PICTURES: Koo Ntakra, Renner & Others light up Awoshie at the ‘Stop Over Tour’.

Awoshie, Park & Pork Pub came to a standstill last Saturday when the first edition of the #StopOverTour made a stop in the vicinity with Koo Ntakra and friends.

The event which was witnessed by over two thousand (2000) people on the open road in front of the pub saw the ever charged crowd defying the rains to enjoy back to back performances from the over 20 artistes who mounted the stage on the night.

Even the light out in the middle of the headline artist Koo Ntakra’s performance couldn’t not deter the crowd from moving an inch, as they kept waiting amidst clapping to freestyles from the Akwapem rapper till the lights were restored for another 45mintues electrifying performance by the hitmaker, performing some of his smashing singles including ‘Tsotsoo, Move back, Wurewurafour, Ask for me’ and the crowd could not hold but to rap along when he did his full verse on Sarkodie’s Trumpet that he featured on.

The night saw young and the ever vibrant female dancehall singjay Renner ‘rained’ heavily with one of the most powerful female performances in recent times in Ghana, leaving the crowd to ask for more when she treated them to her version of Shatta Wale’s ‘Ayoo’ song.

Tee Rhyme, Street Wise, Phrame, Bassaw, Gina Gee, Datz, Kassino among others also gave the crowd some amazing stage craft performances to keep them on their feet till around 3am in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Nana Asare of Xlive together with MC Marrydman entertained throughout the over 7hours show, alongside Dj T Cool and Dj Confidence jamming the crowd to an unforgettable night.

The #StopOverTour train is schedule to continue to the next venue in two weeks’ time in Kotobabi on the 30th September. See pictures  below.

 

2017 Ghana Music Awards UK: The official winners list

The biggest names in entertainment headed to the 2017 Ghana Music Awards UK on Saturday, 16 September, for the iconic award show.
There was sizzling performances by Hannah A. Donkor, Bariama Sidney, Sherifa Guru, Kumi Guitar, Obibini, Kwamz & Flava and many more.
The official sponsors for Ghana Music Awards UK 2017 are DK Aluminuim Plus, Koalpot, Koxmet and Exclusive Events.
Media partners for the awards includes ABN TV, Ghana Music.com, Afrobeats Radio and Hot Digital Online Radio, Vans London, Kofi Amengor, Bread Of Heaven International, Starr Radio UK, Vox Africa, Loggy Entertainment, Rhapsody Management, Beat 103. 6, Exoteeque, Amari Heritage and New African TV.
Below is the official list:
1 – African Artist Of The Year
Winner: Mr Eazi
2 – UK Based Ghanaian DJ Of The Year
Winner: DJ Fiifi
3 – New Artist Of The Year
Winner: Ebony
4 – Best UK Based Ghanaian International Artist
Winner: Reggie N Bollie
5 – Music Producer Of The Year
Winner: Willis Beatz
6 – Best Music Video
Winner: Pain Killer – Sarkodie ft. Runtown
7 – Best Rapper Of The Year
Winner: Sarkodie
8 – Most Popular Song Of The Year
Winner: Time Aso –  Sidney and Onaapo –  Nacee ft. Dee Aja
9 – Collaboration Of The Year
Winner: Taking Over – Shatta Wale ft. Militants
10 – Artist Of The Year
Winner: Shatta Wale
11 – UK Based Afrobeats Artist Of The Year
Winner: Kwamz & Flava
12 – Afro-Pop Song Artist Of The Year
Winner: Taking Over – Shatta Wale ft. Militants
15 – Traditional Artiste Of The Year
Winner: Sherifa Gunu
16 – UK Based Afrobeats Song Of The Year
Winner: Dun Talking – Kojo Funds ft. Abra Cadabra
17 – UK Based Artiste Of The Year
Winner: Eugy
18 – UK Based New Artist Of The Year
Winner: Belly Squad
19 – UK Based New Uncovered Artist Of The Year
Winner: Anda Da Rida
20 – UK Based Producer/Engineer Of The Year
Winner: DJ Julz
21 – Gospel Song Of The Year
Winner: Yewo Nyame A Yewo Adze – Nacee ft. Ernest Opoku
22 – Gospel Artist Of The Year
Winner: Joe Mettle
24 – Best UK Based Gospel Song Of The Year
Winner: It will Come to Pass – Sarah Clark
25 – Best UK Based Gospel Album Of The Year
Winner: Eden Na Menye Ma Wo –
Amankwah Tiah
26 – Best UK Based New Gospel Artist Of The Year
Winner: Hannah A Donkor
27 – UK Based Influential Gospel Artist Of The Year
Winner: Louisa Annan
28 – Hip-Life Song Of The Year
Winner: Sarkodie – RSN (Rich Nigga Shit)
29 – High Life Song Of The Year
Winner: Confession – Kofi Kinaata
30 – High Life Artist Of The Year
Kofi Kinaata
31 – Hiplife/Hip Hop Artist Of The Year
Winner: Sarkodie
32 – Hip Hop Song Of The Year
Winner: M.anifest – God MC
33 – Reggae/Dancehall Song Of The Year
Winner: People Dey – Stonebwoy
34 – Reggae/Dancehall Artist Of The Year
Winner: Shatta Wale
35 – Best Group Of The Year
Winner: VVIP
36 – Lifetime achievement Award
Afro Moses – Ghana  and Mr Dennis Tawiah – Akwaaba UK
 

MiPROMO Media gives talk at Social Media Week 2017 on YouTube

MiPROMO Media on Friday took their turn on stage at the Social Media Week brainstorming event organised by Echo House.
Social Media Week is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world.
MiPROMO, a company which is predominantly online based made a presentation on how to make money off contents people love. The topic which was going to touch mostly on the entertainment sector was well attended by most young music artists and artist managers.
Making the presentation on behalf of MiPROMO was Nana Rofa Kissi who delved into how to make suitable content for your youtube channels. He emphasised on specific areas that should make ones content stand out on the video sharing website.
He then touched on the main reason everyone was there, how to make money off their contents they loved.
Nana Rofa Kissi listed points needed to monetise a channel.
What was to follow next was a very intense Q & A that made that session one of the most talked about sessions.
After the session was over, Nii Atakora Mensah – Content Development Manager of MiPROMO attend to patrons who wanted to know about YouTube and MiPROMO services.
MiPROMO Media is a neo media company specializing in Web Publishing, Social Media Marketing, Digital Music & Video Distribution, Online Advertising, Branding & Image Development, Celeb Photography, Web Traffic Generation and Event Marketing & Management.
The clientele of MiPROMO Media Network include but not limited to the following individuals Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Joey B, Medikal, Guru, Joyce Blessing, SP Kofi Sarpong and more. MiPROMO Media owns and operates the following brands, GhanaMusic.com, StyleAfrique.com, MiPROMO Studios and the Mi Agency.
Social Media Week was organised by Echo House

VIDEO: Shatta Wale promises to attend Stonebwoy’s Ashaiman Concert

Shatta Wale endorses Stonebwoy’s Ashaiman concert on live radio and promises to attended the event on September 30.

In the 4th year running, the International Reggae/Dancehall & Afrobeats Superstar, Stonebwoy, would again stage a mega one at his home grounds, SakaSaka Park in Ashaiman.
Over 35,000 crowd came through the 2016 edition regardless of a heavy downpour; it was recorded as one of the biggest outdoor events played in Africa in 2016.
Shatta Wale endorsing Stonebwoy’s concert is seen as a positive move by the former, who allegedly has been taking ‘swipes’ at the latter in recent times.
Abeiku Santana broke the news on his Drive Tike Show on Okay 101.7fm on Friday, September 15th when he interviewed both artistes. Watch the full interview here on YouTube:
Stonebwoy had just return from his 2 months Europe Tour and promoting his new video “Falling Again” which featured Kojo Funds. The video released on same day Shatta Wale threw his support behind Stonebwoy has shot up to over 15,000 on Stonebwoy’s YouTube channel within 24 hours of release. Watch here:

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eShun speaks up for Afia Schwarzenegger and her Crush for Ghana Rapper EL

The Beautiful Highlife and Afro Pop singer eShun, expressed her emotion towards Ghana’s award winning rapper and VGMA Artist of the Year 2016 Elorm Adablah popular known as EL last Friday 8th September, 2017 on Pan African TV’s entertainment show dubbed Swift show.

On the show, there is a segment that allows guests to ‘pick and play’. She picked a card that says she should rap a line or two of Sarkodie’s music.

She said, “Oh I love EL’s style and I am in love with his talent. I think I have a crush on him. EL is an amazing artiste and I have song with him titled ‘Sanbra’.

When the host Betty, asked eShun’s opinion on Afia Schwarzenegger’s marriage saga, she said “I haven’t watched the video. She’s a woman and watching that video will be like watching myself. I wish every woman feel the same and stop sending the videos across. This could happen to anyone.”

“Let all remember, that she didn’t put the video out herself but someone she loved put it out there against her will. If you don’t like her, it does not mean we all should watch on as the wrong thing is done to a fellow ‘Woman Being’.” eShun cautioned.

The much awaited banger ‘Someone loves me’ by eShun featuring the multiple award winning rapper FlowKing Stone will be out soon.

Written By:

Adelaide Smiths

Saminy’s Charity Haircut Slated For 30th September.

Benevolent Ghanaian celebrity hairstylist,Saminy Da Barber and his team has announced the date and venue for the 2017 edition of Saminy’s Charity Haircut;an annual event put together by the stylist,friends and partners to donate,groom,style and put smile on the faces of Orphans in Ghana.

This year’s charity haircut and donation will happen at the premises of Enough Grace Foundation located in Awoshie,a suburb of Accra.

 

According to Saminy, the decision to be at Awoshie this year is in line of the team’s long term plans of attending to needy charity homes and give hope to the marginalized in society.

The major activities of this year’s event is haircuts by Saminy and his colleague celebrity stylists from Accra and beyond,interactive and counseling session for the orphans and donation of items to the orphanage.

The first Charity haircut and donation took place last year at an orphanage home in Nungua with a lot of people in attendance to support in both cash and kind.

This year’s event promises to be a good one with standing support from sponsors like Coca Cola,Aquafina mineral water,Darko group of companies,Walls palaces,Fedek Ventures Limited,the producers of Ultimate mineral water .Media partners includes,Imperium Film Works,Jonilar, Lume Light and Ebla radio.

‪eShun To Release New Song Featuring Flowkingstone‬.

eShun,one of Ghana’s most hard working female musician is set to unleash a new single,’Someone loves me’ in the next few days. ‬

‪’Someone loves me’ is a highlife song with an urban feeling and also features Flowkingstone,one of Ghana’s powerful rap machinery,who according to sources has taken the song to a whole new level making the chemistry and connection on the song more perfect. One unpopular idea you can think of. ‬

‪Fans of both eShun and Flowkingstone has started experiencing their hope whiles anticipating the song produced by Willis beatz,the same engineer who produced eShun’s most popular song,’Meye’ few years ago.‬

‪eShun is signed onto Quophimens Musiq and has many good songs to her credit as one of Ghana’s most talked about musician in recent times earning her ratings,awards and nominations in the unsung category of the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. ‬

‪Be on the look out for the new groove by eShun featuring Flowkingstone.‬

Kwame Baah Made History Last Weekend

In the history of Kumasi Music, unity has always been a great deal artists worry about. They seem to think unifying all artists in Kumasi could heal the big wound in the industry. But as far as my 15years of music experience is concerned, that is a big NO for me (but that will be discussed/talked about in a new post).

On Sunday 3rd of September, 2017, Kwame Baah, one of the most promising arising artist from Kumasi, also one of the most hardworking artists striving to break the underground into the main stream of Ghanaian music, brought the whole Kumasi music movers and artists under one roof as he launched an album signing.

“EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE” was the title Kwame Baah gave to this album and according to him, this Four genre album was inspired by her daughter and every lyric came to him after he had heard his producer play the beats.

Talking about the launch/album signing, the Legacy Empire team did an amazing job in the organization of this gracing event for Kwame Baah. THIS IS THE FIRST EVER ALBUM SIGNING OF ANY ARTISTE FROM ASHANTI REGION. And as I said, almost every dignity in Kumasi music was present at this event; the likes of Mr. Bones (Kessben Media), N.Y Dj (Y.fm), Ike Frimpong (Sky fm), KooSebor (Y.fm), are just few of the radio personalities I spotted at this event. Also, the GHBlogger BabyBash of Strong Empire, Azee of Mic Burnerz, Sedem of Y.B Cliq and DzeBoss of B.K.C were also gracing the day at the launch.


Portfolio and some other bloggers were also spotted with their notepads jotting whatever was happening around, and SarBoat wouldn’t let the cameras rest. It was an amazing experience seeing how various artists like Amerado, Leftizle, Kofi Jamar, Icebox, BossBouncy, Slim Biggie and Killerz Vypa show up with their team mates to support a brother on this day. Also, artists like Ben Brainy, Sika Pelli, Russel, Lil Fyve, Enzyme PB, Tutu, Obey, and a lot of fellow rising artists were there with their cliques just to make the day a successful one.

 


Talking about endorsements, Kumasi’s very own FlowkingStone, along with other interesting high profile artists endorsed this signing, giving amazing comments and motivational advices for such a giant initiative made by this fast arising artist; Kwame Baah. With Azee and Mr. Bones as the headliners/chairmen for this great event, the show begun positively.

The event started with a red carpet, a two-way religious opening prayer, introduction of dignitaries, a listening session, videos session a couple of performances and finally the album signing. And oh, yes, item 13 was made available; some were served with heavy foods behind closed doors and others were served with just drinks. But in all, every individual present was served.

To my conclusion, I think Kumasi artists should follow the giant footsteps Kwame Baah has created. It would serve as a very big opportunity for them to make something out of the arts. Congrats Kwame Baah, history was made!

 

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Magnom Shuts down Accra with “We Speed Concert”

Producer/Artiste Magnom organised an electrifying show that shut the capital down on Saturday evening. The show was known as the “We Speed Concert (Serallio Edition)”. “We Speed” because that is the name of his most recent mixtape and “Serallio Edition” since he did a first show at Champs on his birthday and this was sorted out on request from his fans who passed up a major opportunity for the first which occurred on a Thursday. Magnom drew out the full power of the new era of artistes Kidi, Kwesi Arthur, B4Bonah, Darkovibes $pacely, Kwaku BS, RJZ and Kidd Black to endure on the show. There were likewise cameo exhibitions from more seasoned acts like Mz Vee and Gemini. Magnom has paid his duty as an ace producer and the line up is confirmation of that; besides as an artiste he is as yet relegating the level of consistency and dopeness that we have come to connect with his name with Bangers like “My Baby”, “Overload Me” and “Bam” which additionally happened to be his tunes that had the best reaction from the group on the night. It’s safe to state that it was a magnificent show .
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I never said I would walk around naked – Stephanie Benson rebuts

Award winning international Jazz Singer, Stephanie Benson annuls social media speculations that she said wouldn’t mind walking naked.
“I never said I was going to walk around naked. I was on a television interview with Berla Mundi on GhOne TV talking about breast cancer. I told her it was a medical condition I had to deal with, I had to have lifesaving surgeries which included having a mastectomy, the complete removal of my breast tissue and later a reconstruction of breast and nipple. I said I was not shy showing her because I’m not ashamed of my body. I had performed a dance on a London Theatre stage as Josephine Baker who was the very first black exotic Dancer. Those were my comments…….then she asked if I would willingly show her and the world my breast for medical purposes I would be ok with it, and I said I don’t mind. The word Breast Cancer scares people. I would want people to know there is life after Cancer….those were my words in response to her questions concerning breast cancer. But my words got misconstrued by some blogs; and they went on to misquote me that I said I was gonna walk around naked. That’s not true”, Stephanie Benson rebuts.
The ‘false publications’ have been circulating on social media platforms over the weekend; so she had to respond and rebut such reportage. She urges her fans and the general public to ignore such untrue statements.
Stephanie Benson recently recently a new single “One More” featuring Samini, with over 100,000 plus views on her official YouTube Channel. (Link to video on YouTube:

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