Connect with us

Gossip

Truly Born Again! Lord Kenya says he cannot stand the smell of weed and alcohol now

Published

on

257642685 406982257642685 406982He was a General in the Hiplife Army. One of the big shots in contemporary Ghanaian secular music; the hottest stage performer and, for a ‘l-o-o-o-n-g’ time, Ghana’s Rap Heavyweight Champion. Who? The multi award-winning Abraham Philip Kojo Akpor Kainya aka Lord Kenya, of course! And he has the evidence to prove all the above claims. As a crowd-puller and master performer, Lord Kenya’s name was ‘automatically’ top on the list of artistes who played at almost all big shows in the Ghanaian/African communities around the world. In October, 2010 news broke out that Lord Kenya had claimed that he had been’ arrested’ by the Holy Spirit and was thus a born-again Christian. From Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27, Lord Kenya will celebrate three years of his new-found life in Christ at the main auditorium of the Kumasi Technical Institute, Kumasi. He will be joined by Pastor Joe Beecham, Moses O. K, Agnes Opoku Agyemang, Brother Sammy, Jack Ackom, Slim Becky, Angel Michael Osei, Brother Jackson and Agape Incorporated to praise the Lord at a special anniversary programme. In a chat with Lord Kenya, he told showbiz he had put the world behind him and was enjoying an amazing relationship with God. According to him, his call to evangelism started when he went to his regular wee base to get his supply of the stuff after seeing off a friend. “It was there that I was hit by lightning and I fell flat. I tried getting up but couldn’t so I went on my knees in a prayerful pose and started crying like a baby”. “I refused to take my usual supply of wee that night and headed home but I was ‘arrested’ by the Holy Spirit and ended up in a church in my neighbourhood called the Christian Boanerges Gospel Ministry where I was warmly received and anointed.” “All the while, I was crying. I have not been the same since that night. I have quit smoking and drinking and now spend my time in the house of the Lord. I have become very prayerful as well, Kenya said. Lord Kenya said it baffles him that he sleeps very well these days without the aid of alcohol or wee because he knows those are very difficult habits to kick out of one’s life but he has been able to do that by the abundant grace of God. “Now I cannot stand the scent of alcohol or wee and I am trying hard to convince those I used to smoke with to quit the habit.” According to Kenya, he feels extremely relieved and humbled by the whole process, adding that he is the happiest person on earth. “I realised I was lost but now I have been found. There is a perception among young people that smoking makes one tough but all that is not true. The money people spend on drugs can be used on more useful things. “If it is not God, somebody should tell me who has kept me safe and alive all these years despite the tribulations and the unexpected things that happened to me.” Many may perhaps find it curious that a personality like Lord Kenya is preaching such ideals with almost Biblical fervor. He, however, states that he has always been a God-fearing person and his faith keeps deepening all the time.< By William A. Asiedu Graphic Showbiz]]>

Advertisement

Gossip

Social Trends: Sarkodie’s lyrics on ‘Hate’ Sparks Online Debate

Published

on

SarkodieatTidalRave2022.Photocredit NemaPhotography 1 scaled

Sarkodie’s indirect diss on Jay Bahd’s song ‘Hate’ has sparked a significant online debate. (more…)

Continue Reading

Gossip

Police arrest Nigerian music star, Portable over G-Wagon debt ..watch how he jumped over a gate to escape previous arrest

Published

on

Police arrest Nigerian music star, Portable over G-Wagon debt

The Lagos State Police Command, on Tuesday, arrested popular musician, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, for refusing to pay the debt he incurred when he purchased G-Wagon from a car dealer in the state.

PUNCH Online gathered that Portable, during the purchase of the vehicle worth N27m, paid only N13m and had refused to pay the N14m balance.

Advertisement

It was learnt that whenever the car dealer contacted him to pay the balance, he usually claimed that the vehicle was bad

When efforts to get Portable to pay the balance proved abortive, our correspondent gathered that the car dealer reported the matter to the police and policemen detailed to investigate the case arrested Portable.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed that Portable had been arrested.

He said, “Yes, Portable has been arrested. He bought G-Wagon for N27m, paid N13m and refused to pay the rest, claiming the vehicle was bad. We arrested him today.”

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Gossip

Ghanaian footballer, Yaw Yeboah proposes to girlfriend, Gifty Boakye

Published

on

Yaw Yeboah proposes to girlfriend, Gifty Boakye

Ghanaian fashion model, Gifty Boakye has revealed on her birthday that her boyfriend and Ghanaian midfielder, Yaw Yeboah has officially proposed marriage to her.

Gifty shared photos of the happy moment when the Major League Soccer star, who plays for the Columbus Crew, popped the question ‘Will you marry me question?” in front of family and friends.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by @giftyb_

Advertisement

Yaw Yeboah won two trophies with Major League Soccer side Columbus Crew in 2023. The former Ghana U23 captain scored the winner as the Gold and Blacks defeated Los Angeles FC to win their third MLS title. Yeboah also starred in the Eastern Conference final as Columbus Crew came from two goals down to beat city rivals FC Cincinnati at the TQL Park. Yeboah, who made 37 appearances scoring four goals and providing five assists in the 2023 campaign, was rewarded with an invite to the Black Stars ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Gifty Boakye was born in the USA to parents who had immigrated from Ghana. At the age of 16 her dark complexion created drive and passion in her to begin to model and further to inspire young girls to love the skin they’re in. Today I enjoy sharing my story .life as a model, Entrepreneur, philanthropist, & public speaker now living in Accra Ghana.

After receiving my degree in communications arts from St Johns University, I started my first company NVTIVE in 2017 an online Boutique that pays homage to international cultured in apparel & art. In 2018 I founded Sister S.L.A.Y a nonprofit that empowers young girls ages 11-18 through educational workshops and self-confidence rebuilding.

Fun facts about Gifty, she can rap almost any Jay Z record word for word. She loves spending time with family& friends. Her favorite food is Waakye and in 2017 also Gifty reigned as the face of festival AFROCHELLA. Her guilty pleasure is gummy bears. She was also in a relationship with Ghanaian footballer Thomas Partey.

Advertisement

 

Continue Reading

Gossip

Rema Sparks Big 3 Debate in Nigerian Music Scene

Published

on

rema

The Nigerian music scene is buzzing with discussions about the ‘Big 3’ artists, with Olamide, Davido, and Wizkid being the most frequently mentioned. (more…)

Continue Reading

Gossip

“I produced most of the biggest hit songs in Ghana last year” – Beatz Vampire claims the crown ahead of TGMA 2024

Published

on

Beatz Vampire

Showbiz and showboating go hand in hand and Beatz Vampire is sticking to the script. As one of the industry’s most sought-after producers, he confidently declares 2023 his own and believes none of his peers even come close heading into the Telecel Ghana Music Awards 2024.

Despite the prominent awards show just a month away–June 1, Beatz Vampire is already anticipating a clean sweep under its rebranded glory. His gaze is set on one of the night’s most coveted achievements: the “Producer of the Year” award. And with four hits credited to him under three artists in the previous year alone, it is easy to see why he is confidence levels are stratospheric.

Last year, the young producer was all over the place. His work on JZyNO and Lasmid’s ‘Butta My Bread’ was a mega success, bringing over 160M streams across platforms. The song’s popularity on TikTok also got under the skin of artists like Nigeria’s Ruger, who tried to downplay its quality and appeal. Beatz Vampire chased this down with equally catchy tracks like ‘Goodsin,’ ‘Likor’ and ‘I Lied,’ which garnered similar acclaim. 

Indeed, Beatz Vampire has a good chance of winning the award. Since the nominations list dropped, his name has been on the lips of fans who showed their support. The producer chimed in on his fans’ sentiments, saying: “I feel honored even though this was expected. I produced most of the biggest hit songs in Ghana last year, from JZyNO and Lasmid’s ‘Butta My Bread’ to Olivetheboy’s ‘Goodsin,’ Kidi’s ‘Likor’ and ‘I Lied,’ so it’s only right I am handed the award on that night. Big shouts to the rest of the nominees though.”

Of course, Beatz Vampire is no stranger to the hype around prestigious awards. In 2022, he was nominated “Producer of the Year” at the Ghana Music Awards USA and Ghana Music Awards France. His contributions over the years, like Jahmiel’s ‘Beautiful,’ P-Square’s ‘Jaiye,’ Shatta Wale’s ‘Hajia Bintu’ and ‘1 Don,’ Mr Drew’s ‘Mood’ and ‘S3k3,’ Lasmid’s ‘Atele’ and ‘Sika,’ among others, were super hits of their time. But this year in review is a special one. He believes after so many years of missing out, the award is coming home.

Advertisement

As the Telecel Ghana Music Awards (formerly the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards) draws close, Beatz Vampire stands on the cusp of glory.

Continue Reading

Gossip

Gospel singer KODA passes on, after reportedly battling a kidney disease

Published

on

koda

Gospel singer, Kofi Owusu Dua Anto popularly known as KODA is dead.

He died on Sunday after reportedly battling a kidney disease.

Tributes, especially from gospel musicians started flying on social media on Sunday when they heard about KODA’s passing.

Some musicians expressed shock when they heard about the death of the gospel stalwart.

Among those who expressed their shock were, Empress Gifty, who posted on Facebook: “I hope it’s not true, KODA,” with crying emojis.

Advertisement

Speaking to Graphic Showbiz on Sunday afternoon, Gospel musician Nii Okai, a very close friend of KODA said, “I wish I could tell you another thing but that’s the truth. KODA is dead”.

He said it was quite shocking to him considering that KODA was doing very fine after going through treatment.

KODA, celebrated for his uplifting melodies and soulful compositions, was not just a singer but a producer who left an indelible mark on the Ghanaian music scene.

Continue Reading

Trending