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Big Brother Africa 6: The Final Call for entry!

With the February 27 deadline looming and just a week left for wannabe entrants to submit their entries for BIG BROTHER AFRICA 6, M-Net has made an exciting announcement for all those people who have left it too late to enter! With a vast amount of entries streaming in from across the 14 participating countries, […]

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With the February 27 deadline looming and just a week left for wannabe entrants to submit their entries for BIG BROTHER AFRICA 6, M-Net has made an exciting announcement for all those people who have left it too late to enter! With a vast amount of entries streaming in from across the 14 participating countries, M-Net has confirmed that it will also run open auditions in the different countries – so that those people who didn’t submit a paper entry, still get one last chance to try out for the new season.

“We’re extremely pleased with the response that this year’s call to entry has had,” says M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi. “Going into a 6th season, we knew that there would be interest but the scale of this interest has been quite phenomenal with over 5000 entries already received, certainly among the highest number of entries for any edition of Big Brother Africa.”

She goes on to say, “However, we’re aware that there are always people who leave it too late to enter and then arrive at the audition venues, where our teams are holding phase two audition sessions, to plead for a chance to try out. So this year, in addition to paper entries, we’ll also have open audition days. This way, if you submitted a paper entry, your entry has already been evaluated and successful candidates will be called and seen first at audition venues. But those people who didn’t do a paper entry will have one last chance to enter when our selection team is in the participating countries. They simply need to arrive at the audition venue on the relevant days.”

“But I would strongly suggest that people opt to submit a written entry. There’s still some time to do this! Your entry definitely gets priority with our selection teams who read through it in detail and are able to spend time working through the information. ”

To submit a written entry for the show, log on to www.mnetafrica.com/bigbrother and complete your entry form online. Or download an entry form from the website, complete and email it back to bba@endemol.co.za. The deadline for all written entries to be submitted is 27 February 2011 – so don’t delay.

Entry is open to would-be housemates who are 21-years or older, English speaking, have a valid passport and is a citizen of any one of the 14 participating countries (Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe). Remember that all entrants must be tolerant of views and lifestyle choices other than their own and must have the social flexibility to live in close proximity with others.

BIG BROTHER AFRICA 6 begins on Sunday May 1 this year and once more, the dedicated DStv channel 198 will be providing 24/7 live coverage for the 91 day duration of the series.

Audition Dates and Venues:

Angola

3 – 5 March 2011,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Skyna Hotel, Luanda
Botswana

28 February – March 1 2011
Grand Palm Hotel, Gaborone

Ethiopia
28 February  – 2 March 2011
Hilton Addis Ababa Hotel

Ghana
28th February  – 2 March 2011
Holiday Inn Hotel Accra Airport

Kenya
4 and 5 March 2011 (Nairobi)

6 March 2011 (Mombasa)
KICC, Nairobi

Little Theatre, Mombasa

Malawi
11 – 13  March 2011
Protea Ryalls Hotel, Blantyre

Mozambique
8 – 10 March 2011
Southern Sun Maputo

Namibia
28 February 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1 March 2011
The Playhouse, Windhoek

Nigeria
4 – 6  March 2011        (Lagos)

7th March 2011 (Abuja)
Protea Leadway Hotel Maryland Estate Ikeja, Lagos

Protea Hotel Asokoro, Abuja

South Africa
8th March 2011 DBN

9th March 2011 (CPT)

10 and 11 March 2011 (JHB)
Southern Sun Marine Parade (DBN)

Holiday Inn Express St. Georges Mall (CPT)

The Forum – Turbine Hall Newtown (JHB))

Tanzania
12 – 14  March 2011
Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel,
Dar es Salaam

Uganda
8 – 10  March 2011
Sheraton Kampala

Zambia
7 and 8 March 2011
Golfview Hotel, Lusaka

Zimbabwe
4 – 6  March 2011
The Meikles Hotel, Harare

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Zionfelix’s baby boy with Erica writes emotional letter to his parents on social media

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After being on earth for less than two months, Felix Adom Jnr son of blogger Zionfelix has written a touching letter to his parents. (more…)

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Davido breaks silence on death of photographer, Fortune

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Afrobeat star, Davido has finally spoken on the death of his personal photographer, Fortune. (more…)

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They threatened my life with acid attacks and hacked my Facebook Page – Efia Odo speaks on ‘FixTheCountry’ campaign withdrawal

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Efia Odo made shocking allegations against unknown persons who were against the #Fixthecountry movement. She revealed that her life was threatened on several occasions and had to stop for her safety. (more…)

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Rev Obaapa Christy Set to Release Second Single dubbed… “The Glory”

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Gospel Diva Obaapa Christy is set to release her latest single titled “The Glory”

Known for releasing top quality songs such as “Mete Ase”(I live) and “Wasoa Me”(He has taken off my burden) with countless praises,worship and intercessory songs over the years. It would be recalled that in 2020,the Gospel hitmaker released her debut single.. “Hallelujah Hosanna” which is a Hillsong and sang in the queens language throughout. The evergreen singer is about to release yet another single banger she has titled-“The Glory”

Written by her husband,Nana Frankie,and rearranged by Obaapa Christy herself,”The Glory” is a song of praise and thanksgiving to the creator. Interviewing her on what propelled her to write this song, Obaapa Christy said, “It would be recollected that the Covid-19 pandemic has had its own effects on both lives and properties and as such, it’s only appropriate to appreciate God for his interventions through it all.”
She continued to say “It’s a song of praises specifically for the believer who wants to thank God for seeing them through during difficult times in life”.

Acknowledging God makes Him even do more and this is what Obaapa Christy sets out to achieve with this new single..
The song was recorded by the talented Dan Bassey Studious located in Kumasi.

The single is set to be officially released on 12th October,and would be released on all major digital platforms including her social media platforms…

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Atongo Zimba is set to release the visuals for ‘Akwantuo (feat. Yaw Donkor & Awurama Agyapong)

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Ahead of his long-awaited album, Atongo Zimba brings us up to speed on his experience of travelling between continents. After taking a step back from a prolific career touring the world, Atongo reflects on going back to Ghana and people’s expectations of the returning star – the pressure and bittersweet price of success.

“When you travel and work hard then go back home, people want big things from you. It becomes like a trouble”

Atongo Zimba

The video for ‘Akwantuo’ (meaning ‘Journey’ in Twi) follows Atongo from Accra to Brighton and back again, lead by his melodic kologo and a laid-back groove underpinning the storytellers’ voice. Directed by the visionary self-shooter Baffour E’mage, the video is an insiders eye to life in Accra through almost documentary-like scenes of music, people, food, nature, city life and travelling.

Featuring the bright new talent of soul diva Awurama Agyapong and a rapper with serious flow, Yaw Donkor, ‘Akwantuo’ takes us on a shared journey, wherever the destination may be.

‘Akwantuo’ is available exclusively on Apple Music from this week and the full album will be released via Jinn Records on all digital platforms on Friday 8th October. We’d love to hear from you! Please do get in touch for more information, interviews, features, or just to say hi.

Album Preview:

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/a-to-z/1584635918

Website & Socials:

http://o2future.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AtongoZimbaOfficial https://www.instagram.com/atongo.zimba https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCms320PufFSZESxZ1zuMotA

 

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UPNMG Refutes Malicious Claims Made Against Its Leadership

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The Union of Professional Nurses and Midwives Ghana (UPNMG) has
refuted some malicious claims made against the association’s
leadership.

This comes after a wrier on Opera News with the name OBENFOBRIGHT, who
claimed to be a former member of the UPNMG and amongst many other
things, alleged that the Union doesn’t assist its members who fall
sick.

However, in a statement, the leadership of the UPNMG vehemently
refuted the claims, describing them as malicious.

“We want to state emphatically that, the faceless individual who could
not reveal his identity has never been a member of the UPNMG and
obviously knows nothing about the activities of the union but is
rather on a fruitless mission to destroy the hard-earned reputation
built by the organization over the years to satisfy his pay masters,”
a section of the statement said.

Meanwhile, the UPNMG went ahead to outline some of the intervention
schemes it has rolled out for its members.

“The Union of Professional Nurses and Midwives Ghana is the first
trade Union within our noble profession to have instituted a loan
scheme for members and this loan is running at 11%.

“Anyone who speaks ill of this initiative must definitely beconsidered
an enemy of the profession because this has been a life-saving policy
that has helped thousands of Nurses and Midwives across this country.
Interestingly, they are now saying the interest rate is high when they
initially said it wasn’t even possible to run such a scheme for
members less than a year ago.

The statement added: “Apart from the loan scheme, the Union is again
the first to commence a hire purchase for members and that has been
running since its inception in May 2020. Again, we can boast of being
the first ever union within our profession to insure all our members
at no extra cost. That means no members pay any extra money for this
insurance policy.

“The union behind these malicious claims has been in existence for the
past 60 years and has done nothing for nurses and midwives. Our
presence has since kept the kitchen boiling and has made life very
uncomfortable for them, and hence these calculated attempts to dirty
the name of the union.”

See the full statement below:

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