Kwesi Arthur

Kwesi Arthur Is Done Being Lonely In ‘Turn On The Lights’

In April 2019, award-winning Ghanian rapper Kwesi Arthur released his adventurous hip-hop and Afrobeats album titled “Live From Nkrumah Krom, Vol II: Home Run.” Guesting an all-star cast of Sarkodie, Nasty C, Stonebwoy, Mr Eazi, Santi and Va Midzo, the project enjoyed rave reviews from critics with some describing it as “his most accessible work yet”. But ever since then, all we’ve gotten from the emcee is a near-total radio silence music-wise, save for a couple of features with BOJ, DJ Cuppy and a more over the past year.

However, Kwesi Arthur is now back from his self-imposed hiatus, giving us a taste of the materials he’s been working on with a new single titled ‘Turn On The Lights’. Speaking about the creation of the tune, Kwesi reveals that “the beat to the song was made last year in a session I had with the producer Yung Demz. I forgot the initial idea I had for it. Months later, I listened to beats stumbled upon it, and I just end up making [Turn on the Lights].”

As you listen to Kewsi Arthur croon over the smooth Yung Demz production, you can simply tell he’s single and searching. You can feel the soulfulness in his lyrics as he laments on the loneliness that comes with being single. ‘Looking for a girl who go stand by me/ I just need a girl I go confide in’ he sings.

And when it comes to the infectious sing-along hook, he tells it as it is “I taya being single”. A very timely record, ‘Turn On The Lights’ helps to soundtrack the loneliness we almost all feel as single youths and young lovers stranded in isolation. It plays into the longing for intimacy in the COVID19-world, where we just have to stay apart or our safety.

Over the past few years, Kwesi Arthur has eased himself into the spotlight as one of Ghana’s most promising flagbearers in their quest to penetrate the world music market. And with this syrupy release, he reminds everyone why he’s even more deserving of that position.

Reekado Banks & Kwesi Arthur feature on PGM Radio (IG LIVE)

On this edition of The PGM Radio Show, we had an IG Live session with Ghanaian rapper and recording artist; Kwesi Arthur. The BET nominated artist talked about his recent release, Turn On The Lights, musical journey, influences, and plans for the future as regards putting Tema his hometown in Ghana on the global map.

We also sat down with Afro-pop singing sensation; Reekado Banks to discuss the release of his latest single ‘Options‘ featuring Parker Ighile and his plans for the future. We also spoke about his musical journey so far, after leaving the stables of Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records and floating his own label.

Listen to the podcast to get the full story.

From all of us at The PGM Club, we admonish you to stay safe and remain indoors.  Always wear a face mask and sanitize your hands, if you absolutely need to step out. Together we will fight this pandemic to a standstill.

Kwesi Arthur Assists Nonso Amadi’s New Single ‘Comfortable’

We are officially in the final stages of the rollout for one of the most anticipated projects of 2019. Nonso Amadi has joined forces with Ghanaian rapper, Kwesi Arthur to release a new single titled ‘Comfortable‘. This would be his last single before the release of the June-bound “Free” EP.

Comfortable‘ is a chilled and laid-back single in which Nonso Amadi warns his one-night stands not to catch feelings and fall in love with him because he is only here for the night. Kwesi Arthur also comes through with a solid verse and a polished flow that adds a new flavour to the record.

Free” would be Nonso Amadi’s sophomore solo EP, coming four years after the release of his debut, “Alone”. Alongside ‘Comfortable‘, this new 5-track EP is suspected to contain other pre-released singles like ‘Emergency‘ and ‘No Crime‘.

BOJ Enlists Falz, YCee & Fresh L For ‘Awolowo’ Naija Remix

Ever since ‘Awolowo‘ dropped a few weeks ago, it has been one of the hottest releases in 2019, steady dominating the airwaves and generating frenzy both on and offline. For the record, the acclaimed hook-killer, BOJ recruited a Ghanian all-star rap team of Kewsi Arthur, Darkovibes & Joey B who delivered such impressive performances that still has fans debating who had the best verse yet.

Well, BOJ has finally yielded to the call for a Naija version of the Alte-meets-hip-hop record. Fielding some of the biggest names in the Niaja rap scene, BOJ enlists a team of Falz, Ycee and Fresh L for the ‘Awolowo‘ Naija Remix. And as you know, Naija no dey carry last. The rappers came through with remarkable verses and polished flows that breathes a new life to the dazzling production from GMK. This ‘Awolowo‘ remix also features additional vocals from Zamir and Joey B.

Listen and let us know which version you prefer.

Mr Eazi Assists Kwesi Arthur’s New Single ‘Nobody’

BET nominated Ghanaian rapper, Kwesi Arthur has released a new single titled ‘Nobody‘ featuring Mr Eazi. This is the lead single off his recently released project, “Live From Nkrumah Krom Vol II. Home Run“.

Produced by MOGBeatz, ‘Nobody’ is a mid-tempo Afro-pop number that finds Kwesi in full singing mode, declaring his love for a lady who has refused to return his affection.

As mentioned earlier, this is one of the singles off “Live From Nkrumah Krom“, a 9-track project that features an African all-star cast of Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Mr Eazi, Nasty C and Sarkodie.

BOJ Links Up With Ghana’s Finest On ‘Awolowo’ With Joey B, Kwesi Arthur & Drako Vibes

One of Nigeria’s finest hook killers, BOJ, has teamed up with an all-star cast of young, talented and vibrant acts across Nigeria and Ghana to produce his latest offering titled ‘Awolowo‘. This new single is named after late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, one of Nigeria’s most iconic politicians credited with introducing free primary education and health care in the Western region of the country.

Produced by the acclaimed ‘alte playmaker’, GMK, BOJ recruits a team of Ghana’s finest acts Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes and Joey B who did not fail to bring an international flavour to the scintillating jam. The song also features additional vocals by Zamir and guitar by friend-of-the-family, Tomi Thomas.

Awolowo‘ is BOJ’s first release since he paired up with the self-acclaimed ‘sugar mummy’, Teni the Entertainer on ‘Obe‘ in January. One of the first things that would catch you about this record is how the faces of this young acts-pushing the limits of their crafts in their respective countries- replace the face of Nigeria’s revered politician, Awolowo, on the 100 Naira note issued by the “Alte Bank Of Africa“. However, he is not totally out of the picture as his face can be seen beside Ghana’s most respected political figure, Kwame Nkrumah at the top left corner of the cover art.

The song itself even does much more justice to the memory of the legend as BOJ is on full alchemist mode as he delivers a chilled golden hook with his gruff voice over the simplistic but dazzling GMK-production. Kwesi Arthur, Joey B and Darko Vibes also did not disappoint as they deliver their impressive 16s in English, pidgin and their native languages’.

This is no doubt a jam that is going to last a while on your playlist. Enjoy

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