‘No Pressure’ Album by Sarkodie – Editor’s Remarks

Sarkodie’s lyrical prowess doesn’t seem to be expiring anytime soon. Evidence of this are the sounds on the ‘No Pressure’ Album: Rollies & Cigars, ‘Married to the Game’ featuring Casper Nyovest, ‘Anything’ and ‘Round 2’ featuring Giggs. The messages were centered on love, emcee braggadocio, self lifestyle, modern day desperation for wealth and fame, social media hypocrisy, upcoming rappers and their thirst for recognition, and gratefulness to God. In totality, there was a balance between ‘rap culture’ and Romance’, and a fusion of different music genres namely Afropop, Inspirational, Pop,…

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TuneCore in Partnership with Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Offers Discount to Ghanaian Musicians!

Leading digital music distribution company, TuneCore, which launched operations in Africa earlier this year, is offering a 15% discount to Ghanaian musicians in partnership with the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. The offer comes as part of TuneCore’s commitment to empower talented independent musicians across the globe by facilitating a seamless music distribution process. TuneCore’s entrance in Africa aligns with an increasing number of independent artists in the region. Guests at the recent V.G.M.A National Music Summit pledged to take urgent action to improve the commercial gains of Ghanaian musicians by…

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Mr Drew wins ‘New Artiste of the Year’ at Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2021

Ghanaian Dancer and musician Mr Drew won the award for the ‘New Artiste of the Year’ at the 22nd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which came off on Saturday 26th July 2021 in Accra. He beat 9 other nominees to emerge the winner. On receiving his award, he stated that he was grateful to the dance industry for turning him into what he has become. It’s was an inspirational statement to Ghanaian dancers across the nation from Mr Drew on the night when he won the award for ‘New Artiste of…

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Kofi Kinaata Wins ‘Song Writer of the Year’ for the 4th Time at Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

Yesterday, 25th June 2021 at the Grand Arena in Accra during the 22nd edition of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, many witnessed the 4th win for musician Kofi Kinaata as the ‘Song Writer of the Year’ for his song ‘Behind the Scenes’. This emphasizes the musician’s consistency in putting out relevant lyrics and the level of appreciation by the average Ghanaian. Kofi Kinaata expressed his joy by describing his achievement as a ‘record breaker’. The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is an annual event that celebrates excellence in music made…

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National Music Summit 2021 to Discuss Solutions to Challenges in Music Development in Ghana

The first ever National Music Summit scheduled for Monday 21st June 2021 in Accra will gather both Resource Personnel from relevant fields with adequate experience and other stakeholders of the music business in Ghana, to deliberate on the way forward in the development of music as a lucrative venture in Ghana. A panel comprising both local and international speakers, will be addressing three major areas namely royalties, distribution, and live performance. Among them will be Head of TuneCore West and East Africa Chioma Onuchukwu, musicians Rex Omar, Trigmatic, and the…

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UNESCO Commends Vodafone Ghana Music Awards on National Music Summit Initiative and Promises Support for the Arts in Ghana

The Head of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Diallo Abdourahamane, yesterday at the first ever National Music Summit commended the organizer of the ‘Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ and it’s partners for creating the National Music Summit as a platform for the advancement of music through conversation. He said music was powerful and capable of harnessing unity in the society. The National Music Summit was a follow up event to the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and also a celebration of World Music Day in Ghana. The Head of…

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Singer ‘Gyakie’ is the Next Ebony! … Editor’s Desk

I actually asked myself what was the fuss about one young Ghanaian singer called ‘Gyakie’ when I saw her trending on social media platform ‘Twitter’. She had a new song, so I listened but wasn’t impressed. As a matter of fact, I didn’t like her voice; it sounded so unrefined and elderly. So what has this young lady buzzing? I asked myself again and again. Then, I found out that her dad was legendary Highlife singer Nana Acheampong. But, was that enough to cause such an elongated buzz on social…

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