Rapper, Koo Ntakra who announced his inclusion in the preselection face for this year’s Midem Artist Accelerator program will be facing his long time admirer and role model, Sarkodie in his bid to make the final cut for the artist/band who will be selected for the Paris program.
The former hitmaker champ is among other sixty one (61) artist/band who were announced for the preselection face last week, making the cut from over thousands of entries received across the globe by the organizers. The Akwapem rapper joins Ghanaian born US based rapper Blitz the Ambassador as the only Ghanaians battling it out among the lot for the final 12 slot.
Earlier this year, it was announced by organizers that, two time Ghana Music Artist of the year and former BET award winner, Sarkodie has been included in the jury which will go through applicants and make the final selection. Koo Ntakra in many interviews ever since his rise to stardom has acknowledged the hardworks of Sarkodie, whom he sees to be one of the major players in the industry he looks up to in building his career as a rapper as well. This will be the very first time both rappers will encounter each other,eventhogh they have shared same stage in the past, and the young one will be looking up to his ‘mentor’ and fellow compatriot to give him the nod in the final selection face to represent Ghana in the June show down in Paris, France.
Midem Artist Accelerator is a four days packed with conferences, competition, networking events and concerts which enables key players within the international music ecosystem to successfully forge business connections, promote music at an international level, sign deals, and discover upcoming trends, talents and service to shape the future of music. This year’s event will mark the 50th anniversary of Midem.
The 2016 Midem will take place in Cannes, France between 3-6 June. Final 12 artist/band will be released in early April according to organizers. We wish, one of Ghana’s brightest music prospect, Koo Ntakra the very best of luck in the final selection process.
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It is remarkable and exciting to observe the re-sprouting of the Ghanaian urban gospel industry. The versatility and creativity attached to the works of the artistes involved is just mind bugling.
The genre, which from onset was described by many as ungodly due to few tweaks in lyrics and rhythm, has without exaggeration, become one of the most accepted and listened to genres not only in Ghana but globally.
Interestingly, I am confident that Ghana and its entirety is yet to experience another storm with regards to pure talent and creativity in the urban gospel fraternity as I introduce Samuel Adjei Sowah, an award winning dancer and singer who domiciles in Switzerland
His entry in this space will undoubtedly draw world attention as his dedication and professionalism in music is unmatched.
After many years of laying low as an entertainer, Samuel adjei Sowah, who now goes by the moniker Bless Sowah, is out with his maiden single and it is mind blowing.
In a detailed interview, the dancer and singer reminisced how he nearly fell prey to the devil and what this song means to his life and career.
“ After winning the National Dance Championship in 1990 and 1995, I became addicted to drugs.
Whiles battling and seeking solutions to this canker of addiction, my mother walked to me one day and asked me to connect with God, else, I would not be able to enjoy life as I want.
I heeded her advice and, while on that task, I promised God if he could help deliver me from this shame, I will sing and shout to his glory. Thankfully, God fulfilled his part of the bargain and it is time to fulfill mine” he said.
jump around, the title for his latest joint sinks so well and tells the Musician’s ordeal not only in rhythm, but captivating lyrics that elevates.
Although not a boxed musician, this gospel tune aims at encouraging believers to praise and give thanks in whatever situation they find themselves. With a background as a dancer, Samuel Adjei Sowah A.K.A Bless Sowah with his producer, Oshogbo complemented the lyrics with a danceable and groovy rhythm, to complete the fun. It touches on relatable day to day issues and the importance of drawing close to God.
The song will be available on all digital platforms 7th April 2023
It is time to enter the house of God with our dancing shoes. Join me and let’s jump around.
Efia Odo Opens Up About New Image, Daddy Issues, Shatta Wale & Past Relationships
Efia Odo has revealed some interesting details about her life. In a recent interview on the Yaa Somuah show, Efia Odo talked about her new music career that has got many people talking She said: “I put all of my feelings and emotions in my music.”
Fans should expect some juicy information in her songs because the entertainer disclosed that her upcoming songs such as ‘Sika’ will detail information on some of her past relationships.
During the interview, Efia Odo also reflected on her relationship with her father. She opened up about how not having a father in her life made her look for love in the wrong places. She said: “I always wish I had a dad, I wish I had that father figure because I would have made better decisions growing up, I look at my young adulthood, my adolescent ages looking for love from a man because I wasn’t getting it. I would have made better decisions when it came to my choice of men”
Efia Odo also opened up about the viral video of her and Shatta Wale, a crazy experience after trying weed for the first time and more. Watch the full interview below:
AJ Sarpong to join Giovani Caleb on 3FM Drive
After news broke on the resignation of Radio and Television personality, AJ Sarpong from her job at Accra-based Citi FM and Citi TV, our sources have confirmed to us that she is heading to 3FM.
She is expected to join Giovani Caleb on the 3FM Drive program.
AJ Sarpong worked for the media outfit for almost 6 years; she hosted “Brunch In The Citi” on Citi FM and was also the host of “Hall of Fame” on Citi TV.
The news of her resignation is coming in on the morning of March 1, 2023 as reported by nydjlive.com.
AJ Sarpong joins a long list of media personalities who have left the media company in recent months, including Jessica Opare Saforo, Kojo Akoto Boateng, Olele Salvador, Kwame Dadzie, Fentuo Tahiru, and Daniel Koranteng.
AJ Sarpong previously worked for the EIB Network, where she hosted the daily entertainment segment on Starr FM’s Mid-Morning show, The Zone with Naa Ashorkor, as well as on TV with Kafui Dey and Baisiwaa on GH One TV’s morning show.
She has two Master’s degrees: one in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism and the other in Brands and Communication Management from the University of Professional Studies in Accra (UPSA).
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