A Tale of Entitlement: A Case Study Of Ghana’s Music Industry

The land of Red, Gold, and Green has always been a home of great creativity, artistry, and talent. For the many things Ghana is known for, our contribution to the arts ranks at the topmost. Over the years, we have had different creatives whose contributions have contributed to the growth of the arts in Ghana and Africa as a whole. From film, photography, fashion, creative […]

Afrofusion Artist, DARKUA Is Here and Ready To Go

Ever since I caught her performance for her single ‘’Amalelor’’, I made a mental note to check out the Afrobeats / AfroSoul artiste’s catalogue. What got me interested? Her stagecraft, choosing to perform a live set instead of the normal miming over dj set and her vocals. She does not possess a Whitney Houston or Beyonce-esque vocal abilities, but she […]

WHY ARE GHANAIAN ARTISTES UNABLE TO SELL BIG SHOWS OUTSIDE GHANA

One of the greatest things a lot of musicians hope for, is to sell out big shows outside of their home country. Aside from the usual award wins, millions of streams accumulated and having their music crossing borders-regionally and continentally, selling out big shows is a huge priority on everyone’s to-do-list. That’s why you hear some of these artistes speak of […]

Review of Nenebi Tony’s Book ‘’Everything That Happened And The People Who Made It”.

Documenting a decade of interesting, yet important cultural shaping events within the Ghanaian entertainment landscape is an arduous task especially for a writer considering the paucity of information available – due to lack of proper, and verifiable documents.  Under such circumstances, one is inclined to rely on memory, reliable bits and pieces of information, and direct interviews with stakeholders and […]

Smallgod Is Connecting The Dots Through Music And Fashion

At his recent album listening party, held on Friday 7th May 2022 at East End Bistro, a spot tucked within the prime vicinity of Cantonments, Smallgod and some of the artists featured on “Connecting The Dots“, his sophomore album, pulled a sizeable number of the crowd; mostly industry people, friends, and associates. Aside the generic questions often asked at such events […]

BLACKO SHERIF SZN IS HERE; AND IT’S NOT A MIRAGE: REMEMBER KWAKU THE TRAVELLER

Rahim Munir SUCCESS is not only predicated on talent alone. other factors like timing, grace, goodwill among the general populace and a good chi contribute immensely towards ensuring a person’s success. Black Sherif seems to have all these factors forging together to elevate him towards a strata only a few could ascend. As he rightfully articulated during his inspiring acceptance […]

Happenings in 2021: Part 1

I remember vividly where I was on 1st Jan 2021. I also recall how a meeting with an executive of a global music company changed the career trajectory of a budding artist. more on that later. A lot happened in 2021 on the Ghanaian music and art scene, specifically with music.  The old legends kept their turf guarded while cultivating […]

YGA ( O’Kenneth ) – Until It’s All Said And Done REVIEW

By Rahim Munir Being the last to close the year on your label’s roster comes with some level of responsibility and anxiety.  You get the chance to make a claim by crafting something epic to cement your own status as well as the label you represent. After all, you are able to pick notes from the outcomes of earlier releases […]

Watch M3NSA’s Latest Video For “Forward”

M3NSA continues to use his music to motivate and inspire. Despite the gloom that hovers around us, especially the ones within the adulting bracket, M3NSA’s lyrics, like the words of a sage, flows with a certain verve: one that rings of “there is still hope. Don’t despair”. Weeks after his crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to complete his album, M3NSA has […]

Review: Zed Ay Kay- ”Versatility” Album

In an industry where the perks of recognition does not often fall on the plate of some of the best talents, it would not be a surprise if the name of Zed Ay Kay does not register immediately. His music has not crossed over into the mainstream fold, not because the songs are not great. Rather, the songs do not […]