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MEN CANNOT HAVE SEX WITH THEIR WIVES DUE TO CURRENT ECONOMIC HARDSHIPS – Kwaku Manu

Kumawood actor Kwaku Manu has stated that due to the economic hardships in Ghana currently, many married men are even afraid to sleep with their wives.

The comic actor added that because many men are afraid of the cost they will have to bare to bail their wives from the hospital, they have decided to live in fear of engaging in sexual intercourse with their spouses.

The ‘Kwaku Manu Educational Complex’ owner used the examples of the cases he witnessed when he visited the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital with his ‘mom’, Prophetess Vida Osei Mensah on December 5, 2018, to make his point.

He disclosed that a lady told them that her husband left her in the hospital because he expected her to give birth to only one child but instead the lady gave birth to twins.

Also, another man told them that if Prophetess Vida Osei Mensah had not selected his wife as a part of the 21 people she generously helped to go back home to the families, he would have committed suicide.

Kwaku Manu, therefore, stated that the cases of these people and the many others who are out there facing many difficulties financial are the reasons why he believes men are afraid to have sex with the wives now.

Watch is full interview below:

Source: Zionfelix.net

ABENA KORKOR ADDO GIVES HOPE TO MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS

Mental health advocate Nana Abena Korkor Addo is set to put smiles on the faces of mental health patience, this festive season.

Mental health has been a front-runner in the discussion for some time now as the cry for a befitting infrastructure, environment, medical supplies as well as the treatment of people with mental health at our hospitals and mental homes took the center stage.

Irrespective of the go all-out made by government, it’s palpable that is not enough as individuals and organizations have taken on the mantle to restore sanity and inspire hope. One of those individuals is Nana Abena Korkor Addo, a lady living with bipolar disorder.

Nana Abena Korkor Addo the founder of psychosocial Africa an NGO has set aside Friday 21st December 2018 to donate to the staff and mental health patients of the Ankaful psychiatric hospital. She made it known the group which is a mental health and support group made up of other bipolar patients and others with mental health issues has an annual event initiated by them in their quest to support others.

“We support each other through our crisis and medical challenges and also advocate for mental health and give education. As our way of giving back to society, we choose other mental health patients and make donations to support them. This is the second edition, the first edition we chose the foster ward at Ankaful, Central Region”, Abena stated

Going on about this year’s donations and activities, she noted, “At this year’s donation, there will be a makeover session for the patients and a photo shoot so they can have one very beautiful memory of themselves they can remind themselves off when they go back home.”

She also added that, “We will also encourage them to know their condition is not the end of the world and they can come out and be successful just like myself and others.”

She rounded up by making a call on the general public to come to their aid with donations as they can’t do it all alone, donations may include; Toiletries, Insecticide spray, foodstuff, Dress, cash among others.

“LET’S RESPECT THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE!” – Akua Denies Divorce Rumors

Ghana’s Most Beautiful 2011 queen Akua has finally addressed rumors that she is fed-up of being the fourth wife.

Sally Akua Amoakowaa Mensah, who is the fourth wife of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Angel Group of Companies, has responded to her divorce allegations reported months ago on various entertainment portals.

On Akua GMB ‘s Instagram page on Monday December 10th, she denied being divorced to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Angel Group of Companies, Dr. Kwaku Oteng and she has rubbished any other allegations that came up after, the news broke out.

Read Akua’s full response below:

“I decided not to address news circulating on social media about my marriage but upon second thoughts, I think it will be better for me to clear the airwaves. 
First of all, I am not divorced as being disseminated.

Again, my husband is not a man who will seize things or gifts given after a tiff!

To cup it all I have no interest whatsoever in Angel educational complex as some bloggers perpetuate.  It’s stupefying how some people take delight in peddling false rumors. 
Marriage is no joke so as divorce. So please let’s respect this institution most especially when it has been blessed with kids. All these things you write to hurt people just for traction affect them negatively most especially the children. 
If only the media would direct the same energy they use in broadcasting negativity to positive things like MISS GOLDEN STOOL , Ghana would be a better place!!! Thank you”

Akua is currently the General Manageress of Angel TV and the founder of Miss Golden Stool beauty pageant, among other businesses.

Source: NKONKONSA.com  

 

I AM BROKE; I HAVE NOT BEEN PAID FOR MANY MONTHS – Asamoah Gyan Tells Court   

The skipper of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has shocked the Accra Family Court hearing the case of marriage annulment between him and Gifty Gyan that he is walking around a “broke man” and has not been paid for some months now.

The court had ordered Asamoah Gyan to ensure he paid for the air ticket of his wife and all their three children traveling from the UK to Ghana for a DNA test to be conducted.

The court demanded that the children must be protected from the stigma of the ongoing court process for which reason it was suggested Asamoah Gyan booked a business or 1st class ticket for them and their mother as well as prepare an accommodation for them in Accra.

Asamoah Gyan, however, told the court he is broke and cannot afford a business or 1st class ticket because he has not been paid for some months.

This is after he told the court in August that he can only afford Ghc3000 a month for the upkeep of the 3 children and the wife who are based in the UK.

A source close to the wife has said Mrs Gyan doesn’t need her husband’s money and has since refused to go for it since August when he began paying in court.

On Asamoah’s claim to be broke to the extent that he cannot afford to pay the business class ticket for the children as it will include their mother, the court warned against delay tactics, refusing to agree with him.

The court therefore ordered him to file his full bank account details with the court in two weeks.

The Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan had earlier in 2016 accused one Sarah Kwablah with whom he had sex of trying to extort money from him.

Speaking about his sexual encounter with the girl, Gyan said he went to Sarah Kwabla’s house at Weija near the West Hills Mall in “his dirty training kits” and had sex, but because the family believes he is well to do, they want to make money out of him.

He said Sarah had joined him at the training grounds at SCC and after training, he introduced her to his colleagues as a friend.

Since Sarah’s house, located behind the West Hills Mall at Weija was not far away from the training grounds, Gyan said they went to her house in his car, whilst he was still wearing his dirty training kits.

They both enjoyed the lovemaking, he recounted but Sarah twisted the story and later accused him of rape. “We had a good time,” Gyan said.

He said Sarah and her family wanted to extort money from him and that was why they accused him of rape.

He said, if he had raped her, she wouldn’t have had the strength to walk him out and open her house gate for him to drive his car out.

Recounting how they met, Gyan said they met through social media and so they exchanged many text messages and spoke on phone a number of times

Asamoah Gyan is regarded as one of the highest paid footballers in Ghana. Shanghai SIPG of the Chinese Super league thrust Asamoah Gyan into the list of the highest paid players on the globe. He turned out to be the highest paid players in Ghana making a whopping £ 22700 a week. Currently, he emerges top on the list of the richest footballers in Ghana.

Asamoah Gyan net worth is estimated at $23 Million by Yen Ghana. Most of this net worth is from his involvement in businesses outside the pitch. He owns McCarthy Hill House, a mansion worth $3 Million and drives among many others, Phantom car which is manufactured by Roll Royce valued at £400,000. Asamoah Gyan owned a fleet of cars among them Mercedes Benz and Bugatti.

His transfer to Sunderland saw him bag a deal worth $ 13 Million. In his current club in Turkey, the salary of the Ghana captain is unknown but is believed to take home about £ 89,000 a week.

CAPEMAY PROPERTIES UNVEIL 209 SIGNATURE APARTMENTS IN ACCRA   

Capemay Properties a subsidiary of the Kasapreko Group Limited has unveiled an audacious 209-room apartments projects codenamed, ‘’The Signature Apartment’’ at a ceremony in Accra, Ghana.

Capemay Properties, a full services Real Estate Company focused on delivering quality buildings at competitive prices, good rental yield for investors and excellent customer service is the first real estate company under the conglomerate Kasapreko Group which is seeking to give Accra’s growing urban population the opportunity to own decent and rewarding accommodation properties.

The 209-room apartment will be built by Italian construction firm Michelleti Group and expected to be ready in the first quarter of 2021.

Addressing an impressive ceremony of businessmen, journalists and members of the hospitality industry at the plush Kempinski GoldCoast City Hotel, The Managing Director of the Company Eunice Adjei-Bonsu said, the project was inspired by the Group Chairman Dr Kwabena Adjei’s philosophy for excellence.  She added that, her outfit has passion to redefine urban living and make an indelible mark on Accra’s skyline.

‘’Our concept for the signature apartments is very different from what other real estate companies offer to the Ghanaian market.  We are offering our clients sophisticated amenities. The Signature Apartment offers you everything at your fingertips.  We seek to deliver to our clients an apartments which guarantees return on investments for continued years’’ Mrs Adjei Bonsu added.

The Signature Apartment is a finesse styled, luxurious properties equipped to deliver service point of view from a concierge service and in-residence dining to a dedicated residential management team offering unmatched customer service to its clients.

Amenities include; roof top swimming  pool and bar, fitness center and steam room,. Others are a  Lawn tennis court, Ballet and Yoga studio, Library Movie theater, Bowling alley, hair and nail salon, and a 24 -hours security service,

The rest are Private underground parking, Ground level swimming pool, Indoor and Outdoor playground, Spa, Karaoke studio, Cafe ,restaurants, Corporate meeting rooms, Pharmaceutical drugstore, grocery stores as well as  concierge services which  completes its state of the art status.

The property’s starting price is from US$ 64500 studio apartment to $300,000 bedroom and penthouse apartment.

The amenities will be fitted by global player, Bosch electronics and its country director has promised a top class furnishing of the property and aims for a longer and robust retrofitting systems.

The Founder and Group Chairman of Kasapreko Company ltd, Dr. Kwabena Adjei in  his remarks said, his philosophy for quality has been his hall mark and the launch of the Signature Apartments is to change the real estate marketing by providing a unique service which are missing in the real estate environment in Ghana.

Dr, Adjei stressed that, Capemay’s overall objective is to provide quality, decent rewarding and affordable homes for Ghana’s growing middle class. He further invited investors to take advantage of Ghana’s growing economy.

The concept is inspired by Ghana’s Adinkra symbol ‘Mframadan’ which denotes strength and sturdiness. The architecture is unlike anything found on the African continent. It is a highly ambitious and intriguing development, aimed at representing the pinnacle of refined African living providing location, leisure and luxury- A hallmark of African Excellence.

With its unique design the signature apartments is located at Tetteh Quarshie-Circle opposite the Accra Mall. It is ten minutes’ drive from the Kotoka International Airport. The property provides easy access to the city’s central business district.

The signature residence is luxury with sophistication, rising 13 stories and offering panoramic views, our unique property offers owners unparalleled service and amenities rich life style, featuring exquisite residence designated to meet the most discerning needs of its clients.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

KEVIN HART WITHDRAWS AS HOST OF 2019 OSCARS

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart announced on Friday he would back out of hosting the Academy Awards after homophobic tweets he posted several years ago surfaced.

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are the world’s most important annual film awards.

Hart, who starred in Ride Along and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, said he stepped down because he did not want to be a distraction during the event and he apologised to the LGBTQ community.

The 39-year old also said he had grown as a person since then and is now a different man.

“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past”.

“I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again”, Kevin Hart tweeted.

Before he withdrew, Hart had previously said he did not want to apologise after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organises Hollywood’s annual Oscar awards ceremony, asked him to.

In a video posted on Instagram, Hart had said he had grown since he posted the controversial tweets.

“The reason why I passed is I’ve addressed this several times… I’ve said where the rights and wrongs were. I’ve said who I am now versus who I was then. I’ve done it, I’m not going to continue to go back, “ Hart said.

“We feed on Internet trolls and we reward them. I’m not going to do it. I’m going to stand my ground,” he added.

“Regardless Academy, I’m thankful for the opportunity. If it goes away, no harm, no foul”

In the tweets stemming from 2009 and 2011, Hart made several homophobic comments, including one in which he said he would not accept it if his son said he was gay.

“Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay,” Hart wrote in the tweet.

Another tweet read “Why does @wayne215 have so many pictures of me in his phone!!! What ru some type of FAT FAG that takes pic of small black men all day?”.

Hart used the homophobic language until 2011, the year he had his mainstream breakthrough.

The Academy announced Hart as the host of the 2019 Oscars on Tuesday but after the tweets surfaced a campaign was started by LGBTQ groups for the Academy to rescind the invitation to host.

The actor deleted some of the tweets, but refused to apologise, eventually leading to his stepping down as host.

The Oscars have attracted stinging criticism in recent years over a lack of diversity among nominees and winners, with critics arguing that the awards do not reward the accomplishments of women and people of colour enough.

After that controversy, which took on the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, the Academy pledged to double its membership of women and minorities by 2020.

Hart’s withdrawal is not the first time a Hollywood celebrity has had to step down over old tweets. Earlier this year, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was fired by Disney after several social media posts surfaced in which he joked about the 9/11 attacks, the Holocaust and rape.

Following his dismissal, Gunn said he had since “developed as a person” and apologised for his comments.

Source: Al Jazeera News

JULIET IBRAHIM IN SECRET AFFAIR WITH JIM SEUH OF KUPE FAME?

Actress Juliet Ibrahim is being linked to one of the popular ‘kupe boys’ after she hosted them in Nigeria few weeks ago.

Juliet Ibrahim who just ended her relationship with Nigerian Rapper Iceberg Slim after flaunting him on social media and TV as if they were the new ‘Romeo and Juliet’ broke up with him for several reasons.

Juliet Ibrahim is gradually creeping into the life of JimSeuh of Kupe fame and with a close check on their Instagram activities indicate that things are about to happen.

Well, who knows, JimSeuh of Kupe fame might be the one to heal Juliet Ibrahim’s broken heart. Juliet Ibrahim is all over the 26-years-old JimSeuh commenting on almost every photo of the dude with romantic emoji ?all pointing to the fact that Juliet really likes JimSeuh.

Juliet Ibrahim’s comment on JimSueh’s latest Instagram post has raised the eyebrows of fans asking questions and reading meanings into her comment.

JimSeuh posted a photo of himself revealing all his muscles and bare chest with the caption, “What do you think of this post? let me know”.

Juliet Ibrahim for the 10th time placed a comment in French, “Tuez-moi-déja” ? translating in English, “Kill me already” with some love emoji attached.

“TIMES ARE REALLY HARD IN GHANA” – Yvonne Nelson Tells President   

Award-winning actress and activist Yvonne Nelson has taken to Twitter to rant about hardship in Ghana.

The actress known for speaking her mind on a myriad of issues took to Twitter to post that times are hard for a lot of Ghanaians and things are going bad.

She wrote: “Things are hard in this country!!!! It’s that bad!!!!!!”

This solicited generally affirmative reactions from her followers who shared their own evidence of the hardship they are confronted with in their lives while others tried to motivate her.

This follows after a popular leader of the Shatta Movement, Shatta Wale also called on the President and the government to do all within their means to solve the hardship in the system. He also said there is a lot of suffering.

Again, outspoken academic Ransford Gyampo called on the Akufo-Addo government to fix the hardships facing Ghanaians and stop the “mediocre” exercise of comparing their performance to the erstwhile John Mahama administration.

According to him, the government may not be fully able to appreciate the challenges Ghanaians are going through because it’s supporters are not speaking up or have become sycophantic.

In a Facebook post, Prof. Gyampo noted “When people are suffering, you don’t tell them you are better managers than the NDC. Comparing your performance to a regime that suffered such a monumental defeat is a tacit admission of failure and mediocrity. Please communicate a better explanation because you are reputed to be the most competent person in pontificating about issues relating to the economy.

Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admitted the economy of Ghana is going through some trying times. He has, however, dismissed concerns that these difficulties amount to a crisis; assuring his audience that the government is on top of the situation.

Speaking to the Ghanaian Community in New York, USA, Mr Akufo-Addo attributed the difficulties in the system to the “dramatic increase in crude oil prices” and the strengthening of the US dollar.

President Akufo-Addo admits that has led to “a significant and rapid depreciation of the cedi” but was quick to add that the Bank of Ghana is fighting the depreciation.

“We have to approach the foreign exchange matter medium to long-term by expanding our supply base, that’s not a crisis…they’re difficulties the system would be able to accommodate…” the President said.

He added that his government will work to find a cure to the situation and future ones.

“It’s a difficult situation, but a difficult situation also require some amount of fortitude and firm action and that’s what we are trying to do at home,” he said.

photos: BEYONCE, JAY-Z, OPRAH,TYLER PERRY, PHARRELL OTHERS AT GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL 2018 CONCERT

The first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa was a mixture of magical and emotional moment at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg South Africa on Sunday December 2, 2018.

 Trevor Noah hosted the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 with co-hosts Naomi Campbell, Dave Chappelle,  Danai Gurira, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Nomzamo Mbatha, Tyler Perry, and Anele Mdoda.

Oprah Winfrey introduced Sir Bob Geldof who delivered a special keynote address at the Festival remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy.

Other leaders who addressed the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 include South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, who both serve as co-chairs of the UN Secretary General’s Advocacy Group for the Sustainable Development Goals, President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana,  President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, chair of the African Union; President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.

Others included His Excellency Benedict Bengioushuye Ayade, Governor of Cross River State, Nigeria; Mrs. Graca Machel, UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate; The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth; Dr. Jim Kim, President of the World Bank; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women; Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The rest were Director-General of the World Health Organization, Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Gilbert F. Houngbo,President of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development, David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, Board Director of The Power of Nutrition, and Peter Sands, Executive Director of the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 was presented and hosted by The Motsepe Foundation, with major partners, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Coca Cola SA, Big Concerts, Harmony, House of Mandela, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers, Eldridge Industries, and Associate Partners, HP and Microsoft.

See photos from the event below:

performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
poses backstage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

 

KEVIN HART CONFIRMED TO HOST 2019 OSCARS

Comedian and Hollywood star Kevin Hart has been confirmed to host world’s ultimate movie awards, the Academy Awards ceremony for the first time.

Kevin Host is officially set to host the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. “I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one,” the comedian wrote in an Instagram post, adding, “now it’s time to rise to the occasion.”

The star is emceeing the event for the first time. First-time producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss will oversee the show, with Gigliotti serving as producer and Weiss on hand as co-producer and director.

Earlier on Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has held talks with the comedian about hosting the February ceremony. “I appreciate @TheAcademy for the opportunity,” wrote Hart in his post.

Hart added, “For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same…I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s suppose to.” 

The last two Oscar shows were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. But each year ratings declined, with a record-low 26.5 million viewers tuning in for last March’s broadcast, which adds to the pressure the new team will face in mounting the kudocast.

The Academy, which has promised that the show won’t run over three hours, has already announced one change — not all the awards in the 24 Oscar categories will be revealed live. Instead, six to eight categories will be announced before the audience at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood during commercial breaks, and edited excerpts from the acceptances will be aired later in the broadcast.

In August, the Academy’s board also recommended the creation of a new award, a so-called “popular” Oscar, that it said would recognize “outstanding achievement in popular film,” ensuring that some of the biggest box office successes of the year have a prominent place at the awards. But that idea met with so much resistance that the Academy shelved it a month later.

Hart previously hosted the MTV Movie Awards along with his Central Intelligence co-star Dwayne Johnson. He has publicly spoken about wanting to host the Oscars since at least 2015, when he told the morning show Live With Kelly and Michael (now Live With Kelly and Ryan) that he was actively campaigning to get the role. “That would be a major accomplishment. With what I’ve done and the progress I’ve made in my career, that’s definitely the next major step, I feel, for a comedian,” Hart said to the hosts at the time.

The Oscars will air live on Sunday, February, 24,2019 on ABC.

Source: Billboard.com