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Oscar Winners: Rami Malek, Spike Lee, Regina King & Others Take Home The Golden Statue At The 91st Annual Academy Awards; Checkout Photos

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The 91st annual Academy Awards were filled with a slew of first-time winners, including Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) for Best Actor, Olivia Colman (The Favourite) for Best Actress and Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) for Best Adapted Screenplay.

BlacKkKlansman‘s Ruth E. Carter became the first African-American woman ever to win an Oscar in the Costume Design category. Alfonso Cuaron also picked up his fifth career Oscar in the memorable 2019 ceremony.

Check out the photos of those who did win hardware

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Peter Farrelly – Best Picture – ÔGreen BookÕ
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Alfonso Cuaron – Director, Original Screenplay and Cinematography – ‘Roma’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Olivia Colman – Lead Actress – ‘The Favourite’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Rami Malek – Lead Actor – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Lady Gaga – Original Song – ‘Shallow’, A Star Is Born’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Ludwig Goransson – Original Score – ‘Black Panther’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Spike Lee – Best Adapted Screenplay – ‘BlacKkKlansman’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga. Brian Hayes Currie, from left, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga accept the award for best original screenplay for “Green Book” at the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
91st Academy Awards – Show, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman – Live Action Short Film – ‘Skin’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm – Visual Effects – ‘First Man’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Melissa Berton, Rayka Zehtabchi – Best Documentary Short Subject – ‘Period. End of Sentence.’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Becky Neiman-Cobb and Domee Shi – Animated Short – ‘Bao’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – Animated Feature – ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Mahershala Ali – Supporting Actor – ‘Green Book’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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John Ottman – Film Editing – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali – Sound Mixing – Bohemian Rhapsody
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Nina Hartstone and John Warhurst – Sound Editing – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Jay Hart and Hannah Beachler – Production Design – ‘Black Panther’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Ruth E. Carter – Costume Design – ‘Black Panther’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Kate Biscoe, Greg Cannom and Kate Biscoe – Makeup and Hairstyling – ‘Vice’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill – Best Documentary Feature – ‘Free Solo’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019
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Regina King – Supporting Actress – ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
91st Annual Academy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019

Source: Deadline.com

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HERO CONCERT: Kuami Eugene Restores Highlife Music On The Event Night.

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As at some point in time, within the Ghanaian entertainment ecosystem, the indigenous Ghanaian genre of music, that is, the highlife music suffered a heavy blow as competing genres such as reggae-dancehall, afrobeat, hip hop, hip life etc. has become more appealing to the Ghanaian entertainment patrons, or fanatics. But the narrative has been changed for the better as sensational musician, Kuami Eugene's timely intervention salvaged the highlife genre of music from it competitors.

On the 4th of October, 2019, christened Eugene Kwame Marfo hosted legendary highlife musician, Rex Omar and highlife music fanatics, including a section of the traditional mass communication media, writers, and social media commentators to stage the maiden edition of an annual two hour highlife music concert dubbed, "Hero Concert" at the +233 Jazz Bar & Grill, in Accra. The event also garnered the presence of notable Ghanaian personalities, including Okyeame Kwame, Richie Mensah, Stephanie Benson etc.

The event, powered by SLIP Entertainment, in partnership with talent hub, recording and distribution label, Lynx Entertainment witnessed patrons from both the local front and the diaspora who amassed in an overwhelming numbers to be served accordingly. The "Hero Concert" primitively began with an introductory performance from the High School Band who watered the grounds with their artistry prowess and dexterity.

Revelers at the show grooved their sweat off when the Ghanaian celebrated performing act took to stage as he gave a splendid performance on backed by an electrifying and live band music which was virtually enjoyed by all patrons who trooped in to witness the highlife artiste. Kuami Eugene and his band started off from the outset with songs popular here and the crowd was ruptured in ecstasy.  His performance on the night compelled the European folks, to adjust to flamy environment created by the indigenous fans of the music star, as he performed most songs on his album.

The event came in three folds, the indigenous highlife section, contemporary highlife and borga highlife section. Kuami mounted the stage to deliver the first set of highlife music. He performed tunes from some Ghanaian highlife musicians such as, "Damebi", "Wo da nda", "Sisi Maame", "Theresa", Kwan Kwan eee", "Highlife time", "Osobokyere". His performance was really accurate and intense as patrons were all up, grinding and grooving to the tunes. His vocal dexterity was in synchronization with the environment that cause an uproar on the night.

"Kwani Kwani", "Ohemaa", No More", "Baby Girl", "Walahi", were his own composed songs that were dished out from his catalogue. His performance created cool ambiance for most of the reserved fans to jam along. Kuami Eugene's craft lived up to expectation irrespective of the short minutes he was on stage.

Legendary, Rex Omar was up on was on stage to continue to kindle the burning flames that was lit up by Kuami Eugene. Rex Omar served the audience with some evergreen tunes. The concert goers became excited when the veteran higlife musician performed his "Abiba" tune. The event got thrilling when Eugene joined Rex Omar to perform his "Angela" tune. Well Rex Omar didn't disappoint though. He was laying the lyrics of the tune according to.

Sensational highlife artiste, Kidi’s presence was felt amidst the ostentatious Hero musical concert. He performed a host of songs with the Rock Star. The show got intensified when Kuami took patrons to church by singing some public domain Gospel Music. That moment left some undying memories on the event goers' mind. Ghanaian music fans are a forgiving lot. Annoy them all you want for, as long as you deliver what was promised in the first agreement, they will turn up in droves and party until drop, as witnessed at the concert

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Fuse ODG Defines Africa At The Launch Of His “New Africa Nation” Album In Ghana.

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Ghanaian UK-based Fuse ODG started off with a song off his "New Africa Nation" Album succeeded by his club banger “Million Pound Girl” before a catalogue of his popular hits including "Boa Me" featuring R2bees and Ed Sheeran, "Anteena".

Ghanaian music fans are a forgiving lot. Annoy them all you want for as long as you deliver what was promised in the first agreement, they will turn up in droves and party until drop, as witnessed at the launch of “New Africa Nation” album concert show, Thursday night, hosted at the +233 Jazz Bar & Grill, in Accra and headlined by Ghanaian award-winning Afrobeats icon, Fuse ODG.

The event accumulated the presence of some well defined Ghanaian personalities including, Legendary Highlife musician, Gyedu Blay Ambulley, who collaborated with the Afrobeats performer, Fuse ODG to unleash an escalating performance, leaving an eternal memory on their minds.

Multiple awards winning Ghanaian rap genre of music artiste, Sarkodie's presence was felt amidst the launch of the ostentatious album, "New Africa Nation". He eulogised the Ghanaian UK-based for leading a temerarious and audacious heed to avert the brainwashed African diasporas, conniving it with a suprise performance of the "Down On One" tune.

The show primitively commenced with some distinctive words of poetry from a talented young Nigerian Ghanaian-based Writer/poet, Yom Nfojoh popularly known as Yom The Poet. Yom gave a magnificent taste of true african rich tales and great wise sayings, made to become something spectacular you have neither seen nor heard before.

Musician, Kojo Taylor also got a slot to deliver his artistry prowess, as he kept the atmosphere on a circle while patrons were waiting for the main act, Fuse ODG to mount stage.
Revelers at the show grooved their sweat off when the Ghanaian celebrated performing act took to stage at exactly 22:00 hours as he gave a splendid performance on stage backed by an electrifying and live band music which was virtually enjoyed by all patrons who trooped in to witness the Afro fusion and  African artiste. Fuse ODG and his band started off from the outset with songs popular here and the crowd was ruptured in ecstasy. 

The 31 year old Ghanaian singer's dancers burst onto the stage with such unmatched energy, demonstrating that versatility which has made dancing an essential and remarkable act on the minds of Africans.

Fuse' performance on the night compelled the European folks, including the British nationals to adjust to flamy environment created by the indigenous fans of the music star, as he performed most songs on his new album.

Fuse ODG was on a mission to pacify the storm he caused and one way of endearing himself to his indigenous fans. He educated the patrons on religion, urging them to entrust in themselves to achieve a successful life, as he noted that there is God in every human.

Although the musical accomplishments of Afrobeat pioneer, the Grammy and MOBO award-winning star's special assignment is much bigger than his music. Now a global star, he is using his platform to rebuild the image of Africa, both within the continent and throughout the world.

Amidst his performance at the launch of the "New Nation Album", he explained that, the album’s concept was to provide a platform to showcase Africa in a positive light, to develop a love for Africa, and also develop self-love for Africans and how to take Africa beyond aid and “mobilize the sleeping giant of the Diaspora”.

Fuse elaborates on the need for more events like TINA, explaining that, their mission is to develop a love for the continent, so people don’t just give them handouts, but rather they come and enjoy themselves, they come and see an investment opportunity.

Fuse ODG’s New Africa Nation album artworkAfrobeats musician Fuse ODG released his sophomore projected, titled “New Africa Nation” on Friday, March 8, with Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s Independence Day declaration inspired artwork.

Full of afrobeats sounds, the album features top local and international artistes including rapper and BET award-winner Sarkodie, singer Mugeez, Grammy award-winner Ed Sheeran, reggae superstar Damian “JR GONG” Marley and Jamaican-UK star Sheflon Don.

Click here to stream the full album.

https://itunes.apple.com/gh/album/new-africa-nation/1440774073

By: Gerrard-Israel GB

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UCC Gets A Colourful Experience With Kojo Manuel

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The event which was hosted by Kojo Manuel, brought students out as early as 7am on a Saturday morning to jam in colour and party with the La Meme Gang! With music provided by the iPhone DJ, the music was top notch! The Azonto Twins were also present with their energetic moves.Social media was taken over with various colourful pictures and videos from the event which ended at10:30 am as students hailed Rexona for an awesome event.

The most intriguing aspect of the event was when Kojo Manuel had the crowd all jumping with splashes
of colour all round, staining the white shirt everyone had on but no one seemed to care as they jumped
in complete ecstasy and euphoria! This further cements Kojo Manuel as the best party MC so far!

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Kojo Manuel Makes a Mark at Repu 2019

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Once again, the biggest tertiary hall week celebrations came around and attracted people from all corners of the country.With events ranging from car washes, dogs shows, marathons, basketball tournaments,electrifying concerts and absolutely insane parties and raves.The most popular of these events were hosted by the phenomenal Kojo Manuel from the 15-
year old Epilogo party through Orjinal Beats jams and the Vodafone X Concert with featured Stonebwoy, Yaa Pono, La Meme Gang and Dope Nation. Also, hosted various off campus events.

Working closely with DJs like Neizer, Sleek, Aroma, iPhone DJ and others, Manny Yo further established himself as the rave master and TurnUp General as he drove the crowd through various brand activations and products to energetically jamming with the KNUST crowd. Safe to say, if you were at Repu 2019, you mostly likely jammed with Kojo Manuel at at least
one or two events.

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