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Jay Watts out with debut EP, ‘Antidote’

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“I’ll be like this era’s Bobby Brown;” New Jersey native Jay Watts only half-jokingly muses. Described as the urban pop/R&b “It Boy”, singer/songwriter/producer JAY WATTS – is out with his debut EP, “Antidote.” “ANTIDOTE” – (AVAILABLE HERE”)

Jay has been coming into his own in the music industry over the last several years and his hard work has paid off. Whether his beat-ballad flow of popularly streamed, hip-hop love story-like “Single Friends,” that mainstream-tinged head-boppin’ “My Dreams,” or the low-key anthemic pop-rock sheen of his Power Rangers soundtrack standout “Watch Me Walk,” which afforded Major League Baseball’s The Show exposure, and the latter grew into a heavily streamed urban success. The self-professed “King of Ratchet Pop” has confidently taken his time creating a premiere set which more than delivers on audience curiosity.

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Coming from humble beginnings, he says he could be found “freestyling at the lunch tables, cracking jokes, shutting talent shows down” and front-center every single time for his family’s favorite pastime….karaoke. “I come from a family that likes get-togethers,” Jay recalls. “To this very day, they still do karaoke…singing all of the old school songs. So I originally got into it just from that. When they weren’t using the karaoke machine I would just take it into my room and experiment.” While he wasn’t taking formal music lessons, his passion and talent were so clearly evident by the time he was 12 that his mother booked his first studio session.

Now armed with a core audience, a new label home (Music Matters Entertainment/SRG-ILS Records), and a hits-worthy collection of brand-new songs which reflect immense artistic growth and a renewed sense of direction, Jay Watts is ready to take the world by storm.

His forthcoming EP “Antidote” aims to not only establish him as a household name but as a musical phenomenon to be reckoned with amongst his peers…past and present. His multi-influenced, relationship-based, mainstream-ready set – produced by IKXNNX, Reefa, and 12Keys — does boast a wide-ranging contemporary sound that’ll simultaneously conquer R&B and pop audiences starting with the smoothed-out R&B melody and slick-grooved beat ballad flow of the set’s first single, “Numb.”
Sequenced alongside similarly radio-ready joints like the immediately infectious, summer-vibe urban pop bounce of “Problemas;” his airy, late-night-creeping’ “High Notes;” the dreamy-n-bumpin’ relationship realness of “Fuck Boy” and the beat-driven, hypnotic melody of the title track. Music lovers will want to immediately listen to the infectious EP.

“My approach to the music is genuine,” he reflects, on what sets him apart from the pack. “This is simply me and my personality, and I’m not trying to fit in or follow. When all is said and done, I just want to be one of the greatest entertainers of all time.”

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Supa Gaeta’s “Road To DND” is now Ghana’s hottest EP

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Just four days into its release, Supa Gaeta’s new EP has proved to be a big stepper on Ghana’s Apple Music Top Albums chart. Stream “Road To DND” (The Prelude) here: https://lnk.to/RoadToDnD
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Amos K Announces 5-Track EP Titled “Tell Them, We Are Coming.”

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Amos K is set to release “Tell Them, We Are Coming EP,” his second official project on October 14. (more…)

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What sounds are hot with Ghanaian Gen Zs right now?

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Ghana’s Gen Zs are energetic and motivated. They’re also cosmopolitan, keen to better themselves, and as welcoming of international influences as local ones and those from the wider African continent. That’s true until the end of the day, when they’re more willing to embrace their melancholy side. At least, that’s the story told by their Spotify music and podcast listening tastes.

 

From a local music perspective,  Tema’s very own rap and freestyle artist Kwesi Arthur rules the roost, followed by Highlife and Afrobeats singer-songwriter King Promise, with Sarkodie, Black Sherif, and Gyakie rounding out the top five most streamed local artists by Ghanaian Gen Zs.

 

The list of top artists meanwhile, has a much more American and Nigerian flavour with Burna Boy, Asake, Drake, and Lil Baby all claiming spots in the top five. It shouldn’t be surprising then that Burna Boy also has two songs in the list of most streamed recordings, the megahits “Last Last” and “It’s plenty”. The top song, however, belongs to local artists Agbeshie and EpiqMenz with “Downtown Guy”. Here too, though, Nigerian artists have a strong presence. Bandana by Asake and Fireboy DML and Overloading (OVERDOSE) by Ayra Starr, Boy Spyce, Crayon, LADIPOE, Magixx, and Mavins both feature in the top five most streamed tracks among Ghanaian Gen Zs.

 

When it comes to the most popular albums among Ghanaians aged between 18 and 25, , meanwhile, Burna Boy again tops the list with Love Damini. Fellow Nigerians Fireboy DML, with Playboy and Asake with Mr. Money With The Vibe take the next two slots in the top five. Rounding out the list of top albums are local offerings 5 star by King Promise and Son of Jacob by Kwesi Arthur.

 

Knowing all this, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Rap, Afropop, Nigerian pop, Azontobeats, and Pop are the most heavily favoured genres among young Ghanaians. It also shouldn’t be too surprising that the top five Spotify curated playlists in Ghana include African Heat, Hot Hits Ghana, Ghana Party, Afro Hits, and Afropop.

 

It’s also interesting to take a look at the mood playlists the country’s Gen Zs listen to throughout the day. During daylight hours, energy and motivation clearly play a big role.

 

In the early morning, for instance, their top three playlists are Morning Motivation, Wake Up Happy, and Mood Booster. The only deviation comes in the shape of the Villain Mode playlist, featuring tracks themed around heartbreak and being vengeful. The upbeat theme picks back up later in the morning when Wake Up Happy is replaced by Confidence Boost. Energy Booster: Hip-Hop and Songs to Sing in the Shower round out the top five. In the afternoon and evening Feelin’ Myself and Happy Hits! join the party.

 

Things take a more melancholy tone once the day draws to a close, however. The most listened-to mood playlists in the late evening and at night, include Sad Songs, Life Sucks, Sad Guitar Instrumentals, and Lowkey. There is still space for love though, with 100 Best African Love Songs, Goosebumps, and Chilled R&B proving popular.

 

Moving away from music and to podcasts, things have a more spiritual feel, especially when it comes to those produced locally. The top-rated local podcast, Sincerely Accra covers life in the capital, as does number five in the top five Stay By Plan. The second-most listened to local podcast CEYC Airport City Podcast is, however, religious as are number three and four, the Mensa Otabil Audio Podcast, and Pastor Agyemang Elvis.

 

These are just a few of the insights that Ghana’s Gen Z listening tastes provide. One thing that should be clear is that, as their influence grows, they’ll have an exciting role to play in shaping Ghana’s future and that they’re definitely up for it.

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TiC teams up with Joe Frazier and SamuelG to deliver “Wayo”

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One of the most wanted collaborations in Ghana music has finally happened as Ghanaian music giant, TiC has finally featured legend Joe Frazier on his new song dubbed Wayo.
Though many wanted to hear a jam like this back then, unfortunately it didn’t happen.
 Thankfully, the time has finally come with the right vibe for the legends.
 ” I must confess i can’t believe what we just created, the feeling was awesome when we met in the studio” TiC said
On his part Joe Frazier noted that it was a positive feeling when he received the beat and later reached out to TiC for the concept of the song.
He added that a lot of Ghanaians have been expecting this collaboration for long, for this reason he is happy it has finally happened.
Joe Frazier is optimistic “Wayo” will be a big song.
It also featured the producer, Samuel G, who said, he had an idea of doing something which is Ghanaian but with some international appeal.
He added that the vibe is great and believes it has what it takes to become a masterpiece all over globe.
The song released under  TNR music and Mziiki media globally is out on all digital platforms
Listen to the song below
TiC Gh drops WAYO featuring Big Joe Frazier x SamuelG  https://smartklix.com/WAYO
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London label GFRé Music presents new single Hold Me Down featuring Nigerian collective BHP

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Jah Lead goes the Amapiano way with Din DIng

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hanaian singer Jah Lead has released amapiano inspired single titled Din Ding.

Din Ding is a dance single featuring French music group BreakItBoyz and produced by French-based Ghanaian producer Luu Beatz.

The song was recorded in France and was mixed and mastered by CashTwo.

This is the singer’s second single of the year, after releasing Marry Me earlier in the year.

Jah Lead describe the song as one for the dancefloor, and the start of releasing music back to back.
“Din Ding is a song that centres around dance and vibes, and it was recorded in France with my brother Luu Beatz,” he shared.
“I would be releasing more music before the year ends, and Din Ding is the start of it.”

Stream Din Ding: https://orcd.co/dinding

 

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