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NANA KONADU AGYEMANG RAWLINGS DROPS OUT OF DECEMBER 7 PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has not withdrawn from the December 7, 2020 presidential race.

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and wife of former President Jerry John Rawlings has bowed out of the election 2020 race.

Shocking as the news may seem, particularly with just fourteen (14) to the general elections, Peacefmonline.com is reliably informed that her decision could be linked to the death of her husband, former President Jerry John Rawlings.

The former president died after a short illness at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on November 12, 2020.

Mrs Rawlings is among the 12 personalities who qualified to contest the presidential elections after the EC’s rigorous assessment process.

She is one of only three females on the ballot in the running to govern the country.

Sources say the NDP flagbearer has already informed the EC ahead of her decision which is expected to be publicly announced by close of today.

Wife of former President Jerry John Rawlings will hold a press conference today, Monday 23, 2020 to address his death.

Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, who doubles as the founder and presidential aspirant of the National Democratic Party, will also in the briefing state the way forward for the party.

The core message will surround the party’s 2020 campaign as the election comes off 15 days from now.

The event is expected to be held at the Alisa Hotel.

SOCIAL MEDIA CURSES WORKS, DON’T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED – Gospel Musician KODA

As if to say they are tired of being trolled and are ready to fight back, celebrities have in recent times taken to cursing followers who call them out without any just cause on social media.

A few weeks ago, actress/presenter Selly Galley’s curses on a follower who called her barren made the headlines for the strong language.

Although some of Selly’s colleagues and followers said they had prayed to reverse the curse, there were others who felt the curse would not have any impact because it was online.

However, Gospel artiste Kofi Owusu Dua Anto, popularly known as KODA, has in an interview with Graphic Showbiz said online curses work and people should not take it for granted.

“It works, I am telling you. Even if you take away the God factor, there are forces around who work on these curses. They pick the words and run with them, so do not think because they are on social media, they will not have an effect on you.

“If you are out there and you have been a victim, please go on your knees and pray and ask God to intervene because there are things beyond our eyes,” he said.

When asked if it was a good thing for celebrities to be pronouncing curses, KODA said it wasn’t the best. “It is not, I will not advise anyone to do that because there is power in words. However, as you are advising the cat, you should do same to the rat as well.

“If you are a follower, make sure you watch what you say or the comment you give under people’s posts. There are some who will not mind, others will not take it lightly with you,” he said.

Graphic Showbiz also spoke with the Head Pastor of Destiny Altar Ministries in Accra, Rev. Ebo Kwaitoo, on curses and he shared similar sentiments as KODA.

“The book of Proverbs 26: 2 says curses without a cause will not work, so it means there should be a reason for that curse to work.

“And that reason will be that bad comment that a follower will say to whoever has posted on social media, so let us be mindful of these things.

“A curse will only work if there is a reason for it to; there are evil forces around who will work with the words, either good or bad,” he said.

He also cautioned those who had resorted to cursing at the least provocation to desist from it. “Curses have repercussions, there is no need to curse, and the Bible doesn’t favour it,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Gospel music industry has for some time now faced criticism for the quality of songs being produced, with critics saying the current songs are noisy, but KODA thinks otherwise.

According to him, the issue had to do with what successive generations prefer. “Every generation has what it likes. So there are some like my dad or mum’s age who may not appreciate the current songs that we churn out but would love those from the Helena Rabbles, among others.

“It’s the same way some youth of today would love what I bring out and may not appreciate the old tunes. That is the situation now if you ask me.

“On the noisy part, I believe it’s the style people pick up. For example, I have had the opportunity of being at Kejetia in Kumasi and if you do not shout, people will not hear you.

“You cannot blame the minister who produces songs like that. It is what he or she is used to, because that was how he or she started, which when he/she does at places where his/her style of music is appreciated, he/she will get the love,” he noted.

KODA has songs such as Hosanna, Nkwa Bodoo, Guide Me, Nsem Pii among others and has worked with acts such as Nii Okai, Joe Mettle, Pastor Joe Beecham, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Joyful Way Inc., Eugene Zuta, Diana Hamilton and Calvis Hammond.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

It’s A Girl!…KAAKIE WELCOMES HER FIRST BABY

Female Ghanaian Dancehall/Afrobeats Singer Kaakie who has been missing on the music scene has welcomed her first child. 

The “Too Much” hitmaker got married in January 2020 has welcomed her first baby ew days ago and it’s a girl. 

The good news was confirmed by former Publicist, Elorm Beenie, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. 

“She’s so cute. I couldn’t believe my bundle of joy is finally here. I feel happy as a mother. I can’t stop looking at her every moment. The feeling I have right now can’t be described,” — Kaakie revealed.

Kaakie has been off the music scene actively in 2016. Though she hasn’t publicly said she won’t do music again, she went off to study abroad (in the UK) and later tied the knot.

NO WOMAN CAN DO WITHOUT A MAN – Iona Reine Insists

Professional midwife and budding highlife singer-songwriter, Iona Reine, has insisted that every woman, no matter how strong she appears, needs a man by her side.

She said, from her experience as a divorced woman that, it is never true when a woman says that she can do everything by herself and does not need a man by her side. This was during an interview with Foster Romanus on the Late Nite Celebrity Show on eTV Ghana.

She said, “In God’s own wisdom, He created a man first and then he added the woman. God could have created the woman first and left her there but even the man who was created as a whole was not supposed to be alone, how much more the woman who was created from a rib picked from his side. You are dependent on him”.

Iona’s life experience living with a husband and living without a husband informed her opinion on this matter, thus her song ‘Every Woman Needs a Man’.

According to the singer, her divorce took her through stages of depression and it was during her acceptance stage that she realized she could write songs and sing as well, hence she decided to pick up music to help herself heal, just like she helps people with her skill as a midwife.

AKUAPEM POLOO GOES TO COURT

Ghanaian actress, Rosemond Alade Brown aka Akuapem Poloo, has been arraigned before the Accra Circuit court over the publication of a nude picture with her seven-year-old son in June this year.

She is facing charges of publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence namely conduct that in any way undermines another person’s privacy or integrity and engaging in domestic violence namely conduct that in any way detracts or is likely to detract from another person’s dignity and worth as a human being.

The actress pleaded not guilty to the charges at the court presided over by Christiana Cann. She was subsequently granted bail in the sum of GH₵100,000 with four sureties, two to be justified. What this means is that with the justification, two of the sureties must provide proof of ownership of any landed property worth the bail sum.

The court ordered that the title deeds and valuation report covering the said landed property should be deposited at the court’s registry.

The court also ordered the prosecution to file witness statements and serve the actress with copies within 14 days. Hearing continues on November 23, 2020.

The facts as presented by Chief Inspector Agatha Asantewa were that the complainant, Mr Bright K Appiah, is the Director of Child Right’s International Ghana.

On June 30, 2020, the prosecutor said the actress celebrated her son’s (name withheld) seventh birthday and took a nude photograph together with her son half naked and posted same on her instagram page which went viral on social media.

According to Chief Inspector Asantewa, “the conduct or behaviour of the accused undermines the privacy or likely to detract the dignity of the son.”

The complainant, according to Chief Inspector Asantewa petitioned Director-General/CID and the matter was referrcd to DOVVSU.

Following the complaint, Akuapem Poloo was arrested and on her caution statement to the Police she admitted posting the nude picture together with her son unintentionally.

According to the prosecutor, the write-up text on her post which read: “I’m naked in front of you because this is how naked I was giving birth to you, so in case you find me lying somewhere don’t pass by but see me as your mom who brought you to life” indicated that Akuapem -Poloo deliberately posted the nude picture together with her son.

FORMER PRESIDENT JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS CONFIRMED DEAD

Credible information reaching Nkonkonsa.com indicates that former President Jerry John Rawlings is dead.

According to a closed family source who confirmed the unfortunate news to Nkonkonsa.com, the former president passed on, today, November 12, 2020 after a brief illness.

The sad news was also confirmed on Peace FM’s midday news, this afternoon.

Jerry John Rawlings was born in Accra on 22nd June, 1947, to a Ghanaian mother from Dzelukope, near Keta, in the Volta Region, and a Scottish father.

Background of Rawlings

Jerry John Rawlings was born in Accra on 22nd June, 1947, to a Ghanaian mother from Dzelukope, near Keta, in the Volta Region, and a Scottish father.

He was educated at Achimota School where he obtained his General Certificate of Education ‘O’ Level in 1966.

He enlisted as a Flight Cadet in the Ghana Air Force in August, 1967, and was subsequently selected for officer cadet training at the Ghana Military Academy and Training School, Teshie, in Accra.

In March, 1968, he was posted to Takoradi in the Western Region to continue his course.

He passed out in January, 1969, as a commissioned Pilot Officer. He won the coveted “Speed Bird Trophy” as the best cadet in flying and airmanship.

He earned the rank of Flight-Lieutenant in April, 1978. He was an efficient officer with a close rapport with his men.

During his service with the Ghana Air Force, he witnessed the deterioration of discipline and morale, reflecting the corruption of the regime of the Supreme Military Council (SMC) at that time.

As promotion brought him into contact with the privileged classes and their social values, his awareness of the injustices in society was sharpened.

He was thus regarded with some unease by the SMC. He read widely and discussed social and political ideas with a growing circle of like-minded friends and colleagues.

On May 28, 1979, Flt.-Lt. Rawlings, together with six others, appeared before a General Court Martial in Accra, charged with leading a mutiny of junior officers and men of the Ghana Armed Forces on 15th May, 1979. There was strong public reaction, especially after his statement had been read in court, explaining the social injustices that had prompted him to act.

The ranks of the Armed Forces, in particular, expressed deep sympathy with his stated aims. When he was scheduled for another court appearance on 4th June, 1979, Flt.-Lt. Rawlings was sprung from custody. With the support of both military and civilians, he led a revolt, which decisively ousted the Supreme Military Council from office and brought the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) into being.

The AFRC, under the chairmanship of Flt.Lt. Rawlings, carried out a “house-cleaning exercise” aimed at purging the Armed Forces and society at large of corruption and graft as well as restoring a sense of moral responsibility and the principles of accountability and probity in public life.

Meanwhile, following the programme already set in motion before the 4th June Uprising for civilian administration, general elections were held.

On 24th September, 1979, the AFRC handed over to the civilian Government of the People’s National Party (PNP) under President Hilla Limann.

On 31st December, 1981, Flt. Lt. Rawlings led a section of the Armed Forces to overthrow the PNP administration. A Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), composed of both civilian and military members, was established, with Flt-Lt. J.J. Rawlings as the Chairman.

His interests include reading, building model aircraft, horse-riding and swimming. He is married to Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings with whom he has four children – three girls and a boy.

Flt-Lt. Rawlings ceased to be a member of the Ghana Armed Forces with effect from September 14, 1992. He formed the National Democratic Congress, which contested and won the 1992 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. He and the party again won the 1996 elections.

His term of office ends in the year 2000.

He is the joint recipient of the 1993 World Hunger Prize. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from Medgar Evers College, City University of New York and Lincoln University Doctorate Degree for Diplomacy and Development.

DON’T CALL ME A SLAY QUEEN, EVEN THOUGH I HAVE A SONG TITLED SLAY QUEEN – Sista Afia

Ghanaian songstress, Francisca Gawugah, well known as Sista Afia, has asked people not to tag her as a Slay Queen.

Speaking in an interview with Abeiku Santana, Sista Afia said the fact that she composed a song which talks about Slay Queens don’t mean she is a Slay Queen.

The popular female musician was not happy about how many people think Slay Queens are prostitutes.

“Please I only did a slay queen song but I’m not a slay queen myself.

“Now everybody is making slay queen look like an ashawo (prostitution) thing so I don’t even want to have that name on me even though I have sung about it before. I don’t want to have anything to do with it,” Sista Afia stated.

“I WISHED MY MUM AND DAD MARRIED” – Kwami Sefa Kayi And Irene Opare’s Daughter Speaks

Fafa Kayi, the daughter of media personality, Kwami Sefa Kayi, and veteran actress, Irene Opare has revealed that she wished her parents were married.

In an interview with Nkonkonsa.com, Fafa disclosed that when she was young, she wished her mom and dad lived together and even asked them why they were not.

“Oh yes, when I was younger I did because at that time, I didn’t really understand life and dating and all that stuff. I used to ask them ‘why are you people not together?’. But now that I’m old I’ve seen that it makes sense,” she said.

When asked if she has a boyfriend Fafa Kayi replied no.

According her not everybody is dating so she happened to be part of the single ones.  Fafa indicated that she doesn’t have a dream man but the best thing is to be connected to somebody she can vibe with.

She explained that if one has too many expectations of what they wanted in a person, it would be hard to get that person. She cited an example that if you expect to get a taller guy, he might not come your way but the good thing is to be with someone who understands you.

Watch full interview:
Source: NKONKONSA.com 

OBRAFOUR SUES AYISHA MODI, DELAY & HER PRODUCERS FOR DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER

Ghanaian Rapper , Obrafour has sued Ayisha Modi who is the most popular fan of Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy and Media Personality, Delay over a false comment Ayisha made.

Ayisha appeared on the Delay Show some months ago, claiming to have invested $45,000 in Obrafour’s ‘Kasiebo’ project.

Despite the warning given to her to apologize and retract the statement, Ayisha ignored all the warnings stood by her words and dared Obrafour to take legal action if they want.

Obrafour and team has final decided to test the law.

The “Asem Sebe” hitmaker is seeking for GHS 800,000 if Ayisha Modi, Delay and the producers of the Delay Show refuse to apologize and have it published in the Daily Graphic Newspaper.

Read the full court writ below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

COURT ORDERS PSYCHIATRIC EXAMINATION OF ‘DR UN’

The Asokore Mampong District Court, presided over by Her Worship, Portia Molly Sally, has ordered a medical examination of self-acclaimed Global Ambassador for the United Nations (UN), Kwame Fordjour, popularly known as ‘Dr. UN, for organising fake awards.

According to the trial judge, the mental fitness of an accused person is a prerequisite to a fair trial and that it was important for Dr UN to have the mental capacity to understand and appreciate court proceedings.

A ‘diplomat’ and ‘global ambassador’ by self-description, with a doctorate degree that has its veracity as questionable as his personality, Mr Fordjour accomplished a scam on a magnitude almost never experienced in the country.

The court has, however, granted bail to the organiser of one of the country’s most controversial award schemes at the amount of GH¢ 15, 000 with two sureties to be justified.

‘Dr UN’ was arrested on Friday, October 16, 2020, at the premises of Kumasi-based radio station, Hello FM by the Police after an interview.

‘Dr UN’ is facing trial for defrauding by false pretenses from four different complainants.

Facts

Presenting the facts of the case to court, Inspector Samuel Mensa, disclosed the complainants, in this case, are renowned members of society, directors of some institutions and also a district chief executive, all residing at different locations within the Kumasi Metropolis and its environs in the Ashanti region.

The Prosecutor added that the accused is a self-styled coordinator of Global Public Service, a non-legally existing Non-Governmental Organization said to be with the United Nations (UN) and working in Ghana.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector Samuel Mensah, during the months of July and August 2018, the accused, with the intent to defraud, went to the complainants with letters and memorandum to the effect that they won an award from the office of the UN Ghana.

He added the accused went on to convince the unsuspecting complainants that the said award named as ‘The United Nations Gold Star Honour of Excellence Leadership Award’ was to be conferred on them by the UN at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUS) to be followed by a so-called Red-carpet Dinner reception to be held in honour of the recipients and their followers who were to pay GH¢1,000.00 each for the so-called Red-carpet reception.

“My Lord convinced about this false representation, the complainants went ahead and paid different sums of money to the accused through his MTN mobile money account and bank numbers,” Inspector Mensa noted.

The Prosecutor told the court that on the 3rd day of August 2018, the complainants gathered at the Great Hall of the KNUST at 6:30 pm in anticipation of a memorable event.

“But after they had waited for more than three hours, complainants became agitated only to be informed that the programme would no longer take place,” he told the court.

Inspector Mensa stressed the complainants then begun to demand for the money they had paid for the so-called Red-carpet Dinner reception.

According to the prosecution, the accused failed to refund the money to the complainants, hence a scuffle ensued and the Police were called where accused was arrested and handed over to the KNUST Police for necessary action.

The accused admitted having collected the various sums of money from the complainants but stated that due to some circumstances beyond his control, the programme could not take place.

The organiser for the infamous ‘Global Blueprint Excellence Awards’, which has been described by many as a scam following revelations that it had no affiliation with the UN as he had touted, Dr. UN, through his counsel, Kwame Adofo, told the court that all charges levelled against him will be contested.

By court

The presiding judge, Her Worship Portia Molly Sally, ordered a psychiatric examination of Dr UN.

“In accordance with Section 133 (1) of Act 30, I am not certain that the first accused is of sound mind to stand trial or to plea to the charges without a scientific examination. It is, therefore, prudent to hold on to the trial and order that the first accused should be medically examined,“ the presiding judge ruled.

Source: otecfmghana.com