When Ghanaian electric bass player, Harold Haity, left his base at Kiel in Germany for Accra about a month ago, he knew he was heading home to unwind from the hectic gigs across Europe and sessions with his music students.
He decided, in the course of his holiday, to play a couple of gigs in the nation’s capital to introduce himself and his style to music lovers and that’s how come he will be the featured act on Saturday, August 26 at the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill in Accra.
The second edition of the Black Star International Film Festival has opened in Accra with a call on Ghanaian filmmakers to tell the Ghanaian story.
Speaking at the opening ceremony at the Silverbird Cinema, Accra Mall, yesterday, August 18, the Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia, urged filmmakers in Ghana to always endeavour to tell the Ghanaian story.
The Queen of African Wear, Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan Bekoe, a staunch promoter of African prints has chalked ten years as an ambassador of beautiful African garments.
As part of her ten years anniversary of promoting African prints, she has launched a foundation, dubbed ''Angeles Foundation'' to promote Boy Child Education and Fight in reducing Cancer cases in the country.
Young, enterprising playwright, Kobina Ansah is set to unleash a new work by the middle of September at the Efua Sutherland Drama Studio, University of Ghana at Legon.
Titled ‘Tribeless’, the four-cast play touches on everyday themes such as streetism, ethinicity and resilience in life.
The airwaves have been buzzing hot since the announcement by Bank of Ghana that UT Bank and Capital Bank has respectively been taken over by GCB Bank following a successful Purchase and Assumption deal.
Nobody likes bank failures because of the reverberations that such occurrences hit the economy with. Almost every business or individual is affected one way or the other when a bank fails and the reason governments protect them until they can’t anymore.
Socialite, Hajia4Real real name Mona Faiz Montrage may have had her own share of bad press and controversies because of her lifestyle and the pictures she posts on social media but the C.E.O of LVC Entertainment says she has no regret of her past.
“I have no regrets in life at all. When I look back at who I was before and the woman I have transformed to become, I will say that, whatever I did or whatever life I lived in the past have contributed to who I am today.
Any artiste or entertainment personality who still harbours dreams of joining the likes of Stonebwoy, Becca, Kumi Guitar among others at Zylofon Media should wake up from that sleep.
This is because that dream may take quite a while to become a reality as disclosed by Samuel Baah, Public Relations Officer of Zylofon Media when he spoke to Showbiz on Tuesday.
When this year’s music reality show, MTN Hitmaker 6, gets into full swing, the battle will not be among the contestants but also three of the finest beat makers the country has to offer.
The three beat makers—Richie Mensah, CEO of Lynx Entertainment, award winning producer Magnom and new entrant DJ Breezy are set to battle it out to determine which of their artiste emerges victorious.
The second edition of the Black Star International Film Festival (BSIFF) will take off tomorrow with the opening ceremony at the Silverbird Cinema, Accra Mall at 8am.
The opening film, Moonlight, follows immediately after the ceremony at the same venue. There will be film screenings throughout the day at the Silverbird Cinema, Accra Mall and the African Regent Hotel as well as an open-air cinema at Achimota Mall from 7pm to 11pm.
A private radio station at Akyem Oda, Ofie 105.9 Fm, has been crowned champion of radio stations in the Eastern Region.
The 23-month-old station emerged the overall best performing radio station out of 40 in the region competition dubbed, “Eastern Region in a Excellent Media Awards” held at the Lindador restaurant in Koforidua last weekend.
In recent times, there have been talks and competition among celebrities regarding who wore what (slayed) on the red carpet at events.
In view of this, the Slayers Network Group has decided to give fashionistas a face with a new television show called Slayers, to be aired on GhOne Television.
I have been writing this column, Listening and Watching with Francis Doku in this paper, Graphic Showbiz since July 2000.
That makes it 17 years of coming to you with my opinions on things, people and organisations in the broadcast value chain in Ghana.
I will have you know that in all the 17 years that I have been doing this, the number of times I have not produced a piece to any of the editors and acting editors who have ran the paper, to be published in the column won't be up to 17. I could be lying though, but who cares? You don’t, do you?
He is not the first musician to sing about sanitation but Gospel artiste DJ Eminimu believes he can add his voice to drum home the message for the need for change.
DJ Eminimu’s song, Yen Pa Mo Efin featuring Perpetual Didier and recorded by Chajay tells Ghanaians not to litter around.
Ever since he started his music career two years ago, Highlife artiste Nanky has always done love songs and he says he will not deviate from it because he believes in the power of love.
Some of his love songs include Marry You Tonight, Love, High Me, Woara and Only.
Singer, Wiyaala, has dropped the visuals for Village Sex, the first single from her forthcoming album.
Village Sex is an adaption of a traditional wedding song from Wiyaala’s village in the Upper West Region. It tells of a young bridegroom being teased by the women because he only thinks of consummating the marriage on the wedding night. The song is meant to encourage young bachelors to marry before they have sex as tradition demands.
A contemporary dance piece that illustrates and addresses social and hierarchical complexity in the Ghanaian society, will be performed on Friday, August 25 at the Alliance Francaise in Accra.
Titled ‘Dance The Time’, the production is the result of a three-day workshop for contemporary dancers led by Felix Ofosu Dompreh of Kuyum Arts Investigation in Accra.
This year’s African Legends Night concert comes off at the Banquent hall of the State House on September 30.
The sixth in the series, this year’s event is special. It perfectly ties into the marking of Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary celebrations.
Music fans who cherish the reggae component generally referred to as ‘lovers rock’ will have a lot to get excited about when the United Kingdom-based, world-renowned reggae artiste, John McLean, performs on Saturday, August 19 at the +233 Jazz Bar & Grill in Accra.
Dubbed ‘Reggae Fever - A Night of True Lovers Rock,’ the 9.00pm concert will also feature Knii Lante. Both acts will be supported by the Big Hills Band.
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.
“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.