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Saturday, October 21, 2017

MTN HITMAKER SEASON 6 - MEET THE FINAL 4

The journey throughout the audition, boot camp, weekly live shows was to prepare them for this very day, where the final 4 will be selected for the grand finale which will happen on Wednesday 1st November at the national theater and eventually crown our next Hit maker.

The anticipation was high as patrons, in their numbers, thronged the national theater on Tuesday 17th October to catch a glimpse of their favorite contestant performing live on stage. It all came down to the 6 semifinalist to one last time prove to the judges why they deserve a slot in the final 4, and of course the judges were also anxious to watch them give out their very best.

These 6 contestants knew exactly what was at stake, thus stepped on that stage and gave it their all. When it was time for the host, Berla mundi to announce who made it through and whose journey in the competition will come an end, the auditorium was hit with complete silence and anxiety.

Ghana Peace Awards To Honour Stacy Amoateng

Actress and TV presenter Anastasia Manuela Addae known in showbiz circles as Stacy Amoateng has been named among the tall list of prominent personalities in the country to be awarded at this year’s Ghana Peace Awards.

The host of the award-winning TV show, Restoration was carefully chosen as the best in her field for the award due to her outstanding commitment in serving Ghana and Africa for the past years.

Organisers say “Stacy Amoateng and proud program Restoration has been confirmed for an award that Stacy Amoateng is an individual who has the courage to take decisive action needed, the wisdom to speak with people who have aggressive challenges and the willingness to sacrifice to affect these causes that have a long term impact on the betterment of the Ghanaian community and the world.”

Afua A. Akrofi In China For Miss World. Here’s How To Vote For Ghana

Ghana’s representative to the Miss World pageant, Afua Asieduwaa Akrofi, jetted off to China yesterday for the 67th edition of the pageant, which is slated for November 18th, 2017.

The 24 year old Ghanaian beauty queen will be hoping to surpass the feat chalked by Miss Ghana 2013, Naa Okailey Shooter, who placed 3rd in Miss World 2014.

This year, the Top 20 Contestants for the Miss World pageant would be select via the new format called ‘Head-to-Head Challenge’ giving greater emphasis on social media and interactivity.

Here is how to vote for Ghana and Miss Afua Akrofi;

1.    Visit the website www.missworld.com and check out the contestants

2.    Sign up at the top right corner of the website

3.    Login with your details attained via signing up

4.    Browse to the Contestants section and search for Ghana

Africa's Top Model Roselyn Ashkar Covers Creative Issue Of Debonair Afrik Magazine

Roselyn is a known international fashion model but what you may not readily know is that, she is a TV and radio presenter (formerly with EbonyLight TV and Live 91.9 FM respectively), visual story teller and photographer with a degree in Communications.

Jack of all trades as she may seem, she follows her mantra, DIRECTION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN SPEED.” Her direction which took her through each path she carefully chose pinnacled at the success she is currently chalking.

Before appearing on Africa’s Next Top Model (ANTM) as the only contestant from Ghana competing with other talented models from around Africa, Roselyn debuted as a model with the now-defunct EXOPA in 2009. In 2010, she went on to appear in the 8th edition of the popular reality pageant, Miss Malaika Ghana making it as part of the final five contestants

Click link to View Digital edition of the Creative Issue : https://issuu.com/debonairafrik/docs/creative_issue 

Stephanie Benson Returns To Ghana To Celebrate Becca's 10th Year In The Music Industry

Look who is back to Ghana to say hello. Performer extraordinaire and globally accepted UK based Ghanaian superior  singer Stephanie Benson is back into the capital purposely for Becca’s Unveiled 10 years and still counting to support and celebrate a sister, a friend and multiple award winning diva, Becca for her 10th year of been relevant and still counting in the music industry. She touched down in the afternoon yesterday.

The heavily rooted jazz singer,  who was in Ghana about 2 months ago for both TV and radio tour promoting her ear candy single featuring veteran reggae/dancehall lyricist and High Grade family boss Samini christened “One More”. The single is accompanied with hard hitting visuals attracting lots of attention, praises, criticism and comments from the general public.

It was directed by Yaw Skyface. The video has over 213k views upon release on her official YouTube channel. According to the jazz geek, the nose drive for her coming back to Ghana is to celebrate and show love to Becca for her in put, hard work, achievements and still staying relevant in a male dominated industry for a decade and still counting.

I’m The Best Female Rapper In Africa – Eno Barony

Officially signed to 2MG Music, a label owned by multiple hit producer Mix Master Garzy, Eno Barony formerly Eno, in a recent interview declared she has finally arrived in the music business with rap music to that effect.

Eno, one of Ghana's finest female emcees deeply rooted in rap music said she is the best and finest female rapper in Africa. 

Known for her pregnant lyrical prowess, energy and efficiency on a beat anytime, any day she clearly stated that most of the female acts in Africa are into singing which makes the rap game male-dominated, therefore she is blowing her horn as the best female rapper in Africa front lining and championing the female rap course.

Eno Barony, she is calling on other female acts heavily rooted in rap music to work and go hard on their rap skills as it will go long way in helping to diversify the growth of the industry and will also expose their talents to the outside world and music lovers at large.

Lamenting on how the female rappers are ignored by the industry, she expressed how it actually dispirited the upcoming female rappers which makes it very difficult for them to excel doing rap music as female. This situation makes a lot of female rappers turn to become singers which in a way affect the industry's growth. She emphatically stated that she is nowhere near quitting or giving up on her career as the best female rapper in Africa.

According to her, what Ghanaians and the world at large have seen her do were just the tip of an iceberg. Interestingly she proved music fanatics that she really means business by releasing a single with Sista Afia titled "d33d3w'', the song is making waves locally and internationally.

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Future Awards Africa Calls For Nominations For Ghana Version

The Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) has unveiled its first franchise in Ghana.

Themed ‘Ghana’s New Tribe’, The Future Awards Africa, Ghana is hosted by People Initiative Foundation (PIF).

The event seeks to recognize inspiring young people impacting the West African nation through social enterprise, social good, and innovation.

In the last twelve years, the Awards have been a catalyst towards building a new tribe of citizens who are bound by their potentials, relentless hard work and united by their soaring achievements. The event will also highlight young innovators, their ability to inspire others, and the depth of their work.

REVEALED: DAVIDO ACTUALLY REQUESTED FOR A REMIX TO KiDi’s ODO…AND HERE’S HOW

Lynx Entertainment rookie, KiDi, has featured arguably Africa's hottest act at the moment, Davido, on the remix of his hit single "Odo".

CEO of Lynx Entertainment to which KiDi is signed on to; Richie Mensah revealed that Davido’s HKN Music personally called his protégé to propose a remix of the hitsong while speaking with Ricky Rick on Empire 102.7FM's Entertainment Drive.

"We have to be honest, artist like Davido is big all over Africa, so when an artist like Davido approaches and says he wants to be on a remix, it’ll be overly-confident or should I say stupid on our part to say we wouldn’t want to collaborate with somebody like that".

PHOTOS : Bola Ray Mentors 30 Young Business Leaders

Thirty young, enterprising business owners have benefited from an evening’s mentoring session with celebrated Ghanaian broadcaster Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi.

Dubbed An Evening With Bola Ray, the 30 were selected out of over 200 applicants for the maiden edition held at the Urbano Hotel, Osu, Accra.

The session afforded the EIB Network, CEO, an opportunity to share privileged insight into his corporate journey so far and some of the very tough decision he had to make.

Tomorrow’s future he told the gathering going, is in the hands of the current crop of young and determined start up owners hence the need for the An Evening With Bola Ray.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

PHOTOS : MENS GROOMING, HAIR TREATMENT AND HAIRSTYLE TRENDS

I spent the last week of August and first week of October 2017 in Johannesburg and Pretoria working on a cultural event organized in by a group of Ghanaians and South African nationals in partnership with the Ghanaian High Commission in Pretoria. 

It was a platform to showcase the rich Ghanaian culture to the rest of through a series of events including musical performances, exhibition of arts and craft and workshops on tourism in Ghana.

Though not my first time in one of Africa’s most developed (infrastructure and economy) countries, one of the several things that struck me was how much importance South Africans, not excluding men in certain suburbs across the country placed on their grooming needs – haircut, styling and general looks.   

Mathew Kabelo, is a trained editor and public relations professional who works with South African Broadcasting Corporation, the state broadcaster which provides nineteen (19) radio stations and five (5) television platforms broadcasting across South Africa. Mathew, who I have known for almost four years tried to justify the ‘craze’ about looks in South Africa and why men aren’t left out. 

Miss Universe Ghana 2017 Receives Her Official Make-up Package From Maybelline

Miss Universe Ghana 2017, Ruth Quashie has already hit the road running after winning the enviable crown.

Ms. Quashie and her team have visited the office of Maybelline on the Spintex Road in Accra to show her appreciation to the international make-up brand for supporting her and the pageant.

Brand Manager for Maybelline New York in Ghana, Aretha Yorke Sabeng and her team warmly welcomed the queen and her team and congratulated her for being the chosen queen among the lots and also encouraged the reigning queen to shine on the international stage and bring the Miss Universe crown to Ghana.

Maybelline, which is the queen’s official makeup company, presented a complete makeup package to the queen as part of her prize package for winning the crown.

Maybelline New York in Ghana will provide one-year supply of makeup products   for the Miss Universe 2017 queen and also support her and ensure that she glows on stage at Miss Universe International in America come November.

Maybelline provides scientifically advanced formulas, revolutionary textures and up-to-the-minute trendsetting shades effortlessly, affordably and beautifully.

25 Finalists Unveiled For 2017 Miss Nigeria Ghana

Top 25 finalists for the much awaited 2017 Miss Nigeria Ghana beauty pageant have been unveiled to the public. The finalists who represent all the thirty-six states plus one FCT are prepared to battle it out at the main auditorium of the National Theatre, Accra on the 10th of November, 2017.

The contestants include; Elizaphan (Plateau State), Francisca (Anambra State), Angel Sonia (Benue State), Victory (Abia State), Joan Chidinma (Sokoto State), Confidence (Lagos State), Esther Vincent (Rivers State), Precious Chioma Sampson (Ogun State), Beatrice Edet (Cross Rivers State), Ijeoma Perculiar (Imo State), Irene George ( Edo State), Henietta Musa (Kaduna State), Precious Okechukwu (Oyo State), Adaobi Ukeje (Enugu State), Susan Monsurayo Mensah (Osun State), Mirian (Delta State), Esther Akerele (Ondo State), Talatu (Niger State), Bella (Bayelsa State), Rosemond (Kwara State), Chioma Chukwuka (Abuja State), and Georgina (Ekiti State).

STREET KONNECT HITS KNUST CAMPUS TOMORROW!

Rap and Dance seem to be a lifestyle of every youth. Certain people enjoy listening and dancing to good tunes, whiles others might just love to put beats together to make music. 

In all of these, a great atmosphere is built whenever the youth come together to have fun with beats and body moves.

Street life is part of our everyday lifestyle. The craziest moments always happen on campus. 

Thus, the essence of having a day set aside for just street life. iSel Media in collaboration with Independence Hall, KNUST, will tomorrow give reasons to to the youth to have fun in the most-friendly way.

Speaking to the project managers, they stated that the event will capture young musicians and dancers from across Ghana, spoken word artists, fit models, skaters, gamers and painters who will display their art in different ways. This is to give opportunity to these youngins to practise what they love doing and also get exposed.

It's the third edition on KNUST campus and will hit other campuses before the academic year ends.

Queen of Renditions Renner Releases Her First Official Music Video Featuring Epixode

After taking the music scene by storm after going viral with her reggae rendition of Shatta Wale’s Ayoo hit single, Renner real name Mercy Renner is out with her first official music video for her song ‘Good Gal Bad Gyal’ featuring Epixode.

The video shot by young budding video director Director Tee; with the setting at the Aburi Botanical Garden, portrays Renner’s cool calm side and her energetic dark fiery side.

Renner has high expectations for the video and has set a target of achieving a million views on YouTube.

She has started the hashtag #GGBG4Mview which she hopes would generate the necessary attention to help her achieve her million views goal.



See The Video After The Cut.....

MultiChoice Tanzania Celebrates 20 Years Of Changing Lives

MultiChoice Tanzania (MCT) the country’s first Pay TV Company has reached an exiting milestone as the company celebrates 20 years of changing lives through innovative delivery of ground-breaking content. The celebration will involve a two days special exhibition set to take place at the Mlimani City in Dar es Salaam where the public will get to witness first-hand MultiChoice Tanzania’s journey.

MultiChoice recognised the need for multi content for varied consumer needs when it commenced its operations in Dar es Salaam in July 1997 providing Tanzanians the Pay TV service, DStv, at a time when conventional TV services was a novel.

The company’s spirit to deliver revolutionary content in entertainment and education remain the same to date when it has grown considerably with 5 regional offices across the country with significant investment in infrastructure, technology and human resource.

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