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I DUMPED MEDIKAL BECAUSE HE CHEATED – Sister Derby Finally Opens Up

Ghanaian musician and television presenter, Deborah Owusu Bonsu popularly known as Sister Derby has finally disclosed in an interview how her relationship with rapper Medikal ended.

According to Sister Derby also known as ‘The African Mermaid’, she broke up with Medikal after she heard rumours about him cheating on her.

“There were rumours of cheating and when I found out I just left. I know people think otherwise but I left.

I don’t see why I should fight for someone who is proving to be otherwise, there is no point. I saw the break up coming so I left”, she disclosed.

Sister Derby also stated that she wrote her hit song ‘Kakalika Love’ in 2018 before she broke up with Medikal. According to her, the song was not a ‘diss’ song as believed by Ghanaians but a way of telling her fans that she was no more in a relationship with Medikal.

“People assume and say it is a diss song, but as an artist, at the beginning of our relationship, I made my fans and the world know that I am dating this person.

As the break up happened its a way to also tell my fans this is the story. I can’t be a coward or hypocrite and stay silent about it. That is a way of telling my story, and there were no insults in it”, Sister Derby added.

ASAMOAH GYAN LOSES COURT CASE AGAINST SARAH KWABLAH, 3 OTHERS

Captain of Ghana’s national team, the Black star, Asamoah Gyan has lost a long running rape, sodomy, and extortion case involving the state and 4 accused persons.

According the Kasapafmonline.com, the Circuit court in Accra presided over by Her Honour Afia Agbanu Kumador has upheld a submission of no case filed by lawyers of Sarah Kwablah and three others against Asamoah Gyan, the Black stars captain.

The Black Stars Captain dragged the four to court for conspiracy and extortion after Ms Kwablah had alleged he raped her.

But in court today Wednesday March 20,2019 the court said the prosecution had not been able to prove that a prima facie case has been established against the accused persons.

Ms Sarah Kwablah was sued together with Osarfo Anthony (Arts/Entertainment Writer), Chris Handler (Blogger) and Ekow Micah (Musician) and were arrested, charged with conspiracy to extort money and arraigned before court.

Background Of Case

Daily Guide newspaper, published a story in June, 2015, which alleged that Sarah Kwablah, a 21-year-old student, wants to blackmail Asamoah Gyan with a sex video involving the two parties. The story caught national attention and was met with mixed beliefs and fraught with several conspiracy theories.

Sarah Kwablah’s side of the story, was however not captured in the publication. According to the paper, though they reached out to her via SMS, she failed to respond at the time of going to press.

Just after the publication, Sarah Kwablah approached Osarfo Anthony – then a writer for online media GHbase.com and gave her side of the story, which had it that, Asamoah Gyan raped and sodomized her which was caught on a CCTV in her house, but Daily Guide twisted the narrative of the story as “consensual sex” (video) to favour Gyan.

Sarah furnished Osarfo with all WhatsApp chats between Gyan and her, still pictures of her bloody naked body after the rape and sodomy she sent to Gyan – which alarmed Gyan, making him apologize for what he did, and Gyan’s WhatsApp voice notes in which he can be heard loud and clear, pleading with the girl not to let anyone see or know about what happened between them.

The site (GHbase.com) investigated and published more revelations on the alleged rape and sodomy story.

Asamoah Gyan’s team contacted the site’s Editor, Chris Handler and Osarfo, and pleaded with them to stop the publication.

The same Gyans, later, turned around to accuse Osarfo and 3 others, of conspiring to extort money from Gyan with their publications. Osarfo Anthony, Chris Handler, Sarah Kwablah, and Ekow Micah, were arrested, charged with conspiracy to extort money and arraigned before court.

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com

VGMA 2019 SLATED FOR MAY 18

The 20th edition of the prestigious Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has been slated for Saturday, May 18, at the Accra International Conference Centre after the nominees announcement came off on Friday, March 15, 2019.

The awards night will be live nationwide on TV3 and others and Africa wide on DSTV and of course Facebook live across the world, according to the organizers.

Even though there have been a lot of controversies after the release of the nominees for the awards, the CEO of Charter House, organizers of the awards, Theresa Ayoade, has stated that they expect this year’s edition to be one of the best they have seen in recent years.

The nominees jam for the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA20) will be held in Kumasi. It returns to Kumasi after it saw performances from Okyeame Kwame, Buk Bak, Stay Jay and many others 7 years ago It will be held on April 6, 20,19 at the Kumasi City Mall car park.

COURT TO PASS FINAL JUDGMENT ON ASAMOAH GYAN’S RAPE, SODOMY, & EXTORTION CASE TOMORROW

Accra Circuit Court 9 judge, Ms. Afia Agbanu Kumador, has set Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, to pass judgement on Ghana’s national team (Black star) captain, Asamoah Gyan’s rape, sodomy, and extortion case involving the state and 4 accused persons, namely; Osarfo Anthony (Arts/Entertainment Writer), Chris Handler (Blogger), Sarah Kwablah (Law Student), and Ekow Micah (Musician).

Background Of Case

Daily Guide newspaper, published a story in June, 2015, which alleged that Sarah Kwablah, a 21-year-old student, wants to blackmail Asamoah Gyan with a sex video involving the two parties. The story caught national attention and was met with mixed beliefs and fraught with several conspiracy theories.

Sarah Kwablah’s side of the story, was however not captured in the publication. According to the paper, though they reached out to her via SMS, she failed to respond at the time of going to press.

Just after the publication, Sarah Kwablah approached Osarfo Anthony – then a writer for online media GHbase.com and gave her side of the story, which had it that, Asamoah Gyan raped and sodomized her which was caught on a CCTV in her house, but Daily Guide twisted the narrative of the story as “consensual sex” (video) to favour Gyan.

Sarah furnished Osarfo with all WhatsApp chats between Gyan and her, still pictures of her bloody naked body after the rape and sodomy she sent to Gyan – which alarmed Gyan, making him apologize for what he did, and Gyan’s WhatsApp voice notes in which he can be heard loud and clear, pleading with the girl not to let anyone see or know about what happened between them.

The site (GHbase.com) investigated and published more revelations on the alleged rape and sodomy story.

Asamoah Gyan’s team contacted the site’s Editor, Chris Handler and Osarfo, and pleaded with them to stop the publication.

The same Gyans, later, turned around to accuse Osarfo and 3 others, of conspiring to extort money from Gyan with their publications. Osarfo Anthony, Chris Handler, Sarah Kwablah, and Ekow Micah, were arrested, charged with conspiracy to extort money and arraigned before court.

Court Facts On Trial After 3 Years

The trial, which promised to be over within some few months due to eagerness, assurance, and readiness from Asamoah Gyan’s lawyer and manager to the press – to substantiate their allegation and have the accused ones convicted, has been characterized with shocking and farcical drama in court over the past 3 years.

The first State Prosecutor, ACP Moses Atibilla, relieved himself from the case in strange circumstances; ushering in a Police Prosecutor who also appeared in court for a little over 3 months and handed the case to another State Prosecutor after change of government in 2017.
The current State Prosecutor, Mr. Richard Gyambibi, appeared a few times in court and vanished into thin air without any formal reason to the court. Some police prosecutors in court always held his brief.

The court has thrown out all evidences: chats, SMS, pictures, audio voices, and video, the prosecution tendered against the 4 accused. The evidences were described by defence counsels as fictitious, doctored, and maliciously ‘piece-meal’ to implicate the accused ones. The court, convinced after examining the evidences, struck them all out.

Mr. Mathew Banahene, the landlord whose house Gyan allegedly raped and sodomized Sarah Kwabla (then a tenant), testified just once and stopped going to the court. Mr. Banahene had told the media Sarah Kwablah had pleaded with him to lie to the public he heard her “screaming” when Gyan was raping her, to make her story believable so she extorts money from Gyan and reward him with $ 20,000.

Mr. Banahene fumbled ingloriously in court, conduct, that made the defence counsels respectfully prompt the judge:

“My Lord, humbly take note of his conduct. This is how false witnesses behave in the box.”

Defence counsels, Maurice Ampaw and Apanga Lamtiig, punched holes into Mr. Banahene’s wild testimony during cross-examination, describing it as “concocted.” His mouth was not sealed by the court but he stopped going to court to testify. He discharged himself.

The Police Investigator in the case, Richmond Ayayi, was interdicted from the police service for his involvement in an alleged 60 billion cedis gold theft. Though he claimed in his testimony that he’s still a police officer, he could not provide any evidence of reinstatement under cross-examination – till his mouth was sealed and discharged.

Asamoah Gyan’s manager, Samuel Annim Addo, who is the complainant in the trial, stopped going to the court over a year now. In his testimony to the court, Samuel Annim shockingly confessed that its Gyan’s lawyer, who advised him to implicate Osarfo Anthony.

Asamoah Gyan’s lawyer, Kissi Agyebeng, who was the believed last witness for the prosecution, after telling the judge in open court a year ago that he will be the next witness, has failed to appear in court to testify. He’s currently no more the lawyer for Asamoah Gyan.

Judge Closes Prosecution’s Case

The trial judge, Ms. Afia Agbanu Kumador, having patiently allowed the prosecution to drag the trial unduly for over 3 years, closed the case of the prosecution “suo motu” (on the court’s own authority):

“The Attorney General Officer, Richard Gyambibi, who is in charge of this case is absent; though the court has adjourned several times to enable him come to court to continue prosecuting this matter.

“The PW3 (Landlord) who is in the box, failed to avail himself in court for further cross examination. His evidence is hereby expunged from the records. The court ‘suo motu’ closes the case of the prosecution because despite the substantive prosecutor and the witness having been given several opportunities to come to court to prosecute this matter, they have failed to do so. The case of the prosecution is hereby closed.”

Defence Counsels’ Remarks

All 4 accused, instructed their lawyers to file a submission of no case – which was done, presented, and accepted by the trial judge. According to defence lawyer, Maurice Ampaw;

“All the accused ones did not commit any crime and so this whole trial is a waste of the court’s time, my time, my client’s time, and all who followed this case’s time! Prosecution has not been able to establish any case against any of the accused because the accused ones did not commit the alleged crime in the first place! They are all innocent from day one!

“Prosecutor, complainant, and witnesses have all ran away (laughed)! We were always present in court – daring them to face us! We were fully prepared for this trial but they ran away. I knew they will run away because they have no case.”

He added that, “There’s no need to open any defence. It will be a waste of time for the court and my clients. We want the court to pass judgement based on the submission of no case we submitted. The court accepted it and the judge has written her verdict. The press and all those who want the truth, should be in court to listen to the ruling. Thank you.”

Judge Sets Date For Passing Judgement

Come Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, Accra Circuit Court 9 will see the trial judge, pass verdict for all and sundry to know whether the suspects are guilty or innocent.

Source: Ghanapoliticsonline.com

MISS GHANA SUES FORMER BEAUTY QUEENS FOR DEFAMATION   

Miss Ghana 2010 Stephanie Karikari and others have been dragged to an Accra High Court by Inna Mariam Patty and Exclusive Events Ghana Limited (EEGL).

Inna, who is also Miss Ghana 2004 winner and the CEO of Exclusive Events Ghana Limited, in a lawsuit spotted by News-One, seeks to clear her name of allegations by the ex- queens that she has turned the Miss Ghana pageant into an “escort agency”.

In December 2017, three former winners of the Miss Ghana pageant painted a gloomy picture of the beauty event, alleging that they were pimped by the organisers.

The queens— Stephanie Karikari (Miss Ghana 2010), Antoinette Delali Kemavor Miss (Ghana 2015) and Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi )Miss Ghana 2013) — spoke to entertainment website Ghanacelebrities.com and claimed they were sometimes pimped to raise money to support the pageant run by Inna Mariam Patty and Exclusive Event Ghana.

Inna had subsequently denied the allegations, but she is also in court to seek a legal redress of the matter to clear her name and the bad image the queens created about the very Miss Ghana brand.

The others captured in the lawsuit in addition to the above mentioned queens are Margaret Kuma-Minta (Miss Ghana 2013 first runner-up), Writer Chris Vincent and his website Ghanacelebrities.com.

I PAID 1500 POUNDS TO BLEACH MY SKIN – Ellen Mensah

Fast-rising Ghanaian actress, Ellen Mensah, says she had to take an injection which cost about 2000 pounds to bleach her skin in order to grab rich white men.

According to her, most of the Ghanaian men are jobless and poor so would She also added that because they are jobless they like wasting ladies time.

The budding actress further revealed that she is now into white men only. Ellen stressed that, it is not all white who qualify but very rich ones because poor men can’t approach her.

She made this known when she appeared on the Delay Show hosted by Deloris Frimpong Manso.

Watch the full interview below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

Video credit: Delay TV(YouTube)

FIND FENNEC OKYERE’S KILLERS AND STOP ARRESTING WEE SMOKERS – Kwaw Kese Blasts Police   

Wednesday March 13, 2019 was exactly 5 years since the shocking demise of Fennec Okyere, who was a Businessman and former manager of Rapper Kwaw Kese.

Remembering his late manager, Rapper Kwaw Kese has asked the Ghana Police Service to stop apprehending marijuana (wee) smokers and concentrate on necessary matters that deserve the attention of the Police, like finding the killers of his former Manager, the late Fennec Okyere.

In an interview on Neat FM’s ‘Entertainment Ghana’ programme on Wednesday, Kwaw Kese wondered why in the 21st Century; Police in Ghana still arrests people who indulge in either the smoking or cultivation of marijuana or cannabis, when there are several murderers out there walking freely.

“Ghana Police is not reliable. The other time I was on my way to an interview and was I even late. I saw the Police behind me, I stopped and they said they wanted to search for weed in my car, after they arrested and jailed me in Kumasi, they are still not satisfied. Meanwhile my manager Fennec Okyere has been murdered mysteriously and the Police are not even serious about investigating his case and finding the killers,” he lamented.

The “Yakubu” Rapper added that “It is so painful that, we are in Ghana and we refuse to pay attention to relevant issues and we rather concentrate on needless things. Head of institutions who are supposed to concentrate on more important things are rather doing the opposite.”

Kwaw Kese, speaking to host Kwame Adjetia, asked the Police to cease these unnecessary acts and focus their attention on “conducting investigations when matters arise. That’s what is important.”

The rapper, who has still not recovered from the ghastly murder of his late Manager, also took to social media to remember him.

He posted the late Fennec Okyere’s picture with this caption: “You’ll never be forgotten #rip Fennec #itsbeen5years”.

Fennec Okyere was killed at his Manet Gardens residence on the Spintex Road in Accra on Thursday, March 13, 2014, by unknown assailants. He died at age 31.

Bulldog was arrested by the Police Criminal Investigative Department (CID) on Thursday, April 10, 2014, as prime suspect in the murder of Fennec, because had allegedly threatened to kill Fennec.

However, an Accra Central District Court in January 2018 set Bulldog free from allegations of murder.

GHANAIAN COMPOSER EMERITUS PROFESSOR KWABENA NKETIA IS DEAD

Ghanaian ethnomusicologist and composer, Emeritus Professor Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia has died.

The renowned writer died at the Legon Hospital in Accra, Wednesday morning after short illness, asempanews.com can confirm. He was 97.

Kwabena Nketia was born (June 22, 1921) at Mampong, then a little town in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He received his first musical education, and eventually trained as a teacher at the Presbyterian Training College, Akropong Akwapin – where he later taught and was appointed Acting Principal in 1952.

At 23, a very young age to go abroad in those days, Kwabena, through a Ghanaian government scholarship, went to the University of London to study for a certificate of phonetics at the School of Oriental and African studies.

He went on (1949) to Birkeck College, University of London, and Trinity College of Music, London, to obtain his Bachelor of Arts degree.

In 1958 he came to the United States, attending Columbia University, Juliard School of Music, and Northwestern University to do courses in musicology and composition. After a year in the United States, he returned to Ghana where he rapidly rose through the ranks at the University of Ghana, Legon – from Senior Research Fellow (1962), to Associate Professor, and finally a full professor in 1963. Two years later, he was appointed Director of the Institute of African Studies.

Prof. Nketia is world-renowned as musicologist and composer. He is to African music what Bartok is to Western music. Of all the interpreters of African music and aesthetics, Nketia sets the pace.

His concept and interpretation of time and rhythmic patterns in Ghanaian and other African folk music were revolutionary, and became standard for researchers and scholars around the world.

For example, Nketia introduced the use of the easier-to-read 6/8 time signature in his compositions as an alternative to the use of duple (2/4) time with triplets used earlier by his mentor, Ephraim Amu. Although this practice undermined Amu’s theory of a constant basic rhythm (or pulse) in African music, and generated some debate, Nketia maintained that the constant use of triplets in a duple time signature was misleading.

Today, many scholars around the world have found Nketia’s theory very useful in transcribing African music. Prof. Nketia’s work to reconcile the melodic and rhythmic elements of folk music with contemporary music spurred a new kind of compositional technique for African musicians and academics, worldwide.

Other pioneering work include the transcription of many Ghanaian folk songs in a manner virtually free from Western influences.

Kwabena Nketia studied with the Rev. Danso, who was a pupil of Ephraim Amu. It is, therefore, no surprise that his earliest choral works were deeply influenced by the pioneering work of Ephraim Amu.

Some of his well-known choral works include Adanse Kronkron, Morbid Asem, Monna N’Ase and Monkafo No. Other vocal works with piano accompaniment include Yaanom Montie, Onipa Dasani Nni Aye, Onipa Beyee Bi, Yiadom Heneba, Mekae Na Woantie, Maforo Pata Hunu, Obarima Nifahene and Asuo Meresen.

He also wrote extensively for Western orchestral instruments, like the flute, violin, cello, percussion and piano. But it is through Nketia’s pace-setting works for traditional African instruments that his genius is acclaimed.

He wrote for a variety of combinations of modern and local African instruments. Works in this category include the Builsa Work Song (1960), Dagarti Work Song (1961), At the Cross Roads (1961), Owora (1961), Volta Fantasy (1961) and Contemplation (1961).

spanking new video: “SHAY ON YOU” BY WENDY SHAY

It’s a step by step movement from Wendy Shay with the best of music.

The female act signed to RuffTown Records released her debut album on the 20th of December, 2018 and it was captioned Shay On You. Surprisingly, the title of the album is also a single on the album.

“Shay On You” is an afrodancehall themed song in which she brings the best of her afrobeat craft and fuses it with the dancehall genre. For someone who is new to dancehall, the Uber Driver hitmaker puts much energy into this one to make a statement. Shay On You is coined from her name Wendy Shay with the song sending the message that she is right in the faces of people and they must be ready to accept her as she is here to stay. Music is about versatility and she gets it on point.

This single comes with a music video which was directed by Yaw SkyFace. Shot on location in Jamestown, a suburb of Accra, the video shows a different element of Wendy Shay in the midst of men in a male dominated music industry. Not perturbed, her stand is very strong and she is ready for the game.

Checkout the video below:

MAYBELLINE NEW YORK GHANA ANNOUNCES DJ CUPPY AMBASSADOR FOR GHANA & NIGERIA

Maybelline New York, the world’s leading cosmetics brand, is excited to announce Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola famously known as ‘DJ Cuppy’ as ‘MAYBELLINE IT GIRL’ for Ghana and for Nigeria.
An international DJ, Musician and Philanthropist with a rapidly increasing fan base, Cuppy is well known around the continent and recognized for her skills on the turntable, her philanthropic work and warm personality.
“As a young African female, it is an honour for me to be able to represent and join the Maybelline New York family! As a teenager, Maybelline was my first ever makeup purchase,” said Cuppy.
“It is exciting to be a voice for not only myself but for every other young girl who wants to feel appreciated and valued in their various communities. We are strong, beautiful and capable of exceeding expectations and that to me is what Maybelline stands for. I could not be prouder to represent them and make it happen.”
Cuppy joins an impressive lineup of international ‘IT GIRLS’ who have helped shape the identity of the iconic Maybelline New York brand. “Cuppy embodies the determination, passion and dream of making it happen in New York City,” said Sekou Coulibaly, Managing Director, L’Oréal West Africa.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1992, Cuppy’s musical endeavours began at a young age. By the time she turned 18, whilst attaining a BSc Economics at Kings College London, she was already producing her own tracks and DJing around the world. To this date, Cuppy’s DJ skills have taken her to over 30 countries and has allowed her to perform for Presidential Inaugurations including that of Ghana’s.
Cuppy’s open-format DJ style and unlimited genre catalogue takes audiences on an exuberant journey. She is praised for her ability to seamlessly fuse global tunes, relating with any diverse crowd. With her lovable personality and undeniable hard work ethic, she has quickly risen and continues her pop-cultured supreme lead role as an international pan-African brand. In 2015, Cuppy embarked on an 8-country tour of Africa called ‘Cuppy Takes Africa’, now a TV show on FOX. In 2017, she released her hit debut single, ‘Green Light’, which won the hearts of Cuppy fans around the world. 2018 saw Cuppy follow up with ‘Vybe’, ‘Currency’ and ‘Werk’. Also in 2018, Cuppy established her own foundation ‘Cuppy Foundation’ which makes education accessible to those less able to afford them.
Cuppy has worked with some of the biggest and most exciting international organizations and publications and is well known for her charitable and philanthropic efforts. This partnership seeks to foster inclusiveness and empower all to make it happen.
Maybelline New York launched in Ghana in 2015 and in Nigeria in 2013, taking West Africa as the fastest growing makeup brand in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2018, Maybelline New York in Ghana was named the Makeup Brand of Year during the annual Ghana Makeup Awards. In Nigeria, the brand continues to activate consumers through experiential activations. The brand continues to inspire urban women in West Africa to beauty and takes trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk.