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President Nana Akufo-Addo Congratulates and Acknowledges Ghana Rugby

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His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo opened the gates of Jubilee House to a delegation of Ghana Rugby led by the newly elected President and Board Chairman, Mr Herbert Mensah.

The honour was bestowed on Ghana Rugby by the President of Ghana due to the fact that Ghana Rugby has flown Ghana’s flag high by winning four continental trophies for Ghana since 2017.

The trophies, that were presented to the President, included the trophies for winning the Rugby Africa West Africa Regional Challenge in Ghana in 2017 (men’s fifteens), winning the Rugby Africa Bronze Cup in Ghana in 2018 (men’s fifteens), winning the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Challenge Trophy in Tunisia in 2019 and winning the Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens Challenge Trophy in South Africa in 2019.

In his opening remarks, Mensah praised His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo as the President of Ghana who not only knows and understands sport better than his predecessors but who is also a great champion for the cause of sport in Ghana.

Mensah also appealed for the Presidency’s intervention in getting rugby officially approved as an optional sport in government schools, and to assist with allowing Ghana Rugby access to national stadia and facilities for their preparations towards flying Ghana’s flag high on the continent.

President Nana Akufu-Addo congratulated the national squads of Ghana Rugby, the Ghana Eagles, for their achievements and urged them to continue to perform exceptionally in the best interest of Ghana.

The Ghana President also acknowledged the huge investments made by the President and his administration towards the development of rugby as a sport in Ghana and for flying the Ghana flag high. He also appropriated an amount of US$ 100,000 to Ghana Rugby to assist with preparations towards their 2020 international encounters.

Ghana Rugby will be competing in the 2020 Rugby Africa Cup Pool stages when it will face Zimbabwe on 20 June 2020 in Zimbabwe and Tunisia on 4 July 2020 in Ghana.

The Women’s Sevens Eagles will again compete in the 2020 Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Tournament in October while the Men’s Sevens Eagles will do battle against the fourteen best teams in Africa. Venues for these two tournaments are yet to be determined.

Ghana Rugby had a busy week with two Ghana Get Into Rugby courses presented in Cape Coast and Accra by Rugby Africa’s Development Manager, Mr Charles Yapo.

On Tuesday the Union also successfully completed a Special Elective General Meeting that was graced by dignitaries such as Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah (President of the Ghana Olympic Committee), Hon Perry Okudzeto (Deputy Minister, Youth and Sports) and Mr Charles Yapo (Development Officer Rugby Africa) as observers.

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Rev Owusu Bempah arrested, faces court today

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Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah of Glorious Word Power Ministries and some three others from his church have been arrested by the police. (more…)

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STEGUE inspired as Wiyalaa says she finds his songs positive and inspiring to the youth

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Super Talented Emmanuel Owusu Boadi popularly known  as Stegue  whose music blends Afro pop/beat best with Dancehall and Reggae in a Unique Style over the weekend has described a recent message sent to him from popular Ghanaian  Afro-pop singer-songwriter  Wiyalaa as one of the most inspiring messages .

Wiyalaa pitched  ‘Say No to Drugs ‘ as her favorite  song off the Xpensive Style -EP which happens to be the debut of Stegue .


“I was amused  when Wiyalaa followed me on Twitter and also sent me a direct message on twitter asking me to keep doing good and positive music  . It felt good to be recognized by such a great Musician. It will for a long time be one of my biggest highlights. I am such a big fan of Wiyalaa , and I am glad she finds my music inspiring and positive just as I find hers too ” .I look forward to working with her on a record someday

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WATCH: When Rev Obofour and bodyguards stormed the funeral for Bishop Obinim’s father

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The Leader and Founder of Anointed Palace Chapel, Reverend Obofour and his bodyguards stormed the funeral grounds of  Bishop Obinim’s father on Saturday.

 

Obinim’s father who passed away a few months aga was finally laid to rest, and during the ceremony, Obinim’s arch-rival now turned friend stormed the venue.

 

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Rev Obofour and his bodyguards, garbed in black outfits, made their presence known when they showed up at the funeral in their numbers.

It’s unclear where the funeral was held, however, several reports suggested it was held in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Last week, Rev Obofuor smoked the peace pipe with the founder of the International God’s Way Church.

The two surprised many after Reverend Obofour called Angel Obinim on national television to ask of the date of his father’s funeral after honouring his official invitation.

According to Reverend Obofour, though he had disagreements and conflicts with Angel Obinim in the past, they have since remained close friends and brothers in the ministry.

“We have to be present there. There would be lots of pastors and he is my brother… there is no way I can be happy about his father’s demise. I will go and support him because I know how it feels like to lose a father,” Rev. Obofour said.

Earlier, ‘Angel’ Daniel Obinim sent a word of caution to Obofour indicating that Ghana will not be able to contain both of them if he fails to stop peddling falsehood about him.

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Nollywood actor Alex Ekubo, fiancée split, call off engagement

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Nollywood actor, Alex Ekubo and his fiancée, Fancy Acholonu have ended their relationship. (more…)

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Over 11,000 fans pull up at Maccasio’s “The Throne Concert”, Medikal shocks fans

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Over 11,000 fans of the self-acclaimed ‘King of Northern Rap’ Maccasio thronged the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium (formerly Tamale Sports Stadium) over the weekend to witness “The Throne Concert.”

According to Maccasio, this concert celebrates his journey and rise into the music scene and an avenue to accept the ‘Rap Kingship’ title which his fans have bestowed on him.

Held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, “The Throne Concert” saw over 11,000 fans of the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards nominee, according to several reports in the Northern media.

The concert featured some top-notch performances fast-rising and top artistes, including “Madina” hitmaker Teflon Flexx and 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards “Hiplife/Hip-hop Artiste of the Year” winner Medikal.

The highlight of the event was Maccasio’s entrance, where he was carried like a King and ascended into a throne built for him. Another highlight was when Medikal pulled up midway through Maccasio’s performance, sparking thrilling sensation among the fans.

 

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“I will like to thank them massively for their support always. I can’t thank them enough,” Maccasio said after the concert.

The 69 Entertainment label frontman has another plan for a concert in Accra, plus the release of a new music video.

“I’m hosting another big concert in the capital (Accra), and I have a couple of singles and a music video to drop,” he added.

This is not the first time Maccasio has made such history in the Ghanaian music industry.

Just last year, nearly 20,000 fans stormed the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium to witness the launch of Maccasio’s fourth album “Zero 2 Hero” and a concert.

 

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I would have been one of the top funny video creators from Africa if I didn’t pause – BogaGH

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US-based Ghanaian actor, comedian, dancer, graphic designer and model, BogaGH has been quiet on his funny videos for sometime now.

The comedian, who became a sensation on Instagram and YouTube, cracked ribs with his funny videos, dancing and his ability to stir things up with his pitch-dark skin.

BogaGH soon became one of the favourites among  popular Ghanaian Instagram, Vine  and Youtube comedians living abroad, such as MrCocoyam and EbabyKobby.

However after a long break from creating funny videos, BogaGH appears missing on the radar.

“I know a lot of people have forgotten about me because I took a break from the funny videos scene. I believe that if I was more consistent with my craft, I would have been one of the top content creators from Africa by now. For those who are on top at the moment, they shouldn’t get too comfortable, because I may return soon,” BogaGH remarked in a chat.

He also hinted that fans should expect to see him soon in a Netflix movie.

Known in real life as Bryant Nana Kwaku Appiah, BogaGH was born in Wood Green, North London but grew up in Mpraeso in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

He attended  C.K.C Baptist International School in Mpraeso and then moved to Mpraeso Secondary School. He continued at  Koforidua Secondary School before moving to the US.  In the US, he started at the Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy high school in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He then continued to Union County College and completed in Kean University In Elizabeth New Jersey.

BogaGH currently resides in Washington DC where he has been hosting and promoting events.

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