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Apple Music announces Priddy Ugly as February’s featured artist for Rap Life Africa

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Apple Music announces Priddy Ugly as February’s featured artist for Rap Life Africa

This month’s cover star for Rap Life Africa is South African rapper, Priddy Ugly (real name Serunya Moloi).

Alongside Priddy Ugly, Rap Life Radio also features Nigerian titans PsychoYP & Jeriq’s “Disintegrate” as well as Ghanian

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Priddy Ugly has spent over a decade perfecting his style, lyrical prowess and storytelling to become a renowned figure in SA hip-hop. With his latest album DUST (2024), the rapper marks the end of an era in his illustrious career, as he rounds off his 3-part musical series that follows hard-hitting albums SOIL(2021) and MUD (2022).

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“I’m honoured and grateful to Apple Music for putting us on the cover of their Rap Life playlist,” Priddy Ugly tells Apple Music, “and I say ‘us’ because there’s nothing that I’ve ever done in my career that’s been attributed to my solo and singular efforts. I’ve always had somebody who believed in me, somebody who was there to help me bring my visions to life and people who kept me on the journey when the destination seemed impossible to get to.”

“This cover is for us, the fans, the writers, the producers, the creatives, for hip hop coming out the African continent. This is dedicated to the dusty streets that raised us and the raps that saved us.”

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Rap Life Africa serves as a companion to Apple Music’s flagship hip-hop playlist, Rap Life.

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KING PROMISE FEATURING SARKODIE & OLIVETHEBOY – FAVORITE STORY

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Ghanaian afrobeats sensation, King Promise announces his Third Studio album “TRUE TO SELF” after successful releases where he stormed the charts with Terminator, Perfect Combi and Paris.

Favorite Story is a great song with elements of classical Ghanaian hit “ASO” by Kwabena Kwabena. Listen Link: https://kingpromise.lnk.to/FavouriteStory

King Promise has developed a unique sound with an international appeal. Drawing inspiration from Ghanaian Highlife, Afrobeats and R&B he has created a sound of his own. In 2017, his talent was first recognized with his breakout single “Oh yeah”

followed by a string of successful singles that put him in position to be one of Ghana’s most promising musical talents. His debut album “As Promised” was released in 2019 to critical acclaim and featured international stars such as Raye and Wizkid. His following album “5 Star” was set on an even bigger scale and featured Omah Lay, Headie One, Chance the Rapper, WSTRN to name a few. Outside music, King Promise has also used his platform for social change and to support charitable causes all across Ghana.

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OLMYTI Kojo Atinka Makes A Triumphant Return To Music As He Delivers On “Kaya” Off Tofamba’s EP “Road To Kpandai”

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Ghanaian musician OLMYTI Kojo Atinka has made a stunning return to the music scene, by innating music lovers and fans with his feature on the song “Kaya” from his label mate Tofamba’s latest EP, “Road To Kpandai”.

The collaboration and the various videos of him singing the song have not only rejuvenated Atinka’s career but also sparked widespread excitement and curiosity among netizens, leading many to ask why such a formidable talent went into some form of hiding.

In response to the many questions on his social media pages about why he decided to go on this hiatus from music, OLMYTI Kojo Atinka explained that he felt there was a need to pause music for a while and focus on his side hustle to raise enough funds so he could invest in his crafts since the music space in Ghana lacks investors.

Currently, Atinka is back with his feature on “Kaya”, a song from his label mate Tofamba’s EP, “Road To Kpandai”.

In a recent interaction about the collaboration, Atinka stated; “It was the greatest mutual feeling ever, felt like we’ve known each other for decades” and the synergy is evident in the track, which has received positive feedback from fans and critics alike ever since the EP was released in October, 2023.

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Speaking about his goals for the release, he disclosed that it is both personal and professional as he aims to satisfy his creative urges while also making a significant impact on his career.

As he promotes the single, Atinka has been actively engaging with his fans by releasing several viral videos showcasing his talent.

Ahead of the official release of the viral video for “Kaya” released on May 23rd, with a follow-up release on May 30th, he is leaving no stone unturned.

The video which is directed by the talented Nana Ampadu, promises to be a visual treat that complements the powerful lyrics and dynamic performance by Atinka and Tofamba.

OLMYTI Kojo Atinka , born Emmanuel Kojo Bentil on January 16, 1990, began his musical journey at a young age, performing on prestigious stages like FunWorld, Kiddafest, and Recognize.

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He attended Wesley Grammar School, where he continued to hone his musical talents.

His early career saw him recording with renowned sound engineers such as Roro, Appietus, and Wei Ye Oteng. At the age of 13, Atinka was already a prominent figure in the Ghanaian music scene.

One of his notable achievements was the cover version of Sarkodie’s “You Go Kill Me”, which garnered over 30,000 views on YouTube and Facebook, marking a significant milestone in his career.

His vibrant performances and collaborations with artists like Tinny, Myke Kesse, TicTac, and Samini further solidified his reputation as a talented rapper before his hiatus and he has promised that his return with Tofamba on “Kaya” is just the beginning of what promises to be an exciting new chapter in his career.

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Ras Kuuku Releases New Album “Road of Evil,” Addressing Social Issues

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Renowned Ghanaian reggae and dancehall artist, Ras Kuuku has finally released his latest studio album, titled “Road of Evil,” under the PUOM Music label.

This highly anticipated 10-track album showcases Ras Kuuku’s versatile talent and his commitment to addressing personal and social themes through his music.

“Road of Evil” features a robust line-up of ten tracks, each bringing a unique flavor to the album.

Ras Kuuku, known for his powerful voice and lyrical prowess, on this latest album brings a mix of melodies.

“Road of Evil,” the title track, sets the tone with a strong reggae rhythm, addressing the struggles and challenges faced in society. This track, produced by BozyBeat and mixed by Caskeysonit, highlights the essence of the album with its thought-provoking lyrics and compelling sound.

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The collaboration with Kwesi Amewuga on “Krom” is another highlight, as it stands out as a testament to Ras Kuuku’s ability to blend traditional and contemporary sounds seamlessly.

Ras Kuuku, whose real name is Kojo Kurankye, has been a significant figure in the Ghanaian music scene, known for his dedication to reggae and dancehall genres. His music often reflects his roots and the socio-political issues affecting Ghana and Africa at large.

With “Road of Evil,” the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year award winner at the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) continues to build on his legacy, using his platform to speak on pertinent issues while entertaining his audience with his unique talent.

Available on all Digital Stores – https://mipromo.ffm.to/raskuuku-roadofevil

Road To Evil Music Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTjAXQNlUP0

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Medikal verse on Nanky’s song goes viral after recent issues with Fella

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Medikal has found a wave of support from fellow Ghanaian musicians and fans in the wake of his recent social media posts hinting at challenging times. Fans have flooded his channels with messages urging him to “stay strong” and “take it easy.”

Adding to the sentiment, a beautiful song titled “Confusion” by Nanky, featuring Medikal, has seen a resurgence in popularity online. Listeners are connecting with Medikal’s verse 3 years ago, finding his lyrics relatable to his current situation.

Nanky himself reached out to Medikal on Instagram, offering words of encouragement and urging him to stay strong. You can see the message here: https://www.instagram.com/p/C7ONxPDMNg1

Meanwhile, Nanky is riding high on the success of his recently released Afrobeat jam titled “Duro,” dedicated to celebrating the beauty of women in all its forms.

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Stream Duro on preferred music stores now – https://album.link/i/1735233954

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Experience the Evangelistic Power of Gospel Music with ADOMcwesi and Becky Bonney’s “Yesu Nkoaa (Jesus Alone)”

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The Ghanaian gospel music scene is about to get buzzing with the release of “Yesu Nkoaa” (Jesus Alone), a powerful new track by ADOMcwesi featuring Becky Bonney.

This innovative track seamlessly blends the rich rhythms of highlife with the edgy beats of funk and hip-hop, creating a unique sound that transcends traditional gospel boundaries. The single is available on all major streaming platforms HERE

“Yesu Nkoaa” is not just a song; it’s an experience that reaffirms the power and sovereignty of Jesus as the ultimate answer to life’s challenges.

The track is characterized by its infectious beats and powerful, biblically grounded lyrics, making it both anointed and irresistibly catchy. It promises to resonate deeply with listeners, offering a fresh and inspiring perspective on gospel music.

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ADOMcwesi (he/him), known for his almost feminine silky smooth vocals, and Becky Bonney (she/her), with her deep bassy undertones, create a vocal harmony that is both surprising and captivating.

Their combined voices deliver a powerful message of faith and hope, making “Yesu Nkoaa” a must-listen for anyone seeking spiritual upliftment.

“This collaboration is a testament to the versatility and dynamism of gospel music,” says ADOMcwesi. “We wanted to create something that not only honors our faith but also pushes the boundaries of what gospel music can be.

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‘Yesu Nkoaa’ is a declaration of Jesus as the sole solution to our problems, and we hope it inspires and blesses everyone who hears it.”

Becky Bonney adds, “Working with ADOMcwesi has been an incredible journey. Our styles may be different, but our message is the same. This song is a celebration of our shared faith and a testament to the power of gospel music to bring people together.”

“Yesu Nkoaa” is set to be the future sound of gospel music, blending traditional and contemporary elements in a way that is both innovative and deeply spiritual.

Listen on Spotify below:

https://open.spotify.com/track/30kX9nNwgLu2LZxkYuXAo9?si=c05bd8b82a2b49b3

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The single is available on all major streaming platforms HERE. Follow ADOMcwesi and Becky Bonney on social media for updates and exclusive behind-the-scenes content.

Subscribe to his YouTube Channel and get interactive across his socials via;

Facebook – ADOMcwesi

Twitter – @Adom_cwesi

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Benjies charts his course to stardom with introspective debut EP “TRI”

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Benjies charts his course to stardom with introspective debut EP “TRI”

With the finesse of a poet, Benjies explores the multifaceted nature of identity in 10 minutes of pure lyrical bliss on his debut EP, “TRI.” His 3-track spectacle is available to stream in music stores worldwide. Listen to it here: https://bfan.link/tri-2

Money, love and mental health are some of the relevant issues of our day and to Benjies, these are cardinal to his self-expression, hence “TRI.” This thematic representation of himself (as reflected on the EP’s cover) sees the rapper break into the Ghanaian Hip-Hop scene at lightspeed with silky flows and a melodic rap style that renders a catchy narrative. Bundle this talent with the groovy touches of PsykoWorldWide, Elormbeatz, Swit and Benjies is invincible on his first EP.


“TRI” opens up with the hard-hitting ‘Scheming.’ Benjies acknowledges the power of money and rhymes about his determination to secure the bag by any means necessary. He uses the Akan proverb “sika yɛ mogya” as a substrate for his intriguing rhymes to atomize, dropping nuggets of wisdom along the way.

Benjes shifts the scope to mental health in the second track, ‘Pain Killer’ featuring Nemisis Loso. Here, the rapper artistically contemplates turning to alcohol and other vices as a quick fix to his problems. He is, however, quick to highlight the negative impact of such choices on his psyche, relying on a clever Fante flow to keep his call for staying sober fresh and exciting.


Things slow down for the EP’s closer, ‘Ride or Die.’ Benjies takes his time on this one, putting his better half on a pedestal over a soothing Hiplife production that feels classic. In an intimate show of affection, the rapper appreciates this significant figure for sticking it out with him through thick and thin. The rapper’s lyrics echo a sense of gratitude, steadily manifesting his final identity: love.

After drawing inspiration from his extensive time studying in China, Benjies is ready to disrupt the Ghanaian Hip-Hop scene through his tasteful blend of Hip-Hop, Hiplife, Afrobeats and Jazz with the funky rhythms of Alternative music. Last year, the burgeoning Fante rapper, who is equally fluent in Cantonese, dropped two tracks (’On the Go’ and ‘Third Person’) to test the waters and showcase his talent. Since then, he has been eager to establish himself as a prominent player in the industry, making his latest EP a must-listen.

Instagram: _benjies
Twitter/X: @Benjies_
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