23 TEAMS QUALIFY FOR SEMI-FINALS IN CLUB BEER’S 5ON5 AMATEUR FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Club Beer’s 5on5 tournament for both male and female amateur football players has completed its regional qualifiers with a series of matches held simultaneously across the country.

In the male category, Addy Stars, Ermar FC, Lucky Stars, Boys Boys, and Beach Stars emerged winners in the Greater Accra Region, while Ohene Ba, Andrews Team, and Evens Team topped in the Ashanti Region.

Other male teams that made it to the semi-finals include Friends of Gatosa, Rehoboth, Igbo Club, A Team, Super Stars, Snokca FC, Chelsea FC, 5-Stars, and  Dream Chasers respectively from other regions.

Qualifying teams for the female category are Wisdom Ladies and Bishop Ladies, Greater Accra Region; Upper Queens, Upper West Region; Giggles, Do the Do, and Bela 5.

Speaking at the regional qualifiers at Dansoman, Accra, ABL’s Head of Marketing, Ms. Ewurafua Addo-Atuah, remarked that ‘we received more than 1,000 entries from amateur teams across the country and have been playing knock-out matches at local community levels, with the winners battling it out at the regional qualifiers”.

The 23 teams will play at the semi-finals on Sunday, 19th May, 2019 at the Zulka Sports Arena, Dansoman from 12pm where four (4) teams per category will be selected to participate in the ultimate showdown for a chance to be crowned national amateur champions on the 26th of May.

Ms. Addo-Atuah said “the tournament has so far been thrilling, and contributed tremendously to CLUB’s exceptional legacy as Ghana’s quintessential, and number one selling beer”.

CLUB 5on5 Amateur Football Tournament

The CLUB 5on5 Amateur Football Tournament was launched on 11th March, 2019 as part of a continental football gala across eight other African countries in the Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev) family.

The winning teams from Ghana will represent the country in a tournament in Tanzania in June 2019, with the Africa winners eventually travelling to Europe for the ultimate football experience.

 

photos: SALMA FEEDS PROJECT TAKES OFF IN ACCRA

Ghanaian actress, Salma Mumin has decided to embark on a project called  ‘Salma Feeds’ which aims at feeding children around the country.

The first exercise for Salma Feeds happened on Easter Sunday, 21st April 2019 and saw the actress feed over a 1000 children at Jamestown in Accra.

The move by the Ghanaian actress is to help eradicate hunger to help make lives better for millions of people, starting with the children.

The next project will be December 14th which also happens to be the actress’s birthday.

The plan is to feed over 2,000 children in December and with this, she is calling on companies and individuals to support.

The best start in life is critical in a child’s first few years, not only for survival but to his/her physical, intellectual and emotional development. So these deprivations greatly hamper children’s ability to achieve their full potential, contributing to a society’s cycle of endless poverty and hunger.

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photos: VIMBAI MUTINHIRI HOLDS SOFT LAUNCH FOR HER DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT PORTAL

Friday afternoon in Lagos, TV Host and Producer, Vimbai Mutinhiri, held an exclusive soft launch for her digital empowerment portal for young African women, thevimbai.com.

It was a fun-filled time of sisterhood, bonding, and honest conversations about issues and hot topics that are directly impacting the mindset and welfare of African women of this generation, such as regulations around skin lightening products and alleviating ‘period poverty’.

Guests present had the opportunity to share their unique perspectives in a safe, non-judgmental space. Vimbai highlighted how the platform was created for conversations such as these to continue online, in video series exclusive to the platform such as ‘In Her Shoes’.

During the event, all the fabulous ladies present enjoyed spa treatments provided by Oriki Spa, while sipping on Boschendal Wines, and feasting on delectable finger foods.

The eclectic guests in attendance included: Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Michelle Dede, Fade Ogunro, Mimi Onalaja, Tomike Alayande, Valerie Ike, Taje Prest, Olamide Olanrewaju, Yetty D, and more.

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photos: DR. OSEI KWAME DESPITE CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY WITH MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR MANSION

CEO of Despite Group of Companies, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite celebrated his birthday on Saturday February 2019 and he marked his birthday with a his plush multi-million dollar mansion in Accra.

The successful businessman is one of the richest men in Ghana at the moment, but rarely flaunt his riches. The mansion is also filled with countless luxurious and vintage cars.

As the owner of Peace FM, Okay FM, UTV, Neat FM, Peacefmonline.com and many other established businesses, Dr. Kwame Despite is definitely not short on dollar notes.

Few personalities present at Despite’s mansion during his birthday included his son, Kennedy Osei who is currently the General Manager of Despite Media, Managing Director Fadda Dickson, his friend Dr. Ofori Sarpong, Broadcaster/Businessman Abeiku Santana, among others.

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photos: JACKIE APPIAH, ADEKUNLE GOLD & OTHERS EXPERIENCE FREE STATES & GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA

There is something about South Africa that makes each experience worth the trip… the scenic beauty of its landscape, the ever welcoming people, their rich cultural heritage and the variety of wines and cuisines. Best believe it is the perfect holiday destination. Need extra proof?

South African Tourism in partnership with Inifinix Nigeria hosted, Nigerian Singer, Adekunle Gold, Nigerian TV Presenter and Influencer, Stephanie Coker, Ghanaian Actor and Actresses, Joselyn Dumas and Jackie Appiah, Mawuli Gavor critically acclaimed Nigerian Filmmaker, Kemi Adetiba, Bloggers and OAPs from Nigeria and Ghana, Tosin Ajibade, Noble Ezeala, Ono Bello, Ameyaw Debrah, Osi , Kemi Smallz, Lexis Bill, Eugune Osafo-Nkansah, and Francis Doku and Media Guru, Colette Otutesho on a 10 day trip to explore the offerings of South Africa.

One thing you are sure to experience in South Africa is luxurious accommodation with views that just starts your days right. From the Drakensberg Sun Resort in Drakensberg with the mountain views to Protea Hotels in Clarens with the swimming pools and the Davinci Hotel in Nelson Mandela Square – J’Burg which is perfect for shopping.

In South Africa – there’s something for everyone, you can relax, stay in beautiful properties, as well as experience wines and cuisines that will leave you coming back to South Africa again and again.

With South Africa only 6 hours away, the group arrived Johannesburg and set off on a road trip to ‘home’ for the next few days; Drakensberg Sun Resort. With fresh mountain air and awestruck views, the resort is situated high in the dramatic landscapes of Drakensberg also known as ‘the dragon mountain’.

After time spent on a plane and on a bus, rejuvenating spa sessions with complimentary drinks at the Champagne Sport Resorts was the perfect welcome to kickstart the vacay. After the pampering, came the food; the in-house cuisine at the Drakensberg Sun Resort was absolutely amazing and quintessentially South African.

What better way to take in the awe-inspiring and truly magnificent landscape of Drakensberg than going on a horse ride through the area. The group was definitely excited about the horse-back riding experience and was even more thrilled to go on a canoe ride on the Drakensberg’s lake.

Next stop for the group; Cathedral Peak Wine Estate. A must do when in South Africa is wine tasting, and when in Drakensberg, a must visit is the Cathedral Peak Wine Estate – the vineyards of this wine estate is simply magnificent, and the view is even more magical. The group got to sample some of the best of South African wine served with cheese and grapes over happy talks and bonding. For Adekunle Gold and Stephanie Coker, the wine tasting was the highlight of their trip.

This year being the Centenary of Nelson Mandela, the group took a long walk on the path to freedom as they visited the Nelson Mandela Capture Site. In 1952, Nelson Mandela was apprehended for his anti-Apartheid activism acts and a cultural and historical exhibition was set up at the site in his honor. The sculpture at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site comprises of 50 steel columns that were laser cut to form an image of Mandela when viewed at the correct angle. The walk to the capture site was a monumental moment for the group as they got a deeper insight on the fight of Mandela for the freedom of the people of South Africa.

Ready for another road trip, the group was back on the tour bus and it was goodbye Drakensberg and hello! Clarens.  The small town of Clarens – just a 3 to 4 hours drive from Johannesburg- is situated at the foothill of the magnificent Maloti Mountian. Clarens welcomed the guests with beautiful sun kisses, and something to get the blood pumping – Quad Biking and Zip Lining at Clarens Xtreme. Dear adrenaline lovers, this has got to be your first stop when you visit Clarens and the best part of it is you do not have to break a bank. Most activities are as little as a half-/full day R250/350.

From a time of adventure, to a time with the people of the Basotho Cultural Village. The Basotho Cultural Village, located at the foot of huge sand stone mountains would take you through time, highlighting the lifestyle of the people of South Sotho from the 16thcentury to the present. The group was welcomed into the “khotla”, the gathering place of men and had a sip of the traditional beer offered as a gesture of the Basotho hospitality.

Ready to explore more, the crew hit the beautiful streets of Soweto, where Adekunle Gold couldn’t help but beatbox to the music of one of the locals… music is a universal and no matter your country, the music always unites us all. Next stop was the Mandela House, also known as the Nelson Mandela National Museum. The Mandela family’s four-roomed Soweto home houses various memorabilia, artworks, awards and honorary doctorate conferred on Nelson Mandela and his family, as well as photographs of the family dating back to the 1950s.

Mandela had lived here from 1946 to 1962, and the now museum houses the history on the life of Mandela featuring his works on promoting human rights, democracy, reconciliation, mutual respect and tolerance amongst the people of South Africa. The group couldn’t help but feel the spirit of Mandela still lived on.

photos: BEYONCE, JAY-Z, OPRAH,TYLER PERRY, PHARRELL OTHERS AT GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL 2018 CONCERT

The first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa was a mixture of magical and emotional moment at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg South Africa on Sunday December 2, 2018.

 Trevor Noah hosted the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 with co-hosts Naomi Campbell, Dave Chappelle,  Danai Gurira, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Nomzamo Mbatha, Tyler Perry, and Anele Mdoda.

Oprah Winfrey introduced Sir Bob Geldof who delivered a special keynote address at the Festival remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy.

Other leaders who addressed the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 include South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, who both serve as co-chairs of the UN Secretary General’s Advocacy Group for the Sustainable Development Goals, President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana,  President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, chair of the African Union; President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.

Others included His Excellency Benedict Bengioushuye Ayade, Governor of Cross River State, Nigeria; Mrs. Graca Machel, UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate; The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth; Dr. Jim Kim, President of the World Bank; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women; Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The rest were Director-General of the World Health Organization, Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Gilbert F. Houngbo,President of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development, David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, Board Director of The Power of Nutrition, and Peter Sands, Executive Director of the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 was presented and hosted by The Motsepe Foundation, with major partners, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Coca Cola SA, Big Concerts, Harmony, House of Mandela, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers, Eldridge Industries, and Associate Partners, HP and Microsoft.

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performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
poses backstage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

 

photos: MEET THE FINAL 10 MISS MALAIKA CONTESTANTS

Congratulations to our top 10 delegates… Who becomes Miss Malaika Ghana 2018?

Introducing –

Delegate number 1- Anne

Delegate number 2 – Rosetta

Delegate number 3 – Afia

Delegate number 4 – Gesa

Delegate number 5 – Evelyn

Delegate number 6 – Jennifer

Delegate number 7 – Mariam

Delegate number 8 – Ambraya

Delegate number 9 – Dela

Delegate number 10 – Gloria

Grand finale 3rd November…

National Theatre…

GHc100…

8pm …

PERFORMING

Kuami Eugene <> Kidi <> MzVee <> Wendy Shay

#malaika2018

photos: ACTRESS BIBI BRIGHT MARRIES!

Actress and movie producer Bibi Bright is finally off the market.

The Zylofon Media actress tied the knot to Akwesi Boateng at a private ceremony. Bright and Akwasi Boateng tied the knot on Saturday, July 14 2018 in Accra with several stars, family, friends, and fans showing up to support the them.

Moesha Boduong, social media comedienne Maame Esi Forson, Zynnell Zuh, James Gardiner, Toosweet Annan, Peter Richie, Quin Rozzy (Nana Appiah Mensah’s wife), Salma Mumin, A-Plus, Maxwell Mensah (Nana Ama McBrown;s husband), Gloria Osei Sarfo and many other public figures were at the traditional wedding ceremony to throw their weight behind their friend and colleague.

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photos: KOFI ADJORLOLO CELEBRATES 63rd BIRTHDAY

Actor Kofi Adjorlolo marked his 63rd birthday on Friday by celebrating with colleagues in the industry. 

A party was held in his honour at the Tambec Food Court in East Legon with a host of stars including Nana Ama McBrown, Kalybos, Prince David-Osei and Kalsoume Senare in attendance.

Kofi Adjorlolo celebrates birthday Kofi Adjorlolo’s 21-year-old girlfriend, Nikita Stephens, was also by his side all through the night as he celebrated his birthday.

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Photos by: SwaggofAfrica

NORTH HILLS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL HOLDS SPORTS DAY

A showcase of sporting activities by North Hills International School has taken place at the Lizzy Sports complex as part of the school’s maiden annual sport day celebration.

Four teams (Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue) participated in over eleven different games including tug-of-war, rugby, swimming, athletics, soccer, sack race, table tennis, dance and rap competition to the admiration of their colleagues, teachers, and parents.

Team Green, at the end of the entire games, emerged the overall winning team – winning seven games out of the 15 games participated. Second position was occupied by Team Red – winning six games out the 15 games. Team Yellow and Team Blue placed third and fourth respectively.Ms. Emma Colemann, Head teacher of North Hills International School, said “the school is really excited to be able to offer this range of activities to celebrate the annual sports day. I’d like to thank all the students, parents, and teachers who have so enthusiastically joined in to support it.”

According to her, the sports day was aimed at developing a sense of friendliness among the children and developing their team spirit. “It helps children develop mental and physical toughness,” said Ms. Colemann.

North Hills International School is a new ultra-modern school situated at North Legon in Accra. The school prides itself on offering supportive learning environment and quality teaching.

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