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IGP Donates to the Office of the National Chief Imam

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. James Oppong- Boanuh represented by the Chaplain of the Ghana Police Church 37 branch, ACP Very Rev. Frank D. Twum Baah, and the Police Chief Imam Supt. Husein Abdul Rahim Hussein; has donated assorted items to the Chief Imam for the upcoming Eid ul-Fitr celebration.

The items are a bull, 15 bags of 50kg rice, 5 bags of 50kg sugar, 5 gallons of oil, 2 cartons of milo, 5 packs of water, 6 cartons of ideal & carnation milk and cash of Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵ 5,000.00).

The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu urged Police Officers to be united as a body in enforcing the law.

“Allah created us in diversity to complement each other and not to fight among ourselves’’. He added.

Houston: Shatta Wale to perform live on May 16

Shatta Wale Bags his first show after he left Ghana for the United States.

Shatta Wale is set to perform live in Houston on May 16, 2021.

King of African Dancehall, Shatta Wale has been in the United States for two months now in a bid to push his music career to the global scene.

The “Borjor” singer who is known for too many dramas has been in Miami until a few weeks ago when he announced he will be going off social media for some time without giving many details on why he decided to do so.

Just yesterday, he resurfaced and announced his first-ever show in the United States since he left Ghana two months ago.

Excited Shatta Wale could be seen in the video he uploaded on his Instagram handle happily saying “I will be performing in Houston, Texas”.

He also released a one-minute video to further debunk the rumors being circulated by Ghanaians claiming that he is sick. Well, it seems Shatta Wale’s musical career is taking another shape with his newly proposed performance in Houston, Texas.

Malians: Tidraps sends appreciation to fans

TiDraps is acknowledging everyone who stood by his side with a special dedication song titled “Gratitude.”

TiDraps often love to have the chance to surprise his fans and show them how much they mean to him.

Artist of the Year DMA20, TiDraps has surprised fans with great performances at a “Get together Party” at the Panama Beach Resort over the weekend.

From Left: Cliff Selassie, Tidraps, Emma Zero, Selector Koxtereo and Zebby Chris

It seems like fanbases are stronger than ever these days. Social media is a way to unite fans and help spread enthusiasm for an artist or band’s work. Every time a new song is released, fans extend their support to their favorite artist by appreciating their effort.

Fans constantly trend topics related to the music, making sure their favorite rapper feels the love. The “In My Zone” hitmaker often reciprocates love, dedicating a song to his devoted fans.

This song usually acknowledge the artist’s gratitude for the dedication of his fanbase.

TiDraps points out how essential the fans’ happiness is to him. It’s sweet, and at times epic, way of giving a shoutout to the people buying records and attending shows.

Listen to TiDraps – Gratitude (Happy Day Cover)

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RTO Medium, KM Records presents “Dancehall Invasion”

Media and Event organizing firm, Ras Tbc Ofoe Medium (RTO Medium) in collaboration with KM Records presents “Dancehall Invasion.”

Dancehall Invasion is an idea coined by Ras Tbc Ofoe (CEO of RTO Medium) to empower and also offer upcoming artists within the Reggae Dancehall terrain the avenue to showcase their talents to the world.

Ras Tbc Ofoe, CEO of RTO Medium

The event which is aimed at touring the Ga-Dangme land and its environs will also feature renowned artists. There was a meeting between the artists and Ras Tbc Ofoe with the parties involved fully committed to the course.

The artists embraced the idea and are ready to offer their supports to make it a reality.

From Left; Finno Luu, Zatochi, Addi Vora, Ras Tbc Ofoe and Fada Rock

KM Records (A record label and recording hub) located at Kasseh – Ada is on board as a partner.

Music lovers and fans of the artists on the bill are assured massive packages and performances.

The date and other details of the event will be communicated in the coming weeks. Join the dancehall party, the new musical experience.

Spaa Media announces 4th edition of Tapioca Festival

Spaa Media has announced the fourth edition of its annual festival, Tapioca Festival 2021.

Spaa Media is a cutting-edge media agency focused on creating varied content for the world market. Instituted on the existence of divergent values of dynamism, assertiveness, passion, persistence, and creativity, Spaa Media aims to beckon a story that produces a foundation of inspiration to express the growth of an enterprise craving to develop a worldwide brand.

After the first three spectacular editions with unmatched successes, the fourth edition promises nothing less than a thrilling experience in the historic town of Ada. The festival again aims to boost tourism, its allied businesses, services, culture, and rich arts of Africa under the theme: “The Bold Step.”

According to the founder of Tapioca Festival, Seth Priceless Ala-Amegavie, this year’s event will not only be experiential of the finest talents across Africa but will also be characterized by innovative strategies needed to embrace their abilities and break free from the limitations to what the African is capable of achieving.

We’re excited to be leading an experience that will take people out of their boxes. The Pandemic is a second chance at life to challenge the odds with some balls,” he added.

He also pointed out, this year festivities will have monthly remote experiences spread out through the year, starting from May 15th and climaxed in December 2021. The introduction of an award scheme to celebrate arts innovation across Africa, thus, the AFRICA ARTS AWARDS, is the new inclusion to the upcoming experience.

Other lined up events include Festival of Conversations, Arts Exhibition, Trade and Investment Fair, Communal Murals, Film Exhibition, among other surprises. Complete and more detailed activities are attached to Tapiocativities.

Spaa Media looks forward to continuing its good relationship with sponsors, the press, artists, arts, culture and history enthusiasts, and patrons in general. For participation and media accreditation, interested people must contact the Marketing and Communications Desk for more details via hello@tapiocafestival.com

DMA announces the second edition of “Dangme Music Awards”

Dangme Music Awards opens for sponsorship and partnership.

The Dangme Music Awards is back with its second edition. This Award Show is an annual celebration and remembrance of those people who have done wonders in their industry.

The board of the Dangme Music Awards has announced the launch of the 2nd edition of the “Dangme Music Awards” to celebrate the spirit of great talents, innovators, and individuals who have excelled across sectors and have contributed to the development of amplifying the Dangme Voice in the Dangme communities namely Ada, Ningo, Prampram, Shai Hills, Osudoku, Dodowa, and Somanya.

Through these awards, the board of DMA aims to recognize and support great talents that have contributed to building the Dangme Agenda.

The Dangme Music Award show is also expected to bring together social media freaks who have unique and outshining work on various social media platforms. It will be an eye-opener for audiences to witness the latest social media trends and happenings. Thus, it will be informative, interactive, and thought-provoking.

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Two Spanish journalists feared death in Burkina Faso

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Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez confirms the deaths of two Spaniards abducted in Burkina Faso.

Two Spanish journalists were killed after an armed ambush on an anti-poaching patrol in Burkina Faso, Spain‘s prime minister said on Tuesday.

The journalists were filming a documentary about anti-poaching activities in the Western African nation when their patrol was ambushed.

Pedro Sanchez tweeted that “the worst news is confirmed”, following reports that the two journalists had been killed following an ambush on an anti-poaching patrol, in which they were embedded. Sanchez named them David Beriain and Roberto Fraile.

David Beriain (Left) and Roberto Fraile (Right)

All the affection for the relatives and friends of David Beriain and Roberto Fraile, murdered in Burkina Faso. And our recognition to those who, like them, carry out courageous and essential journalism from conflict zones on a daily basis,” he tweeted.

Shatta Wale introduced me to Reggae Dancehall Genre – Finno Luu reveals

Finno Luu has revealed that Ghanaian Dancehall King, Shatta Wale introduced him to Reggae Dancehall Genre.

Get to know the budding Reggae Dancehall Act, Finno Luu.

Foli Innocent widely known as Finno Luu is a fast-rising Ghanaian Reggae Dancehall Artist.

Finno Luu grew up at Abeka Lapaz. He gained admission into the St. Augustine College, Cape Coast only after he had discovered his musical talent whiles attending the Aggrey Memorial International School.

During his time at the basic school, he got to drum on tables as an instrument and record on a cassette player. It was these two factors that enhanced his passion for music and as a result, led Finno Luu to pursue music professionally.

Life after school continued where he met Ghanaian Dancehall King, Shatta Wale in 2009.

Shatta Wale recorded songs with me and introduced me to the Reggae Dancehall Genre as we stayed together in the same house at Lapaz,” he added.

Finno Luu moved to Ada in 2011 for commercial farming. He lamented the music industry in Ada seem to be slow because there was no single studio to even record as at that time.

In 2018, he had his first show dubbed “The Hottest Clash” at Kasseh-Ada which features the likes of Reggae dancehall artiste IWAN Suhyini, Konkarah Jahvybz, Rahim, and many others.

Scene: The Hottest Clash Show held at Kasseh-Ada.

During his days in Ada, he got to collaborate with Wondakid, a young versatile rapper. This collaboration paid off as the song received good airplay on radio stations.

Finno Luu – No Money Holiday Ft Wondakid

Finno Luu – By Force; featuring Shatta Wale’s Ay3 Half cast riddim and Realer-De-Dream-Chaser

Finno Luu, ‘By Force’ featuring Shatta Wale’s Ay3 Half cast riddim and Realer-De-Dream-Chaser talks about the current state of the Ghanaian Music industry which needs better structures and laws, especially in Ada.

He is currently working on his “Welcome to the dance EP” which he aims to be out soon.

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Shatta Wale’s girl Choqolate GH causes massive stir on social media

Choqolate GH has dazzled social media users with her new photo.

Young Ghanaian dancehall singer, Choqolate GH will not stop amazing her followers on social media. The beautiful singer has been breaking the internet with the kind of hot photos she has been releasing.

The Ghanaian Chocolate Cake goddess has once again stunned fans with her beautiful photo. She initially became popular after she stormed social media with hot photos of her self exposing all her natural things to the public.

However, there has been an argument by Netizens about the heavily-endowed singer’s striking a resemblance with the late singer, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng famed as Ebony Reigns.

The Choqolate Cake goddess has once again released a mouthwatering photo which is causing traffic.

In a photo sighted by Newsfile360.com, she is seen wearing a tight dress fitted in a manner such that her ‘Adinkra pie’ is exposed as she sits on an armchair.

See screenshots of photos below:

Source: Choqolate_gh, Instagram.

A woman to remember – Tribute to Auntie Paulina

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Newsfile360.com staff Seth has penned a long tribute to his fallen godmother Paulina Azu.

Our great ancestors have left us a wonderful adage, “The departure of one’s mother to eternity terminates one’s blood relationships on earth.” Your passing away leaves many in pain.

I’m really honored to talk about Auntie Paulina on this occasion with all of you. I’ve read somewhere that “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” If that’s the case, Auntie Paulina had made a great life. She was like a beacon of wisdom for all of us. Like the beacon, she spread the knowledge to minimize the darkness of life.

And, the way she polished our minds with her intelligence cannot be described in words. That is not the words and feelings of only me. Her good deeds and nature of always being ready to help people are really worth describing.

I clearly remember all the events of my life when she helped me wholeheartedly. She was like a mother to me. And, not only to me in fact she was a mother to many people. That is not the words and feelings of only me.

Every single person who has ever met her has the same opinions about her pious personality and wisdom. And, your nodding heads reading this tribute ensures that all of you agree on that.

She was like a mother to me. And, not only to me in fact she was a mother to many people. This beautiful Presbyterian hymn (GA Hymn 422) always reminds me of her. It makes me remember the love and association of her with me.

I can’t forget the year 2018 when she encouraged and helped me in graduating from Presbyterian Junior Youth (JY) to Young People’s Guide (YPG).

Her soothing voice starts echoing in my mind whenever I heard or read this beautiful poem.

  • God, whose giving knows no ending,
  • From Your rich and endless store,
  • Nature’s wonder, Jesus’ wisdom,
  • Costly cross, grave’s shattered door: Gifted by You, we turn to You,
  • Offering up ourselves in praise; Thankful song shall rise forever, Gracious donor of our days.

Last but not the least, her calm voice and the most disciplined nature always compelled many to spend hours with her. I don’t remember any single event in which someone needs her and she didn’t help.

I wrote this as a result of her love and support in nourishing my character and habits. I wouldn’t be the same person if she hadn’t been in my life. Her patience and acts of gratitude make me able to stand once again to face the challenges of life bravely.

When she was alive, she was always there to make us laugh and enjoy every moment. But now as she isn’t with us, her memories are still there to add beauty to every event.

To sum up, some people never die and she is one of them who’ll never be forgotten.

May you have the peaceful repose that you have earned.

I thank you for your many good works, For your shining example, and your words of wisdom to me and many others. Auntie Paulie, O ke nyeemi saminya!

“Daddy changed the world” – Gianna Floyd

Gianna Floyd believes her dad changed the world and we owe it to her to be right. She said the one thing she wanted the world to know was the type of father Floyd was. “He was kind and he was nice to my mom all the time.”

Gianna is right when she said her “Daddy changed the world.” Many have their thoughts with the family of George Floyd as they have had to relive the hardest day of their lives over and over again.

Justice insists that we imagine a world where George Floyd would be enjoying an afternoon with his 6-year-old daughter Gianna.

The country still has so much work to do to ensure that everyone’s lives are safe and respected, but today we focus on remembering George’s life and his impact.

Here’s what’s next for Derek Chauvin after being found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd on Tuesday, a verdict that sent waves of celebration across the United States after years of protests against police brutality.

Sentencing will be in 8 weeks

It will be another eight weeks before he is sentenced, Judge Peter Cahill said Tuesday. And while Chauvin had been out on bail since October, Cahill revoked Chauvin’s bail after the verdict, so he will now await sentencing in jail.

The maximum sentence for second-degree unintentional murder is up to 40 years in prison. The maximum sentence for third-degree murder is up to 25 years in prison, and the maximum sentence for second-degree manslaughter is up to 10 years and/or $20,000.

The judge will consider these factors

Cahill will consider factors such as Floyd’s murder taking place in front of a child, and the power dynamic between the officers and civilians, in determining Chauvin’s sentence.

What about the other officers charged?

The three other officers facing charges in Floyd’s death are expected to be tried together in August. Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng are all charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Rising act to watch out for, Sniitch AIK

Aikens Wisdom Kwesi, known professionally as Sniitch AIK is a Ghanaian rapper raised in Ahwiam in the Ningo-Prampram District.

Growing up, Sniitch AIK got inspired by two young talented guys in his neighborhood during a street rap battle in 2011. That’s when he got much interest in rap music and started listening to Sarkodie and many other rappers.

In 2017, he release his first mixtape dubbed “Brother Man” which went viral in the whole of Ningo and its neighboring communities.

His rap skills, flow, and dexterity and how he fuses the Gadangme language with other Ghanaian languages have won the heart of many Ghanaians.

According to the rapper, his music is influenced by his society. He is into music to be remembered for greater music hits hence the reason why he is always in the studio.

The ‘Ahwiam Tupac‘ got nominated in 5 different categories in the maiden edition of the Dangme Music Awards 2020.

The “Kpookpaa” singer is currently working with top producers like Tattoo, Forqzy Beat, Sly-ish, etc, and is set to release an EP very soon.

We couldn’t stop bumping this track as soon as we got to click play for the first time, the solid production, catchy hook, and overall good vibes just made it all so infectious.

LISTEN TO THE TRACK BELOW:

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Dangme Artists are doing well and deserved some praise – Kweku Origin

Sensational Authentic Gadangme Hiplife Artist, Kweku Origin has addressed some eminent issues in reaction to the view of pundits on a show dubbed “Dangme Showbiz” on PramCiti TV over the weekend. A show hosted by Irene Amaki.

The “Abe Wɔ Nyɛɛ Gble” hitmaker laments that the Dangme Artists are doing much on their own but they need supports as well.

Read the full story below:

I’d like to address an imminent issue, worth the time and energy. Without any intentions whatsoever to disrespect any person, group, or organization. I love constructive criticisms for which reason I’d like to add my voice to this topic of discussion and wish it continues onto the very necessary platforms, like Rite 90.1fm, Radio Ada, Obonu FM, and others, so we reach a fruitful conclusion; all for the betterment of our heritage and pride as a people.

I would like to say a big kudos to PramCiti TV. An online TV channel right here on the Dangme land, who are doing so well in their quest to bring the best on the land to the view of the world. Kudos to Lord Jibril and his team for their indefatigable efforts, especially to the entertainment industry.

When I heard about their new program dubbed ‘Dangme Showbiz’, I was overwhelmed with joy. The show, airing at 7 pm every Saturday is getting better by the day and I’m so glad to watch our people discuss issues on the platform in our language.

The Host, Irene Amaki is a delight to watch. A very affable lady with an infectious smile and all the other good looks suitable for a TV broadcast. I love her flow and command over the Dangme language on the show, except that, I wish her name was ‘Awenye Amaki’. ‘Irene’ as we all know, is an English name, and for a show which aims to project the Dangme people, if not for anything, the host should fully own her Dangme identity.

Kudos also to yesterday’s panelists, ‘Bra Levels’ and ‘DJ Soul’, for their individual contributions to the issues discussed. Very laudable opinions. Now, one topic discussed, which has to with Artist Branding is what has raised my concerns. Come along I’ve been thinking about these issues since yesterday after watching the show.

Now, I should begin by saying that “Dangme Artists are doing so well and deserve to be praised than chastised”, especially the current crop of artists of our time. No disrespect to the predecessors who had tried to pave the way for us to follow. They did their best, but you and I will agree to the fact that Dangme Music is still in the minority.

Last weekend I was playing with my “Home Boys Band’ at a funeral and some section of the crowd keep requesting us to play Dangme songs for them. It got to a point I asked one of them to just whisper one Dangme song he can remember easily for us to play for them, and then that was what stopped their requests. He couldn’t just mention one artist.

Now to you reading this; please give me one popular Dangme song in Ghana? None. Not to mean that our artists are not good like the rest of the tribes.

The Asantes has this adage that “)baakofou) nsa nsu nyame eni kata” literally means “One person’s hand is not enough to cover the face of God”.

I have always been saying this, “music is an investment that if you’re not financially stable as an artist, you’d do demos all your life which will get you nowhere. In the long run, you’d stop out of frustration and hunger.

One reason why our music doesn’t cross over is that our productions are of low quality. To get a standard production, you should get heavy hands to work with.

How many of our artists can put a Gh¢1000 together for good sound mixing?

Yesterday, Bra levels, a panelist on the show mentioned that our artist’s branding is down to zero and nothing to write home about. That’s a fact and a good observation as well from him. In fact, that’s true.

He also mentioned that nobody is forcing anyone to do music and so if anybody owns up to do it, he should do it well because he’s representing a tribe or group of people.

Personally, I think Bra Levels had gone too far with those comments on Television. I started by saying Dangme artists are doing well and deserve to be praised. This is it; music is not a one-man business, but you’d be shocked to know that about 95% of Dangme Artists are doing what they do single-handed.

These young guys single-handily work for some coins, hit studios to record, try hard to get some promos here and there, without any laid down a system to help them get any favors or offers whatsoever, all in the name of representing a people, and all you can say is “nobody is forcing anybody to do music”? That’s heartbreaking and we deserve some apologies.

For example, I can’t remember any of the songs that I recorded for free. You can’t go to Beatz Dakay’s studio empty-handed. I’ve paid monies. My hard-earned monies and I’m still paying. Just trying to get a quality production for the people.

Today, for even an artwork cover photo, you will have to pay. Even a photoshoot is commanding not less than Gh¢500. My question is, Who helps the Dangme Artist? About 95% of us are everything ourselves.

I love to offer help than chastise or criticize. Bra Levels himself is a very good video director, photographer, and also a member of the Dangme Music Awards board. He can testify to the fact that even the best artists on Dangme land if there’s any, has no help from anybody. We toil for a whole tribe single handily.

Wherever Dangme Music has gotten to, the artists fight those heights individually and the whole tribe takes the glory. I think Bra levels should offer help than chastise because we are doing our best.

As a significant board member of Dangme Music Awards, if I’m permitted, I’d question Bra Levels on why the whole award scheme never put anything in place to help even the ultimate winners, the Artists Of The Year. It’s very sad.

Of course, I got the chance to perform at the grand finale of the Naa GaDangme Beauty Pageant, which was the board’s effort, and I commend them for that. But that wasn’t it.

A whole awards scheme couldn’t put any measures together to help even one winner to reach some height after everything.

We deserve a tap on the shoulder. Of course, as they say, “To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected”, but my question is, How Much Have We Been Given As Dangme Artists?

Some selfless people are doing their best for us, and I commend them for their efforts. Klo Dede of Rite 90.1, DJ Korxtereo of Radio Ada, Adolf Nomo, Ronnie Dzata, and Bra Levels himself are the few names that come to mind. But I believe more can be done.

For such comments on TV yesterday from Bra Levels, I fully disagree and demand that we deserve some apologies.

Enjoy Kweku Origin’s – Abe Wɔ Nyɛɛ Gble (Stonebwoy cover) People Dey

Get to know the budding young talent: Lukhaid Oba

Promising young talent, Feyi Mawulorn, known in showbiz as Lukhaid Oba, is a Ghanaian Afrobeat Singer, Song writer, Teacher and CEO of the Oba Music.

He started his career in 2017 in the College of Education where he performs with the school life band. In 2019 he released his first single “Oga Headmaster ” touching on how some Headteachers sexually harass their female students. In the same year, he released two love songs titled “Fallen for you” and “Dating and waiting.”

Between 2020 -2021 he released “Nkekpodedzi”, “I found you”, song about Corona virus, and other beautiful love songs out there.

He gets his inspiration from melodies and his likes of artists are Shatta Wale, Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Justin Beiber.

Check out his music videos below:

Lukhaid Oba is a promising artist. Watchout Africa.

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