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Upbeat multiple award-winning Ghanaian artiste and philanthropist, Kwame Nsiah-Apau, of career name, “Okyeame Kwame” has received a United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award for an outstanding humanitarian effort.
 
The award was pinned on him on Sunday 19th March, 2017 in Ohio by USA’s immediate Ex-President Barack Obama, in recognition of his Hepatitis B campaign in Ghana.
 
The Presidential Service Award, the highest civilian honour is granted to US citizens and permanent residents for their voluntary community service towards development.
Starting in 2009, the awardee has in partnership with MDS-Lancet Laboratories spearheaded and funded the screening, vaccination, sensitisation of over 7,000 beneficiaries against the deadly Hepatitis B disease in his country. The cause, worth applauding lands him the recognition herein.
 
Presented to him by Dr. Pauline Key, on behalf of the former president was a congratulatory plaque with an inscription, “Outstanding Humanitarian Service in Ghana”.
 
The artiste expressed his appreciation to President Obama for the honor and pledged even greater intensity of his campaign towards ridding Africa of Hepatitis. The OK management has announced, earlier this year that plans were advanced to extend their Hepatitis activations to West African countries in the ensuing months.
 
Not long ago, he had received a key to the city of Cincinnati for the same reason, as well as an appointment as an iconic figure by the World Hepatitis Alliance.
 
OK, bent on inspiring creative difference takes this laurel in the midst of an overwhelming public excitement at his recent music projects, “Best Rapper Alive” and “Saucing” (which features his children Sir and Sante).
 
 
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Award winning young actor, Abraham Attah, has congratulated President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, for his victory in the December 7 polls.
The 'Beasts of No Nation' star wrote on his Facebook wall:


“Congratulations to the President Elect H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo. Thank you to everyone who contributed towards a peaceful election. God bless our homeland Ghana”


He also commended Ghanaians for their contributions towards a violence-free election and urged them to maintain the peace the country is enjoying.
The actor in May 2016, paid a courtesy call on the president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo at his Nima residence with his management team to inform him about his Peace campaign project in July 18.


Attah made his feature film debut in Beasts of No Nation (2015) and was awarded the Marcello Mastroianni’s Best Young Actor Award at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.

 

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Legendary Ghanaian artiste 'Daddy Lumba' has featured in a facebook video recording a song endorsing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Charles Kwadwo Fosu alias 'Daddy Lumba', a perennial endorser of the NPP leader is heard in the song glorifying NPP policies such as 'one-district, one factory'.

 

Daddy Lumba's pro-NPP songs is staple food for the main opposition party's campaigns. His songs in 2008, remixed for 2012 'Nana ye winner' became an instant hit.

The governing National Democratic Congress had the last laugh however after it won the 2008 and 2012 general elections.


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Ghanaian hiplife group Praye have confirmed their comeback as a group in the music industry, saying they are here to stay forever. They started as individual artistes and later merged as a group because of the Nescafe Africa Revelation held some years ago.

They, however, broke away in 2013 after a misunderstanding ensued between them. The group have been back for just over a year now and have released two singles titled Kpotoo and Christina. Speaking exclusively to 3news.com, Praye Tietia disclosed that they are back for good and looking forward to giving their fans what they deserve.

 

“We are back and to show our fans that we are really back, we chose a record label or an emblem that supersedes all that has happened in the past. “We can assure our fans that we are back and will be doing music forever and if we are to break up now then it means none of us will do any song again.”

According to Praye Tintin, a lot of thought was put into the group’s decision to make a comeback, stating the hard work they put in to make ‘Praye’ a music force in the country some years back as one of the reasons for the decision.

 

“We were once there and time took us away to do our solo things which didn’t work so we are back now with full force to keep the fire burning so people should expect more,” he added.

He said, “I play my own beats and I play good beats which I think is a plus to the group and the future is bright and clear. “We know our fans have missed us and it’s obvious there is a lot more work to be done so they should expect good music from us”.

 

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It is often said in Nigeria that there’s no party like a Lagos party. Now, it seems Premium vodka, Skyy is about to further elevate that credential with a clever, ambitious and lavish all night gig holding this Friday, November 25 at an exclusive location in Lekki.

As the year-end holiday season draws near and Lagosians begin to seek opportunities to relax and mix, c, using a combination of young hitmakers and globally celebrated DJs.

 

Don Jazzy‘s protégé and Headies Next Rated winner, Reekado Banks will entertain guests, drawing from his repertoire of solo and group hits. He’s already promised everyone ‘an unforgettable night’. Also, DJ Obi, who played his way into the World Records after performing 240 hours non-stop, will be the official music guide.

‘This will prove to be unprecedented and unbelievable, and we are sure guests will relive the amazing experience for many weeks to come.’

 

With 2016 Life In The Skyy Party, the vodka brand continues its tradition of redefining the Nigerian nightlife landscape, creating fun experiences that are impossible to forget, as seen in the highly successful 2014 and 2015 editions.

Reekado Banks and DJ Obi are joined by Mr 2Kay, with several other performers, alongside Skyy Vodka lovers to party this weekend.

 

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We bring to you the official music video for Life, a song performed by Ghana's highlife artiste, Bisa Kdei and Nigeria's VP label act Patoranking.

The audio for the song was released days ago, and because of its deep message from both artistes and groove added to it by Masta Garzy, Life is gradually becoming the latest party starter song and the video here will just give you another million reasons to fall for the song.

The video was directed by Xbillz Ebenezer.

Watch below:

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Rapper Kanye West was reported on Tuesday to be undergoing a spiritual crisis after being hospitalized for exhaustion following the cancellation of the remainder of his U.S. tour.

West’s reality star wife, Kim Kardashian, pulled out of an expected appearance in New York on Monday night to be with her husband, who was taken to a Los Angeles hospital after police responded to a call for help, U.S. media reported.

Representatives for the 39 year-old musician did not return calls for comment on Tuesday on how long West was expected to remain in the hospital. He was hospitalized after a series of rants and concert cancellations in California last week.

 

A source close to the “Jesus Walks” singer told People magazine on Tuesday that West was dealing with exhaustion and sleep deprivation as well as a wider spiritual crisis.

“He feels like he’s under spiritual attack, and has been for a while,” the source told People.

“Sometimes, darkness creeps in, and Kanye wrestles against it. He talks about that a lot. It’s exhausting, and it takes everything he’s got. He’s just so tired now; he’s very low energy and feels like there’s a grieving in his spirit. It’s very hard to explain, but something has happened recently, where he’s not the ‘Ye that everyone knows,” the source added.

“‘Ye’ is a nickname for West.

His mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, told celebrity outlet Extra on Monday night that the singer was “just really tired. He’s had a grueling tour and it’s been a grind, so he just needs to rest.”

 

Celebrities rallied around West.

“Praying for Kanye. Praying he has the right energy surrounding him during this time. Sending peace and love,” singer and actress Janelle Monae posted on Twitter.

Actor Marlon Wayans tweeted “And I hope u all pray for @kanyewest too. He’s not just an artist but he’s a father, a son a husband and above human. Get well soon.”

 

West, who was promoting his current album “The Life of Pablo,” made headlines last week when he was booed at his San Jose, California, concert for declaring his support for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

He canceled a concert in Los Angeles at the last minute on Sunday, and on Saturday walked off stage in Sacramento, California, after 30 minutes during which he took aim at Beyonce, Jay Z, the media, and the music industry in general.

 

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The leader of the Bhim Nation, Stonebwoy, has done an awesome cover of Tekno’s Pana.

The cover, which is titled Kokonsa, is a love song that Stonebwoy uses to express his love for his lover.

He tells her this by telling her not to pay any attention to all those who are saying the wrong things about her because he knows that “she has nothing to hide.

 

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US rapper Kanye West has been hospitalised following an emergency services call, media reports say.

A police spokesperson told the BBC they had received a “disturbance call” on Monday afternoon, but did not name the singer.

The disturbance was later deemed a medical incident, he said, and the fire department responded.

 

A spokesman for the LA Fire Department said an unnamed man had been taken to hospital for “further assessment”.

“At 13:20 pacific time, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to an unspecified medical aid request,” a spokesperson for the service said.

“An adult male described as medically stable was taken to an area hospital for further assessment.”

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West’s current tour had been cancelled following an outburst at the weekend

Further details of the incident varied in conflicting reports from multiple news sources.

NBC News said officers had been responding to a “medical welfare call” and the decision to hospitalise West was for his own health and safety, citing “multiple authorities familiar with the case”.

Gossip website TMZ said that West was taken to hospital for “psychiatric evaluation” and had been seeking treatment for “severe sleep deprivation”.

The Los Angeles Times reported that there had been a 911 call from the address, citing a fire department source.

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Neither West nor his representatives have made an official statement about the incident.

His wife, Kim Kardashian, was expected to appear at a New York City social event on Monday – her first public appearance since she was robbed in Paris in October – but she did not attend.

West had cancelled all remaining dates on his current tour after abandoning a Sacramento performance at the weekend.

He had performed just three songs on Saturday night, before embarking on an unscripted rant, criticising Facebook, Jay Z and Hillary Clinton.

 

He criticised Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg for failing to give him $53m (£42.5m) to get out of debt and said he was hurt that Jay Z failed to visit his family after last month’s robbery.

West then appeared to suggest that Jay Z employed hit men, saying: “Jay Z, I know you got killers, please don’t send them at my head.”

“Get ready to have a field day, press, because the show’s over,” he said, as he dropped his microphone and walked out.

His promoter, Live Nation, has announced refunds for all tickets from the show.

No reason has been given for the cancellation of the remaining dates.

 

Source: BBC

Female gospel musician Mary Fokuo Agyemang whose single “Change Over” is gaining massive airplay is preparing to become Mrs in the coming days, zionfelix.net is reliably informed.

Close source to the gospel musician tells Zionfelix.net that Miss Agyemang and husband-to-be, Bernard Amoaning will marry in Kumasi on Saturday, November 26.

The engagement ceremony slated for Saturday will be followed with a white wedding days later, the insider added.

Mary Agyemnag launched her second album, “Change Over” on Sunday, October 23 at Yegoala Hotel in Kumasi.

Watch Mary Agyemang perform “Change Over” song below:

 

Source: ZionFelix

Ace female gospel musician, Ohemaa Mercy, has vowed to take legal action on event organizers who use her songs or images to advertise for events without her management’s concern.

She disclosed this to Mike2 on Adom Entertainment Hall last Saturday.

The gospel ace who recently celebrated her 14th marriage anniversary said, most of the event organizations have been using her images and songs to promote their events without contacting her management team for approval or others.

"Most of these event organizations just use my images or songs to promote their event without contacting my management and at end of the day if  my fans don’t find me at the show, they become disappointed”, she worried."

According to her, when this act continues, it would go a long way to affect her brand.

"In fact, I am not going to take it kindly when any event organiser uses my images to promote his business without my knowledge”, she warned."

She said due to the low sale of CDs, most of their ‘strength’ was based on playing shows to earn some money.

"When a gospel musician start taking action against these people, Ghanaians will start speaking against them – that gospel musicians should not go that way, yet they are using me to gain business”, she expressed."

She has therefore called on her colleague musicians to support her course to fight against this act since some circular musicians have started taking legal actions on some event organisers.

 

Source: ZionFelix

The second wife of the late veteran Ghanaian actor Ebenezer Donkor, popularly known as Katawere, 78, has revealed that he died of kidney failure.

Soon after the demise of the late actor was announced, his daughter Diana Donkor disclosed in an interview with Myjoyonline.com that her late dad battled an undisclosed illness for the past two years.

But in a one-on-one interview with razzonline portal, Maame Beatrice Boatemaa confirmed that "My late husband underwent urinal operation last year at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

She said he had been undergoing medical check-ups every two weeks at Dr. Opoku’s Hospital at Dansoman six months after which doctors told her her late husband was battling kidney problem.

Kidney failure also known as renal failure or renal insufficiency is a medical condition of impaired kidney function in which the kidneys fails to adequately filter metabolic wastes from the blood.

There are two main conditions of this disease, they are: acute kidney injury, which is often reversible with adequate treatment and chronic kidney disease, which is often not reversible. In both cases, there is usually an underlying cause.

Katawere died on Monday, November 13 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. His body has since been deposited at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital morgue.

He was known for the popular ‘Efiewura’ television series and has starred in several local movies.

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