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Conan O’Brien announces trip to Ghana with actor Sam Richardson

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Conan O'Brien announces trip to Ghana with actor Sam Richardson

American television host, comedian, writer, and producer, Conan O’Brien has revealed an upcoming trip to Ghana on his ‘Conan’ late night show.

Conan will be shooting his next “Conan Without Borders” special in Ghana and he’s bringing with him,  American-Ghanaian actor, writer, and comedian Sam Richardson, who plays Richard Splett in the hit series ‘Veep’. Richardson was born and raised in Detroit to an African American father and a Ghanaian mother.

Conan’s interest in Ghana was piqued when Sam Richardson shared fun details on his trips to Ghana in a previous interview on the Conan show, sometime in May. In 2015, he also showcased the outrageous special effects in Ghanaian movies on his show.

Conan revealed on the show that he was invited by  Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, Ambassador of Ghana to the United States of America. He had a lot of good things to say about Ghana from being a regional power, to the country’s cultural diversity.

Conan Without Borders takes late night host Conan O’Brien to different parts of the globe, proving O’Brien is television’s perfect traveling everyman, with an uncanny knack for diving into a local culture and infusing it with his trademark humour.

Conan O’Brien is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows; since 2010, he has hosted Conan on the cable channel TBS. O’Brien was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and was raised in an Irish Catholic family. He served as president of The Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, and was a writer for the sketch comedy series Not Necessarily the News.

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Audiomack’s Recent “Premiere Access” Feature Enables Artists to Reward Supporters With Early Listening

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In less than a month of launching its Premiere Access feature, Audiomack has recorded a ground breaking result with Nigerian rapper & songwriter Laycon. During the first week in his Premiere Access release, Laycon’s song “God Body V2” generated 5x revenue vs streaming alone. Premiere Access which was launched recently by Audiomack is a first-of-its-kind feature that allows artists to reward their biggest fans by making a yet-to-be-released song or album available on Audiomack before its wide release.

Premiere Access provides a new way for artists on Audiomack to generate revenue beyond the traditional form of streaming. Now, artists can upload their work to Audiomack, select the Premiere Access feature if they are enrolled in the Audiomack Monetization Program (AMP), and select the period of exclusivity for their release’s supporters. The Premiere Access feature was launched with Laycon and several other top-performing artists such as Nigerian super producer Pheelz, Starboy Producer and DJ Tunez and U.S. singer Almira Zaky.

“As a leading player in the music industry, we recognized the opportunity and obligation to enable creators to explore diverse means of monetization and help realize the financial potential of their work. This feat recorded with Laycon is a testament to more wins we aim to realize with artists that take advantage of the Premium Access feature”, said Jason Johnson, VP of Brand Marketing & Brand Strategy for Audiomack Africa.

Premiere Access builds upon Audiomack Supporters, which the platform launched in December 2021, to allow fans to directly contribute to songs and albums from the artists they love. To be eligible for Supporters, artists must apply for and gain access to the Audiomack Monetization Program (AMP), or distribute their music to Audiomack through one of many participating partners, including but not limited to Warner Music Group, Amuse, AudioSalad Direct, DistroKid, EMPIRE, FUGA, Stem and Vydia.

Audiomack has found that over half of all independent artists using the Supporters feature have increased their earnings by at least 30% via direct fan contributions. Since the feature’s launch eight months ago, over 25,000 artists on the platform have received direct support.

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Watch: Melcom unveils new logo and rebrands to enhance retail shopping experience

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Melcom, Ghana’s largest chain of retail department stores has rebranded and unveiled its new corporate logo. (more…)

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Watch: Vic Mensa sings Nkasei’s “Tuabodom” perfectly

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Grammy award-winning American rapper, Vic Mensa has proven that he’s very familiar with his roots in Ghana.  (more…)

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Daddy Lumba takes fans on a tour inside his new radio station

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Veteran Highlife musician, Daddy Lumba has taken his fans on a tour inside his newly opened radio station in the heart of Ghana’s capital. (more…)

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Global superstars Usher, Stormzy and SZA arrive in Ghana for Global Citizen Festival

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Global superstars, Usher, Stormzy, and SZA have arrived in Ghana for the Global Citizen Festival. (more…)

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Usher visits Chorkor Community ahead of his performance at the Global Citizen Festival in Accra

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Grammy-winning American singer, Usher has arrived in Ghana for the Global Citizen Festival in Accra. (more…)

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