Call for registrations: Mixing and mastering workshop in Ghana By PossiGee

The audio mixing and mastering workshop, held in partnership with South Africa’s Sheer Music Publishing, is open to emerging and established sound engineers and other music stakeholders.

It will be led by renowned Ghanaian music producer and sound engineer Awal ‘Possigee’ Alhassan, who is known for working with popstars like SarkodieWizkidStonebwoyShatta Wale and Fuse ODG, among others.

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.

The deadline for registrations is 25 April.

Interested Person can register here

Burna Boy Wins Best Global Music Album at 2021 Grammys

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.”

My Fans Should Expect an EP this Year Soulja Kelly Revealed on Gam Radio Brazil

Europe based Ghanaian rapper Soulja Kelly has 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.

Ghana Music Awards Organizers Decide to Lift Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy Ban

The board of the Ghana Music Awards has “decided” to lift its ban on Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.

In a new interview, Robert Klah, Head of Public Events and Public Relations Officer of Charterhouse stated that the issue came up during its first meeting for the upcoming edition of the awards.

“It was in principle decided that the ban should be lifted,” remarked Klah to Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM.

He also added that an official announcement will be made after organisers meet with the artistes and their management teams.

“There is a reason why this altercation happened and you want to be sure that they don’t resurface. You want to have that kind of conversation to understand and agree on how things should move.”

Background

Stonebwoy pulled out a gun on stage minutes before he was supposed to make a speech for his record win at the 2019 Ghana Music Awards.

The announcement that he had won the “Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ category for the fifth consecutive time was met with displeasure by Shatta Wale.

Stonebwoy apologized on stage, and later released a press statement apologizing for “the part” his conduct played in the incident.

Organizers of the scheme, CharterHouse banned the two artistes indefinitely following the brawl, and asked them to return the plaques they won for awards on the night.

Shatta Wale Demanded $250,000 to Perform at Rapperholic 2020 – Sarkodie Reveals

Ghanaian hip-hop/hiplife performer Sarkodie has disclosed why Shatta Wale missed this year’s Rapperholic concert.

Although Shatta Wale performed at Sarkodie’s “Black Love” virtual concert which was held in August this year, he missed the Rapperholic concert.

Held at the Grand Arena, Accra International Conference Centre, on Friday, December 25, the 8th concert was stormed by music fans in and outside Ghana, particularly SarkNatives – the official fan army of the two-time BET Award winner.

The concert saw hundreds of fans of the musician throng the venue to witness another historic moment.

Top stars like Joey B, King Promise, Sista Afia and more made guest appearances, however, Shatta Wale – who resolved his grudge with Sarkodie at “Black Love” virtual concert – was nowhere to be found.

And according to Sarkodie, it was due to performance fee – which he says the controversial dancehall star demanded USD250,000 (equivalent to 1.4million Ghana cedis) when his team reached out to him.

He revealed this during a friendly banter with Shatta Wale on Twitter on Saturday, December 26.

It all started when on-air personality Jay Forley shared a throwback photo with Shatta Wale at the 2017 Rapperholic concert.

Actor,Waakye Finally Graduates From Bible School

Veteran Comic Actor,Prince Yawson,popularly known as Waakye has finally graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from the My Life Theology University in Accra.

According to Waakye, several great Ministers of the gospel in the past have prophesied that he would be a Pastor so, finding himself in the Bible School to pursue his calling as a Preacher does not come as surprise to

We wish Reverend Waakye or probably more appropriate to refer to him as Rev Yawson,all the best in his new venture.

Sarkodie Announces Rapperholic Concert 2020

Ghanian rapper Sarkodie has announced that despite COVID-19, his annual 25th December Rapperholic Concert would come off this month.

In a video announcement shared on his social media platforms, the ‘Black Love’ album creator disclosed that he was persuaded by his team to host the event for his fans.

He also revealed that special measures to ensure COVID-19 protocols are obeyed will be strict during the event.

The event will come of at the Grand Arena Conference Centre on 25th December 2020. However, ticket prices and sale details have not been disclosed.

Watch video below.

MOBO Awards 2020: Full List Of Winners

The MOBO Awards 2020 is over and as always, rexfordwest.com Entertainment hub brings you up to date with the full list of winners from the event which saw performances from live performances from Headie One feat. M Huncho, H.E.R., Tiwa Savage, Ms Banks, DaVido, Young T & Bugsey, Shaybo, Tiana Major9, Stylo G & Kojey Radical.

The MOBO Awards 2020 was hosted by Maya Jama & Chunkz.

Song of the Year
Young T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush (feat Headie One) * WINNER

Digga D – Woi
Darkoo – Gangsta (feat One Acen)
Tion Wayne – I Dunno (feat Stormzy & Dutchavelli)
Abra Cadabra – On Deck

Best Newcomer
Aitch
 * WINNER
Alicai Harley
Darkoo
Dutchavelli
Ivorian Doll
M1llionz
Miraa May
Pa Salieu
Shaybo
Tiana Major9
M Huncho
Loski

Best Hip-Hop Act
J Hus
Nines * WINNER
Ms Banks
D-Block Europe
Krept & Konan
Potter Payper

Best Media Personality
Munya Chawawa
Chunkz *WINNER
Yung Filly
Mo Gilligan
Clara Amfo
Maya Jama
Henrie Kwushue
KSI
Harry Pinero
Zeze Millz

Best Grime Act
Ghetts
P Money
Manga Saint Hilare
Capo Lee
JME *WINNER

Best African act
Burna Boy
Tiwa Savage
Davido
Fireboy DML
Rema
Master KG
Adekunle Gold
NSG
Afro B
Wizkid * WINNER
Stonebwoy
Shatta Wale

Best Male Act
Headie One *WINNER

J Hus
Stormzy
Nines
AJ Tracey
Young T & Bugsey

Best Female Act
Lianne La Havas
Ms Banks
Tiana Major9
Mahalia *WINNER
Darkoo
FKA twigs

Album of the Year
J Hus – Big Conspiracy
Stormzy – Heavy Is the Head
Mahalia – Love and Compromise
Nines – Crabs in a Bucket *WINNER
Lianne La Havas – Lianne La Havas

Video of the Year
Bree Runway – Apeshit (directed by Will Hooper)
Nines – Clout (directed by Charlie Di Placido)
NSG – Lupita (directed by Kevin Hudson) *WINNER
Jorja Smith – By Any Means (directed by Otis Dominique)
Knucks – Home (directed by Ray Fiasco)
Kojey Radical – 20/20 (directed by Charlie Di Placido)

Best R&B/soul Act
Wstrn
Tiana Major9
Michael Kiwanuka
Mahalia *WINNER
Lianne La Havas

Best International Act
Burna Boy *WINNER

Drake
Koffee
Megan Thee Stallion
Pop Smoke
Popcaan
Roddy Ricch
Rema
Shenseaa
Summer Walker
HER
Lil Baby

Best Album (1 September 2017 – 31 August 2019)
Dave – Psychodrama
Kano – Hoodies All Summer
Ella Mai – Ella Mai * WINNER
Skepta – Ignorance Is Bliss
Nines – Crop Circle
Little Simz – Grey Area

Best Reggae Act
Popcaan
Koffee
Lila Iké
Buju Banton *WINNER
Protoje

Best Gospel Act
Calledout Music *WINNER

Noel Robinson
Guvna B
The Kingdom Choir
Shekinah

Best Jazz Act
Moses Boyd
Joe Armon-Jones
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
Yazmin Lacey
Ego Ella May *WINNER

Best Producer
Jae5 *WINNER

808 Melo
Sir Spyro
TSB
Steel Banglez
M1 On The Beat

Best Performance in a TV Show/Film
Kane Robinson as Scully – Top Boy
Michaela Coel as Arabella – I May Destroy You
Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong – Sex Education
Jessica Plummer as Chantelle – Eastenders
Michael Ward as Marco – Blue Story *WINNER
Damson Idris as Franklin Saint – Snowfall

MOBO Inspiration Award

Kwesi Arthur nominated for MTV Africa Music Awards Best Hiphop

Kwesi Arthur has been nominated for the upcoming 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA). The rapper has been nominated for Best Hiphop, in the MAMA nominations announced on on Wednesday evening.

Kwesi Arthur is nominated alongside Nasty C, Kaligraph Jones, NGA, OMG and Suspect 95

Esi Chelle Dropping Her New EP “A Letter To My Lover” On 30th October 2020

The sensational young Ghanaian US based Afro, Afroswing, pop singer Esi Chelle is about to release her new EP titled A LETTER TO MY LOVER which she featured fresh and young talented artists.

Esi Chelle is currently under management of @officialsoulfoodmusic