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VETERAN ACTOR SUPER OD IS DEAD

Popular Ghanaian entertainer, Asonaba Kwaku Darko, popularly known as Super OD is dead.

Super OD has been battling sickness for some time now and gave up this morning – he was 82 years.

The 82-year-old veteran actor had been out of the public’s eye for some time due to his illness and currently resides in Agona Swedru in the Central region.

The actor sometime ago in a feeble voice described how his knees have grown to be weak making it difficult for him to walk.

Super OD, started acting in the 1970s and gained national prominence in the 1990s for roles in popular series, Akan Drama on Ghana Television.

He was part of the Oppong Drama Group which later became known as Osofo Dadzie Group.

Former President Mahama, after the Unity Walk by National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Cape Coast, visited his ‘friend’ to check up on him last year November.

Super Od ASONABA Kweku Darko, better known as “Super O.D.” did not really know his father as his father died while O.D was a toddler. But still, he knows one thing — that his father was very tall. For him his father’s grave which in his childish eyes had seemed very long has influenced him to measure his father by the length of his grave.

Because O.D’s father died early, it was his mother Abena Akuwa, a petty trader, who struggled to care for him. She could hardly make ends meet, so Super O.D. had a rough childhood life which led to his inability to have formal education.

In 1958 he gained employment as a Native Authority policeman, popularly called “Ahenfie Police” at Agona Swedru but one year later, the authority police system was abolished. Super O.D. said he and his colleagues were directed by the then Minister of Interior, Mr Krobo Edusei, to apply to join the Ghana Police if they so wished.

“Becoming a policeman had always been my wish and therefore there could not have been any better deal for me than this.” But he could not get his dream job because he had not “been to school.” He was however advised to learn a trade and thereafter enter the police service as a tradesman.

This he said, was a rather tall order because he had nobody to sponsor him learn a trade but after wandering for some months, a driver who plies between Kpone and Abodom took him on as a driver’s mate and for six whole years he was allowed to handle the steering wheel only three times. He said after the sixth year he attempted a driving test and was surprised to have been okayed by one Mr Tackie who was the Testing Officer.

O.D. still wanted to be a policeman so after securing his driver’s licence he applied to the Ghana Police and after some weeks training under the instructions of Sidi Tumutu and Maudia Fulani, both Escort Police instructors, he was “failed” at the end of the course because, according to him, he could not pay a bribe of three pounds.

He said he was therefore forced to go into commercial driving and gained employment with the Accra City Council as a driver of one of its taxi cabs, known as “Ponko Abodam.”

After a short while he lost this job and had to go and stay with a friend at Labadi near Kojo Sardine’s house. Luck smiled on him as he soon landed a new job as a labourer working on the construction of the Cantonment Police Station.

He said it was during this period that one day Appiah Agyekum’s Concert Party came to Labadi and he joined the band on stage to sing as a backing vocalist. This, to him, was the starting point of his career in concert party theatre.

He said he had acquired the skill of making witty jokes from his mother who was nicknamed “Jack Johnson” for her jokes and soon found out that his jokes were in high demand and started hopping from one concert party to another.

Within a short span of time he had been with Akwasi Effah’s Band, Happy Stars, Akomanyi’s Guitar Band and finally settled with the Oppong Kyekyeku Guitar Band.

Asonaba said this band did not belong to (first name?) Oppong. It belonged to a proprietor who gave them poor deals and therefore the entire membership resigned to form the Oppong Drama Group which enacted plays wherever African Brothers Band played. The troupe was made up of Oppong, Frimpong Manso, Fred Addae, Akua Boahemaa, Bea Kissi and himself.

He said one day the troupe enacted Aku Sika and it caught on so well with Kobina Taylor, then one of the bosses at GBC and he arranged for the group to start a series of Akan Drama on GTV. He said it was at this stage that Joris Wartenberg, their scriptwriter, changed their name from Oppong Drama Group to Osofo Dadzie Group.

He said while he was with the group he was getting private jobs as people contracted him to appear in television commercials to advertise company products.

Super O.D. said with the advent of Ghanaian video films he was invited by HM Films to play in Double Cross shot at Adiembra, Takoradi; Fatal Decision and Crossfire. He said these further shot him up and has since been involved in film acting.

What in recent times has been his major engagement are a series of one-man comedy shows that promoters outside the country have been inviting him to perform. He said these series have taken him to Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Bremen all in Germany; Holland, Belgium, Canada, London, Washington DC and New York.

He said his promoters are sometimes amazed by the fact that he is able to treat his audiences to three hours non-stop comedy.

He sums up the difficulties and successes in his favourite lines:

“I am the son of the long one,

I walk on lions, on hippos, rhinos and tigers

And I break their bones into pieces

I am the great one.”

Of course this is the adapted version of the caterpillar’s song in the Seven African tales but it suits the life history of ace comedian Asonaba Kweku Darko, alias Super O.D

TV AFRICA RE-BRANDS WITH NEW EXCITING PROGRAMS FOR 2018

Ideal Groupe, a private financial holding company, acquired a majority share in TV Africa about two years old and rolled out a big re-branding campaign to re-position the station in the competitive TV market following 13 years of operations under the old management.

However, this year 2018, the station has rolled out another re-branding of its on-air programming which seeks to give a ‘new look and feel that will give viewers the best experience with new programs and contents, new presenters, news from all corridors, in-depth analyses of national issues, international standards, excellent customer service delivery, speed and a host of others.’

Speaking on the Breakfast Live show hosted by Ghanaian politician and journalist, Obuobia Darko Opoku, actress Nikki Samonas and certified nutritionist, Khadijat El- Alawa, the Managing Director, Ekow Blankson assured viewers of TV Africa about the big phase change in Accra and the yet to be done phase change in other parts of the country which will give viewers a fair vision and mark of excellence.

Award winning movie director Shirley Frimpong Manso, who is the COO of the station, also promised to change the face of breakfast shows in Ghana.

The re-launch saw performances from Nana Yaa who happens to be the daughter of Pat Thomas. Efya performed her nationwide hit song, ‘Best in Me’ and congratulated TV Africa for their new development and thanked them for supporting her talent. Gyedu Blay Ambolley graced the show with a spectacular performance and promised to release an album, hopefully before Easter.

The new TV Africa will have a feel of youthful, vibrant and exciting new presenters like Chris Attoh, Joselyn Dumas, Baby G,  Kofi Laing, Patrice Amegashie,etc.

TV Africa, a private local television station aimed to project Ghanaian and African values, can be viewed on DTT in Ghana and also on GoTV channel 175 and DSTV channel 362.

EBONY DIES IN FATAL ACCIDENT

News reaching Nkonkonsa.com indicates that reigning Ghanaian dancehall artist Ebony is dead.

Ebony died on Thursday evening February 9, 2018 on the Sunyani-Kumasi road.

According to police, Ebony and two military officers with another lady were on board a Jeep with registration AS 497—16 from Sunyani heading towards Kumasi when it collided head-on with a VIP bus heading towards Sunyani from Kumasi.

Two other military occupants also died later at the Bechem Government Hospital after they were rushed there DSP John Adusei, Mankraso District Commander, confirmed.

The driver of the VIP bus reportedly survived the accident but he is currently unconscious at the same hospital receiving treatment from doctors.

The body of the Maame Hwԑ hit singer, and the unidentified military personnel were rushed to the Bechem Government Hospital after the accident but died shortly after.

DSP Adusei has confirmed to Joy News that the bodies have been deposited at Mankraso Hospital Morgue in the Ashanti Region.

Ebony who was returning from Sunyani after a visit was involved in a car accident and died at the Bechem Government Hospital. According our reporter, the driver however survived and is receiving treatment.

Reliable information available to us indicates Ebony was returning to Accra to make preparations for a trip to America.

We are unable to share the pictures from the accident scene due to the gory nature of them.

Attempts to reach her management have proven futile.

Stay glued for more information.

ARE YOU STUPID? – Actress Lydia Forson Ask Ghanaians

Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson has joined the recent debate on the propriety or otherwise of wives cooking for their husbands.

In a video she posted on Facebook, the actress blasts Ghanaians especially the media for wasting time to talk about cooking when there are a lot of developmental issues to discuss.

Her statement comes on the back of advocacy by some feminists on social media that men must share household chores including cooking with their wives and that women who cook for their husbands are “slaves.”

This has generated heated arguments on social media, prominent among which is the Dela Goldheart and Ace Ankomah encounter.

Lydia Forson in her video describes Ghanaians as being ‘stupid’ to have dedicated more of their time to debating whether or not wives should cook for their husbands.

“It’s only a stupid country that will come to a standstill because of cooking. Think about it. We have healthcare issues, terrible roads, our economy is a mess. But guess what we’re talking about, people – we’re talking about cooking. People are angry that someone is threatening to take away the right to be cooked for. We’re upset and we’re dedicating every single moment of our lives to talking about cooking. Do you see how stupid it makes us seem as a people?,” she said in the video.

“Do you see how stupid we seem? Do we see how unserious we are that seasoned journalists, radio presenters and proclaimed intellectuals are spending all their time and energy talking about someone trying to take away their rights? Are you stupid? Is food going to build roads, put clothes on your back or change the power crises? I am shocked that we have come to a standstill because of cooking. The fact that we reduced this discussion to food shows how far gone we are,” she further stated.

Lydia Forson’s argument is that the choice of a woman not to cook should not be a problem to any man; men who want wives that will cook for them should go for such women and allow those who want women who won’t cook to also decide for themselves.

“If a man wants a woman who wants to cook, he can marry her. In the same birth if a woman feels cooking is not her thing, why can’t she find her choice?” she asked.

Lydia Forson is an opinionated Ghanaian actress who has starred in movies like ‘Scorned,’ ‘A Sting in a Tale,’ ‘The Perfected Picture’ and ‘Keteke.’

SARKODIE’S US-BASED PROMOTER ALLEGEDLY ARREST

A 30-year-old Ghanaian-US based Promoter and events organizer, Terry Frempong has been arrested for $250,ooo credit card fraud according to mycentraljersey.com

Terry Frempong-Masson is a Ghanaian Promoter whose business is to fly Ghanaian stars to the United States to perform at events– Apollo Theatre and other popular places.

Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Nkansah Lil Win and many other Ghanaian artistes have benefitted from his Promotions.

Terry Frempong-Masson was arrested on February 2, 2018, and charged with the following:

“One count of theft by deception, two counts of identity theft, one count of receiving stolen property, one count of money laundering, one count of conspiracy to commit theft by deception, and one count of criminal attempt to commit theft by deception.”

Terry Frempong-Masson was arrested and charged with using fraudulent means to steal more than $250,000 worth of film equipment.

Below is a report of the outcome of investigations conducted by Perth Amboy Sgt. Mabner Terron and Middles*x County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Christopher Pennis:

“Between Jan. 19 and Feb. 2, Frempong-Masson allegedly placed online orders for the rental or purchase of film equipment from three film companies using fraudulent identities.

Using a fraudulent identity, Frempong-Masson placed an order for $30,000 worth of film equipment with a film company based in Chesterfield, Indiana, and had the order shipped to his home in Perth Amboy’s Harbortown housing complex.

He allegedly also placed a $114,000 rental order with an Arizona-based film equipment company for delivery to his Perth Amboy home. In addition, Frempong-Masson traveled to Atlanta to receive more than $130,000 worth of rental equipment from another film company that was acquired allegedly using a fake identity”.

Source: Ghanacelebrities.com

CHRISTABEL EKEH SHARES NEW TEASING PHOTOS

There is no doubt that Actress Christabel Ekeh loves with exposing her body to the world and she is in the news again for the same reason.

Latest naked photos of actress Christabel Ekeh have surfaced on the Internet again. This would be about the third time in 2018 that Christabel has been in the news concerning her nudity and it is looking like she was to make it her stock in trade.

In 2017, completely nude photos of Christabel Ekeh went viral on the Internet leading to suggestions that hackers could be behind the release of her pictures.

However, she came out to deny, claiming her account was hacked.

Having received a lot of backlash over her nudes, one would have thought the actress would be cautious in that regard but it looks like she is unperturbed.

See more photos below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

 

GAYS CHASE GOSPEL MUSICIANS

Gospel musician Noble Nketiah has disclosed that some gays and bisexuals in the country have been proposing to him to be their lover due to his good looks.

He believes they are attracted to him due to his handsomeness, saying the gays have refused to speak to him after rejecting their offers.

The 38-year old gospel musician said he has been resisting gay proposals.

Speaking with Nana Hemaa on Abusua Mmre, the soft spoken musician said ‘This is a very difficult issue, I have been approached twice by men who seemed interested in me, but I turned down the proposals and asked them to direct their sexual desires somewhere. I asked them if I will be the man or woman, I guess that will be another topic for discussion some day. Due to this, they have stopped talking to me’.

Noble Nketiah indicated that he is mostly harassed by girls to date them.

Noble Nketiah who has been out of the music scene for some time now has bounced back with two new singles to be released in February.

Explaining his absence from the music scene, he stated that he has been working with UNICEF to bring joy to the faces of malnourished children.

Some of his songs include: Se me tease yi, Yesu do, Aman mo mmra m3 tie, Se me hwe woa, Me Dan Wo, Gye me (hot), Gye me (slow), Big No among others.

Noble Nketiah has been in the music industry for the past 16 years.

I HAVE QUIT SMOKING – Afia Schwarzenegger

Afia Schwarzenegger has disclosed that she used to smoke but she has put an end to that behaviour.

The controversial comedienne and presenter revealed that she has stopped smoking because of her children. She stated that she wants to be a good role model to her children.

Even though she didn’t state exactly what she used to smoke, Afia said she really enjoyed her smoking days.

“…When you hit your 30s, there are certain things you don’t do. So yes I have smoked and I enjoyed smoking and nobody told me to quit smoking. I made the decision that I am growing. I have got kids and that is not what I want my kids to see … I learn to put up a good behaviour,” she said.

She was speaking on Dinning With Yvonne Okoro on Sunday. She was on the show with A-Plus to cook. Afia Schwarzenegger is currently in court with her husband, Abrokwah, after he caught her in bed with another man.

She allegedly said she has divorced him but Abrokwah insisted that they are still married and until a formal and official divorce, she still remains his wife.

Late last week, the former Angel TV presenter shared a photo of herself and a well-built man in an uncompromising pose with the caption ‘Let love lead…’

The photos and captions from Afia Schwarzenegger seemed to have suggested that she has found love again.

Source: Dailyguideafrica.com

COURT DISCHARGES BULLDOG OVER MURDER OF FENNEC OKYERE

Artist Manager, Nana Asiamah Hanson popularly known as BullDog, has been finally discharged off a murder charged which has hanging round his neck about three years now.

According The Publisher Newspaper, The Accra Central District Court has discharged BullDog, who is also the Artist & Repertoire (A&R) Manager for Zylofon Music – over the alleged murder of Fennec Okyere, another Artist Manager.

The court presided over by Worlanyo Kotoku said that the prosecution has been conspicuously absent in the matter.The court also held that the complainant had also been absent.

“Prosecution not here; complainant not here, at the last hearing date, prosecution has been conspicuously absent. I have no option than to discharge you” Mr. Kotoku noted.

The Attorney-General had over the weeks failed to make an appearance in the case.The court had at its previous siting ordered that Richard Gyambibi, the Senior State Attorney who wrote the advice on the case docket be summoned before the court to explain certain “coded” aspects of the advice.

The AG had advised that Bulldog, who also doubles as the CEO of Bull Haus Entertainment be discharged to enable further investigation in the three-year-old case.Although the court had summoned Mr. Gyembibi neither he nor the prosecutor was in court when the case was dismissed this morning.

Bulldog, also a former manager of dancehall artiste Shatta Wale, is standing trial for his alleged involvement in the death of Fennec Okeyre.

Bulldog, 39, was picked up by the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in 2014 at Kokomlemle, a suburb of Accra, as a prime suspect in Okyere’s death.

Bulldog’s plea has not been taken even though per the police charge sheet, he has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder until an Accra High Court subsequently bailed him.

Source: Entertainmentgh.com

GHANAIAN ACTRESS MOESHA SPOTTED IN THE CLUB WITH NIGERIA’S DAVIDO

Ghanaian actress and photo model Moesha Boduong has given her fans and followers a taste of her fabulous lifestyle with the latest video of herself and Nigerian musician, Davido.

In a video spotted on entertainment page nkonkonsa.com on Instagram, the actress was seen having the time of her life with multiple award-winning Nigerian musician, Davido in a nightclub somewhere in the heart of Accra.

The two personalities were seen beaming with smiles as they spoke to each other amidst the drowning noise in the night club.

Davido, born David Adedeji Adeleke seemed to be enjoying the company of the Ghanaian actress as they chatted heartily with Patapaa’s popular “One Corner” song playing in the background.

Moesha Boduong has made many strides to solidify her position in the entertainment industry with some of the roles she has played in movies.

Moesha Bodoung admitted that social media has played a huge and phenomenal role in her life by getting her a lot of jobs. She indicated that many people contacted her and gave her modelling contracts because they had visited her social media handles.

She added that she was able to meet many influential people and even her recent participation in the “One Africa” Concert which was held in Dubai was as a result of her presence and influence on social media Aside her acting and modeling gigs, the internet diva recently featured in the all-star music video of musician Feli Nuna titled “Gelaway”.

The young actress was seen rapping and shaking her ‘assets’ in the music video. Last year, the actress was in the news for going down hard on Christians and calling them out as the people who judge others too often by their lifestyle. She was recently spotted with veteran Nigerain actor, Zack Orgi.

The two entertainers are believed to be working together and a project which will be known as “Asylum is down”. The actress has also indicated that she hopes to win an internationally-recognized award out of her niche for acting and entertainment to make Ghana proud.

Watch the two spotted together in the video: