You were not cheated – Charterhouse tells Patapaa

Head of Communication at Charter House, George Quaye has dismissed claims that organisers of this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) were financially induced in the award of the Most Popular Song of the Year category.

His comment comes on the back of allegation by Patapaa, whose ‘One corner’ hit song was tipped to win the award.

Patapaa accused Charter House of taking “stupid money” to overlook him after Fancy Gadam’s ‘Total Cheat’ song featuring Sarkodie was adjudged the 2018 VGMA Most Popular Song of the Year over the weekend.

Reacting to Patapaa’s allegation on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Monday, 16 April 2018, Mr Quaye dismissed claims that organisers of the award were financially influenced.

He told show host Moro Awudu that: “It is unfortunate for Patapaa to suggest that there have been some kind of financial influence, that who influenced who? That the person influenced the public or the person influenced the academy or the person influenced the board because I don’t know who on the board anybody can influence, it’s not possible.

“So at which point did who influence who? The only way you can influence the public is to probably buy credit for people to vote for you, that is about the only way you can influence anyone but aside that, I don’t know.”

A section of Ghanaians took to social media to criticise Charter House for not awarding the Most Popular Song of the Year to Patapaa’s one corner song but Mr Quaye quizzed “did you vote”?

Source: Adomonline

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VGMA 2018 FULL LIST OF WINNERS

The 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) took place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The night celebrated the hard work of musicians in the country.

Here are all the winners of the Ghana Music Awards for the year 2018.

Unsung Category

Kelvyn Boy (WINNER)

Dope Nation

Dhat Gyal

OBK

Real MC

Christian

Gospel of the Year

Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle (Winner)

Boot for Boot – Joyce Blessing

Obi Nyanime – Patience Nyarko

Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle

Efatawo – Nacee

Adom – Gifty Osei

Jehovah – Ceccy Twum

Hip-hop Song of the Year

Grind Day Remix – Kwesi Arthur (Winner)

State of the Art – Teephlow

Light it up – Sarkodie

Pen and Paper – Ko-jo Cue & Shaker

Dear God – B4bonah

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

My Own – Samini (Winner)

Until the Dawn – Efya

My Name – Stonebwoy

Faya Burn Dem – Article Wan

Rewind – Mzvee

Dem Confuse – Shatta Wale

Highlife Song of the Year

Odo – Kidi (Winner)

Dream – Kumi Guitar

Bronya – Wutah

Angela – Kuami Eugene

Ladder – Lil Win

Over – R2bees

Hustle – Ebony

Hiplife Artiste of the Year

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie (Winner)

Boys Boys – Nancee Ft. Guru

Pain Killer – Sarkodie Ft. Runtown

Obi Agyi obi Girl- Captain Planet

Ayoo – Shatta Wale

One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Ras Cann

Afro-pop Song of the Year

Sponsor – Ebony (Winner)

Makoma – Adina

Oh Yeah – King Promise

Say You Love Me – Kidi

Sing My Name – Mzvee

Jennifer Lomotey – Kurl Songx

My Baby – Magnon

Come From Afar – Stonebwoy

Gospel Artiste of the Year

Joe Mettle (Winner)

Patience Nyarko

Joyce Blessing

Celestine Donkor

Gifty Osei

Nance

Highlife Artiste of the Year

Kuami Eugene (Winner)

Wutah

KiDi

Becca

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Stonebwoy (Winner)

Ebony

MzVee

Shatta Wale

Songwriter of the Year

Bullet – Maame Hwe (Winner)

Kumi Guitar – Dream

Joe Mettle- Bo Noo Ni

Kofi Kinaata – Last Show

Samini – My own

Stonebwoy – My Name

Record of the Year

Teephlow – State of the Art

Kumi Guitar – Dream

Samini – My own

Sarkodie – Glory

Best Music Video of the Year

Captain Planet – Obi Agyi Obi (Directed by Phamous Films) (Winner)

Kumi Guitar- Dream (Directed by Abass)

King Promise – Selfish ( Directed by Vertex)

B4bonah – My Girl (Directed by Nicol-Sey)

Opanka – Wedding Car (Directed by Bra Shizzle)

Lil Shaker & Ko-jo-Cue – Pen & Paper (Directed by Ekumodzi)

Hiplife/Hip-hop artiste of the Year

Sarkodie (Winner)

Yaa pono

R2bees

Captain Planet

Kwesi Arthur

VVIP

Best Male Vocalist of the Year

Joe Mettle – Bo Noo Ni (Winner)

King Promise – Selfish

Kidi – Odo

Kuami Eugene – Angela

Mugeez – Over

Samini – My own.

Best Female Vocalist of the Year

Adina – Makoma (Winner)

Nana Yaa – Don’t leave alone

Efya – Love

Mzvee – Bright light

Becca – Summye (Pillow)

Best Group of the Year

Wutah (Winner)

VVIP

R2bees

Best Rapper of the Year

Sarkodie – Light it up (Winner)

Eno Barony – Fear no man

Teephlow – Phlowducation

Lil Shaker – Pen & Paper

Ko-Jo Cue – Pen & Paper

Strongman – Transformer

Best collaboration of the Year

Shatta Wale Ft. SM Militants – Taking Over

Joe Mettle Ft. Luigi Maclean – Bo noo ni

MzVee Ft. Patoranking – Sing my name remix

Kurl Songx Ft. Sarkodie – Jennifer Lomotey

Sarkodie Ft. Runtown – Pain Killer

Captain Planet Ft. Kofi Kinaata – Obi Agyi Obi Girl

Becca Ft. Patoranking – Na Wash

Best African Artiste of the year

Davido (Winner)

Wizkid

Toofan

Cassper Nyovest

Nasty C

Tiwa Savage

Olamide

Best New Artiste of the year

Kuami Eugene (Winner)

King Promise

Kurl Songx

Kidi

Magnom

Kwesi Arthur

B4bonah

Song of the Year

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie (Winner)

Sponsor – Ebony

Odo – Kidi

Angela – Kuami Eugene

Taking Over – Shatta Wale Ft. SM Millitants

One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Rad Cann

Bo Noo Nii – Joe Mettle Ft. Luigi Maclean

Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet Ft. Kofi Kinaata.

My Baby – Magnom ft Joey B

Oh Yeah – King Promise

Pain Killer – Sarkodie feat. Runtown

Album of the Year

Epistles of Mama – Stonebwoy

Daavi – MzVee

Bonified – Ebony (Winner)

Highest – Sarkodie

Artistes of the Year

Joe Mettle

Ebony (Winner)

Shatta Wale

Sarkodie

Stonebwoy

R2Bees Reveals Release Date For Forthcoming Album!


Ghanaian Hip hop and Hip-life duo – R2Bess from Tema made up of Faisal Hakeem (Paedae da Pralem/Omar Sterling) and Rashid Mugeez (Mugeez), 6 years after releasing their second album “Da Revolutionary” took to Facebook yesterday to announce the release of their third studio album.

They christen the album “SITE 15” linking it to where they lived in Community One in Tema. The album is set to drop on the 3rd of May across all music digital stores.

Stonebwoy finally comments on Prophet Nigel’s death prophecy!

BET African Act, Stonebwoy, has finally opened up on Prophet Nigel Gaisie’s prophecy about his death in an exclusive interview with Berla Mundi on her Late Afternoon Show on GHOne TV.

The ‘Bawasaba’ crooner who spoke for about seven minutes was asked if he believed in prophecies for which he answered that as long as he believes in God he believes in prophecies.

He said there are some behind the scenes issue that led to his wife going to the church in the first place which he is not willing to share.

Stonebwoy said he respects men of God a lot because they are God’s children, and since he believes in God when such prophecies come he pays attention to them because he believes they are coming from God.

According to Stonebwoy, when prophecies of death are made public it puts fear in people and takes the concentration of the prophecy itself away and people begin to speculate.

“First and foremost, I respect men of God a lot because they are all God’s children; so as I believe in God, when such prophecies come I believe that I will also pay heed and pay attention just because I believe that it is coming from God and also trust that I will make an effort. That is how come you saw my wife in that situation although it wasn’t supposed to be that way.

“What I know is that prophecies such as death and the rest when publicly broken, prophecies of death and evil and such puts fear in people and causes more damage and takes away the concentration of what is meant to be done, that is the situation,” he said.

Stonebwoy told Berla Mundi that he was not scared when he heard the prophecy because as a human being we will all die, it is only the time that no one knows, and as humans, if we live in fear it makes life difficult.

He said men of God should not put fear in people with their prophecies, especially those who use these prophecies for purposes of fame and not necessarily because God has revealed anything to them.

Readers will recall that sometime last month, the Founder and General Overseer of the True Word Fire Prophetic Ministry, Prophet Nigel Gaisie, revealed that dancehall act, Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy, would die next year before Easter.

Prophet Nigel Gaisie

Speaking during a church service, the self-acclaimed prophet who was ministering to the wife of the singer, Dr. Louisa Satekla, revealed that it was ‘scheduled’ for Stonebwoy to die in an accident.

The prophet added that the musician was being targeted by another musician who had ties with the Illuminati.

Speaking to the wife of the artiste, the prophet added that the plot to cut short the life of the ‘People Dey’ singer had been going on for a while but was always being foiled.

Source: GhanaWeb

‘Hypocritical’ Christians Pushed Kuami Eugene Into Secular Music – Aduhemaa

Kuame Eugene used to be the African Prince of Worship and released gospel songs like “Heaven”, “No Jesus no Life”, “Nana Nyame” and others is now with Lynx Entertainment giving the world hit songs like Angela, Confusion and many other secular tunes.

It is not clear why the ‘Angela’ singer who loved the business of God at age 16 suddenly decided to be a secular musician but fast-rising singer, Aduhemaa has blamed Christians for Kuami Eugene’s shift.

According to the up and coming artiste, Christians and gospel artistes do not give helping hand to the young ones struggling to make it in the gospel music industry.

Speaking with Zionfelix.net in an interview, the singer and songwriter opined that the frustration most young musicians face when not popular might have pushed Kuami Eugene to change genre after MTN Hitmaker season 5. To her, gospel artistes aside winning souls for Christ want their talent to be recognized but Christians who are to help them rather promote secular songs.

“When you are a gospel artiste, your purpose is to reach people, inspire, let them know about God and salvation and the next purpose is to put my gift out there for people to appreciate it.

When you are doing all these songs and nobody is appreciating it and even the Christians who have seen it will not help with your promotion, it makes you frustrated. It discourages you because you are not fulfilling all your aims as a gospel artiste.” she said.

The artiste real name Julia Annor-Yeboah continued that she will not blame Kuami Eugene for switching from the gospel genre because Christians and other believers appreciate worldly songs.

“I will never blame Kuami Eugene because he couldn’t fullfill all the two purposes of his gospel music career – to win souls for Christ and also push his talent out there .

If I for instance release a secular song and wear a sexy dress for the video, it will sell.”

Peeved Aduhemaa further stressed that “they won’t support you but if you shift to another genre, they will tell you to turn to Jesus as if singing love song is a sin when it will sell you more than the gospel they are not ready to help. I think the guy got a management who advised him to switch from the gospel. The Christians and gospel artistes don’t support the young ones. If nobody will support the young gospel artistes, that is what will happen at the end.”

“Generally Christians do not support the ministry of the young ones. Nobody comments, share and supports when you release a good material, it will just be friends and family until God opens a way and you get a favour somewhere.

When they want to put you on their programs, they will strike a deal with you that you have to get a certain number of people at the event before you get a certain percentage.” She added.

Aduhemaa is known for songs like “Woye”, “Timeless”, “Baba Nagode” and many others.

Source: Zionfelix

Zodwa Wabantu Snatches Wig Of Female Fan For Throwing Drink At Her.

A video footage trending on social media shows moment South African controversial dancer took off the wig of a woman. In the video, the fan can be seen throwing her drink at Zodwa while she was performing at an Easter event held at the weekend to which Zodwa retaliated by pulling off the lady’s wig.

A video of the altercation has since been doing the rounds on social media, with some followers pointing out that violence should never be the answer in any situation.

In the video, Zodwa can be heard swearing at the young woman who threw her drink at her while she was addressing the crowd as usual.

“Don’t mess with me you bi**h. Come here,” she said.

Zodwa then got off the stage and onto the speakers, and proceeded to snatch her wig to “make an example” out of her.

“I don’t like sh*t. You know why? Because I’m just like any of you. I am not a celebrity. I’m here because you love me for being me. I will never let another bi**h just disrespect me. That’s why I took her hair. This doesn’t even look like the expensive kind,” she said on stage after snatching the girl’s wig.

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Exclusive!!Sherifa Gunu Due to Represent Ghana at the 2018 Afrofest in Toronto,Canada!

Multiple award winning traditional Ghanaian artiste, Sherifa Gunu is slated to represent Ghana at this year’s African Music festival, Afrofest 2018 in Toronto Canada. Afrofest is the largest free African Music Festival in North America. Afrofest ignites the spirit of African culture in the heart of Toronto, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. It seeks to share the rich and diverse expressions of African music and culture in an inclusive, vibrant and positive community festival setting. A trait that Sherifa Gunu represents through her unique genre of music. Throughout the years she has stuck to her originality as a trailblazer of traditional african music across Africa and at the world stage at large. Afrofest, presents a diverse audience and a centre stage where geneuine African musical acts is celebrated. The energy that is reminiscent of African music will definitely be felt there, and this will ultimately enhance the understanding and appreciation of the diversity Africa represents.

About Sherifa Sherifa Gunu hails from the Kingdom of Dagbon, in the Northern Region of Ghana, She was born in to a royal family, she started her music and dance career at a tender age. She became the northern Regional dance champion and the first runner up in the 1998 Embassy Pleasure, a popular national dance championship in the 1990s. She later participated in the 2003 Hiplife dance championship with the likes of King Ayisoba and Terry Bonchaka. Sherifa Gunu became the first runner up to Terry Bonchaka in the finals of the championship. In 2017, Sherifa Gunu released a new single titled Salamatu, which is also the title of her new album. She revealed that the reason for the title of the new single is recognized the uniqueness of some African names. Checkout more about her via her social media handle below: Twitter: @Sherifagunu_GH