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Givēon Announced as Apple Music Up Next Artist Yahoo / Inbox

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Apple Music today announced Epic Records R&B singer-songwriter Givēon as the latest addition to its Up Next program, Apple Music’s monthly artist initiative geared towards identifying, showcasing and elevating rising talent.

Givēon’s voice is undeniable and uniquely his own with a distinct baritone and thoughtful approach to songwriting. The Long Beach, California, native’s deeply personal lyrics and elegant production choices have made his 2020 Take Time EP one of the most critically acclaimed R&B projects of the year, and a perfect lead-in to his newly released When It’s All Said And Done EP. The latter was released on October 2 and currently #1 on Apple Music’s top R&B albums chart in 7 countries. Across Apple Music, Givēon has over 70 million worldwide streams since first appearing in 2019 across major tentpole playlists like R&B NowFuture HitsBreaking R&B, Mood.Brown SugarSmooth & EasyMe & BaeUp NextTearjerkersDate Night and New Music Daily. In February 2020, Givēon got the official Drake co-sign after appearing on “Chicago Freestyle (feat. Givēon)” and peaked at No. 144 worldwide on the global Shazam charts.

“This is my first time I truly spoke about my journey in detail so the fact that it’s with Apple is unbelievable,” said Givēon. “I never would’ve thought it would happen this way. This is a dream come true and it makes me extremely excited for the future.”

“Givēon’s unique baritone voice and his ability to craft relatable songs about love and heartbreak make it easy to get lost in his music,’ said Apple Music host Nadeska. “On his second EP, When It’s All Said and Done, the Long Beach singer once again showcases his strength for storytelling by taking us through the emotional progression of a relationship gone wrong.”

In his Up Next short out today, Givēon traces his journey from singing “Happy Birthday” at family gatherings and working in a Bubba Gump shrimp suit to a million streams, which was simply a humble wish at the beginning of 2020. In his quest to find a way to use his silky voice to make magic, he’s emerged as one of R&B’s most striking voices. “Now I know someone likes my music and my voice, they actually like it,” he says. “It’s an acquired taste. That’s when I realized I’ll have real, genuine fans.”

Additional Up Next campaign moments include a Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance on November 2 and a FaceTime interview with Apple Music’s Nadeska also airing today, where he discusses his inspirations, how far he’s come, and where he still wants to go.

Watch Givēon’s Up Next short film HERE

Check out his Apple Music 1 interview with Nadeska HERE

Listen to Giveon’s newest EP, When It’s All Said and Done (Apple Music Up Next Film Edition), along with selections from the rest of the artists in the Up Next series HERE

About Apple Music’s Up Next Program

Up Next is Apple Music’s monthly artist program geared towards identifying, showcasing and elevating rising star talent. Each month, Apple Music’s editorial team selects an artist to promote, utilizing the full force of the platform to raise awareness of the artist to its growing global audience of music fans. The program includes an Apple Music short film shot entirely on iPhone 11 Pro introducing the artist, an interview with one of our Beats 1 anchors, a late night TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and more.  The vast Up Next roster of past talent includes Grammy-nominated and critically lauded talent like 6lack, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., Greta Van Fleet, Khalid, Amy Shark, Billie Eilish, Sabrina Claudio, Sigrid, Mr Eazi, Stefflon Don, Bad Bunny, Juice WLRD, Bazzi, Jax Jones, NCT 127, Summer Walker, Tierra Whack, Dean Lewis, Pink Sweat$, Koffee, Megan Thee Stallion, Burna Boy, Clairo, Lunay, Jessie Reyez, Orville Peck, Victoria Monét, Ingrid Andress, Conan Gray, Don Toliver, Rema, BENEE, Holly Humberstone and Natanael Cano.

In 2020, Apple Music’s Up Next artist program has expanded into its fourth year and includes a curated companion Up Next playlist featuring a dynamic class of new and emerging artists, thoughtfully hand-picked by Apple Music editors from around the world. The playlist is genre and country agnostic and represents a line-up of artists our global editors are passionate about and eager to expose to a larger audience. As the newest induction into Apple Music’s Up Next roster, Givēon joins some of today’s most exciting and promising artists and will serve as the official Up Next playlist cover star to be spotlighted throughout the month. Add the Apple Music Up Next Playlist into your listening rotation today

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Shatta Wale arrested over fake shooting

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Shatta Wale arrested over fake shooting

Police Have Arrested Charles Nii Armah Mensah Populary Known as Shatta Wale.

A statement published by the Ghana Police Service reads:

After we publicly declared him and one other person wanted, the suspect, Shatta Wale, turned himself in today Tuesday 19th October, 2021, at 8.59pm.

He has been arrested to assist the Police in investigations for his alleged involvement in the creation and circulation of information intended to cause fear and panic.

As stated in previous statements, the public is advised to desist from publishing false information, capable of disturbing the peace of the country or risk being arrested and prosecuted.

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Police arrests Nana Dope and one other over spreading fake news about Shatta Wale shooting

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Two in Police Custody for Spreading False Information in Connection with Alleged Gunshot Attack on Shatta Wale. A statement released by the Ghana Police Service read:

The Police have today, 19th October, 2021, arrested Kojo Owusu Koranteng, also known as Nana Dope and Eric Venator, alias Gangee, for allegedly spreading false information with the intention to cause fear and panic.
The arrest of the suspects is in response to the alleged circulation of false claims on the alleged gunshot attack on Shatta Wale.
Preliminary investigations by the Police reveal the widely reported gunshot attack on Shatta Wale yesterday Monday, 18th October, 2021 was a hoax.
Shatta Wale and one other person popularly referred to as ‘Deportee’ are currently being pursued for their possible involvement and knowledge of the circulation of false information with the intention to cause fear and panic.
No one will be spared if Police investigations point to their possible criminal culpability in this matter.
We want to caution any individual or group to desist from making false claims and engaging in acts, capable of disturbing the peace of the country because the law will come after you.

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Funny Face in Police Custody for Allegedly Threatening Some Individuals

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Funny Face in Police Custody for Allegedly Threatening Some Individuals

The Ghana Police service has announced that comedian Funny Face is in their custody for allegedly threatening some individuals.

The service made this announcement via their social media outlets saying:

“Funny Face in Police Custody for Allegedly Threatening Some Individuals. The Police have today, Monday, 18th October, 2021, at 10:14 pm arrested Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng, popularly known as Funny Face for allegedly threatening certain individuals via some Social Media platforms. Due to the history of the suspect, the police shall submit Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng to the court for an order for psychiatric examination, to determine the next line of investigative action.”

 

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Nigerian rapper A-Q bags two nominations at the AFRIMAs

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Multi-award winning rapper Gilbert Bani known as A-Q in the music circles, has scooped up two nominations at the 2021 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMAs). A-Q has been honored with nominations for Best African Rapper/Lyricist as well as Best Artist Duo or Group in African Hip Hop with Chike.

Celebrating musical excellence and creativity across the continent, the All African Music Awards will once again exhibit the multi-faceted and rich cultural diversity of African music.

“Thank you to everyone that has voted and will vote, Let us bring this home,” expresses A-Q.

Stream/Download GOLDEN here:  https://africori.to/golden

A-Q’s latest offering Golden was released in May 2021 this to a critical claim and followed in the step of his 2020 album God’s Engineering.

With his highly impeccable penmanship and hunger to continually push the envelope a lot can be expected from A-Q going forward. With another project earmarked to drop in the last quarter of the year.

To vote for A-Q visit http://afrima.org . Voting ends November 20th 

Connect with A-Q:

Facebook:  A-Q Nigeria’s most creative rapper (https://www.facebook.com/ThisisAQ/)

Twitter: @thisisAQ

Instagram: @thisisaq

YouTube: https://youtu.be/EOqvtqkO9Hc

Album: https://africori.to/golden

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Mona4Real wins ‘Uncovered Artist’ of the Year, her first award for music

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Mona Montrage aka Hajia4Real/ Mona4Real has received her first music award at the just ended Ghana Music Awards UK. She won the nod for Uncovered Artist of The Year.

Even though she came to the music scene not long ago, Hajia4Real has proven she is in to stay. She has so far released 4 songs and it has more than 100k views on YouTube and all music platforms.

Performing at the Ghana Music UK awards were acts like Medikal, Irene Logan, Jackie, Kofi Jamar, Hajia4Real and many more.

Hajia4Real surprised the audience with her  stage performance. For someone who is still young in the music industry, she really did well to win hearts.

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When someone dies, you now hear the wicked, hypocrite DJs playing his songs — Roo Dube vex over Nana Ampadu’s death

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Reggae artiste, Roo Dube has lambasted Ghanaian DJ’s with the accusation that they only wait for Ghanaian musicians to die before they celebrate them.

According to him, the passing of the legendary highlife musician Nana Kwame Ampadu saw almost all DJs who did not play his songs when he was alive now abusively play his songs on radio stations.

“When the artiste dies, switch to all radio stations in Ghana. You will hear of the music of the deceased.

“You mark this, if the confirmation comes that Nana Ampadu is dead, all radio stations will play his songs tomorrow. If Ghana was to be another country, the music of Nana Ampadu should be able to feed his son and grandchildren for all their lives. But it is not the case in Ghana,” Roo Dube lamented in an interview with Modernghana Entertainment.

The Reggae artist insists that radio stations and DJs in Ghana are so wicked and should even be partially blamed for the death of some of the old musicians.

“These stations don’t care about us the musicians. Ghanaian DJ’s are very wicked. If they continuously played the music of old musicians, it could even encourage people to go and donate to our musicians who may be in need of money or support one way or the other,” he stated.

Expecting radio stations in the country to play songs of Nana Ampadu on Wednesday in his memory, Roo Dube says if he was a family member of the deceased, he would have sued the radio stations playing his songs.

He stressed that it’s about time Ghanaian stations and DJs followed in the steps of Nigeria by prioritizing local music over foreign music.

He said rarely will one hear of Ghanaian music on radio stations when he or she travels to Nigeria or any other part of the world, but it is not the same in Ghana.

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