The 2017 winner of tv3’s talented kidz, Erica Tandoh, popularly known as DJ switch has gone on to win other awards after winning the ultimate prize of the talented kidz show. She has performed around the world and also shared stages with famous musicians.
She interacted with a couple of high profiled personalities some months ago when she went to New York for the goalkeepers 2018 ceremony.
As part of their Black History Month celebration this year the young DJ was honored by Jay Z’s ROC Nation.
On a social media page, the company wrote:
“Today we honor DJ Erica Tandoh, @djswitchghana, a 10 yr old who is the youngest recipient to win the Ghana DJ awards. She gets everyone on their feet dancing & in a good mood. “I picked the name DJ switch because I switch up people’s happiness” – Erica Tandoh. #BlackHistoryMonth,” the tweet read.
Her career took off when she was just seven years old, eleven years of age now. In 2018 she was the youngest person to win Ghana’s annual DJ award.
R. Kelly was charged with 11 additional felony counts of sexual abuse on Thursday, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. The new charges against Kelly, 52, stem from the sexual abuse of Jerhonda Pace, then a minor, that allegedly took place in 2010. Pace told her story of alleged abuse in a docu-series called “Surviving R. Kelly.”
The charges include four counts of aggravated criminal sex assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16, two counts of criminal sex assault by force and two counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse, according to court records.
In a Facebook post Thursday, Pace said the abuse charged against Kelly are related to her case. “No matter how wrong you think I am, the law is on my side, a minor at the time,” she wrote.
Kelly’s attorney Steve Greenberg told CBS News the charges allege Kelly choked and forced the victim to perform oral sex on him on several occasions. Kelly denies any wrongdoing.
In February, Kelly turned himself in to Chicago police after he was charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse, which involve four women, some of them minors.
In a tearful and sometimes combative interview with “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King, Kelly said the allegations against him were all lies.
The singer remains free on $1 million bond and is due back here in court next Thursday.
Social media was awash yesterday with reconciliatory photos of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy who announced the smoking of the peace pipe.
Details have, however, emerged later this morning about the man behind what many have, until yesterday, considered the impossible.
The peace deal, according to adomonline.com checks, was brokered by one Kofi Amoa-Abban, a Ghanaian Oil and Gas entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Mr Abban who is the founder and CEO of Rigworld Group, an oil services business with operations across West Africa is said to be the one who impressed upon the two dancehall acts to extend the olive branch to each other and ensured it happens.
Outgoing President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour, posted a photo of Mr Abban on Instagram, thanking him for the ground-breaking gesture.
Check Obour’s post below
Renowned journalist, Nana Aba Anamoah who appeared in the reconciliatory photos making the round, also eulogised Mr Abban, thanking him for the significant role of bringing peace to the music industry.
She posted: “Dr Kofi Amoah Abban, my respect for you as a brother have gone another ladder higher. Our music industry will forever be grateful for this historic smoking of Peace @stonebwoyb and @shattawalenima
I doff my hat for you Sir and @thenanaaba. Thank you for doing this for us all. Let Peace and Unity remain among brothers,” he said.
L-R: Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy
The artistes themselves appear to have breathed a sigh of relief after the many year of rancour and feuding that has recently reached disturbing levels.
The duo took to their social media handles shortly after photos of their meeting emerged.
“?Unity is strength ? ?Love is the key to many doors ? ?Brotherhood is Loyalty ? ?Peace is Freedom ..? ?My brother and I got a great vision for Ghana music and we taking it to the world ??.. @stonebwoyb,“ [sic] Shatta posted.
Stonebwoy also went philosophical, saying “If it be Possible As Far It Depends On You, Live Peaceably With All Men. Romans 12:18. The Wise Shall Inherit Glory… But Shame Shall Be The Promotion Of Fools… Proverbs 3:35”.
From all indications, followers of the two acts are also elated by the peace deal and are expected to embrace the peace treaty.
“This is history, the energy here is crazy. I’ve never seen anything like this – this is another level of inspiration. He’s at G.O.A.T status, another level. Legendary.”
It is clear Engineers, Keena Gh and SwaggBoi Breezy are still in awe of what they witnessed last Saturday at the RoofTop Pub during the ‘Never Left EP Listening by McRoni and the McRoni Music Clan (MMC).
McRoni is the artist who performed – it’s his first headline show after a while of being mute to prepare the grounds for his musical career.
It’s been described as the biggest music event in Tema Newtown.
RoofTop Pub(Tema NewTown Manhean Last Stop) which hosted the concert, is listed as having an important personalities like Miss Grace Nartey (Tema East Deputy Women Organizer NDC), Hon Moshake (Executive Member of NDC Tema East and A Leader of GPHA Workers)
For the first night of McRoni’s Never Left EP Listening, we had artists like Addi Pundit, Skon, Pijuu Lighter, Deinty Bwoy, Natta Blakka, SwaggBoi and Dade Flava, who also performed their heart out. Engineers Keena Gh and SwaggBoi Breezy also graced the occation as well as God Dey Bless Media Consult and Otapat Media who also joined hands to give a full video and photo coverage.
“I haven’t seen anything like that and I have been to a few concerts. To come out and do this, that’s crazy,” one of the attendees said this after the program
Eazzy, Ghanaian versatile singer who recently released a new top-charting EP titled “S.O.L.O” in an interview with Lexis Bill on the Behind The Fame segment via Joy FM made a huge revelation about whom she will never love to collaborate with.
Been asked by the host to reveal three artists she won’t have a collaboration with, she revealed she will love to ignore the question but if she is to answer then she has to think a little deeper.
Going through her head, she revealed she won’t love to ever collaborate with Patapaa based on his line of music as its wired although it fits him.
According to her, if he and Patapaa are supposed to be on the same song she will totally disgrace herself but if he is to change his line of music to suit her then collaboration will be possible.
Revealing the second artist, she revealed its Kuami Eugene as she will rather go in for Kidi as Kidi fits her line of music much better.
Eazzy on the 3rd of May, 2018 will officially outdoor her new song with Medikal which is called Away.
Osibisa was the first African band to notch up a whole series of best-selling singles and albums in the pop charts with its infectious fusion of styles referred to worldwide as criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness.
The band was formed in the United Kingdom in 1969 by three Ghanaian musicians (Teddy Osei, Sol Amarfio and Mac Tontoh), together with three colleagues from the Caribbean (Wendel Richardson, Spartacus R and Robert Bailey) and one from Nigeria (Loughty Lasisi Amao).
They probably did not envisage that their vibrant fusion of African rhythms with Jazz, Blues, Rock, Funk, Calypso and Soul would engulf the world. But it did, establishing them in the process as one of the greatest popular music bands ever seen on earth.
Scratch Studios at East Legon in Accra, in collaboration with the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), has lined up a series of events as part of activities to mark Osibisa’s 50th anniversary.
The activities are: Launch of Osibisa Foundation, as well as a lecture and workshop on July 2; Osibisa@50 Concert at +233 Jazz Bar & Grill, North Ridge in Accra on August 3 and Osibisa@50 celebration at the National Theatre, Accra on November 23.
Over the years, Osibisa has released several classic albums such as ‘Osibisa’, ‘Woyaya ’,’Heads’, ‘Superfly’, ‘Happy Children’, ‘Osibirock’, ‘Welcome Home’, ‘Ojah Awake’ and ‘Osee Yee’.
According to Mr Kofi Amoakohene of Scratch Studios, there would be activities around the world between August and November this year to celebrate Osibisa’s 50th anniversary and it would be a shame for Ghana to remain silent on such a monumental achievement.
“Scratch Studios has worked closely with Osibisa, especially with leader Teddy Osei, over the years and we greatly value the band’s worth in the history of popular music.
That’s why we have taken the initiative, along with MUSIGA, to remind everyone in Ghana and beyond that Osibisa is an institution worth celebrating,” Mr Amoakohene said.
Apart from the three original Ghanaian members, the band had at various times included several other Ghanaian players and offered them the opportunity too to travel the world and demonstrate Ghanaian creativity.
These other musicians include Kiki Gyan, Kari Bannerman, Emmanuel Rentzos, Kofi Ayivor, Bessa Simons, Kwame Yeboah, Paul Bilson, Frank Tontoh, Darko Potato, Victor Mensah, Joe Osei, Robert Fordjour and Herman Asafo-Agyei.
No wonder Osibisa is described in international circles sometimes as a Ghanaian band.
“What Osibisa was known for everywhere had its roots from Ghana as the band retained the Highlife influence and portrayed the country positively on its world tours,” said Paa Kwesi Holdbrook-Smith of Scratch Studios.
“It’s worth celebrating the band on its 50th anniversary because it made Ghana proud by taking progressive African music to every corner of the globe.”
Erica Armah Bra-Bulu Tandoh, popularly known as DJ Switch has been honoured by an American Entertainment company founded by rapper, Jay Z.
The 11-year-old has been honoured by Jay Z’s Roc Nation as part of their Black History Month celebration this year.
Taking to their social media, the company wrote:
“Today we honor DJ Erica Tandoh, @djswitchghana, a 10 yr old who is the youngest recipient to win the Ghana DJ Awards. She gets everyone on their feet dancing & in a good mood. “I picked the name DJ Switch because I switch up people’s happiness” – Erica Tandoh. #BlackHistoryMonth,” the tweet said.
The young celebrity shot to fame with her skills on the turntables which won her the top prize on Talented Kidz. She became the youngest recipient at the Ghana DJ Awards when she won the Discovery DJ of the Year award last year.
The latest recognition is expected to boost her image as an emerging brand in Ghana’s entertainment industry and beyond.
Lawrence Hanson AKA Bulldog has explained that the management team of Shatta Wale stopped Stonebwoy and Samini from being present at the Reign Concert because they had to protect them. Bulldog spoke to Andy Dosty and stated that preventing the two dancehall artistes from attending the show was the best decision.
He said, the team had come across on several social media posts of Shatta Movement fans warning to destroy Sarkodie’s car if he came to the event. Adding that Stonebwoy once made it clear that Shatta Wale would have been killed if Ghana was Jamaica. For such reasons, the management team decided it would be more wise to protect the artistes by preventing them from showing up at the Fantasy Dome. Bulldog further added that Shatta Wale was informed of Samini and Stonebwoy’s indication of support after the concert.
Cardi B is sending some love to Selena Gomez in the middle of her recent struggles with mental health. Cardi also shared an inspiring message for Selena , who had a kidney transplant at the end of last year and was reportedly hospitalized twice for dealing with medical complications related to lupus adding to her anxiety issues in the public eye for years
They recently met while filming the music video for Cardi’s latest single, “Taki Taki.” Cardi is somehow agreeing to Selena’s recent decision of taking a break from her social media platforms. Insiders at Page Six say that Selena’s decision to finally look for professional help came from a couple of factors, including her illness and most definitely the emotional stress of her ex Justin Bieber getting married to Hailey Baldwin last month.
Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has finally spoken after Sarkodie`s freestyle video known to be a ‘diss’ to the dancehall act. In the video known as ‘My Advice’, Sarkodie took shots at Shatta Wale calling him an insecure attention seeker who wears cheap jewellery and likes to fool too much.
In an interview after his performance at ‘The Reign’ album launch, Shatta Wale said Sarkodie’s career will not stand in the coming years. Shatta Wale swore and prayed that the careers of the likes of Sarkodie who degrade his work will die and never come back.He warned artistes from daring to attack him.
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