SO-CALLED RESPECTED FEMALE CELEBRITIES WHO VILIFIED MOESHA IN THE PAST ARE NOW DOING WORST – Chris-Vincent Writes

Every industry or person should have a standard or a role model. I started writing about celebrities as far back as 2008 when I was an undergraduate Law student. And I had an industry role model, the person who inspired me to set up GhanaCelebrities.Com—and this person is Harvey Robert Levin, lawyer and founder of TMZ.

Harvey’s personal brand as a lawyer turned founder of arguably the biggest celebrity news and gossip website in the world was my inspiration—and his website, TMZ, can be said to be an industry standard. TMZ is a no-nonsense blog with good writers as well as many years of enviable reputation for accuracy.

Equipped with the above, I founded GhanaCelebrities.Com while chasing my legal career in London. I believe, over the years, we’ve grown to house some of the finest celebrity news and gossip writers, and we do not compromise on the accuracy of our reports. When we even say someone has had sex and she is pregnant, she really is—you can ask Yvonne Nelson.

So, even celebrity blogs/websites have a standard and it’s high.

However, when it comes to Ghana’s now stagnant or dead celebrity, ashawobrity and slay queens’ industry/landscape, Moesha Boduong seems to be the only standard everyone is working hard at—she has become the ultimate goal and people’s prayer point.

Once upon a time, some few dwellers of this industry despised Moesha, her activities and way of life on social media. Behind closed doors, they called her names. But today, they are racing on the same path to overtake her—doing everything she did, in almost the same, if not in an exaggerated manner.

About 3 years ago, it was branded stupid for Moesha to be walking with a camera zoomed on her backside just to capture the size and shakes of her butt for social media. It was branded cheap and seen as some form of open solicitation.

Today, nearly every Ghanaian celebrity, slay queen or ashawobrity does this. A quick glance at their social media platforms, be it Instagram or Tiktok, would confirm that there is a far cheaper version of Moesha even in almost all of them. Photos and videos of their butts pushed into the air as a pose for the camera have flooded their pages.

And remember, they all dress like Moesha—by showing the world every bit of their bodies, and top it up with lame Moesha-like comments or speeches.

The above is the Moesha standard which has become everyone’s standard within the Ghanaian celebrity, ashawobrity and slay queens’ landscape. The only ingredient missing is that, Moesha is honest about her beliefs and who is she, many of the others are not.

Perhaps, Antoa should start killing all those who secretly judged and talked bad about Moesha for turning around to steal her style and comfortably rent a space within the borders of her standard.

Such is the plight of an industry with no high standard. For that, we have to smile and commend the Moesha standard—after all, the plausible alternative by which these people may feed themselves, which is to show up at night near the Togo embassy in Accra, is worse. They just don’t want to work, and yet want to live a sky-high lifestyle.

ECONOMY TALK MEANS NOTHING IF A MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION ARE STRUGGLING – Lydia Forson

Ghanaian actress, writer, and producer Lydia Forson has observed that talks about the robustness of the Ghanaian economy by politicians is not what she looks at when she’s judging how well a country is doing.

There has been arguments between the country’s two leading political parties, the New Patriotic Party(NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) about who has managed the economy better and who needs to be handed the opportunity to do more.

These arguments have basically centered around who has managed the economy better during crisis taking the Ebola crises and the current novel Coronavirus pandemic as a base.

But to Lydia Forson, how a country is doing well is measured by how well the masses are being provided with the needed amenities to survive.

To her, the big talks and grammar about the economy and how well it is being managed amounts to nothing if the masses are struggling to make ends meet.

Lydia Forson said “I will always measure how well a country is doing based on the basic amenities the citizens have access to. This whole economy economy talk means nothing to me if a majority of the population are struggling. Call me a dreamer , but it’s the world I want to live in”.

KOFI JUMAH FEATURES ON EMELIA ARTHUR’S “GHANAIAN KITCHEN” MAIDEN EDITION

One of the secrets of long life of our aged in the society has been what they consume, either solid or liquid.
Sample the views of about ten aged in our society and nine out of the ten will tell you they were particular about what they consume.
Traditionally, every ethnic group in Ghana has their staple food where it is prepared with local ingredients.
 These foods, according to our aged, have been the secrets to their good health and long life, but today, obesity and other forms of illnesses, which were previously associated with the aged, are rampant among young persons due to the junk food we consume.
It was in line with these and many other important reasons why Ghanaians must consume our local food that the ace Made-In-Ghana  Campaign Ambassador and Gospel Music Icon, Emelia Arthur, will soon hit your TV screens with “Ghanaian Kitchen”.
The aims of the cooking programme are to teach how the local dishes are prepared across the country, guests to share their life stories to the youth, to motivate the youth to venture into entrepreneurship instead of waiting for the government to provide them with jobs, promote made in Ghana goods or produce and the need to consume made in Ghana goods.
Dignitaries are invited unto Ghanaian Kitchen to share their life stories to motivate the youth while being assisted by Emelia Arthur to prepare their favorite Ghanaian dish.
The maiden edition of the TV show which would be televised on Home Base TV between the hours of 3pm to 4pm every Saturday would feature the Chief Executive Officer for GIHOC Distilleries, Maxwell Kofi Jumah and the subsequent editions would also feature similar high profile personalities in our society.
 Unlike the other cooking shows which promote other sectors in the economy, the Ghanaian Kitchen would promote and project companies that are manufacturing good and providing services within Ghana.
The maiden edition would be telecast on Saturday, May 2, 2020 between the hours of 3pm to 4pm which the CEO of GIHOC Distilleries, Kofi Jumah, as the guest and guess what he prepared?
Tune in to Home Base TV this and every Saturday and let us all have fun and learn from ‘Kofi Ghana’ as he is affectionately called.

313 CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES, 6 DEAD IN GHANA

One more person has been confirmed dead in Ghana after contracting Coronavirus, the Ghana Health Service reports, with the case count also having shot up to 313.

However, with 11,016 samples from contacts processed, only 37 (0.34%) have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.

According to the GHS’ SITUATION UPDATE as at 07 APRIL 2020, “enhanced contact tracing and testing is ongoing in Ghana and has resulted in increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.”

The statement on the latest update indicates that “as at 7th April 2020, 23:30 hr, a total of 313 cases of COVID-19 with six (6) deaths have been recorded. The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (274) followed by the Ashanti Region (25), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1), Upper East Region (1) and Central Region (1).

A total of 161 cases were reported from the routine surveillance, 37 from enhanced surveillance activities and those from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are 115.”

Mandatory Quarantine Results

The period for mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020 has ended. In all, a total 1,030 travellers were quarantined during the period. Out of these, 79 (7.7%) were positive during the initial testing whilst 951 were negative.

Twenty-six (26) among those that were initially negative were found to have converted to be positive at the exit screening, bringing to a total of 105 which constitutes 10.2% among the travellers that were quarantined.

Samples from Contacts

With regards to enhanced contact tracing and testing, as at 7th April 2020, a total of 11,016 samples from contacts have been processed and 37 (0.34%) have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.

DR. OSEI KWAME DESPITE & DR. OFORI SARPONG DONATE $100K TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS

Ghanaian business moguls Osei Kwame ‘Despite’ CEO of Despite Group of Companies and Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong have once again demonstrated their kind-heartedness in these challenging times in the wake of the Coronavirus 2019 ( CoVid-19) pandemic.

The two indigenous businessmen of our land very well known for their kindness, benevolence and philanthropic works and gestures have donated $100,000 to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi this morning as their contribution for the fight of coronavirus.

They have presented a cash sum of US$100,000 to enable the administrators at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital quickly acquire all the necessary tools and medications needed to combat the deadly Coronavirus scourge.

They hope and trust that this amount will be put into judicious use for the benefit of the vulnerable and the sick in our society. They are therefore entreating the CEO of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso and the entire management team to see to the proper spending of the money to help fight the virus.

Dr. Osei Kwame Despite and Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong acknowledge the support of the Government, to all the Regional Hospitals across the country.

However, the selection of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital comes as a result of the Hospital’s support for not only the Ashanti Region but all neighboring regions within the middle belt and Northern part of Ghana.

132 Confirmed Cases

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed that Ghana’s Covid-19 cases have passed 100; with the current tally now pegged at 132.

Statistics put out shows that “the great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK).

The number of confirmed cases among travelers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested is seventy-eight (78).

“Meanwhile, in respect of contact tracing,” a total of 970 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

GHANA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ASKS PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO TO DECLARE NATIONWIDE LOCKDOWN

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has observed with grave concern the increasing trend of confirmed cases for COVID-19 in Ghana and our national response  to this pandemic.

In a statement copied to the press, the GMA said being fully conscious of the threat posed by the pandemic, the disturbing trend of community spread and the obvious inadequate of capacity (logistics and human resource) of the nation’s health system, call on His Excellency the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo to declare a Nationwide Lockdown with the exception of essential services with immediate effect.

“The Lockdown though not a comfortable decision for leadership and citizens alike, is a proven option backed by science and along with the other measures will ultimately be in our best interest,” the statement said.

“We call on all Ghanaians to support such move in the national interest to save our nation from the devastating effects of this pandemic,” it added.

68 Confirmed Cases 

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases has risen to 68.

This was after 11 more persons who were mandatorily quarantined by the government tested positive.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) as at the morning of 25 March 2020, a total of sixty-eight (68) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed.

Sixty-six (66) of these confirmed cases are being managed in isolation.

The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana, as directed by the president. Overall, 30 of the 68 cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine.

As of 24 March, a total of 1,030 persons are under mandatory quarantine; samples from 863 of them have been tested and 38 confirmed positive.

Source: Peacefmonline.com 

CANNABIS LEGALIZED IN GHANA FOR HEALTH & INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES

Parliament has passed into law the Narcotics Control Commission Bill 2019, legalising the growing of some cannabis for health purposes.

The Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2019 which transforms the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) into a commission with enhanced powers was passed late Friday night.

It empowers the Minister for Interior in consultation with other institutions like Ministry of Health to grant licenses for the production of cannabis of not more than 0.3 per cent Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for industrial and medicinal purposes.

THC is one of the about 113 chemicals found in cannabis.

It, however, does not give a blanket license for the growing of cannabis in the country.

“It is illegal to grow or posses cannabis without a license. And also growing cannabis of more than 0.3 per cent THC (the one people smoke) remains illegal,” Kunbungu MP Ras Mubarak clarified after parliament approved the bill.

He urged members of the public to respect the law and desist from abusing it.

“Parliament hasn’t legalized cannabis for smoking. Possession of cannabis without lawful authority remains illegal. What we have approved is a different strain of cannabis, and vastly different from recreational cannabis which has more than 0.3 THC. This is not a license to smoke,” Mr Mubarak cautioned.

“There are real concerns about abuse. What we have approved is not the type people smoke. So those who are worried can be rest assured.

“And the law provides for stiffer punishment for people who cultivate or possess without lawful authority,” he added.

“What we have approved is not recreational marijuana. It’s important for people to understand the difference.

“As a country, we have to follow the science and numbers for the good of our country,” Mr Mubarak said.

The bill also gives the narcotics Control Commission the mandate to control and eliminate trafficking of prohibited narcotic drugs to ensure public safety and oversee the rehabilitation of people who become addicted to drugs.

The bill also ensures drug abuse will be treated as a public health issue and not only a law enforcement one.

The bill will now go to the president for assent before it becomes law.

I DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL MAKE ME LEAVE MY HUSBAND – Beverly Afaglo

Ghanaian actress Beverly Afaglo has said nothing can make her leave her husband as she denies having a relationship outside her marriage.

According to reports, the actress had an issue in London recently with a certain man believed to be her boyfriend and sponsor.

It is alleged that the gemtleman left her after finding out about her marital status which has left her broken-hearted.

Refuting the allegations, the actress who is married to a member of musical trio Praye, Choir Master, speaking in an interview with Nana Romeo on Ayeeko Ayeeko on Accra100.5FM on Thursday, 19 March 2020 said: “I don’t easily get broken-hearted. It’s not possible. No one can break my heart except my husband.”

Explaining further, she said the rumours can destroy her marriage but “it will be difficult [to leave my husband], it will be difficult because they’ve tried and tested it. Me, my policy is that the devil you know is better than the angel you don’t know. Even if you find someone who falls into the category of the type of guy you want, he probably has money and when both of you put your monies together, you will get double riches and be able to live a luxurious life but take into consideration his attitude.

“For now, he can lie to you that he’ll treat you well but after marrying him…then because of him you leave your husband? No! it will be difficult for me. I don’t know what can make me leave my husband. It will be difficult. The rumour is not true. I don’t have a sponsor in London.”

PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO’S LEADERSHIP IS SHAMBOLIC – John Dumelo

Actor John Dumelo is still doing active political campaign amidst the COVID-19 outbreak and he has rated sitting President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo’s leadership as “shambolic” so far.

Dumelo who is currently aspiring to become NDC’s parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in the upcoming 2020 polls, in a current interview said Nana Akufo-Addo’s governance is more talk and less achievement especially when is comes the area of infrastructure.

“The work he has done so far; I think it is just a bit shambolic.  The truth of the matter is that they borrow too much and yet there is nothing to show”.

John added that President Akufo-Addo and his government have done very little when it comes infrastructure as compared to what former President John Mahama did.

“What former President John Mahama did was infrastructure. When you are walking in town, you can confidently say John Mahama did this, did this and did that. But the truth of the matter is that we are sitting on money but we are still hungry and people don’t have money in their pockets”.

Asked what he would do for the creative arts industry if he goes to parliament, John said “As a whole, doing something for the industry might take certain steps or might take sometime but if you are vocal on the floor of parliament and you are championing the course of the plight of the people, then you see that you are doing thing and putting pressure on the government. So for me getting into parliament, every single day I will be championing the course of my creative industry people so that things will get better”.

John also spoke about his “One student, one scholarship” policy among other things.

Watch the full interview below:

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com