Hezron Clarke’s ‘Man On A Mission’ album receives massive endorsement

Jamaican reggae artiste, Hezron Clarke, was in his elements as he took control of the stage at JamRock in Accra to deliver soul-inspring songs from his latest album titled: ‘Man On A Mission.’

The 17-track compilation, available on streaming platforms, features songs like: ‘Smile Today,’ Made For The Battle, ‘Save the Children’, ‘Natural Woman, and the title track ‘M.O.A.M. (Man on a Mission).

Speaking after the launch, Hezron said ‘Man on a Mission’ is to push reggae music a notch higher and encourage individuals to pursue any mission they set for themselves.

The album follows his 2012 project titled: ‘The Life I lived.’

Music enthusiasts who graced the occassion applauded Hezron’s stage craft, composure and uplifting compositions on the new masterpiece.

Hezron was a guest artiste at a number of concets, incluiding the get ‘KojoAntwified’ concert in Accra, and Okyeame Kwame’s Hiplife Party in Kumasi during the holidays.

The singer, who traces his roots to Ghana, was impressived with the warm reception
and positive responses to his performances throughout the festive season.

‘I was well-received and I felt the vibes. All of these indicate that reggae music lives here in Ghana,’ he said.

Praising musicians and reggae artistes who have kept the genre alive, Hezron announced future collaborations with Ghanaian musicians, including, Kojo Antwi, Rocky Dawuni, and Afriyie Wuta.

‘We came to Ghana and made a lots of conncetions and will continue after I return to Jamaica,’ he said, and asked fans to look out for more of his music, including the single dubbed: ‘Property Manager’.

Naming Black Sherif, Sarkodie, and Black Prophet as some of his favourite performers, he urged established and upcoming artistes to remain ‘true to themselves and not give up on their dreams’.

‘Reggae is the medium for the voiceless and the conscience of society and can never die; just keep the faith and continue,’ he said.

Hezron describes his music as ‘enchanting, mesmerising, soothing, yet militant and hard hitting. ‘

He has over
the years captivated his fan with exceptional talent and powerful renditions such as: ‘Hello Jamaica, Treat Her Better, Live It Up, Warriors Heaven.’

Hezron Clarke was born and raised during his earlier years in the District of Moy Hall District, St. James, Jamaica, before migrating to the U.S.A.

While in Jamaica, he developed his talent being an ardent member of his church choir. His musical gift was evident to his family and friends who facilitated its development.

Hezron continued to expand the dexterity of his vocals by naturally transitioning into singing RnB, but was not entirely satisfied within that genre, as his calling was deeply embedded in the rich reggae music of his homeland.

He returned to Jamaica to start producing energetic and soothing renditions that continue to win the hearts of his fans home and abroad.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Government should invest in musicians directly – Kwame Baah 

Ghanaian music entrepreneur Kwame Baah has urged the government to directly invest in musicians rather than music institutions.

According to Kwame Baah, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Yve Digital, a music aggregation platform, the government could recoup their investment threefold if they invest directly in artists.

Speaking in an interview, Kwame Baah said musicians play a crucial role in boosting Ghana’s tourism and that more had to be done to propel their talent globally.

‘The government should invest directly in the artiste and not go through these music institutions. When the government invests in artists directly, they are able to get the needed global mileage.

‘I believe the government would recoup their investments more than threefold if they took up this initiative, and this is even evident with the success of the Year of Return initiative,’ he said.

Stressing the importance of musicians in boosting tourism, Kwame Baah said artists serve as unique personalities who could further promote
Ghana to the outside world.

‘More has to be done to help artists promote themselves on the international stage. We all remember how Sarkodie’s speech at the BETs triggered massive global interest in Ghanaian music,’ he said.

Kwame Baah’s influence in the music industry continues to grow after he was adjudged Best Music and Entertainment Personality at the 2023 Forty Under 40 Achievers Awards.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Kofi Mante features Bisa K’dei on new song ‘Bad Boy’

Fast-rising artist Kofi Mante has teased music lovers with an upcoming project featuring multiple award-winning musician, Bisa K’dei.

After his ‘I Get High’ single went viral and dominated charts over the past few weeks, Kofi Mante does not seem to slow down anytime soon.

Produced by award-winning music producer Apya, Kofi Mante is about to send social media buzzing with another authentic African tune after his ‘Sell Out’ song, which featured Fameye, won him numerous awards.

Snippets of the song have already sent social media buzzing, with netizens praising the vocal prowess of Bisa K’dei and Kofi Mante’s deep flow and asking them to make the song available to the public.

Kofi Mante’s versatility and uniqueness have fetched him a number of features with highly recognised musicians, including ‘Sista Afia, Fameye, Bisa K’dei, and Atimbila, among many others.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Ambassadors Family Chapel hosts a Thanksgiving service

Bediako: Ambassadors Family Chapel, in the Kpone Katamanso Municipality, has hosted a Thanksgiving service at the church auditorium to celebrate the year 2023.

The members of the church wore white outfits as they praised and worshipped God with melodious songs led by the church choir.

The Reverend Elvis Myles Forson stated that Christians need to cultivate an attitude of gratitude to attract God’s blessings.

He added that Christians have to express gratitude to God with some key principles, which included the act of giving gratitude without any conditions or rationality, and it should be done with a good heart.

Rev. Forson noted that ‘God is the maker of men.’ Therefore, he urged Christians not to backslide, even though afflictions may arise.

He made prophetic declarations into the year 2024 and blessed the members of the church to expect God’s abundant blessings.

He further stated that Christians should never limit themselves by geographical location and advised that ‘with God all things are possible.’
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He revealed the theme for the year 2024 as ‘the year of manifesting as sons of God.’
Source: Ghana News Agency

Scores of Tema guys check into 2024 with checkers  

The night of December 31 every year is seen as the last step to a new year, and therefore most people engage in activities they cherish as they keep awake to crossover from the old to the new. 

   

On the night of December 31, 2023, and the wee hours of January 1, 2024, while some thronged churches to pray and make new resolutions and others to pubs, a group of men in Tema Community eight engaged in their loveliest game, checkers. 

  For them, the perfect and best way to keep awake and bid 2023 goodbye while embracing 2024 was to play a game of checkers, popularly known in Ghana as ‘dummy’. 

  The Ghana News Agency Tema Regional Monitoring Team spotted the men seated in front of Perfect Spot on the community Eight Market Road, with two players each behind two huge checker boards.

  The board was placed in between the laps of the two players as they skillfully studied the disc-shaped playing pieces of their opponent to be able to make tactical moves to win the game. 

  Others cheered them on as they wai
ted patiently with some drinks in hand for their turn to take over the playing pieces and board. 

  Mr. Francis Kofi, a checker player, said that as a ‘nature worshipper,’ he found fulfilment in playing checkers to welcome in the new year instead of attending a church watchnight service. 

  Mr. Kofi explained that he sees God in everyone; therefore, there was no need to learn who God is from a pastor. 

  He said they often visit the spot to play the game after a hard day’s work from 19:30 hours, adding that they however decided to entail their playing time to the day break of New Year’s Day as their special service for the day. 

  Mr. Samuel Quayeaon, another checker player, also told the GNA that the intense playing of the game started on December 24, 2023, to herald the festivities. 
Source: Ghana News Agency

We are yet to submit evidence of record-breaking attempt – Afua Asantewaa

Accra: Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduounum, the Ghanaian who attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the longest singing time by an individual, has stated that her team is yet to submit her official attempt for recognition.

She explained that the judges and technical team have finalised their works and will soon submit them for verification by the Guiness World Record before an official announcement is made on her record attempt.

Afua Asantewaa gave this explanation when she crossed over to the new year by worshipping with the Potter’s City headed by Prophet Nanasei Opoku-Sarkodie at Prampram.

She received a rousing welcome on arrival, with the Prophet himself ushering her and her husband to their seats.

The two were accompanied by members of her production hub, ASKOF Productions.

Prophet Opoku-Sarkodie, who was excited to meet Afua Asantewaa, said he had been inspired and motivated by Asantewaa’s confidence, and she had been his teaching topic since hearing of her.

He prayed for them, decorated them
with a prayer mantle, and prophesied a new beginning in their lives. The team earlier in the day attended a Thanksgiving service at Glorious Word Power International, headed by Apostle Dr. Isaac Owusu Bempah.

Afua Asantewaa, who has been appointed Tourism Ambassador, attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the longest singing time by an individual.

Her adventure began on December 24 and ended on December 29. The young star sang for a total of 126 hours and 53 minutes.

The current record is 105 hours, set in 2012 by India’s Sunil Waghmare.
Source: Ghana News Agency

Be courageous and have faith in God – Catechist Agbo

Kpone: The Catechist of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Trinity Preaching Post, Kpone Shanghai, Catechist Isaac Agbo, has urge Christians to be courageous and have faith in God through the new year.

He noted this during his new year’s message to church with a Bible quote from Zephaniah 3 verse 9 and said that as Christians, they have to stand firm in the Lord and only trust in him.

He also stated that, as Christians, they have to uphold their faith and believe in the Lord that he would lead them in the new year.

He added that, through their trials and tribulations, the Lord God has promised to take great delight in them, and in his love, he will no longer rebuke them but will rejoice over them with joyous songs.

‘The Lord is with you this year; you will sing a joyous song. The Lord has so many blessings for you; whatever you desire will be yours. Do not be afraid of any trials and temptations, but be courageous and have faith in the  Lord, he said.

He urged Christians to remain strong in unity and be c
onfident that the Lord will lead them through the year.

The church sang praise and adoration songs to thank the Lord for successfully guiding them through the previous year and ushering them into a new season.
Source: Ghana News Agency