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 […]

EL AND BBNZ SET THE B.A.R AND JUMPED OVER IT

‘’If there’s one forceful point the BAR Concert made it was that hip hop in Ghana is finally earning the bright halo it has been waiting all this while’’ When the numerous fans streamed through the entrance of the Alliance Francaise and braced the slight downpour last Saturday night (19th April, 2014) they came with one expectation: Leave with a […]

HIGHLIFE- BRIAN ENO/KARL HYDE

Somewhere last week (July, 4th) in a quest to find an escape from stress, I chanced on an album that I’ve been hooked on since. Thing is, I have had enough of the contemporary R&B and the highly misogynistic and/ the porn of materialism themes of current hip hop. So, chancing on the legendary Brian Eno & Karl Hyde’s collaborative […]

EFYA AND THE WINNING FORMULA: A Case of Competing Against Oneself

In the absence of real competition, EFYA has chosen to see herself as her own competitor. Since bursting on the Ghanaian music scene some six (6) years ago with 2 evergreen singles-A MOMENT’S NOTICE (Odo Y3 D3) and NOTHING (after going solo)-the Afro Pop/Soul songstress EFYA (Jane Awindor) has carved a formidable niche for herself. The 27 year old has […]

REVIEW OF COLLECTOR’S ITEM BY FRICKY

Fricky COLLECTOR’S ITEM is sonically refreshing, technically of high quality and lyrically impressive. Without a doubt would pass as one of the best projects ever done this year. Last year, I mentioned him in my ‘Bankable Artistes’ to watch in 2014 tweet -‘Bankable’ as to mean one of the artistes to watch. Now I can say without a doubt that […]

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 […]