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Juliet Bawuah talks hosting AFCON on TV3 and career challenges

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Being a regular face on television brings its own peculiar concerns but TV3 sports presenter, Juliet Bawuah, says she could not be bothered about certain comments and would continue to host her programme despite the challenges.

She thinks people still underestimate her ability to be an effective sports presenter on television because of her gender.

In an interview with The Mirror, she said though she has overcome a lot of challenges in her job, there are still some men who believe she is in the profession for all sorts ofridiculous reasons.

“You hear a lot of comments from different quarters.  Some people believe I’m in the job just to get hooked to a rich footballer. This is because I’m often surrounded byfootballers and administrators throughout on the job,” she said.

Juliet holds a Diploma in Communication Studies from the African University College of Communications as well as a Degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Juliet Bawuah

Juliet Bawuah

She said she almost gave up on the job in 2010 due to public pressure.

“After the World Cup, I kept hearing all manner of rumours about me just because I was seen on television interviewing some of the footballers. People do not say these things in my face but try to indirectly question my intelligence and competence,” she said.

The sports presenter pointed out that she was dismayed by those challenges but was rather working on improving her skills in her profession.

“Challenges come with every profession. I believe it all boils down to proving my competence and desire for the job. If you distinguish yourself and show that you are willing to put in more work and dedication, you will gradually show the quality that you have and with that comes the respect.”

The pretty hostess disclosed that though she is recognised in public, fame hasn’t changed or affected her personality and habits.

“I still do everything I was doing before I started appearing on television. If I’m in town and I’m hungry and want to grab some ‘waakye’ from the corner, I will do that.  I was Juliet before I started appearing on television and I am not going to change,” she stated.

She, however, said she has been receiving marriage proposals from fans and people who watch her shows.

“I get people sending me text messages and marriage proposals but I always make it a point to ignore them because I don’t want to lead anyone on.”

Juliet co-hosted the just- ended African Nations Cup (AFCON 2015) show on TV3 and described it as her most difficult challenge yet.

“AFCON was a very big platform because the entire country was watching and one needed to be accurate throughout the entire event. I thank the people who gave me the opportunity to prove myself on such a huge platform. It shows they have identified a potential in me that they want to develop,” she stated.

Published in Friday February 27 edition of the Mirror

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Pen & Paper: Ko-Jo Cue, Shaker announce first single off joint album – WATCH!

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BBNZ acts Ko- Jo Cue and Shaker have partnered on a new album. The pair are among dominant names in Ghanaian hiphop circles, and as expected, the project (titled “Pen & Paper”) is unapologetically dedicated to the genre.

The result of pleas by fans for them to“take it to the beginning of their music career” and “not necessarily focused on making hits or money”, the work is scheduled for release in coming weeks.

Here are visuals to the title track of the album, shot at the BBNZ offices and directed by Esianyo Kumodzi:

 

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New Video: Amaarae – ‘Lonely’

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Born in New York and raised between Atlanta and Accra, 23 year old singer, songwriter, producer and engineer, amaarae is an artist who describes herself and her sound as an eclectic blend of bold, yet sexy lyricism and longing vulnerable melodies.

The polarizing combination of uninhibited wordplay and amaarae’s small yet alluring vocals are what makes this young woman so shocking to listen to, yet one cannot help but fall prey to the fierce expression of lust, pain, and love lost in the singer’s music.

Here, the artist presents herself in the most intimate setting possible, her living room – performing her song “Lonely”.

Her upcoming project Sex, Heartbreak & The Beach will be available on all streaming platforms in late October.

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Twitter: @amaarae

Instagram: @amaarae

Facebook:@iamamaarae

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#ITISPOSSIBLE – Eboo drops official theme song for Bola’s biography – LISTEN!

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The entire country is is gearing up for the launch of media mogul Bola Ray’s biography tomorrow, September 21.

Slated for the Labadi Beach Hotel, the ceremony is expected to be graced by key statesmen, industry colleagues, and admirers alike.  President Akufo-Addo, former presidents Rawlings and J. A Kuffour, John Dramani Mahama, Deputy UK High Commissioner to Ghana Gavin Cook, world renowned cosmetologist Dr Rita Rakus are among special guests of honour.

Ahead of the launch, prolific reggae- dancehall singer Eboo, announces the official theme song for the book. Like the book, it is titled “It is Possible”, and is a touching testimony of the celebrated broadcaster’s journey. It was produced by Legacy Beats, and is laced with uplifting statements by the EIB boss himself.

Authored by journalist Obed Boafo, the 320-pager details the media mogul’s life over four decades, as well as his journey to becoming one of the country’s foremost business persons. It was written over 2 years.

Copies of the book can be preordered via bolaray.com

 

Listen to the song below: 

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Kontihene releases video for “Di” (Esaa Na Asa)

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Royal Family Entertainment frontman, Kontihene has released a music video for his latest banger titled “Di” (Esaa Na Asa).

“Di”, a Twi word which translates as ‘spend’, positively encourages hardworking people to spend all the cash they have toiled for without considering the future.

Just like the song’s concept, Kontihene is seen blowing all his cash at an unknown slum in the music video.

Directed by Yaw Skyface, Kontihene blows all his cash on fancy things, gambling and of course, a voluptuous vixen.

“Di” was produced by Citrus Beatz and the audio was released a week ahead of the video.

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Ete Dakitse Launches “L’amour Vrai / True Love” Album

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Alliance Française d’Accra, the French cultural center in Accra will come alive on Saturday 23rd September 2017 when exceptional crooner and gifted African musician, Ete Dakitse, launches his maiden album.

Titled “L’amour Vrai” (meaning True Love), the ten track album is to cement Ete Dakitse’s place as one of the fastest rising and promising African voices on the international music stage having recently performed at a series of private events in London and Scotland.

Some of the singles on the album which have started receiving heavy rotations on radio and television are ‘British Lady’, ‘Love by Nature’, ‘L’amour Vrai’, ‘Persévère’ and ‘Jamais Sans Toi’. All the songs on the album were recorded in South Africa by Sunset Recording Studios.

Speaking about the album, an elated Ete Dakitse said “I am very excited and very thankful to God for all the good things he has done for me and how far he has brought me. One of the popular songs on the album is ‘British Lady’ as you rightly said. It is a song dedicated to the British Monarch and every properly behaved lady. Another favourite song is ‘Persévère’ (Persevere), an inspirational song urging people never to give up in life despite the circumstance or situation they might find themselves in”.

Born Ete Komlan Dakitse – Benissan in the Togolese capital, Lome, he recently performed at the Glam Africa Ball held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra with His Excellency, President Nana Akuffo Addo and other high profiled personalities in attendance.

 Ete is widely known across the francophone African music space as Ete Dakitse. His unique and sweet soft singing voice is complimented by his ability to sing in two languages – French and English.

 

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I present an African vibe with int’l packaging – XtaCy

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Singer XtaCy is set for greatness. Signed to the respected supreme Rights imprint, the versatile act has already courted significant appeal with compelling debut singles “Kings of Our Prime”, and “Frema” (a flavoursome remake of the beloved Akosua Agyepong classic).

Born Emmanuel Prempeh, XtaCy spent most of his childhood in neighbouring Nigeria, only returning to the motherland in 2001.

A versatile act, Xtacy discovered his gift for melody at a very tender age, eventually blooming into a fully- fledged act. And while his soothing voice is what is fast earning him acclaim, he also dabbles in rap and production.

The O’Reilly SHS alumnus’ sound is unquestionably addictive, and just like his stage name, possesses the ability to take the listener to majestic altitudes: “Ecstasy (the drug) is known to be very addictive, because it puts people in a trance. I see myself as a human form of Ecstasy –something very unique. That, coupled with the facts that my favorite letter is “X”, and my favorite comic character, Prof. Xavier of X-Men led me to my current showbiz alias”, he explains.

An old soul, XtaCy grew up on the sonic influences of African legends as King Sunny Ade,C.K man,Paa Bobo, Fela Kuti, and Rex Omar –something which inadvertently has influenced his music identity. “Listening to these legends tuned my senses for African music”, he further observes.

It is  therefore no wonder that he describes his sound under the authentic African genres Afrobeat and Highlife. At the same time, he mines from other genres as dancehall, reggae, and other forms of island music.,those were my biggest influences growing up.

Popular Ghanaian singer Ebony and KiDi, Nigeria’s  Yemi Alade, Stonebwoy, Wizkid, AKA, Mi Casa, Bantu Clan, and Nasty C are among acts he names as his favourite crop of African musicians.

Ultimately, what is the direction of the XtaCy sound?

“I like to give people an African vibe with international packaging –call it the best of both worlds”.

Listen to more XtaCy here:

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