VICTORIA LEBENE APPOINTED UN YOUTH GHANA SECRETARY-GENERAL

Actress Victoria Lebene Mekpah has been appointed as the affirming new United Nations Youth Ghana, Secretary-General.

Victoria together with other new executive members, new patrons and new UN Youth Ghana – Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) ambassadors were officially sworn-in to office at a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affair in Accra.

Actress Lebene who is also a Journalist at GH One Television expressed her excitement and detailed her responsibilities.  

“I am elated not because of the position appointed me, but my call to play a role in serving humanity keeps affirming. The Youth must be more involving in decision making and must be engaged with dialoguing, to play key roles in ensuring safety, peace and security. The resolution 2250 has been approved and targets the youth acting now with the SDG goals, in fighting against climate change, poverty, migration, and other threats and challenges facing them and their surroundings. All these are meant to be by 2030 and we can only come together as individual volunteers, passive citizens to meet the target. Being a representative of the UN Body, the UN Youth, I will continue to use my expertise as a development communicator, humanitarian and journalist along with other executives and volunteers, to execute tasks that seeks to resolve all the problems Nations face today and promote a sustainable development”. 

UN Youth Ghana also swore-in Madam Lilian Sally Addo as the New Country Head. Other executives that were also sworn in are; Mr. Daniel Afari – Special Advisor to the Country Head, Mirriam Lotsu – Head of Protocol, Joseph Bright Sackey – Head of Volunteers, and Emmanuel Abu as the Head of Events.

The new patrons are: Arch Bishop Daniel Antwi Boasiako – Head Patron, Ambassador Nancy Quartey Sam – Deputy Head Patron, Princess Ocansey, Abena Pokuah Amoah Boitey, Nana Amma Serwaa Bonsu, Joseph Anyim Prempeh, Janet Edna Nyame, Edward Osei ESQ, Abdul Latif Abubakar, Samsung Annor and Edinam Atatsi. 

UN YOUTH Ghana also took advantage to officially swear in 15 SDG Ambassadors that have been tasked to push the Sustainable Development Goals. UN YOUTH GHANA was founded in accordance to resolution 2250 of the United Nations unanimously adopted on youth, peace and security. This recognizes the voice of the youth to be part of decision making at all levels.

UN YOUTH in all countries works with their foreign ministry, youth ministry and the United Nations Associations.

It is meant for the establishment of recreational and innovations centre for the Youth, Community Health Facilities, Amusement Park, etc. which will promote the Roles of SDG Goals in Ghana and serve as an equal medium to achieve the SDG Goals in Africa and to promote Peace through Talents, Arts and Entertainment.

The UN Youth organisation is targeting a large number of youth groups needing particular and specific interventions. These include tertiary and Senior High School students, unemployed youth, young men and women, youth on drugs & alcohol, youth from different racial groups, etc.

From the description of Youth from United Nations perspective with a global population of over 1.8 billion people, the youth are the world’s greatest untapped resource, possessing the talents and ambition to overcome society’s biggest challenges. In order to achieve the 2030 Agenda, it is imperative to engage youth as beneficiaries, stakeholders, and leaders in the global movement for inclusive and sustainable development.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

WHY FLY BUSINESS CLASS WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE A SINGLE PIECE OF LAND? – Tracey Boakye Asks

Ghanaian actress and movie producer, Tracey Boakye said she just cannot understand why someone who doesn’t own a piece of land, decide to fly business class.

Though Tracey Boakye is a hardworking actress and film producer, a section of Ghanaians still question the source of her enormous wealth. Tracey, who is unperturbed by petty criticisms from people, keeps expanding her business empire and has even hinted, on social media, of building another mansion for herself after she completes the final premiere of ‘Baby Mama’ in Sunyani.

According to the post, Tracey Boakye shared on social media, there is no sense in flying business class when one does not even own a piece of land. She further stated that people should not talk ‘bullshit’ about her when they see her building another mansion for herself and that she is saving all her ‘business class’ money to build her future.

Her post reads;

“People are traveling business class, whiles they don’t even have a piece of land, if you see me building another house, don’t say shit!! Im saving business class money to build my future. Yoo”.

Tracey is currently trending on all social media platforms due to the successful premieres of her 14th movie, ‘Baby Mama’, under her own production house – Shakira Movie Production, in Kumasi and Accra.

The movie, ‘Baby Mama’, which is yet to be premiered in Sunyani at the Eusbett Cinema is receiving positives reviews from both entertainment critics and movie lovers in Ghana.

I ONCE REFUSED TO KISS AN ACTRESS ON SET BECAUSE OF HER BAD BREATH – Actor Prince David Osei Reveals

Ghanaian Actor and Producer, Prince David Osei has shared an unpleasant story of how he intensionally refused to kiss an actress on set because of her extreme bad breath.

According to him, he refused to kiss an actress while on set because she had a very bad mouth odor. The actor revealed that the lady’s mouth smelled like a manhole. Prince David Osei added that he prompted the director and told him that he had a bleeding gum and cannot kiss the lady.

“We are all doing creative work so you can’t have a bad mouth and body odor and come closer to me. It’s my health so I won’t do it, I will prompt the director and tell him I have a bleeding gum. I did it to some girl on set. Her mouth was smelling so bad like manhole and told the director that I won’t kiss her. It was smelling so bad. I got close to her during the rehearsal and her breathe alone was so bad so I decided not to kiss her”, Prince David Osei revealed.

The ‘ladies man’ also indicated that he is very particular about such romantic scenes due to this unfortunate incident. He also noted that he has never been aroused on set.

SARKODIE IS A HYPOCRITE AND TOO FULL OF HIMSELF – Shatta Wale Vents

Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has called out his friend Rapper Sarkodie very hush words during a live radio interview this morning on Zylofon FM in Accra.

The “Gringo” hitmaker has discribed Sarkodie as a hypocrite after he(Sarkodie) sent him a congratulatory message to him via Twitter for collaborating with American Singer/Actress Beyoncé on her much anticipated  latest “Zions King: The Gift” album.

Shatta Wale early Wednesday morning on Zylofon 102.1FM described Obidi as a hypocrite. Explaining why he did not retweet Sarkodie’s congratulatory message to him, the SM4LYF boss told Sammy Flex, host of the morning entertainment show that the tweet from Sark was not from his heart.

According to him, Sarkodie has been acting as a boss towards him and that is an attitude he hates.

“Sarkodie has become too known. He was recently on Hitz FM and he was trying to pose big to me. I don’t pose big to people. Music is not about your dress and it’s not about how you speak”, Shatta said.  

He continued and explained why he did wish Sarkodie happy birth  “I don’t want hypocrites around me. Sarkodie has always been a hypocrite. I didn’t wish him on his birthday. He think he can tweet about my collabo and make people say he’s a matured person. I won’t retweet his tweet. He can say that message but I know deep down within him it wasn’t a real tweet.”.

Shatta Wale and Sarkodie have being very good friends in the past and done number monster hit collaborations and performed together on countless stages both in and outside Ghana but they have been on loggerheads for sometime now with each of them claiming supremacy over the other.

As at the time of filing this report, Rapper Sarkodie hadn’t reacted to Shatta Wale strong words against him yet.

Source: NKONKONSA.com   

 

SOUTH AFRICA NOW VISA FREE TO GHANAIANS

South Africa is now a visa-free travel destination for Ghanaians.

The Deputy Commissioner of South Africa to Ghana, H.E T. Madumane has confirmed South Africa’s decision to grant Ghana and other countries a visa free status.

He says the intention or decision to settle on Ghana among some few countries to waive off visa is to promote intra-Africa Trade and Tourism in Africa and also help make Ghana entrepreneurs who want to do business in South Africa go there with ease.

Speaking in an interview with host of Okay FM’s ‘Ekwanso Dwoodwoo’, Abeiku Aggrey Santana, he explained that there will be diplomatic negotiations between the two countries to stipulate all relevant issues regarding the agreement as to when it will manifest and who qualifies to benefit etc.

Ghana was added to the list of seven countries whose citizens would be allowed to enter South Africa visa-free.

The decision to add Ghana to the list was taken by South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs, following an announcement in September 2018 that South Africa was finalising a number of visa waiver arrangements with other nations.

South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, said in a statement that citizens of the seven countries are able to enter South Africa without a visa. The Minister believed tourism in South Africa would soar as the country relaxes it visa requirements.

He added that out of the 193 countries who are member states of the United Nations, the Department has granted visa-free status to 75 nations. Of these, he says, 16 were in on the African continent and were SADC members and 59 were from around the world.

Meanwhile, Ghana has accordingly executed agreements on mutual visa exemption with additional 20 countries across the world.

Out of the 21 countries, the mutual exemptions are to cover holders of diplomatic and service passports traveling to eight countries. The rest of the 13 countries are expected to cover holders of all passports.

Official correspondent of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration dated June 26, 2019, and sighted by DGN Online, mentioned the 21 nations as Barbados, Brazil, China, Cuba, Germany, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sudan, Turkey, Kenya. The rest included Lesotho, Namibia, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Jamaica and Rwanda.

 

I HAVE A THING FOR REAL GOD FEARING MEN – Actress Yvonne Nelson Reveals

Award-winning Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson has disclosed the kind of men she prefers.

In a post on Twitter, the mother of one revealed that she has a thing for real God-fearing men.

The actresses preference when it comes to men is no longer a secret as she has revealed it.

It is now clear that the actress will no longer be romantically involved with men who are not religious.

She Tweeted;

“I have a THING for REAL God-fearing men! ”
Aside Yvonne Nelson is a very outspoken political critic and social activist. She is credited to have a nationwide end Dumsor demonstration #DumorMustStop against the Mahama administration. She has also criticised some policies by the current Nana Addo led administration.

Social Media is her biggest platform she uses to express herself.

GHANAIAN ACTOR ABRAHAM ATTAH TO STAR IN RAPPER BIRDMAN’S HOLLYWOOD FILM

American rapper Birdman will executive produce ‘Tazmanian Devil’, a coming-of-age film based on a Nigerian immigrant.

Nollywood movies will be the debut feature from Nigerian-American filmmaker, Solomon Onita Jr.

With Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah from the ‘Beast of No Nation’ playing the lead role, Benny Boom of Groundwurk Studios, will also partner as executive producer on the project.

Speaking on the project, Benny Boom said, “I have been creating visuals for Cash Money artists for decades, and I am excited about this next phase of our collaboration.

“Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams has supported me since my first years directing, and this joint venture is a natural business and creative transition – the first of many.”

‘Tazmanian Devil’ follows Dayo, a 19-year-old immigrant (Attah) who, after moving to the US, struggles to bond with his estranged father, who abandoned his family to become a missionary.

When he joins a college fraternity, he is challenged by his father, leaving him in search of his own moral ground.

Abraham Attah will be joined by Adepero Oduye (Pariah, When They See Us), who plays his mother and Nater Guma Mbaho Mwime (Queen of Katwe, The Chi), who plays his deeply religious father.

No official release date has been revealed, but the film is currently at post-production stage.

Source: Vanguardngr.com

SHATTA WALE AND STONEBWOY’S PEACE WILL NOT LAST – Pope Skinny

The former right-hand man of Shatta Wale, Pope Skinny has reacted to the peace and unity established between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy yesterday, 30th May 2019.

According to Pope Skinny, the supposed peace found between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy will never last as Ghanaians are hoping it does for the interest of the music industry.

Pope Skinny claims that they were just posing for the camera but he knows for a fact that it won’t last. He further blamed Ghanaians for being hypocrites about the Shatta Wale-Stonebwoy peace.

Interestingly, Pope Skinny claims everyone who is smart like him knows that Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy are faking and their peace won’t last

Pope Skinny posted:

“If you are smart like me, you will know that this peace will not last. Hypocrisy Nkuaa Ghana. Posing for the camera. Peace.”

POLICE REVEALS IDENTITY OF PRIME SUSPECT IN DEATH OF CHRIS ATTOH’S WIFE

Police have released a sketch of the suspected killer of Chris Attoh’s wife in a Greenbelt, Maryland parking lot.

44-year-old Bettie Jenifer was shot dead in front of about 10 witnesses on May 10 as she walked from the employment agency she owned. Greenbelt police said a gunman chased her down the parking lot, shot her in front of witnesses and ran off.

Our investigators do not believe this was random,” police department spokesman George Mathews told The Associated Press at the time. “It was very brazen – it happened in broad daylight in front of multiple witnesses.”

The police released the sketch on Friday, but they haven’t named a suspect or a motive yet.

After her murder, it was revealed that Jenifer was married to two men, Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh, 39, and Kedrick Jenifer, a drug lord in Baltimore.

Mr. Kedrick has been serving a 20-year sentence for distributing at least 450 kilograms of cocaine in Baltimore and Virginia.

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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.