SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO, 5 OTHER MANAGERS RESIGN FROM TV AFRICA

Barely six months after her appointment as the Chief Operating Officer of TV Africa, Shirley Frimpong Manso has resigned from her post.

Citinewsroom.com has reported that the movie producer quit together with other senior managers of the station. According to the source, the resignation of the managers is borne out of frustration from complaints by workers who have not been paid for a couple of months.

Shirley was appointed to her post to help place the station in the better position in the competitive media market. This was after TV Africa had undergone rebranding of its porgrammes, style and content.

About two years ago, a private financial holding company, the Ideal Groupe, acquired a majority share in TV Africa after 13 years of operation from the old Kwaw Ansah management.

The rebranding process brought on board Ghanaian politician and journalist, Obuobia Darko Opoku, actress Nikki Samonas and Khadijat El- Alawa as morning show hosts.

Actor Ekow Blankson until recently was the Managing Director of the station. Shirley, who has a media background has over 30 films to her credit.

Her company, Sparrow Productions was once the franchise holder of the Miss Ghana beauty Pageant.

SOCCER STAR DIVORCES MISS NIGERIA 2013 & MARRIES MISS NIGERIA 2014

Nigerian Footballer Emmanuel Emenike, who played for Las Palmas last season, is currently married Iheoma Nnadi (Miss Nigeria 2014) after divorcing Ezinne Akudo Anyaoha (Miss Nigeria 2013).

The former Super Eagles attacker walked down the aisle with his heartthrob who is also another beauty queen just like his ex-wife.

Emmanuel Emenike got married to the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2014, Iheoma Nnadi in Lagos on Saturday.

The 31-year-old officially tied knot following his long romance with the former beauty queen.

Two years ago, the former Fenerbahce forward engaged Iheoma who later gave birth to his daughter in August 2017.

Emenike – off an underwhelming loan spell with Las Palmas in the second half of the just concluded season – and his spouse hosted their families, friends, former Super Eagles stars and Nollywood celebrities.

FORMER UN SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN IS DEAD

Former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan is reported dead.

The Ghanaian died at a hospital in Switzerland, Saturday morning August 18, 2018 after short illness, former Deputy Health Minister Dr. Victor Bampoe confirmed it to Joy News. He was 80.

Mr Annan served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006.

Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He is the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.

Annan was born in Kumasi, Annan went on to study economics at Macalester College, international relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva and management at MIT. He joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organization’s Geneva office.

He then went on to work in several capacities at the UN Headquarters including serving as the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping between March 1992 and December 1996.

Annan was appointed as the Secretary-General on 13 December 1996 by the Security Council, and later confirmed by the General Assembly, making him the first officeholder to be elected from the UN staff itself. He was re-elected for a second term in 2001, and was succeeded as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2007.

As the Secretary-General, Annan reformed the UN bureaucracy; worked to combat HIV, especially in Africa; and launched the UN Global Compact.

He has been criticized for not expanding the Security Council and faced calls for resignation after an investigation into the Oil-for-Food Programme.

After leaving the UN, he founded the Kofi Annan Foundation in 2007 to work on international development. In 2012, Annan was the UN–Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, to help find a resolution to the ongoing conflict there.

Annan quit after becoming frustrated with the UN’s lack of progress with regard to conflict resolution. In September 2016, Annan was appointed to lead a UN commission to investigate the Rohingya crisis.

STEP DOWN FOR MAHAMA TO TAKEOVER – Mzbel Tells President Akufo-Addo

Controversial Musician Belinda Nana Akua Amoah better known as MzBel has expressed her disappointment in the president for what she describes as the government’s failure to fulfill its enormous campaign promises made to Ghanaians in the run-up to the 2016 elections.

The staunch supporter of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in her view, believes that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by President Nana Akufo-Addo over the last eighteen months has performed abysmally in delivering service to the nation and has no cause to still be upholding office.

In a trending video, the singer is heard mocking President Akufo-Addo uncommonly known as William and describing him as a misled leader who has displayed gross incompetence in his tenure of office and on that note must resign for former president John Dramani Mahama to come to the rescue of frustrated Ghanaians.

“Misleading president!!!! But bro Willie if you will accept, kindly step down so those misleading you be put to shame and accept that he has been misled so that Mahama can take over,” she said.

“How could the misleaders misled a grown man like that, the misleaders don’t respect at all,’’ Mzbel added.

Her comments come days after reports that the former Energy Minister, Mr. Boakye Agyarko reportedly ‘misled’ President Akufo-Addo into granting executive approval to the novation agreement before it was laid before Parliament.

The sector minister was subsequently dismissed by the President.

The Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin confirmed that his dismissal had “to do with the issue of the controversial AMERI deal.”

But MzBel who seem not to be happy about the development wondered why some ministers and officials at the presidency would mislead the President into consenting to deals that will take a tow on the public purse.

MzBel also cautioned the president Nana Akufo-Addo over the poor state of roads in various parts of the country which has led to various accidents resulting in deaths of commuters in the process.

The ‘Tongues’ singer who in the video indicated that she was on her way to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region sighted her location as one of the areas in the region with devastating road networks that need to be fixed.

“Uncle Willie (Nana Akufo-Addo) I’m on the Kumasi road but the road is not smooth. Uncle Willie is being misled’’.

A few months ago, MzBel in a Facebook post rebuked NDC after executives of the party abandoned her when she sustained injuries in an accident at the La Pleasure Beach while riding a quad motorbike with her friends.

It is however surprising to see her making pronouncements that seem to be touting the former president John Mahama and the opposition NDC for their achievements which the incumbent NPP says was not enough to transform the country economically.

I LIKE BLACK MEN BECAUSE THEY ARE ‘STRONG, LONG AND THICK’ – Nikki Samonas

Ghanaian actress and TV Presenter Nikki Samonas has said she loves to date black men because they are “strong, long and thick.”

“I like a black man, they are very strong, long and thick, yes, they stay longer and spoil you, I like a black man,” she told Nana Ama Mcbrown on Mcbrown’s Kitchen when she appeared as a guest on the cooking show.

The TV host, however, said she was currently in a relationship, which she chose to keep private, and, so asked other men to stay away from her.

“I have a boyfriend, my relationship has been private, I always keep that part of my life very private because I believe that everyone has two sides of life, it’s not everything you make public, so, please I’m not single, I’ve a boyfriend and he is a black man, not a fair black man but a very black man”.

Nikki Samonas has starred in a lot of Ghanaian movies and currently one of three hosts of TV Africa’s morning show, Breakfast Live.

GHANAIAN ACTRESS ELLA MENSAH ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN LAGOS

Ghanaian actress, Ella Mensah was robbed in Festac, Lagos, on her way home from a movie location, on Tuesday evening August 8, 2018.

The actress, who shared the scary incident on her Instagram Story, said she was so afraid for her life as her ”car screen” was broken by the armed robbers who pointed a gun at her.

An iPhone X and an iPhone 7plus were stolen from her. The robbers also made away with all the money she had on her.

Speaking to Nkonkonsa.com from Nigeria, Ella said ” I could’t believe it. I thought they were going to shoot me. Seriously, I thought I was going to die”.

Asked if she was hurt during to robbery, she said “Yes! They hit me with their gun, they hit my right hand with the back of a gun. I am in pain and I am really traumatised”.

Ella confirmed the unfortunate incident on social media:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

I HAVE NOT EMPLOYED ANY STYLIST – Kuami Eugene

Rising Ghanaian musician, Kuami Eugene, has rubbished reports that he has hired the service of a stylist.

According to a report by Ghanacelebrities.com, the musician stated that he is solely responsible for the choice of his clothes.

He explained rumours about the services of a stylist came out when he was spotted at a shop as he purchases new clothes.

We earlier reported rumours circulating to the effect that the ‘Confusion’ hitmaker had contracted the services of Richard Brown, also known as Osebo to assist him with his choice of clothes.

Osebo is alleged to be the father of the baby of ace Ghanaian broadcaster, Nana Aba Anamoah. This was allegedly based on ‘attacks’ on him with respect to his choice of clothes, especially during performances. Speaking on Hitz FM, he stated that “I haven’t hired any stylist.

I just went to a shop to purchase new clothes and pictures came out that I hired a new stylist.”

Source: Yen.com.gh

OBENGFO’S SURGERY GAVE ME BACK MY SELF ESTEEM – Nana Frema

For all those bashing singer and actress, Nana Frema for admitting to undergoing liposuction at Obengfo Hospital, she has one message: She does not really care because that surgery has brought back her confidence in addition to giving her a sexy look.

When Dr Dominic Obeng Andoh, who owns the Obengfo Hospital was arrested over the death of Stacy Offei Darko, Deputy CEO of National Entrepreneurship Innovative Programme(NEIP), Nana Frema was one of those who sang his praises.

According to the Anger singer who did the procedure about a year ago, working on her stomach is one thing she does not regret because of all the benefits that it came with.

“I had a big tummy then and was not comfortable when I went out but after I went to Obengfo for the liposuction, I feel bold, sexy and ok now.

“I remember when I had that big tummy, I would sometimes call off my appearances at programmes because I did not look nice in the outfits I wore.

“It was like this; I will agree to grace an event, get my makeup done, go for my dress and then when I wore it, my tummy would be in my face like that, I looked funny.

“I had to hide myself in big clothes and I lost my self esteem during those days, I didn’t feel beautiful. Today, I can wear anything I want, everything looks good on me, I can go out and not feel ashamed of myself or my body,” Nana Frema told Showbiz.

Formerly a size 18 with a tummy that measured 47, Nana Frema now has a body she loves with a waist measurement of 31, hips 51 and Bust 45.

She disagreed with the assertion that she underwent the surgery because of societal pressure. “Not at all, I did not do it because of the pressures of society. I did it for me, for me to feel good.

“Yes they played a role in it but in the end, it was for me, it was how I felt and how I wanted to feel. Look if something is not well with you as a person, you know, you feel it and that was my situation.

“Due to how I was, I didn’t want to appear in public, I was often depressed and frustrated because I was alone a lot so I must say, my old self cost me a lot,” she stated candidly.

On whether she had faced some stigmatisation since she opened up about the surgery Nana Frema answered in the negative saying “Not at all, I have not suffered anything like that. I have rather received congratulatory messages from people.

“I rather get people telling me they admire my boldness and some even ask me how I did it. They want to know whether it was painful and how they could get theirs done”, she added.

Talking about her music career, Nana Frema said, “it has been great so far, I started about 15 years ago as a backup singer. I have worked with people like Pope Skinny, Obrafuor, Guru etc but I decided to take a bold step on my own after my participation in the first edition of Vodafone Icons and it has been great since then”, she said.

Nana Frema hopes to do more things with her acting and singing career. She has songs like Anger, Love of My Life and the movies Within the Apartment, Apartment 22 and others to her credit.

See Frema’s current photos below:

Source: Graphic Showbiz

I WANT A BIG WEDDING OUTSIDE GHANA – Actress Zynnel Zuh

Actress Lydia Zynnel Zuh has disclosed that it is her biggest wish to have a big wedding in France.

The Zylofon Media signee is optimistic about settling down but cannot tell how soon that engagement will be. But one thing is certain; Zynnel’s day is going to be big.

“I definitely will want a big wedding, maybe a destination wedding as at now it is like 80% destination wedding, 20% having it here in Ghana but one thing I know for sure is I am going to do the traditional here and as for the white wedding, maybe I will do somewhere else,” she said.

When she was asked where she will prefer to have the big day, Zynnel, though, uncertain mentioned France as a likely choice.

“I have a couple in mind, I haven’t decided yet. France is a beautiful country, they have some many beautiful cities so maybe one of the cities in France,” she noted.

Zynnel also talked about her exploits as a law student.

Watch the interview below:

I HAVE NEVER PAID TITHE BEFORE – Mark Okraku Mantey

President of the Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku Mantey, has revealed that he has never paid tithe.

Speaking on Daybreak Hitz with Andy Dosty, Mark Okraku Mantey, noted that his decision was influenced by one Brother Dan Owusu Asiamah of the Church Of Christ.

According to Dan Asiamah, there are scriptures in the Bible that states that the payment of tithe was for a particular era in the bible.

“He even backs his submissions with bible quotations…because I don’t know the bible too well, I will not try…,” he said.

Tithe refers to one-tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a tax for the support of the Church and clergy. It has also proven to be a norm in almost all churches in Ghana.

Individuals take one-tenth of the monthly salaries or income to the church as a sign of obedience to the word of God. It is believed that doing this will cause God to shower his blessings on his people.

Mr Mantey, however, is convinced that some churches don’t use the monies paid as tithe for the work of God. He stressed that some of them still encourage it because of the selfish interests of certain individuals in the church.

“…Let’s find out from those who work in the church whether they benefit from the tithe given in church. They are supposed to be the beneficiaries of that money.

“Why are we saying that we don’t want an eye for an eye because it is in the Old Testament? But as for tithe, we like it because some people are benefiting…,” he said.

Source: Hitz FM