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

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.

SHATTA WALE IS BIGGER THAN PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO – Bulldog

Artiste Manager, Bulldog says dancehall artiste Shatta Wale is bigger than the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Speaking in an interview with Halifax Ansah Addo on Okay FM‘s mid-morning entertainment show ”Best Entertainment”, Bulldog explained that his artiste Shatta Wale has got the charisma to pull the masses than the President.

Days ago, Shatta Wale was at Hitz FM when a super fan who happens to be a mini van (trotro) driver trooped into the studios to gush about his idol.

Following what many have described as touching as the super fan nearly brought Shatta Wale to tears, the artiste stormed Circle on foot and pulled a massive crowd.

According to Bulldog, Shatta Wale is too big that he would steal the show if it were the President holding a rally at Circle in Accra.

Shatta Wale is bigger than Nana Akufo-Addo…in terms of popularity. What we do as entertainment people or people on TV, we’re miles ahead of all these politicians,” he stated.

SARKODIE & SAMINI ASK FOR 4MORE FOR NANA AKUFO-ADDO

Ghana’s BET Award-winning Rapper Michael Owusu Addo, known professionally as Sarkodie and African Dancehall King, Samini have asked their fans and followers to give President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo the chance for a second term in office in this year’s elections.

In his new song titled ‘Happy Days’, featuring Kuami Eugene, Sarkodie indicated that Akufo-Addo has implemented a number of good policies that are benefitting all Ghanaians.

According to the “Brighter Day” Rapper, these policies, include the free Senior High school as well as the uninterrupted power supply to homes and industry. Adding that Ghanaians did not enjoy these policies that are being witnessed currently during the previous NDC administration.

“We all spoke against the dumsor (erratic power supply) and the high inflation rate and so if these have been solved at the moment with Ghanaians also enjoying free SHS, then all I can say is that Nana Akufo-Addo should continue for another four years,” he said in the song.

MOBO award-winning Dancehall artist Samini has also endorsed President Akufo-Addo for a second term in his song titled “Kpoyaka” in which he reechoed the achievements of the president ranging from the agric, service, manufacturing and industry sectors of the economy.

“Nana show boy is number one on the ballot, Nana continues with the work because you have delivered,” Samini said.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

I HAVE NEVER DISCUSSED MZBEL WITH MY HUSBAND BECAUSE IT’S NOT IMPORTANT – Nana Ama McBrown

When musician Mzbel appeared on UTV’s United Showbiz last Saturday, there must have been many who wondered if the host Nana Ama McBrown was comfortable with her there.

This is because of the history between Mzbel and Nana Ama’s husband Maxwell Mensah; they dated some years ago and the musician has not shied away from talking about it during interviews.

Well for those who wondered, there is nothing to be worried about because Nana Ama says she has nothing against Mzbel. Speaking with Fiifi Pratt on Kingdom FM on Thursday, Nana Ama said she had never discussed Mzbel with her husband.

“I don’t need to discuss Mzbel with my husband because it is not important to me. They had something to do in the past and I don’t see how relevant or prudent it will be for me to discuss her with my husband.

“I dated Okyeame Kwame in the past but Annica married him and I also married Maxwell who also dated Mzbel.

“Mzbel has not attacked me and I have no issues at all with her so that perception that I have something against her has to be erased. Having Mzbel on my show was for the betterment of the industry.

“She came over, we spoke and since then we have never spoken. Having Mzbel on my show was probably the fourth time I have seen her in my entire life,” she said.

Nana Ama continued that Mzbel broke up with Maxwell two years before they met, so she had nothing to do with their breakup.

“Everyone has an ex and there is no big deal. Some years ago, Mzbel and I met on set and we just exchanged greetings. I didn’t even know Maxwell at that time and since then we have not spoken. I don’t have any problem with any celebrity including Mzbel and that’s the reason my show is always packed with celebrities,” she added.

Talking about her show, Nana Ama said she calls all her guests herself because of the personal relationship she has with them.

“All the celebrities who come on my show never disappoint me because they know I am not here to say anything bad about them,” she said.

ENTERTAINERS NEED TO GO INTO POLITICS TO PUSH FOR OUR INTEREST – Majid Michel

Actor Majid Michel has called for the need for more stakeholders in the creative arts industry to consider entering into politics to solve problems of their industry that requires political willpower to do so.

Speaking on United Showbiz on UTV on Saturday, he said the creative arts industry can’t force any government to do what they want without a number of them taking roles in government to influence it.

He indicated that every government has areas it is interested in and can’t be forced to like creative arts if it (government) doesn’t have an interest in it (creative arts).

“Mahama, if his personal interest as a leader is airport, that is where his passion is. Maybe Nana Addo’s personal interest is education. So he says free education. It comes down to the leader’s personal interest. So we need a leader who will say I love cinemas or film and in my time this is what I will do. But if you creatives are imposing your interest and he doesn’t like film and everyone in his government doesn’t like film and sees no reason why they should invest…That is why we need to go into politics. We need to go into politics to solve the problems that bother us,” Majid stated when he was questioned about government’s contribution to the movie industry.

Currently, a few creative arts personalities are seeking to go to Parliaments as MPs while others are playing minor roles in government.

Actors John Dumelo and Ebi Bright are seeking to receive parliamentary approval in the upcoming 2020 general election to go Parliament, but as to whether they will be fighting the cause of creatives is another issue.

Currently, there is actress Bibi Bright, music producer Mark Okraku Mantey and movie producer Socrates Sarfo serving various positions under the current New Patriotic Party government.

But Majid thinks there is more room for improvement. He also thinks that the movie industry looks dead now because individual businessmen who used to shoot movies have stopped investing in the sector, and there is a need for all and sundry to empower the private sector to invest in the movie industry.

 

I AM NOT QUITTING COMEDY- DKB Insists

DKB has disappointed people who were jubilating over his announcement earlier this week that he was quitting comedy.

This is because the ‘King of Ghanaian comedy’ has made a U-turn, indicating he is no longer quitting.

DKB indicated that the earlier decision to say bye to the comedy industry was just a prank to ‘expose’ his enemies.

“I faked my retirement from comedy and so many people who wished my downfall were exposed, including this dim-witted blogger,” he said and refused to mention who the blogger is because he didn’t want to promote the person.

“I have two questions I need your help with; is doing comedy in Ghana a crime to receive such enormous amount of hatred? How come you’ll never find such degrading stories on Nigerian websites about Nigerian comedians,” he added in a statement to News-One.

At the moment, DKB is one of Ghana’s most relevant comedians around. Although he is doing well, he has often complained of lack of major support for the comedy industry.

He re-echoed that in a recent post that he was fed up with insults and disrespect from people after choosing to make people laugh. Then, he added that he might want to retire to save his mental health.

“I’m RETIRING from comedy. I’m tired. Enough of negativity & disrespect, I didn’t kill anyone, I just make people laugh, so why the insults in return? My mental health is important to me. So-called fans also don’t show love publicly. I’ve lifted Ghana comedy, done my part,” he had indicated earlier.

Eventually, it all turned out to be a prank he was pulling on his followers.

THERE WOULD’VE BEEN MORE DEATHS ACROSS THE WORLD IF GOSPEL MUSIC DIDN’T EXIST – Nacee

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”.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

STONEBWOY LANDS BIG MONEY MOVE DEAL; UNVEILED AS TECNO’S AMBASSADOR

Award-winning Dancehall act, Stonebwoy, known in private life as Livingstone Etse Satekla, has signed a brand new ambassadorial deal.
Stonebwoy has signed as the ambassador for Tecno Mobile, one of the leading mobile phone brands in Ghana. The Putuu hitmaker’s new deal became public after he was unveiled in the offices of Tecno on Thursday, September 10, 2020.
Details of Stonebwoy ‘s deal are yet to be revealed but it adds to a number of endorsement deals he already has.
Photos and videos from the unveiling ceremony which have popped up on social media have Stonebwoy looking smartly dressed.
Sharing a photo and video from the unveiling ceremony, Stonebwoy’s number one fan, Ayisha Modi, congratulated him saying: “Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently. Congrats @stonebwoy blood “
Stonebwoy also shared some photos and videos from the ceremony on his Instagram stories.
Source: NKONKONSA.com

NICOLE THEA AND UNBORN SON REIGN GO HOME

The final funeral rite of late 24-year-old Ghanaian YouTube influencer, Nicole Thea and her son Reign is currently ongoing today, September 5, 2020.
In videos sighted by Nkonkonsa, a hearse was seen been led by some people in a slow march to the church where the funeral was to be held.
The hearse was followed by the attendees of the solemn ceremony who were all seen wearing a touch of pink – which was a request made by the family of Nicole as a dress code.
Another video sighted saw the coffin of Nicole Thea which looked more like a woven wooden basket, being carried out of the church after the service was held. It was being taken back to the hearse where it would be sent to the cemetery for the mortal remains of the late 24-year-old dancer to be buried.
The pallbearers were none other than close relations of the late Nicole and among them was her boyfriend, Ghanaian dancer Global Boga. While the coffin was being lowered into the hearse, some people could be heard crying in the background as they bade their final goodbye to mother and child.
The major highlight of the whole funeral was a photo of Global Boga squatting in front of the coffin of Nicole and putting his hand on it as he had one last conversation with her.
Another video showed the hearse arriving at the burial grounds in the cemetery where family members and friends of the dearly departed had already gathered. Nicole Thea is reported to have died of unknown circumstances weeks to her due date.
Source: NKONKONSA.com