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125 AFRICAN ARTISTES TO PERFORM AT AFRIMA AWARDS 2018 IN GHANA

Over 125 artistes from the African continent and other parts of the world are billed to participate in the AFRIMA awards which will take place from November 21 to 24.

The organisers disclosed that the 125 artistes coming for AFRIMA will be accompanied by the managers and dancers, adding that the African Union (AU) has also sent a 24-man delegation to attend the event while local and international media will also be present to cover the entire event.

The Vice Chairman of the National Planning Committee for All African Music Awards (AFRIMA), Nana Anim, in an interview with Happy FM, said, “We are expecting over a thousand foreigners in the country all because of AFRIMA; so just imagine the monies Ghana will get from hosting the event. 

The taxi drivers, hotels, food vendors and others will all benefit and above all, it will boost the tourism sector and that will make the country to generate more revenue.”

Activities scheduled to precede the main awards ceremony include the AFRIMA welcome soiree; Africa music business summit; AFRIMA music village; media interviews/meet & greet and a tour of the historic Elmina Castle in Ghana.

Among Ghanaian artistes nominated in various categories at this year’s AFRIMA are Kidi, Kuami Eugene, King Promise, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Efya, Ebony, Joe Mettle and Becca.

Democratic Republic of Congo-born international recording artiste and rapper, Maître Gims, and South Africa’s fast rising songstress and songwriter, Shekhinah, received seven nominations each to emerge highest nominated artistes for the fifth edition of AFRIMA.

Closely following the top contenders are Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz and Ethiopia’s Betty G, who each earned six nominations; while Simi (Nigeria) and Nasty C (South Africa) got five nominations each.

AFRIMA is to reward and celebrate musical works, talents and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage. The four-day event, according to the event organisers, is packed with various activities about the creative arts.

This is the first time Ghana is organising the prestigious event.

CONTROVERSIES HELP PUT US OUT THERE – MzVee

While some people in the limelight would do all they can to avoid them, Lynx Entertainment signee, MzVee believes controversies help push brands up.

In an interview on the role controversies play in the lives of celebs, the Bend Down singer who said she is not controversial said it however helps with brand positioning.

“I am not fond of controversies but what I can say is that, they help push one’s brand up, they put you out there, people look out for you etc.

“See for example, if I suffer a wardrobe mal-function right now, the media will carry it everywhere and people would want to know more about me. They would want to know who I am, what I do etc.

“I am not a controversial person but because it is part of the game, I cannot avoid it but in all that, I try to handle it well”, she said.

The award winning musician also spoke about the attention her Bend Down song is getting saying the feedback has been amazing.

“Bend Down is dance music and everyone knows I love to dance a lot. I heard the beat and I just knew I had to jump on it. The reception has been so good, MzVee said.

Bend Down features award winning musician Kuami Eugene and production credit goes to MOG Beatz. MzVee hit the limelight in 2012 as part of girl band, D3, managed by Lynx Entertainment, which later split up.

She began her solo career shortly afterwards under Lynx and she has released a number of hit songs like Bokor Bokor, Sing My Name, Rewind, Daavi, Come And See My Moda, I Don’t Know among others.

MzVee, who has been in the industry for seven years says she has grown as a person in the industry and music has given her another perspective about life and how she associates with people.

I WAS ABUSED BY A MAN WHO WAS IN DENIAL THAT I LEFT HIM – Benedicta Gafah Reveals

Actress Benedicta Gafah has finally broken her silence on rumour that her ex-lover brutally beat and sacked her from their house.

The movie star for the past months since this issue came out has been mute on it but has finally voiced out to explain what exactly happened. She decided to tell her side of the story after TV and radio presenter Afia Schwarzenegger put up a graphic picture of her on Instagram telling the world what happened to her after the severe beatings she received.

Miss Gafah in the post on her Instagram page explaining the cause of the bruises on her face revealed that the man did not want to accept the fact that she wanted to walk out of their relationship after she, Gafah found out that he was a married man.

Benedicta Gafah in the post wrote to address Afia Schwarzenegger wrote:

“This is the only time I will Address this situation and I won’t go into detail! My dear @queenafiaschwarzenegger , regardless of everything that has transpired between me and you, I love you as a strong woman that doesn’t conform to society and men! Moreso because I have seen you stand up to men that want to belittle and abuse women! I was abused by a man who was in denial that I left him because I found out that he was married and I refused to continue the relationship we were in, after his wife called me to narrate everything to me. When the man that sent you the picture of my brutally beaten face, my wish was that you ask him What kind of man take joy and pleasure for doing such a heinous act and then send to people? Why does he want me to take the case out of court by reaching out to soo many respectable people? Why is he offering me things to end this matter in court? I will let the laws of the country take care of the rest!! I know there are lots of victims like me being abused emotionally and physically every single day but are scared to speak out just because of what society will say. There’s this negative stigma to people in the entertainment industry especially women. We are perceived to be evil and money hungry but deep down lots of us have hearts of gold. There are thousands of ladies being abused daily. This is a PROBLEM! I’m not ashamed of this picture at all. This picture is a reflection of our world today and the plight women go through every day. I went through this 4 years ago and by the Lords grace, look at me now. I have favor with the Lord and living my best life!!!”.

I WILL GIVE MY TITHE TO THE NEEDY THAN THE CHURCH – John Dumelo

Actor John Dumelo has said that instead of giving his tithe to the church which does not need it, he usually gives it out to the needy on the streets so they could also have a better life.

The issue of tithing has been on the discussion table on social media with a section of social media users insisting that there is no need paying tithe to the Church since it is just enriching Pastors whiles Church members continue to be poor.

John Dumelo stating his stands on his Twitter page said “I give my tithe to the needy most of the time. I think they need it more than the ‘church’. I don’t know if it’s wrong”.

VICTORIA LEBENE WINS TWO AWARDS IN FOUR DAYS

It has been 5 years of her fast rising acting career and she is beginning to gain recognition for her passion.

Beautiful actress Victoria Lebene Mekpah has bagged two new accolades within four days.

Victoria won “Breakout Actor of The Year” at the just ended Scream All Youth Awards 2018, which took place at Victoria Island in Nigeria on Wednesday November, 7, 2018.

The Scream awards is an all youth award scheme designed to honor and applaud outstanding youths in the creative arts industry and business world across Africa.

The “Bitter Sweet Wine” actress also, emerged “Student Favorite Actress Of The Year” at the C-Base Awards 2018 held on Saturday November 10, 2018 at the Nation Theater in Accra.

Victoria Lebene started acting in 2013 and left the scene for the next movie star 2014, in Nigeria and was among the final 5. She resumed strongly to the acting field again in 2015 till date.

Lebene holds a Human Resource Management Degree from Zenith University, and she developed the passion for acting during her time in school and hopes to take her career to the world stage.

Victoria who is currently persuing  Development Communications at the African University College of Communication, has now added Journalism to her acting career. She is currently on GH One TV as a Broadcast Journalist.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

I HAVEN’T HAD SEX IN A YEAR – Yvonne Nelson

After the “Yaa Asantewaa” as she is called by friends had her baby a year ago with British photographer, there were several reports of them breaking up.

He was however present at their daughter’s one year celebration last week and has also wished her a happy birthday on Instagram.

Well, this revelation sums up rumors that the two are just co-parenting and nothing more.

Popular Ghanaian Actress and mother of one, Yvonne Nelson has revealed she hasn’t had sex in a year.

She made this known after she left a comment on a post by Hamamat Montia on Instagram.

The “Shea Butter Queen”, Hamamat, wished her a birthday in a post on Instagram and wished her lots of amazing sex.
She wrote: “Yvonne, in responding to the wish revealed that she hasn’t sex in a year”.

MR EAZI TO FUND MUSIC VIDEO FOR 100 EMERGING ARTISTES ACROSS AFRICA

Nigerian singer, songwriter and entrepreneur Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade better known by his stage name Mr Eazi, is calling up all emerging artistes across Africa to support and fund for their music videos.

The “Akwaaba” hitmaker made a call on twitter to emerging artistes across Africa to submit their entries on Instagram and get the chance to be part of 100 talented individuals he is going to support and fund for their music videos.

He tweeted:

“Calling out Emerging Artists Across Africa, its Time to Submit Your Entries on Instagram and be part of 100 talented individuals who will be getting music video Funding!!! Follow the link for more info”

He is the pioneer of Banku music, a fusion sound he describes as a mixture of Ghanaian highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns.

Mr Eazi relocated to Kumasi in 2008 and enrolled at KNUST, where he began booking artists to perform at college parties.

He showed interest in music after recording a guest verse on “My Life”, a song that gained traction and became a popular record at KNUST.

Mr Eazi released his debut mixtape, About to Blow, in July 2013.

LUMBA LOOK-ALIKE ANOKYE SUPREMO LOSES ONE EYE

Highlife artiste Anokye Supremo is suffering from a tumor in his head that has blurred his vision.

According to the Daddy Lumba look-alike, he cannot see with his left eye. He told citinewsroom.com in an interview that the whole thing started about a month ago when he experienced severe headache.

“It started in October and I thought it was migraine. I went to the hospital and was told I had a tumor in my head which has caused an enlargement in my left eye,” he said.

At the moment, he is going for an MRI test but according to him, he has been told by his doctors it will take him about Ghs 10, 000 to have a surgery done on the tumour. He noted that for the past three weeks he has always been indoors. He was given some painkillers but would not even salve the pain.

“I can’t see with my left eye. It is gradually bulging out of the eye socket. I am really suffering. For about 3 weeks now, I have been indoors,” he said.

Anokye Supremo (formerly known as DL Junior) was discovered in 2010 in ‘Just Like You’, a reality TV show which gave artistes the platform to mimic their favourite celebrities.

DL Junior, on that show imitated Daddy Lumba. After the show, Anokye who has similar looks as Daddy Lumba has been plying his trade as a musician.

He had to change his name from DL Junior to Anokye Supremo after he was sued earlier this year by highlife artiste Daddy Lumba, ordering him to stop using his name and stop singing his songs at programmes. DL Junior is known for his songs Befa Me, Efri Nea Efire and Hye Wo Ho Den, Krom Aye De, and Hash Wuish.

IM IN LOVE WITH FELLA’S HARD AFRICAN FACE AND HER DARK SKIN – Medikal Admits

What started as mere rumors with some people even thinking it was a publicity stunt, is lowly becoming a real life love story.

Rapper Medikal has finally confirmed his speculated romantic relationship with actress Fela Makafui and he has affirmed his unconditional love for her.

The “Ayekoo” hit maker in a latest Instagram post has revealed how long he has known Fela and much he loves the YOLO actress.

“5 years ago we became friends. you’ve always been hard working and a very strong respectful powerful black woman. You teach me a lot of things day in and day out. People criticize me as if they’ve never had ex’s and aren’t into new relationships but anyway I guess that’s how it goes. Its also rather unfortunate that Some people don’t understand us and say or act towards however they feel and sad how they don’t know what led to my current breakup with my ex. I never expected to be foes with my ex after our breakup, wanted us to still stay cool as good friends because who knows what might happen next in this life ? but unfortunately she is out there mocking me and you with songs and videos etc. I want the world to know I’m glad I found you and finally fell in love with you after several years of friendship. Im in love with your hard African face and your dark skin as they say. Your beauty is impeccable and your level of maturity can’t be taken away from you! ❤”.

Rumours surfaced last week that the Tema-based rapper, Medikal, had fallen out of love with his longtime girlfriend, Deborah Vanessa, known in showbiz as sister Derby after about three years of dating.

Actress Fella Makafui’s name came up as the new found love of Medikal. Though the two did not explicitly confirm their breakup, tweets from them and subsequent release of singles from suggested they were no longer together. Medikal and Fella Makafui have since last week been frolicking and showing off their affection for each other through social media posts.

But in her single titled Kakalika, the ‘Uncle Obama’ hit maker laughed off the love brewing between Medikal and Fella, claiming the pair were behaving like cockroaches at the time they started seeing each other at her blindside.

The Too Risky hitmaker, however, suggested in his single, which featured King Promise, that Sister Derby was worrying him with marriage. Medikal also praised the physique of his new found love as he likened Fella’s backside to “a plantation”.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

LEAVE MEDIKAL AND FELLA MAKAFUI TO HAVE FUN – Okyeame Kwame

Rapper Okyeame Kwame has asked Ghanaians to let the newest celebrity lovebirds in town, Medikal and Fella Makafui, whose love affair grabbed headlines last week, to be and have fun for they are young.

Commenting on the on Medical and Fella Makafui trending love affair, on 3Music on TV3 last Friday, Okyeame Kwame said “They’re young people let them have fun…young people should have fun; they should express themselves”

He told host of the #3MusicFlava, Lenny Lomotey that though everyone wished Medikal took Sister Derby to the altar but the fact that it didn’t happen does not mean life cannot go on.

“I mean what were you expecting? That Medikal and Deborah will get married? If it happened like that all of us would go for the wedding, [but] it didn’t happen, let life go on!” advised.

Rumours surfaced last week that the Tema-based rapper, Medikal, had fallen out of love with his longtime girlfriend, Deborah Vanessa, known in showbiz as sister Derby after about three years of dating.

Actress Fella Makafui’s name came up as the new found love of Medikal.

Though the two did not explicitly confirm their breakup, tweets from them and subsequent release of singles from suggested they were no longer together. Medikal and Fella Makafui have since last week been frolicking and showing off their affection for each other through social media posts.

But in her single titled Kakalika, the ‘Uncle Obama’ hit maker laughed off the love brewing between Medikal and Fella, claiming the pair were behaving like cockroaches at the time they started seeing each other at her blindside.

The Too Risky hitmaker, however, suggested in his single, which featured King Promise, that Sister Derby was worrying him with marriage. Medikal also praised the physique of his new found love as he likened Fella’s backside to “a plantation”.