Ghanaian artist, Emmanuel Apraku popularly known as Ray Styles is dead.
This was announced by television and radio personality, Giovanni Caleb today on his Twitter page.
A family source has confirmed the sad news to Nkonkonsa.com, adding that Ray died in India while undergoing liver surgery.
The death of the artist follows months of battle with liver cancer. Pictures of the talented artist looking sick and helpless had hit social media in August 2020, drawing attention to his urgent need for surgery.
Emmanuel Apraku was in need of £40,000 to undergo urgent surgery. While a GoFundMe account was set up on Wednesday, August 19 to raise $55,000 to support Emmanuel, a tweet via his handle said the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo had donated $20,000 to help cover the cost of his treatment.
The development resulted in some celebrities taking to their social media platforms to solicit funds for the talented young man.
Through the collaborative effort of social media users and celebrities his family was able to raise funds beyond the targeted £40,000 needed for the surgery. But sources close to the family say he passed on today.
Among other things, Ray Styles is known to actively support numerous social awareness campaigns through his art.
Renowned Sound Engineer, Songwriter and Singer Nacee, has asserted that if gospel music did not exist, death tolls across the world would have been higher than is recorded now.
He said during a phone interview on Happy FM’s social and religious programme ‘Nsem Pii’ that there would have been lots of suicides and even issues escalating from politics and governance but gospel music has helped to hold people down as well as control suicides and petty fights.
“Gospel music is just like a pastor preaching to you at church. Gospel musicians get inspiration from these preachings or from the Bible or someone’s story so if they record that in a song and it is played on this platform for instance, your audience will hear it and if one of them is suicidal, he could change his mind”, he said.
He mentioned, in accordance to this that a gospel musician’s stand is even more delicate because they need more support to spread the gospel to larger audiences so as to save more lives and encourage peace through their music.
Nacee furthered, “Gospel music has helped people to realize that there is God and that we must believe in Him. Gospel music has helped to bring families together, settle people’s differences and it has helped people in their religious life and with their connection to God”.
Actress and social media star, Efia Odo, has indicated that being famous in Ghana does not actually come with any monetary benefits.
Efia Odo took to her Twitter wall to bemoan the kind of economic system that had bedeviled our part of the word.
She went on to indicate that someone working in McDonald’s in America was making more money than many celebs in Ghana.
According to her, even though people walk around with celeb status, they were still struggling to make ends meet.
She then indicated that the reason for such disparities in economies was the leadership problem and asked that all leaders in the country be fired for there to be a reset of mindset.
Efia Odo wished for there to be new-age minded people to be put at the helm of affairs of the country.
Her tweet read: “Somebody working in McDonalds in America makes more money than most of us celebs in Ghana. Ghana fame brings no money! All this fame and Artists are struggling. The people in position all need to be fired and new age minded people need to be hired. We need a reset button !”
Many fans and followers of the actress and social media goddess could not agree more as they shared stories of their relatives working abroad making millions of cedis.
In yet another tweet, Efia Odo stated: “There’s no future for us, on God. How much do teachers, bankers, doctors make in Ghana?? It’s either you come from a good home or you’re doing fraud. Our structure in every aspect is horrible!”
This time Efia Odo compared the monthly salaries of some professions in Ghana and stated that unless one was from a wealthy home or into fraud, the system would end up frustrating you.
Rapper Donzy known in real life as Elias Ewusi Essel has held a beautiful naming ceremony for his twin babies after they returned to the country following their birth in America.
The rapper was blessed with a boy and a girl set of twins not too around July 2020 and he took to social media to make the announcement as he welcomed them into his life.
As per tradition, he has introduced the young babies to the rest of the world during their outdooring ceremony held in his home.
Among the many stars to come and support Donzy on this were Highest rapper Sarkodie believed to be an uncle to the kids, Article Wan and Akuapem Poloo.
Photos from the naming ceremony saw the stars all dressed in beautiful white apparels as they showed up at the naming ceremony in support of Donzy.
After the event, Donzy along with his twin daughter, was seen posing in photos with some of the attendees of the programme.
Later photos saw the whole family posing for a memorable photo which would be cherished forever. Another photo showed Article Wan posing with Akuapem Poloo as they beamed with smiles. Akuapem Poloo also was seen in yet another shot with Sarkodie at the event.
Donzy welcomed twins in the United States of America as he took to his social media handle to break the news that he had become a father.
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Ghanaian politician, businessman and Assin Central’s Member of Parliament for the New Patriotic Party, Kennedy Agyapong has added his voice to the “Papa no” saga.
According to the maverick politician, Tracy is a cheap celebrity who slept with musician A-Plus and one of his boys.
Speaking on Net 2 TV on The Seat with Kweku Annan, Kennedy Agyapong opened fire and threw some heavy bombs at Kumawood actress Tracy Boakye, claiming that A-Plus slept with Tracy Boakye and refused to give her a dime.
“You Tracy Boakye didn’t you go out with A-Plus, didn’t you sleep with him, you begged him for money. He didn’t give it to you”, the Assin Central MP fired.
According to him A-Plus even blackmailed Tracey after having an affair with her.
He said: “you came from Kumasi to sleep with A Plus. He even blackmailed you afterward. Told you even his wife is aware he has had an affair with you”
Tracy Boakye has made news headlines in Ghana recently for all the wrong reasons. She came out in a self-made video to throw jabs at musician Mzbel for snatching her supposed boyfriend “Papa no”.
Mzbel retaliated in a live video too which led to some back and forth and serious revelations. Just when everybody thought it was all over and Tracey is about to enjoy some peace, Kennedy Agyapong comes with a banger.
First official photos from award-winning Gospel musician Joe Mettle’s traditional marriage has emerged online.
The musician got married to his girlfriend, Salomey Selasie Dzisa at a classy ceremony in Tema today August 13, 2020.
In the photo, Joe Mettle was dressed in burgundy-like Kaftan wear with a traditional touch to his apparel while his groomsmen, numbering six, wore white Kaftans.
Celebrities present at the engagement ceremony includes; actress Nana Ama McBrown, actor Majid Michel and others.
While SP Kofi Sarpong, Cece Twum, Cindy Thompson, Nii Okai and others performed.
The white wedding of Joe Mettle is expected to take place at Tema as confirmed on the invitation card this Saturday August 15, 2020.
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Award-winning Ghanaian actress Gloria Sarfo has responded to hate claims made by Yvonne Nelson against her in their rending banter on social media.
Yvonne Nelson has made a series of tweets in that past few days calling out the players in the Ghanaian entertainment players for being unsupportive, full of hate and jealousy.
Gloria stated on Instagram that the hate claim levelled against her was not a trait she ascribed to.
“I have NEVER HATED on anybody in my life, NOT EVEN my WORST ENEMY, or even THOSE WHO HURT, AND SPITE me IN MY FACE, NEVER! (That’s why I mostly pity those who think I would have issues with them, simply because of how they feel and act towards me)”, she wrote.
According to the actress, hate was a very strong word and a powerful tool that contributes to failure in life, hence she always seeks to avoid that word.
She further stated emphatically that she was in a competition with no one.
“I AM NOT IN COMPETITION with anybody, regardless who you are. The ONLY PERSON I’M IN COMPETITION with is MY OLD Self I GROW through what I GO THROUGH!!” she wrote.
She further stated that even though she had being despised and called names, she did not fret as she still receives movie roles from “DISCERNING” producers who believed in her “PURE TALENT” and chooses “PROFESSIONALISM” over “FAMILIARITY”.
She advised her colleagues to be humble because humility was the key to success.