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Producer JMJ Becomes First Ghanaian Producer To Hit 1 Million Streams On Boomplay

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Award winning producer, JMJ, has yet again earned another first accolade! He is the first ever Ghanaian producer to have hit 1 million streams on Boomplay with his own projects.

“Riddim Of The GODS (ROG)”, an aggregated music project he sparked in 2019, following successful single Riddims from 2009, to unearth budding artistes and as well as add value to mainstream musicians, has become a household project all stakeholders in the music industry anticipates every year. The maiden “ROG” edition he championed in 2019, where he hosted over 32 Ghanaian musicians on a 5-part Riddims album, initiated a partnership with Africa’s biggest music streaming platform, Boomplay.

1 million streams by a Producer on a platform like Boomplay, whose majority of users are based in Africa, means having a good reach with his first audience base. This deserves to be celebrated.

For this year’s ROG, JMJ announced and released a HipHop edition dubbed “New Kings” with the aim of throwing the spotlight on 11 emcees of the new generation of diversely skilled rappers. The project was released in two parts: ROG New Kings 1 and ROG New Kings 2.

Tape 1 featured a versatile and budding star-studded squad that included Bryan The Mensah,

Kofi Jamar, Boiiisam, King Paluta, Keeny Ice and Lokal. The tape has 110,000 streams currently.

Listen to ROG New Kings 1 here:  https://Boom.lnk.to/JMJRogNewKings

Tape 2 had the likes of Amerado, Lyrical Joe,Phrimpong, Cedi Rap and Lokal Shock showing off their lyrical skills over JMJ’s classic HipHop beat. Released a week after the first tape, ROG New Kings Tape 2 currently has 57,700 streams.

Listen to the Tape 2 here:

https://boom.lnk.to/JMJRogNewKings2

Producer JMJ (known in private life as Joshua Raphaelson) is the first African Producer to release a Riddim in 2009. Riddim is a Jamaican music production culture where a producer or DJ produces a beat or a song and different artistes jump on different versions of the main song.

Boomplay is Africa’s biggest music streaming platform with over 65 million users who are either on a premium (ads supported) or premium (no ads) subscription. It offers African artistes a direct access to their wide home audience which is projected to further grow with increased internet penetration in the near future.

Independent artistes and labels,  as well as the major record labels distribute their songs and catalogues to Boomplay and have been generating revenues from streaming on the Boomplay platform. With superstar African artistes such Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido earning millions of streams on Boomplay, Boomplay awards plaques to all artistes when they achieve milestone streams. JMJ achieving 1 million streams means he is due for a Boomplay Streaming Plaque. Congratulations, JMJ!

You can download Boomplay  app via Google Play Store or Apple Store and sign up to enjoy unlimited music!

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Anell Agyapong Graduates From The University

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Anell Agyapong the wayward daughter of businessman and politician Kennedy Agyapong has graduated from the university.

The beautiful young lady made waves last year after her politician father publicly shamed her on national television tagging her as a drug addict.

According to Kennedy Agyapong, Anell who is brilliant instead of staying in school to study rather decided to join bad friends who introduced her to drugs.

He continued that now the drugs have taken the best part of his daughter as she has dropped out of school.

The allegation angered Anell’s mother who is just a baby mama to the politician who came out to attack the politician for disgracing her daughter.

Fast forward, last weekend the politician flew all his children with the exception of his disowned daughter to Dubai to celebrate his birthday.

Well, the information we gathered that despite her father’s snub Anell has been able to get back to school and has now graduated from the university.

Her mother shared a photo with the caption: “My Daughter, Take pride in how far you’ve come and Have faith in how far you can go. CONGRATULATIONS”

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Nipsey Hussle, DJ Khaled, Ashanti And More To Be Honored With Hollywood Walk Of Fame Stars

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame has released their Class of 2022 and there’s a lot of names that will be inducted.

Nipsey Hussle, DJ Khaled, Ashanti Douglas, Black Eyed Peas, George E. Clinton Jr., and Martha Reeves are the famed musicians who will have their legacy honored in the form of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Nipsey Hussle, DJ Khaled, Ashanti and more to be honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame stars

“The Panel did an amazing job choosing these very talented people. We can’t wait to see each honoree’s reaction as they realize that they are becoming a part of Hollywood’s history with the unveiling of their star on the world’s most famous walkway!,” said Ellen K, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Panel and Radio personality, in a press release.

Ashanti shared the good news to Instagram alongside a video of her expressing her gratitude.

She added in the caption: “Wow… I’m speechless. Super humbled and super honored. I still can’t believe it.

“I’ve been inducted into the Hollywood walk of fame class of 2022!!! I’m actually getting a Star on the Hollywood walk of Fame!!!!

“Thank you guys so much for all of the love and continued support throughout the years. Thank you to my amazing team this wouldn’t be possible without all of you. Thank you to The Hollywood walk of Fame!!! God is amazing… and his timing is impeccable. Thank you!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to all of the inductees!!!!”.

Nipsey Hussle, DJ Khaled, Ashanti and more to be honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame stars

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“We Know Your Story, You Stole AC From Zylofon Office For Your Girlfriend” : Wisa Greid Goes Hard At Arnold

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Wisa Greid, Ghanaian singer is trying to resurrect the dead scuffle that ensued between Shtata Wale and Arnold Asamoah Baidoo on UTV last weekend.

On the show, Shatta Wale vented his spleen on Arnold for describing him as “confused and inconsistent”. The SM boss also described Arnold’s clothes as cheap by stating that the shoe he wore for the show was priced at GH¢2.50P.

Moments thereafter on the show, the two feuding parties smoked the peace pipe and apologized to each other for their misdemeanour.

Well, we thought all was done and good only for Wisa Greid to wake up this morning and share a cringy post on Facebook alleging that Arnold deserves all the disrespect because he stole an Air Conditioner from the Zylofon Media office for his girlfriend.

What is the motivation behind Wisa Greid’s post?
Well, according to him “that boy” (Arnold) does not have the moral right to disrespect “our international artiste” because his story stinks.

According to the “Ekikime” hitmaker, Arnold’s case, where he stole the AC allegedly for his girlfriend, is pending at the police thus he should be thinking about resolving such an image-denting issue than going about disrespecting Shatta Wale, an international artiste. Lol!

So that boy with 2.50ghc shoe dey on tv dey talk say Wanna International artist be confused and inconsistent.. He forget say we know en story ehn.. the AC wey he steal from Zylofon to go give en girlfriend wey dem catch am nu, the case still dey the police station oo .. yooo loll.

However, Wisa Greid’s post actually incurred the wrath of Ghanaians who could not believe how a kettle could call a pot black.

“Was it not the same Wisa Greid who brought out his small pen!s live on stage? Ahhh, man think about yourself,” that was one of the comments a fan made under his post.

Others rain insults and cast aspersions at Wisa Greid for trying to ride on Arnold-Shatta beef to buy some social media attention for himself.

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