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Sarkodie’s virtual concert with CEEK was groundbreaking – KJ Spio

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KJ Spio, the Creative Director for CEEK, an award-winning developer of premium social virtual and augmented reality experiences, has described Sarkodie’s virtual concert in 2020 as groundbreaking, and a case for the growing appetite for quality Ghanaian and African content around the world.

CEEK prides itself on helping music artists, athletes, event creators, etc. create exquisite direct-to-fan experiences. They have worked with pop stars such as Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Ziggy Marley, and others but for Kojo Spio, working with Ghanaian and African talents brings the team more joy.

He comments: “For me as a creative director, my focus is definitely home and what I know! So, that means bringing our people to the platform and creating content that is suitable for them such as we did with the Sarkodie virtual concert.  We could have just had fun in an amazing studio with nice lights but even the location itself was groundbreaking, and it made a statement.

We have more of such, we have done some with Harmonize in Tanzania as well. We have a lot of people we are going to work within Ghana as well. We have about a good five to six artists, lined up and ready to go in Ghana. So, we are creating more content, more bespoke content that speaks to us, that speaks to our people. For me, I always do things that I naturally enjoy. I always ask myself, am I going to enjoy this content? If I don’t want to see it, I don’t think anybody will want to see it as well. So, our main focus is Ghana and just to create a lot of stuff which our people can enjoy.”

CEEK is the platform that allows musicians and creatives to mainly monetize their work in the form of virtual concerts, exclusive music videos, or even behind the scenes and interviews. It is a wide range of first-hand premium content.

Ceek started about four years ago and the first few years were mainly about developing the concept and platform to what it is now. It’s been working with a wide range of artists from pop stars to afrobeats acts, rappers, to even reality stars as well.

KJ Spio is a leading artist manager and label executive who has gained international success with artists from across the globe such as; Cadet, Big Narstie, Sarkodie, Efya, and Blaq Jerzee. KJ’s strategic mindset has seen him nurture talent and build their global presence within the music, TV, sports, and entertainment spaces. A creative in the truest sense KJ has led on creative direction (CEEK virtual concert series), exec production, and A&R (Sarkodie ‘No Pressure’).

Utilizing his experience within the music industry KJ has led on developing label services and consultancy to support the next generation of creative talent. KJ managed leading UK artist Cadet who went on to sell millions of records and gain UK chart position with his hit single ‘Advice’.

KJ’s business acumen and creative mindset have seen him partner with the likes of; NFL, Audiomack, IMG Talent, Reebok, Ditto, Moneygram, and Belaire to create iconic moments that connect with audiences worldwide. From creative partnerships to global businesses – KJ’s resilience and passion drive him to continually break ceilings and take talents and brands to new heights.

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CARING VOLUNTEERS NETWORK (CAVNET), INC INCORPORATES AS A 501 ( C ) (3) IN THE US

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Caring Volunteers Network (CAVNET), INC, a Ghanaian based Non-Governmental Organization has received approval as a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501 ( c ) (3) of the United States. (more…)

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Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ tops Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra & iTunes

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The Blackmob rapper currently boasts of the hottest song in Accra, Ghana and that’s a fact – according to Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra at least. Listen/stream ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here: https://gambomusic.ffm.to/gambo-boys-aye-wild

 

It turns out the denizens of Accra could simply not get enough of Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ today and rightfully so. The fun song beat the odds and for the first time since its release ranked at #1 on the city’s Top 25 chart list for the day and iTunes. Also earning a spot on one of the streaming platform’s big listings for the region, Top Albums, was the artist’s “New Era” EP which stood at #8 to score Gambo yet another exciting feat.

Gambo outdid the competition and had listeners converging on his song by the bucketload. In regards to his big win today, the ‘Boys Aye Wild’ hitmaker shared: ‘’It was a great feeling to see my song sitting at #1. Seriously. Big ups to Accra for making my day and showing my song that much love. I’m at peace now knowing my brothers are taking the right steps to treat their women right. Ha-ha. Keep the plays coming though and don’t stop’’.

 

Introduced in early 2021 by the Cupertino-based tech giant, City Charts is an updated playlist meant to bring local artists to the forefront of the conversation around music discovery, one it achieves by reflecting the musical tastes of listeners in over 100 cities from around the world on a daily basis.

 

You can check Gambo’s amusing video for ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here:

 

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Call For Entries – The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

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Calling out to all artistes, artiste managements, record labels, producers, instrumentalists, music composers, music industry stakeholders and the public, that nominations for participation in the 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards are officially open.

Kindly note that only published works in the year 2021 will be accepted. Thus, all works from January 1st to December 31st, 2021 should be submitted via our online portal at www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com

There shall be no manual submissions. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 18th 2022.

For assistance, kindly call 050 139 5176, or send a mail to info@ghanamusicawards.com On-the-go-updates are available on social media at Ghana Music Awards on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and online at www.GhanaMusicAwards.com

The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is proudly brought to you by Vodafone, and powered by Charterhouse.

 

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Court issues warrant for Okraku Mantey’s arrest

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The Adentan Circuit Court on Tuesday, 18 January 2022, issued a warrant for the arrest of Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mark Okraku Mantey. (more…)

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KiDi earns NAACP Image Award nomination with his hit song ‘TOUCH IT’ (full nomination list)

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KiDi’s global hit “TOUCH IT” which went viral on social media has been nominated for ‘Outstanding International Song’ at the 53rd National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NACCP) Image Awards. (more…)

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“I beg you; I need help” – Veteran actress seeks for $110,000 to undergo life-saving surgery in U.S

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Actress Adowa Pee who is famed for her role in the popular Sunday Cantata drama on GTV has been hit with a health condition she is struggling to manage and has publicly called for help. (more…)

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