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US-Based Ghanaian Surgeon Dr Michael Obeng Writes To Clarify His Alleged Arrest In Ghana

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In the past 24 hours, I have been overwhelmed by calls from friends, family, patients and well-wishers expressing concern about reports in the Ghana media regarding my alleged arrest.

First of all, I would like to assure everyone that I’m back home safely in Beverly Hills by the grace of the Almighty God. I flew into Ghana on July 21, 2021, en route to Gabon and Cameroon to evaluate and discuss the best way to improve the health care delivery in the region. This included but not limited to, providing free reconstructive surgeries for their nationals through my non-profit organization, RESTORE Worldwide, Inc.

I have never performed surgery in Ghana for money. And this time around I did not perform surgery for money, this is not the reason why I come to Ghana. I have been travelling to Ghana with my team of doctors and volunteers for the past 14 years to perform free reconstructive surgeries. To date we have performed over 1,000 surgeries valued in excess of 50 million US Dollars, including a substantial amount of my own money. The Ghana Medical and Dental Council know me well and are aware of my RESTORE foundation and its activities.

My Beverly Hills office is frequently inundated with requests from Ghanaians wanting to know if and when I would be performing surgeries in Ghana. We have always responded categorically that I do not perform cosmetic surgeries in Ghana, so some of them will request an online consultation since they are not able to travel to the US because of COVID- 19 and other reasons.

My staff being aware of my trip to Ghana put out a notice on our social media platform that I had agreed to see a few of such potential patients during my stay in Ghana. Payment for consultation was to be made directly through my Beverly Hills office by credit card before the meetings were scheduled.

I was notified that a particular gentleman had contacted my office in Beverly Hills and indicated that he did not have a credit card but required a meeting with me. My office went ahead and scheduled the appointment accordingly.

On the July 22, 2021, the said gentleman presented himself to be evaluated for liposuction. I recommended to him that he will need to come to Beverly Hills for surgery if he so chooses. I also discovered that he had an umbilical hernia. My office had informed the gentleman to bring his consultation fee of $500 and advised him to give to my security personnel. An hour later he returned with some other people claiming to be from the Ghana

Medical and Dental Council and the Ghana Police CID Department. Subsequent enquiries have revealed that the Medical and Dental Council were not aware of this individual and his activities, neither had they given any such instructions.

Improving health care around the sub-region is my passion and lifelong mission. Whilst in Ghana earlier last month, amongst other things I was invited to join the team of surgeons to separate the conjoined twins, which I gladly accepted. I had the opportunity to examine the twins at Ridge Hospital in Accra with no issues. I was also asked to help a woman from the Volta Region with a massive tumour on her face and I willingly obliged to do the surgery for free.

I have instructed my lawyers both in Ghana and in Los Angeles to look into this matter and take any and all appropriate actions against what is clearly an attempt to tarnish my hard- won reputation. I will also ask all the media houses that published this unfortunate story that lumped me together with alleged quack doctors to retract and apologise immediately.

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Residents express fear over presence of 2 tigers in Cheddar’s Wonder World Estates

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Some residents at Wonder World Estates, Avenue Lincoln near the British High Commission at Ridge in Accra always walk around in fear over the presence of two tigers in the estate believed to be owned by business mogul, Nana Kwame Bediako, popularly known as Freedom Jacob Caesar. (more…)

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Marina Distribution partners Adinkra Lounge to provide happy hour services to passengers

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Adinkra Lounge, providers of lounging experience to First, Business and Executive passengers inside Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport, has partnered with Marina Distribution Company Limited, distributors of Bacardi to provide passengers with premium happy hour experience. (more…)

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Young ladies are demanding, I prefer older ones – Lasmid

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MTN hitmaker winner and “Sika” Singer Lasmid had revealed that he is more interested in dating older women than young ladies.

In an interview with Multicdb, he revealed his preference for the former since their experience and maturity can help mold one’s life.
He claimed that young ladies are demanding which put extra pressure on their partners.

Lasmid entreated women, especially older ones to have no issues approaching him and he will welcome them with open arms.

Source – Multicdb

Watch Full Interview here

 

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Africa Rising Music Conference Announces International Artist Showcase Line-up

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Anticipation for the Africa Rising Music Conference (ARMC) is at an all-time high as the countdown to the conference and its unprecedented artist showcase. ARMC attendees are primed to enjoy world-class performances from the exceptional line-up that boasts artists from various countries, including focus territory, The Netherlands.

The pivotal talents of Eritrea-born vocalist Rimon, Ghanaian artist based in the South East of Amsterdam, BnnyHunna and South African-Dutch singer-songwriter Joya Mooi are set to ignite the stage, highlighting their musical style, genre and impeccable skillset.

This cohort of Global musical aptitude will also feature Producers Spanker (one of the biggest Dutch Hip-Hop producers), Yung Dada (a multi-instrumentalist and producer who has worked with prominent artists and is now working on a solo project), and esteemed artist Frenna (a vocalist and one of the most renowned artists in the Netherlands).

ARMC 2022 themes: Women’s Voices: Amplifying them in the music business
Building Bridges: Exchange between Africa and the world
Independent Africa: Developing, understanding and creating new opportunities

Heavily music-focused, ARMC sets itself apart by bringing a cocktail of international artists to merge with the South African market, focusing on ambassadors, panels, and podcasts.

The showcase format will see local acts and acts perform over two nights across the electronic & urban genres from The Netherlands, Germany, and Austria perform.

Says DME: “We as the Dutch Music Export are truly proud to create such a versatile space for connecting, learning and building within the music industry.”

Buy your ticket now online via Howler.
Tickets are limited.

ARMC By Night – 24th May 2022

-Bnnyhunna
-Joya Mooi
-Rimon

A reminder of the unique, all-female ambassador lineup:

Tumi Mogapi (South Africa) Women In Music South Africa
Money Ba Doo (South Africa) Artist / Songwriter
Anyiko Owoko (Kenya) Anyiko PR
JAMIIE (Germany) Artist, Producer, Afrohouse Beatport Curator
Dieuwertje Heuvelings (Netherlands) – Dutch Music Export

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Stonebwoy inks Def Jam Africa deal?

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It looks like Ghanaian reggae/dancehall star Stonebwoy is the latest African artiste to join Def Jam Africa music label. (more…)

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Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie marries and welcomes a child with another actress; wife curses

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Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has welcomed a child with actress Judy Austin Muoghalu and his wife is making it clear that she isn’t happy about it. (more…)

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