Watch: TIWA SAVAGE UNDER ATTACK FOR DROPPING GHANA FLAG ON STAGE

Nigerian Singer Tiwa Savage was one of the best performers on the Ghana Meets Naija 2017 stage but a little act by the “Eminado” Singer is almost taking away the shine of her unforgettable stage craft.

Tiwa who came on stage holding a Ghana flag, dropped the flag on the floor at some point as her performance heated up and this has attracted heavy backlash from Ghanaians especially on social media describing her action as disrespectful to the nation and its citizens.

Tiwa Savage has not commented yet about her action which perhaps may be unintentional or harmless but some Ghanaian are commanding an apology from the Nigerian Singer.

Meanwhile, some Nigerians have come to the defence of Tiwa Savage arguing that her act was not intentional and that she dropped it to be able to perform freely inside the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday May 27, 2017.

Watch the video below:

Watch her full performance below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com

Listen Up: SHATTA WALE RELEASES TRIBUTE SONG FOR CAPTAIN MAHAMA

Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has released a special song for the late Captain Maxwell Mahama.

The “Kakai” hit maker paid tribute to the military officer Captain Maxwell Mahama who was murdered in cold blood at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central region.

Forty-eight hours after the news of the gruesome murder hit the airwaves, the award-winning artiste has put out an emotional song commiserating with the Mahama family while praying that the “Lord deals with you [perpetrators] and you never go unpunished”.

Listen to the song titled “Maxwell Adam Mahama” below:

Photos: GHANA MEETS NAIJA 2017

The just-ended Ghana Meets Naija Concert 2017 lived up to expection.

The 7th edition of the event which took place at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday May 27, 2017 saw performances from West African giants as Falz, Davido, M.anifest, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Lil Win, young DJ Switch and several others.

Ghana’s DJ Nii Aryee Tagoe, DJ Vyrusky, DJ Lord, DJ Obi (Nigeria) all mounted the decks to keep the charged atmosphere at a constant high, which they did to perfection.

From all indications, organigers of the event seem satisfied with the outcome of the event and patrons got an event worth their money.

At the end of it all, Ghana’s Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale was crowned king of the night.

Checkout photos from the event:

Source: NKONKONSA.com

GRACE OMABOE HEADS GMAA 2017 JURY

Ghanaian legendary actress Grace Omaboe has been chosen as president of the jury for the 2017 edition of the Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA). The actress popularly known as Maame Dokono was voted by other members of the jury to be their president.

As president of the jury, Grace Omaboe will preside over all meetings of the jury and would ensure that the jury applies all the rules and standards set for the scheme to ensure that only deserving nominees win awards in each of the categories.

The organisers of the popular pan-African movie awards, NMJ Ghana has also added new faces to the jury for the 2017 awards. They are Ken Addy, a radio presenter with Joy FM and member of the Ghana Cinematography Board of Control and Asare Hackman of Hacky Films and also a member of the Cinematography Board.

Director of the Golden Movie Awards Africa, Mimi Andani described the addition of the two gentlemen as very important for the organisers as they bring a world of experience to the scheme.

“For us at the GMAA it has been a conscious effort every year, since we started this project, to ensure that we improve on the next one,” she said. “We know the second edition of the awards was an improvement on the first one and we are aiming to ensure the third edition will be an improvement on the second one. It is the reason we have been doing all the necessary things to ensure we meet that objective, including adding these experienced gentlemen to the jury.”

In a related development, sound engineer and entertainment critic, Fred Kyei Mensah has been appointed as the spokesperson for the jury of the 2017 edition of the GMAA. Fredima, as he is known in showbiz circles, has been a member of the jury since the inception of the GMAA and the jury hopes he would bring his wealth of experience to the new appointment.

GMAA gives the opportunity to African filmmakers from around the world to receive praise, recognition and be awarded for their efforts at telling the African stories to both Africans and the rest of the world by submitting their works for consideration each year.

This year the scheme requested films of all genres and lengths with any official language or subtitled in any official language. All films received will be screened and shortlisted by the Selection Committee based on the awards’ criteria for the consideration of the jury.

Award winning films in the various categories of the scheme will be chosen based on merit and the content of the films by the jury made up of experienced filmmakers and film industry practitioners of different nationalities. Only films made between 1st January 2016 and 31st January 2017 would be considered for in the 2017 edition of awards.

To make fair and just decisions in its choice for the various winners at the GMAA, the jury will consider relevant African stories, relevant methods of storytelling, technical excellence and other important factors of filmmaking.

In an earlier statement, Mimi Andani noted how there had been increase in the submission of films for this year’s edition when it closed on May 10.. “We are glad to announce that by close of submissions the GMAA had received films from different African countries with 44.8% more entries received this year compared to last year.”

She also noted that entries for this year’s event came from West, East, Central and Southern Africa. Countries from which entries were received include Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leon, Cameroon, South Africa and Kenya.

According to Mimi Andani, more entries were received from Ghanaian filmmakers than from the other countries. “During the first two GMAA events, Nigeria topped the list of films received, however Ghana has taken over this year with a lot of series and short films,” she mentioned.

This year’s event, which is scheduled to take place on July 8 in Accra, is the third edition and consequently will see three legends of the African film industry (to be chosen by the jury) being awarded.

The annual GMAA is an initiative by NMJ Ghana and its Ghanaian and international partners to reward excellence in filmmaking on the Africa continent and among Africans in the diaspora.

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.

 

D’BANJ WELCOMES BABY BOY

D’banj and and his wife Lineo

Multiple award winning Nigerian Singer – Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, has welcomed his first child.

D’banj is married to Lineo Didi Kilgrow.

They tied the knot in a secret ceremony in July 2016, which took place in Lagos and Abuja.
The 37-year-old musician and entrepreneur confirmed the arrival of the baby on his instagram page.

“#KingDonCome The christening of@danieldthird”, he wrote.D’banj is the founder of Koko Foundation for Youth and Peace Development.
He is also Nigeria’s first United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace. Dbanj is a ONE campaign ambassador.

“I USED MY KNUST CERTIFICATE TO BUY A NEW V8”- John Dumelo

Actor John Dumelo has finally reacted to claims that he could not complete the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) and that he does not have a degree in Civil Engineering as he claim to do.

Last week, the actor was criticised for publicly ridiculing a KNUST graduate who sells bread on the streets of Accra.

Due to his actions, blogger Chris Vincent revealed that the actor was unable to complete KNUST.

A twitter user, Prince Akowuah asked the actor where his KNUST certificate is.

In a reply to him, the actor said ” I used it to buy a new V8?.

MENAYE DONKOR APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR OF MISS UNIVERSE GHANA

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former Miss Universe Ghana, Menaye Donkor has been appointed as the Miss Universe Ghana National Director and her company, MALZ Promotions will handle all aspects of event direction, show production and selection of Ghana’s next representative to the international pageant.

“As a former titleholder, the Miss Universe experience taught me a great deal and has shaped me to be the woman I am today. I am very passionate about building and maintaining the reputation of the Miss Universe Ghana pageant in my role as National Director. I am also extremely motivated to offer the same opportunities that I was given to other young Ghanaian women,” says Donkor who won the title in 2004 and went on to represent Ghana at Miss Universe in Quito, Ecuador and was voted among the top 5 beautiful faces in the competition.

The Miss Universe Organization is built on a foundation of inclusion and continues to celebrate the diversity of women. Ten thousand young women around the world participate in Miss Universe pageant events annually. The mission of the organization is to provide the tools which help women to be their personal best. Self-confidence is the key. Every woman should have the confidence to stand up in any situation and declare, “I am confidently beautiful!”

Many contestants and titleholders that have gone through the Miss Universe system have cultivated their personal career goals and advocated for humanitarian issues with careers in government, business, finance, broadcasting, and film and television.

“Participating in Miss Universe taught me how powerful I am as a woman, and through it I have become resilient and capable to do all things I put my mind to. As they say, “Once a queen, Always a queen” and as a former Miss Universe winner, I will continue to represent Ghana at the highest level wherever I go in the world,” adds Donkor who has also developed and founded the luxury Italian skincare brand SHE-Y which uses ethically-sourced Shea butter from Ghana. SHE-Y plays a part in creating more job opportunities in Shea Butter production and donates a percentage of sales towards The Menaye Charity Organization which provides free quality education for hundreds of less fortunate children at The Menaye School of Hope.

Following the press launch event on 1st June, Miss Universe Ghana Organization will begin accepting applications towards the competition which will take place on 2nd September in Accra. Interested Ghanaian women living in Ghana and abroad may enter to participate in Miss Universe Ghana at the official website www.missuniverseghanaorg.com beginning June 1st. The Titleholder will go on to represent Ghana at the 2017/2018 Miss Universe Pageant.

The Miss Universe Ghana Organization will host a press event on 1st June 2017 at Carbon, located in the penthouse of Icon House from 6-9pm to announce details for the upcoming Miss Universe Ghana competition that will occur in September. TV/Radio personality, KOD will serve as host of the event that will bring media, sponsors and dignitaries together to celebrate the pageant which Ghana has participated in since 1991.

Video: NOBODY CAN STOP ME FROM SPEAKING UP – Vicky Zugah

Actress Vicky Zugah has stated that nothing or nobody can stop her from speaking about her domestic violence experience with ex-boyfriends.

Speaking on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review program, Vicky said for the past fours years, she has been physically abused by three men she dated and all this while her family members have been stopping her from talking about it publicly until recently when she decided to speak out.

According to Vicky, several friends, family members and even colleagues from the entertainment industry have being sending her messages to stop from talking for the sake of her kids but the mother of two said she would rather continue talking for the sake of her kids and also to encourage others who may be going through what she has experienced in the past to be bold and speak up.

The actress hinted that she is going to use her personal experience to begin a nationwide campaign against domestic violence.

Watch her full interview below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

SAMINI THREATENS TO SUE EVENT COMPANY

Management of Reggae and dancehall artiste Samini Dagaati has denied reports that he will be performing at the Alliance Française AU Day event.

According to a statement issued by Samini’s manager, he has not been contacted by any advertising firm to perform at the said event, so his fans should disregard such reports as it is fake.

The “Iskoki” hit maker and his management have also threatened to take legal action against the said firm for misinforming the public.

The statement reads:

“Samini Won’t Perform at Alliance Francais AU Day Event Tomorrow; contrary to reports that Samini had been contracted by Imajin Advertising to perform at the publicized AU Day Event at Alliance Francais” he said.

Read the full statement below:

Samini Won’t Perform at Alliance Francais AU Day Event Tomorrow

Contrary to reports that Samini had been contracted by Imajin Advertising to perform at the publicized AU Day Event at Alliance Francais.

Management of Samini wish to state that no such contract exists and we will duly notify our fans and public on our upcoming shows.

Imajin Advertising owe the public, Alliance Francais and Partners an explanation given the much publicized show without consent.

Management will take legal action against all parties involved.
Happy AU Day to All.

Sgd.
Anthony Daning
Manager
HighGradeFamily

VICTORIA LEBENE BREAKS UP WITH KOFI ADJORLOLO  

Sexy Actress Victoria Lebene Mekpah who has been in the news for dating veteran Actor Kofi Adjorlolo, has revealed in an exclusive interview with Peacefmonline.com that it all over.

According to Victoria she has being going through a lot especially with her family members since her relationship with Kofi Adjorlolo became public, and she has gotten to a point where she has to choose between her family and Kofi Adjorlolo.

Victoria told Peacefmonline.com that her father S.P Victor Mekpah who is a retired Chief Superintendent Officer of Ghana Prison Service has been against her relationship right from day one and he has always maintained his position that he will never give his blessing, if she decides to go ahead to marry Mr. Adjorlolo.

She said she was happy with Kofi but her happiness would never be complete if her family and especially her father is not part of it, stressing that she has has been put in a very difficult situation to choose between two old men- her lover Kofi Adjorlolo and her father and she has decided to choose family over love.

“I just think that I want to make it up to my father and the reason is that, he hasn’t been in agreement with the wedding and the whole marriage thing going on between me and Kofi Adjorlolo. It is something that has always been at the back of my mind that my father is not in support of it. So I have decided to make my father proud and to let him know that I have listened to him and I don’t want the marriage to come between me and my father because he is one of the reasons why I am who I am today”.

She also disclosed that the main reason why her father is against her romantic relationship with Mr. Adjorlolo is their age difference.

“He knows me better and my father has been like my first boyfriend so I think he wants me to get someone younger. He said he is not comfortable with Kofi definitely because he is much older than I am”.

Victoria however, insisted that this decision is her personal decision and not because of what people are saying or because of the things Counselor Lutterodt said about their supposed pending wedding.

“I would like to let someone know that this decision is not because of what Counselor Lutterodt said or what I have heard in the media, the comments, pictures, videos and every other thing concerning this news. I just want everybody to know that this decision has completely nothing to do with it. Its just my father being the other case beside all the social media issues and I just want him to be happy because without your father’s blessing your marriage can’t flourish”.

She said Kofi Adjorlolo is aware that her father doesn’t approve their relationship, adding that this is the reason why their much anticipated wedding have been hanging for sometime now but she wants to end it all and move on.

“That’s why the wedding has being hanging all this while and I know a lot of people were expecting to see whether we were going to get married or not but whichever way, they thought something was coming and I also thought that I could still buy some time and see if my father would change his mind but he is still not happy so I want to make him happy”.

Source: NKONKONSA.com