Dr. Zilla Limann, daughter of Ghana’s late former President Hilla Limann, has expressed sorrow over her father’s legacy stressing Ghanaians have ”under-appreciated” him.
Dr. Hilla Limann was President from 24th September 1979 and was overthrown in 1981 when former President Jerry John Rawlings staged a coup d’état.
Dr. Limann is said to have re-contested the Presidential seat in 1992 but wasn’t elected.
He was the only President of the 3rd Republic of Ghana.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Nkonkonsa.com, the daughter of the late President explained why her father’s legacy is not remembered in the country.
Dr. Zilla Limann believed her dad is not acknowledged in the history books of Ghana’s heroes because the Rawlings’ regime did everything in their power to wipe away Limann’s track record so that Ghanaians would forget his good works.
To her, although she was very young when her father was ousted from power, she however remembers her father’s vision for Ghana.
”…for what he stood for, he said his ideology is Ghana. So, for him, anything Ghana; it didn’t matter what it was. It was Ghana and that is how he thought and that is what was his vision…And he actually did quite a bit in his time [you know]. So, he took over at a very turbulent time when the economy was really bad. And, in his time…in the 2 years that he was there, he did quite a bit and he was able to start turning around the economy.”
She is therefore downhearted that her father’s sacrifices for a country he strongly believed in have all gone down the drain.
”I think he’s very much under-appreciated and that’s also because the knowledge is so limited. They don’t seem to know much about my dad and what he did. Even me, I think I don’t even know enough because I wasn’t old enough…But knowing what I know now, he was very under-appreciated but then I found out later on that, after the coup happened, it appears there was a deliberate attempt to wipe off everything he did…So even looking for stuff on him is very hard. It’s very, very hard finding things about my dad. I guess because it was a coup. They sort of wiped out a lot of things.
Renowned actor and broadcaster Mikki Osei Berko is worried about the future of celebrities in the country.
According to Mikki Osei Berko, affectionately called Master Richard, 80 percent of Ghanaian celebrities are very poor and cannot fend for themselves.
He disclosed that a large chunk of the celebrities are only masquerading themselves as rich and affluent people but they return to their various houses to cry themselves to bed.
Mikki Osei Berko made this shocking revelation in an interview with Nkonkonsa.com where he stated emphatically that aside the celebrities being paupers, they also cannot afford their own medical care and so become sick without any financial support.
He asserted that what the celebrities, particularly actors and actresses in the country, do best is ‘‘outside gentility, home cry”, to wit they spend time and energy showing off to their fans and followers to gain social presence while they go back home destitute.
In his candid opinion, they are not serious about the business aspect of their celebrity status.
“They enjoy the talent and the exposure. They don’t care about the business of their lives . . . They’re not serious,”he said.
Mikki Osei Berko has about 26 years of experience in the entertainment industry insisted that the industry does not pay celebrities well.
He claims that a lot of Ghanaian celebrities are living hand to mouth.
‘‘Some of us cannot even afford medical care. That is the honest truth. About 80% of Ghanaian celebrities cannot afford decent medical care. Most of the Ghanaian celebrities are paupers . . . People are doing ‘outside gentility, home cry’ . . . Where are the jobs? What do they do? Ghanaian celebrities, what do they really do to earn money? Just find out if there is any film that has paid an actor even GHC 10,000 . . . Find out from the last 5 years, what film has even given an actor 20,000 cedis,” he posited.
”Where do they get the money? What do they do to earn money?” he asked and advised his colleague celebrities to concentrate on securing their future by making investments to better their lives.
Renowned gospel artiste, Jojo Immanuel-Lawson, a British/Ghanaian has released a new official music video for “LET THERE BE” A CHANGE IN THE ATMOSPHERE, a track off his debut album, “Speak Lord”, to sum up the Cry of Nations through this Pandemic.
It is an intimate, heart felt encounter moment with God in worship. It highlights mankind’s constant need for God. Certainly an essential prayer for our world today.
He recently released a new single and an official video , this Awesome Music Video and song by Jojo Immanuel-Lawson was released on Easter Sunday – 12th April 2020 on his YouTube Page.
The music sums up the cry of nations in the current Coronavirus pandemic where in the face of an invisible common enemy, all we can do is to petition for the invisible hand of God to Shift this Load and Cloud of Fear, uncertainty and total helplessness of humanity away and to bring a desperate Change in the Atmosphere.
Jojo Immanuel-Lawson is a renowned Gospel Music Singer and Evangelist/ Speaker/ Writer ,Mentor, a radio presenter, the President of CPals network ,an author and a passionate servant of Christ who has travelled and ministered in Music and the Word of God for over 30 years in more than 10 countries around the world .
He is an award winning artiste, conference Speaker, Mentor, a radio presenter, the President of CPals network and an author to mention a few.
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Music duo GH Story have released for video the most recent patriotic song.
Gh Story is a musical duo made up of two energetic and creative young men – Toka and Kuzni from Accra.
Their latest single ‘Ghana’ produced by Appietus, talks about how the future of Ghana depends on the attitude of the people and our leaders. GH Story have re-echoed the need for us to change our attitude as Ghanaians.
After a shaky start of her music career with her much talked about debut single ‘Fa Me Ko’, actress-turned-singer Emelia Brobbey is back as promised with her second single titled “Odo Electric” featuring RuffTown Records signee Wendy Shay.
Both audio and visual for Emelia’s new single was released on Tuesday 21, 2020. The official was video shot and directed by McWillies for FlashBack Media and the song was produced by MOG Beat.
Actress and Social Media Influencer Andrea Owusu popularly known as Efia Odo said most Ghanaians are “Hypocrites” and “Fools”.
Efia who was pouring her heart out on social media about how people insults her over her choice of dressing, said she owns her body and she can decide what she wears or which part of her body she wants to expose.
In a lengthy video on Instagram, Efia said 90% of Ghanaians are hypocrites and fools and she can’t understand why people cannot just mind their business.
According to her, how she dresses does not determine her personality or how pure her heart is. She said no amount of insults or negative comments will make her change her lifestyle or fashion style.
The quest of many Ghanaians to make it in life has made many fall prey to wicked men in many parts of the world. Whenever a Ghanaian is abused on a foreign land, the believe is that, indigenes of their host country are the abusers.
A story from a young Ghanaian who sojorn to Libya is giving a different direction about torture that is meted to Ghanaians outside their home country.
Appiah (not his real name) was working as a teacher in Goaso in the Ahafo Region of Ghana peacefully until a friend told him of the numerous job opportunities in Libya.
Convince that Libya will provide him with a better job that will pay him well, He started the journey from Tudu in Accra and used Niger route to Libya.
While in Libya, His contact was at work and he (Appiah) had to find a place to stay till his host return from work on his off day.
At Agadez, he was told that, there is a Ghanaian at Sabah still in Libya who can accommodate him till he finally see his contact. Unknown to him, the Ghanaian he contacted was a kidnapper. He (the victim) was locked up in a room with others.
In the room were some Ghanaians and other nationals. They were forced to tell their families back home that they have fallen into the hands of some wicked Arabs and until monies are transferred to the Ghanaian by name Kwadwo Asante for him to pay a ransom to the kidnappers, they will suffer and die in pain.
Until the requested ransom is paid, beatings and torture is the order of the day.
Attached to this story is a video of his narration and evidence of the torture.
Ghanaian music duo Keche over the weekend released the much awaited million dollars video titled “Odo” which was shot in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
According to a close source, the video was shot at one of the most expensive locations in Dubai where top African musicians have had some of their videos shot in the past.
The video which was premiered at the premises of 4syte TV on 25th May 2019 saw top industry players in attendance and popular hiplife musician D-Cryme as Mc with a live telecast on 4Syte TV.
After the launch,The duo were very grateful to their new management team Golden Empire Legacy Limited that officially signed and outdoor them with a whooping GHC2.5 million (equivalent to USD $500,000) plus three-bedroom apartment and two Hyundai Elantra saloon cars to help them run their day-to-day activities.
It’s a step by step movement from Wendy Shay with the best of music.
The female act signed to RuffTown Records released her debut album on the 20th of December, 2018 and it was captioned Shay On You. Surprisingly, the title of the album is also a single on the album.
“Shay On You” is an afrodancehall themed song in which she brings the best of her afrobeat craft and fuses it with the dancehall genre. For someone who is new to dancehall, the Uber Driver hitmaker puts much energy into this one to make a statement. Shay On You is coined from her name Wendy Shay with the song sending the message that she is right in the faces of people and they must be ready to accept her as she is here to stay. Music is about versatility and she gets it on point.
This single comes with a music video which was directed by Yaw SkyFace. Shot on location in Jamestown, a suburb of Accra, the video shows a different element of Wendy Shay in the midst of men in a male dominated music industry. Not perturbed, her stand is very strong and she is ready for the game.