VICTORIA LEBENE WINS TWO AWARDS IN FOUR DAYS

It has been 5 years of her fast rising acting career and she is beginning to gain recognition for her passion.

Beautiful actress Victoria Lebene Mekpah has bagged two new accolades within four days.

Victoria won “Breakout Actor of The Year” at the just ended Scream All Youth Awards 2018, which took place at Victoria Island in Nigeria on Wednesday November, 7, 2018.

The Scream awards is an all youth award scheme designed to honor and applaud outstanding youths in the creative arts industry and business world across Africa.

The “Bitter Sweet Wine” actress also, emerged “Student Favorite Actress Of The Year” at the C-Base Awards 2018 held on Saturday November 10, 2018 at the Nation Theater in Accra.

Victoria Lebene started acting in 2013 and left the scene for the next movie star 2014, in Nigeria and was among the final 5. She resumed strongly to the acting field again in 2015 till date.

Lebene holds a Human Resource Management Degree from Zenith University, and she developed the passion for acting during her time in school and hopes to take her career to the world stage.

Victoria who is currently persuing  Development Communications at the African University College of Communication, has now added Journalism to her acting career. She is currently on GH One TV as a Broadcast Journalist.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

LUMBA LOOK-ALIKE ANOKYE SUPREMO LOSES ONE EYE

Highlife artiste Anokye Supremo is suffering from a tumor in his head that has blurred his vision.

According to the Daddy Lumba look-alike, he cannot see with his left eye. He told citinewsroom.com in an interview that the whole thing started about a month ago when he experienced severe headache.

“It started in October and I thought it was migraine. I went to the hospital and was told I had a tumor in my head which has caused an enlargement in my left eye,” he said.

At the moment, he is going for an MRI test but according to him, he has been told by his doctors it will take him about Ghs 10, 000 to have a surgery done on the tumour. He noted that for the past three weeks he has always been indoors. He was given some painkillers but would not even salve the pain.

“I can’t see with my left eye. It is gradually bulging out of the eye socket. I am really suffering. For about 3 weeks now, I have been indoors,” he said.

Anokye Supremo (formerly known as DL Junior) was discovered in 2010 in ‘Just Like You’, a reality TV show which gave artistes the platform to mimic their favourite celebrities.

DL Junior, on that show imitated Daddy Lumba. After the show, Anokye who has similar looks as Daddy Lumba has been plying his trade as a musician.

He had to change his name from DL Junior to Anokye Supremo after he was sued earlier this year by highlife artiste Daddy Lumba, ordering him to stop using his name and stop singing his songs at programmes. DL Junior is known for his songs Befa Me, Efri Nea Efire and Hye Wo Ho Den, Krom Aye De, and Hash Wuish.

GHANA IS BECOMING HARD – Okyeame Kwame

Music icon Okyeame Kwame has commented on the road protest staged by Adenta residents saying the economy is becoming difficult as a result of economic situations across the globe.

“I think the nation is becoming a little hard because of the global economic situation. Britain is in Brexit, Europe is suffering herself so instead of sending their money to Africa, they send it to Greece.

“America is suffering, they have a bad leader. All these things are affecting our economy. So I think the politicians should come up and have a dialogue with the people again,” he noted on The Zone on Starr FM Friday when he was asked about the development.

Residents went on rampage Thursday by burning car tyres on the highway to register their protest over the rampant killing of people on the highway due to lack of footbridges. Meanwhile, Pressure group, OccupyGhana, has condemned government for not being proactive in dealing with the carnage.

OccupyGhana is calling on government to “immediately” construct rumble strips “on the long stretch of road beginning from the University of Ghana to the Pantang end of the highway to reduce the unnecessary speeding of drivers.”

It also added: “Government should replace all faulty traffic lights that have been faulty with modern and solar powered controlled traffic lights. Further to this, extra traffic lights with toucan crossing system must be fixed to allow free flow of traffic”.

ZYLOFON MEDIA TO INVEST $50MILLION INTO CREATIVE ARTS

Chief Executive Officer of Zylofon Media and Menzgold Nana Appiah Mensah says his outfit is on course to heavily invest in the Creative Arts Industry in the country.

He made the assertions in an exclusive interview on Zylofon FM on Monday.

According to him, he has many plans to make the Ghanaian movie industry one of the best in the world.

He spoke about investing in the movie industry to support it as it will surely bring a whole of tourism into the country.

He revealed; “Our group by the end of 2019 will invest $50M in Tourism, Arts and cultural related businesses in Ghana”. 

Zylofon Media will soon officially premiere its first movie under the Zylofon Film on December 7th titled “The New Adabraka”.

I AM ANNULLING MY MARRIAGE NOT DIVORCING – Asamoah Gyan Speaks

Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, has finally broken his silence about the discourse over his marriage which has been in the news and public domain within the past week.

Gyan has admitted that his marriage is on the rocks but clarified that the process that is ongoing at the Accra High Court is not a petition for divorce but an annulment process.

Asamoah Gyan and Gifty have been together since 2003 and got married in 2013 after their second child was born. Sources close to Asamoah Gyan confirmed GhanaWeb’s story but declined to comment publicly.

What’s the Legal Difference Between Annulment and Divorce?

There are two ways to legally end a marriage – annulment and divorce. An annulment is a legal procedure which cancels a marriage between a man and a woman. Annulling a marriage is as though it is completely erased – legally, it declares that the marriage never technically existed and was never valid.

A divorce, or legal dissolution of a marriage, is the ending of a valid marriage between a man and a woman returning both parties to single status with the ability to remarry.

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An annulment case can be initiated by either the husband or the wife in the marriage. The party initiating the annulment must prove that he or she has the grounds to do so and if it can be proven, the marriage will be considered null and void by the court. The following is a list of common grounds for annulment and a short explanation of each point:bigamy, forced consent, fraud, marriage prohibited by law, mental illness, mental incapacity, inability to consummate marriage, underage marriage, adultery, desertion and physical/emotional abuse.

He also cautioned media outlets and members of the public against the misinformation being peddled about his marriage.

A statement signed by his lawyer Mr Edwin Kusi Appiah and made exclusively available to Graphic Online (www.graphic.com.gh) said, “Our client has noted the level of misinformation as well as the veiled and sometimes open attempt to discredit him, his family and or his friends and therefore we write for and on behalf of Mr Asamoah Gyan on matters that have come to his attention because they have been largely publicised and talked about within the media space across the country.”

YVONNE NELSON, LIL WIN, OTHERS MEET FINANCE, TOURISM MINISTER AHEAD OF 2019 BUDGET

Presidential staffer, Gabby Otchere-Darko’s recent critique of Ghana’s Film industry which got several Film Stakeholders incensed has turned out to be for a good cause.

Ahead of the 2019 Budget Statement to be read by the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta, stakeholders in the movie industry had a productive meeting with the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning and Minister of Trade and Industry to deliberate on issues concerning creative arts industry.

According to sources, the meeting held behind closed doors had both parties discussing how Government can help reinforce the Ghanaian identity and selling brand Ghana to help create more jobs and opportunity for the youth.

In 2017, Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta during the presentation of 2018 budget statement and economic policy to Parliament, said plans are underway for the establishment of the Fund.

“Government will continue its initiatives to improve the Creative Arts sector with the establishment of a fully functional Creative Arts Secretariat and the commencement of feasibility studies to set up a Creative Arts Fund,” he said.

However, a statement by the Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, and her Deputy, Dr Ziblim Iddi, when they appeared before Parliamentary Joint Committee on Trade, Industry and Tourism and Youth, Sports and Culture defended the ministry’s budget estimate for 2018.

She said the budget allocation for year 2018 increased from GH¢44 million in 2017 to GH¢75.1 million.

According to her, although GH¢44 million was allocated to the ministry in 2017, only GH¢28.9 million was actually released as of September 2017, leaving a variance of GH¢15.1 million representing 34 per cent of the total budgetary allocations.

Present at the meeting was Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Ken Ofori Atta, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Catherine Afeku, representative from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Presidential staffer, Gabby Otchere-Darko, Yvonne Nelson, Adjetey Anang, Kwadwo Nkansah, Juliet Asante, Van Vicker, Akorfa Asiedu, Augustine Abbey (Idikoko), Bibi Bright, Oscar Provencal, George Bosompim, Ken Fiati and others.

Kasapafmonline.com is reliably informed that what might have triggered for this meeting was as a result of Gabby Otchere-Darko’s post on social media claiming he was disappointed after randomly watching ten Ghanaian movies.

His post did not go down well with stakeholders who ply their trade in that sector so several actors and actresses who hit back at his criticism of Ghanaian movies called for an engagement with Government.

Members of the movie industry believe that enabling environment for creative arts, enforcement of piracy laws, intellectual property laws, capacity building, tax incentives will help change the movie narrative.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta is scheduled to present the 2019 budget to parliament on Thursday, November 15.

Kasapafmonline.com understands the Budget will be heavy on programs that will prop up government’s industrialization drive and infrastructure projects in the country.

WILLIE ROI ACCUSED OF SABOTAGING STONEBWOY’S COLLABORATION WITH R. KELLY

Entertainment critic and Dancehall Music Avocate in Ghana, Mr Logic has revealed that an official at Zylofon Music withheld requests for international collaborations from dancehall artiste Stonebwoy.

Mr Logic has dislosed that, American superstars R. Kelly, Willie Roi and Teddy Riley had sent messages that they wanted to collaborate with Stonebwoy.

Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM Monday morning with KMJ, Mr Logic disclosed that Willie Roi, who is an Artiste & Repertoire (A&R) Manager at Zylofon Music, refused to pass on that information to Stonebwoy and his management.

“He got a text message from the US. Teddy Riley and R. Kelly, it was two big American artistes wanted a collabo with Stonebwoy and then Willie told me, ‘you see this, I won’t pass this info to Stonebwoy because this guy is stubborn’.”

He quizzed why he would withhold such critical information from Stonebowy, Willie Roi still said “no.”

“Willie Roi can never deny this because I was with him when the call came and the text message followed,” the entertainment critic stressed.

Mr Logic revealed that he later passed on the information to Stonebwoy who was then in Jamaica. He, however, said he didn’t mention the names of the artistes to the dancehall act.

He expressed worry about the level of hatred some persons at Zylofon Music has for Stonebwoy. “The hate for Stonebwoy’s brand to me, it was personal.”

Willie Roi, reacting to the allegation, told KMJ that “they were looking at Zylofon portfolio and they choose Stonebwoy to do a collaboration with that is the choice of artiste they wanted to do a collaboration with. We are still waiting.”

He noted that such collaboration doesn’t happen in a day. According to him, the collaboration is “not dead” and “we are still waiting for their schedules and then they will give us the time that we will go to the States.”

“I’m the A&R…I negotiate so when it is ready before I put it on the board,” and he is surprised that Mr. Logic will put this information out when he was contacted just two months ago.

Mr Logic, reacting to Willie Roi, said it’s been more than two months. He said Willie Roi was contacted in March this year which he couldn’t refute.

Asked if he informed Stonebwoy about the collaboration, he responded that, “You don’t talk to your artiste until the deal is set.”

Watch Mr. Logic interview below:

HYPOCRITICAL, SMALL BOY SARKODIE NOT MY CO-EQUAL – Shatta Wale

Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has described rapper Sarkodie as a “small boy” and a “hypocrite” who does not match up to his level.

“Sarkodie is a very small boy for me, Sarkodie is my junior when it comes to music. He has told me before that I should produce him; [that was] ‘Bandana’ days when he was hustling. So, I think he has forgotten, he feels I am his colleague now because I look younger than him now. I knew him when he was upcoming, but right now he feels he has grown”.

After Shatta Wale described Sarkodie and other fellow artistes as poor, the rapper released a diss track titled “My Advice” in which he fired a string of salvos at Shatta Wale.

Shatta Wale, however, said he will not respond to the diss track because the 2014 BET Best International Act for Africa winner, is not his co-equal.

He also described Sarkodie as an egotistic hypocrite.

“He is so hypocritical when he comes on the radio he wants to keep that fame. Fame comes with a lot of egos but I don’t have that ego… I don’t want to fake my life, I believe they are faking and the kind of attitude they are showing, it is going to worry the next generation,” he added, in an interview on Accra-based Joy FM on Friday, 26 October 2018.

“In the history of Ghana, no artiste has come up like me. Ghanaians should appreciate it and just support it,” he added.

Sarkodie’s diss track, “Advice”, counseled Shatta Wale thus: “Your soul is tormented cos you no dey hustle, you be talented. Chale, Mercedes-Benz no dey talk chaw but still relevance unprecedented. This be the time we for takeover, up till now we no fit sell out the Madison Square, but we fighting on Range Rover”.

In an apparent response to the song, Shatta Wale posted a photograph of his Mercedes-Benz on social with a customised number plate “Advice1 – 18” and captioned: “Advice well taken…Mercedes-Benz no dey talk”.

Subsequently, he said in the interview that: “If he knows that ‘money no be problem’, he should not come and give me advice. I have advised myself, he should also advise himself with a car, too, and let me see. That is how battles go. If you say you are strong but till now he has not even bought a car that should tell you that if [I say] Ghanaian artistes are living a hypocritical and poor life, they should understand me,” he noted.

According to him, Sarkodie should not come and advise him “if you cannot afford your own car. You are driving somebody’s car. They bring cars to you, you just drive, they sell it then you drive another car and always you don’t have a number plate”.

Source: Classfmonline.com

I WILL EXPOSE EVERY INCH OF MY BODY TO SHOW HOW BEAUTIFUL BLACK IS – Princess Shyngle

Ghana-based Gambian actress/model Princess Shyngle has released new hot pictures on social media showing off her curves and her tiny waist.

Princess Shyngle who stated publicly that she has stopped exposing her body few weeks ago, and even went ahead to delete all her bikini pictures from her Instagram page, couldn’t abide by her own rules and she has explained the reason for her change of mind.

In an exclusive interview with Peacefmonline.com, the screen goddess who is currently in Gambia said her new pictures is to celebrate black skin and to campaign against skin bleaching.

“I am celebrating my beautiful, dark, chocolate, black skin and encouraging encouraging black queens all over the world to be proud of their skin color and stop bleaching. So my new photo shoot is for my Say No To Bleaching campaign”. 

According to Princess she will do everything she can with her body just for the world to know that black skin must be cherished.

“Black is beautiful and black queens should be celebrated more and be proud of their skin color. I wanted to show every inch of my black skin to showcase how gorgeous being black is, and because I’m comfortable in my skin and my body I saw nothing wrong in posing with a bikini to get my message out there. I can’t wear kabba and cover my gorgeous skin to do a shoot about celebrating the black skin”.

Asked why she declared publicly few weeks ago that she has stopped exposing herself and going against her her words now, she said;

“I said that at a point in my life when I was trolled a lot on the internet, the blogs, on the press and TV for showing too much skin and always revealing my body, I thought it would be a good idea to stop taking bikini pictures just to please people and make them happy. But then I realized that I can never please people, no matter what you do they’re going to troll you and talk about you as long as you are in the public eye so I just said to myself f*ck it , I’m going to do me, live my life to the fullest and do whatever the heck I want as long as I’m happy that’s all that matters, because at the end of the day I’m living my life for me and no one else. My happiness comes first”.

She added that she is still single but she is not searching. However, if any man who wants to be with her should accept her for who she is.

“Any man that wants to be with me has to accept me for who I am same way I’m going to accept him for who he is. I’m still single but I’m not searching, I’m single because I choose to. I’m not psychologically ready to start dating yet, I’m still working on myself and trying to learn how to love with all my heart. I’ve hurt and disappointed a lot of guys in my past and I don’t want to keep doing that”. 

Princess Shyngle said she is currently in Gambia preparing for her next self-produced movie.

“I’m busy writing my next film that I plan on shooting next month in Lagos Nigeria”.

See her new photos below:

By: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com 

LADY WHO CLAIM SHE INVESTED $150,000 IN KING PROMISE’S CAREER THREATENS TO SUE HIM

Dubai-based businesswoman, Yasmin Behzadi, is threatening to take legal action against talented musician, King Promise.

Yasmin is crying of neglect after allegedly doling out huge sums of money to help build the talented musician’s career.

Famed for being the woman behind rapper Sarkodie’s clothing line, Sark Collection, the businesswoman is angry that King Promise does not recognise her for her immense contribution to his career.

Venting her anger and disappointment in an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM Friday, Yasmin Basadi stated that she started the musical career of King Promise.

The Dubai-based woman said she met the musician, who was then called Boy P, through Sarkodie.

Yasmin said they met at a hotel and “after listening to [him], I felt he’s got the talent” and she decided to sign him.

She narrated that, after signing him and helping change his name from Boy P to King Promise, she set up YB Records to help push King Promise’s music.

According to her, she spent in excess of $150,000 on high budget music videos shoots in Dubai, travelling, expenses, luxury cars, Hollywood producers, and promotions.

She said she even turned her house into a studio just for the singer. “I have all the evidence,” she added.

Yasmin said she told King Promise never to betray her and it’s unfortunate that, “people forget where they come from [and] who helped them.”

She advised young talents not to be “disloyal” and “ungrateful.”

Asked what might have gone wrong in their relationship, the businesswoman said the singer started making outrageous demands after they met Killbeatz to record Afrobeat songs.

She alleged that King Promise started asking for $10,000 to promote his songs. “They were giving me a huge budget for promotions…which didn’t make sense to me.”

Yasmin said after she complained about the demands, then the musician decided to cut her off and started working with Killbeatz.

A dejected Yasmin said it is sad that after all her efforts and investments, the singer has never acknowledged her as the woman behind the success of his career neither has she received a dime.

“Till today, [King] Promise hasn’t given me a call,” she said.

Asked if she believes King Promise is her artiste, she said, “I believe he is still signed to me…I have decided to keep quiet…”

Yasmin told Andy Dosty that she met King Promise’s new management and told them that he “is my artiste and they’ve kept her in the dark.”

She revealed that some of her works for the singer included ‘Thank God’ which features Fuse ODG.

When Andy Dosty inquired if she had a sexual relationship King Promise, Yasmin, outraged by the question responded, “are you crazy?” and said she is not his age adding that the musician is “like family.”

For her next line of action, she said she will take legal action against the musician soon.

Andy Dosty announced that attempts to get King Promise’s management to react to the allegations have been unsuccessful.