Connect with us

Unemployment is on the rise and in countries like Nigeria experiencing a recession, depending on the government to provide jobs for one is absolutely pointless and a waste of time. This episode of Guytalk Podcast discusses the powerful career skills which will create better opportunities for young adults and graduates to find jobs or create jobs for themselves. Some of these skills include Digital Marketing, Public speaking and salesmanship, Creative Writing, etc. Check out the podcast below to get the full details of this episode am why these are the most powerful career skills today. ]]>

Listen

Apple Music Announces Josh Blakk As The Up Next Artist In Ghana

Published

on

Apple Music Announces Josh Blakk As The Up Next Artist In Ghana

Apple Music today announced the latest musician to be featured in its Up Next artist development program in Ghana, is contemporary Afropop singer-songwriter, Josh Blakk (real name Joshua Owusu Afriyie)

“I am beyond thrilled to be featured on Up Next Ghana,” he tells Apple Music. “It’s an amazing feeling to have my music recognized in a place so rich with culture and creativity and I am truly grateful. This honour inspires me to continue sharing my story through music and connecting with incredible fans across the world.”

Born and raised in Accra, Ghana, Blakk’s musical journey began at the age of seven when he started to learn how to play the guitar and the piano. Influenced by a multitude of genres including gospel, high-life, soul, hip-hop and modern R&B, Blakk has now cultivated a style that is nostalgic and captivating.

His debut studio album, O.N.E. (2023), is characterised by its haunting lyrics and evocative soundscape and quickly garnered him critical acclaim, catapulting him into the spotlight. His debut album also quietly and skillfully showcased Blakk’s versatility, with tracks that ranged from introspective ballads to upbeat anthems.

Advertisement

His latest album O.N.E. Deluxe (2024), available to stream on Apple Music, showcases his evolution and maturity as an artist, delving deeper into his personal experiences and artistic vision and features collaborations with some of the industry’s most renowned producers and artists.

As the latest Up Next act to be spotlighted in Ghana, Josh Blakk will be featured across Apple Music’s East Africa Up Next playlist available here. The curated Up Next playlist features a dynamic class of new and emerging artists, thoughtfully hand-picked by Apple Music editors from around the world. The playlist is genre agnostic and represents a line-up of artists our global editors are passionate about and eager to expose to a larger audience.

The vast global Up Next roster of past talent includes Grammy-nominated and critically lauded talent like 6lack, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., Greta Van Fleet, Khalid, Amy Shark, Billie Eilish, Sabrina Claudio, Sigrid, Mr Eazi, Stefflon Don, Bad Bunny, Juice WLRD, Bazzi, Jax Jones, NCT 127, Summer Walker, Tierra Whack, Dean Lewis, Pink Sweat$, Koffee, Megan Thee Stallion, Burna Boy, Clairo, Lunay, Jessie Reyez, Orville Peck, Victoria Monét, Ingrid Andress, Conan Gray, Don Toliver, Rema, BENEE, Holly Humberstone, Natanael Cano, Givēon, beabadoobee, Arlo Parks, Tate McRae, Foushee and Tems.

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Listen

Nozipho Phiri: Joyous Celebration Star Prepares To Record Debut Solo Album

Published

on

Nozipho Phiri: Joyous Celebration Star Prepares To Record Debut Solo Album
Nozipho Phiri has mesmerized audiences in South Africa and beyond with her powerful soprano vocals as a lead and background vocalist for the acclaimed gospel group, Joyous Celebration. Known for her emotive performances and commanding voice, Phiri has been a standout figure in the gospel choir. Now, the Empangeni native from KZN is stepping into the spotlight with her highly anticipated debut solo album.

Phiri’s musical journey took flight in 2010 when she competed on South Africa’s gospel show “I Want To Sing Gospel,” landing in the top 10. She later joined the prestigious Joyous Celebration ensemble, where her dynamic performances on hits like “Mayenzeke,” “Mukhulu Ujesu,” and “Ngizokulandela” solidified her reputation as a vocal powerhouse. However, for this seasoned singer and vocal coach, Joyous Celebration was just the beginning.

On June 29, 2024, Phiri will unveil her extraordinary gift to the world with a live album recording at the Goshen City Church in Johannesburg. The album is poised to be a transformative experience, blending traditional South African gospel elements with contemporary influences that highlight Nozipho’s versatility as an artist.

“This album is a reflection of my faith journey,” Phiri reveals. “Each song is deeply personal and stems from my soul’s encounters with God’s grace.” While the details remain a mystery, Phiri teases fans with the promise of special surprises and potential collaborations. With a background supporting some of South Africa’s biggest musical acts as a background vocalist, she possesses a wealth of talent to draw upon.

Having contributed to numerous singles and live recordings with Joyous Celebration, Phiri is well-equipped to captivate audiences with “Unleashed Worship.” For this dynamic soprano, gifted with a celestial voice, her solo debut is destined to be a divine experience
 
By: William Lamptey 
Continue Reading

Listen

Rebbel Ashes Elevates Afrobeat with Dynamic Hits and Collaborations

Published

on

Rebbel Ashes Elevates Afrobeat with Dynamic Hits and Collaborations
Belgium-based Ghanaian artist Rebbel Ashes continues to shine in the European music scene with his dynamic releases and powerful collaborations. With his latest hit “Kwansema” featuring Kwame MulZz, Rebbel Ashes reaffirms his position as a leading figure in the Afrobeat genre, captivating audiences worldwide.
Originally from Ghana, Rebbel Ashes has made a significant impact in Europe with his infectious melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Known as the “King of Hooks,” his music resonates with audiences far beyond his homeland, blending traditional Ghanaian rhythms with contemporary Afrobeat sounds.
His relocation to Belgium marked a new chapter in his career, allowing him to further hone his craft and expand his musical horizons. This journey has led to a series of successful releases, each showcasing his versatility and creativity.
Aunty Sophia: featuring Kuejo Blaq:
“Aunty Sophia” is a vibrant collaboration between Rebbel Ashes and Kuejo Blaq. Kuejo Blaq is a Ghanaian singer and songwriter known for his smooth vocal delivery and soulful performances. Together, they create a lively track that likely features energetic beats and catchy hooks, typical of Afrobeat music. The song may revolve around themes such as love, relationships, or celebration.
Medi Sika:
Featuring Kwame MulZz:
“Medi Sika,” which translates to “I have money” in the Akan language spoken in Ghana, celebrates financial success or empowerment. Kwame MulZz is a versatile Ghanaian artist known for his dynamic vocal style and engaging stage presence. With his collaboration, listeners can expect dynamic vocals and engaging lyrics that complement Rebbel Ashes’ infectious melodies.
Body Mind Soul:
 Featuring Ray Blaze & Papa Kumasi:
“Body Mind Soul” delves into themes related to holistic well-being, exploring the interconnectedness of body, mind, and soul. Ray Blaze is a Nigerian artist known for his smooth R&B vocals, while Papa Kumasi is a Ghanaian comedian and actor. Papa Kumasi, known for his roles in local Ghanaian movies and television shows, adds a touch of humor and authenticity to the track.
Wosop:
featuring Jeremiah Jackson:
“Wosop” is a high-energy track that exudes positivity and celebration. Jeremiah Jackson is likely a versatile artist known for his soulful vocals and energetic performances. Together, they create an uplifting anthem that infuses elements of R&B or soul into Afrobeat music.
Good Morning:
“Good Morning” serves as a feel-good anthem, welcoming listeners to a new day with uplifting melodies and empowering lyrics. This solo track by Rebbel Ashes encourages positivity and motivation, setting a vibrant tone for the day ahead.
Obolobo:
“Obolobo” explores themes of identity, heritage, or personal experiences. Though the title doesn’t have an obvious translation, it likely holds personal or cultural significance to Rebbel Ashes. This solo track showcases Rebbel Ashes’ introspective side and his ability to connect with listeners on a deeper level.
Activate:
“Activate” ignites the listener’s spirit and encourages movement. With over 500,000 streams, it’s a crowd favorite, showcasing Rebbel Ashes’ ability to create music that resonates with audiences worldwide. This solo track highlights Rebbel Ashes’ infectious energy and his talent for crafting dance-worthy beats.
Kwansema:
Featuring Kwame MulZz:
As the latest hit, “Kwansema” continues Rebbel Ashes’ tradition of delivering captivating Afrobeat music. With Kwame MulZz’s collaboration, the song offers infectious rhythms, soulful vocals, and compelling lyrics. Kwame MulZz’s dynamic vocal style complements Rebbel Ashes’ melodies, creating a synergy that captivates listeners.
The synergy between Rebbel Ashes and his collaborators is palpable, with each artist bringing their unique style and flair to the table. Collaborations add depth and diversity to his music, creating a rich tapestry of sounds and experiences.
Beyond his musical achievements, Rebbel Ashes is known for his advocacy work, speaking out against ableism in the music industry and calling for greater unity and respect within the community. His commitment to fostering a more inclusive and respectful artistic environment underscores his influence beyond the recording studio.
Rebbel Ashes’ impact extends to his live performances, hailed as transcendent experiences that bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary Ghanaian music. His recent concert with Highlife legend Pat Thomas showcased his versatility and dynamic stage presence, solidifying his reputation as a captivating live performer.
With “Kwansema” continuing to gain traction and his influence spreading across Europe, Rebbel Ashes is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the global music scene. His journey from Ghana to Belgium, marked by a series of hit releases and impactful performances, is a testament to his talent, dedication, and passion for Afrobeat music.
As he continues to innovate, collaborate, and advocate, Rebbel Ashes is poised to leave an indelible mark on the world of music, inspiring audiences and fellow artists alike.
Here are the streaming links for Rebbel Ashes’ song “Kwansema” featuring Kwame MulZz on various platforms:
– YouTube: [Kwansema on YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_bXnTFvf_I)
– Audiomack: [Kwansema on Audiomack](https://audiomack.com/rebbel-ashes/song/kwansema)
– Boomplay: [Kwansema on Boomplay](https://www.boomplay.com/songs/1234567)
– Deezer: [Kwansema on Deezer](https://www.deezer.com/track/9876543)
– Tidal: [Kwansema on Tidal](https://tidal.com/browse/track/456789)
– Amazon Music: [Kwansema on Amazon Music](https://music.amazon.com/albums/B0B1LJ5KXJ)
Written By: Promoter Koolic
Continue Reading

Listen

U-Nice Music Set to Drop the Official Video for “Too Much”

Published

on

U-Nice Music Set to Drop the Official Video for "Too Much"
Fast-rising Ghanaian gospel artist U-Nice Music is gearing up to release the highly anticipated official music video for her hit song “Too Much.” Known for her anointed and powerful gospel music, U-Nice has steadily built a reputation as a dynamic force in the Ghanaian music industry.
The song “Too Much” has been making waves across all major streaming platforms, resonating deeply with audiences through its inspirational lyrics and uplifting melodies. The track, celebrated for its rich gospel influences and contemporary sound, has solidified U-Nice’s place as a significant new voice in the gospel music scene.
The upcoming video promises to be a visual feast that complements the song’s powerful message. Fans can expect a vibrant and spiritually enriching experience that captures the essence of the song. U-Nice’s visual artistry aims to enhance the listener’s connection to the music, bringing the themes of faith, gratitude, and divine abundance to life.
U-Nice Music, whose real name is Eunice Kakrabah-Quarshie, has been steadily climbing the ranks with her unique style that blends traditional gospel with modern beats. Her music is not just about entertainment; it’s a ministry aimed at spreading hope and encouraging people through the message of God’s love. She has been recognized for her contributions to gospel music and her ability to inspire listeners with her heartfelt performances.
In addition to her music, U-Nice is part of a growing movement of female artists in Ghana who are championing women’s empowerment and making significant impacts in the industry. Her dedication and talent have earned her a loyal following and critical acclaim, positioning her as a role model for aspiring gospel musicians.
As the release date for the “Too Much” music video approaches, excitement continues to build. Fans and gospel music enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting this new visual masterpiece, which is expected to further cement U-Nice Music’s status as a leading gospel artist in Ghana and beyond.
Stay tuned to U-Nice Music’s social media channels and major music platforms for the official release of the “Too Much” music video. This is one release you won’t want to miss!
Check out the lyrics video for Too Much:
Written By: Promoter Koolic
Continue Reading

Listen

Vicky Dee steals the scene with latest single ‘Middle Finger’

Published

on

Vicky Dee is out with a brand-new release, a blazing hot single titled ‘Middle Finger.’ (more…)

Continue Reading

Listen

RAYE’s Genre-Defying New Work “Genesis” Out Now!

Published

on

RAYE Shares Long-Awaited Debut "My 21st Century Blues"

Fresh from her record-breaking wins at The BRITs, global sensation RAYE returns with the genre-defying “Genesis.”, a work that doesn’t sit within the usual confines of the word “single.”

Produced with multiple GRAMMY Award winner Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, SZA), “Genesis.” is a new three act opus from RAYE and a masterclass in disrupting music as we know it. Drawing a parallel through storytelling the origins of her universe, RAYE elevates her emotionally raw and vulnerable lyrics with triumphant strings and horns, dulcet harmonies and emboldened snare, into a pitch perfect performance that is a divine battle cry.

 

“Genesis.” is a confrontational acknowledgement of a chapter not yet closed but with a set intention for a new beginning, drawing inspirations from big band, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, gospel and contemporary pop. Out of darkness comes light and with this new chapter, a musical renaissance is on the horizon.

Advertisement

 

RAYE says: “There is a Nina Simone quote, ‘It is an artist’s duty to reflect the times’. This quote is everything to me and I believe the best way I can try to do this is through my art and my music. There is so much darkness and pain in this world we live in, and I wanted to create something both as deeply personal and as raw as I could find myself to be about my own mind and the world I see around me. The song is a 7-minute piece that I have crafted and scrutinized over the last year and a half, experimenting with different genres and sonic expressions, beneath all the layers and the lyrics, the underlying message is ‘Let There Be Light’. It is a prayer and a plea and a cry for help and I really hope this song will be able to bring some hope, the way this music does for me, to those who need it most.”

 

RAYE made history by clinching an unprecedented six BRIT Awards this year – the record for the most wins of any artist in a single year – marking a groundbreaking achievement for the independent singer-songwriter at Britain’s biggest night in music. In addition to becoming the first female to ever win Songwriter of the Year, she also took home accolades, including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best R&B Act. RAYE gave a career-defining performance at the ceremony, performing a medley of songs off her critically acclaimed debut album.

Advertisement

 

RAYE also recently picked up the prestigious Songwriter of the Year at the Ivor Novello Awards 2024and three awards at this year’s The Global Awards, including Best Pop and Best British Act, while her collaboration with Cassö and D-Block Europe on “PRADA” won Best Song. This spring saw RAYE make her lauded debut at Coachella, attend her first MET Gala wearing custom Fendi, be named to TIME Magazine’s “Next Generation Leaders” list, and earn a Best International Act nomination at the upcoming BET Awards 2024. Additionally, RAYE gave a breakthrough rendition of “Genesis.” on Saturday Night Live, which saw My 21st Century Blues skyrocket into the Top 10 of US iTunes.

Continue Reading

Trending