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Naa Ashorkor delivers baby boy



Starr FM’s Naa Ashorkor, who has been off the airwaves for sometime now on maternity leave, has reportedly delivered a baby boy.

The broadcaster tied the knot a couple of years ago to Ahuma Cabutey Adodoadji, whom she dated for seven years, and this marks a new frontier in their union.

Also host of  the TV shows Just The Law (April Communications) and Tales From The Powder Room (GH One TV) Ashorkor has made a name for herself as an award-winning actress, appearing in several high – profile films and stage performances.

Ashorkor also comperes the Miss Malaika beauty pageant, and is the brain behind inspirational platform Starr Woman Project. 

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Kofi Siriboe covers Dec/Jan edition of ESSENCE magazine



Ghanaian Hollywood star Kofi Siriboe covers the latest edition of top fashion magazine ESSENCE. The

The Danielle Kwateng-Clark piece describes the Queen Sugar star as “a young man with ambition”, who’s  “constantly delving deeper into his love of film and heritage”.

Conversation with the K Brothers: On Identity, Heritage, Purpose, and Spirit

 Only 23, Kofi is member of the “First African Family of Hollywood”, which also consists brothers and fellow actors  Kwame Boateng and Kwesi Boakye.

Read excerpts below: 

To truly know Kofi Siriboe is to love a young man with ambition. Yes, that skin, beard, perfect white teeth and toned stature immediately grab your attention. But behind the 6’2″ frame is a deeply conscious 23-year-old man constantly delving deeper into his love of film and heritage.

In his second season of OWN’s Queen Sugar, the talent plays Ralph Angel, the youngest brother of the Bordelon family reclaiming his birth right as a co-owner of their sugar cane farm. Balancing the process of redemption with fatherhood and business, his character is constantly challenged to step up to something greater than he ever expected.

“When I read the description, Ralph Angel was in a hard place,” the Ghanaian-American actor told ESSENCE in the Dec 2017/Jan 2018 issue.


“He was with his son and about to rob a liquor store, but I didn’t see him as aggressive. I just thought he was broken. Even though I have not been incarcerated and don’t have a son, I remember a time when I felt broken. I also know what it’s like to try so hard and feel as if the world is against you.”

For Siriboe, he’s also trying hard to make his mark in the world with his debut project, Jump. He wrote, produced, directed and starred in the film about mental health. And then there was Girls Trip, the box-office hit he starred in that grossed over $100 million. But near and dear to his journey is fostering a deeper understanding of his African roots.

“In first grade I was asked ‘What’s your favorite food?’ I said, ‘Fufu,’ and everybody laughed. I also remember asking my teacher not to say my full name, Nana-Kofi [Nana means ‘son of kings’]. Last year I went to Kumasi, in Ghana, for the first time and met the king, whose real name is Nana.”

“I didn’t always understand the roots that are woven into my name, but that realization is happening now.”


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Yvonne Nelson covers WOW Magazine; talks pregnancy, marriage, God…




Actress Yvonne Nelson recently put to bed in Accra. A recent WOW Magazine feature sees her divulge her thoughts on marriage, childbirth, her partner among other things, while displaying a glorious baby bump in excellent images.

32, the actress gave birth on October 29.

A multiple-award-winner, Nelson has starred in over a hundred movies including  ‘Princess Tyra,’ ‘Single and Married,’ ‘One Night in Vegas,’ ‘Heart of Men,’ and ‘The Game,’

Yvonne Nelson has in the past, been reportedly romantically involved with footballer Derek Boateng, Ghanaian broadcaster Jon Germain, Nigerian artistes Ice Prince, Davido and Inyanya.


Below are excerpts from the feature:


Okay talking about mum, how does she feel about the pregnancy? 

“My mum, she used to be so big on marriage, she was very traditional, marriage then baby, until I got pregnant, its like everything changed, I guess your priority obviously changes to something else. She is now more concerned about the Baby.” She brushes a strand of hair out of her eyes.

“She doesn’t pressure me anymore with marriage you know, like its not like I am engaged or married or anything, it’s just that when it happens, it happens. As a woman you cannot marry yourself.”


So you are not like a traditional girl that would rather be married before a child

“I believe if I say that, people might say I am not setting a good example, but I think society is just too hard on most of us. The fact is she adds, “Its good to get married, it’s the right thing to do, but then again if you are a woman and you think you are getting to a certain age and you want to have kids and you meet a responsible guy who hasn’t yet proposed but wants to do the same thing, it depends on you and him.

You can go ahead and do it, if u think the guy is right and responsible and he makes you happy, why not?” Marriage nowadays is just ceremony and a huge wedding. The whole marriage thing, that name is just so scary.”


I wondered if the pregnancy was planned, “It was and the truth of the matter is, it’s been something that I have been waiting for since I turned 29.” With a grin on her face she continued, “On my 30th Birthday I was in Venice in Italy. I remember the night before my Birthday, I called my mum and I was crying, I cried, I was so sad, I was seeing someone else then and he was an ideal guy and everything. He took me there for my birthday and he proposed,” looking up to the clear blue sky, almost shy, “but I didn’t put it online, I’m not one of those people that would make a lot of noise on stuffs like that.” She began to caress her bump, “He is somebody I would have loved to have a family with but then he wanted me to move to London.”

Rolling her eyes, “My whole life was going to change because of him and its not something you should do, you don’t have to change your whole life because of a man because of your marriage. I am sure most people do, so in the long run it didn’t workout and although I had been praying for a man like that. I had nothing I was doing in the UK, so I decided that I just had to chill, maybe see what the future holds and keep praying for someone else to come around.” The she starts laughing so hard, “Its quite funny because someone proposed and I didn’t even get to have a baby for the person and then this person who hasn’t proposed I’m having a baby for him, so it’s a vibe, it’s friendship, its understanding, its how happy the person makes you, its not about someone putting a rock on your finger and you forget.”

I was curious to know her reaction when she first knew she was pregnant “I wasn’t sure but I suspected I was. I was in London at the time with my man. I was so ready I knew this was what I wanted at this moment in my life. I pray to God all the time and I tell Him that I want to start a family and have kids of my own, it was part of my prayers so I just knew that I’m not married but this is what I want to do. So when I did a test and it came out positive, I was truly happy.” But the hard part was having to tell my mum, she said wide eyed, almost like she was still afraid. “I waited for my mum she had just returned from a trip, I remember telling her I was pregnant and she was so shocked and her first words were but you are not married and I replied her back yes mum I know and then it was a long conversation.” Yvonne credits her mum for being so supportive through her pregnancy “right now she is just so happy and so am I.”


I pray to God all the time and I tell Him that I want to start a family and have kids of my own, it was part of my prayers.

As the crew set up on the beach, we took a short walk on the beach, soaking our legs in the water as we chatted some more. “It’s a girl you know, she continued, and her dad is very excited too.” He is not a first time dad, but he is super happy and very supportive. He is British and such a great person, I admire how amazing he is with kids and I respect him for that.” She suddenly has a smile on her face that seemed permanent, “He takes very great care of me.”

I wonder what I would do first if I fall pregnant, “I was so paranoid because I don’t think I have been to the hospital ever, but I got pregnant and I had go to the hospital like every 2 weeks, you know all these different test one must undergo and its scary you know because its your first time. You just don’t know what to expect. People don’t tell you these things.” She laughs “And from the fifth month I began to hide, when I’m buying something from a store an attendant would come over to the car and attend to me. I have been doing stuffs my self, I stopped attending events, I sometimes cook myself and all that but I still produced and done some other stuff, I don’t have a House help so I get to do something’s myself but seeing the baby bump, the new mum got emotional, “That day it was just everything. I have just been appreciating God the entire time because you can feel something moving in there of course you cannot see the baby but you can feel it. That alone is just a miracle you know aside that it hasn’t been an exciting time because its not easy, I always say wow you guys should have told me how pregnancy is and often they would tell you to sleep on your left side and you cant and you eventually have to sleep on your right side.” Laughs, “My pregnancy has been in-between, I have had some down times.” She needs a drink so we walk back to set and she continues, “I knew I would be needing my family around as its my first time, that’s why I decided to stay back in Ghana, I would have been so hard without my family.”

She gets a cold malt drink and I wanted to know if she and her man were talking marriage in the future, “Marriage is scary but off course I would love to have my child to have a Dad around. We would have to have the ideal family setting. As I said I cant marry myself some one would have to marry me off course. So yeah when it happens I will be glad. I don’t want to put pressure on anyone.”


Interview courtesy WOW Magazine.

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“Africa, I’m Coming Home” Project” Kick-Starts In Ghana



Big Events in partnership with the Africa HomeComing Group have interacted with the media on their forthcoming AFRICA I’M COMING HOME” Project at Holiday Inn Hotel days ago.

Tipped to be the biggest event in this calendar year for Africans Abroad, the “AFRICA I’M COMING HOME” project is designed to facilitate the return of Africans from the Diaspora who wants to visit permanently relocate to the continent.

With countless Africans in the diaspora itching to visit or permanently move home, The ‘AFRICA I’M COMING HOME” project seeks to simplify the processes involved in visitation and permanent relocation to Africa from any part of the world.

Speaking at the event organised to introduce the initiative to the people of Ghana, CEO of Big Events, Mr. Prince Mackay, said that his outfit and Africa HomeComing Group (AHG) will serve as the trusted advisory organisations for Africans abroad.

“We will do this by organizing and hosting yearly events that educates and promotes the return to Africa project. The events will be used as a major marketing tool and vehicle for those seeking to return or contemplating the idea”.

He indicated that as part of event to throw light on the project and create a warm atmosphere for ‘returnees’, musical concerts, theatre arts and detailed introduction to the continent and it landmarks through tourism will be organised annually.

‘The annual event will take the form of a festival tailored to promote Africa to Africans as home for everyone with root in the continent.

“We aim to first start hosting such events in Ghana a country identified as being the gateway to Africa; and also first Sub-Saharan African Country to regain independence against colonial rule,” he said.

From Ghana, the train will move to other countries in the West African Sub-Region and to other parts of the continent.

“Beyond being driven by periodic social events, we will ensure that information on the continent is readily available year-round”

“This will be done in collaboration with organisations and individuals with specialty in Housing, Healthcare, Jobs, Business formation, Education, Transportation, Culture, Security and technology and social and cultural integration just to name a few.”

Big Events and AHC Group will also have a team of Diaspora Representatives who will be the direct liaison/ case workers for returnees/repatriates.

They will represent each of the following locations; The United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, Rest of the world for specific African country starting with Ghana.


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OBITUARY: Father of Hollywood actor Peter Osei Mensah passes…



The death is reported of the father of Ghanaian Hollywood star Peter Osei Mensah. The sad event is said to have happened on Tuesday, November 7 in Kumasi.

Until his death, Mr. Mensah was proprietor of Mount Olivet School at Odeneho Kwadaso.

Of British ancestry, the actor is best-known for his roles in Tears of the SunHidalgo300Dead Space, Starz original series, Spartacus: Blood and SandSpartacus: Gods of the Arena, and Spartacus: Vengeance.

Mensa hails from Chiraa in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana and relocated at a young age  to Hertfordshire, England with his family.

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For her performance in the Peter Sedufia’s  “Keteke”, Ghana’s Lydia Forson has been named Best Actress at this year’s Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).

Acknowledging the prize via Instagram Sunday morning, the actress was full of praise to Sedufia,  and co-star Adjetey Annang for their immense help in bringing out her character.

On Peter Sedufia’s “Keteke”

 A week-long annual festival held in Nigeria, it also consists workshops for industry people. It was founded in 2010 by Chioma Ude, and this year, came off from October 29 to November 4,  with the AFRIFF Globe Awards crowning proceedings at the Eko Hotel & Suites.

A truly glamorous ceremony, it was graced by respected names as Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Kate Henshaw, Ramsey Nouah, Kunle Afolayan, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Kunle Idowu and Olu Jacobs,  Bolanle Austen-Peters, Ini Dima Okojie, Linda Ejiofor, Omoye Uzamere, Nonso Bassey and Fred Amata.

Some 150 feature length, short, documentaries and student films were screened this year.



Best Actor

Ibrahim Koma,  Wulu (Mali)

 Best Actress

 Lydia Forson, Keteke (Ghana)

 Special Jury Mention

 Alter Ego (Nigeria)

 Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film

 Hakkunde (Nigeria)

 Best Screenplay

 Wulu (Mali)

 Best Director

 Alain Gomis, Felicite (Senegal)

 Audience Choice Award

 The Lost Café (Nigeria)

 Best Student Short

 The Fall (South Africa)

 Best Short Film

 1745 (UK)

 Best Animation

 Huse Met Lang Ore (South Africa)

 Best Documentary

 We Have Never Been Kids (Egypt)

 Best Feature Film

 I Am Not a Witch (Zambia/UK)

Image Credit: Adeolu Adeniyi photography

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IROKOtv Lands in Ghana with Jackie Appiah



This week sees the official launch of IROKOtv in Ghana. The home of Nollywood and Ghanaian movies, and Africa’s leading digital entertainment company, has landed in Accra, to bring the best movies and original TV series to Ghanaian fans. Some of the most recent movies and TV series include Stalemate, Ghana Must Go and Black and White.

Launched by Ghanaian superstar Jackie Appiah, IROKOtv has rolled out over 25 bright pink kiosks across Accra, that will enable users to download Ghanaian and Nigerian movies and TV series directly onto their mobile devices, without using any of their data allowance. Kiosks can be found in areas including Accra Mall, A & C Mall, Oxford Street Osu, VVIP Circle, KFC Haatso, Pure Fire Ministry Achimota, Adenta SSNIT Fats, Accra Polytechnic, National Lottery, Accra Central and Lagos Avenue.

Jackie Appiah says: “I have worked with IROKOtv since their earliest days, and am so proud that they are now coming to Accra to bring even more amazing Ghanaian and Nollywood content to our fans here. The IROKOtv app is really easy to use, the selection of movies is really impressive and now, especially with the free downloads from the kiosks, it couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re in hair and makeup on-set, which is where I often catch up on my content, or you’re on the trotro headed to work, you can watch your favourite stars anytime, anywhere”.

IROKOtv will be launching across Accra with a team of nearly 30 and expect the number of staff to increase to 140 by the end of November, to bring 100% Ghanaian and Nigerian movies and TV series to subscribers’ mobile phones, for only GHC 25 for a one year subscription. IROKOtv kiosks will be staffed six days a week – from Monday to Saturday – and movie fans can purchase subscriptions, download the app on their smart phones,  and download movies directly onto their phone, data free. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Users can visit any of the kiosks and an agent will help them download the IROKOtv app on the user’s mobile device or tablet.

Step 2: The agent will also help the user subscribe to IROKOtv, facilitate offline payments and also provide free data download of the subscribers choice of Ghanaian and Nigerian movies or TV Series.

Step 3: Users can enjoy their download movies at their own convenience – anytime, anywhere, anyplace.

Jason Njoku, CEO of IROKO says: “Ghanaian movies and Nollywood are part of the fabric of African entertainment; the very best of African storytelling. We know that our Ghanaian neighbours cannot get enough great content, but that data costs have all too often been prohibitive to them watching content online. We hope that with the launch of the IROKOtv kiosks across Ghana that provide data-free downloads, and a one year subscription to IROKOtv at just GHC 25, we will be able to build an even bigger community of online Nollywood fans here in Ghana”.

IROKO is the world’s largest online distributor of African content. Launched in December 2010 as a YouTube channel, NollywoodLove, the company launched a dedicated movie platform on 1 December 2011 and has raised $40 million in funding from Tiger Global, Kinnevik and RISE Capital and the company has offices in Lagos, London, New York and Accra.


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