Actress Yvonne Nelson has confirmed in an interview with WOW magazine that she actually got pregnant out of wedlock and she wants to get married like any other woman.
She told the magazine: “at a certain age, you want to have kids and you meet a responsible guy who hasn’t yet proposed but wants the same thing–it depends on you and him.”
On marriage, she said: “Marriage is scary but of course I would like to have child to have a Dad around. We would love to have the ideal family setting. As I said, I can’t marry myself, someone would have to marry me of course. So yeah when it happens, I will be glad. I don’t want to put pressure on anyone.”
Controversial Rev. Counselor Cyril George Carstensen Lutterodt, said it is disgusting for actress Yvonne Nelson to give birth out of wedlock.
Counselor Lutterodt, reacting to Yvonne Nelson he doesn’t want to believe that Yvonne gave birth when she not officially engaged or married, adding that if the reports are true, then would be very disappointed in Yvonne.
“Its disgusting to see what is going on in the country, when people who are industry players who look fine out there to mismanage themselves. Do you know the number of following she has, do you know the number of people looking up to her? What she has done is disgusting”.
According to Counselor, women who have kids out of wedlock are described as stupid and being taken advantage of by the men who impregnated them.
He also noted that there is no excuse for any woman to have a baby when she is not married and added that, such pregnancies, culturally are described as ‘stupid’ so as the children who come out.
According to the counselor, it is disgusting to see what is going on in the country where beautiful industry players and role models mismanaging themselves.
”Yvonne Nelson doubted the pregnancy because she knows the guilt that comes out with this. She knows the process to pregnancy is after marriage. And if she has given birth unmarried, then I am very disappointed in her”He added.
Ghanaian Broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwah popularly known as KKD has finally reacted to news making rounds that his son has admitted being gay.
On Thursday November 2, 2017, Darkwa Kyei Darkwa, a London-based Ghanaian whose father is the infamous Ghanaian broadcaster, Kwasi Kyei Darkwah (KKD) made headlines with an interview he granted in london as far back as June, speaking about being gay and the difficulties he faced living under his parents roof when he realized he was gay at primary school level.
Darkwah Kyei Darkwah recently wrote an article titled ‘To be Young, Gifted, Black and Queer’ on intomore.com, saying he is gay but has had a difficult time coming out about his sexuality.
He said in the past he was quiet, obedient and often stayed in his room to prevent being noticed. But he is mature now and can no longer run away from who he is.
His father who is receiving a lot of backlash because his son has admitted being gay, has released a lengthy piece in defense of his son, Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah’s gay sexuality.
Kwasi Kyei Darkwa writes:
I have been notified of the eagerly re-published article on my dearly beloved son Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah’s speaking up on his acceptance of his sexuality.
His words were candid and courageous. “The first step to being happy is to be honest and embrace who you are in its totality.” -Anon.
His statement of his conviction and comfort with himself as a young man is a matter of an individual’s sexuality. Come joy or pain, sunshine or rain, success or failure, I will always love my son Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah and my daughter Ohemaa Asokwa Kyei-Darkwah.
My love, care and devotion to my children are non-negotiable. There are ex-wives and ex-husbands but there are no ex-children nor ex-parents. No truth nor lies, no malicious gossip nor ill-willed broadcast can ever change my love and devotion for my children no matter who they think they are.
Through divorce and a year after, I stayed strong through the storm as a single father to raise my son and daughter aged 7+ and 5+, working, teaching, cooking, cleaning, ironing, reading, driving, playing, flying, juggling, mentoring, role-playing and praying, all to keep their welfare paramount.
I have never ever shunned them as some strange and hateful persons would have the feeble-minded and gullible believe. The uncouth, green-eyed monsters and miserable plebeians’ obsession with the lives of those they secretly admire or hate can lead to some rather curious acts of malice.
I have plenty praise for all the Earth Angels; family, lovers and loyal friends who helped me through my work and studies to care for our kind, courteous and gifted children. Like all youngsters, they too have their highs and lows but they have been the joy of my life for years and still are.
Whilst the culture in which I was raised influenced me to lean towards raising my children as Asante, Christian, well-mannered, audacious, industrious, cosmopolitan and heterosexual, I do not consider it my place to pontificate, praise or condemn the sexuality any adult identifies with. Each of us is a sum of many parts and sexual orientation is only one.
I bow with respect to the culture of my people and habitat but I also respect the culture and choices of others in theirs. I am an open-hearted, open-minded tourist in God’s vast lands, who embraces all colour, race and creed: Religion; Atheist, Christian, Hindu, Jew, Muslim, Pagan or other,
Gender Identity; Male Female Queer or otherSexual orientation; Heterosexual, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite or other, andSkin tone; black, brown, yellow, pink, white, pale or other I have seen, encountered and worked in offices and at corporate functions, exhibitions and stately banquets with them all.
What I have learnt through travel and open mind is that they have more similarities than differences with you and I. We all have a shared humanity even though we walk and talk differently, dress and stress differently, win and sin differently.
My admiration and respect for the talents of Oscar Wilde the thinker, writer and aesthete, Tom Ford the designer and film maker, Tim Cook the CEO of Apple, David Geffen, co-founder of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. and investor in Apple, Peter Mandelson the producer turned politician, Queen Latifah, rap artiste and actress, Ellen DeGeneres, Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon the broadcasters, Ryan Murphy the writer, director and producer of Glee, Edward Enninful, first black editor of style Bible Vogue and Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) the English actor, recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, two Critics’ Choice Awards, two Oscar nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Award nominations are not diminished by their sexual identity nor orientation.
My son Darkwah is a gentle, creative, confident, erudite and hard-working 23 year-old who has studied Fashion Design and worked as Sales Executive for Harrods and Givenchy, Sales Executive then Stylist – Luxury Accessories for Tom Ford, Account Executive for Haddon PR and is now Fashion Editor for the Gay Times, arguably the world’s biggest magazine in its genre. And yes I love him, I admonish him, I scold him and I celebrate him as a loving father.
Whats your difference? Whats your talent? What’s your sin? As you ponder whether to accept and share yours in spirit and truth with the world, take a moment to ask yourself if those people and things you aim your wrath and persecution at are the cause of the state you are in.
Also ask your parents, and your children, if they would treat you the way you treat others in the event that your sexuality were any different. It warms my heart to see that my dearly beloved son has the courage and clarity of mind to speak up for himself, as everyone should to enable all live without narrow-mindedness, prejudice, fear and hate.
If each one would spend time doing something that brings them closer to realizing their goals, purpose and happiness whilst respecting the existence of others and safeguarding the environment and public purse, we would all be better for it.
All of us cannot be simultaneously happy with the way everyone finds their peace and happiness but we can agree to let what we see wrong in others never overshadow what is wrong with ourselves.
Whether my son says he is straight or gay, he will forever remain my dearly beloved son. Dig that.
Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah, a model said to be a son of popular Ghanaian broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwah (KKD), has opened up about being gay in a digital magazine, intomore.com.
Darkwa says he had a difficult time coming out about his sexuality.
According to him, he used to hide it and remembered instances when he used to be very quiet, obedient and often stayed in his room so that he will not be noticed while living with his parents.
He has, however, gone past that stage in his life. He currently doesn’t feel the need to conform to anybody’s standard in terms of sexuality.
“The moment I realised I was gay happened in primary school. Someone called me gay as an insult and I responded with ‘so what?’ I was totally fine with it, but others weren’t and that was when the discomfort and shame with my sexuality started,” he told intomore.com.
He was featured on the website alongside other gay models with African backgrounds on issues they face as queer people of colour.
“Living under my parents’ roof, I was constantly hiding. I’d get home from school and be incredibly quiet, helpful and obedient. I stayed in my room most of the time. I was playing the role of the ‘ideal son’ so I could just skate by unnoticed. It wasn’t until I was no longer living at home that I started to realise I wasn’t anyone or anything I’d known so far in my life,”he said.
“I went through a lot of ups and downs, trying out new ways of dressing, trying out new friendship groups, and reinventing myself over and over again. I realise I did this because I was still trying to fit in a box – the stylish black guy, the cool and macho black guy, the femme, flamboyant and fun black guy. None worked because there is a lot more to me (and any person for that matter) than a stereotype. I am now very comfortable with my sexuality because I don’t feel I need to conform to any one image,” he added.
Meanwhile, back home in Ghana, being gay comes with grave challenges. It’s not accepted by majority and there have been moves to criminalise homosexuality.
The Speaker of Parliament, Mike Ocquaye Jnr, was recently reported have lashed out at human rights group Amnesty International who called on him to relax his stance on gay rights.
There is no joy in seeing one’s staff, especially in the media industry, poached by a competitor.
The radio and television business in Ghana, stuffed with some gifted personalities, has evolved into one of the most coveted crafts in the country, and the veiled rivalry among some media outfits has further compounded the issue.
This is what currently seems to be at play between two strong media entities, the Excellence In Broadcasting (EIB) Group and Media General Group; over a seasoned female broadcaster, Kemini Nyammani Amanor.
The anchor of a brunch time news programme, ‘Newsroom’, on GH One TV, was earlier reported to be leaving for TV3.
On Monday November 1, 2017, Media General released a statement on 3news.com that the GH One TV/Starr FM News Anchor was joining their fold.
A statement announcing the move read “Former GHOne news anchor Kemini Nyammani Amanor has joined the Media General Group. The move forms part of the Group’s quest to become Africa’s leading media conglomerate.
TV3, which is a subsidiary of the Media General Group as part of its 20th-anniversary celebration, is also focused on reshaping news and producing stars to remain Ghana’s Number One private television.
Kemini joins the group with years of experience in news presentation, production and reportage. She comes on board with a lot of expertise, having worked as the lead news anchor on Joy News TV, a presenter on Starr FM and many other radio stations”.
However, reports say Kemini has made a dramatic volte-face. Reliable sources confirmed to Zionfelix.net that CEO of EIB Network, Nathan Kwabena Adisi aka Bola Ray brought his influence to bear by putting a spoke in the wheel of the already done deal; halting the movement of the seasoned newscaster with one of the network’s subsidiaries, to a rival media outfit.
As at the time of filing this report, Kemini was reportedly preparing to return to her news programme on GH One TV.
The newscaster who doubles as the producer of her show, gained much recognition after she broke the news about some corruption at the Agriculture Development Bank which ultimately led to the removal of the then Managing Director.
Her work gained her recognition including a nomination for the Best Television News Anchor during the 2014 Radio & Television Personality (RTP) Awards.
Ghanaian Television Presenter, Model and girlfriend of rapper Medikal, Deborah Vanessa has described most Ghanaian bloggers as “Wannabe celebs or groupies”.
The actress who is unhappy at a recent publications that sought to suggest that the Disturbation Concert put together by her boyfriend had low attendance in London took to Twitter early Friday morning to rant.
In a series of tweets, she stated it was only right for any journalist worth the sort to contact management of the artist regarding his concert than to have put out reports based on pictures shared social media.
Check out her tweets.
“Most bloggers from Ghana are wannabe celebs or groupies. They take out their personal frustrations on popular people. They don’t want to see them soar. They feel bringing them down will make they themselves look better. But it just shows their weakness.
If there is no story out about a show or event, common sense will tell you to contact management and seek right info.
Sensible and positive people like @officialKWAME contacted me day after Mr Eazi’s Life Is Eazi Culture Fest to give him the rundown on how the show went and my performance as well so that he could talk about on his radio show.
He didn’t sit and judge from a Phone video or pic and decide to conclude. Let alone conclude negatively. But Ghanaians, we dey like crabs in a bucket. Nigerians no dey so. We fly come UK wona selves and put together wona own club show tour. Instead of vimming wona efforts, you dey spread negativity.
A lot of new bloggers want to be close to the people they refer to as celebs since they have no other talent to get them to become a star.
Our society is part of the problem. The intelligent ones don’t want to be journalists and so we leave it to those poor in grammar and sense.
Please show me which artiste bio says they are a celeb? The real celebs from Ghana are the big pastors 1st of all. But that’s another topic.”
Actress Diamond Appiah has slammed all those who campaigned against beauty company Nivea’s fairness body lotion billboards in Ghana.
Diamond, who is obviously in disagreement with the likes of Fuse ODG, Reggie Rockstone, Ama K. Abebrese and others who campaigned against the product, said all those who supported the #PULLITDOWNNOW campaign are ignorant.
In a lengthy post on social media, Diamond they should not jubilate because replacing the billboards hasn’t really changed anything.
Last week, there was a campaign on social media to get billboards of “Visibly fairer skin” Nivea products pulled down.
By Saturday October 21 2017, the company succumbed to the pressure and pulled down all the billboards and replaced them with different ones.
Diamond thinks Ghanaians calling for them to be pulled down are just villagers. In a post after the billboards were pulled down, she indicated that the company could not stand the bush lifestyle of Ghanaians and had to pull down the billboard in order to avoid problems.
Read her post here:
“Those saying Nivea pulled the add bcos the products was a skin bleaching products should take several back seats with their ignorance. The company only succumbed to the pressure coming from a bunch of insecured dark skin Ghanaians who find anything for the light skin minority offensive.
(They couldn’t deal with your Nkurasesem ) Y’all think in your ignorant heads that u have won the argument but seriously u have wasted your time, productive hours n data for nothing bcos the billboards being pulled down didn’t add or subtract anything to.ur life or wallet.
Neither did the products disappear from the shelves where is being sold. The company is still selling n making billions whiles ur actually jubilating over nothing. Why do dark skin folks feel they need to enforce their skin choice on everyone. If you find adds for the fair offensive speak for yourself n not for all Ghanaians Bcos at the end of the day it is this same dark insecure Ghanaians who bleach to became fairer. Never seen a light skin girl who want to use products to make her dark.
It is these same dark skin folks who always scream and make noise in our ears with their black skin is beautiful notion posting pictures of women like Lupita Nyongo to portray their insecurities when the reality of the matter is that even a light skin African is still a Black person n true beauty has got nothing to do with ones skin tone but wot comes from within.
So cut all the black is beautiful self pity crap n appreciate every skin tone Bcos we were all not born to look like “Lupita Nyongo” Abortion kills, Cigarette Kills, local Gin Kills but bleaching hasn’t killed anyone to my knowledge n neither has Cosmetics. Give us a break n Fight what is really harmful to the society .#Nivea doesn’t bleach #Stop being Ignorant #Stop disgracing mother Ghana”.
Nollywood star actor, Jim Iyke has for the first time admitted that his relationship with Ghanaian actress Nadia Bauri was just for show.
The “Last Flight To Abuja” actor has spoken extensively about his much-publicized relationship with Nadia Buari.
About five years ago the two stars made several headlines with an alleged steaming serious relationship, but Jim has revealed to told Punch that it was just for show business.
He explained, “Things didn’t get messy as people thought. Two people met in the entertainment industry and there was a reality show at a time that kept us together.
“So, we did a smart thing anybody who found himself or herself in such situation would have done. And when the entertainment was over, we moved on to our normal lives.
“For anyone who thought anything extraordinary happened, it was a live show except that it played into our personal lives too. I got what I wanted, which was followership and I appreciate the audience for watching.
“She understood what she was coming into and I understood as well. We got the mileage we both wanted and we moved on with our lives. Five years down the lane, people are still talking about it.”
Nadia Buari made countless appearance in Jim Iyke’s ‘Unscripted’ reality show as his girlfriend and they were seen together countless times in Ghana, Nigeria, Europe and other place.
In return, Jim Iyke also starred as a lead character in Nadia Buari’s self-produced movie ‘Diary of Imogen Brown’ which was premiered in Accra in December 2013.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday night took to Twitter to wish popular dancehall musician, Shatta Wale a happy birthday in pidgin English.
The viral tweet also sent an invitation to the Shatta Movement leader to visit the seat of government.
President Akufo-Addo tweeted: “Happy birthday @shattawalegh! You for come visit me for Flagstaff House o!”.
Shatta had last Friday tweeted at the President to inquire about which gift he will be receiving on his birthday. Although the President’s tweet did not directly respond to Shatta’s request, a trip to the Flagstaff House may just be an ideal gift for the controversial musician.
President Akufo-Addo, whilst leading the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in opposition in 2016, revealed that he is a big fan of Shatta Wale.
His party, the NPP also used one of the artiste’s hit songs “Kakai” at their manifesto launch that year.
However, the artiste had earlier served notice that he will not endorse any political party ahead of that year’s general elections in December.
Many Ghanaian celebrities including Flowking of Bradez fame and BET award winner, Stonebwoy have also shared photos of Shatta Wale with lovely happy birthday captions.