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Scripted drama and technical hitches as ‘The Northern Affair’ rules 2013 Ghana Movie Awards

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Iron ladies of Ghanaian cinema, Shirley and Leila share award for best directing..looks like they didn’t expect a joint win

ghana movie awards winners (18)The 2013  Ghana Movie Awards held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Monday was full of drama, which appeared scripted to ‘unite’ perceived factions in the Ghana Movie industry. From Leila Djansi and Shirley Frimpong-Manso sharing the nod for Best Director award which was presented by Akorfa Ejeani Asiedu (who has been involved in a very public split with Leila) to Sandra Ankobiah presenting the award for Favouirte Actress to her former BFF, Yvonne Nelson, it was clear that the organizers wanted to make a statement.  The award also suffered some hitches including calling out wrong winners in wrong categories.

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ex-bff’s Sandra Ankobiah and Yvonne Nelson share a hug

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Leila Djansi was the biggest winner for the night sweeping home eight (8) awards with her new movie-“Northern Affair.” Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s collaboration with Yvonne Okoro on the movie-“Contract” got two awards. Yvonne Nelson’s “House of Gold” also took home two awards.

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BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Shaun Burdick- NORTHERN AFFAIR

WRITING- ADAPTED OR ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: CONTRACT-Written by Herty Owusu and Shirley Frimpong-Manso

PRODUCTION DESIGN: THE PLEDGE – Production design-D.J Vegas… Set decoration-Ghana Armed forces

EDITING: NORTHERN AFFAIR – Dave Goldberg

MUSIC- ORIGINAL SONG: NORTHERN AFFAIR -Music and lyrics by Jon Germain and Kofi Akyeame

MAKE UP AND HAIR STYLIST: BARIMA NYE SUNYE- Jude Odeh

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION- BEST ACTOR: CONTRACT-Hlomla Dandala & HOUSE OF GOLD-Francis Odega

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION BEST ACTRESS: SLAVE BOY- Patience Ozorkwor

SOUND MIXING & EDITING: NORTHERN AFFAIR- Shaun Burdick

A PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Kwadwo Nkansah (Lilwin)-TIME CHANGES

A PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Joselyn Dumas – NORTHERN AFFAIR

A PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: John Dumelo – NORTHERN AFFAIR

A PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Jackie Appiah – CHEATERS

BEST PICTURE: NORTHERN AFFAIR – Mabel Germain- Producer

SHORT MOVIE: GALAMSEY

MONALISA MAGAZINE AWARDS FOR BEST MOVIE: Heartbreak Hotel

MONALISA MAGAZINE AWARDS FOR BEST ACTOR SERIES: Funny Face

MONALISA MAGAZINE AWARDS FOR BEST ACTRESS SERIES: Esi of Chorkor Trortro

GLITZ MAGAZINE FAVORITE ACTOR: John Dumelo in Northern Affair

GLITZ MAGAZINE FAVORITE ACTRESS: Jackie Appiah in Cheaters

GLITZ MAGAZINE FANS’ FAVORITE ACTOR: Prince David Osei

GLITZ MAGAZINE FANS’ FAVORITE ACTRESS: Yvonne Nelson
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  6. 25 January 2015I absolutely love acting – creating a character,I’ve tried to promote acceptance of all shapes and sizes and learning to live with the truth that only a fraction of the world’s women fit into the fashion world’s ‘ideal’.And it was ‘outing’ my never-tiny bottom – by creating the catchphrase ‘Does my bum look in this’ for a character in TV comedy series The Fast Show – that finally led me to truly embrace the liberating power of that truthBut a few years ago I saw myself on television and to my surprise I didn’t think ‘I must lose weight’ or ‘Oh God I look so old’ However I did think: ‘The bags under my eyes are very noticeable’Now all my family have bags – it’s a Weir thing It’s the same for a lot of people and that’s fine However they do not look great whatever age or size you are on screenIn my case the bags were pronounced enough to have formed a sort of mini-mountain range in the bottom of my eye socket the peaks of which caught the light in a hugely unflattering wayAnd because that’s how this sort of paranoia works I decided that this ‘problem’ was stopping me getting more work than I would if I got rid of themEvery single friend both male and female couldn’t see the problem But one wise actor pal made a good point indeed when he said: ‘There’s no way of knowing if having them done will get you more work or not You must have them done because that’s the right decision for you and not for some unknowable goal’He was right and I think anyone contemplating a cosmetic operation must do as much internal examination of their own motives as possible If you think surgery is going to make you happier more popular or more fanciable then I think that’s what therapists call ‘wrong thinking’ – believing outside forces can change who you are insideWith all that very much at the forefront of my mind I started researching on the internet – all the while I should confess not really believing I was ever actually going to go through with the operationMy research quickly revealed that the remedy (I use that word advisedly) to the problem I’d identified is called blepharoplasty – the removal of eye bags The discovery that the procedure is pretty swift and not really invasive drew me in further So still not at all convinced I was going to do it I decided to just casually look at some prices and then again only casually see what I could find out about surgeonsNow be warned: this opens up a huge can of worms You might as well put ‘plumber’ or ‘boyfriend’ into a Google search box – without a personal recommendation it’s difficult to discern between one surgeon and anotherSo I asked a friend whose mother is a doctor how I’d go about beginning to pick a surgeon and she gave me two names For nearly a year I did nothing I couldn’t get my head around the idea that I was going to do something like this not least because my daughter asked me quite snippily: ‘How does this fit into your feminist principles’I didn’t really have an answerThen one day out of 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to give access to the pockets of fat (my mini-mountain range) which are then broken up with a scalpel Some of the fat is taken out while the rest is spread out to fill out the eye socket so the patient isn’t left with a hollow sunken look It could be done under local anaesthetic and as a day patient And that was it On the day I was nervous Horror-movie stills flashed through my mind – the idea of having your eye fiddled about with while awake does conjure them up But the wonderfully soothing Prof Collin calmed me downThe whole operation took less than an hour and I was awake if a little woozy throughoutCompression bandages were then placed over my eyes for a couple of hours while I rested After they were removed one of my best friends came to pick me up and as she walked into the room she helpfully remarked that I looked as if I’d gone ten rounds with a boxerI was very bruised and swollen but only around the eyes It wasn’t painful although there was a bearable degree of discomfort for a few weeks afterwardsThe most inconvenient bit of the whole thing I found was the antibiotic drops I had to apply twice a day for a week – it was rather fiddly and I’m not very patientMy children didn’t like the sight of me and who can blame them The bruising and swelling went after a couple of weeks and I’d say I was back to normal after six weeksIt took a few months to fully realise the positive effects of the operation There was no transformation just light intervention I’m confident I don’t look as if I’ve had anything done But I never lie – I always tell people what I’ve done assuming they’re interested of course I don’t tell random strangersBut nearly three years on I still appreciate the absence of the mini-mountain range and believe its removal has made a big differenceI would never tell someone they ought to have surgery but I’m glad I did this I do think I look better on camera and that in turn makes me more confidentHave I betrayed the sisterhood I don’t think so I’ve made 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releaseIt reveals that the market shrank by nine per cent overall Most marked was a plunge in numbers of men opting for a nip and tuck with a little more than 4000 going under the knife – a 15 per cent decrease on the previous yearNose jobs which were last year’s most popular procedure for men plummeted by a third with 713 being carried out and even the number of ‘moob’ reductions has dropped by ten per centEye-lift surgery – blepharoplasty – is now the most popular procedure for men with 849 patients having theirs ‘fixed’ However there was still a four per cent fall in blepharoplasty cases overallFor women breast augmentation remained the most popular procedure but numbers deflated by almost a quarterThe second most popular procedure in women was blepharoplasty with 7750 choosing the operationSo what does it all mean Well it could indicate a more cautious approach from the public after a record 50000 plastic surgery procedures were carried out in Britain the previous yearAlthough there’s been a downturn in business BAAPS – which represents the vast majority of NHS-trained consultant plastic surgeons in private practice – certainly welcomes the trendIts former president Rajiv Grover told me: ‘It’s not just a slight dip – numbers have dropped off a cliff‘But if the public are being more thoughtful cautious and educated in their approach to cosmetic surgery we are thrilled’I’d like to think so Two years ago The Mail on Sunday launched its Stop The Cosmetic Surgery Cowboys campaign which urged the Government to regulate the sector and called for commonsense rules such as allowing only surgeons trained in boob jobs or nose jobs to offer such operationsDespite this and an independent review led by the Medical Director of the NHS in England Sir Bruce Keogh which backed all our demands little has changedBut there has been a growing impetus within the medical profession itself to hammer home the importance of education and perhaps that’s now paying offIt’s possible that 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alternatives some with names made up of actual words Saving: Up to 100 a year Link: 17 Are you paying too much for your life insuranceEver since we started washing our hands humans have been getting healthier As a result we’re living longer – and the cost of insuring the unthinkable is getting cheaper all the time If you were sold a policy when you took out or mortgage you may have been under too much stress to shop around You could be missing a trickSaving: 100 Link: 18 Book early Low-cost airlines are growing up Easyjet lets you choose a seat Norwegian is planning transatlantic flights for 300 Michael O’Leary the boss of Ryanair Just remember only a few seats on each flight are sold at bargain-basement prices and once they’re sold the prices rise So book earlySaving: 100Link: – the air fares comparison site 19 Book your own packageAs High Street travel agents die out quicker than the ingredients of rhinoceros horn love tonic it seems that And why notYou just book online or by telephone Easy life By combining car hire with flights the agents can often bring the costs down You’re also protected accommodated and flown home if you’re grounded because Iceland pulls another volcanic-ash-based PR stunt (everyone’s heard of Eyjafjallajkull now) But if you want to save money and your holiday consists of flights accommodation transfers and possibly car hire then take this test Order a brochure or get a quote from a leading holiday company and work out the price of your holiday including all the complicated supplements Now go online and starting with the flights try to put the same package together Saving: 100+Links: 20 Learn to say ‘no’It’s easy to give in to the demands of a screaming child in a packed Poundland on a Saturday afternoon ‘Get me that bottle opener I want a bottle opener I know it’s poorly made and won’t last more than seventeen and three-quarter minutes But I’m six I want one It’s only a pound’ Similarly how often does a ‘swift half’ after work turn into a 15112 drinking session Saying ‘no’ a few times a year will do wonders for your bank account Saving: 100Link: No21 Go pre-paid for cheaper illnesses One of the best things about being ill and let’s face it there aren’t many is that NHS prescriptions cost only 785 per item This is amazing value unless you need say four prescriptions a month Four x 785 suddenly equals 3140 or 37680 a year But one of the best things about being that ill is that you can cap the amount you pay using Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPCs) You pay a fixed fee every three or 12 months and it covers all your prescriptions during the period you’ve paid for A three-month all-inclusive PPC costs 2910 and for a year it’s 104 a saving of 270 on the four-item example You can pay by direct debit Time to learn your 785 times tables Savings: 100sLinks: 23 Avoid expensive days / evenings out Plenty of museums are free For those that aren’t join which offers access to 200-odd museums historic houses galleries and castles for a small annual fee Theatres aren’t free But if you live in London you can get half-price tickets to the West End theatres every day at tkts Better still if you regularly go out in London join one of the theatre clubs that fills empty theatres and concert halls on the QT from about 3 a ticketSaving: 100sLinks: 24 Beat the ticket toutsTicket touts earn their living by getting hold of tickets that are ‘otherwise unavailable’ You don’t stand a chance when But here’s some news: most tickets are available to everyone when they first go on sale You just need to know when they go on sale Simply sign up to for the free ticket alert newsletters from the ticket main agents to ensure that you’re first in the queue And make sure you’ve signed up to your favourite bands’ websites for the insider knowledgeSaving: 100sLinks: 25 Don’t be a Bucket – or try to keep up with the JonesesTrying to keep up appearances is a costly illness It’s called snobbism A snob says the dictionary is someone who ‘vulgarly admires or imitates someone of superior social position or wealth and looks down on those he considers inferior’ Famous snobs include the monstrous comic creation Don’t be a Bucket Remember you cannot judge someone by what they have because you don’t know how they got it Chances are they’re in more debt than you are Saving: 1000sLink: 26 Trade down your carSo you bought an American sports utility vehicle (SUV) that nets 15 miles to the gallon on a whim Obviously we’re all very impressed – especially by the personalised number plate and the way you can Tweet while negotiating narrow lanes outside schools But can you honestly justify the ongoing expense If not get rid of it Then visit a car supermarket where you can choose from thousands of cars at knock-down prices If you’re a true money saver consider an ex-rental model which you can pick up for a fraction of the cost of a new one Saving: 1000sLinks: 27 Ask yourself: do I really need this Imagine the scenario It’s lunchtime and you’ve got an hour to kill You find yourself in a department store and there’s a sale on You pick up a beautifully packaged selection of barbecue tools an antique-look cast-iron chimenea and associated garden paraphernalia And it’s half price Now stop Ask yourself: Do I really need this Exactly You live in a flat It doesn’t even have a back door Put it down and walk awaySaving: 100Link: 28 Walk/cycle to the station/workIt maybe a bit of hippie notion to many people but it’s free DerSaving: 100Link: 29 Get off the station before your usual stop and walkWe may be creatures of habit but isn’t it worth tinkering with the routine if it’s costing more than 50 a month in unnecessary faresSaving: 100Link: 30 Cut down your drinkingA few beers or wines after work a few nights a week is a financially debilitating state of affairs You no (sic) that Hic Saving: 100s Link: 31 Pack up smokingApart from the brands that launch special cheapo starter packs for children every cigarette now costs about 40p Those forty pees add up to around 3000 a year if you smoke 20 a day Saving: Maybe 3000 – wowLink: 32 Cancel your gym membershipHave you heard the one about the guy who in 1997 joined a pay-as-you-go gym and never went Over those 14 years it’s cost absolutely nothing Yet plenty of people are happy to shell out 40 or 50 a month by direct debit to a gym they never go to 50 a month for 14 years is 8400 and that doesn’t include the crisps you have to buy from the vending machine after each visit If you use the gym three times a week great If not cancel your membership immediately You’ll soon save enough to buy your own bike and if you’re so inclined a rowing machine And if you can still afford it a crisps vending machine Consider running home from work three times a week It’s free Saving: 100sLink: 33 Use your library’The whatrary’ I hear the cries from behind iPads across the country And by the time this article is updated again number 33 may well need replacing But for now the local library is still a mecca for the money saver It’s like the best of the free bits of the internet under one roof – only really well organised Your library means you’ll never need to buy a cookbook guidebook or lifestyle manual and if you can bear to wait a few weeks in the queue for the latest blockbuster you never need to buy books CDs and DVDs are great value too Saving: 100Link: Link: 34 The three-for-two trickAt the time of writing Sainsbury’s has so many ‘you have to buy two or we’re ripping you off’ deals it feels like they must be secretly filming shoppers who only buy one of the special packets of I Can’t Believe it’s Ham Oh It’s Not for a documentary to help people studying for their psychology PhDs Trick: buy none OK there’s something to be said for buy-one-get-one-free deals when they pass the ‘Do I really need this’ test But the three-for-two is a particularly cynical way of enticing shoppers to buy an extra couple of items to feed the binThe ‘offer’ is always 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give to which relative you haven’t seen since the previous Queen’s speech is tiresome – and unnecessary Instead of trying to buy a present for every relative in your family try to get together beforehand and pick one name from the hat You then buy one thoughtful gift for that one person rather than attempting to please everyone at considerable and pointless cost Everyone gets a present everyone saves money This works No one minds If they do You win because you weeded out a hanger-onSaving: 10038 The National Lottery – it won’t be youThe odds of winning the Lotto jackpot are stacked 14m to 1 against each ticket It’s like walking on to a football field and marking a blade of grass with Tippex then asking a blindfolded friend whom you’ve spun around a few times to go on to the pitch and pick a random blade of grass If he picks the same blade dabbed in correction fluid… that’s like and as likely as winning the National Lottery jackpot The price of entering the lottery has recently doubled to 2 That probably won’t be included in official inflation figures Have a go at the lottery for fun sometimes It’s not an investment or a savings or retirement plan Perhaps you should consider saving extra money in an IsaSaving: 2 a week = 104 a year Link: 39 Use your Isa allowancesIf you’re not already aware you can save up to 5760 a year in a tax-free savings account called an Isa (for the more financially savvy there’s also a stocks and shares Isa) It means you don’t pay any tax on the interest accrued Circa 2013 a Government-backed scheme called Funding for Lending that pumps money into banks means they don’t have to attract cash by offering attractive savings rates So they don’t Eventually they will and spare cash saved into an Isa will start attracting interest of a couple of hundreds of pounds a year on the full allowance againSaving: 100+Link: 40 Claim your benefits and tax creditsThere was once a stigma in Britain attached to claiming benefits That was largely removed as we swanned into the then new millennium and the Government put benefits at the heart of the family budget Child Benefit Working Tax Credit Child Tax Credit and other employee-related tax benefits were an attempt to make life affordable for the low-paid The Government has since changed and the headline tax change has been But if you are entitled to benefits you should still claim them It could be the difference between life and death Saving: 100sLink: 41 How saving 50 a month now can save you 120 next yearDo you pay your insurance premiums by monthly instalments If you do then consider this: you are probably being charged a premium of between 15% and 20% for the privilege In other words if your home and car insurance bill for the year is 600 you’re paying up to 120 a year in interest by paying monthly If you are in a position this year to save up for next year’s premiums in advance you can save money by paying the whole lot in one goSaving: 100+Link: 42 Do you need all those TV channelsBritain has gone digital If you haven’t – that’s not a telly you’re watching but a very dull repetitive documentary called Reflections In The Oven Door Good news: there’s a world of shows better than a mirror image of your own head to choose from But choose wisely Before you know it you could find yourself with a package of movies sports more sports you’ve never heard of or a whole year’s contract to watch one football match Freeview is free You can buy pay-as-you-go Premier League football online Saving: 100+Link: 43 Bin the ready mealsThe benefits of being able to heat an entire three-course dinner in a box from frozen in three minutes on full power remove film stir and heat for another three and leave to stand for a minute are generally outweighed by the mental anguish of suddenly realising that six minutes plus stir AND standing time is FAR TOO LONG But have you thought about the costs If speed is key you can make fresh tomatoes on toast for about 20p which is much 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