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Everything We Know About Mz Kiki and Dope-Nations New Single ‘Sake of You”

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Mz KiKi is a Ghanaian songstress, songwriter, and businesswoman, who has been recognized for embracing various Ghanaian musical styles and reinventing her image throughout her music career.

Mz KiKi and Dope Nations New Single ‘Sake of You’, was inspired by level of commitment when it comes to relationship, and later gets disappointed one way or the other ”Mz KiKi says “I thought it was important to share my music, as I know many can relate to the fact that the road to self-discovery mostly comes through the scars in one’s life. I want people in relations to feel hope and to know they will come stronger with better version of themselves.”

Click here to download her new single featuring Dope Nation

She believes the relationship with the musical duo “Dope-Nation” will go a long way to impact in the lives of others musically.  She further thanks her funs and followers on her social media handles, including her management and RhythmBay Records.

Subscribe to her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfZ0qju3cUi2Y1XlNpTbyZg

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Aklerh Out With Much-Anticipated EP, “Dancehall Queen”

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The wait is finally over as the highly anticipated EP, “Dancehall Queen,” from the versatile musician Aklerh, is officially released.
Featuring a dynamic fusion of Reggae/Dancehall and Afrobeats, this six-track EP is set to captivate audiences with its unique style and infectious rhythms.
Produced by the renowned Cashtwo and Jeph Green, “Dancehall Queen” showcases Aklerh’s mastery of her craft and her ability to effortlessly blend different musical genres.
Each track on the EP offers a fresh perspective, reflecting Aklerh’s diverse influences and experiences.
One notable collaboration on the EP is track two, which features the talented artists Yaw Grey and Ennwai of Dobble. Their contributions add depth and richness to the EP, which helps to create an unforgettable listening experience.
Other tracks on the EP that will keep listeners and music lover hooked on is the title of the EP itself which is track one.
Also, listeners are taken on a captivating ride with tracks like “Odo,” “Bra (Gbodom),” “Kingman Ting,” and “Body Good” ft Yaw Grey.
When asked about the inspiration behind the EP, Aklerh explained, “The title, ‘Dancehall Queen’ represents my ability to seamlessly transition from my everyday persona to my bold and expressive self in the Reggae/Dancehall space.”
With the release of “Dancehall Queen,” Aklerh aims to reach a wider audience and spread joy through her music.
“I hope this EP resonates with listeners and brings them happiness,” she said.
“Personally, it’s a significant milestone in my career, and professionally, I’m excited to see where this journey takes me,” Aklerh added.
“Dancehall Queen” is in masterpiece and each song on the EP tells a unique story, inviting listeners to immerse themselves in the evolving world of Aklerh’s music.
The debut EP of the “Labadi Gyal” is currently available on all major streaming platforms. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of Aklerh’s music firsthand by clicking the link below to stream the songs and enjoy the classic tune produced:
About Aklerh:
Aklerh, known in private life as Zebulun Aklerh Ocansey, is a talented musician known for her versatile style and captivating performances.
With a passion for blending different musical genres, she has quickly established herself as a rising star in the music industry.
She is known for her exceptional reggae and dancehall songs which are her favourite genre of music, but she also delivers effortlessly when she does Afrobeats as well.
Prior to the release of this EP, she was making waves in the music space with songs like “Born Rich,” which is the favourite of a lot of TikTokers and other social media users in Ghana.
Aklerh also has song like “Only You”, “Labadi Gyal” and a few others.

Get Dancehall Queen On All Digital Stores – https://album.link/DancehallQueen

Watch Dancehall Queen Video on Youtube – https://youtu.be/ba3dcC4nClo

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Susan Augustt set to release her first single of the year, dubbed ‘Sexy Depression’

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Budding Ghanaian singer , songwriter & live performance coach , Susan Augustt is slowly etching her name across the hearts of Ghanaians one soothing vocal at a time.

The singer who describes her style of music as neo afro-soul is gradually becoming a household name for lovers of good music. Susan Augustt who is known for her poignant lyrics and soulful melodies, is set to release her first single of the year titled “Sexy Depression.”

Scheduled for release on May 10th, “Sexy Depression” seeks to explore the complexities of human emotions and everyday living. Susan Augustt who is known for her ability to blend vulnerability with strength in her music, is set to deliver yet another powerful song that promises to resonate with listeners on a deeply personal level.

Known for her authenticity and fearless approach to songwriting, Susan Augustt continues to carve out a unique space for herself in the music industry. Providing some context on the inspiration behind the song, Susan Augustt revealed the song was written at a time when she had come to a crossroads in her life. “I needed to make a decision about putting myself first and finding peace in that as well,” she explained.

“Sexy Depression” is about the contradictory and complex nature of human emotions. It also highlights the importance of taking time off life’s daunting experiences to take care of oneself. “It’s about being able to put yourself first without feeling guilty or wrong about it,” she continued.

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“Sexy Depression” marks the latest addition to the singers impressive discography, which includes previous hits such as “Obaa,” Foreign Love” and “Run back home” which was featured in an NFL Africa Documentary. The song was produced by SosaWaveGod and mastered by Peeondabeat. It is poised to further solidify her reputation as a versatile artist who is unafraid to tackle topics that are generally regarded as both deeply personal and sensitive yet are universally relatable. With approximately 3weeks to the release, a presave link has been provided for fans eagerly awaiting this musical ingenuity.

An intimate listening and release party is also scheduled sometime prior to the actual release date. Fans and music enthusiasts can expect an accompanying visualizer that will carry listeners along on this unforgettable musical journey. Susan Augustt is also hoping to release a multi-genre album in August. “It’s time to showcase my versatility as an artiste through vocal and character expression,” she disclosed. Susan Augustt is a product of Benson Entertainment Production Institute led by Stephanie Benson and has performed on many platforms such as Afrofest Toronto, Ahaban Charity Festival, Library of Africa, One Beat Ghana and Black Girls Glow. She sings predominantly in English, Twi and Ga and only performs live band music.

Click to presave “Sexy Depression.” https://onerpm.link/770616372858

Story by: Maame Adwoa A. Mensah

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BURGEONING ALTERNATIVE ACT KHALIFINA TEAMS UP WITH NIQ-EL ANGELO TO DROP NEW SINGLE, HOLY JEALOUSY

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The phenomenal Female Ghanaian Alternative spiritual artist, Khalifina has come with her 2024 debut “HOLY JEALOUSY” teamed up with Nigerian Artist and Producer Niq-el Angelo. 

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A spirit filled record about the love shared with God only. Following a soothing vocal intro, celestial finesse and a steady energetic beat, Khalifina sings about her consecration to God and being hell-bent about her decision. 

Likening the love of God to be Holy and Jealous. Khalifina derives inspiration from the Ten Commandments which states “thou shalt have no other gods before me”, With it’s deep emphasis on spirit, listeners are a hundred percent walking away with a refined knowledge of spirituality and most of all God’s Love.



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OLATUJA RETURN WITH “IJO”

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Olatuja – the acclaimed project from bassist/composer/bandleader Michael Olatuja and renowned vocalist Alicia Olatuja – has announced today’s premiere of the new single, “Ijo,” available today via Whirlwind Recordings. Fusing the rich heritage of Michael’s Yoruba culture, the evolving popular music of West Africa, the gospel and jazz traditions that inform Alicia’s musicality, and the strong links that tie these threads together, “Ijo” heralds the duo’s long-awaited new album, Olatuja, arriving Friday, May 31. Pre-orders are available now.

“We wanted to merge our visions to create something greater than what we could create on our own,” says Alicia.

“Alicia is my longest and closest collaborator,” says Michael. “This album comes from a place of knowing and growing.”

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Michael “Leye” Olatuja and Alicia “Lisa” Olatuja have been a presence on the New York City music scene for many years, spanning the worlds of jazz, Broadway, film, and more. Born in London and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Michael is one of the most inventive and in-demand bassists in contemporary music, currently serving as US Musical Director for 5x GRAMMY® Award-winner Angelique Kidjo having previously worked and recorded with the likes of Diana Ross, Terence Blanchard, and Shakira and released his second album as a leader, Lagos Pepper Soup, in 2020. Vocalist/composer Alicia has put out two solo albums (Timeless and Intuition: Songs From the Minds of Women), appeared in operas and musical theater productions, and worked with such esteemed artists as Chris Botti, Gregory Porter, Billy Childs, and Christian McBride. Originally from St. Louis, Alicia found a global audience in 2013 when she stunned millions during the second inauguration ceremony for President Barack Obama with a soaring featured solo during the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” She currently tours the world with her own jazz band.

The two uniquely gifted musical talents first met as students at NYC’s prestigious Manhattan School Of Music. They soon married, and in 2011, joined forces as Olatuja Project to create The Promise, an innovative collection hailed by NPR for “combining Yoruba vocals and talking drums with familiar and funky Western music languages.”

However, as time passed their relationship evolved. No longer husband and wife, but still close friends, each pursued their separate musical careers, and each succeeded in establishing themselves at the highest level of their respective professions. Now, after a more than decade, they have reunited creatively as Olatuja.

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Their first new album together in more than a decade had its genesis during the global pandemic in 2020 as Alicia found solace in listening to The Promise for the first time in years. She reached out to Michael and floated the idea of making new music together, asking, “We’ve gone through so much, we’ve learned so much, grown so much, worked with so many incredible greats – what do we have to say now, with this new, evolved rendition of who we are?”

The two began writing together and their collaboration swiftly blossomed into the new Olatuja, a thrilling progression that picks up where their distinctive sound and storytelling left off.

“We talked for hours about what was on our minds, our hearts, what we’re observing,” says Alicia, who writes the bulk of the lyrics and melodies. “Getting it back to that truth and how we create music that’s going to speak to people.”

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“Our previous album touched Afrobeats and jazzy soul and gospel,” Michael says. “We created a certain way of blending those sounds, and I wanted to explore that and take it further.”

With an A-list supporting cast including drummers Obed Calvaire and Joshua Keitt, guitarists Femi Temowo and David Rosenthal, percussionist Magatte Sow and GRAMMY® Award-nominated pianist Christian Sands, Olatuja is at once cinematic in scope and intimate and personal in its message of trust, joy, and the power of honest communication. Michael’s Nigerian heritage deeply informs songs like the irresistibly joyous, talking drum-driven groove of “Ijo” and “Bright Side,” the latter sung in Yoruba and inspired by a visit the couple took to London to see Michael’s family. Indeed, all of the Olatujas’ many musical associations and adventures contribute to the ambition and growth revealed on the new album. Though born from a time of unprecedented alienation and disconnection, Olatuja stands as a tribute to the accumulated wisdom and maturity of two remarkable musicians, a way for friends and artists with a long history and wide range of experience to move themselves and their work forward.

“Working with some people, one plus one equals two,” says Alicia. “But working with Michael, it feels like a multiplication, so together we are more than the sum of our parts. Together we are a crowd.”

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HEADIE ONE X STORMZY RELEASE “CRY NO MORE” – FIRST SINGLE FROM HEADIE ONE’S NEW ALBUM

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Today UK Drill pioneer Headie One releases his first single of the year, “Cry No More” ft. Stormzy.  The song is taken from his forthcoming new album The Last One, set for release June 2024.

Stream “Cry No More” ft. Stormzy HERE and pre-order The Last One HERE.

Produced by Tay Keith (Travis Scott, Drake), Tommy Parker (Ariana Grande, 21 Savage) and Pooh Beatz (Jack Harlow, DaBaby), “Cry No More” features Stormzy (who featured on Headie’s UK #2 hit “Ain’t It Different”) and sees Headie in a reflective mood: “Sometimes you gotta lose the battle, just so you can win the war, you gotta go back and forth, from the court to the roads to the court.”

The accompanying music video, directed by RAWTAPE (Keshi, Kasabian, NTS) shows both artists on the streets of their hometown, portraying the good, the bad and the ugly side of London life with Stormzy rapping, “I just laugh when they say that I can’t go higher, I’m a frequent flyer, my last albums cold but my new ones fire, I might call it Maya.”

Headie One says of the track and video: “This is one of my favorites from the album. I loved the sample and 808s straight away when Tay (Keith) and Pooh (Beatz) played it in the studio. Stormzy went crazy on it, too.”

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“The video concept was to show people that everyone has struggles they have to deal with daily. That’s no different to myself and Stormzy, regardless of what people think we’ve achieved in our careers. We still have things in life we have to deal with like everyone else.”

Watch the music video for “Cry No More” ft. Stormzy HERE.

The Last One is Headie’s second album following his debut, Edna in 2020 which reached #1 on the UK album chart, making history as the first drill album to achieve the milestone.

The new album completes the narrative of Headie’s story that began with his 2018 The One mixtape: from pain and regret to progression and finally, a new chapter and a new beginning. He has touched on some of the subjects and circumstances in previous projects but the lyrics on The Last One aim to dig deeper. The artwork also signifies the arrival at a destination. One where he now stands alone, free from the oppression of his past and on the horizon of a new life.

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K.Ytee Drops “Life” As He Rebrands

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Budding Hip-hop Act Emmanuel Gyimah, formerly known as Ferrari Boy releases his first single of the year featuring Joey Blaq.
Dubbed “Life”, talks about life struggles and his personal experience as young artist in Ghana.
K.Ytee, born Emmanuel Gyimah, is a vibrant and talented musician hailing from Spintex a.k.a the Bank city in Ghana . Born in April 2002, K.Ytee’s journey into the music world came at an early age. Drawing inspiration from some of the greats like Sarkodie, J.Cole , Kendrick Lamar & Dave.

Growing up, K.Ytee was exposed to a diverse range of musical genres that permeated the Local sense. His unique style puts him on top of the list for up and coming acts who could go on to become greats. Within his music you’ll hear the experience he’s outlived whether it’s rap songs, love songs , drill songs he’s got something for everybody in his discography.

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