Ghanaian artiste based in Hungary, Sena Dagadu has said that unlike Ghana, the Hungarian government has set up a fund that supports its artists.
She made this revelation in an interview with AJ Sarpong on Citi TV’s ‘Hall of Fame.’
When asked how different the Hungarian music industry was from Ghana’s, she said the Hungarian government had instituted a special fund for people in the creative industry for different purposes.
“There is a system in Hungary where you can apply for government grants for different projects – be it a tour, be it an album, be it a joint project with different artistes or anything that is culture-related. It could be classical music, dance, theatre, and basically they have different things you can apply for during the year,” she revealed.
She also mentioned that the copyright system in Hungary is more functional that what obtains in Ghana.
“There is a strong copyright system whereby every radio or television play and commercial use of your music has monetary value to it so you actually have someone trying to protect your music and pay you for having it aired there. But for most of my musician friends I know that is hugely lacking,” she said.
Sena noted that even though most of the Ghanaian musicians do not get royalties as expected, she is aware measures are being put in place to make the situation better.
In Ghana, the government has announced plans to set up a creative arts fund for people on the creative sector.
The Creative Arts Bill, when passed, would make room for the initiation of the fund.
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo told Parliament during the third State of the Nation address that the passage of the Bill was in the offing.
“We have worked to finalise the Creative Arts Bill, leading to the setting up of the Creative Arts Fund. For the first time, in 2018, Government provided support to the Creative Arts Council, and the Creative Arts Masterclass, to build capacity of Creative Arts practitioners, has also commenced,” he noted.
This was one of the manifesto promises of the New Patriotic Party.
Sena Dagadu became popular on the Ghanaian music scene when she was featured on VVIP’s ‘Skolom.’
Some of her musical works are ‘Extra Large,’ ‘Yo Chale,’ ‘Pass it On,’ ‘Pressure,’ and ‘You No Ready.’
Source: Citi Fm
Joe Mettle Out With Much Anticipated New Album ‘Wind of Revival’.
Ghanaian gospel music icon and 2017 VGMA artiste of the year winner, Joe Mettle has released his much-awaited new album, his 5th studio album ‘Wind of Revival‘ featuring the international gospel artiste Jonathan Nelson.
The 13 heartwarming tracks album comes with a spirit-filled live atmosphere of deep longing and a desire for a move of the Holy Spirit as the album titled portrayed.
Right from last year and earlier this year, fans have already enjoyed two amazing singles off this albums. ‘My Everything‘, and ‘Mehia Yesu‘ were songs that gave a hint of what should be expected in this album.
Joe Mettle recorded most of the songs on the album in a live environment, in the presence of worshippers both at Hope City Church and at his annual worship concert ‘Praiz Reloaded‘ at Perez Dome all in Accra Songs such as Pentecost, I see Miracles, Spirit Move, Power of Prayer, Tumi Wura, Hallelujah Song, Fa me Sie, Hide me and Sunsum Ndwom were all recorded live.
Notable on the album is the feature of the international American Gospel artiste and songwriter, Jonathan Nelson on two powerful songs that stirred up an amazing appreciation for the team on the night it was performed and recorded live. ‘Hide Me’ a classical piece with impeccable vocals and instrumentation and an Afro-praise ‘Hallelujah Song’.
Calvis Hammond came through to feature on a Ga song titled ‘Makamfo’ and Akosua Kyerenmaten was on point on the ‘Spirit Move’ song, giving it a delightful embellishment and ‘Icing on the cake’ flavor.
All songs were written by Joe Mettle except for ‘Power of Prayer’ which was written by Kwasi Annor and two public domain songs, ‘Makamfo’ and ‘Sunsum Ndwom’.
Also, apart from ‘Mehia wo Yesu’, and ‘Hallelujah Song’ which were arranged and produced by KODA all other songs were arranged and produced by Joe Mettle and the Love Gift crew.
Available on all online store for purchase and streaming.
Patapaa Launches ‘Pa2pa Scopatumanaa’ Album In Grand Style, Sells First Copy For Ghc60,000.
Justice Amoah popularly known in the music circles as ‘Patapaa’ has launched his ‘Pa2pa Scopatumanaa’ album with a massive and thrilling concert at the Swedru Sports Stadium last Friday.
With exciting performances from Kwaw Kese, Wendy Shay, Articlewan, Kofi Kinaata among others on the night, Patapaa demonstrated his prowess as one of the best performers in Ghana with a fascinating performance on the night of the concert which lasted from 11pm-6am the next day.
Nana Obranu Ogyedom Kwesi Atta, Paramount Chief for Gomoa Afransi, purchased the first copy of the ‘Pa2pa’ album for a whopping Ghc60,000.00.
The album contains 16 tracks with different genres with Articlewan, Sista Afia, Stonebwoy, Medikal, Kwaw Kese and Fameye all featured on the album.
Songs including ‘Chensee’, ‘Sweet Honey’, ‘Kumchacha’, ‘Enemies’, ‘Aye Goal’ are already gaining massive play in the country with music loving fans enjoy the best from Agona Swedru music gem.
(Source: Ameyaw Debrah)
TRIGMATIC: Uniqueness And Versatility Personified.
Award-winning artist, avid singer, rapper, songwriter & composer, Trigmatic, has more to him than what meets the eye.
In the last 15 years of his career he’s got three albums to his credit, 11 national and international awards, including 5 VGMA awards, and over 30 music award nominations (19 of them being from the Ghana Music Awards).
His passion for music extends to his shows where he performs to the delight on thousands of music lovers. Whatever event or occasion you have coming up, you can trust him and his band to give you a memorable and entertaining show.
He has slowly woven his way into the Ghanaian music scene with his unique style and ability to play with words. He takes your spirit through many journeys and opens you up for a great life adventure while sitting at one spot.
He has become a household name to both young and old, and has moved from being a rapper to a musical force. Fundamentally, a storyteller, Trigmatic successfully tells the story of contemporary Ghana from an urban roost: the struggles, incongruities, conquests and hopes.
His unique voice and concurrent style of fusing different genres on a song leaves him with a unique edge in music.
Away from music, he’s been actively involved in community building and career guidance with a certificate in youth mobility programs from Spain and Italy .
He is known across the length and breadth of Ghana and the rest of the world and has been awarded with a certificate of achievement for his diverse contribution to youth empowerment in Ghana.
Trigmatic is the founder of the Matic Music Club, an NGO with the core mandate to encourage the young children to develop their talents in music
as well as their motor skills.
The Matic Music Club is set up in primary schools across the country.
With a passion for agriculture, Trig is currently the FOOD FOR ALL Ghana goodwill ambassador. He’s been actively involved in community building and is currently the voice behind the GROW GHANA, EAT GHANA campaign, an agricultural campaign aimed at urging the youth to get into agriculture.
Trigmatic is also a shareholder of KENT FARMS, and acquired a 4-acre farm to use as a mock project for this campaign. Recently he was singled out to champion the social conversation for the EU Climate Week in Ghana.
DREAM: Fancy Gadam All Set For A New Album.
Dagbani language Ghanaian afropop, dancehall and reggae musical artiste, Mujahid Ahmed Bello, known by his stage name Fancy Gadam, is all poised for releasing his fifth studio album titled "Dream"
The album consists of 12 tracks and features some of Ghana’s finest artistes including Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Mr. Eazi among others. The Gadam Nation boss revealed that, the project features an aesthetic rap music and some lovely singing.
In an interview with GNA ahead of the album debut, the multiple award winning artiste was hopeful the songs on the album would motivate people in various endeavours in life. According to Fancy Gadam, his team is relentlessly toiling to give out their best on the yet to be released project, as their entire life can be summed make this project a success.
The "Total Cheat" hitmaker, Fancy Gadam urged Gadamnation to get ready for the ‘Dream’ album a project that has a lot of motivational songs with lot of collaborations and. He also revealed that, a musical concert would be held in Accra next month to climax the launch of the album