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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.


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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.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein (M) arrives at the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, May 25, 2018. Image credit - abcnewsgo

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He was subsequently arrested, processed and charged with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for alleged incidents involving two separate women, police said.

Harvey Weinstein turned himself into police in New York City this morning to face rape and sexual misconduct charges, before being released on $1 million cash bail and fitted with a GPS tracking device.

Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

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Several women alleged that he made frequent comments about their bodies, or would stare at them in ways that made them feel uncomfortable. CNN spoke to 16 people about Freeman; eight said they had experienced harassment or inappropriate behavior,

 Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional settings.

Harvey Weinstein to turn himself in to face criminal charges

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Weinstein has been under criminal investigation in connection with the allegations of two women, Lucia Evans and actress Paz de la Huerta.

Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein will turn himself into New York City police Friday to face criminal charges brought by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, sources familiar with the case told ABC News.

Freddy Blaze drops “ADIZA”

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The hit single, Adiza, features popular Kumawood actor/musician Lil Win and Young Chorus.

Multi-talented highlife/contemporary highlife artist, Freddy Blaze, finally drops his second single track this year.

VGMA 2018: Patapaa apologizes to CharterHouse for recent outburst

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He welcomed the suggestion of collaborating with Fancy Gadam on a song though the latter had initially shot down the idea.

Hiplife artiste Justice Amoah, popularly known as Patapaa in showbiz has apologized profusely to the organizers of the 19th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Charterhouse, for his outburst at the just ended awards ceremony.

File image - Popular Northern-based act Fancy Gadam arrives home to a heroic welcome from his fans.

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He also espoused that he has the most loyal fan base in Ghana. According to him, his fans love and believe in him.

Winner of the 19th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Most Popular Song of The Year Award, Mujahid Ahmed Bello, with the stage name Fancy Gadam has watered down any possibility of collaborating on a song with 'One Corner' hitmaker, Patapaa by stating that Patapaa is not talented.

VGMA 2018: Hammer Questions Criteria For Selecting Most Popular Song Of The Year

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Hammer believes the process used to determine the winner is wrong because votes can be bought and voters can also embark on a heavy voting spree.

Music producer, Edward Nana Poku Osei, who goes by the name Hammer in showbiz circles has critically questioned the process used in awarding the most popular song of the year.

Freddy Blaze set to release another hit

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Freddy Blaze is a young talented musician Ghana should watch out for. His talent and passion is enough to conclude that he's a genius to make a mark.

Frederick Boakye, Known in the entertainment fraternity as Freddy Blaze, is set to release another hit track soon. This would be his second track this year.

2018 VGMA Awards: Patapaa alleges money exchanged hands

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In an interview with Joy News, the One Corner hitmaker asserted that awards should be given on merit and not to people who can pay for it.

Hiplife Musician, Justice Amoah, popularly known as Patapaa, has lashed out at organizers of the 19th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, by alleging that money exchanged hands in the award of the Most Popular Song of The Year.

VGMA 2018 winners; Ebony Reigns crowned Artiste of the Year

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Aside the Artiste of the Year Award, Ebony Reigns won two other awards, Album of the Year with Bonified, Afro Pop Song of the Year with Sponsor in addition to her Maame Hwe song which won her manager Bullet, the Song Writer of the Year award.

Dancehall artiste Ebony Reigns was crowned posthumously as the Artiste of the Year on the night the whole music industry in Ghana gathered to reward those who did well in 2017 and are deserving of picking awards at the 19th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).

Stephanie Benson slams GH men - for intimidating female acts with hypocrisy

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Celebrated Jazz and Soul singer, Stephanie Benson, has hit out at Ghanaian men for what she describes as their hypocritical nature which forces female artistes into behaving in a certain manner.

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