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Stonebwoy, King Promise, Kehlani, Ari Lennox and more for London’s new Yam Festival

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A new music festival celebrating “Black culture from around the world” is set to land in Clapham Common this summer.

Yam Carnival, which was due to make its inaugural appearance last year but got derailed due to Covid, will take place on Saturday August 28 — the latest event scheduled for what could turn out to be a huge bank holiday weekend in the capital.

Headlined by Nigerian star Davido, the festival will be spread across three stages and welcome the likes of Kehlani, Yemi Alade, Pa Salieu, Nao, Honey Dijon, Fatoumata Diawara and Princess Nokia.

Elsewhere, there will be sets from Darkoo, Ms Banks, Ari Lennox, Fally Ipupa, Femi Kuti, IAMDDB and more. The full line-up so far is below.
Organisers are also promising an an array of “African-influenced food trucks and chefs from around London”.

Yam Carnival is yet another addition to an already bustling festival calendar on the final weekend of August. All Points East, Field Day and Maiden Voyage will take place in London, while Creamfields, Reading and Leeds and Victorious are among the big-name festivals set to happen around the country. It still remains to be seen whether Notting Hill Carnival will return to west London that weekend, too.

How to get tickets to Yam Carnival

Tickets will go on sale from midday on Thursday April 1, with prices starting at £59.50. Head here for more information.

Yam Carnival 2021 line-up so far

Davido
Kehlani
Yemi Alade
Midas the Jagaban
Ms Banks
Omah Lay
Pa Salieu
Patoranking
Rema
Ari Lennox
Fally Ipupa
Femi Kuti
Nao
Stonebwoy
Fatoumata Diawara
IAMDDB
King Promise
Nesta
Princess Nokia
Honey Dijon
Culoe De Song
DBN Gogo
DJ Lag
DJEFF
Jaguar
Sef Kombo and Kitty Amor
Vigro Deep

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Highlights from Sika Osei and Sele Douglas’ white wedding

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Highlights from Sika Osei and Sele Douglas' white wedding

The fairytale nuptials of Ghanaian actress, producer, and TV presenter, Sika Osei and Sele Douglas  climaxed with a chic  white wedding in Accra, on Saturday. (more…)

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Angélique Kidjo to storm Ghana for GUBA awards

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Multiple Grammy award winner, Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, is expected to perform at this year’s Grow, Unite and Build Africa (GUBA) Awards.

The awards are slated for November 7 and 8, 2021, and would mark a centenary of the passage and resilience of Nana Yaa Asantewaa, the influential warrior and Queen mother of Ejisu, who rose to lead an Asante army against the British.

Speaking at a media briefing on Monday at Kempinski hotel in Accra, Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) of GUBA, Ms Dentaa Amoateng said, the celebrated African musician who hails from Benin would be honoured on the day.

She noted that the ceremony would be attended by prominent people of various background including former President of Liberia, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,the seventh Director–General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, market women among many others.

Dentaa Amonteng further noted that Nana Yaa Asantewaa’s ravery,immensely contributed to the country’s independence story, because it shaped the psyche of the nation, that they could stand up for the country regardless of the apposition.

She said for this reason, there was the need to throw more spotlight on her and celebrate the amazing performance of women and empower young ladies to strive to the top.

According to her the two-day event, would first be a durbar at Manhyia palace in Kumasi on November 7, and followed by the rest of Awards the next day at the Grand Arena, Accra International Conference Centre.

Prince Anthony Bart, a member of the team said it would help instill the spirit of patriotism in the youth, “we need to learn about history of leaders who have contributed to our struggle.”

The Year 2021 marks exactly 100 years of the death of Yaa Asantewaa, the last African woman to lead a major war against colonial powers in 1900, where she played the role of the Commander-in-Chief of the powerful Asante Empire.

These events will observe an important moment in African history, one that is unique to the relations between the Republic of Ghana and the Republic of Seychelles and is expected to host several high-profile personalities from the diaspora.

While celebrating Yaa Asantewaa, the awards will also recognize the contribution of Black women in the diaspora and Africa. The 2021 GUBA Awards will also raise awareness on maternal mortality and call for measures to ensure safe child delivery across the continent. GUBA Enterprise believes that every child, born and unborn, has a great potential and must be given the opportunity to fulfill this potential

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Ghanaian rapper Medikal remanded in prison custody for 5 day

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Ghanaian rapper Medikal has been ordered by an Accra Court to be remanded in prison custody for 5 days. (more…)

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Photos and Videos from Sika Osei’s stunning Ghana/Naija traditional wedding

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Ghanaian actress and TV presenter, Sika Osei on Thursday, October 21 2021 tied the knot in Accra with her Nigerian fiancé in a beautiful traditional wedding ceremony. (more…)

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Showmax Premiers Ghana Jollof

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Ladies and gentlemen, lunch is served!

Showmax premiers its first comedy-drama series in West Africa, Ghana Jollof, which premieres on the African streaming service on Friday, 22 October 2021.

Ghana Jollof tells the sizzling story of two young Nigerians, Jasper (Funnybone) and Romanus (Akah Nnani), who move to Ghana in search of greener pastures.

In the trailer, things start up with a first-time meeting between Nnamdi (Uzor Arukwe, who starred as dreaded crime boss Knight in Sugar Rush), Jasper (AMVCA-winning actor/comedian Funnybone), Kweku (heartthrob James Gardiner from Ghana’s popular telenovela Dede) and Romanus (AMAA nominee/Youtuber Akah Nnani). Subsequently, Jasper and Romanus head out to Ghana to jollof, kicking off a series of adventures… and misadventures.

Executive produced by Nigeria’s King of Comedy, Basketmouth, Ghana Jollof serves up a delicious ensemble cast from both Nigeria and Ghana. This includes the likes of AMAA nominee Joselyn Dumas, leading comedienne Jacinta Ocansey, Mawuli Gavor (Chief Daddy), popular reality star Portia Freelove, model and actress Brihanna Kinte, veteran actor Jackson Albert Davies (Beasts of No Nation), actress Korkor Oyeba Mensah, and multiple award-winning comedian/actor, Kalybos, not to mention Basketmouth himself.

“I’ve always wanted to create something that would be a collaboration between Nigeria and Ghana, and Ghana Jollof is a realization of that dream,” says Basketmouth. “From the cast to the crew, everyone gave of themselves to create a show deserving to be Showmax’s first comedy-drama from West Africa. We all can’t wait for the fans to see what we’ve cooked up.”

Ghana Jollof is directed by AMVCA nominee Diji Aderogba, whose debut feature film About A Boy won the Audience Choice Award at Nollywood Film Week in Paris, France.

Ghana Jollof will be available for streaming across Africa and in the UK. The show will have 13 episodes to devour, with new episodes dropping every Friday from 22 October 2021.

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You asked for the country to be fixed and it is being fixed- Prince David Osei reacts to Shatta/Medikal arrests

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Ghanaian actor Prince David Osei has opined that the current arrests of Shatta Wale and Medikal are true examples of the country being fixed.

Earlier on in the year, there were several social media protests led by Efia Odo and others asking the government of the day to fix the country.

While the protest has gone silent over the last couple months, the current actions by the new IGP has Prince David Osei agreeing that indeed the system was being fixed.

On Tuesday and Thursday night, Shatta Wale and Medikal were both arrested by the Police for committing various crimes.

Reacting to their arrests, Prince David Osei, who is a staunch member of the NPP, on Thursday evening shared on his Instagram stating that Ghanaians asked for the country to be fixed and that’s exactly what they’re getting.

“Did I hear someone say fix the country? Well the power that be heard your plea and is fixing the country. Ghana will prosper. Good night,” he shared.

He added; “In a country where the law works, the people prosper. 24/7 the system is working.”

See screenshot of his post below;

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