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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.

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“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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Hushpuppi in trouble over viral birthday feast held in New Jersey jail

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The United States Bureau of Prisons said it will probe convicted internet fraudster, Ramon “Hushpuppi” Abbas, after a video purportedly showing him holding a feast in jail went viral. (more…)

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Bishop bags life imprisonment for raping church member

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An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has sentenced a Lagos bishop, Feyi Daniels, to life imprisonment for raping his 23-year-old assistant (name withheld). (more…)

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OSP drops all cases against Cecilia Dapaah

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The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has withdrawn all legal actions against former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah. (more…)

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One-Week Observance For Rex Omar’s Mother Is This Saturday

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 Rex Omar (Rex Kwame Owusu Marfo) who lost the mother on January 4, 2024, together with the family, are set to have the One-Week Observance for the mother this Saturday, January 27, 2024 at The Page, off the Kaneshie-Mallam Road at 8am.

 

The mother of Rex Omar, Madam Grace Adwoa Duodowaa aka O’Gray was born on the 2nd of January 1947 to Opanin Kwasi Boakye and Maama Afia Anane of Asante Bɛkwai Abɔdɔm and Asɔkɔre.

 

O’Gray was the fourth child of her parents out of five (5) children – making four (4) girls and a boy. She started her formal education at the Asɔkɔre Methodist Primary in 1952 and completed Middle school with the (MSLC) in 1962.

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After Middle School, she enrolled in learning design and dressmaking in Kumasi, where she met Mr. Emmanuel Rexford Owusu Ansah, a Medical Practitioner and they got married in 1964.

 

Madam Duodowaa had eight (8) children, six (6) boys and two (2) girls. She had her first born, a baby boy on the 6th February 1965 and they named him Rex Kwame Owusu Marfo, affectionately called Rex Omar.

 

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O’Gray was an avowed Christian and a disciplinarian who trained all her children in Christ to the extent that her second born became a Pastor, Rev. Osei Asibey.

She continued with her dressmaking business that impacted some of her children, especially Akwasi Osei Bonsu, Eno Mary, Isaac Boakye and Antwi Rockson until the point where her health started failing.

 

Rex Omar is currently the Chairman for the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) and an accomplished, award-winning Ghanaian musician.

 

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Abladzo Kwame changes name to “Kwame Ye”, drops promo photos to spark new journey

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Abladzo Kwame was a loud name for fans of Rap until the Rapper decided to go into hiatus and rebrand. He returns with a new name, Kwame Ye, and also shares new promotional photos to kick off his new found journey.

 

Follow him on his Social Media pages below:

Facebook – Kwame Ye (@KwameYeMusic)

Instagram, X – @KwameYeMusic

 

Stemming from a culture of hardcore hiphop and street rap, Kwame Ye, as he loves to be called in the showbiz circles is unapologetic about his style and presentation of rap culture.

 

Born as Klu Frank, he hails from the Volta Region of Ghana; but primarily grew up in Adenta, a suburb of Greater-Accra where he got inspired to start music as a hobby from childhood. With an unflinchingly real-life perspective, he would be found delivering rap with a gruff rasp influenced by  UK ‘Grime’ and ‘rusty’ beat compositions to fit his style of lyrics.

 

Kwame Ye is a co- founder of a music clique called Kings Capital Music Group (KCMG).

 

“I fell in love with art as the days crept, adding more years to my infant self; and while I grew up, my style and passion got influenced more by my peers and lovers of my music; this pushed me more to work more music, write more music, record more music and perform them as well across different stage. Music became a powerful tool for me to express myself effortlessly”, Kwame Ye intimated. He was formerly known as Abladzo Kwame, and would later pick Kwame ye as his newly found space after a new dawn of transformation and revitalisation.

 

“HipLife and Highlife were my foundation and first influences; both served as therapeutic sounds for me and led me into producing and writing my own music, and exploring other styles (genres)”, he added.

 

“I would say my style of music is a Fusion of Rap and Afro-Soul; and to keep my origins I use a lot of my native dialect, Ewe, for almost every song I churn out” –Kwame Ye.

 

Kwame Ye recorded his first song with Skillions (a Ghana-based music clique cum label) at their recording studio titled “Bossu”, featured on by Boynash, a London-based Ghanaian Rapper.

Kwame ye has scored some feats working with notable Ghanaian artistes like Edem, Gemini Orleans, Nektunez, just to name a few. He also doubles a Fashion Designer who pieces together all kinds of fabrics, creatively, as another form of gifted art.

His global influences? Kanye West, Akon, Lil Wayne, Da Hammer, Nektunez fall on his list of favourites he gets inspired by with their works.

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This is How Chris Hughton and Gary Al-Smith voted on behalf of Ghana at FIFA Best 2023 Player Awards

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Lionel Messi picked up the Best Men’s Player award for the third time since this format of the awards began in 2016, after doing so in 2019 and 2022.

A mix of votes from national team managers and captains, journalists and fans on Fifa’s website – with each counting for 25% – were used to decide the winners.

For Ghana, this is how Black Stars coach Chris Hughton and Gary Al-Smith (representing the media) voted for the best player category.

Hughton voted Messi as his first choice, Mbappe in second while Haaland was given the third spot.

Al-Smith, however, opted for Haaland as the first option with City’s Rodri and Victor Osimhen following accordingly.

Messi and Haaland finished on the same points, with the former getting the award as he had more first-place nominations from national team captains.

The Argentina captain was named men’s player of the year at the 2023 Fifa Best Awards in London on Monday, January 15.

The Inter Miami forward beat competition from Manchester City striker Erling Haaland with Paris St-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe coming third.

He scored nine goals for PSG as they won the French Ligue 1 title and 10 goals in seven games as Inter Miami won the inaugural Leagues Cup in the United States.

Source: Lawrence Degraft Baidoo/ MyJoyOnline

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