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MzVee Bags International Collab With Jamaica’s Warrior King

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Jamaican reggae singer Warrior King is generating a major buzz in the music industry with his most recent single, ‘Africa Love’ – a collaboration with West African superstar MzVee.

The afrobeat track, created by popular producer Jermaine ‘Crawba Genius’ Henry, infused with a Latin undertone has been deemed a contemporary take on Warrior King’s authentic reggae sound.

The 2021 project, slated to be released on digital platforms on April 9, is a sample of the 1990s reggae hit single ‘Hello Mama Africa’ by Garnett Silk. Crawba Genius, who works closely with international dancehall sensation Charly Black, is noted as the creative behind that artiste’s ‘Domestic Violence’ single – released late 2019.

The producer, who is also known for his ‘Drip’, ‘Legends of Soul’ and ‘Dig Road’ rhythms shared that “I am fascinated with Garnett Silk’s sound… and I really love afrobeat. With the Garnett Silk idea in my head, I got creative. I wanted to do something with an authentic kind of vibe but something [for people] to dance,” he admits.

“When I give King the rhythm he says: “Tha rhythm here a murder!” … ‘Africa Love’ is like a crossover track for Warrior King.” “I heard a female on the track… and I wanted to keep it friendly for his audience as well. I’ve been listening to MzVee for a while now and I love her vocals and her appearance.

So, I saw that MzVee was perfect for the song and for Warrior,” said Crawba. The ongoing pandemic was not a deterrent for the two music sensations. Vocals for MzVee and Warrior King were recorded separately – in Ghana and Jamaica.

Warrior King, who is widely known for hit singles ‘Virtuous Woman’ (2001); ‘Never Go Where Pagans Go’ (2002); ‘Hold Da Faith’, ‘My Life’, ‘Can’t Get Me Down’ (2005); and ‘Wanna Give You Love’ (2009), expressed that “It’s a beautiful love song; an empowerment song.”

He went on, “I am feeling elated about this collaboration with MzVee. Working with feminine energy is always great.”

MzVee, who is on the heels of a video release for ‘You Alone’ from her critically-acclaimed fourth studio album ‘InVEEncible’, said “This song celebrates African love. He [Warrior King] praises the African woman and he talks about how beautiful, how strong and how courageous she is; and that’s exactly who an African woman is.

He is just a super good musician and I loved his flow on this song, it was super, super, super dope.”

MzVee, currently the only female Ghanaian on BBC 1xtra’s Africa’s 360 playlist, noted that “Reggae and afrobeat, these are genres that came from the sweat and toil and blood and love… They are two genres that are actually part of my singing style,” she asserted.

‘Africa Love’ also features the musical skills of Keneil DeLisser on drums and Almondo Douglas, on guitar.

The project is the second collaborative effort between Warrior King’s Rootz Warrior Productions and Crawba Productions; the first being the song ‘Moonlight Bright’ from the singer’s ‘Rootz Warrior’ album released in April 2016.

According to Warrior King, “Africa is where my heart is. So, this collaboration will make my presence be more felt in Africa… Afrobeat is like an offspring of reggae and reggae is the same African culture. So, the message [is the same] no matter the genre.

“For me, the message is what’s most important at the end of the day,” says Warrior King.

“I have high hopes for the song; for it to resonate especially with people in Africa, the Caribbean – wherever African people are around the world and especially with the youths.”

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Kriya Gangiah To Host The 2022 Kyalami 9 Hour

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In 2019, Kyalami made a welcome return to the international motorsport calendar as the iconic 9 Hour endurance race returned as part of the Intercontinental GT Challenge series.

The 9 Hour was again held in 2020 notwithstanding the restrictions imposed by the global covid pandemic. The race returns in 2022 (rescheduled from December 2021) as the final round of the 2021 Intercontinental GT Challenge – Powered by Pirelli, having visited Europe (Spa 24 Hour) and the USA (Indianapolis 8 Hour).

The event will be held from the 3rd to the 5th of February 2022 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and local radio and television presenter Kriya Gangiah is set to host inserts on the Intercontinental GT Challenge social media pages alongside other industry experts Tasmin Pepper, Ernest Page, Daniel Haynes and Nicole Naude. Kriya will also form part of the live broadcast on SuperSport.

Kriya and the other presenters will give fans an inside look at the major racing event as they show fans what goes on behind the scenes. They will be talking to pit crew, chefs and other industry experts and will even give fans an inside look at what goes down inside the VIP lounges.

On the iconic event returning to South Africa, Kriya says “The Kyalami 9 Hour is one of the most prestigious races in the Intercontinental GT Challenge and the fact that it has come back to South Africa means that it forms part of the series with Europe (in Spa) and the United States (in Indianapolis). Having it in South Africa really shows the progress that South Africa is making as a destination for motorsport.”

She adds that she is thrilled to be a part of such an iconic event. “Being a part of the Kyalami 9 Hour as social media and live broadcast host is such an honour and it’s so great to see not only the international teams, but the South African teams as well, giving their all on the course. I am really proud of how our local team is developing and I can’t wait to give you an inside look at all the action on the IntercontinentalGTChallenge social media pages and on SuperSport.”

The 9 Hour race has a long history at Kyalami with the first race being hosted at the circuit’s inaugural meeting held on the 4th of November 1961. The 9 Hour race was hosted at Kyalami until the mid-1980’s with many races won by Ferrari and Porsche amongst other great racing marques. Drivers contested the 9 Hour from all around the world with race winners including David Piper, Derek Bell and Jacky Ickx.

The return of the race to Kyalami in 2019 has ensured that the mystic and heritage, that made the 9 Hour and international success, continues for a new generation to experience and enjoy.

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Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Opens Nominations For 23rd Edition

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The organisers if the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Charterhouse Ghana, have opened nominations for this year’s edition.

They are therefore calling on all GH artistes, producers, and record labels with works released between Jan 1st – Dec 31st, 2021 to submit your entries for VGMA23 nominations to www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com

See their press release below:

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KiDi, Kuami Eugene To Perform At Indigo At The O₂ In London On March 6

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Lynx Entertainment signees, KiDi and Kuami Eugene are spreading their wings as far as their music careers are concerned.

While their songs are making inroads into other music markets the world over, they are not resting on their laurels in their bid to have a physical presence in those areas.

On 6th March 2022, the two Ghanaian music superstars will be performing at the Indigo at the O2 in London.

KiDi and Kuami Eugene are two of Ghana’s illustrious sons in the music industry who have enjoyed critical and commercial success, less than six years into their music careers.

They have quickly established themselves and have found places in the Highlife and Afrobeats genres.

KiDi, who is currently Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ Afrobeats Artiste of the Year has released hugely successful singles such as ‘Odo’, ‘Say Cheese’, ‘Enjoyment’ and the 2021 smash hit ‘Touch It’ which went viral on TikTok and spent several weeks on the UK Afrobeats Chart and the Billboard Global Triller Chart.

Kuami Eugene is a four-time Highlife Artist of the Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). He also won the ultimate slot (Artiste of the Year) at the 2020 VGMA.

He is known for hit songs such as ‘Angela’, ‘Confusion’, ‘Wish Me Well’, ‘Open Gate’ and is currently enjoying a lot of success with his massive collaborations such as ‘Happy Day’ (with Sarkodie) and ‘Love Nwantiti’ remix (with Ckay and Joeboy).

Kuami and KiDi are also loved for their riveting stagecraft and have rocked a lot of high-profile stages (both home and abroad).

Click on the link below for all your ticket reservations: https://www.axs.com/uk/events/421801/kidi-and-kuami-eugene-tickets?skin=indigo

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