MISS UNIVERSE GHANA 2018 LAUNCHES IN ACCRA

This year’s Miss Universe Ghana, one of Ghana’s oldest and prestigious beauty pageants, was launched at the La Villa Boutique Hotel, Osu in Accra last Thursday.

The event organised by  MALZ Promotions Ltd was graced by several industry players, as well as some past winners of the pageant.

In her presentation at the launch, the National Director for Miss Universe Ghana, Menaye Donkor-Muntari, who is also a past beauty queen, said this year’s theme,
“Empowering young women and breaking barriers in the man’s world,” reflects the pageant’s goal of grooming confident young ladies to take up various roles in the society.

“As Miss Universe Ghana 2004, a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and model, I am proud to be part of the Miss Universe Ghana brand to help other young Ghanaian women to achieve their goals.

“I can assure all that there will be transparency, honesty, integrity and professionalism at the end of the event and I know Ghanaians will appreciate it,” she said.

She admitted that last year’s event was a very challenging but  successful event by the grace of God, with the help of a committed team who supported her vision.

This year’s event will mark the 26th edition and has the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and the Ghana Tourism Authority.

In all, 14 ladies will be selected for the final event and Mrs Donkor-Muntari is very sure that this year’s competition will bring a wealth of exposure to the contestants.

The Managing Director of Multimedia Group, Mr Santokh Singh, whose outfit is collaborating with Miss Universe Organisation, said he was happy to be part of the event.

“It’s time we erased the perception that beautiful women cannot be intelligent. Multimedia is supporting Miss Universe Ghana for what they stand for and represent and it’s time we empower young women to live their dreams,” he stated.

JOSELYN DUMAS DEMANDS PAYMENT FROM 3MUSIC AWARDS ORGANISERS

Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas has publicly revealed that organisers of the maiden edition of 3Music Awards.

According Jocelyn who is also a Radio host at Joy FM, she has not been paid since the event happened in March 2018 and cannot be calm about it anymore with the organisers of the annual 3music Awards.

The actress who hosted the maiden edition of the award with Rapper D-Black has openly demanded the organizers in public by requesting for her money on twitter. The mother of one on Wednesday afternoon took to the micro blogging platform to call-out the organizers of the event requesting for the cash they promised to give her when she accepted to host the show.

According to Joselyn, the organizers of the awards have shown an unprofessional working relationship and that is very bad for the growing Ghanaian entertainment industry. She angrily tweeted that “Dear @3musicAwards when you hire the service of a talent and you agree on a payment, you honor your end of the bargain as I honored mine…. no one works for free. we can’t even support our own.. yet we sit back and are quick to point fingers and judge especially female entertainers in Ghana. When you work you are expected to be paid!! This cycle of using talent and not paying must stop @3musicawards“.

JOHN MAHAMA’S DEFEAT HAS AFFECTED MY MUSIC CAREER – Mzbel Admits

Songstress, Mzbel has confessed that President John Dramani Mahama’s defeat in 2016 has affected her music.

Mzbel was an instrumental figure in the National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) campaign in the lead up to 2016 general elections.

However, the political party could not retain power and was booted out by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

According to the songstress, she has been affected by the defeat and change in government because she no longer gets the opportunity to perform at corporate events like she used to when NDC was in power.

Mzbel who was speaking on Kumasi-based Kessben FM monitored by MyNewsGH.com said “Before the removal of NDC from power, I used to play a lot of cooperative organisational gigs. There were some banks, hotels, etc, I used to play gigs for them on yearly basis. Sadly, after the change of government, those in the various positions who used to give me the deals have all been removed and some transferred to different places. This has really affected my music career”.

Mzbel is currently promoting her single, “Tongues” which is making waves on various radio stations and in various clubs.

EMY AFRICA AWARDS 2018 OPENS NOMINATIONS

Carbon Av and Exclusive Men’s Magazine, organisers of EMY Africa Awards have opened nominations for the 2018 edition.

EMY Africa Awards is aimed at celebrating exceptional and distinguished men in Africa who have excelled in their fields of endeavour.

Some winners of the previous editions of the awards include Ex-President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kuffuor, International Business Mogul – Sir Sam Jonah and Business Consultant and Politician – Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom.

Others are Business Magnate – Dr Kwabena Duffour, Young Nigerian Entreprenuer – Adebola Williams, International Football Legend- Abedi Pele, Chairman of United Bank of Africa and Celebrated Philanthropist – Mr. Tony Elumelu, among others.

The last two editions have been very successful bringing together some of the great and distinguished men and women in Ghana and beyond.

Who is your man of the year for the 3rd ANNUAL EMY AFRICA AWARDS?

Visit www.emyafrica.com and nominate your man of the year in the various categories, which are grouped under two main classifications: Honorary Awards and Competitive Awards. Nominations close on 2nd July 2018.

A strong nomination will clearly identify how the nominee’s work embodies multiple but not necessarily all of the criteria.

FIRST LADY & TOURISM MINISTER SPOTTED AT GHANA MEETS NAIJA 2018

Both Nigerians and Ghanaians enjoyed an amazing night of good music and dance when Nigerian musicians clashed with Ghanaian musicians on stage to battle it out. Yesterday was the 2018 Ghana Meets Naija concert.

For years, Ghana Meet Naija put together by Bola Rays Empire Entertainment gives Nigerian and Ghanaian artists the platform to battle it out for their fans to choose the best among them.

This year’s edition of the Ghana Meets Naija was held at the Fantasy Dorm inside Trade Fair in Accra and it was heavily attended. The show itself was heavily packed with ace artists from both countries who did not disappoint their fans at all.

Representing Ghana were, Stonebwoy, Kuami Eugene, Fancy Gadam, King Promise, Yaa Pono, Wisa Greid, Patapaa, Mugeez, and others. There was a surprise performance form Shatta Wale, the self-acclaimed Dancehall King.

Nigerians had Mayorkun, Wizkid, Mr Eazi and others representing the nation. It was simply spectacular.

Besides the normal thousands of audience who were there to enjoy energetic performances, 2018 Ghana Meets Naija saw some VVIP’s passing through to enjoy good music.

Ghpage.com lenses spotted the First Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Rebbecca Akufo-Addo at the concert. Not only her. Catherine Afeku, the Minister for Creative Arts was also spotted at the 2018 Ghana Meets Naija Concert enjoying themselves.

MOESHA BODUONG TO HOST GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS 2018 RED CARPET

Nkonkonsa.com is reliably informed that Ghanaian Actress/Photo Model, Moesha Boudoung is set to make her first public appearance after her controversial interview with CNN’s Christian Amanpour.

Moesha Babiinoti Boduong has been making headlines with some statements she made when she appeared in an interview on CNN with Christian Amanpour as part of a comprehensive documentary on “Love and sex around the world” in Ghana.

In the interview, Moesha blatantly said that women in Ghana including herself have to date married men for financial support due to the poor state of our economy.

Her comments, seems not to have gone too well with most Ghanaians, leading to most Ghanaian celebrities and the general public descending heavily on her. Moesha who was in America, at the time her interview was aired, has issued an unqualified apology and she has been silent since then.

However, according to our sources Moesha is back home and is set to make first major public appearance as the red carpet host of the upcoming Golden Movie Awards 2018 on June 2, 2018 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. The red carpet starts at 4:00 pm while the show starts at 7:30pm.

We can confidently confirm that Moesha would grace the red carpet with her ‘curvaceous’ figure but it is not clear if she would host it alone or she would be pared with a co-host.

This would be the first time Moesha would be hosting the red carpet since she came into limelight.

Keep reading for more.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS AFRICA 2018 SLATED FOR JUNE 2

The annual Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) organized to celebrate distinguished film makers will hold June 2, 2018 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. The red carpet starts at 4:00 pm while the show starts at 7:30pm.

With barely three weeks to the event, the organizers say the event will bring together film makers across the continent to celebrate and award deserving film makers.

Meanwhile the nomination announcement will be held in Cote d’Ivoire on the 20th of May 2018 where the various categories of the qualified films will be announced.

The organizers have also stressed this award scheme is for the film industry and none profit and therefore, to attend the event you simply have to attend on the website www.goldenmovieawards.com for tickets to the event which will take place on 2nd June 2018 at Movenpick hotel.

The awards ceremony is expected to attract a large number of stakeholders in the movie industry across Africa.

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 film making in Africa once every year to celebrate, promote and reward those who have excelled in their area of the film industry.

GHANA MEETS NAIJA 2018 SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 9

The 8th edition of the annual Empire Entertainment organised event, Ghana Meets Naija, was successfully launched on Tuesday, May 8th in Accra at the First Atlantic Bank forecourt at Airport.

The musical event is slated on Saturday, June 9, at the Fantasy Dome of the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre.

Over the years, Ghana Meets Naija has been known as the platform for the biggest artistes in both Ghana and Nigeria to share one stage and thrill music lovers. It has always seen massive patronage because of the list of top African acts it parades.

Performing artistes from Ghana include dancehall act Stonebwoy, King Promise, Kuami Eugene, KiDi, Fancy Gadam, Patapaa and Yaa Pono who are known for their show stopping performances and representing Nigeria are Wizkid, Mayourkun and Mr Eazi were all made known at the press launch.

Addressing the gathering, PR for Empire Entertainment Laillah Crystal Banda, promised a memorable event and stated, “this year’s concert has set out a rescue mission to capture the music and battle for ownership, we are writing history of music and the future is right here in our hands, now we know that powerful music all over the world are faced with the unrelenting quest to claim of ownership of who owns the throne.”

In its 8th year, Ghana Meets Naija is the biggest concert in the region that brings artistes from the two countries together and Shatta Wale is the only Ghanaian artiste to long perform on the stage five times in a row but will be missed this year. Replacing him is CEO of Burnington Music, Stonebwoy, who will lead the Ghanaian acts to the battlefield in music.

After a night of captivating musical performances from a tall list of artistes at last year’s 7th edition of Ghana Meets Naija, Shatta Wale was voted King of the concert, where the self-acclaimed Dancehall King as usual, connected well with the crowd as he performed his popular hits including Dancehall King, Bie Gya, Chop Kiss, Reality, Ayoo, Hosanna, Taking Over with a surprise stage performance of Low Tempo with his baby Mama Shatta Michy.

Usually oversubscribed, it has over the years hosted the likes of Wizkid, The Mavins headed by Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Neato C, Olamide, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, R2Bees and a tall list of A-list artistes.

Media conglomerate, EIB Network will be the main media sponsors to live broadcast this memorable event.”

JOSELYN DUMAS & PRINCE DAVID OSEI TO HOST GHANA DJ AWARDS 2018

Actress and Joy FM Drive Time Co-host Joselyn Dumas and celebrated actor Prince David Osei will host the 2018 edition of the biggest Disc Jockey festival in Africa, the 6th Annual Ghana DJ Awards.

Joselyn has carved a reputation for herself as a great presenter and host, recently signed on to co-host Joy 99.7fm Drive Time show. She is no stranger to the big stage having hosted the 3 Music Awards and other big shows both in Ghana and abroad.

Born Joselyn Canfor-Dumas in Ghana on August 31, 1980, she had her basic education at Morning Star School and proceeded to the Archbishop Porter Girls High School where she became the Entertainment Prefect.

Joselyn furthered her studies in the United States where she earned a Degree in Administrative Law. She was a practising paralegal until she relocated to Ghana to follow her dreams of becoming a Television personality.

She made her debut Television appearance as host of Charterhouse’s Rhythmz, an entertainment show, which saw her interview many celebrities. She was later headhunted by Viasat 1 to host their flagship talk show, The One Show, which was aired from 2010 to 2014.

The 2018 Ghana DJ Awards will be the first ever major show to be hosted by the award-winning actor Prince David Osei who has been outside the country for some time.

Prince David Osei is a famous Ghanaian actor, model, producer, director and a philanthropist. He is very handsome, creative and talented.

After graduating from the university, Prince David Osei got employed in a reputable bank in Ghana. Due to his passion for acting, Prince David Osei left his banking job to venture into acting as a full-time job.

In 2005 he joined the Ghana Movie Industry (Ghallywood) and started attending movie auditions and was selected for minor roles. In 2006, Prince David Osei rose to fame after starring in the blockbuster movie “Fortune Island” which gave him an award as Best Actor of the Year in Ghana at the City People Entertainment Awards.

This year’s edition of the Ghana DJ Awards which comes off live at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday, May 5, is one of the keenest in recent times with very competitive categories including a lifetime achievement award which, according to organizers Merqury Republic, will be presented to veteran DJ, Mark Okraku Mantey.

Five top DJs, DJ Andy Dosty, DJ Vyrusky, DJ Mic Smith, DJ Black, DJ Slim, Mr Kaxtro are vying for the ultimate DJ of the Year trophy.

The Ghana DJ Awards was created to celebrate and appreciate the talents of Disc Jockeys (DJs) who promote Ghana music. The Awards is an exciting annual program designed to foster the development of the Ghana music industry by rewarding and celebrating Radio, Mobile and Club Disc Jockeys who have excelled in their fields of endeavour. It is, actually, the only national award scheme in Africa that appreciates and celebrates DJs for their work. It is also a platform that rewards veteran DJs who have blazed the trail in the music industry over the year.

The 2018 Ghana DJ Awards is powered by Merqury Republic, brought to you by Joy Prime and Hitz 103.9fm and sponsored by Pepsi, ASI.COM, Nasco Electronics, Fab Energy drink, Papas Pizza, Device, Kriss Coconut Milk and GH Media School.

BISA KDEI LAUNCHES “HIGHLIFE KONNECT” ALBUM

Ghanaian celebrated High-life musician Bisa Kdei has launched his third album titled “High-Life” Konnect.

The launch which took place at the Level 8 Lounge Airport saw top personalities and musicians including Rex Omar, Kumi Guitar, Yaa-Yaa and a host of others.

Speaking at the launch of the album, Bisa K’dei revealed that he personally composed all the songs on the album and also produced some of the songs.

According to Attractivemustapha.com Bisa K dei said his target with this album is to reconnect with the world since Ghanaians are the original owners of High life music.

The High-life musician also hinted that he derives inspiration from the joy he impacts on his fans with his music which urges him to invest quality time making sure that every single sweat and sleepless night he invests in his works come with smiles and satisfaction to his audience which is his main priority.

Bisa K’dei is a vassal in the Ghanaian music scene and his youthful take on the High-life music genre has received the admiration of music lovers.

The album which has 15 tracks features top musicians across the African continent.

Songs on the album include Asew, Featuring Flammes from Togo, BieWueni featuring Kumi Guitar and Akwaboah, pocket featuring Sarkodie, Aban featuring Yaa Yaa etc.