Gabriel Myers Hansen

Entertainment writer from Accra| Editor, enewsgh.com|Pounding music makes me dance --in my mind.
  • Troubled man @ Greater Works 2019

    The anointing doesn't reach the stands. You should be as close to the podium as you can...
  • HANSEN: A KING Delivers on His PROMISE [album review]

    Behold, the great 2019 love album has come ashore, and, ‘as promised,’ it is singer King Promise, Ghanaian pop’s current vocal monarch, who has delivered it. The fifteen songs that comprise Gregory Bortey Newman’s maiden CD are ferried by tantalising experimentation, a stainless style, and ambient dazzle. Simply put,...
  • HANSEN: On Sugar, KiDi does impress, but only just

    Widely heralded as the great LYNX album following lukewarm critical appraisal of Kuami Eugene’s Rockstar, Sugar, KiDi’s debut does impress for sure, but only just. Resident lover boy or not, hearing KiDi gloat over being superior sweetener to the blouse-wearing sex (as evidenced by his fixation with the titular...
  • HALLELUJAH! Amy Kasim shares sublime debut

    “Hallelujah,” singer Amy Kasim’s debut offering builds up gradually, gently working its way into one’s spirit till it arrives at an emphatic crescendo–yet its appeal is also immediate. Spanning nearly five minutes, the entire song—verse and hook—comprise a single word; that Hebrew call to worship that also commands greater...
  • GRANDPAPA’S TALES: Rockstone on Nightlife, Hiplife & His MANY LIVES

    Reggie Rockstone cracks a generous nostalgic smile. “Who would have ever thought that these same words that I spoke in ’93, ’94 would become as is today?” his voice a sprightly upspeak. The famous words? “Nightlife in Accra.”  I have invited the hiplife leader to juxtapose between the city’s...
  • 2019 VGMAs: Dancehall’s Glory Breeds THE GORY

    Stonebwoy has just been announced Reggae/ Dancehall Artist of the Year. The make-shift dome roars as he rises to go receive the plaque (one of the most keenly contested on the night, and Stonebwoy’s fifth time picking it). That very second, Shatta Wale is seen rushing down the stage...
  • SAMINI: The Music! The Magic! The Man!

    Before we sit, Samini wraps up with the tapeline-bearing stylist who has trailed him here—stretching out both arms for his measurements to be taken. An undertone discourse ensues between both men, interspersed with head nodding and wags of disrelish at a fabric texture or colour suggestion. It is not...
  • Luigi Maclean opens up on Vocals & VGMAs

    Luigi Maclean’s rise to mainstream notice has been nothing short of miraculous—an astounding run overseen by an Amazing God. Little wonder that his maiden single bears the same title. Only two years after guesting on mentor Joe Mettle’s Bo Noo Ni (which won 3 awards at the 2018 VGMAs),...
  • ART OF THE TALE: The Roverman Script

    “Let’s take a selfie instead,” proposes James Ebo Whyte. It is infrequent for a 64-year-old to know about selfies, much less take them—but not Whyte, the renowned storyteller with whom I have just wrapped up a conversation—he’s the cool grandpa. He smiles into my camera, eyes glistening with youth....