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King Promise turns up the heat this summer as he links with fellow Ghananian Headie One for ‘Ring My Line’ out now via 5K Records. His second single of the year following ‘Slow Down’ at the start of Summer which was widely supported by i-D, The Independent, Highsnobiety, DJ Target and more, ‘Ring My Line’ is part of an incredible new project he wrote over lockdown which he’s yet to shed light on.

As visually hypnotic as he is sonically, dropping alongside the track today is an First Films Worldwide directed visual filmed on Ghana’s lush tropical coastline that mixes up both analogue and digital footage with breath-taking aerial views. Featuring both artists, this sizzling summer video oozing of positive vibes sees King Promise deliver his silky smooth crooner lyrics and Headie One roll out imitable laid back bars at the beach surrounded by statuesque, goddess like women to soon head to an after-hours party – nodding to Accra’s vibrant nightlife scene.

Speaking on the single, King Promise says: “This song is one of the realest I ever wrote. It’s a Big record & linking with headie on this one was only right. Two Ghanaians making the motherland proud globally. Did it for the culture & made a bop!”

Headie One adds:“I linked up with King Promise in Ghana a few years ago and made amazing music and we’ve stayed connected ever since. I recently went back to Ghana and we shot sick visuals for Ring My Line. This is for the culture.”

Born and raised in Accra, Ghana, King Promise is an ardent storyteller inspired by life writing about love, hustling, partying, family and more over an irresistible blend of afrobeats, highlife, hip hop and R&B. Since first releasing music officially in 2017 via Soundcloud, Promise’s fanbase quickly began to swell as word spread and a huge buzz manifested locally. Before he knew it, his career had taken off and he now counts fans in the likes of GQ, Complex, Boiler Room, BBC Radio 1 and more.

Though a humble guy not bothered by numbers, he has over 35 million streams on his top 5 tracks on Spotify alone and 2.6 million followers on his socials and claims Ghana’s most streamed album of all time with his 2019 album As Promised (which saw him share tracks with Raye, Wizkid and more). With his irresistible signature crooner lyrics and palpably warm and danceable energy, King Promise is somewhat of a hidden gem outside of West Africa.

Promise hasn’t always been making music though, as in classic child-of-African-parents form he was focused mainly on finishing school and securing a degree up until a few years ago which he achieved in 2017 in the midst of his ascent. Music was never the plan that was until he jumped in on an impromptu friend’s studio session where his curiosity and raw talent was sparked in the booth – soon to be discovered by Killbeatz (Fuse ODG, Burna Boy, Wizkid and more). At home though he still had a lush and diverse sonic upbringing.

Enveloped in music from a young age where his “musichead” father inadvertently helped shape his genre and culture-spanning tastes: immersing him in everything from reggae to R&B to boybands to Ghanaian highlife, nowadays Promise finds himself pulling from and enjoying an incredibly wide range of sounds, both in his own sonics and also during his creative process. At the moment, he’s particularly feeling Ghanaian drill, the South African Amapiano scene and collaborating with UK artists like NSG and Headie One for his own music he has coming this year.

Stay tuned for more music and news soon.

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Perez Musik opens 2022 with new song, ‘Hewale Lala’

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Perez Musik, the Blema Teasaa  hit maker is back with another beautiful song titled Hewale Lala.
‘Hewale lala’ which mean Song Of Strenght in English is the first Ga song off a 5 track gospel EP titled Delivered by Perez musik.

This single, just like the other songs off the EP is inspired by a series of life experiences and the ultimate realization that life is best lived when one totally submits to the Holy Spirit.

The beauty of the song is expressed in a creative use of the Ga language garnished with an english hook. The song is indeed soothing and inspiring. The sound is different and awakening. It is a “must have” on your gospel Playlist.

From the sound released on this single, worshipers and music listeners should prepare to be dragged into the presence of God because Perez Musik is surely carrying some fresh fire this year.

Perez Recounts in an Instagram post;
“One night, on my way to my studio after a very unexpected rough and tough morning. I started to wonder about the true purpose of life as I felt frustrated on every side. I wanted to give up but suddenly the Holy Spirit ministered this scripture in my heart- “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

Isaiah 41:10
I immediately felt this song drop in my spirit. I began to sing the lyrics and melody with so much ease, I felt a positive shift in my physical, emotional and mental state.
It is my heart desire that this song will affirm your faith in Yahweh and restore faith if you have lost it.”

The other titles on the EP are Ayeyi Ndwom, Made for you, Giver of My Life and Tse Ofe(Almighty Father) .

other songs from Perez Musik includes
1.Blema Tesaa https://youtu.be/k1D5CRV6TZc
2.Gborbilor https://youtu.be/3w9yIgVHjtY
3.Goodness of God(Cover) https://youtu.be/_I7ZVkpG8pk
4.Kadosh and All that matter medley https://youtu.be/nylCTKRj2zY

5.Aseda ft @Efe Grace
https://youtu.be/_Mx0oEHUeZA

6. Consuming fire ft Dave da Music Box
https://youtu.be/ly-OntV329o

7. Deeper
https://youtu.be/L3XuvZ-STTI

8. Purge Me
https://youtu.be/dGTJZQEWlJE

9. Amen
https://youtu.be/dGTJZQEWlJE

10. I exalt You
https://youtu.be/EDzMxWHxgwM

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Those doing Asakaa music shouldn’t stop but right now Afrobeats is what has America paying attention

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Michael ‘Emm’ Acheampong-Boateng, President of Highbridge the Label, has explained that it makes sense for African musicians do push the Afrobeats agenda into the US market, since that is what is hot at the moment.

Afrobeats is not new, but in the US, it is. For example, Pop Smoke made drill music with UK beats, that’s how he was introduced to the market. The plan before he died was to transition to more traditional music for people to enjoy. You saw that in his first album after he passed away. If you are a good businessman, the first thing to remember is that you are a business so you position yourself well in order to be successful. If there’s a market for Afrobeats in America and you’re looking into breaking into the market, then you need to come in with what they want and slowly transition to whatever you are looking to bring and see how the market reacts to that,” he said in an interview with Ameyaw TV.

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Asked whether the Asaaka drill music from Ghana was making similar waves in the US, Emm said it wasn’t the case yet.

“I didn’t see it in the US. If I did, I saw it in the African community in the US. If there was an African party, then that’s where you would see it but if you move from the subset of that population, then it didn’t really travel. Afrobeats however, is traveling outside of the African community. So again, I don’t think rappers doing Asaaka should abandon it. But they should be aware that if they want to get a commercial appeal, they should lean towards Afrobeats. Because with rap, Americans speak English, so if they can’t understand what you’re saying, then it’s a little bit tricky.

Highbridge the Label is an American record label founded by A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Don Q, Quincy “QD” Acheampong and Sambou “Bubba” Camara in 2016, based in New York City.

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Vodafone Icons Star Derrick Music Kicks Off Maiden Edition Of Live Lounge

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Former Vodafone Icons and MTN Hitmaker contestant Derrick Music has revealed he is a self-taught piano and acoustic guitar player.

The musician who has countless performances and a few singles to his credit made the shocking revelation when he made an appearance on the maiden edition of Live Lounge, a newly introduced segment on growing YouTube channel BTM Afrika.

“Generally I have a passion for music. Anything about music intrigues me. At first, I used to play the grand piano (that was also self-taught). I was playing at dinners, weddings etc but the problem I had was transporting a grand piano (it’s huge) so I contemplated on getting an instrument that is portable and that’s when I settled on the guitar. I took that bold decision and bought the first guitar and it’s been massive since then,” he said.

Derrick Music brought his A-Game to life as he made an appearance on the maiden edition of Live Lounge.

Starting off with an acoustic rendition of his newly released single Kpalanga, the former Vodafone Icons and MTN Hitmaker star quickly transitioned into performing Anadwo by King Promise and other subsequent songs.

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Kandiga Rapper Radikal Releases Kandimerica Rap Song

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Radikal’s real name is Stephen Abalungo and he proudly hails from Kandiga, a popular community in the Kassena Nankana East District of Upper East Region.

RDK drew inspiration from U.S rapper Pop Smoke’s “Dior”, Shatta Wale, and Kumerica stars to cook his monster hit song. Download Supah Radikal Kandimerica.mp3 and listen to the talented Frafra rapper’s new track below.

Having graduated from ZAMSTECH SHS recently, Supah Radikal,22, is highly determined to make his mark in the Ghanaian music scene with the hope of taking hip-hop rap to new heights. He believes that music is a vital tool to transform the lives of the ghetto youth.

Rapping Machine, Am the beast from the East..go ask Aziz how we set records like Kilah Bee..no time to waste, prepare for the massive hip-hop banger from RDK..it will be my first release of the year 2022.. Africa punches Kilah🎙️, Supah Radikal tweeted about his new project.

Radikal is the rapper behind popular hit songs likes “Destiny” and “Bemsoe”, which you can stream on SoundCloud“. As an avid lover of entertainment, RDK is the real deal when it comes to the rap game. The self-styled African punchline killer is here to stay.

“LET’S TRY TO BUILD UP N IMPROVE OURSELVES FROM THE INSIDE.. DON’T THINK ABOUT ONLY THE OUTSIDE WORLD.. IT’S GOOD U WORK SECRETLY INSIDE.. SUCCESS WILL BRING IT OUT 1DAY…#SUPAH #RDK #DTB✌️

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie collaborating with Davido opened doors for Afrobeats in New York – President of Highbridge The Label

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Michael ‘Emm’ Acheampong-Boateng, President of Highbridge the Label, has explained the need for African artists to explore ways of breaking into global music markets such as the US.

Speaking about how Afrobeats has managed to break into mainstream American music in recent times, Emm told Ameyaw TV that it didn’t happen by chance. According to him, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s 2018 single, ‘Way Too Fly’ featuring Davido; and other strategic collaborations have helped contribute to the phenomenon.

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“That’s not a mistake, it’s not by chance. I think back in 2018 when Boogie was on fire, he did a song with Davido and prior to that they didn’t really play afrobeats music on the radio. After Boogie did that song with David, we started to hear more Afrobeats on the radio in America, specifically in New York City.

“The rest of the guys had good music, but they had to be introduced into the marketplace. We helped introduce them to the marketplace. And I think as Africans we should be proud of the music we are making; it is feel-good music and it’s the next breaking sound. I can see Afrobeats Record Labels that are going to come up in United States soon, if they haven ‘t already because that sound is really big. They play the Wizkid and Tem’s song every hour on the hour in New York City. So, it’s been accepted completely and fully,” he adds.

Highbridge the Label is an American record label founded by A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Don Q, Quincy “QD” Acheampong and Sambou “Bubba” Camara in 2016, based in New York City.

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Oduma Essan hires East African hip-hop, Fid Q for the official 2022 banger

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The mid-tempo laid-back vibe is an Afrobeat tune that is set to deliver it’s sonic ambiance throughout the entire room or outdoor space that is being played.

Featuring Fid Q, the tune is an attempt by the talent to expand his horizon and music appeal following the release of his initial hits such as Bigi Bigi, Show Body, among several others.

Fid is said to be one of the artists who brought honor to Hip hop in Tanzania and East Africa with his well-known song Mwanza Mwanza wherein there is unique writing that has been different from the usual one (narratives/streams)

He has repeatedly been named the best hip-hop artist of all time in Tanzania and East Africa (by Felix Nyaumbu).

In commenting on his latest release, he stated, “The reason for this collaboration was to expand my career to other parts of the continent and the world at large.

It’s for the fans to know that we have something better to give the people for the Christmas and new year to make them happy and bring them fun”.

 

Get interactive with Oduma across his socials and stream now across all digital streaming platforms here – https://song.link/i/1601233440

IG – https://instagram.com/odumaessan

TWITTER – @odumaessan

FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/odumaessan

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