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Last night was a night of statements as Ifan Ifeanyi Michael’s movie, ‘Lotonna’ was the biggest winner at the 2017 Golden Movie Awards Award, held in Accra. 

The Nigerian movie starring Ghana’s Ama K Abebrese and Chris Attoh won 5 awards out of its 13 nominations, including Best Art Director, Best Costumier, Best Cinematography,  Best Sound,  Best Director, and Best Film.

This upset many Ghanaian filmmakers and actors, as they felt too many of the awards were going to foreign movies instead of Ghanaian movies. There were many catcalls and whispering in the auditorium while the awards were ongoing.

They started screaming ‘Lotanna’ and laughing whenever the movie was called in the nomination reels. Some of the guests started calling the ceremony the Golden Nigerian Movie Awards.

A similar thing also happened in the TV categories ,when Cameroonian series, ‘Samba’ swept the TV categories.

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Meanwhile, Chris Okagbue, the lead actor in Lotanna, had a subtle statement of his own to make. He posted photos of all the trophies ‘Lotanna’ won and suggested that it was surprising that the movie had received such recognition outside of Nigeria, than it did in Nigeria. He wrote:

“My people, see us see GOD oooo. How can one name “LOTANNA” shake up the entire film industry so much in another man’s country??? 😲😲😲
Clearing 6 out of 13 nominations and becoming the BIGGEST winner of the night at the Golden Movie Awards 2017.
• Best Art Director
• Best Costumier
• Best Cinematopgraphy
• Best Sound
• Best Director
• Best Film
And you think GOD is not a miracle worker?
We shot this movie TWICE!!! With sweat and tears and blood, we literally put everything into this film.
Massive congratulations to the entire team especially my producer @thinkifan, my co-star @ama_k_abebrese and my brother n director @tokamcbarorfilms.
I didn’t win my category. But really, who better to lose out to than my very own mentor any day anytime @octhegreatukeje? Years ago, i couldn’t even imagine standing side by side with OC. Today, i’m honored on a level words can’t explain to share a category with him. In short, it was a WIN WIN WIN night for me.
All i can say is THANK YOU JESUS!!! And thank you to @goldenmovieawards for a spectacular show. Like i always say, we haven’t even started. Hollywood, we are coming, and i aint even playing!!! 😉😁🙏
#actor #winner #awardwinner#lotannathemovie #teamchrisokagbue#goldenmovieawards”

Lotanna is a story about a young man, who discovers that he has to offset a huge debt owed by his father before his sudden death, to a fearful loan shark called Don Cleff. Aided by an unbreakable resolve to succeed, his friends and his musical talent, he must find a way to solve this unfairly inherited problem or die trying.

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Kira Forex: The Ghanaian woman setting the pace in the Forex Trading business

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The advent of new media and digital money-making platforms has provided a plethora of opportunities for people to earn money and transform their life stories through legitimately acquired wealth and affluence.

One such life-changing and lucrative opportunity presented by new media is the forex trading business, which has surged in the past decade, leading to the creation of millions of new millionaires and billionaires worldwide.

Forex Trading is essentially the art of studying the global currency market and leveraging information about currency rates to buy and exchange currencies on a forex marketing platform.

The popularity of Forex Trading has soared in the country over the past half-decade, with several Ghanaians studying currency trends and making significant financial gains from it. However, only one name stands out in the business.

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Amid the growing interest in the Forex Trading business in the country, only one name has emerged as the pioneer and pacesetter: Lamidi Sikira, better known by her brand name, “Kira Forex.”

Just as Yaa Asantewaa is synonymous with feminine bravery in Ghana, Kira Forex has become the prime face of Ghanaian and African excellence in the forex trading business.

With over ten years of experience, Kira Forex has rightfully earned the reputation of a forex trading luminary, with several awards in Ghana and across the continent validating her position as one of Africa’s leading forex traders.

Her success in the field is so profound that she revealed in 2023 that she turned down a $20,000-a-month job to continue leading the pack in the forex trading industry.

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A trait of Kira Forex that endears her to many Ghanaians is her selflessness and willingness to guide others, particularly Ghanaian women, out of poverty. Having established herself in the field, Kira Forex founded the Kira Forex Academy with the goal of enlightening Ghanaians, especially women, about the forex trading industry, enabling them to earn money from the comfort of their homes.

A staunch advocate for the independence and growth of women, Kira Forex believes that financial freedom is the most crucial condition for independence and is thus leading many Ghanaian women on the path to financial freedom and wealth.

She also established the Kira Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization committed to enlightening, enriching, and empowering individuals in Ghana and across Africa. Through this foundation, she actively supports programs and social causes aimed at improving the lives of youths and the elderly, exemplifying her commitment to serving humanity.

Her outstanding work as a Forex Trader and philanthropist has earned her several awards, including Most Influential Trader and Best Forex Trader in Singapore, Outstanding Service Award in Nigeria, Africa’s Under 40 CEOs Award in Uganda, and Best Female Forex Trader of the Year in South Africa, among others.

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