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Fally Ipupa joins ONE8 music group

DRC’s acclaimed sex symbol, singer, songwriter and respected guitarist, Fally Ipupa has been revealed as the sixth member of the much-talked about growing phenomenon, ONE8. This leaves two vacant spaces to be occupied by Nigeria and Kenya, before the international top act that would join the African music supergroup to create the buzzing hit song […]

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DRC’s acclaimed sex symbol, singer, songwriter and respected guitarist, Fally Ipupa has been revealed as the sixth member of the much-talked about growing phenomenon, ONE8. This leaves two vacant spaces to be occupied by Nigeria and Kenya, before the international top act that would join the African music supergroup to create the buzzing hit song is revealed.

Fally Ipupa was born and raised as Ipupa Nsimba in Kingshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.  Like many young performers of his generation, music was not considered more than a hobby and studies were forced to take priority over the young man’s passion.

At a young age the singer started playing in various small groups on Congolese streets until he was eventually noticed by the acclaimed group Quartier Latin, who scooped him up to play guitar for them.

Over the next ten years he honed his craft under the watchful eye of his mentor, Koffi Olomide.  Fally ended up composing two of Koffi’s biggest hits, namely Eternellement on the album  Force De Frappe in 2001 and Ko Ko Ko Ko on the album Affaire d’Etat.  This fast rocketed him to the position of band composer despite his young age.

Fally, as a young star, was still curious with his musical style and craved creativity and change. His influences and creative spirit saw him dreaming of creating a new sound.  Feeling the constraints of Latin Quarter, he eventually had to break free in order to pursue a solo career.

A wise decision it was.  His first solo album was released in 2006 and Droit Chemin sold over 100 000 units, spawning the hits Droit Chemin, Liputa and Kidiamfuka.

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In 2007 Fally was acknowledged by his peers in the music industry when he won the Best Male Artist Cesaire Award and Best Artist or Group from Central Africa in the continental Kora Awards.

Fally Ipupa’s career had just started.  His silky smooth voice soon reached the hearts of many; both in DRC and internationally, due to his blend of various musical styles including soukous, ndombolo, pop and R&B.  In 2009, his album Arsenal de Belles Mélodies received much media attention and rave reviews, with hits like Chaise Electrique, a duet performed with Olivia from the group G-Unit.

That same year, he participated in the “MTV Awards Made in Africa”, where he performed his hit Bicarbonate for millions of viewers. Fally is the first Congolese artist of his generation to attempt an adventurous musical career which combines innovation and tradition. His fans and media alike have named him a prodigy who lives for his time without forgetting his roots.

It’s this creative spirit, incredible talent and youthful passion that makes him a perfect addition to the ONE8 team.

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Sarkodie endorses Guru’s UG SRC presidential bid

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Celebrated Ghanaian rapper, Michael Owusu Addo, better known as Sarkodie, has endorsed Guru’s bid for President of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Ghana. (more…)

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Telecel supports TGMA’s Music for Good Award to recognise social impact of musicians

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Charterhouse, organisers of the Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMAs), has announced Telecel Ghana as the new category sponsor of the Music for Good award. The honourary award aims to reward and amplify the positive social change made by musicians beyond their craft.

As part of its ongoing transition to Telecel Ghana, the telecoms giant is rolling out a series of rebranded initiatives including merging the Green Award into the existing Music for Good award. The winner of the Music for Good award will be revealed at the grand climax of the TGMAs on Saturday, 1st June and presented with a recognition plaque and a cheque of 20,000 Ghana cedis towards their impact project.

The Music for Good award will recognise an artiste who released a song in the year under review and went beyond their music to contribute significantly to a social cause, including but not limited to youth mentorship, health, education, economic empowerment, social development, and environmental initiatives.

The decision to merge the Green Award with the existing Music for Good award was reached to celebrate the wider contributions of musicians to their communities, shifting the sole focus from environmental efforts to the broader spectrum of social impact.

Ing. Patricia Obo-Nai, CEO of Telecel Ghana, the headline sponsor of the TGMAs indicated that supporting the Music for Good award shows the TGMAs commitment to celebrating musicians who use their influence to push for positive change and add value to the lives of people and communities. 

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We believe musicians have the talent and power to inspire, connect, change lives and communities positively. The Music for Good category will celebrate and honour musicians who go above and beyond in using their influence for the greater good,” Patricia said.

The Music for Good award will shine the spotlight on musicians who have leveraged their fame and influence for tangible impact.

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The 25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards Night is here!! Ready?

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The 25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards Night is here!! Ready?

Call it ‘Ghana Music’s Biggest Night’, ‘The Most Anticipated Event’ or ‘The Grand Convocation of Celebrities’, and you will be anything but wrong. The Ghana Music Awards, celebrating its 25th Anniversary, proudly brought to you by Telecel, will climax on 1st June, 2024 with an amazing musical show and awards presentation to deserving artistes, preceded by the glam of red carpet. Ready? 

This year’s edition will not only celebrate the 25year milestone, but also pay tribute to the people, culture, and music of Ghana. The event promises to be the most memorable yet, with performances from some of the most sort after artists on the continent, including Stonebwoy, Kuami Eugene, King Promise, Mr. Drew, Nacee, Amerado, King Paluta, Efya, Amaree, and Team Eternity.

 

The most anticipated moment of the night is the announcement of the coveted Artiste of the Year award. This prestigious accolade recognizes the artist who has made the biggest impact in the industry over the past year, adjudged by the board, academy and the general public. The competition is fierce, as musicians continue to raise the bar with their talent, creativity and ingenuity. Thirty (30) categories will be awarded throughout the evening, honoring artistes of various genres, collaborative works, and individual achievements.

Join the celebration, the glitz and glamor, the unforgettable performances and the crowning moments on Saturday, 1st of June at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre, at 7pm. Tickets are available at Charterhouse Office for Ghc500 Premium and Ghc700 VIP. Or simply dial *713*33*25#. For VVIP Tickets call 0501288520. Alternatively catch the experience, live on TV3 at 8pm and on YouTube – Charterhouse Live. 

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The 25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards is powered by Charterhouse, with support from TV3, Guinness, Captain Morgan, Closeup, British Council, our media partners and proudly brought to you by Telecel, connecting energies!

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Kwesi Amewuga Wins TGMA Unsung Artiste Of The Year

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Ahead of the most prestigious music awards scheme in Ghana, Telecel Ghana Music Awards 2024(TGMA) slated for  1st June, Kwesi Amewuga has been announced winner of the Unsung initiative. (more…)

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I have no regrets blocking Davido – Medikal

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Famed Ghanaian artiste, Medikal, born Samuel Adu Frimpong has asserted that he has no regrets blocking Nigeria’s Afrobeats singer-songwriter, Davido on social media. (more…)

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Blogger John Claude Tamakloe dies in car crash involving KK Fosu and KayBlez

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Highlife musicians KK Fosu and KayBlez were involved in a fatal car crash on the Accra-Apam highway on May 25, 2024. (more…)

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