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GRAND PAPA! Reggie Rockstone discusses Hiplife on VOA

Hiplife originator Reggie Rockstone (born Reginald Osei) has discussed the origins and influences of the internationally acclaimed music genre.
The VVIP member also engaged both international media outfits as  Al Jazeera & CNN on how the sound he created in the mid 90’s has actualised over the years.
The England-born Ghanaian will not only talk about Hiplife but would also use the opportunity to share with VOA’s global audience how his musical journey began and the Hiphop group he started with in the UK.
Born in England, the Grand Papa moved to Ghana in 1994, where he has been active in music ever since: first as a solo act, and then as member of veteran hiplife group VIP, now VVIP.
According to VOA’s Eugene Selorm Owusu, “Reggie wouldn’t just talk about how Hiplife started this time around. He will reveal to the world for the first time how the idea was hatched and what inspired it. Suffice it to say that he’s going to take a trip down memory lane.”
 The interview airs on the Music Time In Africa show, hosted by Dr. Heather Maxwell on Sunday, January 8 at 09:00 GMT, 15:00 GMT and 20:00 GMT on the VOA Radio, which can be accessed in Accra Ghana on 98.1 FM and www.voanews.comacross the globe.
A repeat broadcast is scheduled for Friday, January 13 at 21:00 GMT and Saturday, January 14 at 09:00 GMT, 15:00 GMT and 20:00 GMT respectively.

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