Video: Watch Flowking Stone Make History in Germany

Just as earlier publications circulated, Ghanaian rap heavy weight Flowking Stone was named as a performer at this year’s 100 Years of Beat Festival in Berlin-Germany. The event brought together music and art lovers from different parts of the world.

Patrons of this event will have a lot to write home about when it comes to ‘The King’s’ performance as he thrilled them to awesome renditions of his popular songs using sounds created from indigenous Ghanaian instruments and rhythms live on stage. It appears that Flowking Stone is gradually changing the phase of Ghanaian rap music by representing Ghana’s rich culture through his music with this path he has chosen.

Watch full video of his performance here:

Kofi Kinaata, D-Cryme & Other Rappers Turned Singers

The Ghana music industry has over the years seen most rappers with the likes of Grandpapa Reggie Rockstone, Lord Kenya, Obrafour, Sarkodie, just to mention a few. So if these rappers had to quit rap and start singing because they realise the competition isn’t something they can partake.

Our very own D-Cryme, the Twi-pop general.  In his early music career he started as a rapper from Somanya Technical school to Tema street was known as a rapper until he switched his style to join the singers and luckily he landed a hit song, `Kill Me Shy.` Thereafter, he has been singing till date.

Second person is the Fante rap god, Kofi Kinaata was also a known to be a rapper in the early stages of his career. Becoming a singer, equipped by his undisputed song writing skills, he has won many awards. I think it’s a good move.

Songstress Mildred Ashong under the stage name Eazzy also in the early stages of her career started rapping and called herself a rapper. She later joined Lynx Entertainment and started singing. Maybe the management wanted that but it has been a thoughtful idea for her career.

Feli Nuna please come clear with us, we want to know if you are now a singer because you always call yourself a rapper but the material you’ve been putting out recently indicate that you’re a rapper. No doubt you have a nice seductive voice and I doubt if it’s for singing. She has a latest tune tilted `Dream` check it out and see if she was rapping or singing.

Flowking Stone is Changing the Narrative of Ghanaian Rap Music & You’ll Love It

Named as a performer at this year’s edition of the 100 Years of Beats Festival in Berlin-Germany, Flowking Stone seems very poised for action and ready to put the flag of Ghana high at the festival this Saturday. A recent check on his Instagram account revealed he was putting together a stunning stage craft and performance, blending different native sounds from indigenous Ghanaian instruments with contemporary instruments creating refreshing renditions to his songs which will be sure to please an international audience.

Check Out This: Flowking Stone to Perform in Germany

100 Years of Beats Festival is an event organised by Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Germany. The annual music festival brings together music and art lovers from different parts of the world to celebrate diverse culture through music and art.

Check out his posts on instagram:

Day1; Rehearsals for the Berlin festival show this Saturday

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Day1; Rehearsals for the Berlin festival show this Saturday

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Mark Okraku Mantey & Other Media Personalities Being ‘Swiped’ At

We are in the month of April and the Ghana showbiz industry is seeing some controversies and other issues making some media personalities receive some sort of attention which is making them trend. Some are negative, others positive.

Mr Mark Okraku Mantey, the CEO of Slip Music on Joy FM (Showbiz A-Z) stated that “Per the standard and track records of Ghana Music Awards that I know, Berla Mundi should not have been the lead MC but a support.” This statements sparked up some issues and GH One’s new anchor Nana Aba Anamoah took to twitter to disagree to what he said, calling Mr Okraku Mantey “Mr. Know-it-all” and that Miss Berla Mundi works hard and she earned it with others agreeing to what Nana Aba said, whilst others also agreeing to the fact that she should have been a support.

Our very own Miss Moesha Babiinoti Boduong for sometime now has been in the news for her interview with Christiane Amanpour on CNN International nightly interview where she stated that “In Ghana, our economy is such a way that you need someone to take care of you because you can’t make enough money as a woman to pay your rent” and Ghanaians were lambasting her for making such a statement on an international platform. However, others think what she said is true.”

Patapaa has also been trending in the news for some time now for the outfit he wore to the VGMA’s and his supposed Vodafone Song of the Year award he lost to Fancy Gadam.  He was interviewed on the delay show and was asked if he is dating but he said he is not, nonetheless ‘’he gets ladies to have sex with’’ whenever he feels like because he is a celebrity, so he claims.

The Shatta Movement boss and frontline artiste Shatta Wale is also in the news for having some issues with his babe mama Shatta Michy. Some are saying it’s one of their social stunts. Others think it’s true they are really fighting. None of the parties have been able to speak out so we can’t be sure what exactly is going on with them

Well, this is GH for you and the issues with our ‘’celebrities’’. One may ask, is the attention our celebrities create for themselves so necessary at times? Sometimes necessary and sometimes unnecessary.

Written by Paa Kwesi Essel

Flowking Stone to Perform in Germany

Ghanaian rapper Flowking Stone will be performing at the annual “100 Years of Beats Festival”  organised by Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Germany. The annual music festival brings together music and art lovers from different parts of the world to celebrate diverse culture through music and art. Flowking Stone will be performing on Saturday 28th of April 2018 alongside a 4-man ensemble, thrilling the crowd to some great music by combining a DJ set and native sounds played by the band.

Known for interpolating native Ghanaian rhythms into rap he will also be giving a talk on the 29th of April on the theme “100 Years of Beat; The Impact of the Drum in the World.

The Downs & Ups of VGMA 2018: A Review

The 19th edition of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) was held last night, April 14, 2018 at the Accra International Conference center. It still stands as the only music event which Ghanaians, both old and young stay glued to their TV set to watch entirely. It also doubles up as the most criticized music event in Ghana.

Patapaa on the red carpet. Photo credit: Kuulpeeps

Amidst the trolls, disappointments, hilarious moments, and what have you, we always have a good moment and something worth discussing. Without further ado, let have a quick review of the event, shall we?

Charter House, the VGMA organizers are listeners. They’re learning from their mistakes, and correcting them bit by bit. Last night’s show happens to be one of the best I’ve witnessed thus far. As promised, the red carpet session started some minutes into 7 pm, unlike the previous years where it starts hours later. The main event started some minutes before 9 pm and ended at 1:15 am the next morning. This shows that they did a decent job with the time. However, it can get better.

The programme was handled by the MCs, John Dumelo and Berla Mundi. When news broke out that these 2 would be hosting the event, I had a smile on my face, because some of the memorable moments we’ve had at the VGMAs were when Dumelo presented awards. Berla Mundi had been already doing a remarkable job on the red carpet. The pair was fun. The shared jokes, did freestyle raps, and the famous Akwaaba dance, all to entertain the fans. Dumelo, at some points however seemed a little tensed up, but it still didn’t take away complete fun out of the night.

Mz Forson on the red carpet

VGMAs have been dealing with light problems for a while now, but this year’s was quite appreciable to the eyes. Viewers always complaining about the sound was later revealed to SteezeHub.com that it is a setback at the end of GTV, because they transmit sound in mono, producing bad sound. TV3 was the official media partner this year, exclusively showing it, so we enjoyed a better sound (hopefully, they transmit it to a better output). The stage was fairly okay.

Performances this year were comparatively enjoyable. Although there were a lot of satisfactory performances, the likes of Sarkodie, Samini and Stonebwoy stood out. One moment we all surely enjoyed was the comeback of the legendary trio, Praye. The performances which I’d say were substandard are that of Kwesi Arthur and Nasty C.

The downs of the night include the break in transmission when Nana Aba Anamoah was to present an award. Viewers quickly linked it to the bad blood between her and TV3 Network. However, they’ve apologized. Also, some artistes being given more than necessary time to perform. Lastly, the boring nature of most award presenters.

VGMA 2018 shall go into the books as one of the best in all the 19 editions since the awards started. I hope the organizers maintain the standard and work on making it better.

Videos: All Performances at VGMA 2018

The 19th edition of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) was held last night, April 14, 2018 at the Accra International Conference center. What makes this event quite enjoyable is, you get to watch live performances of all the hottest musicians at the moment (well, except Shatta Wale). Enjoy watching all the performances from below:

Video credit: Best TV, TV Plus Ghana

Photos: How the Stars Slayed on the Red Carpet at VGMA 2018

The 19th edition of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) was held last night, April 14, 2018 at the Accra International Conference center. One interesting moment of the awards night is who wears what, the good and bad outfits put up for the show. Check out pictures from the red carpet. Enjoy!

Complete List of Winners: Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2018

UNSUNG ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Kelvin Bwoy (WINNER)
Dhat Gyal
Real MC
Christian
Dope Nation
OBK

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Nana Amanua Dodoo

HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam, featuring Sarkodie (WINNER)
  • Boys Boys – Nacee , featuring Guru
  • Painkiller – Sarkodie , featuring Runtown
  • Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet (4×4) , featuring Kofi Kinaata
  • Ayoo – Shatta Wale 
  • One Corner – Patapaa , featuring Ras Cann

 

GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Boot 4 Boot – Joyce Blessing
  • Obi Nyanime – Patience Nyarko
  • Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle , featuring Luigi MacLean (WINNER)
  • Efatawo – Nacee
  • Adom – Gifty Osei
  • Jehovah – Ceccy Twum

 

HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Dream – Kumi Guitar
  • Bronya – Wutah
  • Odo – KiDi (WINNER)
  • Angela – Kuami Eugene
  • Ladder – Lil Win
  • Over – R2bees
  • Hustle – Ebony

AFRO POP SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Makoma – Adina
  • Oh Yeah – King Promise
  • Say You Love Me – KiDi
  • Sing My Name – MzVee
  • Jennifer Lomotey – Kurl Songx
  • Sponsor – Ebony (WINNER)
  • My Baby – Magnom
  • Come From Afar – Stonebwoy

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REGGAE / DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Until The Dawn – Efya
  • My Own – Samini (WINNER)
  • My Name – Stonebwoy
  • Faya Burn Dem – Article Wan
  • Rewind – MzVee
  • Dem Confuse – Shatta Wale

 

HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR 

  • State Of The Art – Teephlow
  • Light It Up – Sarkodie
  • Grind Day Remix – Kwesi Arthur (WINNER)
  • Pen and Paper – KoJo Cue & Shaker
  • Dear God – B4bonah

 

GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • Joyce Blessing
  • Patience Nyarko
  • Joe Mettle (WINNER)
  • Celestine Donkor
  • Gifty Osei
  • Nacee

 

REGGAE / DANCEHALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • Ebony
  • MzVee
  • Shatta Wale
  • Stonebwoy (WINNER)

 

HIGHLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • Wutah
  • KiDi
  • Kuami Eugene (WINNER)
  • Becca

 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Dream – Kumi Guitar
  • Selfish – King Promise
  • My Girl – B4bonah
  • Wedding Car – Opanka
  • Obi Agye Obi Girl – Captain Planet (WINNER)
  • Pen & Paper – KoJo Cue & Shaker

 

RECORD OF THE YEAR

  • Dream – Kumi Guitar
  • My Own – Samini
  • Glory – Sarkodie
  • State Of The Art – Teephlow (WINNER)

 

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Kumi Guitar – Dream – Kumi Guitar
  • Joe Mettle – Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle
  • Ebony – Maame Hwe – Bullet (WINNER)
  • Kofi Kinaata – Last Show – Kofi Kinaata
  • Samini – My Own – Samini
  • Stonebwoy – My Name – Stonebwoy

 

BEST GROUP 

  • VVIP
  • R2bees
  • Wutah (WINNER)

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Adina – Makoma (WINNER)
  • NanaYaa – Don’t Leave Me Alone
  • Efya – Love
  • MzVee – Bright Light
  • Becca – Summy3

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Joe Mettle – Bo Noo Ni (WINNER)
  • King Promise – Selfish
  • KiDi – ODO
  • Kuami Eugene – Angela
  • Mugeez – Over
  • Samini – My Own

 

HIP LIFE / HIP-HOP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • Pono Biom
  • R2bees
  • Captain Planet
  • Kwesi Arthur
  • Sarkodie (WINNER)
  • VVIP

 

BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR

  • Eno Barony – Fear No Man
  • Teephlow – Phlowducation
  • Sarkodie – Light It Up (WINNER)
  • Shaker – Pen & Paper
  • KoJo Cue – Pen & Paper
  • Strongman – Transformer

 

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle , featuring Luigi MacLean
  • Sing My Name Remix – MzVee , featuring Patoranking
  • Jennifer Lomotey – Kurl Songx , featuring Sarkodie
  • Painkiller – Sarkodie , featuring Runtown
  • Taking Over – Shatta Wale , featuring S.M Militants (WINNER)
  • Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet (4×4) , featuring Kofi Kinaata
  • Na Wash – Becca , featuring Patoranking

 

BEST NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • King Promise
  • Kurl Songx
  • KiDi
  • Kuami Eugene (WINNER)
  • Magnom
  • Kwesi Arthur
  • B4bonah

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • Davido (WINNER)
  • Wizkid
  • Toofan
  • Cassper Nyovest
  • Nasty C
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Olamide

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Sponsor – Ebony
  • Odo – KiDi
  • Angela – Kuami Eugene
  • Taking Over – Shatta Wale , featuring S.M Militants
  • Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam , featuring Sarkodie (WINNER)
  • Bronya – Wutah
  • One Corner – Patapaa , featuring Ras Cann
  • Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle , featuring Luigi MacLean
  • Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet , featuring Kofi Kinaata
  • My Baby – Magnom , featuring Joey B
  • Oh Yeah – King Promise
  • Pain Killer – Sarkodie , featuring Runtown

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Epistles Of Mama – Stonebwoy
  • Daavi – MzVee
  • Bonyfied – Ebony (WINNER)
  • Highest – Sarkodie

 

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • Joe Mettle
  • Ebony (WINNER)
  • Shatta Wale
  • Sarkodie
  • Stonebwoy

 

Flowking Stone in the Studio With Patapaa?

Ghana’s rap heavyweight Flowking Stone took a different turn this time and he laid some dope rap bars on a dance beat with ‘One Corner’ hit maker Patapaa. Hinting his fans and followers on Twitter Flowking Stone tweeted “If u haven’t heard @patapaa_amisty spit hot bars yet, wait for this new jam #shakefordaddy #banger Close sources revealed the song might be called Shake For Daddy and will have a follow up video to it soon after its release.
Do we have a #ShakeForDaddyChallenge coming up on social media