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 […]

M3NSA Sticks To His Roots on “Carry You Go”

By: Nana Fredua-Agyeman ‘’M3NSA is looking at the long term and understands that you may seem to be doing well but you are not legit. You are just an industry caricature, you are made up, not your true self’’ The entire BONDZIE album is a metaphor for creativity. Though I am only a music consumer, I am an afficionado of […]

2020 Wrap Up; Thank You Readers

The attention that the Asaaka wave has brought to Ghana music can rival Kwame Nkrumah’s 6th March declaration of Independence some six decades ago. 2020 has ended. A new year has been ushered in. However, the world is orbiting the sun on bated breath. The COVID-19 pandemic is still disrupting the world. Governments are struggling to keep people safe; individuals […]

My Beef With The ‘Golden Era Of Hiplife’ Tag

“The most valiant thing you can do as an artist is to inspire someone else to be creative.” If social studies ever succeeded in teaching us anything, it was the fact that it taught us the meaning of culture. The fact that it was dynamic, subjected to the changing times and bound by the feeling or the mode of the […]

Interview: Eff The DJ Discusses Growth, Visibility, Brand Leverage And Covid-19

‘’Rewarding, Draining, Bitter-sweet’’. These were the adjectives Eff The DJ chose to describe the year 2019 in respect to his fledging career. As one of the most exciting DJs in the city of Accra, the afro wearing, digital strategist in the day and a DJ at night showed to be proud of the year he had. But, in typical fashion, […]

Bryan The Mensah Has Hit “Level 2” On His Own Game.

The Bunny Sigler sample from “Shake Your Booty” set the record up right. With its not so conspicuous trap drums and head nodding bounce from the production boards of OKAIWAV, Bryan The Mensah rips through the beat with his unmistakable sing-rap delivery. The message: money dreams. That is, the young rapper has his eyes set on things bigger than just […]

THE CUTS: EP 05 VOL. 12

THE CUTS is a weekly review of songs, videos and albums you need to hear. The songs and videos covered are not a genre and/or region specific. Once it is good, it will be reviewed or featured. Omar Sterling – Bangers & Reload; Exotic Flow What did we do to deserve this? Omar Sterling appears to be in a good […]

When Veterans Leave Room For Mockery

The Ghanaian culture frowns on criticizing elders especially in public. It’s deemed reprehensible and uncouth. No matter how wrong or disingenuous the actions of the elder, it’s often the duty of the young person to keep quiet, tolerate their actions and go on as if nothing has ever happened. After all, an elder is wiser than a young person. But, […]

Spotlight: Meet Dylan Hansen; The Brilliant Mind Behind Serallio

How does a man who doesn’t enjoy parties and being in the midst of many people, end up running one of the most exciting nightlife spots in the city of Accra? ‘’The idea was not what it is now. I wanted to create a space where a few friends and I could hang out and have a good time’’. The […]