STONEBWOY & SHATTA WALE TO GO TO COURT…AS POLICE RETRIEVE THEIR GUNS

The two rival dancehall artistes – Charles Nii Armah Mensah, also known as Shatta Wale, and Livingston Etse Satekla, whose stage name is Stonebwoy, who were arrested for causing chaos on stage during the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards last Saturday – will be put before a court today.

They have provisionally been charged with three counts: offensive conduct, acts tending to disturb public peace and unlawful display of firearms in a public place.

The two popular musicians were arrested on Sunday and denied bail until Monday evening when they were granted bail. The Greater Accra Regional Police Command said the two would be arraigned in Accra today Tuesday May 21,2018.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy’s Guns:

Police sources say Shatta Wale had a gun on him during the scuffle but did not brandish the weapon like Stonebwoy.

The police have since retrieved both guns. The source said Stonebwoy, in his caution statement, admitted that the gun was licensed. “He was then asked to produce documents to back his point,” the source said.

Stonebwoy’s House

The police then took Stonebwoy to his residence at Ashaiman, near Tema, to conduct a search. The police are also said to be on the heels of the man who reportedly handed over the gun to Stonebwoy on stage.

Shatta Angle

Around 11 am yesterday, Shatta Wale was brought to the Regional Police Command in the company of his lawyer to give his statement. He was said to have been detained at the Ministries Police Station after the incident even though others claimed he was held at the Tesano Police Station.

Stonebwoy was also believed to have been held at the Dansoman Police Station. Shatta sat quietly as his lawyer moved from one office to another to secure his release at the Regional Police Command yesterday.

Meanwhile, another suspect in the matter called Nii Amoo, who was arrested for allegedly discharging pepper spray during the chaos, was still in police custody yesterday.

VGMA Violence

It was an exhibition of sheer lawlessness on Saturday night when Stonebwoy pulled a gun on stage after Shatta Wale and his entourage charged on him. Stonebwoy, with his ‘army’ called Bhim Nation, and Shatta Wale with his ‘militants’ called Shatta Movement or SM for Life,’ engaged in fisticuffs on open stage during the VGMA ceremony, which was telecast live on TV3 and DSTV to more than 43 countries. Some music-loving fans and other patrons were said to have sustained injuries in the ensuing melee.

The Genesis

The pandemonium started after Abeiku Santana was called up stage to present an award to the Songwriter of the Year. After introducing himself, Abeiku then notified the audience that he was on stage to rather present the award for Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, which was won by Stonebwoy.

While going on stage to pick his award, Stonebwoy showed gestures to the TV cameras and allegedly to Shatta Wale to literally prove that he had won that category over him for five times. Shatta Wale and his ‘militants’ then rushed onto the stage when Stonebwoy was about to give his acceptance speech for winning the category.

Stonebwoy’s manager, Blakk Cedi, was seen preventing Shatta’s crew from getting to Stonebwoy, who then pulled a gun to also protect himself from possible attacks.

Shatta’s Antics

Strangely, before Stonebwoy was declared winner of the reggae/dancehall artiste of the year, Shatta had won two awards but in all of those, he sent representatives to pick them for him. It was, therefore, bizarre that Shatta and his ‘militants’ could move menacingly on stage when he was not the recipient of the award, making the audience believe he was going there to cause trouble.

Incompetent Charterhouse

Some of his followers are claiming he wanted to go on stage to ‘congratulate’ his fiercest rival Stonebwoy, but many people are blaming Charterhouse, the organisers of the VGMA, for the incompetent manner in which it handled the entire event.

Police Statement

The Accra Regional Police Command later released a statement condemning the act. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge confirmed the arrests of the two key personalities.

“Preliminary investigation, however, reveals that the disturbance occurred after Livingston Etse Satekla @ Stonebwoy was declared winner of the Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year Award and had mounted the stage to receive his award. Charles Nii Armah Mensah @ Shatta Wale also moved on stage uninvited, provoking a scuffle between them and their supporters,” it said.

“The event organisers and all suspects are cooperating with the police and those found culpable will be arraigned in due time,” it added.

CHRIS ATTOH’S LATE WIFE CITED FOR INFIDELITY

Latest divorce details in the case of Ghanian actor Chris Attoh’s murdered wife, Bettie Jenifer, indicate that she and her first husband, Kedrick Jenifer, both cited infidelity as reasons for filing for divorce.

According to ABC7 news reports, their divorce documents showed no signs of them ever reconciling before her death.

Bettie, 44, was shot and killed by an unknown gun man when leaving her office in Greenbelt, Maryland early May. Greenbelt Police are yet to make an arrest in the murder case.

Bettie got married to Kedrick Jenifer 1999 and she shared her 17-year-old twins, a daughter and a son, with him.

Kedrick was arrested in 2014 for drug charges. He pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine and was sentenced January 2016 to 20 years behind bars at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix in New Jersey.

About a year and nine months later, Bettie again got married to Chris Attoh in October 2018 while Kedrick was in jail.

On April 9, 2019, six months after the Ghana wedding, her first spouse filed for divorce.

In court documents, according to ABC7 News, Kedrick Jenifer cited two grounds for divorce, including his incarceration and claims Bettie was unfaithful.

“That the defendant did commit adultery and the plaintiff has neither forgiven nor condoned said conduct and there is no reasonable hope or expectation of a reconciliation between the parties,” it stated in the document.

Kedrick also requested property, joint custody of the children, legal fees and alimony.

Six days after that filing, Bettie Jenifer filed for divorce from her imprisoned husband on April 15. She alleges her husband was unfaithful too.

“That although the conduct of the plaintiff toward the defendant has always been kind, affectionate and above reproach, the defendant nevertheless did, on numerous occasions, commit adultery,” the court document said.

She requested sole custody of the children and division of the assets.

On May 10, just after 5:00 pm in Greenbelt, Bettie Jenifer was shot and killed.

Source: Daily Guide

“SHATTA WALE AND STONEBWOY ARE RELATED BY BLOOD” – Shatta Wale’s Mother Reveals

Madam Elsie Evelyn Avemegah, mother of dancehall king Shatta Wale, has made a shocking revelation about her son and his dancehall rival Stonebwoy.

During an exclusive interview on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review, Madam Elsie said she is always worried anytime she hears that her son Shatta and Stonebwoy are ‘beefing’ each other, because according her, they are blood brothers from the same family but they are both not aware.

“Both of them are not aware but I know that Stonebowy’s biological mother is my auntie. I am telling you today! I am from the Ahiableh family and Stonebwoy’s uncle is Ahiableh and my grandfather is Ahiableh. So they are related and they both don’t know, Madam Elsie revealed.

Shatta Wale’s mother was on the show with Rapper Medikal’s mother, Madam Portia Lamptey to share their experience on how they both raised their celebrity kids, ahead of mother’s day.

Watch the interview below:

Source:Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com

“NAM1 WILL COME BACK STRONG AND PAY EVERY MENZGOLD CUSTOMER”- Shatta Wale Reveals

Ghanaian Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale was in the studios of Joy FM together with his Militants over the weekend where he answered questions from George Quaye aka Aboagye about his career in showbiz.

When asked about his contract with Zylofon Media, he firmly said that indeed his contract with the record label has ended but he’s still with them because of the love he has for the embattled business mogul, Nana Appiah Mensah, popularly called NAM1.

He also maintained that he’s of the strongest conviction that his former boss is not a scammer as people are painting him and that at the right time, he’ll (NAM1) come and pay all the customers of Menzgold.

He said, “My contract with Zylofon has ended on paper though, but my relationship with Zylofon and NAM1, I can’t leave them, so I am still with them to show them the love they shown me, We needed someone like Nana Appiah to save this industry, he is a good man, and I believe he will come back strong and pay every MenzGold customer”.

Shatta Wale also talked about how his beef with Sarkodie started after which he proceeded to talk briefly about his baby mama, Shatta Michy.

GHANAIAN FEMALE ARTISTES SHOULD DRESS LIKE BEYONCÉ AND JENNIFER LOPEZ – Eazzy Suggests

Ghanaian female Afrobeats musician, Eazzy has suggested that female artistes in Ghana should be allowed to dress half naked like their female international counterparts when they mount stages.

Mentioning the likes of Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez who are mostly spotted on stages exposing some cleavage and noted for wearing skimpy dresses, Eazzy said Ghanaian female artistes should be allowed to explore in that manner.

According to her, such dresses which are termed as ‘indecent’ by the society rather make them comfortable when they mount stages to perform to the admiration of their fans.

“Mzbel was also very enlightened and ahead of our time. I watched her outfits when I was growing up and it was nice because I watched Beyonce and the likes of Jennifer Lopez do it, but people penalise us so much,” she bemoaned.

Some female musicians have argued that their way of dressing is part of the show business and that people should learn to accept that. The songstress questioned why society especially journalists critizise their half naked dresses but turn round to enjoy their music describing them as hypocrites.

Eazzy cited the late dancehall diva Ebony Reigns who was heavily chastised by some Ghanaians due to her dressing which was seen as contrary to the norms of the Ghanaian society.

Eazzy bemoaned the hypocrisy in the music industry, wondering why a section of Ghanaians claim to be in tune with the African culture yet like stuff which are not acceptable by the society.

“We like to hide behind the whole African culture yet still we like certain things. I feel artistes in Ghana should be allowed to explore and do what they are comfortable with,’’.

“Sometimes the media penalises us a lot and we can use that in relation to the late Dancehall artiste Ebony Reigns. They were not very nice with certain things concerning her meanwhile they went behind and enjoyed her music and shows a lot,’’ Eazzy told Lexis Bill on Behind The Fame on Joy FM’s Drive.

She believes the music industry will be better if artistes are supported and not being insulted due to their indecent dressing.

I’M BROKE, I NEED SOMEONE TO SIGN ME – Sista Afia Cries Out

Songstress Francesca Duncan Williams, popularly known in showbiz circles as Sista Afia has called on individuals and top record labels who are financially sound and serious about signing artistes to look her way.

Speaking with Zionfelix on the ‘Uncut’ show recently, the Sista Afia disclosed that ever since she made her big breakthrough in the music industry some years ago, every financial investment in her career is one that has come from the coffers of her family and the proceeds from the songs she has been releasing, a move which has not been easy on her.

The “Conner Conner” singer stressed that she has plans to have a more viable and bigger musical brand than the current one people know her for and as such she requires a lot more investment, which is why she is currently making this call publicly.

Sista Afia was, however, very emphatic that she did not want any individual or record label which will come her way just to waste precious time.

I DON’T REGRET CAMPAIGNING FOR NPP — Actress Bibi Bright

Three years ago, actress Bibi Bright, gave her support to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and actively campaigned for the party to come to power.

Bibi, who is currently the Executive Secretary of the Creative Arts Council, tells Showbiz that she has no regrets giving her vote to the NPP because it is delivering on its promises to Ghanaians.

“From free SHS to trainee nurses’ allowances, road constructions among other projects, I believe the NPP has done so well in these last two years and they need to be applauded. I have no regrets taking that bold step to campaign for them,” she said in an interview with Showbiz on Tuesday.

Bibi Bright was emphatic that she would still campaign for NPP come 2020 so the party could continue its good works.

“Ghanaians needed a change and I am proud I contributed my quota by campaigning heavily for the success of the NPP. In the next four years, if Ghanaians are seeing what I am seeing, the country will be better,” she said.

Some celebrities have suffered the negative effects of doing politics including being shunned and losing jobs but Bibi Bright says she rather had more roles when she campaigned for the NPP.

“Contrary to what happened to some of my colleagues who went out of jobs for campaigning for a political party, I rather got more roles from producers. I was busy shooting movies at different locations and the love shown me from Ghanaians is just amazing.

“I thought of my career and how it was going to be affected but I decided to take a bold step and speak for the masses and I have no regrets doing that. Whenever I support a good cause, I don’t care what happens later and that is what I said to myself when I decided to campaign for the NPP,” she said.

Bibi Bright said the only thing that would make her change her mind about NPP was when the party failed to deliver.

“I will only switch to a new party when the NPP fails to deliver and the next party sounds convincing enough but for now, I am very cool with NPP,” she said.

She has starred in movies such as The New AdabrakaLost In His GloryPromise Beyond among others, Bibi Bright is one of the few actresses who believes the movie industry will bounce back soon.

“His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo -Addo has great interest in our arts and he is investing big time into it. Very soon, Ghanaians will know how Nana Addo loves the arts that he is willing to do whatever it takes to keep it on its toes,” she said.

One of the acts signed on to Zylofon Media owned by embattled businessman, Nana Appiah Mensah, Bibi Bright pleaded with customers of Menzgold, another of Nana Appiah’s outfits, to have patience for the man popularly known as NAM1 because he would pay back their money.

“NAM 1 has been painted black by the media but he is not what people say about him. I know he has good intentions  for Ghanaians and I strongly believe he will pay customers their money because he is a good man,” she added.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

I WAS HEARTBROKEN WHEN PEOPLE TAGGED ME WITH HIV – Moesha Buduong

Actress Moesha Buduong has revealed that one of the attacks which affected her most was claims she was an HIV career after rumors were rife she had slept unprotected with Shatta Wale‘s godfather, one Mr. Aik Livingstone Abani who was also said to be HIV positive in return for a huge cash.

Though she will not confirm or deny if both were in a relationship sparking that wild rumor, she simply revealed to Nana Romeo on Accra FM’s mid-morning that it was one of her low moments even though she was aware the claims were untrue.

In February last month, there were reports on some social media platforms indicating that the man in question allegedly sleeps with young ladies and gives them huge money.

The reports added that the man is an alleged carrier of HIV/AIDS and has been spreading it by having unprotected sex with women who he gives huge sums of money to after the sexual act.

In the report, Moesha was mentioned to have taken hundred thousand cedis from the man the first day she met him.

Reacting to the reports, Moesha expressed shock as to why why people will want to destroy the man because of his success he has chalked in his life.

Subsequently the man personally came out to debunk the claims challenging anyone who holds a contrary view to put it out with evidence or have him to contend with in the law courts.

NO POLITICAL PARTY CAN DO WITHOUT CELEBRITIES – John Dumelo 

Actor John Dumelo has reacted to a statement made by the former deputy general secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress party, Koku Anyidoho concerning the limitations of celebrities in the upcoming political campaigns.

In an interview with Vibes in 5, the award-winning actor said no political party can do without celebrities because they [celebrities] play a major role in every political party campaign.

“Celebrities played a major role in both the NDC and the NPP campaign. I mean NPP went for celebrities NDC went for celebrities and I think to some extent celebrities actually influence the outcome of campaigns. But at the end of the day, I don’t think political parties can do away with celebrities. I don’t think so,” John Dumelo said.

Commenting on Koku’s statement about the party’s position of not engaging fair-weather celebrities and splinter groups in the upcoming general elections ahead of 2020, Dumelo indicated that he personally had not heard any news of the sort but he did a follow up through an associate by making enquiries concerning the exact words that were spoken, by Party member Mr. Koku Anyidoho.

“When I first heard the story I spoke to a colleague who was there and he said no, Koku never mentioned the word celebrities. I think he said strangers.

“I don’t think he necessarily said celebrities. It would be hard for me to comment if I haven’t heard him say or mention celebrities.

“For him, he can define strangers in a different way, so I don’t know what he meant by strangers. Strangers could have been even people in the party NDC that he thought they were strangers or it could even be outsiders that he thought they were strangers,” Dumelo indicated.

In Ghana, celebrity endorsement rises with each passing general election. Their endorsements have reached a height where celebrities now form networks and groups to promote their choice of candidates. Whilst some are on the side of the biggest opposition NDC many others are for the ruling NPP.

The NDC’s Presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama was endorsed by Abeiku Santana, John Dumelo, Mr. Beautiful, Kalsum Sinare, Amanzeba, Bull Dog, Papa Nii, Rex Omar, Belinda Akua Amoah (MzBel), Paapa Yankson and others during the 2016 elections.

On the other hand, individuals like Okraku Mantey, Daddy Lumba, Wisa, Kwabena Kwabena, Sidney, Socrates Sarfo, Matilda Asare, A-Plus, Kwaw Kesse, Cwesi Oteng, Great Ampong, Nana Ampadu, Leo Mensah, Maame Dokono etc. together with groups like Agya Koo agenda 57 for Nana Addo, all solidly behind the NPP’s Nana Akuffo-Addo.

NAM1 TO RETURN TO GHANA BEFORE EASTER?

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of defunct gold dealership firm, Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, popularly known as NAM 1, reportedly returning coming back home soon, possibly before the end of April.

It is however unclear if the embattled CEO will spend Easter in Ghana.

The news of NAM 1’s likely appearance in the country is premised on reports this morning that he has won his court case in Dubai.

The court, which pronounced judgement on Tuesday, 9 April 2019, also ordered Horizon Diamonds, the said company which had issues with the embattled Menzgold CEO, to pay him all outstanding debts.

Head of Communications at Zylofon Media, Samuel Atuobi Baah, popularly known as Sammy Flex, confirmed the reports in an interview with Peacefmonline.com a short while ago.

Yes, i have confirmed reports that Nana Appiah has won the court case in Dubai….it certainly is good news….i cannot exactly say when he will be back in Ghana…he has a few things to put in order…hopefully next week, we might get to know when he is due to arrive…,” he stated.

Background

Nana Appiah has been in the custody of the Dubai authorities since November 2018 over a gold deal that went bad.

He was charged with fraud.

NAM 1 was being held for a misdemeanour charge over a US$23-million deal gone bad. On the 4th of March, 2019, he was granted bail but due to the red alert notice on him, he was rearrested on the instructions of INTERPOL in Dubai.

A Dubai-based businessman reported Mr Mensah for fraud in May 2018. Unaware that he was on the Dubai police’s wanted list, he went to the Emirates with the hope of receiving a huge amount of money due him as a result of his earlier transactions with the Emirati, only to be arrested when he presented his passport to undergo immigration formalities.

Extradition?…Not Possible

The Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, at a press briefing last week, revealed that Nana Appiah Mensah cannot be extradited to Ghana.

According to the CID Boss, NAM 1 can only be brought to Ghana after the completion of his trial in UAE.

There have been several demonstrations by aggrieved customers demanding for the release of locked up investment with Menzgold.

Source: Peacefmonline.com/Ghana