GHANAIAN bourgeoning television personality and actress, Hailliote Sumney aka Haillie will keep Ghana on the list of nations whose names will be flying around on Sunday, June 23, at the 2019 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, though the country will be absent from the podium of award winners.
A 1972 movie of Aretha Franklin recording the most successful gospel album to date was shelved and remained hidden for nearly 50 years, partly due to the singer's frustration over Hollywood's failure to make her a movie star, according to its makers.
In 1983, Nigeria expelled two million undocumented West African migrants, half of whom were from Ghana. The sturdy, checked bags into which they packed their belongings have become a symbol of exclusion and intolerance. Nearly four decades later, the region is yet to confront its emotional baggage.
It’s easy to get nostalgic for the era when most music lovers bought LPs. They would save their pennies for a Saturday trip to the local record store, before heading home clutching their glorious new vinyl in a plastic bag to drop the needle on the turntable and listen on repeat.
THE role of the creative arts in national development has been emphasised over the years yet the level of commitment required in ensuring that this ceases to be a facade has not always matched the talk.