Ghanaian UK based duo Reggie N Bollie are still soaring in the ongoing X Factor 2015 and they not leaving anything to chance.
Their families have been strongly behind them all through the X Factor experience, and this week, they decided to bring them on stage.
Reggie’s two sons and Bollie’s step son joined them to do the popular Ghanaian dance Azonto on stage. “It’s such an amazing feeling to have our kids with us on stage”, Reggie said ahead of their performance.
Sunday night’s result show saw the shocking exit of Filipino girl-group, 4th Impact from the X Factor UK music reality TV show. But there was good news for Ghana’s very own Reggie Zippy and Bollie (Reggie ‘N’ Bollie) who advanced to the semi-finals of the competition.
Singing a mash-up of (Whip/Nae Nae) by Silentó selected for them by the public for Jukebox week with Fuse ODG’s Azonto, Reggie N Bollie performed with their characteristic high energy for the jaunty song. It all looked like so much fun that mentor Cheryl couldn’t help get up and join them in an impromptu dance-off.
Their performance in the series looked so much fun that their mentor Cheryl couldn’t help but get up and join them in an impromptu dance-off. Her spontaneous display got some viewers confused, but many thought it was pretty entertaining to see the judge take to the stage.
An unruly fan of Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson has forced her to pour her heart out on how she really feels about people are just interested in disrespecting her personality and whatever she does.
The “Scorned”actress on Monday morning took to her Facebook page to chronicle an unpleasant encounter with a fan at a movie theater.
According to Lydia, the fan walked up to her and despite behaving in an overly familiar way, she tried being civil to him…until he passed a derogatory comment about her weight.
Read Lydia Forson’s experience and rant on Facebook below:
“When I say some people have no boundaries in this country they think I’m exaggerating.
But the truth is a lot of people don’t respect boundaries. If you’re polite or allow people into your space they automatically try to get overly familiar with you , and think it’s ok to speak out of turn.
Last night I went to watch a movie at the mall, and this guy behind the counter screamed my name with authority. You would think we were friends or he was my dad. Usually I don’t mind people calling me in public, it’s always nice to wave and chat with fans when they recognize you. But I think we can all agree that no one like to have their name called like they owe a person.
Anyway so this guy was already irritating me by his attitude but I played it cool.
I’m not a huge fan of fizzy drinks ie sodas etc. And when I do have it I like the coke zero, light or any of the low sugar ones. So I complained to the attendant that I hadn’t seen any of those drinks in a while.
He pointed at sobolo, which I do like and also showed me another version with lemon in it. I love lemonade so I immediately asked for a bottle. From no where this other guy says he’s glad I took the lemon cuz with my size I need it.
Cue “someone’s going to die music” 🎶🎶
Anyway I put on my “you’re gonna have it face ” and asked what made him think he had the right to make that comment?
Clearly he didn’t see what he had done was wrong. So I educated him on boundaries and how he had no right to even be overly friendly with me let alone comment on my size, health or any part of my body.
Again he clearly wasn’t getting it, but see I have a rule, that if someone disrespects you or says something to you that you find offensive, deal with it immediately or you will go home and be thinking about how you could have or would have.
I will check you there and then!!
So in that spirit I asked him how he would feelif I said “you look like you will have a weak di**k, and I think you should drink some joy daddy”.
The look on his face showed my point had sunk in, and if not had made him feel as disrespected as he tried to make me feel.
I knew as I walked away he would probably insult me or cuss me out, but I don’t care much. I was glad to be going to bed with a smile on my face and not feeling put down by anyone.
They will attempt to say I’m rude or that I shouldn’t have reacted at all, but I think a lot of people stupidly think water flows through my veins and not blood. If you’re bold enough to come at me, be bold enough to receive whatever I give you.
If you measure me by a moral compass that you don’t use then you’re brain dead.
Always remember this, having boundaries doesn’t mean you don’t have a right to an opinion, but that you respect that you don’t have the right to impose it on anyone.
*meanwhile Mr. Man what’s it to you kraaa about my size eh? I wasn’t built for you, and the people I was made for don’t have a problem so why should you?
On this note I wish everyone a joy daddy day.. #peaceout”
Bright Bling Sparkles, the only surviving member of Buk Bak fame, has disclosed that he and a former member of VIP, Promzy, will soon team up to release a joint album.
The artiste, according to Hitz FM’s report, was speaking from his US base about speculations that he and Promzy were teaming up.
He mentioned that the two of them have something in common, adding that when they team up “trust me Promzy and I will make great team.”
Buk Bak, known for several hit songs like ‘Klu Brofo’, ‘Akwasi Broni’ and ‘Kolom’, was versatile and rapped in Ga, Twi and Pidgin, and was the first hiplife group in Ghana to make a successful career out of Ga music.
Bright reiterated the good relationship that exists between him and Promzy, stating that it could give him the urge to form a great musical group.
He said, “Look out for the unexpected because Promzy as everybody knows is more or less my brother and irrespective of him not being in a group, I would love to grab that opportunity to do something good with Promzy.”
On why he has been away from the industry, Bright said he has not been able to complete any of the tracks that he and Ronnie were working on before the latter’s sudden demise because he gets emotional whenever he tries to work on them and stops.
“It’s been almost two years since the passing of Ronnie Coaches and it’s been a tough two years of painful memories it’s not been easy for me myself but we’re trying to keep hopes high,” he said.
The ‘Kolom’singer also disclosed that he was working with 4X4 on a new collaboration and would not mind collaborating with other musicians on his upcoming songs.
Born Prince Bright, Bright Bling Sparkles went into hibernation after his partner Ronnie Nii Quainoo, known in showbiz as Ronnie Coaches, died of a heart attack on November 21, 2013 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Promzy also fell out of hiplife music group VIP a year ago and much has not been heard of him since.
Ghanaian Afro-Dancehall artiste Samini has revealed on Peace FM’s “Entertainment Review”, that he wanted telecommunication company MTN to sign his musical rival Shatta Wale.
According to Samini he has always seen Shatta Wale as a great artiste and he took him along almost every opportunity that came his way at that time.
“If you ask George Andah of MTN, former Marketing Manager of MTN, before I even signed the MTN deal, when he asked me who else I was thinking of from my genre in Ghana at the time that can make an impact after me, even way before all this started; ask George Andah the name I mentioned to him. Asked George Andah my manager Tony was there”.
Samini sounded very bitter that a brother he was willing to share any little opportunity with, would come back and spread fabricated stories about him.
“So why would somebody like this then comes back with all these fabricated stories that I don’t like him, I don’t want him to perform on shows, I don’t want him to proper and this and that”.
When host Kwasi Aboagye asked Samini which name he mentioned to George Andah, he said “Oh I don’t want to talk too much all am saying is anybody can ask George Andah which name I mentioned”.
Asked if he mentioned Shatta Wale’s name Samini revealed“Well you say that, because at that time his name was Bandana and Ghanaian remember when I touring Ghana in 2004 I went everywhere with him, he was on the bill”.
Revealing how he first met Bandana now Shatta Wale, Samini said he first met Bandana through Obour, current president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).
“He was Obour’s kid I heard him in the studio, when I was going to feature on Obour’s song and I told Obour that guy was good and Obour said he was he kid. So when I was doing my tour I called Obour to bring his kid on board”.
Samini also revealed that he had wanted to ignore all Shatta Wale said about him, until he (Shatta) insulted his mother, added that his mother suffered high blood pressure because of that.
“My mum’s blood pressure went up because she heard that her son has a beef with someone which nearly caused her life.
“If someone disrespects your mother you wouldn’t take it cool, it is beyond me, he should tell the truth that I offended him and reverse the negative things he said about me,” he posited.
Samini said he heard Shatta Wale apologizing on several media platforms but he would only be cool with him if he apologizes for insulting his mother.
“I will only be cool with him when he apologizes to my mum.”Samini stated adding he has no problem with Shatta Wale so he wants to attend his upcoming Saminifest concert on December 5, he can give him VIP tickets to attend.
The #Kantankaishere fever is spreading like wild fire after the official launch of Kantanka automobiles.
The whole nation is excited and the celebrities have also joined in the excitement. Some celebrities including Singer Kwabena Kwabena, Actors Ekow Smith Asante, Jame Gardner, model / Singer Deborah Venessa among others have been spotted getting a test drive in the Kantanka four wheel drives.
Two models of sports utility vehicles, the Kantanka Omama and the Kantanka Onantefo, were unveiled, together with the Kantanka K71 saloon car at the commissioning of the automobile company earlier this week. The company is expected to increase production by January 2016.
The launch of the Kantanka automobiles was held on November 26, 2015, at the foyer of the Conference Centre (Accra) with major appearances from Amakye Dede,Becca, among others.
Ghanaian actresses Yvonne Nelson, Yvonne Okoro and Joselyn Dumas have been mentioned in the list of top 250 Most Influential Women in the world.
They have been mentioned alongside Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and Melinda Gates among others who are also on the list.
The list was put out by Richtopia.com and it is an automatic algorithm based on social media influence. Richtopia.com takes into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Youtube, LinkedIn and Instagram to arrive at the list.
“Whether you’re a would-be woman-leader or have spent decades being one. You could be less well or skilfully equipped than to read the short biographies of leaders who’ve been through the journey before.
So we’ve compiled a list from top women leaders. It’s a list of influential women at being pro-active,” the website stated.
Yvonne Nelson came up number 113, Joselyn 179 and Yvonne Okoro 189 with Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey placing the first and second positions respectively.
“Honored…humbled to be included in this with these amazing women. 250 most influential women leaders in the world,” Yvonne Nelson said on social media after seeing the list.
Ace award winning Entertainment Journalist William Asiedu has resigned from his position at the Graphic Communications Group.
William who has worked his way to the top at the state owned media organization for over fifteen years now, believes it’s time to move on and take on new challenges.
The affable News Editor made his resignation public on his Instagram page. Willie posted a #throwback picture of EIB CEO Bolaray with the caption below.
“I’m leaving my job at Ghana’s leading media house, Graphic Communications Group, to work with this guy, who has just started a new media enterprise in Ghana. I like his audacity and drive. Watch this space……
Meanwhile, Nkonkonsa.com investigations has revealed that William is moving to the Excellence In Broadcasting (EIB) Group operators of Starr FM, Live FM, Kasapa FM, Ultimate FM, Empire FM, GH One Entertainment Television among other media organizations.
Nkonkonsa.com is also reliably informed that William is going to take the position of the Managing Editor for Daily Heritage a newspaper under the group.
At the time William resigned he was a Night Editors for Daily Graphic. He has also worked with Graphic Showbiz and Mirror all under the Graphic Communications Group.
William is also known for his role as one of the permanent judges for Miss Malaika beauty pageant, and his numerous passionate reports on tourism and beauty pageants in Ghana.