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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 […]

BBC AFRICA BEATS FEATURES M.ANIFEST

Award winning Ghanaian rapper, M.anifest (Kwame Tsikata) kicks off this new BBC Africa Beats series by performing songs from his “APAE’ EP. M.anifest breaks down the inspiration behind the performed songs – Debi Debi (One Day) and Someway Bi. He is backed by renowned Ghanaian band ‘Ohia B3y3 Ya’ (Poverty Is Pain) led by Kwame Yeboah. Shouts to my Kenyan […]

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. […]

EHALAKASA PRESS RELEASE

In preparation towards the 7th Annual Ehalakasa Festival, G3 Channels, the organization behind the Ehalakasa Poetry and Arts Festival has issued a press release, inviting Poets, Dancers, Performers to apply to be part of the event as well as Volunteers. The full text of the press release is published below 7TH ANNUAL EHALAKASA FESTIVAL: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2014 Ehalakasa will […]

Bisa Kdei Is Keeping Highlife Alive

Mention the name Ronald Kweku Dei Appiah to any music fan and that person will struggle trying to attach a face to the name. Ask that same fan who sang Baba and the name Bisa KDei will fall, unsurprisingly off their tongue. That is how popular the gifted singer and songwriter has become in Ghana, thanks to his style of […]

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 […]

UNWELCOME

i aman optimist!always ready to believe the bestbut when it is you,it is only a half empty glass. i amnever a pessimist! unwilling to doubt a guestbut when i do not see you,i only see a half empty glass. i hold the bridlei guide the strings,always in chargealways in control. but you?you make me lose my logic,you bring chaos in […]

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 […]

DJ RAB: A PIONEERING FIGURE IN HIPLIFE

‘’Yeah! Yeah!! Yeah!!! Reggie Rockstone live on the set/ ‘Bout to bring the new hit Yo’ [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjjO3eUUL_0&w=420&h=315] That opening voice (watch video) to Reggie Rockstone’s hit track, 3y3 Mu D3 Anaa? (Y’all Feeling It?) belongs to one of the pioneering figures in hip life. He can be described as one of the boulders used in building the foundation of […]