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Nadia Buari Premieres New Film, October 28!

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Award-winning actress and producer, Nadia Buari will be premiering her latest movie, Deranged at the Silverbird Cinemas ( Accra and West Hills Mall) on Saturday October 28.
The psychological thriller is Nadia’s second production since she has also become a producer.
It is a captivating tale of a young girl who falls for her teacher and it is the motion picture to watch out for in the month of October  2017.
Deranged  promises a lot of entertainment and also moral lessons to learn from as it silently create awareness for the need to pay attention to persons with mental ailment.
It stars all time best actor Ramsey Nouah , Zynnell Zuh , Priscilla Opoku Agyeman (Ahuofe Patri), Pascaline Edwards , Jason E.L Agha, Henry Prempeh and Lisbeth Lopez Acquah among others.
Produced by John N. Okwugo and directed by Jameel Buari, Nadia is the executive producer.
The grand premiere will have some of the biggest names in African entertainment industry come walk the red carpet in Accra on October 28 2017.
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No Oscars for Ghana @ 2018 Event!

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Ghana will not be represented at the 2018 Oscars, because the Ghana Foreign Language Committee could not nominate any of the films submitted to the Committee. The Chairman of the Committee, Professor Linus Abraham announced this in Accra.

The committee found that none of the three (3) films submitted met the submission requirements for the Foreign Language Oscars. That automatically disqualified them from being nominated.

 According to Professor Abraham, the committee detected various anomalies with the submissions of all three films, “and so the committee had not choice but to disqualify them, to preserve the integrity of the committee and of Ghana’s participation in the Oscars.”

 Out of the three films submitted to the Committees Secretariat, Professor Abraham noted that one stood out, with the potential of being nominated; but it unfortunately did not meet the Academy’s release requirements.

Any film submitted must have first been released in its country of origin, theatrically for seven consecutive days, before it’s VOD release. The film did not meet that requirement.

 The submitted films also failed to use the committee’s standards of submission, which required submitting the films via film freeway and also supplying the committee with 20 DVD copies.

The Oscars have a very strict regime for submission of films. The Foreign Language Selection Committee held a workshop in Ghana in June 2017 with resource persons who took filmmakers through the submission process. Unfortunately, there was a dismal representation of active Ghanaian filmmakers at the workshop. This underscored the multiple mistakes made by the filmmakers who submitted their films.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the list of foreign language films selected for next years Oscars. Among them, Kenya, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique and South Africa are representing the African continent.

 

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Actor Majid Michel talks MASTURBATION, biggest acting cheque etc on Bola Ray’s STARR CHAT!

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Popular Ghanaian actor Majid Michel  was on Starr FM’s personality programme Starr Chat yesterday, October 4, discussing his life and journey thus far.

The tell-all conversation his EIB boss and celebrated broadcaster Boa Ray saw him admit to masturbation,  the highest he has ever been paid for a movie, among other issues.

“I think that every adolescent has masturbated before,” Michel opined about the controversial topic of self-pleasure adding, “I feel guilty about it, I feel very dirty about it…there’s a lot of debate about masturbation being a sin or not but I think it’s a sin.

“There is nothing said about it in the bible, nowhere in the scripture…[but] it is a sin completely.”, he further stated.

He also disclosed that he charges a minimum of $15, 000 for each movie he currently stars in, adding that his biggest acting cheque was $35, 000.

Nicknamed shaker from the 90s TV series Things We Do for Love, the performer/ minister is alumnus of the Mfansipim School (Cape Coast), and has starred in about 50 movies in all. The 37- year old is a multiple-award winer and is married with three kids.

Listen to the entire conversation below:

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“Investors couldn’t see the value in Funding an African story” – Blitz The Ambassador laments as he wraps up debut film #TheBurialOfKojo

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Ghanaian artist Samuel Bazawule (Blitz the Ambassador) has rounded up shooting his first feature film The Burial of Kojo.

A month-long project, completing the film did not come without challenges. Taking to social media portal Facebook.com, the rapper bemoaned how difficult it was to secure sponsorship for the work merely because it was coming from these parts: ” This has been a real test of will and commitment. Every investor we approached turned down the project. They just couldn’t see the value in funding an African story. We lost essential crew, cast and producers along the way. ” he posted.

That notwithstanding, filming has successfully been completed, and the work is expected to be published in coming months.

Read his full post below:

After 4 weeks of intense filming in Ghana, our debut feature film #TheBurialOfKojo has officially wrapped. Thanks to the AMAZING Cast & Crew. This has been a real test of will and commitment. Every investor we approached turned down the project. They just couldn’t see the value in funding an African story. We lost essential crew, cast and producers along the way. But eventually we have triumphed!!! Extremely blessed to Write, Produce, Direct and Self Fund my first feature. Thanks for those who stood by me through it all. Hope y’all are ready for some magic!!! #LetNothingStopYou
#TheBurialOfKojo  #SurviveOrDie

 

See BTS images from the shooting:

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Chris Attoh/ Damilola marriage OVER!

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Actors Chris Attoh and wife Damilola Adegbite have ended their marriage after two years. The pair tied the knot on Valentine’s Day of 2015,  and are parents to a son.

Chris Attoh confirmed the news to Nigerian online portal Bella Naija. This brings to sleep several months of rumour surrounding the state of their union.

“I believe throughout our marriage, it has probably been one of the most challenging things we have ever done, however, the key word is balance. At times when we both had to work, our parents would be there to hold the fort. God bless family because they were and still are very supportive.”

“However, since the divorce, we are obviously now reworking things to create a new balance between work, spending time with and raising our son.”, Chris disclosed.

He also indicated that things remain amicable between them: “Dami is a wonderful woman and an amazing mother. Despite our differences, she and I will always be friends”

“So more than anything we will find ways to continue to make sure that Brian can still have a balanced upbringing filled with love and support. Both our families have been and are still very supportive in helping us take care of our son Brian when we can’t be there due to work,” he also indicated.

The pair met onset TV series Tinsel, and have co-starred in a number of movies, most notably the Shirley Frimpong- Manso film “12 Hours to Christmas”.

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IMAGES: Nikki Samonas and Jasmine Baroudi Celebrate With Jack Daniels

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September marks the birthday of Jack “Jasper Newton” Daniels, the legendary craftsman who founded the “Jack Daniels” brand and continues to make his mark on the world today with the world’s finest whiskey.

Because no-one knows his exact date of birth; Jack Daniels is celebrating (Mr.) Jack’s birthday all month long with celebrity birthday celebrants within the month.

Delectable screen goddesses, Nikki Samonas and Jasmine Baroudi looked fab and stunning last Saturday night as they hosted their birthdays with Jack Daniels inside the plush Venus Lounge in OSU.

The AccraNightlyf Group and Jack Daniels promised a fun night and delivered a scintillating affair.

Guests were welcomed unto an artsy  yet glamorous red carpet set up reminiscent of “Mr. Jack’s Room”  and featured an on- going live graffiti painting of Mr. Jack, leading into the fun photo area complete with Jack Daniels props.

It set the tone for a fun and memorable night.

A consistently good playlist was served throughout the night by Live Fm’s Sheldon the Turn Up, budding DJ, Wallpaper and the best female DJ in Ghana, DJ Nyce.

Venus Lounge was lit as a capacity crowd made up of the city’s upwardly mobile socialites partied their way into the morning with Mr. Jack.

This was the kickoff event in the #CelebrateWithJack  Birthday party series which moves next to the CHAMPS Bar this Friday, 22nd September for a special Karaoke Party dubbed, “WHEN JACK SINGS.”

 

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Let’s sit up and stop blaming TV Stations for airing foreign Content – Francis Afortey Mensah

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Ghanaian movie producer Francis Afotey Mensah has called on filmmakers and producers to improve the quality of their movies and stop blaming TV stations who air foreign contents more than local contents.

According to him through the efforts of some key industry players to ban TV stations from airing more foreign content is very commendable, there’s a need for filmmakers to take a critical look at the movies they churn out.

He argues that TV stations are in to make a profit and will only air content that is in high demand with a view to making more money.

Francis Afortey Mensah who is the CEO of Flores Sports and media made these known in an exclusive interview with Cypress Ghana on the current state of the Ghanaian movie industry.

He called on key players in the industry to carry out necessary research to enable them to determine why the fortunes of the industry are dwindling and what should be done to revamp it. He also suggested that those in the technical aspects of filmmaking should upgrade their skills by undergoing foreign training.

He said ” there is a concern that the industry is dying but we are blaming everybody but ourselves, we are also part of the problem, we should take innovative steps and should be creative in our stories and production quality” he added.

He, however, called on the government to support the Ghanaian movie industry by funding and sponsoring filmmakers to gain skills on how to make quality films which in turn will contribute to the economy of the nation.

Francis recently premiered his movie “Seasons In A Vow” which features Kafui Danku, Roselyn Ngissah, Ivan Amenyedor, Jessica Avevor,  Stella Amarh, sensational gospel singer Qwesi Oteng and among others.

His concerns follow last week’s demonstration by filmmakers against tv stations for showing more foreign contents.

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