KIDI’S ‘THUNDER’ SONG IS A CURSE – Morris Babyface

Legendary Ghanaian music producer now turned Pastor, Marx Morris Twumasi known as Morris Babyface has in a caution statement advised Ghanaians on the impact of words and pronouncements on one’s life chances and destiny.

The ace producer who has worked with legendary acts like Bice Osei Kuffuor (Obour), A.B Crentsil, Kojo Antwi and others disclosed in an exclusive interview with Hammer Nti on Kumasi-based Pure FM’s flagship ‘Hammer Time’ entertainment program monitored by MyNewsGh.com that Ghanaians should be cautious when singing songs like Kidi’s ‘thunder’ track as it can have greater repercussions.

Morris Babyface explained that spoken words impact a person’s life so if one sings an ‘adulterated’ song which has in it an imminent curse pronouncement, such person is likely to suffer the consequences of his action if anything goes wrong.

He further revealed that as such, he has since stopped producing circular music as the ‘devil’ has diluted it to suit its interest.

“Hammer, I do not record circular songs again because the devil can dilute it in its interest and we must be aware that anything said has its impact on our lives. We sometimes make certain pronouncements and wonder where some hardships come from.

KiDi’s ‘thunder’ song for instance, if you listen, it says if I leave you, make thunder fire me… so if you leave the person, what do you expect to happen.

It’s a curse pronouncement you have made and we should be cautious of singing songs and making such pronouncements,” He said on Pure FM.

AG MUSIC GROUP UNVEIL THEIR LATEST ARTISTE, JC DYCK

New record label AG music group unveiled their latest Artiste, JC Dyck.

The afro beat sensation who was born in the Volta region of Ghana, but spent his early growing years in Nigeria.

Has a unique blend of the Ghanaian culture and the Nigerian musical influence, he is a smooth singer who lyrics are very captivating.

In a colourful event held at last week at the 4syte premises, which had most of the major bloggers in Ghana at the launch, the Label own Armani Geechi pledged his full support for the raising star, and and promised to create a brand that will rival with the beat from the African continent.

JC DYCK has his first single titled GOOSEBUMPS out on most TV and radio station.

Watch GOOSEBUMPS video below:

ACCESS BANK SUPPORTS CREATIVE ARTS WITH NEW ONLINE TV SERIES

Access Bank Ghana has launched an online television series to showcase Ghanaian creativity across the continent.

The move is in line with the bank’s commitment to positively change the narrative about Africa.

Dubbed “All Walks of Life”, the new Online TV series will feature renowned actors in the Ghanaian movie industry such as Adjetey Annang, Nikki Samonas, Roselyn Ngissah and Belinda Dzattah.

Speaking at the launch in Accra, the Managing Director of Access Bank Ghana, Mr. Olumide Olatunji indicated the Bank has sunk its feet into the entertainment and creative industries in a bid to enable, empower and spotlight the best talents across the continent in a refreshing and exciting way.

“With the steady rise of internet penetration coupled with changing demographics and consumption patterns, online streaming is now on high demand and has come to stay with us, so as we build a strong retail banking franchise for our customers in Ghana and across the continent, we want to be part of the conversation and highlight Access Bank’s brand position as a lifestyle choice for everyone, no matter the social bracket you belong to” Mr. Olumide said.

He further added that Access Bank has set out to connect people from various backgrounds by means of its innovative digital banking products and services including the *901# mobile banking service, AccessMore mobile app and card payment options.

The launch of the Online TV series, which is co-created by Access Bank and Emerge Advertising, was streamed online to audiences and attended virtually by Access Bank’s Regional Managing Director, Mr. Dolapo Ogundimu and the Head for Marketing and Communications for the Access Bank Group, Mr. Amaechi Okobi.

Walking guests through the rationale of the series, the Head of Corporate Communications for Access Bank Ghana, Nana Adu Kyeremateng mentioned that there is an unavoidable relationship between people from every social bracket in society hence the title “All Walks of Life”. He noted that the actors in the series were only fictional characters and not brand ambassadors for the bank and their roles in the series will reflect what we witness in everyday life.

Mr. Kyeremateng further explained that the Online TV series will be made up of 13 episodes in the first season and the first episode, which will premiere on Friday October 30 at 9:01pm will run on the Bank’s YouTube channel. “We are extremely excited about this new online property which will consolidate our online footprint and help us build stronger connections with our customers and the public”.

Premiering at the end of October, “All Walks of Life” is set to be the next hot trending social activity online tackling social, economic and various life topical issues, a statement by the bank said.

“Currently operating from 52 business locations across the country, the Bank continues to build long-term relationships with its customers based on trust, digital innovations, good customer service and transparency. The Bank has over the last ten years developed a deep understanding of its customers, delivering excellent service and empowering them to achieve more through financial education. Last year, the Bank received the award for E-Banking Service of the Year and Best Money Transfer Product (for its AccessAfrica remittance platform) at the 2019 Ghana Information Technology and Telecoms Awards (GITTA).”

MY BAN IN 2010 BROKE ME BUT ALSO MADE ME STRONG – Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson has said producers who ganged up to ban her from acting in 2010 was the reason she went into movie production.

The Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) in 2010 handed out a one-year ban to the actress over a confusion which ensued on a Venus Movie Production’s set. She had reportedly refused to show up on set for a scene with Jackie Appiah, who she had previously waited for but also didn’t show up. Yvonne’s excuse was that she had to go to school.

FIPAG called on its members and non-members alike not to feature the actress in their movies. They allegedly even went ahead to get distributors and marketers to also enforce the ban directive.

Even though Yvonne said she was broken by that incident, she didn’t give up. She managed to turn her ‘lemons into lemonade’.

“In 2010, something happened on set when we were shooting and they banned me. Roger Quartey was the head of affairs in the ban, and I want to say thank you to Roger for that thing that happened because if that didn’t happen like I wouldn’t have started production. What they did broke me but it made me strong and I started production. I registered my company and started producing movies, now I have my movies on Netflix,” she said on UTV’s United Showbiz on Saturday.

She appeared on the show with five other celebrated actors like Majid Michel, Van Vicker, Jackie Appiah, Nadia Buari and John Dumelo, all of whom have been relevant in the movie industry for over a decade and still counting.

All the six actors accused Roger Quartey, who was a production manager at that time, of cheating and not treating them well.

John Dumelo recounted how he received GH¢500 for his role in ‘The King Is Mine’ and never got to enjoy the money. Roger, he revealed, took GH¢250 out of that money while director Frank Rajah also took GH¢200 and he was left with just GH¢50.

Majid and Vicker made similar claims but when they were asked the one good thing Roger has done to their careers, Yvonne said she thanks Roger for spearheading her ban.

Currently, she is recognised as one of Ghana’s award-winning producers. Over time, she has produced movies like ‘The Price’, ‘House Of Gold’, ‘Single & Married’, ‘Single Married & Complicated’, ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’, ‘Heels & Sneakers’, ‘Sin City’ and ‘Fix Us’.

Meanwhile, her colleague Jackie Appiah said she would like to focus on acting because going back behind the cameras to produce is very stressful.

“I don’t like stress. Producing is very stressful and I congratulate all those who produce. They have done well. I prefer to do just acting but I have other things I do on the side; my private stuff,” Jackie indicated.

FUNNY FACE’S EX-WIFE SNUBS HIM IN PUBLIC

Comedian Funny Face tries to apologise to his ex-wife in public but vividly snubbed him.

The “Cow and Chicken” actor was captured trying to apologise to his ex-wife Nana Adwoa but she didn’t look too amused with her ex-husband’s somewhat public display of affection towards her.

Funny and Elizabeth Nana Adjoa Ntim, who is a police officer, brought their sweet, envious marriage to a shocking end in 2016 following allegations of infidelity on the part of the woman.

On Wednesday February 12, 2020, Funny Face decided to let all his anger and hatred for his ex-wife go. In a social media post, he revealed that he had ‘harboured so much hatred and anger’ towards his wife but after a morning devotion and prayers, he felt deep in his ‘spirit’ that he should publicly forgive her.

He asked for forgiveness for all the insults they traded during their divorce period, but his ex-wife hasn’t made any comments about his social media apologise so he decided to confront her in public on Monday September 21, 2020 during the Adonko Next Level Energy Drink launch in Accra.

 

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#PRESSPLAY: Comedian @therealfunnyface tries to apologise to his ex-wife in public. . The “Cow and Chicken” actor was captured trying to apologise to his ex-wife Nana Adwoa but she didn’t look too amused with her ex-husband’s somewhat public display of affection towards her. . Funny and Elizabeth Nana Adjoa Ntim, who is a police officer, brought their sweet, envious marriage to a shocking end in 2016 following allegations of infidelity on the part of the woman. . On Wednesday February 12, 2020, Funny Face decided to let all his anger and hatred for his ex-wife go. In a social media post, he revealed that he had ‘harboured so much hatred and anger’ towards his wife but after a morning devotion and prayers, he felt deep in his ‘spirit’ that he should publicly forgive her. . He asked for forgiveness for all the insults they traded during their divorce period, but his ex-wife hasn’t made any comments about his social media apologise so he decided to confront her in public yesterday during the Adonko Next Level Energy Drink launch in Accra.

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ACTRESS BEVERLY AFAGLO RETURNS ON TV WITH ‘OPEN BOOK WITH BEVERLY’

Ghana’s film industry has over the years churned out a myriad of celebrated icons that have thrilled us with various movie roles.

A good number of these stars have worked so hard to build their brands to an impressive height while remaining relevant to the periods and seasons that have gone by.

One such figure is celebrated screen actress Beverly Afaglo who despite an impressively long journey in the film industry still remains active in show business while maintaining the respect and admiration accorded her. Hence, we decided to engage the celebrated TV personality on her career as an actress, how it all started and what the future holds for her.

It is rather thrilling for us to hear Beverly inform us that her first screen appearance is not acting which she is presently known for but rather, presenting. Beverly informs us acting was what she was most interested in and she had to attend several auditions to get her introduced in the industry. However, like some of her colleagues, she also had to battle the problem of few roles being chased by a huge number of passionate and exuberant young talents eager to catch the attention of film producers and directors. But the talented actress remained undeterred. It did not take too long for her to cross paths with a good samaritan in the person of Mr. Paa Kwesi Ackom who coached her to be a TV presenter. And that was how her journey in Ghanaian showbiz commenced.

“My first appearance on TV was on TV3’s Music Music”. Having hosted the live show a few times, she left to host another show called Beauty and Style on Metro TV which she presented for two years. Then in the year 2007, “I got my first opportunity to feature in a film”. Recounting to us her initial experience as a TV presenter, Beverly Afaglo discloses to us how nervousness and anxiety characterized her performance. “It was such a nerve-racking experience for me at first but gradually, I got better at the job and didn’t have to rehearse before we went live.”

The climax for her was later that same year, she was called on to host a documentary titled Assemblies on the Move which aired on all major television stations in the country, highlighting the achievements of the then President of Ghana since he assumed office. Travelling the length and breadth of the country interviewing different personalities was a feat she least expected at such an early stage of her young career as a TV presenter.

Her thirteen-year-journey as an actress has undoubtedly been demanding albeit successful, as she has become a household name and one of the favourites of many film lovers. Owing to that, she has not been able to pursue presenting which she describes as her first love. However, happenings of present times vis-à-vis Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown associated with it has sent Beverly reminiscing her presenting days and she wishes to go back to it. “A lot of people seem to have forgotten that Beverly is a TV presenter and host,” she says. “While we were observing the lockdown as a result of coronavirus I found myself writing lots of concepts for TV production and I have decided to start the first which I call ‘Open Book with Beverly’.”

Probing further about what the show is about and what inspired it, the actress informs us that Open Book with Beverly is a TV show where she discusses with her guests on YouTube on weekly basis, various social issues affecting people from all walks of life. She recalls a conversation she once had with a friend who suffered physical and emotional maltreatment by her stepmother right under the nose of her (the child’s) father. After a few investigations here and there the actress came to the realization that there are a lot more people who have gone through a similar ordeal. She believes stories like that need to be heard by the public to serve as motivation for people currently going through the same situation and to also “possibly touch the hearts of step parents to show affection to children under their care who are not biologically theirs”. The focus of the show will however change in subsequent seasons in order to make room for variety.

Beverly believes hosting this show is going to mark a new chapter in her career and tells us in excitement that she cannot wait to come our way with her series of thrilling and educative episodes which will commence this month of September. She entreats everybody out there, her fans especially, to subscribe to her YouTube channel-Beverly Afaglo TV, to get notifications for the weekly episodes to be uploaded. And to all the TV producers out there with intriguing contents looking for hosts for their shows, Beverly is ever ready to partner with you with her over fifteen years experience in the entertainment industry.

NKONKONSA NOMINATED FOR 2020 RTP AWARDS

Celebrity, lifestyle and award-winning Entertainment Blogger, Eugene Osafo Nkansah of Nkonkonsa.com fame has been nominated for the 2020 edition of the Radio and Television Personalities award (RTP).

The experienced Blogger was nominated in the category of Blogger Of The Year alongside some of Ghana’s top players as far as blogging is concerned.

It is worthy to note that the Blogger of the Year category is a new one that was created to honor some of the top bloggers in the nation for their dedication.

Eugene Nkansah’s works of covering everything entertainment in Ghana and beyond and his attention to detail probably led to this enviable nomination.

Nkonkonsa is visible across all social media platforms and has a very huge following. The event organizers, Big Events Ghana, released the list some days ago and have indicated that this year’s edition would be an awesome one.

The RTP awards scheme, since its inception in 2011, is designed to celebrate radio and television personalities who have excelled in their various chosen fields.

There are some 41 categories with nominees all vying to be crowned the best at this year’s event. According to the organizers of the event, there would be a call to the public to start voting for their preferred nominees soon.

The event is slated for October 2020 but a definite date has not been set yet. Last year’s edition of the popular award ceremony was sponsored by Adonko Bitters.

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR 2019-2020 (NEW)

AMEYAW DEBRAH – AMEYAWDEBRAH.COM
EUGENE OSAFO NKANSAH – NKONKONSA.COM
AARON SAFOHENE AFFUL — RONNIE IS EVERYWHERE
FELIX ADOMAKO MENSAH – ZIONFELIX.NET
RASHID EMMANUEL – GHPAGE.COM
PAPAGA SECKLOAWU BLESS – CELEBRITIESBUZZ.COM.GH
CHRIS HANDLER – GHBASE.COM
ATTRACTIVE MUSTAPHA – ATTRACTIVEMUSTAPHA.COM
NII ATAKORA MENSAH – GHANAMUSIC.COM
ISAAC AIDOO – GHKWAKU.COM
AUGUSTUS KORANTENG KYEI – KOBBYKYEINEWS.COM
SAMUEL KUMAH – SAMMYKAYMEDIA.COM
EDWARD BLAGOGEE – BLAGOGEE.COM
OHEMAA CANDACE – GHSPLASH.COM
KOFI ADOMAH NWANWANNI – KOFITVINTERNATIONAL.COM

OVER $70,000 RAISED FOR RAY STYLES STUDIOS CEO’S $55,000 EMERGENCY LIVER SURGERY

Popular Ghanaian creative, Emmanuel Apraku of PenciledCelebrities a.k.a Ray Styles has received a ray of hope after fans and loved ones raised some $55,000 for his liver surgery.

The money for the surgery was actually $40,000 but funds raised has surpassed that amount by over $10,000.

Some of the top names who contributed were there first lady, H.E Rebecca Akufo-Addo who gave in a whopping $20,000.

Other celebs who dipped their hands in their pocket to help the talented artist included actress Ama K Abebrese.

The Beast Of No Nation star took to Twitter to announce her donation and also appealed to others to support the young man.

Her post on Twitter read: “I have donated. Kindly share and donate if you can. No amount is too small.”

The talented artist has been compelled to put his life on hold after he was diagnosed with liver disease. He has been battling for his life and he needs urgent medical liver surgery.

Heartbreaking photos that have emerged of Apraku on social media show him in a frail state as his health continues to deteriorate due to his current ill health.

In one of such posts, Kanyir Nyuur, a social media user, shared details along with disturbing snaps of Apraku to solicit for financial assistance for the emergency liver surgery.

He captioned his post: “This is Emmanuel Apraku a.k.a Ray Styles, an extremely talented artist under the name PenciledCelebrities across all social media platforms. Ray urgently needs your support for emergency liver surgery. Kindly help with whatever little you have so we can save his life. Please donate your widow’s mite to MoMo number 0244706308 – Joana Otchere-Debrah.”

Family and some Ghanaian celebrities, including Naa Ashorkor also joined in the call to appeal for funds to help fast-track the process for Apraku to undergo the medical treatment.

A recent photo of the GoFundMe account has shown that the contributions have gone past the required amount for the surgery. Ray is noted for creating many iconic replicas of celebs, prominent people and random issues and people.

Some of his famous works include the portrait of the first family and one of actress Naa Ashorkor.

Source: NKONKONDSA.com  

YOU WENT OVERBOARD AND IT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF DISRESPECT – Sarkodie Tells Stonebwoy

Award-winning rapper Michael Owusu Addo better famed on stage as Sarkodie has finally addressed the fight between Stonebwoy and his manager Angelo. Says Stonebwoy went extreme.

Sarkodie brought the nation to a halt on the 16th of August during his  Black love virtual concert which witnessed millions of fans trooping to the online platforms to stream. The traffic was so intense that at a point the system had to even shut down.

Sarkodie released a press statement today to speak on Issues regarding the concert, among them was the fight between Stonebwoy and Angel Town.

According to Sarkodie, Stonebwoy had every right to get angry and even leave the premises since we all have emotions and the right to get angry.

But for Stonebwoy to transform that anger into physical assault was way below the belt. He said..
“… this time my brother went overboard, and it’s the highest level of disrespect”.

Citing himself as an example, Sarkodie explained how he had been in the entertainment industry for long and has hardly reacted to anything not because he had nothing to say. On the contrary, he built a mechanism to be able to deal with people, regardless of how they are.

“there have been several incidents where I felt disrespected by organizers, media personnel, and my own colleagues sometimes, but I always control myself because of the bigger picture…”

He ended by stating that, indeed Stonebwoy punched his manager and he had to condemn the act.

“so the long and short of the story is that, yes my brother did hit my manager and I am here to confirm and condemn the act and let him know that I’m extremely disappointed knowing how he is with Angelo”.

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“I FEEL LIKE A PRISONER IN ITALY” – Pappy Kojo Cries Out

Ghanaian hip hop and hiplife artiste Jason Gaisie, popularly famed as Pappy Kojo has cried out in a social media post that he misses Ghana so much and feels like a prisoner in a different country.

This can only agree with the adage that there’s indeed no place like home.

The “Aye Late” Rapper has expressed his frustration on social media and admitted that he really misses home.

“I feel like a prisoner and I miss Ghana so much. It’s getting to a year Ei”, Papi Kojo tweeted.

The rapper is allegedly locked up in Italy and it has been almost a year now since he left the shore of Ghana for Italy.

Pappy Kojo, had the intention of returning to Ghana when the dreaded COVID-19 changed the affairs of the entire world.
Almost all countries in the world closed their borders by air, land and sea in a bid to contain the spread of the virus.
Among the worst-hit countries was Italy, Pappy Kojo’s second home. Following strict restrictions, Pappy Kojo, like many others trying to return, were stuck.
He reportedly appealed to leaders of the country to help him return but his request is yet to materialize.
Not long ago, he was seen in a video looking like he had put on weight due to the lockdown and strict stay-at-home orders imposed in Italy.
Source: NKONKONSA.com