Akwaaba DJs: Weekly Picks – August 10

Akwaaba DJs: Weekly Picks – August 10

DJ Pizaro: This week we have Can't Let You Go by Sarkodie featuring King Promise, I Dun Care by the beautiful Simi, Guiltybeatz and Mr Eazi feature Joey B on Genging, Tekno features Rnb Superstar Ciara on Freak Me , afrobeats superstar Davido drops a new one called...

DJ Spotlight: DJ coco-em (Kenya)

DJ Spotlight: DJ coco-em (Kenya)

This week we shed light on DJ coco-em from Kenya. I met em last year in Nairobi, when she took part in a DJ workshop I hosted with Gafacci. She was one of the most enthusiastic participants, and her commitment to DJing has kept on shining, landing her regular gigs in...

Akwaaba DJs: Weekly Picks – August 04

Akwaaba DJs: Weekly Picks – August 04

DJ Pizaro: This week we have Drummer Boy by Naija Afrobeats Star Naira Marley, Naija afrobeats legend Flavour N'abania features east africa's afrobeats star Diamond Platnumz on Time To Party , the dancehall king from Ghana Shatta Wale with Testimony, Elele by Yemi...

DJ Spotlight: Eff The Dj (Ghana)

DJ Spotlight: Eff The Dj (Ghana)

This week, we introduce to you Eff The Dj, based in Accra (Ghana).  we are grateful and happy to share with you his latest mix for us, along with the following interview:   When did you start DJing - and what or who were your early passions and influences?...

Akwaaba DJs: Weekly Picks – July 31

Akwaaba DJs: Weekly Picks – July 31

DJ Pizaro: This week we have one of the UK AfroWave pioneers Afro B featuring Wizkid on a remix to his hit song Drogba(Joana) , Akuapem rap sensation Koo Ntakra delivers top bars on Gyedie(faith) featuring Choirmaster (a member of the legendary Hiplife group Praye),...

Accra Nightlife: Altcarbon

Accra Nightlife: Altcarbon

The landscape of Accra’s nightlife has evolved a great deal since I moved here in 2011. Rapid economic growth means new restaurants, bars and nightclubs open on a regular basis, so when it comes to entertainment here... we have options 😉 Even though I'm a huge...

Akwaaba DJs: Weekly Picks

Akwaaba DJs: Weekly Picks

DJ Pizaro: This week we have Kofi Mole featuring Kwesi Arthur on Mensah , MzVee with an afrohouse version of her song Summa Dis Summa Dat, the producer cum musician Kayso's new single Abena , Could this be love by sensational group R2Bees featuring the sexy Efya, Wish...

Lala Shishi :Yaa Pono – Obiaa Wone Master feat. Stonebwoy

Lala Shishi :Yaa Pono – Obiaa Wone Master feat. Stonebwoy

Yaa Pono - "Obia [everyone] Wone [has their] Master" in Twi means everyone has someone they respect, irrespective of how fearless they are. "Master" is a term which is used in Ghana mostly by the Akans to describe a wealthy and respected individual in the society. In...

DJ Spotlight: Chabela (Ivory Coast)

DJ Spotlight: Chabela (Ivory Coast)

Music, especially of the loud, danceable kind, is ubiquitous in most of Africa. Yet DJs, the artisans behind the walls of sound, often remain in the shadow. This is not how we roll: we want you to find out who is pushing the envelope throughout the continent. To start...

Lala Shishi :Ebony – Konkonsa Police

Lala Shishi :Ebony – Konkonsa Police

The late Ghanaian Dancehall diva Ebony Reigns is the first woman to be crowned Artist of the year at  the Ghana Music Awards. Ebony's Konkonsa [gossip] Police was released after her demise. She ironically compares gossiping to Ghanaian police: the assumption in Ghana...

Lala Shishi :Wanlov – Dis Be Ghana

Lala Shishi :Wanlov – Dis Be Ghana

Wanlov the Kubolor - "Dis Be Ghana" is pidgin English, it means this is Ghana. Kubolor is a Ga word which means wanderer, vagabond. Kubolor, whose style is fiercely independent, is one of the most visionary artists in Ghana, he has developed a unique sound and employs...

Video: Max Le Daron feat. Joey Le Soldat “Monin’ Guetin”

Video: Max Le Daron feat. Joey Le Soldat “Monin’ Guetin”

Sneak peak from Max Le Daron's upcoming EP due out... tomorrow! Straight from the streets of Ouagadougou, Joey Le Soldat is back, spitting his furious Mooré verses over Max' twisted afrohouse beat, with additional production by Lowup label-mate Gan Gah. The chorus and...

Lala Shishi :Sarkodie – Hand To Mouth

Lala Shishi :Sarkodie – Hand To Mouth

Ghana's rap heavyweight Sarkodie decides to give free advice on Hand to Mouth, a song produced by Fortune Dane, where Sark raps in Asanti twi, as he generally does. He's advising the Ghanaian youth to make good use of the little money they get, instead of wasting it...

Lala Shishi :Stonebwoy – Tomorrow

Lala Shishi :Stonebwoy – Tomorrow

Tomorrow by Stonebwoy talks about how certain individual relate to others when they make it in life after so much hustling on the street.   [Intro]Ei ei ei yeeiiArrrrrrbwoy BHIM!Another real life story (yeah) [Verse 1]Hustling from Chokor to MamprobiFrom Asaiman...

Ibaaku: Processhun Video & African Tour

Ibaaku: Processhun Video & African Tour

Coinciding with the beginning of his African tour, Ibaaku shares with us the latest video from his debut Alien Cartoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbSKNOQVnhA This tour will see Ibaaku and his team traveling to East and Southern Africa, sharing his music and...

Lala Shishi :Kofi Kinaata – Susuka

Lala Shishi :Kofi Kinaata – Susuka

Susuka in twi Means stop complaining. Susuka By Kofi Kinaata is a song which encourages us about life, the song simply means no matter situations we find ourselves in, we must stop complaining because someone's life challenges are much worse than ours.   Oooh oh oh oh...

Lala Shishi :Wisa Greid – Mintse Bo

Lala Shishi :Wisa Greid – Mintse Bo

Mintse Bo in Ga Language means am "I'm CALLING YOU" was sung by Young, talented and charismatic Ghanaian Artiste Wisa Greid, this song is basically about Love, it actually express how some men go crazy when they meet or see a Lady for the first time. Below is the...

DJ Satelite – Luanda No Horizonte Vol. 14

DJ Satelite – Luanda No Horizonte Vol. 14

Here's your latest dose of afrohouse fire, delivered by Seres Produções label boss, producer and DJ Satelite. Did you catch Vol. 11, 12, 13 or the earlier 1, 2 and 3? Tracklist: 1 - DJ Vitoto feat. Koki Riba - Savanna Skies (Original Mix)2 - Jackie Queens, VeneiGrette...

Rocky Marsiano: Edits, Tributes & Reworks

Rocky Marsiano: Edits, Tributes & Reworks

Attention all Rocky Marsiano fans: here's a growing collection of what we might have once called B-sides and lost tapes, for your listening pleasure. In Rocky's own words: "This is a collection of edits, tributes and reworks I have been making during the past few...

Lala Shishi :Olamide – Science Student

Lala Shishi :Olamide – Science Student

Olamide a Nigerian Hip-Hop artist who mostly records in yoruba his native language tongue,this time takes a swipe at Science student across the World. (INTRO) Ogedengbe, ire ni ko mo ye; ahhHeavy-Carrier, it’s you that don’t understand Isale Eko, e no dey for...

Lala Shishi :Akan – Me Sika Aduro

Lala Shishi :Akan – Me Sika Aduro

Me sika aduro in Asante Twi means my blood money. Akan, a rapper from the Ashanti Region of Ghana, talks about the realities of life, making lots of money can make one happier and enjoy all the good things this world can offer, but riches is not eternal. Intro Sika...

Lala Shishi :Kurl Songx – Jennifer Lomotey feat. Sarkodie

Lala Shishi :Kurl Songx – Jennifer Lomotey feat. Sarkodie

Jennifer Lomotey in this song is a Krobo woman(from Somanya from the Eastern Region of Ghana),it's perceived women from that part of the country are sexually attractive and beautiful.The song basically talks about Krobo women CHORUSKwesi babyCus i give you my heart...

Lala Shishi :Killbeatz – Bokor Bokor feat. Fuse ODG and Mugeez

Lala Shishi :Killbeatz – Bokor Bokor feat. Fuse ODG and Mugeez

This song encourages each and everyone to be patient and take a cue from the tortoise,slowly they get to their  destination. No rush in life you will get to your destination just take your time and never give up. INTRO (MUGEEZ) Aboa akyekyede3 eh Eh eh ah ah Aboa in...

DJ Satelite: Luanda no Horizonte Vol. 13

DJ Satelite: Luanda no Horizonte Vol. 13

Busy times for DJ Satelite, squeezing in this mix before his imminent releases on Open Bar Music and the Djoon Experience, not to mention running his own imprint Seres Produções which keeps churning out the tunes - here's a recent banger he did with fellow Angolan...

Lala Shishi : Captain Planet (4×4) – Obi Agyi Obi Girl

Lala Shishi : Captain Planet (4×4) – Obi Agyi Obi Girl

Obi Agyi Obi Girl in Twi means Someone has Snatched another person's Girlfriend This song COMPOSE and written by Captain Planet of 4x4 fame,talks about how good it feels to snatch someone's girlfriend but very painful when yours is snatched from you. abaadi mpo...

Lala Shishi : Fuse ODG – Boa me feat. Mugeez & Ed Sheeran

Lala Shishi : Fuse ODG – Boa me feat. Mugeez & Ed Sheeran

Boa Me in Twi means HELP ME This song basically talks about helping one another if an individual needs help in terms of money, food or other Irrespective of our background in society, we should be selfless in helping others when they are going through any form of life...