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‘Stealing’ songs makes you lazy - Rapper Kwame Vibes

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Being in the industry for about four years has opened rapper Kwame Vibes’ eyes to a lot of things he believes are not helping the industry and need to be addressed.

  • “But the question is, where were they expecting them to book? Did they expect them to walk to for instance, Kokomlemle, and ask of the nearest hotel? It doesn’t work like that anymore.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr Akwasi Agyeman, has disclosed that about 80 per cent of hotels in Ghana don’t have websites.

Akuapem Poloo posts bail after two days in jail

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  • Poloo after spending at least two days in jail satisfied the bail conditions of the court - the sum of Gh¢80,000 with three sureties and depositing her passport at the court's registry.

Actress Rosemond Alade Brown, alias Akuapem Poloo has been released from prison on bail pending the final determination of her appeal challenging the 90-day jail term handed her by the Accra Circuit Court.

Why court jailed Akuapem Poloo 3 months for publishing obscene photos

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  • Per the case presented by the prosecution on June 30, last year, Brown, as part of the celebration of her son's seventh birthday, posted her nude picture on her social media handles in which her son was looking directly at her.

Tears, cries for forgiveness and anguish were the order of the day when actress, Rosemond Alade Brown, aka Akuapem Poloo, was sentenced to 90 days imprisonment by the Accra Circuit Court for publishing her nude picture in which she was standing beside her son on social media.

Akuapem Poloo jailed 90-days over nude photo with son. Image credit - starrfm

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  • The court in giving its reasons to buttress the sentence held the view that the action of the accused did not only infringe on the rights of the child. It morally corrupted those who saw the post. It also caused the pride and dignity of the country as a whole.

“Mummy please, Mummy, I beg you, Mummy please” were the words of Actress Rosemond Alade Brown, aka Akuapem Poloo when the court slapped her with a 90 days imprisonment for the publication of a nude picture with her seven-year-old son in June, 2020.

Akuapem Poloo convicted over nude photo with son

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  • The court will now sentence her on her own plea but as a requirement by law, it has to be sure of her state as a woman hence an order for a pregnancy test to be conducted to ensure that she is not pregnant.

Ghanaian actress, Rosemond Alade Brown aka Akwapem Poloo who is facing an Accra Circuit court over the publication of a nude picture with her seven-year-old son in June last year has been convicted on her own plea by an Accra circuit court.

Akuapem Poloo changes plea to guilty, trial starts April 14

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  • Akuapem Polo who has been charged with publication of nude pictures with her seven-year-old son pleaded not guilty when she was first arraigned before the court.

Lawyer for Actress Rosemond Brown popularly known as Akuapem Polo, Kudzo Vortia, says her client will on April 14 change her plea from not guilty to guilty.

Nike sues company that made 'Satan Shoes' with Lil Nas X

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  • The shoes are customized Nike Air Max 97 sneakers that contain red ink and “one drop of human blood” in the sole, according to a website describing the 666 pairs of limited edition shoes.

Athletic shoe maker Nike Inc on Monday sued a New York-based company that produced “Satan Shoes” purported to contain a drop of human blood as part of a collaboration with “Old Town Road” rapper Lil Nas X.

I'm not a fool to shoot expensive music videos - Shatta Wale

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  • However, in his usual blunt manner, he has hit back saying he is not a fool to spend a lot of cash on the videos.

While he is adept at releasing songs, many of which become hits, Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has been criticised for the poor quality of his music videos.

I have shares in my songs with Rufftown Records - Fantana

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  • “Now I can cook, I have learnt a lot and I’m still learning so that part of me is going well,” she explained.

Although she has parted ways with Rufftown Records, a label she was on for about two years, singer Fantana has revealed that she co-owns the songs she released with the outfit.

Hip Hop not for the poor - Gambo

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  • “It is expensive right from the lyrics. You see, in Hip Hop, people brag a lot and you need to have the things to show for it and here in Ghana, not many artistes can afford the lavish lifestyle - houses, cars, ...

Ghanaian Hip Hop artiste, Gambo, has disclosed that the genre is a very expensive one, a reason why the nation cannot boast of too many rappers.

Hammer: A Cross-Cultural Music Producer

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During my school days, I was taught that education (teaching and learning) does not happen in a vacuum, and that there is always a medium through which education happens. Sometimes, this medium is the classroom. At other times, it is the teaching and learning resources used. In the same vein, have you ever heard a music album without a single instrumental – beats or sound? Even in music without any of these, the echoes of the singer’s voice are used to create a harmonious pattern for the music to flow with, to make it worthy of listening to.

Lord Kenya: The Undisputed Rap Heavyweight Champion

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Our parents know what is better for us but, almost all the time nature knows what is best for us and will find a way of getting us to it. This is the case of Abraham Philip Kojo Akpor Kenya, whose parents wanted him to be a lawyer though he had a strong urge of becoming a musician.

Terry Bonchaka: A god made from breast milk. Image credit - mordernghana

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  • Even though life begins at forty, his influence in Ghana’s music cannot be exaggerated and thanks to Boongie Man for holding on to the perpetual flame of Terry Bonchaka's, the god made from breast milk, legacy.

In my quest to immortalize some Ghanaian musicians who made my childhood a joy to behold and a fun to be a part of, I cannot do it without a demigod ‘a god made from breast milk', Terrence Nii Okang Mensah Adjetey Terry Bonchaka. I knew he was made for the stars when he got my father dancing his "Pulele" dance and also enjoying his tunes. Terry Bonchaka remains my father’s all time favorite musician though he heeded to the call of his ancestors some eighteen years ago.

Okomfo Kwadee; A phenomenal rap story teller and a legend

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  • Though some of these songs are more than two decades old they are still relevant in many national discourse. Songs like Adwoa y3 me yere Yaa y3 me mpena, touched on the issue of extra marital affairs, ...

I was surprised the first time I heard that Okomfo Kwadee was called Jerry Anaba, because I never had the slightest doubt that he was an Akan, but when I got to know he was a Northerner I was like, oh wow! I got this shock because of Okomfo's mastery and command over the Twi language and Folklore. Okomfo Kwadee's style of story rapping, a craft he really perfected had both old and young people falling for him; undisputedly he is one of the many faces of Ghana’s rap music in an era where rap was not really accepted in our society and his style to an extent helped cement rap music in our society.

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.