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Obrafour’s Business Manager, Edward Owusu Appointed Project Coordinator For ACCES 2019.

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A welcome addition as Obrafour’s Business Manager, Edward Owusu’s vast knowledge in project development, logistics and asset management has earned him an appointment with the Music In Africa project management team.

Mr Edward Owusu, who doubles as Managing partner of 3 Media Networks (organisers of 3Music Awards) brings added depth and local management expertise to the Music In Africa team as they head to Accra, Ghana for the 3rd edition of the Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) on 28–30 November, 2019.

ACCES is a pan-African event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and create business linkages. ACCES is held in a different African city every year attracting active music industry players from across the globe.

Highly known for taking a vision and making it reality, his new role will see him responsible for direction of the project operations and initiatives, processing accurate schedules and PR activities.

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West Beats Jay-Z & More On Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts Of 2019.

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Back in 2007, Kanye West released a song called “Big Brother”—an ode to Jay-Z. Indeed, catching on with the mogul’s Roc-A-Fella Records two decades ago was West’s first big break. Jay-Z even had a hand in coining West’s nickname, Yeezy, which now graces his eponymous shoe line with Adidas.

“There was a beam of light on the idea of me making athletic footwear,” West explainedin an interview for the August cover of Forbes. “A paradigm shift. Like the Yeezy is desired as much as a Jordan.”

The Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts 2019
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Yeezy is expected to top $1.5 billion in sales this year—or about half of what Nike’s Air Jordan pulls in—boosting West’s pretax income to $150 million over the past year and making him hip-hop’s cash king for the first time ever. Another career first: West out-earned Jay-Z, who ranks second on this year’s list with $81 million, buoyed by the tail end of his On The Run II tour with wife Beyoncé. Drake, the most-streamed artist of any genre, rounds out the top three with $75 million.Today In: Business

#3: Drake, $75 million
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All in all, the top 20 acts in hip-hop banked a combined $860 million, up 33% from $648 million last year. The bar for entry is $18 million, the highest it’s ever been. Our numbers represent pretax income from June 2018 to June 2019 before deducting fees for agents, managers and lawyers; figures are based on data from Nielsen Music, Pollstar, Bandsintown and interviews with experts, handlers and some of the stars themselves.

West isn’t the only familiar name to have a career year, even in his own family. Travis Scott, seemingly set to become an uncle to West’s children, rode his Astroworld – Wish You Were Here Tour to a $58 million payday and the No. 5 spot on the list. That’s two places ahead of DJ Khaled, who notched a personal best $40 million annual haul after overcoming his fear of flying in the wake of his son’s birth—and expanded his touring business while adding partnerships with Air Jordan and Luc Belaire.

“Khaled is the guy you want on your team,” says the DJ and third-person enthusiast. “Khaled is a guy that is going to hit that home run ‘cause his work ethic is incredible. His heart is in the right place. His mindset is focused. He's ahead of his time.”

Live music, however, isn’t the only path to profit. Diddy (No. 4, $70 million) raked in the bulk of his bucks from his lucrative deal with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka; Birdman (No. 16, $20 million) owes his payday to his appropriately-titled label Cash Money Records; and Nas (No. 18, $19 million) returns to the list for the second-straight year thanks largely to multimillion-dollar exits in startup investments like PillPack and Lyft.

#13: Cardi B, $28 million
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There are two newcomers on this year’s list. The highest-paid among them is Donald Glover (No. 10, $35 million), who padded his coffers with his work on Atlanta and his This Is America Tour (as Childish Gambino). Cardi B (No. 13, $28 million) follows close behind—at age 26, she’s the youngest artist in this year’s rankings—and joins Nicki Minaj (No. 12, $29 million) as one of only two women on the list, the latest example of a pay gap that has long plagued hip-hop.

Though Minaj recently announced plans to retire, there are plenty of young female emcees who should soon be pushing for spots on the list. Among those to keep an eye on: Meghan Thee Stallion, Tierra Whack and Rico Nasty, all of whom are in the midst of building lasting fan bases. Or, as the latter put it to Forbes earlier this year: “This is my opportunity to make these people lifelong friends.”

#1: Kanye West, $150 million
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Scroll down for the full list below.

The World's 20 Top-Earning Hip-Hop Stars 2019

20. Pitbull ($18 million)

19. Wiz Khalifa ($18.5 million)

18. Nas ($19 million)

17. Future ($19.5 million)

16. Birdman ($20 million)

15. Meek Mill ($21 million)

14. Swizz Beatz ($23 million)

13. Cardi B ($28 million)

12. Nicki Minaj ($29 million)

11. J. Cole ($31 million)

10. Childish Gambino ($35 million)

9. Migos ($36 million)

8. Kendrick Lamar ($38.5 million)

7. DJ Khaled ($40 million)

6. Eminem ($50 million)

5. Travis Scott ($58 million)

4. Diddy ($70 million)

3. Drake ($75 million)

2. Jay-Z ($81 million)

1. Kanye West ($150 million)

(Source: www.forbes.com )

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Premiere Of “Pae Mu Ka” Documentary Suspended.

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Multiple awards winning and celebrated Ghanaian rap performing and recording artiste, Michael Elliot Kwabena Okyere Darko popularly known as Obrafour, (Executioner) has temporarily and officially called off the premiere of his much awaited documentary dubbed "Pae Mu Ka at Twenty (20)".

According to a joint news release signed by the organizers and management of KRI8 Concept Entertainment, and Execution Limited, the event which was scheduled for September 27, 2019 at the Silverbird Cinemas, to honor the legendary rapper, with an unanimous decision taken, was suspended to ensure that some inconsistencies collected accounts are reconciled.

Earlier, Legendary Ghanaian musician, Obrafuor, was set to premier the much awaited Pae Mu Ka, a documentary telling the his 20 year story in the Ghana Music Industry at the Silverbird Cinemas as part of activities to mark this year’s Social Media Week activities in Accra.

The documentary throws light primarily on Obrafour’s first album – Pae Mu Ka and on the key happenings in the industry since Obrafuor seminal entry into the Ghana Music Industry.

Ekow Thompson, the Executive Director of Interactive Digital, organising partners of the SMW Accra said, the partnership with Obrafuor and the premiering of the Pae Mu Ka Documentary is directly in line with the global theme of SMW – STORIES: With Great Influence, Comes Great Responsibility.

Throughout history, storytelling has been an integral part of human connectedness, exhibiting great potential to shape who we are. Today storytelling is changing and technological innovation has proven to be an enabler of the change in storytelling. Social media today is the world’s most influential storytelling platform. Whatever form they take, the stories we tell through social media have the power to reach and influence more than 60% of people on the planet.

However, in the news release, the organizers and the management have outlined other planned activities including the Hiplife symposium, Cypher, Back-to-Taifa, concert and the main headlined PAE MU KA scheduled for November 9, 2019, commemorate the significance milestone, the release of Obrafour’s maiden album, Pae Mu Ka, will proceed uninterrupted.

The organizers and management of KRI8 Concept Limited, Execution Entertainment, and Rapper Obrafour extended their sincerer apology to patrons and fans for any inconvenience caused, as any related development will be communicated in due time.

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Rapper Sarkodie Endorses A-Plus’ T.P.P. Movement.

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Ghana’s most branded artiste, Michael Owusu Addo, professionally known as Sarkodie,  has today, September 19, 2019, declared his support for the former hiplife artiste, Kwame Asare Obeng known as A-Plus, for his none partisan project.

A-Plus, during his active years in music, had a great interest in rapping about politics and social issues. The album, Freedom of Speech I, he released in 2000 placed more emphasis on politics and politicians in particular.

The ’the masses and inflation’ hitmaker, Sarkodie, has more interest in how politicians have taken the ordinary citizens for granted, consistently failing on their promises. Both tracks were released under the regime of the former president, John Dramani Mahama, but the tracks are for every political party and governments in power.

The People’s Project, basically is a formidable, non-partisan and non-violent Ghanaian third force cum social movement established to demand for social goals and constitutional reforms that serve the best interest of the good people of Ghana.

Founded in recent times and lead by Mr. Kwame Asare Obeng a.k.a A Plus. The movement has gotten approval from Ghanaian citizens home and abroad with over five hundred and twenty branches across the globe and an estimated member of seven hundred thousand.

The unique factor about this group is that we do not only criticize government also lends a helping hand in solving some of the numerous Ghanaian problems. As a commitment to the good people of Ghana, we build free modern boreholes with purification systems to provide good drinking water to communities across the country, we give startup capitals to as many youths as possible, we coverings for persons with disabilities among many other social interventions.

  • Promote citizens’ participation and engagement in the democratic and governance processes.
  • Demand accountability, transparency and responsibility from government and government officials.
  • Promote the development and implementation of inclusive of sustainable policies and programmes
  • Facilitate the implementation of the pro-poor projects and initiatives for every low-income communities in the country.

To drive initiatives that will empower the youth economically and other aspects to rejuvenate their interests in national discourse to promote development.

Sarkodie, has joined his colleague artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, backing the dream of ’The People’s Project’.

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