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


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


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


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.

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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.

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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.


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.


Even before dust settles on concerns that not even one Kumawood movie got nominated for this year’s Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) because the jury says the submitted movies are of poor and substandard quality, organizers have settled on four hosts for the event, and three of them are Nigerians and the fourth one is speculated to be half Ghanaian and half Nigerian.

It is not clear whether on the issue of selecting hosts for the event, the organisers did not find ‘suitable’ Ghanaians and, therefore, had to rely on three Nigerians.

The GMAA is scheduled for Thursday, July 22 at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra, and NEWS-ONE has gathered that the red carpet will be jointly hosted by Ghanaian/Nigerian international model Victoria Michaels and Nigerian actor Sir Uti Nwachukwu, who was a representative from Nigeria in Big Brother Africa.

The main event, according to information NEWS-ONE has gathered, will be handled by two Nigerian celebrities- actress Osas Ighodaro Ajibade and the celebrated Ayo Makun- a multi-award winning Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter.


Osas Ighodaro Ajibade is a Nigerian actress with a huge following and appeal in Ghana. She was actually born in Bronx and won the Miss Black USA pageant in 2010.

There is little doubt about her ability to host the event after her sparkling performance when she co-hosted the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2014.

Osas has a master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University and a degree in Broadcast Journalism, with dual minors in Entrepreneurship and Theatre from Pennsylvania State University.

AY Makun

The full name is Ayodeji Richard Makun, known simply as Ayo Makun or even AY Makun. He is a multi-talented showbiz icon who has done exploits in the fields of television and radio presenting, comedy, acting and journalism.

AY is a ‘Warri’ boy and has his own show, the A.Y. Live Show, as well as the A.Y. Comedy Skits.

He is a graduate of the Delta State University and was made a United Nations Peace Ambassador in 2009.

Vica Michaels

Victoria Michaels is a Ghanaian cum Nigerian lady who quit her banking job to become a professional model.

Prior to that, Vica actually started hitting the runway at age 19 after she won first runner-up position at the Miss Francophone Ghana beauty pageant.

She was personally groomed into the professional fashion fraternity by legendary fashion icon, Kofi Ansah, of blessed memory.

Vica holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Central University Ghana and a diploma in Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.


Sir Uti Nwachuku actually broke into limelight when he represented Nigeria at the Big Brother Africa contest in 2008. Before that, he had some fame because he had participated in ‘Next Movie Star’ competition.

Uti has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Education from the University of Benin. He has hosted several big shows, including the City People’s Fashion Awards, Children of Haggai Charity Show, The Exquisite Awards, Soundcity Music Video Awards and several others.

The GMAA is organised by NMJ Ghana and the 2017 edition has a partnership with African Movie Channel (AMC) to broadcast the ceremony on multiple channels in 17 African countries and some European countries, including Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, Burundi, Ghana, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Congo DRC, Congo Brazzaville and Zimbabwe.

Other countries include UK, France, Germany and The Netherlands.

According to organisers, the vision of the Golden Movie Awards is to make the works of African filmmakers attractive enough for a global appeal.



Gospel diva Mercy Twum – Ampofo, popularly known as Ohemaa Mercy will be holding her annual Tehillah Experience concert on 6th August, 2017.

Speaking to the media on 28th June, 2017 at the Royalty Music Studio in Accra, her manager Isaac Twum-Ampofo recounted successes of Ohemaa Mercy’s ministry and outlined their plans for this year’s concert.

“Since its inception, people have had great testimonies, miracles and each year has been better than the previous years. The purpose of gathering is to launch Tehillah Experience 2017 and to begin our campaign towards what I believe will be the biggest worship experience this year,” he said.

Mr. Twum – Ampofo added that over the years the Ohemaa Mercy Ministry has been dedicated towards helping the poor and needy. He said they had toured various prisons to preach the gospel to them and also offer humanitarian services.

“Our ministry has been able to visit many prisons across the nation, sharing the world of God to encourage them and making donations. Our recent philanthropic gesture to the prisons is the borehole project we have started in the prisons,” he added.

Ohemaa Mercy urged all to be part of this year’s concert. She said it is a free event that only requires one’s prayers as means of support.

Themed ‘The Cross Effect’ Ohemma intimated the need to benefit from this year’s Tehillah Experience by joining hands in unadulterated worship.

“I want to entreat everyone to join us at the ICGC Calvary Temple on 6th August, 2017 at 4pm and I say Heaven shall rain on us,” he noted.

Some artistes billed to minister at the programme are Elder Mireku, Cecelia Marfo, Uncle Ato, Ceccy Twum, Minister Ramzy Amui, Francis Amoh, Bro Philimon and Pastor Isaiah.

Tehillah Experience was born in 2013.

Since its inception it has had the greatest gospel artistes perform and has registered great testimonies of miracles from its patrons.


NMJ Ghana, organisers of the Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA), have announced nominees for the 2017 edition of the awards at an event held at the Ibis Styles Hotel in Accra last Thursday June 22nd 2017.

In an address before the announcement of the list, the Director of the Golden Movie Awards Africa, Mimi Andani commended the jury led by Ghanaian veteran actress Grace Omaboe for a great work done. “The work given to the jury had been done and that it is time to let the public know which movies as well as actors and actresses will be nominated for which category,” she said.

“It has been almost a month of very careful and great well done by the jury and they have come out with a list of nominees that we would like to share with the public.”

Mimi Andani announced that “the GMAA has entered into partnership with pan-continental television content management company African Movie Channel (AMC) to broadcast this year’s GMAA on multiple channels in 17 African countries and some European countries.

“Some of the African countries in which the content will be broadcast are Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, Burundi, Ghana, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Congo DRC, Congo Brazzaville and Zimbabwe. The European countries include The UK, France, Germany, and The Netherlands.

“Obviously, we are very excited about this partnership with AMC as it affords us the opportunity to send out content to many viewers across the continent.”

She mentioned that the organisers were working towards producing a great show on 22nd July when the final event of GMAA takes place. “We have taken feedback from the previous event in good faith and although we had a great show last year, we intend to make it an even a greater show this year. Our event production partners E-volution International have assured us of a great show that all our guests would love,” she assured.

She announced the ambassadors of the 2017 GMAA as Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari, Nigerian actress Lilian Esoro and Ghanaian/Greek actress Nikki Samonas. “We believe that this three gorgeous and very talented actresses have what it takes to bring home the objective of the GMAA and to anchor the theme for the 2017 event “Empowering the African Filmmaker” very well

In a short address, the Jury President, Madam Grace Omaboe thanked her fellow jury members and appealed to the film industry to accept the list of nominees as they had word hard to ensure that those who deserved to be were nominated. She also appealed to the government to help save the film industry through very strong legislation.

Find below the list of nominees for the 2017





1. Ayo Makun (A Trip To Jamaica)

2. Richard Asante (Amakye & Dde)

3. Majid Michel (Amakye & Dede)



1. O.C Ukeye (Catch.ER)

2. Eddie Watson (3 Is A Crowd)

3. Chris Okagbue (Lotanna)

4. Sambasa Nzeribe (Slow Country)

5. 5. Enyinna Nwigwe (Hire A Man)

6. Femi Jacob (Just Married)



1. Jordan Adgualor (The Idiot And I)

2. Adjetey Annang (Table Of Men)

3. Lirotha Mcdonald (Samba)

4. James Gadner (Everyday People)

5. John Peasah (Yolo)

6. Kweku Elliot (Everyday People)



1. Priscilla Agyeman (Amakye & Dede)

2. Funke Akindele (Trip To Jamaica)

3. Zynell Zuh ( Hire A Man )

4. Lydia Forson (Keteke)



1. Kalsum Sinare (Sala)

2. Beverly Naya (Catch.ER)

3. Ivie Okujaye (Slow Country)

4. Adesua Etomi (Ayama)

5. Zynell Zuh (Just Married)



1. Naa Ashorkor (Table Of Men)

2. Ade Kelly (Samba)

3. Judith Asante (Sunshine Avenue)

4. Gloria Sarfo (Living With Trisha)

5. Ivy Adjima (Yolo)

6. Jessica Williams (Table Of Men)



1. Toca Macbaror (Lotanna)

2. Quist & Twedie (Keteke)

3. Behind The Wheels

4. Slow Country



1. Kelly Doe (Keteke)

2. Kelly Doe (Amakye & Dede)

3. Robert Peter (A Trip To Jamaica)

4. Toca Macbaror (Lotanna)

5. Tom Robson (3 Is A Crowd)



1. Samba

2. 3 Is A Crowd

3. Lotanna

4. Keteke



1. Toca Macbaror (Lotanna)

2. Desmond Elliot (3 Is A Crowd)

3. Kobi Rana (Sala)

4. Robert Peter (A Trip To Jamaica)

5. Kofi Asamoah (Amakye & Dede)



1. Hauwa Allahbura (3 Is A Crowd)

2. Emman Sinare (Sala)

3. Nancy Isime (Hire A Man)

4. Jessica Larny (Everyday People)

5. Paula Obaseke (Reverse)



1. Laurenne Abdullah & Peter Sedufia (Keteke)

2. Toca Macbaror (Lotanna)

3. Tunde & Patrick (A Trip To Jamaica)

4. Afra Marley & Peter (Sala)

5. Kofi Asamoah (Amakye & Dede)



1. Utopia

2. Daggers Of Life

3. Perfect Love



1. Sala

2. Lotanna

3. Slow Country

4. Ayama

5. Trip To Jamaica



1. Emeka Lam (Lotanna)

2. Sandra & Hakim (Slow Country)

3. Sandra (Amakye & Dede)

4. Divine Page (Trip To Jamaica)



1. Hauwa Allahbura (3 Is A Crowd)

2. Emman Sinare (Sala)

3. Nancy Isime (Hire A Man)

4. Jessica Williams (The Devil Between My Legs)

5. Jessica Larny (Everyday People)



1. Keteke

2. Amakye & Dede

3. A Trip To Jamaica

4. Hire A Man



1. (3 Is A Crowd)

2. Sala

3. Lotanna

4. A Trip To Jamaica

5. Ayamma



1. Ivieme

2. Running

3. Bitter Sweet Wine

4. Dabara

5. Broken



1. Lotanna

2. Trip To Jamaica

3. Sala

4. Keteke



1. Catch.ER

2. Sala

3. (3 Is A Crowd)

4. Slow Country



1. Majid Michel (Amakye & Dede)

2. Ike Ogbona (Hire A Man)

3. Dan Davies (A Trip To Jamaica)

4. John Dumelo (Amakye & Dede)



1. Victor Deker (Lotanna)

2. Fred Amugi (Sala)

3. Desmond Elliot (3 Is A Crowd)

4. Wale Ojo ( Ayama)

5. Blossom Chukwujekwu (Catch.ER)



1. Nse Ikpe Etim (Trip To Jamaica)

2. Shaffy Bello (Hire A Man)

3. Roslyn Ngissah (Amakye & Dede)

4. Nancy Isime (Hire A Man)



1. Emman Sinare (Sala)

2. Liz Benson (3 Is A Crowd)

3. Hauwa Allahbura (Reverse)

4. Jackie Appiah (Sala)



1. Samba

2. Table Of Men

3. Sunshine Avenue

4. Yolo

5. The Idiot And I



1. Peter Sedufia (Keteke)

2. Ayo Makun (Trip To Jamaica)

3. Kofi Asamoh (Amakye & Dede)

4. Writers Ink (Hire A Man)



1. Koby Rana (Sala)

2. Tunde Apalawo (Catcher.ER)

3. 3 Kemi Adesoye (Lotanna)

4. Vivien Chiji (3 Is A Crowd)

5. Vivien Chiji (Ayama)


Ghana’s premier lifestyle brand, Glitz Africa is back with the third edition of its successful and highly anticipated event, “Glitz Style Awards”, which celebrates individuals setting trends and defying the odds with their Fashion style.

The awards, slated for 19th August 2017, also seek to strengthen the growing fashion industry by establishing, developing and promoting international industry standards here in Ghana. The event is an opportunity for the fashion industry to celebrate and promote the extraordinary creative talents in Ghana and across the African continent.

The 2017 Glitz Style Awards has 16 categories, which are:

Red Carpet Designer of the Year

Model of the Year

Style Icon (Board Decision)

Style Influencer of the Year (Africa)

Outstanding Contributor to Fashion/Outstanding Achievement (Board Decision)

Most Stylish Movie Star of the Year

Glitz Africa Magazine Stylish Celebrity – (Not public voting)

African Designer of the Year

Most Stylish Artiste of the Year

Emerging Designer of the Year

Most Stylish Business Executive of the Year

Fashion Blog of the Year (Africa)

Best Dressed Celebrity on Red Carpet

Fashion Photographer of the Year

Most Stylish Media Personality of the Year

Makeup Artist of the Year