A new online radio has been created in Accra – News
A new online radio called Oroko was established in Accra, Ghana.
Recently, the station announced that it was “ready to kick things off” and showcase its roster of residents in an Instagram post.
The message reads: “We are kicking things off with 70 residents, representing 15 countries, 4 continents and 10 languages, of which over 50% are based in Ghana.
“Our residents’ shows span a wide range of formats: from exchanges around building sustainable creative communities, to celebrating the world’s heritage of black music, and showcasing record labels.”
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The full list of names has residents of 15 countries, but more than 50% of them are Ghanaians.
The list includes names such as Karen Nyame KG, MenziHagan, Jaymie Silk, Blaq Pages, Rvdical The Kid and Oroko co-founder Kikelomo.
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The London collective Crudo Voltawho made a documentary on the Ghanaian music scene in 2018, will also host a show.
Throughout December, the station also held a series of female DJ workshops in Accra led by their co-founder Kikelomo.
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Oroko Radio’s name comes from the word ‘Àrokò’ – a form of non-verbal communication traditionally used in pre-literate Yoruba society.
As explained on the Station Instagramthe term predates the arrival of Europeans on the African continent, and this form of communication was used to convey information about everything.
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Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag’s digital intern, follow her on Twitter