NABCO Jobs Now Hot Cake As Thousands Rush To Apply
Over 90,643 graduates have so far applied for recruitment under the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) initiative launched on May 1, 2018.
The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) outdoored the NaBCo programme as a major government policy to tackle graduate unemployment in Ghana.
According to information from officials managing the scheme, more graduates are filing their applications for recruitment into all the modules under the program.
At the launch of the programme, President Akufo-Addo was optimistic that it will provide a major relief to unemployed graduates in Ghana.
He said: “NaBCo will enhance the dignity and self-esteem of our graduates, and will also present them with the added benefit of efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of some essential public services.”
The government is hoping to employ 100, 000 graduates under the programme for three years, and they are expected to earn a monthly stipend of GH¢700 each.
The modules are Feed Ghana, Educate Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Heal Ghana, Enterprise Ghana, Digitise Ghana and Governance Ghana.
Under the Feed Ghana module, the graduates will be engaged as agricultural extension officers to help farmers, while under the Educate Ghana module, the beneficiaries will be posted to senior high schools (SHSs) to teach especially Science and Mathematics.
In the case of the Revenue Ghana module, the graduates will work with the Ghana Revenue Authority to help in the collection of revenue, while under the Heal Ghana module, nurses who have been at home for years without jobs will be engaged to work in the health sector.
In respect of the Enterprise Ghana module, graduates will be assigned to various private sector enterprises for jobs and skills training, as well as development, while in the Digitise Ghana module, graduates will be posted to the IT sector for the Digital Ghana and the transformation agenda, where they will be attached to the National Identification Authority (NIA), the Ghana Post, the Births and Deaths Registry or the Land Title Registry to work.
In the case of the Governance Ghana module, the graduates will be attached to various local authorities.
The module qualification and recruitment processes and all the essential criteria, along with detailed information, are available on the NaBCo website, http://www.nabco.gov.gh.
Captain Planet Eulogizes Queen Elizabeth, Dangote, Despite In New Song ‘Money’ Ft Trigmatic.
After winning the best director music video with his hit song ‘Obi Agyi Obi girl, celebrated hiplife/hip-pop music dynamo,Captain planet is out with his latest single track titled money.
In ‘Money’ that features award-winning Ghanaian artiste Trigmatic,Captain Planet who is also the leader of sensational music trio,4X4,eulogized Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, CEO of Despite group of Companies Mr Osei Kwame Despite ,Queen Elizabeth,Bill Gate for working extremely hard to obtain their money.
Crooned in low-tempo Hip-pop vein, and mixed by Gazy,’Money’ was produced by Beatboss Timz .
Like Guru’s latest hit song “Bad Guys’ which the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) must use to educate the youth against the mindset of making money through unwarranted means,Razzonline.com can state emphatically that,Captain Planet’s ‘Money’ must also be used by the Gender Ministry to educate the general public on how to work hard in order to make money genuinely.
With five(5) nominations,Sylvanus Dodji Jeoffrey aka Captain Planet,made history in 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Music Awards as the artiste to emerge from a group to produce a solo song and bag the most nominations.
Kindly Listen to Captain Planet’s ‘Money’ in the audio below!
Ghana DJ Awards To Honour Mark Okraku Mantey
The Ghana DJ Awards will honour renowned Ghanaian artiste manager and Disc Jockey and President of the Creative Arts Council Mark Okraku with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its 2018 edition slated for Saturday, May 5 at the Accra International Conference Center.
In an interview the Founder and CEO for the award, Merqury Quaye revealed that the ‘retired’ disc jockey, who is now the head of programs at Multimedia owned Hitz 103.9 FM, will be given the special award for his contribution to the DJ profession.
“We are honouring Mark Okraku for his contribution to ‘deejaying’ in Ghana. For those who are quite old, they would remember the great work Mark did when he was at Joy FM. He was one of the few DJ at that time and we deem it fit to honour him,”
Mark Okraku also played at Balm Tavern as a night club DJ. At the same time, he played at several parties, leaving a mark of excellence at each.
As programs manager at Hitz 103.9fm, Mark has powered the agenda of DJing, helped recruit top DJs including Ghana’s finest hypeman, Merqury Quaye, and facilitating the unearthing of unique talents through radio talent shows.
Mark Okraku-Mantey attended Datus Complex Schools (Bubuashie) and continued to St. Augustine College in the Central region. In his school days, he was the first student to be allowed to play as official Disc Jockey for St. Augustine College.
His ‘production thing’ started in 1996 when a guy called Amponsah came to him at Joy FM because he wanted him to play his songs on air since he (Mark) was a DJ, He (Amponsah) later came back and said he was having problems producing his songs So he (Mark) should help him, and that was his (Mark) wake up call.
A few albums that have been under his umbrella are Nana Tuffour’s – ‘Tontonte’, Kojo Ashkan’s – ‘Me Nse Ato Biso’, Felix Bell’s – ‘Butterfly’, Ohene Kissi’s – ‘Kabiribiri Kyere Me’.
Many music fans were carried away by Oheneba Kissi’s ‘ABC of Love’ because it was a hit, It sold over 400, 000 copies,which was followed by Daasebre Dwamena’s ‘Kokokoko’ also becoming a hit from Slip’s camp. Most of the hiplife artistes left him cos he went off for a whole year, but there were still some loyal ones like Adane Best, Kudjo Sasu, and Felix Bell.
The Ghana DJ Awards was created to celebrate and appreciate the talents of Disc Jockeys (DJs) who promote Ghana music.
The Awards is an exciting annual program designed to foster the development of the Ghana music industry by rewarding and celebrating Radio, Mobile and Club Disc Jockeys who have excelled in their fields of endeavor. It is, actually, the only national award scheme in Africa that appreciates and celebrates DJs for their work. It is also a platform that rewards veteran DJs who have blazed the trail in the music industry over the years.
The main objective is to recognize the electronic dance music scene, and seeks to let the world know that the art of DJ’ing is a respected craft, with DJs playing a major role in the overall Music and Entertainment industry.
In 2012, the very first edition of the Ghana DJ Awards was conceived by Merqury Quaye, a DJ, music lover, renowned MC and radio show host. The very first edition was held at the National Theatre on 15th February 2012, and has been held annually since then.
I’m crushing on Patapaa – Beautiful Nigerian Afro-pop singer Guudy confesses
Justice Amoah, better known as Patapaa Swedru-based artiste who got his breakthrough into the music industry with a song titled ‘One Corner’ seems to have a secret admirer in Nigeria.
Miss Goodness Amodu Ayomide, beautiful Nigerian afro-pop queen who has branded herself as Guudy claims to have a crush on Patapaa the ‘One Corner’ hit-maker.
According to her when the One Corner song went viral she did a lot of research about Patapaa and she was waiting for a day that she could meet him.
“I really like Patapa and I have totally fallen in love with him, Patapaa is very smart artiste who rides on controversies confronting him to elevate his music career to the next level”. She said.
Guudy who is currently in Ghana for one of his biggest project in music revealed to komfaonline.com that she got hurt when Ghanaians were making fun of Patapaa’s outfit on social media after the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
“I was really hurt when a lot of Ghanaians on social media were making fun of Patapaa’s outfit after the VGMA. According to me, his outfit was Ok and it made him very gentle at the night. “She added.
Guudy , one of the Nigerian fastest rising Female afro-pop star is still convinced that Patapaa remains to be one of the smartest and best artiste in Ghana.
“I am in Ghana now to work on my latest tracks titled Pick My Call, Salo Mako which means Be serious and Twane Dance where I will love to featured Patapaa on one of them. But I am yet to meet his management.” She said.
Guudy has numerous tracks in her archives which include TWALE MAMA, a special song for our mothers and YES LOVE.
Patapaa Is Not A Serious Musician; He Is A Big Joker- Fancy Gadam
Mujahid Ahmed Bello, popularly known by his stage name as Fancy Gadam, has laughed off getting together on a song with Patapaa and labelled the one corner hit maker as a joker.
“Patapaa is a joker,” he laughed; stating he has no intention of doing a song with the Pa2Pa boss.
He went on to say he does not see Patapaa as a serious Musician.
There had been some heat between the two musicians after Patapaa missed out on winning the most popular song of the year award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
Patapaa accused Fancy Gadam of paying money to charter house, the organizers of the VGMA to be given the award on the night. An allegation which led to Fancy Gadam indirectly telling Patapaa to go and die if he does not like the fact that he Fancy, has won the award with his hit song, total cheat.
When asked if Fancy Gadam will welcome a collaboration with Patapaa, yesterday on the star chat program hosted by Bola Ray on Starr FM, the celebrated Artiste in the northern region resorted to laughing as he stated Patapaa is a joker and is not even talented.
Fancy Gadam believes he has the biggest fan zone in Ghana and has managed to fill the Tamale Sports Stadium five time. Attributing it to how he was able to win the award Patapaa got upset about.
HIPLIFE ARTIST “ANAMON” IS CRITICIZING GHANAINS FOR NOT MAKING THEIR OWN MUSIC AWARDS
Anamon who recently released his most controversial song “Nkwasiwuo” has had his thought on last saturday Vodafone Ghana music awards.
“Anamon” is urging Patapaa,King Promise and others who didnt win any awards last saturday night at Vgma’s that they should focus on their musical carreer and put what happend last saturday out from their lane,because Ghanains dont have any award shceme and musiga is not planning to make any step to it.
“Anamon” also explained that the so called Vodafone Ghana music awards we all knew all this while is a private entity base in Nigeria called Charter house,and they have a branch here in Ghana using us to promote their brand,their artist and most of all been using us to get more money which 90% of Ghanains have no idea of.
So Anamon is pleading his fellow musicians not to dwell on Vodafone Ghana music awards because it is a business and private company using the name Ghana to earn more,so it is not real and nothing good comes out from it.
Kwadee, Kontihene, Lucky Mensah “Pressured” Me To Do Secular Music – Noble Nketsiah Reveals
Gospel artiste, Nobel Nketsiah, has revealed that some secular artistes advised him to pursue secular music back in the day because of his silky voice.
He revealed that musicians like highlife artiste Lucky Mensah, hiplife artistes- Kwadee and Kontihene -all tried to pursue him to venture into secular music.
According to Nobel Nketsiah, even though they tried, he never fell for the pressure to go secular because he was resolute in his decision to give hope to people.
In a conversation with JoyNews’ MzGee, on the state of gospel music in Ghana, Nobel Nketsiah said he pursued gospel music to give back to God.
“I could have done secular music if I wanted to because I have the voice to do it. If I want to do R&B, I can do that but I choose to do gospel. I remember very well when I was recording my first album, there were people like Kwadee, Kontihene, Lucky Mensah, Dilute and all those young guys [were] doing secular and making it very big,” he said.
“I remember when I go to the studio and they hear me singing, they will say, ‘you have such an amazing voice, this one when you do secular music, you will sell’ but I remembered the house I was coming from,” Nobel Nketsiah added.
He claims that gospel musicians of today have watered-down God’s calling for their personal gain.
“Some of us when we started in 2000, I used to listen to people like Daughters of Glorious, Tagoe Sisters, Amy Newman, Esther Amoako, Akosua Serwaa Bonsu, Rev Mary Ghansah, Nana Yaw Asare, lots of them, you listen to them and get lots of inspiration for your soul, they give you hope and it’s because they devoted themselves and allowed God to use them to be blessings to some of us,” he said.
The musician explained that “In recent times, it more like how I can do to get to the top, how much I
can do to be heard, what I can do to follow the trend, how I can get more money and shows, forgetting that we have a calling.”
Nobel also shared his views on collaborations between secular and gospel artistes.
“It’s either you are hot or cold. What are you endorsing? What am I known for? When you pick a Noble Nketsiah CD, what do you expect to hear? Why should I give you room to doubt what you hear” he said questioning the rationale behind such collaborations.
Noble Nketsiah, who was on a hiatus from music, is back with a new single titled ‘Meto’ meaning ‘I Will Sing’.