GREATER ACCRA – July 14, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Muse Africa’s digital music accolades “Bangerz of the quarter is back for 2020. The fourth edition comes with a huge package because it is part of Muse Africa’s 5 th anniversary.
Despite COVID-19 in 2020 our music never stopped playing as fans were thrilled across the globe with lot of music. In Ghana, our artists went the extra-mile to give fans new music and new projects to jam to. With that drive and desire from Ghanaian artists it is only right to celebrate them as we have always done with our Quarterly Accolades scheme Muse Africa Bangerz Of the Quarter (#MuseBOQ).
This year’s #MuseBOQ is dubbed “Half Year edition”. Unlike previous editions, the first quarter couldn’t be celebrated due to COVID-19 thus the first and second Quarter of the year have been joined together to give fans a more thrilling experience. #MuseBOQ2020, will have 17 categories with a new category for comic Music.
The Nominees will be announced on Muse Africa’s social media platforms with an extension on the Muse Africa Television show airing on Via-Sat on GOTV Channel 815 at 5:30PM.
Director of Editorial at Muse Media Networks, George Wiredu Duah commented: “The music industry is going through a bit of a tough time due to the COVID-19 pandemic but despite that our musicians are still pushing out music so why not celebrate them.
This year’s Muse BOQ is part of our 5th anniversary so we are poised to shine the light on our stars by encouraging them to keep doing what they do best.
We have combined two quarters to make sure every hard working Ghanaian is recognized. We say congratulations to all the nominees and we encourage the fans to vote to make sure their favorite artist wins.”
Started in 2018, #MuseBangers of the Quarter has become a bench mark for new music, as the scheme celebrates music on a quarterly basis rather than the traditional 1 year cycle. Previous winners of #MuseBOQ have been Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, King Promise, Guilty Beatz, Kofi Mole, J.Derobie, Eshun, Camidoh, Medikal just to list a few. Muse Africa’s Bangerz Of the Quarter is organized by Muse Media Networks.
Shatt Wale Featured On Alonesta’s Forthcoming Project
Adding to his numerous international features including ones with jamaica’s Vybz Kartel, Alkaline and recently already with Beyonce, Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and CEO of Shatta Movement Empire, Shatta Wale, has been featured on Jethro Sheeran; an English singer-songwriter known by the stage name Alonesta.
This comes after Alonestar felt impressed with the Ghanaian artiste’s Spotify monthly listeneres and had taken to Twitter, on September 27, to ask the ‘Melissa’ hitmaker for collaboration when they both hit 1.9 million monthly listeners on Spotify. On September 30, Alonestar announced he and Shatta Wale had begun working on the new song which will be released soon.
He revealed the surprise addition to the collaboration, his cousin, Grammy Award winner Ed Sheeran and American rapper Freeway.
As Promised By King Promise Becomes Ghana’s Highest Streamed Album On Spotify
King Promise; Ghanaian highlife artiste’s posthumous debut album featuring a range of 15 songs dubbed “As Promised” becomes Ghana’s highest streamed album on Spotify after surpassing 24 million plays on the Swedish music streaming and media services provider. The guest artistes on the album are highlife veteran, Kojo Antwi, Wizkid, Sarkodie, Simi, Omar Sterling, Mugeez and Raye.
Released in 2019, The 15-track project, which King Promise hand-selected alongside Legacy Life Entertainment(his record label) from his “vault” has record which includes ‘Intro (Nungua Blues/ Mama’s Prayer)’, ‘Odo (ft. Raye)’, ‘Commando’, ‘My lady’, ‘Selfish part 2 (ft. Simi)’, ‘I tried’, ‘Letter’, ‘Hangover (ft. Omar Sterling)’, ‘Happiness’, ‘Obee esh3’, ‘F. O. D. D (F**k Op Da Dancefloor)’.
“Let Us Have TiC Vs Exdoe” – Merqury Quaye Proposes A Battle Between Two Of Ghana’s Biggest MCs
With the objective of bringing joy and entertainment to millions of hip-hop and rap music fans across the country who are stuck indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic, celebrated Ghanaian Disk Jockey and Radio and TV personality, Merqury Quaye, has taken to his official twitter handle to propose a lyrical battle between two of Ghana’s biggest MCs; TiC and ExDoe.
According to the founder of Ghana DJ Awards, it will be a delight to see these two MCs who dominated the music scene for more than a decade bring the heat back in a battle to highlight their discographies in a worthy number of rounds during a three-hour session and also an opportunity for Ghanaians to celebrate their pivotal contributions to the creative industry.
Responding to Merqury Quaye’s tweet and showing interest in the proposed battle, TiC posted
“Wow not a bad idea but yo! I don’t think my big bro @exdoeofficial is a match for me you could have paired me with someone else but not him”
ExDoe making his presence known in anticipation for this event also said;
“Hahaha, I laugh in capital letters, somebody is looking for trouble. He is very good, don’t get me wrong but when it comes to performance and clash that’s what I eat, @TiCmusicGh is for software artists.”
By virtue of their tweets, it is obvious they are ready for the this to happen, thus far, industry stakeholders and investors can make history by setting the standards right for this Merqury Quaye proposed clash.
Shatta Wale Drops New Promotional Photos; Looks Younger And Energetic
High quality photos have long been the industry standard and anyone who doesn’t have them is falling behind. Matching sound to sight will effectively create the proper conditions for thought provoking artistry. Mastering the art of promotion through high quality photos among other key marketing items is a must for any musician.
Award-winning Ghanaian reggae/ragga & dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, known by birthright name as, Charles Nii Amarh Mensah, is creating or reinforcing a narrative of his well established brand, after the “Kpu Kpa” hitmaker released new set of promotional photos shot by one of the prolific and celebrated photographers in Ghana, Manuel Photography.
The new visual representation accurately reflects Shatta Wale and Shatta Movement brand. As the music industry is being crowded, it is vitally important for him to look professional so as to obtain the right exposure in the best way.
Since music is a movable art which has distinct rhythm patterns that match the mood the artiste is trying to convey, Shatta Wale basically also deemed it fit to have high quality pictures to promote the high resolution that he offers in his sound and also shows consumers and industry people he is worth other people investing their time in listening to his music or coming to see him perform.
However, generally speaking, the new colorful photos from the Dancehall entertainer will serve many purposes for music and entertainment journalists beyond just being something to feast their eyes upon. The high quality photos will grab readers’ attention and can make more people inclined to check out a story when featured in an article, or used as a featured image.
See photos below;
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