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Blitz the Ambassador’s ‘Native Sun’ out now!

The ever-impressive US-based Ghanaian rapper, Blitz the Ambassador has released his much-anticipated follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut album, ‘Stereotype’ and follow-up live album ‘Stereolive’, on iTunes. The 12-song ‘Native Sun’ was released on iTunes worldwide on May 3 worldwide and would be followed up with Album Release shows in New York and Washington, DC this […]

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The ever-impressive US-based Ghanaian rapper, Blitz the Ambassador has released his much-anticipated follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut album, ‘Stereotype’ and follow-up live album ‘Stereolive’, on iTunes. The 12-song ‘Native Sun’ was released on iTunes worldwide on May 3 worldwide and would be followed up with Album Release shows in New York and Washington, DC this week.

‘Native Sun’ has been described as the most ambitious release from Ghanaian-born, Brooklyn-based emcee, bandleader and composer, Blitz the Ambassador.  Native Sun unfolds from a kaleidoscope of perspectives, with help from a Rwandan sweet soul singer (Corneille on the track “Best I Can”), from sleek Francophone sirens (Les Nubians on “Dear Africa”), from buzzworthy Canadian-based/Rwandan-born rapper (Shad on “Native Sun”) and from bold Congolese and Brazilian samba-loving MCs (Baloji and BNegão on “Wahala”). Blitz even got a boost—including an invite to play at a packed Central Park SummerStage show—from Public Enemy’s Afrocentric thinker and rapper Chuck D himself (whose shout outs grace “Oracle”).

“Native Sun the album is a journey backwards, back through hip hop, the Caribbean soundsystem culture that preceded it, back to its African roots, with the final kora,” notes Blitz. “The film looks forward, to what could be. Both are about the longing for home we feel in the diaspora, and about letting go of old notions and embracing new ideas. The sound in itself speaks to that.”

The brand new video for the single ‘Best I Can’ ft Corneille, and directed by Terence Nance is already enjoying a lot of hits on the internet. “Native Sun” is one of the most organic marriages of African music and hip-hop we’ve heard — an effortless release that incorporates Afrobeat, highlife and kora music into old-school hip-hop. It’s a warm and danceable record with a social conscience, and it speaks to anybody who’s lived between two cultures — as more and more of us do.” – Youtube

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Off the heels of a successful month-long tour of Europe, Blitz the Ambassador and The Embassy Ensemble take Native Sun to New York City and Washington, DC this week.  Blitz returns to Europe this summer and then back to the USA for a late summer, nation-wide tour.

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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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WATCH: Made In Ghana gets candid about his content creation journey, relationship with Shatta Wale and more

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Social media sensation and comedian Made in Ghana has revealed the current state of his relationship with Shatta Wale and what the future hold for his craft. (more…)

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Build me a statue for my contributions to saving Ghana music- Kwadwo Sheldon

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Award-winning Content Creator, Kwadwo Sheldon has stated that he deserves to be celebrated for his contributions to making Ghanaian music popular and fun.  (more…)

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Kojo Antwi Live in Takoradi ,on Valentine’s weekend

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After splendid display of performances for music lovers in the capital over the yuletide, “Mr. Music Man” born Julius Kojo Antwi is set to awe patrons in the Western Region at this year’s Valentine’s day weekend , dubbed , ‘Kojo Antwi Live in Takoradi’.

The event is slated for Saturday February 12, 2022, ahead of the Valentine’s Day, to set the mood for the all love season at the exquisite Kingstel Hotel in the oil city.

The evergreen, Kojo Antwi with his rich discography will be treating patrons on the night to classics from his eleven studio album.

Patrons will be thrilled to age old hits such as, Afofanto, Bo Nkomo D3, Groovy, Ammrika Adinkra, Densu and the likes.

Among events on that weekend, ‘Kojo Antwi Live in Takoradi’, stands unique as it seeks to draw diverse personalities from the cosmopolitan setting of the region from, Takoradi, Tarkwa , Axim of all walks of life including business people, doctors , legal practitioners , students , and above all authentic Ghanaian music lovers.

The show will be graced with guest performance from Western Region’s highlife legend, Kofi Bentsil.
Tickets are selling at 200 cedis for singles and 300 cedis for double. The event is powered Manet Multimedia, which they promise nothing short of worthwhile entertainment.

Story by : Joseph Kobina Amuah

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