I Don’t Do ‘Fast Food’ Songs — Gasmilla Whenever he drops a new track, Gasmilla firmly believes it would definitely be a hit no matter how long it takes because he does not do ‘fast food’ songs which die out in no time. According to Gasmilla, so many songs in Ghana today enjoy ample airplay but only for short periods because they are ‘fast food.’ “Songs like Aboodantoi, 3 Points and Telemo were popular for long periods before fresh good material overtook them. The story is, however, different these days,” he told Showbiz in an interview on Monday.
Gasmilla is of the view that some good songs take time to be accepted by the public and because most of his songs are good, they slowly grow on listeners.
The man who shot to fame with Aboodantoi, is currently promoting three new singles: Edey Jom Papa, Meet Your Meter and Naagode. He said research is an important aspect of his work as a musician.
“I don’t rush and to do songs just for the fun of recording them. I take time and research on trending issues and and that makes people fall in love with the songs,” he said.
Asked whether his three new singles could be bigger than his previous hits, Gasmilla who enjoyed massive airplay with Telemo in 2014 and 2015, said with time, his three singles could be bigger than any of his previous songs.
The Ga rapper said his songs normally get attention from his core fans in the coastal areas before they ‘explode’ everywhere.
“The core fans start using them as ringtones before they become hits everywhere,” he added.
According to Gasmilla, deejays are usually reluctant to play his songs until they become massive hits. He pleaded with them to patronise his songs and play them on their platforms.
Touching on how his music journey started, Gasmilla, real name Odartei Milla Lamptey said it all began as a rapper in his secondary school days in Wesley Grammar.
The graduate of the Institute of Professional Studies now University of Professional Studies, Accra, said he was one of the best rappers in school.
According to him, his parents were not very keen when he decided to take the music path. So in addition to breaking onto the music scene with good music, he also had to prove to his parents he was on the right path. “And now my parents are proud of me”, he added.
Contrary to what people say that his songs are tailored to suit only Gas, Gasmilla said “I guess every musician has a language he or she is comfortable expressing themselves in. I am good at rapping in Ga and I want Ghanaians to accept me for that.”
Paul Oteng and Boahen Frank, stage name ‘ADIFOUR’ has been working on their new hit single titled ‘MELLOW YOURSELF’ (prod. By Chapterbeats) . Paul Oteng stated last week that this tune will be officially released on the 15th of July, 2016 and it’s surely going to be a big hit. As we are well noted for, we don’t wait for the news, we rather go for it. Hit on the download button to download this dhope single. [Download]
Sarkodie and M.anifest, weeks ago, released diss songs throwing shots at each other after claiming to be the best in their respective songs. These two singles got Ghanaians talking on social media for long.
After several industry players making their two cents known about the “godMC” and “Kanta” song by M.anifest and Sarkodie respectively, dancehall artiste Samini has shared his thoughts on both songs.
The “Iskoki” hitmaker, on Viasat 1, in a chat with Jessica Opare Saforo, Caroline Simpson and Chantel Asante chose M.anifest’s diss song over Sarkodie’s “kanta”.
Giving reasons for his pick, Samini said he appreciated the efforts M.anifest made on the track.
“When I heard it I hadn’t heard the song so I didn’t believe that M.anifest actually threw shots but when I heard the track, I appreciated efforts in it.
The rap skill and the intellect behind it…”
When Caroline asked his view on Sakodie’s “Kanta” which was a reply to M.anifest’s diss song, he replied, “Kanta I think could have been done with less emotion so that it doesn’t come across as an insult rather than a response.”
STONEBWOY DISCLOSES HIS TOP FIRE MUSICIANS IN GHANA
We all have our favourites in life and the BET award winner is no exception. Stonebwoy was on Live FM with Berla Mundi and when asked to list his 5 best musicians in Ghana, he mentioned himself, Samini among others.
When asked to name his 5 best acts in Ghana, without mincing words, he said, “Well first myself, then Sarkodie, EL, Samini and R2bees”.
KWAW KESSE’S SON IN AN ABODAM POSE
In a photo the rapper, born Emmanuel Botchwey- shared on Facebook, his son Sean who can be seen in the signature pose.
“When ur son is ur biggest fan #aboooooodaaaaaaaaammmmm” he wrote.
It runs in the family, we should say.
TINNY FIRES SHOTS IN “WHO’S THE BEST RAPPER?” VIDEO
Popular hiplife/hiphop artiste, Aletse Tinny, known in private life as Nii Addo Quaynor, has released a new and exceptionally controversial song titled ‘Who’s The best Rapper’.
The track was released on Tuesday together with its music video on TV7 and became an instant topic of discussion perhaps because it was released at a time his colleague artistes are at each other’s throats claiming to be the ‘best rapper.’
It mentions the names of Edem, Sarkodie, E.L, M.anifest, Cabuum and others and asks who, indeed, the best rapper is.
Tinny in the song says it is a mission of vanity for artistes to be competing over who is the best rapper and, therefore, such contests makes no sense to him.
Interestingly, Tinny in same song says he does not fear the ‘rap battle’ because he believes he is good at rap music.
NEWSW-ONE asked Tinny why he decided to compose such a song at a time there is controversy between the fans of Sarkodie and M.anifest on who is the best rapper between the two.
“You may not believe me, but I have evidence to prove that I did this song immediately after the VGMA and it has nothing to do with what you say is going on now,” he explained and added that the timing was coincidental but not intentional.
When asked who he thought the real best rapper was, Tinny said it depends on who is listening to the rap.
“When you ask any member of the BMF, they would tell you Tinny is the best rapper. Ask a member of Sark’s fan base the same question and the person would tell you it is Sarkodie. Same thing happens if you ask fans of E.L or Edem, or Okyeame Kwame.”
FINALLY, VIDEO FOR AK SONGSTRESS’s SINGLE “HENYA” IS OUT
Paradise Entertainment’s recording artist and dancehall queen AK Songstress has finally unleashed the long awaited visuals for her “Henya” single. The video captures a man who is known for his “toothless” barks trying to bully everyone who works around him.
The video got loads of creativity and you would love to watch over and over.
GENESIS RELEASES ‘OSHEY’ FT. EPISODE
GMP frontliner, GENESIS the ‘Dangerous’ hitmaker is out again with another banger he calls ‘OSHEY’ featuring one of GH’s finest dancehall artist, Epixode.
Produced by Robby Beatz, Genesis mentioned God to be his first source of motivation in writing his brand new single, also adding that you can never touch one who has been blessed by the most high God.
”Ghanaians not to use their precious time they have to go round lambasting people because I don’t see that to be maturity, but make your work speak for you rather than bragging about empty achievements”.. says Genesis.
Finally, he advised the youth to keep focused and work towards their goals and never pay attention to negativity.
GEE5 OFFICIAL__NEW RELEASE
One of the most promising music group (GEE5), just released a dope banger titled (HAPPY) featuring two of their finest artist (RAPPA EAGLE and KWEKU GEE)Prod. By KWEKU GEE AND SKIDO BEATS . Surely, this music piece has set most clubs and pubs on fire. Hit our download button below to get your copy….. [Download]
VIDEO PREMIER (FIMFIM_OHENE)
Beyond the shores of the land that flows with abundant black gold, legend tells of an annual festival that seeks to find a lost treasure of immerse importance to its people…
Each year the task is thrown to the able village men and comes with it a kingly reward.
Little did they know that there are a group of bandits lurking to snatch it upon discovery, but between their desires and the treasure is a young man of a thousand wits… Ignorant of the adventure that lies before him, he is faced with a quest that could change his destiny,
And that’s how Fimfim’s music video – OHENE which could easily pass for movie was opened.
Mind blowing, thrilling, carefully thought through, beautiful music, sweet images… and I can go on and on about all the great things about the video.
Check out Ground Up’s session with Adomaa as the VGMA Unsung winner delivers an Afro Jazz twist to Desiigner’s hit Panda.
Check out the video gathering steam on social media. [watch]
M.I ABAGA FEATURED IN D-BLACK ‘S NEW VIDEO
D-Black has been away from the music scene for long but he is back. For months now, the Black Avenue Muzik boss has not released any single or music video making his fans miss him.
Zionfelix.net is reliably informed that he has been busy touring the world to make sure his yet-to-be-released album becomes the best since he started music. D-Black after the long break has unexpectedly released a music video of his “Champ” song which features Nigerian hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer M.I Abaga.
The Ghanaian hiphop impresario D-Black real name Desmond Blackmore and the Choc City boy in the newly released song, “Champ” showed how best they are as rappers.D-black’s label mate, DJ Breezy, produced the “Champ” song and Nick Campos shot the video in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hook / Interlude by Benny Blanco.
BECCA FT. BISA KDEI – BASHIWO (NEW SINGLE)
Becca teams up once again with Bisa Kdei to deliver another exciting tune, ‘B?shiwo’ which sees Becca cautioning her lover to take care of her before someone steals her away.
The track was produced by Kaywa who also produced Bisa Kdei’s ‘Mansa’.
KONTIHENE_NAKED GHANA (NEW RRELEASE)
Emmanuel Nana Appiah Boateng otherwise known as Kontihene has released a new song titled Naked Ghana.
The song asks relevant questions about the recent mysteries surrounding murder and incessant armed robbery cases being recorded in Ghana.
Naked Ghana is a mid-tempo song interlaced with Twi rap and hook.
DJ BLACK X ENO_ MY MIND(NEW RELEASE)
Ghana’s number one DJ, DJ Black has released the third single from his forthcoming EarthQuake Mixtape.
Listen to Eno, Ghana’s best female MC, spitting nonstop bars on ‘My Mind’
EarthQuake Mixtape Album promises a lot of surprises from Africa’s own Toontoom, DJ Black, who is the host of Weekend Warmer and Open House Party on Joy FM. [listen]
KOJO NKANSAH ADRESSES FEW CELEBRITIES IN GHANA IN HIS NEW SINGLE
Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin has something to tell Sarkodie and M.anifest who are currently not seeing eye to eye. The two rappers for days now have been trending on all social media platforms due to the feud.
Due to the ongoing fight between Obidi and M.anifest, Liwin took time off his busy schedules to visit a recording studio. Before the actor left the studio, he had recorded a song titled “Kanta Choice”.
In the new “Choices” cover, he pleaded with top Ghanaian entertainers who are not cool to solve their indifference.
The Boss Nation Boss told Sarkodie, M.anifest, E.L, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Samini, Yvonne Nelson, Afia Schwarzenegger and others to swallow their pride and come together as one. He told the celebrities that Ghana needs peace hence his advise to them.
TIC TAC FT. PAPPY KOJO_DO ALL(NEW RELEASE)
Music aficionados should watch out for a new banger, as multiple award winner, Tic Tac is set to release his new song for the year which features one of the fast rising rappers, Pappy Kojo.
The song, a fusion of Hip Pop and Hiplife is dubbed “Do All” and was produced by Guilty Beatz.
The “don’t let your baby go” hit maker has promised his fans a lot of mind blowing and good music as he releases a couple of singles this year.
Bugatti and cash flow hitmaker Acehood calls for strength from blacks to fight for their right#BlackLivesMatter. This was what The musician said.
” They would rather see us crucified, Police are the crucifiers–shoot us up and digg a ditch this aint nothing new to us! “To hear the screams and the gun shoot at the end of this video is got wrenching. They continue to take our lives and get away with it. This is MURDER! We have no faith in the judicial system it’s sad that life for us is much more difficult because the colour of our skin#Altonsterling”
MADONA TO RELEASE A SONG BY GHANA`S QWECI
American pop star, Madonna, is set to release a song written by Ghanaian R&B singer, Qweci, formerly known as Ded Buddy, who recently resurfaced after years of hibernation from the music industry.
According to him, he co-wrote and arranged the song while in the United States, noting that a friend of his who produced Maddonna’s last album was the one who created the beat for the song.
“Back in the States, I co-wrote a song for American songstress Madonna which is not yet released… I wrote the song so it’s one of the songs which is actually being pushed to her right now to be released,” he told 3News
He added: “I co-produced, co-arranged and stuff for Madonna’s album”.
With over a decade of experience, Ded Buddy entered the industry in the 1990s with the track Y3b3 Sa, which became an instant hit in Ghana. He later went dormant for some time until 2010 when he bounced back but has still not been able take live up to expectation.
B1 Ns3m and 47productions did it again, “Bokorborko” an inspirational song that tells how patience can lead to success in life by OTAADO AB FT. ACES ORTIZ was officially released today… Source:B1 Ns3m
Click on the link below to download!!! [Download]
Described in 2015 by the Guardian (UK) as “the foremost rapper on the continent,” M.anifest’s originality and impressive lyricism has earned him collaborations with musical giants such as Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, Flea (Red hot Chili Peppers), Erykah Badu, Femi Kuti, A.B Crentsil and more.
2014 saw a blossoming of M.anifest’s artistry, continental presence, and international credentials. He was chosen as the first artist featured on the BBC World Service Africa Beats program. He joined British musical royalty Damon Albarn on a major tour of several countries in Europe and South America in the summer and fall.
He also released stunning visuals for Someway Bi and No Shortcut to Heaven whiles cementing his reputation as one of the best and musically mature live performers in Ghana.
Born in Accra, Ghana as Kwame Tsikata, M.anifest is the grandson of 93 year old Prof. J.H Nketia, one of the leading ethnomusicologists and composers in Africa. M.anifest spent a decade (2001 – 2011) in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, where he cut his professional musical teeth. Upon his return to Ghana in December 2011, his unapologetically modern African musical identity quickly brought a notoriety across Africa.
Less than two years after his return to the continent M.anifest was awarded the best rapper and best Hip-Hop song awards at the 2013 Ghana Music Awards as well as various other continental nods. The success of his last project, Apae: The Price of Free EP (December 2013), which he described as “inspired and provoked by Ghana,” lay in the witty narratives of songs such as Someway Bi and the sincere aspirations and cautionary tales told in songs such as No Shortcut to Heaven.
Over the years, M.anifest has been involved in various album projects and tours. He has released four formidable solo efforts: Apae the Price of Free EP (2013), Immigrant Chronicles (2011), The Birds and the Beats (2009), Manifestations (2007). He was prominently featured on five songs on the Rocket Juice & the Moon album that was a collaborative effort from Tony Allen, Damon Albarn and Flea. M.anifest has also been a frequently featured artist on Africa Express platforms. He was part of the historic Africa Express train tour of the U.K in 2012.
His versatility is not just epitomized in his lyrical dexterity and use of multiple languages (English, Twi, and Pidgen), but in his ability to collaborate across a vast musical spectrum. His recent list of collaborators – Kindness (UK), Kwame Yeboah (Ghana), HHP & Proverb (South Africa), Fatoumata Diawara (Mali), Camp Mulla (Kenya), Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (U.S) – affirms this.
M.anifest’s creativity and entrepreneurial bent has also meant that he is a much sought after public speaker. He is a co-founder of Giant Steps (www.GiantStepsMN.com), a five-year old conference for creative entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial creatives. He has had artist residencies and given lectures in St Lawrence University (NY), University of Ghana, and spoken to several classes in Hamline University, Macalester College (his Alma Mater), Penumbra Theatre’s Summer Arts institute, Ashesi University and more.
vision1 FM was the first FM station to play this amazing piece, Bokorborko will officially be out on the 9th of July, but those who are soon eager to hear like me can log on to our space on SoundCloud. [Listen on SoundCloud]
Elmina celebrates Bakatue
Bakatue means “opening up of the Benya Lagoon into the sea”. It symbolizes the beginning of a fishing season, which is the main livelihood of the people of Elmina.
It is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday in July and originated centuries ago and this year was no different. The 2016 Edna Bakatue was celebrated on Tuesday at Elmina.
There was a solemn “net casting” ceremony which symbolizes the beginning of a new fishing season and the catch was offered to the deities of the traditional area
The splendid ceremonies included a durbar of chiefs, a colorful regatta of canoes on the Benya Lagoon and processions.
This year’s festival was sponsored by Ashfoam.
Photo credit : Nana Yaw Ampem Darko
Hammer breaks silence on Sarkodie & M.anifest beef
For days now that Ghanaians have been enjoying the feud between two of Ghana’s best rappers, Sarkodie and Manifest, some key industry players have been taciturn on the issue.
A lot have been heard from musicians, entertainment critics and social media commentators on the saga but one person who many have been craving to hear his voice on the issue is legendary record producer and boss of The Last 2 music group, Edward Nana Poku Osei aka Hammer.
After days of not uttering a word, Hammer has finally broken his silence. The man known for grooming some of the best artists in the country did not judge the winner nor attacked the two musicians for starting the beef but hailed them. He said the bicker is an event many have been expecting in the Ghanaian music industry for long.
In a Facebook post Wednesday evening, Hammer expressed joy over the issue stating that the Sarkodie-Manifest clash has made most Ghanaians focus on the content of music than always jamming to the chorus. He called on other rappers to show their rap prowess in the era since Sarkodie and Manifest have paved the way.
Hammer wrote, “This beef may have just answered our prayers… Its finally cast a keen interest by the masses on lyrics and content in songs whom prior to this only focused on choruses and hooks. Rappers, this is ur time… Pls drop that knowledge. I just heard a non rap lover ask me “hammer did u hear Gemini Orleans’ lyrics?” Very interesting.. Especially when Gemini has always been seen as a Gh mainstream impossible becos eye open no dey Gh. The time is now guys!!”
Rev. Gabriel Ansah endorses Obrafuor’s ‘Pimpinaa’
One of the influential men of God in Ghana, Rev. Gabriel Ansah who is also known as Oteee, host of Nasem University on Adom fm has endorsed Obrafour’s hit track Pimpinaa.
Rev. Gabriel Ansah disclosed on Adom Entertainment Hall that he enjoys listening to the track.
He told the host of the show, Mike Two that Pimpinaa happens to be his best for the year 2016 and urged follow pastors to purchase a copy of the song.
The outspoken man of God said that he sees the song as gospel and added that the song encourages the youth to eschew immoral activities such fornication.
‘It speaks against fornication and other immoral activities. Listen to the song, there is a version that says that I will not ride a vehicle I have paid for, I will only do that after it is license in my name’ he explained.
The End time prophet said this when speaking about the controversies surrounding the classification of songs into either gospel or circular and also whether the lyrics of a song can make it gospel or the caliber of person who sings the song makes it gospel.
But he explained that not only songs written and released by Christians are classified as gospel.
He indicated that, all songs that talk about God is a gospel irrespective of the person who sing it
The Chancellor for ‘Nasem University’ also mentioned songs like Amakye Dede’s ‘Su fr3 wonyame’, Kwabena Kwabena’s ‘Buekwan’ as some of the songs he considers as gospel even though the musicians who did the songs are known circular artists.
Ebony Reigns cleavage performance at Kaywa’s live playlist
The Republic Holiday at the Tema Sports Stadia last Friday saw fast reigning versatile genre art Ebony Reigns flaunt her cleavage when she was on stage to perform at Kaywa’s live playlist.
The seductive Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, cleavage was the center of attraction for fans that came in their numbers.
Ebony thrilled her fans who sung back to back some of his trending and well received songs including; Kupe, Dancefloor, and other two danceable tunes.
After pleading guys not to send her their nude pictures on social media platforms the artiste did well to flaunt her covered boobs and tummy.
The no bra art on the night thrilled her fans with good whining of waist whiles performing.
OKYEAME KWAME GOES GOSPEL WITH HALLELUJAH
On July 7, 2016, Okyeame Kwame is set to release his first Gospel song titled “Hallelujah”.
Ghana’s most Versatile and Decent rapper who for the last 19 years has proven to be influential in the music industry.
Speaking to Ghanaweb.com, Okyeame Kwame confirmed this saying “Yes it is the truth, I am releasing my latest song titled “Hallelujah” on July 7, 2016. It is a story of my life and my musical journey.
But you will have to wait till it is released to know the details of the song. Listeners can be sure that this song will not disappoint.”
The “Small Small” hit maker has over the past years cemented his position as the most versatile musician in the country, releasing hit songs in almost all the genres of music. We wait to see what the Rap Dacta has in store for listeners.
NEW RELEASE BY SWAG KID
Many have compared Swag Kid to Wizkid due to his age, physique and talent. And with his latest single, ‘Feeling Good’, there would surely be more to compare between the two.
The ChopStix produced single is a pulsating feel-good afrobeat infusion that is guaranteed to get Africa dancing once it gets the heavy rotations.
Born Ese Emokiniovo Ibru, Swag Kid has been buzzing as a rap talent since he started music but it appears his new management is repackaging him as a more dynamic artist with the direction of his latest single.
The 15-years-old was born in Warri, Delta State Nigeria and discovered his talent at age seven.
He has featured at different top events in Ghana like, Miss Ghana Nigeria 2012, Ghana Meet Niger 2013, Tema vs Accra,Miss Nigeria Ghana, Sound City Premium Party, Vodafone 020 Live where Naeto C brought him on stage out of his overwhelming state at the lil man.
JUPITAR BLASTS STONEBWOY FOR MOCKING SHATTA WALE WITH A VIDEO
BET award-winner, Stonebwoy on Sunday afternoon shared this video on his Facebook page with a certain man in the video more or less comparing Shatta Wale to Stonebwoy.
In the video, the man chose Stonebwoy over Shatta Wale with his reason being Stonebwoy plays more foreign gigs as compared to Shatta Wale and as well Stonebwoy dresses more descent than Shatta Wale.
But one part in the video that Stonebwoy should have edited was where the man said Shatta Wale walks in Tudu-Accra with his mouth smelling and more.
His fellow act, Jupiter the enemies hitmaker has reacted to what Stonebwoy did. According to Jupitar, some artistes pretend to be humble when they get to some level but show their real character later.
He also added that disrespect, pride, selfisheness and more will definitely bring done most of talented acts here in Ghana.
E.L SPITS VENOM ON SARKODIE WITH “TALK DON’T BOTHER ME”
E.L cannot keep his calmness any longer about the shots being fired at him by Sarkodie.
The rapper over the weekend released a comedy skit just to cool tempers but little did we know that he was lacing his boots to release something to reply Obidi.
E.L’s reaction to the entire hullabaloo about his beef with Sarkodie is out and it is just a creative piece.
He did not just talk about his seeming beef with Obidi, he went ahead to address other misconception about him.
The song is a conversation the rapper had with his mum in a phone conversation. In the song “Talk Don’t Bother Me”, he touched on his pineapple hairstyle, his relationship with Berla Mundi and many other developing matters.
Enjoy the song.
HIPLIFE LEGEND ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL
Hiplife legend Obrafour has been quiet in the industry for sometime now.
According to Sarkodie, he has not been well close to a month now.
Obidi in a Facebook post said he has been mute over the rapper’s sickness for long but his current state is not good so he needed to let the world know what was happening to Obrafour.
He added that his Godfather has been admitted at the hospital for weeks now.
He later asked the public to remember Obrafour in prayers. Sarkodie wrote on facebook Monday afternoon that “Was keeping this on the low but now it’s getting serious and will need us all to pray for my godfather @iamobrafour @iamobrafour been admitted almost a month now. And his current state ain’t dat gud but he will be fine. Just want us to remember him in prayers. Thank you”.
Speaking to a member of Obrafour’s management team, he confirmed the musician’s sickness.
He told Zionfelix.net that the Kwame Nkrumah rapper who is currently admitted at the hospital is recovering to treatment.
GTP REPLIES SARKODIE
GTP textiles have waded into the battle between two of Ghana’s most influential rappers Sarkodie and M.anifest.
The duo has caused a social media storm in Ghana with apparent ‘diss’ tracks to each other. The exchange of words by the two has got everyone talking.
M.anifest first released godMC which was seen by most Sarkodie fans as an attack on the BET award-winning artiste.
But in Sarkodie’s response, he dropped a line which sought to attack M.anifest’s fashion sense.
“Obi b? diss me a na ?ny? rapper ?de GTP ntoma pam kaba…Me no me rap y? authentic” meaning “if someone would diss me, not a rapper who uses GTP cloth to sow Kaba.”
Many have interpreted Sarkodie’s line as an attack on GTP textiles and have called on the “Illuminati” singer to apologise to GTP.
In what seems to be an apparent response to Sarkodie, GTP tweeted “#GTP pride itself on producing the best quality, best value textiles, and designs. Still timeless.”
Sarkodie mocked for confusing himself in ‘Kanta’ diss song
Sarkodie and M.anifest are the talks of the town due to the beef ongoing between the two. After Bossy by Sarkodie was godMC, a reply from M.anifest to Obidi.
Sarkodie Sunday evening released “kanta”, a diss song to also reply M.anifest for throwing shots at him on his “godMC” song.
It looks like English lecturers have spotted an error Sarkodie made in the “Kanta” song which was recorded to diss M.anifest.
Sarkodie somewhere in the “Kanta” song said “See, I’ll help you for free but efiri nne kor? no we [will] be working pro bono”.
According to the English lecturers, Sarkodie contradicted himself in that line of the song.
They explained that the word “Pro Bono” means working for somebody without charging so it doesn’t make sense for Sarkodie to use it again after saying “I’ll help you for free but ?firi nn? kor? no we [will] be working pro bono”.
M.anifest must be careful with Sarkodie beef – Okraku Mantey
It seems the beef between Sarkodie and M.anifest won’t end anytime soon. Social media is awash with fans from both artistes defending their favorite.
The Head of Programmes at Hitz FM, Mark Okraku Mantey, a music notable, is advising M.anifest to pull the plug and “mind his language.”
Mark Mantey said, “sometimes somebody talks to you very dirty and you want to reply dirtier. The more you get dirtier, because of your brand position, the more your brand is affected.”
Speaking on JOYNEWS’ current affairs program, Pulse, Monday, he said M.anifest followers are of a particular class and he [M.anifest] must be careful not to follow what others are doing and descend into the gutters.
“Because it is M.anifest, people respect him in a particular class, so if we see him speak like this, we will say no! this can’t be M.anifest,” he said.
Sarkodie he said has always been aggressive and always painting pictures of his struggles to his fans and it’s always about himself which his fans understand.
“If the one who is seen as the cool; especially when we all know the kind of home M.anifest comes from, he schooled in the West and his level of education and all that, the perception is that he must know better,” Mr Mantey said.
According to Mr Mantey, M.anifest can battle but must mind tolerance level, as there should be a cut-off point for his language, he as he can’t get dirty.
Sarkodie is not hot like he used to be__-BULLDOG
Artiste manager, Lawrence Asiama Hanson, popularly known as Bulldog has indicated that BET Award-winner, Sarkodie is not as hot as he used to be.
Making a submission on Happy FM’s Showbiz Xtra, Saturday, Bulldog said no artiste stays hot after five years. According to him, artistes are rather relevant after that period depending on what they did.
He cited international artistes like Kayne West, Lil Wayne and Jay Z alongside some other local acts adding that Sarkodie is still reigning because there is no one to compete with him as the country does not develop talents.
“No one can stay hot after five years. Relevance can be forever. Sarkodie has passed hotness; he’s very relevant. Now let me tell you why Sarkodie is still a leader. There is nobody who is matching him. The industry hasn’t found his replacement. So at any point if you are doing a show, you put him there. If we were developing artiste in this country, by now, Sarkodie may be at the back burner,” he said
“Sarkodie knows that the system has nobody there. The boy is wise. Five years and that is it. What you do in the five years will enable you to stay relevant forever. VIP started way before. They are still here. How come? They are not hot; they are relevant. Obrafour, same,” Bulldog added.
SOCIAL MEDIA ON FIRE “SARK-FEST” BEEF
Various social media platforms started buzzing with interesting comments moments after Sarkodie dropped ‘Kanta’.
The song, which is a clear reply to M.anifest’s ‘god MC’ got people talking with many accompanying their messages with funny images.
EL reacts to Sarkodie’s ‘F the bars’ line in #Bossy?
EL is chilling. He seems not to care about all the social media calls to respond to Sarkodie’s Bossy record.
In a shot funny video posted on his Instagram, Elom is seen rebuking himself for writing BARS instead of studying Law and passing the Bar.
Sarkodie rapped in his Bossy single;
“I’m a king but I don’t feel I should wear a crown// That was a clear sound// Mr DJ make you drop this fire on air now// Omo si Sarkodie ndropu Punches// I can do it really but the point is// Wo rapi na wo punchi piia you sound immature// You got to spit from the heart no be your jaw// Best MCs right from the top//They be best cos they write from the heart// B.I.G, Jay Z to Nas, It’s all about emotions bro// F%&@ the Bars”
This hostility many believe started when EL touted PaeDae as a dope rapper on VGMA stage after Sark won the Best Rapper award on the night.
SHATTA WALE TELLS STONEBWOY TO STOP FOOLING AND MAKE MONEY
Earlier today, Stonebwoy posted a video of a wretched “mad” man on his Facebook timeline.
In the video, there is a second voice asking the man to perhaps choose between Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale. The man throws jabs at Shatta Wale saying, while Stonebwoy associates himself with literates and men of class around the globe, Shatta Wale is down here bossing around as local champion and rolling in the gutters.
After sometime, the video got deleted from Stonebwoy’s timeline but fortunately, vibesin5.com got a snapshot of it.
Shatta Wale has responded to the video on his Facebook page. The “country boss” asks Stonebwoy to stop fooling and rather make money.
While some fans of the Bhim president are happy with his act, Shatta Wale’s fans are highly disappointed with such a move from the BET winner, describing it as childish and uncalled for.
Below is Shatta Wale’s tweet, click ‘Photos’ to see a snapshot of stonebwoys video:
Herrrr???? @stonebwoyb you for stop da fooling and make money .. Aboa taaaa..????????????????????????
— SHATTA WALE (@shattawalegh)
3rd July, 2016
PRODIGAL OF VVIP BLAST’s SHATTA WALE
Prodigal, a member of music trio, VVIP is unhappy with dancehall artiste Shatta Wale for trying to put up a stage for his Salah show close to where the group has set theirs at Nima.
According to a facebook post by Prodigal, VIP has been hosting Sallafest concert at the venue since 1998 and least expected the dancehall artiste to set up a stage there.
“On a real Gh artist we have to be real love n respect each other’s hustle sometimes is not abt the fame n that same fame for no make we forget who we be or forget some helping hands wen we moving up excuse my language but F*CK Shatta Wale for trying to put up a stage at Nima near to our stage on a sallah day u n I Knw is a tradition since 98 to help other upcoming showcase wat they have as we did for u few years back as big brothers if this ur pay back then F*CK you once Again. One Nima one stage one people” his post read.
Crowd goes ‘gay’ for Stonebwoy, Gallaxy at Muuston Beach Resort Loggy Entertainment and Burniton Music Group this weekend staged one of the biggest outdoor events in Accra dubbed ‘Stonebwoy And Friends’ and as expected, thousands of music lovers and fans trooped to the venue to enjoy themselves.One major moment that won’t go off the minds of patrons who were present was when Stonebwoy for the first time in many years shared the stage with Afrobeat and Highlife music group Gallaxy who currently has two big hits in the country, ‘Papa Bi’ and ‘Gborgborvor. The song produced by Shottoh Blinqx features Stonebwoy and it is undoubtedly one of the biggest songs in the country at the moment.
If you liked the punchlines on this track, you will love the video as well.
Sarkodie plays the ‘bossy’ role in the video, synonymous with the title of the song. Prior to the release of the video, Sarkodie indulged his fans on social media to anticipate one of the best videos for the year 2016.
Music lovers in Ghana are pointing out that a new rap song by M.anifest is a jab at Sarkodie, especially, and other rappers who claim to the best in the business.
The music enthusiasts analysed some lines in the track on Twitter and other social media platforms:
1. “What’s a king to a god MC?”
M.anifest’s chorus is said to be a direct attack on Sarkodie who calls himself King Sark and has proclaimed himself the King of Ghana rap.
2. “Clash of the titans, I had dinner with Medusa”
This, according to analysts, is a response to Sarkodie’s Clash Of The Titans song which is said to be a diss to M.anifest. M.anifest mocks the song, saying he had dinner with Medusa.
3. “Them dey claim pure gold, but them be copper, don’t compare a name dropper to a show stopper, like me”
This is said to be another jab at Sarkodie and other rappers who claim to be the best. M.aniftest also proclaims himself the best rapper.
4. “You wanna be king, get your ass in line”
This is said to be another assault on Sarkodie.
5. “Call the fashion police, they can make an arrest, these boys copying the west, looking a mess, it’s retarded”
Here M.anifest is said to have gone after the likes of Pappy Kojo and Joey B.
6. “Even my nonfa back then had sense in it”
This is said to be a jab at rapper’s whose lyrics rhyme but hardly make sense.
7. “Ghanaians are still concerned about diplomas and awards”
Here M.anifest is said to hit out hard at rappers who fight among themselves after award shows.
8. “When the boss is around, who can you boss around”
He is said to proclaim himself the boss of GH rap.
9. “Don’t get intoxicated by these drunkards”
The line is said to admonish fans not to carried away by the claims of some rappers who say they are the best.
10. “I just chock it, laughing hard to their tears in a bucket”
M.anifest says he enjoys laughing at such rappers.
Ghana’s formidable sound engineer and award-winning producer David Kojo Kyei aka Kaywa known for his popular signature ‘Highly Spiritual’ has been honored by legendary in the entertainment industry.
Multiple awards winning art Mr. Music Man known in showbiz as Kojo Antwi and celebrated Broadcast Journalist Kwasi Kyei Darkwah (KKD) graced and honored the genius sound engineer on the night.
Kaywa for the past years in the music industry has served artistes good and trending song which have won them numerous of plaques in Ghana and outside.
The sound engineer who doubles as coach when its comes to music on Friday 1ST July, organized anniversary celebration concert christened ‘Kaywa Playlist Live’ held at the Tema Sports Stadia in Accra.
Fans flooded in their numbers to cheer their favourite artistes billed on the night to perform.
Artistes billed to thrill their fans had both mainstream artistes and upcoming artistes.
The night saw D Cryme, Donzy, Nana Boroo, Ebony Reigns, Praye, Epiosde and scores of other gallant artistes thrilled their dense fans.
With many hit tracks to his credit, Kaywa won Best Producer of the Year two consecutive times at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) in 2012 and 2013.
His competent handiworks have produced popular pieces such as Olofofo by Castro, Bibini Ba by Kwabena Kwabena, Niger Bebe by Ruff n Smooth, Kolom and Ma Girl both by Buk Bak, Onyame Nhyira by Sarkodie, Samini’s Where My Baby Dey and Asem’s Bye Bye.
He has produced beats for Mr Silva in the UK and UK based Ghanaian Afro Pop artiste, Fuse ODG.
Former Member of Parliament for Adenta Constituency and Presidential Staffer, Kojo Adu-Asare has hailed Ghanaian Reggae and Dancehall recording artiste Samini for his dexterity and lyrical ability, saying he does not do “pedestrian music.”
In his appearance on GH One TV’s mid-day entertainment show ‘RythmzLive One-on-One’ Wednesday, the politician, who traces his involvement in music to the early days of the dynamic group VIP, showered praises on the multiple award-winning Samini.
“I have a lot of respect for Samini because he’s got a style. He can hold a crowd, knows what to do to hold his crowd back-to-back. He does the live band thing more than the others [artistes] and that is the part I like about him,” Hon. Kojo Adu-Asare told Berla Mundi.
The trendy politician added: “He [Samini] is very lyrical, very sharp in the mind and he doesn’t just sing. His songs are heavy and carry a lot of weight. He doesn’t do pedestrian works.
“Until he came out on his own, he did a lot of collaborations and I can say without any equivocation that he even made those songs popular with his contributions. Songs with Obrafour, the Mad-Cobras, the King Davids, I can say it was his version that made them popular.”
Adu-Asare, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Enterprise Support (YES) Fund also advised Samini to not veer off his music style.
“I have a lot of respect for his style and I believe he still got a lot in him.
He only has to realign himself; he doesn’t have to follow the flow and just go according to what he knows best. Samini’s style should just keep going.”
Born Emmanuel Andrews Samini, the 34-year-old began his music career in 1999 initially with the stage name Batman Samini.
Samini’s genre of music is a melodious mixture of highlife, dancehall, reggae and hip-hop which he terms as “African dancehall”.
Its been long since we heard something from the music group, Fokn Bois but it looks like they were busily trying to give the world something they cannot contain in their minds.
Wanlov and his team member, M3nsa are out with their latest album. They call this new one “Ode To Ghana”. The 21-track album is free for all who want to enjoy them.
FOKN Boise partnered with yoyo tinz on this new album called “Ode To Ghana”. Enjoy all the tracks on the album released on June 30.
Most of the songs talk about Ghana, leaders and some of the most influential personalities who have gone viral in the country
Songstress Afiba, finally releases new song titled “Nobody Knows”
The song produced by legendary Ghanaian Highlife musician and producer Nana Fynn is her debut since joining KB Empire few months ago.
The Highlife song was well crafted to satisfy music lovers’ desire for something refreshing.
The song ‘Nobody Knows’ is introducing Afiba into Ghana’s music industry as one of the great female musicians that will take the country beyond its boarders.
Joey B epitome of brand ambassador
When the name Joey B is mentioned the obvious thing that come in mind is music, but this minute i want us to focus our attention on how the Ghanaian Hip hop rapper is carrying out his ambassadorial deal with addidas Ghana.
In 2015 it was announced that Joey B has been made that brand ambassador for addidas Ghana and since then there has not been any stage that he has mounted or a function the rapper has attended without the “three stripes”.
Due to the great influence he has on the youth, Joey B has been able to infest them with his sense of fashion thereby causing them to fall in love with the adidas brand. The “Cigarette” hit maker is known for wearing skinny jeans, sneakers, XL T shirts or sweat shirt coupled with cap. Joey B’s fashion style has grown so large that his fellow rappers cannot help it but to follow the trend.
It is believed Joey B’s unique sense of fashion and great appeal to the youth won him the adidas ambassadorial deal. One can clearly tell that this decision from has not been a bad one,
Comments from showbiz critics and the general public concerning his ambassadorial deal turn out to be positive due to how well his been able to represent the adidas brand.
There are other artiste who have been signed as brand ambassadors for some institution and companies in Ghana but have not lived up to expectation, this cause can be attributed to lack of passion and believe in the brands that they represent but in the case of Joey B its totally different.
Just recently released a video of his latest single You X I and in the video the adidas brand was properly represented in the master piece.
Why is Joey B so passionate about the”three stripes”, could it be that he had love for the brand before he was approached? well according to sources of the “Tonga” hit maker, he has always been in love with the adidas brand from infancy.
Joey B has showed great ambassadorial skills and i will not be surprised if adidas Ghana should renew their contract with him. Our music industry will be at a better position if all musicians will emulate what Joey B is doing.
The most talked about song, titled Bokorborko (ayalolo) is a product of Otaado AB. To clear your doubts we chose to talk to Wanzy, Top producer of the B1 label and this was his words…. “I have no hand in Ayalolo (Bokorborko) , it is his sole work. From production, video shoot, video editing to promotion was all done by Otaado AB (Capital AB). It is a very touching piece that tells you to keep calm in life because you can never cheat nature, life will always be step by step…….. This tune will dropping on the 9th of July, 2016, and i surely agree that this is a must hear tune.
Believe Music Presents…. Niceness party….. Niceness party is the thing they are talking about. Aces Ortiz is getting back in the track with this banger… DROPPING soon
You are surely gonna dance to the tune of this song, Dhrillix Jay from the Double Jay group is hitting the fans with another banger after gaining much audience from their breakthrough track (SHODDY TOO FINE)…. Mixed by Capital AB. DROPPING SOON
Hollup #FHANZOFELDEEZY, hollop #STRATEGICMOVEMENTBOYZ….Eldeezy from Rolup Recordz(the home of RAP music) is still on his back to back hits thing, #Confirm was a success.. now he is coming your way with #COACOA SEASON , dhope hip hop rap tune produced by Wanzy himself and his comment on it was, “this tune is worth my time and effort”. Still in the mixing room being worked on by Capital AB…. DROPPING SOON