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8TH ELEMENT: Trigmatic Features Son On Forthcoming Music Album



Ghanaian born celebrated rapper and songwriter, Enoch Nana Yaw Oduro- Agyei popularly known as Trigmatic has featured his forth coming professional studio project of collection of audio recordings dubbed “8th Element”.

This body of work becomes his fourth professional project after slating success from previous albums, Stains on a cloth mixtape – 2007, Permanent Stains – 2010, SOUL-u-TIONS – 2011, M.A.T.I.C – 2017.

Trigmatic’s listening session last night was a gathering of taste makers and influencers in music, culture and lifestyle; attended by the likes of Dela Botri, Daddy Bosko, Epixode, Okyeame Kwame, Prince Benjamin, Twins Dnt Beg, David Bolton, Joey B, Kuame Eugene, Elorm Beenie, Daddy Bosco & a host of bloggers and fans. Trigmatic took us through the humorous but very significant journey that’s produced his upcoming 13 track album.

The event hosted by KOD dug into the intriguing stories that linked personalities like Tinny, Prince of Bukbak fame, Dela Botri, Okyeame Kwame, Wiyaala, Raquel & Joey B to the new album called 8th Element.

The album features the likes of Prince (BukBak), Akan, Raquel, Wiyaala, Manifest & A.I; with compositions from the likes of Ackah Blay, Dela Botri, Karina Suwalski, Sena, Nii, O.T, Cydric, Bismark, Kwame Jnr and Prince Jadon. Apya, Doodle Beatz, Ceedi and his long collaborator Genius Selection are the producers credited on the album. The 8th Element album was mixed by Genius Selection & mastered by Ubeatz.

The 8th Element officially comes out on the 8th of October, with a wade of shows scheduled between now and then. It is however available for pre-order on music via this link:


Yemi Alade Signs At Universal Music Africa.



On the basis of this agreement, UMA will now be the exclusive partner of Yemi Alade and its label Effyzzie Music Group, for the worldwide distribution of its music.

"Thank God we will get there," wrote Yemi Alade on Instagram. "My God always comes at the right time."

UMA will thus ensure the international deployment of the projects of the diva negériane, which has just released a brand new album, Woman of steel .

Taiye Aliyu, CEO and founder of Effyzzie Music Group, told the media, "Effyzzie Music Group and Yemi Alade are pleased to partner with Universal Music Group to change the history of African music. The future is Africa. "

The Nigerian singer, who is at the top of her game, still has challenges to overcome and UMA hopes to accompany her towards the realization of her projects.

"Yemi Alade is one of the few artists in the history of African pop to reach such a level of notoriety. At Universal we are all fans of her music and despite everything she has already done at Effyzzie, her room for improvement remains significant. We are happy and proud to accompany him in this new challenge and help him reach a new international level in his career, "said Moussa Soumbounou, General Manager of UMA.

Yemi was revealed in 2009, winning the popular Peak Talent Show . She then released her first single "Fimisile".

In 2013, she signed a contract with Effyzzie Music Group and released the single "Johnny", from her first album, King of Queen , released in 2014. The opus was a mix of reggae and rnb, which brought together artists like Phyno and Chidinma .

Since then, the Nigerian star has released many songs, made great collaborations and made many tours around the world.

She joins the ranks of the Universal Africa family, which recently lost the Ivorian star DJ Arafat.


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DISNEY: Shatta Wale Featured, Beyonce Stars In Documentary.



ABC has announced a new behind-the-scenes look into the making of Beyoncé’s “The Lion King: The Gift” LP, which was aired on September 16 on ABC at 10 p.m. EST.

Titled “Beyoncé Presents: Making the Gift,” the new hour-long special will allow viewers to “experience the process” behind the “Lion King” companion album, according to a new teaser released by ABC.

The teaser also depicts a number of clips from the recording studio intermixed with choreography shots and scenes from the Disney film itself. Another teaser from the special will air early Monday morning on Good Morning America.

“The Lion King: The Gift” comes from Parkwood Entertainment/Colombia Records and was released on July 19 alongside Disney’s remake of the classic animated film (read Variety‘s review here). Beyoncé, who also stars as Nala in the film, executive produced the recording which features cameos from Donald Glover, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Eric André and Billy Eichner.

Other contributors for the 14 track album include Pharrell, Jessie Reyez, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi, Burna Boy, Salatiel, SAINt JHN, WizKid, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Teirra Whack, Busiswa, Moonchild Sanelly and 070 Shake.

“Beyoncé Presents: Making the Gift” was written, directed and produced by Beyoncé alongside her co-director and longtime collaborator Ed Burke. Steve Pamon and Erinn Williams executive produced.

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Reggae Legends, THIRD WORLD, Announce New Album “More Work To Be Done”.



Reggae Ambassadors Third World “celebrating 45 years” released their highly anticipated 22nd studio album titled More Work to Be Done on Friday, August 16, 2019. The album is produced by multi-Grammy-award winning artist/producer Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and features an incredible array of artists: Chronixx, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, Pressure Busspipe, Tessanne Chin and Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, courtesy of Ghetto Youths International.

“It certainly is full circle – our first tour back in 1975 was opening for Bob Marley and now in 2019 our latest project is produced by Bob Marley’s youngest son, Damian Marley. We call him nephew and this nephew of ours is out of the top drawer. Besides being a world class performer, he is an amazing producer, composer, songwriter and we whole-heartedly invite all music lovers to take a listen to the magic Gong and Third World created together. Yes, there is More Work to Be Done” says Stephen “Cat” Coore.

Established in 1973, Third World has transformed the way people experience reggae worldwide. The six-member band made their debut traveling in 1975 as an opening act for the Bob Marley & the Wailers’ World Tour. Since then the group has pioneered the genre with an extensive catalog of charted hits.

Awarded and recognized for their musical contribution by the National Black Arts and honored by the Caribbean American Heritage Awards. Third World are also recipients of the United Nations Peace Medal and received 10 Grammy nominations. This marks their first full studio album release since the passing of the group’s veteran vocalist William Clark, aka Bunny Rugs in 2014.

More Work to Be Done brings together sounds from every corner of the globe. Lead singer AJ Brown delivers smooth and powerful vocals with the accompaniment of the entire band’s harmonies throughout the album, bringing out that true signature Third World sound in every song.

With a touch of new flavor, inspired by the band’s vision and their producer and “nephew” Jr Gong, the album ranges from traditional to contemporary roots-reggae, lovers rock, jazz-infused rhythms to heavy hitting dancehall with driving bass; an 11-song masterpiece that demonstrates these accomplished musicians’ consistency, growth and transformation.

On Friday July 26th Third World released their third single featuring reggae star Chronixx. Highlighting the synergy of the artists, the single, titled “Na Na Na” delivers a great vibe to the angelic sound of Reggae music, allowing fans to sing along and dance in signature Third World form. The band released an official lyric video to accompany the single which is currently featured on the Ghetto Youths International YouTube channel.

More Work to Be Done was officially released on Friday August 16, 2019. The album is available on CD, cassette tape and vinyl on the band’s website and select retail outlets as well as on all digital platforms worldwide. For more information visit,

Album Track Listing:

  1. YimMasGan
  2. Third Word Keeps Turning
  3. Loving You is Easy
  4. People of A Different Color ft Pressure Busspipe
  5. Na Na Na ft Chronixx
  6. Feel Good ft Busy Signal
  7. Island Dreams ft Tessanne Chin & Tarrus Riley
  8. Sheep In Meadows
  9. You’re Not The Only One ft Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
  10. More Work To Be Done
  11. Hear Us Out

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(Source: Zojak World Wide)

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BET HIP POP AWARDS’19: Sarkodie Nominated For The “Best International Flow” Category.



Celebrated and multiple awards winning rap/hip pop artiste, Michael Owusu Addo, Known within the entertainment circles as, Sarkodie has been nominated for the category of the "Best International Flow" at the 2019 edition of the Black Entertainment Tv (BET) Hip Pop Awards ceremony.

Slated for October 8, 8 pm EST on BET at the Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Center after vacationing in Miami for the last two years, the Ghanaian born rapper will be competing against a host of other illustrious rappers, including Falz (Nigeria), Ghetts (U.K.), Kalash (France), Lil Simz (U.K.), Nasty C (South Africa) and Tory Lanez (Canada).

This category is the newest addition to the prestigious awards scheme, since its inception, and proven to be the most valuable African best rapper within the last one decade of the hip pop genre, Sarkodie will be expecting to beat his genre colleagues to emerge victorious as the Best International Flow.

Meanwhile, after besting his peers with eight nominations in 2018, this year, Drake slides into third place with seven, allowing Cardi B to lead the pack with double-digit honors.

After notching four wins at last year’s festivities, Cardi looks to clinch more victories this time around with her 10 nominations including MVP of the Year, hot ticket performer, hustler of the year, best collab, single of the year, made-you-look award, and two nods for the best hip-hop video, & sweet 16 categories.

Though Cardi didn’t deliver her sophomore album in 2019, she stayed busy slinging out Hot 100 bangers in “Money,” “Press” and “Please Me.”

There’s a three-way tie for second as DJ Khaled, Travis Scott and J. Cole each nab eight nominations. Despite his passing earlier this year, Nipsey Hussle pulls away with a handful of nods, netting five. As for newcomers, Megan Thee Stallion snags five, while DaBaby closes shop with four.

Check full nominations list below;

Best Hip-Hop Video

21 Savage - "A Lot" Feat. J. Cole

Cardi B - "Money"

City Girls - "Twerk" Feat. Cardi B

DaBaby - "Suge"

Meek Mill - "Going Bad" Feat. Drake

Travis Scott - "Sicko Mode" Feat. Drake

Hot Ticket Performer

Cardi B



Megan Thee Stallion

The Carters

Travis Scott

Album of the Year

Travis Scott - Astroworld

Meek Mill - Championships

Lizzo - Cuz I Love You

DJ Khaled - Father of Asahd

Tyler, The Creator - Igor

Dreamville - Revenge of the Dreamers 3

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Bruno Mars, Florent Dechard


Dave Meyers

Eif Rivera

Travis Scott

Lyricist of the Year

2 Chainz


J. Cole

Meek Mill

Nipsey Hussle

YBN Cordae

MVP of the Year

Cardi B

DJ Khaled


J. Cole

Megan Thee Stallion

Nipsey Hussle

Producer of the Year

DJ Khaled

London On Da track

Metro Boomin'


Swizz Beatz

Tay Keith

Best Collab, Duo or Group

21 Savage Feat. J. Cole - "A Lot"

Cardi B & Bruno Mars - "Please Me

DJ Khaled Feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend - "Higher"

Lil Baby & Gunna - "Drip Too Hard"

Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road (Remix)"

Travis Scott Feat. Drake - "Sicko Mode"

Single of the Year

"Act Up"  - Produced by EarlThePearll (City Girls)

"Big Ole Freak" - Produced by LilJuMadeDaBeat (Megan Thee Stallion)

"Money" - Produced by J. White Did It (Cardi B)

"Old Town Road (Remix)" - Produced by YoungKio (Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)

"Sicko Mode" - Produced by Rogét Chahayed, CuBeatz, OZ, Hit-Boy & Tay Keith (Travis Scott Feat. Drake)

"Suge" - Produced by Pooh Beatz & JetsonMade (DaBaby)                            

Best New Hip-Hop Artist



Lil Nas X

Megan Thee Stallion

Roddy Ricch

YBN Cordae

Best Mixtape

Jack Harlow - Loose

Kevin Gates - Luca Brasi 3

Megan Thee Stallion - Fever

Roddy Ricch - Feed Tha Streets II

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y - 2009

YBN Almighty Jay, YBN Cordae & YBN Nahmir - YBN: The Mixtape

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

21 Savage - "Wish Wish" ( DJ Khaled Feat. Cardi B & 21 Savage)

Cardi B – "Clout" (Offset Feat. Cardi B)

Cardi B – "Twerk" (City Girls Feat. Cardi B)

J. Cole - "A Lot" (21 Savage Feat. J Cole)

Rick Ross - "Money in the Grave" (Drake Feat. Rick Ross)

Rick Ross - "What's Free" (Meek Mill Feat.Jay-Z & Rick Ross)

Impact Track

21 Savage - "A Lot" Feat. J. Cole

DJ Khaled - "Higher" Feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend

J. Cole - "Middle Child"

Kap G - "A Day Without a Mexican"

Lizzo - "Tempo" Feat. Missy Elliott

Youngboy Never Broke Again - "I Am Who They Say I Am" Feat. Quando Rondo & Kevin Gates

DJ of the Year

Chase B

DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Esco

DJ Khaled


Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

Cardi B

DJ Khaled

French Montana

Meek Mill

Rick Ross

Travis Scott

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App

All Hip-Hop



The Shade Room



Hustler of the Year

Cardi B

DJ Khaled


Nipsey Hussle

Rick Ross

Travis Scott

Best International Flow

Falz (Nigeria)

Ghetts (U.K.)

Kalash (France)

Lil Simz (U.K.)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Tory Lanez (Canada)

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