• 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),...
  • THE INTERVIEW: James Ebo Whyte

    “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....
  • A Crystal in the Haze: Kathy Sakyi is reshaping the event planning space

    For the ever-bubbly Kathy Mirian Sakyi, event planning is not merely an occupation; it’s an actual love affair. I can tell by the blushing of her cheeks—the dreamy sway of her head when she discusses the industry, and the fast-blossoming Crystal Haze Company (which she is CEO of). Also,...
  • DAY OFF WITH SADIQ: Part 3 — Curating Music’s BIGGEST STAGE

    Here is the concluding part of our “Day Off with Sadiq”  series with 3Music Awards CEO Sadiq Abdullai Abu, on the scheme’s intention, its place in Ghana’s event and awards ecosystem, and a behind-the-scenes walk through this year’s event. Catch up here and here.   Part 3— CURATING MUSIC’S...
  • THE INTERVIEW: Day off with Sadiq (Part 2)

    Here is the second installment of our “Day Off with Sadiq” series—a three-part interview with 3Music Awards CEO Sadiq Abdullai Abu, on the scheme’s intention, its place in Ghana’s event and awards ecosystem, and a behind-the-scenes walk through this year’s event. (Read part 1 here.) Sadiq lowers his hands,...
  • THE INTERVIEW: “Day off” with Sadiq [part 1]

    This is the first in ENews editor, Gabriel Myers Hansen’s three-part interview with 3Music Awards CEO Sadiq Abdullai Abu, on the scheme’s intention, its place in Ghana’s event and awards ecosystem, and a behind-the-scenes walk through this year’s event.   Stretched out on one end of an L-shaped couch,...
  • #3MusicAwards19 – Inside Shatta Wale’s mind

    a) Isaiah 45:2 : “I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron.” On his way to the Fantasy Dome Saturday night, this scripture has come to him. As a...