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

STONEBWOY BREACHED HIS CONTRACT – Bulldog Speaks

Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as Bulldog who is the head of Artistes & Repertoire (A&R) at Zylofon Media has finally opened about his alleged attack on one of the label’s artistes – Stonebwoy.

Bulldog in an interview on Zylofon FM this morning, has narrated what really happened before, during and after the confrontation with Stonebowy and his team at Champs bar inside Paloma Hotel in Accra in Saturday March 10, 2018.

Bulldog revealed among other things that Stonebwoy breached his contract with Zylofon Media and that is what started everything going on now between Zylofon Media and the “Hero” Singer.

Listen to his interview below”

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

CELEBRITY RIDE WITH ZIONELIX GOES ON TV

Popular Youtube entertainment programme, Celebrity Ride With Zionfelix will start showing on Angel TV soon.

The weekly program premieres this Saturday, March 10 on Angel TV and it will be shown each Saturday at the same time.

On ‘Celebrity Ride With Zionfelix’, the blogger and on-air personality hosts top Ghanaian stars for an executive drive around town. The 30-minute program will see the two; host and celebrity guest engage in an interesting chat among other fun activities on the road to entertain viewers.

The new intriguing ‘Celebrity Ride With Zionfelix’ show premiering on the Angel Group of Companies-owned TV station will hosts several top Ghanaian entertainers.

Renowned Ghanaian entertainment personalities who have appeared on the carpool show include Vivian Jill Lawrence, Efya, Bill Asamoah, James Gardiner, Obaapa Christy, Kuami Eugene, Joe Mettle, Kwaku Manu, Papa Kumasi, Tracey Boakye, Moesha Buodong, Piesie Esther, Mzbel, Dblack, D.cryme and many others.

The host, Zionfelix known in private life as Adomako Felix is a vivacious and hardworking, award-winning blogger and radio personality.

EBONY’S FAMILY PRAISES DR LAWRENCE TETTEH

The Family of the late Dancehall Artiste, Ebony Reigns, has expressed gratitude to Rev. Dr Lawrence Tetteh, a Renowned International Evangelist, for his support to the family since the death of their daughter.

Nana Opoku Kwarteng, the Father of the late Singer, said the family was indeed humbled by the numerous gestures of love, spiritual guidance and immense support Rev. Dr Tetteh had shown the family.

He said this at a news conference in Accra to announce the final funeral rites for the late songstress.

The final funeral rites have been scheduled to take place on March 24 at the forecourt of the State House and interment at the Osu Cemetery.

Ebony Reigns, before her demise, shared a heart-warming picture with Rev. Dr Lawrence Tetteh on social media.

The songstress, who posted the photo on her Instagram page, captioned it; “I enjoyed our meeting today Daddy,” which means that Rev. Dr Tetteh was her ‘Spiritual Father’.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Rev. Dr Tetteh said he was consoled for the fact that he led her to Lord and led her to accept Him as her personal saviour before her untimely death.

Mr Bice Osei Kuffor (Obour), the President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), expressed appreciation to Rev. Dr Tetteh for his support saying; “This tells us that in times of trouble we know who to call on.”

Born on February 16, 1997, Ebony Reigns, known in private life as Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, died in an accident on Thursday, February 8, on the Sunyani-Kumasi stretch, at age 20.

Her death shook the nation with tributes pouring in from politicians, academia, the showbiz fraternity and well-wishers. Some of her colleagues have also released songs in her honour.

In the two years that she spent in the music industry, she won the heart of many Ghanaians releasing hit songs like: Aseda, Maame Hwe, Hustle, Sponsor, Date Your Father, Dancefloor and Kupe.

TV AFRICA INTRODUCES GOSSIP SHOW “PAE MU KA”

TV Africa has shown the process of becoming a strong emerging television brand in the face of the fierce competition on the local market front through the re-launch of its newly branded programs and shows.

PAE MU KA, a gossip show translated in the Akan language which simply means “say it all with no holds barred” seems to be the hottest and most sought-after live gossip show on TV today. The show hits you with the latest trending issues on celebrity faux pas.

This new direction and market positioning stem from building a brand reputation of an Afropolitan status with a blend of pan-Africanism.

PAE MU KA is hosted by a young, vibrant, fire-brand called in showbiz as Aysha Papabi. The show is the collector of all filla – good and bad, the packaging warehouse of all celebrity dilemmas, brouhaha and confusion; and the reporter of the good news.

It seeks to narrate, reveal, explain and highlight in bits and pieces everything showbiz.

Aysha is a rare millennial born, 14th September, in Kwahu in the Easter Region. She exhibits a lot of character, finesse, and maturity in her presentation style. Some would categorize her as the budding young potential.

Stay glued to PAE MU KA every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4pm-4: 30 pm, who knows…You could be the next on the hot seat.

GTP PRODUCES NEW LINE OF EBONY INSPIRED CLOTHS

Late dancehall diva, Ebony Reigns’ very promising brand is raking in money even after her death.

The “Sponsor” hitmaker has landed a juicy deal with GTP, ahead of her much anticipated funeral.

This was disclosed on the Rythmz Live Entertainment show aired on GHONE TV,on Friday March 2, 2018.

Ebony’s family is reported to have signed the deal on behalf of their daughter. According to the deal, Ghana Textile Printing Limited (GTP), would manufacture newly customized cloths with some of Ebony’s songs. For instance, there would be a black and red designed cloth with her song ‘Maame Hw3’ to be used for funerals.

It is believed that this new ‘Maame Hw3’ cloth will be the official mourning cloth for Ebony’s funeral. Another design would be made with her song ‘Aseda’, which would be used for happy occasions like child christening. Then a colourful designed cloth with ‘Sponsor’ for colourful occasions like parties. The cloths, according to reports, would be unveiled in the coming few days.

The cloth would be made available to all GTP fabric distributors nationwide for sale to the general public.

Ebony Reigns lost her life in a gory accident which also claimed the lives of her bodyguard, Lance Corporal Vondee Francis Atsu, and her personal assistant, Franky Kuri. They had visited Ebony’s mother in the Brong Ahafo Region and were returning to Accra when the sad incident happened. Ebony’s funeral has been slated for March 17, 2018, at the Independence Square in Accra.

See samples of the cloth below:

EBONY’S FUNERAL POSTPONED TO MARCH 24, AT STATEHOUSE

After the family of the late Dancehall artiste announced Independence Square as the venue for the funeral of their deceased daughter, father of the artiste disclosed that the event may either be postponed or see a change in venue.

As it stands, it did see a change in both venue and date. The family has come out with the new DATE and VENUE for the burial of their deceased daughter.

The funeral will now be held at the State House and it will be on March 24, 2018. This announcement was made by Abeiku Santana on his “Drive Time” show on Okay 101.7FM.

Reason behind the change of venue is, the family had the indication that, it could not be held at the Independence Square as previously announced because, it had been booked by Aglow International.

The forecourt of the State House had also been booked by the Canadian High Commission on that very day.

Ebony Reigns, born Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng died in February, 2018 in a gory accident.

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.