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Francis Onah Takes Listeners on an Exciting Journey Through His African Roots in a Newly Released Single

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Francis Onah is a renowned jazz musician, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and singer. He has an impressive portfolio, playing with many bands at various jazz festivals around the world.  Onah originally began playing the trumpet at only 16, then picked up the saxophone and learned the rudiment in only five days at the age of 24. His musical style can be described as Jazz, Highlife, and Contemporary World Music.

Onah’s new single, however, leans more into his African roots. Francis Onah was born in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, Africa. The single titled “Iripia” was inspired by his cultural heritage with sounds that tells stories of the region, with a global resonance. The album still follows his musical philosophy that ‘less is more’ as a soul-winner with his melody.

“Iripia” is only the first single to be released from his new album, Ogoja City. A second single, titled “Alamu”, will release on the last weekend of June. The remainder of the album will release later this summer, on August 31st, 2020.

The album takes listeners on an exciting journey through Onah’s African roots.  The entire album is full of meaning, primarily of the appreciation that Onah has for his home and cultural heritage. He wanted the album to showcase Ogoja City to the world. The song “Iripia” was specifically inspired by a survival story, while “Alamu” was inspired by the story of a kid who was bullied/ oppressed, but now doing well for himself, and yet still humble and down to earth.

Onah says, “I am obsessed to introduce Africa to the world from a metaphysical stance.” He adds, “Music melody heals my soul in a spiritual way. Don’t naturalize spiritual things and spiritualize natural things, music is spiritual.”

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Francis Onah-Adie is a renowned jazz musician, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and singer. He was born in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, Africa. Francis Onah’s musical journey started at the early age of 16, and he bought his first trumpet at the age of 19. Onah later picked up the saxophone at the age of 24, learned the rudiment in five days, and performed with the saxophone on the sixth day at a concert organized by Alliance Française de Lagos.

Onah has performed with a lot of bands and had the opportunity to tour on a global stage with Femi Kuti and the Positive Force Band, and performed at various Jazz Festivals around the world. As a result of all these experiences, Onah began to develop his style, leaning towards his African root and the result we see in his debut single, released in April 2020, and was titled “Iripia”. The single is now available on all streaming platforms. Stay tuned as Onah is working on getting his album out soon.

Follow Francis Onah on Instagram at @onahofficial

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Chef Faila’s cook-a-thon attempt unsuccessful

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In a culinary spectacle that captured the attention of food enthusiasts in Ghana and worldwide, Ghana’s Chef Faila’s bid for the longest cooking marathon has taken an unexpected turn as the Guinness World Records (GWR) committee has disqualify her attempt. (more…)

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JAMBO Spaces and FTF Ghana launch Click4Change to empower Underprivileged Children in Labadi

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In a transformative initiative poised to make a lasting impact, On Saturday 2nd March, Jambo Spaces proudly launched Click4Change, a FREE digital skills training and public speaking program for underprivileged children in the vibrant Labadi community. In partnership with FTF Ghana, a dedicated NGO committed to nurturing the potential of young minds, Click4Change marks a significant step towards empowering the next generation with essential skills and confidence.


For the first cohort which will last a month,  Click4change is starting off with 20 children from La Wireless and La Nativity schools. Igniting a beacon of hope and opportunity in the lives of these bright-eyed eager learners, Click4Change is taking these children beneficiaries on a journey of discovery, delving into courses covering Microsoft Office tools, Google Work tools, and the art of public speaking. More than just technical skills, Click4Change aims to shape the thought process of these budding minds, equipping them with the digital fluency needed to thrive in the modern world.


The impact of Click4Change extends far beyond the classroom walls, as it fosters a sense of belonging, confidence, and self-belief among the children. Witnessing their newfound abilities to translate thoughts into digital creations fills the air with palpable excitement and joy, as dreams begin to take flight on the wings of possibility. But Click4Change is not a journey embarked upon alone. Significant to the partnership is FTF Ghana, who works closely with the schools to facilitate the selection of the children and is supporting the initiative with volunteer tutors. Not forgetting the unwavering support of other compassionate partners, this initiative has blossomed into a beacon of hope for the Labadi community. KFC, Twellium Industries, Nu Lambda Sigma, MyRunway Group, and Valerie Cares have joined hands with Jambo Spaces, providing meals, refreshments, stationery supplies, and transportation for the children, ensuring that no obstacle stands in the way of their pursuit of knowledge and empowerment.


“We envision a future where every child in the Labadi community has access to the transformative power of education and technology” Bernard Sokpe, Co-founder of Jambo Spaces said. He continued by saying “ Plans are underway to establish a dedicated Click4Change computer lab for the children to continue their learning journey long after the program concludes”. To ensure CLick4Change grows beyond this first edition, Jambo Spaces extends a heartfelt call to volunteers who want to support this initiative in any way by reaching out to info@jambospaces.com.

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Bullhaus Entertainment releases maiden album, “Horns Up”

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Music in the West African landscape has greatly felt a huge transformation in recent times. Ghanaian based label owned by Lawrence Asiamah Hanson popularly known as Bullgod, have released their much awaited album.

 

Their founder and CEO, Bullgod took to his social media pages to announce the release of the project with a trailer few days ago. In the post, he captioned the trailer with anticipation which led to much eagerness from his followers. In the early hours of Friday 1st March, the official artwork of the album was released to officially announce the release.

 

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This body of work turns out to be the maiden album of the record label. It is a twenty track album which features their signed artiste Vanilla and top musicians such as Tinny, Fameye, Medikal, Kwabena Kwabena, Captain Planet 4X4 and Kelvynboy. As a well curated collective, the “Horns Up” album consists of an array of diverse music genres for consumption. It is crafted for the good listening pleasure for all music lovers around the globe.

 

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Genius Selection, Ubeatz, David Bolton, Mr Herry, Gigzbeatz and Linkinbeats contributed to the production of this project.

 

Tap the link below to stream “Horns Up” on all digital streaming platforms.

https://found.ee/HornsUp_Bullhaus

Article By: Kobby Loam of Loam Entertainment

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Nollywood legend Mr Ibu Passes On

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News reaching Ameyaw Debrah Media is that Renowned Nollywood actor, John Okafor, well known in showbiz as Mr Ibu has passed on to glory (more…)

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GHANAIAN SENSATION ONYANSAPOW BOWAANOPOW RELEASES LATEST SINGLE “CONTENTMENT”

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Onyansapow Bowaanopow, is set to dazzle fans with his newest single titled “Contentment.” Known for his unique fusion of highlife, Afrobeat, and contemporary sounds, Onyansapow Bowaanopow continues to make waves with his captivating melodies and profound lyrics.

“Contentment” encapsulates the essence of joy and fulfillment in simplicity. Through its infectious rhythms and heartfelt vocals, the single resonates with listeners on a deeply personal level, reminding them of the beauty found in life’s simplest pleasures.

Reflecting on the inspiration behind the single, Onyansapow Bowaanopow shared, ” ‘Contentment’ is a reflection of my personal journey towards finding peace and happiness in the midst of life’s challenges. Through this song, I hope to inspire others to embrace contentment as a way of life and find joy in the little things.”

“Contentment” is now available on all major streaming platforms, inviting fans to embark on a musical journey of self-discovery and inner peace. Onyansapow Bowaanopow’s latest release is poised to capture the hearts of audiences worldwide and solidify his reputation as one of Ghana’s most promising talents.

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I missed a Hollywood opportunity because I’m not gay – Prince David Osei

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Ghanaian actor and movie director, Prince David Osei has detailed reasons behind his decision to steer clear of Hollywood opportunities.
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