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 […]

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 […]

How Sarkodie, Kwesi Arthur, Kuami Eugene Use ‘Tricks’ In Their Art.

Tricks, when done well could propel one from the bottom to the top and keep those at the top floating. There is a pack of ‘tricks’ in every industry that the players within it know how to optimize to their advantage. A lot of the time, experience opens your eyes to them, either acquired through personal episodes or from observations. […]

Sarkodie’s “CEO Flow” Is An Eye Poking Response To Critics

“Chale the fans still dey fuck with the nigga/ Over 17 years , lifetime hypnosis/ What else?” The enthralling scene in a movie for me is when the protagonist stands over the antagonist, spite in his gaze, handing the last strike to end it all. The sense of victory validates the determination and valour of the protagonist. The prize of […]

Review: On “Lava Feels”, Joey B Punched Below Expectation

Joey B is like Peter Pan; caught up in his world of youthfulness and scared to emerge out of that cocoon despite his abundant potential. “7 years, are you not entertained?”. Joey B quizzed on his star-studded trap anthem “La Familia”. The accuracy of his calculation in terms of his active years as a rapper could be challenged but one […]

Interview: Lamie Is Looking Forward To Better Days

One of the exciting things about the music industry is the fact that, each day brings with it a new voice, a new talent with enough potential to earn their stripes. Talk to them and they all hold the same dreams: they all want to succeed, make an impact and leave behind a body of work that would influence a […]

ASEM Versus TEMA: A Detailed Investigation

If there is anything good that this Coronavirus induced global lockdown has contributed to the entertainment scene, it is the fact that it has made people creative. Rappers and DJs have found a way to spend time with their fans via social media. Instagram Live has become the concert hall where many go to have a good time. In the […]

Agyekum’s Classic “Hohuo Asem” And Hammer’s (Last 2) Regret

In 2011, legendary music producer Hammer (Last 2), produced a song that became a treasured record among a crop of music lovers. Unlike most of his renowned works, this particular single did not become a national hit. However, the song has become an almost cult classic among some fans. As Hammer would admit, he did not ‘put resources” behind the […]

Fear Is What Keeps Shatta Wale Awake

By turning his fears into success, the self-acclaimed dancehall king has become a bully within the music industry. If there is any experience a person would learn when stranded on an island or in the wilderness, it is sharpening their survival instincts. You have to battle against harsh conditions mostly unforeseeable in other to survive. And should you make it […]

Sarkodie Is Still The Man

On his single “Who Da Man?’’, Sarkodie intoned “Ain’t nobody taking my position/ Mama told me not to worry, ‘cos she had a vision/ Obiaa ntumi nquechi (Nobody can quench) my fire am on a mission/ You go trust if you know what I been cooking in the kitchen ah”. For some, this is nothing short of a swaggering vaunted […]