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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The annual New Year Comedy Night will kick off the 2023 event calendar in January. To start the new year, the event will return with even funnier and rib-cracking jokes.
Slated for January 2, 2023 at the La Palm Royal Hotel. Ahead of the show, Comedian and Headliner for the event, DKB has sent a message to the Ghana Football Association President; Mr Kurt Okraku.
The comedian won’t hold back when discussing the Ghana Black Stars and their recently concluded World Cup campaign. DKB asserts that he is prepared to appear in court because on January 2nd, he will roast the President, despite the GFA having warned that people would be prosecuted if they disparaged the GFA and The Black Stars.
“We will roast him [Kurt Okraku] come Monday January 2 2023 at the New Year Comedy Night event. On the night we [Comedians] will dive into all that happened in 2022 which fortunately Kurt Okraku and the Black Stars actively participated in.” He said.
“Yes I am aware of the letter that was published by the GFA, but it wouldn’t intimidate us into cowering and not speak about GFA and The Black Stars. We are ready to go to court because we will roast Him [Kurt Okraku].” He added.
There will be great performances by OB Amponsah, Lekzy DeComic, Foster Romanus, Jeneral Ntatia, Parrot Mouth, Putogo, and MjTheComedian with music from Sista Afia and Cina Soul. The show will be hosted by Kejetia Lawyer Nti.
Contact 055 813 4734 for table reservations and more information about the event.
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Police Recover Meek Mill’s Stolen Phone; Suspect Arrested
The Police have arrested one suspect and retrieved a mobile phone that was stolen from Meek Mill, an American hip-hop artist.
The suspect Nuhu Sule alias Ababaawa was arrested Friday, December 30, 2022, at his hideout in Accra. He is currently in Police custody and will be taken through the due process of the law. The victim, Meek Mill, reported his phone stolen in Accra on December 29, 2022.
Meanwhile the American rapper received his phone through Dr. Nadia Adongo Musah, Deputy Director, Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President.
They say I do money laundering – Mercy Eke of BBNaija
Reality Star, Mercy Eke sits with Chude Jideonwo, host of the viral TV show, #WithChude to discuss accusations the media peddle against her and life after Big Brother Naija.
On her choice to respond to the blogger who claimed she slept with IVD, she shared, “This blogger has been on my case since forever. This person has tarnished my image more than anything, and I have never responded. This started when I was in the house. When this whole thing started, I saw that one of my fans released something where this blogger asked for 200,000 naira, and they did not give the person. And the blogger vowed that he or she will deal with me. But now, I am not in the house, you can’t deal with me based on whoever was handling my page. I didn’t even know about it because, they cleaned it up. When they handed over my phone to me, I didn’t see a lot of things, so I couldn’t pay for what I did not know. And since then, I have not rested. There is no story that this blogger has not involved me, till that one, I won’t respond. But this one, someone just died, there is a case of domestic violence, and I know this woman, we are friends. Then something that I know nothing about, you just brought my name out of nowhere and say that I am sleeping with this person”.
“That is the first and last time, I am going to respond to something, but I needed to respond to that one, she added.
Mercy also shared her thoughts about Phyna being the second woman to win the reality TV show.
“Honestly speaking, I have been waiting on someone to take on that role, let that pressure move, I want to rest. I want another person to come and take it, let the blogs focus on this person. Because I know when someone comes, at least I will rest.
She also reacted to the stigma successful women have to deal with, “It is very offensive. I feel that it is taking away all the efforts, the sleepless night, all the hard work we women put to get together where we are. They will just take away all effort and tag it as someone is behind you. I am not saying it is bad to have someone behind, if you have a rich boyfriend, some people’s love language might be taking care of you, buying you nice things, and giving you money. However, you will still work hard. They said I do money laundering; they have dealt with me in this industry. I came into this industry without no advice, just myself and my team and I started building brand.
On her motivation to be in the Big Brother house, she shared, “I auditioned four times. I just have that voice in me that says, ‘this is where you will make it’. So, each year when they say, ‘‘try again next year’. I still have that thing in my head that, ‘Okay, I will try’. Back then it was just to be famous”.
Watch the excerpts from the interview here:
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