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Mr Mageek shoots for perfection with long-awaited debut album “The Brother of Wisdom”

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The Sabi Boy Entertainment don’s long-awaited 17-track debut album delivers a lit soundscape that happens to be easy on the ear thanks to an excellent assortment of genres, production and exciting cross-country features. Stream or download Mr Mageek’s “The Brother of Wisdom” across all digital platforms here: https://fanlink.to/mrmageek-thebow

Seventeen songs for a debut album might be a rare luxury per today’s standards; the level of motivation needed to pull that off is indeed god-tier. But Mr Mageek somehow found this motivation, and in one of his darkest moments: “I lost my brother in April 2016 and progress on my first album was the last big conversation we had, so I had to honor him with it after he passed. He aspired to be an artist like me!”.

From this point, it’s easy to write off “The BOW” – The Brother of Wisdom – as an introspective, heartfelt goodbye from the Ghana-based Nigerian artist to his late brother. But it’s not. Rather, Mr Mageek masks his pain to deliver a lit soundscape. And in all honesty, though the 17-track debut album may seem unwieldy at first glance, it happens to be easy on the ear thanks to an excellent assortment of genres, production and exciting cross-country features.

Across its 17-tracks, Mr Mageek – piece by piece – establishes himself as an artist with a good scope, collaborating with fellow country stars and Ghanaian artists alike to talk love; ‘Fallen’ (featuring Issi & Don Itchi), ‘Bubble It’ (featuring Nana Borro), ‘Confirm’ (featuring Rex), ‘Tell Me,’ ‘Ping Pong’ and ‘Odo’ (featuring Teemanay); or about his money, like on the aptly-named ‘Money’ and ‘Blessing’ with Graham D and Dremo respectively. The ‘Yenti’ crooner doesn’t skimp on the party vibes either, delivering ‘Dance,’ ‘Party With Us’ and ‘Shut Down’ – the latter two tapping 1Deezy and Magnito for each, before embracing Hip-Hop with feature-packed songs like the GH Remix of ‘Blessings’ which enlists Ghanaian stars: Opanka, Strongman and $pacely, next to a ‘Sabi Boy Remix’ that sees Flamez, Mansamilli and Blaqice fill in as potent guests.

Despite keeping stoic and leaning heavily into the love sphere, there’s no denying that Mr Mageek is still trying to overcome – or at least has, and the prayerful interlude off the album’s intro ‘Everything Clear’ embodies his transition from pain to who he’s worked hard to become over the years: an entertainer. Not every tribute must be depressing, and with the mindset of an overcomer, Mr Mageek extracts his pain into seventeen lovely songs that subtly honor the life of his now late brother eternally.

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Ess Thee Legend shows off her bold new style in Afro-soul stunner ‘Abyss’

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In a surprise ground-breaking move, Mad Woman, the avant-garde women-led agency nurturing creativity, proudly unveils its first female talent, Ess Thee Legend (formerly known as Essilfie). (more…)

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Kwabena Boateng’s ‘Baba’ is a powerful song overflowing with blessings

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Ghanaian gospel artist, Kwabena Boateng steps into 2024 full of praise and adoration for God in his first release of the year, ‘Baba.’ Join him and thousands more on this radiant track now. ‘Baba’ is available to stream in all music stores worldwide here: https://fanlink.to/KB-baba

‘Baba’ is an anthem guaranteed to lift your spirits in the mornings and get your day off to a thriving start. Its vocals and message are reinvigorating. They bounce atop its upbeat production with a grace that will whisk you into a mood of worship. And the experience is cathartic.

Kwabena Boateng employs simple yet powerful lyrics to sing of the Lord’s faithfulness. He rallies his audience to praise God with him, using Psalm 106:1 as his cornerstone: “Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for he is steadfast love endures forever!”

Last week (February 16), the singer got his fans buzzing after he announced ‘Baba’ on via his social media accounts. It marked the long-awaited comeback for the ‘Conquer’ star since his 2022 EP “Saved By Grace” with the powerful words: “I know this song is going to bless you.” Don’t miss it.

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CAPE TOWN’S SHAANCPT AND SHANEY JAY UNVEIL DEBUT AMAPIANO COLLABORATION WITH “CAN’T HELP IT”

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Excitement is building as Cape Town’s very own ShaanCPT and Shaney Jay join forces for the first time, presenting their debut amapiano collaboration, “Can’t Help It.” Set to drop on February 23rd, this track marks the beginning of a promising partnership between the two talents. While the music video is currently in the works, the anticipation is growing for a visual spectacle to accompany the infectious beats.

ShaanCPT’s chart-topping success on multiple radio stations across the country has laid a solid foundation for this collaboration. Teaming up with two-time SAMA nominated producer Shaney Jay adds a new dimension to ShaanCPT’s musical journey, promising a fresh sound that fans are eagerly awaiting.

The refrain of “I can’t help it” in the song adds a catchy and relatable element, showcasing the duo’s ability to create music that resonates with a broad audience. The synergy between ShaanCPT’s magnetic vocals and Shaney Jay’s production expertise is expected to set a new standard in the amapiano genre.

As fans await the release of “Can’t Help It,” they can look forward to witnessing the first musical chapter of this dynamic collaboration between ShaanCPT and Shaney Jay. For both artists, this marks a significant milestone in their musical careers, and the industry is buzzing with anticipation.

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Wendy Shay Returns with a Bang in Emotional Afrobeats Single ‘Holy Father’

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Wendy Shay is set to drop her first single of the year! Wendy’s last single “Africa Money” was talk of the town in the last quarter of 2023, but now she’s returning with a bang with her latest single,  scheduled to drop on Friday, February 23rd 2024. 

The song is titled “Holy Father”, and it’s an inspirational afrobeats song crafted with the intention of touching lives and giving hope to the hopeless. On the song, Wendy declares that an Angel will definitely come for them in their hard times as they grind to make it in life.

Produced by Samsney, “Holy Father” features none other than poum president Ras Kuuku.

Listen here: https://onerpm.link/holy-father

The “Survivor” hitmaker has a lot in store this year, including a lot of collaborations from both local and international artistes. The Rufftown Records signee was Boomplay’s top streamed female artiste in 2023, and hopes to continue the same in 2024 with this freshly minted banger. 

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“Holy Father” is available on all digital streaming platforms.

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Apple Music reveals Lasmid as the latest Up Next Artist in Ghana

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Apple Music today announced the latest musician to be featured in its Up Next artist development program in Ghana, is Afrobeats singer-songwriter, Lasmid (real name Nathaniel Ladsmid Owusu).

 

“I’m super elated to be selected for Up Next in Ghana for February. Apple Music has also been like a family, supporting me since day one,” he tells Apple Music. “Get ready to experience the infectious rhythms, captivating vocals, and irresistible energy that define Lasmid’s signature sound. Lasmid is UP NEXT!”

 

After attracting the attention of the country by winning Ghana’s MTN Hitmaker reality show in 2019, Lasmid released a string of singles that laid the foundation for him to explore a fusion of Afrobeats and Highlife. The release of his single “Friday Night” (2022) gave him his first taste of viral and chart success, and also saw him venture into more pop-rooted territory, while maintaining an impossible groove.

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Nathaniel Ladsmid Owusu known professionally as Lasmid is a talented Ghanian Singer who is deemed to be one of the fastest rising voices in the new corp of west African talents breaking boundaries and setting global records via the Afrobeats and Highlife genre.

 

It was alongside JZyNO that he achieved massive viral success with “Butta My Bread”(2023) though, releasing a string of Afropop singles including “Bad Boy” (2023) and “Fiona”(2023) feat. Fazil. His latest single “PUUL” (2024) once again puts his smooth vocals on display, underpinned by a catchy chorus and melody.

 

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As the latest Up Next act to be spotlighted in Ghana, Lasmid will be featured across Apple Music’s Up Next playlist https://apple.co/3eITdJd. The curated Up Next playlist features a dynamic class of new and emerging artists, thoughtfully hand-picked by Apple Music editors from around the world. The playlist is genre agnostic and represents a line-up of artists our global editors are passionate about and eager to expose to a larger audience.

 

The vast global Up Next roster of past talent includes Grammy-nominated and critically lauded talent like 6lack, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., Greta Van Fleet, Khalid, Amy Shark, Billie Eilish, Sabrina Claudio, Sigrid, Mr Eazi, Stefflon Don, Bad Bunny, Juice WLRD, Bazzi, Jax Jones, NCT 127, Summer Walker, Tierra Whack, Dean Lewis, Pink Sweat$, Koffee, Megan Thee Stallion, Burna Boy, Clairo, Lunay, Jessie Reyez, Orville Peck, Victoria Monét, Ingrid Andress, Conan Gray, Don Toliver, Rema, BENEE, Holly Humberstone, Natanael Cano, Givēon, beabadoobee, Arlo Parks, Tate McRae, Foushee and Tems.

 

About Apple Music’s Up Next Program

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Up Next is Apple Music’s monthly artist program geared towards identifying, showcasing and elevating rising star talent. Each month, Apple Music’s editorial team selects an artist to promote, utilizing the full force of the platform to raise awareness of the artist to its growing global audience of music fans. The vast Up Next roster of past talent includes Grammy-nominated and critically lauded talent like 6lack, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., Greta Van Fleet, Khalid, Amy Shark, Billie Eilish, Sabrina Claudio, Sigrid, Mr Eazi, Stefflon Don, Bad Bunny, Juice WLRD, Bazzi, Jax Jones, NCT 127, Summer Walker, Tierra Whack, Dean Lewis, Pink Sweat$, Koffee, Megan Thee Stallion, Burna Boy, Clairo, Lunay, Jessie Reyez, Orville Peck, Victoria Monét, Ingrid Andress, Conan Gray, Don Toliver, Rema, BENEE, Holly Humberstone, Natanael Cano, Givēon, beabadoobee, Arlo Parks, Tate McRae, Zoe Wees, Morray, Fousheé, Amorphous, Tems, Parker McCollum, Jay Wheeler, Shenseea, Omar Apollo, Jvck James and aespa.

 

In 2022, Apple Music’s Up Next artist program expanded into its sixth year and includes a curated companion Up Next playlist featuring a dynamic class of new and emerging artists, thoughtfully hand-picked by Apple Music editors from around the world. The playlist is genre and country agnostic and represents a line-up of artists our global editors are passionate about and eager to expose to a larger audience. In March 2021, Apple Music expanded the Up Next program to feature localized campaigns that highlight artists across the U.S., U.K., Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Greater China, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Netherlands, Nigeria, Nordics, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and Turkey.

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Experience Love’s Many Facets with Black Majesty’s Soul-Stirring EP

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Ghanaian musician Black Majesty has graced the music scene with a soul-stirring EP titled ‘Songs of Majesty (I)’, a mesmerizing compilation of four tracks designed to serenade listeners with tales of love and devotion. (more…)

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