Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Guinness Ghana Champions The Progressive Portrayal Of Women In The Media, Advertising And Entertainment Industry

Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC (GGBPLC) has held an expert panel discussion on women representation in the media, advertising, and entertainment industry that sought to drive advocacy on the progressive portrayal of women.

The maiden discussion forms part of the progressive portrayal initiative by Guinness Ghana aimed at working with its key partners to be a driving force in its effort to accelerate and transform the advertising industry to be more representative, progressive, and equal.

Prominent leaders and industry experts in the media, advertising and entertainment industry were brought together to reflect and spark conversations in the country that will avoid negative stereotypes and seek to depict positive and progressive portrayal of women.

The 1 hour 30 minutes session centred around the theme: ‘Progressive Portrayal of women in the media, advertising and entertainment industry’ convened over 500 attendees virtually to join the stimulating discussion.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Sony Music Expresses Deep Condolences To AKA And Nellie Tembe’s Families

The Sony Music Africa Family extends their deepest condolences to revered rapper, AKA, after the tragic loss of his fiancé, Anele (Nellie) Tembe.

Anele and AKA’s family confirmed her passing at the Pepperxlub Hotel in central Cape Town on Sunday.

Managing Director of Sony Music, Sean Watson, said: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of such a young life at such an important juncture. We send our heartfelt condolences to Kiernan and his family as well as those of Anele.”

A source from AKA’s family said that he is surrounded by family and his closest friends.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Camidoh Enlists Eugy Official For 'Available' Remix

Singer Camidoh has recruited UK-based Eugy Official for the remix of his popular 2020 single, 'Available'. It was released on 9 April and is available across all major streaming platforms.

The song, powered by Moves Recordings and Crux Global and released via GB Recz/ Grind Don't Stop, was produced by LayKayBeatz, its accompanying video hemmed by JWillz. It also precedes Camidoh's forthcoming debut full-length LITA.  

'Available' (sometimes referred to as 'TikTok') originally appears on Camidoh's Contingency Plan EP which was released last July, and the artist is optimistic that the update with Eugy Official will consolidate the gains the project has already made while courting for him more international exposure.

On how the collaboration came about, the 'For My Lover' star said: "I met Eugy through my music distribution company, Crux. I was introduced to him one evening. We had a nice chat and decided to make some music. I asked if he could jump on one of my tunes for my album and he gladly obliged."

Africa Movie Academy Awards Organizers Call For Entries For The 2021 Edition

The submissions period for the 17th Edition of the AMA Awards is now open until July 31, 2021. The deadline for early submissions is scheduled for May 31, 2021 while the deadline for late entry is 31st of July 2021. Nominations will be announced on 30th of September 2021, while the event will now hold in November 2021.

Africa Film Academy, organizers of the premier and the most prestigious movie award in Africa is now accepting submissions for the 17th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs). The AMA Awards is widely known throughout the globe for its reputation in rewarding the brilliance of players in the African movie industry.

The Africa Film Academy invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short, animation and documentary works for consideration in nearly 30 film categories of the awards. This submission is opened to only films produced and released between January 2020 and July 31st, 2021 (the last day of submission).

In 2020, the 16th edition of the AMAAs was held virtually due to the ravaging pandemic (COVID-19) and was joined by filmmakers from different part of the world. During the event, Nigeria’s “The Milkmaid” which was directed by Desmond Ovbiagele carted away four awards, winning NFVCB Award for Nigerian Best Film in the process. Haitian-American Actor, Jimmy Jean-Louis won the “Best Actor in a Leading Role” for the role he played in the Denis Cougnaud-produced movie, Desrances.

Nigerian actor, Ramsey Noah also won the award for best actor in a supporting role for his role in “Living in Bondage”, while Faith Fidel won the AMAA 2020 Award for Best Young/Promising Actor. The AMAA 2020 Awards for the Best Film went to the Movie, Milkmaid.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Yaw Tog Named BET Amplified International Artiste Of The Month

Kumerican music sensation of international repute, Yaw Tog, has been named by the Black Entertainment Television as their amplified artiste for the month.

In a tweet, they stated that this announcement is a seal of approval on the next big thing to happen in the music industry.

“BET International is proud to announce @YAWTOG_ as our April “BET Amplified International” Artist of The Month! BET Amplified is our seal of approval on the next big thing in music! Stay tuned to our social accounts to see more of Yaw Tog throughout the month of April!” they tweeted.

Yaw Tog after the release of ‘Sore’, has earned a lot of spurs in the music industry, with some international acts promoting his work on their social media pages.

He recently did a remix of ‘Sore’ and featured British Grime artiste Stormzy.

He’s earned a couple of nominations in the 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards including the Best New Artiste of the Year and Most Popular Song of the Year.

Duke Of Edinburgh, Prince Philip Dies Aged 99

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

Last month, the Duke of Edinburgh left hospital after a month-long stay for treatment.

Prince Philip and the Queen had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Hope Channel Ghana Presents Hope On-Air Music Business Seminar

Hope Channel Ghana presents an On-Air Music Business Seminar, taking place on Hope Channel Ghana on our Satellite platform, Facebook, and YouTube @hopetvgh, 18 – 22nd April 2021, 6:30pm each night.

Speakers for the 5-day event are Rex Omar, Rexford Kyei, Stephen Nasei Boadi, Sadiq Abdulai Abu, Kwame Dadzie and the seminar will be hosted by Steve Boat an Adventist musician.

Hope Channel Ghana is proud to bring you a 5-day On-Air Music Business Seminar live in your homes for the first time this April. The Seminar will provide the platform for understanding the music industrial transformation and how our Christian musicians can take advantage of the digital age.

The topics to be discussed during the 5 day seminar are:

Day 1 – Digital Media and its Advantages

Day 2 – 360 Degree Music Business/Artist Deals

Day 3 – Online Music Exploitation – financial opportunities available to Artistes

Day 4 – Artiste Branding

Day 5 – Why Music Videos Are Still So Important

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

‘INSIDE LIFE’ Movie To Be Premiered On April 10 At Serallio

One of the most captivating movies yet-to-be-released will be premiered on April 10. The movie is dubbed, INSIDE LIFE. The movie will be premiered at Serallio, Osu.

The movie is about four individuals who are on a solo trip and these four people went on the trip to clear their heads.

While on the trip, they got trapped in an AirBnb apartment and this was after one of them got implicated while on their way to the apartment.

The movie’s production credit goes to Horla Manuvor Jnr. Some of the notable names in the movie are Chris Agboka, Gilbert Kweky Dawsey, Cindy Ama Adzrago, Lisa Okyere and introducing, Minna Dablu.

The producer is the brain behind the most prominent web series in Ghana, Whats Up. Movie lovers should anticipate a mega experience as the producer’s previous works are epic.

VGMA22 : Here Are The Top 10 Artistes With Most Nominations

Organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards received over thousand entries after a call was made on the 19th of January. Approximately 6 weeks after the end of Call, nominations were unveiled on tv3 and on social media via charterhouse live. A total of 111 nominees taking their spots in the 215 total nominations.

There were 86 Male nominees and 24 Female nominees without counting group nominees. 97 nominees are Ghanaian and 14 are foreign.  

The nominations were across some 29 Categories with Charterhouse introducing 2 new Categories; EP of the Year and Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste of the Year. VGMA22 has 8 Song Categories, 9 Artiste Categories and 17 others. 28 categories are Ghanaian and 1 International.

The Categories with the most nominations is the Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year with 12 Songs followed by Best Afrobeats/Afropop Song, Best Video and Best New Artiste with 10 nominations each. The Category with the least number of Nominations is Best Group with 4 nominations.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

UBA Is Well-positioned To Benefit From Recovery Trends In 2021 – Tony Elumelu

Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has assured its teeming shareholders and investors of even greater returns in the coming months, with the bank having established a diversified business model that ensures impressive performance even in periods of uncertainty, across its geographical network.

UBA Group Chairman, Tony O. Elumelu, who gave this assurance to shareholders at the 59th Annual General Meeting at the UBA Head Office, on Thursday April 1, 2021, explained that the bank has made strategic decisions that will strengthen its resolve to earn the industry leadership that it has envisioned in Nigeria, Africa and globally.

“We spearheaded strategic investments in our digital banking and technology platforms to further promote self-service banking; we have also focused on enhancing the capabilities of our people through various online capacity development programmes,” Elumelu added, “Our African operations (ex-Nigeria) have contributed approximately 55% of our profits for the year, illustrating that we are truly a pan-African bank.”

To this effort, UBA Ghana contributed 11% of the Group’s Operating Income and 12% of the Group’s profit before tax. UBA Ghana also contributed 9% of the Group’s Profit After Tax.

More Excitement As The Second Round Of the Nigerian Idol Auditions Continues

The judges were once again faced with the difficult task of screening contestants of all ages from all over Nigeria who were competing for a spot to show they have what it takes to be the next Nigerian Idol.

The judges were a lot calmer, but they were also curt, Obi Asika held the contestants to the standard set by those from the previous week. Seyi Shay was a lot relaxed this time; it was DJ Sose who was not having any gimmicks from the contestants.

This week’s contestants gave the judges a tougher time and entertained the viewers, including 19-year-old graphic designer, Omobolaji who preferred to be called Richard but plans to use Emmanuelai as his stage name. There was also 29-year-old Ivan whose rendition of Aerosmith’s classic Don’t Miss A Thing drove DJ Sose under the table.

Another contestant, Fuburata impressed the judges with her rendition of Celine Dion’s Because You Love Me, whilst Rachel was left begging the judges for a second chance to prove herself.

However, all hope was not lost as eight contestants managed to impress the judges.

Gospel Artiste Nsroma Out With ‘Reason’

Rising Gospel Musician and “Adom” hit maker NSROMA (formerly called Boadiwaa) has released yet another touching and inspiring masterpiece “REASON”.

The new single which was released with a carefully conceptualized, well shot and edited video features Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ reigning Male Vocalist of the Year – MOG Music.

“The song talks about finding reasons to praise God in spite of everything that happens in our lives knowing that all things are working together for our good and he will complete the good work he has started in our lives”, Nsroma stated.

The minister credits the inspiration for the song to her personal miraculous encounter with God’s healing power and other experiences of HIS goodness and mercies.

Experiences which ultimately necessitated her change of name and rebranding. She felt she had gotten to a point in her life where she needed a change and one of the things she felt strongly about changing was her name to reflect where the Lord had paced her.

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2021 : Diana Hamilton Grabs 6 Nominations

International Ghanaian UK-based gospel minstrel Diana Antwi Hamilton has received nominations in 6 categories in the forthcoming 22nd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards celebration.

She earned these covetable slots with her latest hit track dubbed ”ADOM’ which literally means GRACE.

The spirit-filled song is currently the biggest gospel song and one of the most popular songs in Ghana.

ADOM has received plausible reviews and has blessed many lives across the world after its release.
Diana Hamilton bagged nominations for the Best Gospel Artiste, Gospel Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Vodafone Most Popular Song, Songwriter of the Year including the biggest category; Artiste of the Year.

Diana Hamilton for the past two years has maintained her spot winning the Gospel Artiste of the year award twice. This year’s win will be a ''hatrick'' for the gospel singer as far as the gospel category is concerned.

She is also to compete for the second time with other top artists including Adina, Medikal, Kidi, Kuami, and Sarkodie for the Artiste Of The Year Category.

Ghana’s Kwame Frimpong Appointed Member Of Africa Hip Hop Awards

One of Ghana's media and content consultants, Kwame Frimpong has been appointed to join the vast experience members of the Africa HipHop Awards (AHA) as Assistant Director of Industry Players for the year 2021.

This was revealed in a Press communication issued on 5th April 2021 by Platinum Events Productions Africa, owners of 'AHA' and a member of the OATS Consultancy.

Africa HipHop Awards which was officially launched in July of 2017 in Zambia, received great endorsement from Africa industry big whips, including; Nigeria's award winning HipHop giant, M.I. Abaga, Ghana's multiple award winning rapper & producer, E.L, Khaligraph Jones, Navio amongst other music and production executives, and received broadcast on many international channels.

About Kwame Frimpong

Kwame Frimpong started his media career in the early 2000s as a Dj from his days on Kumasi Technical University with Radio Lynk, later moved to Accra, where he began as Presenter for online blog, spy360gh, then continued with JMP and took over as drive time host of S24 Radio.

His hardwork and eagerness to learn on the job landed him at Ohene Media (OM Studios), under the mentorship of legendary Director, Abraham Ohene-Djan. He began at OM, a production assistant, learning on the job, producing various award winning TVC, and music videos, then later took over as Host of Fiesta TV's all male talk show 'Manhood'.

Monday, April 5, 2021


Media General’s 3Foundation in partnership with the Apostolic Empowerment Ministries made a donation to the Child Health Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Saturday 3rd April, 2021.

The items donated to the hospital included gloves, sanitizers, hand towels, plaster, liquid soaps, assorted drinks, infant-meter and detergents.

Patients on admission also received toiletries, food items, discuits and other items. In addition, bills of 22 patients for laboratory tests, discharge fees, medication and cost of feeding were paid for by 3Foundation and Apostolic Empowerment Ministries.    

Speaking about the motivation for the presentation, Pastor Selasie Addae of the Apostolic Empowerment Ministries said “we have been donating to this facility for the last eleven years, from the renal, cardiac, oncology to the maternity departments. We support needy families on admission with items and cash amounts to ensure they recover and are given the best treatment possible. This year’s edition is in the same direction with partnership from 3Foundation more especially with the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic”.

TV3 Network's morning show co-host, Cookie Tee, represented 3Foundation. There were other important dignitaries that joined in the presentation.