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Ama K, Jay Foley and Benny Blanco – Who hosts Icons: Diva Edition?

A nationwide audition process for Icons: Divas Edition, a hot new TV reality show that aims to create Ghana and Africa’s first super girl-group has been completed with some 75 young and talented ladies qualifying for the next stage. 35 of them will soon be selected for boot camp and the number would drop further […]

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amak horzA nationwide audition process for Icons: Divas Edition, a hot new TV reality show that aims to create Ghana and Africa’s first super girl-group has been completed with some 75 young and talented ladies qualifying for the next stage.

35 of them will soon be selected for boot camp and the number would drop further as only 21 finalists will graduate into the main show.  They would then be divided into 7 groups of three girls that would battle it out for the ultimate prize including GHC 20,000 cash to each member of the winning group; a 4-wheel drive vehicle for the group; and a recording contract for the Group with Paradise Entertainment and a management deal with Duke Banson.

As the countdown to the commencement of this innovative TV reality show continues, the speculations surrounding who would be hosting the show is equally exciting.  Vodafone and Storm 360, the producers of the show remain tight-lipped about the host for the show, but that shouldn’t stop us from guessing. Based on some few observations that I have made in the build-up so far I can safely narrow the selection to about 3 potential hosts.

Going with the ‘diva’ theme and the fact that so far Vodafone has kept its British influences very much alive, perhaps one of the obvious choices for a host would be UK-trained  and experienced broadcaster, Ama K Abebrese.  Ama has been on the quiet for a while since moving back to Ghana as far as hosting of shows is concerned. She is currently heading the local productions department of Viasat 1; and can be seen in the lead role for the movie, ‘Sinking Sands’.  Hosting Icons may very well be her comeback move!

Jay Foley’s hosting skills cannot be denied in anyway; from hosting 4syte TV to doing countless voiceovers, he is a familiar face and voice in Ghana.  Since Jay was the host for the official launch of Icons: Divas Edition at the Golden Tulip Hotel last year, it is perhaps not farfetched to consider him as a potential host for the main show, although his British influence is evidently missing.

Speaking of British influences brings me to my last speculation. Benny Blanco certainly has the British influence and has proven since his return to Ghana that he is capable of hosting shows either on stage, radio or TV.  He hosted the Ghana Fashion Weekend in 2009 and has a program on X FM. Although Benny’s presentation skills  still remains largely unknown to the greater  percentage of Ghanaians, most people can connect his face to some TV commercials and from the movie, ‘6 Hours to Christmas’. Having him host Icons would certainly be breath of fresh air for viewers who are tired of seeing the same old faces all the time. He would also be an interesting mix amongst the all-female contestants, as he has been known to be a bit of a ladies’ man!

To find out if any of these people would make the cut, tune in on Sunday, February 13, when the first episode of Icons: Divas Edition airs on TV. The first episode would show highlights from the audition process and the subsequent two episodes would be dedicated to boot camp. The first live performance show will air on Sunday, March 6. The TV series is expected to showcase brilliant undiscovered talent while giving viewers all the personalities, drama, highs and lows that make for a great reality show.

Icons: Divas Edition will air on major TV stations in Ghana and on pan-African cable networks. TV3 has the prime spot telecast at 8.00pm with Net 2, Multi TV, Crystal TV, ETV and GTV and Metro TV (yet to be confirmed) joining in at 8.30 each Sunday evening.

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Stonebwoy hits the studio with American singer Jordin Sparks

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Ghanaian Reggae and Dancehall artist, Stonebwoy has been captured in a studio with American singer, Jordin Sparks following their recent meeting in Los Angeles. (more…)

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Nigerian court fines singer Oxlade N5m over leaked sex tape

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A Lagos State High Court, Southwest Nigeria has awarded N5m damages against a singer, Ikuforijimi Abdulrahman, aka Oxlade, over a leaked explicit sex tape with a woman on a social media app, Snapchat. (more…)

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I put Stonebwoy on, but people claim I have done nothing to support other artists- Kwaw Kese

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T-Ben Miller drops new single “Soldier”, ahead of EP release – LISTEN

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T-Ben Miller has come for the girls again with a new single. This time he comes as a “Soldier”, the title of the song. As the Valentine’s Day season approaches and the world is celebrating February as the month of love, it is appropriate to find the song that syncs well with the ladies.

T-Ben already has hinted about an upcoming EP due for release in early 2023 titled “No Bad Times”, from which he has released some few singles already. But “Soldier” is a side step teaser he wants to share with his fans especially his ladies ahead of the catalogue release.

Listen to “Soldier” here on Digital Stores: https://li.sten.to/tbenmillersoldier

A year ago he relaunched himself with an all new set of records and upgraded version of his creativity. He has since been consistent with releases. T-Ben Miller is an alumni of Ho Technical University who is now fully into doing music and majors in Afrobeats. Follow him across social media on the handle @iamTBen.

 

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Watch: Camidoh explains why he dropped another EP instead of an album

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Ghanaian Afropop and R&b singer, Camidoh has stated that he dropped an EP instead of an album to further solidify his brand some more. (more…)

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Delay hilariously reveals she’s been blocked on Twitter by Abeiku Santana

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Ghanaian Radio/Television Personality, Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay, has revealed that she has been blocked on Twitter by her colleague Abeiku Santaana. (more…)

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