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WHO WEARS THE MISS MALAIKA 2018 CROWN?

Exactly 16 years ago, a thought was conceived, ‘to give women in society a voice, an opportunity to showcase women as not just beautiful on the outside but also smart, intelligent, bold and most importantly to give them a chance to give back to society and be role models to upcoming generations.

From that thought, Miss Malaika Ghana was birthed, and after producing 15 queens, it is time to crown another; and come Saturday, 3rd November, 2018, the battle for the cash, car and crown will be settled at the extraordinary grand finale of Miss Malaika Ghana 2018 at the National Theater.

Started in 2003, the pageant has successfully changed the many negative misconceptions about beauty pageants in general. It has produced amazing women of substance who have in one way or the other impacted society positively in their various fields of endeavor.

From health to law to the entertainment industry, the Malaika brand impact can neither be downplayed nor over emphasized. The brand year in year out, with the projects embarked on by its delegates and eventual winners have touched a lot of lives in Ghana.

The journey of the 2018 edition of the reality TV show begun on Friday, 13th July at the plush Tomreik hotel where hundreds of beautiful ladies showed up to get a chance to change the course of their lives. Many were those with hopes of being part of the finalists, but at the end of screening, only 16 made it to the competition proper.

The 16 delegates, for weeks have been taken through an intensive grooming and learning processes which have shaped them into assets for society. From communications to catwalk, personal outlook to entrepreneurial skills etc. The highlights of their experiences however are the charity projects, where the ladies donated to 3 Cerebral Palsy centers in Ghana.

As custom would have it however, 6 ladies were unfortunately evicted based on their performances on weekly tasks and of course, your votes, leaving it out to the final 10; Anne, Dela, Mariam, Rosetta, Gloria, Ambraya, Evelyn, Afia, Gesa and Jennifer to battle it out for the coveted crown that currently sits on the head of Miss Pearl Nyarko (Miss Malaika Ghana 2017).

Gearing up to give the audience incredible performances are some of Ghana’s finest show stoppers; the lynx three made up of the Adiepena Hitmaker, Kidi, current VGMA new artiste of the year, Kuami Eugene, BET nominee and dancehall sensation, Mzvee and the freshest kid on the block whose music is rocking the airwaves, Wendy shay.

Very limited tickets are currently on sale at Charterhouse, Xmen, Nallem stores in the Accra Mall, Junction Mall and Osu Mall for 100 cedis only.

Miss Malaika Ghana is produced by the nation’s biggest event company, Charterhouse and is proudly sponsored by UB Hair Relaxer, Awake Mineral Water, Carnival, Infinix Mobility, British Council, Volta Serene Hotel, City Escape Hotel, Premium Motors, TLC Electronics, Taxify, Adansi Travels, Gold Coast Restaurants, Henry’s Inn, Jumia travel, Jumia foods, Koppan Hospitality, GTP, Glams Make-up, Kenya Airways, Holy Trinity Spa, Tomreik Hotel, Max TV, TV7, Pluzz FM, YFM and GhOne TV.

HYPOCRITICAL, SMALL BOY SARKODIE NOT MY CO-EQUAL – Shatta Wale

Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has described rapper Sarkodie as a “small boy” and a “hypocrite” who does not match up to his level.

“Sarkodie is a very small boy for me, Sarkodie is my junior when it comes to music. He has told me before that I should produce him; [that was] ‘Bandana’ days when he was hustling. So, I think he has forgotten, he feels I am his colleague now because I look younger than him now. I knew him when he was upcoming, but right now he feels he has grown”.

After Shatta Wale described Sarkodie and other fellow artistes as poor, the rapper released a diss track titled “My Advice” in which he fired a string of salvos at Shatta Wale.

Shatta Wale, however, said he will not respond to the diss track because the 2014 BET Best International Act for Africa winner, is not his co-equal.

He also described Sarkodie as an egotistic hypocrite.

“He is so hypocritical when he comes on the radio he wants to keep that fame. Fame comes with a lot of egos but I don’t have that ego… I don’t want to fake my life, I believe they are faking and the kind of attitude they are showing, it is going to worry the next generation,” he added, in an interview on Accra-based Joy FM on Friday, 26 October 2018.

“In the history of Ghana, no artiste has come up like me. Ghanaians should appreciate it and just support it,” he added.

Sarkodie’s diss track, “Advice”, counseled Shatta Wale thus: “Your soul is tormented cos you no dey hustle, you be talented. Chale, Mercedes-Benz no dey talk chaw but still relevance unprecedented. This be the time we for takeover, up till now we no fit sell out the Madison Square, but we fighting on Range Rover”.

In an apparent response to the song, Shatta Wale posted a photograph of his Mercedes-Benz on social with a customised number plate “Advice1 – 18” and captioned: “Advice well taken…Mercedes-Benz no dey talk”.

Subsequently, he said in the interview that: “If he knows that ‘money no be problem’, he should not come and give me advice. I have advised myself, he should also advise himself with a car, too, and let me see. That is how battles go. If you say you are strong but till now he has not even bought a car that should tell you that if [I say] Ghanaian artistes are living a hypocritical and poor life, they should understand me,” he noted.

According to him, Sarkodie should not come and advise him “if you cannot afford your own car. You are driving somebody’s car. They bring cars to you, you just drive, they sell it then you drive another car and always you don’t have a number plate”.

Source: Classfmonline.com

JULIET IBRAHIM SAID SHE DID CRAZY THINGS FOR ICEBERG SLIM & HE SAID SHE WAS CONTROLLING

Actress, film producer, singer and humanitarian of Lebanese, Ghanaian and Liberian descent, Juliet Ibrahim who has finally admitted her relationship with Nigerian musician Iceberg Slim has revealed she did crazy things for the sake of love.

According to her, she was infatuated and cannot easily remember some of the things they engage in at the peak of their love life.

“I made it clear I was single. I am single. You don’t need to go for anybody. I carried myself. (laughs) When you are in love, you do crazy things and things happen”, she revealed on an Accra-based radio station.

Pressed to give the reason behind the break up with the man she flaunted many times in Ghana she resisted and could only say “I don’t know because they say and I hear all sorts of things but people close to me know what happened. I wouldn’t say because no matter what I respect the people that I have been with. We broke up on a mutual term”.

Days after Juliet Ibrahim confirmed she had broken up with Iceberg Slim, the musician has also come out to tell the world what brought about their breakup.

Juliet Ibrahim in an interview with Joy News indicated that she had broken up with Iceberg Slim after flaunting him at every opportunity she had.

She, however, did not disclose the cause of their breakup but mentioned that people who were close to her are aware of what caused it.

But just a day after the Interview, Iceberg Slim in a post on Instagram indirectly told the world that he left Juliet because she was toxic and wanted to control him.

He said “When toxic person can no longer control you, they’ll try to control how others see you. The Misinformation will feel unfair but stay above it, trusting that other people will see the truth, just like you did”.

POSTING SEMI-NUDE PHOTOS PAYS MORE THAN ACTING – Actress Jessica Larny

Ghanaian model and actress, Jessica Larny, has received a lot of insults since she revealed that she is a boudoir photography model but says she is not perturbed because that pays her even more than acting.

Wikipedia defines boudoir photography as a photographic style featuring intimate, romantic, and sometimes erotic images of its subjects in a photographic studio, bedroom or private dressing room environment which means Jessica sometimes models semi-nude.

This is what has earned her insults, but according to Jessica, what she earned in a shoot was much bigger than what she made from acting in Ghana the whole year.

“See, the truth is that actors in Ghana are not being paid well, we are taken for granted and those who will pay you will even delay the payment.

“How do they expect us to feed? You work and you virtually have to beg to be paid money that is due you, I mean how?

“Ever since I came out to talk about the boudoir shoots and posted pictures on my social media handles, people have come out to insult and call me all kinds of names.

“Those who cannot get to me personally, send me messages in my inbox saying all kinds of things to me but I do not care.

“I need to fend for myself and my family so instead of selling my body to do that, I engage in something that I have passion for.

“If going half-naked or doing these shoots will put food on my table which it does anyway, I will do it, it is also a job,” she told Showbiz.

Asked how frequently she got offers to do the boudoir shoots, Jessica said, “for this year alone, I have done three jobs and they are huge ones, I did one in Kenya, Ghana and London.

“For the acting, I have done a number of them which came through recommendations or from producers or directors who watched my work but the bottom line is that, boudoir shoots pay my bills.”

Jessica, who is also a masseuse, says she will be embarking on a stress-free campaign where she intends to educate people on the need to take massage seriously as a stress reliever.

“In this part of our world, unfortunately for us, all we know is work and if we want to take time off and de-stress, it has to be taking a vacation to go and drink, eat, dance etc but the stress has to do with the body, the nerves etc.

“They are the parts that are affected so we have to take massage seriously. Next week, I am starting my first massage session by going to the homes of celebrities and giving them massages.”

A graduate of the Central University College, Jessica Larny is a Miss Teen Ghana. She has featured in movies such as Stalemate, True Lies, I Do and The Table and has also played roles in a number of series which have aired on TV and online.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

Sad News: SOUTH AFRICAN RAPPER HHP IS DEAD

South African pioneering rapper HHP (Hip Hop Pantsula) aka Jabba has been reported dead at the age of 38.

Lerato Sengadi, the rapper’s wife and well known publicist confirmed the death to TimesLive.

“Yes, yes it’s true. I am with the family at the moment,” the paper quoted Lerato as saying.

The cause of death hasn’t been confirmed yet.

HHP is one of the pioneering artists of the successful SA hip-hop subgenre motswako (Khuli ChanaCassper NyovestFifi Cooper etc.). He is also one of the first rappers to successfully mix hip-hop and kwaito, and was one of the first SA rappers to achieve mainstream success.

He has gifted us with hits such as “Tswaka,” “Bosso,” “Music and Lights,” “Lekoko La Lekoko,” and countless others, and released several gold-selling albums.

Jabba had just released a new EP aptly titled Feels Good To Be Back after a short hiatus from releasing solo music.

Those who knew the South African rapper and loved his music have been mourning on social media—here are their reactions.

It’s still not real for many that South African rapper HHP is no longer.

Fans, friends and celebrities from South Africa and beyond have gathered on social media to mourn and express shock over Jabba’s death.

HHP, born Jabulani Tsambo, was born on 14 September 1980. He grew up in Mafikeng, Pretoria, a township that would play a central role in the late 90s-early 00s era of Hip-Hop.

Debates in the corridors of South African Hip-Hop historians still ring loud on who exactly pioneered Motswako rap between HHP and his hometown cohort, Khuli Chana.

HHP’s success saw him release critically-acclaimed and commercially successful albums such as MaftownYBA 2 NW and Acceptance Speech.

In one of his most successful single releases, HHP brought American singer, Amerie, on board for the remix of Music & Lights.

I AM STRUGGLING TO BE DEVOTED CHRISTIAN – Efia Odo

Actress and TV Presenter, Efia Odo, has admitted that she is having a difficult time living as a Christian.

Though she has been severely criticised for exposing her body on social media, the actress insists in an interview that she is a devoted Christian.

“When I was in my early 20s…I played Sonnie Badu’s ‘Covenant Keeping God’ in my room after watching a sermon by Juanita Bynum. I started praying…The Holy Spirit took over…I started speaking in tongues. I just heard a voice saying ‘I am with you’. Nobody touched me,” she disclosed in an interview.

According to Efia, her Christian walk has not been easy in today’s world as he revealed that she constantly battles with sin.

‘It was like I was lukewarm. My flesh and spirit were always fighting,” she stated.

“I am in love with Him but I am struggling. To live in this world that we live in now and to be a pure Christian, worshipping God in spirit and in truth is not something that is so easy to do,” Efia Odo continued.

Speaking of her Christian life, the actress stated that her journey began when she was a teenager and also a member of a church choir in New York in the U.S.

According to her, she desired to discover God on her own so she refused to attend the same Church with her mum before joining the choir.

Source: Today

PEACE HYDE NOMINATED FOR EXQUISITE LADY OF THE YEAR (ELOY) AWARDS 2018

British/Ghanaian Media entrepreneur and Head of Digital Media and Partnership/ WA Correspondent, Peace Hyde has been nominated in the ELOY Award for Journalism and Media Print category for her outstanding work with the renowned business magazines, Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa. Joining her in the competitive category is CNN Digital Head, Stephanie Busari and BBC Anchor Didi Akin.

The Prestigious ELOY Awards organised each year to celebrate women of excellence and features some of the most successful female entrepreneurs across various fields in Africa is celebrating its 9th edition this year.

Organised by Exquisite Magazine, the awards shortlists individuals based on the character, ability and achievements and how her work impacts the Nigerian and African society, through Direct and Indirect Leadership, Service, Commitment, Achievement and Integrity.

Peace Hyde was also recently nominated as a 2018 Obama Foundation Africa Leader for her inspirational work with education non-profit Aim Higher Africa, which has to date, built over 800 grassroots entrepreneurs.

The awards are set to take place in Victoria Island, Lagos.

DUBAI-BASED BUSINESSWOMAN THREATENS TO SUE KING PROMISE

A Dubai-based businesswoman who allegedly invested in the career of King Promise, is sticking to her decision to drag the musician to court.

A disappointed Yasmin Behzadi, reacting to a press release by the musician, rubbished accusations that she called him “a waste product” forcing him to leave her label.

“How can I be calling him a waste product…a product I believed in…” and invested some much money in, the businesswoman said on Hitz FM Wednesday.

Her response follows King Promise’s statement on Monday, October 22, denying claims by Yasmin that he had neglected her.

According to the musician, he was forced to leave the businesswoman because she called him a “waste product”.

The statement was after Ms. Behzadi threatened legal action after being sidelined by the musician whose career she claimed, she pumped so much money to help build. Famed for being the woman behind rapper Sarkodie’s clothing line, Sark Collection, the businesswoman is angry that King Promise does not recognise her for her immense contribution to his career.

She narrated that, after signing him and helping change his name from ‘Boy P’ to King Promise, she set up YB Records to help push the talented musician’s music.

According to her, she spent in excess of $150,000 on high budget music videos shoots in Dubai, travel expenses, luxury cars, Hollywood producers, and promotions.

But reacting to the allegations, King Promise said in a statement that, “Her [Yasmin Behzadi] claims of spending $150,000 was due to her own unilateral decisions and luxurious lifestyles, even if she indeed has spent that much.”

The statement alleged that the businesswoman treated the musician like a “puppet” and “Yasmin gave up along the line when her financial expectations were not being met, to the extent of calling King Promise ‘a waste product’.”

Reacting further to King Promise’s statement, Yasmin told Andy Dosty, host of Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM that although “we all have our differences” she can’t call him a “waste product” because he was “a product I believed in from day one.” 

“I used to tell him that when you leave the house, make sure you look nice,” she said adding that she used to send him clothes for him look good. 

The businesswoman wondered if her advise to the musician to ensure he does not get any woman pregnant, is what makes “him feel I made him a puppet?”

Ms. Behzadi accused King Promise of being untruthful saying “he has forgotten that we signed a 360 deal… he should come out and tell the truth.”

According to her, she flew King Promise to Dubai, put him in a five-star hotel, recorded songs and shot high budget videos.

“Did he think it was going to be for free,” Yasmin asked.

“I’m not trying to take credit for Killbeatz and his hard work for King Promise,” she said. She, however, believes she deserves her due for her investments in the musician’s career.

“How can you be investing in a project and expect not to get returns on the investment…I don’t have an intention to bring the boy down….my intention is to fight for my right,” she said.

“If I wanted to bring Promise down, I would have done that a long time ago,” she added.

King Promise she said, signed to Killbeatz without her permission and “you had to go by law”.

“Maybe Killbeatz didn’t know that he had a 360 deal with me…,” she suggested.

Yasmin, forwarded to Andy Dosty, text messages King Promise allegedly sent to her on Nov 8, 2016, in which he promised buying her a car as a gratitude for all her investments.

In the said message, the musician acknowledged what she had done for him and told her not to feel he was cutting her off.

“We are going to meet in court…if you want to be greedy….then the only option is to go to court,” she threatened.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

I WILL EXPOSE EVERY INCH OF MY BODY TO SHOW HOW BEAUTIFUL BLACK IS – Princess Shyngle

Ghana-based Gambian actress/model Princess Shyngle has released new hot pictures on social media showing off her curves and her tiny waist.

Princess Shyngle who stated publicly that she has stopped exposing her body few weeks ago, and even went ahead to delete all her bikini pictures from her Instagram page, couldn’t abide by her own rules and she has explained the reason for her change of mind.

In an exclusive interview with Peacefmonline.com, the screen goddess who is currently in Gambia said her new pictures is to celebrate black skin and to campaign against skin bleaching.

“I am celebrating my beautiful, dark, chocolate, black skin and encouraging encouraging black queens all over the world to be proud of their skin color and stop bleaching. So my new photo shoot is for my Say No To Bleaching campaign”. 

According to Princess she will do everything she can with her body just for the world to know that black skin must be cherished.

“Black is beautiful and black queens should be celebrated more and be proud of their skin color. I wanted to show every inch of my black skin to showcase how gorgeous being black is, and because I’m comfortable in my skin and my body I saw nothing wrong in posing with a bikini to get my message out there. I can’t wear kabba and cover my gorgeous skin to do a shoot about celebrating the black skin”.

Asked why she declared publicly few weeks ago that she has stopped exposing herself and going against her her words now, she said;

“I said that at a point in my life when I was trolled a lot on the internet, the blogs, on the press and TV for showing too much skin and always revealing my body, I thought it would be a good idea to stop taking bikini pictures just to please people and make them happy. But then I realized that I can never please people, no matter what you do they’re going to troll you and talk about you as long as you are in the public eye so I just said to myself f*ck it , I’m going to do me, live my life to the fullest and do whatever the heck I want as long as I’m happy that’s all that matters, because at the end of the day I’m living my life for me and no one else. My happiness comes first”.

She added that she is still single but she is not searching. However, if any man who wants to be with her should accept her for who she is.

“Any man that wants to be with me has to accept me for who I am same way I’m going to accept him for who he is. I’m still single but I’m not searching, I’m single because I choose to. I’m not psychologically ready to start dating yet, I’m still working on myself and trying to learn how to love with all my heart. I’ve hurt and disappointed a lot of guys in my past and I don’t want to keep doing that”. 

Princess Shyngle said she is currently in Gambia preparing for her next self-produced movie.

“I’m busy writing my next film that I plan on shooting next month in Lagos Nigeria”.

See her new photos below:

By: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com 

WIZKID APOLOGISES FOR PERFORMING WITH SLIPPERS IN GHANA

Nigerian superstar musician, Wizkid, wrapped up performances for the Glo Mega concert in Accra on Saturday night in a rather casual fashion.

He came on stage in a black hoodie over a pair of jeans. Underneath it was his pair of slippers over pair of his socks.

However, minutes into his performance, he paused to render an apology to the fans and respectable people in the audience, asking them to forgive him for wearing a pair of slippers on stage.

He explained he meant no disrespect; rather it was because he arrived in Ghana an hour to his performance. That, he revealed, prevented him from wearing something else.

“Ghana… I like to take this opportunity to apologise for performing in slippers,” he added briefly.

The Glo concert was held at the Fantasy Dome on Saturday night and it ended Sunday morning with all the glitz and glamour.

There were great performances from some of Africa’s celebrated artistes like Patapaa, Stonebwoy, Flavour, Yemi Alade, Sarkodie, Davido and Wizkid.

The MCs were Juliet Ibrahim and Gordons from Nigeria.

Stonebwoy had a great show. He performed most of his popular songs and the crowd cheered him throughout the performance.

Intermittently, he paused and engaged the crowd while they sang along with him. After him was Flavour, who entered the stage with the beautiful rhythms of his ‘Ada Ada’ song and also thrilled with his other hits. Flavour wrapped his performance at12: 44am and then Gordon took over for almost 20 minutes doling out jokes to pave the way for Sarkodie, whom he described as Africa’s number one ‘rap god’.

Sarkordie performed most of his songs to the satisfaction of the crowd. He also brought social media viral video star, Supa, on stage to join him at a point. After him was Davido, who was also great on the night.

Wizkid wrapped up the performances of the night. During his performance, he introduced King Promise on stage for a short performance, suggesting the two of them may have something coming up.

Check out photo of Wizkid on stage: