Saturday, September 21, 2019

Obrafour’s Business Manager, Edward Owusu Appointed Project Coordinator For Music In Africa’s ACCES 2019


Obrafour’s Business Manager, Edward Owusu has a vast knowledge in project development, logistics and asset management has earned him an appointment with the Music In Africa project management team.

Mr Edward Owusu, who doubles as Managing partner of 3 Media Networks (organisers of 3Music Awards) brings added depth and local management expertise to the Music In Africa team as they head to Accra, Ghana for the 3rd edition of the Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) on 28–30 November, 2019.

ACCES is a pan-African event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and create business linkages. ACCES is held in a different African city every year attracting active music industry players from across the globe.

Highly known for taking a vision and making it reality, his new role will see him responsible for direction of the project operations and initiatives, processing accurate schedules and PR activities.

‘Azali’ Movie Is Ghana’s Choice For Oscar International Feature Film Category

Ghana has selected Kwabena Gyansah’s Azali as its submission for the international feature film category at the 2020 Oscars.

Starring Asana Alhassan in her debut role, the film follows the journey of 14-year-old Amina from a village in Northern Ghana to the slums of the bustling capital, Accra.

Amina escapes her impending marriage to a 70-year-old farmer but finds herself on a truck being trafficked to Burkina Faso. A cruel twist of fate sees her rescued from the truck but flung into the bustling city of Accra. Amina has to choose between surviving in Accra and returning to her village and marriage.

Written by Gwandellen Quartey and directed by Kwabena Gyansah, Azali is produced by Ananse Entertainment with support from Motion Revolution, both Ghanaian companies.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Ghanaian Designer, Ophelia Crossland To Represent Ghana At Global Fashion Exhibition


Award-winning Ghanaian fashion designer, Ophelia Crossland has been nominated to represent Ghana at the 2019 Qipao Invitational Exhibition at the National Silk Museum, Hangzhou City, China.

The theme for design for this year’s event is “Weddings”

Crossland was selected alongside 9 other designers from the UK, France, Russia, Japan, South Korea and Japan after a rigorous submission process in June of this year.

The selection makes her the first Ghanaian designer to showcase at the event which attracts scores of tourists and culture enthusiasts from around the world. 

“It gives me great joy and excitement to tell Ghana’s cultural story on such a platform, says the phenomenal designer, “I believe this is a matter of pride and honor for myself and the nation as a whole”

Ophelia Crossland uses the iconic Ghanaian Kente alongside very advanced techniques in fashion design to create the Qipao.

Empire FM To Shake Takoradi With Empire Weekend Season 4

A long weekend awaits and there’s enough reason to get busy with the real party lifestyle.

On occasions like this party, people would want to take advantage of and celebrate the moment in a grand style.

So to avoid subjecting the good people of Sekondi Takoradi to bizarrely organized shows, Empire 102.7FM, the region’s ultimate brand in regards to events and entertainment, has put together a two-day event that is loaded with fun, excitement and set in a perfect party environment.

Dubbed the Empire Weekend, this initiative sees three top disc jockeys coming together to serenade music lovers with dope party tunes at the plush Paragon Nite Club.

The first of the two is an All-Black Party on Friday, September 20 with patrons encouraged to come preferably wearing either an all-black outfit or a black-dominated attire.

‘Adinkra Republic’ Promises To Support Autism Campaign

Mr Agyeman Senkyire, Founder of Luxury menswear and accessory line, ‘Adinkra Republic’ has pledged to donate a percentage of proceeds from sales of his apparels to the Autism Foundation.

He made this known yesterday during a VIP launch event which took place at La Villa Boutique, Accra to unveil ‘Adinkra Republic’ brand.

“Our socks are colorful for a reason; we support Autism. Research has it that one in 20 kids in Ghana has Autism. But that figure may actually be understated because Most kids that are affected with the ailment mostly do not diagnose early or go through the inspection program for them to be documented.” He bemoaned

He added that this touched his heart to give back to Autism. Thus his partnership with the Alexis Miranda Foundation to donate 10% of proceeds made off sales.

In an interview, The founder highlighted the brand’s vision which is to share with the world the rich and deep roots of wisdom by incorporating the Adinkra symbols into their everyday lives.

“The Adinkra symbols express various themes that relate to the history, beliefs and philosophy of the Ashanti tribe. They mostly have rich proverbial meanings since proverbs play an important role in the Ashanti culture. The use of Proverbs is considered a mark of wisdom… and we liked that.”

Thursday, September 19, 2019

See Images : Adinkra Republic Outdoors Premium Line Socks

Luxury menswear and accessory line, Adinkra Republic, launches in Accra with the outdooring of their premium line of culturally inspired men’s socks.

The essence of Adinkra Republic is inspired by the heritage-rich, Adinkra symbols. The designers have created a product range that evokes feelings and strides of royalty.

After a successful launch and uptake in the United States, and significant demand to supply and outfit his homeland, Mr Agyeman Senkyire, Founder of Adinkra Republic, felt it was time and well within the plan to launch the brand here in Ghana.

The founder and members of his team highlighted the brand’s vision which is to share with the world the rich and deep roots of wisdom by incorporating the Adinkra symbols into their everyday lives.

“The Adinkra symbols express various themes that relate to the history, beliefs and philosophy of the Ashanti tribe. They mostly have rich proverbial meanings since proverbs play an important role in the Ashanti culture. The use of Proverbs is considered a mark of wisdom… and we liked that.”

Edem, Kalybos, KOD & More Are Coming To Women In Worship On September 22

Gospel Minister Akesse Brempong, Radio and Television personality Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD), Kalybos and musician Edem have endorsed this year’s Trinity Experience edition of Women In Worship slated for Sunday 22nd September, 2019 at the ACTION CHAPEL DOME, SPINTEX ROAD - ACCRA.

In a video, the men showing their readiness for the much anticipated gospel event, called on all men to support the initiative by attending the event as women minstrels lead the worship night.

The event is described by many Ghanaians as one which brings the nation together to celebrate the goodness of God with a thundering voice of nonstop worship. The event is also used as a platform to raise awareness and funds for the “Akatasia Campaign” on cervical cancer, which is deadly disease found in women.

Themed “The Trinity Experience" to signify God the Father, The Son And The Holy Spirit, this year’s experience will have the reigning VGMA gospel artiste of the year Diana Hamilton, Ceccy Twum, The Glorious Trio Daughters Of Glorious Jesus, The Ageless Cindy Thompson, The Anointed Rev Ifueko Charmein and all the way from Nigeria the Excess Love Hitmaker Mercy Chinwo, leading the entire nation in an atmosphere of open heavens, healing, blessing, breakthrough, favour and grace coupled with an exaltation from Ohemaa Mercy.

We Have The Best Music Video In Ghana Currently - ZeeTM

Since the release of ZeeTown Melody's (ZeeTM) smash single, ‘Guda’, all eyes have been on them for their follow up single.

ZeeTM will continue to take over the music scene with their new single and music video titled ‘Totori’’ featuring Fancy Gadam with production by Streetbeatz.

Directed by Babs, the accompanying video is shot in a dark warehouse, featuring dancers surrounding the ZeeTM and Fancy Gadam.

There’s a lot of fire in the music video that has over 30 video models and 20 dancers in all. The video has already been rated as the best video for the year in 2019 by stakeholders in the industry who has watched the music video.

Before the video was premiered on YouTube, they hosted a 3-day video event at 4stye TV mansion, Vienna Nite Club (in Tema) and Ace Tantra nite club.

The streets are watching ZeeTM. ZeeTM is known for their affiliations with popular Tema acts - R2Bees.

Medikal And Kwaw Kese Headline Odwira Street Jam

Two of Ghana’s biggest acts Medikal and Kwaw Kese will headline this year’s Officer Odwira Street jam.

Powered by Officer Bitters, the concert will be held as apart of festivities for the Odwira Festival of the chiefs and people of Akropong in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

The event, which is being held in association with the Planning Committee and My 94.5 FM, will start at 8 pm till early morning.

Organizers say patrons will have enough to drink courtesy Officer Bitters while grooving to entertainment from the works of the impressive artiste lineup.

Thousands of people are expected to attend what will be a huge night of performances from the two acts and over a dozen others.

The Odwira Festival is the main Festival of the Akropong people. It is a melting pot of rich music, art, fashion, design and food. The cultural adventure shapes expressions and opens up new possibilities. The festival celebrations are a reminder of the beauty of the Akuapem tradition.

Premiere: MTF Ghanaian Graduate Film Life Of Bim On Africa Magic Showcase

MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) is excited to announce the highly-anticipated screening of the films Life of Bim and DreamChaser by the MTF West Africa Academy’s Class of 2018! 

The two films are a culmination of the students’ one-of-a-kind training from the inaugural MTF Academy programme and will be screened on Africa Magic Showcase on the 21st and 28th of September 2019 from 6pm.

As the first touchpoint of MultiChoice Africa’s ground-breaking corporate shared value (CSV) initiative, the MTF Academy’s 12-month training programme is specifically designed to train the next generation of African film and TV creatives in partnership with stakeholders across the continent.

Under the guidance of the esteemed Academy Directors the academy students were required to produce a 90-minute film in groups as part of their curriculum, resulting in the films Life of Bim and DreamChaser.

Life of Bim follows the story of 32-year old Bim, whose life begins to swiftly unravel after the unresolved actions of his past resurface. The results are dire: He loses his chance at becoming a football star, his job and his close relationships. Faced with the possibility of further calamity and pressure from his parents, BIM must now face his past and set his life back on course.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

MTF West Africa Academy Class Of 2018’s Film Screening Of "Life Of Bim" And "DreamChaser" At The Lagos Cinema!

MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) is excited to announce the highly-anticipated screening of the films Life of Bim and DreamChaser by the MTF West Africa Academy’s Class of 2018! The two films are a culmination of the students’ one-of-a-kind training from the inaugural MTF Academy programme and will be screened at the Lagos Cinema today.

As the first touchpoint of MultiChoice Africa’s ground-breaking corporate shared value (CSV) initiative, the MTF Academy’s 12-month training programme is specifically designed to train the next generation of African film and TV creatives in partnership with stakeholders across the continent.

Under the guidance of the esteemed Academy Directors within the academy’s East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa academy hubs, the academy students were required to produce a 60-minute film in groups as part of their curriculum, resulting in the films Life of Bim and DreamChaser which represent the West Africa hub.

Nigerian Rapper, Eriga Calls Out Rihanna For Not Replying In His DM

Nigerian hip hop recording artiste, Erhiga Agarivbie, better known by his stage name Erigga has called out American singer Rihanna for ignoring him via Instagram Direct Message.

The rapper who recently released his ErigMa album has been sending messages to the American singer since December last year.

From the screenshot he posted on his Instagram page sighted by Cypress Ghana, he started off with inquiries on how much it would cost to feature the singer on a track, which he obviously did not get any response to.

See Screenshot After The Cut.......

Start-up SETECH: The Winner Of EDF Pulse Africa Ghana

The Ghanaian start-up company SETECH has been announced as the winner of the Ghanaian stage of the EDF Pulse Africa innovation contest. 

The challenge aims to reveal and support African innovators committed to the continent’s energy development and has been present in Ghana since its launch three years ago. As the winner of the Ghanaian edition, SETECH will participate in the Grand Final which will take place in Paris in November.

Created in 2017, the challenge EDF Pulse Africa aims to support the entrepreneurial dynamic in Africa with two main goals:  – to identify potential partners by discovering the “technological nuggets” of the continent;  – to support innovation by involving local entrepreneurs in the development of innovative offers.

For this 3rd edition of the challenge, EDF has launched the EDF Pulse Africa Tour : an African tour spanning 7 countries of the continent, aimed at selecting candidates closest to their original economic context. The winner of each national edition is awarded a place in the Grand Final, which will take place in Paris in November.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Terry Pheto Covers The Latest Edition Of The Afropolitan Magazine

Known to celebrate African excellence, Terry Pheto features on the cover of the latest edition of The Afropolitan magazine.

Titled “A girl from the Vaal with Hollywood dreams”, The Afropolitan takes a look at Terry Pheto’s journey over the years - carrying through the theme of “always knowing where you're going but remembering where you've been”.

Terry Pheto shares about growing up in a township and how having a clear vision, strong team and an open mind can take one far. Shot on location at the Houghton Hotel, read Terry Pheto’s cover story here: https://www.afropolitan.co.za/articles/terry-pheto-a-ghetto-glam-celebration-10420.html

The latest edition of The Afropolitan is also available for purchase at Exclusive Books, CNA and SPAR.

Terry Pheto’s cover feature on The Afropolitan comes off the back of winning Best Actress at the recent British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) Awards which took place in London, and the announcement of joining the Swiss watchmaking brand, Longines, as a Family Member. Terry Pheto is seen wearing a classic timepiece from Longines on the cover.

Ghana Music Awards South Africa 19 : Jullie Jay-Kanz Grabs Nomination For Best Music Journalist /Blogger Of The Year

Celebrated Ghanaian female Blogger Juliana Ntiamoah known in showbiz circles  as Jullie Jay-Kanz has bagged for herself nomination at the upcoming 2019 Ghana Music Awards South Africa.

The multiple award-winning blogger was nominated for the Best Music Journalist /Blogger category among other male bloggers including GH Kweku, David Mawuli, Nii Atakorah Mensah, Ameyaw Debrah, Attactive Mustapha, Kobby Kyei and Zionfelix.

Few months past, the HelloGH PR AGENCY CEO  was ranked by Africa Music Data as  the overall 4th Best Artiste Publicist  and the Best Female Artiste Publicist in Ghana.

Jullie over these few  years has shot up as of the youngest and best female online journalists to emerge from Africa with her works earning publications on several international platforms including the Canadian Vision Newspaper, Caribbean Entertainment Magazine, Paris En Mode in France, Voice of America in Washington DC, London Le’ Blanc Magazine, Start Magazine, London, Gospel Africa Magazine and more.

She has been phenomenal with providing PR services for the likes of Shawn Storm, Joyce Blessing, SP Kofi Sarpong, AK Songstress, Cynthia Morgan, Epixode and host of music greats.

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