BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER MUST RESPECT OUR MPs – Oscar Doe

President and Executive Chairman of Eurostar Global Limousine Limited, Mr. Oscar Yao Doe has strongly condemned how the British High Commissioner in Ghana is handling the alleged visa fraud case against four Ghanaian Members of Parliament.

According to the Ghanaian Business Mogul, the British High Commissioner must treat our MPs with respect and follow basis diplomatic rules and stop criminalizing the issue.

“Our MP’S Deserves Respect, Oscar Doe : Ghana News Media Please Do Not Encourage This Nonsense From the British High Commissioner in Ghana! Our MP’s What’s Wrong When An MP Apply Visa For His Family Members? There is No Case of Fraud Here Not There! Did The British High Commission Notified The MPS About the Overstayed Situation of Their Family Members Before Going Public? It’s About Time Ghanaians Stand Firm to Fight The Numerous Nonsense That is Going From Some of Our Development Partners. This Disrespect to Our Honourable Men of Parliament Is Unacceptable. PLEASE GHANA MEDIA IGNORE THIS NONSENSE FROM THE BRITISH HIGH Commissioner to Ghana”.

Mr. Doe also said the British High Commissioner and other Diplomatic entities needs to be Educated about Ghanaian Culture:

“For Example in Ghana Every Member of Parliament takes their whole Constituency members as family and sometimes cater for their Education, health, and others. So our culture needs to be respected by all regardless of your Nationality and that no Diplomatic mission can change our unique culture of bounding together as family”.

Mr. Doe asked how can you cancel a member of Parliament diplomatic passport because his or her family member has overstayed in another country?

Mr. Doe also appeal to the Foreign Minister not to waist her time on discussing the MP’S Diplomatic status because it’s not the fault of the MP’S that their family members overstayed in the UK. He Said Ghanaians are not the first to overstayed their visa duration? Even Americans, British Citizens, European citizens does same and that is not the fault of any person it should be purely the fault of the individuals involved.

“The Commissioner  just feels he can push Ghanaians around because he realized Ghanaians are peace loving people. Our MP’S goes through a lot of pressure in their constituency. They cater for people’s school fees, hospital bills, pocket money, and also request for visa assistance, etc this is nothing new all the MP’S experience same am surprised non has come out to defend their colleagues”, Mr. Oscar Doe emphasized.

He questioned why Ghanaian leaders seat idle and our MPs treated with so much disrespect.

“Can you imagine a Ghana High Commissioner to UK Subjecting Members of the UK Parliament to this kind of humiliation? Where was High Commissioner Jon when multiple British MP’S were involved in a massive spending claim scandals? This issue here is if our MP’s are not perfect we cannot rely on a Foreign diplomat to drag their reputation into the mud whiles prominent Ghanaian leaders seat idle”

The Eurostar Limousine boss also admitted that there was some discrepancies on their visa forms but he insists that, it still does not merits such disrespectful treatment.

“It is possible there could be some discrepancies on their visa forms and if that is the case, it is not a big deal because it could be that the who person filled the form could be the MP’s assistant or secretary. The British High Commissioner has a responsibility to notify the MPs to come and rectify any discrepancies they may have noticed on their visa application. As a veteran travel agent these are normal travel occurrences and it has nothing to do fraud. The fact that they are even Members of Parliament they could have being given the due respect and honour to have notify them to rectify it because they are MPs” .

Below is a copy of the letter from the British High Commissioner to the speaker of Parliament:

Dear Mr Speaker.

The British High Commission (BHC) would like, in confidence, to bring the following matters to your attention, regarding the apparent involvement of three serving MPs and one former MP in visa fraud directly affecting the United Kingdom.

In doing so, we note the powerful words in your impressive inaugural address as Speaker, to the effect that, for Members of Parliament, holding a Diplomatic Passport is both a privilege and responsibility which should not be abused: and that those who abused that trust would be appropriately dealt with.

In that regard:

1. On 11/09/2012, the then Honourable and now former MP for Asunafo South George BOAKYE applied for visas for himself and his 37-year old daughter, Joyce BOAKYE to visit a friend in London for 17 days The visas were granted on 14/09/2012. On 17/01/2013 Joyce BOAKYE travelled to the UK with her Honourable father. Joyce BOAKYE did not leave the UK with her father but remained until 06/01/2017. In other words, she finally returned to Ghana just this month, having been in the UK illegally for over three years, and only then at our strong urging of Mr Boakye to bring her back. Mr Boakye is highly unlikely to be issued any further visas to visit the UK in the next ten years for his role in facilitating his daughter’s travel to the UK, including should he be re-elected to Parliament in a subsequent election.

2. On 27/11/2015 the Honourable MP for Bia East Richard ACHEAMPONG applied for a UK visa using Diplomatic Passport number DX001490. The Hon ACHEAMPONG stated in his application form that he would travel to the UK for a two-week holiday with his “wife” Esther TIWAA. On 10/12/2015 Mr ACHEAMPONG and Ms TIWAA were issued with UK visas. On 24/12/2015 Esther TIWAA travelled to the UK, but alone: the Hon ACHEAMPONG did not accompany her as both his and her visa applications said that he would. She has hot left the UK since that time, and is therefore now there illegally. The Hon ACHEAMPONG did not declare the illegal presence of his wife in the UK until he was challenged with the facts by us on 10/10/2016 He then repeatedly promised me personally that he would bring documentation to prove that Esther TIWAA was, indeed, his wife, but has consistently failed to do so Neither has he been prepared to share any useful information to help us track down Ms TIWAA’s current whereabouts. Should Mr ACHEAMPONG now apply for another UK visa at any point up until 08/12/2025 his previous actions with regard to Esther TIWAA will weigh heavily against his application and he is likely to be refused.

3. On 06/04/2016, the Honourable MP for Asutifi North, Joseph Benhazin DAHAH applied for a UK visa using Diplomatic Passport number DX001459 to go on a two week holiday. The Hon DAHAH slated that he was travelling with his wife Gloria DANSU and his niece Beatrice MENSAH On 11/04/2016 the visas of the Hon DAHAH and Gloria DANSU were issued; the visa of his niece Beatrice MENSAH was refused. On 13/05/2016 the Hon DAHAH applied in another country for a visa to travel to the Republic of Ireland with his wife and daughter. The identity of his wife had changed from Gloria DANSU in the UK application to Ruyling APPAU in the Irish one. More significantly, a birth certificate was submitted showing that Beatrice MENSAH was now his daughter and not his niece as she had been described when applying to visit the UK. The Hon DAHAH’s UK visa was cancelled and a 10-year UK visa ban has been imposed on him. He has been informed of this.

4. On 20/06/2016 the Honourable MP for Ahafo Ano South West, Johnson Kwaku ADU applied for visas for himself, his wife Grace YEBOAH and their 16-year old daughter Emmanuella ADU in order to visit London for a ten day holiday. The Hon ADU applied using Diplomatic Passport number DX002267; all three visas were granted on 07/07/2016. The family of three travelled to the UK on 25/07/2016. The Hon ADU left the UK just two days later on 27/07/2016 leaving behind his wife and child, if that indeed is what they are, who have not left the UK to date and are therefore now illegally resident there. This is in some ways the most serious of the cases outlined in this letter, given the possibility that Hon ADU knowingly facilitated the movement of a minor – who cannot currently be traced – into the United Kingdom. That has been noted with alarm by UK authorities.

The British High Commission considers the actions outlined above to be completely unacceptable. In some cases, these behaviours may arguably be criminal in nature. As already outlined, administrative measures have been taken to ensure that the Honourable members mentioned here will most likely not be granted visas for the UK within the next 10 years. I should add that the Party affiliation of these MPs is, in this context, irrelevant to us: we simply state the facts as we have discovered them.

We are continuing to investigate whether any other current or former MPs have engaged in similar behaviour and will inform you if we discover any further such cases.

Furthermore, the British High Commission has information that points strongly to some of the aforementioned Honourable members having used the same unofficial visa agent (also known as a‘Goro boy’) in their applications, specifically a gentleman called Appiah. We are sure that Mr Speaker shares our view that an institution as respected and vitally important as the Ghanaian Parliament should not be a location where unregistered visa agents approach Honourable Members and act as a conduit for them to participate in visa fraud. The British High Commission will happily cooperate fully with any parliamentary and law enforcement investigation into such agents operating in the vicinity of the Ghanaian Parliament.

Given what has transpired, the British High Commission would request the Ghanaian Parliament to be aware of the following:

a) we will henceforth only entertain and prioritise requests for visas from MPs, if they are made through the parliamentary protocol office who should verify that there is an official, parliamentary reason for the proposed visit;

b) however, MPs wishing to make private visits to the UK or to be accompanied on official visits by non-official relatives must apply online and through our Visa Application Centre at the Movenpick Hotel like any other applicant;

c) could you kindly confirm whether and why it is legitimate for ex-MPs to continue to possess and use diplomatic passports, in some cases for many years after they have ceased to be parliamentarians? In that regard, we would humbly like to ask, Mr Speaker, what procedures are in place to ensure that diplomatic passports are removed forthwith from all those 133 former Members who have just ceased to be MPs?

d) the net effect of such visa fraud by a very few Honourable MPs as outlined in this letter is to raise the bar of suspicion against all such applicants, which is of course regrettably to the huge disadvantage of those very many MPs who do act honourably at all times.

The British High Commission looks forward to a constructive relationship with yourself, your officers and the new Parliament in general and on specific issues, such as the work currently being sponsored by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to bolster Parliament’s research capacities. We hope, at the same time, that measures taken by us all collectively will prevent any repeat of the sort of cases described in this letter. We would warmly welcome your views on the issues raised in this letter, both in regards to the specific cases and generic issues.

I am copying this letter to your Protocol Office, and to the Executive Secretary and Chief-of-Staff to the His Excellency President; and to the Ministers-designate of Foreign Affairs and National Security. We are also circulating this letter widely to other Diplomatic Missions which issue visas in Ghana in the expectation that some of them will consider similar action to ourselves against the above-named individuals.

May I take this opportunity to repeat to you assurances of our very high regard for you and your office; and to wish you, Mr Speaker, every success in your new role. Please be assured of our commitment to collaborate with you, and through you with Parliament, wherever we can usefully be of assistance.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

“WE ARE STILL MARRIED, WE ARE ONLY SEPARATED”- Amanda Insists

Afriyie Acquah and his wife Amanda

Amanda Acquah, wife of Black Stars player Ebenezer Afriyie Acquah has confessed that the scandal that rocked their marriage years ago didn’t tear them up.

According to her, they are separated but not divorced as speculated by a section of the public. An audio of vicious Amanda confessing of having an affair with Black player Jordan Ayew and describing her husband in an ‘unprintable’ manner was leaked years ago.

But speaking on Gh One’s ‘Cheers’ hosted by Nana Aba Anamuah, she indicated that the sex scandal never affected their marriage adding that she loves her husband and he equally loves her.

She said the husband was naive about marriage, saying he didn’t understand the intricacies of marriage. Amanda indicated that she was not perturbed about the scandal and that she concentrated on building their future.

According to her, she didn’t want Ghanaians to point accusing fingers at her when the husband becomes poor after retiring from football.

She indicated that though rich men proposed to her, she never cheated on her husband who she described as her kind of man.

‘Scandal didn’t affect us, we are still married and not divorced, we are only separated. When we married, we didn’t understand marriage, honestly, the truth is when we got married we didn’t really understand the meaning of marriage, especially for him because, I was married before not officially though, I lived with him so I had a bit of maturity and experience but he didn’t, he was very young and I mean he was getting the fame and the money was coming.

I was concentrating on investing in our future, I didn’t want a situation where people will blame me for chopping his money when he retires from football. They will say he took a ‘premani’ girl to chop his money. So I was cautious, I wanted us to enjoy our money after his retirement. We were just joking and my friend recorded me, I knew he recorded it, he kept it for three years. My husband knows that there is no way I will cheat on him. He knows I have been faithful to him, Jordan was way back,’ she explained.

According to her, the lady who leaked the video was bent on breaking their marriage for ‘snatching’ Afriyie from her. She explained that calling her husband ‘monkey’ didn’t mean he is ugly saying its a pet name she has given to him and the husband calls her ‘rat’.

“Its just a term we all use to tease each other, its a game we all play, even Kennedy I used to call him Agama lizard or Tiger because he was very wild, and he too had names he called me,” she said.

Amanda who dated business mogul Kennedy Agyapong popularly called ‘Kenpong’ before marrying Afriyie Acquah is alleged to be dating another business magnate who owns fleet of cars and he has bought her a house.

Source: Ultimatefmonline.com

NANA AMA MCBROWN LEAVES ‘ABEN SHOW’

Beautiful screen goddess Nana Ama Agyeman McBrown has bowed out of the popular “Aben Show” at the time when the show is at its peak.

Viewers of the popular cooking TV show – “Aben Show” would no longer see their favorite host Nana Ama Mcbrown doing her thing with her celebrity guests on the show every Sunday at 4pm on UTV and Nkonkonsa.com has all the gist.

Nkonkonsa.com is reliable informed that screen diva Nana Ama McBrown has said ‘goodbye’ to the ‘Aben Show’ after hosting the show for four seasons. According to our sources, some misunderstanding or miscommunication between host – Nana Ama and Producers of the show led to her exit from the most popular cooking TV show, on TV currently.

However, when Nkonkonsa.com contacted Mcbrown, she confirmed her exit from the show but she denied any speculations of misunderstanding between her and the producers of the show.

“Well, I didn’t want to be the one to say this but let me just clear the rumors ones and for all. It is true I would no longer be the host of the Aben show from the beginning of the new season which will be the fifth season but there is no problem”.

Asked why she is existing the show, the “Madam Mock” actress said:

“I signed a contract with producers to shoot four seasons of the show and we have had four successful seasons but now my time, my plans and my new schedule would not allow me to continue so I didn’t renew my contract. That’s all! there is no problem”.

Nana Ama thanked her fans for supporting her and also thanked producers of the show for giving her the opportunity.

“I want to thank my fans for supporting me on the Aben Show right from day one till now. I thank them for watching, for their comments and for making the show number one. Let me also thank Doreen Heymann who is the Executive Producer of the show and the entire crew for giving me the opportunity to host a TV show for the first time and I must say I really enjoyed the experience”.   

She has assured her fans to expect something bigger and better from her very soon.

Meanwhile, close sources to the Producers of the Aben Show have hinted Nkonkonsa.com that TV Host Babie Dapaah of “Hot Gossip” fame would replace Nana Ama McBrown as new host of the Aben Show.

Source: NKONKONSA.com

GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS AFRICA SCHEDULED FOR JULY 8

Director of the Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA), Ms. Mimi Andani has announced that the 2017 edition of the awards will be held on 8th July 2017 at a venue soon to be announced in Accra.
“We are very delighted about the third anniversary of the awards and we are looking forward to it,” she said. “We have taken the feedback from the previous event in good faith and although we had a great show last year, we intend to even make it greater come July 8th.”

Ms. Andani made the announcement when she addressed journalists and bloggers during the media launch for the event held at the newly established International Students and Guest Centre at Teiman near Abokobi on Tuesday.

She called on filmmakers in Africa who have works produced between 1st January, 2016 and 31st January, 2017 to submit them for consideration in the 2017 edition of the awards.

“The process of the GMAA begins with the opening of entries for filmmakers to submit their works and this year has been no exception,” she said. “Since April 1 we have been asking filmmakers in Africa and the African diaspora to submit their works and thus far we have had encouraging response from across the continent. This will go on until 10th May when entries will close officially.”

She took the media through the procedure for submitting of films for the GMAA as below:

Ø  Visit www.goldenmovieawards.com

Ø  Download the forms

Ø  Fill them out

Ø  Add your 3 DVDs

Ø  Submit through DHL to:

o   NMJ Ghana Office

o   Number 35 Apkorfio street Adentan – Greater Accra – Ghana OR

Ø  Submit online through Vimeo and email us the viewing password through  [email protected]OR

Ø  Call the number on the website for further information

“The scheme is accepting films of all genres and lengths with any official language or subtitled in any official language. All films presented shall be watched by the Selection Committee and a shortlist made based on the awards’ criteria for the consideration of the Grand Jury,” she emphasized.

According to her, the theme chosen for this year’s celebration was “Empowering the African Filmmaker”, because they believe there is the need to empower the African filmmaker in all aspects and that they “shall use the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of the GMAA to do so.”

“As part of empowering the African filmmaker in the 3rd year of the GMAA, we shall give special recognition to three film industry personalities who have contributed immensely to the growth of the African film industry over the years in different roles. These three people who will be selected by our eminent jury would be recognized and rewarded on the night of the main event.”

Ms. Andani also revealed that the scheme would reward those who have been loyal to it over the years. “We shall reward three people who have been part of the audience at all the three Golden Movie Awards Africa events. We have a database of those who have patronized the event over the time that we have been here and three of such people who would be at this year’s event would be heavily rewarded.”

As part of exploiting the 3rd anniversary theme, there would be three ambassadors for the 2017 edition of the GMAA. “We are currently finalizing talks with these ambassadors we have chosen and when all is done we shall announce their names,” Ms. Andani told the media.

The Chief Executive Officer of the GMAA Mr. SosthenesGalevo, said the organisers of the event would seek to make it a better event every year to ensure that all stakeholders and partners get the best out of it. He said the event is a pan-continental one and as such they would try to ensure that all regional interests were well represented.

On his part, the Communication Director of the GMAA, Mr. Francis Doku commended the media for supporting the scheme since its inception and appealed for its continued support. He also indicated, during question time, that a robust system of accreditation will be put in place so ensure that relevant media personnel would be accredited to cover the main event.

The Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) is an annual event that seeks to award excellence in movie making on the African continent and the African diaspora.

Instituted and organized by NMJ Ghana and its partners, the GMAA brings together professionals in filmmaking in Africa once every year to celebrate, promote and reward those who have excelled in their area of the film industry.

For further information contact kindly Francis Doku via [email protected]

GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA 2017 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!

Full nominations of this year’s Ghana Entertainment Awards USA 2017 has officially been announced.

The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA will be held on Saturday May 20th, 2017 at Florence Gould Hall Theater in New York. For more information visit www.ghentawards.com

2017 GEA NOMINEES LIST MUSIC CATEGORIES

BEST ALBUM-

Bar 3- EL

Nowhere Cool- M.anifest

Matic  – Trigmatic

Janesis – Efya

Counselor -Nacee

BEST SONG–

Confesssion- Kofi Kinaata

Grind-  Vision DJ  ft  A.I

Alhaji- VVIP

Kakai- Shatta Wale –

U and Me, Joey B

RNS- Sarkodie

Too Risky- Medikal

GOSPEL ARTIST/GROUP

Joe Mettle,

Sonnie Badu,

Nacee,

Esther Piesie,

Ohemaa Mercy

BEST HIPLIFE/RAP- ACT

Joey B – You and Me,

EL- Kaabuame,

Manifest – God MC,

Sarkodie -RNS,

Omar Sterling -Bob Marley,

Medikal – confirm

BEST REGGEA/DANCEHALL- ACT

Stonebwoy- People Dey,

Ras Kuuku Ft. Luther – Nwansina,

Ebony- Poison,

Samini -Yona,

Shatta Wale-Kakai

BEST HIGHLIFE- ACT

Kofi Kinaata – Confesssion,

Becca- Beshiwo,

Bisa -Jwe,

Killbeatz  – Borkor Borko,

Wisa Greid – Minste Bo

BEST MUSIC PRODUCER-

Pee on The Beat

Killbeatz,

Magnom,

Kaywa,

willisBeatz,

Kuvie

BEST MUSIC VIDEO-

Okyeame Kwame Ft. Mzvee – Small Small,

Edem Ft. Rekaado Banks – Nyedzilo,

Becca- Beshiwo,

Stonebwoy – Talk To Me,

Shatta Wale –Kakai

Bisa kdei ft Obrafour- Samina

Guru ft Singlet – Samba

BEST COLLABORATION-

Okyeame Kwame Ft. MzVee  – Small Small,

Flowking stone ft  Shatta Wale,

Sarkodie – Fire Bon Dem Rmx,

R2Beez ft Wizkid Tonight.

VVIP ft. Patoranking – Alhaji,

Ras Kuuku ft. Luther,

Guru ft. Single- Samba,

BEST NEW ACT-

A.I,

Medikal,

Article Wan,

Ebony,

Fancy Gadam,

Sorakiss,

Feli Nuna,

Rudebwoy Ranking

BEST GROUP-

Keche,

R2bees,

Gallaxxy,

VVIP

BEST FEMALE ACT-

Tiffany,

Becca,

MzVee,

Eazzy ,

Efya,

Wiyaala

BEST MALE ACT-

Samini,

Shatta Wale,

Stonebwoy,

Kinaata,

Sarkodie,

Medikal

2017 GEA NOMINEES LIST  -FILM/TV CATEGORIES

LEAD ACTOR IN FILM-

Adjetey Annang – Keteke ,

Jose Tolbert – True Lies ,

Van Vicker -‘Black Money

Alphones Menyo – Utopia

Kalybos – Amakye & Dede

LEAD ACTRESS IN FILM-

Ophelia Dzidzornu – Like Cotton Twines

Kalsoum Sinare -‘Sala

Yvonne Nelson – In.April,

Nana Ama Mcbrown  – Na Menim ,

Lydia Forson – Keteke ,

Rukiyat Masud.- Children Of The Mountain .

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN FILM—-

Fred Amugi -Sala,

John Dumelo – Amakye & Dede

Kwadwo Nkansah -Fault,

Ian Wordi – Sala ,

Kobi Rana – Sala,

Akrobeto – Na Menim

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN FILM—-

Akorfa Adjeani – Children Of The.Mountain ,

Jackie Appiah – Sala ,

Luckie Lawson -‘ Like Cotton Twine

Roslyn Ingissa – Amakye & Dede

BEST PICTURE (FILM PRODUCER)—-

Utopia – Alphones Menyo ,

Sala – Kalsoum Sinare & Fareeda Sinare Yakubu,

Purple – Prince.Dovlo,

True Lies – Abdul Salam Mumuni,

Amakye & Dede – Kofi Asamoah –

Children Of The Mountain – Priscilla Anany

In April – Yvonne Nelson

BEST DIRECTOR-FILM–

Kofi Asamoah – amakye & dede

Kobi Rana – Sala.,

Leila Djansi – like cotton twines,

Priscilla Anany – children of the mountain

PERSONALITY/ PRESENTER MALE

KOD,

Elias Chebeb,

Jay Folley,

Patrice Amegashie

TV PERSONALITY/ PRESENTER FEMALE

Berla Mundi,

Nana Aba Anamoah,

Caroline Sampson,

Sorakiss,

Kokui Selormey

OTHER 2017 GEA NOMINEES LIST –

SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR   –

Martha Bissah,

Kaya Forson,

Andre Ayew,

Asamoah Gyan,

Emmanuel Tagoe

Harrison Afful

ENTERTAINMENT BLOG of The Year

Nkonkonsa.com

Zionfelix.net

Enewsgh.com

Ameyawdebrah.com

Blagogee.com

Nydjlive.com

BEST DIASPORA ACT-

Fuse ODG, UK

Eugy – UK

Kwamz and Flava, UK

Blitz The Ambassador, USA

LosGrumos- FRANCE

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY ( FEMALE)*
Doreen andoh.-( joy fm)
Anita Erskine- ( Starr fm)
MsNaa– (yfm)
Jessica Saforo.-(citi fm)

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY (MALE)*
Akwasi Aboagye- (peace fm)
Ray – (Starr fm)
Kwame Sefa Kayi-  (peace fm)
Abeiku.Santana –  ( Adom fm)

BEST DJ-

Dj Micsmith,

Dj Mensah,

Dj Vision,

Dj Vyrusky

BEST COMEDIAN ACT

DKB

Kemikal,

Foster Romanus,

Ajeezay,

Lexy Decomic

BEST GH /USA ACT-

Duke D2,

Nana Nyc,

Moe Sbw,

Lighter,

Rison,

2 shy

JOHN Q

BEST GH/USA DJ-

Dj Akua, -DMV

Dj Nayah, -NJ

Dj Slim, NY

Dj Prince Paul,-MA

DJ AKA, -NY

DJ sam Q, -ATL

BEST ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR –

Sarkodie,

Shatta Wale,

Stonebwoy

DKB

Efya

Lilwin,

Akrobeto

NON GHANAIAN CATEGORIES

AFRICA – NON GHANAIAN

BEST ACTOR

Ramsey Nouah -NIGERIA

Blossom Chukwujekwu-NIGERIA

Nick Mutuma-KENYA

Emmanuel Ikubese-NIGERIA

Oc Ukeje- NIGERIA

AFRICA NON GHANAIAN

BEST ACTRESS—

Adesua Etomi-NIGERIA

Rita Dominic- NIGERIA

Funke Akindele-NIGERIA,

Omoni Oboli- NIGERIA

Fulu Mugovhani- SOUTH AFRICA

AFRICA NON GHANAIAN 

BEST MALE ARTIST–

Nasty C-South Africa

Falz-NIGERIA,

Wizkid – NIGERIA,

Davido -NIGERIA

Tekno NIGERIA

Toofan -TOGO

AKA – South Africa

AFRICA NON GHANAIAN

BEST FEMALE ARTIST —

Busiswa -South Africa

Simi- NIGERIA

Tiwa Savage-NIGERIA

Seyi Shay – NIGERIA

Vanessa MDee – TANZANIA

Yemi Alade – NIGERIA

AFRICA NON GHANAIAN

BEST DJ

DJ Obi, NIGERIA

Dj Spinall –NIGERIA/USA

Dj ZinhleB -SOUTH AFRICA,

Dj Tunez-NIGERIA/USA

DJ Maphorisa- SOUTH AFRICA

I JUST WANTED A NEW LOOK – Emelia Brobbey

Fans of pretty actress Emelia Brobbey may have noticed her new look and wondering what she is up to but the Anibre Nye actress says she just wanted a new look.

Emelia currently sports a low crop hair-do and pictures of her new look have gone viral. She told Showbiz yesterday that she just felt like changing her looks.

According to Emelia, she has had positive feedback on her new look and she is really excited about it.

“The last time I had natural hair and such low crop was in secondary school and that is over 20 years ago so I decided to go back and it worked,” she said.

Well, that is not the only new thing going for the actress. She is set to release her latest movie, Adanfo Bone which features herself, Nana Ama McBrown, Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin and a host of others.

The movie will be premiered at the Eusbett Cinema in Sunyani, Brong Ahafo region on Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29. There will be two shows at 7pm and 9pm each day.

“It is the first time my Start Media will premiere a Twi movie in Sunyani and we are very excited about it and looking forward to it. The movie, Adanfo Bone was shot and produced in Sunyani so I believe it is a good thing going back there to opening,” an elated Emelia said.

Throwing more light on the movie, Emelia said she plays the role of a wife who finds out that one of her friends is having an affair with her husband while Nana Ama McBrown plays the role of a medical doctor who thinks she can have full control on any man who comes her way because of her career. Lilwin plays the role of a politician.

“Adanfo Bone has various themes which are inter- related, it is about family and it is also about young people who want to get married.

“It teaches us to be careful with people we call friends and the kind of influence they can have on us. I must admit that it is a very interesting movie and everyone should look out for it, “she said.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Watch: OFORI AMPONSAH RELEASES “17” VIDEO Ft. KWABENA KWABENA

Award winning Singer and Songwriter Ofori Amponsah is indeed stage a stronger come back after his smash hit “Alewa”.

Mr. All4Real has released yet another Highlife classic featuring another great Singer Kwabena Kwbana from his upcoming album.

Two of Ghana’s finest highlife artistes Ofori Amponsah and Kwabena Kwabena have released a beautiful song titled, ‘17’.

After reports emerged that the two hit the studio on December 19, 2016, fans have been waiting with bated breath for the finished product.

The video was directed by Kenn Ayiah is finally out!
Source: NKONKONSA.com

MUSIC GROUP WUTAH REUNITES FOR GOOD

Regardless Dancehall being the in thing now, reunited Reggae music duo, Wutah has disclosed they are more than capable of taking back the position they held before going their separate ways in 2009

“We were one of the groups that made the reggae genre big in the country. We are back to take our place in the industry. We are coming to add the element that has been missing for years now.

“We hear the new revolution is Dancehall music but regardless of what is happening now, we are back and we are taking over,” the duo told Showbiz after their first performance together on Friday, April 14 at the Paradise Resort, Nsuta.

They said the reactions from fans was more than enough evidence that they were needed back in the industry.

“We were truly amazed by the reception we had from patrons of the event considering most of them were of the youthful age group who did not even grow up with our music. We were amazed how they could sing along to all our melodies,” they said.

Speaking about how they felt performing together for the first time, the duo described it as a dream come true. “It was a dream come true and it was a really good feeling. We have been working towards a reunion for over a year and the reaction of the fans, after all, this time was the icing on the cake,” they said.

Wutah described their new reunion as a re-branding but with more maturity and more timeless music for fans.

“We are more mature and of course maturity comes with a lot of good stuff. We can promise that we are here to put work in whatever we do. We are rebranded but the content is the same with even more timeless music that will stand the test of time,” Wutah said.

Wutah announced they have a new song ready for release sometime this month. “However, before the release of our new single, we will be organizing a clean-up exercise in Mamprobi, our first fan base to clean the environment and raise awareness about our return,” they added.

SHATTA WALE, SARKODIE, TEKNO, DAVIDO HEADLINE 2017 GHANA MEETS NAIJA

Ghanaian acts, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie and Nigerian Acts Tekno and Davido will headline this year’s edition of Ghana Meets Naija.

Chief Executive Officer of EIB Network, and founder of Empire Entertainment, Bola Ray, organizers of the show disclosed this in an interview on Live FM.

“Alright so let me give Live FM an exclusive, Davido is coming through,
confirmed and signed. Davido is on for Ghana Meets Naija. Sark is making a return, we have Shatta (Wale) as well…they should also look out for Tekno.”

The annual music concert sees Ghanaian acts pitched against their Nigerian counterparts to determine who has the upper hand in the music industry on the continent.

This year’s edition will be held on May 27 at a yet to be named venue.

FORMER FIRST LADY SLAMS COMEDIAN DKB

Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings & DKB

Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, gave a damning verdict on Ghana’s King of Comedy, DKB, when she said his jokes were boring.

On a day that DKB was the lead act on a stage shared at different times by other budding comedians, Nana Konadu stormed out of the Accra International Conference Centre unexcited and unconvinced that DKB would shake the audience into a frenzy.

An avid patron of concerts and comedy shows, the former First Lady made her way to the exit as soon as the famous Ghanaian comedian mounted the stage, saying to the hearing of other patrons seated close by, including this writer, “don’t mind him; his jokes are boring”.

The snub may have been a dent on DKB’s ego but the comedian did little on the night to disprove the former First Lady’s dim view of his stagecraft.

In truth, he failed to deliver the rib-cracking jokes many patrons expected of him, as the self-acclaimed King of Comedy was vulgar in his jokes which did not elicit a favourable response from the audience.

It was little surprise, too, that during his performance, DKB kept coaxing the crowd that he could not feel the vibe from them.

However, it was a night of real laughter up until the appearance of DKB. Comedians such as Lekzy Da Comic, Jacinta, Acapella from Nigeria and Salvodor from Uganda gave good accounts of themselves and the audience showed their appreciation with resounding applauses.

Lekzy Da Comic set the mood with his opening act, making jokes about short people, such as himself, which went down well with the audience until he resorted to vulgar-laced jokes.

Bubbly Jacinta followed and maintained the excitement, including a point when she invited three couples on stage and asked the guys to apply make-up on their women, moments which exposed the ignorance of the gentlemen regarding application of makeup as they made a mess of themselves on stage.

The voluptuous Jacinta could have scored higher points if she had not repeated some of her jokes from previous events.

Acapella gave a good account of himself as his jokes about the Nigerian Police and African leaders went down well with the audience.  He had a piece of paper on which he had written the points for his jokes because he said he didn’t want to repeat previous jokes.

The last comedian of the night was Salvador from Uganda who rounded everything up so well. His experience with his wife in the labour room was very well-received.

It was not all about comedy.  There was also some good music in the house thanks to the likes of Kofi Bentil, B Ryt, Ofori Amponsah and Becca. It was good to see Ofori Amponsah back on stage doing what he does best and he did not disappoint though he was not extraordinary.

The show was interlaced with a tribute to comedians who have passed on like Santo, Nkomode, Bob Okalla, Araba Stamp and Bob Cole. There was also dancing and singing competitions and winners were given products from sponsors including mobile phones and coupons for dinner and lunch.

Khemikal was spot-on as MC as he interacted well with the audience and also shared some jokes with them.

Source: Graphic.com.gh