We are in the days when reviews upon reviews keep flying everywhere on the World Wide Web. And as you know GhanaCelebrities.Com is ahead of the game hence the reason why we are bringing you the reviews before the rest…
There is a line that is synonymous with reviews these days in Ghana. Every review seems to start with “this year has been a good year”. I will not hesitate to use the same line because 2011 indeed has been a good year, in fact a superb year.
It has been a great year for us at GhanaCelebrities.Com. It was a year that we created hundred enemies and made millions of friends, love ones and families. Unlike 2010 which was a tough year, 2011 was the direct opposite. It’s a great feeling when you do something in your corner and someone out there notices and acknowledges your effort.
If you didn’t know, when GhanaCelebrities.Com hit the World Wide Web, people started running their entire website with our stories. Our dominance in entertainment reportage in Ghana was acknowledged by several people in and outside Ghana. For instance we were one of the media houses in Ghana who were invited by the organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards [AMAA] in Nigeria in March.
We have stepped on lots of toes but what are toes if not meant to be stepped on.
Here is a little highlight of events that happened in 2011 in the Ghana Entertainment Industry tagged ‘the good’, ‘the bad’, and ‘the ugly’.
… The Good!
Ghana’s most influential radio personality, Nathaniel Kwabena Adisi a.k.a. Bola Ray, TV3 leading female anchor, Nana Aba Anamoah and Former IBF Welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey were unveil as the ambassadors of SOS Children’s Villages Ghana. This was a wonderful thing to do because those three are influential and so far its paying dividends to the school.
Actress Ama K Abebrese was able to beat the likes of Nollywood actresses Genevieve Nnaji, Omoni Oboli and others to win ‘Best Actress’ In Africa in the movie Sinking Sands.
Fellow entertainment critic Francis Doku organised the Most Popular Entertainer Of Ghana (MPEG) to award personalities who have distinguished themselves in their chosen field of endeavour.
The idea behind the honours was great. At the end of the day the likes of Agya Koo, Asamoah Gyan, Funny Face and co were honoured.
Actor John Dumelo donated to the Wa Based School on his birthday and sets out to build for the School 5 Classrooms estimated to cost $40,000.
Hip life grand papa Reggie Rockstone joined the likes of Tic Tac to stage a musical festival to ‘Save A Heart’.
2011 was like the year for charity and foundation, the likes of Mimi Divalish launched her Charity Fashion School ‘Divalish Fashions’. She said proceeds will be donated to a charity. She brought to Ghana some former Big Brother Africa housemates.
Actress Yvonne Nelson was slapped with a year ban for failing to shoot because of waivers granted to her fellow actress Jackie Appiah. Even though some of us supported the ban initially, we concurred later that it was grievous. The ban was lifted after 9 months.
Finally, our own Confidence Haugen, the CEO of the biggest night club in Ghana went to the Big Brother Africa house. Her selection was melt with disapproval from Ghanaians yet she went ahead to became one of the country best house mates in the BBA series.
… The Bad!
Still on the needless noise about the Ghana Movie Awards cars, Jackie Appiah opted out the sharing of the car. Many felt she was being ‘too known’ for pulling out of the sharing of the cars.
Actress Ama K. Abebrese was rumoured to be dating Kwadwo Asamoah of Black Stars, she denied it. So how long will ladies denied guys? Yvonne Nelson is known for denying every man he is associated with and yet these women claim to be 100% single, and probably actively looking.
When Stephanie Karikari won Miss Ghana 2010, many lambasted the organisers and insulted her claiming she doesn’t have the beauty to be crown as such.
Kofi Adjorlolo and Ekow Smith were handed two years ban for their involvement in a movie production by a Nigerian outfit. The ban was however lifted after several months.
… And The Ugly!
It was indeed sad as the entertainment industry lost some of its best players. These include the likes of Bob J, a playwright Efo Kodjo Mawugbe and actor Gilbert Karikari of Kejetia TV series.
Juliet Ibrahim attacked a journalist for refusing to give her a front page prominence in their newspapers.
Multiple award winning writer cum director Leila Djansi threatens to sue GhanaCelebrities.Com for invading her privacy on facebook. For various reasons I will not talk more on this but I find it very laughable.
Lastly, promising female rapper Tiffany Hayden managed to get her naked photos leaked by failing to delete them after taking and sending them to her boyfriend in London…The photos were slapped with several insolent comments such as ‘her boobs no fine too’.
As a result of the above, GhanaCelebrities.Com crowns Tiffany Hayden the official “Dumb Ass Queen of 2011” for the naked photos leakage. Our 2010’s ‘Dumb Ass Queen’ Yvonne Nelson can now hand over the crown to our dear Tiffany Hayden…
Below are GC’s winners for 2011! You are free to disagree …
Best Group: VIP
Best Hip Life Song of the Year: You Go Kill Me by Sarkodie
Most Popular Song of the Year Yenko Nkoa by Eduwoji ft Stay Jay
Hip Life Artiste of the Year: Sarkodie
Music Video of the Year: Faithful by Okyeame Kwame
Female Artiste of the Year: Efya
Male Artiste of the Year: Samini
Best Performers: Samini and Sarkodie
Comeback of the Year: Buk Bak
Best Chorus Of The Year: Okyeame Kwame’s ‘Faithful’ featuring Bertha and Sarkodie’s ‘Onyame Eyhira’ featuring Castro.
Discovery: Stay Jay
Best Rapper: Sarkodie
Album of the Year: Rapperholic by Sarkodie
Annoying Song Of The Year: ‘Ajeei’ by R2Bees featuring Sarkodie & Nana Boroo.
Useless Song Of The Year: ‘Aboodatoi’ by Gasmilla
Best Actor: Kofi Adu a.k.a Agya Koo
Best Actresses: Jackie Appiah & RoselyNgissah
Best Story: Ties That Bind by Leila Djansi
Best Director: Shirley Frimpong Manso of Sparrow Productions
Best Picture: Ties That Bind by Leila Djansi
Best Costume: The Good Old Days
Best Make-Up: Adams Apple
Most Publicize Movie: Adams Apple by Shirley Frimpong Manso
Best Concerts: Legends & Legacy Ball with Daddy Lumba , Samini/Movado Live In Concert, Sarkodie Rapperholic – Live In Concert, Phamous Five, Ghana Rocks
Flop Show of the Year: Ghana Hip Hop Awards
Promising Events of the Year: Ghana Music & Food Festival
Personality of the Year: Funny Face
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 so stick around…