PaJohn Bentsifi Dadson, the renowned Ghanaian arts, culture and lifestyles columnist of Bentsifi’s Tattle (The Mirror) and Dinning with Bentsifi (BFT Lifestyles) fame now offers Ghanaians a real taste of the Bentsifi Experience at his one of a kind lounge known as PaJohn’s. PaJohn’s presents an esoteric ambience specially designed for an avant-garde lounging and dining experience in the sanctum of a private home nestled within an inconspicuous compound in the centrally located Kanda Estates in Accra, accessed only through prior reservations.
On Friday, the 3rd of December 2010 far away at Takoradi, over 5,000 fans besieged the Jubilee Park to catch a glimpse of their favourite rapper favourite’s rapper Okyeame Kwame.
The ongoing Hepatitis B free screening, the first exercise from the Okyeame Kwame Foundation (OKF) was in Takoradi as ‘OK In Your Zone’ made a stopover at the Jubilee Park. The three cities tour dubbed ‘OK In Your Zone’ kick started in Kumasi with an impressive crowd and schedule to end in Sunyani.
The crowd in Takoradi was off the hook. If am not exaggerating, I would have said when you divide Takoradi into 4, one portion made it to the Jubilee Park to watch Okyeame Kwame and his friends perform after the day’s successful Hepatitis B free screening exercise.
Luckie Lawson and her 7th Productions team are currently on set working on their 2nd movie which features Nana Ama Mcbrown, Roselyn Ngissah, Prince David Osei, John Dumelo and others.
Before I jump to the synopsis of Luckie Lawson’s upcoming movie with a working title “Familiar Strangers”, It looks like Nana Ama McBrown has lost some bit of weight looking at her current photo below. She is looking fabulous with her weight lost and hair style.
In “Familiar Strangers”, Luckie Lawson who plays “Wande” has no kid and is extensively hooked up on “Baduism” which turns out to be very bad for her life. Despite Wande’s love for kids, she could not have one of her own.
Wande’s sister “Nana Ama McBrown” who prioritize sex over her kid has no time for her own child. Wande takes up the responsibility of taking care of her sister’s kid and that of Roselyn.
As we count down to the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards main presentation on December 25, 2010 at the Accra International Conference, check out the full list of nominees and vote for your favourite by TEXTING their category letter and nominee number to 1788 (MTN, Airtel, Vodafone or Espresso).
Tattoo is a common trade mark of western world celebrities as some have over ten difference ones. It seems to me that, Tattoos are gaining strength at this part of our world too as most Ghanaian female celebrities are getting their selves “marked”.
I love Tattoos but I cannot imagine putting myself through the pains it comes with. I have managed to grab some photos of Luckie Lawson, Vicky Zugah and Mzbel proudly displaying their Tattoos. Which one are you feeling the most?
Check Out the photos below…
Just few weeks ago after Genevieve Nnanji was featured on CNN Connector, I asked the question; which African Actor or Actresses has the potential to make it next to such an international platform.
Various names like Jackie Appiah, Nadia Buari, Majid Michel and others were chipped in by GhanaCelebrities.Com readers as the next potential movie icons capable of making it to similar exceptional platforms.
Little did I know that BBC World Service had already recognized, appreciated and acknowledged the wonderful works of scriptwriter/Director Ms Shirley Frimpong Manso in the African Movie Industry.
Yesterday, the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation World Services) invited Shirley Frimpong Manso for an exclusive interview as part of their on-going recognition of remarkable individuals in the Entertainment industry who have won awards around the world for 2010 among other things.
As a result of the story GhanaCelebrities.Com published this morning captioned “Director Leila Djansi Jails Actor Senanu Gbedawo Of “CheckMate Fame” & Her Personal Assistant For Fraud”, Leila Djansi’s camp has contacted us with the full gist.
Though Leila Djansi is particularly not happy about the timing of our publication (publishing without her full consent), she has provided the below as the truth of this still developing story. I have added my little remarks in brackets, you can add yours via the comment box…
JURY OF the upcoming Ghana Movie Awards has apologized for removing ‘Sinking Sands’ lead actress Ama K Abebrese from the Discovery of the Year category of the Ghana Movie Awards, which is scheduled for December 25.
According to the Jury, the inclusion of the actress’ name in the respective category was a mistake, citing a typographical error during the typing of the names of nominees for the media.
Prince Tsega, a member of the Planning Committee, said the action taken by the Jury should not be misconstrued as a deliberate act of sabotage to the hardworking actress.
The aroma exuding from the camp of “Sinking Sands” has it that Scriptwriter/Director Leila Djansi has been swindled out of huge sum of money by her trusted Personal Assisant “Delali Kumahor” and boyfriend Actor Senanu Gbedawo Of “CheckMate Fame” (We are talking about thousands of dollars).
According to our source, Delali Kumahor forged signatures and managed to withdraw in series huge sums of money meant for the production and marketing of Leila Djansi’s new movie “Sinking Sands”.
Just few days ago, “Katawere” known in private life as Ebenezer Donkor was in the news for reasons that young girls will not leave the old man alone.
Kateware said he is continuously being chased by countless young girls with curvy and tempting body shapes for sex which makes him extremely uncomfortably. ( How long can an old man resist such temptations?)
This time, the local champion has gone beyond Hollywood as a result of a current Christmas movie he has been featured in.
Information reaching GhanaCelebrities.Com has it that, the “Sinking Sands” lead-Ama K Abebrese who was announced as a nominee under the “Discovery Of The Year” category and “Best Actress In A Leading Role” for the upcoming Ghana Movie Awards has been stripped of her former nomination.( She was the only Actress nominated in two categories)
When I contacted Ama K to ascertain the credibility of this information, she confirmed the stripping and tagged it as “unfortunate”.
According to the “Sinking Sands” star, she was called yesterday by the organizers of the Awards who said, they mistakenly included her as a nominee in the “Discovery Of The Year” category and as such her name will be excluded from that category on the final day of the Awards.
There is a saying that ‘He who climbs a good tree, is given a push’. This saying was given a meaning as the people of Kumasi and its surrounding areas converged at the Golden Tulip Hotel to support one of their own.
The tour is dubbed ‘OK In Your Zone’ and the sole aim is to raise funds to support his ongoing free Hepatitis B screening campaign. The Kumasi show was the first of the three cities tour. The show attracted mostly the youth who seems to have missed their ‘favourite rapper’ and were willing to even pay more than the GHC 5.00 charged at the gate, just to support a worthy cause.
A young woman from Madina, Accra has openly expressed her love for Asamoah Gyan demanding that the footballer/Musician must requite her love or else she will “kill herself”.
Astonishingly, this woman by name “Obaa Yaa” claims to be madly in love with Asamoah Gyan and has informed her neighbours of her intention to get married to him.
Speaking on Deloris Frimpong Manson’s entertainment show “Delay” on TV Africa, she further said she has familiarized herself with the “bleached” skin, hair cut, dancing skills and the excellent skills Asamoah Gyan exhibits both on the pitch and in his music as a result of her love for him.
Okyeame Kwame and friends stormed Kumasi over the weekend as part of the “OK In Your Zone” tour to help create Hepatitis B awareness. GhanaCelebrities.Com was there to capture some photos for our readers.
Enjoy the photos below as we prepare to bring you an in-depth write-up on the event. Check out Okyeame Kwame’s shoes. I am seriously feeling it…
I’m a BIG time movie buff and will avidly watch a variety of movies including movies from overseas. West African movies have always glued me to my couch clutching my sides with laughter or shaking my head in disdain.
One thing I can say is that I’m sincerely not biased when it comes to reviewing movies and African movies are surely no exception. I guess it was different this time around as I’ve not watched an African Movie on a large screen so this did add some good points towards the movie, I feel it gives the movie some credibility.
I had to commend the scriptwriter/director of the movie “Shirley Frimpong Manso” and the rest of her production team. After all they made the effort to bring ‘6 Hours to Christmas’ over here to London on the big screen.
When I first heard it was coming to town I was more that excited as I was pretty much prepared to wait for the DVD to come out.
With Ghana flags hoisted all over the place yesterday, one thing was certain. That is, whatever was happening was of national interest and yes, it was the nominations party of the upcoming Ghana Movie Awards!
The event might not have started on time as scheduled but attendance was impressive. After words from the organizers and the chairman of the Planning Committee, the nominees were announced.
I have been chipped the information that, the “Film Regulatory Council” of Ghana made up of various industry ballers met somewhere in Akosombo yesterday to discuss Yvonne Nelson’s final faith. I guess when you offend so many people around you, everyone help to push you in the nearest available gutter.
Yvonne Nelson to some extent until yesterday had a little hope. It was a matter waving away the BAN, reducing the length or upholding it. Karma they say is a bitch and it surely “bitched up” Yvonne Nelson as the members of the Film Regulatory Council could not find any reason to help her rather than to uphold the RED card which kicks her out of the game for a year.
I am sitting at my desk shaking like a leaf (They wish I am). It is absurd for people to just think they can call and tell you what to write and what not to write about celebrities.
The most annoying aspect of such calls is that the callers do not even understand the legal stand of the issues they raise themselves. Pathetic!
I had a phone call few minutes ago from someone who claims to be called “Lawrence” and represents “Confidence Haugen the brand”. Yes Confidence Haugen is now a brand.
Friday is almost here for the Redcarpet and Premiere of Ms. Shirley Frimpong Manso’s new dark comedy “6 Hours To Christmas” in London. We have been given out free tickets to our lucky readers to be part of the premiere.
I have 1 unclaimed ticket which went to Idaysane but he/she has failed to contact me to claim her ticket. I am therefore giving the ticket away now. Anyone based in London who would want to be part of the “6 Hours To Christmas” experience should text “Ticket” and the person’s ” name” to 07837576037 . I will pick a winner randomly and call the person to give the unclaimed ticket to him or her.
The VIP premiere of Sinking Sands few days ago brought various celebs under one roof to enjoy the handwork of Scriptwriter/Director Leila Djansi.
We could to get hold of the photos we have been waiting for and as such, we have to settle for those below (courtesy of TalkofGh) to enable you have a catch-up of those who appeared at the premiere….
Sinking Sands is showing at the Silver Bird Cinema from 24th Decemeber, 2010.
Check out photos below…
I really think Samini has issues or he is just playing dumb nowadays. Some of the remarks coming from Samini is far from intelligent and to some extent disrespecting to women. I am bemused as to how Samini, a role model of many young Ghanaians including my own little cousin ” Joe” keeps pouring out garbage.
From what I know, celebs are taught how to answer questions during interviews but it seems Samini is just throwing out answers without careful consideration of his status, the effects and the fact that he is a role model.
You care to know why I am fuming? Read below for more
Geez! I want some “E120” too. Somewhere this year, we showcased Nadia’s new Lexus and today we have been hit with Jackie’s “E120,000”. I know understand why most young women want to be actresses.
Maybe I will consider quitting blogging for acting… It is great to see the hard work of people is paying hugely for their comfort.
Read for more below and check out the photos.
Charming actress Jackie Appiah is one of the few lucky Ghanaians who can afford to own and cruise in a E120, 000 ultra-modern Range Rover at the age of 26 and have the registration number plate customized in their name.
It was worrisome to observe that of all the musical talents abound in Ghana, the organizers could only pick one artiste from Ghana in the upcoming 3rd edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards With (Airtel) Zain (MAMAs). Sounds interesting to me but are the organizers really the ones to be blamed? Whatever criteria, they used might be anti-Ghana.
As good as Ghanaian musicians are, they always play second fiddle to the population inflated Nigerians. Awards in Africa suggests that Nigeria and to a large extent South Africa are on top of the music game. Ghana’s position so far as these awards are concerned doesn’t look encouraging.
One of Ghana’s leading insurance companies GLICO GENERAL INSURANCE has presented a year’s package worth thousands of Ghana cedi to Miss Stephanie Karikari, winner of the just-ended Miss Ghana beauty pageant competition.
At a short but impressive ceremony held at the company’s premises at Airport, Accra, Business Development and Marketing Officer of GLICO GEN, Francis Kelvin Ofori said his company is very glad to associate their brand with the pageant and was hopeful that the relationship will go beyond Stephanie’s reign.
All is set for the announcement of nominees for the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards to be held at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 8pm.
The strictly-by-invitation Nominees Release Party will reveal the final list of potential award winners. The event will bring together all nominees, the media and industry stakeholders, and seek to set the platform for discussions about who deserves which award come Christmas Day at the Accra International Conference Center.
Ghana Movie Awards was officially launched by the deputy Minister for Information, Hon. James Agyinim Boateng at the Alisa Hotel on September 30, 2010. October 2010 was reserved for submission of entries, while recently, a 50-member Screening and Nomination Committee (SNC) screened and shortlisted 96 movies entered across the country to 46.
Undoubtedly, Nollywood is getting bigger and bigger and its stars like Genevieve Nnaji are going places.
Yesterday, Genevieve Nnaji was featured on CNN Connector and she talked about a lot of things.
One thing I was not feeling was when she said, she does not walk, she drives and for that matter she is SAFE on the streets of Nigeria. She further said, she will be mobbed if she had to walk. Oh come on Gen, who will mob you just because you are a star on the street?
I was kind enough to make a post yesterday reminding our London based readers of the ongoing competition to secure a free ticket to be part of Shirley Frimpong Manso’s “6 Hours To Christmas” premiere experience.
After going through comments and direct e-mails from various readers in conjunction with the mindset to reward our London based readers who have over the years have contributed via comments to GhanaCelebrities.Com, the following 4 people deserve the tickets.(See y’all there on Friday)
- Mary J
- Klarke Pentoa
The above winners should kindly email me via [email protected] with their phone numbers and postal addresses (to send the tickets by next day guaranteed delivery).
Alternatively if you are a winner and live around East London precisely Stratford or close to Stratford, let me know. Maybe I can drop the ticket for you before Wednesday since my university is around there.
If I do not hear from any of the winners by Wednesday, we will give the ticket to another reader. No time for ticket wasters we say!