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THE LATE EBONY’S NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASED SOON

The manager of late dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns, has announced his readiness to keep the memory of the musician alive by releasing the many songs she did before her death.

In an emotionally packed tribute, Bullet of the Ruff n Smooth fame said his record label – Ruff Town Records – will release Ebony’s next album in the coming days.

“It is to ensure that Ebony Reigns will live forever,” the music entrepreneur explained, unable to restrain her tears from flowing.

St Martin de Porres School at Dansoman has not been able to contain the teeming crowd that has massed up to mark the one-week passing of the artiste.

Ebony died in a car crash on the Kumasi-Sunyani highway while journeying to Accra after visiting her mother who had visited from the UK.

She died with two others – Franky Kuri and Lance Corporal Vondee Atsu – who were with her in the vehicle.

AWAKE PURIFIED DRINKING WATER DONATES GHC 120,000 TO CARDIO CENTER

Awake Purified Drinking Water, Ghana’s first charity driven mineral water has as part of this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration, donated an amount of GHC 120,000 to the Cardiothoracic Center of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

This donation was preceded by the formation of Ghana’s first human charity chain which involved thousands of hands.

Speaking to the press at the donation ceremony, Mr. Richard Adjei, Managing Director of Kasapreko Company Limited, manufacturers of Awake Purified Drinking Water indicated that “Since our ability to make a real impact depends on everyone who drinks Awake Water, we wanted to share this success with all the people who had trusted and supported us, that is why on this Valentine’s Day we have involved communities, friends, families and all people in Accra to be part of our donation to the Korle Bu Cardiothoracic Center”

He further explained that Awake Purified Water’s “One4Life” project had so far saved 30 needy patients at the Korlebu Heart Centre and donated a total of GHC 470,000 to the Cardiothoracic Center so far.

The Brands Manager for Soft Drinks & Water at Kasapreko Company Limited, Mr. Chris Addo-Sarkodie in shedding more light on the charity focus of Awake Purified Mineral Water noted that the human charity chain and the donation was a way of demonstrating to Ghanaians that their 1 pessewa contribution to the National Cardiothoracic Center per purchase of a bottle of Awake Purified Drinking Water was being used for its intended purpose.

The human charity chain stretched from the Kasapreko Headquarters to Korle-Bu and it was a seeing people joining hands and hearts to show togetherness and inspire the sense of communism Awake Water embodied.

Dr. Lawrence Sereboe, Head of the Cardiothoracic Centre, received the cheque on behalf the Center and used the opportunity to express the Center’s gratitude to Awake Purified Drinking Water and Kasapreko Company Limited for sustaining their commitment to the Center. He also used the opportunity to entreat corporate bodies and individuals to follow suit and support the Center to save more lives.

The GHC 120,000 donation which was made under the “One4Life” campaign was in respect of contribution made in the last quarter of 2017

EFIA ODO REPENTS AFTER EBONY’S DEATH

Promising actress, Efia Odo, has disclosed that after the death of the late dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns, she has now given her life to Christ in the most intense way.

Born Andrea Owusu, Efia Odo revealed in an interview with Jeshurun Okyere on Live FM that she had been in fast cars and several dangerous situations but has come to a realization that it is God that has kept her alive all this while.

She also revealed that two weeks before Ebony’s death, she started attending The Maker’s House Chapel and decided to be celibate after the preacher spoke against fornication.

She however said she was not as serious as she is after the passing of her dear friend.

“I was no better than Ebony. I was just like her. I live a fun, free, bubbly life. That’s how Ebony was. She wasn’t a bad person. You didn’t know the purity of her heart. If you needed her to ‘change’ maybe if you guys had preached with love, she could have been better. People look at people like us and think we’re bad and judge us but we’re not bad. We’re just in the world and we’re trying to find our way. We just need guidance. You guys need to bring love to us.” She told Jeshurun Okyere.

EBONY’S FRIEND FRANKY KURI TO BE BURIED ON MARCH 3

Franky Kuri, the friend of dancehall diva, Ebony Reigns who also died in the accident that claimed the artiste’s life last Thursday, will be buried on March 3, 2018.

Family of the young lady born Francisca Maame Yaa Teboa Nkansah who reside in Clarksville Tennessee in the United States of America disclosed this in an exclusive interview on Kofi TV.

A US-based reporter, Valentine who went to the house of Franky said her father, Elder Nkansah, and other family members are preparing to come to Ghana for the funeral.

Franky, as she is affectionately called, died in a gruesome road accident on Thursday night February 8, 2018 with her musician friend, Ebony, at Nyame Bekyere near Mankranso in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region after their vehicle collided with a VIP bus.

Franky had accompanied Ebony to visit her mother in Sunyani and was returning to Accra when the incident occurred.

Valentine said when he went to the house of the deceased, her father, surrounded by mourners, sat quietly, in a pensive mood.

The distraught family members of Franky, according to Valentine, say they can’t come to terms with the shocking death of their beloved daughter.

The funeral will be held at Achimota Mile 7 in Accra per the family’s schedule.

Ebony and her friend Franky

Frank Kuri who is said to be a music freak is a close friend to Ebony who spends time with the musician anytime she was in Ghana and has sometimes served as one of her dancers.

photos: ACTRESS ZYNNELL ZUH GOES SEXY ON VALENTINE’S DAY

As we mourn the tragic loss of Dancehall diva Ebony Reigns, actress Zynnell Zuh has decided to share hot photos to mark Valentine’s Day – the day of love.

In the red-themed shoot, an obvious choice for Val’s Day, the Zylofon Media signee chose the bathroom for her photos wearing lingerie and Zynell added red roses to complement the theme. And she topped it up with a bottle of champagne.

Zynnell shared the sexy pictures on Instagram, describing it as a “Val’s Day Boudoir shoot”

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2400 ENTRIES RECEIVED FOR 2018 GHANA MAKEUP AWARDS

A total of 2,400 entries have been received for the public nominations phase of the 2nd edition of Ghana Makeup Awards.

Makeup Ghana, organisers of the award ceremony described the figure as unprecedented in the history of the award ceremony.

Public nominations came from all across Ghana, reflecting a nationwide interest in the Awards. This nationwide participation can also be attributed in part to the Regional Tours across Kumasi, Tamale and Bolgatanga by the organisers. Public Nomination entries were received after the public was asked to nominate their best makeup artists, brands and retailers for various categories ahead of the Awards in April.

The Ghana Makeup Awards Board is currently undertaking a process to identify and shortlist unique nominees from the 2400 public nomination entries. Shortlisted Nominees will submit their Official Awards Nominations to satisfy all requirements and prove their eligibility in various categories. Four Finalists per category will then be announced to compete formally in the 2nd Ghana Makeup Awards.

The 2nd Ghana Makeup Awards will be held on April 28 at the prestigious Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel in Accra. The Awards are being held as part of a week-long celebration dubbed Makeup & Beauty Week, which among other objectives seeks to highlight the economic impact of the Ghanaian and African Makeup and Beauty industries.

The Makeup & Beauty Week is to celebrate, reward and promote stakeholders in the makeup and beauty industry in Ghana. They includes artists, brands, retailers, wholesalers, consumers, industry advocates and public-sector partners of the makeup and beauty industry in Ghana.

The Makeup & Beauty Week also includes the Africa Makeup & Beauty Fair (AMB Fair) to showcase and connect the Ghanaian makeup and beauty industry to African and global consumers, vendors, partners and service providers. AMB Fair includes exhibitions, workshops & seminars, training, makeup runway shows and live demos. Exhibitors are also expected from Nigeria and other parts of the continent.

The 2018 Makeup & Beauty Week is being organised by Makeup Ghana with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

VETERAN ACTOR SUPER OD IS DEAD

Popular Ghanaian entertainer, Asonaba Kwaku Darko, popularly known as Super OD is dead.

Super OD has been battling sickness for some time now and gave up this morning – he was 82 years.

The 82-year-old veteran actor had been out of the public’s eye for some time due to his illness and currently resides in Agona Swedru in the Central region.

The actor sometime ago in a feeble voice described how his knees have grown to be weak making it difficult for him to walk.

Super OD, started acting in the 1970s and gained national prominence in the 1990s for roles in popular series, Akan Drama on Ghana Television.

He was part of the Oppong Drama Group which later became known as Osofo Dadzie Group.

Former President Mahama, after the Unity Walk by National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Cape Coast, visited his ‘friend’ to check up on him last year November.

Super Od ASONABA Kweku Darko, better known as “Super O.D.” did not really know his father as his father died while O.D was a toddler. But still, he knows one thing — that his father was very tall. For him his father’s grave which in his childish eyes had seemed very long has influenced him to measure his father by the length of his grave.

Because O.D’s father died early, it was his mother Abena Akuwa, a petty trader, who struggled to care for him. She could hardly make ends meet, so Super O.D. had a rough childhood life which led to his inability to have formal education.

In 1958 he gained employment as a Native Authority policeman, popularly called “Ahenfie Police” at Agona Swedru but one year later, the authority police system was abolished. Super O.D. said he and his colleagues were directed by the then Minister of Interior, Mr Krobo Edusei, to apply to join the Ghana Police if they so wished.

“Becoming a policeman had always been my wish and therefore there could not have been any better deal for me than this.” But he could not get his dream job because he had not “been to school.” He was however advised to learn a trade and thereafter enter the police service as a tradesman.

This he said, was a rather tall order because he had nobody to sponsor him learn a trade but after wandering for some months, a driver who plies between Kpone and Abodom took him on as a driver’s mate and for six whole years he was allowed to handle the steering wheel only three times. He said after the sixth year he attempted a driving test and was surprised to have been okayed by one Mr Tackie who was the Testing Officer.

O.D. still wanted to be a policeman so after securing his driver’s licence he applied to the Ghana Police and after some weeks training under the instructions of Sidi Tumutu and Maudia Fulani, both Escort Police instructors, he was “failed” at the end of the course because, according to him, he could not pay a bribe of three pounds.

He said he was therefore forced to go into commercial driving and gained employment with the Accra City Council as a driver of one of its taxi cabs, known as “Ponko Abodam.”

After a short while he lost this job and had to go and stay with a friend at Labadi near Kojo Sardine’s house. Luck smiled on him as he soon landed a new job as a labourer working on the construction of the Cantonment Police Station.

He said it was during this period that one day Appiah Agyekum’s Concert Party came to Labadi and he joined the band on stage to sing as a backing vocalist. This, to him, was the starting point of his career in concert party theatre.

He said he had acquired the skill of making witty jokes from his mother who was nicknamed “Jack Johnson” for her jokes and soon found out that his jokes were in high demand and started hopping from one concert party to another.

Within a short span of time he had been with Akwasi Effah’s Band, Happy Stars, Akomanyi’s Guitar Band and finally settled with the Oppong Kyekyeku Guitar Band.

Asonaba said this band did not belong to (first name?) Oppong. It belonged to a proprietor who gave them poor deals and therefore the entire membership resigned to form the Oppong Drama Group which enacted plays wherever African Brothers Band played. The troupe was made up of Oppong, Frimpong Manso, Fred Addae, Akua Boahemaa, Bea Kissi and himself.

He said one day the troupe enacted Aku Sika and it caught on so well with Kobina Taylor, then one of the bosses at GBC and he arranged for the group to start a series of Akan Drama on GTV. He said it was at this stage that Joris Wartenberg, their scriptwriter, changed their name from Oppong Drama Group to Osofo Dadzie Group.

He said while he was with the group he was getting private jobs as people contracted him to appear in television commercials to advertise company products.

Super O.D. said with the advent of Ghanaian video films he was invited by HM Films to play in Double Cross shot at Adiembra, Takoradi; Fatal Decision and Crossfire. He said these further shot him up and has since been involved in film acting.

What in recent times has been his major engagement are a series of one-man comedy shows that promoters outside the country have been inviting him to perform. He said these series have taken him to Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Bremen all in Germany; Holland, Belgium, Canada, London, Washington DC and New York.

He said his promoters are sometimes amazed by the fact that he is able to treat his audiences to three hours non-stop comedy.

He sums up the difficulties and successes in his favourite lines:

“I am the son of the long one,

I walk on lions, on hippos, rhinos and tigers

And I break their bones into pieces

I am the great one.”

Of course this is the adapted version of the caterpillar’s song in the Seven African tales but it suits the life history of ace comedian Asonaba Kweku Darko, alias Super O.D

TV AFRICA RE-BRANDS WITH NEW EXCITING PROGRAMS FOR 2018

Ideal Groupe, a private financial holding company, acquired a majority share in TV Africa about two years old and rolled out a big re-branding campaign to re-position the station in the competitive TV market following 13 years of operations under the old management.

However, this year 2018, the station has rolled out another re-branding of its on-air programming which seeks to give a ‘new look and feel that will give viewers the best experience with new programs and contents, new presenters, news from all corridors, in-depth analyses of national issues, international standards, excellent customer service delivery, speed and a host of others.’

Speaking on the Breakfast Live show hosted by Ghanaian politician and journalist, Obuobia Darko Opoku, actress Nikki Samonas and certified nutritionist, Khadijat El- Alawa, the Managing Director, Ekow Blankson assured viewers of TV Africa about the big phase change in Accra and the yet to be done phase change in other parts of the country which will give viewers a fair vision and mark of excellence.

Award winning movie director Shirley Frimpong Manso, who is the COO of the station, also promised to change the face of breakfast shows in Ghana.

The re-launch saw performances from Nana Yaa who happens to be the daughter of Pat Thomas. Efya performed her nationwide hit song, ‘Best in Me’ and congratulated TV Africa for their new development and thanked them for supporting her talent. Gyedu Blay Ambolley graced the show with a spectacular performance and promised to release an album, hopefully before Easter.

The new TV Africa will have a feel of youthful, vibrant and exciting new presenters like Chris Attoh, Joselyn Dumas, Baby G,  Kofi Laing, Patrice Amegashie,etc.

TV Africa, a private local television station aimed to project Ghanaian and African values, can be viewed on DTT in Ghana and also on GoTV channel 175 and DSTV channel 362.

EBONY DIES IN FATAL ACCIDENT

News reaching Nkonkonsa.com indicates that reigning Ghanaian dancehall artist Ebony is dead.

Ebony died on Thursday evening February 9, 2018 on the Sunyani-Kumasi road.

According to police, Ebony and two military officers with another lady were on board a Jeep with registration AS 497—16 from Sunyani heading towards Kumasi when it collided head-on with a VIP bus heading towards Sunyani from Kumasi.

Two other military occupants also died later at the Bechem Government Hospital after they were rushed there DSP John Adusei, Mankraso District Commander, confirmed.

The driver of the VIP bus reportedly survived the accident but he is currently unconscious at the same hospital receiving treatment from doctors.

The body of the Maame Hwԑ hit singer, and the unidentified military personnel were rushed to the Bechem Government Hospital after the accident but died shortly after.

DSP Adusei has confirmed to Joy News that the bodies have been deposited at Mankraso Hospital Morgue in the Ashanti Region.

Ebony who was returning from Sunyani after a visit was involved in a car accident and died at the Bechem Government Hospital. According our reporter, the driver however survived and is receiving treatment.

Reliable information available to us indicates Ebony was returning to Accra to make preparations for a trip to America.

We are unable to share the pictures from the accident scene due to the gory nature of them.

Attempts to reach her management have proven futile.

Stay glued for more information.

ARE YOU STUPID? – Actress Lydia Forson Ask Ghanaians

Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson has joined the recent debate on the propriety or otherwise of wives cooking for their husbands.

In a video she posted on Facebook, the actress blasts Ghanaians especially the media for wasting time to talk about cooking when there are a lot of developmental issues to discuss.

Her statement comes on the back of advocacy by some feminists on social media that men must share household chores including cooking with their wives and that women who cook for their husbands are “slaves.”

This has generated heated arguments on social media, prominent among which is the Dela Goldheart and Ace Ankomah encounter.

Lydia Forson in her video describes Ghanaians as being ‘stupid’ to have dedicated more of their time to debating whether or not wives should cook for their husbands.

“It’s only a stupid country that will come to a standstill because of cooking. Think about it. We have healthcare issues, terrible roads, our economy is a mess. But guess what we’re talking about, people – we’re talking about cooking. People are angry that someone is threatening to take away the right to be cooked for. We’re upset and we’re dedicating every single moment of our lives to talking about cooking. Do you see how stupid it makes us seem as a people?,” she said in the video.

“Do you see how stupid we seem? Do we see how unserious we are that seasoned journalists, radio presenters and proclaimed intellectuals are spending all their time and energy talking about someone trying to take away their rights? Are you stupid? Is food going to build roads, put clothes on your back or change the power crises? I am shocked that we have come to a standstill because of cooking. The fact that we reduced this discussion to food shows how far gone we are,” she further stated.

Lydia Forson’s argument is that the choice of a woman not to cook should not be a problem to any man; men who want wives that will cook for them should go for such women and allow those who want women who won’t cook to also decide for themselves.

“If a man wants a woman who wants to cook, he can marry her. In the same birth if a woman feels cooking is not her thing, why can’t she find her choice?” she asked.

Lydia Forson is an opinionated Ghanaian actress who has starred in movies like ‘Scorned,’ ‘A Sting in a Tale,’ ‘The Perfected Picture’ and ‘Keteke.’