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Geoscientist “Sena Huks” Readies To Transfigure Skeptics Of His Talent Into Believers With His Upcoming Album.

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Sena Huks, a stage name which was coined from his birth name Sena Hukpati gives a lead as to how creative and smart this young Ghanaian avid musician can be. Brace up as the songwriter/singer and composer who is also a Geoscientist by profession readies to birth his second album first quarter of 2019.

The “Odade3” (old boy of PRESEC) who winded up from Legon with a degree in Geology and scaled up with a Masters degree in Petroleum Geoscience (Geology Major) from IFP School, France, palpably started exploring his capabilities during his elementary days at Morning Star where he discovered his musical ability which over the years has been molded into a fine art of class.

Versatile, best describes him as he has over the years served musicophiles with a smorgasbord of love related music; RnB, Hi-life, Hip-Life, Hip-Hop, Afro-RnB, Dancehall and Pop among others – evident to this was his first debut (14-track) mixtape, “LET IT GO” in 2014 which had three (3) singles; ‘Wonkoaa’, ‘Looongtin’ and ‘Go down’ which enjoyed massive air play on various electronic media platforms in Ghana.

The year 2016 saw the returning Sena Huks release “MARRY ME” and followed it up with “HOLD ON A MINUTE” on the NUFF LOVE RIDDIM, then released two other singles in 2017 – “No More” and “Send me your love”. He plunged right back into the music space in 2018 with “I no dey get you” which featured BBnZ star, Shaker, and later in that same year released “God do am” which seeks to thank his Maker and has gained some attention since its release.

Ghana’s music scene may look like one which is at its chock point with varying factors acting as a brake to the growth of the industry, but with a young talent such as Sena Huks who is applying new skills to the old trade, we see a glimpse of hope.

Lovers of his art are in demand of more music from the prodigy as his music is gaining rapid acceptance, but surprisingly, during a conversation, Sena matched their worries with a best-fit answer.

Hear Sena, “It’s about time the world gets a full body of work from me, so they can judge for their selves the talent they have been sleeping on – the Sena Huks you see today. It’s also an avenue to finally lay to rest the doubt about the musical genius which I’m. Get ready for an album instead.”

The year 2019 is sure to be his year of outburst as the days of Sena Huks-less music chats will be a thing of the past with a soon to come album in sight. Audio links to his works are available online on Aftown, iTunes, Apple music, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, Amazon to mention a few

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NUDITY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT SECTOR: Destructive Or Constructive?

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Nowadays, African superstars love to show skin, whether it's in a music video, on stage or on the red carpet. Lately, nudity has caused controversy and quite a number of explicit videos have been censored or banned. Critics say watching African music videos now is the easiest and unconscious way of turning yourself on. They are now a subtle instrument for seduction.

It’s no secret nudity sells. Most fans are excited to see nudes. Some African stars have also gone wild on social media adopting nudity as a strategy to gain popularity. What is more, this seems to have negative impacts on the younger generation. Sex tapes and nude leaks are a normal phenomenon amongst young people. Unfortunately, a few that can’t stand the shame after a scandal end up taking their lives. Also, video directors are getting more expressive and are coming up with explicit sexual contents. Gone are the days when nudity in videos are shown in abstract, today, directors give us all the obscene details that raise moral questions.

Some years ago, Nigerian Actress Christabel Ekeh dropped a bombshell online to add her name to the black list. Reports speculate she’s off upstairs, however, her family insists Christabel is sane. Popular entertainers such as Kenya’s Avril Nyambura and Boity from South Africa say their leaks were due to hacks, Desire Luzinda was little known in Uganda, but when her nude photos went viral, she became an instant hit. Dj Crème was famous in Kenya not for his disc jockey skills, but a 5-minute sex tape leak.

When she leaked her nude photos, Ghanaian singer, Deborah Vanessa claimed she accrued $8,000 for her leaks. Also, that of Ghanaian actors, Moesha Budong, Efia Odo, Jessica Larny amongst others broke the internet. According to Jessica Larny, who is also a model, “If going half-naked or doing these shoots will put food on her table which it does anyway, she will do it, since it’s a certified profession, adding that shooting semi-nude photos pays better than what she makes from acting in a whole year.

Though we live in a society that treats female public nudity as a moral offense or a cause for concern and discussion, but not as a source of non-sexual female power, others believe nudity empowers. Truly, female nudity has power, and majority can’t resist the gaze, but at the end, It’s about choice, and what you choose to do, whether it is for a campaign or protest, for art or simply self-expression or self-love. Well, there are powerful, provocative and intelligent ways females can use their bodies, without having to bare them, however, the big question is… has money become the ultimate goal rather than using creativity as a tool to fix the society?(FlashAfrica)

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THE AFROBEAT INVASION: Has The Genre From Africa Put Jamaican Dance-hall Under Pressure.

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Afrobeat is the new sound of Africa, and there speculations that the genre as put dancehall under pressure, as it continues to gain popularity worldwide. Afro-beats “take inspiration from its African roots and is combined with the sounds of rap, reggae/dancehall, and even RnB.” History suggests Afrobeat began in Ghana in the early 1920s, however, the term was coined by the late Nigerian music legend, Fela Kuti in the 1960s. Fela Kuti popularized Afrobeat within and outside Nigeria. An article published in the UK Voice last year stated Afro-beat is now "rivaling or even exceeding the popularity of Jamaican dance-hall" in the international market.

“Listening to then versus dancehall now, it's called the same genre but the beats now are so much different from what they used back then. Maybe what most persons define as dancehall sounded like one drop in the very beginning, then a synthesized kind of one drop, until it moved into a version a little different from that and a phase where it seems like soca had a bigger influence on it. And now Afro-beat is borrowing from dancehall, and vice versa,” says Renowned Billboard journalist Pat Meschino. Pat further adds that the fallacy that “dancehall is thriving in mainstream markets like the US may come from that fusion of the genres, which might see some persons identifying Afro-beat as dancehall.”

According to Sean 'Contractor' Edwards, head of Contractor Music Group in Jamaica, besides its enjoyable rhythm, which makes people feel good and want to dance, Afrobeat contains cleaner lyrics and a vibe to which people are drawn than dancehall. "Afrobeat has more melody to it than regular dancehall, so it's something that people can dance to, as well as the lyrics are more radio- and party-friendly. Many of them are love songs, not violent lyrics," he said. Though Sean acknowledges Afrobeat is popular now, particularly in dancehall strongholds, he’s of the opinion that Afrobeat has not taken over from the dancehall genre.

Prominent Jamaican record label owner, Julian Jones-Griffiths disclosed in an interview with The Gleaner, that many Afrobeat artistes are on the rise and the genre is being supported by the international market. And in the case of dancehall, few dancehall artistes and songs are being shown the same love.

"Davido, Wiz Kid, Burna Boy and many more have all signed with majors recently, and there has definitely been a rush to sign hot Afrobeat artistes by major label A&Rs (artistes and repertoire). There is not that same desire to sign Jamaican dancehall artistes currently," Jones-Griffiths revealed. "One thing I do see with all the Afrobeat acts is that they are very unified. There isn't that infamous 'crab in a barrel' mentality afflicting their industry that everyone bemoans in dancehall. They are also ahead of us in terms of streaming numbers on Spotify, etc. Streaming is a real issue for us. Spotify is not available here, and it seems that dancehall fans all over don't really consume the music in these platforms. We're falling behind in an area the rest of the world is leading," he added.

As Afrobeats continues to experience tremendous growth globally, Sean and Jones-Griffiths urge Jamaican dancehall artistes to push for collabos with afrobeat singers to achieve much success on the international market. Dancehall acts like Demarco, who featured Akon on his joint, “No Wahala”, Popcaan and especially Busy signal, who has the habit of cooking joints with Afro beat rhythms - Same Way, Expensive Order, Professionally, and giving mentions to Africa in his songs (Dolla Van, That’s how we Do it) have already set the ball rolling. (Flash Africa)

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