Day: August 12, 2018

I’m grateful to Akufo-Addo for elevation – New BA Minister

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister-designate, Mr Evans Opoku-Bobie has expressed his gratitude to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his elevation in the first reshuffle of the government.

Mr Opoku-Bobbie, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo North was until his elevation the Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister.

 

“I am most grateful to the President for the confidence and trust he has reposed in me”, he told journalists in Sunyani a day after his elevation.

He stated that he had been blessed with unwavering support and inspiration from leaders, colleagues from across the country during his stint in politics and would continue to work for the improvement of the wellbeing of people in the region.

Conflicts

Mr Opoku-Bobbie expressed worry about series of political clashes, chieftaincy disputes and land litigation issues that had bedevilled the region.


He, therefore, pledged to work with key stakeholders such as religious and traditional leaders to ensure peace should his nomination be approved by Parliament.

According to him, the region could develop when there was peace and harmony among the people since chaos and strife were enemies of progress.

“We will sit down with nananom, opinion leaders and the people to deliberate on the way forward for our region so that we will all be part of means to find solutions to problems confronting the region”, he stated.

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister-designate said he was overwhelmed about the congratulatory messages he had received from the people since his elevation and pledged to work hard to justify the confidence reposed in him should he get the nod from Parliament.

Background

Mr Opoku-Bobbie, 44, holds a Masters degree in Project Management from the University of Cape Coast and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

He also has a Diploma in Adult Education from the University of Ghana and Professional Certificate in Loan and Risk Management.

Before being elected as a Member of Parliament, Mr Opoku-Bobie was the General Manager of the Ahafo Community Bank.

Asomah-Cheremeh congratulated

Meanwhile the Brong-Ahafo Regional Executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have congratulated Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh for his new portfolio as the substantive Minister of Lands and Natural Resources following the reshuffle of ministerial position by the President Thursday.

Mr Asomah-Cheremeh, a former Regional Chairman of the party, was the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister until he was moved to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

A statement signed by the Regional Secretary of the NPP, Mr Kofi Ofosu Boateng stated the executives and the rank and file in the region had “learnt with extreme joy, the news of the elevation oh Hon Asomah-Cheremeh to the high national office of Minister for Lands Natural Resources.

“We wish to convey our most grateful thanks to His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for elevating our hardworking Regional Minister to the portfolio of Minister of Lands Natural Resources”.

According to the release, the new office undoubtedly showed that Mr Asomah-Cheremeh had discharged his duties exceptionally well “and we are convinced he will do same at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.”

It said they were satisfied with the style of leadership and stewardship exhibited while in office as the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister and encouraged him to administer his new office with the same boldness, efficiency and patriotism.

“The new portfolio is a rare opportunity to contribute to the restructuring and development of that critical sector of our economy and we know he is more than capable of surmounting the tasks handed him”, the statement added.

Shatta Wale turns up heat on Akufo-Addo over Menzgold brouhaha

Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has waded into the escalating controversy between Menzgold and the Bank of Ghana (BoG) over the former’s license.

In a series of tweet Saturday, Shatta Wale has praised his boss, Nana Appiah Mensah , owner of Menzgold and Zylofon music, for showing “love” despite his tussle with the BoG. (Shatta Wale is one of many Ghanaian artistes signed by Zylofon music.)

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He said through Appiah Mensah, Zylofon has touched many lives which fits into President Nana Akufo-Addo’s campaign promise of change.

In another tweet, he suggested that the action of the BoG if left unchecked, could ruin the fortune of his boss which could affect the future dream of “our arts and culture.”

In essence, the musician is calling on the president to intervene or glossy over the banking rules, the very reason seven banks have collapsed.

He said: “Since the History of Ghana music no man can boldly say he has had love like nana Appiah mensah..Mr president thru your government this man came up !! Please don’t let Ghana down with this change Zylofon has brought in your own campaign agenda which was ‘CHANGE.'”

Nana Appiah has paid his dues in this country ,He didn’t just pop up.Laws yes ,But Mr president I know the youth of Ghana is your main target just for us to remember you one day ..Please if your governance will end the future dream of our arts and culture then ago shock waa!!

Don’t tell me about Laws because these laws have been there but never worked for Gh musicians until Nana Appiah Mensah stepped in showed some of us the way..Please Mr President do something about it for us who still have hope in your governance !!! I salute !!

 

Shatta Wale is not the only musician who has backed Menzgold and Nana Appiah Mensah.

Kasoa-based artiste Akoo Nana, in vidoe on Instagram warned the president he may lose the 2020 election if he does not stop the BoG from tarnishing the image of Menzgold.

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“Anything Ghanaian, we don’t want to support it. Bank of Ghana, what is your problem? You said Menzgold has no license, meanwhile they do. Why are we like that?” he queried.

And further asked the president to “step into this thing because you gave us your word that you’ll make Ghana attractive to investors but look at what is happening. Please stop these people… If they don’t stop this, we won’t vote for NPP in 2020. You know the work we did for NPP to come to power.

Gifty Anti’s royal baby is 1-yr-old: see all the photos from her birthday party

he birthday celebration of the Princess of Adumasa, Nyame Enyimonam Afia Saah Afrakoma Sintim Misa, has been held on Saturday, August 11.

The “Royal Baby” was born on August 11, 2017 to Oheneyere Gifty Anti and the Chief of Adumasa, Oyekechire Nana Ansah Kwaw IV.

“Behold the day is here. 11th August 2018 and HRH Nyame Animuonyam Afia Asaa Afrakoma Sintim-Misa, Adomasa Ahenkan… My Sunshine, is ONE YEAR OLD. LET THE PRAISES TO GOD BEGIN FOR HE IS FAITHFUL,”  her mom, Gifty Anti wrote on Instagram.

Gifty Anti, known by stool name as Oheneyere Nana Awo Dansua, has been sharing the birthday pictures of the ‘Royal Baby’ on Instagram.

Rapper’s thoughts are so sick that he ‘would smash’ Kim Kardashian’s 4 sisters

Kanye West ‘would smash’ his four sisters-in-law, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian as well as Kendall and Kylie Jenner, if given the opportunity.

The rapper made the startling confession in a new song, “XTCY” with DJ Clark Kent, which he released early on Saturday morning, August 11, 2018.

You got sick thoughts? I got more of ’em/ You got a sister-in-law you would smash? I got four of them,” the 41-year-old husband of Kim Kardashian raps.

Kim and Kanye West welcome third child via surrogate play Kim and Kanye West family

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Not minding the public opinion of his verse, Kanye went further with his sick thoughts to say, “Damn…those are your sisters? You did something unholy to them pictures.

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Damn, you need to be locked up! Nah, we need a bigger hot tub,” he raps on the song.

Interestingly, the cover art for the rapper’s latest single, is a photo of Kim sitting with her four sisters – Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie at Kylie’s 21st birthday bash.

Kanye West was diagnosed with mental illness at 39

Kanye West took out some time to have a chat with radio host Big Boy, and his revelation on his mental health was phenomenal if not surprising.

In the interview, Kanye touches on many topics including his eighth studio album, “ye”, why the album was called ye, mental illness and being bi-polar.

The father-of-three revealed that he was diagnosed with what he referred to as a “mental condition” at the age of 39.

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Wizkid Popstar spotted at Starboy pop-up shop in New York

The Starboy pop-up paraded some of the fashion wears from Wizkid’s line and they included hooded and graphic T-shirts with the line, Made In Lagos.

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Wizkid was spotted at the Starboy pop-up shop in Reign fashion store on Washington street, New York on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

The singer had reportedly arrived New York on Friday, August 10, 2018 to attend the lined up activities for the Starboy pop-up shops in the city.

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The launch of the Starboy pop-up shop in New York will kick off the activation of Wizkid‘s clothing line for millenials.

The Starboy pop-up paraded some of the fashion wears from the Starboy line and they included hooded and graphic T-shirts with the line, Made In Lagos.

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ALSO READ: Wizkid fronts Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 19 collection

28-year-old Wizkid took to Twitter in the early hours of Tuesday, August 7 to announce the release date for his new project, Made In Lagos.

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What’s a pop-up shop?

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Pop-up retail, also known as pop-up store or flash retailing, is a trend of opening short-term sales spaces. The Pop-up retail is the temporary use of physical space to create a long term, lasting impression with potential customers.

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Afia Schwarzenegger sends chilling warning to Kennedy Agyapong

Controversial TV host  Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa, aka Afia Schwarzenegger, is warning the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, to stop lying about her.

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She gave the stern warning when she was speaking on claims by the legislator that she took money from investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas to lie about him.

Mr Agyapong accused the TV host of taking money from Anas to lie about him following the premiere of Number 12, a documentary into football corruption.

“If Anas will pay Afia Schwarzenegger to insult me and I have the Facebook conversations between them, I have it,” had said.

“I have forgiven him (Kennedy Agyapong) but if he should lie about me anywhere, I will deal with him properly,” she said, according to elikemthegossip.com.

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She added: “A typical example was when he claimed I had taken money from Anas after his Number 12 exposé to insult him.

“I hate foolishness….!!!…..I hate foolishness…!!! I hate foolishness..!!! He should respect himself.

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Shatta Michy has said she doesn’t want her son Majesty to be influenced by his father, Shatta Wale.

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She shied away from saying that Shatta Wale is a bad influence on her son but noted that she want to raise her child in a way he won’t see the other side of his father.

Majesty has time he spends with his father, she disclosed on Joy Prime’s Gee Spot with MzGee, while rejecting claims that she’s suggesting Shatta Wale could negatively influence their son.

Asked if she and Shatta Wale have separated, she responded saying “we are coparenting.”

Explaining further, she said: “Eeerrmm not a whole week but he has visiting hours, supervised visiting hours. Because you see, men are men, and I’m training my child in a way that I don’t want him to just see this side and go like ‘I want to be this, daddy is like this, I want to be this’. He likes it, he is active so he is attracted to it….So I will not let them spend too much time together.

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 “I will not say negative. Since he was born, the only thing he has seen and heard is music, stage and recording and all that, that is the only thing he will ever see if I allow it to go on.”

Stop ‘witch-hunt’ against Menzgold or lose election 2020- Musician warns Akufo-Addo

Stop the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and other state agencies from tarnishing the image of Menzgold, musician Akoo Nana has appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo.

He warned that if the ‘witch-hunting’ against Mensgold is not halted, President Akufo-Addo will the 2020 election.

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In a video posted on social media platform Instagram, the Kasoa-based artiste said: “Anything Ghanaian, we don’t want to support it. Bank of Ghana, what is your problem? You said Menzgold has no license, meanwhile they do. Why are we like that?” he queried.

And further asked the president to “step into this thing because you gave us your word that you’ll make Ghana attractive to investors but look at what is happening. Please stop these people… If they don’t stop this, we won’t vote for NPP in 2020. You know the work we did for NPP to come to power.”

The musician’s comments follow ongoing disagreements between Menzgold and the Bank of Ghana over its operations.

The BoG in a notice warned Ghanaians not to do business with the gold dealing company because it has no license.

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And the Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC) has also said it has revoked the license of Menzgold, after the company said it is not under the regulations of the BoG but the PMMC.

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Comedians promise to lock down Accra at Glo Laffta fest on Aug 12

Ahead of the upcoming Glo Laffta fest comedy show on Sunday, August 12, 2018, artistes billed to perform at the event say they would shut down the city with sterling, never-to-be-forgotten performances at the Fantasy Dome, Accra venue.

Ghana’s finest comedian, DKB and some of the most respected stand-up acts out of Ghana, including Gordons, Basketmouth, have promised an evening of full dose of laughter for Glo subscribers and invited guests at the Glo Laffta fest event coming up on Sunday, August 12, 2018.

The comedy show heralds the Glo mega shows – a marathon mix of music and comedy, slated to run between August and October. The events are to hold at the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair, Accra.

After the Laffta fest event of Sunday, August 12, raises the curtain for the highly anticipated Glo Mega Music show scheduled for Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the same venue.

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Gordons, speaking from his Lagos, Nigeria base, disclosed that he was looking forward to the first show on Sunday, August 12. The “Berlusconi” of Comedy and the Bishop of Osusu ministry” did not hide his eagerness to entertain Glo subscribers at the event.

“I am all upbeat and primed for that show in Accra and I hope the good people of Accra are ready to enjoy an excellent dose of rib cracking comedy for myself and the other guys on that show. It is going to be memorable”, he said.

“It is going to be massive – an excellent platform to give the people what they won’t forget in a hurry. I’m looking forward to that first show especially and can’t wait for Sunday. I hope the residents of Accra, most especially Glo subscribers are also set to be entertained like never before”, he enthused.

On his part, DKB, whose profile continues to rise in Ghana and even Nigeria, disclosed that he had braced up for the event and was looking forward to the August 12 show with so much enthusiasm.

“I am very ready for this show and I want to assure everyone that it is going to be a wonderful and exciting night of comedy, laughter and fun”, DKB said.

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Basketmouth, another Nigerian top comedian, announced his readiness and expectations for the Laffta fest event. “My bag is packed ready for that first show. Oga, kindly tell the people of Accra and all Ghanaians who are ready to laugh to come early to the venue. I promise to be the best of Basketmouth on that day”, he babbled humorously.

Patrick Salvador Idringi, the popular Ugandan comedian known to many across the continent by the stage name, Salvador, has also sent in special greetings from his Uganda base.

“Tell my people in Ghana that I’m going to be in Accra live on Sunday August 12. Let us meet at the Fantasy Dome and get to share some good jokes to ease off the stress and laugh as much as our cheeks can allow. I am promising them that it will be the most worthwhile experience”, he revealed.

The Laffta fest event is the first of the mega shows organised by Glo Mobile Ghana. Also on parade alongside DKB, Bovi and Gordons are some other fantastic comedians drawn from Ghana and abroad, including Foster Romanus, Basketmouth, Jacinta, Salvador, Khemical, Seyi Law, Dan D Humorous and Senator.

On the line for the music shows are some of the best stars available in Ghana and across Africa. These include Stonebwoy, Davido, Sarkodie, Wizkid, Flavour, Yemi Alade, Tekno, Diamond Platnumz Kuami Eugene and Patapaa.