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Only intelligent people sing Reggae – Wegeiwor

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Wegeiwor – Ghanaian Gospel Singer cum Lecturer at the University of Ghana has landed a big punch! The Singer in an interview says nobody can do a good Reggae song until they are clever enough.

Explaining her words further, she said, “you have to be very deep in knowledge, very philosophical and conscious enough to find the right words to put together as a Reggae song. I am yet to find one Reggae Singer who is not intelligent.”

Watch the full interview here on Youtube:

Wegiwor released a debut single called “First Love” off her upcoming EP ‘Ibada’. She is due to release a next one ‘Zaman Duniya’ before the full EP comes out.

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Listen to “First Love” here on Digital Stores: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/wegeiwor/first-love

Watch Official Video for “First Love”, directed by Mo Sambo:

Wegeiwor who is currently on a media tour to promote her upcoming EP titled “Ibada” was having a radio conversation with Abeiku Santana on Okay 101.7fm. follow her on her social media pages below

Facebook: Wegeiwor
Instagram: @WegeiworMusic
Twitter: @WegeiworMusic

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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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Kwesi Arthur partners Tieme Music on new project “This is not the Tape III”

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Kwesi Arthur partners Tieme Music on new project “This is not the Tape III”

Tieme Music, a leading Ghanaian-owned music distribution company, proudly announces its partnership with Ghanaian sensational artist, Kwesi Arthur, the partnership gives right to Tieme Music for the distribution of Kwesi Arthur’s new project “This is not the Tape III” on all digital streaming platforms. The first release under the new partnership is Kwesi Arthur’s ‘Jungle’ music featuring IDK.

For an act such as Kwesi Arthur who has over the years risen to the top of Ghana’s music scene, renowned for his captivating sound and dynamic artistry, joins the Tieme Music team with enthusiasm and purpose. This partnership only seems right as it comes at a time Kwesi Arthur is looking to expand his reach into new markets globally and expressing his commitment to supporting Ghanaian-owned music companies and entrepreneurship in the music space. He mentioned that over the short period of time he’s impressed with what the brand Tieme Music is doing in the Ghanaian music industry and is ready to partner them to work hand in hand in putting Ghana music on the map.

Franck Osei also known as Osei Da Producer, the CEO of Tieme Music was thrilled to announce the partnership with Kwesi Arthur. “The partnership marks an exciting chapter in our company and we couldn’t be more honored to amplify Kwesi Arthur’s incredible talent to audiences worldwide. Together, we’re poised to redefine the music landscape and bring unforgettable experiences to fans everywhere.”

Tieme Music was established in 2022 and has quickly gained success with acts like Jay Bahd, Reggie Osei, Kwaku DMC, Skyface SDW, Ko-Jo Cue, Beeztrap KOTM, Himra (Cote d’ivoire), Xlimkid and other amazing talents on their roster.

For more enquiries, kindly contact us on social media: tiememusic. Email: support@tiememusic.com

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Rapper Tulenkey Drops Intense 4-Track EP ‘Bad Friends’

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Rapper Tulenkey presents his first release of the year, a four-track EP entitled “Bad Friends”.

Join Tulenkey on a musical journey where the voices in his head morph into deceptive companions. Each track becomes a chapter, recounting the internal conflicts and self-doubt that characterize this intricate dance between Tulenkey and the negative influences that disguise themselves as friends.

Featuring guest appearances by Kweku Flick, Oseikrom Sikanii & Beeztrap KOTM, this musical journey challenges the conventional norms of storytelling, with each song depicting the profound impact of unchecked negativity. The EP confronts the stigma surrounding mental health, encouraging listeners to empathize with the internal battles faced by many, resulting in a project that is relatable and intense simultaneously.

Following the exclusive launch of the EP in Accra on Friday 16th February, this latest project by the dynamic Ghanaian rapper went live on all digital stores over the weekend. “Bad Friends” is available on all digital streaming platforms now.

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King Promise and DJ Lord OTB Bring Ghanaian Vibes to Gambia in Epic Independence Day Celebration

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On February 17, 2024, the vibrant sounds of Ghana boomed through the streets of Gambia as award-winning singer and songwriter King Promise and Ghana’s Best DJ, DJ Lord OTB, headlined an exciting Independence Day celebration. CFG Management and African Boss Entertainment organized the concert, which turned out to be a music-filled spectacle that made an unforgettable impression on Gambian music fans’ hearts.

Gambia’s Independence Day celebrations reached new heights as King Promise and DJ Lord OTB teamed up to produce a night of musical delight. The concert, which gathered admirers from all around Gambia, became a celebration of both national pride and a common love of Ghanaian music. As King Promise stepped onto the stage, the warm welcome from patrons was palpable. Gambia’s music enthusiasts sang along passionately, word for word, to every song performed by King Promise, showcasing the universal appeal of his music.

Even songs containing Ghanaian dialects were embraced with enthusiasm.
CFG Management and African Boss Entertainment succeeded in curating an event that not only celebrated Gambia’s Independence Day but also bridged cultural gaps through the universal language of music. The success of the concert solidifies the growing international appeal of Ghanaian artists.
Below are some excerpts from the event.

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“COVID-19” inspired my “Aseda”single – Michael K. Okyere recounts

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Versatile musician Michael K. Okyere has recently released a single titled “Aseda,” which was inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. The article explores the meaning behind the song and how Okyere found inspiration during this challenging time.

The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably affected people’s lives across the globe. From the devastating loss of lives to the economic downturn, it has created an unprecedented situation for everyone. However, amid the chaos and uncertainty, many individuals have found solace and inspiration in unlikely places.

One such person is Michael K. Okyere, a talented and versatile musician known for his ability to captivate audiences with his unique fusion of various music genres. When the pandemic struck, Okyere found himself reflecting on the prevailing circumstances and sought a way to channel his emotions into his art.

The result was the creation of his latest single, “Aseda,” which means “thanks” in the Akan language spoken in Ghana, Okyere’s home country. The song serves as a tribute to the resilience and gratitude of individuals during these challenging times.

Okyere shares that “Aseda” was born out of his desire to express his deep appreciation for life and the strength of the human spirit. He witnessed people coming together, supporting each other, and finding joy in the simplest of things despite the hardships they faced. The song aims to inspire listeners to focus on gratitude and appreciate the little things that often go unnoticed.

The upbeat and catchy melody of “Aseda” mirrors the message of hope and positivity that Okyere intends to convey. By merging traditional Ghanaian rhythms with contemporary sounds, he manages to create a musical fusion that resonates with a wide audience. The song’s infectious energy invites listeners to immerse themselves in the celebration of life and their ability to overcome adversity.

While the pandemic has presented numerous challenges for musicians and artists, Okyere has channeled his creativity into creating meaningful and inspiring content. He believes that music has the power to uplift souls and connect people, even in the toughest of times.

Through “Aseda,” Michael K. Okyere hopes to remind listeners that amidst the chaos and uncertainty, there is still much to be grateful for. The song serves as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of gratitude in finding solace and joy even in challenging circumstances.

As an artiste, his ability to find inspiration in difficult times demonstrates his dedication to his craft and his commitment to spreading positivity through music. “Aseda” is a testament to his versatility and talent, showcasing his ability to merge different musical styles to create a vibrant and captivating masterpiece.

Enjoy the song below

https://youtu.be/vInPF-NKMic?si=mFS0mfw8CAX0YEtd

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