Yesterday at the premiere of Becca’s new music video ‘No More Away’ featuring Nigerian rapper, M.I, the Ghanaian songbird (Becca) showed her dangerous curves and banging body…A true BANGER right?
Also at the premiere were Actress Yvonne Nelson, Asamoah Gyan, Richie, Eazzy and others…As usual, GhanaCelebrities.Com was out there to get the scoop and photos for you guys.
Check out the photos below…(Hover on photos for names)
And is it not too HOT for this Dr. Cryme? OH
What else can be said about Jackie Appiah, especially with this photo up in your face…With or without a stylish dress, Jackie Appiah truly defines Africa beauty…
What do you think?
Believe it or not, we have real champions and local champions. The former take their jobs or whatever competition they are involved in as a craft, they go through vigorous training to perfect their craft.
When it comes to local champions which most of our African movie stars and film-makers are; they have this false assumption of talent and passion. What is talent and passion if it is not constantly trimmed and developed? Again, what is talent and passion if it cannot stand tall in a competitive market?
I am sick of the whole talent and passion talk; I will only pay attention and take someone who claims to have a talent or passion serious if this is backed up by series of conscious efforts to perfect these talents. And I believe any reasonable investor or movie Director will do the same.
How many times have you heard our local champions proudly say they are into movies because they believe they have the talent and passion…Even if passion and talent pushes you into a field, don’t you have to enhance yourself and experience now that you are there?
With millions of trainings, courses and workshops all around the world for Actors and film makers, our African local champions are still glued on talent and passion to the extent that they find no need to undertake any of these enterprises.
Wouldn’t it be nonsense to your reasoning if you I told you I want to be a pilot because I have the passion and talent to be one? Better still, will you ever hire a pilot or get on a plane which the pilot has no training but only passion and talent?
Though the above analogy may sound absurd, that is how ridiculous talent and passion makes you.
Don’t we see the best footballers in the world training and perfecting their skills day in and day out?
What is no different about movie making and acting in Africa that majority of our local champions think they only need talent and passion to make it to the top?
I get at least 5 new people each week telling me they want to be Actors. When I enquire about what they have done to place themselves above the many out there, they simple answer, I have the talent and passion.
When a film maker with no training but only talent and passion hijacks a set of Actors who do not also have any sort of training but talent, passion and probably looks, the end result is the garbage our industry keep producing…
Let’s say until our local champions begin to recognize the power in knowledge, training and personal development, we are stuck with those hopeless movies and acting!
Few days ago, GhanaCelebrities.Com captured photos of Nadia Buari and Michael Essien hanging out at Nana Aba Anamoah’s private birthday party in the midst of several other celebrities.
Contrary to our report (Click Here To Read), certain media outlets blew our story out of proportion, with some even stating that Nadia Buari and Michael Essien are officially back together.
As the only media outlet at the event who spoke to both Nadia Buari and Michael Essien, NO where did we state that there was a comeback but some of the outlets which picked the story from us added ‘excessive sugar’…
Nadia Buari has responded to the added sugar…
Read below for what she told Citifmonline.Com
Award winning actress, Nadia Buari, has denied media reports that she and Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien, are back together as a couple.
News of the two former love birds making up through a purported amorous kiss went viral on the internet last week at the birthday party of newscaster and host of Diva’s Show, Nana Aba Anamoah held at Villaggio Primavera.
Speaking on the Brunch in the Citi hosted by Jessica Opare-Saforo, Nadia explained the speculations emanated from “innocent pictures” which were taken during the party.
“There was no kissing; it was just blown out of proportion,” she said.
Nadia further explained that “we were trying to take pictures and the media paparazzi were also taking pictures. We were to take just two shots but they were still taking a lot pictures and I was really shy so I tried to leave and Essien was just trying to cover my face that’s all.”
Confidence Haugen is currently in London and reports say she is taking up classes in TV and Media…Good for her right? Knowledge is power so I am all for anyone who finds the courage to chase knowledge…
Confidence is surely not out here only to study…She is catching up on shopping in-between her classes. She shared the below photos of herself today and wrote ‘Shopping time‘…
Do you feel her London style?
The common trope in western Literature-Love At First Sight, in which a person, character, or speaker feels romantic attraction for a stranger on the first sight of them seems to have become a reality in our bigger world.
For many years in real life, people have and continue to claim the experience of this trope. If you have not experienced this before like I have not, you surely must have heard about it or come across someone proclaiming to have experienced it.
In my little world, love is a complex journey made up of a collection of attributes. Love therefore is a collective name for attributes such as kindness, respect, understanding, affection, lust, like, admiration and others. So for love to exist in my world, these attributes must prevail. (more…)
GhanaCelebrities.Com can say on authority that, the most ever publicised event in Ghana will take place at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre tomorrow.
‘Ghana Meets Naija’ is a concept birthed out of the relationship between Ghana and Nigeria and the need to keep the bond strong and tight musically.
On its second edition, the brand has already been endorsed by Ghana’s government and sponsors chasing the organisers to be part of the event even at this stage.
‘Ghana Meets Naija’ has had exciting run so far and it will go down as the most publicised musical showdown ever to grace the country.
The two countries share several things in common and tomorrow will be another history making day as Ghana Meets Naija with the country’s finest and exciting musicians now.
Representing the home team on the red, gold and green with a black five-pointed star in the centre would be Chemphe, Becca, Buk Bak, Kwaw Kese, 4X4, Guru, Kakie, ItzTiffany, R2Bees, Keche and Bino.
The away team representing the green, white and green corner would be sexy Tiwa Savage, ‘Dami Duro’ crooner Davido, Chocolate City boys of Brymo, M.I.
As Ghana’s DJ Mensa lock horn with Nigeria’s DJ Neptune on the time table supremacy on the night and also dish out hits after hits, patrons would be left to show their dance skills. (more…)
Organizers and franchise holders of the Miss Ghana beauty pageant, Exclusive Events Ghana, have announced the prize package for this year’s event, in what is set to be the biggest and exciting offer in the history of the event.
Exclusive Events Ghana have said that given the popularity and goodwill the Miss Ghana brand enjoys both locally and internationally, it was important to place premium on the perks that come with being a Miss Ghana contestant and finalist.
In a historic twist and style not witnessed before in the history of beauty pageants in Ghana, the organizers said all first three winners of this year’s event get official cars; a cash prize, tickets to London, employment opportunities, branding and ambassadorial openings, elegant household appliances, and many more.
Other exciting offerings include full educational scholarships worth USD 220,000.00 ($110, 000.00 each) to two lucky finalists, to study with one of the best universities in the United States of America, Benedict College, and also a year’s accommodation for the eventual winner of Miss Ghana 2012 and her two runner ups, who will be residing at the plush Miss Ghana House, donated by Manet Properties. (more…)
Few weeks ago, I published an article titled ‘What You Say On Twitter Can Constitute Defamation’ which looked at various individuals who have had to pay huge compensations through their noses for certain short tweets.
In that article, I mentioned that apart from being slammed with civil suits, it is increasing becoming popular for certain twitter users who ‘tweet before thinking’ to be cuffed with criminal liabilities.
At the time of my article, a British student- Liam Stacey, 21, had been arrested after allegedly tweeting a racist comment about Fabrice Muamba, the footballer who suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed during a live match. After a court battle, Liam Stacy was jailed in March, 2012 for 56 days for posting offensive comments.
Even though case laws from jurisdictions such as England & Wales, New Zealand, Australia and U.S.A have been developing to burden twitter users with both civil and criminal liabilities, it seems the social media platform users are not fully aware of the level of seriousness courts are attaching to their tweets.
If you have read my former piece, you would surely have come across the two teenagers who were looking to have a wonderful holiday in United States recently but were shocked to have been refused entry because of a tweet they sent saying “we are going to destroy America”.
In an English High Court yesterday, an appeal by Paul Chambers, 27, who was convicted in May 2011 for sending out a tweet, threatening to blow up a Yorkshire airport was reserved. The court that convicted him held that his tweet constituted a “menacing electronic communication”.
Though Mr Chambers claims he did not think anyone would take his “silly joke” seriously, his conviction last year shows how tough the courts are getting on ordinary social media users.
The message Chambers tweeted stated; “Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!
Mr Chambers has explained that the above tweet was something silly he sent to his 600 followers in a moment of frustration after Robin Hood Airport in South Yorkshire was closed by snow in January 2010…Continue Reading From Here…
Law & Celebrity is a new column on GC which focuses on how the law affects our celebrities, their lifestyles, new media, entertainment, etc.
Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, who will be looking at these issues holds a degree in Law (LLB), Diploma in Para Legal and also has extensive knowledge and interest in celebrity lifestyle & social media.
Last Saturday, urban television network Gh One Entertainment TV and organizers of the most prestigious beauty reality show on Ghanaian TV, Miss Malaika Ghana rolled out the tenth edition of the competition.
It was a spectacular sight within the ultra-modern studios of the Gh One Entertainment TV with a bevy of exceptional beauties numbering over 2000 converging for the Grand National auditions of this year’s edition of Miss Malaika Ghana com.
This year’s auditions goes down as the biggest and most attended in the history of the competition with such a record number of applicants. It also remains the biggest number ever at any Ghanaian beauty reality series.
As at 8AM, the queues had begun forming with applicants going through the confirmation process to ensure they were successfully registered and eligible to partake in process with the highest possibility of turning their lives around.
The preliminary rounds saw the candidates auditioned in groups by a select team who looked out for personality and exquisiteness. The successful ladies moved on to the studios for the main auditions by the judges.
The judges comprised of media practitioner and a regular on the competition, William Asiedu, professional photographer Rodney Quarcoo and former Miss Malaika Queen, Miss Ama Nettey. The three were tasked with selecting 70 beauties for the next stage.
Coming Saturday June 30th 2012 will witness the 70 selected ladies converging at the studios of the Gh One Entertainment TV for the semifinals stage of auditions. It surely will be a tall order for the 30 ladies to be selected from the semifinals stage.
Miss Malaika 2012 is sponsored by Lux, UB Hair Relaxer, KIA by Rana Motors, Air Namibia and Legacy Hotels. Miss Malaika 2012, a decade of beauty!
Over the weekend, fans of the quickly climbing ‘Meet The Girls In The Yellow House’ tv show were treated to one of the best actors as a guest.
She entered the house looking all chic and sexy for her age. Dressed in a GTP loose wrap over chiffon with expensive matching hand bangles and necklace, it looked inviting into the life of this screen goddess. But for the other missing regalias, Akorfa Edjeani looked like a modern day traditional queen.
Obviously jealous by her young looks, the first question was targeted at knowing how old she was and what kept her going. ‘I take very good care of myself and as a cultural freak, I don’t like perming my hair so am very cool with my ‘down cut’,” she said coolly to wave off the Girls jealousy at her looks.
Does Akorfa’s looks with ‘down cut’ worry her? “I didn’t and still don’t care if my traditional African outlooks gave me out as ugly. What is important for me is to feel comfortable and good about myself. I am not shy of who I am,” she interjected beautifully with passion in her eyes.
The sassy and gifted actress who likes boiled/fried yams with hot pepper laced with koobi said, heartbreaks are a must for every girl despite the fact that they hurt. Although, she couldn’t remember her first heart break, the experience was a learning curve for her.
She married her husband, she told viewers, when she was 23 and has been married for 20 years with two children aged 19 and 15 years. Is anyone doing the maths to get her real age since she was very evasive about it at the beginning of the show?
Akorfa started starring in TV Theatre in 1983 before she went to the University but had her real taste of movies later. The bad girl who got impregnated in ‘Harvest At 17’ said, “acting is an inborn thing for me and it came naturally because I started acting before I knew I was acting.”
Why is the cocaine addicted American loving ‘Mataa’ star off our movies screens? Mrs. Akorfa Ejeani Asiedu said, “When I get good scripts, I sure will be in front of the cameras again. I don’t take movies for the money; the stories must mean something to me as a professional actress.
“I agree that sex sells today but some nudity and scenes in some movies are unnecessary. Some sex scenes won’t change anything in the movies if they are deleted. We should ask ourselves if that is what we want to project in making the industry a success. Most producers today used to be marketers who invest their monies where they think they can reap more,” spirited Akorfa replied to a question about sex and nudity in local movies lately.
Talking about her most challenging role ever in a movie, Akorfa pondered her character in the GAMA movie ‘The Noise of Silence’. In the said movie, she played the role of a 14 year old, a blind person, grew old before regaining her sight. This role she said was emotionally and physically draining for her then.
The ‘I sing of a well’ producer said, “Although actors must be able to detach themselves from the emotions of their characters; they should act instead of recite their lines.” This notwithstanding, she mentioned having been caught in the emotional web of her character once in the stage play ‘Raising in the sun’ where blatant racism was on display. This affected her and she remembers crying for over ten minutes after the stage call backstage.
Chances are that we will see a lot more of Akorfa in the coming months because she will be undertaking massive stage productions soon. Just so you know, she was at the Keri Hilson and Bow Wow concert to shake what her mama gave her…any ideas?
‘Meet The Girls In The Yellow House’ shows on Viasat 1 on Saturday at 10am with a repeat on Sunday at 9.30am. Don’t miss it.
Come this Sunday July 1st 2012, the much anticipated TV talent hunt reality series geared at producing the next biggest Ghanaian rap act dubbed the Next Big Thing will start airing on the Gh One Entertainment TV channel.
The past two weeks have seen cherished viewers of the station as well as music lovers enjoy the teaser sessions of the series from the preliminary stage of auditions and one can only agree it has been fun and exciting.
The one hour weekly episode commences this Sunday and continues every other Sundays between the hours of 6 and 7PM. The initial episode this weekend will reveal the exceptional talents unearthed at the auditions in Kumasi and Accra.
Anchor for the Next Big Thing, Kwame Farkyewill be on the other hand to bring several of the amateur rappers who exhibited tremendous brilliance on the microphone up close and personal with the viewers.
Next Big Thing comes at the right time as a relieve to all amateur rappers with the series seeking to provide the needed platform for them to develop their talents and transform them into international and commercially viable artistes.
Nii Ayite Hammond, head of production at Gh One Entertainment TV stressed on the relevance of Next Big Thing to the amateur rapper and the music industry on the whole.
‘All talent hunt competitions we have around are music driven hence targeting singing talents leaving out the rappers. That has been the trend over the years neglecting of those associated with Hip hop and rap music in general’.
The coming weeks promises to be more fun and exciting with the specially packaged episodes of Next Big Thing showing on the Gh One Entertainment TV channel this and every Sundays from 6 to 7PM.
It will be absolute absurdity to call me a racist, because I am black as many of you are. Both my parents are from Ghana and I was brought up like every ordinary Ghanaian woman.
With the issue of racism having been cleared, let’s look at why I have decided to send this piece to you guys at GhanaCelebritiess.Com.
Few days ago, I came across an article on this blog titled ‘The Beautiful Young Ghanaian Woman And The Old White Lover-A Sickening Trend?’ which unfairly castigate young Ghanaian girls who find love, preference and long term sustainability in older white men.
First of all, we all have different reasons why we may want to date somebody or a person of a particular race and heritage. But one thing is for sure, if you are looking for unconditional love and peace of mind in a relationship, then you have no option that to tow my line-be with a white man.
With that having been said, I will like to categorically mention that, I am against any woman who will go for a white man for other reasons such as money and plain desire to travel overseas. That is a scam and not a relationship of honesty.
I must also emphasize that, I have been living in the United States for more than a decade now. I am therefore not with my white man because I want to travel abroad or for financial gains but because I find so much in white people that our black men lack or do not just understand about women.
I have always been a precious diamond in the hands and life of the three white men I have dated, including my current partner. With the two black men I have tried to get comfortable with and buy into the unnecessary concept of dating your race, I have been nothing more than a punching bag and a cooking machine. Did I mention I that my views on any issue did not even count or matter? I guess black women do not have any intellect in the world of black men.
For reasons know to certain women like me, we are more than comfortable, happy and content with our white men. Either old or young, they offer what their black counterparts have failed to give us.
It therefore amounts to absolute baloney to call a trend of satisfaction, comfort, sustainability and above all, of good living a sickening trend-that is if the writer or any of your readers had this assumption.
You can call some of us who have seen the ‘light to heaven’ names just because you are bitter about yourselves and probably the standing of your relationship with black men. But the fact this, we have found true love, happiness, better future and respect for ourselves.
You can have an opinion standing from afar, but have you ever dated a white man? You do not know what you are missing out. Just because someone is with an older white man does not necessary mean, the relationship is not built on true love. Some of us have found the best option already, something most of black women are aggressively seeking. Give us a break!
Ophelia Dwomoh, U.S.A
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