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GUBA AWARDS 2018 NOMINATIONS OPENS

Nominations for the acclaimed GUBA Awards 2018, opens online from Tuesday the 20th of March 2018 and closes midnight on Tuesday the 10th of April 2018.

For the first time ever, the awards will take place within a duration of two days, preceding with a seminar on African entrepreneurship on Friday 13th July 2018, followed by the GUBA Awards Ceremony on Saturday 14th July 2018, at InterContinental Hotel, London – The O2, SE10 0TW.

Serving as a precursor to the voting and awarding process, nominations provide the public with the ability to recognise change-makers within their communities. GUBA Awards nominees are selected by the public, shortlisted and put forward for a public vote.

This year, eleven categories are open for nominations and can be accessed via http://www.gubaawards.co.uk/nominations/ . The GUBA Awards 2018 categories are as follows:

  • Made in Ghana Award 2018
  • Efie Ne Fie Award 2018
  • Innovation & Technology Award 2018
  • Leisure & Tourism Award 2018
  • Sustainable Agriculture Award 2018
  • Humanitarian Award 2018
  • Ghanaian Association of the Year Award 2018 – Charity of the Year Award 2018
  • Rising Star Award 2018
  • Professional of the Year Award 2018
  • Student Achiever of the Year Award 2018

Speaking on the significance of nominations, the CEO of GUBA Enterprise Mrs Dentaa Amoateng MBE expressed:

“The call for nominations is a crucial part of the GUBA Awards. The process allows for the public to have their say and bring forth a wide array of talented and deserving individuals. I urge everyone to participate in this process, to bring to light the talents that go unrecognised.”

A complete list of categories can be accessed via http://www.gubaawards.co.uk/nominations/ . Nominations end on Tuesday the 10th of April 2018.

ECOM Ghana are the official Title sponsors of GUBA Awards 2018.

GUBA Awards 2018 will be an unmissable and inspirational two-day event. For sponsorship opportunities, kindly email george@gubaawards.co.uk and visit www.gubaawards.co.uk to find out more about the awards.

GUBA Enterprise consists of GUBA Awards, GUBA Expo, GUBA Foundation and GUBA Careers Fair. The GUBA Awards is a non-profit organisation that focuses on enriching the African community in the UK with the aim of empowerment and growth. It is an event dedicated to highlighting and rewarding outstanding achievers. The GUBA Expo is a platform for Small and Medium Businesses to exhibit their products/services whilst engaging with industry personnel on business growth strategies. The GUBA Foundation is a charity set up to tackle health issues within the Afro-Caribbean community in the UK and Ghana. The GUBA Careers fair is a platform to connect employers with qualified jobseekers in the UK who want to return home.  The ethos of the GUBA brand is to uplift and encourage personal and for collective growth.

 

SHATTA WALE NEEDS HELP AND PRAYERS – Bullet

The late Ebony Reigns’ manager, Bullet, has said Shatta Wale needs “help” and “prayers”.

Bullet’s comments came after Shatta Wale attacked him during an interview on Entertainment Review on Peace FMon Saturday.

“This is someone who claims to be from the ghetto. Is that how to talk? His speech should inspire people to want to be great. This is someone who insults pastors. He needs prayers, he needs help,” an obviously angry Bullet said.

On Friday, March 16, 2018, Shatta Wale insulted Bullet, accusing him of being the likely source of rumours that he (Wale) wanted to be paid before performing at the late Ebony’s tribute concert.

He questioned the reports via a post on Facebook post, saying, “How can I charge to go and perform at a funeral … Where is the happiness and enjoyment at the particular place and time… Bullet if you are the one spreading rumors like this which I kno u can ….then u fool waaa this Friday…This is not the first time I am hearing this form your camp .. Zylofon is my pride if you know like go burn the sea.”

Even though Bullet later clarified in a series of interviews that Shatta Wale wasn’t the one making the demand as many Ghanaians believed, the ‘Freedom’ hitmaker still went ahead and called him a fool.

Shatta Wale further called into Peace FM’s Entertainment Review on Saturday to throw jabs at Bullet and also described the upcoming Ebony tribute concert as useless.

This infuriated  Bullet, who reacted by saying he feels sad for Shatta Wale and asked Ghanaians to pray for him because as he’s “not correct” in the head.

CHASE OFFERS $200 TO ANYONE WHO CAN SLAP COUNSELLOR LUTTERODT

R&B singer Fianko Bossman, popularly known as Chase Forever, has taken a swipe at Counsellor George Lutterodt over his consistent emotional abuse and attacks on women.

The counsellor, he undercsored, does not deserve the platforms and attention given to him by the Ghanaian media because he does not use it “wisely”.

He explained that counsellors are professionals who give guidance on personal or psychological problems but “this counsellor most often finds joy in abusing people, especially women” when he gets the chance to sit on TV and radio.

“Any man who mentally, emotionally or physically abuses women doesn’t deserve media clout,” he told News One on Sunday.

Many people have, on several occasions, condemned Counsellor Lutterodt’s degrading comments about women on TV, radio and other platforms.

His latest rant occurred at the studios of TV Africa, where he reportedly described celebrated actress Yvonne Nelson as a “born-one, shameful ashawo who has no iota of disgrace to shut up about her adulterous life of having a daughter out of wedlock.”

The comment infuriated a lot of Ghanaians, including actors, who took to social media to lambast him.

According to Chase Forever, the likes of Lutterodt would never have been given the opportunity to sit on radio or TV to denigrate women in the past, let alone given the platforms.

He also took to social media over the weekend and promised to give $200 to any Ghanaian who can shut Counsellor Lutterodt up with a ‘dirty’ slap.

In a video on his Instagram page, the musician said, “This guy sits on TV and degrades a woman that’s carried a baby for 9-months and nobody says anything about it. It breaks my heart, so I have $200 dollars for anyone that can slap Counsellor Lutterodt and send me a video.”

NEVER ABORT A CHILD BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT MARRIAGE – Kafui Danku

Actress Kafui Danku has urged women never to consider abortion as their solution to pregnancies that occur out of wedlock.

She advised they should feel free and have their babies without fear of being judged by people who “claim high moral grounds” in society.

Judgement, she opined, is exclusively preserved for God and not any other human being.

The beautiful actress stated that women who give birth out of wedlock should, therefore, let God be their ultimate judge.

Kafui was speaking through her new book, ‘Silence Is Not Golden’, which was launched at the Unique Floral Centre at Trade Fair in Accra on Sunday.

“Before tying the nuptial knot, I was intimate with him (husband) and got pregnant – something we never felt bad about. The news of my pregnancy was welcomed and greeted with joy and celebration. It is quite unfortunate when some people claim high the moral ground in condemning those who conceive before wedlock. If the Creator’s injunction in the Good Book against judging others is anything to go by, then I think we all must learn that judgement is God’s exclusive preserve,” Kafui revealed in her book.

“There are great people the world over today who were born out outside of wedlock and there are miserable people today who were born to parents who married as virgins. Definitions, determinations and the future belong to God. It is an act of wisdom to desist from defining people based on what you see about them today,” she added.

According to her, if there is any woman out there who did abortion because of wedlock, she should seek God’s forgiveness and should never repeat that.

‘Silence Is Not Golden’ was launched on Sunday, with a call on women to speak up in society. The book covers Kafui’s many years of painful experiences written to inspire and encourage others. It also echoes the often-overlooked cry of many women, capturing the frustrations of her friends and their families.

The book is coming at a time when Counsellor George Lutterodt is verbally abusing some women in the showbiz industry for their decision to have babies out of wedlock.

“My main objective for doing this work is to launch a crusade for the woman who is yet to hear the first cry of her baby,” Kafui said in the introductory part of the book.

Sunday’s launch was attended by a number of dignitaries and showbiz personalities such as Nana Ama McBrown, Inna Patty, DKB, Stonebwoy, among others, with Kafui Dey as the MC.

NII OKAI HOSTS ‘HYMNS UNLIMITED’ CONCERT

Nii Okai will host his annual dubbed ‘Hymns Unlimited Concert’ at the Mount Olivet Methodist Church at Dansoman in Accra.

The event will feature other prominent gospel musicians like Eugene Zuta, Pastor Helen Yawson, TVO Lamptey, Olivet Voices, Overflow Incorporated, LIC Choir, Winneba Youth Choir and the Harbour City Mass Choir.

‘Hymns Unlimited’, which is held annually to commemorate the Easter celebrations, will treat the audience to soothing and uplifting hymns of praise and worship to God, both age-long ones and those produced locally by Ghanaian composers, including Nii Okai himself.

Nii Okai stated that the purpose of the concert is to revive the tradition of hymns and also get young people to appreciate the value and power of hymns as a form of worship and praise to God.

He said there is the need for churches to strongly hold on to hymns as a key part of their services.

Nii Okai extolled TVO Lamptey and other composers in the country, adding that the presence of God will be felt at the upcoming event. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Hymns of Everlasting Praise’.

Proceeds from the concert will be used to support Nii Okai’s Saving Hearts Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation established to raise funds to support Ghanaians who need heart surgeries.

The event is being held in partnership with the Strategic Communications Africa Limited (Stratcomm Africa).

LEGENDARY HIGHLIFE MUSICIAN C.K MANN IS DEAD!

Popular highlife musician Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann known as C. K. Mann has died.

According to Ghanaweb sources, he died this morning at Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority(GPHA) hospital in Takoradi.

He was 83-years old. CK Mann was one of the iconic figures of High-life music best remembered for the song, Adjoa Yankee and Ko Ma Monko

C. K. Mann was born in 1936 in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana. He worked briefly as a seaman before joining Moses Kweku Oppong’s Kakaiku band.

After familiarizing himself with the Ghanaian music scene, he joined Ocean Strings and led the band until 1965. When the band was disbanded, he joined a newly formed band in Takoradi, The Carousel 7.

He came to prominence in 1969 when he released his single “Edina Benya”. It was he who impressed on the band’s owner, Anis Mubarak, to sign Paapa Yankson to the group.

Mann added Western musical instruments to Osode, the traditional music of Ghanaian fishermen rhythms.

GTP LAUNCHED EBONY’S FUNERAL CLOTHES

GTP has launched new funeral cloths called Maame Hw3 and Aseda in memory of the late dancehall artiste Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng known as Ebony Reigns in showbiz.

The cloth will be the official cloth for the funeral of the Poison hitmaker slated for 24 March 2018 at the Forecourt of the State House.

Ebony’s funeral cloth was named after her hit song Maame Hw3 which preaches against domestic violence.

‘Aseda’, the title of her gospel song, was also used to christen another cloth designed for naming ceremonies.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony at the West Hills mall in Accra on March 17, 2018, father of the late musician, Nana Opoku-Kwarteng urged Ghanaians to patronise and use the cloth on all occasions so that the memory of his late daughter will continue to live on.

Ebony died in a road accident on February 8, 2018, whilst returning from Sunyani to Accra after a visit to her mother. Her assistant and longtime friend Franklina Yaa Nkansah Kuri and soldier Atsu Vondee, her bodyguard, were also killed in the fatal accident.

photos: MODEL VICTORIA MICHAELS SIGNED AS LEASEAFRIC BRAND AMBASSADOR

It was another feather on the cap of the ever beautiful Victoria Michaels.The International Model was appointed as the Brand Ambassador by Leasfric Ghana Limited the country’s number one leasing and outsourcing company with over one thousand (1000) fleet of vehicles across various sectors of the Ghanaian economy.

In a well attended signing ceremony, the model was announced as the corporate giants Brand Ambassador and CSR driver for the year under review. Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Kalu O. Kalu the General Manager of Leasafric Ghana Limited, the operators of Hertz Rent -a –Car, the international car rental brand, had these to say   ‘’ We are especially glad to have Victoria Michaels coming on board to work with us as Our Brand Ambassador; I congratulate her on her appointment and hope that all of us at Leasafric and Hertz will work with her as we take this remarkable stride’’.

He went on to say that the company’s partnership with the top model came as a result of many years of observing Victoria Michaels inspiring work both as a model who left a promising career in banking to pursue her dreams and a transformational change agent who has continued to make very outstanding impact with the Victoria Michaels Foundation and the Africa Literacy Development Initiative (ALDI).

The Country Manager of the Hertz Franchise in Ghana, Miss Queeneth Wodu in her speech pointed out that they will leverage on their signing of Victoria as their Brand Ambassador to implement a robust CSR program in the coming year. She maintained that Victoria Michaels resonates with the core value of their brand which includes integrity, excellence, empowerment and passion for results, this are all attributes we have seen in Victoria Michaels and hope to use this common synergy to achieve bigger results together.

The International Model who sounded very excited and confidence during her speech thanked Leasafric and Hertz Ghana for the opportunity to serve as their Brand Ambassador. She was emphatic about the role that corporate Ghana should play in the area of using their CSR programs to drive national development. She pledged that she will user her role as Leasafric Ghana Brand Ambassador to uplift the underserved and less privileged in the society using the Africa Literacy Development Initiative as a vehicle.

Victoria Michaels is an international model who has featured on international magazines including ROOTS Paris, Vogue Italia, OkayAfrica Magazine, Elle South Africa to mention just a few. She continues to strut the global fashion runways in London, Paris, Milan, New York, Johannesburg, Rome, Lagos and Accra. She is the brand Ambassador of Melcom Ghana and has had endorsement deals from brands like Woodin, Bel-Aqua etc.

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Source: NKONKONSA.com 

I KNOW I HAVE SINNED BY GIVING BIRTH OUT OF WEDLOCK – Yvonne Nelson Admits

Yvonne Nelson has descended heavily on her accusers and critics for attacking her marital status.

She was in the studios of UTV answering questions about how she takes criticisms from others about her marital status.

According to Yvonne, she is not really bothered when people criticise her for giving birth to a bastard, something which is alien to the Ghanaian cultural context in terms of marriage.

She added that those criticising her are bunch of hypocrites who ignore the “bigger” sins of others just to come and talk about her “small” sin.

She said:

“I am not bothered when they criticize me because I know only hypocrites do. Fine, I know I have sinned by giving birth without a marriage.

“But what about those in the industry who have had pastors blessed their weddings yet they still get divorced? I am better than them”, he revealed.

Yvonne Nelson came under a barrage of attack and criticisms last year when she delivered her daughter, Ryn Roberts. She was accused of breaking another woman’s home, snatching her husband, and having a child with her.

CHRIS ATTOH SPOTTED WITH 50CENT

Ghanaian movie personality, Chris Attoh has shared a photograph hanging out with famous American movie and music superstar 50cent.

The movie star shared the photo on his Instagram account just some few hours ago.

In a post the movie icon expressed gratitude for the love shown him by 50cent when they were on set together.

The movie stars post read “Thank you at 50 cent for all the Love. It’s a wrap for a bit out here!!! Next stop, Washington DC”