IT IS DISAPPOINTING HOW CORRUPTION HAS INCREASED UNDER PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO – Serwaa Amihere

Television personality, Serwaa Amihere has indicated that the president’s fight against corruption in his three years in office has been nothing but a figment of the imagination.

According to the GHOne TV news anchor, the promises President Nana Akufo-Addo made during his campaign period, particularly in relation to fighting corruption, to an extent gained him the striking victory in the 2016 elections.

While presenting her candid assessment of the Akufo-Addo-led administration, she noted that upon his assumption of office those promises have become nothing more than a charade.

She wrote, “for a president who swept to power on the back of anti-corruption, it has been disappointing watching the canker deepen with constant outbreak of scandals. He hasn’t provided the no-nonsense, all action leader against corruption that we were promised.”

“I honestly cannot recollect one instance where any corruption case was seriously tackled with the culprit…So corruption for me has been a major downside of this government.”

She made this known in a series of tweets which she captioned, “My assessment of Akufo-Addo’s government so far.”

Amongst other issues raised in her assessment were some promises President Akufo-Addo made during the build-up to the elections but has failed to fulfil them as president. She was, however, quick to add some achievements of the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government which has been impactful in lives of Ghanaians.

“Of course Free SHS has come with some challenges like overcrowding in school which has led to the double-track system that many Ghanaians do not approve of…There is Planting for Foods and Jobs which has boosted Agriculture in the country…Some stability has been brought to our macroeconomic indeces and they are all pointing in the right direction…,” she wrote.

As per usual, reactions flooded in – while others questioned why the TV personality failed to appropriately assess her piece, others followed her step and provided their opinions on the state of affairs.

I ENJOY IT WHEN MY MAN BEATS ME – Singer Ms Forson Reveals

Black Avenue Music signee, Gloria Forson, popularly known as Ms Forson has disclosed that she likes to be beaten by her man sometimes.

She said she likes men with muscles that can easily scare predators.

“You’d cry (Wo Be Su) is my new single but the whole concept was about violence against women. It’s not good but for me, I like it because it makes me feel good. Some people like it that way, others don’t,” she said.

Ms Forson added that she was married to the father of her son and had to break off to focus on herself.

Asked if she likes her man to beat her once in a while, she confirmed by saying: “he has to beat me sometimes so we make up. When he beats me, he’ll pamper me. We all have our preferences” she noted.

Ms Forson was first introduced onto the music scene at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards by Bullet when she was on the former’s Rufftown Records label.

Source: Ghanaweekend.com

“IF YOU ARE A WOMAN IN THIS INDUSTRY & MEN IN CHARGE ARE NOT ASKING YOU FOR SEX, THEN THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU” – Actress Vicky Zugah

Actress Vicky Zugah has revealed that most up-and-coming actresses who are desperate to get to the top easily give in to sexual advances from movie producers and directors.

The actress noted that the phenomenon of sex for roles is a growing canker in the movie industry and producers are using that to take advantage of young actresses.

Speaking in an interview with Naa Ashorkor on Showbiz A-Z on Joy FM Saturday, Vicky stated that the issue is on the rise and it is absolutely strange if a director does not ask an actress for sex for a role.

“Sex for roles in the movie industry is very real. I won’t lie about. It’s happened, it’s happening and it will happen again tomorrow and it’s normal,” she said.

“If you are a woman and you are in the industry and no one is asking you out like a producer, a director or someone who is in charge isn’t asking you for sex then, there is something wrong with you. This is what I think because men are attracted to what they see. If you are a fine girl, they will definitely ask you for something,” the ‘My Darling Princess’ actress explained.

“Some [up-and-coming actresses] who are very desperate. They like to get to the top in a minute, so they give it out to get what they want so it’s very real,” she revealed.

With over a decade’s experience in the movie industry, Vicky Zugah disclosed that several directors and producers have demanded sex from her before they give her a role.

Asked if she has ever given in to any of the advances, she responded in the negative and said in “most cases I lose the role.”

The mother of two, however, admitted that she has had a sexual relationship with a director but not for a role.

“You don’t have to necessarily put people in a movie just because you are sleeping with them or you are dating them; it’s not right. This is one of the reasons the industry is not progressing,” Vicky lamented.

She added that most big movies feature actresses who have slept with directors or producers, and therefore, do not deserve their roles.

“You see some people playing a certain kind of role that they don’t fit in,” she stated.

The actress, who also revealed that some directors and producers demand cash for roles, advised up-and-coming actresses to work hard if they want to get to the top.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

photos: ACTRESS TRACEY BOAKYE SHARES PICTURES WITH HER SON AT HER NEW HOUSE IN ACCRA

Actress Tracey Boakye seem to be the happiest woman on earth right now.

It’s one good thing, after the other. After successfully premiering her new movie “Baby Mama” in about 4 regions, she had a juicy $120,000 distribution deal and now she just bought her second house.

The 28-year-old voluptuous actress can’t keep calm because of the great achievements in her life currently and to top it all up, her son Yahaya turns 5 years on Tuesday August 27.

Tracey has shared pictures with her son in her new house ahead of the big Yahaya@5 celebration. Tracey have always spoken about the challenges she went through with her son and how God has seen them through all the difficult times in the past.

Kumawood actress and producer Tracey Boakye has built a new house in Accra just about a year after completing her first house in Kumasi. She name her first house in Kumasi after her first movie “Shakira” and her second house in Accra in dedicated to her latest movie “Baby Mama”.

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THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF VIRGINS IN THIS GENERATION – Diana Antwi Hamilton Insists

Unlike the perception out there that there are no virgins or maybe a handful of them in this generation, Gospel musician Diana Hamilton Antwi thinks otherwise.

According to the “Mo ne yo” singer, that perception from people being carried by people ought to be thrown out because there are lots of virgins in this generation.

Diana who was speaking on Accra-based Rainbow Radio admonished Christian women especially to work towards leading a chaste life.

She indicated that anytime they are faced with challenges, they should seek direction from God for he will grant them the needed grace and favor.

The Gospel musician recently celebrated her 14th anniversary of marriage with some sweet words and some throwback photos.

IT’S NOT BAD TO DATE A SUGAR DADDY – Fella Makafui

Actress Fella Makafui who now wants to be known as Kpando Beyonce has revealed her stand on ladies dating older men popularly referred to as sugar daddies.

Fella before making her relationship with rapper Medikal public was rumoured to be in a relationship with a sugar daddy who bought her a car and even opened up a wine shop for her in East Legon.

Speaking in an interview, Fella Makafui addressing the issue of she dating a sugar daddy revealed that in the first place the person she dated wasn’t a sugar daddy per the definition of the host.

According to Fella Makafui, it’s not even a sin in the first place to date a sugar daddy because there are two types of sugar daddies saying we have the one’s that are married and have kids as well as we have the single ones.

She went on to say that in that sense her ex-boyfriend was not married even though he was older than her and as such she didn’t see it to be a sin being a relationship with him

Explaining further, she made it clear that she knows she has not been in the industry for long to be able to achieve all that she has currently that is why people believed she was dating a sugar daddy.

But what people failed to understand is that before she became the known Fella, she used to work by selling dresses on social media before finally making an appearance in “YOLO”.

She also shot down the public assertion that Medikal is just using her and would soon dump her when he is finally down with her like how he did to Sister Deborah.

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photos: JOHN DUMELO’S WHITE WEDDING

Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo married his better half, Gift Mawuenya on Saturday May 11, 2019 in a beautiful outdoor wedding at Royal Senchi in Akosombo, Eastern region of Ghana.

The ceremony was filled with lots of happy and emotional moments, at some point the groom, John Dumelo got teary-eyed and it was just so sweet to say.

The bride, Gift was such a beauty in her custom-made dress by Ghanaian bridal designer, Pistis and her groom was equally dapper in Abrantie TheGentleman navy blue tuxedo. The ceremony was attended by a number of our favourite celebrities.

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Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

photos: MAIDEN EDITION OF GOLD COAST EXCELLENCE AWARDS HELD IN ACCRA

On the evening of Saturday 23rd March 2019, Labadi Beach Hotel was delightful as the much anticipated Gold Coast Excellence Awards finally came to life

Managing Director of Despite Media, Dr. Fadda Dickson Narh has recieved the ultimate honour at the just ended maiden edition of the prestigious Gold Coast Excellence Awards 2019, in Accra.

Dr. Fadda Dickson who manages Ghana’s biggest media brands including; Peace FM, Hello FM, Okay FM, Neat FM, UTV and Peacefmonline.com, was honoured with the Excellence In Media Management award.

Okay FM’s ‘Ekwanso dwodwo’ drivetime host, Abeiku Aggrey ‘Santana’ also won the Excellence In Media(Radio) on the night, among other winners.

The Gold Coast Excellence Awards 2019 was held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.

The event which was hosted by the ever ravishing, witty and eloquent ace newscaster, Nana Aba Anamoah, witnessed memorable performances from Rapper Okyeame Kwame, Comedian DKB among others.

The event was the first ever edition of the newly constituted awards, run by NMJ Ghana, the same agency behind the acclaimed Golden Movie Awards Africa. The awards scheme was instituted to reward Excellence in every field of endeavour in the Ghanaian society.

The event witnessed exhilarating businesses and great personalities some of which were nominees, award presenters and guests across various industries in Ghana, many with expectations of grabbing a win at the end of the night.

Hailing the beautiful night was Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited grabbing the top notch award of the night Gold Coast Excellence Awards Ultimate Firm. Additionally Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited again bagged two more awards, Malta Guinness winning Excellence in Beverage Production (Non-Alcoholic) and Guinness Foreign Extra Stout winning Excellence in Beverage Production (Alcoholic). GGBL walked away with the most number of awards, topping Ghanaian Businesses. 

Success is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution.

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Below are the award winners of The Gold Coast Excellence Awards;

EXCELLENCE IN FOOD MANUFACTURING 

• Olam Ghana Limited

EXCELLENCE IN TRAVEL &TOURISM 

• Satguru Travels Ghana Limited

EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITALITY

• Aqua Safari Resort

EXCELLENCE IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 

• Nyarkotey College of Holistic Medicine

EXCELLENCE IN BEAUTY & COSMETICS 

• First Choice Hair & Beauty

EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACUETICALS 

• Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited

EXCELLENCE IN AUTOMOBILE & AUTOMATION 

• Auto Parts Ghana Limited

EXCELLENCE IN EVENTS AND EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING AGENCY 

• BTL Marketing Solutions Ghana

EXCELLENCE IN BEVERAGE PRODUCTION (NON-ALCOHOLIC) 

• Malta Guinness

EXCELLENCE IN BEVERAGE PRODUCTION (ALCOHOLIC) 

• Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

• Kofi Amoa-Abban – Founder & CEO of Rigworld Group

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA (RADIO) 

• Okay FM – Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA (TV) 

• Adom Tv – Afia Pokuaa

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA (ONLINE) 

• www.ghanaweb.com

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA (PERSONALITY) 

• Santokh Singh Ram Singh – The Multimedia Group 

EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY 

• Kantanka Automobile Company Limited

EXCELLENCE IN MEDICINE/MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS/MEDICAL CONSULTANCY 

• Sam J Specialist Hospital

EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVE ARTS 

• Ruff Town Records – Music

EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE 

• KSAM Palm Oil Company

EXCELLENCE IN MAKEUP ARTISTRY 

• Alexandrina Make Up 

ULTIMATE FIRM – 26

• Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS 

MOST PROMISING MEDIA PERSONALITY (Special Recognition)

• Albert Kwabena Dwumfour

MOST PROMISING MEDIA PERSONALITY (Special Recognition)

• Sally Akua Amoakowaa Mensah

WATER OF THE YEAR (Special Recognition)

• Bel-Aqua

MOST PROMISING MAKE UP ARTIST (Special Recognition)

• Angela Damptey (Wild Cutei

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA MANAGEMENT (Special Honourary

• Fadda Dickson
Source: NKONKONSA.com 

photos: ACTRESS OMOTOLA’S DAUGHTER GRADUATE FROM UNIVERSITY

Nigerian screen diva Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s daughter has graduated from the university.

Princess Ekeinde, who is the first child of the actress graduated with a degree in tourism and hospitality management from the Eastern Mediterranean University on Monday, January 28, 2019.

Even though her mother Omotola could not make it to her graduation ceremony, her father with other family members and friends were present to share her special moments.

Proud mother Omotola shared pictures from her baby girl’s graduation ceremony with the caption below:

“And My First Baby just Graduated!!!! Congratulations @tolar_ek !!!! 🎊🎊🎊🎈🎈🎈
It is the Lord’s Doing and it is Marvelous in Our Eyes! Thank you Lord….! Yes Lord. #Godisdoingit #TourismandHospitalityManagement #firstgraduate 😆😆😆👏🥰👏🥰 ❤❤❤”

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Source: NKONKONSA.com 

photos: D’BANJ MEETS PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDOO & OTHERS IN GHANA

Nigerian Singer Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, known by his stage name as D’banj, has paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, as part of his visit to the country.

The musician revealed the meeting with the first gentleman of the land was centered on issues pertaining to the arts and entertainment industry.

D’banj shared photos of him with the President in his office at the Jubilee House in Accra on his Instagram page on Monday, January 7, as the country marked its debut Constitution Day celebration.

The BET Award-winning artiste expressed his excitement about having a met with the President stating that it was a great opportunity for both parties to discuss and devise a way to “take the creative industry to the next level” from 2019 this year.

“It was an amazing meeting with the president of Ghana,” he says. “Can’t wait to share with you all what’s coming. Content is the New Crude.”

Apart from having a private meeting with the president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, he also met the President’s Secretary – Nana Asante Bediatuo, Hollywood actor Boris Kodjoe, British Supermodel Naomi Cambell, Ghanaian Real Estate mogul Nana Kwame Bediako, Fashion Designer Ozwald Boateng  Miss Universe Ghana 2017 Ruth Quashie among others.

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Source: NKONKONSA.com