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From Chief Moomen to Zylofon Boss

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Celebrated playwright, Chief Moomen in a Facebook post made a request of GHC5 million to Nana Appiah the Zylofon boss after showering series of praise on him for his immense help and contribution towards the arts and entertainment industry. He then went on and added he would create the biggest theatre production the world have never seen about the legendary King of the Mali Empire, Mansa Musa.

He said in the letter, “Give me 5 million cedis( Just a little over 1 million dollars). And let me create some magic that could, potentially, be the game-changer in Ghana’s arts and tourism industry,”

Mr Moomen went ahead to articulate step by step how he would put to use the amount if granted and how he will generate GHC100 million as returns. Some other businessmen who have have a thing or two to do with the entertainment industry were copied; Kwame Despite, Kwabena Duffour, Ibrahim Mahama, and Banasco Seidu Nuhu,

Below is the letter he penned to Nana Appiah.

Dear Mr. Zylofon Media Boss,
So your signing of Shatta Wale is all over the news. Kudos for putting money into the industry. I’ve always advocated for the wealthy in our society to invest their monies back in the country and become great patrons of the arts; that is how we build civilizations.

Obviously, you are not afraid to spend. And on the arts for the matter. So, let me sell you a vision that could be one of the most impactful things you’ll ever do.

Give me 5 million cedis( Just a little over 1 million dollars). And let me create some magic that could, potentially, be the game-changer in Ghana’s arts and tourism industry.

I want to create the biggest theatre production in the world, about the richest man to have ever lived on this earth, Mansa Musa the legendary King of ancient Mali Empire. This would be an extravagant, exciting and absolutely spectacular theatrical outdooring.
Here is the catch- you are spending millions to build an ultra-modern theatre, so we hear.

How about spend a fraction of that to produce amazing content for the place. How do you intend to unveil your new magnificent building? With another unimaginative show where some performers come to jump and mime on stage? We’ve seen that before. Oya, pass. Let’s do something different.

Now imagine this: Opening Night. High profile audience with local and international media. The curtain gently rises to a powerful yet soothing melody from a 200 member choir supported by a 100 member orchestra of both traditional and international instruments. Imagine 50 people in a synchronised beating of the fontomfrom or brekete.

Imagine 100 dancers with their surgically choreographed moves. Imagine our actors and extras all playing their parts powerfully. Imagine the rousing narration and poetry holding all the stories together. Imagine the elaborate set, the colourful and mesmerizing costumes and props, the lights and sound effects. Ahhhhh! Wouldn’t this be something else; 500 performers on one stage telling the epic story of a great African King. It is like the feeling you get when watching ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Lord of the Rings’. Something more daring and more spectacular than ‘The Lion King’, which has been staging for decades and has made millions of dollars.

Of course this won’t be for charity. It’s a business! Let the Mansa Musa Epic be the highlight performance of the theatre with an annual calendar. Target 1,000,000 audiences in Ghana and around the world over a period, with 100ghc standard ticket. That is, potentially, 100 million cedis in revenue for a 5 million cedis initial investment. Trust me, with the right marketing and hype, people will travel around the country, the continent and the world to come see this. But we must give them a reason to come. And it has to big and bold and absolutely worth their time and effort.

This could be so impactful in many ways;
Direct employment for 500 people with several thousands in the value chain.

Boost to tourism industry with many coming to see the play. And once they are here, they will also explore the country. This could be great evidence of the power of the arts to Government and can finally push them to make great investments in the area.

Several millions in revenue. Others have done it and so can we.

Not to talk of the importance of such a production in reinvigorating African pride and confidence. If you know what I mean.

All for possibly less than the entire value of the Shatta Wale’s deal. I say it is a risk worth it.

I’m obsessed with this vision. It will be done. Just a matter of time. Maybe sooner if those with deep pockets can see what I see. I have done so much, with so little. I could do so much more, with a little more!

CC: Kwame Despite, Kwabena Duffour, Ibrahim Mahama, Petronia City, Banasco Seidu Nuhu:) and others!

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DKB Saves Ghana At Glo LafftaFest Show

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Glo Lafftafest was held over the weekend at the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair. It was one of the highly anticipated events this month; everyone couldn’t wait to catch a laugh from the top comedians billed on the night.

Part of those who performed was Ghana King of Comedy, DKB. As part of the comedians from Ghana billed to perform, he had a point to prove and like what we have become used to, he didn’t disappoint. The King as he is referred mostly, mounted the stage as the last Ghanaian to perform and needed to leave a big a statement and his output wasn’t anything short of flamboyance.

His performance on the night was super amazing, he cracked up the entire audience and it was epic to say the least. Talking about trending issues, DKB changed the narrative a little bit hitting on the stereotype about him; his head. In a video that has made rounds on social media, DKB is seen making fun of his “Cute Head” which was very hilarious. The several bouts of thunderous applauses during his time on stage says it all.

Others who performed on the night were Bovi, Gordons, Foster Romanus, Jacinta, Seyi Law, Salvador and Basketmouth. Who each had a wonderful performance time, in all it was a very great gathering for a good laugh.

, Comedy Express the monthly comedy show DKB features on comes off every 1st Friday of every month. The next show is on September 7th. To get advance tickets, Call/ Whatsapp the tickets hotline 0571-241-341. You can also catch the show on TV every Thursday at 7:30pm only on Joy Prime.

Source: Fenuku Augustine.

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NPP’s APlus Nails First Performance After 9 Years At Comedy Express Last Friday

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Patrons who gathered at Eddy’s Pizza Osu, last Friday for the comedy express comedy show were treated to a very exciting evening. It was all fun and laughter as the billed comedians on the night kept audience in a hilarious mood from start to end.

Coming off an excellent show last month, this month’s edition witnessed a mammoth crowd who trooped into the venue to also have a bite of the apple. One will say no one regretted passing through as each person was served with unadulterated fine GhComedy.

There was also an unusual name in comedy who mounted the stage after 9 good years. APlus was the guest performer for the night and prior to the show many were a bit skeptical about him, but he delivered and it was amazing to see him perform. His act was a steady craft of jokes mixed with great wits amidst his controversial self.

Speaking to him, he said “It’s very satisfactory to return to comedy and nail it. I feel very good about myself that I delivered because it has seriously been 9years and if it had been someone else he wouldn’t have found it easy but thankfully I came up flying”

The comedy show has a record of hosting top celebrities in the country, over the years, celebrities such as KSM, Nana Ama McBrown, Kalybos, Van Vicker to name a few have passed through to enjoy themselves, this time around, online sensation Rosemond Brown aka Akuapem Poloo, Ghana movie awards CEO Fred Nuamah, Big brother house rep Elikem and Blackstars Goalkeeper Razak Braimah were in attendance.

Performers on the night were comedy king DKB, Sportoo, Crypto, Alowess, Putogo, Teekay, Waris, Khemikal, Lekzy, OB and a surprise music performance by Dada Hafco with the hottest highlife song now, it was hosted by witty MJ the Comedian . Each comedian raised the bar for the event and cracked the ribs of audience with perfection.

Another unexpected side attraction was the attendance of Glo Ghana network and their marketing executives to educate the audience on their upcoming Glo Lafftafest comedy event on Sunday 12th August. There were lots of giveaways with each audience member going home with a bottle of DJ Sparkling non-alcoholic Champagne. Comedy Express is a monthly comedy show which comes off every first Friday of every month at Eddys Pizza- Osu branch, next edition is slated for 7th September. You can also catch the show on Joyprime every Thursday at 7:30pm.

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Ajeezay Drops Visuals For His “AKAN SIKA ADURO COVER “

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We at Xcess Entertainment are really honoured to present to you the finest and hilarious visuals for Ajeezay’s Sika Aduro Cover. This one is actually a cover of hiplife rap artist AKAN’s Most talked about Song” ME SIKA ADURO” .

This video was shot and directed by JEMAR .
Kindly enjoy this creative and rib cracking one!
@ajeezayGH on all social media platforms!

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DKB Nominated For Man Of The Year Entertainment In Upcoming EMY Awards 2018.

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EMY (Exclusive Man of the Year) Africa Awards is aimed at celebrating exceptional and distinguished men in Africa who have excelled in their fields of endeavor. The award scheme in its previous 2 years has been excellent and in its 3rd year, promises to be bigger.

Some winners of the previous editions of the awards include Ex-President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kuffuor, International Business Mogul Sir Sam Jonah and Business Consultant and Politician Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom. Others are Business Magnate Dr Kwabena Duffour, Young Nigerian Entrepreneur Adebola Williams, International Football Legend- Abedi Pele, Chairman of United Bank of Africa and Celebrated Philanthropist Mr Tony Elumelu, among others.

Yesterday, nominees were announced and King of Comedy DKB was nominated in the category Entertainment Man of the year. He is in the category with Stonebwoy, Akwesi Boadi “Akrobeto”, Latif Abubakar and Abdul Salam.

“It’s a great honour done me, I feel very proud of how far I have taken comedy in Ghana. I will like to use this opportunity to thank every Ghanaian who has made time to watch us perform, appreciated us and criticized us. It’s a one bundle of direction to our perfection.” DKB said.

The unveiling of nominees saw in attendance, popularly personalities like Joselyn Dumas, Selly Gally, Salma Mumin, KOD, Nana Adwoa Awindor and Big J Cartel of Praye fame among others. The EMYs event is scheduled to take place on August 18. Voting of your favourite personality ends on August 15.

To vote for DKB, *713*714# and select “DKB”, a vote cast costs only 80pesewas or download “Speakup Mobile App” from playstore or app store, register and choose DKB.

Comedy Express TV show on Joyprime airs every Thursday 7:30 pm where DKB plays a lead role in performance, also there is Comedy Express event that happens first Friday of every month at Eddy’s pizza-Osu where content for the TV show are curated from. The August edition of Comedy express is slated for 3rd August. Tickets are going for GhC 30, contact 0571-241-341.

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