Saturday, March 23, 2019

BBNaija : DStv, GOtv Subscribers Can Vote Online for One More Housemate

MultiChoice Nigeria has announced the commencement of online voting for its BBNaija online auditions, which held from 25th to 27th February. Contestants were expected to record a two-minute video of themselves stating why they should be picked to become housemates in this year’s Big Brother Naija.

The online auditions were an unprecedented move by MultiChoice Nigeria and a way of giving voice to the audience, giving them the power to vote a Housemate into the House.

Ten contestants were selected from the online auditions and the voting portal (https://africamagic.dstv.com/show/big-brother-nigeria/audition) opened on Thursday and DStv and GOtv subscribers can vote daily for the personality they would like to see in the house from March 21 - March 31 2019.

Voting is open to only active DStv and GOtv subscribers and official voting rules apply. Subscribers may vote in 10 voting round(s) across the Voting Period. Voting rounds are open from 9am to 11pm on March 21 and from midnight to 11pm from March 22nd to March 31st.

Kwesi Arthur Has My Style – Lazee

Swedish born Ghanaian artiste and Chief Executive Officer of Timeless music, Mawuli Kwabla Morton Kulego known in the music space as Lazee has praised young Ghanaian BET nominee Kwesi Arthur’s style of music as unique.

According to the Swedish Grammy nominee, he will choose Kwesi Arthur over any artiste in Ghana because “I think our two styles would fit together. I’m a big fan of his music.” He said.

In an interview with the artiste who is based in Sweden, his plan in the music industry is to inspire, motivate the youth to be themselves and be better. Lazee whose father was a DJ, grew up influenced by music. He chose to do rap because; he said “I felt that was my attitude at the time and something I could relate to.”

Sharing his experience as a black guy doing urban music in a white dominated country he said, “Doing urban music in a white dominated country isn’t easy but, I had no choice but to believe in myself because no one else could see my vision. It hasn’t been smooth, it’s all self motivation.”

He has worked with Raekwon (Wu Tang), Sean Kingston, Krayzie Bone (Bone Thugs N) Harmony, Swedish House Mafia, Prince of 4x4 and has over 500 tracks.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Ikeja Golf Club Captain’s Day: Men’s Competition Tees Off

The men’s competitions marking the Ikeja Golf Club Captain’s Day holds today at the club grounds located at the Ikeja Government Reservation Area (GRA) in Lagos. Today, golfers with Handicap 18 – 30 will be in action, while those with Handicap 0 – 17 will play tomorrow.

The men’s competitions are part of the week-long activities in celebration of the end of the tenure of Club captain, Mr. Bola Temowo, who was elected captain in March 2018. The celebration will climax with at which prizes will be presented.

The Ikeja Golf Club Captain’s Day kicked off on Monday with the Caddies and Staff competition and continued on Tuesday with the Professionals and the Veterans’ tourney. On Wednesday the ladies took the course, while a Special Kitty held yesterday.

Temowo, the outgoing captain thanked all members of the club for their support during his captaincy.

Video: Watch Nana Aba Anamoah And Funny Face Rant About Oral Care

Media celebrity Nana Aba Anamoah and the Children President Funny Face have taken to their social media platforms to complain about oral care ahead of World Oral Health Day, led by Pepsodent in Ghana.

They took to their twitter pages to post a video about how they brush twice a day for a fresh breathe and good smile.

Other users joined the conversation and shared their view on oral health care. Since the conversation started, the hashtags #BrushBrush #BrushDayandNight and #WOHD19 have been trending for some days now.

The Children’s President, talked about the benefits of brushing twice daily and how that prevent cavities in children. He called on parents to help their children take care of their teeth to prevent cavities and tooth decay.

Carol Ofori Receives Liberty Radio Award Nomination

Radio and TV personality, Carol Ofori, has received a Best Weekend Radio Show nomination with the prestigious annual Liberty Radio Awards for her East Coast Radio Top 40 show.

“I’ve been running this radio race for a long time… Since 2001 when I started on Campus Radio. It’s been a hard, fun and crazy journey and I’m honoured to receive this nomination as a first time entrant,” expresses Carol Ofori.

Carol Ofori is the voice to some of the most important conversations currently; from music with her Top 40 Chart Show on East Coast Radio, to parenting with her talk series on SABC 2, Raising Babies, and as a seasoned voice over artist, Carol Ofori is also the voice to many of South Africa’s most loved brands.

Follow Carol Ofori to see why she is deserving of her Best Weekend Radio Show nomination and to follow her journey of nearly two decades behind the mic.

KobbySalm & Kingzkid Write History In Ghana Gospel Music With “UNCOMMON EP”

Two Of Africa’s finest Christian Hip-hop Artists, KobbySalm & Kingzkid write history with their uncommon ep project as the first ever Christian/Gospel artists in Ghana to work on a joint project. Reasons best known to gospel artists in Ghana this kind of collaboration is very uncommon therefore their announcement surprised most people.

The Uncommon Ep which was released on the 20th March 2019 and inspired by the verse 1 Peter Chapter 2:9 has three unique songs titled Overdose, Assurance and Sing Your Praise Produced By three (3) of Ghana’s finest Producers Mikemillz, JumpOff And Vacs respectively.

The Much Anticipated Ep Has The Official Video Of Overdose Directed By Kemist Gold Out On Youtube And The Whole Ep On All Digital Platforms.

MultiChoice Talent Factory Portal Launched

MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), MultiChoice Africa’s flagship Pan-African shared-value initiative is thrilled to announce the launch of the MTF Portal on www.multichoicetalentfactory.com!

The online portal is the third touchpoint of the initiative following the launch of three regional MTF Academies (in West, East and Southern Africa), a 12-month film training programme aimed at upskilling the next generation of passionate young film creatives launched in October 2018 and the MTF Masterclasses launched in January this year to upskill industry professionals.

The interactive online portal is aimed at profiling and connecting Africa’s industry creatives and bringing pan-African talent and opportunities together in one place. The digital portal will allow filmmakers across the continent to network, find talent and showcase their work.

Access to the portal is through registration on www.multichoicetalentfactory.com which will serve as an authoritative source of industry news, supported by MultiChoice’s long-standing position of being Africa’s leading storyteller. Users of the portal – up-and-coming talent and industry professionals – can also network with each other, connect and collaborate. The MTF Portal will also provide information on the MTF Academies and Masterclasses.

NIS 25th Anniversary: GOtv, SuperSport Win Big For MultiChoice Nigeria

Frontline Digital Terrestrial Television service, GOtv, and SuperSport, the leading sports promoter and broadcaster on the DStv and GOtv platforms, have won big at the 25th anniversary celebration of the National Institute for Sports(NIS).

While GOtv emerged the Outstanding Grassroots Sports Programme Television Station 2019, SuperSport won in two categories as Outstanding Sports Promoting Television Station of the Decade (2019) and the Outstanding Television Sports Programme of the Decade. MultiChoice Nigeria also emerged the Outstanding Sports Promoting Company of the Decade.

While receiving the awards on behalf of MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice, said the awards are in recognition of MultiChoice’s effort in delivering the best content across its various platforms. He added that the company remains committed to providing quality services for its subscribers.

THE SUPREME BUSINESS EXECUTIVE MASTERCLASS

The way consumers engage with brands changes constantly and it’s important that companies keep up. Marketing drives how messages are communicated to consumers and is key to fuelling a company’s growth.

A research conducted by Global Mentorship Network in 2017/2018 indicated only 7 percent of companies in Ghana offer training sessions for their staff each quarter while only 23 percent invested in staff training annually. As a result, many companies are losing out on revenue as employees are not sharpened often to ensure more efficiency.

The Global Mentorship Network is organizing a business master class for executives, entrepreneurs, start ups, students to enable them harness their potential and drive development for their respective organization.

Leading practitioners in the field of sales, client management, marketing, communication and public speaking will be passing on their expertise at the event next month. The event taking place at the Impact Hub, Osu on the 27th of April 2019 provides the opportunity for practitioners of the profession to gain in-depth knowledge of the newest approaches and practices and allow delegates to network with some of the influential names in the above-mentioned fields of career.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Stop Ranting On Social Media & Use Your Time On Something Profitable – George Quaye To Praye

After a series of media allegation from the music group Praye for their exclusion in this year’s nomination, George Quaye has in a reply asked the trio to use their time judiciously than rant on social media.

George Quaye, in a Facebook post, empathizes with the music group on how they would have appreciated a nomination. He, therefore, advised Praye to channel their energies into writing good songs to cement their comeback than calling the VGMA fake.

The statement reads;

Dear Praye (Choirmaster Honeho (PrayeHoneho), Cartel BigJPraye and PrayeTintin)

“All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive.” -Yann Martel, Life of Pi

I can feel your pain guys. From every indication, you really would have appreciated a nomination and I deeply respect that. Though many may take your rants, trolls, and jabs at the scheme negatively, I want to thank you for it. Those who really don’t give a damn about the scheme are silent because really, they couldn’t be bothered.

Shatta Wale Named As Opening Act For 3Music Awards 2019

It’ll be unprecedented – he’ll emerge in the shadows of himself and starring at a teeming crowd of nearly ten thousand fans. The color-changing spotlight will be turned on to reveal a swanky-looking Dancehall superstar.

Curtains will be drawn as lights go up and Shatta Wale will take a gallant walk across the stage as stunning visual effects and eye-catching projections display behind him.

This is the 2019 3Music Awards grand finale – and this will be Shatta Wale opening his first major concert – and throwing down a gauntlet to every other artist on the bill.

The 2nd annual 3Music Awards comes off next weekend (Saturday, 30th March, 2019) in spectacular fashion with over 15 top-of-the-line performances expected to go down as organizers have announced the best movers and shakers of the music industry as headline acts for this year’s ceremony.

Boomplay Announces Licensing Deal With Warner Music

Boomplay, the largest music streaming and download service in Africa, has signed a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music to bring the record company’s diverse global roster of music to the region.

The terms of the partnership allow Boomplay to distribute Warner Music’s extensive catalogue of more than one million songs to its community of listeners in ten countries; Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The deal will provide Warner Music’s artists with direct access and exposure to Boomplay’s millions of users in the region, while bringing Boomplay one step closer to its goal of bringing all music from around the world to Africa.

Joe He, CEO of Boomplay, says: “Major deals with internationally recognized partners such as Warner Music continue to push us closer to our aim of building the largest and the most reliable online music distribution platform in Africa.  We want every music lover in the region to be able to access any song or video, anytime and wherever they are.  We are looking forward to a successful partnership and business continuation with WMG in what are truly exciting times for the African Music Industry.’

Vodafone Ghana Rolls Out Unique 4G LTE Service

Vodafone Ghana has officially launched its 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) service – a unique and innovative technology that represents the next stage of the mobile data revolution.

It is designed to work efficiently than any other before it; allowing customers to experience fast speeds, high-end network quality, faster downloads and uploads. The LTE technology operates in the 2x5MHz frequency block in the 800MHz band as stipulated in the licence conditions agreed between Vodafone and the National Communications Authority (NCA) last December.

Even ahead of commercial deployment on March 19, 2019, customers of the telecoms company are in expectant mood of a major service boost to their experience on the network. Vodafone is rolling out the service on the back of a reliable network and strong global expertise in deploying new technology across its major markets in the world.

Launching the event, Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said: “Vodafone’s 4G launch is a timely moment for the industry. Customers and stakeholders will experience great speed, reliability and stability. Government, as a thirty percent shareholder, is truly excited about this. Moving forward, we will always ensure that the telecoms sector is properly regulated with the relevant policies and initiatives that only seek to enhance the sector and engender healthy competition.”

See Images : Unilever Launches 2019 World Oral Health Day

Fast moving consumer goods company;  Unilever Ghana Limited has launched World Oral Health Day on March 16, 2019 ahead of the substantive March 20 day at the Lodge Tavern opposite the Peduase Lodge with a health walk and dental screening exercise.

Participants carried placards with inscriptions such as “Adopt Good Oral Hygiene Habit”, “Adopt Good Oral Care Habits like Brushing Day and Night”, and “Healthy Mouth Allows you to Smile” among many others.

The health walk for Unilever employees and all stakeholders of the company started from Ayi Mensah and was climaxed with an aerobic session at Peduase.

Mrs Cynthia Hiram Yaro, the Internal Communications Manager of Unilever Ghana, in an interview after the walk said the company each year sets a day aside to inculcate the habit of brushing one’s teeth day and night.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Pepsodent Takes "Brush Day And Night" Campaign To School Kids In Tema

Unilever Ghana, manufacturers of Pepsodent, today, educated kids at the Star School in Tema on good oral hygiene.

In a campaign dubbed: "Brush Day and Night", it forms part of activities marking the 2019 World Oral Health Day which falls on March 20th.

The children were taken through the various effective ways of brushing the teeth as well as the frequency of doing it day and night.

Speaking on the essence of this campaign, the Category Manager for Oralcare at Unilever Ghana, Patience Oforiwaa Mpereh said: "Brushing twice ever day and night is a simple yet effective way to prevent cavaties and related oral issues."

"Too many children are missing school days due to oral problems. Thankfully by simply brushing twice every day and night, children can prevent many of these oral issues."

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