Edge Of The World Productions (EOWTP), organizers of JaGhafest (Jamaica Ghana Festival) who earlier confirmed Veteran Jamaican Reggae Singer and Grammy Nominee, Freddie McGregor as headline act for the maiden edition of the festival has added more exciting performers to the list.
Duane Stephenson, Charly Black, Alaine, Mr. Vegas, Cecile and Natel are the next line of Jamaican artistes confirmed for JaGhafest 2019 by EOWTP. Internationally renowned Selectors, Coppershot and ZJ Sparks have also been announced as official jocks for the 2-day music festival set for March 9 and March 10 this year, respectively.
The list of performers from Jamaica is very likely to increase and get more exciting; on occasion and congregation of multiple Jamaican performers in one African country under a festival. Quite historic it would be because it has never happened before and there is high anticipation for JaGhafest.
Endorsement videos from many of the listed Jamaican Performers have hit social media and Ghanaian music fans can’t wait to see them arrive for the festival.
March 9, 2019 will see a very huge gathering of Ghanaians, Jamaicans, other Caribbeans and diasporeans converge at the Independence Square in Ghana’s capital city, Accra for the first round of concert.
March 10, 2019, the following day, same set of Jamaican performers will head to Cape Coast for a similar showdown.
A good list of seasoned Ghanaian Musicians are also expected to play with the Jamaican acts for the festival. EOWTP, the Organizers have announced movie stars, James Gardner and Kalybos as Ambassadors for the event; but they are tightlipped about the Ghanaian Musicians who have made it to the list of performers — they would want to hold that for now as a surprise.
Freddie McGregor, well-traveled Reggae Singer was on Sunday, January 6th interviewed about JaGhafest on Hitz 103.9fm by the award-winning Selector, King Lagazee on “Yaad Settingz”. He was super excited about the entire festival and is very optimistic it would be an opportunity to cement and build strong bonds not only between Ghanaians and Jamaicans but a gateway to unifying African and Caribbean descents.
JaGhafest promises to be a yearly event to boost tourism and repatriation, thus strengthening the strong bond between Jamaica and Ghana, the leading faces of the project.
JaGhafest will be an annual event in Ghana henceforth. The festival will feature a ‘Jamaica House – a display of Jamaica Arts.
With support from the Government of Ghana; Ghana Tourist Authority; Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Creative Culture (Ghana); Government of Jamaica, Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport (Jamaica); Jamaica Tourist Board and a list of others.
This initiative is powered by Edge Of The World Production (EOTWP). More scintillating updates leading to main concert will be made available in the subsequent days leading to a concert.
Grammy Awards 2019: Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Janelle Monae And Shawn Mendes Set To Storm Stage
Music lovers are going to have a ball as Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Post Malone and Janelle Monae are set to storm the stage at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Fans will be delighted to know that Shawn Mendes, Dan + Shay and Kacey Musgraves are also amongst the names of performers set to appear at the Los Angeles Staples Centre on 10 February.
It’ll surely be a night to remember for some of these artists who have not only been given an opportunity to show off their pipes but will also hopefully walk the stage again to collect an award. Good luck to them all. Camila, former Fifth Harmony singer, is up for Best Pop Solo Performance for Havana (Live), as well as for Best Pop Vocal Album for her LP, Camila.
Meanwhile, Shawn is nominated for Song of the Year for his hit In My Blood and will be having his eyes on the Best Pop Vocal Album gong, for his self-titled LP, Shawn Mendes. Of course, it wouldn’t be the Grammy’s without Cardi B who had a very, very busy 2018. The mother-of-one is a top contender as her name appears in five categories.
Up for Record of the Year for I Like It, her debut studio album Invasion Privacy is also nominated for Album of the Year as she hopes to land Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Maroon 5’s Girls Like You, Best Rap Performance for Be Careful, and Best Rap Album.
Speaking to CBS This Morning, Janelle looked stunned as the presenter told her she was up for the Album Of The Year award for her third album Dirty Computer.
‘Oh my god, really?’ she asked, tearing up. Speaking about the album, Janelle said: ‘This album is so much bigger than me…It’s not about me, it’s about a community of dirty computers, of marginalised voices.
‘Being a young, black, queer woman in America, there was something I had to say and there was a group of people that I wanted to celebrate. ‘And I just – I’m happy to be representing them. I hope they feel seen, I hope they feel heard and I hope they feel loved.’ Alicia Keys is set to host the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
Sarkodie Confirms 2019 Europe Tour
Sarkodie has a message for his fans in 2019 so all sarknatives should sit tight as their King announces his plans for them.
After saying thank you to his fans on Twitter for the support and immeasurable love shown in helping him win the award for Best African Inspirational Artist for his song “Glory’ which featured Nigeria’s Yung L at the recently held All Africa Music Awards AFRIMA 2018, in Accra, as reported and published by us yesterday, the award-winning rapper has officially announced what his intentions are as far as this year is concerned with his music.
In the video, the “Bi bii ba” crooner is seen addressing his Sarknatives promising them to be on the watch-out for him as he may stop by to stage a performance getting up close and personal with them especially for those in Europe.
He revealed that he had wanted to let the cat out of the bag as of last year but due to unconfirmed feeds, he couldn’t.
Sarkodie spilled the beans confirming he will storm Europe this year come what may.
“And to Sarknation, I have some announcements to make, there’s a lot of things coming this year 2019. Somewhere last year, I was supposed to start my European tour, I did not really tweet about it or talk about it because it wasn’t confirmed, it cancelled but definitely this year I’ll be coming somewhere near you in Europe. God bless you;Sarkodie you know what time it is” He stated.
So to Sarknatives living in Europe, brace yourselves for the much-anticipated visit of the King in your hood.
Watch the video below.
— Sarkodie (@sarkodie) January 15, 2019
Alicia Keys To Host 2019 Grammy Awards
Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, which are set to air live on CBS February 10th at 8 p.m. ET.
Keys announced the news with a short behind-the-scenes documentary, which opens with the moment when she received the phone call offering her the hosting gig. The clip also captures Keys sharing the news with her husband, Swizz Beats, and her two young kids, one of whom offers the confused response, “What’s the Grammys?”
The video also follows Keys as she shoots her first promo for the show, and it closes with her discussing why she was so excited to accept the job. “I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work that you’ve put in, and to be recognized for it,” Keys said. “I just feel grateful that I’m able to bring that light and that energy. This is a first – it’s a first, and it’s amazing, and I think it’s perfect timing. Honestly, I’m really excited, I feel really good about it, because I feel like it’s the perfect opportunity for me to give the light back, lift people up, especially all the young women that are nominated.”
Keys has won 15 Grammys over the course of her career, picking up her most recent trophy, Best R&B Album for Girl on Fire, in 2014. In 2002, she famously won Best New Artist while her breakout hit “Fallin’” picked up three awards, including Song of the Year.
Keys released her latest album, Here, in 2016.
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