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DKB’s Hot Slap Gets Zainab’s Affection For Ghana?

It is becoming obvious that the hot slap DKB gave Sierra Leonean top model Zainab in last year’s Big Brother house has won her affection for Ghana or perhaps Ghanaians. This is because the tall beautiful model often seems cruise into Ghana at the least opportunity since the reality show ended. Reasons are hard to come by but there is no doubt that Zainab has found something that is attracting her to Ghana. Over the weekend, she was spotted with beauty queen turned lawyer Sandra Ankobiah at the launch of Sarkodie’s Clothing Line dubbed, Sark. She was recognized at the ceremony by emcee KOD, who made a joke of her continuous stay in Ghana and said it could have been influenced by DKB’s slap. She first came to Ghana in August last year for the Glitz Africa Fashion Week. She has since been in and out of the country. After the Glitz Show she reportedly shot her first Ghanaian movie with actress Juliet Ibrahim. There were rumours to the effect that some top Ghanaian producers were …

Photo: Fire Guts Ghanaian Actor Prince David’s Fresh Toyota

Popular Ghanaian actor Prince David Osei had his fresh Toyota car burnt beyond repairs. This happened while The Dead actor was away attending the 2013 edition of the African Movie Academy Awards in Nigeria. He was in Nigeria when he received news of the burnt car. The car reportedly crashed into an electrical pole and into a house before it finally caught fire. Identities of occupants of the car are not readily known, though rumors said they are likely to be his friends and cousins some of whom sustained various degrees of injury.

Prince Tomety Arrives In USA For Leila’s Indie Drama

Award-winning Ghanaian arts director, Prince Tony Tomety, has arrived in the United States of America, for Leila Djansi’s upcoming indie drama, ‘And Then There Was You’.
“He will be working as part of the production design team for the film. I like his work a lot and I think it’s good he explores what opportunities Hollywood may have for his talent which is under-utilized in Ghana,” Leila told NEWS-ONE yesterday about flying Prince Tony to the USA. Prince Tony, a former student of National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), has worked in Ghana’s movie industry as a production designer and arts director for the past eight years. He has worked on a couple of Ghanaian movies that made it to the international market including ‘No Time To Die’, Leila’s ‘Sinking Sands’, and Ties That Bind, ‘Warrior Queen’, and a number of others. He also works on TV commercials and music videos and has a number of awards to his credit, including Best Art Direction award at NAFTI (2006) and Ghana Movie Aw…

Nollywood’s Belinda Effah Thanks Fans For AMAA Recognition

Nollywood actress Belinda Effah says she is still overwhelmed after picking the award for 2013 Promising Actor at the just-ended Africa Movie Academy Awards in Bayelsa, Nigeria, for her role in the movie, ‘Kokomma’. “Thanks to God I won AMAA 2013 Best Promising Actor. I can only thank God. I am still overwhelmed,” she told NEWS-ONE on Wednesday after the award ceremony on Saturday. She said she would have regretted not acting in the movie ‘Kokomma’. “It’s always an honour to work for Royal Academy (the production behind Kokomma). I dedicate the award to God Almighty and special thanks to the writer and producer of the movie, Uduak Oguamanam, Emem Isong and Tom Robson. Shout out to my family and friends. Also special appreciation to my fans and big thank you to the organizers of AMAA Awards,” she added. Belinda Effah competed with equally good actors such as Sumela Maculuva – Virgin Magarida, Joseph Wairimu – Nairobi Half Life, Shonelo Mbutho – Ulanga The Mark and Karoumwi Olakunle – The …

Actor Aki Returns To Africa Movie Awards Without Wedding Ring

After he dazzled spectators with his wedding ring at the 2012 edition of the African Movie Academy Awards, popular Nollywood diminutive actor, Chenedu Ikedieze returned to 2013 AMAAs in Bayelsa State without his wedding ring on. It has been a year since he got married and it is unclear what that means to his marriage. Nonetheless, a wedding ring can be misplaced, forgotten at home or be dropped for various reasons. But it was a fact that the actor’s wedding ring was conspicuously missing on his finger on Saturday night. Last year, he popped up on the red carpet in a pair of grey-coloured trousers, a white shirt and a black blazer which matched with his black shoes. He completed the look with a grey cap. On the red carpet, he kept throwing his hand which had his wedding ring. It might have been conscious or unconscious but it sent diverse messages including a reminder to some women out there that he was now married. The presence of his wife was not noticed last year and was same this year…

Thanks For The AMAA Support-Yvonne Okoro

Actress, Yvonne Okoro, has been thanking all who have supported her six nominations at the just ended African Movie Academy Awards in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

After the award ceremony, which attracted countless controversies, she tweeted on social network, twitter, about how grateful and thankful she was to all manner of people who supported. “…Thanks guys for the wishes and support you gave Contract. Still in the cinemas in Nigeria, run in your heels and sneakers and see it. Love to all,” she tweeted. Yvonne’s ‘Contract’ directed by award winning movie director, Shirley Frimpong Manso, surprisingly didn’t pick any award after six nominations. Some critics said Yvonne was robbed. The Best Actress in Lead role, which was highly tipped for either Yvonne or Rita Dominic, went to South African actress Florence Masebe for her role in the film ‘Elewani’. ‘Contract’s’ lead actor Hlomla Dandala lost the actor in lead role category to the late Nigerian actor, Justus Esiri. Again, the movie lost …

Ghana Actors Guild President Drags GHone TV & Flex Newspaper To Court

The President of the Ghana Actors Guild (GAG), Samuel Nii Odoi Mensah, has filed a law suit against entertainment newspaper, Flex and GHONE Television.
Mr. Odoi Mensah is demanding damages to the tune of GH¢200, 000.00 for what he claims to be defamation of character by the two respondents.
The GAG president says he finds offensive a recent publication by the paper saying that there were rumours alleging he had been involved in an illegal VISA connection.
The publication did not go down well with Odoi Mensah who says he has over the years toiled to protect his name not only as the president of the Ghana Actors Guild, but a seasoned actor.
“I have never met this Osarfo guy before (author of the story), I will not be able to recognize him if I should meet him. I decided not to let them use me to make money for their paper. So I ignored any frivolous publication they make against me; but it has gotten to the barren point; even the frog protest when the waters are too much for it. …I am not…

Spirited Star, Umar Krupp On Set With Nollywood's Mama G

Spirited Actor star Umar Krupp has netted a deal for his Nollywood debut and currently in Nigeria shooting with celebrated Nollywood actors including Mama G.
The movie, ‘James Town’, is expected to blow his career to a higher level.
Umar’s first major in Ghana was Yvonne Nelson’s produced movie, ‘House of Gold’. He played the role of a homosexual and has since described the role as challenging.
He told NEWS-ONE that he took the role because he fell in love with the entire script of ‘House of Gold’. “I wasn’t convinced about playing such a role for my first movie because of what people and the public will think about me but the story was good and I took it...I read the script and fell in love with the story. I took script and I accepted the role,” Umar said.
“It was very difficult switching from being a man to a woman for the long days of shooting. It wasn’t easy to let go the character after the movie,” he said. Umar was one of the finalists selected to represent Ghana in the Spirited Act…

Yaw Siki Can Eat Now –Manager

Tema-based rapper, “Yaw Siki can now walk, talk and eat,” says manager, Charles Adu Koranteng otherwise called MC Coaches.
The ‘Wope Dodo’ crooner was involved in a fatal accident on the Accra-Tema m

Ghana's Leila Djansi Directs Garcelle Beauvais, Others

Garcelle Beauvais has signed on to star in‘And Then There Was You’, an indie drama being directed by Leila Djansi.
Beauvais stars as a teacher who has to pick up the pieces of her life after her husband leaves. When she falls for a new man, she discovers he, too, has possible relationship-ending secrets. Djansi wrote the script. Suzanne Patrick, Ryan Daly and Tim Taylor are producing the movie and Dave Harper is the executive producer. Also in the movie are Lynn Whitfield, Greg Vaughan, Leon Robinson, Kate Nauta and Trilby Glover. Shooting is due to start in May in Los Angeles. The project is being made as a Turning Point Pictures production in association with OHTV, headed by Akin Salami and Michael Djaba. Djansi is a Ghanaian filmmaker who has taken the African movie scene by storm. She wrote and directed the award-winning drama, Ties That Bind. Beauvais most recently appeared as Denzel Washington’s ex-wife in Robert ZemeckisFlight and next plays the first lady to Jamie Foxx’s president…

Jay Ghartey Goes Azonto

Ghanaian-American artiste Jay Ghartey has netted a brace – ahead of the official release of his upcoming second album. The ‘My Lady’ hit-maker is out with yet another promising hit banger, this time a typical up-tempo Azonto number. It is titled ‘Somebody.’ Not only that, he has also dropped what some music pundits have touted as “a beautiful love song,” titled ‘Love You Better.’ The song features the fascinating songbird Juliana Kanyomozi, from Uganda. Juliana is celebrated in many circles as perhaps the East African country’s most decorated contemporary international artiste with many awards and hit songs – such as ‘Say Yes’ and ‘Nabikoowa’ – to her credit. She recently appeared on the remix of Jay’s ‘My Lady.’ Interesting as it may seem, the ‘Somebody’ song promises a lot potential to become one of Jay Ghartey’s greatest records. In an interview with the artiste over why he has taken to Azonto, he explained he did the song for two main reasons. “Although I’m not known for Azonto, I’ve o…

Yvonne Nelson Back On Nollywood Set With Rukky Sanda

Popular actress Yvonne Nelson is currently in Nigeria shooting with one of her best friends and hot Nollywood actresses, Rukky Sanda. This is happening almost a week after she premiered her ‘House of Gold’ movie in Accra. She touched down in Nollywood for the production early this week. She tweeted a picture of herself with Rukky and some musicians on set on Thursday, stating her preparedness for the production. The title of the new production has not been made public yet; but indications are that it is a Rukky Sanda production. The two actresses cum producers are friends and p

Don’t Try Me - Zeal Dares Haters

Zeal, a member of award-winning music group VIP, has sent a stern warning via a new single, to persons who seek his downfall not to dare him because he is “unstoppable.”
Zeal dropped his first single, ‘Human Gyata’ on YFM’s last Wednesday on Sammy Forson’s mid-morning show. Listening to the lyrics in the song, it is obvious the

Funny Face Vodafone Song Thrills As Customer Walks Away With GH¢10,000

Ace Ghanaian Comedian Funny Face has recorded one of the funniest and most exciting promo songs in Ghana for telecommunication giant, Vodafone. The promo song, which is the remix version of his ‘My Car’ song released earlier this year, features Dr. Cryme’s voice and has some interesting punch lines about the telecommunication company’s ‘Cool Chop’ promotion to reward its cherished customers. Last Wednesday, the song caught on with Vodafone customers and music listeners when the Vodafone team visited Ashaiman as part of its weekly giveaway promo dubbed Vodafone Cool Chop Promotion. Funny was not at the function but his song excited onlookers who came around to watch the Vodafone team reward its customers. One Isaac Bonsu walked away with A Galaxy Smartphone while another winner, Toufiq Ahmed Mustapha, also received an LED TV for texting to short code 4141 to win a prize. Linda Lorwia also received a cheque for GH¢10,000. After receiving her reward, she told the audience who witnessed the…

Yvonne Nelson Becomes First Ghanaian Actress To Get Twitter Verification

Popular Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson has taken her popularity to the next level as her @yvonnenelsongh account on social network, Twitter was over the weekend verified. One’s twitter account is verified with a blue verified badge on the Twitter profile.  Verification is currently used to establish authenticity of identities on Twitter. The verified badge helps users to discover high-quality sources of information and trust that a legitimate source is authoring the account’s Tweets. Unconfirmed reports claimed that twitter account holders with large followers get verified. Yvonne Nelson is the first in Ghana’s movie industry to have her account verified. As of yesterday, she had 95333 followers. The twitter verification follows the premiere of her latest movie, ‘House of Gold’, and textile giant Printex honouring her for her contribution to Africa’s film industry. But Yvonne wasn’t the only Ghanaian to get verification last weekend. R2Bees (@r2bees), E.L. (@ELrepGH), D-Black (@DBLACKGH) …

Kwaw Kese Signs Younger Brother Onto His Record Label

Popular Ghanaian rapper and ‘Abodam’ crooner Kwaw Kese has signed his younger brother, Buda and another hip life artiste, Bra Kweku, onto his Mad Time Entertainment Record Label.
The deal is Mad Time Entertainment’s second signing being made public since it was established some years ago. Its first contract was with rapper Okra Tom Dwidie, whose deal reportedly expired years ago. The amount involved in the new deal with Buda and Bra Kweku has not been made public. But sources said both sides were comfortable with the deal. Currently, Buda and Bra Kweku are promoting their singles under Mad Time Entertainment. Mad Time Entertainment is no doubt one of the popular and enterprising record labels in Ghana. It is owned by the rapper who is tagged as the ‘king of the streets’ because he appeals to the ‘streets.’ Indeed, the label has proven to be one of the best and has stood the test of time.

Jay Quayson Drops ‘Game Over’

Ghana’s Hip life industry has welcomed another songwriter, singer and performer Jay Quayson as he debuts his single ‘Game Over’ which features ‘Lapaz Toyota’ crooner Guru. Known in real life as Mark Kojo Quayson, he ha

US -Based Ghanaian Group Star Fire Returns Home

Years after staying in the US, Star Fire, a Ghanaian US-based hip-hop/hiplife group made up of Kingsley Nyarko (Phresh Biggs) and Snow B, will be returning home to prove to its motherland what it has to offer.
Phresh Biggs and Snow B have been in the US music industry for a while and they have an independent label called Star Fire Entertainment. They are currently looking forward to express their love for music throughout the world, especially their motherland (Ghana). They are planning to come down soon and what they are telling Ghanaian music lovers is that they should expect a new brand of hip-life, hip-hop and Azonto from them soon.
 Credit: NEWS-ONE

Printex Honours Yvonne Nelson

Popular actress Yvonne Nelson was on Saturday night honored with the Printex Gowoman Award by textile giant, Printex Limited, for her contribution towards the growth of the African film industry as an actress and a producer

I Will Handle Entertainment Cases -Sandra Ankobiah

The long-standing hope among stakeholders of the showbiz fraternity that Ghana’s entertainment industry would get the services of qualified lawyers who understand the business of entertainment has gotten a boost, as Sandra Ankobiah, host of Fashion 101, has been called to the Ghana bar, and is now a lawyer. Speaking in an exclusive interview with NEWS-ONE,Sandra Ankobiah opened her arms to handling cases pertaining to entertainment and not just other cases. “Why not, I will handle entertainment cases,” she said and promised not to abandon the entertainment industry, especially her Fashion 101, a TV Magazine show. “There is Entertainment Law, and it encompasses all of the legal problems and issues most commonly faced by a variety of related industries, including film, television, radio, music recording, publishing, theater, and sports. The areas of law most frequently associated with this field are intellectual property, agency, antitrust, contracts, and labor and employment. And although…