Dansoman rapper Yaw Nanna brings back the golden age with “DC Freestyle”

Dansoman rapper Yaw Nanna brings back the golden age with “DC Freestyle”
Rapper Yaw Nanna might be new on Ghana showbiz scene, but he sounds straight out of the Dansoman Hiplife golden era with his latest freestyle titled “DC Freestyle”.


It’s no doubt that Dansoman was once the home of Hiplife and the suburb of Accra has churned out some of the best musicians the country has ever had.
From Kokoveli, Tic Tac, KK Fosu, Nana King, Ex-Doe to Samini, Dansoman was once the powerhouse of Hiplife but now, the game has totally changed making the town lose its title.

But, in order to restore its power, emerging rapper Yaw Nanna, who is the C.E.O of Gold Coast Records and also signed unto Chalimuzik, takes the bull by the horns with his latest audacious freestyle.

The 3 minutes freestyle starts with an official endorsement from the King of DC, Samini.

“Yes, yes, people out there, this is an official endorsement. Watch out for your boy, Yaw Nanna, baddest rap sensation to hit the scene. You’ve never heard anything like this in a long time,” the “My Own” hitmaker endorsed.

In the freestyle shot by Sling Shot HD, Yaw Nanna and a few Dansoman boys are seeing trekking through the town dropping hard bars after bars and calling for full support.

But the question is, can Yaw Nanna conquer and restore Dansoman’s crown?
See the full freestyle below and judge for yourself.

 

Shatta Wale endorses Eye Judah

The Ghanaian dancehall fraternity has proven to be one of the genres which faces much competition amidst challenges, controversies and tittle-tattle just to stay relevant. You hardly hear a top notch act promoting a fellow act who does the same genre.

But bingo!!.. The dancehall king SHATTA WALE (real name Charles Nii Armah Mensah) has broken the yoke.
In one of his itineraries of celebrating his Birthday, SHATTA WALE shared a recently released song of EYE JUDAH who is signed under FREEDOM CRY RECORDS via his Facebook page.

The fast rising dancehall artiste who goes with the tagline “Radical gingerman” is one of the few dancehall Artistes with conscious lyrical dexterity and Adept stage craft. It wasn’t a surprise to see shatta wale endorsing his work because if truth should be told without favoritism, the young chap deserve to be a household name.

I’m the best female rapper in Africa – Eno Barony

Officially signed to 2MG Music, a label owned by multiple hit producer Mix Master Garzy, Eno Baronyformerly Eno, in a recent interview declared she has finally arrived in the music business with rap music to that effect.

Eno, one of Ghana’s finest female emcees deeply rooted in rap music said she is the best and finest female rapper in Africa. Known for her pregnant lyrical prowess, energy and efficiency on a beat anytime, any day she clearly stated that most of the female acts in Africa are into singing which makes the rap game male-dominated, therefore she is blowing her horn as the best female rapper in Africa front lining and championing the female rap course.

 

Eno Barony, she is calling on other female acts heavily rooted in rap music to work and go hard on their rap skills as it will go long way in helping to diversify the growth of the industry and will also expose their talents to the outside world and music lovers at large. Lamenting on how the female rappers are ignored by the industry, she expressed how it actually dispirited the upcoming female rappers which makes it very difficult for them to excel doing rap music as female. This situation makes a lot of female rappers turn to become singers which in a way affect the industry’s growth.

She emphatically stated that she is nowhere near quitting or giving up on her career as the best female rapper in Africa. According to her, what Ghanaians and the world at large have seen her do were just the tip of an iceberg. Interestingly she proved music fanatics that she really means business by releasing a single with Sista Afia titled “d33d3w”, the song is making waves locally and internationally.

 

Seemly she is yet to truly declare her stand as the best female rapper by dropping her yet to be released album christened “Yaa Asantewaa”. She confidentially asserted that “I see myself an A-listed artist, not an underground act”. In her opinion, every artist has his or her own following in the music circle, she is playing her role in the rap genre of music and performing on many event platforms.

 

Drawing down the curtains, the hip-pop diva said some Ghanaian artists are doing exceptionally well with their music across the borders of the country. Such acts include Stephanie Benson, Sarkodie, Samini, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, et al. These acts are being recognized on the world stage and also winning prominent awards for the country. She pleaded that, stakeholders, promoters, DJs, bloggers and Ghanaians in general to support and help push the Ghana music, our pride to that effect, to the world. This, in turn, can get more Ghanaian acts international awards nominations, which they equally stand chances of winning many categories on the global market.

 

Africa1Media opens Entrepreneur Masterclass with Godwin Tom to empower Talent Management.

The development of the creative arts infrastructure is essential as it is a tool to ensure the enhancement of its growth.

With the vision of empowering and enhancing the African Creative Arts Industry through the provision of top-notch professional business and legal advisory services, whiles educating the industry through its Thought Leadership Programs, Africa 1 Media proudly presents the Creative Entrepreneur Series. The event is slated for the 3rd of November 2017 at the African Regent Hotel from 8am to 5pm.

 

With support from the Ministry of Arts and Culture, and Community Change Incorporated USA, the 1 day session will feature talent manager and brands expert, Godwin Tom, the CEO of IManage Africa, a firm that focuses on developing tailor-made strategies that suit the business needs and goals of many entertainers and individuals in the creative arts industry in Nigeria.

 

The objective of the masterclass is to empower and educate both aspiring and established talents, their teams and other music industry players on how to bridge the gap between the arts and entrepreneurship. The class will also enlighten the participants on the many challenges and solutions within the industry from legal, to business, and everything in-between.

 

With almost 10 years practical experience in talent management, Marketing, Public Relations, Image Consulting, Branding and Publishing, Godwin brings professionalism to the Entertainment environment with an in-depth understanding of industry demands. Godwin has worked with Nigerian heavyweights such as MI Abaga, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Ice Prince among others.

 

Speaking at the session together with Godwin Tom, will be the founder of Africa 1 Media and Managing Partner of CQ LEGAL AND CONSULTING, Cynthia Quarcoo.

 

Certification will be awarded to all participants at the event.
To register or inquire about the Creative Entrepreneur Masterclass, call 0550240396 or send an email to info@africa1media.com

 

Ghanaian Dancehall Diva AK Songstress Set To Unveil Maiden Album “History” On Her Birthday

AK Songstress To Unveil “History”   Maiden Album On Her Birthday
Her powerful voice, style and lyrical proficiency earned her an instantaneous musical success after she unveiled her first single dubbed “Di Emprez” in 2013.

Following her consistency on churning out good music to the masses, music aficionado have highly anticipated her maiden album and here we go, the Paradise Entertainment songstress is set to break boundaries with her forthcoming album christened “History”
The Acclaimed “King of Queens” of African reggae and dancehall music AK Songstress has finally announced the unveiling of her maiden “History” album via her social media Platforms.

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The 19 track video album perfectly touches the theme of the songs on the album as the “Overdose” singer  and troubadour paired the singles with beautiful visuals filmed and directed by  Xpress films, Esianyo Kumordzie, Rex, EGYA Bucknor and Steve Gyamfi.
Ak Songstress will celebrate her birthday with the Launch of her album “History”, on the 25 of November, 2017 at Hortical Night Club in Accra. The graceful event will witness  a night of partying and performances from all the top musicians in Ghana as she dedicates the album to her fans.

The “History” album features africa’s greats such as  Patoranking, Stonebwoy, VVIP, EL, Guru, 4×4, and other Jamaican legends including Sizzla Kalonji.
According to management of AK Songstress, Paradise Entertainment, the album will be available for sales at the launch and also on all digital platforms and online stores.

Wondering why the album is dubbed “History” , and the world famous and superstar who will make an appearance at the album launch, Make it a point to be there to support the queen.

 

Story by: Jullie Jay-Kanz

Singer P3si releases visual for “Luk B4 U Leap”

Rising Ghanaian vocalist, P3si has released the official visual for his latest track titled “Luk B4 U Leap” (Look before you leap).

“Luk B4 U Leap” is a motivational Highlife jam with a little blend of Jama vibes.

The track tackles trust issues and how one can be courteous in the world full of traitors and ungrateful beings.

Directed by Kofi Awuah II, P3si is accompanied by a few friends to perform the song live at a beach located in Accra.

The video was released under Sosv Classic Music record label.

Enjoy the full video below and don’t forget to share your views with us.

Strongman Readies Next Single Under Sarkcess Music

Rapper, Strongman, is set to release a new single which will be his second under record label, Sarkcess Music.

The Next Big Thing In GH Hip Hop winner, Strongman, blew the masses away after releasing “Transformer” which featured award winning singer Akwaboah.

The new tune which will be released soon is tittled “Odasani” and might feature one of the top musicians in Ghana.

Strongman was the second artist who got signed unto the Sarkcess Music record label by BET award winning rapper Sarkodie, after Akwaboah, who contributed massively in Sarkodie’s fourth album, “Mary”.

Strongman has been tagged as Sarkodie’s successor due to his good delivery and heavy punchlines behind the microphone as a rapper. 

The song will be available for purchase and downloads on your favourite music portals

Publish breakdown of the GH¢ 2m – Gallaxy to Obuor

Some musicians in Ghana are still not convinced by Obuor’s account of how the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) used the GH¢ 2 million given to the music industry 5 years ago.

Music duo Gallaxy who are not satisfied with accounts made by MUSIGA President Bice ‘Obuor’ Osei Kuffuor, told Citi Showbiz that the President should publish a breakdown of how the money was spent.

“We doubt his figures. How can you use GH¢ 800, 000 for research, another GH¢ 800, 000 for music festival, and share the remaining for your administration? They should give us the breakdown. We want to know. They should publish it in the media for us to see,” they said.

Gallaxy added MUSIGA has disappointed the music industry by using the government fund for things that were not the industry’s priority.

“We have a lot of pressing needs like performance centres, studios and others. They have just wasted the money and must account for it into detail. They must account for every pesewa,” they noted.

Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview with Citi Showbiz, the President of the Musicians Union of Ghana explained that the union used the budget allocation judiciously.

According to him, the government granted only two of the components they presented in their proposal and so could not have used the money for all the other things the musicians are suggesting.

“…after reading through our proposal, the government said it could only grant two of our requests and those components were what the 2012 budget statement for the arts captured,” he said.

Obour further explained the GH¢ 2 million was earmarked for impact assessment of the music industry and the 2012 Music Fair, as was captured in the 2012 budget statement.

According to Obour, about GH¢ 800,000 used to pay for the research and its execution (eg. Paying research consultants) and GH¢ 800, 000 was also used for the Music Fair. About GH¢ 400, 000 was used for Institutional Strengthening and GH¢ 100, 000 was given to the Ghana Association of Phonographic Industries for their administration needs.

He said the results of the research has benefited the industry in diverse ways and is hopeful its long-term effects would manifest with the passage of time.

The GH¢ 2 million was given to the music sector in 2012 as part of government allocation in its fiscal budget.

Gallaxy, noted for hit songs like ‘Bokoboko,’ ‘Qualities,’ ‘Dab,’ ‘Gborgborvor,’ ‘Holla at Me’ and Woti Ate which takes a swipe at the MUSIGA President.

Listen to ‘Woti Ate’ below:

 


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DXD SET TO RELEASE MOVE 2 DA VIBE VIDEO FT KAKA.

Fast Rising Afro-beat Hiphop Sensation DXD a couple of months ago was in Europe embarking on a few career errands,One of which was to shoot the Music Video for his Global smash Single “Move 2 the Vibe” which features one of Denmarks fine and versatile Music Talents KAKA off his 15:00 EP.

The Video was shot in The City of Copenhagen,Denmark and was Directed by One of Denmarks Renowned Video Directors AZUZ ABOU and his Team.

Around the same period DXD was also seen gracing the stage of the BET best International act Africa Stonebwoy’s “Come from Far Europe Tour” which made a stop in Denmark,Club Sopavelonen to be precise. Your guess is as good as mine when DXD is involved.

After the Release of His Debut EP 15:00, in May this year,there has never been a dull moment for The Afro-beat Star.

“Move 2 Da Vibe” visuals when released would count as DXD’s third Music Video in 2017 and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon.

U can Subscribe to his YouTube Channel “DXD MUSICGH” by clicking this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCvRO9yu79MviAoVe0iU8g to be the first to see move 2 Da Vibe when it drops. Meanwhile,enjoy the previously released videos.

 

Meet the new king of rap – Asante The Alpha

New rap artiste Asante the Alpha has just released the audio and the visuals to his hip-hop heavy tune ‘Mee Gye’.

The 4 minute plus song is just Asante staking a claim for the title as the best rapper in the country and after listening to the song you could concur that he indeed has got some point.

The song is laced with word play jabs and exceptional Twi lyricism on a great hip-hop beat that will leave you bumping for more.

 

The video which was directed by KP Selorm of MiPROMO Media is also eye catchy as the various scenes depict the ruggedness to which he claims the rap king title from a figure he describes but doesn’t name.

 

Further on ‘Mee Gye’, Asante repeats that he is the new king of rap with his style being authentic and the rest fake.

 

He calls out your favourite rapper by rapping about him being here to strip him of his crown.

 

He doesn’t stop there as he says he’s here to rule going on to even describe your favourite rapper’s tongue twisting rap style as ‘nonfa’. Nonfa is something that makes no sense.

 

This wouldn’t be the first time Asante has called other rappers out to his throne ascension desires.

 

On his hip-hop song ‘H33333r’ the rapper spoke about the ills in the industry and a whole lot. Asante rapped about there being only 7 top musicians in the music game in Ghana. Hold that’s not all.

 

On ‘Mee Gye’ and ‘H33333r’ Asante just cut through everyone whilst also thumping his chest as the best rapper in the country. Do well to listen to ‘Mee Gye’.

 

Stream the audio here

Jonilar