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My Genre of Music is Efya Music – Efya

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Sensational songstress Efya is without a doubt one of Ghana’s best female singers who is good at what she does.

With a very strong and catchy voice one cannot turn away from it when she sings or when her songs are played and this time, it was on Nitro; the Live Session.

With a fierce style, great sound and a packed mixed bag of tunes to dazzle her way through every performance, Efya takes the stage in a mood to own and make her presence more than felt during her session.

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Her choir performance with the audience who jammed, sung and performed with her on ‘Little Things’, ‘Best in Me’, ‘One of Your Own’ among the other tunes is just divine.

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The soul goddess took her time to explain her art and music and in the space of the minute or two to say, “My genre of music, I call it, Efya Music.

As of recent you do a lil bit of reggae and you’re a reggae artiste but I really like to do things that are mixed. But most of it definitely has the bases of soul.” Her music offers the comfort and relief that gets you through the day and she just defines it that way.

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Nitro; the Live Session will be showing the 6th in the season of 13 episodes on DSTV Africa Magic on the Compact Plus Channel 151 for the full show and interview.

This is the first of many productions from Echo House a creative marketing agency that looks at doing things crazy enough to draw attention and potent enough to make a point.

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I present an African vibe with int’l packaging – XtaCy

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Singer XtaCy is set for greatness. Signed to the respected supreme Rights imprint, the versatile act has already courted significant appeal with compelling debut singles “Kings of Our Prime”, and “Frema” (a flavoursome remake of the beloved Akosua Agyepong classic).

Born Emmanuel Prempeh, XtaCy spent most of his childhood in neighbouring Nigeria, only returning to the motherland in 2001.

A versatile act, Xtacy discovered his gift for melody at a very tender age, eventually blooming into a fully- fledged act. And while his soothing voice is what is fast earning him acclaim, he also dabbles in rap and production.

The O’Reilly SHS alumnus’ sound is unquestionably addictive, and just like his stage name, possesses the ability to take the listener to majestic altitudes: “Ecstasy (the drug) is known to be very addictive, because it puts people in a trance. I see myself as a human form of Ecstasy –something very unique. That, coupled with the facts that my favorite letter is “X”, and my favorite comic character, Prof. Xavier of X-Men led me to my current showbiz alias”, he explains.

An old soul, XtaCy grew up on the sonic influences of African legends as King Sunny Ade,C.K man,Paa Bobo, Fela Kuti, and Rex Omar –something which inadvertently has influenced his music identity. “Listening to these legends tuned my senses for African music”, he further observes.

It is  therefore no wonder that he describes his sound under the authentic African genres Afrobeat and Highlife. At the same time, he mines from other genres as dancehall, reggae, and other forms of island music.,those were my biggest influences growing up.

Popular Ghanaian singer Ebony and KiDi, Nigeria’s  Yemi Alade, Stonebwoy, Wizkid, AKA, Mi Casa, Bantu Clan, and Nasty C are among acts he names as his favourite crop of African musicians.

Ultimately, what is the direction of the XtaCy sound?

“I like to give people an African vibe with international packaging –call it the best of both worlds”.

Listen to more XtaCy here:

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Daddy Lumba, Amakye Dede join Kanda Bongo Man for 2017 VODAFONE AFRICAN LEGENDS NIGHT

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Music legends Charles K. Fosu aka Daddy Lumba and Abrantie Amakye Dede have been announced as two major Ghanaian acts that will grace this year’s Vodafone African Legends Night.

According to Global Media Alliance, organizers of the event, the two superstars were lined-up together due to their immense contribution to the Ghanaian music industry hence the decision to create a platform to have close interactions with their fans.

Lumba and Amakye Dede will be joined by Congolese music legend Kanda Bongo Man who will be the headline artiste for Vodafone African Legends Night. The trio are expected to mount the stage to thrill audience to some of their hit songs.

The 6th edition of the music show will take place Saturday September 30th at the Banquet Hall State House in Accra.

Last year, the show witnessed great performances from Yvonne Chaka Chaka who collaborated with her ‘daughters’ Becca, Wiyaala and eShun on stage and was spiced up by the robotic Akosua Agyapong, the Kpanlogo man Amandzeba Nat Brew and the smooth taker Nana Tuffuor.

Over the years, African Legends Night has celebrated musical icons. Notable performers include South Africa’s legend and first headliner Hugh Masekela, Femi Kuti, Freddy Meiway, Gyedu Blay Ambulley, Amakye Dede, Ghanaian ace Saxophonist Steve Bedi, Ben Brako as well as a blend of artistes across Africa.

 

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Of Gospel singer extraordinaire E- Rock!

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E-Rock is a talented gospel musician who has a unique style and appeal. The singer is gradually gaining remarkable recognition.

E-Rock (Enoch Ofori Boamah) pursued secular music right from his teenage years until he got born again in 2008. An experience he loves to share in conferences and different meetings.

Music has been a part of me from childhood. I love the box guitar”.

E-Rock is not only recognized for his music but also for his prophetic and teaching ministry which has widely affected many youths in Ghana and beyond. With conferences and programs which have thousands of youths attending and many receiving the Holy Ghost. E-Rock is dedicated to his ministry.

 

He was one of the recipients of the Future Africa Leaders Award given by The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation in 2014, rewarding his great leadership skills, his impact and influence on young people in Ghana and beyond.

He is charismatic, energetic, and passionate about what he does. His mission is straight forward and he never misses on any chance he gets to profess his love for Jesus.

With a debut album; ‘The Necessity Project’, E-Rock seeks to push the boundaries and break stereotypes within the gospel music terrain. He is currently working on his next album ‘Love Songs Project’, which he is excited about.

E-Rock is also member of the Believers’ Loveworld family also known as Christ Embassy Church where his journey of active gospel music kicked off as a member of the choir.

One thing that drives his passion is to make Jesus known and express his unending love through good music to the world”. E-Rock sees what he does as not just music but a genuine outpouring of worship and praise to God. He sees it as his response to THE GREAT COMMISSION.

E-Rock’s lyrics leave many in awe as his ability to wield certain words together, still remains a marvel.

Some of his songs which have captured massive attention include; Church Dey Sweet, Necessity, God Dey, ‘One Thing’, ‘No Boundary Love’, and the recently released “Nothing Can Satisfy”.

His secret to churning out beautiful, touching gospel music is because of his conviction and knowledge of the Christ. “Worship is a lifestyle, I love to worship, it’s free and my love affair with the Lord is more than real. I sing my heart. I sing poetically too. My ability to write good music is from the Holy Spirit. He inspires my music. He is THE SECRET. – E-ROCK

 

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#CokeStudioAfrica: Sautisol, Chidinma join Worlasi for “Nukata” mashup – WATCH!

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Here’s fast-rising Ghanaian singer Worlasi performing his single “Nukata” at this year’s edition of Coke Studio Africa.

He was joined by Nigerian chanteuse Chidinma Ekile, and East African megaband Sautisol.

Worlasi is author of two mixtapes: NUSE and UNCUT.  He has been associated with some of the country’s most influential acts,  and gotten rave reviews on such platforms as MTV and BBC.

Joey B, Bisa KDei,  and producers Killbeatz and  Masta Garzy constitute the rest of Ghana’s contingent in the house. This year,  the hosts American R&B star Jason Derulo as special guest.

Watch the performance below:

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LISTEN: DJ Lord – Mans not HOT (Afrobeat Version)

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Live FM’s Disc Jockey, DJ Lord has capitalized on the viral video of Comedian cum rapper Micheal Dappah known in showbiz as Roadman Shaq’s Fire in the Booth freestyle to release an Afrobeat version.

Known as the music mixologist DJ Lord, the Ghana Tertiary awards most influential Campus DJ and Ghana DJ Awards Nominee is the official DJ for EIB Owned Live 91.9 FM hosted by Jay Foley and Jeremie.

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Ghana Music Awards UK – Full list of Winners!

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Rapper Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, M.anifest, Ebony, and Willis Beatz were among top Ghanaian acts who emerged winners at the just-held Ghana Music Awards – UK event.

Held on September 16 at the Gaumont Palace (Dominion Center), the night saw Shatta Wale walk away with the topmost prize on the night – Artist of the Year.

Performances on the night came from the energetic Sherifa Guru, Zylofon Music’s Kumi Guitar and  Obibini, as well as Afropop stars Kwamz & Flava.

 

Below is the full list of winners:

1 – African Artist Of The Year

Mr Eazi

 

2 – UK Based Ghanaian DJ Of The Year

DJ Fiifi

 

3 – New Artist Of The Year

Ebony

 

4 – Best UK Based Ghanaian International Artist

Stormzy

 

5 – Music Producer Of The Year

Willis Beatz

 

6 – Best Music Video

Pain Killer – Sarkodie ft. Runtown (2 Awards)

 

7 – Best Rapper Of The Year

Sarkodie

 

8 – Most Popular Song Of The Year

Onaapo

 

9 – Afrobeats Artist Of The Year

Shatta Wale

 

10 – Collaboration Of The Year

Shatta Wale ft. Militants – Taking Over (2 Awards)

 

11 – Artist Of The Year

Shatta Wale

 

12 – UK Based Afrobeats Artist Of The Year

Kwamz & Flava

 

13 – Afro-Pop Artist Of The Year

Shatta Wale

 

14 – Traditional Artiste Of The Year

Sherifa Gunu

 

15 – UK Based Afrobeats Song Of The Year

Dun Talking – Kojo Funds ft. Abra Cadabra (2 Awards)

 

16 – UK Based Artiste Of The Year

Eugy

 

17 – UK Based New Artist Of The Year

Belly Squad

 

18 – UK Based New Uncovered Artist Of The Year

Anda Da Rida

 

19 – UK Based Producer/Engineer Of The Year

DJ JULZ

 

20 – Gospel Song Of The Year

Yewo Nyame A Yewo Adze – Nacee ft. Ernest Opoku (2 Awards)

 

21 – Gospel Artist Of The Year

Joe Mettle

 

23 – Best UK Based Gospel Song Of The Year

It will Come to Pass – Serah Clark

 

24 – Best UK Based Gospel Album Of The Year

Eden Na Menye Ma Wo –Amankwah Tiah

 

25 – Best UK Based New Gospel Artist Of The Year

Hannah A Donkor

 

26 – UK Based Influential Gospel Artist Of The Year

Louisa Annan

 

27 – Hip-Life Song Of The Year

Sarkodie – RNS (Rich Nigga Shit)

 

28 – High Life Song Of The Year

Confession – Kofi Kinaata

 

29 – High Life Artist Of The Year

Kofi Kinaata

 

30 – Hiplife/Hip Hop Artist Of The Year

Winner: Sarkodie

 

31 – Hip Hop Song Of The Year

M.anifest – God MC

 

32 – Reggae/Dancehall Song Of The Year

People Dey – Stonebwoy

 

33 – Reggae/Dancehall Artist Of The Year

Shatta Wale

 

34 – Best group Of The Year

VVIP

35 – Life time achievement Award

Afro Moses – Ghana

36 – Mr Dennis Tawiah – Akwaaba UK

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