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Film makers get 2% of TV Licence Fees

Ghanaian film makers are catered for in the TV Licence Law whose implementation has started in earnest.

According to the law, 2% of the revenue accrued from the collection of the fees will go into a ‘Films Fund’ to help develop the film industry.

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) takes 72%, Ghana Independent Broadcasting Association (GIBA) – 15%, National Media Commission (NMC) – 4%, Media Development Fund, 4% and the Management of TV Licence Fee (GBC) gets 3% of the revenue.

The TV Licence Fees established by the Television Licensing Act – 1966 (NLCD 89) were re-introduced in 2015 to charge fees from individuals and groups that own television sets.

The law states that “except as otherwise prescribed, a person shall not install or use a television receiving set unless there is in existence in relation to that set a valid television receiving set licence granted by the licensing authority under this Act.”


Joyful Way Incorporated does it ‘double-double’ this time round

What comes to mind when you hear 26th December?

Okay, so we agree this may be a difficult question to answer. Let's make it easier for you...when you hear 26th December and Joyful Way Incorporated in one breath, it's most definitely about Explosion of Joy: their annual musical concert held every boxing day at the National Theatre.

To keep their fans and the entire people of Ghana and beyond informed and expectant about this year's production, they will be releasing 2 videos on every 26th day of the month and this started yesterday. Yes, you read right! 2 videos each month!!

This month's releases showcased an array of new talents and skill intertwined with quality local Ghanaian praise songs in a medley and done the "Joyful Way". The praise medley would keep you dancing and praising God. You definitely need those dancing shoes.

We proclaim how great you are and tell of the wonderful things you have done. (Psalm 75:1)


Highlife legend Ewurama Badu passes on

Information reaching 233livenews.com indicate that legendary highlife singer, Ewurama Badu has passed on.
She is said to have passed on in the early hours of Friday.
Ewurama Badu has composed several hits songs including Komkom, Obaatan Refre Ne Mma, and Medofo adadaa me.
Her last public performance was at the 2013 edition of Citi FM's night of Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO), held at the National Theatre.
RIP to the Queen of of authentic highlife.


Naa Ashorkor quits EIB

Information available to 233livenews.com indicate that award winning actress, Naa Ashorkor has resigned from the EIB Network; making a quick move to the Multimedia group.
According to sources, the radio personality has not been with her job roles since her return from maternity leave.
233livenews.com has also gathered management is struggling in getting her show, 'The Zone' back from KOD, who sat in for her during her break.
We also gather that Naa Ashorkor is moving to the Multimedia group and is likely to host 'Rhythmz A-Z, an entertainment talk show.


I regret bleaching – Bukom Banku

Ghanaian boxer, Braimah Kamoko, also known as Bukom Banku has said he regrets bleaching.

The Bukom-based boxer was seen flaunting his heavily bleached skin some months back. He later confirmed he was using bleaching creams to enhance his outlook.

He was reported to have said in an interview that he was bleaching to become Ghana’s ambassador to Germany.

“I am bleaching myself for German people to know that German peo­ple and Bukom Banku are one…. So if you see me now, you will observe that I am from Germany. I want Ghanaians to know that I am a German now,” he said.

After priding himself with the bleaching act for almost four months, he later announced that he had put a stop to the act advising Ghanaians not to follow his mistake but learn from the consequences.


CEO of Zylofon Media acquires Royal Richester hotel

Barely a month since we broke news on the acquisition of a Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV private jet estimated at $41Million by CEO of Zylofon Media and Menzgold Nana Appiah Mensa, the business mogul has added to his list of properties another one (in DJ Khaled’s voice) and that’s the Royal Richester Hotel.

According to reliable information available to Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment News – www.nydjlive.com, Nana Appiah Mensa acquired the property months before the private jet.

The East Legon situated property as we gather will lose its status as a 3-star hotel as reconstruction has already commenced.

Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment News – www.nydjlive.com can confirm that the facility is under development and would have an ultra-modern and multi-purpose event centre.


Cwesi Oteng punches Lutterodt over 'Irrelevant' tag

I wonder if Newton’s third law of motion could apply here but it states that, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” and so it comes as no surprise that Ghanaian Gospel musician Cwesi Oteng has responded to a recent statement by Counselor Lutterodt describing him as irrelevant to the Gospel music industry.

In a quick response via Twitter, Cwesi Oteng has referred to Rev. Counsellor George Lutterodt’s analysis as that of a “Liddle Wacko” Lutterodt.

It is unknown what led to the counselor describing him (Cwesi Oteng) as such.

Cwesi Oteng was not the only to be described as such he (counselor Lutterodt) also mentioned SP Kofi Sarpong as only adding up to the number of Gospel musicians.

“They are wasting their time. Cwesi Oteng is a copycat. SP Kofi Sarpong and Nicholas Omane Acheampong are just adding to the number,”he said on Joy FM.


Bola Ray, Duffour Jnr. gift Shatta Wale with G- Wagon on his birthday

Dancehall icon Shatta Wale’s birthday keeps getting better. Indeed, it could easily be his most memorable yet.

EIB boss Bola Ray and business partner Dr. Duffour Jnr. have surprised the popular singer with a brand new G -Wagon for the special milestone.

Overwhelmed, the SM frontman took to social media to express his joy and appreciation:

The presentation follows other significant gestures by prominent Ghanaians, such as a historic tweet by HE Nana Akufo Adoo on October 16.

An all-white party scheduled for PAPARAZZI Night Club on Sunday is expected to crown the celebration.

Founder of SM4LYF Records and the Shatta Movement, Shatta Wale is author of uncountable street anthems an recipient of several awards.


I'm saddened by Bukom Banku's defeat - Sarkodie

Ghanaian rapper and hiplife artist Sarkodie earlier this morning went on twitter to lament heavily about the sudden defeat of his favourite Ghanaian boxer Bukom Banku. He proceeds by saying Banku wasn’t fit for the bout.

Former WBO Africa Cruiserweight champion, Brimah Kamoko, known commonly as Bukom Banku suffered a humiliating defeat to former Ghana Amateur boxing team captain, Bastie Samir in the cruiserweight non-title bout held at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra on Saturday night.

Bukom Banku, who promised to knock out the Bastie in the 6th Round ahead of the bout struggled to find his feet after from the 3rd Round after enduring tough punches from his opponent.


Some gospel musicians lack respect, humility – Cynthia of Daughters of Glorious Jesus

Cynthia Appiadu, a member of veteran gospel trio; Daughters of Glorious Jesus, has asserted that some of the current crop of gospel musicians, lack respect.

The veteran musician made the remark in an interview with Franky 5 on “This is Gospel” on Hitz FM Sunday.

A member of the successful group, also made up of Edna Sarpong and Monica Owusu Ansah, Cynthia Appiadu also believes that humility is a key step to becoming successful as a gospel musician.

“One thing I can boldly say is that in the first place, if you want to be a gospel musician, you have to be a Christian because you’re there as an example for people. We’re not angels, but we are all trying to be perfect,” she stated.


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