I stopped Samini, Stonebwoy from performing at Shatta Wale’s concert – Bulldog

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Head of Artists and Repertoire (A&R) at Zylofon Music says he refused to allow Samini and Stonebwoy to perform at Shatta Wale’s ‘Reign’ concert.

Bulldog said he was aware the two musicians were at the venue but didn’t allow them to mount the stage.

According to Bulldog, known in real life as Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, he didn’t allow them to perform because of security concerns.

He told Andy Dosty in an interview on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM Samini and Stonebwoy’s “managers came to me they were on the ground.”

“Myself and my team had done some groundwork” and they released that it wouldn’t have been right for them to come on stage, he explained.

Samini, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy

“The fan base is different from the artiste. If we had allowed them, this morning the story would have been something,” the Zylofon Music A&R manager stressed.

According to him, they picked up information that fans were going to vanderlise Sarkodie’s vehicle if he had come there.

He claimed, Stonebwoy’s comments on Hitz FM that Shatta Wale would have lost his life for making claims that he killed his mother, had the tendency of inciting fans to do negative things.

Bulldog urged the media to “cut off” if artistes who come on their platforms to say things that will incite the fans.

Shatta Wale has apologised to rivals artistes, Samini and Stonebwoy, for their inability to perform at the concert.

According to Shatta Wale, he was not aware Samini and Stonebwoy were around to support his album launch over the weekend.

Asked by Andy Dosty if he informed Shatta Wale that Samini and Stonebwoy were at the venue, Bulldog said he only told him after the show that they had come to the venue to perform.

 

 

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Samini, Stonebwoy disappointed in Shatta Wale

Dancehall artistes, Samini and Stonebwoy have communicated their concerns after they were refused a performance at Shatta Wale’s ‘Reign’ Album launch on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

The over-crowded event which was held at the Fantasy Dome at the Trade Fair Center in Accra had patrons anticipating to be entertained by surprise artistes who were not billed to perform.

But Samini and Stonebwoy who were at the event venue to support their brother [Shatta Wale] to launch his album were both refused performance.

The two Dancehall artistes were shocked because they have once individually given Shatta Wale same platforms to support their events.

Samini and Stonebwoy tweeted to express their displeasure about how organizers of the ‘Reign’ album event disregarded them which will appear that there are unsolved differences between Shatta Wale and them.

“Congrats on your album launch.just like you once wanted to surprise me on saminifest stage and I let you, I’d wanted to do the same but I waited in the car together with for over an hour only to be told you refused the gesture. #supportourown huh.” Samini Tweeted

Surprise Support is Way Better Than. A Fake Twit. But For INSECURITY Problems !! You Refused To Take advantage of The Opportunity.Would You Have Asked The Crowed if you Weren’t AWARE. Why Lie? Feel Free. Come On We Knew You Will Refuse Us Anyway. Come See!, Stonebwoy tweeted

Responding to Samini and Stonebwoy’s claims, Wale said he doesn’t know anything about Samini and Stonebwoy wanting to surprise him at the reign concert.

“Oh ! ,how , this is news to me .. sorry if this was da case … am very very sorry .. it wld hv bn nice !!! thnx for da support #TheReigAlbum,” he said.

Many have also expressed their opinions regarding Shatta Wale denying Samini and Stonebwoy’s support at the launch, describing it as unfortunate because during Samini’s Saminifest and Stonebwoy’s ‘Ashaiman to the World’ concert, the SM Boss also surprised them on stage.

It is yet to be ascertained whether Shatta Wale did really turn down the gesture from his two colleagues or it was sanctioned by a third party.

The ‘Reign’ Album launch will go down in history as one of the best patronized event with an overwhelming attendance and sale of the album.

Shatta Wale apologises to Samini, Stonebwoy

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Shatta Wale has apologised to rivals artistes, Samini and Stonebwoy, for their inability to perform at his concert over the weekend.

According to the dancehall artiste, he was not aware Samini and Stonebwoy were around to support his album launch over the weekend. 

Samini said, he had gone to the Fantasy Dome at the Trade Fair Centre to surprise Shatta Wale during his Reign album launch on Saturday but was prevented from mounting the stage.

“…just like you once wanted to surprise me on saminifest stage and I let you, I’d wanted to do the same but I waited in the car together with [Stonebwoy] @stonebwoyb for over an hour only to be told you refused the gesture. #supportourown huh??  ” Samini said.

Samini, nevertheless, congratulated Shatta Wale for the event, “Congrats @shattawalegh on your album launch.”

Reacting to the tweet, Shatta Wale apologised and said he was never aware they were at the venue.

“Oh ! ,how , this is news to me .. sorry if this was da case … am very very sorry .. it wld hv bn nice !!!   thnx for da support #TheReigAlbum,” he said.

Shatta Wale pulled off one of the biggest concerts in the history of Ghana.

The concert, with an estimated 20,000 people in attendance, saw Shatta Wale rock the stage alongside Michy, Zylofon Arts Club acts as well as the SM Militants. 

 

 

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Stonebwoy hasn’t paid me for ‘Mane Me’ – Producer cries

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The man behind Stonebwoy’s smash hit, ‘Mane Me’ is not happy about the seeming neglect after he handed him the beat to the song.

Vacs, the man behind the beat, says attempts to get some appreciation from Stonebwoy and his management have proven futile.

The song, which features Mugeez and Nigerian singer Praiz, was part of Stonebwoy’s ‘Epistles of Mama’ album.

Asked if he was paid for producing the beat of the song, Vacs told Andy Dosty in an interview on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM that, “I wasn’t paid for it.”

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According to him, the only recognition he got for the song is an acknowledgement on the cover of the album. “For instance, ‘Mane Me’ I got credit from the album cover art but not on social media.”

The beat, he explained, “was supposed to be a feature between DJ Mingle and Stonebwoy. Stonebwoy heard it and he liked it. So there was an agreement between them and Stonebwoy used it.”

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After releasing the song, the producer said, Stonebwoy hasn’t reached out to him.

He lamented that he doesn’t “have any percentage in the song. That is how bad the industry is.”

Vacs said he tried reaching out to Stonebwoy’s management “and it is being dicey. I am not getting the feedback I wanted. I spoke to Blakk Cedi, Stonebwoy’s manager. He’s like he will get back to me.” 

“At least show appreciation. You are making money so at least you can give me something,” the producer lamented, adding some form of acknowledgement from Stonebwoy and his team will really be appreciated.

See Stonebwoys “Mane Me” video below:

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Shatta is ignorant for saying Stonebwoy, Samini & Sarkodie should quit music – Dada Hafco

Ghanaian Highlife Singer, Dada Hafco has taken swipe at Shatta Wale for telling his colleague musicians, Stonebwoy, Samini and Sarkodie to quit doing music.

The Radio Pundit who is not in support of Wale’s opinion said he lacks knowledge for making such comments.

This comes after the Zylofon signee attacked Samini, Sarkodie Stonebwoy, calling them hypocrites.

He said they should quit doing music because they do not understand the fundamentals of being a musician and also they fail to influence the lives of their followers and people in the country at large.

According to Shatta Wale, his colleagues have chosen to ignore pertinent issues happening in the industry.

He indicated that his friend Sarkodie has never thought of helping any artiste in the music industry.

Who has Sarkodie produced since he came? I bought cars for my Militants and I buy cars for my fans and that is what I expect them to do.” He told Vibes in 5

Responding to Shatta Wale, Dada Hafco indicated that there is no limitations to creativity so people who tell veteran musicians or musicians who to them are no more relevant to retire doing music should think through again.

Speaking on Zylofon Fm, the ‘Yebewuti’ hit singer said music is attached to the brain that is why aged foreign musicians are still making money from their music.

“It’s an ignorant statement to tell an artiste to retire. Some musicians started music in 1970s and still doing music so why tell someone who started music in 2000s to quit music. Music is a career attached to the brain and you can only stop doing music when your brain stops functioning. One thing about music is that the more you grow, the more nicer you become. Our mindset and the way our system is being run will always make way for people to make such needless statements about musicians.” Dada Hafo said.

Highlife musician Wutah Afriyie, a member of the musical group Wutah, at the 2018 Ghana Music Awards UK, rubbished claim by other musicians telling their colleagues to retire.

He advised his colleagues who joined the music industry around the same time with him some years ago to work harder since there is no retirement age in music.

“If you are here and you are a musician, to the younger folks I will say do what you think you can do, do your best, and to my colleagues I started with there is no retirement age in music. We are not footballers, at any stage you can make hit songs“, Wutah Afriyie noted.

He advised that the younger folks should give off their best and the veterans should also not give up.

Full list of winners at 2018 Ghana Music Awards UK

Winners of the 3rd edition of the Ghana Music Awards UK has been announced.

The Gaumont Palace (Dominion Center) was the event venue to honour the work of Ghanaian artistes both in the UK and Ghana.

Patapaa’s street anthem ‘One Corner’ won ‘Song of the Year.’ Stonebwoy, Stormzy, Samini and Yaa Pono also won awards.

The likes of King Promise, and Ayesem performed at the event.

Full list of winners below. 

Gospel Song of the Year – Obi Nyane Me by Patience Nyarko

Gospel Artiste of the Year Patience Nyarko

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – My Own by Samini

Best New Artist of the Year Kuami Eugene

Best Collaboration of the Year – Yaa Pono – Obia Wone Master Ft Stonebwoy

Best Rapper of the Year – Ponobiom

Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kumi Guitar

Best Male Vocalist – King Promise

Highlife Song of the Year – Bronya by Wutah

Most Popular Song of the Year – One Corner by Patapaa

Best Ghanaian Int. Touring Act Stonebwoy

Stonebwoy, Samini appeal to organisers of AFRIMA to add money to award plaques

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Two of Ghana’s biggest artistes, Stonebwoy and Samini have appealed to organisers of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) to add money to the plaques.

According to them adding something substantial to the award will give the scheme “more weight” and will encourage artistes to give out their best in order to be recognised by the scheme.

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They made this known when the scheme was being launched on September 19.

Stonebwoy, in a short speech, said “We will take advantage of that to showcase our innate to the world. We are grateful and we couldn’t ask for any less but ibi like you for add block to the award”.

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Samini in supporting his “son” also said “we are eyeing the trophy. It is right here can I hold it? I want to see how heavy it is. So to add to what Stonebwoy said, it will be nice to have something attached to this otherwise we knowing this is gold and we feeling the weight, we don’t want to be tempted to melt it ooo”.

Winners of the award will go home with a plaque with 23.9 carats of gold.

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Stonebwoy is talented – Rev. Eastwood Anaba

Founder of Fountain Gate Church, Rev. Eastwood Anaba, has eulogized Ghanaian artiste, Stonebwoy for his intelligence.

Speaking at the Love Revolution conference, Anaba equated the intelligence of the ‘Mama’ artiste to that of a University professor.

“I listened to Stonebwoy, and I called my daughter to get me the number of that young man. I want to call him and tell him that he is very intelligent,” explained Anaba.

“I listened to the man, and it was almost as if I was listening to a Professor from the University. So I told myself there are intelligent people in this country, blessed people in this country.”

Stonebwoy expressed appreciation for the compliment calling it a “responsibility.”

Good morning world. This touched my spirit. I can’t explain how. To be named amongst the intelligent by Rev. Eastwood Anaba of @EastwoodAnabaMinistries is actually a responsibility. An Obligation to achieve, a task to stay put.” reads a statement by the act posted online.

Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Kuami Eugene, Others nominated for Customer Choice Awards

The inaugural Customer Choice Awards which will recognize and celebrate businesses and organizations that provide outstanding customer experiences hosted a launch reception on the 14th of September at the African Regent Hotel to officially announce its categories and nominees.

The reception featured a live performance by singer, Raquel and was hosted by award-winning sports journalist Nathaniel “Citizen” Attoh who declared the nominees in each of the 20 categories before an audience of business stakeholders, special guests, select media, and nominees of the awards ceremony including representatives from Zaina Lodge, Accra City Hotel, Puma Energy, GN Bank, Access Bank and Barclays Bank.

The Customer Choice Awards producer, Etornam James Flolu provided details of the award ceremony which will be held in January 2019, prize incentives for voters and introduced the mobile app, Speakupp, a technology platform that will be used to tally votes and encourage consumer participation. The presentation was followed by a networking cocktail on the rooftop terrace.

“At Eltor Consult, we have a guiding principle that the opinion of the customer rules. We launched the Customer Choice Awards to improve customer service delivery in the private and public sector and ultimately give the customer a voice. Our mission is to make more business owners as well as consumers aware of the importance of customer experience on the success and development of our businesses and ultimately the development of our nation,” shared Flolu, the Founder and CEO of Eltor Consult, a customer service training andadvocacy outfit.

The awards categories cut across a wide section of industries that maintain customer experiences from banks to hospitals, telcos, grooming salons, and local eateries. Voting opened after the launch and the public has the opportunity to choose their preferred personality and organization as well as share both positive and negative experiences with the use of the Speakupp App. Voting is possible by USSD, web or mobile app and will end in December and winners will be awarded at a ceremony in January. The Speakupp app may be downloaded on the Google Play store or Apple Store.

To encourage the public to participate in voting and sharing their voices, incentives in the form of weekly prizes and gift certificates to some of the nominated establishments will be given as prizes. High participating voters will ultimately stand a chance to win an educational scholarship or an all-expense paid trip to any African country of choice or Dubai.

See the Full List of Nominees and Categories

Customer’s Telcos of the Year

  • MTN
  • AirtelTigo
  • Vodafone
  • Glo

Customer’s Bank of the Year

  • GCB Bank
  • Barclays Bank
  • Stanbic Bank
  • Zenith Bank
  • Cal Bank
  • Republic Bank
  • FBN Bank
  • UBA   Bank
  • Fidelity Bank
  • GN Bank
  • Access Bank
  • EcoBank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Prudential Bank
  • GT Bank
  • UMB Bank
  • First Atlantic Bank

Customer’s OMC of the Year

  • Shell
  • Total
  • Goil
  • Allied Oil
  • Engen
  • Sel Energy
  • Puma Energy

Customer’s Waakye Joint of the Year

  • Atomic Waakye
  • Aunti Muni
  • Waakye Guy Guy
  • Haija Adiza
  • Tunga Waakye

Fans Artiste of the Year

  • Shatta Wale
  • Stonebwoy
  • Fancy Gadam
  • Sakordie
  • Efya
  • King Promise
  • Kwame Eugene
  • Patapaa
  • Mr.Eazi
  • Becca
  • Adina
  • Mzzvee
  • Joe Mettle
  • Sonnie Badu
  • Kwesi Arthur
  • Wiyala
  • Kidi

Customer’s Hotel of the Year

  • Fiesta Royale
  • Aqua Safari
  • Volta Serene
  • Kempinski
  • Holiday Inn
  • Peduase Resort
  • La palm
  • Labadi
  • Golden Tulip
  • Sky Plus
  • Zaina Lodge
  • Lou Moon Lodge
  • Coconut Grove
  • Elmina Beach
  • Busia Beach
  • Mensvic
  • Tomreik
  • Movenpick
  • African Regent Hotel
  • Royal Senchi
  • Accra City Hotel

Customer’s Shopping Mart of the Year

  • Shoprite
  • Game
  • Melcom
  • CityDia
  • Maxmart
  • Koala
  • Yoo Mart
  • Palace Mall

Customer’s Continental Food Joint of the Year

  • KFC
  • Papaye
  • StarBites
  • Vidae Café
  • Koffee Lounge
  • Enda
  • Imperial Perking
  • Barcelos
  • Basilisa
  • Chicken Republic
  • Sizzler
  • DNR Turkish Restaurant

Customer’s Pizza Joint of the Year

  • Papa’s Pizza
  • Eddie Pizza
  • Pizza Inn
  • Slices and Toppings
  • Pizza Hut

Customer’s Pub of the Year

  • Epo’s
  • Honey Suckle
  • BloomBar
  • CelsBridge
  • Chase
  • Kona Bar
  • Kiki Bees
  • BriefCase
  • Purple Pub

Customer’s Chop Bar of the Year

  • Efie ni fie
  • Abrewa
  • Asanka Locals
  • Heavy Do
  • Fafa ChopBar
  • The ChopBar
  • Bush Kanteen
  • Ashanti HomeTouch

Customer’s Government Agency of the Year

  • DVLA
  • Ports and Harbours
  • Birth and Death
  • Passport Office
  • Registrar Generals Department
  • Land Commission
  • ECG
  • Ghana Water Commission
  • SSNIT

Customer’s Beer of the Year

  • Club
  • Guinness
  • Gulder
  • Star
  • Origin
  • Roots
  • Eagle
  • Heineken
  • Kiss

Customer’s Hospital of the Year

  • Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital
  • Nyaho Hospital
  • Ridge Hospital
  • Holy Trinity Hospital
  • Cathedral Hospital
  • Citadel Hospital
  • Lapaz Hospital
  • Tema General Hospital
  • Medifem Hospital
  • Okomfo Anokye Hospital
  • 37 Military Hospital
  • Police Hospital
  • Lister Hospital
  • Ghana Canada Medical Centre
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Trust Hospital

Customer’s Digital Payment Platform

  • Hubtel
  • Expresspay
  • Mazumma
  • Slydepay
  • Flexipay
  • MTN Mobile Money
  • Vodafone Cash
  • AirtelTigo Cash

Media House

  • MultiMedia
  • Citi
  • EIB
  • Despite
  • TV3
  • GBC/GTV

Media Personality

  • Sefa Kayi
  • Bernard Avle
  • Bola Ray
  • Nana Aba
  • Berla Mundi
  • Naa Ashorkor
  • Anita Erskine
  • Delay
  • KSM
  • George Quaye
  • Nathaniel Attoh

Beauty and Grooming

  • Xmen
  • Senam
  • FirstChoice
  • 2nd Image
  • Allure
  • FC Beauty
  • Roji 1
  • Kuki’s Palour
  • Holy Trinity Spa
  • AfriPride

Transportation

  • Tro-tro
  • Taxify
  • Uber
  • Taxi
  • STC
  • VIP
  • M-Plaza
  • Ayalolo

The Customer’s Event of the Year

  • Tidal Rave
  • Harvest Praise
  • Vodafone Ghana Music Awards
  • Miss Malaika
  • Miss Universe
  • Miss Ghana
  • December to Remember
  • Emy Awards
  • Rapperholic Concert
  • Ghana Meets Naija
  • Tidal Rave

 

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I’ve never accused Stonebwoy of killing his mother – Shatta Wale

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Dancehall act Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly known as Shatta Wale, says he has never accused Stonebwoy of killing his own mother.

According to him, he was brought up from a good home hence such sensitive remarks about Stonebwoy’s mom never came from him or his camp.

Shatta Wale, who is set to release his new album dubbed, The Reign, in an interview on ‘Abusua Entertainment Show’ made this remark.

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Speaking on the show on Saturday, Shatta Wale said:

“Austine, I agree with you that our values and norms as Ghanaians don’t encourage us to say such things and I can tell you that I wasn’t brought up to say such things about others. That is why I’m saying I did not say that…” he said.

Shatta Wale in an interview on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM had expressed his desire to establish a cordial relationship with his label mate but added that the latter was hesitant.

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Stonebwoy in his response on Yaad Settings on Hitz FM with King Lagazee angrily lambasted Shatta Wale and questioned his sincerity.

“You go and say I killed my mother and come back and text me that you want peace, you want to make music?” he blurted.

“After he dissed my mother and [you] come around and say you want friendship?”

The ‘Baafira’ singer stressed that he can tolerate anything from Shatta Wale but not an insult to his departed mother.

 

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