VETERAN ACTOR OSOFO DADZIE DIES AT 89

News reaching Nkonkonsa.com has it that veteran actor, Osofo Dadzie, known in private life as Frimpong Manso, has passed away at a ripe age of 89.


The news of Osofo Dadzie’s passing was first made public by popular Ghanaian actor Clement Bonney, popularly known as Mr Beautiful.
 In an interview on Accra-based Okay FM, Mr Beautiful disclosed that Osofo Dadzie, passed away this morning, Monday, August 10, 2020.
Osofo Dadzie was the title of a television drama series which was very popular in Ghana in the 1970s and early 1980s.
It was by the Osofo Dadzie group, a drama and concert group that were very popular in Ghana at the time the series run.

Osofo Dadzie (Frimpong Manso) was s main character of the series. Other characters included S. K. Oppong, Fred Addai, Akua Boahemaa and Bea Kissi.

Source: NKONKONSA.com

I AM VERY HAPPY ANYTIME I AM CALLED AN ‘ASHAWO’ – Afia Schwarzenegger

Controversial Ghanaian media personality Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa popularly called Afia Schwarzenegger has hit back hard at her “haters ” for calling her names such as a prostitute.

In a video sighted by Nkonkonsa on the IG page of the actress, she claimed the name “ashawo” makes her happy.

The ex-host of OKAY FM’s morning show “Ye Wo Krom” made it clear in a viral video that she did not care whatever titles she’s given. She stated further that she has been called an “Ashawo” countless times in Ghana such that it has even become her title.

“When you call me ashawo, it makes me so happy, it’s like you’re giving me appellations” she emphasised.

“You need to be a goddamn sexy bitch to be able to turn a dog on, and once you can turn a dog on you can turn anything on” she said.

Afia has come out to boldly state that she did not care about those calling her names. She captioned her video, “The subtle act of not giving a fuck”.

And called on all her trolls to come to her academy for more words of insult if they had run out of words.

“I will only get scared if Ghanaians call me a good person,” she said while addressing what she said would surprise her.

Not long ago, Nkonkonsa reported that Afia Schwar had pledged her support for Akufo-Addo in the upcoming 2020 general election.
Source: NKONKONSA.com

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 .

SHOW ME A NEW HOUSE AND CAR BY MONDAY TO PROVE YOU ARE NOT USELESS – Tracey Boakye Dares Singer Mzbel

Award-winning Kumawood actress, Tracey Boakye, is leaving no stone unturned to prove her wealth and worth over singer Mzbel in their ongoing beef.
not resting on her laurels in her social media war with award-winning musician, Mzbel.
In a new video posted on the IG page of Nkonkonsa, Tracey Boakye dared Mzbel to prove her riches by posting a new house and a new car. Tracey Boakye added that Mzbel’s failure to do so would confirm the assertion that the she was so poor and is useless as well.
Tracey said she has given Mzbel up until Monday to post her new assets (Car and house) to prove her wrong. Among many other things, Tracey Boakye indicated that Mzbel was trying to be in a competition with her by replicating whatever she does in her home.
Boakye said in the video that Mzbel copied and pasted everything of hers including the decorations in her home.
Tracey then went on to describe the 16 Years singer with unprintable words and added that she was too old to be in competition with her.
Tracey Boakye noted that she dates only well-to-do men who can take care of her and provide all her needs.
She went on to add that she uses the money she gets from her relationships to acquire properties for herself, unlike others who date without making any money.
Mzbel and Tracey Boakye have been in a hot social media banter with each other over what is believed to be an issue of ‘two ladies dating the same man’.
Source: NKONKONSA.com 

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.

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“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