MISS UNIVERSE GHANA 2017 RECEIVES HER OFFICIAL MAKE-UP PACKAGE FROM MAYBELLINE

Newly crowned Miss Universe Ghana 2017 queen Ruth Quashie has already hit the road running after winning the enviable crown.

Ms. Quashie and her team have visited the office of Maybelline on the Spintex Road in Accra to show her appreciation to the international make-up brand for supporting her and the pageant.

Brand Manager for Maybelline New York in Ghana, Aretha Yorke Sabeng and her team warmly welcomed the queen and her team and congratulated her for being the chosen queen among the lots and also encouraged the reigning queen to shine on the international stage and bring the Miss Universe crown to Ghana.

Maybelline, which is the queen’s official makeup company, presented a complete makeup package to the queen as part of her prize package for winning the crown.

Maybelline New York in Ghana will provide one-year supply of makeup products   for the Miss Universe 2017 queen and also support her and ensure that she glows on stage at Miss Universe International in America come November.

Maybelline provides scientifically advanced formulas, revolutionary textures and up-to-the-minute trendsetting shades effortlessly, affordably and beautifully.

Ruth Quashie thanked Maybelline for their support and promised to make Ghana proud.

“Thank you very much Maybelline for these amazing products. I am going to slay at Miss Universe and make Ghana proud. Thank you”.

Ruth Quashie, a 23-year-old Business Administration graduate who hails from the Central Region beat 120 young women from across Ghana with her ‘confidence, attentiveness and beauty to win the coveted title on Saturday September 2, 2017 at Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

Beautiful and eloquent Ruth Quashie is preparing to face the rest of the world and represent at Miss Universe 2017 pageant to be held on November 26, 2017 at The AXIS, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

The Miss Universe Ghana event is organized by MALZ Promotions, under the directorship of Miss Universe Ghana National Director, Mrs. Menaye Donkor Muntari, who is a former queen of the pageant.

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PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO ADDO MEETS MISS GHANA QUEENS

The recognition for Miss Ghana 2017, the anniversary queen and the event organizers, Exclusive Events Gh. Ltd, as well as other stakeholders involved in the Miss Ghana brand – shot up a notch after the President of Ghana paid homage to the brand.

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo had a special meeting with Margaret Dery, Miss Ghana 2017, together with her runners-up, Priscilla Gameli and Marigold Frimpong, in the company of the Executives of Exclusive Events Gh. Ltd – led by Ms. Inna Patty.

During the grand finale held over the week, The President, who was in the Northern part of the country on an official tour, sent a goodwill message to the pageant via video footage which was shown to the audience – and in his remark, he promised setting up a meeting with the Queens upon his return to the Flagstaff House.

The President congratulated the organizers for a successful organization of the MissGhana60YearsOn event and extolled the brand for its projection of women empowerment.

He asserted that, the Office of President would continue to support the Miss Ghana pageant and all related projects that are aimed at uplifting the Ghanaian.

Miss Ghana 2017/MissGhana60YearsOn was powered by Exclusive Event Gh. Ltd in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture and Ghana60YearsOn Planning Committee.

Miss Ghana 60 Years On event was sponsored by National Lottery Authority, Intercity STC, NIB, NPA, IPMC and supported by GOIL, Akosombo Textile Limited, Ritel Ghana, DDP, Primus Water, Pippa’s Health Centre, Hungarian Trade & Cultural Center (HTTC), Hungary Embassy, Nasco Electronics, Special Ice Water, Karen Products, Akayet Hotel, Global Dream Hotel & Service Apartments, Tang Palace, Aqua Safari Resort, JIL, Ibis Style Hotel, Karen Products, Amazing U, Hottees, Pokuaa Accessories, Accents & Curve, Queens Touch Décor, Forever Easy, Unique Starbow Airline, Holiday Inn Hotel and Caesars Casino,

The rest are; Asantewaa Premiere Guesthouse, Best Western Atlantic Hotel, Oak Plaza Hotel, Takoradi, Skyplus Hotel Ho, Samrit Hotel, Tyco Hotel, Royal Cozy Hotel, Busua Beach Resort, Eusbet Hotel, Grand Casamora, Raybow Hotel, Lizzy’s Sports Complex, Magnum Force Securities, Mirage Hotel, Tomreik Hotel, La Chaumiere restaurant, Buka Restaurant, Koko King, La Galette, PadThai Restaurant, Regal Chinese Restaurant, Bush Canteen, Gold Coast Restaurant, Jamrock restaurant, Flair catering and Pink Panda.

 

BECCA CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN MUSIC WITH 20 TOP ARTISTES

Multiple award winning artiste Rebecca Akosua Acheampong aka Becca who is signed on to Zylofon Media is set rock the National Threatre on Saturday 21st October 2017.

Becca intends to celebrate her special day after going through the hustle and bustle of this industry for a decade with a high level of relevance and tenacity.

To make the celebration a worthwhile experience with all the razzmatazz that is to be expected, Becca with a pool of experience in the music business across Africa and the world over has assembled over 10 artistes across Africa for a coronation concert to mark the 10 years anniversary dubbed Becca @ 10.

A tall list including some top musicians who would like to make a surprise appearance on the night is what revelers should expect on 21st October at the national theatre. Remember your favourite artiste is part of the surprise appearances so don’t be left out when the countdown begins.  Knowing the stature of the artistes on the line up, one can imagine the preparation of the celebrant Becca to make sure she stays at the top of affairs when the reviews start after the show.

Yes, some events and concerts line up big names for performances but a line up consisting of Nigerian top acts M.I, MR Eazi, Ice Prince, DJ Spinall and Niniola should alert one that this musical show down will be a master piece and one to remember. From Ghana, event goers will be enjoying back to back music and eclectic performances from notable performers like Kwabena Kwabena, M.anifest, Trigmatic, VVIP, Akwaboah, Kwame Eugene, MzVee, Kidi,  not forgetting her label mates Joyce Blessing, Kumi Guitar, Stonebwoy and Obibini.

Becca is known internationally as one of the best live performers in the music industry in Africa and on such a day, one can be rest assured that she will be making a mark that has never been done before in her music life. If preparations and rehearsals are anything to go by, then Becca music lovers are in for their monies worth.  Tickets are already out for sale as all the artistes are preparing feverishly for the performance of their life time. Tickets are available at Zylofon Media office at East Legon for Ghc. 70 for regular, Ghc. 150 for VIP and Ghc.300 for VVIP.

MISS HUNGARY ARRIVES IN GHANA AHEAD OF MISS GHANA 2017 FINALS

Preparations to the much anticipated night in the history of beauty pageantry in Ghana, is shaping up. Many patrons, both home and abroad are highly thrilled about it.

Miss Ghana 2017, the 60th Anniversary of the most prestigious pageant in Ghana, is slated for the Banquet Hall, State House; on Saturday, October 7, 2016. It is expected that a mix of international delegates will be in attendance.

Consequently Miss Hungary 2016, Timea Gelencser, is already in town and will be a part of the historic event over the weekend.

The stunning Timea, was crowned the winner of Miss World Hungary in 2016 and represented Hungary at the Miss World pageant the same year in America. The 24 year old has demure looking face and a radiant personality.

The eventual top three finalists this year will enjoy an exciting trip to Hungary courtesy the Hungarian Embassy and Hungarian Trade/Cultural center.

Aside Miss Hungary, other high profile international queens are expected to grace the occasion on Saturday, a night which would be filled with entertainment, an exhibition of class, eloquence as well as the wit of the 20 finalists.

The grand finale will also be marked by a charity gala and awards night; where major stakeholders and supporters of the brand in the 60 years history of the pageant will be honoured.

Miss Ghana 2017/MissGhana60YearsOn is powered by Exclusive Event Gh. Ltd in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture and Ghana60YearsOn Planning Committee.

Miss Ghana 60 Years On event is sponsored by National Lottery Authority, Intercity STC, NIB, NPA, IPMC and supported by GOIL,FC Beauty Klinik, Akosombo Textile Limited, Ritel Ghana, DDP, Primus Water, Pippa’s Health Centre, Hungarian Trade & Cultural Center (HTTC), Hungary Embassy, Nasco Electronics, Special Ice Water, Kare products, Akayet Hotel, Global Dream Hotel & Service Apartments, Tang Palace, Aqua Safari Resort, JIL, Ibis Style Hotel, Karen Products, Amazing U, Hottees, Pokuaa Accessories, Accents & Curve, Queens Touch Décor, Forever Easy, Limpex Impressions, Starbow Airline, Holiday Inn Hotel, Caesars Casino, Asantewaa Premier Guesthouse, Best Western Atlantic Hotel Takoradi, Skyplus Hotel Ho, Samit Hotel, Tyco Hotel, Royal Cozy Hotel, Busua Beach Resort, Eusbet Hotel, Eastgate Hotel, Grand Casamora, Raybow Hotel, Lizzy’s Sports Complex, Magnum Force Securities, High End Production, Purple Room Lingerie, Palace Superstore, Yummie Noodles, La Chaumiere restaurant, Buka Restaurant, Koko King, La Galette, PadThai Restaurant, Regal Chinese Restaurant, Bush Canteen, Café Mundo, Gold Coast Restaurant, Jamrock restaurant, Flair catering and Pink Panda.

CONFIDENCE HAUGEN TO HOST GHANA MUSIC AWARDS UK 2017

Ghanaian Socialite/Entrepreneur Confidence Haugen has been announced as host of this year’s Ghana Music Awards UK in London.

Confidence who is currently based in London, revealing this to her followers on social media posted:

“Join me as your host at this years Ghana Music Awards UK… What will you be rocking at this years Ghana Music Awards UK Ceremony. We will be on the look out for THE BEST DRESSED!!”

This would be the second time Confident would be hosting the event, after a successful hosting last year. Confident is not new to hosting high profile event. She has hosted Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) red carpet twice in Ghana and hosted other huge in London and even in America.

A number of celebrated musicians in Ghana will on Saturday, September 16 be honoured by the organisers of the Ghana Music Awards UK for their contribution towards the development of Ghanaian music industry.

The event is one of the biggest events which is being organised to reward and celebrate hardworking Ghanaian musicians. It will take place at the Splash Gaumont Palace (formally Dominion Centre) in Wood Green, London N22 6DS in London.

This year’s event is the second edition, and it is expected to draw a large number of music lovers, according to the organisers, Alordia Promotions.

This year’s awards ceremony which has 28 categories will witness back-to-back live musical performances from celebrated artistes such as Ebony, Ernest Opoku, Obrafour and a host of others. This year’s event promises to build on the giant strides taken last year to propel the industry to the next level.

By: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah

RUTH QUASHIE CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE GHANA 2017

To the sound of roaring cheers and applause at the Labadi Beach Hotel, a 23 year-old graduate’s childhood dream came true when she was crowned Miss Universe Ghana 2017 at the pageant’s hugely anticipated grand finale.

Ruth Quashie, a Business Administration graduate who hails from the Central Region eclipsed 120 young women from across Ghana with her ‘confidence, attentiveness and beauty’ to win the coveted title last Saturday (2nd September).

Awarded to her in front of high profile guests and other top dignitaries that included big names from the country’s entertainment industry, Ruth came into her own as she went head to head against nine other finalists.

“From Day One, Ruth caught our attention” revealed the pageant’s Head Judge and fitness guru, Sean Guy.

“She’s very attentive, very confident and obviously very beautiful. One of the moments that solidified her as a contender for the crown and the eventual winner, was the ‘plank challenge’. This is a physical task that requires a lot of mental strength and determination, which are both attributes for winning the overall Miss Universe contest,” she added.

Former Miss Universe Ghana 2004 titleholder and the pageant’s current National Director, Mrs. Menaye Donkor Muntari added, “The excitement in the aftermath of the event is still palpable. It’s been an amazing journey for us all and I’m extremely proud of all the ladies who participated in the event. In just a short space of time, they have metamorphosed into confident world-class women who will continue to be great role models in our society. I’m certain that Ruth will make a significant impact on the international stage and bring home the prestigious Miss Universe crown.”

It’s an aspiration shared by Ruth, who now has her sights on joining other Miss Universe national winners.

“It’s long been a childhood dream of mine to become Miss Universe, but I never had the courage to dare enter the competition. This year, I thankfully found the courage to step forward; not only to prove to everyone else that I am a winner, but most of all to prove to myself that I can achieve whatever I put my mind to. So far, this experience has convinced me that my journey and courage will serve as an inspiration to hundreds of young girls who want to chase their dreams too,” she noted.

As well as the chance to compete internationally, Miss Quashie walks away with a brand new Hyundai saloon car plus a one year contract with Italian modeling agency, The Lab Models. She will also work with two charities – Smile Train and My Sister’s Keepers Foundation.

The Miss Universe Ghana 2017 competition was launched in June and supported by key sponsors EIB Networks, SHEY, MALZ Promotions, Fiesta Gh and Rigworld.

Judging the contestants were fitness guru and lifestyle consultant, Sean Guy, former Miss Universe Netherlands (2003) and Miss Netherlands Europe (2005) Tessa Brix Jurisich, modeling agent Giovanna Nicole, C.E.O. of Brommon Bespoke Kwaku Boateng Akuoko and PR Director Michelle Attoh.

About this year’s charities:

This year, the Miss Universe Ghana 2017 contest is proud to support two charities – Smile Train and My Sister’s Keepers Foundation. Smile Train is an international charity that creates awareness and provides training, funding and resources to help empower local doctors to offer free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.

My Sister’s Keepers Foundation was founded by sisters and co-directors Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, Valerie Obaze and Edwina Akufo-Addo to be an innovative charity that seeks to support initiatives that educate and empower local women so that they can directly and indirectly deliver social impact in their communities. Every year, each co-founder chooses a new project they are passionate about and over a duration of twelve months, they offer a range of events and programs that are designed to inspire and make a difference.

By: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah

MEET MISS UNIVERSE GHANA 2017 TOP 10 FINALISTS

The countdown has truly begun! After an intensive search the length and breadth of Ghana, one young beauty will soon be crowned Miss Universe Ghana.

There’s just few days to go before ten stunning ladies from our ten regions will be putting their best foot forward in front of five judges to prove they’ve got what it takes to represent Ghana in the world’s largest beauty pageant.

Organised by MALZ Promotions, the Miss Universe Ghana contest seeks to discover the most poised, intelligent, confident and gorgeous Ghanaian woman who can represent her country on the international stage.

For one young lady, it’s a chance in a lifetime to travel the world in a bid to promote our homeland Ghana as well as provide an exclusive opportunity to help a charity of her choice during her twelve month reign.

The CEO of MALZ Promotions, Menaye Donkor Muntari says the keenly contested title presents a rare experience for a rare young lady. She said, “The Miss Universe Ghana event has been taking place since 1991 and I’m proud that it still exists today. The pageant is an opportunity for us to showcase the best and brightest young women among us, as well as help to put a global spotlight on our beloved country Ghana. With such stunning, talented ladies in our top ten, I’m confident that this year, the Miss Universe 2017 crown will come home.”

This year’s top ten finalists are:

AKYERE ROCKSEN, Miss Ashanti Region

NANA AMA AGYEKUM, Miss Brong Ahafo Region RUTH QUASHIE, Miss Central Region

NADIA SARBAH, Miss Eastern Region

SEFAKOR ESINAM AHIAVE, Miss Greater Accra Region 1/2

LORETTA DOE LAWSON, Miss Northern Region

NURA LADI MOHAMMED, Miss Upper East Region

EMILY RANDOLPH, Miss Upper West Region

CINDY EMEFA COFFEE, Miss Volta Region

HEPHIE ARMAH, Miss Western Region

Judging their efforts will be former Miss Universe Netherlands (2003) and Miss Netherlands Europe (2005), Tessa Brix, Sean Guy, Chester Annie, Giovanna Nicole and Michelle Attoh. The finale will take place at the plush Labadi Beach Hotel on Saturday September 2, 2017.

For more information, log onto www.missuniverse.com

Photos: BURNA BOY MISSING GHANA MEETS NAIJA UK 2017

The UK edition of ‘Ghana Meets Naija’ concert came off last night, August 25, 2017, with show-stopping artistes lineup and memorable performances.

The event which is described as one the biggest events organized in London by Ghanaians, saw UK based artistes ReggieNBollie, Kwamz & Flava, Eugy and a long list of DJs to battle and entertain the thousands who showed up for the much publicized event.

The event also witnessed electrifying performances from celebrated and award-winning artistes from Ghana including Dancehall King Shatta, BET Award winning Stonebwoy, Sista Afia among others.

The 02 was lit; a crowd of two generations—as young as 18 and as old as 50.

However, Nigerian act Burna Boy who was the only major Nigerian artiste billed to represent Nigeria on stage in London was not seen on stage and organisers have given any reason yet, why the “Run My Race” hit maker was absent. Hence the event was more of “Ghana In London” or better still “Stonebwoy meets Shatta Wale” rather than “Ghana Meets Naija” because almost all the artistes who performed on stage were either Ghanaian UK based or artistes based in Ghana who flew to London to be part of the concert.

The concert held at the 02 Arena, London, is aimed at taking Ghanaian and Nigerian music to another level and it attracted over 5,000 Ghanaian and Nigerian music fans in the UK and other African nationals.

Ghana Meets Naija UK was organised by Empire and sponsored by uniBank, British Airways, RigWorld, MenzGold, among others.

See more photos from the event:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

BECCA`S ALBUM LISTENING SET FOR AUGUST 11 INSIDE CARBON NITE CLUB

The queen of Ghana`s music industry Rebecca Acheampong aka Becca of Zylofon Music has activated series of activities to mark her album release which marks her 10th anniversary in the music industry.

After publicizing the pre release and order online, Becca in collaboration with her Zylofon team have planned a listening session with key industry stakeholders to have a first taste of the 13 beautiful songs on the album called UNVEILING.

To make the listening session a memorable one, one of Africa`s top DJ `s in the person of Nigeria`s own DJ Spinall will be steering affairs as a special guest performer in the Carbon nite club on Friday when the event kicks off finally. He will be doing that alongside our very own top DJs like DJ Virusky  of Star fm and DJ Sam Sheldon who are all poised for action on the night.

Though the listening session which is a world music practice is open to the public as Carbon Nite Club will be operating their Friday night session, the attention is to have all key stakeholders coming in to have a  firsthand information of the album and what it entails.

Becca`s UNVEILING listening session is being put together by Zylofon Media with support from Hennesy and Carbon Nite Club.

AY AND OSAS AJIGBADE HOST GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS 2017

The 2017 Golden Movie Awards Africa is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 22 July 2017 at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.

The hosts of the prestigious annual award ceremony has been announced and they are ace comedian AY Makun and American-Nigerian actress Osas Ajigbade .

With AY onboard as Golden Movie Awards host this year, the super-talented comedic actor brings to the show an unparalleled touch of excellence that has been widely attributed with his tremendous and successful career.

Osas Ajigbade is an American-Nigerian actress and host and has numerous experience in terms of hosting and been on equally bigger stages.She joins Ay to bring us the most exciting moments

The Golden Movie Awards 2017 will kick off  9pm and will be broadcasted live to millions of people in the continent of Africa on Africa Movie Channel. The awards  is the biggest night in the African movie calendar. Before the glamorous event, there will be a pre party on the 21st of July.

The Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) is an annual event that seeks to award excellence in movie making on the African continent and the African diaspora.

Instituted and organized by NMJ Ghana and its partners, the GMAA brings together professionals in filmmaking in Africa once every year to celebrate, promote and reward those who have excelled in their area of the film industry.