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Anticipate: Keche Joins Tic Today At The Bokom Boxing Arena.

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Music duo Keche joins hiplife artist TiC as part of the top notch artists who will perform tonight at the “IAMTiC” concert which will be staged at the Bokom Boxing Arena.

The event, which is slated for today, Friday, the 21st of December at the Bokom Boxing Arena, which has a sitting capacity of about 4,000 is organized to thrill fans ahead of the festive season and another platform for the rapper to share with fans his journey in the music industry and to bring them up to speed on his current projects and his future endeavors.

The ”Next Level” hit makers will today join other well celebrated Ghanaian arts to thrill fans as they believe in Tic’s vision to continually give fans that the entertainment they miss from him.

Other artists lined up for the night includes; music group VVIP, Kuami Eugene, Kidi, NeroX, Tinny and Guru. As if that is not enough, Prince Bright of Buk Bak fame, Article wan, AK songstress, Nii Funny, Donzy and Ayesem will also give fans some electrifying performances. To intersperse music with comedy, another team made up of Bukom Banku, Comedian DKB and actress Rosemond Brown is set to crack the ribs of the fans.

The event will be piloted by Merqury Quaye, host of Cruise Control on Hitz FM. DJ’s for the night includes; Dj Black, Andy Dosty, Dj Kaxto, Dj Toyoo and Dj Mix.

If you have anywhere to be on the 21st, it should be the Bukom Boxing Arena. I advise you don’t miss out as this promises to be a night of lit performances. 

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EMY AWARDS’19: Boris Kodjoe, Dr. Ofori Sarpong, Dentaa Others Win Big At 2019 EMY Africa Awards

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The 2019 edition of the prestigious Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Africa Awards was held on Saturday night at the plush Kempinski Hotel in Accra where a number of influential personalities were honoured for contributions towards society.

Chief Executive officer of Special Ice Company, Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong was the biggest winner at the event after going home with the Ultimate Man of the Year award.

Since 2016, the EMY Africa award has celebrated the best in men’s achievements across local industry, community, culture and public service. Dozens of men and personalities from all ages and walks of life have been honoured for their abilities, initiatives and contributions to society.

Saturday night event was attended by a number personalities. Among them were Nadia Buari, Gloria Safo, Zynnell Zuh, Samera Buari, KOD, Regina Van Helvert and a host of others.

The rest of other winners at the event included, the Chief Imam Dr Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu who was crowned with a Life Time Achievement award, Veteran Administration of Ghana was honoured with the Men’s Group of the Year award. Man of Courage award went to visually impaired journalist, Paul Anomhah Kordien and the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Ian Walker who annexed the inaugural EMY’s Commonwealth Development award.

Magnate Award (Man of The Year-Business) went to Daniel Mckorley while Diasporan award to Ghanaian American actor Boris Kodjoe. The outstanding Woman of the Year went to Madam Patricia Poku, the CEO of Plot Enterprise Group in Ivory Coast and Ghana which is a cocoa processing company. Mr. Torgbor Mensah also went home with Media Excellence Award among others.

Below is the full list of winners

Man Of The Year - Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong

Woman Of The Year - Patricia Poku-Diaby

Lifetime Achievement Award - Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu

Men Group/Club Of The Year - Veterans Administration, Ghana (VAG)

Magnate Award (Man Of The Year– Business) - Daniel McKorley

Diasporan Award - Boris Kodjoe

Media Excellence Award - Mr. Torgbor Mensah

The Settler Award - Iyiola Ayoade

The Guardian Award (Mentorship & Leadership Award) - Dr Patrick Awuah

The Green Fingers Award (Man Of The Year – Agriculture ) - Richard Nunekpeku

Man Of The Year – Technology , Sponsored By NASCO Ghana - Mr. Archie Hesse

Asclepian Award (Man Of The Year – Health ) - Mr. Kofi Nsiah Poku

The Rig Award (Man Of The Year – Oil & Gas) - Kevin Okyere

Man Of The Year–Style - Yofi Grant

Man Of Courage Award - Paul Anomah-Kordieh

Commonwealth Development Award - British High Commission, Accra

Green Corporate Star Award Sponsored By A Rocha Ghana - Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC

Humanitarian Award -Nii Botswe Laryea II (Kotobabi Manste)

Special Recognition Award For Advertising & Marketing - Mr Joel Nettey

Young Achiever– Male - Sangu Delle

Young Achiever-Female - Dentaa Amoateng Mbe

The Pav Ansah Communicator Award - Giovani Caleb

Man Of The Year– Entertainment - Louis Lamis

Man Of The Year – Sports - Ezekiel Nana Ziggy Ansah

Discovery Of The Year - Kofi Genfi

Brand Of The Year - Adepa Shoes

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BET Awards’19: Cardi B, Migos and Burna Boy win top prizes.

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Regina Hall hosted the 19th annual BET Awards ceremony, which aired live from the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (23 June) in downtown Los Angeles across seven Viacom networks in the U.S., including BET, BET HER, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, VH1 and Logo.

The show kicked off with a special performance from lead BET nominee Cardi B, who took the stage with husband Offset and a gaggle of dancers for their rendition of her hit tracks “Clout” and “Press.” with other performances including chart-toppers Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus performing their hit song “Old Town Road,” Lizzo’s rendition of “Truth Hurts,” and a medley of hits from Mary J Blige.

Cardi is nominated for 7 awards including Album of the Year, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, and Best Collaboration category for her songs with Bruno Mars on “Please Me,” and Bad Bunny and J. Balvin on “I Like It.” She won five BET Awards in 2017 and four during the 2018 celebration.

Following Cardi’s lead is hip-hop superstar Drake, who is nominated for five awards including Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Best Collaboration for his track “Sicko Mode” with Travis Scott, and Best Video.

Other nominees included Beyonce, J. Cole, Childish Gambino, Issa Rae, Stephen Curry, and Lizzo.Mary J. Blige was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award and Tyler Perry was presented with the Ultimate Icon Award.

Tyler Perry was honoured with the Ultimate Icon award, while Mary J Blige received the Lifetime Achievement Award after performing a medley of her greatest hits.

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was given a posthumous Humanitarian Award to honour his work as an entrepreneur and community activist. Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered on March 31, was remembered throughout the pre-show by heavy hitters like John Legend, Lil’ Kim, and DJ Khaled. BET even opted to use a blue carpet in honour of the slain rapper.

Burna Boy won the Best International Act, which was accepted by his mother/manager who gave a powerful acceptance speech.

See the full list of winners below:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist


Beyoncé (WINNER)
Ella Mai​
H.E.R.
Solange
SZA
Teyana Taylor

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist


Bruno Mars (WINNER)
Anderson .Paak​
Childish Gambino​
Chris Brown
John Legend
Khalid

Best Group


Migos (WINNER)
Chloe x Halle​
City Girls
Lil Baby & Gunna​
The Carters

Best Collaboration


“Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott ft. Drake (WINNER)
“A Lot,” 21 Savage ft. J. Cole
“Please Me,” Cardi B & Bruno Mars
“I Like It,” Cardi B ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin​
“Could've Been,” H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller
“Taste,” Tyga ft. Offset

Best Female Hip Hop Artist


Cardi B (WINNER)
Kash Doll
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj​
Remy Ma

Best Male Hip Hop Artist


Nipsey Hussle (WINNER)
21 Savage
Drake
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Travis Scott

Video of the Year


“This Is America,” Childish Gambino (WINNER)
“A Lot,” 21 Savage ft. J. Cole
“Money,” Cardi B
“Please Me,” Cardi B & Bruno Mars
“Nice For What,” Drake
“APES**T,” The Carters

Video Director of the Year


Karena Evans (WINNER)
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley​
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams

Best New Artist


Lil Baby (WINNER)
Blueface
City Girls
Juice WRLD​
Queen Naija

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational


“Blessing Me Again,” Snoop Dogg ft. Rance Allen (WINNER)
“All Of My Life,” Erica Campbell ft. Warryn Campbell
“Tell Me Where It Hurts,” Fred Hammon​
“Love Theory,” Kirk Franklin
“Never Alone,” Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin

Best International Act


Burna Boy (Nigeria) (WINNER)
AKA (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Dave (UK)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (UK)
Mr. Eazi (Nigeria)

Best New International Act


Sho Madjozi (South Africa) (WINNER)
Headie One (UK)
Jokair (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (UK)
Teni (Nigeria)

Best Actress


Regina King (WINNER)
Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Taraji P Henson​
Tiffany Haddish​
Viola Davis

Best Actor


Michael B. Jordan (WINNER)
Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Omari Hardwick​

Young Stars


Marsai Martin (WINNER)
Caleb McLaughlin
Lyrics Ross
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

Best Movie


BlacKkKlansman (WINNER) Creed 2
If Beale Street Could Talk
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The Hate U Give

Sportswoman of the Year


Serena Williams (WINNER)
Allyson Felix
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year


Stephen Curry (WINNER)
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr
Tiger Woods

Album of the Year


Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B (WINNER)
Astroworld, Travis Scott
Championships, Meek Mill
Ella Mai, Ella Mai​
Everything Is Love, The Carters

Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice


“Trip,” Ella Mai (WINNER)
“I Like It,” Cardi B ft Bad Bunny & J Balvin​
“This Is America,” Childish Gambino​
“In My Feelings,” Drake
“Middle Child,” J. Col
“Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott ft. Drake

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Joe Mettle to Lead the Saints through the ”Wind of Revival” Concert.

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Minister Joe Mettle Ministries and partners, organizers of the Praise Reloaded Gospel Concert is set to host the 8th edition of the concert dubbed “Wind of Revival” on 30th June 2019 at the Perez Dome, Dzorwulu.

Joe Mettle will headline the event with special performances from Ceccy Twum, Cwesi Oteng and Jonathan Nelson from the USA. They will be backed by the LoveGift band. The Wind of Revival edition, like the previous year is based on the scripture in Acts 2:1-4.

Praise Reloaded an annual headline gospel music concert hosted by Joe Mettle. The event was first held in 2012 and has grown each successive year to become one of the most anticipated on the Ghana events calendar. Joe Mettle believes in the power of praise and worship and its ability to effect change in society – this forms the basis for the organization of the event. 60% of the event audience is within the professional, self-employed and graduate brackets. 40% are also tertiary and high school students. This trend has been consistent for the past 6 years especially between 2014 and 2018.

Addressing news men at a news conference held in Accra, the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards(VGMAs) ''Artiste of the Year'' stated that, he is trusting God for a mighty move of His presence that will bring change in the lives of many people, explaining that, everyone needs a revival in one area or the other; it could be within businesses, relationships or education sectors.

Joe Mettle will minister some songs from his upcoming Wind of Revival album at the event. The album, which will be his 5th publicly released album, has well produced songs that will stir listeners up to worship and prayer. The songs include Pentecost, Tumi Wura and the Hallelujah Song which features Jonathan Nelson. The event promises to be a memorable night of music and patrons are assured of adequate security.

Joe Mettle’s Praise Reloaded has run successfully over the years and featured artistes from Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, UK and France. It also attracts audience from people in the West African sub-region, USA, Canada and the UK. Tickets for the event are available at the Airport Shell, Baatsona Total, Nallem Stores at the Malls and Allied Oil Filling Stations in Accra and Tema.

The 2012 edition was held at the Tesano Baptist Church and it moved to the Royal House Chapel in 2013. In 2014 it was held at the RRC Assemblies of God Church at Roman Ridge and was later moved to CEM auditorium in 2015. 2016 saw the event move to Tema and was brought back to the Accra International Conference Centre in 2017. The 2018 edition was held at the Action Chapel and is set to be hosted at the Perez Dome in 2019.

Three out of four of Joe Mettle’s albums have been recorded live at the Praise Reloaded concert. They include the Sound of Praise, Encounter and God of Miracles which features his song Bonooni. Previous editions have featured gospel musician from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, UK and France. They include Danny Nettey (late), Ntokozo Mbambo, Ohemaa Mercy, Akesse Brempong, Uncle Ato, Onos Ariyo, Cwesi Oteng and Luigi Maclean.

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The Third Edition Of The Boxer X Challenge 2019 Launched.

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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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