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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Itz Tiffany Set To Drop Audio & Video Of Cotyledon This Friday

Ghanaian Songstress, Tiffany is back to the music scene after taking a short break. The singer in a series of post on Instagram and Twitter has been teasing her fans with her new banger “Cotyledon” which is set to drop on Friday, 20th July, 2018.

The singer who said, “Show me what you know, This be biology class #cotyledon….♠️♠️♠️” is surely taking us back to the biology class to test our knowledge.

Itz tiffany said, “I didn’t come this far just to quit, It only just began…♠️♠️♠️” means she has really put a lot of work in her new tune and is ready to take the music industry by storm.

Universal Music Group Launches Strategic Division In Nigeria With First Marquee Signings Including Stonebwoy & Mr Eazi

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a significant expansion of operations within Western Africa, with the launch of Universal Music Nigeria. This new strategic division, will operate from a new office in Lagos, under the leadership of seasoned music executive Ezegozie Eze Jr., who has been named General Manager of Universal Music Nigeria.

Eze and his team will support artists from Nigeria, Ghana, and Gambia throughout the continent and beyond, utilizing Universal Music Group’s global networks for wider discovery, marketing, promotion and distribution. Eze, has previously held roles at Channel O Television, Empire Mates Entertainment (Banky W & WizKid) and was a founder of Pan-African creative companies, Republic 54, Alore Group, and Duma Collective, brings vital experience in the Nigerian music market. He will report to Sipho Dlamini, MD, Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The label has signed a host of Nigerian-born artists including WurlD, Odunsi (the Engine), Tay Iwar, and Ghanaian-born artists Cina Soul and Stonebwoy. In addition, the label has recently signed marquee deals with acclaimed Banku singer and songwriter Mr Eazi for pan-African releases, co-signed Nigerian artist Tekno in conjunction with Island Records UK and Tanzanian singer and songwriter Vanessa Mdee in conjunction with AfroForce1 Records/Universal Music Central Europe/Universal Music South Africa. These two signings mark the first time UMG labels from the two continents have combined to sign and release African artists gl

Guest Feature: Who Said GOLLYWOOD?


Hollywood – the pinnacle of glam and wealth–the signature of success for anyone in entertainment.

Hollywood in California was once an agricultural village, an independent county/city with Los Angeles as its neighbor.

Filmmakers fleeing from the east coast and Thomas Edison sought a new central filmmaking location; the city of Hollywood was the smart choice. The sun was up long, it’s always sunny in California. The area boasted of varying landscapes, from deserts to mountains and even snow.

Above all, it was close to the Mexican border. If Edison’s men went looking for them for stringent rules and lawsuits, they could easily flee to Mexico and would not be extradited.

The city blossomed into a filmmaking hub and ultimately became known as the center of studio films.

Stop Chilling, Invest In Your Career And Stop Blaming The Government – Minister Tells Creative Arts People

Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Ablema Afeku, has advised players in the entertainment industry to save and invest to avoid any future misfortunes.

According to the minister, celebrities in the creative arts industry must learn how to invest their monies at the very peak of their careers.

She said government can only support few people but it is the duty of every individual to reason up and save for his/her own future.

She was speaking at the funeral of the legendary musician C.K. Mann over the weekend.

See Images : Menzgold Opens London Branch

Ghana’s leading gold dealership firm, Menzgold Ghana Limited, has continued with its global expansion plans and have opened its United Kingdom branch in London last Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Leading figures from some of the world’s powerful commodities trading (commerce), investment banking, insurance, realty and media in the English capital attended the launch in the business district of Mayfair.

Prominent political figures from the United Kingdom and Ghana are also grace the event which was held in the first office of Menzgold in London.

The event, as many have described attracted the glitterati from the African business community as the success story of the firm has taken hold on the continent.

10 Reasons To Celebrate World Emoji Day

First created by Shigetaka Kurita in 1999, the emoji has become a huge part of everyday communication. Whether you love them or hate them, flying dollar bills, applauding hands and rolling eyes are here to stay.

Scientist suggest that the use of emoji’s will help us gain the same satisfaction from digital interactions as we enjoy from personal contact.

Almost two decades later, and we have over 2600 unique emoji’s to perfectly express what we feel, thank you Mr Kurita! Join HMD, the home of Nokia phones as we celebrate World Emoji Day on the 17th of July with these interesting emoji facts:

1.    The most popular emoji used is “Person Shrugging”

2.    The Nokia 3310 was chosen as one of the first 3 “National” emoji’s for Finland… it represents unbreakable!

3.    Ghana’s favourite emoji is the “Face with Tears of Joy”

4.    French is the only language where a 'smiley' does not top the list for its use

FIPAG And Film Crew Association Of Ghana Condemn New Name For Ghana Film Industry, Gollywood

Issues regarding the renaming of the Ghana Movie Industry from Ghallywood to Gollywood seem unending as Creative Arts of Ghana, Film Crew Association of Ghana (FICAG), Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) have all dissociated themselves from the new brand.

In a press statement forwarded to CYPRESS GHANA by all these group clearly indicate that as stakeholders of the movie industry, they were not aware of the rebranding process by Richard Boateng of the Film Directors Guild of Ghana (FDGG).

According to the groups, Mr. Boateng seeks for attention instead of thinking of the development and the well-being of the industry through effective and efficient collective consultation.

Below is FIPAG’s press statement :


17/07/2018

FIPAG DISSOCIATES FROM MR. RICHARD BOATENG AS WELL AS HIS FDGG, GOLLYWOOD, M.O.U. WITH INDIANS AND HIS CLAIM AS A LEADER OF AN APEX BODY IN THE FILM INDUSTRY.

Celebrity Townhall Meeting: “Remain True To Yourself”- Jayso To Presec Students

Award winning TV show Celebrity Fanzone held the second edition of its “Townhall Meeting” at Presbyterian boys Senior High School (Presec), Legon, on Friday the 22nd of June 2018. 

Chantelle Asante and Akosua Hanson, regular hosts of the show played host to celebrity guest Jay-so, and Dr Senyo, a Ghanaian medical doctor.

The guests, both old students of Presec, focused on the theme, “A step into Manhood…Let’s talk grooming” and shared some of their experiences growing up as teenagers and their transition into manhood. They challenged the perception most people have about manhood, arguing that being a man involves more than just having male genitalia. Being a man means “handling your responsibilities,” they told the young students.

The guests elaborated on the biological and psychological factors that affect young boys at their age. They shared their own personal experiences during their stay in Presec and how they managed to overcome those challenges.

100 Sales Reps Engaged By Zylofon Arts Fund For Film Distribution In Accra

Distribution is one of the critical elements of the film industry and for the Ghanaian film industry, that most-important conduit of ensuring that movies get to the consumers has broken down for quite awhile – thereby debilitating the progress of the industry.

Zylofon Arts Fund (ZAF) has a devised a mechanism to revive the distribution model in the film industry, especially for movies it has produced and sponsored in the short spate of time.

According to ZAF, one of the key challenges faced by movie producers is the ability to recoup investment injected into the production of movies in Ghana. With the current national distribution network structure in place, Film Producers would now be able to comfortably improve their bottom line by increasing their revenue from the distribution of their DVDs.

Zylofon Music Label Dominates Ghana Music Awards UK

Aside providing the needed succor and convivial environment for artistes to strive as a label, recognition for the performing artistes is also imperative and thus far since its inception, Zylofon Music has and is still providing all that.

The label came up tops thanks to the nomination of all the artistes on its roster in the 2018 edition of the Ghana Music Awards UK.

Kumi Guitar, Obibini, Joyce Blessing, Becca, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale got nods in the highly anticipated awards in London.

Shatta Wale and Kumi Guitar lead the pack with 4 nominations each with the venerated dancehall act getting recognition in the categories for Artiste of the Year, Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Reggae/Dancehall Song, and Best Video – while the highlife artiste notched nominations in Highlife Song, Highlife Artiste, Best Male Vocalist and Best Music Video.

Who Wins? Obibini Takes On Sarkodie, Pono, Kwesi Arthur & Others For Best Rapper Honour





Previously underrated and heavily slept on, rapper, Obibini is now attracting the attention and recognition that he deserves, considering the effort he’s put in his surging career thus far.

The Zylofon Music-recording artist has garnered a well-deserved nomination in the 2018 edition of the Ghana Music Awards UK for the ‘Best Rapper’ category.

He faces competition from Sarkodie, Strongman, Kwesi Arthur, Yaa Pono, Kwesi Arthur and FlowKing Stone.

There’s no shred of doubt about Obibini’s proficiency as a rapper, having scored high marks for his dexterity in rap – earning him the tag as one of the best rappers in recent times.

Monday, July 16, 2018

LIL WIN SET TO RELEASE THIRD GOSPEL TRACK

Versatile movie personality and musician, Kwadwo Nkansah, known in the entertainment fraternity as Lil Win is set to release his third gospel track titled, 'Ayeyi'.

The hot praise hit from the camp of Wezzy Empire Record label and produced by 925 Musik will "take over the airwaves", Lil Win revealed .

Lil Win features Odarkidi Andy of Mentor fame on the new 'Ayeyi' hit which will be released anytime soon.

'Ayeyi' adds up to Fa Wo Ladder, Nyame Gye Me, all from Lil Win which have been among the greatest gospel hits of all time.

TV Host Anita Owusu Surprises Fan With GHS 3,000 Instead Of Promised GHS 500


Seasoned Television (TV) personality Anita Owusu has awarded a sum of GHS3,000.00 to Samuel Boakye Acheampong, 23 year old University of Cape Coast student from NkawKaw​ who was part of five other winners who partook in Anita’s Father’s Day InstaVoice ​Sweepstakes.

What would you do if you received a phone call telling you that you had won 500 cedis? Samuel Boakye Acheampong, the 23 year old student from NkawKaw who’s pursuing a long distance program with UCC (University of Cape Coast), decided to seize this opportunity.

According to a release copied to CYPRESS GHANA, MCPR Africa, representative of the celebrity stated that “Many people thought this was a scam but Samuel decided to seize this opportunity. He hopped into a trotro and travelled from theEastern Region to Accra, for the first time in his life after being named a winner. He travelled to pick-up the promised 500 cedis prize but walked away with 3,000 cedis instead!.”

The release elaborated that “Samuel arrived thirty minutes early at The Shop Accra in Osu where he would be awarded his prize. He wasthen asked to wait for the five other confirmed winners. Samuel waited and waited, but the other five winnersDID NOT SHOW UP. So in a stunning move, Anita Owusu decided to surprise Samuel by awarding him theentire 3,000 cedis cash prize, which was transferred to him on the spot through mobile money.”

See Images : KOD Covers July Edition Of Events Guide Magazine

Events Guide Magazine has honoured Kofi Okyere Darko, popularly known as KOD, as the cover for its July’s edition.

KOD, who is a well-known radio and television personality and one of the nation’s best Master of Ceremonies has worked in the media for almost two decades, and also the owner of Nineteen57 clothing line and currently hosts ‘the Zone’ on Starr fm is the face of the magazine’s July edition.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony which was held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, on Friday July 13, 2018, Mr Mustapha Hamid, the Minister for Information, said KOD is a versatile personality, who needs to keep his focus and determination as well as continue with his useful social roles.

Mr Kojo Bonsu, the former Mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, hailed KOD for the various social activities he has initiated in the society and urged him to be diligent and continue to take risks in his efforts.

KOD expressed profound gratitude to both the organisers of the event and those who honoured his invitation to be part of this historic event in his life as a media and fashion entrepreneur.

Mr Kelvin Kenneth, the CEO of Events Guide Ghana, said the mission of the magazine is to recognize, acknowledge and honor personalities in Ghana and beyond.

Uganda Is All Set To Receive Magnom & DJ Lord On The 20th Of July

For two years running, the Guvnor Snap-Off has positioned itself to be one of Guvnor’s biggest nights to look forward to every month.

As they celebrate their milestone, the theme night organisers are set to fly in Ghanaian born Joseph Bulley, professionally known as Magnom, a record producer and recording artist, who produces music ranging from Hip-hop, dancehall, and AfroBeats. 

Loved for his major hit “My Baby”, Magnom will be the main act for the 2nd Anniversary of the Guvnor Snap-Off on the 20th of July.

Guvnor Snap Off is known to be a night where a selection of Uganda’s finest DJs show off their skill and treat revellers to the best music vibes with some nights having a surprise musician.

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