THIS YEAR’S VGMA RED CARPET FASHION IS NOT IMPRESSIVE – Oscar Yao Doe

President and Executive Chairman of Eurostar Limousine, Mr. Oscar Yao Doe has expressed his disappointments as far as fashion on the red carpet at the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2019 is concern.

Oscar, a well known fashion critic and enthusiast believes the various fashion styles exhibited at the event especially by celebrities is nothing to write home about and he lays the blame solely on Fashion Designers and stylists who styled these stars for biggest entertainment awards event in Ghana.

Mr. Doe who is head of the review panel of Ghana Fashion Review that rewards celebrities for their looks on the red carpet, shared his candid opinion on the VGMA 2019 red carpet via social after monitoring the awards night and red carpet pictures after the event.

He posted his opinion via the comment section of @Nkonkonsa’s Instagram page hinting that him and his review panel may revive the Ghana Fashion Review initiative to raise the standard again.

“This Year VGMA Red Carpet not impressive! I blame the designers! Almost about 90% of the dresses are not best crafted! I hope the designers will raise their game next time! Even though there have been a lot of improvement with all the efforts we made years ago to encourage red Carpet appearance in Ghana! We still have a long to go! Our designers have to pay more attention to details! We shall take a second look at perhaps reviving the Red Carpet appearance again! @nkonkonsa Please note: this comment is General and it’s my personal opinion”.

Some fashion influencers also agree with Oscar Doe’s opinion stating that there was no “wow factor” and creativity was considerably low on the red carpet this year compared to previous years.

The Ghana Fashion Review is an initiative instituted by car rental company, Eurostar Global Limousine Group, with support from Nkonkonsa.com, Ameyawdebrah.com, Ghanagist.com, Ghkwaku.com, Ytainment.com, Starr FM, Zionfelix.net, Cypressgh.com, GHFashionMarketing, and 4Syte TV. The initiative aims to promote decency among celebrities in Ghana and beyond.

Since 2015 when panel was constituted, about $500,000 have been invested in awarding various celebrities to encourage them to take the fashion and glamour side of show business very serious.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

GHANA FASHION REVIEW PANAL REACTS TO YVONNE NELSON’S COMMENT ON SLAYERS

Ghana’s foremost and most consistent celebrity red carpet fashion review body – the Ghana Fashion Review Panel have reacted to actress Yvonne Nelson’s recent rave on social media.

The “House of Gold” actress has questioned why movie stars in Ghana have now turned themselves into red carpet slayers instead of working hard to reviving the dead movie industry.

“Listen, let’s put in same energy to bring back the dead industry rather than slay on carpets cuz truthfully y’all know there’s no work!”, Yvonne tweeted.

She also stated in another tweet “The industry has so lost its way and they can’t even see it, they all going in that direction. Dressing up to be posted on SM”, 

However, the Ghana Fashion Review Panel led by Mr. Oscar Yao Doe who is President & Executive Chairman Eurostar Limousine, disagrees with Yvonne comments.

Read the full unedited statement from the panel below:

“Slayers will always slay! Yvonne Nelson is totally wrong and she misunderstood the Era we are now! The Era of showbiz glamour sparkling across the Oscar’s, Grammy, Golden Globes, BAFTA, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film festival, Berlin Film festival, AMVCA, etc.

It’s absolutely wrong to suggest that slaying or red carpet glamour is killing movie the industry in Ghana. The Ghana Fashion Review Panel thinks it has rather added the missing link into the Showbiz industry and it should be maintained. Look at what Zylofon Media alone is doing for showbiz industry in Ghana! Slaying is the only element to generate public interest in showbiz industry, and that’s why Nigerian stars including Omotola, Rita Dominic, Genevieve, Mo Abudu etc do take their red carpet appearances seriously, even though they are also considered bigger showbiz icons globally and because they understood the need to take themselves seriously before the public can take them serious! Long and short is that Ghana Movie is not declining thanks to companies like Zylofon and co it’s making some progress; we are hopeful many others will come on board soon to compliment it! Yvonne Nelson has done her best over the years for movie industry in Ghana, but it’s obvious these days because of social media influence and also times has change so public expectations in showbiz are beyond only movie casting.

Showbiz is too broad and very unique! someone can shine in movie casting and someone can shine merely by their personality associated with showbiz , others can also shine through red carpet or even shine been a showbiz pundit! So it depends on one’s own God giving talent or the person unique personality! Others can also shine through showbiz blogging, showbiz photography etc! Showbiz glamour is bigger and lager and it’s can not be narrowed, even slaying alone can be a big hit for someone if you have the talent! It’s well established and it’s also a global trend that stars can be made instantly sometimes through appearance so slaying and red carpet appearance can be a life changing for someone.so therefore showbiz fashion and glamour are all part and parcel of the industry depending on individual talents and ability to improve fashion or grown fashion techniques. And typical example is Kenyan born lupita who got her moment with 12 years slave movie and since then she has been riding high on her appearance”.

Actress Yvonne Nelson has been silent after her tweets went viral. Meanwhile, there has been mix reaction within the movie industry and on the media landscape over her comments.

The Ghana Fashion Review is an initiative established in 2015 by car rental company Eurostar Global Limousine Group, with support from Nkonkonsa.com, Ameyawdebrah.com, Ghanagist.com, Ghkwaku.com, Ytainment.com, Starr FM, Zionfelix.net, Cypressgh.com, GHFashionMarketing, and 4Syte TV.

Since 2015 when panel was constituted, about $500,000 have been invested in awarding various celebrities to encourage them to take the fashion and glamour side of show business very serious.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

“WHY WOULD SOMEBODY WANT ME DEAD?”- Nana Ama McBrown Asks  

Beautiful Ghanaian movie star Nana Ama McBrown has denied reports making rounds in the media that she is dead.

Speaking to Nkonkonsa.com, Nana Ama who couldn’t believe that people would actually want her dead said “It is not true! How would I be speaking to you If I was dead? I can’t understand why someone can actually write story that a fellow human being is dead when they know that the story they putting out is not true. Why would somebody want me dead?”.

The talented actress assured her fans that she is alive, strong and living her life. “I want let my fans know that nothing has happened to me and I am alive by the grace of God”.

Nana also told Nkonkonsa.com that because of the false news about her she is going to do something for her fans live on Facebook and Instagram on Valentine’s Day Tuesday February 14 to reward some of fans who have worried about the news.

Meanwhile, McBrown shared the post below on her Instagram page to deny the rumours and inform fans that she’s strong, healthy and still kicking in life.

“Hello my lovely family, I have been receiving calls and some negative news that your Empress is dead; I am alive, strong and healthy. May God forgive whoever started this rumours mill,” she wrote.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

MCBROWN AND TOOSWEET WIN EUROSTAR-GHANA MOVIE AWARDS 2016 BEST DRESSED CELEBS

Beautiful screen diva Nana Ama McBrown and Actor Toosweet Annan have been announced as the Eurostar – Ghana Movie Awards 2016 “Best Dressed  Female and Male Celebs” respectively on the red carpet.

The two emerged winners after careful deliberations and strict process by the Ghana Fashion Review Panel. Both Nana Ama McBrown and Tooseet Annan take home 3,000-Euro shopping voucher. Joselyn Dumas and Jackie Appiah placed second and third respectively. Dumas receives 2,000 euros shopping voucher while Jackie Appiah gets 1,500 Euros shopping voucher and actor Van Vicker who placed second in the male category receives 2,000 Euros shopping voucher whiles Henry Adofo who was third gets 1,500 Euros shopping voucher.

The entire process started with choosing of the top 10 female and male out of over 50 celebrities. The top 10 female Best Dressed were Moesha Boduong, Salma Mumin, Victory Michaels, Joselyn Dumas, Nana Ama Mamcbrown, Benedicta Gafah, Jackie Appiah, Priscilla Opoku Agyeman aka Ahuofe Patri, Gloria Sarfo and Edem Fairre.  Every top ten nominee guarantee €500 shopping vouchers.

The top 10 female Best Dressed were Moesha Boduong, Salma Mumin, Victory Michaels, Joselyn Dumas, Nana Ama Mamcbrown, Benedicta Gafah, Jackie Appiah, Priscilla Opoku Agyeman aka Ahuofe Patri, Gloria Sarfo and Edem Fairre.  Every top ten nominee guarantee €500 shopping vouchers.

Top 10 Best Dressed Male celebs are Kalybos, Too Sweet Annan, Coded of 4×4, Harold Amenyah, Henry Adofo, Kofi Asamoah, Van Vicker, Mdoe, Dabo and Kojo Rana. All top 10 male nominees are guarantee €500 shopping vouchers.

The number was shortlisted to top 5 for both female and male. Top 5 female are Jackie Appiah, Victory Michaels, Gloria Sarfo, Joselyn Dumas and Nana Ama Mcbrown. All top 5 nominees guarantee increase to €1000 shopping vouchers.

Top 5 male are Van Vicker, Harold Amenyah, Henry Adofo, Coded of 4×4 and Toosweet . All top 5 nominees guarantee increase to €1000 shopping vouchers. The top 3 were selected and the winners were chosen out of the top 3.

After the 2016 Ghana Movie Awards, which happened on December 4 at Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra, 3 female celebrities Selley Galley, Zynnel Zuh and Nana Akua Addo who are all previous winners of  the Eurostar red carpet Best Dressed prize were disqualified from the process.

According to a release by the Ghana Fashion Review Panel led by , Mr. Oscar Yao Doe who is also President & Executive Chairman Eurostar Limousine, reason for the disqualification is that “the three failed to hold themselves as Ambassadors for Ghana Fashion Review Red Carpet, and as a result we cannot associate our unique brand to such behaviour.

It’s our hope that the circumstance will improve in the near future to enable us consider their selection. We believe this decision will send a strong message that no one has a monopoly over the process”.

Eurostar Ghana Fashion Review seeks to reward best dressed celebrities appearance on the red carpet. Eurostar Global Limousines Group has invest about $200,000 awarding Ghanaian celebrities who appear on red carpets at major events in the country with several thousand Euros worth of shopping voucher.

The Ghana Fashion Review is an initiative by Africa’s leading luxury car rental company Eurostar Global Limousine Group with support from media partner including Nkonkonsa.com, Ameyawdebrah.com, Ghanagist.com, Ghkwaku.com, Ytainment.com, Starr FM, Zionfelix.net, Cypressgh.com, GHFashionMarketing,4Syte TV among others.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

NKONKONSA.COM NOMINATED FOR CITY PEOPLE ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2016

Nkonkonsa.com logo (697mm x 193mm)The full list of nominees for the 7th City People Entertainment Awards (CPEA) are out and as usual a number of Ghanaian entertainment stakeholders have made it onto the list.

Nkonkonsa.com‘s Eugene Osafo-Nkansah has been nominated for the Showbiz Blogger/Online Writer of the Year Award (Ghana).

The 2016 CPEA will be held on July 24, 2016 at Yard 158, Oregun, 34 Kudirat Abiola Way, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria. The award aims at recognizing hard work in Africa’s entertainment industry and beyond.

Below is the full list of nominees

Best Actor of the Year Award (Ghana):

Richard Asante aka Kalybos,

Kofi Adjorlolo,

Umar Krupp,

Adjetey Annan,

Majid Michel,

James Gardiner,

Prince David Osei,

John Dumelo,

Artus Frank,

Van Vicker,

Chris Attoh.

Best Actress of the Year Award (Ghana):
Yvonne Okoro,

Jackie Appiah,

Juliet Ibrahim,

Christabel Ekeh,

Salma Mumin,

Martha Ankomah,

Yvonne Nelson,

Joselyn Dumas

Best Supporting Actor of the Year Award (Ghana):

Tosweet Annan,

Jose Tolbert,

John Dumelo,

Samuel Bravo,

Chris Attoh,

James Gardner,

Toosweet Annan,

Eddy Waltson.

Best Supporting Actress of the Year Award (Ghana):

Ella Mensah,

Zunnell Zuh,

Pascaline Edwards,

Doris Sackitey,

Kafui Danku,

Selly Gha Galley,

Emelia Brobbey,

Roseline Ngissah

Entertainment Company of the Year Award (Ghana):

Glitz Africa,

Knight House Entertainment,

Charter House,

Empire Entertainment,

Imajin Advertising,

Event Factory

Best Showbiz-Friendly Company of the Year Award (Ghana):

Tigo,

MTN,

Jack Daniels,

Euro Star Limousines,

Vodafone,

Joy Dadi Bitters

Face of Ghana Movies Award:

Zynnell Zuh,

Yvonne Okoro,

Kofi Adzololo,

Adjetey Annan,

Ella Mensah

Christabel Ekeh,

Majid Michel,

Yvonne Nelson,

Richard Asante aka Kalybos,

Umar Krupp,

Joselyn Dumas,

Adjetey Annan,

Prince David Osei

Best Movie of the Year Award (Ghana):

Ghana Must Go,

Anniversary,

Amakye & Dede,

You May Kill the Bride,

No Man’s Land,

Any Other Monday,

Shattered Lives,

Candle in the Wind,

House Keepers

Hottest Ghanaian Actress In Nollywood:

Yvonne Okoro,

Zynnell Zuh,

Roseline Ngissah,

Ella Menshah,

Yvonne Nelson,

Joselyn Dumas,

Kafui Danku,

Jackie Appiah

Best Movie Director of the Year Award (Ghana):

Kofi Asamoah,

Pascal Amanfo,

Afe Olumowe

Abu Idi,

Frank Rajah

Most Promising Actress of the Year Award (Ghana):

Fella Makafui,

Patricia Opoku-Agyeman,

Lisa Awuku,

Rosemary Zimu

Best New Actress of the Year Award (Ghana):

Becca,

Victoria Michaels,

Wiyaala,

Jessica Williams

Best Indigenous Actor of the Year Award (Ghana):

Kojo Nkansah aka Lilwin,

Bishop Bernard Nyarko,

Bill Asamoah,

Akwasi Boadi aka Akrobeto,

Kwaku Manu

Best Indigenous Actress of the Year Award (Ghana):

Christiana Awuni,

Clara Bensaon aka Maame Serwaa,

Portia Asare Boateng,

Vivian Jill Lawrence,

Tracey Boakye,

Kyeiwaa aka Rose Mensah,

Emelia Brobbey

Ghana Musician of the Year Award (Male):

EL

Shatta Wale,

Sarkodie,

Stonebwouy,

Edem,

Bisa Kdei

Ghana Musician of the Year Award (Female):

Irene Logan,

Efya,

Nana Yaa,

Yaa Yaa

Becca

MzVee,

Wiyaala

TV Station with Best Showbiz Content Award (Ghana):

GhOne,

Viasat 1,

Joy Prime,

Metro TV,

4Syte TV,

Adom TV,

TV3,

UTV

Radio Station With Best Showbiz Content Award (Ghana):

Hitz FM,

Y FM,

Live FM,

Peace FM,

Starr FM,

Pluzz FM,

Rainbow FM,

Hot FM,

Okay FM

TV Hostess of the Year Award (Ghana):

Adwoa Saah Boateng,

Gladys Osei-Wiredu,

Berla Mundi Addardey,

Selly Galley,

Nana Konadu,

Stacy Amoateng,

Gloria Sarfo,

Melody Kukua Ibrahim,

Naa Ashorkor,

Baisiwa Dowuona-Hammond

Showbiz Blogger/Online Writer of the Year Award (Ghana):

Zion Felix Adomako – Zionfelix.net,

Francis Addo – Ghanareporter.com,

Eugene Osafo-Nkansah – Nkonkonsa.com,

Ebenezer Nana Yaw Donkoh – NYDJLive,

Cypress – Cypressghana.com,

Kwaku – Ghkwaku.com,

Ameyaw Debrah –Ameyawdebrah.com,

Ebenezer Anangfio – Ghanagist.com

YVONNE OKORO WINS BEST DRESSED FEMALE CELEB AT SPARROW FESTIVAL 2016 DAY 1

Yvonne Okoro at Sparrow FestivalActress Yvonne Okoro has been adjudged by the Ghana Official Fashion Review panel as the Best Dressed Female Celebrity on the red carpet at the maiden edition of Sparrow Entertainment Festival 2016 day 1 on Friday January 8, 2016.

After a careful review of a long list of female celebrities who graced the red carpet at movie event which took place at Silverbird cinema in Accra, the panel was tasked to choose their top 3.
The well experienced panel led by Mr. Oscar Doe Executive Chairman of Eurostar Global Limousine Group, shortlisted the top 3 Best Dressed Female Celebs namely: Actresses Yvonne Okoro, Nana Akua Addo and Singer Efya.

It was a close call between Yvonne Okoro and Nana Akua but the panel feels Nana Akua lost points with her choice of Shoes. They believe a different colour would have been ideal, so eventually Yvonne Okoro stole the show with red gown.

Celebs are informed that if they fail to take pictures on the red carpet behind the official backdrop, they would not be reviewed because this is a strictly red carpet review.

Chairman of the fashion review panel Mr. Oscar Doe stressed that this review is not to push or force any celeb to go out of their way to buy expensive clothes from only foreign designers but rather encourage them to pay more attention to their public appearance and more especially on the red carpet.

“We Encourage Our Stars To Wear A Tailored Made Ceremonial Attire To Formal Events To Compliment The Occasion But Not “Necessarily Expensive Clothes”Our Concern For Ghana Fashion Has Been Made Clear And From This Day On Our Stars Will Take Public Events Appearance Seriously And To Inspire The Younger Generation!”, Mr. Oscar Doe stated.

Rewiew of The Top 3 Best Dressed Female Celebs

Okoro, Nana Akua and Efya - Top 3
Okoro, Nana Akua and Efya – Top 3

Okoro

Bravo 👏👏👏 we are very pleased after we scrutinized her dress strongly during her recent #GhanaMustGo premiere, and she has responded swiftly with this super gorgeous dress which we think it’s perfectly suitable for a red carpet event in any part of the globe! Colour on point and the most killing is her body language which showed how easily she carried her evening gown and dragged it to sweep the “carpet called red” with style without any apology, and this kind of appearance we expect from our Ghanaian celebrities so they can grow in confidence to attract Global Attention! We reward her with 9.5 points!

Nana Akua Addo

This his lady continue to prove herself without doubt as one of the emerging fashion Diva and Stylish in Ghana and she seems to have a deep knowledge and understanding about fashion, and she takes the “carpet called red” seriously and we believe she deserves all the attention she is receiving because she has been very consistent in her public appearance! Congratulations! We reward her 9.4 points!

Efya

Efya made a very impressive red carpet appearance her dress was on point especially her gorgeous scarf & hairstyle complimented and projected her dress very well 👏👏👏, and we think that gave her a deserving attention on the “carpet called red” we award her 9.3 points! We hope she keeps up her momentum!

The Ghana Official Red Carpet Fashion Review is made possible by Eurostar Global Limousine Group, Nkonkonsa.com, Ameyawdebrah.com, Ghanagist.com and other partners.

Source: Ghana Official Fashion Review

 

#NkonkonsaRedCarpetReview TO CHECK CELEBRITY FASHION IN GHANA

Nana Akua, Zynnel and Selly are the top 3 best dressed female celebs at Ghana Movie Awards 2015
Nana Akua, Zynnel and Selly are the top 3 best dressed female celebs at Ghana Movie Awards 2015

An interesting trend it beginning in Ghana and this will definitely bring some standards in how Ghanaian celebrities dress to events especially on the red carpet.

Ghanaian Celebrity gossip and Paparazzi website Nkonkonsa.com in collaboration with Eurostar Global Limousine Group and Ameyawdebrah.com presents the #NkonkonsaRedCarpetReview.

This is a review of Ghanaian celebrities on the red carpet at various events throughout the year. This is meant to raise the standards of fashion sense of our celebrities to be able to step on any red carpet at any part of the world and also to encourage the celebrities to take red carpet a bit more serious.

After every event, a panel of fashion icons, fashionistas and fashion professionals drawn from several parts of the world led by CEO of Eurostar Global Limousine Group Mr. Oscar Yao Doe would review the various celebrities on the red carpet and present their verdicts as to who are the top 3 best dress females, Most Glamorous African dress, Top 3 best dressed males, Best overall female, Best overall male among others.

Winners each of each category will definitely go home with a fashion prize. The first edition of the #NkonkonsaRedCarpetReview is on the just ended Ghana Movie Awards 2015 and the panel has already begun their work.

Prizes for the respective winners are as follows:

Overall best dressed female winner takes home a medium size bag worth 5000 Euros from any brand of her choice, first and second runners up takes home a designers shoe worth 1000 Euros each from any designer of their choice. The Prizes are sponsored by Eurostar Global Limousine Group Abidjan Office.

Best make up wins 1000 Euros worth of cosmetics from Doir Maison in Paris or any brand of their choice and the most glamorous Africa dress goes home with 1000 Euros worth of any fashion product of her choice.

Prizes for the male celebrities would be revealed in due time. The winners will be duly published on Nkonkonsa.com, Ameyawdebrah.com, Mr. Oscar Yao Doe’s official social media pages and all affiliated social media pages i.e Instagram, Facebook and twitter and other mainstream media platforms (Websites, newspapers, radio, TV etc).

#NkonkonsaRedCarpetReview! Red carpet just got better!

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

 

 

OSCAR DOE BLASTS KOFI SARPONG OVER RED CARPET OUTFIT

Mr. Oscar Doe (middle) with his sister Naomi & Laurent G.M of Kempinski Hotel
Mr. Oscar Doe (middle) with his sister Naomi & Laurent G.M of Kempinski Hotel

The 2015 edition of Ghana Movie Awards happened at the Accra International Conference Center on December 30, 2015 and as usual, the stars paraded at the event to witness it.

There could be no Ghana Movie Awards without red carpet session so most celebrities who attended the awards were on the red carpet to showcase their costumes.

Among all the stars who graced the red carpet at the event, It appears that Gospel musician, Spt. Kofi Sarpong has received most negative comments about the outfit he wore to the red carpet.

The strongest of all the criticisms is from President and Chairman of Doscar Group Global Holdings Eurotour /Eurotour Logistics Eurostar Global Limousine Group Doscar Foundation, Mr. Oscar Yao Doe who commented on Nkonkonsa.com‘s official Instagram page, when the site shared a combined picture of Kofi Sarpong and Lilwin on the red carpet at the event.

According to Mr. Oscar Yao Doe, what the award-winning gospel musician wore to the event is not acceptable on red carpet. Making these criticisms on Instagram, he said organisers of the show should not have allowed Spt. Kofi Sarpong to appear on the red carpet due to his short pants.

Oscar gave thumps up to Kumawood Star Kojo Nkansa Liwin for his traditional wear to the event.

“Remove the gentleman with short pants from the post! It’s not acceptable to wear a short pants to a red carpet event! Lewis Hamilton was denied an entry into 2015 Wenbledon tennis final because he didn’t meet the dressing Protocol requirement and he apologise to the organisers later.

Such events are very important to express showbiz through Art & Culture/Fashion & Style With Elegance! It’s one of the important platform for which Actors are appreciated by the public base on their unique appearance on the Red Carpet! So it’s a serious platform for showbiz”. 

Asked if he thinks Kofi Sarpong shouldn’t been allowed entry in the auditorium, Mr. Oscar Doe said “Absolutely! He was lucky to escape”.

However, when Mr. Oscar was asked about Lilwin outfit on the night this was what he had to say.  “Lilwin dress code met all red carpet Protocol requirement it was purely Ghanaian traditional wear(white Kente cloth) which is highly revered in our society, off course he added a little bit of drama which makes it more colourful

we need to encourage ourselves to create something special for our nation in every aspect of our endeavor especially the art industry & hospitality industry”.

Watch out for Mr. Oscar Doe’s full Ghana Movie Awards red carpet review exclusively on Nkonkonsa.com.   

Checkout some of the Instagram comments below:Oscar Doe Instagram

BISA KDEI’S LATE MOTHER TO BE BURIED ON OCTOBER 31

Sensational Highlife singer, Bisa Kdei’s late mother Josephine Bruce is scheduled to be laid to rest on Saturday October 31.

Bisa Kdei

A source close to the “Odo Carpenter” hit maker has hinted Nkonkonsa.com the three day final journey begins from Friday October 30 to Sunday November 1 2015 when family, friends and sympathizers will have a Thanksgiving service.

The late Josephine Bruce who passed away on Wednesday August 19 at the Cocoa Clinic at North Kaneshie in Accra at age 57, leaving behind eight children including Bisa Kdei.

Bisa whose mother’s untimely demise happened few days hours after he released his latest single “Mansa” is currently going through hard times and this may affect the release of his upcoming #BreakThrough album.