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DON’T TAKE ACTING AS A FULL TIME JOB – Yvonne Okoro Advises

Actress Yvonne Okoro has reiterated her call on actors not to take acting as a full-time job, and her reason is that the movie industry is not only gradually collapsing but acting does not pay in Ghana.

She made the comment when she was speaking on Atuu’s Show hosted by Abeiku Santana.

“There should be something aside acting you can perfect at. Acting does not fetch money in Ghana right now. Compared to Nigeria where they have over 20 cinemas and a larger population as well, a good movie can sell in all cinemas and make huge sums of money, it is not so in Ghana. I’d advise these up-and-coming actors to go to school, get a constant paying job and maybe do acting for the passion of it,” she indicated.

According to Yvonne, the current movie industry in Ghana is faced with unsolved challenges.

“The movie industry now does not have enough producers and finance. It’s all because there’s no money in the industry lately. The actors and actresses have now turned into producers, which shouldn’t be so.”

The 33-year-old actress cited herself as an example, saying she is also a real estate developer; a job she learned from her father. Aside that, she is also a law student at MountCrest University College.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

SEX FOR ROLES IS A PERSONAL DECISION – Akorfa Edjeani Asiedu

Veteran actress Akorfa Edjeani Asiedu has stated that the Ghana Film Act, which was passed in 2016, can’t protect upcoming actresses from sleeping with movie directors and producers for movie roles.

She stated that sleeping with producers or directors is a personal decision and the law has no control over it.

Akorfa, who was speaking at a film stakeholders’ advocacy meeting in Accra as part of activities to get government to operationalise the Ghana Film Act, indicated that it is only in the case of rape, which borders on criminality that the laws of the Ghana can take effect.

“With the issue of directors and producers taking advantage of actresses, I don’t think anybody can force you in that sense. It is an individual thing and a personal decision to allow a producer or director to take advantage of you. The authority on the Film Act cannot deal with that per se. It is an individual thing or decision that a female film stakeholder has to take a stand not to be taken advantage of,” she added.

The Film Law, which provides guidelines to how the film industry should be regulated among others, was passed by ex-President John Mahama months before he handed over to President Akufo-Addo. But the law is not operationalised yet.

A number of associations in the Ghanaian filmmaking industry have started advocacy programmes to get stakeholders to co-operate with the current government to help put measures in place to make the law work.

The associations spearheading the advocacy programmes are the Ghana Actors Guild, Film Crew Association, Women In Film & Television, Film Producers Association of Ghana, Film Marketers Association, among others.

The group’s advocacy programme had the various heads of associations declare open support to help operationalise the law.

David Dontoh, Oscar Provencal, Ken Fiati, Akorfa Edjeani Asiedu and others were present at the programme.

“I LIKE CONTROVERSIES” – Delay Admits

Television personality, Delay has said that her success in the creative arts industry is owed to the fact that she does not make negativity get to her.

In her opening remarks during Sunday’s show where she interviewed Highlife artiste, Kumi Guitar, Delay, as she is popularly known, made it clear, she is used to insults and is not scared by any controversies.

“As for hearsay, bloggers putting out negative stories, the insults etc, I am used to it. The reason is that, it comes with the job I do, controversy is in the nature of creativity, if it matters, it will generate controversies.

“And I like controversies because, the more controversial it gets, the more interesting it gets, I am not scared of controversies at all. Sister Afia Delay, I have the courage to face it and I’m swift enough to go through them as well,” she said.

It’s no surprise for Delay to say this because she’s one personality who has endured a lot of negativity in our showbiz industry.

She has seen it all; from criticisms about her shows, public breakups with her friends (Afia Schwarzenegger, Tornado, Vicky Zugah), insults and accusations from guests to other controversies but according to her she is unmoved by it all.

Source: ghbase.com

WIZKID TO PERFORM AT 2018 WORLD CUP OPENING CEREMONY

Nigerian superstar Singer Wizkid has reportedly been named as one of the performing acts at the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup which is scheduled for today, Thursday, June 14th, 2018; in Russia.

The report has it that the Star boy would be performing alongside other International music acts like Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi, who will be performing the official World Cup theme song.

PATAPAA DENIES DATING ACTRESS XANDY KAMAL

The singer behind the “One Corner” banger and known in showbiz as Patapaa has denounced Ghanaian Actress Xandy Kamal.

The actress in an interview claimed she was dating the most sought after artiste of the moment in Ghana.

On Instagram, using the name PataXandy and on regular basis, she updates her followers on her relationship with Patapaa now known as Patapeezy.

There were reports the two had taken their love a step further after Patapaa reportedly purchased a ring for her when he went on a tour in Europe recently.

But speaking to Joy News at the just ended 2018 edition Ghana Meets Naija, Patapaa said he is not dating Xandy and that they are just friends.

“No, she’s not my girlfriend… we are just friends,” he said. Patapaa added “I’ve never told that girl anything about love.”

He said he isn’t prepared for a relationship now, so the likelihood of some fondness between them is absolutely not feasible.

Xandy Kamal

MCBROWN BEGS ANAS TO INVESTIGATE CREATIVE ACTS INDUSTRY

Actress Nana Ama McBrown has pleaded with Anas Aremeyaw Anas to extend his undercover services to the creative arts industry.

She said although his recent exposé was based mainly on Ghana’s football, she has a lot of reason to believe such corrupt activities happen in the entertainment industry too.

Speaking to Adom FM’s presenter, Afia Pokua, at last Wednesday’s premiere of the ‘Number 12’ documentary, she said, “I don’t think it’s with only football, it’s with the entertainment industry too. He should check there too…”

Nana Ama further advised various institutions and industry players to desist from engaging in corrupt activities that might hinder their careers.

She was among some 60 showbiz personalities who, NEWS-ONE gathered, received invitations to be part of Wednesday’s premiere.

A large number of Ghanaians, including sports and political enthusiasts, defied Wednesday’s rains in Accra to watch the much-talked-about video premiere of Anas’ investigative work.

I DON’T CARE ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME ANYMORE – Princess Shyngle

Curvaceous Ghana-based Gambian actress, Princess Shyngle, always makes news because of her body but last two weeks, she was at the receiving end of some serious trolling after pictures of her on a movie set surfaced.

From the pictures, it seemed her waist had shrunk even more and many social media users just had to comment with some lambasting her.

Others made fun of her comparing her shape to that of an hour glass and ‘tapoli’, a wooden grinder.

While many celebrities do not take kindly to trolling, Princess Shyngle remains unperturbed.

When Showbiz caught up with her at the Golden Tulip Hotel last Friday, where she attended the AU Arts Festival in honour of former President, John Agyekum Kufuor, she said she was not affected by the backlash and urged people to keep talking.

“Sweet, I do not care ohh, I am not bothered at all. For those talking, they can continue talking, it is good for me, it is making news and making me relevant so I am okay with it.

You just look at me; do I look like I am bothered or uncomfortable?

“Honestly, I do not even go online to read these things, but I think it is good.

I just got back to town and came to support the Former President, John Kufour.

If this trolling happened about two years ago, I would have had issues with it and feel bad but now, I have grown past that, I have a dead goat syndrome now, “she said.

She also debunked rumours that she had removed her intestines to get a flat stomach and smaller waist.

“They said I have taken my intestines out but look, I am going to eat so how can someone with no intestines eat? she asked.

In her bid to prove that her small waist is due to the constant use of waist trainers among others, she asked this reporter to take a closer look.

“See, what I have on is my waist trainer and that is what I use, coupled with constant exercise and eating well.

The bottom line is that, I am not perturbed.The people talking can continue talking.”
Princess was born in the Gambia and says she is a descendant from all over Africa.

“My paternal grandparents are from Ghana and Sierra Leone respectively while my maternal grandparents are from Nigeria and Mali.”

The actress, who has featured in movies like Why Should I Get Married, The 30-Year-Old Virgin and The Mysterious Wedding Planner, majored in IT, Business and Marketing from the Gambian Business College and worked with beverage giant, Coca-Cola.

She currently has a talk show on YouTube, Hot Talk With Princess Shyngle where she shares with her fans relationship tips among others.

KOJO ANTWI TO TOUR AMERICA

Kojo Antwi will embark on a tour to the United States of America this July to treat Ghanaian and US music fans to thrilling live musical performance.

The tour dubbed ‘The Maestro Tour’, which is being organised by Brand Africa Group and Berks Concepts, all based in US, will kick off on July 27 with a concert to be staged in Chicago at the White Hall, 3572 South Cottage Grove, Illinois.

The Chicago concert will be used to celebrate this year’s edition of the annual GhanaFest, organised by the Ghana Council in Chicago.

The tour will make a stop-over at Minnesota, Maryland, New York and a few other states.

The tour, according to the organisers, is a unique platform to celebrate Ghanaian music and culture on the US music platform.

The objective of the tour is also to promote and market Ghanaian music in the States and bring key stakeholders together to support the cause of Ghanaian music.

Kojo Antwi is expected to treat patrons during the tour to refreshing live musical performances.

Kojo Antwi is a famed musician in Ghana who has consistently earned the admiration of music lovers with his good music.

Mr Music Man (as he is affectionately called) is versatile and refuses to be boxed into a particular genre.

He started his music career immediately with the Boom Talents and later moved to the Classique Vibes Band, formerly known as Classique Handles.

Kojo Antwi then went solo after spending a few years with the Classique Vibes. His first solo album, ‘All I Need Is You’, which was released in 1986, became a chart buster in Ghana.

His music is a blend of Ghanaian highlife, Congolese soukous, Caribbean lover’s rock, with a dash of African American soul and R&B. He sings in Ghana’s dominant language, Twi.

Today, Kojo Antwi’s popularity in Ghana cannot be described with words alone. Series of awards, number one hits in any music charts around the country with any album he releases, non-stop airplays, TV shows in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, Senegal and United Television Network of Africa, tells how fast his career is gaining grounds to cover Africa as a whole.

He was currently nominated for the African Musician of the year 1996 held in Juli in Johannesburg, South Africa, only to be beaten by Papa Wemba.

Some of his songs include ‘Amrika, ‘Tattoo’‘Adiepena’, ‘Meedware’, ‘Groovy, ‘Densu’, among others.

FIRST LADY & TOURISM MINISTER SPOTTED AT GHANA MEETS NAIJA 2018

Both Nigerians and Ghanaians enjoyed an amazing night of good music and dance when Nigerian musicians clashed with Ghanaian musicians on stage to battle it out. Yesterday was the 2018 Ghana Meets Naija concert.

For years, Ghana Meet Naija put together by Bola Rays Empire Entertainment gives Nigerian and Ghanaian artists the platform to battle it out for their fans to choose the best among them.

This year’s edition of the Ghana Meets Naija was held at the Fantasy Dorm inside Trade Fair in Accra and it was heavily attended. The show itself was heavily packed with ace artists from both countries who did not disappoint their fans at all.

Representing Ghana were, Stonebwoy, Kuami Eugene, Fancy Gadam, King Promise, Yaa Pono, Wisa Greid, Patapaa, Mugeez, and others. There was a surprise performance form Shatta Wale, the self-acclaimed Dancehall King.

Nigerians had Mayorkun, Wizkid, Mr Eazi and others representing the nation. It was simply spectacular.

Besides the normal thousands of audience who were there to enjoy energetic performances, 2018 Ghana Meets Naija saw some VVIP’s passing through to enjoy good music.

Ghpage.com lenses spotted the First Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Rebbecca Akufo-Addo at the concert. Not only her. Catherine Afeku, the Minister for Creative Arts was also spotted at the 2018 Ghana Meets Naija Concert enjoying themselves.

ROSEMOND BROWN ACCUSES MEDIKAL OF ATTEMPTED RAPE

Actress/Video Vixon, Rosemond Brown aka Akuapem Poloo has made a shocking revelation that Rapper, Medikal tried to have a sexual encounter with her against her will.

In a video she posted on her Instagram page, she alleged that Rapper and boyfriend of Deborah Vanessa has been flirting with her and even tried to ‘rape’ her when the two met.

We don’t know what exactly Medikal did to the actress that has landed him in a rape contention.

Well, what’s important is that, it did not happen and she’s warned Medikal to stay off as according to her, she’s engaged and is not ready to fight with Sister Debbie over him.

In the video, Akuapim Poloo, asked Medikal to be loyal to his girlfriend, Sister Debbie because she’s not interested in him and will never be because his boyfriend (whom you will see in the video) is cuter than him.

This wouldn’t be the first time, Medikal is being accused of having an affair behind Sister Deborah and Akuapim Poloo’s rant adds some weight to rumours that he’s cheating on his girlfriend.