WE ARE BACK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO PREACH UNITY – Praye

Music lovers, especially fans of Hiplife group, Praye, must be very happy that their persistent calls for the group to reunite have been answered.

They are back. It has been seven long years of speculation, hope and doubt but finally the three; Praye Tenten, Praye Tietia and Praye Honeho smoked the peace pipe.

That long waiting time was not easy on their fans but as the group readies to release new material, Gbang Gbang on October 12, 2018 on Peace FM’s morning show, Kokrokoo to officially announce their comeback, the members opened up to Showbizon Tuesday that it wasn’t easy for them as well.

Praye Tietia, who spoke on behalf of the group said the break up was the worst decision they took. “Yes, that was obviously a decision to regret since at the time, we were making it big in the industry so definitely, it wasn’t the best decision we took at the time,” he said.

The group officially announced their break up in 2012 at a time their career was at an all time high. It was Praye Tenten who left the group first and although there were expectations that he would come back to the fold, that did not happen.

In 2014, the two who had been holding the fort, Praye Honeho and Praye Tietia, also parted ways.

They went solo and released a couple of songs but they could not recapture the magic they made as a group and that, Praye Tietia said had revived the relevance of unity to them.

“The truth is that what we sought to achieve as solo artistes could never happen compared to how we performed as a group. At least, everyone knows that we need each other’s strength to excel so nobody will feel superior over the other.

“If in times past, I thought I was the best or any other member exhibited that, we know our real size now and as we get back together again, we would appreciate everyone’s input. Seven years is long enough to right the wrongs in our lives.

“At the time, we were young men enjoying fame but today, we are all married with our respective families and that means we have to show a lot of respect for one another.

“As I said earlier, the break up was one of the biggest setbacks in our music careers but that notwithstanding, we have learnt the lessons and are moving on. We can’t continue holding on to the past because the future holds a lot of promises than the bitter past,” he said.

Talking about the reunion, which will officially see the premiering of their first song, Gbang Gbang and two other songs tomorrow, Praye Tietia told Showbiz that their coming back together is also to promote unity across the continent.

“The lack of unity in Africa has been a curse and so this is to tell our African leaders and people that unity is very important. We will be holding some unity concerts to drum home that agenda in the coming weeks,” he stated.

Praye Honeho, who shared similar sentiments as Tietia in a telephone interview with Showbiz said, “It is great news for both fans and the group”.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

“SHARING NEGATIVE IMAGES OF ME WILL NOT BRING ME DOWN” – Wendy Shay

Ruff Town Record’s latest addition Wendy Shay has reacted to an alleged image of her showing her butt during one of her recent performances, which is circulating on social media.

The musician who is on a steady rise with three hit singles to her credit already had to clear the air on an image of her she claims to have been photoshopped which has been trending since late afternoon of Thursday October 4.

Taken during her performance at the just ended Miss Ghana beauty pageant, Wendy Shay’s butt is clearly seen and has warranted a lot of trolls with people making mockery of her.

However, Wendy Shay is not perturbed as she asserts the image was photoshopped by individuals with evil plans to destroy her hard work.

In a post, she said: “My passion is entertainment and I am thankful for my God given talent of being able to sing.

It’s quite unfortunate that in my quest to show it, people who want to belittle what I can do hide behind the internet, as they project lame and shameful images which have nothing to do with me.

Hiding behind the internet and sharing photoshopped images of me will not bring me down. I am here to show my talent to the world and the evil plans you have in mind will not pull me down.

When will these acts stop? Are women supposed to be a laughing stock whenever they want to achieve something useful in life? And fellow women also joining in such acts, will you be happy if I were your sister or relative?

Support your own but you rather prefer to pull your own down. Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” she wrote.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

POKELLO FILES APPEAL AGAINST ELIKEM’S DIVORCE PETITION   

Socialite Pokello Nare, 32, has filed a notice of intention to defend summons issued by her Ghanaian husband, Elikem Kumordzie, 29, seeking a decree of divorce against her.

Her estranged husband, who she met during Big Brother Africa (BBA) in 2013, last month filed for divorce against her saying he lost affection and love before he declared their relationship “irreparable”.

She placed the notice last week on September 28, a day after she was served with the summons.

Kumordzie, a popular Ghanaian fashion designer, is being represented by Harare lawyer Rungano Mahuni of Mahuni Gidiri Law Chambers.

Kumordzie said his jealous wife was harming his professional work as she got uncomfortable when he plays romantic roles in movies.

Pokello’s husband also wants a divorce decree order that custody of their minor child be awarded to her with him exercising reasonable access on agreed holidays. He also wans to pay $500 monthly as maintenance.

The two lovebirds have been on separation for the past year. Pokello moved back to Zimbabwe leaving her husband in Ghana.

Pokello and Kumordzie were married under the Marriages Act at Harare on September 28, 2015, and the marriage still subsists.

“They have not stayed together as husband and wife for the past year since September 2017,” reads Kumordzie’s declaration.

“…such is regarded by Kumordzie to be incompatible with the continuation of a normal marriage relationship. As a result, Kumordzie has lost love and affection to the extent that there are no prospects for reconciliation due to irretrievable differences between the parties.”

In her notice, Pokello said: “Be pleased to take note that the defendant has entered an appearance to defend the above action on this 28th day of September.”

No further details were given. According to the court papers Kumordzie and Pokello did not acquire any movable property together.

Early this year, Kumordzie was quoted saying his marriage to Pokello was a mistake.

Kumordzie posted a short video of an engagement ring with a big rock on Thursday with the caption: “I’m definitely not making a mistake on the next one. The right one.”

The two met in the BBA house in 2013 and got engaged in 2014 and had a traditional marriage in 2015.

After rumours of her breakup with Kumordzie, Pokello in a series of cryptic messages on social media tried her best to project a picture of calmness despite the raging storm in her paradise.

“You will hear good things about me; you will hear bad things about me. Think what you want. I ain’t clearing s*** up,” she wrote earlier this year on her social media pages.-zimlive.

Source: Thezimbabwenewslive.com

 

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