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Let’s start off with a round of applause for dancers, non-dancers, Ghanaians living abroad, friends of Ghana, dignitaries, celebrities and media personalities who joined in the unique celebration of IDDiG (International Dance Day in Ghana) in 2016. While over 200 countries celebrated World Dance Day with different dance genres, Ghana made a strong statement by celebrating its own- Azonto Dance. The outcome, we got listed at number 17 in the world google ranking for International Dance Day celebrations.

The celebration, which started with a social media engagement and climaxed with an Azonto Jam, was graced by Carl Ampah of UNESCO, Adwoa Awindor of Greetings from Abroad fame, former Dep. Min. of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Dzifa Gomashie, and hosted by Reggie Rockstone.
This year, come 29th of April, the world will celebrate dance like never before and Ghana must once again give Azonto Dance a voice. Thus, all dancers and non-dancers, Ghanaians and friends of Ghana, living in and out of Ghana, and the media, are being called upon to participate and support in this year’s World Dance Day celebration.
World Dance Day, also known as the International Dance Day, was initiated by the World Dance Council in 1982. Affiliated with UNESCO and based in Paris, the dance council, referred to as CID, has been promoting dance each year, with specific messages and themes to promote the good values of dance on 29th April, in various countries.
According to Robert Klah, the CEO of CAiM (Creative Arts in Motion).

“Dance as a creative arts discipline is currently not that prestigious in Ghana, and that has to change. We have therefore taken it upon ourselves to contribute what we can to this change, and giving Azonto dance an annual voice is one of many initiatives we believe can salvage the situation. Azonto dance is ours, Ghana’s contribution to the world dance syllabus. It is our pop dance form, made up of different dance moves to Afrobeats/ Afropop tunes. Currently the dance is evolving, and it’s happening so fast that if we do not own the process, each step of the way, it may lose its identity. And we must not allow that to happen. So all dancers, non-dancers, Ghanaians and friends of Ghana, and the media alike, are encouraged to come aboard for this nationwide celebration on 29th April.”

The celebration will start with a daytime social media engagement, where fans of Azonto are required to upload a 60sec video, or post pictures of themselves or anyone dancing Azonto on 29th April, onto Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, with the following hashtags- #iddig #azontogboko #danceteratv. Alternatively videos and pictures can be sent via Whatsapp before 29th April, to the number +233506679491 for repost. The celebration will be climaxed with an Azonto Dance Concert at its place of origin, James Town, Manste Agbonaa, from 6pm. The night will feature over 50 dance performances from the best talents in Ghana, showcasing new dance moves, urban dance passion, and great skill. Pro Azonto music artistes such Luther, Article Wan, and more, will make an appearance to grace the celebration.

IDDiG is a call to action for all Ghanaians living in Ghana and abroad, all friends of Ghana, and all lovers of Azonto, to join in the celebration of Ghana’s own- Azonto. Azonto celebration on International Dance Day is an initiative of CAiM and powered by Dancetera TV, Ghana’s Official Dance Channel for anything dance. For updates and enquiries engage @DanceteraTV on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube), or call +233506679491/ +233244611808.

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Kahpun Holds 2nd Successful Virtual Concert, Powered By Hunta Productions

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Cape Coast must be very blessed to have the likes of Kahpun still pushing his music craft across all corners. He has successfully held another historic virtual concert over the weekend in his hometown (Cape Coast).

His first virtual concert done in Accra on August 15, 2020, with Eno Barony, AK Songstress, Lord Morgan as guest appearances; it pulled a plausible feat, courtesy, Joy Prime TV.

As a way of supporting his fellow artists back home, Kahpun pulled along some of his contemporaries like Orkortor Perry, Kojo Vypa, Jungle Boss, Boggy Wenzday, Yaw Blvck, Saa Boy No, Isaac Crentsil, Papa Gyetey, among others. Ayesem was a special guest on the tall list of performers in Kahpun’s set for Cape Coast.

Kahpun performed his songs back to back for over 90 minutes with a live band.

“Election Time”, his latest release was not left out of the catalog! A song he did recently to caution Ghanaians and electorates ahead of the December 7th Presidential and Parliamentary Elections to be wary of politicians who would come to them with sugar-coated words just to get votes and deceive them again.

Watch “Election Time” by Kahpun here on Youtube:

Kahpun has had a colorful year with at least 5 solid releases with 2 international features with Anthony B (Jamaica) and Stonebwoy (Ghana), respectively.

Darling FM in Cape Coast partnered with Hunta Productions UK to publicize the event via their radio network to online platforms.

Kindly follow him on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter @KahpunHHA.

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2020 American Music Awards : Full List Of Winners

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The 2020 American Music Awards aired on Sunday night from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater with Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson as the host.

The Weeknd earned three trophies in the soul/R&B category for favourite male artist, favourite album for ”After Hours”, and favourite song for “Heartless”.

Duo Dan + Shay bagged two awards for their song “10,000 Hours” featuring Justin Bieber in the collaboration of the year and favourite song – country categories. They were also adjudged favourite duo or group – country.

Rapper Doja Cat won two awards: new artist of the year and favourite female artist – soul/R&B.

See the full list of nominees and winners indicated in bold.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber

Post Malone

Roddy Ricch

Taylor Swift (WINNER)

The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lewis Capaldi

Doja Cat (WINNER)

DaBaby

Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Megan Thee Stallion

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours” (WINNER)

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage Remix”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS (WINNER)

Billie Eilish

EXO

Ariana Grande

NCT 127

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Doja Cat, “Say So”

Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”

Taylor Swift, “Cardigan” (WINNER)

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Justin Bieber (WINNER)

Post Malone

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Dua Lipa

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift (WINNER)

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
BTS (WINNER)

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Harry Styles, “Fine Line” (WINNER)

Taylor Swift, “Folklore”

The Weeknd, “After Hours”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”

Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now” (WINNER)

Post Malone, “Circles”

Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kane Brown (WINNER)

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST- COUNTRY
Gabby Barrett

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris (WINNER)

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Dan + Shay (WINNER)

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Luke Combs, “What You See Is What You Get”

Blake Shelton, “Fully Loaded: God’s Country” (WINNER)

Morgan Wallen, “If I Know Me”

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours” (WINNER)

Maren Morris, “The Bones”

Blake Shelton (duet with Gwen Stefani), “Nobody But You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
DaBaby

Juice WRLD (WINNER)

Roddy Ricch

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B

Nicki Minaj (WINNER)

Megan Thee Stallion

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Lil Baby, “My Turn”

Lil Uzi Vert, “Eternal Atake”

Roddy Ricch, “Please Forgive Me For Being Anti Social” (WINNER)

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP” (WINNER)

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”

Roddy Rich, “The Box”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown

John Legend

The Weeknd (WINNER)

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Jhene Aiko

Doja Cat (WINNER)

Summer Walker

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Doja Cat, “Hot Pink”

Summer Walker, “Over It”

The Weeknd, “After Hours” (WINNER)

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown ft. Drake, “No Guidance”

Summer Walker, “Playing Games”

The Weeknd, “Heartless” (WINNER)

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS
Bad Bunny (WINNER)

J Balvin

Ozuna

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST- LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS
Becky G (WINNER)

Karol G

Rosalía

FAVORITE ALBUM – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS
Anuel AA, “Emmanuel”

Bad Bunny, “Las Que No Iban A Salir”

Bad Bunny, “YHLQMDLG” (WINNER)

FAVORITE SONG – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS
Bad Bunny “Vete”

Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)”

Karol G & Nicki Minaj, “Tusa” (WINNER)

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Billie Eilish

Tame Impala

Twenty One Pilots (WINNER)

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Lewis Capaldi

Jonas Brothers (WINNER)

Maroon 5

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle (WINNER)

For King & Country

Kanye West

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Kygo

Lady Gaga (WINNER)

Marshmello

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
“Birds of Prey: The Album” (WINNER)

“Frozen 2”

“Trolls: World Tour”

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Regina Daniels Takes Her 60+ Billionaire Hubby To The Club; Twerks On Him | WATCH

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Regina Daniels and her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko, were at the club over the weekend.

The actress shared a video of herself grinding and twerking on her hubby while their friends cheered on.

Watch the video below.

 

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