- Ghanaian singer and songwriter SSUE is set to release a new EP titled Bambaya Fire
- The EP which features Pat Thomas will be released in Europe on October 23, and in Ghana on October 30
- Ahead of the release, SSUE has been receiving high praise from music industry players
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Ghanaian singer and songwriter SSUE, born Sussana Serwaa Amoakohene, is set to release a new EP titled Bambaya Fire.
SSUE's EP which has seven tracks in total is scheduled to be released in Europe Friday, October 23, 2020, at a ceremony in London, United Kingdom.
After the launch in Europe, SSUE will hold a virtual launch at the Virtual Hub at East Legon in Accra to release the EP in Ghana.
Ahead of the official release, the Bambaya Fire and SSUE's overall performance as a musician has received rave reviews from top industry players.
Legendary Highlife musician Pat Thomas who featured on SSUE's Bome Nkomode single released earlier in 2020 has described the experience of singing with SSUE as refreshing.
The SSUE-Pat Thomas has been so good that Rikki Stein, a music manager from London who was once the personal manager of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has described it as a breakthrough.
“I always knew that a collaboration with a legendary artist such as Pat Thomas will be a breakthrough for SSUE," he said of the song.
Another Ghanaian music veteran Gyedu Blay Ambolley who has shared stage with SSUE and her Ananse Band on many occasions also speaks highly of her calling her an exciting performer who’s lively on-stage presence transcends into her recordings.
SSUE's soon-to-be-released EP features a re-arranged version of South African trumpet legend Hugh Masekela’s Market Place song.
And the world–acclaimed Ghanaian percussionist Okyerema Asante who performed several times with Masekela, thanked SSUE for helping to keep the trumpeter’s legacy alive saying he loves the young lady's version.
Bibie Brew, a Ghanaian singing sensation in France for many years, who groomed SSUE into who she is says it is no surprise because:
"SSUE is my baby and I have high hopes for her. She should keep up her sizzling sound.”
American jazz pianist, Benito Gonzalez who featured SSUE while playing with Okyerema Asante in Accra a few years ago says:
“SSUE has a unique voice and very versatile. She can sing anything thrown at her. Great efforts.”
For Paakay Holdbrook-Smith, a Ghanaian international music promoter who has worked with Osibisa, Manu Dibango, Angelique Kidjo and others, SSUE’s music is good enough to make the world music charts.
Acting President of the Musicians Union of Ghana and keyboardist for Osibisa Band, Bessa Simons, is over the moon about SSUE’s vocal capabilities and is eager to feature her on his next recording.
Multiple Grammy-nominated world-renowned composer,guitarist, vocalist, producer and blues legend Vasti Jackson, is also and admirer of SSUE.
“What a voice! She is very beautiful and has a powerful voice, soulful sound that’s sweet and energetic. Her interpretation of the lyrics convinces you that she lives the story she is singing.You can hear traditional elements in her performance and she sounds fresh and engaging in the presentation of contemporary stylings.”
With so much happening for her now, SSUE’s list of fans in Ghana and elsewhere can only grow with the release of her EP.
Bambaya Fire was recorded at Black Note Studio in Accra and produced by Lahai Samurai (Sierra Leone) and Mobeatz Bangr (Chicago, USA).
Legendary music producer Zapp Mallet mixed the EP before it was mastered by Kai Blankenberg at Skyline Tonfabrik in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Kofi Amoakohene and Henry Holdbrook-Smith were the Executive Producers.
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