GMA holds forum on new trends in music marketing

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Panel at the forum

As part of the Ghana Music Awards festival, an open forum was held on April 1 for stakeholders to discuss efficient ways to utilize new trends in music marketing. The forum which was instituted in 2009, discussed the issue of musicians paying for airtime in the first year and according to Mrs. Diana Hopeson, the President o the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), plans are far advance to do further negotiations with independent broadcasters on how to reach a fair agreement concerning paying for airplay.

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DUST: Free Magazine Launched

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Dust Magazine

DUST, a new informative, interactive and free magazine has been launched. Dust is an Accra magazine, about Accra, by Accra for Accra and its set to tackle issues in Accra and around Accra says the Editor-in-Chief.

In a short corporate ceremony, Madam Hannah Tetteh, the honourable Minister for Trade and Industry after a short speech duly declared the magazine fully launched at the Novotel Hotel in Accra last Wednesday.

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Ghana Music Awards 2010 Voting Posters On Facebook

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Sarkodie Poster

The Facebook experience has been a blessing to Ghanaians. In order to get votes from friends on Facebook some nominees of the prestigious Ghana Music Awards 2010, have put up serious advertisement on Facebook indicating numbers to be texted to the MTN short code 1763.

Friends are also advised to tag their friends and tell their friends to tag their friends too.

Below are posters of Ayigbe Edem, Bradez, D-Black & Kwaku T and Sarkodie asking friends to vote for them via the MTN short code.

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Mzbel: What I Wear On Stage Is Strictly For Show Business


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Krobo and fanti born singer, Belinda Nana Akua Amoah is one of the three special front cover on the first edition of the DUST (the other two are Mensa and Wanlov the Kubolor), an informative and interactive magazine. Dust is a new magazine about Accra, by Accra, for Accra.

Answering questions about her dressing when performing on stage, Mzbel told DUST “What I wear on stage is strictly for show business. You know? When I’m on stage, its like I’m in my office and I have to wear my uniform”.

She plays down the call for her to wear something not revealing especially when she is on stage. “If I come on stage in African fabric and I can’t move, people will say I’m confused. I don’t want to look like the people who came to see me; I want to look different, like an artist. I want to entertain. That’s exactly what I do and people always complain”.

She further said “You don’t expect a doctor or the nurse to be wearing what you want them to. They wear their uniforms when they are in the hospital and remove it when they are not. When you go to the beach you can’t say ‘because I’m an African, I will wear kaba and slit to swim. This is not our culture so I will wear batakari to swim’.

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I Rejected Sex For Movie Roles

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Sultry Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson, has said that achieving success in the Nigerian movie industry was not on a bed of roses, as she had been asked to take movie role in exchange for sex.

Mercy, who is arguably the most sought-after Nollywood actress of the moment, told nigeriafilms.com in an interview that it takes only God to be successful in the Nigerian movie industry.

When asked if she has been a victim of sexual harassment, the Kogi State-born damsel: said “yes! Such had come my way, but if you sleep around for roles, will you also sleep around to make your fans love your work? You only choose what you want. It only takes God to be successful in this industry.

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Bradez Unhappy They Will Not Perform At The Ghana Music Awards

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Bradez

Music duo, Bradez are crying foul after Charter House, organisers of the annual Ghana Music Awards released the list of artistes billed to perform at the main event of this year’s awards.

The grand event which takes place at the Accra International Conference Centre on April 10 has already received a lot of criticism from the public and musicians alike over the choice of nominations and categories some of the artistes have been placed.

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Yvonne Nelson vs Rukky Sanda- The Battle Of The Tall Actresses

Yvonne Nelson and Rukky Sanda- two screen Goddesses from the African movie industry. One is a dominant force within Nollywood (Sanda), whilst the other has managed to capture the hearts of viewers of both Ghollywood and Nollywood films. Aside from being formidable forces in Nollywood and Ghollywood, both of these tall and beautiful actresses have … Read more

No MC For Ghana Music Awards?

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Tick tock, tick tock as the clock moves, the D-day for the Ghana Music Awards draws closer and closer.

With less than ten days for the main event at the over six thousand capacity giant Dome at the Accra International Conference Centre, nobody has been named yet, to MC for the biggest entertainment show on the nation’s calendar.

The Ghana Music Awards, which has been running consistently for the past eleven years now, had Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” morning show host, Kwami Sefa Kayi (Chairman), as the MC for the first eight years of the event ( from 1999-2007). However, Charter House, organizers of the event changed the MC in 2008 “experimented” with Samini and Joy Fm’s “Lunch Time Rhythms” host Doreeh Andoh as MCs.

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Dumbass:She Spends 2550 Euros On Cloths But Owes School Fees

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Yvonne Nelson

I am always upset and disappointed when it comes to the kind of lies celebrities put in the media for their fans. Do you remember my write up when Yvonne Nelson bragged that she bought her dress for the premiere of  the  movie “Princess Bride” at a cost of 2550 Euros ?

Yes, I knew home girl was lying and was trying to hype her super ego by attaching some  sky-scraping price to that cheap attire she wore that night. (Read that article and check the dress from here)

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Boxer Joshua Clottey Denies Cheating On Wife

Joshua Clottey
Joshua Clottey

Leading Ghanaian boxer, Joshua Clottey, has denied allegations that he caused the failure of the relationship between him and mother of his only daughter.

According to him, he is not one of those celebrities who open their doors for every woman, just because they want to have their way. Joshua said the collapse of his marriage was due to this mother-in-law and stressed that he should not be blamed for having a child without a wife.

The boxer, who lost his last fight against Manny Pacquiao, made the comments during an encounter with a section of Ghana’s local press at a small welcome party organized on his behalf by Ruff ‘N’ Smooth, a hip life duo, at Bola Ray’s Empire Entertainment.

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Genevieve Nnaji & Jackie Appiah: Who Is Your Pick?

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These two ladies are very beautiful and well structured. They have the package, the beauty and the talent to act. I’m sure you will agree with me if you’ve seen any of their movies.

Genevieve has been in the film industry for a very long time and she is good at what she does. Guess experience has even made her better. She is one of my favorites African actresses. But lately I think there is something about her that is missing.  She used to shine in very movie she featured.

However, the spark we used to see to me is disappearing slowly. Nevertheless she is still good.

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‘The Terrible Warrior’ A Documentary On Azumah Nelson Out Soon!

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azumah nelson

From the slums of Bukom comes the inspirational story of a young man who believed his destiny was to become a King amongst Kings. Azumah Nelson was the WBC World Champion for over a decade, putting Ghana on the map. The Silverbird cinema in Accra will screen a documentary film about the legendary boxer, ‘The Terrible Warrior’, on April 17.

Written and produced by Atlanta-based Ghanaian filmmaker Sam A Kessie, the film journeys through the career of the man known in boxing circles as the Professor or as other choose to call him, The Terrible Warrior. Ghanaians have for decades cherished the exploit of its heroes and Azumah Nelson fits appropriately into such a category. He fought through several obstacles, including the death of loved ones to emerge as one of the world’s greatest boxers.

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Coptic Produces Title Track Of New Memphis Bleek Album

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US-based Ghanaian music producer, Coptic continues to work his magic and rapper Memphis Bleek is one of the latest artists to work with the talented beat maker. Coptic’s well crafted production on the title track, ‘The Process’, sets the tone for the rejuvenated rapper to reintroduce his aggressive flow to the masses on his Mass Appeal debut.

Memphis Bleek describes the album as: “You know people argue over it’s The Understanding or M.A.D.E. is my best album, but this new album is killing all of that because it’s the truth, it’s everything. Like, when you hear the story ‘The Process,’ everything that started like the first day when I got that sheet of paper from Jay and ended up in Clark Kent’s house, to the

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Eric 'Coptic' Matlock

breakup, to now, when people hear that and how I explain everything, that one song it’s gon’ make people day. It’s gon’ make

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Disco Lights At National Theatre And Conference Centre

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Electricity Company of Ghana

It looks like event organizers do not fear ‘rains’ messing their programmes anymore. These days all the entertainment shows in Accra end with one thing in common; LIGHTS OFF. If a show doesn’t end unceremoniously because of incessant power cuts, it will end amidst power on and off for several times.

The outdooring of Zigi at the Aphrodisiac Night Club in Accra, the launch of hip life rap trio V.I.P. (Vision In Progress) new album at the Boomerang Night Club and pre-Val’s Day Bash with Obrafour & Tema’s Finest at Groove Control Night Club in Tema were all disturbed by unexpected light offs.

The national premiere centres, National Theatre and Accra International Conference Centre were on Saturday and Sunday turned into a night clubs, where the lights went off and on several times like the lighting we have in night clubs locally referred to as ‘disco’ lights.

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Akosua Adjepong Marks 20 Years Of Doing Music

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Akosua Adjepong in her elements

Akosua Adjepong has marked a legendary 20 years of being a musician at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The Akosua Adjepong I knew 20 years ago when I was 7 years was the same Akosua I saw on Saturday. Indeed a lot of things have changed in her life but not her looks. Though her age has multiplied, Akosua still has the same looks. The older she grows, the more pretty she becomes.

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Ghanaian Journalist Jefferson Sackey Honoured In Canada

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Jefferson Sackey

Information reaching GhanaCelebrities.com indicates that last night in far away Toronto, Canada all attention was focused on the works of Ghanaian journalist and host of JS-International Assignment, Jefferson Kwamina Sackey for his contribution to human rights awareness.

JS-International Assignment is a first-class news documentary production going beyond the headlines to tell stories in-depth and from many points of view so you can make up your own mind about the news that affects you. The show’s hallmark is its “Reaching the Unreachable” franchise – demanding answers and finding the truth.

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Oh Charter House, Why?: Bradez’s ‘Simple’ Robbed In Advance In The Ghana Music Awards 2010

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The propaganda and the politics of the Ghana Music Awards are far from over now. As innocent artistes strive harder to come out with good songs to appeal to the public, other artistes are paying for crimes they haven’t committed; others too are suffering in the hands of ‘some’ selfish Categorization /Planning/Selection committee members.

During the launch of the Ghana Music Awards 2010 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, the sensational rap duo and one of the best hip life groups in the country currently, Bradez had nominated in 5 categories with their song ‘Simple’.

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Spectrum Films To Release First Special Effects Movie In Africa

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After a decade of providing top-notch adverts with the best special effects, Spectrum Films is getting ready to release ‘Flash Fever’ whose thriller is beginning to gain the fame as the best special effects movie to have hit our screens in recent times.

The movie took a year and half to produce mainly due to the extent and depth of special effects works.

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“Discovery Of The Year, Straight Away Is For Sarkodie” – Billy Ocean

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Billy Ocean

Radio presenter and Disc Jockey Billy Ocean who is known in private life as Richmond Oduro Kwarteng in a chit chat with GhanaCelebrities.com has tipped Sarkodie to win the ‘Discovery of the Year’ at this years Ghana Music Awards. Billy also believes Sarkodie stands a better chance of winning the coveted and the over all winning category ‘Artiste of the Year’.

In our chit chat, Billy shared more light on the Ghana Music Awards 2010. He talked about the little problems encountered at the categorization process. Also he didn’t like the idea of Kwaku T, a full Hip Hop artiste being nominated to fight for honours in the category made up of most Hip Life artistes.

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Hammer lashes at Kweisey Pee for disrespecting Ayigbe Edem

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Hammer of the last two

For the past three days, Contemporary highlife musician, Kweisey Pee has been in the media, advocating his grievances over the Ghana Music Awards and the nominations. He revealed certain truths, according to him.

No one from Charter House has come out to debunk or accept what he has said. His grievances were seemingly well intentioned and well directed until he violated the ethics of the music industry by disrespecting Ayigbe Edem’s status in the Ghana Music Awards nominations, according to Hammer, CEO of The Last Two Entertainment Group.

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Movie Review: Shirley Frimpong Manso’s CHECK MATE

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When I did a story about Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘A Sting In A Tale’ being voted as the best audience favourite feature film at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF). I thought I had seen the best movie from her.

If some of  you also  think you have seen the best from the stables of Sparrow Productions masterminded by Shirley Frimpong Manso, then better wait till you watch the latest addition to the family ‘CHECK MATE’.

Shirley is not only good at making movies, she is equally good at being a pace setter, this is evident in her movies. Like she’s done to all her movies, a website has yet been created purposely for the movie http://checkmatemovie.com/

There are two acting personalities criticised for not showing  emotions in movies, Nadia Buari and Van Vicker. Some of us still hold a view that Nadia Buari is not a better actress without emotions. When I heard she is featuring in Shirley’s movie, I screamed “What is Shirley up to? Nadia don’t show emotions, period”, but she melted a heart with the role in Check Mate as sexy Caroline. This should tell you that with a director like Shirley, who aims at the Oscars, everything is possible. For now I will eat my humble pie.

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