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Cajon and Hip Hop Music

Hip-Hop in the 20th Century

The late twentieth century decade regularly just alluded to as 'the nineties' checked broad social changes in American history and social culture. One case of important new patterns that occurred in the nineties focuses on the advancement of Hip Hop culture. The historical backdrop of Hip Hop originates from dark network awareness in the United States. Also, Hip Hop culture can be seen as an immediate reaction to the financial issues that generated from that history. The dark network and other generally minimized gatherings diverted discontent from shameful acts into profitable challenge through the rebuilding of social dispositions and openings by methods for melodic articulation.

The late eighties saw the origin of this melodic development, yet the power and substantiation related with Hip Hop music to a great extent created all through the traverse of 90s. When we are on that level, the 90s saw intensely changing patterns in music and culture, to the point where the U.S. encountered the foundation of a veritable 'Hip Hop Nation.' Thusly, in spite of a level of contention over the authenticity of the music as far as verses and once in a while profane implications, Hip Hop all things considered imprints a national development of overwhelming social and social criticalness regarding its capacity to inspire a whole segment of the national network. No doubt cajon’s are not the usual drum sets (for the top modern instruments check out CGuide), but with a little changing these can be effective in producing Hip Hop centric music.

 

Critics of Hip-Hop

Regardless of the national predominance of Hip Hop in the United States, there remains a solid and vocal part of the network who trust that Hip Hop speaks to social subversion, pettiness, animosity, obscenity, irreverence, and little else. One such contention compares the Hip Hop people group to a simple vehicle for opposing social insurgency instead of a believable technique for profitable social stratification. "Individuals from the hip bounce country frame an 'envisioned network' that is constructed less concerning its acknowledgment through state development than on an aggregate test to the agreement rationale of U.S. patriotism" (Decker 54). This contention endeavors to undermine the purposefulness of Hip Hop and its belongings, and along these lines advances the thought that any positive socio-social change was a simple branch of resistance concerning a verifiably tricky subject.

By Biggunz

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05/Aug/2018

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Source: bakusradio.com

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03/May/2016

Spared by the hitmen with principles

One year ago a group of gunmen in Burundi was hired to kill a woman visiting from Australia. But the hit did not go as planned, leaving her with a chance to turn the tables on the man who wanted her dead.

"I felt like somebody who had risen again," says Noela Rukundo.

She was supposed to be dead. The hired killers had been paid. They had even explained how they would dispose of the body.

But now, waiting outside her house for the last of the mourners to leave, she was ready to face down the man who had put out a contract for her murder.

"When I get out of the car, he saw me straight away. He put his hands on his head and said, 'Is it my eyes? Is it a ghost?'"

"Surprise! I'm still alive!" she replied.

Noela's ordeal began five days earlier, and 7,500 miles away in her native Burundi. She had returned to Africa from her home in Melbourne, Australia, to attend her stepmother's funeral.

"I had lost the last person who I call 'mother'," she says. "It was very painful. I was so stressed."

By early evening Noela had retreated to her hotel room. As she lay dozing in the stifling city heat of Bujumbura, her phone rang. It was a call from Australia - from Balenga Kalala, her husband and father to her three youngest children.

"He says he'd been trying to get me for the whole day," Noela says. "I said I was going to bed. He told me, 'To bed? Why are you sleeping so early?'

"I say, 'I'm not feeling happy'. And he asks me, 'How's the weather? Is it very, very hot?' He told me to go outside for fresh air."

Noela took his advice.

"I didn't think anything. I just thought that he cared about me, that he was worried about me."

A wedding photo (Balenga Kalala and Noela Rukundo)

But moments after stepping outside the hotel compound, Noela found herself in danger.

"I opened the gate and I saw a man coming towards me. Then he pointed the gun on me.

"He just told me, 'Don't scream. If you start screaming, I will shoot you. They're going to catch me, but you? You will already be dead.'

"So, I did exactly what he told me."

The gunman motioned Noela towards a waiting car.

"I was sitting between two men. One had a small gun, one had a long gun. And the men say to the driver, 'Pass us a scarf.' Then they cover my face.

"After that, I didn't say anything. They just said to the driver, 'Let's go.'

"I was taken somewhere, 30 to 40 minutes, then I hear the car stop."

Noela was pushed inside a building and tied to a chair.

"One of the kidnappers told his friend, 'Go call the boss.' I can hear doors open but I didn't know if their boss was in a room or if he came from outside.

"They ask me, 'What did you do to this man? Why has this man asked us to kill you?' And then I tell them, 'Which man? Because I don't have any problem with anybody.' They say, 'Your husband!' I say, 'My husband can't kill me, you are lying!' And then they slap me.

"After that the boss says, 'You are very stupid, you are fool. Let me call who has paid us to kill you.'"

The gang's leader made the call.

"We already have her," he triumphantly told his paymaster.

The phone was put on loudspeaker for Noela to hear the reply.

Her husband's voice said: "Kill her."

Just hours earlier, the same voice had consoled her over the death of her stepmother and urged her to take fresh air outside the hotel. Now her husband Balenga Kalala had condemned her to death.

"I heard his voice. I heard him. I felt like my head was going to blow up.

"Then they described for him where they were going to chuck the body."

At that, Noela says she passed out.

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Balenga Kalala had arrived in Australia in 2004 as a refugee, after fleeing a rebel army that had rampaged through his village, killing his wife and young son.

Settling in Melbourne, he soon found steady employment, first in a seafood processing factory and then in a warehouse as a forklift operator.

"He could already speak English," recalls Noela, who also arrived in Australia in 2004. "My social worker was his social worker, and they used him to translate Swahili."

The two fell in love. They set up home in the Kings Park suburb of the city. Noela had five children from a previous relationship and went on to have three more with Kalala.

"I knew he was a violent man," admits Noela. "But I didn't believe he can kill me. I loved this man with all my heart!

"I give him, beautiful and handsome, two boys and one girl. So I don't know why he choose to kill me."


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As the gang's leader ended the call to Kalala, Noela was coming round.

"I said to myself, I was already dead. Nothing I can do can save me.

"But he looks at me and then he says, 'We're not going to kill you. We don't kill women and children.'

"He told me I'd been stupid because my husband paid them the deposit in November. And when I went to Africa it was January. He asked me, 'How stupid can you be, from November, you can't see that something is wrong?'"

He might have been a hit-man with principles, but the gang's leader still took the opportunity to extort more money from Kalala. He called him back and informed him that the fee for the murder had increased. He wanted a further 3,400 Australian dollars (£1,700) to finish the job.

Back at the hotel, Noela's brother was getting worried about her disappearance. He called Kalala in Australia to ask for $545 to pay the police to open an investigation - Kalala feigned concern and duly wired the money.

After two days in captivity, Noela was freed.

"'We give you 80 hours to leave this country,'" Noela says the gang told her. "'Your husband is serious. Maybe we can spare your life, but other people, they're not going to do the same thing. If God helps you, you'll get to Australia.'"

Before leaving Noela by the side of a road, the gang handed her the evidence they hoped would incriminate Kalala - a memory card containing recorded phone conversations of him discussing the murder and receipts for the Western Union money transfers.

We just want you to go back, to tell other stupid women like you what happened," the gang told Noela as they parted. "You must learn something: you people get a chance to go overseas for a better life. But the money you are earning, the money the government gives to you, you use it for killing each other!"

Noela immediately began planning her return to Australia. She called the pastor of her church in Melbourne, Dassano Harruno Nantogmah, and requested his help.

"'It was in the middle of the night. I says, 'It's me, I'm still alive, don't tell anybody.' He says, 'Noela, I don't believe it. Balenga can't kill someone!' And I said, 'Pastor, believe me!'"

Three days later, on the evening of 22 February 2015, Noela was back in Melbourne.

By now, Kalala had informed the community that his wife had died in a tragic accident. He had spent the day hosting a steady stream of well-wishers, many of whom donated money.

"It was around 7.30pm," Noela says. "He was in front of the house. People had been inside mourning with him and he was escorting a group of them into a car."

It was as they drove away that Noela sprang her surprise.

"I was stood just looking at him. He was scared, he didn't believe it. Then he starts walking towards me, slowly, like he was walking on broken glass.

"He kept talking to himself and when he reached me, he touched me on the shoulder. He jumped.

"He did it again. He jumped. Then he said, 'Noela, is it you?'… Then he start screaming, 'I'm sorry for everything.'"

Noela called the police who ordered Kalala off the premises and later obtained a court order against him. Days later, the police instructed Noela to call Kalala. Kalala made a full confession to his wife, captured on tape, begging for her forgiveness and revealing why he had ordered the murder.

"He say he wanted to kill me because he was jealous," says Noela. "He think that I wanted to leave him for another man."

She rejects the accusation.

In a police interview, Kalala denied any involvement in the plot. "The pretence," wrote the judge at his trial in December, "lasted for hours." But when confronted with the recording of his telephone conversation with Noela and the evidence she brought back from Burundi he started to cry.

Kalala was still unable to offer any explanation for his actions, suggesting only that "sometimes [the] devil can come into someone to do something but after they do it, they start thinking, 'Why I did that thing?'"

On 11 December last year, in court in Melbourne, after pleading guilty to incitement to murder, Kalala was sentenced to nine years in prison.

"His voice always comes in the night - 'Kill her, kill her,'" says Noela of the nightmares that now plague her. "Every night, I see what was happening in those two days with the kidnappers."

Ostracised by many in Melbourne's African community, some of whom blame her for Kalala's conviction, Noela sees a difficult future for her and her eight children.

"But I will stand up like a strong woman," she says.

"My situation, my past life? That is gone. I'm starting a new life now."

Source: bbc.com

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05/Feb/2016

Black Scribes by Paul Koomson

Oh, how I wish

The Bible was written by a Black man,

An African or some coloured people

Then they would have been divinely inspired

To be the heralds of the Creator's will,

Our creator's grand plan, His ways,

The divine rules of the ultimate maker

Who has always been

Blacks would have been the scribes

And the Dark Continent the cradle

Of improved Judaism

Or maybe it was modernised

What then would the world's response have been

Could the dark arena have emitted light

To all the universe

Wonder is the response

Perhaps the heathens would have been Israelites

No! Forget not,

That time is too remote

Well, they were god-open but God-remote

Africa knew nothing and could not document

What about the Pharaoh's land?

Leave that one

What if Africa is freed of the double bind

From the rulers of our rulers,

From the monster rulers of the states,

The auto-images of the fiend.

 

The Bible may have been written by Africans.

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11/Dec/2015

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Barcelona lose at home to Real Betis

Barcelona lost a home league match for the first time in two years as the Spanish champions were beaten by Real Betis's expert display at the Nou Camp.

Junior Firpo gave Betis a deserved lead after 20 minutes, before veteran Joaquin made it two before the break.

Lionel Messi scored a penalty in reply but a Marc-Andre ter Stegen error saw Giovani lo Celso add a third for Betis.

Arturo Vidal's tap-in gave Barca hope, but Sergio Canales got the away side's fourth, before a Messi consolation.

Ernesto Valverde's side remain at the top of La Liga, one point ahead of Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Alaves.

The hosts had Ivan Rakitic sent off for a second yellow card with eight minutes left when trailing 3-2 and were powerless to match a determined and clinical Betis side, despite Messi's two goals on his return from a fractured arm suffered three weeks ago.

Barca's previous home league defeat came on 10 September 2016, when they lost 2-1 to Alaves.

Betis had lost on their past eight visits to the Nou Camp and had not won there for more than 20 years.

But they came away with three points that lifts them up to 12th in the table courtesy of an impressive display built on adventurous counter-attacking and smart play in possession.

Quique Setien's side went into this game having scored only eight goals in 11 matches, the lowest return in La Liga.

Here they mustered eight shots on goal to Barca's five and scored from half of those.

Ter Stegen did let a Lo Celso strike slip through his gloves immediately after Messi had scored Barca's first from the penalty spot, which slowed the home side's momentum.

But nothing should be taken away from Betis, who more than deserved this victory which keeps Barca's rivals for the title within touching distance.

Source: bbc.com

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11/Nov/2018

Quata Budukusu Wins ‘Hip Life Artiste of The Year’ – Ghana Music Awards South Africa 2018 (+ Full List of Winners)

Ghanaian Hip Life artiste Quata Budukusu, known in real life as Jacob Nana Kwame Etroo, was adjudged Hip Life Artiste of the Year at the maiden edition of Ghana Music Awards South Africa.

Quata who’s well-known as the originator of tongue twisting in Ghana won the Hip Life category against Yaa Pono, Kwesi Arthur, Kofi Kinaata, Captain Planet, among others.

Apart from Quata Budukusu who won the Hip Life artiste of the year, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Wendy Shay, Kuami Eugene, King Promise and several others had their fair share of the plagues. Below are all the winners of for both Ghana-based and South Africa-based artistes at the just ended Ghana Music Awards South Africa;

Winners of Ghana-based artistes :

1. LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT –
ELDER MIREKU

2. YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS –
CHOIR MASTER

3. BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT EAST AFRICA –
VANESSA EMDEE (TANZANIA)

4. BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT WEST AFRICA –
MEDOSKY

5. BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT SOUTHERN AFRICA –
BABES WODUMO (SOUTH AFRICA)

6. BEST MUSIC JOURNALIST / BLOGGER OF THE YEAR –
NII ATTAKORAH MENSAH

7. BEST DJ OF THE YEAR –
DJ SWITCH

8. GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
JOYCE BLESSING

9. PROMISING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
MACCASIO

10. NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
WENDY SHAY

11. BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR –
REGGIE AND BOLLIE

12. HIP-LIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
QUATA BUDUKUSU

13. BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR –
STRONGMAN BURNER

14. MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR –
ONE CORNER (PATAPAA)

15. HIGH LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
KUAMI EUGENE

16. BEST MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR –
KING PROMISE

17. DANCE HALL ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
SHATTA WALE

18. REGGAE / DANCE HALL SONG OF THE YEAR
EBONY (SPONSOR)

19. BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR –
ARTICLE WAN X PATAPAA (THAT THING)

20. BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR –
MASTER GARZY

21. BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR –
CITIZEN WELKINS

22. ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
STONEBWOY

Winners of South Africa-based artists :

1. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
AKU MERCY

2. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST HI-LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
POLAMO

3. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
9PM  –

4. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR –
DRUMPIPO

5. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR
FINAL SOLUTION – DO LIKE I DO

6. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED HIP-LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
FINAL SOLUTION

7. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR –
DJ SHADOW

8. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR –
POLAMO X DJ MAPHORISA X DJ BUCKS (SOMTHING ABT U)

9. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST CULTURAL AND LIVE BAND GROUP OF THE YEAR –
SANKOFA BAND

10. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
DRUMPIPO

11. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR –
C-TEA

12. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
POLAMO

Source: https://www.ghbase.com

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12/Nov/2018

Quata Budukusu’s ‘Quantum L.P’ Selected For 2019 Grammy ‘World Best Music Album’ Consideration

Somewhere in the year 2017, the originator of Ghana’s tongue twisting, Quata Budukusu broke world record with a 13-track album featured on a single riddim christened “Quantum Riddim”. The Reggae project embarked by the rapper was distributed worldwide on all digital platforms by VPAL Music, distribution wing for VP Records label. His album “Quantum Riddim” was consideration for 2018 Grammy Awards nomination for the “Best Reggae Album” category

Without falling prey to complacency which is depicted in African’s attitude after achieving feat, Ghana’s tongue twister dropped another chart topping album titled, “Quantum L.P” which is a continuation of ‘The Quantum Legacy‘ project by the musician in question.

Fast forward, ‘Quantum L.P’ by Quata Budukusu of Bakus Entertainment fame has been selected for consideration for 2019 Grammy Awards for the “World Best Music Album” category, ghbase.com can categorically state.

Quata Budukusu for Grammy “World Best Album” Considerationsn
However, it will interest you to know that consideration is the first step of attaining a Grammy. The second step is for the Academy to vote and narrow down the list to a nomination list. The final step is for Academy members to vote for award recipients.

For the purpose of clarity, the Grammy award for “World Best Music Album” is an honor presented to recording artists for quality albums in the world music genre at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.

Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to “honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position”.

On this note, all that we say is congratulations to Jacob Etroo, but professionally known as Quata Budukusu on this feat. As a reminder, you can listen to all the 17 tracks on the Quantum L.P by clicking Here.

Source: https://www.ghbase.com/

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11/Nov/2018

Super Cup: Atletico beat Read Madrid

Real Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane with defeat in the first ever Uefa Super Cup derby as Atletico Madrid scored twice in extra time.

Two excellent late goals from Koke and Saul sealed victory for Atletico after the game ended 2-2 in normal time.

It was Real's first match since Ronaldo signed for Juventus for £99m in the summer and Zidane was replaced as manager by former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui.

Koke's smart finish and Saul's sensational 16-yard volley in extra time helped Europa League holders Atletico win their third Super Cup in as many appearances.

Diego Costa also scored twice in normal time, thumping in the opener after 49 seconds and tapping in another after the interval.

Gareth Bale had set up Karim Benzema with a header at the back post for Real's first and captain Sergio Ramos slotted home a penalty for a 2-1 lead after Juanfran was penalised for handball.

Full-back Marcelo squandered an excellent chance to score the winner for Real with an overhead kick in the final seconds of normal time as back-to-back Champions League winners Real were looking to become the first side to win three Super Cups in successive seasons.

It was the fourth time in the past five years that the Super Cup was contested by two Spanish sides - but the first with both teams from the same city.

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While Real Madrid are adjusting to life without Ronaldo, it was Atletico who provided the late heroics familiarly associated with their recently departed striker.

The club's failure to sign a direct replacement as of yet will remain a concern for fans following this defeat but there was still plenty of encouragement in Real's remaining attacking options.

Marco Asensio and Bale are two players who will hope to benefit from Ronaldo's exit and both started on opposite flanks, often switching and cutting inside to link-up with Benzema.

Bale's pace and pinpoint cross from the right teed up Benzema's equalising goal and the Welshman's fizzing strike had Jan Oblak scrambling in the first half.

Asensio came close to scoring too when his audacious flick was superbly parried by the Slovenian keeper before a bending effort bounced wide of the right post.

And Benzema seemed to embrace taking a lead role in the centre of attack - his goal capping off a strong performance.

Leaky at the back - the best of the stats

  • Atletico Madrid are the first Europa League winners to go on to win the Uefa Super Cup since they did so against Chelsea in 2012.
  • Real Madrid conceded four or more goals in a game for the first time since November 2015 against Barcelona in La Liga under Rafael Benitez - never doing so under Zidane.
  • Lopetegui is the first Real Madrid manager to concede four or more goals in his first competitive game in charge since Michael Keeping against Celta Vigo in February 1948.
  • Costa's opening goal for Atletico Madrid in the first minute of play is the fastest goal ever to be scored in the UEFA Super Cup (0:49).
  • He scored his first brace in club competition since returning to Atletico Madrid, last doing so for Chelsea against Southampton in the Premier League in April 2017.
  • Real Madrid's Benzema scored against Atletico Madrid for the first time since October 2015 in a La Liga match - he had gone eight games without finding the net against them.
  • Ramos has now scored five goals against Atletico Madrid - only against Sevilla (six) has he scored more for Real Madrid. All five goals were scored in cup competitions.

Source: bbc.com

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16/Aug/2018

Cajon and Hip Hop Music

Hip-Hop in the 20th Century

The late twentieth century decade regularly just alluded to as 'the nineties' checked broad social changes in American history and social culture. One case of important new patterns that occurred in the nineties focuses on the advancement of Hip Hop culture. The historical backdrop of Hip Hop originates from dark network awareness in the United States. Also, Hip Hop culture can be seen as an immediate reaction to the financial issues that generated from that history. The dark network and other generally minimized gatherings diverted discontent from shameful acts into profitable challenge through the rebuilding of social dispositions and openings by methods for melodic articulation.

The late eighties saw the origin of this melodic development, yet the power and substantiation related with Hip Hop music to a great extent created all through the traverse of 90s. When we are on that level, the 90s saw intensely changing patterns in music and culture, to the point where the U.S. encountered the foundation of a veritable 'Hip Hop Nation.' Thusly, in spite of a level of contention over the authenticity of the music as far as verses and once in a while profane implications, Hip Hop all things considered imprints a national development of overwhelming social and social criticalness regarding its capacity to inspire a whole segment of the national network. No doubt cajon’s are not the usual drum sets (for the top modern instruments check out CGuide), but with a little changing these can be effective in producing Hip Hop centric music.

 

Critics of Hip-Hop

Regardless of the national predominance of Hip Hop in the United States, there remains a solid and vocal part of the network who trust that Hip Hop speaks to social subversion, pettiness, animosity, obscenity, irreverence, and little else. One such contention compares the Hip Hop people group to a simple vehicle for opposing social insurgency instead of a believable technique for profitable social stratification. "Individuals from the hip bounce country frame an 'envisioned network' that is constructed less concerning its acknowledgment through state development than on an aggregate test to the agreement rationale of U.S. patriotism" (Decker 54). This contention endeavors to undermine the purposefulness of Hip Hop and its belongings, and along these lines advances the thought that any positive socio-social change was a simple branch of resistance concerning a verifiably tricky subject.

By Biggunz

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05/Aug/2018

Quata Budukusu out with Rotation Video

Quata Budukusu just released the visuals for Rotation, the fourth video, from his recent album, Quantum L.P. No-Faces from Sweden produced the song with the video shot and directed in South Africa by Director Cube from by KaCube Creatives - South Africa. Watch the video and do not forget to share with friends and family.

Quata Budukusu – Rotation Lyrics

Verse:

Back up the whine make da thing go. Dirty whine back it up slow. Girl cock it up a private show, like she gat no back-bone way the thing roll. Selector buzz a blank and reload. Strobe light lit up like rainbow. She mashup the club with her style nuh. Wizkid tell dem again Shebi final. Dashiki style love it Afro. African queen She bi bad o. Things u dey do blow ma mind o. A shorti back it up again nuh.             

 

2x hook 1: Ah ah aaa aaah baby broke it up. Girl I like what u doing, baby broke it up.                 

2x hook 2: Roll up di booty in nuh rotation, bubble it bubble it tushi vibration. Cock it up baby slow motion, mi nuh da style that needs standing ovation.        

 

Rap 1: 

That booty needs a standing ovation. Way u set it off in motion. Perfect synchronization. Ass clap bubble in unism. Lap dance trigger that orgasm. Bad chick face so innocent. Ma tropical Queen, so elegant, she dey turn me on for the action.       

2xhook 1. Ah ah aaah aaah baby broke it up. Girl I like what u doing, baby broke it up.       

2xhook 2. Roll up da booty in nuh rotation. Bubble it bubble it tushi vibration. Cock it up baby slow motion, mi nuh da style that needs standing ovation.                                          

 

Rap 2:

Huh! Ma Nubian Queen. Perfect bliss, she mushes up da scene. Airtin cries when she dirty whining. Attitude girl boss chick things when she rolls up she roll up with style. One of a kind, one in a million girl, when she talks she dey back it with swag. What u talking about, huh, bad girls gone wild.                                           

4xhook 2. Roll up the booty in nuh rotation. Bubble it bubble it tushi vibration. Cock it up baby slow motion, mi nuh that style that needs standing ovation.

 

Source: Bakus Radio, USA

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15/Jun/2018

Obengfo hospital CEO faces murder charges

Director of the Advanced BodySculpt Centre, Obengfo Hospital, Dr Dominic Obeng-Andoh has been charged with murder by the district court. Together with his janitor, who has also been charged with impersonation, the duo has been remanded in police custody to assist with investigations into the death of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP), Stacy Offei-Darko.

Detective Chief Inspector Simeon Appiosornu told the court that they are still investigating, and, if granted bail, the duo would interfere with investigations.

Lawyer for the accused persons, Jonathan Dzaisu told the court, presided over by Afua Sackey that the facts presented by the prosecution do not support the charges levelled against his clients.

He prayed the court to grant his clients bail as the first accused person is a qualified medical doctor and a hard-working man who takes care of many Ghanaians.

The lawyer said his client has not been feeling well since his arrest and pleaded with the court to order the prosecution to afford the 1st accused person access to medical health. The court, however, adjourned the case to June 12.

Meanwhile, Nana Akosua Animah, mother of the 37-year-old deputy CEO, told the media in various interviews that her daughter died at the Obengfo Hospital under mysterious circumstances and was put in the morgue without the knowledge nor consent of any family member.

The mother said she only got informed of her daughter’s death three days after her passing.

She said she felt suspicious about the turn of events and reported Dr Obeng-Andoh to the police.

In the meantime, the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is performing a postmortem on Ms Offei Darko’s body to ascertain the cause of her death, adding that “even a chicken won’t be treated like she was”.

Dr Obeng-Andoh has had several brushes with the law in the past. In 2017, his facility was shut down by the Medical and Dental Council for operating without a licence.

In 2016, Dr Obeng-Andoh was arrested for operating illegally following numerous complaints received from his patients.

Source: www.ghanacrusader.com

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29/May/2018

Anas fires back at Kennedy Agyapong

Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has affirmed that his team still remains focused and ready to premiere the undercover work he did with the BBC, on the Ghana Football Association (GFA), titled ‘Number 12’ which uncovered some fraud and corruption.

Excerpts of the investigations have been shown to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his deputy, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

Accordingly, GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi and Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, Anthony Karbo, whose names popped up in the investigations, have reported to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service to assist with investigations.

However, Anas’ ways of conducting the investigations have been questioned by Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong. According to Mr Agyapong, Anas entrapped the people captured in his documentaries, a situation he believes should not be countenanced.

Speaking about Anas’ modus operandi on Badwam on Accra-based Adom TV on Tuesday, 29 May 2018, Mr Agyapong described Anas as a corrupt journalist who sets up people with the aim to destroy their reputation. He, therefore, called on President Akufo-Addo to reinstate all the judges who were fired or interdicted or are being prosecuted for corruption after being caught on camera by Anas, allegedly taking bribes to warp justice, since, according to him, they were all set up by the journalist.

“I call on President Akufo-Addo to reinstate all the judges because the guy [Anas] enticed them. He used two boys, Ahmed and Rahman, to set the judges up. If you set people up, it is not investigative journalism … and I’ll prove to the whole Ghana that the boy is so corrupt and wicked, evil from the things he has done, bringing institutions that have been built over the years, down for him to be rich.”

“From what I’ve seen and what I know, I’m going to show the pictures… Anas is a thief because if he can set people up in Dubai, take their money and buy tablets, ship them to Ghana and refuse to pay taxes on them, for the wife to sell, you think we are stupid in this country?” he quizzed. But Anas tweeted minutes after Mr Agypong’s comments that: “#Number12 we are focused.”

Source: www.ghanacrusader.com

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29/May/2018

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12/Nov/2018

Quata Budukusu Wins ‘Hip Life Artiste of The Year’ – Ghana Music Awards South Africa 2018 (+ Full List of Winners)

Ghanaian Hip Life artiste Quata Budukusu, known in real life as Jacob Nana Kwame Etroo, was adjudged Hip Life Artiste of the Year at the maiden edition of Ghana Music Awards South Africa.

Quata who’s well-known as the originator of tongue twisting in Ghana won the Hip Life category against Yaa Pono, Kwesi Arthur, Kofi Kinaata, Captain Planet, among others.

Apart from Quata Budukusu who won the Hip Life artiste of the year, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Wendy Shay, Kuami Eugene, King Promise and several others had their fair share of the plagues. Below are all the winners of for both Ghana-based and South Africa-based artistes at the just ended Ghana Music Awards South Africa;

Winners of Ghana-based artistes :

1. LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT –
ELDER MIREKU

2. YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS –
CHOIR MASTER

3. BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT EAST AFRICA –
VANESSA EMDEE (TANZANIA)

4. BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT WEST AFRICA –
MEDOSKY

5. BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT SOUTHERN AFRICA –
BABES WODUMO (SOUTH AFRICA)

6. BEST MUSIC JOURNALIST / BLOGGER OF THE YEAR –
NII ATTAKORAH MENSAH

7. BEST DJ OF THE YEAR –
DJ SWITCH

8. GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
JOYCE BLESSING

9. PROMISING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
MACCASIO

10. NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
WENDY SHAY

11. BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR –
REGGIE AND BOLLIE

12. HIP-LIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
QUATA BUDUKUSU

13. BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR –
STRONGMAN BURNER

14. MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR –
ONE CORNER (PATAPAA)

15. HIGH LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
KUAMI EUGENE

16. BEST MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR –
KING PROMISE

17. DANCE HALL ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
SHATTA WALE

18. REGGAE / DANCE HALL SONG OF THE YEAR
EBONY (SPONSOR)

19. BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR –
ARTICLE WAN X PATAPAA (THAT THING)

20. BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR –
MASTER GARZY

21. BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR –
CITIZEN WELKINS

22. ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
STONEBWOY

Winners of South Africa-based artists :

1. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
AKU MERCY

2. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST HI-LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
POLAMO

3. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
9PM  –

4. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR –
DRUMPIPO

5. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR
FINAL SOLUTION – DO LIKE I DO

6. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED HIP-LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
FINAL SOLUTION

7. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR –
DJ SHADOW

8. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR –
POLAMO X DJ MAPHORISA X DJ BUCKS (SOMTHING ABT U)

9. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST CULTURAL AND LIVE BAND GROUP OF THE YEAR –
SANKOFA BAND

10. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR –
DRUMPIPO

11. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR –
C-TEA

12. SOUTH AFRICAN BASED ARTIST OF THE YEAR –
POLAMO

Source: https://www.ghbase.com

11/Nov/2018

Quata Budukusu’s ‘Quantum L.P’ Selected For 2019 Grammy ‘World Best Music Album’ Consideration

Somewhere in the year 2017, the originator of Ghana’s tongue twisting, Quata Budukusu broke world record with a 13-track album featured on a single riddim christened “Quantum Riddim”. The Reggae project embarked by the rapper was distributed worldwide on all digital platforms by VPAL Music, distribution wing for VP Records label. His album “Quantum Riddim” was consideration for 2018 Grammy Awards nomination for the “Best Reggae Album” category

Without falling prey to complacency which is depicted in African’s attitude after achieving feat, Ghana’s tongue twister dropped another chart topping album titled, “Quantum L.P” which is a continuation of ‘The Quantum Legacy‘ project by the musician in question.

Fast forward, ‘Quantum L.P’ by Quata Budukusu of Bakus Entertainment fame has been selected for consideration for 2019 Grammy Awards for the “World Best Music Album” category, ghbase.com can categorically state.

Quata Budukusu for Grammy “World Best Album” Considerationsn
However, it will interest you to know that consideration is the first step of attaining a Grammy. The second step is for the Academy to vote and narrow down the list to a nomination list. The final step is for Academy members to vote for award recipients.

For the purpose of clarity, the Grammy award for “World Best Music Album” is an honor presented to recording artists for quality albums in the world music genre at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.

Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to “honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position”.

On this note, all that we say is congratulations to Jacob Etroo, but professionally known as Quata Budukusu on this feat. As a reminder, you can listen to all the 17 tracks on the Quantum L.P by clicking Here.

Source: https://www.ghbase.com/

15/Jun/2018

Quata Budukusu out with Rotation Video

Quata Budukusu just released the visuals for Rotation, the fourth video, from his recent album, Quantum L.P. No-Faces from Sweden produced the song with the video shot and directed in South Africa by Director Cube from by KaCube Creatives - South Africa. Watch the video and do not forget to share with friends and family.

Quata Budukusu – Rotation Lyrics

Verse:

Back up the whine make da thing go. Dirty whine back it up slow. Girl cock it up a private show, like she gat no back-bone way the thing roll. Selector buzz a blank and reload. Strobe light lit up like rainbow. She mashup the club with her style nuh. Wizkid tell dem again Shebi final. Dashiki style love it Afro. African queen She bi bad o. Things u dey do blow ma mind o. A shorti back it up again nuh.             

 

2x hook 1: Ah ah aaa aaah baby broke it up. Girl I like what u doing, baby broke it up.                 

2x hook 2: Roll up di booty in nuh rotation, bubble it bubble it tushi vibration. Cock it up baby slow motion, mi nuh da style that needs standing ovation.        

 

Rap 1: 

That booty needs a standing ovation. Way u set it off in motion. Perfect synchronization. Ass clap bubble in unism. Lap dance trigger that orgasm. Bad chick face so innocent. Ma tropical Queen, so elegant, she dey turn me on for the action.       

2xhook 1. Ah ah aaah aaah baby broke it up. Girl I like what u doing, baby broke it up.       

2xhook 2. Roll up da booty in nuh rotation. Bubble it bubble it tushi vibration. Cock it up baby slow motion, mi nuh da style that needs standing ovation.                                          

 

Rap 2:

Huh! Ma Nubian Queen. Perfect bliss, she mushes up da scene. Airtin cries when she dirty whining. Attitude girl boss chick things when she rolls up she roll up with style. One of a kind, one in a million girl, when she talks she dey back it with swag. What u talking about, huh, bad girls gone wild.                                           

4xhook 2. Roll up the booty in nuh rotation. Bubble it bubble it tushi vibration. Cock it up baby slow motion, mi nuh that style that needs standing ovation.

 

Source: Bakus Radio, USA

26/Apr/2018

Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault in retrial

US comedian Bill Cosby has been found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, each of which carries a potential 10 years in prison.

The actor, 80, has been on trial for drugging and assaulting ex-basketball player Andrea Constand in 2004.

Cosby, the first major black actor on primetime TV, will remain out of jail until he is sentenced, the judge ruled.

He unleashed an expletive-filled rant after the verdict, as prosecutors argued he should be denied bail.

The prosecutor argued that he should be held because he is "somebody who has unlimited wealth" and could flee on a private plane.

"He doesn't have a plane," Cosby then erupted, adding a vulgarity which he directed at the prosecutor.

"I feel like my faith in humanity is restored," Cosby accuser Lili Bernard said outside the courthouse.

"We are so happy that finally we can say, women are believed, and not only on #MeToo, but in a court of law," lawyer Gloria Allred said.

It was the second time the actor had stood trial for the allegations, after an earlier jury failed to reach a verdict in June 2017.

At the start of the retrial in Pennsylvania it was revealed that Cosby had paid Ms Constand almost $3.4m (£2.4m) in a civil settlement in 2006.

Cosby is best known for starring in the 1980s TV series The Cosby Show.

Around 60 women over five decades have publicly accused the Emmy award-winning actor of being a sexual predator. But statute of limitation laws mean that only one charge has been brought to trial.

Some of his accusers were present in court, and cried as the guilty verdict was returned.

Cosby's lawyer Tom Mesereau insisted "the fight is not over", adding that he believes Cosby is innocent and that he plans to file an appeal.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, who brought the charges against Cosby, held a press conference after the verdict.

"Money and power or who you are will not stop us from a criminal investigation and prosecuting a case," Mr Steele said, as Ms Constand stood beside him.

When the attack took place, Ms Constand was working as director of operations for the women's basketball team at Temple University, Philadelphia.

She told the court she had gone to the home of her then friend Cosby, to discuss her resignation.

She said he had given her three blue pills to "help take the edge off," which she believed to be a natural remedy.

Minutes later, she was suffering double vision and quickly lost consciousness.

She awoke to find Cosby groping her breasts and penetrating her, she said, adding that the drugs made her physically unable to fight back.

Ms Constand reported the attack, but the district attorney refused to press charges. The case was reopened in 2015.

Analysis: A ruling that's a sign of our times

Nada Tawfik, BBC News, Norristown, Pennsylvania

This verdict is being celebrated as a major win for the #MeToo movement. It shows that the shift in our society and culture from doubting to believing victims is also affecting the justice system. Bill Cosby's lawyers anticipated this and took direct aim at the movement during the trial, telling the jury "mob rule is not due process." But ultimately, the jury sided with Andrea Constand and set aside the 80-year-old comedian's wholesome image as American's favourite dad.

At one time, there was no star bigger than Bill Cosby. He was the most watched man on television, a role model for minorities trying to break into Hollywood. And despite years of allegations, he seemed untouchable. That has now all changed, and there is no doubt that this verdict will have far-reaching consequences.

Judge Steven O'Neill allowed five of Cosby's other accusers to serve as "prior bad acts" witnesses during the trial, as the prosecution sought to establish a pattern of misconduct.

Heidi Thomas told the court that the comedian served her spiked wine that made her drowsy for four days in 1984.

Former US model Janice Dickinson was among those who testified, alleging that Cosby drugged and raped her at a hotel in 1982, when she was 27 years old.

"I wanted to hit him, wanted to punch him in the face," Ms Dickinson, 63, told the courtroom in Norristown, Pennsylvania. "I felt anger, was humiliated, disgusted, ashamed."

The former reality television star testified Mr Cosby offered her a blue pill that he said would help with discomfort from menstrual cramps.

"He smelled like cigars and espresso and his body odour," she said. "I couldn't move, I felt like I was rendered motionless.

"Here was America's dad on top of me, happily married man with five children and how very, very wrong it was," she said.

The case against Cosby was one of the first celebrity assault trials conducted in the light of the #MeToo movement, which has raised awareness of alleged sexual misconduct by a number of powerful media figures.

Source: bbc.com

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