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Police confirms that Chris Attoh’s wife, Bettie was still married to jailed kingpin, Kedrick Jenifer

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According to a new report by NBC News, on Sunday, police said Chris Attoh’s late wife, Bettie Jenifer was also married to 47-year-old Kedrick ‘Pretty Ricky’ Jenifer, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for importing large amounts of cocaine into Baltimore from Texas. 

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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.

Pretty Ricky flooded the streets of B-More and Woodbridge, VA, from September 2012 until October 2014, when he and eight others in his organization were arrested. However, he got on law enforcement’s radar In October 2009, when he and Tyrone Allen were stopped in Phoenix, en route to Cali. The cops seized $97,020 and three cellphones from the boss and $70,680 and eight cellphones Allen.

According to DEA reports, Pretty Ricky orchestrated the transportation of cocaine and cash between Houston and Baltimore in secret compartments of vehicles. Sometimes, the vehicles were transported on car carriers. The money and product would be brought to a business complex called RCH Plaza on West Franklin Street in Baltimore for stashing, as well as with the homes of the defendants  and their family members.

In September 2012, Brooke Lunn and a man named John Moore got popped near Houston with 30 keys stashed in the whip they were in. Tracy Muse, believed to be Pretty Ricky’s girl, posted their bond and they returned to Maryland. A little less than a month later, Moore was shot in the head in Baltimore.

In July 2013, a vehicle transported on a Houston car carrier by Pretty Ricky’s outfit was searched by the Arkansas Highway Patrol. It was on its way back to Baltimore from Houston. The boys found 23.8 kilos stashed inside. Afterwards, in August of that year, Pretty Ricky went back to using Lunn to make runs, who is believed to have made 30 trips between the cities. According to the DEA,  the crew pumped 750 keys of cocaine from then until October 2014, according to the DEA.

In June 2014, the feds peeped Thomas Simmons hand Pretty Ricky a black bag in a Woodbridge parking lot. The Virginia State Police pulled Simmons over 60 miles from that spot, and found two kilos inside another black bag, which was in a stash box.

Back in October 2014, when search warrants were executed, 27 kilos of coke were seized along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, guns and $2 million in jewelry, including a 16 carat diamond ring. Pretty Ricky’s businesses–Baltimore clothing store World Fed Apparel, Inc. and a Fells Point  Rita’s Water Ice–were also shuttered, as money laundering ventures. Pretty Ricky also lost a fleet of luxury vehicles, including a boat along with a 2013 Rolls Royce Ghost valued at $296,000, 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia valued at $271,000, 2014 BMW M6 valued at $113,925, 2015 Ford F-250 truck valued at $56,000, a 2012 Acura ZDX, a 2010 Honda Crosstour, a 2006 Acura and a 2009 GMC Denali truck.

Jenifer pleaded guilty, then, to cocaine distribution conspiracy charges.

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.”

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Social media users go crazy as Moesha Bodoung makes first IG post in months

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Ghanaian actress, Moesha Bodoung has returned to social media after a long break.

In the second quarter of 2021, the actress found Christ, an encounter, that led to series of scandals.

Moesha was reported to have suffered some mental breakdown amidst other things.

She went off social media through the period and was missed dearly by her followers.

On Saturday night, Moesha announced her return with a post on Instagram.

“God is King,” she shared.

See screenshot of her post below;

Moesha post has since generated a lot of reactions as colleagues in the industry as well as her fans rejoiced at her return.

See screenshots of some reactions below;

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Chance The Rapper meets Nana Addo, hints at coming back to Ghana in July with a ‘big group’

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Although Chance The Rapper has returned to the USA, he already has plans to return to Ghana soon. (more…)

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‘I started cooking at the age of 10’ – Food vlogger Sweet Adjeley shares her journey

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One of Ghana’s most celebrated food vloggers watched and loved worldwide, Sweet Adjeley has disclosed how her passion for cooking started at an early age. (more…)

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African animation Seal Team makes a splash on Netflix Top 10 Films in 27 countries around the world

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Triggerfish’s third animated feature, Seal Team, is making a splash on Netflix’s global Top 10 films for the week ending 9 January 2022, with members watching over 10 million hours, making it the ninth most-watched film on Netflix in 27 countries!

Seal Team, which launched on New Year’s Eve, is the story of Quinn, a seal who spends his days relaxing in the sun, splashing in the beautiful waters off the coast of Cape Town, and swimming for his life from Great White Sharks. When he decides it’s time for the food chain to bite back, Quinn recruits a ragtag team of likeminded seals brave, stupid and crazy enough to try and teach those sharks a lesson.

 

Decider says, “Seal Team has laughs-a-plenty and a sense of good natured camaraderie in its heart,” not to mention “inspired voice casting” and “the kind of sight gags that look beyond cartoon kids’ fare.”

 

Common Sense Media recommends Seal Team for ages six and up, saying, “Though it doesn’t have the big-name studios behind it, this movie holds its own in the animation and voice acting categories… You can’t help but root for the seals.”

 

The all-star cast is far from wet behind the ears. Jessie T. Usher (A-Train in The Boys) stars as Quinn, opposite the likes of Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Omni-Man in Invincible), Emmy winner Matthew Rhys (Philip in The Americans), Emmy nominee Kristen Schaal (Mabel inGravity Falls, The Guide in What We Do In The Shadows) and four-time Annie Awards nominee Patrick Warburton (Joe Swanson in Family Guy), as well as South African stars Sharlto Copley (Wikus van der Merwe in District 9) and John Kani (Rafiki in The Lion King).

 

Grammy Award winner Seal plays a singing seal called Seal Seal and action legend Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables) portrays a dolphin called Dolph – two castings which tell you everything you need to know about both the film’s humour and how swimmingly everything fell into place for the production.

 

Seal Team is the feature film debut of South African writer-director Greig Cameron, working from a story by Wayne Thornley (Adventures in Zambezia) and Brian and Jason Cleveland.

 

“Believe it or not, our underwater military animal team is based on a real unit that trains seals and dolphins to disarm mines,” says Greig. “Admittedly, the real-life version probably isn’t armed with exploding sardines and octo-suits made out of octopi that can change colour…”

 

Of course, seals are the unlikeliest of action heroes, especially when on land. “They’re these weird, flubby, amorphous slabs of butter on land,” says Greig. “We went on a research trip diving with them. As we left the harbour in the boat, I was looking at these derpy seals just lying there on the jetty, and I was wondering, ‘Goodness gracious, how are we going to make an action movie with these guys?’ But then as soon as we got in the water, I was like, ‘Yes, this is going to work amazingly.’ When they get in the water, it’s not just that they’re faster: their whole bodies re-form into these darting bullets. They’re pretty much the physical manifestation of ‘squash-and-stretch’ animation.”

 

Greig leaned into the ridiculousness of the seals vs. sharks premise. “Cape fur seals forming a military SEAL team to fight sharks is something so silly and ridiculous, it makes me grin,” says Greig. “It makes everyone grin.”

But co-director Kane Croudace says for all its silliness, behind the madcap gags and rapid-fire punchlines, Seal Team is also an inspiring underdog story that everyone at Triggerfish related to.

 

“It’s about a hero who is brave, stupid and crazy enough to want to do the dangerously impossible,” says Kane. “That’s a theme that resonates throughout my working career. Right at the beginning of my time with Triggerfish, we wanted to make a feature film at the bottom of Africa with a totally inexperienced crew, which everyone said was impossible. We went and did it anyway. If anyone working at a ’proper’ studio had seen our workflows on Adventures In Zambezia, they would have given us 150/1 odds against us ever finishing it. But shielded by our stupidity and bravado, we managed to do it and we’ve got better with each subsequent project. So I think Quinn’s attitude to the task ahead is mirrored in our tenacity in getting these films made.”

 

Triggerfish’s first two films, Adventures in Zambezia and Khumba, sold nine million cinema tickets globally, placing them in the five biggest box office hits from Africa ever. Triggerfish then went on to animate the Oscar-nominated Roald Dahl adaptation Revolting Rhymes as well as four much-loved Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler adaptations, including the 2021 Annie Award winner The Snail and the Whale and the 2020 International Emmy-winning Zog, all produced by Magic Light Pictures.

 

The 25-year-old studio is currently producing three Africa-focused TV series: Mama K’s Team 4 for Netflix; Kiya for eOne, Disney Junior and Disney+; and the anthology Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, for Disney+.

 

The 2021 Annecy International Animation Festival awarded Triggerfish the Mifa Animation Industry Award for “the pioneering role that the company has played in animation in South Africa, and Africa most widely,” according to Véronique Encrenaz, head of Mifa.

 

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It is special to be able to perform at the 02 Indigo- Kuami Eugene

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Lynx Entertainment Label mates, Kuami Eugene and KiDi are gearing up to headline a concert at the O2 Indigo in London on March, 6. (more…)

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I no longer sleep in the same room with my son- Akuapem Poloo

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After suffering  public criticism and going to jail for posing nude with her son on his birthday, Rosemond Brown, a.k.a Akuapem Poloo has learnt her lessons. (more…)

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