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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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Delasi: LIVE! On October 20th At Alliance Francaise, Accra

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Nicknamed an “ambassador of modern African music” (beehype), Ghanaian singer/songwriter, Delasi brings to the stage his signature African rhythm fused with Hiphop and Soul. His smooth rich voice and music themes will draw you into his introspective world.

Delasi’s many talents manifest in prophetic and conscious artistry ranging from energetic performances, youth development workshops, community activism, and, most importantly, his music. However, his social and political consciousness extends beyond his music. He has served as guest lecturer at the University of Ghana, gave voice to local Accra youth to write and perform songs about the issues impacting their lives through the “Unheard Voices” project, and led similar workshops in Kenya through the US Department of State.

His most recent project, #ThoughtJourney, is a fusion of traditional Ewe music, soul, and hip-hop from the modern African male consciousness that has been hailed by Afropop Worldwide, Pulse, and Up Nairobi, among others. He has also performed on international stages including the HIFA Festival in Zimbabwe and the Arbeitsamt Sommerfest in Berlin. He recently completed a month long plus art residency in Morocco where he performed at the Alhaouz Festival.

On the Saturday, 20th October 8pm, he will be performing live at Alliance Francaise Accra and will be supported by the funky Ghanaian trio Senku band. Also performing will be the Songstress Yaaba ‘Girl with the Golden Voice’ and Ghana’s gifted trumpeter and saxophonist Peter Somuah.

Brace yourself for a night of delectable music!
Rate: GHC 30.00 for Adults, GHC 15.00 for AF students and Cultural Members. Free for children under 16yrs.

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Ghanaian-American Emmanuel Mensah Posthumously Named ‘Local Hero’ By NYC Red Cross

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“Emmanuel Mensah was simply an amazing Private First Class (Pfc) of the United States (US) army. It is so honoring and equally humbling for me to receive such a huge recognition on his behalf from the Red Cross. May his soul rest in peace.”

This was said Catherine Cudjoe who had just accepted a posthumous award for Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah from the American Red Cross in Greater New York (NY).

Catherine spoke to this writer barely a week after she had accepted the award on October 10, 2018, at The American Red Cross Local Hero Award gala themed ‘Heroes Among Us’, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in NY. “He will be greatly missed, but he will equally be greatly loved for his valor and bravery,” she said about Pfc. Mensah.

She also thanked CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield from whom she accepted Private Mensah’s award, and “the entire Diaspora African community of NY, and well-wishers for their overwhelming support.”

Army Pfc. Mensah received the award due to his act of selflessness and bravery when in December 2017, while visiting his family in the Bronx, NY building located at 2363 Prospect Avenue, Belmont, in which he also lived [on the third floor].

During the visit, he noticed a fire breakout raging uncontrollably, and sprung into the part of the building with the fire from where he led neighbors to safety. Though 13 lives were claimed by the fire [his included], Mensah’s choice to put the lives of others before his saved four lives through his singular act of bravery.

“I still can’t think where he got the courage to do what he did. His actions will inspire a generation, including myself,” Catherine said, as she went on to explain that father of Pfc. Mensah, Kwabena Mensah, on behalf of their family “asked me to receive this honor on behalf of their son from the Red Cross ‘Heroes Among Us’.”

Prior to this Red Cross honor, the late Pfc. Mensah was posthumously awarded the highest award for valor outside of combat — the Soldier’s Medal, he also received the NY State Medal for Valor. Born May 11, 1991, in Accra, Ghana, the Private also received American citizenship in 2017 after he was brought to the US in 2012 by his father.

Catherine on behalf of the Mensah family told this writer that the family was thankful to Josh Lockwood — NY region Red Cross CEO, the entire Red Cross, the respective event sponsors including Macy’s Inc., Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and among others Ogilvy and IBM.

According to Catherine who is also President of the National Ghana Parade Council (NGPC), the NGPC and the Ghanaian Community in NY will hold a thanksgiving vigil in the Bronx, on December 27, 2018, at 6 PM. “It will be in remembrance of the 6 Ghanaians among the 13 that lost their lives in the December 27, 2017 fire,” she calmly explained.

Written by Oral Ofori

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Shatta Wale “Reigns” On “After The Storm” As 19,000 Plus Filled The Fantasy Dome.

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The honcho of the Shatta Movement, Charles Nii Armah, known as Shatta Wale yesterday 13th October 2018 single handedly filled the Fantasy Dome as he launched his Reign Album.

Amidst all the hate, “beef” and controversy surrounding his album, the album has been trending for a week and rose to enviable positions on charts world wide before the official launch yesterday. The Shatta Movement boss shocked Ghana as he wrote his name in the stars with his album launch which will go down in History as the biggest gathering ever seen for an album launch.

Unconventional Shatta palpably was at his best yesterday, known as the man with surprises. He did not disappoint one bit. Oh yeah! He delivered above and beyond our expectations.

The first surprise was when Shatta Wale who has been written off when it comes to live performance melded his singing and the play of the band beautifully to thrill fans who sang every line from start till end.

Another surprise of the night came when the Dancehall King attempted to sell the first copy of the album for a GHC 100,000 but to his surprise, Ghanaian businessman known as SLG bought the album for GHC 150,000.

He later during his back to back performances attempted to dash a Sarkodie fan one of his Gold chains. I guess that was to tell Sark he is not an “Alumi King” as speculated.

Shatta throughout his performance took swipes and threw shades at colleagues and people who are considered his “enemies” in the industry and try to sabotage his good works.

Just as we thought we have had enough of the Dance Hall kings pile of surprises, the unexpected happened.

Shatta Wale brought on stage his children during he and his baby mamas performance and proposed marriage to Shatta Michy his fiancé who became his baby mama and now soon to be Mrs Nii Armah. As to when the two will walk down the aisle, we have no idea, but will update you as we lay hands on the gist.

Ghanaians have seen great musicians who have lived their time, but from what I saw yesterday, nothing like the Shatta Wale of our time has been seen yet. Oh, I can confidently say he is the greatest of this generation and will “Reign” on.

Congratulations to Shatta and his team, not forgetting the Shatta Movement who made yesterday a memorable one. Make sure you grab a copy of the album in support of his music and works.

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The Full List Of Nominees For FALA 18.Check Out Who Made It To The List.

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The nominees unveiling of the 2018 edition of the Fashion and Lifestyle Awards 2018 came off yesterday at the African Regent Hotel, Accra. 

The ceremony which was attended by industry people and some nominees lasted for an hour plus and left attendees expectant of how the main event will turn out looking at how apt organization was on the night. 

To check it if or not your favorite Celebrity made it onto the list and to vote them check the full list below. 

Check out the full nominee list below; 

FASHION SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

1. General Fashion Academy

2. Riohs Originate Fashion School

3. Abrantie College

4. DCCA Ghana

5. Winglow Fashion Academy

6. Abbi Creation School of Fashion

7. Joyce Ababio College

 

DJ OF THE YEAR

1. Dj Mensah

2. Vision DJ

3. Dj Nyce

4. Mzortsin

5. Andy Dosty

6. Dj Xtra

 

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

1. Swag of Africa

2. Studioone Photography

3. Elroy Photography

4. Gilbert Asante

5. Erny Grapher

6. Dromotion Pictures

 

FASHIONABLE TV PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

1. Ekow Chestnut – TV3

2. KMJ – Joy Prime

3. Jeffrey Nortey –

4. Gloria Sarfo – Angel TV

5. Regina Van – Helvert – Gh One

6. Nii Quaye  – Pan African TV

 

FASHIONABLE RADIO PERSONALITY

1. Jay Kojo Daasebr3 – Radio Xyz

2. Candyman – Atinka FM

3. KMJ – Hitz FM

4. Trigmatic – Yfm

5. Regina Van – Helvert – Live FM

6. Jessica Opare Saforo – Citi FM

 

MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

1. Riiri Makeovers

2. Face Mechanic

3. Divine Casey

4. Faces By Icess

5. Aligina Makeover

6. Pretty Touch

 

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

1. Fiifi Yeboah

2. Ohene Mantse Couture

3. Atto Tetteh

4. Bello Couture Gh

5. Pratt- Luxuries

6. Mackieyos Klodin

STYLISH ARTIST

1. Okyeame Kwame

2. Kidi

3. Deborah Vanessa

4. Samini

5. Kwesi Arthur

6. Gifty Osei

 

MOVIE PERSONALITY

1. NanaAma Mcbrown

2. Jeffrey Forson

3. Kwadwo Nkansah

4. Luckie Lawson

5. Yaw Dabo

6. Benedicta Gafah

 

HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR

1. Celebrity Barber

2. Adis Beauty

3. Realest Barber

4. Luda Haircuts

5. Jonathan Bruce

6. Kush By Taylar

 

MC OF THE YEAR

1. Ogee The MC

2. Tickles

3. Emmanuel Adams

4. Brownberry

5. Citizen Attoh

6. Kwesi Omega

 

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR

1. Pam Official

2. Ashleys impressions

3. Emmanuel Opuni Frimpong

4. MEA Haunts (Mark Haunts)

5. Kruz K

6. Krakye Denteh Jnr

7. Gilberta Interful

 

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

1. Elikem Kumordzie

2. Kwaku Bediako ( Chocolate)

3. Fai World

4. Yartel

5. Roise and Reine

6. Aba n Thursday

MODEL OF THE YEAR

1. Frema Annor

2. Leopold Kwao

3. Frimpy Bright

4. Yoni Ahafia

5. Daniel Dela

6. Veekah Ben

 

FASHION WRITER / BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

1. GH Kwaku

2. Kubilive.com

3. Afua Rida

4. Stylernest

5. Phylix.com

 

REDCARPET DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

1. Nicoline

2. Yartel

3. Quophi Akotuah

4. Dromo Ablade

5. Afriken by Nana

 

STYLIST OF THE YEAR

1. Fashionboi

2. Tobi Gh

3. Kelvin Vincent

4. Bubune

5. Fashion Pilot

6. Fashion Pivot

 

STYLE INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR

1. Papa Oppong

2. Kinorah Awini

3. Bernard Yankey

4. Osei Kwaku Frank

5. Larley Lartey

BEST DRESSED CELEBRITY ON RED CARPET

1. Rosemond Alade Brown

2. Toosweet Anan

3. Regina Van-Helvert

4. Yankey Himself

5. NanaAma Mcbrown

6. Zynell Zuh

 

FASHION EVENT OF THE YEAR

1. Accra Men’s Fashion Week

2. Couples on The Runway

3. Mercedes Benz Fashion Show

4. African Twins Fashion Show

5. Sports Fashion Show

6. Riohs Show

 

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

1. Rebecca Donkor

2. Mark Haunts

3. Sampson Selasie Azanda

4. Ntori Armah Joey

 

 

 

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