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Ruining My Reputation Will Not Wash. I’m Not HIV Positive- Aik Livingston Abani Speaks.

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Contrary to ”unsubstantiated” claims by a snap chat slay queen that Livingston Abani, CEO of Maddhaus Entertainment is HIV positive. A communique and a test result from his outfit which we have intercepted states otherwise. 

During the early hours of yesterday, a snapshot of a post on snap chat sufficed online in which the said lady alleged that he Livingston Abani is HIV positive and has since set out on an agenda to spread the pernicious virus. 

In wake of the unrest, a knock on the doors of the CEO of Maddhaus Ent. was fitted with a rejoinder stating emphatically that he knows next to nothing about the wild allegations and threatened to seek legal redress and has added a test result which is dated 19/02/2019.

His full statement is below. 

”I was greeted yesterday in the morning with humbug and a manufactured storyline, which seeks to dent my hard earned reputation but I’m confident Ghanaians are discerning and will not take this unfounded allegation hook line and sinker. 

To begin with, I will want to state emphatically that I’m not HIV positive and those behind this are set out for no good. I advise the dawdle snap chat lady who has been recruited to find something else to do than to want to go on this tangent of which ascertaining the truth is just a walk to the hospital for a test. The test results accompany this statement so they can feed their ignorance.

I say verily, destroying my reputation will not launder. This allegation is just a figment of their own imagination and the test results flaws their claims. 

In a series of posts, the said lady claimed I have had sex with dozens of women and celebrities unprotected and paid them huge sums of money. She even went ahead to mention some names and that is rather unfortunate because these people are young Ghanaian women who are working hard and dragging their names like this is unacceptable. 

I’m a man of affairs and an entertainment industry savvy, hence I have always been available to offer help to players in any capacity I deem fit or as much as my strength could allow, but not for sexual pleasure in return – I support the industry out of gratuity and love for the art.

I want to inform her and her cronies that I have been in Ghana since 2002 and not three years ago as she claims, its palpable she has been misguided with information and I advice she desist from peddling falsehood or I allow the laws to take its course.

I hereby entreat all and sundry to treat this malicious fabrication with the discontent it deserves. The matter has been reported to the police and I have since informed my lawyers as we gear up towards seeking legal redress.”

Livingston Abani

Thank you.

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VGMA19: Samini Reincarnated And Made The Event Sane.

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Regardless of last weekend’s skirmishes at the #VGMA20 occasion, Samini came through as the melting ice to restore peace and sanity with his high class live band performance, maturity, stage mastery and finesse.

Before Samini’s performance on the night, there had been previous performances from Efya, Sarkodie, Kula and others who rocked the stage as well; but Samini raised the bar very high that he’s still on the lips of many, hours after the show. 

This followed the much publicized altercation from 2 of Ghana’s Music Icons, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, some moments earlier before his (Samini’s) set.

The annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) is an occasion that celebrates Ghanaian music and its crooners and this year’s was supposed to be the most exciting as it marked the 20th anniversary of the awards, but it was marred with the abrupt melee.

Nonetheless, the show went on with Samini melting hearts and brought smiles to many patrons and viewers watching from home and online.

As an experienced performer and a man of peace who has been in the industry for years (during his performance during the VGMA Experience Concert — the weekend before — on Saturday, May 11, at the Independence Square), Samini called on his fellow artistes to allow unity reign amongst them since that is the only thing to make the industry grow.

Born Emmanuel Andrews Samini, he is also referred to many as “African Bob Marley”; Samini put in all efforts with ease and jammed the place to keep the remaining audience engaged and happy.

His showmanship on the night was a perfect liaison that cemented attempts by Charter House to restore calm at the occasion. One thing you can’t take away from the LIVING LEGEND, Samini, who was enskinned few months ago is his high sense of maturity and class towards any horrid situation around him on the job, be it on stage, on interviews or in the studio with his lyrical compositions and delivery.

Samini remains a ‘scarce soul’ in Ghana’s music history and will continue to be loved and remembered not only for his craft but helping other acts hone their craft into mainstream – notable amongst the talents that went through his tutelage into mainstream are Mugeez (of R2Bees), Stonebwoy, Kaakie and Kofi Kinaata.

Deon Boakye and Senario are also budding acts under his arm he supports and is helping push to the top as well. Samini has won several local and international awards of great reverence such as MOBO, MTV, Channel O, IRAWMA, just to name a few. He has won several plaques at the VGMAs and was “Artiste Of The Year” at Ghana Music Awards 2007.

He has shared many noble stages, both home across the world with Damian Marley, Shaggy, Keri Hilson, Busy Signal, Mavado. Demarco, 2Face, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, just to name a few. His collaborations with Steel Pulse, Etana, Rocky Dawuni, Busy Signal and Anthony Bare some of the works he is well respected for with at least 2 decades of honing his craft and selling it to the world.

Samini is signed to Africa 1 Media in Ghana, since 2017; a great Team he is very proud of and happy to work with anytime. You can connect with Samini on social media via his connects below:


You can connect with Samini on social media via his connects below: Facebook: SAMINI

Instagram: @Samini_Dagaati

Twitter: @Samini_Dagaati

SnapChat: @Samini_Dagaati

For bookings, kindly email his Management, Africa 1 Media via [email protected]

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Edem brings hope to new artiste, Lofty, in new song “Saviour”.

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Lofty Fullpage Sparked Heavy Emotions In His Latest Single “Saviour” With Endless Lamentations Recounting The Stress And Trouble Upcoming Artistes Go Through And Gotta Endure Before Hitting Mainstream. Just When One Thought Same Energy Would Have Run Through The Song, Edem Comes On With Very Powerful And Encouraging Lyrics Like The Perfect Solution To Lofty’s Puzzled Melody.

“Saviour” Is A Contemporary Highlife Song And A Crossover Afrobeats Jam With A Clean Official Video Shot For It By Directed And Shot By Director Nii Of 1971philms.

“Saviour” is out on all global platforms; buy & stream here http://smarturl.it/LoftyFullPage_Savior

You can also listen here on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ghanamusicradio/lofty-fullpage-savior-ft-edem

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVBTZp7PXN0

Connect with Lofty on his social media handles here below:

Facebook: Lofty GH

Instagram: @Lofty_Gh

Twitter: @Lofty_Fullpage 

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2019 BET Awards: Cardi B Leads Nominations With Seven.

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Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination.

BET told the Associated Press late Thursday that Cardi B’s nominations include two for the top prize — video of the year — with her hits “Money” and “Please Me,” with Bruno Mars. She is also competing for best female hip-hop artist, the viewer’s choice award and album of the year with her Grammy-winning major-label debut, “Invasion of Privacy.”

Hussle, who was shot to death on March 31 in what police said was a personal dispute outside his South Los Angeles clothing store, picked up a best male hip-hop artist nomination. His competition includes J. Cole, Travis Scott, Meek Mill, 21 Savage and Drake, who is behind Cardi B with five nominations.

Drake’s No. 1 hit, “Nice for What,” is up for video of the year along with Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” the Carters’ “Apes(asterisk)(asterisk)t,” 21 Savage and J. Cole’s “A Lot,” and the two Cardi B clips.

The BET Awards will take place June 23 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Beyonce, who scored four nominations, is up for best female R&B/pop artist along with Ella Mai, H.E.R., Solange, SZA and Teyana Taylor. Best male R&B/pop artist nominees are Mars, Gambino, Chris Brown, John Legend, Khalid and Anderson .Paak.

Cardi B was named best female hip-hop artist at last year’s BET Awards, and she’ll defend her title against Nicki Minaj, Remy Ma, Megan Thee Stallion, Kash Doll and Lizzo. Cardi B is a double nominee in best collaboration thanks to the hits “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, and “Please Me,” with Mars.

Her competition in album of the year includes the Carters’ “Everything Is Love,” Scott’s “Astroworld,” Mill’s “Championships” and Mai’s “Ella Mai.”

Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy won the best rap album Grammy Award in February, beating out Hussle’s major-label debut as well as albums from Scott, Pusha T and the late Mac Miller.

The 2019 BET Awards will air live across seven Viacom networks in the United States, including BET, MTV, VH1, Logo, MTV 2, MTV Classic and BET HER.

2019 BET AWARDS NOMINATIONS LIST;

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Beyoncé
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Solange
SZA
Teyana Taylor

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Anderson .Paak
Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
John Legend
Khalid

BEST GROUP
Chloe x Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby and Gunna
Migos
The Carters

BEST COLLABORATION
21 Savage featuring J. Cole – “A Lot”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny – “I Like It”
H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been”
Travis Scott featuring Drake – “Sicko Mode”
Tyga featuring Offset – “Taste”

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
21 Savage
Drake
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
Travis Scott

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
Kash Doll
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
21 Savage featuring J. Cole – “A Lot”
Cardi B – “Money”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “Nice for What”
The Carters – “Apes**t”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams
Karena Evans

BEST NEW ARTIST
Blueface
City Girls
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Queen Naija

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL
Erica Campbell featuring Warryn Campbell – “All of My Life”
Fred Hammond – “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin – “Love Theory
Snoop Dogg featuring Rance Allen – “Blessing Me Again”
Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin – “Never Alone”

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
AKA (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Dave (U.K.)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (U.K.)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Headie One (U.K.)
Jok’Air (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (U.K.)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Teni (Nigeria)

BEST ACTRESS
Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Regina King
Taraji P. Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis

BEST ACTOR
Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

YOUNG STARS
Caleb McLaughlin
Lyric Ross
Marsai Martin
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

BEST MOVIE
Blackkklansman
Creed 2
If Beale Street Could Talk
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The Hate U Give

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Allyson Felix
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry
Tiger Woods

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Invasion Of Privacy – Cardi B
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
Championships – Meek Mill
Everything Is Love – The Carters
Astroworld – Travis Scott

BET HER
Alicia Keys – “Raise a Man”
Ciara – “Level Up”
H.E.R. – “Hard Place”
Janelle Monae – “PYNK”
Queen Naija – “Mama’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor – “Rose in Harlem”

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE
Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny – “I Like It”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai – “Trip”
J. Cole – “Middle Child”
Travis Scott featuring Drake – “Sicko Mode”

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Scilla Owusu Creates Workshop For All Creatives In Ghana.

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Scilla Owusu, 22 year old British Ghanaian Director, producer & screenwriter introduces her new initiative to help give back to the creative industry in Ghana.

Entering the industry at the age of 18. Getting her foot into the industry wasn’t always the easiest. So she wants to resolve this problem for future young entrepreneurs.

She has formed this workshop Youngtrepreneurs which is a social impact workshop. The core goals are to provide youth led workshops in different creative sectors. Infusing professional expertise from Ghanaian experts to improve knowledge, gain job experience, and providing jobs in the medium to long term for young creative talents in Ghana. Especially to also support our priority of progressing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

The workshop will be launched in August 2019 based in Accra, Ghana.

For all aspiring creatives in all fields to get involved follow the social media pages now @scillaowusu , @theyoungtrepreneurs

About Scilla Owusu

Priscilla Akosua-Boatemaa Owusu known as Scilla Owusu is a 22 year British Ghanaian Director, Screen Writer , & Producer born in London , UK. Set on changing conversation through film & music videos with her Creative talents intricate eye of detail.

In 2015 , at the age of 18, Scilla Owusu was awarded best web series ensemble at the prestigious Screen Nation Media Awards for the digital online category. For her online series "A lesson Learnt " Since then, Scilla dived into film and music video industry working with a number of Africa's renowned artist . including the likes of stonebwoy, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, Davido, Afro B, Patoranking, Sarkodie, Fuse ODG, M.anifest, Maleek Berry And many more.

Scilla aims to make her stamp and help break way for more women of colour and young talents to exercise their skills in the industry at an early age.

By: David Bannor Ofosu

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