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Here We Go! Fake sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela memorial says he had Schizophrenia on stage

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Fake-Sign-Language-Nelson-MandelaAccording to Sky News  the “fake” sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service has reportedly said he suffered a schizophrenic episode. Thamsanqa Jantjie, who was criticised for apparently making “meaningless gestures” while interpreting the speeches of world leaders on stage, said he takes medication for the condition. He said he did not know whether it was the scale of the event or the happiness he felt about being involved that triggered the episode. The 34-year-old, who was pictured signing next to the likes of US President Barack Obama, claimed he suddenly lost concentration and started hearing voices and hallucinating. He also had visions of angels coming into the stadium and was trying not to panic because there were “armed policemen around me”. Mr Jantjie said the episode impaired his ability to hear things properly and interpret what was being said, but he did not feel able to leave so continued to sign words and phrases that did not make sense.

“I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry, it’s the situation I found myself in. “Life is unfair. This illness is unfair. Anyone who doesn’t understand this illness will think that I’m just making this up.” Concerns over the interpreter had been raised by deaf people watching the service at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium. Bruno Druchen, the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa, said he “was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for”. South African parliament member Wilma Newhoudt, a member of the ruling party, also said the interpreter communicated nothing with his hand and arm movements. Both Mr Druchen and Ms Newhoudt are deaf. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country’s 11 official languages, according to the federation. icole Du Toit, an official sign language interpreter who also watched the broadcast, said the man on stage was an “embarrassment”. Mr Jantjie, who was accused of being an imposter, which led to security concerns, claims he is a genuine interpreter and a “champion of sign language” who was paid 850 Rand (£50) for one day’s work. Asked about his interpreting skills, he said: ”It is very sad at this present moment because I believe that it was an issue that had to be dealt with earlier. “If the Deaf Federation of South Africa​ have an issue with my interpreting they should have clarified it a long time ago, not at this crucial time for our country.” He says he has photographs of him working next to various people including President Jacob Zuma in the past. He said felt honoured to be part of the historic event on Tuesday, but the president’s office has contacted him to find out who recommended him for the job. The South African government is to investigate what happened.
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Ko-Jo Cue Teases New Single with Joey B

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Ko-Jo Cue is back in the limelight with a bang. The rapper, known for his lyrical prowess and storytelling, has announced the release of his latest single, “Free Throw.” Set to drop on September 28, 2023, it features Joey B with production from Fortune Dane. The upcoming track marks the end of Ko-Jo Cue’s hiatus and will usher fans into a new chapter of his career, as he recently announced a new management team, Gold River. 

Ko-Jo Cue’s musical journey has been nothing short of remarkable. Following the success of his EP, “21 Memory Lane,” in October 2021, the artist took a break from the spotlight. However, he didn’t completely disappear from the music scene; instead, he collaborated with artists such as Dj Carcious, Ria Boss, and Paapa Versa. 

Earlier this month, he announced his return to the limelight and dropped a thought-provoking freestyle addressing some of the pressing issues in the Ghanaian music industry.

Find the announcement below:

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About Ko-Jo Cue

Raised in the energetic rhythms of West Africa, Linford Kennedy Amankwaa, known to the world as Ko-Jo Cue, is a Ghanaian hip-hop artist who continues the legacy of the region’s revered griots. As a songwriter and lyricist, he weaves tales of African life through a lens both introspective and socially aware. His fusion of Hip-Hop, Highlife, and Afrobeats, paired with his philosophically tinged narrative style, mirrors the creative forces behind rap titans like Jay Z, Nas, J. Cole, and Obrafour. 

His collaboration with Ghanaian rapper Shaker on the album “Pen & Paper” in 2017 garnered accolades and caught the eye of Lauryn Hill. This earned him an opening slot on her tour. Similarly, his 2019 debut album, “For My Brothers,” was hailed as a landmark in the Ghanaian rap scene, dominated the Apple Music Charts, and gained a nomination for Album of the Year at the 3 Music Video Awards. Since 2019, he has accrued several awards, including the Adinkra Poetry Prize and an Artlink grant, for which he converted his album “For My Brothers” into a radio show aired across Europe.

Follow Ko-Jo Cue on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more updates on the rapper.

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Dr. Pushkin Successfully Holds ‘Outlandish North2South Experience’ in Accra and Bolgatanga

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Dr. Pushkin Successfully Holds 'Outlandish North2South Experience' in Accra and Bolgatanga

Ghana’s hip hop sensation, Dr. Pushkin, whose real name is Paul Azunre, has left a resounding mark on the music scene with his recent ‘Outlandish North2South Experience’ held in Accra and Bolgatanga over the last two weekends. Sponsored by the Khaya Languages Translation App, this remarkable event brought together music enthusiasts, artists, and creative minds for two nights of unforgettable entertainment, education, and inspiration.

The journey commenced in Accra on Saturday, September 9, at the prestigious Alliance Française. The event served as a platform for showcasing the immense talent residing in Ghana’s Upper East region. Dr. Pushkin, alongside other remarkable artists such as Rockcity Bongo, Soorebia, Jahwi, Aphee, and several others, set the stage ablaze with electrifying performances. This night marked the inception of a promising new chapter for Upper East creatives in the bustling capital city of Accra.

The thrill and excitement didn’t end there; it only intensified as the ‘Outlandish North2South Experience’ made its way to Bolgatanga. On September 15, creatives gathered at the Jocom Hotel for a music seminar that aimed to impart knowledge and nurture budding talents. The session served as an invaluable opportunity for artists to learn, network, and refine their craft.

The grand culmination of this musical extravaganza unfolded on September 16 with a spectacular concert at the same venue. Bolgatanga witnessed an incredible lineup featuring not only Dr. Pushkin but also renowned artists like Soorebia, Pandy, Fasetwo, Alaptawan, and many others who left the audience awe-inspired with their performances. The energy in the air was palpable as music enthusiasts reveled in the melodies, rhythms, and lyrics that brought the night alive.

The ‘Outlandish North2South Experience’ was made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Khaya Languages Translation App, which recognized the importance of celebrating and promoting Ghana’s diverse music and cultural heritage.

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Dr. Pushkin’s vision for this event was not merely to entertain but to unite, educate, and uplift the creative spirits of the Upper East region. In doing so, he has showcased the incredible potential of Ghana’s music industry and the wealth of talent it harbors.

This event has not only bridged geographical gaps but has also strengthened the bonds of creativity and unity within Ghana’s music scene, leaving an indelible mark on the cultural landscape of the nation. The ‘Outlandish North2South Experience’ stands as a testament to the power of music to inspire, unite, and uplift communities.

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I want Nigerians to know stripping does not make you a whore – Big Brother Naija star, Chichi

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Reality TV Star, Chinenyenwa ‘Chichi’ Okoebor sits with Chude Jideonwo, host of #WithChude, to discuss how she grew up alone after her father passed, the fight at the Big Brother Reunion, how she had to go into stripping for survival, and the journey to forgiving her mother. 

Chichi shared about defending herself at the reunion. “What people don’t know is that I grew up alone, and I literallyraised myself. There is nothing that I have not faced in life before now, the worst things that could happen to a girl child happened to me and the last time I checked, I won. My mindset for coming to the reunion was to go and clear many things that were said about me. People have the mindset that I don’t mingle, but I think I am just overprotective and that is the part they have refused to see.  Whenever I am vulnerable, they see me as the weak link they can poke on. Whenever this happens in the house, it is not because I cannot react, it is that I am scared of myself that if I react I am going to get disqualified. I saw the show as a pathway to upliftment, so I told myself, ‘Chi calm down’. People thought I was shy and, in my shell, but I was just protective of myself and of the show which was important”.  

After the reunion, I was depressed. For a very long time, I deactivated my socials. Even now sometimes I am on, and sometimes I am off.  It is not easy for me, I manage every situation by myself. Sometimes I just want to sit back and take it one step at a time so I won’t lose my mind. I went for the reunion to clear things out and make peace. When I saw that they were just coming for me, I was like, ‘These people, you don’t know me o. I can stand up for myself, I can talk it out”, she added. 

Speaking further on the fallout between her and Phyna, she shared, “The way Phyna came felt so scripted for me because she was asked a question, and she said, ‘your mama died, you have silicone on brain in your boobies’. Why did she have to go that far? Also, there is a difference between Silicon and BBL. I feel like she had already planned it. I was dumbfounded. She started saying things that weren’t true– saying things like I was married, and I had kids.  People think because we were roomies one week before the lockdown, I told her all those things. First, we never had such a discussion, what we always discussed was what we were going to do on the show, how wewere going to be besties and defend each other’. The other thing was that she asked if I got my body done that she would like to and all that. And I told her that we will discuss it after the show.  Many people think that we werepallies or friends before the show, but it wasn’t true. I had met her but we have never said ‘hi’ to each other.  

On life before Big Brother Naija, Chi Chi shared, “Before I went on the show, I remember telling the organizers that Idon’t know which of them picked me, but whoever that person is, God bless that person. I remember telling them that one of my reasons for going to the Big Brother Naija house was to make Nigerians know that stripping does not make you a whore. It’s just another means of making quick money. You don’t really have to sleep around to make money as a stripper or an exotic dancer. I wanted Nigerians to also relate with strippers and their lifestyle. I don’t know if I was able to achieve that, but I’m a homely girl. If you actually watch the show, you will understand that I’m not perfect. I can be a badass. I have never for once thought about what people will start saying. Because when I used to think of that, I was a nobody, until I started thinking less of that and started working hard. So, I wanted Nigerians to relate to my life and maybe at some point, the life of a stripper. To understand that this is actually a profession. Someone can be a stripper, and she can also make a good home. 

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Chichi also shared how she had suffered several mishaps as a girl child, and how she never felt loved. She mentioned that after her father passed at a young age, she moved in with her father’s best friend from where she had to run after a while. She also spoke about learning to forgive her mum, whom she said never really lookedfor her, and how that can be difficult whenever she imagined how life would have been different for her, if her mum was in the picture. 

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Ahuofe Patri Opens Up About Depression, Scariest Movie She Ever Shot And Broken Heart

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Famed Ghanaian actress and model Priscilla Opoku Agyeman, also known as Ahuofe Patri recently broke the mold when she appeared on “Ride and Chat.” During the episode, she candidly discussed her rise to fame, success stories, vulnerabilities, and real-life experiences.

She underlined the importance of open communication among young people with trusted family members because depression is prevalent in this day and age. Additionally, because it doesn’t simply affect celebrities, it is also possible for their admirers to experience it as a result of the glitz and glamour displayed on social media. She also showed her strong attitude about depression by not acknowledging its existence.

She cited the film “The Big Six” as being the most difficult she had ever shot, particularly the frightening cemetery sequence. This statement exemplifies the difficulties actresses must overcome to pursue their artistic goals. Additionally, it demonstrates how adaptable she is as an actress because she ventures outside of her comfort zone to give engaging performances.

Additionally, she admitted that losing her mother was the first time she truly experienced a broken heart, “My heart was shattered when I lost my mother,” she said.

Watch the full conversation below:

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Staying Off Social Media Was So Peaceful – Ko-Jo Cue Explains His Absence On Social Media

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Ghanaian rap artist Linford Kennedy Amankwaa, better known by his stage name Ko-Jo Cue is back! (more…)

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Philip NeeWhang Announces Upcoming Track with Kurl Songx titled “Be Alright”

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Philip NeeWhang has just announced a new song about to hit the music waves titled “Be Alright” featuring Kurl Songx. Philip NeeWhang, known for his musical prowess and dedication to crafting memorable tunes, is believed to have started working on this project a year ago.

This collaboration is not just a musical endeavor but a testament to Philip NeeWhang’s commitment to advancing his music and offering his fans something truly exceptional.

As fans eagerly await the release date, there are some questions that may be on their minds. They might wonder what kind of magic these two talented artists will create together.

 

Will “Be Alright” be an upbeat anthem that gets everyone dancing, or will it carry a deeper message that resonates with listeners? The title itself hints at a positive and uplifting theme, leaving fans curious about the emotions and experiences the song will convey.

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Kurl Songx, formerly known as Kelvin, rose to fame as the winner of MTN Hitmaker season 5, showcasing his exceptional talent and captivating voice.

Since then, he has continued to make his mark in the Ghanaian music scene with chart-topping hits like “Jennifer Lomotey” featuring Sarkodie, “Feeling” featuring Ebony, and “WOW” featuring Mr. Drew. His journey in the music industry has earned him respect and admiration from fans and fellow artists alike.

 

In light of this collaboration, it’s important to applaud Philip NeeWhang for his bold efforts in not only pursuing his musical dreams but also collaborating with prominent artists like Kurl Songx. Such partnerships enrich the music landscape and provide fans with new and exciting experiences.

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As the anticipation continues to grow, one thing is certain: “Be Alright” is poised to be a significant addition to the musical repertoire of both Philip NeeWhang and Kurl Songx.

 

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