VICTORIA LEBENE SLAMS #FEARKILLSDREAMS CAMPAIGN

Actress/Model, Victoria Lebene has slammed an on going social media campaign on fear #FearKillsDreams.

The campaign which seeks to bring to the fore how people live their lives in the shadow of their fears and how they can face their fear enable them accomplish their full potential, features some of Ghana’s leading known personalities such as Nana Aba Anamoah, Kofi Okyere Darko, Brommon, Jon Germain, Samini, Edem, Kemini Amanor and Fiifi Coleman speaking to their individual definitions of fear and what it does to us.

However, Victoria Lebene seem to disagree with the initiators of the #FearKillsDreams because she believes it is people who kill dreams and not fear as the campaign seek to project.

She expressed her opinion about the on going fear campaign via her Instagram.

Read her post unedited below:

“Dedicating this article to some of the young talents in the Creative arts industry and in Ghana as a whole. 

I stand against the notion that fear kills dreams. Yes it’s true that fear is the unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger. Unfortunately, negative thoughts and self-doubt breeds negativity. Inferiority complex, low self-esteem, lack of confidence and a lot more. All these are contributing factors to fear but the question is where are all these being derived from?

 There are tons of women out there who are one way or the other frustrated, they have poured out energies to no good, they’ve tried seeking platforms where they could execute their talents and aspirations but hardly do they get the chance. Fraustration out of these canker of #SexForJobs #SexForGrades #SexForRoles #SexforEverything. Some authorities that would want sex while they seek platforms to exhibit talents or jobs to better themselves.

 I’ve had series of messages through my media platforms of young ladies and their encounter with men asking for help to bring forth their modeling or acting career and some who are even ready to work with me as helps in my house. Look at some young ladies going all out in bikini and semi nude shoots, going out for auditions, meeting with agency casting calls, sleeping in music studios and so forth. Do you ever think they are fearful? Do you think if they were that scared, afraid, they would ever dare to? It’s simply because they do not have the right platforms to exhibit, practice and execute their thoughts and capabilities.

I think it’s high time we embraced talents from all angles, appreciate young talents and crafts, accept people the way they are and help in bettering them even if they have flaws and stop focusing on fear, fear has noting to do with dreams unless there is no hope to live that Dream. 

I am standing in for the youth in this country that have somehow tried their best to pursue their dreams and had no opportunity even when they tried. Let’s kill the causes of all dream killers and rather advocate for #dreamkillsfear It is people that kill dreams, not ‘ fear ‘Young generations need genuine help without no strings attached!”

Watch video of the Fear Campaign below:

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Video: MALE CELEBS MODEL FOR NINETEEN57 BY KOD

Broadcaster/Fashion Designer Kofi Okyere Darko popularly known as KOD had some male celebrities model in his fashion brand NINETEEN57 BY KOD at the just ended ‘Rhythms On The Runway’ 2017 fashion show.

The event which took place at the Banquet Hall, State House on Saturday April 1, 2017, saw male celebrities including Rapper Kwaw Kese, Actor Harold Amenyah,  Benny Blanco, P.Y. Addo Boateng, Musician Coded, among others hitting the runway to climax the fashion show.

Watch the male celebs doing their thing on the runway:
Check out performances by Sarkodie, Akwaboah and Bisa Kdei:

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Photos: CELEBRITIES HIT THE RUNWAY AT RHYTHMS ON THE RUNWAY 2017

Several celebrities hit the runway at ‘Rhythms On The Runway’ 2017 fashion show over the weekend.

The well produced event which gave a nice blend of music and fashion took place at the Banquet Hall, State House on Saturday April 1, 2017.

Some of the celebrities who graced the runway includes Rapper Kwaw Kese, Actor Harold Amenyah, TV/Radio Host Akumaa Mama Zimbi, Radio Presenter Lexis Bill, TV Presenter Benny Blanco, P.Y. Addo Boateng, Actor James Gardiner, Musician Coded, TV Presenter Anita Akuffo among others.

The event hosted by Nathanial Attoh and Vimbai Mutinhiri from Zimbabwe, was put together by Fashion Designer/Broadcaster – Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD).

The night witnessed unforgettable musical performances from Sarkodie, Wutah Kobby, M.anifest, Bisa Kdei and Akwaboah.

Best African fashion was showcased on the runway from well respected designers including Ophelia Crossland, Abrantie The Gentleman, Velma’s Accessories, Bon Collections, NINETEEN57 BY KOD, South Africa’s Palse, as well New York – based Kenyan Designer Narok.

‘Rhythms On The Runway’ was part of the activities to mark the year long Ghana at 60 Independence anniversary. See more photos below:

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Photos: STARS TAKE OVER KOD’S #BLACKISBLACK PARTY 

blackisblack-party-1Popular Broadcaster Kofi Okyere Darko aka KOD has successfully pulled off yet another great celebirity party.

The LIVE FM Presenter’s reign as the ultimate party organizer continued with an amazing event at the newly opened plush Club Oynx , Cantonments Saturday October 8, 2016.

The party dubbed BlackIsBlack saw hundreds of people including celebrities and business leaders in attendance. It was a night of fashion, style and great music, and also the official after party for the 2016 Glitz Africa Fashion Week.

There was a mini-birthday celebration for Jeff Sowah, Brands and Manager Manager of Excellence In Broadcasting (EIB) Network. Some of the celebrities present were Nana Ama McBrown, Singer Efya, Soccer star Afriyie Acquah, Berla Mundi, Salma Mumin, AJ Sarpong, Elikem Kumordzi, D-Black, Eddy Blay, Hajia4Real, among others.

The event was a NINETEEN57 by KOD initiative in partnership with Ovation International, EuroStar Limousine Group, Moet and Chandon and X Men and the Hair Center.

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KOD’S FATHER PASSES AWAY

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Sad news Reaching Nkonkonsa.com in this morning indicates that popular Broadcaster Kofi Okyere Darko aka KOD has lost his dad.

According to family sources, the Live FM Presenter and fashion icon’s dad was 85 and he died early Wednesday morning April 20, 2016.

KOD confirmed the sad news with these few words on his WhatsApp status this morning “Sleep well dad…Love you,”

We are yet to confirm the cause of his death.

Our condolences to KOD and his family.

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KOD OFFERS GH₵500 FOR ELECTORAL COMMISSION LOGO

KOD 4Radio Presenter Kofi Okyere Darko aka KOD has waded into the controversy surrounding the newly released logo for the Electoral Commission ahead of the November 7 general elections.

The popular LIVE FM presenter has offered to a pay GH₵500  to any professional graphic designer who can be able to design a better and more appropriate logo for the Electoral Commission of Ghana.

In video he shared on Instagram on Sunday, the Nineteen57 CEO said:

“If you are out there, you are a graphic designer and you know you are very talented please design a new logo for the Electoral Commission. I am going to give you GH₵500. May be its not what you want but GH₵500 go on”.

This is the process of the competition as captioned by KOD:

Post it up on any social media platform with the hashtag #KODECLOGOCHALLENGE. I will repost your work and together we will choose the best logo befitting our electoral commission. Remember to add the tagline of TRANSPARENCY FAIRNESS AND INTEGRITY #KODECLOGOCHALLENGE . DEADLINE IS COMING FRIDAY, 22 APRIL, 12NOON & YOU HAVE TO BE GHANAIAN OR AFRICAN.  

Let’s see if someone come up with another logo for the EC.

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KOD ANGRY OVER PASTOR CHRIS’ CRUSADE IN ACCRA

KOD classicman 3Popular Ghanaian Fashionista and Broadcaster Kofi Okyere Darko aka K.O.D has expressed his anger over a mammoth crusade by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome on February 5, 2016 at the Black Stars Square and the Accra Sports Stadium.

KOD took to Facebook to express his opinion as thousands of people converged at the Black Stars Square to see the man of God, causing heavy traffic in and around Accra central.

According the Live FM presenter he received a call from his daughters’ school that school had to close earlier on Friday than the normal closing time due to the Crusade.

“Is it that people think times are so hard and only God can redeem them or some people simply have nothing to do? Why is the independence full at midday on a Friday because a man of God is in town? Is that a reflection of the unemployed or better self-employed?

Some of us have lost faith in saying a prayer for ourselves and believing God would listen…What makes another mortal’s prayer better than yours? Just my thoughts…And I had a call from my daughter’s school to pick her up early because of the crusade. Really??????”, KOD asked. 

KOD also revealed that he has had several people criticizing him over his comments but his opinion remains the same.

“Had loads of vitriolic attacks inboxed me because I had a problem with people who abandoned work or probably don’t work and went to the Independence Square. My opinion remains the same my people. I doubt how many of you really went there for salvation …You probably went because you have one problem or the other and not to get a better relationship with God. May He open our eyes to see/know Him and do His will on earth. Amen”.KOD - Pastor ChrisThe Ghana Police temporarily closed down some major roads in Accra on Friday February 5 due to the major crusade by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

Pastor Chris is a Nigerian Minister who is the founding president of Believers’ Love World Incorporated also known as Christians Embassy.

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KOD STEPS OUT AS A CLASSIC MAN

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Stylish Radio/TV/Event Host, Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD) is out in a very classic way.

The Live FM Presenter has shared a couple of new photos shot by award-winning photographer Emmanuel Bobbie somewhere in Accra with that executive serious look.

Kofi has tagged his new photos #ClassicMan.   

Aside his affable presentation skill on stage and Radio, Kofi is a known fashionista who won the ‘Most Stylish Radio Personality of the Year’, two months ago at the maiden edition of the glamorous Glitz Style Awards. He won the award for a radio personality who most embodies the spirit of fashion and style.

KOD also owns a fashion brand Nineteen57 by KOD which styles most male celebrities and he also runs a fashion shop in Osu which sells his products.

Kofi Okyere Darko is the true definition a classic modern fashionable African man.

Checkout his new photos below:KOD classicman KOD classicman 1 KOD classicman 2 KOD classicman 3


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GLITZ STYLE AWARDS 2015 FULL NOMINEE LIST REVEALED

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Glitz Africa, publishers of Glitz Africa Magazine and creators of the Glitz Africa Fashion Week, have announced the nominees for the maiden edition of “Glitz Style Awards”.

GLITZ Style Awards is established to celebrate and recognize true inspirational creativity, success and contributions to the Fashion and style industry in Ghana annually.

The strategic focus of the awards is to strengthen the growing Ghana fashion industry through development, promotion and setting international industry standard.

This event is an opportunity for the fashion industry to celebrate and promote the extraordinary creative talents in Ghana and Africa as a whole. The ceremony will be a Glitz Africa big night out to see the best of the Ghanaian and international fashion industries joined by a glamorous line-up of guests and presenters.

The full list of nominations is:

Accessory Designer of the year

Mabel Simpson – mSimps

Selina Bebaako-Mensah – Selina Beb

Kati Torda – Sun trade beads.

 

Best Dressed Celebrity On The Red Carpet

Joslyn Dumas

Yvonne Nelson

Sandra Ankobiah

 

Best Individual Style

Kwasi Kyei Darkwah (KKD)

Emmanuel Owusu Bonsu (Wanlov)

Wiyaala

 

Most stylish Business Executive

Nana Asante Bediatuo

Bola Ray

Elikem Kuenyehia

 

Designer Of The Year

Sumaiya and Kabutey Dzietror – Pistis

Oheneba Yaw Boahman – Abrantie

Aisha Ayensu – Christie Brown

 

Emerging Designer of the year

Bertha Owusu – Lumiere couture

Alinafe Naphu Misomali – ALINAFE

Marie Kipre – Totally Ethnik

 

Fashion Blogger for the year

Afua Rida – styledbyrida.com

Allen Coleman –byallencoleman.com

Naa Adjeley Konney – trendsandblendsgh.com

 

Fashion Photographer of the year

Emmanuel Bobbie

Steven Adusei

Steve Ababio

 

Model of the year

Julee Bocoum

Roselyn Ashkar

Prince Ibrahim

 

Most Stylish Music Star

4 X 4

Becca

Samini

 

Most Stylish TV Personality

Joselyn Dumas

Sika Osei

Kwadjo Frimpong

 

Most Stylish Movie Star

Yvonne Nelson

Lydia Forson

Chris Attoh

 

Most Stylish Radio Personality

Lexis Bill

Jon Germain

Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD)

 

Red Carpet Designer of the year

Poqua Poku

Pistis

Duaba Serwa

 

Most Stylish Sports Personality

Stephen Appiah

Dede Ayew

Sulley Muntari