Listening to radio has been one of my hobbies beginning from when I was a teenager; I found it was a source of information by way of news, announcements, e.t.c and also a source where I first got to hear good music. Being a lover of music and entertainment, I stuck mostly to radio stations with the entertainment style format of programming as well as familiarizing myself with the names of my favorite on-air presenters. I have always wondered how everything was set up in the radio station and how the quality sound delivery finally got to the listener like myself and each time I listened, I wished to be an on-air presenter, not forgetting there were skills and training involved……. My first attempt to enroll at a radio school in 2014 wasn’t successful as I didn’t have enough finances to carry me through after making the enquiries, so I moved on with life but still had that zeal to pursue a radio career, three years later in 2017, now well prepared I enrolled in the same school I wasn’t having the capability to attend back in 2014, which is (Rabodef Radio Academy, located here in Accra, Ghana) which I consider the best for every aspiring radio personality, I did a three months extensive course and finally graduated with the level of skills I needed to begin my radio journey, although an internship with radio stations was required of all students so they gain experience, mine was different because of certain personal reasons so I could not have my internship done but I still listened a great deal to a few favorite radio stations, it was during this time I also began my blog and made friends with different on-air radio presenters one of them being Benjamin Akakpo of Classfm 91.3, Brother Ben as I call him, is the host of the award winning program “Author’s Haven” where literary works of great men and women are reviewed, I am a great fan of his and also a member of most of his interactive social media platforms. One day I received a call from Benjamin asking if I would love to be a guest on his show to review one of the books for that week, although I had to check my schedule to confirm if I would make it there that day or not, I couldn’t contain my joy and I quickly cancelled any appointment that may have come up on the program day and called Benjamin back that I would make it, the book to be read was “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum and I had less than a week to finish it LOL.
The D-day came and I was well prepared, I had informed my friends and family members to tune in and listen, also I had not forgotten the training received from radio school regarding speaking and composure during an on-air program….. I was nervous and I knew it was normal to be, because it was a first time for me but I also gathered courage at the same time, I was supposed to be joined by another guest but he couldn’t make it so I was the only one present as a guest. The show started and the first few minutes of my responses to Benjamin’s questions was tense LOL, but as the show went on it all disappeared and thankfully the show went on smoothly, I couldn’t believe it, (ME) speaking on air to a great number of people through the radio. I felt fulfilled…… This blog of mine now is a part of my plan in preparing myself for something great for listeners when I get a chance to host my own show. The Author’s Haven show comes up every Sunday at 7:00 pm on Class 91.3 FM and online http://www.classfmonline.com
My sincere gratitude goes to Benjamin Akakpo to have given me this first radio platform and experience. Thank You Bro……
Watch the entire show below:
Subsequent to every good music a video is required, Afrikaan, the talented musician from Sierra Leone following in this order has released the music video for “SEXY”.
The video which was shot in parts of Accra, Ghana, using camera’s and equipments of quality expertise was carried out by Flames, C.E.O. of Maj 1V records, and his team, with support from friends of Afrikaan on set as well. The video was first aired on The Swift Show with Betty Fosu and Saka DJ on Pan African TV.
Click to watch, share and don’t forget to subscribe to Afrikaan’s channel:
The African Gold as she is referred to, Elivava’s first appearance on cordovogh.com was when I wrote an article to promote her work as a musician, today we celebrate her attainment as a Global Goodwill Ambassador by Richard DiPilla, in recognition of her efforts as a Peace Ambassador / Singer / Performer / Women’s Empowerment and Philanthropist.
The GLOBAL GOODWILL AMBASSADOR (GGA) is an initiative founded by Richard DiPilla, an inspiring entrepreneur and impressive marketing specialist using the social media forum LinkedIn, to recognize people from every nation, race, color and socio-economic caste; who do goodwill towards others and the only thing the GGA looks at is the volunteering, charitable or humanitarian works of any individual. They exercise no bias, not commercialized in any way and free of hatred. They only have one commodity, that of Goodwill.
Other Global Goodwill Ambassadors include: Hans-Jurgen John, Corilynn Bailey, Ferron Gray, Brock Harrington, Rana Nazir e.t.c among other notable men and women worldwide….
Congratulations Elivava, may you keep soaring to greater heights and put Ghana on the Map.
Get in touch at www.elivava.com
DCT Beats, an illustrious musician and sound engineer from Oyo State, Western Nigeria drops his first single titled GRACE which talks about his past love relationship with an Ex, and how he can’t let those sweet thoughts go from his mind. Listen, download and share below:
Team #FOG, winners of Best performing Group and Best Musical Group, all in Nasarawa State of Nigeria is a Hip Hop group consisting of brothers JayDanito, Suspi and IQ Billa Bangz working hard to prove their worth and also giving strong competition to fellow musicians in nearby cities like Abuja, Jos, Minna, Kaduna and hoping to get their music heard all over the world.
Today we focus on IQ Billa Bangz, who at a point has switched his style from rap to afro sounds, in his words “ it seems singing found me, I found myself”. Born Hamidu Shuaibu in Benin city, Edo state Nigeria, IQ Billa Bangz began his music journey at the age of 12, and made sure it has been a part of him right through school from Winner’s foundation school Benin city, Government secondary school Lugbe Abuja and in 2013/14, Nasarawa state Polytechnic Lafia during which he met his current group team #FOG and same time went professional with the music talent.
IQ Billa Bangz has couple of songs with his group and his own personal singles as well… they include:
- Lafia City
- My Money ft Suspi & JayDanito
- . She need a Man
and his current singles “FOR YOU” & “ONLY YOU” which is making waves and getting air play on various radio stations both in Nigeria and other African countries.
Below are two of his tracks FOR YOU and Lafia City
To mark his birthday which is today the 22nd of December and celebrate it with his fans, Dirty Psycho Entertainment headliner Dj YoGa collaborates with Reed Drago of Wild Monki records to drop this tune titled “Rumor”.
Kindly listen, download and share below:
The King of African Trap (AfroTrap) Music DJ YoGa has unleased unto his Catalog a new single which features Cameroonian Rapper StiinG Jula.
The song is titled “Lessons Over Lessons”,a message to the youth on the moral lessons of life and the need to ignore selfishness, Jealousy, Hate in everyday life instead focus on developing their talents and encouraging team work amongst the youth to achieve their dreams.
STiinG JuLa is a 22 years old hiphop artist with cameroonian origins who’s romance with music really started around 16, being part of a rap collective back in his high school days, has to date released an EP and a couple of singles, growing up mostly influenced by the occidental music, has been introduced to Afrotrap by DJ Yoga upon settling in Ghana and is gearing up to release multiple series of EP’s this upcoming year, with the intention of blending the the different flows from the different musical atmospheres he has assimilated growing up in the game.
DJ YoGa is currently Working on his debut Album which will be released Next Year Meanwhile he will continue to release singles for the youth and music lovers across the country and the Globe at Large.
The Song is produced by DJ Yoga and Mixed & Mastered by Ivan Beatz, a fastest rising music producer in Accra with a lot world standard productions to his credit
Listen to DJ YoGa & STiinG JuLa – Lessons Over Lessons on Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/djyogagh/dj-yoga-stiing-jula-lessons-over-lessons-prod-dj-yogamixed-ivanbeatz
Listen to DJ YoGa & STiinG JuLa – Lessons Over Lessons below:
Facebook: DJYoGa Ghana
Elivava, the “African Gold”, is a Ghanaian Afro Pop, Afro Jazz singer, song writer, performer and choreographer and I admire her a lot hence this article. My first encounter with Elivava was on Linked In where I added her as a contact and later saw a couple of her artistic posts that drew my attention, went ahead to read briefly about her and finally wrote to her where she responded and approved for me to write this article on her 😊. I’ve grown to become a big fan of hers…
Born Tina Mensah, Elivava hails from New Baika in the Buem District of the Volta Region of Ghana and has numerous songs to her credit, has performed on several platforms home and abroad as well…….
My research tells me Elivava’s upcoming album “I live 4Ever” set to be released soon had all except 2 songs, written/composed by herself and has tracks like:
- Goodbye but not forgotten
- Yiko (Sorry)
- Bumi ….(written by Melody)
- Kobla, e.t.c
There are quite other songs on the album, so far the above listed tracks I’ve listened to and trust me anyone who knows and appreciate music will conclude they are great and inspiring songs.
This proud daughter of Ghana is not just into singing and dancing, but is a strong advocate of women empowerment and is founder of the Elivava Women Empowerment Homecoming Project/Initiative (E.W.E.H.P.I) which aims at getting women to understand that with faith, a little bit of hard work and focus can lead to a better life.
For more information, check out her personal website http://www.elivava.com