The Ignite Series produced by education not for profit, Aim Higher Africa is an edutainment program with a focus on sharing tips to success by young entrepreneurs from across Africa.
Aim Higher Africa aims to inspire a new generation of young entrepreneurs to create businesses that enrich their local communities by providing a medium where peer-to-peer learning takes place. This episode features Kafui Danku founder, ABC Pictures.
The movie businesses can be a challenging terrain. When all the glitz and glamour of the movie premier fades away, reality sets in and the pressure begins to create the next blockbuster movie, which will out do the previous one.
For Kafui Danku, founder of ABC Pictures, a motion picture production business focused on churning out quality scripted programming, the only way to stay ahead of the competition is by out doing yourself and never relying on past glories.
Call it her birthday gift to the world or perhaps a very crazy thing to do but believe it or not, this is how Actress/Singer/Model – Tina Destiny Dziedzorm known in showbiz as J JORM, decided to celebrate birthday.
J. Jorm celebrated her birthday on Wednesday November 23 and she shared some hot photos one after the other throughout the day on social media. Her photos have attracted mixed reactions with some condemning her for over exposing herself with others praising her and admiring her body.
But in all this, J. Jorm is unperturbed because to her, she is just being herself.
Dziedzorm has being doing music about 3 years now and released her first single in 2013. She has released 5 singles so far hoping to bounce back stronger in 2017.
When it comes to acting, J. Jorm has worked with actress/Film Maker Juliet Asante when she featured in the award winning “Silver Rain” movie acted in other movies such as “The last school pool party, Bisexual Wife, What My Husband Doesn’t Know” and worked with other respect Directors.
Modeling has always been part of her journey even though she hasn’t graced any major runway yet, because she is more of a Photo Model. She has done several professional photo shoot for mostly African Print Designers like a Randawemah, Kounati Clothing etc.
Checkout her birthday photos below: Watch her music video below:
Renowned Broadcaster and Feminist Gifty Anti has vowed not to make any public statement about her relationship with former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kuffour.
Rumour had it that news anchor and media personality, Gifty Anti once dated ex Prez Kuffour. Well, Gifty Anti has times without number tried to explain to all and sundry that nothing of a sort happened between her and Prez Kuffour but it seemed critics are still doubting her claims.
In an interview with Hitz FM, when asked about whether she once had something to do with Prez Kuffour, she said,
“I’m tired of answering questions with regards to whether or not Prez Kuffour had something to do with me. I’ve advised myself never to answer questions like that. The man has really worked hard, let’s allow the man to have his own peace.”
She continued, “I’m now married to the swagalious and a handsome husband who is a chief. I’m not answering those questions again. I’m happily married now and that’s it.”
Gifty Anti right there making it known that she’s tired of answering questions with regards to whether she had gone out with ex. Prez Kuffour or not.
Pretty actress Jessica Williams has released some eye catching pictures just for your viewing pleasure.
Jessica Williams is famous for roles in TV series such as Living With Trisha, Charade, Table of Men, and The Storm.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Boateng, emerging Ghanaian actress Jessica Williams has starred in popular TV series such as Living With Trisha and Charade. She has also featured in Rape Case, Prince Sam, among other movies.
She also appeared in he video for Bisa KDei’s Odo Carpenter and featured for commercials including CocaCola, Yazz, and Fiesta Condoms.
Jessica is also known for her 2015 statement about not going nude in movies even for a Hollywood movie or $1 million and she recently described celebrities who have endorsed the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) as “Stomach Politicians”.
It seems we will be seeing quite a number of familiar faces on the new TV Africa. Just recently, Stacy Amoateng left TV3 for TV Africa and the latest to join the folks there is Viasat 1’s Patrice Amegashie.
Patrice who until today co-hosted Viasat 1’s This Morning show told Showbiz last Friday that he has left Viasat 1 and will start working at TV Africa from today, November 28.
While there he will be the Head of Programmes as well as do on air stuff. He will also do a few other things aimed at protecting the station as well as see to the business development of TV Africa.
Having been at Viasat 1 since 2012, Patrice said he left for TV Africa because he has new challenges, “I moved on basically because I have new opportunities, new challenges. I love challenges so once the opportunity brought itself, I embraced it, people should watch out for the new TV Africa” he said.
According to Patrice, he felt stale at Viasat 1 though he picked up a lot of experiences, “People don’t appreciate the qualities you have to push the brand to a certain position and project the image of the station.
“After gathering all that experience, one would have thought that you will be made to feel a part of the growth of the station. While at Viasat, I did my Masters in Media Management but nobody was putting me to the test. I believe in challenges so it does not feel good if I am not being challenged, he said.
Elaborating on his stay at Viasat 1, Patrice said he was grateful to God for the experience he has gathered, “I thank God for putting me at Viasat 1, I learnt a lot. There are fantastic people at Viasat 1 but God knows best.”
Talking of fantastic people, probably one that readily comes to mind is his co-host on This Morning, Kokui Selormey. Patrice said breaking the news of his departure to her was not easy considering that the two gel so well.
“I broke the news to her in pieces, I knew I was going to hurt her and hurting her is hurting myself. I thank God for people like Kokui.
”It was like leaving a part of me. I had to think through it, pray over it and talk to a lot of people. It was tough and I am hoping that she will join me at TV Africa,” he said.
“In all of this I believe in prayer. I believe in God and I thank Him for the opportunity at Viasat 1 and all those who gave me advice and were supportive of me.
“I would like to say thanks to Kokui, Anita Erskine, Nana Ekua Adubea Obeng, Ama K Abebrese, Charlotte Gustavson, Laeticia, Levern Engel, Glenn, the most fantastic producer/director I’ve ever worked with, Norbert the chief driver, my fans (the Jigwe Family) as well as those who didn’t believe in me,” he added.
Top Model Victoria Michaels has continued her winning streak by adding yet another prize to her award collection.
The international Model was over the weekend recognized as the Overall Model of the year at the Ghana Models Awards 2016 held at the Accra Conference Center. It’s an annual award ceremony that celebrates model’s with evidence of outstanding work in Ghana .
The Multiple Award Winning Model was honored for her hard work, dedication and professionalism as a model. The organizers of the award went further to say that Victoria Michaels has shown unusual versatility through her work on both the runway and her commercial commitments.
Recall that few Months ago Victoria won the prestigious Glitz Africa Model of the year and also went on to win the Afroma Commercial Model of the year award among so many other laurels.
The Super Model has been an inspiration to many young people through her exceptional craft and innovation both as a style icon and a model.
Speaking after been announced the winner of the biggest award for the night, Victoria has this to say-“It’s refreshing to be here tonight not particularly for this award but rather to support a platform that is contributing to the growth of an evolving fashion industry here in Ghana.
Speaking further Victoria has this to say to all upcoming and aspiring models to believe that there’s a spot light for everyone and with hard work, determination and consistency, you will shine bright like a diamond when the opportunity comes. Be courageous, challenge yourself take calculated risks and never let anyone say – you can’t because you can”.
Ghana Movie Awards 2016 nominees cocktail party came off successfully on Saturday November 26 at East Legon in Accra.
It was a classy night out with bloggers, media personnel and celebrities to the premises of Zylofon Media opposite the Mensvic Grand Hotel – East Legon to initiate the 7th Ghana Movie Awards with a nominees’ cocktail party! This year saw a change in hands of sponsorship and organization as Zylofon Media takes over this year’s Movie award.
The event took place in a colorful atmosphere with soothing music and mixes from DJ YOGA, and lot of food to grasp to.
Some of the celebrities spoted at the stars cocktail night included; Toosweet Annan, Samuel Bravo, Christabel Ekeh, Fella Makafui, Kalybos, Akorfa Edjeani Asiedu, Fred Nuamah, Jessica Williams, Henry Adofo, Elikim Kumordzie – the tailor, Moesha Boduong and many others represented and likewise graced the red carpet! MCs for the night; the ever dazzling Berla Mundi and Hogan; the comedian. The media personnel and bloggers also came in their numbers; Monte Oz, Nkonkonsa, Ameyaw Debrah, GhKwaku and several others.
ZYLOFON Media is a dynamic media enterprise that seeks to produce indigenous artists and art works that would fit universal standards. These would cover a broad spectrum of the Creative Arts industry, in music.
It would span from Hi & Hip life, Jazz, Contemporary Christian music, dancehall, Reggae, Rock and so on, whereas the movie productions would mirror every aspect of global socio-cultural, economic and political phases, worthy of our lenses to be subject to our editorial policy in our bid to inform, educate and entertain. The company already has established ties with various artists in the industry, and plans to search for new artists to market and produce.
Actress Moesha Babiinoti Boduong, has been unveiled as the brand ambassador for a new stretch marks product called V-Mark.
Moesha has grown from a girl into a woman whose body curves, sane men can’t keep their rampaging eyes off.
The actress, who is popularly known for her controversially and confidently showing off her curvy body, has chosen has the face new beauty production strictly clearing stretch marks from any skin type.
In the coming months Moesha’s face would be used as on giants billboards, posters, Television commercials across the country advising the product both on mainstream media and social media.
Obviously excited Moesha confirm this to her fans on social posted:
“Yes I have been waist training and I have been doing this for more than three years and I can boldly say that, I have not regretted” she once said.
Moesha has also rubbished claims by some people who think she deliberately appears provocative and sexually suggestive to attract men. “I do not do it for men, no, I do it because it brings out my curves and makes me sexy. I feel good in it. It also helps me in controlling my diet,”she noted.
“I love to wear tight clothes, I love to wear crop tops that will show my stomach, I love my body and I love to flaunt it so that is it, not because I want the attention of men,”
Moesha Boduong is a graduate of the University of Ghana, Legon, where she studied Theatre Arts. Some of the movies she has featured in include; Die With Me, Blood line, Yvonne’s Tears, Hostage, Vultures of Horror, The Last Part and Mysterious Girls.
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Yvonne Nelson agrees with her colleague actress Bibi Bright that the movie industry is gradually dying.
The actress cum movie producer in a chat with MzGee on Hitz FM gave many factors she consider as killing the Ghanaian movie industry. Naming the causes, she mentioned piracy as a major factor contributing to the slow growing of the movie industry.
To her, movie makers obtained money in return for labour from CD sales years back but the continued illegal production of movies in recent times make producers run at a loss.
She pleaded with government to construct theaters in each region to help movie makers showcase their works. Miss Nelson after making the plea quickly added that she believes government does not respect entertainers in the country so her request will not be taken seriously.
The “If Tomorrow Never Comes” actress opined that government would listen to the needs of footballers and give deaf ears to that of entertainers in the country but both are equally working hard to project the image of Ghana.
“The whole industry is slow. The problem now is piracy because the DVD market is gone. Producers used to get their returns from CDs and DVDs but that is no more so you can imagine the pain.
If government can build cinemas in all regions for us it will really help. If that is done you can release a movie today and somebody in Tamale can also watch it same time with someone in Accra.
There are so many things they can do for us but I believe we don’t have that respect or they don’t respect us as much.
They would rather pay attention to footballers than we actors and musicians but we sell Ghana. A lot of people know Ghana through the music and movies we produce from here. People did not know Ghana but because of our music and movies, Caribbeans know of us. How can they focus on football and forget us? Are we just thinking it’s all about football? It is very wrong” Yvonne Nelson told MzGee.
Beautiful and versatile Ghanaian screen diva Nana Ama McBrown has finally started a charity project which is very dear to her heart.
After researching and leaning more about the deadly Cholera disease which is claiming the lives of millions of Africans, McBrown has hit the road with the McBrown Against Cholera Campaign first public interaction and education on the disease.
Her First stop was at the Madina Central Market in Accra, where she gathered thousands of people including market women, hawkers, head potters, and people in the street to entertain them and speak to them about the causes of Cholera and how it can be prevented.
The “I Do” actress used entertainment to send her message across to sink easily into the minds of the thousands gathered there. She appeared in a mobile toilet box in a dramatic way to attract the attention of everybody around and also advertise an affordable movable toilet box for deprived communities to use instead waiting for the government to provide toilet facilities.
According to Nana Ama, one of the major causes of Cholera especially in Ghana is open defecation . “So I have introduced very portable and affordable mobile toilet facility for communities with inadequate toilet and places where place of convince is virtually non-existent, to prevent open defecation and stop the spreading the disease”.
She demonstrated how the mobile toilet facility is used and repeated the need for them stop open defecation and climaxed it all with the performance of the McBrown Against Cholera Campaign song titled “Cholera” by McBrown herself featuring Rapper Strongman.
Present to support the actress were; Singer Wutah Afriyie, Actor Papa Nii and officials of GAMA. She had one on one interaction with the crowd and took pictures with her fans. Next stop for her campaign will be announced in due course.
The McBrown Against Cholera Campaign is in partnership with Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) Sanitation and Water Project for Ghana.