Entertainment

The musical journey of Cobby Raymond to create his EP amidst COVID19

Out of the blue Raymond Kobby Owusu Asamoah reached out to TheAfricanDream.net via Instagram, asking that we check out his music. So we did exactly as he asked and got to learn through his message that Cobby Raymond, which is his stage, name is a budding Ghanaian singer-songwriter and a former student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) …

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Ded Buddy (QWECi) set to Release the AFRO KING ALBUM

Super talented cross-genre R&B, Soul, Pop, and Edm act Ded Buddy who is also known as QWECi is set to finally release his much-awaited Afro King Album in May 2021. Sources close to the New York-based Ghanaian musician revealed that the initial plan was to release an EP, but QWECi’s team decided to go with an album as his fans …

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Don Dada drops eight-track album

South Africa-based Zimbabwean artiste, Don Dada, pictured, has released an eight-track album titled Alkebulan, which celebrates the vibrancy of the African continent. All the tracks except one on the new  album, being distributed by the late reggae  superstar Bob Marley’s record label, Tuff  Gong, were produced by Jamaican musician Leroy Scarlett. Don Dada told the Daily News that the new  …

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“I was one busy creative before COVID19, now thanks to the pandemic I have discovered more of me” — Orthan Core reveals

Again TheAfricanDream.net weighs the impact of COVID-19 on the life and art of an artist. Coming out of a pandemic that almost knocked the world out, government institutions, as well as private organizations and individuals. We are analyzing the effect of the Coronavirus on humans and their activities. And today artists the artist under our covid-scope is new and emerging …

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The world’s biggest music companies are scrambling to sign African artists

Fueled by a young population, great musical talent, and more streaming opportunities, Africa’s music industry is booming, and the world’s major record labels are taking notice. Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, two of the world’s biggest record labels, have their sights on the continent. In the past few years, they have been signing top African artists, hiring personnel …

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Ghana Indie rap act IceWhiz says “work hard and honestly to get there”

As the world is fighting a pandemic and measuring the impact of COVID-19 on humans and our activities, TheAfricanDream.net is also contributing to this cause by interviewing artists to appreciate how the pandemic has affected their arts and lives. So we dispatched our Ghana-base correspondent Oppong Clifford Benjamin to interview ICEWHIZ who is a Ghanaian hip-pop independent (indie) artist who, …

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Rapper-actor DMX, known for iconic hip-hop songs, dead at 50

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks and “What!” as an ad-lib, has died, according to a statement Friday from his family. He was 50. The Grammy-nominated performer died after suffering …

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Kim Kardashian West joins billionaires’ club

US reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has joined the elite club of the super-rich (in case anyone had any doubts) by achieving billionaire status. Her net worth reached $1bn (£720m) thanks to her cosmetics and clothing interests as well as income from TV, endorsement deals and investments, Forbes business magazine says. She is now one of the 2,755 figures …

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US hip hop star: Akon to build Akon city in Uganda by 2036

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US hip hop star Akon has said during his recent trip to Uganda that he will be building a city in that country called the Akon City. The government of Uganda has already agreed to allocate him land of the size of 1 square mile. A statement from State House said the president had a fruitful meeting with the Senegalese …

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24-year-old ex-Nigerian beauty queen shot dead in U.S

A former Nigerian beauty queen, studying for her doctorate degree in the United States, Najeebat Sule has been shot dead. Police say Sule was shot multiple times by an unknown gunman in Philadelphia, United States. The unknown assailant shot the 24-year-old model on March 12 while sitting in her car in the city’s Holmesburg neighborhood, Fox29 Philadelphia reported. She was …

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