Connect with us

Buzz

Meet Hollywood starlet, Lovie Simone and her super mother, LaNise Oppong

Published

on

When I saw a Ghana flag on the Instagram profile of fast-growing Hollywood actress, Lovie Simone (who stars in the TV show, ‘Greenleaf’, alongside Keith David, Lynn Whitfield and Oprah Winfrey), I started digging to find her roots.

From snooping around, I found out that at least her mother is a Ghanaian-American. LaNise Oppong is the proud mother of four talented children including Lovie. Lovie Simone was born in 1998 in New York. Lovie started her career in 2009, when her manager discovered her at an acting school in New York City. Shortly after signing with her management, she was booked for her first national commercial with JCPenny.

Through the years of her career, Lovie has worked on voice-overs, independent films, print ads and industrials. She is played the role of Jasmine on ‘Orange Is The New Black’ and is currently the loveable Zora Greenleaf on ‘Greenleaf’. Lovie is not LaNise Oppong’s only pride and joy in her bunch of 5 children. She shared her touching story of parenting with Samantha Cee of Fashion GXD Magazine.

Lanise Oppong and daughter, Lovie Simone

Lanise Oppong and daughter, Lovie Simone

“My first son passed away at five months in 1997.  After him I was blessed with four amazing children.  I am not one to toot my own horn but I will say that I believe in prayer and with that my children are flourishing beyond measure.  I am my children’s number one supporter.” LaNise has always taught her children to chase their dreams and never to give up.  As a parent, she believes her job is to make sure that her children are exposed to many positive experiences from which they have their own minds to choose what suits them. Lovie and her twin sister have graduated from high school.  The youngest twin, Yorie Sabrina is attending SUNY Polytechnic where she will be majoring in physics.   Yore is an excellent writer and believes strongly in uplifting and empowering black females.  Her plan is to transfer to a university in Germany after her freshman year so she can experience life abroad.

New York State Senate member Jesse Hamilton gives Stonebwoy a citation for work in the Caribbean

“My son Derick Solomon has just completed the third grade and is reading on a seventh grade level.  He is in a gifted and talented program and he plays on a travel soccer team.  He started his first business last year. He and a friend started a dog walking business in my neighborhood.  He used a portion of his own money saved from selling his dad’s shoes on eBay to put an advertisement in our local paper to promote his business.  His dream is to become a famous soccer player in Ghana as well as own businesses and properties.”The youngest kid in the family, Riley Sanaa at a very young age enjoys reading.  She is a soccer player as well and she loves to act.   Lovie, Derick and Riley all act and have the same manager. LaNise accompanies them to auditions every week as well as preparing them by coaching them with their sides. Yorie has her very own blog and enjoys writing and Lacrosse. ”

After schooling at New York Film Academy, Banky W premieres ‘Music Film Experience’ in Lagos

“When I lost my first son I remained faithful in God.   I knew that he had more in store for me.  I believed if he did it for Job he would do it for me and close to two years after I was blessed with twins and then later my two little ones.   I was hurt in a car accident and had to have spinal surgery.  I didn’t know what my life would be like not being able to work but being home has allowed me to be available for my children.  Every day I live with pain but I am able to cope knowing that my children are excelling because I am there for them. I am not a perfect mother but I do all that I can for my children.”

Advertisement

Buzz

Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ tops Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra & iTunes

Published

on

The Blackmob rapper currently boasts of the hottest song in Accra, Ghana and that’s a fact – according to Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra at least. Listen/stream ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here: https://gambomusic.ffm.to/gambo-boys-aye-wild

 

It turns out the denizens of Accra could simply not get enough of Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ today and rightfully so. The fun song beat the odds and for the first time since its release ranked at #1 on the city’s Top 25 chart list for the day and iTunes. Also earning a spot on one of the streaming platform’s big listings for the region, Top Albums, was the artist’s “New Era” EP which stood at #8 to score Gambo yet another exciting feat.

Gambo outdid the competition and had listeners converging on his song by the bucketload. In regards to his big win today, the ‘Boys Aye Wild’ hitmaker shared: ‘’It was a great feeling to see my song sitting at #1. Seriously. Big ups to Accra for making my day and showing my song that much love. I’m at peace now knowing my brothers are taking the right steps to treat their women right. Ha-ha. Keep the plays coming though and don’t stop’’.

 

Introduced in early 2021 by the Cupertino-based tech giant, City Charts is an updated playlist meant to bring local artists to the forefront of the conversation around music discovery, one it achieves by reflecting the musical tastes of listeners in over 100 cities from around the world on a daily basis.

 

You can check Gambo’s amusing video for ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here:

 

Continue Reading

Buzz

Call For Entries – The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

Published

on

Calling out to all artistes, artiste managements, record labels, producers, instrumentalists, music composers, music industry stakeholders and the public, that nominations for participation in the 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards are officially open.

Kindly note that only published works in the year 2021 will be accepted. Thus, all works from January 1st to December 31st, 2021 should be submitted via our online portal at www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com

There shall be no manual submissions. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 18th 2022.

For assistance, kindly call 050 139 5176, or send a mail to info@ghanamusicawards.com On-the-go-updates are available on social media at Ghana Music Awards on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and online at www.GhanaMusicAwards.com

The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is proudly brought to you by Vodafone, and powered by Charterhouse.

 

Continue Reading

Buzz

Court issues warrant for Okraku Mantey’s arrest

Published

on

The Adentan Circuit Court on Tuesday, 18 January 2022, issued a warrant for the arrest of Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mark Okraku Mantey. (more…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

KiDi earns NAACP Image Award nomination with his hit song ‘TOUCH IT’ (full nomination list)

Published

on

KiDi’s global hit “TOUCH IT” which went viral on social media has been nominated for ‘Outstanding International Song’ at the 53rd National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NACCP) Image Awards. (more…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

“I beg you; I need help” – Veteran actress seeks for $110,000 to undergo life-saving surgery in U.S

Published

on

Actress Adowa Pee who is famed for her role in the popular Sunday Cantata drama on GTV has been hit with a health condition she is struggling to manage and has publicly called for help. (more…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

‘Most Ghanaian women struggle with cooking tomato sauces’ – Sweet Adjeley shares the secret

Published

on

One of Ghana’s most celebrated food vloggers watched and loved worldwide, Sweet Adjeley has disclosed the question most of her Ghanaian audience wants answers to. (more…)

Continue Reading

Trending