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Adventurers in the Diaspora Film Series start June 4

The Adventurers in the Diaspora, a monthly series held at the Golden Tulip Hotel to provide a forum for critical discussion on the role of creativity and design in Ghana’s development will launch a special film series in June.  The launch on June 4 will showcase acclaimed works of directors from the African Diaspora. Patrons […]

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The Adventurers in the Diaspora, a monthly series held at the Golden Tulip Hotel to provide a forum for critical discussion on the role of creativity and design in Ghana’s development will launch a special film series in June.  The launch on June 4 will showcase acclaimed works of directors from the African Diaspora. Patrons will share the evening with renowned Malian film director, writer, cultural theorist and historian, Manthia Diawara. His feature film Conakry-kas tells the story of Guinea’s history, development and globalization through its ‘urban heroes’.

The Film Series is an important offspring program which seeks to bring together both local and global renowned African filmmakers to Accra.  It will be showcasing critical works from the African Diaspora which embody and focus on the role of creativity in social, political and economic development. It endeavours to create awareness on the work being done in the African Diaspora film industry and nurture a social network in which collaboration can be realized. It starts at Time: 7.30pm at the Tennis Court, Golden Tulip Accra.

At the previous Adventurers in the Diaspora meeting, the 7th in the series, participants discussed the ‘new way of doing things’ under the theme of ‘Confluence of Cultures’. A panel of ‘cultural linguists’ shared their experiences in their various fields of endeavour.  Wanlov shared his experiences  from being biracial and living a regular life as an average Ghanaian on the streets, to hustling in the USA and taking vacations to mate his grandmother in Romania.  He commented that “no matter race or religion, we are human beings”.  This provided the right premise for performing his thought provoking song, ‘Human Being’. He also performed some of his other songs including the hit ‘Kokonsa’, and ‘Today No Business’.  He also commented that paying for airplay remains one of his biggest challenges as an artist in Ghana and also shared his expectations   for his first time performance in his maternal home country, Romania on June 10.

Kwaku Nkwaye Ansah, the publisher of Canoe magazine also shared his journey into creating what has transformed from  being one of Ghana’s leading lifestyle publications into a ‘Manual of Blackness’ for black people around the world.  Renowned Ghanaian international photographer, Nii Obodai also showcased a collection of photos from the ‘Zetaheal Temple’, a rare place where Muslims and Christians meet to worship as one. The session was concluded with the reading of ‘The End of Skill’, a screenplay by Mamle Kabu, woven around the intricacies of the Kente cloth based on customs, traditions, modernity and commercialization.

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Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ tops Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra & iTunes

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The Blackmob rapper currently boasts of the hottest song in Accra, Ghana and that’s a fact – according to Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra at least. Listen/stream ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here: https://gambomusic.ffm.to/gambo-boys-aye-wild

 

It turns out the denizens of Accra could simply not get enough of Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ today and rightfully so. The fun song beat the odds and for the first time since its release ranked at #1 on the city’s Top 25 chart list for the day and iTunes. Also earning a spot on one of the streaming platform’s big listings for the region, Top Albums, was the artist’s “New Era” EP which stood at #8 to score Gambo yet another exciting feat.

Gambo outdid the competition and had listeners converging on his song by the bucketload. In regards to his big win today, the ‘Boys Aye Wild’ hitmaker shared: ‘’It was a great feeling to see my song sitting at #1. Seriously. Big ups to Accra for making my day and showing my song that much love. I’m at peace now knowing my brothers are taking the right steps to treat their women right. Ha-ha. Keep the plays coming though and don’t stop’’.

 

Introduced in early 2021 by the Cupertino-based tech giant, City Charts is an updated playlist meant to bring local artists to the forefront of the conversation around music discovery, one it achieves by reflecting the musical tastes of listeners in over 100 cities from around the world on a daily basis.

 

You can check Gambo’s amusing video for ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here:

 

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Call For Entries – The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

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Calling out to all artistes, artiste managements, record labels, producers, instrumentalists, music composers, music industry stakeholders and the public, that nominations for participation in the 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards are officially open.

Kindly note that only published works in the year 2021 will be accepted. Thus, all works from January 1st to December 31st, 2021 should be submitted via our online portal at www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com

There shall be no manual submissions. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 18th 2022.

For assistance, kindly call 050 139 5176, or send a mail to info@ghanamusicawards.com On-the-go-updates are available on social media at Ghana Music Awards on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and online at www.GhanaMusicAwards.com

The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is proudly brought to you by Vodafone, and powered by Charterhouse.

 

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Court issues warrant for Okraku Mantey’s arrest

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The Adentan Circuit Court on Tuesday, 18 January 2022, issued a warrant for the arrest of Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mark Okraku Mantey. (more…)

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KiDi earns NAACP Image Award nomination with his hit song ‘TOUCH IT’ (full nomination list)

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KiDi’s global hit “TOUCH IT” which went viral on social media has been nominated for ‘Outstanding International Song’ at the 53rd National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NACCP) Image Awards. (more…)

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“I beg you; I need help” – Veteran actress seeks for $110,000 to undergo life-saving surgery in U.S

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Actress Adowa Pee who is famed for her role in the popular Sunday Cantata drama on GTV has been hit with a health condition she is struggling to manage and has publicly called for help. (more…)

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‘Most Ghanaian women struggle with cooking tomato sauces’ – Sweet Adjeley shares the secret

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One of Ghana’s most celebrated food vloggers watched and loved worldwide, Sweet Adjeley has disclosed the question most of her Ghanaian audience wants answers to. (more…)

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