FORMER MUSIGA PRESIDENT OBOUR LOSES FATHER TO CORONAVIRUS

The father of Ghanaian Musician and former president of the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGHA), Bice Osei Kuffour aka Obour, has died at the Ridge Hospital in Accra after reportedly catching the deadly coronavirus.

Obour In a statement released shortly after his father’s demise, Obour said his father, Nana Osei Boansi Kuffuor passed away after doctors said “he is likely to be a confirmed Covid-19”.

The statement added, “Nana returned from UK on 19th March after his yearly visit to the family. Upon his return he was fine but began coughing on Sunday 22nd.

“We arranged for his blood sample to be tested and he tested positive for malaria.

“We began treatment for malaria but his condition got worse. We arranged to bring him to Accra to be tested for Covid 19 at Ridge Hospital on Wednesday. They informed us that his report will be ready on Friday but we should keep him in quarantine which we did”.

Below is Obour’s full statement

With sadness and a heavy heart I announce the death of Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour my biological father.

Nana returned from UK on 19th March after his yearly visit to the family. Upon his return he was fine but began coughing on Sunday 22nd.

We arranged for his blood sample to be tested and he tested positive for malaria.

We began treatment for malaria but his condition got worse. We arranged to bring him to Accra to be tested for Covid 19 at Ridge Hospital on Wednesday. They informed us that his report will be ready on Friday but we should keep him in quarantine which we did.

On Thursday night he had extreme difficulty with breathing so we called the Ambulance service and informed them of his condition. We told them the patient has tested for COVID 19 and awaiting his results so they should come along with appropriate apparel.

The ambulance team took him to Ridge Hospital around 11pm on Thursday March 26. We informed the health team at Ridge of his condition and also informed them he had earlier taken a test for Covid and awaiting results.

Late this afternoon , the Drs informed us that he is likely to be a confirmed Covid case and as such we should take steps to do a contact trace and quarantine ourselves. Sadly he passed on this evening.

These are the true facts about my fathers demise.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

COURT ORDERS FOR THE ARREST OF AFIA SCHWARZENEGGER’S FORMER HUSBAND

An Accra Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Lawrence Abrokwa, the former husband of Afia Schwarzenegger for failing to appear before it.

The court presided over by Mrs. Justice Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, a High Court judge siting as an additional Circuit court judge, was expected to deliver its judgement today in the case in which Abrokwa was being held on two counts of domestic violence to wit emotional, verbal and psychological abuse, threat of harm, assault, publication of obscene material, carrying offensive weapon, causing unlawful damage and stealing.

Abrokwa at the last sitting failed to appear in court and the trial judge adjourned the matter to Monday March 23, 2020. When the case was called on Monday, the accused’s counsel told the court that he has made several calls to the accused but to no avail.

The court therefore issued a bench warrant for his arrest and adjourned the matter to April 1. Sergeant Opoku Aniagyei held the brief of the Prosecuting officer, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire. The accused had pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of GH¢20,000.00 bail with three sureties, who should be gainfully employed.

The Prosecution had earlier told the Court that the complainant, Afia Schwarzenegger, and Abrokwa were legally married and lived together at Dome Pillar Two, a suburb of Accra, in the house of the complainant. According to the Prosecution, about three weeks before the domestic incident, Abrokwa packed his things and left the house for Dansoman, following persistent misunderstanding between them.

He said on August 29, 2017, Abrokwa was informed by their house help, one Afia Nyamekye, there is a male visitor with her mistress who would be spending the night with her. The Prosecution said based on this information, Abrokwa armed himself with a kitchen knife and a bottle containing some liquid purported to be acid.

The prosecution said Abrokwa proceeded to the house of the complainant, scaled the wall and entered the compound. He said the accused found a strange private car, which he believed belongs to the visitor parked on the compound, deflated two tyres of the said car, and entered the house through the back door, with the assistance of the house help.

He said the accused entered the bedroom with his mobile phone and forced the bedroom door opened and found Afia and her male visitor naked in bed. The Prosecution said Abrokwa threatened them to stay put as he had found them for him to video them, or else he would pour acid on them to cause harm to their bodies.

Prosecution said the male visitor managed to escape during the confrontation, but Afia was prevented by Abrokwa, who ordered her to go on her knees, to declare herself as a prostitute, while he held the bottle of the alleged acid in his hand.

He said Afia obliged to his instructions, while Abrokwa continued his video filming of the complainant in her nudity amidst pleas from her to stop.

The Prosecution said in the process, Abrokwa assaulted Afia and chased her out of the house. He said Afia escaped to a neighbour, who eventually clothed her. The Prosecution said the accused then transmitted the nude videos of his wife to his second mobile phone before reporting the matter to the Police with all the items belonging to the visitor and the first phone used for the video.

He said when the complainant went to the house later, she alleged that her bedside drawer had been forced opened and 2,000 dollars and 500 pounds had been taken by the accused. He said the complainant reported the matter to the Police and Abrokwa was arrested, cautioned and granted bail later.

According to Prosecution, whilst the case was being investigated, Abrokwa transmitted the video from his phone to Afia’s father on his phone on September 1, 2017. He said the video, however, went viral on social media and the bottle containing the said acid was sent to the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) for examination.

He said on September 13, 2017, the Police received a report from the GSA that the content in the bottle was water and not acid.

STONEBWOY TO ISOLATE HIMSELF WHEN HE RETURNS HOME TO PROTECT HIS FAMILY

Ghana’s BET award-winning Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy said he will voluntarily isolate himself from his family for 14days when return home from America.

In order to provide safety for his beloved family, multiple award-winning Ghanaian afro-dancehall musician Stonebwoy has decided to distance himself from his family and be in isolation for 14-days when he returns from the United States.

The “Top Skanker” crooner who is currently in America after cancelling his tour following the coronavirus outbreak has said he will put his family’s safety first when he arrives in Ghana.

“It is good to take precautions just to make sure everybody is safe,” he said on Hit FM.

“I’ll go to the countryside…It will be like a vacation for me, now the coronavirus is everywhere so no one is running…From observation, it’s a big problem in the world but life has to go on.”

The United States has so far recorded 6,524 cases with death toll passing 100. All the 50 states in the US have recorded cases of coronavirus.

This has prompted the singer to isolate himself to examine his status before coming close to his family. Stonebwoy believes that the safety of his family is paramount to him and cannot afford to take chances judging from how

I DON’T LIKE A WEDDING LIKE #KENCY2020 – Mzvee Reveals

Songstress, MzVee has said that although the wedding of Osei Kwame Despite’s son was beautiful, she does not prefer something like that.

The wedding ceremony between Kennedy Osei and Tracy Ameyaw which took place over the weekend in Accra, was the talk of the town last weekend as they displayed wealth, glamour and affection.

Contrary to several opinions that their wedding was a dream wedding, songstress MzVee said it is extravagant and open for her.

Speaking in an interview with Abeiku Santana on Accra-based OKAY FM, MzVee mentioned that the wedding was beautiful from the photos and videos she saw on the internet.

However, she prefers somethings small and private because all her life has been public and therefore she needs some privacy with the event which is once in a lifetime.

She disclosed that all she wants is to sign in a court after which she spends some quality time with her family.

“The photos I saw online of Despite’s son’s wedding was beautiful. I’m someone who does not like such big things so I will not want something as big as their wedding. I will just sign in court,” she said.

EVEN MEN WHO ARE NOT RICH HAVE 3, 4, 5 GIRLFRIENDS…HOW MUCH MORE MY HUSBAND – Akua Amoakowaa Speaks

Ghana’s Most Beautiful 2011 winner, Sally Akua Amoakowaa Mensah, has for the first time opened up about her marriage to popular Ghanaian business mogul Dr. Kwaku Oteng.

During an interview on Restoration with Stacy, Akua who is the forth wife of the Angel Group of Companies’ CEO, revealed she almost walked out of her marriage because of negative comments and trolls on social media about her and her marriage. She added she is not a bad person but people see her as an evil person just because of who is married to.

“The trolls were bordering me in the beginning. At a point in time I wanted to get out of my marriage because of that. I felt people talk too much about me because I am not a bad person but they see me as an evil person because of the person I am married to”

Akua also disclosed her that husband’s age, his social status and the fact that fact that he is involved with other women does not border her anymore because “Even taxi drivers and other people who are not even rich, they have as many as 3, 4, 5 girlfriends how much more him?” 

Adding that all the young and single guys she dated in the past did not help her. “I have dated a lot of young men who couldn’t help me in anyway. And then some of them, the little you have they want to take it”. 

Asked if she married her husband for money or for love said “My husband got me with his humble nature”. She said her husband is human and he has his floors but in spite of everything, he is a good, caring, humble, kind hearted and God fearing man.

Akua also shared a story of the harsh conditions she and her family of 10 had to endure before breakthrough came.

Watch full interview below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

NBA STAR KOBE BRYANT DIES IN HELICOPTER ACCIDENT

Legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant has died in a California helicopter crash, a report said Sunday.

He was 41.

According to reports, five people have died in the crash, with nobody on board surviving. An investigation into the incident – which happened on Sunday morning, January 26, 2020 – is underway.

According to reports, the helicopter went up in a ball of fire after hitting the ground. He is survived by his wife Vanessa and their three daughters, who are thought to have not been on board.

Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, was not among those aboard the chopper, according to the report.

Bryant starred for two decades with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five championships and making 18 All-Star Games before retiring after the 2016 season.

“I DON’T LIKE BEING QUESTIONED ABOUT MY SOURCE OF INCOME” – Salma Mumin

Ghanaian actress, Salma Mumin has said she does not like talking about her sources of income.

The CEO of Salma’s Eatery indicated that she finds it uncomfortable when people probe into her finances.

Speaking to MzGee in an interview on TV3 at the launch of her foundation at the Marriott Hotel in Accra, Salma stated that her financial life is her private life hence will prefer keeping it as such.

” I honestly don’t like being questioned about my source of income. I’m an adult and I have a right to my private life even though I have a social life. My financial life is my private life and it should remain so.” The stunning actress stated

“I get worried when people say what they say about us. Personally, I hardly rest. I’m always on the move. I’m always investing and using everything I get to reinvest in my businesses so its really painful when people say what they say about us. For me its disrespectful and misleading.” She added

The actress cum movie producer also agreed to suggestions by colleague actress, Princess Shyngle that the movie industry is not the only source of income for most actresses.

Source: Mzgeegh.com

UT BANK BOSS PRINCE KOFI AMOABENG ARRESTED

Founder of the now-defunct UT Bank, Prince Kofi Amoabeng, has been arrested, today Tuesday, January 14, 2020 over the collapse of the bank.

The respected business mogul has already been prepared for the  Accra Circuit Court IV.

The Bank of Ghana on Monday, August 14, 2017 revoked the licences of UT and Capital banks due to their insolvency, leading to a seamless takeover of the two banks by GCB Bank.

UT Bank, which was trading on the Ghana Stock Exchange, had its listing status also suspended.

Provisional figures released by the central bank showed the total liability of UT Bank stood at GH¢850 million while its total asset was pegged at GH¢112 million.

Mr. Amoabeng has since the revocation of the licence of UT Bank been a subject of investigations for what the Bank of Ghana has termed as “willful deceit”.

The Bank of Ghana on August, 7, 2017 declared UT Bank and Capital Bank insolvent after it failed to meet the minimum capital requirement.

“Despite repeated agreements between the Bank of Ghana and UT Bank and Capital Bank to implement an action plan to address these significant shortfalls, the owners and managers of UT Bank and Capital Bank were unable to increase the capital of the banks to address the insolvency,” BoG statement said.

Already, former CEO and founder of Capital Bank, William Ato Essien is standing trial on 26 charges, including stealing of various sums in excess of GHS260 million.

Prince Kofi Amoabeng who is the president of UT Group of companies, recently said he still finds it very difficult in understanding why the government of Ghana closed down UT Bank despite interventions by some UT investors to bail them out.

“If UT Bank owed 800 million and an investor comes and says I’m ready to pay half of it (400 million) and Bank of Ghana (BoG) writes off the 400 million but decides to close down the bank which will cost the nation at least 2.2 billion, it didn’t make sense” he said on the ‘KSM Show.’

The business mogul said it is easier to lose that 400 million than to incur a cost of about 2.2 billion on a country like Ghana, plus collateral damages, unpaid staff among others.

“It’s as if the government did not take their time to really evaluate the options they had but when people say that the action is to get to me, then it is really ridiculous because you can’t get me. If you target me, you target the wrong person,” he told his critics.

He reiterated that UT Bank as a listed company had about 15,000 shareholders whose investments were just disenfranchised because of the bank’s closure and nothing has happened to them.

Amoabeng advised that as individuals “when things are going on very well, we have to ask ‘God why me’ but when things are not going on well, then we need to ask ‘God what’s next?’”.

He said he always feels sad anytime he sees ex-staff of UT Bank selling along the road or indulged in menial jobs.

He further indicated that he was the last person to hear of the collapse of his bank even though a day before the collapse, he had spoken to the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, who never mentioned of the collapse until 8 am that he called his daughter.

I WILL NEVER STOP RELEASING SONGS – Emelia Brobbey To Critics

I’ll never stop releasing songs but I’ll work on my voice Kumawood actress turned musician Emelia Brobbey says she is never going to stop singing regardless of the negative publicity her song got her.

However, the actress disclosed she is willing to work on her voice for Ghanaians to appreciate her songs more.

Speaking with Ruben on Kumasi-based radio station, Luv Fm, Emelia Brobbey said, “in most of the comments what I read is the voice. So, I know that they are criticising me so that I work on the voice.”

She explained that she read social media comments to find out what Ghanaians wanted from her so she could produce songs they could enjoy and dance to.

Emelia Brobbey went viral on social media after releasing her debut single ‘Fame K?’.

Many people on social media called it trash while others claimed it could be added to the six killer diseases.

The song sparked a challenge which made fun of the actress and her song. Some social media reactions that followed suggested people wanted her to stick to acting.

But Emelia Brobbey said her detractors have another thing coming because she is not stopping music anytime soon.

The celebrated actress stated that she has more music in the pipeline. According to her, people who believe she produced noise because of her voice only appreciate other genres of music.

Emelia’s genre of music is highlife and she cannot sing that genre or do a live band with a Celine Dion voice, she told Ruben.

“So I sang Emelia Brobbey’s voice, that’s what I did. I did me. I sang my voice. If Ghanaians are not happy and they think it’s noise I’ll go do the homework and bring it,” the ‘Adofo Asa’ actress said.

She thanked a section of social media that praised her work.

Emelia Brobbey said she was impressed with these fans of her’s and their dedication in defending her against the trolls.

 

PASTOR BRAIN ACHEAMPONG ACCUSES MMEBUSEM OF MOCKING GOD

Founder of International Youth Empowerment Summit (IYES), Pastor Brain Amoateng, has joined the argument that the sensational Comedian and actor Mmebusem is mocking God with his craft.

In recent times, Kumawood actor Mmebusem has won the hearts of many with his funny Jesus comedy video but a lot of people are also against him and One of the people who are against the act is renowned international preacher Brian Amoateng.

The Brian Jones Outreach Ministries    with its headquarters in London has stated that its high time Mmebusem aka Ghana Jesus stops the ‘nonsense’ he is doing in the name of comedy.

According to the pastor, Jesus Christ cannot be mocked by anyone and its time Ghanaian youth rise up to put a stop to the comedy series.

He posted: “Enough of this nonsense. I don’t support this….Christian Youth of Ghana, our God cannot be mocked in the name of comedy….”

Source: NKONKONSA.com