In real life, no one will take money from his pocket and intentionally throw it into the trash can—and only a few would let a true money making opportunity escape them. But in the virtual world where most of us spend a lot of time these days, we continue to throw away a lot of money—unaware.
I have several Facebook friends who continue to write interesting posts and status updates on Facebook—and these posts generate a lot of responses days on, sometimes into weeks.
Mostly, when I look at how often these friends put out their interesting thoughts on issues and the sort of conversation these thoughts generate, I say to myself; that is a lot of free money going through the air.
It’s fine to be online and be active on social media but it’s certainly not fine to continue making Mark Zuckerberg and his already rich cronies more money—money that should come straight into your pocket.
Believe it or not, anytime you logon Facebook, you make the owners of Facebook some money—and when you post a photo or status update, you make them more money. When your friends comment and spend time flipping through the pages, they also join in to make the owners more and more money . (more…)
In a recent interview with Nigeria’s Nation newspaper, Ghanaian actor-Chris Attoh who recently married the mother of his child-Damilola Adegbite at a small ceremony in Ghana, has opened up on meeting his wife, his presence in Nigeria, the reaction he got when people heard he has married Damilola and other things…
Read excerpts from the interview below…
On his presence in Nigeria…
Whatever it is, Nigeria is the LA. You can live in New York, you can live where you want but if you are on film, you will probably always fly to LA or Hollywood to do the work. Nigeria is the LA in these parts. I say that because if anything is going to happen, the auditions are here in Nigeria. Most of my work on the international front has been founded here on Nigerian soil. And of course,I especially have been blessed with much from Nigeria including a beautiful Nigerian wife.
On meeting Damilola on Tinsel…
Tinsel has been a huge blessing in my career. It was a training ground for a lot of the things I’m able to do today and I’ll always be grateful to MNet for that. On a personal level, I’m also very grateful because that is also where I met my beautiful wife and it has been wonderful since I got married to her. It is like we are acting every day. (more…)
Former white President of South Africa, P. W. Botha, gave a speech to his Cabinet which created a world hubbub – making many intellectuals call him a racist and an imp.
After 30 years of delivering that speech, actions and inactions of modern day South African blacks, seem to have vindicated Botha who died at age 90 – blacks in South Africa are lynching other foreign blacks in the country for taking over their jobs.
Without conceiving any prejudice and biasness, read with all intelligence, what Botha said 30 years ago in Cabinet about black people or the black race.
“Pretoria has been made by the White mind for the White man. We are not obliged even the least to try to prove to anybody and to the Blacks that we are superior people. We have demonstrated that to the Blacks in a thousand and one ways. The Republic of South Africa that we know of today has not been created by wishful thinking. We have created it at the expense of intelligence, sweat and blood.
“Were they Afrikaners who tried to eliminate the Australian Aborigines? Are they Afrikaners who discriminate against Blacks and call them Nigge*rs in the States? Were they Afrikaners who started the slave trade? Where is the Black man appreciated? England discriminates against its Black and their “Sus” law is out to discipline the Blacks. Canada, France, Russia, and Japan all play their discrimination too. Why in the hell then is so much noise made about us?
“Why are they biased against us? I am simply trying to prove to you all that there is nothing unusual we are doing that the so called civilized worlds are not doing. We are simply an honest people who have come out aloud with a clear philosophy of how we want to live our own White life.
“We do not pretend like other Whites that we like Blacks. The fact that, Blacks look like human beings and act like human beings do not necessarily make them sensible human beings. Hedgehogs are not porcupines and lizards are not crocodiles simply because they look alike.
“If God wanted us to be equal to the Blacks, he would have created us all of a uniform colour and intellect. But he created us differently: Whites, Blacks, Yellow, Rulers and the ruled. Intellectually, we are superior to the Blacks; that has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt over the years.
“I believe that the Afrikaner is an honest, God fearing person, who has demonstrated practically the right way of being. Nevertheless, it is comforting to know that behind the scenes, Europe, America, Canada, Australia-and all others are behind us in spite of what they say. For diplomatic relations, we all know what language should be used and where.
“To prove my point, Comrades, does anyone of you know a White country without an investment or interest in South Africa? Who buys our gold? Who buys our diamonds? Who trades with us? Who is helping us develop other nuclear weapon?
“The very truth is that we are their people and they are our people. It’s a big secret. The strength of our economy is backed by America, Britain, Germany. It is our strong conviction, therefore, that the Black is the raw material for the White man. So Brothers and Sisters, let us join hands together to fight against this Black devil. I appeal to all Afrikaners to come out with any creative means of fighting this war. Surely God cannot forsake his own people whom we are.
“By now every one of us has seen it practically that the Blacks cannot rule themselves. Give them guns and they will kill each other. They are good in nothing else but making noise, dancing, marrying many wives and indulging in s33x.
“Let us all accept that the Black man is the symbol of poverty, mental inferiority, laziness and emotional incompetence. Isn’t it plausible? Therefore that the White man is created to rule the Black man? ……And here is a creature (Blackman) that lacks foresight….. The average Black does not plan his life beyond a year”.
To me, Botha said it right! Thirty years on, I agree with all he said about Black people. There is a problem with the black race – it is a mystery! It’s divine.
What do you also think about Botha’s speech – in the face of what is happening today in South Africa? Share your thoughts. Until then…MOTWUM!!
A brand new song between Rihanna and Chris Brown has surfaced on the internet.
The song, titled ‘Put It Up’ was recorded by the former lovers in early 2013 when they were dating. Even though it was recorded for Brown’s recent album, ‘X’, it couldn’t make the final tracklisting because the pair called it quits before the album was released.
Listen to ‘Put It Up’ after the jump…
Now here is my take on the whole “Ada” situation:
Like most of you out there I was quick to pass judgment on the woman, after all my first real conversation with this woman ended up a fight because she was disrespectful to a colleague of mine and I called her out on it.
I don’t particularly like her but she’s a human being as well as a rather gifted orator. After the story broke about her apparent rape, my first thought was – “what if this was staged?” You can’t fault me asking myself that, she’s the Oil-City’s Drama Mama after all.
My doubt about the attack was borne from the fact that the photos, as raw as they appeared, were just too perfect to be real. Far too arranged, too ‘in your face’. Like a perfect tableau captured for trophy.
Bash me if you like, but I expected a little caution from the so-called attackers. I expected a certain amount of logic to the whole ‘frieze’ on display. Suffice it to say I wasn’t surprised when it turned out that it was truly staged.
The attendant backlash was expected and the surgical precision with which our GH Media went about dissecting her life was impressive (cue sarcasm here). In all the revelations of Ada’s rather colourful life and the house of cards she’d built for herself, it appears we were all content to wave our torches and pitchforks and call for her incarceration. I asked for the same. After all I didn’t know her that well and most importantly I wasn’t her biggest fan.
But something about a person with a good life and a good career, a young woman who had built a life as an activist to several social causes, hell-bent on torpedoing her life didn’t sit well with me. A fast rising MC, a TV personality and a mentor to several young people in the Western Region and beyond. Heck, I might not like her but I am not blind to the fact that she is talented and “mad funny”!
This is the woman who practically had the world in the palm of her hand.
The story is that this woman got off work, went to Accra, hired some strangers to be her cronies and set out to blow up her own life in the most audacious way possible! Stripped naked in some roach infested hovel of a hotel (no offense to the hotel) with a bunch strangers breathing on her, and allowed herself to be photographed whilst pretending that these men where performing rape on her!
Can you see it? The entire thing played out? Do you see it?
NOW TELL ME IF IT MAKES SENSE TO YOU? No come on! Look at it some more. The whole idea is that this woman, ADA, (a name that happens to be fake) was so torn up about being jilted by her lover that she orchestrated this Machiavellian plan to get her lover to feel sympathy for her! If this smells normal to you, then YOU SHOULD BE COMMITTED! (more…)
A month ago, authorities at Ghana Standard Board were in the news – asking celebrities not to allow themselves to be used for advertising alcoholic drinks or beverages because those celebs have huge followers who could be deluded into alcoholism.
So I took my time to research on the Act they claim debars celebrities from being used to advertise alcoholic drinks – this is my shock: “No advertisement should suggest that drinking is an essential attribute of masculinity or advertisements should neither claim nor suggest that any alcoholic drink can contribute towards sexual success or can enhance sexual attractiveness.”
Read the provisions of the Liquor Licensing Act 1970 (Act 331) of Ghana:
(a) Advertising of alcoholic drinks should not be directed at persons under 18 years in contravention of the Liquor Licensing Act 1970 (Act 331). Presentation of advertisements on alcoholic drinks likely to be of particular appeal to children should be avoided. (b) Children should not be seen or heard in an advertisement for alcoholic drinks.
(c) In advertisements for drinks containing alcohol anyone associated with drinking should be or appear to be at least 18 years old.
The PARTICULAR ACT the Ghana Standard Board applied in telling the celebrities, especially Kwame Dzokoto, to stop advertising alcohol is below; (d) Advertisements for alcoholic drinks should not feature any personality whose example persons under 18 years are likely to emulate or who has a particular appeal to persons under that age. (more…)
Amber Rose has been rocking the short natural hair so much and for too long—to the extent that we don’t even remember how she looks like when she puts on a long weave or wig.
Amber tried on a wig and she looked totally different. You have to look twice to make her out.
Though long hair can change a person’s appearance, we still prefer her in her natural short hair—the Amber Rose signature.
Ahead of tonight’s premiere of Zynell Zuh’s latest movie-Love Regardless at Silverbird Cinemas (Westhills Mall, Weija), GhanaCelebrities.Com caught up with actress Yvonne Okyere who featured in the movie—to tell us about her role in the movie and why fans should attend the premiere.
The premiere will be marked by a socialization event dubbed the ‘Love Regardless Celebrity Popcorn Sale’ where some celebrities will take over the sale of popcorn, tickets, and drinks at the mall whilst interacting and taking pictures with movie patrons.
The movie which has been released on irokotv has gotten people who paid to watch the new movie online saying interesting things about it, with some describing it as the best Ghanaian movie so far.
Love Regardless features actress Yvonne Okyere, Kwaku Eliott, Paulina Oduro, Zynnell Zuh, Helen Asante, KOD, Michelle MCkinney Hammond, Gbenga Titiloye and others…
The movie revolves around Ivory (a character played by Zynnell Zuh), a struggling singer with a Law degree whose dream of recording a hit song and breaking into the music industry seems impossible. While pursuing her music ambition, her mother (Paulina Oduro) hangs around her neck—asking that she finds a conventional job and ditch her dream.
Ivory meets Rachael (Yvonne Okyere) and somehow they become good friends—leading to Rachael finding Ivory a temporal job at divorced father’s small law firm.
From here, events take a very dramatic turn when the father meets and falls in love with Ivory. What happens next is attention-grabbing.
Do make it a point to watch this thought-provoking movie on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Silverbid Cinemas (Westhills Mall – Weija).
Listen to Yvonne Okyere below…
Check out what those who have had the chance to watch it have to say below… (more…)
It’s the series of the moment; HBO Game of Thrones returned from hiatus last week, and people had missed it so much they couldn’t wait to watch it- leading to the leak of the first four episodes.
Now having a course in honour of pop culture icons is nothing new- Rihanna and Beyonce were the subjects of courses offered by the University of Texas last year. Now, it’s the turn of Game of Thrones, with Northern Illinois University offering a course in the Westerosi drama.
According to Hollywood Gossip, the new course is named ‘Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History’. The rationale being that the television series and its source books ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’- accurately reflect what happened in our own history during the middle ages. (more…)
Rihanna is currently in Hawaii… and she having loads of fun.
She is actually in Hawaii for the wedding of her personal assistant/close friend Jennifer Rosales who is getting married Monday.
You can subscribe to Ghanacelebrities.com by e-mail address to receive news and upates directly in your inbox. Simply enter your e-mail below and click Sign Up!