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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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This year’s Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards is slated for Saturday 14th July 2018, at InterContinental Hotel in London. Ahead of the highly sought-after event, nominations have been open across 11 categories.

Inaugurated in Porchester Hall in October 2010,  the scheme, which has seen such prestigious persons as actor Idris Elba, Fuse ODG, veteran boxer Azumah Nelson, as well as EIB boss Bola Ray all awarded for their contribution across various spectrums.

The categories include Made in Ghana Award, Efie Ne Fie Award, Innovation & Technology Award, Leisure & Tourism Award, Sustainable Agriculture Award, Humanitarian Award, Ghanaian Association of the Year Award, Charity of the Year Award, Rising Star Award, Professional of the Year Award, and Student Achiever of the Year Award.

CEO of GUBA Enterprise Mrs Dentaa Amoateng MBE, submitted the following regarding the importance of the nomination process:

“The call for nominations is a crucial part of the GUBA Awards. The process allows for the public to have their say and bring forth a wide array of talented and deserving individuals. I urge everyone to participate in this process, to bring to light the talents that go unrecognised.”

This year, nominations can be filed via between March 20 to April 10, 2018.


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Juliet Asante Appointed NAFTI Board Member



Famed Ghanaian filmmaker and CEO of the Black Star International Film Festival, Juliet Asante, has been sworn in alongside 9 others, as Board Member of the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) on March 14.

She was sworn in by Education Minister and Manhyia South MP, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who reiterated the government’s  desire to ” empower the future generations to achieve great heights in the quest for academic achievement and excellence in order to facilitate the transformation of Ghana through the creative and media arts industries.”

The minister also  tasked the board to reinstate the past glory of NAFTI as the best film institute in Africa. other members who constitute the board include Dr. Samuel Anyetei (Rector of NAFTI), Mr. John Yaw Adjei Appiah (Representative of the Ministry of Information), Mr. Ernest Boateng (Representative for Ministry of Education), Mr. Daniel Owusu-Nyampong (representative of the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation), Mr. Ernest Kofi Abbeyquaye (Ghana Film Industry), Professor Kofi Agyekum (School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana), Mr. George Oppong (Centre for National Culture), and Mr. Ivan Quashigah (Association of Cinematographic Film Exhibitors and Directors). The nomination of the representative of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation is still pending.

Alumnus of both University of Ghana and University of Cape Coast, Juliet Asante holds a Masters Degrees in Public Administration and Public Policy,  from the Harvard Kennedy University. She also used to run Eagle Drama and has had stints lecturing at the Accra Polytechnic, and last fall,  at Webster University, Ghana as Mass Communication.

Image Credit: Facebook / Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

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Sidechic Gang! Peter Sedufia premieres 2nd feature film – SEE IMAGES



Peter Sedufia’s second feature film, Sidechic Gang, was premiered to hundreds at the West Hills Mall in Weija.

Graced by the cast of the comedy, it was a great opportunity for fans to interact with their favourite stars. The film has already received rave reviews for its impressive creative style and overall quality.

Another showing is expected at the Silverbird Cinemas in the Accra Mall tomorrow March 6, at 7pm and 9pm.

The piece is produced by OldFilm Production, which also published award-winning  period piece “Keteke” last year. It stars Nana Ama McBrown, Lydia Forson, Sika Osei, Adjetey Anang, Bernard Nyarko, Eddie Kufour, Akorfa Edjeane among others.

Here are pictures from the premiere:


“Three female friends find out they can make fortunes from exposing cheating husbands and boyfriends after making tons of cash unexpectedly from reporting a cheating husband to the wife.

They quit their ushering job to set up “Sidechic Gang” – an agency solely dedicated to clamping down the side chick menace. Their services are available to only women.

After few exposè, their Sidechic Gang becomes popular, attracting traffic from victims of side chicks. This translates into more cash for them. The men in the town are unhappy with the sudden popularity of the gang.

The Sidechic Gang’s biggest deal is yet to hit them. It comes from a filthy rich man who suspects his fiancée is cheating on him. He is aware the gang does not serve men, but, he is willing to pay anything it costs to justify his suspicion. The gang takes on the task. They know what this means for their bank account. Their greatest opposition, however,  is the many aggrieved men who benefit from the services of side chicks, and would do anything to ensure they fail.

Will the Sidechic Gang succeed in their quest or, the aggrieved men will?”

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Actress Maame Serwaa inks 5 – year management deal



Actress Maame Serwaa, known in real life as Clara Amoateng Benson, has inked a 5-year management deal with Silavus Records.

Detailing the components of the deal at a recent presser, Mark Tetteh, manager for Maame Serwaa, mentioned that Silvanus Records will be managing the actress’ affairs for the next five years.

He added that the deal comes with a house in accra, a car, and an undisclosed amount of money. Silvernus Records also announces that it will finance the ‘Sika Pe’ actress’ tertiary education.

Mr George Benson, Maame Sera’s father, speaking at the event, thanked the firm for taking up the managerial duties of his daughter.

Actors Bill Asamoah, Baby Blanche, Don Little and many other movie makers were all present at the Kumawood star’s unveiling.


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MultiChoice & Africa Magic announce 2018 AMVCAS for September 2018



Following months of speculation and anticipation, Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice, are proud to announce the call to entry for the 2018 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs), the prestigious initiative that honours film and TV talent across the continent. Billed to hold on the 1st of September 2018, this year’s edition of the AMVCAs is proudly sponsored by Konga and supported by Nokia and Heritage Bank.

The AMVCAs were created to celebrate the contribution of African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry and with the success of the previous five editions, preparations are in top gear for the 2018 edition. Entries for the AMVCAs open on the 1st of March and close on the 30th of April, 2018.

Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Director for M-Net West Africa, said: “Nearly one year after the last AMVCAs, we are pleased to announce the call to entry for 2018 edition of the Awards. The African movie and television industry is brimming with exciting talent, and at Africa Magic we contribute to the industry by not only giving these talents the platform to showcase their skills and passion, but by celebrating their achievements whilst also encouraging them to continue honing their craft.”

The AMVCAs celebrate filmmakers in different categories ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography. This year, a number of awards in different categories will be presented ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography. Other categories will include: short film or online video, soundtrack, costume designing, sound and lighting amongst others. For 2018 there are 27 categories in all, with 7 open to viewer voting and 20 decided by the respected AMVCA panel of judges.

Cecil Sunkwa Mills, General Manager, MultiChoice Ghana, expressed his delight at the return of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, saying: “Entertainment is a powerful way to tell our stories; the AMVCA’s brings the African Film industry together around shared passions, and connect us to new realities. As a video entertainment company, and our role is to enrich lives and rewarding the creative industry players for their works cannot be overemphasized”.

Entry for the AMVCAs is free and the closing date for submissions is the 30th of April 2018. Films, made-for-television movies or television series previously entered into or nominated for an award, or awarded a prize in another film and television competition are eligible to be entered for the AMVCAs, and all films, made-for-television movies or television series are eligible for entry to the AMVCA if they are broadcast or publicly screened during the period of October 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2018.



Prepare a 2 to 3 minute long showreel for your online submission.


Log on to and navigate to the submission page.

Step 3

Fill out the submission forms and upload the clip. A unique reference number will be allocated to each completed online submission

Depending on their location, participants should send their entries to either of the following addresses, quoting their unique reference number:

Attention: Hadizat Ibrahim (Nigeria)

Mss Local Productions

4 industrial street, off town planning way, Illupeju, Lagos.

For more information on entry requirements and submission procedures, please log on to



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SOCIAL MEDIA RANKINGS: Shatta Wale, Dumelo, M.anifest among most influential Ghanaians of 2017



Dancehall singer Shatta Wale, actor John Dumelo, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
 have all emerged the most prominent personalities on social media in the country.

Put together by Avance Media, in partnership with  CliQAfrica, eazzysocial and Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, the rankings also sees rapper Sarkodie, Becca, soccer star Christian Atsu, and Pastor Mensah Otabil.

These persons were evaluated across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout 2017 and aside their total followership; Growth Difference, Engagements, Post Reach and Mentions in 2017 were also considered in the research for this ranking.

Potential entrants onto the ranking include the likes of Ameyaw Debrah, Edem, and R2bees.

The list is based on the GSMR Score was analysed from their Social Media followings, Growth Difference, Engagements, Post Reaches and Mentions.

Here is the full list of  the top 20 most influential names:

  1. Shatta Wale (Shatta Movement)
  2. Kevin-Prince Boateng
  3. Sarkodie
  4. John Dumelo
  6. Stonebwoy
  7. Michael Essien Foundation
  8. BeccaMusic
  9. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
  10. Kwadwo Asamoah
  11. Funny Face
  12. Jackie Appiah
  13. Kofi Annan
  14. Mensa Otabil
  15. John Dramani Mahama
  16. M.anifest
  17. Dag Heward-Mills
  18. Christian Atsu
  19. Asamoah Gyan
  20. EFYA
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