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Menaye Donkor's star-studded charity gala in Milan brings celebrities ‘Together for Hope’

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Menaye e Sulley MuntariOn Thursday night (9th May), Menaye Donkor Muntari hosted a celebrity filled Gala dinner in Milan to raise money for the Menaye Charity Organisation; the charity founded by Menaye to support the welfare of underprivileged children in the Central Region of Ghana.  The money raised last night will be used to provide the Menaye School of Hope with buses, classroom equipment and supplies, food, and extra curricular activities for the pupils. The donations will also help to continue the expansion of the school to accommodate more kids. The charity Gala dinner at the Teatro Vetra welcomed high profile guests including Italian TV stars, politicians and footballers for a night of entertainment in aid of a good cause. Guest included AC Milan President Adriano Galliani, and manager Massimiliano Allegri, Menaye’s supportive husband Sulley Muntari as well as his teammates Massimo Ambrosini, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Riccardo Montolivo, Giampaolo Pazzini, M’baye Niang, Mattia De Sciglio, and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Italian footballer stars Andrea Pirlo, Alessandro Matri, Kwadjo Asamoah, Claudio Marchisio, Bobo Vieri and Filipo Inzaghi were also present to support the cause. Football coach legend José Mourinho sent an emotional video message from Madrid voicing his support for the couple and the great work they are doing to help children in Ghana. Famous Italian TV presenters Gerry Scotti and Federica Nargi were the hosts of the night. Guests enjoyed performances from international music artist Malika Ayane and Italia’s Got Talent winner Daniel Adomako, and later on danced the night away to a great DJ set from DJ FLASH, a resident dj at the Armani Prive. Held in collaboration with the Milan Foundation, the event included a charity auction run by Franceso Facchinetti, which featured highly sought after football memorabilia from top European teams, customized diamond encrusted cuff links as well a Moschino outfit worn by Katy Perry.The VIP event also generated funds through sponsorships from Cotril, John Richmond and Giorgetti. At the event, Menaye Donkor Muntari said: “I am extremely emotional tonight because never in a million years did I think I would have such high profile guests come together for a cause so close to my heart. I began my charity almost ten years ago and we have been able to change over 500 children’s lives. Growing up, my parents always taught me to share, but what motivates me the most to do what I do, is the innocence in the children I work with. I see my father in every child because just like my dad who came from humble beginnings, he was given a chance in life to be who he is today. Our objective under Menaye Charity Organisation is to change lives and give even just that one child the hope for a brighter future. And I strongly believe that in order to break the cycle of poverty in Africa we must provide quality education!!! I am very honoured tonight and as my father always says, it’s not where you came from but it’s where you are going…knowledge is power!!!” The organisation was established by Menaye in 2004 to support the welfare of underprivileged children in the Central Region of Ghana. Through the Menaye Charity Organisation, Menaye is also solely responsible for providing the funds and management of the Menaye School of Hope. The Menaye Charity Organisation provides everything for the school from the physical buildings and equipment through to the teachers’ salaries, uniforms for the students and books and stationery. Since 2004 the Menaye School of Hope has grown from housing 70 pupils in one block, to teaching over 200 pupils in new purpose built facilities. The school has so far provided education for over 500 children who would otherwise not have had access to an education. The school and its pupils have gained excellent results in the latest BECE examinations and through the Menaye Charity Organisation, the school has recently been provided with a new IT suite and a library. 
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Ini Edo Has Just Created A Big Problem For An Innocent Child – Waterz Yidana

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Waterz Yidana, a Ghanaian Award Winning Writer has said that “Ini Edo HAS JUST CREATED A BIG PROBLEM FOR AN INNOCENT CHILD”…..

“I like Ini Edo very much. If for nothing at all, I enjoyed watching her movies when I was growing up as a teenager.

She is a very beautiful woman. And she is talented as well and interpreted her movie roles beyond perfection, hence my likeness for her…..

I often won’t comment on the lifestyles of many Nigerian and Ghanaian celebrities because I feel they’ve every right to live as they please once they are not breaking any public laws or posing as enemies of the state…

But I am commenting on this particular issue because I saw so many of our youth praising her online for the wrong reason.

Read Also: Ini Edo welcomes baby girl via surrogacy

So to educate them, I have to explain certain things to them so they do not repeat such a big mistake like Ini Edo has just done…

I read in the news today that she (Ini Edo) has birthed a baby girl through surrogacy and she is very happy about that. Well, I am happy for her too as a fan…

Congratulations to her. But she committed a blunder I will like to point out to her….

I understand the plight of women who have tried everything possible to have their own children but cannot. It’s depressing and soul-crushing.

I always sympathize with them and encourage our men to treat such women with so much kindness because they need it to keep them truly alive.

To be barren in Africa is not easy. People will judge you from left and right without knowing how you truly feel as a woman who wants your own child or children.

Some of these women with such problems , in their quest to get a child by all means, try different things including surrogacy, especially those of them who are privileged or quite okay in life…

It’s not a bad thing to have a child through surrogacy if you’ve problems with your reproductive system or having an issue getting pregnant or, in a case where getting pregnant and giving birth poses a threat to your health…

But my only problem is that Ini Edo has created a big problem for this innocent baby when she grows up to understand how things work in life…

Of course, Ini Edo deserves to be happy, but let’s not forget that the innocent child deserves to be happy too, in the future when she grows up to understand what’s happening around her….

She birthing the baby through surrogacy is not the problem as I keep saying,

but her decision of using a random or an anonymous “donor sperm” is my problem with her. Yes, the Eggs are hers and so genetically the baby is her blood.

But who is the baby’s father? Where is he? From which family background? Is he a Ghanaian, Nigerian or a South African? What is his identity?

Who is her surrogate mother? Where is she? The woman that suffered to carry her nine months in her womb!…

These are very relevant questions Ini Edo and her friends might be overlooking, but this innocent child will ask these same questions some day when she needs fatherly love and care.

This baby will go through a lot of psychological problems and mental tortures looking for who her father is and the woman that carried her for nine months in her womb.

Do you think that it is easy to live without knowing your father in an African society?

If you grow up as a child and ask about your father, and you’re told that he’s dead, you’ll understand because you’ll see his pictures and his family…

But for Ini Edo to tell the child that “I don’t know your father. ‘It was an anonymous “donor sperm” with my egg that another woman carried for nine months for me’, will make the child the most miserable person on earth. She may even commit suicide if she is not strong emotionally….

Worse of it all, is if Ini Edo doesn’t live long enough to see this child grow up as an adult. Who will be her family? Ini Edo’s brothers and sisters? Too bad….

It’s not the best to have a child through surrogacy with a random or an anonymous “donor sperm”….

Ini Edo could’ve made her boyfriend or any man she admires donate his sperm for this baby since she’s not ready for marriage.

But to say that she doesn’t want any “baby daddy drama” that’s why she chose a random “donor sperm” is only showing her level of selfishness or childishness….

She doesn’t truly care about how the baby will feel when she grows up…..

She just cares about having a baby to please the society or to prove a useless point to people who don’t like her or people she doesn’t like. Too bad. I pity the innocent baby…

Other women who may want to have children this way should do with a man they like so that the child can also have and know their father….

It’s a great thing to have a father. And everyone deserves one…”

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Court dismisses Akuapem Poloo’s appeal, orders her to continue jail term

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The High Court in Accra has dismissed an appeal filed by Rosemond Alade Brown a.k.a. Akuapem Poloo which sought to challenge the 90-day jail term handed to her by the Accra Circuit Court on April 16 this year. (more…)

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Click Huus reveals why he quit music to pursue business and why he is back

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Click Huus is a notable hip pop drill artiste enthused with the passion of music with a decade esperience within the music arena.

He did his first record in 2009 but due to lack of resource base, he quit to enter into business but still kept the passion growing by exploring business avenues and learning more on the music business from afar.

Last year he officially bounced back after a lay off in 2009 with a debut Eye Red and other songs followed such as Ma Sparki that featured Kofi Mole and Yaw Tog, Begye, Meti Bom and other popular free style songs within the streets of Kumasi.

 

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He dropped his latest my style that tends to talk about he as an individual, his line and focus of work that has inspired most youth within his community and tells the story of his sense of uniqueness in his content, voice, video concept and how he embraces the streets (lifestyle, hustle ).

In a recent interview with ghpage and Zion felix he raises some sensitive remarks on issues of upcoming acts and the non support base, why musicians should indulge in active business and his personal lifestyle too

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NPP Members of Parliament approve 2022 budget

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Ghana’s Parliament occupied by only the NPP Majority on Tuesday, November 30, approved the 2022 budget statement.

The First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, who sat in for the Speaker said on Tuesday that “The House has adopted the Financial statement and approved the budget statement for the ensuring year ending 31st December 2021.”

“This House has approved the budget and economic statement,” he noted.

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Opinion: The New Lyrical Voice In Ghanaian Dancehall – Aligata

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It’s that time of the year that every artiste across the globe is dropping bangers to feed their fans as they gear up for the yuletide festivities.. The Ghanaian music scene is no exception…

As a music promoter and fanatic, I chanced on one Dancehall artiste who goes by the name “ALIGATA” on YouTube with a Dancehall freestyle titled “CHOP CHOP”…

First few minutes into playing and re-playing the easy but hot freestyle video, I thought I was listening to a hot Dancehall kid from somewhere Jamaica but NO!!!

This Aligata kid happens to be a homegrown Dancehall lyricist who keeps dropping classic records back to back like its nobody’s business…

As curious as I was, I copied his Instagram handle(@1aligata) just to catch a vibe with him and let him know how big a fan I am of what he does…

Via our lengthy fun filled conversation on Instagram, I got to realise how prolific he was and how unbothered he was and most importantly how non-desperate he was…

He said “boss you see this music thing, it’s something that’s meant to be enjoyed first and foremost by me the artiste. That energy always transmits itself to neutral listeners all the time. I’m not in a rush for anything because I get my props from the top of the toppest worldwide by the grace of God. Anybody who has taken time off to listen to me feels so happy that there is this stupid boy somewhere in Ghana called Aligata who is a fluke LOL. Most of the vibes I drop is just to test the waters and at the right time and with the right resources, we will start major promotions like any other artiste these industry people compare to are doing. For now I’m just enjoying my journey and perfecting my hustle…”

One thing that got me glued to his vibes is the big heart he has for other talented artistes he comes across by doing a lot of ‘behind the scene’ work while he waits patiently to explode organically…

He said “boss there are other things that gives me even more joy than even putting out music and freestyles. Yes my music gives me top ratings from certain influential industry peeps in Ghana, Jamaica, UK, USA, other African countries, Europe and pockets around the world which I’m grateful for. But not every ‘LINK’ that comes through has to be used immediately. My showbiz lifestyle goes beyond just creating and releasing music. God has blessed me with some of the dopest artistes who believe in my capabilities and have entrusted parts of their music journey into my care. So definitely the links must be passed on so the whole family grow bigger. It’s a family culture. They also do same for me as artiste friends. Just know we rise by lifting others and no man is an island l…” he concluded

Aligata is one Dancehall act that we must really pay attention to to spice up the variety we have already…

I want to share with you this bad hardcore dancehall official freestyle video dubbed ‘CHOP CHOP’…

Kindly check it out and support him if you can…

 

His social media handles are 👇🏽
Facebook: @1aligata
Instagram: @1aligata
Twitter: @1aligata
Tik Tok: @1aligata

Audiomack: https://audiomack.com/aligata
Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/AligataApp

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People I trusted let me down – Andy of Mentor 1 fame

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AFTER creating a huge impression in the maiden edition of reality talent show, Mentor on TV3 in 2006, first runner-up Andy’s plan had been to climb the ladder and join the mainstream music industry, especially after releasing a single, Sweetie.

However, his plan did not materialise and he unfortunately faded out and he says the people he trusted let him down big time.

Speaking with Graphic Showbiz on Monday, November 8, Andy said he trusted people who came around him when he started tasting fame but the same people were his downfall.

“I would have been a bigger artiste if I had fallen into the hands of good people but I allowed some people into my life and they were my destruction. I was deceived into doing things I shouldn’t have done back then,” he said.

Andy explained that he had to take a long break from the music scene and come back at a time he was fully prepared. “During my long break, I used the opportunity to record more songs and also perfected my stage performance. I have enough songs for Ghanaians and I can say that I am ready for Ghanaian music now,” he stated.
Another thing Andy said took him off the music scene was the fact that he was not prepared to handle fame well.

“Truth be told, fame came to me so quickly and I was not ready for it. Mentor took place within three months and I became popular but I didn’t know what to do next. I was all over the place just within three months and I was confused as to how to handle the fame.

“Apart from the people who came into my life and let me down, I was also not ready for showbiz. I didn’t know how to handle it so I had to take a break and learn whatever I needed to know,” he stated.
Now being managed by a new team, Sycot Nation Empire, Andy is out with a new single titled Twe which he believes will revive his career and fortunes.

“When you have a great song and a good management team behind you, coming back isn’t a problem. The song will speak for itself because it is a nice piece and I want Ghanaians to show me love by listening to it and giving me feedback,” he said.

On what has changed in the music industry, Andy said social media was taking over everything. “During our time, social media was not vibrant. You actually had to go to radio stations to promote your songs but now, you come out with your song on social media and everyone is downloading and streaming it,” he added.

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