Ghanaian Rapper and Songwriter cum broadcaster, Enoch Nana Yaw Oduro- Agyei, known by his stage name as Trigmatic, has resigned from the field of broadcast Journalism.
According to rapper Trigmatic, he needs to allocate a d attach special emphasis on his music career, hence the need to partways with radio.
Earlier, rapper Trigmatic revealed that his journey as a radio personality didn’t explode on a silver platter, explaining that, he walked through the rocky life to be able to display much dexterity in his endeavor, as he exerted himself by doing mental and physical work out of necessity for two years without earning a monthly wage.
The celebrated rapper, used to write for Sparxx Magazine, and during the period of indeterminate length of promoting the magazine to a radio personality, he eventually got the chance to host his first show on radio which came without and offer.
Rapper Trigmatic, who recently celebrated a decade in broadcasting and performing arts by staging “My Life” musical concert in a Facebook post sighted by www.georgebritton.com, stated that, he is bowing out of radio to fully embrace his timeless passion for music.
” Radio’s been a huge part of my life. I’m blessed to have been able to share it with you. Today, I’m bowing out of radio to fully embrace my passion for music. Thanks for all the support both on & off air; from you the listeners to my fellow artists, DJs, my copresenters & employers. You’ve given me memories I’ll forever be grateful for. Let’s make this next chapter the greatest one yet. God Bless!” – He posted…
According Trigmatic, he didn’t have a cherished aspiration, ambition, and ideal for becoming a radio personality, as his center of interest was to become a successful musician within and beyond his jurisdiction
Kwame Sefa Kayi Turns Down ‘Offer’ To Host The VGMAs?
Revered broadcaster, philanthropist and and public speaker Kwame Sefa Kayi also known as ‘Chairman General’ is said to have turned down an ‘opportunity’ to host the anticipated 20 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Securing the services of a good MC or host is equally important as any other facet of a succesful event hence Charterhouse’s decision to fall on Kwame Sefa Kayi for this year’s edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which marks the event’s 20 years since inception.
However, organizers have been hit with a major disappointment as Kwame Sefa Kayi is unable to host the show, a close source tells Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment – www.nydjlive.com.
Our source tells us organizers are disappointed as the choice of host for the awards show had to let them down in the last hour.
It is immediately unknown what led to the decision to turn down the ‘opportunity’.
“Charterhouse is disturbed over Kwame Sefa Kayi’s inability to host the 20 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. It’s a big blow and this is mainly because the news came in at the last hour.” – our source tells www.nydjlive.com
Baring any last minute changes, there should be a new host for 20 VGMAs.
The Ghana Music Awards stage is not new to Kwame Sefa Kayi as he has since the inception of the awards scheme hosted it on several occasions.
The question now is, who hosts the historic 20 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards?
Reliable information available to Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment – www.nydjlive.com indicates radio and Television personalities Giovani Caleb and Sika Osei would host the red carpet of the event which comes off on Saturday May 18, 2019.
Dr. Pounds Honored At The 3rd RTC Western Music Awards.
Ace Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist, Maximous Mensah known on-air Dr Pounds has chalked a honourary for playing a pivotal role in elevating the entertainment flag of the Western Region to reach its diasporas at the 3rd edition of the RTC Western Music Awards.
The on-air broadcaster who is a staff at an Accra-based Hitz 103.9 FM a subsidiary company of Multimedia Group Limited tireless and selfless effort for immensly supporting and unearthening entertaining talents from the from the Western Regions of Ghana was appreciated with a citation.
According to the organizers and board directors of the RTC Western Music Awards, they've noticed that, the name and brand Dr. Pounds is synonymous to the discovering of undiluted talents in that particular region, hence the need to recognize his role.
A portion of the citation stated, people doubt if the on-air presenter hails from the Western Region because, his contribution to talents from Western Region make a lot of people wonder if you are under strong compulsion or obligatory to promote his home town.
The Western Regions via the 3rd RTC Western Music Awards which was slated for the 11th May, 2019 has the objective of celebrating her proud Artistes, Disc Jockeys (DJs), Entertainment Show Hosts and other talents from and in the region.
The event which is its 3rd edition saw performances from The Township, El Manuel, Demzi, Agbana, Corp Sayvee, Highlife Legend AB Crentsil, Semenhyia, Ras Ebo, Nemesis Loso, Nero X, Ray James, Ayesem and an all-female performance in honour of the #BringBackOurTaadiGirls campaign.
However, Real name Stephen Siaw, known in the Showbiz Circle as Ayesem won the ultimate Artiste of the year, whilst A.B. Crentsil and Kwaw Ansah received Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Present at the event were the Western Regional Minister who doubles as Member of Parliament for Takoradi, Hon. Kobby Okyere Darko Mensah, Metropolitan Chief Executive of Sekondi-Takoradi, Hon. Anthony K.K. Sam, Western Regional Director of Ghana National Service, Okatakyie Amankwaa Afrifa, Chief of Apremdo, Nana Agya Kwamina IX, amongst others.
Below is the full list of winners of the 2019 RTC Western Music Awards
GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
Morris Makafui – Edzebubu
HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
DJ Magnus Ft Ayesem – Saamia
HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
Kwabena Lyta – Ngrakers
REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR
Demzi – Crime Free
HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
The Township – The Mad Titan (Winner)
CITATION FOR SUPPORTING WESTERN REGION ARTISTES
Mr Maximous Mensah aka Dr Pounds
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Mr Kwaw Ansah
Legendary AB Crentsil
AFROPOP SONG OF THE YEAR
Dope Nation – Eish
URBAN GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
Morris Makafui – Edzebubu
MOST POPULAR REGIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR
Weaporn Ft Flowking Stone – Ekebe
MOST POPULAR GHANAIAN SONG OF THE YEAR
Stonebwoy – Kpoo k3k3
BRASS BAND OF THE YEAR
Super Sonic Brass Band
NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Sayvee ft Sarkodie, Nate Eshun & Ayesem – Yolo
BEST FEMALE VOCAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Shola Babe Ft Nero X – Fakye Me
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Akoffena Difaya – Ememia
BEST RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Berry – Westgold Radio
BEST MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Jake On The Beatz
BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW OF THE YEAR
Opapy Joe – Entertainment Extra – Space FM
BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR
BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR
Semenhyia – Elective Fante
REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
HIP HOP ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
GOSPEL ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
HIPLIFE ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
HIGHLIFE ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
Hulu Tops 28 Million Customers, Unveils New Shows And A ‘Binge Watch’ Ad Experience
Hulu has now grown over 28 million U.S. customers, including 26.8 million monthly paid subscribers and 1.3 million promotional accounts, the company announced this morning as part of its annual presentation at the digital Newfronts in New York. In January, Hulu had 25 million total users, including both paid and promo accounts, and 20 million this time last year. The streaming service also today unveiled its new slate of shows and original programming, alongside other content deals and a new “binge advertising experience” that’s designed to be less intrusive.
On the content front, Hulu announced an expanded partnership with Marvel to bring two new live-action series to its service in 2020.
Though Marvel owner Disney is preparing to launch its own direct-to-consumer streaming service later this year, Disney’s majority ownership of Hulu is proving to be an advantage as it can shift some of the more adult-oriented Marvel properties to Hulu, instead of the more family-focused Disney+ streaming service.
That seems to be the case for the new Marvel series Marvel’s Ghost Rider, aka Robbie Reyes, who’s described as a “quintessential antihero, consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon.” The other, Marvel’s Helstrom, features Daimon and Ana Helstrom, the son and daughter of a powerful serial killer, who tracks down the worst of humanity.
Ghost Rider is exec-produced by Ingrid Escajeda, who will serve as showrunner, along with Paul Zbyszewski and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb. Helstrom is exec-produced by Loeb and Zbyszewski, who will also serve as showrunner.
The two new series join existing Marvel properties on Hulu, including Marvel’s Runaways, and other more adult-oriented fare like Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K, Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show, Marvel’s Howard The Duck, and the planned special event, Marvel’s The Offenders.
Hulu also today announced a new multi-year, multi-show partnership with Vox Media Studio, (Momofuku founder) David Chang’s Majordomo Media, and Chrissy Teigen’s Suit & Thai Productions, to develop premium food-centric programming. One of the first shows will feature Chang and Teigen and will focus on family cooking; another documentary series will tap into Vox’s Eater, and its knowledge of the best restaurants in the world.
Tiegen also scored her own two-year deal with Hulu to create original programming that could range from scripted content to original talk shows. (In other words, what Oprah is to Apple TV+, Tiegen is to Hulu, in terms of having free reign.)
Meanwhile, with the newly greenlit series Nine Perfect Strangers, Hulu hopes to have a hit like HBO did with Big Little Lies, as the series adapts another of author Liane Moriarty’s novels for the screen.
Also like Big Little Lies, David E. Kelley and Nicole Kidman are again involved, the former as co-showrunner and co-writer along with John Henry Butterworth, and the latter starring in a lead role as the director of a boutique health-and-wellness resort promising healing and transformation to the aforementioned nine strangers. Kidman’s production company, Blossom Films, which exec-produced the first season of Big Little Lies, is also involved along with Made Up Stories and Endeavor Content.
As previously reported, Hulu is running its own take on the Theranos scandal, with The Dropout, starring Kate McKinnon as Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes. And it’s renewing two freshman comedies, Pen15 and Ramy for second seasons.
Hulu’s Newfronts are really about the advertisers, of course. And this year, Hulu is pitching them a way to better target and cater to binge watchers — the viewers who are tuning in to watch for long stretches at a time. This “binge ad experience” is the second non-intrusive format Hulu has developed — the first being the “pause ad” that only appears when you press pause.
Binge ads will instead allow advertisers to target just binge watchers with creatives that are “situationally relevant” to their viewing behavior. (More on this as Hulu takes the stage later this morning.)
“This is a monumental time for Hulu’s advertising business and for brands who are looking to reach the most valuable audience in television,” said Peter Naylor, SVP and Head of Advertising Sales at Hulu, in a statement released alongside today’s event. “Because of our viewer-first advertising principles, we’re scaling rapidly. We’re offering advertisers the most sophisticated targeting, the largest addressable footprint in on-demand television, robust measurement solutions, and new ad models,” he added. “Hulu is future-proofing TV advertising and transforming the way brands connect with consumers.”
Hulu’s efforts in trying to figure out how to balance advertising with a quality TV experience, where viewers aren’t continually interrupted by repetitive ads, could be an advantage. Its focus on the user experience could help it better compete amid a growing range of free, ad-supported streaming services — a market that today includes the likes of Roku, Amazon (IMDb), Sinclair, Viacom (Pluto TV), Tubi, Google (YouTube), Walmart (Vudu), and others.
And it could give it a head’s start on competing with Netflix, if and when Netflix decides to run ads at some point in the future — a topic that was discussed earlier this week at the NewFronts, when an ad exec hinted that Netflix’s recruiters were already working towards a future that included advertising.
“In today’s direct-to-consumer world, viewers are demanding better when it comes to TV — from the user experience to their content choices to the advertising,” said Hulu CEO Randy Freer, in a statement. “Hulu’s continued growth, as well as the shows and initiatives announced today, reflect our deep investment in product, programming, brand, customer experience and business strategy to ensure that with Hulu, consumers can connect with the stories they love, at the right time and price, on any device,” he said.
Davido Is Set To Make A Guest Appearance On Nick Cannon’s ‘Wild ‘N Out’
Music star Davido is going to make an appearance on Nick Cannon‘s hugely popular show ‘Wild ‘N Out‘ which is hosted on MTV.
Davido is billed to make a guest appearance on the 14th of May.
Davido shared the news saying:
Grew up watching this show !! So crazy now I’m about to star in it!!!!! @mtvwildnout !!!!
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