Multiple awards winning rapper, Kwame Nsiah-Apau known in the entertainment zone as Okyeame Kwame has thrown a challenge to the government to consider making the study of Ghanaian languages an integral part of the educational system.
According to the rapper, the education system needs to make the study of our local languages a priority so that Ghanaians are able to preserve their culture, adding that, Ghanaian students need to be taught their native languages (L1) and take it seriously because that is the basis of language development.
Earlier, the subject on making the Ghanaian local language a primary mean of communication re-ignited after the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey revealed that, Ghana is considering choosing French as a second language.
Contrary to this development, some Ghanaians stated that, will be disrespectful to Ghana’s culture, as majority suggested that, the government of Ghana should adopt one local language as the official method of human communication, either spoken or written in Ghana.
However, Rapper Okyeame Kwame stated specifically that, at the senior high school level, a Ghanaian Language course should be part of the grading system so that if one does not pass it, they are not allowed admission into the tertiary institutions, explaining that, Ghanaians need to admonish government to add one’s local language to the courses that qualify them for tertiary institutions.
The “Made In Ghana” album crooner, added that the study of Culture should also form an integral part of the curriculum. According to Okyeame Kwame, Arabian children are taken through education to live their culture. He stated that, Jewish children in America also are given special tuition on issues bothering on their heritage and culture.
Okyeame Kwame, said on Fashion Diaries that, his admonition stems from his Made in Ghana campaign with seeks to inculcate the spirit of nationalism in Ghanaians. Already, his ‘Made in Ghana’ album is out of Aftown and other online music stores.
BET Awards Winner, Stonebwoy Eulogizes Samini, Flays Protégés.
Ghanaian international multiple awards-winning recording and performing Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, professionally and executively known as, Stonebwoy, has formally and eloquently praised the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of High Grade Family (HGF), Samini for practically contributing to the flamboyant stage of his music career.
According to the Grammy Awards nominee, Stonebwoy, Samini has been the monumental force and master minder of his music profession, stating that, he appreciates the immense contribution he received from Samini towards the success of his career, as the latter availed himself by nurturing his craft.
The 2015 Black Entertainment Tv (BET) Awards winner, Stonebwoy eulogized the High Grage Family (HGF) boss for establishing an overwhelming legacy for successive generations to employ, adding that, his humanity was his greatest composition. He acknowledged the fact that, Samini vetted most of his short musical composition with words; music for the positive impact it had on his life and patrons.
In 2009, Afro-Reggae Singer, christened Emmanuel Andrews Samini who is still sharpening his talent introduced an off-spring from his Record Label Samini Music, Stonebwoy, a freshest talent and first artiste from stable of Samini Music. He gave the reigning VGMA Reggae/Dancehall artiste of the year, Stonebwoy accurate scrutiny and coaching that has elevated his craft. Samini has also coached Rapper Kofi Kinaata, Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Kaakie, and young artiste, Deon Boakye.
Meanwhile, in an Instagram post sighted by www.georgebritton.com, the two (2) times All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year noted that, young musicians beginning their endeavor, making good progress and likely to become successful; up and coming artistes have cultivated an unethical behavior which has the potential of posing their career to unforeseen threat.
According to him, most of these up and coming musicians disclaim knowledge on how to show unadulterated recognition and gratitude for the good qualities and minimal coaching they receive as protégé from the more experienced or influential mainstream Ghanaian entertainers within the ecosystem.
The 2019 Nickelodeon Kids Choice awards winner revealed that, it is merely the obligation of these up and coming musicians to employ certain protocols and mechanisms to help elevate their artistry prowess and dexterity to the much required feet with the little assistance they receive from their coaches.
Livingstone Etse Stekla added that, upcoming musicians these days don’t know how to show genuine appreciation and selfless honor for the least support given them, yet they expect it all, urging protégés to cultivate a heart full of genuine gratitude that will embolden mainstream musicians to dedicate their career for a better industry.
“I Don’t Discriminate When It Comes To Ladies. – King Promise
Since he blew up in the music industry, singer/songwriter, King Promise, has been paired with some beautiful ladies including TV personality, Serwaa Amihere and the model from his ‘Abena’ music video.
The association with these two fair ladies has, however, raised questions on his women of choice when it comes to dating.
Speaking on Drive Time on Joy FM, the ‘Bra’ hitmaker revealed he does not discriminate between women.
“Fair, short, tall, thick, dark, it does not matter to me. Anything goes as long as we have the vibe,” he told Lexis Bill, host of the show.
The artiste also disregarded rumours he was dating the model ‘Abena’ from his music video.
He stated that he, however, understands the confusion as emotions were on display in the video.
“Feed The Youth With Productive Music. – Stonebwoy Urge Colleague Artistes.
Awards winning Reggae/Dancehall musician, Stonebwoy has urged all musicians to take up the mantle to fertilise the Ghanaian youth with ethical music to curb indecencies should they derail from good manners in the country.
According to him, good music portrays some high level of positive vibes that is capable of cushioning the youth, should life expose them to unwarranted difficulties.
Speaking to the world during his performance at the last edition of his annual musical concert dubbed "The BHiM Concert", the CEO of the Burniton Music Group, Stonebwoy noted that , there's a 100% assurance the youth will lead a generational thinking life should they be fed with positive tune.
The celebrated Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall icon, Stonebwoy revealed that music has some spiritual connotations attached to it, hence the need to make it a necessity to guide the teeming youth with it.
"We have to teach the youth good music, we don't have to teach the youth with profane music, because music is spiritual." - he said.
Grammy nominee, Stonebwoy pressed the minds of his colleague industry to make it their priority to nurture the youth with good music for a better development.
Wizkid Becomes First African To Hit 8m Monthly Listeners On Spotify.
Afropop star, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has become the first African artist to hit eight million monthly streams on Spotify.
Spotify is an online, music streaming platform that pays royalties based on the number of artists streams as a proportion of total songs streamed.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that streaming records revealed Wizkid’s popularity on the platform on Monday. The previous record was held by Congolese rapper and singer, Maitre Gims. He had seven million monthly listeners.
This win follows Wizkid’s recent collaboration with DJ Spinall and Tiwa Savage on ‘Dis Love’.
The singer also featured on ‘Like,’ a new single by British-Ghanaian rapper and singer, Kojo Funds. The music star is also the first African artist to walk the runway at a Dolce and Gabbana fashion show while his music `Soco’ played at the background.
Wizkid started recording music at age 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
In 2018, he became the first African artiste to sell out Skyway Theatre. The only other artist who has achieved the same feat in Minnesota is Beyonce.
The ‘Sweet Love’ singer also recently made Billboard entry for his collaboration with Beyonce on her ‘Lion King’-inspired album.
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