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Rocky Dawuni dispels controversies surrounding ‘Kyen Kyen Bi Adi Mawu’

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Grammy nominated global Reggae icon, Rocky Dawuni, has cleared the air on controversies surrounding the release of his latest single, ‘kyen kyen bi adi mawu’, off his recently launched ‘Beats of Zion’ album.

Rocky Dawuni, has cleared the air on controversies surrounding the release of his latest single, ‘Kyen Kyen Bi Adi Mawu’, off his recently launched ‘Beats of Zion’ album.

The song which features renowned Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie, upon its release, had another rap artiste, Cabum- son of the songs original composer, spark up claims of Rocky not seeking the clearance to publish his version of the 1977 highlife classic by Alhaji K. Frimpong.

In his defense, Rocky, who had been silent since the inception of this issue, educated all and sundry on Hitz fm’s morning show with Andy Dosty on how he had rather done a remake of the old classic and not a sample that required copyright clearance.

He further defined a remake of a song as

“picking up any song of your choice and building up upon its foundational idea to create a more refined, enhanced and personalized sound of the song”

while citing and plugging in the mechanical of the rightful publishers of the song which he did and hence, needed no clearance before doing a new master of the old piece.

On the other hand Rocky, a Grammy nominated & global Reggae icon, castigated bloggers who had mistook his approach as sampling and published it across board.

He defined sampling as clearly picking portions of an original audio recording and using it to create your own record which wasn’t the case in his latest single.

Moreover, for as far as the copyright issues is concerned, he stated that he would compensate the original songwriter with his deserved royalties and had already contacted the family of the late Highlife legend and created a fund for the family to accommodate proceeds that come out of the sales of the song.

He reiterated,

“I was gifted the opportunity to record anything I wanted in the best studio in the world and I decided to do this song out of respect to and to pay homage to Alhaji K Frimpong. I saw the tweet from his son, Cabum, and it was quite unfortunate but understandable.”

He confessed that the trolling and malicious dealings with this issue was understandable because of the limited information people had.

The multiple award-winning international artiste and Grammy nominee further stood by his resolve that he did the ‘Kyen Kyen Bi Adi Mawu’ song simply to honor Highlife music and project indigenous music content from Ghana on a global platform.

The song has since gained a widespread listening and a growing love for it since its release.

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GRAMMY Award Winning Morgan Heritage and Multi-Award Winning Nigerian Star Patoranking

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Worldwide (MPR Consulting) – As GRAMMY awards-winning siblings Morgan Heritage keep making history with remarkable various endeavors, their latest offering is a sensuous ode to the ladies featuring Multi-award winning, billboard charting Nigerian star Patoranking.

French philosopher and political activist Simone Weil was once quoted with saying “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity”, and with those wise words, Africa and Jamaica have band together and intertwined on an emotional single titled “Pay Attention”.

The latter is the official second single from the highly anticipated Spring 2019 new Morgan Heritage album. “We’ve been working on the new album for almost 2 years and since setting up our roots in Kenya, we long looked forward to filming a music video there and knew it would take place on this new album.

We didn’t know it would be for a song so emotional that speaks to men and women around the world, who have been through one thing or the next trying to maintain a healthy relationship.

Which can easily be lost because we just simply didn’t Pay Attention” Mojo Morgan explained, with Gramps Morgan chiming in “Patoranking has been an artist we’ve been following and have loved the progress he’s made in his career over the last 5 years. So while vibing to the track, we knew Pato was the perfect fit.

As the songs captures the perfect blend between dancehall music from Jamaica and the Afro-beat sounds from Africa taking the world by storm.”

It was an all around labor of love for all the artists involved who have each in their own right gained worldwide success on their own merit, and to unite on the track was a humble experience, “It’s truly an honor when we can work with our peers in the music industry around the world and see their professionally first hand. Though he has become a giant of an artist in Nigeria, Pato is extremely humble and while filming the video in Nairobi, Kenya it would seem like we knew each other for years by the way we clicked. We are looking forward to sharing more music from our new album coming later this Spring and hope the world will love the musical journey we will be taking our fans on. Jah Bless!” – Peetah Morgan

“Sometimes we don’t pay attention, To the little things that matter, And it’s not that complicated.. Never really takes much to make things better..” Those sentimental lyrics from the passionate track have been paired with a catchy fused melody of Reggae/Dancehall and Afrobeat, and breathtaking visuals that have delivered a video to be released on March 20th, 2019.

Filmed in Nairobi and Masai Mara, Kenya, the video is giving viewers an insight into Brand Kenya and the Nairobi Experience. Directed by Jordan Hoechlin & Mojo Morgan with production for the video made possible by made possible by CTBC Music Group, Island Vibes Coconut Rum, Bonfire Adventures, Onyx Lounge, Tribe Hotel, Eden Mara Camp, Village Market, Mario Tours and Roya Entertainment, “Pay Attention” featured four elegant timeless beautiful models provided by an agency owned by supermodel by Ajuma Nasenyana.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgPa2I3a6oUBD-i_L045JTg

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Shatta Wale to Headline WatsUp TV 67th Legon Hall week Artiste Night Concert

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Ghana’s dancehall legend, Shatta Wale, has being confirmed the headline act for the biggest campus hall week concert in Ghana dubbed the Mega WatsUp TV Legon Hall Week Artiste Night slated for March 16th 2019.

The concert also known as the Artiste Night which would be the second edition organised by WatsUp TV in Partnership with the Legon Hall of the University of Ghana is to mark the 67th anniversary of the hall and climax its weeklong activities.

With last year performances from Nigeria’s Mayourkun, Kidi, Epixode etc, performances for this year’s concert will be from resident students and other top musicians hosted at the forecourt of the Legon Hall at the University of Ghana from 6PM.

Key among other artists to join Shatta Wale on stage are: Sista Afia, S3fa, Kwamz & Flava,Dope Nation ,Rudebwoy Ranking, Freda Rhymez, Danny Beatz, Lil  Shaker, Article Wan, Lord Paper,Dahlin Gage, Kobla  Jnr , Adepa

A1 Raceway will also entertained with Go Kart activities from 9am till the  start of the concert at 6PM. 

The event which is also the official Artiste night with WatsUp TV is supported by SHOB Group, itel Mobile , Endowed Entertainment, Aftown, 369 Live & Mega Campus Concert

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Patapaa Breaks Silence On Why His Italy Show Was Cancelled

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On the 10th of March, Patapaa was meant to perform for his pa2pa soldiers in Italy.

Unfortunately the event had to be cancelled. 

The One Corner Hitmaker had an interview on Y Xtra Reloaded in Italy and had his say on the issue.

Watch the interview and in-depth details on why event was cancelled here: 

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FlyBoy Geesus Threatens To Sue Movie Producer For Copyright Infringement

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Copyright Infringement is a whole different ballgame in the Ghanaian music industry.

You will find content of artistes, musicians, producers song writers and many others being used without their permission.

FlyBoy Geesus is the latest receipient of such issues and he has vented his anger out on social media.

The rapper in a Facebook live video spoke about a movie director using his hit single Kisses For Breakfast which featured Stonebwoy without his permission.

He went of further to talk about how he funds his own career and feels dissrespected by the actions of the movie director for not consulting him before using his content for his production.

A court suit is presumed to be in place to get justice served. Watch his live video here.

We did our own investigaion and we found the tv production as Devil Under My Pillow and the producer is known as Samuel Degraft Yeboah.

We tried contacting him for further responses but none was returned. Updates on this issue will be provided later.

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