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It appears that there is no going back for Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, as her marriage to Olakunle Churchill has been dissolved traditionally.

Churchill has received the money he paid for Tonto’s bride price after he requested for it.

Freddy Meiway performs to ‘empty’ seats at EMYs

Showbiz News

It was not a pleasant thing to see Cote D’Ivoire’s superstar Freddy Meiway perform to virtually empty seats at the second edition of Exclusive Men of the Year Award which took place at the Kimpiski Hotel last Saturday.

Before the famous musician mounted the stage to perform at 1 am, you could count the number of people at the auditorium and this was due to the fact that the organizers of the show, Exclusive Men’s Magazine and Carbon AV started the show late thus dragging it unnecessarily till the wee hours of Sunday.

Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka

Showbiz News

The exploits of philanthropist and founder of the Kristo Asafo Church, Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is what has motivated up-and-coming artiste, Zidor, to record a single in his honour titled, Safo Kantanka.

In the song, Zidor extols the virtues of the man who has numerous inventions to his credit including televisions, farm ploughs, automobiles as well as other industrial machines.

• Ben Adjei

Showbiz News

Gospel artiste, Ben Adjei, has launched his debut, Blessed Assurance album with the hope of reaching out to the youth on the need to live morally upright lives.

The ceremony which attracted dignitaries including  former Second Lady, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, and Francis Poku, a former National Security co-ordinator was held at the Christ The King Parish Hall last week.

• DJ Shiwaawa

Showbiz News

Sallahfest comes off today on Chapter O Street at Nima and DJ Shiwaawa is the official disc jockey to handle the turntables.

The event ‘powered’ by music group, VVIP, is an annual feast and musical festival. It  was launched on Wednesday, June 13, and promises to be the best of all  since its inception six years ago.

George Clooney's tequila brand sold for $1 Billion

Showbiz News

The tequila company co-founded by Hollywood star, George Clooney has been sold to British drinks firm, Diageo, in deal worth up to $1 billion, it has been reported.

Diageo, the company that owns high-profile brands like Smirnoff, Baileys, Guinness and Johnnie Walker, announced that it would be purchasing Casamigos, a deluxe brand of tequila created four years ago by Clooney along with Cindy Crawford’s husband, Rande Gerber, and property developer, Mike Meldman.

Wizkid is 2017 BET Awards Best International Act

Showbiz News

Nigerian music export, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, widely known as Wizkid, has won the highly coveted “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2017 BET Awards.

The announcement was made at a special ceremony held in Los Angeles on Saturday.

“Congrats to #BETAwards17 ‘Best International Act: Africa’ winner @wizkidayo ”.

Joe Mettle performing

Showbiz News

The reigning Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) ‘Artiste of the Year’ is Joe Oscar Mettle – and nobody can alter that fact, regardless of the little cynicism that greeted his history-making win, but unfortunately, the artist is doing very little to depict the command of an ‘Artist of the Year’.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with his artistry but there’s everything wrong with his brand positioning. His nationwide appeal is not encouraging, his marketing drive is weak, his social media presence is overly disappointing and his publicity/PR machinery is shambolic.

Ebony performing

Showbiz News

Although he is yet to meet her, Highlife musician D Flex finds Dancehall artiste Ebony impossibly hot and has described her as his ideal woman.

The singer who is obviously smitten with Ebony who describes herself as ‘bad and proud’ could not hide what he feels for her when he spoke to Showbiz in an interview last Monday.

•The Les Femmes band in action.

Showbiz News

Ghanaian all-female band, Le Femmes, will leave Accra  for Lusaka, Zambia on Sunday, June 25 at the invitation of the Ghana High Commission in the southern African country.

The seven-piece band will perform there as part of the entertainment package for President Nana Akufo-Addo who will be in Zambia from June 26 to June 29  at the invitation of the country’s President, His Excellency Edgar Lungu.

• Charles Bucknor in ‘Heritage Africa’.

Showbiz News

Three films that featured the late Charles Bucknor in prominent acting roles, will be screened in his memory on Saturday, June 24 at GBC  ZOY  Gardens, Kanda in Accra.

Dubbed ‘Starring Charles Bucknor, ’ the event  which is free to the public, is being organised by the Ghana Actors Guild, Ghana Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Film Producers Association of Ghana, in collaboration with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.

•Anita Erskine (left) and Kafui Dey were the emcees for the show.

Showbiz News

For live show patrons used to programmes starting late and running deep in the night, last Saturday’s  Allianz Awards event at the National Theatre was a lesson in how events could take off on time and be delightfully delivered  in a reasonable amount of time.   

Produced by  Panji Anoff of Pidgen Music, the event was to recognise and celebrate  Ghanaians who through passion, determination and hard work, had  attained success in a variety of fields despite the  immense challenges that confronted them.

If there is one club football fixture that has the world watching, it must be the El Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Only a handful of matches even come close to attracting as much attention as the game between the two Spanish giants. One of them is the Manchester derby between City and United, as the rivalry between the two splits the city down the middle.

Kofi Asamoah

TV/Radio

Exactly a week ago today, South African filmmaker Tim Greene posted a video on his Facebook page accompanied by this text “THIS IS INSANE! Turns out Ghana's biggest movie this year is a word-for-word rip-off of our movie SKEEM!”

Andrew Tandoh Adote

TV/Radio

Andrew Tandoh Adote, the popular Ghanaian performer with Roverman Productions has landed the role as the new host of the hit satirical talk show, The Tonight Show.

Sista Afia

Music

Singer Sista Afia cannot stop thanking Shatta Wale enough for making her Jeje song released two months ago popular. Jeje which features the multiple award winning Dancehall artiste is enjoying some good attention.

Sarah Acheampong

Music

It took a while for the Tema-based gospel singer, Sarah Acheampong, to get into a studio to record  songs for her debut album but now that it is out, she believes she can only soar higher and higher on the wings of her winsome voice and meaningful lyrics.

Her eight-track  ‘Wabre Me Ho’ on the MKD Records label, was recorded  and mixed by Kobby Rey and Say What at Full House Studios, Dawhenya near Tema in the Greater Accra Region.

E’m Praise

Music

Known for its praise and worship concert which annually brings hundreds of gospel music lovers together, interdenominational group, E’m Praise Incorporated, is prepared to treat patrons to yet another exciting Absolut Worship moment.

Programmed for Sunday, July 2, at the Independence Square, the event which is planned to start at 5:00 pm will provide a platform for believers to fellowship and have an extended time of worship in God’s presence.

Ghana’s reigning Vodafone Ghana Artiste of the Year, Joe Mettle is set to record his next live album at his Praiz Reloaded Concert which will be held at the Accra international Conference Centre on Sunday June 25, 2017.

Barely two weeks after being crowned the Artiste of Excellence, West Africa, at the just ended African Gospel Music and Media Awards in the UK, Joe Mettle is ready to record his next live album.

Papa Asamoah Angoe

Events

The RedMango Apartment Hotel at Chapel Hill, Takoradi in the Western Region will on Saturday, June 10 host an exhibition of works by members of the Anamon Art People collective.

Gramps Morgan

Events

As Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan, a leading member of the famous United States-based Morgan Heritage reggae band, flew back home from Accra last week, he appeared poised to shoulder his new responsibility as an Ambassador of the 2017 Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival, PANAFEST.

The keyboardist and lead vocalist for the five-member family band was in Ghana for a private visit and offered to be a brand Ambassador in the Diaspora for the festival which marks its 25th anniversary this year.

Bill Asamoah

Celebrity

Kumawood actor, Bill Asamoah, has been in the movie business for more than a decade.

He is currently the president of the Ghana Actors Guild in Ashanti Region.

Maddy

Celebrity

“Celebrity stylist? That’s the first time I am hearing something like that,” I said to Maddy as we shook hands. “What do celebrity stylists do?” I asked Maddy, to which she responded that we have eleven hours or so to be traveling and she would tell all about it before we get to Accra. 

Little is known about the private life of West Ham United record signing, Andre Ayew. However, pictures of his wife, Yvonne Ayew have gone viral on social media.