GUBA ENTERPRISE FACILITATES LONDON-ACCRA TWINNING MEETING

GUBA Enterprise were delighted to coordinate the London-Accra Commonwealth Twinning meeting, between the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, the Mayor of Accra, Ghana Mohammed Adjei Sowah and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan along with other senior officials.

The meeting focused on developing even closer links between Accra and London and strengthening economic, cultural and community links between the two capitals and throughout Ghana and the United Kingdom. 

GUBA’s key aim is to facilitate closer ties between Ghana and the United Kingdom via the GUBA Foundation which undertakes charitable initiatives to address some of the most entrenched health and social care issues affecting the Ghanaian community. The Foundation works to provide awareness and guidance to families create strong connections and encourage community cohesion ensuring that these individuals have access to the services they require.

The GUBA Greenwich Trade Expo which promotes trade between both nations, will be championing African products to British consumers from 15th to 17th of June 2018. Further information is available at www.gubaexo.co.uk

Subsequently, 13th -14th July 2018, will be a celebration of the best of Ghanaian and British talent at GUBA 2018 Awards and Conference. Information on the upcoming awards can be found at www.gubaawards.co.uk

GUBA Enterprise is positively expectant of strengthened socio-economic ties between Ghana and the United Kingdom.

GUBA Enterprise consists of GUBA Awards, GUBA Expo, GUBA Foundation and GUBA Careers Fair. The GUBA Awards is a non-profit organisation that focuses on enriching the African community in the UK with the aim of empowerment and growth. It is an event dedicated to highlighting and rewarding outstanding achievers. 

The GUBA Expo is a platform for Small and Medium Businesses to exhibit their products/services whilst engaging with industry personnel on business growth strategies. The GUBA Foundation is a charity set up to tackle health issues within the Afro-Caribbean community in the UK and Ghana.

The GUBA Careers fair is a platform to connect employers with qualified jobseekers in the UK who want to return home.  The ethos of the GUBA brand is to uplift and encourage personal and for collective growth.

COLOMBIAN RAPPER, MC DEMENTOR PULLS MAMMOTH CROWD IN TAMALE

Popular Tamale rapper Macassio is known for pulling big crowds in his hometown but when he teamed up with Colombian rapper Mc Dementor for in concert on March 31, there was more magic at the Aliu Mahama sports stadium.

According to unconfirmed reports Tamale stadium concert saw over 50,000 people attending. This was a very unusual number in attendance since the concert was a paid for concert.

Macassio said in an interview that he was amazed at the attendance and although he was expecting high number in attendance, he couldn’t believe his eyes seeing such a mammoth crowd at the concert.

Hours before the historic concert, Macassio together with a huge crowd welcomed Mc Dementor to Tamale and took him round to show him the city and also introduce MC Dementor to the chief.

Mc Dementor becomes the first and only Colombian and South American artist to pull such crowd on a concert in any African country. At the concert Macassio and Mc Dementor wowed the crowd with great chemistry as they performed together and delivered powerful and motivational speech to the people of northern.

Mc Dementor(born Andres Eduardo Martinez Rodriguez) is a Colombian rapper, singer and music manager. He was born and raised in a mid class neighborhood in the city of Bogota, Colombia .

Dementor who always loved to be on the streets of Bogota involved himself in street rap battles where he learned and perfected his rap skills. His life experiences during this era inspired him to write songs about street life, and struggle. He later learned how plays the bass guitar when A&R Claudio Gonzalez discovered he had a powerful voice to sing rock music. He joined the rock band, which open rock and metal concerts in South America

MC Dementor begun to play on rock concerts with his rock band singing and playing the bass guitar,. They had several tours all around Colombia and South America during the period 2005 to 2010. In 2010 he finally separated from his band and decided to go solo and go back to the streets and rap because that was what he enjoyed doing more.

He later recorded his first solo single titled King Kong in May 2010, which peaked number 3 in Colombia, making him the first, rap artiste and rap song to be in the top 5 chart which is mainly and mostly regaetton dominated. This earned him a performance with rap legend Kurtis Blow on Quito stadium early 2012. He followed up with a remix featuring label mate Decordha and Hoodie.

“I AM DATING A MARRIED MAN BECAUSE HE TAKE CARE OF ME”- Moesha Boduong

Ghanaian Actress/Photo Model, Moesha Boduong has revealed to International Journalist, Christiane Amanpour of CNN that she is dating a married man due to the poor state of Ghana’s economy.

In an interview on CNN’s Amanpour show, she revealed that the state of the Ghanaian economy has pushed her to sleep with a married man in order to survive.

“Ghana our economy is such that you just need someone to take care of you because you can’t make enough money as a woman here,” she said.

“When you want to get an apartment, in Ghana you pay two years in advance and I just started working, where will I get the money,” she explained.

The interviewer who was visibly surprised by the revelation and enquired if Miss Boduong was having sex with the man primarily to pay for her rent, with which she responded, “he can afford to take care of you. He takes care of me, my financial stuff, my apartment, my car, my rent, everything”.

She added that in exchange for the money she receives from her lover/benefactor, she is expected to stay loyal to him and yield to his sexual desires whenever he asks for it.

” He expects me to be loyal and just to date him only and give him sex when he wants.You can’t say no.You have to give him what he wants otherwise he is going to think you are cheating on him,” she added.

CNN featured Moesha Boduong on an episode of ‘S£x & Love Around the World’. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour talked with Moesha Bodoung on the topic “When being a mistress is a financial decision”.

Watch the interview below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

PRAYE TINTIN’S MOTHER PASSES AWAY

Musician Praye Tintin (real name Nana Adu Koranteng), a member of Hiplife group Praye, has lost his mother.

Madam Edna Enimil affectionately called Aunt Edie, died on Wednesday afternoon April 11, 2018 in Accra through Kidney failure.

Big J Cartel, another member of the group who confirmed the sad news to Nkonkonsa.com added that Praye Tintin is the only son of his late mother.

“It is a very difficult time for him and we are here to console him. All I can see is today is a very sad day for us”, Big J said.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

 

 

“I NEED A LADY WHO CAN CARE TAKE OF ME” – Kuami Eugene

Afrobeats artiste, Kuami Eugene, is currently enjoying a streak many new artistes dream of; he has hit songs (Angela, Confusion), is collaborating on bangers like Adwinfi with Shatta Wale and of course the ladies are falling for him all over.

His good looks and amazing talent are big pluses for him and that will draw many ladies to him but he will only fall for a certain type; a homemaker.

The “Angela” hitmaker, who says he is currently single, has revealed to Showbiz that he is looking for a lady who can take care of his needs.

“I need a lady who can care take of me and my kids and run the home well when I get married to her,” he said.

Apart from that, Kuami Eugene said his dream girl should be smart, beautiful and have a sense of humour. He recently caused some controversy when he reportedly said on social media that he prefers sugar mummies but he denied that.

He may not have won MTN Hitmaker 5 but Kuami Eugene is certainly on top now. Aside from the hits, he has several nominations at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and his performances on a number of stages especially the VGMA Nominees Jam has earned him great reviews.

But he does not take it for granted telling Showbiz, he has worked hard and gives his career his all.

“Ghanaians think I had it on a silver platter but the truth is that I have hustled my way out to where I am now. It hasn’t been easy at all but I thank God I am where I am now and everyone is talking about Kuami Eugene,” he said.

According to him, daily life situations and the experiences from his past have all shaped him.

Real name Eugene Marfo, Kuami Eugene said he is overwhelmed by the love shown him in his short time in the limelight. He expressed gratitude to Lynx Entertainment for spotting his talent and signing him on.

“Lynx Entertainment came in at the right time and I must say that they have been very supportive of my career,” he said.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

COUNSELOR LUTTERODT APOLOGIZES TO YVONNE NELSON

Popular Radio and Television relationship counselor Reverend, George Lutterodt has issued an unqualified apology on TV Africa’s morning show ‘’Breakfast live’’ to Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson for comments attributed to him in which he heaved verbal abuses.

Lutterodt, who in an interview on TV Africa’s Breakfast Live tagged the actress as a “disgraceful born one” rendered a heartfelt apology to the movie director and producer on same show this week.

Ghanaians and industry players descended on Counselor Lutterodt on social media over comments to the actress that many have tagged as ‘’uncalled for’’.

Speaking to TV Africa’s Nikki Samonas, the self-acclaimed counselor said: “To Yvonne Nelson, I say a very big sorry. The wording of the write-up, the conversation and video didn’t really match up, however since it has been said and has denigrated your brand, I sincerely apologize.’’

He further added that he personally has no grudge against the actress and reiterated that he makes comments based on the issues which are been discussed.

“We didn’t sit here to say we are coming to mock Yvonne Nelson or talk about Yvonne, No! But usually and constantly when the issues come up and in the quest to addressing them those things come in line. So the headline that says “Ashawo” or ‘born one” isn’t what it is. If you play the video, that’s not what it is. However, once it was derogatory to Yvonne Nelson and has hurt her brand, I will want to use this same platform that was used, to apologize to her. Yvonne Nelson, I am sorry.’’

“Every statement that has been said, even if it wasn’t what the write-up says, I retract it”, he ended.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

SHATTA WALE NEEDS HELP AND PRAYERS – Bullet

The late Ebony Reigns’ manager, Bullet, has said Shatta Wale needs “help” and “prayers”.

Bullet’s comments came after Shatta Wale attacked him during an interview on Entertainment Review on Peace FMon Saturday.

“This is someone who claims to be from the ghetto. Is that how to talk? His speech should inspire people to want to be great. This is someone who insults pastors. He needs prayers, he needs help,” an obviously angry Bullet said.

On Friday, March 16, 2018, Shatta Wale insulted Bullet, accusing him of being the likely source of rumours that he (Wale) wanted to be paid before performing at the late Ebony’s tribute concert.

He questioned the reports via a post on Facebook post, saying, “How can I charge to go and perform at a funeral … Where is the happiness and enjoyment at the particular place and time… Bullet if you are the one spreading rumors like this which I kno u can ….then u fool waaa this Friday…This is not the first time I am hearing this form your camp .. Zylofon is my pride if you know like go burn the sea.”

Even though Bullet later clarified in a series of interviews that Shatta Wale wasn’t the one making the demand as many Ghanaians believed, the ‘Freedom’ hitmaker still went ahead and called him a fool.

Shatta Wale further called into Peace FM’s Entertainment Review on Saturday to throw jabs at Bullet and also described the upcoming Ebony tribute concert as useless.

This infuriated  Bullet, who reacted by saying he feels sad for Shatta Wale and asked Ghanaians to pray for him because as he’s “not correct” in the head.

CHASE OFFERS $200 TO ANYONE WHO CAN SLAP COUNSELLOR LUTTERODT

R&B singer Fianko Bossman, popularly known as Chase Forever, has taken a swipe at Counsellor George Lutterodt over his consistent emotional abuse and attacks on women.

The counsellor, he undercsored, does not deserve the platforms and attention given to him by the Ghanaian media because he does not use it “wisely”.

He explained that counsellors are professionals who give guidance on personal or psychological problems but “this counsellor most often finds joy in abusing people, especially women” when he gets the chance to sit on TV and radio.

“Any man who mentally, emotionally or physically abuses women doesn’t deserve media clout,” he told News One on Sunday.

Many people have, on several occasions, condemned Counsellor Lutterodt’s degrading comments about women on TV, radio and other platforms.

His latest rant occurred at the studios of TV Africa, where he reportedly described celebrated actress Yvonne Nelson as a “born-one, shameful ashawo who has no iota of disgrace to shut up about her adulterous life of having a daughter out of wedlock.”

The comment infuriated a lot of Ghanaians, including actors, who took to social media to lambast him.

According to Chase Forever, the likes of Lutterodt would never have been given the opportunity to sit on radio or TV to denigrate women in the past, let alone given the platforms.

He also took to social media over the weekend and promised to give $200 to any Ghanaian who can shut Counsellor Lutterodt up with a ‘dirty’ slap.

In a video on his Instagram page, the musician said, “This guy sits on TV and degrades a woman that’s carried a baby for 9-months and nobody says anything about it. It breaks my heart, so I have $200 dollars for anyone that can slap Counsellor Lutterodt and send me a video.”

OKAY FM INTRODUCES “WEDNESDAY LIVE” WITH ABEIKU SANTANA

Highlife is a music genre that originated in Ghana. It uses the melodic and main rhythmic structure of traditional Akan music, but is played with Western instruments.

In recent times, many pundits have expound that any musician who cannot play live are not greats and this has compelled many young musicians to reconsider their acts and start collaborating with bands and band groups alike.

It is evident thus far that, there have been numerous performance locations through the country. There are regional cultural centers, which serve as the hub of neo-traditional activities.

Major hotels and pubs provide spaces for small combo bands to perform at Friday nights and the weekends. A tap on the shoulders of the brains behind Abrantie Spot, +233 Bar & Grill, Pianobar, Fridays, Chez Afrique, Kiki bees, Carbon, Republic bar in Accra, Echoes Valley, +2 Pub & Kitchen in Kumasi. Hans Cottage in Cape Coast, Gold Spot in Takoradi etc.

These bands including the Patchbay, Ohia beye ya, The Character, Kente band, Asa band, Palmwine Ensemble, Safoa band, Dela  Botri and Hewale band, Abizaa Band, Deep Wave and others provide us with great entertainment as the repertoire cut across different genres but try to maintain the organic nature of our highlife music.

However most of these bands and groups have started their own projects similar to major artiste and labels but have been adequately promoted to help open multiple streams of income to improve their sets, they have backed, supported, played and toured with almost every artistes in the country so deserve a lot more encouragement, opportunities and promotion across all the media channels including radio.

Radio is the oldest and most important medium to spread music. Bands today still rely on the radio to support their music so people will want to but into their vision.

People listen to music for a variety of reasons. Some listen to music to relax in which it serves as a sort of escape from everyday life, some because they are a fan and follow a certain artist, and others because they can relate the lyrics to their own personal experiences. Whichever the case may be, music has and continues to serve an important role in people’s lives.

Okay FM and it’s partners have started a new program dubbed “Wednesday Live’ as a one stop shop experinec for all music lovers and the world, the big idea of Wednesday live on 101.7 fm is to promote bands and groups as they are left out in the promotion of organic and authentic music on radio, encourage more young students to study music and foster collaboration between music artiste and band groups.

ZYLOFON MEDIA CEO APOLOGISES TO STONEBWOY

CEO of Zylofon Media, Nana Appiah Mensah has apologised to Dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Setekla popularly known as Stonebwoy and his management over the recent attack on the artiste and his team.

It was reported that Stonebwoy and some officials of his record label, Zylofon Music were engaged in a scuffle Saturday.

The officers, according to reports had gone to the premises of the Champs Bar in Accra where Stonebwoy was having a show to take back a car alleged to have been given to him by the company.

The Zylofon team led by Artiste and Repertoire Manager for Zylofon Music, Lawrence Nana Asiamah aka Bulldog approached Stonebwoy’s team and asked that the cars which were branded in Zylofon insignia were taken away.

The clash between the two teams, reports suggest led to the firing of gunshots.

Meanwhile, the “Dirty Enemies” singer has explained that he fired the gunshots to defend himself “of any gruesome attack that may have been launched on him”.

Many Ghanaians who have been following the misunderstanding between the artiste and his label are not happy at the turn of events.

While some have condemned Zylofon Media of being unprofessional in handling the current situation, others have also labelled the employees of the firm as incompetent and incriminating Stonebwoy due to the signing of Shatta Wale. But reacting to the issue, Nana Appiah Mensah described the incident as “unfortunate” and strongly condemned the perpetrators.

In a tweet he wrote, “I apologize to team @stonebwoyb and all well wishers for the unfortunate ill incident that occurred. The transport manager exercised a discretion characterized by reflex and over exuberance. An act I vehemently condemn and discourage from our society.”

Source: NKONKONSA.COM