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‘Suspend newly selected name for film industry immediately’ – Tourism Minister

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Tourism Minister, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, has ordered the immediate suspension of the newly selected brand name for the Ghana film industry – ‘Black Stars Films’.

A statement posted on the Facebook page of the Deputy Tourism, Mark Okraku-Mantey, indicated that Mr. Awal Mohammed “has directed that the usage of the newly selected brand name for Ghana’s film industry; ‘Black Stars Films’, be put on hold pending the outcome of the ongoing stakeholder engagements.”

This comes after some film industry players who are displeased with selecting the brand name petitioned the sector Minister on the matter.
Broadcaster and actor, George Quaye led a group of stakeholders to kick against the name, saying the ‘Black Star Films’ bears a striking similarity to the awards and film festival, ‘Black Star International Film Festival’ (BSIFF) founded by the National Film Authority’s Executive Secretary, Juliet Asante.

The group wrote that “re-naming the Ghanaian Film Industry after the BSIFF creates a Conflict of Interest and ethically questionable situation.

“This is wrong and must be condemned by all well-meaning Industry players with all the contempt it deserves,” they said.

Following these controversies and agitations, the Office of the Tourism Minister has announced that it is engaging all the aggrieved parties to solve the issue.

“As we await the outcome of the stakeholder engagements, it is hereby directed that the brand name be put on hold with immediate effect.”

“The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, led by the able Honourable Awal Mohammed, assures Ghanaians that it is focused on developing the film industry in unity and will avoid any move that will create a divided front,” the statement added.

George Quaye petitions Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture over ‘Black Star Films’ name

SOURCE: MYJOYONLINE.COM

 

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Dedebah releases ‘Have Fun With it’

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Hip-hop is one of the most loved musical genres in the world and Ghana is no exception to this rule and as the music keeps evolving, so do the creative artists behind the songs. Dedebah is one of the first names that come to mind when the topic in discussion is “Ghanaian Female Rappers”. Dedebah is a very versatile rapper who does not shy away from any challenge. Her sound has gained massive recognition from top blogs and major industry players including hip-hop heavyweights Sarkodie, Medikal, amongst others.

Dedebah is at the pinnacle of her career where she deems it a necessity to give her fans a full body project instead of the occasional singles. Last year she took to social media to announce her maiden EP dubbed “Bosompemaa”. The anticipation for this project has gone through the roof with fans being eager to get their hands on this EP. The African Rap Diva decided to stop fans from lingering anymore by putting out the first major single off the “Bosompemaa EP” titled “Have Fun With It”.

“Have Fun With It” is a groovy hip-hop song with a very catchy and melodic hook. In the first verse she shows off her lyrical prowess. She can be heard saying in local dialect twi “Bosompemaa, mey3 ohemaa” which is simply to remind the listener of the Queen that she is, with no other person being at par with her. The song is produced by Riddim Boss and the video was shot by Director Banitchi.

Stream and enjoy !!

“Have Fun With It” is available on all major digital music stores via this link https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/dedebah/have-fun-with-it

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It takes 12 weeks to heal- Kisa Gbekle shares the not so juicy parts of body enhancement surgery

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Ghanaian actress, Bisa Gbekle has revealed that it’s not all rosy when going under the knife to get your body enhanced. (more…)

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I’m confident and happy after enhancing my body- Kisa Gbekle

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Ghanaian actress, Bisa Gbekle became the talk of town over the past few weeks after she flew all the way to Turkey to undergo body enhancing surgery. (more…)

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Body enhancement surgery left me broke- Kisa Gbekle

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Ghanaian actress, Bisa Gbekle became the talk of town over the past few weeks after she flew all the way to Turkey to undergo body enhancing surgery. (more…)

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Let’s not be harsh on TT, he’s an elderly man and deserves respect- Yvonne Nelson

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Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, has come to the defence of veteran actor, Psalm Ajetefio (TT), over his “plead for leftovers” scandal that has hit the country over the past couple of days. (more…)

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I’ve not gone silent on this gov’t, some NPP folks don’t even talk to me- Yvonne Nelson

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I was seeking refuge in a friend's house due to threats after leading ''Dumsor Vigil''-Yvonne Nelson

Despite public opinion that actress Yvonne Nelson has gone silent on the current ruling party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), she begs to differ. (more…)

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