What is Hip Life At All?

Reggie Rockstone
Reggie Rockstone

Reggie Rockstone has been acclaimed as the originator of hip life music in Ghana but it is very astonishing up to date to vividly understand and unquestionably know what song falls in the genre of Hip Life. The definition of hip life seems very controversial as much as who started it.

I can boldly say without contempt that, the Ghana Music Award Committee even cannot clearly distinguish between a hip hop and a hip life song. The Afro Pop musician, Wanlov the Kubolor recently expressed his distress about the named committee categorizing his song “Konkonsa” as Hip Hop whiles he believes the song is more Hip Life than most that were selected as hip life.

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“Ghana Music Awards Is Too Commercial” – Kojo Antwi

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Kojo Antwi

Ghana Music Award Artist of the Decade, Kojo Antwi has described the GMAs as too commercial, saying that he wished that Charterhouse/planning committee could a separation between making profit and rewarding excellence. He said this on TV3’s Spotlight when he was talking about how he feels about winning the award.

He said he wished that the artist of the decade was not a competitive award, and that instead the organizers should institute a system for rewarding lifetime achievements in the music industry, as it done all over the world. He also added that it wasn’t right for Charter House to measure the achievements of artists like himself, Ambolley and others by the achievements of the GMAs.

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Black Rasta Must Step Aside

blankI write to welcome the news of the disqualification of reggae artiste Black Rasta; of course this news was long over due.

Black Rasta, who is also a radio presenter on an Accra FM station, has no right to insult the Ghana Music Awards Organisation, and Charterhouse, the organizers of the awards just because of his song ‘Barack Obama’ was not nominated in the ‘Most Popular Song of the Year’ category, so far as am concerned Black Rasta does not merit to be nominated in any category in the first place not to talk of the Most Popular Song of the Year. He was even lucky to have been considered by the Planning Committee in the ‘Reggae Song of the Year’ category.

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Beyonce: the President Daughter; a Rip Off?

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Nadia Buari

The Ghanaian movie “Beyonce: the President Daughter “was a hit across Africa, outside Africa it was especially a hit in the Caribbean. The movie has won many critical accolades and is credited with not only contributing to the resurrection of the so-called dead Ghanaian movie industry, it also lunched the booming careers of two Ghanaian movie stars Nadia Buari and Van Vicker. Matter of fact, so huge was the buzz surrounding this movie when it made its debut back in 2006, I scrambled my very last dollar, drove my broke self to the nearest African movie store and got me a copy (that was a lie, watched the flick for free online).

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A TWO WAY THING: Keeping your end of the deal

blank“… you should know what you’re worth. You should know that, the producer is trying to make money out of you; the same way you’re trying to come out and be famous and act and maybe… you want to act and all of that. You should know that the producer is also using your face or using you to make money… so you should think of that, its not like a one sided thing.

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Who Is Even Paying This Payola?

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Reggie Rockstone

When you ask any of our Ghanaian Musicians about some of the major problems that curtail the growth of the music industry, all you hear is PAYOLA PAYOLA! I have heard Reggie Rockstone the Godfather of Hip life says” Fuck Payola, Payola is Bullshit”. A recent interview on www.ghanacelebrities.com with top music stars like Kwabena Kwabena, Wanlov the Kubolor, Mensa, etc brings to light that, our music industry is dying out of payola though every artist seem to have a different perception on the effects on Payola.

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Ghana Movie Industry vrs Nollywood – who is under threat?

blankThe Ghanaian movie industry has at this point not announced and official name for its Ghanaian film industry as with the case of Americas Hollywood, India’s Bollywood, and Nigeria’s Nollywood, and co. For that reason, in this article Ghanaian actors and actresses are referred to as exactly that, instead of a representative name.
May the public be aware of proposed names as; Gollywood; Ghollywood; Ghallywood; and Ghanawood. None of which has been used as the representation of Ghanaian movie industry in this article… It made producing this article a long process (an example as seen with the above title).

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Is Drug Usage A Celebrity Culture?

Okomfour KwaadeeOver the years, most celebrities have been known for their wild drug usage which has had serious effects on their personal lives and career. Both locally and internationally, celebrities have succumbed to the usage of drugs for copious reasons.

Inter alia, the contemporary Ghanaian celebrity society is deserting various campaigns against drug usage and has entrenched the use of drugs like “weed”, heroin, cocaine, etc as a way of life, which is bringing most of their young career to abrupt end.

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Tacky outfits, bad weaves… Who’s responsibility?

blankThe level of fashion blunders among Ghanaian celebrities is beyond embarrassing. When it comes to some celebrities, their sense of style is nonexistent, as some have a misplaced sense of fashion. At times, some step out looking like ghetto-runway-rejects in trashy outfits picked right out of some street corner “boutique.”

When attending shindigs or award shows, these celebrities often opt for over-the-top flamboyant styles, often highlighted with multi colored makeup and, of course, their ever present locally acquired foreign accents-sorry couldn’t resist throwing that in there.

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Ghana Has No Celebrity Culture

blankDon’t we all love to read about some top rated US celebrity news, go through their photos, Will Smith eating out with pretty Jada Pinkett Smith or crazy rich Paris Hilton wasting herself (my very personal opinion)?

I see a lot of Ghanaian youths rush to read about Rappers online all the time, the passion which they use to absorb their daily life really is worth admiring.

That begets this question, how come celebrity reportage from western nations, is more in depth and informative than those from Ghana? To think of it, there is no real celebrity news from Ghana. I just glanced through magazines and newspaper which are supposed to report on our celebrities, and I never got anything like how they live their lives, revealing the truth about their private lives.

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Internet Love – to Google or not to Google: Dispelling the Myths (Part 1)

We are all in a cyber craze. We get instant emails on our phones; we share pictures and intimate details of our lives on web pages that can be viewed by millions anywhere in the world and we communicate with our friends at the other side of the planet at minimal cost. But does the Internet offer opportunities for hot, fast, cyber romance? Well, current statistics scream a resounding yes! A recent American study claims that 236 E harmony (an American dating website) members get married everyday! That’s 2% of all US marriages!

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8 Reasons Why Guys Cheat

blankSometimes, when the going gets tough, the tough get it on with someone else. But what really makes men stray? A nagging girlfriend? Bad sex? An escape from loneliness? Yes, yes and yes. Hear why these men slipped away from their girlfriends and landed in someone else’s bed. Then — whether you’re a guy or a girl — use the info below to sidestep this kind of situation in your love life.

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7 Things Women Hate In Relationships

blankBuilding and sustaining a good relationship could be real hard work for both men and women. Probably what makes it more intriguing is the challenge of uniqueness; every man/ woman is wired differently and everything around them reflect this subtle point.

The experience of some would have pushed them to a painful decision of abstaining from further interactions with the opposite sex, while others would have taken ample time to devise a way to handle their fate. But in all these, there is no harm in seeking knowledge that can ease your stress and frustration.

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5 Mistakes Women Make

blankWe have heard it from our mothers, our aunts, our mentors, our sisters and a few female friends. But many of us are still left wondering what unbiased perspectives ‘they’ have.

‘They’. MEN.

Hear those wise words from one of them. I have been touched by this article and strongly believe it will strike (at least) a cord with many of you. It’s a long worthwhile read. Brace yourself for what I consider in numerous ways, THE RAW, PLAIN TRUTH from Gossipa the Konkonsa.

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Shirley Frimpong Manso Of Sparrow Productions Is Pregnant. Guess Who Is the Man Behind The Action?

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Shirley Frimpong-Manso- AMAA Best Director of the Year 2010

I remember during a chit-chat about successful Ghanaian Movie Producers, Shirley Frimpong Manso “popped” up and the most snooping personage of our team asked, “Why is it that, Shirley is not married or having children yet, despite all her success and age?”

Here it is now; GhanaCelebrities.Com can confirm that Shirley has finally caught the ball. Who kicked the ball is still a mystery but nothing is much of an ambiguity to us such that we have no clue at all.

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In Developing News:Oh My God! So Batman Samini Has Engaged 2 Women In 2 Years & Has A Kid With Each Huh?

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After publishing a confirmed engagement between the Ghanaian Musician Batman Samini and the mother of his 6 months old baby “Mercy Geker” which took place last weekend in London, Ghanacelebrities.com has received several emails and phone calls from various people alleging that somewhere in 2009, this same Batman Samini under “Ghanaian customary marriage” engaged one “Sister Christiana” the mother of his 6 years old daughter.

Gosh!! We are still chasing this up as one of the callers from Canada claimed to be a good friend of “Sister Christiana”, the lady Samini allegedly engaged in 2009 and the mother of Toyila Samini (Batman’s 6 years old child). We know for a fact that Samini has a 6 year old child out there, but for the customary marriage bit with the mother of this child, hmmmm.

Does this denote that Samini has successfully engaged two young Ghanaian women in 2 years after having babies with them? Indeed, Fame and Money can do a lot in Ghana. We are 100% certain about the last weekend engagement but finding it difficult to accept the customary marriage which took place last year between this same Batman Samini and Sister Christiana, a Ghanaian born Canadian resident. Why do you think we find it difficult to believe this?. This is just too much for us all….

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We Broke It First-Batman Samini Got Married Last Weekend In London

Castro De Destoyer tied the knot few weeks ago secretly in Swedru, making him the first Ghanaian Celeb to marry this year. It seems 2010 is all about love and marriage for our Ghanaian Celebrities. Ghanacelebrities.com can confirm that the thrilling Ghanaian musician “Batman Samini” who recently relocated to London with the prime motive of … Read more

We Broke It First-Castro Got Married Last Sunday!!

This has been sent from one of our loyal readers…

blankCASTRO THE DESTROYER (Gh 50cent) last sunday 17th january 2010 secretly got married to one Canada based Ghanaian girl “Awura abena” at exactly 10am at the Roman Catholic Church at Akim Swedru…the first celebrity to be married this year.

Opppss, You wont believe what happened out there.. On seeing a reporter at the church the face of Castro changed from happiness to wool-gathering and sent a signal for the journalist to be stopped from taking pictures.

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Jesus Take The Wheel: Why Did Michael Essien Dump Nadia Buari And For Who?

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Nadia Buari has failed to comment on the state of her chopping down relationship with Michael Essien for months now despite all the questioning. All efforts to find out from her to clear the aroma exuding from various outlets which indicates that the rich Chelsea Football star has dumped her ass has been futile.

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Either True Or False, This is Him

The Ghanaian Actress Juliet Ibrahim has recently rubbished all rumours indicating that she is dating Actor Majid Michel. In an interview with a popular Ghanaian newspaper, she said, “But let me tell everyone that the rumours are not true. Very much so, Majid’s wife is my good friend, for which reason I cannot be his (Majid) lover or girlfriend.

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Ama K Abebrese’s Hyped Wedding Cancelled

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Ghanacelebrities.com reported few months ago on an impending wedding for Ama K Abebrese, the successful and talented Ghanaian TV presenter, actress and producer. The authentic “rumour” then had it that, Ama K Abebrese was in few months supposed to marry her boyfriend who lives in Ghana.

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