• Stonebwoy takes Keri Hilson, Collie Buddz through “Afro- pepper” baptism

    This much is true of Stonebwoy, particularly in the past couple of years: the venerated Dancehall/ Popstar is on a mission to bridge a specific sonic gap. Since Epistles of Mama, his ubiquitous 2017 album, the singer has undertaken extensive globetrotting, partnering overseas voices with a striking obsession, and...
  • Swollen feet, fragile hearts & New WINE at ADOM PRAIZ 2019

    Amid hordes flowing in a winding queue into the Perez Dome this charged Saturday afternoon is Mommeee, clad in a flowy white ensemble and walking through the narrow gate with an energetic smile and a pulsing heart ready for worship.  Since February, that very organ beneath her chest has...
  • 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...
  • The 2019 Accra Music Expo: ENews Takeaways!

    Saturday, March 16, 2019- AMA Forecourt, Accra. I. “Kwɛ, akpa? Amɛ’mmale kraa,” exclaimed a raucous voice from behind Oko Likpi—like he didn’t just hear the music cease, or an announcement that the party was coming to an end.  Oko Likpi cracked a smile and then turned sharply in his...
  • 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...
  • BEST K’s SCENARIO: Masta Garzy rounds up new faces of highlife for anadwo music [review]

    Here’s additional proof that KiDi, Kuami Eugene, and Kurl Songx are now Ghana’s premier vocal stylists: on “Anadwo Yɛ Dɛ,” a fresh cut by genius producer Mix Master Garzy, the threesome, all alumni of MTN talent show, Hitmaker, converge, and conjure a charged vocal excitement equivalent to the feeling...
  • #SITE15: R2Bees flex old muscles for modern fit

    On ‘Site 15’, R2Bees’ new album, the hiplife band perpetuate the exact sonic defiance that has secured them repetitive triumph in a radio climate structured on transient ‘vibes’ and perishable ‘waves’. A radio fixture since ‘Da Revolution I’, their searing 2009 debut, the duo — Faisal Hakeem (Paedae da...