Ghana Day #51:
Ghana Mixed Tape

By 20th June 2018Travel

 

This morning when Richard was driving me to the office I was singing along to King Promise’ CCTV on the radio.

 

This says a lot, as the song is in Twi. Which should give you an idea of how many times I have listened to it.

 

At any given time at least one of my neighbours will play it during the course of the evening. Twice.

 

Not to mention the number of times I listen to it with King Appiah and Godfred/Innocent on Saturdays on our way to Kokrobite.

 

Ye wo Nyame bia (Look! Gye Nyame! See Day#48 )
Ontonko na Onda oo
)nie ne me CCTV da biara ne ani wo mesu
Even if i walk through the valley of death
I no dey fear
Everyday be jah guide oo

 

On that note… Hie hie

 

I don’t know what I look forward to more over weekends. Surfing in Kokrobite. Or the drive to Kokrobite.

 

This was the playlist last Saturday, which inspired the Ghana Mixed Tape I have made for you.

 

Take a listen:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/29q4lyhv6wigxk2/Day%2350_Kokrobite_Mixed_Tape.mov?dl=0

 

 

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Shatta Wale

 

“..is a Ghanaian-born producer and reggae-dancehall musician. He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale (formerly Bandana), his best-known song is “Dancehall King”, which led to winning the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Ghana Music Awards.

 

“What some people say “The Dancehall Messiah” started in Nima a small community in Accra, Ghana a place that harbours a lot of energetic Muslim youth and ghettos. It was there he amassed a legion of fanatic fans by giving them lessons and empowering them through his dancehall songs. “Everyday I and I still recording beca I know my music is solving problems way keep evolving inna family and relationships solely”

 

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Shatta Wale – Freedom

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI04FXFEu0o

 

“..He is continuously being reviled and tagged as arrogant, cocky, the Tupac of Africa, 50cent, Vybz Kartel and the Floyd Mayweather Jr. of Africa.”

 

Who else would launch a song of which the lyrics contain only two words? Of which one is your name?

 

Shatta, Shatta
Shatta, Shatta
Shatta, Shatta
Shatta, Shatta
[Chorus]
Freedom…
Freedom…
Freedom…
Freedom…

 

The (Oburoni) ladies love The Shatta.

White lady goes ‘mad’ for Shatta Wale’s ‘Freedom’
White lady boogies to Shatta Wale‘s ‘Freedom’

 

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Shatta Wale – Gringo

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BnoV5WGQ1M

 

Shatta Wale’s Gringo hits over 1 million views on YouTube, still number 1 on trending!

 

 

“Some people find his actions to be provocative. But on the other hand, many people have defended and praised Shatta Wale for his boldness in addressing issues and saying it as it is without fear.”

 

 

He shows no fear when it comes to lyrics:

 

 

If ah gyal seh push
Make sure you push it inna womb
Make sure she ah bark like wuu!
If you got a long cock, make sure you put it inna use
Cuh di woman dem want it used

 

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King Promise – CCTV (featuring Sarkodie & Mugeez)

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEFvjxeQxqk

 

“..known by his stage name King Promise is an award-winning, born 16th of August. Ghanaian recording artist who had several songs on the charts at the same time in 2017.
“King Promise hit song ‘CCTV‘ reaches 1 million views”

 

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DJ Vyrusky (I met him last week!)

 

“.. popularly known as DJ Vyrusky is an award winning Ghanaian disc jockey, he was the Commercial Media Manager at EchoHouse, before he becoming a full time DJ on Starr Drive in 2014.[1] He is currently the 2017 Ghana DJ Awards Best DJ of the Year and Best DJ from the Ghana Music Honors.”

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ltJrEMc1Ko

 

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KiDi – Adiepena

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH8DAiSjmfA

“..known by performing name KiDi, is an award-winning Ghanaian highlife and afrobeat singer-songwriter. He is signed to the award-winning record label Lynx Entertainment and is best known for his hit single Odo which was one of the biggest songs in Ghana in 2017.

 

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MzVee ft Yemi Alade – Come and See My Moda

 

 

“Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda, better known by her stage name MzVee, is a Ghanaian singer, Afropop, dancehall and R&B artiste. Her debut solo album features several hit singles including ‘Borkor Borkor’, ‘Natural Girl’ and ‘Dancehall Queen’. MzVee is signed to the record label Lynx Entertainment and was the winner of the New Artist of the Year award at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OInajwCmEnA

If you want my body, then come see my Mummy
I no like your money but I know you want my body
My body, my body Ha le le le body
Come see my mummy
Make it official, if you really mean am
Come and follow me, all the way to Ghana o

 

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Enrique Iglesias – Hero (Blame King Appiah and Godfred/Innocent for this one!)

 

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He is widely regarded as the King of Latin Pop. Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s on an American Spanish-language record label Fonovisa Records under the name Enrique Martinez, before switching to the stage name Enrique Iglesias and becoming one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic market in the United States.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koJlIGDImiU

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