Gabriel Myers Hansen

Pop writer from Accra.
  • #BehindDaHitz Day 3: Breezing past the almighty, a Master’s Mix, & MOG’s Coming of Age

    The almighty Streetbeatz is behind several Ghanaian pop staples. When he went against Tonga man, DJ Breezy on Day 3 of the #BehindDaHitz series, he chose to promote new songs instead. That has made all the difference. On multiple occasions during their Instagram exchange, his opponent (and many from...
  • What Killbeatz & Richie’s Instagram battle looked like

    “A good big boxer usually defeats a good small one.” The above rule, basic to the combat sport, is also factual of yesterday’s matchup between influential Ghanaian producers Richie and Killbeatz, held to thousands of viewers on Instagram Live. True, around here, both men are certified rhythm sorcerers. Still,...
  • #BehindDaHitz: JQ, Appietus, & the Hiplife ARCHIVES

    By taking to Instagram Live last night, in a highly-publicised music matchup, JQ and Appietus, preeminent Ghanaian producers and pop culture architects, were honouring an unspoken invitation by their mates elsewhere while serving up a hiplife masterclass. In the US, some days back, as an answer to the COVID-19-prompted...
  • OKO YI: Yaw Sarpong’s time-honoured antidote to chaos

    Say, is there a Ghanaian gospel hymn; a single, melodic testimony that arouses faith and spiritual oneness better than “Oko Yi,” the 1994 single by the Yaw Sarpong-led Asomafo group? For many, the answer is an easy “no.” Taken off the Bless I, among the group’s earlier collections, “Oko...
  • FEVER: D2, Shatta Wale, and a Genius’ Selection

    It may not dominate the airwaves like it did back in 2013, the year of its release. However, on the random days one’s mind calls it up, D2’s “Fever” resuscitates talk about its place among modern Ghanaian classics. The justification about the song’s candidature is warranted, for it is...
  • Prince Bright’s midas burst on #Oofeetsɔ

    Every chorus that Buk Bak’s Prince Bright has dealt out in his spotless career comes highly recommended. The man is a generous hook apparatus. A twenty-plus-year catalogue substantiates this. For good measure, I refer you to his midas burst on Oofeetsɔ, Sarkodie’s last great hit. Here, it is virtually...
  • Truth & Untruth: Fiifi Banson announces current affairs show on Platinum News Channel

    Seasoned broadcaster, Fiifi Banson announces Truth & Untruth: What They Say Vs. The Reality, a bold new political show on the Platinum News channel. The programme, which marks a return from a long break by the veteran presenter, will cater to “politically exposed” persons about the state of Ghana...
  • Tulenkey: Fvck Boy to Ghetto Hero

    For blooming rapper Tulenkey (Chief Osei Bonsu), a marquee success tool revealed itself early, via the rousing humour deployed on “Proud Fvck Boys,” his first major hit. That record (still a potent jam) both underscored his singular wit, and natural leaning to social commentary. While he has repeatedly shown his ability...
  • And now, the 2019 QLED 8K

    Since the Bordeaux LCD (2006), the technological leaps that tech leader, Samsung has consistently doled out—often in the role of progenitor—have been astounding at every turn. The 2019 QLED 8K arrives as a stunning addition that induces lavish sighs. And why not? The ultimate TV experience resides here. Three...