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12 Facts About Merqury Quaye You Probably Didn’t Know

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what seems like forever. At this point, it feels like Merqury is a celebrity we know really well, even if he doesn’t know us at all.

Let’s take a look at some known and secret facts about the radio god, Merqury Quaye:

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1. At age 16, genius Merqury converted his father’s sound system into a virtual radio broadcast system, using a domestic AV sender to transmit radio signals from his room to his friends in his neighborhood.

2. In 2007, he became the first indigenous presenter to host a music chart show on national television with the ‘Sound City Top 10’, which aired on GTV from 2007 to 2009.

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3. In 2008, he formally began his journey into radio broadcasting when he became the host of Highway 102 – the drive time, late afternoon show of Choice 102.3FM to wide acclaim. Following his successful stint at Choice FM, he went on to host the late afternoon drive at Atlantis Radio 87.9FM and following which he moved to Hitz 103.9FM, a position he holds to date.

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4. Known as Ghana’s Finest Hypeman, he has performed on same stage with the likes of Jamaican superstar Shaggy, New York rappers Fat Joe and Nas, Nigeria’s D’Banj, 2 Face and P-Square, Davido, Ladipoe, Joe Boy, among others.

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5. In 2021, Merqury Quaye hosted the first edition of Wildaland Festival, held at Shai Hills in Ghana. The event featured top artistes including Davido, Sarkodie, Ladipoe and Joe Boy.

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6. In 2012, instituted the first and only national award scheme for DJs; the Ghana DJ Awards – which awards over 35 outstanding DJs annually.

7. In 2017, Merqury led a campaign called ‘Pay the DJ’; a movement demanding fair and equitable remuneration for DJs.

8. He created the Ghana DJ Clinic, with the express purpose of empowering DJs be offering capacity building, networking, mentorship, business support and access to finance and new markets to DJs.

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9. Merqury Quaye is Ghana’s first radio/TV presenter to create a virtual community. The fandom is known as the Turn Up Army.

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10. He is a native of Prampram, origin of ET Mensah and Sam George.

11. He hosts an entertainment show known as “Hot Picks Show” on Ghana’s biggest media network, Multimedia’s Joy Prime TV.

12. In 2020, during lockdown, Merqury Quaye created an opportunity for TV viewers to participate in his entertainment show live on TV via video conferencing platform, Zoom, making him the first person to use Zoom in such manner in Ghana. A number of TV shows have emulated the concept since.

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Frederick Nuetei Nortey known professionally as Frederick Nortey is a Ghanaian Celebrity Blogger and publicist.He founded fredericknuetei.com an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about Ghanaian Celebrities.

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Amerado finally releases Obiaa Boa

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5 times VGMA nominee and Ghana’s best rapper Amerado is once again exhibiting his lyrical prowess in his new rap song titled ‘Obiaa Boa”.

Obiaa Boa, a Twi phrase directly translated as “Everyone is lying” is a full rap song in which the artiste sends information to every other rapper who claims he Amerado does not deserve the title.

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Amerado is also known to be one of the few rappers in Ghana who blends the indigenous culture in this rap and the Bra Shizzle-directed video was not an exception.

We credit Izjoe Beatz and Apya GH for the audio production.

AUDIO: https://yve.fanlink.to/ObiaaBoa

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Apple Music announces Kwesi Arthur as the featured artist for this month’s Rap Life Africa

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This Week’s episode features new music from Kwesi Arthur, all the breaking hip hop news and the hottest tracks of the week from around Africa!

Tune in to Rap Life Africa With Ebro and LootLove on Apple Music 1.

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Apple Music’s Rap Life Africa radio, presented by hip hop aficionado, Ebro Darden and SA TV presenter and radio personality, LootLove will feature one of Ghana’s foremost rap talents, Kwesi Arthur, on this week’s episode.

Ebro and Loot will chat about Kwesi Arthur’s new track “Drama” feat. Big Homie Flee, which is now available to stream on Apple Music.

Rap Life Africa radio will also feature tracks from A-Reece (“Red Dragon” feat. 25K & Jay Jody) and Okmalumkoolkat (“Spova The Genge Superior”).

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“For the people who talk reckless behind our backs but smile in our faces. This is basically me saying don’t take my kindness for weakness,” Kwesi tells Apple Music about “Drama”.

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A-Reece’s “Red Dragon” pays homage to Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin’” and features rising SA hip hop talent 25K and Jay Jody. Similarly, Okmalumkoolkat’s “Spova The Genge” pays homages to the OGs who introduced him to fashion and influenced his style choices while he was growing up in Umlazi in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Rap Life Africa will serve as a companion to Apple Music’s flagship hip hop playlist, Rap Life. Listen to the playlist here.

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About Apple Music

Apple loves music. Apple revolutionized the music experience with iPod and iTunes. Today, Apple Music celebrates musicians, songwriters, producers, and fans with a catalog of over 90 million songs, expertly curated playlists, and the best artist interviews, conversations, and global premieres with the award-winning Apple Music Radio. With original content from the most respected and beloved people in music, autoplay, time-sync lyrics, Lossless Audio, and immersive sound powered by Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, Apple Music offers the world’s best listening experience, helping listeners discover new music and enjoy their favorites while empowering the global artist community. Apple Music is available in over 165 countries and regions on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod mini, CarPlay, and online at music.apple.com, plus popular smart speakers, smart TVs, and Android and Windows devices. Apple Music is ad-free and never shares consumer data with third parties. More information is available atapple.com/apple-music.

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