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African premiere of “Still Water Runs Deep” to take place at AFRIFF 2017

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2017 10 28 PHOTO 00000068After an exciting opening at the last Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), New York-based filmmakers, Melissa Adeyemo and Abbesi Akhamie, are proud to announce that their latest short film, ‘Still Water Runs Deep’, will be having its African premiere at this year’s Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF). The film tells the intimate story of a stern father, whose concealed emotions begin to stir when faced with the portent of a missing son. Veteran theater and film actor, Toyin Oshinaike, leads an all-star cast that includes Rita Edward and Yemi Adebiyi. The film’ World Premiere a TIFF received a warm reception, where it opened to two full-house screenings. ‘Still Water Runs Deep’ was written and directed by recent New York University MFA graduate, Abbesi Akhamie and produced by Melissa Adeyemo. The duo are truly excited about presenting the film to Nigerian audiences. As AFRIFF opens this Sunday, Melissa will be in attendance along with the cast for the film’s first screening on Monday, October 30 at 2:30 PM at the Genesis Cinema, Palms Mall, Lekki, Lagos. An additional screening is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30 PM at the same venue. The film is in competition at the festival for Best Student Short.

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Thrilling performances from Rex Omar, Amakye Dede, Efya & Samini as African Legends Night marks 10th anniversary

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The tale of African heritage thrives on after a blissful night of lifetime performances and unforgettable memories during the 10th anniversary edition of the historic African Legends Night held last Friday December 2nd at the Grand Arena, Accra.

With the ever-eloquent Eunice Tornyi, Host of African Women’s Voices and the rib-cracker, Foster Romanus as the night’s hosts, this year’s event thrilled patrons with classic music with a mix of celebration and recognition of African music heritage.

Ghana’s adorable music band, the Patchbay Band who served as curtain raisers sparked the atmosphere in the auditorium with live renditions of back-to-back hits of Ghana’s Highlife songs and a magical blend of Afrobeats hit tracks.

Taking on centre stage, the multitalented saxophonist, ABLA SAX reminisced patrons with surreal performances with DJ Ganj of YFM on the turntables.

With an already electrified atmosphere, EFYA, Ghana’s music siren took the crowd to the next level. Barely halfway through the night, she presented an ecstasy and an escape space for patrons to overlook Ghana’s World Cup loss.

Just like fine wine, Legendary Highlife artiste, Rex Omar displayed a colossal performance, nothing seen in such a long time of live performances.

In between the blistering performances, eight lucky patrons among the crowd won themselves HD+ decoders after discovering the hidden treasures.

Patrons gave a boisterous roar as Dancehall great Samini mounted the stage. Samini who over the years has cemented his craft with peculiar live band performances, this time, initiated fans into ecstasy with back-to-back hit songs.

Abrantie Iron Boy Amakye Dede followed up close with a shutdown performance to round up the glorious night of bliss.

“African Legends Night has not only thrilled or presented fans with entertainment, but has been intentional in celebrating and recognizing the work of African music greats over the years, promoting our music heritage as well,” Ernest Boateng, CEO of Global Media Alliance stated.

“This year’s edition being our 10th year, has indeed been special. We just didn’t need to celebrate them but we also carved their names in the history books, inducting these music legends into the Music Legends Hall of Fame. The crowd was beyond excited. This is truly an unforgettable experience,” added Mr. Boateng.

The African Legends Night over the years has served patrons with premium pan-African concerts, recognizing and celebrating living African music legends.

The 2022 edition of the African Legends is the first to be hosted in December offering a new ‘December in Ghana’ experience for Ghanaians and the Diaspora.

Global Media Alliance, organizers of the event, announced five new initiatives to celebrate this year’s concert and institutionalize the recognition and celebration of African artistes and their music. These new additions include the Legends Digital Music Museum, the African Legends Hall of Fame, the Legends Music Show, the Legends Music Celebration, and the Legends Music Playlist.

Since its inception, the African Legends Night has celebrated music legends on the African continent including Hugh Masekela, Daddy Lumba, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Kojo Antwi, Femi Kuti, Amakye Dede, Kanda Bongoman, Awilo Longomba, George Darko, Ofie Kudjo, Freddie Meiway, Ben Brako, Gyedu Blay Ambulley, Samini, Nana Tuffuor, Akosua Adjepong, Amandzeba 2Face Idibia, Nat Brew among many others.

The show was proudly sponsored by HD Plus, Ghana Gas, Ghana Tourism Authority, Beyond the Return, Perception Management International Dosh, Dstrk 24 Restaurant, Alomo Bitters and Silverbird Cinemas with media partners – MX24, eTv, Citi FM, YFM, B&FT, Happy FM, Daily Guide, Ghanaweb, AmeyawDebrah, NYDJ Live, Oman FM and Net2 TV.

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Why Sadia Sausage is topping Ghana Twitter Trends

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Just about any subject can make it to the top trends on popular social media app, Twitter. (more…)

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It’s been a month, why is Shatta Wale and Bullgod still walking free after Fennec’s murder confession- Kwaw Kese to the Police

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Ghanaian rapper, Kwaw Kese has called on the Ghana Police to serve justice after Shatta Wale confessed to his former manager, Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as Bullgod having a hand in the murder of the late Fennec Okeyere. (more…)

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Wizkid still stands by his “rap is dead” comment

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Grammy award-winning Nigerian artist, Wizkid is currently trending after making some statements about the status of the rap genre in Nigeria. (more…)

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Medikal set to release new EP ‘Society’

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Ghanaian rapper Samuel Adu Frimpong, popularly known as Medikal, has unveiled the official tracklist for his forthcoming ‘Society’ EP. (more…)

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DJ Cuppy makes her engagement Instagram official

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Nigerian Disc Jockey and daughter to billionaire Femi Otedola, DJ Cuppy has outdoored the man in her life for the very first time on social media. (more…)

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