ESHUN EXPOSES WENDY SHAY

Highlife musician eShun has complained about how Ruff Town Records signee Wendy Shay ignored her when she tried reaching out to her.

Speaking on e.TV Ghana, the songstress explained how she tried reaching out to her colleague, Wendy after she was misquoted to have called the latter talentless.

“I tried reaching out to you, Wendy Shay, and you didn’t say anything. I don’t know whether it was Bullet who told you not to speak to me. I sent her a DM [Direct Message], so let’s just assume she hasn’t seen it,” she said.

The host Foster Romanus then tried to find out if she did more after the direct message she sent to get her attention.

“I actually wrote a whole essay about it on my timeline on Instagram explaining what I actually said or what I meant and I tagged her and everybody kept tagging her so I’m sure she has really seen it,” she stated.

eShun is said to have stated that the ‘Uber Driver’ hitmaker is talentless, but she refuted that and gave what she actually said thus:

“No, I never said that I think she’s beautiful and when they asked me, these were my exact words, I think Wendy Shay is very talented, with the help of a coach, she’ll be even better…”

“Wendy, you’re talented when you get a coach you will be even better, even me who has gone through ‘Mentor’, ‘Project Fame’, if I get a coach today, I’ll grab him or her and be better,” she stated.

ESHUN EXPOSES WENDY SHAY

Highlife musician eShun has complained about how Ruff Town Records signee Wendy Shay ignored her when she tried reaching out to her.

Speaking on e.TV Ghana, the songstress explained how she tried reaching out to her colleague, Wendy after she was misquoted to have called the latter talentless.

“I tried reaching out to you, Wendy Shay, and you didn’t say anything. I don’t know whether it was Bullet who told you not to speak to me. I sent her a DM [Direct Message], so let’s just assume she hasn’t seen it,” she said.

The host Foster Romanus then tried to find out if she did more after the direct message she sent to get her attention.

“I actually wrote a whole essay about it on my timeline on Instagram explaining what I actually said or what I meant and I tagged her and everybody kept tagging her so I’m sure she has really seen it,” she stated.

eShun is said to have stated that the ‘Uber Driver’ hitmaker is talentless, but she refuted that and gave what she actually said thus:

“No, I never said that I think she’s beautiful and when they asked me, these were my exact words, I think Wendy Shay is very talented, with the help of a coach, she’ll be even better…”

“Wendy, you’re talented when you get a coach you will be even better, even me who has gone through ‘Mentor’, ‘Project Fame’, if I get a coach today, I’ll grab him or her and be better,” she stated.

THE PRESSURE ON ME TO MARRY IS EMOTIONALLY STRESSFUL – Gloria Sarfo

Actress Gloria Sarfo has disclosed that the pressure from friends and especially family members for her to get married is stressing her emotionally.

Gloria who is also a TV Presenter on Angel TV is begging all who have been asking her to get married to slow down, because she is not happy about the unsolicited question.

The Efiewura star, says the pressure on her to get married is tearing her apart and has gone public asking, especially society, to bear with her as at the right time, she would find herself her own man to walk down the aisle with.

Gloria argues marriage is an endless journey and so she wants to get ready mentally, physically, spiritually, before settling down. The talented actress who has starred in both Twi and English Movies said it gets embarrassing when occasionally people question when she is going to get married.

According to her, the pressure gets even worse, when she attends family meetings and gatherings, family members keep piling up the pressure.

She said, she finds herself in a peculiar situation because her younger sister is already married and coupled with the fact that she has a big body, anytime she attends some of these family gatherings, she is treated as though she is pass marriage.

Gloria, who doubles as a television presenter said society, religion and others, have made it so difficult for women who get to certain age bracket and are not married to feel incomplete.

She said today’s marriage is not like that of old and so one needs to psych herself, before entering because it comes with a lot of cost, demands and preparedness.

“Me personally, the one after me is married, so when it gets to the gatherings and family meetings and all that, chalie, the bashing is too much everybody”.

“Especially, when you are fortunate and have good big body like me….. eei you are growing ooo, you are growing, it is emotionally stressful. The society, the pressure is too much, the pressure is too much on me”, she decried.

Gloria was part of a panel that discussed the topic ‘30andunmarried’ on Ghone television ‘Late Afternoon Show’ hosted by Berla Mundi last Friday.

DNA TEST REVEALS GHANAIAN BOXER EMMANUEL TAGOE IS NOT THE FATHER OF HIS 14-YEAR-OLD SON

Former IBO Lightweight Champion, Emmanuel Tagoe aka Gameboy had a shock of his life when a DNA test proved that he has been fathering another man’s child for 14 years.

The shocking news was revealed by sports Journalist, Saddick Adams on his Twitter handle.

The Ghanaian boxer was dragged to an Accra Circuit Court by one Ms. Diana Otoo, mother of the child, citing neglect of paternal duties.

The 29-year-old claims he had always felt suspicious a conspiracy by the family of the woman who, he says plotted to siphon monies from him.

Tagoe insisted he had always paid GH¢500 as monthly stipend for the upkeep of his supposed son but the family insisted he pays more.

Speaking to Saddick Adams Obama on Atinka TV’s Sports Court show, Tagoe said the lady’s family had taken him through hell, and only wanted to damage his reputation through blackmail.

“These people have really made me suffer. If not for my mum, I would have done this DNA test long ago but anytime I mentioned, she insisted I accept the child”.

“I was paying GH¢500 a month but they could come out anytime and take money that the child was sick. Already, I was taking care of the child but I was shocked when they started demanding more money”.

“They even demanded that I send the child to the same school where Asamoah Gyan’s children were schooling but I didn’t have that kind of money”.

In July 2018, the family of Ms Otoo contacted Atinka FM’s Sports Court show with documents from DOVVSU and an Accra Court indicating that Tagoe was suppose to pay them an amount of money but has refused.

Tagoe however decided for a DNA test, the result of which proved he was not the father.

“I was very sure that this boy was not mine but my mum had gagged me. We were young when I was playing ‘Pilolo’ with the girl. We were just standing and I had sex with her. I didn’t even ejaculate but her family came home later to say the girl is pregnant for me”.

The court asked me if I can sue them for damages but I have left everything to God. Everything I gave to the child, I won’t take it back. He deserves it, not the mother”.

“The most important thing is that, now I am free”.

Source: Nkonkonsa.com with additional files from Pulseghana

PROMZY OF VIP FAME LOSES MUM

Rapper Promzy, who is well known for his unique and immense contribution to the group, VIP, has unfortunately lost his mother.

The musician took to social media to announce the sad demise of his beloved mother on Monday.

“Just lost my mum. Even though it’s a painful state now, I’m trying to cope and be strong. God knows best. Have a wonderful week kings and queens,” he said on Facebook.

“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way,” he further said in an additional image to the post.

There is no detail about the cause of death. Again, there is no further detail about who she was but Promzy has, in the past, reportedly made posts about her on Facebook emphasizing a strong bond between them.

“Mum’s my heartbeat and moon light (love you so much)

Pops my strength and sunlight (r.i.paradise… I really missed you)…,” he posted on Facebook last year on September 11.

Promzy was a member of VIP, one of the first music groups which emerged during the early stages of hiplife.

They produced some of the massive hits the country has ever had. In 1998, they released their first album, ‘Bibi Baa O’.

In 2000, they released their second album, ‘Ye De Aba’, which was more successful than their first album. Their third album, ‘Lumbe Lumbe Lumbe’, in 2001 had the smash hit song, ‘Daben Na Odo Beba’.

In 2003, VIP took the music industry by storm with their album, ‘Ahomka Womu’. The ‘Ahomka Womu’ song was number one on the Ghanaian charts for over 20 weeks.

VIP won several awards at the Ghana Music Awards and the group gained international exposure after this success. In 2013, the group announced that Promzy was no longer a member, but they didn’t really state what led to their split-up.

REX OMAR BLASTS AKOSUA AGYAPONG FOR ACCUSING GHAMRO OF CORRUPT

Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO), Rex Omar, says musician Akosua Agyapong is completely ignorant about the collective management of the organisation.

Akosua Agyapong, had lambasted the entire executive body of GHAMRO including Rex Omar, describing them as extremely corrupt.

But speaking in an interview with JoyNews’ Doreen Avio, Rex Omar refused to react to the allegations on the grounds that he considers Akosua Agyapong his sister.

Akosua Adjepong

The the ‘Abiba’ hitmaker, however, stated that female highlife artiste and television personality is ignorant. He also suspects Akosua is on the agenda of calling them corrupt individuals.

“She is completely ignorant about collective money. I am sorry to say this but I have decided not to mind her. Sometimes I feel ashamed that she is very close to me and she doesn’t know anything about collective management and she goes about disgracing herself,” he said.

Rex Omar suspect Akosua Agyapong’s deliberate attempts to foil GHAMRO’s efforts could stem her failure to attain a license from the Attorney-General’s Department to run a different collective management.

Rex Omar also revealed that GHAMRO has set up a committee to listen to grievances and complaints of musicians.

According to him, Akosua Agyapong has failed to honour invitations by GHAMRO on three different occasions to tell the committee her problems.

ZYLOFON VIEW LAUNCHED TO PROJECT GHANAIAN MOVIES TO THE WORLD

Zylofon View, an online cinema platform for movie premieres has been launched in Accra.

The initiative of Zylofon Arts Fund (ZAF) was launched on Friday, 7th September, 2018 at the Zylofon Media headquarters at East Legon in Accra.

Frank Kwabena Owusu, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Zylofon Arts Fund has urged Film producers who have current movies which are commercially viable but have not been placed online yet, to submit their works to ZAF for scrutiny and uploads onto the platform.

“Zylofon View will be Ghana’s number one online cinema where only current movies from Ghana can be premiered and purchased. It is a pay per view App where the payment mode could be via VisaCard, MasterCard, Stripe, PayPal and MTN Mobile Money,” he said.

Zylofonview.com is also expected to view top class movies for viewers ecstasy. The launch was attended by the media and some influential people in the arts and entertainment industry. This comes after Zylofon Arts Fund provided funds to some creative arts people to produce their works earlier his year.

The fund has also collaborated with Watch & Dine Cinemas in Kumasi to hold movie premieres. In a bid to help resuscitate the ailing film industry, they have also laid down plans to release movies periodically in collaboration with some movie producers.

NANA ABA ANAMOAH, STONEBWOY, NANA APPIAH MENSAH, OTHERS NAMED IN 2018 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL YOUNG AFRICANS

100 young achievers from 26 African countries have been announced by Africa Youth Awards as part of the 2018 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans.

The annual prestigious list which was launched in 2016 and currently in its third year features young politicians, activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, digital influencers, philanthropists & athletes across 10 distinct categories who are blazing various trails and promoting the positive image of Africa across the globe.

Speaking about the publication, Prince Akpah, founding President of Africa Youth Awards, curators of the list noted; the current list features a record 90 new entrants and 43 females.

According to him, this year’s honorees were listed for their individual and collective contributions towards positioning the image of Africa as frontrunners in their respective fields. He also urged other young Africans to emulate the footstep of the listed individuals and join them to make Africa a better and safer place for young dreamers.

Notable among the 2018 honorees are Uganda’s Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine), Togo’s Farida Bemba Nabourema, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Nigeria’s Davido & Tonye Rex Idaminabo, Guinea’s ABD Traore, Kenya’s Xtian Dela, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest and Tanzania’s Alikiba.

Youngest duos on the list include Musician Nasty C from South Africa and Nigeria’s Social Entrepreneur, Wadi Ben-Hirki at 21 years.

Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana & Tanzaania all lead the list with 20, 17, 12 & 8 representatives respectively.

The list which was compiled in partnership with Avance Media, mynaijanaira.com & Made Marketing Group presents an opportunity for young Africans to stay committed to their individual causes and continue to blaze trails across their various fields.

Below is the list of the 2018 100 Most Influential Young Africans arranged in alphabetical order:

1. ABD Traore

2. Abdellah Mallek

3. Adeola Fayehun

4. Ahmed Musa

5. Akwasi Frimpong

6. AliKiba

7. Ama Duncan

8. Amina Rabar

9. Amy Sarr Fall

10. Ancillar Mangena-Nombewu

11. Anita Adetola Adetoye

12. Âurea Mouzinho

13. Aya Chebbi

14. Bamai Namata

15. Bogolo Kenewendo

16. Bonang Matheba

17. Brian Amoateng

18. Brian Mutebi

19. Cassper Nyovest

20. David Moinina Sengeh

21. Davido

22. Dikeledi Mokoena

23. Dominique Alonga

24. Dr Sandile Kubheka

25. Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi

26. Dr. Shakira Choonara

27. Edem Agbana

28. Ester Simon

29. Falz

30. Faraja Nyalandu

31. Farida Bemba Nabourema

32. Feka Parchibell Parch

33. Frank Edwards

34. Gideon Danso

35. Hamamat Montia

36. Hanane El Khader

37. Herieth Paul

38. Hodan Osman

39. Ibrahim Ceesay

40. Jennifer Bash

41. Joybert Javnyuy

42. Jumanne Mtambalike

43. Kalidou Koulibaly

44. Kelvin Nyame

45. Kenneth Okwor

46. Kenny Blaq

47. Kevin Lubega

48. Kgomotso Phatsima

49. Kow Essuman

50. Kungaba Fongoh Leonel

51. Kwame A.A Opoku

52. Luthando Shosha

53. Mabutho Mthembu

54. Maria Borges

55. Mbali Ntuli

56. Mbwana Samatta

57. Medhi Benatia

58. Millard Ayo

59. Mohamed Salah

60. Musawenkosi Saurombe

61. Mwiya Musokotwane

62. Nabimanya Humphrey

63. Nana Aba Anamoah

64. Nana Appiah Mensah

65. Nasty C

66. Nice Nailantei Leng’ete

67. Nneile Nkholise

68. Nomzamo Mbatha

69. Nontokozo Madonsela

70. Obinwanne Okeke

71. Olasupo Abideen

72. Orapeleng Modutle

73. Pedro Lopes

74. Percy Tau

75. Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola

76. Rachel Sibande

77. Raphael Obonyo

78. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu

79. Sadio Mane

80. Samuelle Dimairho

81. Sandra Ochola

82. Scheaffer Okore

83. Sherrie Silver

84. Sidiki Diabaté

85. Simidele Adeagbo

86. Stonebwoy

87. Sylvester Chauke

88. Takunda Chingonzo

89. Thando Thabethe

90. Toke Makinwa

91. Tomi Adeyemi

92. Tonye Rex Idaminabo

93. Ubi Franklin

94. Victor Moses

95. Victoria Ibiwoye

96. Wadi Ben-Hirki

97. Xtian Dela

98. Yannick Nzonde

99. Yasmin Belo-Osagie

100. Yusuf Bakhresa

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA MAKES OKYEAME KWAME READING AMBASSADOR

Ghanaian musician Kwame Nsiah-Apau known in showbiz as Okyeame Kwame has gotten another social responsibility appointment.

The Canadian government through the Canadian Organisation for Development through Education (CODE), a Canadian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in partnership with Ghana Book Trust has made the ‘Rap Dacta’ a reading ambassador.

The purpose of his appointment is to use his hulking great influence to drive their new campaign dubbed ‘Read With Me.’

The campaign has become necessary because research has shown that when parents read with their children their interest in reading is activated more than when the parents ‘scream at them to read unattended.’

The director of Ghana Book Trust, Mrs. Genevieve Eba-Polley, in her submission, mentioned that Okyeame Kwame was chosen because of his exemplary life as a father and as a human being in general.

She also mentioned Okyeame’s his impeccable brand positioning as a motivation for the project. The Canadian government was represented by Corey Huntington

Giving his acceptance speech, Okyeame recounted how difficult it was to read even at age 10 because his parents didn’t read with him and he lacked interest in reading due to that.

In that wise, he appreciated the appointment and promised to let his influence manifest in the cause.

The ‘Best Rapper Alive,’ who is getting ready to release his new album, is the initiator of the Hepatitis B awareness project which for the past years has offered free screening and vaccination against the diseases.

Early this year, he was also appointed as an ambassador for the Dedicated Grand Mechanism (DGM) campaign on climate change.

In becoming the ambassador for the climate change initiative, Kwame has been drumming home the impact of the climate change.

MAC JORDAN AMARTEY TO BE BURIED ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

The late Mac Jordan Amartey will be buried on Saturday, September 8 at the Gethsemane Memorial Garden at East Legon in Accra.

Before the burial, the late veteran actor will be laid in state at the forecourt of the State House on the same Saturday for friends and loved ones to pay their last respect.

He died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Thursday evening, July 5, 2018, battling with diabetes. In 2017, he disclosed that he used a prosthetic leg after he was amputated due to his diabetic condition.

Mac Jordan was very popular in a lot of Ghanaian movies including the popular ‘Idikoko’ TV series.

Mac Jordan Amartey has been in the movie industry for so many years, appearing in the all-time favourite ‘Idikoko’series, TV Theatre productions and numerous Ghanaian films like ‘Black Star’ 2 (2006), ‘The Returnee’ (1995) and ‘Victim of Love’ 2 (1998).

Mac Jordan Amartey’s contribution to the movie industry in Ghana has been immense and “we have lost a great soul,” one of his fans stated.