VGMA 2019 SLATED FOR MAY 18

The 20th edition of the prestigious Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has been slated for Saturday, May 18, at the Accra International Conference Centre after the nominees announcement came off on Friday, March 15, 2019.

The awards night will be live nationwide on TV3 and others and Africa wide on DSTV and of course Facebook live across the world, according to the organizers.

Even though there have been a lot of controversies after the release of the nominees for the awards, the CEO of Charter House, organizers of the awards, Theresa Ayoade, has stated that they expect this year’s edition to be one of the best they have seen in recent years.

The nominees jam for the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA20) will be held in Kumasi. It returns to Kumasi after it saw performances from Okyeame Kwame, Buk Bak, Stay Jay and many others 7 years ago It will be held on April 6, 20,19 at the Kumasi City Mall car park.

MAYBELLINE NEW YORK GHANA ANNOUNCES DJ CUPPY AMBASSADOR FOR GHANA & NIGERIA

Maybelline New York, the world’s leading cosmetics brand, is excited to announce Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola famously known as ‘DJ Cuppy’ as ‘MAYBELLINE IT GIRL’ for Ghana and for Nigeria.
An international DJ, Musician and Philanthropist with a rapidly increasing fan base, Cuppy is well known around the continent and recognized for her skills on the turntable, her philanthropic work and warm personality.
“As a young African female, it is an honour for me to be able to represent and join the Maybelline New York family! As a teenager, Maybelline was my first ever makeup purchase,” said Cuppy.
“It is exciting to be a voice for not only myself but for every other young girl who wants to feel appreciated and valued in their various communities. We are strong, beautiful and capable of exceeding expectations and that to me is what Maybelline stands for. I could not be prouder to represent them and make it happen.”
Cuppy joins an impressive lineup of international ‘IT GIRLS’ who have helped shape the identity of the iconic Maybelline New York brand. “Cuppy embodies the determination, passion and dream of making it happen in New York City,” said Sekou Coulibaly, Managing Director, L’Oréal West Africa.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1992, Cuppy’s musical endeavours began at a young age. By the time she turned 18, whilst attaining a BSc Economics at Kings College London, she was already producing her own tracks and DJing around the world. To this date, Cuppy’s DJ skills have taken her to over 30 countries and has allowed her to perform for Presidential Inaugurations including that of Ghana’s.
Cuppy’s open-format DJ style and unlimited genre catalogue takes audiences on an exuberant journey. She is praised for her ability to seamlessly fuse global tunes, relating with any diverse crowd. With her lovable personality and undeniable hard work ethic, she has quickly risen and continues her pop-cultured supreme lead role as an international pan-African brand. In 2015, Cuppy embarked on an 8-country tour of Africa called ‘Cuppy Takes Africa’, now a TV show on FOX. In 2017, she released her hit debut single, ‘Green Light’, which won the hearts of Cuppy fans around the world. 2018 saw Cuppy follow up with ‘Vybe’, ‘Currency’ and ‘Werk’. Also in 2018, Cuppy established her own foundation ‘Cuppy Foundation’ which makes education accessible to those less able to afford them.
Cuppy has worked with some of the biggest and most exciting international organizations and publications and is well known for her charitable and philanthropic efforts. This partnership seeks to foster inclusiveness and empower all to make it happen.
Maybelline New York launched in Ghana in 2015 and in Nigeria in 2013, taking West Africa as the fastest growing makeup brand in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2018, Maybelline New York in Ghana was named the Makeup Brand of Year during the annual Ghana Makeup Awards. In Nigeria, the brand continues to activate consumers through experiential activations. The brand continues to inspire urban women in West Africa to beauty and takes trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk.

DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING ON SOCIAL MEDIA – Moesha Bodoung

In recent times, celebrities and other social media influencers have been criticised for putting pressure on young people with the kind of lifestyles they portray, forcing them to engage in bad things but actress, Moesha Bodoung, says it is wrong for anyone to feel the need to match up to them.

“What we put out there is most of the time not the real situation, most of the news out there is not true. People, especially young girls, need to stand up for themselves and stop being deceived by the pictures or videos we put up on social media,” she told Showbiz last week.

“Look, if I travel to a place, you do not expect me to stand at a bad place and take pictures and the fact that I do that does not mean you need to kill yourself to do same. No, believe in yourself and you are good to go”.

Moesha added that, “If you allow the things that go on on social media to get to you, you will do all kinds of things and end up at places you may not like. If you want to believe everything then you will have hatred for us which will not help in any way.”

Moesha encouraged ladies to learn to be content with what they have.

“You do not find your worth in a man. Yes, you may get someone who has money and would want to lavish it on you but you need to put these monies to good use. Take it a step at a time and you will get there,” she said.

Moesha has starred in movies like Pool Party, Bloodline, Grey Dawn, Rape Case, Amakye and Dede, John and John and Everyday People. However, she is mostly known for her Instagram photos. The actress usually flaunts her voluptuous body on the social networking site.

 

 

STONEBWOY TO HEADLINE INDEPENDENCE CONCERT ON MARCH 5

Multiple award winning reggae/dancehall and afrobeats artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy, has been billed to headline the maiden edition of Independence Concert organised and hosted by Ghana’s premier 5star Hotel, Labadi Beach Hotel and Burniton Music Group.

He made this announcement today, 14th February at a press launch at the Labadi Beach Hotel. The Independence concert is scheduled for 5th March at the Labadi Beach Hotel and forms part of Labadi Beach Hotel’s Entertainment offering to its patrons and the general public as we commemorate the Year of Return and Ghana’s 62nd Independence anniversary. The event starts at 6:00pm prompt till midnight and will feature other acts such as the Bhim Band, sensational Afrobeats artiste, Kelvynboy, fast rising artiste, OV (winner of MTN Hitmaker 2018) and DJ Justice, all of the Burniton Music Group, a record label owned by Stonebwoy.

Speaking at the launch, Stonebwoy expressed his enthusiasm in being the first ever artiste to headline the event. He also hinted that the date of the event is also his birthday, as well, the Independence Concert will be his first ever concert in 2019. He therefore called on the Bhim Natives and Ghanaians at large to show up in their numbers to show support and have time.

Kelvynboy and OV also promised to give the best of performances as always. Tickets can be obtained online at TicketMiller.com, and at Joy Fm, Airport Shell, Baastona Total- Spintex, Ex-Men Grooming- East Legon and Labadi Beach Hotel. Ticket Hotlines are; 0544431213 or 0249532866 and 0302772501.

Labadi Beach Hotel as the first indigenous Five star Hotel seeks to support Talented Ghanaian acts and to encourage up and coming artistes.

 

 

NANA FREMA TO ROCK LOVERS AT “MOONLIGHT GROOVE” CONCERT ON VALS DAY  

Musician and actress Nana Frema Koranteng is set to dazzle lovers on Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2019.

Dubbed: Moonlight Groove, the sexy diva, backed by the Black band, is promising to make her performance a night to remember at the Miklin Hotel East Legon in Accra.

Nana Frema has promised that the night is sure to trigger fond memories for lovers and leave couples with impacting moments that will stay on their minds for years to come. Rosette Nana Frema Koranteng Dufie IV is an Afro soul Singer and Actress and she hails from Akuapem.

She came into the music limelight after the first ever Vodafone icons edition in 2010 and starred in quite a number of movies. She also featured on a couple of songs by known artistes out there, and boasts of tracks such as “Anger” , “Let me love you” , “Sweet boy” and “Love of my life”, which was written by Okyeame Kofi.

She took time off studio recording to focus on her live band craft which she has mastered now, and appears thus ready to show the public the stuff she is made off as an afro soul singer for almost two years now.

“I’ve been singing in the jazz pubs across the city, but now, along with my band (the black band), we are taking our Concert out of the Jazz bars and bringing it to a much Romantic place on the 14th of February,” she stated.

Quite a number have seen her art in the jazz pubs, but many more too haven’t as well. People know her as just a girl who’s undergone liposuction to look good and seek attention, but she is determined to change that perception.

“I need to change that perception and clear that thought from the minds of people . before undergoing surgery I was a Singer and I still am so people shouldn’t shy away from my talent. I have got talent and if they have any doubts they should meet me at the Moonlight Groove Concert happening at Miklin Hotel, East Legon, Accra, on the 14th and I promise they would leave with a much different perception,” she stated.

There would be other side attractions and performances from other amazing musicians, including Keche, Ephraim, Godzy, and poetry performance by actor Jeffrey Nortey.

Moonlight Groove with Nana Frema would be hosted by Tima Kumkum. With just GH₵30 for single and GH₵50 for double, the event will breathe new life into relationships and rekindle love.

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR GHANA MAKEUP AWARDS 2019

Makeup Industry Advocate, Makeup Ghana, announces the opening of nominations for the 3rd Ghana Makeup Awards, with twenty-one (21) categories available for individual and business nominations.

The Ghana Makeup Awards is an industry award for the makeup and beauty industry, aimed at fostering excellence by rewarding and celebrating pioneers, leading professionals and upcoming talent within the industry, as well as businesses and brands who are contributing to economic growth.

The 3rd Ghana Makeup Awards is being held as part of Makeup & Beauty Week 2019, a week-long celebration of the makeup and beauty industry, scheduled for May 9th – May 11th, 2019. The process for the 3rd Ghana Makeup Awards will run from now until early May and is scheduled as follows:

Nominations & Shortlisting of Nominees – February 2019
Announcement of Award Nominees – March 2019
Live Judging Tasks & Business Site Visits – March 2019
Public Voting – March & April 2019
This will culminate in a grand and glamorous Awards Night on May 11th, 2019 at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra.

Building on the first two editions, the third edition introduces new categories to better showcase and highlight budding talent in the industry and to include Ghanaians excelling outside of Ghana. Speaking on this, Rebecca Donkor, CEO of Makeup Ghana said:

“Staying true to our vision of Celebrating Artistic Excellence & Beauty and listening to our industry stakeholders, we are happy to provide more opportunities for talented individuals.

We have therefore separated Our Most Promising Makeup Artist Category into Bridal, Editorial and Special Effects. We have also introduced the Diaspora Makeup Artist of the Year Category, acknowledging that our industry and Ghana’s talent reach is global.”
Industry practitioners, businesses and brands can nominate themselves through the Awards Platform (http://bit.ly/gmanominations3rd) for eligible categories as listed below. The deadline for nomination is the 18th of February, 2019.

Makeup Artist of the Year
Best Special Effects Makeup Artist
Best Editorial Makeup Artist
Best Bridal Makeup Artist
Best Celebrity Makeup Artist
Most Promising Makeup Artist (Special Effects)
Most Promising Makeup Artist (Editorial)
Most Promising Makeup Artist (Bridal)
Diaspora Makeup Artist of the Year
Makeup Brand of the Year
Makeup Retailer of the Year
Makeup School of the Year
Ghanaian Owned Brand of the Year
Makeup Product of the Year
Skincare Product of the Year
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Makeup Blog of the Year
Makeup Vlog of the Year
Most Glamorous Celebrity
Excellence in Makeup Photography
Excellence in Hair Styling
Lifetime Achievement Award
African Makeup Icon Award
Follow all the excitement and thrills of the 3rd Ghana Makeup Awards with the hashtags: #gma3rd #ghmakeupawards on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

About Makeup & Beauty Week
The Makeup & Beauty Week is an annual week-long event to celebrate, reward and promote stakeholders in the makeup and beauty industry in Ghana, including artists, brands, retailers, wholesalers, consumers, industry advocates and public-sector partners of the makeup and beauty industry in Ghana. Participate in Makeup & Beauty Week 2019 using hashtags: #makeupandbeautyweek2019 #makeupandbeautyweek

Makeup Ghana is a social enterprise creating a unifying platform for stakeholders in the emerging and fast-growing beauty industry in Ghana. The goal is to bring together makeup professionals, makeup brands, beauty retailers and fashion & beauty content creators in Ghana, under one umbrella, to propel the industry forward.

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GOLD COAST EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2019 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!

The nominee announcement for the maiden edition of the Gold Coast Excellence Awards was held this morning Holiday Inn, Accra Airport. Hosted by esteemed radio personality Kojo Yankson.

Speaking about the scheme was Mimi Andani-Michaels, COO of NMJ Ghana. The awards scheme is named Gold Coast Excellence Awards, picking from the previous name of our beloved nation Ghana. A land filled with the precious mineral gold, the award organization sees the many outfits and persons especially all the nominees in the country to be as precious as gold in many ways, helping our country develop and shine.

Gold Coast Excellence Awards has been established to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship within the country. The premier edition of this awards scheme seeks to recognize and honor the most outstanding achievements of professionals in their field. It encapsulates various categories which cover a wide range of industries. The Awards scheme provides a comprehensive insight to the most exceptional examples of expertise that other industries can emulate and build upon.

In addition to this, the Awards also provide an excellent networking forum for all attendees and take a highly diverse look at achievements across Ghana.

The award ceremony is exclusive and prestigious, to garner national and international media exposure. The awards scheme will honor outstanding personalities and establishments.

Segments of the awards scheme.

The Category Awards – Honors outstanding personalities and Industries from various sectors based on votes from the public and the award scheme jury.

Honorary Awards – This is a form of recognition that represents a high level of respect and distinction. This is not dependent on public voting.

 

The Gold Coast Excellence Awards recognize the best in the Ghanaian community. By entering these awards you can:

  • Let your reputation flourish
  • Celebrate with your peers
  • Announce your success
  • Build your brand
  • Motivate your team

 

Gold Coast Excellence Awards is designed for established business and individuals who propagate development and are exceling in their expertise. Any project that commenced in 2018, as well as projects that are ongoing could participate in the competition. However, an astounding change worthy of attention must have been attained.

Applications were only accepted online. Persons and companies were allowed to make entries on behalf of others. A committee was formed to analyze and shortlist submissions made. After the publication of the nominees the official Jury of the scheme will evaluate the nominees on the following criteria to advise their vote:

Strategy: The Jury will assess the strategic approach of each nominee and the fit between the strategy and the development of the organization, project or personality as well as the integration of the various tools.

Innovation/ Creativity: The Jury will assess the question of whether new technical or strategic methods were pursued and evaluate the creativity of the institution, project or individual both in concept and implementation.

Implementation: The Jury will assess continuity and quality of communication or dialogue of the institution or person with their clients or target group(s) as well as the management and internal organization of their activities.

Results and Efficiency: The Jury will consider the success and results of companies and projects in relation to targets, as well as the resources used towards their achievements.

There will also be public voting for nominated personalities and organizations from each category via text to help attain the winners for each category.

The Gold Coast Excellence awards is instituted by NMJ Ghana, organizers of Golden Movie Awards Africa. in collaboration with Events Hub and Logistics. NMJ Ghana is a marketing, branding and event company that seeks to help promote local companies and individuals who wish to take their businesses to the apex.

To vote for your favorite personality or institution dial *447*1957# on all networks and follow the procedure. Get going and vote now!!

Below are the nominees for the various categories;

EXCELLENCE IN FOOD MANUFACTURING – 1

  • Royal Bow Company Ltd.
  • Olam Ghana Ltd.
  • Nestle Ghana Ltd.
  • Unilever Ghana Ltd.
  • Promasidor Ghana Ltd.

 

EXCELLENCE IN REAL ESTATE – 2

  • MM Homes company ltd
  • Broll ghana ltd
  • Salem Investments ltd
  • Devtraco ltd
  • Noble Realty ltd
  • Lakeside Estate-
  • New Africa Construction ltd

 

EXCELLENCE IN TRAVEL &TOURISM – 3

  • Satguru travels Ghana ltd
  • Kaya Tours company limited
  • Travel Bureau Ghana limited
  • Land Tours Ghana

 

EXCELLENCE IN AIR TRAVEL – 4

  • Africa World Airlines-
  • Rwand Air
  • South African Airways
  • Kenya Airways
  • Royal Air Maroc

 

EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITALITY –  5

  • The Royal Senchi resort
  • Aqua Safari resort
  • Zaina Lodge
  • Movenpick Ambassador Hotel
  • Planters Lodge and spa
  • Best Western Premier

 

EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS – 6

  • Isaac Dogbe
  • Elizabeth Addo
  • Asamoah Gyan
  • Thomas Partey

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE – 7

  • Nyarkotey College of Holistic Medicine
  • Amen Scientific herbal hospital
  • Power Herbal Clinic Holistic Medicine Centre
  • Medi Moses prostrate Centre
  • Empire Herbal Centre
  • Health For All Herbal Clinic
  • Prostate Health Care

 

EXCELLENCE IN BEAUTY & COSMETICS – 8

  • Allure Beauty Clinic
  • FC Beauty Clinic
  • First Choice Beauty Center
  • Pineapple Cosmetics
  • Black Secret makeup
  • Hairsenta

 

EXCELLENCE IN TELECOMMUNICATION – 9

  • MTN Ghana
  • Aiteltigo
  • Vodafone Ghana
  • Helios Towers Ghana
  • Huawei Ghana
  • Telefonika
  • Glo Ghana

 

EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACUETICALS – 10

  • Tobinco Pharmaceuticals ltd
  • Ernest Chemist ltd
  • Danadams Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Pokupharma Limited 
  • Kinarpharma Limited
  • Bedita Pharmacy Limited

 

EXCELLENCE IN AUTOMOBILE & AUTOMATION – 11

  • Toyota Ghana Ltd
  • Autoplaza Ltd
  • CFAO Motors Ghana
  • Auto Parts Ltd
  • Japan Motors Trading Company Ltd
  • Swiss Group Ltd
  • Kantanka Automobile Company Ltd

EXCELLENCE IN EVENTS AND EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING AGENCY – 12

  • The EventPR Company Ltd
  • Event Factory Ghana Ltd
  • BTL Marketing Solutions Ghana
  • Big Ideaz Consult
  • Echo House Ghana Limited
  • Charterhouse Productions Ltd
  • EXP Ghana

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN BEVERAGE PRODUCTION (NON-ALCOHOLIC) – 13

  • Kasapreko Company Ltd
  • Gentle Giants Ltd (Vitamilk)
  • Blue Skies Ghana Ltd
  • Twiellium industrial company
  • Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited
  • Special Ice Company Ltd

 

EXCELLENCE IN BEVERAGE PRODUCTION (ALCOHOLIC) – 14

  • Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited
  • SABMiller plc. (Accra Brewery Limited)
  • Gihoc Distilleries Company Ltd
  • Kasapreko Company Ltd

 

EXCELLENCE IN BEVERAGE PRODUCTION (BITTERS) – 15

  • Agya Appiah Bitters
  • Adonko Bitters
  • Joy Dadi Bitters
  • Alomo Bitters
  • Orijin Bitters

 

EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP – 16

  • Kofi Amoa-Abban – Founder & CEO of Rigworld Group
  • Raphael Nyarkotey – Founder of Nyarkotey College Of Holistic  Medicine
  • Caroline Esinam Adzogle – Founder of Caroline University And Potters International College
  • Nana Kwame Bediako- Founder & CEO of Petronia City, New Africa Construction & Wonda World Estates-
  • Rashida Saani Nasamu – CEO & Founder of Izar Group

 

EXCELLENCE IN INSURANCE – 17

  • Starlife Assurance Company Limited
  • Cosmopolitan Mutual Health Insurance
  • Metropolitan Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Unique Insurance Company Ltd
  • First Insurance Company Limited
  • Enterprise Insurance Company Ltd
  • Phoenix Insurance Company

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA (RADIO) – 18

  • Peace Fm – Kwami Sefa Kayi
  • Okay Fm – Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey
  • Atinka Fm – Kofi Asare Broko
  • Joy Fm – Doreen Andoh
  • Citi Fm – Bernard Avle
  • Neat Fm – Akwasi Aboagye

 

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA (TV) – 19

  • Tv3 – Bright Nana Amfoh
  • Gh One – Nana Aba Anamoah
  • Citi Tv – Bernard Avle
  • Joy News – Araba Koomson-
  • Adom Tv – Afia Pokuaa
  • Utv – Lawyer Tweneboah Koduah
  • Angel Tv – Sally Akua Amoakowaa Mensah

 

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA (ONLINE) – 20

 

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA (PERSONALITY) – 21

  • Santokh Singh Ram Singh – The Multimedia group
  • Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi – EIB network
  • Samuel Attah-Mensah – Omni media Ltd
  • Fadda Dickson – Despite Media group
  • Beatrice Agyemang Abbey – Media General Ghana Ltd
  • Albert Kwabena Dwumfour – Atinka Media Village

 

EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY – 22

  • Hauwei Ghana
  • Kantanka Automobile Company Ltd
  • Automation And Plant Technologies Ltd
  • Ace Technologies Ghana Ltd
  • Hubtel
  • Taxify Ghana
  • FIDO

 

EXCELLENCE IN FASHION & LIFESTYLE – 23

  • Sima Brew
  • Pistis Gh
  • Duaba Serwaa
  • Christie Brown
  • Brommon
  • Mudi Africa

 

EXCELLENCE IN BANKING – 24

  • ECOBANK
  • GT BANK
  • THE REPUBLIC BANK
  • ZENITH BANK
  • FEDILITY BANK
  • UMB

 

EXCELLENCE IN MEDICINE/MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS/MEDICAL CONSULTANCY – 25

  • MDS-LANCET LABOROTARIES GHANA LTD
  • NYAHO MEDICAL CENTRE-
  • RABITO CLINIC
  • LISTER HOSPITAL AND FERTILITY CENTRE
  • SAM J SPECIALIST HOSPITAL
  • FOCOS ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL
  • CHIROPRACTIC AND WELLNESS CENTRE

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP (CEOs, MDs) – 26

  • JOHN AWUAH – CEO UMB-
  • Kofi Amoa-Abban – Founder & CEO of Rigworld Group
  • Richard Adjei – CEO of KASAPREKO Company Ltd
  • Yolanda Zoleka Cuba – CEO of Vodafone Ghana
  • Freda Duplan – CEO of Nestle Ghana Ltd
  • Boatemaa Duffour Barfour-Awuah – Executive Director Star Assurance-

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVE ARTS – 27

  • Lynx Entertainment – Music
  • Ruff Town Records – Music
  • Rhyme Sonny – Poetry
  • Kobi Rana Films – Film
  • Ibrahim Mahama – Contemporary Art
  • Prince Kojo Hilton – Contempory Art

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE – 28

  • KSAM Palm Oil Company
  • Crystal Lake Fish Ltd-
  • Orchard palm oil company limited
  • Legend Organic Vegetables Company Ltd
  • Vinmak Farms Ltd

 

EXCELLENCE IN MAKEUP ARTISTRY – 29

  • Nana Asante Augustine ( Barima Makeup artistry)
  • Sandra Don – Arthur ( Alexandrina Makeup)
  • Angela Damptey (Wild Cutei)
  • Lawrencia Owusu (lawrebebe Makeup)
  • Patricia Arthur (Muna Makeup)
  • Nancy Blaq

 

 

 

videos: TRIGMATIC HONOUR J.A ADOFO, HUGH MASAKELA OTHERS   

Musician Trigmatic has honoured some veteran Musicians to mark 10 years of doing music.

Dubbed ‘My Life Concert’ it was held at Alliance Francaise on January 26, 2019 with a beautiful mix of highlife, reggae, dancehall and afrobeats in grand style.

The show paid tributes to South African artiste Hugh Masekela , highlife giant J.A. Adofo and ace guitarist Aka Blay.

There was a story-telling session with Trigmatic’s primary school music teacher & renowned flutist (Dela Botri) who joined him later on stage to do a few songs.

One of the highlights of the show was when A.I. come on to sing gospel worship songs with Trigmatic. J.A. Adofo’s son also was on board to do renditions of two of his father’s classics.

Gyedu Blay Ambulley brought some excitement to the concert with his style of rap. Other artistes that performed were Yaa Yaa and NaaYaa.

Also present at the concert were the Deputy High Commissioner of South Africa H.E Thapelo Madumane who also accepted a citation of honour on behalf of Hugh Masekela’s family.

Trigmatic’s ‘My Life Concert’ concert will be replicated in Kumasi, Takoradi, Cape Coast and finally end in Tamale before his album launch concert.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

ATEWA EXHIBITION SET FOR JANUARY 30 TO FEBRUARY 2  

A Rocha Ghana, an environmental NGO together with partners presents and invites the general public to the first Atewa Exhibition at the British Council, Accra.

The exhibition is under the theme: “Securing Atewa for Prosperity and Wellbeing beyond Today”.

The menace and impact of galamsey has affirmed the urgent need to secure Ghana’s natural heritage and water sources for our wellbeing today and that of generations unborn. To achieve this, there is an urgent need for Ghana to prioritize “green landscape” development strategies and build socio-economic resilient frameworks to sustain it developmental agenda. Against this background, we need to secure Atewa forest against all odds and generate public independent actions to encourage government to reverse bauxite-mining plans and ensure the long-term sustainability of the forest landscape.

The Atewa Forest, found in the Eastern Region, is the source of the Densu River, which feeds the Weija Dam and several water treatment plants. Also the source of two other important rivers; the Birim and Ayensu, which together provides water to at least 5 million people in Greater Accra, Eastern Region and the Central Region of Ghana. It is also home to over 100 identified critically endangered plant and animal species, some of which are rare and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 2pm (Opening Ceremony)

Exhibition will be open thereafter from Thursday, 31st January to Saturday, February 2, 2019 each day.

Venue: British Council, Accra

Time: 10:00 am-7:00pm each day

The entire the event is free and open to the general public and will start at 10:00am prompt. Attendance for the event shall include members of the diplomatic missions here in Ghana, government agencies, schools, research agencies, civil society organizations, policy think-tanks, community members as well the general public.

Event partners

Tropenbos Ghana, Friends of the Earth, Herp Ghana, Ghana Institute of Foresters, Ghana Wildlife Society, Rainforest Trust, Biodiversity Advocates, Concerned Citizens of Atewa Landscape and the Netherlands Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and powered by Carbon AV.

YVONNE NELSON PREMIERES HER LATEST MOVIE “SIN CITY” ON VAL’S DAY

Actress and producer, Yvonne Nelson will on Val’s Day February 14 outdoor a new movie titled, Sin City with a grand premiere at the Silverbird Cinemas in Accra.
Movie fans will be taken through yet another exciting cinema experience while  they also learn from the movie. Sin City tackles some of the difficulties in marriage and relationships, covering the mysteries of love, mortality, loyalty, and human vows.
Directed by Pascal Amanfo, it stars the 2018 Ghana Movie Awards Beast Actress In Lead Role award winner; Yvonne Nelson, Adjetey Anang, Kweku Elliot, Kunle Remi, Regina Van Helvert, Gabriel Narh Addo, Rosaline Meurer, Michelle McKinney Hammond  and  Oscar Provencal among others.
Coming from the stables of  YN Productions, movie enthusiasts are assured of nothing but an awesome experience on Val’s Day.
Sin City tells the story of Philip (Kunle Remi ) and Julia (Yvonne Nelson), a couple high up on the ladder of success and living their dream. Their marriage seems perfect except they  can’t seem to get to spend time with each other owing to Philips’ frequent trips.
Finally when they decide to spend time together and go away for a few days, then comes the twists and turns that movie enthusiasts will see for themselves on Val’s Day.
The premiere is expected to attracted all who matter in the movie industry and beyond. On Friday Yvonne announced the movie with the release of its trailer on her Instagram.
“I wanna see you all on Val’s day .. its gonna be a party SINCITY Premieres on the 14th of February at the Silverbird cinemas Accra mall at 7pm sharp,” she said when she shared the trailer.