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Billboard topping Hugh Masekela dies from cancer

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Delay responds to KiDi’s old tweet calling her an illiterate

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Celebrated Media Personality Deloris Frimpong Manso popularly known as Delay has responded to KiDi’s old tweet about her. (more…)

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Africa On The Rise: Grammy Awards considering adding an Afrobeats category

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What a time to be an African! On the back of a successful Global Citizen Festival in Accra, and a visit of  Recording Academy CEO, Harvey Mason Jr to Ghana, his first trip to West Africa, it appears that Afrobeats may soon get its individual shine at the Grammys! (more…)

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UPSA Graduate School honors Becca for academic excellence

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The School of Graduate Studies of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) has honoured Ghanaian musician, Rebecca Acheampong known popularly as Becca for her outstanding academic achievements. (more…)

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GUBA brings Grammy Awards CEO to Ghana, first trip to West Africa

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Grammy Awards CEO, Harvey Mason Jr, arrived in Ghana, his first visit to the country and West Africa, upon invitation by the Grow, Unite, Build Africa (GUBA). (more…)

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KiDi reacts to the resurfacing of his old tweets

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Platinum selling artist, KiDi has reacted to the resurfacing of his old tweets on the social media platform. (more…)

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KiDi’s 2013 tweets reveal he was “madly in love” with Anita Akuffo

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Lynx Entertainment signee, KiDi may have denied all possible romantic feelings towards TV3 Presenter Anita Akuffo, however, his old tweets seem to say otherwise. (more…)

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