Jupitar is one of the top Ghanaian dancehall/reggae act with lots of hits under his belt and more still to come, his presence on the international market has grown over this few year’s performing with major acts across the globe. He performed at RedBull Culture Class in Soweto, South Africa, sharing the same stage with Beenie Man, Davido, Patoranking, Nasty C etc.
The RedBull Culture Class happens to be a big indoor event in South Africa and other parts of the world.
Asante the Alpha
New rap artiste Asante the Alpha has just released the audio and the visuals to his hip-hop heavy tune ‘Mee Gye’. The 4 minute plus song is just Asante staking a claim for the title as the best rapper in the country and after listening to the song you could concur that he indeed has got some point. The song is laced with word play jabs and exceptional Twi lyricism on a great hip-hop beat that will leave you bumping for more. The video which was directed by KP Selorm of MiPROMO Media is also eye catchy as the various scenes depict the ruggedness to which he claims the rap king title from a figure he describes but doesn’t name.
Further on ‘Mee Gye’, Asante repeats that he is the new king of rap with his style being authentic and the rest fake. He calls out your favourite rapper by rapping about him being here to strip him of his crown. He doesn’t stop there as he says he’s here to rule going on to even describe your favourite rapper’s tongue twisting rap style as ‘Nonfa’. Nonfa is something that makes no sense. This wouldn’t be the first time Asante has called other rappers out to his throne ascension desires. On his hip-hop song ‘H33333r’ the rapper spoke about the ills in the industry and a whole lot.
Late Paapa Yankson
The late Paapa Yankson died on July 21, 2017 after a last public performance on “Bottles and Bands” staged in November 2016. “He will be given a befitting State burial as scheduled by both family and government on Saturday, October 21, 2017.” Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku has revealed.
Furthermore, the Tourism Minister mentioned that the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is an ardent lover of music and per the immeasurable contribution of Paapa Yankson, the President directed that he receives a state burial. After the press briefing, MUSIGHA President Obour and executives lauded the President and Creative Art Minister for giving hope in the music industry with this great news in the music industry.
The burial service takes place at the forecourt of the State House on Saturday, October 21st 2017 from 6:00 am to 5: 00 pm. Till his death, he has to his credit over 15 albums: including hit songs like “Show Your Love”, “Okukuseku”, “Tena Men Kyen”. 1
Ko-Jo Cue and Shaker
BBNZ acts Ko- Jo Cue and Shaker, come Saturday, October 21 at Alliance Francaise in Accra, would officially outdoor their new album with a concert. Arguably, they are among dominant names in Ghanaian hiphop circles, and the project titled “Pen & Paper”, is boldly dedicated to the genre and their abilities.
There would be performances from Kwesi Arthur, Magnom, Kidi, Kwame Eugene, B4Bonah, Gemini, DopeNation and Cina Soul. The project, the pair disclose, is a result of pleas by fans for them to “take it to the beginning of their music career” and “not necessarily focused on making hits or money”.
Following the successful release of his fifth studio album Highest which dominated iTunes album charts around the world, Sarkodie is proud to announce that he will be embarking on a UK nationwide ‘Highest’ tour in November, with some special guests including Big Narstie, Jayso,Moelogo, Bobii Lewis and Suli Breaks.
The nationwide tour, presented by Sarkcess Music and Dice Recordings, in conjunction with Live Nation, GoldenVoice and Echo Location, will see the legendary Ghanaian rap star headline the O2 Institute in Birmingham on November 23, before heading to London to headline at the O2 Forum Kentish Town on November 24, and rounding up the tour in Manchester, heading Academy 2 on November 25.
In other news, Sarkodie, who released six music videos on the same day as his Highest album all at the same time, in an unprecedented move that was first of its kind for any African artist, is already gearing up to release his next music video from the Highest album, for early fan-favourite ‘Far Away’ featuring Mavin Records’ very own Korede Bello.
Anniversary celebrations are very important in the lives of people and it becomes very important when it has to do with important people in society like celebrities and showbiz people. And that is exactly what multiple award winning artiste Rebecca Akosua Acheampong aka Becca signed on to Zylofon Media intends to do at the National Theater on Saturday 21st October 2017. She intends to celebrate her special day after going through the hustle and bustle of this industry for a decade with a high level of relevance and tenacity.
To make the celebration a worthwhile experience with all the razzmatazz that is to be expected, Becca with a pool of experience in the music business across Africa and the world over has assembled over 10 artistes across Africa for a coronation concert to mark the 10 years anniversary dubbed Becca @ 10.
A tall list including some top musicians who would like to make a surprise appearance on the night is what revelers should expect on 21st October at the national theatre. Remember your favourite artiste is part of the surprise appearances so don’t be left out when the countdown begins. Knowing the stature of the artistes on the line up, one can imagine the preparation of the celebrant Becca to make sure she stays at the top of affairs when the reviews start after the show.
Yes, some events and concerts line up big names for performances but a line up consisting of Nigerian top acts M.I, MR Eazi, Ice Prince, DJ Spinall and Niniola should alert one that this musical show down will be a master piece and one to remember. From Ghana, event goers will be enjoying back to back music and eclectic performances from notable performers like Kwabena Kwabena, M.anifest, Trigmatic, VVIP, Akwaboah, Kwame Eugene, MzVee, Kidi, not forgetting her label mates Joyce Blessing, Kumi Guitar, Stonebwoy and Obibini.
Becca is known internationally as one of the best live performers in the music industry in Africa and on such a day, one can be rest assured that she will be making a mark that has never been done before in her music life. If preparations and rehearsals are anything to go by, then Becca music lovers are in for their monies worth. Tickets are already out for sale as all the artistes are preparing feverishly for the performance of their life time. Tickets are available at Zylofon Media office at East Legon for Ghc 70 for regular, Ghc 150 for VIP and Ghc.300 for VVIP.