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Ghana qualifies for 4th FIFA World Cup

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4 times champions of Africa, Ghana has secured a place in Qatar 2022 after holding rivals, Nigeria, to a 1:1 draw in Abuja on Tuesday.

Ghana advanced to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022, on the away goals rule. The first leg which took place in Kumasi, Ghana finished goalless on Friday.

The visitors took the lead at the Abuja National Stadium on 10 minutes when Thomas Partey’s shot from outside the penalty-box squirmed under goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.

Nigeria equalized via a penalty kick as Dennis Odoi clattered into Ademola Lookman in the box. William Troost-Ekong didn’t miss the glorious opportunity to bring the home-side back into the Game.

Ghana defended for much of the 90 minutes. Nigeria thought they had a second goal before the close of the first half, when Victor Osimhen scored from a close encounter with the Ghanaian goalie, Joseph Luke Wollacott, but the VAR correctly ruled that he was offside in the build-up to the goal.

Before the match, online betting sites and onlinefreecasino observed an increase in traffic, with youths from Ghana and Nigeria staking their bets in anticipation of winning big.  At the blow of the whistle, Nigeria, who has qualified for six of the previous seven World Cups dating back to the United States in 1994, crashed out with all the possible betting outcomes.

Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo lauded the Black Stars over their win on the day which was also his birthday.  He took to social media to congratulate the team for their “dogged display in Abuja.”

“Warm congratulations to the Senior National Football Team, the Black Stars… for qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. I am very proud of the team’s exploits. They have made the entire nation proud,” he said.

Ghana has qualified for three FIFA World Cup tournaments; 2006, 2010, and 2014. In 2006 they were the only African side to advance to the Second Round. They had the youngest team in that tournament with an average age of 23 years. FIFA ranked Ghana 13th out of the 32 countries who competed in the tournament.

In the 2010 World Cup, Ghana progressed beyond the group stages, and reached the quarter-finals where they were eliminated by Uruguay. Ghana would have become the first African nation to progress to the semi finals of the world cup, if they won the quarter-finals game.  Of the 32 countries that participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, FIFA ranked Ghana 7th.

In the 2014 World Cup, Ghana was eliminated during the group stages.

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Mimi Divalish welcomes her first child after years of fertility issues

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One time Big Brother Africa (B.B.A) Ghanaian representative and singer Mimi Andani has welcomed her first child and shared the news on social media. (more…)

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African musicians share what Africa Day means to them

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Each year on 25 May Africans around the globe celebrate Africa Day. The day commemorates the founding of the first union of African countries in 1963.

 

As we commemorate this momentous day in African history, some of Triple Double Media clients from across Africa share their messages of hope for the citizens of the continent.

 

 

Natasha Chansa (Zambia)

Africa Day to me is so special because it’s the one day when the world celebrates us and sees us. As Africans most times, we fight to be seen and treated as equals in many aspects of our lives and careers.

 

Africa day to me is the day we get to be seen and we celebrate ourselves in our differences and what stand outs about us that allows for us to all be the same in the end. It makes us one, the music, the culture, the art, the food, the tradition.

I come from Zambia, a country in the southern Region of the continent. I am a singer/songwriter, rapper and producer. The Zambian music industry isn’t quite popular on the global market. We have so much talent and potential and I can’t wait for the rest of the world to see us!

 

 

Connect with Natasha:

Facebook:  Princess Natasha Chansa – PNC

Twitter:  @TashaChansa

Instagram: @princess_natasha_chansa

YouTube: https://youtu.be/Wfcp9GQFDE0

 

 

Zuliyano Boys

 

There has never been a better time for us as Africans to celebrate our culture with the rest of the world. In this day and age, new forms of media have allowed us to share information in the fastest and broadest way possible.

It is crucial for us as Africans to use that privilege to our advantage. Africans must learn and engage more about where we come from.

Seeing other Africans commemorate their culture every day is exciting to see. We are also very excited to share our musical EP called Zuliyano, which will be released on the 10th of June. This project consists of the new African sound called Amapiano.

 

 

Connect with Zuliyano Boys: 

Instagram: @Zuliyanoboys

 

 

 

NATE (South Africa)

 

Africa Day is very special day, a day where we all get to embrace our different cultures and ethnicities in Africa. It is a day where we get to express our true Africanism and just share love and appreciation for each other.

 

 

Connect with Nate:

Facebook: Nate SA (https://web.facebook.com/natersa)

Twitter: @nate_rsa

Instagram: @nate_rsa

YouTube:  https://youtu.be/vMGsYaEu84c

 

 

Belle 9ice (Burundi)

Africa day for me is a special day that reminds me who i am and let me celebrate my culture and identity although this should be celebrated every day for Africans. We are beautiful in our million traditions and we should be proud of who we are and support each other.

 

 

 

 

Connect with Belle 9ice:

Facebook:  Belle 9ice

Twitter: @belle9ice

Instagram: @belle9ice

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Belle9ice

 

 

Don Kamati (Namibia)

When we celebrate African Day we celebrate our native background as Africans this day is dedicated to African heritage our different cultures. Africa hasn’t always been celebrated that is why we take this day off to remember how far we have come as a continent.

As an artist I feel every proud to have come from such a rooted continent music started in Africa that is why you see most of the African artist being more celebrated on most streaming platforms such as iTunes, and Amazon.

I would like to wish every African a happy African Day let’s stay rooted and let’s continue working together in making African great again.

 

 

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Facebook: Don Kamati Namibia

Instagram: @donkamati

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KK Fosu finally admits to being in the same age bracket as Akumaa Mama Zimbi

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Ghanaian Highlife musician, Kaakyire Kwame Fosu, popularly known as KK Fosu,’ has finally owned up to his real age. (more…)

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Yaa Pono announce release date for “Fa Adwen” off his Mawusi EP

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Uptown Energy Records is pleased to announce the first single dubbed, “Fa Adwen”, off Yaa Pono’s yet to be released 6 tracks EP “Mawusi”.

The song will be available across all digital streaming platforms on the sixth day of the sixth month, thus; Monday 6/6/2022.

“Fa Adwen” is a composition of HipHop and HipLife and features rapper Flowking Stone, the song was produced by Gbevu Music Group.

From the newly formed group under Uptown Energy Records called 66 Squad.

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Gyakie , Kidi, Amaarae nomination for 2022 Headies Awards

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Gyakie has earned a nomination in Nigeria’s major music awards show of the year, the Headies Awards.

The nominations, announced a few hours ago, mention Gyakie in the Best West African Artiste of the Year Award category.

The Academy states the category is for artists of West African descent with the most outstanding achievements and impact across Africa in the year under review and anyone can tell Gyakie’s success from 2020, consistently through 2021 and into 2022 is nothing short of incredible.

The massive success of her viral hit song, “Forever”. off her debut project, the Seed EP became one of the first Ghanaian songs in awhile to break into Nigerian music charts without a Naija feature. The smart move by her team, Flip The Music to feature Omah Lay did nothing but become an even higher step up the ladder. “Need Me” and her steady run of features with big name acts like Blaqjerzee, Tanzanian artist Jux, South Africa’s Major League DJz and more have seen Gyakie’s songs seeping into charts all over West Africa, making debuts in all parts of Africal. Botswana, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius, Grenada, Tanzania are just a few African countries that’s seen the songbird’s music charting, months after their release.

 

It’s obvious how easily the Ghanaian singer can hold her own in any African wide Awards Nomination category and with equally deserving acts nominated alongside her (Kidi, Amaarae, Angelique Kidjo, Nelson Freitas and Aya Nakamura), the Best West African Act category is definitely a major win for the young artist.

 

The Headies Awards is Nigeria’s biggest most anticipated music awards show. The awards show is scheduled to be held on Sunday 4th September, 2022 at the COBB Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, USA.

 

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Brenya to represent Ghana at ‘Iconik By One Viktory’ show in France

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Award-winning Ghanaian highlife musician Brenya will, on June 18, 2022, represent Ghana at the coveted Iconik show organised by One Viktory in Paris, France.

In an interview with the event organizers, they said: “The event is a fashion show, conference, and a musical concert, and we are excited to have Brenya perform for our audience.”

Speaking on his scheduled debut performance in France, Brenya said the Paris show comes as a great opportunity for him to showcase to the world what he is capable of as a musician.

“Iconik by One Viktory is an event that will showcase everything I stand for as an artist. The music, the promotion of positivity, and the culture of being fashionable and mingling with like-minded folks.

“This isn’t my first time working with One Viktory, and as it was the last time, I’m confident Iconik will be a memorable event. I can’t wait to go out there and spread the message of positivity, self-confidence, and love,” he said.

One Viktory is a media, event, culture, and fashion company located in New York (USA), Brazzaville, and Pointe Noire (Congo). The company has a long-standing relationship with Brenya. In 2019, they commissioned him to compose the theme song for the company titled ‘Be The One’.

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