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Big Brother star, Ras Wayo turns politician

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For those who watched Big Brother Africa, Season 4, it will come as little surprise that Ghana’s rep to Big Brother Revolution, George Tetteh Wayoe alias Ras Wayo is now pursuing a ‘mission’ in politics. While in the Big Brother House, Wayo held a strong political view on almost everything and for many that resulted in his elimination in the first week of the competition.  According to the spiritual young man, he has received a prophetic calling to join Dr Paa Kwesi Ndoum’s Progressive People’s Party (PPP), as Nduom holds the power to form a new coalition government after the 2012 general elections. In 2011, the ardent Rastafarian and pan-African cut off his trademark dreadlock in pursuit of his legal profession and termed the act as a ‘renunciation of his vow of a Nazarite’.  The renunciation came exactly 7 years after the date he took the vow, and for Ras Wayo he believes that the number 7 is very significant in his life. It is around the number 7 that he again received a new vision on January 7 that would mark the beginning of his political career. According to Wayoe, he received a prophetic vision that revealed to him that presidential hopeful, Dr Paa Kwasi Nduom would be key in deciding the next government for Ghana in a situation he terms as ‘The 2012 Vote Pendulum’. Ras Wayo claims that in his prophecy, Dr Nduom and his new Progressive People’s Party would win 7% of presidential votes that would test Ghana’s democratic process by forcing a true coalition government. He said he has absolute faith in the prophecy because opinion polls (built around personalities and not political parties) in 2008 saw Dr Nduom hovering around 7 % and also 7% of the respondents were undecided.  Thus Nduom’s exit from the CPP is a blessing in disguise that would see him achieving his 7% in the 2012 elections. He described Dr Nduom as the only politician in recent times to have been keen on real social development policies, citing the Single-Spin Salary structure and Millennium Challenge Account as examples of policies initiated by Dr Nduom. He says although Dr Nduom will not win the presidential elections, his 7% of votes going into the run-off will give him a bargaining power that will force a coalition between PPP and whichever other political party that would ultimately win the second  round of voting. The coalition in the executive arm of government will see Nduom going into an agreement with the ruling party for 7 cabinet positions for PPP in government. Out of the 7, Ras Wayo said 4 would be women. “This would be the strongest empowerment for women in cabinet position in the history of Ghanaian politics”, he explained. On the legislative front, Wayoe comments that Dr Nduom’s PPP will win 37 parliamentary seats of which 17 would go to women. He describes the PPP as the third political power that Ghana has been waiting for, saying that this would forge a real coalition government which would not be run on the whims of any single political party. He adds that, this would promote more accountability in governance, reduce corruption and address real social issues that need attention and not politicization. Wayoe explained that PPP’s MPs will be fresh politicians in various constituencies who are willing to contribute to building their societies but have no on the traditional NPP and NDC tickets. “A new generation of politicians will spring up from PPP and when they occupy the legislative, parliament will test and check the executive to be up and doing. One party cannot hold the state to ransom” Ras Wayo, who turns 37 this year, believes that all the challenges he has been through in the past 7 years has been to prepare him for his political career. He said the vision he received was for him to be in charge of youth arm of PPP’s campaign, and he will be addressing the youth between the ages of 18-37.  He said PPP would have two campaign teams based on his vision, and he will lead the campaign for the age bracket or workforce that needs attention most. He adds that if Nduom gets the coalition that his vision spells out, it would be the mission of PPP to look at policies concerning the youth. Among the key issues that PPP would address is the national policy on bursary for scholarships abroad. Wayoe says very often government wastes too many resources to educate selected people, who are often friends and families of government officials, abroad while the same amount could have been given to thousands of tertiary graduates to pursue advanced or higher education in Ghana. Although at the time of interviewing Ras Wayo, he was yet to meet Dr Nduom in person, he believes that his vision is almost destined to come true.  Wayoe has held some key student leadership roles including President of Unity Hall, President of National Service Personnel for Wa Municipality, and he is currently the Acting Chairman of Africa-Unity Halls Alumni Association.]]>

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Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ tops Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra & iTunes

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The Blackmob rapper currently boasts of the hottest song in Accra, Ghana and that’s a fact – according to Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra at least. Listen/stream ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here: https://gambomusic.ffm.to/gambo-boys-aye-wild

 

It turns out the denizens of Accra could simply not get enough of Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ today and rightfully so. The fun song beat the odds and for the first time since its release ranked at #1 on the city’s Top 25 chart list for the day and iTunes. Also earning a spot on one of the streaming platform’s big listings for the region, Top Albums, was the artist’s “New Era” EP which stood at #8 to score Gambo yet another exciting feat.

Gambo outdid the competition and had listeners converging on his song by the bucketload. In regards to his big win today, the ‘Boys Aye Wild’ hitmaker shared: ‘’It was a great feeling to see my song sitting at #1. Seriously. Big ups to Accra for making my day and showing my song that much love. I’m at peace now knowing my brothers are taking the right steps to treat their women right. Ha-ha. Keep the plays coming though and don’t stop’’.

 

Introduced in early 2021 by the Cupertino-based tech giant, City Charts is an updated playlist meant to bring local artists to the forefront of the conversation around music discovery, one it achieves by reflecting the musical tastes of listeners in over 100 cities from around the world on a daily basis.

 

You can check Gambo’s amusing video for ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here:

 

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Call For Entries – The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

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Calling out to all artistes, artiste managements, record labels, producers, instrumentalists, music composers, music industry stakeholders and the public, that nominations for participation in the 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards are officially open.

Kindly note that only published works in the year 2021 will be accepted. Thus, all works from January 1st to December 31st, 2021 should be submitted via our online portal at www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com

There shall be no manual submissions. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 18th 2022.

For assistance, kindly call 050 139 5176, or send a mail to info@ghanamusicawards.com On-the-go-updates are available on social media at Ghana Music Awards on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and online at www.GhanaMusicAwards.com

The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is proudly brought to you by Vodafone, and powered by Charterhouse.

 

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Court issues warrant for Okraku Mantey’s arrest

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The Adentan Circuit Court on Tuesday, 18 January 2022, issued a warrant for the arrest of Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mark Okraku Mantey. (more…)

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KiDi earns NAACP Image Award nomination with his hit song ‘TOUCH IT’ (full nomination list)

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KiDi’s global hit “TOUCH IT” which went viral on social media has been nominated for ‘Outstanding International Song’ at the 53rd National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NACCP) Image Awards. (more…)

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“I beg you; I need help” – Veteran actress seeks for $110,000 to undergo life-saving surgery in U.S

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Actress Adowa Pee who is famed for her role in the popular Sunday Cantata drama on GTV has been hit with a health condition she is struggling to manage and has publicly called for help. (more…)

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‘Most Ghanaian women struggle with cooking tomato sauces’ – Sweet Adjeley shares the secret

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One of Ghana’s most celebrated food vloggers watched and loved worldwide, Sweet Adjeley has disclosed the question most of her Ghanaian audience wants answers to. (more…)

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