Shatta Wale To Be Honoured In Chicago
Organisers of the International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA) will honour Ghanaian dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, popularly known as Shatta Wale, on Sunday, March 18 at the Logan Center for Arts, University of Chicago, Illinois.
The ‘Taking Over’ hitmaker was adjudged the best African song and entertainer at the 2016 edition of the International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA).
He will be honoured for his outstanding contributions to reggae music in Ghana and at the global level.
Established in 1982, IRAWMA acknowledges and honours the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music artistes, including songwriters, performers, promoters and musicians.
Appietus Can’t Handle MUSIGA – Rex Omar Claims
eteran musician Rex Omar has stated that sound engineer Appiah Dankwa, popularly known as Appietus, does not have what it takes to lead the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).
Speaking in an interview on Starr Chat with Bola Ray on Wednesday, he mentioned that Appietus can’t be MUSIGA president, explaining that “the dynamics at MUSIGA go beyond his capabilities.”
“I know people are trying to step into the shoes of Obuor, but most of the people are just trying to ‘chop the post’. I don’t believe Appietus understands what MUSIGA stands for. Appietus cannot handle MUSIGA, it’s not as easy as people think it is,” Rex added.
Appietus last contested for the position in October 2015 but he lost to Obour who retained the seat by winning 88 votes to beat his contenders – Gyedu Blay Ambulley and Appietus – who polled 22 and 18 votes respectively.
Appietus, as alleged, is seeking to contest again.
But Rex Omar has his misgivings about him becoming MUSIGA president.
He, however, observed that Obour did well for MUSIGA, grading his performance 70 percent.
“When he started he was young and passionate and so cannot be said to be perfect, but I think Obour has done well and I’ll score him 70 percent. He has taken MUSIGA to another level. The question is when Obour leaves, who will be able to take MUSIGA to another level?” he questioned.
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HERE COME’S OFFICIAL FUNERAL SONG FOR THE LATE EBONY REIGNS:WHICH FEATURES NATTY BEE & BOBBY GENTLE FROM THE CAMP OF NB RECORDS.
NATTY BEE:the CEO of NB RECORDS has done it again.
This time he sings with empathy for the family of ebony:on their daughter’s sudden death.
The boss of NB RECORDS is throwing his support behind the family and Bullet in such sad times:
Natty Bee alongside Bobby Gentle have released this song titled “Ebony-Official Funeral song”.
This song takes us back to the original adowa kete hilife rhythm.
Download and listen and you will instantly recognize the difference between this and other Ebony tribute songs out there.
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Fella Makafui of YOLO fame sleeps with men for money – Efia Odo
According to a budding Actress, Fella Makafui of YOLO fame sleeps with men for money – Efia Odo reveals.
She made several damning allegations against her colleague actress on snapchat.
According to Efia, Fella Makafui the YOLO star sleeps with politicians and “big men” for money, cars and other luxuries she is currently enjoying yet makes it seems she’s working so hard for all she has acquired in the shortest time in her career.
In several video posted on her snapchat, the actress alleges that her colleague actress does not know her worth and therefore give her body to the men for luxury.
“if you know your worth as a woman, you won’t be sleeping with men for money and be giving thanks to God for all that you have.”
“I have given my life to Christ so I don’t even consider this a lifestyle anymore…” Efia said in her videos.
Fella Makafui of YOLO fame sleeps with men for money – Efia OdoEfia Odo
She also used the opportunity to call on ladies to desist from falling for the fake life lived by the so-called celebrities on Instagram as most of them give sex for whatever they have to impress the public.
Efia Odo also alleged that Fella Makafui has also slept with Medikal and once Deborah Vanessa finds out, she will deal with her at the appropriate time.
Fella Makafui of YOLO fame sleeps with men for money – Efia OdoFella Makafui of YOLO fame
“I know people will tell her not to mind me because I am jealous of her. That is not the case, I am not jealous of her (Fella Makafui) because I have similar big men chasing me but I’ve given my life to Christ. Christ has bought me with his blood so no man can buy me. I know my worth and I will not sell myself to a man”.
Efia Odo has been rumoured to have cheated with Dancehall act Shatta Wale whne he made several visits to the States but she has denied all rumours of her sex allegations.
I wish Ebony were my daughter — Oheneba Kissi
It seems it’s not only young people who have fallen in love with Dancehall artiste, Ebony, the older generation seems to have caught the bug too.
One such person is Highlife musician, Oheneba Kissi, who describes her as the best among all the female musicians.
Although he is yet to meet her in person, Oheneba Kissi told Showbiz in an interview last Saturday he wished she were his daughter.
“I wish I had a daughter like Ebony because she is so talented and extraordinary. I would have pampered her, sang with her and showed her love like my only child, ” he said.
According to Oheneba Kissi, he has listened to songs from Ebony and he would choose her over all the female musicians in Ghana.
“The other female musicians are good but Ebony is much better. I don’t know how she does it but her voice is unique and everything about her is so cool,” he said.
The ABC Of Love hitmaker said he is more than willing to do a collaboration with Ebony anytime and any day because the 90s bad girl’s brand is super.
According to him, he would teach her a thing or two in music should their paths cross.
“For a musician like me to associate his brand with Ebony shows how much I admire what she is doing. She is doing so well and I’m rooting for her to win VGMA Artiste of the Year next year,” he said.
Switching to what he is currently up to, the Chartered Accountant, who last came out with an album in 2008 said he will be releasing a new one next year.
According to the artiste, who has 15 albums to his credit, he is studying the game to know which songs Ghanaians want because the music scene has changed now.
“ Gone were the days when I and some other musicians were all over the place playing shows and making the money but now we have a different crop of musicians who are doing fantastic,” he added.
Oheneba Kissi advised the young musicians to draw closer to the older musicians to tap into their knowledge to boost their careers.
Don’t worsen our sorrows – Ebony’s aunt responds to ‘revelations’
Many ‘revelations’ have been made by selfprofessed prophets since the death of Dancehall artiste,Ebony, some of which are quiet unpleasant and the family isn’t pleased at all.
Madam Mercy Frimpomaa, a maternal aunt of Ebony, who was seen with the Sponsor hitmaker in a video shot when she visited her mother in Sunyani has even been accused of being behind her death.
And in interview with Showbiz at the One Week observation of Ebony at the St Martin De Porres School in Dansoman, Madam Frimpomaa described such ‘revelations’ as unfortunate.
“It is very painful to hear such things especially when the family is grieving.
What will you gain by speaking such lies? I’m already hurt and these comments hurt me more.
I have heard so many things after the death of my daughter which are quite unfortunate.
“I don’t want to believe that any member of my family including me or any of her colleagues is responsible for her death because it could be her destiny.
However, if anyone is truly responsible for her death, I pray that she will be avenged,” she said.
According to Madam Frimpomaa, who is the younger sister of Ebony’s mother, her ecstatic mood in the video was genuine because she had not seen her niece in a long time.
“I rushed to my sister’s house immediately I heard that Ebony would be visiting.
You know, her mother is not based in Ghana so we were all surprised by her visit.
Besides, it was a good opportunity for a family reunion,” she stated.
However, the family reunion, she said, was short-lived when she had a call from Ebony’s mother early on Friday giving her such bad news.
“I just couldn’t believe the news so I told my sister not to talk like that.
She insisted her daughter was dead but I was sure it was mistaken identity because I saw an energetic young girl just a few hours ago.
When I confirmed it myself, I was grief stricken and that has been my mood since then,” she
Other family members who spoke with Showbiz said they were yet to come to terms with Ebony’s death.
Akosua, is a paternal cousin to Ebony and she expressed how devastated she had been since her death.
“My sister is too young to die.
The ideal situation is to see a child bury the parents but in her case, she had to be buried at such a young age.
I’m so heartbroken especially when she was bringing glory to the family and the country,” she said.
Another cousin, Adwoa Frimpomaa told Showbiz,“I had heard and listened to her songs but I didn’t even know that she was a relative until I saw her father, who is my uncle, in one of her videos.
Last year, I heard he had come to town with her for a show so I made time to meet them and that was when my
uncle officially introduced us.
“Even though that was the first time we met each other, she was so pleasant and she had promised to see me on her next visit,” Adwoa Frimpomaa, Ebony’s cousin said.
Nana Ama is the wife of Ebony’s maternal uncle and she told Showbiz how she had to be strong for her children who were beyond control when they heard of the Hustler singer’s death.
“One of my children collapsed immediately after hearing Ebony’s demise.
We can’t question God so we just have to be strong and console ourselves in these difficult times,” she said.