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Apple Music’s ‘The Dotty Show’ to feature rising African hip hop stars including Black Sherif

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Apple Music 1’s ‘The Dotty Show’ features Dotty interviewing the artists lighting up Apple Music with the biggest tracks across hip-hop, dancehall, Afrobeats and everything in between, from across the globe.

On the last Wednesday of each month she hosts a special feature on her Worldwide Wednesdays show dedicated to the hottest sounds from Africa.

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“It’s impossible to celebrate the global impact of Black music without spotlighting the abundant sounds coming out of the African continent”, said Dotty. Our monthly playlist specials allow us to dedicate time to what is, to me, the most exciting and innovative music market in the world right now.”

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This week’s episode features cover stars FLVME, Sampa The Great, Didi B and Black Sherif’s tracks, as well as an exclusive African hip hop DJ Mix from South African DJ and producer, Al Da 3rd, alongside the hottest new tracks from the biggest and brightest names on the continent.

Tune in to ‘The Dotty Show’ this Wednesday, July 27th at 2p London / 3p Lagos/Paris / 4p Johannesburg / 6a LA / 9a NYC on Apple Music 1.

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Cover Stars Shine

‘The Dotty Show’ will feature four cover stars namely SA whizz-kid FLVME, Zambian-born rapper and songwriter Sampa The Great, Ivorian rapper Didi B, and Ghanaian rapper Black Sherif, who are all riding the crest of the next generational African hip hop wave.

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‘The Dotty Show’ will also premiere “Bona” by Sampa The Great off her upcoming album As Above, So Below, which promises to fuse together her unique brand of music, poetry and visual art with elements of hip hop, gospel, neo-soul, and a touch of psychedelia.

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Tune in and listen to the full episode this Wednesday, July 27th at 2p London / 3p Lagos/Paris / 4p Johannesburg / 6a LA / 9a NYC on Apple Music 1.

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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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Nikki Samonas and Salma Mumin face off in new drama High Currency, now streaming on Showmax

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In the new Ghanaian drama series High Currency, set in the cutthroat world of banking, turnabout is fair play when it comes to matters of office rivalry and politics, power struggles, dangerous schemes and office romances.

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The Akwaaba Magic drama follows Naa Shika Hammond (Nikki Samonas, 40 and Single), a high-flying banker at the elite Crystal Bank who will stop at nothing to gain success. When she meets the love of her life, it’s an experience that threatens to derail her dreams.

Naa Shika is Crystal Bank’s star employee, bringing in big bucks and attracting high-value customers by whatever means necessary. After all, all is fair in love and war in this highly competitive world of banking where money, power, sex and even love collide.

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As is expected, Naa Shika’s winning streak (and good looks) attracts her a few enemies in the office, like the equally competitive and conniving Efua (played by Salma Mumin, The Agency). A force to be reckoned with, Efua is described as a character who’s “filled with hate and cruelty who’ll wreak havoc on those who stand in her way.”

Speaking about her character in an interview with Akwaaba Magic, Samonas describes Naa Shika as a strong-willed woman who hates to fail. “She’s also been through a lot of trauma while she was growing up and that’s what constitutes who she is now. In three words, she’s relentless, she’s a go-getter and highly intelligent,” Samonas says.

Directed and produced by Kwabena Gyansah (Azali), High Currency also stars Brihanna Kinte (Ghana Jollof), Edward Kufuor (Accra Medic), Kweku Elliot (To Have and To Hold), Helen Lois (Terminus), Kobina Sam (Terminus) and Kingsley Yamoah (The Storm).

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High Currency is now streaming on Showmax the same time as it airs on Akwaaba Magic, with new episodes releasing weekly.

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Gyakie talks about going international on Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio

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This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With Gyakie, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week, Africa Rising and Dadaboy Ehiz’s Favourite Track of the Week!

Tune in to Africa Now Radio with Dadaboy Ehiz this Friday, July 22nd at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 and broadcast on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm

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Ghanaian singer-songwriter—and Apple Music’s current Africa Rising cover star—Gyakie joins Dadaboy Ehiz via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about her latest track, “Faraway.” She also discusses her new EP, ‘MY DIARY,’ balancing her academic and musical careers, and finding success globally.

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Dadaboy Ehiz shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Pabi Cooper feat. Khanyisa, Yumbs & Liebah, DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small feat. Nobantu Vilakazi & Young Stunna, BNXN fka Buju & Wande Coal, King Promise feat. Omah Lay, and P-Square.

Africa Rising 

Nigerian alté singer-songwriter Tesh Carter is the latest artist featured from Apple Music’s Africa Rising playlist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars, and this week’s show features her singles, “Rebel (feat. Blaqbonez)” and “I LIke.” Listen HERE.

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Dadaboy’s Song of the Week

Each week, Dadaboy Ehiz chooses his favourite track from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week he spotlights South African amapiano stars Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa & Ami Faku and their single “Asibe Happy,” from Apple Music’s Amapiano Lifestyle playlist. Listen HERE.

Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday July 22nd at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow or on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

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Gyakie on her EP ‘MY DIARY’

This is a particular project where I went deep – I actually spoke about too many things that I wouldn’t say on a daily, things I wouldn’t say out loud, things I have written in my diary.

I went in very wild, very vibrant, like a different version of Gyakie, so this project is literally you coming into my personal space, you getting to know the things I actually say to myself. This is a mature project because it’s been a year since I dropped anything else, and so people will actually get to realise that this project is a fully different version of me – a matured growth project.

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Gyakie on music breakthrough while in school.

In 2020-2021, it had been very difficult for me. I was doing school and I was doing music, and you know in the university you have your free will – you can decide to go to class, you can decide not to – so it was very difficult to tune my mind onto one thing.

I now had to make a choice, a serious dilemma: Gyakie, do you go to Accra to go and play this show, or do you stay in Kumasi and go to class? Do you submit your projects, or do you go to the studio? I just had to find a way to squeeze myself into it.

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When it got to the point where ‘Forever’ blew, that was where everything was getting very difficult, in my final year of school so like the peak of everything, both sides. I don’t know how I was able to do this but I did it, and I’m here. I’ve been able to graduate school and I’ve made my parents proud.

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Gyakie on going international

Since I started doing music, I’ve always wanted to tune my mind to the international market, I’ve always wanted my sound to be outside Ghana. I knew that time was going to come because I realised what I was doing was a different type of style, it was something that people were going to fall in love with easy, and so I got very happy when this happened so so quick.

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I was able to get listeners from all around the world – Africa, outside Africa – and up to now it’s still happening, and so I do believe that the more I actually do good music and the more I keep doing what the people love, I’m going to keep getting into bigger markets, until the end of time.

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