BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR FILMS IN JAMES TOWN

Originally posted on ACCRA [dot] ALT Radio:

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Filming “Make You No Forget” with Blitz in James Town- AkumaDje – photo Mantse Aryeequaye
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Blitz rehearsing his act before the cameras roll inside the Chale Wote mural station- old Kingsway building, Ussher Town Accra. Photo- Mantse Aryeequaye

Blitz the Ambassador was in Accra to set off his world tour for his third studio album #AfropolitanDreams. During the trip, Blitz took time to scout locations and talent for his next film project #BUKOM. Bukom is located in James Town Accra, plus it the boxing capital of Africa, having produced world champs like Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, Joshua Clottey amongst many. Blitz also shot a music video with ACCRA DOT ALT for his song “Make You No Forget” which features Seun Kuti. Here are some photos from the first day of the shoot, more coming.

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IND!E FUSE 2013: Ko-Jo Cue

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a guy to watchout for.kojocue

Originally posted on ACCRA [dot] ALT Radio:

Story by NANA OSEI KWADWO | Photos by MANTSE ARYEEQUAYE

It's certified. Ko-Jo Cue is a star.
It’s certified. Ko-Jo Cue is a star.

In the early days of 2013, Kojo Amankwah a.k.a Ko-Jo Cue a.k.a Punch Line King (PLK) had Ghanaians jamming to conscious hip-hop songs from his seventh mixtape, Before We Shine 2 (BWS2). Ko-Jo Cue entered the Ghanaian music scene with a mentality to convert conservative music lovers making the country skip to his lou and jump to something new. With BWS2, Ko-Jo Cue achieved just that.

They don’t call him the Kumasi King for nothing, either. Months after releasing BWS2, we still hear boomboxes and wireless radios blaring his sounds.

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His fellow rappers – after listening to his mixtapes – christened Ko-Jo Cue the “Punch Line King” (PLK).

This music dopeness has earned the MC a spot on the Ind!e Fuse 2013 stage. After his energetic performance at this year’s Chale Wote Street Art Festival…

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IND!E FUSE 2013: Meet Meche KORRECT

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it’s on going

Originally posted on ACCRA [dot] ALT Radio:

Meche Korrect strikes a pose in Accra central
Meche Korrect strikes a pose in Accra central

We are so excited to introduce you aliens to MECHE KORRECT. This golden girl comes with rambunctious verve, sick pipes and personality for days. The singer + songwriter hails from the U.S. capital city of Washington, DC. And her sound is infectious. If you’re lucky to see her perform live, you will immediately fall for her quick wit, improv style and funky flow.

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Obama Mourns Death of Icon Nelson Mandela

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of the anti-apartheid icon with whom he shares the distinction of being his nation’s first black president.

“He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages,” Obama said in a somber appearance at the White House.

“I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life,” he continued. “And like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set.”

Mandela died earlier Thursday at 95. He had spent much of the year in and out of the hospital, and his illness prevented a meeting with Obama when the U.S. president visited South Africa this summer.

Still, the former South African president’s legacy influenced nearly every aspect of Obama’s trip. Obama, along with wife…

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Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon, dies aged 95

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By Aislinn Laing, Southern Africa Correspondent

1:48AM GMT 06 Dec 2013 Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and anti-apartheid hero,   dies

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Nelson Mandela, the global statesman who delivered South Africa from the dark   days of apartheid, has died aged 95. Mr Mandela   had suffered from a series of lung infections over the past two years and   died at home in the company of his family. The news of his passing was made in a statement made by South African   President Jacob Zuma which was broadcast on national TV. “Our nation has lost its greatest son,” said Mr Zuma, who praised   the Mandela family for sacrificing so much “so that our people could be   free”.

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“Our thoughts are with the South African people who today mourn the loss   of the one person who more than any other came to embody their sense of a   common nation,” he said…

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