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Stevie Wonder is moving to Ghana

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"I wanna see this nation smile again. And I want to see it before I leave to travel to move to Ghana because I'm going to do that."

Singer Stevie Wonder is moving to Ghana.

File image - Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian attend the WSJ. Magazine Innovator Awards on Nov. 6, 2019, in New York. Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, from Kanye West after 6 1/2 years of marriage.

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She filed for divorce less than three months later, though was still legally married in 2012 when she and West, a friend for years who had paid tribute to her in his songs, became a couple, and she became pregnant.

“Kimye” is kaput.

Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce from Kanye West Friday after 6 1/2 years of marriage, court records show. The move brings an impending end to one of the most followed celebrity unions of the 21st century — the marriage of a reality TV superstar and a hip-hop and fashion phenomenon with four kids, a vast fortune to split and even more fame.

Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson. Image credit - entertainment tonight

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In a lengthy social media post, Justin Timberlake says that he wants to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson “because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”

File image - Mr. Benson Boateng, also known as “Funny Face”.

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DSP Oppong denied the allegations that the Comedian was brutalised by the police, saying “the Comedian failed to state the true facts of the case”.

The Central Regional Police Command has assured the public of swift investigations into the alleged discharge of firearms without lawful authority by ace Comedian, Mr. Benson Boateng, also known as “Funny Face”.

Bisa Kdei’s soundtrack on “Jingle Jangle” earns NAACP nomination

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The 52nd edition of the awards event would air on BET, CBS, and MTV on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Bisa Kdei’s “Asew” remix soundtrack in American Christmas film “Jingle Jangle” has been nominated for the 2021 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NACCP) Awards.

Shatta Wale issues cease-and-desist warning to political actors. File image

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Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has issued a cease-and-desist notice to individuals regarding the use of his songs, pictures and brand in any political campaign activity.

I was discouraged several times – AY Poyoo

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“I know most doctors are handsome but with the kind of face I have, I couldn’t just become a doctor because I would have scared the patients.

Comedian/musician AY Poyoo has revealed he encountered a lot of discouragement when he started his music career but kept pushing because he knew something big would happen.

Berima Amo scores deal with high-end trumpet maker Schagerl

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In fact, only two of its Spyder trumpet model are made in a year because it takes six months to make just one trumpet.

Amsterdam-based Ghanaian artiste Berima Amo has attained another major feat in his quest to promote African music by signing an endorsement deal with Austrian trumpet makers Schagerl.

Meet the Ghanaian filmmaker who worked on Beyoncé’s Black is King

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David Boanuh is a Ghanaian filmmaker and his latest work is on Beyoncé’s visual album ‘Black is King’ — a 2020 American musical film directed, written and executive produced by American singer and songwriter Beyoncé.

Media today lack professionalism and maturity - Kwami Sefa Kayi

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“Now everything is about insults, throwing shades at people etc. I wasn’t brought up like that, my being, my constitution doesn’t allow me to subscribe to that kind of media work.

After being in the industry for about 25 years, Celebrated broadcaster, Kwami Sefa Kayi popularly known as Chairman General, has bemoaned the loss of professionalism and maturity in the media.

I do not base my entry into politics on my numbers on Social Media - John Dumelo

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Asked whether he commercializes his followers, he responded that he does not. He maintained that it is to relate to his fans.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon, John Dumelo, has discredited the assertion that he is in politics because of the number of followers he has on Social Media.

I used to be a Mass Server - John Dumelo. Image credit - Kuulpeeps

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He made it known that it all started when he starred in his maiden movie, entitled Baby Thief, in 1991.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon, John Dumelo, has disclosed that he was a mass server in his formative years at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Tema.

COVID-19 has been challenging - Akesse Brempong

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Akesse noted that the expectation of the lovers of his music should be great Gospel music of hope and the message of Christ.

Akesse Brempong has revealed that musicians are losing revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Comedian DL Hughley COVID-19 positive after fainting onstage. File image

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“I also tested positive for COVID-19, which blew me away," he says in the video. "I was what they call asymptomatic. I didn't have any symptoms, the classic symptoms.”

Comedian D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after collapsing onstage during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gianna Floyd, the 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd

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West's representative said he established a 529 education plan to fully cover college tuition for Gianna Floyd, the 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd.

Kanye West has made a $2 million donation to support the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, a representative for West told CNN.

Tommy Annan-Forson and Kweku Sakyi-Addo

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According to sources at MAX FM 89.7, Mr Annan-Forson will host Country Express, a country music show between 7 am and 9 am on Sunday.

Veteran broadcasters Tommy Annan Forson and Kwaku Sakyi-Addo will rekindle a long-running romance with radio this June when they return to the airwaves to host shows at new radio stations.

I have always been NPP - Obour. Image credit - powerfm

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The "konkontiba"crooner in an interview with Godfred Akoto Boafo on Citi TV's Face To Face show noted that he has always coveted the NPP but he has just not been an active supporter.

The former president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffuor, popularly known as Obour in the music industry has openly professed his long affection for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

NYC's Just Sam is the new American Idol

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For all the ones who have an “impossible dream”

From subway singer to America's favorite, Just Sam of New York City is the new American Idol!

Nana Yaa Brefo Quits Multimedia Group. Image credit - Adomtv

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According to some social media enthusiasts, she was unprofessional in her dealings with regard to the interview.

Host of Adom TV's Badwam programme, Nana Yaa Brefo, has resigned from Adom TV, a subsidiary of the Multimedia Group.

KiDi Turned Away From Accra FM’s Studio for Lateness

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The Accra Academy and University of Ghana product made his presence known in the music industry when he participated and won the 2015 edition of the MTN Hitmaker Competition.

Ghanaian music sensation, Dennis Nana Dwamena, known in showbiz circles as KiDi was recently turned away from the Studios of Accra FM, by the host, Nana Romeo, for reporting late for an interview.

Caroline Sampson severs ties with YFM

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The Mfantsiman Girls' Secondary School alumna cut her teeth in the Ghanaian media space after participating in the third edition of the Ghanaian reality television pageant, Miss Malaika in 2005.

Radio presenter and television host, Caroline Sampson, has brought to an end, her working relationship with Accra based radio station, YFM.

Multimedia Sacks Naa Ashorkor

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She used the opportunity to motivate all who have lost their jobs or income not to lose hope in these trying times.

Actress and host of Rhythmz A-Z on Joy FM, a subsidiary of the Multimedia Group, Naa Ashorkor, has been given the boot by her employers.

Jon Germain (L) and Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD) quit Starr FM. Image credit - Pulse Ghana

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Their exits continue the trend of high-profile radio personalities who have left the firm in droves over the past three years.

Broadcasters Jon Germain and Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD) have quit the Excellence in Broadcasting (EIB) Network after five years as radio presenters on Starr FM.

Kobina Ansah's "Emergency Wedding" Postponed Indefinitely

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His theatre outfit, Scribe Productions, started preparations for Emergency Wedding last year. It has, however, become expedient for the event to be rescheduled due to the safety and health of audience.

If there was any time Kobina Ansah's tagline for his play, Emergency Wedding, was relevant, then that time will be now ~ Man has his timelines but God has the clock.

A Scribe Productions Campaign Against Covid-19 Narrated in the Ga Language

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As part of its corporate social responsibility, Scribe is out there to sensitize Ghanaians on how to fight the deadly virus. It has put out campaign videos in two (2) local dialects ~ Ga and Ewe~ and another in English.

Over the past few weeks, coronavirus has wreaked a lot of havoc across the globe of which Ghana is no exception. Taking advantage of the current lockdown, Scribe Productions has launched an "ALL OR NONE" campaign to encourage Ghanaians to adhere to the safety precautions laid out by the government.

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.

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