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Hollywood Prestigious Awards To Honour Dr. Michael K. Obeng As ‘International Man of the Year’

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Harvard-trained Ghanaian American Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael K. Obeng, will be honoured at this year’s Hollywood & African Prestigious Awards (HAPAwards) as the ‘International Man of the Year’.

According to organizers of HAPAwards, the scheme is inviting the renowned plastic surgeon to be bestowed upon the‘International Man of the Year’ award for the 2021 HAPAwards due to his outstanding and extraordinaryaccomplishment in his field of work and contributions to mankind.

“HAPAwards is designed to bridge the cultural gap between Africa and the global community while giving backthrough the arts with the I Dream 4 All Foundation. The ‘Awards’ helps promote creativity, spotlights rich African heritage, exhibits unique talents and honours outstanding individuals across the films, music, comedy, fashion andsocial media industries.”

Dr. Obeng is one of the most sought-after surgeons in the world. Throughout his two-decade career, and as thedirector of MiKO Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, he has performed makeovers for Hollywood elite, supermodels,musicians and royalty, and more importantly, he has put smiles on the faces of some of the world’s most needythrough his non-profit R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Worldwide, Inc.; The Foundation for Reconstructive Surgery. He specializes incosmetic surgery of the aging face, breast & body, Brazilian butt lift, rib removal, and forehead reduction to mention afew. His passion has always been complex reconstruction, and surgeries other surgeons deem impossible, hence the nickname, “The Surgeon‘s Surgeon”.

Dr. Obeng’s service to humanity has earned him several humanitarian awards including, The Amanfoo Goodness &Excellence Award (2021), Ebony Magazine 75t^Edition Power 100 Honoree (2020), GUBA Humanitarian Spirit Award(2017), NAACP Humanitarian Award (2013) and the list goes on. In addition, he has been commended by the City ofBeverly Hills and the County of Los Angeles for his “dedication to improving and bettering the lives of individuals around the world using his medical expertise”. “None of these accolades would have been possible without the selfless volunteers over the years and the patients who trusted us with their lives, not to mention the Almighty God”, says Dr. Obeng.

Outside of his work in Beverly Hills, Dr. Obeng finds ways to make a difference in the world. He is the founder of R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Worldwide inc.; The Foundation for Reconstructive Surgery. R.E.S.T.O.R.E. is an acronym that stands for Restoring Emotional Stability Throughout Outstanding Reconstructive Efforts.  R.E.S.T.O.R.E. provides freereconstructive surgery to

 

patients in developing countries. The organization has performed over 1,500 free surgeries since its inception in 2017, in three different continents, to a tune in excess of over 575 million USD.

The Hollywood & African Prestigious Awards (HAPAwards) are United States of America awards given to outstanding individuals whose lives have been marked by extraordinary milestones and accomplishments. This 5th edition theme is “Collaboration for Global Development, Peace & Prosperity”. Over the years, the HAPAwards has honoured royaltieslike His Imperial Majesty, The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi- Ojaja II, King of Swaziland, His Majesty, Ngwenyama King Mswati III, Bentley Kyle Evans, Mona Scott- Young, Ernest Thomas, Beverly Todd, Todd Bridges, Koffi Olomide, Former WBA Heavyweight Champion Honorable Gerrie Coetzee, along with other select Politicians, Dignitaries, Hollywood & African A-List Actors, Musicians, Comedians and Activists.

HAPAwards 2021 is a 3-day event starting from Friday, October 22nd to Sunday, October 24th with a combination ofthe Fashion and Music Show, the HAPA International Business Roundtable (HIBR) and the Sunday Awards Night — TheGrand Finale. This magnificent event will be directed and produced by one of Hollywood’s own, Mr. Bentley Kyle Evans, the creator of some of the iconic and household named shows such as The Jamie Fox Show and Martin. Theevent will take place at the legendary Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, USA. The Sunday event will be hosted by Cynthia Bailey and Claudia Jordan, both of the acclaimed Real Housewives of Atlanta. Actor/comedian, Michael Blackson will join these two lovely ladies to complete the lineup for Sunday.

“This is our 5’h year anniversary celebration, and it is gearing to be our best show yet to-date,” says Kanyile Ka-Ngwenya, the Chief Creative Officer for the HAPAwards. He continues, “the last two years have been trying times because of the pandemic, but this show is going to bring us together to celebrate our culture diversity, with thepandemic in mind”.

The HAPAwards was founded in 2017 and endorsed by the Mayor of Glendale – Vartan Gharpetian, California Legislature Assembly and the United States Congress, as one of Hollywood’s major awards show and establishment.

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The 100 Most Outstanding Female Change Makers In Ghana 2020-2021, According to Humanitarian Awards Global

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The 100 Most Outstanding Female Change Makers  In Ghana 2020-2021, According to Humanitarian Awards Global.

Humanitarian Awards Global has released its list of the 100 most outstanding female change makers from across Ghana.
Ranging from humanitarians, media personalities to business women, artists, and political leaders, the list celebrates women who are changing the status quo in the Ghana and, in some cases, globally.
“They are reshaping history, closing inequalities, and pioneering new avenues of wealth creation and in turn, lifting others with them to make the world a better place.

Among the 100 incredible female change makers on the list are the formidable movers and shakers who continue to use their voices and platforms to champion girls and women’s rights, access to quality education, and economic opportunities.

The people who appear on the list are recognised for doing something to change the world – regardless of the consequences of their actions.

Criteria for selection included: Humanitarian Impacts, Consistency, Excellence in Leadership & Performance, Personal accomplishments, Commitment to sharing knowledge, Breaking the Status Quo.

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Nollywood actress Stella Damasus loses mum

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Veteran Nigerian actress Stella Damasus has lost her mother. (more…)

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Trigmatic And Mercedes-Benz Sandton Holds An Exclusive Music Showcase In Sandton, South Africa

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Imagine a getaway-drive on a highway in a fully loaded Mercedes-Benz S-Class with next- generation MBUX infotainment system, active ambient lighting, rear seat comfort package, executive seat, with music blazing from a Burmester high-end 4D surround sound system.

This is the experience Trigmatic and Mercedes-Benz Sandton created for guests at Trigmatic’s music showcase on the 21st of January 2022.

Multi award winning Ghanaian singer/songwriter/rapper and composer Trigmatic joined forces with Mercedes-Benz Sandton to host a music showcase for thirty of Africa’s music industry leaders, as well as other music stakeholders. This event forms part of Trigmatic’s pre-release events for his upcoming EP, LOVE FROM JOZI . A seven track EP inspired by the sounds and sights of Johannesburg, South Africa, where the EP was recorded.

The event was held at the plush Mercedes-Benz Sandton retailer, where attendees were treated to some great music off the EP as well as a feel of the luxury and warmth that Mercedes-Benz brings. In attendance were representatives of the Ghana high commission (South Africa), CEO of UMG Sipho Dlamini, Lerato Masepe from Def Jam, Lebo Kgothadi from Universal Music, Siphele Khumalo from Wines, Munya Chanetsa (A&R Sony Music and founder of Moti Africa), Zamani Ndimande (CEO of Bayeni Holdings), and musician Donald Denial, to mention just a few. South Africa’s DJ and Artist Dj Tira couldn’t make it to the exclusive event but sent a heart-warming video wishing Trig well in his music journey. The event was curated by South African actress and model, Angel Pooe.

Thato Tlagae (Media Expert) and Kelvin Mogoane (AMG Product Expert) from Mercedes- Benz Sandton expressed their excitement about the collaboration between the retailer and Trigmatic, and hinted to more of these collaborations in the future.

Trigmatic in his speech encouraged more collaborative moves between corporate bodies and creatives, and more cultural exchanges between African nations. He highlighted the current attention given to African music, and the opportunities Africans stand to gain from endeavours in this direction. He expressed his gratitude towards Mercedes Benz Sandton, other sponsors, Zamani Ndimande, and all who made this a top tier event.

Six of the songs off the EP were played in twelve of the luxury Mercedes-Benz cars beautifully displayed on the retailer’s floor. The tangible excitement of guests increased as they were ushered into the cars which were reverberating with songs on the Burmester high- end 4D surround sound systems. Certainly a “to-die-for” unrivalled experience. The event was also supported by Bayeni holdings, Unique Print Hub, Wa Mo Afrika foundation, Khumsalo Wines, Go&fun drinks, and Matic Multimedia.

The two hour event ended on a smooth note with drinks and nibbles, and most importantly hearts filled with the kind of satisfaction that only the Mercedes-Benz S-Class can bring. The next time you think of buying a car in South Africa, think Mercedes-Benz; think Mercedes- Benz Sandton; and of course a Trigmatic playlist.

Trigmatic’s EP is expected to drop this March with expectations of taking over the continent as always. Don’t forget to check out his first single off the EP, Aduawa, on Apple Music and all other music stores. https://music.apple.com/za/artist/trigmatic/373032557

Image credit @FlashedBySanele & @MercedesBenzSandton

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Feud over as Davido and Wizkid hug it out in a super long embrace

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The year 2022 is off to a good start as a super long feud between two of Nigeria’s biggest superstars seems to have come to an end.

Wizkid and Davido have been at loggerheads with each other for a long while and all that seems to be over now as the two were captured locked in a very long hug.

The two Superstars were captured in a video that is now going viral on the internet, embracing themselves in a very long and intimate hug at a club.

Fans of the two singers cannot contain their excitement as they have longed wished for them to end their feud and create beautiful music together.

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https://www.instagram.com/reel/CZBtuSPpg3l/?utm_medium=copy_link

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Dedebah releases ‘Have Fun With it’

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Hip-hop is one of the most loved musical genres in the world and Ghana is no exception to this rule and as the music keeps evolving, so do the creative artists behind the songs. Dedebah is one of the first names that come to mind when the topic in discussion is “Ghanaian Female Rappers”. Dedebah is a very versatile rapper who does not shy away from any challenge. Her sound has gained massive recognition from top blogs and major industry players including hip-hop heavyweights Sarkodie, Medikal, amongst others.

Dedebah is at the pinnacle of her career where she deems it a necessity to give her fans a full body project instead of the occasional singles. Last year she took to social media to announce her maiden EP dubbed “Bosompemaa”. The anticipation for this project has gone through the roof with fans being eager to get their hands on this EP. The African Rap Diva decided to stop fans from lingering anymore by putting out the first major single off the “Bosompemaa EP” titled “Have Fun With It”.

“Have Fun With It” is a groovy hip-hop song with a very catchy and melodic hook. In the first verse she shows off her lyrical prowess. She can be heard saying in local dialect twi “Bosompemaa, mey3 ohemaa” which is simply to remind the listener of the Queen that she is, with no other person being at par with her. The song is produced by Riddim Boss and the video was shot by Director Banitchi.

Stream and enjoy !!

“Have Fun With It” is available on all major digital music stores via this link https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/dedebah/have-fun-with-it

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It takes 12 weeks to heal- Kisa Gbekle shares the not so juicy parts of body enhancement surgery

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Ghanaian actress, Bisa Gbekle has revealed that it’s not all rosy when going under the knife to get your body enhanced. (more…)

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