Miss Malaika Ghana 2020 Comes Off Successfully with Intense Intellectual Competition …… Editor’s Desk

Beauty pageants are no strangers to intellectual display, but Miss Malaika Ghana 2020 top finalists took it a step further by boldly ‘battling’ in front of a live audience with well researched presentations, eloquence, and intelligence; and what appeared to be calculated gestures and body language.  The top 3 winners couldn’t be more deserving as they had the most attentive messages namely: Jasmine who spoke passionately about rape and the need for victims to break the silence, Olga who spoke about Genotype and the importance of understanding your genes and…

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V.G.M.A 2020 Artiste Of The Year Narrowed to 2 By Fans…….. Editor’s Desk

The biggest award at the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards the ‘Artiste of the Year’, has been on the discussion table as the final awards night approaches. Two of Ghana’s finest musicians Sarkodie and Kofi Kinaata, are on the lips of quite a significant number of music lovers on social media; precisely Facebook as the possible winners for the award.  When we look closer, both rap artistes indeed impacted the music community significantly in 2019. Multiple award winning musician Sarkodie, who has won this before, had a numerous hot songs…

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V.G.M A. 2020 Kicks Off On A Good Note ……. Editor’s Desk

Yesterday, the long awaited 21st edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards commenced with an industry awards ceremony which hosted mainly stakeholders of the music industry such as music producers, entertainment reporters, musicians, song composers and so on. The event, though mainly produced for broadcast purposes, allowed a small audience which brought the auditorium to life during the two hour event.  Some of the improvement at this year’s edition were security and safety. Personally, I was  checked three times by security personnel after thoroughly washing and sanitizing my hands, before…

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Are Churches More Important Than Tax Paying Cinemas?

As we face the devastating impact the Coronavirus crisis delved to the Ghanaian economy, we have been compelled to go about our daily lives in order to survive even in the face of this killer disease. Therefore, business must go on, the Gross Domestic Product will still be calculated, and Ghana must survive. So, as we try to ease restrictions in order to allow further integration for more economic activities, the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa – Akufo Addo in his most recent address to the nation on Sunday…

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The National Film Authority Might Be in Crisis! ……Editor’s Desk

After its inauguration last year December, many stakeholders of the film industry in Ghana celebrated the long awaited arrival of the National Film Authority (N.F.A). Being recognized by the Constitution of Ghana as an arm of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, many anticipated swift and effective responses to some of the very obvious problems that have plagued the film community in Ghana. But, as at now, the National Film Authority is without an official place of work and full staff compliments.  The quite recent inauguration of the ‘Classification…

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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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Outside My Window (Dedicated to the Front Line Personnel in the Fight Against Covid – 19).

It’s raining outside, but I can’t go to play; especially today. As I stare from my window, I hear the sounds of joy and laughter, chapter by chapter, as I recall the days when we ran through the valley holding our kites with our smiles brighter than the Paris lights. And then it came, a cold odorless breeze, an uninvited guest, a bird of prey with no nest, and with pain it made it’s name among men, among them who challenged its aim and sought the end of its reign.…

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The Silence of Safety

In the face of a monster, you are powerless and so must be silent. Your muscles are not strong enough to be violent, so you must hide in the dark behind closed doors and wait for the exit of this ‘monster without cause’.As the world trembles at her toes, because we are running out of heroes, we remain silent as our only hope is to stay away from the light, under lock and key, whether day or night, this is how we fight.Until the rains come to wash away this…

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Afronation 2019 Concert in Accra will Give Fans what Livespot Festival Couldn’t……. 100% Excitement and Value for Money!…. From the Editor’s Desk

The recently held Livespot Festival in Accra which featured international artiste ‘Cardi B’ among a host of other acts, emanated a lot of excitement from the public as great names in both Nigerian and Ghanaian music were attached to the concert. The event had popular names like Patorankin, Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, and others on the venue grounds, but to the disappointment of their fans, none of them graced the stage. This is what the ‘Afronation’ concert in Accra will correct with a 4 days concert from the 27th to the…

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Why Celebrate Ghanaian Rap Icon ‘Sarkodie’ and Rapperholic Concert? (Part 1) By Jerry Wonder (Editor – Shine Publications).

In these times, one cannot help but notice the focus on wealth acquisition in the lyrics of many popular musicians and even religious campaigns. Ghana, a country that believes strongly in the Christian faith which preaches the essence of brotherly love and spiritual comfort over material gains, may have swayed from her original principles and the youth especially, are falling prey to the new status quo. However, one person stands tall in the face of  ‘artificial wealth’ and societal hypocrisy, and his name? …. Sarkodie. The story of Sarkodie is…

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