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Give DKB a break; George Quaye CAUTIONS critics

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Radio and TV host George Nii Armah Quaye has waded into the ” DKB is not funny ” controversy advising critics  to give him a break.

The Morning Zoo/ Pundits host who is not happy about how certain people in the  mainstream media and social media space are bashing the comedian for woefully performing at the just ended Easter Comedy by Event Factory, took to micro blogging site Facebook to lend his support for the “King of Comedy”. He posted:

Look, making people laugh, when you don’t know a quarter of the many issues on their minds and in their hearts isn’t an easy task. Comedians all over the world suffer bad days. #DKB had one bad night and so what? We suddenly forget all the many great nights he’s had? We suddenly forget how he’s cracked people up time and again on many different platforms? Give the man a break! One bad night isn’t enough to say he’s not funny! “

 

 

 

 

 

 

George first garnered acclaim 14 years ago when he made an appearance in the hit TV comedy series, Taxi Driver (which also featured Mikki Osei Berko as his Uncle, Master Richard). Little did many know that the man widely known as Aboagye had made his debut television appearance 4 years earlier in 1995, when he played Ghana’s former president, Jerry John Rawlings in George Laing’s classic kids TV show, Kyekyekule.  George grew up with dreams of becoming a rapper, a lawyer, a marketer, even a DJ, but never an actor.

In 2001/2002, George played the lead role in his first international movie alongside top UK stars Maynard Eziashie (The Contract, Ace Ventura), Jimmy Akingbola (Holby City, Habibti), Naomie Harris (Skyfall, Pirates of the Caribbean,) and a host of others in “Anansi”- a dramatic Odyssey of three young men and a lady surviving a perilous stowaway expedition from Ghana to Europe. It was produced by Germany’s Avista Film and Brainpool with support from the media program for the European Union and shot on locations in Ghana, Morocco, Germany and Spain.

13th February 2006, this Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) degree holder from the University of Ghana, Legon would leave his high flying and enviable Technical Director Position at Village Communications to take up a much lower copy writer role with the Multiple Concepts Group/Charterhouse Ghana. A group he never regrets as it set his life in the right direction.

Having hosted and produced a few corporate events, wedding receptions, parties and other small events here and there, George will step up to his biggest show yet, when he  hosts Charterhouse’s night of 1004 laughs and music at the National Theatre.

Between 2006 and 2017 George would go on to host and produce all editions of the comedy show alongside the team at Charterhouse, discovering Ghana’s funniest man today, Funny face along the way. He also produced award winning shows like it takes two, Agoro, stars of the future, the Goodlife game show and a host of other events including the ever prestigious Ghana Music Awards.

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“You Do All” – Samini APPLAUDS Shatta Wale as they freestyle LIVE ON AIR

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Reggae/dancehall star Emmanuel Samini, simply known by his surname, was on Starr FM’s Starr Chat Wednesday August 16, discussing his life and musical journey (which started in 2004).

Responding to questions posed to him by host and EIB Network CEO Bola Ray, he addressed a number of touch issues including Marijuana use, his beef with Shatta Wale, his personal life, his forthcoming 7th studio album, among others.

On his take on the use of the Marijuana, the Linda star opined that as it was legal elsewhere, the country could capitalise on it and grow it in commercial quantities for foreign income specifically:

“There are countries that have made fortunes from exporting marijuana and it’s not just for smoking or recreational use, I’m talking about the other 33,000 uses of the plant. We can make jeans fabric from the plant, we can make oil from the plant. If Ghana’s economy is struggling and there’s a plant not meant to be used on the streets of Ghana, let’s plant it and export it to the streets that they use it and collect money from them. Because they have legalized it there, so why not send it to them. A farmer who has a good soil who can grow acres of marijuana should be able to grow it, package it and send it to who buys it so that we make money for the economy,” he explained.

He also spoke on his role in colleague dancehall act Shatta Wale’s rise to prominence, pointing out that their lyrical beef was instrumental in shooting the Kakai man up: “He [Shatta Wale] should always say thanks to the blueprint [Samini] because I’ve been there and he looked at me, targeted me, he threw shots at me because I was on top and still at the top, he knows that. So I became his main target, so now I guess he is even tired of answering questions about my name because wherever you will go, I promise you that they will ask you: what’s your problem with the artiste Samini?”.

Samini also recounted putting Wale on his 2004 nationwide tour, placed him among his top three dancehall acts in the country currently, and inadvertently influencing the SM frontman’s change of name to Shatta Wale.

Towards the end of the thrilling conversation, Shatta Wale was raised on the line, and both acts lauded each other’s contributions to the genre and the industry as a whole. “You Do All’, Samini said to Shatta Wale, before they delved into a historic freestyle session live in air.

Shatta Wale appeared on last year’s edition of Samini’s “Saminifest” concert, a gesture announcing the end of their prolonged beef. They’re also reportedly working on projects together, as well as a world tour.

Watch the interview below:

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Vanessa Gyan Gives Back To Uni Students

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Vanessa Gyan may be off the airwaves at the moment but that isn’t stopping her from making an impact.

The television/radio personality is using social media to assist University students. Just last week, Gyan gave away phone credit to 5 deserving students from various universities but it doesn’t stop there. This morning, Vanessa brought a smile to yet another University student by the name of Kyei Francisca who attends the University for Development Studies. The host of Sincerely, Vee gifted Kyei with 400 Ghana Cedis and a goodies bag filled with her favorite beauty products.

Throughout the next few weeks, Vanessa will continue to use social media as a means to connect to students.

Vanessa is also gearing up for two major projects to end 2017; Xo, We Care! and the Post Pregnancy Boujie Express both happening on Dec. 1st, 2017 in Accra. Although, Vanessa hasn’t released many details on each of the projects, according to her various social media accounts, The Sincerely, Vee Foundation will take Accra by storm on Dec. 1st.
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Accusations, Flaring Tempers & Cuss Words!!! Becca and Samini Clash Live On Empire 102.7Fm

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What was meant to be a Fan interaction turned out rather Fun and bizarre as two of Ghana’s celebrated music stars squared-up on live radio.

King of African Dancehall; Samini, was guest in the studios of Takoradi based Empire102.7Fm with host of Empire Drive; Joseph Kumi as part of his musical tour when Afro-pop diva; Becca called in during a phone-in segment to make outrageous claims against the Ghanaian music legend.

The live radio incident is only best for your hearing.

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Happy FM Revamps with Exciting New Programs

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Happy 98.9FM, Ghana’s number one sports station, as part of measures to continue providing relevant and credible content to its listeners, is revamping with some exciting new programs which covers from sports, entertainment to current affairs.

The revamp –codenamed  ‘Happy Asesa’ –which will take place on August 21 is aimed at not only furnishing the Happy FM listeners with the best programs meant to educate and entertain them, but also to be a game changer in radio broadcasting across the country.

Some of the Programs include ‘Ayekoo Drive’ which airs from Monday- Friday at 6pm-10pm.

An all-new current affairs show that places emphasis on accountability, charging people in authority to be responsible and living up to expectation, is part of the revamped Happy FM. The show dubbed ‘Epa Hoa, Daben?’ airs on Monday- Friday from 2pm-5pm.

Speaking about the revamped Happy FM and the new exciting programs, Kwesi Sarpong, Programs Manager for Happy FM said “ The new and exciting shows on Happy FM are meant to bring a new flavor into the lives of the general public.

“Change is a good thing and that is why the Happy FM team keep working hard to bring the best to our listeners every time.  We entreat our listeners to continue patronizing the revamped Happy FM,” he said.

He added that as part of the revamp, Anopa Bosuo Sports, which airs everyday at 6am-10am, would have a facelift where a strong panel of gurus in the sporting fraternity will digest issues affecting your world of sports.

“An all new ‘Nsem Pii’ which airs from 12pm-2pm Monday to Friday, will be coming out with more controversial social issues that will send shivers down your spine.

“The repackaged Wamputu airs from 5pm-6pm daily. The show will bring you all the intriguing breaking news and all the in-depth analysis and gossips around the world of sports,” Mr Sarpong disclosed.

Listeners can also tune in to ‘Adwuma Mre Nie’, a revamped brunch show on Happy FM, which airs on 10am-12pm. The repackaged show on Happy 98.9fm will contain all the nutrients that will make you feel good because it’s full of varieties.

Patrons are encouraged to stay tuned as the station rolls out all these exciting shows on the new Happy FM on August 21.

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HURRAY! Gifty Anti, Nana Ansah Kwao welcome baby girl

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Veteran media personality and host of  Standpoint (GTV) has reportedly welcomed her first child today, August 11.

47, she tied the knot with fellow broadcaster Nana Ansah Kwao, who is also the Chief of Adumasa. This is welcome news for citizens of Adumasa (Eastern Ghana), who are said to have commenced preparations for the royal naming ceremony.

This is the first baby from the union, which started in 2015.

 

 

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Acid burns victim back in Ghana after successful first phase of surgery

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Henrietta Amoah, the lady whose boyfriend doused her with acid, is back in Ghana from New Delhi- India where she under-went the first phase of surgery successfully.

Accompanied by her mother, Henrietta visited Happy FM to express their gratitude to the station after supporting her with an amount of GHc50,000 through the award winning social programme “NSEM PII” hosted by Pastor Nyansa Boakwa where scores of listeners contributed towards her surgery.

Speaking on NSEM PII after her return, she showed gratitude and revealed that she is feeling better now than before.

“I am grateful to all for the support they gave me which enabled me go through the first phase of the surgery. I am okay now and I feel happy and better than the state I was in previously.” She told Happy FM.

Before the surgery, she could not close her eyes because there was no flesh covering her eyes, as the acid took away all flesh on her face including her eyes which hurt her badly when it came into contact with the sun.

She stated that she can now close her eyes and see as well. “I could not close my eyes before, because the flesh on my eyes peeled off by the acid. But thanks be unto God, I can close my eyes now. My mother has to check on me because sometimes I close my eyes very hard and water starts dripping.” Henrietta added.

“I can also see now” she told Nyansah.

They had to return to Ghana because of the high cost of hotel bills in India. The doctors are also finding a cell that will suit her eyes to enable her see properly.

The Ghana police has offered her another support to go for the completion of the surgery scheduled very soon.

 

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