Folks, for those of you who are a little bit older and could remember the great curfew in the 80s at the same time mobile spinning with groups like Sky Hawks led by Young Joe, Mec Sounds led by Precious Jingles, Willie Chii, AFC Sounds and the later day saints like Zayaa, Vee Jay’s Moon Dogs among others.
That was the days when we can chill till day break and if you want good music with good mixes then don’t mess-up with Sky Hawks and if is about humors and mimic like “Ogbami or halleluiah chorus” don’t touch MEC Sounds. EH! Don’t go there. Ekomko.
But there is one person who have seen it all till date and he continue to mesmerize his listeners with what he started some 30 years ago and who am I talking about? YOUNG JOE KEEP PLAYING MY SONG, you remember him?
Well Folks, the legendary Young Joe is the man in contention here and a top hutch presenter of Hot 93.8 Fm in Accra. Not only does he play good music but he has a broad knowledge of world of music, be it old funk, R&B, Hiplife and Highlife (both contemporary and oldies). His selection and dexterity behind the console is second to none, no wonder his jingle tells it all: “Harmonious, ideal and natural sounds seeker”.
The dossier on him says that Joseph Kinston Essien went to Apam Secondary School and Accra Workers Collage before he commenced his Disc Jockeyship with the then popular nigh club in the capital, the Sparks Center before was hooked up by one Mr. Opoku a former steward in Ghana airways now a Reverend Minister to form Sky Hawks Soundz, the best all round mobile spinning group.
After the defunct of the group he became a sound engineer before joining Top Radio in 1999/2000 radio season where he curved an niche for him self until he was poached or is it free transfer to his current employers-Hot 93.8 Fm where he has been terrorizing the residents with his kind of music from10pm to 2am. His selection of music during this period cut across the contemporary Hilife, Hiplife, gospel and when it comes to weekend, Charlie, don’t go there with his old funky tunes that will catch you off guard. He does his job with precision and the accuracy it deserve. Keep it up boy, you can try him and hear what I am talking about. Before he takes over your radio there is this brilliant chap who shakes the capital and its environs with good music and amusement.
The after Rush Hour gimmick is the general supremo is no other person like Apa Jnr, who in his tender age wanted to become a lawyer..”I am still interested in that job and I hope to go back to school one day to achieve my heart desire” he told Weekly Fylla but the question is can he? He should because the in-flow of Payo… is not attractive as before.
Apa jnr was born and christened …..a brilliant academician who completed Prempeh Collage in Kumasi before joining Mercury Fm to Fox Fm doing all kind of presentation. In 2005 he was transferred to Accra to team up with his colleagues to take radio in Accra to another level.
Ever since he came to the capital the man we all love to hate has become epitome of hope for the youth as he socializes well with the youth and it is believe that if you want to your music to hit then see Apa Jnr. He knows when to talk and adlibbing trust me. He reminds me of the good old days when Bola Ray was Bolas at Top Radio (Top city Jam).
Currently, I can say without fear or favor that he is one of the most listened to in the capital. Like Okyeame, Apa has fallen for Oliver and his anchor man DJ Aloriga also make sure his interaction doesn’t bore the program. Perhaps the new kid on his show Bukom Banku who doesn’t know when to say “...Keep watchin’… eh keep listen to ..” you cant laugh. The smooth talker, runs the show like is nobody business. Apa Jnr day start on Monday evening 7pm to 10pm and on Saturdays he host a program called Atumpan, a sort of mixed grill show here he play music and interview artist.
GOSSIP…ASEM SEBE !!
What has happened in the music industry since December is not any thing to write home about. So is it true that KK Fosu is peeved because Ofori Amponsah did not pay tribute to him in his recent interview with another entertainment news paper in Accra? According to our rumor mail Ofori whose collaboration with Barosky, Kofi Nti and KK Fosu won him the highest ever awards in Ghana music history failed to acknowledge him but rather shower praises on somebody he has just worked with. “People should learn to be appreciative and stop the Wo Ye Maye a me sei midin” he said. Nsem wo world.
Is it also true that the management of Oman 107.1 Fm, a newly born radio station in Madina are also angry with Ofori Amponsah because the ace musician is reported to have said on another network that if no radio station play his music Peace Fm will play it and it will become a hit. The presenters according to sources close to our rumor corner indicate that the comment was not taken lightly by some of the workers of both radio and TV station. Ah well, time will tell.
DID BANDANA FIGHT KOD?
What am I hearing? Bandana fighting KOD? For what? What at all is getting into these guys? In fact it is a very bad behavior who for Bandana who has been KOD’s boy since day one. According to KOD he bore no grudge with Bandana.
“I was the one who even recommended him for the show” he said and disclosed that when Bandana started performing the microphone went off and all that I could see was he threw the microphone away and started insulting me that I don’t like him. It was a terrible experience. I have never been disrespected by any artist like this before in my life. I won’t forget it” the bemused season presenter declared.
BUKOM BANKU dot com
Eh! Bukom Banku is in the news again and this time not as a boxer but as a musician. His maiden album is rolling slowly in many a radio stations. I think it is a good start and I love his self confidence and ability to succeed. Yes, Banko eba lele. Hot ye mli.
Nat Kwabina Adisi alias Bola Ray formerly of Radio Universe, Top Radio and now Joy Fm AND HIS PRETTY Dorcas of ECOBANK Airport Branch last week Wednesday 3rd September 2007 celebrated their son’s B-day without the usual funfair and pomp. What else can the crew say than a happy belated birthday. May he grow to be 99….did I hear you asking what he will be in future?