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All is set for Women in PR Ghana Summit 2018 on July 7

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It’s been months of team research and brainstorming ideas on how the 2nd Women in PR Ghana Summit will attract the best Speakers. We are grateful to all our Speakers and Panelists who have willingly accepted our invitation to share their years and wealth of experience in Public Relations, Communications, Media and Social Media cutting across different industries.

It’s our turn as young Women in PR to take up this opportunity to attend and tap into all these and much more. A great opportunity to also meet and network with other people in the industry.The good news this year is that, attendance is FREE however, you need to register and be confirmed to reserve your seat.Registration is done via www.womeninpr.org.gh/events. Limited seats available so register Now!!

Thanks to our sponsors and partners for supporting this cause of building a great foundation for Public Relations in Ghana. We’ll continue to #PressForProgress while acknowledging and celebrating #PRWomenMakingStrides

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Nominations For 2019 Ghana Entertainment Awards USA Revealed | See Full List.

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The Organizers of the prestigious Ghana Entertainment Awards USA have released the list of nominees for it’s third edition scheduled to happen on June 29 in New York.


The event which is aimed at showcasing the achievements of Ghanaian creatives and entertainers who are excelling in various crafts in and outside Ghana also uses the platform to celebrate and promote Ghanaian talents.


In anticipation of the final showdown set to happen later in June, the Organizers launched this year’s edition on March 29, at the 4Syte TV Mansion which saw a lot of Ghanaian Entertainment Industry players including Musicians, Actors, Comedians and more make appearances to show their support for undoubtedly one of the biggest Ghanaian Award schemes organized outside the shores of Ghana.


With few weeks to go, here is the full list of deserved nominees at the 2019 Ghana Entertainment Awards USA. Voting starts on the 20th April 2019 via their official website www.ghentawards.com
CHECK OUT FULL NOMINATION LIST BELOW;


BEST ALBUM
Untamed – Samini
Reign - Shatta Wale
Rockstar - Kuami Eugene
Shay on you - Wendy Shay
Matters of the heart - Akwaboah
Journey of Judah - Guru
I believe - Diana Hamilton

BEST SONG
Top Skanka- Stonebwoy
Wish Me Well - Kuami eugene
Can’t let you go - Sarkodie ft King promise
I Miss You Die - Captain Planet ft Kidi
My Level - Shatta Wale
CCTV - King Promise ft Mugeez X Sarkodie
Woara - Kwesi Arthur
Obiaa wone master - Yaa Pono

BEST GOSPEL ARTISTE
Diana Antwi hamilton
Ev. Ik Anning
Joyce blessing
Koda
Joe Mettle
Obaapa Christy

BEST HIPLIFE/RAP – ACT
Obibini
Joey B
Captain Planet
Kwesi Arthur
Yaa Pono
D Black
Medikal
Sarkodie
Manifest
Teephlow

REGGAE/ DANCHALL ACT
Stonebwoy
Shatta Wale
AK Songstress
Samini
Rudebwoy Ranking
Epixode

HIGHLIFE ACT
Kuami Eugene
KiDi
Akwaboah
King promise
Adina

MUSIC PRODUCER
Killbeatz
Kaywa
MOG
Jeribeatz
Mix master Garzy

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Sarkodie ft King Promise - can’t let you go
Joey B - Stables
Shatta Wale - Gringo
Stonebwoy ft Sean Paul - Most original
Captain Planet ft Kidi - I miss u die
Okyeame Kwame ft Wutah - Bra
King Promise ft Wizkid - Tokyo
R2bees - We de vibe

BEST COLLABORATION
How much remix - Medikal ft Sarkodie & Omar Sterling
I miss You Die - Captain Planet ft Kidi
Kpo k3k3 - Stonebwoy ft Various Artiste
Boys kasa - r2bees ft various artiste
CCTv - King Promise ft Sarkodie & Mugees
Katiboom - kwaw kese ft various artiste
Stables - Joey B ft la Meme
Yaa Pono ft Stonebwoy- Obiaa wone master
Feli Nuna ft Stonebwoy- Love me now
Article Wan ft Patapaa- That thing

NEW ACT
Kofi Mole
Kelvynboy
Wendy Shay
Kwesi Slay
La Meme Gang
Dope Nation
Real MC
Eshun
Dahlin Gage
Quamina MP

BEST GROUP
Dope Nation
R2Bees
La Meme Gang
Praye

BEST FEMALE ACT
Wendy Shay
Eshun
Efya
Sista Afia
Petrah
Freda Rhymes
Adina
Feli Nuna

BEST MALE ACT
Kuami Eugene
King Promise
Kwesi Arthur
Samini
Stonebwoy
Sarkodie
Joey B
Shatta Wale
Fancy Gadam

TV PERSONALITY (MALE)
Abeiku Santana
Jason El Ahga
John Hughes
Giovanni Caleb
Akrobeto
Patrice Ameghashie
Bliss King
Rev Erskine
TV PERSONALITY (FEMALE)
Nana Aba Anamoah
Regina van Helvet
Jacklyn Acquaye
Selly Gulley
Shirley Tibilla (Cookie Tee)

BEST RADIO PERSONLITY (MALE)
Antoine Mensah (LiveFM)
Erskine Whyte (YFM)
Joel Orleans (YFM)
Elvis Crystal (Pluzz FM)
Dr Poundz (Hitz FM)
Lexis Bill (Joy FM)
Brown Berry

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY (FEMALE)
Berla Mundi
AJ Sarpong
Caroline Sampson
MsNaa
Jeremie
Shirley Tibilla (Cookie Tee )

BEST DJ
Dj MicSmith
Dj Slim
Dj Vyrusky
Dj Millzy
Iphone DJ
DJ switch

BEST ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
DKB
Shatta Wale
Stonebwoy
Kuami Eugene
Medikal
Sarkodie
Abeiku Santana
Afia Schwarzenegger

BEST MALE ARTIST – AFRICAN
Davido
Mr Eazi
Wizkid
Casper Nyovest
Toofan
Patoranking
Burna boy

BEST FEMALE ARTIST – AFRICAN
Teni
Yemi Alade
Tiwa Savage
Simi
Victoria Kimani

BEST ACTRESS
Fella Makafui
Moesha Buodong
Salma Mumin
Jackie Appiah
Yvonne Nelson
Rabby Bray
Nana Ama Mcbrown
Nadia Buari
Kisa Gbekle

BEST ACTOR
Van Vicker
Kwadwo Nkansah
Kalybos
Akrobeto
Toosweet Anan
John Dumelo
Prince David Osei
Adjetey Anang
Yaw dabo

BEST MOVIE DIRECTOR
Azali - Kwabena Gyansah
The burial of Kojo - Bliss the Ambassador
Sidechic Gang - Peter Sedufia
Badluck joe - Ramesh Jai
New Adabraka -Eddie Nartey

BEST COMEDIAN
DKB
Warris
SDK Dele
Funny face
Maame Esi Forson
Clemento
Richard Gideon (Ntim)

BEST GHANA/USA DJ
DJ Akua
DJ Kojack
DJ Youngkofi
DJ Slim
DJ Bonsu
DJ Nitemare
DJ Rbnice

BEST GHANA/USA NEW ACT
Ebo
Vintage Papi
Ohene Ntow
DJ Akuaa
Jay Aura
Mike Nice
Quodjoe
Junior US
Kenny Crocker

BEST SPORTS PERSONALITY
Thomas Partey
Andre Dede Ayew
Jordan Ayew
Abdulai Mukarama
Akwasi Frimpong
Isaac Dogbe

BEST GHANA/CANADA ACT
Freeman Nadawo
Kwame Vista
Bella Tee
Kwesi Slim flex
Nina Ricchie
Filly Twinz
Kevin Cole
A O Gorman

BEST RECORD LABEL
Black Avenue Musiq
Rufftown Records
Lynx Entertainment
Highly Spiritual Music

BEST GHANA/ USA COMEDIAN
Skinnyman
Ebaby Kobby
Kappacinco
Mr Cocoyam
Ms. Ayodelay
BEST ENTREPRENEUR ACT
D Black
Coded
Captain Planet
Edem
Becca
Trigmatic

BEST GHANA /USA ACT
Nana Nyc
Theo Tizo
Jay hover
Ksoul
Della$ie
Showboy
Lighter Tod
Mobeat Bang

GH/USA ALBUM /EP
Aura - Jay Aura
Afroking - nanaNYC
Born prince die king -Ohenentow
Burning Desire -Kofi mante
Dreams to Success - jamin Beats

BEST DANCER USA
Ghana Boi
Lydrock
Hooliboy
Iambemes
DhatboyAJ

BEST GH/USA EVENT PROMOTER
The Big five
Dream GH
Black Starz
G.R.I.D.D
Nana Frimpong

BEST GH/DIASPORA ACT
Stomzy
Big Shaq
Eugy
Friyie
Michael Blackson

BEST GH/USA ONLINE TV/RADIO SHOW
The ABS Show
Irap Tv
Andinkra Radio
Highlife Radio
Golden Radio
Sankofa Radio
HER TV

ENTERTAINMENT BLOG OF DA YEAR
Ameyawdebrah.com
Nkonkonsa.com
Ronnieiseverywhere
Pulseghana.com
Yemmeybaba.com
Zionfelix

Story: Phylx Akakpo

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Okyeame Kwame Makes History With ‘Made in Ghana’ Album Launch

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The much-awaited ‘Made in Ghana’ album by Okyeame Kwame has been launched.


The launch which took place on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at +233 Jazz Bar and Grill saw spectacular performances from Okyeame Kwame, Kuami Eugene, Kidi, Ayesem, Feli Nuna, Afriyie, Abiana, King Ralph, Trigmatic and Wiyaala.


This is the first time in the history of Ghana a musician has put together an album which is aimed at promoting local trade and nationalism by highlighting the virtues of all groups of people in Ghana across the various regions and Ghana’s heritage.


The ambience at the venue exuded great sense of national pride.
The programme started with a performance by the Nsroma Dance Group. They welcomed patrons to the venue with traditional songs and dance types that depict a variety of Ghana's culture.


Okyeame Kwame and Feli Nuna charged the atmosphere with a performance of 'Melowo,' a song done in an 'agbadza' vein - producing a mélange of Feli's soothing singing voice and Okyeame Kwame's rapturous rap vibes.


He returned with Wutah Afriyie for the song, 'Bra.' After the duet, Afriyie did a couple of his old songs including 'Bronya.'


This was followed by another performance with Kuami Eugene. They sang the song that represents the Eastern Region - 'E No Be My Matter' after which Kuami continued with some of his hits.


Representing the Upper West Region were the Lioness of Africa, Wiyaala and King Ralph who also performed 'Dia Tina' with Okyeame Kwame. This session saw display of awesome artistry with a lot of energy.


Atongo Zimba could not be present to do 'Bolgatanga Girl' because he had other engagements outside the country. However, promising vocalist, Abiana perfectly complemented Okyeame Kwame's act on that song with her exceptional vocal delivery.


On the night, Trigmatic reaffirmed his resolve to prove to the world that he was ready to experiment with rhythms that hold prospects for the global marketability of his songs. Unlike his previous commercial and rap induced songs, he did 'Where We Dey Go' and other thought-provoking Afro-songs which did not only got patrons to muse over the lyrics but to also hail him for his stupendous performance.


After performances from Kidi and Ayesem, Okyeame Kwame mounted the stage again to entertain the fans with more of his new and old songs.
Kwame proved on the night that he has really honed his craft in the music trade over the years. The 43 year-old musician who was on stage over 4 hours, was able to thrill the audience, making them feel part of the show. Undoubtedly, Kwame is not just a good rapper, but one of the best performers in the country.


Other songs on the 'Made in Ghana' album are Yenzima ft Fancy Gadam and Nkunim ft Feli Finest & Senku, ‘1956’ ft Kurl Songs & Ayesem, ‘Kpa’ ft. Wulomei.


The songs represent the various regions in terms of concept and the artistes featured.


The programme, chaired by Kwame Baah Acheamfour was also attended by the CEO of Ohene Media, Abraham Ohene Djan and the drummer of the late Nigerian Afrobeat legend Fella Kuti, Jojo Kuo, who traveled to Ghana just to be part of the memorable event.


Jojo, joined the carpet band for the programme, Hy-Skuul Band later, to display his drumming skills.


The ‘Made in Ghana' album comes with a chocolate, Ghana flag and a piece of kente cloth – strong statement made by Okyeame Kwame to cement the ‘Made in Ghana’ agenda.


Music lovers can now have a taste of 10 classic tracks (2 bonus songs) on the 'Made in Ghana' album via the various online music stores.


The ‘Made in Ghana’ album launch was sponsored by Niche Cocoa, Grand Casamora Hotel, Ahead Media and Joy prime TV.

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Event Guide Magazine: Kuami Eugene Covers April Edition, Unveiling on Weds.April 24

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Celebrated young highlife musicians Kuami Eugene will cover the April Edition of the highly acclaimed event-based magazine, Event Guide Magazine.


Kuami Eugene has proved his mettle since he entered the music industry, and has performed at most of the prestigious events in and around the country, as well as overseas.


Personalities who have covered this prestigious magazine in the past include Radio and TV personality Berla Mundi, Current Best DJ in Ghana DJ Vyrusky, VGMA18 Artist Of the Year nominee King Promise, on-air personality KOD, and a host of others.


The unveiling of this month’s edition will be done on Wednesday April 24, at the Cockpit Bar, Achimota mall. From 7-10 PM.


Some of Artists to share the same stage with Kuami Eugene are Kidi, Tic, Efe Keyz, Article Wan, Dj Vyrusky, Unyx, Rosemond Brown, Aj Nelson, Sheldon, Capasta, Vanessa Nice and Kobena Richiz. IT’S A FREE EVENT.
This event is powered by EVENTGUIDE AFRICA and supported by Cockpit bar and Lounge, Lynx Entertainment, SwagOfAfrica, EGLIVE and Kophi Graphix.
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YOUNG GHANAIAN MP ASPIRANT REVEALS HIS MARIJUANA ADDICTION

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The use of marijuana has become a growing issue in the Ghanaian community with a lot of prominent people calling for legalization. Notably among them are the late UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo. It is however unclear whether they are championing the medicinal use of marijuana or supporting it for mere smoking purposes.
John Asogonnde otherwise known as John Hermit is a former record label executive who is currently aspiring to become one of Ghana's youngest lawmakers in the 2020 general elections. He recently made a shocking revelation about his addiction to marijuana on his social media platforms stating that he was addicted to the drug for several years but has finally realized the terrible effects of smoking the herb leading to his decision to quit once and for all. He culled his experience together into a book titled "Breaking Up With Mary Jane" which he hopes will be able to inspire other smokers to quit as well.

Read the post below.

" I've been a chronic smoker for about six (6) years. I finally took a bold step to let go of Marijuana which in this book has been referred to as a lady named Mary Jane. I was obsessed with her, I loved her and thought she brought me so much joy and happiness. I remember swearing I was going to smoke for the rest of my life. Gratefully, it's a different story now. Marijuana isn't really good for our wellbeing. I hope this book is able to inspire someone and help them abandon our favorite friend and lover Mary Jane. Although quitting marijuana use may seem impossible, I wish to help people understand they can do it without necessarily compromising their contemporary litestyle.
Launching "Breaking Up With Mary Jane" on my birthday - Friday 26th April "You can follow him via his social media platforms @iamjohnhermit on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates on this great book.

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