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#COVID19: List of Ghanaian celebrities stuck abroad due to the closure of borders

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Since the global COVID-19 pandemic broke, some Ghanaian celebrities have been stuck in countries they visited for work or pleasure before the closure of Ghana’s borders.

Here’s a list of celebrities who may soon be home if they join the government’s “special dispensation to be evacuated back to Ghana”.

1. Frederick Nuamah

The CEO of Ghana Movie Awards welcomed the new year in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai and has since been stuck in the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The movie producer started daily personal marathons to keep fit and sane during the period.

2. Dblack

Musician, record label owner and business mogul Desmond Blackmore popularly known as Dblack had a packed series of shows, appearances and media tours planned for Feb-July 2020.

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D-Black Feb – July 2020 Concerts , Appearances & Media Tour Dates *Tues 17th Feb – Sat 31st Feb – South Africa, Johannesburg *Sat 7th March – USA, Washington DC, Elevate *Sun 8th March, USA, Maryland , Society *Sat 14th March – USA, Miami, Grand Cafe *Sun 15th March – USA, Miami, Muce *Thurs 17th March – USA, Texas, SXSW *Sat 19th March – USA, Los Angeles, District7 *Sat 28th March – USA, Washington D.C, Twenty20 *Sun 29th March – USA, New York, Le Souk *Thurs 2nd April – Kenya , Untamed Fiesta *Fri 3rd April – Ethiopia – Untamed Fiesta *Sun 5th April – South Africa, Johannesburg , Old Mutual Amazing Voices Live *Sat 11th April – Ghana, 4syte Tv Easter Great Escape – Ada *Sun 12th April – Ghana, Accra – LOUD, Club Onyx *Wed 13th – Sat 16th May – Lagos, Nigeria *Fri May 22nd – Jamaica , Montego Bay – Afrobeats in Jamaica *Mon – Wed June 1st – 3rd – France, Cannes – Midem Music Festival *Fri 5th June – Holland, Amsterdam (TBC) *Sat 6th June – Italy, Modena (TBC) *Fri 12th June – Germany, Hamburg (TBC) *Sat 13th June – UK, London (Marriot – C. London) *Sat June 20th – USA, Washington D.C – Miss Ghana USA 2020 *Sat June 27th – Canada, Toronto (TBC) *Sat July 4th – USA, New York – Ghana Entertainment Awards USA 2020 For bookings & info : bookings@theblackavenuegroup.com #Bam #Dblack #DblackMediaTour #DBlackLive

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The ‘OH VERA’ rapper arrived in the United States of America on March 5th 2020 and has been crying to home since.

Moving from state to state, Dblack who’s currently in California has expressed his distress of been stuck abroad.

3. Kwaw Kese

Rapper Kwaw Kese left Ghana for the USA to perform at concerts he was billed on late February.

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After successfully shutting it down at the ‘Ghana @63 Independence Day Show’ in Washington DC and Atlanta, Kwaw was forced to stay in Atlanta due to COVID-19.

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4. Samini

Musician Samini arrived in Canada to perform at his ‘Samini Live In Calgary’ show and has since been stuck in the cold.

While in Canada, the High-Grade Family & Music CEO, hosted and performed for his fans on the ‘Samini UNTAMED Virtual Concert’ which streamed on YouTube Live.

5. Pappy Kojo

After a successfully killing shows in Ghana last December, Pappy Kojo returned to Italy in January.

While there, he attended the Milan Fashion Week and had front row seats to most shows he was spotted at.

The joy of being away from Ghana will soon vanish and be replaced with anguish when COVID-19 broke.

No Ghanaian celebrity has advocated return back home as much as Pappy Kojo has. From constant tweets at the President to Instagram post, Pappy Kojo even had Sarkodie pleading on his behalf.

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6. The Sarkcess Family (Sarkodie & Tracy)

Rapper Sarkodie and his family flew out of Ghana in February and has been calling on Government to ease the restrictions on Ghana’s borders so they can return home.

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However, the pleas of these celebrities to return home have not gone to waste as President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disclosed that Ghanaian nationals abroad will soon be evacuated back to Ghana.
The President, in his 10th nation update on COVID-19 on Sunday, May 31, 2020, eased restrictions on public gatherings but the country’s borders remain closed until further notice.
However, he indicated that “given that there are Ghana residents stranded abroad, a special dispensation is going to be given for their evacuation back to Ghana, where they will be subjected to the mandatory quarantine and safety protocols”.
Although the President didn’t give a definite date for the evacuation, it comes as good news that the musicians’ calls have been heeded.

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Africa’s Hottest Pop Newcomer Tyla Celebrates New Single “Been Thinking” At Her 21st Birthday Party In Hollywood

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Africa’s Hottest Pop Newcomer Tyla Celebrates New Single “Been Thinking” At Her 21st Birthday Party In Hollywood

At an exclusive birthday party at The Classic Cat, during 2023 Grammy Week, African superstar singer/songwriter TYLA celebrated the release of her latest single “Been Thinking” with Epic Records. Attendees included British rapper, singer and songwriter Ms. Banks, music producer DJ Blaq Pages and notable media from various media outlets, radio, and brand partners. Tyla made an explosive entrance to the packed house by strutting to the stage for a surprise performance of her latest single “Been Thinking.”

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Since its release last Friday, ‘Been Thinking’ was featured on Rolling Stone’s weekly list of Songs You Need To Know as well as OkayAfrica’s list of The Best South African Songs Out Right Now.

 

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Additionally, Tyla has been making waves internationally by fusing Amapiano with pop R&B vocals, earning her critical acclaim from PAPER Magazine, I-D and CLASH.

Her debut single ‘Getting Late’ featuring Kooldrink has amassed over 5.5 worldwide million views. She followed it up with the incredible DJ Lag collaboration ‘Overdue’, which soundtracked the trailer for Netflix’s Blood & Water. Tyla returned with ‘To Last’ in 2022 to great acclaim, earning praise from CLASH and The Independent.

Last year, Tyla turned up on “To Last.” It has tallied nearly 1 million cumulative streams thus far and continues to gain traction at DSPs. Out Now dubbed it “dreamy,and HITSnoted, “Tyla’s music shimmers with the euphoria of South African amapiano, as she puts her vibrant personality on full display.

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Tyla’s music pushes boundaries. Infused with her vibrant personality, her songs offer an innovative take on pop and R&B, shimmering with the euphoria of South African amapiano, and an otherworldly approach to production that makes every track feel like something totally new. The Johannesburg native introduced herself internationally with her debut “Getting Late” featuring Kooldrink, and “To Last,” her new singles via Epic Records, push her artistry forward and solidify her versatility as she bounds toward her goal. But despite her big dreams, Tyla is doing her best to remain carefree. She never anticipated that “Getting Late” would permeate beyond South Africa, much less reach the U.S., but realized something was happening when people all over the world were making TikToks to the song, eventually resulting in millions of streams. Tyla’s emotionally rich music began when she was just 12, penning songs in her diary, which led to writing and singing more seriously as a high schooler. Ever since, she’s been guided by her intuition, which has her primed to build out her fan base and maximize her reach. She’s focused on the year ahead, performing and crafting her debut studio album, with the same intention from when she began. Signed to Epic Records through a joint venture with Johannesburg/New York-based Fax Records, and co-managed by We Make Music and Africa Creative Agency, Tyla is poised to achieve international dominance with style, soul, and spirit.

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