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Modeling Is Not Just About Walking –Top Ghanaian Model

I Have Forgiven Kwasi Pee- Kwasi Aboagye

Before he started his Entertainment Review Programme on Peace FM last Saturday, ace entertainment presenter Akwasi Aboagye tried to mend what has been speculated to be a broken relationship between him and top contemporary high life musician Kwasi Pee. He played one of Kwasi Pee’s latest songs and said he had forgiven Kwasi Pee, creating the impression that that was the reason he was playing the song. “Kwasi Pee used to insult me but I have forgiven him. God forgive us our sins. So I have forgiven him but is he still in Fred Nuamah’s house or they found a new house?” he jovially asked. NEWS-ONE couldn’t authenticate what has been the bone of contention between the two personalities. A couple of years ago, Kwasi Pee allegedly refused to grant an interview on Akwasi’s programme and opted to talk to Channel R when he raised some issues about Charterhouse.
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Swag Society Eyes Spotlight With Hot New Video

Nana Boroo, SK Blinks Back Again

Unconfirmed reports say Nana Boroo and SK Blinks have settled their differences and have finished working on a project to be released very soon.Nana Boroo and SK Blinks made news in the past after the release of the hit song, ‘Ahayede’. Blinks said he recorded ‘Ahayede’ four years ago at a studio in Odorkor in Accra but Boroo pleaded with him that they remake it. “The beat was unfinished when I reached studio…I ordered all the instrumentation, and sang the ‘Ahayede’ chorus right in the studio, and a verse; after 15minutes, I was done,” Ghanaweb quoted him. He added that after recording his chorus, he (SK Blinks) was persuaded to add a verse to the chorus, which he did after a little hesitation. He said after he completed his verse and chorus, he stepped out of the studio to get some water, but to his utmost surprise, he returned to be told Nana Boroo had left. He quickly tried reaching Boroo on his cell phone, but it was also switched off. SK said he did not set eyes on Boroo again unt…

Ghana Gospel Music Awards For July

The maiden edition of the annual Ghana Gospel Music Awards (GGMA) is slated for July this year. Though the actual date for the event is yet to be announced, Jaka Events, its organisers, has noted that it will recognize the enormous contributions of stakeholders to gospel music in Ghana, especially gospel musicians, song writers, producers, distributors, and other professionals who have diligently and industriously upheld gospel music in Ghana. The awards have been necessitated by the organizers’ desire and determination to recognize excellence in gospel music that has won the hearts of fans across Africa. Joseph Asare Kwabena Adjei, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jaka Events, said: “A lot of gospel musicians have complained that despite the exceptional and diverse talents that abound in gospel music in Ghana, it has not been accorded the attention it needs from the mainstream music gatekeepers, hence the awards.” He explains that “the awards are unique in the sense that it’s an all-tim…

Dutch Girl Wins New Face of Exopa

It was a thrilling affair last Saturday when the Exopa Modelling Agency staged the second edition of its monthly Exopa New Faces contest for the year 201
Wannabe model contestants selected after a rigorous audition put up some awesome performances to get the nod of judges Jon Germaine, KOD, Laryea Kingston and top model Jocelyn Nketia. All 10 models did the best they could but after four rounds of stylish catwalk and dancing, 18-year-old Netherland Ghanaian Michelle Dekker came out as the ultimate winner.  She was the crowd’s favourite and as such the judges had no other choice than to adjudge her winner. Her catwalk was fierce and full of confidence. During the dance segment, she exhibited serious azonto moves.  Twenty-two-year-old human resource management student of Valley View University, Rose Essah, and 20-year-old Gifty M. Gamor, a student of the same school pursuing the same course, were first and second runners-up respectively. Other contestants who represented countries like…

Ghana Movie Industry Has Bright Prospects -Nollywood UK Producer

How Ghanaian Actress Lydia Forson Ends Up On ‘BET Remembers Whitney Houston’

Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson was one of the world’s top stars whose recorded voices and videos were played on Black Entertainment Television (BET) in remembrances of Whitney Houston. Whitney, 48, was found dead by her bodyguard in luxury suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles last week Saturday afternoon. Houston was discovered submerged in the bath. The cause of her death is as yet unknown, with investigators awaiting the results of toxicology tests. The death of the singer, who inspired a lot of stars, came as a shock to the world, who is still mourning the R&B diva. Her funeral was held last Saturday and BET recorded special messages by influential figures of world entertainment in her remembrance. Lydia Forson was the only Ghanaian female celebrity whose voice and video popped up. It is yet to be confirmed claims that three other Ghanaian male stars had their voices and video played on ‘BET Remembers Whitney Houston’ as well. The funeral ceremony was attended by the wo…

Ghana's Prince David’s Hollywood Standard Film, The Dead Is Out

The Hollywood standard West African-set Zombie feature film, ‘The Dead’, written and directed by Ford Brother’s Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford, which featured Ghanaian actor Prince David Osei, has been released on DVD.It was released on February 14 in the USA. It is yet to be confirmed if the film is also scheduled for Ghana or Africa release. ‘The Dead’ made news a couple of months after it was released for cinema premieres. It also gave Prince David Osei’s career a major boost. ‘The Dead’ featured Prince David Osei and veteran actor David Dontoh as the only Ghanaian exports in the movie. Prior to releasing it for a number of world cinemas, the film was premiered in Los Angeles which David attended. Months later it was premiered in Ghana. Hopes are that the film provides David more successful continental projects. ‘The Dead’ is a hardcore Zombie film with good effects and suspense. It has a very touching story told with a good cast, good sound quality, good setting and pictures. ‘The Dead’, s…

Ghana Glamour Awards for 2012

Ghana’s showbiz industry is expected to welcome another awards ceremony dubbed Ghana Glamour Awards. It is being organized by Shades and Powder.

Irene Logan Celebrates A New Year

2012 Miss Ghana Launches Very soon

The much-anticipated 2012 edition of the prestigious Miss Ghana pageant is expected to be launched in a couple of weeks. Last year, Miss Ghana 2004 Inna Mariam Patty took over the franchise of the oldest and most prestigious beauty pageant in Ghana. As a result, no pageant was organised for 2011.  Everything was suspended for that year. Inna has since promised to present a controversial-free pageant and raise the standards. There is high media expectation on the new things Inna and her   Exclusive Events Ghana team are bringing on board the pageant which has in the past attracted criticisms and commendation. Organisers are yet to announce the date for the event this year; however sources close to the production say it is going to be in a matter of weeks. 

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Exopa February Audition On Saturday

Efya Sings For Valentine Day Lovers

Ghanaian songstress Efya Awindor yesterday dropped a fresh single titled ‘Best In Me’ purposely for lovers, as part of Valentine’s Day celebrations. The song preaches love and echoed what lovers do in special times like Valentine’s Day. The single boasts of good a rhythm recorded by Richie of Lynx Entertainment. Efya’s vocals were on point and showed maturity with her style of singing. The singer also received a number of Valentine wishes from friends and fans on social networks, twitter and facebook. “Happy valentine’s day people...make sure you appreciate your partner this and every other day for the rest of your lives together. It’s the little things that you ... enjoy the day,” she posted on both networks. Efya is currently one of the hottest singers around. Her style is untouchable and she is in a class of her own. The upcoming video for ‘A Moment Notice’ is expected to bring fresh style to music videos in Ghana. The video is expected to hit the screens very soon. “The video comes …

Controversy Hits Ghanaian Music Group VIP

NEWS-ONE sources say there are some skirmishes in the camp of award-winning Ghanaian trio VIP, over the release of their new track, ‘Which Kind Yawa Be Dis’. The song features Ghana’s fastest Sarkodie. The bone of contention among VIP members is whether to release the song as a single now or wait till their upcoming album, ‘Seven Eleven’, is ready. Though a member of the trio did not subscribe to releasing a single, the two other insisted they should release the song. For them, it was a good season for the song as the rhythm was good for any Azonto move. They believed that by the time the full album came out, the single would get the needed attention for the album. The source said VIP members usually disagreed on issues but the current issue was dragging on. NEWS-ONE had the opportunity to listen to it and indeed it has one of the best rhythms ever. It is a hot song and each member of the group made a point with the lyrics, with Sarkodie also taking his rapperholic antics to the next le…

Efya’s Video Premieres Soon

Yvonne Nelson Supports Boy With Glaucoma

Star actress Yvonne Nelson is on a rescue mission to restore the ailing eye of 22-year-old Richard Amoako, who is gradually losing his sight to Glaucoma. Richard, a former student of NIIT and Akosombo Senior High School, has been living with Glaucoma for over eight years and is almost losing his sight. Doctors say unless he is operated on, he may lose his sight. “I feel bad. I wish to be in good condition but we still trying our best to get my sight back. I do hope and believe in God that things will be well. I can’t see clearly. It’s always blur. When someone is coming it is hard to identify who the person is. I hardly read too,” Richard told NEWS-ONE. “I was young when it started but it wasn’t like how it is now. At times my eye becomes red and it itches me. I have been using drops but later, somewhere 2008, it started getting serious,” he added. The leggy actress and her Glaucoma Foundation management team last week met with the boy and his family to discuss how to support Richard. The…

John Dumelo Makes Another Break Through

Modeling Is My Passion-Jamaican Exopa Queen

The 20-year-old winner of the January edition of Exopa New Faces contest, Makedah, is celebrating her reign with all the excitement a winner deserves. She has confessed to NEWS-ONE that she was indeed happy to have won the contest. “When the show started, I thought I may not win but as time went on, I realized that I have a chance. So I was really happy to emerge winner. I will definitely tell my friends that I joined an international modelling agency in Ghana. I am really happy at what I am doing and in future I am sure I will continue with modelling.” The January edition of the Exopa contest was indeed exciting. All 10 female contestants were determined to win but after four rounds of fierce catwalks and dancing, 20-year-old UK based Jamaican Makedah proved herself worthy of the crown as the best model of the night. Twenty-seven-year-old Ugandan model and Business Administration Degree holder from the University of Makerere, Nissi Susan Onyok, and South African Jacqueline Mhlange pla…

I Didn’t Quit YFM- Trigmatic

Asem Bounces Back On ‘Solid Ground’

Award-winning Ghanaian rapper/song writer Asem is making a comeback after what looked like a hiatus. Asem has been working behind the scenes and is currently set to release his new album titled ‘Solid Ground’. The album will be available online at from February 10. CDs will also be available in stores from February 17. The video for the first single off ‘Solid Ground’, ‘No More Kpayor’, won best hiplife video at the 2011 4syte Music Video Awards and best West African video at the 2011 Nigeria Music Video Awards. The album showcases beat productions from producers in Ghana, South Africa, and USA. It has songs as ‘Bye Bye’, featuring Kwabena Kwabena, ‘1000 Fights And Make Ups’ featuring Irene Logan, and ‘Show Something’ featuring DJ Black and South African artiste JR. The album will be distributed in Ghana by WBDN Records and distributed throughout Africa and worldwide by distribution partners in South Africa and the UK. This is a follow-up to Asem’s groundbreaking f…

I Didn’t Sing Lick My Dick-Guru

There is a growing argument over whether Ghanaian hip life musician Guru’s latest hit single, ‘Lapaz Toyota’, should be rated 18.This follows claims that the song has some profane notes, with emphasis on a controversial and popular line somewhere in the lyrics which some music observers interpret to mean “Lick my dick”. However, the young rapper has raised objections, saying the song has got nothing profane in it and denied

Akumaa Fights Marriage Bill In Parliament

Ace broadcaster Akumaa Mama Zimbi is resisting two bills before the Parliament of Ghana, which she thinks will not be good for society when passed into law. The two new bills before Parliament include the Property Rites of Spouses Bill and Intestate Succession Bill. A key provision of the Property Rites of Spouses Bill, which deals with cohabitation, states that a man and woman who live together for five continuous years are regarded as married in the eyes of the law, and are enjoined by the provisions of married persons. “Section 3 (1) states: Cohabitation refers to a situation in which a man and woman hold themselves out to the public to be man and wife. (2) Persons who have cohabited for a period of five years or more shall be deemed to be spouses and have the rights of spouses for the purposes of this Act.” But Akuma is not happy about the bill. “When people are asked why persons who have cohabited for a period of five years or more should be deemed to be spouses, they refer to the s…

Okyeame Kwame Frowns On Music Distribution In Ghana

TV3 & Sparrow Productions Roll Out Peep

TV3 and Sparrow Productions are rolling out a new TV series titled ‘Peep’, which will be airing on Tuesdays at 8:30pm.   The television drama series is a collaborative production between Sparrow Productions and TV3. It tells the story of a trendy online publication company ‘Peep Online’, set up by a dynamic trio, two young guys and lady whose aggressive approach to unearthing the truth about a bank and its operations turns out the biggest scandal of the decade. The ambitious three, along with their equally driven office team, will go to any lengths to get the news first, making ‘Peep’ the new sensation of the fourth estate. However, their insatiable appetite for scandalous stories will also make them the target of vengeful victims.This fast-paced investigative drama combines exciting stories with cutting edge resources and dangerous antics to bring a fresh angle to the new age of journalism. It stars Senanu Gbedawu, Nii Odoi Mensah, David Oscar of Laugh A Minute fame and Jasmine Baroud…

Lydia Forson For Face2Face Africa

Star actress Lydia Forson will be sharing a stage with some top world stars, as she makes a debut appearance in the latest edition of the Face2Face (F2FA) Magazine in the United State of America. The magazine targets re-branding Africa, globally.It is described as a vibrant high-end magazine that uses creativity and expertise to explore the facets of politics, development, culture, entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, and how Africans and global citizens are using these facets to affect change, progress, and development. With the goal of being the most convenient and accessible Africa focused magazine, F2FA will serve as a strong advocate of Africa’s potential in the 21st Century, while meeting the global community’s demand of a more positive and balanced representation of the continent.  F2FA will be available for digital and print subscriptions as well as in stores and online purchases. It will have an official launch at Pranna Lounge in New York, United State of America on March 30. Th…

Jon Germain & Chemphe Sing For Valentine Day