photos: CELEBS AT GHANA MAKEUP AWARDS 2018

Second edition of Ghana Make-up Awards came to a successful on Saturday April 28, 2018 at the prestigious Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City in Accra.

The event was graced by a lot of celebrities, Make-up artistes and other personalities. Walking away with the ultimate award for the night was Sandra Don Arthur (Alexandrina Makeup). She won the Makeup artiste of the Year and the Best Editorial Makeup Artiste awards.

Actress and producer Juliet Ibrahim and MC Ato Turkson were hosts for the night. Gracing the event was personalities such as Hon Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Minister of Communications.

Celebrities such as actress Martha Ankoma, Menaye Donor, Dentaa Amoateng, Becca, Zynnel Zuh among others were present. Nominees and top makeup artistes and brands also trooped in in their numbers.

As usual, they put on their fashion game at the event.

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BECCA UNFOLLOWS EVERYONE ON INSTAGRAM

Afro pop songstress Rebecca Acheampong popularly known as ‘Becca’ has deleted most of her pictures on Instagram and posted black and white pictures of her on Instagram following bleaching rumour.

Could it be that the 33-year old singer is just a lover of monochrome or it is a deliberate attempt to sway people’s attention off her alleged skin bleaching?

Well our guesses might be different, but the Ultimate entertainment desk has seen a sudden change and trend on the “African Woman” hit singer’s page on Instagram @BeccaAfrica

As much as any individual cannot go without noticing the hourglass-shaped of Becca, we cannot also go without noticing that Becca with over ten years experience in the music and entertainment industry, has deleted most of her pictures on her page leaving her with just 43 pictures.

The singer who prides herself as a humanitarian now edits her pictures into black and white.

Her fans have been wondering if it’s an attempt to avoid people from comparing her old pictures with her new pictures.

Another change noticed is that Becca has unfollowed everyone leaving her with 1.1 million following.

exclusive photos: MAJID, DUMELO, JACKIE, BECCA, OTHERS AT FRED NUAMAH’s WEDDING

The traditional wedding of Businessman Fred Nuamah and girlfriend Martekor came off in Accra on Saturday March 3, 2018 in grand style.

John Dumelo and Majid Michel led the groom to make his appearance before the family of the bride.

Several of Fred’s celebrity friends including; Martha Ankomah, Oscar Yao Doe, KOD, Coded, Sandra Ankobeah, Van Vicker, Becca  and many others attended the all-white private ceremony.

Fred Nuamah popped the all-important to his girlfriend, Martekor, while on board an Africa World Airline from Accra to Monrovia, Liberia, on Sunday 21, 2018 and she said

They were part of a delegation of actors, including John Dumelo, Confidence Haugen, Jackie Appiah, Van Vicker and his wife, Adjoa Vicker, and media persons attending the inauguration of newly elected president of Liberia, George Oppong Weah.

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Photos: BECCA@10 CONCERT

The much anticipated 10 years anniversary concert for Singer Rebecca Acheapong popularly known as Becca successfully happened at the National Theater on Saturday, October 21.

The event which had tall list of A-list Ghanaian and Nigerian musicians perform was honored by great personalities like Nana Konadu Agyemang, Kojo Antwi, Nana Adwoa Awindor, Iyiola Ayoade, Group CEO of Multiple Concepts Group and Charterhouse, Stacy Amoateng, Roselyn Ngissah, Toosweet Annan, Elikem Kumodzie and many others.

Becca’s parents were also present their daughter on her big day. Her father Mr. Acheampong and his wife who is Becca’s stepmother sat through the show to watch their daughter and her friends entertain the audience.

The “Forever” Singer’s biological mother, Julie Yiadom-Oti, joined her daughter on stage with a gift to climax the event. The songstress wore five different outfits before the decade commemoration concert ended on Sunday, October 22 2017

Artistes who helped to celebrate Becca at the concert included Bisa Kdei, MzVee, Kidi, Kuami Eugene, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale and Shatta Michy, Kwabena Kwabena, VVIP, Joyce Blessing, M.I Abaga, Wizkid, Patoranking, Wande Coal, Mr. Eazi, Ice Prince and many others.

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Photos: GIFTY ANTI’S TRADITIONAL BABY NAMING CEREMONY

Award winning Broadcast Journalist/Feminist Gifty Anti and her husband Oyekechire Ansah Kwaw – Chief of Adumasa, have officially outdoored their royal baby as tradition demands.

The much-talked about naming ceremony of the baby of Nana Ansah Kwao IV, Chief of Edumasa in the Eastern Region and his wife Gifty Anti took place Sunday October 15, 2017 at Edumasa in the Eastern region.

The ceremony, which started as early as 7am, had both Traditional and Christian elements, was well-attended with some list of dignitaries including former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, satirist Kwaku Sintim Misa (KSM), Becca, Ceccy Twum, Afia, KOD and Mr. George Owusu, former CEO of EO Group.

The programme, which was the first of its kind in the community, witnessed a colourful cultural display, coincided with the two years marriage anniversary celebration.

Gifty Anti carried the baby and sat next to the queen mother Nana Afrakoma till she was called to hand the baby to the Chairman of the Council of Elders to carry on the naming rituals, which was followed by administering of honey, water and wine instructing the baby to uphold truth and integrity throughout her life.

After that, the baby was given back to her mother who passed her on to the Queen mother to decorate her with bracelets, as she performed while speaking words of wisdom and inspiration to her.

Some selected elderly guests were given the opportunity to speak words of inspiration to the newborn baby, which included Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings and Mr. George Owusu, bringing the traditional part to an end.

After that, the royal couple was ushered into the ceremonial grounds to begin the Christian naming ceremony and refreshment. Two magnificent cakes donated by Curious Cakes, a subsidiary of EKGS Culinary Institute, were cut to climax both naming ceremony and wedding anniversary.

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BECCA`S ALBUM LISTENING SET FOR AUGUST 11 INSIDE CARBON NITE CLUB

The queen of Ghana`s music industry Rebecca Acheampong aka Becca of Zylofon Music has activated series of activities to mark her album release which marks her 10th anniversary in the music industry.

After publicizing the pre release and order online, Becca in collaboration with her Zylofon team have planned a listening session with key industry stakeholders to have a first taste of the 13 beautiful songs on the album called UNVEILING.

To make the listening session a memorable one, one of Africa`s top DJ `s in the person of Nigeria`s own DJ Spinall will be steering affairs as a special guest performer in the Carbon nite club on Friday when the event kicks off finally. He will be doing that alongside our very own top DJs like DJ Virusky  of Star fm and DJ Sam Sheldon who are all poised for action on the night.

Though the listening session which is a world music practice is open to the public as Carbon Nite Club will be operating their Friday night session, the attention is to have all key stakeholders coming in to have a  firsthand information of the album and what it entails.

Becca`s UNVEILING listening session is being put together by Zylofon Media with support from Hennesy and Carbon Nite Club.

ZYLOFON MEDIA LAUNCH GHANA ARTS CLUB

Entertainment Company Zylofon Media, in its quest to help grow the Ghanaian entertainment industry, has launched an all-inclusive arts club in the country.

The launch of the club is part of several activities activated by the fast-growing entertainment and media outfit in the past few months.

Recently, Zylofon Media revealed its intentions of venturing into movie productions. In line with this intention, the company has unveiled five actors they say will spearhead and help them achieve that dream.

The five – James Gardiner, Bibi Bright, Toosweet Annan, Zynnell Zuh and Benedicta Gafah were unveiled at a ceremony at the Zylofon Media headquarters in Accra last Friday.

Prior to the unveiling of the five movie personalities, the company had also signed on five musicians – Kumi Guitar, Becca, Stonebwoy, Joyce Blessing and Obibini – to Zylofon Music wing of the company.

The Ghana Arts Club, according to the company, will train and give professional help to budding talents in the art and the entertainment industry.

With a registration fee of ¢600, up-and-coming musicians, models and actors will get access to all entertainment facilities at Zylofon Media.

The three branches of the club are headed by accomplished music producer, Willi Roi; experienced model and fitness coach, Joshua Ansah; and renowned actor and film producer Eddie Nartey respectively.

Speaking at the unveiling on Friday, Samuel Atuobi Baah, Head of Communications at Zylofon Media noted that the club will help provide a good hub of creative arts talents who will take over from the country’s older creative arts practitioners.

He stressed that apart from the Ghana Arts Club proving an indirect investment to the creative arts industry, it will serve as a pool of talents where various outfits can tap into.

WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE ABOUT – Zylofon Media Speaks

After signing on 10 artistes in the last six months, tongues have started wagging about whether entertainment company, Zylofon Media really knows what it is about.

But Zylon Media wants those tongues to stay put because it has ‘its head well screwed on’ and the fast track signing on of artistes is a good business decision.

Artistes under the wings of the company are Kumi Guitar, Becca, Stonebwoy, Joyce Blessing, Obibini, James Gardener, Benedicta Gafah, Bibi Bright, Zynell Zuh and Too Sweet Annan.

Although they they do not reveal all, Zylofon Media is believed to offer juicy deals comprising of houses, large sums of money, cars among others which is making people wonder how they are going to break even and go ahead to make profit.

Among industry players who feel the rapid sign-ons of Zylofon Media may result in it going the way of of similar companies that have preceded it, is artiste manager, Enoch Adjepong.

“Why do you think the likes of Mad Time Records, Goodies and Agicoat went out of business? Records sales are no more booming in Ghana and I wonder why a new record label would sign on so many artistes.

“Honestly what are they signing the artistes for; there is no way Kumi Guitar for example can make profit for the four year contract he has signed”, Enoch Agyepong who manages Fatao Keita, traditional artiste said.

According to him, he would not have any doubts if Zylofon Media just wants to use the artistes to organise events but to rake in sales is a bit far fetched for him.

However, Samuel Atuobi Baah, Head of Communications at Zylofon Media has a different story to tell.

According to him, Zylofon Media knows what it is about adding that his outfit took into consideration all the advantages and disadvantages before signing the artistes on.

“It is not as if the company has a lot of money to throw away. We want to help the entertainment industry that has suffered for a long time to grow. The entertainment industry to have a record label to sign on great talents” he said.

He explained that, Zylofon Media did a lot of research before it began operating.

“We are aware of all the record labels that signed on a lot of artistes and went burst. We have a well-thought out plan and very soon Ghanaians will know that Zylofon Media means business” he stated.

To him it is too early for anyone to describe Kumi Guitar as a failure adding that their outfit has a great plan for the Break Into Two singer. Mr. Samuel Atuobi Baah revealed that a lot of artistes are knocking on their door to be signed on. “ But we are not just signing for signing sake, we mean business and when our outfit is convinced about a particular artiste then we put pen on paper” he added.

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Photos: STONEBWOY MARRIES A DENTIST

Award-winning Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy real name Livingstone Etse Satekla, legally got hitched to his girlfriend, Dr Louisa Ansong, last Friday.

The traditional marriage rites for the couple was held at the bride’s family home at Tema, followed by the White Wedding which attracted the crème de la crème of the showbiz fraternity held at the Unique Floral Events Centre, Trade Fair centre in Accra.

Among the guests in attendance were Kofi Kinaata, SP Kofi Sarpong, Abraham Attah, Becca, Elikem, Emmanuel Adebayor and former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah.

On Wednesday, Dr Ansong had her bridal shower at the Allure Spa in the City’s Special Rainbow Room.

The Bhim Nation queen graduated as the Overall Best Student (Dental Surgery) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) when she won six out of the nine awards during the graduation ceremony last year.

The new couple is said to have started dating in 2015.

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Watch: BECCA RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “YOU & I”

Singer Rebecca Acheampong aka Becca has released visuals for her latest single  “You & I” under her new recored label Zylofon Music.

“You & I” is an R&B pop song that takes us back into the 90’s golden era of the genre. The sound is western urban contemporary, but the emotion is all African as Becca’s lyrics are directed towards her lover with hopes of reconciling and calming a rocky relationship marked by disagreements.

The music video articulates the feel of the track perfectly with the dramatic lovers’ quarrel opening scene common in 90’s R&B music videos.

The rest of the video shows her wearing house clothes, sometimes fresh out of bed at the centre of panoramic views of a mansion while she pines for her love, hoping for a reconciliation by declaring “it’s you and I tonight”.
The video was directed by Patrick Elis.

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