• LEILA DJANSI: Who Said Gollywood?

    Hollywood–the pinnacle of glam and wealth–the signature of success for anyone in entertainment. Hollywood in California was once an agricultural village, an independent county/city with Los Angeles as its neighbor. Filmmakers fleeing from the east coast and Thomas Edison sought a new central filmmaking location; the city of Hollywood...
  • 100 Sales Reps Engaged by Zylofon Arts Fund for Film Distribution in Accra

    Distribution is one of the critical elements of the film industry and for the Ghanaian film industry, that most-important conduit of ensuring that movies get to the consumers has broken down for quite awhile – thereby debilitating the progress of the industry. Zylofon Arts Fund (ZAF) has a devised...
  • Ghana’s film industry gets new name

    Ghana’s film industry will now be known as Gollywood, as has been announced by an assemblage of stakeholders at the just-held Ghana 60 Years on Film Summit. Taking place at the Accra International Conference Center, July 12, the event had as special guests, President of Ghana Actors Guild, Samuel Fiscian, South African...
  • Peace Hyde named among Inaugural “Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa”

    23 leaders have been named among the inaugural Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa from Nigeria. The “Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa” is a year-long initiative to inspire, empower, and connect 200 emerging leaders from across Africa. The leaders were chosen from 44 countries across the continent, from Egypt in the north, toMadagascar. Among those chosen...
  • Actress – Lawyer Yvonne Okyere-Whalley, delivers baby girl [+ images]

    Several months after going off the silver screen to focus on law, it has been confirmed that award-winning Ghanaian actress and Legal Practitioner, Yvonne Okyere-Whalley, has delivered a baby girl, Scarlett Akua Senkyirene Whalley. The 2015 Golden Movie Awards winner joins the list of other celebrities like Nadia Buari...
  • OBITUARY: Famed actor, Mac Jordan Amartey passes

    The death is reported of famed Ghanaian actor, Mac Jordan Amartey. The performer is reported to have died while on admission at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital last night (Thursday, July 5). Star of several popular films including Black Star 2 (2006), The Returnee (1995), Victim of Love 2 (1998), the “Idikoko” series, as well...
  • 2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards: Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s POTATO POTAHTO Keeps Ghana Afloat

    On Saturday, 30 June 2018, the annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) returned with nominees for its 2018 awards, and Ghana would have been almost missing from the nomination list but for Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s romcom ‘Potota Potahto’ which scored 5 nominations. Potato Potahto’s nominations at the AMVCA was...
  • GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2018: Zylofon’s NAM 1, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, OTHERS win big

    Zyfofon Music  was a permanent feature at the just-ended Ghana Entertainment Awards (GEA), held in the United States. The label’s head, Nana Appiah Mensah, together with  artistes on the roster took home awards at the ceremony. While Nana Appiah Mensah won an Achievement Award for his contribution to the...
  • AMAA 2018: Kigali to Host Continental Show

    In line with its pan-African and Africa integration agenda, the government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Convention Bureau and Rwanda Development Board has accepted to host the 2018 edition of the African Movie Academy Awards in Kigali in September. According to a statement issued in Lagos by the organisers,...