Saturday, January 18, 2020

Rapper Novo Set To Release ‘Kose ne Champagne’ E.P

One of Ghana’s budding artistes, Novo, is set to come out with his new EP christened, ‘Kose Ne Champagne‘, on 23rd January.

In the artistes own words “for all music lovers out there, the time is almost near to update your playlist.”

All of the five tracks contained in the EP were produced by tema-based Twobars and mixed and mastered by Seshi.

The EP also features the likes of Xaa, LJ and Kweku smoke.

“While we anticipate this ear-whipping EP from the ChaserRecords signee, let’s do well to spread the word,” he added.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

George Quaye Resigns From CharterHouse Productions

Cypress Ghana is reliably informed that Mr George Quaye has resigned from his position as Public Events and Communication Manager for Charterhouse Productions. This is the Second time, George Quaye has tendered in his resignations. 

We here George Quaye is now with Multimedia and would start his own new evening program on JOY FM from Monday.

In a statement copied to Travel Blogger Kris Sowah (Cypress) , CharterHouse announces that Mr George Quaye has been succeeded by Mr Robert Klah as Public Events and Communication Manager.

Find The full Statement From Charterhouse Productions After The Cut.....

Charterhouse To Make VGMAs The Safest Event To Attend – George Quaye

Communications Head for Charterhouse, organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), George Quaye says they have put up a lot of measures to ensure the event is one of the safest to attend in Ghana.

The 2019 VGMA was marred by an incident involving Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.

It all started when Shatta Wale and his team were seen going on stage after Stonebwoy was announced Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year.

Pandemonium broke out when blows were exchanged between the two camps.

Stonebwoy then pulled a gun on stage after he felt threatened by Shatta Wale and the program was halted for hours.

“It is a very tricky situation but going forward measures have put in place to ensure that what happened last year does not occur again, the security agencies we work with have all been briefed, changes will be made but what I can assure Ghanaians is that from the meetings that I have had the opportunity of being present Charterhouse will ‘leave no stone unturned’ to ensure that the VGMAs will be the safest event to attend, he spoke on Hitz FM on January 15, 2019.


Charterhouse Ghana, organizers of Ghana’s biggest and most prestigious Entertainment event, the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is elated to announce that works has begun toward the 21st edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

The event that seeks to reward musicians and music industry players that churned out various works within the calendar year opening January 1st 2019 and closing December 31st 2019, will be held in May 2020.

The board has started sitting to categorize works that are being submitted from all over the country and beyond. 

Musicians and other industry practitioners interested in submitting their works are encouraged to visit to enter their works online or to download entry forms which must be submitted at the offices of Charterhouse Productions Ghana not later than January 31st 2020.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

How Fast Can You Find Ultimate Love?

Cue the eye roll every time a guy says "I’m falling in love with you" after spending approximately 457 seconds with a girl. 

I mean, what?! Here's the shocker - If you've ever wondered how long it takes to fall in love, you may be surprised to know that research has shown that physiologically, it takes just a fifth of a second for chemistries to fly and produce that in-love feeling. You think that’s fast? Technically, you need only an hour with a stranger.

Studies have shown that men wait just 88 days (that's under three months) to say those three little words to their partner for the first time, and 39 per cent say them within the first month. Women, on the other hand, take an average of 134 days.

There are couples who met their partners in few weeks and had no doubt that they wanted to spend their lives together. We also have parents who are a product of arranged marriages but are still going strong in their union. Nonetheless, when it comes to finding a lifelong partner, especially from our part of the world, there are several questions and preferences that come to mind.

What makes two people a good match? What makes a marriage last? How much time is enough to know a person before getting married to them? What kind of family is the person from? What kind of work does the person do? It’s important to know that there are no clear-cut answers to these questions or rules guiding the perfect marriage or partner.

Monday, January 13, 2020

LISTEN & DOWNLOAD : Ara Bella Debuts Music Career With ‘Twii Mi’

Multi-talented emerging afro-beat and afro-dancehall musician Arabella Ama Yiadom known in showbiz as Ara Bella, is launching her music career professionally with the release of her debut single ‘Twii Mi’.

Ara Bella has been doing music for about five years but deems 2020 as the perfect year to get serious with her craft and execute it professionally.

‘Twii Mi’ which is a twi phrase meaning ‘Drive Me’ talks about how the love of her life mesmerizes with his immense show of affection and love towards her.

Bella has recorded ten songs already which will be released as singles throughout the year with an album launch at the close of the year.

In an interview with Cypress Ghana, Ara Bella said she looks to use her music to drive afro-beat and afro-dancehall to the whole of Africa and worldwide with hard-work and determination.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

3 MultiChoice Talent Factory Alumni Travel To USA For Prestigious New York Film Academy Scholarship

The renowned film school, the New York Film Academy will open its doors to MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) alumni Mainala Silondwa (Zambia), Gilbert Bassey (Nigeria) and Hillary “Hillax” Lanogwa (Kenya). The alumni, one from each of MultiChoice Talent Factory’s three campuses in West, East and Southern Africa, were selected as top of their classes for the prestigious full-tuition award.

Mainala is a Director and Screenwriter who co-wrote the screenplay for final-year MTF student film, The Painting whilst Hillax is a Cinematographer who was camera operator for MTF student films Ensulo and Promises and Gilbert is a Producer, Director and Editor who was Assistant Director on MTF student film Dreamchaser, which he also composed all of the music for.

Part of the inaugural MTF cohort, the Class of 2019 Mainala and Hillary will travel to the US tomorrow to participate in the New York Film Academy (NYFA) eight-week filmmaking workshop whilst Gilbert will start the programme at a later date. 

This once in a lifetime opportunity expands on MTF’s mission to empower emerging filmmakers through training, skills and creative development. “All of us at the New York Film Academy are extremely proud to have MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy’s special award alumni Mainala Silondwa, Hillary Lanogwa and Gilbert Bassey join us in January for their 8-week filmmaking workshops at NYFA’s New York City Campus. 

Friday, January 10, 2020

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Amandzeba Signs With Jah Mikal Entertainment To Mark 20 Years Of ‘Wogb3’

Ace Ghanaian highlife musician Amandzeba has announced a partnership with U.S based Jah Mikal entertainment to celebrate 20 years since he released his smash hit ‘Wogb3’.

This new signing will also see Amandzeba release the remix of ‘Wogb3’ with an American rapper in August, followed by a nationwide tour.

According to the artiste, a lot of things are gonna happen. “I’m going to bring everybody along. The media, the musicians and everybody who matters in the entertainment industry”.

Amandzeba made this announcement at a press briefing in Accra Friday, January 3rd ,2020 .

Describing how he got a connection with Jah Mikal, he said “so I’m so privileged to have a contact all the way from the USA. It really beats my imagination as to how an American will get hold of a song like Wogb3 J3k3 in Ga and then have an interest with it.”

“Jah Mikal entertainment is an establishment that has people who are in love with our continent but particularly with Ghana. Because Jah Mikal’s presence spans over 25 years in Ghana,” he stated.

Richard Mofe Damijo, Linda Ikeji, Djimon Hounsou & Others For CAX WKND In Kigali

Ace Nigerian actor and politician Richard Mofe-Damijo popularly known as RMD, highly celebrated Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji and Hollywood actor Djimon Hounsou have been confirmed to speak at the upcoming Creative African Exchange (CAX) conference in Kigali, Rwanda January 16.

Other speakers include Prof. Benedict Oramah President of Afreximbank, representatives of the African Development Bank and senior government officials responsible for culture and the creative economy.

Award winning Nigerian musician D’Banj and several other high-profile musicians are scheduled to perform.

CAX which is Africa’s first continental summit dedicated to promoting exchange within the creative and cultural industry will host most of Africa’s biggest names in the creative industry.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Shesha Fest: African Animation Debuts On Cartoon Network’s !

Finally, here on your screens, Cartoon Network will unveil the three Cartoon Network Africa shorts produced in Africa as part of their Shesha Fest, an on-air stunt in January 2020 as a special gift for its viewers.

From Saturday, 11 January, at 3:15pm and repeating on 12 January at 4:10pm on DStv channel 301, it’s Africa’s time to shine as viewers get to see, for the first time, a melting pot of highly innovative shorts, produced around the globe as well as in Africa!

You can immerse yourself in a wonderful blend of unlikely characters, facing unexpected, hilarious situations in typical Cartoon Network style! All this energy and adrenaline is just what the doctor ordered for the New Year! Shesha, and don’t miss out on some remarkable, and funny, African storytelling as part of the first Shesha Fest with Ridwaan Moshood’s Garbage Boy and Trash Can (Nigeria), Andrew Phillips’ Intergalactic Ice-cream (South Africa), and Mark Kinuthia’s Majitu (Kenya)!

Let’s Celebrate Our Little Wins In 2020 - TV Host Pricilla Banks Urges Women

2019 has been a great year for me full of new experiences and lessons. I remember in the month of August I had the chance to work with muse Africa as a TV Presenter.

I had to host the show Muse Chic (a show dedicated to girls)

Muse Chic opened the door to understanding how important it is to believe in ones self as a young woman. The show provides from music to fashion tips down to celebrating women in general.

I say it opened the door because I was schooling ( Accra technical university)at the same time working at MuseAfrica it’s wasn’t easy for me but I was willingly to take up the challenge .

This is my story and reason why I say let’s celebrate our little wins.

There were days I have to film my show and I had class at the same time.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Top Designers Brought Innovation To Fashion Connect Africa 2019 Run Way

The holiday season wasn't all about music shows and Concerts but also about fashion extravaganza on the runway.

The much anticipated Super fashion event Fashion Connect Africa 2019 brought a never seen before style and innovation to the African fashion runway and showcased amazing collections from some of Africa’s best designers.

Indeed the designers have proven to the enthusiastic crowd at the event including former First Lady Her Excellency Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings that Africa is one of the world’s most exciting fashion destinations.

Among them were Chocolate Clothing, Atto Tetteh, Alleluia, Afro Mod, Clatural, David Tlale, Emmy Kasbit and Akinko Lifestyle, all of whom received applauds for their works on the runway.

The rest include Beam Bold, Duaba Serwaa, House Paon, Eugene D'wise, Jayjay, and ANKV among others.

The 2019 Fashion Connect Africa was held on Monday December 30 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra with international model Victoria Michaels as the brand ambassador.


Leading Ghanaian free-to-air television platform, TV3, has emerged as the number one television station in Ghana in the 2019 GeoPoll ranking. 

According to the ranking, TV3 dominated the Ghanaian television industry from January to December 2019 in both urban and rural demographic cohorts within the survey age of 15 years to 45+ years, averaging 12.58% of the total 17 million estimated TV population corresponding to 2,144,588 impressions.

UTV overtook Adom TV for the second spot at the end of 2019 recording an average share of 11.25%. This average audience share year-to-date (YTD) is the true measure of the performance of a particular channel, other than the individual weekly shares.  At the end of December 2019, TV3 topped the monthly performance recording an average share of 14.34% equivalent to 2,444,626 impressions.

UTV and Adom TV maintained their second and third spots garnering an average share of 13.89% and 10.42% respectively. The dominance of TV3 of the month is anchored on high performance on key dayparts including morning (12.41%), afternoon (12.32%) and core prime (13.38%).

TV3 Network Limited is a subsidiary of Media General, Ghana’s leading media company which owns and operates some of the industry’s largest and most diversified businesses spanning television, radio, digital media and productions.

Friday, January 3, 2020

The Creative Africa Exchange To Draw Thousands Of African Creatives To Kigali

Thousands of participants from over 68 countries within Africa and beyond are pacing their boots to take part in the inaugural Creative Africa Exchange (CAX) Weekend which kickstarts in Kigali January 16

The event which has been describing as Africa’s first continental summit dedicated to promoting exchange within the creative and cultural industry will host most of Africa’s biggest names in the creative industry.

The three-day event will feature about 250 exhibitors, including some of Africa’s leading talents.

CAX is being organised by Times Multimedia (TMM) and sponsored by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and other partners,

CAX Weekend is the opening act of a series of activities planned under the CAX Programme which seeks to bring together African creative talents from the music, arts, design, fashion, literature, publishing, film and television sectors.