Friday, 29 July 2011

Barely six months after popular musician A-Plus, born Kwame Asare Obeng, signaled a possible exit from the music industry with the launch of his comedy show, Eugene Baah, a member of music trio Praye, seems to be treading the same path.  
Eugene Baah
Jay Foley, producer of entertainment show 2131, will tonight take entertainment to the next level with a huge celebrity birthday party in Accra. 

Jay, on Wednesday, July 27, added another year to his age and the big party is to celebrate the milestone with pals in the showbiz industry and the corporate world.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Somewhere In Africa’, the movie on the lips of everyone, will hit the big screens on Saturday. 
The movie will be premiered at the National Theatre in Accra, on July 30. ‘Somewhere In Africa’ tells a gripping story of Yusuf Mumbasa, played by Majid Michel, who after escaping an assassination attempt by the King of Kimbala, managed to capture power via a coup d’état and ordered the killing of all previous government appointees.
Producer Abdul Salam Mumuni over the weekend premiered his new movie ‘Single Six’ in Liberia without the movie’s lead cast. Rather, he left for Liberia with a couple of Ghanaian stars who are not part of the ‘Single Six’ cast. The development, according to reports, is generating uproar within the movie industry, with some of the movie’s cast grumbling and fuming in anger. For fear of being banned, none of the cast is however ready to go public over the development but they are grumbling that Salam had not been fair to them.

NEWS-ONE on Sunday evening called actress Khareema Aguiar to congratulate her on her nomination for City People’s upcoming awards in August. But the beautiful actress did not sound like the usual amiable and outgoing person that she is known to be. She sounded angry with someone. However, she refused to mention what exactly was bothering her.  

Friday, 22 July 2011

Eddie Watson

Sika Da Diva
Actor Eddie Watson has given a casual ‘no comment’ response to reports that fellow actress Sika Da Diva is head over heels in love with him and has even started having funny dreams about him.
NEWS-ONE broke the story this week that Sika Da Diva had fallen in love with Eddie but has not gathered enough courage to approach him.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Eddie Watson & Sika

‘Dentaa Show’, a 30-minute educative and entertaining TV magazine produced by a team of international experts with excellent relationships with a wide range of culturally diverse and mainstream media, will soon hit television screens in Ghana and beyond.
The ‘Dentaa Show’ is designed as a television series tailored to bring famous Ghanaians closer to the general public in an entertaining and educative television magazine.
‘The Dentaa Show’ debuted on UK’s Sky Channel 155 in 2006.
The host, Vivian Dentaa Boateng, has already met and interviewed many famous personalities. She has over 13 years’ experience in emceeing, broadcasting, fashion and acting, playing numerous roles in films and series on BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
She was born in Juaso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana but moved with her family to the UK at the age of 5.
Her charisma and confidence during school plays and talent shows developed her passion and charted the path to her current career.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Chris Attoh on the cover page of Sleek Magazine   

Monday, 18 July 2011

Star actress Yvonne Nelson is leaving no stone unturned in her quest to create awareness on glaucoma and its negative impact on society. She is offering a two-week fully-paid holiday trip to the UK to entice Ghanaian students to join her in the fight against glaucoma.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Stephen Appiah on the move

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Lydia Forson

Alfre Woodard
Information available to NEWS-ONE indicates that Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson is having an amazing time in Kenya where she has been for the past one week.

Thursday, 7 July 2011




Hype Records, organizers of the first ever female music concert dubbed ‘Red Lipsticks’ has accused event organizers in Ghana of being unfair to female artistes in the country.

The record label, at the launch of its female concert last Saturday in Accra, claimed that event organizers are so biased towards female artistes that almost every event is dominated by male performers.

Hype Records did not mention names of the event organizers they were referring to. Empire Entertainment’s ‘Ghana meets Naija’ concert, organized last Friday, was a classic example of an event which had only one female performer, Efya, in an all male performers’ list.

Sylvia Nana Appiah, General Manager of Hype Records, told journalists that the trend of sideling females has not been helpful to the cause of women empowerment in music industry and explains why her company came up with the all-female concert dubbed, ‘Red Lipsticks’.

The ‘Red Lipstick’ concert, which is scheduled for October 29, 2011 at the National Theatre, is aimed at bringing together the crème de la crème of Ghanaian female artistes on one stage to treat their fans to some thrilling performances.

Expected acts will come from Efya, Mzbel, Tiffany, Mimi, Akosua Agyepong, Sheriffa Gunu, Ohemaa Mercy Eazzy and host of other female artistes in Ghana. The event is the first of its kind and will be held annually.

Sylvia said the event would come with a lot of surprises and side attractions, adding that all technical areas of putting up the show, including the presenter of the night, will be females.

Part of the proceeds from the show, she also noted, will be used to support a breast cancer awareness project. At the launching ceremony were top musicians Mzbel, Eazzy and Efya who promised fans the best of shows, come October 29.
Ebi Bright

The Africa Film Academy (AFA) invites filmmakers to submit their Feature, Short, and Documentary works for consideration by the 8th AMAA, the Premier Africa film Awards.

The 8th Edition of the AMAAs will be held in April 2012 and televised globally. The deadline for all submissions is 30th December 2011;

AMAA is calling for submissions from the public and stakeholders in the film industry. Nominations will be announced in February 2012. Submission forms can be downloaded from the AMA-Awards website.

  photos are from last AMAA

Rita Dominic

Majid Michel



Wednesday, 6 July 2011

 ATO KWAMENA Dadzie, News Editor of Joy 99.7 Fm, has divorced his beloved wife despite the biblical admonition in Mark 10: 7-9 that “a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Every human being has a lifestyle and behavior that is determined by a lot of factors, and Ghana’s new sensation, Efya is no different.
Regardless of pockets of negative rumours surrounding her lifestyle, her public image has so far not confirmed any of those rumours.     
The 24-year-old singer says whatever she is today in life is as a result of her upbringing by her celebrity mother, Nana Adwoa Awindor, the popular host of rested TV programme ‘Greetings from Abroad’
Efya believes she is a strong African woman because her loving mum is as a “strong woman”. 
“Yes, my mother brought me up well. My mother is a very tough person and she taught me a lot in my life and I believe that she is the person who made me who I am right now. I am grateful to her, God bless my mother,” she told NEWS-ONE in an exclusive interview on Saturday.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Many men love seeing beautiful girls in bikinis but they have never bothered to find out how the girls feel about it.
 NEWS-ONE’s Francis Addo caught up with a bikini-wearing model, Angela Bamford of the Exopa Model Agency and asked her how she feels about wearing bikinis in public for men to view her ‘stuff’.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Lydia (right) and pal in the USA

 Star actress Lydia Forson returned to Ghana last week Wednesday after a month-long holiday in New York but she dashed out of the country again for a film project in Kenya.
The project, sponsored by Deutsche Welle (DW) Academy, a subsidiary of DW TV, is a two-week intensive training to equip selected filmmakers across the African continent towards producing an international standard film.
The film, when produced, will be circulated in all film festivals across the world.
Lydia Forson's Swag while in the USA
Lydia Forson happens to be the first Ghanaian actress to make it for the project. Ahead of her departure to Kenya on Saturday, she told NEWS-ONE that she was happy to have been invited for the project.
“I have always wanted to do a movie in Kenya because I have seen their picture quality and it is very good. As you know, I don’t want do what everybody is doing. I want to be the one who will do something different. It is a big project and I am really excited to be selected from Ghana to participate in it,” she said on Friday.
This is the actress’s second successful story this year in breaking barriers into different industries on the African continent.
She was first cast for her first Nollywood movie in Nigeria in February this year.    
She said she had not been travelling in recent times for pleasure alone but also business.
She described her trip to the USA as a business and pleasure trip.
However, she was mute on whether she had some deals coming from Hollywood.  
While in the US, she said she had a photo-shoot for a magazine, Face To Face African, which will be circulated worldwide.
She was also invited as a special guest for the premiere of award winning African movie titled ‘Viva Riva’ in America.
She also had a series of meetings with some industry players in the America movie industry for projects she refused to talk about.
 “It is not everything I want to say but I had meetings with people in the movie industry in America and I think it just validates or confirms everything that I ever said that we have to work hard from Ghana.
“The whole illusion of getting to Hollywood does not exist. The only way we can make it to Hollywood is by doing the little you are doing here and be recognized. These are people who recognize my work from here, Africa and when I had the meetings with them, they had already researched me and have information about me before I met them,”   she concluded.


 Ace presenter Akumaa Mama Zimbi on Saturday, June 25 embarked one of her social responsibility projects after she commissioned a bakery for some widows at Elmina, in the Central Region of Ghana.
The bakery was built through her Widows Alliance Network (WANE), under the Mama Zimbi Foundation.
WANE, the most formidable initiative for widows in Africa, is a project for sustainable economic development of widows. It aims at emancipating Ghanaian widows from the social, cultural and economic difficulties brought about by the injustices they face because of their status. Through WANE, over 300 widow groupings have been formed in Ghana with a nationwide membership of over 6,000.
The project was introduced in 2006 to equip widows in Ghana with the right employable skills, human rights education and social integration programmes to create a paradigm shift in how Ghana’s communities perceive and treat widows.
The Elmina Widows Association, which is one of the over 300 groups under the Widows Alliance Network, has been in existence for 2 years now.
Among the important dignitaries at the event were some members of the KEEA Queen Mothers Association, a representative of the Omanhene of Elmina, Nana Kojo Konduah (VI), Pastor Mensah Sortoh who the was the National Best Fish Farmer for 2008, and the Municipal Chief Executive Officer of KEEA, Rev. Mrs Veronica Asumah Nelson.
Akumaa Mama Zimbi (known in private life as Mrs. Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi), who is the founder and executive director of Mama Zimbi Foundation, which WANE is under, entreated widows to make good use of the bakery so that they could make enough money to take care of themselves and also put their children through school.
In addition, Mama Zimbi revealed plans of replicating the WANE concept in other parts of Africa. By the year 2015, Mama Zimbi Foundation will unveil the ‘All Africa Widows Alliance Conference’ to be attended by the heads and selected executives of widow clubs and associations across Africa. It will be the number one platform for dialogue between the traditional, economic, cultural and social actors on a policy direction for supporting widows in Africa.
She also acknowledged and thanked Mary Buako, the founder and executive director of the Divine Mercy Chaplet Foundation (DMCF) who is also the board chairperson of Mama Zimbi Foundation, for helping to make the dream of Elmina Widows Bakery a reality.

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