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Benerl drops anthemic rap single ‘Diamond’

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Award-winning and immensely talented Ghanaian singer and songwriter, Benerl, is thrilled to announce the release of his first single of the year, titled ‘Diamond’. This anthemic single is set to enrapture music lovers with its exceptional artistry. Stream here: https://onerpm.link/358725410620

‘Diamond’ explores the challenges that today’s youth face, shedding light on pressing issues such as peer and social pressure and its drawback on mental health. Through his poignant lyrics, Benerl empowers young individuals to take control of their lives, embrace each day with resilience and hold onto hope amidst adversity. 

In the writer’s words: “Do you ever feel you have to go through the worst to be at your best? Well, you really do not have to. I am not asking you not to work hard. But while at it, take time to care for yourself. I know they said the pressure makes a diamond. But remember you’re a person not a diamond!”

Read Also: Photos: Top Nigerian celebs attend Sarkodie’s ‘No Pressure’ album listening in Lagos

Benerl’s unique blend of riveting melodies and inspiring lyrics is poised to enthrall his audience once again. With ‘Diamond,’ he aims to inspire and uplift listeners, offering them a glimpse into his rap prowess and creative depth.

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Apple Music’s ‘The Dotty Show’ to feature Chill Yanos Special

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Apple Music 1’s The Dotty Show’ features Dotty interviewing the artists lighting up Apple Music with the biggest tracks across Hip-Hop, R&B, Afrobeats and everything in between, from across the globe.

 

On the last Wednesday of each month she hosts a special feature on her Worldwide Wednesdays show dedicated to the hottest sounds from around Africa.

 

The first Dotty Show Special of the year is dedicated to Apple Music’s newly launched Chill Yanos playlist and features Kabza De Small, Nkosazana Daughter and Murumba Pitch, as well as an exclusive Africa Now DJ mix from feature artist Rexxie, alongside the hottest new tracks from the hottest rising stars on the continent.

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Tune in and listen to The Dotty Show this Wednesday, February 28th at 2p London / 3p Lagos/Paris / 4p Johannesburg / 6a LA / 9a NYC on Apple Music 1.

Read Also: Apple Music’s ‘The Dotty Show’ to feature Chop Life Special

 

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On Apple Music’s new flagship playlist Chill Yanos, the jazzier elements of Amapiano are spotlighted with tracks from Amapiano pioneer Kabza de Small, Kwazulu Natal-born Amapiano singer-songwriter Nkosazana Daughter and soulful Amapiano duo Murumba Pitch featuring front and centre on this special episode.

 

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Though South Africa’s house scene is dominated by groove-ready tracks, driven by the hypnotic pulse of Amapiano’s log drum, there’s a softer side of the genre that’s a little less turn-up and a little more tranquil, and Chill Yanos provides just that–a backdrop of blissed-out beats and melodic jams to take the edge off.

 

Check out the full episode this Wednesday, February 28th at 2p London / 3p Lagos/Paris / 4p Johannesburg / 6a LA / 9a NYC on Apple Music 1.

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B4bonah Fuses Afrobeats and Dancehall in New Track “Disaster”

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After a three-year hiatus, B4bonah returned to the music scene in 2023 with the tracks “Gb3nz3” and “4m Against.” This year, the Ghanaian artist continues his music release spree with “Disaster.”The track was released on Spotify on January 30 and to other streaming platforms on February 16, 2024. In addition to being his first single of the year, it marks his reunion with his frequent collaborator, Zodivc. The two have worked on several songs together, including “Dear God,” “Jumping Jumping,” and “Work.” 

 

On this compelling fusion of Afrobeats and dancehall, B4bonah shines for over two minutes. On the groovy record, he navigates the complexities of the contemporary world. The track begins with a memorable intro featuring Spanish guitars that immediately grab attention. A prominent element in the track is the electric piano, which adds a unique touch, enhancing the emotional depth of the song. The dancehall groove further infuses an infectious energy, making “Disaster” a noteworthy addition to B4bonah’s discography.

 

Lyrically, “Disaster” is an authentic portrayal of the challenges in the pursuit of success and financial stability. One intriguing aspect of the song’s creation is the revelation that B4bonah recorded “Disaster” on an empty stomach after waiting in line for hours to secure prepaid electricity. This behind-the-scenes glimpse into the artist’s dedication adds an extra layer of authenticity to the narrative embedded in the music.

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B4bonah thoughtfully pours his heart into every note and lyric, conveying a sense of determination and resilience for any struggling person. Serving as a window into the artist’s experiences, it touches on hard work and the pursuit of wealth. The song has the lyrics “sika s3m nti na I’m on the roads tis3 coal tar 3y3 sika naa na y3 di gu so,” which translates to Because of the pursuit of money, I am on the roads; just like coal tar, everything is about money, and we are making progress.” The lyrics express the challenges and struggles of life, emphasizing the importance of money and the desire to achieve financial success. 

 

“Disaster” is a pivotal addition to B4bonah’s discography marked by a fusion of genres and insightful themes. Returning after a hiatus, he maintains his signature style while adding new depth to his work. In the context of his career, “Disaster” becomes a crucial piece in the mosaic, reflecting growth, authenticity, and storytelling. With a career that began to gain prominence with hits like “Dear God” and “My Girl,” B4bonah has consistently showcased his ability to create music that delves into the intricacies of life. The artist’s partnership with producer Zodivc has been instrumental in crafting memorable tracks.

Listen to “Disaster” on your preferred streaming platform.

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Ataaka’s Historic North to the world Concert Sells Out 20k capacity Tamale Sports Stadium

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Tamale, Ghana witnessed a historic moment as musician Ataaka’s concert at the Tamale Sports Stadium sold out, effectively silencing doubters and marking a monumental achievement for the region’s entertainment sphere.

Ataaka’s path to this pinnacle has been one of resilience and unwavering determination. Despite years of skepticism and doubt, he persisted in pursuing his aspirations of achieving a large-scale concert. Fueled by his passion for music and an unshakeable belief in his potential, Ataaka refused to succumb to discouragement.

The announcement of his new album, “North to the World,” and the planned launch concert faced amusement and negativity initially. However, Ataaka remained steadfast in his vision, unwavering in his confidence. On the historic night of the concert, he silenced doubters with resounding success, proving that dreams, no matter how improbable, can be realized through hard work and unwavering belief.

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Ataaka’s triumph transcends personal success; it serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for the entire Northern Ghanaian entertainment industry. The historic sell-out event has the potential to catalyze investor confidence in the region’s creative sector, unlocking numerous opportunities for aspiring artists and fostering a vibrant artistic landscape in the north.

Ataaka’s accomplishment sets the stage for Northern Ghanaian talent to flourish and gain recognition on a national and global scale. While the sold-out stadium stands as a landmark achievement, the positive reception of Ataaka’s album, “North to the World,” on digital platforms further solidifies his artistic merit and positions him for greater heights in his career.

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I WILL RELEASE AN EP ON MY BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR- KOFI KINAATA

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Multiple award winning musician, Kofi Kinaata has confirmed he will release a seven song EP this year.
West Gold as often touted by many of his fans, Kofi Kinaata for over decade in the Ghanaian music space has never released a collection.

However his single records and features have propelled him to be ranked amongst the best musicians in the country and making waves across the globe.

Kofi Kinaata has to his credit the Songwriter of the Year in the Ghana Music Awards for three consecutive times among other prestigious awards.

In spite of these laurels, the Made in Taadi hitmaker, has been under pressure to release a music collection to cement his expertise.

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However speaking in an exclusive interview on Empire FM’s , ShowBiz Today , a weekend entertainment show , Kofi Kinaata ,emphasised that he is unperturbed by such pressure since in his field he is not eager to engage anyone .

He however revealed, “ this year I am releasing an EP on my birthday , 15TH April , I had even wanted to drop it last December but I delayed it.”
“It will be at least a seven song EP, for those who are asking for a body of work”, he added.
He further noted that how the EP performs would determine if he will release an album or not.

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AMOS K RELEASES ‘VOICES + TRAP TILL WE GHOST’

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Fast-rising Ghanaian artiste, Amos K has officially released two songs to kick-start the year. The two-pack project comprises the songs; “Trap Till We Ghost” and “Voices,” both of which focus on the themes of perseverance, inner strength and overcoming life’s many hurdles.

Amos K chants “the trap life is what I know now,” as the first words on “Trap Till We Ghost,” and that embodies the spirit of the entire song. He boldly raps on the self-produced melodic rap song about resilience and pushing forward against all odds.

With direct punch lines and bars filled with street-slangs heavily delivered in pidgin, the song easily resonates with the rapper’s youthful audience. Amos K raps about staying true to oneself, grinding and pushing forward no matter what.

On the other hand, “Voices” takes a deep dive into the internal struggles and conflicts that many individuals face. Delivering thought-provoking lyrics on Amapiano drums is rare and Amos K might have hacked a sound that provokes self-reflection while on the dance floor. “Voices,” navigates the complexities of silencing internal voices and proving external and internal forces wrong. It’s a raw and emotional track that invites listeners to confront their own inner demons while championing the strength of the human spirit.

“Most of the emotions in the songs are just me, how I feel and the same message I have been preaching with my songs,” he told Amplify Ghana.

Amos K also disclosed that “the project is to motivate people, particularly on “Voices,” where the message is to prove both external forces and our internal voices wrong.”

Known for producing Drill songs that shy away from the crushing theme of the genre, Amos K has yet again established himself as the voice of reason in an unconventional way with this two-pack project.

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