• #BrownPaperBag: Where Sarkodie and M.anifest Fail Us

    Great. We can now tick off Ghanaian rap’s bucket list a song whose sole occupants are Sarkodie and M.anifest. Days ago, in response to renewed global protests against racial inequality, stimulated this time by George Floyd’s killing in the US, the two hip-hop acts; the country’s leading punchline archers...
  • #MidnightTrain: Sauti Sol’s Best Work Will Always Lay Ahead [Review]

    Within the Afrobeats universe, West Africa may be the face, even habitually dictate tempo, but East Africans are the real sonic stylists, Sauti Sol, Harmonize, and Diamond Platnumz providing ready references.  Today, however, let’s dwell on Sauti Sol, Kenya’s foremost band who, because their sound is propped on ethereal...
  • WurlD’s Afrosoul EP, to a Ghanaian ear

    WurlD knows a thing or two about soul. It’s apparent throughout his catalogue which now stands at seven EPs. A sonic hypnotist, the Lagos native, born Sadiq Onifade, has habitually offered a technique built on tailored calm, enhanced immersion, and inner awareness that results in effectual healing.  Afrosoul, his...
  • #DateRush: Prestige Trash or Essential Viewing?

    A number of factors have ensured the sweeping success of TV3’s “Date Rush,” least of them being its organising principle. It may be many things, but a dating show? Sure, it is marketed as one, and on surface level, could pass off as one. Formatted very much like a...
  • The Coarse Delight of “Bukom Banku Live”

    The template for “Bukom Banku Live,” one in a string of newly announced additions to GHOne TV’s programme line up starting next month, is, in itself, not new. Over at U TV, Akrobeto (Akwasi Boadi) enjoys incremental traction for something similar, hosting “The Real News,” a weekly satirical newscast...
  • Citi FM Will Continue to Partake of Your Bronya Budget

     In performing, an artist honours one part of an unspoken covenant. The other bit of the undertaking rests with the audience before whom he presents. Few congregations exhibit this like Decemba 2 Rememba patrons, who are devoted participators of Citi FM’s annual Christmas eve tradition. Distinguished by its white...
  • Nyashinski’s Lucky You album, to this Ghanaian

    In the candied a capella of “Greener,” the sweet aroma of “Sweet Aroma,” through the smooth psychedelia of “Traveler,” the addictive nectar of the string placements on “Flowers,” to the ingenious synthesis of the superego anthem “G.O. A.T,” all of which belong on his debut solo LP, the ever–evolving...
  • BLUE EP: KiDi is STILL PERSUADED BY Highlife & Fascinated By LOVE

    Since his emergence a few years ago, via Lynx Entertainment, KiDi has enjoyed repute not only as the label’s most technically gifted crooner, but also among the country’s elite. Author of modern highlife classics like “Say You Love Me,” “Odo,” and months ago, the jolly “Enjoyment,” the man typically...
  • “We No Dey Hear” and M.anifest’s Afrobeats argument

    It is not enough that the Ghanaian rapper known to his father as Kwame Ametepee Tsikata has secured himself a place among the country’s hip-hop top plate (hardly a week has passed since he dropped “No Long Talk,” a vicious consolidation of that claim). An all-rounder, he also has...