The year 2018 has started on a good note for Patapaa aka ‘one-minute celebrity’ as he has been to thrill audience in Liberia in a 3-day concert.
Patapaa has gone beyond the borders of Ghana and it is really a great opportunity for him to showcase his talents and his ‘one corner’ song to the people of Liberia.
A teacher of the Methodist Day Senior High School (MEDASS) in Tema, Mr William Okantah, has expressed pride and immense satisfaction that so many of his former students have made it onto the national scene as talented musicians.
Mr Okantah, an English teacher who taught, among others, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Eno, Stay Jay and more, spoke to Showbiz about how all these celebrities were like during their school days.
Majority of the winners of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) 2012 did not turn up for the prize presentations on Tuesday at MUSIGA Office in Accra.
The organisers of the annual awards, Charter House were ready to present each winner with his or her prize, yet only few of the winners were present. This development forced the organisers to give an ample time to wait for the rest to show up for the presentation to look beautiful.
After several hours, the short event kick started with the artistes who were available. The absence of a number artistes did not ruin the presentation but it did take some shine out of the whole event.
The VGMAs in its 13th edition was held on Saturday April 13 at the Dome of the Accra International Conference. Prior to that, the Industry award was held to award the Industry Categories.
Each award winner irrespective of the number of awards won received GHC 3.000 whiles the ‘Artiste of the Year’ picked GHC 10.000.
As April 14th 2012 draws near, it is interesting to note how the various nominees have shifted their campaign into top gear to ensure they walk away with hounours at the 13th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Festival.
Come this weekend, all roads lead to the twin city Sekondi-Takoradi where a select string of nominated artistes for the VGMAs will be rocking music lovers and their teeming fans in. The first stop is the Vienna City Nite Club on Friday 16th March in preparation for the outdoor jam the following day, Saturday 17th March 2012 at the Jubilee Park.
To mount the stage on the night will include Kwaw Kesse, Ruff n Smooth, DCryme, Selina Boateng and Stay Jay. Other artistes to thrill the audience on the night are Gifty Osei, Trigmatic, Raquel among a host of others exceptional performers.
Kumasi based upcoming musician and rapper Methus is already in to etch his name in the minds of music lovers in Ghana.
Coming from Bremang in the Ashanti Region, a place known for hit makers in the gospel and hip life genres, Methus has done his homework well after several single releases for the fame ahead of him.
He has just released his latest single titled ‘Gold Digger’ featuring K2 and Stay Jay. It is a danceable tune which can go with the dance craze ‘Azonto’. As the title suggest, the song addresses and warns men of women who are with them just for their material gains.
Methus was born Methusaleh Asare Bediako. He specialises in hiplife, hip hop as well as gospel. He is currently studying at Valley View University.
The battle to pick awards at the main show in April has already begun with several nominees taking to social media platforms to engage their teeming fans. On the other hand, other nominated artistes are directly canvassing for votes through several means.
After weeks of anxiety and speculation among industry professionals and the general public, organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2012, Charterhouse, finally unveiled the nominees list for this year’s award festival last week.
One of Ghana’s finest rappers Okyeame Kwame who doubles as the C.E.O. of one of the youngest label in Ghana, One Mic Entertainment has denied ever saying that Azonto has killed his music.
The Rap Doctor as he is warmly called expressed shock at news that he said “Azonto has killed my music”. The rapper was quoted as saying that the recent dance turned music genre ‘azonto’ has killed his ‘Faithful’ and ‘Sika’ tunes.
The report further stated that whiles other artistes smiled to the bank during the festive season, the rapper was left to mourn because of his inability to break the ‘azonto’ craze with his songs which are on slow pace. He was also quoted as saying that his song ‘Sika’, he released before Christmas was thrown into the bin by Ghanaians because of the proliferation of ‘azonto’.
Kwame has denied the above, saying it was totally imaginary of the writer and misrepresentation of what he said. According to him, this is the conversation he had with a presenter in December.
“In December a presenter called me and asked me series of questions in connection with MUSIGA and the festivities. He asked me how my album is doing and I told him One Mic [Entertainment] made a mistake of releasing ‘Sika’ one week before Christmas because people are in festive mood, people do not want to go and listen to pensive and melancholic songs like ‘Sika’, they want to party, so common sense suggests that they listen to ‘azonto’ so they can do the current dance.”
After many entries by various readers looking to catch fun at D-Black’s upcoming ‘Yes Boss’ concert slated for Friday December 30 at the Accra International Conference Centre, the following have been randomly selected us the winners… All winners will be contacted by a GC staff to arrange tickets pickup… 1. Gertrude Asare Kumi 2. Christian Boahen 3. … Read more
As the time draws nearer to Sunday December 25 at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre for the biggest show dubbed ‘Sarkodie Rapperholic – Live In Concert’, more artistes have shown interest in supporting Ghana’s current biggest hit maker; Sarkodie. Artistes confirmed for the show include Trigmatic, VIP, Guru, Kwaw Kese, Rough & … Read more
As Christmas Day is approaching, we can’t afford to buy gifts for each reader of this site… So all we can do is to give you all the opportunity to win free tickets to attend gigs happening inGhanathis festive reason. After giving 10 ‘Sarkodie Rapperholic – Live In Concert’ tickets out, we are giving 3 … Read more
Actress Juliet Ibrahim will on 26th December,2011 launch a foundation ‘Juliet Ibrahim Foundation’ to create kidney cancer awareness and help victims of kidney cancer… If you can remember, somewhere last year Juliet Ibrahim mentioned to GhanaCelebrities.Com that she will be releasing a musical album as she has a strong passion and musical talent. We … Read more
Last Saturday at the lobby of the Silver Bird Cinema and Lifestyle Store inside the Accra Mall, Joy FM’s Drive Time host, Bola Ray paraded Ghanaian celebrities in a charity dubbed ‘Celebrity Charity Bazaar’ to raise funds to create awareness for autism.
The event was organized by the Bola Ray Foundation and powered by Empire Entertainment with support from Creative Minds Outreach Buzz GH and Silver Bird Cinema. It was also to contribute to the Zeozougo classroom project of the SOS Children’s Village in the Northern Region of Ghana.
Out of the over 25 celebrities announced to make an appearance, a great chunk of them failed to woefully turn up. With flimsy excuses flying here and there, the autistic patients remained disappointed as they waited patiently for their ‘celebrities’ friends to show up and celebrate the day with them.
However, KOD, TV3 Newscaster Nana Aba Anamoah, Joy FM’s Morning Show host, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, hip life duo Rough N Smooth, actors John Dumelo and Lydia Forson, Stay Jay, new entrants into the music industry and dancer Bino as well as Nadjat of TV3 Mentor fame showed up.
The celebrities joined Bola Ray and family as they gave fans and autistic patients a day to remember. The celebrities sold movies tickets, popcorns, drinks, ice cream and a host of other services at the Silver Bird Lifestyle Store and Cinema. After, a basket was taken around as each celebrity put money in as their support for the project.
Fans also had photo opportunities with their favourite celebrities. The most interesting part of the event was when GhanaCelebrities.Com requested that, the celebrities and the autism patients should dance together. And what dance do they have in mind if not the ever loving and popular azonto?
The fierce ‘azonto’ competition was simply splendid. I know each of them picked up some ‘azonto’ lessons from each other.
As the fun went on, special sale of MAKSI Clothing went on with a percentage of sales going to the cause. Also there were special Kente and Christmas cards exhibition by the kids from the New Horizon Special School and the SOS Children’s Village.
After the event, one thing was certain; none of the celebrities who failed to turn up were missed and that was a fact. Below are pictures GhanaCelebrities.Com captured at the event. In case you see same people in the pictures, it’s because those people you call celebrities failed to shamefully turn up.
When they organize their own charity events and don’t get the support from their colleagues, I hope they won’t come out to play the ‘they don’t like me, they jealous me’ song else …
Watch the video below:
The ‘Yes Boss’ concert is going down this Christmas on Friday December 30 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
Artistes on the bill include D-Black, D-Cryme, Dee Moneey, Sarkodie, Stay Jay, R2Bees, Kwaw Kese, Raquel, Trigmatic, X.O Senavoe, Efya, [Ayigbe] Edem & more. From Nigeria are Duncan Mighty of Obianuju fame, the sensational Mo Cheddah & the ladies man Darey.
The event will be hosted by Jay Foley and Jeremie of 4Syte TV. DJ’s on the night are DJ’s BIG L, DJ Mensa, DJ Phaya and DJ Vision.
Tickets selling @ 50 GHC (Regular – Concert) & 100 GHC (VIP Seating – Concert/ Complimentary drinks/cocktails all night long). Ticket Outlets: YFM & Silverbird @ The Accra Mall, ETV, Hitz / Joy FM, Koala, KFC, Rockstone’s Office, www.ticketdoug.com
This Event is powered by Channel O, YFM, Etv Ghana, Hitz FM, GhOne TV, Ama KipKip, Fiesta TV, Sound City, Town Criers, Ghanamusic.com, MMH and Absolut Vodka and brought to you by Black Avenue Muzik & GYPO Magazine
The YES BOSS TOUR Is Officially The Most Successful Musical Tour Embarked On By A Ghanaian Musician In Ghana!! D-Black da Ghana Bwouy has set the bench mark for other musicians to follow.
There’s nothing to stop D-Black now as this young man who is rumoured to be barely 26 years old and runs his own record label, events, marketing and advertising firms; Black Avenue Muzik and Black Avenue Works respectively made history a few weeks ago being the first Ghanaian rapper to be nominated for the prestigious BET Awards as Best International Act (Africa).
After a successful debut album release last year in September, making winnings at the G.M.A’s in 2010 and 2011, the 2010 4Syte Music Video Awards, three nods at the 2009 and 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards and much more, D-Black embarked on his first ever musical tour in April this year aimed at promoting the D-Black brand and Urban Ghanaian Hiphop music around the country.
Kicking off in Kwahu during the Easter weekend, the YES BOSS Tour saw D-Black sell out venues in Cape Coast, Sunyani, Takoradi, Kumasi, Tema, Ho and finally The Yes Boss tour did hit the Northern Region of Ghana last weekend with Bolga seeing D-Black on the 3rd of June at the Catering Rest House which was rammed with over 4,000 Bolga natives and The Tamale Sports Stadium packed on Saturday the 4th of June seeing over 14,000 people out in their numbers to see D-Black Live in Concert through the rain.
BET 2011 nominee for the Best International Act and Ghana Music Award 2011 Hip Hop Song of the Year winner with ‘Get On Da Dance Floor’, D-Black’s ongoing “Yes Boss” tour hit the Garden City, Kumasi last Saturday to mesmerize the thousands of fans at the Prempeh Assembly Hall. Other artists present to support … Read more