Ghanaian Born rapper Stormzy is sponsoring 30 black students at the University of Cambridge in the UK.
This is one of the ways the rapper is impacting lives with his talent and fame as a rapper in the United Kingdom.
In 2018 for instance, Stormzy in collaboration with HSBC Bank, UK and University of Cambridge gave 30 black students scholarship.
The good news, as was shared by Stormzy himself is that, another batch will have the one in a lifetime opportunity to pursue their dreams at the prestigious University.
The £20,000-a-year scholarships will fund tuition fees and maintenance costs for 10 new Black students each year for the duration of their degree courses at the University of Cambridge.
Stormzy took to his Facebook page to announce as follows:
For 30 more Black students to have the opportunity to study at University of Cambridge – the same year our initial 2018 scholars graduate – feels like an incredible milestone. Thank you to HSBC UK for their significant donation and of course, Cambridge University for always backing our mission. I hope this scholarship continues to serve as a small reminder to young Black students that the opportunity to study at one of the best universities in the world is theirs for the taking 🙏🏿❤️
This blog might create a disbelief in the heart of some on my part so far as religion or faith is concerned. This will also be a wake up call to some religious leaders “only if they read this biblical blog”.
The just ended Vodafone Ghana Music awards made some media gurus like kwadwo sheldon on YouTube and also other folks on Ghana airwaves vocalize the religious disparity between secular artist and Gospel artist. The debate on where they stand because of the genre of music they do is not going to be done today.
Most interestingly most the Genesis of most these tagged secular artist was from the church. This is then brings us to the question you all don’t want to ask, “what happened”? Is it money or the fame that pulled them out of the choir into the world to make such music?
Is it also because In church they were not having the support from their leaders and the church entirely but rather someone out there gave them all this love, appreciation, value, support, to mention but a few and that in a way gingered them to make this great switch?
Here in Ukraine I can boast of so many talents in churches. Talk of Miqdad, A D, Justice and the others that are massively doing awesome. How important are their talent to their churches. How’s the church scheming it affairs to help keep these guys in shape. How’s the church thinking of how they can manage these talents to bring Glory and souls to God and also at least some money into their accounts.
Are we going to see their worth when they switch? Are we waiting to tell the world how they used to be part of the choir but now no more after they switch? To the various churches and religious leaders all I have to say is these folks are sheep that bleats differently. Act now or say nothing at the aftermath.
Award-winning Ghanaian rap act Sarkodie has rendered an apology to legendary radio and television presenter as well as events promoter Simon Boateng well known as DJ Abrantee.
The apology comes after the musician inadvertently left the promoter (who has been of so much support to his career) out of invited personalities for his album listening (No Pressure) in London.
He rendered the apology during a recent interview on Y102.5FM in Kumasi where had embarked on a media tour ahead of his birthday celebrations and album release.
“I’m using this platform to say is sorry to DJ Abrantee. I know he is not mad but he felt some way because I did my listening in London and he wasn’t involved. That listening was organized within 24 hours. I had no idea about all the people present. Personally, I didn’t even call anybody as it was organized by Kojo. I just had to show up. A lot of people felt I deliberately ignored them but that was not it”, he said.
Prior to the apology, he spoke highly of DJ Abrantee and his partner May7ven.
“DJ Abrantee actually organized my 02 Indigo Concert. As much as I believed in myself at the point, he had this believe in me. He asked that I stop doing ‘local’ shows. It was too much for me to bear. I had to believe him and he just saw everything through and made that history so personally, I have this attachment to him. I believe him when he says I should do something.”
Soulja Kelly promised to release an Ep this year which he claims to have one of UK’s legendary rapper Cbiz on the first song.
CBiz was born on the 8th of October, 1986. He is popular for being a Rapper. He is followed by rapper Drake on Instagram. CBiz’s age is 34. UK rapper who was one of Kilburn’s most popular underground musicians. His hit song “The Game’s Mine” has racked up over three million views and counting on YouTube. He launched a lifestyle brand called £R (aka Everything’s Relevant.
The organisers said the masterclass would “engage young and creative engineers to learn the construction of fundamental mixing techniques that apply digital audio workstations like Pro Tools, DP and Ableton.”
Additionally, the workshop aims to impart proper production methods at every stage of the song-making process while allowing participants to mix along in real time.
“The government and leaders of our art and creative sector have contributed less to upsurge the music industry which could increase foreign direct investments in the country,” a statement on Possigee’s website(link is external) reads. “It is in this context that Possigee has devoted himself to help augment the sound engineering situation in Ghana by impacting the tacit knowledge and experience acquired in sound engineering to the young people of today.”
Possigee told Music In Africa that fellow producers DDT, Seshi, Fortune Dane and MOG would also facilitate the workshop. In addition, representatives from Sheer Publishing will be present to take participants through topics relating to copyright, royalties and publishing.
Nigerian star Burna Boy has won Best Global Music Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards. His album Twice as Tall won the award over records by Antibalas (FU Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters), and Tinariwen (Amadjar). The win marks Burna Boy’s first Grammy Award after being nominated last year.
In November, the Recording Academy announced plans to change the name of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music Album, saying it’s a step toward “a more relevant, modern, and inclusive term.” The statement added: “The change symbolizes a departure from the connotations of colonialism, folk, and ‘non-American’ that the former term embodied while adapting to current listening trends and cultural evolution among the diverse communities it may represent.”
Europe based Ghanaian rapper Soulja Kellyhas revealed on Brazil based radio station (Gam Radio Africa) during an interview with sunset drive host ‘Shelta” that his fans should expect an EP this year hopefully.
He also spoke about what inspired him to do music, his education, family life people he grew up with and also how migrating to Ukraine has made more positive impact on his music career.
He also made a shocking revelation that where he’s coming from, you’re made to believe Sarkodie is the biggest artiste, but he doesn’t believe he’s bigger than him, that he knows his worth. When he was been ask whether is believe Sarkodie is the biggest artist in Ghana by the host.