Young music talent Ahmed Gariba known by his stage name Alka is set to release his new project, a 6 track EP he has named Afro Vice City. Working with top producers Jaemally Beatz, JuwonMix, CallieMajik Beats, Mykah, Beatzbydb, and King Phresoo the project is set to be released on July 10.
Having a great passion for music and receiving great African music inspiration from legends such as Fela Kuti at a young age set Alka on the journey to use his music to heal the world. Alka isn’t a stranger to the music scene as he has been in the game for a little over 4 years. Within these years, Alka has got over 50+ songs to his name.
Speaking with him about his upcoming project the musician said this project means a lot to him and with the confidence, he has himself about the project it would grant him the needed attention from music lovers who haven’t heard of him yet.
“The name of the EP is Afro Vice City. It is a 6 track EP produced by some of the best music producers in the world. With the confidence, I am having in myself and the support I am getting from family and friends, I know this project will get me the recognition I deserve.” He said.
Alka currently lives in New York City in the United States of America where he holds an associate degree in Criminal Justice. You can follow him on all social media platforms – @Alkamusiq
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.”
Natty Lee Professes Love To Sista Afia In New Jam [WATCH]
Brand new one from Natty Lee featuring the most sought after female musician, Sista Afia. The romantic song which is titled “Heartbeat” brings out the beautiful emotions of both Natty Lee and Sista Afia on the song. Natty Lee expresses his feelings to Sista Afia, and how he feels anytime she is far from him.
Natty Lee promises to be a better man in her presence Sista Afia blessed the song with her powerful voice and deep verses, and assures Natty she will always be in his heart.
Saint Set To Drop His Debut Single ‘My Last’ Under New Label On Saturday
Budding Ghanaian artiste, Saint, signed unto CK Entertainment on Saturday, July 12, 2020, dropped his first song under the label dubbed ‘My last’ which features Mohammed and was produced by Klickz, talks about true love.
According to Saint, ‘My Last’ was inspired by most youth in Ghana, “what inspired me to write that song is how the modern Ghanaian youth would place material things before true love, in the song, am painting a picture telling us to settle with true love and definitely God will shower his riches on us.”
He doubles as a songwriter and calls himself, “I classify myself as a conscious musician and that is because most of my songs depict daily life activities and also inspire people in every aspect of life. Unlike other artists am not limited, am a fast learner so it very easy for me to adjust to new trends”
Saint has songs like ‘Gbelemor Ma Enter’ ‘Ur Love’ ‘Crown Me King’ ‘Sarkawa’ ‘One More Time’ and his current song ‘My last’ He advises that young artists should focus more on mastering their craft and also be prayerful because God is the only person that will make their dreams come true.
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.
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