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 […]

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE TO HOST ‘UNCOLONISED’ – ACCRA’S FIRST ‘VISUAL ART MUSIC CONCERT’

Alliance Francaise, Accra will on Saturday, 24th May, 2014 host the first ever Visual Art Music Concert- a musical and visual protest- dubbed UNCOLONISED The concert will feature the Nigerian Afro-Fusion act Villy and The Xtreme Volumes. The abundantly energetic, thought-provoking and progressive music group-whose style of music, a fusion of traditional afro-beats, highlife, afro-folk/soul/rock with pointed and sharp themes […]

REALITY CHECK : LET THE TALK BEGIN

‘We Dance Like Ten Years Since Why? People No Get Nothing Talk Since?’ – C-Real C-Real speaking his mind In an era where it is safer for one to keep mute over happenings in their immediate circles (even though it may be inimical to their survival) so as not to be hated on or/ and be damned, it is such […]

CHANNEL O TOP 10 MOST MUSIC COMMENTATORS: GHANA EDITION

  Following the success of the Nigerian edition of the Channel O Top 10 Most – Music Commentators, ChO will be premiering their Ghanaian edition on the 21st of April 2014 at 12noon on DStv channel 320.  A group of Ghanaian panelists from different areas of the entertainment industry will look at the Ghanaian entertainment industry and talk and debate […]

21 SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS HIPLIFE SONGS

Since the emergence of hiplife as a genre a decade and half ago, many artistes have produced socially conscious tracks that have influenced society positively. Below are twenty-one  (21) songs that stand out of the rest, from Reggie Rockstone to Lil’ Shaker 1. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD/ Reggie Rockstone Apart from the song bridging the gap between real […]