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Gabiro Mtu Necessary And Javada Join Efforts in New Record “Kus Kus” Remix

Having had the Grammys Recording Academy’s attention twice with his two bodies of work MPITO EP and SAINT JOHN album, Kisumu-based rapper and singer Gabiro Mtu Necessary is not only grabbing his space on the world stage but also cementing his name on it.

Being a Kisumu city native, a city that is home to very many big names in the entertainment scene of Kenya, Gabiro boasts a high following in the region particularly because he runs all his business from there.

His debut album was released a year ago and has since sold over 100,000 physical copies and over 1 million streams across all digital platforms.

“I almost gave up doing music in 2021 after I released my extended playlist, MPITO, then later on it got a Grammy consideration and recognition. That pushed me to realize that it doesn’t matter how many views or streams your music gets, what matters is that if you are doing the right thing then someone somewhere is most definitely seeing you,” says Gabiro.

He continues to talk about meeting Javada and working on a couple of songs together including Kus Kus Remix;

“I first met Javada in 2018 and we kept the artistic friendship going until 2021 when we decided to hit the studio and we worked on this song together because he loved the chorus and the beat.”

Javada is a Jamaican singer known for his 2015 hit single “Wake Up Beside You” and “Oh Na Na” featuring Chris Martin.

Kus Kus was written by Gabiro and Javada and produced by Brian Robin for Jodifa Studios.

 

ABOUT GABIRO MTU NECESSARY

Starting as a traditional band member in 2013, Gabiro Mtu Necessary drew his earliest inspirations from Octopizzo, Lucky Dube, Khuli Chana, Juliani, and a host of others.

He is steadily building a reputation as Kisumu’s best lyricist but also shares his struggles through his art. From working as a matatu tout to battling drug abuse, Gabiro’s ability to tell stories separates him from rap music’s status quo.

“Music inspired me to persevere. Persevere and self-educate myself. When I was going through it, the thing that held me down was an old computer at my uncle’s place where I stored thousands of downloaded beats. That’s why I’m so loyal to the cause and loyal to the culture. I feel like I owe it to music to do the best I can” – Gabiro

While many rappers tell us their stories, Gabiro can bring you into his world and show it to you. Perhaps his most notable song, “Story”, is a story of stories that happen in real life but are often ignored. Dramatically, this song discusses bullying, police shootings, drug abuse, and political injustice. Few artists connect with such issues through their music.

Gabiro’s diversity has seen him transition from not only being a rapper but also being the best lyricist as is on his current releases ‘Bad Girl Loving’ and ‘Kus Kus’. He portrays himself as the best export from the lakeside town of Kenya; Kisumu city where he has always made sure to be top of the class by being ahead of at least all trends and lifestyles in music.

To date, Gabiro has performed and toured with several renowned artists including Octopizzo, and SautiSol during “Made In Kisumu”, Jose Chameleone, and Macklemore, as well as shows like “2jinyce Concert” which holds sentimental value to Gabiro being that he is a Kisumu City native.

His show that meant a lot was when he opened for Diamond Platnumz in 2016.

He has worked with both young and well-known artists across the globe in both musical and nonmusical collaborations including and not limited to Kidis, Wyre, Ketchup, Owuor Arunga, and most recently Gengetone artist OnlyOneDelo on the song Twak Makende.

In 2021, Mtu Necessary got recognized by the Recording Academy and had his project JENESIS considered for the 64th Grammy Awards as the Best Global Music Album.

Again in 2022, he was among the African creatives who were appointed as voting members of the Grammy’s Recording Academy making him the only Kenyan in that 2022/2023 class.

Also in the same year, he released his debut album, “Saint John” a 12-track album with features from Jamaica’s Javada and Grammy-recognized producer Blakangel.

 

Early Life & Education

Gabiro was born Gabriel Washington Ogonda in Kisumu, Kenya where his father was a professor at Maseno University and his mother a tailor at the local market. He is the 4th child in a family of 5 children.

He moved from one high school to another before settling in Chulaimbo High School. Soon after moving to Chulaimbo, Gabiro was appointed the school choir soloist where he began to write and perform his lyrics during music festivals.

His stage name is derived from Gabriel, shortened to Gabiro when younger schoolmates found it hard to pronounce his name.

By the age of 17, he was regularly recording his music at Starbell Records. The management of the studio was so impressed by his lyrics that they allowed Gabiro to record for free.

At this time he was a student at Maseno University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing. He later dropped out of campus in his third year to pursue two other degrees in BSc computer science and BSc Anaesthesia.

 

Personal Life

Gabiro lost his father on September 9, 2019, to cancer of the colon. He has since dedicated his music and art to his father who greatly impacted his music career as his second manager after he parted ways with Starbell Records.

He continues his legacy by crediting him as the executive producer of his projects and even released his debut “Saint John” to pay homage to his late father.

 

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M.Anifest Pays Nostalgic Homage To ‘Hip Hop At 50’ In New Freestyle

Ghanaian Hip Hop artist M.anifest takes us on a nostalgic journey with a new freestyle, titled “50 YEARS.”

Referencing Hip Hop icons like 2pac, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G, The Fugees, LL Cool J and the Wu-Tang Clan to name a few, M.anifest cleverly weaves this ode to a genre that he himself has come to contribute significantly to. A certified wordsmith, his skill allows him to craft a worthy tribute to Hip Hop’s enduring legacy as it celebrates 50 years.

From the genre’s origins on Sedgwick Avenue to the influence it’s had in many parts of the world, spurring genres like Hip Life (Ghana), there’s no patch of Hip Hop uncovered by the rapper affectionately called ‘the god MC’ by his fans, particularly when viewed through the lens of his lived experience.

Whether tipping his hat to Obrafour’s classic album “Pae Mu Ka”, or legendary Hip Hop albums like Kanye West’s “College Dropout” and Jay-Z’s “The Blueprint”, he poignantly comments on a culture that has left an indelible mark on marginalized beginnings.

The current torchbearers are of course not left out of the MikeMillzOn’Em-produced track. J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, A-Reece, Black Sherif, and Sampa The Great get honourable mentions as boundary pushers of the genre, emphatically suggesting that Hip Hop remains a vibrant and relevant force in contemporary music and perhaps in safe hands.

M.anifest’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary has gone beyond his music. This year, he has actively engaged in discussions in academia, with an appearance at Howard University as a special guest, where he shared his insights on Hip Hop’s evolution from an African perspective over the past five decades. In July 2023, he was in New York at Global Cognac giant Hennessy’s invitation, joining a roster of world-renowned rappers to celebrate one of Hip Hop’s greats, Nas.

 

LISTEN HERE: M.anifest – ‘50 YEARS’ Freestyle

 

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Wasiuskyboy Features Awal Dexta On New Motivational Song ‘Oluwa’

Fast rising Afro-fussion act, wasiuskyboy, has released yet another motivational piece he tittles, OLUWA.
The song features Ghana’s fastest young rapper, AWAL DEXTA. The two on this inspirational banger gave a lyrical documentary on their day-day street hustle and the need for ‘OLUWA’ to intervene with his blessings. The concept of OLUWA circles around hope for the endearing youth hoping for an evergreen future.
To get their message across faster and professionally, OLUWA comes with an exceptionally creative visuals under the endowed supervision of creative mogul, PIZII.
Though danceable, the YTM produced song will be noted for its unmatched composition and the professional voice dexterity of the duo. It comes across as an armor, cushioning the youth to never give up on their dreams.
 The singer, WASIUSKYBOY has undoubtedly thrived with his music craft, to become one of the finest chirps amassing massive fan base for himself.

luwa which was mixed by the ever famous Danny Beatz is currently available on all download portals. The video, however can be accessed without hitchs on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/TY1PGhzuixo?si=nNDZ8Yk7vsDDSh_r
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Maa Fausty Wins Legendary Diaspora Gospel Artiste Of The Year – Ghana Music Awards Europe 23

Ghanaian based UK talented gospel songwriter, singer and performer Maa Fausty won the “Legendary Diaspora Gospel Artist Of The Year” at the 2nd edition of Ghana Music Awards Europe (GMAE).

The “Ghana Music Awards Europe 23” happened last saturday September 16, 2023 at Salle Atrium Route De Cormeilles 95100 Argenteuil.

Maa Fausty secured the award for her contribute to the industry and also for her good work done.

 

She received a customized plaque and a certificate. She accepted the awards and appreciated the awards scheme and her fans for their votes and support.

The even saw performances from the legendary musician, Nana Acheampong, Bessa Simons, Lucky Star Band, Piesie Esther etc as well as Mr Logic of UTv and Ghanaian fashionister Osebo the zara man as special guest.

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Danny Lampo Clinches Best Diaspora Reggae Dancehall Artiste Of The Year At Ghana Music Awards Europe

UK-based Ghanaian-Italian artiste, Danny Lampo, added another feather to his cap by securing the prestigious title of “Best Diaspora Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year” at the recently concluded Ghana Music Awards Europe. This event, now in its second edition, unfolded in the vibrant city of Paris on the 16th of September, captivating audiences with its celebration of outstanding talents in the African music diaspora.
Danny Lampo, recognized for his captivating songs like “Paper,” “Ebony,” and the freshly unveiled album, “African Queen,” has been making waves in the global music scene. His unique blend of reggae and dancehall has resonated with music enthusiasts worldwide, earning him a devoted fanbase.
The Ghana Music Awards Europe: A Celebration of Excellence
The Ghana Music Awards Europe serves as a platform to honor and acknowledge the exceptional talents that have Ghanaian roots but have made significant strides on the international stage. It is an event that not only celebrates music but also showcases the rich cultural heritage of Ghana.
The Triumph of Danny Lampo:
Danny Lampo’s victory in the category of “Best Diaspora Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year” at the Ghana Music Awards Europe 2023 reflects his dedication to his craft and the impact he has had on the reggae and dancehall genres. His songs, characterized by catchy rhythms and meaningful lyrics, have touched the hearts of many.
As Danny Lampo continues to evolve as an artiste, his win at the Ghana Music Awards Europe is a testament to his growing influence and prominence on the global music stage. It also underscores the significance of recognizing and celebrating the achievements of artists in the diaspora.
Danny Lampo’s recognition as the “Best Diaspora Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year” at the Ghana Music Awards Europe serves as aninspiration to aspiring artists worldwide. It demonstrates that talent knows no borders and that dedication and passion can lead to remarkable success in the music industry. Danny Lampo’s journey is one to watch, and his music will undoubtedly continue to captivate audiences around the world.
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Dr Princess Cornelia Adamu Wins Woman Entrepreneur Of The At The 6th Ghana Outstanding Woman’s Award(GOWA)

Business mogul and hardworking female entrepreneur Dr. Princess Cornelia Adamu have been at the receiving end of awards at the just-ended Ghana Outstanding Woman’s Award(GOWA).

 

The female entrepreneur and philanthropist who doubles as the CEO of Rickens Company Limited received two awards at the event which was held on 10th September 2023 at the Accra International Conference Center.

 

Rickens Company Limited is a multi-purposed company located in Accra, Ghana which is engaged in building construction, manufacturing and fabricating of UPVC windows and doors, aluminum windows and doors, roofing sheets, wood works and roofing of houses, POP and plasterboard ceilings, alucobond cladding and curtain wall, burglar proofs and general metal works, partitioning and all types of the balustrade.

 

Her imprint of success in the sector is evident in the growth of Rickens Construction which has transcended the borders of Ghana to Turkey and other European countries. She is an advocate for women and children’s rights and has led advocacy in streamlining conversations and projects that make life easier. She has received multiple nominations and awards in her field of work and also maintains a great interest in the media and creative industry.

 

The night saw ace broadcaster Nathaniel Attoh and saw performances from young female singer Naja and Eno Barony.

 

The humanitarian award initiative celebrates and honors women who are devoted to the welfare of humanity. ASKOF Productions; organizers of the award scheme seek to reward women impacting the industry and the business scope in diverse ways.

ABOUT DR. PRINCESS CORNELIA ADAMU

Business mogul and entrepreneur, Princess Cornelia Adamu is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the CEO of Rickens Group Company.

Rickens Group Company consists of Rickens Construction Limited, Rickens Oil and Gas, and Co-Founder of Livenewsgh Creative Hub.

Rickens Company Limited is a multi-purposed company located in Accra, Ghana which is engaged in building construction, manufacturing, and fabricating of UPVC windows and doors, aluminum windows and doors, roofing sheets, wood works and roofing of houses, POP and plasterboard ceilings, alucobond cladding and curtain wall, burglar proofs and general metal works, partitioning and all types of balustrade. A company with partner offices in the USA, Istanbul Turkey, Singapore, and Dubai.

On Point Pumps, Oil And Gas and also one of the leading suppliers of fuel dispensers and supplies to almost all the big oil and gas brands in Ghana and beyond.

Livenewsgh Creative Hub is a platform that aims at creating interpersonal relationships between Creatives and brands to their respective clients across the globe through, brand and events management, PR, music, and digital marketing.

Princess has won countless awards at the annual Leadership Awards and has been honored at the Pan African Youth Leadership Summit Awards.

The awards won are a testament to her hard work and dedication to the rise of her companies. These are companies with partner offices in the USA, Istanbul Turkey, Singapore, and Dubai.

 

 

Story By : Zolla Nie

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Aido Network International Incollaboration With Bishop Cynthia Adu Boateng Slated Royal Gala & Exhibition For November 25

Aido Network International Incollaboration With Cynthia Adu Boaten Slated Royal Gala & Exhibition For November 25

 

Mark your calendars for an electrifying celebration of culture and exhibition as Aido Network International Incollaboration With Bishop Cynthia Adu Boateng takes over London on 21st December, 2023.

The highly appreciated event, royal gala, dinner and exhibition is set to be the biggest event in London, promising unforgettable experience of all ages.

Organized by H.H Jones Eganga and Queen Grace in London collaboration with award-winning gospel singer, Bishop Cynthia Adu Boateng.

This beautiful event will take place at Hilton hotel, Croydon – London at exactly 4pm to 10pm.

Aido Network International and Bishop Cynthia Adu Boateng is inviting all chiefs, ministers, pastors, companies etc to come and support this beautiful event.

This beautiful gala night eventis organised for fundraising to the needy and the less privileged.

Check the the flyer for more info

 

You can also visit their website aidonetwork.org

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GMA Europe 23: Bishop Cynthia Adu Boateng Wins Diaspora Gospel Song Of The Year

Ghanaian based Europe songwriter, singer and performer Bishop Cynthia Adu Boateng won the “Diaspora Gospel Song Of The Year” at the second edition of Ghana Music Awards Europe (GMAE).

The Ghana Music Awards Europe happened last saturday September 16, 2023 at Salle Atrium Route De Cormeilles 95100 Argenteuil.

Bishop Cynthia Adu Boateng won that award with her trendy gospel song ” Wo Fata”.

She received a customized plaque and a certificate. She accepted the awards and appreciated the awards scheme and her fans for their votes and support.

The event saw performances from the legendary musician, Nana Acheampong, Bessa Simons, Lucky Star Band, Piesie Esther etc as well as Mr Logic of UTv and Ghanaian fashionister Osebo the zara man as special guest.

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“Harmonizing Cultures: New King, Kwabena Kwabena, And Koo Fori Unite For Hero’s Night And Africa Must Beautiful In The USA

In a vibrant fusion of music and culture, Ghanaian artiste New King, now based in the United States, joined forces with the iconic Kwabena Kwabena and the versatile actor Koo Fori for an unforgettable evening known as “Hero’s Night” This captivating event was  orchestrated by Adinkra Radio.
Africa Most Beautiful USA.”  served as a cultural bridge, connecting Ghanaian heritage with the diverse fabric of the USA.
New King, a rising star in the Ghanaian music scene, embarked on a journey that led him to establish his roots in the United States. His music embodies a unique blend of traditional Ghanaian rhythms and contemporary influences, resonating with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. With an unwavering passion for music, New King has emerged as a prominent artist in the diaspora, carving his path to international recognition.
Kwabena Kwabena, a celebrated figure in Ghana’s music landscape, is renowned for his soul-stirring melodies and emotionally charged lyrics. His songs have consistently struck a chord with listeners, evoking deep sentiments and connections. Joining forces with New King demonstrates his commitment to exploring new musical horizons and expanding his reach beyond Ghana’s borders.
A Multifaceted Entertainer
Koo Fori, a versatile entertainer, has endeared himself to audiences through his exceptional acting skills and comedic talent. While primarily recognized for his acting prowess.  His involvement in Africa Mosy Beautiful promises to infuse humor and entertainment into the event, ensuring a well-rounded and enjoyable experience for attendees.
Hero’s Night: A Celebration of Culture and Heritage
Hero’s Night, masterfully organized by Adinkra Radio, transcends being a mere musical event; it’s a celebration of Ghanaian culture, music, and the contributions of Ghanaians living in the United States. The event serves as a vibrant platform for artists, performers, and the Ghanaian diaspora to showcase their talents and foster a sense of community. It encapsulates the rich tapestry of Ghana’s heritage and the resilience of its people.
The collaborative spirit of New King, Kwabena Kwabena, and Koo Fori for Hero’s Night is a testament to the unifying power of music and entertainment. It demonstrates that these art forms can traverse borders and connect individuals from diverse backgrounds. Hero’s Night not only entertains but also reinforces the bonds that link Ghanaians in the United States to their roots and cultural heritage. It stands as a poignant reminder of the ability of music and culture to bring people together, regardless of geographical boundaries, and celebrates the enduring spirit of the Ghanaian diaspora in the USA.
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Naf Kassi Titles Upcoming EP “AHYASI”

Talented Ghanaian Highlife artiste, Nafisatu Kassim, popularly known in the music scene as Naf Kassi, is set to release her much anticipated first studio album soon.

Naf Kassi released the arty album cover for her upcoming project, “Ahyasi” which means Beginning in English and just like the title implies, the singer appears to be taking us back to the beginning.

Having performed creditably in the Ghanaian music scene for three years, Naf Kassi is recognised as one of the talented young highlife acts who has been consistent in her musical career.

“This year (2023), the album is coming. I’m glad to inform you that, It’s like 90 percent done,” she revealed.

Naf Kassi said her fans should expect a great piece of musical work from her, adding that “these collections of songs are like your favourite playlist, now lets have fun.”

Naf Kassi joined the music industry in 2019 with her doubt single titled ‘Mane Me’, which she features her younger brother ‘Rocky Best’ on it.

Ever since she joined the local music scene, Naf Kassi has shared the stage with the likes of Kofi Kinaata, Fameye, Naana Blu, Nero X, Dope Nation and a host of others.

In a facebook post, she wrote;
Announcing:
It’s Been A Journey and I want to say thanks to You all for the Love and support. You asked for it, and it’s Ready

#MaxxMusic EP-2023 #AhyasiEP #WeShallOverCome🏹

— #NAFKASSI

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Although details (track-list & release date) for the project is yet to be known, fans and music consumers are already anticipating the masterpiece.

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Danny Lampo To Shine On The Stage At Ghana Music Awards Europe In Paris

Ghanaian music sensation Danny Lampo is all set to light up the stage at the prestigious Ghana Music Awards Europe. The event, scheduled for the 16th of September in the beautiful city of Paris, promises to be a memorable night for music enthusiasts and fans of the Ebony hit maker. Fresh from the release of his latest single, “Puutu,” featuring Article Wan, Danny Lampo is poised to deliver an unforgettable performance.
Danny Lampo, a UK-based Ghanaian artiste, has been making waves in the music industry with his unique style and charismatic stage presence. He first burst onto the scene with his chart-topping track “Ebony,” which showcased his exceptional talent and caught the attention of music lovers worldwide. Since then, he has continued to gain recognition for his remarkable contributions to the Ghanaian music scene.
One of the most exciting aspects of Danny Lampo’s upcoming performance at the Ghana Music Awards Europe is his collaboration with Article Wan on the track “Puutu.” This song has already been making waves, earning rave reviews and solidifying Danny Lampo’s reputation as a versatile artist who can effortlessly blend different musical genres. Fans can expect an electrifying rendition of “Puutu” on the awards stage.
The Ghana Music Awards Europe is an annual event that celebrates the achievements of Ghanaian musicians and artists on the international stage. It provides a platform for artists like Danny Lampo to showcase their talent to a global audience and receive recognition for their hard work and dedication to their craft.
Danny Lampo has expressed his excitement about performing at the Ghana Music Awards Europe. He views this opportunity as a chance to connect with his fans, both old and new, and to share his passion for music with a diverse audience. His dynamic stage presence and memorable performances are sure to leave a lasting impression on everyone in attendance.
In just a short time, Danny Lampo has carved a niche for himself in the music industry with his exceptional talent and dedication. His upcoming performance at the Ghana Music Awards Europe in Paris is a testament to his rising star and his commitment to delivering outstanding music to his fans. As the date draws near, anticipation is building for what promises to be a spectacular evening of music, entertainment, and celebration of Ghanaian talent on the global stage. Danny Lampo’s performance is not to be missed, as it will undoubtedly be a highlight of the event and a memorable moment in his musical journey.
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