The Ghana music industry like any other career is relatively cold especially when you’re a ‘beautiful’ lady. For there have been several cases where ladies have been banged by some unscrupulous men in authority before given them favours.
But for some Ghanaian ladies, they won’t stoop so low or otherwise won’t fall for such baits because of favour as in the case of the above-mentioned scenario. Regardless songstress eShun has a plan on how to handle such issues whenever they come up.
According to eShun in the studios of Kuamasi-based Luv 99.5FM in a comprehensive interaction with DJ Reuben, she won’t mind dating a guy who expresses interest in sponsoring her music career but on condition. In her candid opinion, she will only fall for that if the sponsor meets her relationship standard.
She added that, she’ll take it as a guy who wants to use his money to push the career of his girlfriend so there’s nothing wrong. However, she won’t hesitate to say no if she can’t develop any affection for the sponsor.
Touching on what she looks out for before saying I do, “the someone loves me” hitmaker voiced that the person must be understanding and good looking will be a plus but she holds the former in high esteem.
As a reminder, eShun has been nominated in the Female vocalist of the year alongside Efya, Cina Soul, Adina, MzVee and Diana Hamilton in the upcoming VGMAs.
Ghanaian highlife singer eShun has described fellow musician Okyeame Kwame’s call for Ghana to use any of its local languages as a second official language as perhaps one borne out of ’emotions’ and nothing else.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with NY DJ on RYSENSHYNE, the Akyia hit maker stated the government’s intent to adopt French as a second national language is worth commending since the prospects far outweigh the few enumerated by people who have rubbished the idea. “When I heard it, I was excited. I was like this is something good we must be smiling about. I know that because when I went to Senegal, they were speaking French, Cote D’Ivoire speaks French, Burkina Faso speaks French. So many countries around us speak French. I think it’s a great way to go. it will boost our business with neigbouring countries.” she said.
She believes Okyeame Kwame’s call for the use of one of the local languages is out of emotions and that he is not thinking of the future.
Okyeame Kwame in a recent tweet described government’s intent to make French a second official language as “disrespectful to our pride and culture“. “I love Okyeame Kwame but I think I will disagree with this one. Maybe he’s not thinking about the future. If we really want to look at a great way to promote Ghana, we should consider French… If he said this like 20 years ago, I would understand but for this age and where we are headed, I think this one, he goofed. Maybe he’s being too emotional about it. because he’s pushing the Made in Ghana agenda which we all are…” eShun said.
Tinny has claimed he does not trust the credibility of the VGMAs because they gave his awards to colleague rapper Kwaw Kese sometime past.
According to him, the particular year Kwaw Kese won many of the VGMAs was supposed to be his year but he was robbed of the titles. The ‘Abodam’ hit maker won five awards at the VGMAs in 2008.
Speaking to KOD and Cookie Tee on the Starr Drive Thursday, Tinny asked upcoming artiste not to bank too much hopes in the music awards since it is not credible. “VGMA gave all my awards to Kwaw Kese . That year was my year but they gave all to him. He was sitting by me and anytime he comes back, I told him this is for you go for it,” he said.
He added: “The VGMA will make you feel you are not good.
The ‘Bubble Gum’ singer has also warned Kwaw Kese not to attempt a revenge of his attack on him since it will be disastrous.
When asked by KOD what his response will be if Kwaw Kese responded to the attack with a diss song, Tinny said: “If he tries he will regret. It’s music, we will all use our talent that God gave us and he will regret”.
It's been a decade since Hiplife artiste, D Cryme, blazed his way onto the music scene with his song, Kill Me Shy. The artiste, who called his music Twi pop, enjoyed a lot of time in the spotlight, which came with its corresponding financial benefits.
However, as he celebrates his stay in the industry for 10 years, D Cryme tells Showbiz that instead of making progress, artistes these days are reaping less even though they are investing more into their craft. “What is going on in the music industry is that you put in a lot to get your work out there but you get nothing in return or you get a little. "It takes a lot of work for an artiste to produce and shoot a video for a song; in the 2000s it was ok, music was worth pursuing but now it is not at all,” he said.
According to D Cryme, real name Darlington Kwasi Agyekum, a lot of artistes are still doing music because of the passion they have for it and not because of the financial rewards. “Most of the guys you see out there are doing this because of the passion they have for the work and not what they will get financially, I know people who have hung up their music boots because of this,” he said
Answering the question as to why he was still pursuing something that was not paying well, D Cryme said, “in the first place I will say it’s passion for me too but then again I am not one who gives up when things get rough. I love music and that is what I want to do. “I also believe that things will be better soon, someday things will be okay, there is hope for us. On the brighter side, look at the way music has opened doors for the new crop of artistes, they are doing well, producing good songs and all, so it also has its good side,” he said.
On whether he was not making money because he was no longer relevant, D Cryme said, “not at all, and who says I am not relevant or not hot? The fact that I am not out there like that doesn’t mean I am not doing anything. “I have been on shows and I’m still getting gigs but the media will not report it. If I should get into an accident right now, everyone will be on my case.” The My Bae singer also blamed globalisation and lack of proper structures as the cause
Ghanaian popular rapper and songwriter Enoch Nana Yaw Oduro-Agyei, otherwise known on stage as Trigmatic says he quit radio in order to fully focus on music “It was just so I could go back to my first love which is music,” he said of his decision on the Starr Drive with KOD and Cookie on Tuesday.
When KOD suggested he did not need to quit radio and that he could have juggled the two, the ‘Show Me Your Love’ hitmaker retorted that would have ideal but he just could not. “Let me be very honest with you, radio is very draining and that at a point in your life you would have to take a firm decision and it doesn’t necessarily have to be pleasant. It must hurt, for you to take a bold decision, you need to feel the pain and it wasn’t too easy for to make that decision because I realised that it was getting into the way of my shows,” he said.
According to reports, More than 70 passengers on board two buses that collided head-on in the early hours of Friday March 22, 2019 on the Tamale-Kintampo Highway have all died.
A plan crashes killing 157, perhaps, once in a long time and swift efforts are made to ensure it does not happen again.
In Ghana, night road travel, which is popular is almost akin to a suicide mission—for the simple fact that the roads have no street lights, no proper markings and road signs.
At around 10pm last night, I was driving from a Prison visit from Cardiff to London and the M4, the longest of my journey, was so lit it was as if I was driving during the day.
In Ghana, no one cares and the drivers are somewhat stupid too—running top speed in the dark.
We say we have a government but common street lights and markings cannot be provided. It’s as if we are being ruled by juveniles who will build a cathedral than fix street lights even in the fact of these rampant deadly accidents.
You the citizens are also mad, I believe!
This is what we call a stupid death, caused by ourselves.
May their souls rest in peace.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday completed the 7th and 8th reviews under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF)-supported arrangement.
The completion of the two final reviews on March 20, 2019, will make available to Ghana the cumulative amount of about $185.2 million, the IMF said in a release issued on Wednesday. “Considering the authorities’ [resolve] to tackle difficult reforms, the Executive Board also approved the authorities’ request for a waiver of the nonobservance of a few program targets,” the IMF said in the release.
Ghana’s three-year arrangement was approved on April 3, 2015 for about US$925.9 million or 180 per cent of quota at the time of approval of the arrangement. It was extended for an additional year on August 30, 2017, and is to end on April 2, 2019.
The arrangement aimed to restore debt sustainability and macroeconomic stability in the country to foster a return to high growth and job creation while protecting social spending.
Following the Executive Board’s discussion, Mr Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director and Acting Chair, issued the following statement: “The authorities have achieved significant macroeconomic gains over the course of the ECF-supported program, with rising growth, single-digit inflation, fiscal consolidation, and banking sector clean-up. Continued macroeconomic adjustment should underpin these improvements, as the 2020 elections approach. “In a sign of the authorities’ commitment to fiscal consolidation, the end-2018 fiscal targets were met. Sustained fiscal discipline is needed to reduce financing needs and anchor debt dynamics. As stronger revenue mobilization is critical, the submission of the tax exemption bill is welcome but needs to be complemented by efforts to strengthen tax compliance. Fiscal space is needed to support priority programs, while off-budget expenditures should be avoided. “Progress on structural reforms needs to be intensified. Plans to improve public financial management and supervision of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), the establishment of a fiscal council, and the fiscal rule are welcome. Stronger monitoring of fiscal operations, including for SOEs, will help mi