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African Women’s Development Fund & Golden Movie Awards to Give 5000GHS to An African Woman in the Film Industry

Posted on 27 May 2015 at 10:59pm

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) African Women In Film Award is presented to an African woman who has demonstrated through her work measurable efforts to change the narrative and challenge stereotypes about African women.

This award reflects AWDF’s commitment to raise the profile of African women, increase public support for women’s rights and social justice, and to facilitate platforms for African women’s views and achievements.

Nomination Process

Nominee must be an African woman filmmaker, producer, writer, actress or content creator.

The nominee must have demonstrated through their work measurable efforts to change negative narrative and stereotypes about African women (work produced over the last 5 years). (more…)

Karrueche Tran Thinks Rihanna Cannot Be Compared To Her

Posted on 27 May 2015 at 10:47pm

Karrueche Tran hasn’t exactly had it easy so far. But when you decide to date Chris Brown you’ve certainly got your work cut out for you.

With Rihanna, it’s been a whole on-again off-again love triangle with Chris and Tran, and then Chris and Rihanna, and vice versa. People have always wondered if she bears any ill will towards Rihanna for what happened.

“No, not at all”. She told Real 92.3 in an interview. “We just kind of dated the same guy. It’s always a competition thing and they compare us. But she is Rihanna. She’s a pop star. She’s beautiful. She makes great music. I’m just me. I’m growing and working into myself. You can’t really compare us. We’re two completely different girls.”

After the whole Rihanna drama, Chris still went ahead to father a child with another woman. Royalty, whose very existence Karrueche heard about on the internet!

“When it hit TMZ, I was like, ‘Oh, okay.’ I called him. I cussed him out .That was just the icing on the cake. So, I had to just completely pull away.”

When asked how she avoids her ex, considering they’re both superstars who frequent the same social circles, she admitted that was a little difficult.

“It’s hard. I make it so we don’t have to cross paths so it’s not awkward. But I’ll get on Instagram and people tag us or I’ll hear a song or something. But, you gotta just block it out.

I’m 100% single now”

Live 91.9 Fm | A Look Inside ‘Your Music Playstation’…PHOTOS + VIDEO

Posted on 27 May 2015 at 5:44pm

A few months ago, Nathaniel Kwabena Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray) and Kwabena Duffor’s Excellence In Broadcasting (EIB) Networks acquired Accra based radio station-Live 91.9 Fm—and they’ve just not imported pinnacle presenters to the station, the studios have received a complete renovation.

Currently, the radio station houses Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD), Jeremie Van-Garshong, MsNaa, Jay Foley, Sammy Forson, Antoine Mensah and several others—driving the youthful airwaves in a fierce assault on already existing youth friendly brands like YFM…

As part of GhanaCelebrities.Com’s visits to the many EIB Networks, we stopped over at the Live Fm, located at Adabraka, in the same building with sister station-Kasapa 102.3 Fm earlier this week to capture the below photos for you.

While out there, we spoke to D.J Blow ( William Nanka-Bruce III)-the Business Manager of Live Fm about the focus of the station—an opportunity he used to take us through the station’s vision and lined up activities as it attempts to overtake its main competitor. (more…)

NPP’s Troubles Are Spiritual And Should Be Left To The Lord: Says NPP Women’s Organiser Otiko Djaba

Posted on 27 May 2015 at 4:15pm

If you thought you knew what was wrong with the NPP, that they’re handling a purely internal matter with a very juvenile style, and that resorting to senseless violence to solve a political issue is a pretty stupid thing to do- then prepare to be proven wrong.

National Women’s Organiser of the party Otiko Djaba, believes what’s plaguing them is a ‘spiritual bomb’. Speaking on Citi FM, she said their enemies are at the centre of the problem, and that a ‘demon of confusion’ is leading to all their troubles.

“We must learn to forgive each other, we must understand that this is a spiritual bomb, there are enemies all around us infiltrating our rights, the demon of confusion is here. (more…)

CHRIS-VINCENT: Rule of Law; A Bag of Garbage in Ghana

Posted on 27 May 2015 at 9:48am

From BrutallyUncensored.Com

I always tell my friends who for the first time are visiting Ghana this; “Ghana is like a jungle when it comes to the law—chiefly unregulated and unenforced. Someone can walk to you, slap you for free and you wouldn’t find justice anywhere.” Intimidation and ‘Bullshitting’ the law are the two main survival mechanisms writes Chris-Vincent on BrutallyUncensored.Com.

The above may be a simple illustration of a bigger problem which Ghana has as a country, well practiced by the citizens and even the many law enforcement agencies, but it’s a good picture of the sort of society we live in out there.

When such low and high level of lawlessness backed by corruption and a rule by the affluent is the order of the day—those who can never find justice and to some extent become daily punching bags are those with no money, no connections and cannot place a phone call to any ‘big man’.

The fountainhead of justice is the principle of the rule of law; mainly, equality before the law and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. Perhaps, Sir Ivor Jennings was talking about Ghana when he said; A.V Dicey’s call for equality before the law only meant that among equals, there should be equality. When it comes to “innocent until proven guilty,” it’s rather “guilty until proven innocent” in Ghana, unofficially backed by the law and many years of societal mindset.

The problem of increasing mob justice in the country rests on the misconception; “guilty until proven innocent” and the fact that many do not hold faith in the law due the ease at which the poles can be moved with money and connections.

Over the weekend, a young journalist working with GhanaCelebrities.Com (where I serve as the founding Editor) was arrested and detained for ‘no apparent’ wrong doing or reasonable suspicion and all attempts to reason with the police failed. (more…)

Burundi’s Government Soliciting For Funds On Facebook To Run The Upcoming Elections

Posted on 26 May 2015 at 6:33pm

You see the kind of leaders we have on this continent. After staying in power beyond his mandate, leading to violence that has claimed lives; Burundi’s president comes up with this absolutely embarrassing notion, exposing the continent to international ridicule.

The Burundian government has asked its people to donate money into an account to help run the upcoming elections. The appeal was made on the Burundi government’s official Facebook page, and has become necessary after international agencies withdrew funding due to the despotic conditions surrounding the elections.

Pierre Nkurunziza announced plans to run for a third term, despite the constitution limiting every President to two terms in office. Nkurunziza’s actions led to weeks of protest, some of which turned violent, and a failed coup by the military as the calls for his removal grow louder. (more…)

PHOTOS OF THE DAY: Jackie Appiah, Deborah Vanessa & Christabel Ekeh

Posted on 26 May 2015 at 4:46pm

Deborah Vanessa says she sleeps this way—all alone. I actually find it weird and creepy when women who sleep alone dress up like this, just to have the whole bed to themselves…

Maybe I am the one weird since a normal PJs should just be enough when you are alone. It’s different if the Mr. is coming around but for Deborah Vanessa, maybe it was all a show off for social media.

We have photos below of Christabel Ekeh and Jackie Appiah for the fans…

Flip to the next page to see them…

MUST READ: Why Africa Needs More Independent Media Outlets Like the Blogs…

Posted on 26 May 2015 at 3:54pm

I am a great admirer and supporter of Independent media such as blogs—and we need more of these in a place like Africa.

The big and established media houses like the BBC, CNN, RT and the others in the West play to the corporate interest a lot—in Africa such practice is far dangerous as most of the readers/viewers are not discerning enough to read in-between the lines.

I once told my friend; “if you ever want to hear the truth—read the independent blogs, forget the big shots.” It is not that the people who work for these big media houses do not have integrity, they do, but most of these media houses have compromised their positions because of certain interests and worldview.

My mate from law school who worked for one of the biggest media houses in UK recently quit her job to become a blogger. It’s a tough decision but she is full of smiles as her editor will no longer bin her articles, simply because, they cannot publish that about a hidden corporate sponsor and a friend of the media. (more…)

African & Foreign Films’ Critic/Reviewer Wanted to Join GhanaCelebrities.Com

Posted on 26 May 2015 at 3:40pm

Are you a film Critic—and are you that person who loves to watch the latest movies?

GhanaCelebrities.Com is currently looking to revamp its Movie Reviews’ corner with regularly reviews of the latest popular foreign and African movies—so we are in search for that witty film critic to join our team.

We hate to curb creativity with strict instructions and you will have all the freedom to work with as you review the latest movies you watch for our millions of readers both home and abroad.

We want that critic who can tell the truth—saying it as you saw it and with total frankness, after all, we stand for ‘saying it without blinking’.

You never know, you may have the opportunity to join us to some of the world’s biggest film festivals including Cannes as a film critic—that is if you are good and on point.

If you are interested, please shoot an email to Vincent@ghanacelebrities.com with a little information about yourself, your location, age and more importantly, why you should be selected.

Other details of the job will be discussed via mail.

Mr. Ibu Finally Marries the Mother of His Children-Stella Maris

Posted on 26 May 2015 at 11:29am

John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu has reportedly married his long term partner-Stella Maris, the mother of his children at a small family ceremony over the weekend in Nigeria.

Mr. Ibu remains one of the biggest comedy stars Nollywood has ever produced—he remains one of the most respected and people’s favourite.

Congrats to Mr. Ibu…

Flip to the next pages for the photos…















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