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The idea that a musician has to release hit songs on a regular basis to stay relevant is funny – Gyedu Blay Ambolley

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Renowned Ghanaian highlife musician, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, has disclosed that young acts do not need hit songs to stay relevant in the music industry.

Speaking in a recent interview on Graphic showbiz, the legendary musician asserted that contrary to the belief that a musician needs to deliver on a frequent basis to stay relevant, he believes crafting music that is timeless is the way to stay relevant for a very long time.

“Don’t subscribe to the idea that a musician has to constantly release hits upon hits to make a mark. In fact, if you ever dream of making a name for yourself in this industry, go harder, make timeless music. Focus on the quality of your music and the issues you want to tackle so that your audience can best relate with your craft even when you go silent for a while,” he stated.

Read also: Kojo Antwi can’t be labelled as a Highlife Musician; he does more reggae songs – Gyedu-Blay Ambolley

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He continued ; “The idea that a musician has to release hit songs every day is funny. If you are only looking at getting gigs to play, then you can focus on making hits because that is what event organisers want. They only look at exploiting your currency to make money for themselves and not help you build your craft. But if you have future plans, then make quality and timeless music,” he added.

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Ghana Comedy Awards Unveils Nominees for 2024 Edition

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The much anticipated Ghana Comedy Awards scheme has officially announced the Nominees for the 2024 edition which begins the new journey after the official split of the Awards from its old joint name, Comedy & Poetry Awards.

The Scheme is currently the most talked about project as it throws light on celebrating the unique creativity of Comedians who work tirelessly, entertaining us with their unique humoric talents in Ghana.

The Ghana Comedy Awards, can boast as the most credible Awards scheme dedicated to honor the Comedy Industry and as long to provide unique opportunities to discover creativity in the Comedy fraternity.

The nominees for this year is indeed a solid statement of the growth of the Industry as it recognizes hard working and dedicated Comedians in Ghana and beyond.

Below are the names of the Nominees as per the category they fall;
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PERSONALITY CATEGORIES:

1. Comic Cartoonist/Animator of the Year
a. Tales of Nazir – Louis Cage
b. Tilapia the Cartoonist
c. Hay Toons – Jerry Hay
d. Akosua the Cartoonist
e. Adventures of Dingo – KS STUDIOS
f. Abonsam Cartoons – Bright Ackwerh

 

2. Comedy Skit Act of the Year
a. MJ the Comedian
b. Bombo Marley
c. David Entertainer
d. Vivian Gil Lawrence
e. Comedian Waris
f. Made In Ghana
g. Bismark the Joke
h. Seniorman Layla
i. Aka Ebenezer
j. Jeffery Nortey
k. Erquah Official
l. Kyekyeku
m. SDK Dele

 

3. Most Popular Comedian of the Year
a. Clemento Suarez
b. OB Amponsah
c. Foster Romanus
d. Lekzy Decomic
e. Jacinta Ocansey
f. DKB
g. Aka Ebenezer

 

4. Standup Comedian of the Year – (The KSM Award)
a. OB Amponsah
b. Lekzy Decomic
c. Ebenezer Dwomoh
d. Foster Romanus
e. Okokobioko
f. DKB
g. Jacinta Okansey
h. ID  James Brown
i. Parrot Mouth

 

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5. Comedy Theatre/Play Act of the Year
a. Jeneral Ntatia
b. Docter So
c. Clemento Suarez
d. Efua Dell
e. William Odartey
f. Gideon Amoako (Ntim Nation)
g. Foster Romanus

 

6. Comedian of the Year
a. OB Amponsah
b. Foster Romanus
c. DKB
d. Clemento Suarez
e. Jacinta Ocansey
f. Lekzy Decomic
g. Ebenezer Dwomoh
h. Aka Ebenezer

 

7. Comedy Actor of the Year
a. Enock Darko
b. Berma Bediide
c. Aka Ebenezer
d. Bismark the Joke
e. Don Little
f. Jeffery Nortey
g. Kyekyeku
h. Jeneral Ntatia

 

8. Comedy Actress of the Year
a. Vivian Gill Lawrence
b. Efua Dell
c. Gyimidi
d. Maame Esi Forson
e. Roselyn Ngissah

 

9. Comedy Discovery of the Year
a. Kwame Obed
b. Comedian Unknown
c. Papayaw Ataamle
d. Small Pitah
e. Kwaku Forty

 

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10. Comic Influencer of the Year
a. Comedian Waris
b. Mj the Comedian
c. Foster Romanus
d. Jeneral Ntatia
e. Felicia Osei
f. Clemento Suarez
g. Jacinta Ocansey
h. Made In Ghana
i. Erkuah Official
j. OB Amponsah
k. SDK Dele

 

11. Comic Media Personality of the Year (Radio/TV)
a. Odi Ahenkan Kwame Yeboah – Peace FM
b. Dan Kweku Yeboah – Peace FM
c. Kwame Oboadie – Adom FM
d. Geovani Caleb – 3fm/TV3
e. Papa Shamo – Onua FM
f. Kwabena Marfo – Peace FM
g. Felicia Osei – Onua FM
h. Oliver Kahn “Ship Dealer”  – Pure FM
i. Mr. Katah – Pure FM

 

12. Comic MC/Orator of the Year – (The Fritz BaffourAward)
a. Mr. Katah
b. Ato Pa GH
c. Kwame Oboadie
d. Odi Ahenkan Kwame Yeboah
e. Okokobioko
f. Unkle Kubby
g. Dan Kwaku Yeboah
h. MC Shegelaborbor
i. Geovani Caleb
j. Parrot Mouth
k. Foster Romanus
l. Clemento Suarez

 

13. Comic Music Act of the Year (Bob Okala Awards)
a. Ajeezay
b. AY Poyoo
c. Obaapa Gladys
d. Funny Face

 

14. Female Comedian of the Year (Araba Stamp Award)
a. Felicia Osei
b. Afia Barcelona
c. Vivian Gill Lawrence
d. Jacinta Ocansey
e. Efua Dell
f. Maame Esi Forson
g. Gyimidi
h. Erkuah Offcial
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Queen Drie hints at new release, “WOMAN”, empowering women through music

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Ghanaian-American music, sensation Queen Drie is gearing up to inspire and empower with her upcoming release, “WOMAN,” set to drop on March 8th, just in time for International Women’s Day.
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Chris Attoh Reveals Why He Left Ghana For Nigeria

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Celebrated Ghanaian actor, Christopher Keith Nii Attoh, professionally known as Chris Attoh has not too long ago opened up about his decision to concentrate more on the Nigerian film industry. (more…)

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Mr. Ibu suffered a cardiac arrest – AGN President reveals

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Emeka Rollas , the National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, (AGN) has disclosed the cause of death of renowned Nollywood actor, John Okafor, widely known as Mr Ibu. (more…)

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MUSIGA to organise concert for up and coming artistes on 6th March – Bessa Simons

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The Musician’s Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) is gearing up for an exciting musical showcase as they announce a concert dedicated to up-and-coming artists scheduled for the 6th of March, 2024. (more…)

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Chef Faila’s cook-a-thon attempt unsuccessful

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In a culinary spectacle that captured the attention of food enthusiasts in Ghana and worldwide, Ghana’s Chef Faila’s bid for the longest cooking marathon has taken an unexpected turn as the Guinness World Records (GWR) committee has disqualified her attempt.


The seasoned chef, born Failatu Abdul Razak, aimed to surpass the existing record record for continuous cooking, showcasing endurance and tremendous cooking skills.

The disqualification hinged on adherence to predefined guidelines, a crucial aspect of GWR endeavors.

In a statement shared on Facebook on Sunday, March 3, 2024, the culinary sensation, despite the unfortunate news conveyed her appreciation for the overwhelming support received throughout her culinary endeavor.

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“A statement from the Records Management Team cited a violation of the rest break rules, resulting in an unsuccessful attempt,” the statement said.
Regardless of the setback, GWR commended Chef Faila and encouraged her to pursue future record attempts.

Although this attempt did not result in a world record, it has been an invaluable experience. I am proud of the dedication and hard work put forth, and I am committed to continuing to push boundaries in the culinary world,” she added.

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