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Omotola, Ama K and Kimberly Elise bring Girl Power to Leila Djansi’s new film, ‘Ties That Bind’

After shaking up the African movie industry back to back with her award winning movies ‘I Sing of a Well’ and ‘ Sinking Sands’, Ghanaian film maker Leila Djansi is back to the camera, lights and action with a new production titled ‘Ties That Bind’.  Still on the path of empowering women with her films, […]

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After shaking up the African movie industry back to back with her award winning movies ‘I Sing of a Well’ and ‘ Sinking Sands’, Ghanaian film maker Leila Djansi is back to the camera, lights and action with a new production titled ‘Ties That Bind’.  Still on the path of empowering women with her films, this time she packs a powerful trio of top female actors from Hollywood, Ghana and Nollywood to drive home an equally powerful message of giving a voice to women in whatever situations they may find themselves.

Adobea (Omotola Jolade Ekeinde), Buki (Ama K Abebrese) and Theresa (Kimberly Elise) are three women from different walks of life bound together by a similar pain; the loss of a child. In a destined meeting in a small village in Kroboland, the women journey together to redemption, love, life and forgiveness as they renovate a dilapidated clinic for the villagers.

All three actresses have expressed their enthusiasm about the production, more particularly with the strong and touching human stories in the movie. They described the stories of the individual characters they play as real life stories and challenges faced by women of different academic, social and professional backgrounds.

At a press conference held in Ho, Volta Region, Nollywood star actress, Omotola commented that being her first time shooting in Ghana, ‘Ties That Bind’ presented the right story she was looking for, and that Leila Djansi’s works in the past spoke volumes to her.  She added that African cinema needs more themed movies. She also remarked that after over a decade of acting in Nigeria, and starring in tonnes of home videos, it’s time for her to do more challenging films and that is what she would be focusing more on in the future.

2011 African Movie Academy Awards Best Actress, Ama K Abebrese is excited to work with Leila Djansi again, just a few months after working together on the award winning psycho-drama, ‘Sinking Sands’.  Ama commented that she loves Leila’s writing and she is getting used to her way of working. She added that the two of them now know each other very well and work well together.  She believes that the issues addressed in the movie would touch the female audience and ask questions that need answers within the society.

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Hollywood actress and four-time NAACP Image Award winner, Kimberly Elise says she is excited to be working in Ghana, which is a different environment from what she is used to.  She commented that she is excited about the production so far, adding that in the true spirit of independent film production, the crew for ‘Ties That Bind’ have worked with togetherness so far and she can’t wait to see the final outcome.  Kimberly believes her character in the movie can help many women to find their voice in whatever situations they find themselves and help take them on a road to self discovery and empowerment. Comparing her character in ‘Ties That Bind’ to her acclaimed role in ‘Diary of a Mad Black Women’, she commented that both women are very different although both give a voice to women. In the latter, she was a woman struggling to break free but in the former she is a woman that encourages other women to find themselves and break free.

Joining the three lead actresses is Nigerian-American actress, Ebbe Bassey who plays the role of Maa Dede, an overbearing mother-in-law.  The bubbly actress commented that she doubts any woman would see that movie and not be inspired by it in one way or the other. She said after reading previous scripts from Leila Djansi, she fell in love with Leila’s passion to use her works to uplift women issues and that not working on ‘Ties That Bind’ was simply not an option.

Writer, director and producer of the movie, Leila Djansi is also excited about working with her stellar cast. According to her, she was looking for a cast that would carry the artistic integrity of her work in terms of their performances as well as bankable actors that would make the movie marketable to audiences across the globe.  She believes that she has struck gold with Omotola, Ama, Kimberly and Ebbe as well as the other cast members.  ‘Ties That Bind’ also features John Dumelo, David Dontoh, Prince David and others.

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Kira Forex: The Ghanaian woman setting the pace in the Forex Trading business

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The advent of new media and digital money-making platforms has provided a plethora of opportunities for people to earn money and transform their life stories through legitimately acquired wealth and affluence.

One such life-changing and lucrative opportunity presented by new media is the forex trading business, which has surged in the past decade, leading to the creation of millions of new millionaires and billionaires worldwide.

Forex Trading is essentially the art of studying the global currency market and leveraging information about currency rates to buy and exchange currencies on a forex marketing platform.

The popularity of Forex Trading has soared in the country over the past half-decade, with several Ghanaians studying currency trends and making significant financial gains from it. However, only one name stands out in the business.

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Amid the growing interest in the Forex Trading business in the country, only one name has emerged as the pioneer and pacesetter: Lamidi Sikira, better known by her brand name, “Kira Forex.”

Just as Yaa Asantewaa is synonymous with feminine bravery in Ghana, Kira Forex has become the prime face of Ghanaian and African excellence in the forex trading business.

With over ten years of experience, Kira Forex has rightfully earned the reputation of a forex trading luminary, with several awards in Ghana and across the continent validating her position as one of Africa’s leading forex traders.

Her success in the field is so profound that she revealed in 2023 that she turned down a $20,000-a-month job to continue leading the pack in the forex trading industry.

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A trait of Kira Forex that endears her to many Ghanaians is her selflessness and willingness to guide others, particularly Ghanaian women, out of poverty. Having established herself in the field, Kira Forex founded the Kira Forex Academy with the goal of enlightening Ghanaians, especially women, about the forex trading industry, enabling them to earn money from the comfort of their homes.

A staunch advocate for the independence and growth of women, Kira Forex believes that financial freedom is the most crucial condition for independence and is thus leading many Ghanaian women on the path to financial freedom and wealth.

She also established the Kira Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization committed to enlightening, enriching, and empowering individuals in Ghana and across Africa. Through this foundation, she actively supports programs and social causes aimed at improving the lives of youths and the elderly, exemplifying her commitment to serving humanity.

Her outstanding work as a Forex Trader and philanthropist has earned her several awards, including Most Influential Trader and Best Forex Trader in Singapore, Outstanding Service Award in Nigeria, Africa’s Under 40 CEOs Award in Uganda, and Best Female Forex Trader of the Year in South Africa, among others.

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YouTube is what is feeding filmmakers now – Ruth Kadiri

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Well-known Nollywood actress and movie producer, Ruth Kadiri has detailed reasons for uploading her movies on YouTube. (more…)

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Mahama made us feel good, vote for him for more – Mercy Asiedu to creative industry

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Renowned Kumawood actress, Oheneyere Mercy Asiedu has publicly endorsed former President John Dramani Mahama for the upcoming presidential elections. (more…)

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I have no issues with King Promise despite not responding to his congratulatory message on X – Stonebwoy

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Reggae/ dancehall musician, Stonebwoy has addressed recent speculations regarding his lack of response to a congratulatory post from his fellow artiste, Gregory Bortey Newman, otherwise known as King Promise on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. (more…)

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I didn’t disrespect nor threaten Baba Sadiq’s wife; all the claims are preposterous lies – Stonebwoy.

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Ghanaian Reggae/dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy, known in private life as Livingstone Etse Satekla has vehemently denied accusations that he disrespected or threatened the wife of aspiring politician and entertainment critic, Baba Sadiq. (more…)

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I was arrested every week – Dr. Likee Reflects on His Past as a Drug Trafficker

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Ghanaian actor and skit maker, Ebenezer Akwasi Antwi, popularly known as Dr. Like, has recently shared shocking details about his previous life. (more…)

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