BEYONCE AND JAY Z TO VISIT GHANA

Power couple and international Music icons, Beyonce and Jay Z would possibly visit Ghana this year as part of Ghana’s “Year of Return” activities.

2019, dubbed the “Year of Return”, marks 400 years of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade and a lot of African Americans have taken it upon themselves to “return” to their roots in commemoration of the anniversary.

As part of this initiative, Boris Kodjoe led 40 other Black American Hollywood stars to the country a few weeks ago for tourism and philanthropic work.

Reports coming in from Emmanuel Kojo Mensah, the Marketing Manager of Royal Senchi Hotel, indicate that Beyoncé and Jay Z will be the next set of people to visit the country.

“ I am told that with the visit of Boris Kodjoe and the rest, people in the states are discussing the Royal Senchi Hotel because they have seen pictures videos and other images Boris and his guys took when they came to our facility.

Jay Z and Beyonce who saw and liked the pictures, I am told, are planning a visit to Ghana and for that matter the Royal Senchi Hotel. This year the Tourism Ministry says it is the Year Of Return and we are all up for it,” he said.

Boris Cudjoe and his friends from Hollywood resided at Royal Senchi when they came for their visit.

The ‘Year of Return”, earmarked by the Ghana Tourism Authority is aimed at inviting persons in the Diaspora to visit Ghana.

MARRIAGE HAS CHANGED ME – Bibi Bright

Until she remarried, actress Bibi Bright was not known for her patience. Very little things upset her and she could not accommodate anyone. But today, she tells Showbiz that marriage has made her very patient and she is happy about that.

“Little things used to upset me and I couldn’t live with anyone else apart from myself, but today, I am comfortable with anyone around me. Things that used to upset me no longer do,” she said.

According to her, she has realised that patience is everything and she is now mature because of that.

“I am now able to control myself and forget about little things that made me get mad before. I have been able to tolerate my husband no matter the highest provocation,” she said.

Bibi Bright says there is no situation she cannot handle now because she has developed a tough skin.

She loves children and she tells Showbiz she would love to have 10 children. “Although I have two kids, my plan is to make it 10 because my husband Akwasi Boateng and I love children. I want to surround myself with my children when I am old,” she revealed.

Known for movies such as Lost in His Glory, Promise Beyond, Spiritual Killer, My Home, Leave My Wife, Occult Girl and New Adabraka, Bibi Bright is very hopeful the movie industry will bounce back again.

She was recently almost defrauded by an ECG official who told her changing her prepared meter would cost her GH¢500. Now the angry actress, who is embarking on a “Say no to Corruption” campaign, is pleading with the government to look into matters like this.

This is what Bibi Bright posted on her Instagram page: “I campaigned for this government for change! And change is one thing that #ECGNEEDS!! Stop corruption at ECG! 

“The guy told me to do what I wanted and that it would not get anywhere! Obviously he is too comfortable with his ways of corruption! He knows for years that the corruption at ECG has no stop! Let’s rise up as a people as a generation and fight corruption! It must stop!!!!”

Source: Graphic Showbiz

HOLLYWOOD ACTOR MICHAEL JAI WHITE ENSTOOLED CHIEF IN GHANA

Hollywood actor and martial artist, Michael Jai White, has been enstooled as chief in Akwamu in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

This was at a traditional ceremony held on Wednesday at Akwamufie, where the stool name Odupong­  literally meaning ‘a tree firmly rooted’  was conferred on him.

Michael, a versatile actor, is the first black to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film ‘Spawn’.

As a black belt in eight different karate styles, he has been able to leverage his deep connection to martial arts and emerge as a multi-faceted talent that possesses comedic chops while being one of the most recognizable action movie actors around.

In Ghana, he is popular for his role in ‘Undisputed II: The Last Man Standing’. He has been in the West African country since Christmas as part of a tour programme dubbed ‘Full Circle Festival’ (FCF).

The FCF was established to honour the ancestry who died during the slave trade by celebrating African heritage and generational legacy.

This is chaired by the Office of His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo and presented by the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Business Development and the Office of Diaspora Affairs. The year 2019 marks the 400thanniversary of the start of the West African slave trade.

Between 1619 and 1860, 12 million Africans were forcefully loaded on ships and transported to the Americas. The new world brought them unimaginable pain, suffering, and death, far away from their families, their culture, their ancestors.

Hence the FCF was established to honour the ancestry.

The FCF team comprised a long list of some Hollywood actors, musicians, models and business executives. Among them are Anthony Anderson, Boris Kodjo, Michael Jai White, Gillian White, Nicole Ari Parker and Bozoma Saint John. The team has been touring Ghana since.

Photos of Michael’s enstoolment have been in the social media trends in Ghana since Wednesday. Other members of the team, including Boris and Bozoma, also got titles.

“WAKASO IMPREGNATED ME, FORCED ME TO ABORT & JILTED ME” – Paris Based Model Reveals

A 27-year-old Paris based Model, Marina Mason popularly known as Michousb, has accused Ghana Black stars striker Mubarak Wakaso of infidelity.

According to the sexy Model who is originally from Central Africa Republic but currently based in France, Wakaso deceived her, got her pregnant and insisted that she should abort the baby with a promise that he would take care of her but he vanished into thin air after she aborted the baby.

Narrating the incident exclusively to Nkonkonsa.com, she said she met Wakaso on Instagram in 2016 and they became friends. After sometime Wakaso who plays his professional football in Spain, kept insisting she visit him in Spain and she finally agreed to visit him on September 16, 2016. According her when they met Wakaso told her he was not married and that he was living with his mum and friends so she had to stay in a hotel with him throughout her visit.

Few weeks after they met she realized she was pregnant and when she told him about the pregnancy he insisted that she should abort it even though she wanted to keep it. She finally agreed to abort baby and that was the last time she communicated with him. Wakaso has refused to answer all her calls and he didn’t reply any message she sent him.

She said Wakaso has deceived her and made her go through so much pain and almost lost her life after the aborting and he jilted her at the time he needed him. Marina has hence vowed to do whatever it will take to make him pay for all the pain he caused her.

“I know people will say it is my fault and that I wanted his money but I don’t want his money. The only money I got from him was 3000 Euros he sent me. I don’t want his money all I want is for him to apologize in public. I want him to apologize to me on his Instagram page because that was where I met him and that is where he has been lying to other women”

Marina obviously feels used and dumped, and she has threatened to release release Wakaso’s naked pictures, videos and private chats they had, if he refuses to render a public apology to her.

Source: NKONKONSA.com    

STARBOY KWARTENG SET TO RELEASE EBONY’S SONGS ON KWARBONY RECORDS

The controversial father of the late Ebony Reigns, Mr. Opoku Kwarteng (Starboy Kwarteng), has said on the 2019 maiden edition of Zylofon’s Showbiz Agenda that songs yet to be released by him would be released under his record label KWARBONY Records.

The already released “Be Your Driver” was released under the label, Mr. Kwarteng said.

Mr Kwarteng, however, stated that the label is not yet official and was ready to be the CEO of the record label should he receive the backing of the masses. He also promised to come back when the record is official and also make known whether other arts would be signed or not .

According to Mr. Kwarteng who had threw some slight jabs at Bullet in all his interviews, again said he was still to receive the songs her late daughter wrote numbering about 25, according to Bullet himself. He, meanwhile, noted that the “Be your Driver” and other songs numbering about 12 or more were given to him by Katkis, Tom Beats and one other guy.

Starboy, who confirmed on the show that he’s accepted the name Starboy bestowed on him by the media, revealed that he’s not received any money in terms of royalties as yet per the contract ebony had with Bullet.

He also revealed that he’s written to the the management of Korle Bu to adopt a ward at the accident center in memory of the Queen, Ebony, and also launch a foundation in her honour.

Ebony’s father, however, ruled out the chance of collaborating with Bullet in trying to immortalise Ebony’s Legacy like Martin Luther as Bullet announced the replacement of the Ebony when he was receiving Ebony’s Awards at the 2018 VGMA.

OFORI AMPONSAH TURNS PROPHET

According to Mr All 4 Real, Prophets are not only those who stand behind the pulpit but musicians are Prophets too and they communicate their prophecies through music.

Using himself as an example, Ofori Amponsah in a video sighted by Pulseghana.com.gh says that somewhere around 2007, through a song, he prophesied about America and Russia going to war in 2020 he feels his prophecy is coming true.

Ofori Amponsah made a U-turn from the pulpit last year as he said he wasn’t called to be a Prophet after he shunned music for some time to be actively involved in evangelism.

His surprising return to do secular music has attracted a myriad of backlash from fans but the musician in this video says none of that will stop him from delivering prophetic messages from God.

Watch the video below and tell us what you think:

ZYLOFON MUSIC IS IN FINANCIAL CRISIS – PRO Admits

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Zylofon Music, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo has disclosed that the record label is currently facing challenges. Speaking on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review on Saturday, he noted that there has been a lull in the record label’s activities due to a financial crisis.

In his explanation, Arnold said the challenges are as a result of the current problems the parent company, Menzgold, is in.

“As we all know Menzgold has been facing some challenges in recent times and it is expected that as a sister company to Zylofon Music, the record label would encounter crisis too,” he stated.

This comes on the back of rumours that the company has asked some of its managers to resign and that some of its artistes were about to exit the record label.

Even though Gospel musician, Joyce Blessing, has refuted claims that she has left Zylofon Music record label, Arnold also stated on Peace FM that it is possible some of the artistes may bail out on the company in the midst of the crisis.

“As we speak, Joyce Blessing is part of the record label. No artiste has left but the possibility of they leaving in times like this is imminent,” he added.

At the moment some of the artistes are relying on their own means to promote their projects and craft.

Joyce Blessing is currently promoting her new single, Repent, which unlike previously, bears no signature of Zylofon Music.

Zylofon Music stepped into Ghana’s entertainment industry in 2017 when they signed Highlife musician, Kumi Guitar. They later brought on artistes like Stonebwoy, Joyce Blessing, Becca, Obibini and Shatta Wale.

Founded by Nana Appiah Mensah, who also owns Menzgold, the Zylofon Media conglomerate has under its umbrella other companies like the Zylofon Arts Club, Zylofon Arts Fund, Zylofon Movies, Zylofon Cash, Zylofon FM and Zylofon TV.

At present, Menzgold Ghana Limited, a gold trading firm has been ordered by the Securities and Exchange Commission to suspend its operations. According to SEC, Menzgold does not have the license to trade in gold collectibles from the public.

JULIET IBRAHIM IN SECRET AFFAIR WITH JIM SEUH OF KUPE FAME?

Actress Juliet Ibrahim is being linked to one of the popular ‘kupe boys’ after she hosted them in Nigeria few weeks ago.

Juliet Ibrahim who just ended her relationship with Nigerian Rapper Iceberg Slim after flaunting him on social media and TV as if they were the new ‘Romeo and Juliet’ broke up with him for several reasons.

Juliet Ibrahim is gradually creeping into the life of JimSeuh of Kupe fame and with a close check on their Instagram activities indicate that things are about to happen.

Well, who knows, JimSeuh of Kupe fame might be the one to heal Juliet Ibrahim’s broken heart. Juliet Ibrahim is all over the 26-years-old JimSeuh commenting on almost every photo of the dude with romantic emoji ?all pointing to the fact that Juliet really likes JimSeuh.

Juliet Ibrahim’s comment on JimSueh’s latest Instagram post has raised the eyebrows of fans asking questions and reading meanings into her comment.

JimSeuh posted a photo of himself revealing all his muscles and bare chest with the caption, “What do you think of this post? let me know”.

Juliet Ibrahim for the 10th time placed a comment in French, “Tuez-moi-déja” ? translating in English, “Kill me already” with some love emoji attached.

PEACE HYDE WINS 2018 EXQUISITE LADY OF THE YEAR FOR JOURNALISM AND MEDIA

Ghanaian Media Personality, Peace Hyde has won the Exquisite Lady of the Year for Journalism and Media award at 2018 ELOY Awards in Nigeria.

The 2018 ELOY Awards took place on Sunday at the Lagos Continental Hotel, celebrating excellence in Nigerian women across several fields.

In its 10th year, the Exquisite Lady of the Year awards sought to award women who have blazed the trail in the past year, making strides in their chosen field.

Among the winners was Ghana’s very own Peace Hyde who took home the prestigious ELOY Exquisite Lady of the Year for Journalism and Media award. The British born Ghanaian media personality beat stiff competition from some of Nigeria’s best in the media including CNN’s Stephanie Busari and Didi Akinyelure from the BBC to win the coveted award.

Peace who is the Head of Digital Media and Partnership for Forbes Africa is also the inspirational founder of education non-profit Aim Higher Africa? This year she added yet another impressive feat to her resume when she was shortlisted as one of only 200 leaders from across the African continent to be shortlisted as part of the inaugural Obama foundation Africa leaders fellowship.

CONTROVERSIES HELP PUT US OUT THERE – MzVee

While some people in the limelight would do all they can to avoid them, Lynx Entertainment signee, MzVee believes controversies help push brands up.

In an interview on the role controversies play in the lives of celebs, the Bend Down singer who said she is not controversial said it however helps with brand positioning.

“I am not fond of controversies but what I can say is that, they help push one’s brand up, they put you out there, people look out for you etc.

“See for example, if I suffer a wardrobe mal-function right now, the media will carry it everywhere and people would want to know more about me. They would want to know who I am, what I do etc.

“I am not a controversial person but because it is part of the game, I cannot avoid it but in all that, I try to handle it well”, she said.

The award winning musician also spoke about the attention her Bend Down song is getting saying the feedback has been amazing.

“Bend Down is dance music and everyone knows I love to dance a lot. I heard the beat and I just knew I had to jump on it. The reception has been so good, MzVee said.

Bend Down features award winning musician Kuami Eugene and production credit goes to MOG Beatz. MzVee hit the limelight in 2012 as part of girl band, D3, managed by Lynx Entertainment, which later split up.

She began her solo career shortly afterwards under Lynx and she has released a number of hit songs like Bokor Bokor, Sing My Name, Rewind, Daavi, Come And See My Moda, I Don’t Know among others.

MzVee, who has been in the industry for seven years says she has grown as a person in the industry and music has given her another perspective about life and how she associates with people.