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I’M OKAY WITH MY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE – Kwesi Arthur

Rapper Kwesi Arthur has revealed in a new interview that although he has money now and can afford to pay for his formal education, he is no more interested in formal education and he is very okay with his SHS certificate.

According to the The ‘Grind Day’ hitmaker, who broke into the music industry with his Hiphop song “Grind Day”, there was no money to further his education after he completed Tema Senior High School so he had to quit and focus on other things.

But now that he has the money, he is no more interested in any certificates; the SHS WASSCE he has obtained is good enough now. His focus is now on music.

Kwesi Arthur was speaking with the host of Cape FM’s Entertainment Xtra, Emcee Bebe on Saturday, September 29, 2018, when he made those declarations.

“To be frank, I have completed SHS but I I’ve no plans or whatsoever of continuing my education. My focus now is on music not in the acquisition of certificates”, Kwesi Arthur said.

When pushed by the host if he will change his mind in the future concerning his education, Kwesi Arthur firmly stood his grounds and said no.

“Errm there’s no way. I’ve never thought of that. Music is my everything for now. I’m thinking about how to cross boundaries with my music comparable to certificates”, he insisted.

photos: NANA AMA BENSON WINS MISS GHANA 2018 

Nana Ama Benson, a 23-year-old graduate of University Ghana Nursing School  who represented  the  Central Region has been crowned Miss Ghana 2018.
She beat nine other beautiful contestants in the highly competitive event on Saturday evening to win the coveted title of the Miss Ghana 2018 contest which was held at the plush Accra Marriot Hotel in an atmosphere of splendour.
She also won Beauty with a Purpose, Most Disciplined , Miss Bikini and Miss Eloquence Awards during the evening. She took home the Miss Ghana crown, a Mahindra KUV 100 official car  and  also has an opportunity to represent Ghana at the Miss World Pageant 2018 .
She will also be volunteering with Exclusive Events Ghana and Miss Ghana  Foundation for a period of one year as well as enjoy a platinum gym membership at the ultra modern Pippa’s Health Centre in Accra. Nana Ama is entitled to products from Samsung/Electroland and other sponsors aside a monthly allowance of 1000gh among other prices.
Northern Region delegate, Laila Issaka who is also a 24-year -old Accounting graduate of Koforidua Technical University and 22-year-old graduate of Accra Polytechnic, Elizabeth Mary Maclean who also represented the Western Region came the first and second runners up respectively.
They both received Hyundai Grande i10 official cars each and will also be volunteering with the Exclusive Events Ghana and Miss Ghana Foundation for a year among other prizes.
The 2018 Miss Ghana pageant was hosted by Abeiku Santana with support from Josephine Aryitey, Miss Ghana 2013 top ten finalist. It was attended by a number of influential personalities including Akumaa Mama Zimbi, Fred Nuamah, Okyeame Kwame, Ignace, Obuor, Moesha Boduong, Shatta Michy and a host of others.
There were interesting performance by ace saxophonist Steve Bedi and   Wendy Shay.
The pageant was sponsored by  Svani Group Limited,National Lottery  Authority, Superlock Technologies Limited Ghana, Tang Palace Hotel, IPMC Ghana, Accra Marriott hotel,  Heritage Insurance, Electroland, Modaskky, Pippa’s Health Centre, Magnum Force Securities, Allure Centric, BelAqua, Aqua Safari Resort Ada, Ceeami, Amazing U, Akosombo Textile Limited. Buck Press, Photo Club, Capitol Cafe & Restaurant, Buka restaurant,  Central Hotel, Bosphorus Restaurant, Jamrock restaurant, Bush Kanteen, Cookers Delight, Lister Hospital , Brown Glow Make Up Services ,ASA Band, BJ Sports Bar, Baatsona Total,  Le Chateau Boutique.
Its media partners include Citi FM, Daily Guide, Spectator, Daily Graphic and GTV which televised  the grand finale live. Nana Ama Benson who won the pageant is expected to make Ghana proud at the miss world event. She loves to dance and listen to music. Nana’s mission to motivate people to reach their very best got her  to be a part of the Miss Ghana brand. She believes it is an authentic brand which shapes young ladies into women of substance in the society. Also it provides queens with beneficial life skills.
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PEOPLE IN SHOWBIZ ARE NOT TAKEN SERIOUS & IT DOESN’T PAY – Sandra Ankobeah

Lawyer Sandra Ankobiah has revealed that her decision to quit showbiz has not had any effect on her life as an individual, because people in showbiz are not taken serious and it doesn’t really pay.

Sandra Ankobia has indicated that she is currently building a different Sandra Ankobiah brand and therefore has left showbiz.

People who have had the opportunity to interact with Sandra Ankobiah will attest to her intelligence but for years, she has had to endure snide comments about her capabilities, especially as a lawyer and to a lesser extent as a presenter.

Somehow, Sandra Ankobiah takes the blame for how she is viewed in the public domain, telling Showbiz in a recent chat at the Afrikiko Restaurant, Accra, that the kind of image she portrayed some time ago is the reason why people underrate her.

With a smile, she said, “I hope to choose my words carefully without being offensive but the truth is that, people in showbiz aren’t taken seriously and in my case, that is what I fed the public with.

“As a lawyer and a showbiz personality, I had two different characters. I projected more of the showbiz. What I fed people with is the image they have of me and so I take full responsibility for that.”

Continuing Sandra Ankobiah said, “initially, people didn’t take me serious as they thought I was just one confused showbiz girl who didn’t know what she was about.

“I still remember the curious looks of some of my colleagues at FIDA when I first joined.

“But I didn’t allow that to kill my spirit because I knew my potential and what I could do. I allowed my work to speak for me.

“I put in my very best when I’m given an assignment and it earned me a lot of respect when I proved my worth,” she said.

Sandra Ankobiah may have accepted her fault but she disclosed to Showbiz her intention of changing the narrative about her brand which involves making some sacrifices.

“I’m building a new Sandra Ankobiah so for now, I’m not really into showbiz. I don’t mind honouring some few invitations but sincerely, that isn’t my focus,” she said.

When asked if letting go of showbiz won’t dwindle her financial fortunes, she just giggled and said, “I won’t say showbiz is a curse but the truth of the matter is that it doesn’t pay.

“You don’t get any monetary returns for the fame apart from the exposure so I’m losing nothing really.”

Children change their minds what they want to become quite often but for a young Sandra Ankobiah, she had always admired the look of lawyers in black and white wearing neck bands making their arguments in court as they defended their clients.

However, just a year after she fulfilled that dream and passed out as a lawyer, she had to abandon the childhood ambition of defending her clients in court.

Her reason? The burdensome processes of Ghana’s law courts which makes getting judgment on cases take too long has made it unattractive to her.

“A lot of people have the idea that every lawyer must be a litigator but that isn’t true because it is not every lawyer who goes to court.

“In my case, I have always admired that but the interest faded and I abandoned the thought after school.

“I now love to be behind the desk to undertake other equally important projects as a lawyer,” Sandrah Ankobiah said.

Abandoning that part of the law has gingered the former host of Fashion 101 to fully take on advocacy work by providing free legal services to the less privileged.

Not only has she joined the Ghana chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), she has also set up her own Legal Advocacy Foundation to boost her fight to bring legal services to those who cannot afford it.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

photos: ACTOR EDDIE NARTEY MARRIES

Actor, director and movie producer, Eddie Nartey on Saturday September 22, 2018, tied the knot with Vida Danso.

The wedding was held privately at Trassaco Valley in Accra. In attendance were friends and loved ones from the entertainment industry including Prince David Osei, Pascaline Edwards, Juliet Ibrahim, Sonia Ibrahim, among others.

The entertainment industry has witnessed a lot of weddings this year, with the likes of Sarkodie, Becca, John Dumelo and Bibi Bright walking down the aisle.

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MINISTER OF TOURISM HAS FAILED THE INDUSTRY – Prince David Osei

Prince David Osei

Ghanaian actor, Prince David Osei, has accused the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku of failing to make any impact on the country’s creative arts industry since being appointed.

According to him, despite the high hopes that accompanied the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government when they came into power, the creative arts have largely been left unimproved.

“Forget about the Ministry of Tourism. The Minister of Tourism has failed the industry, that’s what I keep saying I don’t know what the one in charge is doing. We felt like they coming into office would help, but they’ve not done anything remarkable that I have seen or felt so I think the Ministry is not doing well.”

Speaking to Citi TV‘s Nana Adwoa Sarkodie, Prince David Osei added that the country needed to leverage more on its film industry to create more buzz about Ghana internationally in order to boost tourism.

According to him, other countries have taken advantage of the allure of their movie industries to market themselves. He called on the government to learn from Hollywood, which he believes the United States has used to endear itself to movie lovers around the world.

“You need to come up with ideas. You need to make sure the right structures are there. You need to make Ghana a gateway for tourism. Most of us travel outside, others have not traveled outside before, but they can visualize how New York looks like because they’ve seen it on TV.

“That’s what Hollywood does. We need to open our sector, the movie industry should be the mouthpiece that will sell Ghana, through our movie making. Ever since they came into power, tell me one remarkable thing they’ve done.”. 

THERE’S NO LAW AGAINST SHOOTING PORN IN GHANA – Socrates Sarfo

The Ghanaian society frowns on indecent public exposure and the law criminalizes it in any form.

However, in every society, there’s bound to be deviants who couldn’t care less about the norms and practices that shape it.

Even though there are no known production houses in Ghana who are into mainstream porn production, there are several ladies who are unofficially making money from this booming business on social media.

Legendary filmmaker, Socrate Safo, has revealed in an interview that there’s no law in Ghana stopping anyone from shooting porn, even though he wouldn’t venture into that business himself.

Speaking on Zylofon FM Wednesday morning, the Director for Creative Arts made it clear that the law is only against the public exhibition of pornography and not its making.

There’s no law against the shooting of Pornography in Ghana, but you can’t show/exhibit it in public…. In a way they’re telling you not to shoot it because if you can shoot it and not exhibit it in public then how will that work?

It’s just like SEC instructing Menzgold to suspend their Gold Vault and then saying they can pay the profits to their customers, how will that work…… I’m not saying anyone should go into porn, because there is also a law which can cause your arrest if you’re caught in the act shooting” he said.

EX-OBENGFO STAFF LEAKS LIST OF STARS WHO VISITED THE HOSPITAL INCLUDING MOESHA, JOSELYN DUMAS, PRINCESS SHYNGLE AND OTHERS

A former nurse of Obengfo Hospital who worked at the facility between 2013 and 2017 has reportedly leaked a list of celebrities and non-celebrities in Ghana who are beneficiaries of Dr Obengfo’s plastic surgery.

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Mynewsgh.com, Dr Obengfo allegedly kept a list of his clients very confidential however sometimes, he relied on the nurse to update the list for him with names, dates and photographs.

The first set of Ghanaian celebrities reported to have been beneficiaries included actress and TV personality, Joselyn Dumas, Moesha Buduong and Princess Shyngle.

According to reports, the nurse is alleged to have revealed that she started taking notice of Moesha when she started making waves “all over the place”.

The nurse is alleged to have indicated that Moesha got a waiver of some of the cost in return for an option to model for the hospital.

Moesha upheld her end of the deal until later when she backed off and paid the money difference to Obengfo.

The report went on to state that in return for topping up, Dr. Obengfo was to delete all her model photos for the hospital on social media.

One such photos of Moesha for the hospital was reportedly posted by Dr Obengfo in December 2016.

Joselyn Dumas, according to reports, visited Obengfo Hospital as one of its early clients before it made a name. The nurse purportedly indicated that Joselyn Dumas linked her Nigerian friends to Dr Obengfo.

The nurse also made reference to a December 2014 story which Dr Obengfo sponsored in the Graphic showbiz to hype some of his select clients. This included Joselyn Dumas, Shyngle, among others.

The Graphic showbiz story was shared by Dr Obengfo himself in 2014 on Facebook to encourage more clients to visit his facility.

Dr Dominic Obeng- Andoh, popularly known as Obengfo, is the owner and manager of Advanced Body Sculpt in Ghana.

He has been in the news, and lately, was caged by the police after he was linked with the death of the deputy chief executive officer of National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP), Stacy Offei-Darko.

I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR FIVE YEARS BUT I STILL CHEAT – Pappy Kojo 

Rapper, Pappy Kojo has disclosed that he has been married for five years now but hasn’t been entirely faithful to his woman.

The “Aye Late” hitmaker who revealed this during an interview on The Delay Show said even though he has been married for five years, he still cheats on his partner every now and then.

According to him anytime he gets fed up with his woman, she gives him the opportunity to try other ladies.

According to him, he easily gets fed up with people and since his girlfriend is aware of that side of him, anytime she comes to that realization, she gives him space.

He said “I easily get fed up with people and my girlfriend is here and she knows that so anytime she realizes that she gives me space”.

Pappy Kojo indicated that since he is twenty-seven years old, he enjoys his life because he is young and has all that there is to enjoy a good life.

He said he will not be forced to live the life of a forty-year-old.

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ZYNELL ZUH, JOSELYN DUMAS, OTHERS WIN AWARDS IN LONDON

Ghanaian showbiz personalities Joselyn Dumas, Medikal and Zynnell Zuh were among 24 award recipients at the 2018 International Achievement Recognition Awards held in London.

The awards show which took place at the Hilton Hotel London Canary Wharf on Saturday September 22, 2018 saw Joselyn Dumas, Medikal and Zynnell Zuh pick Best Actress, Best African Music Artist and Best Young Actress respectively.

Other winners including Man’s Not Hot hit maker Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq, Vijay Joseph and many others.

Founded in 2014, IARA is aimed at celebrating artists across the Art and Entertainment industry; for Excellence, Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, and Innovations. The awards confers, highlight outstanding talents, laudable initiatives and recognise the hard work of those in Theatre, Music, Film/TV and the Fashion industry.

Below is the full list of winners.

Best Actor Jamie Lomas

Best Actress Joselyn Dumas

Best Young Actor Zack Morris

Best Young Actress Zynelluh Zuh

Best Emerging Actor Kevin Leslie

Best Emerging Actress Ionica Adriana

Best Male TV Presenter Matt Johnson

Best Female TV Presenter Lisa Cannon

Best Male Artist Micheal Dapaah

Best Female Artist Tallia Storm

Best Young Male Artist Donel Mangena

Best Young Female Artist Lucy Kane

Best Fashion Female Designer Toyin Lawani

Best Fashion Male Designer David Koma

Best Female Stage Performer Kimmy Edwards

Best Male Stage Performer Jay Perry

Best Director Patrick Ryder

Best Media Personality Bonang Matheba

Best African Music Artist – Medikal

Best International Actress Amel Bouchoucha

Best International Actor Vijay Joseph

Best International Male Artist Peter Okoye Mr P

Best International Female Artist Salma Rachid

Best Independent magazine Rion Magazine

OKYEAME KWAME TO LAUNCH NEW PYJAMAS LINE

Just as has been the practice of most celebrities the world over to venture into other fields, Ghanaian musician Okyeame Kwame has got a clothing line now.

In a recent tweet, he posted a picture of him and his kids (Sir Bota and Sante) with the caption: “Reading with your children creates everlasting bond and inseparable friendship #worldreader #readwithme #MadeinGhana pyjamas @santegenius @sirkwamebota.”

In the photo, they are clad in pyjamas made of African print. When asked the motive behind the choice of pyjamas as costume for the photoshoot, he said it was a new project he was embarking on.

Kwame explained that he had created a pyjamas line called ‘OK Impressions’ designed with an African touch as part his bid to promote Ghanaian culture and tourism through the arts.

‘OK Impressions’ is in tandem with Okyeame’s ‘Made In Ghana’ project which also comes with a 10 track-album that features 10 artistes from the ten regions of the country.

There are variants of the pyjamas line to suit varied tastes of different people.

This is not the first time Okyeame Kwame is communicating his artistry through fashion. He has over the years won spurs for his exquisite sense of fashion.

Having won several fashion awards and gained nominations in same, he has been described by many as one of the best-styled artistes in Ghana.

Recently, his resplendent outfit to the Glitz Style Awards became a cynosure of all eyes as fashion aficionados and critics kept talking about it.

With ‘OK Impressions’ Okyeame Kwame hopes to stamp his identity in the world of fashion – taking after the model of the world great celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Diddy, Jay-Z among others.

Okyeame Kwame is known for hit songs like ‘Sika,’ ‘Woara,’ ‘Faithful,’ ‘Woso’ and others.