Treadstone: Patapaa's Akwaaba featured in top US series

Treadstone: Patapaa's Akwaaba featured in top US series

Ghana's award-winning afrobeat song 'Akwaaba' has been featured as one of the theme songs in the top American TV series, Treadstone.

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The 'Akwaaba' hit song which was produced by Guilty Beatz, featuring Ghanaian rappers Pappy Kojo and Patapaa, and Nigerian singer Mr Eazi, was played in the 5th episode of the first season of the Treadstone series which was released on November 12, 2019.

Guilty Beatz's Akwaaba song was the theme song for one of the scenes which was shot in Elmina at the Central Region of Ghana.

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The episode saw some of the major characters of the series flying down to Ghana and moving to the Central region for some fantastic scenes.

In one of the scenes, the character Tara Coleman, played by Tracy Ifeachor, attended a Ghanaian funeral to meet a friend who was dancing 'adowa' at one of Ghanaian's coastal communities.

The two later moved to a bar and were seen drinking one of Ghana's most famous alcoholic beverages. Tara later moved to Elmina, where the antique Elmina Castle had been beautifully converted into a prison.

The prison had Ghanaian inmates and wardens moving around. She was later seen driving around the coastal town. The entire Ghana scene lasted over 20 minutes.

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Treadstone is an American action drama television series, connected to and based on the Bourne film series. It is an action-packed thriller set amidst a CIA Black Ops program.

It follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously ‘awakened’ to resume their deadly missions.

Though the principal recording of the series was done in Budapest, several scenes were shot from locations around the world including Ghana.

In other news, 38 years after the demise of the legendary reggae singer Bob Marley, he has been ranked to be part of the top-earning dead celebrities in the world.

Bob Nesta Marley bags a gross earning of $20 million annually from his numerous musical works, his House of Marley products including headphones, speakers and turntables.

He is noted for producing timeless reggae tunes like 'One Love', 'No Woman No Cry', 'Africa Unite', 'Redemption Song' and Natural Mystic among others. Even in death, the works of Bob Marley still live on.

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