I’M OKAY WITH MY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE – Kwesi Arthur

Rapper Kwesi Arthur has revealed in a new interview that although he has money now and can afford to pay for his formal education, he is no more interested in formal education and he is very okay with his SHS certificate.

According to the The ‘Grind Day’ hitmaker, who broke into the music industry with his Hiphop song “Grind Day”, there was no money to further his education after he completed Tema Senior High School so he had to quit and focus on other things.

But now that he has the money, he is no more interested in any certificates; the SHS WASSCE he has obtained is good enough now. His focus is now on music.

Kwesi Arthur was speaking with the host of Cape FM’s Entertainment Xtra, Emcee Bebe on Saturday, September 29, 2018, when he made those declarations.

“To be frank, I have completed SHS but I I’ve no plans or whatsoever of continuing my education. My focus now is on music not in the acquisition of certificates”, Kwesi Arthur said.

When pushed by the host if he will change his mind in the future concerning his education, Kwesi Arthur firmly stood his grounds and said no.

“Errm there’s no way. I’ve never thought of that. Music is my everything for now. I’m thinking about how to cross boundaries with my music comparable to certificates”, he insisted.

“SARKODIE AND KWAW KESE ARE POOR” – Shatta Wale

Ghana’s acclaimed Dancehall King Shatta Wale has stated with strong emphasis that Rappers Sarkodie and Kwaw Kese are currently very poor financially and they are refusing to accept that publicly.

The Zylofon Signee has described his colleague musicians Sarkodie, and Kwaw Kese as “Very Poor”.

Speaking on Kumasi-based Luv FM, the ‘Gringo’ hit maker said many so-called A-rated artistes are poor but do not want the public to know.

He said the Ghana music industry has a big problem, which is that artistes are paid lesser wages for performances.

“I am talking about the problem that it is in the music industry that they know it’s a problem which they don’t want people to know, because when people know that right now Kwaw Kese is very poor, Sarkodie is poor….” He said.

He continued to say that..“Even Stonebwoy, Stonebwoy is on my label so at least, he gets some cash for there. He gets some Benz, 1,2,3..4. But the rest of them are poor and I am saying the poor because it is very very serious.”

According to him, he will continue to fight the system until Ghanaian artistes are paid well for their performances. Shatta Wale’s latest ‘attacks’ come on the back of a previous rant against the aforementioned artistes.

Shatta Wale yesterday, September 22,2018 held a press conference to unveil the cover art for his upcoming ‘Reign’ album at the Kumasi City Mall. ‘The Reign’, is the third album for Shatta Wale and the first under Zylofon Music label with 17 tracks produced by Mogbeatz, Baddoneh, ShawerzEbiem and DJ Milzey.

Source: Thepublisheronline.com 

KWAMI SEFA KAYI JOINS CRUSADE FOR LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA IN GHANA

Ace broadcaster and host of Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” Morning Show, Kwami Sefa Kayi has joined the crusade for the legalization of marijuana in Ghana.

The use of marijuana or cannabis, popularly known as wee or the devil’s tobacco is against the laws of the country and any person caught in contact with it is dealt with in the court of law.

Despite countries like Uruguay, the United Kingdom and the United States of America legalizing marijuana for its great value to the socio-economic fabric of these countries, Ghana still sees it as an illegal product which when caught, one could face a jail term of 10 years or more.

However, there is a growing advocacy for a national discourse on the usefulness and possible legalization of the plant.

Seasoned journalist Kwesi Pratt, radio Presenters like Abeiku Santana and Blakk Rasta among others have all called on the Government of Ghana to take a second look at marijuana.

To Kwesi Pratt, Ghana will import wee in 20 years’ time if it is not legalized saying “we’ve seen that it’s useful in the drug market. It is good for hair creams. It is good for body creams and so forth. Why are we not legalizing it? But we’re still using the Police to arrest wee farmers when the real criminals go scot free”.

Also commenting on the issue, the 2016 GJA Journalist of the Year, Sefa Kayi stressed that he is an “ardent advocate for the legalization of marijuana for medicinal and research purposes,” because it serves a good purpose.

He believed the government could put measures in place to control and supervise the use of marijuana, but for it to be outlawed entirely as it stands now, may cost the country hugely in the near future.

According to him, marijuana is useful for medicinal and research purposes, and when put into good use will be a great avenue for socio-economic development.

“I am an advocate for it. So that’s my bias; I am for it…We have what they call social and recreational, that is one leg. I am not for that. There’s a research and medicinal. I am for that. Unfortunately, in our growing up and everything; it’s been social and recreational we’ve looking at. So, we’re programmed to see it as a bad thing but the research and medicinal is a completely different era”, he stated categorically.

Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com

I AM WAITING FOR SHATTA WALE TO STAND IN FRONT OF ME TO TELL ME I KILLED MY MOTHER – Stonebwoy

It appears the dust may never settle on the fracas between Stonebwoy and arch-rival Shatta Wale.

Zylofon Media label boss, Nana Appiah Mensah brought the two together at an event in Kumasi but the warlords are yet to find the peace pipe to even think of smoking it.

Shatta Wale in an interview on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM had expressed his desire to establish a cordial relationship with his label mate but added that the latter was hesitant.

Stonebwoy in his response on Yaad Settings on Hitz FM with King Lagazee angrily lambasted Shatta Wale and questioned his sincerity.

“You go and say I killed my mother and come back and text me that you want peace, you want to make music?” he blurted.

“After he dissed my mother and [you] come around and say you want friendship?” 

The ‘Baafira’ singer stressed that he can tolerate anything from Shatta Wale but not an insult to his departed mother.

Clearly, Stonebwoy indicated that he was not ready to bury the hatchet.

While the boss of Burniton Music was on tour in July, a Twitter user believed to be a fan of Shatta Wale accused Stonebwoy of murdering his mother.

The BET award-winner lost his temper, angrily replied his accuser and dared the user to confront him with that claim.

Stonebwoy in his interview on Hitz FM on Sunday suggested that Shatta Wale was the mastermind behind the allegation that he killed his mum. He also warned Shatta Wale to desist from discrediting other artistes while pretending to preach peace.

Watch the interview below:

“I WANT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT” – Delay Reveals

TV Presenter, Deloris Frimpong Manso popularly known as Delay has revealed her intention to rule Ghana in the near future.

The “Delay Show” Presenter says she wants to become the president of Ghana in the year 2032.

She gave the notice through a post on the popular photo-sharing app, Instagram.

“I want to run for President in 2032 #DelayforPresident2032”, Delay posted this with her picture on instagram.

It can be said that Delay wants to make history by being the first woman president of Ghana.

Some of her fans have questioned her decision while others have backed her decision to strive for greatness.

Read some of the reactions from her followers below:

One of her fans, Jappau, said: “even Akua Donkor had the qualification and qualities to run for the presidency. From now till 2032 is a long time to achieve a lot in life” giving Delay hope to forget all critics.”

Selbless also said: “yes u can. U see i always wonder how God brought the pairs of each animal both wild and domestic into Noah’s Ark. When u think about it, it’s just a miracle, if that is ur God ordained calling it will come to past. Let the WILL of God Be done.”

Josselynemae said Delay just want to trend on social media with her post thus: Why do you think being a president is like sitting Moesha and Efya down and ask them questions…. And do you think it is as easy as Rosemond brown saying all sort of silly things to gain fame…”

Castyvadon simply told Delay that “Ghana is not ready to be ruled by woman”

LYDIA FORSON & ADJETEY ANANG WIN AWARDS AT AMVCA 2018

Lydia Forson and Adjetey Anang have hoisted Ghana’s flags high by winning major awards at the 2018 edition of Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA).

The two celebrated actors brought honour to their country at the awards ceremony held in Nigeria on Saturday night as the only winners from Ghana.

Lydia Forson was adjudged best supporting actress for her role in a Nigerian movie titled ‘Isoken’, adding to other laurels she won this year.

She beat equally good African actresses such as Emem Inwang, Ebele Okaro, Funlola Afofiyebi-Riami, Dorcas Shola Fapson and Toyin Abraham to win category.

Adjetey Anang also won the best actor drama award with his amazing performance in ‘Keteke’, beating fellow African actors like Wale Ojo, Kalu Ikeagwu, Rushabiro Raymond and Ghana’s own Chris Attoh.

Both Lydia and Adjetey have since Saturday been receiving congratulatory messages on social media for representing the country well.

Lydia and Adjetey are, indeed, doing very well in their respective careers and have been contributing to society in so many ways.

Lydia, for instance, has won a number of laurels this year, including winning best actress-comedy at the fourth Golden Movie Awards on June 2, together with Nana Ama McBrown and Sika Osei.

She won the same category back in 2015 at the same awards ceremony with her role in ‘A Letter From Adam’. She is currently the most active Ghanaian actress.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

ACTORS MUST IMMUNISE AGAINST HEPATITIS BEFORE KISSING IN MOVIES – Roselyn Ngissah

Actress Roselyn Ngissah is advocating that movie industry stockholders pay critical attention to the risks involved in actors kissing themselves in the movies.

According to her, kissing in movies has its health implications, which include contracting diseases like hepatitis B, which is an infection which can be spread through kissing. It is, thus, dangerous to kiss in a movie with someone whose health status is not known.

Roselyn, who was speaking on The Late Night Celebrity Show on ETV Monday said it’s about time actors are made to immunise themselves against such ailments before they are allowed to act kissing scenes.

“I think what we should actually be looking out for is artistes immunizing themselves against hepatitis since you get that through kissing. You might play a role with someone whose lips are sweet but you don’t know what he or she is carrying. I think the hep- things must be checked,” she stated.

Roselyn was on ETV to talk about her role in the new movie, ‘Brown Sugar-The Wedding’, which will premiere on September 1 at the Silverbird Cinemas in Accra.

She played the role of a wife whose husband has been cheating on her. Roselyn was on the show with actress and producer, Chichi Neblett. Host Foster Romanus asked the two of them if the kisses in the movies are real.

Chichi, in her response, said her kisses in the movies are real and she enjoyed her kissing scenes in ‘Brown Sugar-The Wedding’. However, she recalled an awkward moment on one of the sets of another movie when she rejected to kiss an actor, who she alleged had “saliva dripping lips.”

Roselyn, on the other hand, pointed out that she doesn’t kiss for real. Rather, she acts her kisses.

“I hardly do romantic movies. With the little that I have done, the first thing I ask is who am I doing this with it because it is very important. So I haven’t met any saliva dripping person yet but I always act kissing because a lot is involved when I am kissing for real. And that expression for real when I am kissing I don’t give it all out when I am acting. That is why I said I act kissing,” she revealed.

For her to, however, kiss for real, she thinks the system must get actors to immunise themselves before going on set.

Source: Daily Guide

“MY TESTIMONY IS ON THE WAY” – Nana Ama McBrown

It’s been about two years since actress Nana Ama McBrown got married to her sweetheart, Maxwell Mensah but she has faced a lot of pressure from the public to have babies.

Although the beautiful actress, who turned 41 on August 15, has refused to bow to pressure, she is very optimistic that very soon she will have her bundle of joy.

“Very soon, if we believe, it shall happen. My testimony is on the way, this year, God has promised me that I will smile, my 41st birthday is a year of more testimonies,” McBrown told this reporter with a smile.

She admitted that marriage is not always rosy but said so far, everything has been good and she is making the best out of it.

“We’ve been together for six years and married for two years and it’s been very good. You cannot complain because marriage is not always rosy as long as you are dealing with a human being but if you two know how to resolve your differences, it’s fine,” she said.

Away from marriage and babies, the host of McBrown’s Kitchen on UTV gave her thoughts on the rather dormant local film industry.

“I used to shoot about three movies in a month but it is not so anymore. The producers don’t have the money to shoot, the system has really gone bad for most of us.

“I have only shot one movie the whole of this year. Even though I get scripts, it’s not like it used to be before. I survive because I get a lot of endorsement deals,” she said.

Nana Ama McBrown used the opportunity to advise her fellow actors to get some additional skills if they are to make it. “I will advise that we learn other skills, that way, we will make more money instead of relying on the film industry which we all admit is not doing very well.”

Nana Ama thanked her numerous fans for being supportive of her and always showing her so much love, “my fans are awesome, I am really grateful to all of them. I know I have come this far because of their love and prayers, may the good Lord bless us all.”

Nana Ama McBrown came onto the scene almost 19 years ago and she has carved a niche for herself.

Due to her versatility, she has starred in numerous English speaking and Kumawood movies making her one of the best celebrities we have around.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

I NEED LICENCE TO GROW MARIJUANA IN GHANA – Samini

Dancehall artiste, Samini has appealed to the Government of Ghana to grant him licence to grow marijuana in the country.

Samini asked the government to install proper mechanisms for marijuana to be used as a commercial product instead of criminalizing its usage.

The multiple award-winning artiste made this comment in an interview with host Odi Ahenkan, sitting in for the regular host Abeiku Santana, on Okay FM’s Wednesday live.

He recounted some benefits of the marijuana to the national development saying when it is legalized and farmers like himself are giving the necessary assistance to grow the product, it would help to generate revenues for the country.

“I am a farmer. I need licence to grow wee and export it to the industries that use wee for medicinal purposes and every other thing important apart from smoking. If I get the licence to grow wee, I’ll supply to the medical industry, the oil industry…the paper industry, you know different [different] industries which use marijuana as raw materials as base for what they produce”, Samini said.

Samini, who has released his latest hit single “Obaa”, stated emphatically that he is against the smoking of marijuana or the usage of it for recreational purposes but “you should allow farmers to grow because every country in the world has what is viable in the soil…Other places also grow other things as well as wee and sell to other places which don’t grow but it needs it for jeans, paper, oil and soap production, and every other thing apart from smoking”.

He added he will append his signature to petition Parliament to make the farming of marijuana for commercial use lawful in the country.

Okay FM’s “Wednesday Live” is a live band segment of the Drive time show which had Samini to perform on the August 22 edition of the programme.

Watch video below:

GHANA & NIGERIA SHOULD BE COMBINED AS ONE COUNTRY – Ice Prince Tells AU

Nigerian Rapper Ice Prince Zamani believes combining Ghana and Nigeria as one country wouldn’t be a bad idea.

The former Chocolate City Rapper has suggested a merge between Ghana and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Just few hours back, the Cool Cat CEO decided to give the African Union(AU) a “piece of advice” via twitter.

Ice Prince tweeted: “Dear AU (aka African Union) Pls Take My Ad-Vice: Its time to make NIGeria and GHana One Country Fa Real !!!!!! I suggest the ‘Federal Republic Of NigGha’.

It’s unclear what prompted his suggestion, but the Rapper stirred reactions on social media following his suggestion.