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Connecting with his roots and stars, Chance The Rapper’s fun Ghana trip

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A week ago, American rapper and record producer, Chance The Rapper made his anticipated visit to the motherland. An experience he describes as ‘life-saving’.

On January 5th, news of Chance’s arrival in Ghana had social media talking and in a week, the rapper experienced more than he hoped for.

After the Chicago-based rapper was picked from the Kotoka International Airport by fellow rapper Vic Mensa, he excitedly shared his arrival with his followers on Instagram.

How Accra saved the life of Chance The Rapper?

The following days, Chance and his friends made a trip to the Adom Waterfall situated in Obosomase and located close to the source of the Tsenku waterfalls to enjoy Ghana’s lush scenery. He also made a stop at the Jubilee House, Freedom Skatepark, Gallery 57 inside Kempinski Goldcoast Hotel, the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park & Mausoleum, Front/Back, Republic Bar, and the Labadi Beach which he documented in the video below.

But the BET award-winning artist who was christened with the Ghanaian name “Nana Kofi Boa-Ampensom” didn’t only visit for fun. Over the weekend, the hitmaker went on a family history search.  According to a post on Instagram, the church where he worshipped was built by his family years ago.

He revealed that the leader of the church, whom he described as Bishop Nkansah, was an acquaintance of his great grandmother. Chance The Rapper revealed that his family has also built a school in Jamestown.

In another post, he wrote, “my great grandfather was a Pan Africanist and a captain under Marcus Garvey.”

Meeting and working with Ghanaian creatives in the music industry was another initiative Chana undertook during his week-long visit to the nation.

From working with Darko Vibes, King Promise, Black Sherrif, Manifest, and Sarkodie, Chance lent his voice and talent to songs Ghanaian music lovers can’t wait to hear when released.

Evidently, Chance The Rapper had an amazing time in Ghana as he’s been proudly advocating for more Diasporans to visit and experience the motherland too.

In a reply to singer Jeremih on IG, Chance hinted at coming back to Ghana in July with a much larger group and invited the singer to join.

As the Chicago-based rapper would sum up in the tweets below, Ghana was worth the wait.

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Let’s not be harsh on TT, he’s an elderly man and deserves respect- Yvonne Nelson

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Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, has come to the defence of veteran actor, Psalm Ajetefio (TT), over his “plead for leftovers” scandal that has hit the country over the past couple of days. (more…)

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I’ve not gone silent on this gov’t, some NPP folks don’t even talk to me- Yvonne Nelson

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I was seeking refuge in a friend's house due to threats after leading ''Dumsor Vigil''-Yvonne Nelson

Despite public opinion that actress Yvonne Nelson has gone silent on the current ruling party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), she begs to differ. (more…)

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‘It can get better’- Celestine Donkor’s husband praises GHAMRO as they receive GHC 11,000 as royalties

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Kofi Donkor,  husband of popular Gospel musician, Celestine Donkor has revealed how much money they have received as royalties form the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO). (more…)

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“Sugarcane” season: Camidoh stuns in promotional photos for new single

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GB Recz and Grind Don’t Stop have released new stunning photos of Camidoh for his forthcoming debut album while promoting his commercial hit song, “SUGARCANE”. (more…)

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CARING VOLUNTEERS NETWORK (CAVNET), INC INCORPORATES AS A 501 ( C ) (3) IN THE US

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Caring Volunteers Network (CAVNET), INC, a Ghanaian based Non-Governmental Organization has received approval as a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501 ( c ) (3) of the United States. (more…)

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Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ tops Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra & iTunes

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The Blackmob rapper currently boasts of the hottest song in Accra, Ghana and that’s a fact – according to Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra at least. Listen/stream ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here: https://gambomusic.ffm.to/gambo-boys-aye-wild

 

It turns out the denizens of Accra could simply not get enough of Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ today and rightfully so. The fun song beat the odds and for the first time since its release ranked at #1 on the city’s Top 25 chart list for the day and iTunes. Also earning a spot on one of the streaming platform’s big listings for the region, Top Albums, was the artist’s “New Era” EP which stood at #8 to score Gambo yet another exciting feat.

Gambo outdid the competition and had listeners converging on his song by the bucketload. In regards to his big win today, the ‘Boys Aye Wild’ hitmaker shared: ‘’It was a great feeling to see my song sitting at #1. Seriously. Big ups to Accra for making my day and showing my song that much love. I’m at peace now knowing my brothers are taking the right steps to treat their women right. Ha-ha. Keep the plays coming though and don’t stop’’.

 

Introduced in early 2021 by the Cupertino-based tech giant, City Charts is an updated playlist meant to bring local artists to the forefront of the conversation around music discovery, one it achieves by reflecting the musical tastes of listeners in over 100 cities from around the world on a daily basis.

 

You can check Gambo’s amusing video for ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here:

 

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