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GHANA ROCKS RETURNS WITH JIDENNA, FUSE ODG, R2BEES, BURNA BOY & MORE ON DECEMBER 29

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Charterhouse Productions is happy to announce the return of the biggest indoor music concert ever to hit the capital city, Ghana Rocks!

Also known as “The Official Shutdown Party of the Year”, the show is undoubtedly the most anticipated line-up of the biggest acts from GH and other parts of the world on one stage every 27th December since its inception in 2007.

The last edition of Ghana Rocks, headlined by Stonebwoy was held in 2016 and featured other celebrated acts including Tekno and Samini.

Prior to that, the show had staged some of the biggest and most successful musicians from Ghana, the US and the UK including Samini in 2008, Donae O in 2009, Tinchy Stryder in 2010, Chipmunk in 2011, Lethal Bizzle, Fuse ODG and Davido in 2012, the legendary DJ Tim Westwood in 2013 and Sarkodie, Shatta Wale and Yemi Alade in 2014.

WHATS NEW?

DATE CHANGE

First off, the date has been changed from the traditional December 27th to December 29th, 2018 and will be held at the bigger Fantasy Dome auditorium inside the Accra International Trade Fair Centre.

THE ACTS

Aside the very talented acts from GH, headlining the much anticipated 2018 edition of Ghana Rocks are two great talents who have never graced the big stage in GH before and one whose first official big stage performance was right here in GH, on Ghana Rocks with that hit track ‘Azonto’.

We start off with the classic man, Jidenna!

JIDENNA

Jidenna is signed to Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records label and distributed through Epic Records. In February 2015, he released his first official single, called “Classic Man” featuring Gian Arthur. The song was on heavy rotation throughout the United States and debuted at number 49 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. It won him three awards at the 2015 edition of the Soul Train Awards and a Nomination at the 2016 edition of the Grammy Awards.

FUSE ODG

Nana Richard Abiona is a Ghanaian-English recording artist better known by his stage name Fuse ODG. On 2 June 2013 he released his debut single “Antenna”which peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart, and at number 85 on the Irish Singles Chart. On 29 September 2013 he released the single “Azonto”, which peaked at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart. On 19 October 2013, he was awarded ‘Best African Act’ at the MOBO Award’s 18th Anniversary.

Fuse ODG in 2013 won four awards at the Urban Music Awards; Best Music Video, Best Single, Best Artiste and Best Collaboration and on 29 December 2013 he released the single “Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)”, which peaked at number 5 on the UK Singles Chart.

BURNA BOY

On 31 May 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled “Like to Party” which saw his rise to prominence. He is undoubtedly one of the most sought after acts especially among the youth. With a brand that exudes buoyancy, dynamism, modesty and persistence, there’s no denying the fact that Burna would be an act worth seeing as he exhibits all these elements through a no holds barred display of musical talent, respect for fans and sheer vigour on stage.

2013 saw the release of his debut studio album. L.I.F.E., which featured guest slots from Wizkid, Timaya, 2face, and M.I., and drew favorable reviews from the music press. In 2017, he teamed up with producer Juls for the single “Rock Your Body.” A host of singles followed throughout the year, including “GBA,” “Streets of Africa,” “Koni Baje,” and “Sekkle Down,” featuring J Hus. Dropping the Lily Allen-aided single, “Heaven’s Gate,” in early January 2018, Ogulu delivered his third album, Outside, later that month and it came along with the hit track ‘ye’.

OTHER ACTS

Also performing at Ghana Rocks 2018 is a large contingent of what we call the New Republik of GH Music. R2Bees, Kidi, Kuami Eugene, King Promise, Kwesi Arthur, A.M.G. Medikal, Wendy Shey, Africa’s number one DJ, Mr. Black, DJ Vyrusky many other acts.

SUMMARY

If there’s any music concert to attend this Christmas, then that concert definitely has to be Ghana Rocks slated for Saturday 29th December 2018 at the Fantasy Dome in Accra. This release is just an idea of what will happen on that night.

It is an event that cannot be narrated, discussed or reported. The best way to be a part of it is to experience it live at the Fantasy Dome. This is the official shutdown party of the year. Ghana Rocks!!!!! Ya don kno!

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UBA Ghana Donates African Literature Books To Four Senior High Schools To Mark Internatonal Day Of The African Child

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UBA Ghana has donated boxes of various African Literature Books to four Senior High Schools to commemorate the 2021 International Day of the African Child

The beneficiary schools were Accra Academy Senior High School, Accra Girls’ Senior High School, Teshie Technical Institute all in the Greater Accra region and St Paul’s SHS in the Volta region.

The International Day of the African Child, is a day set aside to by the United Nations to celebrate Africa children on the 16th of June every year.

This donation is in line with the UBA Foundation commitment to the education of African Youth through the Read Africa Project.

Presenting the books to the various schools, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Henry Nii Dottey, said UBA is committed to rekindle the dwindling reading culture amongst African youths.

“The passion for reading informative and educative books is fast eroding due to the advent of materials on the internet and media content and this is part of the ills we want to correct in the continent’s educational sector”, he said.

He added: “Having identified the need to curb the trend across the continent, the UBA Foundation through the Read Africa has been donating books to encourage reading among junior and senior secondary schools students across Africa”.

Mr. Dottey also used the opportunity to call upon the schools to actively participate in this year’s National Essay Competition. He noted the National Essay Competition provides funding of up to US$10,000 annually and encourage all students to participate in order for them to enhance their chances of living the dreams of tertiary education in any part of Africa.

He added that the vision of Tony Elumelu through the Africapitalism project which seeks to use African resources to develop Africa can only start with the education of our people.

Mr. Emmanuel Ofoe Fiemawhle, Headmaster of Accra Academy and Mrs. Gifty Andoh, Headmistress of Accra Girls’ Senior High Schools both expressed their gratitude to UBA for the kind gesture demonstrated towards their schools.

They both assured UBA that the schools will put the books to good use and ensure students read them while encouraging them to start preparing towards this year’s National Essay Competition.

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Sidney Williams tells Hammer, “You Know Too Well Not To Kiss Shatta Wale’s Ass.”

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Sidney A. Williams, a Ghanaian entertainment critic and former radio producer for Y107.9FM in Accra, is dissatisfied with the recent words of renowned music producer Edward Nana Poku Osei, also known as “Hammer.”

Sidney’s dissatisfaction comes at the back of Hammer’s recent utterances about Ghanaian journalist Arnold Asamoah Baidoo who described dancehall artiste Shatta Wale as the most “inconsistent and confused” artist.

In a post, Hammer shared a different opinion saying;

“I can’t believe people are celebrating you for being so disrespectful to another human being in the name of what, opinion?” You people live quietly behind closed doors with your imperfections and just because someone’s life is public you think you can have an opinion?

In a new video shared on YouTube, Sidney who feels disappointed at Hammer’s utterances is heard saying;

“The attack on Arnold is so unfair.  It’s so uncalled for. Knowing who Hammer is and the kind of things he’s doing can only be equated to ass-kissing. When people go wrong, it’s only right you allow them to be straightened than to jump behind them for whatever reason.”
He went ahead to advise Hammer to protect his image than speak to kiss ass which will eventually open him up for attacks and insults.

“You only need to be protecting your legendary status and achievements at this time than opening yourself up for attacks for actually saying things that lacks credence.”

Watch Sidney Williams speak out on the Shatta Wale, Hammer and Arnold debacle.

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Kida Kudz Celebrates 2pac’s Birthday In Epic Tribute Video For ‘Makaveli’

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Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter hailing from London via Lagos and back Kida Kudz shares an unbelievable tribute video for ‘Makaveli’, his sonic homage to the late Tupac Shakur.

Referencing the Hit ‘Em Up (Dirty)’ video, the Biggie & Tupac Doc by Nick Broomfield, the iconic NY Times cover alongside Snoop and Suge Knight, his appearance in Juice and more – it’s a perfectly executed tribute that was conceptualised and styled by Kida himself.

A track that he recorded at home in the UK where he was speaking about how he and his people move in life, ‘All my jigga’s anti-social’, it naturally progressed into being quite inspired by Makaveli and Tupac’s spirit and attitude – one of his biggest influences.

Following the lyrically potent first single Animalistic’ that explored incarceration and his euphoric house and dancehall infused Bella Smhurda assisted ‘Ball Till We Fall, ‘Makaveli’ is the third single taken from his highly anticipated new mixtape TOP MEMBA out July 9th and available to pre-order now.

Speaking on the video, Kida said: “Makaveli was shot by my friend Visionnaire Pictures. The idea came from both of us putting our heads together to think of the best 2Pac images and recreate them on a budget in the studio. I styled myself using vintage pieces and a lot of clothes I already owned as I love 90’s fashion… I got the pieces from my wardrobe, ordered some, and got my family members to help out with styling …The thought was to bring 2pac back to life, trying to get it as close as possible…. It’s an energised video from head to toe.”

Since its announcement and release of accompanying singles this Spring, TOP MEMBA is already set to scorch the scene this summer with early support from the likes of Highsnobiety, The Line of Best Fit, Complex, Dummy, Notion, CLASH, DJ Target and more. Aptly and affectionately named after Kida’s fans to whom this mixtape is dedicated to, this highly anticipated 10-tracker was written in the afterglow of the birth of his first son at his home in London, making this his most intent and personal body of work to date.

Born in ‘IB City’ Ibadan, Nigeria and raised by his serial entrepreneur mother, Kida Kudz always had an intense love for music counting the likes of Lil Wayne, Tupac, DMX, BBK, Fela Kuti, Haruno Ishola, Tuface and Ebenezer Obey as some of his most vital influences. After winning two high profile talent competitions in Nigeria as a young boy, Kida’s unrelenting work ethic and drive led him to move to London, UK, when he was 14 to take his craft more seriously studying Music Technology, Audio Engineering, Music Business and Media Production at college and university.

Thrust into a completely new environment and culture at such a decisive age, like many young African immigrants in the UK Kida battled with issues around acceptance and identity but found solace in music. The sound you hear today self-coined ‘AFRO JIGGY’ is the perfect manifestation Kida’s dual identity and artistic sensibilities blending the best the UK and Africa has to offer that’s lead him to collaborate with the likes of Ms Banks and Pa Salieu on Juls’Like Tu Danz’, Burna Boy on the ‘Issa Vibe Remix’ and Chip on his 2020 debut mixtape Nasty with the single ‘Red Flag’.

No stranger to the limelight, Kida Kudz’ authentic, intelligent and vibrant output has had incredible co-signs from Playboi Carti and A$AP Rocky as well as gaining fans in the likes of HYPEBEAST, RedBull, TRENCH, GRM Daily, Complex, Hunger, CLASH and more. He has graced festival stages from Oh My to Afronation and his distinguished personal style and keen eye for fashion has led to collaboration with Daily Paper, Tommy Hilfiger, Clarks and more.

TOP MEMBA TRACKLIST:

  1. Animalistic
  2. Makaveli
  3. Figure 8 Ft. Gemitaz
  4. Nobody Ft. Tanika
  5. Problem
  6. Cherry Mango Ft. Made Kuti
  7. Ball Till We Fall Ft. Bella Shmurda
  8. Ghetto Riddim Ft Bobby 6ix & Daddy 1
  9. Never Saw Us
  10. Redemption

WATCH: ‘MAKAVELI’: https://platoon.lnk.to/makaveli-video

STREAM/SHARE ‘MAKAVELI’: https://platoon.lnk.to/makaveli

PRE-ORDER TOP MEMBA: https://platoon.lnk.to/Top-Memba

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