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Music of Monday, 7 May 2012

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com

VIP Makes Waves On MTV With Their New Video

Ghana’s award-winning trio, VIP’s latest video for its hot song titled ‘Pampana’, featuring EL, has been aired on international platform, MTV Base.

The video was premiered yesterday Tuesday May 1 for the first time to thousands of MTV Base viewers across the world. The video has so far been adjudged VIP’s best. It is a drift from the group’s previous videos and its standards are just amazing.

It boasts of very good concept, pictures, wow performances and great output in general. No wonder it has found its way on MTV Base. Ahead of the video premiere at 2:30 yesterday, the international TV network carried an exclusive article about VIP on its website: www.mtviggy.com with the title, ‘Where We Come From: Ghana’s VIP Reps Hiplife Roots Worldwide’.

It talked about the group’s beginning and its exploits in the African music industry as well its contribution to hiplife music in Ghana. The article is generating a lot of excitement on the web, with many people sharing their opinions via comments and showing support for hiplife music.

VIP is currently in the US as part of its ‘Vision Tour’ to move its career to the next level. The group was together with D’wayne Wiggins at KPFA RADIO, Oakland, California to talk about working on a project together D’wayne Wiggins is the founding member of Tony! Toni! Toné.

The group had 14 Billboard-charting R&B singles, including five number one hits, three top ten pop singles, one gold album, two platinum albums and one double platinum album. The group sold over six million albums during its career and toured internationally from 1998 through 2008.

VIP was also at Stanford University in California as part of Afrique Fest. Afrique Fest is a festival geared towards highlighting and celebrating the culture and artistic presence of African peoples in the world.

Afrique Fest will serve as the kick-off event for the Stanford African Students’ Association (SASA)’s annual Africa Week. The headliner for this year’s festival is VIP. ?

The day’s other festivities include music performances, art, crafts, face painting, food vendors, and raffles. VIP will use the opportunity talk to students about Africa. VIP is expected to perform at other shows as part of the tour.

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