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Rapper Novo Set To Release ‘Kose ne Champagne’ E.P

One of Ghana’s budding artistes, Novo, is set to come out with his new EP christened, ‘Kose Ne Champagne‘, on 23rd January.

In the artistes own words “for all music lovers out there, the time is almost near to update your playlist.”

All of the five tracks contained in the EP were produced by tema-based Twobars and mixed and mastered by Seshi.

The EP also features the likes of Xaa, LJ and Kweku smoke.

“While we anticipate this ear-whipping EP from the ChaserRecords signee, let’s do well to spread the word,” he added.

WORK BEGINS TOWARD THE 21ST VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS

Charterhouse Ghana, organizers of Ghana’s biggest and most prestigious Entertainment event, the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is elated to announce that works has begun toward the 21st edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

The event that seeks to reward musicians and music industry players that churned out various works within the calendar year opening January 1st 2019 and closing December 31st 2019, will be held in May 2020.

The board has started sitting to categorize works that are being submitted from all over the country and beyond. 

Musicians and other industry practitioners interested in submitting their works are encouraged to visit www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com to enter their works online or to download entry forms which must be submitted at the offices of Charterhouse Productions Ghana not later than January 31st 2020.

As part of the build up towards this grand celebration slated for the month of May, selected members of the Board and other stakeholders are engaging various arms of the industry in a series of dialogues and interactions aimed at improving the scheme for this year and beyond. The outcome of these engagements will be shared with the General Public soon.

Established in year 2000, Charterhouse Ghana, is Ghana’s leading Events Management and Audio-Visual Production Agency with branches in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cape Verde and Nigeria.

For more details or enquiries, please contact robert@charterhouseghana.com

Thank you

Robert Klah (Charterhouse)

Kuami Eugene speaks on MzVee’s depression claim

Musician Kuami Eugene says he has no idea his former label mate, MzVee, was depressed despite the fact that a number of interviews and news stories of her depression experience has been making rounds in the past week.

MzVee recently opened up about battling depression, and news of how she dealt with the situation went viral on social and traditional media.

Asked what he thought about the singer’s depression experience, Kuami Eugene told 3news.com‘ MzGee in an interview that he had no knowledge the singer opened up about her experience, since he has been busy promoting his new song.

“I haven’t listened to any interview because I’m busy doing my interviews for ‘Turn up’, and so this is the first time I’m hearing this. I’m focusing on pushing my song out there.”

He further said most of his interactions with MzVee is more on a professional level than it is on a personal level, hence, it would be difficult to know what is going on in the singer’s personal life.

“The only thing we do is meet at the studio, we record together, MzVee you’re fine, and I’m also fine, then that’s it. I don’t go really personal into her life to know that she’s under depression.”

Kuami Eugene also debunked rumours there was a rift between him and MzVee, stating they are on good terms.

Source: 3news.com

LISTEN & DOWNLOAD : Ara Bella Debuts Music Career With ‘Twii Mi’

Multi-talented emerging afro-beat and afro-dancehall musician Arabella Ama Yiadom known in showbiz as Ara Bella, is launching her music career professionally with the release of her debut single ‘Twii Mi’.

Ara Bella has been doing music for about five years but deems 2020 as the perfect year to get serious with her craft and execute it professionally.

‘Twii Mi’ which is a twi phrase meaning ‘Drive Me’ talks about how the love of her life mesmerizes with his immense show of affection and love towards her.

Bella has recorded ten songs already which will be released as singles throughout the year with an album launch at the close of the year.

In an interview with Cypress Ghana, Ara Bella said she looks to use her music to drive afro-beat and afro-dancehall to the whole of Africa and worldwide with hard-work and determination.

She however noted that she wishes ladies in the Ghanaian music industry are given the opportunity to thrive based on their capabilities.

Listen to Twii Mi here:

I cannot promote my 12 new songs because of politics- Mzbel

Ghanaian songstress and entrepreneur Mzbel has said that her music career is in shambles as she can’t promote her songs because of her political affiliations.

Mzbel who has been off the music scene for some years now, disclosed that people stopped listening to her music when she openly declared her support for the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

In a recent interview with Graphic Showbiz, Mzbel said, “Music is kind of on hold for now. The main reason is that when I released songs, promoting it was difficult. It was right after the general election (2016) and I had shown my face as to whom I supported, so, there was hatred. I went for a nationwide tour but it still didn’t work.”

“As things stand now, if I release a song, I won’t be able to promote it and I won’t get gigs because of political reasons. I have about 11 or 12 songs to be released, so, I put them on my website,” she stated.

Mzbel indicated that she’s now focusing on her pub located at Tema West.

“At the moment, I am focusing my energy on my pub and other things.”

Source: ghbase.com

I’m always disrespected – Akuapem Poloo

Known in showbiz circles as Akuapem Poloo, the actress who has garnered a huge following on social media has expressed her pain over other celebrities in the country thinking lowly of her.

Speaking in an interview with Happy FM’s award-winning DJ Adviser on the Ayekoo After Drive, the distressed actress revealed that some celebrities in the industry treat her as an uncultured illiterate who is good for nothing per their brands.

She revealed that this issue of disrespect and disregard heightened when she appeared at Cardi B’s meet and greet.

“Some of them were surprised to see me there. They figured I was way out of their league and not fit to meet with Cardi B. Some celebrities in the industry see me as an illiterate who is good for nothing,” she said.

According to the ever-humble Akuapem Poloo, though her fellows in the industry disregard her, she is ever ready to work with them should the need arise.

After what seemed to be an embarrassment from Akuapem Poloo at the Cardi B’s Meet and Greet program in December last year, it was a clear surprise to Ghanaians that the actress gained recognition from Cardi B on Instagram after her twerking and rolling with Cardi B at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.

Source: happyghana.com

Showbiz Excellence Awards 2019: Full list of winners

Winners for the maiden edition of Showbiz Excellence Awards – SEA 2019 are out.

The organizers of the awards scheme, Say It LOUD, published the list on their Facebook page after collating votes on social media.

Showbiz Excellence Awards – SEA is an all-inclusive scheme that recognizes and celebrates hardworking individuals and institutions in the entertainment industry.

See the full list of winners below:

Artiste of the Year – Sarkodie

Song of the Year – Saara – Sarkodie Ft. Efya

Rapper of the Year – Strongman

New Artiste of the Year – Fameye

MC of the Year – Giovani

Hiplife Song of the Year – Saara

Gospel Song of the Year – Nsenkyerene Nyankopon

Album/EP of the Year – Blacklove

Group of the Year – DopeNation

Highlife Song of the Year – Things Fall Apart

Event of the Year – Greater Works

Gospel Artiste of the Year – Diana Hamilton

Comedian of the Year – OB Amponsah

Collaboration of the Year – Saara – Sarkodie Ft. Efya

Radio Entertainment Talk Show of the Year – Daybreak Hitz – Hitz FM

Showbiz TV Programme of the Year – United Showbiz – UTV

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year – Stonebwoy

Showbiz Pundit of the Year – Arnold Asamoah Baidoo

Blogger of the Year – Zionfelix

Showbiz Photographer of the Year – Robb Photography

Social Media Sensation of the Year – Mmebusem

Showbiz Radio Presenter of the Year – Sammy Flex

Showbiz TV Presenter of the Year – KMJ – Joy Prime

Showbiz Radio Producer of the Year – Mr Massive

Most Fashionable Personality of the Year – Nana Akua Addo

Fashion Designer of the Year – Kwaku Badiako

Showbiz Personality of the Year – Sarkodie

Poet/Spoken Word Artiste – Rhyme Sonny

Music Producer of the Year – MoG

Movie of the Year – Away Bus

Artiste Manager of the Year – Angel Town

Youtube Channel of the Year – Zion Felix

TV Advert of the Year – Kalyppo Juice

Source: asiwomewrites.com

Medikal builds a new house for his mother

Medikal has blessed his mother with a newly built and furnished house.

The Ghanaian rapper took social media to showcase his gift to his mother. The “Omo Ada” rapper shared videos of his mother and family occupying their new house which he disclosed he built from the foundation to roof.

“10 years ago my mum and I were moving from house to house, we even ended up sleeping in front of someone’s barbering shop at a point. Fast forward 2020 she is in her own house I built from the ground,” Medikal wrote.

The “Omo Ada” rapper took his social media fans on tour of his mother’s new house via series of videos he shared online, showing them the kitchen and other rooms in the house.

Source: Pulse.com.gh

Shesha Fest: African Animation Debuts On Cartoon Network’s !

Finally, here on your screens, Cartoon Network will unveil the three Cartoon Network Africa shorts produced in Africa as part of their Shesha Fest, an on-air stunt in January 2020 as a special gift for its viewers.

From Saturday, 11 January, at 3:15pm and repeating on 12 January at 4:10pm on DStv channel 301, it’s Africa’s time to shine as viewers get to see, for the first time, a melting pot of highly innovative shorts, produced around the globe as well as in Africa!

You can immerse yourself in a wonderful blend of unlikely characters, facing unexpected, hilarious situations in typical Cartoon Network style! All this energy and adrenaline is just what the doctor ordered for the New Year! Shesha, and don’t miss out on some remarkable, and funny, African storytelling as part of the first Shesha Fest with Ridwaan Moshood’s Garbage Boy and Trash Can (Nigeria), Andrew Phillips’ Intergalactic Ice-cream (South Africa), and Mark Kinuthia’s Majitu (Kenya)!

“Our Shesha Fest block is a fun-filled, special window showcasing Cartoon Network’s creativity, tone and humour through innovative and content from Cartoon Network’s local and international productions,” says Ariane Suveg, Programming Director and Head of Kids Content. “Cartoon Network is all about being unique and surprising, and we are super excited to share these innovative, unexpected and imaginative animated comedies specially curated for our Cartoon Network African viewers!”

Along with the Cartoon Network Africa Creative Lab winning shorts, Cartoon Network will bring viewers The Cherry Brothers, produced by the Cartoon Network French team in collaboration with the school Les Gobelins, and the Sketchy Show, produced by Daley Pearson and Charlie Aspinwall for Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.

Shorts synopsis in order of airing:

Intergalactic Ice cream (Andrew John Phillips/South Africa): Follow 13-year-old former cool kid, Mak, and his friends, Sally, Milton and Chicken Leg, whose after-school job delivering for an ice cream parlor launches them into the craziest, danger-filled, and dairy-fueled adventures this side of the Milky Way! Their customer? A hungry pie hole. However, Lactavia, the dairy queen of the galaxy, is still on the hunt for Mak, Sally and their wacky crew’s ice cream recipe! Will she finally get the recipe?

Sketchy Show (Daley Pearson and Charlie Aspinwall/Australia):
The Sketchy Show is an animated comedy series that takes real kids’ drawings and turns them into hilarious animated shorts featuring a cast of coloured-in characters surrounded by insanity.

Majitu (Mark Kinuthia/Kenya): A spell has been cast on Bokari, triggering him to lose his taste – just what lengths will he go to get his taste back? Follow the adventures of phantom hunting heroes Jasiri and Bokari, as they travel a great distance through an Afro-fantasy world with mystical creatures, fighting their way through challenges to defeat Matembo, one of the most absurd phantoms out there. Nearing the horizon however, a bigger battle is lurking! Will they be ready?

The Cherry Brothers (Myriam Obyn/Cartoon Network France): The Cherry Brothers follows the adventures of two attached cherry brothers who have completely different personalities, one is a heroic adventurer who wields a sword and the other one has more of a “geeky” attitude. Facing an ant-eating creature who holds desperate helpless tiny ants under his captivity, also taking away the book from the “geek-brother”, they will have to join forces and go beyond their differences to become true heroes

Garbage Boy and Trash Can (Ridwan Moshood/Nigeria): Meet Garbage Boy, a self-proclaimed superhero who believes he has real superpowers, along with his alien-tech friend, Trash Can, on their mission to protect the City of Dippledome. Happy-go-lucky comic book enthusiast, Garbage Boy, has managed to get himself into a sticky situation with Dr. Sore Eyes once again. Will he be able to use his imaginary powers to save the day?

Let’s Celebrate Our Little Wins In 2020 – TV Host Pricilla Banks Urges Women

2019 has been a great year for me full of new experiences and lessons. I remember in the month of August I had the chance to work with muse Africa as a TV Presenter.

I had to host the show Muse Chic (a show dedicated to girls)

Muse Chic opened the door to understanding how important it is to believe in ones self as a young woman. The show provides from music to fashion tips down to celebrating women in general.

I say it opened the door because I was schooling ( Accra technical university)at the same time working at MuseAfrica it’s wasn’t easy for me but I was willingly to take up the challenge .

This is my story and reason why I say let’s celebrate our little wins.

There were days I have to film my show and I had class at the same time.

The trick here was I always make sure I prepare all my script for TV and also prepare well for class ahead.

The schedules got intense as I was given more time on Muse Africa’s digital platforms(Youtube and Instagram) there fore I had to balance time be try well.


Ladies you will not always get what you wish for this year and that is fine but when you do get the opportunity to do more than just one thing always find your balance and work at it

It’s a new year, I want us to be able to celebrate our little wins so we can strive to do more.

I wrote this piece because after a tough year I was given additional shows on MuseAfrica because I strive to learn and be good at what I do.

This is to all ladies who watched my shows and encourage me. This is also to say Happy new year ladies, 2020 is our year, let’s strive for gold.

My name is Priscilla Banks, Television Personality with MuseAfrica.

Happy new year everyone.