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I’m Not Against Hosting Of AfroNation; I just want justice – Nana Kwame Bediako

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Wonder World Properties Limited, Nana Kwame Bediako has downplayed suggestions that he is sabotaging the successful staging of the much-anticipated AfroNation Concert.

Nana Kwame Bediako on Friday filed a case at the Land Court division of the High Court, praying the court to place an injunction on the concert.

According to the businessman who is claiming ownership on the piece of land earmarked for the concert, with less than a week to the show, the organizers are yet to officially notify him of their interest in the said land.

Following report of his decision to seek redress in court, there have been insinuations that Nana Bediako is deliberately trying to undermine the show which is part of the government’s Year of Return initiative.

But the man popularly referred to as ‘Cheddar’ has opened up on his decision to go to court, explaining that he is not trying to stop the concert.

He disclosed that he was compelled to take the court action after several attempts made by his outfit to get the attention of the organizers proved futile.

“Wonder World belongs to me and Laboma are squatters. They claim their forefathers own the land but of course a land is acquired and the acquisition goes through a procedure. When I heard that AfroNation was on my land I made attempts to speak to them. I know the people behind and Rudy Kwakye so I thought this is a home issue whom I have known for long”.

“We tried our best to resolve it. I’m not trying to stop AfroNation because I feel that if I do it would empower me or make me become better than I am. That’s not what I’m trying to do. I’m trying to make sure that from now onward black people, Africans will start to respect Africans. When you look at this, AfroNation is coming from Europe though it is run by an African, the first show they did was in Europe. They will never do business this way, the way they are doing in Africa”.

The show scheduled for 27th to 30th December, 2019 at the Laboma Beach in Accra has billed artistes such Stonebwoy, Burnaboy, Kofi Kinaata, Wendy Shay and other acts from the African continent.

Afro Nation was founded by Adesegun Adeosun aka SMADE of Smade Entertainment and his partner Obi Asika.

It started in May 2018 in Portugal to sell African culture to Europe.

Ghana’s edition of the concert, is the first time it is being held in Africa.

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SOURCE: GHANAWEB

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VGMA 1ST NATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT – MEET YOUR SPEAKERS

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As part of the world music day celebration and as part of the activities lined up for the VGMA Musical June, Ghana’s biggest music awards scheme introduces the VGMA National Music Summit.

The summit is to use music as a tool to drive social change and is aimed at using education to empower players in the industry to help better the lot of the sector.

The summit is to be held with limited audience but shared with millions across the VGMA official social media channels. It starts at 10am and ends at 2pm.

The 4 hour event is meant to engage Musicians, Music Producers & Managers, Distributors of Music, Music Promoters, Media and Other Industry Players nationally to discuss core industry issues.

At the end of the dialogue, a communique on the insights, conclusions and recommendations collated from the discussions will be presented to the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Arts for consideration. There will be 3 panel discussions; Royalties – The Way Forward, Music Distribution in the Digital Era and Play it LIVE.

Starting off the conversation for Royalties- The way forward, are; Munyaradzi Chanetsa, A&R Manager, Sony South Africa. Rex Omar – Chairman Ghamro and Veteran Ghanaian musician. Abraham Adjetey, President of Ghamro. Trigmatic, is a Ghanaian award winning musician, composer, songwriter and Philanthropist. Last but not least, Cynthia Quarcoo, Managing Partner, CQ Legal & Consulting.

Leading the conversations in the Music distribution in the digital era are 3 distinguished industry players with in-depth practical knowledge in their respective field of endeavor. Chioma Onuchukwu is Head of Operations at TuneCore Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Gambia & Ethiopia. Jefferson Seneadza CEO of Aftown – a digital sales platform. Munyaradzi Chanetsa, A&R Manager, Sony South Africa. Juan Gomez is the Head of African Content and Curation at Pandora Media.

CEO EKB Records a talent Management and Entertainment company and LIVE Music enthusiast Kiki Banson, will be heading the PLAY IT LIVE discussion. With support from Kwame Yeboah, a Ghanaian born, UK based multi-talented instrumentalist, producer and keyboard player and programmer and Beats Mechanic.

The event will be hosted by Rudy Kwakye – Executive Producer AfroNationGhana Festival.

The VGMA NATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT is powered by charterhouse, partnered by Tv3, GHQR, KPMG, DStv, Media partners and proudly brought to you by Vodafone, Together We Can!

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Nanky Wins VGMA22 Unsung Initiative

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Ahead of the most prestigious music awards scheme in Ghana, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2021 slated for 25th and 26th June, Nanky has been announced winner of the Unsung Initiative.

The fast rising 28 year old Tema based Afro-Pop. R&B, Highlife singer who is currently signed on Sultan Incorporation was on Friday 18th June 2021 announced winner on TV3’s Showbiz 360 hosted by Giovani Caleb.

He won ahead of his competitors Oseikrom sikani, Adelaide the seer, Koby Tuesday, Kwame Yogot, Malcom Nuna, Queendalyn and Naana Blu.

Nanky, as the tradition has been since its inception in 2015, will get to perform at this year’s edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which would be held on Saturday, 26th June, 2021.

The Unsung is an initiative to project underground artistes who need the platform and exposure to make it to mainstream. Previous year’s has seen winners like Lynx Entertainment artiste Kuami Eugene, Reggae/dancehall artiste KelvynBoy among others.

The Unsung Initiative is produced by Charterhouse and brought to you by Closeup Toothpaste.

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VGMA 2021 – Ghana’s biggest music weekend beckons!

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Two nights of drama, awards, and exhilarating performances from 30 chart-topping acts will be LIVE in the spotlight at the 22nd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

From Efya, Kuame Eugene, Eno Barony, KiDi, Kwesi Arthur, Kofi Kinaata, Adina, Joe Mettle, Diana Hamilton, Medikal, Okyeame Kwame, through to Epixode, DopeNation, Mzvee, Sista Afia, Yaa Yaa, Dead Peepol, Yaw Tog, Gyakie, Fameye, Bethel Revival Choir, the VGMA will be the center of national attention next week Saturday.

Do well not to miss out on the two day event happening on the 25th & 26th June which will be live on TV3, Akwaaba Magic, Soundcity TV and on Ghana Music Awards, and MTV social media pages.

The VGMA is produced by Charterhouse with support from TV3, DSTV, GHQR Code and Vodafone.

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