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  • Writer's pictureDaniel Dadson


Former MUSIGA president who is one of Ghana's gospel greats Diana Hopeson has been featured on a global Christmas collaboration by BJ Sam a Nigerian singer songwriter and Hollywood music producer.

BJ Sam set the record as the first artiste to feature music acts from every corner of the globe, in his newly released song, Merry Christmas. A sneak peek of the song’s visual reveals a global assemblage of over 22 music icons from different race, colour and creed united and singing joyfully in harmony offering their Yuletide wishes in their various native tongue.

The featured vocalists, include Hollywood Oscar nominee, Paul Raci, who just premiered his new films "The Mother" with Jennifer Lopez and “Butcher's Crossing" with Nicholas Cage; Bollywood star Jaspinder Narula; Ghanaian legendary Singer Diana Hopeson the former President of Musicians Union of Ghana; Grammy member Dona Maria; Monaco international ballet star/actress-singer Lorena Baricalla; French singer Thieriki, Japanese actor SHINRYU, Australian screen legend Greg Poppleton, Brazilian songstress Nina Ximenes, Moroccan vocalist Meryem, and New Zealand singer Eddie Simon.

Among the musicians are Swedish acclaimed music icons Magnus Rosen and Mikael Erlandsson, Singapore violinist Eileen Chai; American multi- instrumentalist John Heinrich who has played for most of the American music icons including Louis Armstrong, award-winning pianist and journalist for York Times Charu Suri, Canadian drummer Chad Melchert, German guitarist Klaus Vanscheidt, French multi-instrumentalist Pierre Baillot. A truly global assembly with a truly global sound – quite distinctive and an admirable departure from the usual Christmas fare.

Pat Weaver, the Head of Production for Warner Chappell Production Music (WCPM), also reach out to BJ Sam after listening to the song and said that Warner Music is interested in purchasing the material.

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