Radio and TV Host/Producer, A.J. Sarpong has left the EIB Group to join Citi FM, according to Ameyawdebrah.com.
She had her last day at GH One Television and Live FM on Monday October 9 and starts works at Citi FM from today Tuesday October 10, 2017.
She reportedly joins the Citi FM breakfast show team with Bernard Avle and Richard Skye. She will also get to host TV shows on the yet to commence TV station from the owners of Citi FM.
A.J Akuoko Sarpong made the move after several efforts to retain her at EIB, including an offer to raise her salary and other offerings.
She dropped hints of the move in the post on Instagram saying, “Blessed and Thankful for New Beginnings”.
AJ Sarpong was host of a daily entertainment segment on Starr FM’s Mid-Morning show, The Zone with Naa Ashorkor and also on TV with Kafui Dey and Baisiwaa on GH One TV’s morning show. She as well hosted GHOne’s telenovela show ‘Revenge Live Chat Show’.
She is also a writer, with a quarterly Column “Gisting with AJ” in Glitz Africa Magazine where she speaks her thoughts on events and about the entertainment industry. AJ who is also a professional MC for events, has hosted many exciting events such as the DSTV I Factory showcase, The Cake Fair, The Makeup Revolution events, the Launch of the Bartenders Association of Ghana and so much more.
AJ Sarpong is an ambitious, driven and focused Lady herself, who is able to do it all and do it very well. Born Nana Adjoa Akuoko-Sarpong, she is the last child of Traditional Ruler and Political stalwart, Nana Kwame Akuoko-Sarpong, the Omanhene of Agogo Traditional Area.
She just completed her Master’s Degree course at the Ghana Institute of Journalism and will soon be graduating with a Master’s Degree in Journalism and is also a University of Ghana Political Science and Theatre Arts graduate.
She is an accomplished Stage Actress, and is set to appear in a new stage play from April Productions this November and has also ventured in to Television acting recently as well and will soon be on our screens in a new exciting project showcasing her acting skills.
Wife of Dancehall act Stonebwoy, Dr. Louisa Ansong who was hospitalized after sustaining an injury as result of an alleged knife attack, has been discharged from the hospital.
A management member of the “Baafira” hit maker tells Peacefmonline.com that Louisa was rushed to hospital on Saturday night September 30, after she felt a sharp cut at her back and started bleeding inside a tent meant for her and her husband.
Thankfully, she was discharged from the hospital yesterday, Sunday October 1 and she is currently recovering in the comfort of her home.
“She has been discharged and currently recovering at home. She is very well and thank God everything is fine now”,the source told Peacefmonline.com.
Stonebwoy’s management also dismissed rumors that Dancehall artiste Shattawale who was there to support Stonebwoy, could have a hand in the attack.
Management insists that, Ghanaians should stop drawing conclusions and making false judgments when things happen coincidentally making it clear that Shattawele doesn’t have any associations with the said incident.
“This has nothing to do with Shatta Wale or his presence there. He genuinely came to support his brother and let me state that the incident happened over an hour before Shatta Wale come to the event”.
Both management and family of Stonebwoy have been with Stonebwoy’s and his wife ensuring that everything is fine with her.
Mrs. Satekla had a cut at her back when some criminals cut Stonebwoy’s tent with knife. It happened just when Stonebwoy was about to mount the stage at his own “Ashiaman to the world” concert and she was hurriedly rushed to the hospital. Stonebwoy who was able to entertain thousands of his fans, in spite of the bad news, rushed to see his wife immediately after his memorable performance.
The concert happened on Saturday 30th September in Ashiaman with a huge crowd of bhimnation fans, cheering and dancing to all performances from all artistes who performed on the night.
Stonebwoy confirmed the incident on his Instagram page immediately after the concert saying it was an attack targeted at him ‘‘attack targeted on me but mistakenly chanced on my wife but I still delivered for my people. #iwillfindem”.
Kumawood actor, Lil Win, known in real life as Kwadwo Nkansah was alleged to have dumped his beautiful wife Patricia Afriyie over cheating allegations.
That seems to be untrue according to an exclusive interview Ghpage.com had with his wife. According to the wife, Lil win is a cheat, a greedy bastard, and a serious pretender who is jealous of the progress of other people.
“Kwadwo is my husband and I know him very well.He hates to see other people progress in life.Left to him alone, everyone will be under him — Doing Yes Sir! Master!”Patricia Said.
Patricia Afriyie, the wife continued to speak about how she was treated in the marriage.She said Lil win before sacking her out of their matrimonial home confiscated the car he had bought for her and changed it into a taxi.
“He decided to give the car to Apuzzo to use as a taxi but as I am speaking to you, the car is still in the house unused.”She added
She continued to describe the Kumawood star as an abuser, autocrat who made her feel like a slave in their marriage.
“When I was in the house, I was worried about a lot of things but because of his(Lil Win) nature, I couldn’t voice out.I was afraid because of the maltreatment.”She continued.
Patricia added that if there is something like winning a gold medal in pretense at the Olympics —Michael Phelps who is the highest gold medal winner will not even come close.
”If I send an issue to the elders, he will pretend in their face — But after they are gone, he will verbally abuse me,” She said
In conclusion, she insisted and consoled herself with the kids she has with him — Referred to them as her only hope she has in this world.
” I thank God my children are not dead. I am better today than when I was with him and in that abusive marriage”.
There are certain topics that are taboo among female celebrities in Ghana; boyfriends and sex.
Ask many female celebrities questions on these two topics and you are likely to get an ‘I don’t want to talk about it’ or ‘it’s private’ or some similar answer.
However, the opposite is the case for actress Ingrid Alabi who won’t shy away from revealing intimate details which is why she told Showbiz in a recent interview that she has not had sex in three years.
It sounds unbelievable especially in the kind of world we live in but Ingrid insists it is true.
The reason she gives is simple. She does not want to do it with the wrong man adding that most men these days are untrustworthy.
“I have now made a vow to have sex on my wedding night and until then, I won’t do anything with any man,” she said.
So how does she deal with those times when she gets the urge to do it. Ingrid tells Showbiz she takes a cold shower or eats ice cream to dull her feelings.
Currently single, the beautiful actress says she meets men regularly but she is careful. She said she is looking for a serious man who would treat her like a queen to give her heart to.
“Every lady wants to be treated like a queen and loved to the maximum and once I get such a responsible man, I would gladly accept and marry him,” she said.
For now, the 31-year old actress is focused on building her career and growing her other businesses.
Ingrid, who has had roles in a number of movies, came to attention when she stared in Prince’s Bride with John Dumelo, Yvonne Nelson and Jackie Appiah.
Her other movie credits include: Testing The Waters, Tears of Womanhood, Bachelors, Playboy and Iron Lady. She recently premiered her latest movie, Adam The Eve at the Accra Mall and West Hills Mall and says she is grateful for the turn-out.
Senior Advocate Of Nigeria, SAN, who is the lawyer of the about to split Psquare brothers has come to say a thing or two about the fight video of the Okoye brothers that hit the internet today.
Read what he said below;
Our attention has been drawn to the on-going feud between the Psquare brothers in online, print and electronic media. We have also been inundated with calls from the media to authenticate the correspondence Peter Okoye sent to our office, indicating his intention to terminate the contract between the brothers for various reasons and the online video showing a purported scuffle between the brothers in our Chambers.
Firstly, while it is obvious that none of these materials were released from our Chambers, we are thoroughly saddened and embarrassed by these developments. As their close friends and lawyers over many years, we have done our very best to manage their differences over time and very prominent personalities have been invited in the past to intervene.
We are well aware that we have a duty to keep the details of their disagreements confidential, so we shall say nothing here on the issues at stake.
But since the disagreement is now in the public domain, and our name has been dragged into the fray, we wish to appeal to members of the public to refrain from jumping into uninformed conclusions about this feud.
None of these talented brothers is at fault. None of them is also wholly justified and correct in their individual positions. We also wish to state categorically that, contrary to widely held opinions, none of their wives is at fault.
In fact, the wives have kept their respectable and dignified distances from all the issues involved. THEY HAVE NEVER INTERFERED in any way.
We also want to state that whilst all the three brothers may have genuine grievances, nobody’s life is at risk. All the various incidents that happened in our Chambers (some as late at 12 midnight and 2am and one of which was captured in the online video) arose out of various meetings that were genuine attempts at resolving their differences. Whatever was said by all of them that were provocative were done in the heat of passion, emotion and anger. In fact, the incident in the video circulating online happened sometime around May, 2016. After all those arguments, we all still sat down and signed agreements and we were all happy.
So, we appeal to everyone to please grant the Okoye family the privacy, prayers and support that they need at these trying times. I have also appealed to all of them not to grant further interviews at this point so as not to escalate the issues further. Whatever is going on is the usual siblings’ rivalry experienced in most families. It is nothing unusual.
We are of the strong opinion that the brothers would eventually put away their differences and come back stronger.
Singer Efya born Jane Awindor, has denied rumours that she has a bad smoking habit.
The award winning vocalist, has reacted to public perception about her addiction to smoking weed.
Efya in a an interview with Delay revealed that people thought that way because she hanged around R2Bees who made their smoking activities public. “I think it is the boys”She told Delay.
“I have never said I smoke marijuana… but I don’t have anything against marijuana. I know that there are people who use it for their own thing. If I take marijuana it is not here that I will come and say it. May be later then we look at that,”she said.
Asked why it is out there that she smokes weed, Efya blamed that on her close connection with musical group R2bees, whom she alleged “smokes weed.”
“I think the boys Padae, R2bees they put it out when they were smoking and I think because of my affiliation with them but I don’t think that should be a point. I don’t think just because I hang out with people who smoke, you should think that I smoke too.”
Efya is publicly known for smoking cigarette. Her denial of smoking weed comes at time some influential personalities in Ghana have been fighting for the legalization of the substance.
After months of speculations and denials, Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh, has finally admitted that his marriage to Damilola Adegbite has crashed. The actor who married on February, 14, 2015, made the revelation in an interview with Bellanaija.com.
When asked how he and his ex-wife Damilola Adegbite balanced their marriage, son and work, he said: “I believe throughout our marriage, It has probably been one of the most challenging things we have ever done, however, the key word is balance.
At times when we both had to work, our parents would be there to hold the fort. God bless family because they were and still are very supportive.
However, since the divorce, we are obviously now reworking things to create a new balance between work, spending time with and raising our son. Dami is a wonderful woman and an amazing mother.
Despite our differences, she and I will always be friends. So more than anything, we will find ways to continue to make sure that Brian can still have a balanced upbringing filled with love and support.
Both our families have been and are still very supportive in helping us take care of our son Brian when we can’t be there due to work.”
Read the full interview below;
On playing Ireti Doyle’s love interest on the EbonyLife TV series – Fifty:
One word, exciting! Aunty Ireti is like a big sister and a friend, and an incredible actress with a world of experience within her. I’m always happy to be around her because I learn from her whenever we work together. We have been friends and work colleagues for years, from the good days of Tinsel, so working together is easy, exciting and always a comfortable experience. I have a lot of respect for her and her craft. It was a privilege being a part of Fifty – the series. I loved the film and jumped at the opportunity when I received a call from Mo Abudu whom I also admire so much.
On what he’d be doing if he wasn’t an actor:
I would like to think any of these – a stuntsman, a full-time film director, or a chef! I enjoy cooking so much. I haven’t done much of it lately, but there is nothing more relieving or gratifying than a man in the kitchen with nothing on but just his apron! ….. lol I would have been a renowned chef by now believe me.
On what makes a great film for him:
A great film for me is when all the elements of a film come together perfectly and efficiently. Like a chef cooking a meal, it’s the recipe and the elements that go into the soup. So it’s not just the acting, but the way it’s captured. Is it subjective or objective? It should have a great storyline, the soundtrack must be top notch. It must have memorable characters and a strong message. The cinematography must be executed beautifully and professionally. And each actor, even the extras, must always give a great performance.
Once you have all the above and a great editor, you most likely would have a great film regardless of the genre. You know, something will be great if everything about it works together to do amazing things.
On how he and his ex-wife Damilola Adegbite balanced their marriage, son and work:
I believe throughout our marriage, it was probably one of the most challenging things we ever did. However, the key word is balance. At times when we both had to work, our parents would be there to hold the fort. God bless family because they were and still are very supportive.
However, since the divorce, we are obviously now reworking things to create a new balance between work, spending time with and raising our son.
Dami is a wonderful woman and an amazing mother. Despite our differences, she and I will always be friends. So, more than anything we will find ways to continue to make sure that Brian can still have a balanced upbringing filled with love and support. Both our families have been and are still very supportive in helping us take care of our son Brian when we can’t be there due to work.
On his recent film, the role & what the experience was like:
It’s an American Indie film, “An Accidental Zombie Named Ted” produced and directed by Anne Welles. I had actually auditioned for the role 4 years ago through KM productions, one of my affiliate agents in the USA.
Zombies are indeed involved, but it’s not entirely a zombie movie, in fact, there is only one zombie and he seems to be in denial.
The movie also stars actors like Gary Anthony Williams from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Kane Hodder, best known for his role as horror icon Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th and Jason Goes to Hell movies. It was such a privilege to work with and learn from the amazing cast and crew.
In fact, I’ve just returned from shooting it in Florida. I played the role of Ricky, Ted’s friend. Ted, who is also the lead character, was played by Cameron McKendry. The actual movie will be finished in Spain by the end of October. Then we have to go straight to LA in November for a screening with AFM. There will also be a screening in Florida, I believe in December before its cinematic release.
On how auditioning for the role 4 years ago helped him take on the role:
I believe the key word is growth. I wasn’t a family man then, I was just becoming one. Which is something that has changed my life immensely because now, whatever I do I’m reminded that I’m totally responsible for another human being, leaving less room for errors. I’ve also had the opportunity to do more international work, like the award-winning Happiness is a Four Letter Word shot in South Africa (Waka agency) and The Rangers (KM productions) also shot in the USA.
I’ve had the privilege to equip myself better with what works and what doesn’t on an international stage or set. At the end of the day, it all comes down to being professional, and behaving professionally. I have added more value and knowledge to myself as an actor, a director and a brand.
I believe I’m more disciplined now as well; the experience I have had with personal acting coaches, and some truly talented directors have further broadened my understanding of my craft, all these certainly made me more ready for the role.
On ‘The Kindness Foundation’ and what birthed the idea:
I usually don’t like to talk about my philanthropy work in the open. I feel it defeats the purpose. However, for the sake of growing the foundation and doing more, I will share.
Kindness Foundation was incorporated in 2015 with its core objective being to inspire people to do one intentional act of kindness every day. We have always heard of random acts of kindness, however, with the foundation, we are more specific and focus on an act every day. Acts of kindness do not always have to be monetary or have a financial consideration. so to speak.
We have created a platform where people share their acts to encourage others to do same. We have also jointly undertaken some projects all in the spirit of showing kindness to our fellow human beings. We recently distributed 1,300 mathematical sets to students who wrote their examinations in the Northern and Volta regions of Ghana, after a coordinator sent a picture of a student using a cutlass as a straight edge.
In all, we visited 7 schools in the North and 3 schools in the Volta region. We pray that we are able to soon touch lives everywhere, because the day we all remember to be each other’s keeper, the world would be a better, safer and kinder place.
On an act of Kindness he has performed in the past 5 days:
Well, we are in the centre of a project right now. However, the point of this is to contribute what you have big or little to make someone else’s life better. I’ll give you an example. I’ve had to consciously smile a lot (laughs). You would be amazed how much a smile can change another’s fate. It’s my motto to do one kind act a day from financial contributions to physical acts. And I endeavour to meet the goal daily as an individual and through our foundation.
On the recent announcement of him being the brand ambassador/spokesperson for Iflix:
Iflix Ghana is a new quality V. O.D platform that we have been working on for almost a year, so I’m proud and happy to have finally launched. Iflix is certainly one of my babies I’m very passionate about. Imagine being able to have access to thousands of movies, television shows, series, comedy, children’s programs and more from all over the globe at the simple touch of a button. Then imagine being able to watch it wherever and whenever, on your phone, laptop, tablet or TV. Better still, you can download and watch later.
The beautiful thing is that you are privy to both local and foreign content. Beyond shares and other affiliations I am also the spokesperson for Ghana. We intend to be the leading face of entertainment in emerging markets such as Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, parts of Asia and soon the world. Wherever you are, download the app and start enjoying today.
Dancehall Singer Shatta Wale has been ‘caught’ in bed with another lady.
Shatta Wale lives with his baby mama Shatta Michy and son Majesty in Ghana but a photo has surfaced on social media with the 2017 Ghana Music Award, UK Artiste of the year in bed with another woman.
In the photo shot from a snapchat story of the lady in question, Shatta Wale is seen lying on a bed with popular Ghanaian Actress Efia Odo in the US. The dancehall Artiste was in the US two weeks ago for a concert in Dallas and looks like he found himself more than that.
The Actress, who shared several photos and videos of herself with Shatta Wale in the US two weeks ago on Instagram finally decided to show off her BFF (Best Friend Forever) on snapchat with both on them in bed.
We do not have details of the kind of relationship between Shatta Wale and Efia Odo, but it looks their friendship is very very intimate.