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Schoolkid Rapper Samuel Owusu Deserves VGMA 2019 Nomination

We live during an incredible time. Cars get sent into space, people learn to grow plants on the Moon, and schoolkids become new rap stars. This last instance is going to be the focus of this article. Samuel Owusu – the young and promising performer from Ghana, has been creating quite a stir lately and […]

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We live during an incredible time. Cars get sent into space, people learn to grow plants on the Moon, and schoolkids become new rap stars. This last instance is going to be the focus of this article. Samuel Owusu – the young and promising performer from Ghana, has been creating quite a stir lately and keeps surprising music fans all over the world. Let’s dive into his story and find out more about this young genius.

Did you ever hear about Samuel Owusu?

If you are a sports fan, you may have heard about at least one Samuel Owusu, and that is a Ghanaian midfielder from Turkish Gençlerbirliği S.K. – Samuel Kwame Owusu. But in this article, we are going to talk about his fellow countryman and a namesake, the star of Talented Kids Show – young rapper Samuel Owusu! How cool is that! So let’s find out who this kid is, and why there has been so much fuss around him lately.

A few words about rap culture

Rap originated from working areas of major cities of the United States in the 1970s and became very popular among young African-Americans. In the 80s, rap culture began to spread around the world gaining more and more recognition. Rap is not only a popular musical genre; it is a whole culture with its distinct characteristics style, art, language, attitudes, etc. Rap is usually associated with hip-hop and grime – all of them incorporate spoken word techniques and use beats for background arrangement.

Today rap music tops the charts, but its reputation is not always positive. The use of obscene language, the corresponding images on the covers of rap albums and in videos caused a negative attitude to rap. Today, rap has spread all over the world, and new and promising rap artists keep emerging in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and, of course, North and South America every week if not even more often. Now you know a little more about the genre, and can write a paper yourself without seeking help with assignment writing from any agencies! But let’s set aside all the education and students-related talks, and get back to Samuel Owusu.

So who is Samuel Owusu?

Samuel is just a little but a very talented boy who was born in Accra, the capital of Ghana and is now one of the youngest rappers in the world. So how did he become famous?

In Ghana, there is a talents show called Talented Kidz, and Samuel (who is only 11 years old!) won it in 2018. His powerful, outstanding performance left no doubts regarding the winner of the show. Throughout the whole season, his songs took the first places, and eventually, the boy was named the most talented kid and received an award from the best Ghana rapper Sarkodie. It was a great honour for a novice artist. The prize fund was 10 000 Ghc and also 50 000 Ghc for education, and a trip abroad. And now, the Clef Army – the fans of the youngest rapper in Ghana, as well as other fans, are sure that Samuel Owusu A.K.A Young King Clef should go to the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards this year.

What do you know about the VGMA 2019?

The ceremony was founded in 2000 and became very popular with both Ghana citizens the admirers from other countries. The event is quite similar to the American Music Awards, ALMA, Grammy Awards, MTV, etc. Like other shows, this one includes performances from various artists and, of course, the award show itself, which altogether makes it an exciting occasion.

Usually, the show is held at the beginning or mid-spring (March – April). This year, the show is said to happen in early April, so the nominees will be announced very soon. And most likely Samuel is going to be on the list of nominees.  

After the children’s show on the TV, Owusu continues his advances in the music industry: he writes new songs, shoots videos, etc. Watching him grow and improve both as a person and as a professional musician is inspiring for many young and adults all the same. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that now we are seeing the rise of the new Ghanaian star.

His latest and the most popular song is called “State of Affairs” – you can check it on YouTube. It is also available on iTunes and Apple Music. Samuel Owusu is performing under the stage name of Young King Clef – and that is how you can find more of his music and videos.

 

 

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I am off on all Zylofon Media platforms at the moment – Sammy Baah hints

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Media and public relations practitioner, Samuel Atuobi Baah (alias Sammy Flex) has sparked speculations that he has quit his job with Zylofon Media. (more…)

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What Shatta Wale and Medikal did after their release from prison

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What Shatta Wale and Medikal did after their release from prison

Shatta Wale was on remand  for staging report that he was shot and Medikal joined him later at the Ankaful Prison after he was arrested for brandishing a gun on social media.

The two, on Tuesday morning, were granted bail in their respective cases by an Accra Circuit Court. The dancehall act is to re-appear in court on 9th November for his adjourned case to be heard.

The ‘Omo Ada’ rapper is also to reappear in court on November 9, 2021. The musicians who are friends after going through the bail process to be released from the Ankaful Prison headed over to a beach for a ‘spiritual cleansing’ bath.

Some people hold the belief that after anyone comes out from prison, they must have a sea bath to wash away any bad omen before they are incorporated into society.

Shatta Wale and Medikal accordingly did this at a beach in the company of their close friends and family. Watch the video below of how it went down.

 

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Takoradi: Woman who faked kidnapping jailed six years

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29-year-old Joana Krah who faked her abduction at Takoradi in the Western Region has been sentenced to six years imprisonment. (more…)

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Shatta Wale, Medikal granted bail at GHC 100,000 each

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Dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale has been granted bail by an Accra Circuit Court.

He was granted a self-recognisance bail in the sum of GHc100,000.

The court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh also granted bail to Ghanaian hip-hop musician Samuel Adu Frimpong, aka Medikal, who is facing the court for allegedly displaying his Ruger 9mm pistol in a video he posted on social media.

Medikal was granted bail in the sum of GHc100,000 with one surety.

Shatta Wale’s accomplices, Kojo Owusu Koranteng, also known as Nana Dope, Eric Venator, aka Gangee and Iddriss Yussif have also been granted bail in the sum of 100,000 each with one common surety who must be a public officer.

They are to re-appear before the court on November 9, 2021.

Shatta Wale is facing charges of publication of false news while his accomplices are facing the court for abetment.

more to follow …

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NaaKay of Nkasei Fame Re-emerges As Afro Yesus

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NaaKay of the Hiplife duo Nkasei who made waves in the Ghanaian music industry with their authentic tune and talent is back again. The hardworking artist who took up rapping from his secondary school days and never looked back, is bent on bringing back the beauty in Ghanaian music. NaaKay believes every youth must dare to do a lot when they have the energy hence as a preacher who follows his own words, he has decided not to sleep after producing hits after hits but to do more for the generations yet to come. This time, he has decided to do it solo and under the brand, Afro Yesus

According to the talented artist, the change of name was necessitated when he had a spiritual experience which changed his entire perception on life. Thus, he has decided to inculcate these changes in his come back. Afro Yesus as he is known now believes that names have purpose thus, he had to change his name to reflect his purpose for coming back and doing music again and by far, demonstrating what he represents. He further explained that, Afro represents his African background and the Yesus which is from Yesu, represents someone who is enlightened.

Afro Yesus stated that, he is currently working on a 25-track album which will be released in the third quarter of next year. However, an EP will be released in January to deal with the long wait. The EP according to him will go a long way to throw more light on the differences between Naakay of Nkasei and Afro Yesus.

He heightened the delight of his fans by assuring them to expect a lot of good vibes and positive energy in his music. He outlined that he will release songs that deal with hardship in our everyday lives, as humans; and soulful lyrics that touches the deeper core of who we really are.

The artist hail from Elmina in the central region of Ghana and had his tertiary education at Takoradi Polytechnic where he had his HND in accounting. It is worth noting that the talented artist once taught at the Harvard College laying emphasis to his versatility as a person.

Afro Yesus (Then NaaKay) along with his longtime partner, shy produced amazing albums under Nkasei such as “Bisa”, “Nsenkyireni” and “Action”. These albums saw the duo, trending on all available spaces in the country. Their songs remain relevant and a  good source of entertainment even till date.  Songs like ‘Nkuro Eduro’, ‘Alogo Springi’,’Shake your Wele Wele Wele’, “Monkey”, “Eko Mamo” and “Ashesh3” and “Tuobodom” are still fresh in the minds of fans even after decades. This goes a long way to explain the nature and quality of songs Afro Yesus is capable of putting together.

The award winning artist is definitely an amazing artist to look out for especially with his renewed determination to do more.

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Shatta Wale arrested over fake shooting

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Shatta Wale arrested over fake shooting

Police Have Arrested Charles Nii Armah Mensah Populary Known as Shatta Wale.

A statement published by the Ghana Police Service reads:

After we publicly declared him and one other person wanted, the suspect, Shatta Wale, turned himself in today Tuesday 19th October, 2021, at 8.59pm.

He has been arrested to assist the Police in investigations for his alleged involvement in the creation and circulation of information intended to cause fear and panic.

As stated in previous statements, the public is advised to desist from publishing false information, capable of disturbing the peace of the country or risk being arrested and prosecuted.

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