Wednesday, November 20, 2019

All You Need To Know About Afro Nation Ticket Sales

Ticket sales for Afro Nation Ghana, Africa’s biggest urban music festival, to be hosted in Accra on the stunning Laboma beach from December 27-30th, continues at selected physical outlets and online. 

Festival-goers are advised to take note of the following ticket categories for their entertainment packed festival experience.

Day Split Tickets

The Day-split ticket is one-day access to the main festival area designed purposely for individuals who would want to have a feel of the event on specific days only.

Selling at GHS 150, the Day Split ticket can be purchased from any of the following six First National Bank branches across the host city Accra; Achimota Mall, Junction Mall, Accra Mall, Accra Financial Center, West Hills Mall, Tema Comm 11 (GIAAN Towers) and Makola.

General Admission Tickets

The standard general admission tickets gives festival- goers four-day access to the main area at the festival grounds and can be purchased only online on the Afro Nation Ghana website at www.afronationghana.com/tickects.

Dhamie Joins Stonebwoy, Quamina MP, DJ Kobo For Live FM ‘Campus Dey Pap’

Fast-rising musician Dhamie has been confirmed to join Dancehall maestro

Stonebwoy, hiplife sensation Quamina MP, Kelvyn Boy, Dope Nation, DJ Lord and Kasapa FM’s DJ Kobo to thrill fans at Live FM’s campus concert ‘campus dey pap’

Other musicians billed to perform at the Accra Technical University show include Guru, Mr Drew, S3fa and Timelezz.

This edition of the weekly concert is dubbed “Skanka” as the ‘Ololo’ hit-maker Stonebwoy is the headline act.

Dhamie has promised to excite patrons with sizzling performances of his two successful singles released this year ‘bless the boy’ and ‘awon boys’ featuring Kwesi Arthur.

The artiste is currently working on his first E.P to be released early next year.

Aftown Music App launches V2 With Music Concert

Ghana’s premier music streaming platform just marked its third year in the business of bringing seamless audio and visual content to its subscribers through its streaming app available for android and IOS.

In just three years, the Ghanaian-based music service has succeeded in being a major part of music consumption culture in Africa, with content from major African artists across the globe; from Angelique Kijo, to Hugh Masekela, Whizkid, Burna Boy, Sarkodie & Stonebwoy; aftown music has become go-to for African inspired content.

After three years of constant improvements they’ve unveiled an upgrade to their app – aftownmusic V 2.0, which is now available on IOS and android. The revamped app comes with offline streaming modes, a new interface, more artists interactions and 24/7 radio feature amongst other exciting features set to roll out between now and January 2020.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Guinness Ghana Launches “Link Up” Promotion To Giveaway GHS1.5 Million Worth Of Airtime

Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC, Ghana’s only total beverage company has today launched another National Consumer Promotion that will see a guaranteed GHS 1.5 million worth of airtime given awayto consumers across the country for their continuous loyalty and support.

Dubbed “Link Up”,the promo will reward consumers with instant airtime worth GHS5.00 which includes a bonus of Ghs2.50 airtime valid for 7 days, after buying any 3 of the selected drinks from the Guinness Ghana portfolio of beverages. The selected beverages are Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Orijin and ABC Golden Lager Beer.

Speaking at the launch, Samuel Dery, Marketing Manager, Stouts, Adult Premium and Non-Alcoholic Drinks (APNADS) and Ready-to-drink (RTD) for Guinness Ghana said:

“Unforgettable nights start with a “Link Up”. Therefore, three of our key beverages have linked up to enable you “Link Up” with your squad. At Guinness Ghana, we want to make the life of our consumers more fun. 

3Music Awards Back With The ‘Power Of 3’ For 2020

After two exciting editions, Ghana’s most refreshing Music Awards event 3Music Awards returns in March 2020.

The third 3Music Awards will cement the scheme’s unique positioning in the entertainment space.

Fresh from a board retreat at the Volta Hotel in Akosombo where new members were coopted and structural changes made, the stage is set for what is expected to be a grand celebration of Ghanaian music and talent.

Leading the drive is the #PowerOf3 campaign, a marketing communication initiative that celebrates the third-year milestone of the event as well as asserts the three major strands that underpins its success and influence.

Organizers 3Music Networks say #3MusicAwards20 will be executed to deliver an enhanced experience across three stands with a focus on THE MUSIC. THE FANS. THE IMPACT. The event they explain, seeks to reward creative arts excellence and social impact.

The 6th Agrofood & Plastprintpack West Africa Trade Show To Begin On December 10 In Accra

The 6th West Africa International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food Processing, Plastics, Printing and Packaging will be held on 10th to 12th December, 2019 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).

This year’s edition of agrofood and plastprintpack West Africa 2019 is all set for growth and will set a record by presenting seven country pavilions from China, Flanders/Belgium, Germany, Morocco, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

Organized by the German trade show specialist fairtrade Messe, the show will be complemented by a high-level conference program on the Food processing value chain, Finance and Packaging.

The show is supported by strong institutions including AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana, DLG German Agricultural Society, Embassies of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey to Ghana, Flanders Investment and Trade, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Hortifresh by the Netherlands Government, Morocco Foodex, Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Turkish Ministry of Trade and Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry.

agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2019 will also be supplemented by a 2-day program full of presentations and conferences, organised jointly by fairtrade Messe and AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana.

BBNaija’s Seyi Awolowo, Daddy Showkey And Other Celebrities Attend The Launch Of New DStv And GOtv Packages in Lagos

On Tuesday, 19th November 2019, MultiChoice Nigeria announced the Launch of 5 New exclusive packages for Nigeria.

From Sunday, 1st December 2019, new and existing subscribers on the DStv & GOtv platforms will experience more entertainment options to choose from with the introduction of these new packages

The introduction of the new packages customized for Nigerians is geared to unlock a new level of entertainment and value for new and existing customers, giving improved choices and a brand new DStv and GOtv experience.

The event which was anchored by media darling IK Osakioduwa, had in attendance several celebrities such as Daddy Showkey, Ibrahim Suleiman and his wife Linda Ejiofor as well as ex-BBNaija housemates, Seyi Awolowo and Khafi among others.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Just In: AFRIMA Releases Line-Up Of Activities For The 2019 Edition

The 6TH AFRIMA which will be held in Lagos, Nigeria this years has released the breakdown of activities. Interested participants an checkout the details below.

Arrival, Media Interviews, Meet & Greet (Nominees Arrival, and a One-day opportunity to reinforce music artistes’ connection with the public in short interviews and press coverage on arrival by local media and bloggers. Some foreign media partners will also participate).

Venue: Muritala Muhammed International Airport + Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Date: Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: All day from 8:00am

Welcome Soiree (A reception in honour of arriving AFRIMA nominees and delegates, African Union officials, members of the International Committee of AFRIMA, international and local media as well as other invited guests).

Venue: The Poolside of Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 6:00pm

If You Don’t Like My Music, You Are A ‘WITCH’ - Vanessa Nice Tells Critics

The Ghanaian music industry has become extremely competitive, especially for many songstresses who have worked very hard to create a space for themselves but can’t seem to make headway.

One of these females is super-talented singer and Dream Wide Entertainment signee Vanessa Nice.

The singer who has 3 successful singles and videos to her name  was on Okay FM’s Friday Late Night Show with Wiafe to talk about her music.

According to the singer, her songs can be used for morning devotion.

When asked about those who don’t love her music, she said sarcastically that anyone who does not like her songs is a “WITCH”, because she makes good music.

“People can use it for morning devotion and anyone that doesn’t love my song is a ‘witch’ because my songs are nice.”

‘Burning Desire’ is nice, ‘Attention’ is nice, ‘All Night Long’ is my favorite. When you hear a good song, you must admit it,” she said.

Glenn Samm: The ‘Walking Artist’ Promoting Indigenous Fashion

FASHION has always been a way for people to express their beliefs and show off their personality.

With the constant evolution of fashion, especially on the African continent, more opportunities have opened up for people to express themselves  in bold and daring designs and one artist who has not shied away from representing and promoting his indigenous African beliefs is Glenn Samuel Semakor, popularly known as GlennSamm.

GlennSamm describes himself as a ‘walking artist’ because he is not someone you can easily ignore on the streets or during art exhibitions and festivals such as ChaleWote where he can be seen adorned in traditional costumes or with unique facial art that depicts his Ewe beliefs and traditions.

His passion to promote indigenous African culture has seen him establish a contemporary African fashion movement called KvngsOfTheNewSchool, an all-inclusive group of models and what he terms as “Afrocentric /Afro futurist-inspired creatives.”

Already, the group is gaining international recognition since it was featured in a BBC documentary after catching the eyes of many patrons at last year’s Afrochella Festival in December with their unique appearance.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

6TH AFRIMA: Sipho Dlamini, Sarah Boulos, Yoel Kenan, Adebisi A. Adedeji, Udochi Muogilim, Obi Okwudili Casmir, Eric Bally, And Others To Speak At The Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS)

It will be a gathering of African and International music Intellects, professionals and enthusiasts at the annual Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) organized as part of lined-up events in celebration of the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA slated for Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Fantasia Hall, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 8:30a.m to 4:30p.m, where discussions on the music business in Africa will be brought to bare.

Discussions will be centered around the topic ‘Music Business in Africa: Connecting Borderless Talents’

A cross-section of leading minds from around the world will connect and interact on global musical issues and topic of trends in the music and culture industry while creating a platform for engaging and networking in an atmosphere where potentials present in the African music industry and ways to harness its socio-economic gains is critically analysed.

On the panel of discussion are some of Africa’s seasoned and accomplished men and women. They include; Sipho Dlamini, who is the Managing Director at Universal Music, South Africa. Sarah Boulos, Chairperson, Society for the Performing Arts, Nigeria. Dr. Obi Okwudili Casmir, President of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN). Seidu Idrissu, West Africa Agents, Sheer Publishing Africa, Ghana.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Jeff Sowa, Kafui Dey & Others To Speak At Jon Germain’s Radio & TV Personality Master Class

Celebrated Ghanaian broadcaster Jon Germain and host of ‘The Zone’ on Starr 103.5 fm will on Thursday November 28 host a Radio/TV personality Master Class for young talents who wish to have a career in broadcasting.

According to Jon, who is spearheading the initiative, though the current generation of media practitioners are doing well, they need to consistently build their capacity.

He disclosed that the desire to see young people excel in the media space motivated him to take initiative.

He also said, “I want to pass on the knowledge I have acquired as a media practitioner for over a decade to the new generation during my master class. In the past before you are given the opportunity to speak on radio or TV, you have to go through training and have a great voice in order to sound awesome and captivating for both listeners and viewers. But in recent times radio presenters do more music than speaking.”

He noted that during the session, all nagging questions about the media landscape  will be answered.

30 Days Till Historic #FillupRoyalBafokeng Signifying Half A Decade Of Fill Up Concerts

Off the back of a successful press conference in Rustenburg, North West yesterday, today officially marks 30 days until the historic #FillupRoyalBafokeng which will signify half a decade of Fill Up concerts which have substantially changed the face of local SA music concerts as we know it.

The Homecoming Edition is a full circle moment for Cassper Nyovest as he brings his Fill Up concert to his home province. Join in on the 30-day countdown and stand a chance of winning 1 of 30 Samsung Galaxy A30s every day until #FillupRoyalBafokeng. Follow the hashtag #GalaxyA30s for more.

Taking place at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Sunday, 15 December 2019, don’t miss out on the historic 5th installment of Cassper Nyovest’s Fill Up concerts.

INSPIRATION AFRICA Represents Ghana’s Newest Conference With A Distinctive Stance

INSPIRATION AFRICA is a conference bringing on stage inspiring thinkers, makers and activists who are shaping the present and future of Ghana and Africa to give a talk about their journeys and innovations on stage. In short, we stand for African Heroes. African Stories. 120 minutes of inspiring talks.

The event is scheduled on November 25th from 10 AM at Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel.

For this edition, six speakers will share their stories and accomplishments:

BOLA RAY, CEO EIB NETWORK & Empire Entertainment, GHANA: the Ghanaian celebrated media personality and entrepreneur will share a unique message extirpated from his book titled “It is Possible”, an autobiography which brings to life the over two decades of his personal story.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Pepsodent Demonstrates Why Every Smile Matters By Completing Surgery For 2 Year Old Boy Living With A Tumor

Two year-old Christian Baah, now has smiles restored to face after undergoing surgery to remove a benign tumor from his mouth, which had swollen and deformed his face. The surgery was facilitated by the Pepsodent toothpaste brand.

Hailing from Mankessim in the Central region, Christian had lived with the benign tumor since turning one. The condition made him unable to smile, often inflicting pain whenever he ate, spoke or breathed. Little Christian could also not socialize as a result of his condition.

The surgery was performed by doctors of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department in Accra. Pepsodent has a long standing relationship with the Ghana Dental Association (GDA), and as part of the brand’s sustainable living agenda, Pepsodent partnered the GDA to undertake this surgical operation.

An elated mother, Salamatu Ansah, shared her joy with Pepsodent for restoring her son’s smile and bringing happiness to her family.

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