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LIFESTYLE GUIDE: Stanbic Bank and Their Wahala | Better Stay Away From Them

Posted on 01 Nov 2014 at 8:45am

It is funny how some banks find it so easy to take your money when opening a new account but frustrate you when you want to close that same account.

Months ago, I signed up for internet banking with Stanbic bank and was told it would take 24 hours to activate but guess what, it took almost three days. Aden? I relocated from Ghana so was counting on doing some transactions online but my password failed to work hence I was left powerless.

A few days ago, I got back into the country and needed some quick cash at the airport but to my dismay my bank card refused to work. You know how embarrassing that is when you have a queue right behind you.

I headed straight to the Airport branch of Stanbic to withdraw the money and then close my savings account as I had relocated and had no need for it. I was able to do the former but was told the process of closing an account takes a while so I should come back the following day at noon to retrieve the remaining money in my account.

Being the diligent person that I am, I arrived punctually at Stanbic, waited fifteen minutes for a staff member who pretended to be so busy processing my request( which I felt should have been done the day before), only to be told I couldn’t close my account at that branch as I opened it at another branch. Can you imagine? Are they mad?

Why wasn’t I told this the day before? And why do some banking staff feel they are doing you a favour by serving you? ‘Massa’, if the job is frustrating you, quit. There are millions of people waiting to occupy your position in a microsecond. (more…)

VIDEO: Chris Brown Talks Karrueche, Rihanna, Drake and more on Hot 97

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 6:34pm

From BeyondGossip.Com

Yesterday Chris Brown stopped by Hot 97 for an interview. He sat down with host Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Lauren Stylez  to discuss a whole lot of issues relating to him. The ‘Loyal’ singer talked about his relationships, musical influences, album sales and marriage.

Excerpts from the interview below + videos


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The High Price Some Women Have to Pay for Patriarchy: ‘Virg*nity Stones’ in High Demand in Cameroon Despite Obvious Health Implications

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 6:19pm

The storm that Archbishop Duncan Williams statements regarding ladies and marriages should have kicked up from feminists and social commentators has been sadly lacking, and the lack of response indicates the highly religious and patriarchal nature of our society.

GhanaCelebrities.Com editor Chris-Vincent wrote an article on it, in which he placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of religion: the age old institution which enforces these outmoded beliefs.

Muslim women in Cameroon and other parts of the continent are finding themselves pressured to fit into the roles assigned them by their patriarchal societies and the religion that inspires it.

A woman must prove her virginity on her wedding night else serious shame and ridicule follows her and her family henceforth, this has forced some of them to go to extreme lengths to fulfil this totally unfair societal norm.

Hydrated potassium aluminium sulphate, or Alum stone, a chemical substance used in the production of aftershave and deodorant, is the solution these women are using to the detriment of their health. The substance causes a temporary contraction of the vaginal walls, giving the illusion of virginity to a woman who has already engaged in intercourse.

It is a desperate last resort many have turned to, despite the substance having been found to be harmful. It’s applied by crushing it into powder, mixing it with water and sometimes a little bit of honey or lemon, and applied as a cleansing agent. (more…)

It’s Happening Tonight in London | The Premiere of DOUBLE CROSS Featuring Ama K. Abebrese, John Dumelo, Adjetey Anang, Jasmine Baroudi & Others

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 2:33pm

Ghanaian actress-Ama K. Abebrese, John Dumelo and Adjetey Anang are currently in London for tonight’s the red carpet premiere of DOUBLE CROSS at the Odeon Cinema in Greenwich (8pm) and you should not MISS it.

African movie lovers who will attend the premiere tonight will get to see something totally different and yet interesting as the movie breaks away from the usual African movie story-lines mostly dominated by witchcraft and unrealistic romance.

In Double Cross “Effie Howard (Ama K. Abebrese) a streetwise programmer’s life is dramatically turned upside down when her fiancé Ben Boateng (Adjetey Anang) is convicted and sentenced for a bank robbery he did not commit. Determined to prove his innocence; she carried out her own investigation and finds the actual robber; Danny Frimpong (John Dumelo) a calm and collected sophisticated genius of a thief who has a personal vendetta against the bank he robbed Neptune Bank International. He robbed the bank using urbane technology which enabled him to enter, steal and exit the bank leaving everyone mystified as to how the theft was carried out, no witnesses, no evidence, yet the money is gone.

She meets Danny and threatens him but later offers him a deal; and it’s to rob the bank again with similar methods as the first so the authorities know the actual robber is still out there, then Danny will not lose what matters to him most and the reason for the bank robbery. She plans to relocate with the stolen money and start a new life with Ben when he is acquitted so as to get away from the stigma attached to ex-convicts and their families. They are successful in the robbing the bank, Effie now sets her sights on a jewellery warehouse and she wants Danny to rob it.

With a lot of jewellery and money at stake, each one of them tries to outwit each other with medleys of smart thinking as they plan and execute the robberies. They meticulously plan the robberies, but no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare them for the dangerous enemy, an enemy Effie least expected and never saw coming; an unexpected turn of events on the day of the robbery, what happened” (more…)

PHOTOS OF THE DAY: Yvonne Nelson, Sandra Ankobiah, Adjetey Anang, Ama K Abebrese, John Dumelo, Kafui Danku, Eazzy & Nana Ama McBrown

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 1:06pm

John Dumelo landed in London this morning to appear at tonight’s premiere of Ama K Abebrese’s movie-Double Cross at the Greenwich Odeon Cinema—and he took a photo from Heathrow’s car park for the fans.

Actress-Kafui Danku is currently playing a school girl in a new movie and she saya, she loves the back to the school feeling so she shared a school girl photo.

We also have photos of Sandra Ankobiah, Yvonne Nelson, Eazzy and Nana Ama McBrown. Check them out below… (more…)

‘Family Album’ Featuring Majid Michel, Christabel Ekeh, Kofi Adjorlolo, Kafui Danku, Roselyn Ngissah & Others to Be Premiered on 7th November in Accra | Watch the Trailer

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 12:29pm

On 7th November, 2014 at the SilverBirds Cinema in Accra (Weija & Accra Mall at 6:30 and 9:30), Silverline Films will premiere its latest movie-Family Album—featuring talented Ghanaian actor-Majid Michel, Christabel Ekeh, Kofi Adjorlolo, Kafui Danku, Roselyn Ngissah, Eddie Watson and others…

In ‘Family Album’, ‘the “I do’s” have been said! It’s time for the after PARTY!!! And the Holbrook’s house is where you’d want to be. Good music, fine wine, delicious food … perfect couple … perfect family … of course without the secrets …

When the new Mrs. Heyford enters the house with her new husband for the dinner party in their honor, Opera can only look at the beauty around her, the love … and be thankful that no one can know about that which she holds deep in her heart, and the one man she truly loves.

As they move to the sweet music, Joe looks down at his wife and forces himself to forget about the real reason he ‘s marrying this woman, … and why he can’t look up at Mercedes … the woman he’s been having an affair with for the past four months … Opera’s best friend … (more…)

After Visiting 193 Countries, Yahoo’s Travel Writer Says Nigeria is the Worst Country to Visit

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 11:40am

We’ve heard a lot of crap being said about Nigeria and why the country is not a place to visit—leading in corruption as police officers and others will be on your neck all to the time. Also, the filth and the aggresive nature of Nigerian beggers have been a bad experience for many who have visted the country.

Even though our Ghanaain sister-Omo Ghana who is based in Nigeria has in series of articles said Nigeria (Lagos) is not that bad as others paint it, a Yahoo travel writer who has experienced 193 countries has come to say, Nigeria is the worst amongst all the countries he has visited.

After having visit all the 193 member UN countries, he had this to say about Nigeria… (more…)

Kumi Guitar says the Ghana Music Awards Controversy Made Him a Bit Popular

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 11:26am

This year’s edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, organised by Charter House, was characterised by some levels of controversy. Even before the awards event was held, some gurus in the entertainment industry punched holes in the awards schemes.

One area in which some entertainment analysts thought the event organises got it all wrong was the ‘New Artiste of the Year’ category. The category included Kumi Guitar, Akwaboah, and Joey B. These three are music artistes some entertainment analysts thought were already in the music industry; therefore shouldn’t be classified as new artistes.

From what we thought was capable enough in suppressing the growth of the musicians involved due to the controversial nature of the issue, Kumi Guitar has come out to state that it rather made him a bit popular. (more…)

Watch Shirley Frimpong Manso’s New Drama Series ‘V-REPUBLIC’ Now | Episode 1 & 2 For FREE

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 12:55am

The much talked about new drama series-V REPUBLIC from multiple-award winning Director-Shirley Frimpong Manso has been released—and as promised, you can watch the first 2 episodes on here (below) for FREE

After watching the first two episodes for FREE, you can purchase the remaining episodes of V-Republic at SparrowStation.Com for as little as $1.30 per episode—to continue enjoying the series as it tackles the diversities entrenched in our cosmopolitan lifestyles through the lenses of its four lead women as each takes on whatever life throws at her…

V-Republic features award-winning actress-Joselyn Dumas (who plays Mansa Baiden), Nikki Samonas (Gina Moses), Christabel Ekeh (Laura Gaize) and Jasmine Baroudi (Tilly Walsh) as the four leading women whose intriguing lifestyles come in all shades—-the struggles, fun, awkwardness, reality, dreams, issues and the men are not the only things they have deal with…

Surely, you cannot wait to hit the PLAY button but let me add that, the prices of the other great feature films and series on SparrowStation.Com—such as ‘Devil the Detail’, ‘Potomanto’, ‘Adams Apples Season 1 & 2’, ‘Peeps Season 1 & 2’ and the others have all been sliced down for a limited time, so check them out too…

For now, watch V-Republic episodes 1 & 2 below for FREE and tell us what you think! (more…)

Celebrity Instagram & Twit Photos of the Week: Jackie Appiah, Joselyn Dumas, Nikki Samonas, Christabel Ekeh, Menaye Donkor, Ama K Abebrse & Others

Posted on 30 Oct 2014 at 1:59pm

For those who did not know, Jackie Appiah has fans all around the world, including some chinese from those chinese restaurants—so a picture she shared this week tells us…

Undoubtedly, Jackie Appiah is the most popular Ghanaian actress but can you imagine how that chinese girl in the photo would pronounce her name?

Don’t mind our ignorance, we think every Asian looking person is from China…

Anyway, check below for photos from Sandra Ankobiah, Menaye Donkor, Ama K. Abebrese and others… (more…)

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