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Okomfo Kwaade set to release album this Easter

Fans of Hiplife musician Kwaade will have something to smile about as he is set to release an album this Easter.

This was revealed to Graphic Showbiz last Tuesday by his manager, Fareed Yakubu who was optimistic that the album will do very well.

Review of Beasts of No Nation & a word for Abraham Attah

Cary Joji Fukunaja’s Beasts of No Nation is an interesting movie. In one breath it reveals the rich floral life of Ghana which most video directors and filmmakers don’t tap into enough but on the other hand plays into the all too familiar African related movies which must bear slavery, war and savagery as well as corruption themes to stand the chance of gaining international recognition and awards.

50 Cent’s home to be converted into care facility

The buyers of 50 Cent's 21 bedroom home in Farmington, Connecticut are reportedly hoping it will be turned into a care facility for elderly people.

The 'In Da Club' hitmaker has agreed a sale on his mansion in Farmington, Connecticut and the buyers are hoping to convert the estate into an assisted living facility for elderly people.

Miley Cyrus to leave the U.S. if "nightmare" candidate Donald Trump becomes president

Miley Cyrus has vowed to move out of the U.S. if "nightmare" candidate Donald Trump becomes president.

The reality TV star-turned-politician had a major victory on Tuesday (01Mar16), when initial polling proved the 69-year-old to be the Republican frontrunner, making it a strong likelihood he will be appointed the party's candidate for this year's (16) election.

Managing DJ Khaled role falls on Jay Z

New management alert: Jay Z (and Roc Nation, by proxy) are now officially managing DJ Khaled. And no, he didn’t tell the world on Snapchat.

Ghana Music Week Festival 2016 is here

The Musicians Union of Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts presents the  2016 Ghana Music Week Festival.

From March 1 to March 7 the Capital, Accra will be alive with the Sound of  Music. From  Celebrating Ghana Music Day, the MOGO Festival, Ghana Music Investment Forum,  International Music Expo,  Ghana Music Honours and the Re-enactment of Ghana's Independence at the Gold@20 meet Ghana Music Week Festival.

Here is a full list of the Oscar winners

After months of campaigning and controversy, schmoozing and surprises, the 88th annual Academy Awards are finally under way in Los Angeles.

Heading into the ceremony, the biggest questions surrounded the best picture category as a three-way race between “The Revenant,” “The Big Short” and “Spotlight” emerged. In somewhat of a shocker, “Spotlight” won even as “The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” had more overall Oscars. Best director, considered a showdown between “The Revenant” helmer Alejandro G. Inarritu and “Mad Max: Fury Road” director George Miller, concluded with Inarritu winning for the second year in a row. In the leading acting categories, meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”) and Brie Larson (“Room”) won, as expected.

U.S embassy congratulates Abraham Attah on win

The United States embassy in Ghana has hailed young Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah after he picked up another award and presented an award at the Oscars over the weekend.

Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an OSCAR

The 88th Academy Awards set its tone before host Chris Rock could grab the mic. As Rock, dressed in a sharp ivory tux, strode to center stage, the orchestra sat on their hands and the sound system blasted a snatch of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power.” The stealthy 15-second instrumental was a fitting moment for a controversial awards race dominated by what people did — or didn’t — say, from Best Actress nominee Charlotte Rampling dismissing a question about Oscar quotas as “racist to white people” to Best Supporting Actor contender Sylvester Stallone forgetting to thank both his Creed director and his co-star at the Golden Globes.

Zimbabwe names Blakk Rasta as tourism ambassador

As special guest of Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwe Music Awards organizers, reggae musician and historian Abubaka Ahmed easily identified as Blakk Rasta has chalked another major success.

The ‘Barrack Obama’ hitmaker has sent word to blakkpepper.com that he has been made tourism ambassador for Zimbabwe adding that the official ceremony is set for the Tourism Ministry in Harare on 29th February 2016.

Blakk Rasta who has been touring Zimbabwe and sampling the sights and sounds disclosed: “I was at Great Zimbabwe and saw the walls.. A piece of our great history.. I shed tears at our ingenuity and creativity.. Rock building on rocks with no mortar…kai” was how the ‘Kwame Nkrumah’ hitmaker summed his experience after witnessing one of Africa’s great wonders: The Zimbabwean Civilization.

The ‘Kochoko’ legend has also been to the Zimbabwean heroes’ acre where national heroes/heroines are laid to rest and also paid homage to Amai Sally Mugabe, the revered mother of the Zimbabwean nation who happened to be a Ghanaian and the first wife of Robert Mugabe.

Whiles chalking these successes abroad, ‘Ghana’s Best, Africa’s Finest and the World’s Most Wanted’ has also gained two VGMA nominations for Reggae/Dancehall song of the Year for ‘Serwaa Akoto’ and Reggae/Dancehall artiste of the Year. Blakkpepper.com wishes the ‘Salaga Soldier’ the very best in his endeavours.

 

Sarkodie in UK for IndigoO2 concert

BET Award winner, Sarkodie has arrived in UK safely for his IndigoO2 concert slated for March, 11, 2016.

Arriving at Heathrow Airport 6am Wednesday morning, Sarkodie was met by awaiting journalists and fans who had waited patiently to capture the first images of the artist, as he appeared through BA departures in an all-black classic slick jacket and jeans with his trademark dark shades like a true super star.

Blakk Rasta set to perform for 50,000 crowd in Zimbabwe

Reggae musician and Pan Africanist Blakk Rasta who on the invitation of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been in the country since 21st February 2016, continues to sample the city and honour performance invitations.

Musician Kaakie undertaking National Service at VRA Akosombo Hospital

Award winning dancehall artiste, Kaakie, is very confident in her status as the queen of dancehall music; so much so that she says in spite of new artistes springing up, she doesn’t feel any pressure to do anything differently from what’s she’s been doing.

Shatta Wale- VGMA saga: No full apology, No nomination - Okraku-Mantey

A member of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards board, Mark Okraku-Mantey, has stated that the board’s decision not to nominate Shatta Wale for this year’s event unless he completes the process of officially apologising for maligning it “has nothing” to do with the artiste’s issue with Yola Ayewode of Charterhouse Productions Limited.

Citi FM set to promote authentic Ghanaian music with MOGO Festival

The annual Citi FM Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) Festival returns in the month of March with a series of exciting events to promote authentic Ghanaian music.

This year’s MOGO Festival would run alongside the Musician Union of Ghana’s (MUSIGA) annual Ghana Music Week Festival.

Deborah Vanessa is my ideal lady – Keche Andew

One half of hiplife duo Keche, Andew has revealed during an interview earlier on Friday with Afia Schwarzenegger's that Deborah Vanessa is his celebrity crush.

Responding to the ‘Y3 Wo krom’ hostess’ question on her midmorning show on OKAY101.7FM, Andrew confirmed he has had an eye on the African mermaid for sometime now and if possible would like to marry her.