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The 12 finalists on stage after their performance

Showbiz News

PERHAPS, the eviction of four contestants  must have put some fear in the remaining 12 contestants for MTN Hitmaker 6.

This is because they put up impressive performances for the audience that gathered at the National Theatre last Tuesday.

THE heat is being turned on on TV3’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful(GMB) Season 11.

After getting a four-week reprieve, the contestants faced eviction for the first time last Sunday and it was Greater Accra’s Henrietta Naa Ayeley Mensah and Upper West’s Numbu Shaguffa Pelpuo Adams who were unlucky to sent home.

Benard Amankwah

Showbiz News

When Gospel artiste, Bernard Amankwah tells you fame is a lonely road, you had better believe it.

This is someone who has been part of the music scene for 10 years and has experienced the highs and lows so he really does know what he is talking about.

Jessica Williams

Showbiz News

Counsellor George Lutterodt does not shy away from controversy and has over the years made a number of outrageous statements about women, relationships and everything in between. Now he is getting a response to one of such statements from actress Jessica Williams who rocks natural hair also.

The Counsellor has on a number of times claimed that women, especially the single ones, who have short hair are frustrated but Jessica Williams has dismissed his statement saying it is rather a statement of boldness.

Lucky Mensah

Showbiz News

Highlife musician, Lucky Mensah, says he has no regrets throwing his support behind the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and will not ditch the party no matter what happens.

For him, the NPP has in the short time it’s been in office proven to be a serious party determined to better the lives of Ghanaians and he cannot help but support a path of progress.

Craig David

Showbiz News

Craig David is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK, according to cybersecurity giant McAfee.

The annual survey analyses the celebrities whose names are the most likely to be used by cybercriminals to try to lure web users to malicious websites or click on links to malicious software.

Awards are good, especially when they really reward excellence and presently in Ghana, there are quite a number of awards all aimed at recognising personalities and organisations that live up to a level of expectation and distinction.

The People’s Celebrity Awards (PCA), formerly called the GN Bank Awards – is different from all the other award schemes ongoing in Ghana. It is the scheme that caters for all sectors within the arts industry.

By societal expectation, starting a family immediately after marriage is the norm, but for actress/TV presenter, Naa Ashorkor, young wives need to be given the chance to plan their way into motherhood.

Naa Ashorkor, who recently gave birth to a baby boy, said the pressure for young couples to have children as soon as the rings are on their fingers does not help in planning for the future.

Ama K. Abebrese has been crowned Best Actress at the 2017 Newark International Film Festival (NIFF) which came off in New Jersey, USA recently.

The actress, who won for her role in Sink or Swim, made the announcement on her Facebook page this week.

King Ayisoba

Showbiz News

After an enlightening world tour which took him to far off places like South Korea, Kologo music artiste, King Ayisoba, is urging government to pay more attention to traditional music as it is a key area that could bring great international exposure.

With his performance in South Korea, Ayisoba, who is known for his hit song, I Want To See You My Father, becomes the first Ghanaian act to perform in that country.

Ms Natalie Fort.

Showbiz News

Television evolves, so do its personalities who host talk shows or read the news. Many faces and personalities who graced our local stations for years have left the airwaves, or reduced their on-air roles, yet we get new faces all the time who come with a brand new energy.

One of such new faces who is soaring to greater heights is Natalie Fort, a pretty young lady who cut her teeth in the media barely two years ago with TV3 Network.

Ms Fort landed her job without any experience or training in journalism or news anchoring in October 2015. She was made an anchor for the network's five-minute on the hour news bulletin, News in Brief, and was also selected as the anchor for the 15-minute Business News segment on TV3's breakfast show dubbed New Day.

Joe Mettle

Showbiz News

Ghanaian gospel maestro, Joe Mettle, is number one on Apple Music Charts with his latest single ‘Bo Noo Ni’ which features Luigi Maclean.

The chart also has ‘Show You Off’ by Wurld, ‘Link’ by Jim Joseph and ‘Highest’ by Sarkodie and in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions respectively.

Anita Erskine

TV/Radio

RADIO and television personality, Anita Erskine has been unveiled as the next guest for the fifth edition of the 2017 LEAD Series.

LEAD (Learn, Evolve, Apply, Dominate) organised by OMNIS2131 has had the likes of  Hiplife Grand Papa Reggie Rockstone, blogger Ameyaw Debrah  and Nabil Alhassan, CEO OF Event Factory pass through to share their experiences in the entertainment industry.

The judges at the event

TV/Radio

Four contestants have been eliminated from MTN Hitmaker 6 after the 16 finalists gave their first live performance at the National Theatre on Tuesday, August 12.

Paired for their first performance, the contestants had only one task, to impress the judging panel, made up of TV/radio host, Caroline Sampson, entertainment critic, Francis Doku and award winning music producer, Kaywa to ensure they got a slot in the final 12.

KSM being presented with his award

TV/Radio

Celebrated satirist and TV host, Kwaku Sintim-Misa (KSM) was last Friday given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the maiden edition of the Comic Awards Ghana held at the National Theatre.

He was given a citation which was presented by actors Oscar Provencal and Nana Ama McBrown after the two had paid glowing tribute to him.

singer and songwriter Seal

Music

Seal thinks music has become ''empty'' over time.

The 54-year-old singer and songwriter has ''never'' wanted to be considered a celebrity but a musician who has a special talent to do ''something exceptional'', but he believes artiste nowadays are too consumed with the fame that they do not produce music of any substance.

Music talent shows have become a notable fixture on television with a number of contestants from these shows often going on to have successful careers.

Mention can be made of shows like Stars of the Future and Mentor which have given us stars like Efya, Irene Logan, Kaakie, Cee, Kesse among others. Mentor and Stars of the Future are now part of TV history but in their absence, MTN Hitmaker is now filling the gap.

Joe Mettle

Music

Just days after its release, reigning VGMA Artiste of the Year, Joe Mettle’s new single, Bo Noo Ni, has jumped to the number 1 spot on Apple Music’s chart.

The chart also has Show You Off by the World, Link by Jim Joseph and Highest by Sarkodie and in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions respectively.

Mohammed Alidu

Events

United States-based Ghanaian musician, Mohammed Alidu and his Bizung Family Band will perform on Saturday, September 16, at the Alliance Francaise in Accra as part of activities being organised by MusicXchange (MXC) Ghana.

Other groups lined up for the evening include the Africana Dance Ensemble, a band from the Akropong School for the Blind and others who have benefited from projects by MXC Ghana.

Daasebre Oti Boateng (arrowed) being ushered to the Akwantukese durbar grounds

Events

One thousand and three hundred pupils and students from basic and tertiary institutions in the New Juaben municipality who excelled academically this year are to be honoured at this year’s Akwantukese Festival of the chiefs and people of the New Juaben Traditional Area.

The Daasebre Silver Jubilee awards for excellence will be presented to pupils and students from the 250 primary, junior high schools (JHSs) and senior high schools (SHSs), as well as the two universities, the All Nations University College (ANUC) and the Koforidua Technical University, at the festival on October 28.

Bernard Amankwah

Events

It'sbeen a decade since Gospel artiste, Bernard Amankwah heeding a call to ministry and he will be using his annual Celebration of His Grace concert to commemorate the milestone.

This year’s event, scheduled for the National Theatre on Sunday, September 24, will be a gathering of the crème de la crème in the Gospel industry.

Popular highlife presenter and radio personality, DJ Candyman of Atinka FM turned 43 on Thursday August 24, 2017.

Candyman started radio work 20 years ago from Radio Lynk at the Kumasi Polytechnic and then moved to Shalom Radio in Berekum, Fox FM in Kumasi, Hello FM also in Kumasi, Rainbow Radio international and now Atinka FM in Accra.

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.