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Rawlings ‘Killed’ Highlife Music – Gyedu-Blay Ambolley



Ghanaian highlife legend, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley has disclosed that the late Jerry John Rawlings killed highlife music in Ghana during his reign.

According to him, despite the love and passion the founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had for music, it is during his era that highlife music falls apart.

Explaining his allegations to Foster Romanus on eTV, Ambolley said the late former president introduced two years of constant curfew which eventually saw the end of highlife music.

However, he bailed himself out that his assertion does not mean Rawlings killed highlife music deliberately but certain conditions he introduced did.

There was a curfew and this curfew was over two years constantly. The curfew was from 6pm to 6am so this meant that musicians couldn’t play their music to make ends meet”.

Gyedu-Blay continued that due to this, most of the musicians had to travel outside to Europe, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and other countries to do their music and earn a living. By the time the curfew was lifted, according to him, there were no musicians around.

That was when the spinners had to come and replace the musicians so despite having that passion for music, to fulfill his aim of unifying the police, the military and the civilians because of security reasons, he had to let the curfew stay as long as over two years”, he further explained.


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Adepa Emerges The Winner Of MTN Hitmaker Season 9 (Photos And Videos)



Adepa the mask girl’ has won the season 9 edition of 2020 MTN Hitmaker reality show held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) in Accra.

This year’s edition which was themed: ‘Unlock your flow’ saw a thrilling and electrifying performance from the various contestants, Adepa, Achiaa, Gabi Nova and Kobby Tuesday.

Eventually, Adepa, the mysterious singer put up a sterling performance to defeat Gabi Nova, Achiaa, and Kobby Tuesday to grab the GH¢120,000 recording contract deal.

Kobby Tuesday, surprisingly came second while Gabi Nova took the third position and Achiaa settled for the fourth position at this year’s hitmaker grand finale.

Past winners and contestants Kidi, Mr Drew, Kurl Songx, Lasmid, Kofi Pages, who made their way to the venue thrilled the audience with electrifying performances.

So far, MTN Hitmaker has produced music talents such as KiDi (Season 4 winner), Kurl Songx (Season 5 winner), Freda Rhymes (Season 6 winner), OV (Season 7 winner), Lasmid (Season 8) , Lynx Entertainment signee, Kuami Eugene, Mr. Drew and Krymi

Watch video of when Adepa was announced the winner of MTN Hitmaker season:

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Picture of John Mahama Ana His wife Lordina Kissing causes stir online (photo)



Former President John Dramani Mahama is in the news today after a picture of him kissing his wife passionately surfaced online.

The former first lady Lordina Mahama is one of the finest women Ghana has been blessed with and also heavily endowed as a man will want.

The former president and his wife showed their love for each other as the paparazzi’s camera picked them up during that intimate moment.

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Strongman Reveals Why Sarkodie Takes Delight In Collaborations Than Releasing Singles On His Own



Strongman Burner, formally of Sarkcess Music has revealed why his former boss Sarkodie likes collaborating with other artists instead of releasing more songs on his own.

We all can attest to the fact that ninety percent of Sarkodie’s songs are featured songs. Though Ghanaians have raised eyebrows about why he is into collaborations, the issue remains suspended since the provided answers do not look satisfying.

In this case, Strongman who has walked with Sarkodie for years has revealed why Sarkodie does more collaborations.

According to him, it is difficult to release a couple of singles as a rapper, adding that featuring other artists look easier for rappers since the featured artist will do all the chorus and hookups.

Speaking from experience, Strongman told Foster Romanus on eTV that seeing a rapper singing and rapping at the same time looks difficult as compared to a singer who can combine few lyrics and use it as a rap in their song.

He made this known while responding to a question as to why most of the songs on his newly released album titled ’10 am’ are full-featured songs.

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