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‘Coming to Africa’ premieres at the 2020 San Francisco Black Film Festival

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Coming to Africa premiered this past weekend at the 22nd annual San Francisco Black Film Festival.

Utilizing a virtual format, the festival screened over 200 films between Thursday and Sunday. The movie is the fourth feature film by Anwar Jamison, a Memphis-based filmmaker.

In the film, Khalil Kain, most known for his starring roles in Juice alongside Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps, and Girlfriends with Blackish star Tracee Ellis Ross, is a community activist trying to convince his brother to buy into a plan that will solve the problems plaguing their community. His brother, played by Jamison, is a successful financial executive who thinks climbing the corporate ladder is the road to true black empowerment. A rude awakening, in the form of a career crisis, unexpectedly leads him on an amusing adventure in Africa.

Nana Ama McBrown is the love interest in the movie.The film also features David Dontoh, and PY Addo Boateng, who also serves as producer.

The majority of the film was shot in Accra, Ghana, during The Year of Return celebration, and the remainder was filmed in Memphis, TN. “I wanted to make a movie that no other American filmmaker has ever made, and we accomplished that,” explains Jamison. “I wanted to show an African city in a way that we haven’t seen on the big screen in America, and allow people to see that they have nice houses, malls and restaurants just like we do. Class determines your lifestyle no matter where you live.”

Coming to Africa will also screen at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival, which takes place August 6-9, before it’s official release in September, which includes a special premiere event during Labor Day weekend in Memphis. For more information on the movie, visit www.comingtoafricamovie.com.

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‘It can get better’- Celestine Donkor’s husband praises GHAMRO as they receive GHC 11,000 as royalties

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Kofi Donkor,  husband of popular Gospel musician, Celestine Donkor has revealed how much money they have received as royalties form the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO). (more…)

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“Sugarcane” season: Camidoh stuns in promotional photos for new single

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GB Recz and Grind Don’t Stop have released new stunning photos of Camidoh for his forthcoming debut album while promoting his commercial hit song, “SUGARCANE”. (more…)

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CARING VOLUNTEERS NETWORK (CAVNET), INC INCORPORATES AS A 501 ( C ) (3) IN THE US

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Caring Volunteers Network (CAVNET), INC, a Ghanaian based Non-Governmental Organization has received approval as a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501 ( c ) (3) of the United States. (more…)

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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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