Entertainment of Friday, 19 August 2016
Bola Ray, KOD, Berla Mundi up for 2016 Glitz Style Awards
The list of nominations for the 2016 Glitz Africa Style Awards have been released by the organizers.
The award scheme celebrates and recognizes true inspirational creativity, success and contributions to the Fashion and style industry in Ghana annually.
Berla Mundi was nominated in two categories ‘Most Stylish TV Personality of the Year‘ and ‘Most Stylish Radio Personality of the Year‘, and KOD in the ‘Most Stylish Radio Personality of the Year‘ category.
The awards will be held on September 10, 2016 at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel.
Full list of nominations below.
Most Stylish Radio Personality of the Year
Most Stylish TV personality of the Year
Most Stylish Business Executive
Kwabena Anokye Adisi – Bola Ray
Kwame Bediako – CHEDDAR
Model of the Year
Julee Djoulde Bocoum
Stylist of the Year
Emerging Designer of the Year
House of Paon
Most Stylish Movie Star of the Year
Zynnell Lydia Zuh
Designer of the Year
Abrantie The Gentleman
Red Carpet Designer Award
Best Dressed Celebrity on the Red Carpet
Nana Akua Addo
Zynell Lydia Zuh
Fashion Blog of the Year
Most Stylish Music Artist of the Year
Fashion Photographer of the Year
Best Individual Style
Akuma Mama Zimbi
Diamond Appiah jumps to the defence of Obinim
Touch Bishop Obinim and you will surely hear something from singer Diamond Appiah.
She has released an audio, which is full of unkind words because Ghanaians are talking against Bishop Obinim’s act of punishing his children.
Diamond defending the Bishop asked Ghanaians to stop talking ill about the man of God.
The actress cum philanthropist advised Ghanaians to search for job instead of sitting behind TV everyday, to find news from the founder and leader of the International Godsway Church.
According to her, she would not talk against any act which happens at a church she does not attend so she finds it worrying to hear people poke their noses in the affairs of her church when members of International Godsway Church have no problem with the man of God’s act.
Listen to her audio below:
Entertainment of Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Mahama didn’t give me GHC5000 – Wayoosi
Actor Wayoosi has reacted to reports that president John Dramani Mahama donated an amount of GHC5,000 to support him when he was on his sick bed.
The Kumawood star who was discharged from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi days ago speaking on New Mercury in the Garden City disclosed that it was rather the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare who delegated some industry players to give him the amount but not the first gentleman of the land as it was reported.
“Let me clear this issue. It is not true that the president gave me GHC5,000. What happened was that, James Twumasi Ankrah and Rocksone informed Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare about my sickness.
It was the woman who brought me GHC5,000. As for president Mahama, it was Mr. Beautiful who told me that the man says he wants to help me by taking me abroad for a transplant. I didn’t hear from the man himself but Mr. Beautiful told me that” Wayoosi told Eugene Moratt, the host.
Joseph Nana Osei Kofi as known in real life later thanked the minister for her kind gesture she showed him when he was on his sick.
“Let me use this opportunity to thank the woman. This is what we call surprise. The woman really surprised me. God richly bless her”
President Mahama was reported to have donated the said amount to the actor when he was admitted at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
Clement Bonney aka Br. Beautiful who confirmed that donation said the President made the donation through the Ministry of Tourism.
Kennedy Agyapong has ‘political malaria’ – Ekow Micah
Highlife and Reggae artiste, Ekow Micah, has spoken against the political behaviour of Assin North MP and owner of Oman FM, Kennedy Kwame Ohene Agyapong.
Ekow in an interview with Hitz FM’s Prince Tsegah questioned why some politicians do not respect their esteemed personalities.
The angry musician talked strongly against Kennedy’s accusation that the current chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Charlotte Ama Osei got appointed as EC boss after having sex with some bigwigs in government.
He further stated that the boss of Kencity Media is suffering from “political malaria”.
“Something is really eating me up and I can never refuse to shut up on this. I’m talking about the way some politicians have chosen not to respect themselves.
Recently, I heard honorable Kennedy Agyapong saying that the EC boss gained her appointment from sex, which means the woman, is a prostitute. This is what this big man is saying and up till date there hasn’t been any proof.
I was going through whatever it is on the internet then I came across another story after saying all these things that he came back to retract his words that he is a joker and that it was a joke.
How can such person make a joke, a whole parliamentarian. Can you listen to what he is saying and can the parliamentarians themselves hear what the man is saying and nothing is being done about it?
To we the citizens you are trying to say all the parliamentarians are jokers because if you are a joke and you are siting over there, then the council is a whole whatever.
With these things that some of the politicians have been doing, insults and unnecessary talks like what Kennedy Agyapong has been saying, this is what I call political malaria.
Kennedy Agyapong is suffering from political malaria” Ekow Micah said.
Amanda Afriyie breaks silence on sex tape saga
Wife of Ghanaian footballer Afriyie Acquah, Amanda, has finally decided to break her silence on the leaked sex tape issue that hit social and mainstream media some months ago.
On how the nude video got leaked, Amanda said, “So I was in Germany when I received a call from a friend about the leak thing. Immediately, I just went down on my knees and was like oo God, this year too? I couldn’t just help it because I’ve been through a lot in this current relationship.”
She also disclosed that she will never and ever send nude photo or video to her partner. And this, according to her, is because she wouldn’t know where her partner’s phone would be in the next minute.
“If I’m even given a million dollars to send nude photo or video, even without my face, I won’t. I’m not gonna do that anymore because of the experiences that I’ve been through; because you might not know where your partner’s phone would be in the next minute,” she argued.
Amanda had this advice to all and sundry: “If you’ve not been through something like this, you would still enjoy sending nude photos out there. Prevention is better than cure. If I had met someone to advise me on this, I’m not sure I would have gone through all these bad moments in life. I’ve learnt my lessons,” she ended.
Entertainment of Tuesday, 9 August 2016
President Mahama hasn’t given me a house or car – Tracy Boakye
Kumawood actress cum movie producer Tracey Boakye who shot campaign commercial for president John Dramani Mahama ahead of this year’s general election has denied allegation that the first gentleman of the land has given her a car and house in Kumasi.
Tracey in an interview with Dave Hammer on Hello FM in Kumasi asked Ghanaians to rubbish any information that NDC has given her these assets because there is no iota of truth in it. According to her, she moved into her house before she planned to shoot a commercial for the president and his party.
“Dave Hammer you’ve known me for long and you know that I’ve been driving for many years in my own car so nobody should say that the president has bought me a car. They say I’m dating a certain regional minister, I don’t even know him. I went to surf for his picture after I heard the rumour that I was dating him.
Please I moved to my new house before the video was shot.” Tracey cleared the air.
She also made it clear to Dave Hammer on the show that she shot the campaign commercial without taking cash from the president or the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) .
Watch Tracey Boakye and her co-actress, Gloria Kani’s campaign commercial for president John Dramani Mahama below:
My parents were against decision to do radio’ – Bola Ray
Chief Executive Officer for EIB Network, Nathaniel Kwabena Adisi popularly known in showbiz as BOLA RAY has disclosed that his parents never liked the idea of becoming a radio presenter after reading finance at the university.
Bola says he however insisted on doing radio because he had so much passion for the job.
Kwabena Adisi was speaking on Abusua fm’s midmorning program, Abusua Mmre jointly hosted by Mr. Katah and Nana Hemaa.
Bola Ray was recounting his fifteen years’ experience as the most listened to host of drive time show in Accra and arguably in the country.
The CEO of EIB Network also revealed that he had constant misunderstandings with his parents because they never supported the idea of becoming a radio presenter.
“My parents were against my decision of doing radio…I read finance and accounting in school and so they thought I should join the white color profession and make some good money from the corporate world,” he said. “I was not so much concerned with the idea of money because I had bigger ambitions than immediate financial gains.”
“I had our eyes on the big prize. That’s why I want to tell the youth that there are no shortcuts to success. There are no short routes to riches. I believe you have to pay your dues. You need to be focused, ambitious, and brilliant at what you do and it will come,” he stated.
Bola Ray finally dropped the microphone last Friday as host of Starr Drive which coincided with his 15th anniversary as the Don of drive time in Ghana. He subsequently handed the baton over to one of Accra’s most talented drive time hosts, Giovani Elolo Caleb.
Sharing the challenging moments of his career, Bola Ray said he used to walk from Agbogbloshie to Legon because he closed late from work at Radio Universe and could not afford to pay for taxi.
“I didn’t see that to be a problem. Sometimes you close and there are market women as well as those who come to sell at bush canteen and they’re going home so you help some of them…because you want company.”
Below are awards Nathaniel Kwabena Adisi has won over the years of his career as broadcaster.
2009 – 3G Magazine Awards – Excellence in Radio & Television
2010 – Radio & Television Personality Awards – Radio Programme of the Year
2010 – Vector Recognition Award – Professional Radio Presenter of the Year
2011 – Radio & Television Personality Awards – Radio Programme of the Year
2012 – City People’s Awards – Showbiz Personality of the Year (Ghana)
2014 – Ghana’s Most Influential Awards – 4th Most Influential Personality
2014 – City People’s Awards – Ghana’s Biggest Showbiz Executive
2015 – Annual GN Awards – Ghana’s Favourite Celebrity
2015 – Annual GN Awards – Ghana’s Favourite Male Radio Presenter
2015 – Breaking Barriers Africa Project – Best Young Entrepreneur in Innovation/Media Development
2015 – Radio & Television Personality Awards – Best Late Afternoon Show Host
2015 – GUBA Awards – International Media & Entertainment Personality of the Year 2015 – Christian Philanthropist Awards – Recognition by the Christian Philanthropist Forum 2015 – Exclusive Men’s Magazine – 5th Edition Cover Man
Source: Bernice Owusuwaa – Ghanaweb
I feel liberated by my baldhead – Hamamat Montia
Former Miss Malaika winner Hamamat Montia in a new photo on her photo-sharing page, Instagram, has been spotted with an all baldhead.
With her new look, she captioned the photo “Change is inevitable. It’s what life is about. You need to change to attract change. It all starts with you. I feel so happy and free inside. Thank you for being a big part of it”.
In another video, she excitedly explains how she feels liberated by her new look.
See her posts below:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BI0exVUgu-l/embed/captioned/?v=7https://www.instagram.com/p/BI0gNr5g3Fw/embed/captioned/?v=7Entertainment of Thursday, 4 August 2016
Daasebre Gyamenah imitated my style – Pozo
Barely a week ago the music fraternity and the entire nation was hit with the sudden demise of Ghana‘s renowned high life singer Daasebre Gyamenah at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Frank Mensah Pozo in a phone in interview with DJ Murphy Lee has disclosed that the late celebrated High life artist copied his style of music.
The Ebony award winner told listeners, Daasebre was a good, kind and loving young man who was passionate about his music.
He was always ready to learn and implement things he learnt into his music, Pozo added.
He further went on to disclose, Mr Mark Okraku Mantey then manager of the deceased used to visit the studio where he recorded most of his songs and from there he noticed the “Korkookor” hit maker had copied and used his style of singing into perfection.
“Daasebre and I were good friends, in fact he was a brother”. We were in the studio working on a new song together, Frank Mensah Pozo stated with a heavy heart.
Bola Ray to quit Starr Drive ?
Media mogul and radio presenter Bola Ray is expected to quit Starr Drive today.
Unconfirmed report reaching ghlinks.net indicate that Bola Ray will bring his career as host of the drive time show on Starr 103.5 FM to an end.
The information also revealed that he will officially hand over to Giovanni Caleb.
Bola Ray already has 15 years of radio presence on his CV
Meanwhile Giovanni Elolo Caleb has for the past weeks been co-hosting Starr Drive with Anita Erskine-Amaizo.
Will keep you updated !!
Bibi Bright spits fire on visually impaired student
“Well, ask your mama what she was taking in when she was pregnant with you… There you have your answer!” actress Bibi Bright responds to a visually impaired person.
The ace actress cum producer and writer took to her twitter handle to reply to a letter on her recent comments that ‘Human beings are ‘manufactured goods’ and not God’s handiwork.
Bibi in a recent interview with Delay indicated that God’s creation is awesome and perfect without mistake, hence physically challenged persons cannot also be said to be products of God’s creation.
She disclosed that “When someone is disabled, that person cannot be said to be God’s creation; but was rather born.”
In a bid to response to Bibi’s comment, a visually impaired student averred that the ‘Lost in the Glory’ actress failed to identify that birth or creation ensues before future incidence hence ‘manufactured goods’ can encounter complications in life.
LETTER TO BIBI BRIGHT – BY VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENT
Dear Bibi Bright, I watched your interview with Delay few days ago and I wish to register my thoughts on the comments you made in distinguishing creation from birth.
To begin with, you failed to recognize that birth or creation happens before future occurrences like accidents or even illness.
A beautiful creation, or what you would like to call a manufactured good can encounter hurdles in life that can alter the initial appearance. For instance, a girl’s face can be sprayed with acid by her boyfriend and her face would get disfigured.
Or more, a boy could be involved in an accident and may have to get some member of his cut off to save his life. even you, a beautiful actress can lose your beauty and charm if………
So please review your notes, madam. Speak for yourself as a manufactured good. All is beautiful before the sight of the ultimate creator. Have you forgotten that the same God said he knew us before we were born? Surely, then there must have been some creation before birth. Even manufacturers design their models before actually moulding them. Tell me you don’t practice your lines before going on set and I’ll equally tell you that you are not a perfect actress.
Bibi bright, if you respect the creation power of God, please leave him to be the ultimate judge of what is perfect.
Nina Efedi Okoroafor
Visually impaired student,
University of Ghana.
BIBI BRIGHT’S RESPONSE TO THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENT
Bibi’s reply to my letter to her on twitter :
You got some nerves to send me a message….. It’s my views if you don’t like it then keep your views to yourself!! Stay out of my dm’s…. Stay in your box brain and leave me to be in my open mind.. Never ever in your life dm me again! Thank you! And visually impaired? Well ask your mama what she was taking in when she was pregnant with you… There you have your answer! You left your number for? FOH!!
Click ‘Photos’ to see screen shots of the letter and response.
General News of Friday, 29 July 2016
How Mzbel reacted to the Montie 3 imprisonment
Songstress Mzbel in a latest social media post has reacted to the the Supreme Court’s ruling on the three personalities involved in the Montie FM case after they were sent to the cooler to four months.
Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn all belonging to the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and talk show host Salifu Maase aka ‘Mugabe’ were jailed Wednesday after they were found guilty for issuing death threats to judges of the Supreme Court.
They were also fined Ghc10,000 each and if they fail to pay the fine by close of work Thursday July 28, 2016, they will each serve an additional one month term in prison.
The star songstress wrote;
A youngman who could drive 150km/h without bursting a tyre,loaded his gun,walked to the castle to get information about the President’s movement on Sundays.He got all the needed information then moved straight to the church where the President worships to finish him.He was arrested with the loaded gun on him.The general outcry even from ardent critics of the President was that the excuse that the youngman was mentally sick was unacceptable that he must be jailed immediately.The President for days didn’t say a work till lion approached him to get his position.I was rendered stupid after his response.His absolute trust in God was perfectly exhibited before me,his forgiving heart landed on my feet and confidence in the very system he presides over maturedly displayed.He said emphatically that his existence on this surface earth depends on God,after all the young man was his brother-in-law then chuckled so if he want orphans in his home,he should execute his mission.He said that humorously because of the the BA connection.
Days after he stated his position openly,forgiving the guy and went on further to advise the operatives to ensure he receives the needed medical attention if necessary.Unknown to the public the President privately visited this youngman who wanted to finish him to see how he was responding to treatment.Many facts came up later but matured as the President and wife are,they managed that with dexterity.
The President was described as an armed robber by a presenter the NMC only enjoyed stories from the young man without stating emphatically his gross misconduct. We heard Gabby describe our noble judges as bunch of timid persons.We have three arms of Government with the executive per our arrangement,being the head so why the mischievous ebbs and flow.
I don’t want to touch seriously on the issue for now but I can tell this judges clearly here that the punishment inflicted on the young men and the owners of the media house will rather cause serious injury to the judiciary especially the apex court,it will heighten tension and will rather harden miscreants who may have calmed down because of the general atmosphere.The situation at the time the three judges cannot in any way be compared to this vastly improved system with our human right record surging up.We now have a well constituted political structure with effective institutions operating without suppression,the authority of the Supreme Court remains intact so why taking our minds back psychologically.
I have serious issues with what our friends said but haven’t we used a strong hammer to kill three harmless ants?
And to my friends in the media who are using vague legal technicalities to support the decision,please be careful,be very careful.I hold my bible to my chest reading from Psalm 35 and beloved you will one day cry blood over same treatment meted out to these guys.Attempts to gag journalists from opposition stable is crystal clear,they using insults,intimidation,machinations and conditioning to cow most you into submission.Never misinterpret the calmness the NDC is exhibiting,the system itself will soon react to these painful development engulfing the political space.
Musician Daasebre Gyamenah is dead
Information available to Peacefmonline.com indicates that contemporary High-Life music legend, Daasebre Gyamenah has died at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra early Friday morning.
A close family member disclosed to Peacefmonline.com.
The award winning artist according to the family was battling with some illness but couldn’t survive in the early hours of Friday.
Family members who confirmed the unfortunate incident said his condition was critical Thursday dawn and was found unconscious.
Biography of Daasebre Gyamenah
MANY are those who know ace highlife singer, Daasebre Gyamenah as “Ahoofe”, a name his fans gave him after the release of his hit song, “Ahoofe”, which literally means beautiful or the handsome one.
One other name that the singer has in his “portmanteau” that many of his fans may not know is Abubakar Siddiq.
Daasebre is a Muslim, and Abubakar Siddiq is his Islamic name.
“Daasebre was born into Islam. His late mother was a Muslim, who died when Daasebre was only five years old.
Daasebre was christened as Kojo Gyamenah and as a royal, he later added “Daasebre” to distinguish himself from others with the same name.
Later on in his life, he adopted the Islamic name in line with his faith.
“As a man of the people, Daasebre does not see why Christians and Muslims should be at each other’s throat over doctrinal differences.
And that is why he has separated his work from his religion to enable him to preach peace and morality to people from different religious backgrounds.
Daasebre was preparing to release a gospel album to underscore his love for God and also thank the Almighty for seeing him through the difficult times he faced in the London jail.
Entertainment of Thursday, 28 July 2016
Judges used a strong hammer to kill 3 harmless ants – Mzbel
Ghanaian musician, Mzbel, has spoken out on the decision to jail ‘Montie 3’ four months, for threatening the lives of Supreme Court justices.
Not surprisingly, Mzbel believes the verdict was too harsh, saying that the judges overreacted in jailing the three – describing the decision as ‘using a hammer to kill three harmless ants.
Read her unedited post below:
A young man who could drive 150km/h without bursting a tire, loaded his gun, youngman walked to the castle to get information about the President’s movement on Sundays.He got all the needed information then moved straight to the church where the President worships to finish him.
He was arrested with the loaded gun on him.The general outcry even from ardent critics of the President was the excuse that the young man was mentally sick was unacceptable that he must be jailed immediately.The President for days didn’t say a work till lion approached him to get his position.
I was rendered stupid after his response.His absolute trust in God was perfectly exhibited before m e,his forgiving heart landed on my feet and confidence in the very system he presides over matured displayed.
He said emphatically that his existence on this surface earth depends on Go d, after all the young man was his brother-in-law then chuckled so if he want orphans in his ho me,he should execute his mission.He said that humorously because of the BA connection.
Days after he stated his position ope n l y, forgiving the guy and went on further to advise the operatives to ensure he receives the needed medical attention if necessary.Unknown to the public the President privately visited this youngman who wanted to finish him to see how he was responding to treatment.Many facts came up later but matured as the President and wife a r e,they managed that with dexterity.
The President was described as an armed robber by a presenter the NMC only enjoyed stories from the young man without stating his gross misconduct emphatically. We heard Gabby describe our noble judges as a bunch of timid persons.We have three arms of Government with the executive per our arrangement, being the head so why the mischievous ebbs and flow.
I don’t want to touch seriously on the issue for, now, but I can tell this judges clearly here that the punishment inflicted on the young men and the owners of the media house will rather cause serious injury to the judiciary especially the apex court, it will heighten tension and will rather harden miscreants who may have calmed down because of the general atmosphere.The situation at the time the three judges cannot in any way be compared to this vastly improved system with our human right record surging up.We now have a well constituted political structure with effective institutions operating without suppress ion,the authority of the Supreme Court remains intact so why taking our minds back psychologically.
I have serious issues with what our friends said but haven’t we used a strong hammer to kill three harmless ants?
And to my friends in the media who are using vague legal technicalities to support the decision , please be carefu l,be very careful.I hold my bible to my chest reading from Psalm 35 and beloved you will one day cry blood over same treatment meted out to these guys.
Attempts to gag journalists from opposition stable is crystal clear,they using insults,intimidation,machinations and conditioning to cow most you into submission. Never misinterpret the calmness the NDC is exhibiting,the system itself will soon react to these painful development engulfing the political space.
Entertainment of Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Bukom Banku confesses to sleeping with sister
Maverick boxer Braimah Kamoko popularly known as Bukom Banku has reportedly confessed his “sins’ in public after he claims to be “born again.”
Banku who has been in the news as long as his boxing career spans for all the wrong reasons, left onlookers stunned as he stormed the popular Bukom Square in Accra around 10.30pm Sunday night to confess series of “sins” he has committed including sleeping with his sister, eye witnesses recount.
The 36 year old boxer who has gained notoriety for fighting in public and beating up people who “offend” him, in the public broadcast, vowed not to attack anybody again as he considers those acts as sin.
The name Bukom Banku has transcended the corridors of the noble art of boxing into music, comedy and politics.
He was recently caught up in a bleaching scandal, where he openly admitted to the act, saying he wanted to become a white man in order to earn him an ambassadorial position to Germany.
If his alleged confession is anything to go by, then his public renouncing of bleaching and his decision to stop the act, may well be in line with his “born again” status.
Entertainment of Monday, 27 June 2016
No singer in Ghana is as good as Castro – Sleeky
The above-mentioned headline was a statement made by Sleeky, promoter for Castro, and currently a publicist for 4×4 music group.
According to him, even though Castro is missing and all are aware of his absence within this short period, he has paved the way for many waving artistes in Ghana now.
“I will say not just because they are too good enough to take his position but it’s because Ghanaians can’t have that unique voice Castro had and they have no alternative than to accept what we have been dancing to.”
Sleeky also made mention of how Castro’s featuring in the on ‘Sikilitele’ song by 4×4 which officially introduced him into the local music scene.
“That was before he launched his debut album in 2003 and his hit single, “Sradinam”, which became one of the biggest hits in Ghana,” he said.
He added, “It is only in Castro’s season that you always hear him featured on upcoming artiste’s songs to help bring talented and hidden artistes to the limelight.”
The Publicist expressed his disappointment at the popular artistes have turned their backs on the underground talents and more often than not take huge sums of money for a feature rather than support these young talents.
“Our industry players will agree with me with no disrespect that Castro’s style of singing really contributed to the success of about 40 percent of many of the reigning artistes in Ghana.”
“Ghana is really missing Castro’s performance and his music. Let’s all pray and hope for Castro’s return soon since we all believe in the great things God can do at the hardest time,” Sleeky concluded.
Sleeky is the ceo of Ghanatunez.com and also the organiser of the western region DJs and presenters awards, who just expressed his opinion about the missing Ghanaian hiplife musician Castro.
Judge orders Wisa’s arrest
The Accra Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of musician Eugene Ashie, popularly known as Wisa for his failure to appear in court Monday.
Wisa is standing trial for allegedly showing his manhood during a live performance on December 24, 2015, during the ‘Decemba 2 Rememba’ concert at the Accra International Conference Centre.
He is currently on GH¢8,000 bail with one surety.
But in court Monday, June 27, Wisa’s lawyer Jerry Avenorgbor said he could not trace his client, Joy News’ Raymond Acquah reported.
According to her worship Abena Oppong, he needs to be produced in court on July 13, 2016.
This is the second bench warrant issued against the musician.
In February this year the judge called for Wisa’s arrest when the musician, his lawyer and manager failed to appear before the court for the trial when the prosecutor and the investigator were ready for the hearing.
A repeat absence of the accused person thwarted plans of the prosecution to show the offensive video to the court.
The judge had at the previous sitting ordered the prosecution to bring the equipment required to play the video to the court.
Entertainment of Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Florence Obinim now a prophetess
Mrs. Florence Obinim, wife of the Founder and leader of the International Godsway Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim is now a prophetess.
A video that was posted by one fervent worshipper of their church and believer of their faith, politician cum businesswoman, Diamond Appiah on her Instagram page saw the singer prophesying.
Though Diamond took down the video after some minutes, Livefmghana.com can confidently say that Florence Obinim has joined her husband in performing the duty of changing lives through the gospel.
In the video, Florence tells a member of the church what God has revealed to her as she stood in front of the congregation.
Florence Obinim is a gospel singer who started her career at the Assemblies of God church when she was only 11 years old.
She is known for songs like Oben Me, Wagye Me, and Osoro Ne Me Fie.
I don’t know Afia Schwarznegger – Yvonne Nelson
A-List actress Yvonne Nelson was in the studios of Okay Fm to promote her new series, “Heels & Sneakers” and as usual, the host of the show, Abeiku Santana asked her some questions pertaining her life and her about to be premiered series.
During the interview, the question of whether she was still cool with Delay popped up. People wanted to know if she was still cool with Delay and she answered saying that, she still has a good relationship with Delay and that Delay is even one of her close buddies.
Right after her response, the host, Abeiku Santana also asked if she’s friends with Delay’s rival, Afia Schwarznegger and surprisingly Yvonne Nelson gave a respond no one would have thought of.
She said that, she does not know Afia Schwarznegger although she’s heard her name and seen her on social media. She further went ahead to say that, she’s not even watched her on television before and has not even watched her show before.
Abeiku who sounded surprised further asked if she’s not even met her at any event before and she still responded that, she’s never met her at any event or in real life.
“I have seen her on social media but I haven’t met her before”
“She’s not my friend, so I don’t follow her. I only follow my friends and people who inspire me” Yvonne said.
Asked whether she would feature her in her movie if the need be, she responded;
“Sure, so far as she fits the character I want to use”
Yvonne Nelson premieres the first episode of her first ever series “Heels & Sneakers” at the Accra mall and West Hills Mall this Friday 24th June, 2016.
Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi reveals why he gave 122 cars out to musicians
The leader and founder of Glorious Wave Ministry, Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi in a chat with Christian Agyei Frimpong on Onua FM in Accra, has revealed the reason behind his 122 car gift to gospel musicians.
According to the anointed man of God, God has blessed him with wealth and he must not enjoy it alone but rather extend to others.
“God has given us wealth to be a blessing to others. All things belong to Jesus. I honor gospel musicians because some of them can’t afford to buy cars which can help their singing ministry. Moving from churches to churches to minster becomes a problem for them. I gave out the cars based on the person’s achievements”
Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi had this to say when Christian Agyei Frimpong further asked him why he has not extended his generous activities to ‘Secular Musicians’
“For now my calling is for the gospel musicians. Even though I gave Daddy Lumba a car it was for a reason and I will soon set up a recording studio for particularly gospel musicians who can’t afford to pay their studio fees”
Some known musicians who have benefited from Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi’s car gifts include, Benice Ansah, Obaapa Christy, Sammy Cooper, Nicholas Omane Acheampong Daddy Lumba (DL) with the current musician to receive a VW Jetta saloon car is Michael Oware Jnr known in showbiz as OJ.
Source: Abdullai Isshak
Wiyaala meets Ghana’s Ambassador to Germany in Berlin
Wiyaala after her performance at the Kenako Afrika Festival in Berlin got invited by Her Excellency Akua Sena Dansua Ghana Ambassador to Germany for lunch.
The Ambassador who witnessed Wiyaala perform at the annual festival told iBerlin TV: “This is my second Kenako festival and I want to say I’m very excited by the organization of the program. I’m happy the festival is mixing the serious business of Africa with music, fun, and culture and getting a lot more of the Berlin community to get a feel of what Africa is. Most of people assume Africa is a continent full of poverty, war, famine and if you see how Africa is represented here you can see that Africa is a continent is a land of opportunity.”
The diplomat expressed her excitement at Wiyaala’s inclusion to the festival saying: “I’m here tonight because a very popular musician from Ghana Wiyaala is here to perform. I’m a fan of her music and I think she will portray Ghana in a very positive light.”
Wiyaala will be premiering her Tuma video on June 30th and also perform at WOMAD Festival in the UK on July 28-31.
General News of Monday, 13 June 2016
I was suicidal – Former AIDS ambassador
After coming under a barrage of attacks and insults from the public last year for claiming that she had lied to the public about being HIV positive, former HIV-AIDS ambassador, Joyce Dzidzor Mensah, has come out to explain.
In an interview with Showbiz on Friday, Joyce explained that she was indeed HIV-Positive but the stigma she and her children experienced after disclosing her status to the public affected her mentally, led to depression and gave her suicidal thoughts.
“When I started educating people about HIV/AIDS related issues, I was very open and prepared to talk about everything related to the condition. However, I started being stigmatised and after experiencing that for so long, I became depressed and took many wrong decisions. I even attempted suicide and had to be rescued. If I were not depressed, I would never have come out to deny my status,” she said.
Joyce explained that her physiological condition had been diagnosed and she received treatment in Germany and is currently continuing with treatment and receiving medication at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
Joyce told Showbiz that she had moved on from that chapter in her life and was now happily married to a young, supportive guy who does not care about the opinions and perception of others.
“People condemn my new husband for even considering marrying me. They claim I don’t deserve him and that I am a liar but regardless, he is giving me all the support and is encouraging me to go on,” she said.
Joyce said her experience has made her regret disclosing her HIV status and acting as an HIV/AIDS ambassador. “There are many people who are infected and have kept their status secret and living normal lives, as long as they are taking their medication, they don’t have to worry about being stigmatised.
People only stigmatise you when they know you have the condition. If they don’t know, you live a much better life,” she said.
She said although the public has been educated about HIV/AIDS related issues, this has not affected how people living with the condition are treated by others. “We think because of the education that encourages the public to hug persons with the condition, enough has been done. It goes beyond just a hug or a handshake. The real test comes when you have to live in the same house with people like me and eat from the same bowl or share facilities. People pretend to shake hands with me but will not visit me in my home and even when they do, they refuse to eat or drink anything I offer them,” she said.
“Truthfully, the people who received any positive effect from my campaigns are the people with HIV who previously didn’t have any hope. They now know that it is possible to live productive lives regardless of their status because they see others doing the same. I will personally not encourage anyone to disclose their status publicly because nothing has changed.
The general public has learned nothing, people continue to refer to me as an AIDS patient although we have explained the difference between HIV and AIDS on numerous occasions, and it doesn’t make sense. People still abandon their infected relatives in hospitals even after all the education that has been done,” she added.
Joyce said that as a result of her depression and subsequent treatment, she has planned to take up the cause of people with mental conditions in order to educate the public about their plight and ensure a much better standard of living for them.
Source: Ryhme Sonny
Abeiku Santana joins GUBA Foundation in clean up Ghana initiative
The newly appointed tourism ambassador Abeiku Aggrey Santana joined the Guba Foundation and other partner agents to donate cleaning items to a number of schools in the James Town area including Happy Days Academy, Christ the King of King Preparatory etc.
The move was part of Guba’s vision to provide awareness, support and guidance to families, whereby, ensuring that the communities have access to the right information and learn to stay healthy.
Speaking to media; the Tourism Ambassador hinted that “it is necessary to teach the children today about hygiene and cleanliness so it will not be necessary to teach them as adults about the same thing tomorrow. I believe children are the ones that suffer the most and they also have great retentive memory he added.
He expressed concern over frequent outbreak of cholera in the area and said cholera could be avoided by keeping the environment clean and ensuring personal hygiene and urged the public to observe personal hygiene and keep their cleanliness to avoid cholera outbreak again.
He expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Guba Foundation, 2131, The British High Commission for supporting this initiative.
Abeiku Santana and his team have been doing a lot in recent times to promote Ghana Tourism potential and urging each and every one to be part of this game changing idea.
He has started engaging and educating Taxi drivers across the Greater Accra Region and urging them to be conscious about the key role they play in the promotion of tourism in Ghana.
He disclosed that Taxi drivers must be knowledgeable in the field as they are the first envoys of every destination and they must be aware of the unique attractions in the various communities and guide tourists to such destinations.
Stop being arrogant – Kankam Boadu tells Emelia Brobbey
The seemingly feuding tension between Kumasi based Radio Station Nhyira Fm and Actress Emelia Brobbey is getting hotter.
A Kumasi based Sports Presenter Bright Kankam Boadu has fired salvos at Beautiful Actress Emelia Brobbey describing her posture as blatant arrogance.
According to the Nhyira Fm sports show host, actress Emelia Brobbey needed attitudinal change.
On 4th June, 2016 Nhyira Fm Entertainment program dubbed ‘’Entertainment Power ‘’ hosted by ace presenter Fiifi Okran known in media circles as Okukuseku and his team of pundits slammed Actress Emelia Brobbey for not fulfilling the promises she made to the Cherubs Orphanage after organizing her musical concert dubbed ‘’SAVE the Orphans’’ at Golden Tulip Kumasi City.
But credible information available to SeanCitygh.com indicates that Three Days after the said program on Nhyira fm was aired, Emelia Brobbey together with her team and a colleague actor Big Akwess presented a cheque of Gh10, 000 to Cherubs Orphanage at Apire in Kumasi.
Confirming the donation to Nhyira Fm Entertainment Power last Saturday, furious Emelia Brobbey lambasted Okukuseku for trying to bring her hard earn reputation into disrepute.
According to her, she is done with the donation and she did it in a good faith but not the bashing or pressure from Nhyira Fm. ‘’I don’t render my financial statement to Nhyira Fm so this envy must stop’’ she added
“I don’t really know what Okukuseku and his team wants from me, you still have the CEO of Cherubs number you can contact him for your own confirmation,” she told Nana Nyameke sit-in host
But Bright Kankam Boadu best RTP awards Sports show host 2014 who was listening to the program from afar called in and expressed his disappointment in Emelia Brobbey for speaking arrogantly on the radio.
Kankam Boadu called on Emelia Brobbey to be decorum when speaking on radio, “I think clearly she is ignorant about what she is doing, as a lady at her caliber she must learn how to talk especially on mass media”
Her arrogant posture must stop; from now onward am not going to watch her movies, even if I see her on TV I will switch off my TV set,”He fumes.
Flavour and I are no longer together – Beauty queen
Former Nigerian beauty queen, Anna Ebiere Banner has revealed she is no longer in a relationship with her baby’s father, Flavour N’abania.
Anna and the highlife singer welcomed their baby daughter in August 2015 and the 2013 Miss Nigeria winner stated in a new interview with blogger Stella Dimokorkus she has parted ways with the ‘Ada Ada’ singer.
“We are no longer together. I made this decision recently. I spoke to myself and decided it was time to move on and focus on my future and career,” she is quoted as saying.
According to Anna, pregnancy wasn’t on the cards as she fell head over heels in love with the singer who also has another baby with Sandra Okagbue – another ex-beauty queen.
“I never decided to become a baby mama, I just fell in love. I fell in love and got pregnant unexpectedly for the man I loved. I had never gotten pregnant before and I was scared of abortion. I decided to keep my baby no matter what, I never tried to hold a man down or force marriage on anyone with my pregnancy.
“You know in life; the hardest decisions always turn out beautiful. I don’t regret keeping my baby one bit. She is my greatest achievement in life so far. I fall in love with her every second of the day,” she said.
Flavour, who denies being in an affair with singer Chidinma, recently said in an interview that no successful musician can sustain a good marriage.
Sex in my studio is fun – Rudebwoy Ranking
It is amazing the kind of things that people find excitement in, sometimes. When it comes to people in the creative arts, you should expect to have some craziness in their utterances and actions.
Fast rising Dancehall artiste – Rudebwoy Ranking, with one of the biggest reggae songs – “Don’t Cry”, receiving massive airplay on both radio and TV now has confessed on Ghana’s only Social Media Celeb Talk Show – Vibes In 5 that he does have sex in his studio before he records.
Speaking to host Arnold Mensah Elavanyo on the show, the ” Smoke My Sorrows” hit maker disclosed that sex makes him think very well and gives him enough creative juices to enable him churn out hit songs.
In a bit to find out if he does that with people around the studio, he quickly answered “I have my own studio…after am done with one round I just call my engineer to come record one track kpa”, he said laughing.
Rudebwoy Ranking is currently under one of Ghana’s biggest artiste management outfits which is Bullhaus. Rudebwoy has songs like “Don’t Cry” ,”Smoke my sorrows” , “Bad bad” among others.
Entertainment of Saturday, 4 June 2016
Afia Schwarzenegger shows off thighs in new photos
We cannot deny the fact that, the controversial radio host and tv presenter, Afia Schwarzenegger is looking hot in these new photos.
Afia Schwar mesmerizes us with her “You Only Live Once” long tee worn with a pink and black stripped socks slaying in a cream high heel.
In as much as she’s looking all sexy in these photos below, Ghbase.com doubts those are the true state of her thighs.
They can’t be this smooth. And we have reasons to believe the photos were edited.
Patience Ozokwor denies abandoning Nollywood for Christianity
Two weeks ago it was widely reported that Nollywood star actress Patience Ozokwor had abandoned Nollywood for her new found faith in Jesus Christ.
In a new interview with ‘Star Tell’ she opens up on her new religious life, how she met God, the retreats she holds and having to ditch wearing trousers, dreadlocks and jewellery.
Ozokwor has now come out to deny the claim that she is now a woman of the faith and has no time for Nollywood. “Yes, God told me to dress like this. He never told me to stop acting. Don’t mind all those people who are lying.
They can lie on a person who is alive much more a person who is dead. I never stopped acting, my fans gave me Mama Gee, Gee for General, I love my fans and I will still be in films” she said in a recent interview.
In her interview with Star Tells two weeks ago she revealed how God spoke to her to be a voice for him all over the world.
According to the site “[Patience Ozokwor] normally organises a personal retreat for herself in the first few days of the new year, when it was time to have her 2016 retreat, she heard the voice of the Holy Spirit telling her to fast for 21 days, she complained that she have so many projects to handle, Endorsements and movies to shoot within that period, and the Lord extended it to a 30 days fast due to her complaints.
During this fasting period, The Lord revealed to her, how she will be a voice for him all over the world, how people’s attention will be channeled from her image on Nollywood to The Gospel.
“She said one of the things God warned her on, was her dressing and appearance. She said that Putting on Makeup, wearing Jewelry and putting on Trouser as a Lady is wrong, she said that she has been preaching to colleagues in Nollywood, but God told her to put off her Dreads, to stop wearing Jewelries and Trousers, that she could have gone to Hell, if she died December 31, 2015 despite the preaching she’s been doing, just because of her appearance.”
In December 2015 Patience Ozokwor visited actor Harry Anyanwu after he was attacked by hoodlums in Enugu.
Joselyn Dumas joins the natural hair bandwagon
Guess who joined the natural hair bandwagon? Our very own magical hips actress Joselyn Dumas is slaying effortlessly with this new look and we’re loving it.
The actress in a new post on Instagram mentioned colleague actress Lydia Forson and musician Becca for inspiring her to get the big chop.
The movement is fast catching fire with many black folks; a hair style that was once laughed at or called all manner of disgusting names is today the must rock
There is nothing wrong when you sit on your father’s lap – Emelia Brobbey
When was the last time you were seated on your Mum or Dad’s Lap?
I know everyone on this earth has enjoy this before during our childhood.
Do you think we should continue to enjoy such treatment whiles we grow up?
Well, today on instagram Emelia Brobbey and her father Apostle John Praprah has shared such image. I think is good decision when you miss your Dad.
What do think? Is it good for Mr Prah to allow her sit on his lap.
Entertainment of Saturday, 4 June 2016
Five hilarious Mugabe spoof quotes on social media
There has been a craze among users of social networks on a supposed rhetoric personality conveniently named Robert Mugabe (not the Zimbabwean president) who has every hilarious quote assigned to him as the source.
Whatsapp users have been the most benefactors of all as one can easily be tickled with a ‘Robert Mugabe’ spoof quote anytime, any day.
Here are five of such Mugabe spoof quotes
1. “You smoke weed and you take some coke. Few minutes after, you hear ‘chooboi chooboi’ in your head. It’s a set up. The moment you answer, “Yei”!, you are mad.”
2. “At the age of 18 years you are using Gennicure 4 4 2 and La Vet to make it tight, my sister at the age of 25, I think you would have to use safety pins and super glue.”
Meek Tyler ( Mugabe’s last born)
3. “The only public place Ghanaian ladies can be romantic is around the ATM machine.”
4. “If you are a lady and you don’t respect men, you will end up serving jollof at your younger sister’s wedding.”
20 minutes ago by Robert Mugabe
5. “Any man who successfully convinces a monkey that honey is sweeter than banana is capable of selling a condom to a roman father.”
Robert Mugabe – 2016
So when you come across someone on the street ‘laughing out loud’, please mind your business.
Source: House Of Maasela
Bling Sparkles of Buk Bak secretly marries in New York
Many will marry and beautifully display pictures from the ceremony but others will hide them for reasons best known to them and that’s exactly what the only surviving member of Ghanaian music group Buk Bak, Prince Bright also known as Bling Sparkles who recently teamed up with former member of legendary music group VIP, Promzy did as he secretly married his fiancee of old Jackie in New York.
According to a reliable and close source who broke the news to us at http://www.nydjlive.com and furnished us with exclusive pictures, Bright got married to Jackie with whom he has two daughters in low key wedding last weekend.
The news of the secret wedding has however sparked huge uproar among the Ghanaian community in New York as Bright is believed to have been dating a different woman and were already planning a wedding.
My father wanted me to be a lawyer – Kaywa
Award winning Ghanaian music producer David Kojo Kyei also known as Kaywa in the Gh Music Industry said his father wanted him to be a lawyer instead of a sound engineer.
According to him, his parents knew how to take care of their kids and was very particular about their welfare.
In an exclusive interview with Kelvin of Cypress Ghana , Kaywa said though his late father was abit heard on him and wanted him to be a lawyer, he was able to gradually convince him about his potentials in music production.
Kaywa who’s produced hit songs for award winning artists which includes Sarkodie, Samini, Kwabena Kwabena, R2bees amongs others started producing hits from 2001.
In marking his fifteen years of producing quality and record breaking songs in the Ghana music industry Kaywa will be hosting the Kaywa live Play list concert at the Tema sports stadium on the 1st of July 2016.
The concert which is been organized by House of Maasela Events and Advertising in Partnership with Highly Spiritual Music promises to be a night of celebrating and acknowledging a legend in the music industry as top artists his ever worked with will be performing their hit songs produced by Kaywa.
Entertainment of Friday, 3 June 2016
Ask Bukom Banku if he ‘slept’ with a woman in her menses – DKB
If Ayariga is saying that people give birth to albinos because they have sex with women in their menses, then we need to ask Bukom Banku if he is having sex with a woman in her menses or his father did so.
That was comedian Derick Kobina Bonney known on stage as (DKB) speaking on Viasat 1’s Morning Show.
By this, DKB meant that Bukom Banku is now an albino. His remarks came in connection with claims by the founder and leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), Mr Hassan Ayariga that albinos are as a result of women who get pregnant in their menses.
On Accra-based ClassFM, Mr Ayariga was contributing to discussions on discrimination against Persons Living with Albinism, as well as recent fears expressed by such persons in Ghana that they risked being targeted for ritual murder by politicians to enhance their electoral fortunes in this year’s elections.
I did some survey and I was told anybody can give birth to an albino, but the process is this way… If your wife is bleeding and in the process you are too hungry and you don’t want to wait until it’s over, and you decide to do the thing while she’s bleeding, in the process if she gets pregnant – you know some [women] can get pregnant even while bleeding – that is when that particular child [albino] is born. That’s what I’m told, because of the process of blood [flow]. So, if in that process it happens that there are some women who are too fertile even as they bleed, [then they can give birth to an albino]
In recent times, NsromaMedia.Com observed that Bukom Banku has been ridiculed in the media for bleaching, something that DKB call is referring to as albinism in disguise.
I get angry when people say I’m too known – Reggie Rockstone
Some sections of Ghanaians are not pleased at how Reggie Rockstone does his stuff. To many, he sounds like that man who is too known, who brags a lot and more.
Today Reggie Rockstone is claiming he’s the originator of hiplife, tomorrow Reggie Rocktone says he’s the originator of Ghana Meets Naija.
Some critics have over the years quizzed him as to why he always wants to take credit for just everything here in Ghana. Some have even opined that he would come out oneday and be like Ghana’s independence too, he was the one behind it and that he has the proves to show and more.
Reggie Rockstone has decided that he can’t take it anymore and has come out publicly to clear the air on opinions some sections of Ghanaians have about him.
He has addressed talks that he’s too known, he doesn’t rap like he used to, on why he joined VVIP, why he always talks about his wife and more.
On why he doesn’t rap like he used to, he said, the new VVIP is not all about bars and that the new VVIP is about doing songs for people to dance to.
Addressing why he always talk about his wife and why he loves to show private stuffs on social media, he said he talks about his wife and show his stuffs publicly because that’s what he cherishes and more.
Check the tweets out…
Social media drops Bukom Banku for Ayitey Powers
Though the masses attention is currently on boxer Bukom Banku over his skin bleaching and NDC endorsement saga, a few on social media are trying to divert the attention to a video fellow boxer, Ayitey Powers sent from the United Kingdom.
A 12-seconds video which was first (we probably saw it first from him) shared by Twitter user, Jayberete, is going viral, diverting attention from Banku’s appalling skin bleaching saga.
Ayitey Powers is seen in the short video telling everyone about his current location and trying to speak the typical British English.
For the first time, we are hearing Ayitey saying “Init”. Very funny.
Watch the video below and the reactions from the tweeps as well.
Now get the comments here;
Criss Waddle explains how he met murderd video vixen model
We earlier reported that a video vixen in Criss Waddle’s ‘Bie Gya’ video has been shot dead and left naked.
AMG boss, Criss Kwaku Waddle has however disclosed that he’s heartbroken upon hearing about how Bridget was shot and what even pained him more was the fact that she was left naked.
According to Waddle, he met Bridget Shiel through a modelling agency and he described Bridget as a lovely lady one would always love to vibe with. He disclosed this in an interview with Hitz Fm.
When asked how he felt, he said, “I’m very sad right now. Bridget was a lovely lady everyone would love to hang around with. I mean I’m just heartbroken. What, she was shot and left naked? Oo, I’m really sad”. He exclaimed.
On how he met Bridget Shiel, he said he met her when he was ready to shoot visuals of his ‘Bie Gya’ song.
He said, “So I was in Atlanta and at Atlanta if you want models for your videos, you have to contact an agency and that’s how it’s done over there. So the agency sent me 100 beautiful ladies and I chose Bridget among other ladies. She was lovely lady and after we shot the video, we became great friends. The ‘Bie Gya’ video is just not worth it again, oooo.” Criss Waddle emotionally revealed.
The Atlanta Police are still investigating the death of the 19-year-old Bie Gya video vixen, Bridget Shiel.
Stop Bukom Banku now – James Aboagye
ames Aboagye, general secretary of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), has urged media owners in Ghana to stop allowing their platforms to be used by Bukom Banku to promote a lifestyle contrary to Ghanaian cultural and moral values.
Mr Aboagye described as “sad” the unguarded manner in which traditional Ghanaian media is encouraging the boxer, Bukom Banku, to promote his current bleaching craze, violent behaviour, and vulgar insults on persons who disagree with his choice of political party.
James Aboagye said though media houses may consider Bukom Banku’s continuous misbehaviours to be newsworthy, it was in the best interest of the Ghanaian society and the media to start blacklisting his publicity gimmicks.
“We shouldn’t give him the platform. He can sit in his room and do whatever he wants but we shouldn’t give him the platform to promote it,” he told Hitz Fm on Thursday.
Bukom, who is a supporter of the ruling National Democratic Congress, came out months ago to confirm that he was bleaching for Ghanaian president, John Mahama, to make him Ghana’s ambassador to Germany after winning the 2016 presidential election.
But the president is yet to make public his position on bleaching, especially that of Bukom Banku who has been campaigning for him.
The boxer has this week been trending on different social media platforms over a series of videos he recorded of himself endorsing the NDC, attacking people who don’t support his party and also defending his bleaching.
But James thinks Bukom is disgracing the seat of government and shouldn’t be given the attention he has been receiving, adding, “What he is doing is “insanity.”
“Ghana is gradually becoming a society where platforms are given to mediocre (sic). We are allowing mediocrity to have a field day. Who at all is Bukom Banku that we’re giving our television platforms to do whatever he is doing? It is very sad. It is like the Ghanaian society is losing it,” he added.
“The media provide their platforms to promote mediocrity. What he is doing is insanity. He feels so proud that he is bleaching because President John Mahama is going to make him an ambassador to Germany. He is ridiculing the seat of government.”
Is Mr Eazi dating Vanessa Gyan?
There is a new celebrity couple in town! Yup, you read right.
Afrobeats artiste Mr. Eazi is dating Live FM Presenter Vanessa Gyan, folks close to the couple tell us. Apparently, they’ve been dating for sometime now.
Eazi, who shot to mainstream appreciation with the song ‘Bankulize‘ is said to have a ‘thing’ for Gyan. Keeping the relationship on the low is their way of preventing “people from being all up in their business.”
The couple, however, do flirt with each other on Social Media, and also whenever the ‘Skin tight‘ crooner is interviewed on Live FM.
Mr. Eazi was recently signed to Wizkid’s StarBoy WorldWide Records, which is likely to get him the international recognition he wants.
He was one of the artistes who performed at the Diaspora Calling! a three-day series of music and art experiences which was organized and headlined by Ms. Lauryn Hill in association with streaming service, Tidal at the King’s Theatre, Brooklyn, United States of America.
Miss Gyan is the First Lady of entertainment on Urban radio.
She joined Accra’s Favourite youth brand, Live FM a couple of months ago. She dishes the latest in entertainment news, which she calls ‘The Juice’, where she tells you all you need to know about your favourite celebrities in Ghana and across the world.
Gyan previously worked with Global Media Alliance – producing and presenting ‘Sincerely, Vee’, a woman empowerment program on ETVGH. She also produced ‘e on e’ and ‘Magic Moments’ hosted by Caroline Sampson, and hosted/co-hosted The Late Night Celebrity Show.
She was the co-host of ‘Yired’ on Y FM.
Vanessa worked in the United States of America, covering events for VH1, MTV and BET. She’s interviewed a number of industry personalities including Boyz II Men, super-producer Swizz Beatz and Grammy Award-winner Melanie Fiona.
She relocated to Ghana in 2013.
Gyan is the daughter of Kiki Gyan of Osibisa fame.
Entertainment of Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Someone should tell Joey B I’m looking for him – Bola Ray
It’s been rumored that Joey B, the Tonga hitmaker has been ill but he’s gradually recovering fast and fast. Because of the sickness, Joey B released one great song titled ‘U x Me’ but he wasn’t able to go on radio tours to promote the song till now.
CEO of Empire Entertainment, Bola Ray has disclosed on his show that he’s seriously looking for Joey B and anyone close to him should tell him that he just wants to congratulate him on his current banging tune ‘U x Me’.
According to him, he would like to know what went into the song, the creativity and just appreciate him for coming out with the ‘U x Me’ song.
He said, ‘Currently there is this song I play almost everyday. It’s in my top 3 songs I listen to everyday. This song is a banger, this is a classic song, someone should tell Joey B that I’m looking for him and he should call me. I would like to congratulate him on this song, ‘U x Me’.
He continued, “I would like to ask him what went into the song because this is not the Joey B we knew. Great song, it’s just something else.” Bola kept praising Joey B’s creativity on the song.
So if you are close to Joey B, tell him Bola Ray is looking for him. The ‘U x Me’ song was produced by Kuvie.
Bukom Banku ‘breast groping’ abusive – Ama K Abebrese
In a video making rounds on social media, Ghanaian boxer Bukom Banku is seen sitting between two very young looking girls, fondling their breasts.
After seeing this, actress and lawyer, Ama K Abebrese has called on the relevant authorities to deal with him for publicly groping the girls.
According to her, she sees this act as abusive.
Read what Ama K Abebrese posted about the act on her Facebook page on Monday;
“Why is he grabbing the breast of young girls on camera? If this is what he does publicly I don’t even want to imagine what happens behind closed doors. This is not in anyway funny. Is disturbing, it’s abusive and I hope the relevant authorities deal with it. The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection needs to investigate this.
It is very worrying to me the amount of comments that are blaming these young girls saying that they are ‘enjoying it’ and calling them all sorts of names. If these girls are underage, then what he is doing is abusive. I do not know their age but they look young.
It’s important to note that whether they look like they are enjoying it or not does not stop it being abusive. Most people that are groomed from a young age and molested over a period of time do not any better. The psyche of abuse victims is rather complex. If these girls have been abused their whole lives, they do not know any better. Some young girls and boys are sexually and emotionally abused from an early age. So by the time they grow up they think it’s normal behaviour. They are victims and some do not even realise it.
Furthermore, if you think that it is OK that a grown man will engage in this sort of behaviour with young people, then you are also part of the bigger problem of our society and why so many abusers/predators continue to abuse and molest young people and get away with it.”
Entertainment of Friday, 27 May 2016
Is Nadia Buari undeserving of new ambassadorial role?
So on the 24th May, 2016, the second edition of the Golden Movie Awards Africa, (GMAA) was launched and the nominees for this year’s event were also announced.
Just like all other award schemes held everywhere, controversies has started on the prestigious award ceremony that seeks to award people in the film industry.
At the launch, Nadia Buari was announced as the ambassador for the 2016 Golden Movie Awards but some section of Ghanaians have expressed their sentiment on her ambassadorial role.
Some are of the opinion that, Nadia has not contributed much to the film industry since she’s been out of the scenes for a long time now.
In giving her speech after been announced as the ambassador, a beautiful looking Nadia in a white jumpsuit said;
“I’m very delighted to be an ambassador for the Golden Movie Awards. I must say it’s a surprise but a good one. One that I cannot stop smiling about. Like all leadership roles, this position comes with a huge responsibility; one that requires a great deal of time and dedication on my part. But I would like to say that, I’m very prepared and ready. I will do whatever it takes, put in the time and effort that it requires, so that our overall objective of changing the African narrative through film would come to fruition,”
When NMJ, the organisers of the award ceremony posted a photo of Nadia Buari, on their official Instagram account, one person who seems to be a movie fanatic commented;
“if you ask me….I don’t know why she has been made brand ambassador when she hasn’t contributed much to our movie industry recently…when the likes of @kafuidanku @yvonnenelsongh @yvonneokoro @julietibrahim have done soo much hard work in recent times…”
So the big question! Does Nadia Buari Deserve To Be Chosen As Ambassador for GMAA 2016?
It’s an indisputable fact that, the afore mentioned names by the movie critic all worked very hard last year. While, we cannot tell exactly why Nadia was chosen over the rest, we assume it’s because she’s now more popular and has a huge audience appeal because of the mystery of her pregnancy and who the father of her twins are.
Besides, Juliet Ibrahim and Kafui Danku have both had their movies nominated in some categories, so if any of them is announced as ambassador and let’s say they win in their category, people would have an impression they won because they were ambassadors.
On Yvonne Nelson, she did not get a single nomination with her movie “If Tomorrow Never Comes” in this year’s 2016 GMAA and we smell something fishy.
Well, we would have to wait to hear from the organisers as to why they chose Nadia Buari over all of the other actors and actresses.Entertainment of Thursday, 26 May 2016
Nadia Bauari reveals why Ameyaw Debrah is still single
Often, bloggers go a long way to bring you the news surrounding celebrities and industry players but hardly do you read about them and who they really are in their private lives.
Today, Ghanaian actress and philanthropist Nadia S. Buari revealed quite a bit about multiple award winning celebrity blogger Ameyaw Debrah.
Former classmates at Englebert International School in Accra, Nadia revealed Ameyaw was a nerd, quiet, very intelligent and always kept his nose in his books.
According to her, Ameyaw stayed away from the girls in his class as though he was afraid to talk with them including herself (Nadia).
Pretty sure you have read online that the celebrity blogger was looking for love. Well, it looks like the “mouth die” syndrome didn’t start today.
She also lauded the journalist for being able to come out of his shell.
Read exactly what Nadia Buari wrote.
“So proud of the man @ameyaw112 has grown to be. In class at Englebert Int. sch, he was such a nerd..quiet, very intelligent and always kept his nose in the books. He stayed away from the girls, almost as though he was afraid to speak with any of us. Now fast forward to present day…a celebrity blogger, freelance journalist and a reporter,..who would have thought? Glad u came out of ur shell darling. Don’t just fly, soar!”.
I’m not going back to hawking – Actress
Ghanaian actress and musician Charlotte Derban has announced her decision to go into the streets with her upcoming foundation to support talented hawkers.
A former Face of Vienna City and Miss Ghana 2015 hopeful, Charlotte was once a street hawker. As a result, she is particularly passionate about the plight of children hawkers.
According to her, she is not going back to hawk like she used to do. Rather, she wants to help talented kid hawkers through school the best way she can.
She made the announcement on Wednesday when she premiered her new music video for her single titled, ‘Baby’ on ETV’s Late Night Celebrity Show.
“Having experienced the hazard these kids go through on the street, my management will be launching my foundation in October. I need to go back to the streets, not to hawk but to help see the talented ones through school,” she told host Eddy Blay Jnr, who was touched by her story about how she used to hawk in the streets.
Charlotte has been active in Ghana’s entertainment industry for years. She is an actress, a commercial model and a musician. She has featured in The Island, a TV series which stars Omotola on DSTV and played a supporting role in Office Palava season 5. She also played a supporting role in Every Woman Has A Story which is yet to be aired on DSTV. Her commercial credits include Special Ice Mineral Water, Coca-Cola, Menthox and others.
She has starred in movies such as Shattered Romance, She Prayed, The Wife and Beautiful Ruins among others. She also has two singles of her upcoming debut album and now the new video. The video is her first-ever released music video and is directed by Kaay Difilmer.
I’m done with comedy – David Oscar
Stand-up comedian David Oscar can now be rightly be referred to as a former comedian after reiterating that his passion has shifted to music.
He, however, says he did not abandon comedy because of failure in that industry, as his critics have suggested.
David Oscar, who came into the limelight after exhibiting his humorous character on the defunct Stars of the Future reality show, has announced his entry into the music scene.
Oscar’s time in comedy could have been described as rocky with many criticizing his jokes as not funny.
As a result, his new love for music has been described by critics as a clear admission of failure in comedy.
Speaking on 3FM’s mid morning show ‘Urban Blend’ , the former stand-up comedian said: “I’m a music artiste and I declared on a different platform that I am done with comedy and I think a lot of people missed that.
“It gets to a point where you cannot express certain experiences and certain feelings you have cannot be expressed comedically and being an artiste I’m always in constant search for ways to express myself and I think that music came in at the right time.
“I think that I came in at a time to play my role and if you were to measure the success of GH comedy based on the role that some of us played, it has been very successful so I wonder why anybody would think that I am failed comedian that is why am doing music.
“Those who liked me liked me for my comedy and those who hated me hated me for my comedy”.
Oscar noted that he takes inspiration from artistes like Morgan Heritage, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh as he embarks on his new artistic journey.
“Most of my songs are all reggae songs including the ones you haven’t heard and my biggest inspiration is reggae music.
“I think that I probably don’t listen to any other kind of music apart from reggae and it’s because of the message.
“It’s the message that I carry which I want to share and apart from my personal orientation which I don’t want to talk about but it gives me a very good outlet be able to share my story truthfully with my audience”.
TBF: Meet the musician who showed off her ‘bra and pants’ to Abeiku Santana
Musician and former Big Brother Housemate Mimi Divalish in 2011 angrily slammed the premises of Okay FM to demand answers from Abeiku Santana over a gossip on his show which she claimed was directed at injuring her reputation.
She denied showing her bra and pants, contrary to reports that she indeed showed her underpants and bra in the cause of registering her protest.
Mimi, stormed the studio, swearing with foul language and threatening to drum some sense into the head of broadcaster Abeiku Santana. She rained insults on anyone who confronted her, demanding Abeiku’s head.
After she was slammed by fans for the act, she granted an interview to NewsOne and explained her side of the story, she said; “I will like to say to my admirers, well-wishers, people I inspire and motivate that I am very sorry for all these noises about me. I didn’t show my bra or panty as they claimed, that’s a fat lie.
“Someone picks on me. Yes, I got so furious! I am human and not a robot. I am not justifying what I did, am stating a fact. Criticism should be very constructive and not an attack.”
I am very happy for Kofi Kinaata – Rex Omar
The 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards had the likes of Rex Omar (Paapa), Knii Lante (Beautiful Virgo), Kofi Kinaata (Susuka), MzVee, Richie & Efya (Abofra), Obrafour ( Nkontompo) and Stonebwoy (Go Higher) hoping to win the award for Songwriter of the Year. At the end of the event, the award went to Highgrade’s Kofi Kinaata. Rex omar
It’s quite certain that the other artistes in the country had the hope of winning but Highlife artiste, Rex Omar has revealed to Flex newspaper in an exclusive interview that because of the fact that the VGMAs is an awards scheme based on popularity, he knew he wouldn’t the award.
“I didn’t go there expecting anything, because I’ve been in this game long enough to understand how our system works,” he noted.
Rex Omar further indicated that he is very happy for Kofi Kinaata for winning the Songwriter of the Year award. When asked what makes an artiste a good songwriter, Rex Omar noted that Ghanaians judge good songs and as such as good song writers are mostly known by their lyrical content but in the real world, good songs and good song writers are determined by the music composition, the lyrics, and also the arrangement of a song .
According to him, song writing is a form of art on its own and one needs to first of all, learn how to play one of the key musical instruments as it helps with an artiste’s chord structures and progression. “Then you need to know something about poetry or at least make the effort to read, observe the world around you and read as often as possible. Listening to all genres of music if possible is also very important,” Rex Omar added.
He declined to comment on whether there were any flaws so far as the VGMAs was concerned but maintained that he would have been happier if a highlife artiste had won the award for Artiste of the Year.
He again noted that did not happen since the VGMAs is an award based on popularity which is determined by a society that finds it difficult to accept themselves and their own culture. When further asked if he believes EL winning the Artiste of the Year award ahead of Bisa Kdei was unfair, Rex Omar declined to comment.
Christmas and Easter are both demonic – Gospel artiste reveals
Contemporary gospel rapper Kojo Bentil on the AM Pluzz show has revealed that Christmas is demonic.
The “father forgive us” hit maker in a telephone conversation with Sammy Flex on the issue of gospel artistes singing over circular beats, digressed a bit to state that the Christmas we celebrate is not of God.
Speaking on the issue, Kojo Bentil stated that even though some gospel artistes sing over circular beats and go scot free, The holy spirit does not permit his children to be associated with certain beats. According to him, not every beat is of God.
vibesin5.com followed up to have an exclusive interview with Kojo Bentil to throw more light on the “Christmas is demonic” topic he raised.
Speaking to Vibes in 5, he added that even Easter is also not of God.
According to him, Christians who celebrate Christmas and Easter are all lost. He went on to say Christmas was a celebration that the Father forbid the Israelites from celebrating because it was pagan.
Asked whether the men of God and church leaders who celebrate these festival are also lost like their followers, Kojo answered yes. “They are all lost and they know but they hide the truth from their followers”.
Kojo Bentil who admitted he does not celebrate Christmas and Easter, went ahead to list a number verses from the Bible to support his claim.
“Yeremyah (Jeremiah) 10:1-5”
Hear the word which Yahweh speaks concerning you, O house of Israyl. 2 G6 This is what Yahweh says: a Do not learn the way; religious practices, of the heathen; Gentile nations; and do not be deceived by the signs of heaven; though the heathen are deceived by them; using them to set their feasts. 3 For the religious customs of the peoples are vain; worthless! For one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. 4 G7 They decorate it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, so that it will not move; topple over. 5 They are upright, like a palm tree, but they cannot speak; they must be carried, because they cannot go by themselves. Do not give them reverence! They cannot do evil, nor is it in them to do righteousness!
“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things, and v blasphemies; and power was given unto him to make war for forty-two moons; months. 6 And x he opened his mouth in blasphemy against Yahweh, to blaspheme His Name, and His House, and those who dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. And authority was given him over all tribes, and peoples and languages, and nations. 8 And all who dwell upon the earth will worship him whose names have not been written from the foundation of the world, in The Book of Life of the Lamb Who was slayed.”
Read Matt 27:62-66 through to Matt 28:1-3
Whether what Kojo Bentil is saying is really Biblical and true or not, we leave it to the judgement of the general public and interested men and sons of God.
Shatta Wale replies Criss Waddle in new song
We reported to you some few moments ago, that Criss Waddle has released a new audio in which he calls Shatta a dancehall queen and toothless bulldog.
Click here to read it>> Criss Waddle Blasts Shatta Wale In New Song| Calls Him A Dancehall Queen & Says He Can Claim Michy From Him
We thought Shatta wouldn’t reply but we are certain that the part if Criss Waddle’s audio where he bragged that he would be able to snatch Michy from him angered the king. How dare you claim, you can take Michy from a king? LOL
In a new song, “Don’t Try” Shatta Wale calls him a monkey and a pampers boy, implying that Criss Waddle is gay.
Maybe Criss shouldn’t have started this all over. We know the king, he will release about 5 songs just for Criss Waddle. This was a bit rushed, so he was a bit subtle. We are waiting for new ones.
Listen to the song below
Abraham Attah, Yvonne Nelson, others missing in 2016 Golden Movie Awards nominee list
On the 24th May, 2016, the second edition of the Golden Movie Awards was launched inside the Tang Palace Hotel, where Nadia Buari was announced as the ambassador for this year’s award scheme.
When all of the nominees were announced at the event, surprisingly some names I was expecting to see them in the list were missing. By missing, I meant, they did not receive any nominations and it’s very surprising.
Taking a look under the year under review, I expected to see some people in some categories but for reasons best known to the grand jury that made the selection, these names and movies did not even earn a single nomination.
How Could You Ignore Young Abraham Attah? First to start of, I was particularly looking forward to see Abraham Attah in the “Golden Discovery” category for playing the role of Agu in the movie, Beasts of Nation which has earned him several international awards and even at the 2015 Ghana Movie Awards.
The category definition for the Golden Discovery has been defined by the jury as;
“The Award for discovery of the year goes to the new actor who distinguished him or herself in a breakthrough role. The role must be seen to have had a visible impact on his/her career, opening opportunities for him/her to receive other roles.”
If we are to deduce anything from the above definition, the person nominated must have had a breakthrough after been featured in a particular movie and even created opportunities for him/her to receive other roles.
Now, was the movie, Beasts of Nation a breakthrough for young Attah? Didn’t his breakthrough with just one movie earned him several international awards? Didn’t that movie create opportunities for him/her to receive other roles?
The Jury must come out to give us a valid reason why they did not nominate Abraham Attah in that category. I stand to be corrected but I doubt any of these people nominated in the category Abraham Attah should have also been nominated in have had any breakthrough with these movies that they’ve featured in.
Did Wiyaala and Shatta Wale obtain any other roles after the movies, they were featured in? What other movie did Ophelia Dzidzornu and Queen Star get feature in after playing roles in the movie/series they’ve been nominated with below? The board has some explaining to do.
Afia Odo-Beautiful Ruins Ophelia Dzidzornu- The Cursed Ones Queenstar Anaafi-YOLO Wiyala- No Man’s Land Shatta Wale- Shattered Romance Lynn Bentil- Shampaign
What Happened To Yvonne Nelson’s “If Tomorrow Never Comes”? I love watching movies and because of the nature of my job, even watching any movie can earn me money. I know for a fact, Yvonne Nelson didn’t succeed with her premiere of “If Tomorrow Never Comes” last year even after premiering it the second time. Her movie performed badly at the box office just like Shirley’s “Grey Dawn” but that does not take away the beauty and amazing storyline of the movie.
Yvonne Nelson worked really hard on the movie and it’s one that deserves to win some nominations. She won actress in a leading role at last year’s Ghana Movie Awards and earned some 3 or so other nominations. Since the Golden Movie Awards is not a popularity award, I was expecting to see Yvonne Nelson nominated in “Golden Actress (Drama) “ & perhaps “Golden Overall Movie”.
I am not certain, if it’s simply that Yvonne Nelson did not submit her works to be considered for nominations or the board just felt, her works were not qualified to be nominated.
And what about Kafui Danku’s Splendid Acting In “I DO” I personally think, the board did Kafui Danku a great disservice by not nominating her in the “Golden Actress (Comedy)”. Let’s be frank, “I Do” was the second biggest movie for 2015 and anyone who had the chance to watch the movie, would tell you, Kafui Danku was a hilarious “hooker” in the movie. She did marvelously well and we enjoyed her scene.
I mean, why nominate Nana Mensah with episode 28 Of An African City in a major category like “Golden Actress(Comedy”? It’s inappropriate to nominate her in a major category like that with an online series, when there are categories for tv series?
If I had my own way, Nana Mensah should be taken off that category and replaced with Kafui Danku.
Nominees For Golden Actress (Comedy)
Ahoufe Patri- Kalybos In China Yvonne Okoro- Ghana Must Go Nana Mensah- An African Ep2018 Rose Mensah (Kyeiwaa)- Obroni Wawu No Beasts Of Nation I wouldn’t say much about this one. The board perhaps feels, the budget for the movie was way too big and any nomination it got, would guarantee an automatic win if nominated.
Please share your personal sentiments with me to know what you also think. I am waiting on response from the jury of the Golden Movie Awards Africa to know why things ended up this way.
Gospel musician mentioned in JB Danquah’s murder
Two informants who had the opportunity to speak on Montie FM, tried to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of the late Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu,(MP) for Abuakwa North, by making lot of interesting revelations about the circumstances that led to the arrest of Daniel Asiedu the alleged killer with gospel musician cum policeman Kofi Sarpong’s name popping up as a witness to one of the instance.
Speaking to Mugabe on Montie fm which was transcribed by ghanaPoliticsOnline.Com, they said all the news in the media about how Daniel Aseidu was arrested are false but rather they were the ones who arrested Daniel Asiedu and took him to the recently transferred Greater Accra regional Police Commander COP George Akufo Dampare
According to the informants who were asked not to mention their names but later ended up giving their names as Nii and Mawuco, they were promised Ghc20,000 to apprehend Daniel Asiedu so after they arrested Daniel, they took him to COP George Akufo Dampare and received Ghc20,000 each.
“At the police station, we handed over Daniel to the police who then took him to one office in which DSP Kofi Sarpong together with COP George Dampare was present” they revealed.
The duo added that, their main objective is to see to it that all the bad nuts are apprehended so they work hand in hand with the police, but on this particular JB’s murder saga, they suspect foul play which they want to unravel.
Host of the program Mugabe who promised to continue the interview on Thursday due to time confirmed that he didn’t just allow the two into the studio but rather video evidence he received prior to the interview compelled him to grant the interview.
Shatta Wale explains why EL was booed on stage
Not too long ago, Ghana Meet Naija, an event which puts together top artiste from Ghana and Nigeria on the same stage to thrill and entertain patrons took place at the conference centre.
During the course of the program, reigning VGMA artiste of the year – EL got Booed on stage by some section of the charged audience.
Some industry persons and patrons who were present at the event linked the incident to technical hitches, others also had different reasons as to why EL was booed on stage.
In a latest development, Shatta Wale in a conversation with Sammy Flex on AM Pluzz has disclosed why he thinks EL Was booed on stage.
Shatta thinks it is fear that got the reigning artiste of the year in that mess.
He went on to blame the music industry and MUSIGA for putting so much fear in the minds of artistes by some actions and decisions the Union takes.
According to Shatta Wale, it was fear of being sidelined afterwards, that made EL unable to say what he wanted to say to the fans which resulted in them booing him off.
“Most of our Musicians in Ghana have been abused and misused and they keep all that pain in them. Let me tell you something that happened at the Ghana Meets Nija. EL wanted to say something, why couldn’t he say it? Because he fears if he says it he wouldn’t be able to get to where he wants to get to. Why won’t he be booed Sammy? We must not keep that fear in us” Shatta Wale stated.
He further stated that as for him, he will continue to do what puts food on his table without any fear whatsoever.
William Addo appeals to Obinim,Otabil,Agyin Asare,Others
Ghanaian veteran actor,William Addo aka Akpatse has appealed to religious leaders of the various churches to come to his aid.
William Addo,who needed Ghc10,000.00 to undergo glaucoma and cataract surgery on both eyes, had a successful first surgery on his left eye at a cost of Ghc5,000.00 which was donated by benevolent people like Kwame Sefa Kayi,Bola Ray etc after a passionate appeal.
Since glaucoma and cataract affect both eyes,the veteran actor ,Akpatse needs the remaining Ghc5,000.00 to undergo the second surgery on his right eye.
According to Akpatse,he just can’t fathom why pastors like Obinim,Mensah Otabil,Duncan Williams, Agyin Asare,Rev.OB etc haven’t come to his aid:
“I’m really surprised pastors who normally does all the miracles we see them do on tv and in big big crusades are yet to come to my aid…So Mensah Otabil,Obinim ,Duncan Williams, Agyin Asare,Rev OB,Opambour ,others ,I know this is too small for you… please come to my aid… I need Ghc5,000.00 for the second surgery”,Akpatse told Hotfmonlinegh.com with much passion.
Akpatse ,further revealed to Hotfmonlinegh.com that,apart from going through the surgeries at the cost of Ghc10,000.00,he will buy medicine at the cost of Ghc500.00 every month for the rest of his life:
“My doctor says I will buy medicine at the cost of Ghc500.00 which is 5 million old Ghana cedis every month till I die else I would totally go blind.So apart from the Ghc10,000.00 for the surgeries,I will need Ghc500 for medicine every month…so they should really help me…or at least heal me through their miracles”,Akpatse noted.
Akpatse which literally means a trickster in the GA dialect,indicated that he is currently responding to treatment after undergoing the first surgery and Doctors are yet to ascertain the date for the second surgery on his right eye.
Entertainment of Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Shatta Wale nominated in AMAA for doing this one thing
At the launch of the 2016 Golden Movie Awards Africa (AMAA), nominees for this year’s award ceremony were announced after screen goddess Nadia Buari has been announced as the ambassador for this year’s award scheme. The surprise came on the night when the Dancehall king’s name popped up in the Golden Discovery category.
As the nominees for that particular category was rolled on the screen, the media, personalities and celebrities present screamed in excitement when Shatta Wale’s name came up in the Golden Discovery category for the movie, Shattered Lives which he was featured in last year.
Well, Shatta Wale has just proven that he could sweep some nominations and awards in the movie industry if he wants to. He’s not far from wrong when he wants to be called Entertainer.
See below the other people Shatta Wale will be competing within the category he was nominated in. Would he be able to pick this one? Share with me your sentiments.
Afia Odo-Beautiful Ruins
Ophelia Dzidzornu- The Cursed Ones
Wiyala- No Man’s Land
Shatta Wale- Shattered Romance
Lynn Bentil- Shampaign
Stonebwoy reps Ghana at AUC-AFRIMA Conference in Banjul
Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall, reggae artiste and CEO of Burniton Music Group, Livingstone Etse Satekla well known by his stage name Stonebwoy on Tuesday May 25, 2016, solely represented Ghana at the AUC-AFRIMA Conference put together by The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in partnership with African Union Commission in Banjul, Gambia.
The conference which was well attended by music professionals, creative/cultural industry experts and practitioners; award winning recording artists and media practitioners among others saw a robust and intellectual session on the theme “Using Music, Culture and Entertainment as tools for a new Africa.”
The theme later triggered discussions into how to engage the shared African values and the spirit of Pan Africanism for greater collaborations in culture and music for sustainable development in line with the AU cultural agenda for peace building, integration, democracy, economic advancement and youth social development.
Stonebwoy who was invited to speak on “Harnessing the economic power of culture and music in Africa: the role of the stakeholders” also shared his experience as an artist and how best stake holders could all help to the benefit of Africa as a continent.
Also present were Stanley Enow (Cameroon), Ahmed Sultan (Morocco) and Adekunle Gold (Nigeria).
The conference which was to commemorate the 10th African Union Youth Charter also saw the unveiling of calendar for the 2016 All Africa Music Awards tagged AFRIMA 3.0.
Abeiku Santana composed and produced Obrafour’s Odo?
For any great lover of hiplife music, there is probably one artist you can’t do without especially since his introduction to the Ghanaian music scene and that is none other than Michael Elliot Kwabena Okyere Darko popularly known as Obrafour.
Among the countless songs we love from him are Pae Mu Ka, Asem Sebe, Twe Wo Ho, Kwame Nkrumah but in a country where we hardly pay attention to some of the creative minds behind beautiful pieces we listen to, Abeiku Santana made a revelation today on his radio show.
I remember speaking to Sarkcess Music signed artist Akwaboa sometime back in an interview where he revealed most songwriters in Ghana were not given their due. I therefore felt it was quite necessary to let you know Obrafour’s hit song Odo was composed and produced by ace radio personality and newly outdoored ambassador for tourism in Ghana, Gilbert Aggrey also known as Abeiku Santana.
Well, how did I know? The presenter on Tuesday, May 24 during his show uploaded snippets of him singing the song live on radio and indicated he was the composer and the producer of the song that was recorded in 2000 but released in 2001.
This is in no way to discredit Obrafour for his creativity and writing prowess but to shed light on the brains behind some of these creative works we enjoy. How often do you even check the writer of the story you read online? Guess you don’t. This falls in place.
Watch Abeiku Santana talk about Odo and how it came about.
Mzbel ‘won’t empower’ Schwarzenegger to cause her pain
Afia Schwarzenegger may have thrown shade at her former bff Mzbel by saying she will never be part of “Mama Bastards” Association of Ghana, but Mzbel is not going to allow none of that to tarnish her happiness.
Reacting to Afia Schwarzenegger this morning, Mzbel shared the photo below and captioned:
School seemed like a waste of my time – Delay
Ghana’s most controversial TV and radio presenter, Deloris Frimpong-Manso simply known as Delay has disclosed that talks that she dropped out of school is true and that she decided to quit school because school was just not her thing.
According to her, she was in level 400 but she still decided to quit school.
Over the weekend, she played guest to Andy Dosty on her own Delay show and when Andy Dosty asked her whether talks that she dropped out of school is true, she said
“Yes, I dropped out of school. It was left with only 2 months to complete school. I was in Methodist University level 400 but I felt school was not my thing and that I was just wasting my time. I think mine is doing business.”
When Andy Dosty then quizzed her as to why she wasted all that money and even stayed from level 100- 400 before quitting, she said,
“Andy, I went to school to prove a point. I went to school because of societal pressure. People were forcing me to go to school but within me, I don’t have any urge for school.”
Delay, however, is daring anyone who feels what she’s saying is false can please contact the authorities at Methodist University to ascertain the truth for themselves.
Entertainment of Saturday, 21 May 2016
Afia Schwarzenegger spotted with baby bump?
The controversial radio presenter is pregnant, Nsiah Asante has observed. The observation is backed with proof gathered from her recent activities as well as an insider’s account.
First of all, she posted this about her failed relationship:
And @1only_princess asked…
Diamond :Is this worth your happiness??why will u remain in a relationship that brings out the worst in you and take the best out of you
Me:For the fear of being Judged wrongly;my family;how will the church see me???
@1only_princess :okay when u die we will bury u and send your children to their grandfather Despite.
I walked out and now I am very happy,in a better space and very successful…it is okay for people to talk about your mistakes….so long as you are learning from those mistakes and please cultivate the habit of laughing at yourself….it helps!!!!
Failure is not you falling but you remaining on the ground….dust yourself and move on. We all make mistakes…you made a mistake doesn’t mean you are a mistake…don’t remain in an abusive unproductive relationship filled with lies for the fear of what people will say;yes u trusted the wrong person,loved the wrong person BUT…don’t hold on to their lies.
Atleast I have 2 white gold rings that I can sell someday or even give it away to my fans!!!! When you shut that door…you will see so many options…not everyone is worth your time or your emotions!!! “Marriage won’t stop a cheater from cheating nor will a ring cure a failing relationship”
It may sound nothing but our Gossip team is well aware of her decision not to marry again following her recent issues with the man who was married with kids in the UK.
In this post, she cleanses herself by letting all know her past is better left in the past.
Afia Schwarzenegger’s Husband Is Married With 3 Kids In the UK- Diamond Appiah Roars What gets interesting here is that she posted a photo of her little girl, Pena. In this photo, she asks to guess who wants a little brother.
If you have been with an expectant mother before, you’d know this happens quite often. From this, Afia is expecting a baby and already throwing signals around.
In her next photo, she was at (going to) the Lapaz Community Clinic (although it is her house). At least, that was the location she named with the photo. Check out her face and tell me she is not pregnant.
She has been spotted at the clinic and talking about her little girl needing a little brother says a lot. Well, like the Akans say, it is impossible to hide a pregnancy, lets wait and see.
See her posts below:
Sonnie Badu to be awarded at launch of Gospel Africa
Gospel Africa is honouring International Gospel artiste and Song writer Sonnie Badu, for his outstanding and continues philanthropy works across Africa which is touching many lives and restoring lost hopes especially to homeless children/ orphans, widows and the sick.
And also for standing tall and positively projecting Africa by virtue of His exceptional and excellent performance in the African Gospel Music industry for 20 years running.
The awards will be presented to him today, Saturday Amy 21 at an event at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at 4 pm… during which the Gospel Africa will be officially launched.
The Gospel Africa is a private organization seeking to serve as an alternative voice of truth in promoting kingdom truth through its media outlet across Africa
Sulley Muntari and wife pose with son for the first time
Son of model Menaye Donkor and football star, Sulley Muntari, Jamal is growing so-so fast.
Over the weekend, Muntari and Wife took little Jamal with them as they hang out with other football stars such as Kevin Prince Boateng and wife.
The relationship Sulley Muntari and Wife, Menaye have with their son, Jamal is simply admirable.
Jamal is growing so fast, he is just little over one year, and this is how he looks now.
Manasseh Azure: A common sense response to Lydia Forson
Dear Lydia Forson,
I have read your letter. You had a point to make. And you made it clearly and forcefully. I do not agree with your point, but I learnt something from your piece.
This is despite the fact that you punctuated your message with insults and name-calling. In essence, you passed judgment. Ironically, you accused Hamamat’s critics of being judgmental. You described me as an attention seeker who is “constantly searching for anything to keep yourself relevant and you start to enjoy the applause, likes, comments etc you receive from strangers.” You described my followers as “hypocrites”.
You said I am “misogynistic and chauvinistic”. I have felt the need to reply you. But I will not call you names. I just want to explain my position to you. And those who think like you.
For the sake of those who may not have followed the story, let me begin from the beginning. After the recent Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, two female celebrities caused social media to buzz because of what they wore to the event. They are actress Nadia Buari and former Miss Malaika winner, Hamamat Montia.
They wore dresses that revealed their breasts. Some people thought it was too indecent so they condemned them on social media. I did not pass a comment on either of them. Later, Hamamat apologised to her fans for the dress she wore and asked for forgiveness. I did not comment on her apology, the same way I did not comment on her dress code.
A day or two later, I read an article in which you, Lydia Forson, stated that Hamamat should not have apologised. This is how you started your article:
“I just read that Hamamat Montia former Miss Malaika winner who wore a daring dress to the VGMA’s showing her side boob, has apologized. Stupid stuff like this gets my blood boiling. Apologizing to who and for what?”
In that article, you descended heavily on those who criticised Hamamat’s dress code: “And half the nig**z complaining are probably jerking of (sic) over this picture and the women are probably angry they weren’t daring enough to pull it off.” Really?
You ended your article by advising Hamamat: “But my dear Hamamat next time stand by what you wore (cuz I know you were feeling yourself that night and were well aware of the side boob when you picked out the dress)… But NEVER apologize to people who don’t feed you like you’re some little girl with no brains.”
I totally disagreed with you, but I did not make any comment on your article. I thought you were entitled to your opinion. I had shared some of your previous write-ups with my readers. I agreed with you and commended you highly.
What made me comment on this issue was when Hamamat later granted an interview to Joy News, a week after the awards. In that interview, when she was asked about her take on nudity, the subject that brought her a lot of criticism, she said among other things that “if somebody is strong enough to show a part of them that has to be covered, for me that’s confidence and that should be seen as art.” I cringed with rage when I heard her.
I had earlier read somewhere that Moesha Boduong, the Ghanaian actress who is noted for dressing in a similar way, described her body as a work of art. Hamamat had earlier thanked you, Lydia Forson, for jumping to her defense when she was criticised. And I saw this comment as an inspiration she took from your article. I shared her video with the following post: “When you get wiser, you will look back and realise that the likes of Lydia Forson who encourage you to hold on to such lame-minded views really hurt you. Madness!”
I must admit that, on a sober reflection, I think I could have been less harsh in my criticism, which I am sincerely remorseful for. But I still stand by the import of my Facebook post. This is the message that led to your letter to me and I dare say your problem was not the harshness of my criticism. In your article, as in many of your writings, you sound harsher.
Now to your accusations: You say I am an attention seeker. I have heard this many times, and I think you and the likes of Sam George who call me an attention seeker are partly right. The only thing you need to add to that description to be wholly accurate is the adjective “relevant”. I seek to be a relevant attention seeker. I am a journalist and writer. I must first get your attention before you can listen to me. This week, President Mahama addressed a section of Ghanaians in the United Kingdom and he talked about GYEEDA. Back home, two ministers of state met the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament and the main subject was GYEEDA. GYEEDA was a subject of my investigation in February 2013, but they are still talking about it. So it’s not entirely wrong to seek attention when it is relevant. There are many others who said worse things about Hamamat and your take, but you did not respond to them. Why? They may not be worthy of your attention. So call me a worthy and relevant attention seeker.
The accusation I cannot accept is when you described me as “chauvinistic and misogynistic.” I do not hate women. No, I don’t!
Do you remember how you and I came to be friends? It was exactly about this time last year when you wrote an article that was very critical of President Mahama at the peak of the power crisis. You and the likes of Yvonne Nelson, who spoke out, were subjects of attacks from people, who called you unprintable names. I was one of those who staunchly defended you and your comments, which in turn earned me a number of enemies.
When Archbishop Duncan Williams made comments to the effect that the achievements of a woman are nothing if she does not have a husband, you and I were on the same page. We wrote strongly about it. Years ago, when Maxwell Kofi Jumah accused Patricia Appiagyei of using sexual favours to snatch his political positions; I fought for Patricia Appiagyei even though I did not know her. These articles are online. And if you Google another of my articles, “Savannah View: The curse of being a female,” you will understand why I have made it a point to fight for women empowerment.
Last year when Lawyer Clara Beeri joined a panel on Newsfile to discuss the judicial corruption scandal, it was clear that she was the most brilliant among the panel that day. She tamed Lawyer John Ndebugre, who had started by bullying everyone on the panel. After Clara Beeri spoke and put Ndebugri in his proper place, he decided to patronise her looks instead of praising her brains: “I had heard about you but I didn’t know you were this beautiful,” he said. I took Lawyer Ndebugre on in my column that week. Clara was on the panel because of her brains, not beauty. The quality of women should not be reduced to looks, I argued.
And if you care to know, I met and fell in love with my girlfriend when she wrote a piece on feminism, urging women to stand for and pursue their dreams and not be subservient to the wishes of men.
I can go on and on, but what I want you to know is that I don’t hate women. I’m not misogynistic. Don’t be in a haste to judge and brand those who don’t agree with you on just one issue, when you don’t understand where they are coming from. I think we stand for the same cause – women empowerment. Our only point of departure, as far as I can recall, is the decency of women. My view on this is informed by this common sense scenario:
Mzbel is as talented as Okyeame Kwame, if not more talented than he. The two are musicians, but when you mention their names, they connote two different things. You know, don’t you? Why would Daddy Lumba dress very decently and sing while the female dancers appear half naked to shake their butts and boobs? At the recent VGMA, when Kofi Kinaata mounted the stage to perform, we admired him for his wisdom but the ladies who went with him on stage had to provocatively wriggle their waists. Is that all women have to offer? Women should be respected for their brains, talents and skills and not objectified as sex symbols. Hamamat should show her brains, not her boobs, if she wants attention or publicity.
When I was growing up, almost every Hollywood blockbuster I saw had a white man as the protagonist (blow man), accompanied by a strong black man who often acted stupid. He would do the donkeywork, get killed at a point and the white man would emerge a hero. It took me some time to realise that this was a deliberate way to define the place of the blacks. The objectification of women in movies, music videos and commercials as sex objects has a subtle way of undermining the fight for women empowerment. Feminists should not see any attempt to correct this anomaly as misogynist. How about the women who also condemn such shameful acts?
Interestingly, while you attack others and accuse them of being self-appointed moral crusaders, you show in your writings that you are a sort of standard for society. If you have done or got something wrong, then it’s no big deal. In the piece on Hamamat, you made reference to yourself when you talked about the photographer. When you talked about getting it wrong on the red carpet, you again used yourself as a standard of a sort:
“There’s nothing wrong with getting it wrong on the red carpet. Lord knows I’ve done it countless times, but it’s the red carpet not bloody heaven. And if you get it wrong you can either own your poor fashion sense or stand by what you wore. Because fashion, like all other things is relative.”
Ms. Lydia Forson, for your information, you are not the standard. If you get it wrong, it doesn’t mean it’s okay for everybody to get it wrong. And for your information, all other things are not relative. We have written and unwritten laws and moral codes that guide the conduct of human beings in every society. That’s what makes us different from animals.
Morality versus legality
Whoever thinks morality is not important in any intellectual discussion needs to think a little bit deeper and apply common sense to the concept of morality and legality.
I hold the view that morality is the foundation of laws. Morality is defined as “principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behaviour”. Any law that has been made in any society came from morality. The generality of people in that society must first distinguish between right and wrong or good and bad behaviour. In order to discourage wrong or bad behaviour, laws are made to punish those who breach the moral codes of those societies. Laws are made to cure mischief, to correct societal wrongs or to prevent them from happening.
Apart from laws and the constitution, we still have codes of conduct. These are moral codes. With time, some of them have been passed into law. Currently the Conduct of Public Officers Bill, 2013 is before the Parliament of Ghana. What started as a moral or ethical code is becoming an enforceable law. No society will survive when morality, decency and the values of that society are ignored.
I also hold the view that the main reason there is order and cohesion in society is not only because of the existence of laws. I don’t remember the last time you read the constitution or the criminal code before you acted in your daily life. If we all decide to break traffic laws, there will not be enough police officers to arrest us. We obey because we think it is right to do so. It’s a moral decision.
You asked in that article whether there is a law on dressing. There is no law on dressing, but common sense and human conscience tell us when or where to wear what. There is no law that prohibits Lydia Forson from sleeping with her best friend’s boyfriend. But I know you will not do that because you believe it to be wrong. That’s a purely moral decision. In my view, a human being who has no regard for morality (the principle of right or wrong) and the dictates of good conscience is not different from a wild beast.
And don’t attack people when they condemn an act they consider distasteful. If Hamamat had the right to wear what she liked, those who saw her in that dress also had the right to comment. Kwame Nkrumah once said that the “the most effective way to fight corruption is to build a strong public opinion against it.” Even where there are laws, public opinion plays an important role in holding people in check.
So who determines what is morally correct or incorrect? In other words, who is the standard for which we are to measure human behaviour? As Kofi Bentil of IMANI Ghana often says, the lowest denominator of society should not be our standard. Obviously, those who walk about practically naked are not the standard for women. Even the law does not expect lower standards. Oliver Wendell Holmes teaches us in his book, The Common Man that:
“…the law does not attempt to see men as God sees them, for more than one sees sufficient reason …If, for instance, a man is born hasty and awkward, is always having accidents and hurting himself or his neighbours, no doubt his accidental slips are no less troublesome to his neighbours than if they sprang from some guilty neglect.”
The law often refers to the “reasonable man” as the standard for measuring human behaviour. This is what A.P. Herbert in his book, The Uncommon Law, says of the reasonable man:
“Devoid, in short of any human weakness, with not a single saving vice, sans prejudice, procrastination, ill-nature, avarice, and absence of mind, as careful for his own safety as he is for that of others; this excellent but odious creature stands like a monument in our courts, vainly appealing to his fellow citizens to order their lives after his own example.”
From the above, the reasonable man is a perfect man. Nobody is perfect but the reasonable man does not lower the standards.
Lydia Forson, I am not a paragon of virtues. My standard may be too low for the society. But what I try to point out in my writings is what, I think, the reasonable man would point out, what we should aspire to be. The reasonable man does not think that it is okay for a mother of two, who is a role model to many young women, to appear in public advertising her boobs. The reasonable man does not believe that a grown up musician should show his penis in public because it is his body. The reasonable man would not say the function of the anus is for sex. The reasonable man does not think that everything is relative.
It is true that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. But that does not mean we should stop aspiring for heaven. Let’s look up to the reasonable man. And common sense.
Entertainment of Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Abeiku Santana appointed Tourism Ambassador for Ghana
Celebrated radio personality, Abeiku Aggrey Santana, who had wanted to contest in the NDC primaries in the Mfantseman constituency in the Central Region has been added to the list of Ghana’s Tourism Ambassadors.
This announcement was made by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts at the media launch of the upcoming 3rd Ghana Carnival slated for July.
Abeiku Santana was full of joy and happiness and promise to made Ghana, the tourism destination of West Africa soon.
Abeiku Santana joins actor John Dumelo as Ghana’s Ambassadors of Tourism.
Your body is your selling point – Musician Sista Afia
Francesca Duncan Williams believes the body of an artiste helps him/her to sell a brand.
Popularly known as Sista Afia, the ‘Kro Kro No’ singer says “as an artiste you need to find a point that is sell-able and for me I think it is your body.”
She has some pretty solid reasons for her belief.
“In this world, you need to research and know what works for you because you can’t please everyone. Especially as an artiste you need to find a point that is sell-able and for me I think it is your body. This is not to say that, you should go naked or something but you have to be in good shape, exercise, eat well so that you can look presentable and only then would you be acceptable,” she told livefmghana.com in an exclusive interview.
“Grooming is also important, you should be neat, your hair should be on point, the way you dress and carry yourself is also paramount.”
I choose JM – Bulldog
It seems the choices fever is still on. Former artiste manager of Shatta Wale, Bulldog for some time now has been a campaigner of Prez Mahama and the NDC government.
He doesn’t shy away at all, he displays his love for the NDC party publicly left, right and center.
Bulldog has once again disclosed publicly that everybody’s got choices and that to him, it’s Nana Akuffo Addo nope but President Mahama yes.
Posting on his Facebook timeline using the choices kind of style, he posted,
H.E. John Dramani Mahama: ?#?YUPP?!!!! Akuffo Addo: ?#?NOPE?!!!! Everybody got choices
?#?ICHOOSEJM? ?#?grateful? ?#?thywillbedone? ?#?killdemwithlove? ?#?sikanhyira
Wisa Greid campaigns for Nana Akufo-Addo
Wisa Greid in his new video posted on Facebook has declared his support for the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo.
According to him, Nana Addo has the solutions to the challenges facing the country including the energy crisis.
“I’ve supported NPP for a while now because since I was born that was the party my father was supporting so that is the party I was born into and that is what I will support,” he said at Labadi in the La Dade-Kotopon Constituency of the Greater Accra Region, Monday, when Nana Addo visited the area.
The ‘Ekiki mi’ hit singer expressed confidence that Nana Addo will win the elections which will subsequently give him the mandate to change the ailing economy.
“I am a musician who always goes to the studio to work. I work with electricity and when there is power fluctuation, my work cannot progress.
“So I am excited that we have a leader who has promised to solve the problems facing the nation and I believe that he can do it. I am very confident that Nana Akufo Addo will take over the presidency come 7th November. So let’s all support him.”
Over the years, a number of Ghanaian celebrities have publicly declared their support for the two major political parties in the country.
Actor John Dumelo and his colleague, Clement Bonney (Mr. Beautiful) have made public their support for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and have been spotted at rallies organised by the party.
Watch Video below.
Entertainment of Monday, 16 May 2016
Bukom Banku’s career in danger?
Bukom Banku’s career could be in danger following a warning by a sports medicine expert, Dr. Prince Pambo, that the effects of skin bleaching by athletes would have a lasting damaging effect on the athlete.
According to Pambo, who is the medical director of the National Sports Authority, the skin loses its toughness and elasticity when one bleaches .
“If you an athlete bleach your skin and there is a laceration or a cut it can be problematic because it makes stitching difficult”, he told the Graphic Sports in an interview yesterday.
Pambo’s comment comes in the wake of reports that Braimah Kamako aka Bukom Banku has opted for skin bleaching.
He noted that the healing of a wound of someone who bleaches was always difficult contending that for an athlete, particularly boxers who engage in a contact sport, the healing of such wounds would never be complete.
Dr. Pambo stated that athletes such as Banku, who is an individual star, must act as role models for the youth to emulate.
He stressed that to resort to bleaching which is a bad example for the youth to emulate did not augur well, particularly for Banku, who many Ghanaian youth look up.
Stonebwoy is an asset for Ghana – James Gardner
Ghanaian actor James Gardner has described dancehall artiste Stonebwoy as one with a lot of international appeals and therefore believes he can promote Ghana on the international stage.
The BET award winner lost out to EL on the Artiste of the Year award at the recently organised Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
He was highly tipped to scoop that particular award though he walked away with the Best Reggae Artiste of the Year.
In an exclusive interview with TV3 Network.com, James Gardner said Stonebwoy’s international appeal is one which puts him amongst the best and puts Ghana high on the globe.
“Stonebwoy is really waving the flag of Ghana high having gone on tour with Grammy award winning group Morgan Heritage and it’s too much.
“They go on stage and introduce him as a ‘Ghana boy’ and you know it’s very difficult to penetrate into a click like that especially in Jamaica.
He explained that Jamaica is very stereotype “and if you are not Jamaican, your music can’t cross over but here is a man who is winning BET awards, going on tour with Morgan Heritage and he is doing well”.
Manasseh Azure is misogynistic, attention seeker – Lydia Forson
Controversial actress, Lydia Forson has taken a swipe at Manasseh Azure Awuni, describing the latter as an attention seeker who is “ constantly searching for anything to keep yourself relevant and you start to enjoy the applause, likes, comments etc you receive from strangers”.
Miss Forson was forced to pen down her latest epistle after the ace investigative journalist scolded the actress for defending model, Hamamat Montia’s raunchy dressing to the recent VGMA.
“When you get wiser, you will look back and realize that the likes of Lydia Forson who encourage you to hold on to such lame-minded views really hurt you. Madness!” Manasseh fired on his Facebook page Sunday.
As expected, Miss Forson wasted no time in hitting back
Manasseh Azure Awuni(the moral crusader) | You HELLO’d me from the Other Side.
It’s Sunday, the one day the majority of the country is in church, and so for a few hours I get to pretend all is right in this country, and everyone is pretentiously friendly to each other.
Sunday, what a perfect day it can be, or so I thought. I’m binge watching The Good Wife, and I see an alert on my phone, ah, aren’t people supposed to be in church or atleast think I am too and leave me alone. Someones tagged me in a post from Manasseh, I don’t pay it any mind at first, like me he’s got a lot to say, and I’m guessing it’s got to be something interesting, so I’ll read later when my attention isn’t divided. But to my shock he’s “Helloing me from the other side”(in his not so good Adele voice)
I had to double check to see if this was his real page, and if he had in fact written such a thing about me. I mean I would never call him my friend, an aquaintance maybe, and although I’m guessing we don’t always see eye to eye I atleast have maintained some level of respect for him, assuming it’s mutual. So I didn’t understand where this was coming from, or maybe I did, because for a few months now I had noticed some snide comments from him,which although weren’t directed at me seemed to be about me and my “kind”, but I always shook it off and thought it was my mind getting the best of me. But perhaps I was shouldn’t have.
Anyway when I saw the post, I wanted to “Hello” him right back, (gosh I love Adele) because this was the same guy who before I ever met him had called to “support” me for one of my write ups.
But I decided against it, because he called for me on Social Media and I guess well, I had to “hello” him back on there too.
First of , Sir, i’ts ok to disagree, with things I write, what a boring world if we all did to agree, however if your only way to make a point is by hitting below the belt, then well, it’s more of an attack than an opinion.
If you really had an intelligent assessment of piece, you should have put it down, and perhaps convinced me with facts, analysis etc to see your point of view.
I’m not perfect, in fact I’m beautifuly flawed and able to own up to it if need be. I can say it’s why I think and reason the way I do; because I’ve opened my mind up to learn and refuse to restrict my self only to the world I know , something I think you can learn from. It’s why even after your low blow, I will still jump to your defense should anyone feel the need to insult you for it; what kind of person will I be if I fight against one injustice yet encourage another?
And yes, like you, many think of me as an attention seeker, which is laughbale because even if I were, which I’m not, I would be justified. I am,after all an actress, No?
So WTF do you think I’m on TV? To hide from the public?
Sorry I nearly got of track there. Yea, so I don’t thirst for attention, I’m quite ok with going unnoticed so long as my work gets the necessary recognition, because the last I checked, the “so called” attention you people like to speak of , hasn’t given me $1m yet, and I don’t know about you, but I ain’t tryna be no broke “celebrity”, no be that one I go chop. I only speak on issues I feel strongly about, hopefully to like minded people; and never want it to be about me,but the subject at hand( dare I say you’ve granted more interviews than me this year?) In the hopes that we can learn from each other and through our own small contribution be a part of the change this country so desperately needs.
” Think Abarriit” ( in my Lafa) what kind of human being in her right mind wants to be insulted all day? I must be really stupid to want that. You on the other hand are beginning to live for it, the attention I mean. Come on, don’t be shy, OWN it and it will set you Freeeeeeeeeee!!!! We met for the first time after your phone call at joy fm, I noted from our conversation that day, you were guided by your moral and religious standards, rather than reason on issues.
You seem to have a one track mind when it comes to issues, to you the world is black and white, with no grey areas and is the reason why you expect everyone to live up to you expectation. And the encouragement you recieve from your equally hypocritical “fans” only urge you on. So it’s not surprise that I find myself at the receiving end of you moral crusade. What baffles me is that the same man that spoke against Duncan William and his comments against women, now does pretty much the same. Fans will so that to you, make you lose focus.
Fame is an addictive drug Sir, one I’ve had my own dose of, and once you’re hooked it’s usually very hard to break away from. You’re constantly searching for anything to keep yourself relevant and you start to enjoy the applause, likes, comments etc you receive from strangers. Heck people who wouldn’t pay you any mind begin to recognize you and want to associated themselves with you, it’s a good feeling, I won’t lie.And you’re so intoxicated.
But you see, when you start to get smart, you realise it’s not really worth the hype and a lot of it isn’t real. You will open your eyes and start seeing between who’s smile reaches their eyes and who’s words touches your heart. You will know who’s just feeding your ego and who’s really on your side. Today you exhibited your misogynistic and chauvinistic side that you’ve managed to hide so well( I’m lying you haven’t, but in a society that doesn’t really know the difference you have maybe)
And you may swear up and down that you aren’t, and truly believe it, which I understand. Because our patriarchal society has made it all too normal, that people like you haven’t known anything else outside that. However the most dangerous type of misogynist is one who doesn’t know and thus cannot recognize the error of his ways. For that I forgive you. What I don’t forgive however is your lack of COMPRENSION, you’re a writer,that shouldn’t be. Because you’re already prejudiced to thinking that feminists or “so-called” feminist as you like to call us, are women who want to fight anything and everything just to prove a point, even when it’s wrong, you read my post about Hamamat with a one track mind. And for years it’s because of people like you that dissociated myself from that word. Mostly because I didn’t want to be seen as just another woman fighting all men .
But as I noted in my piece here by dissociated myself from the word, I was indirectly encouraging and feeding into that stereotype people like you have encouraged. Anyway, because of that prejudice, you left the journalist at home when you read my article and came in with “Manasseh the fighter of immorality”. If you had read it with your thinking cap, you would have noted that NO WHERE did I praise her dress or encourage her for it, although I still believe she has the right to wear what she wants.
My piece was about the society, people like you especially, that have turned yourself into judge and jury over someone’s life because of your own standards. Her apology, regardless of what she may say didn’t come from a place of regret, but because you people bullied her into it. You talked more about her personality, children, ex-husband, lack of a man and woman hood, looks etc than you did about the dress.
Had she been applauded and praised she wouldn’t have, because as a model, even after children she’s worn more provocative cloths, which she’s entitled to. Even so , she’s a mature woman so regardless of what I think had the right to apologize if she genuinely felt that she did something wrong and wanted to own up to it. But not because of the nasty comments some of you left on her wall. Why couldn’t we discuss the dress without her person? Why couldn’t we agree that it wasn’t the best choice if we felt so without berating her? This is the point you Sir, MISSED.
And THIS is what you’re encouraging without knowing it; a society that will all but flog you into submission if they think you’re wrong. Perhaps unlike other parts of the world YOU didn’t run her down the streets and strip her naked, but you YOU did with your words and that’s the same or worse, because wounds heal, but words don’t. So you see, played yourself boy.
Its the same mistake you made about the Catholic Church instisting that women should dress a certain way for service; (yea I caught you shade) again you were blinded by your sentiments that you missed the point the “so-called” feminist you mocked were making. They weren’t asking to go to church half naked,surely every church or place has a right to insist on a dress code, and if you can’t abide by it, have the right not to go. Their point was the reasoning behind it, that these women were tempting men. Ha. So what happens after church, in the real world with liberal dress codes. Would they blame the half naked woman for not making it to heaven????
P. S I’m tempted to believe that you don’t even know what the word feminist means, because if you did you wouldn’t be using it the way you do. Because we’re not just a bunch of women fighting men, we’re women and men fighting to define, establish and achieve equal political, economic ,personal and social rights for women. Once upon a time, I thought of you as a feminist, but I take it back because you still don’t get it.
Because if you did this, you would understand that, by telling a woman to dress a certain why so as not to tempt a man in “church”, is like a rapists blaming victim it’s her choice of cloths.
What then do you say to the little girl molested by her uncle, or even the boy by a stranger, like the doctor you helped put away; would you say it’s the boy’s fault for being sodomised if true? Because that’s the point you’re driving at.
Again I doubt anything I’ve written will change your mind, as people like you rarely want to be wrong. But I write this not for you, but the many people who follow you and who you have some influence over, in the hopes that you will not taint them with your mysogynist views.
It’s obvious you’re angry, perhaps at the fact that I don’t share the same views as you do on several issue. Lydia Forson, the lady you thought will be a crusader and fight by your side, turns out to be the total opposite.
I get it, you’re hurt and I’m sorry I didn’t live up to your “imagination”. But you need to eat some chocolate,cry and get over it. Oh and in the spirit of Sunday and a language you are more likely to understand,
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye”.
Entertainment of Saturday, 14 May 2016
Bikini bash: Christabel Ekeh unfollows all fans on Instagram
Actress Christabel Ekeh apparently has a new Instagram philosophy: ‘Tis better to give than to receive.
Though the beautiful actress has over 105k followers on the photo-sharing site, she’s no longer following a single person, not even her fellow celebrities.
With the mass unfollowing, many are curious as to the reason for it. Recently, her posts have gotten a lot of attention for some suggestive contents.
The actress was well lashed by the public when she recently posted mouthwatering photos of her in Bikini, since then, she’s scaled back even further, reducing her following count to zero.
Source: Lydia Forson/facebook
Lydia Forson condemns Amanda Acquah leaked sex video
Actress Lydia Forson has strongly condemned the leakage of a sex tape alleged to belong to former wife of Black Stars player Afriyie Acquah.
In a facebook post, Lydia shares a video and also writes:
“At this point I don’t know any more… Why on earth would I want another woman’s nakedness on my phone? For what? If you want porn there are several professional sites out there, some even free for you”.
“But for what purpose would I want another woman’s private video to her husband on my phone”??
“If you have the video and have sent it to another person, know you’re as guilty as the one who leaked it because you’ve become a tool to further her agenda. You may convince yourself that it’s already out there so you’ve done nothing wrong, but you have. It’s out there because someone like you sent it to another person”
“What kind of people rejoice in another person’s downfall like that? Tell yourself she deserves it, tell yourself if she didn’t want it out there she wouldn’t have recorded it in the first place. But you know the beauty of Karma? It’s a bitch. So today I send Karma all the way to you, for every click or send Karma will be taking note”.
“You’ll be getting the call soon”.
South African radio stations to play 90% local music
The Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture has welcomed the announcement by the leadership team at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that 90% local music will be played across its 18 radio stations.
“This bold decision will not only celebrate the richness and diversity of local talent but will enhance the quality of lives of local artists,” said a statement from the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture.
The committee has on numerous occasions called on broadcasters to increase the percentage of local content on their platforms.
“It is on this basis that we are happy that the leadership of the SABC has listened and is implementing the committee’s calls albeit on a trial basis,” said Xoliswa Tom, the chairperson of the committee.
She said what was even more reassuring is the fact that the SABC went far beyond the 40% minimum requirement of local music played as per Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s regulations.
The 90% quota will ensure that local artists benefit financially, something that will trigger more economic activity within the country. This increased economic activity will in turn lead to the creation of much-needed job opportunities. This will also ensure that artists invest more money in improving the quality of the products that they release.
She said this decision is a testament to the important role that the SABC, as a public broadcaster, ought to play in reflecting the South African story – in this case through music.
Furthermore, it brings to life the corporation’s mandate of nurturing South African talent. The committee further welcomes the fact that the broadcaster will increase its local content offering on television.
The committee encourages all other broadcasters to follow the SABC’s lead and increase the percentages of local content on their platforms. – Allafrica
I’m tired of ladies sending me nude videos via Snapchat – Mr. Eazi
You are just not aware what our celebrities go through in the hands of their followers. Bankulize hitmaker, Mr. Eazi has disclosed that he’s tired of ladies sending him nude videos on Snapchat.
According to him a lot of times, he would wake up and check his phone, and it’s just nude videos upon nude videos as well as proposals upon proposals.
When Anita Erskine quizzed him on Starr Fm as to some of the tempting stuff he goes through in the hands of his fans, he said,
“Nude videos, nude videos. I would wake up, check my phone and it’s just nude vides upon nude videos on Snapchat. Some would even go to the extent of proposing to me something like, ‘oo Mr. Eazi try me, I promise to be there for you, I would spoil you with money, just agree to date me’. The temptations are just too much.”
On whether he’s the spiritual type, he said, “Had it not being for my mum who has been praying day in day out, I’m sure I would have fallen. Myself, I’m also spiritual and as well my team, the advice and more.”
Mr. Eazi has recently been signed by Wizkid onto his Starboy Worldwide Record label alongside R2bees and Efya. He will be performing come May 21 at the AICC for this year’s Ghana Meets Naija Concert.
I have not tampered with my boobs – Nadia Buari
Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari and mother of two has rubbished claims that she has done boobs job after she showed lots of flesh in the bust region at this year’s VGMA.
She wore a shinny dress which brought out the firmness of her boobs as that of one who has never seen the four walls of a labour ward or one with breast silicone.
“it is ridiculous for anyone to say or think that,” she answered when asked by Bola on Wednesday on Starr Chat if she had tempered with her boobs.
Buari was born on November 21, 1982.
She has starred in a number of movies including The Return of Beyoncé, Mummy’s Daughter, Darkness of Sorrow, Slave to Lust, In The Eyes of My Husband, American Boy, Wicked Intentions and Tomorrow Must Wait.
You’ll win an int’l award – Kwaku Bonsam to Shatta Wale
2016 VGMAs is past and gone. It’s no news that dancehall king Shatta Wale was disqualified on the basics that he has to complete an apology process before he would get nominations.
Ghana’s most sought after fetish priest, Nana Kwaku Bonsam has assured ‘Am Ok’ hitmaker Shatta Wale over his VGMAs snub.
According to Bonsam, it wasn’t fair for Charterhouse to disqualify Shatta Wale and that the hatred is just too much. Bonsam however has a word of assurance for Shatta Wale in that he can promise he would win an authentic international award between now and December.
He posted about some 7 minutes video on his Facebook timeline where he basically said, “I’m assuring Shatta Wale that he will get an award before the year ends. He will get award not in Ghana but outside the country where it’s gonna be an authentic award. Between now and December, it will happen.”
He continued, “Nobody can stop Shatta Wale from shinning and those who hate him, it’s gonna be back to the sender. I don’t know you, I’ve not met you before but I like and admire you.” He ended.
Entertainment of Friday, 13 May 2016
I will go into wee farming – Blakk Rasta
One of the most respectable figures of our time, Blakk Rasta has indicated that he will go into cannabis (wee) farming when legalised.
Blakk Rasta was reacting to the call by the head of the Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Police Service ,David Selom Hukportie to decriminalize cannabis .
Blakk Rasta ,who has been an advocate of legalising cannabis (wee) in the country indicated that he would cultivate the banned flowering hemp over and over again when legalized
He spoke with Ebenezer Anderson aka Dr.who ,on “Hot Rush Hour” drive time show on Hot 93.9Fm :
“I’m extremely chirpy i have been vindicated by the police.Dr.Who, you remember this is the same thing i said which took me to the parliament house…then after that Kofi Annan also said it and now the head of the Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Ghana police service ,David Selom himself has also argued for the decriminalization …Seriously its a big vindication for me”,Blakk told Dr.Who with much elation.
“Hahahaha…Dr.who i will cultivate wee over and over again…i will put up the biggest wee farm and make sure i become the best ganja farmer because you don’t need fertiliser when cultivating wee” Blakk Rasta further told Dr.Who with much humor.
Blakk Rasta who congratulated the police for arguing about the decriminalization of the flowering hemp, affirmed that he cannot wait for its acceptance by the authorities.
John Dumelo joins Mahama in London
Ghanaian actor John Dumelo will be at the Jumeriah Hotel today to show solidarity with John Mahama as the president interacts with Ghanaians.
Mahama is already in London attending the World Anti-Corruption Summit at the behest of the UK government.
Dumelo, who has more than five million fans following him on social media, hopes to use the opportunity to pull a lot of crowd to the gathering.
Popularly called JD, John said although he is in London on a business trip, he will make time to attend the durbar in which the President will account to Ghanaians in the United Kingdom.
According to him, he is convinced that the Mahama administration is on the right track and it is “only fair to acknowledge it and show support to the good works.”
Bleaching will give you cancer – Prof. Delle tells Bukom Banku
Renowned Ghanaian, Dermatologist Professor Edmund Delle, has raised a major health red flag for Bukom Banku because he risks contracting skin cancer.
The founder of Rabito chain of skin clinics, who has over 40 years of experience as a dermatologist, explained, that the boxer’s bleaching could open up his skin to direct sun burns which result in a disease exogenous ochronosis.
“This condition will create dark coloration of the skin and eventually become an ulcer which develops into caner. So if a person like him wants good health and good skin the he should stop bleaching., It is totally unacceptable,” Prof Delle, who is also Chairman of the Convention People’s Party added.
Bukom Banku during recent interview on Joy News TV’s Pulse Programme confirmed he was bleaching his skin and to take advantage of opportunities awaiting him should President John Mahama win the 2016 General Elections.
“I will become Ghana’s Ambassador to Germany if President Mahama wins the election and I want to look like them.”
“The only two people who can stop me from bleaching are President John Mahama and the National Chief Imam,” he told Pulse Host Francis Abban in the over 15 minute interview on the Joy News Channel.
The boxer has also revealed that he will take a year’s break from boxing to focus on politics so he can help incumbent President John Mahama to retain his seat.
According to him, one of his wives Stella Tetteh who was also bleaching advised him to do same.
“She started the bleaching first and advised me to do same so took it. My skin is too black so I want to become light skinned.”
The Accra-based boxer, disagrees with the talk about opening himself up to cancer. “God created Michael Jackson differently from me. So what can kill him will not necessarily kill me. So it is possible that someone can consume poison and die but I will do same and live. So it doesn’t necessarily mean that I can get a disease out of bleaching, My body is different,” said while attempting to sound philosophical.
Bukom Banku who is undefeated in 28 fights has had stints with the WBO Africa light Heavyweight and cruiserweight titles as well as the Africa Boxing Union’s light heavyweight title.
I don’t think about what people say about me – Nadia Buari
Actress Nadia Buari is notorious for being a very private person. A number of rumors about her have gone unanswered, either by Buari or her family. Why? because she doesn’t care or think about what anyone has to say about her.
“I don’t think anything about what anybody says.” she told Bola Ray during an interview on Starr Chat on Starr 103.5 FM Wednesday evening.
She also explained why she keeps the identity of her children and their father private. “I’m protective of all of them, they didn’t ask for the life that I chose. How I wanted to handle it was how I handled it.”
She was born in Takoradi in 1982 to Musician Alhaji Sidiku Buari and Beautician mother Hajia Buari. Throughout her school life she was actively involved in school drama and dance clubs. She studied Performing Arts at the University of Ghana.
Nadia’s career began on Televison series Games People Play in 2005. Her first major film was Mummy’s Daughter, after which she starred in Beyonce: The President’s Daughter.
Her breakthrough role in Nollywood was in the movie Beyonce & Rihanna alongside Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.
She has starred in a number of popular movies including Rough Rider, Beauty and the Beast, Holding Hope and Single and Married.
In 2013, She won the Pan African Actress award at the annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards) in New York.
She also produced her first movie The Diary of Imogen Brown in the same year.
She is said to have dated former Black Stars player Micheal Essien and NollyWood star Jim Iyke.
I went into movies to change the way Ghana was portrayed – Shirley Frimpong-Manso
Award winning movie director, Shirley Frimpong-Manso has disclosed that she went into movie production to change the way Ghana was being portrayed to the world.
She said she wasn’t impressed with the stories that were being told about Ghana on the screens and therefore got inspired to help change that trend.
She consequently enrolled in the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) to study directing so she could direct and produce better movies.
Today, Shirley Frimpong-Manso is a multiple award winning movie producer and director who has 10 movies to her credit.
She won Best Director for The Perfect Picture at the 2010 African Movie Academy Awards, where her films garnered a total of four awards.
Ghana Meets Naija saga: Rockstone produces proof
On May 11, 2016, it was reported that Reggie Rockstone known as Hiplife Grandpapa revealed on the Zone hosted by Naa Ashorkor on Starr FM, that he’s the person behind the idea of Ghana Meets Naija musical concert.
He revealed, albeit jokingly, that the Ghana meets Naija concept was first mooted by him and not the founder of Empire Entertainment, Kwabena Anokye Adisi, popularly known as Bola Ray.
“I invented that you know… I was the first to bring that [idea] up… as to whether great minds think alike or Bola Ray stole my idea I don’t know… but it’s the truth,” Rockstone said.
This statement which was said candidly by the Grandpapa seemed to have roughed up some folks in the industry who have blindly taken him on, not knowing the real facts that led to the birth of the annual event.
In an exclusive interview with Ghanaweb.com, Reggie Rockstone described what he said as a joke that has some element of truth which his critics have jumped on to discredit his works.
In a 4-minutes-twenty-three seconds video uploaded on to Youtube dated as far back as Aug 4, 2010, the Grandpapa, now a member of award-winning group, VVIP, is clearly heard saying;
“Ghana is on the map, I respect Nigeria music, I have a serious feeling that if we met one on one… Ghana versus Nigeria rap show. Let’s do that show… It will sell,”
His declaration was made on the Kasahare X show on Accra-based XFM now XLive Africa hosted by Dr. Duncan in the presence of Sarkodie, who was in the studio in his upcoming young days.
Reggie Rockstone has survived many controversies – who is the HIPLIFE Grandpapa where he proved them wrong with proof, then again proved himself with the moonwalk controversy. Soon after that he was accused of sacking Promzy from the then VIP which Promzy later gave proof to exonerate him and recently the Adidas-Shatta-shout-out- which also fell flat.
According to Reggie, As to whether great minds think alike or someone heard me and moved on it, we will never know! That is not a problem but I did not just speak what I spoke jokingly because I am a joker! I actually did speak those words before it became!
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Entertainment of Wednesday, 11 May 2016
EL spotted in locks after VGMA win
Just announced Artiste Of the Year Elorm Adablah a.k.a EL is wearing a new look.
The lanky musician has finally shown off his locks, the reason behind his recent love for baseball caps.
E.L revealed his new look to friend and broadcaster Berla Mundi during the Truth or Dare segment of the latter’s TouchDown late evening show on LIVE 91.9 FM on Monday.
Kofi Kinaata shouldn’t have brought such dancers on stage – Berla Mundi
Host of GhOne TV’s Rhythmz, Berla Mundi has expressed disappointment after Kofi Kinaata’s performance at the 2016 VGMAs on Saturday night.
Kofi Kinaata brought on stage girls wearing extremely skin revealing outfits on stage, twerking while he was performing his ‘Susuka’ track which was rather supposed to motivate and encourage people.
Before she drew down the curtains for the Monday edition of her show, she congratulated him for winning Best New Artiste and Songwriter of the Year awards, and said;
“I was just very disappointed that while performing Susuka on stage, he had girls barely covered up, doing things that they shouldn’t have been doing on stage. I thought that was a no-no-no. I mean i understand when you want to get dancers on stage…but this is a song which is supposed to motivate people.”
“His creative team should work on this. You should have seen SP Kofi Sarpong. He was sitting right in front of the girls twerking, and couldn’t look. He had to turn like this. He was embarrassed and you could see embarrassment written all over his face.”
“Susuka is an advice and you had almost naked girls twerking.”, she added.
Actor Majid Michel’s wife spotted with baby bump?
In a new photo shared up on social media, by Yvonne Nelson, the wife of actor Majid Michel, Virna has been spotted with a baby bump.
Ghanaian actor, Majid Michel, and his beautiful wife, Virna’s dream came true when they renewed their vows at a star-studded event hosted in the gardens of the La Palm Royal Beach hotel last Saturday, August 1.
The couple who have been married for 10 years once again pledged their undying love for each other in the company of their families and celebrity friends.
The wedding ceremony was a ‘gift’ from Restoration With Stacy, a TV programme which airs on TV3.
Source: Lydia Forson
Lydia Forson writes: Stupid stuff like this gets my blood boiling
I just read on live fm that Hamamat Montia former Miss Malaika winner who wore a daring dress to the VGMA’s showing her side boob, has apologized.
Stupid stuff like this gets my blood boiling. Apologizing to who and for what?
If we think the dress was bad fine, it’s our opinion and we’re entitled, after all if you step out to an award show you’re basically indirectly signing up to show yourself to the world, thus giving them an opportunity to scrutinize what you wear, that can’t be helped; It comes with the territory.
However she’s entitled to wear whatever she wants even at the expense of public scrutiny. And shouldn’t owe anyone an explanation unless she wants to.
There’s nothing wrong with getting it wrong on the red carpet. Lord knows I’ve done it countless times, but it’s the red carpet not bloody heaven. And if you get it wrong you can either own your poor fashion sense or stand by what you wore. Because fashion, like all other things is relative.
What you shouldn’t have to do, however , is to be held up to some imaginary court of crimes against fashion and later made to go through some type of public appeal for redemption.
Unless there’s a law against dressing a certain way(maybe there is and I don’t know) your personal opinions, standards etc should remain just that, opinions! So fall waaaaaaay back.
And please don’t start with the moral and cultural standards card you people only pull when it’s convenient for you.
If you’re going to show and watch telenovelas with half naked women, and cultural festivals with girls showing their breast all over the place or even post pictures of American celebrities in bikinis ; and think it’s ok, then please take several seats and sip on bleach.
I think we’re giving people too much power of our lives that they’re actually beginning to think they have some right or say over us.
Herrr you people paaa, have you paid for or bought a dress for anyone to attend a show? So why do you think you have that much power over what they wear?
The only right you have here is NOT to like the dress, nothing more.
And this is the kind of oppression I keep talking about, the kind that seeks to shame women because someone somewhere sitting on a couch with a bag of chips and nothing to their name except Internet data decides that this is wrong.
If she wants to apologize to anyone, let it be because she strongly believes she did something wrong at that event and not because she’s being coerced to by trolls.
So she called out the photographer for taking a picture which she thinks didn’t do her justice, she’s allowed to if that’s what she feels strongly about, even if she’s wrong.
I know I’ve called out a few mischievous photographers before.
And the photographer is equally allowed to stand by her picture if she thinks she’s justified in that, it’s her professional stance.
Because they both had a job that night, one to look her best and the other to take the best pictures and in both cases each had a right to whatever worked for them.
But for heaven’s sake stop using this as some tool to bring her to her knees. It’s getting tiring now.
Why do we hold people to some high imagery standards we’ve created, and later lash out at them when they don’t meet them?
And half the nig**z complaining are probably jerking of over this picture and the women are probably angry they weren’t daring enough to pull it off.
The women. You people di33 I will get your time, no be today. Because the way you put your fellow women down eh! Hmm.
Why does someone’s life bother you so much? Ah. Or people are getting paid and I don’t know, please oh if they are then show me where the money at, cuz in this economy a SISTA’s got to get paid.
Now I’m neither in support of or against what she wore, I really could care less.
I’m more appalled by how people tried to use this as a measure to whether she was a fit mother or the reason behind her failed marriage( and FYI failure only means something didn’t work and not because it’s the end of the world).
You could have talked about the dress without bringing your children, family and personal life into it. It’s just a DRESS ah!
I don’t know Hamamat personally and I’m quite indifferent about her, however if I’m going to speak out for women I can’t with a clear conscious pick and choose who I support or speak for based on my feelings towards them.
But you people should go on, me I’ve got time, one day I’m going to post all your DM’s and dirty little secrets you have . So we can level the playing field.
Because I think the Internet is making some of you feel invincible and untouchable. But there is God ooh, one day one day, you will all have your matter on board. Then we’ll see where your vim to post trash will go.
But my dear Hamamat next time stand by what you wore( cuz I know you were feeling yourself that night and were well aware of the side boob when you picked out the dress) or own that you didn’t get it right. Either way, it’s part of the Showbiz culture, no big deal.
But NEVER apologize to people who don’t feed you like you’re some little girl with no brains. It defeats the purpose of the fight against oppression of women, and gives power to undeserving trolls who will continue to shame women by employing these methods.
My friend Whitney Boakye – Mensah said it best in her post on Facebook a while back. And I think it sums up a lot of what I want to say, but I’m too brain tired to write.
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Entertainment of Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Hamamat Montia apologizes for exposing her boobs at 2016 VGMA’s
Former Miss Malaika winner Hamamat Montia came under heavy criticism when pictures of her outfit for this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards showing part of her boobs went viral.
Many chastised her for revealing too much flesh as a mother and questioned the real reason behind her marriage failure.
Hamamat who thought it wise to correct her mistake and get back into the good books of her fans and those who commended her for taking up a recent initiative to get the youth interested in reading decided to apologize.
She posted an apology on her Instagram page and a video to go with it blaming wardrobe malfunction.
Her post read;
I will like to apologize for yesterday’s wardrobe malfunction , I agree the dress was sexy but my intentions was very far from how it was portrayed.
To @iamkaakaa and mz4lawsn your brand means a lot me and I am sorry for what it looked like.
# To err is human, to forgive divine definition.
Thank you all so much for all your kind words.
#ghana #africa #happymotherday #travelwithhamamat #africansupermodel #hamamat
EL flaunts VGMAs plaques
Artiste of the Year at the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Elorm Adablah, popularly known as EL, has displayed all five plaques he won at the event.
In a photograph posted on his Instagram page, EL dressed in a black shirt and cap which covered his eyes. The artiste is seen focusing on the plagues which had been put in his two hands.
The picture was accompanied with a ‘thank you’ message to all who contributed to his success story.
“First of all I would like thank God for showing me favor in every step of my career. I don’t know where I would be with the Lord ordering my steps.
“To my Parents Mr. and Mrs. Adablah I cannot express my gratitude for the Discipline and Morals you have instilled in me.
“To Charterhouse for providing a platform for Ghanaian musicians to display their God given talents for the world to see.
“To the Board and the Academy. Your work isn’t easy and we appreciate the time and effort given to the process.
“To Vodafone for standing behind Ghanaian music. Ghana Thanks You!” he wrote.
I’m thankful to God for retaining dancehall artist of the year – Stonebwoy
BhimNation CEO, Livingstone Etse Satekla has definitely stamped his authority on the reggae/dancehall genre.
Stonebwoy has expressed his gratitude to God that once again he’s been able to win this year’s VGMAs Reggae dancehall song and Reggae dancehall artiste of the year.
This makes it the second year in a row he’s winning big this same award.
He took to his twitter to express his gratitude to God. He posted,
ThanksToGod,#BhimNation still Holds Dancehall Reggae Artiste OfTheYear VGMAS 2015/2016 Dancehall Reggae Song OfTheYear VGMAS 2015/2016.”
VGMA has outgrown Charter House – Kwabena Kwabena
Highlife musician Kwabena Kwabena says that it is time the state owned the Ghana Music Awards(GMA) as it has outgrown Charter House, the production house that has held this event down for 17 years.
In an interview with Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD) on 360live on Live 91.9 FM, he said;
“Awards have outgrown Charter House, the reason is simple, the whole world is looking at it now as an event the brings the best Ghanaian musicians together and so it is time the state take it up as a national event and fund. So that no individual will own the right, in fact I prefer it being like a 5-day festival event so that we can showcase our arts and culture.”
“They have done well for holding it down for all this year’s and I commend them for that. It is not an easy thing to put up something and hold it like there have done. I have tried it myself and it was not easy at all,” he continued.
Another reason he gave was that, if it becomes a state-owned event, every Government that comes into power will see it as a national treasure and would do everything possible to protect it and the interest of its musicians.
“Trust me if there should be any chaos in this country, we as musicians will have to churn out peace songs.”
The Tuamuda singer advised that if Charter House will continue to have the right to organize the awards scheme then the name GHANA should be taken off.
Kwaw Kese angry VGMA chose Sarkodie’s ‘Hand To Mouth’ over ‘Yakubu’
Abodam rapper, Kwaw Kese has openly vented his displeasure at the just ended VGMAs for adjudging Sarkodie’s ‘Hand To Mouth’ as the best hiphop song.
According to Kwaw, he wonders how the board of the award scheme thought Sarkodie’s song is a bigger track than his ‘Yakubu’ single.
In a tweet, the rapper putting the organisers on blast posted ‘’so the VGMAs think ‘Hand To Mouth’ is bigger song than Yakubu?…. it’s a shame and I wonder how they came about that statistics’’.
Both songs were nominated in the ‘Hiphop song of the year’ category at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which took place over the weekend at the Accra International Conference center.
Kinaata’s performance nullifies content of ‘Susuka’ – Okraku-Mantey
Boss of Slip Music, Mark Okraku-Mantey has questioned why Kofi Kinaata brought half-naked women to dance while he was performing “Susuka” at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2016.
Okraku-Mantey making a submission on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz on Monday said the dance moves did not in any way have a correlation with the content of the song.
“I don’t know why Kinaata decided to perform a song which won him Songwriter of the Year with women who are half-naked to come and dance mapuka. It nullifies the strength of the song. He won because of the lyrical content. The content is about how we should be content with what God has done for us,” he told host, KMJ.
According to Okraku-Mantey, Kofi Kinaata’s act, painted a picture that “he does not know what he is selling.”
Kinaata’s “Susuka” beat competition from Rex Omar’s Paapa, Knii Lante’s Beautiful Virgo, Obrafour’s Nkontompo, Stonebwoy’s Go Higher and MzVee, Richie, Efya’s Abofra.
He was also adjudged Best New Artiste of the Year.
EL doesn’t deserve VGMA Artiste of the Year Award – Diamond Appiah
For some years now, the public hasn’t in anyway disagreed with the ultimate winner of the prestigious Vodafone Ghana music Awards but something different is happening this year.
Lots of industry players and the general public are crying foul over the choice of winner for this year’s event, that’s EL.
Many have registered their displeasure publicly and are unequivocally saying the winner, EL doesn’t merit the awards.
To them Bisa Kdei or even Stonebwoy deserve the artiste of the year nod but not the Koko hitmaker, EL.
Latest to wade into this VGMAS-EL brouhaha is musician Diamond Appiah.
According to Diamond, she loves EL to the maximum and that he is a great artiste and producer by all standards but he doesn’t in anyway deserve the awards.
She posted this open letter to EL;
VGMA’s 2016: Reggie Rockstone wears ‘fake’ Adidas to mock Shatta Wale?
Reggie Rockstone has got people talking, as he decided to wear what people describe as fake Adidas to the 2016 VGMAs.
Before turning up in the apparel, he shared a photo of it with the caption.
Wizkid appoints Padae of R2bees as President of Starboy Worldwide
Nigerian Afrobeat superstar Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun better known as Wizkid has appointed leader and member of Ghanaian music group Paedae (Omar sterling) as President of his new record label Starboy Worldwide.
The ‘Ojuelegba’ hitmaker confirmed it in a tweet on Sunday dawn 8th May, 2016 few hours after breaking the news of Signing three Ghanaian top acts Efya, R2bees and Ghana based – Nigerian artiste Mr Eazi:
“New president Starboy worldwide Omar Sterling @Paedeezy !!”
His announcement on the night at the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards came to many Ghanaians as a shock and has still been a hot topic for discussion on many social media platforms.
Even though the agreement between Starboy Worldwide and these newly signed is not yet public he has confirmed the release date for Mr Eazi’s ‘Skin Tight’ remix which features him and JustineSkye.
On the contrary, it is not clear whether ‘Starboy Worldwide’ is different from Wizkid’s ‘Star Boy’ which already has UK based Maleek Berry and Lagos iconic duo of Legendury Beats on it.
Entertainment of Saturday, 7 May 2016
I spend GHC1,000 each week on bleaching cream – Bukom Banku
It saddens my heart when an individual like Ghanaian boxer Braimah Kamoko otherwise know as Mayweather of Ghanaian boxing displays total ignorance on prime time TV.
The boxer who has suddenly turned white due to excessive use of bleaching creams disclosed in an interview on The Pulse on Joy TV disclosed his decision to bleach his skin was influenced by his second wife and that he loves his new skin colour.
According to him he wants to look like a white man so he could take up a promised ambassadorial appointment should President John Mahama win the elections.
Hit or Miss: Photos of VGMA stage
The much anticipated Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is finally slated for today 7th May ,2016 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The event,which is the 17th edition shall proceed with the red carpet between 7-8pm which will be hosted by Berla Mundi of Ghone TV.
But the main show would be hosted by Dj Black,Chris Attoh and Naa Ashorkor.
One significant attribute that constitute for a resplendent event happens to be the stage.Over the years,patrons of the event have strappingly complained about the poor nature of the stage.
Since the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is regarded as the most flagship event in Ghana,can the stage of this year’s event truly depict that status?
Christabel Ekeh blasted for sharing bikini pictures
Have you ever felt bad because your favourite celebrity never replied your comment on a post? Have you also wondered if your favourite celebrity takes your comments on their posts via social media seriously?
Well, if they did, I’m pretty sure Ghanaian actress Christabel Ekeh would have taken down a picture of herself she shared on Instagram off by now but hey, she is who she is and does what pleases her and the so-called fans.
The actress in a post shared a photograph of herself in a tiny blue bikini with a yellow brassiere strapped around her booby area.
The post which sounded off for a number of her over 103,000 followers generated disgust with many asking her to take down the post.
Many believed that was so unlike her and very unnecessary.
I’m somehow also confused as to what her fans expected her to wear though since she seemed to be coming out of a swimming pool? Must she wear a gown or what? Fans know no chill.
Check out some of the comments from ‘fans’.
frankwoode1: I admire u but this pic de3! U didn’t do well. Pls don’t be swayed by the acts of some of ur colleagues n keep d difference as I know.Big love to u
afua_benewaa_: Pubic hair n waist beads are to be covered. This isn’t my opinion. This is what a lady (ak?tasea)is taught. At best she should have waxed first. Too raw
emefa_raymond: Come on girl be mature and stop acting like some childish girls who post there half naked pix here
deegunnel: Am happy Ekeh has not responded to any of the defaming comments, sign of maturity girl
jeannybim: You are mad oooh, I wonder what you children, or your grade children will say if the see this shameful pictures of you people? ?
esuaiquo: She’s in d swimming pool for crying out loud,wats she suppose to wear?
jeannybim: It’s really sad and bad too, when you are busy rushing for the money, and you lose yourself respect. I just want to remind you that you can make money out of this but shame or rumors will be going on around where you are and wherever you go. Trust me this , it will bounce back on you
kalabash_music: Her bio says film star…kikikikikiki.. but this pic is garbage tho.
lydiaohemeng: Its really bad
clemgee8: 3But where is her breast?
ohenebabaa: Sister it is too bad trust me, pls listen to the voice of those criticizing u they r the voice of the lord. Feeling so bad I wish u can take of this pic. I have never commented on ur page before but I am speaking to u as a sister today on ur page pls.
yaa_yaa_intl: @Christabelekeh am very happy that you haven’t commented on any ones post…..I love you for that .The Pic is very nice!! It you and will always be you #bakop3 and you will always say #andwhatifiwakeupandtheyarenotthere! haha Big Sis it shouldn’t have been on instagram. Hope I spoke well.
See one of her posts below:
I’ve 2 sons from two different men – Emelia Brobbey
Kumawood star actress Emelia Brobbey has disclosed that she currently has two sons from two different men.
According to her in her quest to taste how love making was while at the Kibi Teachers College of Education pursuing her ‘Cert A’ in the Eastern Region, she got pregnant for her first son.
“I just wanted to experience how it was like but unfortunately got pregnant while at the college”, she revealed.
According to her, for fear of death and other related issues, she refused to commit an abortion leading to the birth of her first son who is almost in his teens now.
She disclosed that her second son was from a failed marriage adding that she appreciated her children as a mother and nurturing them to be very responsible citizens.
“I instill a lot of discipline on my children and sometimes beat them when they go wrong. At other times I talk to them. I believe in corporal punishment as an African”, she told Naa Klordey Ordonkor on the Ultimate Brunch.
Men are scared to date female celebrities – Salma Mumin
Ghanaian actress, Salma Mumin, has stated that most men are scared of entering into a relationship with female celebrities not to talk of marrying them.
Salma believes the perception that it is unsafe to be in a relationship with female stars has accounted for this.
According to her, most people opine that female celebrities cannot be faithful as they have so many admirers.
“With my encounter with so many men discussing issues about marriage, they are always scared to enter into a relationship with celebrities not to even talk about marriage. This is because they feel everybody wants them so they don’t even have time to stay home to take care of the house.
They have this perception about celebrities that we are all whores because every man wants us and once they call us, we will be running into their hands so nobody wants to even settle down with a celebrity,” she told Hitz FM’s MzGee.
Salma further discredited assertions that female celebrities are whores. She intimated that because of the nature of their work, they meet different people at different times and may become friends thereafter.
The actress indicated that once there is the perception that female celebrities are whores, partners become overly suspicious and since every relationship is based on trust, it threatens the security of that relationship.
“No we are not prostitutes. We have heart, blood running through our veins, we’ve got feelings so we meet people that we fall in love with or enter into a relationship with which will lead to marriage. But with that perception even when they are with you, they feel you are cheating. It hurts a lot so every man out there should just stop thinking that about us,” she said.
Salma Mumin has featured in a number of movies including No Man’s Land, Passion and Soul, The Will, Seduction, No Apology, Purple Rose, Crazy, Five Brides, Happy Death Day and Family Album.
I didn’t snatch Kofi Amoabeng from Nana Aba – Mzbel
It’s an open secret that UT Boss Captain Rtd Prince Kofi Amoabeng once dated TV Host Nana Aba Anamoah and later musician Mzbel.
According to Mzbel, Kofi Amoabeng and Nana Aba ended their relationship before she came in and she went on to implore some Ghanaians from saying she was the one that caused the break up between the two.
Mzbel reacting to claims of been responsible for causing the break up between the two on Peace Fm’s entertainment review show over the weekend said;
“Let me say this once and for all, people have been saying I snatched Kofi Amoabeng from Nana Aba. No, I didn’t. Both stopped seeing each other before I came in, so there was no way I would be responsible for the break up between Kofi and Nana Aba.”
She continued, “Even when I started seeing Kofi, Nana Aba was in the known that I’m the new mistress but she still used to interview me on her TV shows, we were very cool then. So I want people to stop saying I was the one who caused the break up between Kofi Amoabeng and Nana Aba Anamoah.” She stated.
Mzbel also once again disclosed that the Adisadel College old boy is not the father of her son, Aaron Adepa.
In 2011, Dailymail reported that Scammers in Africa earn as much as £80million a year. Scamming, now known as sakawa in the Ghanaian parlance, has been a big deal in recent times. It is something that religious folks frown at, however, the streets embrace it. It is therefore not surprising that these musicians are okay making it public that they are either into the Yellow House game or used to be into it.
In Eno’s Dawa song with him, he came out that he had hard times but things changed when his mugu sent him money.
I hung before, then times I no fi buy Indomie, one day weh i wake up, my mugu send me control, my music too dey hit
NsromaMedia cannot tell if he is still into it but it definitely made an impact on his life.
Earlier this year, the Akuapem rapper shared his control stories. NsromaMedia observed that he was keen to not mix sakawa and yahoo, however, as it stands now, the average Ghanaian understands them to be the same thing. This was how he put it:
I use to browse. I have withdrawn a lot of money from Western Union. As at 2007, I could withdraw about $50,000. It wasn’t sakawa money. It was monies sent to me by my mom, my pen pals. I wasn’t browsing. I have never done sakawa and I have never gotten myself involved with rituals for money before. I was using Facebook, Yahoo like everyone. When you ask me how much I have withdrawn from Yellow House which is Western Union, that is what I just said
The AMG Boss has said that he did not make his money from music. Well, no one would have bought that if he had tried. He has said in various videos that scamming is not a crime. It is unclear if he has put it behind him or still into it. He is currently shooting the Bie Gya video, rumoured to be around $20,000. Guess thats chicken to the crocodile
Genesis of D2
The member of the defunct D2 has his own thing going on. He has so much respect at his Dansoman hood and it is no secret that he controls the control in the area. His sense of fashion is over-the-top. His lyrics back in day did not put this out explicitly but one could read between those lines every time.
Asaase Aban, made up of Samuel Akman, Richard Danso & Felix Walker had a nasty turn after they were involved in a fatal accident in 2011. Before that they were on top of the control game. Their lyrics back in day says it all!
These guys were the first to feature both FlowKing Stone and Sarkodie on one song back in 2009. Thats how connected they were back in day.
Award winning rapper and Songwriter, Nana Wiafe Asante Mensah, Known on stage as ASEM, has been buzzing yet again with comments and insinuations on social media about his new look.
The rapper who has been in hibernation for sometime now and trying to come back to what he knows best has shared a couple of Photos which has got everyone talking again about what the Glo Ambassador has been up to.
If you recall, sometime back last year, ASEM hit back at his critics who said he was broke or perhaps sick, being the reason for his sudden loss of weight, and this is what he had to say to them…….
“They say I grown too slim, Like i give a f… what you think I laugh soo hard my six packs crack lmao. For lack of knowledge oh my people , rather in shape than overweight , loosing weight is very difficult guys, alot of sacrifice and healthy eating, takes alot of discipline, I struggled to get to this point and the pay off is amazing, Always try to be on the loosing side, gaining weight is soo easy any fool can achieve that. To all those who live this healthy life I say kudos you’re on the right path , to rest of yall who still don’t get it, still don’t exercise and classify junk food as good living I can only feel sorry.”
NsromaMedia.com has tried on on a number of occasions to contact the rapper who is currently based in New York, but has not been successful, however, ASEM whose social media accounts were dormant for a while has revealed art works PHOTOS: ASEM Is Back With Yo Yo and also some photos for his fans ( Asembillants) to know what he has for them.
let the speculations,gossips and criticism begin, but what NsromaMedia can confirm is ASEM is on his way back to Ghana to release and promote his his song YoYo, and trust us to drop it as and when it is out.
Shatta Wale shares lovely photos of wife as she celebrates her birthday
Baby mama of Shatta Wale, Diamond Michelle Gbagonah popularly known as Shatta Michy turns 23 years today.
Diamond is the lady who birthed Shatta Wale’s second child, Majesty. As she celebrates her birthday today, the dancehall musician cannot in any way forget a special day like this.
He took to his Instagram handle describing Shatta Michy as his pain and laughter, his sexy cat and that he loves her so-so much.
He posted, “The woman of my kids,My future till the end,My pain and laughter,My sexycat,The love of my life,You don’t deserve anything better than this day given to you miraculously be the Almighty God,creator of all things.It’s your day and a very special one of course.Happy birthday Michelle Michelle Diamond..I love you so much ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? . #notime
Ga women cheat the most – Counselor Lutterodt
Popular and Controversial counselor Rev George Lutterodt has revealed on the Rundown Show with Joojo that Ga women cheat the most.
According to the counselor, Ga women cheat because they fall within the temperament of Sanguine. Sanguines he said are weak when it comes to staying faithful. They also do not know how to say no to sex and are very relational.
Counselor George went on to explain that even though Ga women can hardly flee from sexual temptations, they live longer than the other tribes because they are free spirited and usually do not harbor pain within them
Not long ago, this same counselor was in the news for saying ladies should not marry poor men.
“No lady should marry a poor man. If a man cannot feed himself three times a day with snack, don’t marry him”. Counselor advised.
This pronouncement from him caused a larger portion of the public; especially men, to descend heavily on him with some even proposing that he be banned from appearing on TV and Radio shows.
EIB network didn’t sack me – Amanda Jissih
Amanda Jissih on Thursday evening surprised many when she appeared on Gh One TV to host E-Talk entertainment show, which has been off TV for a while.
It was rumoured some time past that the singer and actress had been shown the exit from the EIB owned TV station. This according to the hearsay was due to her entertainment show, “Showbiz Filla” on Multimedia’s Hitz FM.
Amanda Jissih on Thursday evening reacting to the gossip told George Quaye who was her guest on the show that she never lost her job at Gh One as some people thought.
She made it clear to the Charterhouse PRO who was teasing her of being sacked that she went on a month break to restructure the show.
“It wasn’t a dismissal, it was a break” Amanda Jissih explained to George Quaye.
E-talk entertainment show with Amanda Jissih airs on Gh One TV every Thursday at 9pm.
Agya Koo is my Spiritual Son -Prophet Kobi
Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi has disclosed a number of actors he admires in Ghana’s Movie industry.
Prophet Badu Kobi appears to have a different view from a section of Ghanaians that say local movies are mediocre and unprofessional.
The man of God speaking in an interview with Roman Father on Atinka Fm, said he uses his little time to watch movies that features the likes of Clement Bonny (Mr. Beautiful) Kwadwo Nkansah(Lil Win) Alexander Kofi Adu(Agya Koo) Kwaku Manu, actress Vicky Zugah and Emelia Brobbey.
“I’m not addicted to movies but I use the little opportunity I have to watch Mr. Beautiful, Agya Koo, Lil Win ,and Kwaku Manu because they move me’’.
Describing his love for ace actor Agya Koo, Prophet Kobi revealed that Agya Koo is his spiritual son.
Prophet Badu described Emelia Brobbey and Vicky Zugah as “great” actresses in the industry because he enjoys the movies they are featured in.
Entertainment of Thursday, 5 May 2016
Hit or Miss: Deborah Vanessa goes ‘crazy nude’ again
Deborah Vanessa has decided to break the internet once again. This time around she’s not lying in bed naked but she has decided to put her boobs on display all in the name of modelling.
It seems the public is getting fed up with her incessant urge to go naked revealing any part of her body she deems fit, thus she’s been receiving lot of blasts this time, around for showing off her boobs.
Madness all in the name of modelling?
Efiewura star actor, Mc Flava Pounds is dead!
Death has reared its ugly head once again. Popular Efiewura TV series actor, Lucky Azasoo-Nkornoo popularly known as Mc Flava Pounds has been confirmed dead.
He gave up the ghost in the late hours of Wednesday. His death came as a shock to all and sundry. For sometime now, he has been reported ill and even some 14 hours to his death, he posted on Facebook thanking his folks and loved ones for their support and prayer.
Mc Flava Pounds starred in the popular Efiewura TV series and he also made a cameo appearance in Atom’s ‘Yewo krom’ video.
Death!! His dance moves with Adwoa Smart in Efiewura was just a sight to behold, his interactions with Koo Fori, Kwame Djokoto…indeed death!!
This was what he posted on Facebook hours before he passed on…
Thanks to every single soul who prayed for me or wished me well,may you all have a blessed day,hope to get better in God name amen
Becca entertains President Mahama, others at new Cape Coast stadium
Ghana’s Afro-Pop Singer Rebecca Acheampong aka Becca was among a number of musicians who entertained President John Dramani Mahama and other dignitaries at the newly opened Cape Coast Stadium.
Becca took to the stage and performed before the President’s address on Tuesday May 3,at the Commissioning/Launch of the new Cape Coast Stadium in the Central region.
She looked gorgeous in her yellow outfit and thrilled fans to some of her danceable tunes, in addition to her “Hw3”, which was a Special request from the President.
There was a match between Ghana and China and it was followed by a concert, later in the evening for the people of Cape Coast. Becca again joined other musicians including Bisa K’dei, VVIP and Praye to entertain fans.
Fans had an exciting night, especially when Becca did a wonderful performance with Bisa K’dei.
Among dignitaries present were the President John Mahama, Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye, Minister of Trade and Industry Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah , other Ministers of State, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Traditional rulers and Special Guests.
I donated 100 but not 6 maths sets to the students – Dumelo
Actor John Dumelo has denied donating 6 mathematical sets to students of the Nkwanta South SHS in the Volta region as it is being reported on social media and some websites.
Following the buzz on Twitter that he donated only 6 mathematical sets to students, the actor responded by denying the erroneous impression in a tweet.
“Oh, how can I look at the faces of over 100 final year students and donate just 6 maths sets. As3m oooo,” Dumelo’s Twitter account tweeted.
Entertainment of Monday, 2 May 2016
Wedding ceremonies always felt like a death sentence – Lydia Forson
In a recent blog post on LydiaForson.com titled ‘Self, Lies And Marriage’, Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson shared her thoughts of marriage, still insisting it’s not meant for everyone. She also admitted that sitting through wedding ceremonies always felt like a death sentence than a celebration.
“Marriage. It’s probably the most dissected, overly analysed and probably ha, let’s just say the theories, experts etc are endless.
Even my views on it is ever evolving and at each stage in my life I’ve looked back at what I thought before and been glad that I hadn’t entered into the union yet. Now before you jump my neck and assume this means I never want to marry, relax ; if anything at all the failed marriages and drama I’ve witnessed have solidified my personal views on the institution.
And when/ if I finally make that jump I’m more than determined to get it right. Because I really do believe that it’s possible to have that fairytale marriage we see in movies, after all, “no be human mind wey e come from?”.
So why the constant “marriage is no joke oh”, people tend to say all the time. It’s why I hate weddings, note I said weddings and not marriage; big difference. Each time I’ve sat through a ceremony it’s felt like a death sentence than a celebration. And don’t get me started on the advise the “experts” ( usually these are presumably the veterans in the game) give.
It’s always so depressing, like you’re giving your whole life up to embark on an eternal journey of unhappiness.
Be honest a lot of you have felt the same way, I’m just echoing your thoughts.
You can’t do this and that when you marry, you can’t dress like that, you can’t go there, you’re expect to behave in a certain way ; suddenly you become a new person, a “married person”. So wait a minute, I sign a piece of paper then suddenly everything I am, and have become over the years most automatically change according to who?
If so, why are we doing it in the first place? Why just give ourselves such a miserable life sentence? And why are so many willing to jump into or push others to? Is it because of the stupid assumption that “it’s a right of passage,something you must do?”
Is it why I hear hear too many people trying to get it over an done it, like it’s one more thing to check off your list.
That’s why the phrase “settle down” shouldn’t be associated with marriage at all.
What are you settling for? Why are you having to settle for anything? Why do you have to take copper instead of gold because there’s a supposed time limit on the search. Why must you stop though? For who’s benefit? Yours, your partners or societies?
Why can’t you just decide to be with someone because they’re who you want to chase gold with, or who likes gold as much as you so wants to chase it with you, or who you’re going to help chase diamond so they help you chase gold. Why can’t it be as simple as that?
And thats the genesis of nearly all the failed marriages we have today. First of we need to understand and accept that marriage isn’t for everyone, and it’s ok. You’re not diseased, cursed or abnormal. You’re just “unmarried”. And neither are children.
You’re not lacking of emotions, and your womanhood/ manhood shouldn’t be dependent on it.
Matter of fact with the number terrible spouses and parents, surely that should say something.
But admitting that would certainly kill of business for prophets, juju men, wedding vendors and a host of people who profit from the weddings and careless about the marriage itself.
Marriage isn’t and shouldn’t be for everyone. It’s like a doctor who becomes one merely because he is qualified and good at it, he’s only going to do what’s within his scope but won’t have the desire to try to solve an incurable disease, why because he’s just not that into it. Get it?
Too many people who have no desire to spend the rest of their life with anyone are being forced to because of the fear of being “left out” or deemed a societal misfit. But you see each time someone marries the wrong person, it’s a ripple effect that runs through a whole bunch of people. And that’s a whole bunch of potential happy homes you’ve messed up.
So do us all a favour and stay single, so those who’re really supposed to be paired up make it happen.
Now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about you the “experts” who’re so determined to ruin marriage for everyone because of your poor decisions.
You think we don’t know what’s really going on here?
Let’s see, you’re unhappy because you rushed into something you were totally unprepared for and with someone who probably wasn’t meant for you. You’re depressed, trapped and dread the idea of going home sometimes.
Yep, we know it’s not because of traffic you sit at the bar everyday after work, and we know for sure its not because of the children you don’t have a sex life.
The truth is, too many people are unhappy in their marriages and lives in general because they haven’t looked in the mirror and had an honest conversation with themselves.
How are you going to know who you’re compatible with or who’s right for you when you don’t even know who you are; and if you do, are not honest with yourself about it. Now I’m no relationship expert, far from it, matter of fact I’m probably the last person you should take relationship advise from. But one thing I know for sure is who I am and what I want and I’ll be damned if I change to fit into some ridiculous bubble.
I wasn’t always like this,believe me. I’ve been the pretentious “good girl” before( or society’s idea of what that means.)
I’ve done the, I hate the way his head looks or how he chews but I’ll suck it up because that’s not supposed to be a big deal ,girl.
I’ve been the, I want a lot of children because that’s what men like to hear a girl say, even though I probably only want one or two.
I’ve been the, he treats me poorly and abuses me emotionally and psychologically but I’m just glad to have a man so I won’t complain, girl.
I’ve been the I’m going to stay with him because “everyone” thinks he’s such a great catch, and have no real connection with him, but I’m sure I will see what the rest do eventually, girl.
Heck I’ve even been the I’ll pretend to like your sloppy kisses however grossed out they make me but I like you so I’ll over look it ,girl.
Yep,I’ve been all those girls until I found; lightbulb, MYSELF.
We mould ourselves to fit into whatever type of man or woman our partners want because thats what society ( and that’s half of you people reading this) expects us to do.
We’re so busy looking for partners we forget that what we should be looking for is happiness.
But how do you search for happiness when you don’t even know what it means to you. You’re stuck in a dead end job because it’s the career every one thought you should pursue.
Your whole identity has been built on what others think and expect that you have no true sense of self.
Everything we are, right down to our associations, and the way we dress is because of others and not us.
So many of us are not living our truths and are living lives that are in no way a reflection of who we truly are or strive to be.
And this pretentiousness is in all aspects of our lives.
So no wonder they’re so many people unhappy, and they carry their unhappiness into something called marriage to further make the world an depressing place for everyone around them,including the children they have.
And start owning who you are.
Admit to yourself that monogamy is probably not for you, and find someone who’s equally willing to be in a non – monogamous relationship with you. ( believe me there’s a whole line of crazy people aligned with your beliefs waiting.)
Admit that you actually don’t want children, and the thought of having to take care of one not only frightens you but puts you off. Better than having and abusing them like some many closeted abusers do.
Admit that you’re not a domestic person and can’t handle cooking for your partner let alone maintaining a whole household.
Admit that you want to marry a rich man/ woman because financial security means more to you than anything. Trust me there are people who are out there looking for people willing to receive as much as they’re willing to give.
Admit that you want a housewife and not a career driven woman, who doesn’t need to depend on you.
Admit that you don’t want in-laws and hope they’re already gone by the time you come in, but if they’re around aren’t people too interested in you and your oartner( yes it may be insensitive but it is what you inwardly desire but are too ashamed to admit)
If religion is important to you, admit it.
If looks are important, admit it.
Even with the sex admit that you like a little S&M ,bondage or have your salad tossed; than pretend to like vanilla sex with your “spouse”, but let the animalistic side out with someone else. Like so many men do, “oh I can’t do that with my wife oh” , why.
But we don’t admit any of this because we’re so hell bent on being the “ideal” married couple, that even when the ideal isn’t working we stick it through.
But there’s nothing like an ideal marriage, because there are different strokes for different folks. What works for this couple won’t necessarily work for another.
When you know yourself and what you want, then you can begin to make decisions like who you want to marry and the kind of relationship you want to have.
I know the kind of man I want down to how I want the kisses on my forehead. And he may or may not be out there, but that’s only a part of my life and not the whole. So I won’t “settle” just to get in line.
By owning my truth, I’ve eliminated nearly all chances(there’s always an exception) of locking myself in situation I can’t get out of. I can immediately tell when it’s not going to work, and don’t have to stick around to see how it goes.
Now this isn’t the solution to all the failed marriages out there, like I said I’m no expert, but it most definitely eliminates a whole lot of potentially bad prospects and saves a lot of people the emotional trauma associated with it.
More than anything in this world, your sole purpose should be to find happiness and fulfillment.
Focus on that.
Sammy Forson wears fake Adidas
We just came across a photo of Sammy Forson posing with Berla Mundi, and what is he wearing?
Shatta Wale is definitely not alone with the fake Adidas struggle. After showing off Tiwa Savage’s fake gear, here’s radio presenter Sammy Forson rocking what looks like ‘Adldas’ instead of ‘Adidas’.
Joey B has got to hook up these celebs with original gear, because it looks like they’re throwing away money on the fake ones.
For most popular figures, they have connects who do their shopping for them. We wouldn’t be shocked if its the same connect shopping for Shatta Wale and Mr.Forson.
This guy is doing some serious ‘chobo’, lol. Outside our borders, we’ve heard of celebs firing their designers or jewelers for getting them fake merchandise.
Remember when Ace Hood fired his jeweler after his Rolex fell apart during a BET interview? Over here, the Chinese companies manufacturing the fake gears will never collapse. Business must me booming!
Sex before marriage Is a sin but I do it anyways – Princess Shyngle
Princess Shyngle could not sleep yesterday so she decided to open up on her Instagram page as she asked for questions to be thrown at her.
She answered questions about her relationship, sex life and career ranging from the past, present and future.
One thing she admitted to was that she knows that sex before marriage is a sin, but like most people, she does it anyways. She also opened up that the last guy who slept with her was her ex-boyfriend and that she intends to get married at age 30.
She also touched on her virginity; saying that she had her first sex when she was 18 years.
Princess Christian Shyngle rose to fame after she represented her country (Gambia) in the Next Movie Star reality show.
She is is currently promoting her first self-produced movie titled ‘Mysterious Wedding Planner. For her career, she feels that leaving her country , family, friends to move to Ghana has been the greatest price she has paid for her career.
Cash spent on Nii Odoi’s body worth it – Tourism Minister
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare has defended the decision to fly the body of the late actor Nii Odoi Mensah back into the country saying the money spent was worth it.
Although there was some controversy concerning the cost involved in bringing the body home, the matter was put to rest when the Minister, on behalf of the President of Ghana, told family members everything will be taken care of by the government.
Speaking to Citi News, the Minister, Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare said the focus should be on the loss of a great actor great person and not on the cost involved.
“Whatever money was involved in bringing him here was worth it because there is no way the government was going to allow a hero like this to be left in faraway china.
We are glad that the president promised he was going to bring him and he has brought him” Nii Odoi Mensah died on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, while he was undergoing kidney treatment in China, after battling the disease for some years.
His body was met at the airport by family members and some dignitaries including the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.
McBrown, Jessica saves Ghana at female celebrity soccer Fiesta
Popular Ghanaian actress, Nana Ama McBrown and radio icon, Jessica Opare Saforo on Sunday displayed exceptional football talent to save Ghana in a charity game between Ghana and Nigeria female celebrities.
The game which was put together by actress Juliet Ibrahim Foundation to raise funds for kidney patients was held at the Lizzy Sports Complex in Accra.
It ended 1:1 after about 60 minutes of entertaining football.
Ghana was the first to find the net in the first half of the game. Jessica dribbled past about four Nigerian players and gave a long pass to Yfm’s DJ Kess who clearly beat the Nigerian goalkeeper to register Ghana’s lead on the score board.
The Nigerian ladies fought back and made some dangerous incursions using the left wing where Juliet Ibrahim was positioned but they could not find the net. Juliet Ibrahim barely touched the ball whenever it comes her way to kick.
Nigerians were determined to equalize the score line in the first half but that didn’t happen. Not even a number of substitutions could save them.
Whenever Jessica or Nana Ama McBrown picked the ball there was always panic at the Nigerian defense while spectators cheer them up. Nigerian commentator even called McBrown Messi due to her delivery. Nigerian actress Belinda Effah also put up her best but it wasn’t enough to put the two teams on level during the first half.
The second half however came with more pressure on the Ghanaian defense. Musician Adina could not stand it as she was substituted. Adorable actress, Martha Ankomah also came in during the second half but she too could not last more than ten minutes in the game.
She gave up her place for Roseline Ngissah who when entering onto the pitch got everyone cheering her up.
A free kick by Nigerian goalkeeper who is a Ghanaian halted the game for some minutes after complains by her team mates that she deliberately didn’t score because she is a Ghanaian.
But that was resolved and the game continued. Nigeria’s Christy Aka in the last two minutes of the game found the net after long short that stretched the Ghanaian goalkeeper. Two minutes later the game came to a beautiful end.
Players exchanged pleasantries, sang, danced and posed for photos. Nigeria musician based in Ghana, Mr. Eazi also entertained guests with a short performance.
TooSweet Annan and Gbenro Ajibade were referees of the game while Bismark The Joke was part of the commentators.
The likes of Prince David Osei, Luckie Lawson and Pascaline Edwards, Halima Abubakar and Van Vicker among others attended the event.
Sarkodie presented with paintings of mum and new baby Titi
On Saturday April 30 2016, members of Sarkoholic Gh in the Ashanti Region thronged the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) where the maiden edition of the X-Men Tour which featured the multiple award-winning artist Sarkodie and Kofi Amoabeng (UT Bank) took place.
As part of showing their love for him, the group presented Sarkodie with a portrait of his new-born baby Adalyne Owusu Addo aka Titi. They also presented him a pencil portrait of his beloved mum.
Sarkodie on April 27 confirmed media reports on the birth of a new daughter with a new single that eulogized the baby and fiancée Tracy.
Entertainment of Thursday, 28 April 2016
Six top qualities of a great life partner
Here are some top six qualities in an ideal Partner
When you are sick, or under huge pressure at work, you need someone who will take over your responsibilities for a while – whether it’s preparing meals, doing household chores, taking care of kids’ homework, or tucking you into bed with some vitamin C and a hot-water bottle. I like my partner to ‘faff’ over me when I am unwell. I need a partner who will bring me tea in bed, ensure that I take my meds, and allow me to ‘take things slow’ until I recover. I do the same for him when he needs me.
If you love animals, or you volunteer for a charity, then you will need to find someone who shares this compassion for others (humans and animal!).
This is something that you need to clarify at the very beginning of your relationship.
Being an animal lover, I always notice how people speak about their pets, and how they treat their animals. This shows me how much kindness they have in them.
Does your partner have your back? I tell my clients to imagine going to war and turning around to see if the rest of the ‘army’ is behind you for back-up. You should be confident that your partner will be there no matter what. Through ‘war’ and peace, they will have your back.
This is someone with integrity who knows right from wrong. It’s all about their value system. Couples often have different value systems, but trustworthiness can be a deal-breaker. When you’re getting to know your partner, find out what they think is important in a relationship… also find out how their previous relationships ended. This will give you good insight into how much they value trust in a relationship.
A considerate partner is one who values your opinion and will support you even if they don’t always agree with you. Someone who will do the things that they know are important to you, even if they don’t necessarily understand them. For example, they might personally think that flowers are a waste of money, but they understand that buying flowers for you makes you feel loved, and so they do it in order to please you.
Someone who knows you well enough not to hold grudges against you for the things you say when you’re in a bad mood! Or when you forget to do something, or you hurt them in some way. This is the kind of person who understands that we all make mistakes and none of us are perfect. And they love you even more because of your flaws.
Kate Henshaw defends Tiwa Savage after her tell-all interview
An interview was just released in which Tiwa Savage spilled the beans on her marriage to Tee Billz. She opened up on how the marriage had been over for a while, revealing he was unfaithful, stole from her and has not spent a dime on their son. She also said he took cocaine and his recent outburst on social media has only made it easier for her to walk away from him.
While majority sympathize with her, some felt she is playing the victim and only trying to protect her brand which was threatened by the derogatory things her husband and one time manager, Tee Billz said. Veteran actress, Kate Henshaw didn’t agree and said she had every right to talk especially after he called her mum a witch .
The men I have dated are crazy set of people – Juliet Ibrahim
Actress Juliet Ibrahim has disclosed that due to her experience with the men who have come her way, she has opted to remain single until she finds the right person.
She said this in an interview with Doreen Avio on Let’s Talk Entertainment on Joy TV.
“I am not dating, I am very single, I don’t know, people are expecting me to be dating but I have a lot to do in terms of work and that is where my focus is.
“The men I have dated or who have been in my life are some crazy set of people so I don’t want to start anything I am not sure of.” She said.
Explaining why she is mostly seen and heard of in Nigeria, Juliet attributed it to low production of movies in Ghana.
“Filming in Ghana is a bit slow but per the population in Nigeria; the demand for movies is high so there is always a lot to do there. And sometimes, while there, you will find out that there are events that you need to grace and all,” she said.
Ibrahim was born in Ghana to a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian-Liberian mother. She is the first child and has two sisters; Sonia, Nadia, and a brother.
Juliet along with her siblings spent the longest part of their childhood in Lebanon and Ivory Coast due to the war in Liberia.
Shatta Wale to launch “After The Storm” today
Multiple award winning singer, Shatta Wale, will be launching his much awaited album, After The Storm at the Independence Square today.Some of the songs on the 22-track- album are Kakai, Chop Kiss, Bie Gya, For The Money If I Collect, Ayele, Pull Wi Down, Dancehall King, Reality and Kill Dem With Prayers.
According to Shatta Wale, although he will be performing alone on the night, his fans are not going to regret attending the show because he is going to make the night an interesting one.
“I know many people have been waiting for this album and I can promise them there are very powerful songs on it. I initially wanted to bring out 77 songs on five CDs but I scaled it down to 22” he said.
Scheduled to start at 8 pm, the album launch is sponsored by MTN with support from Rush Energy Drink.
After The Storm is Shatta Wale’s second studio album.
Actress Lydia Forson disappointed at Coco lounge’s security personnel
“The customer is always right” is a motto or slogan which exhorts service staff to give a high priority to customer satisfaction. But there are doubts if indeed Ghanaian service staff from the security man to the managers adhere to this motto.
Popular Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson has been venting her spleen on a supposed professional security at Coco Lounge for disrespecting her and ruining her mother’s birthday dinner on Thursday evening, when she, her mum and some friends went to the lounge for her mother’s birthday dinner.
Below is a post by the actress and producer on her Lydiaforson.com about what really happened:
The Devil,COCO LOUNGE, and my Mother’s Birthday
YEP, you read right. Last night Coco Lounge became the devil trying to kill my mother’s birthday mood. But I quickly sent them back to where they were sent from.
Now I need to state that I have no problem with this place, well up until last night I didn’t. I actually love their food and I frequent there a lot.
My mum loves their pizza( she’s a pizza addict) and for her birthday all she wanted was pizza from Coco Lounge(go figure). I would have preferred something else,but it wasn’t my day and I just wanted to make her happy regardless of how it made me feel.
I arranged for a few friends to join us, one in particular who’d become like a son to my mother.
We got there earlier than the rest and since the place was full we were asked to wait upstairs for seats.
A few minutes later and I got a call from one of my friends, that he was downstairs and they wouldn’t let him in because he was in shorts.
I went down myself to see what the problems was, and I was actually about to him give hell for dressing inappropriately. But when I saw what he was wearing, save for the shorts I didn’t get what the problem was. Especially since I’d seen people wear worse and be let in. The security guy there simply stated that people with shorts weren’t allowed in after 6pm. Shorts?
I understand each restaurant reserves the right to use whatever policies they seem fit to run their place. And if shorts was one of them, It was their decision; however it wasn’t the dress code they wouldn’t permit that got to me, it’s how the message was delivered.
First of all, I need to understand WHY coco lounge, a fairly inexpensive place(well by my standards at least) would have such a dress code? Were they catering to the elite or they allowed only a certain class of people there. If they did, did shorts determine what class one was in?
It’s like a bronze, ok let me make it gold, place demanding platinum treatment. Didn’t make any sense to me, but ah well to each their own then.
Reminds me of a time some bouncers in Ghanaian clubs would refuse you entry solely based on how you “look” and if you looked like you could afford to be there. The sheer stupidity of it all. Adzeeen are their toilets gold plated? Or their cutlery made of pure silver? What was it?
Would they refuse Mark Zuckerberg as he’s so casual all the time?
Because we all know rich people rarely ever over dress. They don’t need to prove their worth to anyone. But the nkrasisem Ghanaians exhibit when it comes to these things is next level.
Another guest , a Lebanese attempted to enter and they stopped him. But to be fair it was only because I was standing there that they did(or maybe not, because I’ve had similar experiences) Deny it all you want, but we all know in Ghana between the foreigner and Ghanaian the assumption is the foreigner can “afford” or “fits in ” ( but that’s a topic for another day)
The security guard was so dismissive and wouldn’t even look our way as if we were some non-entities who seemingly couldn’t afford to be there.
He didn’t so much as flinch when I tried to get him to explain what was happening. I called my mother and told her we needed to find somewhere else to go. When she came down she was confused by it all, and to be frank a little embarrassed. My friend decided he didn’t want to be the reason why we couldn’t enjoy our evening, and offered to just go back home and let us enjoy our evening without him. But at that point I had been totally put off the place.
Because if you’re going to turn guest away due to your company policy that one wouldn’t even know of before coming there, do it with some respect at least?
Politely let the individual know that “we are sorry this is company policy” , however stupid.
But he just said ‘eh he can’t come those are the rule” and turned to someone else, leaving us to stand there like a bunch of fools.
Kind of like how the female doctors were turned away from MovenPick because they didn’t have male escorts. How do they just come up with these policies?
When I took my bag and decided to leave, one of the waiters I think rushed to me saying “oh madam why are you leaving, is everything alright?”
I simply told him we’re leaving because they clearly didn’t want us there. He tried to come after us, but then I heard the security guard I think, or one of the workers say
“CHALE JUST LET THEM LEAVE”.
I was shocked to say the least. Wow. We obviously didn’t matter to them, and our opinion of the place didn’t either. I guess some where in their peanut butter brain, losing us wouldn’t have any significant impact on the place.
Well, that’s where your wrong Mr.Peanut Butter and Jam head, no customer is ever not “valuable enough”. If we’re going to pay for everything we eat and drink, then our money however small contributes to your salary and running of the place.
A lot of companies in Ghana suffer from this diseasese, they invest in everything except the people who have to actually deal with their customers. Security guards, secretaries, house helps, waiters, etc. are often the ones who give a place a bad name. They use the little power they have to” humble people”, as they call it.
They are the ones who can grow or kill your business; when people come to a place it’s for the food, ambiance and how they are served or treated.
You may have the best food and most beautiful decor, but if your service is bad, it’s enough to get the place closed down.
I was appalled by what happened last night, and at a point my mother was just tired and wanted to go home and sleep. But we were already out and I couldn’t imagine ending such a great the day like this for her. I mean all this for a slice or two of pizza?
Coco Lounge, your security guard and the manager or whoever was standing with him last night really took the piss.
Now I’m sure a lot of you would immediately think, oh but shorts di33, because it’s easy to think that this individual looked shabby.
But imagine turning Pharell Williams away because of this look.
A lot of clubs in Ghana tend to do the same, they refuse you entry for the dumbest reason. I would expect that more than anything they should be checking ID’s to see if legally the person should be allowed alcohol or not.
One time my brother was refused entry at a popular club in Ghana because he”looked” underage. He offered to show his ID but they just weren’t interested.
So Coco Lounge, you’ve lost a customer , someone who genuinely liked the place.
You may think I’m not enough to make a difference but it I’m enough to tell the few friends of mine not to come there again, I’m enough to tell the few fans I have not to come there again, I’m enough to tell the few people reading this not to come there again.
And that’s a few thousands you will lose, and although it won’t ruin your business immediately, it’s money you would have used to pay they rude security guard.
The devil sent you yesterday, and you nearly found me, but I swerved you quickly.
If you’re going to have a dress code, have good reasons for it and probably put a sign-up and teach your security and staff how to relate to customers. Teach them discretion, because a smart person can immediately tell who really shouldn’t be allowed into a place from who should.
Oh and here’s another dumb thing you did, one of my friends was journalist goes to say you never know who you’re dealing with, so don’t wait to see them in their powerful positions before you get straight.
We ended up going somewhere else, more expensive yet didn’t require us to “look” a certain way.
We couldn’t even eat much as we were so exhausted and although my mother tried to keep a smile all through, it was obvious at that point all she wanted was to go back home.
But this doesn’t change the fact that she had a wonderful day.
And on a positive note, I have to thank you for your wonderful wishes and kind words.
Especially from all who don’t know her, that more than anything touched her heart with so much love and attention on her birthday.
For a day you made her feel like a star, and it’s more than anything I could have bought for her.
And today we’re going to use that feeling to cast out any negativity that happened last night.
Thank you all.
Tiwa Savage’s husband nearly commited suicide
After posting suicidal messages on his Instagram yesterday,(Thursday, April 28, 2016), it has been revealed that Tiwa Savage’s husband Tee Billz did try to commit suicide.
According to blogger Linda Ikeji, Tee Billz attempted to take his own life by jumping off the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge yesterday. An eye-witness Chukwuma Ani who spoke to Ikeji said the incident happened around past 9a.m in the morning.
“A car hit his own from behind, damaging his car. He said he came out of the car and approached the driver of the vehicle that hit his. He didn’t know who the man was (it was Teebillz) but he said he berated him for hitting his car and asked the man to come out and assess the damage caused to his car. The man looked at him and told him to leave…that he was there for a reason. That he was planning to commit suicide and Chukwuma Ani would hear about it later…” wrote Linda Ikeji.
She further wrote “Not knowing who the guy was or understanding why he was talking suicide, Mr Ani said he kept insisting that the driver must come down from his car and see the damage he had caused to his car. He said he noticed alcohol on the floor of the driver’s car so thought the man was drunk. He said while shouting and berating the driver for hitting his car, the guy just suddenly drove his car with speed to the front.
“Ani said he got into his own car and gave chase and was surprised to see the driver of the car parking his car in the middle of the bridge as other cars drove past. He said he parked in front of the driver and approached the man again, telling him that he couldn’t even apologize for hitting his car and was instead trying to drive off. He said as he was berating the man, he (Teebillz) got down from his car and walked to the bridge railing.
He said he stood there wondering what the driver was trying to do and it was at that point that two other cars approached them. He said as he was trying to figure out who the new comers were, Teebillz had moved to the bridge railing and was trying to jump. Mr. Ani said a light skinned guy came out from the first car and began running towards Teebillz screaming and that was when he realized what was going on..” further wrote the blogger.
It was reported that Peter Okoye and Banky W joined other people in saving Tee Billz from committing suicide. “I thought I was watching a movie” Ani told LIB “the man held the railing and tried to jump over it and that was when the yellow man held him and started shouting for help. The two of them nearly fell into the water. I quickly joined the yellow man to pull the guy out and while we were struggling with him, one PSquare twin (Peter Okoye) and Banky W joined us to pull the man out” Ani said
Tee Billz is presently surrounded by his family and friends.
Beyonce, Rihanna no match for me – Wiyaala
She delivers on almost any stage she mounts and singer Wiyaala proudly says she has no competitor when it comes to stage performance. “I have no contender in Ghana and most people who have had the opportunity to watch my performances can attest to it.
“My energy comes from the rehearsals I do on daily basis,” she told Showbiz in an interview after her performance at Okyeame Kwame’s “Music and Wheels” show held at +233 Grill and Bar last Friday.
According to the Rock Ma Body hitmaker, it is the internationally-acclaimed musicians she wants to compete with and not her colleagues in Ghana. Asked whether she could compete with the likes of Rihanna and Beyoncé, the winner of last year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Best Female Vocal Artiste of the Year, said not even Rihanna and Beyoncé can match up her energy and craft on stage.
“I am not blowing my own horn but trust me, I have watched performances by Rihanna and Beyoncé and I believe I can do better than them.
“They just have big platforms. I know when I also get a big platform like theirs, I can do much better than them,” she said confidently.
Talking about her performances, Wiyaala, who has performed at events such as Fashion Icon Awards, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, African Fashion Show and Rocky Dawuni’s Homecoming Concert, said she is always on top of her game because she rehearses almost everyday.
She explained that she was best at what she does because she always left her fans screaming for more anytime she was done with her performances.
“When people spend their hard-earned money to attend a show, I need to put up my best and I believe that has also kept me going. I don’t want a situation where people will regret attending a show after my performance,” she added.
Known for songs such as Leno, Make Me Dance, Go Go Black Stars, Tinambanyi, Peace, Africa, Siiko, Bunsun and You Got The Power, Wiyaala told her fans to watch out for great music from her this year.
Born Noella Wiyaala in the Upper West regional capital, Wa, but raised in Tumu, she attended Takoradi Polytechnic where she studied Art and Design. She first came to public attention in 2011 when she won two Golden Moments awards at TV reality show, Stars of the Future.
The following year, she won the Vodafone Icons Mixed Edition contest, singing Tina Turna’s hit song, Simply the Best, as a member of the Black N Peach band.
Wiyaala, a brand ambassador for Pepsi in West Africa, alongside Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage, left Black N Peach band in April 2013 to pursue a solo career with Djimba World Records.
Criss Waddle spends $20,000 on ‘Bie Gya’ video
AMG boss, Criss Kwaku Waddle has once again proven that he’s got it when it comes to money. Simply, the guy is just overdosed with money.
Criss Waddle is currently in the States shooting visuals to his controversial Bie gya song featuring BET award-winner Stonebwoy and guess what?
What? Yes, Criss Waddle is spending whooping $20,000 on the video. The $20,000 includes the director’s cost, the hiring of helicopter, hiring of expensive cars for the video and more.
Stonebwoy is currently busy with some International duties and will soon join in to shoot his part of the video.
According to the management of AMG, they don’t engage themselves in cheap stuff, and as well they want to take video in Ghana to a different level all together, and that’s why they are going all out to spend the whooping $20,000 on the Bie gya video.
Joyce Blessing explains why ladies love Kwabena Kwabena
For years now, highlife artiste Kwabena Kwabena has managed to win the hearts of many females through his music, which has gained him the tag, “The Lady’s Man”.
He has inked his name not just in the heart of Ghanaians who enjoy secular music but also in the minds of most Ghanaian female gospel musicians including Ohemaa Mercy, Obaapa Christy, Selina Boateng and Joyce Blessing.
The queen of gospel music, Ohemaa Mercy in an interview with Sokohemaa on Rainbow Radio in Accra not long ago mentioned the “Adult Music” hitmaker as the only secular artiste she would love to work with.
Selina Boateng in a separate interview with Nana Romeo on Accra FM weeks ago also named Kwabena Kwabena as her favourite secular artiste due to his choice of lyrics.
“Hyebre Sesafo” singer and 2016 VGMAs nominee, Obaapa Christy on Accra FM’s Gospel 360 entertainment show also disclosed she would gladly accept to perform at any concert with the artiste known in real life as George Kwabena Adu without thinking twice.
The latest female gospel musician to express her affection for the KBKB Music artiste is Joyce Blessing. The “Monko Mo Akyi” singer in a chat with Nana Romeo on Accra FM also touched on why these female gospel musicians would love to work with the “Aso” singer.
“I love Kwabena Kwabena, I mean I love highlife songs. It is not only the girls who love Kwabena Kwabena. They all have reasons they listen to him. If you listen to his style of singing, it makes sense so it is good to listen to somebody like that” Joyce Blessing told Nana Romeo on Accra FM’s mid-morning show
Obinim is a true man of God – Diamond
Musician Daimond has jump to the defence of Bishop Daniel Obinim, insisting the founder and leader of International Godsway Church is an ordained man of God whose faith prophetic gifts and calling as a preacher of the gospel are unquestionable.
She maintains that fault-finders must get off the Bishop’s back because recent criticisms and attacks on beliefs and actions of the televangelist are unwarranted and unjustified.
Diamond’s conviction and support for under-fire Bishop Obinim is also understandable as a congregant of the International Godsway Church who looks up to their leader for spiritual direction and inspiration.
She had this for such detractors when she spoke with Showbiz on Monday. “Let them mind their business. Who are they to judge a man of God? People just love to pass judgment when they are even guilty of the sin they are judging others for.
“Was David not described by God as the man after His heart? But what did he do? Didn’t he sleep with another man’s wife?
Ghanaians love to put on the cloth of righteousness to point fingers at others,” she said.
She also feels Obinim had been unfairly treated by the media. “A section of the media is out to paint him black and as a church member; it is my right to save the image of my pastor. Bishop Obinim isn’t who people think he is.
“He has been a blessing to the poor and the needy in society yet, people who have no moral right insult and pass derogatory comments about him. That can’t be accepted,” the United Progressive Party’s Parliamentary candidate for Trobu constituency stated.
Diamond who expressed confidence in Obinim as her pastor and a good shepherd during the interview said before joining Godsway Church, she had been a strong critic of him until she decided to “find out the truth”.
“Many peopl on social media create the impression that congregants of Obinim’s church are ignorant and illiterates. Who told them that’s the reality? Let me make it known that there are lawyers, doctors, engineers, chiefs and people of high standing in this country who are members the church. How could anyone label such people as ignorant?” she queried.
Though the Taste My Apple singer was very profound in the defence of her pastor, she didn’t want to join in the debate of the spiritual powers of Obinim when that was pointed out to her.
“I have no authority to comment on his spiritual powers but what I can say is that I have been spiritually enlightened”, she added.
For Diamond, it is rather unfortunate that some pastors have joined in the ridiculing one of their own. “Our churches and their leaders must learn to preach peace and unity instead of sowing seeds of discord among Christians. What will you achieve if you malign your fellow pastor?
“Some of them are behaving like the Pharisees who called Jesus a magician and even connived to have Him killed. That is how some of the pastors in the country are behaving now. For me, I know real men of God don’t judge or ridicule others. They should tread cautiously because being a man of God doesn’t make you God and judge over others,” she said.
Shatta Wale’s Kakai is my favourite song – Kofi Adjorlolo
Country boss, Shatta Wale has over won the hearts of many because of his Kakai song. Wherever you pass, you are at least assured ‘Kakai’ would be playing loud.
The Kakai virus infestation is just way too much, just beyond understanding.
Ace actor Kofi Adjorlolo has disclosed that his favourite song right about now is Shatta Wale’s Kakai.
According to him, anytime he hears the song, he goes into wild amazement.
When asked by Dr. Pounds on Hitz Fm what his favourite song is, he answered, “My favourite song right about now is Kakai by Shatta Wale, no two ways, I love the song.”
He continued, “The most interesting part I love most is ‘forever and ever, I’m your father’. He continued singing.
Don’t vote for Diamond Appiah – SHS student begs voters
An SHS student from one the reputable second cycle institutions in the country has reached out to Ghanavibes.com to plead and appeal to electorates not to vote for Diamond Appiah as a member of parliamentary in the upcoming polls.
She said the aspiring Parliamentary candidate’s posts on Instagram are appalling and do not befit someone who wants to hold public office.
The Science student strongly believes that giving Diamond Appiah a nod to sit in Ghana’s parliament will only worsen the woes of the country.
She said, “I was shocked she doesn’t even know that comedy is a job people take on globally when she took to Instagram to insult DKB for mocking Bishop Obinim”.
In that post, the worried SHS student claimed Diamond revealed her ignorance and hence she can confidently say she has nothing to offer Ghana.
The final year student who aspires to be a leader one day says Diamonds behaviour on social media saddens her and makes her believe the world is laughing at Ghana for allowing just anyone to stand for public positions.
“We need a new crop of leaders,” she charged.
Source: David Mawuli
Shaker drops Hello video featuring Sarkodie
BBnZ Live artiste, Shaker, has officially released the video for “Hello” – the fourth song off “Captain Hook” album which features BET Award winner, Sarkodie.
Shot at Signature Resort in Prampram, “Hello” video captures a hilarious imaginative scene where Shaker who plays the role of the resort’s security man, falls in love with a hottie.
Sarkodie on the other hand interrupted the scenes to drop his verses. The end of the story is simply fun to watch.
The colourful video was directed by Lex MacCarthy and costume by Nana Dope and Kula Perry.
Enjoy “Hello” music video below and don’t forget to share your views with us.
No Ghanaian artiste is paid well outside – Shatta Wale
Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has indicated that Ghanaian artistes who travel outside the country for shows are given meagre amount for their services there.
According Shatta Wale who spoke on Pluzz FM’s AM Pluzz, event promoters have been taking artistes for granted but he will not be a victim.
He told host, Sammy Flex, that he would prefer playing in Ghana and be referred to as a ‘local champion’ than perform abroad for a small amount of money.
“Promoters shouldn’t see us as kids. If I can get paid for a hundred thousand and over in Ghana and you call me for a show in America and want to pay me $3,000, then keep it… All those artistes you see travelling here and there are not making anything. They just go for the fame of it. That’s why haven’t travelled so if anybody calls me a local champion, I love it. The local champion is richer than the international champion,” he stated.
Guru releases new artwork for released single tracks
Celebrated hiplife musician, Nana Adjei- Yeboah Maradona aka Guru has released an artwork to promote his already released single tracks.
The tracks comprise of “Me Ba Be Tia Wo”, Mohammed Ali,” Atanfo Nye Nyame”,”Otu Mani” ,Praise Ft Nero x “Me do to ft. Kindii and Law of Karma are songs.
Guru, who has remained as one of the best hiplife/hip hop Artistes ever to be produced in Africa was lately endorsed by Nigerian – American hip hop superstar, Jidenna with the hit single titled the ‘Classic Man’ as the best hip hop artiste ahead of Sarkodie ,Edem ,EL,Manifest etc.
The azonto revolution’s front-runner, Guru has been nominated in two categories at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards namely, Hiplife song of the year with his “pooley swag” hit song and Hiplife/Hip hop artiste of the year.
Many showbiz industry personalities, entertainment pundits and even some Musicians have tipped Guru,who is being managed by NKZ Music headed by Ray Moni to win all his categories.
Sarkodie talks about daughter on new single ‘The Way I Feel’
We reported early this week that Sarkodie is a proud dad. His longtime girlfriend Tracy gave birth to a baby girl weeks ago.
He has dedicated a new song titled ”The Way I feel’ to his daughter and discloses that she was born on March 28 and named Adalyn Owusu Addo fondly called ‘Titi’.
‘The Way I feel’ was produced by JaySo.
Listen the song by clicking ‘Show Video’.
We never forgot music while abroad – Reggie N Bollie
Though Ghanaian music duo Reggie N Bollie left Ghana to the UK to be with their family, they did not leave their music behind.
“We did not forget music when we got there. We actually had families there so it influenced our decision to go there but our hope of doing music was not shattered,” Reggie one half of the duo said in an interview with Jay Foley and Jeremie on live 91.9 fm.
Before Reggie Zippy and Bollie made it to the world stage as finalists on the reality music show, X Factor UK, they were champions in their own rights, boasting quite a number of hits songs on the Ghanaian music industry.
Early 2015, the two decided to work together and change their musical fortunes after a long break. They auditioned at Britain’s Got Talent but didn’t make the mark.
They decided to give music another shot, this time on X Factor UK. They impressed the judges and made it as one of 12 contestants, ultimately making it to the finale.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
We go naked in movies to advise people – Actress
Beautiful Ghanaian actress and producer, Tracy Boakye has disclosed the rational behind going naked in movies, relating it to advise.
According to the mother of one, who revealed this in an interview with Nkosuohene over the weekend, she said they go naked in movies just to advise viewers.
“When we go naked in movies, it is a form of education. We use it to advise our viewers. I have gone naked in several movies and it ended badly for me. It tells our viewers something.”
Tracey Boakye has featured in movies like ‘Odo’, ‘Ntafuo Wuo’, ‘Odo Saman’ Oh Vera in which she went naked in some scenes among others.
Joselyn Dumas looks like ‘gold’ in new photos
Joselyn Dumas just don’t go out without paying a very close attention to her fashion sense, she is one of the lovely fashionistas we have here in Ghana, no two ways, no qualms at all.
She wore this gorgeous outfit when she graced Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday Dinner at the British High Commissioner’s residence some few days ago. Dumas is an actress, Mc, TV show host and more.
She is currently the host of a new TV talk show ‘@ Home with Joselyn Dumas’ which is aired across Africa and parts of Europe on DSTV
Check her out especially her style.
Ohemaa Mercy nominated for Christian Community Gospel Awards
Multiple award-winning female gospel artiste, Ohemaa Mercy has been nominated for this year’s Christian Community Gospel Awards (CCMA).
The contemporary gospel musician was nominated for the Praise category of the awards with the song “Aseda”, off her sixth studio album, “Aforebo”.
Ohemaa Mercy known in real life as Mercy Twum-Ampofo is in same category with colleague musicians like Joe Mettle, No Tribe, and Cwesi Oteng.
The musician and radio presenter who hopes to win the CCMA award days ago finished shooting video for her song, “Wobesan Asore” on the Big Ben produced album, “Aforebo”.
Christian Community Gospel Awards comes off on May 1, 2016 at the Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry in Accra.
See full list of nominees below
Joe Mettle – Ayeyi Nyom
No Tribe – Oma Jesu
Ohemaa Mercy – Aseda
Cwesi Oteng – Yesu
Jesse Jenkins – Di wo hene
Joe Mettle – All I want is you (ft. Naa Mercy)
Eugene Zuta – Yebo som wo
SP Kofi Sarpong (ft Joyce Blessing) – Hour by hour
Patience Nyarko – Wa fom kwan
Obaapa Christy – Hy?br? sesafo?
Joe Mettle – Ayeyi nyom
Morgan Harper Nichols – Storyteller
Francesca Battestelli – He knows my name
Tasha Cobbs – Fill me up
Brain Courtney Wilson – Worth fighting for
Jonathan Nelson – Anything can happen
Nathaniel Bassey – This God is too good oh
Preye – Ebezina
Sinach – The Name of Jesus
Ntokonzo (ft Joe Mettle) – Yi nay?
TIMELESS SONGS CATEGORY
Cindy Thompson – Awawan do
Daughters of Glorious Jesus – Obiara ni ho
Tagoe sisters – Ohene ee
Bernice Offei – Hold on fast
Stella Seal – Ayeyi Nyom
Akesse Brimpong – God is working
Nat Abbey – Arise and shine
R2N ft Joe – Mantse
Jonn Winner – Can’t imagine
Fafa – Mevalo
URBAN – RAP
Preachers – Crazy
KingzKid – Be with You
Esaias – Oye adiey?
Jay Shady – Light it up
Joe Mettle – Turning around
SP Kofi Sarpong (ft Joyce Blessing) – Hour by hour
Sanaa – God can