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.
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.
Ahead of his controversial disqualification from the 2016 edition of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) Ghana’s dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah, aka Shatta Wale, has been calling on members of his Shatta Movement to be inspired by his story and never give up on their dreams and goals.
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.
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.
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.
Determined music act Bilz real name Shiraz Abdul Majeed has disclosed to Pluzz FM’s presenter Kay that given that he is not romantically attached, his crush and dream lady is Berla Addardey better known as Berla Mundi.
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: TheZimbabwean 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.
After some industry players and lovers of music had complained about Teephlow’s nominations at the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, organisers have taken his name out of all nominations he had received.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is official! Controversial and conscious reggae artiste Blakk Rasta is in Zimbabwe as a star performer at the 7th edition of the Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) to be held at the Harare Internationational Conference Centre scheduled for the 25th of February 2016.
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.