Ko-Jo Cue & Shaker to Tour with Grammy Award-Winning Ms Lauryn Hill (+Tour Dates)

It’s been a great day for GH music as BBnZ Live label mates Ko-Jo Cue and Shaker have been listed to perform with legendary rapper and singer, the 6-time Grammy award winner Ms Lauryn Hill. This tour is to commemorate her debut album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” as the project clocks 20 years in existence. Other artistes performing include Nas, SZA, Mr Eazi, Patoranking and many other legends and acts.

The tour dates are as follows:

Thu Jul 05 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Sun Jul 08 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

Wed Jul 11 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Fri Jul 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

Sun Jul 15 – Wantagh, NY -Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Wed Jul 18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

Fri Jul 20 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

Wed Jul 25 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

Thu Jul 26 – Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheater

Sun Jul 29 – Tampa, FL – Al Lang Stadium

Tue Jul 31 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater

Thu Aug 02 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place

Fri Aug 03 – Atlanta, GA – State Bank Amphitheatre At Chastain Park

Sun Aug 05 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium

Wed Aug 08 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

Fri Sep 07 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

Sun Sep 09 – San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre

Wed Sep 12 – Portland, OR – Portland Memorial Coliseum

Fri Sep 14 – Vancouver, BC – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park

Sat Sep 15 – Seattle, WA – ShoWare Center**

Thu Sep 20 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sat Sep 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

Mon Sep 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

Wed Sep 26 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater

Sat Sep 29 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

Sun Sep 30 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Wed Oct 03 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena

Fri Oct 05 – St Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena

For more information log on to mslaurynhill.com/

Ko- Jo Cue – Wole Pt.2 (Ft. Worlasi, Kwesi Arthur, Shaker, Kay-Ara, Temple & C-Real)

The PLK back with the fire!!! BBnZ Live’s Ko-Jo Cue is here with the remix version of “Wole”, a Hip-Hop song to make strong waves in the country. In this version he lines up a whole squad to add their voices to the banging tune. It’s a battle of verses as Worlasi, Kwesi Arthur, Kay-Ara, Shaker, Temple and C-Real match up boot for boot with fire 16s. Enjoy!

Ko-Jo Cue Grabs 3 VGMA Nominations, For the First Time

“GMAs I never missed it, watching rappers spit and saying one day e go be me on the stage” – Ko-Jo Cue (Reminisce).

We share different opinions about the credibility of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), but whatever be the case, it stands to be the most important and most rated award scheme in the Ghanaian music industry. To land a VGMA nomination is a big deal. It takes a lot of hardwork, dedication and everything in between to get to that stage.

The artiste, Ko-Jo Cue has been doing music since 2010. He has 8 mixtapes and a joint album with Shaker to his credit. Ko-Jo Cue is a name which is synonymous to ‘excellent rapper.’ For years now, he has worked extremely on perfecting his craft, and has built a cult fan base. For two years now, he has sold out his own organized concerts at Alliance Francaise. Yes, people who are stans of him travel and queue to purchase ticket to have a relief of their musical thirst. Signed to BBnZ Live, his song “Lavender” which featured E.L propelled him to a huge audience in Ghana. Although his songs may have not blown up to reach every corner in Ghana, he has listeners all over who pay attention to his music.

For years now, Ko-Jo Cue had not been submitting his songs to the VGMA board for consideration, due to lack of interest and other reasons best known to him. This year, Young Daddy Lumba submitted his projects, and has been able to land 3 solid nominations for the categories “Best Rapper of the Year” with his verses on the ‘Pen & Paper’ single, “Music Video of the Year” with the visuals to the single ‘Pen & Paper’, and “Hip-Hop Song of the Year” with the song ‘Pen & Paper.’

2017 happened to be a good year for the rapper, and I’m sure 2018 will open even more doors. We wish the rapper all the best in his nominations, and hope he gets a slot to perform at the main event.

Photos: Ko-Jo Cue, Shaker & Other Stars Thrill Fans at “Pen & Paper” Album Concert

On Saturday, October 21, the BBnZ Live rappers, Ko-Jo Cue and Shaker staged a historical concert at Alliance Francaise. Releasing an album and having an album concert on the same day is something we don’t often see in Ghana. The love showed by fans for these artistes is exceptional. The 13-track “Pen & Paper” album was performed entirely on stage, with the featured artistes representing. Other artistes who thrilled fans included Pappy Kojo, KiDi, Kwame Eugene, B4Bonah, Magnom, Gemini, Darkovibes, Kiddblack, Cina Soul, and a lot more. The MC for the night was Kojo Manuel. One intriguing experience was when DJ Putin and DJ Lord had a live DJ battle. Check out photo highlights from the event below:

KiDi
Kwesi Arthur
L-R: Ko-Jo Cue, Shaker & Magnom
Pappy Kojo

Photo credit: FlyNimaBoy

Ko-Jo Cue & Shaker Release “Pen & Paper” Album

After weeks of anticipation, the two BBnZ Live rappers, Ko-Jo Cue and Shaker finally drop the full album titled “Pen & Paper.” Fans of both rappers have been asking for an album, but the owl couldn’t have seen this joint all-rap album coming. Partly because Shaker had been singing a lot lately that the question “Ah Shaker dey rap?” is legit. The emcees finally come up with a 13-track solid project, which tackles diverse topics, such as politics in the music industry, ‘pressure’ to make big paydays from music, and a whole lot. The production on it will surely make enjoy the whole musical ride. Enjoy storytelling, lyricism, poetry, metaphors, punchlines, and what have you in a world of your own as “Pen & Paper” is put on repeat. The body of work features Kwesi Arthur, Magnom, KiDi, Kwabena Boham, and Ru. Production credits go to Vacs, BediDrumKits, Shaker, King Jamal, iPappi, and a lot more. Buy the full album here for 10 cedis only [bit.ly/2yxDbwP]

Ko-Jo Cue & Shaker To Launch “Pen & Paper” Album With Concert This Saturday

BBnZ Live acts Ko-Jo Cue and Shaker have joined efforts, talent, creativity and everything in between to produce a full body of work for Hip-Hop enthusiasts in Ghana and around the world. Shaker who has been singing a lot lately, making hits such as “M’adakraa”, and gaining the title King Hook was influenced by his label mate Ko-Jo Cue to take it back to the days of rapping. Together, the two rap beasts have manufactured a 12-track album, with the title “Pen & Paper.”

When they dropped the first single off the project, thus the track titled “Pen & Paper”, social media went wild, in reaction to the brilliance of the video, lyricism and delivery displayed on it. It even got wilder when fans realized they’re getting a full body of work from the artistes. Speaking in an interview on Pulse Chat, the Oseikrom president, Ko-Jo disclosed that the title was inspired by the fact that before writing a rap song, you have to write the bars down using pen and paper. The album features “Odo” hitmaker KiDi, “Grind Day” crooner Kwesi Arthur, “My Baby” hitmaker Magnom, and Rumor, formerly of Skillions Records.

The album is currently up for pre-order for 10 cedis on aftownmusic.com and will be available for purchase on Saturday, 21st October, 2017. On the same day, that’s Saturday night, there’ll be a concert to officially launch the album at Alliance Francaise. Last year, the “Lavender” hitmaker Ko-Jo Cue staged a private concert dubbed “Cue for President” which was massively successful. We expect this year’s to be better and a ‘lituation’ situation.

The creative artistes will perform for the first time songs on the album, plus other hit songs of theirs. Other guests which shall be performing include the artistes featured on the album mentioned above. Also performing are Cina Soul, Kuami Eugene, B4Bonah, Gemini, Dope Nation, and a lot more surprise artistes. The event starts at 7 pm, and the rate is an affordable 30 cedis and 15 cedis for Alliance Francaise students. Tickets will be sold at the gate.

So mark your calendar and gear up to be thrilled come Saturday with an intriguing experience. Remember to come with a friend.

To pre-order the album, click here