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Official Press Statement; Brong Ahafo Music Awards – BAMA 2018

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“Breaking Regional Music barriers”! – The theme for the 2018 edition of BAMA (Brong Ahafo Music Awards) Festival has tested our pulse as organizers of the awards scheme.
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On behalf of the management team of J Black Code Events Ghana, I wish to officially extend our profound gratitude and also render an unqualified apology to the president of the Queen Mothers Association, the Traditional leadership of Sunyani, the Regional Police Command, the Brong Ahafo Regional Manager of the Ghana Tourism Authority, MUSIGA, BAMA Nominees, various Musician, the Media, Heads of various Institutions and the general music lovers across the country; particularly, the Brong Ahafo Region, for the love and support shown during a time that we have been faced with financial difficulties in hosting the maiden edition of the BAMA (Brong Ahafo Music Awards) scheme on the 11th of August 2018, at the Eusbett International Conference Center as part of our role and effort to promote the Music and Creative Arts industry in the region.

We wish to bring to the notice of the general public that, following an unsuccessful negotiation for the use of the venue initially channeled through the General Manager of Eusbett Hotel – Sunyani, our management team further contacted the Managing Director (MD) of Eusbett Hotel; popularly known as ATTA KWABENA, on the 10th of August 2018 for further negotiation to enable us to use the Conference hall for the BAMA Awards Scheme. After or negotiation with the MD, we deposited ten (10%) of the total amount (GH₵5000) charged for the use of the Venue and was issued an official Eusbett Hotel LTD receipt at the hotel reception after payment.

With confirmed and entrenched assurance from the MD, we the BAMA team had full confidence that the venue had been finally secured and we had to move on with our final preparations for BAMA NIGHT on the 11th of August 2018. We were made to understand that, the venue was going to be available for use after 6pm on the 11th of August 2018, of which we agreed to.
We wish to, however, emphasize that, our attention was drawn by a close ally of the MD few minutes after 7pm that we had to raise the total fee charged (GH₵5000) for the use of the Eusbett Conference hall before an authorization could be given to host BAMA 2018 at the venue. Through the benevolence of some individuals whose names have been withheld for some reasons, the BAMA team managed to raise 50% (GH₵2500) of the total fee charged (GH₵5000) which was paid at the front desk of Eusbett Hotel.
To our greatest disappointment, the management of Eusbett Hotel still insisted that we had to make a full deposit of GH₵5000 before the venue could be used.

We are therefore by this press release bringing to the notice of the general public that, we are confident to reiterate that, the rank and file of Eusbett Hotel Ltd is a major factor for our failure to host the 2018 edition of BAMA Awards Scheme as scheduled. Granted! Though our initial deposit for the use of the venue was made late, this had no effect on hosting BAMA 2018, as recourses for branding, stage and effects, award plaques, decorations and other relevant materials were all secured for use on the 11th of August 2018.

The organizing body and team of BAMA wish to, however, assure the general public that, a new date (21st of September 2018) has been rescheduled for BAMA 2018; hence, the venue, time, and related information will be made public in a short while. We wish to, therefore, thank you all for your kind support, love and encouragement.

Please contact any of our communications team for further clarification:
0553253225 – 0247683384 – 0541909376 – 0246892750
BAMA! BAMA!! BAMA!!!
BRONG AHAFO MUSIC SHALL RISE AND BREAK REGIONAL MUSIC BARRIERS.
Signed
Abdul Samed Abubakari

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Launch Of Miss Ghana 2018 Slated For Today

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The search for the next queen to be crowned Miss Ghana 2018 was launched today at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra.

The organizers of the pageant, Exclusive Events Ghana, launched the ceremony to lay the foundation for the various auditions around the country to select finalists for the main event.

Inna Patty, Chairperson of the Miss Ghana Foundation, disclosed that the auditions of Miss Ghana 2018 would start in the next two weeks. Adding that this year the pageant will be opened up to Ghanaians in the Diaspora.

She also emphasized that the focus of the Miss Ghana pageant was on social service and not rewards (cash or crown).

Under the Miss Ghana Foundation, the Miss Ghana pageant has, over the years, carved an impressive niche as a pageant that generates awareness on various socio-economic problems, collaborating with government institutions and corporate firms in sending relief to various deserving communities across the country.

The event was graced by Miss Ghana & Mr. Ghana 2016, the Queen of Dansoman Naa Kwaanyo, Akumaa Mama Zimbi, Abeiku Santana, Doreen Avio, Nana Osim Kwatia II, the Director of foreign affairs Baaba Addo and other media personalities.

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Don’t partake in Miss Ghana beauty pageant – 2017 Queen advises ladies

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Ghana’s flagship beauty pageant, Miss Ghana has been pummeled with lots of controversies over the years and it seems the rot of that umbilical cord is yet to be cut.

It would be recalled that, past Beauty Queens have revealed the unpardonable experiences they had as beauty queens and it’s evident there are damning issues with the pageant.

In a Twitter post sighted by kasoagh.com, Miss Ghana 2017 winner Miss Margaret Derry expressing her misgivings as a beauty Queen, labelled the Miss Ghana beauty pageant brand as a big shame.

According to Margaret, Being a miss Ghana Queen has been one of the worse experiences of her life. She proceeded by saying that though it might look good outside it’s a big shame within.

The beautiful and charming slim graduate from the University for Development Studies then advised ladies not to go for such pageants because not all that glitters is gold

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Patapaa is set to organise a monthly music concert in Agona Swedru

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Agona Swedru-based artiste, Patapaa is set to organise a monthly music concert in Agona Swedru in the Central Region dubbed “Agona to the World”.

The concert is aimed at unearthing music talents in the municipality.

The musical concert in collaboration with Golden Star FM, would be held at the first Saturday of every month, beginning August 4, 2018 and would give authentic, talented and potential singers and rappers, a platform to exhibit their talents and readiness for the music industry.

It would be made up of judges including; DJ Moses, DJ Fiifi Dennis, DJ Kwame Kay, DJ Poppa, who would award marks to outstanding artists. At the end of the show every month, four artists would be signed by the pride of Swedru (Patapaa) to enable them record songs with another top artist including; Mr Eazi, Article Wan, AMG Medikal and a host of others.

The four artists to be picked every four months would be provided with music beats by sound engineers namely; King ODC, Willis Beat, Rhythm Boss, and Dr Ray.

Patapaa told the GNA in an interview that, the exercise was also in support of the National Sanitation Day Exercise, as it would begin with a clean-up exercise in the morning in the various communities.

He said he was determined to help the talented youth in Agona Swedru who are into music to also succeed.

Patapaa said he was grateful to God for his achievements so far, hence he needed to also help the people who are willing to excel in the music industry.

The ‘One Corner’ hitmaker, who got into mainstream music in 2017 after he performed the song at the Agona Swedru Akwambo Festival, is currently one of the hottest artists in the country. In his one year in the music industry, he has won the heart of many Ghanaians releasing hit songs like: Na bon, Akwaaba and Pozo.

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Ghana Music Awards UK Full List Of Nominees

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Organizers of the annual Ghana Music Awards UK have released nominations for this year’s edition. The awards scheme which is aimed at celebrating Ghanaian musicians whose music are making waves in the UK is set for a another spectacular showdown.

 

Ghana Music Awards UK: Full list of nominees

 

1 – Highlife Song of the Year

Selfish – King Promise

Bronya – Wutah

Odo – KiDi

Angela – Kuami Eugene

Over – R2Bees

Maame Hw3 – Ebony

Betweener – Kumi Guitar

Yawa – Nero X

 

2 – Gospel Song of the Year

Boot 4 Boot- Joyce Blessing

Obi Nyanime – Patience Nyarko

Efata Wo – Nacee

Adom – Empress Gifty Osei

Jehovah – Ceccy Twum

Aseda – Ebony

 

3 – Hiplife Song of the Year

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam ft. Sarkodie

Boys Boys – Nacee ft. Guru

Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet ft. Kofi Kinataa

Plantain Chips  – R2Bees

Obiaa Wone Master – Yaa Pono ft. Stonebwoy

One Corner—Patapaa ft. Ras Cann & Mr Loyalty

Pressure B3fa Wo – Dem Tinz

Ak3somorshi – Gasmilla

 

4 – Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

Gringo – Shatta Wale

My Own – Samini

Bawasaaba – Stonebwoy

Rewind – Mzvee

5 – Gospel Artiste of the Year

Joyce Blessing

Patience Nyarko

Joe Mettle

Celestine Donkor

Nacee

Empress Gifty Osei

Ernest Opoku

 

6 – Highlife Artiste of the Year

Wutah

KiDi

Kuami Eugene

Kumi Guitar

King Promise

Nero X

Ebo Taylor

Pat Thomas

 

7 – Reggae / Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Shatta Wale

Ebony

Stonebwoy

Samini

Mzvee

Rocky Duwani

 

8 – Best Music Video of the Year

Gringo by Shatta Wale – Sesan, Film Factory

Betweener by Kumi Guitar – Director Abass, Zylofon Media

Selfish by King Promise – Vertex

My Girl by B4Bonah ft. King Promise – David Nicol-Sey, North Production

Obi Agyi Obi Girl by Captain Planet ft. Kofi Kinaata – GYO Gyimah, Phamous Philms

Man’s Not Hot by Big Shaq – Marv Brown

Pushing Up by NSG ft Not3s – Kevin Hudson

On the Floor by Reggie ‘N’ Bollie – Labi

Blinded By Your Grace by Stormzy – Nez

Check (with Raye) by Kojo Funds – Meji Alabi

 

9 – Hiplife Artiste of the Year

Yaa Pono

R2Bees

Captain Planet

Sarkodie

VVIP

Gasmilla

 

10 – Best Male Vocalist

Joe Mettle – Bo No Nii

King Promise – Selfish

KiDi- Odo

Kuami Eugene – Angela

Mugeez (R2Bees) – Over

Samini – My Own

Kumi Guitar – Betweener

Afriyie (Wutah) – Bronya

 

11 – Best Female Vocalist

Adina – Makoma

NanaYaa – My Hunny

Becca – You and I

Efya – Love

Mzvee – Bright Lights

Patience Nyarko – Obi Nyanime

Ebony – Aseda

 

12 – Best Group of the Year

VVIP

R2Bees

Wutah

 

13 – Best Rapper of the Year

Obibini

Sarkodie

Strongman

Kwesi Arthur

Flowking Stone

Yaa Pono

Shaker

 

14 – Best collaboration of the Year

Bo Noo Ni— Joe Mettle ft. Luigi Maclean

Sing My Name remix— Mzvee ft.Patoranking

Jennifer Lomotey— Kurl Songx ft. Sarkodie

Obi Agye Obi Girl— Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinata

Obia Wone Master – Yaa Pono ft. Stonebwoy

Obi Nyanime – Patience Nyarko ft. Bro Sammy

 

15 – Best New Artiste of the Year

Kurl Songx

KiDi

Kuami Eugene

Kwesi Arthur

 

16 – Song of the Year

Joe Mettle – Bo Noo Nii ft. Luigi Maclean

King Promise – Selfish

Patapaa – One Corner ft. Ras Cann & Mr Loyalty

Ebony – Aseda

Ebony – Date ur Fada

Kuami Eugene – Angela

KiDi – Odo

Patience Nyarko – Obi Nyanime ft. Bro Sammy

Captain Planet – Obi Agyi Obi Girl ft. Kofi Kinaata

Wutah – Bronya

 

17 – Artiste of the Year

Ebony

Shatta Wale

Stonebwoy

KiDi

King Promise

Kuame Eugene

Patience Nyarko

 

18 – African Artiste of the Year

Davido

Wizkid

Too Fan

Cassper Nyovest

Nasty C

Tiwa Savage

Olamide

Mayorkun

Mr Eazi

 

19 – Uncovered Artiste of the Year

Kelvyn Boy

Dope Nation

Kwasi Gem

Mikey Benz

Ayesem

Nana Danso

Mizter Okyere

 

20 – Producer/ Sound Engineer of the Year

WillisBeatz

Kaywa

Killbeatz

Dr. Ray Beats

Danny Beatz

Mix Master Garzy

Streetbeatz

 

UK CATEGORIES

21 – Best DJ – UK

DJ Billy

DJ Snypa

DJ Nore

DJ P Montana

DJ Fiifi

DJ Invisible

The PM

DJ Sawa

 

22 – UK Based Uncovered Artiste of the Year

Young Cissey

A4

Goldkay

MC Big Phil

Ras King Bobo

Wizl

 

23 – UK Based Afrobeats Artiste of The Year

NSG

Kwamz & Flava

Goldkay

Mista Silva

GB

Geo Wellington

Eugy

Atumpan

 

24 – UK Based Artiste of the Year

Headie One

Abra Cadabra

Kojey Radical

Juls

P Montana

Michael Dapaah

Kojo Funds

Stormzy

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Reggie N Bollie

 

25 – Best UK Based Afro-Pop Artiste

Reggie N Bollie

Eugy

Kojo Funds

Kwamz and Flava

GB

Jaij Holland

Stana kicks

Wavey and Star Vicy

 

26 – UK Based Ghanaian International Artiste

Stormzy

Michael Dapaah

Reggie N Bollie

Lethal Bizzle

Fuse ODG

 

27 – UK Based Gospel Song of the Year

Yaw Boateng ft. Obaapa Christy – Onyame Gya [Fire of God]

Esther Cee – Nyame Do

Maa Fausty – Beauty Is Obedient

PK Boadi – Me Paa Me Ni

Daniel Appiah Adu – Yesu Aye

Bishop Mary Frimpongmaa – Nyankopon Ya Kessie

Gifty Amoako – Draw Me Near Oh Lord

Nana Awura Ama Lydia – Adom Bi

 

28 – UK Based New Gospel Artiste of the Year

Alice McKenzie

Maame Kuukua

Emmanuel Smith

Charlotte Appiah

Sandra Asante

Minister Ike

Mavis Osaah Poku

 

29 – UK Based Gospel Artiste of the Year

Yaw Boateng

Esther Cee

Lady Eva

Daniel Appiah Adu

Gifty Amoako

Golden Gate Singers

Nana Awura Ama Lydia

 

30 – Ghanaian Traditional / Cultural Act:

King Ayisoba

Kakatsitsi, Master Drummers from Ghana

Dela Botri and Hewale Sounds

Amamre Cultural Troupe

Atongo Zimba

Wiyaala

Sherifa Gunu

 

31 – Best Ghanaian International Touring Act:

King Ayisoba

Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana

Rocky Dawuni

Pat Thomas

Ebo Taylor

KyeKyeKu

Afromoses

StoneBwoy

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CELEBRITY FAN BASE GALA WITH GO ON ENERGY

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Go On Energy Drink Of Twellium Industrial Ltd headlines sponsorship for the maiden edition of the Celebrity
Fan Base Gala organized by Zylofon Fm, set to take place on June 23, 2018 at the Lizzy Sports Complex, East Legon.

The Go On Energy Drink powered sporting event seeks to bring together several major fan bases of celebrities like Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Kuami Eugene, Pataaa, Samini, Asamoah Gyan, Jupitar and many more in Ghana including Radio/TV personalities, actors and actresses, musicians, influential entrepreneurs) to compete amongst themselves and socialize with each other.

After participation forms were picked and submitted, 16 fan bases were sampled and grouped to battle against each other.

The groupings are as follows:
GROUP A

Shatta Wale
Wisa Greid
Patapaa
Sammy Flex Nation

GROUP B

Sarkodie
Kumi Guitar
Blakk Rasta
Kuami Eugene

GROUP C
Asamoah Gyan
Klala
NAM Missions
Jupitar

GROUP D

High Grade Family
Dada Hafco
Baba Spirit
Dabo

The Zylofon Celebrity Fan base Gala is proudly sponsored by Ghana’s finest energy drink GO ON energy drink and Twellium Industrial Ltd; hoping to achieve unity among celebrity fan bases in Ghana through sports.
Come and support your favourite celebrity as you enjoy chilled GO ON Energy Drink.

GO ON ENERGY DRINK, NO LIMITS!!!
GO ON ENERGY DRINK, NO LIMITS!!!

Source : Twellium.com

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Evangelical Presbyterian Student Union(EPSU)  has successfully launched this year’s edition of the “WOSHIP AT HIS FEET”

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Evangelical Presbyterian Student Union(EPSU)  has successfully launched this year’s edition of the “WOSHIP AT HIS FEET”

The Concert has been in continuous session, since past years with great impartation, amazing testimonies and a real-life word, it has certainly touched the hearts and souls of all and sundry! Amazingly, this year’s edition is powered by the theme, “THE WORTHY LAMP”.

WORSHIP AT HIS FEET Concert is not just an ordinary concert; it’s an ultimate Worship experience. The Concert is set to take place on the 23rd of June 2018 At Evangelical Presbyterian Church – Mamprobi, Accra at exactly 4:00pm Sharp!

The main Gospel Artiste of the event is Minister EUGEN ZUTA and in supporting of ministration, is the Dumbfound West Volta Zone Choir.

This year WORSHIP AT HIS FEET is dubbed “The WORTHY LAMP (Rev. 5:9) – and they sang a new song, saying “Worthy art thou to take the scroll and to open its seals, for thou wast slain and by the blood didst ransom men for God from every tribe…

This year marks the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Evangelical Presbyterian Student Union and the caption for this year event is Family edition, we are embracing all walks of life to WORSHIP AT HIS FEET.

EPSU has promised lots of surprises on the night which also sets the stage for some gospel singers which their names is not yet disclose to the public but as promised, it will wow you.

EPSU and E.P Church will shake the foundation for the Glory of God. Join us and lets do it together.

Don’t be left out, be part of the largest gathering of the event WORSHIP AT HIS FEET 2018, as we experience the ministry of God’s servants. We want to create an experience that will spiritually stimulate your mind and soul for the enormous Power of God!

The order for the t-shirt is ongoing and to avoid last minute rush place your order now !!
For any info Contact this number +233 24 262 7677 don’t hesitate

#WorshipAtHisFeet #23rdJune18 #EPCGMamprobi #TheWorthyLamb  #FamilyEdition

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Eva Adonoo and other movie stars storm the cinemas with ‘Grey Dust’ this May

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As we draw the curtains on all football leagues in Europe, the movie season is heating up, with movie characters storming movie cinemas with new stories throughout the rest of the months.

Starting this month, May 25, actress Eva Adonoo together with some prominent actors will hit your cinema screens with “GREY DUST”, a must-see movie that has a very rich storyline.

The movie highlights a mother who is forced to walk away from her baby and life giving the baby to a new mother years after she has left. So many years later, the biological mother returns to fight for her daughter’s love.

Find out what happens to two mother’s fighting for the love of their daughter in “GREY DUST”, premiering at the Silverbird cinemas Accra and West hills mall on 25th May, at 7pm & 9pm. Rate is a cool Gh¢30.

You can’t miss this amazing film. Get the chance to meet this lovely best child actor Ghana has ever seen.

source: Nana Reagan

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Stonebwoy Deserved a BET Award Nomination ||Kasoagh.com

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No Ghanaian was nominated for the BET Awards 2018. El gringo and Sergeant Lee did not receive any nominations.

The nomination list for the BET Awards 2018 has been released and most Ghanaians and Africans in general were in high anticipation of knowing the names of the artists nominated for the Best International Act Category.

It was quite surprising to see that no Ghanaian Artist was nominated in that Category. Ghanaian Afro pop Reggae and Dancehall artist Stonebwoy was expected to be nominated from Ghana looking at the works he put out there during the year under review. The 2015 BET Award winner for the Best International Act released his third studio album under his current label Zylofon music entitled Epistles of Mama.

The Epistles of Mama Album featured a host of international musicians including Sean Paul, Morgan heritage and so on. Stonebwoy’s album topped several charts globally and he nearly won a Grammy Award for being featured in an album created by Jamaican Reggae icons Morgan heritage.

Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie and Self acclaimed Dancehall king Shatta wale also did their best but couldn’t make the cut for the Best international Act category. Another very shocking exemption was Nigerian superstar Wizkid whom most people think deserves a spot on that list.

Wizkid is slated to perform at this year’s Ghana meets naija concert at the international conference in Ghana.

The nominations for next month’s ceremony were announced Tuesday night (May 15).

The BET Awards will air live on BET on June 24 from Los Angeles.

See the list of nominees for the Best international Act below

The Best International Act Award
Booba (France)
Cassper Nyovest (SA)
Dadju (France)
Davido (Nigeria)
Distruction Boyz (SA)
Fally Ipupa (Dr. Congo)
J Hus (UK)
Niska (France)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Stefflon Don (UK)
Stormzy (UK)

Author: Kweku James Omega

CEO: GhNews TV

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Golden Movie Awards Africa 2018 slated for June 2

Golden Movie Awards

The annual Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) organized to celebrate distinguished film makers will hold June 2, 2018 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. The red carpet starts at 4:00 pm while the show starts at 7:30pm.

With barely three weeks to the event, the organizers say the event will bring together film makers across the continent to celebrate and award deserving film makers.

Meanwhile the nomination announcement will be held in Cote d’Ivoire on the 20th of May 2018 where the various categories of the qualified films will be announced.

The organizers have also stressed this award scheme is for the film industry and none profit and therefore, to attend the event you simply have to attend on the website www.goldenmovieawards.com for tickets to the event which will take place on 2nd June 2018 at Movenpick hotel.

The awards ceremony is expected to attract a large number of stakeholders in the movie industry across Africa.

The Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) is an annual event that seeks to award excellence in movie making on the African continent and the African diaspora

Instituted and organized by NMJ Ghana and its partners, the GMAA brings together professionals in film making in Africa once every year to celebrate, promote and reward those who have excelled in their area of the film industry.

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