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‘Something died in me when my father died’ – Actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

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The latest episode of #WithChude, saw Nigerian veteran actress, singer, philanthropist, and Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, in an emotional recollection of how losing her father at the age of 12 broke her in ways that probably still affect her.

Speaking on her relationship with her father up till his last moments with the show’s host and founder of Joy, Inc., Chude Jideonwo, the legendary actress shared some of their fondest memories and also discussed a period that changed the nature of their father-daughter relationship and caused a strain to their bond.

“When I was about nine years old, I was shipped to Command Secondary School in Kaduna. By that time, they had just given birth to my younger brother. I was a child and I did not take it well at all. I even remember when he was leaving and we both were crying. It really affected me – I thought the reason was because he now had other kids, and I was no longer important to him.”

While in school at Kaduna, her world was shattered by the news of her father’s death, at a time when she was beginning to anticipate returning home to spend more time with him.

“I think everything I have been, positively or negatively, was solely because of my father’s death. It affected me so much; I did not even know how much at the time. I did not even mourn my dad. At the age of 12, I was becoming a little lady, and I was excited to spend time with my father. That was when I got called out of school because I needed to be home. I knew someone had died because of how everyone in school was tiptoeing around me. The only thing I kept saying at the airport was, ‘I just hope it is not my dad’.”

“For some callous reason, I was okay with it being anyone but him. When I got home, I was greeted by a crowd. As I walked into the house, I was thinking about which of my family members had died. I saw my brothers, then I saw my mum, and, at that moment, I froze because I knew it was my dad that had died. I’m not sure if it was the guilt of wishing death on someone else, and not him, or because I was too young to process it or because I was still angry with him for shipping me off, but I was numb and emotionless, and it has affected me to this day. It was like something died in me,” she concluded.

Here is a link to bits from Omotola’s interview #WithChude.

#WithChude is a special series of targeted multimedia conversations and investigations focused on narratives that enable and strengthen the mind, heart, and spirit. New episodes of #WithChude show every Saturday at 9 pm on TVC Entertainment, with reruns every Sunday on Wazobia TV at 5 pm and

An extended play podcast is up on Spotify, iTunes, among other podcast platforms, every Wednesday at 10:00 am. Everyone can join the conversations.

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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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