Kirani Ayat, Intellectual Property Issues and What’s Important

I recall an incident where two individuals had a go at each other over an issue that, in hindsight, shouldn’t have been an issue. To cut the story short, one person made a purchase without discussing consulting the other party. When concerns were raised about the purchase, the purchaser roped in the other party, to which the person took an […]

WHY ARE GHANAIAN ARTISTES UNABLE TO SELL BIG SHOWS OUTSIDE GHANA

One of the greatest things a lot of musicians hope for, is to sell out big shows outside of their home country. Aside from the usual award wins, millions of streams accumulated and having their music crossing borders-regionally and continentally, selling out big shows is a huge priority on everyone’s to-do-list. That’s why you hear some of these artistes speak of […]

Review of Nenebi Tony’s Book ‘’Everything That Happened And The People Who Made It”.

Documenting a decade of interesting, yet important cultural shaping events within the Ghanaian entertainment landscape is an arduous task especially for a writer considering the paucity of information available – due to lack of proper, and verifiable documents.  Under such circumstances, one is inclined to rely on memory, reliable bits and pieces of information, and direct interviews with stakeholders and […]

The Role of Tik Tok in Today’s Viral Music

It’s a new paradigm in music promotion and marketing in this social media-driven era where anybody – from artists to content creators – is sharing with the world their creativity.  Video-sharing platforms like Tik Tok and Instagram (IG) Live have become the new testing grounds for newer contents. These social media platforms have democratised audio-visual content at a relatively cheaper […]

Gyakie And Amaarae: Leading Lights of GH Music in 2021

You know how everyone loves to say Ghanaians are the cousins of Nigerians or something about being siblings? Well for some time now, we have become the very jealous siblings. Happy, but looking on in envy as Naija artistes pull the “Naija to the World” agenda effortlessly. Not to discredit what any Ghanaian artiste is doing sporadically, but you know […]

Bantama Bros: Ko-Jo Cue and Kofi Jamar’s Bromance

It’s often said that words are powerful. That, whatever one says is bound to happen with immediacy or after some time- days, months, years, century or millennium. When words are spoken from a place of love or hate, the consequences could have a happy or bitter ending. That’s why when someone showers words of praise and goodwill on you, you […]

How Sarkodie, Kwesi Arthur, Kuami Eugene Use ‘Tricks’ In Their Art.

Tricks, when done well could propel one from the bottom to the top and keep those at the top floating. There is a pack of ‘tricks’ in every industry that the players within it know how to optimize to their advantage. A lot of the time, experience opens your eyes to them, either acquired through personal episodes or from observations. […]

2020 Wrap Up; Thank You Readers

The attention that the Asaaka wave has brought to Ghana music can rival Kwame Nkrumah’s 6th March declaration of Independence some six decades ago. 2020 has ended. A new year has been ushered in. However, the world is orbiting the sun on bated breath. The COVID-19 pandemic is still disrupting the world. Governments are struggling to keep people safe; individuals […]

Evolution of Hip Hop And The DIY Acumen of Ghanaian Acts

Armed with DIY (Do It Yourself) spirit, hip hop artists in Ghana are finding ways beyond their talents to evolve with the times as they sell their creativity to the rest of the world In the aught of 1994, Reggie Rockstone and DJ Rab Bakari randomly met and together changed the face of Ghana music for the better. Reggie Rockstone, […]

Is Life Living Records the Most Influential Label of 2020?

2020 might have been a fucked up year, globally. The COVID-19 pandemic, which engulfed the world from the aught of January 2020 had left in its trail devastating consequences. The vermin has devoured almost everything on its path. The human casualties are in the millions, global economic gains have been eroded, jobs have been lost, and businesses have shut down. […]