Did you know that Freedom for Musicians has a new Youtube channel? We have set this up so that our members, around the world, can share and promote their music with FFM. We can also live stream via our channel and on this website in the Live Lounge.
Lemonade Gang is a new group based in Meadowlands Soweto, South Africa. They consist of four members who go by the names of Tlotliso Lephoto (SpeedyGoSlow), Tshiamo Sengwatsi (Slxmm Ravenous), Tebogo Sengwatsi (Quan) and Thapelo Kgama (Cheps Chenko). Spread the love by sharing and subscribing and enjoying their tracks on soundcloud.
We are thrilled to announce that Rupert Cheek of Cheeky Promo fame, has been appointed Director of Marketing and Social Media for Freedom for Musicians Ltd.
Having graduated with a BMus in 2002, Rupert went on to postgraduate study (composition for TV & Film) and performed as part of an international arts event (London, Edinburgh, Berlin) through a connection at University. He has worked as a pianist in primary education, been a drummer in various bands, and accompanied singers and songwriters. Rupert is also a part time composer, working on music theatre, musicals and an opera project in his spare time.
Freedom for Musicians are now entering a new and exciting phase in our development and with Rupert Cheek on board, we’ll be a force to recon with on the independent music scene.
Here is a word from SOA member, Mula
RLR’s own Writer / Producer Michael Hanson wanted to nail down “the big one”… something that was unforgettable … but that had a strong dance factor on the bottom. The end result from Hanson and JB Sky was exactly that, and more!
Executive Producer Michael Kensit Michael Hanson Producer/Concept Chan Khamphoomee Director Henry G. Cabrera Director of Photography Trevor Lawley Editor Henry G. Cabrera Production Assistant Jason Giberson Virasak Keosongseng Special Thanks Scott Everett Jason Hutchings Rob Laidlaw Brittney Kramer Highway 11 Cruisers Newmarket Veterans Hall The Jamspot The Arts Music Store Frontier Light and Sound Toronto Camera Rentals and Sales Radar Love Records 2018
Sunday, June 3rd is a date to put in your diary. The hugely talented Kofi San will be launching his new album from the Sans Of Priaz Ministry – Jehovah Over Do. This is a live event taking place at 3pm (Ghana time) in the Methodist/Presby Church, 37 Military Hospital, Accra.
Wherever you are in the world, join Kofi to help celebrate the occasion. Just click on the FFM Live lounge on Sunday, 3rd June, 3pm (Ghana time) and be there in spirit to share the love.
FFM Ambassador for Ghana
Kofi is the Founder/Director of the Sans of Praiz Ministry.
“Praising and worshipping God through music has been my passion ever since I had encounter with Jesus Christ.”
Deena Ade proves different from the current roster, a music critic said last week. A smoky new voice in the Nigerian music industry. It is smoky, sultry and powerful in smooth runs with unique melodies throughout the record. Deena almost loses her mind in emotion of Let It GO, but it is a vivid description of confusion in love. She moves from house to soul with ease, although genre hopping isn’t new from this young super star. Deena Ade has grown from strength to strength, since her last project “The Side Chic”. Once again, she does not hold back her feelings. Whether it be anger, need or sexual desire.
NATIVE MAG “Everything from her sultry vocals to her to the lyrics screams sexual empowerment”
DJ Douglas of TheBeat 99.9FM “The music is honest, something that isn’t being done. Especially with female artists.”
Monstar of Chocolate City “The music is provocative and it oozes soul”
Tec of SDC “This is the type of music that is missing from the sphere”
‘Down’ has been critically acclaimed and has been receiving continuous support from radio all over Nigeria.
The music on The Cries of My subconscious is a beautiful blend of Neo- Soul, house music, hip hop and Afro beats. Deena doesn’t compromise her signature style of soul and swag on the upbeat songs. Topics vary, from wanting and seducing a potential partner on MELO, to almost crying on the track LET IT GO to a partner. She appeals to a partner to not play games with her on SHERE and competes in a game of mind in LOVER.
All these songs have a common underlying theme of love and pain, as you see in the promo pictures. The music has been heavily influenced by Amy winehouse, Tiwa Savage, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj. Artists she looks to for inspiration.
The reception Deena Ade has received from blogs, magazines, radio stations such as the Beat FM Lagos and Ibadan, Kiss FM Lagos, Ray FM to name a few. As a result, Deena Ade is planning a small concert of her catalog. This will be happening in June
For more promo or interview requests kindly contact us by email.
@DeenaAde across all social media platforms
A YouTuber who created a “women’s edit” of Childish Gambino’s This Is America video says it’s been “misinterpreted”.
Nicole Arbour describes her post as a “female positive/empowerment video”.
She’s faced strong criticism online – including accusations of belittling “black pain” and “stealin[g] our culture for money”.
Others told her to “stop cheapening black art and creativity” – but Nicole says people are “wrongly portraying this as white vs black”
Donald Glover’s original This Is America music video was released on 5 May and was praised for its commentary on issues like racism and police violence.
One week later, Nicole posted her own version online.
Many people have argued that her video makes light of “black pain and oppression”, as well as “editing out the race issues in favour of the feminist issues.”
Nicole responded on social media, saying “this was not the intent or theme at all”.
“It was created with every intention of bringing a light to women’s experiences,” she said.
“It was a tongue in cheek way to give additional glory to what I believe is the most impactful piece of art in recent years.
“Due to the sensitive nature of the original, I understand why some people are wrongly portraying this as white vs black,” she added.
Nicole ended her statement with a call for others to “create their own version of this video”.
“Through this honesty, I believe we can discover a new level of empathy and understanding for each other.”
This isn’t the first time a Nicole Arbour video has caused controversy.
In 2015, she uploaded “Dear Fat People”, which was called out for fat-shaming.
“That video was made to offend people,” she said at the time, addressing the video on US chat show The View.
“It’s just satire, I’m just being silly.”
Gogo Simo is a seven piece band that plays almost every genre of music. They have recorded two albums titled Gogo Simo and Heshimu respectively. They completed their third album ‘UPAWA; which was launched on 2nd September, 2011. Gogo Simo is without a doubt the best band in Kenya.
They perform 5 days a week every week and are largely popular for entertaining at one of the leading TV shows ‘Churchill Live’. They entertain age groups from 25 to 85. The band consists of bass guitar, keyboards, drums, saxophones, percussion and female lead voice. Almost all the band members are vocalists in their own right. Once you’ve heard Gogo Simo, you keep coming back for more.
1. Artist/1stKeyboard/Composer/CEO/Producer/Managing/Music Director: James Gogo
2.Keyboards/Vocals: Mike O W Jozee
3.Drums/Vocals: Mechack Niyo
4.Bass: Moses Karanja
5.Band leader/Saxophone/Vocals: Noah Saha
6.Assistant Band leader/Lead Guitar: David N Omamu
7.BGVs/Lead Vocals: Hilda Matilda