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What Lydia Forson Wrote In Late President Atta Mill’s Book Of Condolence

“Not once did I doubt, not once did I mock, not once did I lose hope and not once did I despair, not once did I stop believing in your vision. I believed in you till the very end, and your death has left a hole in my heart but also ignited in me the fire to fight for Ghana and Africa. And when my heart can beat no more I hope I leave a legacy as big as you did. I love you,” were the words written by popular Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson, when she signed the book of condolence for Ghana’s late president.
Last week, Forson joined many Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians in Sierra Leone to mourn the death of late Ghana president, John Evans Atta Mills. The actress, who is currently shooting a movie in Sierra Leone, was invited by the Ghana High Commission in Sierra Leone to sign a book of condolence for the late president. Former President John Evan Atta Mills died Tuesday afternoon at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra. His death was received with shock around the world, with Ghanaians experiencin…

‘Single & Married’ Trailer Out

The trailer for the much anticipated movie, ‘Single & Married’, in which Yvonne Nelson reportedly played an integral role as a producer/actress, is out.
Last week, the movie's trailer was released on a number of social networks and the response from people has been great. Before the trailer was released, some critics of the actress tried to downplay the quality of the movie. The movie had been in the news over the casting of Yvonne and Chris Attoh, Anita Erskine, Efya and Tiffany. Indeed, they were not cast for what critics said was publicity, as Anita Erskine’s delivery in the three-minute trailer gave a deeper impression of great performances to watch out for. Every member of the cast offered something unique to their character. It is unclear when the movie will finally be released but signals picked by NEWS-ONE indicate that it will be premiered in two countries, Ghana and Nigeria, before it finally comes out. Pascal Amanfo, director of the movie, has described it as his best…

Araba, Eben Win Exopa New Faces

The Exopa Burg in Accra was the center of fashion, modeling and entertainment last Saturday when the Exopa Modeling Agency staged the July edition of its New Faces contest, a platform for wannabe models to explore their talent. It was all excitement as young models- both female and male models- took to the runway to show what they had got, adorned in all manner of unique designs provided by some of the best designers in Accra. After a thrilling evening of catwalk, talent display, dance steps and music performances, 18-year-old Araba Biesema Crentsil was the female model who won the heart of the judges to become the female winner. It was not a surprise to many who knew her because she had been training at the Exopa School for months. She won the audience’s attention with her catwalk, while 19-year-old Ebenezer Ojo won the male category. The two winners have also made it to the grand finale in December, where all winners of the monthly editions will compete for the ultimate prize. In the …

Van Vicker Makes History With ‘The Hands of Time’

Top Ghanaian actor turned producer and director Van Vicker seems to be making waves in the industry as his fourth movie, produced and directed by him, premieres on August 3.The movie, ‘The Hands of Time’, is expected to make a good impression on movie enthusiasts about his Sky Orange Productions. It stars top actors Nadia Buari, Kofi Adjorlolo, Van Vicker himself, Phoebe Evwuraye, and a host of others. Reggie Rockstone and DJ Black of Joy FM also made special appearances. The movie is full of suspense and comes with some action-packed scenes. He is currently about to direct his fifth movie with the working titled ‘Lost’. Among his previous productions are ‘Friday Night’ (2008), ‘Raj’ (2010), ‘The Hands of Time’, (September 2012) and ‘Joni Waka’ (November 2012). Sometime ago, producer/director Socrates Sarfo described movie premiering as a waste of time, energy and money but other producers like Shirley Frimpong Manso and Abdul Salam saw it as an avenue to raise more awareness about the q…

Ghana Movie Industry Mourns Late President Atta Mills

Dele Momodu Tightens Pan African Campaign For Yvonne Okoro

Chief Dele Momodu, the publisher of the internationally acclaimed Ovation Magazine, has heightened his campaign for Ghanaian actress Yvonne Okoro to win the Pan African Actress Award category of this year’s Nigeria Entertainment Award (NEA). An art work, asking people to vote for the actress, according to information, has been released by Dele Momodu. Even though he could not be reached to confirm or deny the art work, sources close to both Chief Dele and Yvonne Okoro said it was indeed coming from the man who called the actress his daughter. NEWS-ONE broke the story that Chief Dele Momodu had been busy clamouring for votes for Yvonne Okoro ahead of Nigeria Entertainment Awards by urging all his friends to vote for the actress. He over the weekend posted on his BlackBerry, “NEA 20 Yvonne Okoro”, asking people to vote to 32051 all networks in Nigeria for Yvonne to win. Now he has added an art work to advertise the lady. The NEA, which is in its seventh year, honours African entertainers.…

Lydia Forson Signs Book of Condolence For Late President In Sierra Leone

Actress Lydia Forson joined many Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians in Sierra Leone to mourn the death of late Ghana president, John Evans Atta Mills. She was yesterday invited by the Ghana High Commission in Sierra Leone to sign a book of condolence for the late president. Former president John Evan Atta Mills died Tuesday afternoon at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, after he reportedly complained of throat pains. His death was received with shock around the world, with Ghanaians experiencing the greatest shock of all. Former Vice President John Mahama was hours later sworn-in as the new president of Ghana. Tributes from a number of Ghanaian celebrities have since been pouring in. Lydia sent a lot of tributes on social network twitter after the president’s death. One of her tributes read: “RIP President John Atta Mills, I believed in you till the very end. You were one of the greatest…” Immediately after signing the book of condolence, she wrote on her BlackBerry status; “So humbled that Ghan…

Do Leonora Okine & Nse Ikpe Etim Really Resemble?

Actress JJ Bunny Becoming Hot In Nigeria

Latest information says beautiful actress JJ Bunny is shooting in Nigeria following recent reports that she returned to her Houston base in the United State of America after being trapped in Africa for seven months as a result of movie productions. She reportedly returned to Africa in less than two weeks and quickly dashed to Nigeria where she was becoming very hot. The talented actress first flew to Ghana before traveling to Nigeria for the production. She undoubtedly has a lot of movies to be released in Ghana but not much is known about her exploits in Nigeria. But NEWS-ONE sources said she was fast becoming a hot commodity in Nigeria’s movie industry. “JJ is becoming the latest sensation to watch out for. Trust me, she has been getting scripts to her surprise. But she has been maintaining a low profile,” the source said. Efforts to reach the actress yesterday proved futile. NEWS-ONE could not authenticate the truth of the script claims but the paper’s source had never got it wrong. JJ…

VIP Wraps Up Tour In USA Last Night

Ghana’s award-winning trio VIP last night rounded up its USA Vision Tour with a huge concert at the Coco Cabana Bar and Grill 2031A University Blvd Hyattsville MD, Maryland. It was as usual an exciting show as the group performed most of its hit tracks to the admiration of hundreds who attended the show. VIP’s Vision Tour started somewhere in April with a performance in Toronto, Canada where it performed for a mixed audience including Ghanaian fans at Rox Complex Centre in Toronto. Subsequently, it performed in New York, Atlanta, Rhode Island, Los Angeles, Texas, among others. The group, during the tour, engaged in a lot of other activities including touring of some schools to talk about hip-life music and VIP as a group. It also did interviews and gained spotlight on some major media platforms while meeting with certain bigwigs in the music industry in the USA. Its spotlight on Thisis50.com, which purportedly belongs to superstar rapper 50 Cent, was a big deal in Ghana because it was …

I Enjoy What I Do & Do It Well -Exopa New Face Winner

Nineteen-year-old Janet Afi Esinam Adzie will, tomorrow, Saturday, July 28 end her reign as the female winner of Exopa New Faces contest last month. She told NEWS-ONE in an exclusive interview that it had been an exciting period as a winner of the contest which had for the past months served as a platform for wannabe models to master their acts. Janet said pageantry was not something she was scared of. This was because she had been part of two pageants before joining Exopa New Faces. In 2010, she took part in Miss SHS and won. She partook in traditional pageant called Miss Teshie and she was the first runner-up. Joining Exopa New Faces contest was to help further enhance her modeling talent and enjoy the runway experience. “When I started, it for was the fun of it but later I started taking it serious, therefore I decided to join Exopa. Indeed the show boosted my confidence. I don’t feel shy, I enjoy what I do and do it well. The show was competitive because the other girls were equally go…

I Didn’t Anticipate Winning Exopa New Face-Odey Ibrahim

“I’m a regular fun-loving guy. I’m quiet, depending on the setting. I have different characters at home and when I’m outside,” male winner of Exopa New Faces Odey Ibrahim Peter has described himself in an interview with NEWS-ONE on Wednesday afternoon. Odey is from Cross-River State, Nigeria but was born in Lagos. He started school at the Brightland College, Apapa Nigeria. Currently, he is in Ghana studying at the Radford University. He is the second born and the only boy among five sisters. He wants to be a surgeon later in life and admires one Dr Robert Rey from the United State of America. Ibrahim was chosen among 20 models out of over 60 wannabe models that auditioned. He went ahead to win the male category of the show to his amazement. “I am happy. Coming to Ghana was basically for school but now I am in the newspapers and my family is proud of me.” Odey said he joined the Exopa contest for two reasons. One was because a friend of his encouraged him to try and the second was because h…

I Am Okay With Fashion Designing-Benedicta Vindiba

Dele Momodu Roots For Yvonne Okoro

Chief Dele Momodu, the publisher of Ovation International Magazine, has offered his unflinching support to popular Ghanaian actress Yvonne Okoro to win the Pan African Best Actress at the upcoming 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Award (NEA). The NEA, which is in its seventh year, honours African entertainers. It is scheduled to take place via a grand red carpet ceremony in New York, United States of America, from August 31 to September 2. The beautiful award-winning actress was nominated for Pan African Actress category of the NEA for her role in ‘Single Six’ from the stables of Venus Film. She is competing with actresses Ama Abebrese- ‘Ties That Bind’, Juliet Ibrahim- ‘Crazy Scandal’, Kudzai Sevenzo- ‘Playing Warriors’, Jokate Mwegelo- ‘Chumo’ and Millicent Mahheido- ‘48’. The awards are entirely based on fan votes via online and SMS, hence whoever gets more votes will win. NEWS-ONE sources confirmed that Chief Dele Momodu had been busy clamouring for votes for Yvonne Okoro. He urged all his …