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STATEMENT: MidasTouch Inc responds to accusations from label signee, Imrana

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The attention of the management of MidasTouch Incorporated has been drawn to certain untruths churned out by Abdul Latif Imrana popularly known as Imrana, an artiste signed onto our record label during a recent interview he granted to Zionfelix.com on the 10th August 2020.

In the said interview, Imrana lamented and alleged that ever since he was signed onto the record label, attempts had not been made by the management to market and promote his songs as well as fulfill all aspects as contained in the contract.

He stated that although he had put together good songs which would make waves in the music    his young music career.

Additionally, he said that a promise of a decent accommodation and a car for him have not been fulfilled by the label, which makes the contract not fit for purpose and further added the current situation had compelled him put up with friends.

He further expressed his disappointment to the fact the juicy contents of the contract signed on October 7, 2019 have not been adhered to by MidasTouch Inc.

He further disclosed that he has referred the development to his lawyer who is taking the necessary process to ensure that the contract is terminated.

 

MIDAS TOUCH INC. RESPONSE

The management of MidasTouch Inc having taking notice of the all the above allegations by its artiste, Imrana hereby seize the opportunity to set the records straight on the myriad of issues raised by the artiste, Also correct these malicious and erroneous impression created by the artiste in the minds of players in the music industry both home and abroad in the bid tarnish and erode the hard earned reputation of MidasTouch Inc. The real facts are as follows:

Payment of monthly stipend

As part of our contractual obligation, MidasTouch Inc have been paying Imrana a monthly stipend of 2000 Ghana Cedis,

Indeed, the agreed amount has been paid to him until the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic which adversely affected the operations of the label.

Due to the effects of the pandemic, MidasTouch Inc agreed with the artiste for a review of the stipend to 1300 Ghana Cedis which has not been defaulted till date.

 An accommodation and a car

On the issue of accommodation, it is untrue as indicated by IMRANA that he had not been provided with a decent accommodation. Management secured an accommodation at Westlands a suburb of Accra, made payment and began renovating the chamber and hall self -contained apartment for him.

Unfortunately, Imrana during the course of the renovation of the facility, rejected and demanded for a more luxurious accommodation of his preference.

Indeed, management of MidasTouch Inc. has not abandoned the issue of accommodation and making frantic efforts to get Imrana a befitting accommodation.

Furthermore, management wishes to refute the claim by Imrana that he was promised a car. In fact what agreed upon was he will be provided with a means of transport when invited for shows, interviews and other activities which the company has been taking care of since the resumption of the contract.

It is therefore palpable falsehood that MidasTouch Inc. promised to buy him a car as part of the contract.

Non-promotion of songs

On the allegation of the record label’s unwillingness to promote and market his numerous songs, we categorically state that it is untrue as alleged by Imrana.

The facts of the matter remains that right after the signing ceremony MidasTouch Inc approved two songs of Imrana titled Who Born You and Fake Love. Both songs which were produced by DMBEATZ were sent to Kaywa of Highly Spiritual Music for mixing and mastering. The services of Ghana’s award winning music video directors Yaw Skyface was engaged to shoot a great music video for Imrana’s who born you song.

After the music was done, the team embarked on of vigorous promotion of the song via various media channels across Ghana and beyond.

Imrana was subsequently got nominated for the next rated star category of 3Music Awards and the upcoming Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. The team has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to enable him compete favorably to win these awards.

So it’s with much regret to only wake up to the news that our artiste has ignored all other appropriate channels of arbitration as stipulated in the terms of the contract and rather chose to subject MidasTouch Inc to media prosecution and ridicule at our blind side,

MidasTouch Inc, have therefore referred the gross misconduct of Imrana to our lawyers for appropriate advice and action.

 

Head of Management

MidasTouch Inc     

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Meet Stella Agyei, the midwife taking health education from the classroom to remote areas.

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the number of women and girls who died each year from complications of pregnancy and childbirth declined from 451,000 in 2000 to 295,000 in 2017.

These improvements are particularly remarkable in light of rapid population growth in many of the countries where maternal deaths are highest. Still, over 800 women are dying each day from complications in pregnancy and childbirth. And for every woman who dies, approximately 20 others suffer serious injuries, infections, or disabilities.

Quite disturbingly, two regions, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, account for 86% of maternal deaths worldwide. Sub-Saharan Africans suffer from the highest maternal mortality ratio – 533 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, or 200,000 maternal deaths a year. This is over two-thirds (68%) of all maternal deaths per year worldwide.

It is statistics like these as well as hands-on, personal experiences with real-world cases that motivated a young midwife to embark on an aggressive campaign of educating would-be as well as new parents on the risk factors of infant and maternal mortality.

From early beginnings at the Shai Osudoku Hospital in Accra, Stella Agyei has expanded her sensitisation and education drive to the television screens, reaching a wider audience and having a greater impact, in spite of tremendous difficulties. Below, we delve into the making of the young but vastly experienced midwife who is redefining health education and outreach.

Early life and education

Stella describes her humble childhood as “not easy” owing to “the lack of support and understanding from her guardian,” as well as having to contend with all that came along from very evident financial constraints. She was, however, a sprightly child who exuded confidence and had a knack for self-motivation, traits she has carried along into adulthood and impacted all who come across her path with.

Having a penchant for reading and realizing that nothing was going to be offered her on a silver platter, Stella was determined to turn her narrative around through academic excellence, most notably, during her time at the Nsaaba Presbyterian School, when she was so many miles away from home.

Her desire to succeed was heightened through the various vacation schools she attended. It was through these schools that she realized that she was equally as good as her counterparts from the A-rated schools in Kumasi despite her attending a B-rated school.

Following a stellar performance during the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), she gained admission to the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), where she was again excelled in her studies and earned her first degree, with Bachelor of Midwifery.

Health education as a lively passion

During her days at UHAS, she engaged in the buying and selling of garments to augment the source of her educational funding, which was inadequate. This was the beginning of her entrepreneurial journey.

Upon graduation, she was posted to the Shai Osudoku Hospital in Accra or her mandatory year of national service. There, she took delight in educating expectant parents, having realized the rather disturbingly high infant and maternal mortality rates, all the while discharging duties related to labour management.

This passion and the skills required to execute it were further honed during a number of Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHIPS) compounds in and around the Volta Region.

The Health Link Show

The desire continued and has evolved, with a special focus on preventive health and education, culminating in the birth of the Health Link Show. This came after the insistence of a bosom friend, who believed that Stella had the right mix of skill, passion, and experience to put together a very successful and impactful health-centric TV show. She began committing resources towards the show around October of 2018.

Several challenges came along the way in putting this health-education show together, most notably, identifying and attracting the right sponsors, particularly for the very first season. Despite being an uphill task, as she had very little verifiable record in this new venture, she was, through grit, persistence, and a detailed plan, able to secure good sponsorship deals which enabled her to shoot the first season.

The pilot episode aired a year after on October 29, 2019, on GHOne Television. So far, two seasons have been aired on GHOne, with the third season is coming up. Despite ongoing challenges, including signing up sponsors, putting together a production crew, content creation, research, and logistic constraints, Health Link is on course for season three, which will focus on some selected rural communities.
The third season will have the regular health education element, donation of medical logistics, provision of some primary health care where applicable. Additionally, clothing and consumables will also be given to some members of these communities who are impoverished.

Impact

The young, yet experienced midwife has been able to impact a lot of lives through her platform as a health educator and promoter, particularly through the show where she has oftentimes had to serve as the sole host, executive producer, marketer, and scriptwriter among others.

Through the success of the show, Stella has been able to legally establish a foundation aimed at supporting individuals and communities with pertinent and pressing health issues.

This is called the Health Link Specialist Foundation. Though this foundation is still in its nascent stage, it has provided logistics, consumables, and funds to support some health-related charitable causes in many communities.

These items include cash, wheelchairs, Zimmer frames, foodstuffs (oil, rice, tomato pastes, etc.), toiletries (soap, detergents, sanitary pads, diapers,), and medical supplies (thermometers, sphygmomanometer, skin creams, medications, nose masks, hand sanitizers etc.).

In prior seasons, Health Link TV show has been sponsored and supported by Nestle Ghana Limited, Moods Condom, M&C Properties, Prince Syrup, Unilever, Pharmanova, BD medical laboratories, and Home fresh foods.

So far, with the production of the third season underway, only one sponsor has come on board, and Health Link is thankful to the management of Serene Insurance for its commitment.

According to Stella Agyei: “We are humbly appealing to other individuals and corporates to come on-board. We are still accepting sponsorship and donations from individuals and companies to enable us to cover costs of production, surgeries, hospital & medication bills, and other unforeseen expenses of some sick people in need of medical attention in this third season.”

 

Source: thebftonline.com

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Showcasing Ghana To The Rest Of Africa: Alphonse Menyo’s First Short Film “Perceptions” Has Been Selected For Afriff!!!!

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From the stables of Nkuluziza Film Productions comes yet another production which has been selected to be screened at the biggest showcase for African films and filmmakers, AFRIFF! Being produced and directed by Alphonse Menyo, “Perceptions” seeks to break the stereotypes many of which have been created through Western film images of Africa. “Perceptions” is the only Ghanaian short film to have been selected to be screened at the 10th Africa International Film Festival which is scheduled to take place from 7th-13th November, 2021 in Lagos, Nigeria.

 

The director, Alphonse Menyo manages to successfully display Ghana in the beautiful cinematography which seeks to promote the culture and values of Ghanaians to the rest of Africa. The director believes that most people in the society remained unfulfilled in life due to their acceptance to live in another man’s world rather than pursuing their dreams. “Perceptions” seeks to artistically portray the relevance of pursuing after true happiness.

 

Alphonse Menyo is a Ghanaian born actor/filmmaker and his passion and determination led him to achievements such as Best Actor nomination in the 2020 AMAA Awards, winner of the Best Actor in the 2019 Ghana Movie Awards and the Best Actor at the 2018 Fickn Film Festival. Some of his notable productions include Gold Coast Lounge, Utopia, Black Rose, Freetown among others.

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