Jah Phinga Nominated For Afrima.

Jah Phinga Nominated For Afrima.

Ghanaian Reggae and Dancehall musician,Jonathan Segbefia,popularly known as Jah Phinga has been nominated for this year’s All African Music Awards,Afrima

The announcement was officially made on the awards official website today Friday 18th August,2017. He was nominated in the same category with 2Baba,Bebe cool,Henok and Mehari Brothers,Juliana Kanyomozi,Qritiqal,Shan’l X Magasco,Shatta Wale,Sinishaw Legesse and Timaya.

The independent artiste’s nomination came to many as a shock because he is not fully blown,breaking that gene of musicians getting into the mainstream market before getting recognized by big platforms and schemes like Afrima.

Jah Phinga started music about a decade ago,participated in reality shows,performed on many stages and has countless singles and features to his credit as a musician. Fast forward to 2017, the ‘Missing you’ hitmaker released ‘Boo bae’,’One world,one people’, the most popular and Afrima nominated song among others.
In few days,he will also release the official video for his song,’Hold me’ directed by Dela Finn.

All Africa Music Awards,Afrima, is designed to promote the distinct rich African music worldwide, engaging millions of fans by propelling African music to glorious pinnacles beyond the borders of Africa. The date for the main event is yet to be announce.

Full nomination here …

https://www.afrima.org/index02.php

 

‪Kurl Songx Releases Video For ‘Whistle’. ‬

‪Kurl Songx has released the video for “Whistle” the second single off of his yet to be titled studio album. ‬

‪The video starts off with Kurl Songx spotting a girl he immediately gets attracted to. ‬

‪The great thing for him is, the girl was coming out of the house so he has some chance to wax her lyrical. Well my lady isn’t the least moved with Kurl’s emotional lines. A soldier forever lives to fight another day so does Kurl Songx return to conquer the fort and win her. ‬

‪Released by Highly Spiritual Music / Steaman Entertainment Inc, the track is an infectious, exuberant celebration of falling in love.‬

‪Now, this new release means Kurl Songx ready for the music business when it comes to new era of music.‬

‪Another exciting announcement from the singer is also that he’s going to release another single with the ‘baddest’ dancehall female artiste in Ghana now.‬

Watch the video here

‪Awuley Releases Track-list for Upcoming ‘CourtRoom’ EP. ‬

‪Fast rising Afrobeat & Hip-Hop music artiste Awuley is set to launch his debut EP this year on the 1st of September 2017, following his successful singles ‘Only You’ and ‘Awantu’ which are both off his yet to be released ‘CourtRoom’ EP. The Bembem Music front-liner Awuley currently has his new video for ‘Only You’ and been featured on some amazing records for some mainstream artist which are soon to be released project.‬

‪The 5-track EP has production credit to DJ COLY, REFEER TYM, AND JAY FYN GODWIN (Lead Guitar), Awuley currently has his first official video out for Only You first single off the ‘CourtRoom’ EP‬

‪Check out the track-list for ‘CourtRoom’ EP below set to be release on the 1st of September 2017.‬

‪1. No Trouble ‬

‪2. Awantu ‬

‪3. City Hard ‬

‪4.Only You ‬

‪5.So Much Love ‬

Listen to .Awuley – Awantu (Prod. by DJ Coly and Reefer Tym) [Download] off the ‘CourtRoom’ EP

Watch “ONLY YOU: Video Below…

 

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KNII LANTE, RAS KUUKU AND KOJO KOMBOLO TO SET ACCRA REGGAE WEEKEND IN MOTION

Roots Addiction, 4Syte TV and MUSIGA have sealed a deal with reggae, dancehall and afrobeats artistes, Knii Lante, Ras Kuuku and Kojo Kombolo to stage the very first Accra Reggae Weekend event slated for Friday 1st September to Sunday 3rd September in Accra.

 

The three-night, three-venue, weekend-long event that would be a monthly affair will be hosted by Roots and Soul, Dansoman on Friday, Champs Sports Bar and Grill in Paloma on Saturday and Bermuda Bar in Abelemkpe on Sunday.

According to Kwasi Nyarko Ofei aka Root Eye, Director Reggae Department of MUSIGA, the line up has been inspired by the quest to put the best foot forward ‘since massive energy would be needed to power the circuit that would establish reggae music as the new cool’ he stated. Big Hills Band will back all three artistes throughout the mini tour of Accra.

To make the concerts wholesome reggae parties, two-time Reggae DJ of the year award winner, King Lagazzi of Lagazzi Sounds International and Hitz 103.9FM and reggae and dancehall heavyweight, Selekta Fatt will warm up the venues with their unparalleled ‘selekshans’, from foundations to contemporary before the Big Hills Band mount the stages to power up the artistes.

Music industry players have admitted that reggae has now been really packaged for the consumption of real ravers due to the plush venues at which the Accra Reggae Weekend concerts are being held.

 

Source: Team

Ghana Djs Will Soon Have No Option Than To Promote Us – Koqromoti

 

“Soon GH DJs will have no option than give us the attention we deserve… the street is real.”. These are the words of Ghanaian musician Koqromoti. According to the musician, the street is so real when it comes to songs they demand for and DJs can not deny them.

Most people in recent times don’t get their songs played on radio for several reasons. The dominance of foreign songs is one major problem facing the Ghanaian music industry and if what looks like Koqromoti’s prophecy come to pass will save many struggling-talents.

A concern group in the music industry recently started public advocacy for 80% of Ghanaian music on our radio stations and this call will also add some kilos to the ‘fight’.

Koqromoti is an independent musician under Koqnation and working hard to get his music recognized. He has a couple songs and a video to his credit and recently shared the same state with the likes of Edem,Magnom,Lil shaker at the Afenorto Festival at Mepe in the Volta region.

– story by: Jonilar

Donzy,DCryme,Ephraim,Kwesi Arthur And Others To ‘Roll Up’ With Stay Jay

Saturday,19th August,2017 will go down in history  on Ghana’s Entertainment calendar as African Star boy,Stay Jay is set to hang out with some of Ghana big musicians,fans,supporters,industry insiders at an event dubbed,”Roll Up With Stay Jay” at the Tema branch of Vienna city.

The much anticipated event will also see stay Jay outdoor a new song with a colourful music video to announce his presence back on the music scene after going on the low for a while.

“Roll up with stayJay” will also feature guest performances by Dcryme,Donzy,Kwesi Arthur,Ephraim and many more.

StayJay is no new name,the Ghana Music Awards winner has many hit songs to his credit notable among them is ‘Shashiwowo’,’Sue’ and ‘Baby’

Some of Ghana’s best disc jockeys will be behind the turn table to dish out great tunes back to back so tell a friend to come out let’s roll up with stayJay at the Vienna city.

 

Watch one of StayJay’s music video featuring Mugeez of R2bees.

ZONE THREE 6 EXPANDS AS IT DEBUTS ON GH ONE AND DSTV WITH NEW VJS AND EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

One of the Continent’s leading Award Winning and most syndicated Television shows makes a comeback for Season 4 with exclusive music content from across the continent and an introduction of 4 new faces to elevate the brand and further establish it as one of the most patronized content on Television in the continent.

 

ZONE THREE 6 TV is an urban contemporary music and lifestyle channel, borne out of the need to create rich compelling contents for a global youth audience.

It is one of the biggest and boldest youth entertainment brands on the continent. Focused on expertly curating the best of the best in music and engaging youth in social conversation, the multi-genre, multi-platform network offers breaking music news, videos, artist interviews, exclusive performances, and original programming.
The show is known to fuel the rich cultural conversation of music. It champions youth, nurture their creativity and stand up for the issues they believe in. And of course, music is at the heart of everything it represents.

The show is set to air on Saturdays at 4pm on GhOne Television and on DSTV Channel 329 Monday to Friday for an hour from 4-5pm.
This marks the birth and eventually morphing of the brand into a full blown Television Channel as announced by the outfit earlier this year.

‪IFLIX SECURES ADDITIONAL $133 MILLION FUNDING, LED BY HEARST‬

Follows successful global rollout of its service in emerging markets

 

CAPE TOWN, AUGUST 8, 2017 – iflix, the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, today announced it has completed a $133 million funding round as it continues to deliver on its vision of bringing the world’s best entertainment to its audiences.

The funding round, which attracted significant interest from both new investors and existing shareholders, was led by Hearst, one of America’s largest diversified media, information and services companies, and also included additional new investors Singapore-based EDBI and clients of DBS private bank. Existing shareholders Evolution Media, Sky PLC, Catcha Group, Liberty Global, Jungle Ventures and PLDT Inc. also increased their investments.

Since going live in May 2015, iflix rapidly established a clear leadership position in emerging markets, setting a new standard for delivering a world-class streaming entertainment service, passionately focused on local customer experiences. Over the last 12 months, the service has seen extraordinary growth across all segments of the business, expanding from four markets to 19 across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The company has additionally built deep integrated distribution partnerships with 27 leading telecommunications operators to bundle the iflix service with customers’ mobile and data subscriptions, all sponsored by the telecommunications provider.

During the period, iflix also achieved tremendous growth across subscriber numbers and engagement by 3x and 2x respectively, and recorded some of the highest average active mobile viewing durations of any service in the world at 2.5-2.75 hours per session. The company saw 230 percent growth in year on year revenue, and increased its commitment to localization, producing 26,000 hours of subtitles in nine languages, with locally-curated content in every market. iflix’s full content library showcases thousands of award-winning and iconic first run programs and library content from over 230 studio partners from 30 countries.

The new round brings total funding raised by iflix this calendar year to an excess of $220 million. Proceeds from the round will be used to invest in its local content strategy. iflix recently unveiled its first exclusive original production, Oi Jaga Mulut, an audacious, uncensored, no holds barred stand-up comedy series, which since debuting in Malaysia last week, has skyrocketed to the leading show on the service. Partnering with TVOne, iflix also launched live premiere football streaming, available for the first time in Indonesia, which immediately became one of the highest performing shows there with more than 34,000 unique viewers tuning in the first week of airing. Last week, iflix Philippines announced its collaboration with the Philippines’ Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino, to commission an original drama series.

iflix Co-founder and Group CEO Mark Britt said: “We are thrilled to welcome Hearst President and CEO Steven Swartz and Hearst Entertainment & Syndication President Neeraj Khemlani to the iflix family. As iflix continues to grow and pioneer new ways for consumers to enjoy entertainment on their terms, we were looking for a partner who could bring additional expertise and knowledge to our business. Hearst is a leading investor and has many of the world’s most innovative and iconic video brands, including ESPN, A+E Networks, Vice, AwesomenessTV, Complex and more. This collaboration significantly deepens our bench of experts with our longstanding partners Evolution Media, Sky and Liberty Global to help drive iflix’s continuing growth.”

“From the beginning, our vision for iflix has been to build a word-class service for the local customer, transforming the way everyday consumers enjoy entertainment in emerging markets. These new funds will allow us to further execute on our local content strategy and expand our technology and development teams so we can continue to rapidly evolve the iflix service to meet the unique challenges of emerging markets,” continued Britt.

President of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication Neeraj Khemlani said: “iflix is riding the wave of exponential growth of the middle class in emerging markets that want more access to premium regional, local and Western content. We look forward to working with our new partners Sky, Liberty Global, Evolution Media and Catcha Group, as well as emerging market telcos, to support iflix’s innovative founders and management team in their rapid expansion plans.”

Founding shareholders Evolution Media and Catcha Group have participated in all preceding capital raisings and further increased their support this round.

Evolution Media Founder and Co-Managing Partner Rick Hess said: “As a founding partner of iflix, Evolution Media, along with Catcha Group and Mark, were inspired by the opportunity to reach the ‘next’ 1bn consumers. The phenomenal growth of iflix has challenged many of the preconceptions we have in Hollywood about how entertainment is consumed in emerging markets around the world. It’s fascinating to see iflix learn, scale and forge this new path.”

Catcha Group Co-founder and Group CEO Patrick Grove commented: “Today marks the next step in our journey in creating a category defining company that revolutionizes the way people in emerging markets consume and enjoy content. Since launching in May 2015, iflix has consistently delivered an exceptionally high-value service with strong, unparalleled focus on customer experience.”

iflix was advised by Moelis & Company LLC, Delta Partners and Herbert Smith Freehills on the transaction.

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ABOUT IFLIX
iflix is the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, offering users unlimited access to thousands of TV shows and movies from all over the world. With a huge selection of your favorite comedies, drama, Korean drama, Turkish drama, Bollywood, Nollywood, cartoons, movies and more from Hollywood, The UK, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. iflix places the entertainment you want at your fingertips. For one low monthly fee, iflix subscribers can watch on their mobile phone, laptop, tablet, TV… wherever, whenever.

Let’s play.

iflix is currently available to consumers in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Maldives, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan and Cambodia.

Let’s play.

ABOUT HEARST
Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; majority ownership of global ratings agency Fitch Group; Hearst Health, a group of medical information and services businesses; 30 television stations such as WCVB-TV in Boston and KCRA-TV in Sacramento, Calif., which reach a combined 19 percent of U.S. viewers; newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Albany Times Union, nearly 300 magazines around the world including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR and Car and Driver; digital services businesses such as iCrossing and KUBRA; and investments in emerging digital and video companies such as BuzzFeed, Vice, Complex Networks and AwesomenessTV. Follow us on Twitter @HearstLive and @Hearst, and subscribe to Hearstlink.

ABOUT EVOLUTION MEDIA
Evolution Media (Evolution) is an investment company that partners with entertainment, lifestyle, media, sports, and technology companies. Leveraging relationships with its founding members— TPG Growth, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and Participant Media—Evolution is uniquely able to identify companies that will disrupt and shape these industries. Based in Los Angeles, with offices in New York and Beijing, Evolution operates at key global intersections of entertainment and technology. Its portfolio spans a range of geographies and industries, including virtual reality companies such as Jaunt and Wevr, gaming platforms such as Scopely, leading content providers such as iFlix, and iconic consumer brands.

ABOUT CATCHA GROUP
Catcha Group is Southeast Asia’s leading Internet group. The Group has made growth equity and venture capital investments in new media, online classifieds, and OTT businesses across the emerging world. Our portfolio companies have successfully completed four IPOs on the ASX and one IPO on Bursa Malaysia. The Group holds over 60 investments, either directly or indirectly, as sole, majority or minority shareholders.

The Group was established in 2004 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

For more information, please contact:

Kathryn Mechie
Regional PR & Communications Manager
(+27) 0711382253
kathryn@iflix.com

Peggy Lee
iflix, Global Director – PR & Communications
+60 12 217 8345
peggy@iflix.com

Petrah Goes Wild And Sexy In New Photos

Manner Records first lady and beautiful Ghanaian musician,Petrah releases sexy and wild photos ahead of her forthcoming single expected to drop somewhere next month.

 

In these photos, the RnB star slays and shows off her great legs and skin with her face well made up.

See more stunning photos below;

 

Twitter: @petrah0
Instagram: @petrah0

 

Darkovibes Announces Media Tour

Ahead of his mixtape release, phenomenal Ghanaian Afro-trap/Afro-beat artiste; DARKOVIBES is set to visit various media houses within the within Accra for interviews.

The aim of this tour is to grow the artist’s fan-base, show case his creative art to the masses, let individuals know what to expect before the end of the year and also create a monumental mark in the minds of the people.

Darkovibes’ rise to fame began in 2016 after VRMG Boss Edem featured him and a few others on his hit track ‘Egboame (Remix)’. Since then, he’s worked with a number of big names in the Ghanaian music scene; Magnom, Joey B, Efya, Vacs, Kuvie, and many more.

Since the release of his tracks ‘Mercy’ and ‘Tomorrow’, Darkovibes has been on the West African entertainment radar and has granted interviews to several online platforms including Glitz Magazine (online). He recently released a video for his kuvie-produced hit single ‘Tomorrow’ and the reviews are going out of the roof in and out of Ghana and Nigeria (nativemag.com) and also getting consistent airplay on local radio and beyond; UK’s prestigious Afro magazine show – Factory 78.

Charts have embraced Darkovibes, as his songs have made it to iTunes West African Chart, No.1 on Live Afro Chart (Live 91.9 FM), Yfm Top 20 Countdown and some recognized playlists.

The team of Darkovibes see this as a stepping stone, and intend to make the brand a household name within the country and push this creativity to the rest of the world, as he sets Ghana on the centre of the map.

Video

Jonilar