December in Ghana sees an occurrence of activities that cloud the calenders of festive merry makers from all over the world with concerts, private events and even unplanned raves.
This year, The Bacon Group adds up to the festive experience with the official Christmas party starter – The 4TC Urban Music and Culture Festival. The three day event is anticipated to be the biggest festival in Africa yet for urban culture from 21st – 23rd December 2018 at the Sogakope Beach Resort.
The Launch party which was held at Urban Grill on Wednesday 5th December, saw an attendance of music professionals and acknowledged contributors to the music and entertainment industry with exclusive coverage by MTV Base Africa.
Guests were catered for by the Yolo Group and entertained by musical talents like Kobla Junior, Yung Pabi, Phabrik and many more.
The 4TC team detailed to press at the launch that, the festival is aimed at celebrating the cultural creative revolution across Africa and in the diaspora with focuses on all aspects of urban lifestyle including music, film, art and fashion. They further stressed that not only does the the festival aim to give a platform for African talents to be recognized on a global scale but also help build their acts and knowledge in the business of music production.
The 3-day event will kick off with a masterclass and workshop for artists and professionals with the sole purpose of educating on how to build and monetize a career in music. Day two and three will host a number of activities including games, movies, sightseeing, shopping arena and concerts hosted by some of the best Dj’s on the nightlife scene.
The maiden edition of the festival is designed to be an experiential affair with a curation of elements that focuses on the main features of the event, namely; Music, Movies, Tech, Fashion, Arts and Food.
The venue, Sogakope Beach Resort is nicknamed the pride of Sogakope for its serene and beautiful setting. Located in the Volta Region just two hours’ drive from Accra, it boasts of a tranquil garden, a relaxing atmosphere and an events grounds that welcomes the Volta River on its doorsteps. The venue also has comfy and exquisite single bedroom chalets and executive suites with a fusion of cultural and modern décor and private Jacuzzis. Room bookings and reservations for the period are open and can be accessed on the festivals website at www.4tcafrica.com.
The maiden edition of 4TC Urban music cultural festival promises to be the beginning of an amazing urban music and culture experience and is expected to bring together creatives from all areas under one space to share, educate and build relationships that takes Africa to the world by bringing the world to Africa. With Music, Love and Unity as its flag bearers. The event partners with Universal Music, HACSA, MTV Base, Dropyn Transport Services, Fear No Man Clothing, Wave Africa, Background Media and is an experience that cant be missed as this kicks off the revolution.
Below is the event in pictures.
Rocky Dawuni Holds “Beats Of Zion” Concert On March 23 At +233 Jazz Bar & Grill.
Rocky Dawuni, Ghana’s 1st Grammy Nominee who’s released his 7th studio album “Beats Of Zion” will be hosting an intimate concert for the album this coming weekend at the popular +233 Jazz Bar & Grill.
For a long time, the Living Legend (Rocky Dawuni) hasn’t played a show in Ghana. This intimate album Concert is one that you don’t want to miss for anything. Some surprises are up for the night but Rocky Dawuni would keep that information off the press until audience comes to feel the unforgettable experience.
Tickets are going for only GHC 60 flat rate and gate opens at 7:00pm. Tickets will be on sale at the gate. But for special reservations, fans can book ahead of time via Local Management (Africa 1 Media) contact 0243161294 (Sena Dzansi) or 0266633090 (Elorm Beenie).
“Beats Of Zion” Album was released on March 8, 2019 on digital platforms worldwide. It is also available on Ghanaian local music stores, Aftown and Play Africa.
Rocky Dawuni recently signed on to Africa 1 Media. Africa 1 Media is a Ghanaian-based Company that provides business advisory and talent management services to the creative arts sector. Africa 1 Media's clientele includes Samini, Sarkodie, Reggie Rockstone, just to name a few.
Buy & Stream "Beats of Zion" Album here on all global stores: https://rockydawuni.lnk.to/beatsalbum
In Ghana and Africa, you can also Buy & Stream “Beats Of Zion” on Play Africa and Aftown. The album featured Stonebwoy, Wiyaala, Sarkodie (all 3 from Ghana) and Alika from Argentina.
Watch Wickedest Sound official video by Rocky Dawui ft. Stonebwoy here on Youtube, directed by Slingshot HD:
Publicist - Africa 1 Media/Rocky Dawuni
Capasta ‘Shuts Down’ Bond’s Square At “Gucci Ferrari” Premiere
Ambandi Music signee, Capasta has officially premiered both audio and video of his much publicized hit song christened “Gucci Ferrari” to his theming fans over the weekend at the Bond’s Square at Adenta, a suburb of Accra.
The event was characterized by fun packed entertainment with back-to-back performances of hit songs by Tama based rapper D-Cryme, Shaker, Gemini, reggae/dancehall mogul Episode, NT4, Tijani Pepe among others.
The hundreds of patrons who thronged the rooftop of the entertainment center were also thrilled by some budding upcoming musicians with their spectacular artistic performances.
However, the “Telemo” star and “Badabaaya” hitmaker shutdown the building when he took his turn to perform some of his popular songs.
An elated artist manager and president of Ghana Hausa Music, Bala Maikankan showed some GHS50 notes on the Hausa music icon and later purchased the video at a sum of one thousand Ghana cedis [GHS1,000.00].
The song, “Gucci Ferrari” is a romantic love tune sang in Hausa with a blend of English elements.
The song was produced by Eddie K and the well directed video by Kofi Awuah II.
Watch Video Below:
Davido, Nasty C, VanJess, Vanessa Mdee, Sauti Sol & More To Preform At Essence Fest 2019
The Essence Fest line up has just been announced, and it features some of our favorite artists from the continent.
The annual summer festival takes place on 4th of July weekend in New Orleans, and is one of the largest black festivals in the nation. This festival will celebrate its 25th year in 2019, with 25 experiences throughout the weekend.
Nigerian megastar Davido, who recently set a major record for Nigerian pop with his hit single "Fall" is set to perform during this year's festival. Sibling R&B; duo VanJess will also be performing.
Representing for Tanzania is Vanessa Mdee. Kenyan pop group Sauti Sol are also slated for a performance at this year's festival. Representing for South Africa are Nasty C, Amanda Black and actress Celeste Ntuli.
Headlining the festival is none other than Missy Elliott, who will be joined by R&B; legend Mary J. Blige. The lineup also includes Nas, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Anthony Hamilton, H.E.R. and many more. This year's festival will honor soul legend Franky Beverly.
Essence Fest takes place at the New Orleans Superdome from July 4-7. Check out the full line-up below.
Lamisi Takes Patrons To “The Brighter Side” With Album Launch; Samini, Rex Omar, Nana Asaase All Showed Love.
Alliance Francaise on Saturday saw “the brighter side” of music composition and a world class energetic performance coupled with beautiful event goers full of life who turn out on the night to support the offing’s sensation – Lamisi as she launched her debut album christened “The Brighter Side”.
The album which was inspired by everything love could give and offer was not just launched on the night, but was laced up with a top notch live performance that redefined music for lovers and brought hope and smiles to the faces of all who felt real music has taken a plunge.
On the night all the songs on her Debut album “The Brighter Side” was performed for the amusement of the crowd who could not help but to do some beat timing. My lips simmer with praise as I watched the well dressed, mannered and crafted female musician who knows the balance between being sexy, but not showing skin perform with support from Patch Bay Band – I may not understand most of the words she sang but my heart melded with her music. Live music and good music know no language barrier.
The avuncular event ambiance was graced with the presence of Mr. Rex Omar, the President of GHAMRO who bought the first copy of the album, Kiki Banson, Highlifer Ben Brako among others were there to support the budding songstress. The “In Heaven There’s No Bear” crooner Atongo, world renowned award winning singer Samini and Nana Asaase a prolific poet all took their turn to bless us on the night with performances.
Congratulations to the new entrant, Lamisi who is known in real life as Regina Lamisi Awiniman Anabilla Akuku on the successful launch of her debut album and concert. We wish her all the best in her musical journey. Below are pictures from the event.
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