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Rocky Dawuni Premieres Video For “Ghost Town” [STREAM HERE]

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GRAMMY nominated Ghanaian singer, songwriter, producer and activist, Rocky Dawuni just released a new EP entitled “Voice of Bunbon, Vol. 1” “Ghost Town” from the EP will be the subject of the first video from the title which is already in heavy rotation on Southern California radio station KCRW’s influential “Morning Becomes Eclectic” program with DJ Anne Lit.

“Ghost Town” premiered on Rocky’s Facebook page and “waved” through the SINE Network at 11am PST on Thursday, November 19 and was made available via Rocky’s YouTube channel. The video was directed by Casey Bridges, son of Beau Bridges from the legendary Bridges acting family who co-directed Rocky’s beautiful “Champion Arise” video which was released earlier this year from his last full length album “Beats of Zion.”

Ghost Town” speaks to some of the greatest challenges we face as a human family today. Rocky’s lyrics echo the refrain so many are feeling around the world at this time. His voice brings us together as he sings out from the lowest valleys to the highest peaks. Filming this video with Rocky and friends was an opportunity to collaborate with inspirational artists who share music and a vision of rising above to realize a brighter tomorrow.” – Casey Bridges         

The vision of the video was to highlight and articulate a world in crisis. It was filmed in the alleys of the Oakwood neighborhood of Venice, California often referred to as “Ghost Town” which has been dealing with massive gentrification issues. The video also visually touches on the critical issue of homelessness in America which is exacerbated by current events and which continues to elude any lasting solutions. Major parts of the video were also filmed in the Topanga / Malibu area of the scenic Santa Monica Mountains to bring a sense of hope and redemption which the song seeks to portray amidst the chaos. The final scenes of the video come full circle to an intimate backyard jam with cameo appearances by Latin GRAMMY sensation Debi Nova, Mermans Mosengo & Jason Tamba of the Playing for Change band, singer / songwriter Jillian Speer, Kenyan percussionist & DJ Oneko Arika and artist / healer Onyi Love which depicts the importance of community and the triumphant power of human connection.”  – Rocky Dawuni

Voice of Bunbon” (pronounced “boon-bon”) explores the diversity of Rocky’s “Afro Roots” sound fusing modern and traditional musical trends in Ghana and across the continent. The EP is a diverse sonic experience with songs ranging from acoustic to beat driven anthems to cultural explorations utilizing aspects of Afrobeats, Highlife, Reggae, Soul, Pop and beyond.

The inspirational words to the songs focus on love, resilience, faith, joy and hope. Running through the EP is a theme of empowerment, urging the listeners to think critically on current issues.  In line with the album’s theme of highlighting indigenous culture, Rocky is planning a big launch party with the Chief of Bunbon, Uborr Wumbe Dawuni and the people of Bunbon, Ghana scheduled for December 5, 2020. “Voice of Bunbon” has already received rave reviews including from beloved Reggae website Reggaeville! 

Rocky Dawuni, straddles the boundaries between Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. to create his appealing Afro Roots sound that unites generations and cultures. A galvanizing performer, Dawuni has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Sauti Sol, Alpha Blondy, Michael Franti, Aloe Blacc, Janelle Monae and John Legend, among many others. Named one of Africa’s Top 10 global stars by CNN, he has showcased his talent at prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and The Hollywood Bowl.

Rocky is a UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment for Africa, a UN Foundation Ambassador for the Clean Cooking Alliance and an Ambassador for Born Free USA which helps with anti-poaching legislation Through these designations and others he uses his music to shine a light on crucial issues facing humanity cross the globe through live concerts, speaking roles, panels, youth empowerment and more.  

Please check out Rocky Dawuni’s “Voice of Bunbon, Vol. 1” EP and share the love through your platforms!! We so appreciate all of your support! 1love.

Rocky Dawuni “Ghost Town” Credits:

Director: Casey Brides

Camera & Editing: Tiro Rose

Producer: Cary Sullivan
Written, arranged and performed by: Rocky Dawuni

Aquarian Records / Facebook, Inc

For more information about Rocky Dawuni, please check out: http://www.rockydawuni.com 
        
        “Voice of Bunbon, Vol. 1” Press Release:
        https://rockydawuni.fanbridge.com/campaigns/show.php?id=1563503&sid=[SUBSCRIBER_ID 
        
       “Voice of Bunbon” Listening / Sales link:
        https://tinyurl.com/yy7xo2nf 

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Premiere: Davido Shares A Star-studded Music Video For Jowo – [WATCH HERE]

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Davido has continued his knack for offering cinematic visuals for his music as he just shared a star-studded music video for “Jowo”, one of the standout tracks from his recently released album, ‘A Better Time’. The video features RMD and former Big Brother housemate, Nengi who are cast as gang rivals in a video that adds more drama to the romantic narration from the song.

Directed by Dammy Twitch, the video for “Jowo” shows Davido and Nengi as gang leaders who were ordered to assassinate each other but eventually fall in love with each other. Though the script is cliche script, the acting and cinematography are impressive as we see the characters playing their roles convincingly while the laidback song plays in the background.

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Premiere: Diamond Platnumz Teams Up With The Legendary Koffi Olomide On A Hit Song – Waah!

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East Africa’s superstar, Diamond Platinum has released the official video of his latest single ‘Waah’ featuring Kinshasa based music maestro Koffi Olomide . The video was directed by Director Kenny of Zoom Extra, a production company co-owned by Diamond and Kenny.

‘Waah’ is characterized with lots of stylistic moves from both the artists especially Diamond who, together with his group showcase different African dancing style.

The upbeat dance music video was released on YouTube on Monday, Nov. 30, and within 8 hours of its release, “Waah” had registered more than a million views on YouTube. At that point, it had already topped the prior record-holder: Davido’s “Fem,” which two months ago racked up over a million views in the first 9 hours. Before the end of 24hrs, “Waah” had garnered 4.2 Million views.

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Premiere: Davido Joins Stonebwoy On A High Energy Anthem [WATCH HERE]

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Ghanaian afro-pop, reggae & dancehall superstar, Stonebwoy, out with a brand-new banger entitled “Activate”. Joining him on this much anticipated anthem is Nigerian Afrobeats superstar, Davido, who delivered a warm verse over a MasterGarzy production and a high energy, fun environment filled, colorful set of visuals from YawSkyface.

‘Activate’ is a hit and another promising presentation from the Afrobeats community. The visual representation, shot at the Safari Hills Resort, Ghana, follows the two artists coming together on a golf course, as they exchange some words.

Stream here; https://kv-online-talent.lnk.to/SBAV

As the song starts, the pair come together, dancing and performing their song and having a great time. In every scene, people are dancing as Davido and Stonebwoy are poolside, surrounded by a plethora of beautiful women. It’s kind of wild to think that a song from these two artists wouldn’t be really good, and ‘Activate’ certainly checks all the boxes of what good music is.

Davido’s ad-libs and shows his evolution as an artiste and Stonebwoy’s energy in spitting his dancehall lines boast of a never-ending creativity. The explosive coming together of these two music greats, each in their individual genre, makes this sound a masterpiece.

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Premiere: Richy Rymz Drops Visuals For Street Anthem – “Onua”

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Richy Rymz drops the much awaited music video for his current street anthem dubbed “Onua”. The song which talks about the need to love one another is of no doubt an instant hit, and a song that we need to add to our playlist. The video for Onua was directed by Bra Shizzle.

With a very groovy beat and danceable lyrics, Onua is a song that preaches peace amongst us, especially during this upcoming election. Richy Rymz has over the years proven to be a force to reckon with in this music industry and this one here is another testimony.

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