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Stop Stealing Songs – Isaac Quarcoo

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Stop Stealing Songs - Isaac Quarcoo

Ghanaian songwriter, Isaac Quarcoo, known popularly as Travelz, has admonished Ghanaian musicians and music makers to put an end to the practice of copying and stealing the lyrics, style and other features of songs of other artistes, especially at a time when resources to produce quality music abound.

According to him, local music artistes must be well educated enough in their respective fields to understand that not every artiste can write songs, make beats, record songs or even play any instrument.

“Some artistes only have the voice and can use it well whereas others have certain rare abilities of knowing how to play many instruments and sing well at the same time,” he stated.

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His advice comes after a popular Ghanaian musician, Kuami Eugene has been in the news recently for alleged song theft.

According to reports, a female musician called Bhadext Cona is alleged to have accused him of stealing her song titled, ‘Bolga.’

In an interview on Rainbow Radio, the singer claimed that she sent him [Kuami Eugene] the song for a feature but he described the song as “childish”, and later, allegedly went on to remake the song into his latest song titled, ‘Bunker.’

This is not the first time Kuami Eugene or a Ghanaian artiste is making the news for same reasons.

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Stop Stealing Songs – Isaac Quarcoo

Sharing his thoughts on the phenomenon, Mr. Isaac Quarcoo, who is also an experienced Information Technology (I.T) expert said: “Our people must understand that not everyone can do everything, so it’s not a bad thing to employ the services of someone who can help you do a successful job.

“It baffles me that our past legends believed in some of these principles than the young people of today. I cannot tell if it is shyness or ego; but having a writer or a ghostwriter as it’s called, is not a big deal.”

Being a ghostwriter, a record label boss and a techpreneur himself, Travelz cited some ‘A’ list music acts in Ghana who have ghostwriters but are doing extremely well and urged other musicians to emulate same.

“Akwaboah and some of these other guys have written several songs for Sarkodie and some other top artistes in the country but that has never reduced their pedigree or appeal.

“In fact, once the song is good, it even boosts their image the more. You just have to be sure that is the right song and you are good to go. I pray they listen to my advice and put a stop to illegal sampling of songs and song stealing”, Isaac Quarcoo counseled.

Mr. Isaac Quarcoo was however quick to express his admiration for and belief in Ghanaian artistes saying they are one of the most talented groups on the African continent.

This, he explained, is due to the fact that our artists are able to easily adapt and adjust to any genre in the world, saying Ghanaian artistes are able to try new genres of music and with time, master and own them as if it is theirs.

“Our major hindrance may be not buying into the idea of songwriters or excessive sampling of old songs, mostly illegally. The news of song stealing in Ghana is gradually becoming normal and that’s not a good sign. Our artists are one of the most talented groups of creatives on the continent because they can jump unto any genre and make a big sound out of it. If they can embrace the song writing culture and take it easy on excessive sampling which gives them a lazy outlook, I think it will move our industry many steps ahead”, he added.

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John Mahama Celebrates 63rd Birthday Today

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The 2020 flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, is 63years today.

The former head of state was born November 29, 1958, in Damango to a politically active family.

His father, Emmanuel Adama Mahama, served as a Member of Parliament as well as regional commissioner in the government of Ghana under first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s regime.

Wife of the former president, Lordina Mahama, has taken to social media to celebrate her husband on the occasion of his birthday.

According to her, being the former president’s wife has been incredible blessing to her.

“You have always made me proud as your wife. I thank God for your life and new age. Being your wife has been an incredible blessing to me. Our children and I pray that the Good Lord will continue to fill your heart with his presence and everlasting love. Happy 63rd, my love,” she said in a tweet on Monday November 29, 2021.

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King Promise makes Ghana proud as he performs at Wizkid’s O2 Arena show featuring Chris Brown

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The Ghanaian singer, King Promise was introduced to perform at London’s O2 Arena on Sunday night during Wizkid’s sellout show.

The concert attended by thousands of music lovers comes as one leg of the Nigerian singer’s ‘Lagos To The World’ tour.

It’s was a historic show as Wizkid sold-out the first performance in just 12 minutes, placing him alongside legends such as the Spice Girls and the Rolling Stones who have sold-out the venue in under 13 minutes.

During some part of the show attended by the multitude, the ‘Slow Down’ singer was called to perform after the MC said “representing Ghana to the fullest, I need the lights out for this young man, the King of all promises” and the singer showed up to perform his “Oh Yeah’ monster track.

King Promise seized a moment to address the Ghanaians in the audience before going to perform his “Commando” song to thrill the crowd.

Watch the video below and some Twitter posts below of what Ghanaians on social media have been saying.

Another highlight of the Sunday night show was when Wizkid also brought out American singer, Chris Brown to thrill the fans.

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Stonebwoy Subtly Jabs Rocky Dawuni Over His Recent Remarks On Nominations During An Interview

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Stonebwoy has made a sly swipe at presumably those who reject his stance during the ongoing debate over who or what criteria qualifies one as a Grammy nominee.

According to a strange post seen on dancehall rapper Livingston Satekla’s Snapchat page, the dancehall artiste is upset about remarks questioning his Grammy nomination’s veracity.

He posted, “ Chairman is so quick to remove credit on a kid! We know them oo. But we think say them change o chai them never change.”

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Since the news of Stonebwoy’s alleged many Grammy nominations broke, some industry insiders, including Citi FM’s Kwame Dadzie and Rocky Dawuni, have questioned his claim.

Stonebwoy’s ‘contentious’ nomination is based on his contributions to two nominated albums.

There is a distinction, according to Rocky Dawuni, between being a featured artist on a nominated record and having your entire body of work recognized. In the interview, he also stated that a contribution (feature) does not automatically qualify one for a Grammy nomination.

“You have contributed to the song, but you are not a nominee. The thing is, I am not the one saying it. You should go to the Academy website and see who the nominees are.

 “I think that sometimes…been featured on a record is a great achievement. It’s really great, but we have to also recognize what is… we can’t create our own rules here and be using those rules,” Rocky Dawuni claimed. 

Stonebwoy does not appear to appreciate this explanation and clarity.

His recent social media behavior has sparked a lot of speculation, with many people questioning if he’s truly making fun of his boss.

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