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GHANAIAN JOINS JAY Z, KANYE WEST, RIHANNA, EMELI SANDE, OTHERS ON VIRGIN EMI RECORDS

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Legendary UK label, Virgin EMI Records has signed a deal with Ghanaian-British Dance & Electornic artiste, Rocky Nti. He joins the list of Ghanaians in the past year to

Legendary UK label, Virgin EMI Records has signed a deal with Ghanaian-British Dance & Electornic artiste, Rocky Nti.

He joins the list of Ghanaians in the past year to have signed with international record labels.

Nti was born in London, and is of Ghanaian and Dutch heritage.

His first live performance was at his Senior High school, Walton High School, Walnut Tree, London. He calls getting the chance to perform at Glastonbury after been voted by BBC Introducing panellists his “standout achievement.”

His dedut EP ‘Ride On‘ earned him some airplay on major radio stations in the UK. He once toured with Wretch 32, playing at some of the biggest festivals in Europe include Wireless Festival.

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Virgin EMI Records was formed through the merger of Mercury Records UK and Virgin Records in 2013. It is owned by Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company.

Jay Z, Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Emeli Sande, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Lethal Bizzle, Taylor Swift, Pusha T and Rihanna are some of the artistes signed to the label.

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My song ‘Obia Wo Ne Master’ wasn’t directed at Shatta – Yaa Pono

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Tema-based rapper, Yaa Pono has opened up on his collaboration with Stonebwoy on his hit song, “Obiaa Wo Ne Master”.

In an interview on Adom FM’s “Work and Happiness” with Ohemaa Woyeje, Thursday, the “Fake” hitmaker claimed he had penned the song long before Stonebwoy hopped onto it.

According to Yaa Pono, the assertions that the song is a diss song directed at Shatta Wale don’t hold.

“I wrote it [the song] way back; it’s not a diss song to anyone,” he insisted.

Yaa Pono is currently promoting his latest album dubbed, “Faster than Gods”.

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I’m still the King of African Dancehall genre because I created it – Samini

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Andrew Samini, known in showbiz circles as Samini Dagaate has said he is the originator of African Dancehall genre so that makes him the KING of that genre.

The ‘My Own’ hitmaker told Mikki Osei Berko on After Hours show on TV3, he is still the dancehall king owing to the fact that he is sitting on his throne and minding his own business.

“African Dancehall is the genre I created so I’m still the King for that. Foreign market for African Dancehall is huge. Africa is doing Dancehall from the authentic point of view so then it becomes a specialized genre from Africa. Ghanaians or West Africans do dancehall music almost close to how Jamaicans do it.”

Samini termed his brand of music as the “African dancehall”. He signed his first record deal with Ashanti International. He started his own record label after he left the aforementioned label.

He has released Six studio albums, with all being highly successful on the commercial market. Samini’s success and recognition began when his first single, Linda, was released and subsequently appearing on other successful singles by other artistes.

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New Video: Petrah – Badder (Official Video)

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After unleashing her comeback single ‘Badder’ late last April, watch Manner Records signee Petrah take things to a whole new level with her brand new video for “Badder” produced by Timmy. Scenes to this sexy video were directed by PKMI.

Watch it here;

 

Source: Ghana/Paemuka.com

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