“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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Hammer Of The Last Two: Forgotten Legend

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Hammer of the Last 2

He is tooted by many as being one of the prolific music producers in Ghana. Since the inception and acceptance of hip life music in Ghana, he is one producer who started with the starters and is still surviving, churning out not just hits, but artists and iconic stars as well.

Born and named Edward Nana Poku Osei, he got his nickname, Hammer, because he could dance very well. He danced to an MC Hammer tune during homos night at his first year at PRESEC, Legon, to earn this nickname. He has responded to this nickname since then.

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Abrantie Amakye Dede Steals Becca’s Ball

blankThere was a heavy downpour of rain yesterday to cool down the unfriendly heat in Accra. The conducive atmosphere together with our intention to support led us to the State House for the Becca’s Children’s Ball.

Some shows are for the rich and affluence in the society, indeed, a show considered as such was ‘Becca’s Children’s Ball’, a show which was to help raise funds for at least 10,000 Ghanaian children who cannot afford to be registered on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

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Read This: Our New Interactive Website

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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri

Dear Reader,

Welcome to our new improved and modernized platform. It has been a long way coming and we thank you all for your loyal support, suggestions and criticisms. Even though some of the insults sometime get us “wowing “, we embrace them as much as we do with the compliments.

The change of our platform (website) was inevitable as traffic has gone extremely high with the project growing and gaining a reputable experience. It is not like we did not expect the growth and did not factor it in the start of the project but change is essential in life. We have to move to keep up with the new developments we will be bringing you as we get bigger and bigger (Live TV & Event Shows, Live Celebrity Interviews, etc).

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Honey Choochi Choochi Love to be premiered at Silverbird on March 26

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Jackie, Ruffy & Tonto

‘Honey Choochi Choochi’ is a popular term in a Tigo Advert. In the said commercial, a guy who couldn’t hear what his lover was saying on the other side of the phone because of poor network service climbed on the tallest coconut tree.

The guy in the said advert, Ruffy Samuel Quansah has produced a movie titled ‘Honey Choochi Choochi Love’.

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Ghanaian Movies: “Explicit Scenes Are Educative”-Actress Joycelin

blankChicago-based up and coming actress, Joycelin Gyimah has expressed great disappointment at Nigerian director, Pascal Amanfo’s inability to carry through a production that brought the actress to Ghana recently. According to Joycelin, she took a leave from her regular work in the US to come all the way to Ghana for the production of ‘Immoral Affair’ only to be told by the director that he would be unable to shoot the movie because he has another engagement with another producer.

Although a newcomer to the movie industry, Joycelin has written five complete scripts already including the movie, ‘Hidden’ starring herself, Juliet Ibrahim, Vicky Zugah, Nana Ama McBrown, Slim Busterr and several others. ‘Hidden’ was written and produced by Joycelin and shot in Kumasi by director Ola Mickey. It has been released in the US and soon to be released in Ghana. In addition to writing and producing, Joycelin Gyimah is also a costumier and make-up artist. She has ambitions of hosting her own Talk Show eventually when she moves back to Ghana. She also wants to do TV series among many other things.

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The FOKN BOIS talk “Coz Ov Moni”

blankEighteen months on from our last interview with Wanlov and M3nsa a.k.a the FOKN BOIS, Aspecks managed to catch up with these pioneering artists to talk about the upcoming release of their unique pidgen musical “Coz Ov Moni”, which they filmed on location in Ghana.

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GHALLYGOLD Awards Postponed To May 8

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GhallyGold

The much awaited GHALLYGOLD Awards set to honour hard working actors, producers, director, writers, technical crew and all involved in the Ghanaian movie industry, which was supposed to come off on Independence day March 6, has been postponed to Saturday 8th May 2010 at the National Theatre.

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The Dominance Of Ghanaian Movie Stars In Nigeria Part 1

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Yvonne Nelson

There has been a recent increase of Ghanaian actors and actresses in the Nigerian market. This has called for a deep concern as to why and what has caused the rise in the number of actors and actresses dominating in Nigeria. Many reasons may be due to the fact of the high level of expertise shown by the Nigerian movie stakeholders. We can mention of the likes of Van Vicker the Liberian born Ghanaian actor, Nadia Buria, Jacky Appiah, the peoples favourite in the high qualify movie called the Perfect Picture.

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Van Vicker- Does His Talent Measures Up?

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Van Vicker is indisputably one of the most recognized faces in Gollywood. Outside Africa, he is especially famous among the Caribbean. My Trinidadian and Jamaican friends can’t seem to get enough of him; they ooh and aah, and giggle when watching his movies.

So besotted are they that, they are always the first in line to grab a copy of any new movie of his, I know this for a fact because they do get special “alert” whenever a new Van Vicker movie is instock.blank

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Congrats:Ameyaw Debrah Appointed As Coptic’s Manager For Ghana/Africa

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Ameyaw Debrah

Ghanaian celebrity/showbiz reporter and publicist, Ameyaw Debrah has taken up a new job of managing Billboard topping music producer, Eric Kwabena ‘Coptic’ Matlock’s businesses in Ghana and Africa. Coptic is a producer renowned for his works with Bad Boy Entertainment and hits such as ‘I Need A Girl’ Feat Diddy, Loon & Usher, “Child Of The Ghetto” Feat G-Dep ,  “If I Should Die Before I Wake” Feat Notorious B.I.G, Black Rob,Ice Cube & Beanie Segal, “Living The Life” Feat Notorious B.I.G, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Faith Evans,  among several others.

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Jimmy Jean-Louis And Filmmaker Leila Djansi Team Up Again For Psychological Drama “Sinking Sands””

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Lydia, Jackie, Naa Ashorkor & Majid Express Joy At AMAA Nominations

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Lydia, Jackie And Ashorkor

Did the organizers of the African Movie Academy Award preconceived this year’s edition of the awards is all going to be about Ghana? I don’t think so but the reality is that Ghana tops with 11 nominations.

This year’s could possibly be the turning point for Ghana. 500 movies were submitted to be considered for the African Movie Academy Awards, the number was trimmed down to 280 movies among those are 5 Ghanaian movies in serious contention.

‘I Sing of a well’ tops the nominations with 11, Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘Perfect Picture’ and ‘A Sting in A tale’ had 8 and 3 nominations respectively. The pointless controversial movie ‘Heart of Men’ had 5 nominations.

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Eazzy Ends Tour At Aphrodisiac Night Club

blankThe numbers of female artistes in Ghana are growing considerably. Also there are several elements which contribute to the success of any female artiste, one is looks and Eazzy has it abundantly.

She doesn’t need to show her cleavage to be noticed, she gets the attention she wants anytime she is on stage doing her own thing backed with a strong instrumentation from Richie.

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‘I Sing of a Well’ Tops AMAA Nominations

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A scene of 'I Sing of Well

Stakeholders of the African movie industry were on tenterhooks last night, March 6, as all attention shifted to Accra, Ghana for the announcement of nominees for the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). The glitzy nominations party brought together some of the crème in the industry from all over Africa to celebrate the growth of African movies in the past year and to observe which movies, actors and technical players were deemed fit by the Academy for laurels this year.

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