The 65th Grammy Awards is set to unveil its nominations list this November and Kisumu-based musician, Gabiro Mtu Necessary is the first Kenyan musician to receive consideration for the same.
Gabiro’s debut album; Saint John and another single dubbed Pok Alando have both been added to the voting list categories of Best Global Music Album and Best Global Music Performance respectively.
This comes days after he hit the 2 million streams mark with his album across all digital streaming platforms with Boomplay leading with the highest number of streams at 520,000 streams at the time.
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Last year, Mtu Necessary had his 3 track EP, JENESIS recognized by the Recording Academy in the annual Behind the Records project and later got considered for a Grammy nomination as the Best Global Music album alongside two other Kenyan musicians; Octopizzo and Victoria Kimani.
He recently got admitted to the Recording Academy as a member with voting rights.
All these came up at a time when the self-proclaimed Kisumu President had given up on music and had gone ahead to open a barbershop and venture into poultry farming.
He is a clear indication that strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle and this is more evident with the fact that he is a native of Kisumu city where he dwells and creates his music with very little at his disposal.
In another post on his Facebook page, Gabiro wrote; “Is it not appropriate to now say I am the first rapper to take Luo rap to the Grammys? We are bringing this to Kisumu one day, it’s close and I can feel it…”
With the Grammys being the world’s most prestigious award, it is not an effortless feat to have a musician’s work featured on their platform and for this, we give up to musicians like Gabiro who keep applying pressure to the necessary points.
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Sensational Singer DERi Drops ‘Without A Map’ EP Featuring Kelvyn Boy
DERi, the gifted artist signed under Bryte City Entertainment, has set the Ghanaian music scene ablaze with the release of his much-anticipated EP, ‘Without A Map.’ Comprising five captivating tracks, this musical offering is a testament to DERi’s prowess as an Afrobeat and highlife singer and songwriter.
Nobody (featuring Kelvyn Boy)
Each track on ‘Without A Map’ takes listeners on a unique journey through the rich tapestry of African rhythms and melodies, masterfully crafted by the talented DERi. It’s evident that Deri’s musical journey is akin to a well-thought-out map, carefully charting his course in the industry.
Production credits for this EP read like a who’s who of the Ghanaian music production scene, with Baddex, Gigz Beat, Steverawd, Xarmy Heart Sounds, Klasick Beat, and others contributing their expertise. The addition of vocals by Cliq Musiq adds yet another layer of depth to the EP’s sonic landscape, creating a harmonious blend of soundscapes.
1. Play Boy: With infectious beats and catchy lyrics, ‘Play Boy’ invites listeners to groove along and sets the tone for the EP.
2. More: ‘More’ showcases Deri’s vocal range and lyrical prowess, leaving a lasting impression with its emotive delivery.
3. Fire: This track ignites the dancefloor with its pulsating rhythm, demonstrating DERi’s ability to fuse traditional and contemporary sounds seamlessly.
4. Wishlist: ‘Wishlist’ is a lyrical gem, offering introspective moments and an exploration of desires set to an entrancing melody.
5. Nobody (featuring Kelvyn Boy): The collaboration with Kelvyn Boy on ‘Nobody’ is a testament to DERi’s collaborative spirit. Their voices blend effortlessly, delivering a chart-topping hit.
As DERi’s star continues to rise, Ghanaians are advised to keep a keen eye on this rising sensation. ‘Without A Map’ not only showcases his remarkable talent but also hints at the promising future of Afrobeat and highlife music in Ghana. DERi’s ability to navigate the ever-evolving musical landscape is nothing short of remarkable, and he is poised to leave an indelible mark on the global music scene.
In ‘Without A Map,’ DERi has not only found his musical direction but has also set a course for excellence that will undoubtedly lead to more remarkable releases in the future. As his musical journey unfolds, DERi is proving himself to be an artist of substance and creativity, making him a true gem in Ghana’s vibrant music industry.
Strongman And A-Town TSB Collaborate To Create Musical Magic In ‘Dear God’
In a world where hip-hop often dominates the music scene with its beats, Strongman emerges as a poetic storyteller, delivering heartfelt emotions and introspection through his latest track, “Dear God.”
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Produced by the talented A-Town TSB, this song is a poignant plea to the divine for a breakthrough in life, and it’s destined to leave an indelible mark on the hearts of listeners.
Strongman, known for his lyrical prowess and deeply personal narratives, takes center stage in “Dear God.” His lyrics are a raw expression of the trials and tribulations faced in life, and he lays bare his innermost thoughts with remarkable vulnerability.
As you dive into the song, you’ll be captivated by the authenticity and sincerity that permeate every word he utters.
A-Town TSB’s production adds another layer of brilliance to “Dear God.” The beats are not just a backdrop; they are an essential element of the storytelling, seamlessly weaving together with Strongman’s words.
The music elevates the emotional journey of the song, creating an immersive experience that pulls at the heartstrings.
What makes “Dear God” truly special is its universality. It’s a song that speaks to anyone who has faced adversity, who has questioned their path, or who has sought solace in faith.
Strongman’s words resonate deeply with themes of perseverance, hope, and faith, making it a powerful addition to any playlist meant to inspire, uplift, or provide a moment of reflection.
As you listen to “Dear God,” you’ll find yourself drawn into Strongman’s world, where the quest for a breakthrough is a universal journey.
It’s a track that not only showcases the talent of the artist but also serves as a testament to the power of music to connect with the human soul.
In a genre often associated with bravado and swagger, Strongman’s “Dear God” is a refreshing and authentic reminder of the emotional depth that hip-hop can offer.
It’s a song that transcends boundaries and invites you to join in the search for answers, making it an essential addition to your music collection.
“Dear God” by Strongman is more than just a song; it’s a heartfelt plea, an emotional release, and an anthem of hope. It’s a reminder that, in the face of life’s challenges, music has the power to heal, inspire, and provide solace.
So, on its release day, make sure to add “Dear God” to your playlist, and let Strongman’s words and A-Town TSB’s beats guide you on a journey of self-discovery and resilience.
It’s available to stream on all online music platforms. Do well to interact with Strongman across his socials!
Tillie Gya Makes Waves In Ghana With His New Song ‘Party’
Ghana’s vibrant music scene has just received a jolt of energy with the release of Tillie Gya’s latest hit, ‘Party.’ Produced by the highly acclaimed Beatz Vampire, this danceable song is set to take the airwaves by storm, infusing a blend of Dancehall and Amapiano to create an irresistible musical experience.
With its infectious beats and catchy lyrics, ‘Party’ is a testament to Tillie Gya’s talent and versatility as an artist. Known for his ability to cross genres seamlessly, Tillie Gya has once again proven his prowess with this electrifying fusion of two popular music styles.
The song has wasted no time in making its mark on the Ghanaian music scene, already gaining significant radio airplay across the nation. It’s no surprise that ‘Party’ has become an instant favorite among music lovers and partygoers alike. Its rhythm is tailor-made for dance floors, making it the perfect anthem for any celebration.
Beatz Vampire, the mastermind behind the production of ‘Party,’ has a reputation for creating chart-topping hits. His collaboration with Tillie Gya on this track showcases their collective ability to craft music that not only entertains but also keeps listeners grooving.
Tillie Gya’s lyrical prowess shines through as he delivers lines that resonate with audiences of all ages. His ability to connect with listeners on a personal level while keeping the party vibe alive is a testament to his songwriting skill.
‘Party’ is not just a song; it’s an experience. It’s a reminder that music has the power to bring people together, transcending boundaries and uniting us in celebration. As we navigate the ups and downs of life, tracks like ‘Party’ provide a much-needed escape, a chance to let loose and dance our worries away.
Ghana’s music industry continues to evolve, and artists like Tillie Gya are at the forefront of this musical revolution. With ‘Party,’ he has delivered a track that’s not only a testament to his own talent but also a celebration of the rich musical heritage of Ghana.
So, if you’re looking for the perfect soundtrack to your next celebration, ‘Party’ by Tillie Gya is the answer. With its irresistible blend of Dancehall and Amapiano, this song is guaranteed to get the party started and keep it going all night long. Get ready to dance, sing along, and experience the magic of Tillie Gya’s ‘Party.’
Gospel Artiste, Joseph And The Kohanim Releases Much Anticipated, “In Your Presence” Album
Following on from the success of his 2020 single ‘I Have A Dream,’ Joseph and the Kohanim is back three years later with his remarkable debut album entitled ”In Your Presence”, an album that began as an intimate journey within the heart and mind of Joseph himself.
He describes crafting each song as a ‘voyage,’ whereby melodies and choruses reverberated through Joseph’s thoughts before finding their final versions. ”In Your Presence” spans international borders with Nigerian and South African artists joining forces on tracks like “Beautiful, Wonderful” and “Dance Like David,” where Fega Micheal’s spirited rap in Nigerian-Pidgin English added a certain dynamic flair.
Additionally, featured artist Tee Mogano, who was once a backing vocal for Israel Houghton, lent his powerful lead vocals to “I’ll Be There,” bringing his South African timbres into the richs soundscapes on the same track, and on ‘Woke,’ Joseph was backed by an international chorus with united efforts from the UK – Joseph and his church members braving cold venues to harmonize for that true choir sound.
Across the Atlantic, Sharonda Griffin’s ethereal backing vocals came from Detroit, Michigan, to add an extra, transcendent layer. Joseph drew on his divine and faithful inspiration for tracks “Walking On Water” and “Lord I Need You”, which emerged in the weeks leading to the album’s release, fueled by a relentless desire to share his positive message.
With mixing and mastering in both Ghana and Detroit, ”In Your Presence” beckons listeners to embark on a transcendent journey, guided by the passionate and heartfelt expressions of Joseph and the Kohanim – a global testament to the power of Gospel music.
Joseph and the Kohanim is a multifaceted musician, songwriter and creative force who has been enthralled by music since his childhood. It was back in the early 90s that he first started
making music, inspired by the dulcet tones of artists such as the Clark Sisters, John P Kee, Fela Kuti, Gyedu Blay Ambolley and Earth Wind and Fire. His musical career was put on hold when he embarked on his spiritual journey as a missionary, travelling the globe
and spreading the positive messages of the Gospel. In 2017, Joseph finally found the time and opportunity to restart his musical career and, utilizing his decades of inspiration and dedication, released his debut single entitled ‘I Have A Dream’ in 2020. As Joseph and the Kohanim continues to craft his musical legacy with 2023 album ‘In Your Presence,’ his dedicated following are eagerly anticipating what this artiste has planned next.
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Rocky Dawuni Drops New Single “Shade Tree”
International musician, songwriter, producer and activist, Rocky Dawuni releases his new single “Shade Tree” worldwide on September 12, 2023. The single will be the first from the 3x GRAMMY Nominated musician’s forthcoming new album set to drop in 2024. “Shade Tree” is a timely new global anthem of empowerment and unity from the Ghanaian star.
The song is based on the concept of the tree that provides shade for all of the various “shades” of humanity. It is a convergence point and an oasis for all people. The shade tree is where conflicts and disagreements can be resolved; it provides “a shelter from the rain” which is shared amongst everyone. Humanity shares this common destiny because we are nature and our destiny is intimately entwined with each other and with all of life just as the roots of the tree. Under the tree we are a community in our individuality.
As the lyrics say “we are one, but we are not the same.” Just like the leaves of the tree, we are not all of the same as we represent different textures, colors and shades but we all share the same roots. The song is from a perspective of a lonely soul, seeking connection and community which is found in various manifestations in everyday life where people gather, celebrate and find connection from isolation. At a time when Africa is awakening to new political realities and the wider world is grappling with further geo-political divisions, this is a poignant song that reminds people of our shared humanity.
Rocky Dawuni’s own unique “Afro Roots” sound mixes Roots Reggae, Afrobeat, Highlife, Soul, Pop & more. A galvanizing performer, Dawuni has shared the stage with luminaries including Stevie Wonder, Ozomatli, Peter Gabriel, Angelique Kidjo and many more. Rocky was named one of Africa’s Top 10 global stars by CNN having showcased his talent at prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and The Hollywood Bowl. Rocky is a dedicated activist serving as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment for Africa and a Global Ambassador the World Day of African and Afro-Descendant Culture as well as running his own Rocky Dawuni Foundation. Through these and other designations he uses his music to shine a light on crucial issues facing humanity across the globe with live concerts, speaking roles, panels, youth empowerment and much more.
“Shade Tree,” written by Rocky Dawuni, has additional production by GRAMMY Nominated engineer and musician extraordinaire, Anthony Brewster as well as renown engineer Michael Vail Blum. The song was mixed by multiple GRAMMY Award winning engineer and producer, Qmillion aka Keith Lewis, known for his work on the Robert Glasper “Black Radio” albums, Seun Kuti and more. Drawing from diverse influences and vocals stylings that sometimes recall classic soul singers like Curtis Mayfield and D’Angelo, with a production approach that merges elements of Hip Hop, Reggae and soul stirring social commentary,” Shade Tree” keeps things moving with its irresistible conscious groove heralding a new world of hope.
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Prophetess Baby Yaa’s Uplifting New Single ‘Wo Kasa Ma Me’ Offers Gratitude And Inspiration
In the world of gospel music, few artists shine as brightly as Ghanaian prophetess, singer, songwriter, and performer Benedicta Apeagyei, popularly known as Prophetess Baby Yaa. Her latest single, ‘Wo Kasa Ma Me,’ is a testament to her faith and deep connection with the divine.
Released with a message of gratitude and appreciation for God’s love and favor, ‘Wo Kasa Ma Me’ is more than just a song; it’s a spiritual journey that invites listeners to reflect on their own blessings and the role of faith in their lives.
Prophetess Baby Yaa’s distinct voice carries the weight of her emotions as she sings about the countless ways in which God has come to her aid. The song serves as a reminder that amidst life’s challenges, there is always a reason to be thankful. It’s a message of hope and resilience that resonates with audiences far and wide.
The lyrics of ‘Wo Kasa Ma Me’ are deeply moving, touching on themes of faith, love, and divine intervention. With lines like “I will praise you forever; you’re my provider,” the song’s message is clear: faith is a source of strength and solace during difficult times.
Given the song’s powerful message and exceptional production, ‘Wo Kasa Ma Me’ is poised to make a significant impact in the world of gospel music. Its universal themes of faith and gratitude will likely resonate with a broad audience, transcending borders and cultures.
‘Wo Kasa Ma Me’ by Prophetess Baby Yaa is more than just a song; it’s a spiritual journey that invites listeners to reflect on their own faith and blessings. With its soul-stirring lyrics and exceptional production, this gospel single is destined to inspire and uplift audiences around the world. As we listen to Prophetess Baby Yaa’s powerful voice, we are reminded of the enduring power of faith and the importance of giving thanks for the love and favor that surrounds us.
eNZYM – Make Am Ft Halfco Baby
Experimenting on the Afropop sound, he dives into the challenges of life faced by young adults, specifically exploring the theme of daily tussles and severe privation but despite these challenges, it is possible to rise above them.
In the piece, he sings in a prayer request, “Ma Sha Allah, we’re ready, we’ve been through enough and it’s okay.”
eNZYM and Halfco Baby highlight the need to remember that these daily challenges are just preparing one for rosy days.
MAKE AM features a powerful vocal performance from the artistes where they poured their hearts and souls into every note and word.
The song is produced by Bhankie Beatz and mastered by Halfco Baby.
This piece is an affirmation, “WE GO MAKE AM, SAY IT IN BELIEF!”
The new single is readily available on all streaming platforms and everybody’s playlist needs to include this amazing song.
Chief One Soars Higher In Excellence With New Song ‘E Go Better’
In the ever-evolving landscape of African music, Chief One stands out as a true luminary, representing the rich tapestry of musical talent that the continent has to offer. With his latest track, “E Go Better,” Chief One proves once again that his artistry knows no bounds, blending the infectious rhythms of Amapiano with the soulful vibes of Afrobeats to create a masterpiece that resonates with audiences worldwide.
“E Go Better” is not just a song; it’s a musical journey that encapsulates the essence of patience and perseverance. Chief One’s lyrics are a testament to his storytelling prowess, as he weaves a narrative of hope and optimism through each verse and chorus. The message is clear: no matter the obstacles one faces, a brighter future is on the horizon.
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The fusion of Amapiano and Afrobeats in this track is a testament to Chief One’s musical versatility. The distinctive Amapiano groove adds a contagious energy to the song, while the Afrobeats elements infuse it with soulful melodies and harmonies. The result is a track that’s impossible not to move to, making it an instant hit on dance floors and playlists around the world.
Chief One’s vocals are nothing short of stellar, delivering each line with passion and authenticity. His voice carries the weight of experience, making “E Go Better” an anthem of hope for listeners from all walks of life.
In a world where music transcends borders, Chief One proudly represents Ghana and Africa as a whole. His dedication to his craft and his ability to seamlessly blend different musical genres is a testament to the global appeal of African music. “E Go Better” is yet another milestone in Chief One’s illustrious career, and it’s sure to cement his status as a superstar representing Africa worldwide.
And in a special tribute, Chief One’s “E Go Better” is inspired by the legendary Togolese singer, BELLA BELLOW, known for her timeless song “Blewu.” May her soul rest in peace. This connection to musical heritage adds an even deeper layer of significance to Chief One’s work, bridging the past and present of African music.
So, whether you’re a fan of Amapiano, Afrobeats, or simply appreciate good music with a meaningful message, Chief One’s “E Go Better” is a must-listen. It’s a song that reminds us all that patience is indeed a virtue and that better days are ahead. Join Chief One on this musical journey, and let the rhythms of “E Go Better” uplift your spirits and inspire you to keep moving forward. Africa’s musical legacy shines brightly through Chief One, and he’s ready to share it with the world.
Freddy Blaze Features Kofi Mole On His Latest Jam “Shame”
Ghanaian super talented artiste and the latest music ‘Shame’ performed by ‘NO LOVE’ serial hit-maker, Freddy Blaze.
Freddy Blaze Features Ghanaian hip hop, afrobeats artiste and No Gentlemen Allowed Music star, Kofi Mole on this mind-blowing masterpiece.
“Shamee was produced by Apya and visual directed by Kojo Myles.
RockieFella Releases 3rd Official Studio Album ‘Hugh’s Diary’ [Da Realities III]
He goes by name Owusu Peprah Yaw who has the stage name as RockieFella and always hails him self as Berekum’s Confidential has dropped his third official studio album which is really a mind blowing .The album name actually has the name of his first daughter Hugh J.P Jacs.
So the album is Her daughters diary according from his perception which has 10 songs and an introduction to the diary adding up to make it 11 songs .
This album honestly took two years for me and my production team headed by Dare Mame Beat to bring it out ..
there are a whole lot in this album
Track 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 11 was produced by Dare Mame Beat and track 10 was produced by Peerocky .RockieFella spoke said this to us
RockieFella has been very relevant from the beginning of the year till now with massive projects and production
I talked to him off line and he told us that he just want the whole world to hear him and that’s why he had this album so tight which took him 2 years .
So there are a lot in this tape ,RockieFella added
And surely I know it’s going to travel very far . Insha Allah .. Gad is Great and always the greatest!
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Now Hugh’s Diary Album is out
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