EBONY’S TRIBUTE CONCERT SET FOR MARCH 23

The day of Ebony’s wake would be a dual vigil/tribute concert, the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has announced.

At the La International Trade Fair Centre on Friday, March 23rd, Ebony would be celebrated and remembered one last time before she takes her final journey out of this world.

Obour revealed this info at a presser held by the Union last Friday at the Accra International Conference Centre.

According to him, some of the biggest artists in the land would make an appearance at the tribute concert/vigil.

Ebony’s final funeral rites would be held the next day, March 24th, at the forecourt of the State House in Accra, before her burial at the Osu Cemetery.

VGMAs 2018 FULL NOMINEES LIST RELEASED AMIDST CONTROVERSIES

The nominations for the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) were released on Sunday with lots of talking points across social media.

Sarkodie topped the list of nominations garnering 11 nods for his individual works as well as collaborations with the likes of Fancy Gadem.

Last years Artist of the Year, Joe Mettle followed with 8 nominations, while Ghana’s new darling girl Ebony received 7 nods posthumously for her works.

The Ghana Music Awards festival will witness a nominees’ jam in Cape Coast on March 24, a music seminar at the Movënpick Hotel on April 12, and the main event at the Accra International Conference Centre on April 14. The celebration jam is however slated for April 28 in Tema.

Below is the full list of nominees 

Highlife Song Of the Year 

Dream – Kumi Guitar

Bronya – Wutah

Odo – Kidi

Angela – Kuami Eugene

Over – R2bees

Hustle – Ebony

Gospel Song of the Year 

Boot 4 Boot- Joyce Blessing

Obi Nyanime – Patience Nyarko

Efatawo – Nacee

Adom – Gifty Osei

Jehovah – Ceccy Twum

Hiplife Song of the Year 

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam ft Sarkodie

Boys Boys – Nacee F. Guru

Obi Agyi obi girl – Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinataa

Ayoo – Shatta Walle

One Corner—Patapaa
Hip Pop Song of the Year 

State Of The Art – Teephlow

Light It Up – Sarkodie

Grind Day Remix – Kwesi Arthur

Pen and Paper – Kojo-cue & Shaker

Dear God—B4Bonah

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year 

Until The Dawn – Efya

My Own – Samini

My Name – Stonebwoy

Maya Burn Dem – Article Wan

Rewind – Mzvee

Dem Confuse – Shatta Wale

Afro Pop Song of the Year 

Makoma – Adina

Oh Yeah – King Promise

Say You Love Me – Kidi

Sing My Name – Mzvee

Jennifer Lomotey – Kurl Songz

Sponsor – Ebony

My Baby – Magnom

Come From Afar – Stonebwoy

Gospel Artiste of the Year 

Joyce Blessing

Patience Nyarko

Joe Mettle

Celestine Donkor

Nacee

Gifty Osei

Highlife Artiste of the Year 

Wutah

Kidi

Kuami Eugene

Becca

Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year 

Shatta Wale

Ebony

Stonebwoy

Mzvee
Songwriter of the Year 

Kumi Guitar – Dream

Joe Mettle – Bo Noo Ni

Bullet – Maame Hw3

Willis Beatz – Last Show

Samini – My Own

Stonebwoy – My Name

Best Music Video of the Year 

Dream – Abass

Selfish – Vertex

My Girl -Nicol Sey

Wedding Car – Bra Shizzle

Obi Agyi Obi Girl -Gyo-Phamous Filmz

Pen & Paper -E Kumodzi

Record of the Year 

Dream – Kumi Guitar

My Own – Samini

Glory – Sarkodie

State Of The Art-Teephlow

Hiplife/hiphop Artiste of the Year 

Ponobiom

R2bees

Captain Planet

Kwesi Arthur

Sarkodie

VVIP

Best Male Vocal Performance 

Joe Mettle-Bo No Nii

King Promise-Selfish

Kidi- Odo

Kuami Eugene-Angela

Mugeez-Over

Samini- My Own

Best Female Vocal Performance 

Adina-Makoma

Nana Yaa-Don’t Leave Me Alone

Efya- Love

Mzvee-Bright Lights

Becca-Summuy3

Best Group of the Year 

VVIP

R2bees

Wutah

Best Rapper of the Year 

Eno Barony – Fear No Man

Teflon – Phlowducation

Sarkodie – Light It Up

Shaker – Pen and Paper

Ko-jo Cue – Pen and Paper

Strongman – Transformer

Best collaboration of the Year 

Bo Noo Ni— Joe Mettle Ft Luigi Maclean

Sing My Name Remix— Mzvee Ft Patoranking

Jennifer Lomotey— Kurl Songs ft Sarkodie

Pain Killer— Sarkodie ft Runtown

Taking Over— Shatta Wale Ft S.M Militants

Obi Agye Obi Girl— Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinata

Na Wash— Becca ft Patoranking

African Artiste of the Year 

Davido

Wizkid

Too Fan

Cassper Nyovest

Nasty C

Tiwa Savage

Olamide

Best New Artiste of the Year 

King Promise

Kurl Songz

Kidi

Kuami Eugege

Magnom

Kwesi Arthur

B4Bonah

UNSUNG Artiste of the Year 

Kelvyn Boy

Dope Nation

Dhat Gyal

OBK

Real MC

Christian

Album of the Year 

Epistles of Mama – Stonebwoy

Highest – Sarkodie

Daavi – Mzvee

Bonyfied – Ebony

Song of the Year 

Joe Mettle – Bo No Nii

Shatta Wale – Ayoo

King Promise – Oh yeah

Sarkodie ft Runtown – Painkiller

Patapaa – One Corner

Ebony – Sponsor

Kuami Eugene – Angela

Kidi – Odo

Shatta Wale ft The Militants -Taking Over

Fancy Gandam ft Sarkodie -Total Cheat

Magnom – My Baby

Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinaata – Obi Agi Obi Girl

Wutah – Bronya

Artiste of the Year 

Joe Mettle

Ebony

Shatta Wale

Sarkodie

Stonebwoy

GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS AFRICA INTERACT WITH STAKEHOLDERS IN KUMASI

Officials of the Golden Movie Awards Africa event paid a visit to Kumasi to interact with stakeholders in the industry.

The session was held at Ceeta Kel Hotel in Asokwa and attracted movie practitioners and media personnel from the metropolis.

The officials from Ghana Movie Awards Africa were Mrs. Mimi Andani Michaels, Director for Golden Movie Awards Africa and Mr. Ken Addy, Media Director.

The director spoke about the need to change the negative narrative of Africa through films and why it was crucial for film makers in Ghana and particularly a film hub such as Kumasi to come up with compelling stories to match their compatriots on the African continent.

She debunked the unsubstantiated allegations that the Golden Movie Awards Africa was only interested in movies in the English language and pointed to the fact that one of their own ,Mr. Kenneth Yeboah, producer for Made in Agege had sixteen nominations and three awards in the maiden edition.

On his part Mr. Ken Addy took the stakeholders through the calendar of the awards and explained the procedure for submission of films which he said was opened on the 1st of February 2018 and ends on the 1st of April 2018.

He informed the gathering that the jury for this year’s edition will include members from Kenya, Nigeria and Cameroon and that the Nominations announcement will take place in Cote D’Ivoire on 3rd May 2018.

The main event is slated for 2nd June 2018 in Accra Ghana. There was a question and answer segment to address the issues the stakeholders had.

 

 

SHATTA WALE, EBONY, OTHERS RECEIVE TOP CELEBRITY AWARDS 2017 PRIZES

Dancehall icon, Shatta Wale received a brand new Dodge Charger Salon car for being the Ultimate Prize Winner of the 2017 People’s Celebrity Awards organized by Spyder Lee Entertainment and sponsored by GN Mobile Money.

The ceremony took place at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018. The 2017 People’s Celebrity Awards was held at the Accra International Conference Centre on December 30th, 2017.

Award winners in various categories-music, movie, sports, religion and media were selected through popular voting. There were also honorary awards for others who had contributed in diverse ways to the development of the stated industries.

Shatta Wale again received an award for being the Favourite Male Musician in 2017 Wednesday’s award giving ceremony. The late Ebony also received a posthumous award for being the Favourite Female Musician for 2017.

Other winners include Lifetime Achievement Award, Ataa Mensah of Ga Showcase fame; Favourite Religious Personality, Apostle Kwadwo Safo; Favourite Female TV Presenter, Berla Mundi; Favourite Male TV Presenter, Dan Kwaku Yeboah; Favourite Music Video, Total Cheat by Fancy Gadam andFavourite Actress, Roselyn Ngisah.

The rest are Favourite Actor, Francis Andoh; Favourite Comedian, Lexi Da Comic; Favourite Female Radio Presenter, Ewurama Attoh; Favaourite Journalist, Attractive Mustapha. Christian Agyei Frimpong wins the prize for Favourite Male Radio Presenter; the Favourite Male Sports Personality was won by Asamoah Gyan with Priscilla Adubea winning the Favourite Female Sports Personality Award.

Others are the People’s Celebrity Award Social Media, Maccasio; Favourite Song Category, Total Cheat with Ghana Galamsey winning the Favourite Movie Award.

CITY PEOPLE MAGAZINE TO HONOR 10 CEOs IN GHANA

City People Magazine is set to honour 10 influential, Chief Executive Officers(CEOs) in Ghana at a gala night in Accra.

‘City People (Ghana) @ 10 Gala & Honours’ is a relaxingly-corporate VIP event billed to hold on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Best Western Premier, Airport West, (Vine Lounge) Accra between 6:00-9:00pm. The event is strictly by invitation only.

The event, being packaged by Blue Synergy Media (operators of the City People franchise in Ghana), is being put together to mark a decade of the operations of Nigeria’s oldest and biggest weekly celebrity magazine in Ghana.

In February 2008, City People, Nigeria’s biggest magazine in the last three decades was officially commenced operations in Ghana in 2008. It had its official launch at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra. Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and Hon. Haruna Idrissou (Ghana MP & former Communications Minister) officially launched the operations of City People in Ghana at that grand event which had performances from top Nigerian and Ghanaian artistes.

Ten years after, City People has become not almost a household name in Ghana, but also become the biggest platform that has created opportunities for the country’s entertainment players in Nigeria. The annual City People Entertainment Awards has celebrated virtually all of Ghana’s big and rising entertainment. It has also created a lot of activities on the corporate and social scenes.

In celebrating its 10th anniversary, a classy re-launch party, where 10 deserving Ghanaians who have done well in different sectors in the last 10 years will be honoured.

2400 ENTRIES RECEIVED FOR 2018 GHANA MAKEUP AWARDS

A total of 2,400 entries have been received for the public nominations phase of the 2nd edition of Ghana Makeup Awards.

Makeup Ghana, organisers of the award ceremony described the figure as unprecedented in the history of the award ceremony.

Public nominations came from all across Ghana, reflecting a nationwide interest in the Awards. This nationwide participation can also be attributed in part to the Regional Tours across Kumasi, Tamale and Bolgatanga by the organisers. Public Nomination entries were received after the public was asked to nominate their best makeup artists, brands and retailers for various categories ahead of the Awards in April.

The Ghana Makeup Awards Board is currently undertaking a process to identify and shortlist unique nominees from the 2400 public nomination entries. Shortlisted Nominees will submit their Official Awards Nominations to satisfy all requirements and prove their eligibility in various categories. Four Finalists per category will then be announced to compete formally in the 2nd Ghana Makeup Awards.

The 2nd Ghana Makeup Awards will be held on April 28 at the prestigious Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel in Accra. The Awards are being held as part of a week-long celebration dubbed Makeup & Beauty Week, which among other objectives seeks to highlight the economic impact of the Ghanaian and African Makeup and Beauty industries.

The Makeup & Beauty Week is to celebrate, reward and promote stakeholders in the makeup and beauty industry in Ghana. They includes artists, brands, retailers, wholesalers, consumers, industry advocates and public-sector partners of the makeup and beauty industry in Ghana.

The Makeup & Beauty Week also includes the Africa Makeup & Beauty Fair (AMB Fair) to showcase and connect the Ghanaian makeup and beauty industry to African and global consumers, vendors, partners and service providers. AMB Fair includes exhibitions, workshops & seminars, training, makeup runway shows and live demos. Exhibitors are also expected from Nigeria and other parts of the continent.

The 2018 Makeup & Beauty Week is being organised by Makeup Ghana with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

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.

Website: www.missuniverseghanaorg.com

Instagram:@missuniverseghanaorg

Twitter: @missGhuniverse

Facebook: @missuniverseghanaorg.

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.