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Regardless Dancehall being the in thing now, reunited Reggae music duo, Wutah has disclosed they are more than capable of taking back the position they held before going their separate ways in 2009.

Emelia Brobbey

Showbiz News

Fans of pretty actress Emelia Brobbey may have noticed her new look and wondering what she is up to but the Anibre Nye actress says she just wanted a new look.

Emelia currently sports a low crop hair-do and pictures of her new look have gone viral. She told Showbiz yesterday that she just felt like changing her looks.

Joyce Blessings

Showbiz News

Gospel musician, Joyce Blessing has lashed out at secular musicians who produce risque videos to accompany their songs and wishes TV stations in the country would stop airing such tasteless clips.

Lord Kenya

Showbiz News

Though Evangelist Lord Kenya is thrilled that a gospel artiste has won the Artiste of the Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), he believes that winning souls should be the ultimate for every gospel artiste.

Speaking to Showbiz from his Kumasi base last Friday, Lord Kenya said he was very excited when Joe Mettle was announced the winner of the ultimate award, “I was elated and overjoyed because personally, I think it is long overdue, gospel artistes should have won this award long ago,’ he said.

The initial budget for Baahubali:The Beginning was US$39million, however for Baahubali2: The Conclusion the budget was doubled

Showbiz News

India's most expensive movie ever will be premiered at the Silverbird Cinema of the Accra Mall on April 28, 9:20pm, in its original Telugu and Tamil versions. The movie Baahubali 2:The Conclusion; is an epic historical fiction film directed by S.S. Rajamouli and a sequel to Baahubali: The Beginning.

Kofi Kinaata

Showbiz News

Although multiple award winner, Kofi Kinaata was not on the bill of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Celebration Jam which took place last Saturday at the Takoradi Polytechnic Park, he was the most talked about artiste.

Even before the show began in the evening, most of the youth were spotted wearing T- Shirt with Kofi Kinaata embossed on them celebrating his victory for grabbing three awards at the recently held VGMA.

Zynell Zuh

Showbiz News

Entries are being accepted for the third annual Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) to be held in the last week of June in Accra, Ghana. 

GMAA gives the opportunity to African filmmakers from around the world to receive praise, recognition and be awarded for their efforts at telling the African stories to both Africans and the rest of the world during the period under review.

Miss Earth Ghana 2016, Deborah Eyram Dodor

Showbiz News

Miss Earth Ghana 2016, Deborah Eyram Dodor, has welcomed some of her colleague queens from other countries to Accra to assist her launch her ‘Trash In Bin Campaign’ today, April 21.

Rex Omar

Showbiz News

The PRO of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation, (GHAMRO) Prince Tsegah has told Showbiz that the Rex Omar led GHAMRO administration has so far distributed an amount of GhC1,746,000 as outstanding royalties to about 80 per cent of right owners.

According to Prince Tsegah, an amount of GHC411,640 which forms part of royalties collected from last year was added to the statutory distribution of GhC1,334,400 thus raising the current distribution amount  for the December 2016 royalties to GhC1,746,000, an increase of 20 per cent.

It was an awesome praise and worship feast experience at this year’s Harvest Praise 2017 Victory Edition with budding American gospel musician and worship leader Todd Dulaney, Artiste of the year for the 2017 VGMA Joe Mettle and the Evergreen Harvest Gospel Choir.

Ghanaian dancehall musician Shatta Wale has shared a video of his meeting with American rapper 50 Cent in the United States. The Dancehall King on Wednesday streamed live a Facebook video of the meeting with the "In da club" hit-maker" 50 Cent at the G-Unit office.

Miss Earth Ghana 2016, Deborah Eyram Dodor

Showbiz News

A number of Miss Earth beauty queens from various countries are expected in Accra to assist Miss Earth Ghana 2016, Deborah Eyram Dodor, launch a project she is spearheading dubbed ‘Trash In Bin Campaign’ on Friday, April 21.

David Dontoh

TV/Radio

A 13-part drama series cast in the popular ‘concert party’ vein, is scheduled to start running on Joy FM and Adom FM on April 25 and April 26 respectively. 

Called Egya Yaw, the series produced by Dr Kwesi Owusu’s Creative Storm media outfit, has a well-known actor, David Dontoh, in the lead role.

Nana Yaw Sarfoh (middle) with the award

TV/Radio

Vision 1 FM’s programme, Ghana Beye Yie has been awarded Social Programme Of the Year at Foklex Media Awards recently held at the Golden Tulip in Kumasi.

Ghana Beye Yie contended with other social programmes on stations such as Hello FM, Otec FM, Nhyira FM, Metro FM and Fox FM.

Francis Abban

TV/Radio

There have been a few issues happening on the radio and television space that I have not had enough time to take a look at since I have been running around like a headless chicken in the tourism and spaces looking at what I could talk to you about.

Akwaboah

Music

Well-loved singer, Akwaboah Jnr, released another breathtaking single, Naadu, last Friday, April 21.

It is a follow-up to his Hello piece that gained nomination in the Best Male Vocalist category at the just-ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

Ohemaa Mercy and husband

Music

Gospel musician Ohemaa Mercy has signed Francis Amo on to her record label, Royalty Music. This took place last week when Ohemaa Mercy opened her new recording studio at Spintex, Accra.

An exhibition of Safori’s music-themed paintings opened the festival

Music

The 2017 edition of the ‘Live in Accra Jazz Festival’ opened yesterday, April 19 with an exhibition of jazz-themed paintings by Yaw Safori at the Alliance Française in Accra.

Safori, an internationally-acclaimed, self-taught artsist,   has a deep love for jazz which reflects in his paintings of soloists, trios, quartets and big bands as well as stylistic renditions of various instruments.

Adjetey Anang

Events

April Communications Ltd is ready to stage its latest play Prison Graduates written by celebrated Ghanaian playwright, the late Efo Kodjo Mawugbe at the National Theatre on Saturday, April 29.

Togbe Abutia Kodzo Gidi V, paramount chief of Abutia

Events

The people of Abutia- Agove in the Ho-West district of the Volta region have celebrated their Asafotu Carnival with performances by all Asafo companies drawn from the three divisions of the Abutia traditional area—Kloe, Agove and Teti.

The festival was resplendent with rich traditional regalia and was set agog by the youth who largely made up the Asafo groups with main attraction being musketry by youth warriors.

A boy jump from the bridge into the river

Events

The people of Sokpoe traditional area in the South Tongu district of the Volta Region are set to celebrate their annual Tortsogbeza(River Crossing) festival in commemoration of their migration from Notsie in the 17th century from tomorrow, April, 14-17.

Emelia Brobbey

Celebrity

Emelia Brobbey is an award-winning Ghanaian actress who has carved a niche for herself in the local film industry.

Rev Yaw Owusu-Ansah

Celebrity

He is one of the few men of God who mount the pulpit and use their wayward lifestyles in the past, like smoking Indian hemp, as a case study to effect change among the youth who find themselves in such situations. He is Rev. Yaw Owusu-Ansah, the Accra West Regional Overseer of the Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries International.

Mr Abubakar at a conference

Celebrity

Perhaps if he had not been an engineer, he would not have ventured into IT either, but what we do know is that he would still have found a place in his heart to always give back to the community in his own small way.

He is Mr Sulemana Abubakar (Abu), the Chief Information Officer of General Electric (GE), Sub-Saharan Africa.