Wednesday, August 21, 2019

ENTERTAINMENT MOGUL AND TALENT INVESTOR APPOINTED AS THE CEO OF MISS GHANA UK FOUNDATION

Following discussions and broader consultations, the directors and stakeholders of Miss Ghana UK are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Ed Edinkrah as the CEO of the foundation. 

The new and first CEO, with immeasurable credentials and accolades, is now part of the executive team which runs the foundation’s activities. Mr Ed Edinkrah will be involved in all executive matters and have a full oversight of the foundation and other related subsidiaries.

The Miss Ghana UK brand has been in existence for over two decades and has been running a charitable foundation which was established to officially continue its not-for-profit duty to the deprived in society. 

The Miss Ghana UK Foundation was launched 16 years ago and has been registered to operate as a non-governmental organisation to expand its contribution to the betterment of deprived Ghanaians locally and internationally.

Ed Edinkrah ,who has served in various capacities in the arts, culture and entertainment industry and has over fifteen years of experience (locally and internationally), was singled out due to his professionalism, philanthropy, transparency, accountability and his respect for equitability . He has contributed generously to the activities of the Miss Ghana UK brand “as well as the foundation” before his appointment.

The entire body of the organization undoubtedly deem him fit for purpose.  Upon accepting this position, Mr. Edinkrah mentioned how humbling it is to be in a position that assists in helping, giving hope, and contributing to the deprived in our communities. He expressed his gratitude to the directors and stakeholders and promised to perform his duties to the best of his ability. He also mentioned that his intentions are to:

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

FNB AND DISNEY AFRICA ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION TO BRING A SERIES OF LIVE EVENTS TO SOUTH AFRICA

FNB and Disney Africa have announced a collaboration to bring a series of family-oriented Disney LIVE events over the course of the next year to South African audiences.  As part of this, FNB customers will have access to a special pre-sale ticket purchasing window, as well as access to specials and surprise perks.

The first of these events will be Disney’s The Lion King LIVE In Concert that will play to Gauteng audiences this festive season.

In The Lion King LIVE In Concert, the all-new Disney film that was released last month in cinemas, will come to life on an epic scale as it’s screened and accompanied LIVE by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. The action, adventure and wild excitement of the 2019 film will be coming to The Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria on the 10th, 11th and 12th of December this year, in a perfectly synchronised live orchestral performance.

This unique family entertainment experience will combine the screening of Disney’s The Lion King directed by Jon Favreau with the epic live orchestral performance of Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning composer Hans Zimmer’s original motion picture soundtrack that also features South African legend Lebo M.

Selly Galley To Host "Adonko Fufu Party" On 25th August

Ghanaian TV host, model, and actress Selorm Galley Fiawoo Popularly called Selly Galley will be hosting a section of Ghanaian personalities and the public at a private residence on 25th August to A Sellybrators Adonko Fufu Party.

The Fufu party which will be free for all attendees is Selly Galley’s way of promoting one of Ghana’s most popular foods.

According to the actress, patrons will be given very delicious fufu meals and also use the opportunity socialize with celebrities and have fun.

The party is expected to be exciting as key personalities including her husband Big J Cartel, also known as Praye Tietia, from the popular hiplife Praye group, co-MC for the occasion Peter Ritchie , Kobbie Rana and others have been seen spreading the free fufu information.

In a social media post sighted by Cypress Ghana, the actress posted that it is free for all and everyone is welcome to the event.

'Decision To Take Down Many Indigenous Banks Is Not Right' - Oscar Yao Doe

Ghanaian business mogul King Oscar Yao Doe who is the President and Executive Chairman of Doscar Group, has voiced his opinion on the recent decision taken by the Bank of Ghana to revoke the licenses of some indigenous Savings & Loans banks in the country.

He challenged the President, Nana Akufo Addo, the Ghana Parliament and other key stakeholders to rise to the occasion and arrest the situation to avoid future economic jeopard because according him the decision not made with the interest of the nation at heart.

Oscar Yao Doe expresses his opinion and shares his experience as a successful Ghanaian businessman: 

"The Destruction of Indigenous Banks,Local Businesses,Well To Do Individual Ghanaian Business Owners ( Dr Ndoum Family , Duffuors Family, Kofi Amoaben Family, Ato Essien Family, The Awuah Darko Family Etc.) They Say We Should Fear ! Fear Who? Fear What? Really!

As A Corporate Executive & Business Owner,Father Of Community, I Came To The Conclusion That Everybody Has Their Own Hidden Interest in Every Situation and This Are Classically A Human Nature, It's Hiding in Everyone Including Myself, Therefore Any Leader To Succeed You Have To Ask Critical Questions Before You Arrive at Decision, If You Make Your Decisions Based on The Opinion of Other People They Will Mislead You To Make Wrong Decisions, And You Can Even Be Trapped By Making Your Friends Enemies Yours.

1.Example: The President Rely On The Opinion Of FMR Energy Minister Hon Boakye Agyarko To Make Decision on The AMERI Deal Which Went Wrong: Reading The Document Carefully and Asking Critical Questions Could Have Aided The President To Have Clarity on The Matter.

KMJ TO HOST INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT

The iYES Foundation in Collaboration With The National Youth Authority presents the most anticipated Youth Summit on the events calendar in Ghana.

The International Youth Empowerment Summit (iYES) is scheduled to happen on 21st to 23rd August 2019 at the National Theatre in Accra, with morning and evening sessions starting at 8:30 am and 5:30 pm daily.

As the date for the event is fast approaching, organizers have settled on Ghana’s finest and talented television and radio host from the Multimedia Group, KMJ, as official host for iYES  2019.
At the time of going to press, KMJ mentioned that as a youth, he appreciates this awesome opportunity to impact his audience as host for this life changing Summit.

Popularly known as Kpekpo Maxwell Justice, KMJ, is poised at delivering his best to support the initiative and be an exemplary budding youth in the broadcasting industry.

With over eight years of practicing as a television and radio host, KMJ promises to host iYES with top notch professionalism as he shares the platform with seasoned and honorable personalities.

BBNaija: Team Cruisetopia Make Nomination List

The battle to stay one more week in the Big Brother Naija ‘Pepper Dem’ house continued Monday night with the nomination challenge between the housemates of Team Cruisetopia and Team Icons.

Having grouped the housemates into two teams two weeks ago, the nomination process is now a challenge format with the losing team automatically having all its members up for possible eviction.

This week’s nomination challenge involved each team member filling ten silver cups to the brim one at a time with a colored liquid substance contained in a bucket. The big twist was that they had to fill the cups with spoons whilst going through obstacles Biggie had lined up for them. 

At the end of the challenge, members of Team Icon emerged winners leaving members of Team Cruisetopia all up for possible eviction. However, Esther who is this week’s Head of House has the immunity privilege and thus exempted from nomination.

Elozonam who won this week’s veto power was asked to save someone from the nominated team and replace with someone on his team. He saved Venita and put up Frodd in her place.

Empire FM’s ‘FAMILY PICNIC’ Scheduled For August 31

The much-anticipated biggest family party to ever come to the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis is scheduled to take place on August 31, 2019, at the Takoradi Sports Club.

Dubbed ‘FAMILY PICNIC’, the event is powered by Empire FM in Takoradi and this year’s event promises to be much better than its previous editions. 

The event is proudly sponsored by Toyota Ghana, superior quality and supported by Waste 360 and Eribel Creatives.

The event seeks to bring together families and friends from all walks of life as they will share meals, drinks and also participate in several fun games.

And the exciting thing is that for a cool GHC 20, a family of five (5) is sorted.

The Aurum Institute Ghana, Africa Matters To Launch Youth In Health

The Aurum Institute Ghana in collaboration with Africa Matters in South Africa will be launching its maiden youth inclined Health Networking Event in Ghana dubbed “YOUTH IN HEALTH”. 

This event will be taking place on Thursday, 15th, August 2019, at Christ the King (Maria hall) opposite the Flagstaff House, from 5pm - 9pm.

The Aurum institute a Ghanaian based South Africa not for profit organisation with operational forecast of being the leading public health organization fighting Epidemics, TB and HIV among others in its jurisdiction and contributing to Africa's  goal of fighting against infectious diseases through its core values of integrity, excellence, team work and innovation, while impacting Africa's public health and the Global pandemic fight against infectious diseases.

Albert Acheampong ; The Man Behind ‘Footprint TV’

For many years, Ghanaian television was dominated by magazine shows that were heavily tilted towards the ‘secular’ domain, with gospel getting just a little of the attention. All that changed 10 years ago when a fully-fledged Christian entertainment show was introduced into the fray – Footprint TV!

Footprint TV, has not only survived the 10 year period in quiet a tumultuous industry but has remarkably elevated the state of broadcasting gospel programming and events. It has brought a high level of allure and attention to the gospel frontier.

Albert Acheampong - a humble, soft-spoken and enterprising young entrepreneur is the brain behind the innovative and groundbreaking Footprint TV.

As a magazine programme that covers all gospel-related events, Footprint TV, aside elevating the coverage of such events and bringing the gospel closer to ordinary Ghanaians, it also, most importantly, instilled quality in the organization of gospel events.

The ingenuity of Albert and his team allowed them to parlay the success they chalked on television into making Footprint TV such a formidable brand by creating flagship events that have become successful while standing the test of time.

In a spate of 10 years, Albert is almost forming a conglomerate, having the ‘Poolside Party’, an event that brings together thousands of Christian youth to the pool to share the word of God and enjoy quality ministrations from top-notch gospel stars. The event has been graced by the likes of Joe Mettle, Celestine Donkor, Cwesi Oteng, Francis Amo, Gifty Adorye and many others.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Joe & Enkay Evicted From The “Pepper Dem” BBNaija House

Double Evictions are here again as Joe & Enkay have been evicted from the Big Brother Naija “Pepper dem” house. Joe & Enkay who were evicted on Sunday 2019 are the Ninth & Tenth housemates to leave during the live Sunday night show.

The two faced possible eviction alongside “The Icons” Tacha, Ike, Elozonam, Cindy, Frodd, Khafi, and Omashola after losing the nomination challenge to “Cruisetopia” on Monday.

Earlier in the week, Seyi emerged winner of the Head of House challenge for the second week in a row, while Diane who won the Veto Power Holder challenge saved Sir Dee and replaced him with Joe.

On Sunday night, The BBNaija live eviction show featured an energetic performance from Nigerian rapper/singer, Lil Kesh who entertained the audience with his hit single ‘Efejoku’, and his other hit single ‘Shele Gangan’ and “Flenjo” whilst DJ Humility thrilled the crowd with hits back to back.

Ogunsanya Sponsors Lagos State Inter-Club Boxing Challenge Begins

Chairman, GOtv Boxing and Patron, Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of  Mr. Adewunmi Ogunsanya (SAN), has announced his sponsorship of the Lagos State Inter-Club Boxing Challenge, which off today at the Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba, Lagos, and end on Thursday.

The tourney, which is in its maiden edition, will feature about 150 senior male and female boxers across weight categories drawn from boxing clubs in the state.

Organised by the Lagos State Sports Commission in conjunction with the Lagos State Boxing Association, the tournament aims to discover talented boxers ahead of the 20th National Sports Festival billed to hold in Edo State in April 2020.

Flykite Productions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, explained that Ogunsanya’s decision to sponsor the tourney is in recognition of the contribution of amateur boxing to the growth of professional boxing in Nigeria.

Shatta Wale Leads The Pack As Storm Reigns Concert Train Hits Cape Coast

Awarding winning Ghanaian dancehall artiste Shatta Wale, together with Fante rap god; Kofi Kinaata, Tee Phlow and Patapaa are set to thrill thousands of music lovers with a musical concert in Cape Coast.

The concert, dubbed “Storm Reigns”, is scheduled to take place on 6 September, 2019 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium. The “Storm Reigns” Cape Coast Edition is the second in the series of musical concerts organised as part of Shatta Wale’s “Reign Album” tour of regional capitals.

The concert also forms part of activities to climax this year’s Cape Coast ‘Fetu Afahye’ celebration.

Shatta Wale together with other billed artistes are expected to thrill patrons with electrifying performances. The Dancehall King is expected to perform songs like “Kakai”, “I know my level”,” Gringo”, “Melissa”, “Hold It”, “Always” among others.

Billed to assist performance are Orkortor Perry, Jay P, Kojo Vypa, Muller Palmer amongst others.

Storm Reigns concert is a series of musical concerts organised by Global Media Alliance (GMA) and Kasapreko Ghana Limited, producers of Storm Energy Drink in collaboration with its brand ambassador, Shatta Wale.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Whats Going On Here? Ubi Franklin Calls Alex Ekubo Out On Instagram

Triple MG boss Franklin and actor, Alex Ekubo seems to be heading to a war ground after they had an issue on Instagram.

Trouble started when Ubi shared a post on his Instagram page yesterday asking his followers not to listen to some motivational speakers who paint entrepreneurship or owning a business as something so easy. According to him, not everyone will be an entrepreneur.

Alex felt uncomfortable with Ubi’s post and left a comment. He accused Ubi of being the forerunner of such motivational speeches. Ubi owns a chain of businesses. In his comment which he has since deleted, Alex wrote,

”Ubi na you gon gon be the pilot of the flight, awon inspire to desire, to perspire”.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

'Why BoG's Decision To Take Down Many Indigenous Banks Is Not Right' - Oscar Doe

Doscar Group Chairman, Oscar Yao Doe (King Oscar) has yet again voiced his opinion on the recent decision taken by the Bank of Ghana to revoke the licenses of some indigenous Savings & Loans banks in the country. 

He challenged the President, Nana Akufo Addo, the Ghana Parliament and other key stakeholders to rise to the occasion and arrest the situation to avoid future economic jeopardy.

Read his statement below..

My opinion on this subject is not new. I have said several times drectly to the President, H.E @nakufoaddo @rakufoaddo and at my meetings With KPMG & Nii Amanor-Dodoo. So, it's not new. Maybe I mm writing publicly for posterity to judge.

And please, this opinion has nothing to do with my displeasure towards KPMG, Nii AMANOR-DODOO & BOG concerning my own dealings with them. No Mix-ups, my mind is always clear, (because) I am very large in my reasoning.

The reasons why I believe BoG's decision to take down many indigenous banks is not right are as follows:

#BBNaija: I Want To Be Evicted From The House — Khafi

Big Brother Naija season 4 housemate, Khafi, on Friday night said she would like to be evicted on Sunday because she is tired of the house.

It all started when Biggie gifted the housemates alcohol after the Friday night arena game.

Khafi, who is up for eviction this week, was upset after a rift with Jackie.

But when it arrived, Jackie argued that the drinks were for the Cruisetopia team.

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