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I don’t need any payola for playing Naana Blu’s Odo Asem – Dj Premier Gawu Of Skyy Power FM

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I don’t need any payola for playing Naana Blu’s Odo Asem – Dj Premier Gawu Of Skyy Power FM

A renowned Takoradi based DJ, Michael Gawu, popularly known to many as Dj Premier Gawu who works for Skyy Power FM and currently the Programs and Events Manager for Skyy Groups has stated that he does not need any payola for playing Naana Blu’s Odo Asem because it is a great song that should be played by all Djs who understand what good song is.

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The ‘pay-for-play’ practice termed as ‘payola’ is when DJs take money or gifts from musicians, their managers or producers in order to play their songs on radio or television stations. As long as there has been a music industry, there have been attempts — both overt and clandestine — to manufacture hits.

“We need to amplify good quality highlife songs from artists like NaaNa Blu so fans can find out more about such artists and support their works. Why do we need to wait for payola before playing and promoting something that promotes our own identity. Highlife is our own. It’s sweet to the ears,” Dj Premier Gawu admonished.

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NaaNa Blu who has been nominated for UNSUNG category in the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2021 released her maiden EP, ‘This is highlife’ in September, 2020. The body of work by the ‘No Pressure’ Singer has five (5) highlife songs. The album is available on online streaming platforms. NaaNa has songs such as ‘Sugar Cane’, ‘No Pressure’, ‘Afehyia Pa’ and ‘Save Us.’

Premier Gawu, is a trained teacher but showed interest in Radio some 25 years ago and has since been a sensation and a household name in radio in the Western and Central regions. He worked with ATL 100.5 FM, FOX 97.9 in Kumasi and currently the Programs and Events Manager and the presenter of Skyy Power Fm Mid Morning Program.

In 2020, Naana Blu was endorsed by the Highlife legend Ebo Taylor after he listened to the songs on her debut EP ‘This is highlife’. The legendary act, Ebo Taylor described the tracklist saying “The songs are splendid. She performed the songs very well. I love the songs.”

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Listen to Naana Blu ‘This Is Highlife’ EP:

https://audiomack.com/embed/album/naanabluonline/this-is-highlife?background=1&color=1674e2

Story By: Peter Ebo Aidoo (GBC – Central Region)

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I-Events Ghana, Organizers of CEBA’21 rescues pupils of Twifo Nuamakurom D/A basic from ‘schooling under trees’

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I-Events Ghana, organizers of the maiden edition of Central Entertainment and Business Awards has rescued pupils of Twifo Nuamakurom D/A basic from ‘schooling under trees’

The quest to build a society does not rest on the shoulders of a designated few. It is the collective responsibility of all members to intentionally lay its building blocks to arrive at the shape and structure we so yearn for society to attain. 

It is in this light that, we at Central Entertainment and Business Awards (CEBA), have resolved to give back to society, especially to deprived communities in and around Central Region of Ghana, to underpin the rural development agenda. At the same time satisfying the purpose of our two hands-one to help ourselves and the other, society. As education is pivotal in the development of a thriving society we (CEBA) have purposed to eradicate schools under trees; one community at a time.

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As part of our corporate social responsibility, we have put smiles right back on the faces of pupils, teachers and the entire community of Twifo Nuamakurom, a suburb village in The Twifo Praso District. Proceeds realized from the just ended maiden edition of CEBA’21 was used to complete a two unit classroom block for the Twifo Nuamakurom Presby D/A School, which, prior to our initiative, had their kindergarten pupils study under trees and at the mercy of the destructive and distracting elements.

This is not going to be a nine day wonder because it is our utmost desire to help alleviate the plight of folks in the hinterlands by tackling the defects in their education, health and every other aspect that adds value to life and our collective existence.

Proceeds gained from every CEBA event will go into helping lessen the burden of inhabitants of impoverished communities in Central Region, not because we have in abundance, but because our brand stands to help alleviate global poverty and together, we ignite the regional vibe.

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Source: iEvents Ghana

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