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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dj Mensah (@DJMENSAH1 ) Wins At 2017 Ghana Entertainment Awards USA

Dj Mensah has once again proven to be the untouchable Dj in Ghana

He beats the likes of Dj Mic Smith, Dj Vyrusky and Dj Vision at the just ended Ghana Entertainment Awards held in the USA last weekend.

Dj Mensah who is the official Dj for Sarkcess label boss Sarkodie has played huge international shows including playing at Wembley Arena twice, the Apollo theater and other gigs across.

He released his monthly compilation dubbed "Street Is Listening" series followed by the Afrochronik mixtape.

#GhanaMeetsNaija17 : Stonebwoy Tells Why He’s Not Performing At Ghana Meets Naija Concert

Ghanaian dancehall artiste Livingstone Etse Satekla better known as Stonebwoy has for the past two years not been on the stage of the prestigious Ghana Meets Naija concert and that has been worrying his fans.

Many have questioned the management of the ‘Baafira’ singer why he has not mounted the stage even though he is one of the country’s biggest acts. Well, Stonebwoy’s manager, Sidi Mohammed has an answer to all worried fans who have missed their hero on the Ghana meets Naija stage.

The road manager of Stonebwoy in a Facebook post Cypress Ghana chanced on disclosed that organisers always contact them when preparing for the event but it always clashes with other concerts. He added that Empire, organisers of the annual concert mostly contact them late hence their absence on the Ghana Meets Naija stage for the past two years.

FORMER MISS UNIVERSE GHANA, MENAYE DONKOR NAMED MISS UNIVERSE GHANA NATIONAL DIRECTOR

The Miss Universe Ghana Organization will host a press event on 1st June 2017 at Carbon, located in the penthouse of Icon House from 6-9pm to announce details for the upcoming Miss Universe Ghana competition that will occur in September.

TV/Radio personality, KOD will serve as host of the event that will bring media, sponsors and dignitaries together to celebrate the pageant which Ghana has participated in since 1991.

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former Miss Universe Ghana, Menaye Donkor has been appointed as the Miss Universe Ghana National Director and her company, MALZ Promotions will handle all aspects of event direction, show production and selection of Ghana’s next representative to the international pageant.

"As a former titleholder, the Miss Universe experience taught me a great deal and has shaped me to be the woman I am today. I am very passionate about building and maintaining the reputation of the Miss Universe Ghana pageant in my role as National Director.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kojo Cue, Article Wan, Kuami Eugene, B4 Bonah & Lil Win Join 2017 Ghana Meets Naija Lineup

More musicians have joined the lineup for the 7th Ghana Meets Naija concert.

Organizers, Empire Ghana, have confirmed Kojo Cue, Article Wan, B4 Bonah, Lil Win, and Kwame Eugene as supporting acts for Saturday’s event at the Accra International Conference Centre.

This year’s already has an impressive headliner list in Shatta Wale (Ghana), Davido (Nigeria), M.anifest (Ghana) and Falz (Nigeria) as well as Tiwa Savage (Nigeria).

Tickets for this year’s concert are selling for GHC 150, GHC 200 and GHC 300 respectively. Selling points are Starr FM (Ring Road), Live FM (Adabraka), uniBank branches at the Accra Mall, Kokomlemle, and at the World Trade Centre, near the National Theatre in Accra. Hotline: 0577619555.

Excitement is already building up over what is expected to be a massive show.

Sam Jonah, Others To Tee-Off Vodafone Otumfuo Golf Tourney

Renowned Ghanaian businessman and Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital, Sir Sam Jonah, will join others to tee-off the Otumfuo Golf tournament, which kicks-off on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 in Kumasi.

Sir Sam will be joined by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Chief Executive of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba and Chairman of the Kumasi Golf Club, Kwasi Attah-Antwi to undertake the activity.

A host of amateur and professional golfers across the country and the sub-region are expected to take part in the tournament, which is sponsored by Vodafone Business Solutions – the enterprise unit of Vodafone Ghana.

Vodafone views the tournament as directly in line with its capabilities as an innovative brand and believes it will offer a perfect platform for building long and lasting business relationships.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Chief Executive of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba said: “As a company, we constantly seek to develop and nurture fruitful relationships. Our association with this tournament is intended to generate an enhanced brand experience for our customers and build lasting business relationships as we interact in an informal setting.”

Meanwhile, the telecommunications giant has organised a host of activities to highlight its holistic commitment to the Ashanti Region. The Vodafone Foundation undertook an activation of its flagship digital educational programme – Instant Schools – in Kumasi with the D&D Academy and KNUST Primary school last week.

‘Busy Network Series’ Kicks Off With Session On SME

4G operator Busy, has in line with its strategy to focus on empowering the youth and entrepreneurs, has organized the maiden edition of its monthly discussion series intended to focus on topical issues that will directly contribute to the growth of the SME sector. 

Dubbed ‘Busy Network Series’, the first edition focused on SME driven policies and initiatives being rolled out by government, fund management, funding opportunities and how SMEs can take advantage of them.

Addressing a gathering of a cross section of SMEs at its flagship shop in Accra, Chief Executive Officer of Busy, Praveen Sadalage said Busy has always championed the course of startups and small businesses.

Veteran Ghanaian Actor Kofi Bucknor Is Dead

Veteran Ghanaian actor, Kofi Bucknor is dead. He died in the early hours of Tuesday, May 23, 2017. He was 64.

It is unknown what caused his death. He was born in 1953 in Cape Coast.

Bucknor was one of Ghana’s most seasoned male actors having staged in movies such as Heritage Africa (1989), Run Baby Run (2007), African Timber (1989), Elmina, Double among others.

Emirates Introduces Sustainable Blankets Made From 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles

Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights.

Each Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. With the latest innovation, the bottles are recycled into plastic chips before being turned into yarn, creating a polar fleece material. The fine thread is then woven into soft blankets.

The environmentally-friendly blankets were designed in partnership with Buzz, the world’s leading inflight product specialists, and are part of Emirates’ continued commitment to product innovation and sustainability. Emirates already runs a green programme on board recycling aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles, and clean paper products such as newspapers, magazines and cardboard cartons where possible.

Winner Of Face Of AFWk Grace Quaye Set To Walk London Fashion Week This Year

Grace Quaye is set to rock London Fashion Week this year. Winner of last years Face of Accra Fashion Week will be heading off to the UK later this year to participate in their grand fashion events during London Fashion Week S/S18 show.

The announcement came when organizers of Accra Fashion Week got in touch with a number of designers interested in Grace Quaye whom are now willing to finance her accommodation and travel to be present at their shows.

Ebony & Takoradi Technical University Students Clash : Here’s What Really Happened

 All did not go down well when Ghanaian female musician Ebony was billed to perform at Takoradi Technical University on Saturday, May 20.

The artiste according to reports failed to perform at the concert when she travelled from Accra to Takoradi to perform at the TTU-GNUPS Excellence Awards.

Publicist for the singer has told Cypress Ghana what happened when he travelled to the tertiary institution with his artiste Ebony.

Whenever a promoter of an event decides to book an artiste for an event, there is an agreement which is signed. All parties involved need to make sure they perform their duty to ensure its success and create a healthy relationship.

Bullet of Ruff & Smooth (CEO Ruff Town Records) as well as Allen Kofi Anti (Brands Manager) and EduCenter signed an agreement for Ebony to perform at the Takoradi Technical University GNUTS Awards Night which was to be held on 20th of May, 2017.

The organizers in the contract were supposed to fulfill their duty as at 19th of May but pleaded with Ebony and her team to come to Takoradi with the assurance that everything will be sorted out before the performance takes place.

Ruff Town Records publicist Kofi Anderson (Xerda) and a rep from the team arrived at 4pm to ensure everything was set for the event. The rest RuffTown & AVO team followed up with Ebony as the organizers had promised to settle the rest of the agreement.

2017 Confederation Cup & 2018 FIFA World Cup Live On DStv & GOtv In Ghana

SuperSport has confirmed itself as Africa’s home of world football after completing a broadcast deal with FIFA for its major international rights for the 2017/18 season.

DStv & GOtv customers’ football experience will be taken to a whole new level with the impending FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia 2017 and the FIFA World Cup, which also takes place in Russia in June 2018. All 64 matches will be broadcast live in High Definition.

Other FIFA events on the broadcast calendar are the FIFA Under-20 and Under-17 World Cups, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and, in 2018, the FIFA Under-20 and Under-17 Women’s World Cup tournaments. SuperSport has TV rights to all the games of the FIFA Confederations Cup and the FIFA World Cup across Sub-Saharan Africa including Ghana.

3MUSIC - MUSIC & YOUTH LIFESTYLE PROGRAMMING BLOCK LAUNCHES ON TV3

Leading Ghanaian TV network, TV3 is set to become the home of COOL as it adds extra sizzle to its programming line-up with a millennial focused music and lifestyle programming block, 3 Music.

3 Music will air exciting music and lifestyle shows every weekday on a specially created time belt targeting the 16 to 25 years’ demographic.

The shows will include chart show, 3Music Hotz which will countdown the hottest new music earning the attention of millennials, 3musicRequestline – weekly request show that will see 3music cameras invading various Accra hotspots to ask viewers to select their hottest Jams, 3Music Hotlist – which will play the hottest videos punched with entertainment news, interviews and competitions, 3music Presents, special music documentary programming.

FAN MILK LAUNCHES " FANMAXX " DRINKABLE YOGHURT DESIGNED FOR THE REGIONAL MARKET

Fan Milk Ghana on Monday, 22nd May launched FanMaxx, a new, creamy drinkable yoghurt, Fan Milk Ghana is the first to produce this innovative yoghurt experience in West Africa. The launch took place at the Tang Palace Hotel in Accra and was attended by government officials and members of the general public.

FAN MAXX is the first of its kind in West Africa. Its creamy texture makes it filling enough to be a light meal replacer. It can be consumed chilled or ambient, on the go, at home or in the office. FanMaxx’ long shelf life (4 months) is particularly suited to the African markets where the cold chain is not always failsafe.

FanMaxx is affordable and convenient and will be available in 330ml bottles in more than 5,500 outlets in Accra, Tema and Kasoa by end 2017.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Experience Dubai This Summer With WatsUp TV

WatsUp TV a pan African Entertainment Show is taking its viewers to Dubai this summer.

The trip will give viewers the opportunity to tour all the beautiful places in Dubai at a little amount.

In an interview with Mr Abd Traore  , CEO of WatsUP TV he said “ Tourism is part of our industry so my team and I thought of it to take our viewers to tour some of the beautiful locations in Dubia.”

“Dubai is the number one tourism destinations, so we want viewers to explore that part of the world at a subsidized amount”

The amount paid will include Visa Fees, Ticket and Hotel. The TV Show will also sponsor one lucky viewer who will be selected at random.

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene.

Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.

Sandra Ankobiah Featured As Emerging Leader By America’s Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Ghanaian celebrity lawyer, Sandra Ankorbiah has been featured on Morgan Lewis’ online platform as one of the young emerging women leaders of the world. 

Morgan Lewis & Bockius is a global law firm with large followers. It is the largest firm in America and one of the five largest firms in the world.

Among its clients, they serve as tax counsel to United States President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization since 2005. The firm received the 2016 'Russia Law Firm of the Year' award.

Morgan Lewis Chair Jami McKeon welcomed the Ghanaian lawyer to the firm earlier this month as part of Fortune’s annual Global Women’s Mentorship program, a public-private partnership with the US State Department and the Vital Voices Global Partnership.

The program connects leading female executives from around the world to help empower the next generation of women to bring positive change to their companies and communities.

One of only 21 international businesswomen selected to participate in this year’s initiative, Ms. Ankobiah serves as a legal aid officer for the International Federation of Women Lawyers, a nongovernmental organization that promotes and enhances the welfare of indigent women and children through legal aid and counseling services.

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