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DK, the new voice in African R&B

UK based Nigerian R&B singer/songwriter DK aka Don Kolionny is a hot, new talent to the emerging African R&B scene and is already drawing comparisons to the likes of Ne-Yo. Born Kola Olatunji, in Lagos, Nigeria, DK’s love with music started at the tender age of 10 when he was the youngest member of his […]

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UK based Nigerian R&B singer/songwriter DK aka Don Kolionny is a hot, new talent to the emerging African R&B scene and is already drawing comparisons to the likes of Ne-Yo. Born Kola Olatunji, in Lagos, Nigeria, DK’s love with music started at the tender age of 10 when he was the youngest member of his secondary school choir. Through his father’s record collection he was exposed to different styles of music as a child, including Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, King Sunny Ade as well as Gospel artists.

DK started writing songs at age 15 and his first live performance was at Lekki Beach Carnival in Lagos with Green Squad, a group which included his brother TK Rosky and friend Drillz. His songwriting talents developed further when he started playing the keyboard.

On relocating to London in 2002 DK’s love for music flourished and he performed at open mic events at bars and clubs, including the well-known Suga Suga in London’s West End. DK also began making beats and eventually met a producer Boogi3 with whom he co-produced some of the songs for his forthcoming album. One of these songs, “2Nite”, has already been featured on BBC 1Xtra on the UK Homegrown radio show, presented by taste-making DJ Ras Kwame.

DK has developed a powerful, unique song-writing and singing style that enables him to deliver smooth songs and hard-hitting party jams with ease. His lyrics are made up of a blend of English and his native Yoruba language. “I Sing about Love and things happening around me. My inspiration comes from God and also what I see, other people’s experience and my personal experiences. My musical influences include Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Maxwell, Bob Marley, Usher, Boys II Men” comments DK on his brand of music.

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His debut single, ‘Shake’ is a feel-good party song which invites the ladies to dance and shake to his infectious flow. The video was produced and directed by Mr Skillz (aka JJC) and is already blowing up the airwaves on Nigerian and UK TV. He has performed at some major concerts like Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) in Washington DC, Kennis Music Easter Fiesta in Nigeria among others.

The independent R&B singer is working on his yet-to-be released debut album and according to him it would contain a good mix of love song and party songs. His new /second single and video ‘Waa Last’ is currently in the top 10 playlist in Nigeria, a sign of great things to come out of the album. As an unsigned artist, DK makes the most of the internet and social networking platforms in promoting his music. DK comments: “I use the internet to link up to as many people as possible and for uploading tracks and videos. I also use these platforms to keep people informed on my activities and performances. Thank God for Facebook!”

DK who is currently in Nigeria promoting his new single says Nigerian music is getting better and gaining momentum rapidly but was quick to add that some artists need to improve on their lyrical contents. According to him, the biggest challenge he faces as an artist is promoting and getting music airplay on radio and TV especially in Nigeria. He wishes to become a recognized and respected artist worldwide, capable of influencing lives of less privileged people and also to show people that artists can be good positive role models. Listen and Download the song.

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Bofoakwa Tano faces Nsoatreman FC in 2024 MTN FA Cup final

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The final match of this season’s MTN FA Cup has been confirmed to be held at the University of Ghana Stadium in Legon on Sunday, June 23rd. (more…)

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Devastating fire destroys wooden structures at Circle ECOMOG

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Scores of wooden structures at Circle ECOMOG in the Greater Accra region have been completely razed by a devastating fire. (more…)

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NHIS begins free 6-month dialysis support programme

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Starting June 1, 2024, through December 2024, individuals who are under 18 and over 60 years of age and suffering from kidney diseases will be eligible for eight free dialysis sessions monthly, this is according to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). (more…)

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Ghana’s Rising Star 8LYF Set to Drop New Single “Feel Home” on June 7

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Fast-rising Ghanaian musician 8LYF is gearing up to release his latest single, “Feel Home,” produced by the renowned Tubani Music. This track, a masterful blend of dancehall and Afro-fusion, is poised to make a significant impact on the music scene. The release, backed by his label IB Records, is scheduled for June 7, 2024, and promises to showcase 8LYF’s exceptional talent and versatility.

8LYF’s passion for music ignited at a very young age on the streets of Teshie Nungua, Accra, where his talent quickly garnered attention and admiration. Performing at local shows and impromptu street sessions, he became a beloved figure in his community, captivating audiences with his dynamic performances and raw talent.

Known for his versatility, 8LYF effortlessly merges different genres, creating a unique sound that sets him apart from his peers. But his talents don’t stop at music; he’s also recognized for his high fashion sense and stylish personality, making him a trendsetter both on and off the stage.

 
Ghana’s Rising Star 8LYF Set to Drop New Single "Feel Home" on June 7

Ghana’s Rising Star 8LYF Set to Drop New Single “Feel Home” on June 7

“Feel Home” is more than just a song; it’s a narrative that delves into the struggles and betrayals faced by a young soul. Through its poignant lyrics and compelling rhythm, the track offers a message of resilience and finding peace amidst chaos. It’s a song that encourages listeners to find solace within themselves and truly “feel home” no matter the challenges they face.

Those who have come into contact with 8LYF, whether through his music or personally, have hailed him as the future of Ghanaian music. His ability to connect with audiences and his unwavering dedication to his craft signal a bright future ahead.

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As the release date for “Feel Home” approaches, anticipation is building. Fans and newcomers alike are eagerly waiting to experience the latest from this multifaceted artist. With the support of IB Records, his exceptional talent, and distinctive style, 8LYF is undoubtedly set to leave an indelible mark on the music industry. Keep an eye on this rising star as he continues to elevate Ghanaian music to new heights.

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“COVID-19” inspired my “Aseda”single – Michael K. Okyere recounts

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Versatile musician Michael K. Okyere has recently released a single titled “Aseda,” which was inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. The article explores the meaning behind the song and how Okyere found inspiration during this challenging time.

The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably affected people’s lives across the globe. From the devastating loss of lives to the economic downturn, it has created an unprecedented situation for everyone. However, amid the chaos and uncertainty, many individuals have found solace and inspiration in unlikely places.

One such person is Michael K. Okyere, a talented and versatile musician known for his ability to captivate audiences with his unique fusion of various music genres. When the pandemic struck, Okyere found himself reflecting on the prevailing circumstances and sought a way to channel his emotions into his art.

The result was the creation of his latest single, “Aseda,” which means “thanks” in the Akan language spoken in Ghana, Okyere’s home country. The song serves as a tribute to the resilience and gratitude of individuals during these challenging times.

Okyere shares that “Aseda” was born out of his desire to express his deep appreciation for life and the strength of the human spirit. He witnessed people coming together, supporting each other, and finding joy in the simplest of things despite the hardships they faced. The song aims to inspire listeners to focus on gratitude and appreciate the little things that often go unnoticed.

The upbeat and catchy melody of “Aseda” mirrors the message of hope and positivity that Okyere intends to convey. By merging traditional Ghanaian rhythms with contemporary sounds, he manages to create a musical fusion that resonates with a wide audience. The song’s infectious energy invites listeners to immerse themselves in the celebration of life and their ability to overcome adversity.

While the pandemic has presented numerous challenges for musicians and artists, Okyere has channeled his creativity into creating meaningful and inspiring content. He believes that music has the power to uplift souls and connect people, even in the toughest of times.

Through “Aseda,” Michael K. Okyere hopes to remind listeners that amidst the chaos and uncertainty, there is still much to be grateful for. The song serves as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of gratitude in finding solace and joy even in challenging circumstances.

As an artiste, his ability to find inspiration in difficult times demonstrates his dedication to his craft and his commitment to spreading positivity through music. “Aseda” is a testament to his versatility and talent, showcasing his ability to merge different musical styles to create a vibrant and captivating masterpiece.

Enjoy the song below

https://youtu.be/vInPF-NKMic?si=mFS0mfw8CAX0YEtd

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Pizza Inn the Bridge at Adjiriganor is giving free Pizza Pies this Christmas season

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Ghanaian Pizza brand, Pizza Inn has opened a new branch in East-Legon and has FREE pizza pies and more to share this christmas season. (more…)

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