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‘Rain Or Shine’ Is The New Formula To Do Afro Love Songs : Tecknikal Shares

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US-based Ghanaian versatile artiste and first signee on Extrial Music label owned by Mugeez of R2BEES, Tecknikal says his recent song ‘Rain or Shine’ best fit for a prolific Afro Love song genre.

‘Rain or Shine’ which was released with its visuals earlier this September, was written and sung by Tecknikal who according to him presents a different approach to creating unique African songs with a love theme.

He said, “I felt my song ‘Rain or Shine’ was a different approach to creating true African love songs compared to the sound Ghanaians are used to. I am also confident it has the potential to travel far to gain relevance, due to its lyrical strength, the arrangement of beats and the originality of the entire production”

Recounting how the song was created, he said “I was in the studio with Mikemillzonem the producer, just listening to various beats, but then I had asked him to whip up something new for me to vibe with. So when he started putting it together, the first melody for ‘rain or shine’ came in mind and I just ran with it. The switch in a tempo where the hook part comes in inspired the lyrics because I was just going with the flow of the rhythm. I wasn’t sure at what the title should be but then after numerous listens to the song I figured it should be something simple but also reflects on what the message of the song is, that is reassurance. And that’s how I came up with the title “rain or shine”

According to him, he started working on this masterpiece from last year in August when he came to Ghana when he met the song producer Mikemillzonem for a session. “That was when the song was recorded, it wasn’t until June of this year that my team and I decided to put it out. I felt it was a different approach to love songs compared to the sound Ghanaians are used to, but I was also confident it has potential. I also tried my best to find a director who could express the feel of the song in visual form, that was Mr. Victorious of victorious films and we made magic together.”

‘Rain or Shine’ which is his third song under Extrial Music label after its release has gained lots of acceptance on-air and online. His previous songs are ‘Fantasy’, Chan Chan Lady’ and his recent song ‘Rain or Shine’.

He takes his musical inspiration from his birthplace Ghana, which he says is the birthplace of Highlife music. “I left Ghana when I was 15 but it will always be my home. Most of my musical inspiration roots in Ghana”

He added that he wanted to pay tribute to his roots, which he most definitely did with this and all of his songs.

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I Produced My ‘Araba’ Album In Just Three Months : Adina

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Ghanaian singer and songwriter Adina Thembi Ndamse better known by her stage name Adina is set to release her first studio album on 30th October.

The two-time VGMA female vocalist of the year shared sounds on the album with industry players and colleagues at a private listening session over the weekend.

Richie Mensah, Efya, Kidi, Mark Okraku Mantey, Andy Dosty, Mr. Logic among others were at the listening session hosted by JoyNews’ Doreen Avio.

Speaking to Ameyaw TV, Adina disclosed that it took her just 3 months to work on the 10 track album.

“We used 3 months to produce this album. It was right after the lockdown was eased. I was nervous but things worked out” she said.

Some of the songs were written by DJ Vyrusky, Sam Olatodun (of Citi TV’s Voice Factory fame), Kwame Farkye, Mercy Addison Richie Mensah, and KiDi.

The songs were produced by Richie Mensah, KiDi, DJ Vyrusky, and Clifford Machingafa with Mark Mantey playing the role of the instrumentalist.

‘ARABA’ will be available on all music streaming platforms on 30th October 2020.

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Joyce Blessing Still Owes Me A Loan She Took In February : Jullie Jay

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Former publicist of Joyce Blessing, Jullie Jay seems not to be ready to end her scuffle with the singer.

The singer not long ago rained curse on the publicist for sabotaging her as she makes her YouTube videos get flagged.

Jullie Jay also used a bible quote to curse Joyce too which and also revealed that Fadda Dickson of Despite Media Group gave her Ghc 10,000 to settle the issue.

In a new interview that was conducted via a phone call, Julie-Jay indicated that Joyce Blessing is refusing to pay her some money she borrowed from her.

She explained that Joyce claims she has paid her for the 3 years of service she worked for her because Fadda Dickson gave her the money to settle the issue.

According to her Joyce is still owing her the money which she took from her February.

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ABD Traore: WatsUp TV CEO, Earns 2020 Ghana Industry CEO Awards Nomination

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Founder and CEO of WatsUp TV, Abdoulaye “ABD” Traore has been nominated for the prestigious 2020 Ghana Industry CEO Awards, an annual awards scheme that identifies and recognizes the most outstanding Chief Executives in corporate Ghana across a wide range of sectors.

ABD Traore was nominated in the Media Television category for his exploits in the media industry in Ghana and across Africa.

He is nominated alongside: Hon Kennedy Agyapong (Net2 TV), Beatrice Agyemang Abbey (TV3), Ignace Hugo (4Syte TV), and Edward Boateng (ETV Ghana)

As founder and CEO of WatsUp TV, he has led his brand transition from a TV show in 2014 to a 24 Hours Television Channel in 2020. In 2018, he also launched his first entertainment music magazine named WatsUp Magazine, which was covered by Afrobeat highlife Ghanaian artist Bisa Kdei

With recent nominations at the 10th Radio and Television Presenters awards, WatsUp TV stands tall among TV shows across the continent as it airs in Ghana and Channels on Canal + exposing its content to viewership in over 40 countries across the world.

In 2018, Traore was also ranked among 100 Most Influential Young Africans a prestigious annual ranking of young people across Africa by Africa Youth Awards.

He is also the founder of the ABD Traore Foundation which is an NGO with the vision to empower young people across Africa with skills to reduce the rate of unemployment on the continent.

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