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 

GHANAIAN MUSICIANS MISSING IN CNN TOP 10 BIGGEST MUSIC STARS IN AFRICA LIST

American news-based pay television channel Cable News Network – CNN has compiled a list of 10 Africa’s biggest music stars and interestingly no Ghanaian musician made it into the subjective list.

The list which has no criteria for its justification or any explanation whatsoever, has five Nigerian musicians out of ten but interestedly one of Africa’s most consistent and relevant music stars Davido from Nigeria also didn’t make the list.

CNN’s top ten biggest music stars in Africa has Grammy nominee Burna Boy from Nigeria topping the list followed by 3-times Grammy Winner Angelique Kidjo from Benin in the second position and it goes on to the 10th position.

The list, which was compiled over the weekend, has five Nigerian artists out of 10: Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Mr Eazi, and Tiwa Savage.

Checkout the list below:

See the full list below:

CNN Top 10 Biggest Music Stars In Africa:

1. Burna Boy
2. Angelique Kidjo
3. Diamond Platnumz
4. Yemi Alade
5. Tiwa Savage
6. Wizkid
7. Mr.Eazi
8. Sho Madjozi
9. Busiswa Gqulu
10. Mwila Musonda.

GOSPEL SINGER SINACH WELCOMES HER FIRST CHILD AT THE AGE OF 46

Nigerian Gospel Singer, Osinachi Joseph Kalu, popularly known as Sinach is now a mum for the first time at age 46 and after 5 years of marriage.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome happily broke the gladdening news during the just concluded LIMA awards, which was held in Lagos at the Loveworld Convocation Arena.

At the event, Sinach went home with the 100, 000 US Dollars prize, for the Song of the Year Award 2019 ‘There’s An Overflow.’

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, who broke the news of Sinach’s new baby at the LIMA Awards 2019 while giving her ‘the song of the year’ award said:

“Thank you for that song, we are all excited with what the Lord has done in your life, of course in the life of many others standing with you here we just love you. And I told them, you just had a baby! so everybody got excited…”

Sinach, who has been a huge blessing to many globally with over 1 million subscribers on her Youtube channel, the only female gospel artiste from Nigeria and Africa at large to hit that landmark is worth celebrating.

The 46-year-old singer got married to Pastor Joe Egbu in 2014.

Congratulations to Sinach and her husband.

“I AM FROM A GODLY FAMILY” – Kuami Eugene Reacts To Death Prophesy

Kuami Eugene has criticised the founder of God’s Crown Chapel, Reindolf Oduro Gyebi popularly known as Eagle Prophet for how he revealed dark prophesy about him publicly.

In an interview with Hitz FM’s Noella Kharyne Yalley, the singer said the prophet should always be careful when putting out such sensitive information about people.

“At the end of the day, if not for anything, I’m a young boy and the kinds of words that come out of people’s mouth [can be] dangerous,” he stated.

Known for his numerous doom prophecies, Prophet Reindolf Oduro Gyebi, popularly known as Eagle Prophet, prophesied that the ‘Angela’ hitmaker will face the same fate as of late singer Ebony Reigns.

Ebony Reigns died in a road accident a little over a year ago. The self-acclaimed Prophet said he saw in a vision that the musician was involved in a ghastly accident that claimed his life while travelling to his hometown

According to the Prophet, some people and colleagues of Kuami Eugene have taken his pictures to places to bring him down.

“I don’t know what’s behind this whole thing, that is why reasonably, I think people should just calm down on how they put information out there,” Kuami Eugene added.

He said that a lot of people, his family especially have been calling him since the news broke. He believes that his family are quite spiritual and are praying for him. “I’m from a family which is Godly,” he assured his fans.

ACTRESS YVONNE NELSON REVEALS DREAM TO BE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT OF GHANA

Ghanaian actress and film producer, Yvonne Nelson, has disclosed that she may consider playing an active role in politics and will not rule out the possibility of being the first female president of the country.

Ms Nelson, who is set to premiere her latest movie titled ‘Fix Us’, told Natalia Andoh on Class91.3FM’s Touch of Class that she is educating herself some more with masters programme in order to equip her in addressing certain societal issues.

Responding to social media comments about her involvement in politics after being vocal about several developmental issues the multiple award-winning actress said: “Maybe, I will, I will do some politics; it is 50-50 that is why I am back in school doing International Relations”.

Ms Nelson, who produced ‘Single and Married’ in 2012 and ‘House of Gold’ in 2013 articulated that she loves human rights and gender activism as well as tourism. For her, she would like to play an active role in the tourism sector and would not mind spearheading a tourism campaign.

Asked by the host if she was looking at being a Tourism Minister by 2028, she retorted: “I don’t know, maybe the President, you never know, the first female president of Ghana…God just…you know…he is guiding me so I am taking it slow”.

When pushed to confirm her interest in the highest office of the land, Ms Nelson said: “Maybe, you never know, one day”.

“Fix Us’ premiers at the Silverbird cinema on 6 December 2019. The film has superstars such as Yvonne Okoro, Tobi from Big Brother Nigeria, Michelle Attoh, Hajia4real, Irene Logan and Prince David Osei.

MY MENSES APPEARED 30 MINUTES TO MY PERFORMANCE – Fantana Confirms Wearing Sanitary Pad On Stage

Singer Fantana has confirmed that indeed she wore sanitary pad on stage during her performance at the Reign Concert 2019 which took place at the Fantacy Dome on Saturday October 19, 2019.

The “And So What” hit maker suffered a wardrobe malfunction which accidentally exposes some private parts of her body, revealing a white paper. Some concluded that she was wearing sanitary pad and others think it was a panty liner.

Watch her performance below:

Well, the singer has confirmed that the white paper exposed from private part was a sanitary pad.

In a press statement released by her management company – BLOWN, Fantana has revealed that she wore a sanitary pad because she was in her period, and she isn’t shy of that because it happens to all women.

“Yes my menses appeared 30 minutes to performance and I had to put on a sanitary pad and still go on stage. Menstruation is not a shame and I urge all young women to take a cue from my actions and not to let it stop them from doing anything they what to do”, portion of the press release stated.

Read the full statement below:

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com