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OKAY FM INTRODUCES “WEDNESDAY LIVE” WITH ABEIKU SANTANA

Highlife is a music genre that originated in Ghana. It uses the melodic and main rhythmic structure of traditional Akan music, but is played with Western instruments.

In recent times, many pundits have expound that any musician who cannot play live are not greats and this has compelled many young musicians to reconsider their acts and start collaborating with bands and band groups alike.

It is evident thus far that, there have been numerous performance locations through the country. There are regional cultural centers, which serve as the hub of neo-traditional activities.

Major hotels and pubs provide spaces for small combo bands to perform at Friday nights and the weekends. A tap on the shoulders of the brains behind Abrantie Spot, +233 Bar & Grill, Pianobar, Fridays, Chez Afrique, Kiki bees, Carbon, Republic bar in Accra, Echoes Valley, +2 Pub & Kitchen in Kumasi. Hans Cottage in Cape Coast, Gold Spot in Takoradi etc.

These bands including the Patchbay, Ohia beye ya, The Character, Kente band, Asa band, Palmwine Ensemble, Safoa band, Dela  Botri and Hewale band, Abizaa Band, Deep Wave and others provide us with great entertainment as the repertoire cut across different genres but try to maintain the organic nature of our highlife music.

However most of these bands and groups have started their own projects similar to major artiste and labels but have been adequately promoted to help open multiple streams of income to improve their sets, they have backed, supported, played and toured with almost every artistes in the country so deserve a lot more encouragement, opportunities and promotion across all the media channels including radio.

Radio is the oldest and most important medium to spread music. Bands today still rely on the radio to support their music so people will want to but into their vision.

People listen to music for a variety of reasons. Some listen to music to relax in which it serves as a sort of escape from everyday life, some because they are a fan and follow a certain artist, and others because they can relate the lyrics to their own personal experiences. Whichever the case may be, music has and continues to serve an important role in people’s lives.

Okay FM and it’s partners have started a new program dubbed “Wednesday Live’ as a one stop shop experinec for all music lovers and the world, the big idea of Wednesday live on 101.7 fm is to promote bands and groups as they are left out in the promotion of organic and authentic music on radio, encourage more young students to study music and foster collaboration between music artiste and band groups.

EMELIA BROBBEY DENIES SNATCHING SOMEONE’S HUSBAND

Actress Emelia Brobbey is not happy about reports that she has snatched the husband of a young lady in U.K.

Yen.com.gh reported days back that the Kumawood actress has “‘stolen’ the husband of a young lady who resides in the United Kingdom and the issue has caused a stir on Instagram. According to an Instagram page known as ‘Thosecalledcelebs’, the actress is noted to have snatched the married man from a lady who is believed to have children with the man.”

But the top actress reacting to the allegation in an interview with Zionfelix.net said the publication is false.

Emelia who did not sound happy about the story told this website that she knows nothing about the claim so she is very sure that it is a plot to tarnish her image.

The actress cum movie producer dared any lady who has facts that she, Emelia Brobbey has come for her husband to come out and shame her.

Sometime last year, the actress went on an international premiering tour with her self-produced movie, ‘Adanfo Bone’.

Apart from acting, Emelia Brobbey, a mother of two, is noted for her entrepreneurial strength. She has a mineral water company known as ‘Start’ mineral water.

Source: Zionfelix.net

EMELIA BROBBEY ACCUSED OF SNATCHING UK BASED WOMAN’S HUSBAND

Actress Emelia Brobbey has been accused of snatching a UK based woman’s husband.

According to Instagram page known as ‘Thosecalledcelebs’, the actress is noted to have snatched the married man from a lady who is believed to have children with the man.

Sometime last year, the actress went on an international premiering tour with movie, ‘Adanfo Bone’. Apart from acting, Emelia Brobbey, a mother of two, is noted for her entrepreneurial strength. She has a mineral water company known as ‘Start’ mineral water.

Emelia has been accused of snatching other women’s husband on several occasions in the past but she denies it, any time such allegations come up.

 

JAPEKROM NOW DECLARED INDEPENDENT FROM DROBO

The Omanhene of Japekrom traditional area of the Brong Ahafo Region, Okatakyie Amoa Aturu Nkonkonkyia (ii) at a press conference in Accra today expressed worry about the misrepresentation of Japekrom as Drobo.

According to the President of the Japekrom traditional council, the geographical location of the Capital of the Jaman South District/Municipal Assembly is Japekrom. And added the lands on which the Drobo residents are occupying is all for the people of Japekrom which court judgement has vindicated them.

He added, many individuals deal directly with Drobo Traditional council on matters regarding the Japekrom stool Lands which is not right.

He however,stressed that from hence fourth Japekrom should be treated as such with the recognition. This follows calls by  the Drobo traditional Council recently.

EBONY’S TRIBUTE CONCERT SET FOR MARCH 23

The day of Ebony’s wake would be a dual vigil/tribute concert, the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has announced.

At the La International Trade Fair Centre on Friday, March 23rd, Ebony would be celebrated and remembered one last time before she takes her final journey out of this world.

Obour revealed this info at a presser held by the Union last Friday at the Accra International Conference Centre.

According to him, some of the biggest artists in the land would make an appearance at the tribute concert/vigil.

Ebony’s final funeral rites would be held the next day, March 24th, at the forecourt of the State House in Accra, before her burial at the Osu Cemetery.

ZYLOFON MEDIA CEO APOLOGISES TO STONEBWOY

CEO of Zylofon Media, Nana Appiah Mensah has apologised to Dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Setekla popularly known as Stonebwoy and his management over the recent attack on the artiste and his team.

It was reported that Stonebwoy and some officials of his record label, Zylofon Music were engaged in a scuffle Saturday.

The officers, according to reports had gone to the premises of the Champs Bar in Accra where Stonebwoy was having a show to take back a car alleged to have been given to him by the company.

The Zylofon team led by Artiste and Repertoire Manager for Zylofon Music, Lawrence Nana Asiamah aka Bulldog approached Stonebwoy’s team and asked that the cars which were branded in Zylofon insignia were taken away.

The clash between the two teams, reports suggest led to the firing of gunshots.

Meanwhile, the “Dirty Enemies” singer has explained that he fired the gunshots to defend himself “of any gruesome attack that may have been launched on him”.

Many Ghanaians who have been following the misunderstanding between the artiste and his label are not happy at the turn of events.

While some have condemned Zylofon Media of being unprofessional in handling the current situation, others have also labelled the employees of the firm as incompetent and incriminating Stonebwoy due to the signing of Shatta Wale. But reacting to the issue, Nana Appiah Mensah described the incident as “unfortunate” and strongly condemned the perpetrators.

In a tweet he wrote, “I apologize to team @stonebwoyb and all well wishers for the unfortunate ill incident that occurred. The transport manager exercised a discretion characterized by reflex and over exuberance. An act I vehemently condemn and discourage from our society.”

Source: NKONKONSA.COM

STONEBWOY BREACHED HIS CONTRACT – Bulldog Speaks

Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as Bulldog who is the head of Artistes & Repertoire (A&R) at Zylofon Media has finally opened about his alleged attack on one of the label’s artistes – Stonebwoy.

Bulldog in an interview on Zylofon FM this morning, has narrated what really happened before, during and after the confrontation with Stonebowy and his team at Champs bar inside Paloma Hotel in Accra in Saturday March 10, 2018.

Bulldog revealed among other things that Stonebwoy breached his contract with Zylofon Media and that is what started everything going on now between Zylofon Media and the “Hero” Singer.

Listen to his interview below”

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

ASAMOAH DENIES REPORTS OF BAILING OUT STONEBWOY FROM ZYLOFON MEDIA

Captain of Black Stars Asamoah Gyan has dismissed reports making rounds that he (Asamoah Gyan) and his management are trying to bailout Dancehall musician Stonebwoy with $2 million from Zylofon media.

This comes in the wake of reports of tension between Stonebwoy and Zylofon media after the signing of his ‘rival’ Shatta Wale unto the same label.

Over the weekend it was reported that the Dancehall musician Stonebwoy and Zylofon’s artist manager, Bulldog, got engaged in an altercation on Saturday night at the Champs Bar in Accra which ended in gunshots being fired.

But In a statement signed by Sammy Anim Addo and copied to GhanaWeb, the management states that the Captain Asamoah Gyan has a very good personal and working relationship with the Dancehall artiste and the CEO of Zylofon media Nana Appiah Mensah which the Asamoah Gyan team is interested in keeping same positively strong and ongoing.

“We are asking the publishers to retract and withdraw the fake news from circulation immediately. Mr Asamoah Gyan hasn’t been approached by any representation from Stonebwoy nor does he want to engage in controversy (if any) between the said artiste and the Zylofon Media” the statement said further.

Read below the full statement

The management of Mr. Asamoah Gyan’s Office have read the false or fake news which places Mr. Gyan into the Stonebwoy and Zylofon Media “fracas.” 

We want to state emphatically that Mr. Asamoah Gyan has very good personal and working relationship with Stonebwoy and Mr. Nana Appiah, the CEO of Zylofon Media. Mr. Asamoah Gyan is deeply interested in keeping same positively strong and ongoing.

We are asking the publishers to retract and withdraw the fake news from circulation immediately. Mr. Asamoah Gyan hasn’t been approached by any representation from Stonebwoy nor does he want to engage in controversy (if any) between the said artiste and the Zylofon Media.

We have drawn our legal team’s attention to this fake news and palpable untruth. Effective today we are advising the publisher(s) of this story to desist from circulating this falsehood and to retract and apologize to Mr. Asamoah Gyan immediately. 

We need good press and information on and about the public spirited and selfless works Mr. Asamoah Gyan continues to undertake or perform for our country, Mother Ghana.

Signed
Sammy Anim Addo

video: AMEYAW DEBRAH AND HIS WIFE TAKE THEIR FIRST DANCE

Ghanaian celebrity Blogger, Ameyaw Kissi Debrah and his beautiful wife walked down the aisle over the weekend.

Following the couple’s traditional marriage ceremony which occurred on Tuesday, March 6th, Ameyaw Kissi Debrah and Elsie Darkoa Yobo had their “white” wedding ceremony on Saturday, March 10th, 2018.

The ceremony was held at the Trade Fair Center in Accra, and was well attended by both the bride and groom’s friends and family.

After they exchanged their vows, it was time for the couple to dance together for the first time as a couple.
As it turned out, things didn’t go exactly as planned, and it appears that when the time came for the two lovebirds to take to the floor for the first dance the ceiling briefly caught on fire due to the fireworks. Bt Ameyaw and Elsie were unperturbed, as they would not allow anything to mar their special day.

Checkout Ameyaw Debrah and his wife Elsie Darkoa Yobo on the dance floor:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

CELEBRITY RIDE WITH ZIONELIX GOES ON TV

Popular Youtube entertainment programme, Celebrity Ride With Zionfelix will start showing on Angel TV soon.

The weekly program premieres this Saturday, March 10 on Angel TV and it will be shown each Saturday at the same time.

On ‘Celebrity Ride With Zionfelix’, the blogger and on-air personality hosts top Ghanaian stars for an executive drive around town. The 30-minute program will see the two; host and celebrity guest engage in an interesting chat among other fun activities on the road to entertain viewers.

The new intriguing ‘Celebrity Ride With Zionfelix’ show premiering on the Angel Group of Companies-owned TV station will hosts several top Ghanaian entertainers.

Renowned Ghanaian entertainment personalities who have appeared on the carpool show include Vivian Jill Lawrence, Efya, Bill Asamoah, James Gardiner, Obaapa Christy, Kuami Eugene, Joe Mettle, Kwaku Manu, Papa Kumasi, Tracey Boakye, Moesha Buodong, Piesie Esther, Mzbel, Dblack, D.cryme and many others.

The host, Zionfelix known in private life as Adomako Felix is a vivacious and hardworking, award-winning blogger and radio personality.