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Support Talented Young Artiste, Great Pikin cries to Sound Engineers

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A fast-rising young artiste, Ebenezer Anang Anum, who is known in the music industry as Great Pikin has entreated sound engineers to support underground artists to bring them into the limelight of the music industry.

According to him, many young talented artists got discouraged and gave up on their God given talent due to the inability of the musical engineers paying attention to them and their talent.

He said most sound engineers only had eyes for the famous musicians therefore leaving the upcoming ones to fight for their fate into the music industry.

“The sound engineers hardly pay attention to the upcoming artists and this affects their talent. Most give up on their talent because of the unfair treatment by the engineers, sometimes these engineers forget that the stars were once underground artists,” he said.

The “I’m In love” hit maker bemoaned that Ghanaian music lovers would have heard lots of good and better songs from talented underground artists if they were allowed by the recording engineers to expose their gifts to them.

Being in the music industry for five years, Great Pikin has won the hearts of many Ghanaians to sing to his tempo with hit songs like Danger, Mi k3 bo, Pressure, Ma ka, Obaagbala, Friday, Eefoh, Bossu and Shout.

He has featured a top class artiste like Sarkodie in a hit single titled money which was released in November 2018 and has currently jammed his fans with a new hot single titled I’m in Love, a song that got ladies to love his work as a musician.

The CEO of Great Pikin (GP) Nation record label has performed in so many music concerts like Hit FM Homowo concert, Salahfest, La/Osu and Teshie Homowo street jam and also performed with Tinny at the Haatso Homowo concert which was graced by a gigantic crowd.

Speaking with degraftpr.co.uk, the rapper said his music is inspired by love, relationship, nature and other great musicians who inspires the youth with their rich lyrical content.

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The Hip-hop/Hip Life artiste was born and raised in Labadi in the Greater Accra Region, had his basic education at Nativity Presbyterian Primary and furthered it at La St Paul’s Junior High School.

Although life was tough when he was growing up but he didn’t give up on his talent and music career when he discovered it at the age of 10.

In order for talented rising artistes’ music to stream down into the hearts of Ghanaians, he advised DJs to put in much effort in the promotion of their music by playing them on air each day.

He however urged his fans to keep listening to his songs and expect massive songs and collaboration from him with great musicians like Stonebwoy, EL among others as he is working hard to release an album in June this year.

By Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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Epixode organises the maiden “Experience Concert”

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It was a night of bliss, an atmosphere of joy and fun last Saturday at the maiden edition of an entertaining concert held at the Zen Garden in Accra.

Christened “experience concert,” the show which started at 7:00pm tilled dawn was organised by one of the industry’s finest dancehall arts, Epixode and backed by the Gentlemen.


It saw the spear header of the concert sparking the stage with non-stop hour performance which got the venue heated up the entire night.

Music lovers and fans were not only served with refined reggae and dancehall music but were introduced to the soothing tunes from the camp of the award winning prolific rapper and producer Trigmatic, sensational rapper Worlasi and the project fame icon Krissy O.

Speaking to degraftpr.co.uk in an interview, the talented singer disclosed that the show was organised to draw him closer to his fans, for him to consistently produce heart-warming reggae, dancehall and afro pop melodies that would interest them.


He noted that key industrial players were not organising much shows to get the citizenry entertained and promised to tour the country with lots of shows.

Epixode assured to make the concert an annual one to treat the world to loving tunes, introduced them to best known artistes in and across the country as well as providing a platform for young talented artistes to showcase their talent.

BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE

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Epixode calls for change in the country with a new track “wahala Dey.”

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A track that highlights the ills of the country was on Tuesday released by the Reggae/Dancehall prodigy Epixode, to foster change and development.

Dubbed “wahala dey,” it is four minutes-two seconds length and it spells out the need for politicians to imitate the good works of the former president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

Speaking exclusively to degraftpr.co.uk in an interview on Monday in Accra, ahead of the release of the track, the dancehall singer bemoaned that, when Nkrumah declared “Ghana our beloved country is free forever” the citizenry were expecting to break from all the bondages and suffering, yet the plight kept amplifying as the days went by.

He said people wept due to the ‘rot’ and corruption bedeviling the country, stressing that talented individuals did not get needed support and mediums to showcase their talents.

According to him the security were not beefing up efforts in tackling crime issues and securing the society from harm.

That, Epixode noted has increased crime and other illegal activities, hence called on all the citizenry to act right to make the nation a better place for everyone.

He reiterated the need for the individuals to be patriotic and act in a manner that would enhance development in the country.

The track was produced and mixed by Dream Jay with refined guitar sound and bass by Odikro and Steve.

BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE

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Emulate the steps of Shatta Wale, Fans of SM calls on other artistes!

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Die in the wool fans of the self acclaimed dancehall King, Shatta Wale have expressed pleasure by the rate the artiste was constantly receiving international collaborations.

According to them, the ‘I know my level’ hitmaker was assumed by many as a local champion and could only attract local people, stressing that his collaborations have shut critics.

Just after the founder of Shatta Movement (SM) got featured on the American Rhythm and Blues goddess, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter’s Lion King Album, the musician hit another historic feature from a top American hip hop artiste, Mariah Lynn.


Speaking exclusively to degraftpr.co.uk in Accra on Thursday, the fans stated that the dancehall singer promised the year would be a breakthrough year for his brand and it came to pass.

“Shatta Wale said that 2019 is for big things and indeed big things are happening, this collaboration is positive news for the industry,” they said.

Sir Walker indicated that the collaboration was a sign that the industry was being recognised and a little push would fine tune it.

He observed that Nigerians were grooming their artistes well to attract international collaborations and called for Ghanaians to do same.


In order for the country’s artistes to attract foreign collaboration, Akosua Boatemaa stated that key industry players had to put much effort in the selling of the country’s art.

She underscored the need for the country to scrap out shows that sell Nigerian artistes at the expense of the local artistes, adding that they should organise shows that could sell the country’s artistes to attract foreign collaborations and investors.

Akosua Boatemaa expressed joy about the way Shatta wale broke grounds to sell his brand to the international market and urged other artistes to emulate his steps.

BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE

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