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America-Based Nigerian Actress JJ Bunny Trapped In Ghana

Tonto Dike Dances Azonto & Shows Off Big Tattoo In Ghana

Popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike made a surprise appearance in Ghana over the weekend and thrilled a section of Ghanaian music and movie fans with some Azonto dance moves while she showed off a rather large tattoo on her back. She was not in town for her usual acting business. She came to co-emcee the much touted Stand Up GH concert by Imajin Advertising which brought in American stars Keri Hilson and Bow Wow. Before the show, organizers at a press conference stated that they were keeping the identities of the show’s emcees a secret to surprise the audience and the media. However a few hours to the show, Tonto and Keri Hilson granted an interview on Yfm fm, where it became obvious that she was going to be on stage that night. She did not make too many appearances on stage as one may have thought. NEWS-ONE cameras recorded her twice on stage after she was introduced. Despite the few appearances she made, Tonto managed to get the audience loving her when she tried to do the popular Az…

Ghana Movie Award Boss; Fred Nuamah Grabs Girl Friend In France

Producer and CEO of Ghana Movie Awards, Fred Nuamah, last week caused a stir in France when he also represented Ghana at the 65th Cannes International Films Festival which paraded world super stars. The subject of current discussions among industry players in Ghana is whether he went there to fight a cause for Ghana’s movie industry or he just went there for his personal reasons. Some snapshots that reached NEWS-ONE over the weekend captured Fred erotically resting his hands on the waist of a certain beautiful lady, who could pass for an actress or a model. He walked the red carpet with the same lady as though they were a couple and this is generating some sort of controversy as the identity of the lady remains unknown. Fred is not married yet. NEWS-ONE can confirm that a lot of his friends in Accra tried to find him a wife but he always opposed it. Now speculations are rife on whether Fred might have a lover in Europe, and thus the reason for his numerous travels to the continent. Rumour…

Ten Poly Designers For ‘Dress Code’

The much-anticipated ‘Dress Code’ fashion event will finally be hitting the fashion industry this July, where young designers will be given the opportunity to showcase their talent. The show was scheduled to take off some months ago but organizers, The Domain, had to postpone the event to a subsequent date with the aim of presenting a standard class show. On July 20 the event will be held in grand style with many fashion aficionados passing through. The ‘Dress Code’ fashion event is aimed at promoting the local fashion and the textiles industries. Organizers said ten fashion illustrators from five of the nation’s polytechnic fashion departments had been selected through auditions. They would use illustrations to design trendy garments, using our local fabrics. They will be mentored by experienced designers like the legend Kofi Ansah, Kwasi Nti, Yvonne Exclusive and many others. This will also help to raise the falling standards in polytechnic institutions and also bring a healthy competit…

Yvonne Okoro Wows At Adams Apples Final Premiere

Mzbel Swerves Keri Hilson & Bow Wow

Though popular songstress Mzbel was billed to perform at the Keri Hilson and Bow Wow concert last Saturday, she simply did not turn up on stage when she was called by MCs for the night, actor James Gardner and actress Tonto Dikeh. Mzbel was dolled up for the concert and was backstage waiting to perform but simply did not appear on stage when it was her turn to rock. This made the audience go wild as they yelled her name, just wanting to see her do her thing. When her name was mentioned, her DJ started playing her song but after a while, when she didn’t come out, the DJ stopped and started playing a different song.   From the audience, popular actor Majid Michel, who was sitting at the VVIP section, shouted, “Where is Mzbel” but Gardner asked him to shut up. A few minutes after the incident, Mzbel took to social network twitter and blackberry to explain herself: “My dancers performed with an artiste right before me and were not done changing to perform with me, I asked for the running.” …

Eunice Banini Pops Up In Saloon

Actress Eunice Banini used to be one of Ghana’s most-talked-about and perhaps controversial actresses. She was also one of the adoring characters TV audience loved to watch in the series ‘Efiewura’. However, she has been missing in action lately. Last Saturday, she made a rare appearance at the grand launching of Unique Hair Styles Beauty Salon at Community 18, Baatsona. Her demeanor at the event showed she was not really enthused about the paparazzi attention she was attracting. Her facial expression, after NEWS-ONE lens flashed, largely exposed that. Eunice was in the company of her son, Selassie Banini, a model. Obviously, age is catching up with Eunice like every other human being. Eunice is well remembered for her friendship with late actress Suzzy Williams. Both were described as strong characters. Suzzy died in a fatal accident. Eunice was last in the news for saying she preferred to be called a stubborn Christian. She had said on ‘Onie’, an entertainment show on TV3 in 2009 that s…

American Stars Keri Hilson, Bow Wow Storm Ghana With 18-Member Crew

American superstars Keri Hilson and Bow Wow will touch down in Ghana for the first time on Friday, May 25, ahead of their gig on Saturday night at the Dome of the Accra International Conference for the Stand Up GH Concert being organized by Imajin Advertising. Organisers announced at a conference on Friday that the international musicians would spent 48 hours in Ghana. Keri Hilson, according to Kwame Karikari, General Manager of Imajin Advertising, was coming down with a 13-member crew while Bow Wow would also come with a 5 members. They include dancers and management teams and DJs. Both Keri and Bow Wow will each perform for at least 45 minutes during that evening while Ghanaian artistes combined would perform for two (2) hours. Imajin Advertising anticipates that the show won’t go beyond 12 am. Currently, the company is yet to conclude talks on an impending autograph session by Bow Wow at the Accra Mall on Saturday morning as result of security demands by the artiste’s management.  “…

Ghana Movie Awards Boss Graces Cannes’ Red Carpet

VIP, Tiffany Castro, FOI Ready For New York Jam

Yvonnes For Face of BO-16

Talented Ghanaian actresses Yvonne Nelson and Yvonne Okoro are the new faces of BO-16, a popular hair relaxer from local manufacturer Ghandour Cosmetics. The two stars, who are best friends in Ghana’s movie industry, will lead most of the company’s publicity drives and will be the cover girls in most of their branding materials to boost sales. Their billboards have started surfacing at strategic points in the country, with smaller ones located at the Accra Mall. It is yet to be confirmed the amount both stars were paid for endorsing the brand.  For the next few years, the faces of the Yvonnes are expected to amplify clientele demand for the product with their impeccable celebrity influence across the African region and beyond. Ghandour, no doubt, made an excellent decision in choosing the beautiful ladies to represent its brand. The two are forces to reckon with in Ghana’s entertainment industry and they have a large following and are widely loved in Ghana and beyond. Both of them are aw…

Vogue International Magazine Names John Dumelo As Females' Idol

Eddie Watson Steps A Year Further

Actor Eddie Watson has joined Ghanaian celebrities who are celebrating their birthday in May. Yesterday, Tuesday, May 22, the actor, who has featured in a number of Ghanaian movies and a few in Nigeria, celebrated his birthday. He turned 32 and he received congratulatory messages from his pals and teeming female fans. Eddie was full of thanks to God for giving him the opportunity to come this far. “Limitless, thank you Lord, You are so amazing,” he posted on BlackBerry yesterday. Eddie’s birthday follows that of Chris Attoh’s and Selassie Ibrahim’s who celebrated their birthday last week. Eddie makes an annual donation to orphanages as part of his birthday celebrations. A few months ago, he made a donation at an orphanage at Kasoa. It is not clear if he will be making another donation. He is also yet to announce if there will be a party to celebrate with his friends. Eddie was one of Ghana’s exports to Nigeria’s Nollywood late last year where he shot a couple of movies, starring alongside …

Eddie Nartey Shoots Next Movie In Italy

Ghanaian actor Eddie Nartey is currently in Italy where he is on set for his next big movie project. It is the first time the actor is shooting in Italy and reports from the set say he is putting up a sterling performance. Nartey arrived in Italy sometime last week with actresses Roselyn Ngissah and Kafui Danku to join other acclaimed actors in Italy for the production. The movie is a Ghana-Italy collaboration production, with Ghanaian actor cum producer, Roger Quartey of Roger Q Production spearheading the Ghana side. The movie’s working title, according to a NEWS-ONE source, was ‘My Wife’s Husband’. The story is said to be a Ghana-Italy story; therefore the set had to be moved from Ghana to Italy to continue shooting. Nartey is playing a major role as one of the main characters. NEWS-ONE is yet to confirm the roles of the other actors on the set. Eddie is one of Ghana’s few natural actors in the movie industry. He has been in the movie industry for more than 6years.He made his screen …

Majid’s AMAA Movie Selling Very Hot

Award-winning movie ‘Somewhere In Africa’ is selling like hot cake on the local Ghana movie market, sources in the movie business have said. ‘Somewhere In Africa’ is the movie that earned Ghanaian actor Majid Michel the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Award Best Actor. The movie’s sales have shot up, weeks after it was released onto the movie market. There are no specific figures to prove the claim but sources told NEWS-ONE that the movie was in high demand. The increase in sales has been attributed to Majid’s award. The movie topped Ghanaian movies that made it to Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards (NAFCA) with 12 nominations last year. It tells a gripping story of Yusuf Mumbasa (Majid Michel) who, after escaping an assassination attempt by the King of Kimbala, managed to capture power via a coup d’état and ordered for the killing of all previous government appointees. The minority including students went on the streets to demonstrate, but Yusuf would have none of that. The movie, …

I Am Not Pregnant For Adebayor-Yvonne Okoro

There is no smoke without fire, therefore there must be a reason why Yvonne Okoro’s brand new Mercedes Benz (new C-Class Facelift edition), which she has been spotted driving, is rumoured to have been a gift from Tottenham Hotspurs top striker Emmanuel Adebayor, her alleged lover. Not long after being linked to the international superstar, Yvonne started to put on weight and then the talks shifted to “oh Adebayor has impregnated Yvonne Okoro…they are about to get married.” This juicy speculation has continued for several months but has recently become an issue again. In a rather touching interview, Yvonne almost broke down in tears when NEWS-ONE pushed an audio recorder in her face and asked her to explain the Adebayor connection, including the alleged pregnancy. “Yes I have put on weight but I don’t think am pregnant. I am not pregnant. I don’t know why people come out with such lies,” Yvonne said, sounding downhearted. “At first, I thought it was just a joke. My friends in the United St…

Chris Attoh Celebrates New Year