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Fuse ODG Releases His New Song, The Unifying Call… ‘Bra Fie’ (Come Home) Ft. Damian “Jr Gong” Marley

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After becoming the first Ghanaian to win a Grammy earlier this year for his contributions to Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ album, Fuse ODG is back once again with his new track ‘Bra Fie’ (Come Home) ft. Damian “Jr Gong” Marley.

Produced by Yr$ Truly & OTWoode, ‘Bra Fie’ is a unifying call to all Africans… be they Afro-caribbean, Afro-american, Afro-british…to come home. Fuse expands.. “Bra Fie means ‘come home’. There’s a changing tide that we have as Africans right now. People are paying attention.

We’re here, but what are we doing with this attention. Let’s use this momentum so that we can see something tangible. It’s time for us to get together, not just physically coming home to Africa the motherland, but mentally let’s go back to a place where where we used to be kings and queen, where we used to love ourselves,. Let’s go back to that point and start from there. Right now we are just fighting each other, we need to love ourselves enough and then we can love and treat each other with respect”

‘Bra Fie’ (Come Home) see Fuse collaborate with his long time hero Damian “Jr Gong” Marley. “Damian is on a similar mission. He’s a voice for the Caribbean and for Africans living outside of Africa. Having him on the record was so important, especially for all the work that he’s done before such as his album ‘Distant Relatives’ with Nas. There’s a sense of separation between Africans, Caribbeans, African-americans, African British, it’s time to wake up and rediscover ourselves.” says Fuse.

‘Bra Fie’ is taken from Fuse ODG’s forthcoming album ‘New Africa Nation’ (released February 1st 2019). On it he aims to build upon his debut album album’s achievements by creating tangible results. Fuse is passionately engaged in helping African people to spread word of their culture by prospering in creative endeavours that include a record label, a music festival, a fashion brand and even children’s toys and books. By connecting with the international community, Fuse believes that those cultural roots will inspire investment and tourism from the world-at-large.

Fuse ODG’s debut album ‘T.I.N.A. (This Is New Africa)’ opened a dialogue to present Africa as it really is: a vibrant, scenic and community-orientated continent full of opportunities that’s a world away from how it’s portrayed by the mainstream media. Assisted by the viral hit single ‘Azonto’, Fuse ignited debates in some of the world’s most prestigious universities and raised awareness all over the globe. The album also cemented Fuse’s status as the pioneer of the Afrobeats sound. Mixing the irresistible rhythms of the original Afrobeat genre with rambunctious production and a bold pop sensibility, Afrobeats is a sound that feels at home in London as it does in Lagos or Accra. It’s a genre that’s gained traction in the mainstream with Diplo, Major Lazer and Beyoncé all releasing music that reflects its energy and vibe. Meanwhile, its previously underground stars such as Wizkid and Davido are bigger than ever before, while UK stars such as J Hus fuse the genre with grime breaking new boundaries. It even inspired Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the ‘÷’ album track ‘Bibia Be Ye Ye’ with Fuse while visiting his projects in Ghana.

Fuse ODG is also working on the ‘T.I.N.A. (This Is New Africa)’ Music Festival. He plans to unite artists from Africa and the wider diaspora to perform live in Accra, Ghana on January 4th 2019. Details to be announced soon.

Outside of music, Fuse’s current social initiative is to expand upon the primary school that he built in Akosombo, Ghana in conjunction with the Wood World Missions. He has acquired land on the same site and is the process of developing a secondary school, and the longer term goal is to also build a university to help local children achieve their full potential.

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DopeNation Earmark For ”Group Of The Year” At VGMA 2019

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Popular Ghanaian twin duo DopeNation stands to be potential winners of the ‘Group Of The Year’ category at the 20th Edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2019 per criteria by the prestigious event house Charter House.

The identical twin group DopeNation which consist of Michael Boafo better known as B2 and Tony Boafo also known as Twist made a major impact in the entertainment scene and their career in the 2018 year under review.

The duo with 3 major projects backed up with features to their credit received massive positive feedback from the music lovers and the industry at large.

The duo released ‘Eish’, their first single which topped music charts across borders of Africa and in a short period became an Anthem on streets and event grounds. DopeNation then after unleashing ‘Naami’ with production credit to MOG, which later caught the eyes of African superstar Olamide for him to hop on the remix, also an escalate Jam. Last but not the least they released their last hit ‘Ibi Tins’ which features a host of talented hit makers including Quamina Mp, Eddie Khae,Kofi Mole,Twitch and Tulenkey.

All these to their credits the duo deserves to be crowned Group Of The Year at this year’s edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

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”Daddy Lumba Can’t Be Greater Than Kojo Antwi” – Made In Ghana Ambassador, Okyeame Kwame

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Ghanaian Hiplife artiste cum rapper, Okyeame Kwame has stated, it is impossible to compare music legends Daddy Lumba and Kojo Antwi, as the two are different, independent and creative style of in presenting their lyrics to their purported audience within allocated jurisdictions.

According to the Made In Ghana ambassador, comparing awards winning artistes, Daddy Lumba and Kojo Antwi is rhetorical, explaining that, you determine who surpasses the other in terms of highlife music, as they are both extremely great and talented and possess different characteristics.

Ghanaian born ace highlife artistes, Charles Kwadzo Fosuh, who performs as Daddy Lumba(DL) and Kojo Antwi popularly known as ”Mr. Music Man” have been in the news lately, as music fanatics quiz to determine who amongst the two possess the most positive qualities.

Speaking in an interview the Rap Doctor stated emphatically that, the two legends have different styles of delivery which has pushed them in the music industry for decades, adding that, both highlife gurus have the characteristics to spend hours on the stage to perform without any unforeseen obstacle.

The ”Faithfull” hitmaker stated that, their music is different, indicating that, Kojo Antwi does a Reggae-fusion music and Daddy Lumba sticks to his undiluted highlife music, explicitly expressed that, art cannot be measured.

Rapper Okyeame Kwame indicated that, the two biggest music export have different way of expressing and penning down their own lyrics. According to him, Kojo Antwi uses metaphors, similes and other literary devices in his music and Daddy Lumba uses culture, history, and proverbs in his music which makes them unique in their own world.

Okyeame Kwame is set to release his ablum tagged, ‘Made In Ghana’ which he has selflessly dedicated to promote products which are originated from Ghana.

By: Gerrard-Israel

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Okyeame Kwame’s 10th Marriage Anniversary

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Okyeame Kwame and nicknamed Rap Doctor, took to Instagram to wish his wife a happy Anniversary.

The two, Annica Nsiah-Apau and Kwame Nsiah-Apau have been together for 14 years. They met in the year 2005 but tied the knot in 2009. Blessed with two kids, Sante and Antwiwaa Nsiah-Apau.

Okyeame took to Instagram to wish his wife in style by releasing a couple of new photos of themselves and the kids.

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E.L To Perform At 2019 SXSW Music Festival

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Ghanaian rapper, singer and record producer, E.L has been listed among the artists to be performing at the 2019 SXSW Music Festival, which is slated for March 11-17, 2019. The announcement was made known in November of 2018.

Aside the 2016 ”VGMA Artist of the Year” performing, he was the ONLY Ghanaian Afrobeat artist to be featured on SXSW FM 2019 Spotlight with his song ‘Overdose’. Other artists who were featured include: Adekunle Gold (Nigeria), King Kanja (Kenya), Urban Hype (Zambia), Anatii (South Africa), Stanley Enow (Cameroon) amongst others.

”I think it’s a great opportunity for me to showcase my new music on a world stage. First of all, it’s amazing that, the stage has been set because it’s been a lot of back and forth to establish a platform where Africans can come and do their thing. This is a full set and it’s actually a very big step in our conquest of the world. Also, Afrobeat is taking over slowly in musical circles and our place to show/let the world hear what we have to offer, so I’m excited and we are definitely planning on releasing my new album this year. And I think the platform by SXSW will be a good launching spot to begin that journey”, expresses E.L

E.L will be joined by his Ghanaian counterparts, Samini, Efya, YFM’s DJ Kess and Jojo Abot at the festival which will take plance in Austin, Texas. Other African artists booked to perform at the festival includes Simi, Adekunle Gold, Mayorkun, Vector, Falz, Mr Eazi, Seyi Shay, Yemi Alade, Cassper Nyovest, Victoria Kimani, Khaligraph and Anatii.

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. Each year, the SXSW Music Festival brings together the global music industry alongside film and technology professionals to make personal and business connections as well as discover the next generation of talent. Not limited in genre or regional focus, fans, fellow musicians, industry professionals, and creatives from every discipline can enjoy a variety of musical styles at SXSW.

Listen to SXSW FM 2019 Afrobeat Spotlight here:

Showcases are curated by SXSW in collaboration with record labels, booking agencies, management and PR firms, export offices, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands, festivals and more. Performances take place in bars, clubs, parks, churches and hotels around downtown Austin.

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