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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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Iconic Magazine Unveils Radio Personality, Natalia Andoh As The Cover For The Maiden Issue.

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GREATER ACCRA, GHANA (www.georgebritton.com) - ICONIC, a Ghanaian based online and print magazine that concentrates on entrepreneurship, lifestyle, fashion and beauty is set to unveil astute Ghanaian Radio & Television personality Natalia Andoh as the cover for the forthcoming maiden issue of the periodical publication containing articles and illustrations, often on a particular subject or aimed at a particular readership.

The brain child of the magazine is The New Accra Communications a firm that is an integrated public relations, marketing and event that transcends the boundaries of conventional PR and Marketing practices to bring multi-faceted and creative representation to clients. It will be covering topics from family to social issues in the Ghanaian community in an educative fun and witty manner.

The magazine demographic is aimed at the ages of 18 to 45 who are bold, real, fearless and fun. It has a best friend girl-to-girl tone throughout while empowering and encouraging women to stand in their own truth embracing their race, gender, and own individual path related to love, finances, hair, skin in a nutshell, unapologetically womanly and beautiful.

Our slogan ‘’Authentic, Fearless, African” depicts our enthusiasm with featuring role models that encourage the African woman to become empowered and better human beings. The mission of the it is to build a world-class magazine business that can be accessed all over Ghana, Additionally build a very strong magazine online presence with active subscribers from all over the world, and also delve deeper into improving, educating and promoting African fashion in Ghana (West Africa).

Iconic aims at becoming the premier fashion and lifestyle magazine that showcases Ghana fashion and lifestyle n a prestigious manner while highlighting the collections of Ghanaian leading designer brand to the world.

Natalia Nana Ama Andoh is a media personality(Radio/TV) who hosts the mid-morning show on Class 91.3fm in Accra and Tv’s Celebrity FanZone on GhOne Television. She also has a foundation ‘THE NATALIA ANDOH FOUNDATION’ with the objective of helping people thrive through understanding, protecting, and sustaining their mental health.

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Mic Smith, And Vyrusky Nominated For The MVPs.

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LAGOS, NIGERIA (www.georgebritton.com) - Ghanaian professional Disk Jockey (DJ), Mic Smith has secured three (3) nominations at the forthcoming biggest and most prestigious annual award ceremony, The Soundcity MVP Awards Festival ("TheMVPs" or "MVP") slated for 11th of January, 2020 – Live from the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria.

DJ Mic Smith's hit single, Jama (featuring Pataronking and Shaker) is nominated in the Best Collaboration of the Year, Song of the Year and Listeners Choice of the Year categories respectively. In the Song of the Year category, he will be competing against Rema (Nigeria), Teni (Nigeria), Joeboy (Nigeria), Fireboy (Nigeria), Burna Boy (Nigeria), King Monada (South Africa), Diamond Platnumz (Nigeria) and Zlatan (Nigeria).

He is keenly in contention with Skiibii (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), Prince Kaybee (South Africa), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Burna Boy (Nigeria) for the Best Collaboration of the Year, and in the Listeners Choice category, he is competing against Stonebwoy (Ghana), Olamide (Nigeria), Burna Boy (Nigeria), Harmonize (Tanzania), Joeboy (Nigeria), Rema (Nigeria), Prince Kaybee (South Africa), and Fireboy (Nigeria).

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Simultaneously, Ghanaian DJ, Vyrusky also chalked a slot in the African DJ of the Year, with nominees from other African countries, including DJ Neptune (Nigeria), DJ Zinhle (South Africa), DJ Kaywise (Nigeria), DJ Spinall (Nigeria), and Kenya's DJ Creme De La Creme.

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Click on the link to vote for your favorite; https://soundcitymvp.com/

The Soundcity MVP Awards Festival ("TheMVPs" or "MVP") is an event presented by Soundcity TV which awards plaques to musicians and performers across Africa. Since 2007, the winners are chosen by the viewers and fans by visiting #TheMVPs' website. and a select committee of the industry stakeholder. The first MVPs ceremony will hold on the 29th of December in Lagos, Nigeria.

The awards are presented annually and broadcast live on Soundcity TV on DStv, GOtv, TalkTalk UK, Soundcity Radio Network and Soundcity Android and iOS app as well as online on the SoundcityTV website, YouTube and other social media accounts.

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Steve Harvey New Talk Show Coming To Facebook Watch.

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Steve Harvey is bringing back his daytime talk show — but this time, he’s going the streaming route, sealing a deal for a new series at Facebook Watch. The new show, titled “Steve on Watch,” is set to premiere on January 6.

Harvey has already taped the first batch of new episodes for his revived show, shooting new segments in Atlanta between Dec. 3 and Dec. 6 at the Tyler Perry Studios. According to Facebook, the first batch of episodes will run for 10 weeks, with multiple segments a week.

Endeavor Content’s non-scripted and branded content arm Film 45 and Steve Harvey Global’s East 112 label will produce “Steve on Watch,” which is executive produced by Ianthe Jones.

“Reaching my audience anywhere and everywhere they are has always been the goal,” Harvey said in a statement. “Facebook Watch viewers are the most energetic, engaged community, and so are my amazing fans. Getting all those people to directly engage on a platform like this is the perfect evolution of the show.”

A rep for Harvey also pointed to the comedian’s strength on social media, including Facebook, in making the decision to move his show to Watch. Per stats supplied by Facebook and Harvey’s company, his page received 2.2 billion views between September 2018 and August 2019, and 64 million engagements, while 35 videos earned more than 10 million views. In April 2019, Harvey’s Facebook page was the No. 6 most-viewed U.S. entertainment page, per Tubular.

“Steve on Watch” will feature Harvey giving his take on everyday life and “issues affecting his audience,” as well as interviews with performers, musicians, viral stars and others.

To that end, it will contain a lot of the same DNA as his previous syndicated talker “Steve,” which ended its run in June. “Steve” aired on NBC-owned stations in the nation’s key markets, but the Peacock stations opted this fall to fill his prime daytime slots with new entry “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

“Steve” was owned by Harvey and IMG (now Endeavor Content), like the new show will be, and distributed by NBCUniversal. It was understood at the time that NBC opted to make the switch to Clarkson because it also produces, in addition to distributing, her show.

After “Steve” ended its run, WME shopped the show to stations, as well as cable outlets, but then began looking at digital buyers, including Facebook, to move into that realm.

At the Variety Entertainment Summit at CES in January, Harvey expressed disappointment at NBC’s decision (“I thought it would have been nice of them to come to me — as the only dude who’s survived [in daytime TV] for seven years — about it,” Harvey said, referring to the Clarkson announcement), but also revealed that he was starting to look more closely at internet-video platforms, after viral social-media clips from “Family Feud” generated hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“That’s money right now,” he said. “There’s no delayed gratification.”

Harvey launched “Steve” in 2017, replacing “The Steve Harvey Show,” another daytime talk show that had been produced by EndemolShine North America and NBCUniversal. That show, which began Harvey’s daytime talk stint, premiered in 2012.

The busy Harvey additionally hosts syndicated game show “Family Feud,” as well as the primetime “Celebrity Family Feud” for ABC. He’s also a highly in-demand emcee for numerous specials including the annual Miss Universe pageant, which just aired on Dec. 8 (also from Atlanta), and is a bestselling author.

Jones’ previous talk show credits include “The Queen Latifah Show,” “The Ricki Lake Show,” and “Dr. Phil.”

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Berla Mundi, And Giovanni Caleb Set To Premiere “Bus Ride” On 3FM Drive.

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3FM’s Giovanni Caleb and Berla Mundi will be taking their 3FM Drive experience on the road every friday.

In partnership with Metro Mass transport, the 3FM ‘Bus Ride Edition’ starts tomorrow and is expected to bring listeners who join the branded bus a whole new experience of radio.

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From free food, drinks to celebrities passing through and hanging out with the passengers.

Edem, La Meme Gang and Feli Luna will be on the bus tomorrow.

All you have to do is be on route of the ‘3FM Drive Bus’ hop on and hop off when you want and experience radio like never before with your hosts, Giovanni Caleb and Berla Mundi.

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