I have been single all my life – King Promise
Rising Ghanaian musician, King Promise, has made a very ‘controversial’ revelation about his relationship status contrary to the thinking of many Ghanaians.
Born Gregory Bortey Promise Newman, the ‘CCTV’ crooner has stated emphatically that he is not a fan of going on dates. He explained that he prefers to rather stay home all day.
In an interview on Celebrity Fanzone, he also revealed that he has never had a girlfriend and had gone on only three dates all his life.
“I have never gone on dates. I have been on two dates my whole life because I have never had a girlfriend. The first time I went on a date was three years ago and it happened twice after,” he disclosed.
“I will order the ‘waakye’ and take home. I am always home. A lot of stuff I used to do, I can no longer do,” he added.
It has been reported this week that some entertainments pundits are worried that with the opposition calling the president of Ghana ‘King Promise’, it might go against his brand.
However, King Promise has insisted that President Nana Akufo-Addo being tagged “King Promise” by his political opponents is something he finds funny, which doesn’t bother him.
“It’s funny when I see it all the time. I always laugh when I see stuff like that. I don’t have a problem with it honestly, having them call the president by my name kind of funny. He is the president, who’s gonna say he doesn’t like it. It doesn’t take anything away from me.”
King Promise is billed to perform at this year’s Ghana Meets Naija concert slated for June 9 at the Fantasy Dome in Accra.
Currently, his ‘CCTV’ track has taken over airwaves in Ghana.
Shatta Wale Aks His Fans To Support Stonebwoy
Shatta Wale has expressed worry about trolls being hurled at his arch-rival Stonebwoy, by his fans.
The dancehall king, has in a Facebook post, asked his fans to support Stonebwoy but not to insult him over his supposed poor performance in Miami during the Best of the Best Reggae Music Festival.
After his performance at the festival on Sunday, May 27, 2018 some fans of Shatta Wale have been mocking him for his ‘inability’ to wow the audience at the programme.
Shatta Wale, after seeing the trolls has advised that his fans rallied behind Stonebwoy because he is Ghanaian and it is prudent that he is supported irrespective of the ‘abysmal’ performance and the faction he belongs to.
“Nobody should insult Stonebwoy on his recent performance.If his fans won’t support us let’s support him anyhow we can. GHANAIANS isn’t it? Let’s educate the Bhims. Shatta movement didn’t start this comparison. They started God knows. Let’s support our own!!! Whoever say shit here BIG F**CK YOU,” he wrote on Facebook.
The two artistes who are signed on to the same record label (Zylofon Media) have not been on good terms for some time now.
They have been fighting for supremacy in the world of dancehall and this has translated into reactions from their fans.
However, some have interpreted Shatta Wale’s post as sarcastic – one meant to ridicule Stonebwoy’s performance and not a genuine gesture to show love to him.
Shatta Wale recently make history by shooting the most expensive music video in Ghana for his‘Gringo.’
Stonebwoy who also won Best Dancehall Artiste of the Year at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, is promoting his new songs including ‘Tomorrow’ which has gained massive rotation on radio and television.
I Was Given GHC50,000 To Compose A Song For Gays Community In Ghana – Ex Doe Claims
Ghanaian rapper, Ex Doe claims he was offered an amount of 50, 000 Cedis to compose a song for the Gay community in Ghana.
He made the claims during an interview on JOY FM with Lexis Bill, and spoke about his position on Homosexuality.
“I was contacted with an amount of 50,000 Ghana Cedis to do a gay rights campaign song for the gay community,” stated Ex Doe. “I am not gay but I don’t have anything against gay people. There are prostitutes out there whom some people don’t like but they are there. Let’s leave people to live their lives how they please. God will judge us all at the end.”
The ‘Maba’ act is the second Ghanaian artiste in recent times to suggest that people should be allowed to do what they want, whilst sharing an opinion on what has become a thorny issue in Ghana.
Singer Kidi in an April 2018 interview stated that people should be allowed to “do whatever they want to do with their lives.”
“I usually have thoughts and options on issues but homosexuality is such a sensitive topic that I have decided for myself that I am never going to have a say in that. People should do whatever they want to
do with their lives. I don’t want to be part of it.” stated the ‘Odo’ crooner to Prince Benjamin, host of Class Drive on Class 91.3 FM.
He also didn’t want to offend anyone with his comments.
“If you asked this question about 5 to ten years ago, the answer would have been ‘No’ but now, unfortunately, as much as we don’t want, the world is evolving, things are changing and everybody is thinking wide and outside the box. As an artiste, I have a lot of things to do and I wouldn’t like to step on toes.”
In a recent comment, Theresah May, Prime Minister of UK stated that her country is ready to help former colonies on the African continent inlcuding Ghana to abolish anti-gay laws.
‘Wanted Man’ Kwesi Nyantakyi Ends Morocco Trip To Surrender Himself
Embattled Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantekyi is to turn himself in, following an order for his arrest by President Nana Akufo-Addo, Tuesday.
JoyNews has learnt Mr. Nyantakyi, who is on international assignment in Morocco, has indicated his willingness to hand himself over to the police for questioning over allegations of influence peddling by the President.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the arrest of the President of the Ghana Football Association over fraud after he watched a video documentary by investigative journalist, Anas Aremaeyaw Anas, in which Mr Nyantakyi is captured engaging in some influence peddling using the name of the president.
Read: Akufo-Addo directs arrest of GFA prez over fraud
The disclosure will prove embarrassing to the man easily recognised as the most successful football head under whose stewardship Ghana first qualified to the FIFA World Cup in Germany 2006 and followed with two more successive appearances in South Africa (2010) and Brazil 2014.
The Ghana U-20 football team also won Africa’s first and only U-20 World Cup also during his tenure in 2009.
Sources say he is expected in the country on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to answer charges of defrauding by false pretense.
“I am coming to assist the police in their investigations,” Mr. Nyantakyi replied in a purported WhatsApp conversation with journalist, Paul Adom-Otchere and circulated on social media soon after the news broke.
On Tuesday, a Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor, told Joy News the president takes serious view of the damning revelations contained in the Anas’ video.
According to him, Mr. Nyantakyi attempted to use the name of the president and vice president to induce potential investors to part with various sums of money
“The president takes a serious view of this and believes it is a case of criminal conduct,” Jinapor said.
I Want To End Up Like Daddy Lumba – Sarkodie
Celebrated Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has praised legendary highlife singer, Charles Kwadwo Fosu also known as Daddy Lumba for his consistency in the music business.
The BET award-winner speaking at the 5th edition of All Africa Music Awards launch in Accra on Monday, May 21 2018, opined that legends like Daddy Lumba, Kojo Antwi, and Amakye Dede have failed to release hit songs in recent times but they still charge huge sums of money due to the good songs they released years back. According to him, he believes the ‘Awoso’ singer and his colleagues released timeless songs that will never die from the system and that is why they still get thousands attending their concerts.
Obidi further revealed at the AFRIMA launch that Lumba sometime past told him that musicians of today are focused on going international forgetting that they need to conquer the country before getting the outside recognition they want. The ‘Adonai’ hitmaker further advised his colleagues to work on building followers in Ghana instead of the cash they will enjoy at the moment they have hit songs because the fans will be by them even when they do not have popular songs to milk from.
At event, the Sarkcess Music boss state that “I want to end up like Daddy Lumba who won’t sing the whole year but can wake up any month and organize shows and will still take any amount maybe I ( Sarkodie ) cannot charge. He still rocks big shows without any hit song.”
BREAKING NEWS… Nana Addo Orders The Arrest Of GFA Boss Kwesi Nyantakyi
President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has ordered the arrest of Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi.
It is unclear what led to the arrest of the CAF 1st vice president.
However, reports suggest that the Wa All Stars CEO has been charged with defrauding with false pretence.
Currently, the country’s football governing body head is in the custody of Criminal Investigation Department.
The directive follows an investigative piece by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Hammer Resigns As MUSIGA’s Director Of Hiplife
Renowned music producer Hammer (of The Last Two) has resigned from his post as the Director of Hiplife at the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).
The producer made this decision known during an interview on Behind the Fame on Drive Time on Joy FM with Lexis Bill on Monday.
Hammer, born Edward Nana Poku Osei, was appointed by MUSIGA President Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour) about two years ago to manage and develop hiplife in Ghana.
But the producer says after several frantic efforts to start work, he decided to resign from the post.
“My office never had a budget to do anything,” he told Lexis Bill and adding “I was treated like a little boy.”
According to him, he was at the offices of MUSIGA to find out where he could put his stuff to run the office but he kept getting excuses.
He said he was supposed to be ‘the go-to guy when it comes to these [hiplife] but “I haven’t worked because it didn’t make sense to me”
“Obour is my friend, I spoke to him a couple of times…he is my boy…I respect him a lot,” but nothing was happening, a disappointed Hammer said.