ACCRA’S FIRST CELEBRITY OPEN AIR CAR WASH BARBEQUE ‘FINISH LINE’ SET FOR 30TH AUGUST

Accra’s 1st Celebrity Open Air Car Wash Barbeque event ‘FINISH LINE’ happens on 30th August 2020 at Oasis Lounge CarPark.

Come meet Accra’s most affluent entertainers, entrepreneurs, ballers and more celebrate in grand style with their favorite SUV’s, sports cars, luxury vehicles and bikes at the car park of Club Onyx / Oasis Lounge (Cantonments) washed down and shone by some of Accra’s flyest models. We’re washing , waxing , detailing and getting Accra’s luxury vehicles looking their best.

With 5 Djs & 5 surprise guest acts taking turns entertaining you from 2pm till 10pm at the maiden edition of soon to be Accra’s most talked about open air Sunday block party, it’s about to a beautiful festival of music, food , drinks, dance and just celebrating life.

With Limited Stands / Booths selling to young entrepreneurs with a wide array of products and services from food, drinks, fashion brands and more call to book your stands / booths now on +233 24 603 8760 and +233 20 820 1554.

With Tickets & Invitations out soon, get ready for ‘FINISH LINE’ brought to you by Livewire Events, Big League, Oasis Lounge, Club Onyx and supported by Hennessy, Verve Du Vernay & Zet Water.

For VIP Table bookings at Oasis Lounge call 0246038760 , For car passes call 0208201554 or email Livewireeventsgh@gmail.com cc
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VISUAL DISPLAY NETWORK LAUNCHES QUICKI APP

Visual Display Network (VDN) develops their first mobile app called, Quicki App which is the fastest way to recharge airtime. The word “Quicki” is one that can play with your mind, which makes it a great marketing strategy to get the attention of people towards the app. VDN isn’t only into to app development but also content production,

The Quicki App, with its mantra being “load with no stress” serves three main purposes: to recharge airtime, also to bundle straight from the app by dialing *3 digits*pin number# and to send airtime as gift via text or across any social media platform (WhatsApp, Instagram,

VDN developed this app to solve a problem people in every demographic, especially older people face. Which is, having to dial the numbers of the code from a scratch card onto a phone and ending up missing some numbers. This app will also be a life saver for all those who love to purchase over 50GHS or 100GHS worth of airtime which normally takes up a lot of time when

Quicki can be downloaded from Google Play Store (Android) at the moment and will soon be available on Apple Store (iOS). Download here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quicki .

AKUA GMB LAUNCHES “LYING HEARTS” AT TV AFRICA

Past winner of Ghana’s Most Beautiful, Sally Akua Amoakowaa Mensah, popularly known as Akua GMB, has launched a telenovela dubbed in Twi on TV Africa.

Akua GMB, who is the CEO of J and J Company Limited, launched the series and joined TV Africa for the premiere on Monday, August 3, 2020.
She sat with host of the show, Ohemaa Yaa Boatemaa, as they discussed the plot of the new series which is set to unseat the other telenovelas in town.
According to Akua GMB, Lying Hearts is a perfect representation of some of the issues that people face in life and in marriage and would teach valuable lessons.
Among the attendees of the mega launch at the premises of TV Africa were award-winning singer Akosua Agyapong and exceptional marriage and life coach, Counselor Adumata.
Lying Hearts would air on weekdays in the evening and would be repeated in the morning from Monday to Thursday. There would also be an omnibus on Saturdays.
The show is the property of J and J company limited who are responsible for the voice dubbing and content.
Food Tech Ghana Limited, the producers of Snappy and No.8 is the proud sponsor of the TV series.
Source: NKONKONSA.com 

“YOU DO ALL!” – President Akufo-Addo Congratulates Shatta Wale Over Beyonce Collabo

Ghana’s sitting president, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has congratulated Charles Nii Armah Mensah famed as Shatta Wale following his historic collaboration with award-winning American singer Beyonce.

Akufo-Addo, in a Twitter post, sent massive warm wishes to the self-proclaiming King of Dancehall music Shatta Wale over his international project with Beyonce on her Black Is King project.

In the tweet that was written in pidgin English, Akufo-Addo congratulated Wale for doing what only a few people can manage to do as an artiste from Ghana.

The president’s tweet was an indication that he was elated to have one of his own citizens throw the spotlight on the nation.

Nana Addo’s Twitter post read, “@shattawalegh, you do all!!! #KingAlready#BlackIsKing

The tweet has so far gained massive attention in the form of likes and retweets from many Ghanaians especially from the ardent fans and followers of the Taking Over star

President Akufo-Addo is not the first politician to eigh in on Shatta Wale’s massive feat.

Earlier Ghana’s information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, also congratulated Shatta Wale for his work with Beyonce.

Again, vice presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2020 general elections, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, also congratulated Shatta Wale over the achievement.

This is not the first time that President Akufo-Addo has tweeted and mentioned Shatta Wale.

It would be recalled that in October 2017, Nana Addo wished Shatta Wale a happy birthday and extended an invitation for him to visit the Flagstaff House.

Beyonce and Shatta Wale’s Already music video was released on July 31, 2020, and has already been watched some 6.5 million times on YouTube.

Source: Qwejosarpho/NKONKONSA.com 

“GHANA IS PROUD OF YOU” – Information Minister Congratulates Shatta Wale For Beyonce Collabo

Ghana’s minister of information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has also spoken following the release of the much-anticipated Already video of Beyonce which features Shatta Wale.

The top statesman took to his official Twitter handle to heap praises on Shatta Wale and also extended the nation’s appreciation to him for putting Ghana on the map.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, after sharing the iconic photo of Shatta Wale and Beyonce doing the ‘SM4Lyf’ sign following the video shoot, captioned it: “Congratulations @shattawalegh. You’ve made Ghana proud.”
The message which is synonymous to be coming from the seat of government, has been received very well by Ghanaians as many thousands have reacted to it positively.
Shatta Wale, as the ALready video clearly showed, took Ghana with him as he carried a flag of the West African nation with him had and had it waved around.
It is likely one of the reasons that many Ghanaians and Africans alike have heaped massive praise on the ‘Mahama Paper’ man. This however is not the first time that a member of government has had an interaction about Shatta Wale.
It would be recalled that in 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo himself wished Shatta Wale a happy birthday on social media. Following the birthday wish, Shatta Wale made a grand entry into the Flagstaff House following an invitation from the president.
Shatta Wale has taken over the media space in the past 24 hours following his massive collaboration with multiple award-winning American songwriter, singer and actress, Beyonce Knowles-Carter known simply as Beyonce.
The Already music video which was released on July 31, 2020 has already racked up massive viewing as it has crossed the 2 million mark on YouTube in just over 24 hours.
Source: NKONKONSA.com 

YOUNG GHANAIAN DIRECTOR, EMMANUEL ADJEI MAKES WAVES AFTER DIRECTING BEYONCE’S “BLACK IS KING” FILM

Following the July 31 release of Beyonce’s Already music video which features Shatta Wale, a lot of praise has come the way of the artiste.

However, checks done by Nkonkonsa.com has it that another Ghanaian, Emmanuel Adjei, played a major role in the whole Black Is King Film.

Emmanuel Adjei, a Ghanaian-Dutch filmmaker and visual artist, whose work has explored the realms between films and music videos is said to be one of the directors who worked closely with Beyonce. Adjei who has some details on his official website is credited to have worked on many top-notch projects which have gained prominence in the global entertainment space.

Checks made on his website and about his bio had this to say about him: “With a primary interest in storytelling, Adjei’s work interrogates concepts of power, freedom, displacement, and inequality, told through his multi-layered dramatic narratives.” 

Adjei has a degree in Fine Arts from the Utrecht School of the Arts (NL) and went further to study Film at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (BE). Some of the projects he has worked on include short film The Formula (2016) and music video Human (2016) for Sevdaliza. 

His own short film, Shahmaran (2018), received widespread critical acclaim, numerous awards and nominations.

Ghanaian actress Ama K. Abebrese was probably the first person to highlight Adjei’s feat as she took to Twitter to blow the young director’s trumpet over his collaboration with Beyonce.

Apart from his recent link up with Beyonce, Adjei has collaborated with a variety of recording artists such as Madonna, Mark Pritchard, and Mykki Blanco.

Beyonce released the much-awaited Already music video with Ghana’s Dancehall star Shatta Wale which was part of her Black Is King music film.

Following the release of the video, which has surpassed 2 million views in less than 24 hours, many entertainment players have congratulated the Ayoo hitmaker over the feat.

Source: NKONKONSA.com  

ZYNNELL ZUH FOUNDATION SET TO EQUIP ORPHANS & VULNERABLE YOUTHS

Zynnell Zuh, one of Ghana’s biggest names in Entertainment is now using her voice in a new way through the launch of her foundation, aptly named Zynnell Zuh Foundation(@zynnellzuhfoundation)
The Foundation is focused on “orphans and vulnerable youth-related causes” concentrating on areas such as children’s healthcare, orphanage home adoptions, eradicating child poverty, sustainability, mental health, human rights, anti-bullying and education.
This is not @zynnellzuh’s  first go-round with charitable work: In the last 6 years she has worked in partnership with the African Rights Initiative International as an ambassador for the United Against Child Poverty Campaign. She plans to continue working with ARII alongside the work of the Zynnell Zuh Foundation(@zynnellzuhfoundation)
Ignited by a burning passion to advocate for the rights of vulnerable children and youths, Zynnell Zuh says that, “This has been a life long journey for me, I was a member of the Child Rights Club in Wesley Girls High School and became the Organizing Secretary in my final year. It’s been a very long journey and I’m so excited to finally launch The Zynnell Zuh Foundation. For a long time, I’ve wanted to find a way to give back to my fans and amplify the causes that my fans and I care deeply about. My goal in launching the foundation is to work alongside my fans, to do everything I can to provide them with a platform that inspires positive change, and empowers vulnerable children and youths. I am hoping that through this foundation, we can use this as a way to lift each other up, learn together and inspire more people to get involved in giving back,” said Zynnell.
Going forward, fans’ voices will be especially important: donors’ preferences will also help identify the causes the Foundation will support.

COOKED FOOD DISBURSED DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN COST GH¢54.3 MILLION – Minister of Finance Reveals

The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed that dry food packs and hot cooked meals distributed by the government to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic cost GH¢54.3 million.

Additionally, Mr Ofori-Atta stated that the government transferred an amount of GH¢50.2 million to 400,000 beneficiaries under the the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme

Addressing Parliament today, the Minister stated that government through the Gender Ministry and NADMO provided 1,827,581 and 917,142 cooked food packs to vulnerable persons within Accra and Kumasi respectively.

He said: “In collaboration with Faith-Based Organizations (FBO’s), Government also distributed dry food packages to about 470,000 families. Let me extend my deepest gratitude to the Faith-based organisations for this unique partnership with Government and may the Lord count this as righteousness for the FBOs and Government.

“Mr Speaker, the support to households, in terms of supply of dry food packs and hot cooked meals cost Government GH¢54.3 million to enable them mitigate the impact of the pandemic. This was in addition to an amount of GH¢50.2 million transferred to the 400,000 most-vulnerable individuals under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme”.

He added that, in response to the plight of an estimated 3,212 Ghanaians stranded abroad due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the government has also rolled out Operation Return Home Programme.

He said as at end-June 2020, a total of 2,250 individuals had been evacuated with Government bearing the full cost of flight and mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine services for 1,116 persons, most of whom are students.

Source: MyJoyonline.com

CHOOSE YOUR MEN CAREFULLY LIKE HOW YOU CHOOSE YOUR SELFIES – Juliet Ibrahim Tell Ladies

Beautiful Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim has turned into a relationship expert by advising ladies on how to get the best man for a relationship.

The 34-year-old actress, who is still single after numerous failed relationships, has gathered all the experiences she had in the past to help guide the young ones coming up not to fall into a relationship that is not good for them.

In a post on her Instagram page, she admonished ladies to do due diligence when it comes to picking the right man for a relationship. She instructed that ladies should painstakingly go through the number of men available to choose the best just like they do when they want to choose a picture to post on social media.

Most of the female celebrities in Ghana have had a very poor record when it comes to dating and even marriage. Only a handful of them can settle down or are in serious relationships.

MR. EAZI RAISES $20 MILLION TO INVEST IN AFRICAN MUSIC

Award-winning music artist, Mr. Eazi is launching a fund that will invest in Africa’s stars of the future.

Mr. Eazi, (real name Oluwatosin Ajibade) told CNN that the Africa Music Fund (AMF), is worth $20 million dollars. The lead investor is 88mph, a company that provides capital for African businesses.

Through the AMF, the 29-year-old artist from Nigeria says he wants to create a new funding model for the music business on the continent.

Mr. Eazi says one of his primary motivations for funding music is to provide financial support for artists to expand their catalog.

Many investors and financial institutions don’t understand the business of music and as a result, are unable to properly fund musicians, he says.

“Artists cannot go to banks to get money for their music because financial institutions don’t understand how to secure intellectual property. They get it for physical properties but not for music. So, because not a lot of people understand the music business, there is no finance product for musicians,” he explained.

Investing in music acts

Selected artists will be given funding depending on their revenue and projected incomes, using metrics such as streaming revenue, Mr. Eazi told CNN.

“For artists who already have footprints in the industry, we will just do our research. We can check how much they are earning or likely to earn from their streaming revenue, for example,” he explained.

Artists will be given funds upfront based on their revenue to expand their music content. The initial advance invested in an artist’s music will be paid back in installments as the artist’s earnings start to rise, he added.

Mr. Eazi, who has more than five million monthly listeners on Spotify says the AMF will also create access to a larger audience for music acts by helping them find and book shows as well as distribute their music.

“Let’s say we have a two-year contract with someone. In those two years, we will be their representative, helping them manage their music, and as they grow we will be deducting the initial investment from their earnings,” he explained.

Data backed decisions

Mr. Eazi says his parent company emPawa Africa in partnership with music technology company Vydia will be launching Cinch Distro, a music distribution platform for new artists.

“The way it works is that they register on the platform and make their music. It has an AI-based tech that will filter their possible revenue based on the number of streams they get on the platform alongside a couple of other metrics,” he said.

“The artists basically use the platform to distribute their music and we monitor their progress. That way we can make data-backed decisions about who to invest in,” he added.

The AMF is not Mr. Eazi’s first venture into investing in music and musicians on the continent.

In 2018, he launched emPawa Africa, an incubator program that provided artists with funding and resources to market their music, access radio and TV airplay, and train them to become independent music entrepreneurs.

Through emPawa, some of the continent’s biggest artists like Nigeria’s Joeboy and Ghana’s Kwesi Arthur were discovered.

Data and transparency

Music analyst, Toye Sokunbi says the AMF fund will benefit Africa’s creative sector as it will open more doors for music talents on the continent.

Sokunbi, who is also the founder of Artish, a pop-culture publication in Nigeria, says there may be concerns about how the data on each artist is compiled and used and warns artists to be vigilant.

“Many artists don’t have the same accessibility to important data that music distributors have about their music. They don’t necessarily tell you the exact way they are marketing your music or give artists access to data they can use to maximize revenue for their content. This information imbalance means artists are largely oblivious of much of the audience data farmed from their content,” he told CNN.

According to him, it is important for artists to have access to their own data from the backend so that they can build their own music communities and become less dependent on distribution companies.

However, Mr. Eazi says all artists he funds will have access to information about their content and earning in real-time. “With our tech platform you can see how much you earn in real-time, you can also see how much you owe and how that is being deducted,” he said.

Additionally, Mr. Eazi says he wants to contribute to creating a music industry where Africans are the owners of their own content and intellectual property.

The biggest players in the African music industry are not from Africa, he said. As a result, he wants to create a space for music stars on the continent to become a significant part of the industry.

“I want to look back and be fulfilled knowing that I contributed to getting African equity participation in the music infrastructure that has been built on the continent.”