Ghanaian songstress, Eazzy has bemoaned the much fewer opportunities given to female musicians in Ghana compared to their male counterparts.
In a recent interview on Pluzz 89.9 FMs Area Gang show, the Obaagbemi hit-maker noted that the Ghanaian music industry has never opened up to the females the way they do for the males.
She said, The industry has always been opened to one or two girls at a particular time. Its never been opened to the women as much as it is to the men. It happens with airplay and shows. You have six men headlining a show and just one female.
The singer, who expressed surprise at news that the Late Ebony Reigns was the first female to win the ultimate Artiste of the Year award at the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards last year, called for a lot more support for the female artistes from all stakeholders of the industry including the media and event organizers since the ladies work just as hard as the men.
Eazzy believes one sure way to motivate female musicians in the county is by creating a Female Artiste of the Year category in the VGMAs.
She acknowledges that men dominate the industry in terms of numbers so such a category will go a long way to motivate the ladies into giving off their best to be the best female act, as its done in several international award shows like the MTV MAMAs and EMAs.
Eazzy is currently promoting her latest single, Obaagbemi and is gearing up to release her yet to be titled EP later this year.
Source: Funke Ibrahim
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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