Funding For Movies in Ghana Has Always Been From Private Pockets! …….Says Actress Kafui Danku

Actress and Film Producer Kafui Danku yesterday in a live video session of the online series ‘Saving the Arts’, emphasized that funding movie productions in Ghana is and has always been from the pockets of private individuals. She added that though acquiring financial support from such affluent people was not easy to come by, taking loans to produce movies was more risky and suggested self financing especially for first time filmmakers. Her suggestion was considered timely by the online audience especially as the Government of Ghana has quite recently instituted…

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Reggie Rockstone and Wife Zilla Feed 300 People Daily with Donations Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Ghanaian Music Legend and the founder of Hiplife music Reggie Rockstone has teamed up with his wife Zilla to provide free food to the less privileged in Ghana. In an exclusive interview with Shine Publications, the music icon described the initiative as God sent and a win win situation as donors paid for the food on demand and he got the opportunity to help others by delivering the food. He admitted that the demand for food in such deprived communities, especially in these times of the Coronavirus crisis, were very…

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“I Like Being Compared to Angelique Kidjo”…….. Says Wiyaala

Recently on an interview on a local television station ‘Joy News’, Ghanaian Afropop singer ‘Wiyaala’ praised international musician Angelique Kidjo for her achievements. She described her as a living inspiration to women and said that she feels honored anytime people likened her talents to the Grammy award winner even though she believed she could not walk in her shoes. Wiyaala was speaking about her new album ‘Sissala Goddess’ in a live video broadcast from her residence in Bolgatanga. Despite achieving some fame in the Western world and winning the ‘Artiste…

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“I Want To Work With The President”….. Nina Ricchie

‘Black Avenue Muzik’ affiliate Nina Ricchie stated yesterday in an online video interview with Nayoka Oware, that she would love to work with the President of Ghana on certain health related issues. She cited the provision of clean and PH filtered water for Ghanaians as her first point of call. The musician said her motivation to embark on this came from some of her unpleasant experiences she had in Ghana last year.  She stated this from a live video transmission from Canada.  Musician Nina Ricchie has voiced out her desire…

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Stonebwoy Stands Out at MTV ‘Africa Day Benefit Concert’ 2020 with ‘Strength & Hope’ Song

As part of the global celebration to commemorate the achievement of Africans and the contributions of the African continent to the world, yesterday May 25th which was a day set aside for this particular celebration, was marked by entertainment television channel ‘MTV Base Africa’ with a virtual concert dubbed ‘Africa Day Benefit Concert’ 2020. There were online performances by various popular African musicians from different parts of the continent. But, the truly unique act that was on a lot of  comments by viewers on online streaming platform YouTube, was Ghana’s…

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Reggie Rockstone Explains Why Afrobeat is Not a Threat to Hiplife.

The Founder of Hiplife music Reggie Rockstone, in an exclusive phone interview with Shine Publications stated that Hiplife music was among the first initiatives to reignite the musical legacy of the founder of Afrobeats Fela Kuti. He added that therefore, there was a strong relationship between Hiplife and Afrobeats even before Afrobeats gained its recent spot as a globally recognized music genre. He made this statement on Friday 22nd May 2020 from Accra.  Reggie Rockstone’s comments come as timely especially now that the word ‘Afrobeats’ seems to be gaining more…

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Darko Vibes Talks About Shatta Wale and New Album with La Meme Gang.

Rising Afropop sensation Darko Vibes described multiple award winning Dancehall and Afropop musician Shatta Wale as someone he looks up too and hopes to collaborate with soon. The artiste also stated that work was ongoing on a new album with his group ‘La Meme Gang’ which featured other artistes from other countries. He made this revelation quite recently from an undisclosed location in Accra during a live video interview with GQ magazine South Africa. During the online chat with GQ magazine South Africa, the topic of the choice of collaborations…

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Fashion is My Alternative Career …… Says Darko Vibes

Ghanaian Afropop sensation ‘Darko Vibes’ stated that he has always had a passion for fashion and despite his growing fame in the music industry, fashion has never left his heart. He added that if he were to quit music, he would immediately go straight into fashion as his career. He stated this in a live video interview with GQ magazine South Africa quite recently.  When asked by the Online Editor of GQ magazine South Africa what he would do as a career if he wasn’t producing music, Afropop singer Darko…

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Media is Refusing to learn from the Past By Giving Attention to Freda Rhymz and Sista Afia ‘Cat Fight’.

As if the gun incident with musicians Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale was not a warning of how a little mishandled competition could degenerate into a nearly bloody day with dignitaries and guests running for the lives, the Ghanaian media has again unconsciously started fuelling a growing concern which began as a lyrical challenge for supremacy between two rap musicians Freda Rhymz and Sista Afia and is now a physical assault game.  Recently, the two female rappers Freda Rhymz and Sista Afia met at the premises of local television station Tv3…

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Ghana Models Awards Returns this Year ….. Says Founder

After taking a hiatus for a while, Ghana’s first ever awards scheme the ‘Ghana Models Awards’ is set to make a comeback this year with a new category in order to encourage models in some unique areas of the profession as well as models of Ghanaian heritage who are excelling abroad. The Founder of the Ghana Awards Jerry Wonder, added that the scheme is the only scheme that genuinely seeks to improve the profession of modelling in Ghana. He said this in an interview with Shine Publications on Sunday at…

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