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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.

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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