Obed Boafo

Obed Boafo is the Founding Editor/Publisher of enewsgh.com. In 2012, he started what has now become Ghana's best essential arts and entertainment briefing.
  • Dwɛ – Krymi X Mr Drew Feat. Sarkokie – A REVIEW

    Krymi and Mr Drew’s Dwɛ is pretty. It is an anchor, which thrives in boredom. Sparsely sourced from fragments of biting aura that feels good, it guarantees absolute happiness per capita. For a song that puts three gifted musical heads on its payroll, offering them detailed license to sting and spend, it shores...
  • Kelvyn Boy #YawaNoDey – REVIEW

    On October 15, 2019, Kelvyn Boy posted a video of himself singing an unreleased song. It was title-less. He teased the over one hundred and forty thousand people on his Facebook page, asking whether he should release it. The response was an emphatic ‘Yes!’ He has. November 22, 2019....
  • ‘Things Fall Apart’ – Kofi Kinaata – A REVIEW

    Kofi Kinaata’s songwriting treasury is benevolent. It keeps giving. In Things Fall Apart, there is a mirroring of a people’s waywardness. The theme provokes a conversation on what is right or wrong. The call, strengthened by a bravado that is firm and furious, feels sane and homily, and springs up...
  • An anthem for days – Stonebwoy’s Kpokɛkɛ – A REVIEW

    Stonebwoy’s Kpokɛkɛ ditches pity for pomp. It comes from a place where worries don’t get a seat at the high table, and cheer gets defined properly. There are no clothed pretences – the kind that lives, dies and resurrects – in the Instagram search box. The song’s strength is...
  • ‘My Life’ returns after 8 Years – Trigmatic, A.I, M.anifest, Worlasi – A REVIEW

    A good portion of what radio heads feed on these days, isn’t cuisine for the soul. It is something bland; unimpressive piecing together of burned-out frothy notes repackaged as music for your dancing feet. There are the oft-whipped, conflicted narratives that speak to nothing in particular except bellies in...
  • Nkrumah Circle and the Science of a Street Mess

    Mensah giggles at the sight of a nearby showy, self-obsessed yawn. He is not enthused; it must be coming from a man – full of himself and in his belly – who cares less about the other Accra, the one that shrieks and hops its way through haziness as...
  • In search of a paying ‘Mugu’

    Ashia is three hours into his time at an Internet Cafe, south of Accra. It is 11:58 pm – in time for Curtis, the attendant, to change shift. Ashia dozes off his remaining energy; the snooze doesn’t produce enough reprieve but he attempts to stay balanced, hoping the sleep...
  • Abuse, Violence & A CALL TO ACTION – Ebony’s ‘Maame Hwɛ’ – A REVIEW

    Ebony’s talent is pure. It rests peacefully in a young lady whose patterns of stitched bravado and decisive artistic flexibility is causing so much pain to hostile souls, who are yet to come to terms with the fact that she is what they failed to achieve in their 20s....
  • ‘Akpɛtɛshie seller give me quarter’… For the love of one tot: Alcohol consumption in Ghana

    Under a shade at the Dansoman-Glefe lorry station in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, a group of middle-aged men sit slothfully as they inch closer to settling on an available diversion to validate their week-day nothingness. It has gone past the morning rush hour and the yells from bus conductors...