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Gov’t And Corporate Bodies are not investing in creatives because of their extravagant lifestyles – Da Hammer

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Renowned Ghanaian music producer, Edward Nana Poku Osei, popularly known as Hammer of The Last Two has detailed reason why members of the Ghanaian entertainment industry do not receive assistance from the government and corporate bodies.

Speaking with Kwame Dadzie on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z, Hammer who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Last Two Music Group opined that quite a number of people in the creative sector do not portray that they need help.

His comment comes after  pleas from some creatives for the government to give creative entrepreneurs tax incentives so more investors will be interested in injecting money into the system.

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According to him, these celebrities live extravagant lifestyles unbecoming of people in need of any  financial assistance, stressing that these celebrities who drive in luxurious cars have other sources of income apart from music.

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“We are not displaying suffering to them. We are buying cars with different amounts of money. We are flexing. Most people in the creative [music] industry are not buying cars with the music money.

If you are doing Forex Trading at home and you buy an X Class, and you are pulling up in it and a tax man is looking at you, what are you talking about? We have to speak the truth to power. Let’s show them we are suffering. But we can’t go around shopping at expensive places, driving the biggest cars and expect them to feel for us,” he said.

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Hammer, to a greater extent divulged that some celebrities are doing this just to show off, adding that it has its own implications.

“If you want to show that your works are promoting the tourism industry, show it. Prove that you are an up and coming artiste and you can’t afford these things,” he added.

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Nigerian Eye at 15 : Nanahemaa Awindor, Victoria Michaels, Juliet Ibrahim,Dzifa Gray Honoured

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The British Council Auditorium in Ghana played host to the 15th-anniversary celebration of Nigerian Eye Newspaper on June 13, 2024. The event, themed “Trade Conundrum: Expanding Understanding of the ECOWAS Module as Catalyst to Prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa,” brought together key stakeholders from Nigeria and Ghana to discuss trade and economic relations between the two nations.

The event featured keynote speakers from both countries, including representatives from the Nigerian High Commission and the government of Ghana. The auditorium was filled with dignitaries, business leaders, and individuals from various sectors, all gathered to celebrate the milestone achievement of Nigerian Eye Newspaper.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of awards to deserving individuals who have made significant contributions to building bridges between Nigeria and Ghana. The Bridge Builders Award category recognized Nigerians and Ghanaians who have made efforts to bridge the gap between the two nations, particularly through the creative economy.

Notable individuals who received the Bridge Builders Award include Ghana-Nigeria’s top model, Victoria Michaels, who has been championing education projects and mentoring youths in Ghana and Nigeria. Other recipients include creative economy entrepreneurs Dzifa Gray and Juliet Ibrahim, who have contributed to the growth of the Nigerian creative economy sector.

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The Changemaker Awards were presented to individuals making a difference in their communities. Recipients include Nanahemaa Obaapa Awindor, a development enthusiast whose healthcare work has impacted communities in Nigeria and Ghana, and Hon. Ifeanyi Abaekwume, founder of Earth Conscience Ltd and Hon.Archibold Cobbina the MCE of Ayawaso West Assembly.

Other awardees include Dr. Bayo Albert Asaolu, President of All Nigeria Community Ghana; Dr.Ijeomah Arodiogbu,Mr. Jouvence Babagbeto, founder of Eagle Vision Institute; Dr. Emma Okeson, CEO of Citylight Ghana Ltd; and Hon. Tochukwu Okere, Diaspora Affairs Committee Chairman at the Nigeria 10th National Assembly as well as Mr.Horthman the CEO of Asuogyaman Company Ltd Ghana. The Nigeria High Commission was also specially recognised with a Hero of Diplomacy Award for their support to Nigerian Community in Ghana

The event ended with a call to action for increased collaboration and trade between Nigeria and Ghana, with a focus on the ECOWAS module as a catalyst for prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Joe Mettle Urges Team Eternity and Kwame Mickey to Resolve ‘Defe Defe’ Conflict Amicably

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Contemporary Ghanaian gospel artiste, Joe Mettle has called for Team Eternity Ghana and Kwame Mickey to come to a peaceful resolution regarding the copyright infringement dispute over the song ‘Defe Defe’. (more…)

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I’m no longer motivated by charts, sales – Beyoncé

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Multiple award-winning American singer, Beyonce has disclosed that she is no longer driven by charts and commercial achievements. (more…)

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Joey B is one of the best producers in this country but he hasn’t been credited before – Hammer

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Ghanaian artiste, Darryl Paa Kwesi Bannerman-Martin, professionally known as Joey B has been hailed by renowned music producer, Hammer as one of the country’s finest yet uncredited talents. (more…)

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Hammer took me from the ghetto and gave me a life – Edem

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Renowned Ghanaian rapper, Edem, known in private life as Denning Edem Hotor has shared his heartfelt appreciation for his mentor, Hammer, and the profound impact he has had on both his personal journey and burgeoning music career. (more…)

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I have convinced my children not to pursue music – Rex Omar

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"I stopped going to church in 1997, I don’t want to be a hypocrite" -Rex Omar

Seasoned Ghanaian Highlife artiste, Rex Owusu Marfo, popularly known as Rex Omar has revealed that he has discouraged his children from pursuing a career in music like he did. (more…)

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