The BBnZ Live act who is currently blazing up urban radio and T.V. with his single ‘Lavender’ is ready to follow it up with another single. The new single is titled ‘Count Your Money’ and it features his label mate Lil Shaker. The single is scheduled for release on Friday 9th October. Check out the artwork for the single.
Also link up with him on social media to keep up with releases:
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“I was very whack from the beginning and many people told me to stop, but now, they hear my songs on radio and my video on TV and they are proud of me”
He is one of the finest rappers based in Kumasi, the Garden City of Ghana. A product of Legacy Empire entertainment, known by his fans as the “Dopest Kid”. Today, EonlineGhana seeks to unmask this don of rap music and get him closer to his fans. Kwame Baah talks about his life, the Ghanaian music industry, his aspirations for life in this exclusive interview for EonlineGhana.
Read the excerpts below:
ThePrinceLive: Thanks for granting me this interview
First of all tell us, who is Kwame Baah?
Kwame Baah: Kwame Baah is a young guy, a student who loves doing music, trying to follow his heart and spread the word via music.
ThePrinceLive: Talking about school, can you tell us more about Kwame Baah as a student.
Kwame Baah: Sure. I’m an Art student specializing in Graphic Design and Sculpture in the University Of Education, Winneba. I’m in my final year. It hasn’t been easy combining the music and education though.. Lol
ThePrinceLive: Well that’s obvious it wouldn’t be easy. So how do you cope with both career choices? What is your secret?
Kwame Baah: It’s passion and dedication. I love them all and can’t let any go. Lol. So then, I have to do all. But mostly, the music takes the bigger share of my time even more than my woman does. Lol. But I think it’s ok.
ThePrinceLive: So how do you handle the fame around your fellow students. And do the lecturers sometimes give you preferential treatment because you’re Kwame Baah?
Kwame Baah: lol.. Come on. I’m nobody. Some of my lecturers sometimes pardon me when I don’t make it to class sometimes because of music. I think they love the fact that music is also art and I’m combining both. But I do my best in all the subjects so they can’t complain u know?. And also my mates see me as that “Kwame Baah” you talking about but my friends and I on the other hand do not care about that. We have fun and fool around as always..lol
ThePrinceLive: oh OK. So how do you handle your female fans. I’m sure most of them throw themselves at you because of your fame, and obviously you’re a handsome guy too.
Kwame Baah: I’m not handsome charley. Don’t let my pics deceive you, it’s camera trick..lol. Anyway, back to your Question, I love my female friends. Every fan of mine is my friend and I respect them all. I can’t combine my music with pleasure. I won’t go far if I end up in bed with every lady in love with my music. But am not that popular so ladies don’t chase me that much. But with the little I’ve seen, I’ve been able to handle it.
ThePrinceLive: Well, they say the camera never lies so if you can manipulate it to lie then you’re really a magician lol. Notwithstanding, is Kwame Baah single?
Kwame Baah: lol.. I’m not single boss. The next question.. lol
ThePrinceLive:Back to your music.What inspired you to sit down and write that 14 track album?
Kwame Baah: Oh. you’re talking of the Face Off tape? It was something I had always wanted to do. That tape has 7 different genres. And aside R2bees, I’m the only artiste in Ghana who has done that on a single album. Everything inspired me to do that project. Sorrow, passion, environment, my struggles, etc.
ThePrinceLive: Yh! The Face Off Album is really dope! By the way, do you ever get disappointed during your music journey that it sometimes make you want to give up? Has anybody discouraged you from being a rapper?
Kwame Baah: Many times bro.. Countless times.. But I know who I am. Everybody who has been close to me knows I’m that person who never gives up. I didn’t just wake up one day and started rapping like how I am doing doing. It was a process. I was very whack from the beginning and many people told me to stop, but now, they hear my songs on radio and my video on tv and they are proud of me cos I don’t disappoint in any of my songs. Lyrically, I think I’ve improved and their discouragements brought me here.
ThePrinceLive: Nice. Recently rapper Drake was accused of getting his dope lyrics written by Ghost Writers. Does Kwame Baah write his own punchlines or knows a ghost writer somewhere feeding him with those dope lines?
Kwame Baah: I write everything myself. Every lyric in my song. Even when I feature singers on my tune, I prefer to write everything. And I write almost everything in the studio whilst the recording session is in progress.
ThePrinceLive: Nice to know. How is the music journey for Kwame Baah so far. I’m not a musician but I hear it’s quite rewarding for a select few.
Kwame Baah: You mean Rewarding in cash? That is if you get good shows to play. For now, am not getting that. I should be honest. But on a whole, the journey has been good and tough. I’m paying more than am getting in terms of cash but when your fans keep supporting, you tend to forget that you’ve actually invested alot. lol. But we doing it because of the passion, but when the money starts coming I no go loose gaurd..lol
ThePrinceLive: Who is our favorite Ghanaian rapper, and in your honest opinion who is the worst?
Kwame Baah: My favorite?? eerrmm. Let’s see.. At 1st it was Okyeame Kwame, But now every underground artiste is my favorite. I can’t really choose one. With the worst, i think everybody has his style, u can’t say somebody is whack now. Every style can blow and make money for an artiste, so i don’t see anybody as worst.
ThePrinceLive: Rapper E.L asserts that with money anyone can be a rapper and that’s why there are actually no talents in the game. Do you agree with him?
Kwame Baah: It’s soo true. I like E.L and I look up to him like he’s taller than me. lol. But i soo agree with that. Money makes people blow even when they don’t have the talent. But remember you should be talented if you wanna stay on that spot for a long time. Cos if you ain’t creative and talented, your money will take you there but you being whack will bring you down in no time.
ThePrinceLive: What’s the worst rumor you’ve ever heard about yourself?
Kwame Baah: That am rude and unfriendly. I pretend not to hear it. All my boys know am very open and u like making friends. If you don’t know me personally you might think am hard to approach but trust me, am very open and i joke alot. My people will tell you and am very humble.
ThePrinceLive: There is this notion that Kumasi-based rappers find it difficult to blow up unless they move to Accra. Not only rappers but a lot of other workers ( radio presenters, actors, etc. ) have made the move from the Garden City to find solace in the Capital and most of them have actually made it big there. Do you think this is just a negative stereotype and if so what do you think accounts for this?
Kwame Baah: I’ve heard about this. And I think it’s just a negative notion people have about this city. Many people have made it big from Kumasi. I wouldn’t wanna mention names but when it’s your time, its your time. It doesn’t matter the city you from.
ThePrinceLive: Alright Kwame Baah, thanks for sacrificing your time to talk to me. Before I leave you, tell me what is the way forward for Kwame Baah, any surprises for the fans out there?
Kwame Baah: Will be releasing the video of my “Murder” tune featuring Gemini next two weeks. And will drop a single titled “Welcome to my City” off my next album House Of Gold. And I must confess this tape is better than my Face Off tape. Thanks for having me. I truly appreciate it. Its “Kwame Baah Gh” on all the social media networks.
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This one filtered into the mail, Solidstar teamed up with Superstar rapper – Ice Prince, dancehall/reggae act – Patoranking on this Bam Bam riddim produced by Popito
Kanye West during his speech after receiving the Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music awards 2015 announced his intent to participate in the US presidential elections in 2020.
Whilst some people have applauded him for his decision, some people believe that he is not serious.
His wife, Kim Kardashian in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres disclosed that West is serious about his presidential ambitions.
“… No, he’s serious. If he puts his mind to something, he’ll do his best. It’s been fascinating just hearing all of the conversations that have gone on since that announcement.
That was a fun night and I’m looking forward to whats to come.”
#CorporateNightInsideDjango is another PapFam initiative, where top professionals from the
corporate world converge at Django Bar to destress and network with other top executives and professionals.
This event is mainly targeting workers from different institutions to create co-existence.
#CorporateNightInsideDjango is on this Friday October 2nd.
Rate is GHC 10.00 and you get a free drink made possible by Orijin.
Dj Shiwawaa and Dj Putin got us down with music from the 80’s and 90’s.
There will be a surprise performance from VVIP.
An EmelifeJP Montage of the song SOMEBODY GREAT by KOREDE BELLO and ASA.
It tells their story from nobody to somebody.
Please note its not an official video.
Rapper Yaa Pono has been booted off stage during a concert after the premiere of ‘Pastor Paul’, a movie in which he featured at Alliance Francaise.
Yaa Pono joined other performers on stage during a performance to sing but stayed less than a minute and got off the stage.
Apparently he was asked to leave the stage by the music director who was not happy with Yaa Pono’s attitude prior to the event.
According to Jules David Bartkowski, director of the movie, “our music director was not happy with Yaa Pono’s attitude leading up to the event so he was not happy when Pono came on stage”.
On his part, Yaa Pono denied being sacked but said the organizer wanted him to pay some amount of money before performing.
He spoke to Black Eye on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM.
He said, “I went for rehearsal but on that day a lot happened and I didn’t know that we had to pay some money before performing and many others. So when I got on stage, the man already had problems so when he stopped the music, I just put the microphone down and walked away”.
The rapper said the music director’s attitude on stage was unprofessional. “In the end he shows his unprofessionalism”, Pono said.
Yaa Pono featured in a comic movie ‘Pastor Paul’ alongside Wanlov the Kubolor and Anoff Panji that was premiered at a venue where all artistes in the movie performed after the premiere except Yaa Pono.
Meanwhile, patrons who attended the premiere said they struggled to get the message in the movie.
One patron said, “Honestly, it was pretty confusing, I didn’t get the plot and it’s like one of those books where you don’t really read, you just look at the pictures and when you are done, you are happy”.
Another patron said, “I didn’t understand it, maybe I was just excited because Wanlov was part of it”.
“I’m still processing what I watched”, another said.
However, the director of the movie said the idea was to leave people confused. Jules David Bartkowski said, “It’s supposed to leave you confused and that is part of why we made the film. If you leave with more questions than answers, we’ve done our job”.
Popular TV presenter, Nana Aba Anamoah, in the last couple of months, has maintained such a strong presence on twitter.
Her love for Manchester United and her impressive chatter with her followers have won her many admirers and have kept her handle very vibrant and active.
However, the vibrant twitter lover went missing on the platform after it was discovered that she lied about her appearance at Old Trafford, the stadium for Manchester United over the weekend to watch the football match between Manchester United and Sunderland.razzonline.com
For the past days, she has been the center of severe trolling, backlash and memes, all on twitter after the real owners of the photos she ‘photo shopped’ exposed her supposed lies about her being present at the Stadium.
In the midst of all the fun being poked at the award-winning presenter, some of her celebrity friends are trying to come up with all manner of explanations to defend her case.
Some claim that Nana Aba’s antic on twitter was only a joke. According to some of them, she knew her followers will know the photos she posted on her handle were ‘photo shopped’ and she only played along just to keep her page interesting.
“You guys should know that Nana Aba knows her followers are intelligent. She knew that the photos she posted were altered and even a 3 year old would know this. She only did all that to create fun on her handle,” one friend stated on facebook.
Another celebrity friend defended her on radio, stating; “Common, she has been at the Stadium before; she has been in London and many other countries before. She knows better and will not intentionally do this.”
Some even went on to insinuate that her twitter handle was hacked.
“In this era, anything is possible. Maybe her twitter handle was hacked. It is possible, her twitter handle was hacked into and all those photos exhibited.”
The excuses and explanations from her friends have done little to the many twitter followers who are having a field day making mockery of the presenter and drawing lots of memes of the ‘New Day’ host.
Interestingly, the very vocal presenter kept mute in the midst of the entire melee throughout the weekend and when she finally decided to break her silence; it was not to claim that, the post was a joke or her account was hacked, but; she went further to post a photo of the ticket she claims gave her entry into the Old Trafford stadium.
To call her bluff, some persons who actually went to see the game, posted photos of their tickets and stated that, she was not seen anywhere close to her supposed seat.
As expected, some other ‘celebs’ have taken a dig at her, adding on to the public ridicule.
From the Mindstorm Music Group comes this new one from Kay suite featuring Mr. Hyde & Obibini. This awesome artist releases “Shining” to show appreciation for the wonderful support he has been receiving from his fans. Produced by D’ENiGMA.
Download this tune here and add it to your playlist.