Name: Shatta Wale
Song: When You Fail
Record label: Shatta Movement
Release date: 20th March, 2019.
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Boomplay, the largest music streaming and download service in Africa, has signed a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music to bring the record company’s diverse global roster of music to the region.
The terms of the partnership allow Boomplay to distribute Warner Music’s extensive catalogue of more than one million songs to its community of listeners in ten countries; Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
The deal will provide Warner Music’s artists with direct access and exposure to Boomplay’s millions of users in the region, while bringing Boomplay one step closer to its goal of bringing all music from around the world to Africa.
Joe He, CEO of Boomplay, says: “Major deals with internationally recognized partners such as Warner Music continue to push us closer to our aim of building the largest and the most reliable online music distribution platform in Africa. We want every music lover in the region to be able to access any song or video, anytime and wherever they are. We are looking forward to a successful partnership and business continuation with WMG in what are truly exciting times for the African Music Industry.’
On the deal, Dele Kadiri, Boomplay ‘s General Manager in Nigeria says: ‘’I am totally excited about our licensing deal with Warner Music Group. This partnership brings about a huge increase to our catalogue thereby making a variety of music available to hundreds of millions of Nigerians.’’
Alfonso Perez Soto, EVP, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Warner Music, adds: “We’re happy to partner with Boomplay to bring our amazing artists’ music to millions of listeners across Africa. The streaming service already has tremendous reach across the continent, yet they continue to expand exponentially. It’s an opportunity that can’t be missed for our artists to make a whole new legion of fans.”
Perez-Soto continued: “I’d like to thank Warner Music’s Charlie White, Marc Latilla and Reni Adadevoh for their unstinting support in helping pull this deal together and get it over the line.”
In the past year, Boomplay has been on the crest of a wave, announcing landmark deals with global major labels, acquiring millions of new users monthly and releasing an iOS version in December 2018.
With major labels coming on board, Boomplay is now in a strong position to further improve its service offerings and defend its leading position in Africa. Boomplay, which has more than 42 million users as of February 2019, boasts an expansive catalogue consisting of five million songs and thousands of videos from local and international acts.
Boomplay (formally known as Boom Player) is a music and video streaming & download service developed and owned by Transsnet Music Limited.
Boomplay’s vision is to build the largest and most reliable digital music ecosystem for artistes and content creators in Africa. The Boomplay app, which won the “Best African App” at the 2017 “AppsAfrica Awards”, has over 42 million users as of February, 2019. It is currently the biggest and fastest growing music app in Africa with a catalogue of 5 million songs and videos, which is still growing day by day. Users can stream songs and videos online free of charge, subscribe to one of the daily, weekly or monthly plans to save songs and videos to play whilst offline or purchase content to download. The service is currently available on Android, iOS and Web.
Accra, Ghana – Wednesday, March, 2019 – The eagerly anticipated first official music video from the West L Boyz’s maiden album has now arrived. The music video was filmed and directed by Nicolas Tate aka Deaf Nick Visuals; a veteran in the UK music scene who has worked with a plethora of talented acts in music as well as the boxing scene.
From the opening scene of the video reminiscent a 007 James Bond movie, you can tell why the West L Boyz recruited Deaf Nick Visuals for their Project. Titled ‘Grammy’, the video is simply stunning – from its colours, to costumes and choreography.
The video shows the West L Boyz donning their trademark hoodies along with a separate costume which is a fully suited attire. This matches the songs concept and theme as it gives the viewer an impression of transitioning the guys performing at one of their shows, to them preforming a live set on the GRAMMY Awards stage effortlessly – simply it’s a perfect representation to show that these boys have finally made it to the big stage. The wonderful performance from the young lady by the name of Lucie has to also be given credit as her energy and dance routine really marries all the shots together perfectly.
This is a 10/10 video indeed from the West L Boyz.
Ghanaian musician, Ennwai is set to celebrate his maiden album, ‘Rebirth’ with a free concert on the 30th March, 2019 at Bubuashie a suburb of Accra.
The concert will also feature performances by colleague musician, Guru, Flowkingstone, Spicer, Danny Beatz, Wisa greid,Wutah and many more.
According to Ennwai the ‘Ennwai Rebirth’ Concert is a nationwide event starting from his home – Bubuashie then to other parts of the country. He also added that connecting with the fans is one of his prime moves for the year.
Ennwai released a 15 tracks album less than a month ago to reintroduce himself as a solo musician who is gradually becoming one of the people’s favourite. The album featured Guru, Spicer and other amazing Ghanaian musicians.
The ‘Ennwai Rebirth’ concert is put together by Lord Dash Production and Storm Entertainment; undoubtedly one of the best event organizing firms in Ghana.
Following the release of his first official single of the year – ‘Mind Ur Matter’, which featured TuShow, Peruzzi and Magnito, Mr. Mageek bounces back with another potent song titled ‘Oloshi’.
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Teaming with his frequent producer, Keylex, Mr. Mageek takes a flick at other rappers who brag, but have nothing to write home about. Going on, he talks about how his hustle has put more in his pocket making him live the ‘life’ unlike these others.
As always, the ‘Same People’ hitmaker finds a good chorus to sing along while enjoying the vibes he spits. Check out the song and share your views.
Tema-based fast rising artist, Real Gama comes through with a spanking new single dubbed ‘Dem Fail’ to bless our speakers and playlist.
Mixed and mastered by Lexis Tight, Real Gams doesn’t fail to let us know that, although they may try, his enemies will never succeed.
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The laid back Afro production is coupled with a slew of declarations and serves as a much needed encouragement to all, to continue pushing and chasing their dreams.
You can listen to ‘Dem Fail’ here.
Featuring: Joey B, Yaa Pono
Song: Tia Tia
Produced: Mix Master Garzy
Directed: Prince Dovlo
Record label: Zylofon Music
Release date: 18th March, 2019.
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