|Launched||August 28, 2014|
|Language||English , French|
WatsUp TV started as a single TV Show, and is currently a continental entertainment series of TV shows made for the Pan African Bilingual community and shown on various television channels founded by Abd Traore.It was ranked the 9th most influential program on social media in Ghana in 2014 , the 2nd most influential TV program in on social media in Ghana in 2015 , and the most influential program on social media in Ghana in 2016.
Abd Traore is a Guinean entertainment entrepreneur and television executive who is founder and CEO of WatsUp TV, WatsUp Magazine, 369 Live and Shob Group.
The WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards (WAMVA) was launched on 29 September 2016 in Accra, Ghana.On December 28, 2016, winners of the maiden edition of the Awards were announced in a ceremony that hosted industry players and the media. The Awards were also widely recognized and acknowledged by recipients across the continent.
WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards is an award presented by the TV channel WatsUp TV to honor the best in the African music videos scene.
The CEO of WatsUp Co, Mr Abd Traore launched its sister company named WatsUp Magazine on 14th March 2018, an Entertaiment Music Magazine and its first edition was covered by Afro beat highlife Ghanaian Artist Bisa Kdei.
Ronald Kwaku Dei Appiah better known by his stage name Bisa Kdei is a Ghanaian native solo singer and record producer from Eastern Region.
The show was launched on 28 August 2014 at the High Gate Hotel in Accra, followed by a public performance by the International Football Freestyler Iya Traoreat the Marina Mall.
In July 2016, WatsUp TV launched in Guinea Conakry on Evasion Guinee TV, which airs on Canal +.
In 2018, WatsUp TV hosted the 66th annual Legon Hall Concert which was headlined by Mayorkunand hosted Le Planet Concert in Burkina Faso which was also headlined by Ghanaian Acts, EL and Epixode and Ibah One from Mali .
Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, known professionally as Mayorkun, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and pianist. He was discovered on Twitter by Davido when he posted a cover of one of Davido's "The Money" featuring Olamide. He was later signed to Davido's DMW in 2016 and released his first single called "Eleko".
WatsUp TVcurrently boasts four unique shows on multiple TV channels. The WatsUp TV content features music videos from Africa, interviews with celebrities and industry players across the African Continent with custom-made entertainment. They are:
This show aired on Viasat 1every Saturday 1 P.M. and streams segments such as:
The African Hit aired on Viasat 1 every Monday at 4:30 pm and covers songs and entertainment from across the 54 countries in Africa. Segments include:
The Top 10 Naija, Franco Vibes, and GH aired on GHone TV every Saturday at 4:30 pm, and is an epic Video Playlist program of top chart Videos that trended during the week in focus.
Currently, WatsUp TV is airing on the following channels:
Nasibu Abdul Juma, popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist and dancer from Tanzania. He has had several hit songs including "Number One" which he featured Nigerian artist Davido. Diamond won numerous awards at Channel O and the HiPipo Music Awards. He performed at the Big Brother Africa 7 eviction show in May 2012. Diamond is considered influential among his fans, and is said to be the most loved and decorated East and Central African artist at the moment. He is believed to be the highest selling Tanzanian artist of ringtones by mobile phone companies in 2013, as well as being among the artists earning the highest income in the African Great Lakes region's music industry.
Deborah Owusu-Bonsu is a Ghanaian television presenter, model and academic, of Akan origin who is currently presenting for television network E.tv Ghana.
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., is a Ghanaian-born producer and reggae-dancehall musician. He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale, formerly Bandana. His best known song is "Dancehall King", which led to winning the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Ghana Music Awards. Wale is also an actor, having appeared in the films Never Say Never,The trial of Shatta Wale and Shattered Lives.
Yemi Eberechi Alade, simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single "Johnny".
Iya Traore, is a Guinean footballer and freestyler who has been featured in Guinness World Records three times. He is currently based in Paris where he features on TV shows, reality TV shows, music videos and commercials.
"god MC" is a hip hop song by Ghanaian artist M.anifest released on June 30, 2016. The single comes off after the Makaa Maka rapper announced his upcoming album, titled Nowhere cool. The song humorously features popular actor "Kwadwo Nkansah - Liwin"’s comedy skit "I can't think far.."
Samuel Adu Frimpong popularly known as Medikal is Ghanaian hip hop musician. Medikal and Sarkodie had the highest nominations for the 2017 edition of the Ghana Music Awards. New signing Artiste/ Amg Ruzevelt
Jay Foley, popularly known as Foley, is a radio and television presenter in Ghana who is known for representing Ghana to cover the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards. He was appointed as the manager of a Ghanaian high-life singer, Bisa Kdei.
Mista Shaw is a Ghanaian musician and the remaining half of former iconic music duo PhootPrintz.
Rajab Abdul Kahali is a Tanzanian musician, songwriter and dancer who goes by the stage name Harmonize. He was born in Mtwara, Tanzania. He records for music label WCB Wasafi Record, which is under Diamond Platnumz leadership. He is well known for his hit song "kwa ngwaru", featuring Diamond Platnumz. He featured Rich Mavoko on his song "Show Me". He was included in MTV Base's "Ones to Watch for 2017" in Africa.
Benjamin Garzy Mensah, professionally known as Mix Master Garzy, is a Ghanaian record producer, sound engineer, disc jockey and singer.
Francesca Duncan Williams is a Ghanaian-born British Indie rock, Alternative rock, highlife and afrobeat artist. She gained recognition following the release of her single "Jeje", which features dancehall artist Shatta Wale and Afezi Perry. She released her official debut single titled "Kro Kro No". This was followed by the singles "YiWani" and "Kofi".
Xbills Ebenezer is a Ghanaian music video director, and filmmaker. He is the founder and CEO of Xpress Philms, a production company that specialises in production of film, television, and music video. Xbills has directed music videos for recording artists across an array of genres, including Bisa Kdei, Shatta Wale, Becca, Kofi Kinaata, Edem, Eazzy, Gurunkz,VVIP, Obrafour, Dobble, AK Songstress, Tic Tac, Sarkodie, Jupiter,and more.
Isaac Adu Mensah, professionally known as Yaw Skyface, is a Ghanaian filmmaker, director and cinematographer. His debut film Door 2 Door was met with mostly positive reviews upon its release in 2017.
Henry George Blagogee professionally known as Flyboy Geesus, is a Ghanaian hip hop recording artist, performer and songwriter from Tema. He is the other half of former iconic music duo PhootPrintz.