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I ONCE SOLD CHAMBER POTS – Comedian Funny Face Reveals

Popular comedian, Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng, also known as Funny Face, has opened up on his past struggles in life prior to attaining his current fame.

Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, the “Cow and Chicken” actor told Andy Dosty that he went through hell just so he could become a star.

He recalled how he sold chamber pots to make ends meet, adding that he once walked from Kwame Nkrumah Circle to Adom FM’s Studio to speak on a one-minute joke segment.

“I have sold chamber pot before. I walked for two years from [Kwame Nkrumah] Circle to Tema to give a minute’s joke on the radio [Adom FM]”, he told Andy.

Asked to give a motivational message to people who may be considering giving up in life, Funny Face said: “they should master the courage because after the storm comes the calm”.

He added that anytime he listens to Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy’s “Tomorrow” song, it reminds him of his past.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

RAPPER C-ZAR QUITS MUSIC

When Hiplife artiste, C-Zar announced his presence on the music scene in the year 2000 with his debut Afei Na Ma Ba album, he elicited many laughs for some of his lyrics and rhymes but also won admirers for his style.

The laughs notwithstanding, the old student of T.I Ahmadiyya Senior High School enjoyed a good career with hit albums like Sunsum Sofo (2003), Araba Lawson (2006), Mercy Lokko (2008) with the last release being Azonto Pandemic in 2012.

It’s been six years after the release of his last album and C-Zar’s fans have been awaiting more songs but their hopes may be dashed as he says he is out for the count.

While chatting with the Graphic Showbiz on Tuesday, the artiste admitted that his musical ambitions are over, considering his decision to go into business full time.

“I have quit music for good, I don’t want to die poor. Sincerely, show business doesn’t pay in our part of the world. See how all the veterans die as if they have never been in the limelight.

I don’t even want to see myself in such a condition in future where my family has to appeal for funds to take care of me should I fall sick,” he said.

“It is for this reason that I have decided to say goodbye to this trade which only gives you fame and attention but doesn’t pay so well.

I can say that barely 10 people in showbiz are really raking in huge sums which suits their status as celebrities but in reality, many are broke because it doesn’t pay much,” he added.

In the early 2000s, C-Zar was one of the popular artistes in the Hiplife industry.

His hit songs like Araba Lawson and Mercy Lokko were on the charts and the latter song won him the Hiplife Song of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards in 2009.

But the native of Nnaso in the Ashanti Region said while he was enjoying all the buzz, he was barely making enough from it.

“During my prime, there were producers who saw music as business and invested in it so until they paid for the cost of their investments, the artiste may not benefit.

“The truth is that, often times, there isn’t much after the producers have paid for all the expenses for cost of production so while you are making big hits, the returns are really little,” he said.

His inability to make good money as he wanted from music pushed him into the electricals business which he ran while making music.

And over a decade after and with three branches, C-Zar told Showbiz it is an important decision to quit music entirely now.

When asked if he decided to move on because he couldn’t keep up with the competition from the younger acts, he said, “Competition? I don’t know about competition getting me out of the game.

I’m not a failure and when you check my records, you will notice that all my albums were successful.

“I understand the game so I give the people what they want and that has been my trademark.

Music is time consuming and I don’t think I have the energy to juggle it with my business especially when it fetches me little returns,” C-Zar stated.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

photos: VICTORIA LEBENE APPOINTED AS FACE OF PINEAPPLE COSMETICS

Beautiful Ghanaian model and actress Victoria Lebene Mekpah has been signed a juicy deal with a worldwide cosmetic brand.

The “Bitter Sweet Wine” actress was signed on to Pineapple Cosmetics products for Africa as the face and Ambassador for their brand by Mrs Shirley Veritas Abba, on Tuesday May 22, 2018.

Pineapple Cosmetics are beauty products of all ranges and varieties of Beauty products from facials eyes and general skin beauty.

Speaking to the media during her signing, Victoria Lebene expressed joy and stated that she is very humbled to be a part of Pineapple Cosmetics by Monna In Africa with an Ambassadorial role to achieve the brand’s goal in adding enhancements to beauty.

According to her, she believes every woman is beautiful and it is okay to maintain their looks by enhancing their beauty to create liveliness and improve confidence in the appearance of every female.

“It will be a pleasure for me to see the brand grow to a much bigger brand to compete with other brands in Africa, I have always practiced my passion for Beauty Consultancy, Cosmetics and skin care so this is more like work and happiness for me”, Victoria said.

The Africa Representative of Pineapple Cosmetics Beauty and Chief Executive Officer of Pineapple_Gh, Mrs Shirley Veritas Abba in a separate interview said that she is happy to have Victoria on board because of her enthusiasm in the cosmetic and beauty field.

Aba Pineapple Cosmetics: Inspired by the unique beauty of women and passion for colours,   Pineapple cosmetics gives every woman the opportunity to enhance their personal beauty.
I am very passionate about products that enhances beauty and to boost a woman’s confidence. I want every woman to experience the use of quality and yet affordable makeup and pineapple cosmetics brings you just that.
Visit Aba Pineapple Cosmeticsat North Keneshie close to De mod and next to Sunflower school.
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Source: NKONKONSA.com

MOESHA BODUONG TO HOST GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS 2018 RED CARPET

Nkonkonsa.com is reliably informed that Ghanaian Actress/Photo Model, Moesha Boudoung is set to make her first public appearance after her controversial interview with CNN’s Christian Amanpour.

Moesha Babiinoti Boduong has been making headlines with some statements she made when she appeared in an interview on CNN with Christian Amanpour as part of a comprehensive documentary on “Love and sex around the world” in Ghana.

In the interview, Moesha blatantly said that women in Ghana including herself have to date married men for financial support due to the poor state of our economy.

Her comments, seems not to have gone too well with most Ghanaians, leading to most Ghanaian celebrities and the general public descending heavily on her. Moesha who was in America, at the time her interview was aired, has issued an unqualified apology and she has been silent since then.

However, according to our sources Moesha is back home and is set to make first major public appearance as the red carpet host of the upcoming Golden Movie Awards 2018 on June 2, 2018 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. The red carpet starts at 4:00 pm while the show starts at 7:30pm.

We can confidently confirm that Moesha would grace the red carpet with her ‘curvaceous’ figure but it is not clear if she would host it alone or she would be pared with a co-host.

This would be the first time Moesha would be hosting the red carpet since she came into limelight.

Keep reading for more.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

WE DON’T DEPEND ON MEN TO PAY OUR RENT –Jasmine Baroudi & Jessica Williams

Several Ghanaian female celebrities agreed to Moesha Boduong‘s revelation on CNN that due to the nature of the country’s economy, they ought to have someone to support their needs but others also vehemently condemned her for involving all Ghanaian women.

The actress and photo model told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour she sleeps with a married man primarily to pay for her apartment and other stuff.

But, Ghanaian actresses, Jasmine Baroudi and Jessica Williams have expressed complete disapproval of how most women depend on other men to survive.

In an interview with Mikki Osei Berko on After Hours on TV3, the two actresses disclosed that they are self-dependent and hardworking ladies so don’t see the need to seek for financial support from men to pay for their rent.

“We work hard for our money and the proceeds from our job is what we use to pay for our rent. Even if that’s how Moesha is, she shouldn’t have generalized it.”

Jessica Williams is a Ghanaian actress and model known for her roles in popular television series, “living with Trisha”, “Charade” and also featured in Rape Case, Prince Sam, among other movies.

She also appeared in he video for Bisa KDei’s Odo Carpenter and featured for commercials including CocaCola, Yazz, and Fiesta Condoms. Her father was a former movie producer called Alexiboat now into printing press production.

Jessica is also known for her 2015 statement about not going nude in movies even for a Hollywood movie or $1 million.

Jasmine Jamila Baroudi is a Ghanaian actress. Jasmine Baroudi is famous for her roles in series/movies including Adam’s Apple, Peep, V – Republic, Desperations, Contract, I Do and Inception. She has in the past been romantically linked with TV and Radio presenter, Benny Blanco.

The actress is married to fitness trainer-Williams Ofori Attah, popular on Instagram with the handle ‘Flashkickk’ and they were recently blessed with a baby.

Watch the interview below:

Source: Kasapafmonline.com

KOJO ANTWI HONOURED IN BURKINA FASO

Multiple award-winning Musician The Maestro Kojo Antwi, also known as Mr Music Man, has been honoured in Burkina Faso.

The first-ever Ghanaian honoree at the BET Awards who has also received the Kora Award was honoured at the Marley D’or 18 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on Friday 11th May, 2018.

The date marked 37 years since the death of Reggae Music legend Bob Marley. In commemoration of the legacy of Bob Marley, the positivity of his lyrics, the potency of his social, cultural and political commentary, the beauty of his music and the worldwide promotion he gave the Reggae music genre, organizers honoured Reggae musicians of African heritage who continue to bear the torch.

The Marley D’or celebrates Reggae music icons whose craft helps identify African music in a world now mostly fixated with pop and its quick imitation for commerce.

Whilst imitating or drawing inspiration from hit songs and recent commercial successes from different parts of the world to create substitution for imported genres, it is vital to the cultures of Africa and her sons and daughters in the diaspora, the Caribbean included, that some skilled and creative artistes identify with a decidedly African sound, record, perform and promote to showcase the uniqueness of our cultural products from others.

Alpha Blondy, Kojo Antwi and Lucky Dube are outstanding performers of Reggae music who have inspired and influenced many in Africa from the 80s to date. It is thus not surprising that this honour was conferred on one of them at this year’s event.

The singer-songwriter and outstanding live performer’s honour was for his notable contribution to Reggae music and its promotion of culture and tourism.

“Believing in our art and maintaining our difference, like Bob Marley did, are what make African musicians and creatives like Mr. Music Man KOJO ANTWI unique and timeless”, said the organizers.

Celebrated reggae artistes at the Marley D’or 18 event included Ishmael Isaacs (Ivory Coast) Solo Koko Dembele (Mali) Oscibi Johan (Burkina Faso) Hah Hunt (Ivory Coast and Kwamy Mensah (Spain).

The Marley D’or 2018 adds to The Maestro Kojo Antwi’s many national and international honours. He has over 130 songs to his credit, many of them Reggae, Highlife or Afro Pop.

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By: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah

GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS AFRICA 2018 SLATED FOR JUNE 2

The annual Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) organized to celebrate distinguished film makers will hold June 2, 2018 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. The red carpet starts at 4:00 pm while the show starts at 7:30pm.

With barely three weeks to the event, the organizers say the event will bring together film makers across the continent to celebrate and award deserving film makers.

Meanwhile the nomination announcement will be held in Cote d’Ivoire on the 20th of May 2018 where the various categories of the qualified films will be announced.

The organizers have also stressed this award scheme is for the film industry and none profit and therefore, to attend the event you simply have to attend on the website www.goldenmovieawards.com for tickets to the event which will take place on 2nd June 2018 at Movenpick hotel.

The awards ceremony is expected to attract a large number of stakeholders in the movie industry across Africa.

The Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) is an annual event that seeks to award excellence in movie making on the African continent and the African diaspora

Instituted and organized by NMJ Ghana and its partners, the GMAA brings together professionals in film making in Africa once every year to celebrate, promote and reward those who have excelled in their area of the film industry.

GHANA MISSING IN BET AWARDS 2018 NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2018 Black Entertainment Television(BET) Awards were announced on Tuesday night but Ghana was missing in the Best International Act category.

In the past years, some Ghanaian artistes were nominated in the Best International Act: Africa category. Artistes like Sarkodie, MzVee, D-Black, Stonebwoy have earned nominations in this award before.

This year, however, the category seems to have been merged with Best International Act: UK. The new category ‘Best International Act’ has Booba (France), Cassper Nyovest (SA), Dadju (France), Davido (Nigeria), Distruction Boyz (SA) and Fally Ipupa (Dr. Congo) as nominees.

Some music enthusiasts had expected that Ghanaian artistes like Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie and few others who worked hard in 2017 would gain nominations in this year’s BET.

Others are J Hus (UK), Niska (France), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Stefflon Don (UK) and UK grime act Stormzy (UK).
Migos, SZA, Bruno Mars, Drake, Beyonce, JAY-Z, Cardi B and Chris Brown have all been nominated in various categories.

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. The awards are presented annually, and are broadcast live on BET. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a televised ceremony.

The BET Awards will air live on BET on June 24 from Los Angeles.

See the full list of nominees below:

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award

Beyonce
SZA
H.E.R.
Rihanna
Kehlani

Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award

Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Khalid
Daniel Caesar

Best Group Award

Migos
A Tribe Called Quest
N.E.R.D.
Rae Sremmurd
Chloe X Halle

Best Collaboration Award

Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Future & Beyonce – Top Off
Cardi B feat. 21 Savage – Bartier Cardi
French Montana feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – LOYALTY.

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award

Drake
Kendrick Lamar
DJ Khaled
Jay-Z
J. Cole

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award

Cardi B
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
DeJ Loaf
Rapsody

Video of the Year Award

Drake – God’s Plan
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Migos feat. Drake – Walk It Talk It

Video Director of the Year Award

Benny Boom
Director X
Ava Duvernay
Chris Brown
Dave Meyers

Best New Artist Award

SZA
H.E.R.
Daniel Caesar
GOLDLINK
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly – I’ll Find You
Snoop Dogg feat. B. Slade – Words Are Few
Ledisi & Kirk Franklin – If You Don’t Mind
Marvin Sapp – Close
Tasha Cobbs Leonard feat. Nicki Minaj – I’m Getting Ready

The Best International Act Award

Booba (France)
Cassper Nyovest (SA)
Dadju (France)
Davido (Nigeria)
Distruction Boyz (SA)
Fally Ipupa (Dr. Congo)
J Hus (UK)
Niska (France)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Stefflon Don (UK)
Stormzy (UK)

Best Actress Award

Tiffany Haddish
Lupita Nyong’o
Issa Rae
Angela Bassett
Letitia Wright
Taraji P. Henson

Best Actor Award

Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan
Donald Glover
Sterling K. Brown
Denzel Washington
Daniel Kaluuya

Young Stars Award

Yara Shahidi
Ashton Tyler
Caleb McLaughlin
Lonnie Chavis
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown

Best Movie Award

Black Panther
Girls Trip
A Wrinkle in Time
Detroit
Mudboung

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Skylar Diggins-Smith
Candace Parker
Elana Meyers Taylor

Sportsman of the Year Award

Stephen Curry
LeBron James
Kevin Durant
Dwayne Wade
Odell Beckham Jr.

Album of the Year Award

DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
CTRL – SZA
4:44 – Jay-Z
Culture II – Migos
Black Panther: The Album – Kendrick Lamar & Various Artists
Grateful – DJ Khaled

BET Her Award

Janelle Monae – Django Jane
Lizzo – Water Me
Mary J. Blige – Strength of a Woman
Remy Ma feat. Chris Brown – Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)
Chloe X Halle – The Kids Are Alright
Leikeli47 – 2nd Fiddle

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

SZA feat. Travis Scott – Love Galore
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Drake – God’s Plan
Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj – Motor Sport
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

MOESHA BOUDONG POPS UP IN GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM EXAMS

Actress and Photo Model Moesha Boduong, has made her way into examination question set for students of the Ghana Institute Journalism.

In section C of the Journalism questions sighted, instructs GIJ Level 400 students to analyze the interviews granted on Delay’s Show and to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour by Moesha Boduong.

The question reads:

The photo model, recently in an interview with CNN’s Amanpour revealed that the state of Ghana’s economy has pushed her to sleep with a married man in order to survive.

She narrated that she has been having sex with the man primarily to pay for her apartment and other stuff.

“Ghana our economy is such that you just need someone to take care of you because you can’t make enough money as a woman here,” she said.

“When you want to get an apartment, in Ghana you pay two years in advance and I just started working, where will I get the money. He takes care of me, my financial stuff, my apartment, my car, my rent, everything.” she explained.

According to her, the man in return wants her to stay faithful to her.

“He expects me to be loyal and just to date him only and give him sex when he wants.You can’t say no.You have to give him what he wants otherwise he is going to think you are cheating on him”, she added.

Moesha Boduong was featured on an episode on the CNN show called ‘Sex & Love Around the World’ on the topic “When being a mistress is a financial decision”.

The socialite has apologised to Ghanaians over recent comments on CNN. However, there were chorus of condemnation for her unfortunate claims on the international news platform[CNN] barely 24hrs after the release of that production. Bodoung, after a lot of reflections posted on her instagram page and apologized to all for making such statement which has denigrated Ghanaian women.

She is the Brand Ambassador for a new skin care product, V- Mark Stretch Mark Remover.

Source: Kasapafmonline.com

photos: JOHN DUMELO’S TRADITIONAL WEDDING

Actor John Dumelo is off the market as he is now married to his long time girlfriend, Mawunya.

The traditional marriage ceremony which was attended by friends and family was held at Spintex, Accra on Saturday May 12, 2018.

Some of the familiar faces present at the ceremony include: Kwame A Plus, actress Jackie Appiah, Nadia Buari, Prince David Osei, Yvonne Nelson, Yvonne Okoro, Joselyn Dumas, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Edem, Coded of 4X4, Elikem Kumordzi, Beverly Afaglo, Roselyn Nggisah, Ramsey Nouah from Nigeria among others .

See more photos from the all-white ceremony:

Source: NKONKONSA.com