The leading business talk show on the number one business magazine platform, Forbes Africa My Worst Day with Peace Hyde, is set to launch its third instalment and this time, the program has a lineup of powerhouse business tycoons from the global business world.
The show which is renowned for interviewing the African continents billionaires and millionaires on their most challenging day ever in business has raised the bar by venturing into global business world to assemble a league of some of the richest and most successful African American moguls.
Reprising her role as creator, producer and host of the show that reaches some 60 million homes across 16 countries in sub Saharan Africa, Peace Hyde is set to take the award-winning show global. Successful editions have of the show has been syndicated in Ghana and South Africa drawing in an enviable guest list of some of the most powerful people in African business.
Some of the guests on this line up include, Eddie Brown, one of the wealthiest philanthropists in Baltimore and founder of Brown Capital Management investment firm with over $9 billion of assets under management; Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and CEO of $925 million ActOne, provider of workforce solutions including temporary staffing; Cathy Hughes, media mogul and founder of TV One and Urban One launched in partnership with Comcast with 53 stations across 16 markets and Bishop TD Jakes of TD jakes Enterprises to name a few.
From London, the prestigious shortlist includes the powerlist most powerful person of African and Caribbean heritage for 2017 and 2019, Tom Ilube and Ric Lewis respectively. Tom Ilube is a millionaire tech entrepreneur and education philanthropist who is the founder of AIM listed Crossword Cybersecurity and also a non-executive director of the BBC and sits on the Royal Ban of Scotland’s technology Advisory Board. Ric Lewis is a CEO of Tristan Capital Partners, an independent London headquartered real estate investment management boutique with $10 billion of assets under management.
“We have interviewed some of the most powerful people in Africa and for this season, we decided to seek out people all over the world with African heritage and explore how they overcame their most challenging day in business. When we started 3 years ago we didn’t realise how big the show will be and we have had overwhelming feedback from all over the world and hence the reason why we are going global with this season,” says Peace Hyde.
The show has previously featured Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote alongside other billionaire moguls like Africa’s second richest woman, Folorunso Alakija, South African millionaire and Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba, AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina and Ghanaian millionaire moguls Paa Kwasi Nduom. The third season of the show is sponsored by leading real estate company, Nedcomoaks.
Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh is reportedly being questioned by Maryland Police in a bid to unravel the murderer of the late wife.
Bettie, 44, was murdered by an unknown gunman while leaving her office in Maryland USA on Friday.
She was shot in the head by the gunman at about 5:00pm Friday and was pronounced dead when police arrived at the scene of the crime.
She left her office in the 6300 block of Ivy Lane in Maryland and was walking to her car when a man armed with a handgun approached her. She tried to run for her life, but the man followed her and fired at her multiple times, with at least one shot hitting her head.
The gunman then fled in a vehicle and is still wanted by the Maryland Police. Police described the suspect as “a black male with a thin build and black hair, wearing a dark shirt and pants.”
Bettie, according to reports, was married to two men, including the Ghanaian actor and 47-year-old drug lord called Kendrick Jenifer, who is currently serving a 20-year jail term for drug trafficking.
A Bowie woman who was fatally shot in the head outside her workplace in Greenbelt was married to two different men, police say.
Bettie Jenifer, 44, was shot to death while running from a gunman who confronted her with a handgun as she was walking to her car after work on May 10. Police called it a targeted killing.
She had married famous Ghanian actor Chris Attoh in late 2018, but reportedly had another husband — an American man who is currently in jail on drug charges. Maryland court records show she had filed for divorce from him in April.
Her American husband is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence as the leader of the “Jenifer Drug Trafficking Organization” according to the Dept. of Justice. According to the Baltimore Sun, one of the couriers in this drug trafficking ring was fatally shot in the back of the head in October 2012.
Shortly before Jenifer’s death, Attoh had tweeted: “When it comes to relationships, remaining faithful is never an option but a priority. Loyalty is ever…”
This tweet and another he made shortly after her death became a matter of interest to the police, but they say Attoh has been cooperative, and they have not named him a person of interest in Jenifer’s death. According to entertainment site Ghana Page, Attoh was in Los Angeles when his wife was shot.
Early Sunday morning, Attoh tweeted, “One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives …”
Around 10 people were witnesses to the shooting, which police characterized as a brazen attack in broad daylight. The shooting took place in the 6300 block of Ivy Lane around 5:10 p.m. It is Greenbelt’s first homicide of 2019.
The suspect, who is unidentified at this time, fled the scene. He’s described as a black male with a thin build and black hair who was wearing a dark shirt and dark pants.
Ghanaian Creative Director, Film Maker, Media and Tech Entrepreneur and YouTube Ghana Ambassador Keli Abiel otherwise known as Gudd Kelly has announced a YouTube Masterclass for Africa.
Aimed at helping individuals and businesses across the continent take advantage of technology platforms like YouTube and tools like video, storytelling to expand their market, build personal brands or create awareness about a special course.
“We as Africans were not brought up to share our stories enough and I want to encourage as many as we can to start creating original content that describes the true Africa. If we don’t, the west will always be experts in African affairs.”
Guud Kelly has embarked on several campaigns especially in Ghana speaking to students and businesses on the importance of creating original video content and using YouTube to better enhance their businesses. The Business of YouTube Masterclass in Abuja, Nigeria on April 30.
Gudd Kelly is currently an advocate for peer generated content and the convener of the YouTube Ghana fraternity where he’s a strong thought leader on the evolving content creation space in Ghana and advocating the creation of content and encouraging young people to start creating original content to have a voice on Issues such as Global Warming, Female Genital Mutilation, Child labor, Depression, Cyber Bullying, Girl Child Education and a host of other themes for YouTube and other platforms, whiles highlighting the opportunities. By serving as a strategist and expert on YouTube videos, channels, and fandom and tracks the latest trends. He does this through workshops, Master classes, events, Creator clubs in Universities around the country and other scaled initiatives.
He has worked on several award winning Ghanaian films, Documentaries and Television shows. In 2010 he worked on the
critically acclaimed fi lm “Sinking Sands” which was nominated at the Ghana Movie Awards and The Africa Movie Academy Awards. In addition, it was selected among films for the 2010 Cannes Film festival in France. In 2013 he worked on another short film “Hospitals, Kordji” which focused on maternal mortality among African mothers and was also selected for screening at the Cannes film festival.
In 2010 he helped open up the Ghanaian fashion scene as one of the 1st content creators to venture into original fashion content
production by creating short films about designers, fashion show highlights, mini documentaries, fashion films and Interviews for the YouTube platform. They later expanded into holding fashion exhibitions at the Ghana international trade fair which brought together about 5,000 participants over a 3-day period. They traveled al l over Africa to document and curate African stories especially in Lagos where they have become a house hold name under the Fashionistagh brand.
Guud Kelly creates al l types of content, including TV, editorial, short films, long form broadcast programming, Drama, branded digital videos, social media content, as well as material for offline, experiential and ambient channels. He helps provide strategic advice on content provision for online channels and applications, and how best to use budget and opportunity to create effective integrated multi-channel , multi-media video and audio. As an integrated Creative Director, he has worked on everything from traditional TV; print, OOH, digital, magazines, and Brand experiences, reality TV shows, branded entertainment and think tank type projects. Also an event producer and a bigger picture seer, He’s the person you can cal l a fixer.
He has executed exceptional projects, Having worked with the likes of BBC, FashionistaGH, Puma, Google, Conde Nast, Dupont, Terumo BCT, Samsung, The Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation, Vogue and Exxon Mobil, Kantanka Automobile, Cassa Trasacco just to name a few. Guud kelly has recently begun a passion project to help rally Africans build a community of Content Creators, to be in charge of their narrative, by creating intentional content. He has therefore founded “RoleModels Creators Academy”, A mentor-ship program for young Africans looking for an opportunity to learn and acquire the basic ski l l sets to become film makers, Editors, Screen Writers, Directors, Producers and learn new ways of curating the right Video Content for
their market place. Whiles harnessing the power of platforms like YouTube with human interest stories.
Guud Kelly has many loves, especially for food, Travel ing and Architecture. He has a start up Interior design studio which has been designing homes & offices in Accra since 2015 for the likes of Joselyn Dumas, Jackie Appiah, Glitz Africa, Kempinsky Hotel, just to name a few.
Captain of Ghana’s national team, the Black star, Asamoah Gyan has lost a long running rape, sodomy, and extortion case involving the state and 4 accused persons.
According the Kasapafmonline.com, the Circuit court in Accra presided over by Her Honour Afia Agbanu Kumador has upheld a submission of no case filed by lawyers of Sarah Kwablah and three others against Asamoah Gyan, the Black stars captain.
The Black Stars Captain dragged the four to court for conspiracy and extortion after Ms Kwablah had alleged he raped her.
But in court today Wednesday March 20,2019 the court said the prosecution had not been able to prove that a prima facie case has been established against the accused persons.
Ms Sarah Kwablah was sued together with Osarfo Anthony (Arts/Entertainment Writer), Chris Handler (Blogger) and Ekow Micah (Musician) and were arrested, charged with conspiracy to extort money and arraigned before court.
Background Of Case
Daily Guide newspaper, published a story in June, 2015, which alleged that Sarah Kwablah, a 21-year-old student, wants to blackmail Asamoah Gyan with a sex video involving the two parties. The story caught national attention and was met with mixed beliefs and fraught with several conspiracy theories.
Sarah Kwablah’s side of the story, was however not captured in the publication. According to the paper, though they reached out to her via SMS, she failed to respond at the time of going to press.
Just after the publication, Sarah Kwablah approached Osarfo Anthony – then a writer for online media GHbase.com and gave her side of the story, which had it that, Asamoah Gyan raped and sodomized her which was caught on a CCTV in her house, but Daily Guide twisted the narrative of the story as “consensual sex” (video) to favour Gyan.
Sarah furnished Osarfo with all WhatsApp chats between Gyan and her, still pictures of her bloody naked body after the rape and sodomy she sent to Gyan – which alarmed Gyan, making him apologize for what he did, and Gyan’s WhatsApp voice notes in which he can be heard loud and clear, pleading with the girl not to let anyone see or know about what happened between them.
The site (GHbase.com) investigated and published more revelations on the alleged rape and sodomy story.
Asamoah Gyan’s team contacted the site’s Editor, Chris Handler and Osarfo, and pleaded with them to stop the publication.
The same Gyans, later, turned around to accuse Osarfo and 3 others, of conspiring to extort money from Gyan with their publications. Osarfo Anthony, Chris Handler, Sarah Kwablah, and Ekow Micah, were arrested, charged with conspiracy to extort money and arraigned before court.
Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com
Meet Ghana based Nigerian, Streetdreams Universal Music Group (SUMG) signee, Aworinde Yinusa Oladayo popularly known as STREETDREAMSPRO.
A storytelling Afro-pop dancehall musician whose rhythm is continually unquestionable; his abilities to write and perform music that cuts across all musical genre and race, is a plus to his credentials.
‘IDI ALHAJA’ – his current single which was produced by Sage Quality, mastered and mixed by Oba Check, is a fun, trendy and feel-good tune with a good vibe for music lovers to unwind with, without losing the simple message of love.
Before now, he has dropped singles like, ‘Owuro’, ‘Bless for life’, ‘Bosh Raw’, ‘Good over evil’ and ‘Africa’.
The multiple, versatile and hardworking gentleman hails from Ogbomosho South, Oyo state. He grew up in Okokomaiko Ojo, and schooled at Model College, Ojo and also had his ND at Kwara State Polytechnic – but lives in Ghana; were he graduated from Wisconsin University in Accra, with a BSc in Banking and Finance.
Whether you’re a music enthusiast or not, once you listen, appreciate and want to get to know him more, you can follow him on Twitter: @5treetdreams and on IG: @streetdreamspro
Nigerian-based Ghanaian actress, Ella Mensah has disclosed that she’s had sex in a plane.
In a recent interview, the actress said: “I once had sex in a plane. It was the most uncomfortable thing I have ever done. But at the same time, it was so much fun”.
Mensah also recounted an encounter she had with armed robbers in Lagos and the promising relationships she lost to save her career.
Another unforgettable experience was when I lost two relationships because of acting. Both men had problems with me playing some roles and eventually asked me to quit acting, which I refused. One even asked me to choose between him and my career. Obviously, I chose my career. Most African men are extremely jealous and can’t stand another man kissing their woman, even in a movie. It’s sad though; I guess it’s what it is” she said
Although she is making it big in Nigeria, Ella, who has starred in movies like Bed of Roses, I’m about to Wed, Playboy, Pretty Queen, Shakira and Deadline, believes Ghana has so many good actors and wishes the government would invest more in the entertainment sector.
CEO of Maddhaus Entertainment Mr. Livingston Abani has finally reacted to reports that he is HIV positive and allegedly spreading it in Ghana.
The Ghana based Nigerian Businessman has vehemently denied the reports with an official statement accompanied with results of his HIV test to prove that he does not have the virus as it’s being reported in the media.
A snapshot of a post on snap chat sufficed online on Tuesday evening February 18, 2019 in which a lady with user name “fatp*ssy055” alleged that Livingston Abani is HIV positive and has since set out on an agenda to spread the pernicious virus.
The screenshots mentioned actress and Social Media star Moesha Boduong and Musician Tiffany as two of the many female Ghanaian popular figures Mr. Livingstone has allegedly had sexual affair with. But he has denied all the reports.
Read his full statement below.
“I was greeted yesterday in the morning with humbug and a manufactured storyline, which seeks to dent my hard earned reputation but I’m confident Ghanaians are discerning and will not take this unfounded allegation hook line and sinker.
To begin with, I will want to state emphatically that I’m not HIV positive and those behind this are set out for no good. I advise the dawdle snap chat lady who has been recruited to find something else to do than to want to go on this tangent of which ascertaining the truth is just a walk to the hospital for a test. The test results accompany this statement so they can feed their ignorance.
I say verily, destroying my reputation will not launder. This allegation is just a figment of their own imagination and the test results flaws their claims.
In a series of posts, the said lady claimed I have had sex with dozens of women and celebrities unprotected and paid them huge sums of money. She even went ahead to mention some names and that is rather unfortunate because these people are young Ghanaian women who are working hard and dragging their names like this is unacceptable.
I’m a man of affairs and an entertainment industry savvy, hence I have always been available to offer help to players in any capacity I deem fit or as much as my strength could allow, but not for sexual pleasure in return – I support the industry out of gratuity and love for the art.
I want to inform her and her cronies that I have been in Ghana since 2002 and not three years ago as she claims, its palpable she has been misguided with information and I advice she desist from peddling falsehood or I allow the laws to take its course.
I hereby entreat all and sundry to treat this malicious fabrication with the discontent it deserves. The matter has been reported to the police and I have since informed my lawyers as we gear up towards seeking legal redress.”
See his HIV test result below:
Awake Purified Drinking water, CIMG Product of the year 2017 through its charity driven project; ONE 4 Life showed massive love to people with various cardiovascular disease by donating GHC 75,000 on Valentine’s day Thursday 14th Feb 2019.
This donation cumulatively sums up all donations made so far from 2016 to a whopping 1 Million Ghana Cedis (1,000,000.00).
This great accomplishment was remarkably marked with sensational gospel musician Diana Antwi Hamilton to specifically thank its cherished consumers for their support in achieving this feat; through their continuous patronage of Awake which contributes 10p on every 500ml bottle purchase. Diana Hamilton’s Mo No Yo song (over 3 million YouTube views) was used as tag line for this activity. She visited patients on remand and in the OPD (Out Patients Department) to share words of encouragement and retailers and consumers in and around Korle-Bu environs to further thank them for this success.
Diana Hamilton was honoured to be present at event and commented that “She was particularly pleased to witness in full glare as donation was made and was surprised that a million had been given within this short period”.
Awake Purified Drinking water has over the years donated to the National Cardiothoracic Centre to financially support the less privileged and disadvantaged who cannot afford medical care heart transplant, heart surgeries, etc. This donation will mark the 9th time since the ONE 4 Life initiative.
Speaking at the event, Director for Water and CSD, Eunice Adjei announced that donation made so far to the Cardio centre through the sales of Awake bottles has reached a total of One Million Ghana Cedis with Sixty-Six (66) Beneficiaries.
“Indeed, we proudly attest that with the help of Ghanaian consumers and our stakeholders, our dream of building a formidable brand and a great Corporate Social Responsibility project has immensely been successful and we are poised in ensuring continuity of the One4Life Campaign. On Behalf of the Group Chairman (Dr Kwabena Adjei), The Managing Director (Richard Adjei), Staff and board of Kasapreko, we want to say thank you to all Consumers, Distributors, retailers and everyone that has supported Awake Purified Drinking Water and One4Life project since 2016”.
Indeed, Mo Ne Y)!!!!!!!!!
Receiving the 9th donation since the initiative began, Dr. Lawrence Sereboe, Head of the Cardiothoracic Centre, received the cheque on behalf the Centre and used the opportunity to express the Centre’s gratitude to Awake Purified Drinking Water and Kasapreko Company Limited for sustaining their commitment to the Centre.
He also used the opportunity to entreat corporate bodies and individuals to follow suit and support the centre to save more lives. In the spirit of St. Valentine’s, the Awake team also provided breakfast packs with chocolates to patients on remand and in OPD to remind them that they are loved and cherished.
The main objective of the donation is to thank its consumers for helping the brand to achieve great success through their continuous purchase of Awake Purified Drinking Water. Awake Purified Drinking Water is available in 19litres, 1.5litres, 750ml, 500ml and 330ml, available for purchase in all marts and shopping centres across Ghana.