AKan Is Hopeful On “Mensei Da” featuring Efya

One thing is for sure: AKan is unique. Saying he can rap now rings like a cliche. Rapping is the easiest part of his craft; something he keeps revealing one song, one feature, one verse at a time. Across his previous bodies of work, from his debut self-titled EP “Akan” to his magnum opus “Onipa Akoma”, and a string of […]

A New Wave of Artists Are Re-Awakening Live Performances In Ghana

A new generation of artists are re-awakening the art of live performances – and some of them are not even singers.  The death knell on live band music, a staple of Ghanaians of the 50s through to the late 70s, was the numerous military interregnums that engulfed the country, mostly in the 70s to the early 80s. For many observers […]

Watch “Aprodoo” Documentary and Video By Akan

Two years after the release of his highly acclaimed debut album, rapper Akan is still releasing materials off the back of the album. “Onipa Akoma”, the 2017 debut was described by this blog as the best album of this decade. The album’s brilliance lied more with how it was conceptualized; a tale about life – from birth to death – […]

If Life Is A Lottery, Akan Is Staking For The Win on ”Banker 2 Banker”

Akan has mastered the art of turning everyday subjects into a class act on records. It doesn’t matter how much that subject has been explored by others, he always brings a certain touch of brilliance or a new perspective to the topic, especially on songs. And when Twisted Wavex, his longtime producer and collaborator is involved, you are assured of […]

Blitz The Ambassador ft Akan – Fire (The Burial of Kojo Soundtrack)

Rapper and filmmaker, Blitz The Ambassador is raking in the Ws (WINS) one move at a time. Since debuting his highly acclaimed film, “The Burial of Kojo”- a film that centres around a family feud triggered by the death of Kojo, an unfortunate development caused by Kojo’s brother. The movie will be screened on Netflix on March 31 after it […]

NiiQuaye Invites All To Dance To His Highlife Tune “Twa Wonan Ase”

There is a song for every situation in one’s life; be it for the good or bad. These songs tend to vividly capture an experience that you feel the musician or songwriter was lurking somewhere observing your situation. That was my sentiment when I heard “Twa Wona Ase”, a song by NiiQuaye. The multi- instrumentalist and music producer recruited AYAT […]

Akan – Edwom No Freestyle (Lord Kenya Cover)

Rapper, Akan went into his bag and came out with a freestyle that once again, exhibits his incredible rap skills and also, offers a hint of nostalgia to rap fans above age 20. Borrowing the beat of Lord Kenya’s “Endwom No”, Akan in 2 minutes, 34 seconds remind us of what hiplife used to sound like -a reference to the […]

Sarkodie and Akan Share Travel Tales on “All Die Be Die”

“I won’t play with my time on earth’, Sarkodie opines towards the end of ”All Die Be Die”, his latest single with Akan. The song explores the story of life and the agonies associated with trying to make it out hustle. The two rappers take turns to narrate their ‘personal’ ordeals in their attempts at breaking the mould of poverty […]


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Review: Rapper Akan Exudes Unbridled Intimacy

On the few occasions that I have the rapper Akan live, I had often left the venue with extreme satisfaction. Even his brief showings on other peoples’ events are executed with pure class. Akan hands you excitement and awe; you are left feeling satisfied yet lingering for another dose of his live performance. In other words, Akan has mastered the […]