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ASAMOAH GYAN & BROTHER BAFFOUR GYAN WANTED BY POLICE FOR ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING WEBSOFT CEO, GODWIN MARTEY

Asamoah Gyan and his elder brothers Baffour Gyan who are both former Blackstars players are reported to have assaulted Godwin Martey, the Chief Executive Officer-CEO of Web Soft Solutions during a tennis match.

According to Ghpage.com, the incident is said to have occurred at the 37 Army Officer’s Mess tennis court last night.

Godwin according to him wanted to quit the game after he felt that he was unfairly treated by Baffour Gyan who was the referee in his tennis match against Asamoah Gyan.

CEO of Web Soft Solutions indicated that although the beholders agreed with him, he received no support from them because of who Asamoah Gyan was. A big star of course.

Unhappy about the situation, Godwin asked for a proper tournament to be arranged with a match commissioner and a neutral referee to ensure 100% fairness to both parties.

Baffour Gyan who was the umpire not ready to see his brother lose shouted at him ordering him to stop talking and get back to play. “My friend shut up and stand there and play” Baffour shouted.

Mr Martey quit the game and went to sit on the sidelines of the tennis court because he felt bullied by Asamoah Gyan’s brother.

Baffour Gyan by reports walked towards Godwin, slapping him continuously and insisting that he gets back in the game.

Mr Martey said that even after he complained to Asamoah Gyan that he was being assaulted by Baffour, Asamoah Gyan replied by saying: “Yes, you deserve it.”

The incident has since been reported to the Cantonment Police Station. The brothers have been declared wanted by the Ghana Police Service for assaulting Godwin Martey.

According to a report sighted sees screenshot of the full statement Mr. Martey gave to the police and the report he had after visiting the 37 Military Hospital.

Source: GHpage.com 

YOU WILL NOT LIVE TO PROSPER & YOU WILL NEVER BE HAPPY – Selly Galley Curses Girl For Calling Her ‘Barren’

Actress and television host, Selly Galley-Fiawoo has rained curses on an Instagram user for calling her a “barren woman”

The wife of Praye Tiatia who couldn’t hold back her pain dared God to hear her cry and bring misfortunes on the Instagram user with the name “Henewaa_piesie2”.

According to Selly, the young lady had earlier written a similar comment under one of her posts but this time she decided not to let it slide, and as such cursed her over her comment which read, “Horror face and barren woman.”

Read Selly’s full post below:

I blocked you on my verified page for similar comment, today you’re back here with more. I won’t let this slide.

For these ignorant words of insults that came out of your mouth to me, seeking to cause me pain and unhappiness for absolutely nothing I’ve done to you or your family…
I say to you this wednesday noon of October 14th, 2020 that
You will not live to prosper and be happy.
You will have a lifetime of bad luck and depression.
Everything you touch, say or do will bring unexplainable misery to you.
Your generation will pass on the curse of infertility, unhappiness, madness and misery I call upon you this day.
May your business go from bad to worse.

May every pain I’ve ever felt in my life be transfered to you and may every good plan the Lord had for you be transfered to every woman waiting on the Lord for children.

You will beg to die and even death will forsake you.
My Lord did not create me barren or any woman and so may HE make an example of you to show HIS greatness.
I DARE THE LORD TO HEAR MY CRY…

Galatians 6:7-9, “ Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.

“Hear my prayer, Yahweh, and give ear to my cry. Don’t be silent at my tears. For I am a stranger with you, a foreigner, as all my fathers were.

Amen.

ACCESS BANK SUPPORTS CREATIVE ARTS WITH NEW ONLINE TV SERIES

Access Bank Ghana has launched an online television series to showcase Ghanaian creativity across the continent.

The move is in line with the bank’s commitment to positively change the narrative about Africa.

Dubbed “All Walks of Life”, the new Online TV series will feature renowned actors in the Ghanaian movie industry such as Adjetey Annang, Nikki Samonas, Roselyn Ngissah and Belinda Dzattah.

Speaking at the launch in Accra, the Managing Director of Access Bank Ghana, Mr. Olumide Olatunji indicated the Bank has sunk its feet into the entertainment and creative industries in a bid to enable, empower and spotlight the best talents across the continent in a refreshing and exciting way.

“With the steady rise of internet penetration coupled with changing demographics and consumption patterns, online streaming is now on high demand and has come to stay with us, so as we build a strong retail banking franchise for our customers in Ghana and across the continent, we want to be part of the conversation and highlight Access Bank’s brand position as a lifestyle choice for everyone, no matter the social bracket you belong to” Mr. Olumide said.

He further added that Access Bank has set out to connect people from various backgrounds by means of its innovative digital banking products and services including the *901# mobile banking service, AccessMore mobile app and card payment options.

The launch of the Online TV series, which is co-created by Access Bank and Emerge Advertising, was streamed online to audiences and attended virtually by Access Bank’s Regional Managing Director, Mr. Dolapo Ogundimu and the Head for Marketing and Communications for the Access Bank Group, Mr. Amaechi Okobi.

Walking guests through the rationale of the series, the Head of Corporate Communications for Access Bank Ghana, Nana Adu Kyeremateng mentioned that there is an unavoidable relationship between people from every social bracket in society hence the title “All Walks of Life”. He noted that the actors in the series were only fictional characters and not brand ambassadors for the bank and their roles in the series will reflect what we witness in everyday life.

Mr. Kyeremateng further explained that the Online TV series will be made up of 13 episodes in the first season and the first episode, which will premiere on Friday October 30 at 9:01pm will run on the Bank’s YouTube channel. “We are extremely excited about this new online property which will consolidate our online footprint and help us build stronger connections with our customers and the public”.

Premiering at the end of October, “All Walks of Life” is set to be the next hot trending social activity online tackling social, economic and various life topical issues, a statement by the bank said.

“Currently operating from 52 business locations across the country, the Bank continues to build long-term relationships with its customers based on trust, digital innovations, good customer service and transparency. The Bank has over the last ten years developed a deep understanding of its customers, delivering excellent service and empowering them to achieve more through financial education. Last year, the Bank received the award for E-Banking Service of the Year and Best Money Transfer Product (for its AccessAfrica remittance platform) at the 2019 Ghana Information Technology and Telecoms Awards (GITTA).”

I DON’T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH LADIES WHO SLEEP WITH MEN IN EXCHANGE FOR MONEY – Vicky Zugah

Contrary to general perception that it is wrong for a lady to have sexual encounter with a man in exchange for money or favours because is against our culture and morals, Ghanaian actress cum Vicky Zugah see nothing wrong with it.

Vicky disclosed this during an interview with Joy Prime, indicating that any lady that has an affair with a married man usually does that because of money or other favours.

She continued that it is part of ladies hustle and she sees nothing wrong with it as long as they don’t get caught.

Vicky, who is also a domestic violence advocate, stressed that; she doesn’t see anything wrong with ladies sleeping with men for money and favours, especially when they have no other options.

“Sometimes ladies date married men for the money and nothing else. Those who don’t like hustling but want to live luxurious lives are the ones who find themselves in this fix. As long as you don’t get caught, I don’t see anything wrong with it. After all, it’s all part of hustling” she explained.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

GAMING COMMISSION OF GHANA BANS USE OF CELEBRITIES AS AMBASSADORS FOR BETTING COMPANIES

The Ghana Gaming Commission has banned betting companies from using celebrities in their advertisement or as ambassadors.

The decision, they have explained, is due to the increasing number of celebrities endorsing betting companies – an action many say could lure young fans into gambling.

Earlier this year, Nadia Buari, Wendy Shay, Efya, Jackie Appiah, Moesha Boduong, Salma Mumin, Selly Gally, Zynell Zuh, Sandra Ankobiah, Lilwin, and KiDi were all signed as ambassadors for Bet Planet, the biggest betting company in Ghana.

In a new guideline issued for operators, the Commission stated that companies cannot encourage people to bet using these individuals with huge social media following.

“Operators shall not use celebrities in their advertisements to entice the general public to gamble,” the statement read.

To ensure the new guideline is followed all advertisement must be approved by the commission to help protect not only underage persons but “the interests of punters, customers and stakeholders,” the statement read.

Many industry persons have reacted to the ban including artiste manager Bullet who has called the new guideline “stringent and heart wrenching.”

According to him, creative persons and industry people cannot survive in the country if their other avenues for earning money are blocked.

Also speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, CEO of 3Music stated that instead of banning the celebrities, the Commission could use these individuals to lead the education campaign to prevent young people from gambling.

“Once we recognise that these celebrities have a certain power to influence, we should recognise that they do not only have the power to influence negatively but also positively.”

“If the idea is that the younger people are easily moved by them, then, it should tell you that these same people as brand ambassadors could also take a lead in influencing younger people positively,” Sadiq Abdulai Abu told the host Andy Dosty.

However, he stated that whether celebrities endorse betting companies or not, “gambling is addictive by nature”, hence, it falls on the Gaming Commission to ensure proper enforcement of the regulations.

Source: MyJoyonline.com 

GOSPEL MUSICIAN YAW SARPONG INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT

Gospel Musician Yaw Sarpong and Asomafo involved in an accident at Juaso on the Accra-Kumasi.

According to his manager Ashes who broke the sad news on Peace FM, the legendary Gospel Singer and his backup Singer, Tiwaa sustained minor injuries but they are fine.

He was in the car with Maame Tiwaa and two other people.

They are all currently on admission at the Juaso hospital receiving medical attention.

His manager revealed that the accident was caused by a truck that was trying to over take another car and it was headed into their direction so they had to drive off the road avoid collision and they ended up in a ditch.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

ENTERTAINERS NEED TO GO INTO POLITICS TO PUSH FOR OUR INTEREST – Majid Michel

Actor Majid Michel has called for the need for more stakeholders in the creative arts industry to consider entering into politics to solve problems of their industry that requires political willpower to do so.

Speaking on United Showbiz on UTV on Saturday, he said the creative arts industry can’t force any government to do what they want without a number of them taking roles in government to influence it.

He indicated that every government has areas it is interested in and can’t be forced to like creative arts if it (government) doesn’t have an interest in it (creative arts).

“Mahama, if his personal interest as a leader is airport, that is where his passion is. Maybe Nana Addo’s personal interest is education. So he says free education. It comes down to the leader’s personal interest. So we need a leader who will say I love cinemas or film and in my time this is what I will do. But if you creatives are imposing your interest and he doesn’t like film and everyone in his government doesn’t like film and sees no reason why they should invest…That is why we need to go into politics. We need to go into politics to solve the problems that bother us,” Majid stated when he was questioned about government’s contribution to the movie industry.

Currently, a few creative arts personalities are seeking to go to Parliaments as MPs while others are playing minor roles in government.

Actors John Dumelo and Ebi Bright are seeking to receive parliamentary approval in the upcoming 2020 general election to go Parliament, but as to whether they will be fighting the cause of creatives is another issue.

Currently, there is actress Bibi Bright, music producer Mark Okraku Mantey and movie producer Socrates Sarfo serving various positions under the current New Patriotic Party government.

But Majid thinks there is more room for improvement. He also thinks that the movie industry looks dead now because individual businessmen who used to shoot movies have stopped investing in the sector, and there is a need for all and sundry to empower the private sector to invest in the movie industry.

 

MY BAN IN 2010 BROKE ME BUT ALSO MADE ME STRONG – Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson has said producers who ganged up to ban her from acting in 2010 was the reason she went into movie production.

The Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) in 2010 handed out a one-year ban to the actress over a confusion which ensued on a Venus Movie Production’s set. She had reportedly refused to show up on set for a scene with Jackie Appiah, who she had previously waited for but also didn’t show up. Yvonne’s excuse was that she had to go to school.

FIPAG called on its members and non-members alike not to feature the actress in their movies. They allegedly even went ahead to get distributors and marketers to also enforce the ban directive.

Even though Yvonne said she was broken by that incident, she didn’t give up. She managed to turn her ‘lemons into lemonade’.

“In 2010, something happened on set when we were shooting and they banned me. Roger Quartey was the head of affairs in the ban, and I want to say thank you to Roger for that thing that happened because if that didn’t happen like I wouldn’t have started production. What they did broke me but it made me strong and I started production. I registered my company and started producing movies, now I have my movies on Netflix,” she said on UTV’s United Showbiz on Saturday.

She appeared on the show with five other celebrated actors like Majid Michel, Van Vicker, Jackie Appiah, Nadia Buari and John Dumelo, all of whom have been relevant in the movie industry for over a decade and still counting.

All the six actors accused Roger Quartey, who was a production manager at that time, of cheating and not treating them well.

John Dumelo recounted how he received GH¢500 for his role in ‘The King Is Mine’ and never got to enjoy the money. Roger, he revealed, took GH¢250 out of that money while director Frank Rajah also took GH¢200 and he was left with just GH¢50.

Majid and Vicker made similar claims but when they were asked the one good thing Roger has done to their careers, Yvonne said she thanks Roger for spearheading her ban.

Currently, she is recognised as one of Ghana’s award-winning producers. Over time, she has produced movies like ‘The Price’, ‘House Of Gold’, ‘Single & Married’, ‘Single Married & Complicated’, ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’, ‘Heels & Sneakers’, ‘Sin City’ and ‘Fix Us’.

Meanwhile, her colleague Jackie Appiah said she would like to focus on acting because going back behind the cameras to produce is very stressful.

“I don’t like stress. Producing is very stressful and I congratulate all those who produce. They have done well. I prefer to do just acting but I have other things I do on the side; my private stuff,” Jackie indicated.

GHANAIAN CELEBRITIES CANNOT CRITICIZE POLITICIANS BECAUSE POLITICIANS FEED THEM – Kwaw Kese

Award-winning Ghanaian singer, Kwaw Kese known in real life as Emmanuel Kofi Botchwey has lashed out at his colleague celebs in a new video.

In a video posted on his official Instagram, Kwaw Kese was seen blasting his colleagues.

According to him, most celebs in Ghana are silent on pertinent issues in Ghana that need to be addressed for the general good.

The singer said this is the case because most of the celebs are in the pocket of politicians therefore they are unable to do so.

He then took another jab at his colleagues in the industry and said they were loud on social media over unnecessary issues but silent on national issues.

Kwaw Kese’s recent rant comes on the back of his opposition to the $150 being charged at the airport for COVID-19 tests for returnees.

According to him, the test costs just $5 in USA and was at a loss why the airport authorities would charge as high as $150 for the same test.

He stated categorically that should he step foot in Ghana, he would not pay such an amount for the test.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

I WANT TO MARRY JACKIE APPIAH AND WORSHIP HER LIKE A QUEEN – Osebo Reveals

Ghanaian fashion and style icon, Richard Brown popularly known as Osebo or Zaraman, has indicated his readiness to marry actress Jackie Appiah.

While speaking in an interview with Eugene Osafo-Nkansah of Nkonkonsa fame, Richard Brown said if he had the chance to marry Jackie Appiah, he would not even waste a week preparing for it.
When asked why he would choose Jackie Appiah over the millions of Ghanaian ladies, Richard Brown said Jackie Appiah was exceptionally beautiful and was very decent in her dressing.
Osebo added that as a man brought up in a home, Jackie would be the ideal lady for him because her character was also a selling point for her.
He said even though he is yet to meet Jackie Appiah, he admires her from a distance and is always glad to even see her photos on social media.
According to him, there were three women in Ghana that he admires currently: Nana Ama McBrown, Martha Ankomah and Jackie Appiah.
He however said he would choose Jackie Appiah any day and marry her to treat her like a queen.
He also wondered why Ghanaian men were not approaching Jackie Appiah to ask her out.
But he answered his own question and said it was probably due to the fact that the star actress was looking for someone in her class to date.
According to Osebo, that too could be very dangerous. He however said on camera that he admired Jackie Appiah a lot and would love to get to know her.

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com