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EXCLUSIVE: Prince Minkah QUITS Radio XYZ

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Prince Minkah has left Radio XYZ, enewsgh.com can confirm.

Minkah, who was host of the station’s Morning Show for a while, quit on Friday.  Insiders have told this website that the former JOY FM Presenter left after disagreements with managers at the East Legon-based station.

His resignation comes months after the station’s Evening Drive host Elvis Crystyal also left. READ HERE. Crystal has since joined the West Hills Mall-based Pluzz FM, which is under a new direction.

Minkah previously worked with Ultimate FM in Kumasi, CITI FM, Class FM, TV Africa and Pravda Radio on the Spintex Road.

Radio XYZ is owned by former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah. It is sister to TV XYZ, and Power 97.9, also in Accra.

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#BlackStarDelight: Media maven Peace Hyde Featured on CNN 

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Peace Hyde, Forbes Africa’s newly appointed Head of Digital Media and Partnerships/ Correspondent WA, is featured on CNN African voices as a leading change maker and a successful media maven.

Peace Hyde who is also the founder of education not for profit, Aim Higher Africa which has created over 500 grassroots businesses all over Africa, shares her inspirational story from the classroom in the United Kingdom to being one of the most celebrated and respected women in media both at home in Ghana and beyond.

In addition to hosting the hit flagship Forbes Africa TV shows, My Worst Day and Against The Odds with Peace Hyde, which interviews some of the most powerful men and women in the continent on the Pan African business platform CNBC Africa, Hyde also makes time to consistently inspire and empower younger millennials to strive to achieve their fullest potential through mentorship programs.

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Happy FM, Hisense Present Prizes to GPL ‘Predict and Win’ Winners

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Happy FM together with Hisense have rewarded winners of Ghana Premier League ‘Predict and Win’ contest which took place last season.

Jacob Tokoli won a 32 inches LED television set from Hisense for emerging the highest texter and predicting consistently that Aduana Stars would ultimately win the 2017 Ghana Premier League

Winners of last season’s Ghana Premier League, Aduana Stars were  not left out as their feat got rewarded with the same prize as the highest texter.

Ashgold’s Hans Kwofie, who came first in the top scorers chat, also walked away with an LED television set for his thumping exploits during the season.

Programmes Manager for Happy FM, Kwesi Sarpong expressed his elation at the successful run of the promotion and urged all corporate bodies to come on board to support Happy FM in their bid to create excitement in the Ghana Premier League.

“As the number one sports station in the country, we are excited that with support from Hisense, we’ve been able to execute this Predict and Win promotion successfully. We have always delivered on our promise today has been no different. We trust that this partnership will continue into next season so that we can all support the Ghana Premier League in our own small way,” Mr Sarpong said.

Representing Hisense, Marketing Head Hawa Alhassan Kunate said her outfit was impressed with the outcome of the partnership and hope the relationship will continue.

Present at the awards presentation ceremony were the Vice Chairman of the Ghana Football Association Player Status Committee Kofi Manu and the Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s Greater Accra Circles Council Nana Kwame Dankwah.

 

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Multiple Grammy-nominated producer describes Jon Germain’s latest single as “awesome”

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Radio man and R&B crooner Jon Germain’s recent single “Crazy”, is not only widely loved in Ghana, but has also secured him respect from esteemed names on the global music front, such as Grammy-nominated Swedish record producer Lukas Nathanson.

An elated Germain, took to micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday, January 18to share Nathanson’s humbling words with his followers:

Featuring Jada Sparkles, the passionate R&B number (released October 2017), explores love in a way that is both captivating and intimate.

Nathanson (born in 1986), has been associated with top names as Akon, Chris Brown, Boyz II Men, The Saturdays, Priscilla Renea, and Prince Royce. His rating of “Crazy” as awesome, adds to an array of high-profile connoisseurs who have touted Germain’s work as great in the past. It further speaks to the singer’s stature as a respected name in the genre across the continent.

Germain is a popular face in the Ghanaian media landscape; being engaged by such outfits as Choice FM, Metro TV, X FM, and currently Starr FM, but he has also been involved in music since a young age ( he’s a former member of bands MGKK 4 and Van Greene). His 2010 debut THIS IS WHO I AM has been nominated by Channel O, SOUNDCITY, MOAMAS (New York, USA), and the Ghana Music Awards, and has won him laurels at the 4Syte Music Awards Africa, among others.

On-air personality on Accra-based Starr 103.5 FM, Germain’s other singles include “Mary Jane”, and “Threesome”.

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Droves sign up for “Happy FM Dream Wedding”

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Happy FM, Ghana’s number one Sports Station continues with its mission of giving back to society. This time, the station will be fulfilling the dreams of many would-be couples to experience an unforgettable all-expense paid wedding ceremony.

The most sort after event dubbed ‘Happy FM Dream Wedding’ slated for February 14 at Cleaver House in Accra, is a continuation of the Happy FM Valentine Mass Wedding event with a more classy touch and feel.

According to Kwasi Sarpong, Programmes Manager of Happy FM, since ‘Dream Wedding’ was launched last year February 14, 2017, a lot of people have been trooping in to sign up.

Couples that signed up for this year’s ‘Dream Wedding’ are currently undergoing counselling sessions from some renowned pastors and marriage counsellors.

“People are extremely excited about the event and even though we closed registration of couples on December 31, 2017, quite a number of people keep coming to us for registration. The Happy FM ‘Dream Wedding’ will take on a new exciting twist which will leave a lasting memory in the minds of the couples, their family members and friends,’’ Kwasi Sarpong stated.

Mr. Sarpong also said that as part of the activities leading to the 14th, the grooms to be will engage in a cooking contest at the forecourt of Happy FM at Asylum Down on Saturday February 10.

He added that Happy FM is committed to helping couples desirous of getting married by taking on the responsibility of organising the classy event and providing all the necessary resources needed.

 

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GAC Motor Secures Exclusive Rights for Season 2 of “My Worst Day with Peace Hyde”

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Guangzhou Automobile Company (GAC Motor), one of the top five biggest Chinese automobile manufacturers, has secured the exclusive rights for the flagship FORBES AFRICA television show, My Worst Day with Peace Hyde. The partnership comes after the successful launch of the first season, which profiled some of the leading business moguls including Aliko Dangote, Folorunsho Alakija, Tonye Cole, Herman Mashaba, EmirSanusi Lamido Sanusi among many others.

“We are very pleased to have this new partnership with GACMotor. The show has one of the highest viewerships on the Pan-African business channel, CNBC Africa, and has set the benchmark as the most engaging program featuring some of the most successful moguls of our time. To be able to continue the next season with such a prestigious brand like GAC is amazing,” says Peace Hyde, the show’s host and Head of Digital Media and Partnerships and West Africa Correspondent for FORBES AFRICA.

“We are proud to be part of this historic moment with FORBES AFRICA. We believe the two brands share the same vision of excellence and through the My Worst Dayshow, we hope to assure Nigerians that, no matter what they go through, good or bad, they can always rely on GAC Motors,” says Chief Diana Chan, Chairman of Choice International, owner of GAC Motor franchise, Nigeria.

“The FORBES AFRICA brand is renowned for its quality and prestige and we believe the partnership with GAC sits well with the brand. These are the types of people you do not hear from on a daily basis and for one program to be able to pull them together at the same time is a feat worth celebrating,” says Frederic Van de vyver, Head of CNBC Africa, West Africa.

 

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Reboot Your DStv Experience: New & Returning Series on M-Net

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The holiday season may be coming to an end for many but the fun and magic just never stops on M-Net. DStv customers will get a much-needed ‘viewing reboot’ for the new year when some of the fan favourite big series make a dramatic return to the screen and new ones make their debut this January.

Returning Series

Kicking off the entertainment is the much-awaited return of the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy with a double-bill airing on Monday 15 January at 5pm. The Shonda Rhimes-produced series picks up with the team focusing on helping Owens sister after her shocking return from war.  The historical drama Vikings, also returns on the 15th at 6:05pm for more on the saga of the legendary fighters during an age of conflict and conquerors.

Fans of the NCIS franchise sure will be thrilled with the season 9 return of the NCIS Los Angeles. The fast-paced police drama premieres the new season on Thursday 18 January at 6pm.

On Monday 22 January, you better be up and ready for the anticipated second season of multi-Emmy-Award winning drama This is Us. The new season picks up during the Big 3’s 37th birthdays as Randall and Beth debate a big life change and Kate takes the first step in pursuing a new passion. Golden Globe-nominated dramedy. Tune in at 6pm.

Reality talent show fans are also in for a treat with the return of The Voice on Friday 26 January at 5pm. This season, original series judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are joined by Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson to find out who the next winner of this singing competition will be.

There is also something in store for culinary lovers and would-be-chefs on MasterChef Australia which airs on weekdays at 3:45pm.  Don’t miss out on the teenage and uber-talented young designers when they showcase their amazing talent and sharp eye for fashion in Project Runway Junior which airs on Saturdays at 4pm.

New Series

Get ready to embrace the all new S.W.A.T. making its debut on DStv. Starring Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds), in the premiere episode, locally born SWAT Sergeant Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson is tasked with running a specialised tactical unit. Catch the action on Thursdays at 6pm.

Mosaic, produced and directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderberg premieres on M-Net on Tuesday 23 January at 7pm and in this innovative drama, the audience determines the plot. And, based on the acclaimed film of the same name, Snatch premieres on the 25th at 8pm. This dark British dramedy sees small-time criminal Albert hill sucked into the high stakes world of organised crime.

New Home for your Superheroes

There is even more magic in store for viewers with their favourite superheroes now in a new home on M-Net Supergirl returned for another action-packed season on Mondays at 2:45pm. The new season of Arrow is on your screens on Tuesdays at 2:45pm, The Flash on Wednesdays at 2:45pm, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Thursdays at 2:45pm as well as the fantasy drama Once Upon A time on Fridays also at 2:45pm.

The Late Late Show with James Corden season 4 is now in its new timeslot at 10pm.

 

 

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