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Tic Tac, musician

Showbiz News

Hiplife musician Nana Kwaku Duah alias Tic Tac is laughing all the way to the bank after winning a GH₵300,000 suit against retail outlet Melcom Ghana Limited.

He has directed and shot music videos for artistes like Guru, Mr. Eazi, EL, Paa Kwasi of Dobble fame and Maccasio and now music video director, Salifu Abdul Hafiz says he is getting requests to shoot porn movies.

This year alone, Hafiz claims he has been offered up to $35,000 by individuals and some production houses to shoot such movies in Ghana and South Africa.

Lil Win

Showbiz News

Although he may have started off making music as a joke but since Kumawood actor and comedian, Kwadwo Nkansah aka Lil Win took it seriously, his star has only shone brighter.

His release of popular songs like Mama Boss Papa and Ladder have proved that he is in for serious business. And on Saturday, December 30, Lil Win will be live in action at the first ever Mefri Kumasi concert to excite his home fans.

Patrons also enjoyed some finger foodsPatrons also enjoyed some finger foods

Showbiz News

As part of its monthly MTN Movie Mania, telecommunications giant, MTN last Friday hosted their loyal customers at the global premiere of the blockbuster movie, Justice League.

The premiere which came off at the Silverbird Cinemas at Accra Mall and WestHills Mall saw MTN loyal customers and their friends being treated to cocktails, free pop corn and drinks.

Mz Yankey

Showbiz News

Six musicians, including three Ghanaians, participating in an international workshop on Music Business, will perform on Wednesday, November 22, at the Republic Bar & Grill at Osu in Accra.

Johanna Amelie (Germany), Aida Blanco (Spain), Betina Quest (Burundi / Germany), Mz Yankey, Bryte Addo and Eli A Free (all from Ghana) will be backed by the Musical Lunatics Band during the performance, which is free to the general public.

Frema Ashkar

Showbiz News

Highlife singer, Kwabena Kwabena and controversy seem to be bedfellows especially where his relationships are concerned.

Earlier this year, he went through a very public divorce from his second wife, Abena Owusuaa with so many stories about what led to their marriage crashing.

Mr Amar, CEO of IPMC

Showbiz News

The National Theatre will serve as a meeting place for a Ghana-India collaboration when it plays host to a music and dance play titled, “Niyati, A Starry Evening of Dance” tomorrow Friday, November 17.

For 25-year-old Pearl Nyarko-Mensah, being crowned Miss Malaika 2017 is certainly a dream come true because she aimed for the crown once she entered the competition.

“I knew I stood the chance. That night, I knew it was between Vanessa and I. She emerged first runner-up. When my name was mentioned, I felt great and the thought that went through my mind was, Oh God, I can’t believe my dream has finally become a reality,” she told Showbiz last Tuesday.

The MTN Ghana Foundation has announced that nominations are still opened for entry in the Season IV of MTN Heroes of Change contest till November 17, 2017.

The Foundation is inviting members of the general public to identify individuals in their communities who have done exceptionally well for others and nominate them to be honored as a Hero of Change.

Philipa Baafi

Showbiz News

After months of campaigning for healthy lifestyles in Accra, Gospel musician, Philipa Baafi takes her advocacy to the Western Region when she launches the “How Well Are You Campaign” at the Takoradi Market Circle tomorrow.

The campaign organised by the Phillipa Baafi Foundation with support from Ghana National Petroleum Commission (GNPC) and the Ministry of Health is expected to screen residents in 14 towns in the region in the first phase of the exercise.

A design from Araba Stephens Akompi

Showbiz News

Ghanaian fashion designer and CEO of Stylista, Araba Stephens Akompi, has joined the club of world-renowned fashion designers whose designs have been selected for exhibition by The Museum of Modern Arts in NewYork City.

The exhibition, titled “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” started last month and runs till January 28 next year. One hundred and eleven different garments, accessories, and other wearables which have shaped the world of fashion are being displayed.

Dzifa Gray

Showbiz News

The Host of Metro TV’s Morning Ride, Dzifa Gray, has expressed gratitude at being honoured for her work in front of the camera and has promised to work harder to receive more accolades.

Dzifa recently won the Best TV Presenter Africa award at the Trek Africa Awards (TAWA) 2017.

GMB 2017 final four

TV/Radio

BUDGET COVERAGE: It has been a very busy week for many in the media, hasn’t it? For what’s worth this was the week in which the 2018 budget was presented by the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori Atta to the people’s representatives in Accra and if you work in the media you’d be very busy.

Of course, budget presentation these days are nothing compared to what we used to have when Dr. Kwesi Botchway presented budgets on live television in the 1980s and 1990s, but that notwithstanding, the approach to covering that in the face of hefty competition is a daunting task.

Groupe Nduom on Saturday 4 November inaugurated a Television Channel in the United Kingdom. Known as GNTV UK, the channel will operate on Freeview on Vision TV and Sky TV. GNTV UK is billed as “... the cord to link Africans and the continent's friends and partners in the UK and Europe to the African continent.”

GNTV UK will source some of its programmes from live feeds and other recorded content from TV channels managed by Groupe Nduom in Ghana and other West African countries. These include First News Network (FNN), Business Television Africa (BTA), Sports 24, and Amansan Television (ATV). Others are Faith TV, Ocean1 TV and Spyder Lee Entertainment TV (SETV). The new channel went live on Freeview in the UK on November 1st. It will start broadcasting on the SKY network on 16 November.

The Kardashians

TV/Radio

Viewers have been keeping up with hit TV series Keeping Up With The Kardashians(KUWTK) for the past 10 years as it evolves from a familial docu-series into a global phenomenon.

And as part of celebrating its mega hit series’ 10th milestone, E! will air a 90-minute KUWTK 10 Year Anniversary Special on DStv channel 124 at 6pm.

Sarkodie

Music

Before Sarkodie released his fifth studio album, Highest, two months ago, the rapper was so sure there would be no 2017 edition of his annual Rapperholic concert.

Keche

Music

Music has always been used as a tool for social change and on Saturday, November 25, some big names in music will gather at the Tema Sports Stadium for a concert that will draw attention to drug abuse.

Dubbed, Untamed Energy, the concert will feature the likes of Keche, Stay Jay, D Cryme, Eno Barony, Choirmaster, Edem and several more.

D Black

Music

Hiphop artiste, D Black is really ready for Christmas and it will be a good one for him as his latest single, Julie which features highlife artiste, Bisa Kdei is set to be a staple for the festivities.

Julie, released three weeks ago, is a single off his untitled fourth album which is yet to be released and has been hyped as the official Christmas anthem.

A scene from the movie

Events

After being shown around the world, Ghanaian movie lovers will now get the chance to watch acclaimed filmmaker, Shirley Frimpong Manso’s Potato Potahto when it comes to the Silverbird Cinemas on November 30.

Described as an African marital comedy of errors, Potato Potahto has been lauded at nearly every event is has been shown including the Cannes Film Festival in May, the 38th Durban International Film Festival in July and the British Urban Film Festival in September.

Some of the dignitaries expected to grace Ghana Poetry Festival

Events

The 4th edition of the Ghana Poetry Festival has been slated for November 13 to 18, this year, at the National Mausoleum in Accra.

The event, organised by Values for Life, is expected to bring together poets, writers, and lovers of literary works as well as industry players in the literary arts industry.

Edem thrilled at the Edemfest concert

Events

It was a great weekend for merrymakers at the annual Hogbetsotso festival in the Volta Region when Afropop artiste, Edem and his squad of artistes stormed Keta and Anloga for a concert dubbed Edemfest.

Held on the High Street of Keta last Friday night and with showstoppers like M.anifest, Tinny, MzVee, Yaa Pono and VVIP on the bill, there was no dull moment as the revellers danced and sang along to their songs.

Images in which Lupita Nyong'o accuses Glazia Magazine of altering her looks. PHOTO | COURTESY | FACEBOOK

Celebrity

Oscar award winner Lupita Nyong’o has blasted a UK magazine, accusing it of altering her looks to give her an European appearance.

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.