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

PATAPAA PERFORMED TO 16 PEOPLE IN NORWAY NOT 3 – Manager Reveals

Tour manager of Ghanaian Hiplife musician Patapaa identified as Nana Amoako has reacted to claims on social media that ‘One Corner’ hitmaker performed to only 3 people at a concert in Norway few days ago.

The manager has disclosed the actual number of people the musician performed to in Norway and denied the initial reports.

According to Nana Amoako, he was able to count 16 people at the venue including the promoter making it 17 in a 400 capacity auditorium

“Upon entering the event hall I saw sixteen people, I counted, I have everything on my phone, I took footages of everything, the people who were there.

So when I entered and saw sixteen people, including the promoter, making up to 17, I was like wow, this guy is not going to pay us”, he disclosed.

I WILL NEVER DENY MY FUTURE HUSBAND ANAL SEX – Vicky Zugah

Actress Vicky Zugah has said that she won’t hesitate to engage in anal sex with her future husband if that is what it takes to save her marriage.

Vicky, who was speaking about anal sex in marriage on the new season of Purple Room with Akua Amoakowaa on Angel TV, claimed that anal sex plays an important role in saving some marriages.

She will, therefore, gladly give in to her future husband if he demands for it.

The actress, however, denied ever having anal sex in the past despite earlier reports allegeing “she loves anal sex.”

“I have personally never had anal sex before. There was a time I was misconstrued on an interview I granted about anal sex. We were talking about oral sex and the host asked a question about anal sex but I wasn’t smart to know he changed the topic to anal sex and I said yes. So it was all over the place that I said I like anal sex. But before God and man, I have never tried anal sex before,” she revealed.

 “Probably in the future with my husband but I haven’t done it yet. Probably because with you and your husband, you can never say never. People have their different ways to satisfy their sexual desire in marriage. So you can never say never,” she added.

Purple Room is one of the few shows on Ghanaian TV which help viewers solve various issues, including those in marriage.Vicky was on the show on Wednesday with fellow actor Timothy Bentum, who kicked against her stand on anal sex. He said it is not  healthy to engage in anal sex and advised couples to stay away from it.

Source: Peacefmonline.com

NDC TO STOP USING CELEBRITIES FOR CAMPAIGN

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is not going to give any chance to celebrity,  to run its campaigns in 2020 as it happened in 2016.

Mr. Dumelo was one of the right hand men of ex-president John Mahama in 2016 from the entertainment industry. He was seen on nearly every campaign platform with the former President.

And after the former President was ousted, he (Dumelo) was hit with an alleged car stealing scandal. He was alleged to have stolen a V8 Toyota Landcruiser belonging to the state apparently during the transition period.

However, as 2020 approaches and apparently after learning from its 2016 mistakes, the largest opposition party NDC is scheming to brush aside celebrities and use ‘serious’ minded party members who ostensibly understand the dynamics of Ghanaian elections for its campaign.

Former Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho threw the hint over the weekend during the party’s National Cadres Conference held in Koforidua under the theme: “Re-Tracing the spirit of probity and accountability – the role of cadres.”

According to him, the NDC has enjoyed movies and music from the likes of Mzbel, John Dumelo, Mzbel, Tracey Boakye, Mr. Beautiful, Abeiku Santana and other celebrities but will not use them for campaigns again because they seem ‘clueless’ about the party’s history and philosophy.

Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the conference, he noted that “for celebrities, yes, we enjoy their music and movies but never again should we hand over NDC’s campaign to celebrities.”

On the 2016 campaign message, he wondered “what message did we use to campaign, was it a strong message?”

He asked “which people led the campaign in 2016, are we going to use the same tactics while we have cadres, party executives, national executives, yet the campaign was run by people who had no understanding of the party’s philosophy and history?”

He urged that “if they want to be part of the party, they should go and join the branches.”

He stated clearly that cadres, party executives at the regional and national levels would be in charge of campaigns.

Source: Daily Guide

LESBIANS ARE CHASING ME – Rapper Eno Barony Reveals

It is becoming quite unclear what many of these ‘unknown’ lesbians see in Ghanaian celebrities for which reason they keep bugging them with proposals.

After the likes of actress Baby Blanche, musicians OV and Yaa Jackson among other big names have come out to reveal the hell they go through with these people, Eno Barony, one of Ghana’s finest female rappers, has also revealed that these people are disturbing her.

Speaking on the ‘Uncut’ show recently, the talented emcee stated that she sometimes wonders what these people see in her for which reason they even conceive the idea that she is a lesbian. She placed a lot of stress on the fact that her sexual preference is always and will always be with the opposite sex because she is totally straight.

When Zionfelix the host of the show sought her views on the issue of lesbianism in Ghana, even though she is not one, the former 2MG music record label signee disclosed that she feels it is not right. She added that her stance is purely based on her belief as a Christian and a believer in the scriptures which abhors the act.

“AGRICULTURE HAS THE ANSWER TO MOST OF GHANA’S PROBLEMS” – John Dumelo

John Dumelo says a vibrant agricultural sector could quench Ghana’s thirst for imported products and “solve problems”.

The actor, who owns a three-acre cassava farm in the Manya Krobo community in the Eastern Region, in separate tweets, explained why agriculture has the answer to most of Ghana’s problems. He noted that most of the imports to Ghana were agro-based, adding that a vibrant Agric sector could supply Ghanaian factories with the raw materials needed to produce such products.

He posted: “Agriculture has the answer to most of Ghana’s problems. Most of our imports are agro-based. Imagine Ghana having large factories producing rice, meat products, tomato paste etc? There will be no need to import, we will export our surplus. It’s also important to note that these factories should be wholly Ghanaian owned. Change starts with us. Let’s start small in our own way to make agriculture great again!”.

His comments come days after President Akufo-Addo attributed the depreciation of the cedi to Ghanaians tastes for foreign goods. According to the President, if Ghanaians manufactured some of the many products they import and or patronised locally made goods, the local currency’s yearly depreciation will not occur.

“I am thinking that our public discourse should also begin to focus much more on some of the structural problems involved in our currency. Yes, there are moments when you can fall…but there are structural problems we so far, do not articulate loudly enough in my view.

“We live in a country where we are overly dependent on the importation of things for our daily sustenance, things we can produce we continue to import them and at the same time, we don’t generate enough exports.

“That is the issue on the current account, the persistent deficit in our national income statistics on current account. That is what gives rise to the frailty or our currency,” the President said.

He was addressing a delegation from the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) led by their president, Anthony Forson.

AFIA SCHWAR, FELLA MAKAFUI, EFIA ODO, AKUAPIM POLOO, OTHERS WILL TURN PREACHERS – Prophet Reveals

The founder and leader of God’s Crown Chapel, Prophet Oduro popularly known as Eagle Prophet in his latest revelation has named several controversial female entertainers who according to him would start winning souls for the kingdom of God.

Eagle Prophet who was speaking on Kumasi based Abusua FM mentioned actress Nayas 1, Fella Makafui, Afia Schwarzenegger, Akuapim Poloo, Wendy Shay , among others as the female entertainers who will preach the gospel in future. According to him, he prays for these female celebrities anytime he goes on his knees because he wants to see this prophecy come to pass.

He also stressed that Afia Schwarzenegger is one person who will not have an excuse to give when it is time for her to be arrested to do the work of God. Eagle Prophet continued to advise the public not to pray doom for these people he mentioned because it is not their time to die.

To him, they have to fulfil God’s promise so until they repent from their current behavior and win souls for Christ, they are not dying.

I DUMPED MEDIKAL BECAUSE HE CHEATED – Sister Derby Finally Opens Up

Ghanaian musician and television presenter, Deborah Owusu Bonsu popularly known as Sister Derby has finally disclosed in an interview how her relationship with rapper Medikal ended.

According to Sister Derby also known as ‘The African Mermaid’, she broke up with Medikal after she heard rumours about him cheating on her.

“There were rumours of cheating and when I found out I just left. I know people think otherwise but I left.

I don’t see why I should fight for someone who is proving to be otherwise, there is no point. I saw the break up coming so I left”, she disclosed.

Sister Derby also stated that she wrote her hit song ‘Kakalika Love’ in 2018 before she broke up with Medikal. According to her, the song was not a ‘diss’ song as believed by Ghanaians but a way of telling her fans that she was no more in a relationship with Medikal.

“People assume and say it is a diss song, but as an artist, at the beginning of our relationship, I made my fans and the world know that I am dating this person.

As the break up happened its a way to also tell my fans this is the story. I can’t be a coward or hypocrite and stay silent about it. That is a way of telling my story, and there were no insults in it”, Sister Derby added.

COURT TO PASS FINAL JUDGMENT ON ASAMOAH GYAN’S RAPE, SODOMY, & EXTORTION CASE TOMORROW

Accra Circuit Court 9 judge, Ms. Afia Agbanu Kumador, has set Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, to pass judgement on Ghana’s national team (Black star) captain, Asamoah Gyan’s rape, sodomy, and extortion case involving the state and 4 accused persons, namely; Osarfo Anthony (Arts/Entertainment Writer), Chris Handler (Blogger), Sarah Kwablah (Law Student), and Ekow Micah (Musician).

Background Of Case

Daily Guide newspaper, published a story in June, 2015, which alleged that Sarah Kwablah, a 21-year-old student, wants to blackmail Asamoah Gyan with a sex video involving the two parties. The story caught national attention and was met with mixed beliefs and fraught with several conspiracy theories.

Sarah Kwablah’s side of the story, was however not captured in the publication. According to the paper, though they reached out to her via SMS, she failed to respond at the time of going to press.

Just after the publication, Sarah Kwablah approached Osarfo Anthony – then a writer for online media GHbase.com and gave her side of the story, which had it that, Asamoah Gyan raped and sodomized her which was caught on a CCTV in her house, but Daily Guide twisted the narrative of the story as “consensual sex” (video) to favour Gyan.

Sarah furnished Osarfo with all WhatsApp chats between Gyan and her, still pictures of her bloody naked body after the rape and sodomy she sent to Gyan – which alarmed Gyan, making him apologize for what he did, and Gyan’s WhatsApp voice notes in which he can be heard loud and clear, pleading with the girl not to let anyone see or know about what happened between them.

The site (GHbase.com) investigated and published more revelations on the alleged rape and sodomy story.

Asamoah Gyan’s team contacted the site’s Editor, Chris Handler and Osarfo, and pleaded with them to stop the publication.

The same Gyans, later, turned around to accuse Osarfo and 3 others, of conspiring to extort money from Gyan with their publications. Osarfo Anthony, Chris Handler, Sarah Kwablah, and Ekow Micah, were arrested, charged with conspiracy to extort money and arraigned before court.

Court Facts On Trial After 3 Years

The trial, which promised to be over within some few months due to eagerness, assurance, and readiness from Asamoah Gyan’s lawyer and manager to the press – to substantiate their allegation and have the accused ones convicted, has been characterized with shocking and farcical drama in court over the past 3 years.

The first State Prosecutor, ACP Moses Atibilla, relieved himself from the case in strange circumstances; ushering in a Police Prosecutor who also appeared in court for a little over 3 months and handed the case to another State Prosecutor after change of government in 2017.
The current State Prosecutor, Mr. Richard Gyambibi, appeared a few times in court and vanished into thin air without any formal reason to the court. Some police prosecutors in court always held his brief.

The court has thrown out all evidences: chats, SMS, pictures, audio voices, and video, the prosecution tendered against the 4 accused. The evidences were described by defence counsels as fictitious, doctored, and maliciously ‘piece-meal’ to implicate the accused ones. The court, convinced after examining the evidences, struck them all out.

Mr. Mathew Banahene, the landlord whose house Gyan allegedly raped and sodomized Sarah Kwabla (then a tenant), testified just once and stopped going to the court. Mr. Banahene had told the media Sarah Kwablah had pleaded with him to lie to the public he heard her “screaming” when Gyan was raping her, to make her story believable so she extorts money from Gyan and reward him with $ 20,000.

Mr. Banahene fumbled ingloriously in court, conduct, that made the defence counsels respectfully prompt the judge:

“My Lord, humbly take note of his conduct. This is how false witnesses behave in the box.”

Defence counsels, Maurice Ampaw and Apanga Lamtiig, punched holes into Mr. Banahene’s wild testimony during cross-examination, describing it as “concocted.” His mouth was not sealed by the court but he stopped going to court to testify. He discharged himself.

The Police Investigator in the case, Richmond Ayayi, was interdicted from the police service for his involvement in an alleged 60 billion cedis gold theft. Though he claimed in his testimony that he’s still a police officer, he could not provide any evidence of reinstatement under cross-examination – till his mouth was sealed and discharged.

Asamoah Gyan’s manager, Samuel Annim Addo, who is the complainant in the trial, stopped going to the court over a year now. In his testimony to the court, Samuel Annim shockingly confessed that its Gyan’s lawyer, who advised him to implicate Osarfo Anthony.

Asamoah Gyan’s lawyer, Kissi Agyebeng, who was the believed last witness for the prosecution, after telling the judge in open court a year ago that he will be the next witness, has failed to appear in court to testify. He’s currently no more the lawyer for Asamoah Gyan.

Judge Closes Prosecution’s Case

The trial judge, Ms. Afia Agbanu Kumador, having patiently allowed the prosecution to drag the trial unduly for over 3 years, closed the case of the prosecution “suo motu” (on the court’s own authority):

“The Attorney General Officer, Richard Gyambibi, who is in charge of this case is absent; though the court has adjourned several times to enable him come to court to continue prosecuting this matter.

“The PW3 (Landlord) who is in the box, failed to avail himself in court for further cross examination. His evidence is hereby expunged from the records. The court ‘suo motu’ closes the case of the prosecution because despite the substantive prosecutor and the witness having been given several opportunities to come to court to prosecute this matter, they have failed to do so. The case of the prosecution is hereby closed.”

Defence Counsels’ Remarks

All 4 accused, instructed their lawyers to file a submission of no case – which was done, presented, and accepted by the trial judge. According to defence lawyer, Maurice Ampaw;

“All the accused ones did not commit any crime and so this whole trial is a waste of the court’s time, my time, my client’s time, and all who followed this case’s time! Prosecution has not been able to establish any case against any of the accused because the accused ones did not commit the alleged crime in the first place! They are all innocent from day one!

“Prosecutor, complainant, and witnesses have all ran away (laughed)! We were always present in court – daring them to face us! We were fully prepared for this trial but they ran away. I knew they will run away because they have no case.”

He added that, “There’s no need to open any defence. It will be a waste of time for the court and my clients. We want the court to pass judgement based on the submission of no case we submitted. The court accepted it and the judge has written her verdict. The press and all those who want the truth, should be in court to listen to the ruling. Thank you.”

Judge Sets Date For Passing Judgement

Come Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, Accra Circuit Court 9 will see the trial judge, pass verdict for all and sundry to know whether the suspects are guilty or innocent.

Source: Ghanapoliticsonline.com