Review: The Angel You Don’t Know Is Amaarae ‘s Finest, Yet

On her debut album THE ANGEL YOU DON’T KNOW (TAYDK), Amaarae trundles within the halls of debauchery, money, and mystery. Served on a sonic plate of RnB, punk rock, and Afropop, the 26-year-old Ghanaian singer showcases the boldness of her generation: boisterous, unapologetic, confident, and unhinged in her edicts on the themes that helm the album. TAYDK had been in […]

A Look Back: Goodies Showed The Way

On the 27th of November, 2008, the Ghanaian music industry suffered a great jolt. On that fateful day, one of the most prominent names in the Ghanaian music business was sentenced to a 13- year prison term after being busted trying to traffic 80 pellets of cocaine to London. The music executive was, at that time, flying high. His moves […]

Review: Temple’s Hip Hop Cred Shines Across “We Are Who We Are”

Temple stays true to his hip hop background on his features heavy album. “Chale, my tape go drop soon… E lef some few things to work on”. I can count the number of times Temple had assured me of his impending album release whenever we had crossed path. One thing I’ve come to realize in the music space especially with […]

Review: Avit – “Election Day” EP

Avit draws the veil back again on the raw deal that our politics offer on “Election Day”. Avitiduen Abisa hails from the Upper East Region, specifically Wiaga. Music has always been around him growing up. Harnessing the various musical influences on which he grew up, Avit has successfully coupled them, and in his own way, built a musical canopy as […]

THE CUTS: EP 06 VOL.11

THE CUTS is a weekly review of newly released songs and videos. The songs and videos covered are not genre or region-specific. Once we find it dope, we’ll share our thoughts on it here. Super JazzClub – For All the Good Times Patience. Persistence. Self-belief. Improvisation. The Super JazzClub embodies all these virtues. For years, they have worked tirelessly towards perfecting […]

KiDi Is Our MVP of 2020, Thus Far.

2014. Alliance Francaise, Accra. That was where I witnessed KiDi’s performance for the first time. He wasn’t a headliner for the night. He was one of the upcoming acts granted some minutes of stage time to showcase his gifts to the audience. He performed John Legend’s love ballad “All of You”, putting his spin on the song. Though a good […]

Review: Eugy Talks The Highs and Lows of Love on “4 Play” EP

Versatility, largely shaped by his background and immediate environment is one of the treasured gifts in Eugy’s musical toolkit. In addition to this is his ability to be in sync with new trends thus tapping into all the latest musical trends. Throughout his career, the British-Ghanaian artist has underscored these in his art. Having scored hits with songs like “Dance […]

Video: Amaarae Stays “FANCY”

Between her songs and the visuals that accompany them, even fans of Amaarae would ponder over which one they love. With each audio-visual release, the Bronx born, Ghana-based, New Jersey and Atlanta raised afrofusionist continues to deepen her own lane while challenging herself artistically. On her latest release, FANCY, which is the lead single off her forthcoming EP “Angels You […]

Album Review: Mawcom X & Kuvie On “Gift of GOD”

“I’m not making music for Ghana, I’m making music from Ghana but it’s for the world’’- Mawcom X Technology has eased the way artists work. Geographical constraints have been eliminated. The time spent on completing a project is no more an issue. The availability of technology makes it easier to shape the final product to the creator’s own taste. Unlike […]

Review: Vintage Highlife With A Dash of Modernity Fills Santrofi’s “Alewa”

“Alewa” by Santrofi captures the spirit of highlife, delivering it in their own ways without compromising on its riveting authenticity” When some legends of highlife music proclaimed the transgenerational nature of the genre, they appeared to have had a tunnel vision of how things would play out decades ahead. The clairvoyance of these highlife veterans is being vindicated. The power […]