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Chinese Lady Shaves John Dumelo

Luckie Lawson Breaks Up With Husband

NEWS-ONE has received reports that Ghanaian actress Luckie Lawson is on the verge of splitting with her husband, Michael Gyan, after they tied the nuptial knot two years ago. Information available to NEWS-ONE says the two are planning to go to court to get a divorce despite 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.” None of them is willing to listen to advice from their family members not to divorce for the sake of their young son.  Luckie is currently living in the United State of America with the little boy, looking very beautiful than before. She is expected to bounce back to town for the divorce proceedings.   The whereabouts of Michael is not yet known but months ago, he was spotted driving around the University of Ghana campus. The two got married in September 2009 after they went t…

MUSIGA Will Re-Register Its Members –Obour

Newly-elected president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kufour, has said that the union is taking new steps to increase its membership and also get a new database.
As a result, the union would be embarking on a massive re-registering programme from October 12 at the National Theatre in Accra to re-register old members and register new members. It is not quite clear how MUSIGA’s constitution approves of the re-registration of old members but Obour said the decision fell within the tenets of their constitution as every member, after a every year, needed to renew his/her membership. “MUSIGA has membership of 3000, with 800 members.  By the end of our tenure of office, we would have increased MUSIGA membership by 500 percent. We will be embarking on a massive re-registering programme. “So I use this opportunity to inform everybody that on October 12 at the National Theatre, the process will start. Be you an arranger, sound engineer, programmer, chorister, bands man and …

Stay Jay For Afrobeat Festival

Hip-life sensation Stay Jay, known in real life as William Kojo Johnson, has arrived in London where he will be performing as part of a Hip Life and Afrobeat Festival on September 30. Stay Jay left the shores of Accra on Monday with other Ghanaian artistes who are also billed to perform at the event. Stay Jay is known for his hit songs, ‘Sha She Wowo’ and ‘Yenko Nkoaa’ which are receiving massive airplays at joints and on radio across the length and breadth of the country. The London event will take place at the Indigo 02 Arena and will have other renowned Ghanaian acts like Tiffany, Atumpan, Ruff N Smooth, Castro, Kwabena Kwabena and a number of UK artistes. Speaking on Hitz FM, Stay Jay expressed excitement about being part of the show, saying it had been a dream come true and thanked God Almighty. He added that he had been looking forward to meet and interact with his fans abroad and the show was a good opportunity for that. He is expected to return October 2 to prepare for Joy FM’s annu…

I Have Two Kids, I’m OK With Them: Okyeame Kwame

Rap Doctor Okyeame Kwame is enjoying the cry of a new baby in his home after his wife, Anika Ohenewa Nsiah Apau, delivered a new bouncing baby girl on Tuesday evening at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. A happy Okyeame told NEWS-ONE on Wednesday that even though God was the one who gave children, two children were ok for him. He however said he would not hesitate to compromise if his lovely wife wanted more babies. “I am grateful that God has blessed me with human being to take care of and I hope he will give me the understanding, the strength and the financial wellbeing to take care of my family. I think God can give me more babies but with my human strength, I think two is ok. I am good. I don’t want to saddle my wife with child bearing but I am ready to compromise if she wants more,” he emphasized. The rapper wanted to keep the news about his new baby exclusive to some newspapers. But loud mouth Obour, the president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), broke the news while meeting…

Kimberly Elise, Omotola & Ama K Rock Da Viva Fabrics

The world would see more of Ghanaian designer clothes and fabrics when ‘Ties That Bind’ hits the screens as the movie’s lead actresses including Hollywood star Kimberly Elise are captured rocking some Da Viva fabrics. Da Viva Fabric was the signature textile for the Leila Djansi movie that is scheduled for release in Ghana this December. Da Viva fabrics have diverse themes, colors and designs inspired by the purest traditions from around the world and are made of pure cotton. “We are very excited to work with Da Viva. They costumed both ‘Sinking Sands’ and ‘Ties That Bind’. I personally requested for Da Viva because they have a very unique design; it is very afropolitan. It’s not loud and allows you to blend costume and environment seamlessly. I don’t like it when costume stands out in a film. It’s important it blends into the story and the characters, thus allowing the viewer to concentrate on story, not clothes and Da Viva afforded us that opportunity,” Leila Djansi, director of ‘Ties…

Ghana Stars Need Votes @ http://www.screennation.net/public-vote/.

It is barely a month more for selected Ghanaian filmmakers to make the country proud on an international film platform at this year’s UK Screen Nation Awards.The award has been at the forefront of acknowledging the best in Black British talent for over seven years and this year’s edition is scheduled for October 16 in London at the O2 Indigo. Two Ghanaian actresses, Ama K Abebrese and Jackie Appiah, have been nominated for Favourite West African Actress alongside Nigeria’s Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Mercy Johnson and Funke Akindele. Again, Ghanaian actors Majid Michel and John Dumelo also got nominated for Favourite West African Actor. They are in the category with Nollywood giants Osita Iheme, Ramsey Nouah, Mike Ezuruonye and Hakeem Kae Kazim of ‘Pirates of Caribbean’ fame. Also, ‘Sinking Sands’, directed by top Ghanaian director Leila Djansi and Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘Perfect Picture’ have been nominated to compete with ‘Ije’, ‘The Mirror Boy’, ‘Inale’ and ‘The Figuri…

Richie Celebrates 116 Chiropractic Day

Ghana’s youngest sound engineer and singer Richie, and ‘Home Sweet Home’ actor Fred Johnson on Wednesday joined the chiropractic community to celebrate 116 years of chiropractic subsistence in the world. Chiropractic is the treatment of injuries through the movement of joints, especially the spine. It is also a form of alternative medicine that emphasizes on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the hypothesis that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system. Early this month, as part of activities to further raise awareness, the Chiropractic and Wellness Centre (CWC) in Ghana named three icons- Reggie Rockstone, Riche and Joseph Agbeko- as its health ambassadors. The CWC has its head office located in Asylum Down, adjacent Roxbury night club, with affiliates in Takoradi, Kumasi and Cape Coast. The three stars will use their image to project chiropractic treatment on various platforms. Last…

Eddie Watson Makes Nollywood Breakthrough

Fresh looking actor Eddie Watson, who joined Ghana’s movie industry not too long ago, is making it big in the industry. Eddie is said to be one of the busiest actors in Ghana. There are rumuors that the actor is currently on set in Nigeria where he is starring in a movie titled ‘Lust’. This is Eddie’s first time of acting in Nigeria and he is starring alongside actors like Ngozi Ezeonu and Queen Nwokoye. According to sources, the actor could soon become one of the household names in Nollywood as other producers are after him. In Ghana, he is known for his role with top actress Yvonne Nelson in Abdul Salam’s, ‘4play Reloaded’. Eddie joined Ghana’s movie industry less than three years ago. He first starred in Bandex Productions’ ‘Million’ where he played the role of Kofi Adjorlolo’s bodyguard. He has also starred in movies like ‘Masters of The Game’ and ‘Turn Me On’. Subsequently, he got scripts for yet-to-be-released ‘Somewhere In Africa,’ and ‘A Reason To Kill’. Eddie, a Liberian, attended t…

My Experience With Shirley Frimpong Manso- Yvonne Okoro

Ebi Bright Sparkles In African Fabric

Sierra Leonean Beauty Is Miss News One

A nineteen-year-old Sierra Leonean beauty, Kadiatu Conteh, last Saturday outshined other sexy beauties from Ghana, Nigeria, Benin and other West African countries to emerge winner of the September edition of the Exopa Fashion Café. Kadiatu, a student of IPMC, took over from the August winner Millicent Ansomah, a former student of the International School for Aviation, Tema, after interesting rounds of talent performances in modeling and more. She walked away with a two-year educational and management contract with Exopa Model Agency in Ghana and Germany, and other prices from Exopa. Kadiatu, during her reign as Miss NEWS-ONE, would enjoy free publicity and promotion opportunity from the paper and its other affiliates. All 10 contestants during the night showed their worth in different categories including African fabrics summer wear segment, dance segment, bikini display, corporate wear and a segment where the contestants spoke about themselves. The judges also looked out for ladies wit…

Majid Michel Turns 31

Actor Majid Michel added one more year with a birthday celebration last week. He turned 31 on Thursday September 22 and he reportedly spent the day with family and friends in the USA last week. He has since received a lot of congratulatory messages from friends, especially fellow actors. It is not clear whether he will have a big birthday party later this month to celebrate his birthday. However, it is obvious that Majid hardly organizes parties as he is always busy on set. He was born September 22, 1980 in Accra to a Lebanese father and Ghanaian mother. He grew up in Accra and attended St. Theresa's Primary School, and Mfantsipim School. Majid Michel, who has featured in quite a number of Ghanaian and Nollywood movies, has gradually become a leading man in both industries. He first starred in his the movie, ‘Divine Love’ in 2004 which also featured Jackie Appiah and Van Vicker. Since then, Majid has gone on to star in dozens of movies, some of which include ‘Bursting Out’, ‘Checkmat…

John Mahama For GUBA AWARDS 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama is expected to grace the prestigious edition of the annual Ghana-United Kingdom-Based  Achievement (GUBA) Awards event scheduled to be held on November 6, 2011, at the Park Plaza Riverbank London, 18 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ. The Vice President’s presence will bolster the string of public figures and noteworthy guests billed to attend the event which attracts Ghanaian industry movers and shakers abroad. This year, the spectacular event, a celebration of achievement within the Ghanaian and African community in the UK, will honour 21 individuals and businesses that have made an outstanding impact during the period July 2010 to July 2011, in the industries of commerce, the professional sector, sports and entertainment. Tullow Oil, Lady Gifty Tetteh, Jollof Pot, DJ Abrantee, Black Stars’ Asamoah Gyan and Emmanuel Frimpong, Ghana-based Peace FM’s Kwami Sefa Kayi, BBC’s Ibrahim Sannie Daara and Lord Paul Boateng are amongst the nominees of this year…

Viasat 1 Takes Media To The Bar

Viasat 1 last week Thursday brought a number of Ghanaian journalists together to celebrate their job as part of the TV station’s outdoor event dubbed Viasat 1 Media Bar. The media bar is a programme that aims at bringing media personnel together to socialize, network and engage in discussions that inure to their benefit while they also entertain themselves. The Hollywood lounge at the Citizen Kofi Entertainment Centre, Osu, was the venue for the exciting occasion which attracted a number of personnel from various media houses in Ghana, including NEWS-ONE. Majority among them were members of staff of Viasat and entertainment journalists. Ama K Abebrese, Joselyn Dumas, Ameyaw Debrah, Francis Addo, Eugene Osafo Nkansah, Ebenezer Ananfio, Famous Atitsogbe, Obed Boafo and Jimmy Quist were just a few of the names at the event. There were adequate drinks and khebabs to party with as well as good music from Citizen Kofi DJs of the event. Viasat 1 is part of the international entertainment group …

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House Of Ovation Reopens At West Airport

Popular restaurant, House of Ovation has been relocated from its Osu base to Airport West. This was followed by a re-launching ceremony last week Thursday September 15. The new location, at the heart of West Airport (the street behind the residence of former President Kuffour), is a prime location that guests will come to love as they enjoy the serenity of the capital. The new House of Ovation also boasts of spacious rooms that can host a lot more people. The tastefully-decorated House of Ovation hosted for its first afternoon, a buffet lunch and the guest list was just as impressive as the menu on offer. They included the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, President of Nigerian professionals in Ghana Otumba Michael Ayayi and Princess Adelaide Ofori. Others were the host of Good Evening Ghana Paul Adom Otchere, former Ghanaian beauty queen Inna Patty, social commentator Steve Mawuyenga, Wendy Ofori-Attah, songstress Efya and Mrs. Baaba Banda. The food on offe…

Aphrodisiac Hosts Scientific

Liberia-born Ghanaian rapper Sonny Jamaal Tayshaun Tubman, popularly known as Scientific, will officially announce his presence on Ghana’s music scene with an anticipated huge launch party for his debut album, ‘Da New Era.
The party is scheduled for the Aphrodisiac night club tomorrow Saturday September 24, where the rapper has promised to wow fans with amazing performances. The album has been “cooking” since the beginning of this year and it is now ready for consumption. The 14-track album features Jayso, EL, Irene Logan, Sarkodie, Castro, Trigmatic, Jimmy Blac, Rumour, Fritz and a number of Ghanaian artistes. A number of crème de la crème of Ghana’s showbiz industry are expected to be at the launch. Dr. Cryme, VIP and Efya will be there to support Scientific. The ceremony, which will start at 9pm, will have Ghanaian showbiz personality and fashion designer KOD as MC, while DJs on rotation include DJ K3v from South Africa, DJ Black, DJ Armani, DJ Mick Smith, DJ Champaign and DJ Chrom…

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