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KOD & JON GERMAIN LEAVE EIB AMIDST CONTROVERSIES

TV and radio personalities like Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD) and John Germain have left EIB Network, the owners of GHOne TV and Starr FM, is generating a lot of controversies.

KOD and Jon worked with the EIB in the last five years and were presenters on Starr FM until they announced their exit.

Their exit follows earlier claims that several others have left the media organisation over salary allegations.

Announcing their exit on Saturday, KOD and Jon were thankful to have worked at EIB and said they’ve parted ways with the company.

“After 5 straight years at EIB, we mutually parted company last Thursday. It’s been 5 awesome years with an amazing family. From Live FM, my love child as head of events & host of 360 Live (I truly enjoyed my days at Live with the youngsters) & later moving to Starr to host the Zone & Starr Dive, it’s been a fabulous learning curve,” KOD wrote on Facebook.

I’m indebted to the Duffour family, my brother & friend Bola Ray (since our mid-teens), Von, gorgeous Emaline, Jeffrey De Gea (who walked me through a lot), Miss Nancy Adobea Anane & my fav marketing & sales family…. our daily KOD tales ( Selassie Tettey Kekeli Gloria Hogba)….. and the last year with my old friend, the gorgeous Cookie & DJ Vyrusky on Starr Drive, it’s been an awesome trip. I want to say thanks to the EIB family for believing my capabilities & the fab times. A break from radio is in order after 24 years right? From Monday, you can catch me at NINETEEN57 off the Oxford Street from 10am. May God bless us all,” he added.

Jon Germain also wrote, “I am happy to announce that after 5 years and 9 months of being with STARR FM & the EIB family, we have decided to mutually part ways. I’d like to thank everyone who worked with me from the Drop off to The Zone… And everyone who tuned in to my shows.  All the best.”

However, Peace FM presenter Kwasi Aboagye alleged on his show that both personalities were rather sacked.

“The information I have is that due to the salary issues at EIB, KOD and Jon Germain formed a group with other staff. The reason was to demonstrate over their salaries and someone took a screenshot. They were planning a coup against Bola Ray and the other leaders at EIB so it was during those discussions that someone took a screenshot and sent it to Bola Ray.”

“So, Bola decided to sack them after seeing the screenshots. They hurriedly came to announce their resignation before their sacking was announced. They were sacked,” he reportedly said on The Entertainment Review on Saturday.

Effort to speak with Bola Ray on Sunday to confirm or deny the claims proved rather futile, as he didn’t respond to several calls placed to his phone.

Meanwhile, sources close to the station told NEWS-ONE that apart from KOD and Jon, others have also exited EIB. One other influential DJ on Starr FM has also left, but the source did not confirm whether they were sacked or not.

Although KOD has left EIB, he has a show which will start airing on GHOne TV very soon.

Latest reports also alleged that EIB’s Live FM has been sold over salary issues.

STOP INVESTING IN INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS & GET YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT – Guru Advise Fellow Musicians

Rapper Guru has advised his colleagues in the music industry to set their priorities straight and be focused on making good money to support themselves and their families.

According to him, it’s imperative that colleagues artistes invest in their digital stores to rake in revenue rather than wasting their time on building followers on their social media handles.

To Guru, investing in their digital stores will rake in more revenue that they can invest in their craft but investing in their social presence will just generate likes and comments which does not add anything to their craft or bank account.

“My dear Ghanaian artiste, 1000000 Spotify streams equals $7000 whereas 1 million Instagram followers equal like and comments with no pay. So set your priority right. Tell the leaders to fix the system in Ghana. Something must change.”

With the wake of Coronavirus and its associated lockdown, the music industry is one which has been severely hit by the pandemic because artistes who depend solely on revenue made from live shows have had to stay home with no funds coming in.

Artistes who have invested in building their digital stores will at the moment be receiving some monies for their upkeep as the country fights the deadly disease.

K.O.D LEAVES EIB AFTER 5 YEARS & QUITS RADIO FOR GOOD AFTER 24 YEARS

One of Ghana’s finest broadcasters Kofi Okyere Darko well known in the media circles as K.O.D has left EIB network.

K.O.D who has worked with the company for five years was almost on the verge of leaving last year.

He said there was pressure from his wife for him to leave when the company found themselves in some financial difficulty and workers were not being paid.

He has worked previously worked with Radio Gold before he left for England to pursue greener pastures.

Until his departure he was the host of Starr Drive on Starr FM in Accra,

In a Facebook post he announced that he is taking a break from radio after 24 years.

In a post on Facebook, he wrote;

After 5 straight years at EIB, we mutually parted company last Thursday. It’s been 5 awesome years with an amazing family. From Live FM, my love child as Head of events & host of 360 Live (I truly enjoyed my days at Live with the youngsters) & later moving to Starr to host the Zone & Starr Dive, it’s been a fabulous learning curve.

I’m indebted to the Duffour family, my brother & friend Bolaray (since our mid-teens), Von, gorgeous Emaline, Jeffrey De Gea (who walked me through a lot), Miss Nancy Adobea Anane & my fav marketing & sales family…. our daily KOD tales ( Selassie Tettey Kekeli Gloria Hogba)….. and the last year with my old friend, the gorgeous Cookie & DJ Vyrusky on Starr Drive, it’s been an awesome trip.

I want to say thanks to the EiB family for believing my capabilities & the fab times.

A break from radio is in order after 24 years right?

From Monday, you can catch me at NINETEEN57 off the Oxford Street from 10am.

May God bless us all

CLOSURE OF GHANA BORDERS EXTENDED FOR A MONTH – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that the closure of Ghana’s borders have been extended for a month.

” . . government has taken the decision to extend further the closure of our borders for a month effective 1 am on Monday 4th May until Sunday 31st May,” he said.

The President who was addressing workers in a virtual May Day celebration on Friday, held at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) indicated that “we have no option than to keep our borders closed until we are confident that we have put in place measures to prevent travellers from importing the virus. These restrictions cannot and will not be a permanent feature of our lives but they are for now essential features of our lives”.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has applauded workers for their contributions towards nation-building.

“We recognize and appreciate the efforts and sacrifices they have made towards the construction of the happy and prosperous Ghana we seek, and, on this day, I say Ayekoo to each one of you…We recognize and appreciate the efforts and sacrifices they have made towards the construction of the happy and prosperous Ghana we seek, and, on this day, I say Ayekoo to each one of you,” he added.

Ghana’s Covid-19 case count

Ghana on Thursday recorded 403 more cases of Covid-19, taking the tally to 2,074.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) 212 people have recovered from the disease and 17 have passed away.

Greater Accra still has the highest cases of the disease with 1,795 infections.

Ashanti has 99, Eastern 70, Central 21, Oti, 19 and Upper East 19.

Volta region has 16 cases, Northern 13, Upper West, 10, Western 9, North East 2, and Western North 1.

Source: Peacefmonline.com

CJ BIGGERMAN TO BECOME BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR RICK ROSS PRODUCTS IN GHANA?

Ghanaian rapper CJ Biggerman who took a bold step to meet American Rick Ross at Kempinski Hotel in December 2019 has revealed his current relationship with Rick Ross after their first encounter in Accra.

Many have questioned his relationship with US hip-hop and business mogul Rick Ross. Some in recent comments have alleged it was just a flash in the pan and that all expectations have become a phantom illusion.

After his freestyles on Instagram live with UK dancehall sensation Stefflondon, the rapper popularly known by his die hard fans as Sakumono Bossu or Obolowei, CJ Biggerman came under a barrage of trolls and criticisms.

With some insisting he quit rap but I guess the guy who broke protocol to have his wish of performing with Rick Ross might have the last laugh and will soon be smiling to the bank with rumours of a multimillion dollar ambassadorial deal with the US rapper.

This came after CJ Biggerman posted products of Rick Ross on his Instagram page which received endorsements from the BOSS himself Rick Ross.

PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO IS DOING A GREAT JOB FOR GHANA – Rapper Medikal

Rapper Medikal has commended President Akufo-Addo for doing a job so during his first tenure.

President Akufo-Addo has become the toast of many with his strategic handling of the COVID-19 and other matters arising in the country.

The President has always put citizens first in his approach to fighting the deadly disease that has wiped many off the face of earth.

In appreciating his good works and love for the country, Medikal in a Tweet said the President is doing a good job.

Although he was not specific on what particularly the President is doing a good job at, it is believed that his handling of COVID-19 has been at the heart of many Ghanaians who feel he has done better at the fight.

He tweeted “President Nana Akufu- Addo is doing a great job for the country”.

WOMANISING IS VERY EXPENSIVE, DON’T INVEST IN IT – Rapper Guru Advises

Ghanaian hip-hop, afrobeats and hiplife musician Guru has advised his followers to avoid engaging in multiple casual sexual affairs with women.

According to the “Lapaz Toyota” hitmaker, being a womaniser causes a lot of financial restraints, therefore, people who follow him should avoid investing in it.

It’s unclear what prompted his advice; however, it seems he spoke out of experience.

He made this revelation through Twitter a few days ago.

“Womanizing is very expensive don’t invest in it,” he tweeted.

KOFI JUMAH FEATURES ON EMELIA ARTHUR’S “GHANAIAN KITCHEN” MAIDEN EDITION

One of the secrets of long life of our aged in the society has been what they consume, either solid or liquid.
Sample the views of about ten aged in our society and nine out of the ten will tell you they were particular about what they consume.
Traditionally, every ethnic group in Ghana has their staple food where it is prepared with local ingredients.
 These foods, according to our aged, have been the secrets to their good health and long life, but today, obesity and other forms of illnesses, which were previously associated with the aged, are rampant among young persons due to the junk food we consume.
It was in line with these and many other important reasons why Ghanaians must consume our local food that the ace Made-In-Ghana  Campaign Ambassador and Gospel Music Icon, Emelia Arthur, will soon hit your TV screens with “Ghanaian Kitchen”.
The aims of the cooking programme are to teach how the local dishes are prepared across the country, guests to share their life stories to the youth, to motivate the youth to venture into entrepreneurship instead of waiting for the government to provide them with jobs, promote made in Ghana goods or produce and the need to consume made in Ghana goods.
Dignitaries are invited unto Ghanaian Kitchen to share their life stories to motivate the youth while being assisted by Emelia Arthur to prepare their favorite Ghanaian dish.
The maiden edition of the TV show which would be televised on Home Base TV between the hours of 3pm to 4pm every Saturday would feature the Chief Executive Officer for GIHOC Distilleries, Maxwell Kofi Jumah and the subsequent editions would also feature similar high profile personalities in our society.
 Unlike the other cooking shows which promote other sectors in the economy, the Ghanaian Kitchen would promote and project companies that are manufacturing good and providing services within Ghana.
The maiden edition would be telecast on Saturday, May 2, 2020 between the hours of 3pm to 4pm which the CEO of GIHOC Distilleries, Kofi Jumah, as the guest and guess what he prepared?
Tune in to Home Base TV this and every Saturday and let us all have fun and learn from ‘Kofi Ghana’ as he is affectionately called.

I WILL NEVER GIVE UP IF I LOSE THE ELECTION – John Dumelo

Ghanaian actor turned politician, John Dumelo has said he will not stop trying if he fails to win the Ayawaso West Wuogon parliamentary election.

Making reference to Late President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo, the aspiring member of parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress [NDC] noted that the two great politicians never gave up when they were defeated a couple of times.

Speaking with Kasapa Fm, Dumelo stated that his defeat will give him more experience to make amends for the next election.

“If you look at the Late Former President John Evans Atta Mills, he lost two times before he won finally. The current President, Akufo Addo, lost two times and won on the third time.

“The fact that you lose an election does not mean you should give up. You have to keep trying and learn from your mistakes and eventually victory will be yours.” John Dumelo said.

When asked about his acting career if he wins the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat, Dumelo replied, “I’ll not give up on acting if I’m voted to represent my people in Parliament.”

John Dumelo’s acting career can be described as fruitful and fulfilled judging from the number of movies he has acted in both Ghana and Nigeria since he came into the limelight in 2008.

He came out victorious at the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary elections held on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

He won majority votes to become the party’s parliamentary candidate in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency ahead of the 2020 general elections. John Dumelo won massively with 758 votes while his only contender, Madam Adoboe had 99 votes.

A total of 859 delegates voted in the elections with two rejected ballots.