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‘Scala’ Was A Special Moment : King Promise Reminisces

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The entire world of entertainment and the rest of other sectors is on a screeching halt with the mass onset and threat presented by the coronavirus. With a ton of time and no physical social interactions, we have been burdened to find other things to consistently fill our time. Award winning Ghanaian singer King Promise is using his time to reminisce about Scala.

King Promise, who is currently on self-quarantine has halted most of his events in Europe due to the virus, after his major show in the UK earlier this month at the famous Scala live event center in London is not only watching the highlights of the remarkable show, but he is apparently taking a walk down memory lane as well.

In a phone interview with the artiste, he recalled that “I have done several concerts and festivals in the UK but never headlined. So after the album dropped, I only felt it was right to have my first major headline in the UK since there’s been a lot of support from there as well.

“I absolutely did enjoy myself. There’s nothing I would change about the day. From the fans’ interaction, the band, and the DJ killing it, and the vibes were all just perfect.”

He also added that he was overwhelmed when he saw the crowd chanting his name and singing along every song he performed, “As usual, I had the butterflies in my belly but as soon as I got on stage, all of that changed. It was a big moment for me and I had been dreaming about the day. It was a special moment for me.”

According to him, it was so satisfying event, “The experience, the vibes with the fans and the fact that I actually really enjoyed myself as much as the fans made it a successful show. I already knew we had almost sold out days before the show but walking onto the stage with all the lights on and the auditorium full is a moment I will cherish for life.

“If I am ever going to do a show in the UK, I will still use the same strategy and team, I’ll change nothing. I will go hard on promotions, prepare very well and the only change will be a bigger venue.”

King Promise currently featured on Aisha’s single dubbed ‘Lowkey’.

About the Scala Concert

King Promise first headline Show in UK, which was held well patronized at the famous Scala live event center in London. After previously selling out 2 Venues in Berlin and Hamburg respectively.

Scala plays host to many eclectic club nights and has featured live music acts including Jon Boden, The Midnight, Smoke Fairies, Shed Seven, The Libertines, Deftones, Slaves, Outlandish, London Elektricity, Coldplay, Tash Sultana, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Gorillaz, Big Talk, Moby, HIM, Wheatus, Adam Ant, Sheryl Crow, Sara Bareilles, Gavin DeGraw, Ray LaMontagne, Trampled by Turtles, Doomtree, Super Furry Animals, The Chemical Brothers, Avril Lavigne, Enslaved, Gorgoroth, Lacuna Coil, Maroon 5, The Script, Melanie C, KLOQ, Gabrielle Aplin, Bastille, Wolf Alice, JAWS, Kaiser Chiefs, Jedi Mind Tricks, P!nk, Louis Tomlinson and The Iterations.

According to the organizers of the event, the event was attended by almost 1500 patrons.

The “Tokyo” hitmaker was supported on the night by Quamina MP, Ziezie, Eugy official, Kojo Funds, NSG, Kwamz and Flavour , Br3nya, Mr. Eazi, Quamina

The show was hosted by Comedian Eddy Kadi and Adesope (ShopsyDoo) and had Micheal Dapaah (Big Shaq and Priscilla (Love Island) as guest Attendance.

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‘None Of My Exes Have Been Able To Replace Me’ : Tee Billz Brags

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Music executive, Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun took to Instagram on Friday morning, September 25, to brag about his exes not being able to replace him since they broke up.

According to him, it’s ‘God’s flex.’

He wrote: ‘None of my ex have been able to replace me! That’s God’s flex #LibraGang.’

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Joe Mettle Finally Reacts To Patience Nyarko’s Rants : “She’s Not My Friend”

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Mongers, multiple award-winning Gospel musician, Joe Mettle has finally reacted to his colleague musician, Patience Nyarko’s rants.

Few months ago, Gospel singer, Patience Nyarko was in the news for tagging her colleague Joe Mettle, as someone who does renditions of Methodist and Pentecost hymns.

The comment got a lot of industry persons and gospel fanatics talking, however, Patience Nyarko stood on her grounds – she once walked out of an interview because of Joe Mettle.

Months after, Joe Mettle who recently tied the knot has reacted to the claims by the “Yesu Mo” singer.

According to the “Bo Nooni” hit singer in an interview with Zionfelix Adomako, Patience is not someone he knows very well or have that rapport with – she is not his friend.

He said the last time he met Patience Nyarko, she was in his studio rehearsing for a show, but he does not find her comment offensive as he does not actually give a hoot about whatever she aired since he cares less about anything.

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Celebrating D-Black At 10 Years

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The Ghana Bwouy as he’s affectionately called celebrates his 10th year in the entertainment industry as today marks the 10 year anniversary of his debut album ‘Music, Love & Life’ that shot the musician to fame in 2010 with the singles ‘Somebody’ ft. Kwabena Kwabena and ‘Get On da dancefloor’ ft. D Cryme.
Today we celebrate D-Black, his achievements, and massive contribution to the Ghanaian music industry.
How well do you know the Ghana Bwouy though?
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D-Black The Biography 2020

BRIEF

Desmond Kwesi Blackmore known in showbiz circles as D-Black is a Ghanaian artist/entrepreneur who built his Black Avenue Group empire in a space of 10 years. Forbes Africa described the young mogul in their May 2019 issue as Ghana’s most successful music mogul Desmond ‘D-Black’ Blackmore. The Artist / CEO / Entrepreneur/ Philanthropist has broken boundaries in his 10 years in the entertainment industry. From releasing hit records, being nominated and winning awards, performing around the world, leading the nightlife scene with his creation ‘Club Onyx’, his revered Record Label ‘Black Avenue Muzik’, as well producing concerts across Ghana via his Livewire Events company.

THE ARTIST

The young 33-year-old has taken his craft and hip-hop- Afrobeats fusion style of music internationally and has performed overseas in London, New York, Boston, Dubai, Toronto, Johannesburg, Capetown, Amsterdam, Coventry, Lagos, Brescia, Washington DC, Atlanta, and more. He’s collaborated with some of Africa’s most prolific acts including Davido, Mayorkun, M.I, Phyno, Ice Prince, Seyi Shay from Nigeria, Cassper Nyovest, Bucie, HHP from South Africa, Stanley Enow from Cameroon, Stella Mwangi from Kenya, and Vanessa Mdee from Tanzania as well as Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, StoneBwoy, Castro, Bisa Kdei, Efya, King Promise, Kuami Eugene E.L, Kwabena Kwabena, VVIP and more from his homeland Ghana. With a number of hit records including Somebody ft. Kwabena Kwabena, Get on the dancefloor, Kotomoshi ft. Zeal, Personal Person & Seihor with Castro, Badder ft. Kuami Eugene, Vera ft. Joey B, Dat Ting, Obiba ft. Kidi, Red Card, and more D-Black have had an incredible career spanning almost a decade. Winning 25 Awards out of 64 nominations during this period the Ghana Bwoy is set to drop his 5th body of work in 2020.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Under his Black Avenue Group of Companies, the young mogul owns Black Avenue Muzik, one of Ghana’s most renowned record labels & music studios, home to the multiple award-winning BET Best African act nominee D-Black himself, the chart-topping producer of the year at the 2015 VGMA’s DJ Breezy, the sensational Sefa and upcoming acts Ms. Forson, Osayo & Nina Ricchie. Black Avenue Muzik was also home to Tonga hitmaker and VGMA 2014 Best New Artist of the Year Joey B.

BLACK AVENUE CLOTHING

Founded in 2014 with its next line out commercially soon, Black Avenue Clothing is a design company, marketer, and importer of men and women’s apparel that D-Black owns. BAC was created with the view of designing comfortable and affordable quality street gear for the young and trendy youth who have embraced hip-hop/hiplife / afrobeats as a way of life. D-Black markets this line with influential artists/ musicians from Ghana.

LIVEWIRE EVENTS

D-Black is also the CEO of Livewire Events, an events management company founded in 2015 that produces social and corporate events. Livewire Events in 2015 produced Ghana’s biggest and most successful Boxing Fight at the Kumasi Sports Stadium between Bukom Banku vs Ayittey Powers with performances from chart-topping Ghanaian acts Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Efya, and more. Selling out over 20,000 tickets to that event alone. The Aqua Safari Island Rave, Night Train Beach Jam and more are Livewire engineered projects as well. Livewire Events flagship events include the annual Celebrity Soccer Weekend.

They have also put together festivals including the 2018 Kundum Festival Jam in Axim for the Ministry of Tourism.

BLACK AVENUE FILMS

D-Black started to wade into the waters of film and television investing in Black Avenue TV / Film Inc, producers of the award-winning ‘Why Should I Get Married’ movie starring an award-winning cast made up of John Dumelo (Ghana), Maria Nepembe (Namibia), Princess Shyngle (Gambia), Eya (Ghana), Prince David Osei (Ghana). He also executive produced ‘THE EFGH SHOW’ hosted by Peace Hyde in 2015.

HOSPITALITY (CLUB ONYX & OASIS LOUNGE)

Before hitting 30, D-Black successfully introduced Ghana and numerous of fun lovers to the plushest nightclub in the city of Accra, his creation ‘Club Onyx’. Nestled in the heart of Accra in the plush Cantonments neighborhood across the Presidential residence (Flagstaff House), Club Onyx has hosted numerous Ghanaian, Nigerian, Southern African celebrities and held some of the year’s most amazing parties.

By 2018, D-Black had also opened up ‘Oasis Lounge’ a plush pool and shisha Lounge located in Cantonments, Accra known for its ambiance Friday & Saturday Night Raves & Sunday barbecue nights next to Club Onyx.

MEDIA

In late 2018 D-Black opened up media firm Volcano located in the Black Avenue Group Office Complex in North Kaneshie, Awudome Estates. VOLCANO is an advertising agency providing full-scale marketing, advertising, design & production services. Founded with the aim to consistently garner successful outcomes for clients through high quality creative and aggressive marketing strategies through the power of celebrity.

GROWING UP

Desmond Blackmore (D-Black) attended Ridge Church School then to Pope John Secondary School & Jnr Seminary before the University of Cape Coast (B.A Economics) and University Of Ghana, Legon (BFA Theatre Arts / Music). In 2009 kicked off his career as an independent artist in the group “D-Black & Kwaku t”. In 2010 D-Black & his rap partner both went solo. With 3 albums (Music, Love and Life, The Revelation, Lightwork’ 1 E.P (Smoke and Mirrors) and 1 mixtape (Hunger & Thirst) under his belt, he’s been nominated for over 59 awards worldwide and won 23 of these awards. D-Black is a former United Nations Celebrity Ambassador and is currently Ghana’s Tourism Ambassador.

A recent Forbes Africa story on him in May 2019 tipped D-Black to be Africa’s first billionaire entertainment mogul.

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Also a philanthropist D-Black has donated to numerous orphanages as well as the Korlebu Children’s Ward, and financed the careers of a number of upcoming acts as well as financing the tertiary education of numerous students over the years.

The Desmond Blackmore Foundation is yet to be launched after a brief introduction early this year on social media.

THE FUTURE

D-Black is set to launch his Desmond Blackmore Foundation and an all-star ‘Keep Ghana Clean’ song and video to aid the awareness campaign of making Ghana a cleaner place and tackling the issue of sanitation.

After a bit of a musical hiatus, D-Black dropped three singles in 2019, ‘DatTing’ , ‘Falaa’ and ‘ObiBa’ featuring Kidi as well as ‘Heaven Or Hell ft. Sefa and Stay ft. Nigerian songbird Simi off his hip hop EP ‘Smoke & Mirrors out on all digital platforms worldwide. As he readies his next album slated for late 2020 titled ‘Loyalty’ and a joint Rap EP ‘Black & Whyte’ with new signee Nina Ricchie off which his newest smash hit single ‘Falaa’ and ‘Nothing On Me’ comes off, the reemergence of D-Black is eminent.

WATCH FALAA BY D-BLACK HERE :

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