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MUSICIANS WANT TO BE PAID TO PERFORM AT EBONY’S TRIBUTE CONCERT

Manager of the deceased dancehall diva Ebony Reigns, Ricky Nana Agyemang, known in showbiz as Bullet of Ruff N Smooth has described musicians in Ghana as hypocrites who want money for Ebony’s tribute concert.

In a Facebook post, the Chief Executive Officer of Rufftown Records stated because there were so many people at Ebony’s one week observation and it was telecast live on Television, the musicians came there in their numbers, used the platform to interact with the late musicians funs but now that he is organizing a tribute concert for his late artiste, they are demanding money.

“Some of our Ghanaian artistes are very hypocrite, you came to Ebony’s one week observation because the numbers were there and again it was being telecast live on air so some of you came there to use the platform. Now you’re asking me to pay you for her tribute concert. I thought you loved her as you claimed on stage at her one week. This is pure hypocrisy. Big thanx to every artistes who has decided to support us. We are grateful” the post read further.

Ruff Town Entertainment with collaboration with the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and other entities have slated Friday, March 23, 2018, as a day that a tribute musical concert will be organised in memory of the late Ebony Reigns who died in a tragic accident on the Sunyani-Kumasi Highway.

The concert which will take place at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra is said to line up some musicians in the industry to perform in honour of the late songstress who contributed immensely to the progress of the Ghana music industry.

Some of the artistes billed for the tribute concert are Becca, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, VIP, R2Bees, Edem, Shatta Wale, Kofi Kinaata and Efya, Samini, Kwabena Kwabena, Nana Yaa, Obour, MzVee, Teephlow, Tic Tac, Barima Sidney among others.

Ebony Reigns, born Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, met her untimely death in a car accident on Thursday, February 8, 2018, together with two others; Francisca Kuri, her childhood friend, and Francis Atsu Vondee a military officer believed to be her bodyguard.

They were returning to Accra from Abesim, near Sunyani in the Brong-Ahafo Region, where they had gone to pay a visit to Ebony’s mother.

The final funeral rites and burial service will be held on March 24 at the forecourt of the State House in Accra where Dr Lawrence Tetteh, the leader founder and leader of the World Miracle Outreach, will officiate burial service.

“MY BABY DADDY IS NOT MARRIED” -Yvonne Nelson

Actress and movie producer, Yvonne Nelson has denied rumors that she snatched someone’s husband.

Speaking to Abeiku Santana on Okay FM’s Ekwasodwoodwoo drive time program, Yvonne said her husband has said several times that he is not married.

“No! I haven’t snatched any woman’s husband. He has said it himself, several times that he is not married but it looks like you want to hear something else”.

The “House of Gold” actress however admitted that her baby daddy Jamie Roberts has been married before and he had two kids from her first marriage.

“He is not married but he has two kids from his marriage”, Yvonne stated.

After news of Yvonne Nelson’s childbirth, it emerged that her baby daddy Jamie Robert, the London based photographer was married to another woman with kids.

A Nigerian woman, Keela Harrison spoke to the Nigerian celebrity blog Instablog9ja, alleging that Yvonne has snatched her husband after she introduced her husband to Yvonne Nelson and revealed Yvonne Nelson was telling Ghanaians some lies with some of the comments she passed.

These according to Yvonne are all baseless allegations.

Source: NKONKONSA.com

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THREESOME WITH JOSELYN DUMAS & NIKKI SAMONAS -Jon Germain

Ghanaian R&B singer Jon Germain has stated he loves threesomes and his ideal threesome will be with award-winning TV presenter and actress Joselyn Dumas and Nikki Samonas, actress and co-presenter of the morning show on TV Africa.

Jon Germain was speaking on Class FM Tuesday, 13 March on his brand new single “Open up” featuring Jupiter.

Speaking on his song “Threesome”, which featured D. Money and EL, Jon Germain admitted his love for threesomes when asked if he fancied that. He said his love for threesomes inspired the title of his song “threesome”.

“As in threesome itself, I’m not gonna lie about it, that’s the reason why I made it.” He also stated that he translated his experiences, passion and love into recording “threesome.” He said: “Oh come on, I’m 42 years old, I’ve done stuff, I had to record a song about it”.

“I have so much experience, so much passion, so much love, I had to record a song about it, I’m not gonna lie about it.”

When asked which celebrities would make his ideal threesome experience, Jon Germain said: “If you said outside Ghana, I would have said it quickly, the reason I’m thinking about it closely is for the women in Ghana as well, you need to think about the fact that they might not be offended about it as well because Ghanaians, we get funny sometimes.”

“Joselyn Dumas. I think maybe Nikki, Nikki she’s an ex, as well.

“I like women who surprise you, there are a lot of women who would usually look like they are really wild but 99 per cent of the time, they are not; it’s just an act, there are a lot of women who look like they are so calm but they will surprise you.”

Jon Germain’s song “love zone” was nominated for the record of the year award at the Ghana music awards and he was also nominated for the “discovery of the year” award on 4syte Tv.

NORTH HILLS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL HOLDS SPORTS DAY

A showcase of sporting activities by North Hills International School has taken place at the Lizzy Sports complex as part of the school’s maiden annual sport day celebration.

Four teams (Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue) participated in over eleven different games including tug-of-war, rugby, swimming, athletics, soccer, sack race, table tennis, dance and rap competition to the admiration of their colleagues, teachers, and parents.

Team Green, at the end of the entire games, emerged the overall winning team – winning seven games out of the 15 games participated. Second position was occupied by Team Red – winning six games out the 15 games. Team Yellow and Team Blue placed third and fourth respectively.Ms. Emma Colemann, Head teacher of North Hills International School, said “the school is really excited to be able to offer this range of activities to celebrate the annual sports day. I’d like to thank all the students, parents, and teachers who have so enthusiastically joined in to support it.”

According to her, the sports day was aimed at developing a sense of friendliness among the children and developing their team spirit. “It helps children develop mental and physical toughness,” said Ms. Colemann.

North Hills International School is a new ultra-modern school situated at North Legon in Accra. The school prides itself on offering supportive learning environment and quality teaching.

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OKAY FM INTRODUCES “WEDNESDAY LIVE” WITH ABEIKU SANTANA

Highlife is a music genre that originated in Ghana. It uses the melodic and main rhythmic structure of traditional Akan music, but is played with Western instruments.

In recent times, many pundits have expound that any musician who cannot play live are not greats and this has compelled many young musicians to reconsider their acts and start collaborating with bands and band groups alike.

It is evident thus far that, there have been numerous performance locations through the country. There are regional cultural centers, which serve as the hub of neo-traditional activities.

Major hotels and pubs provide spaces for small combo bands to perform at Friday nights and the weekends. A tap on the shoulders of the brains behind Abrantie Spot, +233 Bar & Grill, Pianobar, Fridays, Chez Afrique, Kiki bees, Carbon, Republic bar in Accra, Echoes Valley, +2 Pub & Kitchen in Kumasi. Hans Cottage in Cape Coast, Gold Spot in Takoradi etc.

These bands including the Patchbay, Ohia beye ya, The Character, Kente band, Asa band, Palmwine Ensemble, Safoa band, Dela  Botri and Hewale band, Abizaa Band, Deep Wave and others provide us with great entertainment as the repertoire cut across different genres but try to maintain the organic nature of our highlife music.

However most of these bands and groups have started their own projects similar to major artiste and labels but have been adequately promoted to help open multiple streams of income to improve their sets, they have backed, supported, played and toured with almost every artistes in the country so deserve a lot more encouragement, opportunities and promotion across all the media channels including radio.

Radio is the oldest and most important medium to spread music. Bands today still rely on the radio to support their music so people will want to but into their vision.

People listen to music for a variety of reasons. Some listen to music to relax in which it serves as a sort of escape from everyday life, some because they are a fan and follow a certain artist, and others because they can relate the lyrics to their own personal experiences. Whichever the case may be, music has and continues to serve an important role in people’s lives.

Okay FM and it’s partners have started a new program dubbed “Wednesday Live’ as a one stop shop experinec for all music lovers and the world, the big idea of Wednesday live on 101.7 fm is to promote bands and groups as they are left out in the promotion of organic and authentic music on radio, encourage more young students to study music and foster collaboration between music artiste and band groups.

EMELIA BROBBEY DENIES SNATCHING SOMEONE’S HUSBAND

Actress Emelia Brobbey is not happy about reports that she has snatched the husband of a young lady in U.K.

Yen.com.gh reported days back that the Kumawood actress has “‘stolen’ the husband of a young lady who resides in the United Kingdom and the issue has caused a stir on Instagram. According to an Instagram page known as ‘Thosecalledcelebs’, the actress is noted to have snatched the married man from a lady who is believed to have children with the man.”

But the top actress reacting to the allegation in an interview with Zionfelix.net said the publication is false.

Emelia who did not sound happy about the story told this website that she knows nothing about the claim so she is very sure that it is a plot to tarnish her image.

The actress cum movie producer dared any lady who has facts that she, Emelia Brobbey has come for her husband to come out and shame her.

Sometime last year, the actress went on an international premiering tour with her self-produced movie, ‘Adanfo Bone’.

Apart from acting, Emelia Brobbey, a mother of two, is noted for her entrepreneurial strength. She has a mineral water company known as ‘Start’ mineral water.

Source: Zionfelix.net

EMELIA BROBBEY ACCUSED OF SNATCHING UK BASED WOMAN’S HUSBAND

Actress Emelia Brobbey has been accused of snatching a UK based woman’s husband.

According to Instagram page known as ‘Thosecalledcelebs’, the actress is noted to have snatched the married man from a lady who is believed to have children with the man.

Sometime last year, the actress went on an international premiering tour with movie, ‘Adanfo Bone’. Apart from acting, Emelia Brobbey, a mother of two, is noted for her entrepreneurial strength. She has a mineral water company known as ‘Start’ mineral water.

Emelia has been accused of snatching other women’s husband on several occasions in the past but she denies it, any time such allegations come up.

 

JAPEKROM NOW DECLARED INDEPENDENT FROM DROBO

The Omanhene of Japekrom traditional area of the Brong Ahafo Region, Okatakyie Amoa Aturu Nkonkonkyia (ii) at a press conference in Accra today expressed worry about the misrepresentation of Japekrom as Drobo.

According to the President of the Japekrom traditional council, the geographical location of the Capital of the Jaman South District/Municipal Assembly is Japekrom. And added the lands on which the Drobo residents are occupying is all for the people of Japekrom which court judgement has vindicated them.

He added, many individuals deal directly with Drobo Traditional council on matters regarding the Japekrom stool Lands which is not right.

He however,stressed that from hence fourth Japekrom should be treated as such with the recognition. This follows calls by  the Drobo traditional Council recently.

EBONY’S TRIBUTE CONCERT SET FOR MARCH 23

The day of Ebony’s wake would be a dual vigil/tribute concert, the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has announced.

At the La International Trade Fair Centre on Friday, March 23rd, Ebony would be celebrated and remembered one last time before she takes her final journey out of this world.

Obour revealed this info at a presser held by the Union last Friday at the Accra International Conference Centre.

According to him, some of the biggest artists in the land would make an appearance at the tribute concert/vigil.

Ebony’s final funeral rites would be held the next day, March 24th, at the forecourt of the State House in Accra, before her burial at the Osu Cemetery.

ZYLOFON MEDIA CEO APOLOGISES TO STONEBWOY

CEO of Zylofon Media, Nana Appiah Mensah has apologised to Dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Setekla popularly known as Stonebwoy and his management over the recent attack on the artiste and his team.

It was reported that Stonebwoy and some officials of his record label, Zylofon Music were engaged in a scuffle Saturday.

The officers, according to reports had gone to the premises of the Champs Bar in Accra where Stonebwoy was having a show to take back a car alleged to have been given to him by the company.

The Zylofon team led by Artiste and Repertoire Manager for Zylofon Music, Lawrence Nana Asiamah aka Bulldog approached Stonebwoy’s team and asked that the cars which were branded in Zylofon insignia were taken away.

The clash between the two teams, reports suggest led to the firing of gunshots.

Meanwhile, the “Dirty Enemies” singer has explained that he fired the gunshots to defend himself “of any gruesome attack that may have been launched on him”.

Many Ghanaians who have been following the misunderstanding between the artiste and his label are not happy at the turn of events.

While some have condemned Zylofon Media of being unprofessional in handling the current situation, others have also labelled the employees of the firm as incompetent and incriminating Stonebwoy due to the signing of Shatta Wale. But reacting to the issue, Nana Appiah Mensah described the incident as “unfortunate” and strongly condemned the perpetrators.

In a tweet he wrote, “I apologize to team @stonebwoyb and all well wishers for the unfortunate ill incident that occurred. The transport manager exercised a discretion characterized by reflex and over exuberance. An act I vehemently condemn and discourage from our society.”

Source: NKONKONSA.COM