Thursday, 19 April 2012

3 Awards for Yvonne Nelson, David Osei & John Dumelo @ the Africa Entertainment Awards


Ghanaian movie stars Yvonne Nelson, Prince David Osei and John Dumelo were the toast of this year’s Africa Entertainment Awards held in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, over the weekend.
Yvonne Nelson
The three Ghanaian stars made their country proud by picking three top awards at the ceremony organized by Malaysia top events company, Orange Box, to honour Africans doing remarkably well in the entertainment industry.
Awards were given to African music and movie icons of international repute.
Prince David Osei
Ghana’s sexy actress Yvonne Nelson, though could not make it to the award ceremony, was adjudged best actress Africa while top actors Prince David Osei and John Dumelo took best African Actor in international movie and best actor Africa respectively, beating other top actors from Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa.
The award ceremony, the third of its kind, attracted a number of African entertainment icons. Visible among them were Awilo from Nigeria and Nkule Dube, daughter of late reggae icon, Lucky Dube.
John Dumelo
Yvonne, Prince David and John Dumelo have indeed contributed immensely to the development of Africa’s movie industry. They have each starred in over 100 movies and have become household names on the continent.
Their communicable characters never go unobserved, with a fast growing fan base even outside of Africa. They each have a charity project to give back to the society that supported their careers. 

CHEMPHE RECEIVES MASSIVE SUPPORT FOR TAKORADI OIL RAVE


R n B is currently on a very slow pace due to few involvements as compared to Hip life and Hip-hop, and has led to the genre being sidelined by most award concerts in the country. Chemphe is very passionate about the growth of R n B in the country and has pledged to boost it to a greater height in the country this year by various R n B rave concerts. He is expected to release his double album in summer 2012. The “New Day” album which was released in Norway last year has one of the fastest selling on iTunes in the YMCAs calendar.
Chemphe is set to release a full album entitled “ Purple kiss’ which has hit singles “number 1” featuring Dr Cryme, “kiss me” featuring 4x4 and funny face, ‘left Over’ featuring Laxio, ‘independent lady’ featuring Ball J and more. E-Jam records, the official management team addressed the public in a separate interview that Chemphe will concentrate on performances in Ghana this year since the artiste spent most of his time performing on International platforms for year 2010 and 2011. He added that the artiste has really improved on his stage performances and will be a very good addition to any world-class event.
This Saturday 21st April 2012 at the paragon night club in Takoradi (Western Region, Ghana), the public will witness the official launch of the first ever R n B rave in Ghana dubbed Oil city rave. E-Jam records mentioned that is about time the country get use to rhythm and blues to help grow and put Ghana on the International platform as well. Few artistes to be seen that night will be Adez, FOI, Scooby Seela and more with DJ Nyaami providing good songs. The programme is powered by Jamming spot on Zepto, bongani jewels, paragon fm, Viasat 1, stepoutghana.com, ameyawdebrah.com, ghanamusic.com, ghanacelebrities.com, Gino xxl Amsterdam and more.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

WORTHY WINNER: A NIGHT SARKODIE MADE HISTORY BACK TO BACK @ THE VGMA 2012


The Temanian: 'Obidiponbidi' SARKODIE 
I am going to do this here and now as an individual who baring his thoughts straight up. This has got nothing to do with dem say-dem say, because if I was the only one who went to see history being made then I for don die with insults na, but the whole world follow me see. Before I continue, I must quickly quote Roy P. Basler who once said, ‘To know the truth of history is to realize its ultimate myth and its inevitable ambiguity.’
It was dubbed the biggest and most significant annual entertainment event in Ghana. Organized by the leading event management firm, Charterhouse in collaboration with the leading telecommunication network, Vodafone, the night was without petty flaws, which event for dis world no get comma; but it was an event that came on point. From the red carpet to the MC’s ‘ambulance skims’, to the stage to the audience, to the ambience, to the performers (from the Choc Boiz who killed it off, Buk Bak were sweet, Kwaw Kese brought his Champagnes inside a wheelbarrow, 4x4 were fantastic, any yes turned Pastor Lord Kenya rocked cutely with his gospels) and to the winners – it was truly a Recharged Night!
When it was time for the nominees to be awarded, one name kept beeping my mind – Obidiponbidi. That is the name that everyone started the year with for his Azonto crooning (see http://yemilog.blogspot.com/2011/12/in-2011-between-azonto-dance-madness.html). If anyone or force was against the ‘Rapperholic’ dude, then I summon you to check http://yemilog.blogspot.com/2011/12/when-rapper-goes-holic-on-sunday-25th.html, then you will understand what I am talking about – the boy good jooor!
For the records, the man Sarkodie led the pack of nominees for the 2012 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards with 12 nominations including 3 in the Best Collaboration of the Year category for ‘Sweetio’ with Raquel, ‘U Go Kill Me’ featuring EL and ‘I’m in Love With You’ featuring Efya; songwriter of the year, Artist of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year and Album of the year. And the good news is that he has made history back to back as the Artist of the Year in Ghana for 2012!
Sarkodie talking to Press a day before the VGMA 2012
SARKODIE isn’t just a history maker or breaker, in his field, he is a genius!
Just as Oscar Wilde once said and I key into that line, ‘(A)ny fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.’ The ‘Temania’ as he calls himself has written yet again another history. See you in 2013 with a triplet bang as impossibility is nothing.

Friday, 13 April 2012

AMA K. ABEBRESE…Living Good, Doing Good


For everyone who have come across Ama K. Abebrese will agree with me that she is just one happy-go-lucky girl who will give her all to achievement as well as put that glimpse of smile on your face. Simple, she loves to be happy.
When I first had the chance of interviewing her then about a year ago at the press launch of the movie Sinking Sands (a movie that won her the Best Actress Award at the 7th annual African Movie Academy Awards amidst the duo of Genevieve Nnaji and Omoni Oboli), I was given just ten minutes or there about, yet I felt I had had the whole years to myself talking to one brilliance of nature. Fast forward a year later, this time I was seated right in front of the same lady for close to half-an-hour but this time, the discussion was more relaxed, fun and even my heart was at joy because ‘yes, it’s another feat talking to a young personality who is achieving her dreams’, this was what I murmured inside of me before I dashed my first question out.
Time check, it was exactly midday and venue was right in her office right in the premises of Viasat 1 in the Labone area of Accra and trust me that the sun was scorching friendly but that never ran us (my camera man & I) down. ‘This is what we are talking about. You have done well for yourself’, was what I eavesdrop on my camera man and Ama during their exchange of pleasantries. From her tender age till date, she had a dream and thus the dreamer is alive to see the fulfillment of the dreams. She loves her family so much that she never ended a full sentence without reminding me that, ‘I owe it all to my wonderful family’. At a point in time during the interview, I paused and tried picturing what her family as a whole looks likes then she caught me there and then told me that ‘we are one big happy family. We keep in touch every tick of the clock’. 
Before I ended the whole question and answer thing probably I wish you were here to tell who was interviewing who because Ama is just a sweetheart who loves to know about what goes around her but not withstanding, I churned out what acting is to her and on her AMAA awards which she came out tops, and recently has been nominated again and stands the chance of picking it again - what's the feeling like?
She shed more light on what life is like producing for Viasat 1 and then she was very creative in telling me what her new year resolution is, lucky me I should say. We couldn’t have ended the day without an encouragement or two for young people across Africa at large from the lady who told me that the ‘K’ in her name stands for ‘Konadu’. ‘Are you related to the former first lady?’ I quickly asked, no pun intended though…

(Catch all the juicy bites inside the edition 6 of Ghana's hottest youth magazine - CGM)

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

CAMPUS GLITZ MAGAZINE EDITION 6 OUT NOW... As Ama K. Abebrese, Sarkodie & Selorm (Miss Goldenwood 2011 winner) all grace edition 6 front cover

Ghana's Hottest Youth Magazine
2011 AMAA award winner, Ama K. Abebrese this year hasn’t only gotten the nod and favorite to win the accolade yet again, she has boldly graced the front cover of Ghana’s hottest youth magazine – Campus Glitz Magazine. She spoke on her passion for acting and the grace that has seen her churned important awards and more to come.
Sarkodie on his part stands to create history as the first Ghanaian lyricist to win the accolade for the Artist of the Year back to back plus a full gist on the VGMA. And Selorm, the winner of the maiden edition of Miss Goldenwood 2011 is out telling the world to ‘watch out’.
In this current edition of CGM, it also carries photo splashes of the just concluded comedy show that cracked the ribs of Ghanaians when Basket Mouth, Gordon and Klint da Drunk visited. Before students go home, we quickly did a survey on the 10 Nigerian Big Babes rocking the University of Cape Coast.
CGM is a magazine which focuses on Academics, News, Fashion, Lifestyle, Events, Issues, Faces, Gossip & Gist. Grab a copy for just Ghc 2.00. Sold on all campuses in Ghana, and distributed through our Correspondents in Cameroon, UK and USA.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

IS YVONNE NELSON MARRIAGE FOR REAL OR RUMOURED?


Sleek and sexy Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson is yet again in the limelight with another controversy which may not be of any wahala. The controversy making waves this time is whether the gist that she has married secretly is true or not. In the last few days, this story has been the talk of town, but whether she marries in public or in her bedroom, se na person gbege be dat one ni? Haba!
But wait a minute, even the screen goddess has not been around to say, ‘na true’ or ‘na lie’. But we can confirm that this last Sunday before this day, she posted an engagement ring on her left finger on Twitter saying, ‘Sooo excited foa tmoro, finally! Getting married’.
Well we shall keep you posted on the whole situation, be it another line from her next movie or be it for better for worse.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

JACK APPIAH TRIES HER HANDS ON MUSIC


We have seen so many actors and actresses have a re-think to where their allegiance lays – movie or music; and thus, just as many are taking their toll and trying their hands on new adventures, Ghanaian super star, Jackie Appiah has come out with the song titled ‘Joy’.
The song which was produced by Zapp Mallet (one of Africa’s finest) and its set to be released soon. A video has already been shot for the track which features various top personalities.