THE CUTS: Part 1 Vol. 1

THE CUTS is a weekly review of newly released songs and videos. The songs and videos covered are not genre or region-specific. Once we find it dope, it will be featured CAMIDOH FT. STONEBWOY – BROWN SKIN GIRL (VIDEO) Buzzing off his recently found prominence, afropop sensation Camidoh’s star power within the Ghanaian and African music scene continues to shine. […]

Top M.anifest Music Videos

Music videos are an important tool in the arsenal of any artiste. They provide another avenue to express the meanings behind any song. Whether it’s a simple video of an artiste singing in a studio or one as elaborate enough to exhaust a small film budget, music videos help extend a musician’s story. Much like a beat maker adds depth […]

Album Review: “Red Card: Minstrel Cycle” By Wanlov

If there is one thing Wanlov has been consistently great at, it is his continuous mission to steer our minds – and our eyes- towards the shenanigans of our political leaders, often carried out unapologetically and in broad daylight since the 1950s. Wanlov has a knack at presenting various instances involving our politicians who obfuscate our national progress. He does […]

Tay Iwar’s “Passport” Was The Best Way To Get Noticed.

On its 5th year following its release, we look at how Tay Iwar’s “Passport” opened him up for notice. My curiosity was piqued after my first listen. The songs on the album led to my searching for information on this young talented singer. Despite the paucity of information on him (yeah he is a new act); this 17 year old […]

On “Edua Ne Ebu”, Nkasei Proved Why They Were The “True Preachers” Of Their Era

Legendary. Great(s). These adjectives have in recent times been watered down by many especially music fans who bestow the ‘L’ and ‘G’ words on anyone they find appealing. Like the fire emoji slapped next to any Soundcloud link, these terms could be misleading. Long before the internet made music more accessible-and anything thrown out to be celebrated-artists of old knew […]

Boomplay And Universal Music Group Announce Landmark Distribution Partnership In Africa

Boomplay, Africa’s leading music streaming and download service and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment today announced the signing of a landmark licensing agreement covering multiple markets within Africa. UMG is the first major music company to license its catalog to Boomplay, which has quickly established itself as the most popular streaming service in Africa. Under […]

THE CUTS: EP 03 Vol. 19

THE CUTS is a short review of songs, videos or albums that we think you need to hear or watch. The music is not genre and/or region specific. Once it is good, it will be covered. Poetra Asantewa – Hungry ‘Hungry’ examines the relationship between country/society (Ghana) and its citizens through the prism of Poetra. The poem highlights the raw […]

Cina Soul Gets Emotional At “We Are Universal” Private Concert

After signing to Universal Music Nigeria (UMN) and releasing an Afro Dance Music (ADM) remix of her soulful ballad 00:01, now 12:01, along with a video, Cina Soul chose to formally announce the deal with an short, intimate, mini-concert. Hosted by La Villa Boutique at Osu, the evening saw her perform songs from her 2016 Metanoia EP and her recent […]

Poet SharkMellon Tackles Greed And Corruption on “Merchants of Accra And Lagos”

Poet and Playwright, Sharkmellon (real name Shakiru Akinyemi) has had and seen enough of the debilitating effects of corruption and greed, perpetuated by the ruling class and their cronies across many African countries. His frustrations and fears are contained in his latest poem, “Merchants of Accra And Lagos”. Sharkmellon provides the background and inspiration behind this spoken word poem: It’s […]

Ebony Tackles Domestic Violence on “Maame Hwe” Video

It’s the renowned Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei who said that ‘art can be used to change society’. The test of an artists worth is their ability to speak about or use their influence to cause societal change. For many, Ebony’s new song and video ‘Maame Hwe’ may be a surprise for the simple fact that, she may be the last […]