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Majid Michel, Adjetey Annang, Yvonne Okoro, Jackie Appiah, others for Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards

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2013-GIAMA-Nomination-FlyerNominations for 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) are out and several Ghanaians and their works have been nominated in various categories. They include Itz Tiffany, Jackie Appiah, Yvonne Okoro,  Yvonne Nelson, Umar Krap, Roselyn Ngissah, Adjetey Annan, Majid Michel, Abdul Salam, John Dumelo and Yvonne Nelson. GIAMA is an annual Award Ceremony designed to celebrate the very best of African entertainment and rich culture through Filmography. This avenue will continually serve as a means to promote love, unity and harmony amongst Actors, Directors, Producers, Script-Writers, and Executive Producers of different background and cultures; and ultimately, expose and promote the best of African acts to the United States, and the Diaspora world at large.  The award ceremony is on October 19, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Visit www.giamaawards.com for several updates and announcement. Check the nominations below: 1 – Best Motion Picture

  • Brother’s Keeper
  • Finding Mercy
  • Torn
  • Contract
  • Ninah’s Dowry
  • Phone Swap
2 – Best Drama
  • On Bended knees
  • Hunters
  • House of Gold
  • Desperate Housegirls
  • Finding Mercy
  • Torn 
3 – Best Cinematography
  • Red Hot
  • Last Flight to Abuja
  • Weekend Getaway
  • Phone Swap
  • Brother’s keeper
  • Contract
4 – Best Comedy
  • Okon goes to school
  • Cheaters
  • Mrs Somebody
  • Lies men tell
  • Phone Swap
  • House of Gold
5 – Best Costume
  • The Twin sword
  • Weekend Getaway
  • House of Gold
  • Volunteers
  • The Gods are still not to blame
  • Keeping my Man 
6 – Most Promising Actress (Best New Actress)
  • Mary Lazarus – [Desperate House girls]
  • Omawumi Megbele – [House of Gold]
  • Mbufung Seikeh – [Ninah’s dowry]
  • Okawa Shaznay – [Cheaters]
  • Tamara Eteimo – [Desperate House girls]
  • Itz Tiffany – [Single and married]
7 – Best Actress
  • Ireti Doyle – [Torn]
  • Rita Dominic – [Finding Mercy]
  • Jackie Appiah – [Hunters]
  • Omoni Oboli – [Brother’s Keeper]
  • Chioma Chukwuka – [On Bended Knees]
  • Yvonne Okoro – [Contract]
  • Nse Ikpe Ntim – [Phone Swap] 
8 – Best Supporting Actress
  • Monalisa Chinda [Torn]
  • Uru Ekeh – [Weekend getaway]
  • Keira Hewatch [Lies men tell]
  • Roselyn Ngissah – [Letter to my Mother]
  • Betty Olumowe – [Scam]
  • Kate Henshaw – [False] 
9 – Most Promising Actor (Best New Actor)
  • Bobby Obodo – [The Volunteers]
  • Anurin Nwunembom – [Ninah’s Dowry]
  • Wale Ojo – [Phone Swap]
  • Umar Krapp – [House of Gold]
  • Blossom Chukwujekwu – [Finding Mercy]
  • Seun Akindele – [On bended knees]
10 – Best Actor
  • Kalu Ikeagwu – [False]
  • Adjetey Annan – [Hunters]
  • Hlomla Dandala – [Contract]
  • Majid Michel – [Brother’s Keeper]
  • O.C Ukeje – Alan Poza
  • Yemi Blaq – [Bridge of Hope]
11 –Best Supporting Actor
  • Joseph Benjamin – [Torn]
  • Eddie Watson – [Letter to my Mother]
  • Alex Ekubo – [Weekend Getaway]
  • Francis Odega – [House of Gold]
  • Chet Anekwe – [On Bended Knees]
  • Uti Nwachukwu – [Finding Mercy]
12 – Best Director
  1. Moses Inwang – [Torn]
  2. Kunle Afolayan – [Phone Swap]
  3. Ikechukwu Onyeka – [Brother’s keeper]
  4. Desmond Elliott – [Finding Mercy]
  5. Victor  Viyuoh – [Ninah’s Dowry]
  6. Pascal Amanfo – [House of Gold]
13 – Best Indigenous The GIAMA Jury panel selected below the minimum number of 4 movies required for the 2013 Best Indigenous category. To maintain the integrity of the awards, we decided to abstain from including this category for the 2013 GIAMA Nomination list. We will reintroduce it for next year’s awards.  14 – Best Original Screenplay
  1. Phone Swap
  2. Torn
  3. Finding Mercy
  4. Desperate Housegirls
  5. House of Gold
  6. False 
15 – Best Sound
  1. Last Flight to Abuja
  2. Red Hot
  3. Finding Mercy
  4. Contract
  5. Hunters
  6. Mrs. Somebody 
16 – Producer of the Year
  1. Moses Inwang – [Torn]
  2. Che Hilaire – [Ninah’s Dowry]
  3. Abdul Salam – [Hunters]
  4. Kunle Afolayan – [Phone Swap]
  5. Uduak Isong – [Desperate Housegirls]
  6. Yvonne Okoro – [Contract]
17 – Best Original Soundtrack
  1. Hunters
  2. Mrs Somebody
  3. Ninah’s Dowry
  4. Weekend Getaway
  5. Bridge of Hope
  6. Cheaters
DIASPORA FILMS Best Film Diaspora
  1. Still Standing [USA]
  2. Feathered Dreams [Ukraine]
  3. Unguarded [USA]
  4. When One door closes [USA]
Best Film Director – Diaspora
  1. Andrew Rozhen – [Feathered Dreams]
  2. Desmond Elliot & Bethels Agomuoh – [Unguarded]
  3. Michael Uadiale – [Still Standing]
  4. Robert Peters – [When one door loses]
Most Promising Actor – Diaspora The majority of our 2013 submission received for the “Most Promising Actor – Diaspora” category did not meet one of our criteria, solely because the potential nominee had to be a new actor. Thus, we regret to inform you that the category was removed from the 2013 Category selection. We will reintroduce it in next year’s awards. Most Promising Actress- Diaspora The majority of our 2013 submission received for the “Most Promising Actress – Diaspora” category did not meet one of our criteria, solely because the potential nominee had to be a new actor. Thus, we regret to inform you that the category was removed from the 2013 Category selection. We will reintroduce it in next year’s awards. VIEWERS CHOICE CATEGORIES Best Male Act (Viewer’s Choice)
  1. Mike Ezuruonye
  2. Majid Michel
  3. Desmond Elliot
  4. Jim Iyke
  5. John Dumelo
  6. Ramsey Nouah 
Best Female Act (Viewer’s Choice)
  1. Yvonne Nelson
  2. Ini Edo
  3. Jackie Appiah
  4. Tonto Dikeh
  5. Uche Jombo
  6. Yvonne Okoro
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Dianna Wright to shoot Ahoo video in Ghana

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THE line-up of events and international artistes coming to Ghana this December keeps getting exciting and the latest to join is Jamaican singer, poetess and actress, Dianna Wright.
The US based artiste will be in Accra to shoot the video of her trending song, Ahoo and also participate in events to mark the festive season.

The song is already being played on some radio stations in Ghana and Jamaica and Dianna who is signed to 16-Bars Multimedia LLC, hopes to cement its popularity with the video which will be shot in a village setting in Ghana.

While here, she is also open to shows and collaborations with local artistes and bands.

Dianna who was part of acts for the Hands Across Africa concert held at the National Theatre in July said she selected Ghana to shoot the video for the love she has for the country.

“When I come to Ghana, it’s just like home, Ghana is a bigger Jamaica. I love how the people dance with so much energy. I will feature some young and talented dancers in my video. I love the newness, vibe and energy anytime I am there.

“For the video, I want a natural setting and it was Ghana that first came to mind, the unique and serene villages in Ghana is the kind of vibe I am looking for,” she said.

With the exception of her engineer and a couple of her team members, Dianna will use Ghanaian based creatives for her production saying, “there is no point flying in many professionals as Ghana has them in abundance. There are so many talents here who can help us execute this project perfectly”, she added.

As a way of giving back to the Ghanaian society, she adopted the drama troupe of the Manya Krobo Senior High School and supports the group regularly.

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“Orente” by Philip NeeWhang, to be available exclusively on Boomplay, is a soothing, lovely song

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Philip NeeWhang is set to release yet another sensational new song titled “Orente”. The single which transforms Dany Starking’s original – Orente released in 2022 has been made over again with a fresh new breath and vocal from the sensational musical artist – Philip NeeWhang. Orente is a song that is sure to burst your brains with its smooth and melodic romantic afrobeat vibes much desired in today’s music market.

When asked what influenced Philip NeeWhang to do a cover of the song and re-release it under his vocals, he stated “The first time I listened to the song, it transported me to a different realm, I felt good, I loved the song, I did not even think I would be doing a cover on it but then I kept singing it over and over and over and then I realized, – I need to pick on this challenge and do my very first cover song and which better song than this new track which has just struck me in the heart”. The original track is one released by Dany Starking, a Nigerian musical artiste presently based in Ghana.

The song which was largely sung in English heavily uses the ‘broken’ Nigerian pronunciation style of speech and uses some native Yoruba words within its lyrical flow shockingly, Philip NeeWhang stays true to the song’s lyrics and style, often diverting to his vocal pitch as slight differences can be observed in the version released by Dany Starking and the one by Philip NeeWhang – You need to hear how the Ghanaian Musical Artist loses himself to the lyrics singing it so beautifully and true to its core, it baffles the brain.

The original as covered by Philip NeeWhang shockingly is produced, mixed, and mastered by the same sound engineer – King Kueyx under CockaStudiox who worked on Dany Starking’s original giving immerse room for improvement on the cover by Philip. Philip NeeWhang who has been hailed as the next big hit in Ghana you need to watch out for and aiming for international status has already earned 19 original songs released to his credit inclusive of Two (2) EPs which contain four (4) tracks each. Philip NeeWhang is a NAFTI alumnus with BFA Degree in Film Directing.

Check out Orente which is now exclusively released on Boomplay starting Nov 17, 2022 – releasing in other stores on Nov 24, 2022, and enjoy a lifetime of sweet bliss contained within this music. Next to be released is “Freedom” on Nov 25, 2022, on Boomplay exclusive a week before other stores.

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IMF is holding Ghana to ransom – Freedom Jacob Caesar, tells Kanye West to invest in Africa

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Ghanaian real estate and hospitality business developer,  Nana Kwame Bediako, popularly known as Freedom Jacob Caesar, has reached out to American rapper Kanye West to look towards investing in Africa if America doesn’t want his money. (more…)

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Nigerian Governor appoints skit maker Cute Abiola as his aide

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Nigerian Governor appoints skit maker Cute Abiola as his aide

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has appointed famous skit maker, Abdulgafar Ahmed Abiola, popularly known as “Cute Abiola” as his Special Assistant on Creative Industries. (more…)

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Davido’s aide, Isreal DMW marries his sweetheart, Sheila !

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Israel Afeare's white wedding

The white wedding of singer Davido’s aide, Israel Afeare (alias Israel DMW) to his sweetheart of many years,  Sheila, happened in Edo state today October 22. (more…)

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WAVV set to drop new single

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WAVV set to drop new single

Nigerian singer, Clinton okwuise popularly asWAVV is finally set to release the much-awaited tune “TOMBO” from forth coming ep “ F. A .M . E ” (more…)

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