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.

Checkout photos from the games:

photos: MOESHA BODUONG VISITS KIDS WITH AUTISM ON HER BIRTHDAY

Actress/Photo Model, Moesha Boduong celebrated her birthday, showing Ghanaians a far different side of herself.

The actress visited the Hopesetters Autism Center in Tema for a day of fun and mingling with the kids in the school.

The actress, speaking at the event, said that she hopes others in the industry would take the cue and also take time for special needs children.

“I’m happy to be here with these kids, I really appreciate them and I ask God to be their comforter and bless them more,” she said.

“I want to use this opportunity to encourage my colleagues in the industry to remember children with special need. It us make efforts to make their world beautiful with all the love they deserve. I will definitely come here again,” she added.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

photos: THE LATE FRANKY KURI FINALLY LAID TO REST

Franky Kuri, a former student of Holy Child School, Cape Coast and close friend of award winning dancehall icon, Ebony Reigns has finally been laid to rest.

The burial service of late Franky Kuri, Friend of Dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns is currently ongoing today, Saturday March 3, 2018 at Prince of Peace Catholic church in Kwashieman in Accra.

Some personalities present at the burial service includes the late Ebony’s parents, Nana poku Kwarteng and Madam Beatrice Oppong, Renowned International Evangelist, Dr Lawrence Tetteh, actor Fiifi Coleman, Singer Efya and others.

After the burial service, the mortal remains has reportedly been sent to a private ceremony at Achimota in Accra.

Born Francisca Maame Yaa Teboa Nkansah, Franky died in the accident that claimed the lives of Ebony Reigns and Lance Corporal Vondee Atsu Francis on Thursday, February 8 at Nyame Bekyere near Mankranso in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region.

Franky had accompanied Ebony to visit her mother in Sunyani and were returning to Accra when the incident occurred.

Meanwhile, her friend, Ebony Reigns will also be given a final resting place on March 17. Her family has chosen the Independence Square for the final funeral rites of the female dancehall artiste.

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photos: ACTRESS ZYNNELL ZUH GOES SEXY ON VALENTINE’S DAY

As we mourn the tragic loss of Dancehall diva Ebony Reigns, actress Zynnell Zuh has decided to share hot photos to mark Valentine’s Day – the day of love.

In the red-themed shoot, an obvious choice for Val’s Day, the Zylofon Media signee chose the bathroom for her photos wearing lingerie and Zynell added red roses to complement the theme. And she topped it up with a bottle of champagne.

Zynnell shared the sexy pictures on Instagram, describing it as a “Val’s Day Boudoir shoot”

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CHRISTABEL EKEH SHARES NEW TEASING PHOTOS

There is no doubt that Actress Christabel Ekeh loves with exposing her body to the world and she is in the news again for the same reason.

Latest naked photos of actress Christabel Ekeh have surfaced on the Internet again. This would be about the third time in 2018 that Christabel has been in the news concerning her nudity and it is looking like she was to make it her stock in trade.

In 2017, completely nude photos of Christabel Ekeh went viral on the Internet leading to suggestions that hackers could be behind the release of her pictures.

However, she came out to deny, claiming her account was hacked.

Having received a lot of backlash over her nudes, one would have thought the actress would be cautious in that regard but it looks like she is unperturbed.

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Source: NKONKONSA.com