It is the job of a radio disc jockey to play songs of artistes, but it takes more than usual for a prominent artiste to take some time off to big up a DJ. In that essence, such a happening is news. In the evening of November 20, 2018, the BET and MTV award winner, and currently awarded NEA Best Male Artiste, Sarkodie Continue reading “Sarkodie Lauds Y FM’s DJ Aroma”
In this our age where entertainment radio shows have become empty, and it’s either music is been played, or fact-less discussions going on, here comes ‘Lift Off’ radio show with Koo Sebor. Continue reading “Koo Sebor’s “Lift Off” Show is Redefining Entertainment on Radio”
I had my 4 years university education in Accra. Barely did I have time to listen to the radio, but as the addiction goes on, I was stuck on Twitter. It was at the same time I was building Steeze Hub’s social media, hence I’d stalk Y FM’s Twitter. I kept on seeing “Show prod. by @KooSebor.” The name sounded funny to me, and I wanted to meet the character behind this interesting name. Fast forward, post-school times in Kumasi, when cooling off at the iconic BKC studio at Bantama, one guy came through with spectacles, a protruding belly and afro hair covered with a snapback. He’d later be introduced to me as Koo Sebor.
Inasmuch as I had imagined a different character before meeting him, I had to accept the new Koo Sebor I my mental imagery faculty. Forcing friendships isn’t my thing, and since most radio personalities are arrogant, I had to keep the convo as natural as possible. Surprisingly, this guy was down to earth, before I realized, we had exchanged numbers and were close friends.
At the time, he was the producer and co-host of “Dryve of Ur Lyf” radio show on Y102.5 FM, Kumasi. He also hosted “Roots N Revival”, a Reggae/Dancehall show. In 2018, he commenced with “Lift Off”, a 3-hour programme filled with the best of entertainment and showbiz education. Segments in the show involve Come-Up of the Week (in which he interviews an upcoming musician with an appreciable hustle), Moment of Fame (in which he has a live studio session with mostly Kumasi-based creatives), and The Score (a discussion segment with unfiltered edutainment). DJ Bongo spins good music which doesn’t mostly get airplay throughout the 3 hours
Immediately, he put me on The Score as a regular pundit. Thence, he has featured loads of rappers, singers, producers, artists, and so on. The standout factor is, he does it willingly and charges not even a penny. Currently, if not the only one, he stands as one of the few of such a dying breed in Kumasi, who puts on for showbiz cats in Kumasi.
I’m old enough to know that the one who wholeheartedly helps people gains blessings and progress. With that being said, Koo Sebor shall be here for a long time!
Easter in the Garden City is a great deal, but it’s being quite a while since a major event at an unusual location such as a lakeside happened. Of course, Kumasi can’t have such a historical event without their “king of rap.” Billed to perform as one of the main acts for the programme, prior to Flowking Stone’s performance he was given a warm welcome by his die-hard fans, amidst cheers.
Re-echoing his stance as the King of rap music in Kumasi and one of Ghana’s biggest musicians, he thrilled a mammoth crowd with back to back hits including Opana, Me Kyeakyea, Fire Bon Dem, Go Low, just to mention a few. In fact, he had the audience singing and rapping along hits from way back; from One Gallon, Simple… you name it. Performing to a very hyper and responsive audience he just couldn’t help than to out a great show. Also billed to perform at the event were Yaa Pono, Lil Win and Eno Barony.
The “Lift Off” show is a radio show hosted by Koo Sebor every Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m on Y 102.5 FM, Kumasi. The show has 4 segments which include “Come-Up of the Week”, “30 Minutes of Fame” and “The Score.” The Come-Up of the Week segment has been designated to celebrate and appreciate the good works and hustle of an upcoming artiste who is doing his best to put him/herself in the limelight with the little resources available to them. On the maiden show of the Lift Off, the creator of “Friends With the Sun” EP, Bryan The Mensah happened to be given the spot. Bryan The Mensah is a young artiste and producer who through his hard work and determination elevated within a short while to become Apple Music’s Favourite New artiste of the Month in September last year.
The show also saw an interview with ace music producer, iPappi who’s collaboration with Stonebwoy for the song “Loyalty” is making huge waves. iPappi is a Kumasi-based producer who has worked with a tall list of great artistes, and upcoming as well. Of this list includes, Jesse Jagz, Edem, E.L, Stonebwoy, Ko-Jo Cue, Kuami Eugene and KiDi, just to mention a few. He shared his experience in the music industry, and what he has to offer the world.
Rapper, Bra Clem also came on the show to spit some bars off the top as he always does it. The Source segment had 3 learned young men as far as entertainment is concerned in the seat. Sedem Hayford Benjamin, Mensah Jnr AKA El Presidente (An MC & radio personality) and Aqweci Steeze (founder and administrator of SteezeHub.com) discussed record labels, and commercial music. A lot of knowledge was dropped in this segment.
Make it a point to tune in this and every Saturday to have a good radio experience with Koo Sebor.