It was widely speculated that veteran actor Kofi Adjorlolo and actress Victoria Lebene, dated until father of the lady asked her to choose between her family and her lover.
Lebene in May this year said the reason why her father was against her romantic relationship with Mr. Adjorlolo is their age difference.
But when asked if he [Adjorlolo] dated the actress as speculated, he denied and wondered why Ghanaians believed the speculations that flew in the media.
He also denied arranging to marry Victoria Lebene and denied ever meeting her father.
Mr. Adjorlolo was speaking in an interview with Sokoo Hemaa Kukua on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.
He said the circumstances surrounding him and Lebene still remains a mystery to him.
The celebrated actor revealed on the show that ‘’When the issues came up I did not utter a word because the circumstances surrounding it baffled me,’’ he said.
He added that, of recent times; I had finished working at Aburi; Prince David Osei was organizing a birthday party. Some of the actors on set went to the party. So I decided to go with someone I knew. All of a sudden she has become my lover. I am not dating her.’’
He made the comment in reaction to a publication by Daily Guide that he has found a new lover after breaking up with Lebene.
According to him, the lady is a song writer and has already written 3 songs for him and cannot be his fiancée.
When he was pushed to deny whether he promised to marry Lebene, he stressed ‘’so you believe whatever a journalist writes?
‘’There are some things that must remain a mystery. And it will remain a mystery forever. The mystery surrounding myself and Lebene is in the past. We should not be talking about it again,’’ he added.
Veteran actor Kofi Adjorlolo has told Sokoo Hemaa Kukua on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, he laughs whenever he reads stories about him and young girls.
The veteran actor whose relationship with actress, Victoria Lebene, became public and later fell on rocks said those who write such stories about him, only makes him laugh.
According to him, he does not get disturbed at all with such stories about him.
He was reacting to a publication in the Daily Guide Newspaper which said he has stepped out with a beautiful lady, on Saturday heightening speculations that he may have found a new lover.
According to the paper, the action by the actor was due to his break-up with Victoria Lebene.
But reacting to the issue he said ‘’People sent me excerpts of the story and I laughed. When they write stories about me and young girls, I laugh. It doesn’t disturb me at all,’’ he said.
Victoria some few ago told the media that she had to choose between her family and Kofi Adjorlolo because her family, particularly her dad, was not in support of her relationship Kofi.
Reacting to that Mr. Adjorlolo said the relationship between him and Lebene still remains a mystery.
He also told the host that he have a lot ladies as friends and because of his fatherly nature, they refer to him as Daddy and at times, some of them refer to him as Uncle Lolo.
Celebrated Ghanaian actor Kofi Adjorlolo has said he is a lover of gospel music.
In an exclusive one-on-one interview with People’s Choice Celebrity Award Nominee, Sokoo Hemaa Kukua, he said he loves gospel music especially the ones composed to suit contemporary times.
Mr. Adjorlolo who is popularly referred to as Uncle Lolo, singled out controversial female gospel musician Gifty Osei as one of his favourite musicians and good friend.
He also named Nacee as one male musician he enjoys listening to.
According to him, although he does not have favourite songs, he loves gospel songs like Nacee and songs from Gifty Osei.
He also revealed that his grandfather was a musician and his exploits in music cannot be underrated adding, ‘’I grew up with music. I went to Nigeria to play bands. I have also played bands in Ghana.’’
Ghana’s representatives at 2017 Mongomo Golf Championship have given a strong assurance that they will make the country proud.
The championship which tees-off today [Thursday] in Equatorial Guinea have 34 countries participating.
Ghana is being represented by three professional golfers namely; Vincent Torgah, the 2017 West Africa Champion of Tema Country Golf Club, Emos Korblah of Achimota Golf Club and Kojo Barnni, who won the just-ended Gold Fields Championship at Damang, near Tarkwa.
Speaking on behalf of the three professional golfers, Vincent Torgah described their training as successful.
He said over 100 players are participating and hopes that everyone will have a good game.
Ghana he said is in a good form and the course is playing very well. Everybody is enjoying what he’s doing this week. We hope that everybody will have a very good week and play very well. We are ready and pray Ghanaians will support us so we bring the trophy to Ghana,’’ he added.
President of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA), Mr. Anthony Mintah has urged the trio on in the quest to raise the flag of Ghana high in professional golf in this year's Mongomo Championship.
He added that all PGA members are praying for them and he believes they will perform well.
Golfers drawn from over 32 countries from Europe, Africa and Asia are expected to use the three-day championship as preparatory grounds for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Outstanding golfers from the championship would have the opportunity to play for the qualifiers to participate in the global event.
The Ministry of Health will take delivery of the first consignment of H1N1 drugs to treat KUMACA students, Mr. Robert Cudjoe, the Public Relations officer (PRO).
He was speaking to Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm hosted by Kwame Tutu.
Minority Chief Whip and MP for Asawase constituency, Muntaka Mubarak had slammed the Ministry for sleeping on the job.
He told Rainbow Radio’s Parliamentary correspondent that, it was a failure on the part of the Ministry for the absence of the drugs to treat students a week after it was confirmed that it was H1N1.
But responding to the concerns raised, Mr. Cudjoe said the Ministry will take the first consignment today for treatment of students.
At least 11 students of the institution have died over the last nine months with four of the deaths recorded within a week, from a disease that is yet to be named by health authorities. Over 40 others have been receiving treatment at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Hospital.
A Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has resurrected the debate over the legalization of homosexuality in Ghana.
In an interview with Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the maverick politician called on Ghanaians to be on guard because the president will soon legalize same-sex marriage in the bid to depopulate the nation.
He asserted that the youth are going to be the target and has encouraged civil society groups, the Christian Council and the public to resist any attempt to legalize same-sex marriage.
They are planning to legalize homosexuality. Apart from killing the children they want to legalize homosexuality to kill younger people.
‘’Apart from killing the children in the schools, they are also going to legalize this thing [homosexuality] and use that avenue to also kill them. These gays will not target old men or women. They will target the young ones and tell them to engage in this indecent sexual act. We are a nation in crisis. We are a nation at the brink of breakdown because of bad leadership and we must rise up as a nation and fight,’’ he said.
On the issue of the student deaths at Kumasi Academy following the outbreak of H1N1 Influenza popularly known as swine flu, he questioned why an evil spirit will enter Ghana under President Akufo-Addo.
He said the spiritual father of President Akufo-Addo, Rev, Owusu Bempah attributed the deaths to an evil spirit and so I want ask why the evil spirit is killing our children.
''Rev. Bempah should expose the spirit so we will pray against it this Christmas. President Akufo-Addo is destroying this country. Someone should tell Owusu Bempah that we want to know where the spirit came from.''
He quizzed further, ‘’has the president used Ghana as a collateral for spiritual purposes? Did they use the state as collateral just to win power? Is the spirit now demanding for blood and killing our children in the various secondary schools? Rev. Bempah told us it is a spirit attack and so the president and his vice should go back to where they went to reverse the spiritual deaths,’’ he added.
The First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo says she feels very proud that an ultra modern new maternity block at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, has finally been completed.
The First Lady who led the campaign and solicited for funds after the Multi Media Group brought to light the plight of patrons at the deplorable nature of the old facility at the hospital, says she is excited that in record five months, the facility has been completed.
The KATH Mother and Baby Unit was the spotlight of the recent Joy News Special Assignment which revealed how hundreds of babies and mothers are dying each year at the facility.
Mrs Akufo-Addo’s-led project for the construction of a maternity ward at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) received positive response from Ghanaians, with the project raising over GH¢6.1m as at May 31, 2017. The ‘Save A Child, Save A Mother’ project, in addition to the amount raised, has an outstanding amount of cash pledges of GH¢1,489,500 yet to be redeemed by organizations and individuals, according to Deloitte & Touche, following two fundraising events in Accra and Kumasi.
The project has been completed and awaiting official commissioning. The First Lady took to her official Facebook page, expressed gratitude to individuals, organizations that donated in cash and in kind.
Below is her full post
I am truly proud of what we have accomplished. The Multimedia Group highlighted on the tragedies at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. A problem of lack of space resulting in needless deaths. This needed urgent action and with your support ( Corporate Bodies and Individuals) we have been able to build a modern new facility in 5 record months. Each baby will have its own cot because we now have a capacity for 130 babies and 11 children. Provision has been made for 12 simultaneous births. We have top of the line equipment as well to support our precious pregnant mothers and babies when delivered. The icing on the cake is that this is a green facility, eco-friendly and meets international standards.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says West Africa is not prepared to contemplate the scenario of Liberia sliding back into instability and conflict.
According to President Akufo-Addo, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), over the years, has made a huge investment in promoting peace in Liberia, and “we will do all we can to ensure that democracy is entrenched in Liberia, and we will not accept any other outcome.”
The 7th December, 2017, recent ruling made by Liberia’s Supreme Court on their presidential election, the President said, must ensure that Liberia will have its first peaceful handover of power from one democratically elected leader to another in 73 years.
“The work undertaken by that truly historic figure, the first elected female leader of an African nation, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in stabilising the country, after a bitter and protracted civil war, has been very solid and commendable,” he said.
The President continued, “I am anticipating that, at the end of the day, Liberia’s institutions, particularly the Supreme Court and the Electoral Commission, will be up to the task, and shepherd the country through a successful transition.”
President Akufo-Addo made this known on Wednesday, 13th December, 2017, when he delivered the Commencement Address at the 98th Commencement Exercises of the University of Liberia, in Monrovia.
Transform structure of African economies
With over 2,500 students graduating from the University, the President noted that it is not enough to hold successful elections every four years or to be able to criticize the government and to have a choice of 100 radio stations.
Democracy, he explained, must ensure that we are able to provide our people with a good quality of life.
“The structure of economies, bequeathed to us by colonialism, was dependent on the production and export of raw materials. Even though Liberia was not colonised, the structure of her economy remains very much the same as the others on the continent. Such economies cannot create opportunities, prosperity and wealth for our people,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo stressed that the time is long overdue for Africa to transform the structure of African economies to serve better the needs of the African peoples.
“Too many of our peoples are still kept down by extreme poverty. The promise of prosperity that was to accompany freedom has not materialised for the mass of the African peoples, and has rather been replaced with widespread despondency across the continent. This is not what our forebears promised,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo, therefore, urged “the current generation” of African youths to meet the challenges of today, and help banish the disgraceful spectre of young Africans, taking harrowing risks in trekking the Sahara desert or drowning in the Mediterranean, seeking greener pastures in Europe.
“Your generation has to ensure the fulfilment of the statement, made almost 70 years ago in 1949 to the Gold Coast Legislative Assembly by Joseph Boakye Danquah, the father of modern Ghanaian nationalism, that ‘the two things go together, economic freedom and political freedom. And we must have the two together in this very age, and in the shortest possible time’”, President Akufo-Addo added.
To this end, President Akufo-Addo stressed that a new paradigm of leadership on the continent is called for, i.e. “leaders who are committed to governing their peoples according to the rule of law, respect for individual liberties, human rights, the principles of democratic accountability and social justice; leaders who are looking past commodities to position their countries in the global marketplace”.
The President also called for “leaders who are determined to free their peoples from a mindset of dependence, aid, charity and hand-outs; leaders who are bent on mobilizing Africa’s own immeasurable resources to resolve Africa’s problems; leaders who recognise the connectedness of their peoples and economies to those of their neighbours.”
This new generation of African leaders, the President added, “should help bring dignity and prosperity to our continent and its longsuffering peoples.”