPage I’ve decided to reintroduce myself to the world yet again (especially after the 10-year-milestone). I need to prove a different side of me to the world so I settled on #BreakingNews as the title of the 6th album, which comes with a completely new direction. 
Stronger Management Team too with another office in the USA (as well as the other in Accra, Ghana). I’m putting all the necessary resources to get this album ready by April 2015″, Samini explained.

 Meanwhile, a new joint called “Hotter Fyah” one of the smashing hit singles off the #BreakingNews album is due for release soon, it was produced and mixed in Jamaica on the “Highlife Riddim.”

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Coming up this weekend: #TheTakeover with top female Djs from Ghana and beyond

With each passing day, more women are picking up mics, or their headphones and getting behind the decks. On the 28th of February 2015, Beat Phreaks are bringing an all-female lineup of DJs and emcees to The Republic.

#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.

#TheTakeover is creating that necessary platform where female DJs and emcees as well as spoken word artistes can be heard.  The upcoming edition of the event features 4 DJs ( DJ MJ, DJ Mitchy, DJ Hannah Mac from the UK, and DJ Pam Bam from Berlin) as well as 3 energetic emcees (Mz Fu, Ms B.redd and Solace) who are poised to deliver exciting performances.

#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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‘Shoki’ crooner, Orezi and Gallaxy to rock Ghanaians at ‘Back 2 Campus Party’

 

Foreign Students Association of Ghana (IFSA-GH) in collaboration with All Tertiary Institutions will be presenting ‘Shoki’ singer, Orezi in a show dubbed, ‘Back 2 Campus Party’ at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10am to 9pm with Ghs30 and Ghs20 bus fee.

In chitchat with the Nigerian ‘Shoki’ singer, Orezi confirmed that he indeed has been billed for the ‘Back 2 Campus Party’; indicating that he will be honouring the event solely because of the enthusiasm Ghanaians have shown him and the massive response to his song;

“I accepted the performance invitation simply because of the mad love Ghanaians are showing me. I see it on social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and my Nigerian friends living in Ghana do tell me Ghanaians especially the ‘gehn gehn’ ladies like the ‘gehn gehn’ (–) guy,” he confirmed.

Adding, therefore “I have to come and give them the ‘gehn gehn’ things physically on stage.”

On what fans, patrons and students who will be attending the event should expect; the ‘Shoki’ singer said, “my fans, students and everyone who will be there should expect the new me. It’s a new year and I will be releasing my debut album soon which will represent me and not the same Orezi they know.”

“But, indeed it’s going to be redefined ‘gehn gehn’ master displaying the new me in Ghana at the Back 2 Campus Party a day after Ghana’s 58th Independence celebration,” Orezi declared.

The ‘Back 2 Campus Party’ also have Ghanaian Afro-beat and Highlife duo, Gallaxy and Bastero.

Speaking to Gallaxy on what patrons should expect, they said; “Gallaxians should come out in their numbers and let’s have a blast on the day.”

‘Back 2 Campus Party’ is a Foreign Students Association of Ghana (IFSA-GH) and All Tertiary Institutions initiative is powered by E-Style Production and supported by Honking Investment, Mr Candy Ghana, Y-FM 107.9, Voltic Mineral Water, Hitz 103.9FM, — ShowbizGH, and HDMedia Tv

The institutions include UG-Legon; UPS; Ghana Technology; GIJ; KAAF; Blue Crest; West End; Jayee; IPMC; SMU; AUCC; Accra Poly; Wisconsin; Regional Maritime; Radford; KNUSTFord; Regent; Islamic; Ashesi; Marshalls; Central; Data Link; Zenith; City Campus; All Nations Kings; Valley View; Garden City; Methodist; CELPS; Pentecost; GCUC; BMFI and AIT.

For inquiries, please call; 0264110110, 0571111111 and 0265605664.

By: Ama Larbie

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AIRLLY EVENTZ :EASTER FIESTA 2015 GRAND LAUNCH

#VoltaRegion is preparing to for the biggest Show in the month of April courtesy AIRLLY EVENTS #EasterFiesta2015 .

DATE FOR THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH:1st March,2015.
VENUE: Pledge Beach – Aflao.

Follow your trusted Events & Artistes Promo portal  Showbiz GH for all updates Twitter:@ShowbizG @TeamShowbizGH @EnochShowbiz  Instagram: @ShowbizGH fb: www.facebook.com/ShowbizGHLive

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Gallaxy features their loyal fans in a new music video.

Afrobeats and Highlife music group Gallaxy has featured their loyal fans in their upcoming music video ‘Ye mame’ directed by Xbills Ebenezer.

‘Gallaxians’ as they are affectionately called were costumed in Harbour City Recordz branded T-shirts and play some specific roles in the video.

Gallaxy subsequently shared a picture on their official Facebook page [ www.facebook.com/GallaxyOfficial]  to express how grateful they were shooting with their loyal fans .. View some of the pictures below ..

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