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THIS IS MY WAY OF SPREADING THE GOSPEL & NO ONE CAN STOP ME – Mmebusem Tell Critics

Nothing good comes easy and that is why while he is being praised for mimicking Jesus Christ, actor/ comedian, Justice Hymns popularly known as Mmebusem, is equally facing the wrath of some Christians who are not pleased with his actions.

In the last few weeks, the comedian, who has become very popular, especially on social media for his skits as Jesus, has been slammed for his creativity, with his critics including actress, Joselyn Dumas and founder and leader of London Prayer Centre, Pator Brian Amoateng saying he is ridiculing God.

However, in an interview with Graphic Showbiz recently, Mmebusem defended himself, saying he was not mocking God and the Christian faith but was using a unique way to spread the word of God.

He said no mortal had the right to judge him except God and entreated his critics to be focused on winning souls for God and not ride on his sweat to be popular.

“I don’t care about the criticisms because they are condemning things they have no idea of. I just want to tell them to be focused on their work and stop fighting for God.

“This is my way of spreading the Gospel and no one can stop me from doing my work. Jesus Christ has not asked for fighters so they should concentrate on their work as servants of God,” he stated.

The Kumawood actor, who has been releasing skits after he left the Boys Abre TV series on UTV and even featured in Wendy Shay’s C.T.D music video, described himself as a staunch Christian who will not deliberately subject his faith to mockery.

“What I’m doing now is not something new because my fans who followed my works during my Kumawood days will attest that using scriptures has been my style but fortunately, I’m getting more attention now because of social media.

“I always say I was born to preach through entertainment because I can see Satan is using entertainment to win souls so with that same platform and means, I want to reach out to the masses about the word of God.

“I am not going to stop what I think is right unless God stops me Himself. If what I do is from God, it will stand and no man can collapse it. We are all working for God’s kingdom but with different approaches so they should wish me well,” he stated.

Mmebusem said he had been emboldened to go all out with his skits because of the immense support from his pastor and church.

“Apart from my pastor and church, I receive a lot of encouragement from other unknown pastors who reach out to me on phone. I believe my critics have not considered the content of what I do. I don’t misquote the Bible because I know I’m evangelising through comedy so people should concentrate on the good side,” he stated.

INVESTORS RUN AWAY BECAUSE ARTISTES SNATCH THEIR GIRLFRIENDS – Article Wan Reveals

Musician Article Wan has observed that several investors have resolved to not plough money into the music industry mainly because of numerous unfair treatments meted out to them.

He claimed in an interview that some artistes extend their promiscuous lives to the girlfriends of these investors as they snatch them away.

“We’ve got investors but sometimes, artistes treat them some way so they don’t feel like investing again,” he told MzGee. “Sometimes, people disrespect them, people are not faithful to them… There are instances the artistes snatch the girlfriends of these investors. That actually gets them crazy. How can you snatch the taste of your boss?”

Although he acknowledges how painful it is for investors to be betrayed in that manner, Article Wan who wishes for huge investments in talents said: “Investors shouldn’t look at what other artistes have done to them and say they will not invest in other good artistes. It’s killing the industry.”

Conversations about the ungratefulness of some Ghanaian musicians have been held on countless occasions as some managers expressed their unwillingness to ‘gamble’ with their resources.

Few months ago, Rapper EL, for instance, said the ungratefulness of some new artistes sometimes makes him refuse to sign them on.

“Very few of them are grateful when you lift them up there. The majority forget that you have ever done something for them when they make it. Can you imagine an artiste putting his career on hold and helping another artiste only for that person to be ungrateful in future,” he quizzed.

Source: Ghanaweb.com 

I WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE UBER UNTIL I CAN AFFORD 20 CARS – Efia Odo

Actress, Efia Odo says she will continue to take Uber until she can afford 20 cars.

A video of Afia Schwarzenegger teasing Efia Odo of still using Uber was circulating on the internet some days ago.

Reacting to the comments by Afia Schwarzenegger, Efia Odo mentioned that Ghanaians like to show off their material wealth.

She said “People in this country are overly obsessed with material things. It’s like they’ll rather prove that they have a car or the latest gadget than actually owning land or having a progressive business.

She noted that it is “Sad bunch of folks”.

She, however, added “I will continue to take Uber until I can afford 20 cars”.

HOW DARE YOU DARE ME – Abeiku Santana To Nana Aba Anamoah

Two media personalities are going at each other days after the American rapper, Cardi B never showed up for a ‘Meet and Greet’ session with Ghanaian celebrities.

Broadcaster Abeiku Santana has again taken a swipe at journalist Nana Aba Anamoah for giving him an ultimatum to prove that she [Nana Aba] spoke ill about Despite Media for inviting Big Brother Naija Housemate Tacha to Ghana.

According to the host of ‘Ekwanso Dwoodwoo’ on Okay FM, after giving the ‘State of Affairs’ host evidence that she had had a Twitter conversation with her protégée Serwa Amihere about Big Brother Naija and events in the Big Brother Naija House, she [Nana Aba] cannot deny on Twitter that she does not know Tacha.

Abeiku Santana, who calls himself Mr Tourism before signing off his late afternoon show on Okay FM Wednesday, December 11, stated that Nana Aba Anamoah had always been vociferous about things happening in Ghana, that is, from politics through to social issues and entertainment, so he was surprised when she [Nana Aba] as the ‘girl’s prefect’ could not comment about things that happened at the Cardi B live in Ghana concert, where the event organizers disrespected some Ghanaian celebrities.

He said, “Nana Aba Anamoah you say you’re Sarkodie’s PR and also a fan of Shatta Wale; they have been disrespected by Nigerians who organised the Cardi B event in Ghana… and as girl’s perfect, you couldn’t speak, but you’re quick to speak your mind on politics and other social issues”.

“…After telling you to come and address these issues you give me an ultimatum that I should come and remove my mouth; how dare you, how dare you dare me, how dare you dare me, can you dare me, can you dare me; this should be your last warning. I’ve been advised so don’t dare me,” angry Abeiku Santana burst out in the studio.

He explained further that the Cardi B show was organised by Nigerians who used Ghanaians as the front liners and yet disrespected big artistes like Sarkodie and Shatta Wale (who used a helicopter to go and do his soundcheck) from not performing at the show which came off last Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Source: Ghanaweb.com 

MOST MARRIED MEN HAVE SIDE CHICKS; POLYGAMY MUST BE LEGALIZED – John Dumelo Advocates

Renowned actor and politician, John Dumelo has intimated that polygamy should be legalised in Ghana because there is nothing wrong with it.

Under the country’s civil laws, polygamy is considered to be an illegal lifestyle, even though a large part of the population who are Muslims and members of the African Traditional religion do not find any problem with it.

John Dumelo said on Citi FM that;

According to John Dumelo, women should also be allowed to chose multiple husbands because it is ‘perfect’ for both ways.

“I feel that there’s nothing wrong with it. I mean if our brothers and sisters who are Muslims are doing it perfectly, why not Christians? Provided you can take care of your family and your two or three wives that’s fine and I mean, I speak to a lot of Muslim friends of mine and they’re okay with it, personally I don’t believe in it but I feel it’s good for Ghana”.

John Dumelo again posted this on his Facebook and his IG pages but deleted it after sometime….Here is the screenshot;

BANK OF GHANA INTRODUCES GH¢100, GH¢200 NOTES & GH¢2 COINS

The Governor of the central bank, Dr Ernest Yedu Addison, has announced the introduction of GH¢100 and GH¢200 notes to the country’s currency denomination.

Also, GH¢2 coins have been introduced. The new notes which go into circulation Friday November 29, 2019 were unveiled at a press conference at the Banking Hall of the Bank of Ghana (BoG).

“A lot of thinking went into the decision to introduce the higher denomination banknotes. The structure of the banknote should align well with the needs of the people who use it for their daily transactions.

“We need banknotes and coins that are convenient for most people to use, high quality, secure and cost-effective. Accordingly, in March 2017, the Bank of Ghana begun a process of conducting a thorough review of the structure of the currency including on the note/coin boundary and acceptability and use of the individual currency series,” Dr Addison said.

He said the review exercise which involved conducting a nationwide survey with market operatives, businesses and international stakeholders as well as some empirical exercise.

The Governor added that, “the outcome of these exercises revealed the resurgence of deadweight burden issues on the economy due to past significant inflation and perennial depreciation of the currency, a significant increase in the demand for higher denomination banknote and increased the cost of printing.”

Dr Addison said in line with the results of the exercise, the BoG is introducing the new notes to complement the existing series to ensure customer convenience and bring about efficiency in the printing of currency to generate savings for the country.

“These new higher value denominations will only restore partially the dollar value of the higher denomination GH¢200 to about US$40, not quite close to levels in 2007, but high enough to significantly reduce the deadweight burden and high transaction cost in making high-value purchases in a cash-based economy like Ghana,” he said.

In May this year, BoG put into circulation, upgraded banknotes of the Ghana Cedi. The rationale for upgrading the banknotes was primarily to enhance the security features of the banknotes in the context of an evolving technological landscape and to bring on board features that will secure the currency and make it difficult for counterfeiting. In addition to enhancing the security features, the upgraded banknotes came with specific features to improve durability and enhance their machine readability.

“The highest denomination then was GH¢50 and was equivalent to the US$50. Twelve years after the redenomination exercise, sustained periods of high inflation and the perennial depreciation of the currency have eroded, in real terms, the face value of the series of the notes.”

The Governor said the introduction of the high-value notes should not be misinterpreted to mean a shift away from the Central Banks policy of pursuing a cashless society and promoting the use of electronic modes of payments.

“While vigorously pursuing financial inclusion by accelerating the migration to e-payment platforms, we are also mindful of the relevance of cash in our day-to-day dealings. Undeniably, cash still remains the preferred medium of payment by the large informal sector in the country.

“This is why we continue to pay attention to enhancements in the structure, security features and management of cash within the economy. This will stay with us for some time,” Dr Addison said.

He also disclosed that the Bank of Ghana will embark on a nationwide campaign to educate the general public on the new denominations.

“I entreat every Ghanaian to study these new denominations carefully and be familiar with the main features to facilitate the detection of fake currency notes. The need to properly handle our banknotes is still of significant importance and we must strive to keep them clean at all times in line with the Bank’s Clean Note Policy. In other words, ‘Know the cedi Cedi and Keep it clean,’” he said.

PASTOR BRAIN ACHEAMPONG ACCUSES MMEBUSEM OF MOCKING GOD

Founder of International Youth Empowerment Summit (IYES), Pastor Brain Amoateng, has joined the argument that the sensational Comedian and actor Mmebusem is mocking God with his craft.

In recent times, Kumawood actor Mmebusem has won the hearts of many with his funny Jesus comedy video but a lot of people are also against him and One of the people who are against the act is renowned international preacher Brian Amoateng.

The Brian Jones Outreach Ministries    with its headquarters in London has stated that its high time Mmebusem aka Ghana Jesus stops the ‘nonsense’ he is doing in the name of comedy.

According to the pastor, Jesus Christ cannot be mocked by anyone and its time Ghanaian youth rise up to put a stop to the comedy series.

He posted: “Enough of this nonsense. I don’t support this….Christian Youth of Ghana, our God cannot be mocked in the name of comedy….”

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

GHANAIAN MUSICIANS MISSING IN CNN TOP 10 BIGGEST MUSIC STARS IN AFRICA LIST

American news-based pay television channel Cable News Network – CNN has compiled a list of 10 Africa’s biggest music stars and interestingly no Ghanaian musician made it into the subjective list.

The list which has no criteria for its justification or any explanation whatsoever, has five Nigerian musicians out of ten but interestedly one of Africa’s most consistent and relevant music stars Davido from Nigeria also didn’t make the list.

CNN’s top ten biggest music stars in Africa has Grammy nominee Burna Boy from Nigeria topping the list followed by 3-times Grammy Winner Angelique Kidjo from Benin in the second position and it goes on to the 10th position.

The list, which was compiled over the weekend, has five Nigerian artists out of 10: Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Mr Eazi, and Tiwa Savage.

Checkout the list below:

See the full list below:

CNN Top 10 Biggest Music Stars In Africa:

1. Burna Boy
2. Angelique Kidjo
3. Diamond Platnumz
4. Yemi Alade
5. Tiwa Savage
6. Wizkid
7. Mr.Eazi
8. Sho Madjozi
9. Busiswa Gqulu
10. Mwila Musonda.

SHATTA WALE, MANIFEST, MR EAZI, BURNA BOY, ANGELIQUE KIDJO OTHERS IN GRAMMY 2019 NOMINATION

Wizkid, Shatta Wale and more were nominated for their work on Beyoncé’s ‘Lion King: The Gift’ while Mr Eazi earned a nod for his contribution to Bad Bunny and J. Balvin’s ‘Oasis.’

The 2020 Grammy nominations have just been announced, and it looks to be a standout year for African artist.

Burna Boy has earned his first-ever nomination in the (albeit dubious) ‘Best World Music’ category for his celebrated album African Giant which features Ghanaian Rapper Manifest among others. Speaking with Grammy.com about the vision for the album back in August, the artist said: My vision is just to…shine a light on a place and on people and a situation and everything that there hasn’t been a light on for a long time.”

In that same category is three-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo for her album Celia, which pays homage to the late Afro-Cuban legend Celia Cruz. Burna and Kidjo worked together on the track “Different” from African Giant.

Also nominated for Best World Music category are Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet for their release Fanm D’ayiti (Women of Haiti), Bokanté & Metropole Orkest (conducted by Jules Buckley) and Turkish rock band Altin Gün.

Also nominated for his work on J Balvin and Bad Bunny’s Oasis is Mr Eazi. Several artists including Wizkid, Tiwa SavageYemi Alade and Shatta Wale are nominated alongside Beyoncé for their work on her The Lion King: The Gift album, which was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album amongst others.

Funnyman Trevor Noah, who recently became the first African artist to sell-out Madison Square Garden, also earned a nomination in the Best Comedy Album category for “Sticks and Stones.”

Rapper, singer and flautist Lizzo is the most nominated artist with nine to her name. While the Grammy’s are often criticised for nominating the same African artists (and lumping them into one eye roll-worthy category known as the “Best World Music”) the inclusion of African Giant and other works from African does reflect an acknowledgement of the cultural influence of contemporary African pop music.

The 2020 Grammys are scheduled to air on January 26. See the full list of nominees below:

Album of the Year

Bon Iver – i,i
Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep,, Where Do We Go?
H.E.R. – I Used to Know Her
Lil Nas X – 7
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride

Record of the Year

Bon Iver – Hey Ma
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
Ariana Grande – 7 rings
H.E.R. – Hard Place
Khalid – Talk
Lil Nas X – Old Town Road
Lizzo – Truth Hurts
Post Malone – Sunflower

Song of the Year

Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us This Way
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
Brandi Carlile – Bring My Flowers Now
H.E.R. – Hard Place
Taylor Swift – Lover
Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
Lizzo – Truth Hurts

Best New Artist

Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalía
Tank and the Bangas
Yola

Pop

Best Pop Solo Performance
Beyoncé – Spirit
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
Ariana Grande – 7 rings
Lizzo – Truth Hurts
Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Ariana Grande & the Social House – Boyfriend
The Jonas Brothers – Sucker
Lil Nas X – Old Town Road [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]
Post Malone – Sunflower [ft. Swae Lee]
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita

Best Pop Vocal Album
Beyoncé – The Lion King: The Gift
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Ariana Grande – thank u, next
Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project
Taylor Swift – Lover

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Andrea Bocelli – Sì
Michael Bublé – Love (Deluxe Edition)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Look Now
John Legend – A Legendary Christmas
Barbra Streisand – Walls

Rap

Best Rap Album
Dreamville – Revenge of the Dreamers III
Meek Mill – Championships
21 Savage – I Am > I Was
Tyler, the Creator – IGOR
YBN Cordae – The Lost Boy

Best Rap Song
YBN Cordae – Bad Idea [ft. Chance the Rapper]
Rick Ross – Gold Roses [ft. Drake]
21 Savage – A Lot [ft. J. Cole]
Nipsey Hussle – Racks in the Middle [ft. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy]
DaBaby – Suge

Best Rap Performance
J. Cole – Middle Child DaBaby – Suge Dreamville – Down Bad [ft. J.I.D., Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG, Young Nudy] Nipsey Hussle – Racks in the Middle [ft. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy] Offset – Clout [ft. Cardi B]

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
DJ Khaled – Higher [ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend]
Lil Baby and Gunna – Drip Too Hard
Lil Nas X – Panini
Mustard – Ballin [ft. Roddy Ricch]
Young Thug – The London [ft. J. Cole and Travis Scott]

Rock

Best Rock Performance
Bones UK – Pretty Waste
Gary Clark Jr. – This Land
Brittany Howard – History Repeats
Karen O & Danger Mouse – Woman
Rival Sons – Too Bad

Best Metal Performance
Candlemass – Astorolus – The Great Octopus [ft. Tony Iommi] Death Angel – Humanicide
I Prevail – Bow Down
Killswitch Engage – Unleashed
Tool – 7empest

Best Rock Song
Tool – Fear Inoculum
The 1975 – Give Yourself a Try
Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall
Brittany Howard – History Repeats
Gary Clark Jr. – This Land

Best Rock Album
Bring Me the Horizon – amo
Cage the Elephant – Social Cues
The Cranberries – In the End
I Prevail – Trauma
Rival Sons – Feral Roots

Best Alternative Music Album
Big Thief – U.F.O.F.
James Blake – Assume Form
Bon Iver – i,i
Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride
Thom Yorke – Anima

R&B

Best R&B Performance
Daniel Caesar – Love Again [ft. Brandy]
H.E.R. – Could’ve Been [ft. Bryson Tiller]
Lizzo – Exactly How I Feel [ft. Gucci Mane]
Lucky Daye – Roll Some Mo
Anderson .Paak – Come Home [ft. Andre 3000]

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Bj the Chicago Kid – Time Today
India.Arie- Steady Love
Lizzo – Jerome
Lucky Daye – Real Games
PJ Morton – Built for Love [ft. Jazmine Sullivan]

Best R&B Song
H.E.R. – Could’ve Been [ft. Bryson Tiller]
Emily King – Look At Me Now
Chris Brown – No Guidance [ft. Drake]
Lucky Daye – Roll Some Mo
PJ Morton – Say So [ft. JoJo]

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Steve Lacy – Apollo XXI
Liz – Cuz I Love You
Georgia Anne Muldrow – Overload
Nao – Saturn
Jessie Reyez – Being Human in Public

Best R&B Album
BJ the Chicago Kid – 1123
Lucy Daye – Painted
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
PJ Morton – Paul
Anderson .Paak – Ventura

Dance

Best Dance Recording
Bonobo – Linked
The Chemical Brothers – Got to Keep On
Medusa – Piece of Your Heart [ft. Goodboys]
RÜFÜS DU SOL – Underwater
Skrillex and Boys Noize – Midnight Hour [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Apparat – LP5
The Chemical Brothers – No Geography
Flume – Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape)
RÜFÜS DU SOL – Solace
Tyco – Weather

Comedy

Best Comedy Album
Jim Gaffigan – Quality Time
Ellen DeGeneres – Relatable
Aziz Ansari – Right Now
Trevor Noah – Son of Patricia
Dave Chapelle – Sticks and Stones

Remix

Best Remixed Recording
Madonna – I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix)
Miley Cyrus – Mother’s Daughter (Wuki Remix)
Jorja Smith – The One (High Contrast Remix)
Mild Minds – Swim (Ford. Remix)
Maria Davidson – Work It (Soulwax Remix)

Music for Visual Media

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Various Artists – The Lion King: The Songs
Various Artists – Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Taron Egerton – Rocketman
Various Artists – Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Alan Silvestri – Avengers: Endgame
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Chernobyl
Ramin Djawadi – Game of Thrones: Season 8
Hans Zimmer – The Lion King
Marc Shaiman – Mary Poppins Returns

Best Song Written for Visual Media
Chris Stapleton – The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy
Dolly Parton and Linda Perry – Girl in the Movies
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)
Beyoncé – Spirit
Thom Yorke – Suspirium

Packaging

Best Recording Package
Voces Del Bullerengue – Anónimas & Resilientes
Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell
The Muddy Basin Ramblers – Hold That Tiger
Bon Iver – i,i
Intellexual – Intellexual

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Thom Yorke – Anima
David Gray – Gold in Brass Age
John Coltrane – 1963: New Directions
Wilhelm Furtwängler & Berliner Philharmoniker – The Radio Recordings 1939-1945
Various Artists – Woodstock: Back to the Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary

Best Album Notes
The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions – Judy Cantor-Navas
The Gospel According to Malaco – Robert Maravich
Pedal Steel + Four Corners – Brendan Greaves
Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection – Jeff Place
Stay ’68: A Memphis Story – Steve Greenberg

Producer

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
John Hill
Finneas
Ricky Reed

Music Video/Film

Best Music Video
The Chemical Brothers – We’ve Got to Try
Gary Clark Jr. – This Land
FKA Twigs – Cellophane
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Official Movie)
Tove Lo – Glad He’s Gone

Best Music Film
Beyoncé – Homecoming
David Crosby – Remember My Name
Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool
Various Artists – Shangri-La
Thom Yorke – Anima

GOSPEL SINGER SINACH WELCOMES HER FIRST CHILD AT THE AGE OF 46

Nigerian Gospel Singer, Osinachi Joseph Kalu, popularly known as Sinach is now a mum for the first time at age 46 and after 5 years of marriage.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome happily broke the gladdening news during the just concluded LIMA awards, which was held in Lagos at the Loveworld Convocation Arena.

At the event, Sinach went home with the 100, 000 US Dollars prize, for the Song of the Year Award 2019 ‘There’s An Overflow.’

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, who broke the news of Sinach’s new baby at the LIMA Awards 2019 while giving her ‘the song of the year’ award said:

“Thank you for that song, we are all excited with what the Lord has done in your life, of course in the life of many others standing with you here we just love you. And I told them, you just had a baby! so everybody got excited…”

Sinach, who has been a huge blessing to many globally with over 1 million subscribers on her Youtube channel, the only female gospel artiste from Nigeria and Africa at large to hit that landmark is worth celebrating.

The 46-year-old singer got married to Pastor Joe Egbu in 2014.

Congratulations to Sinach and her husband.