Friday, 31 August 2012



Majid Michel and John Dumelo
 A few hours to the official opening of the much talked about Nigeria Entertainment Award (NEA), signals picked from Ghana’s entertainment industry suggest that some Ghanaian nominees for the event are yet to be officially informed about their nominations, NEWS-ONE has gathered.
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 from August 31 to September 2.
Ghana’s fastest rapper Sarkodie was nominated for Pan African Artiste Or Group Of The Year category, while Ghana’s male actors Van Vicker, Majid Michel, John Dumelo and Chris Attoh were nominated for Pan African Actor. Beautiful actresses Ama K. Aberese (‘Ties That Bind’), Yvonne Okoro (‘Single Six’) and Juliet Ibrahim (‘Crazy Scandal’) are in the Pan African Actress category
NEWS-ONE is yet to authenticate reports that some Ghanaian nominees have touched down in New York for the awards ceremony which takes place tonight.
Some of the nominees are still in Ghana as they do not know they have been nominated.
Close sources told NEWS-ONE that Majid Michel, Africa’s Best Actor at the last African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Ama K. Abebrese, an AMAA Best Actress, and John Dumelo didn’t know they were nominated. They are yet to be informed.
Majid Michel
The awards are entirely based on fan votes via online and SMS, hence whoever gets more votes will win. Not informing the stars to campaign by encouraging their fan base to vote for them, automatically kicks them out of the race.  
On the part of Yvonne Okoro, she was officially informed after she complained about the award’s credibility and how things should be done professionally on social network, twitter.
Interestingly, she was also not invited for the main award ceremony in New York this weekend.
The interesting development is raising questions in a section of Ghana’s entertainment industry about the credibility of the awards.



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Ama K. Abebrese at the last AMAA Awards


John Dumelo and singer Becca


sexy Yvonne Okoro
Actress Yvonne Okoro is currently cooling off in Germany after weeks of shooting with South African top actor Hlomla Dandala in Accra.
She left Ghana over the weekend and is expected to return to Ghana on Sunday. NEWS-ONE is yet to substantiate claims that it is holiday trip.
Prior to her trip however, Yvonne Okoro and five other stars, D Black, Samini, ace comedian Funny Face, Keitta of Big Brother Stargame fame and Benny Blanco, made surprise appearances at dinner for Miss Malaika final 10 delegates last week Friday night.  
It was the 10 anniversary dinner for the 10 finalists and the stars showed up at the dinner table to mingle with the ladies.
A fortnight ago, Yvonne wrapped up the shooting of her movie with Hlomla Dandala and Joseph Benjamin.
Yvonne is yet to deny or confirm claims that she is the producer of the movie, directed by Shirley Frimpong Manso of Sparrow Production.
The upcoming movie is said to be a high budget one. However, details of its storyline and title are yet to be made available. 

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Lydia Forson and American actor Anthony Anderson
Actress Lydia Forson has finally returned home from Sierra Leone, where she had been shooting with other top African actors for over a month.
She touched down at the Kotota International Airport, Accra, on Tuesday evening and is yet to speak about her experience in Sierra Leone.
Earlier signals picked from sources around her suggested she had both good and odd times on set but NEWSONE is yet to speak to her about them.       
The bubbly actress should have been home earlier but she spent more weeks in Sierra Leone, as a result of rains in that country which compelled production to be halted for weeks.
Lydia Forson arrived in Sierra Leone for the movie on Sunday, July 15.
Her arrival in Sierra Leone was greeted with a lot of enthusiasm as she made front pages of some top newspapers.
When President John Evans Atta Mills died, she was invited by the Ghana High Commission in Sierra Leone to sign the book of condolence for the late president. Subsequently, she read a tribute at the funeral of the late president in Sierra Leone, which was attended by top diplomats.  
Lydia remains one remarkable actress to have come out of Ghana. She has passion for what she does on the screens. In recent times, she has been travelling out of Ghana for different projects. She is the first Ghanaian actress to present an award at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), described as Africa’s Oscars.
At the last AMAA, she went as a special guest. The bubbly actress presented an award for Best Young/Upcoming Actor to Nigeria’s Ivie Okujaye who won for her role in the movie ‘Alero’s Symphony’. Lydia raised the flag of Ghana high on stage that night.
Her first AMAA appearance was in 2009 when she was nominated for Promising Actress of the Year. In 2010, she went as a nominee and returned to Ghana as a co-winner of Best Actress In Leading Role for her performance in ‘Perfect Picture’ by Sparrow Production.

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Funny Face's new looks
Ace Ghanaian comedian Funny Face has changed his coif and revealed a clean shaved look.
He shaved off his curly ‘Gallas’ hairstyle that many fans have gradually accepted as his style.
Previously, Funny Face had always kept a well-trimmed hairstyle. But in recent times, he started keeping a Jheri curls Gallas hairstyle.
Last Friday, he had the curls when he attended a surprise Miss Malaika dinner at the Labadi Beach Hotel with top stars Yvonne Okoro, D Black, Samini, Benny Blanco and Keitta.
However, he surprisingly shaved everything off sometime this week. On Wednesday, he posted his new look on his BlackBerry status and stated that he was tired of wearing Jheri Curls.
Funny Face last Friday
“…[I] am tired with dis [this] jerry [Jheri] curls…[I] am free...” he wrote.
Funny Face was last in the news over allegations of kissing Lydia Forson. But all turned out to be a stunt for the cameras.
Funny Face's new looks
Currently, he is one of Ghana’s reigning comedians with a large following.  

Prince David Osei
Some of Ghana’s celebrated stars will on Sunday, September 2, be converging on the Trinity Baptist Church, opposite Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) near Legon in Accra, as part of the Ambassadors for Christ crusade to proclaim the good name of God.
The long list of celebrities includes actors, TV and radio presenters, comedians, musicians and other celebrities from the various facets of the showbiz industry.
Among them are Majid Michel, Prince David, Funny Face, Eddy Nartey, Timothy Bentum, Jeremy of YFM, Ekow Smith, and Ken Fiati. The rest are Kwasi Oteng, Joe Mettle, Maa Afia, John Sena, Nyameba, Enoch Fletcher and Pelgrave B. Danquah and a lot more.
The programme, the first of its kind, is to serve as a platform for the celebrities to testify about the goodness of God and let people know how God has been helpful to them and their respective careers. There will also be life-changing inspirational messages from the celebrities to praise and worship God.
Ambassadors for Christ crusade will take off Sunday 3pm and end at 7pm. There will be a number of activities including fund raising activities, out of which proceeds will be donated to an orphanage.

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Ace highlife musician Bessa Simon with his band will be performing at his old school, Aggrey Memorial Senior High School fund raising dinner dance to raise money to renovate the school’s famous yellow block.    AMOSA is organizing a funding raising and dinner dance event on September 8, 2012 at Aprah House between Qodesh Chapel (Lighthouse Chapel) and Old Melcom or Zenith Bank at North Kaneshie at 7pm.
This fund raising event will go a long way to help start some renovation works on the classroom block in the school after successfully completing the school gate project and also supporting to fence all the school land.
Speaking on the night will be some old students like Nana Akomea, NPP’s Communication Director and Member of Parliament for the Okaikoi South Constituency,  Dr Moses Aikins, Fredrick Lamptey, chief corporate officer, Vanguard Assurance and George Jordan Robertson, insurance consultant.
Bessa Simon and his band will rock the guests with good highlife tunes. 
      


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FOKN Bois with DJ Black and friends 
The Big In Ghana Talent Hunt and Tour’ took off last weekend with a massive turnout in Takoradi and Tema.
 The talent hunt and tour has two more free shows scheduled for the Kumasi Cultural Centre on Friday, August 31 and Holy Gardens at Circle, Accra on Saturday, September 1. The tour is sponsored by Bavaria and supported by Alomo.
The FOKN Bois, Efya and Yaa Pono, along with the new found talents, dazzled an excited crowd at the Jubilee Park on Friday, August 24. They were backed by a live band from Afro Harmony, Ghana’s youngest professional band.
After the opening act by King Lucas who warmed up the crowd in Takoradi, the touring four new talents- Anas (Takoradi), NT4 (Kumasi), Ohene Amoako (Tema), and Bryte (Accra)- showed the diversity and talent that Ghana has to offer by performing their best to win votes. 
There were also interesting performances by Yaa Pono who did ‘Shopping Mall’, ‘Oh Joe’ and ‘I Dey Feel You Die’, and more.
 Efya performed ‘Little Things’, ‘Sexy Wahala’ and ‘Best in Me’ as part of her eight-song set.
FOKN Bois rocked with the performance of ‘Thank God We’re Not A Nigerians’, tracks from individual albums, tracks from ‘Coz Ov Moni’ and the ever so controversial ‘Ko Ti Eduro’ song. There were surprise appearances by Gyedu Blay Ambolley and Kofi Kinaata which sent the Takoradi crowd into a frenzy. The attendees did not want to leave even after the show was over.
A Takoradi concertgoer said: “I can’t believe this show was free. I would have gladly paid. Live band and such good performances haven’t happened here in a very long time.”
In Tema, the beautiful display of lights, LED images and crisp powerful sound from the Big In Ghana stage attracted many people from the Community 7 neighborhood.
The host of the tour, PY of ‘The One Show’, was pleasantly surprised by Pope Skinny of Kasahari Level who assisted in hosting and hyping the Tema crowd with spontaneous performances. Again, the opening acts impressed and the headliners Yaa Pono, Efya and FOKN Bois once again outperformed themselves.
Bryte, the new talent from Accra, has moved two steps closer to winning the Ultimate Bavaria GH¢20,000 prize with leading votes from the audience in both Tema and Takoradi. 
DJ Black of ‘Open House Party’ will be joining the final two free shows at the Kumasi Cultural Centre and Holy Gardens in Circle. He will bring his video DJ’ing skills currently on show on Channel O. DJ Black said, “This year I toured Europe with the FOKN Bois, and I just had to be on this tour. I am going to get the crowd ultra-hyped before the artistes hit the stage.”
Yaa Pono added, “We rocked Takoradi and Tema; Kumasi and Accra can only be better and we’re all really excited.” 

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A section of contestants

Finalists of this year’s Miss Ghana beauty pageant have toured the offices and factory of Special Ice Mineral Water in Accra.
The team was received by management and members of staff. Officials of Special Ice echoed the company’s commitment to this year’s event, adding that the outfit was excited to be on board Miss Ghana 2012 as sponsors.
The organizers of the Miss Ghana event expressed their gratitude to Special Ice for what had so far been a smooth and pleasant relationship.
Currently undergoing grooming, mentoring and coaching ahead of the national finals, all 20 finalists appear to have found their rhythm, looking hopeful, bubbly and lively, and ready for what is set to be a thrilling and spectacular finish.
The Miss Ghana event remains the most respected, recognized and cherished beauty pageant in Ghana. The success story of this year’s event so far is indicative of the wealth of goodwill it carries.
With attractive prizes such as three cars (winner takes it all and two official cars for runners-up) and accommodation for the first three winners, educational scholarships for two worth $220, 000, career enhancement and brand ambassadorial opportunities as well as mouthwatering souvenirs from sponsors
It is being held under the theme: ‘Evolution of Beauty’.


Thursday, 30 August 2012


Edward Agyekum Kufour and Yvonne Nelson
Son of Ghana’s former President John Kufour, Edward Agyekum Kufour, has said his entry into Ghana’s movie industry is to satisfy a passion and that he actually enjoys being an actor than a politician or being in politic.

Nana Ama McBrown
Popular Ghanaian actress Nana Ama McBrown has confirmed that she is into movie production, aside acting and says her upcoming movie is not the first she has produced.
She said she has already produced six award-winning movies and her upcoming movie is her seventh production. 
“It’s true I'm on set now but it wasn’t my first production. It was my seventh production,” she told NEWS-ONE when she was contacted on Tuesday.
Nana Ama McBrown’s first self-produced movie was ‘Alicia’ in 2006. She wrote the script, directed and acted in it as well. It featured some of Ghana’s top actors including Emmanual Amah and Omar Sheriff Captan.
Her second produced movie was ‘Love Comes Back’ with Jackie Appiah and Omar Sheriff, while her third was a Twi movie titled ‘Dee Adea Wonno’.
 She also produced ‘Asofo Awarie’ starring Mercy Asiedu and Matilda Asare, Obiyaa and Suzzy.
It means Nana Ama has been producing for a long time but on the quiet.
NEWS-ONE sources said last week that she was getting ready to venture into movie production as a producer, years after gracing TV screens as an actress. But Nana said she had been producing for a long time on the quiet.
Nana Ama is currently one of Ghana’s most talented and respected veteran actresses of long standing. She is a bridge between veteran actresses and new face actress as well as Twi and English movies. She as a result operates within any of the mentioned categories and has acted in over 100 Ghanaian movies.
Among them are ‘He Is Mine’, ‘Madam Joan’, ‘Nsem Pii’, ‘Kumasi Yonko’, ‘Odo Ntira,’ ‘Love Comes Back’, ‘Kae Dabi’, ‘Asoreba’, ‘Wo nyame som po ni’, ‘Alicia’, ‘Fools Paradise’, ‘Dea Ade Wo No’, ‘Girl Connection’, ‘Playboy’, ‘My Own Mother’ and ‘Friday Night’.

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Ella Mensah
Ghanaian actress Ella Mensah has said no to going nude in any movie. However, she does not mind showing off vital parts of her sexy body in what she described as future seductive roles.
“No, I can’t play nude because I want to feel comfortable doing that and I feel it’s not right.  But I don’t mind showing a little bit of my body, depending on the  role I  am playing...let’s say if I have to seduce a man, it means I have to wear short dresses to show off my thighs and shape or a revealing top, stuff like that,” she said in an exclusive interview with NEWS-ONE.
Ella Mensah
Interestingly, the first movie role that launched her career was the kind that can be categorized as nudity. She played a prostitute in ‘Crime To Christ’, starring Africa’s best actor, Majid Michel and a host of others. She has since not looked back. She has featured in a number of top movies including ‘Playboy’, ‘Pretty Queen’, ‘Her Excellency’, ‘Bed of Rose’, ‘Deadline’
and ‘Shakira’.

Below is an excerpt of an interview she had with NEWS-ONE:

NEWS-ONE: So who is Ella?

Ella: Ella is simply a lady who has so much to offer. I come from a family of 13. I am the third born and 25 years old. I have a diploma in journalism and media studies and I love acting.

NEWS-ONE: How long have you been in showbiz?
Ella: It all started in 2008 when I accompanied a friend to an audition. I ended up being in with just a scene as a prostitute! That was ‘Crime to Christ’. From there, I had another role in a new movie ‘Playboy’ and that one I had six scenes as a secretary. I shot other movies then I travelled out of the country. I started acting again in 2011 and so far so good.

NEWS-ONE: How many movies have you done so far?

Ella Mensah
Ella: Those that are out are about 10. Some are not out yet.
I did ‘Playboy’, ‘Pretty queen’, ‘Her Excellency’, ‘Bed of Roses’, ‘Deadline’, ‘Shakira’ and some others.

NEWS-ONE: Considering what people say about prostitutes, what went into accepting your first role as a prostitute?

Ella: I saw the role as a challenge and didn’t mind playing it since I was just acting.

NEWS-ONE: And what was the feedback?
Ella: They were shocked, but also understood that it was just a role, and it didn’t change who I am.

NEWS-ONE: But how challenging was the role?
Ella: It wasn’t really a big challenge, because we were about seven ladies playing the same role. The tension was okay and the director also told us what to do, so I guess it was okay.

Ella Mensah
NEWS-ONE: How has that role contributed to your career today?
Ella: It has really helped me a lot. I am more comfortable with the camera now and I can play certain roles comfortably

NEWS-ONE: What kind of roles do you mean?
Ella: Seductive roles

NEWS-ONE: Can you play nude?
Ella: No

NEWS-ONE: Why?
Ella: Because I want to feel comfortable doing that and I feel it’s not right. But I don’t mind showing a little bit of my body.

NEWS-ONE: Which part?
Ella: Depending on the role I  am playing...let’s say if I have to seduce a man, it means I have to wear short dresses to show off my thighs and shape or a revealing top; stuff like that.

Ella Mensah
NEWS-ONE: Generally, what do you think about playing nude?
Ella: I think they are not appropriate roles and we shouldn’t encourage them! They are not good for our society. Children nowadays watch everything on TV and listen to the radio as well…so I believe we shouldn’t encourage it but rather put a permanent stop to it

NEWS-ONE: Where do you come ​ from?
Ella: I come from Begoro in the Eastern Region. My parents are Christians and so am I. I grew up in an average family. I didn’t have all the luxury that I wanted but I was so loved by my family.

NEWS-ONE: Are you married?
Ella: No

NEWS-ONE: Education background.
Ella: Richard Memorial Junior High, Nifa Senior High, Trans African College









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Bro Philemon
The latest entrant in Ghana’s gospel music industry is Bro. Philemon. Bro. Philemon, born Ishmael Philemon Ackon, is a Christian, songwriter, singer and composer who was born in Kumasi but currently domiciled in China.
However, Bro. Philemon resides in Takoradi whenever he is in Ghana. His main aim of being in the gospel music industry is to impact lives with the word of God and the son Jesus Christ through soul-inspiring music.
Bro. Philemon has always been passionate in every area of his life; being a husband, a father, performer, songwriter and producer, businessman or CEO of P&D MPC HK CO. LTD (based in Hong Kong) as well as Philemon’s Supply Management SZ Co. Ltd (based in Shenzhen, China).
Growing up in the Manse, Bro. Philemon had so many influences through church music and had the support of his parents; Mrs. Beatrice Ivy Ackon and the late Rev Emmanuel Eddie E. Ackon of the Methodist Church, Ghana.
Bro. Philemon showed interest in Christian music to help draw people closer to God and inspire lives.
The former St. John’s Secondary School student said he had embarked on a crusade that would make a difference in the lives of many vulnerable young people.
The University Of Ghana graduate also holds a music certificate from the University of Education, Winneba, aside his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts where he majored in Theater Management.
If Bro. Philemon’s new album, titled ‘M'asan Aba’, is truly the gateway to heaven, then he has has struck the right cord that could save many lost souls.
Released under the reputable Ai-Phil Muzik GH, Bro Philemon's album is also full of some intriguing collaborations from Morris Babyface, George Spartz, Alexandra, OJ and Senam, making the whole project a good music cross-over.
According to Bro. Philemon, his family, wife and daughter were not just an inspiration but “true all-weather friends who he shall always live to love and cherish when it comes to his music life”.
In one of his rare press interviews from his base at the Shenzhen, Guangdong in China, where he is a worshipper at the Shekou International Fellowship, Bro. Philemon said he hoped to fulfill the scripture of Jesus Christ of spreading the good news to all nations.

Monday, 27 August 2012


Bruce Davison
Award-winning filmmaker Leila Djansi will be producing an indie drama, ‘37’, which stars Oscar nominated actor Bruce Davison.
The film will be directed by Randall Batinkoff as his directorial debut and he also plays the lead role of Adam, a rocker who makes a pact to kill himself when he turns 37.
Several months before his 37th birthday and the release of his comeback album, he meets and falls in love with Jemma, a terminally ill woman.
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Randall Batinkoff
Bruce Davison will play the role of ‘the Psychic’ who helps Adam find peace with himself.
Other names involved in the project include Scott Wolf (‘Go, Everwood’) and Greg Lauren (‘Batman Forever’, ‘The wedding Planner’).
Casting is still ongoing and the project is set to take off later in the fall. Djansi is excited to return to producing and said, “This is what gets your adrenaline pumping; producing, putting all the pieces together, cast, crew, production elements. And I’m excited to work with Randall again.”
Randall Batinkoff played Dan Dubick in Leila Djansi’s award-winning ‘Ties That Bind’ which was acquired for distribution by indie giants Image Entertainment in the summer. Hollywood’s number one trade news, Variety Entertainment, announced the project and ‘37’ will be released in the summer of 2013.

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Scott Wolf

Leila Djansi

Yvonne Okoro, DBlack, Funny and Miss Malaika Hostess Nana Ashorkor with the10 finalists
Actress Yvonne Okoro and five other stars, D Black, Samini, ace comedian Funny Face, Keitta of Big Brother Stargame fame and Benny Blanco, made surprise appearances at dinner for Miss Malaika final 10 delegates on Friday night.
It was the tenth anniversary dinner for the 10 finalists and the stars showed up at the dinner table to mingle with the ladies.
Indications were that the contestants were not notified the stars would be in attendance. Their presence was therefore a pleasant surprise for the finalist.
Yvonne Okoro was the last to pop up at the table with a birthday cake for the birthday contestant. Some of the ladies screamed with excitement upon seeing her. She went ahead to present the cake to the birthday girl.
Subsequently, all the 10 finalists and the stars posed for the cameras for some memorable pictures. They also made some time to chitchat about career and the pressures of stardom among other issues.
Two weeks ago, the top 10 finalists for the tenth edition of Miss Malaika Ghana were revealed at the mini finals at the studios of Gh One Entertainment Television.
After introducing themselves to the judges and the public, and making a short presentation each on the projects they hoped to embark on when chosen as Miss Malaika 2012, the judges’ scores were tallied with public votes sent via text messages and appeals on social media.
The top 10 finalists were Aisha Walon, Frances Ackles, Edlyn Nuno, Emmanuella Enyonam Dotse, Bridget Sharon Cofie, Ama Ampofo, Regina Anne Dei Van-Helvert, Sonia Leeyen, Sadia Sanusi, and Rosemary Anima Awuku.
The next stages would present the most exciting challenge to the 10 finalists who would try to impress the general public and the judges on their chosen charity works.
The public can vote for their favourite finalist on short code 1757 as the series runs 8:00 pm every Sunday, on GH One.


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Naana Gyanewaa Akuffo-Addo
Some names just have a way of attracting attention to the bearers and it therefore comes as no surprise that the newly crowned winner of the monthly Exopa New Face contest is raising eyebrows with her name; Naana Akufo-Addo.
Questions are already being asked if the 19-year-old wannabe female model is one of the daughters of Nana Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Naana was crowned the New Face of Exopa, who would represent the brand during the month of September, in the early hours of Sunday after a keen competition that started Saturday night amidst lots of stimulating entertainment.
 It was a thrilling evening of catwalk, dance steps and musical performances, after which Naana Gyanewaa Akuffo-Addo beat 11 other female models to emerge winner, while 18-year-old student of the Wisconsin University, Stephanie Olali and Belinda Biamah Asiamah, a 19-year-old graduate of Akosombo International School, took first and second runners-up positions respectively.
The show as usual took place at the Exopa Burg behind the Zenith College. It attracted a large number of modelling and fashion enthusiasts and a section of the local media.
Like the previous show, Saturday’s contest had male models also taking part in the competition.
They indeed added some glitz and glamour to the show when they took their turn on the runway.
In the end, 22-year-old artiste Roland Paul emerged winner. Emmanuel K. Tetteh, an undergraduate of the University of Ghana and Jesse Obeng-Somuah, former student of the Fijai Senior High School, were the first and second runners-up respectively. 

The show was indeed exciting. It started at about 10pm with a performance by an upcoming artiste called T.O.P, to pave the way for the models who hit the runway in
VIP at Sallah fest

VIP, one of Africa’s finest and award-winning music groups, put up a sterling performance on TV3’s Music Music last Saturday night.
It was the group’s first Studio B performance after its USA Tour and Sallah Fest street performance in Nima where they fed over 10, 000 people with food and drinks as part of this year’s Eid-ul-Fitre celebration last weekend.
The group performed its repertoire on TV3 with its usual energy on stage amidst the chanting of its “praaah” catch phrase.
It performed about 10 of its hit songs within a short while on stage and fans kept asking for more.
With the studio audience cheering, the group came on stage with its hit track, ‘Besin’.
It followed that up with other all-time-hit songs including ‘Ahomka Womu’, ‘My Love’, featuring 2face Idibia, ‘Which Kind Yawa Be Dis’ featuring Sarkodie, ‘Pampana’ featuring EL, ‘I Think Like Am’, ‘Follow Me’ and ‘Away’.
After ‘Away’, the group decide to leave but the studio audience asked for more.
It had to come back to perform ‘Follow Me’, the group’s latest which made its way onto the airwaves last week.  It is unclear if the trio has officially released it but music enthusiasts have endorsed it.
There is no doubt that VIP is one of the best performing groups in Africa. It has rocked international music stages and is still rocking.
The group just returned from the USA, and performed at Reggie Rockstone Office, where an official welcome party was held for it.

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Samini
Empire Entertainment and Media GH have teamed for a historic show dubbed, ‘Back In The Days’.
The show aims at bringing back old time hip life artistes whose works have stood the test of time, on one stage.
The show will feature the crème de la crème of the era when hip life began.

It is intended to unify the industry one more time as artistes who had issues with eac

Friday, 24 August 2012


Yvonne Okoro and Hlomla Dandala

Yvonne Okoro and Hlomla Dandala

Benjamin Joseph

Leonora Okine
Actress Leonora Okine is back on set in Nigeria after spending over a week in Accra to join in the funeral activities of late President John Evans Atta Mills and to also rest after weeks of acting in Nigeria.
Leo arrived in Accra on Monday, August 6 and later tweeted on twitter; “Back in Accra, looking forward to all the events. I miss Lagos already; work hard and play hard! Looking forward to getting back.”
 She is back in Nigeria shooting. She left Accra last weekend and started shooting yesterday, according to NEWS-ONE sources.
Leonora is an actress with great talent. Her debut role in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s 2006 production ‘Different Shades of Blue’ launched her career and she has since not looked back.
Leonora Okine
She has featured in many movies and other TV series.
Among them is ‘Enemy Of My Soul’, ‘Rebels’, ‘Beautiful Monster’, ‘Blood And Chocolate’, ‘Secrets’, ‘Desperation’ seasons 1 and 2, ‘Echoes’ season 1, and ‘Creation Universe’ season 1.


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Nana Ama McBrown
Popular Ghanaian actress Nana Ama McBrown, according to reports, is getting ready to venture into movie production as a producer, years after gracing TV screens as an actress.
Nana Ama is currently one of Ghana’s most talented and respected veteran actresses of long standing. She is a bridge between veteran actresses and new face actress as well as Twi and English movies.
She as a result operates within any of the mentioned categories and has acted in over 100 Ghanaian movies after her debut many years ago.
Among her movies are ‘He Is Mine’, ‘Madam Joan’, ‘Nsem Pii’, ‘Kumasi Yonko’, ‘Odo Ntira,’ ‘Love Comes Back’, ‘Kae Dabi’, ‘Asoreba’, ‘Wo nyame som po ni’, ‘Alicia’, ‘Fools Paradise’, ‘Dea Ade Wo No’, ‘Girl Connection’, ‘Playboy’, ‘My Own Mother’ andFriday Night’.
Her decision to try movie production is long overdue as most movie enthusiasts had long expected such a move from actresses like her.
NEWS-ONE sources revealed that Nana was taking her time, as she wanted to come out with great movies.
Currently, she is busy working on sets belonging to other movie producers. But sources assured her fans to watch out for Nana’s production soon. 

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Award-winning actor cum producer Van Vicker has postponed the shoot of his upcoming action film titled ‘Lost’, due to a leg injury.
Van got hurt whilst rehearsing for a stunt for the film which has been scripted to come out with a lot action-packed scenes.
It is yet to be substantiated what really transpired while rehearsing but sources close to him said Van was supposed to go on set this month as everything was ready to start shooting. But he couldn’t because his leg injury hadn’t healed.
“Van really wanted to cause some stir with this upcoming movie, that is why he putting in much effort.
“He wants things to be done for real, hence his reason for the choreographed fight thing. The production has been postponed until September by which time he would have recovered. He also has travels to do in some days,” the source said. Van has since last month been spotted limping at programmes.


Chichi Neblett
Ghanaian actress Chichi Neblett decided to go to church on her birthday to pray to God instead of gathering friends and loved ones to party.
She went to church to thank God and seek divine favour.
The beautiful Liberia born actress celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, August 22, a few days after her son, Harold celebrated his.
NEWS-ONE yesterday contacted the actress to find out how she celebrated her milestone.
“I spent my day praying. I went to church too. I prayed to God for long life and to open great doors for me and my family. I have prayed for a lot of things. I prayed for more jobs this year. This year won’t end without a possible change in my life and I believe God has already answered my prayers,” she said.
Chichi has been in Ghana’s movie industry for some time now.  She is gradually becoming a hot cake after spending six years in the industry.
She made her entry into the movie industry in 2005 and began with roles in movies ‘Puncher Hole,’ and Venus Films ‘Mummy’s Daughter.’ 
This year appears to have started well for her as she reportedly got a number of jobs.
She was months ago spotted on the set of a big time TV commercial for BO16, featuring Yvonne Nelson and Yvonne Okoro who are the faces of the product. Also, she was a guest on ‘Peep’, one of the newest TV series being produced by TV3 and Sparrow Production. Currently, reports say she has been cast for more TV series.


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Award winning Ghanaian Journalist with Western Publications Limited; publishers of Daily Guide, Business Guide, News-One and Young Blazers.

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