Entertainment

Ghanaian Gospel musician embarks on Prisons Ministry

Precious Hannah Ewoo is a Ghanaian Gospel based in the USA who is embarking on a project to share the gospel through her music with convicts in respective prisons in her native Ghana and also create awareness to the plight of these prisoners. In 2013, She released her album “Onyame Adom” which is a contemporary Ghanaian Gospel music CD that …

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King of Accra, the rapper/producer you almost never heard of

“At age 8, I was in my church choir where my older brother would occasionally write songs for me and my other siblings to sing at church. When I got to Junior high school I was performing songs by known artists like Obrafour of Ghana and Tupac at school entrainment activities.” This is Nii Kommetey Commey (born March 18, 1987) speaking …

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US based Ghanaian gospel Musicians release single in support of Black Stars

UGGAS Members A group of Ghanaian gospel musicians in the USA called the United States Ghanaian Gospel All-Stars (UGGAS) have gotten together to create a song in support of the efforts of the national team of Ghana, the Black Stars, as preparations advance for the world soccer fiesta in Brazil 2014. The song, which is a single, was sung in …

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Juliet Asante shares her hopes for the African movie industry

Juliet Asante; a Harvard University graduate, an entrepreneur, a women’s rights advocate, a contributor to the Huffington Post and a lover of film making believes the African film industry has the potential to surpass itself and surprise many a sceptic.The actress, producer, director and writer said this during a conversation with TheAfricanDream.net about her firm Eagle Productions Limited and its latest brand; Mobile Fliks with …

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Gyedu Blay-Ambolley on Simigwado and highlife history

Cover of the new album Gyedu-Blay Ambolley is one of the most original musicians to come out of Ghana, he is noted for being a pioneering highlife musician, songwriter, producer, composer and the inventor of the ‘Simigwa‘ genre. I recently had the opportunity of speaking with the ‘Simigwa‘ inventor about his association with highlife music from Ghana which emerged in the …

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Rocky Dawuni talks Africa politics

Rocky Dawuni and John Legend I first featured Rocky Dawuni on my blog in March of 2012 but prior to that, we’ve had a relationship lasting beyond that timeline and it was in my attempt to check in on him recently that gave birth to this piece where we got to talk about what is new with him and Africa politics. Below is …

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Koby Maxwell Celebrates Ghana at 56 with friends in the Diaspora

  As part of plans to celebrate the 56th anniversary of Ghana, Koby Maxwell is hosting a number of Ghanaian and other African artists to join hands in celebrating the beauty and culture of the African entertainment industry. Fellow movie stars, musicians and philanthropist of non-African origin will also be in attendance. The event will be held at Lanham Maryland, USA. …

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Hiplife 3:16, The gospel according to Reggie Rockstone

The Genesis Reginald Ossei; also known as Reggie Rockstone, AKA ‘the God-Father of hiplife’, a Ghanaian music genre which is a fusion of authentic Ghanaian lyrics with a mixture of traditional Ghanaian language and Hip Hop instrumentals, believes Ghana music has not done enough justice to HipLife as a genre. To right this wrong, Reggie is about to embark on …

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Mutombo The Poet of Ghana presents Africa’s spoken word to the world

Mutombo The Poet during a recital in Ghana Today my piece will be on Spoken Word; a form of poetry that often uses alliterated prose or verse and occasionally uses metered verse to talk about happenings in a society. This style of poetry is mainly in the first person singular and generally from the poet’s point of view, it is …

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