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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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Kuami Eugene fortells current troubles with “Wish Me Well” – WATCH!

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Jointly-produced with Willisbeatz, Kuami Eugene’s latest song, “Wish Me Well”, appears to have anticipated his current woes —specifically, for claiming in a GH One TV interview, that he wouldn’t partner Patapaa for a song because the latter’s sound was too “noisy”.

Eugene has since apologised for the statement, stressing that his comments may have been taken out of context.

Visuals for “Wish Me Well” were directed by Rex:

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Hear Teephlow tout his lyrical aptitudes on “Red Velvet”

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Teephlow touts his lyrical aptitudes further on “Red Velvet”, his latest offering. Produced by Elementbeatz & Kopow, the hiphop number sees the rapper also honour fans and other supporter of his craft over the years.

Teephlow is current holder of the VGMA “Record of the Year” laurel.

Listen to “Red Velvet here:

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YOU DO ALL! Samini joins Deon BOAKYE on new reggae offering

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Deon Boakye’s got his first blessing from Samini on a song. “You Do All” is Deon’s latest cut with an official video to it featuring Samini. It was produced by Peewezel and video was shot by Jwillz.

Deon Boayke was introduced by Samini in April this year during Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2018 as the newest addition to the HighGradeFamily.

This first cut is a manifestation of the journey Samini promised the young musician, Deon Boakye.

The official video is due to hit the screens this week.

Listen below:

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“Could this be Love?” ponder R2Bees in new collab with EFYA — WATCH!

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Afropop duo and BET honourees, R2Bees, mull over an age-long question: how can one tell if a set of actions constitute love or a futile undertaking? And who better to tap than chanteuse Efya, who has sung about the concept throughout her career?

Produced by Killmatic, the song is carried on  a lean R& B swing, and sees Efya bounces back the question Mugeez’s poses in the hook —and delivered in a troubled wail — in  the exact same words: “could this be love, is this forever? Or ebi say I dey waste my time, you dey waste your time?/ Are you loving me, or just for pleasure? Or ebi say I dey waste my time, you dey waste your time?”

On his part,Omar Sterling —the rapper half of the duo — relates in a sobering session — profound worship for a lover, admit to “falling deeper”, while at the same time digesting antipathy that often characterises love —and the compromises thereof, rapping in part; “I put my trust in you, put my hopes in it/ I put my heart on my sleeve, put my soul in it/If you ever break my heart, that will be all for me/ but I’d rather die for you than live with somebody”“girl you’re picture perfect/ is this picture worth it/ could this be love or a bitter lesson?”, “even when I’m right, I try to be the bigger person”.

Could this be Love is released under R2Bees Entertainment. Get it on iTunes.

Watch the accompanying video, directed by BABS below:

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STATEMENT: Shatta Wale apologises for “unpleasant exhibition”

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For an “unfortunate display of obscenity” that was “mistakenly posted” by an associate on social media Tuesday, June 19,  and a fit of diatribes targeted at media personnel for republishing the video, controversial dancehall singer, Shatta Wale, has expressed remorse.

A statement, dated June 20, and signed by the singer, pleads for pardon from his family, fans, record label, and corporate Ghana for the shameful act and embarrassment that it may have brought to them.

Furthermore, the statement sees Shatta (born Charles Nii Armah Mensah) reiterate his brand as being “a law-abiding one; one that will not do anything untoward to bring it and its partners into disrepute”.

“The brand would also not do anything to affect the sensibilities of the large following and support it commands.” he adds. Read the full statement, published on his Facebook page:

Meanwhile, his latest single, “Man Like Me”,  is out now:

 

 

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Ko-jo CUE & Shaker, Mr. Eazi named for upcoming Ms. Lauryn Hill tour

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BBNZ rappers Ko-jo Cue and Shaker have been named alongside global music icons as Talib Kweli, Nas, Busta Rhymes, A$ap Rocky, SZA, and an array of other top artists for Ms. Lauryn Hill’s ongoing tour to commemorate 20 years of the release of her groundbreaking debut; “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”.

The album, published in August 1998 by Ruffhouse/ Columbia is considered as one of the most influential bodies of work by in modern times. A fusion of Neo-soul, hiphop, and R&B, the album birthed such hits as “Doo Wop (That Thing)”, “Ex-Factor”, and “Everything Is Everything”, going on to win five Grammy awards from ten nominations.

Ko-jo Cue and Shaker are the only Ghanaian representatives on the tour. In the past, rapper EL, and neo-soul act Jojo Abot have both appeared on Ms. Hill’s tours. Nigeria’s Patoranking, and Mr. Eazi are also listed as gust performers.

The tour will see the former Fugees vocalist and actress perform across the US, the UK, Belgium, Norway, Canada, Finland, Sweden, among other key global spots.

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