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Gospel Singer, P. O. Kwabena Donkor Changes His Stage Name To KDM

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Known by many as a passionate and dedicated gospel musician, P. O. Kwabena Donkor as he was formerly known in the music industry has rebranded and will be known as KDM. A name he says will match up with the new level of greatness and energy he is bringing on board. KDM who has an enviable fan base across the country and Western Region specifically is bent on ensuring that his ministry lives up to the test of time. This he believes is important if the propagation of the gospel is to reach the younger generation.
It is worth noting that the prefix to his former name P. O (Petty Officer class 1) is a representation of his rank in the navy thus, his birth name is Kwabena Donkor.

The gospel musician who doubles as a military personnel with the Western Naval Command of the Ghana Navy(Takoradi) has made it clear that his rebranding has been necessitated due to the fact that his ministry will inculcate urban gospel music and Philanthropic activities across the country, thereby doing more than just Adventist gospel. Thus, there is a need to ensure a branding that is perpetual and evolving. To further paint the picture crystal, he used the scenario of Abram who became Abraham to explain that his rebranding and change of name is for better and greater things for God through outstanding gospel music.

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KDM already has to his credit two albums and seven singles which feature some of Ghanaian celebrated gospel artists like Joyce Blessing. ‘Kaykeyre no’ and ‘Me nim wo’ are the names of his two adored albums. He has equally performed at various prestigious programs across the country. The diligent musician equally has to his name several awards, recent among them is the just ended Rooftop pub(NKZ music) award which recognized him as the gospel artiste of the year, songwriter of the year 2021 and he equally won the gospel song of the year.

The works of KDM over the last 6years are evidence of the fact that he is outstandingly talented, hardworking and passionate.
On several occasions, he has laid emphasis on the need to be dedicated, passionate and focused in life. Obviously, he does take his own advice into consideration.

Speaking with GhanaNdwom on his rebranding and name change, the hard-working gospel musician said,
“Our heavenly Father is the God of life, the One who can resurrect what is dead. He is also the one who changes destinies. As children of God, we no longer have to bear the scars of the past, we can look to the future with hope.

Nowadays we do not really identify with the meaning of our names. Most of the time, our parents chose our name because it sounded nice with our last name, or because they wanted to honor one of our ancestors. But in the Old Testament, names were bearers of the person’s identity. This is why God took care to change the name of Abram (high father) to Abraham (father of multitudes) after promising him a lot of descendants (Genesis 17:5). His wife also had her name changed from Sarai (quarrelsome) to Sara (Princess) (Genesis 17:15). In the New Testament, Jesus changed the name of Simon (who hears) to that of Cephas (which means stone) (John 1:42). He went from the guy who gets told what to do to the one that is so strong in his convictions that he can hold the whole church!”

When next you see the anointed musician on stage, remember it’s now KDM.

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Snoop Dogg and Steve Aoki Present New Group Alpha Doggz, Debut Collab EP ‘Da Da’

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West Coast rap legend Snoop Dogg and EDM pioneer Steve Aoki have teamed up to create a new duo Alpha Doggz and are announcing their debut EP titled ‘Da Da.’ The project is slated for release on May 23 exclusively on blockchain-based Gala Music and in partnership with seminal hip hop label Death Row Records.

 

Available today, Gala Music x Snoop Stash Box holders and the A0K1VERSE will each receive their own exclusive free song from the heavyweight duo–“Super Freak” ft. October London and “Holy Grail,” respectively. This coming Monday, May 23, the final three tracks from the EP will be available to the public: “Da Da,” “Girls” and “How I Do It.”

 

Each track off the new EP features the rap and EDM luminaries at their creative best; “Da Da” and “Holy Grail” are classic Steve Aoki club bangers, while “Girls” and “How I Do It” evoke Snoop’s unmistakable laid back groove. On “Super Freak,” old-soul singer/songwriter October London adds an intriguing jazzy layer to Alpha Doggz’ electric sound. Overall, Alpha Doggz represents the perfect marriage between Snoop Dogg and Aoki’s distinctive and addictive MOs.

 

This genre-spanning project is the first of many for Gala Music, which officially launched in February 2022. Gala has already partnered with internationally recognized artists across genres, including Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki and Kings of Leon, to bolster new music releases and decentralize the world of music streaming.

 

In February, Snoop Dogg made headlines after acquiring Death Row Records and its catalog. During a Gala Music-hosted AMA with Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg remarked that Gala Music will be the exclusive place that Death Row lives in the Metaverse.

 

We plan on giving people access to buying and trading some of these classic songs, classic records that were the foundation of Death Row,” Snoop Dogg said during the AMA. “We [also] plan on bringing great music and great artists [to the label]. This is what Death Row is all about, trying to expand and take it to new regions.”

 

This upcoming NFT EP drop furthers both Aoki and Snoop Dogg’s ambition to leverage the Metaverse and spark a revolution in the music business by transferring power back to artists and away from traditional labels. For Gala Music, this release is an exciting step towards bringing decentralized music to the masses, providing the opportunity to expand the company’s reach across different genres by bringing these two major artists and Web3 pioneers together.

 

Full ‘Alpha Doggz’ track list:

  1. Holy Grail
  2. Da Da
  3. Girls
  4. How I Do This
  5. Super Freak ft. October London

 

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Coded blames 4×4 breakup on pressure from Shatta Wale to release hit songs

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Member of defunct 4×4 music group, Coded has finally revealed the reason why they decided to go their separate ways.

According to Coded, the group decided to go solo at the time where Shatta Wale was putting every artiste in the country on their toes.

Coded states that the pressure from Shatta Wale to release hit song after hit song prompted the group to go solo so they can match up to the “Dancehall King.”

“I think it would basically be the fact that was the era where a lot of singles were coming from Shatta Wale…that was the era where he was releasing countless hit records, like he would release a song today, give it max two weeks, he would release another song. So, that was putting a lot of musicians on their toes. You’re working but you are not working enough. You need to work harder, meet up to that level. And its good when it’s healthy competition so we decided that we need to do our solo projects so when we add it to the group projects,” he revealed in a recent interview.

4×4, the three man group — made up of Captain Planet, Fresh Prince and Coded — have been releasing only solo projects the past couple years.

Coded had stated in previous interviews that the decision to go solo was done collectively by the group after Fresh Prince brought the idea but at the time he wasn’t on board with it.

Although the group has not released any projects together and have fueled break up rumors, the leader of the group, Captain Planet insists they have not broken up.

“I am not happy myself hearing and reading comments from social media that we have broken up. I know that our fans expect us to be everywhere like we used to be but in life when you keep doing the same things over and over again, people become fed-up with you,” he told Graphic Showbiz in 2017.

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Captain Planet rubbishes Coded’s claims over why 4×4 went solo

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Member of defunct 4×4 music group, Captain Planet has rubbished claims by former group member, Coded that the reason they went solo was because of Shatta Wale.

Earlier today, Coded had revealed in an interview that the reason the group decided to go solo was because of pressure from Shatta Wale to release hit songs.

“I think it would basically be the fact that was the era where a lot of singles were coming from Shatta Wale…that was the era where he was releasing countless hit records, like he would release a song today, give it max two weeks, he would release another song. So, that was putting a lot of musicians on their toes. You’re working but you are not working enough. You need to work harder, meet up to that level. And its good when it’s healthy competition so we decided that we need to do our solo projects so when we add it to the group projects,”Coded revealed in the interview.

The interview has since gone viral and captured a lot of reactions. However, Captain Planet has shut down Coded’s claims stating that he does not know where they are coming from.

“Stop that rubbish it’s never true. I dnt know exactly what coded was trying to explain. May be he was talking for himself the reason he started doing his solo project . I showed the video to fresh prince this morning he was even laughing his lungs out,” Captain Planet reacted on Twitter.

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“Pepper Dem Ministries” welcomes Nana Aba Anamoah to the “bitter side” over recent comments

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Some members of popular feminist group in Ghana, “Pepper Dem Ministries”, have called out ace-broadcaster Nana Aba Anamoah over recent comments she made about taking up traditional roles at home. (more…)

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Watch: Aisha Modi show of her post-surgery banging body on social media

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Aisha Modi has returned to social media by showing off her newly acquired body. (more…)

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KOD returns to Radio Gold after 7 years with ‘Feel Good Friday’

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Ghanaian broadcaster, Kofi Okyere Darko popularly known as KOD is set to return to Radio Gold. (more…)

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