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Rainbow Radio - Items filtered by date: Saturday, 03 March 2018
One of Ghana’s pioneer hiplife musicians, Ex-Doe originally known as Kwasi Siaw Akrofi, has taken a swipe at Ghanaian DJs. He posited on GH Entertainment that, DJs in Ghana have failed to recognize the pioneers of Ghana music although their contribution cannot be underestimated. Ex-Doe hiplife is the genre that has sustained the music industry in Ghana. ‘’The DJs don’t help the pioneers. Cherish the old and embrace the new,’’ he stated. In his view, when you are ageing as a musician, you are relegated and not recognized. The musician said I have not stopped doing music because that is what I how to do best, he told host of GH Entertainment, Prince Kwesi Dadzie aka Mr. Handsome on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm. Ex-Doe released his first album in 1996 with ‘Daavi Mede Kuku’ which features Chicago. He later released ‘Maba,’ ‘Yebre,’ ‘Good One There,’ ‘Gogo Wo Ho’ ft. Pricky, ‘Comfort’ ft. Paa Bobo and ‘Beware of Dogs’ featuring Tic Tac. Ex-Doe had a nomination in the maiden edition of Ghana Music Awards, has won other awards in Anansekrom Awards and Best Westsyde Awards.
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Ex Doe aka Richard Kwasi Siaw Afrofi was one of the pioneer hiplife musicians, says he has given up on music. The musician said, ''I have not stopped doing music because that is what I know how to do best, he told host of GH Entertainment, Prince Kwesi Dadzie aka Mr. Handsome on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm. The ‘Davi Made Kuku’ hitmaker said, the harsh economic condition in Ghana makes it difficult to depend on music alone hence his decision to focus on family business. ‘’You cannot do music alone in Ghana and survive,’’ he said. The musician whose first album dropped when he was 17 years, and had his first child at age 19, said, music has been what he loves doing and will never stop doing it. Ex-Doe released his first album in 1996 with ‘Daavi Mede Kuku’ which features Chicago. He later released ‘Maba,’ ‘Yebre,’ ‘Good One There,’ ‘Gogo Wo Ho’ ft. Pricky, ‘Comfort’ ft. Paa Bobo and ‘Beware of Dogs’ featuring Tic Tac. Ex-Doe had a nomination in the maiden edition of Ghana Music Awards, has won other awards in Anansekrom Awards and Best Westsyde Awards. He has a song with Stonebwoy called ‘Money,’ ‘Ankaa’ ft. Kumi Guitar and others and is preparing to release another one called ‘Apology.’
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Charter House has given its full support to 3Music Awards, George Quaye, the PRO for the organizers of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), has said. Speaking in an interview with Prince Kwesi Dadzie aka Mr. Handsome, George Quaye said, they are aware that Media General, organizers of the awards ceremony and the media firm, that grabbed the exclusive rights to telecast the VGMAs, will organize an award. He said, ‘’we are aware of the 3Music Awards and we have given them our total support. They have our total support.’’ A partnership agreement between Media General and Charter House Ghana was signed live on TV3 Midday Live on February 26 by Group Chief Executive of Media General, Mrs. Pearl Esua-Mensah and Chief Executive of Charter House, Mrs. Theresa Ayoade. Per the agreement, TV3 and its sister stations will have exclusive access to the announcement of nominees, the pre-event nominees jam in Cape Coast, the red carpet on the awards night (April 14, 2018), the live awards night and the post-event celebration jam on April 28 among others. However, some have raised questions over the date for the 3Music Awards which may coincide with the nominees jam for the VGMAs. But according to George Quaye, Charter House may consider changing the date for their planned event to allow the 3Music Awards come off or they will also accept a play back of the nominees jam from TV3 due to their event. ‘’They have our total support and if we have to postpone our nominees jam to allow TV3 telecasst the 3Music Awards live, it is something that we are willing to consider. If they are unable to telecast our jam live but will do a playback, we really don’t mind at all. At the end of the day, the most important thing is to allow those who were unable to participate in the jam to watch it on TV,’’ he added. He indicated that Charter House cannot be the monopoly of music awards and when others initiate scheme to award musicians, we have to support them.
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Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Charter House, organizers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), George Quaye, has stressed that, the only television station with the rights to telecast this year’s awards is Media General, operators of TV3, Onua FM as well as its sister media stations (3FM, 3news.com, Onua FM, Connect FM and Akoma FM). A partnership agreement between Media General and Charter House Ghana was signed live on TV3 Midday Live on February 26 by Group Chief Executive of Media General, Mrs. Pearl Esua-Mensah and Chief Executive of CharterHouse, Mrs. Theresa Ayoade. Per the agreement, TV3 and its sister stations will have exclusive access to the announcement of nominees, the pre-event nominees jam in Cape Coast, the red carpet on the awards night (April 14, 2018), the live awards night and the post-event celebration jam on April 28 among others. George Quaye indicated that although Media General grabbed the exclusive rights, other media houses are entitled to discuss issues on the awards but cannot telecast. The organizers have made some changes this year. In the past years, the power to choose the song of the year was the preserve of the general public. The public nominated and voted for nominees in the category. However, in the new definition, the Board has 30% voting power, the Academy 30% and the remainder 40% is reserved for the general public. The 2018 VGMAs is scheduled for 14th April, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre. Here are the new definitions: The New Artiste of the Year is the Artiste(s) adjudged by the Academy, Board and the General Public as the most promising and talented emerging artiste(s). The award goes to a relatively new artiste(s) who released a single/album that establishes the public identity of the artiste. The Song of the Year is the song nominated SOLELY BY THE PUBLIC and adjudged by the Academy, Board and General Public as the most popular song released in the year under review. The song must have enjoyed a lot of patronage and generated the most excitement during the year. The Song Writer of the Year is adjudged by the Academy and Board as the Song Writer(s) responsible for the song with the most original lyrics and compositions for any released song during the year under review. The Record of the Year is adjudged by the Academy and Board as the most outstanding original song that was released during the year under review. It may not have enjoyed huge commercial success, but has quality artistic and production values. The Music Producer of the Year is adjudged to be the Producer(s) directly responsible for the production of the Song of the Year. The Sound Engineer of the Year is adjudged by the Board to be the Sound Engineer(s) directly responsible for the recording, mixing and technical production of the song adjudged as the Record of the Year The African Artiste(s) of the Year is the Artiste(s) (non- Ghanaian) adjudged solely by the Board as the act whose music crossed borders and made the most impact on the continent at large during the year under review. The Instrumentalist of the Year is adjudged by the Board as the most outstanding live instrumental performance on a single/album that was released during the year under review. It may not have enjoyed huge commercial success, but has quality artistic values.
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Goshen Bliss Entertainment, an entertainment firm, has initiated a beauty pageant to help reduce road accidents in the country. The pageant dubbed “Face of Road Safety Africa”, which is to specifically tackle the issues on road safety in a form of a pageant in drawing attention to the beauty of saving lives. According to the organizers, the key objective is to educate the public on road manners; to ensure that education reach the literate and illiterate and to create the awareness that road safety isn’t only for drivers but for everyone. . The pageant is project base activities, where all contestants will embark on projects chosen by them in connection with road safety. ‘’And at the end of these projects, we should get results, and more creative ideas that the nation can adopt to combat road accidents,’’ the organizers have said. Bliss Entertainment is liaising with the MTTU, GPRTU, DVLA, the Ministry of Roads and Transport for the project. Interested ladies between the ages of 18-25 years are eligible to apply for the pageant. The winner will drive home a brand-new Project car, gifts from sponsors, cash and an automobile brand ambassadors. The audition for Accra has been scheduled for March 24, 2018 at the Aristocrat Hotel. That of Kumasi and Takoradi has been slated for March 31, 2018 and April 7, 2018, respectively. The main event is expected to kick off between June and July 2018. Interested applicants can visit www.faceofroadsafetyafrica.org for more information.
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Police in the US state of Michigan have arrested a student suspected of shooting dead his parents when they came to pick him up for spring break. James Eric Davis Jr is suspected of gunning down his mother and father in his dormitory a day after he went to hospital for a drug-related issue. The victims are Diva Davis, 47, and James Eric Davis Sr, 48, according to television station WILX. They were shot on the fourth floor of Campbell Hall, according to police. James Eric Davis was picked up after being spotted by a passenger on a train as it passed through the north end of the campus at Central Michigan University, officials said. An Illinois state lawmaker said on Twitter that the family permanently resided in the Chicago area, where Mr Davis Sr had served as a policeman until his death. The 20,000-student college – which is located two hours northwest of Detroit – confirmed the fatalities on Twitter on Friday morning. The school is a gun-free zone and does not permit weapons on campus. Police said they were in contact with Mr Davis, a 19-year-old second-year student, late on Thursday when he was taken to a nearby hospital for an alleged drug-related incident. Mr Davis is believed to have left the hospital before going to campus where the shooting took place. Cameras captured the suspect exiting the north side of the residence hall and running along the railway, police Lt Larry Klaus said. He was wearing a blue jumper at the time of the shooting but articles of clothing were found strewn along the rail tracks, according to police. Source: BBC
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The Ghana Health Service has begun investigations to ascertain the identity of the mortuary attendant allegedly seen fondling the bodies of late dancehall artiste Ebony Reigns and her friend Franca Kuri in a video. This was contained in a statement issued by the GHS. The statement said, “The attention of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has been drawn to publications/broadcast by the print and electronic media on a leaked video of an ‘unidentified’ mortuary attendant/staff fondling corpses alleged to be that of Miss Ebony Reigns and her friend who were recently involved in a fatal road traffic accident.” “The GHS has initiated investigations to ascertain the identity of the alleged mortuary man and also to confirm whether the incident occurred in a mortuary facility belonging to the Service,” the statement added. The statement which was signed by the Director of GHS, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare added, ‘’ “it upholds the dignity and rights of our patients and will therefore not countenance such unethical conduct if it is established that the alleged mortuary attendant is a staff of the service.”
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Government is taking decisive steps to address the recent spate of armed robbery and other security breaches in the country. These measures include greater collaboration between the security agencies in order to aid intelligence gathering and crime prevention, while manpower challenges are being addressed. The general public has therefore been urged to play a watchdog role and report any suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities to take the necessary action. The Vice President of the Republic, H.E. Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, gave the assurance when he joined Muslim faithful for Jumah prayers on Friday March 2, 2018 at the Central Mosque, Abbosey Okai, Accra, as part of activities marking Ghana’s 61st Independence Anniversary, which falls on Tuesday March 6, 2018. The past week has seen a rash of brazen armed robberies, with two lives lost and a number of injuries recorded. After an emergency National Security Council meeting on Thursday March 1, 2018 the Inspector General of Police announced a reshuffle in the top hierarchy of the Police administration to put a sharper edge to their operations. Speaking to the media after the meeting, the Minister for Information, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, also announced a number of crime prevention measures including increased Police cum Military patrols, installation of more CCTV Cameras and street lights in crime-prone areas. In brief remarks after the Friday prayers, Vice President Bawumia indicated that President Akufo-Addo is receiving up to the minute briefings on the situation and government would provide the necessary logistics and resources to the security agencies to ensure there is peace and stability. “I want to assure the general public that the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is fully apprised of developments and what is going on. I’m in constant contact with him and the recent spate of armed robberies, which are of concern to everybody is of concern to him, and this is why we are taking the measures that we are taking to restore the stability and security of this nation. “We ask for the cooperation of the general public as we and the security forces undertake these operations and Insha Allah they will be successful. We will make sure that every resource is provided for successful operations. “Ghana, we are known for our peace and stability and we are going to make sure we maintain that. We pray to Allah to continue to give us peace and stability in Ghana and allow the country to move forward.”
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The Editor-In-Chief of the Informer Newspaper, Andy Kankam, is alleging that, he has gathered information that, some Members of Parliament and senior members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), are scheming to get the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Free Zones Board, Mr. Michael Okyere Baafi, removed from office. The journalist said he has gathered intelligence to that effect and with his good network, he has been reliably informed of the machination by these individuals to oust the CEO of the board. Andy Kankam noted that the move is not only attributed to the Free Zones CEO as some senior officials within the party, are not happy about some appointments made by President Nana Akufo-Addo, and because of that, they are working hard to get some of these persons removed. He also alleged that, some individuals are also undermining Anu Jinapor, the Deputy Chief of Staff, to cast him in a bad light in order to get him removed from office. ‘’They see them as threat and these appointees are excelling,’’ he added. He said, ‘’when people are competent and the president appoints them, they should not be undermined. I don’ think it is the best and so I thought we should put it out there. We are monitoring them. If they continue, we will not hesitate to reveal their identity, name and shame them,’’ he warned. When asked if he would be able to provide an evidence to support his allegation, Andy Kankam said, ‘’when we get there. I will provide the evidence. I will not brag but some MPs who feel threatened by the performance of these Chief Executives, and the young guys appointed by Nana Addo, to be part of the governance process are plotting against them because they see them as a threat. I am cautioning them to desist from their evil machinations otherwise we will expose them.’’ He believes the young appointees should be allowed to also grow and climb the ladder and should we allow these things to fester, young people would not be allowed to grow and contribute to the governance process. Andy Kankam who is a sympathizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) stressed that, the actions by these senior party officials should not be entertained since the effects would be disastrous no matter the government in power. Michael Okyere Baafi has a stock of phenomenal records and credentials that he hopes to bring on board to promote economic development and further effectively regulate activities in free zones. He was the Head of Sales and Marketing at Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd, a private limited liability insurance company in Ghana. He holds MBA in Marketing and Corporate Strategy from the University of Ghana, and a Bachelor of Education (Honours) degree, University of Cape Coast. He's a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK and has over 10 years experience in insurance marketing. He is currently the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the National Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He is also a member of the Trade and Industry sub Committee of the Transition team and was the Vice Chairman of the New Juaben South constituency. He is married with a son and hails from Koforidua in the Eastern Region. He made the revelations on Accra based Happy FM.
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