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ACCRA [dot] ALT, REDD KAT Pictures, the Foundation for Contemporary Art Ghana (FCA), Attukwei Art Foundation and Dr. Monk proudly announce that the Seventh Annual CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival will be held August 14 – August 20, 2017.

CHALE WOTE Brief Description

The CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival is an alternative platform that brings art, music, dance and performance out into the streets. The community-based festival takes place in James Town – one of Accra’s most historic communities – and targets exchanges between scores of Ghana-based and international artists creating and appreciating art together.

Over the last six years, CHALE WOTE has completely transformed the city of Accra into the cultural production hub of West Africa. By engaging artists within the city, the festival has given Accra a facelift, revealing interconnected collectives working in multidisciplinary practices that form the pulse of CHALE WOTE. 

The 2017 Festival Abstract

Wata Mata is the final installment in a CHALE WOTE trilogy that began with African Electronics, a blueprint for plugging into indigenous technologies to create the impossible and open up new spaces of social consciousness. Spirit Robot, a universal TRANSmitter of radical reconstruction, spread these electric pathways of knowledge into different directions, linking with global diasporas practicing and creating art about African liberation. More and more, we are compelled to turn to ourselves, to adapt and innovate our own systems to thrive. Wata Mata is where this work happens – in an endless space of form-making.

Wata is about the seen and unseen – it’s an all access dream machine and maker of regenerative knowledge systems. Wata Mata is a memory incubator that reanimates our bodies against coerced amnesias about who we are and what we are capable of manifesting. In 2017, we refashion the ghost limbs of history into new extensions of being.

Wata Mata is our creator’s manifesto – the key to persistently evolve and space-shift into cosmograms of freedom.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

The Call for Artists is extended to visual and installation artists, interventionists, musicians, makers, photographers, performance artists, filmmakers, thespians, poets, architects, fashion designers, graphic designers, scholars and more. We are also accepting proposals for talks, workshops, panel discussions and film screenings for The LABS @ CHALE WOTE (August 17 + 18).

As connection is central to the festival, all participating artists must be available the week of the festival, August 14 – 20 2017, to meet one another, share and exchange (in several planned activities) as well as to work on production needs for the festival.

Please note that we will accept existing and new works that are in dialogue with this year’s theme. We encourage applications particularly in digital art, comics, video art, graffiti art, and interventions.

International Artists:

This is an independent, community-based festival and our support for participation is limited. Therefore, international artists are encouraged to seek private and public sources to fund their participation (travel, lodging, food, transportation and production costs).

Ghana-based Artists:

This is an independent, community-based festival and our support for Ghana-based artists is limited. We are only able to provide a production stipend to a selected number of artists who will present works at the festival. All other artists are encouraged to seek external means of support for the production of the works at CHALE WOTE 2017.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

For the LABS @ CHALE WOTE (August 17 + 18), applicants should submit:

CVs, 1-2 page proposal of project and one (1) sample of work per person. Filmmakers and Video artists must submit completed short or feature length films/videos for review.

Applicants interested in participating on August 19 + 20 should submit an artist resume (bio, artist statement, and CV), 1-2 page proposal of project, and five (5) samples of work.

Images must be in jpg or png form.

Films or videos should be submitted via link or WeTransfer.

Audio files should be formatted and sent as MP3.

All applications should be submitted in a zip file with the applicant’s name and subject line: CHALE WOTE 2017 Application to accra.alt@gmail.com. A PDF version of this call can be downloaded here.

Note that applications that do not adhere to the above criteria will be considered ineligible.

Deadline:

May 7, 2017

Final selections will be communicated to all applicants within the month of May.

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Shatta Wale, Samini, Ebony, Stonebwoy, OTHERS fired for Dec 1 S’ Concert’

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Ghana’s biggest stars in music are ready for this year’s S Concert. Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Samini, and Ebony among a host of others are fired up for a grand showdown.

The December 1 concert will feature over 50 artistes on one stage, yet the biggest assembly of musicians under one roof for a night’s experience.

This year’s S Concert is being held at the Accra Sports Stadium, venue for last year’s record-breaking numbers.

Organized annually since 2014 by the EIB Network-owned Starr 103.5 FM, the concert is yet Ghana’s biggest celebration of its mainstream and budding artistes.

The 2017 S Concert is sponsored by Storm Energy Drink, Accra City Hotel, Express Savings and Loans, Ghana Post GPS, Hubtel, and Cosmopolitan Health Insurance.

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Bola Ray, Sarkodie, Nana Aba Anamoah, others nominated for People’s Celebrity Awards 2017 (+FULL LIST)

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Celebrated Ghanaian broadcaster and CEO of EIB Network, Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi, rapper Sarkodie, and Nana Aba Anamoah among others have been nominated for the 2017 edition of the People’s Celebrity awards.

Formerly known as People’s Choice Awards, the event is a multisector awards scheme that celebrates personalities in the fields of entertainment, media, religion and sports.

The event is slated for 30th December 2017 at the Accra International Conference Center.

Find below full list of nominees

Favourite Female TV Presenter category

•Adwoa Yeboah Agyei

•Afia Schwarzenegger

•Akumaa Mama Zimbi

•Amanda Jissih

•Berla Mundi

•Deloris Frimpong Manso

•Maame Yeboah Asiedu

•Nana Aba Anamoah

•Nana Yaa Brefo

•Soko Hemaa

Favourite Male Musician category:

• Fancy Gadam

• Flowking Stone

• Kofi Kinaata

• Joe Mettle

• Maccasio

• Medikal

• Sarkodie

• Shatta Wale

• Stonebwoy

Favourite Music Video category:

• Ayoo – Shatta Wale

• Confession – Kofi Kinaata

• Dream – Kumi Guitar

• Enku Lenu – Stonebwoy

• Ladder – Lilwin

• Pain Killer – Sarkodie

Sponsor – Ebony

• Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam

• Work In Progress – Diana Hamilton

• Yewo Nyame – Nacee

Favourite Actress category:

•Benedicta Gafah

•Emelia Brobbey

•Lydia Forson

•Joselyn Dumas

•Jackie Appiah

•Nana Ama McBrown

•Priscilla Opoku Agyeman

•Roselyn Ngissah

•Yvonne Okoro

•Zynell Zuh

Favourite Comedian category:

•Baba Spirit

•Bismark The Joke

•Derek Kobina Boney (DKB)

•Comedian Khemical

•Comedian OB

•Emmanuel Nkansah

•Foster Romanus

•Funny Face

•Jacinta

•Nathaniel Mensah (Ajeezay)

Favourite Female Musician category:

•Adina

•Becca

•Diana Hamilton

•Ebony

•Efya

•Feli Nuna

•Joyce Blessing

•Mz Vee

•Patience Nyarko

•Sista Afia

Favourite Female Radio Presenter category:

•Afia Pokua

•Adjoa Yeboah Agyei

•Amanda Jissih

•Anita Erskine

•Doreen Andoh

•Ewurama Attoh

•Jessica Opare Saforo

•Ohemaa Woyeje

•Silva Lady

•Sokoo Hemaa

Favourite Journalist category:

•Adomako Felix (Zion Felix)

•Ameyaw Debrah

•Attractive Mustapha

•Dan Lartey

•David Mawuli

•Halifax Ansah Addo

•Koncept Worae

•Kwame Dadzie

•Nana Yaw Donkor (NYDJ)

 

Favourite Male Radio Presenter category:

•Abeiku Santana

•Agyemang Prempeh

•Christian Adjei Frimpong

•David Anann Barima

•Enoch Asare

•Giovani Caleb

•Lexis Bill

•Londona Nie

•Prince Benjamin

•Sammy Forson

Favourite Male Sports Personality category:

•Asamoah Gyan

•Dede Ayew

•Duke Micah

•Isaac Dogbe

•Richard Commey

•Sadiq Adams

•Thomas Partey

•Winful Cobbina

Favourite Female Sports category:

•Alberta Ampomah

•Adu Agyemang Kate

•Belinda Anane

•Mercy Tagoe

•Nadia Eke

•Nafisatu Umaru

•Sandra Owusu

•Priscilla Adubea

Favourite Male TV Presenter category:

•Andrew Adote Tandoh

•Bola Ray

•Dan Kwaku Yeboah

•David Dontoh

•George Quaye

•Ibrahim Ben Bako

•Johnnie Hughes

•Patrick Osei Agyemang

•Sammy Flex

Favourite Religious Personality category:

•Apostle Kwadwo Safo

•Bishop Daniel Obinim

•Pastor Mensa Otabil

•Rev. Eastwood Anaba

•Counselor Lutterodt

•Imam Rashid

*Archbishop Duncan Williams

*Nana Kwaku Bonsam

*Apostle Kpegah Tamakloe

*Bishop Charles Agyin Asare

People’s Celebrity Awards Social Media category:

*Stonebwoy

*Sarkodie

*Fancy Gadam

*Lydia Forson

*Moesha Boudong

*Mona (Hajia4Real)

*Medikal

*Shatta Wale

*Macassio

*Nana Ama McBrown

Favourite Song category:

•My Own – Samini

•Too Risky – Medikal

•Pain Killer – Sarkodie

•My Name – Stonebwoy

*Taking Over – Shatta Wale

*Too Big – Macassio

*Confession – Kofi Kinaata

*Onwawani – Joe Mettle

Favourite Movie category :

•Adanfo Bone

•Ghana Galamsey

•John & John

•Keteke

•Piele

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Jackie Appiah, McBrown, Yaw Dabo, Emelia Brobbey, others for “Stars in Worship 2017”

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After a power-packed show last year, the annual Stars In Worship Concert hosted at the House of Miracles Ministries auditorium is here again.

The sixth edition of the program happens on Saturday, December 9 with scores of stars expected to attend the event. The annual event hosted by Prophet Sampson Amoateng, Founder of House of Miracles Ministries Worldwide brings together both Ghanaian and Nigerian celebrities in the movie, music, comedy and other entertainment sectors to lead Christians and their fans to worship and praise God for His goodness and mercies showered on them throughout the year.

Top celebrities in Ghana who will be at the December 9 event include Jackie Appiah, Joselyn Dumas, Nana Ama McBrown, Emelia Brobbey, Yaw Dabo, Funny Face, Bismark The Joke, Willie & Mike, Bro. Sammy, Yaw Sarpong, Isaiah Kwadwo Ampong, Adwoa Smart, Jesurun Okyere and many others. Other Nigerian celebrities who will be at the House of Miracles Ministries on the night are Jim Iyke, Desmond Elliot, Chioma and many more.

The four pastor brothers from the Amoateng Family – Sampson Amoateng (Host), Mark Amoateng, Daniel Amoateng and Brian Amoateng will all be at the Stars in Worship event with their father who also happens to be a man of God, Dr Gabriel Amoateng.

The 2017 edition of Stars In Worship concert is part of the 7-day December 2 Remember event which kicks off from December 3 this year at House of Miracles Ministries auditorium and hosted by Prophet Sampson Amoateng.

A-list African celebrities who have been to any of the five previous editions of Stars In Worship are Kwabena Kwabena, Becca, Mr. Ibu, Chioma, Amanda Jissih, Kalybos, Desmond Elliot, Nadia Buari, Tinsel bad boy, Kalu Ikeagwu, Mr Beautiful, Joe Mettle, OJ, Francis Amo, Fiifi Folson, Zynell Zuh, Tornado of Afia Schwarzenegger fame, Bukom Banku, Willie and Mike, Adwoa Smart and Soraya Mensah and many others.

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Raquel headlines “The Voice Concert”, DEC 22

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Ghanaian songstres Raquel rolls out the debut edition if her live band concert “The Voice”.

Slated for the Piano Bar, December 22, the show will see the Sweetio singer render other popular  songs  from her as Lovi Dovi, I Won’t Cry’ Adjei, Woara among many other new releases.

Raquel will be joined onstage by Myra Kay and Sablar (signed to her BlackStar SR Entertainment) as well as Aduhemaa.

“The Voice Concert” is put together by BlackStar SR Entertainment and Africa 1 Media, and commences at 8 pm.

 

 

 

 

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#4SYTETVMVAs17: Sarkodie wins overall Best Video (+ FULL LIST OF WINNERS)

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The 9th edition of the annual 4syte TV Music video awards was held yesterday at the Accra International Conference Center.

The event saw performances from award-winning acts, Stonebwoy, VVIP, Becca, Praiz, Captain Planet, Sarkodie, Mr Eazi, Wutah, King Promise, B4bonah and many others.

Hosted by Jay Foley and Comedian DKB, the Music Video Awards was organised by 4Syte TV to reward creativity in the music video industry.

Here is the full list of winners 

1. Best Gospel Music Video – Joyce Blessing – Lords Prayer

2. Best Special Effect Video – Kojo Cue & Lil Shaker – Pen and Paper

3. Best Edited Video – EL – Agbo

4. Best Video Storyline – Jayso feat Sarkodie x Raquel – Have a Party

5. Best Photography – Pappy Kojo feat Joey B – Makoma

6. Best Reggae/Dancehall Video – Stonebwoy – Enku Lenu

7. Best Choreography Video – Fuse ODG – No day Light

8. Best Discovery Video – King Promise feat Fuse ODG – Thank God

9. Best Male Video – Stonebwoy – Enku Lenu

10. Best Female Video – Ebony – Poison

11. Best Group Video – R2bees – Over

12. Best African Act Video – Toofan – My Girl

13. Hi-Life Video – Becca – Me Ne waa

14. Achievement Award –  Nana Mensah Appiah – CEO Zylofon Media

15. Best HipLife Video – D Black & Medikal –  Bottles

16. Best Collabo Video – Sarkodie feat Bobii Lewis –  Come to me

17. Best HipHop Video – Captain Planet – Respek

18. Best Directed Video – Pappy Kojo feat Joey B – Makoma

19. Most Popular Video – Shatta Wale feat Militants – Taking Over 

20. Overall Best Video – Sarkodie feat Jesse Jagz – Overdose

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Captain Planet wins Best Hiphop video at 4syte TV MVAs with “ RESPEK”

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Rapper Captain Planet has won the best Hip-hop video at the just ended 4syte TV Music video awards with his song Respek.

He beat stiff competition from Sarkodie – Overdose, Shaker x Kojo Cue – Pen &Paper, Omar Sterling – Ibiza, Okyeame Kwame – Saucing, Flowking Stone – Talking Drums, Jayso – Have a party and TeePhlow – Phlowducation.

The song Respek (a reference to hip-hop mogul Birdman’s April 2016 interview with New York-based Power 105.1) outlines the many feats of the Fashion Planet CEO ( known privately as Sylvanus Dodji Jeoffrey).

It also praises a number of his colleagues as Pappy Kojo, Tinny, Kofi Kinaata and a host of others for their impact on the game over the years.

The video was directed by Press Play Vidz and was shot at several locations in the London in the United Kingdom

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