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NO POLITICAL PARTY CAN DO WITHOUT CELEBRITIES – John Dumelo 

Actor John Dumelo has reacted to a statement made by the former deputy general secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress party, Koku Anyidoho concerning the limitations of celebrities in the upcoming political campaigns.

In an interview with Vibes in 5, the award-winning actor said no political party can do without celebrities because they [celebrities] play a major role in every political party campaign.

“Celebrities played a major role in both the NDC and the NPP campaign. I mean NPP went for celebrities NDC went for celebrities and I think to some extent celebrities actually influence the outcome of campaigns. But at the end of the day, I don’t think political parties can do away with celebrities. I don’t think so,” John Dumelo said.

Commenting on Koku’s statement about the party’s position of not engaging fair-weather celebrities and splinter groups in the upcoming general elections ahead of 2020, Dumelo indicated that he personally had not heard any news of the sort but he did a follow up through an associate by making enquiries concerning the exact words that were spoken, by Party member Mr. Koku Anyidoho.

“When I first heard the story I spoke to a colleague who was there and he said no, Koku never mentioned the word celebrities. I think he said strangers.

“I don’t think he necessarily said celebrities. It would be hard for me to comment if I haven’t heard him say or mention celebrities.

“For him, he can define strangers in a different way, so I don’t know what he meant by strangers. Strangers could have been even people in the party NDC that he thought they were strangers or it could even be outsiders that he thought they were strangers,” Dumelo indicated.

In Ghana, celebrity endorsement rises with each passing general election. Their endorsements have reached a height where celebrities now form networks and groups to promote their choice of candidates. Whilst some are on the side of the biggest opposition NDC many others are for the ruling NPP.

The NDC’s Presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama was endorsed by Abeiku Santana, John Dumelo, Mr. Beautiful, Kalsum Sinare, Amanzeba, Bull Dog, Papa Nii, Rex Omar, Belinda Akua Amoah (MzBel), Paapa Yankson and others during the 2016 elections.

On the other hand, individuals like Okraku Mantey, Daddy Lumba, Wisa, Kwabena Kwabena, Sidney, Socrates Sarfo, Matilda Asare, A-Plus, Kwaw Kesse, Cwesi Oteng, Great Ampong, Nana Ampadu, Leo Mensah, Maame Dokono etc. together with groups like Agya Koo agenda 57 for Nana Addo, all solidly behind the NPP’s Nana Akuffo-Addo.

“JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER” – NAM1 Finally Speaks

Embattled CEO of Zylofon Media and Menzgold Nana Appiah Mensah popularly known as NAM 1 spoken for the first time since November, 2018.

He has made his first post after reportedly winning a court case in Dubai.

With his slogan “Ghana Shall Prosper” Nana Appiah took to his Instagram page few minutes ago and posted a picture of himself with the caption: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever #JehovahKnows #JehovahSees #PRAISETHELORD.”.

His last post on Instagram before today’s post was on November 28, 2018. Meanwhile, Head of Communications at Zylofon Media, Samuel Atuobi Baah, popularly known as Sammy Flex, has confirmed the reports of NAM1’s release in an interview with Peacefmonline.com a short while ago.

“Yes, i have confirmed reports that Nana Appiah has won the court case in Dubai….it certainly is good news….i cannot exactly say when he will be back in Ghana…he has a few things to put in order…hopefully next week, we might get to know when he is due to arrive…,” he stated.

Nana Appiah after battling with court cases whiles in cells in Dubai has been granted freedom as a free man and he’s set to hit Ghana soon. The embattled NAM 1 has been in Dubai cell since November 2018 over a gold deal gone bad. Nana Appiah has been in the custody of the Dubai authorities since November 2018 over a gold deal that went bad. He was charged with fraud.

NAM 1 was being held for a misdemeanour charge over a US$23-million deal gone bad. On the 4th of March, 2019, he was granted bail but due to the red alert notice on him, he was rearrested on the instructions of INTERPOL in Dubai.

A Dubai-based businessman reported Mr Mensah for fraud in May 2018. Unaware that he was on the Dubai police’s wanted list, he went to the Emirates with the hope of receiving a huge amount of money due him as a result of his earlier transactions with the Emirati, only to be arrested when he presented his passport to undergo immigration formalities.

Extradition?…Not Possible

The Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, at a press briefing last week, revealed that Nana Appiah Mensah cannot be extradited to Ghana.

According to the CID Boss, NAM 1 can only be brought to Ghana after the completion of his trial in UAE.

There have been several demonstrations by aggrieved customers demanding for the release of locked up investment with Menzgold.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

NAM1 TO RETURN TO GHANA BEFORE EASTER?

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of defunct gold dealership firm, Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, popularly known as NAM 1, reportedly returning coming back home soon, possibly before the end of April.

It is however unclear if the embattled CEO will spend Easter in Ghana.

The news of NAM 1’s likely appearance in the country is premised on reports this morning that he has won his court case in Dubai.

The court, which pronounced judgement on Tuesday, 9 April 2019, also ordered Horizon Diamonds, the said company which had issues with the embattled Menzgold CEO, to pay him all outstanding debts.

Head of Communications at Zylofon Media, Samuel Atuobi Baah, popularly known as Sammy Flex, confirmed the reports in an interview with Peacefmonline.com a short while ago.

Yes, i have confirmed reports that Nana Appiah has won the court case in Dubai….it certainly is good news….i cannot exactly say when he will be back in Ghana…he has a few things to put in order…hopefully next week, we might get to know when he is due to arrive…,” he stated.

Background

Nana Appiah has been in the custody of the Dubai authorities since November 2018 over a gold deal that went bad.

He was charged with fraud.

NAM 1 was being held for a misdemeanour charge over a US$23-million deal gone bad. On the 4th of March, 2019, he was granted bail but due to the red alert notice on him, he was rearrested on the instructions of INTERPOL in Dubai.

A Dubai-based businessman reported Mr Mensah for fraud in May 2018. Unaware that he was on the Dubai police’s wanted list, he went to the Emirates with the hope of receiving a huge amount of money due him as a result of his earlier transactions with the Emirati, only to be arrested when he presented his passport to undergo immigration formalities.

Extradition?…Not Possible

The Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, at a press briefing last week, revealed that Nana Appiah Mensah cannot be extradited to Ghana.

According to the CID Boss, NAM 1 can only be brought to Ghana after the completion of his trial in UAE.

There have been several demonstrations by aggrieved customers demanding for the release of locked up investment with Menzgold.

Source: Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

PATAPAA PERFORMED TO 16 PEOPLE IN NORWAY NOT 3 – Manager Reveals

Tour manager of Ghanaian Hiplife musician Patapaa identified as Nana Amoako has reacted to claims on social media that ‘One Corner’ hitmaker performed to only 3 people at a concert in Norway few days ago.

The manager has disclosed the actual number of people the musician performed to in Norway and denied the initial reports.

According to Nana Amoako, he was able to count 16 people at the venue including the promoter making it 17 in a 400 capacity auditorium

“Upon entering the event hall I saw sixteen people, I counted, I have everything on my phone, I took footages of everything, the people who were there.

So when I entered and saw sixteen people, including the promoter, making up to 17, I was like wow, this guy is not going to pay us”, he disclosed.

ELLIOT MOYO WHO WAS ‘RESURRECTED’ BY PASTOR ALPH LUKAU HAS REPORTEDLY DIED FOR REAL  

Brighton Elliot Moyo, the Zimbabwean South Africa-based man who Prophet Alph Lukau controversially ‘resurrected’ from the dead back in February has reportedly died for real.

Elliot Moyo, the man who was magically resurrected in South Africa by Pastor Alph Lukau a few weeks ago has reportedly died ─and this time for real, there was no Pastor Lukau to resurrect him.

According to H-Metro, a Zimbabwean Newspaper, Elliot Moyo died somewhere last week in a village called St Luke in South Africa.

The report by H-Metro reveals that Elliot who was married with no child was buried on Saturday in the village called, St Luke in South Africa.

“His stomach started swelling and didn’t stop for three days and on the third day, he died”, a family member disclosed to H-Metro.

In February this year, Pastor Lukau was involved in a controversy when he trended online for bringing a “dead” man (Brighton) back to life and then later gave him food to eat.

However, things went awry for the clergyman when the funeral houses embroiled in the fake miracle opened up and admonished the pastor for deceiving them and using their hearse to fake a miracle in his church.

Their fake resurrection miracle also brought about the #ResurrectionChallengeon social media where some celebrities and social media users participated.

Source: Nkonkonsa.com with additional information from H-Metro

GHANAIAN YOUTUBE AMBASSADOR GUUD KELLY TO EMBARK ON AFRICAN MASTERCLASS TOUR   

Ghanaian Creative Director, Film Maker, Media and Tech Entrepreneur and YouTube Ghana Ambassador Keli Abiel otherwise known as Gudd Kelly has announced a YouTube Masterclass for Africa.

Aimed at helping individuals and businesses across the continent take advantage of technology platforms like YouTube and tools like video, storytelling to expand their market, build personal brands or create awareness about a special course.

“We as Africans were not brought up to share our stories enough and I want to encourage as many as we can to start creating original content that describes the true Africa. If we don’t, the west will always be experts in African affairs.”

Guud Kelly has embarked on several campaigns especially in Ghana speaking to students and businesses on the importance of creating original video content and using YouTube to better enhance their businesses. The Business of YouTube Masterclass in Abuja, Nigeria on April 30.

Gudd Kelly is currently an advocate for peer generated content and the convener of the YouTube Ghana fraternity where he’s a strong thought leader on the evolving content creation space in Ghana and advocating the creation of content and encouraging young people to start creating original content to have a voice on Issues such as Global Warming, Female Genital Mutilation, Child labor, Depression, Cyber Bullying, Girl Child Education and a host of other themes for YouTube and other platforms, whiles highlighting the opportunities. By serving as a strategist and expert on YouTube videos, channels, and fandom and tracks the latest trends. He does this through workshops, Master classes, events, Creator clubs in Universities around the country and other scaled initiatives.

He has worked on several award winning Ghanaian films, Documentaries and Television shows. In 2010 he worked on the
critically acclaimed fi lm “Sinking Sands” which was nominated at the Ghana Movie Awards and The Africa Movie Academy Awards. In addition, it was selected among films for the 2010 Cannes Film festival in France. In 2013 he worked on another short film “Hospitals, Kordji” which focused on maternal mortality among African mothers and was also selected for screening at the Cannes film festival.

In 2010 he helped open up the Ghanaian fashion scene as one of the 1st content creators to venture into original fashion content
production by creating short films about designers, fashion show highlights, mini documentaries, fashion films and Interviews for the YouTube platform. They later expanded into holding fashion exhibitions at the Ghana international trade fair which brought together about 5,000 participants over a 3-day period. They traveled al l over Africa to document and curate African stories especially in Lagos where they have become a house hold name under the Fashionistagh brand.

Guud Kelly creates al l types of content, including TV, editorial, short films, long form broadcast programming, Drama, branded digital videos, social media content, as well as material for offline, experiential and ambient channels. He helps provide strategic advice on content provision for online channels and applications, and how best to use budget and opportunity to create effective integrated multi-channel , multi-media video and audio. As an integrated Creative Director, he has worked on everything from traditional TV; print, OOH, digital, magazines, and Brand experiences, reality TV shows, branded entertainment and think tank type projects. Also an event producer and a bigger picture seer, He’s the person you can cal l a fixer.

He has executed exceptional projects, Having worked with the likes of BBC, FashionistaGH, Puma, Google, Conde Nast, Dupont, Terumo BCT, Samsung, The Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation, Vogue and Exxon Mobil, Kantanka Automobile, Cassa Trasacco just to name a few. Guud kelly has recently begun a passion project to help rally Africans build a community of Content Creators, to be in charge of their narrative, by creating intentional content. He has therefore founded “RoleModels Creators Academy”, A mentor-ship program for young Africans looking for an opportunity to learn and acquire the basic ski l l sets to become film makers, Editors, Screen Writers, Directors, Producers and learn new ways of curating the right Video Content for
their market place. Whiles harnessing the power of platforms like YouTube with human interest stories.

Guud Kelly has many loves, especially for food, Travel ing and Architecture. He has a start up Interior design studio which has been designing homes & offices in Accra since 2015 for the likes of Joselyn Dumas, Jackie Appiah, Glitz Africa, Kempinsky Hotel, just to name a few.

ASSIN SOUTH M.P, NTIM FORDJOUR GIVES BACK TO UNIVERSITY OF MINES & TECHNOLOGY 

The Member of Parliament for Assin South Constituency Hon Rev John Ntim Fordjour on Friday 5th April 2019, donated 10 Laptops and 20 units of LED streetlightsto to his alma mater (UMaT) in Tarkwa.

This kind gesture according to the soft-spoken politician and entrepreneur, is in support of the university’s innovation and entrepreneurship program dubbed the Incubation Hub, which nurtures brilliant and groundbreaking innovations and inventions of students of the University.

Hon Rev Ntim Fordjour is so far the first and only alumnus of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), to have been voted into the Parliament of Ghana as a legislator. Having graduated with a second class Upper degree in Mineral Engineering from UMaT in 2007, Rev Ntim Fordjour returns twelve (12) years on, to give back to his alma mater he so proudly touts as the best publicly funded university in Ghana. In his presentation, Hon Ntim Fordjour indicated that

“It is most gratifying to give back, within my modest means, to a great institution which imparted me with unique values of excellence, the fear of God, and selfless leadership.”

As the Main Speaker at the 5th Innovation and Career Fair of the University, and speaking to the theme ‘Think Smart, Be Innovative’, Hon Ntim Fordjour challenged the students to devise creative and innovative solutions for the numerous problems and challenges evident in health, Education, agriculture, industry, and environmental sectors and by so doing, create opportunities of commercial scales in pursuit of the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda. He also called on the government, corporate bodies and donor partners to support UMaT Incubation Hub and to provide the needed funding to convert the brilliant innovations and inventions into commercially viable products and services.

In his expression of appreciation, the Vice Chancellor of UMaT, Prof Jerry S. Y. Kuma who received the donation on behalf of the University, thanked Hon Ntim Fordjour for his trailblazing gesture and commended him for the advocacy taken to rally support for the financing of the ultimate UMaT Master Development Plan which is estimated at $600 million. He assured the alumnus and Member of Parliament that whereas the laptops will be very helpful for the Incubation Hub, the LED streetlights donated will also provide illumination and improve the security of the campus and residential areas.

I WILL NEVER DENY MY FUTURE HUSBAND ANAL SEX – Vicky Zugah

Actress Vicky Zugah has said that she won’t hesitate to engage in anal sex with her future husband if that is what it takes to save her marriage.

Vicky, who was speaking about anal sex in marriage on the new season of Purple Room with Akua Amoakowaa on Angel TV, claimed that anal sex plays an important role in saving some marriages.

She will, therefore, gladly give in to her future husband if he demands for it.

The actress, however, denied ever having anal sex in the past despite earlier reports allegeing “she loves anal sex.”

“I have personally never had anal sex before. There was a time I was misconstrued on an interview I granted about anal sex. We were talking about oral sex and the host asked a question about anal sex but I wasn’t smart to know he changed the topic to anal sex and I said yes. So it was all over the place that I said I like anal sex. But before God and man, I have never tried anal sex before,” she revealed.

 “Probably in the future with my husband but I haven’t done it yet. Probably because with you and your husband, you can never say never. People have their different ways to satisfy their sexual desire in marriage. So you can never say never,” she added.

Purple Room is one of the few shows on Ghanaian TV which help viewers solve various issues, including those in marriage.Vicky was on the show on Wednesday with fellow actor Timothy Bentum, who kicked against her stand on anal sex. He said it is not  healthy to engage in anal sex and advised couples to stay away from it.

Source: Peacefmonline.com

LOOKING GOOD WHEN YOU ARE BROKE IS NOT FAKE LIFE – Sandra Ankobiah

Sandra Ankobiah has jumped to the defence of people who are tagged as “fake” just because they are ‘broke’ and look stylish at all times.

According to her, it is not appropriate to describe such persons as “fake”, adding that there is no rule as to how one must look like when ‘broke.”

Sandra, who is one of Ghana’s influential showbiz personalities and lawyer, has always been praised for her ‘expensive’ lifestyle.

Her sense of fashion is top-notch and always attracts people. She is regarded as one of Ghana’s celebrities who hang out at some of the most expensive places in the world.

It is unclear if she gets trolled on social media like other showbiz icons for her chic appearance.

She took to Twitter to defend those who are trolled in that direction on Saturday.

“Looking good when you are broke is not “FAKE LIFE,” she tweeted.

“It’s not a must that you look like a beggar because you are broke, or not at your ideal financial status. Package yourself. Perspective is everything,” she indicated.

EMY AFRICA AWARDS 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS  

The 4th Annual EMY Africa Awards is coming this June.

West Africa’s biggest award event, celebrating men who shape Africa. It is time to nominate your man of the year. The following are this year’s award categories and their description

MAN OF THE YEAR – GHANA
Recognises a man who is very impactful in society; a change exponent; responsible paterfamilias and mentor; an innovator; a visible team player; a certifiable gentleman and pillar of community.

MAN OF THE YEAR – AFRICA
Recognises an African man who is very impactful in his society – one who is a change exponent; responsible paterfamilias and mentor; an innovator; a visible team player; a certifiable gentleman and a pillar of his community.

WOMAN OF THE YEAR – GHANA
Recognises a woman of excellence and innovation who has inspired many; who has broken new ground or old barriers; and contributed to her community and the nation at large, in her professional and volunteer leadership.

WOMAN OF THE YEAR – AFRICA
Recognises an African woman of excellence and innovation who has inspired many; who has broken new ground or old barriers; and contributed to her community and the continent at large, in her professional and volunteer leadership.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Recognises an acclaimed veteran of an industry who has been an exemplary leader over the course of his lifetime, whose work has broken barriers and influenced change, and who is a role model in his careers and community involvement.

DIASPORAN AWARD
This award recognises a Ghanaian living in the diaspora who has made significant contribution to his area of residence and is also involved in development in Ghana.

CITIZEN GHANA AWARD
This award recognises a Ghanaian who against all odds maintains a watchful eye on the state of affairs of the country and blows the whistle when necessary. He must be a man who encourages national discourse on development, human rights and freedoms, and the fight against corruption.

OSAGYEFO PAN AFRICAN PEACE AWARD
This recognises the man whose position, demeanour and intervention in matters of conflict and have brought resolution to flashpoint tension, internal discord and threat to national peace and stability.

MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARD
Recognises a man who has built formidable and communications enclave far outstripping existing media in innovative programming and commendable expansions.

YOUNG ACHIEVER – MALE
A man under the age of 40 who has excelled and showed evidence of impactful contribution in his area of endeavour.

YOUNG ACHIEVER – FEMALE
A woman under the age of 40 who has excelled and showed evidence of impactful contribution in her area of endeavour.

MEN GROUP/CLUB OF THE YEAR
This award recognises an outstanding men organisation who by proof of their participation and contribution have made an impact on society.

CONTINENTAL ICON AWARD
This award recognises to icons in diverse fields whose impact and works have been seen and felt across the continent of Africa. Businessmen, entertainers, health workers, legal practitioners, sportsmen, diplomats, etc.

THE SETTLER AWARD
This award recognises a socio-economically active resident non-Ghanaian or 2nd/3rd generation Ghanaian who has made an impactful contribution in area of endeavour, especially with involvement in development, investment, etc.

HUMANITARIAN AWARD
This award recognises a personality who has demonstrated love for humanity and who has contributed to communal development or a cause. There has to be evidence of humanitarian work and how it has improved on quality of life.

THE GUARDIAN AWARD (MENTORSHIP AND LEADERSHIP AWARD)

This award recognises a thought leader, a role model and an inspirational leader who has shown an ability to nurture mentees and protégés.

THE GREEN FINGERS AWARD (MAN OF THE YEAR – AGRICULTURE)

This award recognises an agriculturist or an agro-based entrepreneur who has made notable contribution to agriculture. He should also have an impact on society through innovation, employment acreage or contribution to food security.

MAN OF THE YEAR – TECHNOLOGY
This award recognises a man – scientist, innovator or tech entrepreneur – who has successfully applied technology in the areas of human comfort and development, such as business, communication and health.

ASCLEPIAN AWARD (MAN OF THE YEAR – HEALTH)
Named after the Rod of Asclepius, which represents medicine and health. It recognises exceptional work in health and wellness and is awarded to a health practitioner or entrepreneur who has made notable contribution to the area of health.

HE RIG AWARD (MAN OF THE YEAR – OIL & GAS)
A professional in the oil & gas industry or an entrepreneur who has made notable contribution in the area of oil & gas.

MAGNATE AWARD (MAN OF THE YEAR – BUSINESS)
This award recognises a magnate – an entrepreneur, founder or majority shareholder of a business – who is well respected and has significant influence in his field of business. His business must be socially accountable, contribute to sustainable development (CSM), and have good customer relationship management.

MAN OF THE YEAR – STYLE
Recognises an outstanding man of panache and unique style, whose magnetism and good manners permeate through his work.

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
This award recognises the most outstanding male designer, whose ideas are original and impactful.

MAN OF COURAGE AWARD
This award goes to a physically impaired person who has against all odds made a positive impact in society.

THE PAV ANSAH COMMUNICATOR AWARD
Named in memory of Paul Archibald Vianney Ansah, this award recognises a communication professional who is an opinion leader with the most positive outreach, and an inspirator with the most influence.

MAN OF THE YEAR – ENTERTAINMENT
This award recognises the most prolific and consistent personality in the entertainment industry in the year under review. He must be Ghana-centric and have reach that extends beyond the country’s borders.

MAN OF THE YEAR – SPORTS
This award recognises the most prolific and consistent sports personality in the year under review.

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
This award recognises a young adult male who is emerging in a chosen industry. He must exhibit peer leadership skills and be a budding pillar of community.

BRAND OF THE YEAR
This award recognises an African brand that is a champion in its industry category based on the current year market prominence and consumer preference.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
In the year under review, a man can be recognised for something extraordinary they did for the benefit and growth of society.

a) Green Corporate Award. Sponsored by A Rocha Ghana

The EMY Africa Awards is a prestigious annual Father’s Day related event that celebrate personalities who have contributed their quota to change and progress and continue to be symbols of stability and role models in the community.

Since 2016, EMY Africa has celebrated the best in men’s achievements across local industry, community, culture and public service. Dozens of men and personalities from all ages and walks of life have been honoured for their abilities, initiatives and contributions to society. Last year, the highly respected businessman and chief, Togbe Afede, was honoured as the Ultimate Man of the Year. Many other great individuals were also honoured for their great works.

Visit www.emyafrica.com for more information and nominate or send you nominations to nominations@emyafrica.com. Your essay should not be more than 100 words and should include the nominee’s profile, the category you are nominating them for and why.
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