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Producer, Coptic gives talented rappers a chance to feature on new mixtape

Billboard topping producer, Coptic in a quest to bring African and US hip-hop together, is putting together a new mixtape called “Revolution”.  Members of his www.TheBlackStarLine.com network have the choice of submitting their song to be approved for the mixtape. At least one lucky and talented member will win a spot on ‘The Black Star […]

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copticBillboard topping producer, Coptic in a quest to bring African and US hip-hop together, is putting together a new mixtape called “Revolution”.  Members of his www.TheBlackStarLine.com network have the choice of submitting their song to be approved for the mixtape. At least one lucky and talented member will win a spot on ‘The Black Star Line Mixtape Vol 2’. If you are interested, please email the song and all info to musik4bsl@gmail.com.

In February this year, Coptic released the much-awaited ‘Black Star Line Mixtape Vol 1’. The mixtapes which was hosted by DJ Black (Ghana) and Lee Kasumba (South Africa) was available to members of www.TheBlackStarLine.com for listening and downloading.  ‘The Black Star Line Mixtape Vol 1’ features songs from some of the best rappers from Africa and America as well as several collaborations between a number of the featured artists. . It features: Raekwon, Kwaw Kesse(Ghana), DBlack(Ghana), Havoc, Prince Eddie Atlas(Uganda), Black Rob, Iwan(Ghana), ModeNine(Nigeria), Abass Abass (Senegal), Lufu(Tanzania), Smif-n-Wessun, Makhtar(Senegal), Dead Prez, Dumi Right(Zimbabwe), M.anifest(Ghana), Memphis Bleek, Wanlov & M3nsa(FOKN Bois), Mugeez (Ghana), Mr Veezy(Zambia), Arabian Knightz(Egypt), Trigmatic(Ghana), Abass Abass(Senegal), Don Klemente(DRC), Gibril Da African(Ghana), Meta & The Cornerstones(Senegal),  and Asem(Ghana).

‘The Black Star Line Mixtape Vol 1’ is a precursor to ‘Close to My Roots’, s a project dedicated to creating great music featuring African and American artists and exposing the “true” African sound and its musicians to the global music market. Eric “Coptic” Matlock, the producer of this album, who was born and raised in Ghana believes that Africa has a strong Hip Hop, Reggae and Cultural Rap presence that is often overlooked in regards to its worldwide musical influence. “The continent has many talented artists that need to be exposed to the rest of the world,” he comments.

Ghana-born Eric Kwabena Mattlock migrated to the U.S. at 13 and started producing music years later. He since has produced records for The Notorious B.I.G (If I Should Die Before I Wake & Living The Life), Puff Daddy aka “Diddy” (I Need A Girl), Jermaine Dupri (All That’s Gotta Go), Ma$e, KRS-One, Shyne and countless other successful artists on their platinum plus albums.

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Rita Dominic arrives in England with her ‘best gals’ ahead of her white wedding on Saturday

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After breaking the internet with her traditional wedding ceremony back in April, Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic is gearing up for her white wedding. (more…)

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Juliet Bawuah wins Sports Journalist of the Year at the GJA Awards

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Juliet Bawuah wins Sports Journalist of the Year at the GJA Awards

TV3’s Juliet Bawuah was adjudged the Sports Journalist of the Year at the recently held Ghana Journalists Association Awards in Accra.

 

Juliet’s story titled ‘Rugby at the Beach: Young players take baby steps in Famous sport’ won her the coveted prize at the event, which is in its 26th year.

 

Set in Teshie and Nungua in Ghana’s capital, Accra, the story highlighted the plight of young Rugby players who go through visible challenges to learn a sport they have grown accustomed to.

 

Juliet’s story explored the lines between danger and passion and daring to dream.

 

The biggest award for Sports journalists in Ghana, the Sports Journalist of the Year adds to a stellar career pool of recognition for Juliet, who is one of the country’s most loved brands.

 

The 26th GJA Awards was held under the theme: ‘Walking the Path Towards Ghana’s Economic Recovery: The Role of the Media’.

 

A number of dignitaries including the US Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia E. Palmer and Justice of the Supreme Court (JSC) Yonny Kulendi were present at the event.

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I love only women romantically; for men, it’s all business- Kwabena Kwabena

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Ghanaian Highlife musician, Kwabena Kwabena has expressed his love for women on countless occasions in his songs, however, he loves them too in real life. (more…)

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Antoine Mensah set to host 5th edition of ACCES 2022 in Tanzania

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Ghana’s seasoned radio personality, Antoine Mensah returns to host this year’s ACCES music conference. The 3-day event set to take place in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is in its 5th year running. The annual conference brings together musicians, tour agents, managers, labels, distribution agencies, and music industry stakeholders for a series of workshops and sessions. Antoine Mensah returns to host the conference for a third time since the 2019 edition in Ghana.

The Music In Africa Conference For Collaborations, Exchange And Showcases, or simply ACCES, is the leading pan-African platform for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and accelerate the shaping of a vibrant music sector in Africa.

ACCES is held in a different African city every year, attracting delegates from across the world. The event offers a dynamic programme designed to benefit local participants and visiting delegates who typically represent the whole music value chain. The festival will take place from the 24th to the 26th of November, 2022.

Antoine Mensah who started off his radio career 12 years ago at Choice 102.3 FM has since grown his influence in the music business landscape across Africa. His career has seen him run in Vibe, Live FM and recently Atlantis Radio. As cofounder of music streaming platform aftownmusic, Antoine comes to the table with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the music business, having worked in artist management, festival directing, label administration, business development and marketing.

His role as a new media & event consultant has him hands on major projects with Global Citizen, Ayoba and new pan African TV station, MX24. He currently hosts the Smooth Alternative on Atlantis Radio in addition to his AMPodcast series.
Instagram: antoine_mensah

Twitter: @antoine_mensah

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The moment Fred Amugi got emotional seeing himself on a billboard

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Legendary actor, Fred Amugi’s dream of being on a billboard has come to pass. (more…)

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Yvonne Okoro looks “18” on her 38th birthday

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Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Okoro is celebrating her birthday today, November, 25. (more…)

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