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BEN BRAKO JUSTIFIES SHARING SEMI-NUDE PICTURE OF HIMSELF AND HIS WIFE

Following the backlash he received after posting a semi nude photo of himself and his wife hugging on social media yesterday, October 20, renowned Highlife musician, Ben Brako, who turned 66 today (21:10:2018), has explained his action.

Those of you who were still nursing the thought that the picture trending on social media is not real but a social media trick, forget it, because it is very real and yes Ben Brako shared it himself.

According to the Baya hitmaker, he posted the picture as a result of a sequence of events.

Justifying the sharing of the picture, Ben Brako took to his Facebook page saying:

“Seems some people have not followed the sequence of events that led to me posting a picture of me and my wife in an intimate pose.

“First I posted a beautiful picture of my wife in a classy traditional pose. Somebody suggested that I was like exploiting the feminism of my wife, and that I should post a shot of myself in a similar setting. 

“I obliged only because I wanted it known that I’m comfortable in myself to project images that reflect my heritage in a tasty setting.

“Let me be clear. In an era where we’re so mixed up in our mentality that we accept English as our national language, where our national anthem is an English song with English lyrics, where our people are obliged to dress like foreigners to work and play, it is important that someone stands up to declare that our heritage and culture have an important place in our national discourse and should have the pride of place in our lives.

“This I’m doing in my own unobtrusive way which I’m very comfortable with. If even one young person gets inspired by this it would have been worthwhile. 

“I have always loved natural poses a la Baya album photo. I as an African man of Ghanaian descent am portraying myself in a way I’m comfortable and happy with. If you are not happy with that, fine. Don’t go take a flying jump, but if you did I would not stop you”.

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the Highlife legend posted a photo of himself and his wife in barely there ‘outfits’ teamed with beads on social media.

In the picture, they are seen hugging with one of Ben Brako’s hands resting on her almost naked backside and the other cuddling her back while his wife has her hands on his shoulders.

The photo instantly attracted several reactions from social media users. While some people were surprised such a picture bordering on nudity could come from the musician, others were just plainly upset and couldn’t help taking a swipe at the musician.

They did not think the 66-year-old musician should put a picture of his wife and himself with pieces of cloth barely covering their nether regions in the public domain.

Although the photo has since been deleted, it was captioned: “To Kofi Nyaako, and others who only see this as titillation and nakedness instead of the beauty, artistry and African high culture that it truly represents, this is for you as well.”

NKONKONSA ADJUDGED MOST FOLLOWED GHANAIAN BLOG ON INSTAGRAM

Nkonkonsa.com instagram page has been adjudged as the most followed blog on Instagram and we placed number 16 in the top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers list.

With the power and influence popular online portals have assumed globally, leading PR & Rating firm, Avance Media has launched an annual research ranking dubbed Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers to unveil the faces behind the most read and popular blogs owned and run by Ghanaians.

The ranking which features bloggers from diverse sectors such as entertainment, lifestyle, education, fashion, technology, health, relationship and others is intended to annually feature Ghanaian bloggers whose blogs have distinguished themselves as a source of credible information, education & entertainment according to the MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah. He further stated that; beyond serving as netizen ambassadors of Ghana, these individuals’ blogs must also be devoid of fake news and the propagation of negative propaganda.

According to the 2018 ranking, founder of www.ghpage.com, Toni Kusi ranked as the most influential blogger claiming the top spot.

With the ranking featuring a limited number of females, Jemila Abdulai of www.circumspete.com emerged as the most influential female blogger and number 32 on the overall ranking.

Using estimated traffic data & social media influence as key indicators for the ranking, the research also unveiled Ameyaw Debrah as the most followed blogger across Social Media and also on twitter.

Fashionghana.com run by Nana Tamakloe leads as the most followed blog on Facebook with www.nkonkonsa.com also run by Eugene Osafo-Nkansah as the most followed blog on Instagram.

In furthering their pursuit to support bloggers, Avance Media will in March 2019 convene the first edition of the Ghana Bloggers Summit, an initiative which will bring bloggers together to network, share and learn among themselves to project a good image of Ghana. More information on the summit is available via www.avancemedia.org/bloggers19

Below are the 2018 Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers and their blogs:

1.         Toni Kusi || ghpage.com

2.         Seckloawu Bless || celebritiesbuzz.com.gh

3.         Stephen Zoure || mynewsgh.com

4.         Chris-Vincent Agyapong || ghanacelebrities.com

5.         Fiifi Adinkra || ghanandwom.net

6.         Nana Tamakloe || fashionghana.com

7.         Ameyaw Debrah || ameyawdebrah.com

8.         Chris Handler || ghbase.com

9.         Nii Atakora Mensah || ghanamusic.com

10.   Akesse Sanza || jetsanza.com

11.   John-Bunya Klutse || jbklutse.com

12.   Kofi Cephas || ghgossip.com

13.   Felix Adomako Mensah || zionfelix.net

14.   Ellis Ferdinand || educationghana.net

15.   Isaac Aidoo || ghkwaku.com

16.   Eugene Osafo-Nkansah || nkonkonsa.com

17.   Frimpong Prince || eonlineghana.com

18.   Eugene Nyavor || ghlinks.com.gh

19.   Kwadjo Panyin || musingsofanafricanbachelor.com

20.   David Mawuli || ghanafuo.com

21.   Felix Akakpo || phylx.com

22.   George Britton || georgebritton.com

23.   Elorm Beenie || beeniewords.com

24.   Ebenezer Anangfio || ghanagist.com

25.   Shadrach Annang || eventlabgh.com

26.   Abraham Odartey Lamptey || odarteyghnews.com

27.   Augustus Koranteng Kyei || kobbykyeinews.com

28.   Jonilar Laryea  || jonilar.net

29.   Pep Junia || enewsgh.com

30.   Ekow Simpson || cape360gh.com

31.   Ebenezer Nana Yaw Donkor  || nydjlive.com

32.   Jemila Abdulai || circumspecte.com

33.   Kubinho Acolatse || kubilive.com

34.   Yaw Sarpong || glammynews.com

35.   Tony Asankomah & Lewis Opoku || ghmoviefreak.com

36.   Keni Kodjo || kenikodjo.com

37.   Afua Rida || styledbyrida.com

38.   Amegavi Samuel || tmghlive.com

39.   Mac-Jordan Degadjor || macjordangh.com

40.   Kris Sowah || cypressghana.com

41.   Kwao Lezzes-Tyt || kwaolezzes.com

42.   Edward Blagogee || blagogee.com

43.   Naa Oyoo Kumodzi || naaoyooquartey.com

44.   Mustapha Nii-okai Inusah || attractivemustapha.com

45.   Barimah Amoaning || entamoty.com

46.   Emmanuel Arhin || kulelive.com

47.   Jullie Jay-Kanz || hello-gh.com

48.   Charles Wudengba || wunfef.com

49.   Kobby Blay || ghanahealthnest.com

50.   Kajsa Hallberg Adu || kajsaha.com

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

“IS IT WRONG TO MAKE LUV WHILE GOSPEL MUSIC IS PLAYING”? – Juliet Ibrahim Asks

Actress , Juliet Ibrahim wants to know from her fans especially Christian folks if having s*x while gospel music is playing is right or wrong?

Juliet Ibrahim seeking to know if it’s wrong or right to have s*x while gospel music is been played took to her Instagram page and posted;

“Is it wrong to make luv while gospel music is playing? Even if you’re doing missionary? Please I’m asking for a friend…”

Even though she added that she is just asking for a friend but digging deep into her caption, it could be that Juliet has found another dude whose s*xual fantasy is playing gospel music during s*x.

LADY WHO CLAIM SHE INVESTED $150,000 IN KING PROMISE’S CAREER THREATENS TO SUE HIM

Dubai-based businesswoman, Yasmin Behzadi, is threatening to take legal action against talented musician, King Promise.

Yasmin is crying of neglect after allegedly doling out huge sums of money to help build the talented musician’s career.

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.

Venting her anger and disappointment in an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM Friday, Yasmin Basadi stated that she started the musical career of King Promise.

The Dubai-based woman said she met the musician, who was then called Boy P, through Sarkodie.

Yasmin said they met at a hotel and “after listening to [him], I felt he’s got the talent” and she decided to sign him.

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 King Promise’s music.

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

She said she even turned her house into a studio just for the singer. “I have all the evidence,” she added.

Yasmin said she told King Promise never to betray her and it’s unfortunate that, “people forget where they come from [and] who helped them.”

She advised young talents not to be “disloyal” and “ungrateful.”

Asked what might have gone wrong in their relationship, the businesswoman said the singer started making outrageous demands after they met Killbeatz to record Afrobeat songs.

She alleged that King Promise started asking for $10,000 to promote his songs. “They were giving me a huge budget for promotions…which didn’t make sense to me.”

Yasmin said after she complained about the demands, then the musician decided to cut her off and started working with Killbeatz.

A dejected Yasmin said it is sad that after all her efforts and investments, the singer has never acknowledged her as the woman behind the success of his career neither has she received a dime.

“Till today, [King] Promise hasn’t given me a call,” she said.

Asked if she believes King Promise is her artiste, she said, “I believe he is still signed to me…I have decided to keep quiet…”

Yasmin told Andy Dosty that she met King Promise’s new management and told them that he “is my artiste and they’ve kept her in the dark.”

She revealed that some of her works for the singer included ‘Thank God’ which features Fuse ODG.

When Andy Dosty inquired if she had a sexual relationship King Promise, Yasmin, outraged by the question responded, “are you crazy?” and said she is not his age adding that the musician is “like family.”

For her next line of action, she said she will take legal action against the musician soon.

Andy Dosty announced that attempts to get King Promise’s management to react to the allegations have been unsuccessful.

photos: KANYE WEST AND KIM KARDASHIAN MEET UGANDAN PRESIDENT

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday, October 15, 2018 hosted American rapper Kanye West and his reality TV star wife Kim Kardashian at State House, Kampala.

Kanye and Kim who reportedly arrived in Uganda at Entebbe Airport on Friday 12 October 2018 are in the country to shoot a part of the rapper’s new video for an album to be released on November 23 or Black Friday while touring the East African nation.

Museveni welcomed them to the country and had discussions around boosting tourism before exchanging some gifts. Kanye brought the President some white Yeezy sneakers while Museveni handed Kim a signed copy of his book, Sowing the Mustard Seed.

Ugandans were thrilled when their President shared photos of the meeting and they urged him to bring back his rapping skills and record a collabo.

He tweeted the photos with the caption below:

“I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and @KimKardashian to Uganda. I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda’s tourism and the arts. I thank Kanye for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true Pearl of Africa”.

Some twitter users reacted to the President’s tweet:

Agaba Beso asked; “When are you releasing The Mpa Enkoni Remix?”

Ian Steve wrote; “Haha I heard museveni is a rapper, we need a remix. Kwezi kwezi remix.”

Irumba added; “I see the main muzukulu getting a collabo… .”

Meanwhile, the couple accompanied by their daughter North are booked in the exclusive Chobe Safari lodge in which he has completely taken over as other guests were asked to leave and their money refunded back to them sources say.

Kanye West and his family’s visit has excited Ugandans, especially those in tourism industry who consider it a harbinger for possible influx of foreign tourists.

Chobe is located in Murchison Falls, the largest of Uganda’s 10 national parks, and lies astride River Nile, the world’s longest river.

According to Mr Stephen Asiimwe, executive director Uganda Tourism Board, both tourists are influencers with more than a combined millions of followers on social media, internet and television.

Based on the reach of their influence, particularly among the wealthiest around the world, Uganda hopes their visit will inspire many of their associates to visit and spur local tourism.

“It is going to have a ripple effect and people around the world will look out for Uganda as a place to visit. It is good for branding and visibility,” Mr Asiimwe added.

Uganda earns $1.2b (Shs5 trillion) from the tourism, according to government figures, making the sector one of the country’s top foreign exchange earners.

See more photos below:

 

Source: Nairobinews.nation.co.ke/allafrica.com

SOCIAL MEDIA TROLLING MAKES ME STRONG – Moesha Boduong

Trolling on social media is gaining prominence every day and no one is spared. And one celebrity, who has consistently been trolled for either her physical attributes, a comment she made or clothes she wore, is actress and socialite, Moesha Buduong.

She has been accused of having a fake body, bleaching among others, but she tells Showbiz she remains unfazed.

“When it comes to social media trolling, I think I will be right to say that I have been trolled more than any female actress in the showbiz industry but I don’t allow that to get to me.

“It makes me strong instead and the reason is simple; if I break down, my dreams will not be accomplished. Again, there is more to come so if I don’t stand strong to face all these, what will I do when I progress ? I have toughened up and I laugh over it whenever I see something like that being done to me.

“I sometimes get friends sending me such messages and comments but we just laugh over them. See, I have my eye on the prize and that is the most important thing for me now.

“I want to go much higher in my acting career and with my philanthropic deeds so these things are just normal to me,” she told Showbiz.

Although she is strong, Moesha admits that she has moments when she feels down. “I am human and cannot say it is not blood that flows through me, I have had my down times where things got to me.

“About four years ago, when things like this happened, I would stay indoors because I did not know the industry I had gotten myself into and did not understand how things operated but with time, I realised cyber bullying and trolling comes with the job,” she said.

She also stressed that trolling was not a good thing and should not be encouraged. “It is not good to do that to people. A lot of people go through depression because of these things.

“It should not be accepted in the world we live in. Words are powerful and can cause a lot of damage if not handled well.

“Just look at what happened during the recent Shatta Wale and Sarkodie ‘beef’; I was mocked for something I knew nothing about. A friend sent a tweet to me and I laughed at it because I am not on Twitter.

“I am also not on Facebook so it was quite interesting that someone had to do that just to make fun of me, but hey, it comes with the job,” she said.

Moesha, who is currently undertaking a women empowerment initiative under her Moesha Foundation, hinted that the foundation was set to enrol six ladies into either make-up or hair dressing training.

“Under my foundation, we are working on taking needy girls off the street. Currently, we have made the girls who are vying for the spots to send in their applications and we are yet to shortlist them,” she disclosed.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

JOHN DUMELO’S WIFE DELIVERS A BABY BOY

Actor John Dumelo and his wife Gifty have welcomed their first child after they got married few months ago.

John Dumelo got married to Gifty Mawunya Nkornu on Saturday, 12 May, 2018 and the couple have just welcomed a new member of their family and it’s a boy.

John announced the arrival of their new baby boy via his Instagram page with the photo and caption below:

“John Jnr @johnd_jnr I’m glad you have finally arrived. It’s been months, weeks, days and hours of waiting…..You look just like we imagined. Infectious smile, bright eyes, curly hair and chocolate skin. Before I get all emotional and write a whole book, lemme let you have these few words to guide you. You can do anything you want and be whoever you want to be just like how my dad allowed me to explore….Never give up. Always aspire to be better and do better than before. Be a beacon of kindness and truth in this world. Don’t have hate in your heart or carry grudges. It is not worth the time and effort it takes when there are so many things in this world to enjoy and love. Do not let others influence who you choose to be, both as a person and in a career, because it is not their life to live, it is yours and it is the most beautiful thing. Think outside the box JJ. Be a risk taker just like I am and don’t be afraid to fail. Failure gives you experience. Use that experience to conquer the world. Let God be your best friend and let Him guide your steps. I will start reading the Bible to you soon and that’s when you will understand how mysterious God works. And one last thing….I really don’t know how to change diapers, so please don’t laugh when that’s happening. I want to be better than my father….and I want you to be greater than me. Love, John Setor Dumelo, your Dad”.

Congratulations to John Dumelo and his wife.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

“I AM ALSO DISAPPOINTED IN YOU” – Yvonne Nelson Replies Gabby Otchere-Darko

Actress and Filmmaker Yvonne Nelson has reacted to what she describes as “disappointing comments” by Politician and Lawyer, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko.

Gabby Otchere-Darko who is a very influential member of the ruling New Patriotic PartyNPP) party and cousin of President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo had said in a social media post that the Ghanaian movie industry is being unproductive. According to Gabby, he took time to watch 10 random Ghanaian movies and he was very disappointed after watching.

He wrote: “I took my time to watch randomly ten Ghanaian movies and never felt so disappointed. It brought home to me one major deficiency in our development. The apparent lack of deliberate consciousness on the part of the creative industry in the development conversation.

The presence of the creative industry appears at best peripheral in Ghana’s development narrative. Our movies, our songs, our arts, by and large, do not impactfully plug into a greater development agenda.

Hollywood, for the best part of a century, has been deliberately used by America to push successfully American cultural “supremacy” agenda; it has been used as an effective instrument of military or economic indoctrination.

But, what has been the underlying consciousness behind our creative industry, if any? What role, for instance, can actors in the creative industry play to define and realize this whole important concept of moving Ghana Beyond Aid? We must elevate consciousness in Ghana if we are serious about winning”.

However, actress Yvonne Nelson didn’t take kindly to the comment and she has reacted with a couple of tweets.

She had this reply: “Kumawood has created jobs for so many people! It has Put smiles on a lot of faces in our country! Your judgement is just so low! Disappointing!”

She was not done, she ‘kicked’ him more:

“Hello @GabbyDarko is your interview on peacefm online real?? If it is I’m also disappointed! A few of us are pushing really hard for this industry! Since our leaders have also totally abandoned the industry, we contribute too, just like nurses,doctors..etc”

She went on: “How do you even compare Hollywood to our industry! It’s like comparing our economy to theirs! Leadership!!!!! We need structures in place and some encouragement not this! What do we do when TV networks get cheaper content from India and Latin America?” she schooled Gabby.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

I WAS DISAPPOINTED AFTER WATCHING 10 GHANAIAN MOVIES – Gabby Otchere-Darko

A well respected member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has denigrated the somewhat already suffering movie industry in Ghana.

He has expressed his disappointment with some Ghanaian movies he watched recently.

Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, who is also a confidante of President Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo Addo, says he felt disheartened after watching 10 random Ghanaian movies.

He expressed his opinion in a facebook below as shared unedited below:

 I took my time to watch randomly ten Ghanaian movies and never felt so disappointed. It brought home to me one major deficiency in our development. The apparent lack of deliberate consciousness on the part of the creative industry in the development conversation. The presence of the creative industry appears at best peripheral in Ghana’s development narrative. Our movies, our songs, our arts, by and large, do not impactfully plug into a greater development agenda. Hollywood, for the best part of a century, has been deliberately used by America to push successfully American cultural “supremacy” agenda; it has been used as an effective instrument of military or economic indoctrination. But, what has been the underlying consciousness behind our creative industry, if any?

What role, for instance, can actors in the creative industry play to define and realize this whole important concept of moving Ghana Beyond Aid? We must elevate consciousness in Ghana if we are serious about winning”.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

photos: SHATTA WALE MAKES HISTORY WITH “REIGN” ALBUM CONCERT

Ghana’s dancehall king Shatta Wale made history on Saturday October 1, 2018 in Accra with his album launch concert.

The much-publicised ‘Reign Album’ launch and concert of Ghana’s most popular dancehall artiste Shatta Wale took place at the Fantasy Dome at the Accra Trade Fair Centre attracted an unprecedented crowd of over 20,000.

Some of them allegedly couldn’t get access to the venue because there was no space for them. Organisers of the event, according to reports, allegedly sold more tickets than the venue could contain. But that did not affect the success of the event.

A businessman and his wife, simply called Mr. & Mrs. Slegg, shocked patrons by purchasing the first copy of the album for GH¢150,000.

The amount they offered was above the GH¢100,000 auctioning price for the first copy of the ‘Reign’ album.

Shatta Wale also performed a number of his old songs and sent fans chanting his name throughout his performance. He also surprised many when he went on his knees to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Shatta Michy.

See photos from the event:

Source: NKONKONSA.com