Multiple award-winning American rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, businessman, and record producer, Jay Z, has played a major role following the release of Beyonce and Shatta Wale’s Already music video.
Ghana’s minister of information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has also spoken following the release of the much-anticipated Already video of Beyonce which features Shatta Wale.
Following the July 31 release of Beyonce’s Already music video which features Shatta Wale, a lot of praise has come the way of the artiste.
However, checks done by Nkonkonsa.com has it that another Ghanaian, Emmanuel Adjei, played a major role in the whole Black Is King Film.
Emmanuel Adjei, a Ghanaian-Dutch filmmaker and visual artist, whose work has explored the realms between films and music videos is said to be one of the directors who worked closely with Beyonce. Adjei who has some details on his official website is credited to have worked on many top-notch projects which have gained prominence in the global entertainment space.
Checks made on his website and about his bio had this to say about him: “With a primary interest in storytelling, Adjei’s work interrogates concepts of power, freedom, displacement, and inequality, told through his multi-layered dramatic narratives.”
Adjei has a degree in Fine Arts from the Utrecht School of the Arts (NL) and went further to study Film at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (BE). Some of the projects he has worked on include short film The Formula (2016) and music video Human (2016) for Sevdaliza.
His own short film, Shahmaran (2018), received widespread critical acclaim, numerous awards and nominations.
Ghanaian actress Ama K. Abebrese was probably the first person to highlight Adjei’s feat as she took to Twitter to blow the young director’s trumpet over his collaboration with Beyonce.
Apart from his recent link up with Beyonce, Adjei has collaborated with a variety of recording artists such as Madonna, Mark Pritchard, and Mykki Blanco.
Beyonce released the much-awaited Already music video with Ghana’s Dancehall star Shatta Wale which was part of her Black Is King music film.
Following the release of the video, which has surpassed 2 million views in less than 24 hours, many entertainment players have congratulated the Ayoo hitmaker over the feat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: