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Vodafone Icons Finale Airs On TV This Weekend

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Fans of Vodafone’s flagship musical talent show, Vodafone Icons, will this weekend have an opportunity to witness the finale of Vodafone Icons 2018 edition on television.

The 60-minute show will be air on Saturdays at 5pm at Adom TV, 5:30pm on TV3, and at 6pm on DGN. It also features on Metro TV and 4Syte TV at 5pm on Sundays.

Touted as the most anticipated music reality show in Ghana, this year’s Vodafone Icons seeks to set the stage for contestants selected from extremely competitive auditions to represent and perform in their various localities.

The 11-episode journey witnessed thrilling yet competitive performances from contestants across the country with the final 8 making it to the final stage.

The finalists are; Tina representing Kumasi-tech, Bogo Blay representing Tema, Verony representing Dansoman, Serwaa representing Tema, Evance representing Dansoman, A.A Smart from Takoradi, Richie representing Tamale and King Garo from Nima.

Vodafone Icons ‘Rep Ur Hood’ edition has served Ghanaians with some thrilling moments since auditions. This year’s edition is unique and different from other music reality shows as performances are held outdoor from the start of the competition through to the end.

The winner of this year’s ‘Rep Your Hood ‘edition will be presented with the ultimate prize package of Gh100,000. There would also be consolation prizes for the other finalists.

Source: Ghana Web

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YFM Takoradi Picks Outstanding Media Brain Agyekum Gyimah As New Manager.

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Agyekum Gyimah aka the Citi Buzzer has been appointed as the new Manager of Global media alliance’s youthful brand YFm in Takoradi.

Agyekum Gyimah comes on board with exciting new concepts to propel YFM Takoradi to higher heights.

Mr Agyekum Gyimah Akwasi is a radio connoisseur with over a decade experience in radio both as a presenter and a manager of various departments. He has plethora of experience gathered as the Programs Manager for Beach Fm and Spice Fm and hosted the drive-time on Beach Fm where he helped transform the local oriented radio station into Takoradi’s number 1 urban brand in 2018.

He has also worked with Melody Fm in Takoradi as a drive time host and assistant programs manager as well as the Regional Marketing Manager of Prime Stone Quarries.

Formerly the Human Resource Manager & Operations manager of Delta Flash Intervention one of Ghana’s premium security companies.

Until his recent appointment with YFM Takoradi, Mr Agyekum was the Host of Takoradi’s most vibrant late afternoon show; Maxx Overdrive on Radio Maxx where he also doubled as the Events Manager for Kyzz Fm and Radio Maxx.

A product of Sunyani Polytechnic where he studied Accounting, He is the C.E.O of Power Haus Promotions an event house which organizes Ghana’s official Street Skating and Arts festival; Skate Fest which has been organised annually in the last 4 years in Takoradi.

He likes listening to music, reading, learning new things and spending time with his family.

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Giovani Bugs Out From EIB Network; Check Out His Next Stop.

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Prolific on air personality Giovani Elolo Caleb, the voice that for the past year’s drove listeners home after a hard days work on Starr 103.5 FM and co-host of GHOne TV’s Duvet leaves his post Georgebritton.com can confirm. 

The multiple award winning Radio and Television personality who joined Starr 103.5 FM as a broadcast journalist after his time with YFM and Live 91.9 FM leaves his enviable position with no reasons for his departure.

The graduate in psychology from the University of Ghana before his huge media exposure was with Radio Univers throughout his school days.

To disclose his departure from the EIB network, the presenter took to his Instagram page earlier today to announce his resignation and thanked his listeners, viewers, his team, the entire EIB network and Bola Ray for the opportunity.

”There are decisions that are very hard to make, but there comes a time in our life where God’s plans supersedes our own. I want to use this opportunity to thank EIB NETWORK for the amazing journey. Thanks to you fans and listeners of #DUVET and #StarrDRIVE. The team at @starr1035fm & @ghonetv and of course the Emperor himself @bolarayofficial. Wishing the whole company all the best for the future. God bless us all.” 

There has been a wanton of reports pointing to the fact that all is not well at EIB, hence the current exit of staff. The young champ is said to be heading to Media General, owners of TV3 but as at the time of filing this report we couldn’t confirm from him or otherwise such reports. As he confirms his move, we will bring you the gist. 

We wish our dear Giovani all the best in his future endeavors. 

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“New Crop Of Artistes Saving Ghana’s Industry” – Andy Dosty

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Ghanaian celebrated DJ, Andrew Amoh, who presents as Andy Dosty has revealed that, the untimely presence of the fast rising artistes has elevated the face of Ghana’s entertainment industry, as they produce good contents that are being played on rotation on various media networks.

The hiplife musician indicated that, foreign content, precisely Nigerian music at a point in time was dominating in the Ghanaian entertainment setting, which became a canker in promoting the indigenous Ghanaian talents.

According to him, Ghanaian music promoters and DJs were keen on giving Nigerians the mileage, adding that, they DJs were mustard to air Nigerian songs until the new crop of artistes came.

The awards winning DJ revealed that, the young musicians are undoubtedly doing their best, as their overwhelming products are hitches for their competitors to penetrate through the Ghanaian market.

Speaking as a guest to DJ Candyman on Atinka 104.7 Fm’s Drive time show dub ‘Drive Talk’ on the Friday, the “Never Give Up” hitmaker revealed categorically that, the new crop of artistes including Kuami Eugene, Kidi, King Promise, Adina have redeemed Ghana’s music industry from this uncertainty with their outstanding talent.

The “Daybreak Hitz” morning show host added that, the new crop of artistes shot to the limelight and took over the waves during an era when the Ghana music industry was going down the drain following infiltration of songs by Nigerian artistes.

Andy Dosty stated that, its encouraging and great to hear people play songs of these new artistes, expressing his joy that, the status quo has finally changed because songs from the young sensational artistes have flooded the airwaves.

By: Gerrard-Israel

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Vimbai Launches Empowerment Portal for Young African Women: TheVimbai.Com

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TV Host & Producer, Vimbai, has launched the ultimate digital empowerment portal for young African women who are looking to bloom into their full potential.

TheVimbai.com is every African girl’s big sister and a movement of inspired thinkers, dreamers and game-changers. Specifically created for African women by African women, the website is home to cutting edge editorial content as well as original video series that speak to the real-life issues we are all talking about behind closed doors.

Speaking on what inspired her to embark on this project, Vimbai says: “I became known as the ‘table-shaker’ last year when I posted a truth in passing. After receiving thousands of emails from across Africa as a result of this post, I realized that not only are people hungry to start having so-called taboo conversations in public, we are also ready to have a platform to learn, analyze and dissect unpopular truths in our society. My platform is an enlightened place for women to do so.”

Visit www.thevimbai.comtoday!

Instagram: @thevimbaidotcom

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