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MOSAIC: The Gold Coast Report’s New Live Podcast Show

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In seeking to grow the podcast community in Ghana and beyond, Africa’s leading podcast network – The Gold Coast Report (GCR) – launched its latest live podcast show dubbed MOSAIC, at the Nubuke Foundation on November 27, 2021.

The event brought together lovers of podcasts, including the over 14 podcast shows created by Gold Coast Report.

MOSAIC provided a conducive environment for people, both young and old, to connect, network, interact with brands and engage in impactful conversations while having fun at the same time.

Hosted by Helen Appiah-Ampofo, the event had guest speakers and various GCR show hosts who engaged in fun and exciting conversations intermeshed with entertaining audience participation.

The event had three sessions that were hosted by Abby and Leonie; Yaw Ofosu Larbi and Smyly; Melika Boateng and Gerald Quaynor; with Ms Adjei (Director of Afternoon Jump), Ko-Jo Cue (musician) and Obed (a member of the SuperJazzClub) as guests respectively.

The audience were treated to good music in between the sessions by Eff The DJ, MC Nel, and DJ KO; as well as drinks from sponsors: Fika Teahouse, Jameson, and Django. Other sponsors of the event include Aftown, Bolt, YAKA, FanMilk, Respect and JamJar.

As a quarterly event, MOSAIC, promises to be even more exciting, as GCR aims grow the platform to provide opportunities for interested partners to engage with a vibrant and exciting community.

To be a part of upcoming MOSAIC events, reach out to GCR at [email protected].

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And if you haven’t listened to any of the podcasts created by GCR, you can access them via listentogcr.com, and follow them on social media for updates on the various shows.

Video recap to embed: https://twitter.com/GoldCoastReport/status/1465408796939989004?s=20

 

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Yemi Alade shares new single “Tomorrow” ahead of upcoming album

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Global Afropop superstar Yemi Alade has released a new single “Tomorrow”— an upbeat track that speaks on the importance of the gift of tomorrow and its promise for a better day. (more…)

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J. Cole gets Slizzy on Cash Cobain’s new single “Grippy”

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April’s Billboard Rookie of the Month and multi-hyphenate NYC mainstay Cash Cobainhas enlisted rap superstar J. Cole for “Grippy”, a new version of his acclaimed 2023 song “Dunk Contest” (8M Streams).

Marking the first collaboration between the pair, “Grippy”sees the hip-hop heavyweight offer his most flex-worthy rhymes over Cobain’s signature sexy drill production. The track arrives amidst a hot streak for the rapper and producer, who recently linked up with Ice Spice for the long-awaited video remix for “Fisherrr” (feat. BaySwag) (26M Streams), which marked her third feature ever. It’s been a massive week for Cobain, who just featured alongside Charlie Wilson on Don Toliver’s new single “Attitude”, appeared on A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s “Body”, and produced Lancey Foux’s “Gotta Get U”, showcasing why COMPLEX proclaimed that summer 2024 is “looking very slizzy”.

After steadily garnering momentum with R-rated anthems over his own ethereal production — pioneering the playful sexy drill sound and Slizzy Movementthat he’s now taking to mainstream heights — Cash Cobain is primed for his moment in the spotlight. Following the success of smash singles “Dunk Contest” and “Fisherrr”, the latter of which is being hailed as an early contender for song of the summer, Cobain has since hit 3M Monthly Listeners on Spotify, entered the Top 3 NYC Shazam Charts, and occupied the #1 and #3 slots of the NYC Apple Music Charts as well as #45 on theUrban Radio Charts. With recent releases “Dunk Contest” (watch his Genius Open Mic appearance), the Ice Spice-assisted remix for “Fisherrr” (feat. BaySwag), and now the J. Cole-featuring “Grippy”, Cash Cobain is elevating his signature sound — and showcasing its ever-growing widespread appeal in the process.

Last month, Cobain took over NYC with his ‘Slizzy Fest’ birthday show at Irving Plaza, a night that boasted a stacked lineup of New York’s finest along with rumors of a surprise set from a certain A-list superstar. After the hype reached a fever pitch, the growing crowd caused security concerns and the show was ultimately canceled –– but Cobain still wanted to give the fans their money’s worth. So he led the crowd down the street into Union Square and threw a makeshift show with just his crew, a Bluetooth speaker — and hundreds of adoring fans (read ‘I Went to Cash Cobain’s Slizzyfest and All I Got Was That Classic NYC Feeling’ via Rolling Stone and his statement in Billboard). Cobain has since teased potential collaborations with Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Don Toliver (seen filming a music video here), Lil Yachty and more –– a sure sign of the worldwide stardom soon to come.

These recent releases arrive on the heels of a career-minting 2023 year that wrapped with the production of PinkPantheress’ “Nice To Meet You” (feat. Central Cee), which debuted at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Cobain recently starred alongside her in a nationally-syndicated Apple commercial for the new MacBook). Previous months also saw Cobain produce Drake’s “Calling For You” (feat. 21 Savage), which debuted at #5on the Billboard Hot 100, DJ Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack x Audemars Piguet event, and release his critically-acclaimed debut solo album Pretty Girls Love Slizzy with Giant Music.

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Please find links to stream “Grippy” (feat. J. Cole) below, and stay tuned for more announcements:

 

“GRIPPY” (FEAT. J. COLE)  – OUT NOW

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KING PROMISE FEATURING SARKODIE & OLIVETHEBOY – FAVORITE STORY

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Ghanaian afrobeats sensation, King Promise announces his Third Studio album “TRUE TO SELF” after successful releases where he stormed the charts with Terminator, Perfect Combi and Paris.

Favorite Story is a great song with elements of classical Ghanaian hit “ASO” by Kwabena Kwabena. Listen Link: https://kingpromise.lnk.to/FavouriteStory

King Promise has developed a unique sound with an international appeal. Drawing inspiration from Ghanaian Highlife, Afrobeats and R&B he has created a sound of his own. In 2017, his talent was first recognized with his breakout single “Oh yeah”

followed by a string of successful singles that put him in position to be one of Ghana’s most promising musical talents. His debut album “As Promised” was released in 2019 to critical acclaim and featured international stars such as Raye and Wizkid. His following album “5 Star” was set on an even bigger scale and featured Omah Lay, Headie One, Chance the Rapper, WSTRN to name a few. Outside music, King Promise has also used his platform for social change and to support charitable causes all across Ghana.

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OLMYTI Kojo Atinka Makes A Triumphant Return To Music As He Delivers On “Kaya” Off Tofamba’s EP “Road To Kpandai”

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Ghanaian musician OLMYTI Kojo Atinka has made a stunning return to the music scene, by innating music lovers and fans with his feature on the song “Kaya” from his label mate Tofamba’s latest EP, “Road To Kpandai”.

The collaboration and the various videos of him singing the song have not only rejuvenated Atinka’s career but also sparked widespread excitement and curiosity among netizens, leading many to ask why such a formidable talent went into some form of hiding.

In response to the many questions on his social media pages about why he decided to go on this hiatus from music, OLMYTI Kojo Atinka explained that he felt there was a need to pause music for a while and focus on his side hustle to raise enough funds so he could invest in his crafts since the music space in Ghana lacks investors.

Currently, Atinka is back with his feature on “Kaya”, a song from his label mate Tofamba’s EP, “Road To Kpandai”.

In a recent interaction about the collaboration, Atinka stated; “It was the greatest mutual feeling ever, felt like we’ve known each other for decades” and the synergy is evident in the track, which has received positive feedback from fans and critics alike ever since the EP was released in October, 2023.

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Speaking about his goals for the release, he disclosed that it is both personal and professional as he aims to satisfy his creative urges while also making a significant impact on his career.

As he promotes the single, Atinka has been actively engaging with his fans by releasing several viral videos showcasing his talent.

Ahead of the official release of the viral video for “Kaya” released on May 23rd, with a follow-up release on May 30th, he is leaving no stone unturned.

The video which is directed by the talented Nana Ampadu, promises to be a visual treat that complements the powerful lyrics and dynamic performance by Atinka and Tofamba.

OLMYTI Kojo Atinka , born Emmanuel Kojo Bentil on January 16, 1990, began his musical journey at a young age, performing on prestigious stages like FunWorld, Kiddafest, and Recognize.

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He attended Wesley Grammar School, where he continued to hone his musical talents.

His early career saw him recording with renowned sound engineers such as Roro, Appietus, and Wei Ye Oteng. At the age of 13, Atinka was already a prominent figure in the Ghanaian music scene.

One of his notable achievements was the cover version of Sarkodie’s “You Go Kill Me”, which garnered over 30,000 views on YouTube and Facebook, marking a significant milestone in his career.

His vibrant performances and collaborations with artists like Tinny, Myke Kesse, TicTac, and Samini further solidified his reputation as a talented rapper before his hiatus and he has promised that his return with Tofamba on “Kaya” is just the beginning of what promises to be an exciting new chapter in his career.

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Ras Kuuku Releases New Album “Road of Evil,” Addressing Social Issues

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Renowned Ghanaian reggae and dancehall artist, Ras Kuuku has finally released his latest studio album, titled “Road of Evil,” under the PUOM Music label.

This highly anticipated 10-track album showcases Ras Kuuku’s versatile talent and his commitment to addressing personal and social themes through his music.

“Road of Evil” features a robust line-up of ten tracks, each bringing a unique flavor to the album.

Ras Kuuku, known for his powerful voice and lyrical prowess, on this latest album brings a mix of melodies.

“Road of Evil,” the title track, sets the tone with a strong reggae rhythm, addressing the struggles and challenges faced in society. This track, produced by BozyBeat and mixed by Caskeysonit, highlights the essence of the album with its thought-provoking lyrics and compelling sound.

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The collaboration with Kwesi Amewuga on “Krom” is another highlight, as it stands out as a testament to Ras Kuuku’s ability to blend traditional and contemporary sounds seamlessly.

Ras Kuuku, whose real name is Kojo Kurankye, has been a significant figure in the Ghanaian music scene, known for his dedication to reggae and dancehall genres. His music often reflects his roots and the socio-political issues affecting Ghana and Africa at large.

With “Road of Evil,” the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year award winner at the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) continues to build on his legacy, using his platform to speak on pertinent issues while entertaining his audience with his unique talent.

Available on all Digital Stores – https://mipromo.ffm.to/raskuuku-roadofevil

Road To Evil Music Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTjAXQNlUP0

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Medikal verse on Nanky’s song goes viral after recent issues with Fella

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Medikal has found a wave of support from fellow Ghanaian musicians and fans in the wake of his recent social media posts hinting at challenging times. Fans have flooded his channels with messages urging him to “stay strong” and “take it easy.”

Adding to the sentiment, a beautiful song titled “Confusion” by Nanky, featuring Medikal, has seen a resurgence in popularity online. Listeners are connecting with Medikal’s verse 3 years ago, finding his lyrics relatable to his current situation.

Nanky himself reached out to Medikal on Instagram, offering words of encouragement and urging him to stay strong. You can see the message here: https://www.instagram.com/p/C7ONxPDMNg1

Meanwhile, Nanky is riding high on the success of his recently released Afrobeat jam titled “Duro,” dedicated to celebrating the beauty of women in all its forms.

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Stream Duro on preferred music stores now – https://album.link/i/1735233954

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