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exclusive photos: MAJID, DUMELO, JACKIE, BECCA, OTHERS AT FRED NUAMAH’s WEDDING

The traditional wedding of Businessman Fred Nuamah and girlfriend Martekor came off in Accra on Saturday March 3, 2018 in grand style.

John Dumelo and Majid Michel led the groom to make his appearance before the family of the bride.

Several of Fred’s celebrity friends including; Martha Ankomah, Oscar Yao Doe, KOD, Coded, Sandra Ankobeah, Van Vicker, Becca  and many others attended the all-white private ceremony.

Fred Nuamah popped the all-important to his girlfriend, Martekor, while on board an Africa World Airline from Accra to Monrovia, Liberia, on Sunday 21, 2018 and she said

They were part of a delegation of actors, including John Dumelo, Confidence Haugen, Jackie Appiah, Van Vicker and his wife, Adjoa Vicker, and media persons attending the inauguration of newly elected president of Liberia, George Oppong Weah.

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ARTS AND TOURISM WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF GHANA (ATWAG) INAUGRATED

The Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) has been inaugurated at a ceremony

held at the Accra Tourism Information Centre (ATIC) on Friday 2nd March, 2018.

The programme was attended by arts and tourism writers, radio and TV personalities and dignitaries from the arts, tourism and related fields.

In a short speech before he would inaugurate the ATWAG executive committee, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr. Akwasi Agyemang urged them to be bold in leading the group to achieve the objectives for which it was formed.

Also a past President of the Ghana Independent Broadcaster Association (GIBA), Mr. Agyemang noted that there would be difficult times for such an association, but the executive should not give up.

There was also induction of the executive committee, which was elected on in December. The swearing of oath of office was led and administered by a judge of the Circuit Court, Her Honour Ruby Aryeetey.

The following people took the oath and were inducted into office as executive of ATWAG:

William Asiedu (Managing Editor, Daily Heritage Newspaper) – President

Francis Doku (General Manager, MG Digital Limited at Media General Group) – Vice

President

Mic Yamoah (Flex newspaper) – Secretary

Frank Owusu (Hitz FM) – Treasurer

Mustapha Nii Okai Inusah (Attractivemustapha.com) – Organiser

Kwame Dadzie (Citi FM) – Public Relations Officer

David Mawuli (Pulse.com.gh) – Research Officer

Sandra Ankobiah (Broadcaster and Lawyer) – Legal Adviser

Makeba Boateng (Media and PR Practitioner) – Women’s Commissioner

 

The ATWAG Executive Committee has a four-year mandate to run the association after which

elections will be held. The President of the association, Mr. William Asiedu, in his speech thanked the members for reposing trust in him and promised to work conscientiously towards the well-being of the association.

Nanabanyin Dadson, former Editor of Graphic Showbiz and chairman for the occasion expressed his joy at the formation of ATWAG and urged the executive and members to work with other allied associations and groups to meet the objectives for which it was formed.

Also present at the programme were ace music producer Fred Kyei Mensah, gospel artiste Dr. Wegeiwor Asewer, reps from the Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF) and a representative of the Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

About ATWAG

The Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) is an association of Ghanaian arts writers/journalists and media workers. ATWAG seeks to promote arts, tourism and culture reporting in Ghana while developing the professional capacity and the welfare of its members. ATWAG is also aimed at promoting co-operation and collaboration among its members and players in the arts, tourism and culture value chain.

GTP PRODUCES NEW LINE OF EBONY INSPIRED CLOTHS

Late dancehall diva, Ebony Reigns’ very promising brand is raking in money even after her death.

The “Sponsor” hitmaker has landed a juicy deal with GTP, ahead of her much anticipated funeral.

This was disclosed on the Rythmz Live Entertainment show aired on GHONE TV,on Friday March 2, 2018.

Ebony’s family is reported to have signed the deal on behalf of their daughter. According to the deal, Ghana Textile Printing Limited (GTP), would manufacture newly customized cloths with some of Ebony’s songs. For instance, there would be a black and red designed cloth with her song ‘Maame Hw3’ to be used for funerals.

It is believed that this new ‘Maame Hw3’ cloth will be the official mourning cloth for Ebony’s funeral. Another design would be made with her song ‘Aseda’, which would be used for happy occasions like child christening. Then a colourful designed cloth with ‘Sponsor’ for colourful occasions like parties. The cloths, according to reports, would be unveiled in the coming few days.

The cloth would be made available to all GTP fabric distributors nationwide for sale to the general public.

Ebony Reigns lost her life in a gory accident which also claimed the lives of her bodyguard, Lance Corporal Vondee Francis Atsu, and her personal assistant, Franky Kuri. They had visited Ebony’s mother in the Brong Ahafo Region and were returning to Accra when the sad incident happened. Ebony’s funeral has been slated for March 17, 2018, at the Independence Square in Accra.

See samples of the cloth below:

EBONY’S FUNERAL POSTPONED TO MARCH 24, AT STATEHOUSE

After the family of the late Dancehall artiste announced Independence Square as the venue for the funeral of their deceased daughter, father of the artiste disclosed that the event may either be postponed or see a change in venue.

As it stands, it did see a change in both venue and date. The family has come out with the new DATE and VENUE for the burial of their deceased daughter.

The funeral will now be held at the State House and it will be on March 24, 2018. This announcement was made by Abeiku Santana on his “Drive Time” show on Okay 101.7FM.

Reason behind the change of venue is, the family had the indication that, it could not be held at the Independence Square as previously announced because, it had been booked by Aglow International.

The forecourt of the State House had also been booked by the Canadian High Commission on that very day.

Ebony Reigns, born Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng died in February, 2018 in a gory accident.

GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS AFRICA INTERACT WITH STAKEHOLDERS IN KUMASI

Officials of the Golden Movie Awards Africa event paid a visit to Kumasi to interact with stakeholders in the industry.

The session was held at Ceeta Kel Hotel in Asokwa and attracted movie practitioners and media personnel from the metropolis.

The officials from Ghana Movie Awards Africa were Mrs. Mimi Andani Michaels, Director for Golden Movie Awards Africa and Mr. Ken Addy, Media Director.

The director spoke about the need to change the negative narrative of Africa through films and why it was crucial for film makers in Ghana and particularly a film hub such as Kumasi to come up with compelling stories to match their compatriots on the African continent.

She debunked the unsubstantiated allegations that the Golden Movie Awards Africa was only interested in movies in the English language and pointed to the fact that one of their own ,Mr. Kenneth Yeboah, producer for Made in Agege had sixteen nominations and three awards in the maiden edition.

On his part Mr. Ken Addy took the stakeholders through the calendar of the awards and explained the procedure for submission of films which he said was opened on the 1st of February 2018 and ends on the 1st of April 2018.

He informed the gathering that the jury for this year’s edition will include members from Kenya, Nigeria and Cameroon and that the Nominations announcement will take place in Cote D’Ivoire on 3rd May 2018.

The main event is slated for 2nd June 2018 in Accra Ghana. There was a question and answer segment to address the issues the stakeholders had.

 

 

photos: STONEBWOY VISITS KORLE-BU & DONATES GHC5,000 TO ACCIDENT CENTRE

Multiple award winning Dancehall act Stonebwoy has given an amount of Ghc5,000.00 to the accident ward of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on his 30th birthday.

As part of his corporate social responsibility, the BHIM Nation President also donated items worth thousands of Ghana cedis to patients at the ward.

An initiative by his Foundation, The Livingstone Foundation aims at giving back to society and creating equal opportunities for kids and adults from deprived backgrounds.

Stonebwoy who was once a victim of road accident saw it needful to support and share quality moment with in-patients of the ward. A moment that revived his struggle to survive in the same ward 15 years ago.

See more photos to see all the pictures of his visit to Korle Bu below:

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photos: ZYLOFON MEDIA UK OFFICE OPENED!

The desire for expansion of the business of Zylofon Media, a media entity and a record label based in Ghana has started on a very urgent note as their office in London was opened with all pomp and pageantry last Monday 5th March 2018.

The office located in the middle of London and known to be a business area at No 1 Berkeley Square House: Berkeley Square, Mayfair London (W1J 6BO) is just suitable for the business and looks of Zylofon Media. The official opening attracted musicians, actors, event promoters, talent agents and managers, radio and television personalities. Some of these personalities included actor Prince David Osei, musician Captain Planet of 4×4 fame, DJ Mensah, Barbara Newton aka Atwei, founder of GUBA who led the organization and also popularly called Dentaa were in attendance. The rest include Confidence Haugen, Alordia of Alordia promotions and his West Coast promotions brother, Dennis of Akwaaba UK fame, Ato Brown of ABN UK fame, Ato Eric an actor, Patrick Baah Flex Newspaper, Kenneth Brown Eye, Jammie Roberts (Yvonne Nelson`s fiancé), Danny Erskine and several influential people who are running affairs in the arts and showbiz industry in the UK.

In his speech as the communications director of Zylofon Media, Mr. Samuel Atuobi Baah explained that the entry of Zylofon Media is a strategic business movement to aid their international invasion. Sammy Flex as he is affectionately called noted that since their entry into showbiz business in 2016, they have chalked several successes including mega events, a formidable radio station (Zylofon 102.1 FM) and a television (Zylofon TV) platforms all in Ghana. After producing great songs from their quality signed artistes, time is now right for them to go beyond the borders of Ghana and London is their first stop. He was also grateful to the Chief Executive officer of Zylofon Media Nana Appiah Mensah who saw the importance and business idea of their establishment in the UK.

The Zylofon Media entry is also to inform and to announce to all industry people in the UK that they are opened for business discussions in the area of events, music publishing, arts related projects and many more viable projects both in Ghana and in the UK. He commended the hard works of some entities like GUBA, Akwaaba UK and Ghana Music Awards UK for their successes so far and promised them of future collaborations business wise.

A team from Zylofon Media led by the communications director Samuel Atuobi Baah including Isaac Aidoo Digital Media head, Enoch Attakora for production, Issac Duodu for Cinematography and photography with support from Fiifi Ohene Asiedu, a special aid to Zylofon Media.

The official opening of Zylofon Media was organized and coordinated by GUBA UK.

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SARKODIE ESCAPES DEATH

Award winning Rapper, Sarkodie is reportedly involved in an accident on his way to Asante Akyem Agogo in the Ashanti Region to perform at a concert organised by Highlife legend Amakye Dede.

The incident occurred on the ‘Kumasi Agogo road’, on Monday April 2, 2018 but thankfully the ‘Wake Up Call’ Rapper is fine and well and is currently in Agogo township according to sources.

The rapper also in a tweet has confirmed he is safe. He tweeted to his 1.65 million followers:

“Last night was pure madness with the people of Agogo … Day didn’t start too well but one energy I try never to entertain is the “Negative” One ..You should too😊 God keep us all Safe 🙏🏾 I Love all of you ❤❤❤❤”. 

Sarkodie was billed to perform at the program with Abrantie Amakye Dede.

Here are some facts gathered about the accident.

1.He traveled by air from Accra.

So many people have wondered why Sarkodie was traveling by road when he could just have used a flight. Well, Sarkodie didn’t go on that journey by full road. He went by air and we’ve seen him at the airport in videos. Definitely, when you get to the airport, you would still have to use the road for the rest of the journey.

2.No serious injuries although he looked traumatized.

Yes, it’s been confirmed that, he didn’t suffer any serious injury and he looked fit when he came out of the car. In one of the videos that was making rounds, he was seen pointing the accident scene to another person who offered her ride to him to get to his destination.

3. He didn’t go by taxi

In one of the videos, some people saw him in a taxi and thought Sarkodie was traveling around with a taxi. That is an erroneous impression. When the car that went to pick him up at the airport got damaged in the accident, there were no cars there to get him to continue the journey, so he had to pick a cab, but before he could move, someone offered her car, and that explains why he was coming out of a taxi to get into another white private car.

4.Another car collided with theirs

We don’t want to believe that was an attempt by someone to hurt him or kill him, but from what we’ve gathered, another car collided into theirs and that made theirs lose track and skidded off the road.

5.Amakye Dede is also safe 

Yes, it wasn’t a major accident and we thank God for their lives. We gather the concert happened successfully.

FIRST CHOICE HAIR & BEAUTY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY IN STYLE

One of the foremost beauty clinics in Africa, First Choice Hair and Beauty has launched its 20 years Anniversary celebration. The classy event was held at the Spintex branch on 28th February 2018.

The launch saw many respected personalities within the Entertainment, Sports and Political sectors of the country.

Speaking at the launch, Madam Faustina Adofo Adjagar, Chief Executive Officer of First Choice Hair & Beauty said they are celebrating 20 years of being the difference in the hair and beauty industry.

She outlined some of the enviable achievements.

“20 years of leading the way in the Hair and beauty industry in Ghana and 20 years of exceptional quality and professional service delivery to Ghanaians and other nationals ” she said.

She enumerated remarkable achievements that have been chalked by First Choice Hair and Beauty and thanked all customers for their loyalty.

The special guest of honor Dr. Ellen Hagan also added that, Twenty years is not just an ordinary milestone, it’s more of a journey full of its success and also it’s obstacles

“A 20 Year milestone is regarded as a time of looking back and looking forward into the future, to most institutions celebrating twenty years is a time for celebration, A time for formulating plans, reassessing, and implementing action plans and game changers that can push a company forward into the next level ”

Some of the high profile personalities present include; The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ghanaian Human Resource (HR) consultancy and recruitment agency L’aine Services Limited, Ellen Hagan who was the special Guest of Honour, Radio Presenter AJ Sarpong, Actress Victoria Lebene, Miss Universe Ghana 2017 queen Ruth Quashie among others.

Checkout the full speech by Madam Faustina Adofo Adjagar, Chief Executive Officer of First Choice Hair & Beauty, as she tells the history and the future of First Choice Hair & Beauty.

Honorable Minister, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen from the media, all protocols observed; I welcome you all to First Choice Hair & Beauty.

We are gathered here today to officially announce to the general public that, by the grace of God Almighty, First Choice Hair & Beauty is 20 years old.

We are celebrating 20 Years of Being the Difference in the Hair & Beauty Industry; 20 Years of Leading the Way in the Hair & Beauty Industry in Ghana; and 20 Years of Exceptional Quality, and Professional Service Delivery to Ghanaians and other nationals.

As you all know or may have heard, First Choice Hair & Beauty, previously known as First Choice Hair & Nails Salon, is the leading name in the beauty and cosmetology industry in Ghana. Living by our core values of Service, Teamwork, Innovation and Continuous Education, we have consistently brought smiles to the faces of our cherished customers and business partners.

My name is Faustina Adofo Adjagar (Mrs.), the Chief Servant and C.E.O of First Choice Hair & Beauty. From our early days at Zongo Junction (that is around the Korle-bu Area), we have braved the odds and strived to grow and serve the hair and beauty needs of our cherished customers, amidst torrential “DUMSOR” – not this recent “Dadaba” types we have been experiencing.

By the grace of God, I have had the honor and privilege of leading a team of professional and excellent service attendants and together, we have ensured that all our customers have had what they wanted and beyond. We have lived a life, as a business, to provide the total beauty solutions to all and sundry, hence our motto: Your Total Beauty Solutions.

Before outlining the programs earmarked to commemorate our 20th anniversary, I would like to mention a few of our business partners and staff, whose roles has or will be particularly important in First Choice Hair & Beauty’s history, future or both.

Firstly, I would like to appreciate God – our number one business partner – for His continues show of love and His abounding grace and favor.

He is our PILLAR!
The Solid Rock on which our foundation is built;
We know we have a firm FOUNDATION in HIM!
And He promises us of greater things to come, which we believe. To God Be the Glory! Great things He has done.

Secondly;
I would like to introduce and appreciate my husband, Mr. Marcus Adjagar.
With him by my side all these years and also being part of the management of First Choice Hair & beauty, he is and has really been a source of strength and encouragement for me personally, as well as a great strategist in most of our business decisions as a company. Thank you very much Mr. Adjagar.

Finally, help me appreciate, in no particular order, Mrs. Vida Adofo Acquah-Harrison – Beauty Supplies Manager, Mr. Theophilus Adofo – Human Resource & Administration Manager, Beatrice Yeboah – Spintex Salon Manager, Vivienne Aboagye – Achimota Mall Branch Manager, and also Salomey Sarfoaa, Charlotte Oppong, Owusua Mensah, Rose Quaye, Emelia Narh, Lilly Owusu, Harriet Mensah, Gloria Ofosu, Mercy Anane, Mark Mensah Tussey, and all our staffs, for their passion for excellence, hard work and dedication to diligently serve the needs of our customers and leaving them with utmost satisfaction always.

Their immense contributions and support have helped us attain this growth we all are witness to today. I say “ayekoo” to you all and may the good Lord continue to bless you all. Thank you for all you do for the company.

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, I wish to let you all know that this very branch is also 10 years old this month of February.
Ayekoo to all our Spintex staff as well.
We thank God for His mercies and grace for this milestone.

So it is a double celebration for us.

Now to the main reason we are gathered here today!

First Choice Hair & Beauty is celebrating 20 years of excellence and professional hair and beauty service in the beauty and cosmetology industry in Ghana.

This celebration is a way of thanking; –
God – for His Love and abundant Grace and Provision
Our cherished customers – for their believe in us
Our staff – for being there for us and with us throughout this journey
Our business partners– for the trust and confidence in our brand and business model; And
Mother Ghana– for the peace and harmony we enjoy as citizens and business operators.

Now to the program of activities;

Beginning next month (that’s from tomorrow 1st March 2018): There will be;

Prayer Sessions:

We will begin a series of one (1) hour Friday Morning Prayer Sessions which will go on for the entire duration of the celebration till the final Thanksgiving and family day out in August 2018.

Discount Month:

The month of July will be a discount month in all our salons.
We will run discount promotions on all services in all our salons; to show gratitude to our cherished customers for continually choosing us. New customers will also enjoy the discounts.

Grand Dinner Party & Awards Night:

The climax of all our programs will be in August 2018.
We will hold our 20th Anniversary Dinner Party& Awards Night in the month of August. Side attractions for the day includes; Hair and Beauty talk, Product Launch, Hair Show, Awards Ceremony, Food, Drinks, Dancing, and so much more

Thanksgiving & Family Day Out:

Finally, a thanksgiving service will be held to honor and thank God for His sustenance and grace for the future. We will then have a family day out with games and barbeque.

ANNIVERSARY PROJECT:
Rehabilitation of the Hair and Beauty Training Facility for the female Inmates of

the Nsawam Prisons:

We have commenced discussions and consultations with the Ghana Prisons Service, to rehabilitate the Hair and Beauty Training Facility for the female Inmates of the Nsawam Prisons.

We know prisons are correctional facilities and they also help to reintegrate ex-convicts into the society. The inmates undergo trainings in skills development hence we decided to help reconstruct and furnish the Hair and Beauty Training Facility for the Nsawam Prisons as a social responsibility. This is the first of many we plan on undertaking.

Works is expected to commence by April 2018 and completed in three months; it will be handed over in July 2018.

Hair& Beauty Training Institute:

First Choice Hair & Beauty Training Institute, the long awaited school, will be opened this year. The school will train students on everything hair & beauty. There will be wig making classes also.

Wig Factory:

A Wig Factory will be commissioned later this year. The factory will produce large quantities of wigs, for onward sales and distribution nationwide and within the West African sub-region.

To conclude:

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen; we really appreciate you for taking time off your busy schedules to be present here today, and to join us launch of our 20th Anniversary. I do sincerely hope you enjoy our light meals provided today and trust you would take part in every one of our planned events and programs.

Now it’s time to give the floor to the keynote speaker, Dr Mrs. Ellen Hagan. She is a human resource practitioner with over 25 years of experience and the Chief Executive Officer of L’AINE Services Limited, an ISO certified HR Company, currently ranked 92nd in the Ghana Club 100 (one hundred) 2017 rankings.

She has represented the Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) during International Labour Organisation (ILO) conferences on numerous occasions.

She is also an Honorary Fellow of the Boardroom Institute of the Graduate School of Governance and Leadership and serves on a number of boards including the GIMPA Board, the University of Ghana Business School Board, The Danish Sounding Board, The Christian Sentinel Board, The African Entrepreneurship Hub Board, The Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah African Genius Awards Board and The Millennium Excellence Foundation Board.

Following her desire to see the youth move forward in their work life and to open their eyes to job opportunities other than formal office work, she established the L’AINE Foundation to source funds to concretize the youth’s ideas and plans. Integrity and Excellence are the principal values she stands for and holds very dear.

Dr Hagan is a graduate of the University of Ghana, Legon and also holds an MBA from the University of Leicester, UK, and she is our Keynote speaker for today’s event.

Thank you, ma’am, for making time to join us here today and also accepting to be our keynote speaker. Have a pleasant day and thank you all.

photos: THE LATE FRANKY KURI FINALLY LAID TO REST

Franky Kuri, a former student of Holy Child School, Cape Coast and close friend of award winning dancehall icon, Ebony Reigns has finally been laid to rest.

The burial service of late Franky Kuri, Friend of Dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns is currently ongoing today, Saturday March 3, 2018 at Prince of Peace Catholic church in Kwashieman in Accra.

Some personalities present at the burial service includes the late Ebony’s parents, Nana poku Kwarteng and Madam Beatrice Oppong, Renowned International Evangelist, Dr Lawrence Tetteh, actor Fiifi Coleman, Singer Efya and others.

After the burial service, the mortal remains has reportedly been sent to a private ceremony at Achimota in Accra.

Born Francisca Maame Yaa Teboa Nkansah, Franky died in the accident that claimed the lives of Ebony Reigns and Lance Corporal Vondee Atsu Francis on Thursday, February 8 at Nyame Bekyere near Mankranso in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region.

Franky had accompanied Ebony to visit her mother in Sunyani and were returning to Accra when the incident occurred.

Meanwhile, her friend, Ebony Reigns will also be given a final resting place on March 17. Her family has chosen the Independence Square for the final funeral rites of the female dancehall artiste.

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