JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (www.goergebritton.com) – Directors and Board management of Afro-pop Malian music channel dedicated to airing Africa’s top music artists, Trace TV Africa, has officially announced their intentions of extending the TV channel’s coverage to suit the Ghanaian creative arts and entertainment ecosystem, effective from December 18, 2019.
This was announced during the Multichoice Media Showcase 2019 in Johannesburg on Thursday November 21, 2019. Speaking at the Media Showcase, head of content at Multichoice, Aletta Alberts revealed the dedicated block is part of efforts at bridging the gab between music lovers and satisfying the needs of the music consumer from the part of Africa. He revealed the name was not cast in stone and could be reviewed after inputs.
Earlier, Trace TV launched three African music channels on the 1st of September. The three Trace channels are Trace Africa, Trace Mziki, and Trace Naija. Viewers will be able to access the channels in Southern Africa, West Africa and East Africa. The channels will be carried out on the MultiChoice DStv platform. The content for each channel will be specifically curated for that channel’s region.
South Africans will be catered a combination of kwaito, afro-pop, house, rumba, ndombolo, and coupé-décalé. Viewers in East Africa will be etitled Trace Mziki. It will be a channel in both English and Swahili. Viewers will experience the tastes of Tanzanian and Ugandan genres such as bongo flava. While West African countries will be enjoying afro pop, hip life, and afro beats.
Trace TV is extending to include other regions in Africa and will showcase the vast and rich landscape of brilliant African music. This offers more African musicians an opportunity to put their quality sounds on a platform for all to share in. It also adds to the now ever growing infrastructure of the African music industry, by making visible those talented artists who would have otherwise been easily missed.
Trace Africa is an afro-pop malian music channel dedicated to airing Africa’s top music artists. Trace Africa, Africa’s number one music channel, is dedicated to playing and showcasing music of Africa’s top artists and genres including Afro-pop, Coupé Décalé, Kwaito House, Afro-trap, Makossa, N’dombolo through radio and live concert events.
Trace Africa is a smaller section of the larger Trace brand, a company dedicated to spreading music, news and culture throughout the African Diaspora. Trace Africa the radio show first premiered on DStv, in 2016 as a replacement to Trace Sports Stars through the whole continent and as of 2017 is also now on StarSat.
Since then, Trace Africa has greatly expanded with 10 radio shows featuring music from all corners of Africa. With the implementation of these new radio shows the youthful, innovative music channel, with the ability to offer powerful audiences in target populations, has recently been rated number one in French speaking Africa.
Trace Africa has traditionally found much of its success through music broadcasting, however it places to expand its reach into the field of sports with its launch of Trace Sports Channel. This channel aims to connect sports and entertainment by showing the private lives of sports stars. With this new development, Trace hopes to expand its reach globally so as to free itself from reliance on developed countries.
“DJs Are Guardian Angels, Don’t Disrespect Them. – Merqury Quaye To Musicians.
GREATER ACCRA, GHANA (www.georgebritton.com) - Astute Ghanaian media personality & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Merqury Republic; organizers of the annual Ghana DJ Awards, Merqury Quaye has urged recording and performing artistes to duly give respect to professionally trained persons who introduce or play existing recorded music for a live audience, especially on radio, tv or at a club; Disk Jockeys (DJs).
According to the founder of Ghana DJ Awards (a ceremony curated to celebrate and appreciate the talents of Disc Jockeys (DJs), as well as to foster the development of the Ghana music industry), Disc Jockeys, including Radio, Mobile and Club DJs are guardian angels who enormously and practically play a pivotal role to elevate musicians' craft.
In Facebook post sighted by www.goergebritton.com, the "Cruise Control" radio show host on Accra based Hitz 103.9 FM bemoaned, in perspective, expressed discontent or displeasure in musicians, precisely the Ghanaian performers who only generate humongous interest in their music streams, event bookings and organizations, neglecting the toils the DJs employ to make their respective fans love their craft.
The Joy Tv presenter, who doubles as a musician, revealed that, Ghanaian artistes need to understand they can’t look down on DJs, disrespect DJs, refuse to support DJs who repeatedly play back their songs to their audiences to fall in love with and expect the same DJs to passionately hype them, support them, and ultimately propel them to literally reach the diaspora.
Merqury Quaye also stated that, musicians should not be in exciting moods when the Disk Jockeys are pushng with their music career and making themselves unavailable when their presence is need, urging them to defy all odds as far as supporting the DJ is concerned. He explained that, in unity, they can conquer the world.
Doreen Avio Chalks “Best Female Television Personality” At NELAS Awards.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM/U.K. (www.georgebritton.com) - On-Air Journalist serving at Ghana's leading broadcast media house; Multimedia Group Limited (M.G.L.), Doreen Avio has been adjudged the "Best Female Television Personality" at the just ended 5th installment of the Nollywood Entertainment and Leadership Awards (NELAS AWARDS).
This year's edition was staged at Epping Forest Hotel, 30 Oak Hill, Woodford Green, London IG8 9NY, and the Ghanaian born Journalist added the prestigious trophy to her laurel of awards alongside privately owned radio station in Accra-Ghana, Adom FM. The station which is owned and run by the media group company Multimedia Group Limited won the Best Radio Station Category.
The awards ceremony is a platform dedicated to bring both celebrities and Leaders under one roof, as they cerebrate the achievements of well deserved Actors, Musicians, Leaders and individuals that stands out in the community. It also indulges in extensive research on an individual or group performances and recognises outstanding personalities and leaders who have made invaluable contributions in their various fields of human endeavours.
"NELAS founded five years ago, held its first edition on 9th, December 2017 at 02 Arena in London, UK with well over three hundred people in attendance", and it has become a rallying point for crème de la crème of the entertainment industry, Royal hierarchies, Sportsmen and women, successful business tycoons and members of the diplomatic corps. It has a high televisual potential which can be maximized to the benefit of the up and coming artisan, young leaders, sportsmen and women.
NELAS AWARDS core values is giving back to the community, by pioneering and championing the training project on renewable energy and solar panel since her inauguration in 2017. This project is serving as a gateway in enriching the youths with skills and development they need, giving them the skills to become employable, entrepreneur, not limited to; electrical, electronic engineer and much more resourceful to their communities at large.
Recipients of awards in previous years include Ghanaian dancehall artiste Jupitar, Nigerian artiste Flavour N'abania, Judith Jacob ( British actress from the BBC drama series Eastender).
Naa Ashorkor, Jay Foley To Host New Morning Show On Joy Prime.
“Prime Morning”, a new morning show soon to air on Joy Prime will star Ghanaian actress Naa Ashorkor alongside radio and television presenter Jay Foley as co-hosts.
For two hours every morning, Naa and Foley will take viewers through a series of motivational, dietary, lifestyle and health, sports, social, financial, traffic reports among other issues to get them ready for each day.
The show, which premieres on Friday the 6th of December 2019, falls in line with Joy Prime’s mission of providing 24 hours of non-stop, real entertainment in Ghana and Across Africa with programmes from the world’s best studios.
AE Media, producers of the show and partners of Multimedia Group on the project, say the show promises to be entertaining, modern, trustworthy and is created to present an unbiased view point for the average Ghanaian viewer.
Known by many for representing Ghana to cover the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, Jay Foley and his cohort Naa Ashorkor, two media giants in their own right will look to capture the attention of viewers and get them hooked on a channel that is fast becoming Ghana’s premier entertainment channel.
Prime Morning will premiere on Joy Prime on Friday the 6th of December and will air on Mondays to Fridays from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.
Berima SeanBills Encourages People Of Ashaiman As He Hosted Stonebwoy’s ATTWC.
Ghana’s finest Hype man Berima SeanBills (BSB) took center stage as the official MC for Stonebwoy’s annual Ashaiman To The World Concert (ATTWC).
Berima SeanBills who also hails from Ashaiman, took the opportunity to advise ‘his’ people to aim for greatness, as the municipality had produced stars such as Stonebwoy, actor Abraham Attah, footballer Thomas Partey, and many more prominent people.
ATTWC was reportedly attended by over 100,000 people with performances from Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Quamina MP and many more other great artistes.
Berima SeanBills is the host of MuseAfrica’s Muse Tops, which is the premium Ghana countdown show aired every Saturday at 8:00 pm on Kwese TV.
He is also a record label executive at Twist Entertainment Legacy and also doubles as the MC for Ghana’s best nightclub Twist Night Club.
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