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Police: Chris Attoh’s wife was married to two men simultaneously

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Police statement on the shooting of Bettie Jennifer
Police statement on the shooting of Bettie Jennifer

Actor Chris Attoh’s wife, Bettie Jennifer, who was gunned down while leaving her office on Friday was married to two different men simultaneously, one of whom is a convicted Baltimore drug lord, police said Sunday.

Greenbelt police said 44-year-old Bettie Jenifer of Bowie, left her office in the 6300 block of Ivy Lane about 5 p.m. and was walking to her car when a man armed with a handgun approached her.

When she tried to run away, the man followed her and fired multiple rounds. At least one bullet struck her in the head, police said.

The suspect took off in a vehicle. Police described the suspect as black and having a thin build with black hair. He was wearing dark clothing and may have been in a blue car.

Police confirmed Saturday that Jenifer was married to Chris Attoh, a well-known actor and TV host in Ghana. The two married in October, following Attoh’s divorce from his first wife, multiple outlets reported.

On Sunday, police said Jenifer was also married to 47-year-old Kedrick Jenifer, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for importing large amounts of cocaine into Baltimore from Texas. 

The U.S. District Attorney’s Office said the kingpin’s “Jenifer drug trafficking organization” distributed at least 450 kilograms of cocaine in Baltimore and Woodbridge, Virginia.

“Kedrick Jenifer lived large as a major Baltimore drug dealer, but now he will lose all of his toys and live for two decades in federal prison,” U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein said in a news release after his sentencing, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Court records show that Kedrick Jenifer filed for a divorce on April 9. Bettie Jenifer then filed for divorce six days later.  The attorneys involved declined News4’s request for comment.

Greenbelt police confirmed Sunday the shooting was targeted and not a random incident.

Police have not named a suspect or motive in the case. 

Co-workers said Bettie Jenifer worked at a temporary staffing agency on the first floor.

A spokesperson for Attoh’s talent agency gave the following statement:

“Waka Talent Agency is saddened by the death of Bettie Jenifer, who was married to our client, Mr. Chris Attoh. We would like to note that the family has requested to mourn in private and therefore will not be doing any press interviews or commenting on the death.”

Source: nbcwashington.com

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PHOTOS: Kuami Eugene, Kidi, Mr Drew rock MTN Hitmaker Allstar Concert

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MTN Hitmaker is a phenomenal talent-unearthing music reality show which has produced talented musicians who have served Ghana and the world with great hits and contributed significantly to Ghana’s music industry.

In clocking ten years this year, the MTN Hitmaker Allstar Concert was birthed to celebrate and acknowledge Hitmakers of notable talents who dominate Ghana’s music industry.

The MTN Hitmaker was created to identify talented and upcoming artistes, groom and prepare them for their professional music careers and since it’s inception has lived up to expectations. MTN Hitmaker has given Ghana and the world some of the finest celebrated artistes. MTN through Hitmaker has brightened many lives and the Hitmaker Allstar Concert seeks to further promote Ghana music and enable its discovered talents showcase their art and craft.

The MTN Hitmaker Allstar Concert, first of its kind, saw past winners and relevant talents of Hitmaker, public figures and loyal MTN Pulse subscribers in attendance.

The Concert, organized by MTN and Benchmark Marketing, saw Naterial, Koo Ntakra, Torgbe, KiDi, CJ Biggerman, Kurl Songx, Kuami Eugene, OV, Yaw Berk, Mr. Drew, Krymi, Lasmid, Kofi Pages and Adepa graced the stage with their unique performances.

We’re looking forward to many more MTN Hitmaker Allstar Concerts
Here are pictures from the night

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Hip Hop and R&B comes alive at Day N Vegas 2021, the highs and lows!

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It was good returning to Las Vegas for a second time for Goldenvoice’s Day N Vegas (DNV) Festival, featuringperformances from hip-hop and R&B acts at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, from November 12-14. (more…)

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Listen Up: R2bees drops fourth studio album ‘Back 2 Basics’

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Award-Winning Ghanaian music group R2bees has finally released their fourth studio album dubbed ‘Back 2 Basics’. (more…)

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3 Reggae Albums Stonebwoy featured on nominated for GRAMMYS 2022

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On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, nominations for the 64th GRAMMY Awards were announced. (more…)

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Winners for All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2021

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Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Album of the Year, Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African Pop, Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music and Songwriter of the Year, Iba One at AFRIMA Award
Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Album of the Year, Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African Pop, Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music and Songwriter of the Year, Iba One at AFRIMA Award

The biggest Music Awards in Africa, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2021 ended on Sunday, November 21, 2021, after four days of scintillating and world- class production of events as Iba One, Wizkid, Nikita Kering, Fally Ipupa, Mahadzi, Blaq Diamond, koffi Olomide and other African music superstars within the continent and the Diaspora were recognized and celebrated for their creativity through music. AFRIMA 2021 held from November 18- 21 at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria with live broadcast on 84 television stations in 109 countries.

The surprise of the night was Malian Singer, Iba One who emerged the top winner in five categories including ‘Best Male Artiste in Western Africa’, ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African Pop’. He also won in the ‘Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music’ and ‘Songwriter of the Year’ categories.

Wizkid who was nominated in six categories followed closely, winning in the ‘Best African Collaboration’, ‘Song of the Year’, and ‘Artiste of the Year’ categories with his hit song, ‘Essence’ featuring Tems. Kenyan teenage singer, Nikita Kering bagged two awards in ‘Best Female Artiste in Eastern African’ and “Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African RnB’ categories. AFRIMA 2021 youngest nominee, 13-year-old Shanah Manjeru from Kenya emerged as the winner in the ‘Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music’ category.

Winners in other categories of the award are ‘Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa’ (Dizzy Dros – Morocco),  ‘Best Female Artiste in Western Africa’ (Djelykaba Bintou – Guinea), ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Traditional’ (Yonas Maynas -Eritrea), ‘Breakout Artiste of The Year’ (Djelykaba Bintou-Guinea), ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Jazz’ (Hornsphere-Kenya), ‘Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa’ (Cleo Ice Queen-Zambia), ‘Best African Artiste, Rapper or Lyricist’ (Elow’n -Cote D’Ivoire), ‘Best African DJ’(Dj Sinyorita-Tanzania), ‘Best African Video’ (Steven Awuku-Guinea), ‘Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa’ (Manal-Morocco), ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga’ (Stonebwoy feat. Davido – Ghana), ‘African Fans Favourite’ (Fireboy DML-Nigeria), ‘Best Male Artiste in Central Africa’(Fally Ipupa feat. Dadju-Congo, Democratic Republic), and “Best African Artiste, Duo, Group or Band’ (Sauti Sol feat. Bensoul, Nviiri The storyteller -Kenya).

 

 

The well attended event had dignitaries from all walks of life including ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps from 18 countries, chief executive of corporations, African Union Commission officials, executives of music labels and recording companies as well musicians across the world.

Other winners according to the result presented by the global auditing firm, Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC) are ‘Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa’ (Eddy Kenzo-Uganda), ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Rock’ (RASH-Kenya), ‘Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa’(Blaq Diamond -South Africa), ‘Best Global Act’ (Beyonce feat. Wizkid, Blue Ivy Carter & SAINt JHN-United States), ‘Best Female Artiste in Central Africa’-(Shan’L  feat. Fally Ipupa – Gabon), ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Contemporary’ (Majoos feat. Koffi Olomide-Congo, Democratic Republic), ‘Producer of the Year’ (Legendury Beatz-Nigeria), ‘Best Female African Act in Diaspora’ (Naomi Achu-Cameroon/United States), ‘Most Promising African Artiste’ (El Grande Toto feat. Damso-Morocco), ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro’ (Makhadzi feat. Mr Brown-South Africa), ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’ (Flavour feat. Fally Ipupa & Diamond Platnumz-Nigeria), ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop’ (Cheque feat. Fireboy DML-Nigeria), and ‘Best Male African Act in Diaspora’ (Rotimi-Nigeria/United States).

For her role in the movement to make Juneteenth a national holiday in commemoration of the June 19, 1865 announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general, Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom for slaves in Texas, African-American 95-year-old activist, Opal Lee was given a lifetime achievement award at AFRIMA 2021. The award was received by her granddaughter who came into Lagos from the United States. Congolese Soukus singer, dancer, producer, and composer, Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba, known professionally as Koffi Olomide received AFRIMA 2021 Legend Award.

The award ceremony which was preceded by red carpet was electrified by many artistes with performances from Shanah, Patoranking, Makhadzi, Ruger, Zuchu, Ladipoe, Olakira, Chike, Blaq Diamond, Platini P, Calema, Remy Adan, Nomcebo of the Jerusalema fame, Zoe Modiga, Sorais Ramos, D’Banj, Cavemen and Aramide who rendered a song in honour of the late Sound Sultan and other music super stars that died in the year under review and during COVID-19 pandemic.

The President and Executive Producer of AFRIMA, Mike Dada, said: “AFRIMA was created to tell a positive African story through music rather than complain and lament about the negative perception of the continent by others.”

Since 2014, AFRIMA in conjunction with the African Union Commission has been regarded as the ultimate celebration of African talent in the continent and the Diaspora.

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1SHAN’LBEST FEMALE ARTIST CENTRAL AFRICAGABON
2FALLY IPUPAMALE ARTIST CENTRAL AFRICADR CONGO
3NIKITA KERINGBEST FEMALE ARTIST IN EASTERN AFRICAKENYA
4EDDY KENZOBEST MALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICAUGANDA
5MANALBEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN NORTHERN AFRICAMOROCCO
6DIZZY DROSBEST MALE ARTISTE IN NORTHERN AFRICAMOROCCO
7CLEO ICE QUEENBEST FEMALE SOUTHERN AFRICAZAMBIA
8BLAQ DIAMONDBEST MALE SOUTHERN AFRICASOUTH AFRICA
9IBA ONEBEST MALE ARTISTE WESTERN AFRICAMALI
10DJELYKABA BINTOUBEST FEMALE ARTISTE WESTERN AFRICAGUINEA
11FIREBOY DMLAFRICAN FAN’S FAVORITENIGERIA
12IBA ONEALBUM OF THE YEARMALI
13WIZKIDARTISTE OF THE YEARNIGERIA
14NAOMI ACHUBEST AFRICAN ACT IN THE DIASPORA (FEMALE)CAMEROON & (USA)
15ROTIMIBEST AFRICAN ACT IN THE DIASPORA (MALE)NIGERIA & (USA)
16WIZKID, TEMSBEST AFRICAN COLLABORATIONNIGERIA
17DJ SINYORITABEST AFRICAN DJTANZANIA
18SAUTI SOLBEST DUO, GROUP OR BANDKENYA
19ELOW’NBEST AFRICAN RAPPER LYRICISTCOTE D’IVOIRE
20STEVEN AWUKUBEST AFRICAN VIDEOGUINEA
21STONEBWOYBEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA & DANCEHALLGHANA
22NIKITA KERING

 

BEST ARTISTE, DUO, OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R & B SOULKENYA
23FLAVOURBEST ARTIST OR DUO IN AFRICAN DANCE OR CHOREOGRAPHYNIGERIA
24CHEQUEBEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN HIP HOPNIGERIA
25HORNSPHEREBEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN JAZZKENYA
26RASH BANDBEST IN AFRICAN ROCKKENYA
27YONAS MAYNASBEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN TRADITIONALERITREA
28MAKHADZIBEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ELECTROSOUTH AFRICA
29MAJOOSBEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARYDR CONGO
30IBA ONEBEST ARTISTE, DUO, OR GROUP IN AFRICAN POPMALI
31SHANAH MANJERUBEST AFRICAN FEMALE ARTISTE IN INSPIRATIONAL MUSICKENYA
32IBA ONEBEST AFRICAN MALE ARTISTE IN INSPIRATIONAL MUSICMALI
33DJELYKABA BINTOUBREAKOUT ARTISTE OF THE YEARGUINEA
34EL GRANDE TOTOMOST PROMISING AFRICAN ARTISTEMOROCCO
35LEGENDARY BEATZBEST PRODUCER OF THE YEARNIGERIA
36WIZKID, TEMSSONG OF THE YEARNIGERIA
37IBA ONE

 

SONG WRITER OF THE YEARMALI
38KOFI OLOMIDELEGEND AWARDDR CONGO
39OPAL LEELIFE-TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDUSA
40BEYONCEBEST GLOBAL ACTUSA

 

 

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Kweci Kay To Unveil Christmas Banger, “Joo” With Medikal

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Ghana’s fastest rising and sensational hip-life and afrobeats artiste, Kweci Kay, formerly known as Don Flick, is set to release his highly anticipated new single “Joo” which features top notch rapper Medikal on 26 November, 2021 across all digital platforms.

 

The much awaited release of “Joo” follows the unstoppable success of the recent single “Amen” which features Obibini and released in May earlier this year.

 

“Joo”, which reveals the growth, versatility and fun side of the budding artiste, is the anthem for this year’s Christmas celebrations. Kweci Kay is signed on to Daff Entertainment and the song is produced by Wavboy.

Ghana’s fresh sensation, Kweci Kay, is infusing highlife vocals and sweet harmonies into contemporary hiplife, hip hop and afrobeats rhythms- creating a unique brand of conscious music and expressive songs that uplifts and inspires.  His playful yet introspective melodic style reflects his love for Highlife and Afrobeats. His belief is that a well written song can embody all emotions of the human existence, and he articulates that beautifully with his slightly raspy yet warm voice and truthful lyrics.

Born Godfred Ampomah Amanor to Kate Asante and the late Samuel Amanor on December 7, 1997, Kweci Kay is a Ghanaian hiplife and afrobeats singer-songwriter who is originally from Krobo Odumase in the Eastern region but was raised in Dansoman Otodjor. He received his basic education at Emmanuel International School and Dansoman 1 Junior High School and continued to Ada Senior High/Technical School for his second cycle education completing in 2015.

 

As a youngster, Kweci Kay loved listening to good music and his surroundings made it easy for that love to thrive. With established recording studios and top notch artistes thronging the Dansoman neighbourhood for recordings, Kweci Kay began writing songs and hung around these studios to fraternise with the big wigs on the music scene.

 

To take music professionally, he recorded his first demo in 2008 with Emoh Records. The track, which was a fusion of rap and hooks on a hip hop beat, enjoyed a considerable amount of airplay. This feat encouraged him to write more songs but lack of financial support prevented him from recording more songs. He also had a wonderful opportunity of performing on the same stage of DC Homecoming Festival, a street carnival held at Dansoman, with Samini, Stonebwoy and Ex-Doe.

 

In 2012, Kweci Kay joined the bandwagon and participated in TV3’s Talented Kids Show, a TV program for kids to showcase their talents but he could not make the cut for the finals. That didn’t deter him; he went on, that same year, to take part in TV Africa’s Amazing Child, another kids’ talent show where this time around he picked the 3rd runner up slot.

 

Currently, Kweci Kay is signed to Daff Entertainment and out with two hot spanking singles; “Amen” featuring Obibini (released May 2021) and “Joo” featuring Medikal (released November 2021). He has performed three times on the DC Homecoming Festival, two Y Fm’s Area Code shows and gone on a tour with TV Africa’s Amazing Child Show in Kumasi. Kweci Kay plans to build a long, successful career on music that matters.

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