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video:I AM PROUD OF SHATTA WALE; THIS IS A TRUE MANIFESTATION – Michy Speaks On Beyonce’s Collabo

Diamond Michelle Gbagonah, the ex-girlfriend of Shatta Wale and mother of his son, has added her voice to the congratulatory messages being thrown on social media for the singer.

Michy, as she is now known, spoke about Shatta Wale following the release of the official video of the “Already” song with Beyonce on July 31, 2020.

Speaking in an interview with Nkonkonsa, Michy said she was very proud of her Taking Over crooner following the international collaboration.

According to her, they (Shatta and herself) already spoke of a moment like this during the singer’s struggling moments in his residence at Nima on their “2 by 4 student’s mattress”.

“These are the things we talked about before this day came on the 2 by 4 student bed in Nima,” Michy recounted.

She stated that Shattawale has shown the “power of what true manifestation is,” as it is obvious that he had dreams of making himself proud one day.

Weeks ago Shattawale spoke in an interview on Peace FM, where he showered lots of praises on his baby mama for her clear exhibition of maturity following their split.

According to Melissa singer, Michy has not even for once spoken ill of him even though their relationship did not really end on so much of a good note. Shatta Wale and Michy split many months ago following so many speculations about their relationship.

Both of them have not really come out to categorically state the main cause of their unfortunate split. The duo has a son, Majesty, together who they both love and adore very much.
Watch the full interview below:

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SHATTA WALE TO COLLABORATE WITH MEEK MILL?

American Rapper Meek Mill and Ghanaian dancehall artiste Shatta Wale are reportedly set to work together on a song.

The two music kings will record a song for Meek’s upcoming mixtape titled ‘Land of Africa’.

This comes after a snippet of Beyoncé’s ‘Already’ which features Shatta Wale had gone viral.

A verified Instagram account dedicated to publishing news about the award-winning American rapper posted the news during the weekend “Seems #shattawale may have a record featuring #meekmill to be on his next mixtape for ‘Land of Africa’. If so, it’s gonna be a bop,” 

Shatta Wale has been trending since weekend after posting a snippet of the video for his song with Beyoncé titled ‘Already’. It is believed that the dancehall king is expanding his territory with the Beyoncé’s song—and the Meek Mill collaboration will be a typical example if it goes through.

Source: NKONKONSA.com

WOULD NIGERIANS BE SO EXCITED & TWEET IF WE HAD BIG BROTHER GHANA? – Jon Germain Asks

Broadcaster Jon Germain is dumbfounded about the emotional attachment of Ghanaians to the reality show, Big Brother Naija.

The reality show which sees contestants from Nigeria living in an isolated house and competing for a cash prize by avoiding being evicted from the house has received large viewership and following in Ghana, to the extent that some Ghanaian viewers raise heated but engaging arguments over who they are ticking to win the ultimate prize.

But Jon Germain is asking if the reality show were to be held in Ghana, would Nigerians patronise it like Ghanaians do with the Big Brother Naija.

He wants to know if Nigerians would support and exhibit the same energy and response that Ghanaians have attached to the show.

”Will Nigerians, post and tweet and be so excited as Ghanaians are, if it was BIG BROTHER GHANA?”, he tweeted.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

KEEP MY NAME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH – Wiyaala Tells Entertainment Critics

Wiyaala has registered her displeasure with comments in the media that she is not making an impact in Ghana because she only focuses her attention on abroad.

According to her, the media should stop talking about her if they indeed think that she does not matter in the music industry in Ghana.

Earlier last week, music producer JMJ was quoted to have said that the female music scene in Ghana is almost dead after the exit of Kaakie, Ebony and a few others.

“We can hardly see any female in that same light as them. Shouts to Wiyaala who is doing well out there. She could be an exception but the rest are still not there yet for me,” JMJ was quoted.

But during a discussion on JMJ’s claims, entertainment critic Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo has said he is confused with the shout-out to Wiyaala.

“I got confused with that shout-out because what is he talking about? Is he talking about your ability to do good music, your international appeal or the fact that in this Ghanaian music industry now in our terrain who is actually out there? In Ghana, Wiyaala is not out there, let’s be fair. For some years, she and her management decided that our target is that international market. So I am confused about JMJ shout-out to Wiyaala,” Arnold said.

But it appeared Wiyaala was not happy with the line of conversation.

In a video she shared on Instagram on Saturday, she stated that the media should stop discussing her if she doesn’t count in Ghana—indicating her comment was not because she was angry.

“This message is going to industry players especially those who do the blogging criticising or whatever. JMJ, Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo and all your whatever, if I don’t really count in this industry and I have never been counted as part of this industry, then don’t discuss me when you’re talking about showbiz in Ghana,” she said.

“You can’t always mention my name and turn around and say ‘shouts to Wiyaala’ but she doesn’t count because she and manager are just concentrating abroad doing international stuff…,” she added.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

57-YEAR-OLD GHANAIAN ACTRESS KYEIWAA MARRIES AMERICA

Actress Rose Mensah, known popularly as Kyeiwaa, and her husband, Michael Kissi Asare, sealed their union with a white a wedding ceremony in Worcester, Massachusetts on Saturday, July 25, 2020.

The ceremony was attended by a number of her relatives and friends. The Kumawood actress trended in January 2020 after reports of her remarrying under the laws of United States of America went viral.

The 57-year-old actress and Michael Kissi Asare went to court to get married at the time. It, therefore, took them six months to organise a white wedding to seal their marriage due to constraints by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is, however, the second time she has said ‘I do’ after her first failed marriage in 2015.

She was married to Kumasi-based spare parts dealer, Daniel Osei, but their union lasted not more than five days. She returned her ring and drinks after she discovered that Osei was already married to another woman.

She was accompanied by her father and a number of Kumawood actors and actresses to annul the marriage. In an interview after the annulment, Kyeiwaa said she was aware Osei had a child with another woman but she didn’t know he was married to her and since she didn’t want to be a second wife, the right thing to do was to annul the marriage.

After the divorce brouhaha, she has been in and out of Ghana, predominantly domiciled in America.

NO ACTOR OR ACTRESS CAN SURVIVE WITH ONLY ACTING IN GHANA – Kwaku Sintim-Misa

Legendary Ghanaian entertainer and host of the KSM Show, Kwaku Sintim-Misa says no actor makes a fortune from acting in Ghana.

According to KSM, any actor or actress who claims to have made money from acting in the country is deceiving Ghanaians.

He argued that acting in Ghana doesn’t generate lots of money, hence disclosing the actors have a side job that they rely on to better their lives.

To him, to survive solely from acting is an impossible mission.

‘When I see people in Ghana who say I am a professional actor or actress, that’s all I do; I say in your dreams man. And survive in Ghana? That all you’re doing is to act, no; It’s not possible! No way and that’s the only income is from acting in Ghana, no way”

It could be recalled that veteran actor, Kofi Adjorlolo months ago accused some movie producers of owing him because they had failed to pay him for his acting roles in their movies.

Kofi Adjorlolo shed tears on Peace FM’s entertainment programme dubbed ”Entertainment Review” and threatened to take action against them if they refuse to give him his money.

Following Adjorlolo’s revelations, actor cum fashion designer Elikem Kumordzie argued that his colleagues are near broke because they don’t have a side job but depend solely on the income they make from their acting careers.

He believed the actors will not have many complaints about their financial progress if they would crave multiple streams of income by taking up additional occupations.

KSM, speaking in an interview with Nkonkonsa.com, sided with Elikem Kumordzie stressing the actors making a good living have a separate work to complement their acting career.

”I am saying they do other things to make their money and they use that money to support their acting career [you know]. But I don’t know of anyone who has, only on acting, to say I will be counted among the rich people in Ghana because all I do is act; no”, he said .

The veteran comedian added that the Ghanaian actors and actresses who have enriched themselves primarily derived their riches from penetrating the Nigerian market.

‘Most of the Ghanaian actors who made quite a good amount of money from acting, you’ll realize they were in Nigeria. They did lots of work with Nigeria or they had the Nigerian connection and that’s where most of them made good money and there, money can be made.”

‘But in Ghana, to say you’re purely living, born, bred and you’re acting in Ghana and that you have cash; oh please! Who’s paying you?” he questioned.

Watch the full interview below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

ZYNNELL ZUH FOUNDATION SET TO EQUIP ORPHANS & VULNERABLE YOUTHS

Zynnell Zuh, one of Ghana’s biggest names in Entertainment is now using her voice in a new way through the launch of her foundation, aptly named Zynnell Zuh Foundation(@zynnellzuhfoundation)
The Foundation is focused on “orphans and vulnerable youth-related causes” concentrating on areas such as children’s healthcare, orphanage home adoptions, eradicating child poverty, sustainability, mental health, human rights, anti-bullying and education.
This is not @zynnellzuh’s  first go-round with charitable work: In the last 6 years she has worked in partnership with the African Rights Initiative International as an ambassador for the United Against Child Poverty Campaign. She plans to continue working with ARII alongside the work of the Zynnell Zuh Foundation(@zynnellzuhfoundation)
Ignited by a burning passion to advocate for the rights of vulnerable children and youths, Zynnell Zuh says that, “This has been a life long journey for me, I was a member of the Child Rights Club in Wesley Girls High School and became the Organizing Secretary in my final year. It’s been a very long journey and I’m so excited to finally launch The Zynnell Zuh Foundation. For a long time, I’ve wanted to find a way to give back to my fans and amplify the causes that my fans and I care deeply about. My goal in launching the foundation is to work alongside my fans, to do everything I can to provide them with a platform that inspires positive change, and empowers vulnerable children and youths. I am hoping that through this foundation, we can use this as a way to lift each other up, learn together and inspire more people to get involved in giving back,” said Zynnell.
Going forward, fans’ voices will be especially important: donors’ preferences will also help identify the causes the Foundation will support.

SARKODIE TO STAND FOR PRESIDENT IN 2024?

Multiple award-winning rapper Sarkodie has incurred the wrath of the Twitter gods after announcing his ambition to be president in 2024.

Many African celebrities, probably spurred on by American rapper Kanye West’s initiative, have announced their intention to ascend the throne of the highest office in their respective countries.

It will be recalled that our very own Princess Shyngle also announced her intention to be Gambia’s president at some point.

In light of this, Sarkodie took to twitter to announce his presidential ambition, and the response was mixed as usual with some encouraging him while others also completely broke his resolve.

Watch Sarkodie’s post below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

COOKED FOOD DISBURSED DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN COST GH¢54.3 MILLION – Minister of Finance Reveals

The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed that dry food packs and hot cooked meals distributed by the government to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic cost GH¢54.3 million.

Additionally, Mr Ofori-Atta stated that the government transferred an amount of GH¢50.2 million to 400,000 beneficiaries under the the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme

Addressing Parliament today, the Minister stated that government through the Gender Ministry and NADMO provided 1,827,581 and 917,142 cooked food packs to vulnerable persons within Accra and Kumasi respectively.

He said: “In collaboration with Faith-Based Organizations (FBO’s), Government also distributed dry food packages to about 470,000 families. Let me extend my deepest gratitude to the Faith-based organisations for this unique partnership with Government and may the Lord count this as righteousness for the FBOs and Government.

“Mr Speaker, the support to households, in terms of supply of dry food packs and hot cooked meals cost Government GH¢54.3 million to enable them mitigate the impact of the pandemic. This was in addition to an amount of GH¢50.2 million transferred to the 400,000 most-vulnerable individuals under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme”.

He added that, in response to the plight of an estimated 3,212 Ghanaians stranded abroad due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the government has also rolled out Operation Return Home Programme.

He said as at end-June 2020, a total of 2,250 individuals had been evacuated with Government bearing the full cost of flight and mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine services for 1,116 persons, most of whom are students.

Source: MyJoyonline.com

NANA ABA ANAMOAH HATES ME BECAUSE OF KOFI AMOABENG – Mzbel Reveals

Mzbel has alleged that broadcast journalist Nana Aba Anamoah “hates” her—and the reason is that she (Mzbel) snatched former UT Bank boss, Kofi Amoabeng, from her.

Speaking on Kantanka TV on Tuesday, she, however, denied the snatching claims, indicating that Nana Aba and Amoabeng’s relationship ended long before she dated him.

She added that she didn’t know “they dated” when she started dating him.

“They dated long before I even came into the picture. I was never friends with Nana Aba. She was never my friend until me and Kofi started going out and then one time she invited me on her show. After the show when I was going home, she sent me a BBM to say we have a common friend and I asked who and she said Kofi. And I said oh OK. I didn’t even know they dated until later. And up till date, she hates me because of that,” she alleged.

“But if you done with somebody or somebody is done with somebody before I came into the picture why do you have to hate me?” she asked.

It has always been a public secret that the two showbiz personalities ‘have had a thing’ with the former UT boss. However, none of them has really opened up about it.

Mzbel was, however, talking about Nana Aba and Kofi Amoabeng for the first time on a show hosted by one Mona Gucci, who had earlier made derogatory remarks about Nana Aba on Neat FM. The station at the time apologised to Nana Aba, who threatened to sue Neat FM.