Singer KiDi born Dennis Nana Dwamena has claimed that the Presbyterian Church rejected his National Service posting because of his hairstyle.
In an interview with Franky 5 on ‘This Is Gospel’ on Hitz FM, he revealed that staff at the Headquarters of the Church in Accra, turned him away when he went to complete his registration.
‘‘It was the Presbyterian Headquarters…I didn’t choose it…That was my first posting. I remember that day walking into that building and those guys rejected me. They were like, ‘no you don’t look like you were supposed to work here. Are you sure they posted you here? Go back’,” he recounted.
According to him, staff of the Church refused to allow him to work in the organisation because of his hairstyle.
“I was wearing a nice shirt. I dressed like I was going to somebody’s job. They said my hair. They just looked at me and judged me that I cannot work there,” he said.
The ‘Gal Dem Sugar’ singer added that he went to the National Service Secretariat for reposting after the bitter rejection.
“The second posting is where I got, NSS Headquarters. I felt really bad. It was really sad for me. Why would you just look at somebody and judge them,” KiDi quizzed.
He was, however, happy that his National Service posting to the Presbyterian Headquarters was unsuccessful because he could not have worked with people who were very judgmental.
KiDi is also disturbed that Christians preach love but easily drive away people from the Church with their actions.
(Source: My Joy Online)
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.
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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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