This year seems to be a year of firsts for the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, take the way the nominees were released this year for instance. This year, organizers dared to do something different; the nominees were released every hour on the hour across media platforms. Organizers, Charterhouse, wanted to create a social media buzz but what they got was a total media shutdown on radio, television and online.
The second first is about to hit the people of HO. The nominees jam train after having toured Accra, Koforidua, Kumasi, Tamale and Cape Coast is finally going to HO. Yes!! HO finally gets the chance to witness electrifying performances from the VGMA nominees.
The nominees jam train is ready, it’s gearing up and fueling up to make its next stop in the Volta City but it’s not going empty handed. Every town that has hosted the nominees jam before will attest to one thing, the train never comes empty handed. It is always full of nominees who give off noting but the best.
The nominees always see the nominees jam as a way to first of all justify their nomination and also to rally massive support for votes. So it’s a really big deal for them and they never disappoint, no matter the genre, every nominee steps up to the plate delivers.
Still don’t get the picture? Maybe this will help, on the bill we have the 2016 unsung artistes for them it’s a make or break because only one of them will get the chance to perform at the main event. Also on the bill we have two gospel heavy weights, SP Kofi Sarpong and Patience Nyarko, wait a minute don’t get excited yet there’s more. Wisa, Atom and Jupitar are also on the bill as if that is not enough there is Kwaw Kesse who will bring his creativity to the stage, Edem who will carry you through every second of his act because he has mastered his stage craft, Bisa who will most definitely get you dancing and EL who will bring his swag to a performance that will leave you yearning for more.
It promises to be an exciting experience in HO, no matter where you are in and around HO make it a point to be at the Jubilee Park on the 9th of April to join in the biggest jam to hit HO.
Aisha Modi drags Diamond Appiah to court over East Legon land deal
Musician, Diamond Appiah has been arraigned at an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly collecting US$30,000 from socialite Aisha Modi under the pretext of securing the latter a plot of land at East Legon in Accra. (more…)
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We’ll Roast You at NEW Year Comedy Night, Send us to Court – DKB to Kurt Okraku
The annual New Year Comedy Night will kick off the 2023 event calendar in January. To start the new year, the event will return with even funnier and rib-cracking jokes.
Slated for January 2, 2023 at the La Palm Royal Hotel. Ahead of the show, Comedian and Headliner for the event, DKB has sent a message to the Ghana Football Association President; Mr Kurt Okraku.
The comedian won’t hold back when discussing the Ghana Black Stars and their recently concluded World Cup campaign. DKB asserts that he is prepared to appear in court because on January 2nd, he will roast the President, despite the GFA having warned that people would be prosecuted if they disparaged the GFA and The Black Stars.
“We will roast him [Kurt Okraku] come Monday January 2 2023 at the New Year Comedy Night event. On the night we [Comedians] will dive into all that happened in 2022 which fortunately Kurt Okraku and the Black Stars actively participated in.” He said.
“Yes I am aware of the letter that was published by the GFA, but it wouldn’t intimidate us into cowering and not speak about GFA and The Black Stars. We are ready to go to court because we will roast Him [Kurt Okraku].” He added.
There will be great performances by OB Amponsah, Lekzy DeComic, Foster Romanus, Jeneral Ntatia, Parrot Mouth, Putogo, and MjTheComedian with music from Sista Afia and Cina Soul. The show will be hosted by Kejetia Lawyer Nti.
Contact 055 813 4734 for table reservations and more information about the event.
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Source: Fenuku Augustine.
Police Recover Meek Mill’s Stolen Phone; Suspect Arrested
The Police have arrested one suspect and retrieved a mobile phone that was stolen from Meek Mill, an American hip-hop artist.
The suspect Nuhu Sule alias Ababaawa was arrested Friday, December 30, 2022, at his hideout in Accra. He is currently in Police custody and will be taken through the due process of the law. The victim, Meek Mill, reported his phone stolen in Accra on December 29, 2022.
Meanwhile the American rapper received his phone through Dr. Nadia Adongo Musah, Deputy Director, Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President.
They say I do money laundering – Mercy Eke of BBNaija
Reality Star, Mercy Eke sits with Chude Jideonwo, host of the viral TV show, #WithChude to discuss accusations the media peddle against her and life after Big Brother Naija.
On her choice to respond to the blogger who claimed she slept with IVD, she shared, “This blogger has been on my case since forever. This person has tarnished my image more than anything, and I have never responded. This started when I was in the house. When this whole thing started, I saw that one of my fans released something where this blogger asked for 200,000 naira, and they did not give the person. And the blogger vowed that he or she will deal with me. But now, I am not in the house, you can’t deal with me based on whoever was handling my page. I didn’t even know about it because, they cleaned it up. When they handed over my phone to me, I didn’t see a lot of things, so I couldn’t pay for what I did not know. And since then, I have not rested. There is no story that this blogger has not involved me, till that one, I won’t respond. But this one, someone just died, there is a case of domestic violence, and I know this woman, we are friends. Then something that I know nothing about, you just brought my name out of nowhere and say that I am sleeping with this person”.
“That is the first and last time, I am going to respond to something, but I needed to respond to that one, she added.
Mercy also shared her thoughts about Phyna being the second woman to win the reality TV show.
“Honestly speaking, I have been waiting on someone to take on that role, let that pressure move, I want to rest. I want another person to come and take it, let the blogs focus on this person. Because I know when someone comes, at least I will rest.
She also reacted to the stigma successful women have to deal with, “It is very offensive. I feel that it is taking away all the efforts, the sleepless night, all the hard work we women put to get together where we are. They will just take away all effort and tag it as someone is behind you. I am not saying it is bad to have someone behind, if you have a rich boyfriend, some people’s love language might be taking care of you, buying you nice things, and giving you money. However, you will still work hard. They said I do money laundering; they have dealt with me in this industry. I came into this industry without no advice, just myself and my team and I started building brand.
On her motivation to be in the Big Brother house, she shared, “I auditioned four times. I just have that voice in me that says, ‘this is where you will make it’. So, each year when they say, ‘‘try again next year’. I still have that thing in my head that, ‘Okay, I will try’. Back then it was just to be famous”.
Watch the excerpts from the interview here:
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