NanaYaa ‘My hunny’ hit maker is set to release her debut album titled: ‘Manye 1’ on December 20th.
The 13-track album features artistes such as Edem, Flowking Stone, Shaker, Zeal of VVIP and dancehall act Epixode. It also has productions from Wei ye Oteng, Genius Selection, Citruss Beatz, Apya on the beatz, Ivan on the beatz and KSJ (Kwame Everett).
Listening to the songs on the album, (Manye 1) it shows the versatility of the singer in a more exciting way you will really appreciate.
There is a song for every type of music lover on the ‘Manye 1’ album by NanaYaa.
In talking about the debut album, the vocalist queen, NanaYaa noted that this album started off as an EP, then later to a mixtape and then now an album.
NanaYaa explained the album title Manye 1 as, ‘call it a re-birth or re-introduction of myself’. The title was heavily inspired by the fans especially my new ones; they have received me so well such that now everywhere I go all I hear is ‘Manye 1’.
Also “Manye” means a queen and since everyone calls me the queen of vocals, why not affirm the validation my fans and the world has already bestowed on me by making it official.
With regards to the songs on the album, NanaYaa disclosed that all songs have a story and special vibe. “Let me say that all 13 songs on this album even though fits every genre and music lover, they are all commercially good songs” – She opined.
In clearing the air on a story circulating in the media as to why Kojo Antwi and her dad were not on the album, Nanayaa set the records straight by saying that hopefully in 2019 there will be an album that will feature a lot of the big boys from Kojo Antwi, my dad (Pat Thomas) down to every one that fits the Neo-Soul, Hi-life and afro-album but this one, ‘Manye 1’, my debut was put together strictly for the fans & for commercial purposes.
The album- “Manye 1” by NanaYaa will be available on all music outlets this Thursday – December 20th but fans can get a exclusive first time listening on Aftownmusic.com and Boomplay.
You can pre-order the album here: https://efie.co/83Elc for only GHS20.
Thank you all for your support thus far and we know you will do so by purchasing this album by NanaYaa.
Akoo Nana Enlists Yaa Pono And Kelvyn Boy For Latest Jam
Artiste: Akoo Nana (Featuring Yaa Pono & Kelvyn Boy)
Produced by: Samsney
GREATER ACCRA, GHANA, Monday February 24, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – 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.
Artistes To Attend Workshops To Play In The UK
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, Monday February 24, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – 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.
Optional King Crowned Winner Of Mentor Reloaded
GREATER ACCRA, GHANA, Monday February 24, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – 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
AK Songstress Wins At The Cultural And Innovation Awards In Canada.
OTTAWA, CANADA, February 24th, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ 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.