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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photos: SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM & INFINIX TAKE GHANAIAN AND NIGERIAN CELEBRITIES AND INFLUENCERS ON VACATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Every year, we make the resolutions: we’ll seek more fulfilling adventures, we’ll travel more, we’ll take that much-needed time off to go experience Africa, experience the world. But nope! We never do it and again, it’s a Thursday in November, the year is coming to an end, no adventures have been sought and no new knowledge of the world around us has been gained. Absolutely terrible! And we’re not having it anymore. No more excuses! So, we hope that by the time you’ve read this article, you’ll not only be inspired, but also, motivated to go ahead with those holiday plans you’ve put on hold for so long. #Travel2SA Mission Possible!

This November, South African Tourism in partnership with Infinix has challenged you to make your travel dreams come true, beginning with, *ding!* *ding!* *ding!*, SOUTH AFRICA! These two brands have gotten together to show you the best of what South Africa has to offer and to up the ante, they took the likes of Nigerian TV Presenter and Influencer, Stephanie Coker, Nigerian Actor, Mawuli Gavor, Ghanian Actresses, Joselyn Dumas and Jackie Appiah, Nigerian Singer, Adekunle Gold, Critically acclaimed Nigerian Filmmaker, Kemi Adetiba, , Bloggers, Tosin Ajibade, Noble Ezeala, Onobello, Ameyaw Debrah, Media Guru, Colette Otutesho, Acclaimed photographers, Kelechi Amadi-Obi and Kola Oshalusi, Beat FM OAP Osi Suave and many more notable persons such as Lexis Bill, Kemi Smallz, Eugene Osaf0-Nkansah, and Francis Doku. Through this incredible selection of guests, we get the chance to experience SA through magnificent lenses, and various perspectives. Of course, representing the South Africa Tourism board on this trip is Hloni Pitso, Jennifer Awoh and incoming West African lead Thekiso Rakolojane.

It is apt that South African tourism is in partnership with Infinix Mobilility for this trip. For Infinix this year has been filled with stellar achievements as they keep churning out extraordinary smartphones with amazing features No doubt they are becoming a force to be reckoned with in the tech space, particularly in Africa, and as such, it is no surprise that SAT has partnered with them to show you the best captured moments of this adventure. Within the smartphone ecosystem, they have also redefined the smartphone user experience and are gearing up to become the smartphone choice of “adventurists” and “everywherists” (like you next year, when you make those travel dreams come true!!).

This group of “adventurists” and “everywherists,” however, touched down South Africa on the 27th of November 2018 and made their way to the Drakensberg Sun Resort where they settled in whilst capturing the scenery that exuded tranquillity and beauty through its clean-cut topography. You need to follow all their stories and feeds if you haven’t been doing so. (Tagged at end of article) What we can tell you without hesitation is that South Africa is incredible. What even makes this particular trip more exciting is that they aren’t just in Jo’burg or Durban or Cape Town, shopping and eating. They are going into other amazing places that you may not hear of as frequently but are just as gorgeous – Drakensberg and Clarens as well as engaging in fun activities like wine tasting with cheese and grapes, canoeing, horse riding, and more.

The entire team also visited the Mandela Capture site, the monument where former South African President, Nelson Mandela was arrested after evading capture for 17 months in 1962. The sculpture at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site comprises 50 steel columns that are between six and 9.5 metres in height and it had the entire crew wonderstruck.

Presently,  the crew has left Drakensberg and have made their way to Clarens. The views on their way there have all left us speechless. From the magnificent maloti mountains, the green pastures surrounding it hills, the sandstone cliffs with their multi-coloured layers to the breathtaking beauty of this countryside which makes us yearn for a pastoral life.

So yeah! We’re wishing we were there right now and we know by time you see all of this, especially when you see it via the lenses of an Infinix Zero 6, we know you’ll be wishing you were there too!

Are you done reading this?! Okay. Good. What are you waiting for? Let’s make those travel dreams come true next year! SA, here we come! #MySAExperience #DiscoverSAwithZero6

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photos: YVONNE NELSON CELEBRATES HER DAUGHTER’S BIRTHDAY

Ryn Roberts, daughter of actress Yvonne Nelson, turned a year on Monday, October 29, and she was celebrated in a grand style by her mother and friends.

Yvonne shared photos and videos of Ryn with ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor, First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Majid Michel and others and expressed her utmost love to her baby girl.

According to her, Ryn’s birthday is an emotional day for her.

“We all love you. Mum, dad, granny, grand dad, booliboos love you. Happy birthday,” she also said in the video she shared on Monday.

A lot of Yvonne Nelson’s followers, friends and some Ghanaians also shared photos of Ryn to wish her happy birthday. A day to the birthday, Yvonne also organised a private party for Ryn and her friends at her East Legon Hills home in Accra.

The beautiful event on Sunday attracted a lot of children and adults. Among them were John Dumelo, Yvonne Okoro, Prince David Osei, Trigmatic, Coded of 4×4 fame, Kweku Elliot and Regina Van-Helvert.

The rest were Pearl Nyarko (Miss Malaika 2017), Belinda Dzattah, Ekow Smith Asante, Fred Nuamah, Pascal Amanfo and a host of others, including Ryn’s dad Jamie Roberts.

On Monday, Yvonne, together with Ryn and Jamie Roberts, made a donation to babies at the maternity ward of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra. She donated babies’ products and dresses to babies through their mothers at as a present from Ryn Robert to the babies on her birthday.

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photos: KANYE WEST AND KIM KARDASHIAN MEET UGANDAN PRESIDENT

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday, October 15, 2018 hosted American rapper Kanye West and his reality TV star wife Kim Kardashian at State House, Kampala.

Kanye and Kim who reportedly arrived in Uganda at Entebbe Airport on Friday 12 October 2018 are in the country to shoot a part of the rapper’s new video for an album to be released on November 23 or Black Friday while touring the East African nation.

Museveni welcomed them to the country and had discussions around boosting tourism before exchanging some gifts. Kanye brought the President some white Yeezy sneakers while Museveni handed Kim a signed copy of his book, Sowing the Mustard Seed.

Ugandans were thrilled when their President shared photos of the meeting and they urged him to bring back his rapping skills and record a collabo.

He tweeted the photos with the caption below:

“I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and @KimKardashian to Uganda. I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda’s tourism and the arts. I thank Kanye for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true Pearl of Africa”.

Some twitter users reacted to the President’s tweet:

Agaba Beso asked; “When are you releasing The Mpa Enkoni Remix?”

Ian Steve wrote; “Haha I heard museveni is a rapper, we need a remix. Kwezi kwezi remix.”

Irumba added; “I see the main muzukulu getting a collabo… .”

Meanwhile, the couple accompanied by their daughter North are booked in the exclusive Chobe Safari lodge in which he has completely taken over as other guests were asked to leave and their money refunded back to them sources say.

Kanye West and his family’s visit has excited Ugandans, especially those in tourism industry who consider it a harbinger for possible influx of foreign tourists.

Chobe is located in Murchison Falls, the largest of Uganda’s 10 national parks, and lies astride River Nile, the world’s longest river.

According to Mr Stephen Asiimwe, executive director Uganda Tourism Board, both tourists are influencers with more than a combined millions of followers on social media, internet and television.

Based on the reach of their influence, particularly among the wealthiest around the world, Uganda hopes their visit will inspire many of their associates to visit and spur local tourism.

“It is going to have a ripple effect and people around the world will look out for Uganda as a place to visit. It is good for branding and visibility,” Mr Asiimwe added.

Uganda earns $1.2b (Shs5 trillion) from the tourism, according to government figures, making the sector one of the country’s top foreign exchange earners.

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photos: FIRST LADY OF GHANA WELCOMES MELANIA TRUMP

First Lady  of America, Melania Trump has arrived in Ghana’s capital, Accra begin to a four-country tour of Africa.

The tour will focus on promoting health care and education programmes run by US foreign aid organisation USAid.

She will also visit Kenya, Malawi and Egypt to foster diplomatic relations.

In February, a row broke out after President Donald Trump allegedly used the word “shithole” to describe African nations.

Mrs Trump’s week-long trip to the continent is seen as helping to heal some of the divisions.

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photos: ACTOR EDDIE NARTEY MARRIES

Actor, director and movie producer, Eddie Nartey on Saturday September 22, 2018, tied the knot with Vida Danso.

The wedding was held privately at Trassaco Valley in Accra. In attendance were friends and loved ones from the entertainment industry including Prince David Osei, Pascaline Edwards, Juliet Ibrahim, Sonia Ibrahim, among others.

The entertainment industry has witnessed a lot of weddings this year, with the likes of Sarkodie, Becca, John Dumelo and Bibi Bright walking down the aisle.

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photos: OKYEAME KWAME HOLDS LISTENING SESSION FOR ‘MADE IN GHANA’ ALBUM

Ghana’s Rap Dacta, Okyeame Kwame, has held a listening session of his upcoming album for stakeholders in the music industry ahead of its release.

The session which took place at the Roots Apartment Hotel in Accra on Monday 17th September, 2018 was attended by the media, music analysts, musicians and dignitaries from the corporate world.

Eight songs from the 10-track album were played to the audience. They were therefore given the opportunity to assess the songs and make suggestions for consideration before the album is finally released on 14th December, 2018.

The album features Afriyie Wutah, Kurl Songs, Kwan Pa band, Wiyaala, Yaa Yaa, Atongo Simba and Fancy Gadam.

Others are Wulomei, Kidi, Ebo Taylor, Feli Nuna and Kuami Eugene.

The songs represent the 10 regions and their cultures, bringing rhythms together through music, videos and paraphernalia.

According to Okyeame Kwame, the purpose of the ‘Made In Ghana’ project is to imbue a sense of national pride, foster music tourism and expose indigenous music fusion.

Broadcaster Abeiku Santana, venerated highlife artiste Rex Omar, astute music producer Mark Okraku Mante Kojo Akoto Boateng of Citi FM and General Manager of Gh One TV Astus Ahiable were among some of the stakeholders who graced the programme.

Speaking at the session, Abeiku Santana who is also a tourism advocate highlighted the significance of the ‘Made In Ghana’ album to tourism in Ghana.

“Let’s commend Okyeame Kwame for celebrating the pride of Ghana by bringing cultures of the regions in one album,” he said.

The first single of the ‘Made In Ghana’ album will be released in October, 2018. Most importantly, one song will be launched every month at a location in the home region of the featured artiste. Okyeame Kwame is known for hit songs like ‘Woara,’ ‘Sika,’ ‘Faithful,’ ‘Small Small,’ among others.

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photos: CELEBS AT GLITS STYLES AWARDS 2018

Glitz Africa held its annual award show, “Glitz Style Awards”, on Saturday September 1, 2018 at the plush Movenpick Ambassador Hotel  in Accra, Ghana.

The event, hosted by Idia Aisien from Nigeria and Ghanaian Actor/Fashion Designer, Elikem Kumordzie, was held to honor individuals setting fashion trends in Ghana and across the African continent.

The event was attended by Becca, Efya, Zynnell Zuh, Anita Akuffo, Juliet Ibrahim, Sister Deborah, Eazzy, King Promise, Efia Odo, Eazzy, Gloria Sarfo, Martha Ankomah and more.

The glamorous event organised by Glitz Africa, also sought to strengthen the growing fashion industry by establishing, developing and promoting international industry standards here in Ghana.

The event, according to the organisers, is an opportunity for the fashion industry to celebrate and promote the extraordinary creative talents in Ghana and across the African continent.

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photos: BECCA MARRIES NIGERIAN BUSINESSMAN

Becca, born Rebecca Acheampong, on Saturday August 18, 2018 got married to her Nigerian boyfriend, Tobi Sanni Daniel.

They tied the knot on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at a secret location in Ghana without media attendance.

Tobi Sanni Daniel, 41, has been described as a ‘rich’ Nigerian banker and entertainment executive. He owns the company, State of the Mind Entertainment, which manages artistes like Ice Prince Zamani and manages entertainment accounts for major institutions.

His photos on social media showed him posing with superstars Jay Z, Snoop Lion (Snoop Dogg) and others.

He studied Business Administration at the University of Ilorin (BSC with Honours) and has an MSC in International Business & Management University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK.

He is also an economist and worked as banker for a period of 10 years in Triumph Bank, Liberty Bank, Equatorial Trust Bank and the Bank PHB from 2000 to 2010.

His company manages the entertainment accounts of the Nigerian Ministry of Sports, Nigerian Ministry of Youth Development and Ovation Carol (under Ovation International Magazine).

Becca has managed to keep their relationship out of public eye until a few days to their marriage in Ghana.

Their marriage ceremony was strictly-by-invitation and was attended by celebrities from Ghana, some of whom were bridesmaids. Among them were Yvonne Nelson, Joselyn Dumas, Jackie Appiah, Zynnell Zuh, Soraya Mensah and a host of others.

Ghana’s Tourism Minister, Catherine Afeku, was also present as well as Becca’s former manager, Kiki Banson.

Becca, who is currently signed to Zylofon Music, recently released new songs, including ‘Na Wash’, which has huge Nigerian influence. It is now making sense to her followers why she has done that. In the past, her closeness to highlife artiste Bisa K Dei gave birth to rumours of a possible love affair between them but they both denied they were going out. She now joins the likes of rapper Sarkodie and actor John Dumelo as celebrities who have gotten married in 2018.

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official photos: SARKODIE & TRACY WHITE WEDDING

After allowing some unpleasant images from the most anticipated wedding to flood social media, official photos from the wedding ceremony of Africa’s number one Rapper Sarkodie and his wife Tracy, is finally out.

Sarkodie and Tracy had their white wedding ceremony on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at a private ceremony inside the Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra.

The traditional ceremony had already taken place on Thursday July 19, 2018 week in Tema.

Sarkodie and Tracy have been dating for over a decade and are blessed with a daughter.

Below are official photos from the marriage ceremony which took place over the weekend.

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