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Ghanaian hip-hop and Hiplife artist Kweku Flick recently expressed that he doesn’t mind engaging in rap battles, known as “beefs,” as long as they don’t involve disrespect towards his mother. Kweku Flick, whose real name is Andy Osei Sarfo, made it clear that while he can handle insults directed at him, he draws the line when it comes to his mother. If anyone disrespects his mother, he won’t hesitate to confront them personally and physically retaliate. He emphasized that his mother holds a special place in his life, and any disrespect towards her is unacceptable. During an interview on the…

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Nigerian musician Joseph Akinfenwaa Donus, widely known as Joeboy, has opened up about the inspiration behind his popular song “Better.” In a recent interview with well-known media personality Vivz, Joeboy explained that the song was written to highlight the issue of domestic violence against women. He pointed out that in African societies, women often face mistreatment. So he wanted to use his music to address and bring awareness to this serious problem. During the interview, Vivz expressed her admiration for the song, saying, “‘Better’ is my favorite song ever. In that song, it’s like you’re speaking up for a woman…

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Nigerian musician Patoranking has recently celebrated a major milestone: graduating from Harvard Business School. He shared the exciting news with his followers on Instagram. In one of the photos, Patoranking stands in front of the iconic Harvard Business School, beaming with pride. In another photo, he holds his graduation certificate alongside Professor Anita Elberse, a respected faculty member at Harvard. In his caption, he expressed his gratitude and excitement by writing, “Welcome the new @harvardhbs Alumnus. God runs this Show…Thank You @anitaelberse.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Patoranking (@patorankingfire) Since posting about his achievement,…

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Hiplife artist Kuami Eugene has shared his thoughts on the current state of the music industry. This comes after the just ended Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA). In a post on X, he expressed his concerns about the lengths people are willing to go to for validation. According to Kuami Eugene, the industry has become a “bloody game,” implying that it is now filled with cutthroat competition and questionable actions. He wrote, “The Music Industry no be how the fans dey see am. It’s a bloody 🩸 game now. People will do anything, pull any string for validation. Ay3 tan…

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The 25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards was a grand celebration of the country’s music industry, highlighting the talents of artists like Stonebwoy, King Promise, Kuami Eugene, Nacee, and Kofi Kinaata, who all took home awards in various categories. Regarded as the premier event in Ghanaian music, the awards ceremony took place at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Center (AICC). It was a night brimming with excitement and outstanding performances from popular artists such as King Paluta, Efya Nokturnal, and Kuami Eugene, adding to the lively atmosphere. Held on June 1, 2024, the event was masterfully hosted by…

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Livingston Etse Satekla, famously known as Stonebwoy, has once again proven his dominance in the Ghanaian music scene by winning the Artiste of the Year award at the 25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards. This prestigious event took place at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Center, bringing together both established artists and new talents to celebrate the best in Ghanaian music. This win marks Stonebwoy’s second time receiving this top honor; he first won it in 2015. Competing for the award this year, he was up against notable artists such as Sarkodie, Black Sherif, Kuami Eugene, King Promise,…

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Ghanaian musician Kofi Kinaata has made it clear that he’s not interested in engaging in any kind of musical rivalry with other artists, commonly known as rap beef. Instead, he’s focused on being a positive influence, especially for his nieces and nephews, to show them that pursuing a career in the arts is not only possible but also respectable. During an interview on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz on Thursday, April 18, 2024, Kinaata talked about how his family initially had doubts about his choice to pursue music as a career. However, he explained how his journey in music has positively…

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Ghanaian singer Gyakie recently expressed her reservations about being romantically involved with someone in the music or creative industry. In a recent interview with 3FM, the singer highlighted the complexities that can arise when two individuals in the same profession are in a romantic relationship. She emphasized that while love is undoubtedly a beautiful thing, navigating romantic connections within the same field can present unique challenges. Gyakie admitted that while love can be unpredictable, she personally would not currently consider dating someone in the music industry. Reflecting on her own experiences, Gyakie shared the inspiration behind her latest single, ‘December.’…

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JamRok Bar and Event Centre has taken legal action against Mr. Drew, a Ghanaian artist, claiming that he failed to fulfill his commitment to perform at their ‘Easter Dance Party’ event held on April 1, 2024. Despite receiving 50% of his fee in advance, Mr. Drew allegedly backed out of the performance without providing any explanation. The organizers assert that Mr. Drew withdrew from the event abruptly, just as he was supposed to take the stage, leaving them without a performer. As a result, they are seeking compensation amounting to GH₵15,000.00, which represents the unpaid portion of his performance fee.…

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Ghanaian rising star Yaw Tog is gearing up to drop his second album, titled ‘Young & Matured’. Since bursting onto the music scene in 2020, Yaw Tog has been making waves with his consistent release of hit songs and collaborations, reaching audiences not only in Ghana, but worldwide. One of his standout tracks, “Sore”, became a viral sensation in the Ghanaian drill scene, earning him features with acclaimed British artist Stormzy and Ghanaian artist Kwesi Arthur. Now, in 2024, Yaw Tog is ready to make an even bigger impact with his highly anticipated album. Featuring 12 tracks spanning multiple genres,…

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The Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA) board recently made adjustments to the nomination lists after a one-week period for reviewing and correcting errors and omissions. Initially, some artists expressed disappointment when their popular songs were not nominated in expected categories. In response, the board allowed a grace period for artists and stakeholders to address any grievances. Numerous submissions were received during this time. Upon thorough evaluation, the board determined that the majority of the nominations were accurate, with only two categories requiring adjustments. One of the corrections involved the song “Lonely Road” by O’Kenneth & Xlim Kid, initially categorized as…

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Celebrated Highlife musician Martin King Arthur, better known as Kofi Kinaata, is getting ready to introduce his very first music Extended Play (EP). Despite being in the music scene for over ten years and winning the prestigious Songwriter of the Year award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (now known as Telecel Ghana Music Awards) three times consecutively, Kofi Kinaata hasn’t yet treated his fans to a complete album or EP. However, this is about to change as he announces the forthcoming release of his debut EP titled “Kofi oo Kofi.” Having already teased fans with the release of his…

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The Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD) is expressing concern over Shatta Wale’s behavior towards fellow musician Stonebwoy, who also has a disability. At a recent event, Shatta Wale publicly insulted Stonebwoy and mocked his disability, sparking outrage on social media. Despite facing criticism, Shatta Wale appears unbothered and continues to defend his actions. This has prompted the GSPD to issue a warning, urging Shatta Wale to stop using Stonebwoy’s disability as a means of ridicule. In a press release, the GSPD condemned Shatta Wale’s actions as irresponsible and potentially harmful to the mental well-being of the physically disabled…

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Ghanaian music sensation Stonebwoy has just signed a significant deal with ADA Worldwide. The branch of Warner Music Group that handles distribution and services for independent artists. As part of this deal, Stonebwoy’s latest single “Ekelebe,” featuring Nigerian rapper Odumodublvck, is now available worldwide. The agreement also includes his upcoming album, set to be released later this year. Stonebwoy expressed his excitement about the partnership. Highlighting his goal of sharing his music globally, which blends African genres like Afrobeats, Reggae, Dancehall, RnB, and Hip Hop. He emphasized the importance of owning his creativity to make a meaningful impact on the…

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In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Asake discussed his experience being nominated for Best African Music Performance at the 66th Grammy Awards, ultimately losing to South African artist Tyla. Despite being considered a frontrunner, Asake didn’t view the loss negatively. Instead, he saw the nomination itself as a significant achievement and remained optimistic about future opportunities. Reflecting on his journey to success, Asake emphasized that although his mainstream breakthrough occurred over the past three years, it was the culmination of years of hard work behind the scenes. He lamented the tendency for people to only recognize the days of…

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Ghanaian rapper D-Black, who also happens to be the head honcho of Black Avenue Muzik, caught everyone off guard by revealing that his next music release will take a different direction – it’s going to be a gospel song. Instead of sticking to his usual hip-hop or contemporary style, he’s switching gears to deliver a piece of music that focuses on spiritual themes. He made this surprising announcement via Snapchat, where he not only dropped the bomb about his gospel venture but also treated fans to a sneak peek of what’s to come. In the video shared, he’s seen in…

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Nigerian music sensation Joeboy recently shared his views on The Big Convo podcast in Ghana, urging fellow African artists to throw their weight behind award shows on the continent rather than solely fixating on international accolades like the Grammys. Highlighting that the Grammys, while prestigious, remains an American-centric event despite its global reach, Joeboy stressed the importance of celebrating African talent within its own framework. He emphasized the need for Africans to embrace their unique identity and support local institutions, rather than solely aspiring to foreign recognition. In Joeboy’s perspective, while the Grammys may hold significant prestige, they ultimately represent…

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Joel Ofori Bonsu, widely known as OlivetheBoy in the Ghanaian music scene, recently shared an  aspect of his relationship with his father, who happens to be a pastor in the Presbyterian church. Despite their differing paths in spirituality and music, OlivetheBoy disclosed that his father not only backs his musical endeavors but genuinely admires his songs. During an exclusive chat with Andy Dosty on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz, OlivetheBoy shed light on his family background, emphasizing their strong principles and discipline. His mother, a teacher, and his father, a man devoted to his faith, instilled values that initially clashed with…

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The latest transformation of Ghanaian singer Mr. Drew has stirred up a frenzy on social media. The musician has revealed a striking departure from his usual bald-headed style, surprising fans with a clean haircut and a fresh shave. This sudden change in his appearance has caused quite a stir across various social media platforms, with users buzzing about Mr. Drew’s new look. Fans and followers have swiftly shared their reactions to the photos, expressing a range of emotions from surprise to admiration to curiosity. While some users have commended Mr. Drew for his bold decision to change his hairstyle, praising…

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Ghanaian musician Amerado has made a plea to the Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA) board to consider his song ‘Kwaku Ananse’ for nomination in the most popular song category. This request came after the unveiling of the nominations for the awards on March 28, where Amerado’s song was notably absent from the list. Robert Klah, who serves as the Head of Public Events and Communications for the Telecel Ghana Music Awards, confirmed Amerado’s appeal during an interview on Daybreak Hitz FM on April 2. According to Klah, Amerado’s team has directly contacted the TGMA board regarding the omission of ‘Kwaku…

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In a surprising turn of events, Ghanaian rapper Medikal has taken to social media to reveal that he and Fella Makafui are now embracing a co-parenting arrangement, signaling an end to their marital union. This announcement comes hot on the heels of Medikal’s departure from his record label, Arab Music Group (AMG), which has only intensified speculations surrounding their relationship. The duo, who tied the knot in 2020 and later welcomed a daughter, have taken notable actions on Instagram, including unfollowing each other and Fella Makafui removing “Mrs. Frimpong” from her username. https://twitter.com/Medikalbyk/status/1774199877687181351?t=f5xdlRPLdeV7X2Z32dCJlQ&s=19 Although neither party has officially confirmed their…

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The list of nominees for the 25th Ghana Music Awards across different categories has been unveiled. Previously known as the VGMA and now TGMA, this prestigious event has undergone a rebranding, now sponsored by Telecel. It remains dedicated to honoring and applauding the dedication and skill of musicians not only in Ghana but also on an international scale. The revelation of the nominees occurred during the official launch of the awards ceremony, which took place at the Grande Arena of the Accra International Conference Center on Thursday, March 28, 2024.Below shows the list of nominated artists according to categories. 1.…

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Ghanaian music sensation Kuami Eugene has recently shared an update with his fans regarding his condition after being involved in a car accident. In a heartfelt message, he expressed deep appreciation to God, his family, the medical team at UGMC, and all his supporters for their prayers and support during this challenging period. He wrote; ” I want to say thank you to God, My family, staff of UGMC and all of you for your prayers, your positive thoughts and your acts of kindness. The support and love that I received have been breathtaking and beyond my expectations.” https://twitter.com/KuamiEugene/status/1773295155346301262?t=j9r1LT2hUgjsdhXC9i1d0A&s=19 The…

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In recent years, a number of musicians from West Africa have captured the attention of international audiences, playing a pivotal role in the expansion of the continent’s vibrant music scene. Standing out prominently among these musical talents are Burna Boy, Davido, and Wizkid, who have risen to become some of the most renowned and influential artists across the African continent. According to a recent assessment by Congo to Global, a platform dedicated to celebrating Pan-African history and African pop culture, Nigerian musicians Burna Boy, Davido, and Wizkid have emerged as the foremost figures in West African music, commanding widespread recognition…

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Renowned Ghanaian rapper Medikal has officially parted ways with the music record label, Arab Money Group (AMG), which is spearheaded by Criss Waddle. Medikal publicly announced his departure from AMG on X, however, he chose not to divulge the specific reasons behind his decision. In his statement, he declared, “I’m no longer a member of AMG. If you see me wey you talk AMG I go fi slap you!” https://twitter.com/Medikalbyk/status/1771556556145930432?t=UM5hcScfKmTF_ren5ybbFA&s=19 The rapper initially joined AMG in 2010 during the nascent stages of his career, and over the years, he rose to prominence within the label, producing numerous chart-topping hits. His…

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Fast rising star in the Nigerian music scene, known by her stage name Ayra Starr, recently shared her aspirations to become a prominent figure in the world of Afrobeat music. Ayra Starr, with her enchanting voice, commanding stage presence, and exceptional talent, has quickly gained recognition as a formidable force in the industry. In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan UK, Ayra Starr expressed her ambitious goals, emphasizing her desire to establish herself as a significant figure in the Afrobeat genre. She believes that Afrobeat has a unique charm that can uplift listeners, even in its most somber moments, and she’s…

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Following the sad occurrence involving Ghanaian Highlife artist Kuami Eugene, his record label, Lynx Entertainment, has finally issued a formal statement updating the public on the artist’s present state. According to their statement, Kuami Eugene and the impacted passenger are all alive and doing well. They also expressed gratitude to fans, the media, and the general public for their unwavering support throughout this difficult time. However, the label requests privacy while the musician gets further treatments. View this post on Instagram A post shared by LYNX ENTERTAINMENT (@lynxghana) The collision occurred on Sunday, March 17, 2024, near the…

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Shatta Wale, a popular Ghanaian dancehall artist has revealed the good connection he has with Medikal. According to the “Designer” hitmaker, he and medikal get along really well. He mentioned that on GTV’s breakfast show during an interview with Kafui Dey. Talking about the meaning of the tattoos that’s visible on his body, it turned out Medikal also has Similar one on his arm. During the interview, Shatta Wale stated that Medikal is the first Ghanaian musician with whom he has had a strong connection. He went on to say that occasionally, even when Medikal is going for shows, he talks with him…

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Ghanaian singer and songwriter Kuami Eugene has  found himself in a tragic accident which happened on the late hours of Sunday 17th March, 2024. According to reports, his car rammed into a tipper truck. This incident happened at CP, near the DSTV office, en route to the Dzowulu traffic light in Accra. Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri, the Editor for Modern Ghana news portal was an eye witness. According to the editor, he was behind Kuami Eugene’s car when the unfortunate event happened around 11:30 PM. In a conversation with myjoyonline.com, Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri explained that when the accident occurred, it was…

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Ghana’s very own artist, Amerado Burner, is currently overjoyed that his song was featured at the recent 67th Independence Anniversary celebrations. His song, ‘Kweku Anase,’ was picked as Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo’s official entrance song, which marked a significant milestone in the artist’s career. The momentous occasion occurred as President Akufo-Addo made his entrance at the anniversary grounds in Koforidua on March 6, 2024, with Amerado’s sensational hit playing in the background. Speaking on the Entertainment 360 show with Tony Best on Akoma FM, Amerado expressed his delight and gratitude for the honor of having his song featured at such a…

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