This year’s annual Music of African Descent Festival (“ M.A.D. FEST”) officially kicks off on December 22nd at 7pm at the Madina Number 1 Park. Now entering its 4th year, MADfest has only grown in size and profile since its 2015 debut.
The brainchild and passion project of its creator, rapper Kirani AYAT, is a means of giving back to his beloved Madina community while providing a platform for up and coming talents, especially those from Madina, to showcase their music prowess.
The journey hasn’t always been an easy one. Ayat famously sold 85% of his belongings in order to fund the production for the 2016 edition. In spite of the challenges, MADFest has only grown from strength to strength over the years, and has featured such headlining acts as Medikal, Edem, Teephlow, Akan, Kwesi Arthur, Worlasi and Manifest to the delight of the thousands in attendance.
MADfest 2018 promises to deliver the same thrills, excellent music and raucous party atmosphere as previous years, but bigger and better! And its FREE!
For a unique night of music and sheer energy, don’t miss out on M.A.D.Fest 2018! ”
The Touch Down Party Day Party
Coming back with a new twist, the best touchdown day party dubbed Deuces 3 promises to thrill you this December. Deuces 3 comes in a form of a Carnival Vibe with a mini concert, meet and greet, a cookout and mouthwatering BBQ. This is going to be the wildest and lit day party in Accra you might ever attend. The TouchDown day party happens @ Serallio, Osu on the 26th of December, 2019 This event is powered by Zone 36, TagSounds , TJE, Khareem and supported by GeorgeBritton
Dorothy Hope Foundation Walks To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
Dorothy’s Hope Foundation (DHF), a Ghanaian NGO will on October 12 embark on its annual Walkathon to help increase breast cancer awareness, early detection and treatment, as well as palliative care.
According to organisers, this year's event is family-oriented with parents encouraged to come out with their entire family on the day.
The Foundation which was founded by Dorothy Amuah, a business executive and a breast cancer survivor said, “The Walkathon is dedicated to helping communities attack breast cancer. From team members to volunteers, we all want to remember those we’ve lost, help those affected today, and give us a home team advantage against cancer.
“Through funds donated, time or awareness raised, we are teaming up to make a difference. When we walk together in the fight against cancer through this fun, healthy and inspirational event, we can accomplish anything.”
Recapping the past year’s events, she said DHF has brought together more than a thousand participants ranging from business people, celebrities survivors and well-meaning Ghanaians.
Over 2000 people have benefited from the free screenings fused with education. There was a large community outreach at Ho in the Volta region where the DHF team stormed the market to screen and educate people.
The founder announced that as part of the lineup of activities, there will be a mega concert which will bring together world-class performers to drive home the message about breast cancer.
Participants will start the walk from Cantonments Post Office to the Accra Metropolitan Authority (AMA) Head Office in Accra from 6:00 am.
The day’s activity will be continued with a free breast cancer screening and sensitisation at the AMA Head Office.
Registration for those interested to participate was opened on Tuesday on the Foundation’s
TV3 Mentor Returns With Thriller In November.
Ghana’s first ever music talent reality show, TV3 Mentor, is staging a comeback with a reloaded season in November this year.
For seven consecutive years, Mentor piqued the interest of thousands of television viewers in the country with intriguing live studio performances that wowed the audience until the show went on hiatus in 2013.
With seven seasons, TV3 Mentor solidified itself as the best entertainment show on TV at the time, making it a not-miss humour-filled thriller for almost all television viewers on Sunday nights.
After six years break, organisers of the popular music talent reality show have repackaged it to bring Ghanaians the best television entertainment experience from early November this year.
Dubbed ‘Mentor Reloaded’, the all new season, which will be the eighth, will give young talented persons seeking a musical career the unique opportunity to not only show what they’ve got but also get to shine and win mouthwatering prizes.
Twelve raw talents (mentees) to be scouted from across the country will be assembled and mentored for weeks during which they will give weekly performances to battle each other musically for the ultimate prize – a two bedroom house at a prime location in Accra. Ultimately, TV3 Mentor will take them higher!
Seasoned Ghanaian musician Bessa Simons will be joined by musicians Trigmatic, Adina and one person whose name is being put under wraps, to serve as judges for the repackaged show.
“There are a lot of unemployment, people have good voices they don’t even have hope, some of them are in typical villages, some sing in front of their mirrors, some sing at church, at least mentor is going to give them an opportunity,” Media General GM for Shared Services and Operations, Winfred Kingsley Afful stated.
Speaking at the launch of the programme in Accra Friday, he explained management listened to the calls of the people for Mentor to be brought back because the programme “empowers people” and contributes to the creative arts industry in the country.
Mr Afful assured the new season of the show will put in place measures to ensure persons who pass through the show will progress to have a musical career.
First, second and third runners-up will respectively walk away with 50,000 cedis, 30,000 cedis and 20,000 cedis worth if airtime on TV3 and other Media General platforms.
Former winners of the show, Nii Soul, Yaw Stone, Kesse and others graced the launch of Mentor 8.
Audition for the new season will begin from October 9, 2019 at the Radach Hotel in Tamale, and then October, 11 at TV3 office in Kumasi.
The audition train will then move to Takoradi October 16 at Connect FM premises, and end in Accra at the TV3 on October 18 and 19.
Persons seeking to be auditioned are required to download forms from www.3news.com
The Third Edition Of The Boxer X Challenge 2019 Launched.
The Boxer X challenge, an annual event put together by Somoco Ghana is an endurance course challenge aimed at testing their new range of boxer bikes and the riding skills of bikers in Ghana. As they engage the youth in the various communities.
Chamberlain Nyemi-Tei, Marketing Manager for Somoco Ghana, mentioned that the 3rd edition of the Boxer X challenge will introduce the general public to the newest Boxer X125, 5-gears bike with its durability and power. Besides the bike which the winner stands to win, they also get to take home appliances from their partner Somotex, distributors of Bruhm products. The event will also help set up service station where individuals can have their bikes checked out for free.
Girender Mohinani, Business Head of Somoco Ghana, who spoke about the 5-year partnership between Bajaj and Somoco Ghana, pointed out that the main aim of the brand is to provide world class motorcycles and services to the general public at affordable prices. The brand also seeks to educate bikers on safety. Their newest product, the Boxer X125 two-wheeler bike is assured to be more durable with a higher level of safety for their patrons.
The senior sales manager, Rajeskhar Mylsamy, touched on the expansion network of the Somoco brand with branches in Accra, Tamale and Kumasi supplying from 100cc to 220cc bikes. The brand also focuses on two wheelers as they are the main means of transportation for a cross section of the general public. They also intend to increase their service stations, increase brand activations and introduce toll free numbers to assist patrons.
The 2nd edition winner, Benjamin Alati put out a challenge to riders across the country to partake in this year’s edition and attempt to take over his spot as he promised to whip them once again to win the ultimate.
The 3rd edition of the Boxer X challenge will take place from the 22nd of June to the 27th of July,2019 at the following venues; Asamankese, Tema, Dansoman, Pokuase, Amasaman, Kasoa Ofarkor, Jamestown, Spintex, Madina and Ablekuma from 9am.
To participate, all one needs is to show up at any of the selected venues to register. It will feature a 4-obstacle setup which consists of stones, rumps, mud with sharp curves and a speed course to test the riding and endurance skills of each rider.
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