DANCEHALL chanter Ninja Lipsy’s brand new song titled Pfee has attracted a lot of controversy, which the musician has, however, dismissed saying while the title was open to various interpretations, it was not political.

Pfee, which is a Shona ideophone that describes sudden action, was popularised as a Zanu PF slogan — ED pfee — ahead of the July 30 harmonised elections.

The song has attracted mixed reactions from listeners, with others saying it had political connotations, while others felt it carried sexual innuendo.

“This song has many meanings. It’s more of social issues than political issues like many have described it. It’s all for the listener to decode it in their own preferred manner, but it’s not political,” she said.

“I talk about a driver who has to be cautious on the road to avoid accidents. Others also describe the song in a sexual manner but, well, it is for the listeners to give meaning to the song.”

Produced by DJ Tamuka of Military Touch Movement, the song becomes the pair’s first project without the involvement of other artistes.

“We have worked together with Tamuka as a collective with other artistes, but this was the first time we worked together without anyone else. The song was his idea. He just shared the concept with me when we were in the studio. I sampled the beat, wrote the lyrics and recorded in one day,” she said.

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Ghanaian artiste, Gemini has described Shatta Wale as a fake artiste and a hypocrite, who says pretends to want unity among Ghanaian musicians but always does the opposite always.

Gemini tweeted that, Shatta Wale would always be preaching about unity and the ‘support your own’ mantra but would not support any artiste like he always says. Recounting an experience, Gemini revealed how Shatta Wale refused to show up for the video shoot for his song ‘Dromo’ which also had EL on it.

Gemini’s tweet comes after Shatta Wale blasted Sarkodie in a radio interview on Hitz Fm, that Sarkodie never shot a music video for their ‘Megye Wo Girl’ banger even when he (Wale) had made persistent calls on Sarkodie several times, but was quick to go shoot one when he featured a Nigerian artiste on his song.

Shatta Wale had created an impression that, Sarkodie loves Nigerians more than his own and it even resulted in a Twitter ‘war’ as his fans attacked him on the network

Now Gemini has also confessed how a hypocrite Shatta Wale is and he tweeted; ” I agree. @shattawalegh would be all vocal about ‘unity’ amongst artistes but would turn around and do a song with you but not show up for the video shoot like he did for my song “DROMO” with him and EL. Many others I know of as well. That’s a FAKE if you asked me. He-too-FAKE!!”

  • Source  GhanaWeb

In the early 2000s a new genre emerged in Zimbabwe, competing with the rise of another new genre in the same country labelled Urban Grooves was Zimdancehall. A localised version of the Jamaican born sound of Dancehall.

In the first years of the genre it seemed like the ghetto youth couldnt get enough of it. Even though radio refused to play most of the tracks in the early days, the ‘street distro‘ made sure it hit everyone, either via bluetooth, pirated cds or play in public transport. It went on to take over Urban Grooves a genre that had backing from one of the top ministers.

Anyway, we have been playing this genre, a lot of artist came and a lot went. Where are we with this genre? Do you still think its still relevant. Do you prefer the old dancehall to the new sound? Is relevancy getting involved in politics? Let us know by casting your precious vote below!

Is Zimdancehall Still Relevant In Your View?

 

 

 

Zimdancehall promoters have joined hands to organise a ghetto version of Unplugged so
as to afford marginalised ghetto youths a feel of the popular monthly funfair family event.
Dubbed the Mwamuka Street Unplugged, the event is scheduled for October 7 in Harare’s oldest
suburb of Mbare courtesy of Chipaz Promotions, Chill Spot Recordz, Silent Killer, JR Entertainment
and Judgement Yard.

The Mbare Unplugged will run concurrently with Etherton “Etherton B” Mutemasango and Tinashe
“Cello Culture” Munengami’s birthday celebrations. “Unlike the popular Unplugged, ours is just a once-off event where ghetto youths will be treated to live music, braai and a chance to mingle with popular names in Mbare. DJs will be on rotation,” Judgement Yard DJ Etherton B said.

Zimdancehall musicians the likes of Killer T, Seh Calaz and Soul Jah Love among others are set to
share the stage at the Mbare event.

On the other hand, Unplugged a “family-friendly” monthly music festival co-founded by Chiedza Danha
and Elina Mhlanga is widely considered too elite for ghetto youths as it is held in tranquil environs of
Harare such as Pomona and Chisipite. Most of the ghetto youths find the $10 entry price too steep for them making the event which is in its fifth year a no go area for them.

This year, few ghetto youths who managed to attend the monthly event were accused of stealing
smart phones from regular Unplugged patrons. Nevertheless, the Unplugged partnered Coca-Cola last year. “We believe the Unplugged is great platform to us as Coca-Cola because we have a mission to help and grow upcoming artistes. “It is unique and they are the best partners to be with us; it promotes all artistes hence we are here to bring happiness to our consumers as music is what brings happiness to the people,” Coca-Cola Zimbabwe Market activation manager Vee Chibanda said then.

Some of the musicians who have performed on the Unplugged since it started include Edith WeUtonga, Eve Kawadza, DJ Stavo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Killer T, Jah Prayzah, Tehn Diamond, Marcy, The Red, Victor Kunonga and Shekainah among others.

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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

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

Ninja Kabhidha in a tell all moment on Zifm Stereo claimed that Winky D’s Vigilance Team neglected him when he jumped into a lyrical war with Seh Calaz.

Chitungwiza based Zim-dancehall artist Ronald Saliran popularly known as Ninja Kabhidha told Abisher Palmer on Zifm that his career suffered when he engaged Seh Calaz in lyrical war. Kabhidha claimed that the Vigilance Side comprising Winky D, Layaan and Banda decided to disown the youngster because of the reason which later on caused him to suffer lack of support.

You know Zimdancehall, when there are ten shows in a year, seven are in Mbare, but in Mbare they don’t want to see me and were throwing cans at me saying go back to your (vigilance) side,“* the youngster narrated the events that took place after dissing Mbare bred Seh Calaz.

When he came into the spotlight a few years ago Kabhidha was tipped as the young Ninja president following his allegiance to Winky D’s (aka Ninja Prezident) Vigilance Side camp. However, things have not turned well for the artist as most of his songs have flown unnoticed and the support he enjoyed at first started to dry out.

Winky D has long been accused by many fans for neglected other young talents. The same story can be told for Ninja Lipsy who also came into the spotlight after her song with Winky D Taitirana/First Sight took off. She was also tipped as the First Lady of the Vigilance Side, but support for her from the camp has since dried out too and her career is also on the ropes.

Both of them were also not invited to take part at Winky D’s Gombwe album launch.

Beating at Equation Studios

Kabhinda also claimed that he was buttered while working at Equation Studios but received little support from his camp at the Vigilance Side, “I was beaten and made a phone call to Layaan but the only thing I was told was, ‘have you reported to the police?'”*

You can listen to the interview below or click here.

*quotes have been edited from Shona

Music sensation Ebony Reigns (Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng) has been reported dead.

According to Graphic Online, the  explosive artiste was involved in an accident at Mankranso in the Ahafo Ano South district of Ashanti late Thursday night which claimed two other lives.

The Mankranso police confirmed the tragic news to Joy FM, and said the accident involved a Jeep she was travelling on and a VIP bus. And pictures of the gory accident has been circulating on social media.

Ebony was born 16th February, 1997, and was only a week shy of her 21st birthday.
Ebony had been tipped to sweep the best and topmost laurels on offer at any local awards following the many hits she has churned out in her short but enterprising career.

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