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Richie Dunyon better know by his stage name Sewa is a Ghanaian native solo artist. His new promising anthem “GUAVA” which is actually a banger,was influenced by a very nice girl he use to reach out to in the neighborhood when ever the girl asks for anything withing his power but the funny part is […]

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Richie Dunyon better know by his stage name Sewa is a Ghanaian native solo artist.

Sewa -Guava
Sewa -Guava

His new promising anthem “GUAVA” which is actually a banger,was influenced by a very nice girl he use to reach out to in the neighborhood when ever the girl asks for anything withing his power but the funny part is the girl does not give back to him.

According to the singer Sewa, he stopped giving out to the girl all because he wasn’t getting anything in return.All of a sudden the girl came back asking for another favor which seemed to be urgent, so thats how he
came up with GUAVA which asks the girl in twi “s3 mekoti ba wobedi” meaning when a guy gives to a girl, she should be able to to return the favor in a sweet way.

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Spotify Wrapped: What were Ghanaians listening to in 2022?

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Ghana is not called the ‘Gateway to Africa’ for nothing. Ghanaians may proudly support their own, but as this year’s Spotify Wrapped data shows, they’re also enabling other creators and artists from other countries on the continent to thrive.

The country’s music scene is brimming with global hits, churning out some of the continent’s promising breakout artists. And, as digital streaming platforms continue to be the dominant way for artists to reach their fans globally and for fans to explore their musical and audio content tastes, what exactly are Ghanaians listening to? How does this influence culture? What does this reveal about Ghana’s music scene in general?

“This year, Ghanaians have shown that music is indeed a universal language. Spotify Wrapped results show Ghanaians are as welcoming of international influences as local ones and those from the wider African continent,” says Spotify’s head of music for Sub-Saharan Africa, Phiona Okumu.

Ghana’s Spotify Wrapped results for 2022 – an annual round up of the top artists and music of the year as streamed by users around the world, shows how Ghanians are listening to music.

  • Ghanaians love a good party, and they start this from 5:00pm when the sun is about to go down through to 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm according to the latest Spotify Wrapped data.  It is no surprise that the day when they stream the most music is Friday, followed by Saturday.

  • The playlist that they jam to the most is African Heat – Spotify’s curated playlist which compiles all the tracks heating up the continent.

 

  • It goes without saying that Ghanaians love their own, as local music consumption keeps soaring with an impressive 193% year on year increase from from 2021 to 2022.

 

  • Nigerian artists are enjoying a sweet spot in Ghana, as Burna Boy takes the top spot as the most streamed artist in the country this year. Home grown talent  Black Sherif continues to have a stand out presence in music, ending the year as the second most streamed artist locally.

  • The two also clinched top spots for the most streamed albums of the year with Love, Damini by Burna Boy leading  followed by Black Sherif’s The Villian I Never Was .

  • Spotify RADAR Global Artist Ayra Starr topped the list as the most streamed female artist in Ghana. She’s followed closely by the Grammy-nominated Tems, with Africa’s first to join Spotify’s EQUAL Programme, Gyakie at third place.

  • Black Sherif’s meteoric rise to fame which he chronicled in his Kwaku The Traveller got the most heart hits among Ghanaians.

 

The full breakdown of the top lists is below.

 

MOST STREAMED ARTISTS IN GHANA

MOST STREAMED ALBUMS IN GHANA

MOST STREAMED FEMALE ARTISTS IN GHANA

  1. Burna Boy

  2. Black Sherif

  3. Drake

  4. Asake

  5. Sarkodie

  6. Kwesi Arthur

  7. Fireboy DML

  8. Davido

  9. Lil Baby

  10. Wizkid

  1. Love, Damini – Burna Boy

  2. The Villain I Never Was – Black Sherif

  3. Mr. Money With The Vibe – Asake

  4. Playboy – Fireboy DML

  5. Son Of Jacob – Kwesi Arthur

  6. 5 Star  – King Promise

  7. No Pressure – Sarkodie

  8. Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition – Wizkid

  9. Boy Alone – Omah Lay

  10. Rave & Roses – Rema

  1. Ayra Starr

  2. Tems

  3. Gyakie

  4. Darkoo

  5. Rihanna

  6. Adele

  7. Beyoncé

  8. Nicki Minaj

  9. Teni

  10. Doja Cat

 

MOST STREAMED SONGS IN GHANA

MOST STREAMED GHANAIAN ARTIST

MOST STREAMED GHANAIAN ALBUM

  1. Last Last – Burna Boy

  2. Overloading (OVERDOSE) – Mavins

  3. Kwaku The Traveller – Black Sherif

  4. Finesse – Pheelz

  5. Bandana – Fireboy DML

  6. Buga (Lo Lo Lo) – Kizz Daniel

  7. Down Flat  – Kelvyn Boy

  8. KU LO SA – A COLORS SHOW – Oxlade

  9.  For My Hand (feat. Ed Sheeran) – Burna Boy

  10. It’s Plenty – Burna Boy

  1. Black Sherif

  2. Sarkodie

  3. Kwesi Arthur

  4. King Promise

  5. Stonebwoy

  6. Shatta Wale

  7. KiDi

  8. Gyakie

  9. R2Bees

  10. Camidoh

  1. The Villain I Never Was – Black Sherif

  2. Son Of Jacob – Kwesi Arthur

  3. 5 Star  – King Promise

  4. No Pressure – Sarkodie

  5. The Golden Boy – KiDi

  6. JAMZ – Sarkodie

  7. Back 2 Basics – R2Bees

  8. Black Love – Sarkodie

  9. Anloga Junction – Stonebwoy

  10. Same Earth Different Worlds – Omar Sterling

 

MOST STREAMED GHANAIAN SONGS

MOST STREAMED  PLAYLISTS IN GHANA

MOST HEARTED SONGS IN GHANA

  1. Kwaku The Traveller – Black Sherif

  2. Down Flat – Kelvyn Boy

  3. Sugarcane (Remix) [feat. King Promise, Mayorkun & Darkoo] – Camidoh

  4. Non Living Thing (feat. Oxlade) – Sarkodie

  5. Friday Night  – Lasmid

  6. Sugarcane

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From Apple Music With Love: DJ Khaled’s Ultimate 2022 MegaMix in Spatial

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Apple Music is getting into the giving spirit this holiday season with the return of From Apple Music With Love, a special countdown to the holidays. Each day at 8:00a PST from November 25 – 30, Apple Music subscribers will receive exclusive gifts from some of the biggest and brightest names in music, stamped with love and ready for unwrapping. This year, gifts range from live concert recordings, new renditions of favorite songs, a classic album rerelease alongside a brand new holiday album, and party-crushing mixes to close out the year. Do yourself a favor and enjoy the musical experiences we’ve put together with Apple Music listeners in mind.

Today’s exclusive gift comes from DJ Khaled. Following up 2021’s year-ending MegaMix, Khaled returns with a final holiday gift for Apple Music subscribers. “I was just thinking of this year and all the great hits that came out,” he tells Apple Music. “It was real special because this was the first year in a while that we all been back outside! Know what I’m saying—from the pandemic, and dodging all this corona and all that. First of all, God is the greatest, and we blessed—so when I got this opportunity to make this MegaMix, I was like, ‘It’s only right that we do it big and play nothing but all the hits of the whole year,’ know what I’m saying?”

Look back at all of the From Apple Music With Love gifts this year, and hear Khaled’s MegaMix now, which includes smashes from Taylor Swift, Jack Harlow, Lizzo, and Beyoncé—plus a couple of Khaled’s own highlights from 2022 HERE

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M.Anifest Out With Innovative ‘The E.P.Ilogue’ To Conclude ‘Madina To The Universe’ Journey

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A year after his critically acclaimed Madina To The Universe album, award-winning Ghanaian rap artist and musician M.anifest unveils an innovative new project titled The E.P.ilogue.

Created throughout 2022, while M.anifest was touring across Europe and America, including packed out shows in London, New York, Oakland and Berlin, to mention a few, the 6-track project comes with international collaborations with Anik Khan (New York), M.I Abaga (Lagos), WavyPae (Atlanta), Alee (Accra), and a surprise written introduction from world-renowned writer Nayyirah Waheed.

The E.P.ilogue continues on from where M.anifest left off on last year’s album, as he brings his captivating lyricism and rich global sounds to the forefront once again, to deliver a bold, creative and expansive offering that brings his ‘Madina To The Universe’ journey to a cohesive wholeness. It was crafted with production from frequent collaborators MikeMillzOn’Em (Busta Rhymes, DarkoVibes), Drvmroll (Burna Boy, Frisco), Joey Turks (SuperJazzClub), Guy Furious (Dreamville, Nicole Scherzinger), and Rvdical The Kid (Tems, Amaarae), most of whom were involved in the making of the Madina To The Universe album.

As the acclaimed Nayyirah Waheed aptly puts it, “From creating a new form to introducing new sound – it is new forms of Universes he continues to explore on ‘MTTU’ + ‘The E.P.ilogue’. Here, M.anifest is inventing creations. He is touching everywhere from Madina to the universe and beyond. He is unafraid of the After – and taking us straight into the end of a universe + what comes After. M.anifest is a new astronaut. ‘The E.P.ilogue’ is a new astronaut. It’s time for new astronauts”.

The project opens with a reflective M.anifest on ‘GPS’ as he waxes lyrical about coming a long way and being guided on his journey. Nigerian music legend M.I Abaga then joins him on the much anticipated collaboration ‘Too Bad’ with both rap icons trading verses about their longevity in Africa’s rap game, and how they have a lot more to give. The smooth ‘Wussup’ with Anik Khan sees M.anifest in flirtatious mode, while ‘Plenty Feelings’ is an intimate romantic conversation, with ‘Travel Noir’ and ‘Times Square’ revealing M.anifest’s musing on travel, ambition and reaching the furthermost parts of the universe.

The E.P.ilogue represents yet another bold and resonant offering from the consistent and unwavering Ghanaian musician.

LISTEN HERE: https://orcd.co/m_anifest-madina_to_the_universe_the_epilogue

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From Apple Music With Love: Listen To Sam Smith’s Royal Albert Hall Set In Spatial

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Apple Music is getting into the giving spirit this holiday season with the return of From Apple Music With Love, a special countdown to the holidays. Each day at 8:00a PST from November 25 – 30, Apple Music subscribers will receive exclusive gifts from some of the biggest and brightest names in music, stamped with love and ready for unwrapping. This year, gifts range from live concert recordings, new renditions of favorite songs, a classic album rerelease alongside a brand new holiday album, and party-crushing mixes to close out the year. Do yourself a favor and enjoy the musical experiences we’ve put together with Apple Music listeners in mind.

Today’s exclusive gift comes from Sam Smith, and features their stunning October 2022 performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

“I definitely wanted this to be different to my other shows,” Sam Smith tells Apple Music. “I come from a theatre background and really missed that feeling on my last tour. It takes a village of talent to put on my shows, and it’s important for me now to showcase and celebrate the artists around me.” In Live From Royal Albert Hall, which arrives to Apple Music listeners as part of the From Apple Music With Love series, Smith celebrates their body of work with a curated selection of songs from the evening.

Though Smith was mostly performing songs from their catalogue, the singer says the set was imbued with the spirit of their fourth studio album Gloria, scheduled to release in January 2023. “With this show it was about adding a little Gloria to all my songs,” Smith says. “I always want to change all the songs a little to fit the mood and the tones of whatever project I’m currently releasing. But I am also passionate about playing the songs the way people love them.” One listen to Live From Royal Albert Hall and you’re sure to have found that Smith couldn’t lose either way.

Tune in every day at 8am PST to keep counting down the holidays with an exclusive gift on Apple Music and check out Sam Smith’s October 2022 performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall HERE

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Ay eL Releases Official Video For “Pass Your Ball” Featuring Larruso

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Afrobeats singer and songwriter Ay eL outdoors official visuals for “Pass Your Ball” featuring ‘Midnight” hit maker Larruso.

The video was directed by Director Cray and the sound by Gigz Beatz. “Pass Your Ball” as the name goes is a love masterpiece for all ages and Ay eL always deliver whenever she comes through.

“Pass Your Ball” has earned over 120k streams on Boomplay and doing very well on other platforms as well.

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Born Mercy Tanowaa Nyampong known professionally in showbiz as Ay el (Adwoa Laylow), is a recording and performing Ghanaian singer, a musician recognized by her debut single “Yawa”, with Afrobeats as her major genre.

Ay eL holds a unique sound that defines her only. She is a product of Tema Secondary School where she studied General Science.

For almost half a year in the music scene, she is currently on her second release and we can’t wait to see her performing very well from this release onwards.

Stream Pass Your Ball via

https://fanlink.to/PassYourBall

 

Connect with Ay eL
Instagram : https://instagram.com/ayel_musik
Facebook: https://facebook.com/ayelmusik
Twitter : https://twitter.com/ayel_musik
Tiktok : https://tiktok.com/ayelmusik

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E Boafo inserts song for Ghana Black Stars

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Burgeoning crooner, Emmanuel Boafo widely known in showbiz as E Boafo has inserted a thumping new tune dubbed, We Are Great Ghana Black Stars in a bid to cheer on the National team at the ongoing Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The passion of the nation, Ghana Black Stars has so far proven their patriotism and focus to either win or leave an indelible mark at the ongoing world cup as witnessed in their match with Portugal.

Hence, E Boafo has put together this high morale tune to stir up hearts and rally support for the team. In his own words, he states, “Prior to the world cup, I had this nudge that we’ll do really well and it pushed me to enter the studio and cook up something to aid our victory”.

We Are Great Ghana Black Stars has since its release gained massive airplay and rotation in the media space and also amongst football fanatics and on the streets especially on days the Black Stars are on show.

Stream the banging new single on Audiomack and get interactive with E Boafo across his socials here:

Facebook: E Boafo
Instagram: @E_Boafo_Music
YouTube: E Boafo

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