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Fancy Gadam to be honoured at Zongofest awards

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For his effort in promoting the culture and values of the Zongos through his music, Dancehall artiste Fancy Gadam will be honoured by the National Commission on Culture(NCC) tomorrow at the National Theatre. In addition to the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards New Artiste of the Year, other personalities who have in diverse ways supported the development of  Zongo communities will ...

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Adele ranked richest solo female musician

Adele

A global arena tour and a few million more album sales earned Adele £40m last year, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. The pop star’s fortune rose from £85m to £125m – meaning she’s the richest solo female musician in the paper’s annual wealth survey. But she’s only joint 19th in the list of the UK and Ireland’s richest ...

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Teachers urged to incorporate music into their lessons

Classroom, pupils, teachers in Ghana

The special characteristics of music, when well harnessed in schools at all levels, could aid the social and physical development of students, Professor Joshua Adebisi Omotosho of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, has observed. He has consequently admonished all education instructors at all levels to incorporate music into their lessons. Prof. Omotosho who is a visiting Professor currently lecturing at ...

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Hiplife songs from the 90s & early 2000s you should listen to

REGGIE ROCKSTONE

Apart from highlife music, one genre of music that is peculiar to Ghanaians is hiplife. Let us not get into the argument of who the father of hiplife is; we haven’t recorded anything in any history book. No matter the kind of changes that it has gone through, the old kind of hiplife was great. Coupled with the music videos ...

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Laura Mvula found out she was dropped via email

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Singer Laura Mvula has revealed she found out she was dropped by her record label Sony via e-mail. In January, her former manager met the label and was told face-to-face that Mvula’s contract would not be renewed. But the Mercury-nominated musician told the BBC that she only found out about it from a forwarded email, which was seven lines long. ...

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Ten 80s songs you should listen to this weekend

The album cover of Xscape

The 80s were a great time for music and music lovers, though not very much for those who loved highlife music. Those were the times when highlife had a dip in form, if I may liken it to the career of a footballer. Music from other countries took over in this country and people enjoyed songs from ‘Obi manso’ more ...

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Davido earns $50,000 per show!

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Double 2014 MTV Africa Music Award winner, Davido isn’t just taking home awards, the self professed Omo Baba Olowo is also happily dancing to the bank! His older brother and manager, Adewale Adeleke wrote on Twitter: “Put my first 50k dolls into my business now my artist makes 50k a show! God is good!!!!!” His main artiste is Davido, promptly ...

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Guru: My catchy titles make me different

Guru

If one is asked to mention one unique thing about Guru’s songs, what may readily come to mind is the catchy titles he gives to his works. Very often, they tend to become household terms. Lapaz Toyota, Boys Abre, Obonsam Ani are some of the titles of his songs that have instantly become terms that have been used by majority ...

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