After a year of operations in Ghana, over 22,000 subscribers and 300 signed acts; it’s become evident that both artists and music lovers are receptive to the business side of music.
Aftown exists not only to help artistes make money, but also for music lovers to have a one-stop shop to download and stream all their favorite songs from artists they love. So far, artists like Akan, Worlasi, Stonebwoy, EL and more have benefited from the marketing and sales opportunities that Aftown has to offer; selling their singles and albums to thousands of their fans across the country, and across the world.
So when word came in from EchoHouse Ghana of the AfroMusicon initiative, it was only right that Aftown came on board to help push the grand agenda; The Business Of Music.
We believe artists should be able to make a living from their art, and conferences like AfroMusicon play a major role in enlightening the artists with respect to opportunities available and measures they need to put in place to secure revenue from their music. Aftown, along with its partners DGN, BBNZ LIVE and Sound Effects, will be playing a major roll in maiden AfroMusicon conference. Look out for the Aftown music workshop, concerts and panel discussions. Sign up to Aftown and get all the info first hand!
AfroMusicon is hosted by EchoHouse Ghana, in partnership with InnovaDDB and Pulse Creatives and supported by Kuulpeeps, BBnZ, DGN, Ameyaw Debrah Media, NYDJ Live Media, George Britton Media, GhudMusic, Enewsgh, StarrBuzz and TalkMedia GH.
The conference will focus on how musicians can capitalize on existing platforms and opportunities to make money off their passion. Visit www.afromusicon.com or follow @AfroMusicon on all social media platforms for more information or call 0500003344 to sponsor.
DJ Neizer & Kojo Manuel Inspire Kumasi With Music At Road To Detty Rave Concert
The Road To Detty Rave show in Kumasi, was headlined by Sarkodie, Joey B, King Promise, Shaker , Kojo Cue, Fameye, Tulenkey and many more but one of the big highlights of the night was DJ Neizer’s spiritual yet inspirational session with Kojo Manuel.As an accomplished and working engineer plus DJ, Neizer has combined two very tough lives and is excelling at both, a point the MC for the Road To Detty Rave Concert, Kojo Manuel expressed and used to inspire the students on being whoever they want to be, because they can.
With the lights off and the thousands of students had their phone lights on, DJ Neizer proceeded to play prayerful songs including Kwesi Arthur’s Pray for Me which had everybody singing along with emotion before switching to an energetic back-to-back jams that had the thousands of fans jumping and screaming all night.The 2017 Campus DJ of the Year definitely has the Midas touch
AK Songstress Release Strictly Dancehall Album, “King Of The Queens”.
AK Songstress has the record as the first Ghanaian Female to drop a strictly Dancehall Album “King Of The Queens”.
AK Songstress has set another big record as the first female Ghanaian Singjay to release a strictly Dancehall album.
“King Of The Queens” she calls it is a 4 powerful album EP she’s released on this day, Saturday, October 12, 2019.
Buy & Stream Album here: https://backl.ink/77954513
Track 1 on the EP is “King Of The Queens” produced by Nature.
Track 2 is “Stamina” produced by Riddim Boss.
Track 3 is “Slow It Down” produced by B2.
Track 4 is “Change Your Style” produced by Tubahni Muzik.
This arguably makes AK Songstress the first ever to defend Dancehall in Ghana with a strictly rustic Ragga album.
Afrochella Renovates School For Orphans
As part of efforts to support Ghana in achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the area of education, Afrochella, an afro music, and cultural festival, is renovating the Genesis Academy.The Genesis Academy is a school for the orphanage.It is located in Jamestown, a suburb of Ghana’s capital, Accra.Spokesperson of Afrochella, Gifty Boakye, told DGN Online in an interview that the renovation would lead to the provision of a “solid roof on the school’s building.”According to her, Afrochella has raised about GH¢ 28,000 for the renovation.
She hinted that additionally, Afrochella would provide about 150 backpacks, books, crayons, pens and papers to pupils of the Genesis Academy.In 2018, Afrochella supported WaterAid Ghana with an amount of GH¢ 10,000 as part of its charity initiatives.Ms. Boakye said this year, Afrochella is interested in supporting the Ghanaian Government’s agenda of providing quality education for all its citizens. She said to develop, it was key for Ghana to achieve the SDGs, noting that there was the need for all stakeholders to support the state in providing quality education.
Shatta Wale Host 14 Songs On The Wonder Boy Album With No Feature.
Charles Nii-Armah Mensah, Ghanaian Reggae & Dancehall recording and performing artiste, known within the entertainment industry as Shatta Wale, has released the list of songs or pieces of music in the order in which they appear on his yet to be released music album titled, 'the wonder boy'.
Shatta Wale is set to host the second edition of his annual Reign Concert slated for 19th October, 2019. This time around, there will be an album launch as well; After the Storm Album to the Reign Album, Dancehall act, announced that his upcoming album is very ready and has even gone ahead to mention the name of the album, “Wonder Boy Album”.
The 14 track-list for the album was released on the verified Instagram handle and featured no performing artiste, including the mainstream and budding (Up and Coming) musician. The album collate some released songs, including "Melissa", "Aye Halfcast" and a ten new songs from his catalogue. The new project include, "I Had A Dream", "Jata Bi", "Bad Man", "California", "By All Means".
Production credit for this wonderful studio album was given to, Da Maker, Bullhaus Entertainment, Paq, Fantasy entertainment, Boogie Down Nima Entertainment, Gold Up Music, SM 4Lyf, and MoG.
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., (born October 17, 1984) is a Ghanaian-born producer and reggae-dancehall musician. He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale, formerly Bandana. His best known song is "Dancehall King", which led to winning the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Ghana Music Awards. Wale is also an actor, having appeared in the films Never Say Never, The trial of Shatta Wale and Shattered Lives.
Having achieved street credibility in a fairly undeveloped Ghanaian dancehall genre at the time, he achieved popularity with his 2004 single, "Moko Hoo", which features Tinny. Then known in the industry as Bandana, the song earned him a Ghana Music Awards nomination. There afterwards, Bandana went missing in the music circus for nearly a decade until rebranding himself in 2013. He began releasing music under a new name, Shatta Wale, under his own record label (SM For Lyf Records).
In 2014, he peaked number 38 on E.tv's "Top 100 Most Influential Ghanaians" Awards chart. He has since appeared on the chart each year. He was ranked "Most Influential Musician" on social media in 2017. he won 8 awards at the 3music awards in 2019
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