COUNSELOR LUTTERODT APOLOGIZES TO YVONNE NELSON

Popular Radio and Television relationship counselor Reverend, George Lutterodt has issued an unqualified apology on TV Africa’s morning show ‘’Breakfast live’’ to Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson for comments attributed to him in which he heaved verbal abuses.

Lutterodt, who in an interview on TV Africa’s Breakfast Live tagged the actress as a “disgraceful born one” rendered a heartfelt apology to the movie director and producer on same show this week.

Ghanaians and industry players descended on Counselor Lutterodt on social media over comments to the actress that many have tagged as ‘’uncalled for’’.

Speaking to TV Africa’s Nikki Samonas, the self-acclaimed counselor said: “To Yvonne Nelson, I say a very big sorry. The wording of the write-up, the conversation and video didn’t really match up, however since it has been said and has denigrated your brand, I sincerely apologize.’’

He further added that he personally has no grudge against the actress and reiterated that he makes comments based on the issues which are been discussed.

“We didn’t sit here to say we are coming to mock Yvonne Nelson or talk about Yvonne, No! But usually and constantly when the issues come up and in the quest to addressing them those things come in line. So the headline that says “Ashawo” or ‘born one” isn’t what it is. If you play the video, that’s not what it is. However, once it was derogatory to Yvonne Nelson and has hurt her brand, I will want to use this same platform that was used, to apologize to her. Yvonne Nelson, I am sorry.’’

“Every statement that has been said, even if it wasn’t what the write-up says, I retract it”, he ended.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

SHATTA WALE NEEDS HELP AND PRAYERS – Bullet

The late Ebony Reigns’ manager, Bullet, has said Shatta Wale needs “help” and “prayers”.

Bullet’s comments came after Shatta Wale attacked him during an interview on Entertainment Review on Peace FMon Saturday.

“This is someone who claims to be from the ghetto. Is that how to talk? His speech should inspire people to want to be great. This is someone who insults pastors. He needs prayers, he needs help,” an obviously angry Bullet said.

On Friday, March 16, 2018, Shatta Wale insulted Bullet, accusing him of being the likely source of rumours that he (Wale) wanted to be paid before performing at the late Ebony’s tribute concert.

He questioned the reports via a post on Facebook post, saying, “How can I charge to go and perform at a funeral … Where is the happiness and enjoyment at the particular place and time… Bullet if you are the one spreading rumors like this which I kno u can ….then u fool waaa this Friday…This is not the first time I am hearing this form your camp .. Zylofon is my pride if you know like go burn the sea.”

Even though Bullet later clarified in a series of interviews that Shatta Wale wasn’t the one making the demand as many Ghanaians believed, the ‘Freedom’ hitmaker still went ahead and called him a fool.

Shatta Wale further called into Peace FM’s Entertainment Review on Saturday to throw jabs at Bullet and also described the upcoming Ebony tribute concert as useless.

This infuriated  Bullet, who reacted by saying he feels sad for Shatta Wale and asked Ghanaians to pray for him because as he’s “not correct” in the head.

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: