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EVERY MAN IS A WOMANIZER, STICKING TO ONE WHO CHEATS & LOOKS AFTER YOU MEANS ARE WISE – Shatta Wale Tells Michy

Award-winning Ghanaian Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has dropped yet another controversial statement about cheating in relationship just after his ex-fiancee, Michy accused him of abusing her after their engagement.

The “Ayoo” singer who went off on a rant session on Snapchat, admitted that he is cheat but insisted that he is quite caring. He also described women that stick to their men no matter what they are subjected to as “smart women”.

His comments comes after his baby mama’s revelation in a yet to be aired interview with Joy News’ Becky on E-With-Becks that Shatta Wale’s proposal to her at the Reign concert on October 14, 2018, was staged.

“You don’t propose to someone and then you torment them after. Right after the proposal, it got worse, it got unbearable, those are the only words I can use,” Michy said.

Born Diamond Michelle Gbagonah, the singer added that “I cannot leave my room today without saying a prayer or reading a verse in my bible. And I now understand when people say when you walk with God, you must walk in confidence.”

Shatta Wale, who was clearly not amused by the comments, took to his Snaptchat to attack the woman with whom they welcomed a son, Majesty, on July 11, 2015.

See his posts below;

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

FULL CIRCLE FESTIVAL BRINGS 500 HOLLYWOOD STARS TO GHANA FOR YEAR OF RETURN

The 2019/2020 edition of the annual Full Circle Festival is set to see some five hundred (500) people tour and experience Ghana from December 2019 to January 2020.

The 2019 Full Circle Festival is in partnership with Essence Ventures thus dubbed Essence Full Circle Festival. It will take place in Accra in December and complete the Year of Return commemoration – marking 400 years since the first enslaved Africans, mostly Ghanaian arrived in Jamestown Virginia as part of the transatlantic slave trade.

The specially-curated, week-long immersion will enable engagement between U.S.-based cultural influencers and business executives with Ghanaian and regional leaders and communities, including explorations of history, cuisine, music, fashion, beaches, nightlife, commerce and more.

In an interview (video) on Hot 97 online with Ebro, Boris Kodjoe described how the festival began with his family and later grew to one-hundred and twenty people, mostly Hollywood stars in 2019. Boris added that the festival was in 2019 seeking to bring about 500 people to experience Ghana. He also touched on the Importance of returning to Africa and how the Full Circle Festival was going to touch all corners of the African continent.

ESSENCE Ventures in an article published on their website also outline how they are taking another major step towards supporting cultural ownership and economic collaboration through the launch of the ESSENCE Full Circle Festival.

They outline the focus of the festival on a three-part mission to:

(i) support cultural ownership and economic collaboration among Africans on the continent and people of African descent in the Diaspora;

(ii) connect Black communities globally for the exchange of ideas and shared objectives that leads to cultural monetization and community reinvestment;

(iii) facilitate the learning and discovery of the many facets of Africa’s beauty, excellence and opportunity globally.

For Essence, their partnership in the annual ESSENCE Full Circle Festival is to create an experience that “will focus on showcasing African nations increasingly as global destinations by highlighting their critical roles as ancestral, spiritual, cultural and commercial epicentres.”

“This partnership recognizes Ghana’s role as a beacon for people of African descent in this Year of Return,” said Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo. “The Year of Return, Ghana 2019, is a conscious effort to cement our pan-African legacy. Throughout the Year, the Tourism Authority has worked with several partner organizations to welcome home our brothers and sisters from the Diaspora. The Essence Full Circle Festival is a welcome addition to the activities and will hopefully become one of the legacies of the year which celebrates African resilience.”

The 2019 ESSENCE Full Circle Festival will include the first-ever ESSENCE Global Black Economic Forum: Africa, which will convene entrepreneurs, executives, entertainers and government officials to discuss how new opportunities for economic development and cultural exchange can be created.

“In furthering our mission to serve Black women deeply across the globe, ESSENCE is honoured to answer the call to ‘Return’ with the creation of the ESSENCE Full Circle Festival, beginning with Ghana and subsequently extending across the continent,” said Michelle Ebanks, CEO of Essence Communications, Inc. “We are grateful to be able to use the power of our platforms and the influence of our networks to positively impact narratives about Africa, as well as positively impact the people of Africa and the Diaspora through cultural and economic exchange.”

About 2018 Full Circle
The inaugural Full Circle Festival also included the participation of President Akufo-Addo and took place in Accra in December 2018, led by Full Circle Festival, LLC partners Boris Kodjoe, Patrick Kodjoe, Bozoma Saint John – all of Ghanaian descent – and Nicole Ari Parker. More than 120 invited guests including business executives, influencers, and celebrities from the United States travelled to Ghana for cultural engagement and ancestral reconnection, resulting in nearly 10,000 positive social media posts and half a billion media and social impressions, as well as an estimated economic impact of more than $70 million in tourism revenue.

Source: Essence.com

ENOUGH OF THE SKIN BLEACHING ALLEGATIONS…TIME TO ENJOY MY NEW MUSIC – Becca States

Singer Becca seem to be fed up with hearing allegations that she has bleached her skin.

After denying the same allegation consistently for the past 3 years, the “Driving License” Singer said she has had enough so Ghanaians and her fans should move on and concentrate on her music and have fun with it.

Becca who was speaking during an exclusive interview on Peace FM “Entertainment Review” said she can’t change people’s perception about her and she can’t control what people say about her but that wouldn’t stop her from being herself and speaking the truth.

Panellists on the show; Mikky Osei Berko, Kwaku Asiedu, Kwasi Ernest and Fred Kyei Mensah were also asked by Kwasi Aboagye – host of show to critically observe Becca’s skin and tell listeners whether she has bleached her skin or not and they all confirmed that she hadn’t bleached her skin.

Becca has just released her latest single “Yes I Do” which features Nigerian Singer Tiwa Savage and she wants her fans to go check it out and enjoy it.

Watch her interview below:

Watch Becca’s new music video:

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com 

MY DAUGHTER DIDN’T LEAVE ANY PROPERTY BEHIND – Ebony’s Father Reveals

Nana Opoku-Kwarteng, father of late Ghanaian Dancehall and Afrobeat artiste Ebony Reigns, has revealed that his late daughter did not make money from music and did not leave behind any property.

Speaking in a one on one interview with Ghanacreativearts.com, Nana Opoku Kwarteng indicated that he’s into music production not mainly to enrich himself because he never saw any money accrued by Ebony’s hard work in the music industry but he is rather into music production to protect and advance Ebony’s legacy.

He added that because Ebony was the first female musician to win the first prestigious Artiste of the Year award in the country’s most certified Music Awards the VGMA, one would think that she was financially successful due to her activities and works at the time.

He lamented at the allegations by a section of the public that he is spending Ebony’s money and insisted that she did not make any significant money neither did she leave properties behind.

Nana Opoku Kwarteng gave instances where gave instances where the late songstress’ former manager, Bullet mentioned in an interview that Wendy Shay is his cash cow to justify his admonishing that her daughter did not make money.

“Bullet said in one interview that Wendy Shay is his cash cow, that alone justifies the fact that Ebony did not make money from music “

NII AMANOR DODOO SACKED AS UNIBANK RECEIVER – Oscar Yao Doe Reveals 

There has being several issues and allegations raised against Nii Amanor Dodoo of KPMG as far as his work as the Receiver of defunct Unibank is concern.

Notable among his accusers is Ghanaian Business Mogul His Royal Highness King Oscar Yao Doe, who has accused him of deliberately misleading Ghana Police over a letter he claims he send to him among other allegations.

Oscar has been very candid about Nii Amanor Dodoo’s incompetence and some at some point he even suggested that Nii Amanor Dodoo should be sacked from his position as Receiver. Well, Nii Amanor Dodoo has reportedly been pushed out and King Oscar writes in a post to find out whether Nii Amanor Dodoo’s retirement package will be frozen or not.

Oscar Yao Doe is of the view that most of the auditing work done by the firm led by Nii Amanor Dodoo has resulted in the unfortunate collapse of many local banks and other financial institutions, hence the laid down of workers. Increasing unemployment in the country, Oscar Yao Doe also asked if the retirement of Nii Amanor Dodoo means the firm is exempted from lawsuits from collapsed banks?

Read his full post below.

THE DECEIVER NII AMANOR BUTCHER DODOO HAS BEEN PUSH OUT OF THE DISHONEST ACCOUNTING FIRM KPMG,TODAY IS HIS LAST DAY IN OFFICE AT THE COOKED & BAKED AUDIT FIRM KPMG! THEY PACKAGED IT AS A RETIREMENT   LIKE A MOVIE! WOW WOW WOW! GHANA GHANA GHANA!

HAS KPMG FROZEN HIS RETIREMENT BENEFITS? WHO CARES! WHO KNOWS?

DOES THIS ACTION EXEMPTS THE DISHONEST KPMG FROM LAW SUITS BY THE AFFECTED BANKS AND SHAREHOLDERS? THE ANSWER IS BOLDLY NO NO NO!

SEE THE REASON BELOW:

KPMG KNEW THAT WHEN THE BANK OF GHANA APPOINTED NII DECEIVER DODOO AS THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE AFFECTED BANKS THAT HE NII DECEIVER HIMSELF AUDITED THROUGH KPMG WAS A PROBLEMATIC, BUT YET THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF RECORD SHOWING THAT KPMG PROTESTED THE DECISION BY BANK OF GHANA, KPMG TOOK A JUICY FEES OF MILLIONS FROM BANK OF GHANA FOR A DISHONEST JOB DONE TO DESTROYED OUR LOCAL GHANAIAN OWNED BANKS AND BUSINESSES.

SO BECAUSE OF THE FAILURE OF KPMG TO PUT ON RECORD THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST COMPLAINED TO BANK OF GHANA FOR THEIR ACTION, AND AS A RESULT NII DECEIVER DODOO BECAME THE AUDITOR OF THE BANKS, THE PROSECUTOR OF THE BANKS, THE VALIDATOR OF HIS OWN AUDIT FOR THE BANKS, THE JUDGE FOR THE BANKS, AND NOW NII DECEIVER TURNED HIMSELF INTO UNIBANK GHOST CLAIMING FOOLISHLY HE IS SUING UNIBANK OWNERS WITHOUT ANY SHAME.

SO NOW THE DOOR IS OPEN FOR ALL THE AFFECTED BANKS AND SHAREHOLDERS TO SUE KPMG MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR DAMAGES! NOW IS ALSO THE MOMENT TO INVESTIGATE THE BANK OF GHANA ITSELF FOR THIS SCANDAL OF DESTROYING LOCAL BUSINESSES.

COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION TO START IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN GHANA

The Ghana Education Service (GES) will, from next term, introduce sex education into the curriculum of basic schools to equip pupils to know and experience their sexuality.

At age six, Primary One pupils will be introduced to values and societal norms and how to interact with the different sexes and groups.

As the pupils graduate to the upper primary, they will be made to study different modules of sexuality that include relationship, friendship, dating and courtship.

The guideline module for 11-year-olds in Primary Six includes fertility, pregnancy-related issues, childbirth and respecting gender differences.

This is part of the Guidelines for the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) that is expected to integrate gender, human values and sexual and reproductive health rights perspectives into sexuality education in Ghana.

The Executive Director of the National Population Council, one of the promoters of the curriculum, Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah, said in an interview that the focus of the CSE was to empower children to make the right choices when parents, religious leaders fail to play their roles.

Giving an alarming statistics to buttress her point, Dr Appiah said teenage pregnancy was high in the country and that in every 1,000 adolescents, there were record cases of 140 teenage pregnancies.

“It is 16 in 1000 adolescents in the developed countries, in China it is seven in 1000. These should guide what we do or don’t do,” she said.

“This will provide an opportunity for young people to develop and understand their values, attitudes, and insights about sexuality.

“It will also help young people develop relationships and interpersonal skills and take responsibility for sexual and reproductive health and well-being,” she said.

Healthy decisions

The National Population Council said society had the responsibility to prepare the youth with enough education that gave them the tools they needed to make healthy decisions.

Already, parts of the CSI guideline modules are studied in the junior and senior high schools as part of the core and elective subjects. However, the guideline has spelt out separate and different modules to be compulsorily studied for senior high schools.

According to Dr Appiah, for sex education to be comprehensive, it should cover a broad range of issues relating to the physical, biological, emotional and social aspects of sexuality.

“The rationale is that at this stage of their development, what young people need in sexual and reproductive health and rights education are topics on the development of positive attitude, orientation and skills which they will need now and in the future,” she said.

Anti LGBT campaigners  

Already, some anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) campaigners have criticised the introduction of CSE in public schools, saying it will replace advocacy for abstinence with sex participation at any age, if one so desires.

They fear that schools in the country are no longer safe for the schoolchildren, as the LGBT campaigners are taking control of what is taught in the classroom.

But the Head of the National Population Council, who is also a medical doctor, said investments in adolescent health and well-being brought a triple dividend of benefits now into future adult life, and for the next generation of children.

Nine Modules

The guidelines consist of 59 topics which have been grouped into nine modules. The modular approach was informed by aspects of the principles of curriculum development, namely, appropriateness, matching and logical grouping.

It takes into consideration the concepts of sequencing, with each successive experience building on preceding issues with the intention of deepening knowledge and skills and continuity.

The sexual education programme is offered to primary and junior high school pupils aged 4-14 years. The approach has ensured that there is a uniform set of topics for all in-school pupils in the country.

Source: Daily Graphic 

JOHN MAHAMA SHOULD FORGET ABOUT CONTESTING 2020 ELECTIONS – Ofori Amponsah

Ghanaian Highlife musician, Ofori Amponsah has advised ex-president John Dramani Mahama not to contest in the upcoming 2020 presidential elections.

In an interview with Happy FM, the multiple VGMA award winner posited that he does not understand the rationale behind Mahama’s unexpected comeback as he needs to step aside for another person to take over.

“If I were him, I will not contest again. He has done too much for us, he should rather be behind and push others. Those advising him are different but if I were to advise him, he should channel his energy and knowledge to helping the young ones. That’s my opinion but if he thinks he has an unfinished job and wants to continue, that is in the hands of Ghanaians.” he added.

Somewhere last year, former President John Dramani Mahama announced that he is seeking a second shot at the presidency because he believes he owes a duty to God and the country to do so.

John Mahama’s declaration ends months of speculation about his intention to make a comeback.

I CAN’T DATE A BROKE MAN – Singer Fantana Reveals

Ruff Town Records signee, Fantana says she cannot date a broke guy explaining further that she’s only up for men who are higher than her social status.

The songstress made this known when she spoke in an interview with Zionfelix. Fantana mentioned that before a man should approach her, the man needs to have cars like Bentley, G Wagon, Rose Royce, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini and others.

She disclosed that the man in question is also expected to be a devoted Christian. Recently she revealed that men do not ditch her in relationships but she does. According to her, she studies relationships and therefore quit anytime she sees that it’s going nowhere.

I am a tough lady and no man can ever break my heart; I have never suffered a broken heart and I am not sure I will ever suffer any.

“So far I have been with three guys and I do not wait for the relationship to get to that level before I leave. Once I see that it will not go anywhere, I just leave.”

Although she has cried over a guy before, the singer mentioned that “I have cried over a guy before but it was not because my heart was broken, I had just realised that I wasted my time for the one year I was with him and it surprised me that I was with him for that long. Indeed that has been the longest relationship I have ever had”

OPHILIA CROSSLAND REPRESENTS GHANA IN CHINA

Award-winning Ghanaian Fashion Designer Ophelia Crossland has been nominated to represent Ghana at the 2019 Qipao Invitational Exhibition at the National Silk Museum, Hangzhou City, China.

The Global Qipao Invitational Exhibition begins on September 22 and will last for a month. It’s aim is to provide cross-boundary interactions between culture and tourism, tradition, fashion, art and life. The theme for design for this year’s event is: “Weddings.”

Ophelia Crossland was selected alongside nine other designers from the UK, France, Russia, Japan, South Korea and Japan after a rigorous submission process in June this year.

The selection makes her the first Ghanaian designer to showcase at the event which attracts scores of tourists and culture enthusiasts from around the world.

“It gives me great joy and excitement to tell Ghana’s cultural story on such a platform. I believe this is a matter of pride and honor for myself and the nation as a whole,” she said in reaction to the news.

Ophelia Crossland used the iconic Ghanaian Kente alongside very advanced techniques in fashion design to create the Qipao.

“For me Kente represents the country’s best and so when we were asked to take up the Qipao challenge, I had no option than to use the intricately woven Kente and it kept really well,” she added.

The Qipao/Cheongsam is the most representative form of traditional costumes for Chinese women. Its stand up collar and tight-fitting nature have caught the attention of the fashion world for decades and is a trend still popular among Chinese women.

As an accomplished fashion designer, who has been in the industry for over 16 years, Ophelia Crossland is not new to global events such as this.

In 2017, she was selected by international Jewelry brand, Swarovski as its West African brand ambassador and was selected to showcase at the Global Exposé in Dubai.

The Global Qipao Invitational Exhibition is hosted by the China National Silk Museum, located close to the famous West Lake in Hangzhou, China.

The Gallery is currently the only institution with a permanent fashion gallery in the world housing a collection of over 40,000 pieces of Western and Chinese textile productions spanning over 4000 years of human creativity.

GHANAIAN MILLIONAIRE, KING OSCAR DOE OFFERS TO FUND COLLABORATIONS AMONG TOP 3 MUSICIANS FROM GHANA & NIGERIA

Charismatic Ghanaian millionaire HRH Oscar Yao Doe has taken his interest in the growth show business in his country Ghana and second home Nigeria and Africa as a whole, to whole new level.

From supporting the fashion industry by organising the Eurostar Red Carpet awards to honour deserving style gods in the country, to the latest announcement of his decision to support music collaboration among three Ghanaian acts and three Nigerian acts.

He mentioned in his post on social media, the six acts in total are Sarkodie, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy from Ghana and Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy from Nigerian.

These sensational musicians have achieved remarkable feats in their music career from singles, albums and shows. Burna Boy is currently with the most trending album in Africa and other parts of the world, he called the album African Giant. Davido has announced his new album A Good Time is arriving in October, Shatta Wale is also preparing to release Wonder Boy album, Sarkodie announced Black Love album to be released soon, and Wizkid is preparing to released Made In Lagos album.

This decision by the Ghanaian businessman will help boost and left Afrobeat to another level. What’s you take on this decision?

Read King Oscar full post below:

“BREAKING NEWS: I WANT TO SPONSOR THE BIGGEST MUSIC COLLABORATION BETWEEN GHANA’S TOP 3 ARTISTS @SHATA WALE @shattawalenima ,STONEBWOY @stonebwoyb AND SARKODIE @sarkodie AND TOP THREE TOP NIGERIA ARTISTS WIZKID @wizkidayo , DAVIDO @davidoofficial , BURNA BOY @burnaboygram NEXT YEAR! SHOULD I GO AHEAD? MAKING HISTORY FOR AFRICA SHOWBIZ KINGOSCAR GENIUS MASTER PIECE THINKING! WOW WOW WOW”

His Royal Highness Oscar Yao Doe