Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio with LootLove features Sarkodie this Sunday

This week’s episode features a conversation with Sarkodie, the ‘’5 Hottest Tracks of the Week’’, Africa Rising and LootLove’s ‘’Favourite Track of the Week!’’ Tune in to Africa Now Radio With LootLove this Sunday, August 1st at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC on Apple Music 1.

Prolific Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie joins LootLove via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest track, ‘Non Living Thing’ featuring Oxlade). He also discusses his new album ‘’No Pressure’’, working with artists like Cassper Nyovest and US rapper, Vic Mensa, how he promotes Ghanaian artists in London and abroad and what excites him about the next generation of African talent.THE BIG 5

LootLove shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Fireboy DML, Ayra Starr, Djodje, Deejay Telio & Julinho Ksd, Dlala Thukzin featuring Zaba and Victor AD featuring Mr Eazi.AFRICA RISING

South African R&B singer-songwriter, NVMI is the latest artist featured from the Africa Rising playlist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars and this week’s show features his singles ‘Summer Days’ and ‘What U Need featuring The Woodź, from his EP, ‘’Let Me In’’.LOOT LOVES

Each week, LootLove chooses her favourite track, taken from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week she shines a spotlight on South African R&B singers, Adrienne Foo & Phiwo and their single ‘777’, from Apple Music’s Mood playlist. Find a roundup of all LootLove’s selections on Apple Music’s new LootLoves playlist, HERE).Tune in and listen to the full episode this Sunday, August 1st at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC on Apple Music 1 at

Sarkodie on why the album title is ‘’No Pressure’’

Yes, exactly what the title says ‘’No Pressure’’. Literally, no pressure. I’ve been doing this, as you said over 10 years. And it’s very difficult, especially for a rapper in Africa, to be able to keep it for that long. So, I think I’ve gained a right to be able to believe and trust myself and trust the process and the pace that I go, because I feel like a lot of people rush to impress so quick that you put out everything that you got and now you have nothing left to show the people.

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Sarkodie on emerging sounds in Ghana like Asakaa Drill

Ghana is in a right space now. Every generation takes it to the next level. So, these new guys are going to do way bigger than what everybody has done, and that’s what’s going to happen generation after generation because they’re looking at what we did and looking at the flaws and they’re going to better it, especially for the Kumerica movement.
That’s a representation of Ghanaian Hip-Hop at this point and people love it. People in the UK vibe to it. I’ve been here a few occasions and when they played the Kumerica sound, you can see how people really love it.
Sarkodie on how Oxlade manifested collaborating with him on ‘Non Living Thing’

The spiritual thing about the song is Oxlade apparently had recorded a song for me even before meeting me as Sarkodie. So, him as a young artist wrote the song, thinking this song is for Sarkodie. Yeah.So long ago, apparently he was like in a DM trying to hit me up about, ‘’Bro, I have a song. I have a song’’. So now, when we met it’s like, this is a song that I wrote for you. So, it was very, very… It’s a moment for me, very spiritual.

Sarkodie No Pressure OUT NOW!

Finally, the countdown for the much awaited “No Pressure” album from Ghana’s most-decorated and internationally recognised rapper Sarkodie is over. Sarkodie’s No Pressure is out today Friday July, 30 2021.

The ace rapper will unleash some exclusives of  No Pressure on the virtual streaming platform, Ceek.

As it was disclosed in Sarkodie’s initial announcement, the heavyweight album is a project with production credit given the rapper himself and KJS Spio.

The album, comprising of 16 tracks featuring top artistes in Ghana and across the African continent.

The album also features multiple record producers whom without doubt, will spice up the rhythm with mind-blowing mixes and bars.

Already, the rapper has dished out two singles, “No Fugazy” and “Coachella” featuring Ghanaian ground up rapper, Kwesi Arthur.

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The songs have received massive airplay and garnered great views from music lovers and fans around the world.

Below is the 16 tracklist from the album, No Pressure

  1. Rollies and Cigars produced by Kayso
  2. Vibration Ft Vic Mensa produced by Altranova
  3. Round 2 Ft Giggs produced certified Bangerz
  4. Coachella Ft Kwesi Arthur produced by MOG
  5. Jaara Ft Medikal produced by Altranova
  6. Married to the Game Ft Cassper Nyovest produced by Altranova
  7. Anything produced by Altranova
  8. Fireworks Ft Wale produced by Beatfreaks
  9. Whipped Ft Darko Vibes produced by MOG
  10. Deserve my Love produced by MOG
  11. Don’t Cry Ft Benerl produced by MOG
  12. My Love Ft Harmonize produced by MOG
  13. No Fugazy produced by Rexxie
  14. Non Living Things Ft Oxlade produced by Coublon

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The official proposed date for Sarkodie’s No Pressure album was on July 07, but on the due date, the most influential rapper released a statement on his official Instagram page, proposing a new the date, July 30, 2021.

The rapper’s reasons in his statement was that he needed more time work on few things in order to produce excellent work suitable for his fans.

What’s your favourite  song on the No Pressure Album and why? Drop your comments below


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Kelly Anthony talks dreams & aspirations on his Sarkodie and Larruso featured single ‘Pagans’

As the world comes to grips with the altering effect of the Internet, life everywhere is changing. Influences that used to take ages to spread everywhere have started to go across the world in less time than it has ever happened in human history.

Among the things that spread across the world in the 2010s was Afrobeat, the soup of sounds that partially remade the global pop climate.

Long before this occurred, Canadian-Nigerian singer, Kelly Anthony, had been holding onto his Nigerian identity as an anchor while he navigated life in Toronto and music was always the channel to express how he felt.

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His latest single, ‘Pagans’ featuring Dancehall artist, Larruso and celebrated Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie, is the result of Kelly immersing in the sonic fragments that are coming out of Lagos –  and the wider Afrobeat scene – in the last 10 years.

Atop a muted beat produced by rising producer, London, Kelly and his collaborators make an ode to his dreams and aspirations while taking note of the naysayers who are waiting on his downfall.

After taking over the opening stretch, Kelly cedes the floor to Larruso who weaves a smooth verse about thriving regardless of what is said about him. By the closing stretch of the song, Sarkodie contributes a vociferous verse delivered in a fusion of English and Twi before Kelly comes in again to deliver the song’s pointed chorus.

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The first song from a forthcoming project that is expected to herald Kelly’s evolution into the Afro-fusion space, ‘Pagans’ sees Kelly achieve his goal of coming into his own as a creative, crafting euphonious Afro-Pop records and trying to inspire the next generation of African across the diaspora.

Who is Kelly Anthony?

Born in Benin, Edo state, Nigeria, Kelly Anthony spent the first 12 years of his life picking up the cultural imprints of the famous South-West city before he travelled to Toronto, Canada, to begin a new life in a new city.

In Canada, the young man was immersed in a city bubbling with a myriad of cultures from places across the world.

While there, he began to get into music, first as part of a local choir he joined before he became heavily influenced by the swoony, tear-jerking R&B music of the late 90s and early 2000s.

Over time, Kelly’s involvement with music has blossomed. His first song was released as a 14-year-old on MySpace and since then, he has gone on to drop a series of songs like ‘Unstoppable’, ‘Maye’, ‘Snake’ and ‘Elevate’.

He has also evolved as an artist and a man, opening up his artistry to include African elements that saw him open for Afrobeat superstar, Davido, on the Canadian leg of the Nigerian’s worldwide tour.

Listen/stream to ‘Pagans’ on all digital streaming platforms globally here:

Ghanaian multiple award-winning and performing artist, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr famously known in showbiz circles as Shatta Wale bags home award at the just ended International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA).


The prestigious awards festival which took place on Sunday night, May 16 2021, saw the reggae and dancehall artist won the award for the “Best Virtual Entertainer of the year” category over selected contestants including; Agent Sasco, Beenie Man & Bounty Killer (Verzuz), Buju Banton and Capleton.


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The program also featured world incredible and top-notch reggae and music entertainers like Ziggy Marley, Beenie Man, Gramps Morgan, Master KG, among several others of which Shatta Wale was the only African artiste to perform alongside the aforementioned Jamaican reggae superstars.


After several weeks of his absence on social media which sparked a lot of rumours about his health, the self-acclaimed dancehall king was captured on camera on Sunday night celebrating his success and praising the IRAWMA officials.

He also applauded his fellow colleagues, Sarkodie and Stonebwoy for their nominations.


His fans across the world also joined in his celebration in the comment section of his post. Two years ago, Shatta Wale grabbed two awards “Best Video of the Year” with his hit song “Gringo” and “Afro Beats Artist of the Year” at the 37th edition of IRAWMA which made the country so proud of him. The was awarded “Best Video of the Year” with his hit song “Gringo” and “Afro Beats Artist of the Year”.


Congratulations once again to Shatta Wale for his remarkable achievement.


Sarkodie’s  Black Love Virtual Concert powered by Ceek  Wins ‘Best Virtual Showcase/ Concert Of The Year’ At the just ended International Reggae & World Music Awards


Sarkodie’s Black Love Virtual Concert Wins ‘Best Virtual Showcase/ Concert Of The Year’


Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie bags home award at the just ended International Reggae & World Music Awards which took place on Sunday evening, May 16, 2021.


He won the award for the ‘Best Virtual Showcase/Concert of The Year’ with the 2020 ‘Black Love Virtual Concert’ powered by Ceek.


 ‘CEEK is a streaming platform for Virtual Events and Experiences featuring the biggest names in music, sports and entertainment.’

Other IRAWMA Nominees & Attendees Include Ziggy Marley, Diamond Platnumz, Sean Paul, Buju Bantan, Davido, Shatta Wale, Bounty Killer and more.


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It is no surprise that that  ‘Black Love Virtual Concert’ has won 3 different awards considering how amazing and unique the Ceek event was.

It has been deemed the most unique virtual concert not only in Africa, but around the world as well. Black Love concert presented by Ceek has earned Sarkodie prestigious nominations and awards such as “Performer Of The Year” award at this year’s 3 Music Awards, ‘

Event of the Year’ at Entertainment Achievement Awards and now, ‘Best Virtual Showcase/ Concert Of The Year’ at the 39th edition of IRAWMA.


Once again congratulations are in order to SarkCeek!


Popular Ghanaian Rap Star Sarkodie has dropped a new single titled ‘No Fugazy’ as part of his upcoming ‘No Pressure’ album July 9th.

He took to his socials for inform his fans about the fact that his latest release will be on the Streaming Platform

The platform makes it easier for people to connect and relate with people around the world virtually at any time while they enjoy 360 videos in entertainment, education, sports and more.

Sarkodie also asked  his fans to follow his channel on

He explained that he will be releasing exclusive ‘music audio x videos  on the his Ceek channel



“No Fugazy” was premiered on, Sarkodie fans watched both on in 2D  and others 360VR through the Ceek VR app.

The audio version of the song, ‘No fugazy’ was produced by Rexxie but the visuals was produced by Chris Phouphou and directed by Capone.

As part of Sarkodie’s undying flairs in rap music, he usually sings not in plain language and chooses his words artistically. ‘Fugazy’ is a slang word that is basically used to describe fake stuff.

Fans are really jamming to Sakordie’s ‘No Fugazy’. Most of the viewers on Ceek reacted with the fire emoji as well as praising the rapper with multiple appellations like, ‘king Sark’, ‘the highest’ among others.

Hence the song, ‘No Fugazi’ literally means, ‘no fake things’. Sarkodie is telling a story about living fake life as well as advising people to live within their means in his song, ‘No Fugazy’.

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It’s not always about the designer products, but one can wear and use non-designing stuff that are equally quality irrespective of their social status without following the pressures of this 21st century to rather go and get the fake designer wears and other material things.

He further advised that people should not fall for luxurious lifestyle out there to end up messing up their life big time.

He cited examples with his lifestyle, recounting those times he had nothing and used to wear fake things but now he’s worked and gotten to the level in his life that he can afford any designer stuff but sometimes you just have to let go of the societal pressures and live life normal.

However, if you think you’ve got so much money which he described as (block) and want to take fashion or dressing to a higher level and look classy (drip), don’t fall for the fake ones (No Fugazy).

One must learn to leave a comfortable life by desisting from copying somebody’s luxurious lifestyle because you might end up going bankrupt

In the end, all Sarkordie wants to put across through his song, ‘No Fugazy’ is that Hard work really pays but its better we live a comfortable life. The lyrics, rhythm, costume and colour effects are massive and astonishing.


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Ghana’s most celebrated rapper Michael Owusu Addo, also known professionally as Sarkodie has announced the release date for his new album dubbed, “No Pressure”.

Sarkodie posted an excerpt of the album’s video on his social media handles with a caption indicating the details of the new album, “No Pressure”.

He stated that, in collaboration with Ceek VR, his No Pressure album will be released  on July 09, 2021. The rapper also appreciated his fans, Sarknation for exercising patience.


Production credit for the album goes to Sarkodie and KJ Spio whereas cinematography and editing credit goes to Sam Mironko.   


He stated; “SarkCess music x @ceekvr presents my new Album “No Pressure” OUT 9 – 07 – 21 … Executive Producers: Michael Owusu Addo x KJ Spio @jaykjs. Cinematography and editing: Sam Mironko @mironkoproductions. Thanks for your patience SarkNation 😊🙏🏾 #NoPressure”


The internationally recognised rapper released his 5th studio album black love in December 2019.

The album comprising of 15 songs featured colleagues like Efya, Idris Elba, P-Square and Donaeo.

Sarkodie engaged his fans globally with the most talked about virtual concert ‘Black Love Virtual Concert’ and again, releasing his new and 6th album, “No Pressure” with the virtual reality app as well as 2D on the Ceek streaming platform.




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Congratulations are in order!

Sarkodie’s Black Love Virtual Concert Powered By Ceek has been nominated for Best Virtual Showcase/Concert category.

Black Love Virtual Concert is deemed the best and the most talked about virtual concert in 2020. Sarkodie’s maiden edition of a virtual concert was streamed on the on August 16th 2020.

The lineup included Shatta Wale, Efya, highlife legend Amakye Dede, King Promise, Prince Bright, Sista Afia, Kidi, Joey B, Akwaboah and more

Sarkodie’s nomination is not surprising at all because people can’t stop talking about how unique and amazing the virtual concert looked.

The all-time favourite rapper’s Black Love virtual concert pulled huge audience from around the world.


Despite it being held virtually, without the presence of audience due to restrains the deadly Coronavirus pandemic imposed on our social lives, fans and music lovers massively enjoyed themselves as well as feeling interactive from the comforts of their homes.

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Due to the fear of the widespread of Covid 19, this year’s edition of the major festival will be organised in Jamaica virtually on May 02, 2021.

It will be held under the theme under the theme, ‘Reggae/World Music Rise’.

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International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA) is organised annually. 2021 marks the 39th edition.

IRAWMA was founded in 1982 to celebrate and honour the achievements and influence of reggae and professionals such as songwriters, performers, promoters and singers.

As part of the celebration, a variety of musicians and entertainers around the world are set to perform. People around the world are also expected to cheer nominees and Winners for the various music genres.

Public voting which began on Monday, March 20 continues through to Tuesday, April 20 at 12 O’clock midnight.

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The awards will include the Special Awards: Josef Bogdanovich set to receive  Philanthropist Award and Legendary Reggae icon Ziggy Marley for IRAWMA Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award

Other nominees include:

Buju Banton, Popcaan, Koffee, Stonebwoy, Gramps Morgan, Shatta Wale, Davido, Burna boy Skip Marley, Shaggy

Diamond Platnumz – Best Afrobeat Entertainer

Buffalo Souljah – South Africa

Shatta Wale – Ghana

Stonebwoy – Ghana

Patoranking – Nigeria and more


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Ghanaian rap icon Sarkodie has dished out the date for his forthcoming latest single titled, “Hasta La Vista”. Following his announcement, followers of the rapper sounded happy and poured out several comments to express the joy as they await the new single.

The song features Nigerian phenomenal artistes Zlatan and Rexxie.

Sarkodie has already released Happy Day, a single which featured reigning artiste of the year for the 2019 VGMA Awards, Kuami Eugene which is currently doing well and been well received by Ghanaians and fans across the globe.

Although Sarkodie continues to gain back to back success with his music genre, the rapper seems to be pressing more and this time, joining forces with top notch Nigerian musician, Zlatan and producer Rexxie on his upcoming banger Hasta la vista.

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Friday November 27, 2020 Sarknation and music lovers around the world should expect a mind-blowing atmosphere with “Hasta La Vista”.

Singer and rapper Zlatan is one of Nigerians superstar making Nigeria and the African continent proud. Known as Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael. In 2014, Zlatan contested for a talent show, “One Mic” after graduating from secondary school and emerged as the winner.

He gained exposure during the talent show which helped him to develop his flairs in music.

Zlatan’s debut single was released in 2019 and the song was titled, “Zanku” which was accompanied by a new dance called “Zanku”. The song became a hit and was received very well.

People loved to show the Zanku dance moves whiles listening to the song. Zlatan holds a diploma in business administration from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.

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Other tracks he’s notable for include, “Olamide”, “Able God” and “Osanle”. He has also worked closely with internationally recognised artistes like Burna Boy, Naira Marley, Lil Kesh among several orders.

He is currently a brand ambassador for Coca -Cola. Zlatan has his own record label known as the Zanku Records which he’s got couple of artistes singed on the label.

Rexxie as popularly known, goes by the real name, Eze Chisom Faith. he is the producer behind a lot of Nigerian hit songs from artistes including Naira Marley, Davido, Burna Boy, Zlatan, Lil Kesh, Lyta among others.

The super talented producer realised his passion for music at a very young age when he was a keyboardist at church. He started developing his talent at the secondary school level where he made covers and performed on songs trending at the time.

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Rexxie also gained inspiration in music production and his decision of entering into music production gave him the zeal to learn on his own and recorded for various songs until his breakthrough collaboration on the song, “Able God” by Chinko Ekun.

He later worked with Zlatan and produced Zanku. He’s the producer for songs such as Tesumole, Mafo, Aye, Puta, “Soapy” by Naira Marley, “Bumper” by Sarkodie, “Bum Bum” by Davido and a lot more.

Rexxie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the Tai Solarin University of Education in Nigeria.

We all can’t wait for Hasta La Vista this Friday!

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Join us in wishing this  talented woman who wears many hats effortlessly a very happy birthday!

The Most Inspirational Woman In Tech, Mary Spio is a Deep Space engineer and Founder and CEO of


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She has created technologies and content solutions for global titans such as Lucas Films, Universal Music, Microsoft XBOX, Facebook, Boeing and more.

In addition to the above, she is on the Board of Facebook’s Oculus VR for Good and Amazon’s Launchpad. A U.S. Air Force Veteran, as well as a scientific reviewer for the United States Department of Defense (DOD). 

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Mary Spio has created various patents and technology innovations

Mary Spio is an accomplished novelist (A Song for Carmine) and Bestselling author of It’s Not Rocket Science: 7 Game-Changing Traits for Achieving Uncommon Success Penguin Books….


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