Radio and television personality, Jessica Opare-Saforo, has returned as host of the 2nd season of “Beta Malt’s On The Go” street interactive show. This year’s 9-episdode Season, is in line with Beta Malt’s new campaign, “The Only Way is UP”, launched earlier this year, which seeks to celebrate the mass of assertive and enterprising Ghanaians, at the heart of Africa’s growth, in pursuit of their dreams. Other exciting features of Season 2 include quirky quotes from the “Motivation On the Go” episodes, a twist to the “Trailer Jam” and campus visit episodes and a much-awaited trip to the Garden City, Kumasi, alongside celebrity appearances. https://ameyawdebrah.com/exclusive-photos-winners-2017-ghana-music-awards-uk-gmauk17/ Speaking on the Show’s renewal, Jessica said “I’m excited to be on the Show. It’s unconventional, fast-paced and features real people going about their daily lives. Being able to meet with people has always been a joy to me and “Beta Malt On The Go”, is a perfect mix of everything I do and love” Speaking on the Show, Portia Offei Asare, Brands Manager for Beta Malt, said “Last season was filled with memorable moments enabled by Jessica’s boundless energy and ability to elicit humour and wit from willing contributors to the Show. People are comfortable around her, and for a show of this kind coupled with our new Campaign, she’s a natural fit” https://ameyawdebrah.com/amanda-jissih-reveals-two-tv-stations-turned-due-size/ “Beta Malt On the Go”, is created by Accra Brewery Limited and produced by Content Vault. The 2nd Season premiered on Saturday, 30th September, 2017 on TV3 at 3:00pm, GhOne at 10:45am and UTV at 4:00pm and for those “on the go”, via Facebook on www.facebook.com/BetaMaltGh.]]>
Lynx Entertainment to launch new TV channel
Lynx Entertainment have hinted the launch of their own content network. This direction wouldn’t be too much of a surprise as the home of some of Ghana’s biggest acts like KiDi & Kuami Eugene, have been working out top tier TV and music video productions with their sister company, Tigon Creatives.
Fans of the label have noticed official Lynx TV accounts set-up across various social media platforms. We can only wait and see what the Lynx family have in store for Ghana’s entertainment industry.
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Joeboy Joins Apple Music’s Home Session in Spatial Audio
Apple Music’s Home Session features reimagined signature songs and thoughtful covers and today, Nigerian-born Afropop tour de force Joeboy (real name Joseph Akinwale) releases his own stripped down versions.
“I selected these songs because they are really beautiful and they signify where I’m at mentally, one way or the other. What feels really special to me is the soul and the sincerity in the delivery of my vocals, the emotions it invokes. As a result, I think I am more mature, more precise, and more intentional with the way I go about my music,” Joeboy tells Apple Music.
The Home Session EP, available to stream on Apple Music in Spatial Audio, will feature four exclusive unplugged tracks from the smooth singer, smash hit singles “Sip (Alcohol)”,“Contour” and his latest release “Body & Soul”, as well as a cover of Sean Kingston’s summer earworm single, “Beautiful Girls”.
“‘Beautiful Girl’ by Sean Kingston was basically the soundtrack of my early teen years and reminds me of when I started crushing on girls. The song really influenced my writing ability and cemented my love for pop-dancehall love songs,” he explains.
After joining Mr Eazi’s emPawa Africa platform in 2019, Joeboy’s career skyrocketed in the wake of a string of hit single releases, with “Sip (Alcohol).” And with his highly-anticipated album on the way, Joeboy is set to be a staple on playlists and screens for years to come.
Discover Joeboy’s exclusive Apple Music Home Session EP and his knack for weaving poignant stories with catchy lyrics to create pop-leaning R&B hits.
DStv For Business Enhancing Customers’ Experience with The Right Mix of Entertainment
At the heart of any business is the customer and at DStv Ghana, the goal is to evolve daily to meet the demands of the ever-changing and competitive market. In a bid to cater to its wide array of audiences, Africa’s number one Pay TV company, MultiChoice Africa has repositioned its commercial service “DStv For Business” with packages specially curated with the right edutainment content to suit various businesses.
According to the Acting Head, DStv For Business, Kelvin Kamasa, “our objective is to deliver a pay TV experience designed for your business. The content and packages are specifically curated to seamlessly fit into the way commercial customers consume it. Our solution for hotels for instance allows guest in different rooms to watch their choice of channels without the intervention of the front desk personnel. Your clientele can continue watching their favourite shows/channels whenever they are on the road for business or stop by your office, hotel, or pub. DStv For Business has a tailored package to suit your business size and pocket so you can have the best working moments with DStv.”
MultiChoice Ghana continues to improve its service offerings over time, with the addition of consultancy service for High-rise buildings, multiple user dwelling on how DStv can be installed. The DStv For Business unit can advise on countless options to ensure the incorporation of either our IPTV service or other alternatives to a seamless and cost-effective TV entertainment solution to your high rise or estate project. According to the Managing Director, MultiChoice Ghana, Alex Okyere, the business is all about the customer’s experience, and the greatest motivation for his team is to offer more value for money to not just our domestic users but commercial users.
DStv For Business has three main offers; DStv Work, DStv Play and DStv Stay. Each package is tailored to suit the needs of offices, bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels and so on. The essence of this, Kelvin Kamasa explains, is to tailor content to specific customers to enhance their viewing experience. Instead of having to watch a wide array of content, these DStv For Business packages now give you what you want based on business customers’ needs and preferences.
The DStv Work package offers the latest news headlines from around the world, sports, weather updates and other work-related entertainment. The goal here is to set the tone for a stimulating work environment and keep everyone well informed. The Work packages are best suited for offices, banks, and other corporate organizations.
The DStv Play packages are best suited for businesses such as pubs, restaurants, bars, clubs, café, and betting houses. These packages enhance the guest’s experience and ensure that they are always entertained with their favourite sports programmes and other first-class entertainment.
The DStv Stay packages are suited for hotels, motels, lodges, resorts, Air BnB’s and serviced apartments. Giving each guest whether a kid, adult or elderly a memorable in-room experience during their stay.
One important feature is that these packages they can be tailored to customers’ budget. This means that customers can enjoy entertainment at a certain threshold which is a unique offer. For less than Ghs 170, one can enjoy several channels. For instance, the DStv Stay (Basic), offers customers an array of entertainment with more than ten channels spanning sports, news, kiddies’ channel, and music with just GHs77.
Businesses also have the flexibility of choosing a package that perfectly suits your business model without worrying about not having the popular channels needed by customers. From small entrepreneurs to 5-star hotels, multinational corporations and government agencies, every business has something that works for them.
For hotels, their customers get a mix of carefully selected movies, music, and sports channels as well as documentary channels. This is the same for a financial establishment where customers are more concerned about the latest updates from the financial sector and latest news over that of a music or movie channel like Akwaaba Magic Abusua and ROK Gh. Similarly, fast-food joints, pubs and clubs will be in tune with Trace Jama, Akwaaba Magic, SuperSports channels over National Geographic Channel or News channels.
Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o, Wizkid, others noted for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
Nickelodeon has released the official list of nominees for the highly anticipated 2023 Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs). Set to premier on Wednesday, 8 March at 16:10 on NickToons (DStv channel 308), the slime sludging award ceremony celebrates some of the biggest local and international media personalities and artists, as voted for by the fans.
Topping the list in the Favourite African Star category for Mzansi are former host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Trevor Noah, and the South African women’s national soccer team, Banyana Banyana.
Last year, the Favourite African Star title was awarded to Limpopo pop star and 2022 South African Music Award winner for Best Music Video of the Year, Makhadzi, and it is set to be a highly contended category once more this year.
“The evolution of the African creative industry is being felt across all spheres of global entertainment,” remarked Dillon Khan, Vice President of Paramount Africa for Comedy Central Africa, Nickelodeon & Creative Services. “These nominations resonate with all of Africa, and we’re glad to see so much African talent being recognised for all the hard work they put into the global entertainment industry. This is just the beginning.”
Some of South Africa’s favourite Kidfluencers are being recognised for having gained a considerable online following by creating child-centered content on social media through the Favorite African Kidfluencers category. Previously won by then four-year-old internet phenomenon Sbahle Mzizi, this year’s nominees are YouTuber Alakhe Mdoda, young prodigy Lethukuthula Bhengu, dancer, singer, and social media influencer Rethabile Mokgatla, social media sensation, Siba Bogopa, multiple-award winning and officially The World’s Youngest DJ, DJ Arch JNR, with Nigeria’s favourite ‘Unidentical Duo’ twin models Olianna and Olivia closing off the list.
Face of Nickelodeon Africa, Lerai Rakoditsoe will be heading out to Los Angeles to host the official 2023 KCA Nickelodeon Africa Special. She will be bringing all the home-grown action, celebrating children’s top choices in entertainment media.
“Lerai has been making waves since she became the first African host on NickMusic, it is incredible to see her soaring to even greater heights as the host of the Africa leg of the Kid’s Choice Awards on NickToons. As a platform partner to NickToons, MultiChoice is proud to be associated with a brand that nurtures and recognises talent, especially that of young artists on the African continent”, said Georginah Machiridza, Executive Head Content Strategy at Multichoice.
“Hosting NFL Slimetime is always a blast, and I can’t wait to bring that same energy and slime as co-host of the iconic Kids’ Choice Awards! I grew up on Nickelodeon and my kids love watching, so we’re all ready for the stunts, surprises and superstars that await us at this year’s show”, said Nate Burleson, Host of American weekly television sports show NFL Slimetime.
“I got slimed at the KCA’s in 2021, saw my sister get slimed at last year’s show and now, no one is safe with me as co-host! I’m looking forward to making sure this year’s show is even slimier with epic dances and silly tricks along the way”, said Charli D’Amelio, Social media personality, Dancer, and reigning ‘Queen of TikTok’.
First-time nominees include Jenna Ortega, Jack Harlow, GAYLE, Joji, Nicky Youre and Letitia Wright, amongst others. Stranger Things leads the pack with six nominations, followed by That Girl Lay Lay, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder with four nominations each.
Musical performances will be announced closer to the day.
Fans across the globe can cast their votes across 31 categories on the official Kids’ Choice Awards website, KidsChoiceAwards.com, with an additional 32 international categories available in regions around the world.
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Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 is sponsored by Lunchables with 100% Juice, Nintendo Switch and Olive Garden®.
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 will broadcast on NickToons (DStv channel 308) on 8 March 2023 at 16:10 CAT.
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 nominees are:
FAVOURITE AFRICAN STAR
FAVOURITE AFRICAN KIDFLUENCER
Olianna and Olivia
DJ Arch JNR
FAVOURITE KIDS’ TV SHOW
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
That Girl Lay Lay
The Fairly Odd Parents: Fairly Odder
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
The Really Loud House
FAVOURITE FAMILY TV SHOW
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
FAVOURITE REALITY SHOW
America’s Funniest Home Videos
America’s Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
Floor Is Lava
The Masked Singer
FAVOURITE ANIMATED SHOW
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous
Teen Titans Go!
The Loud House
FAVOURITE FEMALE TV STAR (KIDS)
Audrey Grace Marshall (Vivian Turner, The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder)
Imogen Cohen (Zina, The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder)
Olivia Rodrigo (Nini, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven’s Home)
Sofia Wylie (Gina, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
That Girl Lay Lay (Lay Lay, That Girl Lay Lay)
FAVOURITE MALE TV STAR (KIDS)
Brady Noon (Evan Morrow, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers)
Israel Johnson (Noah Lambert, Bunk’d)
Joshua Bassett (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
Tyler Wladis (Roy, The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder)
Wolfgang Schaeffer (Lincoln Loud, The Really Loud House)
Young Dylan (Young Dylan, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan)
FAVOURITE FEMALE TV STAR (FAMILY)
Hilary Duff (Sophie, How I Met Your Father)
Jenna Ortega (Wednesday Addams, Wednesday)
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)
Miranda Cosgrove (Carly Shay, iCarly)
Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield, Stranger Things)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Bow Johnson, Black-ish)
FAVOURITE MALE TV STAR (FAMILY)
Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things)
Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Obi-Wan-Kenobi)
Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler, Stranger Things)
Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson, Stranger Things)
Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay, iCarly)
Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso, Cobra Kai)
Avatar: The Way of Water
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hocus Pocus 2
Jurassic World Dominion
Monster High The Movie
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Top Gun: Maverick
FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTOR
Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Thor: Love and Thunder)
Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Dominion)
Dwayne Johnson (Black Adam/Teth-Adam, Black Adam)
Jim Carrey (Dr. Robotnik, Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
Ryan Reynolds (Big Adam, The Adam Project)
Tom Cruise (Capt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, Top Gun: Maverick)
FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTRESS
Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness)
Letitia Wright (Shuri, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Millie Bobby Brown (Enola Holmes, Enola Holmes 2)
Natalie Portman (Jane Foster/The Mighty Thor, Thor: Love and Thunder)
Sarah Jessica Parker (Sarah Sanderson, Hocus Pocus 2)
FAVOURITE ANIMATED MOVIE
DC League of Super-Pets
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
Minions: The Rise of Gru
The Bad Guys
FAVOURITE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE (MALE)
Andy Samberg (Dale, Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers)
Andy Samberg (Jonathan, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania)
Chris Evans (Buzz Lightyear, Lightyear)
Dwayne Johnson (Krypto, DC League of Super-Pets)
Kevin Hart (Ace, DC League of Super-Pets)
Steve Carell (Gru, Minions: The Rise of Gru)
FAVOURITE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE (FEMALE)
Awkwafina (Tarantula, The Bad Guys)
Keke Palmer (Izzy Hawthorne, Lightyear)
Salma Hayek (Kitty Softpaws, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish)
Sandra Oh (Ming, Turning Red)
Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania)
Taraji P. Henson (Belle Bottom, Minions: The Rise of Gru)
FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST
FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST
FAVOURITE MUSIC GROUP
5 Seconds of Summer
Black Eyed Peas
Panic! At the Disco
“About Damn Time”- Lizzo
“Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift
“As It Was”- Harry Styles
“Bejeweled”- Taylor Swift
“Break My Soul” – Beyoncé
“First Class”- Jack Harlow
“I Ain’t Worried”- OneRepublic
“Lift Me Up”- Rihanna
FAVOURITE MUSIC COLLABORATION
“Bam Bam”- Camila Cabello, featuring Ed Sheeran
“Don’t You Worry” – Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, Shakira
“I Like You (A Happier Song)”- Post Malone, featuring Doja Cat
“Numb”- Marshmello, featuring Khalid
“Stay With Me”- Calvin Harris, featuring Justin Timberlake, Halsey, Pharrell
“Sweetest Pie”- Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa
FAVOURITE BREAKOUT ARTIST
Lauren Spencer Smith
“Dawn FM”- The Weeknd
“GOD DID”- DJ Khaled
“Harry’s House”- Harry Styles
“Midnights (3am Edition)”- Taylor Swift
FAVOURITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR
Bad Bunny (Latin America)
Harry Styles (UK)
Taylor Swift (North America)
Tones and I (Australia)
FAVOURITE SOCIAL MUSIC STAR
That Girl Lay Lay
FAVOURITE MALE CREATOR
FAVOURITE FEMALE CREATOR
Kids Diana Show
FAVOURITE SOCIAL MEDIA FAMILY
Ninja Kidz TV
Ohana Adventure Family
The Bucket List Family
The Royalty Family
The Williams Family
FAVOURITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR
FAVOURITE MALE SPORTS STAR
FAVOURITE CELEBRITY PET
Dexter Lipa Hadid
Gino Chopra Jonas
Olivia Benson Swift
Piggy Lou Bieber
Cat Kid Comic Club Book Series
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Series
Five Nights at Freddy’s Book Series
Harry Potter Book Series
The Adventures of Captain Underpants Books Series
The Bad Guys Book Series
FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME
Just Dance 2023
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 is produced by Nickelodeon Productions and overseen by Ashley Kaplan, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Unscripted & Digital Franchise Studio; Paul J Medford, Vice President, Unscripted Current Series; Luke Wahl, Vice President, Unscripted Creative; and Jennifer Bryson, Vice President, Production, Tentpoles, Events & Music & Specials. Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager, and Barb Bialkowski serve as executive producers, with Harriet Cuddeford and Andria Parides serving as co-executive producers.
Nate Burleson is a co-host of CBS Mornings and an Emmy Award-winning studio analyst for CBS Sports’ NFL pre-game, halftime and post-game show, THE NFL TODAY. He is also the host of Nickelodeon’s NFL Slimetime.
Charli D’Amelio is a digital superstar, crowned “the reigning queen of TikTok,” by The New York Times. She was the first on the platform to hit 100 million followers and is the current leading female TikTok creator. D’Amelio was named one of YouTube’s Top 10 Breakout Creators of 2020 and has earned her coveted spots on lists such as Forbes 30 Under 30, Fortune’s 40 under 40, AdWeek’s 2020 Young Influentials and Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood Impact List in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
GOtv Ghana: 10 years of Excellent Customer Experience
A decade ago, GOtv appeared on the scene of digital pay TV in Ghana and has since transformed it with technologically advanced, easily accessible, affordable, and customer-friendly packages for Ghanaians. Currently available in over 25 cities across 9 regions, GOtv boasts of the widest privately owned digital terrestrial television (DTT) network in Ghana despite only being here 10 years.
Foremost on GOtv’ s agenda since inception is offering excellent customer experience, which is evident in its numerous tech innovations, self-service options, content quality, decoder functionality and quality, among others.
To ensure the best customer experience while pushing Ghana’s transition from analogue to digital transmission, GOtv began operations in January 2013 with the DVB-T2 decoder a second-generation technology regarded as one of the most advanced broadcast infrastructures globally and approved by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) as the standard for digital television broadcasting. GOtv was the first DTT provider in Ghana to use this infrastructure.
Asides from delivering a higher number of channels 20 per frequency when compared to DVB-T1 technology which allows 12 channels per frequency DVB-T2 technology gives access to free-to-air channels on the expiration of one’s subscription and delivers a far superior digital, audio-visual quality, all for the viewing pleasure of its customers at extremely affordable rates.
GOtv also has an Enhanced Decoder Notification (EDN) function which keeps subscribers abreast of information such as number of viewing days left before the next payment, latest special offers and discounts, campaigns, information on new content and upcoming celebrations to improve their viewing experience.
Tech innovations such as the MyGOtv app allows customers to use several self-service options to quickly resolve issues such as clearing error codes, checking account balance, subscription renewal, package change, etc., without having to physically visit a GOtv office.
Other self-service platforms by GOtv to resolve issues instantly for improved customer experience include the *759# USSD code; payment options such as mobile money services and bank apps; GOtv’ s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram) and the GOtv website; and a self-registration platform via a USSD string *759#.
Furthermore, in line with the company’s customer-centric tradition at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic presented over $100,000 dollars of PPEs to Ga East Hospital in Accra, the Okomfo Ankoye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi and the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital in Cape Coast in September and October 2020.
During this period GOtv Ghana introduced the ‘We’ve Got you’ offer to cushion customer from harsh economic effect of the pandemic on its subscribers.
During the lockdown period active and disconnected GOtv subscribers enjoyed discounts plus got upgraded to the next viewing package when they resubscribed for their current package so customers and their families during the lockdown could stay edutained.
In its usual way of keeping the family bond together with top quality entertaining content, on the 1st of November 2021, GOtv brought more lifestyle and entertainment channels/content from DStv to its GOtv subscribers with the introduction of a new package known as GOtv SUPA. Some of the channels included in the new GOtv SUPA package are: Akwaaba Magic, Honey, Africa Magic Urban, WWE, TL Novellas, Novella Magic, ROK, KIX, Nick Jr and Nick Toons amongst others.
Speaking of quality content over the years, GOtv has provided millions of households with entertaining, informative, and educative content across different sectors of the economy including sports, music, movies, business, fashion, etc.
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