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MINISTER OF STATE ADMITS FIRING GUN AT VOTERS’ REGISTRATION CENTRE

Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya East Constituency Hawa Koomson has admitted to firing a gun at a voters’ registration centre in the constituency.

According to the Special Development Initiatives Minister, she took the firearm – which she refused to identify – to the registration centre to protect herself.

‘None of my men had guns on then when we got to the centre. I fired the shots myself,’ she said on Adom News.

Earlier Monday, officials of the Electoral Commission closed down the Step to Christ registration center in the Awutu Senya East constituency after gun-wielding men stormed the premises.

Eyewitnesses say, the men numbering at least 15 arrived at the centre around 8 am and tried to sack some prospective voters.

Parliamentary Candidate on the ticket of the NDC Naa Koryoo Okunor accused the sitting MP of perpetuating the act.

Although Miss Hawa Koomson admitted to the act, she denied allegations that the men she visited the center with were armed.

‘I’m a Member of Parliament, I need to protect myself. It was at dawn, my police escort had not started work yet. So that is a mechanism I have adopted in his absence,’ she said.

She further explained that she went to the location because she heard her opponent had bused people from other places to the registration centre.

Meanwhile, police say four persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

MR. EAZI RAISES $20 MILLION TO INVEST IN AFRICAN MUSIC

Award-winning music artist, Mr. Eazi is launching a fund that will invest in Africa’s stars of the future.

Mr. Eazi, (real name Oluwatosin Ajibade) told CNN that the Africa Music Fund (AMF), is worth $20 million dollars. The lead investor is 88mph, a company that provides capital for African businesses.

Through the AMF, the 29-year-old artist from Nigeria says he wants to create a new funding model for the music business on the continent.

Mr. Eazi says one of his primary motivations for funding music is to provide financial support for artists to expand their catalog.

Many investors and financial institutions don’t understand the business of music and as a result, are unable to properly fund musicians, he says.

“Artists cannot go to banks to get money for their music because financial institutions don’t understand how to secure intellectual property. They get it for physical properties but not for music. So, because not a lot of people understand the music business, there is no finance product for musicians,” he explained.

Investing in music acts

Selected artists will be given funding depending on their revenue and projected incomes, using metrics such as streaming revenue, Mr. Eazi told CNN.

“For artists who already have footprints in the industry, we will just do our research. We can check how much they are earning or likely to earn from their streaming revenue, for example,” he explained.

Artists will be given funds upfront based on their revenue to expand their music content. The initial advance invested in an artist’s music will be paid back in installments as the artist’s earnings start to rise, he added.

Mr. Eazi, who has more than five million monthly listeners on Spotify says the AMF will also create access to a larger audience for music acts by helping them find and book shows as well as distribute their music.

“Let’s say we have a two-year contract with someone. In those two years, we will be their representative, helping them manage their music, and as they grow we will be deducting the initial investment from their earnings,” he explained.

Data backed decisions

Mr. Eazi says his parent company emPawa Africa in partnership with music technology company Vydia will be launching Cinch Distro, a music distribution platform for new artists.

“The way it works is that they register on the platform and make their music. It has an AI-based tech that will filter their possible revenue based on the number of streams they get on the platform alongside a couple of other metrics,” he said.

“The artists basically use the platform to distribute their music and we monitor their progress. That way we can make data-backed decisions about who to invest in,” he added.

The AMF is not Mr. Eazi’s first venture into investing in music and musicians on the continent.

In 2018, he launched emPawa Africa, an incubator program that provided artists with funding and resources to market their music, access radio and TV airplay, and train them to become independent music entrepreneurs.

Through emPawa, some of the continent’s biggest artists like Nigeria’s Joeboy and Ghana’s Kwesi Arthur were discovered.

Data and transparency

Music analyst, Toye Sokunbi says the AMF fund will benefit Africa’s creative sector as it will open more doors for music talents on the continent.

Sokunbi, who is also the founder of Artish, a pop-culture publication in Nigeria, says there may be concerns about how the data on each artist is compiled and used and warns artists to be vigilant.

“Many artists don’t have the same accessibility to important data that music distributors have about their music. They don’t necessarily tell you the exact way they are marketing your music or give artists access to data they can use to maximize revenue for their content. This information imbalance means artists are largely oblivious of much of the audience data farmed from their content,” he told CNN.

According to him, it is important for artists to have access to their own data from the backend so that they can build their own music communities and become less dependent on distribution companies.

However, Mr. Eazi says all artists he funds will have access to information about their content and earning in real-time. “With our tech platform you can see how much you earn in real-time, you can also see how much you owe and how that is being deducted,” he said.

Additionally, Mr. Eazi says he wants to contribute to creating a music industry where Africans are the owners of their own content and intellectual property.

The biggest players in the African music industry are not from Africa, he said. As a result, he wants to create a space for music stars on the continent to become a significant part of the industry.

“I want to look back and be fulfilled knowing that I contributed to getting African equity participation in the music infrastructure that has been built on the continent.”

THERE ARE TOO MANY CONTRADICTIONS IN THE BIBLE – KSM On Why He Has A Problem With The Bible

Host of KSM show, Kwaku Sintim-Misa says he has a serious problem with the bible of Christians.

Speaking with Nkonkonsa.com, Kwaku Sintim-Misa, affectionately called KSM stated that the bible is full of contradictions and believed those who wrote it decided to treat God like humans.

He wondered how the bible says one thing in a particular chapter and the same thing is refuted in another chapter.

An example by him is God being all-knowing and all-powerful but in the bible would put Abraham to a loyalty test. He asked how can the all-knowing God not have known that he (Abraham) wasn’t going to sacrifice his son for Him.

He also quoted a portion in the scripture that says God regretted making Saul a King and questioned how the almighty Deity would behave like a human being.

”I have a problem with the bible in terms of there are too many contradictions. Let me give you a quick example. The bible itself says God is all-knowing. Before tomorrow, God already knows what I, KSM, will do. So, if you say you have this all-knowing God, all-powerful God and then somewhere in the bible tells you that God had to go and test Abraham to see whether he was loyal, are you not contradicting yourself? God should have known that Abraham will not kill the boy. You’re God. You’re almighty; you know everything. But if you tell me God tested him (Abraham), I have a problem with it. These are some of the contradictions.

”Those who wrote the bible wrote it from the point of view that we’re humans and so let us attribute the same human qualities to God. So, God gets angry. In the bible, you’ll find God angry. He said I have regretted that I made Saul King. God is not human. God doesn’t have the attributes of a human being to be angry”, he stated.

Watch full interview below:
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THERE IS NO CREDIBLE POLITICIAN IN GHANA – Mikki Osei Berko Proclaims

Politics is believed to be a game of chance and others think it’s a dirty game because the players disguise themselves with lofty promises while milking the masses to enrich themselves.

Ace broadcaster and actor, Mikki Osei Berko, who has 26 years of experience in showbiz and is one of Ghana’s seasoned actors, is nursing political ambitions but does not want to be called a politician.

His reason is he strongly believes in the school of thought that there is no politician with credibility.

Although Mikki Osei Berko would want to enter the political space, he wants to serve the people with a clean conscience and clean hands.

He says he doesn’t want a political tag on him but desires to be known by his character when he finally makes up his mind to contest a political seat in the nation.

”I don’t want to be [called] a politician…I don’t find a person who’s described as politician credible enough”, he said in an interview with Nkonkonsa.com.

Watch full interview below:
Source: NKONKONSA.com 

“WHEN I’M 40, I’M GETTING A NEW ASS” – Afia Schwarzenegger Reveals

Ghanaian entertainment personality, Afia Schwarzenegger, born Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa, has come out to say in a video that she will be getting a new ass soon.

The controversial comedian claimed that she would be 40 soon and as part of the celebrations, she will be getting herself a gift when the milestone finally comes.

In speaking on the ideal 40th birthday gift, Afia Schwar said she would be getting herself a new ass. She made this comment in a video sighted on Nkonkonsa’s handle on Instagram.

According to her, anyone who has a problem with her gift to herslef, might as well go and drink the contents of the Korle Lagoon.

“When I’m 40 I’m getting a new ass, that’s my 40th birthday gift to myself. And if you have a problem with that, go to Korle and drink everything there”, Afia Schwar was heard saying in the video.

Fans of the comedian did not take the statement lightly as she received some backlash. One comment read: “If I were her, I would rather wish for a new brain and some common sense”

Another fan wrote: “Thought she was 40 five years ago”

Afia Schwarzenegger was born on 14th February 1982 in Kumasi. She is tagged as a controversial Ghanaian media personality due to her outspokenness.

She was the host Okay FM’s morning show Yewo Krom and UTV Ghana’s Kokooko Show. She is currently the CEO of Schwar TV on YouTube.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

I’M GOING TO BE THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT OF GAMBIA- Actress Princess Shyngle

Ghana-based Gambian actress, Princess Shyngle, has come out to boldly state her political ambitions and she is aiming for the highest office.

Princess Shyngle, in a post fast gaining engagement on Instagram, stated that she is going to be the president of Gambia soon. By effect, the popular socialite was saying she was going to make history should her dream come through and see her as the first female president of the African nation.

According to the actress, she had a dream, and in that dream, she saw herself as the president of her country, Gambia.

Princess Shyngle said she was going to be the “sexiest” president in the world. She was very positive that her dream will definitely become a reality.

Princess Shyngle is a Gambian actress who spends a lot of time in Ghana. She was Born in Banjul, Gambia on 25th December 1990 to Mr. Winston Shyngle a former deputy mayor of Banjul and Ramatolie Cham.

The actress is not only well-known for her roles in movies but is very popular because of her almost perfect figure 8.
She was recently in the news when she claimed that married men were sending her messages and proposing to her. She sent a warning to them and said she was going to tell their wives.
Source: NKONKONSA.com

video: WENDY SHAY AND ABEIKU SANTANA CLASH OVER THE 5 “S”

Rufftown Record label artiste, Wendy Shay, has resurrected her infamous Big 5 ‘S’ in Ghana music argument but this time with ace Broadcaster Abeiku Santana.

The Shay On You singer and Abeiku Santana were seen in a heated argument in the studios of Okay FM over the matter.

Both Santana sand Shay touted their achievements and considered themselves as the last of the “S’s” made up of Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Samini and Sarkodie.

The duo went back and forth on the names of top-flight artistes who have their names starting with S in Ghana. According to Abeiku, the 5 big “S’s” comprised Samini, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy and himself (Santana).

Wendy Shay on the other hand, was having none of that when she insisted that she rather made the 5th “S” with her name “Shay”.

When asked to list the 4 “S’s” she excluded Samini. When asked why she claimed that Samini was the senior “S”, hence could not be added to the others.

Wendy Shey later added Samini to and herself to make it 5 “S’s”. When queried again on why she has now added Samini she stated that it was only a fool who did not change their minds.

It would be recalled that Wendy Shay sparked reactions on social media when she named herself, Shatta, Sark and Stonebwoy as the top 4 “S’s” currently in Ghana snubbing Samini entirely. Samini however reacted to the list made by Wendy Shay and took time to break down what in his own definition, felt the S should stand for.

Watch their argument below:
Source: NKONKONSA.com 

STOP ‘BODY-SHAMING’ YOURSELVES – MzGee Tells Female Artistes

Fast-rising Entertainment Journalist Gloria Akpene Acquah a.k.a MzGee has advised female artistes to stop using their music to body-shame and insult themselves.

She was responding to the recent clash between singer Sista Afia and rapper Freda Rhymz which nearly resulted in fisticuffs when the two musicians met at the premises of TV3.

The two female artistes had been bashing each other in a rap battle but something that began as a healthy exchange of lyrical dexterity turned into a physical confrontation after they both felt insulted by the other.

Speaking in an interview with Nkonkonsa.com, MzGee opined that the female rappers’ use of insults on one another doesn’t help to project their music and therefore called on them to engage in healthy lyrical battle that will entertain their music lovers as well as profit their music careers.

To her, she doesn’t have a favourite female artiste but she believes they will be able to be on a par with the best in Ghana’s music industry if only they stop being their own enemies.

”I love all of them. I am proud of what they’re doing but let’s put the insults aside and have a healthy [you know] lyrical wall. Because I believe that, with what’s happening, some people will be getting gigs out of it. Some people might even get some recognitions out of it. I’m sure some of them nobody knew that they even existed…I am all for healthy competition”, she said.

Watch interview below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

A WOMAN SHOULD BE THE PRESIDENT OF GHANA – Veteran Actress Akorfa Edjeani

Veteran actress Ms Akofa Edjeani has said women would make better Presidents for Ghana if given the opportunity.

The 51-year-old actress believes a woman would be a good leader for Ghana should one be elected as president.

Ms Edjeani told Eddie Ray, host of Kasapa Entertainment on Kasapa 102.5Fm women are good managers and can handle the affairs of the country well.

Her comment comes following the recent appointment of Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang as the running mate of the National Democratic Congress [NDC], the first winnable political party.

The veteran actress reacted to the public perception that women cannot make it at the highest. She described such perception as unfortunate.

She indicated that although women are guaranteed political participation rights under the 1992 Ghana Constitution, there is a lack of female representation in government.

The President of Women in Film and Television [WIFT Ghana] said she is surprised at those saying Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang would not be able to deliver as the running mate of John Mahama.

According to her, women tackle issues better and can manage the affairs of the country far better.

“I’m surprised at those attacking Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang saying she isn’t the best choice to be appointed Mahama’s running mate.” She reacted

Ms Akofa Edjeani noted that women are good servants and are able to take difficult decisions.

“If it is about serving, women are chosen for that task so why run this great woman down. Most of the hard decisions are taken by women and not men. I don’t know why women are rejected when they get the opportunity to serve as government officials. Most women are managers of the house.”

She said, “Mahama appointing a woman as a running mate is just a preliminary. A woman should be the president of Ghana.

Advocates have been campaigning to get Parliament to pass the Affirmative Action Bill to compel political parties and agencies to recruit more women.

When asked what she can offer if any government in power gives her the opportunity to serve or give a bit of advice to help restructure the creative arts sector, Ms Edjeani said;

“I will advise the government to establish a separate Ministry for Creative Arts. Tourism sector gets more support than Creative Arts so it will be of importance if a new Ministry is set up for it. Successive Governments have bullied the Arts sector for so long. Formerly, Arts and Culture was added to the Information Ministry and Sports Ministry.

“I think successive governments didn’t know the importance of Arts and Culture that is why even now it has been added to Tourism. Arts sector should be a Ministry on its own so it can function effectively.

“If the foundation of your building is weak, the building will certainly collapse in no time. I’ll also advise the Government to resource the National Commission on Culture to make it more efficient and effective.” Akofa noted

Speaking on Counselor Lutterodt’s recent comment about rape victims enjoy the act, the veteran actress described such statement as unfortunate and uncalled for.

“Counselor Lutterodt’s license must be revoked if he is truly a registered. He is gone overboard so he must be sanctioned and taken off all media platforms.” She added.

Source: Kasapa Fm

COUPLES SHOULD WEAR FACE MASKS DURING SEX DUE TO COVID-19 – Harvard Study

Safe sex during the coronavirus pandemic might soon require protection beyond just the nether regions.

A new study from researchers at Harvard University says that hooking up carries some risk for transmitting COVID-19 from one partner to the other and recommends — among other practices — wearing a face mask while doin’ it.

The research, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, ranked frisky situations based on how likely it is to catch coronavirus while in the act. Researchers recommend wearing a mask for the riskiest sexual scenario: sex with people other than those with whom one is quarantined.

If you have an out-of-house coronavirus crush, the study says, besides keeping your mask on, you should avoid kissing, any oral-to-anal act and anything else that involves semen or urine. Shower before and after, and clean the space with alcohol wipes or soap.

The study also mentions that having sex with people who are together in quarantine is safer, but there is still a risk. For instance, if one partner goes outside to run an errand and is exposed to the virus, they can transmit it to the other. Even if that person is ultimately an asymptomatic carrier, they can still infect the other.

The safest approach to sexual activity, according to the researchers, is not having any. Abstinence, they say, is “low risk for infection, though not feasible for many.” Another option, they add, is masturbation.

Other recommendations have come out since the coronavirus outbreak in the US, with some of them providing graphics to enhance the lessons. In April, the Oregon Health Authority released a sex guide that went viral, just weeks after the same happened to one released by the NYC Department of Health. The Oregon example stood out for its illustrations of condoms, a fleshlight and a peach, and NYC’s with its vivid warning about anal rimming.