MC/Hypeman Kojo Manuel is set to join Ghana’s biggest youth urban radio station, YFM.
Kojo Manuel disclosed to fans and followers via tweet that he was beginning a new adventure by hosting a new show on the youth-centered station.The show, called Raw Sauce is a weekly one which is to be aired every Saturday night from midnight to 2am.Congratulations Manny Yo!
Disrespectful And Pathetic; Feli Nuna Chased Off Stage At The S- Concert.
Feli Nuna, an Ewe “chic” with the brand slogan “Edzoleme”- meaning fire was disrespected at the just ended S-concert when the singer after barely 3 minutes into her 10 minutes allocated performance time was hurriedly chased off stage by the organizers to make way for another.
What looked like a deliberate attempt to bring her performance to an abrupt closure did not go down well with her management and lovers of her art though the well-mannered singer went off stage just as she was requested.
Georgebritton.com had an interview with her after the event as we noticed the sad incident and were on a hunt for what could account for that.
The Beehyve Entertainment signee giving her account of the incident noted, “I was allocated 10 minutes performance time, but, just 3 minutes 45 seconds into my performance, the MC walked onto the stage to introduce another act. All I could hear was ok ok, it’s ok ok, thank you, thank you. I got confused when it happened, I even lost my cool at a point. It was very disrespectful, I have made strides in my career and some respect should be accorded and I don’t think I got that” She ended.
During the chat, she hinted at something we think is worth talking about. The “Love me now” singer expressed disappointment in organizers for allowing an artist whose songs are not that known to perform all the allocated time just because the art brought naked girls to shake their buttocks and to her surprise, she comes and gets chased off stage not performing for even 5 minutes.
If that was the case, then from the above statement, I deduce its palpable we cherish nudity over content, energy, stage craft/control among others because from all indication Feli’s performance did not lack any of the above as the crowd sang along and were entertained while she performed. In recent times we have seen almost naked girls mount our stages at events all in the name of showbiz and performance (Dancers). If we continue on this tangent, I fear we are teaching the next generation the wrong thing.
I think artists should be accorded some respect, either old or new, big or small and on this one, its in the rightful place for organizers to at least render an apology to the young lady and her team for the mishap.
Young Ghanaian Ladies To Benefit From Shatta Michy’s Hair Styling Masterclass
We live in a world where women are hardly given equal opportunities as men, but when you have a few good women who already have the platform and stretch out their hands to other women so they can also join them at the top, then you know the world isn’t bad after all.
Diamond Michelle Gbagonah a.k.a Shatta Michy has proven to the world that she believes in empowering her fellow young women. She put together a program dubbed ‘Shatta Michy Hairstyling Masterclass in collaboration with Kush By Taylar’ that gave young women the opportunity to learn a skill which they can benefit from financially for life.
On Saturday, about 20 young women converged at the Airport View hotel to attend an exclusive hair styling master class hosted by Shatta Michy. She partnered with renowned and celebrity hairstylist Kush by Taylar who is behind some of the most iconic hairstyles seen and rocked on the red carpet by celebrities like Selly Galley, Yvonne Okoro, Zynell Zuh, Serwaa Amihere, Berla Mundi and even Shatta Michy.
The hairstyling master class was divided into four segments and spanned over 7 hours.
Speaking to Kush by Taylar, he reiterated that everybody expected to be at the program was available and those targeted were the ones who were already into hairstyling but still needed guidelines and a few tips to become professionals.
She also said ‘this is something that has never really happened before, especially when it’s a good way of empowering women and helping them acquire a skill that will fetch them money. Even a 9 year old girl was there. She could style hair already, but wasn’t a professional so the program helped her acquire the needed skill to better her trade and also get her a certificate’.
Shatta Michy also gave the ladies tips on how to be successful entrepreneurs and how they could successfully run their own business.
Shatta Michy and Kush by Taylar plan to extend the hairstyling masterclass to other regions and even add other skills like ‘making up’ to it so women across Ghana can be empowered.
The event was also supported by 4Reall Beauty products.
By; Ewura Esi Adda
“Joyce Blessing’s Accident Almost Marred Our Event” – Ernest Kwesi Ennin
Media Excel boss, Ernest Kwesi Ennin and his former artiste Joyce Blessing have been at each other for a while with several accusations and counter accusation, slander and name calling. Ernest Kwesi Ennin after the unfortunate happenings rendered an apology so we want to believe they have gone past their differences as he spoke seemingly fondly of her while warning arts who will want to turn up for this year’s “Bliss On The Hills” late.
During the launch of “Bliss On The Hills”, the same program, Joyce Blessing was travelling to last year and had an accident and couldn’t perform. A question was posed to the organizers about measures put in place to ensure the safety of the artist and to avoid a no show from any artiste like we saw last year.
Ernest Kwesi Ennin in responding though sounded calmly details it’s an unfortunate incident and they regret it, adding that they know Christmas is a cocoa season for an artist and that their new contractual agreement requires the artist to be at the event grounds 2 – 3 hours before the show because that accident incident last year almost marred the event and took away its beauty.
“It was an unfortunate incident that happened last year and we regret every bit of it, we believe the investment thrown into the event is for its success and not to disadvantage anyone. We also know Christmas is a cocoa season for our artists. Some of them think they can play one show here and there, but for us we have changed our contractual obligations, artists are to be at their hotel 2-3 hours before the event starts. If by 7pm an art is not in, the organizers have the right to withhold 25% of their performance fee.”
He went along expressing his displeasure at the unfortunate incident, saying, “Such occurrences when it happens, it takes away the beauty of the event, someone is putting in money and we all saw what that accident incident brought to the event last year. It almost marred the beauty of the whole organization. One month of practices, preparations and one person almost came to mare the whole event.”
He rounded up by saying, ”We have restructured, we are the event organizers so it’s either you are ready to conform or…. because there are other artists who are ready to perform. So if you think you are big and you want to take another persons event and belittle ours and come at twelve midnight, then we are sorry therefor we will go according to our contractual obligations.”
Sarkodie Is The 6th Richest Musician In Africa And The Only Ghanaian According To Forbes.
Forbes Magazine unveiled the list of the richest African musicians in 2018. The list was made on the basis of sales and signed contracts.
Kindly note that this list was released in May 2018 so it’s surprising how its being carried around to make it look like it was released yesterday.
Do ignore those publications with conflicting rankings.
Here are the 10 richest African musicians:
1. Akon ($ 80 million)
Senegalese is the richest musician in Africa. CEO of his own label Konvict music, Akon is also a producer. It enjoys great popularity in Africa and around the world. Akon has sold more than 35 million albums, has been nominated five times for the Grammy Awards.
2. Black Coffee ($ 60 million)
Nkosinathi Maphumulo, whose name is Black Coffee, comes from the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa but grew up in the Eastern Cape province. The creativity of this musician is particularly attractive to fans of electronic music. He started his career in 1995 and released 5 albums under his own label. In 2005, he won the “Breakthrough DJ Of The Year” award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza.
3. Don Jazzy ($ 30 million)
It went from the 4 th to 3 th spot. His love for music begins when he was a church singer. Today, Don Jazzy is among the richest African musicians because of his entrepreneurial skills, producers and music performer. He is an MTV ambassador and boss of his own label, Mavin Records. Don Jazzy has produced several successful Nigerian artists.
4. Wizkid ($ 20 million)
A native of Lagos, Wizkid is one of the most famous musicians of his generation. Most of his fans call him the king of African music. CEO of his own label, Starboy, Wizkid has even the biggest music stars in the world dancing. He started the music as a singer at the church. And thanks to hard work, he managed to climb to the top.
5. Davido ($ 16 million)
Coming from a very rich family, Davido made a name for himself thanks to his music. He has won numerous awards nationally and internationally. He was revealed to the general public in 2011 after the release of his single “Back When”. In just six years of career, Davido can be proud of him because his exploits are extraordinary.
6. Sarkodie ($ 7 million)
Sarkodie is the star of Ghanaian music, the only representative of this country in this ranking. In addition to his incredible talent, he is a reference for Ghanaian youth. He began his career as an amateur rapper. He has received numerous awards and continues to evolve with confidence. In 2013, he released his own clothing line.
7. Tinashe Kachingwe ($ 6 million)
Born in the United States of a Zimbabwean father and a Danish mother, Tinashe is the only woman on this list. In 2000, she starred in the film Cora Unashamed and her voice was in the cartoon film The Polar Express. Tinashe is the ambassador of several brands.
8. Hugh Masekele ($ 1.5 million)
Deceased on January 23, 2018 at the age of 78, Hugh Masekele, a native of South Africa had released more than 43 albums. He had won numerous honorary awards and was nominated for a Grammy Award. A ticket for his concert cost about $ 20,000, no wonder he was very rich. He left behind a historical legacy.
9. Jidenna ($ 1 million)
He is a producer and performer with dual nationality (Nigerian, American). When he was only 10 years old, Jidenna realized he wanted a career in music. Although he was born in the United States, Jidenna considers himself a Nigerian and wants to develop the music industry in Africa. In addition, Jidenna collaborated with Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States, on an educational program.
10. Oliver Mtukudzi
Zimbabwean Oliver Mtukudzi has already released more than 65 albums. After a career of 41 years in music, Oliver is always talking about him. In 1969, he made a three-string guitar and began to sing.
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