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Afro-Funk Saxophonist Manu Dibango Dies Of COVID-19

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“We are the leg specialists, things have to move, that is how I see music,” he said.

World-famous singer and saxophonist Manu Dibango has died from a coronavirus infection at the age of 86 in France, his management team said on Tuesday.

COVID- 19: Fancy Gadam drops new song to spread awareness

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The single, titled “Corona”, is produced by Dr. Fiza and was sang in the Dagbani Language.

 Muhajid Ahmed Bello, known in showbiz as “Fancy Gadam”, has released a new single aimed at sensitising the masses on the need for self-hygiene during these worrying moments of coronavirus pandemic.

Actor Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus

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Actor Idris Elba has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced Monday.

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years on sex crime convictions

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Weinstein, who declined at trial to take the stand in his own defense, earlier addressed his accusers in court before the judge's decision in an extraordinary 12-minute statement, ...

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years on sex crime convictions in New York on Wednesday, following a landmark trial that spotlighted Hollywood power dynamics, predatory sexual violence and complex questions about the nature of consent and coercion.

File image - Okyeame Kwame

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“I am not a record company but an artiste trying to survive and the best I can do for these young ones is to guide them in any way ...

UNDOUBTEDLY, rapper Okyeame Kwame is one of the artistes who have managed to stay relevant after years in the music industry.

Government opens ‘Sankofa Account’ for Diaspora

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Mr Ofori-Atta said through the initiative, the government was creating a favourable environment for Africans in the diaspora to make investment contributions into the economy.

The Ministry of Finance has created an investment mechanism to help drive investment into the country from the Diaspora.

FILE - This Sept. 18, 2019 file photo shows Lizzo performing at The Met in Philadelphia. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

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Outside of music, Lizzo has won over fans for promoting body positivity and denouncing fat shaming.

 Breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press.

File image - Shatta Wale

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Shatta insisted that his 15 percent is more acceptable.

Iconic reggae-dance hall musician and producer, Shatta Wale (Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr.) says there is no way government could have scored 72 per cent in its delivery when there is suffering among the masses.

3 Similarities Between Emergency Wedding And An Unplanned Christmas

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Plan your expenses. Track everything you spend on. Spend in this season with next month in mind. Making merry is sweet but life after the merriment shouldn’t be sour!

Christmas is here again and we are all excited to be alive to see the year come to a fruitful end. There is an umpteen of events to attend. Especially in this year of return, there are a lot of activities to spend on… and that’s what makes it dangerous if this Christmas was an unplanned one for you.

My ‘sins’ have been forgiven - Lord Paper

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“I’m happy I came out to explain myself a few months ago since the situation is much better now.

HAVING realised how competitive the music industry is, Hip Hop musician, Lord Paper, took a rather unpopular path to fame when he released what has best been described as a pornographic video for his single, Awurama in 2017, a move which made a lot of headlines and put him in the spotlight.

Sex for favours no big deal - singer Meesha

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“I don’t find anything wrong with people using what they have to get what they want, once they are okay with it and feel what is in it is worth going for.

WHEN the BBC documentary on sex for grades at universities across Africa, including the University of Ghana broke, it might have sparked outrage but not many people were surprised because the practice seems to be pervasive in all spheres of society.

Nigerian film director and actor Genevieve Nnaji

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I am the director of Lionheart. This movie represents the way we speak as Nigerians. This includes English ...

Nigerian film director and actor Genevieve Nnaji has protested against the disqualification of her film, Lionheart, from Oscar's Best International Feature Film category.

Have you heard? Scribe Productions is auditioning this Sunday!!!

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Ahead of their stage plays next year, Scribe is giving an opportunity to new talents to audition.

Producers of the stage plays: “This Family Is Not For Sale Season 1 and 2, I Want To Sue God, My Wife in law, Tribeless, and The Boy Called A Girl” are auditioning this Sunday and you have to give it a shot!!!

I’m the only serious and business minded artiste in Ghana – Shatta Wale

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Asked if there was no other person in the industry he would consider serious, Shatta had this to say: “I don’t know who to mention. I can’t mention any.”

Award-winning dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, has explained that his constant criticism of his fellow artistes and for that matter, the Ghanaian music industry is because of his desire to see the industry thrive on the global stage.

I was molested four times - actress Juliet Ibrahim reveals

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"Over here, it is sisters over bros. Never hurt another woman for the love of a man. If he could hurt and abandon her, he will do the same, even worse to you.

Actress Juliet Ibrahim has revealed that she was molested four times including once when she only an eight-year-old.

Kobina Ansah (L) with Uncle Ebo Whyte

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Kobina Ansah is a young playwright who has six great plays to his credit.

The Ghanaian theatre industry has been bursting at its seams with great plays over the last few years.

Berla Mundi departs EIB, joins Media General

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As the Akan adage goes, ‘wo te faako a, wo te w’ade3 so’ meaning one needs to be on the move if they want to succeed,” she said.

After an initial hitch, media personality, Berla Mundi, is finally leaving the EIB Network, where she has worked for the last five years, to pitch camp at Media General’s Adesa We and she told Showbiz last weekend that she was relishing the experience.

Gana to be sold this weekend!

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Nyansapo Productions has staged beautiful works over the years including If God Is Ghanaian, Flagstaff House, The Ladder and Gallery of Comedies.

Nyansapo Productions in partnership with the National Theatre of Ghana returns this weekend with another rib-cracking and jaw-breaking comedy, Gana 4 Sale.

Sandra Apperty

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“This song, Jabulani, a Zulu word which means “In God I rejoice”, is a testimony to tell the world what God has done in my life.”

Ghanaian Gospel musician, Sandra Apperty, known in showbiz circles as Casandra, has revealed that her new song ‘Jabulani’ (In God I rejoice) is her testimony to tell the world about what God has done for her.

Kwaw Ansah opens museum in Sekondi tomorrow

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The Bisa Aberwa Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the black race, promoting African values and celebrating pan-African heroes.

Renowned fillmmaker, Kwaw Ansah, will formally inaugurate his Bisa Aberwa Museum at Nkotompo, Sekondi, in the Western Region on Sunday, July 28.

Do you know Beyonce? - Shatta Wale quizzes 'hypocritical' Sarkodie

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However, the controversial musician believes not everyone congratulating him is genuinely happy about ...

Lots of congratulatory messages have poured in for dancehall artiste Shatta Wale since it was revealed that he would be featured on Beyonce's upcoming album titled, The Lion King: The Gift..

Shattayonce: Listen to Beyonce's Already featuring Shatta Wale

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Beyoncé curated and produced the supplementary album for the remake of iconic The Lion King movie.

It's been barely 24 hours since Beyoncé released her eagerly anticipated new album titled, The Lion King: The Gift and some Ghanaians can't get enough of track 19 which features dancehall artiste Shatta Wale.

Collaboration promotes unity says D Cryme

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The Kill Me Shy artiste said there was no need for artistes to compete among themselves but do more ...

Hiplife artiste, D Cryme is urging his colleagues to collaborate to prevent the unnecessary beefs crippling unity among artistes.

Govt doesn’t owe creative industry support — Ebo Whyte

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“If we keep our hopes in the government to turn our fortunes around, we will be very much disappointed because that will ...

Players in the Creative Arts industry have for years bemoaned what they say is a lack of support from successive governments but renowned playwright, Uncle Ebo Whyte says government is not necessarily obliged to provide for the sector.

Livingstone Etse Satekla, known in showbiz circles as Stonebwoy. File photo

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In addition to that, he is facing another charge of threatening the public peace, which he has been charged together with Shatta Wale.

Dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, known in showbiz circles as Stonebwoy has been charged in court for displaying firearms in public without permission from the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy (R) arrested. Image credit - graphiccomgh

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They referred to Section 7 of the Arms and Ammunition Act 1972, which focuses on control of public display of arms or ammunition.

The Accra Regional Police Command yesterday afternoon arrested Charles Nii Armah Mensah, known in showbiz circles as Shatta Wale, and Livingstone Etse Satekla, also known as Stonebwoy, in connection with the disturbances that rocked the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) in the early hours of Sunday.

Kuami Eugene won three awards on the night; Highlife Artiste of the Year, Producer of the Year and Album of the Year

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Although the Artiste of the Year and Vodafone Song of the Year winners were not announced on the night, many of the deserving artistes took home the new plaques designed for this year.

The 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) may be remembered for all the drama between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy but what must be noted is that it was a celebration of the hard work our musicians put in in the year under review.

10 Amazing Quotes In “The Boy Called A Girl” That Will Get You Thinking!

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Aside the enthralling music and dance that the play is laced with, Kobina Ansah has littered the piece with some thought-provoking quotes that will set everybody thinking so deeply about life. Here are a few;

This July promises to be amazing as Ghanaian playwright, Kobina Ansah, is set to unveil his new suspenseful play, THE BOY CALLED A GIRL. The 11-cast family play, set in a dance studio, is pregnant with a great plot that will hurl its audience into a new world of bewilderment.

Ghanaian afropop, dancehall and reggae artiste Livingstone Etse Satekla alias Stonebwoy. File image

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Another interesting category would be the Song of the Year, where Ghanaians would get to know the song which ruled the airwaves in the year under review, out of this list, Kwani Kwani Pt2 by Tic, Sarkodie’s Can’t Let You Go, ...

The Accra international Conference Centre (AICC) will be the centre of attraction today as music lovers gather to announce the ‘overlord’ of Ghana music at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

Chris Attoh with Bettie Jenifer. Image credit - graphiconline

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On Sunday, police said Jenifer was also married to 47-year-old Kedrick Jenifer, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for importing large amounts of cocaine into Baltimore from Texas.

A Maryland woman who was gunned down while leaving her office this past Friday and was later identified as the wife of Ghanaian actor, on-air personality, and producer Chris Attoh was married to two different men simultaneously, one of whom is a convicted Baltimore drug lord, police said Sunday

Chris Attoh with Bettie Jenifer. Image credit - graphiconline

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Last week, he sparked speculation on social media that all was not well with his second marriage after deleting all of Bettie’s pictures from his social media pages.

A woman identified as Bettie Jenifer, who was shot dead in a Greenbelt, Maryland, parking lot has been identified as the wife of Ghanaian actor, on-air personality, and producer Chris Attoh.

Tinny takes a dig at Kwaw Kese for allegedly threatening to beat him up

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He added that Kwaw should prove him wrong by releasing hits after hits or better still challenge him to a rap contest since they are both rappers.

Hard hitting Ga rapper, Nii Addo Quaynor, known in the Ghana music industry as Tinny, has jabbed his fellow rapper, Kwaw Kese for allegedly threatening to beat him up.

I am not ready to manage any artiste – EL

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There have not been a lot of success stories of artistes managing other artistes in Ghana and perhaps that is why rapper, EL, says the last thing he wants to do is go into management.

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.

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