• #ENEWSGHLIVE: Okyeame Kwame’s #OKStriped underway

    Hiplife veteran Okyeame Kwame’s intimate +233 gig, geard toward raising funds for his Hepatitis B initiative is underway. Dubbed OK Stripped, it looks to curate a rich night of dance, comedy, poetry and music. Initial performances have included a piece from the rap dacta, as well as spoken word offerings from...
  • REVIEW: ‘Boys Boys’ – Nacee Feat. GURU

    The hook of Nacee’s Boys Boys is a pleasant puzzle: it’s technically suitable for the church premises, and at the same time, meets the requirements of anthems which permeate the lungus and streets of our inner cities. It is a street jam for sure, because the hook is crafted...
  • TRAVELOGUE: A people, their Easter, OUR COLLECTIVE PRIDE…Kwahu ooo Kwahu!

    On another day, Flippa’s looks would give him away, but it is 11 o’clock on a Sunday night – and the party is in full gear. Sweaty revelers in worrisome outfits are busy flailing to sounds of our time: Take Over, If, Christy, Mama Boss Papa, Too Risky. Liquor...
  • Of KOD’s Rhythms on Da Runway (#RODR2017)

    A young man arrives in a convoy of three cars — all black. He looks princely and particularly Nigerian –his agbada (made of golden lace) shining against lighting on the forecourt, and an elegant sky which has poured forth ample rain about an hour ago. As he climbs up the ten...
  • FEATURE: Of the 2017 Ghana Music Awards

    Medikal didn’t perform his hit single Too Risky in full. Towards the end of the song –the last in a quick playlist for his set, he pulled girlfriend Deborah Vanessa by the hand a bit too strongly, plucked his white face towel from a prop behind him, and vanished...
  • #VGMAs2017 surest bets

    It all goes down tonight. The biggest night in Ghana music is finally upon us, and all the questions which have lingered on our minds till now will be dealt with once and for all…at least till next year’s edition. Tonight marks 17 years since the scheme was instituted....
  • Of SENA DAGADU/ RedRed @ REPUBLIC the other day

    In what they described as a farewell gig,  singer Sena Dagadu and pop group RedRed (consisting FOKN Bois rapper M3nsa and Hungary’s DJ Elo) took over the Republic Bar – Osu two or three Wednesdays ago –farewell because it would be their last performance in the country for many...
  • Between ‘Kupe’ & ‘Poison’ there’s ONLY ONE ‘Magane Sose’… She is Ebony, she Reigns

    Ebony Reigns (Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng) possesses an admirable singing quality that takes years to manage. At 20, she has to her credit four acclaimed efforts, two – Kupe and Poison – of which were for the 2016/2017 season. For a young lady who only set off professionally in May of...
  • #VGMANostalgia: 2016 – Of EL’s Crowning

    Let’s admit, the EL announcement caught us all by surprise. EL too! Did you see his face when he was announced as overall winner? In many ways, he saved the night..not necessarily as a laudable opening set, but for winning Artist of the Year. Else, what would we have...
  • #VGMANostalgia – The Evergreen V-VIP

    Welcome to #VGMANostalgia, our continuing buildup to the 17th annual Ghana Music Awards ceremony slated for the Accra International Conference Centre on April 8th. This week’s instalment, the third in the series, focusses on veteran hiplife group VVIP. The years 2004 and 2011 are the highest points for hiplife group VIP...
  • On Peter Sedufia’s “Keteke”

    He should have known – poor Boi – by the way she watched him as he made his way back to the spot she had stopped, that something worse would follow. Hell hath no fury than pregnant Atswei, who has possibly just missed her final chance at making Akete...
  • THEATRE – Of Chief Moomen’s Wogbɛ Jɛkɛ

    My chest feels heavy. My arms are cold, but it is not from the night breeze. My eyes fight unsuccessfully, sentiments I can’t accurately name yet. Dead people walk again, and they tell me stories –powerful stories. I know these stories, I have grown up with them; from books,...
  • #VGMANostalgia: 2002 – of Lord Kenya, the stage god

    Welcome to the continuing ENEWSGH buildup to this year’s edition of the Ghana Music Awards. Sponsored by telecoms giant Vodafone, the main event is slated for April 8 at the Accra International Conference Centre. The series started with a look at the inaugural edition (year 2000), which was dominated...
  • #VGMANostalgia: How history was created – The Lumba Year

    The annual Ghana Music Awards is the most-anticipated night on our music calendar. Running for 17 years, it remains the topmost music honour in the country –our own version of the Grammys.  As we build up to this year’s edition slated for April 8th, ENEWSGH editor Gabriel Myers Hansen...
  • Made in 1977 – Of Our Bola Ray!

    A sharply-dressed man sits for hours in a small room with no windows, talking to himself, laughing at his own jokes. He sports glasses and a clean shave. He has nothing but a microphone and music for company, and there’s a melody to his speech, and a diligence about...
  • REVIEW: Enku Lenu – Stonebwoy

      Artist: Stonebwoy Song: Enku Lenu (Eyes on You) Label, Year: Burniton Music Group, 2017   You might have noticed that over the past few years, pop music in Africa appears to be leaning away from brisk tempo to something of a slower groove and more sensitive melody. Consider Wizkid’s ‘Ojuelegba’, Dr Sid’s...
  • REVIEW: Why Ghana is mad over Runtown’s “Mad Over You”

    Artist: Runtown Song: Mad Over You Year: 2016   Nigerian singer Runtown’s voice was first impressed upon Ghanaian ears back in 2015, on Gallardo, via the shoulders of fellow Afropop act Davido. The latter, because of what impact his Dami Duro (released October 2011) had made on the streets here, was...
  • #ENEWSGHPicks: 10 albums to expect in 2017

    2017 has good plans for us, musically speaking. Already, we can count more than ten projects likely to be outdoored by some of our favourite acts this year.  Here are a few of our projections:   1. M.A.T.I.C ((Melodies Awakening the Inactive Conscience)  – Trigmatic Rapper and on-air personality...
  • FRANK GYIMAH: Accra came out ‘For The Birds’ – A review of Papa Oppong’s December 28 showcase

    A beautiful evening cooled by gentle harmattan, proved to be the setting for emerging global fashion voice Papa Oppong’s landmark December 28 show, For the Birds. There had been a month-long buzz about the night, and we had defied heavy traffic characteristic of this season. And now, we just...
  • Rapper Sons reaffirms “beastly” status with Coco, Jan. 10

    Oh Lord, let my bars change the rap game as I record/ let my flow be the reason why they applaud/ let my style be the reason why they sound odd And just like that, rapper Sons makes his grand entry into Ghana’s rap game. These are introductory words...