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Trailer: Idris Elba plays Nelson Mandela in 'A long Walk to Freedom'

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The biopic is about the South African Leader and his struggles as anti Apartheid campaigner and ANC leader in South Africa. It shows how the strong willed leader spent 27 years in prison. The film chronicles his childhood in a rural village to his victory as the President of South Africa. This biopic however comes at a sad time as the real Mandela struggles with his health issues. Mandela has been in a Pretoria Hospital for the past five weeks. This is however not the first time the 95 year old has been confined to a hospital bed this year. Reports say Elba seem to be extremely thrilled and uniquely into character on set. The enthralled Actor said “it was an absolute honour for me. I can’t wait for people to watch the film and judge themselves. But it is an important story and an important film”. The Luther actor stars opposite Naomie Harris. The in-production film was inspired by Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. The autobiography has never been made into a film after 17 years. When asked if this was the right time for the Mandela movie. The producers of the movie remarked that this was certainly the right time to produce such a movie on Mandela and especially in the light of his health crisis. The teaser released on the web a couple of days ago, opens with Elba as the freedom fighter walking through open countryside and surrounded by running and laughing children.]]>

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Unveiling The Reign of Suspense and Intrigue in ‘KING OF T3MA.’

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US-based Ghanaian filmmaker Kobina de Graft-Johnson has released the trailer for his drama series, ‘KING OF T3MA,’ set in the streets of Tema, Ghana. (more…)

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JESSY DEGREAT: Ghanaian Hip-Hop Star Jessy GH Announces New Stage Name and Rebrand

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lessnation Music proudly announces that its frontline artist, the renowned Ghanaian rapper, singer, and songwriter Jessy Honu Edem, popularly known as Jessy GH, is officially changing his stage name to JESSY DEGREAT.

Born and raised in Hlevi, a suburb of Sogakope in the Volta Region, Jessy GH has made an indelible mark in the world of music through his unique voice, infectious beats, and emotive lyrics. His distinctive blend of hip-hop and Afrobeat has consistently resonated with fans, sparking a dialogue through his insightful narratives.

As JESSY DEGREAT, he continues to bring the depth of his talent, life experiences, and creativity to the fore. He has consistently shown a dedication to stepping into the shoes of his listeners, crafting a musical journey that not only entertains but also imparts a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit.

This evolution to JESSY DEGREAT is more than just a name change. It marks a new phase in the artist’s career, with fresh aspirations that extend beyond music alone. The Blessnation Music team firmly believes that this transformation will enhance Jessy’s ability to connect with his listeners on a more profound level.

While Jessy GH may have been the name that introduced him to the world, JESSY DEGREAT is the name that will elevate his journey to new heights. The label is deeply grateful to every fan who has supported Jessy thus far and looks forward to the continued support for JESSY DEGREAT as he embarks on this exciting new chapter.

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Stay updated on the latest news and upcoming projects by following our social media handles and those of JESSY DEGREAT. We are immensely excited about the future and are eager to share it with you.

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Acclaimed Gospel collective, Halal Afrika drop first single “You No Be Man” off new album featuring Ghana’s Joe Mettle

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Halal Afrika, the acclaimed gospel music collective, have released of their much anticipated single, ” You No Be Man,” featuring multiple award-winning gospel artist Joe Mettle, who brings a soul-stirring performance that resonates deeply with listeners. (more…)

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Rocky Dawuni & Kyekyeku “Africa Till I Die” Video Launches on Pan African Music!

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Friendship between musicians often materializes in collaborations. This is clearly evident on one of the most beautiful pairings from Ghana in the last year, “Africa Till I Die” which grew out of the friendship between multiple GRAMMY nominee Rocky Dawuni and Ghanaian musician Kyekyeku. The brand new video for the track premieres today on Pan African Music.

According to Kyekyeku; ‘’I first heard Rocky in 1997 when his monster hit “In Ghana” was on constant rotation on the radio. It wasn’t until 2007 at the Labadi Beach Hotel on the occasion of the 40th Independence Celebration of Ghana where Rocky held his annual “Rocky Dawuni’s Independence Splash” concert that the two met for the first time.” Moving forward to 2022, at a concert at +233 Jazz Club, Kyekyeku invited Rocky on stage for an impromptu jam on one of his songs. After the concert, it was clear that they had finally found a groove and inspiration for a song to work together on.

After the chaos of the last few years, it became even more evident that a good place to visit and spend time was within Africa. The video was filmed in France and Ghana focusing on the dreams of Kyekyeku in conversation with Rocky on an old phone toy that you still see children playing with in the streets of Accra. It is evident that in those cold empty French streets Kyekyeku dreams to go over the Atlantic and join Rocky in Ghana as he performs with his band and enjoys the sunny weather, bustle and energy of Accra. The music video for “Africa Till I Die” was shot by Slingshot who has worked with Rocky on a number of videos including his most recent GRAMMY Nominated song “Neva Bow Down.” Slingshot states “this video seeks to depict Africa and its beautiful people in its own light, its own words and its very own story and not one portrayed by the skewed perception of the mainstream media of the west.”

Plus the line “no where cool’’ which refers to the wars in Europe, Middle East as well as the general dissatisfaction with daily living in many nations. As a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment for Africa, Rocky Dawuni has traveled to many nations and attests first hand from his encounters that indeed all life begins in Africa. ‘“People wey I dey meet, places wey I dey go, na ibi you be the mother, Mama Africa” which he sings in Pidgin English on the track.

African music has finally taken its place as a force; gaining the deserved recognition it commands. Rocky’s line ‘’Now my people dey stand like giant’’ speaks concisely of the achievements of many Africans across the globe.

Africa Till I Die is a musical success. It blends the native sound of Ghana, itself the product of a melting pot, with reggae born in Jamaica and claiming its African roots. The highlife rhythm has been slowed down and, by letting the bass flourish, the organ and the horns place their punctuations, offers a perfect backdrop for the reggae vocals, without even a skank guitar. This is the finest demonstration of a successful encounter, and it could only take place in Africa.”PanAfrican Music

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Vodafone Icons Street Edition Winner Cweku Korsah Reveals How He Lost A Universal Music Deal

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Crowned winner of the prestigious Vodafone Icons Street Edition in 2013, Ghanaian music star Ryan Henry Korsah has for the first time shed light on why a distribution deal from Universal Music could not materialize. (more…)

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Wutah Kobby Releases Captivating New Single “For Your Love”

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Wutah Kobby has once again captivated fans and music enthusiasts with his latest single, “For Your Love.” The talented artist, known for his soulful vocals and poignant lyrics, has continued to solidify his position as one of the country’s most beloved musical exports. (more…)

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