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Wiyaala Joins Recording Academy’s 2022 Membership Class

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Wiyaala joins Recording Academy’s 2022 membership class

Ghanaian multiple award winning songstress wiyaala has been invited as part of music professional to join its membership.

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She joins over 2,000 people who were invited to become voting members and more than 600 additional people who were invited as professional (non-voting) members.

In a post sighted on her page, Wiyaala thanked the Recording Academy for the invitation. She also shared an artwork from the Recording Academy acknowledging her as part of the 2022 Member Class.

According to a report by Billboard, those invited have until July 12 to accept their invitations if they are to vote for the 65th annual Grammy Awards.

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Legendary Highlife Musician, A.B Crentsil Confirmed Dead

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Celebrated Ghanaian Highlife music legend A.B Crentsil is dead. Sintim Media confirms this sad news from Music Producer Fred Kyei Mensah as he shared on his official Facebook page on Wednesday morning, 13th July,2022.

Legendary Music Producer Fred Kyei Mensah took to his Facebook page to announce the death of the “Moses” hitmaker and this is what he wrote;

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….FAREWELL AB CRENSTIL.

The original composer and singer of the famous and controversial songs, ‘Moses and Atia’, AB Crenstil, has died!

He had a stint with a lot of bands before joining the Sweet Talks Band with Smart Nkansah and then his own band,  Ahenfo.

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His hit songs, ‘Juliana and Obi ba wiase’, cannot be forgotten.

More details soon.  Rest well

Abraham Benjamin Crenstil – Late Ghanaian Highlife Music Legend

Biography of A.B Crentsil

Alfred Benjamin “A. B.” Crentsil (born 1943) was a Ghanaian musician. He is one of the “big three” of contemporary Ghanaian vocalists.

Crentsil won numerous Ghanaian music awards, including the Fontomfrom Evergreen Award, a special hhonor bestowedupon a musician with 15–20 years of continuous music experience. He died on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

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Alfred Benjamin Crentsil Jr was born in Prestea, Gold Coast (present-day Ghana), to the late Alfred Benjamin Crentsil Sr and Esi Yaaba in 1943. He was always known as AB junior until his father died in 1984 when he assumed the AB Crentsil name without the junior.

His primary and middle school education was the Takoradi Methodist Primary and Rev Cleveland Middle School respectively. After his middle-school examinations, AB worked as an electrical apprentice under his father, who was Works Superintendent of the technical branch of Ghana Railwaysat Takoradi.

While in middle school, Crentsil was introduced to the guitar by Mr. Thedoh. Crentsil became proficient in playing guitar and started singing along when playing it. He was simultaneously working as an electrician and playing with the Strollers Band owned by one Kwesi Donkor.

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A.B Crentsil has played with the El Dorados, the Sweet Talks – which latter group in the 1970s, under the joint leadership of Crentsil and Smart Nkansah, were the resident band at The Talk Of The Town Hotel in Tema, with Crentsil as a lead singer and then finally the Ahenfo Band.

Crentsil opened a 16-track recording studio in 1990. “Devil” is among his bbest-known songs.

Crentsil continued to release new albums and won the accolades that are awarded to top musicians in Ghana. As he always says: “When burger highlife came and everybody loved it, we all joined the train because we also wanted to make some money, but one that I realized is that, highlife will always be the original form of music for Ghanaians and we will always come back to it.”

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