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Here’s a full list of the 2020 Ghana DJ Awards nominees

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Merqury Republic has announced the nominees for the 8th annual Ghana DJ Awards, honouring the past year in Disc Jockeying across 29 categories. The Ghana DJ Awards is set to premiere on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 8:00 PM GMT.

This year’s ceremony marks the 8th anniversary of the Ghana DJ Awards, under the theme ‘In The Mix Together’, and will be preceded by a DJ conference dubbed ‘Ghana DJ Clinic’, set to hold on Friday, November 20.

Rising superstar, and winner of the 2018 Ghana DJ Awards “Best DJ Of the Year,” DJ Vyrusky, leads this year’s nominations with an impressive 7 nods.

Ghana DJ Awards is produced by event powerhouse, Merqury

A full list of nominees follows below.

DJ/ARTIST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
DJ Sly & Ice Prince – Alert
DJ Justice & Stonebwoy, Fameye – Danaase
DJ Vyrusky & Shatta Wale – Afro Dance
DJ Mic Smith & All Stars – Juju
DJ Xpliph & DopeNation x Kofi Pages – Be Mine

DJ DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
DJ Raptee
DJ Vacation
DJ Tag
DJ Too Much
DJ Spices
DJ Cesh
DJ Clamzy
DJ Sedan

LOCKDOWN DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ Ashmen
DJ Kofi (Tema Fada)
Iphone DJ
DJ Toyor
DJ Mpesempese
DJ Switch
DJ Solo
DJ Sly

EVENT DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Lord
DJ Mic Smith
DJ Aroma
DJ Vyrusky
DJ Sedem
DJ Pho
DJ Putin

ARTISTE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ MJ – Eno
DJ Mic Smith – Medikal
DJ Vapour – Kelvyn Boy
DJ Vyrusky – Shatta Wale, Kuami Eugene
DJ Wallpaper – Kidi
Big Stan – La Meme Gang
DJ Ikon – Kofi Mole
DJ Tag – Fameye
DJ Shiwaawa – Adina

SCRATCH DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Floppy
DJ Tality
Master Que
DJ Vapour
DJ Mpesempese
DJ Obonke

MOBILE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Cil
DJ Adom
DJ Toyor
DJ Wallpaper
DJ Sleek
DJ Tality
DJ Amachi

MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR
Afromix 2.0 – DJ Bibini
Time with Kofi Kinaata – DJ Spincho
Shreega Mixtape – DJ MJ
Face Of Volta Mixtape – DJ Clamzy
Throwback Verseday 2019 – DJ Vyrusky
Mashup Mixshow Ep 14 – DJ Bass
Ghana @63 Independence Mixtape – DJ Ashmen

VIDEO JOCKEY OF THE YEAR
DJ Pakorich – Zylofon TV
DJ Xpliph – GH One TV

MC/HYPEMAN OF THE YEAR
Abeiku Sarkcess
MC Nana King
Ogee The MC
Sheldon
MC Omarion
Kojo Manuel
Mensah Jnr
PM
MC Jerome
Berima Sean Bills

FEMALE RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Ohemaa Woyegye – Angel FM
DJ Kess – Y FM
DJ Pryty – Kasapa
Jay Jay – Citti FM

MALE RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Fletch – Okay FM
DJ Quest – Ark FM
DJ Wobete – Hitz FM
DJ Aroma – Pure FM
DJ Magnus – Radio Max
Sammy Forson – Joy FM
Mr Shark – Pluzz FM
DJ Advisor – Happy FM
DJ Tablettz – Hello FM

FEMALE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Nyce
DJ Prytty
DJ MJ
DJ Akel
DJ Switch
The Mask DJ
Jay Jay

DJS’ SONG OF THE YEAR
Sarkodie – Oofeetso
Medikal – Omo Ada
Kuami Eugene – Obiaato
DopeNation – Zanku
Diana Hamilton – Wasem
Quamina MP – Amanfuo Girls

CLUB/PUB DJ OF THE YEAR
Pee Raven – Ace Tantra
DJ Icey – Kona Café
DJ Solo – Onyx
DJ Sorondo – Abrewanana
DJ Baylor – Bloombar
DJ Wallpaper – Ace Tantra
DJ Raptee – Signature

REGGAE/DANCEHALL DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Rudebwoy
King Lagazee
DJ Gashy
Kalio & Fari
DJ Manni
Eddie Ranks
Nana Ntow
King Bash

AFROBEAT/HIPLIFE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Fletch
DJ Wobete
DJ Stanzy
DJ Aroma
DJ Vyrusky
DJ Ashmen
DJ Gang
DJ Reuben
DJ Khalifa

HIGH LIFE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Addibully
Oyokodihyie Kofi – Accra FM
DJ Eric – Accra FM
Kojo Hanson – Peace FM
Papa Bills – Hitz FM
DJ Candy Man – Asaase FM
DJ Advicer – Happy FM
DJ Fox – Top FM

GOSPEL DJ OF THE YEAR
KOK – Live FM
Franky 5 – Hitz FM
DJ Awana – Adom FM
Ike The Unpredictable -Angel FM
Alexis – Pure FM

STUDENT DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Spincho – University for Development Studies
DJ Juicy – University of Ghana
DJ 3 Points – Cape Coast University
DJ Bone – University of Development Studies
DJ Benjesse – Cape Coast Tech. University
Gal Dem DJ – NAFTI
DJ Stunt – University
London DJ – KNUST
DJ Choco – Central University

BEST INTERNATIONAL GHANAIAN DJ
DJ Akua – USA
DJ Flipwave – USA
DJ Paak – United Kindom
DJ Khalid – Canada
DJ Nore – United Kindom
DJ Lutha – South Africa
DJ Soul2Soul – United Kingdom
DJ Fiifi – United Kingdom
DJ Abena – Belgium

INTERNATIONAL NON GHANAIAN DJ
DJ Christopher Pagli – USA
DJ Switch – Nigeria
DJ Divalash – South Africa
DJ Big N – Nigeria
DJ Neptizle – United Kingdom
Que DJ – Nigeria

RECORD PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
DJ Wobete
NYDJ
DJ Adviser
DJ Aroma
DJ Magnus
Papa Bills
DJ Reuben

BEST YOUNG DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Spices
DJ Switch

NORTHERN ZONE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Anadwo
Kawastone
DJ Tobile
DJ Ephya
DJ Spincho
DJ Bone
DJ Merli

SOUTHERN ZONE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Repentance
DJ Vyrusky
DJ Wobete
DJ Poppa
DJ Stanzy
DJ Mpesempese

CENTRAL ZONE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Magnus
DJ Aroma
DJ Quest
DJ Storm
DJ Tablettz
Mr Kaxtro
DJ X
DJ Edita

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Loving Cee

OVERAL BEST DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Aroma
DJ Vyrusky
DJ Sly
DJ Mic Smith

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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.

See screenshot of his tweet below;

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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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