$30,000 NEEDED TO PAY ANOKYE SUPREMO’S HOSPITAL BILLS & TRANSPORT HIS BODY TO GHANA

Manager of the late Highlife Singer Anokye Supremo, Isaac Kwabena Zachariah is appealing to all Ghanaians to contribute financially to help the family of the musician retrieve his mortal remains from the hospital in India.

The young Highlife musician was battling for his life at the Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Mukundapur in India after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor.

The artiste, affectionately known as Daddy Lumba Jr., was diagnosed with an illness after experiencing severe headache that affected his eyes and was therefore flown overseas to receive medical attention.

He passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, after surviving the surgery but reportedly developing a sudden cardiac arrest which claimed his life.

According to the late musician’s Manager who is still in India ensuring the corpse is released by the hospital and returned to Ghana for a befitting burial, there are some outstanding arrears that need to be paid before the authorities of the hospital will give the body to the family.

He noted that the hospital bills that have to be paid amount to 21,000 dollars and “this amount excludes the costs involved in flying the mortal remains to Ghana. It is left with $21,000 after some people donated some amounts to foot the bill while Anokye Supremo was receiving treatment. The total amount of money we spent plus the 21,000 will amount to 30,000” and the hospital is “demanding the payment before the body will released”.

Though the family has to raise the $21,000 dollars, it doesn’t mean the late musician will finally touch down on the soil of Ghana, the Manager further disclosed and explained to host Kwame Adjetia on Neat FM’s Entertainment Ghana on Monday, February 4, 2019 that there are other procedures that need to be followed which also demand financial help.

He said about 2,000 dollars has to be ready for the body to be prepared for transport to Ghana and this amount also doesn’t include the costs to fly the corpse.

Detailing the host on what needs to be done to ensure the body arrives in the country in peace; the Manager said “we have to contact Ghana customs to know the processes to undertake to bring the body. After raising the money for the undertaker in charge of the corpse which is 2019 dollars, we have to also think about how to foot the bill for the flight that will convey it. I’m also told that there are other financial needs that must be met when the body arrives in Ghana but we’re in talks to cover all the financial costs”.

He appealed with Ghanaians and sympathisers of the late musician to contribute their quota to help bring Anokye Supremo’s remains back home.

“Anyone who wants to give some money must contact this mobile number: 0243152213. This line is for the deceased but Kofi Adoma (of Kofi TV) is the person put in charge to receive the amounts and paid them into the hospital account for the release of the body,” he earnestly requested.

Source: Peacefmonline.com

FOOD AND DRUGS AUTHORITY NAMES 41 HARMFUL COSMETIC PRODUCTS IN GHANA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), as part of its routine market surveillance activity, is investigating the possible adulteration of mercury, hydroquinone or steroids in some cosmetic products on the Ghanaian market.

The directive issued by the FDA after investigations on the Ghanaian market revealed that the cosmetic products contain some harmful substances which violate the Standards Authority Act, 1973 (N.R.C.D.1 173) as well as sections 111 (c) and 113 (b) of the Public Health Act, 2012, Act 851.

“The companies whose products contain these substances (mercury, hydroquinone and steroids) have been directed to initiate an immediate recall of their products from the market as they pose a potential health risk,” the FDA said in a statement signed by its Head Communications and Public Education Department, James Lartey.

“These substances are not permitted in cosmetic products due to their adverse side effects over prolonged use. The adverse health effects associated with these substances include but not limited to the following: permanent neurological damage in children (pre—natal and neo-natal, kidney toxicity, fertility problems, birth defects, gastrointestinal toxicity, liver toxicity, skin infections, skin cancer and hyperpigmentation/Ochronosis”.

The products include Perfect White Beauty Lotion (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone) and Day By Day Men Perfect Body Lotion (Betamethasone) produced by DIMD Limited as well as Ahoofs Foundation Body Cream (Mercury, Hydroquinone) produced by Banare Limited and Fair & White So White Skin Perfector Brightening and Moisturizing Body Milk (Hydroquinone) produced by France Mod Limited.

The list of companies and products that contain the substances that are not permitted in cosmetic products are:

DIMD Limited

1. Perfect White Beauty Lotion (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

2. Day By Day Men Perfect Body Lotion (Betamethasone)

Banare Limited

1. Ahoofs Foundation Body Cream (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

France Mod Limited

1. Fair & White So White Skin Perfector Brightening and Moisturizing Body Milk (Hydroquinone)

IVO Ghana Limited

1. Zoe Peau Sublime Beauty Lotion (BN:AF50.04000002.09:15) (Mercury, Betamethasone, Hydroquinone)

2. Zoe Peau Sublime Beauty Lotion (BN: not stated) (Mercury, Betamethasone, Hydroquinone) Body Clear Lightening Lotion (BN: not stated) (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

4. Zoe Peau Sublime Face Corrective Cream (BN: not stated) (Mercury, Clobetasol, Betamethasone)

5. Body Fashion Body Milk (BN: not stated) (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

6. HT7 Hyprogel Body Lotion (BN: not stated) (Betamethasone)

7. Beauty Clinic Whitening Lotion (BN: AF51.0500 0001) (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

Magic Dodo Ltd

1. Dodo Beauty Lightening Lotion (BN: 006114) (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

2. Marie France Skin Care (BN: 006045) (Mercury, Betamethasone, Hydroquinone

Nouvelle Parfumrie Gandour Ghana Limited

1. Tiatio Concentrated Serum (Betamethasone, Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

2. Bravia Unifying Body Cream (BN: 1006618) (Hydroquinone)

3. Bronze Tone Cocoa Butter and Honey Extracts (Hydroquinone)

4. Passionella Complexion Unifying Serum (Hydroquinone)

5. Passionella Brightening Cream (BN2241540) (Hydroquinone)

6. Fluo Pommade a Huile de Ricin (Betamethasone)

7. Bravia Lotion (Mercury, Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

8. Doctoress Creme (Clobetasol)

9. Pure Skin Vanishing Care Body Cream (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

10. Senophine Creme (Clobetasol)

11.Abana Facial Creme (Mercury, Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

12.Bronze Tone Maxi Tone Cocoa Butter & Honey Extract Lotion (Hydroquinone)

13.Maxilight Lightening & Purifying Body Lotion (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

14.G&G Body Cream (Mercury, Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

Paradise Cosmetics Limited

1. Bioskin Lightening Body Lotion (BN: 750) (Hydroquinone, Clobetasol)

2. Bioskin Lightening Body Lotion (BN: 847) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

3. Clair—Liss Genial Lightening Body Cream (BN: 39834) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

4. Clair—Liss Genial Lightening Body Cream (9816) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

5. Sivoclair Lightening Body Lotion (BN-3560) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

6. Goldskin Clarifying Body Lotion with Argan Oil (BN: 740) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

7. Goldskin Fast Action Cream with Argan Oil (BN: 607025) (Clobetasol)

8. Peau Claire Lightening Body Cream (BN: 3926) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

9. Biocarrot Lightening Body Lotion (BN: 167) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

Stopover JRA Enterprise

1. RA Foundation Body Cream (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

Universal Basic Company Limited

1. Tendrina Special Hand and Body Complexion Lotion (BN: 139) (Betamethasone)

2. Tendrina Complexion Cream (BN: CT 4003) (Betamethasone)

3. Tendrina Hand and Body Complexion Lotion (BN: not legible) (Betamethasone)

4. TC 35 Clear Complexion Milk (BN: 14352) (Betamethasone)

EMELIA BROBBEY MADE DEAR CUPID BABY DIAPER BRAND AMBASSADOR

Award-winning Ghanaian actress and TV presenter, Emelia Brobbey has been named the brand ambassador of Dear Cupid baby diaper.

This deal will see the face of the beautiful actress embossed on all the comfortable diaper you buy for your babies from the company.

The Start Media boss was appointed as the brand ambassador on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The Dear Cupid baby diapers are produced by Noki company limited.

It is not clear the exact number of years Emelia Brobbey has been signed on as the brand ambassador but a close source to the actress tells us it is for a couple of years.

Dear Cupid baby diaper is a quality diaper which helps keep wetness away from babies.

I DARE WHOEVER HAS MY SEX TAPE WITH ADEBAYOR TO RELEASE IT FOR $100,000 – Yvonne Okoro

Actress Yvonne Okoro has thrown a daring challenge to anybody, especially Bloggers, who claim that they have a sex tape of Togolese international footballer, Emmanuel Adebayor and herself to release it for a whopping trophy fee of $100,000 which will be paid by the footballer.

She made this dare when she was talking about her rumored relationships with the rapper Criss Waddle and Emmanuel Adebayor. The ‘Contract’ actress stated that aside from the untrue rumor that she has been bonking with Criss Waddle all this time, she was recently told by a friend that some bloggers claim they have a sex tape of herself and Adebayor.

Miss Okoro further told Andy Dosty that she immediately sent a sarcastic message to Adebayor to ask if he recorded them when they had s*x the last time. She added that this message got Adebayor cracked up with laughter because he knew it was not true.

She added that it was at this point that the former Tottenham player told her that he is willing to give anybody $100, 000 if they provide the said video.

Yvonne Okoro then dared anyone who claims has a sex tape of them to publish it for $100,000 Adebayor promised.

Source: Zionfelix.net

BECCA DELETES ALL NAM1 & ZYLOFON PHOTOS FROM HER INSTAGRAM PAGE

Zylofon Media artiste, Becca, has deleted all photos of the record label as well as Nana Appiah Mensah from her Instagram page.

The singer was one of the first stars to have signed a deal with Zylofon Music after the record label was established.

Becca also played a key part in the PR aspect of NAM 1’s businesses and travelled together with her boss to the BET awards last year.

However, with NAM 1 currently in hot waters, it appears the “You lied to me” hitmaker is beginning to detach herself. Our checks on her social media pages prove she has taken down any photo that has something to do with either NAM 1 or Zylofon.

The only photos left are that from her 10th year in the music anniversary celebration. Meanwhile, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of NAM 1, who is also the CEO of Menzgold Ghana Limited.

This follows months of agitation from aggrieved customers of the gold dealership firm whose investments remain locked up. Menzgold has been in the news in recent months following disagreements with the Bank of Ghana (BoG) regarding its operations.

Source: Yen.com

VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS 2019 OFFICIALLY OPENS NOMINATIONS

Organizers of the prestigious Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) has unleashed a press statement to notify it’s cherished audience of the opening of nominations for the 20th edition of the awards scheme.

A Press statement signed by the PRO for the VGMA, George Quaye, indicates that Interested stakeholders are to pick up nomination forms from the offices of Charterhouse Productions Limited, partner radio and TV stations or download from www.ghanamusicawards.com.

Forms can also be filled and submitted online at www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com.

READ FULL STATEMENT BELOW:

VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Happy New Year to you and yours from Charterhouse Productions Limited, organizers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Festival.

On behalf of the Board, headline Sponsor, Vodafone and other partners, we are honoured to inform musicians, music industry practitioners and members of the general public that nominations for the special 20th-anniversary edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards are officially open.

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, since its inception in 2000 has grown to become the biggest event on the Ghanaian Entertainment Calendar, designed among other things, to recognize and celebrate the hard work and dedication of the various players in Ghana’s music industry.

Interested stakeholders are by this release encouraged to pick up nomination forms from the offices of Charterhouse Productions Limited, partner radio and TV stations or download from www.ghanamusicawards.com.

Forms can also be filled and submitted online at www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com.

Completed hand-filled forms with copies of music works and promotional images should all be submitted to the offices of Charterhouse Productions Limited located at B824/10 Feo Eyeo Street, Industrial Area Accra, near TV Africa, not later than 31st January 2018 when all nominations officially close.

Soft copies of works and images can also be sent via mail to entry@ghanamusicawards.com.

Please note that only works released between 1st January 2018 – 31st December 2018 can be entered.

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Festival is a Charterhouse Productions event proudly sponsored by Vodafone.

Terms and conditions apply.

ABENA KORKOR ADDO GIVES HOPE TO MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS

Mental health advocate Nana Abena Korkor Addo is set to put smiles on the faces of mental health patience, this festive season.

Mental health has been a front-runner in the discussion for some time now as the cry for a befitting infrastructure, environment, medical supplies as well as the treatment of people with mental health at our hospitals and mental homes took the center stage.

Irrespective of the go all-out made by government, it’s palpable that is not enough as individuals and organizations have taken on the mantle to restore sanity and inspire hope. One of those individuals is Nana Abena Korkor Addo, a lady living with bipolar disorder.

Nana Abena Korkor Addo the founder of psychosocial Africa an NGO has set aside Friday 21st December 2018 to donate to the staff and mental health patients of the Ankaful psychiatric hospital. She made it known the group which is a mental health and support group made up of other bipolar patients and others with mental health issues has an annual event initiated by them in their quest to support others.

“We support each other through our crisis and medical challenges and also advocate for mental health and give education. As our way of giving back to society, we choose other mental health patients and make donations to support them. This is the second edition, the first edition we chose the foster ward at Ankaful, Central Region”, Abena stated

Going on about this year’s donations and activities, she noted, “At this year’s donation, there will be a makeover session for the patients and a photo shoot so they can have one very beautiful memory of themselves they can remind themselves off when they go back home.”

She also added that, “We will also encourage them to know their condition is not the end of the world and they can come out and be successful just like myself and others.”

She rounded up by making a call on the general public to come to their aid with donations as they can’t do it all alone, donations may include; Toiletries, Insecticide spray, foodstuff, Dress, cash among others.

MR EAZI TO FUND MUSIC VIDEO FOR 100 EMERGING ARTISTES ACROSS AFRICA

Nigerian singer, songwriter and entrepreneur Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade better known by his stage name Mr Eazi, is calling up all emerging artistes across Africa to support and fund for their music videos.

The “Akwaaba” hitmaker made a call on twitter to emerging artistes across Africa to submit their entries on Instagram and get the chance to be part of 100 talented individuals he is going to support and fund for their music videos.

He tweeted:

“Calling out Emerging Artists Across Africa, its Time to Submit Your Entries on Instagram and be part of 100 talented individuals who will be getting music video Funding!!! Follow the link for more info”

He is the pioneer of Banku music, a fusion sound he describes as a mixture of Ghanaian highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns.

Mr Eazi relocated to Kumasi in 2008 and enrolled at KNUST, where he began booking artists to perform at college parties.

He showed interest in music after recording a guest verse on “My Life”, a song that gained traction and became a popular record at KNUST.

Mr Eazi released his debut mixtape, About to Blow, in July 2013.

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