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Ama K Abebrese Returns To TV After 2 Years.

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After taking a break from television for about two years, Ama K Abebrese is returning as the host of a new documentary series titled Champions of Society on Kwesé TV.

Ama K, an accomplished television presenter, started hosting TV shows in her teens on YCTV in London. She went on to present on BBC2, OBE TV, Viasat 1, TV3, Ebonylife TV and many others.

She is not just the host of the upcoming docu series but also a co-producer. She also co-produced with Katie Eavis, who is also the director.

The show highlights the works of some personalities in Ghana’s health and social sector who are helping to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people within Ghana.

The series has six episodes, each giving an insight into a range of social and health issues; talking directly to the people whose lives they affect.

For over 18 months, she travelled around Ghana, covering the issues of mental health, diabetes, breast cancer, leprosy, physical disability and HIV/AIDS.

The show is very personal to Ama K, as it gives a platform to some often unsung heroes in different communities.

Champions of Society premieres this Sunday, June 2 at 8:00pm on Kwesé TV.

Ama K told NEWS-ONE on Wednesday that she is inspired by the hard work of the personalities interviewed and highlighted in upcoming docu series.

“I really just wanted to highlight people who are making impact in the health sector in Ghana. It is really a passion project and I wish I have more money to do more. But it is just to highlight these people to say they are doing a good job. There is woman called Aunty Mercy, she is the one that runs the HIV & AIDS Clinic at Ridge Hospital. Everybody knows her. I am passionate about them and that’s just a part of me,” she indicated.

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4Syte Tv’s DJ Millzy hosts Red Carpet at the BET Awards.

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The BET Awards are upon us, the annual awards ceremony, which celebrates African Americans and other American minorities in music, film and sports, took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday June 23.

Although Ghana couldn’t gain a nomination this year, We had some reps stand for in style, with Ghana’s number one urban entertainment TV channel 4syte representing the face of GH and corresponding from the red carpet.

The 2019 BET Awards red carpet brought the heat on Sunday June 23 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with incredible looks and performances.

4syte TV’s rep DJ Millzy rolled up in a custom made jacket and sneakers with his Co host on the night Ariana Soleil looking all pinked up took over the red carpet.

Meanwhile, Afro-fusion artist, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy clinched the coveted ‘Best International Act’ award at the BET on Monday, raising the Africa flag high internationally and with a great short speech from the mother of the artist.

Burna Boy was nominated alongside Mr Eazi (Nigeria), Giggs (UK), Dosseh (France), Dave (UK), AKA (South Africa) and Aya Nakamura (France).

(Source: Kwame Branding)

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Oprah Winfrey Has Contemplated A Reboot Of Her Talk Show.

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It’s been eight years since Oprah Winfrey signed off her popular talk show, but the itch to revive the platform is still there.

Winfrey told ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey that she has thought about a reboot during an interview which aired last night on Entertainment Tonight.

“I would love to make that happen, let me tell you. But maybe not every day,” Winfrey said. “For 25 years, it was perfect.” She added: “The only time I missed it was during the election or when something really big happens in the news. I think, ‘Oh, gee, I wish I had a show.'”

The conversation took place as Winfrey was out promoting her new book, The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose.
“My path became clear the moment, I remember it actually, when I flew into Chicago,” she said. “I thought, ‘If the show isn’t successful, then I’m going to go into advertising.'”

All of the book proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Attala County, Mississippi, where Winfrey grew up.

Source: Deadline

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Kwame Sefa Kayi Turns Down ‘Offer’ To Host The VGMAs?

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Revered broadcaster, philanthropist and and public speaker Kwame Sefa Kayi also known as ‘Chairman General’ is said to have turned down an ‘opportunity’ to host the anticipated 20 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

Securing the services of a good MC or host is equally important as any other facet of a succesful event hence Charterhouse’s decision to fall on Kwame Sefa Kayi for this year’s edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which marks the event’s 20 years since inception.

However, organizers have been hit with a major disappointment as Kwame Sefa Kayi is unable to host the show, a close source tells Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment – www.nydjlive.com.

Our source tells us organizers are disappointed as the choice of host for the awards show had to let them down in the last hour.

It is immediately unknown what led to the decision to turn down the ‘opportunity’.

“Charterhouse is disturbed over Kwame Sefa Kayi’s inability to host the 20 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. It’s a big blow and this is mainly because the news came in at the last hour.” – our source tells www.nydjlive.com

Baring any last minute changes, there should be a new host for 20 VGMAs.

The Ghana Music Awards stage is not new to Kwame Sefa Kayi as he has since the inception of the awards scheme hosted it on several occasions.

The question now is, who hosts the historic 20 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards?

Reliable information available to Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment – www.nydjlive.com indicates radio and Television personalities Giovani Caleb and Sika Osei would host the red carpet of the event which comes off on Saturday May 18, 2019.

Source: GhanaWeb.

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Dr. Pounds Honored At The 3rd RTC Western Music Awards.

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Ace Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist, Maximous Mensah known on-air Dr Pounds has chalked a honourary for playing a pivotal role in elevating the entertainment flag of the Western Region to reach its diasporas at the 3rd edition of the RTC Western Music Awards.

The on-air broadcaster who is a staff at an Accra-based Hitz 103.9 FM a subsidiary company of Multimedia Group Limited tireless and selfless effort for immensly supporting and unearthening entertaining talents from the from the Western Regions of Ghana was appreciated with a citation.

According to the organizers and board directors of the RTC Western Music Awards, they've noticed that, the name and brand Dr. Pounds is synonymous to the discovering of undiluted talents in that particular region, hence the need to recognize his role.

A portion of the citation stated, people doubt if the on-air presenter hails from the Western Region because, his contribution to talents from Western Region make a lot of people wonder if you are under strong compulsion or obligatory to promote his home town.

The Western Regions via the 3rd RTC Western Music Awards which was slated for the 11th May, 2019 has the objective of celebrating her proud Artistes, Disc Jockeys (DJs), Entertainment Show Hosts and other talents from and in the region.

The event which is its 3rd edition saw performances from The Township, El Manuel, Demzi, Agbana, Corp Sayvee, Highlife Legend AB Crentsil, Semenhyia, Ras Ebo, Nemesis Loso, Nero X, Ray James, Ayesem and an all-female performance in honour of the #BringBackOurTaadiGirls campaign.

However, Real name Stephen Siaw, known in the Showbiz Circle as Ayesem won the ultimate Artiste of the year, whilst A.B. Crentsil and Kwaw Ansah received Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Present at the event were the Western Regional Minister who doubles as Member of Parliament for Takoradi, Hon. Kobby Okyere Darko Mensah, Metropolitan Chief Executive of Sekondi-Takoradi, Hon. Anthony K.K. Sam, Western Regional Director of Ghana National Service, Okatakyie Amankwaa Afrifa, Chief of Apremdo, Nana Agya Kwamina IX, amongst others.

Below is the full list of winners of the 2019 RTC Western Music Awards

GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
Morris Makafui – Edzebubu

HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
DJ Magnus Ft Ayesem – Saamia

HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
Kwabena Lyta – Ngrakers

REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR
Demzi – Crime Free

HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
The Township – The Mad Titan (Winner)

CITATION FOR SUPPORTING WESTERN REGION ARTISTES
Mr Maximous Mensah aka Dr Pounds

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Mr Kwaw Ansah
Legendary AB Crentsil

AFROPOP SONG OF THE YEAR
Dope Nation – Eish

URBAN GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
Morris Makafui – Edzebubu

MOST POPULAR REGIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR
Weaporn Ft Flowking Stone – Ekebe

MOST POPULAR GHANAIAN SONG OF THE YEAR
Stonebwoy – Kpoo k3k3

BRASS BAND OF THE YEAR
Super Sonic Brass Band

NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Nemesis Loso

BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Sayvee ft Sarkodie, Nate Eshun & Ayesem – Yolo

BEST FEMALE VOCAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Shola Babe Ft Nero X – Fakye Me

BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Akoffena Difaya – Ememia

BEST RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Berry – Westgold Radio

BEST MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Jake On The Beatz

BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW OF THE YEAR
Opapy Joe – Entertainment Extra – Space FM

BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR
Dope Nation

BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR
Semenhyia – Elective Fante

REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
Mizkall

HIP HOP ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
Casta Troy

GOSPEL ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
Vincent Nyarko

HIPLIFE ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
Ayesem

HIGHLIFE ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
Fameye

ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
Ayesem

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