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‘‘It’s pathetic new crop of musicians shun funerals of veterans’’- GYEDU BLAY AMBOLLEY

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Veteran highlife musician Gyedu Blay Ambolley has bemoaned the low attendance of the new crop of musicians at the one week memorial of the late Jewel Ackah. Speaking with GN TV’s Pamela Boateng in Tema, the ‘Simigwa Do’ crooner stated there is the need for the new school to constantly be at the beck and call of the veterans so as to learn some skills that will help them churn out quality music.

Making a comparison between the one week memorial of the late dancehall queen Ebony Reigns and Paapa Yankson, the musician intimated that most of the young artists attended the former and ditched the latter. This behaviour according to Gyedu Blay is pathetic and a mistake on the part of the new crop of musicians.

‘The upcoming ones must know that the old school teaches the new school because of the experiences and everything we have. As we’ve seen here and as you’re commenting on this, I saw the same thing when we attended Paapa Yankson’s funeral. None of them was there and it’s very pathetic. Ebony passed away and we saw all of them there. That’s a big mistake they are doing because music is a link and we all find ourselves in that boat,’ he lamented

According to the veteran, the new generation of musicians needs to always seek direction from the long-running musicians to guide them on the path to tow. He added that the absence of direction and guidance is what has yielded the low standard of music in the country.

‘When we came, we went to the elders to ask questions for them to teach us. All the music we’re doing now was learnt from our elders. They (new crop of musicians) also need to come and do so. If they don’t do so, they will fall apart. All the music they do now is computerized; cut and paste. They are doing Dancehall, they’re doing Reggae…NO!!  We have a heritage here and it’s called Highlife music. Every country has its music; what we have is Highlife music so we need to develop it for the world to know what we have,’ Gyedu Blay Ambolley said.

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley is a Ghanaian highlife musician, songwriter, producer, and composer. The first musician from Ghana to formally incorporate rap forms into local highlife rhythms, Ambolley created the musical genre Simigwa.

In June 2015 Ambolley received a citation in the USA from the City Council of Philadelphia, read by Councilwoman; Honorable Jannie Blackwell and Hon. Stanley J. Staughter in recognition of the musician’s contributions to Ghanaian music in the USA.

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LISTEN: Kelvin2Much releases new Afrobeat wave “Attention”

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Ghana-based Nigerian Afro-Beats artiste Kelvin2Much has released another hit song titled “Attention”.
This song comes after “Shury” a hit song released earlier this year which has enjoyed massive airplay across various Radio, TV & Streaming platforms across the globe.
The artiste who has been recording since 2007, has worked with legendary producer BlackFace and currently has 6 songs to his credit.
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LISTEN: Keeny Ice – Barcode

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Rapper Keeny Ice has released a new single,”Barcode”.

In this song,the 2018 VMAs “Best rapper of the year” addressed certain issues including  the fast pace at which Rap fizzling out of the system. He also went hard on colleague rappers which is already a major subject for discussion in the media.

“Barcode” is the Moshes Musik signed artiste’s second HipHip song in two years after ‘Gankivi’.

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El Magnifico releases new single ‘ Bêlê ‘

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EL Magnifico is gradually cementing his name as one of the best Afrobeat stars in recent years.

The former student of Datus School complex in recent time has released top charting songs.

 Bêlê according to the singer is a new dance trend to take over soon.

The song was produced by DJ Sixon and video directed by Famous People.

He is currently signed to King M Entertainment.

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‘‘Ernest Opoku should go and ask for forgiveness from Nayas’’ – Rev. Mensah Bonsu

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Ghanaian Gospel musician Rev Mensah Bonsu has commented on the recent unfortunate fracas that ensued between Gospel musician Ernest Opoku and Ghanaian actress Nayas. Ernest Opoku had admitted in a previous interview of making a mistake by having an affair with the actress which resulted in a pregnancy. However, speaking with GN TV’s Pamela Boateng, Rev Mensah Bonsu has advised his colleague musician Ernest Opoku to seek forgiveness from Nayas so as to have peace of mind.

‘‘Whenever I sin, I rebuke myself and confess my sins to God. God did not come to condemn us. Condemnation is not biblical. When you wrong someone, you need to accept and ask for forgiveness and determine it won’t recur. It’s good Ernest says he’s sought forgiveness from God.

My problem is, if he hasn’t sought forgiveness from Nayas, he should do so, so she can freely forgive him. It is obvious Nayas is doing all these out of pain,’ Rev Mensah Bonsu said.

Commenting on the ongoing debate as to whether or not Gospel musicians should charge when invited to perform in churches, the ‘Nhyira’ hitmaker asserted that he will not fault any musician who charges as he believes the cunning ways of some Pastors have left them with no other option.

‘‘We all have different callings so I won’t condemn anyone. Some of my colleagues charge because of the dubious behaviours of some pastors. I once went to minister in a church and after the ministration; the host who was supposed to see to my welfare was nowhere to be found. Ideally, musicians shouldn’t charge

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LOVE ME! Recent Edem single gets video – WATCH!

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VRMG frontman, Edem, has published accompanying visuals for his recent highlife single “Love Me”. Directed by Asihene, the record comes off the back of  the well-received “Fie Fuor”.

Edem is slated to release his latest album, “The African Answer” this year. The CD follows other works as “Volta Regime”, “Mass Production”, and “Books and Rhymes”.

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AYESEM LIVE IN CAPE COAST! Droves turn up for rapper’s maiden concert [+images]

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Cape Coast on Sunday, May 13, hosted the maiden edition of rapper Ayesem’s headline concert.

Dubbed ‘Ayesem Live In Cape Coast’, the show, put together by Shock Entertainment (management of multiple award-winning rapper), treated ravers to a night of truly memorable performances.

Held at the popular Kotokuraba and compered by Hitz FM  broadcaster, Dr Pounds, the show also witnessed supporting performances from Nero-X, Sista Afia, Cabum,  Eshun, Real MC, Kobi Symple, Boggy Wednezday, Okortor Perry, Kahpun among others.

Ayesem is author of many well-received joints including ‘Koti’, ‘Dede’ , ‘Satan’, and “Relationplane”.

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