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Stonebwoy Leads 2018 Most Listened To Artiste Chart.

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According to a statistic from Africa’s biggest digital music service, Boomplay, Ghanaian born Afro-fusion, Reggae/Dancehall icon, Livingstone Etse Satekla, who performs as Stonebwoy, leads the celebration, as he’s being rated 1st out the Top 10 most listened to artiste on the continent in 2018.

In 2019, the music stream portal, Boomplay unleashed a catalog which demonstrates the music listening habit in Ghana. The statistic reveals that, music fanatics have over a billion times engaged in streaming under the year of review.

Boomplay is currently the number 1 and fastest growing music community, lifestyle and entertainment mobile application with a focus on music that aims to build the largest and most sustainable digital music platform in pan-Africa and African diaspora markets.

The online music portal which is currently available for Web and Android use, as of August 3, 2018, recorded an estimated 10 million installations off the Google Play App store and currently has 32 million users, massing up a total of 119 thousand music lovers Generated playlists.

CEO of Burniton Music Group and Bhimnation President, Stonebwoy, was peaked first as the most streamed and listened to artiste of the year by number of plays on the boomplay music service.

Epistles of Mama album which was released in December, 2017 also comfortably leads the most streamed and listened to album of the year chart and also maintained the top spot as the most trending artiste on the service.

King Promises mega-hit CCTV sits as the most streamed song of the year. The artiste also sits as 3rd on the list of Top Artiste of the year after Shatta Wale who takes the second position on the list.

“You are Great” by Steve Crown sits undefeated as the top most trending song of the year, followed by “Angela” by Kuami Eugene and “Mani Me” by Stonebwoy.

A closer look at the statistics also reveals interesting insights on Ghana’s favorite genres as Afropop and Afro-fusion remained number one most listened to genre. Christian and Gospel music comes in at 3rd followed by Hip Hop and Rap.

By: Gerrard-Israel
Additional Data: Boomplay

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Okyeame Kwame’s 10th Marriage Anniversary

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Okyeame Kwame and nicknamed Rap Doctor, took to Instagram to wish his wife a happy Anniversary.

The two, Annica Nsiah-Apau and Kwame Nsiah-Apau have been together for 14 years. They met in the year 2005 but tied the knot in 2009. Blessed with two kids, Sante and Antwiwaa Nsiah-Apau.

Okyeame took to Instagram to wish his wife in style by releasing a couple of new photos of themselves and the kids.

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E.L To Perform At 2019 SXSW Music Festival

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Ghanaian rapper, singer and record producer, E.L has been listed among the artists to be performing at the 2019 SXSW Music Festival, which is slated for March 11-17, 2019. The announcement was made known in November of 2018.

Aside the 2016 ”VGMA Artist of the Year” performing, he was the ONLY Ghanaian Afrobeat artist to be featured on SXSW FM 2019 Spotlight with his song ‘Overdose’. Other artists who were featured include: Adekunle Gold (Nigeria), King Kanja (Kenya), Urban Hype (Zambia), Anatii (South Africa), Stanley Enow (Cameroon) amongst others.

”I think it’s a great opportunity for me to showcase my new music on a world stage. First of all, it’s amazing that, the stage has been set because it’s been a lot of back and forth to establish a platform where Africans can come and do their thing. This is a full set and it’s actually a very big step in our conquest of the world. Also, Afrobeat is taking over slowly in musical circles and our place to show/let the world hear what we have to offer, so I’m excited and we are definitely planning on releasing my new album this year. And I think the platform by SXSW will be a good launching spot to begin that journey”, expresses E.L

E.L will be joined by his Ghanaian counterparts, Samini, Efya, YFM’s DJ Kess and Jojo Abot at the festival which will take plance in Austin, Texas. Other African artists booked to perform at the festival includes Simi, Adekunle Gold, Mayorkun, Vector, Falz, Mr Eazi, Seyi Shay, Yemi Alade, Cassper Nyovest, Victoria Kimani, Khaligraph and Anatii.

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. Each year, the SXSW Music Festival brings together the global music industry alongside film and technology professionals to make personal and business connections as well as discover the next generation of talent. Not limited in genre or regional focus, fans, fellow musicians, industry professionals, and creatives from every discipline can enjoy a variety of musical styles at SXSW.

Listen to SXSW FM 2019 Afrobeat Spotlight here:

Showcases are curated by SXSW in collaboration with record labels, booking agencies, management and PR firms, export offices, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands, festivals and more. Performances take place in bars, clubs, parks, churches and hotels around downtown Austin.

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GBTV: Watch E.L’s ‘Collect’ Music Video Featuring Kwesi Arthur.

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E.L did something different with the visuals for ‘Collect’, the single he released in December, 2018. The video marries a good storyline (even if you find it corny) and drama to provoke excitement as you watched. The video mirrors the overall lyrics of the song: a man ready to spend on a lady without care.

A lady steps into a bank- ”Collect Bank” to transact business, only to be met with glances from male customers. Finally, she’s approached by a guy who’s ready to encourage her ‘collecting’ game. The banking hall is soon turned into a playground.

The resplendence in their fashion is great, likewise the injection of Ga and adowa dancers which brought to the fore the exciting dance culture we have.

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“Support Okyeame Kwame’s ‘Made In Ghana’ Project” – Sarkodie To The Government.

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After lauding the Creative Arts and Tourism under the able management of the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Catherine Afeku for elevating the face of Ghana’s culture, Ghanaian born rapper Micheal Owusu Addo, who performs as Sarkodie, has urged the government to invest into video directors, and photographers to take quality photos to draw in investors.

According to the multiple awards winning rapper, Ghana is blessed with lots of content, good culture, good tourism centres, good environment undiluted talents which needs to be documented to be sold to the world to attract both investors and tourists.

The rapper indicated that, people extend their tour to Dubai, South Africa, just because of the quality photos and video they see on the internet, adding that, Rwanda keeps publishing high quality photos of Kigali which has increased per capital income.

In a tweet, the Black Entertainment Tv (BET) award winner revealed that, elite countries such as United States of America(USA), China, United Kingdom(UK), Russia, wasn’t sold to the masses through books but through their well invested creative arts industry, thus, movies and music which has attracted investors psychologically.

The two times Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Artiste of the year, Sarkodie noted that, countries that invests their quota and take their entertainment industry serious, gets the worldwide attention and recognition and that attracts a lot of businesses.

However, the ‘Can’t Let You Go’ hit maker urge African artists including himself to allocate greater amount of their talent to show their beautiful continent to the world, adding that, the is world is ruled by art.

Meanwhile, Rapper Sarkodie has tasked the government to support and fund highlife artiste, Okyeame Kwame’s new project tagged “Made In Ghana”, which is geared towards inculcating a sense of national pride, foster music tourism and expose indigenous music fusion to it diaspora.

Okyeame Kwame is set to release his album titled ‘Made in Ghana’, which he has dedicated to promote products that are originally made in Ghana both on social media and his music activities.

The album has 10 songs, each of which mirrors the culture of the region it represents. It features 10 different artistes from the 10 regions.

By: Gerrard-Israel

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