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‘Year of Return’: Lady narrates how she bought back her iPhone from Circle

Kaiser Coby is a YouTube beauty guru who was part of the ‘Returnees’ to Ghana when it marked 400-years after the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown in Virginia during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

The Ghanaian born British visited Ghana with her twin sister Mariah Coby in December 2019 during the ‘Year of Return’ and lost her latest iPhone 11 Pro Max at Bloom Bar in Accra on December 22, 2019.

Narrating her ordeal on her YouTube Channel, Kaiser Coby stated that she visited Bloom Bar with her twin sister, cousins and friends to have fun. It was actually her third visit to the place so she was familiar with whatever goes in and around the place.

She said after struggling to enter the bar, she realised that her bag was open but luckily for her, her iPhone 11 Pro Max was in her pocket which was rather deeper than her bag so she felt safe at that moment. Therefore, she decided to have a very good time with her folks at the bar.

At 1.00am, they decided to leave Bloom Bar and go to the next joint which was Onyx Night Club to continue their fun. Whilst they were exiting Bloom Bar, a scuffle ensued right in the middle of the bar so she decided to find a safe place to stand in order not to get hurt. During that time, she felt her phone slide out of her pocket.

“I was like oh my [gosh], what is happening to me, am I being pickpocketed right now. I was like are you guys mad, just give me my phone right now, I’m gonna go mad…,” she said.

She added that her phone wasn’t insured, either, her contacts weren’t backed up because she has never lost her phone before therefore there was no need to either insure her phone or back up her contacts.

At that moment Kaiser said she used ‘Find my iPhone’ App on one of her friends’ phone to at least track her phone but it was to no avail because the phone was turned off.

She said she was screaming that she will be paying any amount just to get her phone back; that the person who had it shouldn’t leave the bar [Bloom Bar] with it.

“My sister, cousins and friends told me that the phone is gone and I’m not going to get it back so we should go to Onyx, drink the night away and forget about it until tomorrow.”

After 24-hours, Kaiser got a notification from ‘Find My iPhone’ indicating that the phone has been turned on and was a mile away.

According to Kaiser, she had earlier instructed her boyfriend to put up a post on her Social Media handle that her phone was missing.

The tweet read, “GUYS PLEASE! RETWEET!!!!! I JUST LOST MY PHONE IN GHANA AT BLOOM BAR! IF ANYONE HAS FOUND IT PLEASE CAN YOU DM ME! I’LL PAY ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR IT! IT HAS A LOT OF MY CONTENT ON IT”.

She said her Ghanaian Twitter followers kept replying that she should go to a place known as ‘Circle’.

After locating where the phone was on her ‘Find My iPhone’ it directed her to Circle. So, she left her place of abode to Circle with a family friend.

This family friend knew someone at Circle who can be described as an “area guy” who knew people who could help her find her phone.

After narrating how her phone got missing to this “area guy” at Circle, the guy [area guy] also had to contact another “area guy” who knew the “ins and outs” of Circle to help her.

Kaiser said the guy assured her that he would help her find her phone but unless she compensated the “thief”. The compensation was to be in the form of buying back her phone from the thief which was also a sign of respect for his hustle.

‘Confused’, Kaiser, after trying to understand how the Circle system works decided to agree to buy her own phone back for GHC500.00 that is, £66.78 but on condition that she saw her phone.

After waiting for long hours, the “area guys” at circle returned without the phone but with some words of encouragement that she should go and come the next day by which time they would have found the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

An upset Kaiser later called her auntie for the latter to introduce them to another “area guy” who later arrived and after a long back and forth told the guys Kaiser had contacted earlier that they should work together.

The guys then told her that after finding the phone she must pay GHC3,000 (£400.61; $524.93).

Kaiser agreed to the terms and conditions of the guys and went straight to the bank to cash out the money for them but her bank ATM could only allow her to cash out GHC2,000.

At 8.30am the guys returned with her iPhone 11 Pro Max but everything was off her phone, that is, her contacts, as well as documents; everything was off her phone.

Kaiser said she paid that huge amount of money because she thought she would get her contacts and other documents when the phone was found.

“When I realised that all my contacts were gone, I was like wow! This was a good day but wasted,” she said.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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

Asamoah Boateng cited in land fraud

Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Director-General of State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA), has been accused of complicity in the illegal seizure of two plots of land belonging to one Daniel Yeboah.

Report suggests the former Information Minister and one Patricia Quaye have constituted themselves into a nuisance, terrorizing the original owner and workers working on the property on a daily basis.

The disputed land, according to our checks, is located along the Prampram seashore in the Ningo-Pramparm District of the Greater Accra Region.    

Documents corroborated by the Tetteh-Wayo family of Adimli Wem in the Prampram Traditional Area, who are the original owners of the land, indicate that Daniel Yeboah satisfied all the legal requirements to acquire the property.

Speaking exclusively to GhanaWeb, Daniel Yeboah, who is domiciled in the United States, said after acquiring the land on August 16, 2013, he started the construction of a two-storey building, after securing a building permit.

But in 2015, Mr Asamoah Boateng, who is affectionately called Asabee in flagrant disregard for the law, together with Patricia Quaye, mobilized some thugs to pull down the building, which was 90 per cent complete.

Consequently, a formal complaint was lodged to the police by Daniel Yeboah and after police investigations, it emerged that the former Minister and Member of Parliament had no direct interest in the said, but fronting for Ms Quaye.

All efforts to reach Mr Asamoah Boateng to get his side of the story proved futile.

Meanwhile, Naagbee Tetteh-Wayo, the chief of the area confirmed in an interview that Daniel Yeboah is the legitimate owner of the two plots of land closer to the sea.

“I don’t know any Asamoah Boateng. Daniel Yeboah is the one who bought the land from me…Asamoah Boateng claims my brother sold the land to him but as chief of this town, I don’t know anything about it.”

“When I heard that he was about to demolish Daniel’s property I summoned him before my kinsmen but he [Asamoah Boateng] refused to honour my invitation. Therefore, I want to decree that Daniel Yeboah should be allowed to develop his property,” Naagbee Tetteh-Wayo stressed.

In a Facebook Messenger conversation between the two, Asabee asked Daniel Yeboah to meet up with him and when he is coming, he should be ready with a US$500 payment for supposed documents on the land before he [Daniel Yeboah] starts working on the land again.

“…okay, if you ready make a payment of $500. I meet you at the sight this week for documents…”

Daniel Yeboah then probed the former Minister of State, “Why do we have to bring $500 for document” but the conversation ended abruptly.

Asabee later called Daniel Yeboah to arrange a meeting between himself and Daniel in Texas, USA.

The former Minister claims that he does not fight over land because he would not be buried together with it but he is surprised about the mood and the way the whole brawl is being carried out because the Musician and a sympathizer of the ruling NPP is defaming him on Social Media.

“That idiot A Plus after hearing the matter should have approached me to hear my side of the story rather than going to insult me on Facebook,” he said.

But calm Daniel Yeboah advised the Director-General of SIGA not to insult the musician through him.

“I am from Konongo Zongo and I have hustled through life…for such a boy to tarnish my imagine on Facebook…” angry Asabee narrated.

Asabee then promised to call Daniel Yeboah immediately he arrived in Houston.

“How can you demolish a property to the tune of 30,000 [USD) and you tell me to meet up with you and give you an amount of $500. You’re not even thinking of the damage and the loss you’ve caused me,” Daniel Yeboah told Asabee on phone.

The building was rebuilt after it was demolished

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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

I endorsed Medikal and my sister’s relationship though I knew he liked women – Wanlov

Musician Wanlov the Kubolor has disclosed that he knew from the onset the relationship between Medikal and his sister Deborah Vanessa (Sister Derby) had a wobbly wheel but endorsed it because he did not want to come across as an ‘enemy of progress’.

The FOKN Bois member speaking on 3FM’s ShowBuzz noted that he could tell from a distance that “Medikal was a guy who likes women” but refused to caution his sister, hoping that she would realize the danger ahead and jump accordingly.

“From his lyrics… He was talking about all different kinds of women and he was not saying those things for shows. Somehow, as a musician, if you’re really real to your craft, most of the things you say are things that you’ve done or want to do. So if she was looking at those signs, she would not be as hurt or surprised as she was,” said Wanlov who had earlier indicated that he is “not hundred per cent sorry for Deborah because everybody has to learn and grow.”

Astounded by Wanlov’s remarks, MzGee, host of the show asked why “a big brother” would publicly endorse the relationship of his sister having noticed a red flag.

“Yeah, as I’m saying, I was hoping she will [know] on her own,” Wanlov replied. “I haven’t seen him do any kind of move that I never liked before. But from the lyrics of his songs, you have to realize that this person wants a certain kind of lifestyle.

“People who are in love would even lie to themselves that the truth is something else just to convince themselves to keep going. They’d probably start looking at you like ‘oh you don’t like my relationship…’ so you just hope that they realize on their own,” he added.

In June 2017, Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu as the musician is known in real life, backed Medikal as the right man for his sister, arguing that the duo are very much in love with each other. This was barely a year after Sister Derby confirmed she was indeed dating Medikal despite the ten-year age gap between them.

“Deborah is very young at heart at the same time focused and driven the same with Medikal; focused and very talented, they are in love with each other. Myself, I’m in love with Medikal so if any problem comes and Deborah doesn’t want Medikal, and Medikal doesn’t want Deborah, I am going for Medikal. I have seen them a lot together and you can’t tell that they have years between them. We let these numbers control us,” Kubolor was quoted to have said on GH One TV.

In November 2018 however, Medikal confirmed his love journey with Sister Derby had come to an end after a two-year ride, while announcing his new found love, Fella Makafui.

“Everything you hear about me, Sister Debbie, Fella Makafui is true. Sister Debbie and I are no more together, although I do not want to go into details,” he told Graphic Showbiz.

“I would just say it is way deeper than what people think; a lot has gone on. The breakup did not happen today, it happened some time ago, and it is just unfortunate that people are now getting to know it. The truth of the matter is that Fella Makafui and I have been friends for a long time, long before Deborah and I started dating. And yes, I am with Fella Makafui now.”

Since then, Medikal and Fella Makafui have been flaunting each other on social media, performing erotic dance moves at events and communicating to the world how much they truly love themselves.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

From selling of shirts, watches to owning Oil & Gas Company, the story of Ethel Laurel Akafful

Ethel Laurel Akafful, a 27-year-old hardworking Ghanaian lady has gone from the sales of items such as wristwatches and men’s shirts to owning her Oil & Gas Company.

Businessworldghana.com reports that Laurel was also a teacher at a point in time.

Reports indicate that throughout the times that the brilliant lady engaged in all her entrepreneurial activities, she always harboured the desire of going into engineering.

Ethel Laurel Akafful now engages in the Oil & Gas business called Laurel Gas Resources with an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience.

She started upon completion of her first degree in 2018 although the idea was nurtured in 2017.

Speaking about how the desire started, Laurel indicated that the journey began since she was born at Abomosu in the Eastern Region of Ghana with her mom working as a petty trader and her dad, a farmer who also dealt in gold and diamond.

When it rained heavily, we would go to the gullies and pick pieces of gold and put them in a mercury container. After some time, we got bigger sizes and sold to my dad,” said Akafful.

The engineering passion in Laurel came to light even when she was about to enter into the university.

In her own words: “When it was time for university, I chose only engineering courses. I just wanted to be an engineer. I thought that if I do engineering I could work as someone who mines gold but I was offered earth science”.

Speaking about the venture she founded, the young lady explains that Laurel Gas Resources is a clean energy distribution company that uses technology to promote the broad and safer use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Ghana.

Laurel Gas Resources focuses on remedying three major anomalies in the system: safety, accessibility and convenience. The venture eliminates problems that come with the purchase of LPG by the general public.

Most people handle the heavy cylinders in manners that make the entire process very dangerous.

“We buy the gas on your behalf and we transport it conveniently and safely,” Akafful said in an interview with Business World Ghana.

That is not all. The company offers free advice on what to do when any faults are detected, checks the position of clients’ cylinders, checks regulators, valves, and the like just to make sure that the process is extremely safe and efficient.

Ghanaian ladies have been in the news for amazing achievements lately.

Source: yen.com.gh

Nana Ama McBrown sings for hubby in a classic fashion

The multi-talented Kumawood actress and host of McBrown’s Kitchen on United Television have been spotted singing for her husband in a new video that has seen many of her friends and loved ones appreciating and urging her to do more.

Through this act, many of her fans and many others have interpreted that her love for her husband Maxwell is very strong.

The whole ‘drama’ begun when she was called to perform during the 2019 Ghana Movie Awards last Friday at the National Theatre in Accra.

To show that she is not just an Actress, she sung the Samini’s My Own song word to word as she made gestures at her husband who was not far from the stage.

Her husband who was seated in the audience also showed his approval as he was seen nodding and smiling till she left the stage.

Nana Ama has been married to Maxwell for six years and gave birth to a baby girl in less than a year ago in Canada.

Source: ghanacelebrities.com