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SarkCess Music Ends Contract With Signee, Strongman Burner.

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Ghanaian based music record label, SarkCess Music has divorced it music business dealings with Hip hop, Hiplife and Afropop Artiste, Osei Kwaku Vincent, who in a professional manner, performs as Strongman Burner after a successive two year deal.

Owned by Rapper Sarkodie, SarkCess music confirmed the split in a news release signed by the board directors at the record label. According to the board, they decided not to ink a new deal with the sensational musician after his two year contract ended in 2019.

According to them, the music journey with musician has being an amazing memorable one, adding that, Strongman has proved beyond doubt to be a sensational singer within its entertainment jurisdiction.

SarkCess Music stated that, the budding flamboyant artiste during his two years service at the music firm has been a phenomenal talent who grew his talent within and beyond the shores of Ghana.

Board directors at SarkCess Music who reiterated the music record label’s position on ending its contractual dealings with the musician stated that, they have still avail it self to assist the sensational musician to achieve a successful music career.

The Hip hop, Hiplife and Afropop Artiste, Strongman Burner under his two years of service with the record label released bangers upon bangers, such as Baby Girl, Transformer, including a music album dubbeb “Still That Ni99a”.

The Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Strong Empire has worked with some notable artistes and DJ’s in Ghana including Sarkodie, Bisa Kdei, Okyeame Kwame, Flowking Stone, Edem and DJ Black. He was a member of the MicBurnerz Music, with Azee Ntwene who helped him in progressing in his rap career.

Excerpt of the news release.

By: Gerrard-Israel

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‘Peace Smokers’, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale to Return to Court on July 15.

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The Adjabeng District Court has adjourned the trial of Reggae/Dancehall artistes Livingstone Etse Satekla, Stonebwoy and Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly, Shatta Wale to July 15, 2019, as it has ordered police prosecutors to file all the documents they intend to rely on for the trial of dancehall artistes.

This was after the prosecution led by Superintended Emelia Asante told the court that, they have filed some of the documents and needed time to file the rest. According to her, the state intended to call four prosecution witnesses for the trial of the two musicians.

Prosecutors in the case involving dancehall artistes, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have told the court that they will present four witnesses to testify against them. Though the names of the witnesses were not mentioned, it is expected that their testimonies will corroborate the evidence to be presented by the prosecution in the case.

Superintendent Asante told the court presided over Isaac Addo that, they have so far filed the witness statements and exhibits of three out of the four witnesses and were yet to file that of the last witness.

The trial follows disturbances that ensued between the two artistes at this year’s VGMA where Stonebwoy was seen holding a gun after Shatta Wale together with some of his fans approached the stage while Stonebwoy was about receiving his award for dancehall artiste of the year.

Shatta Wale is facing a charge of offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace while Stonebwoy is on trial for offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace as well as display of fire arm in public without permission.

Earlier, Shatta and Stonebwoy have faced public criticism for their roles in the incident, and were arrested before being granted bail of GHc50,000 each. They all pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against them.

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‘Men in Black: International’ Heads for Disappointing $24 Million Launch

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Sony’s “Men in Black: International” is heading for a disappointing $24 million opening weekend in the top spot at a mild North American box office, early estimates showed Friday.

The fourth iteration of the sci-fi comedy franchise is performing well under modest expectations, which had been in the $30 million range at 4,224 locations. “Men in Black: International” stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, replacing Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as the black-suited agents dealing with a baffling series of alien attacks against Earth.

New Line’s launch of its “Shaft” reboot is also showing little traction at multiplexes with Friday estimates coming in around $8 million at 2,952 sites, far below forecasts in the $16 million to $24 million range for the weekend. And Amazon’s widened release of its Mindy Kaling-Emma Thompson comedy “Late Night” was also falling flat at about $4 million at 2,218 venues.

The sole bright spots for the weekend appear to be Universal’s second weekend of “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” declining about 53% to around $22 million, and Disney’s fourth frame of “Aladdin” with about $17 million. The live-action reboot of “Aladdin” should finish the weekend with approximately $262 million domestically.

“Men in Black: International” takes place in the same universe as the previous trilogy, with Emma Thompson reprising her role as Agent O. Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall and twins Laurent and Larry Bourgeois also star. The film, set in the London bureau of the top-secret Men in Black organization, is directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, based on the Malibu comic by Lowell Cunningham. The budget for “Men in Black: International” is $110 million, co-financed by Hemisphere and Tencent.

The previous three “Men in Black” films combined for more than $1.6 billion in worldwide box office. All three scored North American debut weekends of more than $50 million. “Men in Black: International” is also launching in most international markets. Reviews were dismal with a 25% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Shaft,” the fifth film in the franchise, stars Jessie Usher playing John “JJ” Shaft Jr., an FBI agent and a cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT. Samuel L. Jackson plays his estranged father and Richard Roundtree plays his grandfather, the original Shaft, as he did in the first three “Shaft” movies in the early 1970s. Critics were unimpressed, resulting in a 35% Rotten Tomatoes score.

“Late Night” had generated forecasts in the $5 million to $9 million range. The film was acquired by Amazon following its Sundance premiere for a record $13 million and launched in four locations last weekend with a solid $246,035. It benefits from more positive reviews, sitting at 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Focus is seeing moderate returns on its launch of Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die” with around $3 million at 613 locations. The zombie comedy, starring Bill Murray and Adam Driver, was the opening night film at the Cannes Film Festival last month. Reviews have been mixed with a 51% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Year-to-date domestic box office as of June 12 has hit $4.93 billion, down 6% from the same point last year, according to Comscore. “Avengers: Endgame,” which has topped $826 million in seven weeks, and “Aladdin” had helped narrow the gap — which should widen again this weekend, thanks to overall business falling short of last year’s $182 million opening for “Incredibles 2.”

Disney’s “Toy Story 4” should rescue the box office next weekend. Early tracking had placed the animated comedy with a debut in the $150 million range.

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NEW RELEASE: Lynx Signees Link To Welcome ”Ohemaa”.

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Lynx Entertainment, Highlife and Afro-Fusion signee, Kuami Eugene has released the much anticipated tune dubbed ''Ohemaa'' with record label confrere, Kidi.

The 4 minutes contemporary highlife tune was produced by Ghanaian producer and engineer, John Kwesi Dosunmu-Mensah better known as M.O.G Beatz and was unleashed to the public domain in the early hours of Wednesday prior to earlier publicity from the management.

According to the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards(VGMA) ''Highlife Artiste of the Year'', he's garnered an unflinching and stable love for ''Ohemaa'' that cannot be replicated by none, with an outrageous number of critics claiming, a spell has been casted on him to the brim.

Kuami Eugene assured 'Ohemaa' that, he is ready to sacrifice and contribute his quota to keep their love story bonded for none to put no assunder.

However, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards ''Male Vocalist of the Year'' Kidi on his side also guaranteed a strong love to ''Ohemaa'' stating that, he'll gold-mine to enhance the beauty of his lover, adding that, he will love her to death, despite the hate encounted from people.

Meanwhile, Lynx Entertainment has released the visual components of the ''Ohemaa'' single, as way of not denying patrons the flamboyant taste of the potential banger. The video was directed by Rexford Kyei-Sarkodie popularly known as Rex and it features actress Salma Moomin.

https://youtu.be/_UE5729fnn4

The video depicts the true Ghanaian indeginous culture and a blend of African narratives. Its a kingship centred video speculated to have been shot in the Eastern part of Ghana, precisely Akosombo and its environs, taking into consideration, the river.

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Dahlin Gage Part Ways With BAM.

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Reports reaching www.georgebritton.com indicates that, sensational afrobeat/highlife singer, Dahlin Nii Nortey Noi professionally known as, Dahlin Gage has terminated his contract with D-Black’s Black Avenue Muzik on mutual terms after working together for 2 and half years.

The ''Big Cassava'' crooner is said to have been the first to request a termination of contract with the talent management organisation, which was later confirmed to patrons via a social media post he made on his handle. Dahlin Gage signed to Black Avenue Muzik 2 years ago and has to his credit couple of hit songs accompanied with music videos. He has also graced several music events throughout the nation.

Even though their initial contract made room for an extension, both parties have agreed not to renew their production and business management agreement. This comes as an unfortunate news to the label as it recently parted ways with female rapper – Freda Rhymz.

However, Dahlin Gage appreciated the works and supports from the team at Black Avenue Muzik(BAM), urging fans to keep the support glowing as there are more good music set to unleash.

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