Ghanaian reggae/ragga & dance-hall superstar, Stonebwoy keeps elevating his craft to the international stage. His recent move to solidify his international appeal was a gig with music streaming platform Tidal which is owned by Hip Hop icon, JAY-Z after he was tasked to curate an hour long playlist for the the streaming giant.
The 14 songs compilation includes some of Stonebwoy’s hottest reggae and dancehall songs. Starting from his Motherland (Ghana) then forwarding onto the Islands, the Nickelodeon & BET Winner| 3-Time Best Reggae/Dancehall Act in Africa told Tidal that, he draws inspirations from all over and he is happy to be sharing these hits with music lovers across the globe.
Samini Inks An Ambassadorial With FBNBank
FBNBank Ghana has announced the signing of the award winning Reggae and Dancehall recording artiste, songwriter and performer, Samini as ambassador of its new product, quick banking *894#. Samini will be featured in a gripping integrated advertising campaign for the quick banking *894# product which will run on radio, print and online channels.
Africa1 Media, Samini’s management company expressed incredible excitement about FBNBank Ghana’s partnership with Samini. The company was optimistic that the partnership will yield amazing results for both brands.
Samini, the quick banking *894# product ambassador said “FBNBank Ghana has a rich heritage of being a constant financial partner throughout its customers’ lives and I am thrilled to work in partnership with the bank.” While stating that the product ambassadorial collaboration is sure to be a winner, Samini said “more importantly, I urge you to dial *894# now to enjoy easy and simple banking.”
Quick Banking *894# is a mobile application that enables customers to conduct banking on their mobile phone wherever they are at any time. Customers dial *894#, follow the prompts to enroll and activate for quick and easy banking.
In a statement, Victor Yaw Asante, FBNBank Ghana Managing Director was delighted that the bank partnered with Samini. He noted that with a career spanning over twenty years and amassing multiple awards, the Samini brand has been instrumental in the growth of several brands. Mr. Asante was convinced that as Product Ambassador of quick banking *894#, Samini will in no small measure, contribute immense value to the FBNBank brand.
The FBNBank Ghana MD disclosed that the First Bank of Nigeria Limited subsidiary in Ghana is continuing its quest to endear the brand to its stakeholders in the Ghanaian market. “This is because we take pride in being exclusively customer-centric and we go to great lengths to put the needs of our customers at the heart of our business. Our commitment is to set the gold standard of customer experience and excellence in financial services solutions. Since 1894, our brand has developed a unique culture of making the people we serve our utmost priority and today, we reinforce our application of this culture, even as we provide unrivalled value to all our customers during this integrated advertising campaign and beyond.”
Mr. Victor Yaw Asante called on Ghanaians and businesses to take full advantage of FBNBank’s distinctive values and rich heritage which has made its brand a leading African brand and one of the most credible financial institutions on the globe.
(Source: Africa 1 Media)
Asaase Sound Clash Launched; Shatta Wale Calls Out Fans To Come Clean
Shatta Wale has called out both his fans (Shatta Movement) and Stonebwoy’s fans (Bhim Nation) to come together and support “Asaase Sound Clash” positively so it can accrue Music Tourism, especially to benefit the Ghanaian Dancehall and Reggae Community.
Shatta Wale, a day after the official launch of the highly anticipated SoundClash by Asaase Radio 99.5fm took to twitter on the morning of Wednesday, august 5, 2020 and tweeted this;
Both Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, for the first time after news broke out about “Asaase Sound Clash” sat close with a ‘Face Off’ to officially agree before the media at a press soiree to push for the Dancehall Confrontation which is meant to champion the fight against COVID-19, the global pandemic. The underlying theme “#Clash2CrushCOVID” was powered by the Radio Station with support from the Health Ministry, Ghana Tourist Authority and other affiliates.
Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale hold a crazy cult following from Ghana and beyond, thus, they were chosen as frontliners for the project. Watch the full version of the press encounter and ‘Face Off’ here.
(Story: Elorm Beenie)
“Be A Citizen Not A Spectator – Stonebwoy Urges Ghanaians
Global music Icon, Stonebwoy, has exercised his civic responsibility after successfully registering his name with the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) which primarily will serves as an identity proof while casting his ballot as an eligible electorate in the country’s forthcoming municipal, state, and national elections in December.
His presence drew a large crowd, compelling him to depart the premises soon after obtaining his card, but however, speaking to the natives of Ashaiman city of the Greater Accra Region on Thursday where the reggae & dance-hall star underwent his registration exercise, he urged them to also take up the mantle to engage in this easy exercise ahead of the general elections.
“Be A Citizen Not A Spectator… I Went Back To Ashaiman To Get The Voters ID Card. The Process Was Very Easy And Swift. Therefore I Implore Every One Out There To Go And Do The Same. Before The Deadline Next Week Because It’s Your Civic Responsibility To Vote And Your Vote is Your Power. – He posted on Instagram
Watch video below;
“Thank You For Believing In My Talent – Shatta Wale To Beyonce
Following a successful premiere of the vibrant music video for “Already” by Beyonce, Ghanaian reggae & dance-hall artiste, Shatta Wale, has expressed a heart full of gratitude to the American singer, songwriter, and record producer for hiring his talent to execute the project which part of her Black Is King visual album.
According to him, this epic collaboration based on tracks from The Lion King: the Gift, the soundtrack from the 2019 film remake of The Lion King has given him the opportunity to showcase his talent, and to share his good message to the world. “Thank you My Queen for believing in my talent and giving me a platform to share my good message to the world …God will forever bless you” – he tweeted
The visual was released mere hours before the premiere of Beyoncé’s Black Is King, which arrives via Disney+ at 3 a.m. ET on Friday. “Black Is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence,” Disney said in an earlier statement about the film.
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