Legacy Artistes and the Question of Gen Z Experience

Change will always drive evolution. Adapting to it is often arduous especially when it is tied to growth. The thing about change is that, while we may not like it, you can not do away with it. You can insulate yourself from it for a while. But, in due course, the change will find a way to get to your […]

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 […]

Kirani Ayat, Intellectual Property Issues and What’s Important

I recall an incident where two individuals had a go at each other over an issue that, in hindsight, shouldn’t have been an issue. To cut the story short, one person made a purchase without discussing consulting the other party. When concerns were raised about the purchase, the purchaser roped in the other party, to which the person took an […]

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 […]

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 […]