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Ed Sheeran Talks About Why He Doesn’t Use A Phone and more with Rebecca Judd on Apple Music 1

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Ed Sheeran joins Rebecca Judd on Apple Music 1 to pick his favourite throwback classics, and reflects on the tenth anniversary of his debut album, ‘+’. During the conversation he sings his first ever song, ‘Typical Average Teen’ to Rebecca and says it was nearly used by the creator of The Simpsons, reveals that following their first date, he and wife Cherry went for dinner with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and explains why he doesn’t believe in meeting his heroes unless they reach out to him. He also looks back on his first, unexpected meeting with Van Morrison, working with Eminem, his relationship with Damien Rice, and more.

Please find key quotes, images and video embeds from the show below. Feel free to use with credit to The Rebecca Judd Show on Apple Music 1.

Listen to the show in-full anytime on-demand HERE.

Ed Sheeran Sings His First Ever Song ‘Typical Average Teen’ For Apple Music’s Rebecca Judd
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Ed Sheeran Tells Apple Music About His First Ever Song And How It Almost Featured In A Show By The Creator Of The Simpsons… [EMBED ABOVE]
It was before I was a teenager and it was called ‘Typical Average Teen’ [sings]. The creator of the Simpsons was doing a show, my cousin knew him. And they were like, “Oh, they’re doing this show about a typical average teen.” And he was like, “My cousin wrote something like that.” So it was actually going to be the soundtrack to this thing for a while. I don’t know what happened, it would have been so weird to have my first song end up being the soundtrack of a TV show… I think that might have been the first time I’ve actually sung more than the first line of it.

Ed Sheeran Tells Apple Music About Relearning His Songs Ahead Of His Forthcoming ‘+’ Tenth Anniversary Show In London…

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Ed Sheeran: I actually haven’t listened to it [‘+’] since it came out, but I’m doing a 10th anniversary show at some point this year, so I’m going to go back and relearn all of it. There’ll be songs that I’ll have to literally relearn the lyrics to, because I wouldn’t have played them since the tour in 2011.

Rebecca Judd: Do you think when you listen to them, you’re going to feel the same as you did when they released or you’re going to look back and be like, “Oh, this tune was actually rusty. Why did I put this out?”
Ed Sheeran: Of course. I think everything has a progression to it and it leads on to the next thing….I actually ended up listening to a song called ‘U.N.I’ from the record because Charlamagne tha God had emailed me being like, “Rod Wave covered you today.” And I was like, “What?” And yeah, he was like, “Yeah. And it was like a deep album cut.” And Rod Wave was on the Breakfast Club and had sung some of ‘U.N.I’. So I went back to listen to that because I couldn’t even remember the bit that he was singing. Like it’s been that long.

Ed Sheeran Tells Apple Music About Working With Eminem…

It [the studio] was in Detroit and I was playing a gig in Detroit. And yeah, I arrived. He’s got loads of games consoles there. He loves games. I actually bought him a Nintendo 64 with GoldenEye on it as a gift. Yeah. I just stepped in there. Actually, first time we met, we didn’t make music. I hung out there for about four hours and we just spoke Marvel and Avengers for about four hours. And then the next time I went back, we made a tune. The first tune we made, I was in Mexico and his producer flew to Mexico and I did the hook there and stuff, but yeah.

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Ed Sheeran Tells Apple Music That He and His Now Wife Had Dinner with Beyoncé and Jay-Z The Evening After Their First Date…

I learned it [‘Empire State Of Mind’] for a Live Lounge. And then Jay-Z and Beyonce came to a gig that I did in Brooklyn. And they were like, “Come out to this restaurant with us afterwards.” So I went out to this restaurant and then my mates were in town. Actually my now wife. It was like the day after we’d had our first date. And she was there with my friend Martha and this guy, Foy Vance. So we went to dinner and then we went to this bar and I remember a guitar was getting passed around between me and Foy. And I remember playing that [Empire State of Mind’]. Five of us in a room with Jay-Z and Beyoncé. I gave Beyoncé a Jägerbomb.

Ed Sheeran Tells Apple Music About The Importance of Date Night….
Me and my wife have a date night. It’s a strict date night every single week. And no matter who’s in town or who wants to see us, it’s always this one night in the week and we go out and our rule is we can’t talk about our baby. We have to talk about each other and catch up because if you spend… As a parent, you spend so much time discussing being a parent that you kind of forget who you were before. So we have one night a week where we are who we were before.

Ed Sheeran Tells Apple Music About Being Unexpectedly Woken At His Hotel By Van Morrison…
If you get the chance to listen to this whole album [‘Irish Heartbeat’], it is so beautiful. It’s so good. I’ve met Van a couple of times now, but the first time I met him, we were in Northern Ireland. I’d just played the Odyssey Arena and I was staying at this hotel and I’d stayed up really late the night before having drinks. And I’d got woken up two hours later by the concierge being like, “Van Morrison’s in the lobby. He’d like to see you.” And I just said, “No, he isn’t,” and just hung up the phone. And then I got a call back being like, “No,” it was like seven o’clock in the morning. He’s like, “He is. He wants to have breakfast with you.” So I was like, “Actually, I do think he lives near here.” So I got up and showered and went downstairs and yeah, we had salmon and cream cheese bagels and chatted about… He was obsessed with learning about streaming and stuff. But I remember saying that this was my favourite album of his and him being taken aback because it wasn’t like ‘Astral Weeks’ or ‘The Moon Dance’ or the big albums that people would say was their favourite Van albums. But yeah, it’s just a very special album to me.

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Ed Sheeran Tells Apple Music Why He Doesn’t Believe In Meeting His Heroes Unless They Reach Out…
My rule has always been never, ever meet your heroes unless they want to meet you. I know people say, “Don’t meet your heroes,” but I remember working with Rick Rubin and we went to New York for Saturday Night Live cause he’d done a song with Eminem and he was like, “Do you want to meet Eminem?” And I said, “No, I want to get to a point where Eminem wants to meet me.” I left that opportunity. And then further on down the line, I had the opportunity to work with Eminem. And we’ve now done three tunes together and I would class him as a friend. But had I gone in and had a selfie, it would have been a completely different vibe. Does that make sense?

Ed Sheeran Tells Apple Music That A Damien Rice Show Inspired Him To Start Songwriting…
I actually can’t remember the exact date, but it was definitely like lower school. What I liked about the gig is it was under eighteens only. And for adults to get in, they had to be accompanied by a child. And it was like four, 4:00 PM, no alcohol, no nothing. And afterwards my dad went for pint at the bar and Damien Rice was there. So I met him and that was the day I started songwriting.

Ed Sheeran On Connecting With Damien Rice…
There was a long time, I was kind of like; Van [Morrison] had reached out, Eric Clapton reached out, Eminem had reached out, Jay-Z had reached out. There’s all these people that I loved as a kid, and they’d all reached out. And I was kind of like, “Why hasn’t he reached out?” Now we’ve had our conversation. There’s so many different elements to it. He, for instance, is just a hard man to contact. But yeah… He lives in the middle of nowhere. He doesn’t really like the pop world or whatever. But I got to meet him on mine and his own terms and we hung out in Iceland. We went on a hike. We got in a hot springs. We spent the entire day chatting. And had I met him, probably… I think I had an opportunity 2014 when he was releasing an album…and I think it just would’ve been a different vibe. I now have special memories with people that inspired me to make music rather than a selfie.

Ed Sheeran Tells Apple Music Why He Doesn’t Use A Phone…
I’m always snapped back into reality when I hang out with friends and you’re having a conversation with them, and then suddenly they just start texting someone else and having another conversation. And the reason I got rid of it was that was me. And I feel like it’s good to be in contact with people, and especially nowadays when you can’t see people and you’re in lockdown and blah, blah, blah, blah. Stuff like FaceTime and Zoom is really important, but it shouldn’t detract from everyday interaction. If we were having a conversation right now and I just kind of was still talking to you, but texting…I just think it’s rude, innit? You’re not in the moment. And I find that every time I think I should get a phone, I end up in a situation like that. I played a friend of mine my album the other day, and he texted through the whole thing. And I just feel like he’s not actually listening to the record and he’s in a conversation.

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Ed Sheeran Tells Apple Music Why He No Longer Feels He ‘Owns’ His Songs Once They’re Released…
So I feel like songs are mine until they’re released and then they belong to other people. So I wouldn’t say ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is my song anymore. I’d say it’s this couple that had their first kiss to it or this couple that enjoyed their first dance to it or this couple… I’ve had people that have had it on in the birthing room where… Actually when we had our child, the song that came on there, it just came on randomly. But now that’s our special song for that. And I feel there’s songs of mine that are the most popular are no longer songs of mine. They’re songs of the public. And they’re just public domain. They’re just owned by Sandra and Greg or, you know, like whoever.

Ed Sheeran Tells Apple Music About Why His Jubilee Performance Was A ‘Full Circle’ Moment…
This is interesting actually. I was 11 years old and it was the Queen’s Jubilee. And I watched on TV, Eric Clapton come on stage and play ‘Layla’. And I remember very clearly being like, “I want to get a guitar and I want to learn that song.” So I got a guitar. It was from Cash Converters. I don’t think it was even a brand. It was a black Stratocaster. I can’t remember. And I learned that song over and over. It was the only song I could play for months and months. But what I love about that is 10 years later at the next Jubilee, I played it and it was such a weird full circle standing on stage. And I would like to think that I don’t know how many people tuned into that, but I would love to think that there was one kid that thought the same thing and then it just carries on. Like someone would have been like, “Oh, I want to learn guitar because I heard that.” I’d like to think, but I’m not going to presume that.

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WATCH: Zulubwoy drops street-styled video for ‘Oh Yeah ‘

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Zulubwoy drops street-styled video for 'Oh Yeah '

Ghanaian trap dancehall musician Zulubwoy has recently released a much-anticipated music video for his latest single, “Oh Yeah.” Known for his innovative fusion of trap, dancehall, and Afrobeats, Zulubwoy is quickly becoming a prominent Dgure in the Ghanaian music scene. The release of “Oh Yeah” showcases his distinctive sound and artistic vision, drawing signiDcant attention from fans and critics alike.

The music video for “Oh Yeah” is a vibrant, high-energy visual journey that perfectly complements Zulubwoy’s dynamic musical style. The video features a blend of slum and rural settings, capturing the essence of contemporary Ghana. Bright colors, quick cuts, and Iuid camera movements enhance the energetic feel of the song. The visual style is a blend of gritty street scenes and shots, creating a compelling contrast that keeps viewers engaged.

The narrative of the video is centered around themes of celebration, love, and resilience. It begins with Zulubwoy in a bustling rural neighborhood, interacting with locals and setting the stage for a day of festivities. As the video progresses, it transitions to a street scene where Zulubwoy and his friends are seen dancing and enjoying the vibrant atmosphere. The storyline emphasizes the joy and communal spirit that are integral to Ghanaian culture.

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The production quality of the “Oh Yeah” music video is top-notch. The video features crisp, high-deDnition visuals with excellent lighting and color grading that make each scene pop. The direction and editing are professional, with smooth transitions and well-timed cuts that match the beat of the song. The use of drone shots provides sweeping views of the locations, adding a cinematic feel to the video.

Oh Yeah” has been met with positive reviews from music critics, who have praised Zulubwoy for his unique sound and artistic vision. The video has been highlighted for its high production values, creative direction, and the effective way it captures the essence of Ghanaian culture.

Fans have responded enthusiastically to the release, with the music video quickly racking up views and likes on YouTube and other social media platforms. Comments and shares reIect widespread appreciation for Zulubwoy’s latest work, with many fans praising the video’s vibrant visuals and catchy tune.

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Zulubwoy’s release of the “Oh Yeah” music video is a significant milestone in his career, showcasing his ability to blend diverse musical inIuences into a cohesive and captivating package. The video, with its high production quality, engaging narrative, and vibrant visuals, is set to leave a lasting impression on both the Ghanaian music scene and international audiences. As Zulubwoy continues to innovate and push boundaries, fans and new listeners alike can look forward to more exciting releases from this talented musician.

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Gibrilville Releases New Single “Madina” Celebrating His Hometown

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Rising hip-hop artist Gibrilville has just dropped his latest single titled “Madina”, a heartfelt tribute to his beloved neighborhood in Ghana. He also shared his artwork for his latest studio album. The song showcases Gibrilville’s lyrical prowess and deep connection to the place he calls home.

Having moved back to Ghana after years of living abroad, Gibrilville found inspiration in the vibrant streets and bustling energy of Madina. The track captures the essence of the community, blending infectious beats with introspective lyrics that paint a vivid picture of his experiences and memories.

“Madina is more than just a place to me, it’s where I belong,” says Gibrilville. “I wanted to pay homage to the neighborhood that has shaped me and molded me into the artist and person I am today.” With its catchy hooks and infectious rhythm, “Madina” is sure to resonate with fans of Gibrilville’s unique sound and storytelling abilities.

The song is a testament to his roots and a celebration of the rich culture and heritage of Ghana. “Madina” is now available on all major streaming platforms. Along with the hot new track is the artwork for the upcoming album titled “African youth 1 & 2.

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I’m excited to share this cover with you guys. Look out for more news on this project. Gibrilville shares his album covers for his latest project “African youth 1 & 2” .The album is expected to arrive in stores this summer. The album cover is a picture of Gibril and his family in Lagos, Nigeria. The pictures were taken in 1988.

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Gibrilville and Kwaw Kese Join Forces for Exciting Remix of “Gorilla”

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Dynamic duo Gibrilville and Kwaw Kese have teamed up for an electrifying remix of their hit single “Gorilla.” The collaboration brings together two powerhouse artists in the Ghana music industry to create a fresh and innovative sound that is sure to captivate listeners around the world.

Originally released as a standalone track, “Gorilla” quickly gained momentum and garnered widespread acclaim for its infectious beat and catchy lyrics. Now, with the addition of Kwaw Kese’s unique style and flair, the remix takes the song to new heights, offering fans a fresh take on an already beloved track produced by klenam Lednum “Klxnam” from the Uk.

Gibrilville and Kwaw Kese are no strangers to success in the music industry, with both artists boasting an impressive catalogue of hits and a dedicated fan base. By joining forces on the remix of “Gorilla,” they have created a collaboration that is sure to resonate with fans of both artists and introduce their music to new audiences.

The remix of “Gorilla” is now available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. Fans can expect an exciting blend of Gibrilville and Kwaw Kese’s signature sounds, as well as a few surprises along the way.

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Don’t miss out on this exciting collaboration between two of the most talented artists in the industry. Stream the remix of “Gorilla” today and experience the magic for yourself.

For more information, please visit Gibrilville and Kwaw Kese’s official websites and social media pages.

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Charli XCX Releases ‘360’ Video Featuring All-Star Cast

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Charli XCX Releases ‘360’ Video Featuring All-Star Cast

Charli XCX today releases ‘360’ – the fourth track taken from her highly anticipated forthcoming new album ‘BRAT’.

 

You can listen HERE and watch the Aidan Zamiri-directed video HERE.

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The blockbuster video stars an impressive all-star cast of friends and collaborators including Julia Fox, Chloë Sevigny, Gabbriette, Alex Consani, Rachel Sennott, Emma Chamberlain, A. G. Cook, Hari Nef, Isamaya Ffrench, Matisse Andrews, Quenlin Blackwell, Sakura Bready, Chloe Cherry, Greer Cohen, Anna Collins, Blizzy McGuire, Tess McMillan, Salem Mitchell, Peri Rosenzweig, Richie Shazam and Niki Takesh.

 

‘BRAT’, Charli’s eagerly awaited sixth studio album, will be released on Friday 7th June and promises to be an exhilarating club record built around high art references and social commentary. The album includes the hit single ‘Von dutch’ – the brash and synth heavy first taste of the record – alongside recent releases ‘Club classics’ and ‘B2b’.

 

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You can pre-order ‘BRAT’ HERE and pre-save ‘BRAT’ HERE.

 

In support of ‘BRAT’, Charli will be embarking on her biggest ever headline shows in arenas throughout the UK in November and December. Charli is also teaming up with longtime collaborator Troye Sivan for their highly anticipated co-headline US arena tour ‘Charli XCX & Troye Sivan Present: Sweat’, including a newly announced second show at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles. Tickets can be found HERE.

 

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Charli threw a momentous Boiler Room in New York’s Brooklyn in February to launch the ‘BRAT’ campaign with A. G. Cook, George Daniel, Finn Keane and Doss. The show broke the record for the most ever RSVPs to a Boiler Room event, with over 40k people registering to attend. Featuring special guest appearances from the likes of Addison Rae and Julia Fox, the show has easily become one of the viral moments of the year. You can watch the full stream of ‘Boiler Room & Charli XCX Presents: PARTYGIRL’ HERE.

 

Alongside her new album, Charli has been working on multiple film & TV projects following the breakout success of her Barbie soundtrack contribution ‘Speed Drive’ last year. She is co-executive producing the score for the A24 film ‘Mother Mary’ with Jack Antonoff and also producing original music for Benito Skinner’s series ‘Overcompensating’ on Prime Video. In addition, Charli will star in the Daniel Goldhaberremake of 1978 cult horror film ‘Faces of Death’.

 

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Avant-pop and electronic superstar Charli XCX has become an iconic figure in the arts, having helped expand the landscape of popular music over the last decade by seamlessly traversing the underground and mainstream with her artistic output. Over the course of a trailblazing career, the multi-hyphenate creative has earned critical acclaim for her innovative style and entrepreneurial spirit and seen her forward-thinking approach reshape pop culture in the process.

 

Her lasting impact was cemented last year when Charli was honoured with the Visionary Award at the annual Ivor Novellos in London, while she also received the Powerhouse Award at Billboard’s Women In Music ceremony in March and the ASCAP Global Impact Award earlier this week.

 

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Charli XCX assets can be found here.

 

‘BRAT’ Tracklist:

 

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1. 360

2. Club classics

3. Sympathy is a knife

4. I might say something stupid

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5. Talk talk

6. Von dutch

7. Everything is romantic

8. Rewind

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9. So I

10. Girl, so confusing

11. Apple

12. B2b

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13. Mean girls

14. I think about it all the time

15. 365

 

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Charli XCX 2024 Tour Dates:

 

Sat 01/06/24 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera (Live) – Sold Out

Fri 07/06/24 – London, UK – Outernet (PARTYGIRL DJ Set) – Sold Out

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Tue 11/06/24 – New York, NY – Knockdown Center (Live) – Sold Out

Wed 12/06/24 – Chicago, IL – Radius (Live) – Sold Out

Sat 15/06/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine (Live) – Sold Out

Wed 19/06/24 – Mexico City, Mexico – Club Loo Loo (PARTYGIRL DJ Set) – Sold Out

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Fri 21/06/24 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Club Zig (PARTYGIRL DJ Set) – Sold Out

Fri 28/05/24 – Somerset, UK – Glastonbury Festival (PARTYGIRL DJ Set) – Sold Out

 

Sat 14/09/24  – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

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Mon 16/09/24 – Montreal, QC – Place Bell

Wed 18/09/24 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

Fri 20/09/24 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena

Mon 23/09/24 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

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Wed 25/09/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

Thu 26/09/24 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena

Sat 28/09/24 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

Mon 30/09/24 – Chicago, IL – United Center

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Wed 02/10/24 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

Thu 03/10/24 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

Sat 05/10/24 – Miami, FL – Kaseya Center

Sun 06/10/24 – Orlando, FL – Kia Center

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Wed 09/10/24 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

Fri 11/10/24 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

Sun 13/10/24 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center

Tue 15/10/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum

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Wed 16/10/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum

Fri 18/10/24 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena

Sun 20/10/24 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center

Tue 22/10/24 – Portland, OR – Moda Center

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Wed 23/10/24 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena

 

Wed 27/11/24 – Manchester, UK – Co-op Live Arena

Thu 28/11/24 – London, UK – The O2

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Fri 29/11/24 – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena

Mon 02/12/24 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro Arena

 

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CROSSBORDER SKYSES RELEASES “SIKA B3BA” VISUALIZER.

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Afro Pop/Afro Beat maker CrossBorder Skyses has released the official music video of his banging track “Sika B3ba” , which features SHANSTIKAL & Ur TUNEZ.

The video depicts a typical scenario of young guys and how they live their lives on the streets  after working hard for their money.

Skyses recently performed at the Atwea ODWIRA Festival at Akim Manso , where he gave a powerful performance of some of his songs such as “little prayer, nothing ever new and sika beba”.

The creative crooner is still on his “Every month release” project and is expected to drop a brand new song this month of may.

The video is quite interesting and the artist can only be pushed.

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Amerado drops new single titled ‘Tin Ton Tan’

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Renowned Ghanaian music sensation, Amerado, is gearing up to thrill fans with his latest Afrobeat-infused single, “Tin Ton Tan.” Produced by the TGMA producer of the year nominee IzJoe Beatz, this track promises to be a chart-topper, bringing together Amerado’s lyrical prowess with IzJoe Beatz’s infectious rhythms.

Amerado, known for his sharp wit and magnetic stage presence, has once again raised the bar with “Tin Ton Tan.” This song is not just a mere release; it’s a cultural phenomenon that encapsulates the essence of contemporary Ghanaian music. With his signature blend of Twi and English lyrics, Amerado delivers a message that resonates with audiences across the nation.

“Tin Ton Tan” is more than just a catchy tune; it’s a celebration of Ghanaian resilience and determination. Amerado’s verses, intertwined with IzJoe Beatz’s masterful production, create a sonic experience that is as uplifting as it is irresistible.
The visualizer which can be found on Amerado’s YouTube was shot and directed in USA by Isaa Obuobi for Creative House TV.
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