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File image: Sarkodie (L) and Shatta Wale (R) perform together in this undated image.

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The record label of rapper Sakodie, SarkCess Music has parted ways with its 2017 signee, Strongman.

Actress Akofa Edjeani

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“A country without culture is a generation with no past knowledge of their history, therefore, this generation must be reoriented on the past history of the land,”

Veteran actress Ms Akofa Edjeani has called on government to enforce the National Film Authority (NFA) Law to ensure that the art industry is imbibed with ethics without adopting foreign culture.

Roots Reggae Artiste, African.

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However, the zeal to do music became pronounced when His Majesty appeared on a wall and told him not to doubt himself but rather go out and do music.

Roots Reggae Artiste, African, is poised to revive Reggae music in Ghana.

Gov't has neglected poetry sector – Laud De Poet

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Poet, Laud Halm-Quartey, known as Laud De Poet, agrees with this claim and has lamented that the government has unfortunately neglected the sector.

When discussions about the creative arts industry come up, it is the music and movie industries that are focused on.

I make money because I am loud – Rosemond Brown

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“Ghanaians want someone who is controversial and has a lot of followers. If you are not loud no one wants to do business with you because there is no news around you.

You may not like actress Rosemond Brown popularly known as Akuapem Polo for her utterances and behaviour but that does not bother the young woman who says she is making a lot of money for being loud.

Shatta Wale and Andy Dosty (R). Image credit - Pulse Ghana

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The two, who had a great friendship over the years, with Shatta Wale gifting the presenter $1000 last year, had a falling out earlier this year.

Host of Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Andy Dosty, has revealed that he has forgiven Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale with whom he had been feuding recently.

R. Kelly Released From Jail After Making Bail on Sexual Abuse Charges

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Earlier on Monday, Mr. Kelly appeared in Cook County criminal court in an orange prison jumpsuit with “DOC” printed on the back, and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The R&B singer R. Kelly was released from a Chicago jail Monday, three days after he surrendered to face 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

R. Kelly, seen in his mugshot after surrendering to Chicago police on Feb. 22, 2019, has been indicted on 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse. CPD

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The 52-year old embattled star, whose given name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, had turned himself into Chicago police late Friday. A booking photo showed Kelly in a black hooded sweatshirt sporting a salt-and-pepper beard.

A Chicago judge ordered $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday after the singer was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse.

Singer R. Kelly charged with sexually abusing teenage girls

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In 2008, the singer was tried and acquitted on child pornography charges in Chicago.

Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly was charged on Friday with criminal sexual abuse of at least three girls under 17, a prosecutor said, following years of allegations against the 52-year-old R&B singer.

Jussie Smollett is pictured in a police mugshot after being charged with making a false police report. Image credit - Chicago Police Department

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The weeks-long investigation into the alleged hate crime attack –- an alarming account that sizzled with a spectrum of hot button issues ranging from race, sexuality and politics to crime and celebrity -- riveted and distressed a deeply-divided nation.

A Chicago judge set Jussie Smollett's bond at $100,000 on Thursday and ordered him to surrender his passport, hours after a remarkable Chicago Police Department press conference in which Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson blasted the 'Empire' star, saying that Smollett's alleged staging of a hoax attack was a "publicity stunt...to promote his career."

Jussie Smollett charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing false report after allegedly staging attack: Police

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"Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter.

Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false report after allegedly staging the attack against himself in Chicago, police and the state attorney's office confirmed to ABC News.

Jussie Smollett participates in the "Empire" panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Aug. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.Willy Sanjuan / Invision/AP file

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Actor Jussie Smollett said two masked men who shouted a homophobic slur at him before attacking him in Chicago last month.

The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by celebrities who spoke out loud and strong on social media.

Cwesi Oteng presents album to Akufo-Addo

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In January this year, the singer said he regretted the decision to endorse Akufo-Addo because it had courted hate for him in certain circles.

Gospel musician Cwesi Oteng has presented a copy of his latest album, titled Anthems, to President Akufo-Addo.

Gloria Osei Sarfo

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Gloria Osei Sarfo and Xandy Kamel had some exchanges on Instagram after the latter removed her underwear on live television during an interview.

CELEBRITY 'beefs' are not new in showbiz but actress, Gloria Osei Sarfo isn't here for that, in fact she has no time for them at all.

Ded Buddy says he is proud of the new generation of artistes

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The likes of King Promise, KiDi, Kuami Eugene, Kwesi Arthur, Darkovibes among others have brought a new vibe to the industry which is exciting music lovers.

The music industry has experienced a lot of vibrancy lately and that can be attributed to a number of young musicians who are doing some amazing things.

Jai White: US actor writes about negative reaction to Ghana visit

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We may call ourselves African Americans but we are truly disconnected from Africa. I say WE because I’m not excluded! I thought “my people” came from South Carolina which I now see, is as stupid as a Chinese man saying his people came from Ohio!

 With the recent pilgrimage to Ghana, I shared with friends a new title given to me by the King of Akwamu, there have been some interesting negative responses from the black community.

File image - Kwadwo Nkansah, popularly known as Lil Win.

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"I always say that a famous person who does not come close to his fans ends up fading away in no time.

Wondering how actor, Kwadwo Nkansah, popularly known as Lil Win has been able to stay relevant since he burst onto the scene about a decade age? Well, he has told Showbiz that one of his secrets is that he is not allowing stardom get into his head.

Efya's Girl Talk was the 'Loudest' concert

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She put up a sterling show and for some people, it was going to be hard to top it but the Best In Me singer delivered an amazing performance again on Friday, December 21 at the National Theatre when the show came off.

‘Untamed’ Samini roars at Saminifest 2018

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Samini also used the occasion to publicly unveil his seventh album, Untamed.

On every stage he has mounted this year, Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Samini, has proven that he is the king of live performances so it stood to reason that the energy and delivery would be extra when it came to his own concert and that's exactly what happened at his Saminifest concert on Saturday, December 22 on the Osu Oxford Street, Accra.

KODA wants gospel artistes to be role models

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Last year for instance, Kumasi based married gospel artiste, Brother Sammy and colleague female gospel artiste, Ohemaa Jacky, made headlines when the latter accused him of getting her pregnant.

The last few years have seen some gospel artistes embroiled in controversies casting a slur on their image and bringing them into disrepute.

I don’t respect anyone in Ghana - Shatta Wale. File image - Shatta Wale

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“Let me make it clear to you, I don’t respect anyone in Ghana”,

Self-acclaimed dancehall king, Charles Nii Armah popularly known as Shatta Wale has threatened to cause calamity in Ghana if Ghanaians do not stop talking about issues concerning him.

Below are some incredulous shots from the opening ceremony:

The 2018 edition of the African Women Cup of Nations tournament kicked off this past Saturday, the 17th November 2018, at Ghana’s Accra Sports Stadium.

5th Annual Ghana Poetry Festival Official Launch!

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The three day festival is set to pull various acts, personalities/dignitaries from all walks of life.

THE organizing committee of this year's Ghana Poetry Festival wholeheartedly declares the 5th ANNUAL GHANA POETRY FESTIVAL officially launched.

Blogger busted for publishing fake news about Lilwin

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Lilwin said he would pursue the case for the publisher because such unsubstantiated reports tarnish the image of celebrities and their businesses.

A female blogger has been busted for publishing a fake news report about Ghanaian actor Kwadwo Nkansah alias Lilwin on her website.

According to the "Kakai" hit-maker, although he has a cordial relationship with the two, it was inappropriate for them to spring a surprise on him in that manner.

Self aclaimed dancehall artist, Shatta Wale has explained that his reason for not allowing Samini and Stonebowy to perform at his ‘Reign’ album launch was due to their failure to inform him of their intention prior to the event.

Phrimpong is a Hybrid of Essence

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...So many issues but the bottle no go end one//Cos when you drink and you booze you go sleep//when you wake same problems go tell you welcome...

Phrimpong is one of the few young Ghanaian rap talents who represent a hybrid of essence, and creative force that is intelligently Afro-conscious —highly revolving around such dynamism in creativity that truly reflects the ideal African philosophy, Pan-Africanism.

File image - Sarkodie

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Sarkodie's verse features some unprintable jabs but the best of his radio-friendly barbs have been reproduced below;

Rapper Sarkodie has jumped to the top of the social media trends in Ghana after releasing a diss track which fires a string of salvoes at dancehall artiste Shatta Wale.

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Just last week, she was one of the performers at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers Summit in New York, USA, where she performed for a number of dignitaries including the President of France, Emmanuel Macron.

At age 10, some children can only dream of attaining big things in future but for Erica Tandoh, popularly known as DJ Switch, she is living that dream.

© Loic Venance, AFP | Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu (left) and actresses Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva (right) pose at the Cannes Film Festival on May 9, 2018 during a photocall for the film "Rafiki"

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Judge Wlfrida Okwany ruled that Rafiki could now be shown to "willing adults only" for seven days, a minimum requirement for submitting feature films for the Academy Awards.

A Kenyan court on Friday overturned a ban on Wanuri Kahiu’s “Rafiki” – though for seven days only – allowing the film about a lesbian romance to be considered for the Academy Awards.

Ghana to host All Africa Music Awards

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“Let Ghana carry the rest of the continent in November to tell the Ghana beyond aid story through music,” she said.

Ghana has been nominated as the host country for the Fifth Edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), slated for November this year.

Stonebwoy is an intelligent musician – Pastor Eastwood Anaba

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“Good morning world. This touched my spirit. I can’t explain how. To be named amongst the intelligent by Rev. Eastwood Anaba of @EastwoodAnabaMinistries is actually a responsibility.

Pastor Eastwood Anaba has described Ghanaian musician Stonebwoy as an intelligent person whose work portrays his wisdom.

Eddie Murphy expecting 10th child

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Eddie Murphy is going to be a dad for the 10th time!

The 57-year-old actor is expecting his second child with his longtime girlfriend, Paige Butcher, 39, his rep confirms to ET. The baby is due in December.

This will be the second child for Butcher, who also shares 2-year-old daughter Izzy with Murphy. The comedian, meanwhile, is parents to eight other children from four previous relationships.

Murphy welcomed his first child, son Eric, with ex-girlfriend Paulette McNeely in 1989. His second child, son Christian, was born to ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood in 1990. He and his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell, share five children together: Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola and Bella. The "Shrek" star is also dad to 11-year-old daughter Angel with Spice Girl Mel B.

Murphy welcomed his first child, son Eric, with ex-girlfriend Paulette McNeely in 1989. His second child, son Christian, was born to ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood in 1990. He and his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell, share five children together: Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola and Bella. The "Shrek" star is also dad to 11-year-old daughter Angel with Spice Girl Mel B.

"The brightest part of my life is my kids," Murphy continued. "My relationship with them, and my world revolves around them -- even the old, gray bald ones," he teased.

 

Source: foxnews

3 reasons M.anifest thinks Ghanaian music industry is trash

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Rapper M.anifest has diagnosed three major problems the Ghanaian music industry is facing.

Universal Music Group Signs Stonebwoy

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Ghanaian Afro-soul songstress, Cina Soul, was also announced as a signee with Universal Music Group.

 Universal Music Group (UMG) has signed a record label deal with Ghanaian Afro-Dancehall artiste Livingstone Etse Satekla popularly known as Stonebwoy.

"Gollywood" was Akufo-Addo's idea – Bod Smith

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The new name has, however, been received with criticisms and controversies with a couple of organisations disassociating themselves from the introduction of the name.

The Executive member of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), Bob Smith, has revealed that the new name for Ghana’s film industry 'Gollywood' was suggested by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Positive Vibez High Skuul Network Launched

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The initiative which will focus on talents such as music, dancing, modeling, comedy, poetry etc. will see to the grooming, production, promotion and selling of these talents in order for them to gain a meaningful life.

On the 7th of July 2018, St. Johns Grammar Senior High School witnessed a massive display of talent alongside education on drug abuse and how to manage their talent.

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