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Morgan Heritage Wins 2nd Grammy, With Feature On “44/876” Album By Shaggy & Sting.

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Reggae Group Morgan Heritage has just won their 2nd Grammys at the 61st edition of the prestigious award held last weekend at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Jamaican ‘Royal’ Reggae Group in a tweet says….

Group Member, Gramps Morgan in an interview with Entertainment Journalist Elorm Beenie says, “it was truly an amazing day we had a show in Long Beach California and got off the stage and got the news. Was very happy for Shaggy; he’s one of the hardest working people in music, not many like him, many want to be famous but don’t want do the work.

Shaggy is one of a kind; from the day Shaggy and I spoke on the phone and he told us to swing through the studio, we had a great vibe and met Sting in the studio and the music just happened naturally.”

According to Gramps Morgan, the Group wasn’t necessarily expecting a Grammy win this time but it came as a big surprise and Group Morgan Heritage embraces it with all sincerity.

“No one ever expects a Grammy nomination, we make music and let the public decide. We try to make the best out of the music possible whenever we are recording…”, Gramps added.

Morgan Heritage won their first Grammy with their “Strictly Roots” Album and got nominated in 2018 with their “Avrakedabra” Album. This makes it twice the Group has won a Grammy.

Morgan Heritage will be releasing their next album this summer and the group is very optimist about making a lot of influence with the upcoming album. “Africa Jamaica”, a first single off the album which featured Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania and Stonebwoy from Ghana has gunned over 1 million views on Youtube and has been featured in top international playlists on MTV among others. Morgan Heritage were on set with Nigeria’s international music icon, Patoranking, in Kenya weeks ago to shoot a next music video for another single off the album.

Africa Jamaica, Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BZFSQor5wg

Morgan Heritage was featured on the album title track “44/876” with Aidonia on Shaggy & Sting’s joint album. Makes it a first time for Dancehall Singjay Aidonia to win a Grammy too. With the Reggae Grammys, started from 2002, awards were often presented to the engineers, mixers, and/or producers in addition to the performing artistes. According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, eligible works are vocal or instrumental reggae albums “containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded music”, including roots reggae, dancehall and ska music.

Originally called the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Recording, the honor was presented to artists for eligible songs or albums. The Jamaican group Black Uhuru received the first award in 1985. Beginning with the 1992 ceremony, the name of the award was changed to “Best Reggae Album”.

Best Reggae Album – Nominees 2019
 Black Uhuru – As The World Turns
 Etana – Reggae Forever
 Ziggy Marley – Rebellion Rises
 Protoje – A Matter Of Time
 Sting & Shaggy – 44/876

(Story: Elorm Beenie)

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“Hungarian Gov’t Provides Grants For Creative Artists” – Sena Dagadu

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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

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New Music: Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man – Shuga (Prod. By Street Beatz)

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Celebrated Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall and AfroPop Act, Stonebwoy teams up with The King Of Dancehall, Award Winning Jamaican Dancehall Act, Beenie Man on an afrobeats jam titled “SHUGA”.

SHUGA originally programmed by versatile Ghanaian Producer, Street Beatz adds to Stonebwoy’s catalogue as a possible hit.

Kindly Stream & Purchase #SHUGA by Stonebwoy featuring Beenie Man, with Production Credits to Street Beatz.

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Beyoncé Officially Launches The #BeforeILetGoChallenge On Instagram.

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Move over Drake's "In My Feelings" – there's a new social media challenge taking over the internet.

Beyoncé officially launched the #BeforeILetGoChallenge on her Instagram Story Monday night, just days after her documentary "Homecoming" was released on Netflix.

The trailblazing singer dropped a surprise live album of her legendary 2018 Coachella performance along with the documentary, which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart this week.

The album features the bonus track "Before I Let Go," a cover of Frankie Beverly & Maze's black cultural anthem, which has sparked a viral dance challenge.

Queen Bey promoted the hashtag with a bee and heart eye emoji on her Instagram Story, a rarity for the singer, who has only used the IG function a few times.

She shared dozens of video submissions from dancing fans who flawlessly stepped to "Swag the right/ surf the left/ Work the middle 'til it hurt a little."

"Y’all!!!!!!!!!!!!! @beyonce just posted my #beforeiletgochallenge to her Instagram!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry I’m dying…. brb," user @Kiara_Imani tweeted Monday.

"YES that’s @phylicia_jas on @Beyonce’s… IG story! this is iconic. monumental. certainly not a drill," user @Omarblvnco tweeted.

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DJ Cuppy Enlists Kwesi Arthur, Ceeza Milli And Shaydee On New Joint Abena — WATCH

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Cuppy is back again…


International DJ and Producer Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola popularly known as Cuppy, is back with a new single release titled ‘Abena’, her first release this year. Following on from her classic Afrobeats hit ‘Green Light’, Cuppy continues her musical exploration this time teaming up with 3 talented West African artists; Kwesi Arthur, Shaydee & Ceeza Milli.

This silky afro-love jam will no doubt be a hit in the clubs, DJ sets, and a favourite from Cuppy fans!


Unquestionably a leading female DJ in Africa, Cuppy is becoming a major player across the music field, having successfully gained a lot of recognition both in Nigeria and Internationally.

This new release proves Cuppy’s further solidified position in the music industry as she continues to show us that there are many layers to her craft while stepping even further into the world of vocalist, songwriter, and producer.


Upon hearing ‘Abena’ its contagious sound is certainly captivating! Cuppy has certainly left us
wanting more…

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Abena Audio Link: http://djcuppy.com/abena/

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