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Jupitar wins African Artist of the Year at Urban Music Awards in London

Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Jupitar was crowned the African champ at the just-ended 15th edition of  Urban Music Awards which was held in London.

The “Money Box” hitmaker beat a stiff competition amongst Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Lorine Chia, Vanessa Mdee, Yemi Alade, South Africa’s  Casper Nyovest and Sauti Sol to win the “Artist of the Year (Africa) assemblage.

Jupitar’s 2017 unleashed “Clown” single and visuals earned him nominations in this year’s edition as the only Ghanaian musician  and surely he proved beyond all doubts that he is one of the best Ghana and Africa have  produced when music is made the topic of confabulation.

The Dancehall “General” stands out as the Ghanaian artiste who has been consistent with churning out solely dancehall music.

The Urban Music Awards is the world’s leading HipHop, R&B, Grime, Soul, Jazz, Gospel and EDM awards ceremony launched in the UK and now held annually in over 7 countries including the UK, USA, France, Africa, Caribbean, Asia, and South America.

The UMA’s was born out of the need to build a worldwide awards ceremony to recognise the achievement of urban based artists, producers, club nights, dj’s , radio stations, record labels and artist from the current Dance/R&B, HipHop, Neo Soul, Jazz, and dance music scene.

Past winners at the Urban Music Awards have included; Beyonce, Wiley, Rhianna, Jay-Z, Omar, Nas, Omarion, Beverley Knight, Norman Jay MBE, Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, Adele, Kanye West, Goldie, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, Sean Paul, Beverley Knight , UB40, Wretch 32, Lemar, Sway, Boyz2Men, Beenie Man, T.O.K, Craig David, Lethal Bizzle, Shakira, and many more.

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I Didn’t Call Davido For Our Collaboration – Kidi Tells Story

Real name, David Nana Dwamena but known in the music industry as Kidi, he was on Youtube’s show Enter chat to talk music and his personal life.

When the host, Fresh Boy Papa Jay asked him about his “odo remix” which features Nigeria’s Mayourkun and Davido, the Lynx Entertainment signee said that he didn’t personally call to invite singer, Davido to sing on the track.

He narrated that, Mayorkun was on a tour in Ghana when he released the original “Odo” single. He continued that, Mayorkun called and praised him because he liked the song himself. He further divulged that Mayourkun loved the song when he heard it constantly on radio, TV club and many other places so he requested for a remix.

Kidi continued saying that, he thought it had ended there until he was told by Mayorkun that he has shown the song to Davido who liked it as soon as he heard it.

“Because it has a resemblance of his hit track “if”, the line “30 billion” caught his ear and showed so much interest in the song.

I was there one day when we had a call from mayorkun to check my mail”, he said. He said that he checked his mail and it was Davido verse of the “Odo” track. It actually came as a real surprise because I never thought of landing a singer like Davido on my track that quick but boom it had happened.” he told show host.

Watch the interview below:

 

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I Didn’t Drive Killbeatz From My House – Fuse ODG

Ghanaian UK-based artist Nana Richard Abiona also known in the showbiz industry as Fuse ODG has denied driving anyone out of his house.

Speaking in an interview on Hitz FM, Fuse said that he did not drive Joseph Addison, widely known as Killbeatz out of the house as a result of misunderstanding.

Fuse ODG admitted having issues with Killbeatz but emphasized he never drove him out of the house.

As humans, he noted, family members and friends will always have misunderstandings and prefers to leave it at that.

Prior to his issues with Killbeatz, the latter produced beat for him.

Touching on his new song, Fuse ODG said the instrumentals of ‘Island’ were originally made in Ghana.

The track was produced by Dutch/Surinamese duo Yr$ Trly with RGen a Londoner with Sri Lankan heritage who previously contributed to the early Fuse track ‘Antenna’.

Having travelled extensively with Fuse, the team all gathered in Ghana to record all of the track’s live elements with local musicians.

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Most Ghanaian Artistes Visit ‘Juju’ For Hit Songs – eShun Reveals

Sensational soul singer, eShun has revealed in an interview on Okay FM that most Ghanaian musicians seek spiritual backing or better still ‘juju‘ to fuel their popularity in the music industry.

The Quophimens signed act recounted how a traditional priest approached her with an offer to back her career spiritually, so she can finally release a hit song like the others.

Unfortunately, she refused to mention names of colleague musicians who have consulted the traditional priest in question for spiritual support as revealed to her by the priest.

“I can’t mention names. However, he mentioned some of my colleagues. Some of these musicians are making hit songs because they have spiritual backings”, she said.

However, eshun posited that she’s not bothered by the fact that she has not made it big in Ghana music industry despite the concern expressed by her loyal fans.

“It is a process, everyone needs to go through it. It doesn’t bother me at all”, she stated.

Recall that gospel musician Adu Patrick once said that about 70% of Ghanaian gospel artistes rely on “juju” to back up their career. Besides, rapper Tinny, as well as Flowking Stone, have all shared similar sentiment sometime ago.

Therefore, what eShun is saying has an element of truth and validity.

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