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Bringing Music To Life, Di Higrade, The Rising Musical Sensation

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Everyone agrees to the fact that words are a form of expression. They convey messages, ideas, and beliefs and have the power to motivate, move, and inspire people. But the most prevalent and most loved idea of delivering words throughout the globe with hints sand teases of tunes is music.

Like words, music is an expressive form, with the exception that music itself has the power of giving life to words. Music has the potential of touching lives, inspiring people, and above all, music gives an individual something to be passionate about.

The single most pleasurable form of entertainment, music, also has the ability to bring people together under one platform. Hundreds of music concerts are held throughout the world, and whether concerts are held at an international level or just within the walls of somebody’s home, music brings people together.

With music, people tend to forget all their troubles, let themselves loose, and enjoy for a while. Some people are drawn towards the music beats, for some people, lyrics move their hearts and souls, while for some people, the combination of lyrics and music tunes together joined with the person’s vocals are what touches them to their cores.

Today, a passionate music lover whose soft and gentle vocals perfectly compliment the music tunes and melodies, Di Higrade is a rising star shining in the music industry. This US-based Afrobeat/Dancehall artist is making people move to his music and sing to the lyrics!

Finding Way Into Music From An Early Age

Roger Akutcha, better known as Di Higrade, was born on August 26, 1989, in Tema, Ghana. Raised in a developing country without parents, he had to face the harsh realities of life by himself, without having anybody to rely on before he could see the brighter side of life.

In the hope of finding peace and comfort, Di Higrade would spend several hours of the day listening to music. Lost in the magical world of tones and instruments, he would often look at music as a miracle wonder, that helped him lose touch of his worries and troubles.

As his love for music bloomed, Di Higrade found himself writing songs and composing music. When he was ten years old, he had completely composed his first song. He performed his masterpiece in front of his friends who clapped and cheered for the amazing show he had put on at such a young age.

The appreciation he received from his friends put him in a constant daydream of being able to perform on stage in front of large crowds. Knowing that he had been touched by music, he wanted to be able to make a difference with music. He knew that music would forever be a part of him and wanted to hare this part with the whole world.

Stepping In The Music Industry

The most significant step for anyone who enters the music industry is to choose the genre, but for Di Higrade, it came naturally. He grew up listening to various popular artists as Bob Marley, Vybz Kartel, Movado, Shaggy, Sean Paul, and many others, and by the time it was his turn to create his own music, he knew that he wanted to create songs with a fusion of Afrobeat and Dancehall genres.

He released several singles fusing the Afrobeat and Dancehall genres, that gave the listeners a unique set of tunes and lyrics to listen to. Being appreciated by a large crowd, his singles gained immediate attention and helped gain recognition around the world.

In 2015, Di Higrade released his single acronymed HTML that expands to its full name, Hello To My Lover. The song was released under the label Tubhani Muzik, while the high picture quality and the classic video was directed by Owuraku of Butterfly Concept Entertainment.

Hello To My Love is a soft romantic song, written by the artist as a love letter to his lover to tell her how much he misses her when she isn’t there. The track is the perfect combination of piano drive pop-soul sentiments and twists that burst more towards the highs and fall back consistently into deep emotion expressed through the artist’s silvery voice. Narrating a story of heartache, Hello To My Lover, is the perfect track for anyone who misses their partner!

In 2016, the artist released two more singles, ‘Obsession’ and ‘Party Time,’ on Christmas. Both the tracks are Dancehall bangers, perfect fits for all kinds of festivities!

The fast-tempo tr Afro-Dancehall jam, Obsession, was produced by Denswag and is dedicated to all the hot girls across the globe! The party song, Party Time, was produced by “Go Low” hitmaker, Tubhani Muzik, and is dedicated to all party-goers! The same year, he released three more songs, 90’s, Prove Dem Wrong, and Enemies.

Making A Difference With Music

Di Higrade gained his music inspiration from two aspects; the musical artists he listened to and his life experiences. He believes that music is something that unites people together, and as an artist, he felt the need to create such music that would help his listeners get comfort, just like he had as a child. He uses his tunes and lyrics to bring his experiences and emotions under music in a big way. He says, “Going through the experiences makes me appreciate life more. Life is a beautiful struggle. I always put these experiences into music to send my story out there.”

Moreover, he is also a strong supporter of justice and equality. He is passionate about making a difference in the community as well. Realizing the problems caused by poverty and how much people tend to suffer, he says, ‘Can you imagine what it’s like to not have enough food to eat and go to bed hungry at night? Poverty is not a joke.’

Today, Di Higrade is not just a talented artist, he is also a fitess model and a musical artist. He serves the US Military while continuing to release his music and stirring hype in the music industry.

 

 

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Psalm Adjetefio “TT” blames current predicament on his ex-wife

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Veteran  Ghanaian actor, Psalm Adjetefio, popularly known as T.T, has disclosed that all the mishaps in his life are as a result of his ex-wife. (more…)

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Shatta Wale receives birthday shout out from Beyoncé

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Self-acclaimed “King of Dancehall”, Shatta Wale has received a special birthday shout out from the Queen Bee herself, Beyoncé. (more…)

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Finance Minister urges Ghanaians to venture into entrepreneurship as gov’t payroll is full

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Showcasing Ghana To The Rest Of Africa: Alphonse Menyo’s First Short Film “Perceptions” Has Been Selected For Afriff!!!!

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From the stables of Nkuluziza Film Productions comes yet another production which has been selected to be screened at the biggest showcase for African films and filmmakers, AFRIFF! Being produced and directed by Alphonse Menyo, “Perceptions” seeks to break the stereotypes many of which have been created through Western film images of Africa. “Perceptions” is the only Ghanaian short film to have been selected to be screened at the 10th Africa International Film Festival which is scheduled to take place from 7th-13th November, 2021 in Lagos, Nigeria.

 

The director, Alphonse Menyo manages to successfully display Ghana in the beautiful cinematography which seeks to promote the culture and values of Ghanaians to the rest of Africa. The director believes that most people in the society remained unfulfilled in life due to their acceptance to live in another man’s world rather than pursuing their dreams. “Perceptions” seeks to artistically portray the relevance of pursuing after true happiness.

 

Alphonse Menyo is a Ghanaian born actor/filmmaker and his passion and determination led him to achievements such as Best Actor nomination in the 2020 AMAA Awards, winner of the Best Actor in the 2019 Ghana Movie Awards and the Best Actor at the 2018 Fickn Film Festival. Some of his notable productions include Gold Coast Lounge, Utopia, Black Rose, Freetown among others.

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Black Shines Brightest: Guinness Lights Up Kumasi with its Bright House Experience

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Kumasi came to a virtual standstill as a star-studded line up of the biggest culture change makers in the country and region came together to thrill guests at the Guinness Bright House Experience held at the Golden Bean Hotel.

The Bright House Experience, a fundamental part of the Guinness Black Shines Brightest campaign, is a model bar which will serve as a cultural space and a hub for people to connect and energize each other with creativity, inspiration and, of course, a cold bottle of Guinness.

Graced by several celebrities, media influencers, culture makers and industry partners, the launch of the Guinness Bright House Experience in Kumasi was the melting pot for the celebrations of talent and achievements.

The Bright House Experience started with performances from some of the top Kumerica artistes who set the tone, with guests screaming for more at each performance.

Camidoh, Wendy Shey, Strongman, Mr. Drew and AMG Business Beyond Kontrol rapper, Medikal dropped hit song after hit song getting patrons gyrating and singing in unison as they performed.

With all the exciting performances, the crowd had lots of energy to jive along with Incredible Zigi, Face of the Black Shines Brightest Campaign. He showed off his dance skills with his Afrozig crew to a variety of songs and eventually taught the audience the viral dance to the theme song for the campaign.

The Bright House Experience will see Guinness working closely with bars across the country, to show the company’s commitment to partnering with its customers and consumers for the best lived experiences when enjoying a cold bottle of Guinness. These bars will also appear in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale.

One of Ghana’s best reggae selectors, African Child kept the momentum on as he engaged the crowd with his ‘Kumoo’ hit song.

The next stop for the Guinness Bright House Experience is Tamale where consumers will get to feel and enjoy the Black Shines Brightest campaign.

 

About Black Shines Brightest

Guinness ‘Black Shines Brightest’ is a new Pan African campaign celebrating the iconic black liquid enjoyed all over the continent for over a century. This exciting new campaign is inspired by the bold and unique black beer of Guinness stout and brings together passionate and creative individuals to celebrate the spirit of Guinness and its home across African markets.

Energetic and empowering, the campaign celebrates individuals coming together, fizzing with optimism, creativity and potential.  The ambition of this exciting new campaign is to make Guinness the most magnetic brand in culture, by championing new talent and all those people making waves in culture.

 

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