Ghanaian Dancehall and Reggae artiste, Stonebwoy has signed a deal with Universal Music Group.

He becomes the second Ghana-based artiste after Singer and Songwriter, Cina Soul to be signed by one of the world’s largest music companies.

The label will market, promote and distribute the works of the “Enku Lenu” hitmaker around the world.

The deal was announced at an event in Nigeria on Tuesday, July 17 to officially launch the company and introduce the team to manage the operations of the company in West Africa.

Veteran Music Executive, Ezegozie Eze Jnr., will head the team and will report to Sipho Dlamini, managing director of Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Eze stated that the launch of the company was a “huge statement of belief in our local music talent” and its “ambition to help our artists reach the widest global audience.”

The deal adds to Stonebwoy’s career highlights in the past year.

His 2017 album “Epistles of Mama” peaked at number 13 on the Billboard World Charts. It is the first album by a Ghana-based Ghanaian artiste to achieve that record based on sales compiled by Nielsen Music.

Stonebwoy became the second Ghanaian Grammy nominee after an album he was featured on earned a nomination at the 2018 Grammys.

Stonebwoy has been the only Ghanaian and African artiste to perform at the 2018 SummerJam, an European Reggae and Dancehall festival.

Source: GhanaWeb

Zylofon Music’s Shatta Wale has announced that his Reign album will be released this October.

The Dancehall King made this announcement via his Instagram. In a video, he posted with the with the caption “after the storm comes “THE REIGN” This October … powered by @zylofonmusic_ and #shattamovement.”

 

The Reign album will be Shatta Wale’s first major album after signing to Zylofon Music.
Shatta Wale has already teased fans with Gringo off the Album which attained great heights in the music scene.

Source: Zylofon Media

As the nation of Zimbabwe is heading towards the upcoming elections to be held on the 30th of July, Zimbabwean dancehall popular chanter Winky D has answered many people’s wishes to participate in the parliamentary elections in a song titled Parliament.

Its a call that started many years ago when the Gafa, as he is also known as, won consecutively the people’s choice awards on different ceremonies people urged him to contest as an independent candidate in the election that were held in 2013.

Its not a secret that when it comes to music Winky D is one of the top favorite stars in Zimbabwe. In the almost 3 minutes long song he mimics MDC Alliance slogan ‘Chamisa Chete Chete’ turning it into ‘Gafa Chete Chete’ to show that he is the only deserving choice.

He also seems to take a jab at the current government singing ‘kufa kwema yuts ndiko kufa kwenyika, pachagarwa nani ipapo kana madzika?’ // The death of the youths is the death of a nation, who will take over when you leave?

The song might not be an announcement to Winky’s MP candidacy, but however an artistic way to express his take on the upcoming Zimbabwean elections.

Stream and download the brand new mp3 track from Winky D titled Parliament below. 

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Alex Muti is a multi-talented/multimedia/multi-genre producer. He’s an all round creative; writer, producer, photographer, designer, videographer, etc. Born Guidance Takaruva, February 1994 at Masvingo General Hospital.

Swaziland based producer Alex Muti

Background

His curiousity for music started growing about 8 years ago. His circle of friends were enthusiastic about comic books and sketching, eventually he found literature and stories interesting. After developing interest in sound production/video editing software, he joined Limkokwing University for a Creative Multimedia course which polished his skillset.

Awards

He is the mastermind behind one of the 2017 MTNSWAMA Song of the Year Nominees, Dj 1D’s Gijima Mfana and M. TriggerSon’s 2moro (Hapan’ Anozvigona) hit single which was performed at the 2017 award ceremony. He’s the one who produced M. TriggerSon’s anticipated Highway project, all 10 songs + the 2moro music video.

Early this year he released a playlist of exclusive beats that display his range (for stream only) in order to showcase some of the dynamics in his sound. He is currently crafting an EP (about 10 songs) featuring eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) recording artists – due to drop before summer, 2 singles + 1 music video already out.

Links

Dj 1D ft. Crax, Mozaik and KrTC – Gijima Mfana (Prod. by Alex Muti)
https://www.datafilehost.com/d/702ec230

Dj 1D ft. Diba Diba, Qibho Intalektual & Jurie – Lendlela (Prod. by Alex Muti)
https://www.datafilehost.com/d/51992927

Alex Muti ft. Able Kein, Jurie, Wigo & M. TriggerSon – Noise
http://umculo.net/index.php?a=track&id=138&name=alex-muti-noise-ft-able-kein-jurie-wigo-amp-m-triggerson

Most of the other songs he produced are not yet published by the artists.

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Chitungwiza based dancehall artist Ninja Kid will this weekend bring in a line up of different artists to his hometown as a celebration for his 24th birthday passa passa bash.

Some of the artists expected to perform at the event to be hosted on the 30th of June include Chitown’s very own Ricky Fire, Jahnoz, Jnr Fire and Softaz.

Its not just a dancehall event as the flyer in circulation also features hip hop acts like Briss Mbada and Beav City.

The showdown is happening on the 30th of June in Chitungwiza Unit N at Padamara and entrance is free!

 

Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, could not hold back his tears as he joined other Ghanaians at the one week memorial service held for the late musician, Ebony.

The event, which took place at the St Martin de Porres School at Dansoman in Accra, attracted several dignitaries including ministers, actors and musicians.

Shatta Wale, while at the venue for the event, is reported to have stated that God would punish all those who showed hatred to Ebony during her lifetime.

Ebony was involved in an accident on Thursday, February 8, 2018, that claimed also the lives of two others, Franky Kuri, her Personal Assistant and Lance Corporal Vondee, a military man.

The driver of the Jeep in which they were traveling is currently recuperating at the Bechem Government Hospital.

A few days after this incident, a man of God, Prophet E.K Mensah of the Christ Vision Prayer Ministry, allegedly predicted that Shatta Wale would die by July 2008, if he failed to turn over a new leaf.

This comment reportedly infuriated the dancehall musician, as well as his family and friend.

His mother Elsie Evelyn Avemegah, reportedly threatened to sue all prophets who would declare that her son would die soon.

-GhanaWeb

Seh Calaz collaborates with other Zimdancehall artist including former foe Kabhidha for a fresh mixtape titled The Future. Stream and download here.

A few days after Ninja Kabhidha revealed how Winky D’s camp deserted him after dissing Seh Calaz, the youngster has made a brand new move to distance himself from the Vigilance Side camp by joining forces with the Bandit Boss, Seh Calaz in the new mixtape.

https://soundcloud.com/zimdancehall-riddimz/sets/seh-calas-friends-the-future-hozviyo-mixxtapefeb-2018

Other features also include Hwindi Prezident, Nutty O, Prosper fi Real, Tipsy, Young Cashlibs and Jamaican Turbulence.

ARTIST: SEH CALAZ

TITLE: THE FUTURE (HOVHIYO MIXTAPE)

SONGS:

  1. HONDO FT HWINDI PRESIDENT
  2. HAKUNA MUTSVENE FT KABHIDHA
  3. TO THE TOP FT NUTTY O
  4. UPTOWN GIRL FT PROSPER FI REAL
  5. MOTO FT TIPSY
  6. PISAI VANHU FT YUNG CASHLIBS
  7. NDEZVENYU FT TURBULENCE

PRODUCERS: LEVELS, CYMPLEX (SOLID RECORDS), CASHLIBS

RELEASE: FEB 2018

DOWNLOAD HERE