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Poll: Between Strongman And Teephlow, Who Kills It Better?

The battle for supremacy has long been fought between two of Ghana's finest microphone gods. So, today, we have decided to solicit the views of our readers on who is better between Strongman and Teephlow. Kindly vote by checking the box before the image of your favorite rapper.

 

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VGMAs Processes Are Confusing – Kokoveli Asserts

Hiplife artiste, Kokovelli has revealed that the processes of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), confuse him.

In an interview with Graphic Showbiz on Tuesday, the Zaa Za hitmaker, real name Nathaniel Totimeh, said he gets confused with how the awards scheme unfolds, especially where people pick nomination forms to nominate themselves.

“How can you nominate yourself? Your works should nominate you and I believe that should be the way to go, people nominating themselves is wrong.

“Way back Charterhouse was doing it better but now they are messing up the awards, we don’t even understand the awards anymore, they should come out and explain it,” Kokovelli said.

Kokovelli also seems to have some issues with the categorisation. “Kuami Eugene winning Highlife Artiste of the Year is ridiculous because he is not a Highlife artiste, he does Afropop, Angela and Confusion are not Highlife songs so they should not be in the Highlife category if you ask me.”

When it comes to the Most Popular Song of the Year, Kokovelli opines that Patapaa’s One Corner should have won that category hands down.

“Sponsor was popular, Taking Over was way popular but for me it was Patapaa’s One Corner that should have won, it was all over the place not only in Ghana but Nigeria and South Africa, it travelled everywhere,'' Kokovelli insisted.

When this reporter pointed out to him that Fancy Gadam’s Total Cheat won based on votes, Kokovelli would not take any of that saying, “How do you pick talent through voting? There are those who are rich and can buy call credit for people to vote for them. You could be the most talented and not get votes so I think voting should take just about 20 percent while the board uses its discretion,” he said.

The former member of the Hiplife Trinity also questioned the choice of Teephlow winning the Record of the Year category. “what is that about? what do they mean by Record of the Year? we could do with some explanation.”

It was not all gloomy for Kokovelli who is extremely happy with all the awards Ebony Reigns won on the night especially the ultimate Artiste of the Year.

“Those saying we are honouring the dead should bear in mind that Ebony made all those hits before she died, Micheal Jackson and Bob Marley are still being celebrated. In 2017 all her songs were mainstream hits, each being stronger than the previous one. She deserves it because she worked hard for it, she had mainstream hits,” he said.

Kokovelli also believes that Samini winning the Dancehall Song of the Year with My Own was well deserved, “Samini’s My Own is good, lyrics, instrumentation are all on point so it was a well- deserved award.”

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I Discovered Ebony When Nobody Valued Her – Bullet Responds To Media Reports

Ricky Nana Agyemeng, Known popularly as Bullet, the manager of the late Ebony  has subtly responded to the several claims by the musician's father over the week.

Ebony’s father, Nana Poku Kwarteng has since Saturday made several  revelations against the management team of his daughter.

He has in one of them indicated that her daughter’s management should be blamed for her death because if they were serious, they would not have allowed her travel at that time of the day which resulted in her unfortunate death

But responding in a post on Facebook, Bullet indicated that Ebony Reigns appreciates what he did for her even in her death.

He mentioned that while people could not realize the good in her, he picked her and brought out the star in her leading to her winning some enviable awards in the recently held Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA)

He posted:

“I believe strongly u appreciate whatever I did for u in life and in death, cos when the whole world didn’t see ur value I saw the star in u, a diamond and a fearless queen.ebony reigns forever”.

I Discovered Ebony When Nobody Valued Her

 

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I Won’t Waste My Time Doing A Collaboration With Him – Fancy Gadam Jabs Patapaa

The reigning VGMA's Popular Song of The Year winner and the king of hiplife in the North,  Ahjmed Mujahid Bello, popularly known as Fancy Gadam has said his colleague hiplife musician, Patapaa Amisty is not a talented artiste.

READ ALSO: I Discovered Ebony When Nobody Valued Her - Bullet Responds To Media Reports

According to the 'Total Cheat' singer, he would not waste his time doing a collaboration with Patapaa.

The two musician have been in the news lately for  throwing punches at each other after Patapaa had intimated that Fancy Gadam didn not deserve the Song of the Year award he won at the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).

Fancy Gadam won the award with his hit song ‘Total Cheat’, to the disappointment of Patapaa who was cocksure  that his internationally acclaimed hit song ‘One Corner’ should have won that category.

READ ALSO: My Song Doesn't Deserve To Win Gospel Song Of The Year - Joe Mettle

A demoralized Patapaa stormed out of the Accra International Conference center where the awards ceremony was held, expressing his dissatisfaction and further alleging that Charter House, the organizers of the awards had taken bribe to cheat him.

However, Fancy Gadam found it absurd that Patapaa thought he was the only person who could have won the award when he was not more popular than the other nominees in the category.

Speaking Bola Ray on his Starr Chat show on  Wednesday, Fancy Gadam stated that he doesn’t see Patapaa to be a musician.

READ ALSO: Patapaa Eats His Words, Apologizes To Charter House

“Patapaa is not talented, I’ll not waste my time doing a collaboration with him. I’ll not put Patapaa on my song, he’s a joker he’s not a musician.” he said.

 

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Patapaa Eats His words, Apologizes To Charter House

Ghananian Hiplife artiste, Patapapa has apologized to Charterhouse, organizers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) for accusing them of corruption.

READ ALSO: Charter House Dares Patapaa To Present Evidence Or Render Apology

In the aftermath of the VGMAs, an angry Patapaa who was confident of winning the category of Popular Song Of The Year, jabbed  Charterhouse, claiming they had taken some 'stupid' money to give his rightfully deserved award to Fancy Gadam.

In a follow up, Charter House challenged Patapaa to provide evidence that he was cheated or do  apologize publicly for trying to tarnish the company’s image.

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“If Patapaa has an evidence of us taking money from any nominee, he should release else he should apologise to the board, academy and the general public for that comment,” the Public Relations Officer of Charterhouse, George Quaye told ZionFelix in an interview.

“We will release the votes very soon so that we all see how everybody performed on the night. It is a very unfortunate statement from him.”

However, in an interview on Bola Ray's Starr Chat on Thursday, Patapaa rendered an unqualified apology to Charter House, explaining that he made those comments out of anger and adding that he deeply regrets his action.

READ ALSO: My Song Doesn't Deserve To Win Gospel Song Of The Year - Joe Mettle

“I apologize to Charterhouse, that very day I was not myself…I was very disturbed and my fans were sad as well. I felt like going out of the auditorium and the media pushed me to do an interview, I know I didn’t speak well. Please forgive me, I’m very sorry.” he said.

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Diamond Platnumz Arrested For Social Media Indecency

Popular Tanzanian musician, Nasib Abdul known worldwide as Diamond Platinumz is under police custody for posting indecent video clips on social media, the Parliament heard.

Minister of Information, Arts culture and Sports, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe revealed this on Tuesday April 17.

READ ALSO: Charter House Releases Voting Results For VGMA 2018

Dr Mwakyembe also instructed the authorities to arrest a female Musician, Nandi after posting indecent videos on social media last week.

He was responding to a supplementary question from Ulanga Member of Parliament, Goodluck Mlinga, who sought to know what the government was doing against people who are misusing social media platforms.

"We haven't remained idle as you remember we passed Electronic and Postal Communication Act (EPOCA) regulations recently and for your information we have arrested a popular musician, Diamond, for posting indecent content on social media," he told the Parliament.

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An instagram post of Diamond playfully kissing an unidentified woman has been shared by several news sites. It is believed that the video is Diamond's approach to getting back at his baby mama who jilted him not long ago. However, it is unclear if these are the pictures or videos that have got the artiste in trouble with the law enforcers of his country. More on this would be brought to you soon.

READ ALSO: I Am Not Aware Of Ebony's Foundation - Father Of Deceased Musician

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I Am Not Aware Of Ebony’s Foundation – Father Of Deceased Musician

Father of late Dancehall artiste Ebony Reigns, Nana Opoku Kwarteng has said he has no information concerning his late daughter’s foundation.

According to him, Ebony’s management team led by Bullet never contacted him to discuss issues about the foundation with him.

READ ALSO: Charter House Releases Voting Results For VGMA 2018

“I had no idea about Ebony‘s foundation that Bullet was talking about and nobody contacted me on that.” Nana Poku Kwarteng on Hitz FM

A tribute and vigil concert was held in Ebony’s honour at the La Trade Fair Centre in Accra on March 23.

Some of Ghana’s top artistes performed at the tribute concert which was a prelude to the funeral service of the late Ghanaian artiste.

READ ALSO: Charter House Dares Patapaa To Present Evidence Or Render Apology

The CEO of Ruff Town records and Midas Touch Inc., told the public the reason for the ten cedis (GHC10.00) gate fee is to help launch a foundation to cater for accident victims at the various health institutions on behalf of the late Ebony Reigns.

Bullet added that part of the amount would be used to support the organization of the funeral on March 24, 2018 at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.

In an earlier interview Nana Poku Kwarteng said the he cannot challenge Ebony’s manager, Bullet if he claims to have written all of Ebony’s songs.

According to him, even though that assertion has been held by many, he knows Ebony to be a very good songwriter.

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He made this revelation in an interview with Prince Tsegah on Hitz FM’s “You Sey Wetin” program on Monday.

Mr Kwarteng further noted that before Ebony met Bullet, she had couple of songs compiled as a demo that got Bullet’s attention to sign her onto the RuffTown record label.

“I can’t challenge that because I wouldn’t know. I didn’t think he should talk about that because it’s not necessary. The lady [Ebony] is not around to challenge that fact. We know him to be a songwriter. Ebony also writes songs. She has about 20 unreleased songs. I know her to be a writer…” he told Prince Tsegah.

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Charter House Releases Voting Results For VGMA 2018

Following heavy criticism regarding the 2018 edition of the prestigious Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Chatter House, the organizers of the annual event has released a full list of voting results for the 2018 edition of the awards.

READ ALSO: 10 Ghana Music Awards Records That Would Keep You In Awe

The award scheme was heavily criticized by both music fans and musicians themselves as many felt things went wrong at the recent edition of the VGMAs. Notable among the critics is Patapaa who felt the awards scheme was involved in some corrupt activities to deny him of an award he had rightly won.

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However, the voting results as released by Chatter House and collated and certified by KPMG seems to cement the authenticity of the awards presented on Saturday, April 11, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Meanwhile, there are no breakdowns as to how the board voted and what percentage constituted votes from the public.

See photos below for the full voting results:

VGMA 2018 Results
VGMA 2018 Artiste Of The Year

VGMA 2018 Results
VGMA 2018 Best Rapper Of The Year

VGMA 2018 Most Popular Song

VGMA 2018 Results
VGMA 2018 Most Popular Song

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Charter House Dares Patapaa To Present Evidence Or Render Apology

Charterhouse Ghana, the organizers of the annual  Ghana Music Awards has challenged Patapaa to produce evidence backing his claims of corruption against the brand or come out openly to render an apology.

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In an interview with celebrity blogger, Zionfelix, the Public Relations Officer of Chatterhouse, Mr, George Quaye had this to say:

“If Patapaa has an evidence of us taking money from any nominee, he should release else he should apologise to the board, academy and the general public for that comment,”

“We will release the votes very soon so that we all see how everybody performed on the night. It is a very unfortunate statement from him.”

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It could be recalled that during an interview with JOY NEWS on the night of the VGMAs, the 'One Corner' crooner claimed that he lost because the organizers took “stupid money” to hand the award to Fancy Gadam.

A visibly angry Patapaa also said patrons at the event venue even showed their displeasure when Fancy Gadam was named as the winner of the category.

Meanwhile, Charter House has released the full list of voting results for the 19th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards... Click here to see the full list.

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Patience Nyarko Rates TV3’s Mentor Above VGMA, Calls It Bogus

Ghanaian Gospel star, Patience Nyarko has discredited the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), saying it is bogus and full of deception.

READ ALSO: Angry Patapaa Accuses VGMA Organizers Of Corruption After 'No Award'

The Popular Gospel singer who was speaking on Power 97.9 FM alleged that she was robbed of a clearly deserved award at the recently held edition of the award.

Her popular song, ‘Obi nnyane me’ which was nominated to compete in the Gospel Song Of The Year category 'shockingly' lost the award to Joe Mettle’s ‘Boo noni’ at the 19th edition of the event. She also did not win the Gospel Artiste of the year award.

Joe Mettle in an interview with Agyeman on Monday had admitted though his ‘Boo noni’ song was a hit song, Patience Nyarko’s ‘Obi nnyane me’ was much popular than his worship song that topped all gospel songs in the year under review.

READ ALSO: 10 Ghana Music Awards Records That Would Keep You In Awe

In a counter interview with Agyeman prempeh (Agyengo), host of Power Drive, Patience Nyarko said she was cheated.

“I was clearly robbed. ..I think TV3’s Mentor programme is very credible than the VGMA,” she declared, saying that her life does not depend on the award.

“Gospel is not about awards but you know, the awards are to motivate. I am not depending on the awards though. I believe the hypocrisy has become too much and I will not keep quiet because as a Christian, you don’t have to keep things to yourself but voice it out.”

According to her, Atinka TV's ‘Di Asa’ is very credible than Charter House’s award scheme. She said in the past, she did not talk about her loss because she thought she was becoming better by the day and hoped her hit song, ‘Obi nnyane me’ would win an award.

When asked if she would want to be part of the VGMA after discrediting the annual event, Patience said: “I will speak but if Charterhouse thinks I have spoken out and for that matter they won’t nominate me again, that’s fine.”

The W’afom Kwan hit maker says the title of her next album is “Wasisi me” (I’ve been cheated) but failed to explain if the title is in connection with Charterhouse, organisers of the VGMA.

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Meanwhile,  popular Music Producer, Fred Kyei Mensah who was also a panel member on the show said he was not enthused with the assertions of the Gospel musician.

“We don’t talk with emotions. Ebony’s father said the award is one of the most prestigious award schemes and Patience says it is not credible. You don’t have to burn bridges, I know the pain but she should tone down. What if Joe Mettle gets a gig and they ask he does it with Patience Nyarko. You see, there are some things we should be careful with,” he said.

 

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