• 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,...
  • Seyi Shay: The duty of an artist is to be flawed

    Seyi Shay—flushed in a kind of traje de flamenca with spaghetti sleeves—parries a particularly persistent fly bent on partaking in our conversation, which ensues on the compound of a quiet house on Archer Rd. (Dzorwulu). The insect disappears from around her ear, but it would not be long before...
  • BLAKK IS BOLD, BOLD IS THE VOICE: The Blakk Rasta Story

      “This is the place,” the good-natured taxi driver finally announces, pulling up near a house tucked deep in the McCarthy Hills. As I step out of the cab, a neat breeze salutes me, as do healthy greenery and overall quietude. The driver, dark and middle-aged, turns the cab...
  • PRIDE OF A PRINCE! Bright Carries Buk Bak into the Future

    Prince Bright’s response to my question on melody sounds academic, as though it were taken from a paper he’s just handed in as part of coursework. “It’s a platform that defines music, bringing every element to life. It’s when an artist decides to hit sweet tones to be able...
  • Time, Memory & Food: La Brasserie’s three-course dish delights Ghanaian taste buds

    “Can we have the music off?” Jeff Luneau queries rhetorically, in an accent reeking of both French and English. The music in the cafeteria — soft House melody —vaporizes immediately, replaced by the sound of cutlery against ceramic and of our own voices bartering sentences. On his side of...
  • THE INTERVIEW: Rocky Dawuni

    From my waiting spot (a porch swing behind him), I watch the dreadlocked Rocky Dawuni bite into the tender slice of plantain that is his choice of break-time snack today, his 50th birthday. Roasted golden brown and enjoyed with peanuts, ‘Kofi Brokeman’ (as the chow is nicknamed in these...
  • KOD: A 90s product living today’s “Classic” media dream

    “ARE YOU OKAY, MR. DARKO?” I finally ask. We are walking down the stairwell linking the third floor of Meridian House to the reception on the first floor, where we will sit and discuss his life thus far. KOD looks unwell, but has managed to pull himself through the...