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Akon, Sarkodie, Jonathan Butler and Hugh Masekela for Calabar Festival

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | December 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment

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Ghanaian superstar rapper, Sarkodie will join Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist Akon, and legendary South African trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela to lead a star-studded list of international and local musicians to perform at this year’s Calabar Festival, which started December 1.

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Newcomer, NaturalFace tops 2012 4syte TV Music Video Awards

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | November 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Several of Ghana’s top music acts picked up honours at the just ended 4th edition of the 4Syte Music Video Awards held at the International Conference Centre in Accra. Newcomer NaturalFace , who entered the awards with 5 nominations with ‘So High’ and ‘Body Set’, managed to go home with four awards. He won the; ‘Best Directed Video’, ‘Best Photography’, ‘Best Discovery Video’ and ‘Overall Best Video’ with ‘So High’. The only category he lost was the ‘Best Reggae Video’ to Edem’s Ghetto Arise.

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2012 Channel O Music Video Awards…and the winners are

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | November 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Leading the winner’s list was Nigerian superstar D’Banj who capped an amazing 2012 by taking home the most anticipated award of the night Most Gifted Video of the Year for his chart-topper “Oliver Twist”. The video also saw 2011 Special Recognition recipient take home the fiercely contested award for Most Gifted Male Video.

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M.anifest to premiere video for ‘Asa’ featuring Efya on Google+ November 7

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | November 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Ghanaian rapper M.anifest will release his latest video off his critically acclaimed album “Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America” next week. The new video which is for the song, ‘Asa’ features the ever sultry and talented Efya. M.anifest is expected to push artistic boundaries while maintaining that trademark African identity and propel the dynamic rapper further as one of the best emcees in Africa today.

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Asa to perform in Ghana for the first time

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | November 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Renowned world music Nigerian singer, Asa will perform in Ghana for the first time at the Miss Ghana 2012 finale slated for November 10.  The ‘Jailer’ songbird in spite of having several hit songs in Ghana has never staged a public performance in Ghana since her career took off.  Exclusive Events Ghana, organizers of the pageant made the announcement, adding that the singer will be accompanied by a team of performers who will stage what is expected to be a historic show.

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Bridget Sharon Cofie wins Miss Malaika 2012

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | October 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Bridget Sharon Cofie, an 18-year old Senior High School graduate, has been crowned Miss Malaika Ghana 2012  after several rounds of competition at the Accra International Conference Centre.  She won the competition after the top 5 finalists each answered a make or break question from the judges. She was followed up in second place by Regina Anne Dei Van-Helvert and in third place by Sadia Sanusi.

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Ludacris rocks Ghana!

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | October 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment

American rapper, Ludacris left Accra begging for more when he thrilled fans at the Vodafone 020 Live concert on Saturday with a medley of hit songs, from a career spanning across ten years. With an energetic performance which saw the rapper interacting with the fans on several levels, the auditorium of The Dome reverberated with over one hour of back to back hits.

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Sarkodie, Camp Mulla, Wizkid, Mi Casa and D’Banj nominated for 2012 MTV European Music Awards

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | September 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment

D'banjMTV has unveiled the nominees for its annual MYV European Music Awards (EMA) with reigning pop princesses Rihanna and Taylor Swift topping the list with six and five nods respectively. Africa’s hottest contemporary artists could also be in the frame for an EMA award, as Sarkodie, Camp Mulla, Wizkid, Mi Casa and D’Banj fight it out for a slot in the Worldwide Act category, where they will compete against their peers in India and the Middle East (from Monday 15 October).  The final Worldwide Act nominees from each region (Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa/India/Middle East) will be announced the week of 30 October and the winner will be named at the show in Frankfurt.

Other notable EMA nominees include Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z and Kanye West, who are each up for three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards. MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date.

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Africa’s Best compete for 2012 MOBO Awards

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | September 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Some of Africa’s finest artistes such as  Sarkodie, Amadou & Mariam , Cabo Snoop ,Camp Mulla, D’Banj , Fally Ipupa, Fatoumata Diawara, P-Square , Spoek Mathambo, and The Very Best have been nominated for Best African Act in the 17th edition of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards slated for Saturday, 3rd November at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

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Nike signs on Coptic for soundtrack to Nike Football Collection campaign

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | September 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Leading sportswear manufacturers, Nike have signed on Ghanaian-born American producer, Eric Kwabena Matlock better known as Coptic to produce music for an upcoming campaign for Nike’s brand-new football collections that combine authentic football culture with crisp, contemporary styling.

Nike Sports Wear recently released a teaser with an exclusive look at the brand-new football collections as a build up to the 2012 NFL season. It shows glimpses of fresh looks on gridiron stars like Mark Sanchez, Victor Cruz, Calvin Johnson and Desean Jackson. The women’s styles were also previewed using models Chrissy Tiegen and Hilary Rhoda, as well as professional athlete Swin Cash.

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Oswald Boateng showcases African print suits at New York Fashion Week

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | September 8, 2012 | Leave a Comment

British-Ghanaian fashion designer, Ozwald Boateng on Thursday   took over the Big Apple in style when Arise Magazine hosted its African Icons Collective including Gavin Rajah (South Africa), Tiffany Amber (Nigeria), Tsemaye Binitie (UK/Nigeria) and Maki Oh (Nigeria) at the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week

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