November 15, 2019
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Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Jeff Sowa, Kafui Dey & Others To Speak At Jon Germain’s Radio & TV Personality Master Class

Celebrated Ghanaian broadcaster Jon Germain and host of ‘The Zone’ on Starr 103.5 fm will on Thursday November 28 host a Radio/TV personality Master Class for young talents who wish to have a career in broadcasting.

According to Jon, who is spearheading the initiative, though the current generation of media practitioners are doing well, they need to consistently build their capacity.

He disclosed that the desire to see young people excel in the media space motivated him to take initiative.

He also said, “I want to pass on the knowledge I have acquired as a media practitioner for over a decade to the new generation during my master class. In the past before you are given the opportunity to speak on radio or TV, you have to go through training and have a great voice in order to sound awesome and captivating for both listeners and viewers. But in recent times radio presenters do more music than speaking.”

He noted that during the session, all nagging questions about the media landscape will be answered.

The event will have other seasoned speakers including business mogul Prince Kofi Amoabeng, award winning broadcaster Kafui Dey as well as branding/marketing expert Jeff Sowah who will provide valuable insights that will give participants the tools to make the right decisions for a successful career in radio and TV.

The ace media broadcaster Jon Germain will also share his over 23 years of experience in broadcasting to his audience and also talk about other important topics that needs attention.

Students who wish to register would be charged GH₵ 200 and every other person would be charged GH₵ 300.

The event will take lace at Alisa Hotels, Ridge

Meet Kabutey my MC, The Best MC Of The Year At The Ghana Events Industry Conference

For any event to be successful depends largely on how well the MC creates and sustains the right atmosphere throughout the event. That person must without a doubt radiate confidence and charisma to keep the ceremony engaged and entertaining for all.

Kabutey my MC has over the years set out to compere events in Ghana and abroad that has left both the audience and event organisers truly satisfied.

Known privately as Kabutey Ocansey, Kabutey my MC is a Professional Event Mc based in Accra, Ghana and delivers excellence service across the world. His experience spans almost 800 events over the last 8 years on the microphone across corporate, social and entertainment platforms.

Kabutey my MC was at the maiden edition of the Ghana Events Industry Conference (GEIC) awarded the Best Event MC of the Year and also recognized with an Honorary Award as part of his contribution to the event industry.

In his remarks, he extends his appreciation to everyone who has supported his journey thus far, “I want to particularly say a big thank you to all the DJs, photographers, videographers, décor and planning coordinating houses I have worked with. You have truly made a difference for me and I value it very much”
Kabutey delivers on Live Channels and TV and is steeped in professionally delivering to key stakeholder’s satisfaction by his matured, classy, fun outlook and interactive personality.

Kabutey my Mc evolved the philosophy of “Mcing by Immersion” which bolstered by his artistic performance, experience and orientation is applied with dexterity and adapted to suit various event forms.

With focused attention to detail honed by his science background, Kabutey has effectively delivered as compere of events that engaged; from small intimate numbers of 20 to as large as 1,500 guests, from regular folks to Presidents, International Dignitaries and VIPs, from formal protocol to flexible and fluid settings and from regular to high end venues and destinations. He is acknowledged as the most versatile and adaptive professional in the business.

Kabutey My Mc guarantees peace of mind to the organizer or planner, a fulfilling and pleasant experience to the guests or audience and ultimately an effective and seamless execution to the individual and/ or corporate host.

The Ghana Event Industry Conference is organised by the Event Vendors Association of Ghana (EVAG). A platform created for operators in the events industry to synergise and pull resources from each other.

It is aimed at organising event vendors around the country in ensuring delightful delivery to clients while promoting and encouraging the highest level of ethics within the events industry and managing the sector to high standards, as well promoting professionalism with high quality service delivery.

We don’t sell ourselves in addition to tickets – Yvonne Okoro warns

Ghanaian actress Yvonne Okoro has warned the public to desist from asking for the personal contact numbers of actresses when they call to buy tickets for movie premieres because “we are not selling ourselves in addition to the tickets”.

Ms Okoro, one of the main casts of ‘Fix Us’, a movie produced by fellow actress Yvonne Nelson and scheduled to be premiered at the Silverbird Cinema on 6 December 2019, passed the comment after a member of her team gave out the numbers to call for tickets during an interview on Accra FM

Shortly after the numbers were announced, the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress commented, “Please, when you call, don’t call to ask for our personal numbers; he will not give it to you. It is tickets that are being sold, we are not selling ourselves in addition. Please come and see the movie”.

Ms Okoro has featured in more 30 movies and has been nominated for Africa Movie Awards Best Actress twice in a row – 2011 and 2012 – for her movies ‘Pool Party’ and ‘Single Six’.

Apart from the two Yvonne’s, the other notable names in ‘Fix Us’ are Tobi from Big Brother Nigeria, Michelle Attoh, Hajia4real, Irene Logan and Prince David Osei.

Source: classfmonline.com

Yvonne Nelson Premieres “Fix Us” On December 6

Celebrated actress, Yvonne Nelson’s YN Productions is set to release a new movie titled, Fix Us.

It will premiere at the Silverbird Cinemas at the Accra Mall on December 6 from 7pm.

Directed by Pascal Amanfo, the movie stars some of Africa’s most influential actors including Yvonne Nelson, Yvonne Okoro, Prince David Osei, Michelle Attoh and Nigeria’s Mofe Duncan.

The rest include, former Big Brother Naija housemate Tobi Bakre, Jessica Williams, Belinda Dzatta and Ivorian actress, Alexandra Amon.

It also features Hajia4real and musician, Irene Logan who are starring in a movie for the first time.

Fix Us tells the story three young ladies who take on a journey of faith and fate.

When Naadie (Yvonne Nelson), Chioma (Yvonne Okoro) and Jaya (Alexandra Amon) run into each other at an audition, they are bound by their common dream to be movie stars and form a friendship that can hardly be broken.

But when their dreams are eventually actualized, they soon realise that they want even something more from life.

Something more that money cannot buy. Something more that fame cannot give. Something more that they must find for themselves.

The movie to some extent highlights what goes on behind the scenes in the lives of some actors.

“Our gift to you this Christmas… The official end of year movie,” Yvonne Nelson said when she announced the movie on Friday.

“Are you ready ? December 6th at the Silverbird Cinemas…A must watch movie..See you there,” Yvonne Okoro also said on Instagram.

“This movie will keep you on your toes.. have you gasping, have you grabbing the arm seats. Book an entire row of seats as soon as the tickets are out,” Michelle Attoh added.

“Happy new month fam.. What better way to celebrate my birthday 6th December “FIX US” Premieres,” Prince David Osei also said.

Phylis Vesta Boison Wins 2019 Miss Malaika Ghana

After several weeks of competition, 19-year-old University of Ghana student, Legon, Phylis Vesta Boison, has been crowned the 2019 Miss Maliaka Ghana queen.

The newly-crowned beauty queen, who is also a third-year accounting student at the University of Ghana, battled it out with nine other ladies to win a cash prize, a brand new car and other mouthwatering prizes.

The finales of this years’ Miss Maliaka Ghana pageant took place at the National Theatre on Saturday, November 2.

Mbord Astanga and Habiba Bint-Abdallah were announced as the first and second runners-up, respectively.

These queens and seven other ladies before the grand finale on Saturday were taken through rigorous grooming sessions (entrepreneurship, communication skills, personal outlook and others), projects and survived evictions to prove their worth as the next Miss Malaika queen.

As part of their project the ladies raised over GH₵12,000 and donated it to children with Congenital anomalies (structural or functional defects that occur during intrauterine life and are present at birth) and Preterm babies( babies born before 37 weeks of pregnancy) at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital.

On the finale, 10 contestants battled it out as they shared the humanitarian projects they have designed to embark on if they win the crown.

The judges, Kojo Jones, Naa Ashorkor, Joselyn Dumas, Claudia Lumor and James Gardiner watched keenly as the 10 finalists took turns to share their ideas and answer questions thrown at them, for the cash prize, the car and the very enviable Miss Malaika Ghana crown.

One contestant called Fynnba was announced the winner of the talent hunt. She was one of three delegates shortlisted to compete for this award.

Mbord Astanga, the first runner-up was also voted by the delegates as Miss Congeniality. This award was given to the delegate who was fun to be with.

The delegates were later cut down to the final five, which consisted of Mbord, Phylis, Alma, Habiba and Kimberly.

A memorable night for many, the event was put together by Charterhouse Ghana and witnessed performances from Dope Nation, Kelvynboy, Adina, Medikal and Kuami Eugene.

EXPERIENCING GHANA THE PROMPT WAY

American news-based pay television channel owned by AT&T’s Warner Media, CNN, recently released a list of 19 places to visit in the world with Ghana ranked number 4 and described as one of the most peaceful countries in the world with some of the most diverse tourist attractions.

In September 2018, Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, declared and formally launched the “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” for Africans in the Diaspora, giving fresh impetus to the quest to unite Africans on the continent with their brothers and sisters in the diaspora.

The “Year of Return” celebration marks 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in North America. After the announcement of this campaign, there has been a record rise in the number of people visiting Ghana including several high profiled persons.

In an interaction with Tourism Entrepreneur and Marketing Communications expert, Ms. Cassandra Obiri, she highlighted the importance of the “Year of Return” which is to put the country in a better position on the world tourism ladder in terms of popularity. The creative lead and event curator added that the “Year of Return” as a brand is certainly going to have a positive impact on the country’s image and its marketability.

Knowing the benefits of tourism to the national economy of a county, Ms. Obiri elaborated on her newly created platform, Prompt Travel (www.prompttravel.co.uk), which seeks to address the needs of tourists and other persons visiting Ghana. According to the Co-founder of Prompt Travel, “tourism brings many benefits, including but not limited to the growth and boost of economic activities, Infrastructure development, source of foreign exchange earnings and employment opportunities”.

Prompt travel is an online portal that allows users to easily and securely book one of a kind tours, workshops and other exciting activities across Ghana conveniently with just a click of a bottom which translates into the next unique adventure. 

Speaking about the rationale for setting up Prompt Travel, Ms. Obiri stated that “discovering real people, amazing locations and genuine cultures around the world. Tourism actively brings cultures together and it is through experiencing other cultures that we come to understand and appreciate one another. At Prompt Travel, we are committed to ensuring our clients are given unforgettable travel experience and services. We offer variety, comfort and value for money services with expedient authentic local experiences”. 

Commenting on experiencing Ghana the “prompt way”, Ms. Obiri stated that “our main goal is to cater for everyone who is visiting Ghana with our amazing packages which have been tailor made just for exceptional travel experience you won’t find anywhere else. Prompt Travel got you covered this December. As much as we want to tie you down every day we want you to have the freedom to choose that option. If it’s only 1 or 3 days you spend with us, we want you to have the best time with us”.

Having the customer at heart, there are no hidden charges with Prompt Travel. There are no hidden extras and you will know what you are paying for. Customers are given a realistic idea of how much their trips and experiences will cost them – entry fees, taxes, transportation, meals and others.

As a way of helping in the development of the eco-system, Ms. Obiri revealed that “our goal is to work with local businesses and start-ups by offering them a free platform to advertise their businesses.

We are passionate about young people and want to inspire them through life-changing experiences and exposure. We know what works and we want to be a part of their journey”.

It’s a lie – Michy denies patching up with Shatta Wale

Baby Mama of Shatta Wale, Michy has denied claims she had patched up things with Shatta Wale.

According to her, the video clip in circulation is old, hence, should not be given the attention bloggers want it to receive.

Michy indicated that she’s preparing to feed her clients and has no business with the self-acclaimed Dancehall King.

Last week, Shatta Wale heaped praises on Michy for her ‘maturity’.

Shatta Wale, who appeared on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review, agreed with Mark Okraku Mantey that Shatta Michy is mature, has sense and is educated.

Mr. Okraku Mantey said he had a personal chat with Michy for more than 30 minutes about Shatta Wale and not once did she say anything negative about her ex. She only said Shatta Wale, like many men, is imperfect, but he is extraordinary in what he does.

Source: mynewsgh.com

FEEL AFRICA AS AFRIMA UNVEILS EXCITING EVENTS FOR 2019

All road leads to Lagos State, Nigeria as music lovers, cultural enthusiast and African stars in Africa and Diaspora gear up towards the upcoming 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, the continent’s biggest music event with the theme ‘Feel Africa’ is set to hold from November 20 to November 23, 2019.

The awards show will feature four days of thrilling and innovative programme of activities set to cater to a wide range of audiences from entertainment to music business to tourism and destination marketing.

Kicking off the 6th AFRIMA events is the AFRIMA Welcome Soiree on Wednesday, November 20 at the poolside of Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos from 6:00pm; a reception in honour of arriving AFRIMA nominees and delegates, African Union officials, members of the International Committee of AFRIMA, international and local media as well as other invited guests.

As part of its Social Responsibility Initiative, AFRIMA will visit a primary school situated in Lagos state on Thursday, November 21 to sustain the drive begun by the International Committee of AFRIMA in Gambia in 2015 to raise consciousness for the African child’s education and literacy on the continent. AFRIMA will be donating educational materials and musical instruments to a selected public school in Lagos.

The visit also creates opportunities for motivational conversations between the pupils and the delegation consisting of various African music super stars, Nigerian government officials, African Union officials, AFRIMA executives, and many other invited guests.

Setting the stage for the entertainment value the awards brings with each edition, is the AFRIMA Music Village with a change in venue to the Agege stadium, Agege Lagos, slated for Thursday, November 21. The AFRIMA Music Village is a 12-hour concert-style music festival which starts at 6.00p.m. with live performances from A-list and upcoming artistes including AFRIMA nominees, as well as past AFRIMA winners. This is will be opened to devoted music lovers and promises to be an evening of high euphoria and invigorating energy.

This year, the African Union, AU and International Committee of AFRIMA have decided to take the music village to the community where the people reside. For gate entry to the music concert, get a branded AFRIMA T-shirt at just N2,000 = (USD5.5) on the AFRIMA website www.afrima.org or at the concert venue. Event will be broadcast live on DSTV channel 198, GOTV channel 29, Africa Independent Television (AIT), Raypower FM Network, Kennis FM, Silverbird Television (STV), HIP TV, amongst over 84 stations across the world.

Following on Friday, November 22 at the Grand Ballroom, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, is the Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) an annual summit of networking and interaction among music professionals, music executives, government officials and other stakeholders in the music, media and financial sectors of Africa. It sets an atmosphere for discussions on the potentials present in the African music industry and ways to harness its socio-economic gains. Attendance registration for AMBS is now open on the AFRIMA website, www.afrima.org

Later in the evening of Friday, the 6th AFRIMA Nominees party will hold. Tagged ‘Fire and Ice’, the exclusive party for this year’s nominees has a few surprises in store for the guests and it promises to be a night of extreme fun and social interactions.

Saturday, November 23 ushers in the main awards event at Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, which commences at 4.00 p.m. with the live Red Carpet where African music stars and other invited guests display their glamour and impeccable African fashion sense for the audience watching around the world while being interviewed by the 6th AFRIMA celebrity red carpet hosts.

The live broadcast main awards ceremony following at 7.30 p.m. is conceptualised to celebrate African creativity and culture in all its splendour as well as reward African artistes who emerge winners in the 36 AFRIMA continental and regional categories ranging from the classic, contemporary to traditional genres of music. The awards ceremony programme will also specially recognise and honour African music veterans with the 2019 AFRIMA Legend Award.

Sharing her excitement, Associate Producer, AFRIMA, Adenrele Niyi said “we are excited about this year’s AFRIMA events as these are interesting times for African music and creatives. The entire music world is looking forward to November 20 to 23 in Lagos, Nigeria. I especially look forward to the Music Summit, where every attendee gets to part with some new knowledge of the African Music Industry. And we still reminisce on the high energy from the last Music Village experience in Ghana, with over 60,000 people packed in the Independence Square, Accra, the largest arena in Ghana. Lagos will surely leave us spellbound.”

Also expressing huge expectations for the 2019 events, International Advisor to AFRIMA, Rikki Stein said, “AFRIMA has never disappointed my expectations, and I know that this year will reflect even more Africanness, as the theme for 2019 goes ‘Feel Africa’ the unique and beautiful essence of African music and culture will be portrayed to its fullest during the events”.

The British music executive has explored many parts of the African continent in his over 50 years career in the music industry. “Culture is a living, breathing ever-evolving entity. I’m amongst those who consider that Africa has a tremendous contribution to make in the world. Nowhere is this clearer than through its cultural manifestations, evidenced by the burgeoning global interest in its art, fashion, literature and, particularly, music.”, he added.

The premium 6th AFRIMA events will be star-studded with attendance from award-winning recording artistes, African celebrities, music professionals, creative/cultural industry experts, media practitioners, and public officials amongst others. The events will be broadcast live on DSTV channel 198, GOTV channel 29, Africa Independent Television (AIT), Raypower FM Network, Kennis FM, Silverbird Television (STV), HIP TV, amongst over 84 stations across the world and fans of African music globally can also catch the frenzy via the AFRIMA social media handles, live stream on the AFRIMA website, and the AFRIMA App. Tickets to the events can be purchased on the AFRIMA website, www.afrima.org

In partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA is committed to the stimulation of conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world about the potentials of the cultural and creative economy for real enterprise on the continent, contributing significantly to social cohesion and continental integration as well as sustainable economic growth and development in Africa by lending its voice to promotion of education and campaign against extreme poverty and preventable diseases.

MZ DRU To Host ‘Emmanuel Smith Live In Concert’ In London On November 3

Drusilla Lartey, popularly known by her stage name Mz Dru, a radio and TV presenter, voice over artist and lifestyle Vlogger will on Sunday, November 3, 2019 host an event

The event organised by Ghanaian-born UK based singer and songwriter Emmanuel Smith who was part of the finalist on ‘The Voice UK’ 2019 will be held at Indigo at the 02, London  and will have anointed voices from Ghana and UK, USA like  Joe Mettle, Campus Rush from Canada  among other spirit filled gospel ministers.

The young artiste who has shared the stage with the likes of Stellar Award-winning Jason Nelson, US-based Todd Galberth and other  great personalities, was part of  the contestants on the ITV hit show ‘The Voice UK’,

The Lewisham-bred psalmist was propelled to the attention of a mainstream audience, when he performed on the coveted main stage at ‘Big Church Day Out’ and ‘Festival of Life UK’ held at the ExCel London.

Emmanuel is inviting all music lovers to get tickets of the event at THE02CO.UK and Reevotickets.com

Emmanuel Smith is inspired by God, his mother and he is a big fan of Sonnie Badu and Joe Mettle. He has released three captivating singles which are ‘Weather’, ‘Coming Up’ and ‘Asore ye de’, which are available on all online music shops.

Written By Erica Arthur

No Ghanaian pastor has been called by God – Rev. Obofour claims

Controversial pastor, Rev. Obofour has caused a massive stir with his claim that no Ghanaian pastor was called by God.

According to him, people become pastors by their own volition.

He was preaching to his congregation in a new video seen by YEN.com.gh.

Obofour dared any pastor who claims to have been called by God to challenge his claim with evidence. He further threatened he would expose any pastor that dares him.

He added that no pastor has the right to call the other fake because they are all fake and not called by God.

The pastor used illustrations, saying that in Ghana, it is the Chief Justice that swears in a new president, and also the electoral commission that announces the president.

However, not God himself, or an angel from heaven, had been sent down to declare any pastor as God’s own.

“Shut up there! Who gave you the right to call another pastor fake? We are all one because God has not called any of us. Any pastor who claims God called him should show me the number God called him on and the certificate,” Obofour barked.

He added that judgment day awaits all pastors, and this is going to be dangerous since no one knows when and where it is going to start from, whether the “Jubilee House of Flagstaff House.”

Source: yen.com.gh