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YVONNE NELSON, LIL WIN, OTHERS MEET FINANCE, TOURISM MINISTER AHEAD OF 2019 BUDGET

Presidential staffer, Gabby Otchere-Darko’s recent critique of Ghana’s Film industry which got several Film Stakeholders incensed has turned out to be for a good cause.

Ahead of the 2019 Budget Statement to be read by the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta, stakeholders in the movie industry had a productive meeting with the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning and Minister of Trade and Industry to deliberate on issues concerning creative arts industry.

According to sources, the meeting held behind closed doors had both parties discussing how Government can help reinforce the Ghanaian identity and selling brand Ghana to help create more jobs and opportunity for the youth.

In 2017, Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta during the presentation of 2018 budget statement and economic policy to Parliament, said plans are underway for the establishment of the Fund.

“Government will continue its initiatives to improve the Creative Arts sector with the establishment of a fully functional Creative Arts Secretariat and the commencement of feasibility studies to set up a Creative Arts Fund,” he said.

However, a statement by the Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, and her Deputy, Dr Ziblim Iddi, when they appeared before Parliamentary Joint Committee on Trade, Industry and Tourism and Youth, Sports and Culture defended the ministry’s budget estimate for 2018.

She said the budget allocation for year 2018 increased from GH¢44 million in 2017 to GH¢75.1 million.

According to her, although GH¢44 million was allocated to the ministry in 2017, only GH¢28.9 million was actually released as of September 2017, leaving a variance of GH¢15.1 million representing 34 per cent of the total budgetary allocations.

Present at the meeting was Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Ken Ofori Atta, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Catherine Afeku, representative from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Presidential staffer, Gabby Otchere-Darko, Yvonne Nelson, Adjetey Anang, Kwadwo Nkansah, Juliet Asante, Van Vicker, Akorfa Asiedu, Augustine Abbey (Idikoko), Bibi Bright, Oscar Provencal, George Bosompim, Ken Fiati and others.

Kasapafmonline.com is reliably informed that what might have triggered for this meeting was as a result of Gabby Otchere-Darko’s post on social media claiming he was disappointed after randomly watching ten Ghanaian movies.

His post did not go down well with stakeholders who ply their trade in that sector so several actors and actresses who hit back at his criticism of Ghanaian movies called for an engagement with Government.

Members of the movie industry believe that enabling environment for creative arts, enforcement of piracy laws, intellectual property laws, capacity building, tax incentives will help change the movie narrative.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta is scheduled to present the 2019 budget to parliament on Thursday, November 15.

Kasapafmonline.com understands the Budget will be heavy on programs that will prop up government’s industrialization drive and infrastructure projects in the country.

RAPPER MEDIKAL DATING ACTRESS FELLA MAKAFUI?

A new photo shared by rapper Medikal has fuelled rumours that he could be dating actress Fella Makafui.

The rapper shared the photo following reports that his relationship with musician Deborah Vanessa (Sister Deborah) has ended.

“My bestie de lie me but I still de listen,” he captioned the photo in his post on Instagram.

He again shared another selfie taken by the actress while in an elevator at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel with friends. “Friends I chose to get stuck in an elevator with ..,” Medikal said.

Neither the rapper nor the actress has come out to publicly admit that they are in a relationship although speculations about their affair are rife.

Both Medikal and Sister Derby have remained mute on rumours that they are no longer an item.

Recently during an interview on The Cosmopolitan Mix on Joy FM with Sammy Forson, Deborah Vanessa revealed that the age gap between and Medikal was initially an issue for her.

The two, who had been dating for about two years now, had been described as the country’s Bonnie and Clyde.

When their relationship became an item, many raised concerns over the age difference between them, particularly because Sister Deborah is almost a decade older.

Sister Deborah, who is 34, said the age difference “mattered me at the beginning when we started talking… [but]… he assured me that he wasn’t worried about it.”

Asked how their love journey began, Medikal, who is 26, recounted that they “actually met on Twitter.”

“He saw me clapping back at [replying] someone…he retweeted and said ‘herh you fool waaa’,” Sister Deborah said. “He slipped into my DM for work stuff.”

They, however, started taking things seriously when they “met at a radio station and we started talking.”

During that interview, Medikal and Sister Deborah said contrary to perceptions that their relationship won’t last, they “are taking it long term.”

WENDY SHAY WALKS OUT OF INTERVIEW BECAUSE PRESENTER ASK HER “A DUMB QUESTION”

Sensational Singer Wendy Shay is the news again!

The “Uber Driver” singer has furiously discontinued an interview because according her, the presenter asked her “a dumb question”.

Wendy Shay, real name Wendy Addo is seen in viral video describing a question Joy News’ Presenter Mzgee asked her as “dumb” question because she asked her “who is Wendy Shay” in an interview.

Mzgee had an interview backstage after Wendy Shay’s performance at the FB Suma@10 Ghana Connect concert which took place inside the Fantasy Dome on Saturday October 27, 2018 and it appears, the Singer was not in her best mood.

The Presenter asked Wendy a question about her recent scandal that she had been caught in bed naked with her Manager Bullet which turned out to be a publicity stunt for a new song. She tried avoiding that question but the presenter kept asking follow-up questions which got her furious and she discontinued the interview after the presenter asked her “who is Wendy Shay”?

“Who am I as Wendy Shay? Okay can we cut the question. Ewww this is a dumb question isn’t it? Who is Wendy Shay? I don’t want to do the interview anymore,” she told MzGee.

Watch the full interview below:

photos: YVONNE NELSON CELEBRATES HER DAUGHTER’S BIRTHDAY

Ryn Roberts, daughter of actress Yvonne Nelson, turned a year on Monday, October 29, and she was celebrated in a grand style by her mother and friends.

Yvonne shared photos and videos of Ryn with ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor, First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Majid Michel and others and expressed her utmost love to her baby girl.

According to her, Ryn’s birthday is an emotional day for her.

“We all love you. Mum, dad, granny, grand dad, booliboos love you. Happy birthday,” she also said in the video she shared on Monday.

A lot of Yvonne Nelson’s followers, friends and some Ghanaians also shared photos of Ryn to wish her happy birthday. A day to the birthday, Yvonne also organised a private party for Ryn and her friends at her East Legon Hills home in Accra.

The beautiful event on Sunday attracted a lot of children and adults. Among them were John Dumelo, Yvonne Okoro, Prince David Osei, Trigmatic, Coded of 4×4 fame, Kweku Elliot and Regina Van-Helvert.

The rest were Pearl Nyarko (Miss Malaika 2017), Belinda Dzattah, Ekow Smith Asante, Fred Nuamah, Pascal Amanfo and a host of others, including Ryn’s dad Jamie Roberts.

On Monday, Yvonne, together with Ryn and Jamie Roberts, made a donation to babies at the maternity ward of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra. She donated babies’ products and dresses to babies through their mothers at as a present from Ryn Robert to the babies on her birthday.

See photos of Yvonne and her daughter:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

STONEBWOY & HIS FRIENDS MAKE HISTORY AT ASHAIMAN TO THE WORLD CONCERT

The fifth edition of the ‘Ashaiman To Da World’ concert was held last Saturday at the Saka Saka Park at Ashaiman.

The musical concert, which was organised by Stonebwoy, attracted over 30,000 thousand music fans from all walks of life.

It witnessed historic live performances from rapper Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Samini, Kofi Kinaata, Lilwin, Kwaw Kese, Edem, Guru, Teephlow, D-Black, Freda Rhymes, Kelvin Boy, Episode, Article Wan and a host of others.

Sarkodie’s performance at the concert will be remembered as the best put up by any artiste this year.

The BET award winner delivered on his earlier promise to provide the best of entertainment for his fans at Ashaiman on the night. He was, indeed, one of the best artistes on that night.

Known for delivering mid and fast tempo songs, Sarkodie dished out most of his popular songs.

His great vocal versatility, dynamic movements and general stage charisma got the fans applauding non-stop during his performance on stage.

Lilwin also made his presence felt on the night as he arrived on stage in his ‘Superman’ outfit and delivered an excellent performance.

Other artistes such as Guru, Kofi Kinaata, Kwaw Kese and Edem also performed creditably to the satisfaction of music fans present at the event.

They left no stone unturned at the show, as they gave out hits in continuity to thrill music fans gathered at the event.

Okomfo Kwadee, who was among the surprise artistes, performed most of his popular old tunes.

When Kwadee took over the stage, he performed brilliantly, wowing the music fans at the event.

Stonebwoy and Samini also climaxed the concert with their outstanding performances.

JOY PRIME MADE IN GHANA FAIR 2018 SET FOR NOVEMBER 1 TO 4

Joy Prime, a television channel on Multi TV, will hold the third edition of the Made In Ghana Fair at the Junction Mall at the Nungua barrier in Accra from November 1 to 4.

The fair, which is on the theme: ‘Brand Ghana For Global Export’, will focus on exhibiting Ghanaian originality, authenticity and rich culture.

On display will be made-in-Ghana products like clothes, shoes, bags, jewelleries, chairs and many others.

This year’s edition of the fair is packed with a lot of activities to keep patrons entertained as they shop for products made in Ghana.

The opening ceremony on Thursday, November 1 will host a full exhibition of made-in-Ghana products. The second day will witness a disc jockey (DJ) competition between Ghana’s top DJs at 8:00pm.

On Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 pm, there will be a fashion show which will provide the platform for Ghanaian fashion designers to display on the runway some of their exclusive designs.

The final day of the event will afford patrons the opportunity to get acquainted with their favourite radio and TV presenters of Joy Prime and Hitz FM in a cooking competition at 3:00pm. There will be live musical performances from some selected Ghanaian artistes, including Okyeame Kwame.

This year’s event is powered by Hitz 103.9FM and proudly sponsored by Suzzy Herbal, Virgin Pot Cosmetics, Olive Paints, Justy Fashion Limited, Awo Kormi, Koko King, Kaeser Apple, Piano Bar, Power Health Products and Home Foods.

photos: MEET THE FINAL 10 MISS MALAIKA CONTESTANTS

Congratulations to our top 10 delegates… Who becomes Miss Malaika Ghana 2018?

Introducing –

Delegate number 1- Anne

Delegate number 2 – Rosetta

Delegate number 3 – Afia

Delegate number 4 – Gesa

Delegate number 5 – Evelyn

Delegate number 6 – Jennifer

Delegate number 7 – Mariam

Delegate number 8 – Ambraya

Delegate number 9 – Dela

Delegate number 10 – Gloria

Grand finale 3rd November…

National Theatre…

GHc100…

8pm …

PERFORMING

Kuami Eugene <> Kidi <> MzVee <> Wendy Shay

#malaika2018

ASAMOAH GYAN FILES FOR DIVORCE & DEMANDS DNA TEST FOR THEIR 3 KIDS

Ghanaian footballer and captain of the Ghana Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has allegedly filed for divorce from his wife, Gifty Gyan, at the Divorce and Matrimonial Division of the High Court, Accra.

The footballer has also denied fathering their three children and is demanding a DNA test to be carried out on all three to ascertain if he is the father of the children.

Gyan and his wife Gifty have not seen eye to eye in the last few months, but the desire of the Black Stars captain to officially terminate the five-year marriage is a clear indication that their differences have now become irreconcilable.

The news outlet is also reliably informed that the footballer, who filed for divorce in August this year is currently making preparation to marry an Accra-based business woman, once his marriage to Gifty is annulled by the court.

Although Gyan has had a ‘scandal-laden’ career, he has successfully shielded his wife and three children from the public eye and media scrutiny.

Details of why Asamoah Gyan’s marriage to Gifty has hit the rocks are unknown but sources close to the estranged wife say Gyan grew cold towards Gifty after another woman came into his life.

The said woman was in June this year mistaken for Asamoah Gyan’s wife at the grand opening of his new sports bar located in Osu, Accra.

Interestingly, the same lady was mentioned as Asamoah Gyan’s wife when Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe fought his last bout in defense of his IBO World title this month.

She was also spotted in town with the footballer when he came to Ghana recently for his summer vacation. When rumors started making the rounds earlier this year about a possible love-affair between Gyan and the said woman, the business woman denied it.

She explained that her relationship with Gyan was purely professional as she owns a property that houses one of Gyan’s companies. But investigation by GhanaWeb reveals that the relationship between the business woman and Asamoah Gyan is beyond ‘landlord- tenant’ relationship as the two are currently courting and set to marry after his divorce to his current wife Gifty Gyan.

The latest indication of the current troubles in the marriage was the alleged seizure of Gifty’s passport by Baffour Gyan, who is the elder brother of Asamoah Gyan, to supposedly prevent her from returning to Asamoah’s residence in the United Kingdom.

Gyan and Gifty have been together since 2003 and got married in 2013 after their second child was born. Sources close to Asamoah Gyan confirmed GhanaWeb’s story but declined to comment publicly.

confirmed: GOSPEL MUSICIAN GIFTY OSEI ENGAGED TO A POLITICIAN

Nkonkonsa.com can confirm that Gospel Musician Gifty Osei is married to a Politician, Hopeson Adoye who is a member of the communication team of the ruling New Patriotic Party.

After several days of speculations of their union, Hopeson Adoye has finally confirmed that he and the outspoken Gospel Musician are officially engaged.

Hopeson announced that they are engaged via his facebook page. He posted pictures of himself and Gifty Osei with ring and captioned it “Got Engaged To Gifty Osei”.

Gifty Osei and Hopeson Adoye have been seen together in public on several occasions but they have both been silent over their relationship.

Interestingly, Gifty Osei is a known supporter of the opposition party, the National Democratic Congress(NDC) and she is currently married to member of the ruling party.

It will be recalled that Gifty Osei aka Empress1 and her husband Prophet Prince Elisha Osei ended their over ten-year marriage in 2017. Also, Hopeson Adoye lost his wife to death in the same year under some sad circumstances.

Congratulations to them.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

WILLIE ROI ACCUSED OF SABOTAGING STONEBWOY’S COLLABORATION WITH R. KELLY

Entertainment critic and Dancehall Music Avocate in Ghana, Mr Logic has revealed that an official at Zylofon Music withheld requests for international collaborations from dancehall artiste Stonebwoy.

Mr Logic has dislosed that, American superstars R. Kelly, Willie Roi and Teddy Riley had sent messages that they wanted to collaborate with Stonebwoy.

Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM Monday morning with KMJ, Mr Logic disclosed that Willie Roi, who is an Artiste & Repertoire (A&R) Manager at Zylofon Music, refused to pass on that information to Stonebwoy and his management.

“He got a text message from the US. Teddy Riley and R. Kelly, it was two big American artistes wanted a collabo with Stonebwoy and then Willie told me, ‘you see this, I won’t pass this info to Stonebwoy because this guy is stubborn’.”

He quizzed why he would withhold such critical information from Stonebowy, Willie Roi still said “no.”

“Willie Roi can never deny this because I was with him when the call came and the text message followed,” the entertainment critic stressed.

Mr Logic revealed that he later passed on the information to Stonebwoy who was then in Jamaica. He, however, said he didn’t mention the names of the artistes to the dancehall act.

He expressed worry about the level of hatred some persons at Zylofon Music has for Stonebwoy. “The hate for Stonebwoy’s brand to me, it was personal.”

Willie Roi, reacting to the allegation, told KMJ that “they were looking at Zylofon portfolio and they choose Stonebwoy to do a collaboration with that is the choice of artiste they wanted to do a collaboration with. We are still waiting.”

He noted that such collaboration doesn’t happen in a day. According to him, the collaboration is “not dead” and “we are still waiting for their schedules and then they will give us the time that we will go to the States.”

“I’m the A&R…I negotiate so when it is ready before I put it on the board,” and he is surprised that Mr. Logic will put this information out when he was contacted just two months ago.

Mr Logic, reacting to Willie Roi, said it’s been more than two months. He said Willie Roi was contacted in March this year which he couldn’t refute.

Asked if he informed Stonebwoy about the collaboration, he responded that, “You don’t talk to your artiste until the deal is set.”

Watch Mr. Logic interview below: