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Kobi Onyame wins 'Best Album' Infinitime Music Awards in Glasgow

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kobi nyameGhanaian/UK hip hop artist, Kwame Barfour-Osei, better known as Kobi Onyame  won ‘Best Album’ for GOLD at the inaugural Infinitime Music Awards held in Glasgow early October. Exactly a month after the albums release, the award is Kobi’s first music award.

Described as “an afrobeat inspired album that is dab friendly…” the album features a coming of age Kobi Onyame which, unusually for Scotland, mashes his Ghanaian heritage with contemporary hip-hop to create an almost wistful echo of a yearning for home that somehow has its roots in the past and present simultaneously.

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Stand out tracks on the album include Kobi’s up-tempo horn driven protest of the state of current affairs, ‘DMCRZY’ and the dark “Afrobeats banger…” as stated by Complex, ‘Darlin (Show Me How)’. Guest features on the album include Glasgow-based Kenyan artist Heir of The Cursed on ‘Wedadi’, pioneering Ghanaian music producer and artist Jayso on the dab friendly ‘No Dey Fear’ and M.anifest on one of the albums standouts ‘Chosen Ones’. The album has gained support by some of music’s key tastemakers including Vic Galloway at BBC Radio Scotland, Jim Gellatly, Twin B, MistaJam and DJ Semtex at BBC Radio 1Xtra all supporting key tracks from the album.

When asked to describe his new body of work, Kobi says GOLD “sonically captures the highlife and warm vibes of West African greats such Fela Kuti and Osibisa whilst keeping it hip- hop.” The self produced album is available to download and stream from today.

If you haven’t heard GOLD yet, you can buy/stream the album HERE.  ]]>

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Nigerian man arrested in India for supplying fake passports and visas

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Nigeria’s new hiphop star, Portable granted bail after reporting himself to police

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Yvonne Asamoah-Tawiah awarded Female Songwriter of Excellence at the Maranatha Awards USA

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Copious congratulations are deservingly in place for the talented Ghanaian Gospel singer Yvonne Asamoah-Tawiah, also known as Minister Yvonne who has recently been awarded for being the female songwriter of excellence at the famous Maranatha Awards USA.

Acknowledged as a supremely talented singer and songwriter, Minister Yvonne is famed for her powerful vocal prowess, song writing competencies, world-class music videos, and as an enchanting performer – always winning souls for God and increasingly building her fanbase across the globe.

Maranatha Awards USA is a part of the Maranatha Global Worship Music Awards which is facilitated by the Global Revival Ministry that was founded by Brian Trigga.

Minister Yvonne last week expressed her profound excitement on her social media platforms posting: “waking up to the Lord’s goodness. A massive thanks to all for supporting YAT Ministries. This is my first HONORARY [award] and simply grateful. @maranathaawardsinc_usa God richly bless you for supporting the gospel music ministry…”.

 

The talented musician Yvonne Asamoah-Tawiah who won the enviable UK-based Gospel Artiste of the Year category at the 2021 Ghana Music Award-UK has teased her fans that her highly anticipated album will be dropping in 2022.

She gave the update through portions of her appreciation message post on social media “#thefaithalbulm coming up soon”.

Minister Yvonne, who also doubles as HR Specialist with the British Armed Forces recently got featured on BBC Music Introducing making her the first-ever Ghanaian female Gospel music act to attain such feat at the massive BBC Broadcasting House in London.

The singer has top–charting and destiny transforming songs to her credit: “Conqueror”, “Unchangeable God”, “Besuka” and “Shidaa”.

 

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