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”Accra Is The Focal Point Of Entertainment In Ghana” – Rapper Flowking Stone Reveals.

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Ghana’s sensational hip life rapper, Kwaku Nsia Boama, professionally known as Flowking Stone has revealed that, most event organizers, entertainment industry players concentrate on the performing acts brands residing in the capital city, Accra, ignoring the outstanding quality and well endowed artistes in other regions.

According to rapper Flowking Stone, he was one of the actively and fully engaged musician Ghana has ever produced, using 2018 as the year under review, as he garnered 80 percent of his shows in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, adding that, he was hardly noticed because the focal point of entertainment is, Accra.

Rapper Flowking Stone mentioned that, all events centers including the Accra International Conference Centre(AICC), the National Theatre, the Fantasy Dome, the Banquet Hall of the State House are all situated in Accra, depriving performing arts residing in other regions a chance to outdoor their talent.

An expression of grievance and resentment about the music industry has been the disorder in the country, as other region-based musicians expressed displeasure in some event organizers and the creative arts for making Greater Accra region their talents hub, ignoring other gifted young arts in other regions.

However, speaking in an interview to Graphic Showbiz, the ”Go Low” hit maker concur with such grudge and acrimoniousness complains, explaining that, majority of mainstream musicians have made Greater Accra region their habitat, which deduced that, you need to reside in the capital city of Ghana to be able to achieve your peak in Ghana’s music scene.

The sensational hip life rapper also lay bare an information, revealing that, being successful outside the jurisdictions of the Greater Accra region, is one of the difficult task to achieve as musician in Ghana’s entertainment setting.

Rapper Flowking Stone revealed that, most musicians who reside in a different region are risking their talent of missing greater opportunities. He explained that, most event organizers outdoor and stage their great shows in the Accra making it a hitch for other artistes who don’t reside in the capital city have a bite.

By: Gerrard-Israel

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“Hungarian Gov’t Provides Grants For Creative Artists” – Sena Dagadu

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Ghanaian artiste based in Hungary, Sena Dagadu has said that unlike Ghana, the Hungarian government has set up a fund that supports its artists.

She made this revelation in an interview with AJ Sarpong on Citi TV’s ‘Hall of Fame.’

When asked how different the Hungarian music industry was from Ghana’s, she said the Hungarian government had instituted a special fund for people in the creative industry for different purposes.

“There is a system in Hungary where you can apply for government grants for different projects – be it a tour, be it an album, be it a joint project with different artistes or anything that is culture-related. It could be classical music, dance, theatre, and basically they have different things you can apply for during the year,” she revealed.

She also mentioned that the copyright system in Hungary is more functional that what obtains in Ghana.

“There is a strong copyright system whereby every radio or television play and commercial use of your music has monetary value to it so you actually have someone trying to protect your music and pay you for having it aired there. But for most of my musician friends I know that is hugely lacking,” she said.

Sena noted that even though most of the Ghanaian musicians do not get royalties as expected, she is aware measures are being put in place to make the situation better.

In Ghana, the government has announced plans to set up a creative arts fund for people on the creative sector.

The Creative Arts Bill, when passed, would make room for the initiation of the fund.

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo told Parliament during the third State of the Nation address that the passage of the Bill was in the offing.

“We have worked to finalise the Creative Arts Bill, leading to the setting up of the Creative Arts Fund. For the first time, in 2018, Government provided support to the Creative Arts Council, and the Creative Arts Masterclass, to build capacity of Creative Arts practitioners, has also commenced,” he noted.

This was one of the manifesto promises of the New Patriotic Party.

Sena Dagadu became popular on the Ghanaian music scene when she was featured on VVIP’s ‘Skolom.’

Some of her musical works are ‘Extra Large,’ ‘Yo Chale,’ ‘Pass it On,’ ‘Pressure,’ and ‘You No Ready.’

Source: Citi Fm

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New Music: Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man – Shuga (Prod. By Street Beatz)

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Celebrated Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall and AfroPop Act, Stonebwoy teams up with The King Of Dancehall, Award Winning Jamaican Dancehall Act, Beenie Man on an afrobeats jam titled “SHUGA”.

SHUGA originally programmed by versatile Ghanaian Producer, Street Beatz adds to Stonebwoy’s catalogue as a possible hit.

Kindly Stream & Purchase #SHUGA by Stonebwoy featuring Beenie Man, with Production Credits to Street Beatz.

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Beyoncé Officially Launches The #BeforeILetGoChallenge On Instagram.

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Move over Drake's "In My Feelings" – there's a new social media challenge taking over the internet.

Beyoncé officially launched the #BeforeILetGoChallenge on her Instagram Story Monday night, just days after her documentary "Homecoming" was released on Netflix.

The trailblazing singer dropped a surprise live album of her legendary 2018 Coachella performance along with the documentary, which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart this week.

The album features the bonus track "Before I Let Go," a cover of Frankie Beverly & Maze's black cultural anthem, which has sparked a viral dance challenge.

Queen Bey promoted the hashtag with a bee and heart eye emoji on her Instagram Story, a rarity for the singer, who has only used the IG function a few times.

She shared dozens of video submissions from dancing fans who flawlessly stepped to "Swag the right/ surf the left/ Work the middle 'til it hurt a little."

"Y’all!!!!!!!!!!!!! @beyonce just posted my #beforeiletgochallenge to her Instagram!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry I’m dying…. brb," user @Kiara_Imani tweeted Monday.

"YES that’s @phylicia_jas on @Beyonce’s… IG story! this is iconic. monumental. certainly not a drill," user @Omarblvnco tweeted.

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DJ Cuppy Enlists Kwesi Arthur, Ceeza Milli And Shaydee On New Joint Abena — WATCH

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Cuppy is back again…


International DJ and Producer Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola popularly known as Cuppy, is back with a new single release titled ‘Abena’, her first release this year. Following on from her classic Afrobeats hit ‘Green Light’, Cuppy continues her musical exploration this time teaming up with 3 talented West African artists; Kwesi Arthur, Shaydee & Ceeza Milli.

This silky afro-love jam will no doubt be a hit in the clubs, DJ sets, and a favourite from Cuppy fans!


Unquestionably a leading female DJ in Africa, Cuppy is becoming a major player across the music field, having successfully gained a lot of recognition both in Nigeria and Internationally.

This new release proves Cuppy’s further solidified position in the music industry as she continues to show us that there are many layers to her craft while stepping even further into the world of vocalist, songwriter, and producer.


Upon hearing ‘Abena’ its contagious sound is certainly captivating! Cuppy has certainly left us
wanting more…

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Abena Audio Link: http://djcuppy.com/abena/

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