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Event organisers killing creative arts industry : Joselyn Dumas

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Actress Joselyn Dumas has said that most event organizers and individuals organizing events in Ghana is part of the reasons why creative arts in Ghana is failing.

According to her, most organizations do not give regard to the talent of most people in the creative arts industry and hence fail to pat them for the work done whenever they are contracted to do a job.

The actress and radio personality who was speaking to Accra-based Hitz FM noted that some Ghanaians are of the view that female celebrities warm the bed of rich men in order to make a living but indicated that is not the situation but rather they work very hard to earn a living.

She said “It’s not easy out there…Contrary to what people think, a lot of us in the industry are making an honest living and this is how we make our living so if you don’t pay, how am I going to live”.

“You call us ‘Ashawobrities’ and claim there is no celebrity in Ghana. How do you expect some of us to live and survive if you don’t pay us what is owed us and because you feel like the talent is not tangible so you’re not going to pay me or someone sitting there will think, why are you giving this girl this amount for just talking? But it’s not just talking. Even when you go out, you pay for the dress you wear and might not be able to repeat same dress at other places, the makeup artist, your hair are all paid for and by the time you’re done that cheque you’re getting, you’re spending one-third of it.”

She added: “I even do emcee for free sometimes but it’s all about communication. I’ve been trying to be civil with this gentleman (Sadiq Abdulai) and I know him and worked with him and he is an amazing person who believes in the arts but at the end of the day, you can’t play with my daily bread”.

“This is what we know and do for a living. This is why our industry is actually suffering because nobody is paying for anything. Everybody is taking everyone for granted in the industry. When you hire a talent to pay the person because my talent is what I’m offering to the table and your payment is what you’re bringing to the table… I’ve been able to fulfill my bargain, fulfill yours too.”

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This Kid Sold his Album On The Street To Raise Funds

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How far can you go to achieve your dream? Whats the extreme? Humans are mostly driven but passion to keep doing things they love doing. Personally we would all have a reason to why we just can’t give up on certain things.

Over the weekend I met this young man who was selling hardcopies of his works which happens to be his new Extended Playlist (EP) titled “This Is Nothing For The Radio”. Odd title for an album right? Yeah. As curious as I was decided to buy a copy and listen to as to why he decided to choose this title.

Surprisingly the tracks on the album were better than what we mostly hear on our radio. So I asked him why he chose the title “This Is Nothing For The Radio”. According to him, he is motivated by facts and wanted to create music that would stand the test of time and not a tape that would be played a couple of times on the radio and then forgotten about.

He Goes by the name Jo’ Wayne which was derived from his real name Jonathan Elorm Wayne. Let me tell you something that would interest you as well, Jo’ Wayne is a level 600 Doctor of Laboratory Medicine, a student at the University of Development Studies and is also an alumnus of the University of Cape Coast.

Aside Singing Dr Elorm Wayne is also surprisingly good at producing music, mixing and mastering as well. Now why would a doctor spend more time in music? He said “I see the making of music as some sort of therapy because it is something i can always run to whenever I need to escape stress.
He continued saying it is an avenue for me to extend messages being given to him by my inner voices to the world.

Later that night I decided to dig into his profile and it turned out he started doing music before 2012. Wow. How was he doing it? Well, I didn’t get the chance to ask him, but I can say he loves what he does, and after listening to his album, he’s just perfect at it. CurrentIy I haven’t been able to choose a favourite, they are all Lit, you would have to check the album. “Win” puts my emotions on a rollercoaster.

Guys you seriously have to check this Album
You can request for the hardcopy via (+233 54 896 1557) or are get it digitally on iTunes.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Built A Career Out Of Controversy; Now It May Destroy Him And We Hope Shatta Wale Learns From This

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The bizarre rise and spectacular fall of 22-year-old rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine would be cinematic if it were not so dire. The Brooklyn native, born Daniel Herhandez, faces 32 years to life in prison following his arrest on racketeering and firearms charges along with other members of New York’s 9 Trey Bloods gang, with whom he is affiliated. Last Friday, 6ix9ine announced via Instagram that he had canceled his American tour and fired his entire team, including several fellow gang members; on Monday, the Daily Beast reported that these ex-associates planned to “super-violate” him before the Feds made their arrests. The rapper captioned his Instagram post, “WATCH IT ALL CRUMBLE.”

In retrospect, perhaps this was the inevitable conclusion to 6ix9ine’s story all along. He rose to prominence by cultivating a uniquely absurd image, courting physical and sexual violence, and circumventing the music industry’s traditional gatekeepers. As the rapper’s legal troubles mounted, his stardom grew; by the time he began scoring chart hits and collaborating with superstar artists, the music felt secondary. But the same controversy that rocketed 6ix9ine into the mainstream may be the thing that dooms his career—and, if he is convicted, effectively ends his life as he knows it.

6ix9ine’s brief but volcanic career began, appropriately enough, with a meme. A rainbow-haired miscreant with Skittle teeth and a giant “69” tattooed across his forehead exemplified the changing state of hip-hop in 2017. The rapper harnessed this viral fame to push his first single, “Gummo,” to No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 that same year. The song’s minimalist, hyper-distorted beat and bloodthirsty raps epitomized the burgeoning “SoundCloud rap” scene, and 6ix9ine helped cement the subgenre’s mainstream viability alongside other young, controversial artists, such as the late XXXTentacion.

But as “Gummo” elevated 6ix9ine’s profile, it also brought his past offenses to light. In 2015, the then-18-year-old Hernandez pleaded guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance. The rapper accepted a plea deal in which he agreed, among other things, to obtain his GED and “not commit any crime or violation during the two-year adjournment.” 6ix9ine violated these terms, and a sentencing was scheduled for early 2018.

This sentencing was first postponed from January to April, and later from April to October. In the meantime, 6ix9ine’s career continued to flourish. His debut mixtape, Day69: Graduation Day, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 upon its release in February. In July, the rapper scored his biggest Hot 100 hit to date with his Nicki Minaj collaboration “Fefe,” which peaked at No. 3 and was certified double platinum. In less than a year, 6ix9ine went from a viral internet sensation to collaborating with the likes of Minaj and Kanye West, and was scheduled to open Minaj and Future’s NickiHndrxx Tour before it got canceled.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Lawyer: Rapper Is A Victim Who Only Used Gangster Image

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Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s lawyer has released a statement asserting his client’s innocence following the rapper’s federal arrest on Sunday night and charges that could lead to a potential life sentence. The rapper (real name Daniel Hernandez) has been charged with racketeering and gun possession and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 32 years if convicted.

“Daniel Hernandez is completely innocent of all charges being brought against him,” Hernandez’ attorney Lance Lazzaro wrote in a statement Wednesday. “An entertainer who portrays a ‘gangster image’ to promote his music does not make him a member of an enterprise.”

Much of the charges against Hernandez center on his involvement with the Nine Trey Bloods, an allegedly violent New York gang. According to arguments from Lazzaro at Hernandez’ arraignment hearing on Monday night, Hernandez was not a participating member of the gang, but had met members of the gang at a 2017 concert and hired them as management and security. Four other associates of Hernandez — all alleged members of the gang — were arrested on Sunday night and Monday morning in connection to the same racketeering charges.

Tekashi 6ix9ine in New Jersey, Oct. 28, 2018.

“Mr. Hernandez became a victim of this enterprise and later took steps by firing employees and publicly denounced this enterprise through a morning show,” Lazzaro’s statement continues. Late last week, Hernandez took to Instagram to cancel his upcoming tour and announce that he’d fired his “whole team” after claiming they had been stealing from him. He subsequently appeared on New York radio station Power 105’s The Breakfast Club to explain his decision, publicly distancing himself from the men he would be charged with days later.

“Threats were then made against his life which resulted in this case being brought immediately,” Lazzaro’s statement concludes.

Following his statements distancing himself from his former manager and security detail, a federal wiretap picked up threats against Hernandez’ life, including a promise to “violate” him. Hernandez was then brought into protective custody on Saturday night, which he later declined. After he planned to travel to Connecticut to visit a casino, Hernandez and others were arrested.

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