MOST NIGERIAN HIT SONGS HAVE GHANAIAN GROOVE – Nigerian Singer Praiz Reveals

Nigerian songwriter, singer, producer and entertainer Praiz, known in real life as Vance Lee Watt II has said that a lot of hit songs churned out by Nigerians have “Ghanaian groove”.

Praiz made these revelations on the #VJmix edition of Ghana’s number one mid-afternoon entertainment show, “Rythmzlive” on Ghone TV to hosts Dj Xpliph & Aaron Ayiih. According to him, Ghanaian and Nigerian songs have a lot of similarities.

When asked by Dj Xpliph what he loves about the Ghanaian music industry, he retorted, “one thing I love about Ghanaian music is its simplicity. It is very simple but complex at the same time. It takes someone with great art to be able to put out work which is complex yet very simple”. Music is a universal language, so I should be able to tap into your sound, listen and fuse with your sound”.

Praiz admitted that just a few Ghanaian acts run promotions in Nigeria with the likes of Sarkodie, King Promise, Stonebwoy, R2Bees & Efya inclusive.

Answering questions on music policies, Praiz reiterated that, there is no such music policy in Nigeria that stipulates or regulates the rate at which non-Nigerian songs are played.

“If that is done, your music won’t be played in other countries”.

After Aaron Ayiih asked whether Nigerians are united as portrayed globally, he answered, “the truth is we are all human beings, and I could act like I like you in public but deep down I might not like you so only God knows”.

Praiz has a new song with Stonebwoy dubbed “hussle”. He explained that the inspiration behind hussle is to encourage people to be proud of their jobs and never forgetting family. He has also wrapped off his sophomore album which is set to drop in July with a listening session to take place prior to the release.

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‘I’M MORE HANDSOME THAN LILWIN’- Patapaa Insists

Patapaa’s looks has often been a subject of ridicule ever since he burst onto the scene with his explosive ‘One Corner’ song. It’s even difficult to determine his age when you look at his not-so-good looking face.

Well, they say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder so several people have embraced him for who he’s. The ‘Skopatumana’ hitmaker is often compared to comic actor and poster boy of Kumawood, Lilwin as to who is uglier.

It’s no secret that people say Lilwin is one of the ugliest Ghanaian celebrities we have hence according to Patapaa, he’s more handsome than Lilwin.

The musician made this known in an interview with Abeiku Santana on the ‘Atuu Show’ when asked by the host if he accepts being ugly as many Ghanaians claim he is.

Patapaa admitted he’s not that good looking but maintained that he is more handsome than Lilwin adding that he (Patapaa) doesn’t have big eyes like the actor.

So we are throwing the question to you, between Lilwin and Patapaa, who is more handsome. Few days ago, Patapaa branded Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale as the finest artists of our time.

He’d said:

“My First Top Act Is Bhim Nation, Stonebwoy, Stonebwoy Over All Of Them, Then I Would Say Shatta. The Rest Of GH Artistes Should Go Home”.

FELLA MAKAFUI’S FATHER DEAD AND BURIED WITHOUT HER KNOWLEDGE  

Actress and entrepreneur, Fella Makafui has lost her dad and sadly she didn’t have the opportunity to show daddy her last respect before he was buried.

The “YOLO” actress her biological father died on Monday, May 20, 2019, and according to her, he was buried without her knowledge ─ a clear indication that she wasn’t in talking terms with her dad when he was alive.

From her posts on Insta-stories, even though she shouldn’t have been sad because she never got that fatherly love she needed from her dad.

The actress revealed that at some point in her life she wanted to sue her biological father for causing her to go through a lot of pain with her mother. However, she added that she has rather regret for not patching up with him before his death.

Fella Makafui who never forgave her dad or loved him when he was alive has regretted doing so but then it’s too late for her to show him love. Unfortunately, she cannot turn back the hands of time! Nothing is known about Fella Makafui’s dad since she never mentioned him or flaunted him when he was alive.

Read her post below:

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CHRIS ATTOH’S MURDERED WIFE WAS LEGALLY MARRIED TO A DRUG LORD – US Police Reveals  

A Maryland woman who was gunned down while leaving her office on Friday May 10, 2019 was married to two different men simultaneously, one of whom is a convicted Baltimore drug lord and the other one is a Ghanaian actor, police said Sunday.

Greenbelt police said 44-year-old Bettie Jenifer of Bowie, left her office in the 6300 block of Ivy Lane about 5 p.m. and was walking to her car when a man armed with a handgun approached her.

When she tried to run away, the man followed her and fired multiple rounds. At least one bullet struck her in the head, police said. The suspect took off in a vehicle. Police described the suspect as black and having a thin build with black hair. He was wearing dark clothing and may have been in a blue car.

Police confirmed Saturday that Jenifer was married to Chris Attoh, a well-known actor and TV host in Ghana. The two married in October, 2018 following Attoh’s divorce from his first wife, Damilola Adegbite who is a popular Nigerian actress.

On Sunday May 12, police said Jenifer was also married to 47-year-old Kedrick Jenifer, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for importing large amounts of cocaine into Baltimore from Texas.

The U.S. District Attorney’s Office said the kingpin’s “Jenifer drug trafficking organization” distributed at least 450 kilograms of cocaine in Baltimore and Woodbridge, Virginia.

“Kedrick Jenifer lived large as a major Baltimore drug dealer, but now he will lose all of his toys and live for two decades in federal prison,” U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein said in a news release after his sentencing, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Court records show that Kedrick Jenifer filed for a divorce on April 9. Bettie Jenifer then filed for divorce six days later.  The attorneys involved declined News4’s request for comment.

Greenbelt police confirmed Sunday the shooting was targeted and not a random incident. Police have not named a suspect or motive in the case. Co-workers said Bettie Jenifer worked at a temporary staffing agency on the first floor.

A spokesperson for Attoh’s talent agency gave the following statement:

“Waka Talent Agency is saddened by the death of Bettie Jenifer, who was married to our client, Mr. Chris Attoh. We would like to note that the family has requested to mourn in private and therefore will not be doing any press interviews or commenting on the death.”

NO GHANAIAN ARTISTE MAKES MONEY FROM JUST MUSIC – Rapper EL Insists

Although things are improving in the music industry and some artistes such as Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale are believed to be making millions of cedis with their craft, rapper EL says it is not possible for any Ghanaian artiste to make a fortune solely from music.

“Music is just a means to an end. You cannot leave a legacy through music. It is actually the businesses you use your music for. How much can you sell an album or a song in Ghana? Any artiste who says he made a fortune only through music is a liar,” he told Showbiz recently.

According to the Koko hitmaker, not even the many shows Ghanaian artistes brag of can bring them such huge money.

“Forget about the shows because I have mounted every show in Ghana and they doesn’t pay that much. The money we get from shows is peanuts; it only lasts for a month or two.”

“No artiste in Ghana can tell me he built a house or made a big fortune with an album or a particular song. I challenge any musician to come and contest me. It is how you direct your music into other businesses,” he said.

EL revealed he was involved in other businesses hence the reason he has been on the low for a while.

Asked if it was difficult for a famous musician to bounce back after a long break, EL said it was easy if you have money.

“Money does everything now. Just see the right DJs and pay them well. In a matter of weeks, your song will be the number one on every playlist. Talent doesn’t really count these days; if you don’t have money and the right people to push your music forget about making a hit song,” he said.

Asked to choose his three favourite rappers, EL who is known for songs such One Ghana, Obuu Mo, Shelele, Mi Naa Bo Po, Kaa Bu Ame, Overdose, Ayayaa and Hallelujah said there are really good rappers in Ghana.

“Apart from myself who is the best rapper in Ghana? I have more than 10 rappers who are amazing,” he stated.

On his dating life, EL revealed that he was dating a beauty queen who he loves a lot. “I am dating a beauty queen and it is official. We love each other and at the right time Ghanaians will know who she is,” he said.

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“I WANT TO TURN 35 BEFORE I SETTLE DOWN WITH A WOMAN” – Kwesi Arthur

Rapper Kwesi Arthur has expressed no interest about going into marriage at this stage of his career and age or any time soon.

According to him, it is too early, revealing he will take that decision after a decade from now.

Speaking on StarrFM on Monday, the 24-year-old musician explained that he is currently focusing on his music career.

“I want to turn 35 before I settle down with a woman, but for now I am focusing on my music.”

In 2015, he released the lead single ‘Grind Day’ from his debut EP, ‘Live From Nkrumah Krom’ (2017). The record was released under his independent outfit and supported by a social movement called GroundUp Chale.

He later released the remix for ‘Grind Day’, featuring Sarkodie and Medikal. The song became a huge hit and he subsequently released the song, ‘Anthem’, which also became an instant hit. He has since kept rising.

Sometime this year, he was amorously linked with actress and TV presenter Efia Odo, who denied ever having any sexual relationship with the rapper.

CHRIS ATTOH SPARKS DIVORCE RUMOURS

Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh has sparked speculations that his second marriage to Bettie Jennifer is in crisis, following the deletion of all her photos on his Instagram account.

The internet woke up to the news of Chris’ private wedding to his American wife on Saturday, October 7, barely a year after divorcing Nigerian actress Damilola Adegbite.

The 39-year-old and Damilola were married for three years – a union which produced a child, Brian, who is now four years old.

In 5 months from now, Chris Attoh and his US-based wife will be marking their first wedding anniversary, but it appears the union is already facing storms.

It is not clear immediately why Chris Attoh took down all of Betty’s photos but the move has stoked conversation on social media with fans expressing diverse opinions, which are all pointing to a direction that the marriage may have hit the rocks.

‘ELIKEM WAS NOT READY FOR MARRIAGE’ – Pokello Reveals

Big Brother Africa (BBA) star Pokello Nare has finally broken her silence over why she broke up with ex-husband, Elikem Kumordzi, saying the Ghanaian actor and fashion designer wasn’t ready to be a husband.

She disclosed this on Instagram when she engaged her followers in a question and answer session.

Reacting to one of the followers’ questions as to why she broke up with him, she said, “he wasn’t ready to be a husband. And unfortunately after four years of trying of to be patient with all his transgressions, I just couldn’t do it anymore.”

Further asked what the current relationship between them is like, she added, “I think we cool now. Some days are tense, but I think it will get better. He has kinda seen the light in the past few months so he is trying to be better.”

The two ex-love birds met in the BBA house in 2013 and got engaged in 2014 and had a traditional marriage in 2015.

In late 2018, Elikem filed for divorce against Pokello, saying he lost affection before he declared their relationship “irreparable”.

According to reports, Elikem said his then wife is jealous and that was harming his professional work, as she gets uncomfortable when he plays romantic roles in movies.

Pokello hasn’t really openly spoken about their marriage until now.

JOHN DUMELO’S WHITE WEDDING SET FOR MAY 11

Award-winning actor John Dumelo is set to walk down the aisle once again with his wife, Gifty Mawuenya exactly a year after the traditional wedding ceremony which took place in Accra.

According to online reports the white wedding ceremony would be held on May 11 in Accra.

One thing that is however very difficult to confirm is the venue for the event as the actor and his beautiful wife are determined to have a very private ceremony.

The J. Melo boss married Gifty Mawuenya in May last year after impregnating her.

Their traditional wedding ceremony took place on 12th May 2018 with a lot of celebrities in attendance. The couple welcomed their first son, John Jnr, just five months after the wedding.

“WE’RE ALL DATING THE SAME MEN” – Princess Shyngle Tell Female Entertainers

Gambian actress and producer, Princess Shyngle has made a daring claim that all females in showbusiness are “recycling and dating” same men.

Not only that Shyngle in her Instagram post alleged that some entertainers use black magic, popularly known as ‘juju’ to stay relevant in the industry and attack people they see as threats with these powers.

Scared of becoming a victim to the wicked acts, Princess Shyngle mentioned that she was leaving arts for law.

Her post reads: “Now I understand why the old actresses don’t like most of the new and upcoming actresses. Abeg I don’t want to be an actress anymore before they use voodoo finish my life. I want to be a lawyer now. Law school I’m on my way. not just actresses sef, all female entertainers y’all are not left out musicians, models, tv , radio hosts ,sexy Instagram models, we’re all dating the same men your boyfriend is also my bae’.