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Sony/ATV signs D-Black to Global Publishing and Distribution Deal

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A decade ago a young rapper out of nowhere rapidly rose to the top of the ranks of the Ghanaian music industry spitting slick witty bars mainly in the English language.

Very unheard of at the time, he attained the same level and maybe even bigger mainstream success than most of the local dialect rappers in Ghana were at the time, making jiggy danceable records with a blend of rap, hiplife and highlife music. 

It was unprecedented at the time. You couldn’t be nominated for Artist of the Year or Song of the Year at the revered Ghana Music Awards rapping in English, or Most Influential Artist of the Year at their 4Syte MVA’s with anglophone Hip-hop records. Who had done that before? No one. Hip-hop in English was for the underground and didn’t go anywhere they all said a decade ago.

That was the case, until D-Black came on the scene in 2010 and did it all. 

He immediately hit the BET Awards scene as Best International Act (Africa) representing Ghana with his first album ‘Music, Love & Life’ that same year, had arguably the year’s biggest song ‘Vera’ with his next album ‘The Revelation’,  in 2012 won The VGMA’s Hip-hop/ Hiplife song of the year , won the Channel O Awards Best West African Act in 2014 with ‘Falling’, after multiple nominations beating Nigeria’s Wizkid, D’banj and more. With multiple collaborations with Africa’s finest from Davido on ‘Carry Go’, Ice Prince on ‘Get On Da Dancefloor Remix’ to M.I on ‘Champ’ to HHP and Cassper Nyovest from South Africa to Navio from Uganda, Tay Grin from Malawi, Cleo Ice Queen from Zambia, D-Black has done it all and is about to do more. The young D-Black showed class and such business acumen you had to wonder.  In 2015 after topping charts with his Castro collaborations ‘Personal Person’ & ‘Seihor’ and winning awards at Ghana’s Music Awards and 4Syte Music Video Awards, D-Black took a brief hiatus.

His success gave birth to the dawn of a new era of Hip-hop, a fusion of the Ghanaian sound and the western influenced Hip-hop drum patterns over English and maybe pidgin vocals. 

Fast forward, in 2020 years almost a decade later, Forbes Africa magazine in their June 2019 cover edition called him ‘The Creative in the numbers game’.

‘I want to put Ghanaian music on the forefront of the Afrobeats global wave and this is just the first step with Sony / ATV. This isn’t just for me, I’m in the process of finalizing a label deal with them for all my artists, producers and partners and also sharing information with other acts so together we could all move forward as a unit, as a collective from Ghana, Africa. I’m excited to learn more and empower myself and my team to be a force to reckon with not only as an artist but as a music business executive and as an African label as a whole worldwide’ D-Black shared.

 The young enterprising D-Black hits his 10th year as a solo act in the music industry in July 2020 as he wraps up his 5th studio album in Los Angeles, California on the back of signing a global publishing deal with the world’s biggest publishing company Sony/ATV amidst the Corona Pandemic. 

 “D-Black’s skills and talents will be a great addition to the Sony/ATV family. We are excited to represent and partner with him in the next phase of his career” said Rowlin Naicker MD of Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

“I sincerely hope this signing showcases to Ghana our commitment to prioritize and work with Ghanaian songwriters and producers. Chale I am excited for what the future holds for us” said Munya Chanetsa the newly appointed A&R Manager: Africa.

 

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Veteran actor Kohwe reported dead after suffering from stroke

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Legendary Ghanaian actor, Kofi Laing, popularly known as Kohwe, has died. (more…)

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Congratulations!!! Gyakie completes her studies at KNUST Business School

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Ghanaian “Song Bird,”Gyakie has officially completed her university studies.  (more…)

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Dope Nation and QUAMINA MP etc for Kasapreko Alomo Sankwan Ignite 2021

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The CIMG award winning brand activation programme , Kasapreko ‘Alomo Sankwan’ hits back at every Bar & Restaurant in Western , Central , Ashanti and Greater Accra Regions starting this weekend at Weija Scc in Accra with a reloaded edition called Alomo Sankwan Ignite 2021 of the on September 19th, 2021.

The initiative, which takes the form of a tour, will visit some pre-selected Drinking Bars and Restaurants , including London Bar, Highway Joint and Climax it on Sunday at 1+1 Pub , with the goal of entertaining and rewarding consumers of Kasapreko Company Ltd.
Alomo Bitters’ success is traced deep down to the roots of its authentic herbal composition and organic appeal.

Africa’s giant beverage company Kasapreko Company Limited produces over 26 variants of Spirit Liquors, Ciders and Beers , Carbonated Soft Drinks , Wines and water under its portfolio.
The ISO Certified Company and a of Ghana Club 100 is set to break new grounds with consumer reward activations across the country.

According to the organizers of the promotion (Kaya Management Services) , the much-anticipated brand activation programme will treat the residents of McCarthy Hills and Weija Scc to wonderful entertainment, free food and beverages, and good musical performances from Dope Nation, Quamina MP, Kwesi Swat, Fati & Honey Groove Band, and many others.

Event goers would be eligible to win instant prizes ranging from Cash, Mobile Phone, Airtime and other Souvenirs if only the Alomo Bitters “Show Man” spots them drinking any Kasapreko product.

The event will feature your favorite celebrities joining the party train to share Alomo Bitters with fans amidst music and dancing, while you eat the best Ghanaian dishes with friends and family at your favorite local restaurant.

In 2015, the indigenous beverage company, Kasapreko’s Alomo Sankwan was adjudged the brand activation programme of the year 2014 at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIMG) awards.

It was rewarded for positioning Alomo bitters as the number one authentic preferred bitters in Ghana which serves as an appetizer before a good meal and has seen great patronage in the Eastern, Ashanti, Western and Greater Accra regions of Ghana.

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TV3 announces Mentor X

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Leading Ghanaian television station, TV3 Network has this week announced the return of its popular music reality show, Mentor. This year’s edition, which is dubbed Mentor X, will mark the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the show on Ghanaian television. (more…)

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How Does Delta-8 Work?

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You may have heard of Delta-9 THC, the marijuana extract with psychoactive compound that can get you high and make you feel dizzy and out of control. This is not Delta-9 THC, this is Delta-8 THC. And in this article, we are going to talk about how it works and why it’s the smarter choice for many people. And we are going to do all this without ever mentioning any kind of slang or using any type of drugs or alcohol.

 

– What is it?

 

Delta-8 THC is a kind of cannabis extract that is psychoactive, just like the Delta-9 THC. It does have some psychoactive properties but it’s nowhere near as strong as Delta-9 THC. If you want to know more about this type of drug you should know that it’s considered legal in most countries around the world, and it’s also available in online shops.

 

– What is Delta-8 sold as?

 

You can find it in various forms, all of which are more or less the same. You can get it in the form of pills, sometimes with other substances added to it in order to improve its effects. You can also find them combined with other compounds like Cannabis Sativa and Hemp. In fact, you can even find them mixed together on the same package. Some shops offer you an option to choose which one you prefer most out of the two.

 

– How does it work?

 

Well, as previously mentioned, Delta-8 THC is a psychoactive substance and it will make you feel very euphoric and happy throughout the day. However, unlike the regular Delta-9 THC, this is not a hallucinogenic drug that can change your perception of reality while you are on it. So this means you will be able to function normally without any problem. If you’re trying to improve your mood, you won’t be able to do it if you take this compound but that doesn’t mean it can’t help improve your mood.

 

Delta-8 is also known as the ‘couch lock’ drug and that describes one of its most popular uses. Once you take this substance, you will not feel like doing anything at all and if you somehow force yourself to do something then it won’t be easy for you. Of course, this is a good thing as it will give you the chance to relax and just do nothing for a while.

 

– Which medical conditions can Delta-8 THC help with?

 

As we’ve already said, Delta-8 THC has some psychoactive properties that can affect your mood and create a feeling of euphoria when you are on them. Some people may use it to deal with certain medical conditions like anxiety, PTSD or depression but they should be aware that these are not effective treatments in most cases. What they can do is to help you deal with your symptoms better.

 

– How is it different from Delta-9 THC?

 

Officially, there is no difference between the two compounds, at least not when it comes to the chemical structure and their effects on the body. The only thing that makes them different is their psychoactive properties.

 

– Is it safe?

 

According to the FDA, Delta-8 is safe enough to use as long as you don’t feel any adverse effects from it. However, if you decide to use it, I would recommend that you take extra care with your health at all times and never ignore any possible health issues while using this drug. I would also advice that you exercise caution when using it so as not to become addicted to Delta-9 THC.

 

– Is there any harmful effects?

 

Delta 8thC is a natural product of cannabis that has been carefully extracted using supercritical CO2 extraction methods. It does not contain any type of harmful substances or even contaminants. You can find it in online stores and you can use it freely as long as the daily dose you take doesn’t exceed 20mg of Delta-8 THC. Overdosing might lead to allergies, anxiety, blurred vision and other unpleasant side effects.

 

– How much does it cost?

 

As with any other drug, you will have to pay for it so make sure you’re prepared to spend some money on it. I would advise that you don’t break the bank while buying Delta-8 as there are many other drugs out there that are much more effective than this one.

 

– In conclusion:

 

Because Delta-8 is is s natural product

 

 

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Greater Accra Regional Minister pledges 1,500 cedis of his parliamentary salary to actor TT

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The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey has extended a generous offer to veteran actor,  TT after news of his financial struggles went viral. (more…)

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