Award-winning actress Gloria Sarfo has weighed in on the comments made by Kobi Rana following Yvonne Nelson’s claims about hatred and jealously in the entertainment industry.
After the unusual break-in-calendar of the 21st Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Charterhouse is thrilled to announce a comeback. Organizers and partners have settled on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August as the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Festival Weekend.
Given the peculiarity of this year as a result of COVID-19, some notable events within the festival will not be held. Key amongst them are the Nominees Jam and the Celebrations Jam.
The revised calendar thus begins with the big conversation on who wins what, on the VGMA21 CountDown Series, showing 6pm every Sunday on TV3 and online on Facebook – Charterhouse Ghana. The 30mins show features seasoned industry pundits in category discussions, analysis and predictions. This has already begun.
The 7th edition of the VGMA Unsung follows with a pre-produced concert which will be shown on TV for public voting and participation. This year, six (6) promising acts were selected from over 5000 social media submissions- Imrana, Gyakie, Teflon Flexx, Kofi Jamar, Sherry Boss, and Abochi. These are young, talented, and ambitious musicians who are ready to go all out to win a performance slot on music’s biggest night.
The festival will be climaxed with a two-day awards weekend on 28th and 29th August, for Industry Awards and Public Awards respectively. There will be NO PUBLIC ATTENDANCE and the event will be produced solely for broadcast on TV and Digital platforms. It will feature some of the best performances from chart topping artistes and will be broadcast on TV3, DStv and streamed on social media pages of Ghana Music Awards (Facebook) and Charterhouse Live (YouTube).
Voting remains open for all categories. Fans have the power to determine who wins what in respective categories by voting via SMS to Short Code 1767 on Vodafone only, and free at www.GhanaMusicAwards.com. As always, terms and conditions apply.
The 21st Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is proudly brought to you by Vodafone, in association with TV3, KPMG, DStv, and powered by Charterhouse. For more information and on-the-go-updates, kindly visit www.GhanaMusicAwards.com or Ghana Music Awards on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Popular Kumawood actress, Tracey Boakye has taken a swipe at popular songstress, Mzbel following a social media war the two are engaged in.
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Renowned Ghanaian actress Martha Ankomah has made it known that she’s not under pressure to get married for society. The GTP brand ambassador made this statement while being interviewed on the weekly Instagram Live Sessions with Nana Adwoa Sarkodie.
“People usually say a lot of things to me with regards to marriage. But the Bible says all things work together for good to them that love God and also in His time, He makes all things beautiful. So I believe when its God’s time, I’ll get married. Delay doesn’t mean denial. God reserves the best for his children.
Remember, it’s not about just getting married, what is important is to be happily married. So you don’t just marry for marrying sake.
Most people aren’t patient. We tend to easily forget all the great things God has done for us and saved us from. Marriage is nothing big for God to do,” she narrated.
The veteran Ghanaian actress has been known in showbiz circles as a very devout Christian who is not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. Speaking on combining her seemingly circular career with her faith, Martha insisted that she only chooses to portray in movies that inspires and transforms people.
“God has given me the talent but I need to represent his character in everything I do. So whenever I get a script, I analyse it and sometimes suggest to the directors to make changes. Some of the directors listen but others don’t.
What we do educates, informs and transforms people. We tell a story, so the story must be told well. For me, the story line is very important. People watching should be able to learn something from it. I’ve rejected a lot of roles because the scripts didn’t suit me. But I’m still a full-time actress, I’m only selective because I want viewers to be inspired by my movies and take me as a role model.”
She lamented the poor structure and bad state of the Ghanaian movie industry stating that the government needs to act boldly to solve some of the issues. Foreign telenovelas for instance have taken over most of our airwaves in Ghana and it is at a point where they even translate it into our local language. This situation has left Ghanaian filmmakers twisting in the wind.
Our neighbouring country Nigeria is flourishing because of the structures they’ve put in place and the support from their government.
Martha called on government and individual investors to act upon the situation in Ghana swiftly because she believes it could go a long way in tackling unemployment and providing income for many people. She also described how our movies play a major role in promoting our country and boosting tourism.
“Our movies sell Ghana to the world, so if we don’t do a good job, we tarnish Ghana’s image. The kind of movies we do will push Ghana out there. America is a great example. Everyone wants to go to America because of the movies they produce. You see all the action and it makes you interested in the country” she said.
First child of dancehall star Stonebwoy and Dr. Louisa Satekla, Catherine Jidula Satekla, has wowed social media with a latest video of herself singing her father’s latest jam, Putuu.
The funny and equally fascinating video saw the young lady try her best to replicate her father’s tongue-twisting song.
In the video that was posted on the IG page of Nkonkonsa.com, Jidula is heard trying to sing her father’s song word for word.
Jidula was seen standing in a part of a house which appeared like a living room while wearing what looked like a nightie.
The young lady appeared to have been playing hide and seek when a voice called her attention to give her version of Putuu
The older voice believed to belong to Jidula’s mum, Louisa Satekla who was heard singing some parts of the song and trying to convince her daughter to also showcase her lyrical prowess an effort.
Before one could say ‘Jack’, Jidula had caught the drift and jumped right into the popular song and picked probably her favorite lines.
Her action was somewhat impressive and funny all at once considering the fact that she was still mastering how to talk.
The video which was shared on Jidula’s IG handle came with the caption:
“I’m still looking for the vaccine for the Putuu virus…”
Many fans and followers of Jidula reacted to the video with laughter and praise. Stonebwoy’s Putuu song has gained massive airplay in Ghana and is likely to become one of the most popular songs of the year.
Entertainment pundit, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo has indicated that Shatta Wale’s collaboration with American multi-talented singer Beyonce is a huge accomplishment.
Speaking on Saturday’s ‘Entertainment Review’ on Peace FM, Arnold noted that he was extremely happy for Shatta Wale. He stated emphatically that Beyonce is a worldwide superstar and one taking a picture with her is a big deal.
“This project is gargantuan, it’s huge oh” he exclaimed.
Arnold stated that even if Shatta Wale decided to quit music today, he would still rake in uncountable amounts of money forever.
“Even if Shatta Wale decides to retire today, he is sorted. Because in America, you can actually produce one hit album and go to sleep, because the system has been structured in such a way that one hit album would fetch you so much royalties” Arnold said on the show.
According to him, Shatta Wale is done. He has arrived. His generation is rich forever.
“But here he is, he is credited as a songwriter; so the American songwriting unit – RIAA – they will sort him out as long as he lives. Even when he dies, his children will enjoy his songwriting credit forever. He is credited for the sound score in the movie; again, he enjoys the royalties and then he’s credited as an actor…He is rich,” he emphasised.
Shatta Wale has been the trend in recent times, ever since his feature in Beyoncé’s music video hit screens around the world. The Already video which sees the Ghanaian dancehall star featured in, is just a few numbers shy of reaching 10 million views in just 4 days of its release.
Multi-talented personality, Nana Ama McBrown, has surprised her husband with a birthday party following his new age which he clocked on August 3, 2020.
Past winner of Ghana’s Most Beautiful, Sally Akua Amoakowaa Mensah, popularly known as Akua GMB, has launched a telenovela dubbed in Twi on TV Africa.
Burgeoning rapper Freda Baffour Awuah, known by the stage name Freda Rhymz, has reunited with singer Sista Afia following their misunderstanding some months ago.