One of Africa’s most coveted contemporary musicians- King Promise, invited a cross of media and some entertainment practitioners, including patrons to an exclusive listening session party prior to the unveiling of his debut album ‘As Promised’. Needless to say, they were ecstatic.
Not just appreciators of his art, patrons and colleague musicians have always admired King Promise’ attention to detail, professionalism and quality of music and wanted to ensure the event reflected his personal brand perfectly.
The listening session of his debut album was slated for 3rd July 2019, and was staged at the Kwarleyz Residence, Airport West, Accra. It accumulated a wide range of Ghanaian performing arts amd on-air personalities, including Vodafone Ghana Music Awards(VGMAs) “Artiste of the Decade” Sarkodie, Rapper and member of the celebrated music group(R2bees), Pae Dae known as Omar Sterling, Joey B, VGMAs Male Vocalist of the Year, Kidi, Tv personality, Serwaa Amihere, Radio personality, Lexis Bill who trooped in the venue to make the a memorable one.
Hosted by Radio and TV personality, suscribers ensured that the running order allowed for a question and answer session, since they were abreast with the fact that, the Press would have burning questions on the tips of their tongues. Most importantly, the evening was centered around playing great music from the album. The concert style surround sound was crucial to creating the desired impact, and leave guests positively astounded by ‘As Promised’.
However, Born Gregory Promise Bortey Newman, King Promise is gearing up to release his posthumous debut album featuring a range of 11 previously unreleased tracks and 4 previously released tracks, scheduled for July 5. Originals will exclusively be available to all streaming service and also, available to the consumer on online markets and web portals. The guest artistes on the album are highlife veteran, Kojo Antwi, Wizkid, Sarkodie, Simi, Omar Sterling, Mugeez and Raye.
The 15-track project, which King Promise hand-selected alongside Legacy Life Entertainment(LLE), features 11 unreleased recordings from the musician’s “vault.” The record includes ‘Intro (Nungua Blues/ Mama’s Prayer)’, ‘Odo (ft. Raye)’, ‘Commando’, ‘My lady’, ‘Selfish part 2 (ft. Simi)’, ‘I tried’, ‘Letter’, ‘Hangover (ft. Omar Sterling)’, ‘Happiness’, ‘Obee esh3’, ‘F. O. D. D (F**k Op Da Dancefloor)’.
King Promise who is an Accra based artist has had the opportunity to work with a couple of great talents such as Scientific, J-Town, Adina, Pappy Kojo, Fuse ODG, and many more. His feature on Dj Vision’s record entitled “Double Trouble” alongside Sarkodie was a smash hit. It topped the radio charts for weeks being considered as a “banger” by many DJs and industry professionals alike.
King Promise is currently signed to the Legendary Producer Killbeatz’s record label. The Record Label is called the Legacy Life Entertainment (LLE ) which is managed by Gervin Ohene Addo alongside a prolific and experienced team, ready to work and support the extraordinary Talent King Promise.
Watch the latest video from King Promise, featuring legendary highlife artiste, Kojo Antwi, taken off the ‘As Promised’ album;
Rex Omar Names Best Songwriters Of All Time.
Ace musician, Rex Omar, has posited that Takoradi-based rapper/singer, Martin King Arthur, popularly known as Kofi Kinaata is not a songwriter as many have perceived him to be.
This comes after the release of Kofi Kinaata’s new song, ‘Things Fall Apart’ which has received massive praise from most musicians and Ghanaians alike. To most of them, the song speaks volumes of our everyday lifestyle confirming that he is a good songwriter and should win the 2020 VGMA songwriter award for the third time.
Over the years, Kofi Kinaata has shown that he is a good songwriter considering the content in the songs he has released so far and no wonder, he won back-to-back awards for his songwriting prowess at the 2016/2019 VGMA’s.
In a phone-in interview with Arnold Elavanyo on Zylofon’s Showbiz Agenda, the ‘Abiba’ hitmaker was asked to mention his top 5 Ghanaian songwriters of all time and surprisingly categorised Kofi Kinaata as a lyricist and not a songwriter.
He listed Amandzeba Nat Brew, OJ, Okyeame Kwame, Rev Yawson, Akwaboah and Ephraim Amo as his favourite all-time songwriters. Though he didn’t rule out Kofi Kinaata’s writing prowess, he was of the view that his lyrical prowess is one of a kind considering that his songs have good content and the lyrics are well arranged.
According to him, most of Kofi Kinaata’s jargons used in his songs are most of the time, already coined words by veteran musicians and everyday-used-words.
“Things Fall Apart Appeals To Corporate World. – Kofi Kinaata
Lyrical genius and Team Move leader, Kofi Kinaata, has expressed his idea of a successful musician following the release of his latest hit single, Things Fall Apart.
According to the ‘Adam & Eve’ crooner, the true mark of success as a musician is being able to, through your music, appeal both to the streets and the corporate world, which he believes ‘Things Fall Apart’ does very well.
Also he has further revealed that he is a member of the Church of Christ but admitted he is a part-time Christian jokingly. The former High-Grade signee stated, it’s about time for introspection and reality checks as Ghanaians and explain that as Ghanaians we should not take everything for granted.
Kofi Kinaata entreated everyone to eschew hypocrisy hence the need for us to go back to our popular adage which says “Charity begins at home”. The ‘Susuka’ hitmaker stated that he has learnt, grown and mastered his craft as a musician, therefore, he can rap and sing at the same time.
Gospel Sensation, Stevein Oil Secures A Collaboration With Joe Beecham.
Sensational Gospel music multi-talent, Stevein Oil, is set to release a new single, ‘Tumi Wura’, which features renowned Gospel minister, Ps. Joe Beecham.
Highly recognised as one of the great singers in the Ghanaian Gospel music scene, Stevein Oil is one of a kind with a deep sense of creativity and composition skill.
The “Overflow” hitmaker is set to release another spirit-filled powerful single titled “Tumi Wura” which features celebrated and anointed singer Pastor Joe Beecham. This collaboration just ignites anticipation knowing the track record of these two gospel musicians with the blend of the old and new school.
“Tumi Wura” will be premiered on the 19th day of October 2019 on all media portals and follows other masterpieces by Stevein Oil such as Overflow, Nobody Dey, Ese and Afore3.
NEW MUSIC: Humble Dis Recruit DarkoVibes On New Single.
Listen to this new release from Humble dis ft Darko Vibes from the (Music of many colors Ep)Humble Dis is a member of R2bees and same time younger brother to Omar sterling and MugeeZ . #Agoro SOME LYRICS “Style a kick like a Kung Fu Panda. Ron the place them deya and a wonder. Girl seh she need a good plumber fi wet up the place.need a man weh stronger....
The Bhimnation boss posted on Snapchat few days ago (Spectacular fire a mi Artist)meaning Humble Dis is his artist and MugeeZ also posted My Teacher ina dancehall finally comes thru with bomskiii. (Music of many Colors) soon Stream below;