IND!E FUSE 2013: Ko-Jo Cue

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Story by NANA OSEI KWADWO | Photos by MANTSE ARYEEQUAYE

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 in James Town, alternative music lovers keep…

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IND!E FUSE 2013: Meet Meche KORRECT

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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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Nelson Mandela’s death sparks global response

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(CNN) — Word of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s death Thursday sparked an outpouring of responses and personal recollections from around the world. Here are some of them:

African figures

South African President Jacob Zuma

“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. Our thoughts are with the millions of people across the world who embraced Madiba as their own, and who saw his cause as their cause. This is the moment of our deepest sorrow. Our nation has lost its greatest son.”

Mandla Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela

“All that I can do is thank God that I had a grandfather who loved and guided all of us in the family. The best lesson that he taught all of us was the…

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