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I also have my own goals and obligations in the music industry – Efya which is why I don’t perform with Wizkid on foreign stages

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I also have my own goals and obligations in the music industry - Efya which is why I don't perform with Wizkid on foreign stages

Following recent remarks from artiste management and entertainment analyst Bullgod questioning Ghanaian artists R2Bees and Efya’s connection with Nigerian music sensation Wizkid, Efya has resorted to Twitter to clarify the matter and provide insight on the complexities of playing on large platforms.

According to the ‘Best In Me’ singer, playing on international stages includes a variety of aspects that are not always obvious to the general audience. She also disclosed that schedule issues, prior commitments, and logistical restrictions made it difficult to accompany Wizkid to every single concert.

“When it comes to performing on big stages, there are various factors involved that people may not be aware of. Scheduling conflicts, prior commitments, and logistical constraints sometimes make it challenging to accompany Wizkid on every single performance. It doesn’t diminish my dedication or the fact that I have also played on countless international stages,” she tweeted.

She further explained,“As an artist, I have a multifaceted career that encompasses my own music, projects, and obligations. While I value my friendship and artistic connection with Wizkid, I also have my own aspirations and commitments in the music industry. It is essential to strike a balance and prioritize professional growth and individual endeavours.”

Efya also voiced her disappointment at being mocked by industry stakeholders and commentators based on misconceptions and assumptions.

“It is disheartening to be ridiculed based on misunderstandings and assumptions. I hope this thread provides clarity and sheds light on the intricacies of the music industry. Let us focus on celebrating each other’s achievements rather than perpetuating unnecessary controversies,” the neo-singer added.

While Bullgod’s worries were legitimate, Efya’s Twitter thread provided insight into the obstacles and considerations that artists like herself and R2Bees confront while managing their careers, particularly on the worldwide stage.

Meanwhile, Wizkid’s performance at Tottenham Stadium has received widespread praise, with publications hailing the afrobeat star’s exhilarating musical experience. The evening also included a performance by Ghana’s own King Promise, who wowed the audience.

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Stonebwoy drags Baba Sadiq to court for defamation

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Stonebwoy is also requesting that the court give him GHS 3 million in damages for the injury that the tweets have caused to his reputation, claiming that Baba Sadiq behaved intentionally and with purpose to slander Stonebwoy by tweeting things he knew to be untrue. The lawsuit comes as no surprise to those who are familiar with the circumstances underlying the tweets. Observers on social media were concerned by Stonebwoy's decision to disregard Sadiq's unsettling words, which implied that he is a violent female abuser.

Afro-dancehall sensation Livingstone Etse Satekla, also known as Stonebwoy, has sued aspiring politician and entertainment critic Sadiq Abdulai Abu, also known as Baba Sadiq, for comments posted on his X page (previously known as Twitter).

The reigning Ghanaian Artist of the Year filed a petition before the High Court of Justice on May 31, 2024, requesting that Baba Sadiq erase the offending tweets and issue an unconditional apology to Stonebwoy.

Stonebwoy is also requesting that the court give him GHS 3 million in damages for the injury that the tweets have caused to his reputation, claiming that Baba Sadiq behaved intentionally and with purpose to slander Stonebwoy by tweeting things he knew to be untrue.

The lawsuit comes as no surprise to those who are familiar with the circumstances underlying the tweets. Observers on social media were concerned by Stonebwoy’s decision to disregard Sadiq’s unsettling words, which implied that he was a violent female abuser.

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The statements went viral and sparked significant debate among fans and the wider public because Stonebwoy has a lengthy history of advocating for women’s rights and has pioneered a number of charity initiatives to benefit women.

The writ demonstrates that the Ghanaian star is determined to safeguard his hard-earned reputation, as he has turned to the judicial system to assert his rights.

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Shatta Wale explains why he quit smoking 5 months ago

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Shatta Wale confessed that though he is a lover of marijuana, he has not smoked in the last five months. This period of sobriety, he said, has helped him have a clear mind, focus on his music and build his brand. Shatta urged the artistes to totally avoid tramadol and other class A drugs, as it will have an adverse effect on them. The dancehall king admonished the artistes to let their focus be solely on the music and make positive choices for their personal and professional growth.

During a meeting with several up-and-coming artists, dancehall legend King Shatta Wale made a shocking disclosure that startled Ghanaians.

Shatta, who is now in Navrongo, talked with various artists in his hotel room about his experiences in the profession.

Among other things, he urged them against using illegal narcotics. He reported that after quitting smoking, his life had improved significantly.

Shatta Wale admitted that, despite his love of marijuana, he hasn’t smoked in the previous five months.

This period of abstinence, he claims, has helped him clear his thoughts, focus on his music, and establish his brand.

Shatta warned the artists to completely avoid tramadol and other class-A narcotics since they would have a negative influence on them.

The dancehall king advised the artists to focus entirely on the music and make great decisions for their personal and professional development.


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Sarkodie supports Guru’s UG SRC presidential run

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"If you want me to come here again, then make Guru the President of the SRC," he said. Guru joins the ranks of celebrities competing for positions at academic institutions. Notably, Samini oversaw the SRC at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and Guru now hopes to do the same at the University of Ghana. Watch the video below.

Rapper Michael Owusu Addo, well known as Sarkodie, has officially backed Guru for President of the University of Ghana Students’ Representative Council (SRC).

On Friday, May 24, at the school’s Pent Hall Week Artiste Night, Sarkodie asked students to vote for Guru.

He claimed that Guru’s leadership will benefit the institution and provide more opportunities for creative persons.

“If you want me to come here again, then make Guru the President of the SRC,” he said.

Guru joins the ranks of celebrities competing for positions at academic institutions.

Notably, Samini oversaw the SRC at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and Guru now hopes to do the same at the University of Ghana.

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