Ben T. Y. Chijioke

It started, with the living legend – Gyedu Blay Ambolley, stringing words together. Rhythmically, cleverly to high life and Afrobeat.

Suns to moons, moons to suns, and then boarding school time. 2 hours from home in Accra Town to Somanya for 5 years. A likkle yute, for staycation to acquire discipline, burning the midnight oil and “akorla boni nsem” (naughtiness).

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Yussef @ XOYO for jazzed

An evening were the queue snaked to no tunnel view.

We were finally in, our turn, we ascend down in XOYO. Piqued ears to learn about jazzed and a live show to. Its launch, a streaming platform service of Jazz and Jazz influenced music.

In a space of orange diagonal and blue straight lines, shades of light. The crowd stood in pockets of dark shadows and light silhouettes

The lady DJ, pulling audio shots, fades to black, a slice in differing groovy and soulful rhythms.

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