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E.News: Morgan Heritage’s song “Africa X Jamaica” ft. Stonebwoy & Diamond Platnumz added to BET SOUL and BET JAMS playlist

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MPR CONSULTING – Fans of world renowned Morgan Heritage are well aware of The Royal Family of Reggae’s musical melting pot of influences, and although the award winning band has made their historic musical mark in reggae, their 10 albums have featured songs fusing various genres. Citizens of the world, Morgan Heritage has fostered relationships with musicians all over the world, and embraced the spotlight with their counterparts.

Their latest release has united the motherland Africa with their ancestral island of Jamaica on a catchy uplifting beat paired with powerful inspirational lyrics. “Africa X Jamaica” features Ghana’s 2015 BET Winner, Stonebwoy and Tanzania’s multi- award, MTV Europe Awards winning Diamond Platnumz. Garnering over half a million views in 3 days of its release, the video has been added on television programs worldwide, and to BET SOUL and BET JAMS playlist.

“We have been blessed in our career that our videos have been seen worldwide, from MTV Africa to VH1 America but there is something meaningful about Africa X Jamaica shared with our home of America. It’s like coming full circle” – Mojo Morgan

Consult your local listing for BET SOUL and BET JAMS playlist, or Watch #AfricaJamaica video NOW at https://fanlink.to/africajamaica

(Source: Elorm Beenie)

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In anticipation of his forthcoming debut album, “Black Sherif” unveils his cover art

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Black Sherif has unveiled the cover art for his much anticipated debut album, titled, ‘ The Villain I Never Was’, slated for release on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

This comes off after impressive global charting year with singles like Second Sermon Remix, Kwaku The Traveller and recently, Soja.

The 20-year- old rapper is poised for action as his sound has been co-signed by several industry greats such as Timberland, DJ Khaled, Busta Ryhmes, Popcaan among others.

Black Sherif in a tweet wrote,”It took me everything to give life to this body. The one thing in my life that I gave everything up for.

There is life in this body, I hope it treats you good and speaks to you like I want it to.

My debut album, “The Villain I Never Was”, available in all stores on October 7, 2022.”

Born and raised in Konongo, a small city in the Ashanti region of Ghana, his cult following is now spreading across the globe as the local and national scenes in his hometown make headlines around the world.

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The video posted on President’s page is not what we created – Samsal on the GTA-Ayat controversy

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Samsal, the creative agency mentioned by the Ghana Tourism Authority in the midst of the controversy regarding an alleged copyright infringement, has spoken.

According to them, the video they created for the Ghana Tourism Authority is not what has been put out.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the video which the the President and the GTA have put in circulation is not the mood board we created. It contains snippets from the mood board. However, we never authorized the GTA to publish the mood board or any scenes from it. The signed MoU was explicit that our delivery obligations related to the new content which would be financed by the GTA,” they wrote in a press statement.

Samsal noted that the video reel they presented to the GTA (which contains Ayat’s video) and other shots was presented to the authority as a sample they intended to produce for them.

“We put together a video reel (“mood board”) which we showed to the GTA as inspiration and creative direction for the videos we intended to produce during the campaign. The mood board was a mash up of scenes from different videos including the video for Ayat’s “GUDA” and other videos shot by David Nicol-Sey, a fellow creative who we have worked with on several campaigns (and who directed the campaign video for Discovery Bands),” they further stated.

They mentioned that the Ghana Tourism Authority “did not finance the creation of any new work as agreed. Using our own funds, we created our own video (see enclosed) to promote Discovery Bands and submitted to the GTA. The GTA has not posted the Discovery Bands video (which also depicts lovely scenes from from Ghana and which we worked with David Nicol-Sey to shoot) nor has it fulfilled any of its content financing obligations under our MoU.”

The agency expressed surprised at the fact that the mood board they presented to the GTA had been “repurposed and put into circulation” instead of fulfilling its obligations under the MoU by providing them with logistics and budgetary support for the creation of similar content to market Ghana.

Because of this, Samsal has refuted earlier claims by the GTA that their agency authorized the GTA to use Ayat’s video.

Samsal’s name came up after Ghanaian music Kirani Ayat, called out the President, Nana Akufo-Addo and Ministry of Tourism for using elements of his ‘Guda’ video for tourism ad without his consent.

The video which was shared on the President’s social Twitter handle, has scenes from various tourist sites and locations in the country and the President’s voice-over.

After complaining about the copyright gaffe, the Ghana Tourism Authority, the institution that sanctioned the work, released a statement and later said in an interview on Asempa FM that they acquired the video legitimately from Samsal, a creative agency they outsourced the work to.

Some the issue broke a lot of people in the creative space including Sarkodie, have added their voice, pressing on government to compensate Kirani Ayat for using his video without his approval.

Ayat’s ‘Guda’ won the overall Best Video award at the 2019 4syte Music Video Awards.

By: Kwame Dadzie | Ghana Weekend

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Meet MC Desaint, The Young Celebrated Event Host Who Has Been Perking Up Events In Ghana

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The act of Mcing requires that the Master of Ceremony steers the whole affair into a nice and fruitful sequence. The young sensation, MC Desaint does just that. Let us take a peek into his career and get to understand why he is regarded amongst the best in his line of hustle in Ghana.

MC Desaint born, Isaac Kwafo Djan hails from the Eastern Region but resides in Labadi in the Greater Accra Region. He had his basic education at La Experimental School, Abeka Motorway 2 Jhs and Aquinas Senior High School for high school.

After high school, MC Desaint found it joyous to master ceremonies. He did not know how to begin with until one Mr Prince Owusu Ansah, CEO of Prinlive Fashion School, then his advisor and boss motivated him to start since he finds it in him. He then pushed him to it by giving him the opportunity to host his school’s first graduation ceremony (first gig).

MC Desaint has hosted over 600 events, both corporate and social. Amongst them is, “3 Music Abeka Homowo Festival Jam 2022” and several other big stages.

What makes MC Desaint exclusive from all other MCs in Ghana is that he is agile on the microphone, eloquent, articulate, jovial and very passionate about his craft. He makes every event he is on lit because he spits literary flames.

MC Desaint see himself in the near future as as a presidential MC and gearing towards all the big stages both locally and internationally.

Follow or book MC Desaint on the following social media fora;

Instagram: @mcdesaint

Facebook: @Isaac Djan

Facebook Page: MC Desaint

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