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Top Ghanaian Selassie Ibrahim Cleans Choked Nima Gutters

Top Ghanaian actress Selassie Ibrahim has demonstrated that she is not just a woman of the silver screens, but also an advocate for keeping the environment clean and also a strong character that will go to any length to support a good cause. Last Saturday, the beautiful actress of many years and CEO of Smarttys Management & Production did something many of her colleagues in the film industry will dare not do. She took some time off her busy schedule to clean choked gutters at the Nima Market, a suburb of Accra. She joined her production team at Smartyys Management & Production, with assistance from Zoomlion, to do the cleanup exercise as part of the one year anniversary celebration of her Smart People TV programme. The exercise was aimed at encouraging indigenes to inculcate the habit of keeping their environment clean. Also, it was her way of supporting and giving back to society. The cleanup exercise began about 8:00am Saturday and lasted for some hours. They cleaned the stretc…

Cannes Film Festival This May

The 65th edition of the annual international Cannes Film Festival returns in France this May.The event is scheduled to take off May 16 till May 27 when every activity will be climaxed. As usual, preparations are ongoing to make the world film festival historic. Last year, stakeholders from Ghana’s movie industry and winners of the prestigious Ghana Movie Awards made their debut appearance at the festival. This year, some Ghanaian representatives are preparing to attend the ceremony, which parades the best of world’s acclaimed superstars and filmmakers every year. Described as the biggest film festival on earth, it was created on the initiative of Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts, who was keen to establish an international cultural event in France to rival the Venice Film Festival. The first edition of the festival was originally set to be held in Cannes in 1939 under the presidency of Louis Lumière. However, it was not until over a year after the war ended that it finally …

Who Is Chasing Actor Eddie Watson?

There are reasons to believe that things are going very well for Liberian-born Ghanaian actor Eddie Watson. However, latest updates on the actor said he recently deactivated his fan page on Facebook but no reasons were given for the decision. But the actor’s management announced that his fan page was going to be reactivated. “From Monday the Eddie Watson's FAN PAGE will be reactivated. We apologize for the long away stay; he had to quit because we noticed some 'guys' were tripping. Eddie wouldn’t discriminate because of your sexual desire but please... Don’t trip because he's not one, u know what we mean, lol,” his team posted on Facebook. The statement has made it obvious that some people were on Eddie’s trail, hence he decided to shut down his fan page. Meanwhile, he has released new photos of himself on the fan page which is garnering attention on the social network. Eddie is currently busy transiting between Ghana and Nigeria shooting movies. He last appeared in ‘Hotel…

Ghanaian Singer: Nino Gets Endorsement Deal In New York

A United States-based international non-profit organization, the Centre for World Folkloric Arts of New York City, is in the preliminary stages of endorsing and sponsoring a Ghanaian Hiplife artiste, Nino, from Kumasi, Ghana, to be its Arts Ambassador for the Youth.

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Bow Wow Performs In Ghana

US artiste Bow Wow is set to storm Ghana as part of his global tour project. Bow Wow is expected to be in Ghana by April or May and will feature in three shows including the much-anticipated Hallmark Expo scheduled for the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra. The Hallmark Expo is in recognition of the abundance of creativity and business potential in the Ghanaian business world, and is set to elevate the creative industry in Ghana, a great nation that features an interesting mix of people, cultures and gateway for business in Africa. The event is powered by Hallmark Multimedia Inc, SFL Entertainment LLC and supported by Adopted Culture UK, the DAILY GUIDE and Ghana Television. Places Bow Wow is expected to perform include the Oil City (Sekondi) and Accra, on June 29, 2012 and July 2, 2012.

Selassie Supports Needy With Smart People Anniversary

Luckie Lawson's ‘Familiar Stranger’ Out

Luckie Lawson’s movie, ‘Familiar Strangers’, starring top stars John Dumelo, Nana Ama McBrown, Roselyn Ngissah, and Prince David was released for the market last Monday, March 19. The movie made the headlines months ago after a successful executive premiere on December 17 at new Maya Cova Restaurant, behind Manye Home Art Gallery in La. The event brought together the corporate world and kings and queens of Ghana and Nigeria’s movie industries. Visible among them were Yvonne Nelson, Juliet Ibrahim, Nikki Samonas, Zynnell Lydia Zuh, Kobi Rana and Nollywood’s Halima Abubakar and the cast of the movie. The movie is Luckie’s second after a successful ‘Silence Is Golden’ which starred Nollywood top acts Ramsey Nouah and Chika Ike. ‘Familiar Strangers’ is expected to be more successful than ‘Silence Is Golden’. ‘Familiar Strangers’ was directed by Pascal Amanfo and was shot on locations in Spintex, a suburb of Accra. It is about the unusual tale of three sisters (Luckie, Nana Ama and Roslyn) who…

Yvonne Nelson Rocks Houston & Dallas

Reports from Houston and Dallas both in the United of America say beautiful Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson is currently receiving special attention and reception in the USA. Even though NEWS-ONE trusts its sources, photos of the leggy actress on her facebook fan page also confirmed the report. She was indeed given a Hollywood treatment as some of the photos on her page showed her being given a chauffeured limousine looking sexy and charming as usual. The ‘Princess Tyra’ actress left town on Wednesday evening just after the physical clash between Kotoka International Airport Security and the Ghana Police Services. It is not confirmed when she will be returning. However, her trip is to showcase her to her fans in that part of the world. She will hence be part of a number of red carpet events in different cities. On Thursday, she posted on facebook, “hey guys in Houston ...come lets hangout torrow, Friday March 16 at Cloud9 Nostress (on 10400 Harwin and Corporate), lets hang, take p…

Prince David Osei Screens For HIV/AIDS

As part of efforts to give back to society, prolific Ghanaian actor Prince David Osei’s charity foundation on Saturday organised a health screening and fitness programme for students at the Labone Senior High School in Accra. The rationale was to use his foundation to encourage the youth in particular to inculcate the habit of living healthy lifestyles by knowing their HIV status through screening and regular check-ups. At the event, the PDO Foundation screened students for HIV/AIDS, Malaria Parasite, Syphilis, Sugar Level, Blood Pressure. There was also an eye screening exercise. The ‘Dead’ actor did the unexpected when he got himself tested for HIV/AIDS in front of hundreds of students at Labone Senior High School to declare the screening process open. “I took this upon myself. I decided to screen for HIV/AIDS because leadership is by example so if you want the students to do it, you have to do it. I didn’t have a choice. It was my first time testing and anything could have happened. …

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Blows Over ‘Somewhere In Africa’ Movie Ends

NEWS-ONE has gathered that award-winning Ghanaian movie ‘Somewhere In Africa’ will finally hit the big screen in Ghana on April 7, months after director Frank Rajah Arase, and movie marketer and producer, Double D, engaged in a fierce fight over the movie. The movie was to be premiered on July 30 last year but couldn’t take place due to their fight. One of the two men reportedly refused to release the edited copy of the movie for the premiere over issues bordering on ownership and money. That led to the indefinite postponement of the premiere. Reports said top guns in the movie industry tried to intervene but to no avail. Sources told NEWS-ONE over the weekend that the two controversial personalities had now eaten humble pie and settled their differences. They are now ready to premiere the movie during Easter, on April 7. But it is not confirmed which venue they intend to premiere it. Efforts to speak with Frank Rajah yesterday proved futile as he would not answer the paper’s calls made t…

Chiropractic Centre Honours Yvonne Nelson, Luckie Lawson & Richie

Stars Yvonne Nelson, Richie Mensah and Luckie Lawson were on Friday honoured by the Chiropractic and Wellness Centre (CWC) in Accra for their significant contribution and dedicated service to the people of Ghana via movies and music.  They were recognized at New Horizon School in Cantonment, Accra, where the Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, in collaboration with NewMax Company, held a screening exercise for students with neurological disorders such as autism. The three stars took time off their busy schedules to spend some quality time with the students. They were each presented with a certificate of recognition at the ceremony. Dubbed Chiropractic and Wellness Centre’s Day service, the screening ceremony was an activity that brought a team of doctors and celebrities together to screen challenged students and bring smiles on their faces. Officials of the Wellness Centre took some time to talk to the children about autism and recommended regular chiropractic treatment. They also spoke…

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Ghanaian Movie Director Turns Musician

It is commonly said that coming events always cast their shadows and recent happenings seem to suggest that some figures in Ghana’s movie industry may be switching to full music.    Following reports of veteran actor Kojo Dadson’s preparation to release his album, a young figure in the movie industry, Lucky Caleb Ayivor, a producer and director of Ghanaian movies ‘Love 4 Rent’ and ‘Billy’, is also announcing his presence on the music scene. Ayivor has recorded a very interesting R&B song which is geting some attention on the airwaves. It is titled ‘Perfect Picture’ and the lyrics are in English. Sources told NEWS-ONE that Ayivor wanted to say goodbye to movie production for music because music was his first love. “I do movies but I started music before movie. Still I don’t want to leave my passion for music,” he said when he was contacted. Ayivor has been in the Ghana movie industry for a while. He is best known for his contribution towards continuity aspect of movie production. His…

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Chichi Neblette Joins Peep Cast

This year appears to have started well for Liberian born Ghanaian actress Chichi Neblette, who has started enjoying some level of success in Ghana’s film industry. Less than a month after reports of her being spotted on the set of a big time TV commercial for BO16, featuring Yvonne Nelson and Yvonne Okoro, she has joined the cast of ‘Peep’, the newest TV series being produced by TV3 and Sparrow Production. NEWS-ONE could not readily get her to speak about her role in the series but the paper’s source said she was on point and delivered, alongside the main cast Senanu Gbedawo, David Oscar and Jasmine. Chichi, the source added, had been very busy lately. She did not answer the paper’s phone calls yesterday when it tried contacting her. Chichi is gradually becoming a hot cake in Ghana’s movie industry even though she has been around for over six years. She made her entry into the movie industry in 2005 and began with roles in movies ‘Puncher Hole,’ and Venus Films ‘Mummy’s Daughter.’ But sh…