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Pursue your education, Praye Tietia Tells Upcoming Musicians

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The Ace musician Mr. Stephen Kojo Fiawoo, also known in the show biz as Praye Tietia from the popular Hip Life trio group “Praye” has called on young talented musicians to pursue their education before taking music as a career.

This he said would boost the lyrical content of the songs they compose thus would make it more soothing and appealing to the ears of Ghanaians.

He posited that music is the food to the soul therefore its words should be captivating, uplifting and inspirational enough to relieve boredom and should make sense to motivate people to keep listening and dancing to it.

The music super star in an exclusive interview with degraftpr.co.uk testified that education has improved his musical career and he would have achieved nothing without it adding that “through education I could brag of job aside music. I work in a production team and we produced ‘Things We Do for Love’ and other production works, something that lots of Ghanaians are unaware.”


He indicated that through education he has built a solidified brand and by mentioning the name “Praye” Ghanaians attach a positive attitude to their music since their songs depicted rich lyrical masterpiece that imparted in the lives of fans and Ghanaians.

Big J Cartel further stated that education makes life therefore musicians should put in much effort to read wide to get inspirational lyrics to compose hit songs, saying lack of education has contributed to profanity in most music Ghanaians hear today.

The multiple awards winning hip life singer advised his colleague musicians to desist from composing profane music that has tendency to destroy the youth who listen to it.


He urged his fans to keep supporting the brand and also expert fireworks from Praye since they were back together to serve them better with rich and best hit songs to set the Praye brand high and also lift Ghana Hip Life to the greatest level beyond imagination.

“We urge our fans and Ghanaians to keep patronizing our art like they always do and we promise to continue to produce the best of great Hip Life music that they have never heard before,” he urged.


Prior to their reunion the sensational Hip Life trio split in the year 2014 but united in August last year to keep the brand alive after performing at the 2018 VGMA to officially announce their return to fans.

They released three singles (Gbang Gbai, Adesoa and Disco light) in October 2018 and consequently released first video for the song titled “Gbang Gbai” on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

The group had already rocked Ghanaian music lovers with back to back hit songs like ‘Shordy,’ ‘Angelina,’ and ‘Jacket.’

Praye Tintin, Praye Tietia and Praye Honeho formed this great ‘Praye’ group during the maiden edition of Nescafe African Revelations talent hunt in 2004, since then they have never stopped to wow the audience with their songs and performance.

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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