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YEMI ALADE: “Johnny Was My First Highlife Music

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LAGOS STATE – June 18, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Yemi Eberechi Alade – a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter known professionally as Yemi Alade has, on one of the episodes of Ndani Tv’s “The Juice” show, spilled all the juice on her clinching a spot on The Gift album, her relationship with iconic musician, Angélique Kidjo, and the Nigerian music industry.

In the conversation with Bolanle Olukanni, she revealed that, her smash hit single “Johnny” was her first highlife music. According to her, though her parents are highlife music inclined, she did not develop much interest in crooning that style of music as she was so comfortable recording and performing R ‘n’ B and Pop genre of music but she is glad Highlife and Afro-beats are securing the bag for her.

The song is taken from her debut studio album King of Queens (2014). The song was an international smash hit in many countries including Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, The United Kingdom and others. The music video was directed by Clarence Peters. Before the song was released, it was leaked over the internet.

The music video was uploaded on March 4, 2014 onto Alade’s official Vevo account. The music video shows how the title character, “Johnny” (played by Nigerian actor and model Alex Ekubo), cheats and lies about his relationship with several women in the clip. “Johnny” was nominated for Best Pop Single and Song of the Year at The Headies 2014. It currently now surpasses more than a 100 million views on YouTube.

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Stonebwoy’s UK Tour Returns In September

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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.”

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Saint Set To Drop His Debut Single ‘My Last’ Under New Label On Saturday

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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.

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Patoranking Endorses Kofi Jamar’s Jam With Stonebwoy

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LAGOS STATE – 13 th July 2020 – Multiple-Award Winning Nigerian musician Patoranking took to his Facebook early hours of Monday, July 13 to throw his weight behind the new single from emerging Ghanaian artiste Kofi Jamar. The song dubbed “Mi Dey Up remix” featuring Dancehall heavyweight Stonebwoy, was released on Friday 10th July 2020 and it is an inspirational song to motivate the youth to stay woke amidst all struggles and life hustles.

This is what Patoranking has to say;

Kofi Jamar & Stonebwoy. My favorite tune at the moment. ❤️ Go check it out guys 🔥https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OMKqDer20fY

Publiée par Patoranking sur Lundi 13 juillet 2020

Patoranking, who has worked with some top Ghanaian artistes as well as some of the big names in Africa and the world at large last released a project as far back February 14, 2020. Should we expect a new Patoranking project soon and possibly a Patoranking and Kofi Jamar record in the future?

Kofi Jamar, a nominee at the forthcoming Vodafone Ghana Music Award 2020 in the Unsung Category has since March 2020 released a single with Iceprince & Khaligraph Jones, a 6-track EP
titled “The Truth EP” and this new one “Mi Dey Up Remix” featuring Stonebwoy, with nine (9) music videos to his credit since emerging on the scene in January 2019.

Click on the link below to listen to the song:
https://ampl.ink/aK9ro
Click on link below to watch the video below:
https://youtu.be/OMKqDer20fY

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Kanye West Pays Tribute to Late Mom With New Song ‘DONDA’ [LISTEN]

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Kanye West has shared a musical tribute to his late mother, Donda West, on what would have been her 71st birthday.

The hip-hop star posted the new song “DONDA,” which opens with a recording of his mom reciting the lyrics of KRS-One’s “Sound of da Police”.

In the second part, ‘Ye leaps in with both feet as he ruminates on racism, the Devil and “fake leaders,” all set to an uplifting soundbed.

On it, he says, “Mama I need you to tuck me in/ I done made some mistakes and they rubbed it in/ I know you and grandma had enough of them/ Why I gotta be so stubborn then/ I’m doin this one for y’all/ So we can end racism once and for all.”

Earlier in the day, Kim Kardashian West posted a vintage video of her husband and his mom singing his song “Hey Mama”, from 2005’s Late Registration.

West told Oprah Winfrey in 2005 that he wrote the piece for his mother back in 2000. “It’s one of my favorite songs,” he said at the time. Kanye opened his Sunday Service on Mother’s Day 2019 with a rendition of the song.

Donda died in 2007 from post-surgery complications. She was 58.

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