We are glad to be back hosting events at our space albeit with a few changes and adjustments. Our last event before the lock down was all the way back in February. Who knew things would change this much.
Since then, we just had an EP listening session with our very good friend & dope artist Temple GH. If you’ve ever been to one of the listening sessions at our space, you’ll realise we are all about the experience & HUMAN interaction.
You can check out the first video released from the EP. A personal favourite here at Lokko House, Bars for Days. Wooo!
This time around we had to observe social-distancing protocols, sanitising of hands & nose mask/face shield wearing. But that didn’t spoil the fun one bit. Temple came through with back to back bars, punchlines, deep dope lyrics and a witty play with words. He also doubles as a DJ, not rap though, but house music.
We sent out invites to a few folk we were sure would most definitely show up (we didn’t want a super packed place). All in all it was a cool event. A chance for us to relive those times we use to have mad linkups before now.
On the last Friday of January our buddies from Accra city nice hosted a listening session with pioneering afrobeats producer Gafacci. He shared some songs off his latest extended-play titled “Face the wall”. The EP is a five track body of work that give us a glimpse into immense and diverse talent the famous producer has for his craft.
A man of many talents, Gafacci told a rather somber story of the hurdles he had to overcome during the early phases of his music production career. A testament to the challenges music producers face in this part of the world; Gafacci took us back to the time when he had produced hits songs for artists like Dee Money, D-Black, Chase and the like yet had nothing concrete to show for in terms of financial stability. The place he lived at the time was directly opposite the wall of the L.A presby school, where students would shout out his name whenever they see him pass by(him being famous & all). Hence the idea behind the name of the EP “Face the Wall“
He also touched on the business side of music and what is takes to thrive in the industry. Alluding to the fact that he gets 90% of his revenue from online music company bandcamp, he encouraged folks in his line of profession to know how to use whatever tools that are at their disposal to monetize their work. “Producers in this space who are respected are those who know how the politics within the system works”, he said. Also, the interactions with the audience birthed a vague idea of a platform for various producers across the country showcasing their music for like-minded folks.
As usual Maweuna & co held down the fort nicely, asking really interesting questions, and engaging with the audience too. All in all it was a fun night with drinks and laughter all round. We are so looking forward to the next listening session CHALE!
Our team in collaboration with our cultural influencer friends from Accra City Nice put together a playlist listening session dubbed “Hip-Hop in Ghana playlist”. The idea was to have a block-party style listening session where the audience gets to jam and rave to mad Hip-Hop tunes. Turns out that’s exactly what happened; the situation was LIT!!. We had cool and virtually new acts like Kwadjo Spiri, Jo Esko, Yung Bazz among others come to perform much to the pleasure of the crowd. Temple of Pata Camp took us through some of his favourite Hip-Hop songs and kept the energy high with his dope freestyle performances. All in all, it was a really good event and the folks that came through left the place with a memorable experience etched in the back of their minds. A podcast of the discussion we had during the event is available on the Accra City Nice Soundcloud page.
We had a really interesting playlist session with yoga instructor Irene Donati of Yoga For Unicorns and the Queen of GH Soul, Ria Boss. They gave an insightful look into how yoga is practised (with a few breathing lessons obviously), a conversation on life, love & music as well as a smooth serenade from Ria Boss herself. It was a night of fun, music and drinks bringing the month of June to a beautiful end.
ACN> First person we called after listening to their collaboration was Ofoe Amegavie …the convo went something like this:
ACN: Chale Ofoe, the thing be hard, we for do listening party!
Ofoe: Lol, u feel the boys eh? No sweat, I go talk to them.
Fast forward couple of weeks later and we’re looking forward to as usual, great people, good vibes, amazing conversations and definitely the music! Let’s vibe.
We are proud to announce that we have made it to the 10 year mark! During this decade, we have been able to provide products, services and experiences as well as play a central part in the creative community that has been growing here in Ghana.
We would like to acknowledge your love and support during the years and we have put together the most amazing experience to say the biggest thank you to each and every one of you.
Lokkofied | a house party. 10am to 8pm. Lokko House
Next on the list we have our very own house party on December 22nd through to December 23rd, 2018 at the Lokko House premises, Osu. This will be the main event featuring a Lokko Food Court, Lokko Market, Lokko Live Music, Lokko Workshops, Lokko Sports & Games and Lokko Entertainment for the entire family. Activities start in the morning at 10:00am and ends with the TWC + Friends Rave through the night.
Lokko Food Court You’re going to eat! and eat well! As for that one you already know. There will be italian food, sandwiches, grills, khebabs, and the usual ghanaian delights. List of specific vendors will go up on our fb events page.
Lokko Workshops Beading Workshop with Muggs Jewellery
Tie and Dye workshop with Coazy57
Pottery for Kids with Happy
Lokko Market Lokko House has always felt very strongly about promoting and showcasing the best of local creativity. We’ve always looked out for the fresh and cutting edge, those that see things in their own way, making waves and daring change. We like to let you meet them too. To have a first-hand experience of what they’re about. That’s the Lokko Market. Vendors will be grouped into 3 batches; MORNING, AFTERNOON AND EVENING. There will be 10 tables per slot so a total of 30 vendors during the course of the day. You can always catch the rest in the shop!