Actor Kwaku Manu has reportedly been arrested and put behind bars at Ejisu Police station in the Ashanti Region.
Film Producer Kwasi Nyamekye of Miracle Film who confirmed the news to Peace FM Evening News, said Kwaku Manu was arrest at about 2pm on Thursday afternoon, April 26, 2018.
Actor Akwasi Boadi popularly known as Akrobeto was also with Kwaku Manu at the Police station and he explained that one of Kwaku Manu’s drivers was apprehended with his car for wrongful parking and selling, when Kwaku Manu went to rescue his driver, he (Kwaku) was arrested instead and put behind bars.
It is not too clear as to why he was arrested but Kwaku Manu was reportedly marketing a fruit drink, Drop Fruit Juice in a car with music by the roadside with his team close to the police station, when the incident happened.
Akrobeto also alleged that Commander at the Police station physically and verbally assaulted Kwaku Manu after he was arrested.
“According to eyewitnesses here the Commander himself, used his phone hit Kwaku Manu several times and his face is swollen. He hasn’t than anything wrong, has hasn’t insulted anyone and he hasn’t disrespected anybody”, Akrobeto stated.
At the time of filing this report, several other Kumawood stars had arrived at the Police station and fans of the actor, had also gathered in their numbers, all anticipating his release.
Legendary Highlife Musician Rex Omar has hinted a looming legal battle between him and sensational entertainment company Zylofon Media for copyright infringement.
Rex who is also the Chairman of Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO), made the shocking revelation this morning on “Neat FM’s Entertainment Ghana”.
Even though he refused to go into details as to why he would be dragging the biggest record company currently in Ghana to court, he disclose that his lawyers have already written to Zylofon Media so details would be revealed in due time.
When host Kwame Adjietia tried to probe further, Rex reluctantly revealed that Zylofon have used his music without his permission but he refused to mention the particular song they used and what it was used for.
“My lawyers have written to them, so you would hear the details at the right time because they have money”.
Asked if he taking the legal action just for finance gains, Rex said; “They have taken my song and that is my property. As for me, my music is my property and I value every song I produce at 1million dollars. So if you take my music and you don’t tell me, you have stolen my on million dollar”, Rex emphasized.
Meanwhile, Rex Omar is currently in court with beverage manufacturing company Joy Industries for using a part of his hit song “Da da di da” to promote or advertise its product, Joy Dadi Bitters with his permission.
Ex-HIV/AIDS Ambassador Joyce Dzidzor Mensah has called on benevolent Ghanaians to aid her to get out of the deep financial crisis in which she currently finds herself.
She disclosed that she has no means to raise money to support the education of her three children as a single mother. The reason, she stated, is that no one wants to work with her because of her HIV/AIDS status.
“I am currently not living with my children because I don’t have a place to stay. I am in deep crisis. My medications are also very expensive and I can’t afford it…,” she told News One on Thursday.
“I invested all my money into a barbering shop and a small food joint but people started complaining the food is infected with virus and so people shouldn’t buy from the joint. Everything has collapsed and I lost all my money,” she added.
In December 2014, Dzidzor publicly announced that she lied about her HIV/AIDS status for years and had never tested positive for the disease before working with the Ghana AIDS commission as an HIV/AIDS ambassador.
After that declaration, she has been on several media platforms trying to defend her actions, even though she has received widespread criticisms from Ghanaians and the Ghana AIDS Commission.
However, in 2016, she made a shocking U-turn to say she, indeed, tested positive for the virus. She had to lie about her status to protect her children from stigmatisation.
“It looks like because I have done campaigns and my face is everywhere, it is difficult for people to even work with me. So right with my situation as a single mother with three children and no job, I am pleading with the general public to support me with money to start something to take care of my children,” she pleaded on Thursday.
“I realised that I have destroyed my life just because I tried to protect my children at school by denying my status. I am in crisis now and if people are able to support me and my family, I am willing to come back to work on TV and radio to educate people on HIV & AIDS. When I sleep, I always dream I am still teaching children about HIV & AIDS,”Dzidzor added.
Gospel Musician cum Pastor, Rev. Josh Laryea said he has forgiven all those who made offensive comments during his trail times.
Pastor Josh was accused of misconduct and suspended from the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) in April 2017 but he said it all belongs to the past now after a year.
Speaking on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review, the “Time” hit maker said “I heard Mzbel herself came to say the it is not true. I am a Christiania and Christian is supposed to forgive. If someone offends you, forgive the person and that’s where Christianity comes from”.
After his suspension, news went round that he sexually harassed Musician. However, Mzbel denied later that nothing like that happened.
“The point is that, whatever event on is not true and Mzbel herself knows it is not true. I don’t have Mzbel and I don’t begrudge anybody and anybody who said anything against me, I don’t begrudge them”.
Pastor Josh has now established his own church, Charis Centre International Church located at Cantonments in Accra and he has also released a new single titled “Grace Abound”.
Actor John Dumelo says Moesha Boduong has a point in her claim that some women in Ghana depend on men for financial support in return for sexual favours.
John Dumelo on Friday, April 13, 2018, shared a personal experience in which he said several ladies approached him for money to pay rent or school fees and were willing to offer him sex in return.
“I have been in situations where ladies have messaged me to say that ‘…I need to pay my rent or my school fees or some favour in return I’ll offer you something’…,”the celebrated actor revealed on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM.
Dumelo said in such case, he has had to turn them down and give them the needed assistance. “I told the girl that I wouldn’t do that. ‘If you want money, I’ll give you your money for your rent or whatever it is but I’m not going to give you in return for your sexual favours or anything’,”he narrated to host of the Show, Daniel Dadzie.
Social media has been on fire since Wednesday, after a video emerged of Moesha Buodong telling CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in a documentary that her motivation, just like other women in Ghana, for dating married men, is because the economy is tough.
“In Ghana, our economy is such a way that you need someone to take care of you. You can’t make enough money as a woman here. Because even when you want to get an apartment, in Ghana they take two years’ advance and I just started working where will I get money to pay?”
Moesha has severely criticised for denigrating Ghanaian.
John Dumelo aligns with Moesha’s statement but departed from her generalisation that women in Ghana depend on men financially.
“What I find wrong is that she generalized it and said every woman in Ghana depends on a man financially…”
He reasoned: “Maybe what she should have said was that some women including herself, would probably have something to do with a man who would give her rent or give something of that sort in return for certain favours”.
He described the situation as a matter of “demand and supply” because there are equally men in society who also depend on women for survival, a cause he abhorred because “…you can find alternative ways of solving your problems”.
Hollywood Superstar, Brad Pitt has produced a non-fictional documentary exposing what he terms “greed and exploitation” of Ghana and Nigeria by Texas-based oil exploration companies.
The documentary, which was written and directed by Rachel Boynton, an international filmmaker, takes viewers behind the scenes and gives them exclusive access to boardroom discussions as oil company officials show how much they are interested in making maximum profits from Ghana’s newly discovered crude oil resources at the expense of Ghanaians.
The documentary titled, ‘Big Men’ shows the grand schemes inspired by Wall-Street investors to fleece Ghanaians.
The 99-minute documentary, which will be given a global exposure, would be released today in New York City at the IFC Center.
According to online movie review website, movievbox.net, the documentary, which is currently receiving media raves, “follows the step-by- step process of how they (the multinational oil companies) conduct business after untapped oil fields are discovered off the coast of Ghana. It took Rachel Boynton seven years to painstakingly track these big players unawares to complete ‘Big Men’ which has been described as a thriller.
In an interview with movie reviewer, Dorri Olds on March 10,2014, Rahel Boynton stated, “The film is of a deep philosophical nature. It* s about greed and desperation and wanting to be big. That’s what connects everybody in the movie. When I was asking the questions it got turned around on me at one point when I was asked, “Don’t you want to be big?”
In the documentary, the CEO of a multinational company (name withheld) was heard saying, “Developing nations can’t get greedy” – he indicated from the prospect of making billions out of their new crude oil production project off the coast of Ghana.
Watch the trailer below:
He explained why his company won a hugely favorable deal with the government of Ghana around 2007.
The CEO justified why his company should see greater rewards than the industry standard, as they benefitted from the political administration at the time. The deal with Ghana was that the company would keep a vast percentage of the oil revenue being drilled out of the Jubilee oil fields, 64 nautical miles off the coast of Ghana.
Over 70 percent of the total revenue is shared by the foreign companies. They justify the huge cut by arguing that they had taken all the risk.
“What did the Ghanaians know?” asked David D’Arcy, an internationally known film critic and art reviewer, writing for The National and Screen International online, The Art Newspaper, among others.
“Ghana (which we don’t see by way of the landscape, as we do Nigeria) presents a sad dilemma…Now Ghanaians are watching as an American company gets rich on its resources. Will Ghana become a mini-Nigeria, or will it prosper as a result? There’s not much hope for any country that lacks the institutions to make prosperity possible.”
The documentary also showed the difficulties faced by the company when the John Agyekum- led administration finished its term and the administration was taken over by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by the now late John Evans Atta Mills.
“The previous government (the NPP government) was nice to the oil company. Certain things will have to change,”the former Minister of Energy Dr. Joe Oteng Agyei was heard saying in the documentary.
Ghana is currently drilling about 100,000 barrels of crude oil off the Jubilee Fields and barely earns US$1 billion from its oil export annually.
Sarkodie was involved in an accident on his way to Asante Akyem Agogo in the Ashanti Region to perform at a concert organised by Highlife legend Amakye Dede.
The incident occurred on the ‘Kumasi Agogo road’, on Easter Monday April 2, 2018, but thankfully the ‘Wake Up Call’ rapper is fine and well and is currently in Agogo township according to sources.
The rapper also in a tweet has confirmed he is safe. He tweeted to his 1.65 million followers:
“Last night was pure madness with the people of Agogo … Day didn’t start too well but one energy I try never to entertain is the “Negative” One ..You should too😊 God keep us all Safe 🙏🏾 I Love all of you ❤❤❤❤”.
Sarkodie was billed to perform at the program with Abrantie Amakye Dede.
Here are some facts gathered about the accident.
1.He traveled by air from Accra.
So many people have wondered why Sarkodie was traveling by road when he could just have used a flight. Well, Sarkodie didn’t go on that journey by full road. He went by air and we’ve seen him at the airport in videos. Definitely, when you get to the airport, you would still have to use the road for the rest of the journey.
2.No serious injuries although he looked traumatized.
Yes, it’s been confirmed that, he didn’t suffer any serious injury and he looked fit when he came out of the car. In one of the videos that was making rounds, he was seen pointing the accident scene to another person who offered her ride to him to get to his destination.
3. He didn’t go by taxi
In one of the videos, some people saw him in a taxi and thought Sarkodie was traveling around with a taxi. That is an erroneous impression. When the car that went to pick him up at the airport got damaged in the accident, there were no cars there to get him to continue the journey, so he had to pick a cab, but before he could move, someone offered her car, and that explains why he was coming out of a taxi to get into another white private car.
4.Another car collided with theirs
We don’t want to believe that was an attempt by someone to hurt him or kill him, but from what we’ve gathered, another car collided into theirs and that made theirs lose track and skidded off the road.
5.Amakye Dede is also safe
Yes, it wasn’t a major accident and we thank God for their lives. We gather the concert happened successfully.
Barely a year after being suspended from the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Gospel musician Rev. Josh Laryea has opened up on the alleged sexual misconduct that took the entire country by storm.
The Emere singer in an exclusive interview Giovanni Caleb and Berla Mundi on Starr Drive revealed he contemplated suicide at the moment especially when everyone including mentors and friends had let him down.
“I may have gone mad, I may have been dead…At a point, I thought of suicide..”
In 2017, a letter issued by The Church Council of ICGC where he worshipped stated they arrived at a decision to suspend Rev Laryea after receiving a report against the pastor.
The letter indicated that “The Presbytery has authorised the Disciplinary Committee to look into the allegations levelled against Rev. Laryea”.
It again stated:“Rev. Josh Laryea is being withdrawn from the pulpit and thereby the Doxa Temple with immediate effect. This is to allow the Committee carry out its work uninterrupted.”
Rev. Josh Laryea after the reports quit the church and established the Charis International Church where he currently serves as the head pastor.
He is also readying for a new album produced by Nacee.
He, however, states the album will be preceded by a single followed by another on his birthday.