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Black Sherif joins Boomplay’s Golden Club with 100 million streams

Ghanaian rising star, Black Sherif, has hit 100M streams on Africa’s most expansive music streaming and download platform, Boomplay.

 

The ‘Kwaku the Traveller’ hitmaker becomes the first Ghanaian artist to reach the 100 million streams milestone on Boomplay after having had a phenomenal run since last year.

 

With this feat, Black Sherif joins Boomplay’s Golden Club, a list of artists who have clocked and surpassed the 100M streams milestone, including Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Diamond Platinumz, Fireboy DML, Joeboy, Omah Lay and Rayvanny.

“Reaching 100 million streams on Boomplay in such a short time and being the first Ghanaian artist to achieve this feat is a big deal to me. As a young kid from Konongo, who only had a dream and a voice, this brings me to the realisation that I can achieve any and everything so long as I believe and dare myself to take action.  Big love to the Boomplay team for putting me on from day one till now,” Black Sherif shared.

 

Born Mohammed Ismail Shariff, the 20-year-old talented artist released “Money”, “Cry For Me”, and “Destiny” in 2020, which gained him some traction online. Later, he dropped “Money (remix)”, “Adea Kye”, and “Ankonam” and garnered huge buzz on Boomplay across several countries.

When Black Sherif’s “First Sermon” and “Second Sermon” were released in 2021, they went viral and brought him to the mainstream limelight. A remix of his “Second Sermon” featuring Burna Boy gave him further reach across Africa and beyond.

Consequently, during Boomplay’s Recap 2021, which highlights stats and insights of music consumption and engagement on the Boomplay platform, Blacko emerged as Ghana’s 2nd Most Streamed Artist of 2021 and his “First Sermon” and “Second Sermon” were the 1st and 2nd Most Streamed Songs of 2021 in Ghana.

His story written in bright stars, Black Sherif, went on to win the four awards at the 2022 3Music Awards, held in March 2022, including the Boomplay Breakthrough Act of the Year. At the same event, he debuted a spectacular performance of his latest single, “Kwaku the Traveller”.

The song skyrocketed him to African stardom and peaked at NO.1 on both Boomplay Ghana and Nigeria charts. It currently has over 40 million streams on Boomplay.

Blacko is truly a superstar in the making, and the journey continues for Kweku the Traveller! Congratulations to the son of Konongo Zongo!

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Pastor Wisdom Arthur-Paulus Readies ‘Ebe Ye Yie’

Pastor Wisdom Arthur-Paulus, a rising recording artist from Ghana, is expected to take over the airwaves with his latest single,

“Ebe Ye Yie” (It shall be well).

As a young pastor, he feels that using music to evangelize to people goes beyond one’s vocal prowess; rather, it involves having a heartfelt desire to serve God, which he expresses via his music.

 

The new single, “Ebe Ye Yie” (It Shall Be Well), is slated for release on July 11, 2022, with the primary goal that it makes a larger impact on the lives of many and everyone who hears it since it is meant to inspire and give hope to those who have lost their way in their endeavors.

 

Pastor Wisdom Arthur -Paulus vividly recalls when people use to ridicule and discourage him due to his voice, but having passion for singing; He had a vision one day where a platform was mantle for him to minister a song and ever since the songs keep occurring onto him and that has been his greatest break through then.

 

Ghanaian Gospel musician and music producer, Derriom Kari – CEO of DIVmuzic is responsible for the composition and

production of the song.

 

Keep an eye on this space since it’s unquestionably a masterpiece.

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R2Bees And Sarkodie Collaborate In New York City For The It’s About Time Concert

It’s a Ghanaian link up. Highlife and hiplife duo R2Bees and rapper Sarkodie have teamed up for the It’s About Time Concert at Times Square, New York’s The Palladium on Saturday, July 30.

Sharing the news on Twitter, Sarkodie wrote “one Night R2BEES x SARK under one roof !!! New York City…The states about to get served.”

Sarkodie is known for his singles “I’m In Luv With You,” “U Go Kill Me,” “No Kissing Baby” with Patoranking,” and “Rollies and Cigars,” just to name a few. The rapper was the first ever winner of the “Best International Flow” award at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards.

Some of R2Bees’ hit singles include “Kiss Your Hand,” “Tonight” featuring Wizkid, “Over,” and “Eboso.” The group was nominated for “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2013 BET Awards but lost to fellow Afrobeats artist Wizkid.

R2Bees and Sarkodie have collaborated on some timeless hits such as “Baby,” “Yawa,” and “Bayla,” among several others. Both acts have been friends for over a decade and have been a heavy influence on the rise of Afrobeats and Ghanaian music culture. The It’s About Time Concert was reportedly in the works for a very long time.

 

 

 

In a promo video posted on social media, the three artists, Mugees and Paedae of R2Bees and Sarkodie linked up in Tema, the city in Ghana which nurtured and birthed out their talents. “‘It’s about time’ we mount some major concert outside Ghana, I’m thinking New York,” Sarkodie said to the duo in the video.

 

 

 

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The It’s About Time Concert, produced by Nayasa Entertainment, will also feature performances from other Ghanaian rappers and singers including Kwesi Arthur, Gyakie, Efya, Kelvyn Boy, Camidoh, Darkovibes and more.

 

 

 

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You can purchase tickets to the concert at www.ticketmaster.com

 

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Here Are The Winners Of The 2022 BET Awards

Diddy was honored with the lifetime achievement award at the 2022 BET Awards on 
Sunday night (June 26), and he was joined on stage by plethora of other recipients.

 

The three performers with the most nominations, Doja Cat (six nods), 
Ari Lennox and Drake (four nominees apiece), were shut out 
of the awards.

 

Taraji P. Henson, an award winning actress, writer, and producer, hosted the show, which took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

Below, find all the 2022 BET Awards winners:

Album of the year

WINNER: An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic
Back of My Mind, H.E.R.
Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
Certified Lover Boy, Drake
Donda, Kanye West
Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan
Planet Her, Doja Cat

Best female R&B/pop artist

Ari Lennox
Chlöe
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
WINNER: Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best male R&B/pop artist

Blxst
Chris Brown
Givēon
Lucky Daye
WINNER: The Weeknd
Wizkid
Yung Bleu

Best female hip-hop artist

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Latto
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

Best male hip-hop artist

Drake
Future
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby

Best group

WINNER: Silk Sonic
Chlöe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Migos
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best collaboration

WINNER: “Essence,” Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems
“Every Chance I Get,” DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug
“Whole Lotta Money” (Remix), Bia Feat. Nicki Minaj

Best new artist

Baby Keem
Benny the Butcher
WINNER: Latto
Muni Long
Tems
Yung Bleu

Video of the year

WINNER: “Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
WINNER: “Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video director of the year

WINNER: Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak
Benny Boom
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award

“All in Your Hands,” Marvin Sapp
“Come to Life,” Kanye West
“Grace.” Kelly Price
“Hallelujah,” Fred Hammond
“Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” H.E.R. & Tauren Wells
“Jireh,” Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
WINNER: “We Win,” Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin

BET Her

“Best of Me (Originals),” Alicia Keys
WINNER: “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Roster,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Unloyal,” Summer Walker & Ari Lennox
“Woman,” Doja Cat

Best international act

Dave (U.K.)
Dinos (France)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
Little Simz (U.K.)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Major League DJz (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
WINNER: Tems (Nigeria)

Best movie

Candyman
WINNER: King Richard
Respect
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Summer of Soul
The Harder They Fall

Best actor

Adrian Holmes, Bel Air
Anthony Anderson, Black-Ish
Damson Idris, Snowfall
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Forest Whitaker, Respect | Godfather of Harlem
Jabari Banks, Bel Air
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
WINNER: Will Smith, King Richard

Best actress

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Coco Jones, Bel Air
Issa Rae, Insecure
Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Mary J. Blige, Power Book II: Ghost
Queen Latifah, The Equalizer
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Regina King, The Harder They Fall
WINNER: Zendaya, Euphoria | Spider-Man: No Way Home

YoungStars award

Akira Akbar
Demi Singleton
WINNER: Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Saniyya Sidney
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the year award

Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
WINNER: Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Sha’carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the year award

Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
LeBron James

WINNER: Stephen Curry

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Holy Recruits Rap Fada On ‘Saa’

Holy, young music artist, has released new song titled “Saa.” Djesty composed the drill genre song, 
which contains the battle of life and the path to surge forward.
Enjoy the song below

 

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Sticker Songs Ft. Patapaa X Bowtie- Kiss Me- (Prod. By Sticker Beatz)

Known for being the voice of the streets, Sticker Songs once again comes through with a mind blowing street anthem dubbed “Kiss Me” featuring the youth’s favourite rapper/singer Patapaa and Bowtie. produced by Sticker Beatz.

 

 

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Khaby Lame Has surpassed Charli D’Amelio As Most Followed Person On TikTok

Khabane “Khaby” Lame (Italy) now has the most followers on TikTok, with 142.8 million at the time of writing.

The 22-year-old silent comedian surpassed Charli D’Amelio (USA), who has held the record since March 2020.

Khaby’s parodies of so-called ‘lifehacks’ have racked up millions of views and propelled him to worldwide fame.

 

After losing his job as a factory worker at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Khaby was forced to move back into his parent’s home in Turin, Italy.

With national lockdowns in place, Khaby created his TikTok account as a way to cure the boredom of being stuck indoors.

His first videos featured himself dancing, watching video games and using the app’s various filters, though he didn’t receive many views.

 

That all changed in November 2020 when one of Khaby’s videos went viral.

In response to another user’s needlessly complicated lifehack video, Khaby silently demonstrated a simpler solution to the problem. With his now-iconic hand gestures and stare of disapproval, Khaby had found a winning formula.

Khaby’s follower count began to rapidly increase and by April 2021 he had overtaken Gianluca Vacchi as the most-followed Italian on TikTok.

 

By July 2021, Khaby was the second-most followed user and held the record of most followers on TikTok (male) after surpassing Zach King.

Khaby continued to gain momentum, amassing followers at an average rate of three million per month, compared to Charli D’Amelio’s one million.

After creating his account in the same month that D’Amelio achieved the most followers, Khaby has now risen to the top of TikTok in just over two years.

Charli D’Amelio still holds the record of most followers on TikTok (female). She also holds Guinness World Records titles for being the first person to reach 50 million followers on TikTok and the first person to reach 100 million followers on TikTok.

According to Khaby, his huge popularity is due to his physical comedy transcending language barriers.

 

 

 

 

@khaby.lame #🇮🇹Perfavore non fare questo con la Pizza😭😭 #🇺🇸Please don’t do that with Pizza 😭😭 #LearnFromKhabi #LearnWithTikTok #ImparaConTikTok #pizza ♬ suono originale – Khabane lame

 

“I speak a universal language that everyone understands,” he told Forbes.

Khaby has continued to go from success to success after signing a partnership with Hugo Boss and collaborating with his hometown soccer club Juventus F.C. last year. He has also fulfilled some of his childhood dreams after meeting Lionel Messi and making videos with Zlatan Ibrahimović and Usain Bolt.

Will anyone be able to dethrone Khaby Lame as the king of TikTok?

Source: Guinness World Records

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Stormzy Receives Honorary Degree From University Of Exeter

Stormzy, the platinum – selling grime artist, was conferred an honorary doctorate by the prestigious University of Exeter in appreciation of “his extraordinary contributions 

in the fields of higher education, philanthropy, and wider participation.”

 

According to the University, the honour was in recognition of the rapper’s outstanding contribution to society.

 

Obviously, his music career took off in a major way since then and he’s also made the Cambridge University dream a reality for other students with his scholarship fund.

 

Stormzy also set up the #Merky Foundation in 2020 and has gone on to pledge millions to tackle racial inequality, justice reform and Black empowerment in the UK. 

 

Last year, the foundation partnered with HSBC UK to ensure a further 30 ‘Stormzy Scholars’ are funded over the next three years covering tuition fees and maintenance costs.

 

Speaking at the ceremony, Stormzy addressed the room and said: “I feel truly blessed and grateful to be up here receiving this honorary degree. I’d like to say a big thank you to University of Exeter and you guys as well for allowing me to share this moment with you.

 

“The journey I took to get to this moment has been considerably different to yours. You guys have the guts and the grit and the dedication that it takes to study for years and to finish your degree, whereas I got my AS results in my first year of college and said, ‘Yeah, see you later.’ I didn’t have the same minerals that you guys have. A year later, I took another swing at my A-levels at a different college—until I sat down for my English exam in January and walked out after 10 minutes.”

 

Watch a video of the full speech below.

 

 

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Yaw King And Magraheb Engage In New Beef

Renowned Ghanaian -Italian vlogger Francis K. Oppong, also known as Magraheb, has landed himself in new trouble with Ghanaian-Belgian artist Yaw King.

 

 

Dawuroo.net, your number one entertainment news website, came across one of Magrahed’s videos in which he was reacting to the Ghanaian in Belgium Excellence Awards. In his claim (Magrahed), he slammed rapper Yaw King for playing on stage in a long-sleeved top.

 

 

 

 

Yaw King, upon seeing the video, seemed dissatisfied with the statement and has retaliated with a video in which notable international rappers perform in similar clothing.

 

He has expressed his anger with Magraheb on different platforms.

 

 

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Camidoh To Release Spanish Remix Of ‘Sugarcane’

Camidoh, Ghanaian singing sensation, is not taking any time off.

 

Camidoh is rumored to be working on Spanish remix to his smash tune Sugarcane, following the huge popularity of the African remix.

 

According to credible sources, the Spanish remix is finished and will be released in the next days.
The African remix, which features Nigerian singers Mayorkun, Darkoo, and fellow countryman King Promise, has debuted on multiple music 
charts across Africa since its release, with very remarkable figures across various digital platforms.
It is still one of the few Ghanaian songs in the Billboard US Afrobeats charts, where it is now ranked 22 as of June 18, 2022.

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KiDi’s Hit Single ‘Touch It’ Goes Platinum

KiDi, Ghanaian musician, has just received his first platinum record.

 

KiDi, Ghanaian musician known for generating popular songs, did the unthinkable when his hit tune ‘Touch It’ reached platinum status in 
the Asian country of India.

 

On Instagram, the Lynx Entertainment signee expressed gratitude for the support he has received thus far in his career.
“MY FIRST PLATINUM RECORD!!! One word: grateful. Cheers to many more to come”, he wrote.

 

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The news does not really come as a surprise as it did incredibly well in the region with several TikTok challenges that saw Bollywood Stars also dance to the song.

 

 

 

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KiDi’s Touch is song from the Golden Boy album. Since its release, it has topped various music charts, including Billboard.

 

It has also gotten nominations and won various accolades, including the 3Music Awards’ Reggae Song of the Year.

What Does It Mean To Go Platinum In India?

Just like the United States of America, the United Kingdom or any other serious country, the Executive Committee of the Indian Music Industry in conjunction with the IFPI incorporated the best new practices for measuring Gold and Platinum songs.

The new criteria include Audio streams, Video streams, RBT Sales & Physical Album Sales.

 

The numbers however differ for each category of work.

 

Below is a table for standards for singles.

 

Awards Standards SINGLE  and ALBUM

Release type Singles Albums
Gold Platinum Gold Platinum
Pop/Basic 60000 120000 15000 30000
Devotional 50000 100000 10000 20000
Classical/Folk 10000 20000 5000 10000
International 60000 120000 12000 30000

 

The table above suggests KiDi’s Touch It has gone past the 120,000 mark ushering it a platinum status.

 

KiDi is expected to release a new single after the success of ‘Touch It’ in the coming weeks.

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