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Sarkodie taught me all about songwriting royalties – Akwaboah

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Highlife musician and songwriter Kwabena Akwaboah intimated that he used to ghostwrite songs for other musicians without receiving any royalties for his intellectual property. Until he worked with Sarkodie, who schooled him on songwriting and the royalties associated with the art.

Kwabena Akwaboah an interview with MzGee on Simply Showbiz on TV3, Saturday, May 22. He has written award-winning songs for many musicians who didn’t pay him a dime. Until his collaboration to work with Sarkodie on his “Mary” album that he educated him on the subject.

The “Posti Me” hit singer revealed that the first hit songs he wrote for artists like Becca, SP Kofi Sarpong and Efya yielded no revenue. So he decided to stop ghostwriting for others and focus on his own career as a singer.

“So basically, this is me entering the music industry, not knowing so much about it. So my first one was “Daa K3 Daa”, I didn’t even know I had that gift of writing songs. One evening I went to Kiki’s place, I spoke to him about it, Kiki listened to it, he said, ‘this is a good song’, they hit the studio and the song bam(was a hit)”.

“And from that day, I realized I have that gift, and I didn’t know, so I didn’t make a dime because I didn’t know anything about it. I didn’t even know what royalties were. I knew so little about how royalties worked. Because I wanted fame then, I felt so good about the first one, oh! I wrote “Daa K3 Daa”. I wanted to do another one, and then ASP Kofi Sarpong’s came. That also became a hit, no royalties from that camp too. Because I was now entering the industry, I didn’t know,” Akwaboah recounted his experience.

He went on to say, “ I went to Richie’s place. I was going to do my song one evening, and Richie was like, he almost signed Efya onto his label. So he needed a song for Efya, I had to stay there that night, and I wrote “Best In Me”, Efya sang it. No royalties, nothing from there too, you get my point. So I was like, Ummm! I’m being foolish. So most of the songs, I didn’t really get anything until the “Mary” album came. That was when Sarkodie started showing me how these things work. He taught me how the royalties worked and how we had to split it and everything, so it was literally 50/50 between Sark and I”.

The “Gangster Loving” crooner said artists who wanted him to ghostwrite for them only wanted to pay him a pittance to keep the songs and all the associated proceeds. Thus he decided not to write for anyone but himself.

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“Your sins do not count anymore when you accept Jesus Christ” – Wendy Shay stuns fans with this Biblical message

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Singer Wendy Shay is on the sure path to self-discovery as her latest post preaches forgiveness and the importance of people relying on God.

According to her, sin and guilt do not necessarily condemn one to eternal destruction or Hell if the person is ready to change and ask God for forgiveness.

Wendy Shay also added that when one is ready to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, Heaven is guaranteed and one’s sins do not count anymore.

Don’t be deceived by anyone or ur own guilt that b’cos u have sinned you are going to hell..if u sin n repent and ask for forgiveness u will be forgiven .u go to heaven bcos you have accepted Jesus Christ and not because u are good person You are worthy always cos of the blood.

 

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Sarkodie preaches to men on how to avoid giving out money to girls who keep asking for them

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Sarkodie has dropped a freestyle that teaches Ghanaian men how to avoid giving out money to ladies who frequently asked for them.

Looks like the BET award winner is ready to impart the spirit of stinginess that he has always been tagged with to his fellow men.

In the early hours of Monday, 14th June 2021, King Sark dropped the hot freestyle on his verified Twitter account and this has garnered massive reactions from fans and other music lovers.

Sarkodie who is known for his rap skills went in hard for this freestyle as he did it in a story from where he was actually preaching to men on how to avoid giving out money to women who keep asking for money.

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TB Joshua’s church announces his funeral arrangements

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The T.B Joshua Ministries has released a statement disclosing his funeral arrangement.

According to the statement, a week-long service of songs will be held from Monday, July 5 to July 11. The statement revealed that he will be buried at the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations Church in Lagos.

The clergyman died on June 5.

Read the statement below

”SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

GOOD MORNING AND WIN TODAY! DEAR SCOAN AND EMMANUEL TV FAMILY ALL OVER THE WORLD, WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED PRAYERS, LOVE AND SUPPORT.

WE KNOW YOU ARE AWARE THAT OUR FATHER IN THE LORD, PROPHET TB JOSHUA, HAS BEEN TAKEN HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD. WE WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT NOTHING WILL STOP THE WORK OF GOD AT THE SCOAN FROM MOVING ON. PROPHET TB JOSHUA MAY BE ABSENT IN THE BODY BUT HE IS PRESENT IN THE SPIRIT (COLOSSIANS 2:5). INDEED, GOD IS EVEN MORE POWERFUL AT DISTANCE!

WE ARE CURRENTLY PREPARING FOR THE WEEK-LONG SERVICE FROM MONDAY 5TH TO SUNDAY 11TH JULY 2021 IN HONOUR OF PROPHET TB JOSHUA’S LIFE AND LEGACY. HE WILL BE LAID TO REST AT THE SYNAGOGUE, CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS (SCOAN) IN LAGOS, NIGERIA.

ALL SERVICES WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON EMMANUEL TV. THE SERVICES WHICH WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WILL BE COMMUNICATED TO YOU AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME.

AS OUR FATHER IN THE LORD, PROPHET TB JOSHUA SAYS, “WHEN WE CLOSE OUR EYES TO ALL THINGS IN THIS WORLD, WE SHALL OPEN THEM IN A WORLD OF GLORY.”

EMMANUEL – GOD IS WITH US. JESUS IS LORD!”

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