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Ghana Has Four Musicians That Can Easily Win Grammy Awards But They Lack Direction – Kiki Banson

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Music Executive And Public Relation expert, Kiki Banson, has shared light on the music structure in Ghana, milking the best from it in the long term. The recent heightening conversation regarding Ghanaian musicians gaining the needed international nods became more prevalent after the 2021 Grammy Awards.

 

Ghana didn’t get the nod, hence no awards, but Nigerians led the pack and represented Africa at the apogee of all music award shows in the world. Burna Boy lifted an award for Best Global Music Album with Twice As Tall, Wizkid also picked one for Best Music Videowith Brown Skin Girl by Beyoncé featuring the Made In Lagos album publisher, Blue Ivy, and SAINt JHN.

 

Kiki Banson revealed in an interview that, Ghana has abundant talents, however, the contributing problem to the fall in worldwide acceptance of their works is; lack of direction. And, it can be prevented or solved when the entire Ghana music industry undergoes surgical restructuring with a collective plan to accelerate at the same pace. Even though that process is time-consuming, it will definitely yield results in the long term.  All these can be done with the use of free modern technologies and tools including streaming services, social media and a host of others.

 

He believed Burna Boy’s sound is unique, and the world shifted towards and hailed him because of the authenticity, his evolution is based on the works of the legendary Fela Kuti. Hence, he will be in the music business for a long time, the shocking part was, Banson predicted twelve years ago that an artist from Nigeria will win the Grammy Award, which has come to fruition with Burna Boy’s win. As to whether Ghana can win the award soon or in the future, Banson revealed that there’re four musicians in Ghana now who can lift Grammy Awards for the country, the only hindrance on their way is direction and re-engineering of Highlife music to suite current listener’s demand.

 

Watch the full interview with Kiki Banson below:

 

Ghana first got recognition at the Grammy Award show in 2018 when UK’s pop star Ed Sheeran won the Best Pop Vocal Album with Divide, the full body of work had a song called Bibia Be Ye Yie featuring Fuse ODG – produced by Killbeatz. In 2020, Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni was nominated in the Best Reggae Album category with Branches of the Same Tree.

 

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Abass Sariki honors Jorley hitmaker with Expensive Cuban link chain

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Ahead of the Rebel Explosion concert slated for December 18th, Ghanaian Youth President and entrepreneur Giwa Sariki, popularly known as Abass Sariki on a courtesy visit have gifted Ghanaian versatile Afro-Fusion singer, Rebel an expensive “Cuban link Icedout chain”.

According to the highly respected young entrepreneur, his gift to the talented singer is to officially endorse him into the Giwa family. He, therefore, pledged his unflinching support to the young talented artist who is poised to take over the music scene.

In a brief meeting, the well-acclaimed entrepreneur seized the moment to advise the youth to be positive in their thinking and also desist from violence.

He further mentioned that the key to success and peaceful life is God, Money, and Love therefore the youth should channel their productive energy to live a positive and impactful life.

Known in showbiz circles as Rebel, Eric Kuuku Nyamekye Kyeremanten is a Ghanaian Afro-Fusion Star and Songwriter who is bent on leaving a mark on the music radar.

The jorley crooner later this year is set to climax the year with a concert and an EP launch dubbed Rebel Explosion which features artists such as Real Apaatse, Offei T-Bag among others at the Royal Majesty hotel.

Known for his energetic stage presence, the jorley hitmaker who is known for songs like Maamli, Naadu, Medusa, etc” over the years has garnered massive attention and support from fans which have led to the formation of the Rebel Life Movement is well-positioned for exploits in the coming years.

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Ini Edo Has Just Created A Big Problem For An Innocent Child – Waterz Yidana

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Waterz Yidana, a Ghanaian Award Winning Writer has said that “Ini Edo HAS JUST CREATED A BIG PROBLEM FOR AN INNOCENT CHILD”…..

“I like Ini Edo very much. If for nothing at all, I enjoyed watching her movies when I was growing up as a teenager.

She is a very beautiful woman. And she is talented as well and interpreted her movie roles beyond perfection, hence my likeness for her…..

I often won’t comment on the lifestyles of many Nigerian and Ghanaian celebrities because I feel they’ve every right to live as they please once they are not breaking any public laws or posing as enemies of the state…

But I am commenting on this particular issue because I saw so many of our youth praising her online for the wrong reason.

Read Also: Ini Edo welcomes baby girl via surrogacy

So to educate them, I have to explain certain things to them so they do not repeat such a big mistake like Ini Edo has just done…

I read in the news today that she (Ini Edo) has birthed a baby girl through surrogacy and she is very happy about that. Well, I am happy for her too as a fan…

Congratulations to her. But she committed a blunder I will like to point out to her….

I understand the plight of women who have tried everything possible to have their own children but cannot. It’s depressing and soul-crushing.

I always sympathize with them and encourage our men to treat such women with so much kindness because they need it to keep them truly alive.

To be barren in Africa is not easy. People will judge you from left and right without knowing how you truly feel as a woman who wants your own child or children.

Some of these women with such problems , in their quest to get a child by all means, try different things including surrogacy, especially those of them who are privileged or quite okay in life…

It’s not a bad thing to have a child through surrogacy if you’ve problems with your reproductive system or having an issue getting pregnant or, in a case where getting pregnant and giving birth poses a threat to your health…

But my only problem is that Ini Edo has created a big problem for this innocent baby when she grows up to understand how things work in life…

Of course, Ini Edo deserves to be happy, but let’s not forget that the innocent child deserves to be happy too, in the future when she grows up to understand what’s happening around her….

She birthing the baby through surrogacy is not the problem as I keep saying,

but her decision of using a random or an anonymous “donor sperm” is my problem with her. Yes, the Eggs are hers and so genetically the baby is her blood.

But who is the baby’s father? Where is he? From which family background? Is he a Ghanaian, Nigerian or a South African? What is his identity?

Who is her surrogate mother? Where is she? The woman that suffered to carry her nine months in her womb!…

These are very relevant questions Ini Edo and her friends might be overlooking, but this innocent child will ask these same questions some day when she needs fatherly love and care.

This baby will go through a lot of psychological problems and mental tortures looking for who her father is and the woman that carried her for nine months in her womb.

Do you think that it is easy to live without knowing your father in an African society?

If you grow up as a child and ask about your father, and you’re told that he’s dead, you’ll understand because you’ll see his pictures and his family…

But for Ini Edo to tell the child that “I don’t know your father. ‘It was an anonymous “donor sperm” with my egg that another woman carried for nine months for me’, will make the child the most miserable person on earth. She may even commit suicide if she is not strong emotionally….

Worse of it all, is if Ini Edo doesn’t live long enough to see this child grow up as an adult. Who will be her family? Ini Edo’s brothers and sisters? Too bad….

It’s not the best to have a child through surrogacy with a random or an anonymous “donor sperm”….

Ini Edo could’ve made her boyfriend or any man she admires donate his sperm for this baby since she’s not ready for marriage.

But to say that she doesn’t want any “baby daddy drama” that’s why she chose a random “donor sperm” is only showing her level of selfishness or childishness….

She doesn’t truly care about how the baby will feel when she grows up…..

She just cares about having a baby to please the society or to prove a useless point to people who don’t like her or people she doesn’t like. Too bad. I pity the innocent baby…

Other women who may want to have children this way should do with a man they like so that the child can also have and know their father….

It’s a great thing to have a father. And everyone deserves one…”

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Court dismisses Akuapem Poloo’s appeal, orders her to continue jail term

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The High Court in Accra has dismissed an appeal filed by Rosemond Alade Brown a.k.a. Akuapem Poloo which sought to challenge the 90-day jail term handed to her by the Accra Circuit Court on April 16 this year. (more…)

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Click Huus reveals why he quit music to pursue business and why he is back

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Click Huus is a notable hip pop drill artiste enthused with the passion of music with a decade esperience within the music arena.

He did his first record in 2009 but due to lack of resource base, he quit to enter into business but still kept the passion growing by exploring business avenues and learning more on the music business from afar.

Last year he officially bounced back after a lay off in 2009 with a debut Eye Red and other songs followed such as Ma Sparki that featured Kofi Mole and Yaw Tog, Begye, Meti Bom and other popular free style songs within the streets of Kumasi.

 

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He dropped his latest my style that tends to talk about he as an individual, his line and focus of work that has inspired most youth within his community and tells the story of his sense of uniqueness in his content, voice, video concept and how he embraces the streets (lifestyle, hustle ).

In a recent interview with ghpage and Zion felix he raises some sensitive remarks on issues of upcoming acts and the non support base, why musicians should indulge in active business and his personal lifestyle too

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NPP Members of Parliament approve 2022 budget

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Ghana’s Parliament occupied by only the NPP Majority on Tuesday, November 30, approved the 2022 budget statement.

The First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, who sat in for the Speaker said on Tuesday that “The House has adopted the Financial statement and approved the budget statement for the ensuring year ending 31st December 2021.”

“This House has approved the budget and economic statement,” he noted.

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Opinion: The New Lyrical Voice In Ghanaian Dancehall – Aligata

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It’s that time of the year that every artiste across the globe is dropping bangers to feed their fans as they gear up for the yuletide festivities.. The Ghanaian music scene is no exception…

As a music promoter and fanatic, I chanced on one Dancehall artiste who goes by the name “ALIGATA” on YouTube with a Dancehall freestyle titled “CHOP CHOP”…

First few minutes into playing and re-playing the easy but hot freestyle video, I thought I was listening to a hot Dancehall kid from somewhere Jamaica but NO!!!

This Aligata kid happens to be a homegrown Dancehall lyricist who keeps dropping classic records back to back like its nobody’s business…

As curious as I was, I copied his Instagram handle(@1aligata) just to catch a vibe with him and let him know how big a fan I am of what he does…

Via our lengthy fun filled conversation on Instagram, I got to realise how prolific he was and how unbothered he was and most importantly how non-desperate he was…

He said “boss you see this music thing, it’s something that’s meant to be enjoyed first and foremost by me the artiste. That energy always transmits itself to neutral listeners all the time. I’m not in a rush for anything because I get my props from the top of the toppest worldwide by the grace of God. Anybody who has taken time off to listen to me feels so happy that there is this stupid boy somewhere in Ghana called Aligata who is a fluke LOL. Most of the vibes I drop is just to test the waters and at the right time and with the right resources, we will start major promotions like any other artiste these industry people compare to are doing. For now I’m just enjoying my journey and perfecting my hustle…”

One thing that got me glued to his vibes is the big heart he has for other talented artistes he comes across by doing a lot of ‘behind the scene’ work while he waits patiently to explode organically…

He said “boss there are other things that gives me even more joy than even putting out music and freestyles. Yes my music gives me top ratings from certain influential industry peeps in Ghana, Jamaica, UK, USA, other African countries, Europe and pockets around the world which I’m grateful for. But not every ‘LINK’ that comes through has to be used immediately. My showbiz lifestyle goes beyond just creating and releasing music. God has blessed me with some of the dopest artistes who believe in my capabilities and have entrusted parts of their music journey into my care. So definitely the links must be passed on so the whole family grow bigger. It’s a family culture. They also do same for me as artiste friends. Just know we rise by lifting others and no man is an island l…” he concluded

Aligata is one Dancehall act that we must really pay attention to to spice up the variety we have already…

I want to share with you this bad hardcore dancehall official freestyle video dubbed ‘CHOP CHOP’…

Kindly check it out and support him if you can…

 

His social media handles are 👇🏽
Facebook: @1aligata
Instagram: @1aligata
Twitter: @1aligata
Tik Tok: @1aligata

Audiomack: https://audiomack.com/aligata
Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/AligataApp

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