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2020 is cancelled!

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Let’s be honest. Very few of us are having a great year. 2020 is not going so well. Unemployment is on the rise. YFm, one of the top radio stations in Ghana, just sacked several top radio presenters and DJs. This includes MzNaa and Caroline Sampson. Can you imagine that?! They’re letting go of their top gunners because they can’t afford to pay them. That’s major.

Just hours ago, Afronation made an announcement. Read the full statement below:

         Full statement from Afronation on its annual festival

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Whatever happened to Afronation 2020? You got that right. Cancelled! Anyone who rushed to purchase tickets for Afronation Portugal 2020 will have to wait till 2021 (And who is to say that won’t get cancelled also?). The Olympics is cancelled. Other sporting events all over the world have been cancelled. Several other events have been cancelled. Your weekend ‘chilling’ itself has been cancelled.

What we’re all most concerned about currently is staying alive. The coronavirus pandemic has infected over 4,200,000 people and killed over 280,000 people worldwide (as at the time of this publication). See the link below for live numbers.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

The entire world is on edge, because health systems are being overwhelmed and no one can accurately predict how things are going to go from here.

So as much as we’re all dying to get back to “normal”, 2020 has presented us with a new normal. A new normal of working from home and schooling via e-learning platforms. A new normal of constantly washing our hands and wearing face masks (walking around looking like gangsters). A new normal of avoiding crowds and handshakes. 2020 has been weird and anything but normal. Can we all just agree to cancel this year like it never happened, and not add it to our age? We certainly wish we could.

By Kwame Aseidu (@justakwame)

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The premiere of the most anticipated Ghanaian crime action thriller; The Agency, postponed to December 2

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We wish to officially announce that Ghana’s most anticipated crime action thriller, The Agency, initially scheduled to premiere on October 1, 2022, has been postponed to December 2, 2022.

This difficult decision became necessary due to some challenges, including a planned renovation by Silverbird Cinemas, commencing two days after the premiere of The Agency movie and lasting about a week. Meaning that subsequent showings of The Agency in the cinema would have to be suspended for the entire duration of the renovation. From a business perspective, this is not prudent as a break in screening would water down the impact we anticipate audience reviews after the premiere will make, while potentially affecting revenue as well. Hence, the need to postpone to a more suitable date.

In considering suitable dates, we had to ensure that the new date was not set too close to or on the same day as any major local or international event and or movie releases. This is also important because it can adversely affect our premiere. After extensive consultations and careful consideration, it became clear that The Agency should premiere in December.

Coincidentally, the National Film Authority called on Cine-God Studios to discuss the Ghana Cinema Week slated for December 2022. The ten (10) day event seeks to revive the Ghanaian cinema culture by encouraging Ghanaians to watch Ghanaian films at various venues across the country. By supporting and participating in this initiative, we get a golden opportunity to access more screens; which means we get to bring the The Agency movie closer to more film lovers across Ghana faster than we initially scheduled.

In all, we believe that this postponement provides an opportunity for us to entertain film lovers without compromising on returns for our investor; a win-win situation.

The Agency is a crime-action thriller movie which tells the story of a very powerful government security agency, which was formed to handle the government’s top-secret operations but which gets corrupted under the leadership of a highly connected female government appointee who uses the agency for back-door business dealings, hence, causing the emergence of a group of highly skilled individuals to embark on a self-sanctioned perilous mission to end the corruption and abuse. It was Executive produced by Amin Ramart and directed by Abu Iddris.

We therefore take the opportunity to apologize for any inconveniences caused and encourage the public to turn out in their numbers on December 2, 2022 for the premiere at Silverbird Cinemas (Accra Mall and West Hills mall) and subsequent showings at venues near them.

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Cine-God Studios

+233 (0) 20 009 4619

www.cinegodstudios.com

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Popular Musicians with just 1 hit song are not talented – Obibini Takyi Junior (OTJ) fires

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Fast-rising Ghanaian musician, Obibini Takyi Jnr has disclosed that popular Ghanaian musicians with just one hit songs are untalented. (more…)

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Nova Blaq’s new EP “Crime of Passion” set for September 16 release

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 Nova Blaq seems to have been packing some serious heat these past months and is set to unleash his debut EP come September 16.

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BNXN says Swedish lady who leaked a bedroom video with him has been arrested for blackmail

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Nigerian singer, Daniel Benson, popularly known as BNXN, has finally spoken out after a Swedish lady leaked his nude and bedroom tape of them together. (more…)

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First wife of Botswana polygamous pastor says we shouldn’t be quick to bash her husband

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Kagiso, the first wife of a popular polygamous pastor from Botswana, Seraki Kemmonye Seraki, has said people should not bash her husband for taking a second wife, Mpho. (more…)

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Wendy Shay Set To Drop ‘Enigma’ EP Following Her ‘Survivor’ From Heartbreak

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Award-winning Ghanaian songstress, Wendy Addo, who is popularly called Wendy Shay is set to drop her first EP titled ‘Enigma’.A simple search of the meaning of ‘Enigma’ in any dictionary brings up the meaning; ‘a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand,’ which is to suggest that Wendy Shay is about to tell the story of how difficult it is for people to understand her unorthodox brand. (more…)

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