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Yemi Alade Submits “Woman Of Steel” Album For Grammy Cogitation.

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Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter , Yemi Alade, christened, Yemi Eberechi Alade has submitted her latest professional collection of audio recordings; album titled “Woman of Steel” for consideration in the “Best World Music Album” category of the forthcoming 62nd edition of prestigious Grammy awards.

The singer, who recently dropped her anticipated album ‘Woman of Steel,’ in an Instagram post stated that, the “Woman Of Steel” album has been an incredible project, hence the need to submit it to the recording academy for cogitation or rumination.

Alade named her album Woman of Steel, to reflect the tough veneer that she, and most women, are often required to wear in order to command the same level of respect as the guys. Though she’s often expressed her power by referring to herself as “King” and “Oga,” she’s quick to assert that exuding female strength is not simply about channeling typical male machismo.

Woman of Steel is all about drawing the inner strength that you have in you and being the superhero that you’ve always needed. And part of being as hard as actual iron, is breaking free from the confines of having to be exceptionally “tough” all the time and feeling free to tap into womanly instincts. It’s about finding power in various expressions of womanhood: hard, soft, or otherwise.

The album also represents a newfound freedom for the artist—an unburdening of having to hold her tongue. This sees her tackling various subjects in imaginative ways. It does not only represents a thematic shift for the artiste, but a personal one too. She’s headed in bolder direction, she says and those who oppose will easily get left behind.

She’s one of the leaders of a Nigerian music scene that’s quickly breaking new ground. The Nigerian industry is literally on steroids, and it’s changing in forms and dynamics that you need to sleep with your eyes open so you can catch the next wave.

Listen to “Woman Of Steel” album below;

A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The trophy depicts a gilded gramophone.

The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually (between the American Music Awards in the Fall, and the Billboard Music Awards in the Summer).

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HEADIES AWARDS’19: King Promise Wins “African Artiste Recognition” Category.

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Gregory Bortey Newman, sensational Ghanaian highlife and afrobeats singer-songwriter who goes by the stage name King Promise, has debuted as the only Ghanaian act to win a plaque at the 2019 edition of Headies music awards show in Nigeria.

The “As Promised” crooner’s won in the African Artiste Recognition category – a non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the Nigerian music scene in the year under review.

The event was cheduled to hold on October 19th, 2019. King Promise competed against noticeable entertainment, creative arts performers across the continent, including Master KG – Skeleton Moves(South Africa), Afro B – Drogba (Joanna)(Ivory Coast), Sauti Sol – Melanin (Kenya), and DJ Maphoriza – iWalk Ye Phara (South Africa)

Running for over a decade, the 13th Headies award will feature 23 unique categories in recognition of Africa’s finest artistes, including; Best Recording of the Year; Best Pop Single; Producer of The Year; Best Rap Album; Best R&B/ Pop Album; Best Collabo; Best Rap Single; Best Vocal Performance (Male); Best Vocal Performance (Female); Next Rated; Hip Hop World Revelation; and Lyricist on The Roll.

Others are the Best Street-Hop Artiste; Album of The Year; Artiste of The Year; Song of The Year; African Artiste Recognition; Headies’ Viewer’s Choice; Industry Brand Supporter; Best Performer; Songwriter of The Year; Rookie of The Year; Special Recognition; Hall of Fame.

When nominations were opened, 29 categories were announced. But with the announcement of nominees, only 23 categories made the cut. Categories like Best Reggae/Dancehall, Best Alternative Album, Best R&B Single, Best Songwriter and two others were cut.

The Headies is a music awards show established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. The annual ceremony features performances by established and promising artists. It is broadcast live on HipTV to television viewers across Nigeria. The annual ceremony features performances by established and promising artists. It is broadcast live on HipTV to television viewers across Nigeria.

List of winners below;

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. - A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.

Crayon

Buju

Barry Jhay (WINNER)

Oxlade

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’

Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’

Nonso Bassey – ‘411’

Funbi – ‘Serenade’

Wurld - ‘Wishes & Butterfly’ (WINNER)

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE. - A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

Erigga – ‘Motivation’

Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’ (WINNER)

Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’

Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’

Lyta – ‘Time’

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR. - A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artiste or group in the year under review.

Adekunle Gold – Ire

Patoranking - Heal D World

Brymo - Olanrewaju

Teni - Uyo Meyo (WINNER)

Burna Boy - Ye

BEST RAP SINGLE. - A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.

‘Talk’ - Falz (WINNER)

‘We Don't Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce

‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss featuring Olamide

‘Sacrifice’ - Payper Corleone featuring Alpha Ojini

‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG. - A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

‘Cash’ – Lady Donli

‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems

‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille (WINNER)

‘Heya’ – Brymo

‘Ire’ - Adekunle Gold

BEST RAP ALBUM. - A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.

‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz (WINNER)

‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

‘A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga

‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ - Show Dem Camp

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL. - A non-voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

YCEE – ‘Balance’

Boogey – ‘Implode’

Paybac – ‘Implode’

Ghost – ‘Crown’

Tec – ‘Crown’

AQ – ‘Crown’ (WINNER)

BEST COLLABO. - A voting category for the best r&b, pop or hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

‘Like’ - Reekado Banks featuring Tiwa Savage, Fiokee

‘One Ticket’ - Kiss Daniel featuring Davido

‘Fake Love’ – Starboy featuring Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

‘Killin’ Dem' - Burna Boy featuring Zlatan (WINNER)

‘Amaka’ – 2baba featuring Peruzzi

BEST PERFORMER. - A non-voting category for the artistes whose stagecraft, showmanship and performance routines are exceptionally conceptualized and executed in the year under review with consideration of live performances.

Falz

Tiwa Savage

Brymo

Yemi Alade (WINNER)

Adekunle Gold

BEST R&B SINGLE. - A category for the best r&b single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE

‘Serenade’ - Funbi

‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni

‘Wishes and Butterflies’ - Wurld

‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay featuring Runtown (WINNER)

BEST POP SINGLE. - A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group).

‘Ye’ - Burna Boy

‘We Gain’ - Victor AD

‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

‘Case’ - Teni (WINNER)

‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

‘Baby’ - Joeboy

BEST R&B / POP ALBUM. - A category for the best r&b/pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

rare. – Odunsi (The Engine)

Outside – Burna Boy

No Bad Songz – Kizz Daniel

Mayor of Lagos – Mayorkun (WINNER)

About 30 - Adekunle Gold

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE. - A voting category to award the fan’s favorite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

Mr Eazi

Burna Boy

Teni (WINNER)

Fireboy DML

Rema

Joe Boy

Wizkid

Davido

BEST MUSIC VIDEO. - A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters (WINNER)

‘Available’ (Patoranking) - Clarence Peters

‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) - Aje Films

‘Talk’ (Falz) - Prodigeezy

‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) - 88 Factor

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION. - A voting category for the best new artiste with a debut album adjudged to be outstanding in terms of artistic quality and impact within the year under review.

Odunsi

Mayorkun (WINNER)

Wurld

Humblesmith

ALBUM OF THE YEAR. - A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (songwriting, production, rendition and impact).

About 30 - Adekunle Gold

Outside – Burna Boy

Moral Instruction – Falz (WINNER)

No Bad Songz – Kizz Daniel

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR. - An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

Phantom - ‘Ye’ b Burna Boy

Ozedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by Rema

Spellz – ‘Askamaya’ by Teni

Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy featuring Duncan Mighty and Wizkid (WINNER)

Kel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy featuring Zlatan

NEXT RATED. - This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.

Rema (WINNER)

Joeboy

Fireboy DML

Victor AD

Lyta

Zlatan

SONG OF THE YEAR. - A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

‘Ye’ - Burna Boy (WINNER)

‘Dumebi’ - Rema

‘Wetin We Gain’ - Victor AD

‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

‘Case’ - Teni

‘Leg work’ - Zlatan

‘Baby’ – Joeboy

‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR. - Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste in the year under review.

Burna Boy (WINNER)

Wizkid

Davido

Tiwa Savage

Falz

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE) - A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

GoodGirl LA - ‘Bless me’

Waje – ‘Udue’

Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’ (WINNER)

Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’

Falana – ‘Repeat’

AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION. - A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the Nigerian music scene in the year under review.

Master KG - Skeleton Moves (SOUTH AFRICA)

Afro B - Drogba (Joanna) (IVORY COAST)

Sauti Sol – Melanin (KENYA)

King Promise – CCTV (GHANA) (WINNER)

DJ Maphoriza - iWalk Ye Phara (SOUTH AFRICA)

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Actor Umar Krupp nominated for NELAS Awards 2019.

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Ghanaian Actor / Movie Producer Umar Krupp has been nominated as best African producer for Nollywood Entertainment and Leadership Awards (NELAS) 2019 in London, United Kingdom (UK).

The youngest movie legend was nominated for producing the movie titled ‘Accra hustlers’.

The nomination which was released early October Saw some media personalities and movie producers like Eddie Nartey, Judith Audu, Kwame Damptey, and others competing with Umar Krupp.

Umar Krupp is one of the best actors in Ghana, very talented in acting, starring and producing great movies like John 3:16, Babani, 18 and more.

The Actor who is hoping to win his category in (NELAS) has gained so many nominations both local and international awards for his unique style of acting and productivity in the movie industry.

NELAS promotes, recognizes and rewards individuals and groups who are working hard in the movie industry in the United Kingdom.

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4Syte Tv, MTN Launches The 10th Installment Of MVAS.

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Celebrating a decade since its inception, South African multinational mobile telecommunications company MTN Group Limited, formerly M-Cell, in collaboration with Ghana's number one urban entertainment and music video channel, 4syte TV has launched the 2019 edition of certified music video recognition scheme, MTN 4Syte Tv Music Video Awards (MVAS)

The event is slated for November 2019 and will be hosted at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra. The launch was held at the MTN Headoffice, Ridge, Accra. 4syte TV over the years since the installment of the award scheme has encouraged more artistes to invest heavily in the production of their music videos. This has resulted in the delivery of excellent videos by some of these artistes and has as such raised the bar in the scope of music videos in the country. The awards event is to reward creativity in the production of music videos released between 2018 and 2019.

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The categories of Music videos to be awarded are the following: Best Gospel Music, Best Special Effect, Best Edited Video, Best Video Storyline, Best Photography, Best Reggae/Dancehall Video, Best Choreography Video and Best Discovery Video. The rest of the categories for the video awards are Best Male, Best Female, Best Group, Best African Act Video, Hi-Life, Best HipLife, Best Collaboration and Best HipHop Videos. There will also be awards for Best Directed Video, Most Popular Video and the Overall Best Video. An Achievement Award will also be given.

As part of the 10th-anniversary, a new plaque has been unveiled to climax the celebration of the MTN 4Syte music video awards, and also, special awards categories have been introduced which are the ‘New Lords’ and ‘Big Chune’. In the New Lords Category, the most active record labels shall nominate a new act each from their camp. The labels are, Highly Spiritual, Lynx Entertainment, Rufftown Records, Legacy Life Entertainment, Bhim Nation, and BAM. Shortlisting voting will be conducted on the social media pages of 4syte TV and MTN to select the final four. These final four will be entered into a twitter and Facebook poll a week before the main awards to select a winner.

The Big Chune Category, will be awarded to the biggest Ghanaian song of the year in terms of radio airplay, online streams and plays, and general buzz overall. Two online music data platforms (Kwesema and Ghud Music) with five all-time best radio DJ’s will be tasked to submit their choices to this category. Five finalists will be put up for voting. Fans have 100% control over who wins in this category.

Speaking at the launch, Chief Executive Office (C.E.O.) of 4Syte Tv, Mr. Ignace Hego, indicated that the 10th anniversary of MTN 4syte Music Video Awards will celebrate excellence in the production of music videos and raise the standards of music video production in Ghana, and commenting on the launch of this year’s awards, the Chief Marketing Officer for MTN Mr. Noel Kojo- Ganson expressed his excitement about the fact that MTN as an enabler of opportunities is once again paving the way for unique talents in the entertainment industry to be celebrated through the MTN4SYTE Music video awards.

MTN has demonstrated its commitment to supporting the creative arts industry in various ways including sponsorship of the Ghana Music Awards for 10 years, MTN Stars of the Future, MTN Music festival, MTN Hitmaker, MTN Ghana stands in Worship Concerts, 4syte Music Video Awards and a host of others.

Prior to launch of the music awards, 4syte TV opened nominations for entries into the 10th edition of the MTN 4syte TV Music Video Awards, between Friday 13th September 2019 to Saturday 28th September 2019. Submission of entries were done on 4syte TV’s instagram page by reposting the short video calling for nominations. In the caption, the artiste under listed the music video they were submitting and provide the Artiste Name, the Song Title; Video Director and the date the video was released.

The artiste then tag @mtnghana and @4syteTv. After the submission of entire, an automatic congratulatory message confirming receipt of the submission would be sent to the artiste after the post and the video entered into the submission list.

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“I Won Experience At The RTPs. – Cookie Tee

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Radio Personality and Celebrated host of GHOne TV’s relationship talkshow, Tales from the Powder Room, Cookie Tee has acknowledged the significance of the RTP Awards stage after her successive commandeering of the ninth edition on Saturday.

Cookie Tee who was also a nominee on the night did not pick her category. However, she shared insight of her broader focus of being part of the scheme.

She also acknowledged that it’s been a year and she has been able to achieve this recognition. Not winning will not stop her from working hard in everything she does.

“We didn’t win this time, but what I actually won on that stage hosting for the second time is waaaaaay more priceless than any award! I WON EXPERIENCE and that to me is EVERYTHING as I journey on in this Media Space.” — Cookie wrote on her Instagram page.

She also pointed out the fact that the voting procedure was “complicated” and perhaps that may also resulted in her loss.

“THANK YOU to ALL who took time to vote for me considering how “COMPLICATED” it was to go through the voting process.

To you all Genuine fans and loved ones who keep on looking out for me and cheering me on, I say GOD BLESS YOU!! —WE KEEP MOVING” — She added

The prestigious Radio and Television Personality awards Ghana is a scheme that celebrates the achievements of media personalities across the country. The ninth edition came off on Saturday October 12 at the Accra International Conference Centre amidst the splendour and glitz from the red carpet.

Shirley Tibilla was host for the second time; aided by actor James Gardener. James Gardener’s skill and experience on the stage provided the perfect link for both hosts to flow with the audience who were mainly top industry people as well as heads of businesses and politicians.

See full list of winners below:
RTP Award Winners (2018/19):
Best Radio Personality (Bring Ahafo Region) – Kwabena Mustapha (Kiss Fm)
Best Radio Personality (Central Region) – The Candy Man (Darling Fm)
Best Radio Personality (Eastern Region) -Nana Kwesi Baah (Good Life Fm)
Best Radio Personality (Volta Region) – Mary Bedzo (Kekeli Fm)
Best Radio Personality ( Western Region) – Nana Yaw G. (Good News Fm).
Best Radio Personality (Northern Region) – Naakaa Waris
Best Radio Personality (Ashanti Region) – Kwame Tanko ( Angel Fm)
Best Radio Personality (Greater – Accra Region) – Francis Abban (Star fm)
Radio Dj of the Year – Mr Castro (Ultimate Fm)
Radio Gospel Show Host of the Year – Johnson Aduboahen (Angel Fm)
Radio Reggae Show Host of the Year – Blake Kobby (3fm)
Radio Development Show Host – Nana Yaa Konadu (Peace Fm)
Radio Newscaster of the Year English Language – A. Lawson (Star Fm)
Radio Newscaster of the Year local Language – Akosua Aboagye (Peace Fm)
Radio Female Presenter of the Year – A. Lawson (Star Fm)
Radio Sports Programme of the Year – Angel Sports
Radio Sports Show Host of the Year – Dan K. Yeboah (Peace Fm)
TV Development Show Host of the Year – Nana Aba Anamoah
(State of Affairs)
TV Entertainment Programme Host of the Year – Nana MacBrown (MacBrown’s Kitchen)
TV Male Entertainment Show Host of the Year – Abeiku Santana
TV Female Entertainment Show Host of the Year – Akua A. (Angel Tv)
TV Sports Programme of the Year – Sports Station (TV3)
TV Sports Show Host of the Year – Patrick Osei Agyemang
TV Local Series of the Year – Boys Abr3 (UTV)
TV Reality Show of the Year – Ghana’s Most Beautiful (Tv3)
TV Discovery of the Year – Aisha Yakubu (Tv3)
Digital TV Channel of the Year – Angel TV
RTP Honorary Personality Awards – Alhaji Seidu Abongo (C. E. O. of Pluzz Fm), Dennis Kojo Anderson (Praise Tv) And Prof. Dr. Kwame Kyei.
TV News Programme of the Year – News 360 (Tv3)
TV Male Newscaster of the Year – Alfred Ocansey (Tv3)
TV Female Newscaster of the Year – Serwaa Amihere (Gh One Tv)
Radio Entertainment Talk Show Host of the Year –
Radio News Programme of the Year – Accra ‘Kasiebo’ (Accra Fm)
Radio Morning Programme of the Year – Morning Star (Starr Fm)
Radio Entertainment Talk show Host of the Year – Kojo P. Danquah (Starr Fm)
TV Female Presenter of the Year – Stacy Amoateng (Platinum Network)
Radio Programme of the Year – 3fm Drive (Tv3)
TV Programme of the Year – Adekye Nsroma (UTV)
Radio Mid-Morning Show Host of the Year – Kofi K. Bilson (Peace Fm)
Radio Late – Afternoon Show Host of the Year – Elvis Crystal (Pluzz Fm)
Radio Morning Show Host of the Year – Kwame Nkrumah T. K. (Okay Fm)
Radio Talk show host of the Year – Mugabe Maase (XYZ Fm)
Television Morning Programme of the Year – Good Morning Ghana (Metro Tv)
TV Morning Show Host of the Year – Johnnie Hughes (Tv3)
TV Station of the Year – UTV
Radio Station of the Year – Peace Fm
Media Group of the Year – Despite Media Group
RTP Personality of the Year – Nana Aba Anamoah

(Source: beeniewords.com)

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