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CYIB-Curious Minds Organizes Poetry Soirée In Support Of Women’s Bodily Rights.

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On the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), an international advocacy and awareness-raising campaign that runs from 25 November to 10 December, CYIB-CURIOUS MINDS, an NGO that sets the agenda for young people in Ghana organized a poetry soirée to reiterate its call for gender equality, women empowerment and ending gender-based violence in the country.

The event which took place at ZEN Gardens in Accra yesterday saw guests been treated to poetic pieces from seasoned poets. Under the theme ‘MY BODY, MY RIGHTS’ there was a performance from Fatima Majeed (Crafted Tima) who shared a poem on feminism and the women empowerment to Poet Amishadia who shared an amazing piece on the stigma attached to abortion.

The ladies from Ehalakasa Poetry Group: Shika, The Native Girl and The Fanti Girl left guests stunned with their awesome pieces on religious stigma around sex education, infertility and gender-based violence.

Speaking to media after the event, Executive Coordinator of CYIB- Curious Minds, Kingsley Obeng-Kyereh said “We’ve been talking about women for long but there are various way by which we can raise awareness for women issues and tonight was a testament of how issues that society won’t want us to discuss were brought up in artistry manner. Around this time when we’re celebrating 16 days of activism, it is so important that we bring to the fore the issues we’ve been talking about over the years and this was one of the best ways to do that.”

Mr. Obeng-Kyereh also spoke about the CYIB-CURIOUS MINDS CM Policy Program. “We have set up a feminist institute that seeks to bring together young ladies (fellows) from different angles to help encourage other young ladies (feminists) to be doing the right things. When we use the right platforms to send messages to the world, many people would realize that feminism is not a fight against men”

Responding to the question of Ghanaians reactions for feminism advocacy, he explained “Some people have got a hot way in advocating and not everybody will be so happy about that attitude. It is the way we interact and bring other young men to understand the goal and purpose of supporting the woman/girl child that matters most.”

(Source: ameyawdebrah.com)

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OB Amponsah, Jacinta, Clemento Suarez, DKB, Bovi, Others Nominated For COPO Awards 2019.

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Comedy and Poetry is an art and it serves it purpose amongst the Ghanaian Creative Industry and beyond. The Comedy and Poetry Awards (COPO) first edition is here to award and give recognition to the makers and players in the industry.

During the period of 2nd September and 10th October 2019, there was a call for entry for nominations and a lot of entries were submitted. The process ended and the board took time to filter the entries which were submitted. Finally we bring to you the final list of nominees. The categories are not limited to the Ghanaian Creative Arts Industry alone but includes the African continent as well. The voting process begins from 1st December 2019 to 20th January, 2020.

Check them out here below:

PROPOSED NOMINATIONS

Ø COMEDY CATEGORY:

  • African Comedian of the year
  1. Basket Mouth – Nigeria
  2. Bovi – Nigeria
  3. Okay Bakasi – Nigeria
  4. Trevor Noah – South Africa
  5. Patrick Salvador – Uganda
  6. Gordons – Nigeria
  7. Akpororo – Nigeria
  8. Kenny Blaq – Nigeria
  • Comedian of the year
  1. OB Amponsah
  2. James Brown
  3. LekzyDecomic
  4. DKB
  5. Foster Romanus
  6. Clemento Suarez
  • Most Popular Comedian of the year
  1. Kojo Nkansah Liwin
  2. LekxyDecomic
  3. Clemento Suarez
  4. Comedian Waris
  5. Teacher Kwadwo
  6. Bismark the Joke
  7. Akrobeto
  8. Jeneral Ntatia
  9. Kalybos
  10. DKB
  11. SDK Dele
  12. OB Amponsah
  13. Lawyer Ntim
  14. Heiress Jacinta
  • Stand Up Comedy Act of the Year
  1. Teacher Kwadwo
  2. MJ the Comedian
  3. DKB
  4. ID James Brown
  5. Khemikal
  6. OB Amponsah
  7. Foster Romanus
  8. Comedian Warris
  9. Alowess
  10. Heiress Jacinta
  11. LekzyDecomic
  • Best TV Comedy Program of the Year
  1. Boys Abr3
  2. The Real News
  3. Master & 3 Maids
  4. Baba Spirit Show
  5. Pa2Pa
  6. KejetiavsMakola
  7. The Classroom – UTV
  • Best Radio Comedy Program of the Year
  1. Weekend City Show – Joy FM
  2. Borkor de3 – Asempa FM
  3. Friday Comedy Show – Zylofone FM
  • Best Comedy Movie of the Year
  1. Away Bus
  2. Asylum Is Down Movie
  3. 3idiots & a wise man
  4. Sam Loko
  5. The Two Pilots
  6. Mad House
  • Discovery Comedian of the year
  1. William Odartey Lamptey
  2. Alowess
  3. Maame Esi Forson
  4. MJ the Comedian
  5. Ranzy
  • Best Viral Comedy Skit of the Year
  1. SKD Dele Skits
  2. Teacher Kojo Comedy Blog News
  3. EfoComedy Skit
  4. Magraheb Comedy Blog News
  5. KojoNkansah Comedy Skits
  6. Comedian Waris Skits
  7. Ebenezer Forson Skits
  8. Kojo Sheldon Skits
  9. MmebusemComedy Skits
  10. AjeezayNonfa Skits
  11. MaameEsiForson Comedy Skits
  12. Kwame OboadieComedy Skits
  13. KomfoKolege  Skits
  14. Tooli Master Skits
  15. Kpakpo Comedy Skits – kcurtiz
  • Best Comedy Stage Act of the Year
  1. JeneralNtatia
  2. Foster Romanus
  3. Richard Amoakoh
  4. Clemento Suarez
  5. Nana GyasiOwusu
  • Best Comedy Event of the Year
  1. Easter Comedy Show
  2. Laughline Comedy Night
  3. The Barber and The Apprentice
  4. Ghana 4 Sale
  5. Adam in Court
  6. MMC LIVE
  7. Boot 4 Boot
  8. Dora Why
  9. Comedy Express
  10. Accra We Dey
  11. Chrismas in April
  12. 1025 Laughs
  • Comic Sketch Artist of the Year
  1. Akosua the cartoonist
  2. Titi the Slayer
  3. Tilapia-3news.com

Ø POETRY:

  1. SPOKEN WORD;
  • Best African Poetry / Spoken Word Act of the Year
  1. Ijeoma Umebinyuo – Nigeria
  2. Harriet Anena – Uganda
  3. Safia Elhillo – Sudan (UK Based)
  4. Zuhura Seng’enge – Tanzania
  5. Puno Selesho – South Africa
  6. Sege Hasson – Nigeria
  7. Liyou Libsekal – Ethiopia (US Based)
  8. Siddiq Dzukogi – Nigeria
  9. TogaraMuzanenhamo – Zimbabwe
  10. TJ Dema – Botswana
  • Best Poetry/Spoken Word Act of the Year
  1. Poetra Asantewa
  2. Poet Pobee
  3. Ancestral Poet
  4. Rhyme Sonny
  5. Nana Asaase
  6. Mutombo the Poet
  7. Chief Moomen
  8. AmaNuamah
  9. Jeffery Nortey
  10. Yaw OdeiAmpofo
  • Best Poetry / Spoken Word Event of the Year
  1. Ghana Poetry Festival
  2. Pa Gya! Literary Festival
  3. Nkabom Literary Festival
  4. EHALAKASA Festival
  5. PAMA Festival
  6. TALK Party
  • Best Poetry Program OTY
  1. Wobu b3 aa me te b3
  • Best Discovery Poet / Spoken Word Act OTY
  1. Nakeeyat Dramani
  2. Abeiku the Village Thinker
  3. Kwame Legacy
  4. Poet Timmy
  5. The Post Man
  6. Poet Nazir
  7. Vitus Speaks
  8. Terry Debrah
  9. Fred Baiden
  10. Kel’s the Poet
  • Best Poetic / Spoken Word Album / EP OTY
  1. GOAT Album – Rhyme Sonny
  2. Ns3m ne Okra – Ancestral Poet
  1. POETIC LYRICAL RAP;
  • Best Lyricist of the Year
  1. Sarkodie
  2. Trigmatic
  3. Kojo Cue
  4. M.anifest
  5. Strongman
  6. Flowking Stone
  7. Kwesi Arthur
  8. Omar Sterling
  9. Teephlow
  10. EL
  11. Eno Barony
  • Discovery Lyricist of the Year
  1. Kwame Dame
  2. Akan
  3. Lyrical Joe
  4. Freda Rhymz
  5. Amerado
  • Best Lyrical Song of the Year
  1. Me Sika Duro – AKAN
  2. Rapper 101 – M.Anifest
  3. One Stone – Kwesi Arthur
  4. Gifted – Flowking Stone
  5. Angels and Demons – Sarkodie
  • Best Female Lyricist of the year
  1. Eno Barony
  2. Freda Rhymz
  3. Feli Nuna
  • Best Male Lyricist of the Year
  1. Sarkodie
  2. M.anifest
  3. Kwesi Arthur
  4. Strongman
  5. Omar Sterling
  6. Flowking Stone
  7. Trigmatic
  8. Teephlow
  9. Akan
  • Best Lyrical Album/EP of the Year
  1. ALPHA – Sarkodie
  2. Life from Nkrumah Krom II – Kwesi Arthur
  3. STN – Strongman
  4. KILL – Lyrical joe
  5. AKAN – Akan
  6. GIFTED II – Flowking Stone
  7. The Eigth Element – Trigmatic
  8. Kwame Dame –Hillstreet
  9. BAR 5 – EL
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LaughLine Introduces First Edition Of “All White Christmas Comedy Show”.

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As its getting closer to the festive occasion - Christmas, giant Comedy show, LaughLine is introducing a new form of entertainment.

The show which was officially announced and introduced in Ghana on September 3rd 2016 has become a household name as it brings and produces the best of comedians all over the country.

Making it more exciting, they have announced and introduced the "All White Chrismas Comedy Show" to celebrate the Christmas festive occasion in grand style.

The event will go live on December 21st at the Snap Cinemas, Accra City Hall as comedians such as DKB, Augustin Dennis, MJ, Nii oo Nii, Jerry, Original Ak, Afia Barcelona Sportoo with LekzyDecomic as the host, and more will be present to make audiences laugh till they cry out loud.

Laughline is proudly sponsored by Agroyard and supported by Mnotify

Connect with LaughLine on these social handles below;
Facebook: Laugh Line
Twitter & Instagram: @LaughLinegh

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LOUD AND CLEAR TOUR: Comedian Trevor Noah Sells-Out Madison Square Garden.

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JOHANNESBURG - This past weekend, South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, put on a show at New York's Madison Square Garden as part of his "Loud and Clear" tour. Noah's show was completely sold out, the first time an African has ever achieved this. He now joins the exclusive list of Hollywood A-list comedians such as Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Kevin Hart, who have all previously sold out their own shows at Madison Square Garden.

Over the past two weeks, South Africans have had a lot to celebrate. From the Springboks winning the 2019 Rugby World CupSho Madjozi and John Cena hanging out on the Kelly Clarkson Show to Noah's recent history-making, these achievements have been important to the many people living in a country plagued by gender-based violence, corruption, rising poverty and unemployment as well as widening inequality.

Taking to social media, Noah thanked his fans for coming out and told them he hadn't wanted the memorable night to end.

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The "son of the soil", as he is affectionately known, has been making major career moves since taking over from previous host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart. Noah's memoir Born a Crime became an international bestseller, has been awarded countless awards including several NAACP Image Awards, an Emmy nomination and according to Forbes, is now the fourth highest paid comedian in the world. And of course, who can forget his unforgettable Xhosa speech at the Oscars earlier this year?

About Madison Square Garden:

Before the current day Madison Square Garden, which was completed in 1968, there was actually three Madison Square Garden’s that were open to attract the people of New York and around the world to enjoy various sports, concerts and other forms of entertainment.

According to a TLTC Blog, one of the main reasons that Madison Square Garden is widely recognized as the world’s most famous arena is because of its location, in the middle of Manhattan. Madison Square Garden was also constructed on top of Pennsylvania Station, with service from the Long Island Rail Road and the emergence of New Jersey Transit, it made Madison Square Garden that much accessible to people in the tri-state area. 

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Ayittey Powers, Joseph Langabell To Host The “Comprehensive Edition” Of Comedy Express.

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Your favorite monthly comedy show, Comedy Express is coming your way again. The show has become the comedy bus stop for many comedy lovers as every edition, the organizers try and add an element to the show that would excite more than just the acts being billed.

This month’s edition is dubbed the “Comprehensive Edition”. This month would also see the two “English grammar professors”, Ayittey Powers and Joseph Langabell host the show. It is going to be an epic battle of who is more superior in expressing himself in English. This is a battle you cannot miss.

Acts billed to perform on the night include, Mj the Comedian, Comedian Nino, Alowess, Pjay and The King of Gh Comedy DKB. There would also music performance from "ferrari for my lover" Camidoh and the man behind the hottest song "Amanfuor girls" Quamina MP.

The show is slated for Friday November 1 2019, at the SOHO Bar inside the Marina Mall. Tickets is selling at Ghc 40.00 for advance tickets and Ghc 50.00 for tickets sold at the Gate. For more information and Tickets, call 0558134734.

The show is supported by Holiday Inn. Every ticket gets you a bottle of Dj Sparkling Champagne, Star Biscuits, Artiste Pizza and Discount from Dropping Ride hailing services. Don’t miss the Comprehensive Edition, because it promises to be the best edition yet.

(Source: Fenuku Augustine)

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