exclusive photos: CELEBRITIES AT EBONY’S FUNERAL

The final funeral rites of late Dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns took place on Saturday March 24, 2018 at the forecourt of State House in Accra.

The burial followed a successful tribute Concert that took place at the Trade Fair on Friday night, March 23, 2018.

The final funeral rites of Ebony attracted high profile personalities, colleague musicians and the creative arts industry players.

Stonebwoy, Amakye Dede, Abeiku Santana, Andy, Afia Schwarzenegger, Yaw Dabo, Kwaku Manu, Wanlov, Kojo Antwi, Patapaa, Ex-Doe, Samini, Country Man Songo, Serwaa, Obour, Rex Omar, Fadda Dickson, Kennedy Osei were among the many celebrities present.

Top officials from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) including, Ibrahim Mahama, Oko, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije. Oye Lithur, among others, also showed up in their numbers to commiserate with friends and family of the late singer.

Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Hon. Catherine Afeku, and other government official were also present to represent the ruling NPP government.

Here are photos from the funeral:

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EBONY’S FAMILY PRAISES DR LAWRENCE TETTEH

The Family of the late Dancehall Artiste, Ebony Reigns, has expressed gratitude to Rev. Dr Lawrence Tetteh, a Renowned International Evangelist, for his support to the family since the death of their daughter.

Nana Opoku Kwarteng, the Father of the late Singer, said the family was indeed humbled by the numerous gestures of love, spiritual guidance and immense support Rev. Dr Tetteh had shown the family.

He said this at a news conference in Accra to announce the final funeral rites for the late songstress.

The final funeral rites have been scheduled to take place on March 24 at the forecourt of the State House and interment at the Osu Cemetery.

Ebony Reigns, before her demise, shared a heart-warming picture with Rev. Dr Lawrence Tetteh on social media.

The songstress, who posted the photo on her Instagram page, captioned it; “I enjoyed our meeting today Daddy,” which means that Rev. Dr Tetteh was her ‘Spiritual Father’.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Rev. Dr Tetteh said he was consoled for the fact that he led her to Lord and led her to accept Him as her personal saviour before her untimely death.

Mr Bice Osei Kuffor (Obour), the President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), expressed appreciation to Rev. Dr Tetteh for his support saying; “This tells us that in times of trouble we know who to call on.”

Born on February 16, 1997, Ebony Reigns, known in private life as Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, died in an accident on Thursday, February 8, on the Sunyani-Kumasi stretch, at age 20.

Her death shook the nation with tributes pouring in from politicians, academia, the showbiz fraternity and well-wishers. Some of her colleagues have also released songs in her honour.

In the two years that she spent in the music industry, she won the heart of many Ghanaians releasing hit songs like: Aseda, Maame Hwe, Hustle, Sponsor, Date Your Father, Dancefloor and Kupe.

OBOUR APPOINTED AS A DEACON

The President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour known in music business as Obour has been appointed a Deacon in his church.

The hip life musician who acceded the MUSIGA Presidency in 2011, told Graphic Showbiz in an interview that apart from his administrative duties for the musicians union, he was also close to God hence his appointment as Deacon at the Redemption Power Ministries in Sakaman, Accra.

“I feel very humbled by the appointment and see it as an opportunity to continue doing the Kingdom business while working on my own salvation with fear and trembling”, he said.

“The more a man grows, the more friends, the more enemies he makes so taking up more responsibilities in Church is my way of drawing closer to God,” he added.

He also added that God gave him his gift of creativity so it is better to use it to progress the work of God and make the world a better place.

He further explained that since 2004, he has been using his music and other God-given talents to assist his community and society positively for a better world and he is still pursuing that vision.

Obour has released songs sch as ‘Konkontiba,’ ‘Oko Aba’, ‘The Game,’ ‘Eye Me Ya,’ ‘Meso Daye,’ ‘Atopa Jenjen,’ among others.

AKOO NANA ACCUSES OBOUR OF CORRUPTION

Hiplife artiste Akoo Nana born William Ato Ankrah has accused current President of the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Obour of corruption.

Akoo Nana who is a member of MUSIGA has lashed out at President Obour, accusing him of spending the union’s money lavishly on his families abroad among other serious allegations.

He accused Obour and his administration of being neglectful and only making efforts to help when musicians get sick or die and yet drives around in big cars and lives in comfortable homes with the hard earned monies of these persons.

The “Wash and Wear” most musicians in Ghana now are frustrated and broke but they are forced to pretend on social media just to remain relevant.

He bemoaned that most Ghanaian artistes pretend to live comfortable lives under the guise keeping face and reputation and yet have to hustle and in most cases chatter uber taxis to run their errands and to mask their hustle.

According to Akoo Nana, musicians have no accommodation, food to eat and in worse cases have had to go through the embarrassing phase of taking monetary donations from the public to cater for their bills when they are hospitalized.

Watch Akoo Nana’s rave in the video below:

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“YOU WILL NOT SEE MY BUTTOCKS IN MOVIES AGAIN”- Majid Michel

majid-michel-1Actor Majid Michel is working hard to consolidate his ‘gains’ as a born-again. Michel is saying no to any movie script that requires him to act any role that is “sexually explicit.”

He disclosed on Hitz FM, he won’t stop being bad in movies, but he will be careful what roles he accepts in movies.

“I’m going to regulate whatever provokes the emotions of man, be it sexually or any negative way. I won’t stop being bad in movies but I will regulate the kind of bad scenes you will see,” says Michel.

“You will not see my buttocks, you will not see sexually explicit scenes, you won’t hear bad language but you will identify things that will propel your spirit to somewhere great. Basically we will reduce all the explicit scenes you used to see.”

Read below our report about Michel’s new life on October 4, 2016 titled Majid Michel thrives under God’s anointing.

In as much as Ghanaian film lovers know that popular actor, Majid Michel is gifted in so many ways, the last thing some Ghanaians least expected him to do, is to minister the word of God to people and deliver those in spiritual bondage.

Members of the public were stunned to see pictures of the ace actor on social media, ministering under the unction of the Holy Spirit.

Award winning actor was spotted at the Zoe Sanctuary with former colleague actors; Pascal Amanfo and Timothy Bentum (Timothy Bentum Ministries).

Michel, known for his ruthless criminal and murder roles in movies has proven to the world that he is a lover of God and wants to spread the light.

This notwithstanding, actor turned man of God, Timothy Bentum is set to bring under one umbrella Actors, Presenters, Professionals and Musicians for Christ (APPMC), a Christian evangelism movement to embark on evangelism targeted at using brands of Ghana’s influential celebrities to win souls for God.

The event was slated to take place at the Maker’s House, Kwabenya in Accra on October 30, 2016.

This year’s event dubbed ‘Disciplining the nation in love’ features Actors like Majid Michel who has been with the movement since inception, Martha Ankomah, Adjetey Annan, Timothy Bentum and his wife Maefia and Artistes like Obour, Cweci Oteng, SP Kofi Sarpong, Kaywa, amongst others.

Source: Livefmghana.com

Photos: CELEBS SURPRISE KWAMI SEFA KAYI ON HIS B’DAY 

20160620_095856Multiple award winning Broadcast Journalist, ‘Chairman General’ Kwami Sefa Kayi turned 46 today.

He got a surprise by many this morning on his “Kokrokoo”morning show by some celebrities who also happen to be his personal favorites.

Some of the celebrities who took over Peace FM’s Studio this morning include BET Award winner, rapper Sarkodie, highlife legend Amandziba, MUSIGA President Obour, Afro-dancehall king, Samini, Ghana Black Stars defender, Jonathan Mensah among others.

Kwami Sefa Kayi’s favorite choral group – the Winneba Youth Choir also performed some great Ghanaian tunes to celebrate his special day.

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OBOUR, KOJO ANTWI, REX OMAR, BANDEX, OTHERS VISIT AMAKYE DEDE

Obour, Kojo Antwi, Bandex others visit AmakyeSome leaders in the music industry have visited ace Highlife Singer Amakye Dede on his sick bed at the Korlr-bu Teaching Hospital in Accra today Sunday January 3, 2016.

The delegation was made up of Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) President Bice Osei Kuffour aka Obour, Chairman of Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) Kojo Antwi, Highlife Musician Rex Omar, Music/Movie Producer Bendex, veteran Highlife Singer Obuoba J.A. Adofo among others.

After seeing the ‘Seeerious’ man who is still dealing his injuries sustained from the accident and the unfortunate death of his manager Isaac Yeboah, the delegation have revealed that Amakye is recovering sturdily.

MUSIGA President Obour shared this on social media: “Visited Amakye Dede with other Giants in the Music Industry. He is recovering. We thank God in all things we give him praise. He knows best”.

Legendary highlife musician-Amakye Dede escaped death this Saturday morning December 2, 2016 when a car he was in with his manager was involved in a fatal accident—that killed the manager on the spot.

The manager – Isaac Yeboah has been the Editor for Ghana’s popular newspaper – P&P for many years—and he was a regular contributor to several showbiz radio programmes in Ghana, including Peace FM’s “Entertainment Review”.

According to reports, the gory accident took place at Bonsu Junction, a few meters away from Paradise resort. A vehicle is said to have crashed into a parked car Amakye Dede, his manager and bodyguard were in—with the manager dying on the spot and the two sustaining serious injuries.

Currently, Amakye Dede and the bodyguard are receiving medical care at a hospital.

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I WANTED MTN TO SIGN SHATTA WALE – SAMINI REVEALS

SaminiGhanaian Afro-Dancehall artiste Samini has revealed on Peace FM’s “Entertainment Review”, that he wanted telecommunication company MTN to sign his musical rival Shatta Wale.

According to Samini he has always seen Shatta Wale as a great artiste and he took him along almost every opportunity that came his way at that time.

“If you ask George Andah of MTN, former Marketing Manager of MTN, before I even signed the MTN deal, when he asked me who else I was thinking of from my genre in Ghana at the time that can make an impact after me, even way before all this started; ask George Andah the name I mentioned to him. Asked George Andah my manager Tony was there”.

Samini sounded very bitter that a brother he was willing to share any little opportunity with, would come back and spread fabricated stories about him.

“So why would somebody like this then comes back with all these fabricated stories that I don’t like him, I don’t want him to perform on shows, I don’t want him to proper and this and that”.

When host Kwasi Aboagye asked Samini which name he mentioned to George Andah, he said “Oh I don’t want to talk too much all am saying is anybody can ask George Andah which name I mentioned”.

Asked if he mentioned Shatta Wale’s name Samini revealed“Well you say that, because at that time his name was Bandana and Ghanaian remember when I touring Ghana in 2004 I went everywhere with him, he was on the bill”.

Revealing how he first met Bandana now Shatta Wale, Samini said he first met Bandana through Obour, current president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).

“He was Obour’s kid I heard him in the studio, when I was going to feature on Obour’s song and I told Obour that guy was good and Obour said he was he kid. So when I was doing my tour I called Obour to bring his kid on board”.   

Samini also revealed that he had wanted to ignore all Shatta Wale said about him, until he (Shatta) insulted his mother, added that his mother suffered high blood pressure because of that.

“My mum’s blood pressure went up because she heard that her son has a beef with someone which nearly caused her life.

“If someone disrespects your mother you wouldn’t take it cool, it is beyond me, he should tell the truth that I offended him and reverse the negative things he said about me,” he posited.

Samini said he heard Shatta Wale apologizing on several media platforms but he would only be cool with him if he apologizes for insulting his mother.

“I will only be cool with him when he apologizes to my mum.” Samini stated adding he has no problem with Shatta Wale so he wants to attend his upcoming Saminifest concert on December 5, he can give him VIP tickets to attend.

AMBULLEY REFUSES TO ACCEPT OBOUR’S WIN

Appietus, Obour and Ambulley at the congress
Appietus, Obour and Ambulley at the congress

Legendary Highlife Musician and Saxophonist Gyedublay Ambulley has refused to officially accept his defeat at the just ended MUSIGA elections.

After complaining about some discrepancies in the process of proxy voting during voting, Ambulley walked out of the conference hall inside Oyinka Hotel in Koforidua looking very disappointed just after the results was declared and he never returned.

The “Radumzo” hit maker refused to officially accept the results, he refused to congratulate Obour, he didn’t give any acceptance speech and he refused to speak to any media person who wanted to interview him after the election.

He drove straight back to Accra immediately the results were announced and has since not author a word. Ambulley has reportedly threatened legal action to challenge Obour’s win in court.

Meanwhile Appietus spoke on Peace FM’s “Entertainment Review” after the elections. He congratulated Obour and stated that he was ready to work with Obour when he invites him but only if he would listen to him.

Obour won the election with 88 votes, Ambulley got 22 votes and Appietus had 18 votes. This would be Obour’s second term as president, Ambulley’s second attempt and Appietus’ first attempt.

Source: NKONKONSA.com