After coming under a barrage of social media attacks following the type of questions Nana Yaa Brefo asked Nana Ama McBrown during an interview about the demise of late Bishop Bernard Nyarko, the TV station have offered her an unqualified apology.
Even though they decided not to be straight about the apology, it is obvious that Nana Ama was the one it was targeted at.
During the Thursday edition of the ‘Badwam’ show, the co-host of the program, Omanhene Kwabena Asante rendered an unqualified apology to people who have one way or the other been affected by their reportage and discussion about the death of the late top movie star.
Omanhene indicated that anybody who feels hurt by what happened, especially the award-winning actress/TV presenter should just note that it was not out of any malice and ill intention.
Nana Romeo of Accra FM has scolded KiDi live on air for appearing late for his interview.
During the confrontation between the two, which has since gone viral, the radio presenter told the singer that he has, therefore, cancelled the interview because they do not have enough time for it.
The “Say Cheese” singer, unhappy with the presenter’s utterances, apologized for showing up late and walked out from the studio. The situation has left Ghanaians divided with fans commending the singer for his composure whilst other praised Nana Romeo for calling to order.
Others say Nana Romeo’s act is unprofessional. The discussions around viral video have seen KiDi picking the number one spot on the trending list on Ghana Twitter, with tweeps sharing their thoughts on the scenario with others cracking light jokes from.
The singer at the other, has remained silent after the incident. The Lynx signed act who released a new EP, the Blue EP, only shared a picture of himself on social media and reminded his fans about out his latest project released a few days ago. “Love to everyone supporting and pushing my new project . #BlueEP is out Everywhere” he captioned the post below.
Fourteen(14) persons are in the grips of the Ashanti Regional Police Command for chasing some illegal miners from a mining site at Ntobroso in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti region, resulting in the death of one.
The group, who had stormed the mining town in two Toyota Prado Land Cruiser vehicles posing as a task force from the Minerals Commission are alleged to have been terrorizing and extorting money and gold from artisanal miners in that area for a long time, but luck eluded them on Wednesday.
One illegal miner died when he fell and drowned in the Offin River while fleeing from the group who had stormed the mining site in their two vehicles clad in security accouterments and wielding guns.
The deceased, popularly known as Nana Addo was a cobbler at Asuoyeboah, a suburb of the Kwadaso Municipality who had gone to the mining area in the company of other young men for greener pastures after he was unable to operate his shop during the 3 week lockdown on the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Angel FM on Thursday, Oboy Emma, a mobile phone seller at Adum Kumasi who was with the deceased hunting for gold when the group stormed the site said the disease fell in the river in his attempt to flee from the fierce group; they were two that jumped into the river but the other survived.
Youth of the Ntobroso town barricaded the road and accosted the group when they tried fleeing after noticing the death of the young man; their two land cruisers were seized and vandalized.
The District Chief Executive for Atwima Mponua, Hon Williams Darko said it took the intervention of the chief of Ntobroso to whisk the group of 14 into his palace for cover before the youth could lynch them.
He indicated that they have been arrested, fourteen in all and handed over to the Ashanti Regional Police Command.
Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah says the matter is being investigated and whoever falls foul before the law would not be spared after it was suggested to him that the group had links to the government and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Stonebwoy, has once again proven to be the best recording and performing artiste from Ghana, as his lead single “Nominate” featuring legendary American singer, Keri Hilson, off the chart topping “Anloga Junction” album made an entry to Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart.
The track-8 off the multiple award-winning musician’s fourth Studio album leaped to the 19th position on the 25 best-selling international digital singles chart in the United States. He was also ranked according to sales, streams, or airplay, and based on the popularity of the song and album in the United States and elsewhere across the globe. He becomes the first the Ghanaian to to make it to sales chart.
The song, produced by Andre ‘Dre’ Harris is a standout from the 15-track project, which the artist dropped on April 24, 2020. The project which comes off the album paired with a video directed by Denzel Williams follows the Ghanaian star and the American superstar to an auditioning hall where the two musicians played a role of judges as they view samples of performance by models who are aspiring to be crowned “Miss World Wide”. The video was shot in America.
On Anloga Junction, the Afro-dancehall don pulls off an ambitious task by folding his collaborators’ varied styles into his signature sound. Fellow Ghanaian Kojo Antwi fits the reggae feel of “Nkuto”, and the bass rhythm of “Bow Down” flows in sync with Nasty C’s energy.
Frequently singing in his Ewe language, particularly on the Keri Hilson collab “Nominate”, Stonebwoy always finds his way back to the unique style that has made him special.
However, released on December 12, 2017; the Epistles of Mama was dedicated to Satekla’s late mother by name Mrs Catherine Lucy Aku Ametepe Satekla. The 24 track album features Sean Paul, King Promise, Burna Boy. The album peaked at Number thirteen (13) on Billboard chart top 200 albums worldwide. In 2018 ‘Epistles Of Mama (EOM)’ was rated the second-best album in the world according to reggaeville. The Album was honoured by YouTube for hitting over 10 million views.
The Church is not a business Bishop Taki Yaboi the Presiding Bishop of the Victory Bible Church International has said.
According to Bishop Yaboi it is “wrong” for anyone to suggest the church is a business and a “lucrative” one for that matter.
This comes on the back of allegations that some churches especially what is popularly referred to as “one-man churches” have turned their places of worship into businesses where all sorts of miracle items are sold to members making the pastors rich overnight.
Speaking to this assertion on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Monday, 11 May 2020, Bishop Yaboi stated that churches are not businesses.
“It is wrong, what makes church business very lucrative? Church is not built for business but churches get involve in business agendas and so, church is not for business. I always tell people ‘come and try’ only for you to realise that what you think is not so,” he told show host Benjamin Akakpo.
Explaining why the number of churches in the country keep rising, Bishop Yaboi said: “We have many churches and more churches will be springing up because people want respite, people want a place where they could express themselves in the midst of difficulty, in the midst of challenging times and so people will speculate, people will have various kinds of ideas so since we have freedom of worship people will want to express themselves by starting to start a church and I don’t think people also take a survey of churches that close down, they only talk about churches because you’ll see the signboard and sometimes have they entered in to see what it takes to run a church, to manage a church?
“Many years ago, if you want somebody’s house or land to start a church, they used to give it to us for free but now [people are] thinking that we are making money. I wish everybody could be given the opportunity to start a church because when you start a church remember it’s not only the building, it’s the people who make up the church and you [pastor] becomes a lawyer, doctor, teacher and everything to people so it’s not necessarily that we’ve seen churches all around the place so it means that its become a business, its not a business its rather meeting some of the shortfalls that are in our country, in our community…”
Gospel musician Joyce Blessing has said she will not make any statements about her alleged divorce and custody battle for her children with her husband because her lawyers are working on the issue.
Responding to questions about videos fast going viral on social media that has her (Joyce Blessing) in an argument with her sister in-law over the custody of her children, the ‘I swerve’ hit maker said her team will release a statement to clarify the issues, and she would not like to comment on it until then.
She told Abeku Santana in a video monitored by GhanaWeb, her inability to speak to the issues immediately was because aside her lawyers handling the case, she does not want to be misrepresented or misquoted by anyone before official statements are issued.
Earlier, GhanaWeb sources had it that the gospel singer’s marriage with her manager husband had hit the rocks.
Popular radio personality and actress, Naa Ashorkor has confirmed she has parted ways with the Multimedia Group Limited (MGL) almost three years after joining the media organization.
According to the on-air personality who hosted ‘Strong and Sassy’ on Joy FM, a subsidiary of MGL, managers of the organization terminated her appointment with immediate effect.
Taking to Instagram to announce the development, she said: “I have got Good news and bad news everyone! With immediate effect as of yesterday, my now former employers, Multimedia Group, terminated my appointment. That’s the bad news.”
The actress, married to Ahuma Cabutey Adodoaji, however takes solace in the fact that her Creator has not forsaken her. Though she admitted the news was not pleasant, she expressed optimism of better things to come.
“Now for the good news, such situations only give my God the opportunity to show up. It’s not an easy time to be out of a regular and steady income. We are not in normal times, but hey, I would like to use this opportunity to encourage everyone who has lost their job or income during these difficult times to not lose hope.”
“Hope is an amazing thing that gives us the ability to stand and trust God in such difficult circumstances. Don’t lose hope. Jeremiah 29:11, ‘For I know the plans. I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Stay tuned for some more news soon”.
It is unclear why her appointment was terminated.
Before joining MGL, Naa Ashorkor was with EIB Network, operators of Starr FM and GhOne TV.
Nollywood actress, Onyii Alex has revealed in a recent interview with the SUN that her colleague, Alex Ekubo has been begging her to date him.
Onyii who was commenting on her relationship status, disclosed that she is currently single but Alex keeps bugging her with relationship wahala.
“I don’t have any plans to settle down soon. I don’t know.. It will happen in God’s time. For now, I am very single. I don’t have a boyfriend.. But Alex Ekubo is begging me to date him…I am still thinking about it though…Alex seems to be really in love with me.” She stated.
Meanwhile Alex Ekubo is yet to comment on the matter.
Four royals of the Akuapem Traditional Area in the Eastern Region arrested by the Police over the weekend for flouting social distancing protocols in the wake of COVID-19 are expected to be processed for court on Tuesday, 5 May 2020.
According to the Police the four royals spearheaded the enstoolment of the Paramount Chief of the Akuapem Traditional area, Odehye Kwadwo Kesse despite a ban on social gathering as part of moves to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus which has killed 18 Ghanaians so far with some 2,169 recorded cases.
President Akufo-Addo extended the ban on social gatherings by additional two-weeks during his last address to the nation.
Social distancing is recommended by the World Health Organisation as part of measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
To this end, some Ghanaians took to social media to criticise the action by the traditional council saying they put the lives of the people of the region at risk with their mass gathering.
Did you know you had a higher risk of opening up yourself to infections and the coronavirus with a weak immune system?
A weak immune system opens you up to infections that your body cannot fight.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), The immune system is a network of cells throughout your body (in the skin, blood, elsewhere) that work together to prevent or limit infection from potentially harmful pathogens like bacteria and viruses among others.
When the body lacks immunity, these cells are weakened and can barely support the body’s defence.
In the case of coronavirus, scientists and health professionals have associated most deaths and complications to persons with weak immune systems and with underlining health complications.
In fact, they have more often than not, advocated for everyone to develop lifestyles that will boost their immune systems because a good system will help fight off, together with other factors including treatment, the virus.
So why open up yourself up to death? Literally!
Aside age, weak immune systems are associated with certain lifestyles.
Yes, your everyday choice may adversely expose you and cause more harm than good.
A little fun never killed anyone, but just maybe, this is the time to avoid all of these, to keep strong and prepare your body against any infections and indeed COVID-19 pandemic, whilst adhering to all the safety protocols.
Here’s a compilation of things one MUST avoid if they want to have a strong immune system against the virus:
Aside damaging your liver, and digestive system, alcohol also harms your cardiovascular system.
Excessive drinking may impair the function of immune cells in the lungs and upper respiratory system leading to increased risk for pneumonia, tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases including the upper respiratory distress syndrome.
According to health experts at Recovery Ways, any disease can become more severe in your body with the constant and excessive intake of alcohol. This is because the immunity of the mucus is impaired in both the lungs and the digestive tract.
It may be a habit but a single stick of cigarette or tobacco might cause you a lifetime of health complications; in this case, weaken your immune system and open you up for fatalities in the face of coronavirus infection.
A study, according to Medicinenet.com shows that aside lung cancer and heart diseases, cigarette smokers have a slower healing rate than anti-smokers.
Cardiologist and Heart specialist, Dr. Mehmet Oz also notes that chemicals in the cigarette smoke are an ongoing source of cells throughout the body, which means more exposure to lung-related diseases especially.
Stress and lack of sleep
Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. It is, in fact, your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand.
In these times when everyone tries to work towards a goal to achieve something in society; a world full of struggles, inequalities, anxieties and fear, stress is easy to catch up with you but it is avoidable and manageable once you notice it.
Research shows that the immune system’s ability to fight off antigens is reduced when one is stressed, making us more susceptible to infections. The stress hormone corticosteroid can suppress the effectiveness of the immune system.
Studies also show that people who don’t get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus, such as a common cold virus among others. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick.
Lack of regular exercise
Research shows there is a direct relationship between exercise and the immune system. Studies have investigated how exercise affects the immune system. Regular moderate-intensity exercise is beneficial for immunity, but a view held by some is that more arduous exercise can suppress immune function, leading to an ‘open-window’ of heightened infection risk in the hours and days following exercise.
They say that, in the short term, exercise can help the immune system find and deal with pathogens, and in the long term, regular exercise slows down changes that happen to the immune system with ageing, therefore reducing the risk of infections.
It is for this reason everyone, especially in these times should avoid the ‘NO EXERCISE’ habit and adopt a healthy regular exercise routine to keep healthy.
Ever heard the phrase ‘what you eat is who you are?’ What we eat matters in deciding how good our immune system is. In fact, research proves that “excess consumption of red meat, sugar, saturated fat and low-fibre foods is a major factor which affects our immune system.
These food items lead to inflammation in the body, thereby causing several health issues. Consuming too much sugar curbs the immune system cells that attack bacteria, according to Harish.
It is more important in these times to avoid eating poorly. In our part of the country, it is true that inequalities exist and poverty doesn’t allow for many families to get a well-balanced diet.
But it is important, that as little as the food we eat, we include foods which are rich in nutrients like vitamins C and E, plus beta carotene and zinc.
It is also very important to include fruits and vegetables in our daily meals to boost the immune system and help fight any bacteria and in this case the virus which the world is fighting.