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The biggest Hollywood musical night is here! The 61st annual Grammy Awards is back in Los Angeles. The biggest names in music did come together for the 2019 Grammys!

In true Grammys fashion, it’s bound to be a night full of surprises. So, keep up with our gallery to see what the stars are wearing as they arrive for music’s biggest night!

Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Vogue.

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Wendy Shay, Edem, Kuami Eugene, Yaa Pono To Headline Jack Daniel’s Music Fest

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Jack Daniel’s has unveiled the official artist lineup for Jack Daniel’s Music Fest, Accra’s Biggest Street Music Festival, set to take place on the 25th of August on the main street of Plot 7 in Nyaniba Estates, Osu starting at 5:00 PM. In alignment with Jack Daniel’s long history of affiliations with iconic musicians, this free concert will celebrate the originality of Ghanaian music featuring live performances from some of Ghana’s top artists including Kuami Eugene, Wendy Shay, Edem, Yaa Pono, Kofi Mole, Dope Nation, Tulenkey, Quamina MP, Ara B, Epixode, DJSky and more.

“The Jack Daniel’s Music Fest will celebrate the Ghanaian music scene which remains one of the most vibrant in Africa. The popularity of dancehall, hiplife, and dynamic young artists in Ghana who are constantly reinventing music genres has contributed immensely to the growth of the industry in a way that has never been seen before. Jack Daniel’s is thrilled to provide a platform for the community to enjoy an evening of live music with some amazing artists,” shares Richard Bouclaous, the Jack Daniel’s Ghana, Brand  Manager.

Jack Daniel’s Music Fest Full Artist Line up

•   Kuami Eugene
•   Wendy Shay
•   Edem
•   Yaa Pono
•   Kofi Mole
•   Dope Nation
•   Tulenkey
•   Quamina MP 
•   Ara B
•   Epixode
•   DJ Romeo
•   DJ Sky
•   Opanka
•   Ras Kuuku
•   Wisa Greid
•   Dahlin Gorge
•   Joni Blaze
•   Champagne Lee
•   DJ Sly

Jack Daniel’s Music Fest is powered by Watsup TV.  Attendees must be age 18+. Visit Jack Daniel’s Facebook Page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/jackdanielsghana

About Jack Daniel’s
Jack Daniel's is a brand of Tennessee whiskey and the top-selling American whiskey in the world. It is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee, by the Jack Daniel Distillery, which has been owned by the Brown–Forman Corporation since 1956.

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Jack Daniel’s Hosts JD Music Fest, Accra’s Biggest Street Music Festival

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Jack Daniel’s is set to launch JD MUSIC FEST Accra’s biggest street music festival on the 25th of August, to celebrate the authenticity and independence of Ghanaian music. The free concert will transform the streets of Osu Close into a buzzing arena of live afro beats, dance hall and electro music featuring some of Ghana’s up and coming acts.

“Jack Daniel’s has been a supporter of live music for over 150 years, music has always been a part of the brand’s DNA. Jack Daniel’s history with music goes all the way back to its founder Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel who was a great lover of music. With JD Music Fest, Jack Daniel’s will celebrate it’s musical heritage through Ghanaian music and artists as a reflection of the motto: “Have it Jack’s Way. On the Rocks, with Great Music in Great Company,” shares Richard Bouclaous, the Jack Daniel’s Ghana, Brand Manager.

Jack Daniel’s comes from America’s oldest registered distillery, the Jack Daniel Distillery founded in 1866 by Mr. Jack Daniel in Lynchburg , Tennessee and is one of the most well-known producers of whiskey in the world. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is made with the finest corn, rye and barley malt and has a distinctive character that is the result of natural fermentation, careful distillation, and use of the Distillery’s iron-free water from the Cave Spring that runs at a constant 56° F.

Jack Daniel’s has sponsored and hosted music festivals and concerts worldwide and has had close friendships with legendary musical artists such as Frank Sinatra, Florence and the Machine and Franz Ferdinard to name a few. In Ghana, the brand has hosted the JD NightLife Awards Ceremony to award Ghanaians and organisations in the nightlife industry that reflect the Jack Daniel’s brand values.

“We are thrilled to host JD Music Fest to provide an opportunity for lovers of music and Jack Daniel’s to celebrate Ghana’s thriving music scene in the heart of the community. Jack Daniel’s has one of the most enduring relationships between a brand and popular music which has contributed to the brand as an icon. The festival line up will feature many Ghanaian artists and DJs who are also on their way to icon status, ” adds Bouclaous.

JD Music Fest will be a free street music festival held on the 25th August in Osu Close. Attendees must be age 21 and older to gain admission. Please visit Jack Daniels Facebook Page for more information.

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TINA Festival 2020 Website Launch and Early Bird Ticket Promo

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“TINA Festival was such an amazing display of Afrobeats music and culture that truly reflected the beauty and power of young Africans. We are excited to bring TINA Festival back to Ghana with many more opportunities to build, network and of course party! We are encouraging fans to visit tinafestival.com to stay tuned to festival updates and purchase tickets in advance to secure your place at Africa’s biggest Kente Party,” shares Fuse ODG, the visionary artist at the helm of TINA Festival who has been travelling the world representing Ghana at home and abroad including recent performances at The Homecoming Presidential Gala hosted by Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and headlining the AFCON Finals and Closing Ceremony at the Cairo International Stadium in Egypt.

Global Afrobeat Superstar, Fuse ODG and his This is New Africa (TINA) team announces the launch of the website for TINA Festival 2020 at www.tinafestival.com. The new site features updates for the upcoming TINA Festival 2020 event, slated for 2-4 January 2020 in Accra, Ghana as well as easy access to ticketing and information about Fuse ODG and participating artists as they are confirmed. TINA Festival launched in January 2019 to commence Ghana Tourism Authority’s Year of Return initiative in an effort to promote Ghana as a catalyst for tourism and investment.

Earlier this year, TINA Festival was celebrated over three days with a Nation Building Day, New Africa Nation Conference featuring some of Africa’s leading thought leaders including BBC Broadcaster, Reggie Yates, Actress/Producer, Ama K. Abebrese, Media Personality and Entrepreneur, Bola Ray, Entrepreneur/ Lawyer, Sangu Delle and a Music Festival headlined by top musicians from throughout the diaspora such as Sarkodie, DBanj, Stefflon Don, Joey B, Lethal Bizzle, and Skepta resulting in coverage in over 70 local and international media outlets, over 4000 attendees and more than 20 million global digital impressions!

D'Banj (Nigeria) and Fuse ODG (Ghana) at the TinaFest Last Year
SteffLondon Performing At Last Year's TinaFest

TINA Festival 2020 tickets are being offered for a 10% discount if purchased at www.tinafestival.com with the promo code TINA2020 at checkout.

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Saudi Arabia To Build Medical University, 42 Senior High Schools for Ghana – Dr. Bawumia

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The Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has announced that following an appeal by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the King of Saudi Arabia, the Goverment of Saudi Arabia has agreed to assist Ghana in the construction of a Medical University and 42 senior High Schools.

The Medical University will be established in northern Ghana.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which would fund the construction of the Medical School, would also provide funds for the construction of 42 senior high schools throughout Ghana to increase access to education for the youth, especially girls.

Vice President Bawumia underscored Government’s commitment to providing more opportunities to disadvantaged communities in Ghana, including the Zongo community, when he addressed Muslim faithful on the occasion of 2019 Eid al Adha celebration at the Independence Square in Accra on Sunday August 11, 2019.

The proposed construction of the Medical School comes a few weeks after Vice President Bawumia secured an agreement with the Government of Cuba for the training of 40 qualified students, drawn from the Zongos and other deprived communities, as medical doctors in Cuba.

“There are many brilliant students from the Zongo and other deprived communities who have had their dreams of becoming doctors shattered due to lack of funding. This programme would come as a welcome opportunity for such students to realise their God-given talents. And Insha Allah, this partnership between the Governments of Ghana and Cuba will produce more doctors from Zongo and other deprived communities in the country” he explained.

“I'm also glad to announce that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has accepted another proposal by the Government of Nana Akufo-Addo to establish a Medical School in the Northern Region of Ghana.

“Establishing a Medical School will significantly reduce the scarcity of doctors and other medical personnel in the northern part of the country. This giant step to advance the health needs of the Ghana, together with Government's other initiatives on education, vocational skills, sanitation and infrastructure development in the Zongo communities, which are being driven through the Zongo Development Fund, clearly underscore Government's vision for the Zongo community.”

Vice President Bawumia urged Ghanaians to be on the lookout for any persons who might seek to destroy the peace and unity Ghana enjoys, saying “We should remain vigilant in our communities and neighbourhoods. We must watch out for agent provocateurs, who will want to breach the peace in order to undo all the successes that we have chalked in our developmental journey this far.

“Ghana continues to remain an island of peace in a troubled region. We must not let that slip from our hands. Let us report any suspicious characters in our communities to the security agencies, so that the name of Islam is not soiled on the altar of some political goal that misguided elements may seek to achieve.”

Vice President Bawumia commended the organisers of this year’s Hajj Pilgrimage, noting that they have done such a good job that “not many people even know that some of our brothers and sisters are in Mecca for the Hajj,” unlike previous years when organisational challenges were the order of the day.

The Vice President called for prayerful support for the nation, emphasising, “As I have always done, I wish to, once again, request your support and prayers for President Akufo-Addo, myself and the government so we will continue to remain focused in our quest to successfully steer the affairs of our beloved country for the well-being of citizens.

“On behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Government of Ghana, I wish all Muslims across the country the very best as we mark the sacred occasion of Eid Al Adha.”

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