PHOTOS: Becca finally marries

Ghanaian songstress, Becca, has finally tied the knot today.

In the company of close family and industry friends, the artiste said “I do” to Tobi Sanni Daniel, a Nigerian who was once Ice Prince Business manager.

The simple but classy traditional wedding was held in a coded location at Airport, Accra.

The ceremony was attended by family, close friends and personalities in the Ghanaian and Nigerian entertainment industry.

About Beeca’s Music Career.

Born Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong, Becca was a contestant on the second season of TV3’s annual singing competition, Mentor.

Her debut studio album, Sugar, was released in 2007; it earned her five nominations at the 2008 Ghana Music Awards. The album’s lead single, “You Lied to Me”, won Record of the Year at the aforementioned awards show.

Becca released her second studio album, Time 4 Me, on 16 May 2013. It features guest appearances from 2face Idibia, M.I, King Ayisoba, Trigmatic, Jay Storm, Akwaboah.

The album was certified 2x platinum by the Recording Industry of Ghana. Becca’s accolades include one Kora Award, one National Youth Achievers Award, four Ghana Music Awards, and three 4Syte TV Music Video Awards.

In 2013, she headlined the annual Girl Talk concert, which started in 2011. Becca was ranked 94 on E.tv Ghana’s 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in Ghana.

Talented 5yrs old Ghanaian-Swiss actress won award in Hollywood

Fast-rising young Ghanaian-Swiss actress Lina Prior has made motherland Ghana proud at just ended ‘The Celebrity Experience’ at Universal Studio in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The natural born talent was awarded ‘TCE Best Kid Commercial Look’ during the award night for her excellent performance in the 7-day talent program.

Lina name first came to limelight with a lead role in TCE UK edition when she was 4 years old and another lead role in TCE LA at the age of 5.

The Celebrity Experience is an interactive talent program for emerging young actors. It gives an opportunity to hopeful stars to film a scene on set with Hollywood director, takes a back-lot tour of a movie studio, participates in workshops with celebrities, producers, and directors and even walk the red carpet.

This year’s event was graced by actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens whose shared her breakthrough story with the young actors.

Click here to watch Lina on set 

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PHOTOS: Shatta Wale discusses partnership with Italian Embassy

Ghanaian musician and the King of African dancehall, Shatta Wale, and his team on Monday 13th August 2018 paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Ambassador of the Embassy of Italy in Ghana, H.E Lorenzo Pinelli at the Embassy of Italy in Accra.

The musician who has been engaging with the relevant stakeholders to drive his youth empowerment initiative was at the embassy to have an insight into the operations of the embassy and also discuss possible areas of partnership with the embassy.

During the meeting, Shatta Wale expressed his desire to work with the embassy and its partners to address pertinent issues affecting both countries and also work on programmes to help strengthen and build the Ghanaian creative arts industry. He further highlighted his planned youth empowerment project aimed at building the capability of the youth to make them self-sufficient.

On his part, Mr Pinelli expressed his appreciation to Shatta Wale and his team for the visit and indicated the readiness of the embassy to collaborate with Shatta Wale at all times to pursue any project of mutual interest.

Italy and Ghana maintain excellent bilateral relations, consolidated by recent political missions at the highest levels.

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#EndTramadolAbuse campaign launched in Sunyani

The nationwide campaign to end the abuse of Tramadol in Ghana has been launched.

It was launched at the Eusbett Hotel, Sunyani on Friday, August 10 as part of activities marking International Youth Day celebration under the theme ‘Safe Spaces for The Youth.’

Named #EndTramadolAbuse, it seeks to highlight dangers involved in abusing the drug, and also provide rehabilitation for persons who want to kick the habit.

The colorful event was attended by officials of National Youth Alliance (NYA) including its Chief Executive Officer, Emmanuel Asigri, staff of GhOneTV and some notable chiefs in Sunyani.

Hundreds of participants at the launch expressed their appreciation to the organizers for the timely initiative and promised to support to ensure a successful campaign.

There was a performance by a cultural troupe in the region.

Nana Aba Anamoah, Project lead of the campaign and News Editor of GhOneTV shared with the audience the inspiration behind the project and her experiences meeting addicts.

The effects of Tramadol have been extensively highlighted on her show ‘State of Affairs’ in the past few months.

In July 201, EIB Network and NYA signed a memorandum of understanding as part of efforts to ensure the success of the campaign.

Asigri disclosed that the authority will facilitate the construction of rehabilitation centers across the country to help addicts.

He shared conversations he had with experts on the way forward.

“We can do whatever it, the education, trying to get people out of it. If we don’t have rehabilitation centers where we can take this people through and then bring them out, it is going to be very difficult for them to get out of it completely.”

Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi, Chief Executive Officer of EIB Network also promised that all resources available will be used to support the campaign.

“From day one, we have taken this up because we believed that we have to spearhead… It is national, I don’t want to call it a disaster but clearly it is something that’s hurting the nation. When “State of Affairs’ in that respect GhOneTV took it upon itself to highlight the abuse of this drug, we all welcomed it.”

The #EndTramadolAbuse campaign is a partnership between EIB Network and National Youth Alliance (NYA).

PHOTOS: Thousands throng ICGC for Ohemaa Mercy’s 2018 Tehillah Experience

Thousands of people thronged the premises of ICGC to have an encounter with God in worship at the 5th edition Ohemaa Mercy’s Tehilla Experience which happened last Sunday, August 12, 2018.

The night saw personalities like sensational actress Nana Ama McBrown, multiple award-winning TV host Stacy Amoateng, Ghanaian gospel singer Abena Ruth, Veteran gospel artiste, Mary Ghansah, Ghanaian singer and former president of MUSIGA, Diana Hopeson, Ghanaian award-winning gospel artiste, Bernice Ofei, and Music producer and engineer Kaywa.

The night which will leave an indelible memory on the minds of patrons began with praises, geography and also saw some wonderful performances from Ohemaa Mercy, Cecy Twum, Moses O.K, Cwesi Oteng, Francis Amo, Elder Mireku, Juanita Bynum, and others.

Paving way for the Maestro Elder Mireku was  Cece Twum who charged the atmosphere with breath-taking worship songs.

Each of the artistes billed for the night was given ten minutes to minister to the people, as some were given extra to fill the place with the holy spirit. The seemingly exited patrons couldn’t stop singing along when each singer was called on stage to perform.

Ohemaa Mercy who was the headline act of the show put a spectacular performance. Dressed in a classy long white dress, the ‘Aseda’ hitmaker started her performance with a low note song. She accompanied her performance with powerful dance moves and carried her fans along throughout her performance.

American singer Juanita Bynum also shined on the night as some fans were anxious to see her outside the auditorium, even though she came later. The crowd was screaming on top of their voices when she started her performance.  Dr. Juanita Bynum in a press conference held on Saturday, August 11 ahead of the Tehilla Experience promised to build a head office of her ministry in Ghana and it will be her home of international ministry.

The ‘Tehillah Experience 2018’ was absolutely free for all and Patrons who attended the show heart desires were fulfilled.

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PHOTOS: Dr. Juanita Bynum arrives in Ghana for Ohemaa Mercy’s Tehillah Experience

Renowned American musician and televangelist, Dr. Juanita Bynum has finally touched down on the soils of Ghana for the 5th edition of Ohemaa Mercy’s Tehillah Experience.

The 59-year-old preacher arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on Thursday evening to prepare for the August 12 encounter. Ohemaa Mercy with the help of her team and the media gave Juanita Bynum a heroine welcome at the Kotoka International Airport when landed in Ghana around 8 pm.

The American International Empowerment Lecturer, Recording Artist, Author, Conference Host and Entrepreneur will join other celebrated Ghanaian gospel singers like Elder Mireku, CeccyTwum, AkeseBrempong, Moses O.K, CwesiOteng, Oware Jnr, Pastor Isaiah and many others at this year’s Tehillah Experience happening this Sunday at the ICGC Calvary Temple off the Spintex Road.

Tehillah Experience is the flagship event for multiple award-winner gospel minister Ohemaa Mercy. As part of the 5 years anniversary celebration thisyear, Ohemaa Mercy will startTehillah Experience tourin Europe and America from August 25 this year.

See photos below.

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Film stakeholders submit Film Act report to Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture

The Committee which comprises of the various movie stakeholders in the Ghana Film Industry (GAG, GAFTA, NAFTI, FDGG, FICAG, FIPAG, NAFTI, Women in Film, Film Distributors and Marketers and ARSOG) have submitted a drafted report on the Development and Classification of Film Act (Act 935).

The Film Act that was passed by the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana after decades of advocacy to repeal and replace the Cinematography Act, 1961 (Act 76), had to be reviewed by a dialogue committee set up by the coalition of stakeholders in the Ghana Film Industry to consider omissions and additions to make the Legislative Instrument (LI) to be fully functional when it is laid before parliament for final approval.

The committee paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Honourable Catherine Afeku to submit the final report on Friday, August 3 after months of soliciting views from other film stakeholders across the country.

Submitting the report to the Minister in her office, the leader of the committee, George Bosompim suggested to the sector Minister for a temporary office for the group to begin its sensitization programme across the country to enable partners in the film industry equip themselves and be abreast with the new changes when parliament finally approves the Development and Classification of Film Act (Act 935) to be fully operationalized.


According to him, the detail report addresses all concerns of the movie industry, providing a more relevant regulatory mechanism for nurturing and regulating the film industry to contribute more significantly to the national socio-economic growth and development process.

The Stakeholders in the Film industry are optimistic that the Legislative Instrument (LI) when laid before parliament will be approved when the House reconvenes.

Honourable Catherine Afeku after receiving the report, assured the committee she will fast track to get Act fully operationalized in earnest.

According to the Minister, when an Authority is established as contained in Development and Classification of Film Law (Act 935), the huge potential in Filmmaking which will lead to job creation and make Ghana a film location and thereby enhancing tourism will be unearthed.

“The main objectives of the Authority are to evolve a dynamic, economically self-sustaining and culturally conscious film industry in the country in the national interest, promote the creation of a conducive environment for the local production, distribution, exhibition and marketing of films and encourage the use of films to project the identity and image of the Republic and its people within and outside the country.

So if we are able to make our case before Cabinet, it then goes to Parliament and there too, we have to make a strong case before the House for an L.I which will help support the industry,”

The Committee which comprises leaders of the various film value chain groups began their work since June 7, 2018 by meeting stakeholders and industry players over the Development and Classification of Film Law (Act 935).

The committee is made up of a member each from Ghana Actors’ Guild (GAG), Distributors & Marketers Association of Ghana, Women in Film and Television (WIFT), Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), Film & Television Crew Association of Ghana (FICAG), Film Directors Guild of Ghana (FDGG), Ghana Academy of Film and Television Arts (GAFTA) and National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) and representative from the Ministry of Toursim, Arts and Culture.

It has been almost two year since the Development and Classification of Bill became law in Ghana.

When finally approved, the Development and Classification of Film Act (Act 935), will establish by this Act a body corporate with perpetual succession to be known as the National Film Authority to pursue the following objectives:

  • evolve a dynamic, economically self-sustaining and culturally conscious film industry in the country in the national interest;
  • promote the creation of a conducive environment for the local production, distribution, exhibition and marketing of films;
  • encourage the use of films to project the identity and image of the Republic and its people within and outside the country;
  • promote and facilitate co-production between local and foreign producers;and
  • regulate foreign participation in the Ghanaian film industry to ensure its benefit to Ghanaian film practitioner.

The committee believe the inauguration of the Governing Board of the National Film Authority will constitute a first major positive step in the operationalization of the Development and Classification of Film law. The Ghana film industry has endure inaction from our duty bearers for too long and we are demanding action now as a matter of right because this is what the law, as enacted, says and any further delay could be interpreted as an infraction on the rights of players in the Ghana film industry as enshrined in the Development and Classification of Film Act, 2016.

PHOTOS: Stonebwoy’s wife, Eli Kharis, Mama Zimbi, OTHERS @ Dzifa Gray & Friends event

The second edition of the Dzifa Gray and Friends Networking Event took place over the weekend on Saturday July 21, 2018 at Kikibees Restaurant/Lounge Bar with attendees describing it as inspiring, stimulating and fun.

They were welcomed to the program by the CEO of Dzifa Gray Creations, Ms Dzifa Gray. The goals of the event were for attendees:to learn from more experienced entrepreneurs and investors, build useful contacts and get ideas, and to help those who, one day in their life, might want to transition from the profit to the non-profit world. The attendees unanimously expressed that they were excited, motivated and inspired by what they experienced at the event.

Eli Kharis (left)

The second edition of the event which promised to be bigger and an improvement of the maiden edition lived up to its expectation  and had amazing speakers such as Madam Nana Yaa Serwaa Sarpong (Channel Manager, Joy Prime), Mr. Kwaku Asare Ofosuhene (Sales and Marketing Consultant), Mr. Peter Richie (Actor, Insurance Consultant, Ambassador-Graft Foundation, MD-Pegdkom Limited), Dr. Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi (Akumaa Mama Zimbi) (Broadcast Journalist & Executive Director, Mama Zimbi Foundation (MZF), Mrs. Ethel A. Marfo (Founder, CEO Junior Shapers Africa), Mrs. Baisiwa Dowuona Hammond (TV Host/Founder & Chair – Pumpkins Foundation), Mr. Michael Mensa-Bonsu (CEO, RED Communications & Chief Editor Agoo Magazine), Mr. Samuel Anim Addo (CEO, Gyan Investments Ghana Limited), Dr. Louisa Satekla (Dental Surgeon, CEO of Denkyi African Sole, Humanitarian), Dr. Williams Anarfi Sarpong (CEO, WASK Group of Companies), Ms. Dorothy Amuah (CEO, Chic Optique& Founder Dorothy’s Hope Breast Cancer Foundation), Ms. Victoria Naa Shika Quaye (CEO, NaaViq Company Limited) and Ms. Zynab Ayesha Passah (Host of the A Show & Events Consultant/Planner, XYZ Events).

Baisiwa Dowuona Hammond

All guest speakers including some personalities such as Ms. Precious KyeiBonsu (Entrepreneur/Publisher & Editor In Chief, Treasure Kids Newspaper), Mr. Adeyemi  Adebayo Yemmeybaba (Celebrity Blogger/Online Writer, Eli Kharis (Broadcast Journalist, GHone TV-EIB Network), Mrs. Zenobia Akua  Arnumu (Trader)  andMr. Wisdom Edward Dzotsi (Civil Engineer, Events MC) were all presented with citations of honor in recognition of their outstanding dedication and professionalism in their various chosen fields of work.

The event had two sessions which was the morning session and the afternoon session with a special kids play zone area which was also created for parents to bring their kids and have fun. Vendor session was also created for businesses to make direct and connect with their customers.

Dzifa Gray

According to the CEO of Dzifa Gray Creations, Ms. Dzifa Gray “through this event attendees had the opportunity to market their businesses and themselves and best of all create connections with the people they met. This event was also all about mutual benefits. How could one offer a service or help another? There would be times when you might need help or advice, and you might want to have built a strong network. More importantly young entrepreneurs who get to attend this event get to learn from more experienced entrepreneurs and investors as well build useful contacts.”

Dr. Louisa Satekla

The event was organized by Dzifa Gray Creations, Smylz Multimedia in collaboration with Ghana Mompreneurs Club and was hosted by media personality and CEO of Dzifa Gray Creations, Ms. Dzifa Gray.

The event was proudly supported by Sonarya Fun Field, Flash Africa, Kare Products, Treasure Kids, NaaViq Company Limited, Mega Mac Stage Effects, Time Square Events, Fruit Daze, Agoo Magazine and Aya Ushering Service.

Do take the opportunity to participate in the next edition of “Dzifa Gray And Friends Networking Event” by following updates on the Instagram page @dzifagrayandfriends.

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No more showing of semi-nude pictures – Princess Shyngle promises

Ghana-based Gambian actress, Princess Shyngle, has disclosed that she is now a changed person, saying she has put a stop to photo shoots  that show a lot of her flesh.

The ‘waist trainer diva’ in an Instagram post disclosed that she has decided to delete all her bikini pictures from her Instagram page.

Stating the reasons for her decision on her semi-nude photos, the ‘Why should I get married’ actress stated in the post that her new found man rebuked her for showing more than enough in most of her photos.

“Dear future hubby I have good news for you today  so I decided to delete all my bikini pictures from Instagram cuz a little birdie told me you don’t like it when I show too much skin…where ever you are I want you to know that I’m already head over heels in love with you even though I haven’t meet you yet” She posted

The actress’ in a recent congratulatory message to Sarkodie after his wedding seems to have come across as an insult to her colleague female celebrities.

Her statement to her colleagues seems to corroborate her post about doing the needful by deleting all her seductive photos from all her social media platforms so she can fit into the wife material group.

Kasapafmonline.com’s check indicates that Princess Shyngle has deleted all her alluring photos and living a new life because of her new boyfriend.

It was reported that the actress, said that all the male celebs are getting married to decent women whist the female celebs are still jumping around from party to party refusing to realize age is catching up with them and need to settle down.

Princess Shyngle is popular for her roles in “5 brides”, “The 30 year old virgin”, “why should I get married” just to mention a few.

Ghana’s style lounge platform is fostering collaboration among fashion talents

The fashion industry in Africa and especially West Africa has been constantly evolving at a fast pace with an increasing number of fashion talents defying the norm and creating unique and innovative designs.

Spearheading this evolution are fashion brands like Debonair Afrik which promotes and enhances emerging and established fashion brands through various platforms like Style Lounge Platform.

Over the years, Style lounge has been a great platform for designers to grow their brands. The three-day event which is in its third year was created by Debonair Afrik to promote fashion brands in Africa, especially West Africa, through workshops and fashion presentations.

The third day of this year’s event featured a three-part fashion presentation consisting of seven emerging designers including Ekua Addo, Kai Shika, Sena Bryte and four established designers including Nuna Couture and Diva Delicious amongst others.

The first show featured seven ingenious emerging designers, the first being SenaBryte, who showcased his “AKWAABA” (Welcome) Collection inspired by the Ghanaian culture and tradition. He stated that the “AKWAABA Collection” is to welcome himself into the fashion industry. The masculine collection had a blend of Polka Dots with touches of Kente and Denim.

The next showcase was by Edzordzinam Agrosah with the brand name, Miss Evys Clothing. Her Collection was titled “PECHE ET CHIC and LEMONADE” The Collection was mainly jumpsuit with very bright colours. PECHE ET CHIC and LEMONADE by Miss Evys Clothing was inspired by her utmost love for Jumpsuits.

‘Archaic simply means old-fashioned’ while’ Invasion simply means an unwelcome intrusion into another’s domain’, this was the collection title of Anthony Owusu, the Creative Director of “HOUSE OF OATH. According to him, his collection which looked archaic and yet very fashionable was deliberately designed to intrude the youth to our old style of fashion.

The brand name,”AKUA ADDO”, was inspired by the pre- Columbian artefact of the Taino tribe. This is as a result of the designers mixed cultural background with roots in both Jamaica and Ghana. Samara AkuaAddo is the creative director of the “AFRO- LATINA” Collection.  The ‘AFRO-LATINA’ Collection had its predominant colour to be yellow with very proud native designs.

As humans, we are inspired by many things but to Golden Osekre, owner of the brand ‘KAI SHIKA’ with her Collection “VIEWS”, her inspiration is from her obsession with how things look from above. Her designs were full of life with the earthly colours green, white and brown.

Gertrude Ross is obviously, one of the upcoming designers that showcased at this year’s Style Lounge Collection Presentation. The audience was wowed as this happened to be her first collection since she burst onto the fashion scene.

The collection titled “UNEARTHED” portrayed elegance in contemporary African style. The Unearthed design is inspired by that beautiful African woman who has boldly peeled back layers of femininity with every effort exerted in finding herself. It explains that her colour story was hugely inspired by nature and layers of the earth. The Collection displayed a brilliant relationship between different types of materials where African wax printed fabric stood at the core.

Dufie Boateng can certainly not be left out as she showcased debonair designs. Her “GREEK ETERNAL COLLECTION” was inspired by a Greek poem by Sappho called “Hymn to Aphrodite”. She explained that the poem tells a story about the goddess of love with tremendous passion and detail. These intriguing features are the foundation for the flattering women’s wear collection. This was what birthed the Greek eternal spring/summer collection.

The Second show which took place indoors featured established designers showcasing their latest collections. These established designers were;

Diva Delicious a female designer whose collection featured colourful designs which were very feminine, sassy and flirty but still conservative with a lot of lace and organza details for a modern trendy woman.

Bello Couture’s Collection titled “Afi ss18” featured trendy designs for the modern man inspired by Nigerian art infused with “Ghanaian Adinkra symbols and ancient style of dressing”. The collection featured trendy shirts with detailed African prints, as well as vintage pants all put together in an urban street styled collection.

Bushai Weave whose monochromatic collection of northern inspired designs featuring lots of lacy, flower-patterned details infused with polka dotted pants and shorts. The collection depicted clean, masculine aesthetics radiating innocence accentuated with carefully selected accessories.

Nuna Couture Ghana’s collection this year titled ‘FULA 18’ inspired by the Wodaabe people. In the Fula language, woɗa means “taboo”, and Woɗaaɓe means “people of the taboo”. This is sometimes translated as “those who respect taboos”. This collection will inspire people from all around the world to remain true to their roots and reference the taboos of their culture from which they were hewn whilst striving to find their place of balance in today’s ever-evolving world. The very colourful collection took us on a journey with detailed prints, Afrocentric patterns styled with woven bags. The presentation told a story of African fashion with an infusion of traditional and modern elements put together.

 

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