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Photos: Nana Ama Benson Wins Miss Ghana 2018

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Nana Ama Benson, a 23-year-old graduate of University Ghana Nursing School who represented the Central Region has been crowned Miss Ghana 2018.

She beat nine other beautiful contestants in the highly competitive event on Saturday evening to win the coveted title of the Miss Ghana 2018 contest which was held at the plush Accra Marriot Hotel in an atmosphere of splendour.

She also won Beauty with a Purpose, Most Disciplined , Miss Bikini and Miss Eloquence Awards during the evening.

She took home the Miss Ghana crown, a Mahindra KUV 100 official car and also has an opportunity to represent Ghana at the Miss World Pageant 2018 .

She will also be volunteering with Exclusive Events Ghana and Miss Ghana Foundation for a period of one year as well as enjoy a platinum gym membership at the ultra modern Pippa’s Health Centre in Accra. Nana Ama is entitled to products from Samsung/Electroland and other sponsors aside a monthly allowance of 1000gh among other prices.

Northern Region delegate, Laila Issaka who is also a 24-year -old Accounting graduate of Koforidua Technical University and 22-year-old graduate of Accra Polytechnic, Elizabeth Mary Maclean who also represented the Western Region came the first and second runners up respectively.

They both received Hyundai Grande i10 official cars each and will also be volunteering with the Exclusive Events Ghana and Miss Ghana Foundation for a year among other prizes.

The 2018 Miss Ghana pageant was hosted by Abeiku Santana with support from Josephine Aryitey, Miss Ghana 2013 top ten finalist. It was attended by a number of influential personalities including Akumaa Mama Zimbi, Fred Nuamah, Okyeame Kwame, Ignace, Obuor, Moesha Boduong, Shatta Michy and a host of others.

There were interesting performance by ace saxophonist Steve Bedi and Wendy Shay.

The pageant was sponsored by Svani Group Limited,National Lottery Authority, Superlock Technologies Limited Ghana, Tang Palace Hotel, IPMC Ghana, Accra Marriott hotel, Heritage Insurance, Electroland, Modaskky, Pippa’s Health Centre, Magnum Force Securities, Allure Centric, BelAqua, Aqua Safari Resort Ada, Ceeami, Amazing U, Akosombo Textile Limited. Buck Press, Photo Club, Capitol Cafe & Restaurant, Buka restaurant, Central Hotel, Bosphorus Restaurant, Jamrock restaurant, Bush Kanteen, Cookers Delight, Lister Hospital , Brown Glow Make Up Services ,ASA Band, BJ Sports Bar, Baatsona Total, Le Chateau Boutique.

Its media partners include Citi FM, Daily Guide, Spectator, Daily Graphic and GTV which televised the grand finale live.

Nana Ama Benson who won the pageant is expected to make Ghana proud at the miss world event. She loves to dance and listen to music. Nana’s mission to motivate people to reach their very best got her to be a part of the Miss Ghana brand.

She believes it is an authentic brand which shapes young ladies into women of substance in the society. Also it provides queens with beneficial life skills.

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MTN ‘”Heroes Of Change Season 5” Enters Screening Stage.

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MTN Ghana, some few months ago launched the 5th Season of the life-changing initiative, Heroes Of Change and opened the doors to the general public to nominate heroes brightening lives in their respective communities. Thousands of entries via their official website, emails, Whatsapp and Post Office Box has since been received.


Last week, the board in charge of shortlisting of nominees sat to kick start with the review of entries received. During the screening stage, the best 100 nominees were shortlisted among the over 1000 entries received.

Onward from this stage, the list then will go to the judges for a thorough review to choose the best 30 nominees from which the representatives from the board will go on a recce to ascertain what is really happening on the grounds.

If you nominated your hero for this year’s MTN Heroes Of Change, then keep your fingers crossed as the board is reviewing and your Hero could just be the winner of the cash price of GH 100,000 to further his/her project.


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3Music Awards Introduces New Voting System (*713*2#)

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Mobile Voting:
The 2019 3Music Awards have added yet another dimension to the scheme, with a flexible voting process to accommodate growing public participation.
Instead of the cumbersome multiple Mobile voting short-codes for Nominees, Fans/Users will be able to access any/all Categories with just a dial of one short-code; 7132#.

Configuration and Voting options are diverse and allows Fans/Users to vote a hundred times at a go.

Social Media Voting:
Social media will play a significant part in the voting process by which winners are determined. This voting feature will contribute to a percentage of a Nominee’s total votes (including Mobile and Academy votes).

Fans now contribute to Voting through regular Facebook/Twitter/Instagram posts when they Hashtag #3MAs19; accompanied by a category short-code and their Artiste Name or Song e.g. #3MAs19GRBukBak or #3MAs19SOGonjaBarracks

Below are the social media short-codes for the various categories

Gospel Act Of The Year – #3MAs19GA
Gospel Song Of The Year – #3MAs19GS
Group Of The Year – #3MAs19GR
DJ Of The Year – #3MAs19DJ
Ghanaian International Act – #3MAs19GI
Song Of The Year – #3MAs19SO
African Act Of The Year – #3MAs19AA
Video Of The Year – #3MAs19VI
Music Woman Of The Year – #3MAs19MW
Music Man Of The Year – #3MAs19MM
Breakthrough Act Of The Year – #3MAs19BA
Viral Song of The Year – #3MAs19VS
Fan Army Of The Year – #3MAs19FA
Digital Act Of The Year – #3MAs19DA
Afrobeats Song Of The Year – #3MAs19AS
Next Rated Act Of The Year – #3MAs19NR
Collaboration Of The Year – #3MAs19CO
Highlife Act Of The Year – #3MAs19HA
Highlife Song Of The Year – #3MAs19HS
Hiplife Song Of The Year – #3MAs19HPS
Hiphop Song Of The Year – #3MAs19HHS
Hiphop/Hiplife Act Of The Year – #3MAs19HHA
Reggae Dancehall Act Of The Year – #3MAs19RDA
Reggae Dancehall Song Of The Year – #3MAs19RDS

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Okyeame Kwame, Wife Present Third Edition Of ‘Flaunt Your Lover’

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People’s orientation of Valentine’s Day keep changing from the conventional practice of living debauched lifestyles to fostering productive relationships.

Ghanaian musician Okyeame Kwame and his wife, Annica Nsiah-Apau, have for the past years brought lovers together to celebrate true love in the month of love – February.

This year, the event will be held on February 23, 2019 at Pearly Gates at East Legon, on the East Legon Police Station road.

The programme brings together partners to have a good time and also honour them.

Even though it does not fall on Valentine’s Day, it being held in February (the month of love) truly represents the objects of the event.

This year’s ‘Flaunt your lover’ which is the third edition, will go beyond music and dance. It is going to be a movie in the park event for the lovers to regale themselves with.

Patrons will watch a movie and have discussions on relationship issues. There will be music, good food, a Q&A session and opportunities for networking.

The programme starts at 8pm prompt.

Even before the programme, Okyeame Kwame and his wife Annica had taken to social media to share their expectations for the programme.


Last year, the love partners were treated to quality entertainment and food at the Alisa Hotel amidst a talk by a prominent marriage counselor.

According to Annica Nsia-Apau, who is the manager and wife of Okyeame Kwame, they expect use the event to deepen the bonds between married couples and people in love.

She also urged people on love to be part of the event.

Currently, Okyeame Kwame is out with his new single ‘Bra’ ahead of the release of the ‘Made in Ghana’ album.

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King Promise To Represent Ghana At The Annual Amsterdam Pop Music Festival(Oh My Festival).

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Ghanaian born songwriter and Afro-pop singer, Gregory Bortey Promise Newman, who professionally performs on stage as King Promise is billed to execute a performance at this year’s edition of Oh My! Music Festival, an Amsterdam Urban Pop Music Festival.

The ”Tokyo” crooner is the only performing art brand from Ghana to represent this particular geographic location on the continent at the musical concert which is been slated for June 29, 2019 at the Arena Park in Amsterdam.

Oh My! Music Festival is an annual urban music festival in Amsterdam. The largest of its kind in Europe, the festival attracts people from all over the world to celebrate hip hop and R&B.

With a lineup that mixes international with national stars such as Meek Mill, Tory Lanez, Wizkid, Lil Baby and others as well as the upcoming stars of tomorrow, Oh My! Music Festival is the main destination for urban music fans.

Set outdoors in Arena Park Amsterdam, surrounded by some of the main venues of the city, the festival features four distinct music areas.

Multi-talented musician, King Promise will perform alongside great, heavyweight and pioneers in the entertainment fraternity such as Wizkid, Meek Mill, Tory Lanez, and other music crooners at the annual Amsterdam biggest urban music festival on the European continent.

By: Gerrard-Israel

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