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Video: ”Artistes Have Abandoned The Ghanaian Sound In Producing Music” – Trigmatic Expresses Grief.

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Awards winning Ghanaian born rapper, Enoch Yaw Oduro-Agyei, who performs as, Trigmatic has expressed grief at the high rate at which Ghanaian entertainment personalities have found pleasure in neglecting the indigenous Ghanaian style of producing music and it visual content, stating that, it does not elevate the culture of the people.

According to the ‘My Life’ hit maker, some artistes have carefully cultivate Soka sound from Trinidad, Fuji sound from Nigeria to aid in producing their audio and visual content, explaining that, it would have been great and appealing, should Ghanaian musicians employ the indigenous Ghanaian sound on to their master piece.

Trigmatic stated that, when Ghanaian entertainment personalities critically direct their gaze at legendary highlife musicians in Ghanaian, specifically Uncle Ebo Taylor and Ampfo Agyei’s you could deduce and feel an afrobeats which was fused in from Highlife music, Fuji music and a half of western beats.

The rapper unveiled that, Ghanaian are noted for the highlife genre of music which is has been purposefully arranged from various sounds in the Ghanaian setting. The rapper stated that, there is the Dagomba highlife, there is the Yaa Amponsah, there is the Gome, there is so much and the Current Ghanaian has the liability in hiring such sound in their music.

Speaking as a guest to DJ Andy Dosty on Hitz 103.9 Fm’s flagship entertainment show tagged ‘Daybreak Hitz’, the radio personality, stated a lashing of Ghanaian musicians have come into the company of tolerating and affirmatively considering the thread of using foreign sounds on to their music, unintentionally forgetting that, the foreign sound they employ in their tunes had their trace and origination from the Ghana.

Meanwhile, rapper Trigmatic revealed that, incorporating the indigenous Ghanaian sound on to his music has become a daily dose and norm of him, adding the much needed aesthetic to his songs, making his end product pleasing and harmonious to his target group and Ghanaians at large, stating that, he has turned down request of him towing the normal trend in producing music.

The ‘Sika Nti’ hit maker stated that, some artistes are towing the normal thread of producing music in Ghana, which makes their effort futile, explaining that the Ghanaians don’t practice music preservation, which results to the fading out of the indigenous sounds. According to him, some artistes are having a fruitful music career due to the sacrifices they indulged in creating unique sound.

By: Gerrard-Israel

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“Hungarian Gov’t Provides Grants For Creative Artists” – Sena Dagadu

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Ghanaian artiste based in Hungary, Sena Dagadu has said that unlike Ghana, the Hungarian government has set up a fund that supports its artists.

She made this revelation in an interview with AJ Sarpong on Citi TV’s ‘Hall of Fame.’

When asked how different the Hungarian music industry was from Ghana’s, she said the Hungarian government had instituted a special fund for people in the creative industry for different purposes.

“There is a system in Hungary where you can apply for government grants for different projects – be it a tour, be it an album, be it a joint project with different artistes or anything that is culture-related. It could be classical music, dance, theatre, and basically they have different things you can apply for during the year,” she revealed.

She also mentioned that the copyright system in Hungary is more functional that what obtains in Ghana.

“There is a strong copyright system whereby every radio or television play and commercial use of your music has monetary value to it so you actually have someone trying to protect your music and pay you for having it aired there. But for most of my musician friends I know that is hugely lacking,” she said.

Sena noted that even though most of the Ghanaian musicians do not get royalties as expected, she is aware measures are being put in place to make the situation better.

In Ghana, the government has announced plans to set up a creative arts fund for people on the creative sector.

The Creative Arts Bill, when passed, would make room for the initiation of the fund.

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo told Parliament during the third State of the Nation address that the passage of the Bill was in the offing.

“We have worked to finalise the Creative Arts Bill, leading to the setting up of the Creative Arts Fund. For the first time, in 2018, Government provided support to the Creative Arts Council, and the Creative Arts Masterclass, to build capacity of Creative Arts practitioners, has also commenced,” he noted.

This was one of the manifesto promises of the New Patriotic Party.

Sena Dagadu became popular on the Ghanaian music scene when she was featured on VVIP’s ‘Skolom.’

Some of her musical works are ‘Extra Large,’ ‘Yo Chale,’ ‘Pass it On,’ ‘Pressure,’ and ‘You No Ready.’

Source: Citi Fm

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New Music: Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man – Shuga (Prod. By Street Beatz)

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Celebrated Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall and AfroPop Act, Stonebwoy teams up with The King Of Dancehall, Award Winning Jamaican Dancehall Act, Beenie Man on an afrobeats jam titled “SHUGA”.

SHUGA originally programmed by versatile Ghanaian Producer, Street Beatz adds to Stonebwoy’s catalogue as a possible hit.

Kindly Stream & Purchase #SHUGA by Stonebwoy featuring Beenie Man, with Production Credits to Street Beatz.

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Beyoncé Officially Launches The #BeforeILetGoChallenge On Instagram.

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Move over Drake's "In My Feelings" – there's a new social media challenge taking over the internet.

Beyoncé officially launched the #BeforeILetGoChallenge on her Instagram Story Monday night, just days after her documentary "Homecoming" was released on Netflix.

The trailblazing singer dropped a surprise live album of her legendary 2018 Coachella performance along with the documentary, which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart this week.

The album features the bonus track "Before I Let Go," a cover of Frankie Beverly & Maze's black cultural anthem, which has sparked a viral dance challenge.

Queen Bey promoted the hashtag with a bee and heart eye emoji on her Instagram Story, a rarity for the singer, who has only used the IG function a few times.

She shared dozens of video submissions from dancing fans who flawlessly stepped to "Swag the right/ surf the left/ Work the middle 'til it hurt a little."

"Y’all!!!!!!!!!!!!! @beyonce just posted my #beforeiletgochallenge to her Instagram!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry I’m dying…. brb," user @Kiara_Imani tweeted Monday.

"YES that’s @phylicia_jas on @Beyonce’s… IG story! this is iconic. monumental. certainly not a drill," user @Omarblvnco tweeted.

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DJ Cuppy Enlists Kwesi Arthur, Ceeza Milli And Shaydee On New Joint Abena — WATCH

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Cuppy is back again…


International DJ and Producer Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola popularly known as Cuppy, is back with a new single release titled ‘Abena’, her first release this year. Following on from her classic Afrobeats hit ‘Green Light’, Cuppy continues her musical exploration this time teaming up with 3 talented West African artists; Kwesi Arthur, Shaydee & Ceeza Milli.

This silky afro-love jam will no doubt be a hit in the clubs, DJ sets, and a favourite from Cuppy fans!


Unquestionably a leading female DJ in Africa, Cuppy is becoming a major player across the music field, having successfully gained a lot of recognition both in Nigeria and Internationally.

This new release proves Cuppy’s further solidified position in the music industry as she continues to show us that there are many layers to her craft while stepping even further into the world of vocalist, songwriter, and producer.


Upon hearing ‘Abena’ its contagious sound is certainly captivating! Cuppy has certainly left us
wanting more…

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Abena Audio Link: http://djcuppy.com/abena/

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