GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS AFRICA INTERACT WITH STAKEHOLDERS IN KUMASI

Officials of the Golden Movie Awards Africa event paid a visit to Kumasi to interact with stakeholders in the industry.

The session was held at Ceeta Kel Hotel in Asokwa and attracted movie practitioners and media personnel from the metropolis.

The officials from Ghana Movie Awards Africa were Mrs. Mimi Andani Michaels, Director for Golden Movie Awards Africa and Mr. Ken Addy, Media Director.

The director spoke about the need to change the negative narrative of Africa through films and why it was crucial for film makers in Ghana and particularly a film hub such as Kumasi to come up with compelling stories to match their compatriots on the African continent.

She debunked the unsubstantiated allegations that the Golden Movie Awards Africa was only interested in movies in the English language and pointed to the fact that one of their own ,Mr. Kenneth Yeboah, producer for Made in Agege had sixteen nominations and three awards in the maiden edition.

On his part Mr. Ken Addy took the stakeholders through the calendar of the awards and explained the procedure for submission of films which he said was opened on the 1st of February 2018 and ends on the 1st of April 2018.

He informed the gathering that the jury for this year’s edition will include members from Kenya, Nigeria and Cameroon and that the Nominations announcement will take place in Cote D’Ivoire on 3rd May 2018.

The main event is slated for 2nd June 2018 in Accra Ghana. There was a question and answer segment to address the issues the stakeholders had.

 

 

photos: STONEBWOY VISITS KORLE-BU & DONATES GHC5,000 TO ACCIDENT CENTRE

Multiple award winning Dancehall act Stonebwoy has given an amount of Ghc5,000.00 to the accident ward of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on his 30th birthday.

As part of his corporate social responsibility, the BHIM Nation President also donated items worth thousands of Ghana cedis to patients at the ward.

An initiative by his Foundation, The Livingstone Foundation aims at giving back to society and creating equal opportunities for kids and adults from deprived backgrounds.

Stonebwoy who was once a victim of road accident saw it needful to support and share quality moment with in-patients of the ward. A moment that revived his struggle to survive in the same ward 15 years ago.

See more photos to see all the pictures of his visit to Korle Bu below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

photos: ZYLOFON MEDIA UK OFFICE OPENED!

The desire for expansion of the business of Zylofon Media, a media entity and a record label based in Ghana has started on a very urgent note as their office in London was opened with all pomp and pageantry last Monday 5th March 2018.

The office located in the middle of London and known to be a business area at No 1 Berkeley Square House: Berkeley Square, Mayfair London (W1J 6BO) is just suitable for the business and looks of Zylofon Media. The official opening attracted musicians, actors, event promoters, talent agents and managers, radio and television personalities. Some of these personalities included actor Prince David Osei, musician Captain Planet of 4×4 fame, DJ Mensah, Barbara Newton aka Atwei, founder of GUBA who led the organization and also popularly called Dentaa were in attendance. The rest include Confidence Haugen, Alordia of Alordia promotions and his West Coast promotions brother, Dennis of Akwaaba UK fame, Ato Brown of ABN UK fame, Ato Eric an actor, Patrick Baah Flex Newspaper, Kenneth Brown Eye, Jammie Roberts (Yvonne Nelson`s fiancé), Danny Erskine and several influential people who are running affairs in the arts and showbiz industry in the UK.

In his speech as the communications director of Zylofon Media, Mr. Samuel Atuobi Baah explained that the entry of Zylofon Media is a strategic business movement to aid their international invasion. Sammy Flex as he is affectionately called noted that since their entry into showbiz business in 2016, they have chalked several successes including mega events, a formidable radio station (Zylofon 102.1 FM) and a television (Zylofon TV) platforms all in Ghana. After producing great songs from their quality signed artistes, time is now right for them to go beyond the borders of Ghana and London is their first stop. He was also grateful to the Chief Executive officer of Zylofon Media Nana Appiah Mensah who saw the importance and business idea of their establishment in the UK.

The Zylofon Media entry is also to inform and to announce to all industry people in the UK that they are opened for business discussions in the area of events, music publishing, arts related projects and many more viable projects both in Ghana and in the UK. He commended the hard works of some entities like GUBA, Akwaaba UK and Ghana Music Awards UK for their successes so far and promised them of future collaborations business wise.

A team from Zylofon Media led by the communications director Samuel Atuobi Baah including Isaac Aidoo Digital Media head, Enoch Attakora for production, Issac Duodu for Cinematography and photography with support from Fiifi Ohene Asiedu, a special aid to Zylofon Media.

The official opening of Zylofon Media was organized and coordinated by GUBA UK.

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FIRST CHOICE HAIR & BEAUTY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY IN STYLE

One of the foremost beauty clinics in Africa, First Choice Hair and Beauty has launched its 20 years Anniversary celebration. The classy event was held at the Spintex branch on 28th February 2018.

The launch saw many respected personalities within the Entertainment, Sports and Political sectors of the country.

Speaking at the launch, Madam Faustina Adofo Adjagar, Chief Executive Officer of First Choice Hair & Beauty said they are celebrating 20 years of being the difference in the hair and beauty industry.

She outlined some of the enviable achievements.

“20 years of leading the way in the Hair and beauty industry in Ghana and 20 years of exceptional quality and professional service delivery to Ghanaians and other nationals ” she said.

She enumerated remarkable achievements that have been chalked by First Choice Hair and Beauty and thanked all customers for their loyalty.

The special guest of honor Dr. Ellen Hagan also added that, Twenty years is not just an ordinary milestone, it’s more of a journey full of its success and also it’s obstacles

“A 20 Year milestone is regarded as a time of looking back and looking forward into the future, to most institutions celebrating twenty years is a time for celebration, A time for formulating plans, reassessing, and implementing action plans and game changers that can push a company forward into the next level ”

Some of the high profile personalities present include; The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ghanaian Human Resource (HR) consultancy and recruitment agency L’aine Services Limited, Ellen Hagan who was the special Guest of Honour, Radio Presenter AJ Sarpong, Actress Victoria Lebene, Miss Universe Ghana 2017 queen Ruth Quashie among others.

Checkout the full speech by Madam Faustina Adofo Adjagar, Chief Executive Officer of First Choice Hair & Beauty, as she tells the history and the future of First Choice Hair & Beauty.

Honorable Minister, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen from the media, all protocols observed; I welcome you all to First Choice Hair & Beauty.

We are gathered here today to officially announce to the general public that, by the grace of God Almighty, First Choice Hair & Beauty is 20 years old.

We are celebrating 20 Years of Being the Difference in the Hair & Beauty Industry; 20 Years of Leading the Way in the Hair & Beauty Industry in Ghana; and 20 Years of Exceptional Quality, and Professional Service Delivery to Ghanaians and other nationals.

As you all know or may have heard, First Choice Hair & Beauty, previously known as First Choice Hair & Nails Salon, is the leading name in the beauty and cosmetology industry in Ghana. Living by our core values of Service, Teamwork, Innovation and Continuous Education, we have consistently brought smiles to the faces of our cherished customers and business partners.

My name is Faustina Adofo Adjagar (Mrs.), the Chief Servant and C.E.O of First Choice Hair & Beauty. From our early days at Zongo Junction (that is around the Korle-bu Area), we have braved the odds and strived to grow and serve the hair and beauty needs of our cherished customers, amidst torrential “DUMSOR” – not this recent “Dadaba” types we have been experiencing.

By the grace of God, I have had the honor and privilege of leading a team of professional and excellent service attendants and together, we have ensured that all our customers have had what they wanted and beyond. We have lived a life, as a business, to provide the total beauty solutions to all and sundry, hence our motto: Your Total Beauty Solutions.

Before outlining the programs earmarked to commemorate our 20th anniversary, I would like to mention a few of our business partners and staff, whose roles has or will be particularly important in First Choice Hair & Beauty’s history, future or both.

Firstly, I would like to appreciate God – our number one business partner – for His continues show of love and His abounding grace and favor.

He is our PILLAR!
The Solid Rock on which our foundation is built;
We know we have a firm FOUNDATION in HIM!
And He promises us of greater things to come, which we believe. To God Be the Glory! Great things He has done.

Secondly;
I would like to introduce and appreciate my husband, Mr. Marcus Adjagar.
With him by my side all these years and also being part of the management of First Choice Hair & beauty, he is and has really been a source of strength and encouragement for me personally, as well as a great strategist in most of our business decisions as a company. Thank you very much Mr. Adjagar.

Finally, help me appreciate, in no particular order, Mrs. Vida Adofo Acquah-Harrison – Beauty Supplies Manager, Mr. Theophilus Adofo – Human Resource & Administration Manager, Beatrice Yeboah – Spintex Salon Manager, Vivienne Aboagye – Achimota Mall Branch Manager, and also Salomey Sarfoaa, Charlotte Oppong, Owusua Mensah, Rose Quaye, Emelia Narh, Lilly Owusu, Harriet Mensah, Gloria Ofosu, Mercy Anane, Mark Mensah Tussey, and all our staffs, for their passion for excellence, hard work and dedication to diligently serve the needs of our customers and leaving them with utmost satisfaction always.

Their immense contributions and support have helped us attain this growth we all are witness to today. I say “ayekoo” to you all and may the good Lord continue to bless you all. Thank you for all you do for the company.

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, I wish to let you all know that this very branch is also 10 years old this month of February.
Ayekoo to all our Spintex staff as well.
We thank God for His mercies and grace for this milestone.

So it is a double celebration for us.

Now to the main reason we are gathered here today!

First Choice Hair & Beauty is celebrating 20 years of excellence and professional hair and beauty service in the beauty and cosmetology industry in Ghana.

This celebration is a way of thanking; –
God – for His Love and abundant Grace and Provision
Our cherished customers – for their believe in us
Our staff – for being there for us and with us throughout this journey
Our business partners– for the trust and confidence in our brand and business model; And
Mother Ghana– for the peace and harmony we enjoy as citizens and business operators.

Now to the program of activities;

Beginning next month (that’s from tomorrow 1st March 2018): There will be;

Prayer Sessions:

We will begin a series of one (1) hour Friday Morning Prayer Sessions which will go on for the entire duration of the celebration till the final Thanksgiving and family day out in August 2018.

Discount Month:

The month of July will be a discount month in all our salons.
We will run discount promotions on all services in all our salons; to show gratitude to our cherished customers for continually choosing us. New customers will also enjoy the discounts.

Grand Dinner Party & Awards Night:

The climax of all our programs will be in August 2018.
We will hold our 20th Anniversary Dinner Party& Awards Night in the month of August. Side attractions for the day includes; Hair and Beauty talk, Product Launch, Hair Show, Awards Ceremony, Food, Drinks, Dancing, and so much more

Thanksgiving & Family Day Out:

Finally, a thanksgiving service will be held to honor and thank God for His sustenance and grace for the future. We will then have a family day out with games and barbeque.

ANNIVERSARY PROJECT:
Rehabilitation of the Hair and Beauty Training Facility for the female Inmates of

the Nsawam Prisons:

We have commenced discussions and consultations with the Ghana Prisons Service, to rehabilitate the Hair and Beauty Training Facility for the female Inmates of the Nsawam Prisons.

We know prisons are correctional facilities and they also help to reintegrate ex-convicts into the society. The inmates undergo trainings in skills development hence we decided to help reconstruct and furnish the Hair and Beauty Training Facility for the Nsawam Prisons as a social responsibility. This is the first of many we plan on undertaking.

Works is expected to commence by April 2018 and completed in three months; it will be handed over in July 2018.

Hair& Beauty Training Institute:

First Choice Hair & Beauty Training Institute, the long awaited school, will be opened this year. The school will train students on everything hair & beauty. There will be wig making classes also.

Wig Factory:

A Wig Factory will be commissioned later this year. The factory will produce large quantities of wigs, for onward sales and distribution nationwide and within the West African sub-region.

To conclude:

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen; we really appreciate you for taking time off your busy schedules to be present here today, and to join us launch of our 20th Anniversary. I do sincerely hope you enjoy our light meals provided today and trust you would take part in every one of our planned events and programs.

Now it’s time to give the floor to the keynote speaker, Dr Mrs. Ellen Hagan. She is a human resource practitioner with over 25 years of experience and the Chief Executive Officer of L’AINE Services Limited, an ISO certified HR Company, currently ranked 92nd in the Ghana Club 100 (one hundred) 2017 rankings.

She has represented the Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) during International Labour Organisation (ILO) conferences on numerous occasions.

She is also an Honorary Fellow of the Boardroom Institute of the Graduate School of Governance and Leadership and serves on a number of boards including the GIMPA Board, the University of Ghana Business School Board, The Danish Sounding Board, The Christian Sentinel Board, The African Entrepreneurship Hub Board, The Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah African Genius Awards Board and The Millennium Excellence Foundation Board.

Following her desire to see the youth move forward in their work life and to open their eyes to job opportunities other than formal office work, she established the L’AINE Foundation to source funds to concretize the youth’s ideas and plans. Integrity and Excellence are the principal values she stands for and holds very dear.

Dr Hagan is a graduate of the University of Ghana, Legon and also holds an MBA from the University of Leicester, UK, and she is our Keynote speaker for today’s event.

Thank you, ma’am, for making time to join us here today and also accepting to be our keynote speaker. Have a pleasant day and thank you all.

SHATTA WALE, EBONY, OTHERS RECEIVE TOP CELEBRITY AWARDS 2017 PRIZES

Dancehall icon, Shatta Wale received a brand new Dodge Charger Salon car for being the Ultimate Prize Winner of the 2017 People’s Celebrity Awards organized by Spyder Lee Entertainment and sponsored by GN Mobile Money.

The ceremony took place at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018. The 2017 People’s Celebrity Awards was held at the Accra International Conference Centre on December 30th, 2017.

Award winners in various categories-music, movie, sports, religion and media were selected through popular voting. There were also honorary awards for others who had contributed in diverse ways to the development of the stated industries.

Shatta Wale again received an award for being the Favourite Male Musician in 2017 Wednesday’s award giving ceremony. The late Ebony also received a posthumous award for being the Favourite Female Musician for 2017.

Other winners include Lifetime Achievement Award, Ataa Mensah of Ga Showcase fame; Favourite Religious Personality, Apostle Kwadwo Safo; Favourite Female TV Presenter, Berla Mundi; Favourite Male TV Presenter, Dan Kwaku Yeboah; Favourite Music Video, Total Cheat by Fancy Gadam andFavourite Actress, Roselyn Ngisah.

The rest are Favourite Actor, Francis Andoh; Favourite Comedian, Lexi Da Comic; Favourite Female Radio Presenter, Ewurama Attoh; Favaourite Journalist, Attractive Mustapha. Christian Agyei Frimpong wins the prize for Favourite Male Radio Presenter; the Favourite Male Sports Personality was won by Asamoah Gyan with Priscilla Adubea winning the Favourite Female Sports Personality Award.

Others are the People’s Celebrity Award Social Media, Maccasio; Favourite Song Category, Total Cheat with Ghana Galamsey winning the Favourite Movie Award.

photos: NANA AMA MCBROWN AND HUSBAND SURPRISES A BLIND SINGER

Nana Ama MacBrown and her husband Maxwell Mensah has put a smile on the face of physically challenged kid entertainer.

The actress and her better half surprised a blind entertainer who leaves in Cape Coast.

Nana Ama McBrown entertained some students of Cape Coast School of the blind.

The couple surprised former Talented Kids competitor and gave him a brand new Yamaha keyboard and a microphone to help him chase his music dreams as he celebrated his 13th birthday, on Sunday February, 25, 2018.

Nana Ama McBrown who was emotional when giving him the gift encouraged him to chase his dreams and never give up despite the fact that he’s blind.

“I met Christian Morgan when I went on TV3 Talented Kids as a guess judge and I promised him to give him a gift whether in wins the completion or not. Well, he didn’t win but I remember he said really wanted a keyboard so I decided to surprise him today”, she told Nkonkonsa.com.

Management of the school and Christian Morgan’s parents thanked the actress and her husband for their kind gesture and had a photo session with them.

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Source: NKONKONSA.com

 

 

ZYLOFON MEDIA DENY RUMOURS OF SIGNING SARKODIE

After the signing of dancehall artiste Shatta Wale, Zionfelix.net has heard many Ghanaians saying that Zylofon Media will soon add rapper Sarkodie to the artistes on Zylofon Music.

Close friends of the entertainment company have on several occasions disclosed that they have heard that the Nana Appiah Mensah-owned firm has started talks with the ‘Adonai’ hitmaker but Samuel Atuobi Baah, Head of Communication for the company has told Zionfelix.net that there is no iota of truth in the hearsay.

Mr. Atuobi Baah answering Zionfelix.net at the launch of Zylofon Cash last Friday disclosed that the musician real name Michael Owusu Addo is just a friend to the company like him, Adomako Felix popularly called Zionfelix, host of Celebrity Ride With Zionfelix show and boss of zionfelix.net. According to him, the fact that he, Zionfelix comes to Zylofon Media office often does not mean the company is planning of signing him so the public should dump the rumour of Sarkodie joining Zylofon Music into a trash bin.

He further communicated that “Zylofon Media has not taken a decision of signing any artiste”.

“Zylofon Media has not signed Zionfelix but you are our friend. You come to our office anytime of your choice and same as we calling on you anytime we need your help. The fact that you often visit us does not mean we are about to sign you. There are friends and business people of this company. Everybody in the entertainment industry is a friend to Zylofon Media including him Sarkodie. As it stands now, Zylofon Media has not taken a decision to sign any artiste but all musicians in the country are friends of Zylofon Media.” Sammy Flex explained.

Artistes signed on Zylofon Music include Kumi Guitar, Obibini, Becca, Joyce Blessing, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale.

Source: Zionfelix.net

“I WILL UNDERGO COSMETIC SURGERY AFTER I GIVE BIRTH” – Moesha

Ghanaian actress, Moesha Boduong has indicated that she will undergo Liposuction after having babies in order to get rid of the accumulated fat after childbirth.

The actress made this known on The Late Afternoon Show with Berla Mundi on GhOne TV on Monday, February 19, 2018 when she was asked whether she had already undergone the procedure as rumor had it.

Moesha insisted that her curvy figure was acquired through 3 years of waist training and detox and not liposuction like it was widely believed. She however was quick to add that it she would consider the procedure after having babies.

“I think I will do it after I give birth, because I feel like after a baby, it is difficult to lose that fat through exercise. So I will just do a Liposuction and maintain it with some workouts”, Moesha revealed.

The Late Afternoon Show delves into social issues, real life stories and lifestyle from the point of the young, fun and vibrant adult.

With a mixed bag of everything that is discussed among the new generation, the show tends to identify with the emotions of people whiles seeking to answer often asked questions on health, wealth, fashion, cuisine, entertainment and more.

The idea is to have a show that borders on all aspects of life to cater for various age brackets depending on their mood and interest.

It shows on GhOne TV every Monday and Friday at 4pm and repeats 10pm same day and hosted by Award winning TV Presenter,Berla Mundi.

Source: NKONKONSA.com

Comedians At War: DAVID OSCAR EXPOSES DKB!

Comedian David Oscar has made a shocking revelation that he conspired with fellow Comedian DKB to make Ghana’s foremost event company, Charterhouse unpopular.

The Comedian turned musician revealed that he teamed up with fellow Comedian Derrick Kobina Bonney popularly known DKB, to register fake social media accounts to attack and defame event organizers, Charterhouse and some personalities.

David Oscar dropped this bombshell during an interview on the “Total Showbiz” segment of Okay FM’s “Ekwansodwodwo” drive time program.

David described DKB as a hypocrite because after breaking communication with him for over three years, he (DKB) called him just two weeks ago, that he was doing a documentary on comedy in Ghana and asked him to attack Charterhouse as part of the documentary.

“Are you not the self-imposed king of GH comedy, so why don’t you fight them? You are friends with George Quaye, are you not? Although you and I, we teamed up to create anonymous accounts on tweeter to attack the likes of George Quaye, Nii Aryee Tagoe and others. They see you as a friend, don’t they? I am sure they see you as a friend because you are the good guy and David Oscar is the bad guy. Now you are coming to me to go and attach Charterhouse but I said no! I won’t do that. You are a hypocrite. Why don’t you go and fight them yourself?” David Oscar lamented.

DKB who was reached on phone on the same program to react to David’s allegations, only said he believes David Oscar is speaking out of bitterness.

David was reacting to a post he made on Facebook, asking the public to ignore comedians who have conferred on themselves kingly and queenly titles seemingly directed at acclaimed King of GH Comedy, DKB.

In the Facebook post he made on Wednesday, 21st February 2018, the ‘Rasta Love’ singer said he is the best thing that happened to Ghanaian stand-up comedy.

“Forget your kings, king – kongs, queens and self imposed monarchs. I am the best thing that happened to Ghanaian Stand up Comedy. Let any fellow who “can” claim otherwise, step up for a debate,” he wrote.

Since his exit from Stand-up comedy into music, there have been a couple of comedians who have assumed several accolades to dignify their trade but to Derrick Kobina Bonney aka DKB, affectionately called the ‘King of GH Comedy, the King of Stand-up Comedy title was conferred on him by ace satirist Kwaku Sintim-Misa.

Source: NKONKONSA.com

THE LATE EBONY’S NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASED SOON

The manager of late dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns, has announced his readiness to keep the memory of the musician alive by releasing the many songs she did before her death.

In an emotionally packed tribute, Bullet of the Ruff n Smooth fame said his record label – Ruff Town Records – will release Ebony’s next album in the coming days.

“It is to ensure that Ebony Reigns will live forever,” the music entrepreneur explained, unable to restrain her tears from flowing.

St Martin de Porres School at Dansoman has not been able to contain the teeming crowd that has massed up to mark the one-week passing of the artiste.

Ebony died in a car crash on the Kumasi-Sunyani highway while journeying to Accra after visiting her mother who had visited from the UK.

She died with two others – Franky Kuri and Lance Corporal Vondee Atsu – who were with her in the vehicle.