PEACE HYDE NOMINATED FOR EXQUISITE LADY OF THE YEAR (ELOY) AWARDS 2018

British/Ghanaian Media entrepreneur and Head of Digital Media and Partnership/ WA Correspondent, Peace Hyde has been nominated in the ELOY Award for Journalism and Media Print category for her outstanding work with the renowned business magazines, Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa. Joining her in the competitive category is CNN Digital Head, Stephanie Busari and BBC Anchor Didi Akin.

The Prestigious ELOY Awards organised each year to celebrate women of excellence and features some of the most successful female entrepreneurs across various fields in Africa is celebrating its 9th edition this year.

Organised by Exquisite Magazine, the awards shortlists individuals based on the character, ability and achievements and how her work impacts the Nigerian and African society, through Direct and Indirect Leadership, Service, Commitment, Achievement and Integrity.

Peace Hyde was also recently nominated as a 2018 Obama Foundation Africa Leader for her inspirational work with education non-profit Aim Higher Africa, which has to date, built over 800 grassroots entrepreneurs.

The awards are set to take place in Victoria Island, Lagos.

NKONKONSA ADJUDGED MOST FOLLOWED GHANAIAN BLOG ON INSTAGRAM

Nkonkonsa.com instagram page has been adjudged as the most followed blog on Instagram and we placed number 16 in the top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers list.

With the power and influence popular online portals have assumed globally, leading PR & Rating firm, Avance Media has launched an annual research ranking dubbed Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers to unveil the faces behind the most read and popular blogs owned and run by Ghanaians.

The ranking which features bloggers from diverse sectors such as entertainment, lifestyle, education, fashion, technology, health, relationship and others is intended to annually feature Ghanaian bloggers whose blogs have distinguished themselves as a source of credible information, education & entertainment according to the MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah. He further stated that; beyond serving as netizen ambassadors of Ghana, these individuals’ blogs must also be devoid of fake news and the propagation of negative propaganda.

According to the 2018 ranking, founder of www.ghpage.com, Toni Kusi ranked as the most influential blogger claiming the top spot.

With the ranking featuring a limited number of females, Jemila Abdulai of www.circumspete.com emerged as the most influential female blogger and number 32 on the overall ranking.

Using estimated traffic data & social media influence as key indicators for the ranking, the research also unveiled Ameyaw Debrah as the most followed blogger across Social Media and also on twitter.

Fashionghana.com run by Nana Tamakloe leads as the most followed blog on Facebook with www.nkonkonsa.com also run by Eugene Osafo-Nkansah as the most followed blog on Instagram.

In furthering their pursuit to support bloggers, Avance Media will in March 2019 convene the first edition of the Ghana Bloggers Summit, an initiative which will bring bloggers together to network, share and learn among themselves to project a good image of Ghana. More information on the summit is available via www.avancemedia.org/bloggers19

Below are the 2018 Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers and their blogs:

1.         Toni Kusi || ghpage.com

2.         Seckloawu Bless || celebritiesbuzz.com.gh

3.         Stephen Zoure || mynewsgh.com

4.         Chris-Vincent Agyapong || ghanacelebrities.com

5.         Fiifi Adinkra || ghanandwom.net

6.         Nana Tamakloe || fashionghana.com

7.         Ameyaw Debrah || ameyawdebrah.com

8.         Chris Handler || ghbase.com

9.         Nii Atakora Mensah || ghanamusic.com

10.   Akesse Sanza || jetsanza.com

11.   John-Bunya Klutse || jbklutse.com

12.   Kofi Cephas || ghgossip.com

13.   Felix Adomako Mensah || zionfelix.net

14.   Ellis Ferdinand || educationghana.net

15.   Isaac Aidoo || ghkwaku.com

16.   Eugene Osafo-Nkansah || nkonkonsa.com

17.   Frimpong Prince || eonlineghana.com

18.   Eugene Nyavor || ghlinks.com.gh

19.   Kwadjo Panyin || musingsofanafricanbachelor.com

20.   David Mawuli || ghanafuo.com

21.   Felix Akakpo || phylx.com

22.   George Britton || georgebritton.com

23.   Elorm Beenie || beeniewords.com

24.   Ebenezer Anangfio || ghanagist.com

25.   Shadrach Annang || eventlabgh.com

26.   Abraham Odartey Lamptey || odarteyghnews.com

27.   Augustus Koranteng Kyei || kobbykyeinews.com

28.   Jonilar Laryea  || jonilar.net

29.   Pep Junia || enewsgh.com

30.   Ekow Simpson || cape360gh.com

31.   Ebenezer Nana Yaw Donkor  || nydjlive.com

32.   Jemila Abdulai || circumspecte.com

33.   Kubinho Acolatse || kubilive.com

34.   Yaw Sarpong || glammynews.com

35.   Tony Asankomah & Lewis Opoku || ghmoviefreak.com

36.   Keni Kodjo || kenikodjo.com

37.   Afua Rida || styledbyrida.com

38.   Amegavi Samuel || tmghlive.com

39.   Mac-Jordan Degadjor || macjordangh.com

40.   Kris Sowah || cypressghana.com

41.   Kwao Lezzes-Tyt || kwaolezzes.com

42.   Edward Blagogee || blagogee.com

43.   Naa Oyoo Kumodzi || naaoyooquartey.com

44.   Mustapha Nii-okai Inusah || attractivemustapha.com

45.   Barimah Amoaning || entamoty.com

46.   Emmanuel Arhin || kulelive.com

47.   Jullie Jay-Kanz || hello-gh.com

48.   Charles Wudengba || wunfef.com

49.   Kobby Blay || ghanahealthnest.com

50.   Kajsa Hallberg Adu || kajsaha.com

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

IF YOU PRESSURE ME TO MARRY I WILL BLOCK YOU – Efya

Songstress Efya has warned people within her circles not to pressure her over marriage. She said she will not allow herself to be pushed into marriage or to start a family.

“When I get to when I’m ready to do those things, I’ll do them. If you pressure me I’ll stop picking up your phone calls and I’ll block you,”she told Giovani and Berla Mundi on the Starr Drive.

“They (Family) don’t bring it to me because I told them a long time ago not to pressure me to have kids, or to get married, none of those things,” she added.

When asked if she is scared of divorce, she said “I’m not scared of divorce, I’m scared of the whole process of marriage. Right now in our generation, there is no fear for loyalty, there is no honesty. Everybody is lying to eachother, there is no commitment”.

“Mental health illness is on the rise, depression is on the rise. Let’s tell each other how we feel so that we can actually be free,” Efya stressed.

The songstress was recently adjudged women of the year award in music by Glitz Magazine. Efya is set to hold an awareness walk and breast cancer screening on October 20.

PRINCE BRIGHT OF BUK BAK FAME RELEASES TWO HOT SINGLES

Prince Bright releases two new songs, first as a solo artist after Buk Bak. The singles are ‘Pioto Photo’ produced by Jay Q, and ‘Small Thing’ Produced by Boss Beatz. Download on https://princebright.com/

Prince Bright, leader of the multi-award winning group Buk Bak was born and raised in Kokomlemle, a suburb of Accra in Ghana, West Africa. After consistent hits in the local and international scenes, Prince Bright migrated to the United States of America to further his education and seek the American dream. All being good, music kept calling until the come-back of Buk Bak resonated with the world with their smash hit song KOLOM. Their success was unfortunately short lived due to the heart breaking demise of his partner Ronnie Coches.

Prince Bright has finally broken his silence after all these years to carry on the legacy of Buk Bak. Welcome the new beginning as the legacy unfolds.

Prince Bright, leader of the multi-award winning group Buk Bak was born and raised in Kokomlemle, a suburb of Accra in Ghana, West Africa.

After consistent hits in the local and international scenes, Prince Bright migrated to the United States of America to further his education and seek the American dream. All being good, music kept calling until the come-back of Buk Bak resonated with the world with their smash hit song KOLOM. Their success was unfortunately short lived due to the heart breaking demise of his partner Ronnie Coches.

Prince Bright has finally broken his silence after all these years to carry on the legacy of Buk Bak. Welcome the new beginning as the legacy unfolds. 

 

GHANAIAN ACTOR CHRIS ATTOH MARRIES AGAIN

Ghanaian actor and Broadcaster, Chris Attoh, has gotten married again after his first marriage with Nigerian actress Damilola fell on the rocks in 2017.

The private ceremony took place at North Kaneshie in Accra on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Chris Attoh, one of Ghana’s most eligible bachelors has moved on after his divorce from Nigerian actress Damilola Adegbite.

The Ghanaian actor has confirmed marriage reports barely 24 hours after the news broke.

The actor in a post on Facebook shared lovely pictures of himself and wife Bettie Jenifer.

He wrote;

“I want to thank God for his love and for hearing my prayers, indeed when the sun appears all things suddenly seen with clarity!!! Thank you God for a blessed day!!! ❤”

Chris Attoh was previously married to Nigerian actress Damilola in 2015 but their marriage hit the rocks in 2017. The two gave birth to a son, Brian.

Check out from below the photos Chris Attoh shared.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

 

MAKAFUI SET TO CHANGE THE AFROPOP GAME

Born Stephen Makafui Agyemang, Makafui is the recently discovered Ghanaian Afropop and neo-soul singer who is on a journey to elevate the current state of Ghana music with his talent.

Makafui is an alumnus of the University for Development Studies with a bachelors degree in Planning. He has however been a lover of music right from his childhood, and has contributed tremendously to his church choir, while growing up.

Makafui decided to pursue music as a career two years ago, and has since then been hardworking and consistent with his craft. He draws musical inspiration generally from life; with everything he sees, hears and experiences. His mere existence and art of living triggers melodies with which he creates his music.

Outside of music, Makafui enjoys playing video games and soccer. He is a very affable, sociable and down to earth young man who will undoubtedly be loved by the masses, not only for his personality, but for his music as well.

Makafui is currently signed on Clarkzville Entertainment, with Gidi Siq Beatz as his Producer. Anticipate Makafui’s debut single, Me Ne Woa, on Saturday, 6th October.

Be a part of his journey on social media:

Facebook: @just_makafui

Instagram: @just_makafui

Twitter: @just_makafui

FIRST LADY OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARRIVES IN GHANA TODAY

The First Lady of the United States of America, Mrs. Melania Trump, has arrived in Ghana today Tuesday, October 2, 2018 to start a four-country tour of Africa.

Mrs Trump’s plane touched down at the Jubilee lounge of the KIA at exactly 10:06 am on Tuesday.

The US first lady was welcomed by the First Lady of Ghana Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo with traditional drummers and dancers at the Kotoka International Airport in the capital, Accra.

But another compared her unfavourably to former First Lady Michelle Obama who was warmly received with her husband on a trip in 2009.

She will leave Ghana on October 4 and visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, to promote the First Lady’s ‘Be Best’ campaign, which she launched in May 2018.

The campaign is aimed at promoting the well-being of the youth and also advocates against cyberbullying and drug use, in Africa.

Mrs Trump announced her visit at a reception for spouses of world leaders, held on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, in New York.

The visit is being organised in partnership with the United States Aid Agency (USAID) and will involve the four countries, described by Mrs Trump as ‘four beautiful and very different countries in Africa’, who have worked closely with the USAID in various areas.

On March 20, she met with top executives of technology companies including Amazon, Google, Twitter, Snap and Facebook, to discuss the issue of cyberbullying and how it affects children.

Mrs Trump, born Melanija Knavs in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, on April 26, 1970, is the wife of Donald Trump, who was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America in January 2017.

Melania moved to the US in 1996 to pursue her modelling career and became a US citizen in 2006 after she married Donald Trump in 2005.

She is the first naturalized and second foreign-born US citizen to become the First Lady, after Louisa Adams, wife of the sixth president, John Quincy Adams.

Mrs Trump came from a humble background, born to an Austrian father, Viktor Knavs, who worked as a car dealer, and a Slovenian mother, Amalija, who worked as a patternmaker at children’s clothing manufacturer, Jutranjka, in Sevnica.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

“IF YOU TALK ABOUT MY BABY, I WILL COME FOR YOU” – Yvonne Nelson

Ghanaian actress and movie producer Yvonne Nelson has vowed she will go all out to protect her baby daughter, Ryn, from people who say unpleasant things about her.

The actress survived a lot of controversy for getting pregnant for her UK photographer boyfriend, Jamie Roberts, and eventually giving birth to a baby girl.

Many social media commentators and some mainstream media questioned the rationale behind her decision to give birth before getting married and why choosing her photographer boyfriend.

Others simply passed a straight verdict on her decision, describing it as “immoral”.

But hanging out with the 2018 Ghana’s Most Beautiful (GMB) contestants on Tuesday, the award-winning actress indicated that she is personally unfazed about news stories that put her in a bad light.

She stated, however, that she will not take it lightly with people who try to involve her daughter in those stories.

“But I don’t really care about negative stories. I think I’m used to it. People just want to sell their newspapers and whatever, so you just leave them but if you talk about my baby, I will come for you.”

She narrated an instance where she had taken on someone – whose identity she failed to disclose – for making some “unpleasant” commentary about her baby.

“Like the recent one that happened: I don’t want to mention his name but he was talking about the baby,” she told the ladies.

“He kept making very weird comments about her and the last one I just felt it was too much so my lawyer wrote to him and he retracted and apologized.”

She explained that the name of her daughter is a combination of the initials of her boyfriend and her own names – Robert and Yvonne Nelson (RYN) – and that she wants her daughter to have her parents’ names with her wherever she goes.

She used the opportunity to advise the ladies who are vying for the GMB 2018 cash, car and crown never to give up on their pursuits in life even if they fail the first time.

The 10 ladies, who were unveiled Sunday, September 16 at Takoradi,were ushered into the GMB Reality House on Monday and are poised for action.

SARKODIE DEFENDS MENZGOLD

After the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) directed Gold trading firm Menzgold to shut down its operations, a number of personalities have publicly declared their support for the company and its owner.

The latest to join that list of personalities, supporting Nana Appiah Mensah, CEO of Menzgold, is rapper Sarkodie.

Sarkodie, who is a known friend of Mr Mensah, has vouched for his credibility. Rapper Sarkodie says Nana Appiah Mensah genuinely cares about Ghana.

In a tweet, the rapper said, “One man doing the most for our beloved country 🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭 knowing him personally he genuinely cares about the country’s progress … might not know the ins and outs but one thing is for sure – the Nam1 mission is for a better Ghana 🙏🏾 Bless @mn_appiah”.

The SEC had said that Menzgold had been dealing in the purchase and deposit of gold collectables from the public and issuing contracts with guaranteed returns with clients, without a valid license from the Commission.

The business, according to SEC, is in contravention of “Section 109 of Act 929 with consequences under section 2016 (I) of the same Act.”

Meanwhile, Menzgold has urged its customers to keep calm despite the directive from the SEC.

The gold dealership expressed disappointment in the regulator for leaking to the public, its directive to the company in spite of their cooperation and submission to investigations into their business.

Actress Benedicta Gafah, in a video, assured all customers of Menzgold to remain calm. She noted that their gold deposit is safe.

new music video: “YESU DIN NO”  BY BRA COLLINS

Sensational urban gospel artist, Bra Collins has finally released visuals for his debut single “Yesu din no”, Sena Agbe.

The video was shot mainly inside a chapel and breathe taken locations.

Watch the videos below:

Bra Collins has assumed the role of an evangelist by taking the gospel to the streets in his new single, “Yesu din no.”

Born Collins Gyan Oppong, the “Singers Prayer” hitmaker makes a strong case that spreading the gospel could be done in diverse ways, hence his decision to concentrate on winning souls on the streets via gospel music.

The song which was jointly produced by Cabum and Drunkain talks about the power behind the name of Jesus and encourages all believers on the need to mention the name of Jesus in all endeavors.

The song rides on the slogan “nyame nsa wo mu” and was inspired by instructions in the Book of Mark and Ecclesiastes which stresses: “Go into the entire world and preach the gospel to all creation…” and “…remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, I find no pleasure in them”.