- Michael Blackson has signed Ghanaian rapper Gambo under his record label Blackson Management
- Speaking on the award-winning podcast, Drink Champs, Blackson underlined the need to push Ghanaian music to the globe and unveiled Gambo as his latest artiste
- Blackson expressed his willingness to contribute to Ghanaian music and help artistes reach their full potential
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US-based Ghanaian comedian Michael Blackson has announced his latest signing on his label Blackson Management, Ghanaian rapper Gambo. He made the announcement during an appearance on the award-winning Drink Champs Podcast.
The comedian and entrepreneur emphasized the importance of promoting Ghanaian music, noting that the country lacked the same level of global recognition as Nigeria in the music space.
Gambo, who Blackson described as "talented, hardworking, God-fearing, and capturing the attention of any and every audience," was unveiled during the podcast episode. Blackson also took to Twitter to share a video of the unveiling, asking fans whether he should take Gambo to Roc Nation or Def Jam.
Ghanaians admired Blackson's decision to focus on promoting Ghanaian music and hailed it as a welcome development for the country's music industry.
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Blackson pointed out that while Nigerian music has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, Ghanaian music has struggled to gain the same level of recognition.
The comedian felt that, with the backing of his Blackson Management, Gambo could be the artiste to change that.
Fans of both Blackson and Gambo have taken to social media to express their excitement about the announcement.
Ameyaw Debrah Expresses Excitement Over Michael Blackson Signing Gambo
Ameyaw Debrah, a well-respected journalist and blogger, spoke to YEN.com.gh and expressed excitement about Gambo's new management, saying he looks forward to how things will pan out.
I think it is a good thing that Michael Blackson has signed Gambo, although he (Blackson) has yet to do much in the music space. But because of his positioning and network in the US, I am sure he can pull some strings to help anybody he signs. He said
Influential Folks Managing Artistes Is A Plus
Ameyaw added that influential figures like Blackson managing Ghanaian artistes could go a long way to help their careers. He pointed out that their connections and influence could have massive impacts on the careers of artistes. He said:
I think it can give leverage to the musicians, but it is necessary to know what the terms are so that later we do not hear cases of cheating and betrayal. But that aside, whatever opportunities such influential people create should not be taken for granted because it is essential to tap into every connection and every audience.
Ghanaians Praise Michael Blackson
Thank you for the endless support, Blackson. I just hope they don’t blacklist you for America is very concerned when you making money in their country yet spending it in another country.
You are trying so hard to put Ghana on the world stage. May your dream and vision be a reality.
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Michael Blackson Buys Out Tomato Sellers
In another story, Michael Blackson, met two tomato sellers by the roadside and decided to buy all the tomatoes on sale.
Michael asked how much the items cost and gave them a cash equivalent without taking any, and told them to go home and rest.
The kind gesture pleased the women greatly as they thanked Michael and showered him with praise.
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