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Fuse ODG Presents ‘TINA Festival’.

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The inaugural TINA Festival will take place on 4th January 2019 from 2pm until late at Round Pavilion, Trade Fair, Accra, Ghana.

A new African sound has captured the attention of the world in recent years…Afrobeat. The sound has gained millions of followers from every corner of the globe. African music is fast becoming a force to be reckoned within the global music scene. The aim of the annual TINA Festival is to become the home of this sound and music genre. It will be the place where people go to experience the genuine lifestyle that comes with the music.

The festival will be a day party populated with a market fair and activities, and then an evening concert with performances from….Fuse ODG Afrobeats pioneer,, Sarkodie – one of Africa’s greatest hip hop artists, Stefflon Don, Joey B, Lethal Bizzle plus more to TBA soon.

TINA Festival will be to Afrobeat what Glastonbury is to Rock music. Beyond the music and the lifestyle, the festival will also promote the continent and Ghana in particular; becoming a catalyst for tourism and investment.

Global Afrobeats superstar Fuse ODG helped to create the TINA Festival. One of the leading pioneers of the sound, he has been using his music and influence to promote Ghana and Africa in a way that has never been done before. He is famous not only for his music and helping the rise of Afrobeats world-wide. but also for his tireless commitment to re-educate how Africa is perceived in the world.

Fuse’s efforts to spread this message have allowed him to connect with a variety of artists worldwide which have led to him earn the first Grammy Award by a Ghanaian last year . He has invited global superstars such as Ed Sheeran to stay with him in Accra, and gain an experience of Ghana aimed at changing global perceptions It is in that same vision that has led to the creation of the TINA Festival.

In re-uniting the Global African Diaspora, the Tina Festival will be part of wider series of events over three days held at Ghana’s most iconic venues…

TINA FESTIVAL ITINERARY

2nd January 2019 – National Builders Day
(Akosombo School)
In 2007, This Is New Africa (TINA) and Wood World Mission Charity started a school in Akusombo with just a handful of students. What began as an Orphanage is now a thriving school with over 200 students being supported by the organisation. National Builders day is to encourage the diaspora community to give back to society. There will be a call for Volunteers to come and help the school. Volunteers will be at Akosombo School to paint the school and interact with the pupils and inspiring them. An exciting boat ride and tour of the beautiful Akosombo landscape fused with party in the bus and lots of networking will be part of the day for all.

3rd January 2019 – Global Diaspora Conference and Exhibition
(Conference Centre, Accra)
The Global Diaspora conference will be looking at discussions and talks from top thought leaders from the continent on how to take Africa beyond aid and how to mobilize the sleeping giant of the Diaspora.

Speakers:
H.E. Prez. Nana Akuffo Addo
Samia Nkrumah – Political activist
Reggie Yates – BBC TV broadcaster
Ama K Abebrese – Actress
Chaka Bars – I Heart Africa
Fuse ODG – Artist

For more information

www.tinafestival.com

Checkout photos from the launch that happened last night at the BBNZ studios:

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Kwesi Arthur, La Meme Gang, Amaarae, DJ Mic Smith And Vision DJ To Host True Music Africa Festival.

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Ghanaian performing acts, including, Kwesi Arthur, La Meme Gang, Amaarae, DJ Mic Smith, Vision DJ have been given the baton to thrill fans at the sixth Boiler Room and Ballantione's True Music Africa.

Boiler Room and Ballantine’s announced Accra as the next stop for True Music Africa, a tour that unearths pioneering True Music artists and their stories of doing it for themselves in the underground music scene. Broadcasting their performances to an audience of more than 17 million around the world, True Music Africa shares artists’ insights and experiences of their local music scenes via a compelling documentary series.

This year's edition of the event follows the success of recent global True Music projects, including last year’s Hybrid Sounds tour, and is slated for Saturday, 23rd March at a secret location in Accra and will feature live performances from a flavoursome array of Ghana's buzzing hip pop, rap, trap and R&B scenes to represent the continent.

True Music Africa will welcome a killer line-up of the country’s most exciting, independent artists for another incredible show in a music scene that’s currently booming, where young, ambitious Ghanaian artists are becoming inspirational stars.

Ghana is a first for Boiler Room and Ballantine’s True Music Africa which has previously toured South Africa, Cameroon and Kenya and has given a global platform to some of the freshest talent the continent has to offer.

Meanwhile, Chief Business Development Officer at Boiler Room, Steven Appleyard stated that, they're tremendously excited to take True Music Africa to Accra, Ghana, adding that, this will be the first time they have touched down in the country, a place whose rich musical heritage has influenced a new wave of fresh young talent re-working hip-hop, trap, rap and R&B.

According Mr. Steven Appleyard, they couldn't be more excited to be pushing the sounds of these artists to their audience and showing them what's happening in this special part of the world.

Head of Music at Ballantine, Tom Elton also added that, with True Music Africa they’ve been able to explore some of the continent’s most vibrant and diverse music scenes and share them with the world, stating that, there’s a real buzz and energy around the continent right now which is why they’re so excited to head to Accra.

Mr. Tom Elton revealed that, Accra Ghana has been a location where their tourism feathers has never been before and see what this energy is bringing to their local scene. He mentioned that, it feels like the perfect time to be able to shine a light on Ghana’s fantastic young independent talent and there’s no better partner to do this with than Boiler Room.”

Boiler Room and Ballantine’s are committed to supporting and celebrating uncompromising artists who do it ‘their way’. With their True Music platform, the partnership champions artists with a perseverant spirit and challenges them to continue pushing boundaries.

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3Music Awards: Shatta Wale To Lead The Army Of Artistes.

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Multiple awards winning Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall musician, Charles Nii-Armah Mensah, who professionally performs as Shatta Wale, has been chosen in preference to other local and international performing acts to serve as the opening artiste to wet the grounds at this year's edition of the 3 music awards.

The Reggae/Dancehall artiste was announced by the board and organizers of the prestigious awards scheme as the opening performing act to charge the atmosphere for patrons who troop in to witness the annual music awards ceremony.

The 2nd annual 3Music Awards is slated for Saturday, 30th March, 2019 in spectacular fashion with over 15 top-of-the-line performances expected to go down, as organizers have announced the best crowd movers and earth shakers of the music industry as headline acts for this year’s ceremony.

All the glitz and glam experience of 3Music Awards ’19 will be staged at the 20, 000 capacity venue, Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair – Accra. On the night, over one-hundred nominees will be seated in anticipation of picking up any of twenty six silver-plated 3Music Awards ’19 plaques presented by A-list showbiz celebrities.

Established barely 2 years ago, the 3Music Awards scheme has grown to become the most respected awards scheme and, indeed, one of the most respected on the African continent and has the objective of rewarding deserving artistes for their hard work, dedication and contribution to the growth of the Ghana’s music industry.

The ''My Level'' hitmaker who has been in the news lately for throwing shades at colleague musicians and also dissolving his management team that left large section of entertainment critiques digesting such unwarranted decision from the artiste, will be of high hopes of effacing or scoring out such erroneous talks on the media landscape.

Shatta Wale will be serving both local and international music fanatics of the entertainment landscape good music with his undistorted voice; without alteration or misrepresentation. The Reggae/Dancehall crooner will enthuse patrons of the to groove along whiles he proves critiques wrong by delivering his artistry prowess and vocal dexterity.

Curtains will be drawn as lights go up and Shatta Wale will take a gallant walk across the stage as stunning visual effects and eye-catching projections display behind him. It’ll be unprecedented – he’ll emerge in the shadows of himself and starring at a teeming crowd of nearly ten thousand fans. The color-changing spotlight will be turned on to reveal a swanky-looking Dancehall superstar.

The grand awards event will precede a pre-event gala where fans, music icons and showbiz celebrities will gather for an intimate cocktail ceremony with live interviews and fashion display.

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Charterhouse Ghana Begets New Plaque For VGMAs.

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Organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Charterhouse Ghana has unveiled the new plaque to be presented to artiste who are being pronounced victorious in their respective categories at this year's edition of the awards event.

The unveiling of the new plaque was stage amidst the launching of the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and the nominees announcement ceremony at the La Beach Hotel, in Accra and was slated for 15th March, 2019.

Instituted 20 years ago, VGMA is being organised to reward deserving artistes for their hard work, dedication and contribution to the growth of the Ghana’s music industry.

Started in 2000, the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) has grown to become the most respected awards scheme and, indeed, one of the most respected on the African continent.

This new plaque comes in a gold plated and star-shaped with a sound hole of an acoustic guitar, guitar strings(A-D-G-B-E) centred in the heart of the star, with the objective of it being used at the 20th and subsequent editions of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards ceremony.

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards plaque has been changed over the years. The previous plague was unveiled during the 2013 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards night which includes a plastic red, gold, green (national colors of Ghana) compact disc to symbolize music.

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Daddy Lumba, Ofori Amponsah, Efya To Headline The MTN Music Festival.

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Legendary highlife musician, Dady Lumba, is billed to treat Ghanaians to a phenomenal night of music alongside Highlife musician, Ofori Amponsah and awards-winning vocalist and songstress, Efya on the Mobile Tele-Communication Network(MTN)Ghana's musical concert dub the ''MTN Music Festival'' in Accra.

The Music Festival which is staged on the eve of selected national holidays through out the year, will see this edition being hosted on Tuesday, the 5th day of March, 2019 in the heart the of the capital city, at the Accra International Conference Centre(AICC) at exactly 6:00pm.

According to the Chief Marketing Officer at the Mobile Tele-Communication Network(MTN) Ghana, Noel Ganson, this is one of the incomparable, primo and unsurpassed treats the telco company can undilutedly offer their customers on the eve of Ghana's independence anniversary celebrations.

The Music Festival is organized to celebrate and express the heritage of the evergreen Ghanaian culture through Music, Poetry and Dance.

The musical event is one of the avenue the Telco company supports and promotes the Ghanaian creative arts industry. MTN Ghana has generated other traditional and digital platforms including MTN Hitmaker and MTN Regional Festivals to elevate the Ghanaian entertainment climate.

The Chief Marketing Officer stated that, the recent partnership and rapport between MTN and Aftown are one of the recent platforms that drive listening, streaming and monetizing of local music in the digital age, urging customers and fans to dial *1355# and download songs of the artistes and set them as their caller tunes.

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