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SOUTH AFRICA NOW VISA FREE TO GHANAIANS

South Africa is now a visa-free travel destination for Ghanaians.

The Deputy Commissioner of South Africa to Ghana, H.E T. Madumane has confirmed South Africa’s decision to grant Ghana and other countries a visa free status.

He says the intention or decision to settle on Ghana among some few countries to waive off visa is to promote intra-Africa Trade and Tourism in Africa and also help make Ghana entrepreneurs who want to do business in South Africa go there with ease.

Speaking in an interview with host of Okay FM’s ‘Ekwanso Dwoodwoo’, Abeiku Aggrey Santana, he explained that there will be diplomatic negotiations between the two countries to stipulate all relevant issues regarding the agreement as to when it will manifest and who qualifies to benefit etc.

Ghana was added to the list of seven countries whose citizens would be allowed to enter South Africa visa-free.

The decision to add Ghana to the list was taken by South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs, following an announcement in September 2018 that South Africa was finalising a number of visa waiver arrangements with other nations.

South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, said in a statement that citizens of the seven countries are able to enter South Africa without a visa. The Minister believed tourism in South Africa would soar as the country relaxes it visa requirements.

He added that out of the 193 countries who are member states of the United Nations, the Department has granted visa-free status to 75 nations. Of these, he says, 16 were in on the African continent and were SADC members and 59 were from around the world.

Meanwhile, Ghana has accordingly executed agreements on mutual visa exemption with additional 20 countries across the world.

Out of the 21 countries, the mutual exemptions are to cover holders of diplomatic and service passports traveling to eight countries. The rest of the 13 countries are expected to cover holders of all passports.

Official correspondent of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration dated June 26, 2019, and sighted by DGN Online, mentioned the 21 nations as Barbados, Brazil, China, Cuba, Germany, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sudan, Turkey, Kenya. The rest included Lesotho, Namibia, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Jamaica and Rwanda.

 

I HAVE A THING FOR REAL GOD FEARING MEN – Actress Yvonne Nelson Reveals

Award-winning Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson has disclosed the kind of men she prefers.

In a post on Twitter, the mother of one revealed that she has a thing for real God-fearing men.

The actresses preference when it comes to men is no longer a secret as she has revealed it.

It is now clear that the actress will no longer be romantically involved with men who are not religious.

She Tweeted;

“I have a THING for REAL God-fearing men! ”
Aside Yvonne Nelson is a very outspoken political critic and social activist. She is credited to have a nationwide end Dumsor demonstration #DumorMustStop against the Mahama administration. She has also criticised some policies by the current Nana Addo led administration.

Social Media is her biggest platform she uses to express herself.

GHANAIAN ACTOR ABRAHAM ATTAH TO STAR IN RAPPER BIRDMAN’S HOLLYWOOD FILM

American rapper Birdman will executive produce ‘Tazmanian Devil’, a coming-of-age film based on a Nigerian immigrant.

Nollywood movies will be the debut feature from Nigerian-American filmmaker, Solomon Onita Jr.

With Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah from the ‘Beast of No Nation’ playing the lead role, Benny Boom of Groundwurk Studios, will also partner as executive producer on the project.

Speaking on the project, Benny Boom said, “I have been creating visuals for Cash Money artists for decades, and I am excited about this next phase of our collaboration.

“Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams has supported me since my first years directing, and this joint venture is a natural business and creative transition – the first of many.”

‘Tazmanian Devil’ follows Dayo, a 19-year-old immigrant (Attah) who, after moving to the US, struggles to bond with his estranged father, who abandoned his family to become a missionary.

When he joins a college fraternity, he is challenged by his father, leaving him in search of his own moral ground.

Abraham Attah will be joined by Adepero Oduye (Pariah, When They See Us), who plays his mother and Nater Guma Mbaho Mwime (Queen of Katwe, The Chi), who plays his deeply religious father.

No official release date has been revealed, but the film is currently at post-production stage.

Source: Vanguardngr.com

I AM ADDICTED TO SHOPPING, I NEED PRAYERS – Actress Jackie Appiah Reveals

Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah has revealed one thing that she loves doing and admitted that she has become seriously addicted it.

Jackie Appiah says she is obsessed with excessive shopping and she would need prayers and deliverance to stop that. In her very recent interview with BBC Pidgin, the “Perfect Picture” revealed that she is so obsessed with shopping so much that if her fans don’t pray for her to put an end to it, it might become something else.

“I am a shopaholic. I need prayers. I shop too much” she disclosed.

The beautiful actress also opened up about some rare things in her life, including how a goat once knocked her down causing her to lose some teeth. She made further revelations about herself including the number of languages she speaks and the countries she has travelled to so far.

The popular A-list actress and mother of one also talked about how much she loved adventure which has seen her travel to over 100 countries and counting.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

SHATTA WALE AND STONEBWOY’S PEACE WILL NOT LAST – Pope Skinny

The former right-hand man of Shatta Wale, Pope Skinny has reacted to the peace and unity established between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy yesterday, 30th May 2019.

According to Pope Skinny, the supposed peace found between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy will never last as Ghanaians are hoping it does for the interest of the music industry.

Pope Skinny claims that they were just posing for the camera but he knows for a fact that it won’t last. He further blamed Ghanaians for being hypocrites about the Shatta Wale-Stonebwoy peace.

Interestingly, Pope Skinny claims everyone who is smart like him knows that Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy are faking and their peace won’t last

Pope Skinny posted:

“If you are smart like me, you will know that this peace will not last. Hypocrisy Nkuaa Ghana. Posing for the camera. Peace.”

FORBES AFRICA’S “MY WORST DAY WITH PEACE HYDE” GOES GLOBAL

The leading business talk show on the number one business magazine platform, Forbes Africa My Worst Day with Peace Hyde, is set to launch its third instalment and this time, the program has a lineup of powerhouse business tycoons from the global business world.

The show which is renowned for interviewing the African continents billionaires and millionaires on their most challenging day ever in business has raised the bar by venturing into global business world to assemble a league of some of the richest and most successful African American moguls.

Reprising her role as creator, producer and host of the show that reaches some 60 million homes across 16 countries in sub Saharan Africa, Peace Hyde is set to take the award-winning show global. Successful editions have of the show has been syndicated in Ghana and South Africa drawing in an enviable guest list of some of the most powerful people in African business.

Some of the guests on this line up include, Eddie Brown, one of the wealthiest philanthropists in Baltimore and founder of Brown Capital Management investment firm with over $9 billion of assets under management; Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and CEO of $925 million ActOne, provider of workforce solutions including temporary staffing; Cathy Hughes, media mogul and founder of TV One and Urban One launched in partnership with Comcast with 53 stations across 16 markets and Bishop TD Jakes of TD jakes Enterprises to name a few.

From London, the prestigious shortlist includes the powerlist most powerful person of African and Caribbean heritage for 2017 and 2019, Tom Ilube and Ric Lewis respectively. Tom Ilube is a millionaire tech entrepreneur and education philanthropist who is the founder of AIM listed Crossword Cybersecurity and also a non-executive director of the BBC and sits on the Royal Ban of Scotland’s technology Advisory Board. Ric Lewis is a CEO of Tristan Capital Partners, an independent London headquartered real estate investment management boutique with $10 billion of assets under management.

“We have interviewed some of the most powerful people in Africa and for this season, we decided to seek out people all over the world with African heritage and explore how they overcame their most challenging day in business. When we started 3 years ago we didn’t realise how big the show will be and we have had overwhelming feedback from all over the world and hence the reason why we are going global with this season,” says Peace Hyde.

The show has previously featured Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote alongside other billionaire moguls like Africa’s second richest woman, Folorunso Alakija, South African millionaire and Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba, AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina and Ghanaian millionaire moguls Paa Kwasi Nduom. The third season of the show is sponsored by leading real estate company, Nedcomoaks.

MOST NIGERIAN HIT SONGS HAVE GHANAIAN GROOVE – Nigerian Singer Praiz Reveals

Nigerian songwriter, singer, producer and entertainer Praiz, known in real life as Vance Lee Watt II has said that a lot of hit songs churned out by Nigerians have “Ghanaian groove”.

Praiz made these revelations on the #VJmix edition of Ghana’s number one mid-afternoon entertainment show, “Rythmzlive” on Ghone TV to hosts Dj Xpliph & Aaron Ayiih. According to him, Ghanaian and Nigerian songs have a lot of similarities.

When asked by Dj Xpliph what he loves about the Ghanaian music industry, he retorted, “one thing I love about Ghanaian music is its simplicity. It is very simple but complex at the same time. It takes someone with great art to be able to put out work which is complex yet very simple”. Music is a universal language, so I should be able to tap into your sound, listen and fuse with your sound”.

Praiz admitted that just a few Ghanaian acts run promotions in Nigeria with the likes of Sarkodie, King Promise, Stonebwoy, R2Bees & Efya inclusive.

Answering questions on music policies, Praiz reiterated that, there is no such music policy in Nigeria that stipulates or regulates the rate at which non-Nigerian songs are played.

“If that is done, your music won’t be played in other countries”.

After Aaron Ayiih asked whether Nigerians are united as portrayed globally, he answered, “the truth is we are all human beings, and I could act like I like you in public but deep down I might not like you so only God knows”.

Praiz has a new song with Stonebwoy dubbed “hussle”. He explained that the inspiration behind hussle is to encourage people to be proud of their jobs and never forgetting family. He has also wrapped off his sophomore album which is set to drop in July with a listening session to take place prior to the release.

Watch the full video below:

‘I’M MORE HANDSOME THAN LILWIN’- Patapaa Insists

Patapaa’s looks has often been a subject of ridicule ever since he burst onto the scene with his explosive ‘One Corner’ song. It’s even difficult to determine his age when you look at his not-so-good looking face.

Well, they say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder so several people have embraced him for who he’s. The ‘Skopatumana’ hitmaker is often compared to comic actor and poster boy of Kumawood, Lilwin as to who is uglier.

It’s no secret that people say Lilwin is one of the ugliest Ghanaian celebrities we have hence according to Patapaa, he’s more handsome than Lilwin.

The musician made this known in an interview with Abeiku Santana on the ‘Atuu Show’ when asked by the host if he accepts being ugly as many Ghanaians claim he is.

Patapaa admitted he’s not that good looking but maintained that he is more handsome than Lilwin adding that he (Patapaa) doesn’t have big eyes like the actor.

So we are throwing the question to you, between Lilwin and Patapaa, who is more handsome. Few days ago, Patapaa branded Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale as the finest artists of our time.

He’d said:

“My First Top Act Is Bhim Nation, Stonebwoy, Stonebwoy Over All Of Them, Then I Would Say Shatta. The Rest Of GH Artistes Should Go Home”.

POLICE REVEALS IDENTITY OF PRIME SUSPECT IN DEATH OF CHRIS ATTOH’S WIFE

Police have released a sketch of the suspected killer of Chris Attoh’s wife in a Greenbelt, Maryland parking lot.

44-year-old Bettie Jenifer was shot dead in front of about 10 witnesses on May 10 as she walked from the employment agency she owned. Greenbelt police said a gunman chased her down the parking lot, shot her in front of witnesses and ran off.

Our investigators do not believe this was random,” police department spokesman George Mathews told The Associated Press at the time. “It was very brazen – it happened in broad daylight in front of multiple witnesses.”

The police released the sketch on Friday, but they haven’t named a suspect or a motive yet.

After her murder, it was revealed that Jenifer was married to two men, Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh, 39, and Kedrick Jenifer, a drug lord in Baltimore.

Mr. Kedrick has been serving a 20-year sentence for distributing at least 450 kilograms of cocaine in Baltimore and Virginia.

See his pictures below:

music video:KECHE’S MUCH ANTICIPATED MOST EXPENSIVE “ODO” VIDEO FINALLY OUT!

Ghanaian music duo Keche over the weekend released the much awaited million dollars video titled “Odo” which was shot in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

According to a close source, the video was shot at one of the most expensive locations in Dubai where top African musicians have had some of their videos shot in the past.

The video which was premiered at the premises of 4syte TV on 25th May 2019 saw top industry players in attendance and popular hiplife musician D-Cryme as Mc with a live telecast on 4Syte TV.

After the launch,The duo were very grateful to their new management team Golden Empire Legacy Limited that officially signed and outdoor them with a whooping  GHC2.5 million (equivalent to USD $500,000) plus three-bedroom apartment and two Hyundai Elantra saloon cars to help them run their day-to-day activities.

Watch the video below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com