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2010 In Review: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly feat “The DumbAss Queen” Of The Year!

Yvonne Nelson: DumbAss Queen Of The Year 2010
Yvonne Nelson: DumbAss Queen Of The Year 2010

2010 is coming to an end today and I will be looking at what went down in the Ghanaian Entertainment Industry in this post. I wish I can talk about everything but no, it’s not possible, so I will just highlight some of them and leave the rest.

The year 2010 was one interesting year. It was a booming year for the entertainment industry in Ghana without any doubt; a lot of collaborations between the Ghanaian and the Nigerian counterpart in the movie field as actors from these countries invaded both industries.

The year ended with resurgence of ‘twi’ (locally produced movies) hitting it hard with Agya Koo and Mr. Beautiful in fore front with the English movies. In 2010, I stepped on lots of toes but what are toes if not meant to be stepped on.

One funny thing I noticed in 2010 was that, some unscrupulous personalities in Ghana thought the court room is their family houses or their bedrooms and threatened several times to drag GhanaCelebrities.Com there for our publications. We have come to the end with no law suite…(Huraah!!!)

The law is no respecter of persons, its there to protect everyone, including us. I also encountered fake people. Yeah fake because when you write something favourable about them, they do not call you but when you write something they consider as bad, they suddenly know your contact lines. Too fake and funny but we are ready for them in 2011.

Here is a little highlight of events that happened in 2010 in the Ghana Entertainment Industry tagged ‘the good’, ‘the bad’, and ‘the ugly’.

THE GOOD:

Ghana’s rap doctor Okyeame Kwame kick started his ‘OK In Your Zone’ tour at Kumasi, moved to Takoradi and ended at Sunyani. The sole aim of the tour was to raise funds to support his free Hepatitis B screening campaign. At each venue, free screening exercises (the clinics) takes place in the morning and the musical event takes place in the evening. The idea was to create awareness and educate the people on Hepatitis B through entertainment.

2010 also saw most celebrities coming out of their shell to organize birthday parties. Amongst them were Samini, Lydia Forson, Vicky Zugah, Nadia Buari but of course two of the parties touched my heart.

One is Khareema Aguiar’s birthday party for the aged at HelpAge Ghana at Osu. The actress touched the heart of the aged. I cried in me.

The second one was from Jackie Appiah who went around town to donate to the less privileged in the society on her birthday. It is easier to understand why Jackie is loved by at least majority of Ghanaians.

P-Square’s performance at the Vodafone 020 Live was my favourite show of the year, until Abrantie Amakye Dede killed it on the 27 December, 2010.

2010 saw lots of albums releases, artistes such as Morris D’Voice, Trigmatic, Samini, Eazzy, Richie, D’Black, Knii Lante, Rhian Benson but I think Home & Away By Morris D’Voice is a great album though not well promoted, I’m sure the Record of the Year or Song Writer at the Ghana Music Awards 2011 will come from this album. Rick Ross, the Teflon Don was also in Ghana.

How can I forget that Ms. Shirley Frimpong Manso gave birth in 2010 with Chris Attoh’s brother Ken Attoh.

Juliet Ibrahim also gave birth few weeks to the end the year. New baby mothers, good year huh? And oh Kwabena Kwabena also got married again. Laughs!

Oh yes, GhanaCelebrities.Com discovered that Samini has married two women without each knowing. He has a child with each. (The power of being a celeb in Ghana)

THE BAD:

Okyeame Kwame who won the Artiste of the Year 2009 handed the baton to Sarkodie as he became the first musician in Ghana to win the Artiste of the Year with a debut album.

He also won the Discovery of the Year. I still think Sarkodie doesn’t deserve all the awards. To give him the Best Rapper was the greatest anomaly in the history of the awards.

The Best Rapper should be able to rap for everybody to understand him, not few people. Talking about Sarkodie, he made some silly mistake by saying that; he is more listened to than the president of Ghana at the Vodafone 020 LIVE press conference. Yes! But who is he to say what he said?

We talked about it and he recorded a dissing ‘Letter to my fans’ track to us. Later we reported again that, he has shunned/slapped his manager Dr. Duncan of XFM, he again came back with another diss song ‘useless rumours’, calling us useless people from the gutters. I call this the comic of 2010.

Ghana’s own Jackie Appiah, Naa Ashorkor and Lydia Forson were nominated together as one in Best Actress In A Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in Nigeria for their roles in the movie Perfect Picture. They won that category.

That was the first time seeing the above scenario, were three people were nominated as one for a single award. I stand to be corrected though. It was very interestingly to note but I thought that was unusual.

It also came out that, the organizers had not planned or made provision for statuettes to be presented to the three. This development created a rift between the fans of the three actresses back here in Ghana with words that one person claims to have won that award instead of the three of them.

AND THE UGLY:

Confidence Haugen and Ayigbe Edem love-turned-sour-phone-recording-rumpus. I don’t see the big deal if Confidence begged Edem not to jilt her but I consider it as ugly because of the way she carried it.

One of the biggest stories in 2010 was the ACTRESS IN A SEX TAPE WITH A NIGERIAN MAN. Though the video nerver came out, I wish I was that Nigerian man! Laughs.

Unannounced power cuts (Light Offs) also marred some events in the country in 2010. Zigi exposure party at the Aphrodisiac Night Club, the premiere of Flash Fever, the launch of VIP’s Progress album at the Boomerang Night Club, the Akosua Agyapong @ 20 Concert at the Conference Centre all suffered power cuts.

Sadly in 2010, Bob Johnson (Bob J) died. He died through a bike accident. I have said over and over again, if bikes are the only means of transportation then I will always walk. Regardless of this, his death touched Ghanaians, especially those in the movie industry. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

I don’t understand why Akwapim rapper Pope Skinnie is still walking freely on the streets of Accra when he is a Ghana’s version of Chris-Vincent, no I meant Chris-Brown (woman beater).

The women gender activists are jokers if this guy is still allowed to walk freely just like that after beating Efua Hiagbe. Though I detest women beaters, the chorus of his track “My Ghanaian Girls” is just too much.

Charter House must check who they employ to guard the gates during their events, especially Ghana Music Awards and Miss Malaika. These two brought lots of mixed feelings and anxiety to Ghanaians.

Musician King David was dirty slapped by those Togolese bouncers. How can you employ people to an English speaking country when they cannot speak English?

Also, Hip life duo Bradez were manhandled and nearly refused entrance at the GMA. I was handcuffed by the authority of one GODFRED who works at Charter House, because I had lost my exit ticket. This man will pay back in his own coin….

Why should mere watchmen/bouncers carry handcuffs around? Bulldog of Bullhaus, a worker at Charter House was slapped by these unscrupulous security men at the Ghana Rocks show.

Confidence Haugen of Aphrodisiac Night Club’s bouncers were seen with handcuff at Takoradi. It is amazing to realize that in 2010, handcuff was not made only for the Police Service. Soon you will hear, GhanaCelebrities.Com’s  representative in Ghana “Ebenezer Anangfio Jnr” carries his own handcuffs too.

Another low point in 2010 for me was Kwasi Aboagye; the presenter of Peace FM’s Entertainment Review saying all the awards at GMA should have been given to Sarkodie, when he is part of those who has over the years complained when numerous awards went to same chain of artistes; such an unthinkable and unforgivable speech.

Martha Ankomah deserves to be crowned the “Dumb Ass of 2010”.She disrespected the media during the press screening of Luckie Lawson’s movie ‘Silence Is Golden’ to an unimaginable extent but Yvonne Nelson snatched it from her with both hands, which explain why she is banned for a whole year.

GhanaCelebrities.Com therefore crowns Yvonne Nelson the official “Dumb Ass of 2010”. She got herself banned for a year, what a dumb ass move.

Do you still remember the reason Joshua Clottey gave when he broke our hearts by losing to Manny Pacquiao? And oh, Asamoah Gyan nearly killed us all with his penalty miss at the World Cup.

I wish I can talk about all the stories and issues but I dare not. Asem’s Fylla can give you more info! Below are my winners for 2010! You are free to disagree …

MUSIC

Best Group: VIP

Gospel Artiste of the Year: Cecilia Marfo

Gospel Song of the Year: Halleluyah by Isaac, Cee and Ampong

Sound Engineer of the Year: Nacy

Best Hip Life Song of the Year: Away by VIP

Most Popular Song of the Year African Girls by Castro ft Asamoah Gyan

Hip Life Artiste of the Year: VIP

Music Video of the Year: Fresh Ones (Shaka Zulu) by 4X4

Female Artiste of the Year: Eazzy

Male Artiste of the Year: Castro

Best Performer: Abrantie Amakye Dede!

Comeback of the Year: Castro/5Five

Best Chorus Of The Year: Pope Skinnie’s ‘My Ghanaian Girls’. If not I will settle for highlife musician Bless ‘Meda Enda’ featuring Okyeame Kwame.

Discovery: Iwan

Best Rapper: Captain Planet of 4X4

Album of the Year: Home & Away By Morris D’Voice.

MOVIES
Best Actor: Kofi Adu a.k.a Agya Koo

Best Actress: Jackie Appiah / Yvonne Okoro and Roselyn Ngissah

Best Story: Sinking Sands by Leila Djansi

Best Director: Shirley Frimpong Manso of Sparrow Productions

Best Picture: Sinking Sands by Leila Djansi

Best Costume: Sinking Sands

Best Make-Up: Sinking Sands

Most Publicize Movie: Sinking Sands by Leila Djansi

Worst/Useless Movie of the Year: ‘The Beast’ featuring Majid Michel, Kofi Adjorlolo and Nana Hayford.

Indiscipline/Arrogant Actress / Dumbass Queen of the Year: Yvonne Nelson

Best Concerts: Abrantie Amakye Dede Live In Concert at the Accra International Conference Centre. Ghana Music Awards and Vodafone 020 LIVE were another good shows.

Flop Show of the Year: Face of Tertiary 2010

Promising Events of the Year: Ghana Movie Awards

Personality of the Year: Funny Face

SPORTS

Goalkeeper of the Year: Richard Kingson

Defender Of The Year: Jonathan Mensah

Midfielder of the Year: Kevin Prince Boateng

Striker of the Year: Asamoah Gyan

GhanaCelebrities.Com wishes you all a happy new year and thanks for riding with us safely throughout the year.

We are growing and the next year will be great with us so stick around… Happy New year



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47 thoughts on “2010 In Review: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly feat “The DumbAss Queen” Of The Year!”

  1. Glory to God in highest heaven, Who unto man His Son hath given While angels sing with tender mirth A glad new year to all the GC members continue the good work @Chris same counts for you 

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  2. catch u guys next year.just as u’ll be coming with a bang,we will also be waiting with a bang.GC for lyf.screw all the haters. Happy new year to Ghallday, Kin, Shocker, Alicia A., Miss Dior, Miyagi, Cutie, Adjoa Nbaaso) etc etc. 

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    • There was no need to use those type of insult have you seen him before to be calling him ugly because it’s the beginning of the new your I will let you off but mind your words okay it’s only a debate website and if u clearly can’t fake it than  press CTRL-ALT-DELETE 

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  3. As you know that2day’s d last day Of d year 2010 I wanna thank d Special ppl, who Touched my life With their Concern & made My life more Meaningful U r 1 of them Thank 4 yourContribution 2 my life May almighty God Continue 2 give you Abundant Blessing & Happiness in d Coming years Too Happy new year to all of you and a big shout out to Opanin, Weapon-x, Kin, Miss Dior, Ghallday, Cutie and off course not to forget Big dude Osei afehyia pa to all of you 

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  4. Ebenezer, this is by far the best article/story I have read on GC. I have been an ardent critic of the articles posted here because of the biased nature sometimes. Even though I disagree with you on a few points, especially concerning Yvone Nelson (I think you guys have been unduly harsh and unfair to her), your overall assessment seems fair and one cannot complain. Well done! I am so glad that you also saw the absolute uselessness of the movie ‘the beast’. it didn’t make sense at all and I wonder why of all the movies that Majid (fine actor) acted in, it was for that horrible movie that he was nominated for the Movie awards. no wonder he lost the ultimate price to Agya Koo. He is a good actor and he must learn to screen the movies he wants to act in. Again, the Fresh Ones video from 4×4 was something else. I love the track so much. It is a pity that the main character in the video got into some trouble with the law! Once again, kudos. your assessment is spot on. more grease to your elbow!

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    • i agree, Majid seriously did not need to do that movie The Beast, he should have saved that crap for the young one’s on the come up like Frank Artus or Richard Gardner….he is too good for them childish crap

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      • @ kin wht do you mean by that?? when you say he should have given the job to artus frank or the other guy ??? are they not a good actors too?? bottom line is the story was good at all no matter who acted in it or did the movie .. i believe it wouldn’t had make a different anyway to me……. but i guess he needed the $$$$$ and im just saying my mind… michel is my boo… but dis 1 he had suppose to think abt 8 though…

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    • Otua, I don’t think they hatting on him but you gotta admit Sarkodie has like no love songs. He’s like a guy’s rapper where as Captain Planet is more the people’s rapper

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  5. Most Improved Physique has to go to Jackie Appiah…if you dont agree watch Beyonce again verses Prince’s Bride….she got her work-out game right, now i just pray she don’t flip-flop or yo-yo like Nana Ama McBrown

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    • awww what can i say that GC u r guys r just too much. a big shout to chris and eben. y’all did such a fabulous job. and to all the readers on here, most of u made my days w/funny comments. love y’all and a joyful NEW YEAR.

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  6. Thumbs up guys u keep us who are away from home hooked on. love GB, all the best for 2011, but please do speak to gossip mama to back up her stories instead of copy cat one.

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  7. hapi new year ghanacelebrities…interestin compilatn…n to y’ll who give us these stories..more grease…bt hey eben didnt u get any dumbass guy in ya compilatn

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  8. Oh & Shoutouts to Gossip mama lol she had a lot of haters this year but she still kept her head high…& keep doing that gurl…hope you become successful in whatever you plan on doing….& i read an article in which you stated that your lil sister was getting married…well i hope you find Mr. Right this year lols…Amen .

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  9. Kudos to u guys cos u kept us entertained dis year & hope u keep on doing wat u do best.Respect to the boss Chris ,Obour Amankwa,Mr Anangfio,Gossip Mama,Leticia & all the other guest writers.

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  10. Sarkodie is one of d best rapper in d world but he shud try and do more of english stuf so dat he can be generally accepted and he shud also hunble himself. D good pple of ghana made him & it doesnt take anytin 2 drop him on d floor.

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  11. Captain Planet of 4×4 as best rapper of the year? I take that as a huge joke! The guy can’t rap to save his life. His rap is soo wack sometimes i’m embarassed for the guy.

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