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English DJ, Edu’s Top 10 Artistes To Watch In 2020



BBC Disc Jockey (DJ) Edu has launched a new weekly show This Is Africa on BBC World Services. The Kenyan-born, London-based DJ Edu will look to cover the best music from all corners of the African continent with spotlights on new artists and rising talent as well as the classics.

“It encapsulates everything I love about African music,” DJ Edu mentions. “I’m really looking forward to, showcasing and sharing the great stories, music & culture coming out of young Africa with a new and existing audiences.


“Rema was one of the most talked about young talents from Nigeria last year,” says DJ Edu. “His diverse musical style makes him unique. One of his songs even appeared on Barack Obama’s 2019 playlist.”

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Zimbabwe’s Simba is a producer who has been making hit records for afrobeats superstars, while mixing and mastering their sounds too,” DJ Edu memtions. “He’s now adding being an artist himself to that list.”


“Sheebah, from Uganda, is fiery and energetic with ambition to be great. She started as a dancer, performing for many of the popular Ugandan acts but is now ready to take centre stage and be counted,” says Edu.


“Joeboy is gathering pace and already has two big anthems—’Baby’ and ‘Beginning’—under his belt, as well as a new EP. He’s doing shows all over Africa so early in his career under the wing of Mr Eazi,” DJ Edu mentions.

Kwesi Arthur

“From releasing his first song in 2015 to two EPs in 2017 & 2019, Kwesi Arthur has become one of Ghana’s most popular young artists,” states Edu. “His music and lyrics really connect with the youth.”

Kabza De Small

“Kabza De Small is part of the amapiano movement from Jozi, South Africa and an understudy of legendary producer and self-proclaimed hit maker DJ Maphorisa,” DJ Edu tells us.

Sho Madjozi

“Sho Madjozi is a rapper, singer, and poet who is into pushing the Tsonga culture through her music,” explains DJ Edu. “She recently won Best New International Act at the BET Awards.”

Vanessa Mdee

“Vanessa Mdee is already a household name already in Tanzania and the rest of Africa. She’s now also dating Power star Rotimi, which could only help enhance her music reach further,” says Edu.

Innoss B

“Innoss B is a dancer and singer from DR Congo who fuses Congolese music with popular genres,” DJ Edu mentions. “He’s also a skilled djembe player. Innoss B won a national singing competition and has already been on tour with Akon.”


“Tems is a Nigerian singer-songwriter with a powerful voice quite similar to Tracy Chapman. She joined the ensemble in secondary school & recorded tunes each day with her senior sibling. There is where she got her drive,” Edu states.

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Akoo Nana Enlists Yaa Pono And Kelvyn Boy For Latest Jam



Artiste: Akoo Nana (Featuring Yaa Pono & Kelvyn Boy)
Title: Wuramu
Director: Abass
Produced by: Samsney
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GREATER ACCRA, GHANA, Monday February 24, 2020/ – New music for the music year from Ghanaian musician Akoo Nana and this one he has for us here is titled “Wuramu”. The song features Kelvyn Boy and Yaa Pono. Production credit for the song goes to Samsney. It comes along with a music video which was directed by Abass.

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Artistes To Attend Workshops To Play In The UK



BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, Monday February 24, 2020/ – In a statement from the Home Office, artists from the EU will, starting January 2021, require visas to play in the UK. The department have shared that artists, including DJs and touring bands, as well as sports players, will be subject to the visa rules when the Brexit transition period finishes in December 2020.

Free movement between the UK and EU will cease, meaning that all artists, and their crews, will require a Tier 5 visa in order to perform in the UK. This will also apply to festivals, cultural events, promotional activity and competitions. The change will also mean the visa will be needed for artists to attend workshops, and to give talks about their work.

At present, touring EU performers can perform in the UK without a visa or work permit. Both the Culture Minister, Nigel Adams, and Deborah Annetts, from the Incorporated Society of Musicians, have stressed the important of free movement, airing their concerns of the detrimental affect the visas will have on the UKs cultural landscape.

Read more from the Home Office, and the points-based immigration system where the change is mentioned, here. In October last year, the Government shared a post-Brexit touring guide for artists.

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Optional King Crowned Winner Of Mentor Reloaded



GREATER ACCRA, GHANA, Monday February 24, 2020/ – After weeks of thrilling fans and patrons with exciting perf, the new all Mentor season dubbed, Mentor Reloaded came to end and Optional King was adjudged the winner for the season.

For his prize package, Optional King, Born, Mohammed Lukeman won a 2-bedroom house and other goodies.

Optional King whose consistency in projecting the culture of the northern sector with his style of rap, night after night earned praise from the judges who described him as ready for the showbiz industry.

As though expectant of the news the entire auditorium lit up with cheers and applause for the “Tamale Ka Wula” when he was pronounced winner.

The incredible fante rapper, Chichiz came second place whiles Myka came and Yaw Black came third and fourth respectively.

Mentor, is the first ever music reality show in the country and was arguably the most talked about. Aired for 10 seasons straight, went on a break and came back, rebranded as Mentor Reloaded

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AK Songstress Wins At The Cultural And Innovation Awards In Canada.



OTTAWA, CANADA, February 24th, 2020/ One of Ghana’s female reggae/dancehall artistes Akosua Kwakye aka AK Songstress has won the Best female Reggae/Dancehall artiste award at the just ended Cultural and Innovation Awards.

AK Songstress who is also known as Queens of African Dancehall was honoured for being an outstanding role model and having a positive influence in her community and across Ghana.

The event which was held in Canada on February 14 attracted some music producers, managers and record label owners in Africa, Europe and United States of America.

The female dancehall act, who is currently on Paradise Entertainment label, has been one of the strong forces pushing and putting the Ghanaian dancehall music on the world map and has performed on countless international platforms.

Winning the award didn’t come in as a surprise knowing the stuff she was made of when it came to vocal delivery and the messages her songs carried.

The singer in a post on Twitter said it was great to be acknowledged for her “enthusiastic personality and creativity, having strived for greatness beyond Ghana in this demanding time and appreciated for having such positive impact in the world.”

Her management team was full of appreciation to fans and well-wishers who had supported the female dancehall artiste over the years and promised that fans should watch out for more surprise achievements as she was poised for action this year and years to come.

AK Songstress thanked her fans for their continuous support, adding that “This is for the FAN DEM…2020 is my year. Watch out.”

With a number of local and international awards to her credit, AK Songstress, in 2017 won the best female dancehall artiste of the year award at the Ghana Naija Showbiz Award held in Lagos in Nigeria.

She beat dancehall artistes such as Cynthia Morgan, MzVee and Kaakie to win the highly contested award.

She is the first female to ever win the discovery of the year for dancehall/reggae artiste at the 2014 BASS Awards in the midst of male contenders.

AK Songstress who is one of the few talented young dancehall artistes making impact on the music scene was discovered some years back by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Paradise Entertainment, Duke Banson.

AK is credited with a number of hit songs, including ‘Rude Gyal Bad Gyal’, ‘Ghetto Cry’ featuring Sizzla, ‘Dangerous’ featuring 4×4 and ‘Rock Ur Body’ featuring Patoranking, ‘Tibidibi’, ‘Ohemaa’ featuring Gurua and ‘King Of the Queen’.

Her latest single ‘Give Dem’ featuring Kuami Eugene is still receiving massive airplay and has been tipped to be nominated for a number of awards in the coming days.

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