NEW YORK – Saturday, May 23, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – As part of Billboard’s Platoon Africa Artist Showcase, emerging star Kwesi Arthur kicked things off Thursday afternoon (May 21) with a fun and vibrant Live-At Home performance from the Ground Up Chale Studios in Ghana.
Sporting an I Heart NY hoodie, Arthur’s opening included rousing showings of his popular songs “Kill My Spirit” and “Back on the Wall.” Arthur’s energy never waned, especially on the former, which serves as a motivational tune for those seeking escape. As he neared the finish line, he loosened up the vibe with the breezy anthem “Chill” from his 2019 project, This Is Not The Tape, Sorry 4 the Wait.
In an interview with OkayAfrica last year, Arthur spoke on Africa’s global influence, most notably on the web. “I know the internet has made everything close — it has made the world very small. So now anything we do someone out there can see,” he said. “They see what we’re doing so we really have to up our game. But I still keep it lighthearted, speak my truth, do what I love.”
He added: “The world to Africa, like Africa has so much to offer. So I think the world should be ready for Africans. And we’ll bring the world to Africa. That’s one thing about Africa. We always keep creating new things. At one point there was Azonto and that came to shaku shaku. Africa keeps recreating stuff and that’s not going to end. We’ll always keep creating.”
Kidi, Kuami Eugene To Headline MASK4ALL Charity Concert
Talented Ghanaian Afro-pop stars Kidi and Kuami Eugene have thrown their support behind the MASK4ALL initiative aimed at mobilizing and distributing free face masks to the needy in Ghana. The duo will headline the MASK4ALL Charity Concert to help create awareness to the initiative and encourage Ghanaians to donate masks.
According to a spokesperson for the organizers, Other musicians who have committed their support to the initiative include veteran gospel star Yaw Sarpong, Bright of Buk Bak, rising afro-pop singer Mr Drew, Lamisi and many others. The performers are to be backed by the Patchbay Band with DJ Andy Dosty, DJ Vyrusky, DJ Xpliph on rotation and Kabutey-My-MC in charge.
The Charity Concert forms part of the activities of the MASK4ALL Initiate to educate the general public of the Covid-19 infections, Safety and preventive protocols as well as mobilizing face masks for the needy and vulnerable in the society.
Mask4all Charity Concert will be broadcast on Adom TV and Joy Prime at 8PM on Saturday 18th July 2020. Masks4all Initiative is organised by the Coalition of Event Managers and Suppliers (CEMS) in partnership with Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Creative Arts Council and the Multimedia Group.
Stonebwoy’s UK Tour Returns In September
GREATER ACCRA – Friday, May 8, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – All things being Equal:- Stonebwoy will be trailblazing and globetrotting again, for the first time in 7 months. He will be taking “back-to-back-to-back” live reggae, dance-hall spiced up with afrobeats performances to UK as Academy Music Group announced that, the internationally acclaimed music star’s tours which were supposed to hold in May, 2020 have been rescheduled for September, 2020.
The tour, powered by LIVENATION, will be staged at Manchester Academy3, O2 Institute3 Birmingham and O2 Academy Islington on the 17th, 19th, and 20th of September, 2020 respectively. Follow the link to make a ticket purchase: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/stonebwoy-tickets
Earlier, BMG – the official Powerhouse for the Nickelodeon & BET Winner, 3-Time Best Reggae/Dancehall Act in Africa cancelled the award-winning musician’s UK, and North American tours after officials placed an indefinite ban on gatherings of more than 500 people, in perspective, large-scale events, as part of drastic measures to curb the spread of the respiratory disease known as Coronavirus (COVID-19).
However, in a tweet, the leading owner-operator of music venues in the United Kingdom announced that, the Ghanaian born Reggae/Ragga & Dance-hall artiste’s live performance has been moved to Saturday, 20 September, 2020. The firm urged fans who have purchased their tickets hang on to them as they’ll be valid for the new date with an assurance that, ticket agent will be in touch directly to explain it more.
“So you know, @stonebwoyb (Friday 08 May) has moved to Saturday 20 September. If you’ve got tickets, please hang on to them as they’ll be valid for the new date. Your ticket agent will be in touch directly to tell you more. #Stonebwoy #O2Academy #Islington #London pic.twitter.com/BNewPBEry6— O2 Academy Islington (@O2Islington) May 8, 2020“
Meanwhile, following a very successful 2019, Stonebwoy started 2020 as he means to continue. As professionally scheduled, the Ghanaian Reggae/Ragga & Dancehall artiste, on February 29, 2020, debuted his 2020 North American tours with a massive appearance as a headlined African performer at the 9th edition of the Afrocarib Festival that was stage at the Amphitheater at Miramar Regional Park in Florida.
Stonebwoy live in Washington DC! On his halted North American tour, the multiple award-winning reggae/ragga & dance-hall artiste visited the Club Elevate (March 6, 2020). From the beginning, he set a quick pace and, in between songs, sought an intimate, direct exchange with his audience, which by now had filled the club’s maximum capacity. Asking them where they are from, he welcomed each and every one. “Big up USA, Ghana, Jamaica, Senegal, Gambia, Kenya, the whole African massive.”
Insecure Star, Yvonne Orji, Makes Nigeria Proud In New HBO Comedy Special
Comedy and laughter, there’s nothing like it and thanks to Yvonne Orji we’ll be getting just that which is highly recommended and needed at the moment. Look, we recognize that these are probably the toughest times we as humanity have had to contend with in recent history but the continuous influx of bad news daily and with more people seemingly having a certain of flair for delivering it, is just, well, very depressing.
The world could use with a bit of joy, in fact there’s a lot of it needed currently. Enter the lovely Yvonne Orji, who thanks to HBO, officially has her first comedy special. For those familiar with the popular series, Insecure, will better know her as Molly. The special is all set for Showmax from tomorrow (6 July 2020) this followed after it first premiered on 1Magic last Friday (3 July 2020). Thanks to the Showmax team we got the opportunity to see it much much earlier.
In her first comedy special outing, Yvonne has the audience rolling with laughter as she brings her razor-sharp wit and confidence to the stage. Both celebrating and poking fun at her strict, formative Nigerian-American upbringing, Yvonne shares her unique journey from pre-med to comedy, talks about parental pressures to get married, and takes us along to Lagos to meet her family and friends.
It’s no secret how much we enjoy comedy and general laughter, comedy specials ensure the best of both. It’s also refreshing to see stand up comedy coming from a female instead of the usual suspects who are mostly male. Not to say there aren’t female comedians out there who have not done it, it’s just not as frequent as it should be.
Yvonne’s first comedy special is fresh and shot in a great way. The switch up between her actual performance and her home life in Nigeria is something we really enjoyed seeing, it helps give you insight into who she is and where she comes from in a genuine and authentic way. She’s also a natural in how she comes off in her performance which makes it hard to believe that it’s her first comedy special.
No doubt it’s the start of many more for her, remember the name Yvonne Orji, a proud African lady who is quickly making her mark on the international scene, in fact she has already. And if you want more from her then do also checkout her Backstories also from HBO.
Do yourself a favour and catch her comedy special, you will more than enjoy it. If you are especially looking for an escape away from the current state of things and depressing news then this is a great way to do so. Catch it on Showmax from tomorrow (06 July 2020).
Ghanaian Record Producer, Juls, Joins Grammy Recording Academy As A Voting Member
Ghanaian Disk Jockey and record producer, Juls, has joined Lil Nas X, Gunna, Victoria Monet and other 2,321 people who have been invited to join the Recording Academy. That is nearly 1,000 more invitations than the academy issued last year, when it invited 1,340 new members. (Of those, 743 took the academy up on its offer.)
He was selected by a committee of industry peers based on exceptional contributions to the music community. As the world’s preeminent membership organization for performers, songwriters, producers and engineers, he will work together with other members to build a better and more inspiring world for music and its makers.
“We are pleased to offer you this opportunity to celebrate, represent and give back to music and its creators as a new member of the Recording Academy,” the invitation letter to the musician, who shared portions of it on social media, reads. “The power of the Recording Academy’s collective voice increases exponentially with you.”
“Membership is the lifeblood of the Recording Academy. Having an active, representative membership is fundamental to everything we do. Recording Academy members are a collective voice that together creates a better world for music and its makers, and has the ability to move our industry forward.”
“Recording Academy membership is a privilege reserved for those whose excellent professional accomplishments are matched by their passion for the music community.”
Julian Nicco-Annan, better known by his stage name Juls, is a British-Ghanaian record producer, disc jockey, and musician. He is best known for the production of songs like ”Bankulize” and “Skin Tight” by Mr Eazi , “Feel Alright” by Show Dem Camp,” Rudebwoi Love” by Stonebwoy and ”Gwarn” by Burna Boy. He has collaborated with labels like BBnz Live, Toko Beatz, Stereofly Records, Cosmic Harmony, and Lost Ones.
A Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low Surfaces In Orange And Green
Anloga Junction Hits 20 Million Streams On Audiomack
Barcelona Keen On Giving Coutinho To Arsenal Or New Castle
“I Instigated The #Don’tLeaveMe Challenge – Nonfa King, Ajeezay Claims
“DON’T LEAVE ME: Nigerian Entertainer, Josh2Funny, Featured On American Portal – BUZZ FEED
“ALL FOR YOU: Wendy Shay’s Hit Single Certified Gold
Arts & Culture3 days ago
Wife Of Ghanaian Street Dancer, Jeffery Frimpong, Dies Along With Her Unborn Son
Latest News2 days ago
Patoranking Endorses Kofi Jamar’s Jam With Stonebwoy
Business2 days ago
C.E.O of EventGuide Africa, Kelvin Kenneth, Appointed As Digital Marketing Manager At LesFam Company Ltd.
Health & Fitness2 days ago
Russia Completes Human Trials Of COV¡D-19 Vaccine