The music history of Ghana. Living the highlife….

Highlife, type of West African popular music and dance that originated in Ghana in the late 19th century, later spread to western Nigeria, and flourished in both countries in the 1950s. The earliest form of highlife was performed primarily by brass bands along the Ghanaian coast. However if you are in Accra, then easily the best way, maybe the only way to really enjoy the sweet beats of pure Highlife is when it is accompanied by the local Palm Wine, in an outside bar. Even the mosquito’s bite to the rhythm !!!!

The Sounds of Accra, Shatta Wale, Bulletproof

Maybe the biggest star in Ghana. And if not number 1, certainly he his number 1 in the area of living the pop star life. He is outspoken, loud and opinionated. But al in all, he is simply a great pop star who makes hard-beat music that just gets inside.   Charles Nii Armah Mensah…

The Sounds of Accra, It’s MzVee yall….

Okay so I have to admit, MzVee is my own favourite Ghanaian artist, and not just because she is just so cute !!! But, there is one thing for me that makes her stand out and that is her belief in positivity and being so proud of being a “natural woman”. Two things that help…

The Nightlife in Accra : Jamestown Cafe

This stylish architect-owned cafe, bar and music venue sits in a beautifully restored building right in the heart of old Accra, just across from the sea. There’s local and international food, great cocktails and live music daily. Once a week, the party spills outside. The cafe also owns the ArchiAfrika gallery opposite, which showcases African…

The Sounds of Accra, Fuse ODG, Kidi, Kuami, it’s off da ground…..

When you arrive in Accra, be prepared to feel the beat. For music is every where and everywhere it will be played loud and proud. Nana Richard Abiona (born 2 December 1988), better known by his stage name Fuse ODG, is a Ghanaian-British recording artist. He is best known for his 2013 single “Antenna” which peaked at number 7…

The Nightlife in Accra : Republic Bar

Will still keep recommending this bar in Accra, as it remains one of the best bars in Accra right now, thanks to its relaxed approach to the good things in life: alcohol, fried food and really great music. Catch a live music show at Republic The bustling neighbourhood of Osu always has a lot going on. A…

The Sounds of Accra, E.L : Koko be Koko O

EL’s singles include “Obuu Mo”, “Kaalu”, “One Ghana”, “Auntie Martha”, “Shelele”, “Mi Naa Bo Po”, this track “Koko” and “KaaBuAme”, “See me Sometime”, “Abaa” and “Pay Like a Boss”. His debut album was Something Else (2012). E.L released a mixtape he calls The BAR (Best African Rapper) and in 2017, he released the fourth one called BAR IV. He won…

Come and See Ghana, Hear Ghana & Dance Ghana…….

Sometimes before I go anywhere in the world I like to hit YouTube and search the town or city I am about to visit. When I first went to Ghana and Accra I did exactly that. Unfortunately At that time Ed had not released this track. Which is a real shame. For anyone now heading…