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Singer/Songwriter Derrick Offei – Awuku was born in the music mecca of Tema and grew up in Dansoman and back to Tema Again. A chance of being a dancer jump-started his love for the recording studio and writing songs. The turning point for the ambitious singer occurred in 2020 when he featured one of Nigeria’s music stars Patoranking on a single dubbed ‘Fi ma no’ which is still enjoying relevance in the media space after it’s released.

Being a Medical Laboratory Scientist, Offei, also love the entertainment space with his perfect genes for dancing, rapping, singing, and songwriting. He recalls that after he discovered his ability to put words together to rhyme he took advantage then of it and started rapping, not long people started noticing, He said “I had a nice unique voice and started talking me into singing, I finally yielded and haven’t regretted it.”

Offei is a native of Amanokrom Akuapem in the Eastern region of Ghana and also a Ga maternally. He describes his kind of music as afro-fusion / Afropop, which he says it is a blend of genres such as Highlife, Afrobeats, R&B, soul, and Jazz. “It is basically making music with a core base of African elements, be it instrumentation or language”.

His silky, soulful vocals are woven throughout his songs like ‘Fi ma no’, ‘Santorini’, ‘LowKey’ ‘Maria’ ‘Body Whine’ and all of his 9 songs since he started his music career. Stepping aside to hone the writing skills he began working on his own songs and collaborating with other musicians, due to the unique skills, he ultimately landed a feature with Patoranking on ‘fi ma no’ and Kwesi Arthur on ‘ Human Being’.

Offei’s collaboration with Patoranking on ‘ Fi ma, no’ came through when the Nigeria music superstar Patoranking mistakenly heard the song from his producer Ctea, who was in South Africa at that time, “the song wasn’t initially supposed to come out because it was a remake of a Ghanaian classic recorded 20 years ago by a legendary group called BLACKSTONE, Ctea on the other hand in an attempt to play some of his new beats to Patoranking in the studio mistakenly played the song to Pato and Patoranking said he loved the song and gave me a free verse, I then reached out to the original makers they also loved it and gave me a verse.”

According to Offei, the original the song ‘Be fi mano ‘ by BLACKSTONE was his all-time favorite song, and so was it to his producer Ctea, “so one day in the studio after recording three songs, we were just relaxing and having a ‘convo’ about childhood memories when we realized we both shared the same interest in the song, Ctea being a producer started playing the melody on the keyboard, the singer part in me couldn’t help but to start singing a verse to it, Ctea then said we should record it and that will stay our little secret we recorded it and the rest was history.”

The versatile artiste, who believes his unique voice and his versatility makes him different from other artistes says the music business is very lucrative and he is yet to make more impact with music and from music. His music is targeted to anyone who believes in LOVE and good music.

Talking about his fear in the music space, he said, “Not being accepted used to be my biggest fear, but I now understand that as an artist all I need is to believe and accept my own craft and that energy will be transferred to my Audience.”

Offei takes inspiration from music legends like; Daddy Lumba, Freddy Meiway, Prince Bright (buk bak), Terry BOnchaka and Mrs lauryn hill. The currently crazed world in which we live is the perfect inspiration for Offei’s songs he normally moves with the vibe and mood the instrumentation gives him he gains inspiration from his personal experiences and other stories he hears around me. I sing about diverse topics such as love and other experiences from society.

He looks forward to being releasing a new musical project before the year ends. Offei encourages his fellow artistes to keep at the hustle, and always seek to improve their craft, “they can’t afford to give up no matter what, help will come, recognition will come, pay attention to the one or two people feeling your vibe, they will spread the word very soon the world will hear about you.”

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I’ll Release Your Social Media Account If You Allow Me To See Our Children : Dave Joy To Joyce Blessing

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The ex-husband and former manager of Gospel musician Joyce Blessing, Dave Joy has disclosed that he is ready to hand over the details of her social media handles to her but only on one condition.

It would be recalled that Joyce Blessing has been at war with her ex-husband Dave Joy and publicist Julie Kay Kanz for some months now after it emerged that she was no longer willing to work with them.

She requested to be handed over her social media handles but Dave Joy refused to release it to her. This led to a media between Joyce, Dave and other top personalities to reach a conclusion.

After their meeting it was concluded that Dave release the logins of her social media handle to Joyce Blessing since it was for the promotion of her craft and businesses.

Joyce Blessing on the other hand was also asked to allow Dave access to their children every two weeks.

It is said that Dave Joy gave out the Facebook and Youtube logins to her but kept the other social media pages logins due to the fact that Joyce did not stick to her part of the deal.

Speaking in an interview with Ola Michael on Peace FM’s “Entertainment Review”, Dave Joy revealed that he has not handed over Joyce Blessing’s Instagram accounts to her on her refusal to allow him see his kids.

According to Dave Joy, until Joyce allows him to meet his children, he will never give back the Instagram account.

“I have her Instagram account. She should allow me to see my children. She’s even sent me to court . . . I’ve told her to grant me access to my children but she says she’s not ready . . . I haven’t granted her access to her Instagram because she hasn’t given me access to my children and my things in the house. If she’s ready today to grant me access to meet my children, I will also hand over her Instagram to her.”

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Don’t Do Anybody’s Dirty Work : Joe Mettle Advises Youth Ahead Of General Elections

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Gospel Musician Joe Mettle has advised the youth to refrain from violent activities before, during and after the 2020 General Elections.

Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM he explained that citizens will have nowhere to call home if Ghana is destroyed because of an individual’s political ambition.

“Please hold the peace. Don’t do anybody’s dirty work for them. Don’t allow anybody to push you into doing something that they will not do,” Joe Mettle stated.

His comment comes after some members of two political parties the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) clashed on Sunday, October 25.

In a number of video clips widely shared on social media platforms, the supporters of the two main parties were seen throwing bottles as well as hurling stones and insults at each other.

Joe Mettle told the host, Andy Dosty, that he was surprised to see young people go after each other as they did.

The violence, he explained, starts small and escalates, therefore “we shouldn’t ignore some of them. Ghana is ours, if we destroy it we will have nowhere else to go.”

The ‘Bo Noo Ni’ hitmaker believes it is necessary that citizens report anyone they know has plans to disrupt the peace in the country.

Joe Mettle urged young men and women to help Ghana sustain the peace it has enjoyed throughout its elections.

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Joyce Blessing Is Not Emotionally Intelligent : Julie Jay-Kanz

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The former publicist, blogger of Gospel singer Joyce Blessing has once again ‘whipped’ her in her latest interview with Sammy Kay.

According to her, Joyce Blessing is “not emotionally intelligent”. This statement of her coms at the back of the gospel singer raining heavy curses on her.

Joyce Blessing whose marriage with Dave Joy hangs in a balance cursed Jullie Jay-Kanz for allegedly thwarting her progress despite making demands and subsequently receiving them.

The singer accused Jullie Jay-Kanz of being the reason her contents keep getting flagged on YouTube and Instagram and warned her to desist from the act or face God’s wrath.

However, the publicist reacted to Joyce’s curse in an equal measure. She used the popular Psalm 109 to send her version of the curses to the singer via social media.

Whiles speaking in the interview, Julie Jay expressed her disappointment at Joyce Blessing for invoking curses on her and added that the former Zylofon signee lacks emotional intelligence.

Again, the publicist denied all the allegation leveled at her and stated in the affirmative that she has not in any way had any flirty affair with Dave Joy, husband of Joyce Blessing.

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