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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Idris Alba (Derek) and Beyoncé Knowles (Sharon) star as a happily married husband and wife, until a bombshell intern at Derek's firm threatens to tear their world apart. She sees Derek's friendly gestures as sexual advances and turns into a deadly stalker who will stop at nothing for a place in his bed. Discover how far she'll go to get the guy in Obsessed on Tuesday, 27 June at 20:00 CAT on Kwesé Movies 1 (Ch 115).

PHOTOS: FK Records Embraces Afrobeat Singer Kelvyn

Ghana/UK – based FK Records in collaboration with FK Media House happily announce the exclusive worldwide signing of singer, songwriter, and live performer, Kelvin Brown (artiste name: Kelvyn).

Kelvyn will be joining inspiring singer/songwriter, RC, as part of FK Record’s outstanding team of artists.

FK Records has just inked a five-album deal with Kelvyn and is set to release his debut single titled ‘Me and U’ in the next few days.

With vocals that “cut through to the soul” and his ever vibrant flow, combining raw talent and amazing stage craft, Kelvyn is set to take Africa and the world by storm. FK Records will handle all distribution, sales and label services for Kelyvn.

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HAJIA4REAL Marks Birthday With New Images

Ghanaian socialite and entrepreneur, Hajia4Real, is celebrating her birthday today, Monday 26th June 2016, a day which coincides with the Eid Mubarak celebrations by Muslims around the world! 

Being a dedicated Muslim herself, Hajia4Real describes it as “a double blessing for myself, my family, and everyone connected to me from Allah, the giver of life and of everything in this world. We are destined for greatness and we will definitely get there.”

Born Mona Faiz Montrage, she is the Chief Executive Office of LVC Entertainment, a New York based event management company with operations in Ghana. LVC Entertainment organized the successful “Global Wave Party”, the official end of year party at the Soho Bar in December 2016.

Back To The Park With The Hague African Festival With Kyekyeku As Headliner!

The Hague Summer and The Hague African Festival (THAF) belong together. For the ninth time in a row, enthusiasts of African and related sounds can enjoy the festival. On July 16th, THAF will go back to the roots to The Hague Zuiderpark!

THAF moves from the Spuiplein to the place where it all began nine years ago. The atmospheric Zuiderpark Theater is the place to be for the festival this year. The beautiful, green forest and watery surroundings of the Zuiderpark serve as natural picture frame for an ideal experience for young and old.

As in the past, this year The Hague African Festival will feature a special program with musical talents, with old, known and exciting new bands from all over the world:

** Ebou Gaye Mada is a sabar player and rapper from Gambia. As a member of the well-known Gaye and Mbye family of Banjul, he combines traditional sabar music with his rich experience with world music: from mbalax to kaseko, and from reggae to jazz. Together with his band Boka Halat, Ebou performs vibrant performances full of positive energy.

BBC’s Global Beats Catches Up With M.anifest In France

The BBC’s global beats program caught up with rapper M.anifest in the French Riviera to find out how his participation in the international music market Midem could help him scale up and gain a global following.

Asked on how much backing is available to local artists, M.anifest amusingly quizzed, ‘What is that? Money? Backing? Ghana Music?’

M.anifest also spoke about the importance of the internet throughout his career in helping him build a loyal Ghanaian following and how crucial it might be in his expanding his reach.

NSS To Offer Capacity- Building Workshops For All 2017/2018 Service Persons

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is collaborating with the Africa Internship Academy (AIA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Google Ghana through its Digital Skills Training Partner Wineloya, to organize a 3-day 'Work Integrated Learning Program’ for national service personnel in all ten (10) regions of the country. It is under the sponsorship of Vodafone Ghana and Ecobank Ghana.

The 3-day programme is designed to offer participants the opportunity to learn through digital skills, interactive discussions and personal reflections on how to uncover the persons they are.

 The Scheme aims at helping participants through the programme, to develop their understanding of what is possible with the use of digital tools in their businesses and/or their careers.

NEW FACE OF GHOne TV’s News PATRICK KWABENA STEPHENSON

Patrick Kwabena Stephenson is an economic consultant with almost a decade of experience in economic, financial, and public policy analysis.

Having graduated as an Accounting major from the Bachelor of Science in Administration programme from the University of Ghana Business School - where he served as the President of the student body, he subsequently trained at the post-graduate level as a development economics and finance professional from the same institution and the Chartered Institute of Development Finance based in South Africa.

His interest in development of Ghana and Africa pushed him into the public policy circles, where he critically subjects policies to rigorous tests for consistency, value for money, sustainability and impact on beneficiaries.

With interests in private enterprise development, innovation, economic and public policy, civic engagement, youth development, empowerment of women and minority groups, he brings to bare the skill of critical inquiry in the major socio-economic developments.

His experience includes consulting for institutions in the financial industry, multilateral and bilateral development space, and multinational risk & research institutions, across a wide range of themes such as strategy, resource governance, policy evaluation, industry analysis, community development assessment, trade facilitation and regional integration among others.

The desire to see the youth properly engaged within the public policy and governance discourse, without losing sight of the experience other stakeholders bring to bare impelled him to actively contribute to public policy and governance debates and conversations, through which he has become an model to many.

VINYWAJI A COCKTAIL FESTIVAL HITS ACCRA

The first annual Vinywaji Spirits & Cocktail festival, to be held at the Cencor Venue,Dzorwulu, on 2nd September 2017, is the largest Spirits & Cocktail festival in the country.

Samples of top shelf cocktails from both small batch and big name distillers, and tastes from local restaurants top chefs demonstrating their style and skill will be available for you to enjoy.

WHAT IS VINYWAJI?

“Vinywaji” is THE major spirits and cocktail extravaganza that annually celebrates African spirits, wine, beers, cocktails and bitters.The goal of the Vinywaji spirits and cocktail festival is to advance the industry and all that it encompasses via industry exposure, product innovation and a good time filled with entertainment and great fun.

Rush Energy Ghana Dance Awards 2017 Main Event Set For July 9

All is set for the Rush Energy Ghana Dance Awards (REGDA) 2017 main event - as professionals in the country's dance industry girds up for possible honour(s) - in connection with their immense contribution, particularly, to the art.

In its first edition, the REGDA 2017 which will be graced by key players in Ghana's art & entertainment industry, will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the National Theatre in Accra.

The much-anticipated night will also have the red carpet event which will be hosted by the ever-gorgeous Dede Martey at 7.00pm before the main event starts at exactly 8.00pm.

There will be performances from the likes of Shidaa Cultural Troupe, 4 Bent, Kyses Studios, Humble Stars, One Ghana Dance Crew and more.

The main event will be hosted by ace Ghanaian TV presenter and a lover of dance Kwesi Dope of Spider Lee Entertainment (SET TV) while DJ Asante will take control of the turntables - to dish out some ideal songs to mark the ceremony.

Tickets are selling for Ghc30 (economy), Ghc50 (regular), Ghc80 (VIP) and Ghc100 (VVIP). Ticket sale points include the Silverbird Cinemas (in Accra Mall and Westhills Mall), Airport Shell, Baatsonaa Total, as well as Frankies and Koala in Osu.

Photos : Peace Hyde Tours Africa’s Largest Oil Refinery With Aliko Dangote

Africa’s leading media personality and Forbes Africa correspondent, Peace Hyde was amongst a handful of special delegates to be given a personal tour of Africa’s largest oil refinery by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote.

The $12 billion Dangote Oil Refinery will be 40% larger than the current largest refinery which only has a capacity of 450, 000 barrels per day. 

The plant will also house Africa’s largest urea plant with a capacity of 3 million tons per annum as well as 1,100kms of sub sea pipeline infrastructure to handle 3 billion SCF of gas per day which will be produced for commercial use.

The multiple award winning correspondent who also hosts the successful Forbes Africa My Worst Day show which has seen her sit down with Africa’s billionaires including Aliko Dangote and Africa’s richest woman Folorunsho Alakija, was part of a special group who were given a personal tour of the refinery by Dangote which is set to open in 2019.

Monday, June 26, 2017

GCGT SEASON 7 CROWNS ESTHER BENYEOGO AS WINNER

On Saturday 24th June 2017, Esther Benyeogo the 19 year-old singer was crowned Season 7 winner of God’s Children Great Talent during a live television broadcast of the grand finale at Eko Convention Centre.  She received the show’s grand prize of a 250 million naira management contract, 10 million naira cash and a brand new Kia Rio.

The winner’s prize was presented by Senior Pastor at RCCG City of David Parish, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, Chairperson, GCGT Board of Trustees, Pastor (Mrs) Siju Iluyomade, Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank and Founder of The How Foundation, Dr. Herbert Wigwe.

Esther Benyeogo beat 9 other finalists, Joseph Odi, Damilare Bafunso, Anderson Peter, Deborah Oladipupo, Olawonuola Kehinde, Sophia Albert, Goodluck Enoch, Nengi Jaja and Emmanuel Osahor in a keenly contested final that saw a display of exceptional showmanship on stage.

Photo: Ofori Amponsah Laid Late Dad To Rest

Ghanaian Highlife singer Ofori Amponsah has finally laid his late dad to rest at the Bompata in the Asante Akyim district in the Eastern Region.

The late Johnson Ofori aka Agya Amponsah, died at the age of 89 years after short illness.

A burial ceremony was organised at Ofori Amponsah’s Dad house on Saturday 26th June 2017.

Popularly known in showbiz as Pastor Alewa, the singer entertained present patrons at his dad funeral. 

Present at the burial were legendary, Amakye Dede, Chief and Manager of Ofori Amponsah Ashes.

Mr. All4Real revealed that his fans should wait for something spectacular from him.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

USA Dancehall Act Jah Shanti In Ghana Ahead Of Album Release

Ghanaian born US based dancehall sensation Jah Shanti has finally arrived in Ghana with the aim of promoting his brand as a musician.

The young singer has been in the states for 5years,  doing pro music since 2014. Jah Shanti's ability to introduce the realities of life into his lyrics is quite superb as he combines well with local language, english, pidgin and patoa.

The African music business in Chicago is on the rise, African americans and the caucasians are beginning to like my kind of music ": He Revealed.

Jah Shanti has unleashed a tally of 7singles to his credit and 4 features. The artiste unveiled in an interview in Ghana that he is  working on a 6 song set EP dubbed " We Jamming"  which is due for release soon .

The dancehall crooner's debut single featured the likes of  Reezon, Risen and Mobeatz. He has rocked big shows like; Samini Live in Chicago, Mreazi Live in Chicago, BurnaBoy Live in Chicago and has headlined most college reggae concerts such as the university of Illinois annual reggae concert 2years in a row, Indiana University African Night 2017 and recently  headlined his own concert "Koming to Amerika"

Jah Shanti says his love for good music is being influenced by legends like Bob Marley and that made him like people who started dancehall in Ghana like zap mallet, samini, yogi doggy, and terry bonchaka.

NOMINEES FOR 2017 GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS AFRICA ANNOUNCED

NMJ Ghana, organisers of the Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA), have announced nominees for the 2017 edition of the awards at an event held at the Ibis Styles Hotel in Accra last Thursday June 22nd 2017. 

In an address before the announcement of the list, the Director of the Golden Movie Awards Africa, Mimi Andani commended the jury led by Ghanaian veteran actress Grace Omaboe for a great work done. 

“The work given to the jury had been done and that it is time to let the public know which movies as well as actors and actresses will be nominated for which category,” she said.

“It has been almost a month of very careful and great well done by the jury and they have come out with a list of nominees that we would like to share with the public.”

Danilo Acquisto To Host Win A Home Competition Series On Afternoon Express

Win a Home, South Africa’s favourite interior design reality TV competition is back for a fourth season brought to you by Private Property. Hosted by SABC3 talk show Afternoon Express viewers can watch Win a Home in its dedicated Friday timeslot between 4pm and 5pm starting in July 2017.

Danilo Acquisto has been named as the host of the show, alongside fellow hosts Jeannie D and Bonnie Mbuli. The Afternoon Express presenter and radio host is thrilled at the opportunity to host the iconic show.

''The home is a sanctuary. It's a place you want to come back to after a long day and know that you can kick back and be welcomed. Putting effort and time into your living spaces can be the difference between being rested and being drained, being happy and being sad. 

Sometimes we're just unconscious  of the impact spaces can have on us and hence why I'm so excited to be embarking on another season of Win a Home as the host - I get to inspire people and their homes ensuring that everyone has a beautifully safe space to recharge. I am also excited to explore all the biggest trends and to uncover some young talented designers as we go through the highs and lows of the project. I am honoured to be giving away the biggest prize on SA TV. I get to change a life forever. That excites me beyond measure'' Said Danilo


This year Win a Home will double the reality, double the fun and double the drama with the introduction of Design Duos! Contestants will be competing in pairs for the title of the country’s best emerging interior designers. Three perfect pairings were chosen from amongst dozens of entries: couples, siblings, best friends and families – who entered for the chance to decorate three homes on the Eye of Africa luxury golf and residential estate south of Johannesburg.

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