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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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Lagos police arrest gay gang of criminals, who raped their male victims

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The police in Lagos have recorded a breakthrough by arresting eight members of a vicious gang of criminals that specialize in subjecting their victims to several hours of anal sex after dispossessing them of their properties and cash.

The arrest, said to be one of the biggest successes of detectives recently, under the watchful eyes of Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade so far, was made in the highbrow areas of Lekki, Ajah and Ikoyi areas of the state and efforts are in top gear to round up fleeing members of the dreaded gang made up of young men between the ages of 23 and 40.

Giving details of the operational strategies of the gang, police sources said the young men usually perpetrate their evil acts by renting living apartments in the highbrow areas of the city after which they embark on search for their victims.

It was learned that they normally place notices in strategic areas of the city, advertising job vacancies and acting as estate agents.

Sources said desperate job and accommodation seekers who respond to their adverts would be taken to their apartments usually situated in one of the booming estates where they are subjected to all kinds of torture with a view to forcing them release their account details after which they would be forced into several hours of anal sex by members of the gang.

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According to sources, their operational method is to roam around with exotic cars including high flying SUV’s. They place fake advertisements in strategic areas of Lekki, Ajah, Banana Island and even Ikoyi after which they also scout around, looking for fine and healthy-looking men.

As soon as they succeed in getting a victim, they drive the person to their apartment where they torture him for hours. While torturing their victim, they would extract all information about him including his financial status.

“As soon as they are in possession of those personal facts, they swing into action by proceeding to his house or banks to empty his money and other valuables. The second round of their operation is to subject their victim to hours of anal sex which they take turns to have their fill. They usually record their exploits on video and later relax to view it while enjoying their loot.”

It was gathered that their criminal exploits were blown open after they succeeded in cornering and maltreating a relation of a mobile police officer. The enraged officer was said to have gone to one of the police stations at Lekki to lodge the report.

Based on this development, the Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade gave marching orders to his special squad to round up the criminals without delay.

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The Special Squad, it was learned, succeeded in penetrating the gang and rounded up seven of their members including their oldest member said to be a lawyer.

Crime Guard learned that during interrogations, members of the gang who were looking unruffled stated boldly that their victims were healthy looking young and old men that will satisfy their sexual urge through the anus.

“They reportedly shocked detectives when they confessed that they had been operating for over three years and that they choose highbrow areas where they could easily track well nourished and endowed men.

Police sources said: “They were boasting to us about how many healthy looking men they have abused through the anus. They said they reject men that are not looking health, stating emphatically that they have no business with women. After their arrest, we confined them in separate cells so that they would not descend on our male suspects inside the cell.

“However, few days later, one of them raised alarm that the oldest member of the gang who claimed to be a lawyer was having same affair with a member of the gang. When we accosted him, he said the relationship had been going on since they have been operating as a gang.

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“Our greatest problem now is that some members of the devilish gang have escaped and we strongly suspect that they must be carrying on with their devilish criminal acts wherever they are.

“We are spreading our dragnets and we are sure that very soon, we will round all of them up. I must state that if not for the swiftness with which our Commissioner directed the operation, many men in Lagos state would have been endangered species by now.”

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Joyce Dzidzor to release Tatata featuring Freddy Meiway

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Former Aids Ambassador and actress Joyce Dzidzor is gearing up for the release of her latest single Tatata featuring Ivorian Legendary musician Freddy Meiway.

Scheduled for release on April 10 the song recorded by King Dee, mixed by Donguy and mastered by Franz talks about broken heart and how to come out of it. Speaking in an interview with Joyce she said Freddy will not just jump on any song if he is not okay with it “How many musicians have been able to feature him on a song. It was not easy getting him on the song but finally we did and I am so grateful for that.

Asked why she went in for Meiway she said she has so much respect for him and even got a tattoo of him at her back said that her latest tattoo at her back.

“Meiway songs helped me her come out from depression. His music was a therapy for me when I was going through severe depression in 2019 in Hamburg and I tattoo him at my back to celebrate his achievements as an artiste for the past 35 years” she said Asked about her next project and collaboration with other Ghanaian musicians Joyce said that will only depend if this project goes well.

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“ I have a lot of plans for my music career but that will depend on how my latest single goes. If it goes well and accepted by Ghanaians it will give me the energy to continue my music career and feature other musicians” she said. Joyce has been doing music for more 15 years now and has backed musicians like Highlife musician Gyedu- Blay Ambolley and singer Sherifa Gunu.

She was also a member of Dela Hayes Women of Colour band. She pleaded with musicians in Ghana to acknowledge backup singers for their contributions they play. “It is only few musicians who come out to acknowledge who backed them in a studio but I have backed a lot of musicians in the past and they know it. It is just right that they acknowledge our contribution we play so that we can do fill happy for a good work done. When that is done, other musicians who probably liked what we did on other songs can employ us on their projects. That has been my worry for sometime and I wish it could be addressed” she said

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Henry Fitz and 2 others being sued over Serwaa Amihere video

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Serwaa Amihere has filed a suit at the Dansoman circuit court against Henry Amponsah popularly known as Henry Fitz, Edem Saviour Ketti and Candylove Kwaykewaa Ababio. (more…)

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‘Jenifa’s Diary’ actress Aderounmu Adejumoke is dead

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Nigerian actress, Adejumoke Oreoluwa Aderounmu, popularly known for her role as ‘Esther’ in popular TV series Jenifa’s Diary, is dead. (more…)

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Nyantakyi admits $100,000 payment to Anas to suppress corruption documentary

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Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi has confessed to paying a hefty sum of $100,000 to journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in an effort to halt the release of the Number 12 documentary. (more…)

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‘7 armed men invaded our residence, demanding proceeds from Efya’s UK show’ – Sleeky Promotions

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Sleeky Promotions, the organizers of Efya’s recent show in the UK, has issued a press release addressing a distressing incident. (more…)

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