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.

SOCIAL MEDIA TROLLING MAKES ME STRONG – Moesha Boduong

Trolling on social media is gaining prominence every day and no one is spared. And one celebrity, who has consistently been trolled for either her physical attributes, a comment she made or clothes she wore, is actress and socialite, Moesha Buduong.

She has been accused of having a fake body, bleaching among others, but she tells Showbiz she remains unfazed.

“When it comes to social media trolling, I think I will be right to say that I have been trolled more than any female actress in the showbiz industry but I don’t allow that to get to me.

“It makes me strong instead and the reason is simple; if I break down, my dreams will not be accomplished. Again, there is more to come so if I don’t stand strong to face all these, what will I do when I progress ? I have toughened up and I laugh over it whenever I see something like that being done to me.

“I sometimes get friends sending me such messages and comments but we just laugh over them. See, I have my eye on the prize and that is the most important thing for me now.

“I want to go much higher in my acting career and with my philanthropic deeds so these things are just normal to me,” she told Showbiz.

Although she is strong, Moesha admits that she has moments when she feels down. “I am human and cannot say it is not blood that flows through me, I have had my down times where things got to me.

“About four years ago, when things like this happened, I would stay indoors because I did not know the industry I had gotten myself into and did not understand how things operated but with time, I realised cyber bullying and trolling comes with the job,” she said.

She also stressed that trolling was not a good thing and should not be encouraged. “It is not good to do that to people. A lot of people go through depression because of these things.

“It should not be accepted in the world we live in. Words are powerful and can cause a lot of damage if not handled well.

“Just look at what happened during the recent Shatta Wale and Sarkodie ‘beef’; I was mocked for something I knew nothing about. A friend sent a tweet to me and I laughed at it because I am not on Twitter.

“I am also not on Facebook so it was quite interesting that someone had to do that just to make fun of me, but hey, it comes with the job,” she said.

Moesha, who is currently undertaking a women empowerment initiative under her Moesha Foundation, hinted that the foundation was set to enrol six ladies into either make-up or hair dressing training.

“Under my foundation, we are working on taking needy girls off the street. Currently, we have made the girls who are vying for the spots to send in their applications and we are yet to shortlist them,” she disclosed.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

Sad News: MOVIE PRODUCER DANFO B.A. DEAD

Ghanaian movie producer Danfo BA has reportedly passed on.

He died in the early hours of Sunday October 14, 2018 at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

According to a family source who confirmed the unfortunate news to Nkonkonsa.com, Danfo BA has been sick for almost a year now and has been moving from one health facility to the other but he finally gave up the ghost this morning at the Korle-bu teaching hospital in Accra.

He left behind a wife and three children but he adopted a lot of children under his care.

Danfo BA is known for producing the most popular local Akan Ghanaian movie “Kyeiwaa” which run from part one to part fourteen. He later setup a school to give less privileged children opportunity to access quality education.

At the time of filing this report Danfo BA’s best friend Socrate Sarfo and other close relatives were at the the late Danfo BA’s house to express their sympathy.

Keep reading for for more.

“I GIVE THUMBS UP TO LADIES WHO SEND ME THEIR NUDES” – Singer KiDi Reveals

Singer KiDi has disclosed that he recieves nude pictures from countless ladies on frequent  basis.

Lynx Entertainment signee said even though he loves women, he is not a womanizer and acknowledge ladies who DM him their n*kedness.

The ‘Odo’ hit maker disclosed this in an interview with Larkuor Adjartey on Celebrity Chit Chat With Larkuor on Lark TV.

Asked what is the craziest thing a female fan has done to him Kidi said;

“I Think that would be on social media. On my snapchat usually girls have a very spectacular way of saying hi to you and if they say hi and you don’t mind them, they have special way of say hi boldly with their chest”. 

KiDi who calls himself the ‘Gyal dem sugar’ also added that;

“I love ladies who send me their nudes, what can I do I have tried several times to stop them but they keep sending them, So when they do I give them thumbs up, sometimes I reply; keep it up girl you have done well.”

The ‘Odo’ hit maker has carved a niche for himself as the ‘ladies’ man’ and most music fanatics believe this is so because his style of doing music and lyrics appeals more to the ladies.

Others also believe the ‘Say You Love Me’ crooner is simply innocent.

Watch the interview below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

“MY MAN MUST BE HARDWORKING, DECENT, GOD-FEARING & RICH”- MzVee

Beautiful Ghanaian Singer MzVee has revealed the qualities of the kind of man she would love to settle down with.

The “I Don’t Know” hitmaker in a latest interview with TV Africa was so blunt on her type of man. In quite a hearty and soothing session, Larry inquired about the beautiful Singer’s choice of a man she would love to marry.

MzVee stated some good qualities she would want to have in a man she would want to settle down with but was keen on a man who is rich and has the money to take care of her.

It’s not so common to have a young Ghanaian lady on live TV saying such, so it’s quite a shocking revelation to many.

The host asked her “What is your kind of man” and she replied “Hardworking, decent, God-fearing and should have that money” .

MzVees latest release “Bend Down” featuring her label mate, Kuami Eugene is currently trending at Number 5 with almost 500,000 views on Youtube and still counting.

Watch “Bend Down” video below:


Source: NKONKONSA.com