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MUSIC INDUSTRY IS UNFAIR TO MARRIED WOMEN – Rapper Lousika Insists

Being a female artiste in the Ghanaian music industry can be quite challenging; add in marriage and childbirth and the journey becomes even more difficult with some calling time on their careers.

Last year, when Afrobeats artiste Becca got married and had a baby, she told the Graphic Showbiz in an interview that she won’t be slowed down, however, she announced on social media that she was ending her music career to focus on her family and her other investments at the end of this year.

While Becca may have her own reasons for quitting music, for her colleague rapper Lousika, who also took time off to marry and have children just when her career was taking off, the music industry is not fair to female acts who get married or have children.

“I would say the industry is not fair to those who get married, especially the females and it is not a good thing. Marriage should not be a big deal but in our part of the world, it is and it is just unfortunate.

“Look at me, when I got married and became pregnant, I had to go on a break to take care of my family and I am yet to come back. I would say this has been favourable for me somewhat because I am not on any label but for someone who works with a label, it is something else.

“It is like they do not want to work with you, they think you cannot do it or be yourself, they think the excuses with family issues will be too much which is not fair at all.

“Who has asked the likes of Sarkodie and Stonebwoy if they will stop working to take care of the home? Does anyone expect them to do so? No. But for us, it’s like that should be your choice. Even when people want to book you for events, they are skeptical about it which is not a good thing at all,” she told the Graphic Showbiz.

Lousika, whose real name is Christelle Akua Sika Amankona, insisted that being mothers and wives did not make them weak. “The fact that being a mother comes with issues doesn’t mean we should be treated like we are weak.

“I run a business and if my staff calls me to say their son or daughter is not well, I have to understand but that does not mean it is the end of the world for the person. However, in the entertainment industry, that is what it feels like. Honestly, it is tough for us,” she stated.

Talking about her music career, the Opampam rapper said she was coming out with great stuff this year.

“This year, we have lots of things to do, music has always been my thing and even though I came out with some songs last year, I was not able to keep up but his year is going to be great,” she confidently stated.

Lousika had a word for her fans, “2020 is a year of positivity, the number is a lucky one and if we put our minds to it, we can achieve anything we want to,” she said.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

FELLA MAKAFUI & MEDIKAL IN BREAK-UP DRAMA

Rapper Medikal and his actress girlfriend Fella Makafui are back into the social media trends over claims that they have broken up.

Rumours about their break-up started late last week when the former ‘Yolo’ actress reportedly unfollowed Medikal on Instagram and also deleted all his photos from her page.

Medikal released a song titled ‘Come Back’ to apologise to Fella over a reason that is yet to be made public.

A subsequent video on social media captured Fella asking Medikal‒ who came to her shop with some friends to further apologise ‒ to leave her shop.

He further took to Instagram on Monday to apologise.

“Hey, @fellamakafui_ since you haven’t blocked me on Twitter, I know you will definitely see this! Listen, I love you, I want us to start a family together! People make mistakes! Nobody be perfect. Will prove to you and the whole world I will be a better man for you and our kids,” he wrote.

Medikal’s post also indicated that Fella Makafui has blocked him on every platform except Twitter.

After hinting on a break-up between himself and the actress on Friday, the rapper has continually tried to apologise to his woman.

Meanwhile, a lot of people are sceptical about the break-up drama. Some people believe it is a publicity stunt. Some are also alleging that Medikal have gone back to his ex-girlfriend, Deborah Vanessa.

But Medikal responded to some of the claims on Twitter saying, “And yall stop fuelling this whole thing! I was never on the same set with my ex. It’s a location for a shoot that many people have used! It’s an upcoming project by @KhalifinaM ft myself.”

Fella, who was also on live broadcast on Instagram on Sunday evening, described the break-up claims as “no joke” to clear the air on rumours that it is a publicity stunt.

Meanwhile, amidst the drama, Deborah Vanessa and budding songstress Khalifina have announced a new song titled ‘Amanfuor Boys’, a track which some have described as a shade to Fella Makafui.

video: MOST GHANAIANS ARE HYPOCRITES AND FOOLS – Efia Odo

Actress and Social Media Influencer Andrea Owusu popularly known as Efia Odo said most Ghanaians are “Hypocrites” and “Fools”.

Efia who was pouring her heart out on social media about how people insults her over her choice of dressing, said she owns her body and she can decide what she wears or which part of her body she wants to expose.

In a lengthy video on Instagram, Efia said 90% of Ghanaians are hypocrites and fools and she can’t understand why people cannot just mind their business.

According to her, how she dresses does not determine her personality or how pure her heart is. She said no amount of insults or negative comments will make her change her lifestyle or fashion style.

Watch the full video below:

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I BELIEVE IN GOD BUT I AM NOT A CHRISTIAN – Kofi Kinaata Reveals

Rapper, Kofi Kinaata has said in an interview that although he believes in the existence of a most high God, he is not a Christian.

According to him, he is not religious because religion was created by man and not God as many profess.

Kinaata made this known in an interview he granted on Accra-based Joy FM.

He said “God is not a Christian. God is not a religion, we humans brought religion.”

On polygamy, he mentioned that he does not believe in polygamy because every man should have just one wife.

Interestingly, Kofi’s latests hit single “Things Fall Apart” speaks about how religion, hypocrisy and other issues relating Christianity.

UT BANK BOSS PRINCE KOFI AMOABENG ARRESTED

Founder of the now-defunct UT Bank, Prince Kofi Amoabeng, has been arrested, today Tuesday, January 14, 2020 over the collapse of the bank.

The respected business mogul has already been prepared for the  Accra Circuit Court IV.

The Bank of Ghana on Monday, August 14, 2017 revoked the licences of UT and Capital banks due to their insolvency, leading to a seamless takeover of the two banks by GCB Bank.

UT Bank, which was trading on the Ghana Stock Exchange, had its listing status also suspended.

Provisional figures released by the central bank showed the total liability of UT Bank stood at GH¢850 million while its total asset was pegged at GH¢112 million.

Mr. Amoabeng has since the revocation of the licence of UT Bank been a subject of investigations for what the Bank of Ghana has termed as “willful deceit”.

The Bank of Ghana on August, 7, 2017 declared UT Bank and Capital Bank insolvent after it failed to meet the minimum capital requirement.

“Despite repeated agreements between the Bank of Ghana and UT Bank and Capital Bank to implement an action plan to address these significant shortfalls, the owners and managers of UT Bank and Capital Bank were unable to increase the capital of the banks to address the insolvency,” BoG statement said.

Already, former CEO and founder of Capital Bank, William Ato Essien is standing trial on 26 charges, including stealing of various sums in excess of GHS260 million.

Prince Kofi Amoabeng who is the president of UT Group of companies, recently said he still finds it very difficult in understanding why the government of Ghana closed down UT Bank despite interventions by some UT investors to bail them out.

“If UT Bank owed 800 million and an investor comes and says I’m ready to pay half of it (400 million) and Bank of Ghana (BoG) writes off the 400 million but decides to close down the bank which will cost the nation at least 2.2 billion, it didn’t make sense” he said on the ‘KSM Show.’

The business mogul said it is easier to lose that 400 million than to incur a cost of about 2.2 billion on a country like Ghana, plus collateral damages, unpaid staff among others.

“It’s as if the government did not take their time to really evaluate the options they had but when people say that the action is to get to me, then it is really ridiculous because you can’t get me. If you target me, you target the wrong person,” he told his critics.

He reiterated that UT Bank as a listed company had about 15,000 shareholders whose investments were just disenfranchised because of the bank’s closure and nothing has happened to them.

Amoabeng advised that as individuals “when things are going on very well, we have to ask ‘God why me’ but when things are not going on well, then we need to ask ‘God what’s next?’”.

He said he always feels sad anytime he sees ex-staff of UT Bank selling along the road or indulged in menial jobs.

He further indicated that he was the last person to hear of the collapse of his bank even though a day before the collapse, he had spoken to the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, who never mentioned of the collapse until 8 am that he called his daughter.

BEVERLY AFAGLO IS NOT MY FRIEND – Selly Galley Reveals

Actress and Television Presenter,  Selly Galley has revealed that her colleague actress Beverly Afaglo who is also the wife of her husband’s group member, Choirmaster, is not her friend.

Speaking to Zion Felix on the Uncut Show, Selly stated emphatically that they are not friends .

The wife of Cartel Big J aka Praye Tietia of the Praye Music Group said the fact that their husbands are working together doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be friends.

For all these years of being close to Praye, Selly couldn’t recount ever being friends with Beverly Afaglo, so there is nothing like they are no more friends.

The fashionista declined the notion that the wives of the musicians are fueling unnecessary tension between them.

Speaking for herself, Selly Galley stressed that she does not want the Praye group members to separate but she always wishes for a united and successful Praye.

She added that she loved her husband for who he is before they married so she will support whatever he does.

Selly Galley also described her husband as a humble person and a peace-maker who will calm down things even if misunderstandings erupt among the Praye group members.

MODEL VICTORIA MICHAELS CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRY IN GHANA

International fashion model, Victoria Michaels, was the brand ambassador for the recently held Fashion Connect Africa (FCA) event in Accra, and she has revealed it wasn’t an easy task winning support for the event.

According to her, a lot of people around gave up on her when she needed their support the most for the event.

The 2019 FCA was held on Monday, December 30, 2019, at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, as one of the events under the Year of Return calendar. Aimed at bridging the gap between the global fashion industry and the indigenous African fashion industry, it brought a never seen before style and innovation to the African fashion runway. It showcased amazing collections from some of Africa’s best designers like Chocolate Clothing, Duaba Serwaa, David Tlale and a host of others.

But it appeared persons who promised to support the event didn’t come forward.

Speaking through a congratulatory message on Instagram, Victoria indicated that the people who gave up on her didn’t believe she and the team could pull off a world standard fashion event.

She is therefore happy she and her team were able to prove them wrong.

“Thank you to everyone who supported this vision from inception and our very special guests who graced the event with their beautiful presence. Quite a number didn’t believe in us, they weren’t sure we could make it happen, hence, wouldn’t associate with the brand or even come on this journey with us until we took flight on that fateful December evening,” she revealed.

“We had intended to keep this entire development of disappointment to ourselves but changed our minds to speak up so that we would inspire someone out there who has a dream. Listen; they may not believe in your dreams but don’t let them stop you from dreaming, instead dream bigger. Do not let contrary opinions and negative energy deter you from going for gold. Run and plan with that vision once it comes to you. Those who failed to believe in you would eventually come back and ask to sit with you on that success table,” she also said.

“We at FCA believe that the creative will more improvement through partnership and collaborations. The time is now. We cannot thank our sponsors enough,” she added.

THERE IS NO ACTRESS WHO MAKES MONEY FROM JUST ACTING MOVIES – Princess Shyngle Reveals

Gambian actress, Princess Shyngle says there’s no actress in Africa who makes money from just acting movies.

According to her, most of them sleep with men who are wealthy in order to maintain their lifestyles.

She made this known in a post where she talked about how “big men” chase her in her DM whenever she posts pictures of her sumptuous body.

She said “My dm is super fcuking lit, anytime I post a bad ass picture my dm and emails is under attack by pussy hunters ready to pay anything to get this Gambian Pussy . That’s why when I see all these lying ass actresses claiming success and blessings from acting movie I just laugh my ass out as in the same men sponsoring your life style are on my dms oh or their pimps are on my dm the funny thing is these same men that sleep with y’all brag about it oh, they tell us oh . Don’t let anyone fool you oh there is no actress that made her riches from just acting movies you’ll have to act 150 movies and save that money to afford a Range Rover or a 1st class ticket abroad”.

I’M READY TO GIVE LOVE A CHANCE IN 2020 – Juliet Ibrahim Shares Her New Year Resolution

Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim has revealed that she is ready to give love another chance after a series of failed relationships.

In a post on her Instagram page, the curvy actress said that she had grown wiser and smarter and knows her true value and as such she will not settle for less than she deserves.

She then added that come 2020, she was open to starting a new relationship.

In her post, Juliet Ibrahim wrote:

“May my next relationship be my “ I remember praying for this “ Amen. #atoasttolifebook #atoasttolife –

“– 2020 I’m ready to give love a chance again.

“I have grown Wiser, smarter, emotionally ready, I’m aware of my tolerance level, won’t settle for less than I deserve, I know my worth and definitely understand how to add tax to my worth going forward… – Let’s give love a chance… shall we? #newbeginnings #2020 “XOXO A PRINCESS WHO KISSED FROGS”

I WILL NEVER STOP RELEASING SONGS – Emelia Brobbey To Critics

I’ll never stop releasing songs but I’ll work on my voice Kumawood actress turned musician Emelia Brobbey says she is never going to stop singing regardless of the negative publicity her song got her.

However, the actress disclosed she is willing to work on her voice for Ghanaians to appreciate her songs more.

Speaking with Ruben on Kumasi-based radio station, Luv Fm, Emelia Brobbey said, “in most of the comments what I read is the voice. So, I know that they are criticising me so that I work on the voice.”

She explained that she read social media comments to find out what Ghanaians wanted from her so she could produce songs they could enjoy and dance to.

Emelia Brobbey went viral on social media after releasing her debut single ‘Fame K?’.

Many people on social media called it trash while others claimed it could be added to the six killer diseases.

The song sparked a challenge which made fun of the actress and her song. Some social media reactions that followed suggested people wanted her to stick to acting.

But Emelia Brobbey said her detractors have another thing coming because she is not stopping music anytime soon.

The celebrated actress stated that she has more music in the pipeline. According to her, people who believe she produced noise because of her voice only appreciate other genres of music.

Emelia’s genre of music is highlife and she cannot sing that genre or do a live band with a Celine Dion voice, she told Ruben.

“So I sang Emelia Brobbey’s voice, that’s what I did. I did me. I sang my voice. If Ghanaians are not happy and they think it’s noise I’ll go do the homework and bring it,” the ‘Adofo Asa’ actress said.

She thanked a section of social media that praised her work.

Emelia Brobbey said she was impressed with these fans of her’s and their dedication in defending her against the trolls.