In the course of the week, I had a cause to disagree with some stalwarts in the entertainment industry over attempts to denigrate the artistes billed to perform at this year’s Radio and Television Personality (RTP) Awards. Primarily, the arguments are that the artistes, Ebony Reigns, Kurl Songx, Patience Nyarko and “One Corner” hit maker… Continue reading Of Patapaa’s RTP Performance and the Outburst of Industry Players
There is passion: there are many who have passion; there are a few who exhibit it; and there are few who live it! One of the few who emote extreme passion by living it is one young man I have encountered, thanks to social media. I have never met him in person; neither have I… Continue reading Reflecting on Life and the Industry: My Encounter with “The Article God”
It’s almost becoming a cliché, if it already hasn’t, that Zylofon Media is synonymous with ‘signings.’ “Zylofon should sign this person! Why won’t Zylofon acquire this/that? Zylofon needs to invest in that!” are some of the many pleas that people throw at the gold steps of Zylofon Media. For many, Zylofon Media deserves every good… Continue reading How We Kill Investors in the Entertainment Industry
I have always asked a very simple question in my journalism class any time I meet fresh students: “Which field of journalism will you find yourself if you decide to practice?” Unsurprisingly, the majority of the students want to be in the arts and entertainment fraternity. For them, the opportunity to be easily recognised, and… Continue reading Can Anything Good Come from Arts Writers in Ghana?
If you are not billed to die, nothing can fast track your death. Yaw Sarpong’s two year bed-ridden story perfectly caps into one of his most popular songs, commonly referred to as “Joseph.” From the throes of death to a talked about legend, there is no gainsaying that the gospel legend is one of the… Continue reading Yaw Sarpong’s Resurgence: A lesson to the Veteran Musician
“This happened a few months ago…. A friend of mine slept over my house and asked to use my cell phone. I gave it to her and she began texting someone. I took back my phone and began texting whoever it was, thinking it was a guy. But no, it was some girl. We… Continue reading “What’s on your mind?” The Deadly Question Ruining our Social Media Lives
I read this post by Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year, Joe Mettle on Facebook thus: “And you have been made complete in Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority [Colossians 2:10.] When you know you are complete in Christ, you don’t compete. You are unique and special. We are to… Continue reading Lack of Aggression Killing Gospel Artistes
That the fastest growing musical expression in Ghana is gospel music. Since the late 1980s gospel music has assumed an increasingly prominent position in Ghanaian religious and social life. According to a study by Abanfo Atiemo of the University of Ghana, “Gospel music constituted about 75% of recorded musical works in Ghana in 1993; and… Continue reading Ghanaian Gospel Music: In Ages Past; Our Hope to Come?
One chorus that made the most ‘noise’ when Sarkodie released his ‘New Guy’ song, which features American rapper Ace Hood, was that the track was not Ghanaian. That school of thought argued that they cannot relate to the song, and that Sarkodie could have portrayed Ghana in the song, having gotten that opportunity to collaborate… Continue reading What Makes an Artistic Piece Ghanaian?
Hasn’t it become fashionable for celebrities, and sometimes “well meaning" people in society to pose for the cameras with the vulnerable or needy in society, on special occasions in the their lives, and/ or on occasions they deem important as a way of quelling some bad press? It is unusual. It is good. It may… Continue reading Our Celebrities and the “Touch and Go” Foundations