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Okyeame Kwame Launches First Single Off Made In Ghana Album In Cape Coast

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Celebrated Ghanaian musician, Okyeame Kwame has launched the first single off his upcoming album ‘Made in Ghana’, in Cape Coast.

The launch took place on Friday, 28th September, 2018 at the Chief’s Palace in Cape Coast.
He also paid a courtesy call on the Municipal Chief Executive (CEO) of Cape Coast, Ernest Arthur and introduced the ‘Made in Ghana’ project to him.

Later in the evening, Okyeame Kwame met with his fans at Sikakrom in Cape Coast to entertain them with a performance of his songs.

The new song titled ‘Made in Ghana’ features Kidi, Ebo Taylor and Dan Grahl.

‘Made in Ghana’ which happens to be the theme song for the yet-to-be-released ‘Made in Ghana’ album, talks about the pride of the country. It mentions the need to promote the various aspect of Ghanaian culture.

According to Okyeame Kwame, the purpose of the ‘Made In Ghana’ project is to imbue a sense of national pride, foster music tourism and expose indigenous music fusion.

After receiving a copy of the song, the Paramount Chief of the Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, urged Kwame to use his brand as a tourism ambassador to re-orient negative perceptions about musicians.

“Being a tourism ambassador means you represent the country. There are certain wrong perceptions about musicians that need to be changed. And I believe it is a great task on you now to use your influence to change some of these perceptions,” he stated.

The upcoming album also features Afriyie Wutah, Kurl Songs, Kwan Pa band, Wiyaala, Yaa Yaa, Atongo Simba and Fancy Gadam.

Others are Wulomei, Feli Nuna and Kuami Eugene.

The songs represent the 10 regions and their cultures, bringing varied Ghanaian rhythms together through music, videos and paraphernalia.

Each song will be launched at a location in the region it represents.

As a tourism ambassador, Kwame would also use shots of historical and tourist locations in the various regions for his music videos.

He has also created a pyjamas line called ‘OK Impressions’ designed with African fabric, as part of his bid to promote Ghanaian culture and tourism through the arts.

The entire album will finally be released on December 14, 2018.
Listen to ‘Made in Ghana’ by Okyeame Kwame via this link: https://soundcloud.com/user-481143303/made-in-ghana

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VGMA19: Samini Reincarnated And Made The Event Sane.

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Regardless of last weekend’s skirmishes at the #VGMA20 occasion, Samini came through as the melting ice to restore peace and sanity with his high class live band performance, maturity, stage mastery and finesse.

Before Samini’s performance on the night, there had been previous performances from Efya, Sarkodie, Kula and others who rocked the stage as well; but Samini raised the bar very high that he’s still on the lips of many, hours after the show. 

This followed the much publicized altercation from 2 of Ghana’s Music Icons, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, some moments earlier before his (Samini’s) set.

The annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) is an occasion that celebrates Ghanaian music and its crooners and this year’s was supposed to be the most exciting as it marked the 20th anniversary of the awards, but it was marred with the abrupt melee.

Nonetheless, the show went on with Samini melting hearts and brought smiles to many patrons and viewers watching from home and online.

As an experienced performer and a man of peace who has been in the industry for years (during his performance during the VGMA Experience Concert — the weekend before — on Saturday, May 11, at the Independence Square), Samini called on his fellow artistes to allow unity reign amongst them since that is the only thing to make the industry grow.

Born Emmanuel Andrews Samini, he is also referred to many as “African Bob Marley”; Samini put in all efforts with ease and jammed the place to keep the remaining audience engaged and happy.

His showmanship on the night was a perfect liaison that cemented attempts by Charter House to restore calm at the occasion. One thing you can’t take away from the LIVING LEGEND, Samini, who was enskinned few months ago is his high sense of maturity and class towards any horrid situation around him on the job, be it on stage, on interviews or in the studio with his lyrical compositions and delivery.

Samini remains a ‘scarce soul’ in Ghana’s music history and will continue to be loved and remembered not only for his craft but helping other acts hone their craft into mainstream – notable amongst the talents that went through his tutelage into mainstream are Mugeez (of R2Bees), Stonebwoy, Kaakie and Kofi Kinaata.

Deon Boakye and Senario are also budding acts under his arm he supports and is helping push to the top as well. Samini has won several local and international awards of great reverence such as MOBO, MTV, Channel O, IRAWMA, just to name a few. He has won several plaques at the VGMAs and was “Artiste Of The Year” at Ghana Music Awards 2007.

He has shared many noble stages, both home across the world with Damian Marley, Shaggy, Keri Hilson, Busy Signal, Mavado. Demarco, 2Face, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, just to name a few. His collaborations with Steel Pulse, Etana, Rocky Dawuni, Busy Signal and Anthony Bare some of the works he is well respected for with at least 2 decades of honing his craft and selling it to the world.

Samini is signed to Africa 1 Media in Ghana, since 2017; a great Team he is very proud of and happy to work with anytime. You can connect with Samini on social media via his connects below:


You can connect with Samini on social media via his connects below: Facebook: SAMINI

Instagram: @Samini_Dagaati

Twitter: @Samini_Dagaati

SnapChat: @Samini_Dagaati

For bookings, kindly email his Management, Africa 1 Media via [email protected]

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Matthew Mensah To Speak At 2019 Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit.

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Multiple award-winning Ghanaian philanthropist, PR Strategist and business man, Matthew Mensah has been invited as a speaker for the 3rd edition of the Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit which will be hosted in Johannesburg.


As the founder of Health PR, Ambassador of Tourism Ghana and GQ’S Best dressed Man in Africa, Matthew will join other speakers from across Africa for the pan-African annual conference for youth leaders from across the continent which will be hosted from 23 – 24 May 2019.


The Summit, hosted under the theme ‘Reclaim Africa’ – is described by organisers as a call to action for young people to work towards an Africa they desire to be a part of. The three day gathering will encourage youth participation in governance, social change and the economy through topics that impart knowledge, engage thought and inspire action. Delegates of the Summit range from young leaders from diverse backgrounds such as media, politics, academia and business – with the aim of driving inter-country relations and collaborations.


“Since its inception two years ago the Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth summit has hosted over 200 young leaders representing 18 African countries. This has created a web of collaborations and partnerships across various sectors, movements and communities. As a platform the summit presents an opportunity for young people to connect, learn and create in concert around pertinent areas of leadership, development and how we can right the future of the kind of Africa we want to exist in.” says Founder Paul Modjadji.


The organisers announced in March that this year’s Summit would be the last one to be hosted in South Africa. This would mean that the next Summit, to be hosted in 2020, would be hosted in another African country. The Summit, which not only brings young people together, also celebrates Africa day and month – by engaging in conversations which are led by and serve young people.


The Breaking Down Borders Africa Initiative is a multi-platform initiative that includes education, empowerment drives as well as the conference. Founded by The Leaders Who Dare To Dream Foundation and led by a collective of youth social entrepreneurs, the initiative undertakes efforts to connect African youth through dialogue and conferencing, workshops and arts programmes. Through various partnerships with global NGO’s, government and the private sector, the Conference has driven robust conversation, given a platform for youth thought leadership and the building of networks among African youth in social and commercial entrepreneurship.


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[email protected]: “You Are My Son” – Amakye Dede Crowns Kuami Eugene.

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Highlife great Amakye Dede has crowned young talented musician Kuami Eugene has the future of the genre.

Calling Kuami Eugene his son, the veteran musician declared that he is confident in the young musician to hold the fort of highlife music.

After an impressive joint performance at the 20th edition of the Ghana Music Awards at the new dome of the Accra International Conference Centre, Amakye Dede said he thought highlife was dead.

He said the ‘Angela’ hitmaker, who was awarded the ‘Highlife Artiste of the Year’, has proven to him that highlife is not dead.

“You are my son” he called Kuami Eugene as he handed him a crown on stage after their performance at the awards.

“I am giving this to you that you are coming to raise highlife music,” Amakye Dede after recounting a memorable experience he had with the young musician in London.

He then asked for God’s blessing and guidance.

“From my heart, from God, I support you Kuami,” the veteran musician prayed.

The ‘Dabi Dabi’ hit singer added that Kuami Eugene is the only guy that has proven to him that if they [veteran highlife musicians] are not there, he will hold the forth

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Vodafone Promises ‘Solid Support’ For Ghana Music Despite ‘Unfortunate’ VGMA Brawl.

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Title sponsor of the Ghana Music Awards, Vodafone, has said it will continue supporting the music industry despite a scuffle between two rival artistes on Saturday.

The telco giant said in a statement Sunday that although the scuffle that ensued on stage is regrettable, it acknowledges that a large number of players in the industry do not subscribe to such conduct.

“For now, our passion for music and for the industry remains solid. We look forward to an exciting future for the industry,” Vodafone Ghana said in the release.

The telecoms company did not, however, state expressly its continued support for the annual Ghana Music Awards organised by Charterhouse.

Rival reggae and dancehall artistes, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, were on Sunday invited by the police over the violent commotion at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).

Camps of the two rival artistes clashed on stage while Stonebwoy was about to give a speech after winning the coveted Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year at the music awards last night.

The brawl started when Shatta Wale (Charles Nii Armah Mensah) walked up to the stage with his multitude of fans while Stonebwoy was about to give a speech for the award.

Although some have said the My Level hitmaker climbed up the stage with his fans to congratulate Stonebwoy for the award, others say they were there to heckle Stonebwoy.

The confusion that ensued was witnessed by millions of Ghanaians watching the show.

Stonebwoy, known in private life as Livingstone Etse Satekla, also pulled a gun on stage in what some believe he did in self-defence.

Many patrons at the event at the Accra International Conference Centre feared the sight of the gun could have caused a stampede.

One person has been arrested on suspicion of using a dangerous pepper spray during the brawl.

Following the incident, there were fears corporate Ghana would be pushed further away from supporting showbiz.

Vodafone Ghana in the release further stated that, as a responsible organisation, it is against all acts of violence no matter the circumstances.

“We will support any review process of the incident to ensure that our commitment to recognise and celebrate achievement and success in the music industry is not compromised,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the event organisers have also condemned the brawl.

In a statement published below Charterhouse apologised to Vodafone Ghana and other sponsors for the incident.

“Being a special edition of the annual ceremony, months of planning had gone into the giving the world a breath-taking. Sadly, however, we were unable to give the full experience we had hoped to give as a result of this breach,” the statement from Charterhouse said.

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