Don’t use music for propaganda – M.anifest

Award-winning Ghanaian rapper, Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, popularly known in music industry as M.anifest, has urged Ghanaians to use music to tell the country’s history and not for propaganda.

Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Thursday, M.anifest said music should be used to tell only the truth and not lies.

“…not to use it as a propaganda piece, but as in artist being the heartbeat of culture and being able to express truth about today, and also things about today that will be useful in the future…so that 50 years from now, when you listen to the music of today, it will give you clues as to what was happening with leadership, economy, social interactions between men and women.”

M.anifest made the remark when his views were sought on the Citi Breakfast Show in relation to that subject.


Nana Ama McBrown is non-destructible - Lil Win

Actor Lil Win has said he has never in his wildest dream thought of planting someone into Kumawood to pull Nana Ama McBrown down.

According to him, the actress is a multi-talented woman and there is no way any individual can try to pull her down in her career.

Lil Win was speaking to Angel FM in Kumasi with regards to allegations by a lady who claimed Lil Win was a thief who steals from people to make his career worthwhile and that he (Lil Win) planted Sandra Ababio in Kumawood movies to destroy Nana Ama Mcbrown.

He said “Nana Ama McBrown is so blessed and I can never do that to her.No one can bring her down and neither can I. I can never think of such a thing”.

“She is versatile, she can fit into any role and that no one can bring her down—She is just like me.”

According to him, he met Ababio on the set of Cocoa Brown and was impressed with her acting and promised to get her Kumawood roles.


I sold ‘waakye’ to survive - Joe Mettle

Gospel musician Joseph Oscar Mettle, popularly known as Joe Mettle, has revealed that life wasn’t rosy as it looks today and that to make ends meet, he had to sell waakye.

The ‘Onwawani’ hit maker, is known as one of the most successful gospel musicians in Ghana and has won many awards including the 2017 Ghana Music Award’s Artiste of the Year.

If you’re a fan of Joe Mettle, you may be wondering who he was before he gained fame.

Well, the musician was on the ‘Personality Profile’ with Lexis Bill on Joy FM, and he shared his journey to stardom and narrated how at some point, he had to aid his mother sell boiled rice and waakye.

“I did a bit of selling cards, so I sold phone cards around the time MTN recharge cards were in the system. Those were the days a sim card was sold for a hundred Ghana cedis. I did that for a while and I was like; you know what, this is not for me and so I needed to go on with my life.


Numbu, Ayele evicted from 2017 Ghana's Most Beautiful Show

The Upper West Regional representative of this year's Ghana's Most Beautiful, Numbu and Greater Accra's Ayeley have been evicted from the show.
The two could not survive the eviction night on Sunday, September 17, 2017.
The two, although did not have a perfect display, impressed the audience and some judges.
They both took home a cash prize of GHS 1,000 and assorted products from sponsors.



My wife didn't fund our wedding - Stonebwoy

Dancehall artiste Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy, has debunked rumours that his wife Dr Louisa Ansong funded their wedding.

The two got married at a plush wedding ceremony on June 16 at Unique Floral at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra.

The wedding, which was attended by big names in the entertainment industry, was rumoured to have been footed by the musician’s wife.

But speaking on Daybreak Hitz with KMJ on Hitz FM, the CEO of Burniton Music Group stated that “I’ve been in this industry for a while and these things shouldn’t surprise me we are all victims and if someone is having an opinion like that it’s their right but from the horses own mouth it is of no such reasons.”


I wrote Free SHS song – Kwesi Yankah

The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah, has said he wrote the title song for government’s education policy – Free SHS.
He, however, adds that the song was composed by Varrick Armah who put together the popular gospel tune Oye.

The second stanza of the free SHS song reads “The time has come for children
To ride the freedom train

And sing hallelujah

SHS is free

It’s time for us the youth

To discover the best in us

Free SHS is here to stay

To wipe all our tears away (2x)”.

Meanwhile, the Government has dismissed head teachers of two secondary schools in the country over extortion in the ongoing admissions under the free SHS policy.

The sacked headmasters are Wisdom Blazu of the Pentecost SHS in the Eastern region and Assistant headmaster of Daffour Senior High School Rev S.P Eleworkor.


Actors, producers demo against telenovelas

The Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) on Thursday, 14 September 2017 demonstrated in Kumasi against telenovelas aired on Ghanaian screens.

The actors and producers argued that the telenovelas are destroying their business as their movies are not patronised or aired on television anymore.

According to them, the telenovelas have taken over the airwaves, destroying the Ghanaian culture and influencing, especially women and children, negatively.

Kumawood actor, Michael Afranie, who spoke to Accra100.5FM called on government to ban telenovelas and help promote local movies to also boost their business.


Kofi Kinaata’s ‘Confession’ features in KNUST English Course

High Grade Family’s Multiple Award Winning Musician and song writer, Kofi Kinaata’s song titled “Confession” has featured in KNUST’s English course.
The lyrics of the song found its way in a Level 200 Literature material at the Kwame Nkrumah Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The song which was originally done in Fante is translated into English for literary appreciation. Kofi Kinaata took to his Facebook page and wrote:
“Level 200 KNUST students are studying the literary devices in #Confession this semester (Poems For ENG-LIT 263). Bigups to the lecturer”.


MUSIGA invested GH¢2 million NDC cash into research – Obour

The president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour also known as Obour has revealed that the union invested the two million Ghana cedis government allocated funds to musicians into research.

The MUSIGA president over the years has come under huge criticism for allege misappropriating of funds. But speaking to Lexis Bill on Joy FM, Obour insisted that the GH¢ 2 million government support fund under the NDC was used to conduct a comprehensive research into Ghana Music industry.

It could be recalled that, the then Minister of Finance, Dr Kwabena Duffuor under the Mills’ administration in his 2012 budget presentation on November 16, 2011 announced that government had set aside some GH¢ 2 million for musicians to develop the creative arts industry.


#GMB2017: Upper East's Talata admitted at hospital and she needs prayers

Upper East Reggional representative at this year's Ghana's Most Beautiful competition, Akongzirigo Azitariga Atinganma Talata Helen, known in the house as Talata, has been reported sick.
This was announced on Facebook by organizers of the reality show, TV3 Network.
23-year old lady Talata is currently at the hospital receiving treatment.


READ: #GMB2017: Ghanaians are trolling the contestants who couldn't do the 'chew and pour' well
She's is expected to join her colleagues at the reality house ahead of this Sunday's performance as the show enters in its fourth week on 17th September, 2017.
Since her admission at the hospital, Talata has been visited by several of her colleagues.


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