Mathew Eleojo Adama, professionally known as ‘Bassmatics’ is a Nigerian Pro Bassist and a music producer. He started playing the bass in 2007 but started playing professionally in 2010. He is the official Bassist of the award winning group ‘The Gratitude’ @thegratitudecoza and has featured in albums like ‘Hello World’ and had also recorded alot of songs like ‘Rababeah, Tell Somebody, what have you not done, ‘Oya love’ Da Blood, and many more… He has played in both local and international stages and worked with the likes of Don Moen, JJ Hairston, Chevron Franklin, Bishop Mclendon, Bishop George Blumer, Preye Odede, Freke Umoh, Sunny Badu and more…. and has also shared stage with Todd Dulaney, Vashawn mitchell, Donnie mcclurkin, Jonathan Nelson, Tye Tribbett, Rich Tolbert, Phil Thompson, Tim Godfrey, just to mention a few. Over the years he has travelled to different countries like; Dubai, South Africa, UK…. etc, for concerts, recordings and festivals. He’s currently based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is the organiser of Bassmatics zoom class and teaches bass on his YouTube channel ‘Bassmatics’
Bright Osei is a renowed musician in Africa and the world in general. He is a composer, writer, music director and a singer. He plays the bass guitar and also play around the other instruments. He is an HND holder in Marketing and had his first class degree in Management at Central University. Bright started as a gospel bass player and he is the bass player for Ghana jazz collectives. He is the Bass player for groove house recording studio. Among the artists He has worked with are and just to mention Kojo Antwi , Lumba, Ofori Amponsah, Dada Kd, Nat Brew, the late Jewel Ackah, Ck man, Ohemaa Mercy, Bless Kofi Nti, Efya, Oj , Francis Agyei, Joe mettle, Paa kwow, Manifest, Sarkodie, Nana boro and many more. He has shared stage with some international jazz players like Peter white (London), Barry finerty(New York), Nicolas Genest(France), Victor Dey, Bernard ayisa, Mihi from South Africa, Sean powell (New York), Nicholas Genest(France), Peter white (UK), Tueos Noble (Netherland), Sian Thomas(UK), Sean Nowel (New York), Dave Cordus (New York), Etienne Charles(New York), Seth Trachy (New York), Gordon Louis(New York), Benedikt Jahel (Germany), Gert Vincent (Denmark) and many more.
Moise Basinza is a Bass Guitarist, Composer, music director & Arranger (Drcongo/Kenya). He was born 1992 in Congo, Bukavu and began his musical journey at a young age in a city called “Bukavu” in Congo where he grew up. Growing up in a musical Christian family, Moise drew a lot of inspiration from the people around him. Moise’s passion to play music grew and he decided to join a kids choir in Church as a drummer and later on pursued it further, and asked his brother to show him something on the rhythm guitar, he learned how to play 2 chords which was quite intriguing. He was very happy and proud to have learnt something. Being a young musician his parents did not fully support his desire to pursue music because they wanted him to pursue Civil engineering but God definitely had other plans, as we all know “GOD’S PLANS WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL OVER HUMAN PLANS”. He recieved opposition in his musical journey and got discouraged but the fire in him to get to the top kept burning. After clearing his O levels , at the age of 20 Moise developed great interest on playing the bass and taught himself by listening to some congolese and Kenyan Music. Moise left his home town for Kenya and decided to go and live in Nairobi/Kenya where he had no relative or friend and life there was not easy at all. He managed through by God’s grace and by going to different events and networked with other musicians who helped him pull through and understood how the kenyan Industry operates. While there Moise joined the worship team in a church called “RESURRECTION TEMPLE” in Nairobi where he played the bass guitar and he was exposed to different genres of music. A few years later he got a chance to meet great musicians and after sometime he met one of the best drummer in Kenya and East Africa and his all time favourite drummer up to this time who loved Moise’s playing called: “AMANI BAYA” who introduced him to the music industry properly as his bassist. He would take Moise with him to all the gigs and that’s where Moise was able to network and build his rapport as a musician.
Within no time Basinza became one of the most recommended bassist in the country and he was able to work with good musicians such as Mckinlay Mutsembi, Mokua Rabai, Victor Kinama, Kasiva Mutua, Jack Muguna, George Nyoro,Brian Omondi….
After sometime, Moise got an opportunity to work with some big Kenyan artists such as
Eunice Njeri, Alice Kimanzi, Gideon Kimanzi, Mercy Masika, Tetu Shani, Nairobi Horns project (NHP), Iklektik Band, Antoneosol, Nameless, Wyre, Sanaipei, Worship factory, Praise fest… and many more who further spread the word and highly recommended him to other prominent artists. Event organisers and so many other people got to know Moise from there.
In pursuit for deeper knowledge and experience Moise got a privilege to be part of some amazing events and great music concerts and celebrations such as the; ●Safaricom international Jazz festival (Kenya) ●Joy of Jazz festival (South Africa) ●NairoBass (Kenya)
He has also worked in some of the national projects as bassist: ●47 Million reason; ●Ongea Summit; ●Sport pesa festival, ●Jamhuri reggae, & Standard Group Media house; ●Worship concerts and many more
Moise Basinza has progressively created his brand and become an influential sessional Bassist, as well as a successful Composer, music director & Arranger.
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As the month of October declares as the world’s breast cancer awareness month, the Women’s Commission of NUGS – Ukraine Adelaide Oti Yeboah brings to you a virtual talk show titled “Breast cancer” with Dr. Diana Abekah which is aimed at educating especially women about breast cancer.
According to her, the talk show is going to be focused on the following;
What exactly is Breast Cancer.
What are the genetic risks for breast cancer and what is the reason behind it.
What are the natural risk for breast cancer .
As women how can we prevent breast cancer.
Is Breast Cancer curable?
What are some of the treatment of breast cancer.?
What advice can you please give to all the women out there concerning breast cancer?.
This will be aired live on Facebook @NUGS-Ukraine and RadiopowerUA;
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
Breast cancer awareness month is a yearly campaign that intend educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more. This campaign starts on October 1 and ends on October 31 every year
Jay Hunton is a member of the Award winning Team The Gratitude COZA . He created his own guitar at the Age of 8 before proceeding to Poly Ibadan to study music. It was crystal clear that his Hunger for Goodmusic /African sound Made him leave His school. He travelled to almost 25 states of his country to study their sounds and that landed him in Ghana. Hunton spent 7 years studying African sound and also enroll in so many Music Educational courses. He was the main Guitarist at Action chapel for 4 years. He was featured on BBC African beat with VILLY & the xtreme volumes. He has worked with renowned musicians all over the worlds. Among artistes He has worked with are Dr Sonnie Badu, Becca, Guiltybeat, Djbrezzy, Villy, Sarkodie, Kulli Chana, Patoranking Felinuna, YOM, Wanlov, M3nsa .Mr. Hunton is currently an Active member of ThegratitudeCoza. @cozaglobal @biodunfatoyinbo @calbutson_ominor @helen_ibe @mrchanxVisit our website(www.rdbassconsult.com) to register Fam! You can’t miss #BassConnect_Africa2020(The Virtual Edition)
Hailing from Zambia’s capital city, Lusaka, born 23rd April , Chanda musanya, affectionately known as Mr Chanx Mr. Chanx is a young talented and an all round guitarist and bass player. His love for music started at an early age, playing first, mostly, in church with a notable influence of soukous guitar maestro Flamme Kapaya and an adornment of kalindula bass guitar virtuoso, Sam Chiluba of Amayenge Asoza. He was later introduced to the music of Richard bona and George Benson, all which is fused into an energy which can be heard in his groovy music filled with so much soul and can be seen in his electrifying stage presence. He has worked with and shared the stage Zambia’s top notch artist in T Sean, Angela Nyirenda, Mampi, Mumba Yachi, James Sakala, Maureen Lilanda, Afro Red band, The Elect band, Mr Moses Sakala , Chef 187 and international artists such as Oliver Mutukudzi,koffi Olomide, Fally ipupa, boys to men, Brian McKnight and Joe Thomas to name but a few. He is currently in studio recording his first album which is a collaboration with zambia’s award winning guitarist Uncle Rex. His vision is to share to the world his amazing understanding and interpretation of music and take Zambian and African music to greater heights.
@jayhunton @calbutson_ominor @helen_ibe
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Olorunfemi Elijah Ayodeji, professionally known by his stage name ‘eejayworld’ Eejayworld is a Nigerian music producer and pianist. He started playing the keyboard in 2001 but officially started producing in 2018.He is the official producer/pianist of the award winning group ‘The Gratitude’ @thegratitudecoza and has produced songs like ‘what have you not done, ‘Oya love’ and many more… He has played in both local and international stages and worked with the likes of JJ Hairston, Tope Alabi, Sola Allyson, IbIronke, TyFirst and the nufamily. The Avalanche Coza and also shared stage with Todd Dulaney, Vashawn mitchell, Donnie mcclurkin, Jonathan Nelson, Tye Tribbett, Rich Tolbert, Phil Thompson, Tim Godfrey,among others…He’s currently based in Abuja and working on new projects to be revealed in the nearest future.#BassConnect_Africa2020 (The Virtual Edition) #ConnectingAfricathrough_the Rhythm @biodunfatoyinbo @cozaglobal @thegratitudecoza @nsanku_pekay @eugenelegrande @mike_bsharp
Hundreds of Nigerians in Ghana have assembled at the Nigerian High Commission to protest against ongoing police and military brutalities from the SARs taskforce in Nigeria.
The protestors are asking President Akufo-Addo, in his capacity as the ECOWAS chair, to call President Muhammed Buhari to order.
“How can you kill civilians protesting against brutalities, without arms? Is this democracy,” a protestor told JoyNews.
This follows several reports of brutalities from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a Nigerian Police Force unit created to deal with crimes associated with robbery, motor vehicle theft, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and firearms.
Nigerians took to the streets to protest with a hashtag #EndSARs following the ongoing brutalities.
Throughout the protests, many African youth have demanded their various leaders to, at least, state their position on the ongoing crisis in the region while accusing President Muhammadu Buhari and his leadership of complicity.
Mr Buhari is yet to publicly address the Nigerian citizens as the development continues to degenerate.
On Tuesday night, the Nigerian military opened fire on one of the pivot areas for the ongoing mammoth demonstrations, Lekki Toll Gate, injuring many unarmed civilians in the process.
This development has led Nigerian citizens to take a step further by calling for an intervention from the ECOWAS community.
They have asked President Akufo-Addo as the ECOWAS chair to intervene, with Nigerians protesting in Ghana demanding the withdrawal of the country from the Commission as a sanction and a wake up call to President Buhari.
“I have nine siblings in Nigeria, I am scared for their lives, that’s why I’m out here protesting,” another Protestor added.
Meanwhile, Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has denied being involved in the brutalities.
Michael Butsorme popularly known as “B-Sharp” is a keyboardist and music producer from Ghana. He is the production coordinator, a Producer and recording engineer at ONA Studios/Records Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana. Michael graduated from IPMC with a diploma in Graphics and website design. Born to a family with parents having musical backgrounds and music talents in their respective families, Michael had a foundation to build on as he started learning the keyboard at the age of 13. And went on to play in church. He slowly became a force to reckon with as he progressed in his musical journey. His production career started as he joined Overflow Inc. in 2014. He has played with such artists as Joe mettle, Pastor Isaiah, Mr. Patrick Masoperh, Accra Symphony Ochestra, Bishop Eric Kwapong. The late Kaysi Owusu, Pastor Ella, Pastor Helen Yawson, Cwesi Oteng, and many others. He has also produced for the likes of Overflow Inc., Exit Inc., Mr. Patrick Masoperh, Enuonyam Akuffo, Agnes Birago, Tim Godsgift and many others. And he’s the current Band director for both Overflow Inc and Exit Inc. He has been playing music for about 15 years now and been teaching for 6 years. He was recently featured on the “Nord World Sessions” as keyboardist from Ghana.
Eugene “LeGrande” Akatsa is a born again Christian, serving as a music minister at the Purpose Centre Church under Rev. Julian Kyula in Nairobi Kenya. He is a techpreneur working as the Founder and MD to Akili Mambo which is a Kenyan born corporate development firm that specializes in performance and talent management through bespoke e-learning solutions. Akili Mambo is an innovation based company that has created a niche in making learning available, accessible, affordable to all through cloud solutions and mobile apps. Their mantra being – empowerment with convenience. As a songwriter and producer, he is also stands as the Founder and Music Director at Worship Factory – a gospel musical entity whose vision is to stir a culture of excellence in worship through live music. Their works are widespread as they have released a number of songs; Ushindi, Under My Feet, In His Holy Place, Atawale and shared stages with several international acts like Sinach, Freke Umoh, Mary Mary, Don Moen, Todd Dulaney, Travis Greene and also served as the resident band at the Groove Awards in Kenya for about 4 years. They are also the official band for Mercy Masika, Joyce Omondi, Sheila Juma among other diverse artists. He was also Music Director at Safaricom’s Twaweza Live tour in 2018. Locally, he has been blessed to have been in the musical journey of music ministers as well as directing music at their events; Rose Ohon, Evelyne Wanjiru, Alice Kimanzi, Bethuel Lasoi, Eunice Njeri, Pitson, Njoki Munyi, Jackline Gachiri among many others. Eugene is also one of the Founders and Operations Director at Piano City – a musicians empowerment community that seeks to inspire musicians to achieve their greatest potential. Piano City is actively engaged to their cause by hosting bi-monthly workshops and seminars. Currently Piano City is present in Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, Meru, Kilifi, Kaimosi, Eldoret. Affecting all major African cities is part of their 5 year strategic plan. End of 2017, Eugene was awarded with the Best Instrumentalist of the year 2017/18 at the Cafe Ngoma Awards. He is passionate about people and believes in his purpose which revolves around empowering others to achieve their greatest potential through enablement in his areas of gifting. You can find and follow Eugene on social media under the name Eugene LeGrande.