Music

Music ‘beefs’ will cause deaths soon – Abrewa Nana

One of the female musicians that first started ragga or dancehall in Ghana, Abrewa Nana, has expressed her disgust about the culture of artistes throwing jabs at each other in their songs. The ‘beefing’ craze, which has gained currency among Ghanaian hip life and dancehall artistes, has been viewed by many as that which keeps the music scene alive. Some ...

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MOGO 2017: they came, they saw, they enjoyed!

There is nothing more exhilarating than being served a sumptuous Ghanaian cuisine prepared in a music pot, spiced with poetry, drama and dance, within a flamboyant environment, as it happened on March 25, 2017 at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel. The plush Kempinski Hotel in the Gold Coast City of Accra came alive on the night of March 25, 2017, ...

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Hurray! Trigmatic finds a wife

Versatile Ghanaian musician Yaw Oduro Agyei a.k.a. Trigmatic on Saturday, March 25, 2017 walked down the aisle with his longtime girlfriend, Dita Schandorf, at a low-key wedding ceremony in Accra. The ceremony was attended by family, friends and some renowned Ghanaian entertainers, including broadcaster Yaw Sakyi, actress Yvonne Nelson, among others. Dita, Trigmatic’s wife, is a graduate of the University ...

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Paapa Yankson dazzles at #MOGO2017

Ace highlife musician Paapa Yankson got music patrons on their feet when he took his turn to treat music lovers at the 2017 Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) to a repertoire of his great musical works. Performing after the Gyata Bi man Adane Best, Paapa Yankson defied his old age and shook the audience with an electrifying performance which moved ...

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Wogbejeke tells Ghana’s music history at #MOGO2017

Ghana’s epic drama group, Wogbejeke noted for its wonderful theatrical performances, through drama, music and poetry told the history and evolution of Ghanaian music at the Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) concert. The performance captures how Ghanaian music has evolved from traditional music forms to modern forms like rap, hip-life and others. As part of activities to celebrate 60 years ...

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#MOGO2017 underway: artistes wow patrons with spectacular performances

The 2017 edition of Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) is currently underway at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra with an array of top notch Ghanaian musicians, amidst splendour. The event which is aimed at celebrating music that has traits of indigenous Ghanaian folk music has highlife greats Nana Kwame Ampadu, A.B. Crentsil, Paapa Yankson and Amandzeba performing tonight. ...

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I was jealous of Kwabena Kwabena’s ‘Asor’ – Okyeame Kwame

I was jealous of Kwabena Kwabena’s ‘Asor’ – Okyeame Kwame

Have you ever thought a musician would admit on live radio their fondness for another musician’s song? Well, this is rare but it is exactly what happened when versatile artiste, Okyeame Kwame, made such ‘confession’ on Citi FM’s Breakfast Show yesterday, saying would have wished that Kwabena Kwabena’s Asor was his. According to Okyeame Kwame, the good qualities of Asor ...

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OPINION: VGMA Needs Total Overhaul!

OPINION: VGMA Needs Total Overhaul!

Preamble: I have a lot of suggestions for the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) but I have sifted a few of them to proffer to the organisers, and the Board for that matter. This year has not been different from the previous years as regards controversies surrounding the awards. Of course, because it is a human institution, some mistakes are ...

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Hiplife songs from the 90s and early 2000s you should listen to

Apart from highlife music, one genre of music that is peculiar to Ghanaians is hiplife. Let us not get into the argument of who the father of hiplife is; we haven’t recorded anything in any history book. No matter the kind of changes that it has gone through, the old kind of hiplife was great. Coupled with the music videos ...

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Wiyaala releases new single, ‘My Man’

Wiyaala releases new single, ‘My Man’

Ghanaian Afropop artiste, Noella Wiyaala, popularly known as Wiyaala within music circles, has dropped My Man (Mr. Right) as a follow up to the ever popular Rock My Body which made a good showing on the market. It won her four nominations and two awards, including The Most Promising Artiste on the African Continent at the 2014 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), ...

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