M.ANIFEST DROPS ‘NO SHORTCUT TO HEAVEN’ VIDEO

Finally, M.anifest’s (M.Dot) much anticipated video for No Shortcut To Heaven featuring Obrafour has been released. The video-which was shot at Kwabeng and Akosombo in the Eastern Region of Ghana-sees Ghanaian rapper M.anifest playing the role of a ‘galamsey’ boy (illegal miner) searching for his pot of gold- the song talks about the get-rich-quick phenomenon in Ghana and elsewhere. The video […]

#STREETARTSATURDAY

Ghanaian graffiti artist Ian Quarshie has something awesome for all graffiti artists and lovers in Ghana. He would be starting a graffiti project called the “Next Up Graffiti Tour.” The tour will be making stops in KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) – Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi and Accra (Ghana). Apart from bombing walls with aesthetic graffiti murals, there […]

Alliance Française Launches “Festival de la Gastronomie”

Alliance Française Accra in collaboration with AccraPremium, is launching the “Festival de la Gastronomie” from the 21st, 26th and 27th of September 2014, an event that seeks to spotlight gastronomy in all its many and diverse forms with emphasis on fine cuisine. Created four years ago in France and celebrated nationwide, this festival tends to be internationalized as more and […]

Q & A WITH ARTIST BERNARD AKOI JACKSON

This is a feature interview i culled from an Amsterdam website METROPOLIS M on Bernard Akoi Jackson, a Ghanaian artist and his works. ‘Identity is a notoriously contested concept’Bernard Akoi Jackson on Africa, Accra and Amsterdam Bernard Akoi Jackson, Freedom and……? 2010   BERNARD AKOI JACKSON, artist from Ghana, is invited by the Stedelijk Museum for a residency in Amsterdam. […]

TOUR DE JAMESTOWN

As you may know by now, the annual Chalewote Street Art Festival will commence tomorrow. The historic town of James Town, which lies in the heart of Accra will play host to the two-day festival (23rd-24th August, 2014) I took some time off after work to visit main venue (Mantse Agbona) with Vanessa to catch up on how preparation is […]

DJ JULS OUT WITH RAISE MY FLAG

DJ JULS (Julian Nicco-Annan), one of Ghana’s foremost music producers of this era, released his first single Raise My Flag to great buzz on social media yesterday 20th August, 2014. The single features two of his (Juls) BBnZ label mate, Kojo-Cue and E.L along with Blackway. DJ Juls had over the weeks leading up to the release of Raise My […]

TUPAC – A Nigga with Conscience

I have been listening to JASMINE MANS’ spoken word album “The Black Boy Gold” which I got courtesy my favourite spoken word act Dzyadzorm (@dzyadorm). I’ve been listening to one track ‘Let It Be’ more than any other track on the album. It features a voice clip of legendary hip hop act, TUPAC SHAKUR. On the album’s introductory piece, Tupac […]

CAN I BORROW A CEDI? KAHAZ TAPE REVIEWED

the beauty of the mixtape lies in its simplicity-from beats to Kahaz’s flow The mixtape circuit in Ghana is becoming intense and competitive with both established and up-coming artistes pitching their tapes to the listener. This year has seen the likes of M.anifest, C-real and E.L (many will follow) releasing mixtapes to great reception. One of the up-coming artists to […]

GAMES MEN PLAY: AN INCREDIBLE PLAY WORTH WATCHING.

‘A powerfully acted play to be admired for its technical aesthetics and story; a departure from the usual storyline Roverman Production is noted for’. There was an advert of a deodorant with the tagline that goes like ‘Some things are for men only’. This tagline was manifested at the National Theatre during the media screening of the latest Roverman Production […]

‘A lot of the problem with music rights in Ghana comes from the musicians themselves. First is the question: who qualifies for rights? Producers and composers are usually left out by the very vocalist they work with. Artistes are very fond of giving CD’s to Dj’s in the street when looking for airplay. The effect is, the music library in […]