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Okoro’s The Contract Gets Huge Patronage In Kumasi

Yvonne Okoro's movie, The Contract has hit another cinema jackpot. Over the weekend, the movie had a successful public premiering event in Kumasi at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology.
According to organisers of the premiere, iSolveAfrica and Happenerz, it was the first time students came out in their numbers to see a local movie. “It would have been even bigger if the cast had attended the ceremony,” the stated. However, Saturday’s event made it the third successful premiering ceremony after The Contract was released for the cinemas in December last year. The first was the huge turnout at the main premiere in Accra at National Theatre and the subsequent showings at Silverbird Cinemas. The Kumasi event was held at the Social Science Auditorium, a 1,200 capacity auditorium. There were three showings in all and each showing had more patronage than the organizers anticipated. The first showing had over eighty percent patronage while the second screening had a full house.…

Dencia & Dr. Dre Get Huge Endorsement

Sensational songstress, Dencia’s latest photo with ace American record producer, rapper and actor Dr. Dre, is the latest buzz on most celebrated African blogs and social networks.
The beautiful songstress faced a similar situation barely a month ago when her photo was tweeted by Ghanaian international soccer star, Michael Essien. The incident enjoyed huge public attention and many people even tried to give it different twists to suggest that she was romantically involved with Essien.
But the claims died some kind of natural death when she refused to comment on it. The Dencia and Dr. Dre photo is the latest to attract reviews but it is not enjoying the Michael Essien kind of attention.
She reportedly had a meeting with Dre, Joe Exclusive and Daniel and co at famous Hollywood restaurant, Katana.
And the twist being given the photo is that, Dre is likely to drop a beat in Lagos soon, according to unconfirmed rumours.
Dencia is half camerounian and half Nigerian but based in the United S…

Lydia Forson Alters Natural Hair For TV Series

Majid Was A Blessing To Me -Nollywood Actress Belinda Effah

Nollywood actress Belinda Effah has told NEWS-ONE that she is blessed to have worked with popular Ghanaian actor and Africa’s reigning Best Actor Majid Michel.
The two actors recently worked on a set in Nigeria and since then Belinda has talked about Majid more than any African actress did in the past. Currently, the relationship between the fast-rising Nollywood wonder and the father of two is not clear. It is however certain that one of them is crazy about the other and that person definitely is the beautiful actress. A couple of months ago, she was captured in some Nollywood reports openly professing her admiration for the fine Ghanaian actor.
She reportedly said out of all the A-list actors she had worked with, Majid remains the best she admires and respects. She reiterated this in an exclusive interview with NEWS-ONE.
“Working with Majid was amazing. He is very professional. He keeps to time. He is very friendly on set. When he is on set you don’t see a star, you see an artiste r…

Actors Guild Not For Politics – Odoi Mensah

Nii Odoi Mensah, President of Ghana Actors Guild (GAG), the umbrella body of actors in Ghana, has congratulated President John Mahama on his first step to help the creative arts industry.
The president, in his ministerial appointments and creation of new ministries, gave the creative arts industry some level of attention with the creation of Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts Ministry. He subsequently named Mr. Rashid Pelpuo Minister-designate for the ministry but replaced him with Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare.
The announcement of the new ministry was received with great excitement by the majority of industry stakeholders while others wondered if it wasn’t just a nine-day wonder, to appease stakeholders who supported the president’s candidature during the 2012 general elections. But Nii Odoi Mensah, in an exclusive interview with NEWS-ONE, said the decision of the government came on the heels of incessant calls on governments to support their industry and also a crusade led by the G…

First Day On South African Set Was Great-Lydia Forson

Celebrated Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson has confirmed reports by NEWS-ONE that she has joined South Africa’s award-winning soap opera, Scandal. The beautiful actress is busily shooting in South Africa and she described her first day on set as a great experience. “Just got of set..my first day was great, thanks to the amazing cast and crew @etvScandal,” she tweeted via social network twitter on January 23. Latest photos of the actress from set indicate she may be carving a new niche in that country. She looked very different in the photos with her new long hair. Lydia is the first mainstream Ghanaian actress to gained the opportunity to work with a South African production. Many industry players are wondering how she made it.Many predicted Lydia’s career would end after she stopped featuring in Shirley Frimpong Manso productions. Last year, she was part of a number of great and influential productions across Africa, which made her to travel to some African countries including Nigeria, L…

I Want To Do More Movies In Ghana-Camerounian Actress Okawa

U.S based Cameroonian actress, Okawa Shaznay has expressed interest in producing more movies in Ghana.
The beautiful and talented actress came to Ghana last year for the first time for a movie titled, The Refugee, which was directed by popular director, Frank Rajah. She expressed enthusiasm in producing more movies in Ghana, which she described as similar to her country, Cameroon. “Definitely, I foresee myself coming back here again to do a movie and by God’s grace, I hope to do more projects here. I actually like Ghana. It is a little laid back country. It has security and it is kind of like my country, Cameroon. So that’s why I like here,” she told NEWS-ONE in an exclusive interview. Okawa is popular figure in Cameroon and the African community in US, especially Houston, Texas. She is a budding actress and commercial print model based in Houston. Shaznay, a former Miss Cameroon USA, started her career in Cameroon with movies like “The Eighth Commandment” by Sarabi Pictures. She contin…

I Don’t Drink But I Don't Womanize –Nollywood's Fredrick Leonard

It is generally believed that most male celebrities, especially those with handsome physiques that make them look like ‘sex icons’, are promiscuous.
In most cases, this turns out to be a true observation and an award winning Nigerian actor, Fredrick Leonard, has spoken to NEWS-ONE about this. Fredrick denied being involved in such tendencies and made more interesting revelations about his personality that not many of his fans are aware of. “I enjoy what I do. I am an extrovert but I don’t drink, I don’t smoke and I don’t womanize either. I am a strong Christian and a God-fearing person. I love good people and I love honest people,” Fredrick said in an exclusive interview with NEWS-ONE in Ghana. “I don’t even see myself as a celebrity, I’m sorry. I see myself as a working man who does some kind of work, except that my work puts me in front of the camera. It does not make me any special than anyone,” he said. The handsome actor has been in the Nollywood film industry for over a decade and …

Okoro's Contract Goes To Kumasi

After a successful premiere in Accra, actress Yvonne Okoro will be routing to Kumasi this weekend to outdoor her first movie as a producer
Arrangements have been concluded to premiere the movie at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology on January 26. Some of the crème de la crème of the movie industry and the cast are expected to show up at the premiering event to enjoy the movie with fans who attend the event. The Contract, directed by Shirley Frimpong Manso, is still making a huge impact in Accra. Its premiere at the National Theatre and subsequent screening at the Silverbird Cinema attracted one of the biggest crowds ever. Tickets for the National Theatre event were sold out. The Contract tells the story of a successful businessman Peter Puplampo (Homla Dandala), the ultimate alpha male. He is 40 years old, rich and a staunch bachelor. Despite his mother’s persistent attempts to find him a woman, Peter sticks to his rule of non-committal casual dates, freedom and being…

Meet The Face Behind Chicken-N-Beer Biggest Party In Ghana

Night life in Accra has gradually taken shape and one of the biggest events driving that success is no doubt the Chicken-N-Beer Party organised by Silky Entertainment. It is an entertaining weekly event held on Sundays at Rockstone’s Office to provide entertainment and offer revellers a platform to overcome their Sunday boredom. Within a short period, it has become talk of the town event, such that every Sunday, it gathers one of the biggest revellers in Accra. Currently it is the longest running weekly party. Sometime this year, it will enter its second year with more strategies to take partying to the next level. The face behind this unique idea of partying is Basil Anthony otherwise called CEO Extraordinaire. Basically, he is a brilliant young man with creative and lucrative ideas. He fits into any environment he finds himself in and no wonder he is rocking the hospitality industry with his Chicken-N-Beer. Basil was trained in Information Technology & Web Development in the Unite…

Ace Comedian Bob Okala's Hand Caught On Woman's Buttocks

Ace Ghanaian comedian, Samuel Kwadwo Buabeng, popularly known as Bishop Bob Okala, is indeed a versatile man.He is known for doing many other things apart from comedy. But not many people know he also enjoys tapping women’s buttocks or simply caressing buttocks in public.

Actress Leonora Okine Returns To Nollywood

Actress Leonora Okine has returned to Nollywood early January, after holidaying in Ghana during the Christmas festivities. For the major part of last year, the beautiful actress had acted on Mnet’s award winning series, Tinsel. In December, her contract with the production expired and she bid the production farewell. It is yet to be confirmed if she has entered into a new contract to act in the series. What is certain is that she is currently in Nollywood shooting. But it is unclear if it is for the same Tinsel or a different production. While on Tinsel, sources told NEWS-ONE earlier, she had a number of Nollywood movie producers bombarding her with scripts. When she returned to Ghana during the festive season, she was heard on a number of media platforms. She was on Awake, eTV and also hosted a programme on Radio Gold. She was also at the 2012 Ghana Movie Awards and was on the red carpet, looking extremely beautiful in her outfit. 
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Top Ghanaian Actress Hides Pregnancy

Rumours making the rounds indicate that one of Ghana’s top movie actresses, whose name is being withheld, is heavily pregnant and she has been in hiding because of that. NEWS-ONE sources said she doesn’t want the public to know about her pregnancy hence she has been hiding. Weeks ago, she finalized plans to travel out of the country to secretly deliver there. NEWS-ONE is followin

Award Winning Ghanaian Actress Lydia Forson Joins South African Hit Series, Scandal

Celebrated Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson is definitely making a crossover to the South African movie scene following reports that she is joining the cast of the country’s hit TV series, Scandal.
Scandal is a South African television soap opera produced by Ochre Media about people who work for the fictitious Johannesburg-based newspaper The Voice, with their pressurized deadlines, the chaos of breaking news, the fight for increased circulation and advertisement, and their (no longer) private lives and personal angst. It is shown on eTV South and Ghana as well. The award winning Ghanaian actress, according to unconfirmed reports had already touched down in South Africa to join the other cast members for the series. “She left Ghana Sunday night,” sources said. Other details about her role on Scandal are yet to be confirmed. Efforts to personally reach the one time African Movie Academy Awards Best Actress yesterday proved futile. Her phone contacts were not going through. However Ghanaians …

Musician & Presenter, Jon Germaine Endorses Yvonne Okoro

It is always difficult for a celebrity to stick their neck out to publicly endorse the brand of a fellow celebrity. However top Ghanaian musician & presenter, Jon Germaine dammed the consequences when he publicly endorsed the acting prowess of popular actress Yvonne Okoro, stressing that she is one of the few natural actors Ghana has produced.

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Luckie Lawson Looks Good In Walter Baker Dress

Star actress Luckie Lawson added style to beauty when she popped up at the premiere of fellow actress, Yvonne Okoro’s first produced movie titled, The Contract. Luckie looked her best during the night. She wore a multicolored Walter Baker dress to match with her Tory Burch bag and shoes. The beautiful actress has been out of the news for awhile. Later last year, she maintained some kind of low profile after she returned from the United States to bury her granny. But sources told NEWS-ONE that she was involved in a number of movies and had been busy on set. Currently she is preparing for her next personal production and also busy with her restaurant business. Luckie has already produced two movies, Silence Is Golden and Familiar Strangers. But sources close to the actress said her next production will be a total deviation from the normal movie production.

Nana Amankwa Returns From UK With ‘Ekaa De’

Nana Amankwah Tiah otherwise called Oterans is another award winning gospel musician based in the UK. He is about to take Ghana’s gospel music industry by surprise with his debut gospel album titled, Ekaa De. Songs on the album are not just interesting but inspirational, with great messages to win souls for Christ and also encourage believers to remain in the Lord. Nana started singing at a tender age. He considered going commercial when he and some friends recorded their first songs and sent it to Big Ben to listen in 1994. However their aspirations were not met. In 1998, he found himself doing rap music with Okuraseni Samuel and others including one, Sly Cobby. Later, he sat down and decided to do gospel music. “I went ahead to do a mix album made up of gospel, highlife and funeral songs. But my friends encouraged me to take a particular genre of music and do.So I decided on gospel.” Officially Ekaa De literally meaning, “nearly” is his first gospel album. It is an inspirational seven…

I’m Choosy with Scripts - Constance Okoro

One may think that because she has not done many movies in Nollywood, beautiful Nigerian actress Constance Okoro will accept any script that comes her way. But she says ‘hell no.’ She tells NEWS-ONE in an exclusive interview that she does not cast for just any movie. Though she has not done many movies, she has rejected some scripts in the past. “I for one, if I wanted to do something it has to be standard movie, strategic and challenging. If I don’t get such scripts, I kind of relax. I am ready to do more movies but it has to be standard, then I will be part of it,” she said. From Imo State, Constance is described as an amazing actress. She brings some freshness to Nollywood and is gradually making a name for herself. She started school at Our Lady of Fatima Primary School and then to Federal Government Girls College before going to University of Lagos. She studied Business Administration but ended up enjoying a career in showbiz. Now an actress and also a business woman who is into buyi…

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Six-Packs Galore @ Face Of Exopa 2012

The final edition of the Exopa New Faces reality show dubbed Face of Exopa 2012 came off with all the fashion excitement one could imagine.
It could be described as the mother of all shows put up by the Exopa modeling agency within last year. It was a night of amazing modeling, tight catwal

Why Dencia Failed Ghanaian fans

Hot U.S-based songstress, Dencia was supposed to visit Ghana for the first time during Christmas but she couldn’t make it as promised.
The beautiful musician, actre