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Songstress NanaYaa Set To Release ‘Manye 1’ Album – December 20



NanaYaa ‘My hunny’ hit maker is set to release her debut album titled: ‘Manye 1’ on December 20th.

The 13-track album features artistes such as Edem, Flowking Stone, Shaker, Zeal of VVIP and dancehall act Epixode. It also has productions from Wei ye Oteng, Genius Selection, Citruss Beatz, Apya on the beatz, Ivan on the beatz and KSJ (Kwame Everett).

Listening to the songs on the album, (Manye 1) it shows the versatility of the singer in a more exciting way you will really appreciate.

There is a song for every type of music lover on the ‘Manye 1’ album by NanaYaa.

In talking about the debut album, the vocalist queen, NanaYaa noted that this album started off as an EP, then later to a mixtape and then now an album.

NanaYaa explained the album title Manye 1 as, ‘call it a re-birth or re-introduction of myself’. The title was heavily inspired by the fans especially my new ones; they have received me so well such that now everywhere I go all I hear is ‘Manye 1’.

Also “Manye” means a queen and since everyone calls me the queen of vocals, why not affirm the validation my fans and the world has already bestowed on me by making it official.

With regards to the songs on the album, NanaYaa disclosed that all songs have a story and special vibe. “Let me say that all 13 songs on this album even though fits every genre and music lover, they are all commercially good songs” – She opined.

In clearing the air on a story circulating in the media as to why Kojo Antwi and her dad were not on the album, Nanayaa set the records straight by saying that hopefully in 2019 there will be an album that will feature a lot of the big boys from Kojo Antwi, my dad (Pat Thomas) down to every one that fits the Neo-Soul, Hi-life and afro-album but this one, ‘Manye 1’, my debut was put together strictly for the fans & for commercial purposes.

The album- “Manye 1” by NanaYaa will be available on all music outlets this Thursday – December 20th but fans can get a exclusive first time listening on and Boomplay.

You can pre-order the album here: for only GHS20.

Thank you all for your support thus far and we know you will do so by purchasing this album by NanaYaa.


OBRA (LIFE): A Review Of Samini’s Music Video.



Here we have 5 minutes of Ghanaian flavored reggae music that has many dynamic types of shading, and is sprinkled with sustained lines, weaving counter lines, and thick, resonant chords. The contrasts in mood are very well handled. It is a rousing number that exudes rhythmic intensity, and Ghanaian bravado. This exciting musical composition brings out a sense of adventure, and reggae lovers will enjoy the brisk tempo and fiery Ghanaian rhythms.

"Obra" - Life; is one of the top charting singles from Samini's Untamed album. It’s a very touchy record that does have a much deeper meaning or context. It is mainly championing the success of Samini, who has gone through so much and later losing wealth to a fraudster (Kwadzo Nkansah Liwin - Ghanaian comic actor).

"Obra yɛ ɔko oo e, I can’t believe sɛ aka me nko oo e, Aba no saa ara, Ama ma m'ayɛ wild! Me pɛ sɛ me kɔ kurom nso, Ɛnhyɛ me ho ooh e yeah! (Chorus). Where ma nigga dey bra bɛfa me, Na adwen-adwen bebirebe yi No be good for ma head o, Borga paa ara na ɛnɛ deɛ bɛhwɛ me, Me nya biribi a anoɔdene, Just to cool down my head o, Suro nnipa na gyae saman! Nnipa tirim yɛ sum toom Me ka m'gya nann, W'aka apepa n'ano wesee ahyɛda abisa sɛ hwan, Asɛ w'anka bi nso ɔno na ɔkaa deɛ edikan"

(Dominated by the Ghanaian Twi language and spiced up with Pidgin English, the verse's words are basically laid out. Life is war, if not lived well, you will be amazed to be left alone in the dilemma. Fear human and allow the spirit to rest). I tried decoding the lyrics.

The song sonically is amazing—it works perfectly with the voice of Legendary Samini. The beat doesn’t make the song, it doesn’t overpower his voice, it accentuates and enhances seamlessly while also being present and in your face. Samini pulled together some major actors (including known Kwadzo Nkansah Lil Win and Vivian Jill) into one epic video, directed by Yaw Skyface.

The video video to the song has older origins. The story line is one of the usual movie script's acted by persons who portray a character in a performance; actors. thus, someone (Samini)travels overseas to turn the hardships in his life into some good fortunes, sends the earnings to a friend (Lil Win) to make some properties for him, only to return to his homeland just to find out that his toil has been in vein.

Well, this not a bad video story line because, the lyrics of the song clearly tells how the visual components will end up. This video is actually one of a kind which vividly explain the audio side, basically, the lyrics. Thus, a patron can watch this master piece without the audio, or the sound to the video being muted, and yet getting the whole story line as if he or she (patron) was privy to the audio.

The five minute and fifteen seconds visual components has two bridges that is a contrasting section that prepares for the return of the original material section. or may be used more loosely in verse-chorus form. Its also allow the patrons or music fanatics to hear the words from the characters in video. Which sometimes I feel shouldn't be the case, because the audio has played that role.

You can't doubt Yaw Skyface's work. The directing was practically on point, I think the movie characters(Lil Win and Vivian Jill) in the video also contributed to a the smooth directing from the Yaw Skyface. Samini and the few passer by also performed to meet their task. The location was also point, with the weather condition (natural or artificial) adding more aesthetics to the body of work.

Waking up right from a rented compound house, Samini was looking so frustrated, holding and sipping a bottle of an alcoholic beverage with the objective of trying to calm his feeling or expressing of distress and annoyance resulting from an inability to change or achieve his set goals of making some properties in Ghana while living abroad, because Akwasi(Lil Win) who is responsible for making his dreams a reality used the monies to satisfy his personal needs.

He phoned his friend to accompany him to Akwasi's residence to confront him (Akwasi) and to request for the expenditure on how the monies was used. On reaching his residence, Akwasi flee the house as he sense an unquenching trouble from a distance. Samini also initiated a manhunt because there are questions that need answers. Akwasi was out of energy to continue the run. He was resting, and contemplating on where to escape to, all of a sudden he was caught by Samini, only to confess that, he misused the and didn't make any properties.

Overall, this is a strong production, and both characters and director deserve special praise. This dramatic piece creates an intense, rhythmic, driving, angular sound that is quite contemporary;. The rich and resonant brass and the crisp and exact percussion dominate the scene throughout, as the main theme is somewhat developed. This composition would make a good concert opener.

This music video is a message. It’s telling all people not to entrust their wealth in the hands of friends or family members, because you can be disappointed and frustrated.

Watch video below;

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Charisma Of Voice Factory Fame Releases First Single ‘Confession’.



Charisma Logo, a contestant of the Season 4 of Citi TV's music reality show, Voice Factory, has released his first single after partaking in the contest.

The song titled 'Confession' which was produced by Skillisbeatz has a video to go with. In the meantime, Charisma is seeking to be powered into Mr Eazi's emPawa project which lends support to up and coming artists.

Listen to the song, download and mention #emPawa30 and @Mr Eazi on his social media links below;

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GBTV: Eye Judah – Party For Two (Official Video)



Fast rising reggae dancehall artiste Eye Judah releases video for his classic tune dubbed Party For Two.

Produced by Sicnarf Pro, the song is off the singjay's debut album Genesis.
He is currently signed onto Freedom Cry Records. Video was directed by Bra Shizzle for Shizzle Studios.

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